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3-SIDED(PENINSULA), VENTED DECORATIVE GAS APPLIANCE OWNER’S OPERATION AND INSTALLATION MANUAL

PFS ®

US

NATURAL GAS MODELS (V)GL36PN AND (V)GL36PNE PROPANE/LP GAS MODELS (V)GL36PNP AND (V)GL36PNEP

WARNING: If the information in these instructions is not followed exactly, a fire or explosion may result causing property damage, personal injury or death.

FOR YOUR SAFETY

Do not store or use gasoline or any other flammable vapors or liquids in the vicinity of this or any other appliance.

WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS :

Do not try to light any appliance.

Do not touch any electrical switch;

Do not use any phone in your building.

Immediatelycallyourgassupplierfromaneighbor’s phone. Follow the gas supplier’s instructions.

If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the fire department.

Installationandservicemustbeperformedbyaqualified installer, service agency or the gas supplier.

For more information, visit www.fmiproducts.com

WARNING: Improper installation, adjustment, alteration, service or maintenance can cause injury or propertydamage.Refertothismanualforcorrectinstallation and operational procedures. For assistance or additional information consult a qualified installer, service agency or the gas supplier.

NOT FOR USE WITH SOLID FUEL

CHECK LOCAL CODES PRIOR TO INSTALLATION

SAVE THIS BOOK

This book is valuable. In addition to instructing you on how to install and maintain your appliance, it also contains information that will enable you to obtain replacement parts or optional accessory items when needed. Keep it with your other important papers.

This appliance is only for use with the type of gas indicated on the rating plate.

This appliance is not convertible for use with other gases.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Safety Information................................................

3

Technical Service...............................................

15

Dimensions..........................................................

4

Specifications.....................................................

15

Introduction..........................................................

5

Wiring Diagrams.................................................

16

Selecting Location................................................

5

Troubleshooting.................................................

17

Fireplace Installation............................................

6

Replacement Parts and Accessories.................

19

Operating Fireplace............................................

13

Limited 2-YearWarranty.......................

Back Cover

Cleaning and Maintenance................................

15

 

 

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Safety Information

WARNING: This product contains and/or generates chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer or birth defects or other reproductive harm.

IMPORTANT:Readthisowner’s manualcarefullyandcompletely before trying to assemble, operate or service this fireplace. Improper use of this fireplace cancauseseriousinjuryordeath from burns, fire, explosions, electrical shock and carbon monoxide poisoning.

DANGER:Carbonmonoxide

poisoning may lead to death!

This fireplace is a vented product. This fireplace willnot produceany gas leakage into yourhomeif properly installed.This fireplace must be properly installedbyaqualifiedserviceperson.Ifthisunitis notproperlyinstalledbyaqualifiedserviceperson, gas leakage can occur.

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: Early signs of carbon monoxide poisoning resemble the flu, with headaches, dizziness or nausea. If you have these signs, the fireplace may not have been installed properly. Get fresh air at once! Have fireplace inspected and serviced by a qualified service person. Some people are more affected by carbon monoxide than others. These include pregnant women, people with heart or lung disease or anemia, those under the influence of alcohol and those at high altitudes.

Propane/LP gas and natural gas are both odorless. An odor-makingagent is added to each of these gases. The odor helps you detect a gas leak. However, the odor added to these gases can fade. Gas may be present even though no odor exists.

Makecertainyoureadandunderstandallwarnings. Keep this manual for reference. It is your guide to safe and proper operation of this fireplace.

WARNING: Any change to this fireplace or its controls can be dangerous.

1.This appliance is only for use with the type of gas indicated on the rating plate. This appliance is not convertible for use with other gases.

2.Forpropane/LPfireplace,donotplacepropane/ LP supply tank(s) inside any structure. Locate propane/LPsupplytank(s)outdoors.Toprevent performance problems, do not use propane/LP fuel tank of less than 100 lbs. capacity.

3.If you smell gas

shut off gas supply

do not try to light any appliance

do not touch any electrical switch; do not use any phone in your building

immediately call your gas supplier from a neighbor’sphone.Followthegassupplier's instructions

ifyoucannotreachyougassupplier,callthe fire department.

4.Never install the fireplace

in a recreational vehicle

wherecurtains,furniture,clothingorother flammable objects are less than 42" from the front, top or sides of the fireplace

in high traffic areas

in windy or drafty areas

5.Thisfireplacereacheshightemperatures.Keep children and adults away from hot surfaces to avoidburnsorclothingignition.Fireplacewill remain hot for a time after shutdown. Allow surfaces to cool before touching.

6.Carefullysuperviseyoungchildrenwhenthey are in the room with fireplace.

7.A hearth extension is not required with this appliance. If one is installed, it is for aesthetic purposes only and does not have to meet the standard requirements.

8.Turnfireplaceoffandletcoolbeforeservicing or repairing. Only a qualified service person should install, service or repair this fireplace. Have fireplace inspected annually by a qualified service person.

9.You must keep control compartments, burners and circulating air passages clean. More frequent cleaning may be needed due to excessive lint and dust from carpeting, bedding material, etc. Turn off the gas valve and pilot light before cleaning fireplace.

10.Have venting system inspected annually by a qualified service person. If needed, have venting system cleaned or repaired. See Cleaning and Maintenance, page 15.

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11.Keep the area around your fireplace clear of combustible materials, gasoline and other flammable vapor and liquids. Do not run fireplace where these are used or stored. Do not place items such as clothing or decorations on or around fireplace.

12.Do not use this fireplace to cook food or burn paper or other objects.

13.Do not use any solid fuels (wood, coal, paper, cardboard, etc.) in this fireplace. Use only the gas type indicated on fireplace nameplate.

14.Thisappliance,wheninstalled,mustbeelectrically grounded in accordance with local codes or, in the absence of local codes, with the

National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70.

15.Do not obstruct the flow of combustion and ventilation air in any way. Provide adequate clearancesaroundairopeningsintothecombustion chamber along with adequate accessibility clearance for servicing and proper operation.

16.Do not install fireplace directly on carpeting, vinyl tile or any combustible material other than wood. The fireplace must set on a metal or wood panel extending the full width and depth of the fireplace.

17.Do not use fireplace if any part has been exposed to or under water. Immediately call a qualifiedservicepersontoarrangeforreplacement of the unit.

18.Do not operate fireplace if any log is broken.

19.Do not use a blower insert, heat exchanger insert or other accessory not approved for use with this fireplace.

20.Provide adequate clearances around air openings.

Dimensions

 

 

 

6"

6" O.D.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 1/2"

 

 

 

 

24"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9 1/2"

 

 

 

 

 

20 5/8"

19 3/8"

 

 

 

 

4"

19 1/4"

 

40"

 

2 1/2"

19 1/4"

 

 

TOP VIEW

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4 1/2"

16"

12"

 

 

 

3 1/4"

16"

2 1/2"

 

 

 

 

 

12"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

52 1/2"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20 1/2"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

37 1/2"

 

5 1/4"

 

8"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9"

5 1/2"

36 1/2"

 

 

23"

 

 

13"

 

40"

 

 

24"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

24"

 

FRONT VIEW

 

 

SIDE VIEW

 

 

 

 

 

 

BACK VIEW

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Introduction

Models (V)GL36PN/P and (V)GL36PNE/P are decorative gas appliances that use a millivolt gas control and piezo pilot or an electronic gas control valve with an electronic ignition system respectively. These systems require a 6", B-typeventing system for operation.

The 6" B-typevent is not supplied by FMI PRODUCTS, LLC. For installation guidelines, check yourB-ventinstructions.

WARNING: This gas appliance must not be connected to a chimney flue servicing a solid fuel burning appliance.

Models(V)GL36PNand(V)GL36PNEaresmooth face units for natural gas only. The (V)GL36PNP and (V)GL36PNEP are smooth face units for propane/LP gas only. To determine which type of gas your unit is approved and tested for, check the rating plate on the lift-outplate located inside the firebox under the access panel.

BEFORE YOU BEGIN

Before beginning the installation of your appliance, read these instructions through completely.

This appliance and its approved components are safe when installed according to this installation manual and are operated as recommended by FMI PRODUCTS, LLC. Unless you use FMI PRODUCTS, LLC approved components tested for this appliance, YOU MAY CAUSE A FIRE

HAZARD!

TheFMIPRODUCTS,LLCwarrantywillbevoided byandFMIPRODUCTS,LLCdisclaimsanyresponsibility for the following actions :

A)Modification of the appliance or any of the components manufactured by FMI PRODUCTS, LLC unless otherwise permitted by FMI PRODUCTS, LLC.

B)Use of any component part not approved by FMI PRODUCTS, LLC in combination with this appliance.

C)Installationand/oroperationinamannerother than instructed in this manual.

D)The burning of anything other than the type of gas approved for use in this gas appliance.

Thisappliance,wheninstalled,mustbeelectrically grounded in accordance with local codes or, in the absenceoflocalcodes,withtheNational Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70..

Theinstallationmustconformwithlocalcodesor,in theabsenceoflocalcodes,withthecurrentNational

Fuel Gas Code, ANSI Z223.1/NFPA 54.

This appliance complies with ANSI Z21.50 as aVented Gas Appliance and is listed and tested by thePFS Corporation.

WARNING: Installation of this appliance should be done by a qualified service person well trained in the installation of such appliances. You will also need a building permit from your local BuildingandSafetyCommissioner before installing this appliance; otherwise your insurance company may not cover this appliance.

NOTICE: This appliance is not intendedtobeusedasaprimary source of heat.

Selecting Location

To determine the safest and most efficient location for your appliance, you must take into consideration the following guidelines:

1.The location must allow for proper clearances (seeClearances, page6).Note: This decorative appliance is not designed for outdoor installation.

2.Thelocationshouldbeinaplacewheredrafts, air conditioning ducts, windows or doors will not affect fireplace heat output.

3.A location that avoids the cutting of joists or roof rafters will make installation easier. Figure 2 shows a typical three-sidedfireplace installation.

IMPORTANT: Side openings must be located at least 3 feet from facing wall or combustible material. End opening must be located at least 1 foot from facing wall or combustible material.

Existing

Side

Wall

4" From Opening to

Perpendicular Wall Access Control Panel

Figure 2 - Typical Two-SidedFireplace

Installation 

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In selecting a location, the following precautions must be observed:

1.Do not connect this appliance to a chimney system used for a solid fuel burning fireplace.

2.Install in an area providing ventilation and adequate combustion air.

3.Due to high temperatures, do not locate this applianceinhightrafficareasornearfurniture and draperies.

4.Never obstruct the front opening of the applianceortheflowofcombustionandventilation air. Keep control compartments accessible.

5.DO NOTlocate in the vicinity where gasoline or other flammable liquids may be stored.The appliance area must be kept clear and free from these combustible materials.

Fireplace

Installation

CLEARANCES

Minimum clearances to combustibles are:

• Fireplace flanges to studs. . . . . . . . 0"

• Fireplace back/sides. . . . . . . . . . 1"

• Fireplace spacers to framing. . . . . . . 0"

• Openings to perpendicular wall. . . . . 4"

• End glass to facing wall. . . . . . . . 12"

• Side glass to facing wall. . . . . . . . 36"

• Bottom of fireplace to floor or platform. . 0"

• “B” vent surfaces. . . . . . . . . . . 1"

• Top of fireplace opening to ceiling. . . . 35" See Figures 3 and 4.

CAUTION: Do not block required air spaces with insulation or any other material. Do not obstruct effective opening of appliance with any type of facing material.

 

1" Minimum

1" Minimum

Clearance from Pipes

Clearance to Combustibles

to Combustibles

 

22 3/4"

19"

 

 

11 3/8"

21 5/8"

6" O.D.

4" Min. from the Perpendicular

Side Wall to the Fireplace Opening (Typ.)

Figure 3 - Clearances from Top View

Doublewall

6" B-Vent

35" Min. to Effective Opening to Ceiling

63 7/8" Minimum

0" to Floor

1" Min. Clearance

from Pipes to Combustibles

Do Not Pack Space

Between Spacer with

Any Type of Insulation

Figure 4 - Clearances from Side View

Mantel Clearances

Woodwork,suchas woodtrims,mantels andother combustiblematerials,shouldnotbeplacedwithin 7" of the opening of this appliance (see Figure 5). Combustible material above the fireplace projecting more than 1 1/2" from the appliance’s front face must not be less than 12" from the appliance opening.

 

12 1/4"

 

 

(Ref.)

Header Fireplace Top

 

 

33°

 

Drywall

Combustible

 

6" (Ref.)

 

Materials

 

12" Min.

 

 

 

7" Min.

Note: Mantel clearances apply

 

to both sides of the applliacne.

to Effective

 

 

Opening

 

3" Nom.

1 1/2" Max.

Figure 5 - Mantel Clearances

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framing

ConstructframingusingdimensionsshownifFigures 6,7and8.(Usethefigureapplicabletoyourapplication.) Figure 6 shows the framing dimensions prior to having the appliance in place. If installing on a platform, platform must be solid, flat and fully supported (see Figure 7). Once the unit has been fitted, bring studs in against nailing flanges located on the side of the appliance making sure a 1" clearance is maintained as shown in Figure 8.

Ifthefireplaceistobeinstalleddirectlyoncarpeting, tile (other than ceramic) or any combustible material other than wood flooring the fireplace must be installed upon a metal or wood panel extending the full width and depth of the fireplace.

 

 

"

 

 

3/4

 

 

22

40

3

52 3/4"

 

/

 

 

8"

Min.

 

 

Figure 6 - Framing Dimensions Prior to Placing Appliance

" 3/4 22

52 3/4" Min.

*

*As required by design as long as ceiling clearance is maintained

Figure 7 - Framing Dimensions Prior to Placing Appliance Using a Platform

1" Min. to Combustibles

Nailing Flanges

Prepared Framing

Nails or Screws

Figure 8 - Securing Appliance with Nailing Flanges

vent pipe installation

A6",B-1typegasventpipeisadouble-wall,vent-ing system (not supplied) which must be installed during rough framing of the appliance. AnyB-1type gas vent system may be used for proper venting as long as the vent system is installed per the vent manufacturer’s recommendations.

FMI PRODUCTS, LLC supplies this appliance with a tapered starter pipe for a snug fit. Slide B-1type vent pipe over this starter pipe until vent pipe is fully seated. Secure this first section ofB-ventpipe by strapping the connector around the vent pipe and then tightening the strap with any 1/8" nut and bolt (see Figure 9).Note: Visually inspect for proper vent connection by looking inside top of appliance. If connection does not appear to be correct, contact your local service technician.

B-1Type

Vent (Not Supplied)

Strap (Fasten with #6 Screw orBolt)

Figure 9 - Installing B-VentPipe

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Optional Outside air Kit (Model ak4)

The installation of an outside air kit should be completed during the rough framing of the fireplace due to the nature of it's location. Outside combustion air is accessed through a vented crawl space.

CAUTION: Air inlet ducts must not be terminated in an attic space.

Avoidinstallingoutsideaireyebrowinareaswhere inlet opening may be blocked by snow, bushes or other obstacles (see Figure 10).

The maximum height for the air inlet termination cannot exceed 3 feet below the B-venttermination exhaust height.

CAUTION: Do not connect this millivolt system wall switch to a regular 120v power source! Gas valve will be damaged beyond repair.

Wall Switch Installation

1.Remove the J-boxcover plate from side of appliance’s outer surround.

2.Usingthe18ga.millivoltwireandwallswitch (both supplied), connect wiring per wiring diagram (see Figure 11). For more detail, see

Wiring Diagrams on page 16.

Note: If any of the original 10 feet supplied wire must be replaced, use Thermostat Millivolt Wire 18 AWG TypeCL2-105C or equivalent only.

IMPORTANT: Do not hook up to standard 120 VAC household wiring.

 

Wall Switch

To Thermopile

(Supplied)

 

Secure to Collars with Duct Tape or Screws

Air Inlet

Location

Must Allow For Bushes or Snow

 

Air Inlet

 

Eyebrow

Vented Crawl Space

Vent Hood

Required for

(Check Local Codes

Wall Installation

Before Installing in a

 

Vented Crawl Space)

 

Figure 10 - Outside Air Kit

Millivolt Models (GL36PN/PNP and VGL36PN/PNP)

The installation of a wall switch in this millivolt control appliance allows you to activate the gas control valve without the use of normal current.

 

PILOT

 

 

ON

 

LO

7

TH

P

I

 

 

 

FFO

 

 

 

TP

TPTH

Route Millivolt WiresBack View

(Supplied) Through

Electrical Conduit Bushing

Figure 11 - Wall Switch Installation

Electronic models (gl36PNE/PNEP and Vgl36PNE/PNEP)

This appliance must be properly wired to standard 120v household current through the FMI PRODUCTS,LLCprovidedwallswitchbeforeitsremote control unit can be used to activate the automatic pilot ignition (turn fireplace flames ON).

Wall Switch Installation

1.Remove the J-boxcover plate from side of appliance’s outer surround.

2.Using the 18 ga. wires coming through strain relief grommet on side of appliance’s outer wall to standard household 120 VAC current through the wall switch provided, as shown in Figure 12, page 9. For more detail, see Wiring Diagrams, page 16.

Note: If any of the original 10 feet supplied wire must be replaced, use 20 AWG electrical wire or equivalent only.

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assembly underneath the front ledge. A 1/8" NPT plugged tapping is provided on the gas control valve for a test gauge connection immediately upstream of the gas supply connection to the appliance (see Figures 13 and 14).

 

 

Pilot Gas Line

 

 

Pilot

Do Not Kink

To Pilot

ON/OFF

Adjustment

Burner

Knob Cap

Strain Relief

Common Grommet

Ground Wire

Figure 12 - Wiring Through Outer Surround

GAS SUPPLY TESTING

Note: This section is intended as a guide for qualified technicians installing gas to this appliance.

CAUTION: Do not connect appliance before pressure testing gas piping. Damage to gas valve may result and an unsafe condition may be caused.

The appliance and its individual shut-offvalve must be disconnected from the gas supply piping systemduringanypressuretestingofthatsystemat test pressures in excess of 1/2 psig (3.5 kPa).

The appliance must be isolated from the gas supply piping system by closing its individual manual shut-offvalve during any pressure testing of the gas supply piping system at test pressures equal to or less than 1/2 psig (3.5 kPa).

This unit has been tested for installation at high altitude. Higher altitudes affect the atmospheric pressure and heat valve of gaseous fuels. When installing this unit at high altitudes, the rated input will be lower than at sea level. The lowered oxygen content in the air and the lowered gas density require installation of a different size orifice in order to achieve clean combustion of the unit. Consult the unit data plate for the proper high-altitudeorifice size. Fill out the information sticker attached to the unit when field converting. SeeSpecifications, page 15, when derating.

The gas control valve is secured to the burner pan

To Main

Burner

Inlet Outlet

Pressure Pressure

Figure 13 - Millivolt Control Valve

To

Main

Burner

From

E

A

Gas

 

Outlet

Supply

Inlet

Pressure

 

Pressure

 

 

Figure 14 - Electronic Control Valve

GAS LINE HOOK-UP

WARNING: Gas line hookup should be done by your gas supplier or a qualified service person.

WARNING: Before you proceed,makesureyourgassupply is OFF.

A manual shutoff valve has been included in the appliance’s gas supply system. You may consider installing an extra gas shutoff valve outside the appliance’s enclosure (check with local codes) where it can be accessed more conveniently with a key through a wall as shown in Figure 15, page 10.

A 30" long, 1/2" NPT SCHD 40 flexible gas line (supplied)maybeusedbetweentheincoming1/2" NPTblack iron gas line and the fireplace regulator (locatedinside the firebox,undertheaccess plate). The incoming gas line may be routed toward the appliance from either the left or right hand side of fireplace outer surround.

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To install:

1.Remove gas line cover plate from appliance’s outer surround at the location to be used.

2.Remove insulation from inside the gas line conduit sleeve.

3.Run gas line through sleeve.

4.Prepare incoming black iron gas line with Teflon tape or pipe joint compound. (Check local codes as to the use of Teflon tape.)

CAUTION:Compoundsused on threaded joints of gas piping shall be resistant to the action of Liquefied Petroleum (LP or propane) and should be applied lightly to ensure excess sealant does not enter the gas line.

5.Connectincominggaslinetoregulator.Secure all joints tightly with wrench, but do not over tighten. If a flexible gas line is used, take care not to kink the connector.

6.Re-packinsulation in and around the conduit sleeve and flexible gas line.

WARNING: All gas piping andconnectionsmustbetested for leaks after the installation is completed.

After ensuring that the gas valve is on, apply a commercial leak detection solution to all connections and joints. If bubbles appear, leaks can be detected and corrected.

Donotuseanopenflameforleak testing and do not operate any appliance if a leak is detected.

Key

Shutoff

Valve

 

Extension

Typical Exterior Wall Gas Shutoff Installation

Figure 15 - Typical Exterior Wall Gas

Shut-OffInstallation

Log Set Placement

Carefully remove log set from packaging. Place thetwo bottomlogsovergrateandalignwithpins. Place three loose logs, or twigs, onto alignment pins on two bottom logs (see Figure 16).

Bottom Logs

Top Logs (Twigs)

Figure 16 - Log Placement

Fireplace Facing

Any non-combustiblematerial may be used for facing (glass, tile, brick, etc.) as long as the proper clearances are adhered to and the fireplace openings are not blocked or obstructed in any way. SeeClearances, page 6, and Figure 17 on page 11.

Use only heat-resistant,noncombustible mortar or adhesive when securing facing material to the front of the fireplace.

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