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VENT-FREECOMPACT FIREPLACE

OWNER’S OPERATION AND INSTALLATION MANUAL

PFS ®

US

Shown with Optional Cabinet Mantel/Hearth Base Accessory

Models VMH26TPC and VMH26TNC 14,000 to 26,000 Btu/Hr with Thermostat

WARNING: If the information in this manual is not followedexactly, a fire or explosion may result causing property damage, personal injury, or loss of life.

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

WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS

Do not try to light any appliance.

Donottouchanyelectricalswitch;donotuseany 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.

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Table of Contents

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

2

Local Codes.........................................................

4

Product Identification............................................

4

Product Features..................................................

5

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

5

Assembly..............................................................

5

Air for Combustion and Ventilation.......................

6

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

9

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

19

Inspecting Burner...............................................

22

Cleaning and Maintenance.

............................... 23

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

24

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

28

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

28

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

28

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

28

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

29

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

30

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

Back Cover

Safety

WARNING: Improper installation, adjustment, alteration, service, or maintenance can causeinjuryorpropertydamage.

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.

WARNING: This is an unventedgas-firedheater. It usesair(oxygen)fromtheroom in which it is installed. Provisions for adequate combustion and ventilation air must be provided. Refer toAir for Combustion and Ventilation section on page 6 of this manual.

This appliance may be installed in an aftermarket,* permanently located, manufactured (mobile) home, where not prohibited by local codes.

This appliance is only for use withthetypeofgasindicatedon the rating plate. This appliance is not convertible for use with other gases.

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

WARNING:Thisproductcontainsand/orgenerateschemicals known to the state of California tocausecancerorbirthdefects, or other reproductive harm.

IMPORTANT: Read this owner’s manual carefully and completely beforetryingtoassemble,operate, orservicethisfireplace.Improper useofthisfireplacecancauseseriousinjuryordeathfromburns,fire, explosion, electrical shock, and carbon monoxide poisoning.

DANGER:Carbonmonoxide

poisoning may lead to death!

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 be working properly. Get fresh air at once! Have fireplace serviced. 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.

Natural and Propane/LP Gas: Natural and propane/LP gases are odorless. An odor-mak- ing agent is added to these gases. The odor helps you detect a gas leak. However, the odor added to the gas 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.

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

WARNING: Do not allow fans toblowdirectlyintothefireplace. Avoidanydraftsthatalterburner flame patterns. Ceiling fans can create drafts that alter burner flame patterns. Altered burner patterns can cause sooting.

WARNING:Donotuseablower insert, heat exchanger insert, orotheraccessorynotapproved for use with this fireplace.

Due to high temperatures, the applianceshouldbelocatedout oftrafficandawayfromfurniture and draperies.

Do not place clothing or other flammable material on or near the appliance. Never place any objects in the fireplace.

Fireplace front and screen becomeveryhotwhenrunningfireplace. 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.

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

You must operate this fireplace with the fireplace screen and hood in place. Make sure fireplace screen is in place before running fireplace.

Keep the appliance area clear and free from combustible materials,gasoline,andotherflammable vapors and liquids.

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

2.Do not place propane/LP supply tank(s) inside any structure. Locate propane/LP supply tank(s) outdoors (propane/LP only).

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 your gas supplier, call the fire department

4.This fireplace shall not be installed in a bedroom or bathroom.

5.Do not use this fireplace as a wood-burn-ing fireplace. Use only the logs provided with the fireplace.

6.Do not add extra logs or ornaments such as pine cones, vermiculite, or rock wool.

Using these added items can cause sooting. Do not add lava rock around base. Rock and debris could fall into the control area of fireplace.

7.This fireplace is designed to be smokeless. If logs ever appear to smoke, turn off fireplace and call a qualified service person.

Note: During initial operation, slight smoking could occur due to log curing and fireplace burning manufacturing residues.

8.To prevent the creation of soot, follow the instructions in Cleaning and Maintenance, page 23.

9.Before using furniture polish, wax, carpet cleaner, or similar products, turn heater off. If heated, the vapors from these products may create a white powder residue within burner box or on adjacent walls or furniture.

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10.This fireplace needs fresh air ventilation to run properly.This fireplace has an Oxygen

Depletion Sensing (ODS) safety shutoff system. The ODS shuts down the fireplace if not enough fresh air is available. See Air for Combustion and Ventilation, page 6. If fireplace keeps shutting off, see

Troubleshooting, page 24.

11.Do not run fireplace

where flammable liquids or vapors are used or stored.

under dusty conditions.

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

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

14.Turn off and unplug fireplace and let cool before servicing. Only a qualified service person should service and repair fireplace.

15.Operating fireplace above elevations of 4,500 feet could cause pilot outage.

16.Do not operate fireplace if any log is broken. Do not operate fireplace if a log is chipped (dime-sizedor larger).

17.To prevent performance problems, do not use propane/LP fuel tank of less than 100 lbs. capacity (propane/LP only).

18.Provide adequate clearances around air openings.

Local Codes

Install and use fireplace with care. Follow all local codes. In the absence of local codes, use the latest edition of The National Fuel Gas Code, ANSI Z223.1/NFPA 54*.

*Available from:

American National Standards Institute, Inc.

1430 Broadway

New York, NY 10018

National Fire Protection Association, Inc.

Batterymarch Park

Quincy, MA 02269

State of Massachusetts: The installation must be made by a licensed plumber or gas fitter in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Sellers of unvented propane or natural gas-firedsupplemental room heaters shall provide to each purchaser a copy of 527 CMR 30 upon sale of the unit.

Vent-freegas products are prohibited for bedroom and bathroom installation in the

Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Product

Identification

Fireplace

Cabinet

Screen

Logs

Control Knob

Ignitor Button

Figure 1 - Vent-FreeGas Compact

Fireplace

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Product Features

Safety Pilot

This fireplace has a pilot with an Oxygen

Depletion Sensing (ODS) safety shutoff system. The ODS/pilot is a required feature for vent-freeroom fireplaces. The ODS/pilot shuts off the fireplace if there is not enough fresh air.

Thermostatic Heat Control

This fireplace has a thermostat sensing bulb and a control valve. The thermostat will automatically modulate the heat output to maintain a consistent room temperature. This results in greater fireplace comfort. This can also result in lower gas bills.

Piezo Ignition System

This fireplace has a piezo ignitor. This system requires no matches, batteries, or other sources to light fireplace.

Unpacking

1.Remove fireplace and hood from carton. Log is wrapped and inside fireplace. Do not remove at this time.

2.Remove all protective packaging applied to fireplace for shipment.

3.Make sure your fireplace includes one hardware packet.

4.Check fireplace for any shipping damage. IfheaterisdamagedcallFMIPRODUCTS,

LLC at 1-866-328-4537for replacement parts before returning to dealer.

Assembly

WARNING: Always have branch support and screen in placebeforeoperatingfireplace.

Thispreventsexcessivetemperatures on fireplace surfaces.

WARNING:Failuretoposition thepartsinaccordancewiththese diagrams or failure to use only parts specifically approved with this fireplace may result in property damage or personal injury.

Assembling Fireplace

Tools Required:

Phillips screwdriver

5/16" hex wrench

slotted screwdriver

Installing Log

1.Lift screen up and pull out to remove.

2.Cut two plastic straps to remove the log from the firebox cavity.

3.An optional blower is available. See Accessories, page 29. Install optional blower now. Follow installation instructions provided with blower.

4.Remove log packaging material and discard packaging. Gently place log set on burner support (see Figure 2). The log should fit flat against top of burner support and log locator tabs fit into the slots under the log. Do not allow log to contact flame. If flame contacts log, soot will be created.

5.Reattach screen by placing the notches in the screen frame over the shoulder screws and pushing down.

Log

Shoulder

Burner Support

with Log

 

Screw

Locator Tabs

 

 

Screen

Branch

Support

Figure 2 - Assembling Fireplace

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Assembling Hood

1. Locate four black phillips sheet metal screws from the hardware packet.

2.Rotate hood as shown in Figure 3. Make sure hood tabs point toward fireplace.

3. Insert hood tabs between baffle and louvers (see Figure 3).

4.Gently rotate hood to upright position.

Make sure hood tabs are behind louvers and hood is resting on firebox top (see

Figure 3).

5.Align screw holes on hood with screw holes on firebox top.

6.Insert screws as shown in Figure 3. Tighten screws firmly.

Louver

Hood Tabs

Hood

Hood Tab

Baffle

Sheet Metal

Screw

Firebox Top

Figure 3 - Assembling Hood

Air for Combustion and Ventilation

WARNING: This heater shall not be installed in a room or space unless the required volume of indoor combustion air is provided by the method described in theNational Fuel Gas Code, ANSI Z223.1/NFPA 54, theInternational Fuel Gas Code, or applicablelocalcodes.Readthe following instructions to insure proper fresh air for this and otherfuel-burningappliances in your home.

Today’s homes are built more energy efficient than ever. New materials, increased insulation, and new construction methods help reduce heat loss in homes. Home owners weather strip and caulk around windows and doors to keep the cold air out and the warm air in. During heating months, home owners want their homes as airtight as possible.

While it is good to make your home energy efficient, your home needs to breathe. Fresh air must enter your home. All fuel-burningappliances need fresh air for proper combustion and ventilation.

Exhaust fans, fireplaces, clothes dryers, and fuelburningappliancesdrawairfromthehouse to operate. You must provide adequate fresh

air for these appliances.This will insure proper venting of vented fuel-burningappliances.

PROVIDING ADEQUATE VENTILATION

The following are excerpts from National Fuel Gas Code, ANSI Z223.1/ NFPA 54, Air for Combustion and Ventilation.

All spaces in homes fall into one of the three following ventilation classifications:

1.Unusually Tight Construction

2.Unconfined Space

3.Confined Space

The information on pages 6 through 8 will help you classify your space and provide adequate ventilation.

Unusually Tight Construction

The air that leaks around doors and windows may provide enough fresh air for combustion and ventilation. However, in buildings of unusually tight construction, you must provide additional fresh air.

Unusually tight construction is defined as construction where:

a.walls and ceilings exposed to the outside atmosphere have a continuous watervaporretarderwitharatingofone perm (6 x 10-11 kg perpa-sec-m2)or less with openings gasketed or sealedand

b.weather stripping has been added on openable windows and doors and

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c.caulking or sealants are applied to areas such as joints around window and door frames, between sole plates and floors, between wall-ceilingjoints, between wall panels, at penetrations for plumbing, electrical, and gas lines, and at other openings.

If your home meets all of the three criteria above,youmustprovideadditionalfreshair.

See Ventilation Air From Outdoors, page 8.

If your home does not meet all of the three criteria above, proceed to Determining Fresh-Air Flow For Fireplace Location.

Confined and Unconfined Space

The National Fuel Gas Code, ANSI Z223.1.3/ NFPA 54defines a confined space as a space whose volume is less than 50 cubic feet per 1,000 Btu per hour (4.8 m3 per kw) of the aggregate input rating of all appliances installed in that space and an unconfined space as a space whose volume is not less than 50 cubic feet per 1,000 Btu per hour (4.8 m3 per kw) of the aggregate input rating of all appliances installed in that space. Rooms communicating directly with the space in which the appliances are installed*, through openings not furnished with doors, are considered a part of the unconfined space.

* Adjoining rooms are communicating only if there are doorless passageways or ventilation grills between them.

DETERMINING FRESH-AIRFLOW

FOR FIREPLACE LOCATION

2.Multiply the space volume by 20 to determine the maximum Btu/Hr the space can support.

_ ________ (volume of space) x 20 = (Maximum Btu/Hr the space can support)

Example: 2560 cu. ft. (volume of space) x 20

= 51,200 (maximum Btu/Hr the space can support)

3.Add the Btu/Hr of all fuel burning appliances in the space.

Vent-freefireplace

___________ Btu/Hr

Gas water heater*

___________ Btu/Hr

Gas furnace

___________ Btu/Hr

Vented gas heater

___________ Btu/Hr

Gas fireplace logs

___________ Btu/Hr

Other gas appliances* +__________ Btu/Hr Total =__________ Btu/Hr

* Do not include direct-ventgas appliances.

Direct-ventdraws combustion air from the outdoors and vents to the outdoors.

Example:

 

 

 

Gas water heater

 

30,000

Btu/Hr

Vent-freefireplace

+

26,000

Btu/Hr

Total

=

56,000

Btu/Hr

4.Compare the maximum Btu/Hr the space can support with the actual amount of Btu/

Hr used.

_ _______ Btu/Hr (maximum the space can support)

_ _______ Btu/Hr (actual amount of Btu/Hr used)

Example: 51,200 Btu/Hr (maximum the space can support)

56,000 Btu/Hr (actual amount of

Btu/Hr used)

Determining if You Have a Confined or Unconfined Space

Use this work sheet to determine if you have a confined or unconfined space.

Space: Includes the room in which you will install fireplace plus any adjoining rooms with doorless passageways or ventilation grills between the rooms.

1.Determine the volume of the space (length x width x height).

Length x Width x Height =__________cu. ft. (volume of space)

Example: Space size 20 ft. (length) x 16 ft. (width) x 8 ft. (ceiling height) = 2560 cu. ft.

(volume of space)

If additional ventilation to adjoining room is supplied with grills or openings, add the volume of these rooms to the total volume of the space.

The space in the above example is a confined space because the actual Btu/Hr used is more than the maximum Btu/Hr the space can support. You must provide additional fresh air. Your options are as follows:

A.Rework worksheet, adding the space of an adjoiningroom.Iftheextraspaceprovidesan unconfined space, remove door to adjoining room or add ventilation grills between rooms.

See Ventilation Air From Inside Building, page 8.

B.Vent room directly to the outdoors. See

Ventilation Air From Outdoors, page 8.

C.Install a lower Btu/Hr fireplace, if lower Btu/Hr size makes room unconfined.

If the actual Btu/Hr used is less than the maximum Btu/Hr the space can support, the space is an unconfined space. You will need no additional fresh air ventilation.

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WARNING:Iftheareainwhich theheatermaybeoperateddoes notmeettherequiredvolumefor indoorcombustionair,combustion and ventilation air shall be provided by one of the methods described in theNational Fuel GasCode,ANSIZ223.1/NFPA54, theInternational Fuel Gas Code, or applicable local codes.

VENTILATION AIR

Ventilation Air From Inside Building

This fresh air would come from an adjoining unconfined space. When ventilating to an adjoining unconfined space, you must provide two permanent openings: one within 12" of the ceiling and one within 12" of the floor on the wall connecting the two spaces (see options 1 and 2, Figure 4). You can also remove door into adjoining room (see option 3, Figure 4). Follow the National Fuel Gas Code, ANSI Z223.1/NFPA 54, Air for Combustion and Ventilation for required size of ventilation grills or ducts.

Ventilation Air From Outdoors

Provide extra fresh air by using ventilation grills or ducts. You must provide two permanent openings: one within 12" of the ceiling and one within 12" of the floor. Connect these items directly to the outdoors or spaces open to the outdoors. These spaces include attics and crawl spaces. Follow the National Fuel Gas Code, ANSI Z223.1/NFPA 54, Air for Combustion and Ventilation for required size of ventilation grills or ducts.

IMPORTANT: Do not provide openings for inlet or outlet air into attic if attic has a thermo-stat-controlledpower vent. Heated air entering the attic will activate the power vent.

 

Outlet

Ventilated

 

Attic

 

Air

 

 

Outlet

 

 

Air

 

To Attic

 

 

 

 

To

 

 

Crawl

Inlet

 

Space

 

 

Air

 

 

 

Inlet Air

Ventilated

 

Crawl Space

 

 

Figure 5 - Ventilation Air from Outdoors Shown with Optional Mantel

 

12"

 

Ventilation Grills

Ventilation

Into Adjoining Room,

Option 2

Grills into

Or

Adjoining

Remove

Room,

Door into

Option 1

Adjoining

 

Room,

 

Option 3

 

12"

Figure 4 - Ventilation Air from Inside Building Shown with Optional Mantel

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Installation

NOTICE: This heater is intended for use as supplemental heat.

Use this heater along with your primary heating system. Do not install this heater as your primary heat source. If you have a centralheatingsystem,youmay run system’s circulating blower whileusingheater.Thiswillhelp circulatetheheatthroughoutthe house. In the event of a power outage, you can use this heater as your primary heat source.

WARNING: A qualified service person must install fireplace. Follow all local codes.

WARNING: Never install the fireplace

in a bedroom or a bathroom

in a recreational vehicle

where curtains, furniture, clothing, or other flammable objects are less than 36" from the front, top, or sides of the fireplace

as a fireplace insert

in high traffic areas

in windy or drafty areas

CAUTION:Thisfireplacecreates warm air currents. These currents move heat to wall surfacesnexttofireplace.Installing fireplace next to vinyl or cloth wall coverings or operating fireplacewhereimpurities(such as, but not limited to, tobacco smoke,aromaticcandles,cleaningfluids,oilorkerosenelamps, etc.)intheairexist,maydiscolor walls or cause odors.

IMPORTANT: Vent-freefireplaces add moisture to the air. Although this is beneficial, installing fireplace in rooms without enough ventilation air may cause mildew to form from too much moisture. SeeAir for Combustion and Ventilation, page 6.

Note: Your VANTAGE HEARTH fireplace is designed to be used in zero clearance installations. Wall or framing material can be placed directly against any exterior surface of your fireplace, except where standoff spacers are integrally attached. If standoff spacers are attached to your fireplace, these spacers can be placed directly against wall or framing materials.

Use the dimensions shown for rough openings to create the easiest installation (see Built-In Fireplace Installation, page 10).

CHECK GAS TYPE

Use only the correct type of gas (natural or propane/LP). If your gas supply is not the correct gas type, do not install heater. Call dealer where you bought heater for proper type heater.

WARNING:Thisapplianceis equipped for either natural gas or propane/LP gas but not both.

Gas type is indicated on the ratingplate.Fieldconversionisnot permitted.

INSTALLATION ITEMS

Before installing fireplace, make sure you have the items listed below.

external regulator - propane/LP only (supplied by installer)

piping (check local codes)

sealant (resistant to propane/LP gas)

equipment shutoff valve *

test gauge connection*

ground joint union

sediment trap

tee joint

pipe wrench

* A shutoff valve with 1/8" NPT tap is an acceptable alternative to test gauge connection.

Purchase the optional equipment shutoff valve from your dealer.

Note: If desired, purchase a four-sidedtrim kit forbuilt-ininstallations. SeeAccessories, page 29.

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LOCATING FIREPLACE

WARNING: Maintain the minimum clearances shown in Figures 6 and 7. If you can, providegreaterclearancesfrom floor, ceiling, and joining wall.

You can recess firebox into the wall. You can also position fireplace in the optional cabinet or corner mantels. IMPORTANT: Only use optional cabinet or corner mantels specified in this manual. Purchase the optional mantel from your dealer (seeAccessories, page 29).

 

CEILING

 

 

36"

 

 

Minimum

 

6"

 

 

Minimum

 

 

From

 

 

Sides Of

 

 

Fireplace

 

 

Left

Right 0” Minimum

Side

Side

To Top

 

 

Surface Of

 

 

Carpeting,

 

 

Tile Or Other

FLOOR

 

Combustible

 

Material

Figure 6 - Mounting Clearances As

Viewed From Front of Fireplace Shown

 

Built-Inthe Wall

 

CEILING

Top Of

36"

Minimum

Mantel Can

Be Flush

 

With Wall

 

 

Right

Left

Side 0" Minimum

Side

To Top

 

Surface Of

 

Carpeting,

 

Tile Or Other

 

Combustible

 

Material

Figure 7 - Mounting Clearances As

Viewed From Front of Fireplace Shown

with Optional Mantel

Note: When installing fireplace directly on carpeting, tile or other combustible material, otherthanwoodflooring,thefireplaceshallbe installed on a metal or wood panel extending the full width and depth of the fireplace.

CAUTION: If you install the fireplace in a home garage

fireplace pilot and burner must be at least 18" above floor.

locatefireplacewheremoving vehicle will not hit it.

For convenience and efficiency, install fireplace

where there is easy access for operation, inspection, and service.

in coldest part of room.

An optional blower kit is available from your dealer (see Accessories, page 29). If planning to use blower, locate fireplace near an electrical outlet.

Built-InFireplace

Installation

Built-ininstallation of this fireplace involves installing fireplace into aframed-inenclosure. This makes the front of fireplace flush with wall.An optional trim kit accessory is available (seeAccessories, page 29). Trim will extend past sides of fireplace approximately 1/2". This will cover the rough edges of the wall opening. If installing abuilt-inmantel above the fireplace you must follow the clearances shown in Figure 11, page 12. Follow the instructions below to install the fireplace in this manner.

 

Actual

Framing

Height

26"

26 7/8"

Front Width

26 3/4"

26 7/8"

Depth

9 1/2"

10 1/2"

Bottom

3/4"

3/4"

1.Frame in rough opening. Use dimensions shown in Figure 8, page 11, for the rough opening.

If installing in a corner, use dimensions shown in Figure 9, page 11, for the rough opening. The height is 26 7/8" which is the same as the wall opening above.

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WARNING: Ifpre-wiring,do notconnectwiringtoanyelectrical source at this time.

Install fireplace electrical outlet and connect wiring to outlet before connecting to electrical source. The fireplace electrical outlet is included with the

GA3450T blower accessory.

Only use the fireplace electrical outlet supplied with the GA3450TA blower accessory.

IMPORTANT: When finishing your firebox, combustible materials

WARNING: Do not allow any combustible/noncombustible materials to overlap the firebox front facing.

WARNING: Do not allow noncombustible materials to cover any necessary openings like louvered slots.

2.If installing GA3450TA blower accessory, do so at this time. See Installing Blower

Accessory GA3450TA,page 13.

Note: If not installing blower accessory, you may wish to run electrical wiring to your fireplace for future blower installation (see Accessories, page 29) Use only approvedthree-wireelectrical wiring.

Note:Aqualified installer should make all electrical connections.

3.Install gas piping to fireplace location.This installation includes an approved flexible gas line (if allowed by local codes) after the equipment shutoff valve. The flexible gas line must be the last item installed on the gas piping.

4.If you have not assembled firebox, follow instructions on page 4.

5.Carefully set fireplace in front of rough opening with back of fireplace inside wall opening.

6.Attach flexible gas line to fireplace gas regulator. See Connecting to Gas Supply, page 16.

7.Bend four nailing flanges on outer casing with pliers (see Figure 10).

8.Attach fireplace to wall studs using nails or wood screws through holes in nailing flange.

9.Check all gas connections for leaks. See

Checking Gas Connections, page 18.

10.If using optional trim kit, install the trim after final finishing and/or painting of wall. See instructions included with trim accessory for attaching trim.

10 1/2"

267/8"

3/4" Off

The Floor

267/8"Minimum

Figure 8 - Rough Opening for Installing in Wall

365/8"

257/8"

267/8"

513/4"

Figure 9 - Rough Opening for Installing in Corner

Nails or Wood

Screws

NailingFlanges

Figure 10 - Attaching Fireplace to Wall Studs

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WARNING: Never modify or cover the louvered slots on the front of the firebox.

Mantel Clearances for Built-In

Installation

If placing mantel above built-infireplace, you must meet minimum clearance between mantel shelf and top of fireplace opening.

NOTICE: Surface temperatures ofadjacentwallsandmantelsbecomehotduringoperation.Walls and mantels above the firebox may become hot to the touch.

If installed properly, these temperatures meet the requirement ofthenationalproductstandard.

Follow all minimum clearances shown in this manual.

NOTICE:Ifyourinstallationdoes not meet the minimum clearances shown in Figure 11, you must do one of the following:

raise the mantel to an acceptable height

remove the mantel

 

10"

 

 

Mantel Shelf

Note:

 

 

 

 

8"

 

 

 

 

All vertical

 

 

 

 

measurements

6"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

are from top of

 

 

 

 

2 1/2"

 

 

 

 

fireplace

 

 

 

 

opening to

 

 

 

 

 

bottom of

 

 

 

 

 

mantel shelf. All

 

 

 

 

 

measurements

 

 

 

 

 

are in inches.

 

 

 

 

 

 

13"

16"

19"

21"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Side of

Firebox

OPTIONAL MANTEL Installation

Refer to instructions provided with the mantel for assembly instructions. Refer to the following instructions for system installation. Refer to instructions on page 6 for hood assembly.

Blower accessory should be installed prior to mantel if it is being used (see Installing

Optional Blower Accessory GA3450TA,page 13).

1.Assemble cabinet mantel as shown in accessory instruction sheet.

2.If blower is installed, install a properly grounded, 120 volt three-prongelectrical outlet at fireplace location if an outlet is not there. If possible, locate outlet so cabinet mantel will cover it when installed (see

Figure 12).

3.Place hearth base against wall at installation location. Cut an access hole in hearth basetorungaslinetofireplace(seeFigure

12). Make sure to locate access hole so cabinet mantel will cover it when installed.

Note: You can secure base to floor using wood screws. Countersink screw heads and putty over.

4.Route flexible gas line through access hole in hearth base.

5.Center cabinet mantel on hearth base (see

Figure 13, page 13). Make sure mantel is flush against wall and centered left to right on base.

6.Usescrewsprovidedwithmantelaccessory to attach mantel assembly to base (see mantel instruction sheet).

7.Attach flexible gas line to fireplace gas regulator. See Connecting to Gas Supply, page 16.

8.Route electrical cord(s) through access holesineithersideoffireplacewithbushing.

Plug electrical cord(s) into electrical outlet.

Pipe and Gas

Electrical

Outlet

Hearth Shutoff Valve

 

Base

 

Figure 11 - Minimum Mantel Clearances

Figure 12 - Placing Hearth Base Against Wall

 

for Built-InInstallation

 

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9.Check all gas connections for leaks. See

Checking Gas Connections,page 18.

10.Carefully insert fireplace into cabinet mantel (see Figure 13). Be careful not to scratch or damage hearth base or cabinet mantel.

11.Place metal trim on shoulder screws located on the side and top of the fireplace (see

Assembling Perimeter Trim). Firmly snap trim over shoulder screws. Align fireplace in mantel assembly so the trim overlaps mantel evenly on all three sides.

12.Lower bottom louver door. Use 3" wood screws provided with mantel accessory to attach fireplace to base (see mantel instruction sheet).

4.Slide one end of adjusting plate/shim in slot on mitered edge of top trim (see Figure 14).

5.Slide other end of adjusting plate/shim in slot on mitered edge of side trim (see Figure 14).

6.While firmly holding edges of trim together, tighten both set screws on the adjusting plate with slotted screwdriver.

7.Repeat steps 1 through 6 for other corner.

8.Set trim assembly aside for later installation.

installing blower accessory GA3450TA

Removing Upper Louver Assembly

To install the blower accessory, you must first remove the upper louver assembly.

1.Lift screen off heater.

2.Remove 4 screws from louver assembly (see Figure 15). Save these screws.

3.Pull louver assembly straight out from the cabinet. Be careful not to scratch the paint.

Set louver assembly and screws aside.

Blower Bracket

Mounting Holes

Figure 13 - Installing Fireplace into Mantel Assembly

Assembling Perimeter Trim

1.Remove packaging from three remaining pieces of trim.

2.Locate two adjusting plates with set screws, and two shims in the hardware packet.

3.Align shim under adjusting plate as shown in Figure 14.

Set Screws

Slot

 

 

 

Top Trim

 

 

Mitered Edge

Adjusting

Side

Plate

Shim

Trim

 

Slot

Figure 14 - Assembling Perimeter Trim

Upper Louver

Black Assembly

Screws

Figure 15 - Removing Upper Louver

Assembly

Removing Valve Cover Shield

1.Open bottom louver assembly by swinging the assembly down (see Figure 16, page 14).

2.Using short Phillips screwdriver, remove the screw under the center of the branch support. Rotate valve cover shield clockwise and slide out.

IMPORTANT: Do not remove shoulder screw on the left side of valve cover shield.

Slide the valve cover shield off of the shoulder screw (see Figure 16, page 14).

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Note: If you do not have a short Phillips screwdriver, the screen, log set, and branch support must be removed so a longer screwdriver may be used. See

Connecting Equipment Shutoff Valve to Heater Control, page 17, steps 1 and 2.

Branch Support

4.Carefully disconnect green and white wires at their insulated connectors.

5.In top of heater cabinet, locate 4 mounting holes on outer casing. Align these 4 holes with those on blower bracket assembly. Attach blower bracket assembly to outer casing with 4 #10 screws provided (see

Figure 17).

 

Shoulder

 

Screw

 

Valve

Remove

Cover

Screw

Shield

2

 

Snap Bushings

Bottom Louver

Assembly

 

Figure 16 - Removing Valve Cover Shield

Installing Blower Assembly

CAUTION: Label all wires prior to disconnection when servicingcontrols.Wiringerrors cancauseimproperanddangerous operation.

CAUTION: Verify proper operation after servicing.

Note: If you are using a mantel with your heater, use the following instructions. If your heater is built-in,seeFor Built-In Installation on page 15.

1.Install snap bushings found in hardware kit into both holes in rear of valve cover shield.

2.Make sure the wire harness is firmly connected to the terminals on the blower bracket assembly.

3.Notewirelocationsonback ofAUTO/OFF/ ONswitch.Terminalsonbackofswitchare numbered 1, 2, and 3. Carefully remove red wire from terminal 1 and blue wire from terminal 3. Black wire can remain on middle terminal 2 (see Figure 17).

6.Route wire harness through hole in left side of baffle. Pull wire harness through lower opening above where valve shield was removed (see Figure 17).

7.Insert 4 wire harnesses into one of the round holes in rear of valve cover shield and through rectangular hole in front of shield (see Figure 17).

8.Reconnect red wire to switch position 3. Reconnect blue wire to switch position 1. Reconnect green and white wires.

9.Install switch plate on valve cover shield with 2 #10 screws provided (see Figure 18, page 15). Reinstall valve cover shield. Route power cord out of cabinet by inserting it through bushing on outer casing (see Figure 17). Plug fan kit into

120-Voltgrounded power supply and test operation.

Blower Bracket

 

Assembly

Wire

Wiring Routing

 

Harness

Screw

Hole in Baffle

 

 

Baffle

Switch

Power

 

 

 

 

Cord

 

3

 

 

2

 

 

1

 

 

Red

Switch

Plate

Blue

Valve Cover Box Cover

Wire

Shield

Harness

 

Figure 17 - Installing Blower Bracket

 

Assembly

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Note: When switch is in AUTO position, fan will start after heater has run for a few moments. Fan will continue to run for several moments after heater has been turned off. When switch is in the ON position, fan will run until turned to

OFF. Reinstall upper louver assembly and hood if previously removed, (see Figure

15, page 13). Close lower louver door.

Valve Cover

Shield

Switch Screw

Plate

Figure 18 - Installing Switch Plate to

Valve Cover Shield

For Built-InInstallation

WARNING: A licensed electrician must connect the wiring harness to electrical supply followingalllocalcodes.Electricianmustprovideaclamponthe box cover to secure the wiring.

Wiringshouldberoutedthrough the bushing in the hole on the outer casing of heater.

Follow instructions for Removing Valve Cover Shield, page 13. Continue installation as follows:

1.Install a snap bushing found in hardware kit into one of the holes found on rear of valve cover shield. The other hole is for a strain relief clamp (not supplied) to secure incoming electrical supply.

2.Follow steps 2 through 6 in Installing Blower Assembly, page 14. Also remove black wire from middle switch terminal 2.

3.Removeblackplasticstrainreliefandpower cord from switch plate. The power cord supplied will not be used in built-ininstallations. Pop in the plastic snap bushing found in hardware kit into the hole left by supply cord/strain relief.

4.Alicensed electrician must follow the wiring diagram to connect incoming electrical supply to fan kit wiring harness (see

Figure 19).

5.Plug power cord to the outlet receptacle (not provided) as shown in Figure 18. Wind the extra power cord and tie it up with the plastic wire strap (see Figure 20, page 16). Set the power cord bundle between the burner bracket and outer casing, away from the burner.

6.Reinstall valve cover shield.

7.Test to make sure the blower is working properly.

8.Reinstall upper louver assembly and hood if previously removed, (see Figure 15, page 13). Close lower louver door.

 

 

 

Thermostat Switch (N.O.)

Blower Motor

 

 

 

 

 

Blue

Red

White

Green

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Auto

 

Blue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SwitchFan (Auto/Off/On)

Off

 

 

On

Red

Black

White

Green

1

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

110/115 V.A.C.

Figure 19 - Wiring Diagram For Blower

Accessory Built-InInstallation

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Blower Bracket

 

Wire Harness

Assembly

 

 

Screw

 

 

Switch Plate

Power

Switch

Cord

 

 

 

 

 

Outlet

3

 

Receptacle

2

 

 

1

 

 

Red

 

 

Blue

 

 

Plastic

 

 

Wire Strap

 

 

Valve

 

 

Cover

 

Wire

Shield

 

Clamp Connector

Harness

Box Cover

(not included)

 

 

Figure 20 - Installing Blower Bracket

Assembly

Extension Cord

Use extension cord if needed. The cord must have a three-prong,grounding plug and athree-holereceptacle. Make sure cord is in good shape. It must be heavy enough to carry the current needed. An undersized cord will cause a drop in line voltage. This will result in loss of powerandoverheating.UseaNo.16AWGcord for lengths less than 50 feet.

CONNECTING TO GAS SUPPLY

WARNING: This appliance requires a 45° male flare fitting5/8"-18UNF(UnifiedNationalFine

Thread) inlet connection and the flexible gas line provided.

WARNING: A qualified service person must connect fireplace to gas supply. Follow all local codes.

CAUTION:Neverconnectpropane/LP fireplace directly to the propane/LPsupply.Thisfireplace requires an external regulator (notsupplied).Installtheexternal regulator between the fireplace and propane/LP supply.

WARNING: Never connect natural gas fireplace to private

(non-utility)gas wells. This gas is commonly known as wellhead gas.

For propane/LP units, installer must supply an external regulator. The external regulator will reduce incoming gas pressure. You must reduce incoming gas pressure to between 11" and 14" of water. If you do not reduce incoming gas pressure, fireplace regulator damage could occur. Install external regulator with the vent pointing down as shown in Figure 21. Pointing the vent down protects it from freezing rain or sleet.

CAUTION: Use only new, black iron or steel pipe. Inter-nally-tinnedcoppertubingmaybeusedincertainareas.Check your local codes. Use pipe of

1/2"orgreaterdiametertoallow proper gas volume to fireplace.

If pipe is too small, undue loss of volume will occur.

Propane/LP

Supply Tank External

Regulator

Vent

Pointing

Down

Figure 21External Regulator with Vent Pointing Down

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Installation must include an equipment shutoff valve, union, and plugged 1/8" NPT tap. Locate NPT tap within reach for test gauge hook up. NPT tap must be upstream from fireplace

(see Figure 22).

IMPORTANT: Install equipment shutoff valve in an accessible location. Equipment shutoff valve is for turning on or shutting off gas to the appliance.

Check your building codes for any special requirements for locating equipment shutoff valve to fireplaces.

Apply pipe joint sealant lightly to male NPT threads. This will prevent excess sealant from going into pipe. Excess sealant in pipe could result in clogged fireplace valves.

WARNING: Use pipe joint sealantthatisresistanttoliquid petroleum (LP) gas.

Equipment Shutoff Valve

With 1/8" NPT Tap*

3" Minimum

Pipe Cap

Nipple

PROPANE/LP

From External

Regulator (11" W.C. to 14" W.C. Pressure)

NATURAL

From Gas Meter (5" W.C. to10.5" W.C.

Pressure)

Tee

Joint

Sediment Trap

Figure 22 - Gas Connection

* Purchase the optional equipment shutoff valve from your dealer.

CONNECTING Equipment shutoff valve to heater control

Installation Items Needed

Phillips screwdriver

sealant (resistant to propane/LP gas, not provided)

1.To remove fireplace screen, remove 2 screws that hold fireplace screen in place for shipping. These screws are located neartopofscreen.Discardscrews.Liftfireplace screen up and pull out to remove.

2.Remove screws that attach branch support to fireplace (see Figure 23). Carefully lift up branch support and remove from fireplace (see Figure 23).

3.Route flexible gas line included from fireplace control to equipment shutoff valve through side or rear access holes in outer casing.

NOTICE: Most building codes do not permit concealed gas connections. A flexible gas line is provided to allow accessibility fromthefireplace(seeFigure23).

The flexible gas supply line connectiontotheequipmentshutoff valve should be accessible.

CAUTION: Avoid damage to regulator. Hold gas regulator with wrench when connecting it to gas piping and/or fittings.

4.Apply pipe joint sealant lightly to male threads of gas connector attached to flexible gas line/equipment shutoff valve (see Figure 24, page 18).

5.Check all gas connections for leaks. See

Checking Gas Connections,page 18.

Shoulder

Branch Screen

Screw

Support Shipping

Screw

Flexible

Gas Line

Screen

Figure 23 - Removing Log Base

Assembly From Fireplace

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6.Replace branch support back into fireplace. Feed flexible gas line into fireplace base area while replacing branch support. Make sure the entire flexible gas line is in fireplace base area. Reattach branch support to fireplace with screws removed in step 2, page 17.

To Fireplace Gas

Equipment Shutoff

Regulator

Valve Provided by

 

 

Installer

Flexible Gas Line

 

from Fireplace Gas

 

Regulator Provided

PROPANE/LP

with Fireplace

To External Regulator

 

 

NATURAL

 

To Gas Supply

Figure 24 - Attaching Flexible Gas Line

to Equipment Shutoff Valve

CHECKING GAS CONNECTIONS

WARNING:Testallgaspiping and connections, internal and external to unit, for leaks after installing or servicing. Correct all leaks at once.

WARNING: Never use an open flame to check for a leak.

Applyanoncorrosiveleakdetection fluid to all joints. Bubbles forming show a leak. Correct all leaks at once.

CAUTION: Make sure external regulator has been installed betweenpropane/LPsupplyand fireplace. See guidelines under

Connecting to Gas Supply, page 16.

Pressure Testing Gas Supply Piping System

Test Pressures In Excess Of 1/2 PSIG (3.5 kPa)

1.Disconnect appliance with its appliance main gas valve (control valve) and equipment shutoff valve from gas supply piping.

Pressures in excess of 1/2 psig will damage fireplace regulator.

2.Cap off open end of gas pipe where equipment shutoff valve was connected.

3.Pressurize supply piping system by either opening propane/LP supply tank valve for propane/LP gas or opening main gas valve located on or near gas meter for natural gas, or using compressed air.

4.Check all joints of gas supply piping system. Apply a noncorrosive leak detection fluid to gas joints. Bubbles forming show a leak.

5.Correct all leaks at once.

6.Reconnect heater and equipment shutoff valve to gas supply. Check reconnected fittings for leaks.

Test Pressures Equal To or Less Than 1/2 PSIG (3.5 kPa)

1.Close equipment shutoff valve (see Figure 25).

2.Pressurize supply piping system by either opening propane/LP supply tank valve for propane/LP gas or opening main gas valve located on or near gas meter for natural gas, or using compressed air.

3.Check all joints from gas meter for natural or propane/LP supply to equipment shutoff valve (see Figures 26 and 27, page

19). Apply a noncorrosive leak detection fluid to gas joints. Bubbles forming show a leak.

4.Correct all leaks at once.

Equipment

Open

 

Shutoff

 

Valve

 

 

Closed

Figure 25 - Equipment Shutoff Valve

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Equipment

Shutoff Valve

Propane/LP

Supply Tank

Figure 26 - Checking Gas Joints for Propane/LP Gas (Shown with Optional Mantel)

Equipment

Shutoff Valve

Gas Meter

Pressure Testing Fireplace Gas

Connections

1.Open equipment shutoff valve (see Figure 25, page 18).

2.Open main gas valve located on or near gas meter for natural gas or open propane/LP supply tank valve.

3.Make sure control knob of fireplace is in the OFF position.

4.Check all joints from equipment shutoff valve to thermostat gas valve (see Figures 26 and 27). Apply a noncorrosive leak detection fluid to gas joints. Bubbles forming show a leak.

5.Correct all leaks at once.

6.Light fireplace (see Operation). Check all other internal joints for leaks.

7.Turn off fireplace (see To Turn Off Gas to Appliance, page 21).

8.Replace front panel.

Figure 27 - Checking Gas Joints for Natural Gas (Shown with Optional Mantel)

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.

If you cannot reach your gas supplier, 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 aqualifiedservicetechniciantoinspect the appliance and to replace any part of the control system and any gas control which has been under water.

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LIGHTING

INSTRUCTIONS

WARNING:Youmustoperate this fireplace with the fireplace screen in place. Make sure fireplace screen is installed before running fireplace.

NOTICE:Duringinitialoperation of new fireplace, burning logs will give off a paper-burningsmell. Orange flame will also be present. Open window to vent smell. Operate fireplace on HI position to burn off odor. This will only last a few hours.

1.STOP! Read the safety information starting, page 19.

2.Make sure equipment shutoff valve is fully open.

3.Turn control knob clockwiseto OFF position.

4.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 safety information, page 19. If you don’t smell gas, go to next step.

5.Turn control knob counterclockwise to PILOT position. Press in control knob for five (5) seconds (see Figure 28).

Note: You may be running this fireplace for the first time after hooking up to gas supply. If so, the control knob may need to be pressed in for 30 seconds or more.

This will allow air to bleed from the gas system.

If control knob does not pop up when released, contact a qualified service person or gas supplier for repairs.

6.With control knob pressed in, push down and release ignitor button. This will light pilot. Pilot is attached to front of burner. If needed, keep pressing ignitor button until pilot lights.

Note: If pilot does not stay lit, refer to Troubleshooting, page 24. Also contact a qualifiedservicepersonorgassupplierfor repairs. Until repairs are made, light pilot with match. To light pilot with match, see

Manual Lighting Procedure, page 21.

7.Keep control knob pressed in for 30 seconds after lighting pilot.After 30 seconds, release control knob.

Note: If pilot goes out, repeat steps 3 through 7. This fireplace has a safety interlock system. Wait one (1) minute before lighting pilot again.

8.Turn control knob counterclockwiseto desired heating level. The main burner should light. Set control knob to any heat level between HI and LO.

CAUTION: Do not try to adjust heating levels by using the equipment shutoff valve.

9.To shut off burner only and leave pilot lit,

turn countrol knob clockwise to PILOT position.

Ignitor Button

Control Knob

Figure 28 - Control Knob In The OFF

Position

 

Pilot Burner

Ignitor Electrode

Thermocouple

Figure 29 - Pilot (Propane/LP Shown)

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TO TURN OFF GAS

TO APPLIANCE

Shutting Off Fireplace

1.Turn control knob clockwise to the OFF position.

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

3.Close equipment shutoff valve (see Figure 25, page 18).

THERMOSTAT

CONTROL OPERATION

The thermostatic control used on this fireplace differs from standard thermostats. Standard thermostats simply turn on and off the burner.

The thermostat used on this fireplace senses the room temperature. The thermostat adjusts the amount of gas flow to the burner. This increases or decreases the burner flame height. At times the room may exceed the set temperature. If so, theburnerwillshutoff.Theburnerwillcycleback on when room temperature drops below the set temperature.

The control knob can be set to any heat level between HI and LO.

Note: The thermostat sensing bulb measures the temperature of air near the fireplace cabinet. This may not always agree with room temperature (depending on housing construction, installation location, room size, open air temperatures, etc.). Frequent use of your fireplace will let you determine your own comfort levels.

MANUAL LIGHTING

PROCEDURE

1.Follow steps 1 through 5 under Lighting Instructions, page 20.

2.With control knob pressed in, strike match.

Hold match to pilot until pilot lights.

3.Keep control knob pressed in for 30 seconds after lighting pilot.After 30 seconds, release control knob. Now follow step 8 under Lighting Instructions, page 20.

Operating

Blower

This blower has three settings: ON, OFF, and AUTO. In the ON position, blower will operate constantly. In the OFF position, blower will not operate. In theAUTO position, blower will start when thermostat senses a sufficient increase in firebox temperature.

Note: Your fireplace and thermostat blower will not turn on and off at the same time. The fireplace may run for several minutes before blower turns on. After heater modulates to pilot position, blower will continue to run. Blower will shut off after firebox temperature decreases.

Note:Itissafetooperatefireplacewithblower turned off. However, blower helps distribute heated air from fireplace.

OFF

Auto/Off/On

Switch

Figure 30 - Auto/Off/On Switch

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Inspecting Burner

Check pilot flame pattern and burner flame pattern often.

PILOT FLAME PATTERN

Figure 31 shows a correct pilot flame pattern. Figure 32 shows an incorrect pilot flame pattern. The incorrect pilot flame is not properly heating the thermocouple. This will cause thermocouple to cool. When thermocouple cools, the fireplace will shut down.

If pilot flame pattern is incorrect, as shown in Figure 32

turn fireplace off (see To Turn Off Gas to Appliance, page 21)

see Troubleshooting, page 24

Note: The pilot flame on natural gas units will have a slight curve, but flame should be blue and have no yellow or orange color.

Pilot Burner

Thermocouple

Figure 31 - Correct Pilot Flame Pattern

(Propane/LP Shown)

Pilot Burner

Thermocouple

Figure 32 - Incorrect Pilot Flame Pattern

(Propane/LP Shown)

BURNER FLAME PATTERN

Figure 33 shows a correct burner flame pattern. Figure 34 shows an incorrect burner flame pattern. The incorrect burner flame pattern shows sporadic, irregular flame tipping. The flame should not be dark or have an orange/reddish tinge.

Note: When using fireplace for the first time, flame will be orange for approximately 1 hour until log cures.

If burner flame pattern is incorrect, as shown in Figure 34

turn fireplace off (see To Turn Off Gas to Appliance, page 21)

see Troubleshooting, page 24

Figure 33 - Correct Burner Flame Pattern

Figure 34 - Incorrect Burner Flame

Pattern

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WARNING:Turnofffireplace

and let cool before cleaning.

4.Check injector holder located at end of burner tube again. Remove any large particles of dust, dirt, lint, or pet hair with a soft cloth or vacuum cleaner nozzle.

CAUTION: You must keep control areas, burner, and circulating air passageways of fireplace clean. Inspect these areas of fireplace before each use. Have fireplace inspected yearly by a qualified service person. Fireplace may need more frequent cleaning due to excessive lint from carpeting, bedding material, pet hair, etc.

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

Burner Injector Holder and Pilot Air Inlet Hole

The primary air inlet holes allow proper amounts of air to mix with gas. This provides a clean burning flame. Keep these holes clear of dust, dirt, lint, and pet hair. Clean these air inlet holes prior to each heating season. Blocked air holeswillcreatesoot.Werecommendthatyou clean the unit every 3 months during operation andhaveheaterinspectedyearlybyaqualified service person.

We also recommend that you keep burner tube and pilot assembly clean and free of dust and dirt. To clean these parts we recommend using compressed air no greater than 30 PSI.

Your local computer store, hardware store, or home center may carry compressed air in a can. If using compressed air in a can, please follow the directions on the can. If you don’t follow directions on the can, you could damage the pilot assembly.

1.Shut off unit, including pilot. Allow unit to cool for at least thirty minutes.

2.Inspect burner, pilot, and primary air inlet holes on injector holder for dust and dirt

(see Figure 35).

3.Blow air through ports/slots and holes in burner.

5.Blow air into primary air holes on injector holder.

6.In case any large clumps of dust have now been pushed into burner repeat steps 3 and 4.

Clean pilot assembly also. A yellow tip on the pilot flame indicates dust and dirt in pilot assembly. There is a small pilot air inlet hole about 2" from where pilot flame comes out of pilot assembly (see Figure 36). With unit off, lightly blow air through the air inlet hole. You may blow through a drinking straw if compressed air is not available.

Ports/Slots

Injector

Holder

Burner Tube

Primary Air Inlet Holes

Figure 35 - Injector Holder On Outlet

Burner Tube

Pilot Air Inlet Hole

Pilot Assembly

Figure 36 - Pilot Inlet Air Hole

(Propane/LP Shown)

CABINET

Air Passageways

Use a vacuum cleaner or pressurized air to clean.

Exterior

Use a soft cloth dampened with a mild soap and water mixture. Wipe cabinet to remove dust.

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WARNING: Turn off heater and let cool before servicing. Only a qualified service person should service and repair heater.

CAUTION: Never use a wire, needle, or similar object to clean

ODS/pilot. This can damage ODS/pilot unit.

Note: All troubleshooting items are listed in order of operation.

OBSERVED PROBLEM

POSSIBLE CAUSE

REMEDY

 

 

 

 

When ignitor button is

1. Ignitor cable pinched or

1.

Free ignitor cable if pinched

pressed, there is no spark

 

wet

 

by any metal or tubing.

at ODS/pilot

 

 

 

Keep ignitor cable dry

 

2.

Ignitor electrode not con-

2.

Reconnect ignitor cable

 

 

nected to ignitor cable

 

 

 

3.

Broken ignitor cable

3.

Replace ignitor cable

 

4.

Bad piezo ignitor

4.

Replace piezo ignitor

 

5.

Ignitor electrode broken

5.

Replace pilot assembly

 

6.

Ignitor electrode positioned

6.

Replace pilot assembly

 

 

wrong

 

 

 

 

 

 

When ignitor button is

1. Gas supply turned off or

1.

Turn on gas supply or open

pressed, there is spark at

 

equipment shutoff valve

 

equipment shutoff valve

ODS/pilot but no ignition

 

closed

 

 

 

2.

Control knob not in PILOT

2.

Turn control knob to PILOT

 

 

position

 

position

 

3.

Control knob not pressed in

3.

Press in control knob while

 

 

while in PILOT position

 

in PILOT position

 

4.

Air in gas lines when in-

4.

Continue holding down

 

 

stalled

 

control knob. Repeat ignit-

 

 

 

 

ing operation until air is

 

 

 

 

removed

 

5.

Depleted gas supply (pro-

5.

Contact local propane/LP

 

 

pane/LP only)

 

gas company

 

6.

ODS/pilot is clogged

6.

Clean ODS/pilot (see

 

 

 

 

Cleaning and Maintenance,

 

 

 

 

page 23) or replace ODS/

 

 

 

 

pilot assembly

 

7.

Gas regulator setting is not

7.

Replace gas regulator

 

 

correct

 

 

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OBSERVED PROBLEM

POSSIBLE CAUSE

REMEDY

 

 

 

 

ODS/pilot lights but flame

1. Control knob not fully

1.

Press in control knob fully

goes out when control knob

 

pressed in

 

 

is released

2. Control knob not pressed in

2.

After ODS/pilot lights, keep

 

 

long enough

 

control knob pressed in 30

 

 

 

 

seconds

 

3.

Safety interlock system has

3.

Wait one minute for safety

 

 

been triggered

 

interlock system to reset.

 

 

 

 

Repeat ignition operation

 

4.

Equipment shutoff valve not

4.

Fully open equipment shut-

 

 

fully open

 

off valve

 

5.

Thermocouple connection

5.

Hand tighten until snug,

 

 

loose at control valve

 

then tighten 1/4 turn more

 

6.

Pilot flame not touching

6.

A) Contact local propane/LP

 

 

thermocouple, which al-

 

or natural gas company

 

 

lows thermocouple to cool,

 

 

 

 

causing pilot flame to go

 

B) Clean ODS/pilot (see

 

 

out. This problem could be

 

Cleaning and Maintenance,

 

 

caused by one or both of

 

page 23) or replace ODS/

 

 

the following:

 

pilot assembly

 

 

A) Low gas pressure

 

 

 

 

B) Dirty or partially clogged

 

 

 

 

ODS/pilot

 

 

 

7.

Thermocouple damaged

7.

Replace pilot assembly

 

8.

Control valve damaged

8.

Replace control valve

 

 

 

 

Burner does not light after

1. Burner orifice is clogged

1.

Clean burner (see Cleaning

ODS/pilot is lit

 

 

 

and Maintenance, page 23)

 

 

 

 

or replace burner orifice

 

2.

Inlet gas pressure too low

2.

Contact local propane/LP

 

 

 

 

or natural gas company

 

 

 

 

Delayed ignition of burner

1. Manifold pressure too low

1.

Contact local propane/LP

 

 

 

 

or natural gas company

 

2.

Burner orifice is clogged

2.

Clean burner (see Cleaning

 

 

 

 

and Maintenance, page 23)

 

 

 

 

or replace burner orifice

 

 

 

 

Burner backfiring during

1. Burner orifice is clogged or

1.

Clean burner (see Cleaning

combustion

 

damaged

 

and Maintenance, page 23)

 

 

 

 

or replace burner orifice

 

2.

Burner damaged

2.

Replace burner pressure

 

3.

Low inlet gas pressure

3.

Contact local propane/LP

 

 

 

 

or natural gas company

 

4.

Gas regulator defective

4.

Replace gas regulator

 

 

 

 

Yellow flame during burner

1. Not enough air

1.

Check burner for dirt and

combustion

 

 

 

debris. If found, clean

 

 

 

 

burner (see Cleaning and

 

 

 

 

Maintenance, page 23)

 

2.

Gas regulator defective

2.

Replace gas regulator

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Troubleshooting

Continued

OBSERVED PROBLEM

POSSIBLE CAUSE

REMEDY

 

 

 

 

 

Slight smoke or odor during

1.

Residues from manufactur-

1.

Problem will stop after a few

initial operation

 

ing processes

 

hours of operation

 

 

 

 

 

Fireplace produces a whis-

1.

Turning control knob to HI

1.

Turn control knob to LO

tling noise when burner is lit

 

position when burner is

 

position and let warm up

 

 

cold

 

for a minute

 

2.

Air in gas line

2.

Operate burner until air is

 

 

 

 

removed from line. Have

 

 

 

 

gas line checked by local

 

 

 

 

propane/LP gas company

 

3.

Air passageways on fire-

3.

Observe minimum installa-

 

 

place blocked

 

tion clearances (see pages

 

 

 

 

9 through 12)

 

4.

Dirty or partially clogged

4.

Clean burner (see Cleaning

 

 

burner orifice

 

and Maintenance, page 23)

 

 

 

 

or replace burner orifice

 

 

 

 

 

White powder residue form-

1.

When heated, vapors from

1.

Turn heater off when us-

ing within burner box or on

 

furniture polish, wax, carpet

 

ing furniture polish, wax,

adjacent walls or furniture

 

cleaners, etc. may turn into

 

carpet cleaners, or similar

 

 

white powder residue

 

products

 

 

 

 

 

Fireplace produces a click-

1.

Metal expanding while

1.

This is normal with most

ing/ticking noise just after

 

heating or contracting while

 

fireplaces. If noise is ex-

burner is lit or shut off

 

cooling

 

cessive, contact qualified

 

 

 

 

service person

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Continued

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

Fireplace produces unwant- 1.

Fireplace burning vapors

ed odors

from paint, hair spray,

 

glues, etc. (See IMPOR-

 

TANT statement above)

2.

Low fuel supply (propane/

 

LP)

3.

Gas leak. See Warning

 

statement above

1.Ventilate room. Stop using odor causing products while fireplace is running

2.Refill supply tank

3.Locate and correct all leaks (see Checking Gas Connections, page 18)

Fireplace shuts off in use

1.

Not enough fresh air is

1.

Open window and/or door

(ODS operates)

 

available

 

for ventilation

 

2.

Low line pressure

2.

Contact local propane/LP

 

 

 

 

or natural gas company

 

3.

ODS/pilot is partially

3.

Clean ODS/pilot (see

 

 

clogged

 

Cleaning and Maintenance,

 

 

 

 

page 23)

 

 

 

 

 

Gas odor even when control

1.

Gas leak. See Warning

1.

Locate and correct all leaks

knob is in OFF position

 

statement above

 

(see Checking Gas Con-

 

 

 

 

nections, page 18)

 

2.

Control valve defective

2.

Replace control valve

 

 

 

 

 

Gas odor during combus-

1.

Foreign matter between

1.

Take apart gas tubing and

tion

 

control valve and burner

 

remove foreign matter

 

2.

Gas leak. See Warning

2.

Locate and correct all leaks

 

 

statement above

 

(see Checking Gas Con-

 

 

 

 

nections, page 18)

 

 

 

 

 

Moisture/condensation no-

1.

Not enough combustion/

1.

Refer to Air for Combustion

ticed on windows

 

ventilation air

 

and Ventilation require-

 

 

 

 

ments (page 6)

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Specifications

VMH26TPC

VMH26TNC

• Rating (Variable): 14,000/26,000 Btu/Hr

• Rating (Variable): 14,000/26,000 Btu/Hr

• Gas Type: Propane/LP Gas Only

• Gas Type: Natural Gas Only

• Ignition: Piezo

• Ignition: Piezo

• Pressure Regulator Setting: 8" W.C.

• Pressure Regulator Setting: 3" W.C.

• Inlet Gas Pressure (in. of water):

• Inlet Gas Pressure (in. of water):

Maximum - 14" W.C., Minimum* - 11" W.C.

Maximum - 10.5" W.C., Minimum* - 5" W.C.

* For purposes of input adjustment

* For purposes of input adjustment

For Both Models

Dimensions (H x W x D) (including hood and screws): Fireplace - 257/8"x 2613/16" x 93/8", Carton - 325/8" x 273/16" x 115/8"

Weight: Fireplace - 44.5 lbs., Shipping - 48 lbs.

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 (propane/LP only)

You may feel your gas pressure is too low. If so, contact your local propane/LP or natural 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 our web site at www.fmiproducts.com.

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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Accessories

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

CORNER MANTEL WITH Full

HEARTH BASE

C26TU - Unfinished, Traditional Design

C26TO - Oak Finished, Traditional Design

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.

Perimeter TRIM KIT

GAB6094 - Black

GAP6094 - Platinum

For all models. Optionalthree-sidedperimeter trim kit for recessed installations (when unit is on the floor) or in mantel. Provides a finished appearance by covering rough edges of wall/mantel opening.

Extruded Louver Kit

GAP9092 - Platinum

For all models. Optional extruded louver. Kit contains 2 louvers.

THERMOSTATICALLY - CON-

TROLLED BLOWER KIT GA3450TA

For all models. Provides better heat distribution. Makes fireplace more efficient.Automatically turns off and on as needed.

C26GO - Oak Finished, Georgian Design

For all models. Space-savingmantel and hearth base corner design features clean, classic lines. Available in a stained oak, finish or an unfinished hardwood, ready to stain or paint. Complete assembly instructions included.Three-sidedperimeter trim kit is sold separately.

Wall MANTEL and full hearth base

W26TU - Unfinished, Traditional DesignW26TO - Oak Finished, Traditional Design

W26GO - Oak Finished, Georgian DesignForallmodels.Mantel features clean, classic lines.Available in a stained oak or unfinished hardwood, ready to stain or paint. Complete assembly instructions included.Three-sidedperimeter trim kit is sold separately.

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Parts

Models vmh26tpC (Shown) and vmh26tnC

17

6

 

9

7

30

 

10

4

8

11

4

20

13

35

37

39

27

5

25

12

28

24

 

39

15

16

3

1

 

 

 

 

40

7

40

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

33

2

 

14

29

24

 

23

25

 

12-1

 

 

 

 

 

401432

19

38

6

 

26

18

9

36

 

42

22

 

21

 

41

31

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PARTS

This list contains replaceable parts used in your fireplace. When ordering parts, follow the instructions listed under Replacement Parts on page 28 of this manual.

KEY

 

NO. PART NO.

DESCRIPTION

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

102633-02

Outer Casing Top

102624-02

Outer Casing

099230-02

Shoulder Screw

098304-01

Screw, #10 x 3/8"

109824-05

Burner

103209-09

Louvered Door

102635-02

Left and Right Side Front

111421-01

Bushing

M10908-75

Hex Washer Head Tapping Screw

104281-02

Firebox Hood

102638-01

Firebox Top

PP224

ODS/Pilot Assembly

PP229

ODS/Pilot Assembly

**

Firebox Wrapper

099211-01

Control Bracket Screw

103963-01

Inlet Tube

102834-01

Burner Tube

098304-02

Black Screw, #6 x 3/8

098303-02

Regulator Screw

**

Outer Shell Base

102649-02

Branch Support

099415-09

Gas Regulator

099415-10

Gas Regulator

102875-01

Regulator Bracket

101381-01

Valve Cover and Piezo

099387-11

Pilot Tube

098271-06

Ignitor Cable

107186-01

Injector

107186-02

Injector

101006-02

Pilot Bracket

098249-01

Nut, M5

098522-26

Gas Valve

098522-23

Gas Valve

102639-01

Baffle

101628-01

Flexible Connector

102869-01

Control Bracket

102731-01

Control Shield

103295-05

Screen Assembly

107048-01

Log Set Kit

104313-01

Right Hinge

104313-02

Left Hinge

M10908-2

Hinge Screws

103734-01

Burner Support

M11084-26

Hex Head Screw, #10 x 3/8"

097809-03

3/8 NPT x 3/8" Flare Brass Fitting

101629-01

Bushing

107634-02

NG Data Plate

 

 

PARTS AVAILABLE - NOT SHOWN

 

 

101054-01

Lighting Instruction Plate

100563-01

Warning Plate

103470-01

Hardware Package

 

** Not a field replacement part

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VMH26TPC

VMH26TNC

QTY

 

 

 

 

1

 

1

 

14

 

15

 

1

 

2

 

2

 

1

 

1

 

1

 

1

 

 

1

 

 

1

 

1

 

2

 

1

 

1

 

4

 

2

 

1

 

1

 

 

1

 

 

1

 

1

 

1

 

1

 

1

 

 

1

 

 

1

 

1

 

2

 

 

1

 

 

1

 

1

 

1

 

1

 

1

 

1

 

1

 

1

 

1

 

4

 

2

 

28

 

1

 

1

 

 

1

 

1

 

1

 

1

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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: FMIPRODUCTS,LLCwarrantsthisnewproductandanypartsthereoftobefreefromdefects in material and workmanship for a period of four (4) years 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) years 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 beliableforanyotherdamageswhatsoeverunderanycircumstancesincludingindirect,incidental,orconsequential 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:

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Santa Ana, CA 92704

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