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B-VENTDECORATIVE ELECTRONIC IGNITION GAS FIREPLACE OWNER’S OPERATION AND INSTALLATION MANUAL

PFS ®

C US

Natural Gas models m36e(b,h), m42e(b,h), VM36E(B,h) and vm42E(b,h)

PROPANE/LP Gas models m36eP(b,h), m42eP(b,h), VM36EP(B,h) and vm42EP(b,h)

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.

INSTALLER: Leave this manual with the appliance. CONSUMER: Retain this manual for future reference.

For more information, visit www.fmiproducts.com

WARNING: Improper installation, adjustment, alteration, service or maintenance can cause injury or property damage. Refer to this manual for correct installation 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 may be installed in an aftermarket*, permanently located, manufactured (mobile) home, where not prohibited by state or local codes.

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, unless a certified kit is used.

*Aftermarket: Completion of sale, not for purpose of resale, from the manufacturer.

State of Massachusetts: The installation must be made byalicensedplumberorgasfitterintheCommonwealth of Massachusetts.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Safety...................................................................

3

Cleaning and Maintenance.

............................... 20

Unpacking............................................................

4

Replacement Parts.............................................

20

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

4

Wiring Diagram..................................................

21

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

5

Service Hints......................................................

21

Product Specifications..........................................

6

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

21

PreInstallation Preparation...................................

7

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

22

Venting Installation...............................................

9

Parts...................................................................

24

Installation...........................................................

11

Accessories........................................................

29

Operation...........................................................

18

Warranty...............................................

Back Cover

Inspecting Burners.............................................

19

 

 

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Safety

WARNING:Thisproductcontainsand/orgenerateschemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer or birth defects or other reproductive harm.

IMPORTANT: Read this owner’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!

Thisfireplaceisaventedproduct.Thisfireplace willnotproduceanygasleakageintoyourhome if properly installed. This fireplace must be properly installed by a qualified service person. If this unit is not properly installed by a qualified service person, 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 qualifiedserviceperson.Somepeoplearemore affectedbycarbonmonoxidethanothers.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.

Make certain you read and understand all warnings. 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 unless a certified kit is used.

2.For propane/LP fireplace, do not place propane/LP supply tank(s) inside any structure. Locate propane/LP supply tank(s) outdoors. To prevent performance problems, do not use propane/LPfuel 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’s phone. Follow the gas supplier's instructions

if you cannot reach you gas supplier, call the fire department.

4.Never install the fireplace

in a recreational vehicle

wherecurtains,furniture,clothingorother flammable objects are less than 36" from front and 42" from top of fireplace. For side clearances see Figure 6, page 7

in high traffic areas

in windy or drafty areas

5.This fireplace reaches high temperatures. Keep children and adults away from hot surfaces to avoid burns or clothing ignition. Fireplace will remain hot for a time after shutdown. Allow surfaces to cool before touching.

6.Carefully supervise young children when they are in the room with fireplace.

7.Ahearth 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.Turn fireplace off and let cool before servicing 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.

Morefrequentcleaningmaybeneededdue to excessive lint and dust from carpeting, beddingmaterial,etc.Turnoffthegasvalve and pilot light before cleaning fireplace.

10.Haveventingsysteminspectedannuallyby a qualified service person. If needed, have venting system cleaned or repaired. See

Cleaning and Maintenance, page 20.

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Safety

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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.Donotplaceitemssuchasclothing 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.This appliance, when installed, must be electrically grounded in accordance with local codes or, in the absence of local codes, with the National Electrical Code,

ANSI/NFPA 70 or the Canadian Electrical

Code, CSA C22.1.

15.Do not obstruct the flow of combustion and ventilation air in any way. Provide

adequate clearances around air openings into the combustion 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 qualified service person to arrange for replacement 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.

Unpacking

The following items are packed inside the firebox. Remove before positioning firebox into framing.

Transition Collar - For vent connection

Ceramic Log Pack - Shrink-wrappedon cardboard

Three (3) plastic bags containing lava rock, pan and ember materials

Rear Log - Remove two plastic quick ties from around burner and grate

Grate Stand - Lift off of burner pan Check all items for any shipping damage. If damaged, promptly inform dealer or distributor where you bought the product.

Safely retain these items for later installation.

Introduction

Models M36E(P)(B,H), VM36E(P)(B,H), M42E(P)(B,H) and VM42E(P)(B,H) are vented gas fireplaces that use an electronic control valveandelectronicignitionsystem.A6"B-Typeventingsystemandalistedtypeventcaparenot supplied but are required for proper operation. See venting instructions on pages 9 and 10.

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

Models M36E(B,H), VM36E(B,H), M42E(B,H) and VM42E(B,H) are factory equipped for use with natural gas and must be converted when intendedforusewithpropane/LPgas.Arespective model PCBE-36orPCBE-42conversion kit may be purchased for simple conversion to propane/LP gas. SeeAccessories, page 29.

BEFORE YOU BEGIN

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

This FMI PRODUCTS, LLC appliance and its approved components are safe when installed accordingtothisinstallationmanualandareoperated as recommended by FMI PRODUCTS, LLC. Unless you use FMI PRODUCTS, LLC approvedcomponentstestedforthisappliance,

YOU MAY CAUSE A FIRE HAZARD!

The FMI PRODUCTS, LLC warranty will be voidedbyandFMIPRODUCTS,LLCdisclaims any responsibility for the following actions:

A)Modification of the appliance or any of the components.

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

C)Installation and/or operation in a manner other than instructed in this manual.

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

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The installation must conform with local codes or, in the absence of local codes, with the current National Fuel Gas Code, ANSI Z223.1/ NFPA 54. This appliance complies withANSI

Z21.50/CSA 2.22.

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 BuildingandSafetyCommissionerbeforeinstallingthisappliance; otherwiseyourinsuranceco.may not cover this appliance.

NOTICE: This appliance is not intendedtobeusedasaprimary source of heat.

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 it’s individual shutoff valve must be disconnected from the gas supply piping system during any pressure testing of that system at 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 shutoff valve during any pressure testing of the gas supply piping system at test pressures equal to or less than 1/2 psig

(3.5 kPa).

For the purpose of input adjustment two pressure taps (for IN and OUT pressures) are provided on the gas control valve for test gauge connections to the appliance.

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 (see Clearances, page 7).

2.Consider a location where heat output would not be affected by drafts, air conditioning ducts, windows or doors.

3.A location that avoids the cutting of joists or roof rafters will make installation easier. Figure 1 shows a plan view of a few com-

mon locations.

Flush installations are recommended where living space is limited or at a premium and since the space required to enclose the appliance would be located beyond an outside wall, this would also reduce the cutting of joists, roof rafters and such. Check local codes for any restrictions.

Projected installations can extend any distance into the room. A projection may be ideal for a new addition on an existing, finished wall.

Corner installations make use of space that may not normally be used and provides a wider and more efficient range for radiant heat transference.

Internal wall installations provide a discreet option for room separation and can also be ideal as an addition to an existing wall.

CORNER

INTERNAL WALL INSTALLATION

INSTALLATION

FLUSH

FULL INSTALLATION

PROJECTION

INSTALLATION

Figure 1 - Possible Locations for Installing Appliance 

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Product Specifications

 

 

 

 

 

GAS RATING - NATURAL

 

 

 

 

 

 

M36E(B,H), VM36E(B,H)

M42E(B,H), VM42E(B,H)

Max. Input Rating:

40,000 Btu/Hr

45,000 Btu/Hr

 

 

Manifold Pressure:

3.5" WC (.87 kPa)

3.5" WC (.87 kPa)

 

Minimum Supply Pressure:

4.5" WC (1.12 kPa)

4.5" WC (1.12 kPa)

 

Maximum Supply Pressure:

10.5" WC (2.66 kPa)

10.5" WC (2.66 kPa)

 

Orifice Size:

 

# 30

 

# 29

 

 

 

GAS RATING - PROPANE/LP

 

 

 

 

 

M36P(B,H), VM36P(B,H)

M42P(B,H), VM42P(B,H)

Max. Input Rating:

40,000 Btu/Hr

45,000 Btu/Hr

 

 

Manifold Pressure:

10" WC (2.49 kPa)

10" WC (2.49 kPa)

 

Minimum Supply Pressure:

11" WC (2.74 kPa)

11" WC (2.74 kPa)

 

Maximum Supply Pressure:

13" WC (3.23 kPa)

13" WC (3.23 kPa)

 

Orifice Size:

 

# 52

 

# 50

 

 

For Use With

A

 

F

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6"Ø Type B-1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vent Pipe Only

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

E

HEARTH AREA

H

 

 

 

DIMENSIONS

 

 

 

 

 

Stand Off

 

 

 

 

 

D

 

 

 

 

Collar

7"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B

C

 

G

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7"

Alternate Gas

 

 

 

 

Supply Inlet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

Glass Door

1.5"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Optional)

 

 

13.5"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

K

 

Outside Air

 

 

Kit Location I

J

N O

(Optional)

 

 

R

 

 

T

7"

W

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Q

P

S

L

V

 

 

M

 

 

 

 

 

 

Model 36

Model 42

Model 36

Model 42

Model 36

Model 42

A

29"

36"

I

40 1/4"

44 1/4"

Q

13 7/8"

14"

B

5/8"

5/8"

J

21"

24"

R

10 1/2"

12 1/2"

C

41"

48"

K

8"

9"

S

2 1/2"

2 1/2"

D

12"

14"

L

34 3/4"

42"

T

8 1/8"

8 1/8"

E

21 1/4"

23"

M

42"

49"

U

11"

12 3/4"

F

22 1/4" (24" w/o Brick)

29 1/4" (31" w/o Brick)

N

36"

40"

V

7"

7"

G

32 5/8" (34" w/o Brick)

39 1/2" (411/4" w/o Brick)

O

37"

41"

W

2 1/4"

2 1/4"

H

15 3/4" (163/4" w/o Brick)

17 3/4" (183/4" w/o Brick)

P

8 5/8"

10 1/2"

X

5"

4 1/2"

Figure 2 - Appliance Dimensions

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CLEARANCES

Minimum clearances to combustibles are: Back and Sides of Outer Surround 0" min.

Drywall to Sides of Front Face

 

(Nailing Flanges)

0" min.

“B” Vent Surfaces

1" min.

Ceiling to Opening

42" min.

Floor

0" min.

Perpendicular Wall

See Figure 6

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.

 

Nailing 2 x 4 Stud

Left Side

Flange

Back

 

Surround

 

 

 

0" Clearance

 

 

 

0"

 

Front Face

Drywall

 

 

Figure 3 - Minimum Clearances

 

(Top View)

 

 

 

1" (2.5 cm)

 

 

Min. Clearance

 

 

to "B" Vent's

Ceiling

Outer Pipe

 

42" (106.7 cm)

 

 

Min. Clearance

 

 

from Opening to

 

 

Ceiling

0" Clearance

 

 

 

 

*

*

*

 

 

DO NOT BLOCK

 

 

OR OBSTRUCT

0" Clearance to

 

 

OPENINGS

Combustible or

 

 

 

Noncombustible

Flooring

Maintain 2" (5.1 cm) Min. Clearance to Transition Pipe as Measured at Outer Vent Collar

*Required air spaces are indicated with

an "*". Do not pack with insulation or any other material.

Figure 4 - Minimum Clearances

(Front View)

MANTEL CLEARANCES and Wall Details

Acombustible mantle shelf maybe installed a maximum 12" (22.9 cm) from wall. Figures 5 and 6 show the minimum allowable distances from various combustible mantle components in relation to fireplace opening.

 

 

Combustible

 

12"

Materials

 

(22.9 cm)

 

 

 

Header

6" (15.2 cm)

 

 

A

 

 

B

Spacer

 

 

 

3" (7.6 cm)

 

 

1 1/2"

 

 

(3.8 cm) Max.

 

 

M36E(B,H),

M42E(B,H),

 

M36EP(B,H)

M42EP(B,H)

 

VM36E(B,H),

VM42E(B,H),

 

VM36EP(B,H)

VM42EP(B,H)

A

14" (35.6 cm)

15" (38 cm)

B

8" (20.3 cm)

9" (22.9 cm)

Figure 5 - Mantel Clearances - Side View

(Cross Section)

TOP VIEW

Combustible

Outer Surround Material May

Be Used

1 1/2"

 

 

 

SAFE

(3.8 cm)

3" (7.6 cm)

 

ZONE

Max.

 

 

 

Max.

 

 

6" (15.2 cm)

 

 

 

Max.

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B

Perpendicular

 

 

 

Wall

 

 

M36E(B,H),

 

M42E(B,H),

 

 

M36EP(B,H)

 

M42EP(B,H)

 

 

VM36E(B,H),

VM42E(B,H),

 

VM36EP(B,H)

VM42EP(B,H)

A

 

9" (22.9 cm)

6" (15.2 cm)

B

12" (30.5 cm)

9" (22.9 cm)

Figure 6 - Side Clearances - Top View

(Cross Section)

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FRAMING

1.Frame appliance enclosure as illustrated in Figures 7 and 8.

Note: If a wall covering is used to line enclosure, then all measurements must be from surface of covering.

2.Place appliance into framing and secure.

Note: If appliance is to be raised above floor level, a platform must be built to support appliance.

3.Install supply line to appliance using a 1/2"

NPT black iron gas line terminating 2 5/16" above bottom of appliance. The gas line must be installed through lower left side access point or alternate access hole in the bottom of appliance (see Figure 19, page 13).

4.Repack insulation around gas line to cover any remaining openings in conduit sleeve.

Prepare incoming gas line with teflon tape or pipe joint compound and hook up incoming gas line to flexible gas line.

Note: If 1/2" NPT black iron pipe does not mate with fitting at the end of flexible gas line, remove fitting and replace with a 37 degree flare 3/4"-12,1/2" NPT (female) fitting.

WARNING: When finishing appliance, do not overlap combustible material onto the black front face. Brick, tile or other noncombustible materials may be applied to the face provided that any gap is between the material used and the face is caulked with a noncombustible caulking.

A

B

C

 

M36E(B,H),

M42E(B,H),

 

M36EP(B,H)

M42EP(B,H)

 

VM36E(B,H),

VM42E(B,H),

 

VM36EP(B,H)

VM42EP(B,H)

A

40 3/8" (102 cm)

44 3/8" (112 cm)

B

21 3/8" (54.3 cm)

23 1/8" (58.7 cm)

C

41 1/4" (104.8 cm)

48 1/4" (122.6 cm)

Figure 7 - Rough Opening for Installing in Wall

These Dimensions Allow for a 3/4" Clearance at Sides and Back of Fireplace. However, 0" Clearance is Permitted

D

C

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

B

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3/4" Clearance Not Required

 

 

 

 

 

 

at Nailing Flanges

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

M36E(B,H),

 

 

 

M4E2(B,H),

 

 

M36EP(B,H)

 

 

 

M42EP(B,H)

 

 

VM36E(B,H),

 

 

VM42E(B,H),

 

 

VM36EP(B,H)

 

 

VM42EP(B,H)

A

24

1

/ " (62.2 cm)

 

27

9

/ " (70 cm)

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

16

 

B

73 7/8" (187.6 cm)

 

83 7/8" (213 cm)

C

52

3

/

16

" (132.6 cm)

 

59

5

/

16

" (150.6 cm)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D

17

1

/ " (43.8 cm)

 

19

1

/

 

" (49.5 cm)

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

Figure 8 - Corner Installation Guidelines

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Installing Transition Pipe and Starter Collar

The transition pipe and starter collar shown in Figure 9 are supplied with fireplace, unattached and ready for installation. Remove starter collar and set aside. Slide transition pipe over vent collar and attach with a minimum of three screws. Replace starter collar over transition pipe and attach using four screws located on leg stands (five used on model M42E). To install B-ventpiping, slide first piece ofB-ventover transition pipe and attach with either a minimum of two screws or other means approved by the vent manufacturer.

B-VentPiping

Starter Collar

Transition Pipe

Vent Collar

Figure 9 - Installing Transition Pipe and

Starter Collar

Venting Installation

A B-typeventing system must be connected to appliance for venting to the outside of building.

The following section is provided as a guide to a standard B-typevent installation.

Standing codes requirements concerning B- type vent installations may vary within your state, province or local codes jurisdiction. Therefore, it is recommended that you check with your local building codes for specific requirements or in absence of local codes, follow Section 7.0 of the current National Fuel Gas Code ANSI Z223.1/NFPA 54.

This gas appliance must be vented to the outdoors only and may not be terminated into an attic space or into a chimney flue servicing a solid-fuelburning appliance.

This appliance may be vented through a manufactured chimney system or a masonry chimney using a B-ventadapter or a chimney liner system if all are listed, inspected and approved by local codes and/or building authorities.

The examples shown in Figure 10, page 10 are typical of most B-ventinstallations and codes practices.

Example 1: Shows the minimum allowable system height and lateral offset for a 60° or greater inclination. Code specifies that offsets at 60° or greater are considered horizontal and must follow the 75% rule for lateral to total vertical system height. Codes also allow only one offset in the total system when

at 60° or greater. The total vertical height in this example represents the minimum height of 8 feet and therefore the allowable lateral is 6 feet when the 75% rule applies. If the lateral length must exceed 75% then the system must be sized in accordance with the Category I venting tables.

Example 2: Shows a multiple offset each at

45° of inclination. Multiple offsets are permitted if they do not exceed 45° of inclination. The total lengths of the two offsets are not required to meet the 75% allowable rule.

Example 3: Shows a single offset at 45° of inclination and therefore the lateral length at

10 feet of offset does not have to meet the

75% rule.

In each case the offsets must be supported and firestops must be positioned wherever the vent must pass through a sub-floor,ceiling joist or an attic overhang. The vent pipe must terminate vertically into a listed type vent cap and extend a sufficient height through an approved roof flashing, roof jack or a roof thimble. At all points the listed clearances must be maintained.

Vent terminations must be located in accordance with height and proximity rules of

NFPA No. 54. These rules apply to vents at 12" diameter or less and require a minimum height in accordance with the roof pitch and a minimum of 8 ft. distance from a vertical wall or obstruction (see Figure 11, page 10).

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Venting INSTALLATION

Continued

 

Listed

 

 

 

 

 

Vent Cap

 

Listed

Listed

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vent Cap

 

 

 

Vent Cap

 

 

 

 

Maintain

 

Maintain

 

 

 

Listed

 

Listed

 

 

 

Clearance

 

Clearance

 

 

Maintain

 

 

Support Each

Maintain

 

Listed

 

 

Lateral At

Listed

 

Clearance

 

60°

Least Every

45°Clearance

 

 

8' Position

 

6 Feet

12' Min.

45°

10'

6'

 

Position

12' Min. Firestop

Position

Firestop

 

12' Min.

 

 

 

 

Firestop

45°

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maintain

 

Maintain

 

Maintain

 

Listed

 

Listed

 

Listed

 

Clearance

Clearance

 

Clearance

EXAMPLE 1 EXAMPLE 2 EXAMPLE 3

Figure 10 - Typical B-VentConfiguration

If venting horizontally through a side wall becomes necessary, a listed thimble approved for use with B-typevent must be used. Check with your local codes before venting through a side wall.

Some codes areas allow the use of existing

B-typevent systems if the system is at or above the recommended diameter of the flue, in this case 6".

The flue connection must be made using listed B-typeconnectors and the existing system must be code inspected for damage and proper installation.

It is not recommended that this appliance be common vented with an existing gas burning appliance. However, if it becomes necessary to common vent this appliance, the venting system must be sized and configured in accordance with the common venting guides

Appendix G of the current National Fuel Gas Code ANSI Z223.1/NFPA 54.

Note: Before connecting this appliance to an existing vent system or a common venting system consult with your local architect, planner or building official.

WARNING: This appliance must be properly connected to a system and must not be connected to a chimney flue servicing a separate solid fuel burning appliance.

Lowest

Listed

 

 

 

Discharge

 

 

 

Vent Cap

 

 

 

Opening

 

 

8 Ft. Min.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Listed

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

 

 

Gas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vent

 

 

 

 

 

12

Roof Pitch x/12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Listed Clearance

H (Min)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Height

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From Roof

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

H (Min.)

 

 

 

Roof Pitch

 

Feet

Meter

 

 

Flat to 6/12

 

1.0

0.30

 

 

6/12 to 7/12

 

1.25

0.38

 

 

Over 7/12 to 8/12

 

1.5

0.46

 

 

Over 8/12 to 9/12

 

2.0

0.61

 

Over 9/12 to 10/12

 

2.5

0.76

 

Over 10/12 to 11/12

 

3.25

0.99

 

Over 11/12 to 12/12

 

4.0

1.22

 

Over 12/12 to 14/12

 

5.0

1.52

 

Over 14/12 to 16/12

 

6.0

1.83

 

Over 16/12 to 18/12

 

7.0

2.13

 

Over 18/12 to 20/12

 

7.5

2.27

 

Over 20/12 to 21/12

 

8.0

2.44

Figure 11 - B-VentTerminations

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CHECKING FOR PROPER VENTING

After completing and checking electrical, gas and vent connections, follow the lighting instructions and allow the main burner to run for approximately 5 minutes. Hold a lighted match or cigarette near the top edge of fireplace opening and play it along entire length of opening (see Figure 12). Proper venting should tend to draw the flame or smoke into the appliance. Improper venting or escaping of spillage of burned gas, is indicated when the match flickers or goes out. Smoke from a cigarette will also tend to disperse away from the appliance.

If the appliance is found to be improperly venting, shut it off and notify your installer or a qualified service agency to inspect the venting system.

NOTICE: This appliance is equipped with a vent safety shutoff switch which will shut downtheapplianceinthecaseof aventingproblem.Donotbypass theventsafetyswitch.Iftheapplianceshouldshutdown,contacta qualifiedinstaller,serviceagency or your gas supplier to have the vent inspected before operating.

Check this area along entire top edge of fireplace opening. Smoke

or flame should be drawn into appliance opening.

Figure 12 - Checking for Spillage

Installation

WALL SWITCH INSTALLATION

The installation of a wall switch allows you to activate the gas control valve and turn the fireplace on and off. The wall switch is to be connected to the incoming 120 volt regular household wiring that supplies electricity to the fireplace. Refer to wiring diagram in this manual on page 18.

optional Remote control

INSTALLATION (model WRC)

Note: If using optional wireless hand-heldremote control, wall switch must be in the ON position to be operational. The remote control then becomes the switching mechanism for fireplace operation.

1.Remove front refractory access panel by lifting up and angling out of firebox opening (see Figure 13).

2.The WRC model receiver does not require a battery. Receiver can be installed by plugging the short extension cord into fireplace receptacle. Plug receiver unit into extension cord. Plug ignition module plug into receiver unit (see Figure 14).

Figure 13 - Removing Front Refractory

Access Panel

Fireplace

Remote

Receptacle

Control

 

Receiver

Extension Cord

Ignition

Module Plug

Figure 14 - Installing WRC Remote Receiver

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3.Activate remote handset battery by removing insulating tab on back of handset

(see Figure 15). Battery is included preinstalled.

4.Once the battery is activated unit is ready to use.

5.Replace front refractory access panel.

Battery Cover

12 Volt Battery

Back of

Handset

Pull to Remove

Insulation Tab

Figure 15 - Installing Battery into Back of Handset

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 appliance’s enclosure (check with local codes) where it can be accessed more conveniently with a key through a wall as shown in Figure 16.

In conformance with local codes, route a

1/2" NPT gas line to appliance through hole in left side of firebox or sub-flooras shown in Figure 17.

CAUTION: Do not kink flexible gas line.

FMI PRODUCTS, LLC recommends that a black iron gas line be routed from the gas source, through a sediment trap (shown in Figure 18) and into appliance. Once connected through appliance, a flexible gas line may be used for ease of installation to gas control valve (see Figure 19, page 13).

Before connecting black iron gas line to inside of appliance a sediment trap must be included outside appliance between gas line and gas shutoff valve. It must extend down 3" beyond center of pipe. Prepare incoming black iron gas line with teflon tape or pipe joint compound (Check with local building codes).

Key

Shutoff

Valve

 

Extension

Typical Exterior Wall Gas

Shutoff Installation

Figure 16 - Manual Shutoff Valve

Installation

1/2" NPT

Incoming Black

Iron Gas Line

 

A

7"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7"

Alternate Gas Supply

 

 

 

Through Sub-Floor

 

 

M36E(B,H),

 

 

M42E(B,H),

 

 

M36EP(B,H

 

 

M42EP(B,H)

 

 

VM36E(B,H),

 

VM42E(B,H),

 

VM36EP(B,H)

 

VM42EP(B,H)

A

8 5/8" (21.9 cm)

 

10 1/2" (26.7 cm)

Figure 17 - Routing Incoming Gas Line

 

 

 

 

 

Incoming

 

 

 

 

 

1/2" Gas Line

 

 

 

 

 

Permitted by

Sediment

 

 

 

Local Codes

Trap (Not

 

 

 

all

Supplied)

 

 

 

W

 

 

Side

 

 

3" Min.

 

Of

Appliance

 

 

 

 

 

 

(7.6 cm)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Figure 18 - Sediment Trap

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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.

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

After ensuring that 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.

Complete your gas installation by connecting incoming gas line with flexible gas line.

Secure tightly with wrench but DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN.

EMBER AND PAN MATERIAL placement

1.Open bag(s) of vermiculite and fill entire burner pan until burner tube is completely covered (see Figure 20).

2.Smooth pan material just even with edges of burner pan.

3.Remove ember material from bag and flatten small amounts into quarter size pieces and lay on top of surface of pan material (see Figure 21).

4.Place just enough to cover entire surface and leave about a 1/2" gap under lower grate members to allow air to flow (see Figure 22, page 14).

 

Gas Shutoff

Flexible Gas Line

Red Surface Indicates For

 

 

Do NOT Kink

Propane/LP Use Only

Pilot Adj

 

Valve

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ON

 

 

 

 

 

T

 

 

 

 

 

 

O

 

 

 

 

 

 

L

 

 

 

 

 

 

I

 

 

 

 

 

 

P

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OFF

 

 

 

Note:

 

 

 

 

 

 

1) Wire Connections

IN

OUT

 

1/2" NPT

Not Shown for Clarity

 

Outlet

 

Incoming

2) * 1/8" NPT Plugged

 

Pressure Tap

Gas Line

Tapping

Inlet Pressure Tap

 

 

 

Figure 19 - Connecting Flexible Gas Line to Millivolt Valve

 

Grate

Vermiculite

Burner Pan

 

Ember

 

 

 

 

 

(Pan Material)

 

Grate

Material Vermiculite (Pan Material)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Burner

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pan

Figure 20 - Fill Entire Burner Pan with

Figure 21 - Ember Material on Surface of

Vermiculite

Pan Material (Vermiculite)

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Grate

Pan and Ember

0.5"

Material

0.5"

Burner Pan

Figure 22 - Pan and Ember Material

Clearances

LOG PLACEMENT For Models

M36E, M36EP, VME36 and VM36EP

1.Place small front right log (log 1) on right front of grate as shown in Figure 23.

2.Place large back log (log 2) onto grate making sure notches rest over grate as shown in Figure 23.

3.Place log 3 into notch on log 2, resting front end on top of log 1 (see Figure 24).

4.Place upper end of log 4 into notch on log

2 as shown in Figure 24. Rest lower end of log 4 onto middle grate finger as shown in Figure 25.

5.Place upper end of log 5 into notch on left of log 2 (see Figure 25). Rest lower end of log 5 on grate as shown in Figure 26.

6.Insert lower end of log 6 between first two grate fingers as shown in Figure

26 and position upper end of log 6 into notched area on front of log 2 as shown in Figure 26.

As an option to enhance the look of the hearth, you may place lava rock provided around front and sides of burner.

Log 2

Notch

NOTICE: Do not put lava rock inside the burner pan or around theairmixerfitting.Placinglava rock inside the burner pan or blockingtheopeningsofthepropane/LP air mixer could cause performance problems.

Log 4

Log 3

Log 2

Notches

Log 1

Figure 24 - Installing Logs 3 and 4

Log 5

Log 6

Notch

Log 4

Notch

Figure 25 - Installing Logs 5 and 6

Log 1

Figure 23 - Installing Logs 1 and 2

Figure 26 - Logs Installed for M36, M36P,

VM36 and VM36P Models

 

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LOG PLACEMENT For Models

M42E, M42EP, VME42 and VM42EP

1.Place large back log (log 1) onto grate making sure notches rest over grate (see

Figure 27).

2.Insert lower end of log 2A between first two grate fingers and position upper end into notch on front of log 1. See Figure 27.

Place log 2B on front right side of grate as shown in Figure 27.

3.Place log 3 into notch on top left of log 1, resting lower end on left two grate fingers

(see Figure 28).

4.Place upper end of log 4 into notch on log 1 as shown in Figure 28. Rest lower end of log 4 on the middle grate finger as shown in Figure 29.

Notch

Log 1

Log 2A

Log 2B

5.Place upper end of log 5 into notch on top inner right of log 1 (see Figure 29). Rest lower end of log 5 on middle grate finger as shown in Figure 30.

6.Place log 6 into notch on top right of log

1 (see Figure 29). Rest lower end of log 6 on top of log 2B (see Figure 30).

As an option to enhance the look of the hearth, you may place lava rock provided around front and sides of burner pan.

NOTICE: Do not put lava rock inside the burner pan or around theairmixerfitting.Placinglava rock inside the burner pan or blockingtheopeningsofthepropane/LP air mixer could cause performance problems.

Log 5

Log 6

Log 1

Notch

Log 2B

Figure 27 - Installing Logs 1, 2A and 2B

Figure 29 - Installing Logs 5 and 6

Log 3

 

Log 4

 

Log 1

 

Notches

 

Figure 30 - Logs Installed for M42E,

M42EP, VM42E and VM42EP Models

Figure 28 - Installing Logs 3 and 4

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COMBUSTION AIR KIT MODEL AK4

(OPTIONAL)

The outside air kit may be installed on the left side of fireplace only.The vent can be installed through any outside wall a minimum of three feet below fireplace termination cap. The handle to operate damper door for outside air inlet will be located inside left “screen pocket” of firebox (see Figure 31). Pull handle to open or push to close.

CAUTION: Air inlet ducts are not to terminate in attic space.

Screen

Pocket

Air Kit

Handle

Figure 31 - Air Kit Handle Location

APPLIANCE ENCLOSURE

Before finishing enclosure around appliance, inspect all joints around outer surround. Any gaps between nailing flanges and framing should be sealed with noncombustible insulation or caulking.

If appliance is mounted on a raised platform, it must be a continuous surface and not on blocks without a solid surface. This will prevent entry of cold air by means of conduction through the total bottom of appliance (see Figure 32).

 

 

 

Side

 

 

Side

 

 

 

Framing

 

 

Framing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Installing optional GLASS DOOR Accessory

CAUTION: Use only glass doors certified for use with this appliance.

Note: Glass door may be heavy for some individuals. If this is the case, please request help if needed.

The M36E, VM36E, M42E and VM42E B- vent fireplaces are approved for use with optional bi-foldglass doors (seeAccessories, page 29). Glass panels may be ordered and installed anytime after fireplace installation is complete.

Follow these steps to install left and right panels:

1.With handle at the bottom, completely fold panel on its hinges.

2.With handle facing center of firebox opening, insert lower pivot pin on glass door panel into hole in pivot plate on bottom edge of fireplace opening (see Figure 33).

3.Keeping folded door tilted, slide upper two pins into guide track found under upper facial edge of firebox opening.

4.Tilt glass assembly fully vertical until outer pivot pin snaps into mounting hole in upper spring clip (see Figure 33).

5.Once top and bottom pins are secured, unfold door into the closed position.

Insert Pin Into Spring Clip

Spring Clip

Slide Top

Pin Into

Door Track

Insert Bottom Pivot Pin Into

Pivot Plate and Swing Door

Into Vertical Position

Caulk Here

Pack Insulation

Pivot Plate

 

 

Figure 32 - Sealing Between Appliance

Figure 33 - Installing Optional Glass

and Framing

Door

 

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6.Repeat process for opposite door assembly.

7.To adjust doors, slide them partially open.

Using a screwdriver, loosen hold-downscrews in the spring clip (see Figure 34) and pivot plate.

8.Close both doors until evenly joined at the middle and note gap at outer edges of face.

9.Reopen one door at a time and retighten upper and lower hold-downscrews.

10.Repeat process until both doors are evenly joined, spaced and working freely.

CAUTION: The glass panels become very hot while the appliance is operating. Do not attempt to adjust or clean the glass doors until the appliance has fully cooled.

The doors may be removed for replacement or cleaning as follows:

1.Partially open door and press up on upper spring clip with a screw driver until outer top pivot pin is free of clip.

2.Fully fold frame assembly and slide upper edge towards center of firebox opening until guide pins are free of frame rail (see Figure 35).

CAUTION: Always operate the appliance with the doors either fully opened or fully closed.

Operating the appliance with the doors partially open can result in improper venting of flue products.

Spring

Hold-Down

Clip

Screw

Side

 

Front

 

Face

 

Partially

Opened

Door

Figure 34 - Adjusting Glass Doors

Fold Bi-Fold

Spring Clip

Door After

 

Releasing

 

Spring Clip

 

and Slide

 

Door Out of

Press

Upper Track

Spring Clip

 

 

to Release

 

Pivot Pin

Remove Bottom Pin

From Pivot Plate While Pivot Plate

Sliding Door Out of the

Upper Track

Figure 35 - Removing Glass Doors

Opening Vent Damper

Vent damper must be locked in the full open position before operating fireplace. If vent damper is not open, fireplace will not light.

 

VENT DAMPER MUST BE LOCKED

 

 

IN THE FULL OPEN POSITION

 

OPEN

TO OPERATE THE APPLIANCE

CLOSE

 

Figure 36 - Opening Vent Damper

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Operation

FOR YOUR SAFETY

READ BEFORE LIGHTING

WARNING: If you do not follow these instructions exactly, a fire or explosion may result causing property damage, personal injury or loss of life.

A.This appliance has a pilot which must be lighted by hand. When lighting the pilot, follow these instructions exactly.

B.BEFORE LIGHTING smell all around the appliance area for gas. Be sure to smell next to the floor because some gas is heavier than air and will settle on the floor.

WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS

Do not try to light any appliance.

Do not touch any electric switch; do not use any phone in your building.

Immediately call your gas supplier from a neighbor’s phone. Follow the gas supplier’s instructions.

Ifyoucannot reachyourgassupplier, call the fire department.

C.Use only your hand to push in or turn the gas control knob. Never use tools. If the knob will not push in or turn by hand, don’t try to repair it, call a qualified service technician or gas supplier. Force or attempted repair may result in a fire or explosion.

D.Do not use this appliance if any part has been under water. Immediately call a qualified service technician to inspect the appliance and to replace any part of the control system and any gas control which has been under water.

LIGHTING

INSTRUCTIONS

NOTICE:Duringinitialoperation of new heater, burning logs will give off a paper-burningsmell. Orange flame will also be present. Open damper or window to vent smell. This will only last a few hours.

1.STOP! Read the safety information, in column 1.

2.Turn off all electric power to appliance.

3.Turn wall switch to the OFF position.

4.Fully open glass doors if installed.

5.Remove front refractory brick access panel.

6.Turn equipment shutoff valve clockwise to the OFF position (see Figure 37). Do not force.

7.Wait five (5) minutes to clear out any gas.

Then smell for gas, including near the floor. If you smell gas, STOP! Follow “B” in the safety information, above. If you don’t smell gas, go to the next step.

8.Turn equipment shutoff valve counterclockwise to the ON position. Do not force.

9.Replace front refractory brick access panel.

10.Fully close glass doors if installed.

11.Turn on all electric power to appliance.

12.Turn wall switch to the ON position.

13.Visually locate pilot. The ignitor should begin to spark and main burner should ignite once flame appears at pilot.

If lighting appliance for the first time each season, it may take several attempts before the supply gas can reach the pilot and main burners.

If the appliance will not stay lit after several attempts, follow the instructions

To Turn Off Gas To Appliance, page 19, and call your service technician or gas supplier.

 

Equipment

Adjustment

 

Shutoff Valve

Screw

 

 

 

 

 

 

Figure 37 - Turning Equipment Shutoff

Valve to the OFF Position

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TO TURN OFF GAS

TO APPLIANCE

1.Turn off wall switch.

2.Turn off all electric power to appliance if service is to be performed.

3.Fully open glass doors if installed.

4.Remove front hearth brick and control access panel.

5.Turn gas control knob clockwise to OFF. Do not force.

6.Replace front refractory brick access panel.

7.Fully close glass doors if installed.

OPTIONAL REMOTE

OPERATION

Note: The WRC receiver and hand-heldremotecontrolkitmustbepurchasedseparately

(see Accessories, page 29). Follow installation instructions on page 10.

1.Turn equipment shutoff valve to ON position. You can now turn burner on and off with the hand-heldremote control unit.

IMPORTANT: Be sure to press ON/OFF buttons onhand-heldremote control unit for up to 3 seconds to assure proper operation.

2.Press the ON/OFF button to turn burner on and off.

 

Sensing

Pilot

Rod

Burner

 

 

Ignitor

Figure 38 - Pilot

Inspecting Burners

Check pilot flame pattern and burner flame patterns often.

PILOT Assembly

The pilot assembly is factory preset for the proper flame. Alterations may have occurred during shipping and handling. The pilot is located on the back right hand side of the burner.

The flame must envelope 1/4" of top of the ignitor/sensor and grounding stem.

If your pilot assembly does not meet these requirements:

Turn adjustment screw marked PILOT clockwise to decrease or counterclockwise to increase the flame to proper size (see

Figure 37, page 19). Do not remove adjustment screw.

see Troubleshooting, page 22

BURNER FLAME PATTERN

Burner flames will be steady, not lifting or floating. Flames should go up through the middle of logset. Flames should not "spill" to the edges of pan or sides of logset.

Figure 40 shows a typical flame pattern. If burner flame pattern differs from that described:

turn appliance off (see To Turn Off Gas to Appliance)

see Troubleshooting, page 22

Pilot

Sensing

Rod

Burner

Ignitor/

 

 

Sensor

Figure 39 - Correct Pilot Flame Pattern

Figure 40 - Typical Flame Pattern

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Cleaning and Maintenance

WARNING: Installation and repairshouldbedonebyaqualified service person. The applianceshouldbeinspectedbefore each use and at least annually by a qualified service person. More frequent cleaning may be required due to excessive lint from carpeting, bedding material, pet hair, etc. It is imperative that the control compartments, burners and circulating air system be kept clean.

WARNING: The logs can be hot. Handle only when cool.

WARNING: Turn off gas and electricalpowerbeforeservicing appliance.

WARNING: Failure to keep the primary air opening(s) of theburner(s)cleanmayresultin sooting and property damage.

pilot and burner

Remove logs and ember material before cleaning burner and replace when cleaning is complete.

Burner and controls should be cleaned with compressed air to remove dust, dirt or lint.

Use a vacuum cleaner or small, soft bristled brush to remove excess dust, dirt or lint.

logs

If you remove logs for cleaning, refer to log placement information on page 12 to properly replace logs.

Use a vacuum cleaner to remove any carbon buildup on logs.

Replace log(s) if broken. See Replacement

Parts.

Replace ember material periodically as needed. See Replacement Parts.

Replacement Parts

Note: Use only original replacement parts. This will protect your warranty coverage for parts replaced under warranty.

Parts Under Warranty

Contact authorized dealers of this product.

If they can’t supply original replacement part(s), call FMI PRODUCTS, LLC at 1-866-

328-4537.

When calling, have ready:

your name

your address

model and serial numbers of your heater

how heater was malfunctioning

purchase date

Usually, we will ask you to return the part to the factory.

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Wiring Diagram

INCOMING

MAIN GAS

SUPPLY

VENT SAFETY

SHUTOFF SWITCH

MANUAL EV1 DAMPER SWITCH

EV2

GAS LINE

TO

BURNER

Pilot Burner

Pilot Gas Line

IGN

SP745L

 

IGNITIONMODE

TR GND PV

CONTRO

Robertshaw

PV/MV

 

 

TH

L

 

MV

 

 

24V AC

STEP DOWN

TRANSFORMER

120V AC

WALL SWITCH (NOT SUPPLIED)

ON

OFF

BLACK

INCOMING

 

WHITE

120V AC

GREEN

(FUSE BOX

OR BREAKER)

 

GREEN

WHITE

BLACK

ELECTRICAL RATING: 120v, 60Hz, 0.7A

OPTIONAL

REMOTE

CONTROL

Service Hints

When Gas Pressure Is Too Low

pilot will not stay lit

burner will have delayed ignition

fireplace will not produce specified heat

propane/LP gas supply may be low if using propane/LP gas

If using propane/LP gas, you may feel your gas pressure is too low. If so, contact your local propane/LP gas supplier.

Technical Service

You may have further questions about installation, operation, or troubleshooting. If so, contact FMI PRODUCTS, LLC at 1-866-328-4537. When calling please have your model and serial numbers of your heater ready.

You can also visit FMI PRODUCTS, LLC’s web site at www.fmiproducts.com.

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Troubleshooting

Note: Before troubleshooting the system, make sure the gas shutoff valve is ON. The two most common causes of a malfunctioning gas appliance are:

1.Loose wiring connections

2.Construction debris clogging the pilot and/or gas control valve filter

OBSERVED PROBLEM POSSIBLE CAUSE

REMEDY

Ignitor will not spark or pilot will not light

1.No gas supply or shutoff valve is OFF

2.Air in gas line

3.Construction debris clogging pilot orifice

4.Low gas pressure

5.Kinked pilot line

6.Control valve knob is not opening

7.No power to unit or the ignition module or power transformer is bad

8.Vent damper not fully open

1.Checktoseeifyouhavegas supply and that equipment shutoff valve is opened

2.Repeat lighting procedure several times to purge all air out of lines. If after repeated attempts appliance does not light, call for qualified service and repair

3.Remove debris and dirt, inspect and clean any other possible obstructions

4.Contact your gas supplier to check pressure

5.Have a qualified technician replace pilot line

6.Replace control valve (refer to Replacement Parts, page 20)

7.Check that main power is on and that all wire connections are made correctly to ignition model (see Wiring Diagram, page 21). Check for 24 VAC at the secondary side of transformer. If 24

VAC is present and module does not operate, have module replaced otherwise have transformer replaced

8.Open vent damper until fully locked in OPEN position

Pilot will not stay lit

1.

Loose wiring on ignitor

1.

Check wiring connection. Re-

 

 

wire to ignition module

 

fer to wiring diagram, page

 

 

and/or poor ground to igni-

 

21,and/orcheckgroundwire

 

 

tion module

 

to ignition module

 

2.

Pilot flame too low to

2.

Clean and adjust pilot burn-

 

 

sense

 

er and check gas supply

 

 

 

 

and inlet pressure to unit

 

 

 

 

Note: Have a qualified tech-

 

 

 

 

nician replace pilot assem-

 

 

 

 

bly if broken or corroded

 

 

 

 

 

Nogastoburner,althoughwall

1.

Wall switch wires defective

1.

Check electrical connec-

switch and valve are set to the

 

or too long

 

tions

ON position

2.

Thermopile not generating

2.

Recheck problems 1 and 2

 

 

sufficient voltage

 

 

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WARNING: 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’s phone. Follow the gas supplier’s instructions.

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

IMPORTANT: Operating fireplace where impurities in air exist may create odors. Cleaning supplies, paint, paint remover, cigarette smoke, cements and glues, new carpet or textiles, etc., create fumes. These fumes may mix with combustion air and create odors.

OBSERVED PROBLEM POSSIBLE CAUSE

REMEDY

Fireplaceproduces aclicking/ ticking noise just after burner is lit or shut off

1.Metal expanding while heating or contracting while cooling

1.This is normal with most fireplaces. If noise is excessive, contact qualified service person

Fireplaceproducesunwanted

1. Fireplace burning vapors

1.

Ventilate room. Stop us-

odors

 

from paint, hair

spray,

 

ing odor causing products

 

 

glues, etc. (See IMPOR-

 

while fireplace is running

 

 

TANT statement above)

 

 

 

2.

For propane/LP gas, low

2.

Contact local propane/LP

 

 

fuel supply

 

 

supplier

 

3.

Gas leak. See Warning

3.

Locate and correct all leaks

 

 

statement at top of page

 

(see Gas Line Hook-Up,

 

 

 

 

 

page 12)

 

 

 

 

Gas odor even when gas

1. Gas leak. See Warning

1.

Locate and correct all leaks

control valve is off

 

statement at top of page

 

(see Gas Line Hook-Up,

 

 

 

 

 

page 12)

 

2.

Control valve defective

2.

Replace control valve

 

 

 

 

Gas odor during combustion

1. Foreign matter between

1.

Take apart gas tubing and

 

 

control valve and burner

 

remove foreign matter

 

2.

Gas leak. See Warning

2.

Locate and correct all leaks

 

 

statement at top of page

 

(see Gas Line Hook-Up,

 

 

 

 

 

page 12)

 

 

 

 

Dark residue on logs or inside

1. Improper log placement

1.

Properly locate logs (see

of fireplace

 

 

 

 

log placement sections on

 

 

 

 

 

page 12)

 

2.

Air holes at burner inlet

2.

Clean out air holes at burn-

 

 

blocked

 

 

er inlets. Periodically repeat

 

3. Burner flame

holes

 

as needed

 

3.

Remove blockage or re-

 

 

blocked

 

 

place burner

 

4.

Improper venting or exces-

4.

Have vent system inspect-

 

 

sive blockage

 

 

ed, including termination

 

 

 

 

 

cap. Remove any restric-

 

 

 

 

 

tions or obstruction

 

5.

Excessive amounts of em-

5.

Clear excess embers until

 

 

bers and pan material

 

a minimum gap of 1/2"

 

 

 

 

 

remains under grate

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Models

M36E(B,H), M36EP(B,H), M42E(B,H), M42EP(B,H), VM36E(B,H),

VM36EP(B,H), VM42E(B,H) and VM42EP(B,H)

10 11

1

24

11

52

12

15

16

41

9

42 17

9

20

8

2

 

51

50

21

 

 

32

 

28

 

31

 

27

 

50

 

33

 

6

49

 

22

 

 

 

43

 

 

14

 

 

52

62

 

 

48

 

 

7

 

13

 

 

 

46

 

40

19

 

 

4

23

5

39

 

45

47

 

 

 

44

 

 

 

3

7

 

 

 

26

 

 

37

 

 

36 38

 

 

LP

 

 

35 34

 

 

 

30

 

35 34

25

29

 

25

NG

 

 

 

55

18

47

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KEY NO.

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

24

25

26

27

28

29

30

31

32

33

34

35

36

37

38

39

40

41

42

43

44

45

46

47

48

49

50

51

52

53

54

55

M36E(P)(B,H)

M42E(P)(B,H)

 

VM36E(P)(B,H)

VM42E(P)(B,H)

DESCRIPTION

14153

14153

Micro Switch

109098-01

109098-01

Wire Harness

108863-01

108863-01

24" Supply Connect Plug

108864-01

108864-01

Strain Relief 1/2" Bushing

106642-01

106642-01

Air Rod Retainer

106643-01

106643-01

Damper Rod Retainer

106651-01

107805-01

Panel Closure

14129

14129

Transformer

11201

11201

Nut, #8-32

106657-02

107811-02

Air Separator

11408

11408

Bushing

See page 26

 

Left Refractory

See page 26

 

Right Refractory

See page 26

 

Rear Refractory

See page 26

 

Bottom Rear Refractory

See page 26

 

Bottom Front Refractory

11186

11186

Scew, #8-32

20088

20088

Door Stop

106691-01

107839-01

Screen Rod

11109

11109

Screw, #8-32x 1/2"

106699-01

106699-01

Transition 6" B-VentCollar

106703-01

106703-01

Air Kit Door Assembly

11107

11107

Screw, #10-32x 1/4"

106948-02

107823-02

Smoke Deflector

11165

11165

Screw, #10 x 5/8"

107796-01

107796-02

Grate Assy

107742-01

107742-02

Burner Pan

107795-01

107831-01

Burner Tube

107748-01

107748-01

Burner Brckt

107985-01

107985-02

Pilot Shield

901681-01

901681-01

Burner Clamp

11209

11209

Nut, #10-24

11147

11147

Screw, #10-24x 1/2

901066-01

901066-01

Brass Air Mixer (NG)

901066-02

901066-02

Brass Air Mixer (LP)

901064-03

901064-08

Orifice (NG)

901065-13

901065-08

Orifice (LP)

108866-01

108866-01

Pilot (NG)

108866-02

108866-02

Pilot (LP)

108867-01

108867-01

Pilot Orifice (NG)

108867-02

108867-02

Pilot Orifice (LP)

11102

11102

Screw, #8-32x 3/8

14569

14569

Gas Control Valve (NG)

14570

14570

Gas Control Valve (LP)

107741-01

107741-01

Valve Bracket

110286-01

110286-01

Ignition Module

111288-02

111288-02

Manual Valve w/ Flex Hose

22912

22924

Draft Diverter

108005-03

108005-03

Wire Harness

108005-02

108005-02

Wire Harness

11418

11418

Push-OnNut

12105

107840-01

Screen

14123

14123

Strain Relief

14574

106543-01

Limit Switch

20280

20280

Top Spacer

20023

20023

Starter Collar

20027

20027

Brick Liner Retainer

20042

20042

Air Kit Cover

20090

20090

Spring Clip

20089

20089

Pivot Clip

PARTS AVAILABLE NOT SHOWN

QTY

1

1

1

1

1

1

2

1

4

1

2

1

1

1

1

1

2

1

2

2

1

1

4

1

2

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

2

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

2

2

1

1

4

1

2

1

2 2

901157-01

901157-01

Lava Rock

1

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12

16

 

 

 

13

 

 

 

 

15

 

KEY M36(B,H)

M42(B,H)

 

 

NO.

VM36(B,H)

VM42(B,H)

DESCRIPTION

QTY

12

106658-02

107812-02

Left Refractory, Std. Brick (M36EB/ME42B)

1

 

108164-02

108169-02

Left Refractory, Herringbone (M36EH/M42EH)

1

 

106658-01

107812-01

Left Refractory, Std. Brick (VM36EB/VM42EB)

1

 

108164-01

108169-01

Left Refractory, Herringbone (VM36EH/VM42EH)

1

13

106659-02

107814-02

Right Refractory, Std. Brick (M36EB/M42EB)

1

 

108165-02

108170-02

Right Refractory, Herringbone (M36EH/M42EH)

1

 

106659-01

107814-01

Right Refractory, Std. Brick (VM36eB/VM42EB)

1

 

108165-01

108170-01

Right Refractory, Herringbone (VM36EH/VM42EH)

1

14

106660-02

107816-02

Rear Refractory, Std. Brick (M36EB/M42EB)

1

 

108166-02

108171-02

Rear Refractory, Herringbone (M36EH/M42EH)

1

 

106660-01

107816-01

Rear Refractory, Std. Brick (VM36EB/VM42EB)

1

 

108166-01

108171-01

Rear Refractory, Herringbone (VM36EH/VM42EH)

1

15

106661-02

107818-02

Bottom Rear Refractory, Std. Brick (M36/ME42, M36B/M42EB)

1

 

108167-02

108172-02

Bottom Rear Refractory, Herringbone (M36H/M42H)

1

 

106661-01

107818-01

Bottom Rear Refractory, Std. Brick (VM36E/VM42E,

1

 

 

 

VM36EB/VM42EB)

 

 

108167-01

108172-01

Bottom Rear Refractory, Herringbone (VM36EH/VM42EH)

1

16

106662-02

107820-02

Bottom Front Refractory, Std. Brick (M36E/M42E,

1

 

 

 

M36EB/M42EB)

 

 

108168-02

108173-02

Bottom Front Refractory, Herringbone (M36EH/M42EH)

1

 

106662-01

107820-01

Bottom Front Refractory, Std. Brick (VM3E6/VM42E,

1

 

 

 

VM36B/VM42B)

 

 

108168-01

108173-01

Bottom Front Refractory, Herringbone (VM36EH/ VM42EH)

1

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Logsets for models

M36(B,H), M36P(B,H), VM36(B,H) and VM36P(B,H)

5

4

6

3

2

 

 

1

 

KEY

 

 

 

NO. PART NO.

DESCRIPTION

QTY.

-

107999-01

Log Set

 

1

108724-01

Right Front 9" Split Log

1

2

901098-01

Rear Log

1

3

108720-01

Top Right Log - 11 3/4"

1

4

108721-01

Top Right Log - 16"

1

5

108722-01

Top Left Log - 13 1/2"Y-Log

1

6

108723-01

Top Left Log - 11"

1

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Logsets for models

M42(B,H), M42P(B,H), VM42(B,H) and VM42P(B,H)

5

4

3

6

1

2A

2B

KEY

 

 

 

NO. PART NO.

DESCRIPTION

QTY.

-

107999-02

Log Set

 

1

901098-02

Rear Log

1

2A

108723-01

Left Front Log - 11"

1

2B

108839-01

Right Front Log - 15 3/4" Round

1

3

108722-01

Top Left Log - 13 1/2"Y-Log

1

4

108838-01

Inside Top Left Log - 15 3/4" Split

1

5

108721-01

Inside Top Right Log - 16"

1

6

108720-01

Top Right Log - 11 3/4"

1

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Accessories

Notice: All accessories may not be available for all fireplace models.

Purchase these accessories from your local dealer. If they can not supply these accessories call FMI PRODUCTS, LLC at 1-866-328-4537for information. You can also write to the address listed on the back page of this manual.

Air kit - AK4

Optional kit helps offset the negative pressure often existing in today's tightly constructed homes.

Remote Control Kits

WRC - Standard On/Off Electronic Remote

Control Kit

Extruded aluminum bi-foldglass doors

BD36 - 36" Black Finish

BD36B - 36" Brushed Brass Finish

BD36P - 36" Platinum FinishBD42 - 42" Black Finish

BD42B - 42" Brushed Brass FinishBD42P - 42" Platinum Finish

Fixed glass doors

FD36 - 36" Black Finish

FD36B - 36" Brushed Brass Finish

FD36P - 36" Platinum FinishFD42 - 42" Black Finish

FD42B - 42" Brushed Brass FinishFD42P - 42" Platinum Finish

Brick Liner Kit

(For M36(B,H), M36P(B,H), M42(B,H) and M42P(B,H)

BL36 - 36" Refractory Standard BrickBL42 - 42" Refractory Standard Brick

BL36H - 36" Refractory Herringbone BrickBL42H - 42" Refractory Herringbone Brick

(For VM36(B,H), VM36P(B,H), VM42(B,H) and VM42P(B,H)

BL36S - 36" Refractory Standard BrickBL42S - 42" Refractory Standard Brick

BL36HS - 36" Refractory Herringbone BrickBL42HS - 42" Refractory Herringbone Brick

Blower Kit

BK - Squirrel Cage Blower With Speed

Control

Perimeter Trim

PT36 - 36", Black

PT36B - 36", Brushed BrassPT36P - 36", PlatinumPT42 - 42", Black

PT42B - 42", Brushed Brass

PT42P - 42", Platinum

Louver Trim Kit (Rolled Louvers Only)

LT36B - 36", Brushed BrassLT36P - 36", PlatinumLT42B - 42", Brushed BrassLT42P - 42", Platinum

Face/Louver Panel Kits

SP36, SP42 - Smooth Faced, BlackSL36, SL42 - Stamped, BlackRL36, RL42 - Rolled, Black

FP36, FP42 - Filigree Panel, Black

FP36B, FP42B - Filigree Panel, Brushed Brass

FP36P, FP42P - Filigree Panel, Platinum

FIRE CRACKLE - CF6-A

Creates the sound of a real burning fire.

PROPANE/NATURAL GAS CONVERSION KIT

PCBE-36 - Propane/LP Gas, Electronic Models

NCBE-36 - Natural Gas - Electronic Models

PCBE-42 - Propane/LP Gas, Electronic Models

NCBE-42 - Natural Gas, Electronic Models

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Warranty

KEEP THIS WARRANTY

Model (located on product or identification tag)______________________________

Serial No. (located on product or identification tag)___________________________

Date Purchased ___________________________

Keep receipt for warranty verification.

FMI PRODUCTS, LLC LIMITED WARRANTIES

New Products

Standard Warranty: FMI PRODUCTS, LLC warrants this new product and any parts thereof to be free from defects in material and workmanship for a period of four (4) year from the date of first purchase from an authorized dealer provided the product has been installed, maintained and operated in accordance with FMI PRODUCTS, LLC’s warnings and instructions.

For products purchased for commercial, industrial or rental usage, this warranty is limited to 90 days from the date of first purchase.

Factory Reconditioned Products

Limited Warranty: FMI PRODUCTS, LLC warrants factory reconditioned products and any parts thereof to be free from defects in material and workmanship for 30 days from the date of first purchase from an authorized dealer provided the product has been installed, maintained and operated in accordance with FMI PRODUCTS, LLC’s warnings and instructions.

Terms Common to All Warranties

The following terms apply to all of the above warranties:

Always specify model number and serial number when contacting the manufacturer. To make a claim under this warranty the bill of sale or other proof of purchase must be presented.

This warranty is extended only to the original retail purchaser when purchased from an authorized dealer, and only when installed by a qualified installer in accordance with all local codes and instructions furnished with this product.

This warranty covers the cost of part(s) required to restore this product to proper operating condition and an allowance for labor when provided by a FMI PRODUCTS, LLC Authorized Service Center or a provider approved by FMI PRODUCTS, LLC. Warranty parts must be obtained through authorized dealers of this product and/or FMI PRODUCTS, LLC who will provide original factory replacement parts. Failure to use original factory replacement parts voids this warranty.

Travel, handling, transportation, diagnostic, material, labor and incidental costs associated with warranty repairs, unless expressly covered by this warranty, are not reimbursable under this warranty and are the responsibility of the owner.

Excluded from this warranty are products or parts that fail or become damaged due to misuse, accidents, improper installation, lack of proper maintenance, tampering, or alteration(s).

This is FMI PRODUCTS, LLC’s exclusive warranty, and to the full extent allowed by law; this express warranty excludes any and all other warranties, express or implied, written or verbal and limits the duration of any and all implied warranties, including warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose to four (4) year on new products and 30 days on factory reconditioned products from the date of first purchase. FMI PRODUCTS, LLC makes no other warranties regarding this product.

FMI PRODUCTS, LLC’s liability is limited to the purchase price of the product, and FMI PRODUCTS, LLC shall not be liable for any other damages whatsoever under any circumstances including indirect, incidental, or consequential damages.

Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts or the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.

This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. For information about this warranty contact:

 

 

 

2701 S. Harbor Blvd.

 

Santa Ana, CA 92704

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