Desa N15A, HD30, HD15A, 000BTUSPC-30R, 000-15 User Manual

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Owner’s Manual
Two burner
Tank Top
shown
MODELS
SPC-15R, HD15A, N15A, AND TT15A
10,000-15,000 BTU
SPC-30R, HD30, AND TT30
10,000-30,000 BTU
FOR YOUR SAFETY
If you smell gas:
2. Extinguish any open flame.
WARNING
CARBON MONOXIDE HAZARD This appliance can produce carbon mon­oxide which has no odor.
Using it in an enclosed space can kill you. Never use this appliance in an enclosed
space such as a camper, tent, car, or home.
Save this manual for future reference.
For more information, visit www.desatech.com
FOR YOUR SAFETY Do not store or use gaso­line or other flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity of this or any other appliance.
IMPORTANT: Read and understand this manual before assembling, starting or servicing heater. Improper use of heater can cause serious injury. Keep this manual for future reference.
GENERAL HAZARD WARNING:
Failure to comply with the precautions and instructions provided with this heater, can result in death, serious bodily injury and property loss or damage from hazards of fire, explosion, burn, asphyxiation, carbon monoxide poisoning, and/or electrical shock.
Only persons who can understand and follow the instruc­tions should use or service this heater.
If you need assistance or heater information such as an in­structions manual, labels, etc. contact the manufacturer.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Specifications ...................................................... 2
Safety Information ............................................... 3
Assembly Instructions ......................................... 4
Operating Instructions ......................................... 5
Maintenance and Storage ................................... 6
Servicing .............................................................. 7
Technical Service ................................................
Replacement Parts .............................................. 7
Illustrated Parts Breakdown and Parts List ......... 8
Warranty and Repair Service ............................ 10
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SPECIFICATIONS

15,000 Btu 30,000 Btu
Type of Gas: Propane/LP Only Propane/LP Only Gas Supply Pressure to regulator
Maximum Bottle Pressure Bottle Pressure Minimum 20 psi (1.37 bar) 20 psi (1.37 bar)
Gas Supply Pressure 10 - 18 psi 10 - 18 psi Regulator out (.68 bar - 1.2 bar) (.68 bar - 1.2 bar)
Minimum Ambient Temp. Rating 0°F (-17.8°C) 0°F (-17.8°C) Rating 10,000 - 15,000 Btu/hr 10,000 - 30,000 Btu/hr
(3.0 - 4.4 kW) (3.0 - 8.8 kW) Ignition Match Light Piezo Ignition Fuel Consumption per 20 lb. Cylinder 36 hours 18 hours
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SAFETY INFORMATION

WARNING: This product con­tains and/or generates chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer or birth defects, or other reproductive harm.
WARNING: Not for home or recreational vehicle use.
WARNING: Fire, burn, inhala­tion, and explosion hazard. Keep solid combustibles, such as build­ing materials, paper or cardboard, a safe distance away from the heater as recommended by the instructions. Never use the heater in spaces which do or may contain volatile or airborne combustibles, or products such as gasoline, sol­vents, paint thinner, dust particles or unknown chemicals.
ASPHYXIATION HAZARD
• Do not use this heater for heating human living quarters.
• Do not use in unventilated areas.
• The flow of combustion and ventilation air must not be obstructed.
• Proper ventilation air must be provided to support the combustion air require ments of the heater being used.
• Refer to the specification section of the heater’s manual, heater data plate, or contact DESA Heating Products to determine combustion air ventilation requirements of the heater.
• Lack of proper ventilation air will lead to improper combustion.
• Improper combustion can lead to car bon monoxide poisoning leading to serious injury or death. Symptom of carbon monoxide poisoning can include headaches dizziness and difficulty in breathing.
1. Keep children and animals away from heater.
2. Never operate heater while sleeping or unat tended.
3. Check the heater thoroughly for damage. Do not operate a damaged heater.
4. Do not modify the heater or operate a heater which has been modified from its original condition.
5. Use only propane/LP gas.
6. Use only vapor withdrawal propane/LP supply. If there is any question about vapor withdrawal, ask your propane/LP dealer.
7. For outdoor use only. Area must be well ven tilated. Provide minimum openings of 1 sq ft (.093m²) near the floor and 1 sq ft. (.093m²) near the ceiling. Do not use inside house, camper, tent, vehicle, or any type of unvented or enclosed area.
8. Do not use heater in basement or below ground level.
9. Before connecting heater to the propane/LP tank, make sure the heater regulator knob is in the "OFF" position. Always connect and light heater in areas free of open flames.
10. Mount the propane/LP cylinders vertically (shutoff valve up). Secure them from falling or being knocked over and protect them from damage.
11. IMPORTANT: Use only the hose and regulator assembly provided with the dual burner tank top heater. Inspect the hose assembly before each use. If there is excessive abrasion or wear, or hose is cut, replace with hose assembly listed on parts list before using heater. The hose and regulator must be protected from damage.
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12. The heater burner must be at least 2 ft. (.61m) above the floor. Always attach to propane/LP tank in an upright position. Never operate a heater on its side or attach to propane/LP tank in a horizontal position. This could lead to dangerous flare-ups or fire. Do not direct heat toward propane/LP cylinders.
13.
Maintain minimum clearance from nor­mal combustible materials (like paper)
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as follows: Sides - 3 ft. (.91m); Front - 5 ft. (1.5m). Locate 10 ft. (3m) from canvas or plastic tarpaulins or similar cover­ings and secure them to prevent flapping or movement due to wind action.
14. If at any time gas odor is detected, IMME DIATELY DISCONTINUE operation until the source of gas has been located and cor­rected.
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15. Install the heater such that it is not directly exposed to water spray, rain, dripping water and/or wind.
16. Operate only on a stable, level surface.
17. Due to the high surface and exhaust tempera tures, adults and children must observe clear ances to avoid burns or clothing ignition.
18. Do not move, handle or service while hot or burning. Do not attach or remove a hot or operating heater from the propane/LP tank.
19.
Before each use, check heater for leaks. Never use an open flame to check for leaks. Apply a mixture of liquid soap and water to all joints. Bubbles forming show a leak. Correct all leaks.
20. Keep all connections and fittings clean. Make sure propane/LP tank valve is clean. Check "O" ring on heater inlet fuel valve connector for damage before each use. Replace if worn or damaged.
21. Use only in accordance with local codes or, in the absence of local codes, with the Standard
for the Storage and Handling of Liquefied Pe troleum Gases ANSI/NFPA 58 and CSA B149.1, Natural Gas and Propane Installation Code.
ASSEMBLY
INSTRUCTIONS
30,000 BTU MODELS ONLY
1. Inspect the heater components for possible shipping damage. If any is found, immediately notify the dealer. Check to make sure that all components are included with your heater (see pages 8 and 9).
2. Insert the piezo ignitor into the bracket on the burner support bracket as shown in Figure 1. Tighten the piezo mounting nut. Do not over tighten the nut.
3. Connect the burner hoses together as shown in Figure 2. Wrench tighten to insure leak tight connection.
4. Mount the burner assembly onto the support arm using the burner head mounting brackets and brass screws as shown in Figure 3. Place side of bracket into the slot on support arm. Secure with screw. Make certain that the air holes on the sides of the burner tube are not blocked. Securely tighten the burners into place.
5. Attach the electrode wires to the piezo ignitor as shown in Figure 4.
Piezo Ignitor
Piezo
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Mounting Nut
Burner Support Bracket
Figure 1 - Installing Piezo Ignitor
Figure 2 - Attaching Burner Hoses to
Brass Screw
Figure 3 - Attaching Burner Head
Assembly to Support Arm
Figure 4 - Attaching Electrode Wires to
Regulator
Burner Head Assembly
Slot
Air Hole
Burner Head Mounting Bracket
Piezo Ignitor
Electrode Wires
Piezo Ignitor
Support Arm
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OPERATING
INSTRUCTIONS
1. Check heater for damage. If heater is damaged, promptly inform dealer where you bought heater.
2. Follow all of the safety and operating pre cautions.
3. Check the "O" ring on the POL before each use. Replace the "O" ring if there is any sign of wear or damage.
4. Make sure heater regulator knob is in the "OFF" position.
5. 30,000 Btu Models Only Attach the heater to the guard on the propane/LP cylinder with the support arm on the inside of the guard and bolts through two holes in the guard (see Figure 5). Tighten the support arm bracket into place us ing the wing nuts provided.
6. For All Models Connect the POL fitting at regulator to the propane/LP cylinder by rotating the POL nut counter clockwise into the propane/LP cylinder's valve outlet and securely tighten with a wrench.
WARNING: Attach heater in upright position. Never attach heater in a horizontal position. This could lead to dangerous flare-ups or fire.
7. Securely tighten all gas connections.
8. Open the cylinder's gas valve and check all connections for leaks. Apply mixture of liquid soap and water to gas joints. Bubbles forming show a leak that must be corrected. DO NOT USE A FLAME.
Support Arm Bracket
Bolt
Support Arm
TO START HEATER
WARNING: When lighting the heater DO NOT look over top of heater (reflector). Stand to the side of the heater during
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ignition. Do not stand or have any part of your body in front of the heater.
WARNING: MAKE SURE THERE IS NO OPEN FLAME IN THE AREA. Fully open the valve on the propane/LP cylinder.
Read all lighting instructions before attempting
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to ignite heater.
1. Turn the heater regulator knob counterclock wise to the "HI" position.
2. Repeatedly push and release the piezo ignitor (dual burner), or place a lighted match near the face of the heating element (mesh screen) of the burner you are lighting, using the hole located on the side of the reflector. See Figure 6.
CAUTION: Do not light at the
orifice.
3. Depress the red button on the safety valve admitting gas to the burner (see Figure 6).
WARNING: Do not depress red valve button before repeatedly activating the piezo or inserting match.
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Regulator
Figure 5 - Attaching Support Arm and
Regulator to Propane/LP Tank
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Red Button on Safety Valve
Figure 6 - Lighting Heater With a Match
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4. When the gas on the face of the mesh screen lights, continue to hold the valve button de pressed for 30 seconds, then release.
5. If flame goes out, wait 5 minutes and repeat the lighting procedure.
6. If heater will not light after repeated tries, do not attempt to repair heater. Return heater to nearest authorized service center or to manu facturer of this product.
7. For dual burner models, repeat steps 1 through 4 to ignite the other burner.
8. After both burners or single burner, are lit, turn the heater regulator knob to the desired heat setting (LOW, MED, HI).
TO STOP HEATER
1. Securely close valve on the propane/LP cylinder.
2. Turn the heater regulator knob to the "OFF" position. Wait 15 minutes for the heater to cool down before handling heater.
3. Always remove the heater from the propane/ LP tank after each use. Do not store the heater while attached to propane/LP tank. Remove the heater from the propane/LP tank by turn ing the fuel connector nut clockwise. Always store propane/LP tank outdoors. Never store propane/LP tank in an enclosed area.
TO RESTART HEATER
1. Securely close valve at propane/LP cylinder.
2. Wait 5 minutes.
3. Restart following To Start Heater procedure, page 5.
MAINTENANCE AND
STORAGE
1. Inspect heater before each use. Check connec­tions for leaks. Apply mixture of liquid soap
­and water to connections. Bubbles forming show a leak that must be corrected. Correct all leaks at once. Have heater inspected at least annually by a qualified service person.
2. Before each use, check the soft "O" ring seat at the bullnose of the POL fitting. If the "O"
­ring is cut, scuffed, or otherwise damaged,
replace it with part number 6681.
3. Inspect hose/regulator assembly before each use. If hose is highly worn or cut, replace.
3. Turn off the gas at the propane/LP gas supply cylinder when the heater is not in use.
4. When the heater is to be stored, the connection between the propane/LP gas supply cylinder and the heater must be disconnected and the cylinder removed from the heater and stored out of doors and in accordance with Chapter 5 of the standard for Storage and Handling of
Liquefied Petroleum Gases ANSI/NFPA 58
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SERVICING

A hazardous condition may result if a heater is used that has been modified or is not functioning properly. When the heater is working properly:
The emmitter screen is glowing bright orang-red.
• There are no flames above the burner.
• The flame is burning on the surface of the screen and not inside the burner (flashback).
• There is no strong disagreeable odor, eye burn ing or other physical discomfort.
• There is no smoke or soot internal or external to the heater.
• There are no unplanned or unexplained shut downs of the heater.
The parts lists and exploded view show the heater as it was constructed. Do not use a heater which is different from that shown. In this regard, use only the hose, regulator and cylinder connection fitting (called a POL fitting) supplied with the heater. IMPORTANT: For this heater, the regulator must be set as shown in Specifications, page 2. If there is any uncertainty about the regulator setting, have it checked.

TECHNICAL SERVICE

A heater which is not working right must be re­paired, but only by a trained, experienced service person. To find the service center closest to you, or if you have further questions about this heater, contact DESA Heating Productsʼ Technical Service Department at 1-866-672-6040. When calling, please have your model and serial numbers of your heater ready.
You can also visit DESA Heating Productsʼ Techni cal Service web site at www.desatech.com. You may also obtain in-warranty or out-of-war
ranty service by taking the product to your local service center.

REPLACEMENT PARTS

WARNING: Use only original replacement parts. This heater must use design-specific parts. Do not substitute or use generic parts. Improper replacement parts could cause serious or fa-
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tal injuries. This will also protect your warranty coverage for parts replaced under warranty.
PARTS UNDER WARRANTY
Contact authorized dealers of this product. If they canʼt supply original replacement part(s), either contact your nearest Parts Central or call DESA Heating Productsʼ Technical Service Department at 1-866-672-6040.
When calling DESA Heating Products, have ready
• your name
• your address
• model number of your heater
• how heater was malfunctioning
• purchase date
PARTS NOT UNDER WARRANTY
Contact authorized dealers of this product. If they canʼt supply original replacement part(s), either contact your nearest Parts Central (listed in Authorized Service Center booklet) or call DESA Heating Products at 1-866-672-6040 for referral information.
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When calling DESA Heating Products, have ready
• model number of your heater
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• the replacement part number
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MODELS
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SPC-30R, HD30, TT30
ILLUSTRATED PARTS BREAKDOWN
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PARTS LIST
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This list contains replaceable parts used in your heater. When ordering parts, follow the instructions listed under Replacement Parts on page 6 of this manual.
KEY PART NUMBER NO. 15,000 Btu 30,000 Btu DESCRIPTION QTY.
1 114092-01 114092-01 Burner Head Assembly 1-2 2 100939-01 100939-01 Grille 1-2
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3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 LPA2025 LPA2025 POL Excess Flow/Regulator 2-1 13 114100-01 114100-01 Thermocouple 1-2 14 100898-01 100898-01 Thermocouple Nut 2-4 15 114094-02 Electrode Assembly (Flat) 1
114091-01 114091-03 Instruction Hang Tag (English) 1 114091-02 114091-04 Instruction Hang Tag (Spanish) 1 114091-05 114091-06 Instruction Hang Tag (French) 1 LPA5050 LPA5050 Replacement Screen Assembly 1-2
097159-05 Piezo Ignitor 1
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102334-01 Nut, Piezo 1
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114095-01 Support Arm 1
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114099-01 Burner Head Mounting Bracket 2
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114145-01 Brass Screw 2
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114093-01 Hose Assembly 2
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114096-01 Support Arm Bracket 1
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114098-01 Fitting 1
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114097-01 Fitting 1
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114094-01 Electrode Assembly (Round) 1
PARTS AVAILABLE - NOT SHOWN
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WARRANTY AND REPAIR SERVICE

KEEP THIS WARRANTY
Model
Serial No.
Date of Purchase
Propane/LP Infra-Red Tank Top Heater
Limited Warranty
DESA Heating Products warrants this product and any parts thereof, to be free from defects in material and workmanship for one year from the date of first purchase, provided that the product has been properly installed, operated, and maintained in accordance with all applicable instructions. To make a claim under this warranty, the bill of sale or proof of purchase must be presented.
This warranty is extended only to the original retail purchaser. This warranty covers only the cost of parts required to restore this heater to proper operating condition. Warranty parts must be obtained through authorized dealers of this product and/or DESA Heating Products who will provide original factory replacement parts. Failure to use original factory replacement parts voids this warranty. The heater must be used in accordance with all local codes and instructions furnished with the unit.
This warranty does not apply to parts that are not in original condition because of normal wear and tear, or parts that fail or become damaged as a result of misuse, accidents, lack of proper maintenance, alteration, tampering, contaminated fuels, or defects caused by improper installation. Travel, transportation and incidental costs associated with warranty repair are not reimbursable under this warranty and are the responsibility of the owner.
To the full extent allowed by the law of the jurisdiction that governs the sale of the product: This express war ranty excludes any and all other expressed warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose to ONE YEAR from the date of first purchase: and DESA HEATING PRODUCTSʼ liability is hereby limited to the purchase price of the product and DESA HEATING PRODUCTS shall not be liable for any other damages whatsoever including indirect, incidental or consequential damages.
Some states do not allow a limitation on how long an implied warranty lasts or an exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation on implied warranties, or exclusion or limitation on damages may not apply to you.
This warranty provides the original retail purchaser with specific legal rights. For specific information regarding those rights, please consult the applicable state laws.
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