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VantageHearthTM

by FMI PRODUCTS, LLC

UNVENTED (VENT-FREE)GAS FIREPLACE SYSTEM OWNER’S OPERATION AND INSTALLATION MANUAL

PFS ®

US

MODELS VSGF36NRC AND VSGF36PRC

WARNING: If the information in this manual is not followedexactly, a fire orexplosion may resultcausing 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

Cleaning and Maintenance

................................ 25

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

4

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

26

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

5

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

30

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

5

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

30

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

5

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

30

Locating Firebox...................................................

6

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

30

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

6

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

31

Air For Combustion and Ventilation......................

7

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

31

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

9

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

32

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

20

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

Back Cover

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

24

 

 

SAFETY

WARNING: Improper installation, adjustment, alteration,serviceormaintenance can cause injury or property damage. Refer to this manual for correct installationandoperational procedures. For assistance or additional information consult a qualified installer, service agency or the gas supplier.

WARNING: This is an unventedgas-firedheater. It uses air (oxygen) from the room in which it is installed. Provisions for adequate combustion and ventilation air must be provided. Refer toAir for Combustion and Ventilation section on page 7 of this manual.

WARNING: For use only withalisteddecorativetype unvented room heater. Do not build a wood fire.

This firebox has been tested and approved by the PFS Corporation under ANSI Z21.11.2 as a decorative type unvented room heater.

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 with the type of gas indicated on 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

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SAFETY

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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 heater. Improper use of this heater can cause serious injury or death from burns, fire, explosion, electrical shock and carbon monoxide poisoning.

DANGER: Carbon monoxide 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, heater may not be working properly. Get fresh air at once!Have heater 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 odormaking agent is added to gas. 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 heater.

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

WARNING: Do not use a blower insert, heat exchanger insertorotheraccessorynotapproved for use with this heater.

WARNING: Do not allow fans to blow directly into fireplace. Avoidanydraftsthatalterburner flame patterns. Ceiling fans can create drafts that alter burner flame patterns. Altered burner patterns can cause sooting.

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 on heater.

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. When using optional hand-heldremote accessory,keepselectorswitch in OFF position to prevent children from turning on burners with remote.

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

Keep appliance area clear and freefromcombustiblematerials, gasoline and other flammable vapors and liquids.

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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 units 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 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 woodburning fireplace. Use only logs provided with 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 control area of fireplace.

7.To prevent creation of soot, follow instructions in Cleaning and Maintenance, page 25.

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

9.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 enough fresh air is not available.

See Air for Combustion and Ventilation, page 7. If fireplace keeps shutting off, see

Troubleshooting, page 26.

10.Do not run fireplace

where flammable liquids or vapors are used or stored

under dusty conditions

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

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

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

14.Turn fireplace off 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.To prevent performance problems in propane/LP units, do not use propane/LP fuel tanks of less than 100 lbs. capacity

(propane/LP units only).

17.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

Note: Where listed vented decorative logs are required, thermostat operation is not permitted.

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.

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PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION

 

Rear

Top Outer Casing

 

Top Louver

 

Burner

Log Set

Assembly

 

Fireplace

Hood

Remote

Front

 

Burner

 

Control

Base

 

 

 

 

Assembly

Screen

Figure 1 - Log Base Assembly

Assembly

 

 

Bottom Louver Assembly

Figure 2 - Fireplace

UNPACKING

CAUTION: Do not remove data plates attached to heater base assembly. The data plates contain important warranty and safety information.

1.With utility knife, cut carton all the way around above staples on bottom tray. Lift carton off of heater. Remove packing.

Note: Hood is located on top of fireplace in a carton.

2.Locate one screw above top left corner of fireplace screen. Remove and discard screw. Lift fireplace screen up and pull out to remove.

3.Remove protective packaging applied to logs, log base assembly and fireplace.

4.Check heater for any shipping damage. If heater is damaged call FMI PRODUCTS,

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

PRODUCT FEATURES

OPERATION

This vent-freefireplace is clean burning. It requires no outside venting.There is no heat loss out a vent or up a chimney. Heat is generated by both realistic flames and glowing embers. When used without blower, fireplace requires no electricity making it ideal for emergency backup heat.

SAFETY DEVICE

This fireplace has a pilot with an Oxygen

Depletion Sensing (ODS) safety shutoff system. ODS/pilot is a required feature for ventfree room heaters. ODS/pilot system shuts off fireplace if there is not enough fresh air.

IGNITION SYSTEM

This fireplace has an electronic ignitor to light heater fuel supply.

REMOTE CONTROL

This fireplace is equipped with a thermostat remote control. Remote can also be used manually. Use this remote to control temperature and flame height.

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LOCATING FIREBOX

PLANNING

Plan where you will install firebox. This will save time and money later when you install your firebox. Before installation, consider the following:

1.Where firebox will be located. Allow for wall and ceiling clearances (see Installation Clearances, page 10).

2.Everything needed to complete installation.

3.These models CANNOT be installed in a bedroom unless maximum Btu rating of installed vent-freelog set is less than

10,000 Btu/hr.

4.Proper air for combustion and ventilation (page 7).

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

Left Side View

Firebox Top View

Right Side View

Front View

Figure 3 - Firebox Dimensions

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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 cold air out and 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, fireboxes, clothes dryers and fuel burning appliances draw air from house 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 these three following ventilation classifications:

1.Unusually Tight Construction

2.Unconfined Space

3.Confined Space

The information on pages 7 through 9 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 water vapor retarder with a rating of one 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

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, you must provide additional fresh air. See Ventilation Air From Outdoors, page 9.

If your home does not meet all of the three criteria above, proceed to Determining Fresh-Air Flow for Heater Location, page 8.

Confined and Unconfined Space

The National Fuel Gas Code, ANSI Z223.1/

NFPA 54 defines 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.

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DETERMINING FRESH-AIRFLOW FOR HEATER LOCATION

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 heater 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 22 ft. (length) x 18 ft.

(width) x 8 ft. (ceiling height) = 3168 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.

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: 3168 cu. ft. (volume of space) x 20

= 63,360 (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:

 

40,000

 

Gas water heater

 

Btu/Hr

Vent-freefireplace

+

39,000

Btu/Hr

Total

=

79,000

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: 63,360 Btu/Hr (maximum the space can support)

79,000 Btu/Hr (actual amount of

Btu/Hr used)

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 adjoining room. If the extra space provides an unconfined space, remove door to adjoining room or add ventilation grills between rooms. See Ventilation Air From Inside Building, page 9.

B.Vent room directly to the outdoors. See

Ventilation Air From Outdoors,page 9.

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.

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.

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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 ceiling and one within 12" of floor on wall connecting two spaces (see options 1 and

2, Figure 4). You can also remove door into adjoining room (see option 3, Figure 3). Follow the National Fuel Gas Code, ANSI Z223.1/

NFPA 54, Air for Combustion and Ventilation for required size of ventilation grills or ducts.

 

Outlet

Ventilated

 

Attic

 

Air

 

 

Outlet

 

 

Air

 

To Attic

 

 

 

 

To

 

 

Crawl

Inlet

 

Space

 

 

Air

 

 

 

Inlet Air

Ventilated

 

Crawl Space

 

 

Figure 5 - Ventilation Air from Outdoors

 

 

12"

Ventilation

 

Ventilation Grills

Grills

 

Into

Or

Into Adjoining Room,

Adjoining

Option 2

Remove

Room,

 

Door into

 

Option 1

 

Adjoining

 

 

 

 

Room,

 

 

Option

 

 

3

 

 

 

12"

Figure 4 - Ventilation Air from Inside Building

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.

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:Aqualifiedservice person must install fireplace. Follow all local codes.

WARNING: Never install the fireplace

in a bedroom or bathroom

in a recreational vehicle

where curtains, furniture, clothing or other flammable objects are less than 36" from the top and 42" from front of heater.Forsideclearancessee Figure 6, page 10

in high traffic areas

in windy or drafty areas

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

Note: Your fireplace is designed to be used in zero clearance installations. Wall or framing material can be placed directly against any exterior surfaceontherear,sidesortopofyourfireplace, 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 dimensions shown for rough openings to create easiest installation. See Built-In Firebox Installation, page 11.

IMPORTANT: Vent-freeheaters add moisture to 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 7.

IMPORTANT: Make sure fireplace is level.

If fireplace is not level, log set will not work properly.

CHECK GAS TYPE

Use correct gas type (natural or propane/

LP) for your fireplace. If your gas supply is not correct, do not install fireplace. Call dealer where you bought fireplace for proper type fireplace.

WARNING:Thisapplianceis equipped for either natural gas or propane/LP gas but not both. Gas type is indicated on the ratingplate.Fieldconversionisnot permitted.

INSTALLATION CLEARANCES

WARNING: Maintain the minimum clearances. If you can, provide greater clearances from floor, ceiling and adjoining wall.

Carefully follow the instructions below. This will ensure safe installation.

Minimum Wall and Ceiling Clearances (see Figure 6)

A.Clearances from the side of the fireplace cabinet to any combustible material and wall should follow diagram in Figure 6.

Example: The face of a mantel, bookshelf, etc. is made of combustible material and protrudes 31/2" from the wall. This combustible material must be 4" from the side of the fireplace cabinet (see Figure 6).

B.Clearances from top of firebox opening to ceiling should not be less than 42".

C.When firebox is installed on carpeting or other combustible material, other than wood flooring, firebox should be installed on a metal or wood panel extending full width and depth of the enclosure.

D.Clearances from bottom of firebox to floor is 0".

These fireboxes can be installed as freestanding units against a wall with approved, optional cabinet mantels (see Accessories, page 31) or as abuilt-inunit. Clearances are the same for either installation method.

CAUTION: Do not install the firebox directly on carpet or vinyl.

Example

*

*Minimum 16" from Side Wall

Figure 6 - Minimum Clearance for Combustible to Wall

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