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Owner’s Manual

Installation and Operation

Models:

RUTHERFORD-50

Wood Burning Fireplace

NOTICE

DO NOT DISCARD THIS MANUAL

• Important operating •

Read, understand

• Leave this manual with

a n d m a i n t e n a n c e

and follow these

party responsible for

instructions included.

instructions for safe

use and operation.

 

i n s t a l l a t i o n a n d

 

 

operation.

 

DO DISCARDNOT

WARNING

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

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

Do not overfire. Overfiring will void your warranty.

Comply with all minimum clearances to combustibles as specified. Failure to comply may cause house fire.

Installation and service of this fireplace should be performed by qualified personnel. Hearth & Home Technologies suggests NFI certified or factory-trainedprofessionals, or technicians supervised by an

NFI certified professional.

WARNING

HOT SURFACES!

Screen/mesh, glass doors and other surfaces are hot during operation AND cool down.

Hot screen/mesh and glass doors will cause burns.

Do not touch screen/mesh or glass doors until cooled

NEVER allow children to touch screen/mesh or glass doors

Keep children away

CAREFULLY SUPERVISE children in same room as fireplace.

Alert children and adults to hazards of high temperatures.

High temperatures may ignite clothing or other flammable materials.

Keep clothing, furniture, draperies and other flammable materials away.

WARNING

Fire Risk

For use with solid wood fuel or decorative gas appliance only.

Do not install unvented gas logs.

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Read this manual before installing or operating this fireplace. Please retain this owner’s manual for future reference.

Congratulations!

Congratulations on selecting a Heat & Glo wood burning fireplace. The Heat & Glo fireplace you have selected is designed to provide the utmost in safety, reliability and efficiency.

As the owner of a new fireplace, you’ll want to read and carefully follow all of the instructions contained in this owner’s manual. Pay special attention to all cautions and warnings.

This owner’s manual should be retained for future reference. We suggest you keep it with your other important documents and product manuals.

The information contained in this owner’s manual unless noted otherwise, applies to all models and gas control systems.

Your new Heat & Glo wood burning fireplace will give you years of durable use and trouble-freeenjoyment. Welcome to the Heat & Glo family of fireplace products!

 

Homeowner Reference Information

We recommend that you record the following pertinent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

information about your fireplace:

 

 

Model Name:

 

 

Date purchased/installed:

 

 

 

Serial Number:

 

 

Location on fireplace:

 

 

 

Dealership purchased from:

 

 

Dealer phone:

 

 

 

Notes:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Listing Label Information/Location

The model information regarding your specific fireplace can be found on the rating plate located on the smoke shield of the fireplace.

Serial

Grate

Fireplace

Number

Model

 

FIREPLACE NO.

FIRE DAMAGE. REPLACE MODEL NO.

MODEL NO.

MFG. DATE

 

WARNING: RISK OF

 

 

 

GRATE WITH HEARTH & HOME

 

 

 

TECHNOLOGIES INC.

 

 

FIRECHAMBER INTENDED FOR USE WITH HEARTH & HOME TECHNOLOGIES INC. LISTED FIREPLACE PARTS. SEE INSTALLATION AND OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS FOR THIS MODEL. ONLY HEARTH & HOME TECHNOLOGIES INC. GLASS DOOR KITS CAN BE INSTALLED ON THIS UNIT.

FIREPLACE ALSO FOR USE

YES

 

NO

 

 

 

 

 

CLEARANCE TO

CHIMNEY

FIREBOX

 

 

IN.

 

IN MANUFACTURED HOMES

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMBUSTIBLES:

2 IN. MIN.

 

 

MIN.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FAN KIT

 

 

 

&

 

 

 

 

 

RATED AT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MODEL NO.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

115 VOLTS, 50/60 Hz.,

 

 

 

AMP.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DO NOT OVERFIRE. USE ONLY: SOLID WOOD FUEL OR

 

WARNING! THIS FIREPLACE HAS NOT BEEN TESTED WITH AN UNVENTED

 

 

 

LISTED DECORATIVE GAS APPLIANCE. DO NOT USE A

 

GAS LOG SET. TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR INJURY, DO NOT

 

FIREPLACE INSERT OR OTHER PRODUCTS NOT

 

INSTALL AN UNVENTED GAS LOG SET INTO FIREPLACE.

 

SPECIFIED FOR USE WITH THIS PRODUCT. IF DOORS

 

WARNING! THIS APPLIANCE IS NOT FOR USE AS COOKING EQUIPMENT.

 

ARE USED OPERATE FIREPLACE WITH DOORS FULLY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OPEN OR CLOSED ONLY. WHEN BURNING A

 

 

 

 

 

IF INSTALLATION OR OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS ARE MISSING

 

DECORATIVE GAS APPLIANCE IN THE FIREPLACE,

 

 

 

CONTACT: HEARTH & HOME TECHNOLOGIES INC.,

 

 

 

ADJUST DAMPER TO THE FULLY OPEN POSITION.

 

 

 

 

 

1915 W. SAUNDERS ST., MT. PLEASANT, IA 52641.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Safety Alert Key:

! DANGER! Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoidedwill result in death or serious injury.

WARNING! Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoidedcould result in death or serious injury.

CAUTION! Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in minor or moderate injury.

NOTICE: Indicates practices which may cause damage to the fireplace or to property.

Table of Contents

1 Listing and Code Approvals

A. Appliance Certification. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

B. Non-CombustibleMaterials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

C. Combustible Materials. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

User Guide

2 Operating Instructions

A. Your Fireplace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

B. Seasoned Wood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

C. Starting a Fire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

D. Grate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

E. Firescreen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

F. Flue Damper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

G. Outside Air. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

H. Molded Brick Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

I. Glass Doors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

J. Vented Gas Log Sets & Gas Log Lighters. . . . . . . . . . 8

K. Optional Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

L. Clear Space. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

M. Wood Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

3 Maintainance and Service

A. Disposal of Ashes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

B. Chimney Inspection/Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

C. Check Firebox Molded Brick Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

D. Inspect Grate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

E. Glass Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

4 Troubleshooting Guide

Installer Guide

5 Getting Started

A. Typical Fireplace System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 B. Design and Installation Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . 14 C. Draft. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 D. Negative Pressure. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 E. Locating your Fireplace & Chimney. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 F. Tools and Supplies Needed. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 G. Typical Fireplace Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 H. Inspect Fireplace and Components. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

6 Framing & Clearances

A. Select Fireplace Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 B. Clearances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 C. Sidewalls/Surrounds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 D. Frame the Fireplace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

7 Installation of Fireplace

A. Things to Consider . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 B. Position the Fireplace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 C. Place Protective Metal Hearth Strips. . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 D. Level Fireplace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 E. Install Outside Air Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

8 Chimney Assembly

A. Chimney Requirements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

B. Clearances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

C. Installation Notes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

D. Frame Openings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

E. Cut Roof Opening . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

F. Install Firestop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

G. Assemble Chimney Sections. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

H. Supplementary Support and Stabilizer . . . . . . . . . . . 26

I. Install Attic Insulation Shield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

J. Install Roof Radiation Shields . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

K. Finish Top . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

L. Enclosures. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

M. Offset Elbow Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

N. Chimney Termination Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

9 Chase Installations

A. Construct the Chase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

B. Install Fireplace & Chimney. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

C. Install Chase Top Flashing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

D. Install Termination Cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

10 Shrouds

A. Shroud Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

B. House Style Shroud. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

C. Arch / Mailbox Style Shroud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

D. Pyramid Style Shroud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

11 Installation of Molded Brick Panel

A. Install Hearth Molded Brick Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

B. Install Side Molded Brick Panel-Traditional . . . . . . . .35

C. Install Back Molded Brick Panel-Traditional . . . . . . .35

D. Install Side Molded Brick Panel-Herringbone . . . . . .36

E. Install Back Molded Brick Panel-Herringbone . . . . . .36

F. Install Mortar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

G. Install Screens. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

12 Finishing

A. Non-CombustibleMaterials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

B. Combustible Materials. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

C. Hearth Extension. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

D. Finishing Material . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

E. Combustible Mantel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42

F. Sidewalls/Surrounds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43

13 Accessories

A. Gas Log/Lighter Provision . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44

B. Wood Burning Inserts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44

14 Reference Materials

A. Fireplace Dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45

B. Fireplace Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46

C. Chimney Components. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

C. Service Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48

D. Contact Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52

Note: An arrow (¨) found in the text signifies change in content.

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WARRANTY

FOR HEAT & GLO FIREPLACES

The limited warranty will not become effective until you have mailed the completed warranty card to:

Hearth & Home Technologies Inc.

20802 Kensington Blvd., Lakeville, MN 55044.

This card must be mailed within 60 days of the fireplace installation.

Subject to the conditions set forth herein, HEARTH & HOME TECHNOLOGIES INC. (HHT) extends the following limited warranty with respect to your Heat & Glo fireplace, excluding accessories, chimney components and glass doors.

If HHT is satisfied that any part or portion of the fireplace covered by this warranty is defective in material or workmanship under normal use and service as described in the operating instructions, HHT will take the following actions:

1.Within the first five (5) years from the date of installation, HHT shall, at its option, replace or repair any such defect in material or workmanship, at HHT’s expense. HHT SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY OTHER LABOR COSTS, OR EXPENSES, INCLUDING INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.

2.During the sixth (6th) through the (10th) years after the date of installation, HHT shall supply replacement parts or parts at no charge, but SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LABOR, TRANSPORTATION, OR OTHER INDIRECT DAMAGES.

3.During the eleventh (11th) through the fifteenth (15th) years after date of installation, HHT will send to you, FOB its factory, replacement parts (if available) at the current minimum wholesale price, but HHT SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LABOR, TRANSPORTATION OR OTHER INDIRECT DAMAGES.

4.During the first six (6) months after installation, HHT shall, at its option, replace or repair the glass doors and any electrical components, if operation is faulty. (This does not include glass panels broken during shipment, misuse or careless handling.) After the first six (6) months, HHT will sell to you, FOB its factory, replacement parts at the current list price, but HHT SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LABOR, TRANSPORTATION OR OTHER INDIRECT DAMAGES. IF GLASS DOORS OTHER THAN FACTORY DOORS ARE USED ALL WARRANTY AND LIABILITY ON THE FIREPLACE IS VOIDED.

HHT may discharge its entire warranty liability by refunding the price of the product.

Products made by other manufacturers, sold with the fireplace or thereafter are not covered by this limited warranty.

This limited warranty will be void if the fireplace is not installed according to the installation instructions. The limited warranty also is void if the fireplace is not operated, at all times, according to the operating instructions furnished. The limited warranty will also be void if the fireplace is removed from the place originally installed.

EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT PROVIDED BY LAW, NO IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NO IMPLIED WARRANTIES SHALL APPLY TO THE FIREPLACE AFTER THE ABOVE LIMITED WARRANTY HAS EXPIRED.

In states that do not allow limitations on how long implied warranty lasts, or do not allow exclusion of indirect damages, those limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. You may also have additional rights not covered in this limited warranty.

HHT reserves the right to make changes at anytime, without notice, in design, material, specifications and prices and the right to discontinue styles and products.

Feb 2006

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1 Listing and Code Approvals

A.Appliance Certification

¨This fireplace system has been tested and listed in accordance with UL 127 standards by Underwriters Laboratories Inc. for installation and operation in the United States.

This fireplace has been tested and listed for use with the optional components specified in this manual. These optional components may be purchased separately and

installed at a later date. Installation of an outside air kit will require significant reconstruction and is best if installed at the time of fireplace installation.

Heat & Glo is a registered trademark of Hearth & Home Technologies Inc.

WARNING! Risk of Fire! Hearth & Home Technologies disclaims any responsibility for, and the warranty and agency listing will be voided by the above actions.

DO NOT:

install or operate damaged fireplace

modify fireplace

install other than as instructed by Hearth & Home Technologies

operate the fireplace without fully assembling all components

overfire

install an unvented gas log set

install any component not approved by Hearth & Home Technologies

install parts or components not Listed or approved

Improper installation, adjustment, alteration, service or maintenance can cause injury or property damage.

For assistance or additional information, consult a qualified installer, service agency or your dealer.

NOTICE: This fireplace is tested and approved as a decorative fireplace. It should not be factored as a primary heat source in residential heating calculations.

B. Non-CombustibleMaterials

Materials which will not ignite and burn, composed of any combination of the following:

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Steel

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Iron

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Brick

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Tile

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Concrete

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Slate

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Glass

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Plasters

Materials reported as passing ASTM E 136, Standard

Test Method for Behavior of Metals, in a Vertical Tube Furnace at 750° C

C. Combustible Materials

Materials made of or surfaced with any of the following materials:

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Wood

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Compressed paper

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Plant fibers

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Plastic

Any material that can ignite and burn; flame proofed or not, plastered or un-plastered

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User Guide

2 Operating Instructions

WARNING

HOT SURFACES!

Screen/mesh, glass doors and other surfaces are hot during operation AND cool down.

Hot screen/mesh and glass doors will cause burns.

DO NOT touch screen/mesh or glass doors until cooled

NEVER allow children to touch screen/mesh or glass doors

Keep children away

CAREFULLY SUPERVISE children in same room as fireplace.

Alert children and adults to hazards of high temperatures.

High temperatures may ignite clothing or other flammable materials.

Keep clothing, furniture, draperies and other flammable materials away.

If you expect that children may come into contact with this appliance, we recommend a barrier such as a decorative screen. See your dealer for suggestions.

WARNING! DO NOT operate fireplace before reading and understanding operating instructions. Failure to operate fireplace according to operating instructions could cause fire or injury.

A. Your Fireplace

Molded Brick Panel

Section 2.H.

 

Mantel

 

Grate

 

 

Section 2.D.

 

 

 

 

Gas Log Set

 

 

Gas Log Lighters

 

 

(not shown)

 

 

Section 2.J.

Wood Fuel

 

Firescreen

Section 2.M.

 

(not shown)

 

 

Section 2.E.

 

Hearth

Glass Doors

 

 

 

 

(not shown)

 

 

Section 2.I.

 

 

Clear Space

 

 

Section 2.L.

Outside Air Control Handles

Section 2.G. Turn handle to unlock, pull towards the inside of the fireplace to open.

Reverse steps to close & lock.

Flue Damper Section 2.F. UP to Open

DOWN to Close

Figure 2.1 General Operating Parts

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B. Seasoned Wood

Properly seasoned wood is important for successful operation of your fireplace. Most woodburning fireplace problems are caused by burning wet, unseasoned wood.

Seasoned firewood is wood that is cut to size, split and air dried to a moisture content of around 20%.

Imagine a wooden bucket that weighs about eight pounds. Fill it with a gallon of water, put it in the fireplace and try to burn it. This sounds ridiculous but that is exactly what you are doing if you burn unseasoned wood.

A tree cut down a year ago and not split is likely to have almost as high a moisture content now as it did when it was cut.

Please refer to Section 2.M. for more detail.

C. Starting a Fire

NOTICE: You must establish a good draft to prevent smoke spillage into the room.

WARNING! Risk of Fire! Keep combustible materials, gasoline and other flammable vapors and liquids clear of the fireplace.

DO NOT:

store flammable materials close to the fireplace

use gasoline, lantern fuel, kerosene, charcoal lighter fluid or similar liquids to start or “freshen up” a fire in this fireplace.

Keep all flammable liquids well away from the fireplace while it is in use. Combustible materials may ignite.

The first three or four fires should be of moderate size to allow the oils and binders to be burned from the fireplace and the molded brick panel, and paint to cure. You may notice an industrial odor the first few fires. This is considered normal.

Use well-seasonedwood (see Section 2.M.).

Open the flue damper to a fully open position.

Place crumpled or twisted paper under the fireplace grate.

Loosely arrange kindling or small pieces of wood to form a ‘tent’ on the fireplace grate.

Pre-warmthe flue to establish a draft to help reduce smoke spillage duringstart-up.Hold a rolled up piece of burning newspaper under the flue damper for a few moments.

Light the crumpled paper to ignite the kindling.

Add small pieces of wood until a hot bed of embers has been established.

Add a minimum of three average size pieces of split firewood, placed to allow combustion air and flames between them.

CAUTION! Odors and vapors released during initial operation may be irritating to sensitive individuals. Open windows for air circulation.

D. Grate

This fireplace is designed to be used with the grate supplied with this unit or one approved by HHT. The grate will deteriorate over time and will need occasional replacement.

WARNING! Risk of Fire! Use only thefactory-suppliedintegral grate.

Keeps logs in place.

Allows proper air circulation around the fire.

E. Firescreen

The firescreen is provided to control sparks. Keep it closed when the fireplace is in use.

WARNING! Risk of Fire or Burns!

Screen will not prevent burning materials from falling out.

Screen pulls or handles may be hot.

F. Flue Damper

Refer to Figure 2.1 for location of control.

Must be in fully open position (handle up toward the top of the fireplace) during operation of the fireplace.

Before lighting the fireplace, verify fully open position by looking up from the inside of the fireplace.

WARNING! Risk of Fire and Asphyxiation! Open damper prior to operating fireplace. A closed damper overfires the fireplace and will cause smoke and flames to spill into the room.

G. Outside Air

Refer to Figure 2.1 for location of controls.

Outside air doors should be in the fully opened position during operation of the fireplace.

Before lighting the fireplace, turn both handles & pull out to open. Reverse steps to close and lock.

H.Molded Brick Panel

The molded brick panel is shipped separately, but required to contain heat and provide an attractive interior.

It will deteriorate over time and will need occasional replacement. Small hairline cracks and discoloration are normal and do not affect its safety.

Cracks in the mortar may occur and do not affect the safety of the unit. If mortar falls out of the joints and metal is exposed, replace or patch the mortar.

(See Molded Brick Panel Maintenance, Section 3.C.)

WARNING! Risk of Fire! DO NOT burn fireplace without molded brick panel. Use only molded brick panel supplied by Hearth & Home Technologies, Inc.

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I. Glass Doors

Glass and screen doors are optional.

Refer to Figure 2.2 for proper use.

WARNING! Risk of Fire! Install ONLY doors approved by Hearth & Home Technologies, Inc.

WARNING! Risk of Fire and Smoke! Fireplaces equipped with doors should be operated only with doors fully open or doors fully closed. If doors are left partly open, gas and flame may be drawn out of the fireplace opening.

J.Vented Gas Log Sets & Gas Log Lighters

Optional

Vented gas logs or gas log lighters can be installed in this fireplace. Follow the instructions provided with the accessory for operation.

WARNING! Risk of Fire or Asphyxiation!

DO NOT install unvented gas logs.

Damper must be locked open.

Gas flame may generate fumes.

FULLY OPEN

PARTLY OPEN

CORRECT

INCORRECT

FULLY CLOSED

PARTLY CLOSED

CORRECT

INCORRECT

Figure 2.2 Operating Positions of Bi-foldDoors

K. Optional Components

Other options may be available

Consult your dealer/distributor

WARNING! Risk of Fire! DO NOT install and or use any component not approved by Hearth & Home Technologies Inc.

L. Clear Space

WARNING! DO NOT place combustible objects in front of the fireplace. High temperatures may ignite clothing, furniture or draperies.

DO NOT place combustible objects within 4 ft (1.2 m) of the front of fireplace. See Figure 2.3.

Mantel - avoid placing candles and other heat-sensitiveobjects on mantel or hearth. Heat may damage these objects.

48 in. (121.9 cm) Clear Space Front of Fireplace

24 in. (61.0 cm) Clear Space

Sides of Fireplace Opening

Figure 2.3 Clear Space

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M. Wood Fuel

Hardwood vs Softwood

Your fireplace performance depends on the quality of the firewood you use.

Seasoned wood contains about 8,000 BTUs per pound .

Hard woods are more dense than soft woods.

Hard woods contain 60% more BTUs than soft woods.

Hard woods require more time to season, burn slower and are harder to ignite.

Soft woods require less time to dry, burn faster and are easier to ignite.

Start the fire with soft wood to bring the fireplace up to operating temperature and to establish draft.

Add hard wood for slow, even heat and longer burn time.

Soft woods

Hard woods

Douglas Fir

Oak

Pine

Maple

Spruce

Apple

Cedar

Birch

Poplar

 

 

Aspen

 

 

Alder

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moisture

WARNING! Risk of Fire!

DO NOT burn wet or green wood.

Wet, unseasoned wood can cause accumulation of creosote.

The majority of the problems fireplace owners experience are caused by trying to burn wet, unseasoned wood.

Wet, unseasoned wood requires energy to evaporate the water instead of heating your home, and

Evaporating moisture cools your chimney, accelerating formation of creosote.

Seasoned Wood

Cut logs to size

Split to 6 in. (152 mm) or less

Air dry to a moisture content of around 20%

-Soft wood - about nine months

-Hard wood - about eighteen months

NOTICE: Seasoning time may vary depending on drying conditions.

Storing Wood

Steps to ensure properly seasoned wood:

Stack wood to allow air to circulate freely around and through woodpile.

Elevate wood pile off ground to allow air circulation underneath.

Smaller pieces of wood dry faster. Any piece over 6 in. (152 mm) in diameter should be split.

Wood (whole or split) should be stacked so both ends of each peice are exposed to air. More drying occurs through the cut ends than the sides.

Store wood under cover to prevent water absorbtion from rain or snow. Avoid covering the sides and ends completely.

WARNING! Fire Risk! DO NOT store wood:

in front of the fireplace.

in space required for loading or ash removal.

Processed Solid Fuel Firelogs

Manufactured firelogs may be used with this fireplace. Hearth & Home Technologies Inc. recommends the use of UL Classified processed fuel firelogs. Follow the manufacturer’s lighting and safety instructions.

Using firelogs may require more frequent chimney inspection and cleaning.

Do not poke or stir the logs while they are burning. Use only firelogs that have been evaluated for the application in manufactured fireplaces and refer to firelog warnings and caution markings on packaging prior to use.

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3 Maintainance and Service

A. Disposal of Ashes

Frequency: When they reach bottom of grateBy: Homeowner

WARNING! Risk of Fire! Ashes could contain hot embers.

Place ashes in a metal container with a tight-fittinglid.

The closed container should be placed on a noncombustible floor or on the ground, well away from all combustible materials, pending final disposal.

If the ashes are disposed of by burial in soil or otherwise locally dispersed, they should be retained in the closed container until all cinders have thoroughly cooled.

B. Chimney Inspection/Cleaning

Frequency: At least twice a year during heating season or as recommended by a certified chimney sweep

By: Certified chimney sweep

WARNING! Risk of Fire! Ignited creosote is extremely HOT. Prevent creosote buildup.

Refer to Figure 3.1 to remove/reinstall termination caps.

Creosote - Formation and Need for Removal

When wood is burned slowly, it produces tar and other organic vapors, which combine with expelled moisture to form creosote. The creosote vapors condense in the relatively cool chimney flue of a slow-burningfire. As a result, creosote residue accumulates on the flue lining. When ignited this creosote makes an extremely hot fire.

WARNING! Risk of Fire! A chimney fire can permanently damage your chimney system and nearby structures.

In the event of a chimney fire, Hearth & Home Technologies Inc. recommends

replacement of the chimney, and

inspection of the adjacent structure to the provisions of NFPA Level III inspection criteria

The chimney shall be inspected at least twice a year during the heating season to determine when a creosote buildup has occurred.

When creosote has accumulated it shall be removed to reduce the risk of a chimney fire.

Remove 8 screws (9 for King), lift top cover.

Cap Top

(Be sure holes in cap top and cap base are aligned.)

Cap Base

European Copper Series

Termination Cap (CT-Kingshown)

Remove 4 screws & lift off top.

14DCA-VC

Termination Cap

Figure 3.1 Chimney & Termination Cap Cleaning

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