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TOPAZ

DIRECT VENT ROOM HEATER

Owner’s Manual

R

Tested and

O-T L

Portland

Listed by

Oregon USA

 

C

US

OMNI-Test Laboratories, Inc.

Installation and Operation

Model:

839-1290

839-1320

839-1340 TOPAZ-D-CSB

Quartet Front

Solitaire Front

CAUTION

DO NOT DISCARD THIS MANUAL

• Important operating and •

Read, understand and

• Leave this manual with

maintenance instructions

follow these instructions

party responsible for use

included.

for safe installation and

and operation.

 

operation.

 

DO DISCARDNOT

WARNING: If the information in these instructions is not followed exactly, a fire or explosion 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.

What to do if you smell gas

-Do not try to light any appliance.

Do not touch any electrical switch. Do not use any phone in your building.

-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.

Installation and service must be performed by a qualified installer, service agency, or the gas supplier.

This appliance may be installed as an OEM installation in manufactured home (USA only) or mobile home and must be installed in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions and the manufactured home construction and safety standard,

Title 24 CFR, Part 3280 or Standard for Installation in Mobile Homes, CAN/CSA Z240MH.

This appliance is only for use with the type(s) of gas indicated on the rating plate.

WARNING

HOT SURFACES!

Glass and other surfaces are hot during operation AND cool down.

Hot glass will cause burns.

Do not touch glass until it is cooled

NEVER allow children to touch glass

Keep children away

CAREFULLY SUPERVISE children in the same room as appliance

Alert children and adults to hazards of high temperatures

High temperatures may ignite clothing or other flammable materials.

Keep clothing, furniture, draperies and other combustibles away.

In the Commonwealth of Massachusetts:

installation must be performed by a licensed plumber or gas fitter.

See Table of Contents for additional Commonwealth of Massachusetts requirements.

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

Quadra-Fire • Topaz • 7009-113 Rev. J • 12/11

and Welcome to the Quadra-Fire Family!

Hearth & Home Technologies welcomes you to our tradition of excellence! In choosing a Quadra-Fire appliance, you have our assurance of commitment to quality, durability, and performance.

This commitment begins with our research of the market, including ‘Voice of the Customer’ contacts, ensuring we make products that will satisfy your needs. Our Research and Development facility then employs the world’s most advanced technology to achieve the optimum operation

of our stoves, inserts and fireplaces. And yet we are oldfashioned when it comes to craftsmanship. Each appliance is meticulously fabricated and gold and nickel surfaces are hand-finished for lasting beauty and enjoyment. Our pledge to quality is completed as each model undergoes a quality control inspection.

We wish you and your family many years of enjoyment in the warmth and comfort of your hearth appliance. Thank you for choosing Quadra-Fire.

SAMPLE OF SERIAL NUMBER / SAFETY LABEL LOCATION: HANGING ON A CHAIN ON BACK OF APPLIANCE

 

 

Portland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SERIAL NO.

 

 

 

 

MODEL / MODÈLE: TOPAZ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1445 North HIghway

 

 

 

 

VENTED GAS FIREPLACE HEATER FOURNAISE AU GAZ AVEC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Colville, WA 99114

 

 

Report No. / Rapport Numéro

VENTILATION. NOT FOR USE WITH SOLID FUEL / NE PAS UTILISER

 

 

 

www.quadrafire.com

 

 

061-S-19B-5

 

 

AVEC LE COMBUSTIBLE SOLIDE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

APPROVED FOR CANADA AND USA TO:

 

 

 

 

APPROUVÉ POUR LE CANADA ET LES ÉTATS-UNIS:

 

 

ANSI Z21.88a-2000 / CSA 2.33a-M-00 Vented Gas Fireplace Heaters, and

 

ANSI Z21.88a-2000 / CSA 2.33a-M-00 Fournaises au Gaz avec Ventilation,

 

 

applicable sections of UL307b Gas Burning Heating Appliances for

 

et les sections applicable de UL 307b Appareils de Chauffage Au Gaz pour

 

 

Manufactured Homes and Recreational Vehicles, CAN/CGA 2.17-M91

 

les Maisons Mobiles et les Véhicules Motorisés, CAN/CGA 2.17-M91 “Gas

 

 

“Gas Fired Appliances for use at High Altitudes.” This appliance is

 

Fired Appliances for use at High Altitudes”.

 

 

manufactured for operation with Natural Gas.

 

 

 

Cet appareil est manufacturé pour l’opération avec le Gaz Naturel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FAN TYPE VENTED CIRCULATOR / VENTILATEUR CIRCULATOIRE

 

Thermal Efficiency / Efficacité Thermique*

85% NG (blower on / avec ventilateur allumé)

 

 

 

Blower Electrical Rating / Évaluation du Ventilateur Électrique:

 

 

 

 

 

 

85% LP (blower on / avec ventilateur allumé)

 

 

 

 

 

 

* With Maximum horizontal length. / Avec longueur horizontale maximum.

 

 

 

115 V., 1.5 Amps, 60 Hz, 150 Watts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P.4.1-02 Canada Minimum pipe (P.4.1-02 Le canada tuyau minimum) 62.98% NG / 64.14% LP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For use with Natural Gas

For use with Propane

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top Vent/Rear Vent:

 

Usage au Gaz Naturel

Usage au Gaz Propane

Bouche Supérieure/Conduit postérieur:

 

 

0-2000’

 

0-2000’

Input Rate on “HI” (BTU/Hr)

 

 

39,500

38,000

Puissance Évaluée à “HI” (BTU/Hr)

Input Rate on “LO” (BTU/Hr)

 

 

26,500

30,500

Puissance Évaluée à “LO” (BTU/Hr)

Maximum Output (BTU/Hr)**

 

 

33,600

32,500

Puissance Maximum (BTU/Hr)**

Main Burner Orifice (DMS)

 

 

.125”

 

.073” (49DMS)

Orifice du Brûleur Principal

Minimum Inlet Pressure (Inches W.C.)

4.5“

 

 

11“

Pression Minimum de la Valve (pouces W.C.)

Maximum Inlet Pressure (Inches W.C.)

7.0”

 

 

14”

 

E

 

 

 

ression Maximum de la Valve (pouces W.C.)

Manifold Pressure on “HI” (Inches W.C.)

3.5”

 

 

10”

 

ression du Collecteur d’ Échappement à “HI” (pouces W.C.)

**Max Venting, Blower On

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

** Ventilation Maximum, Ventilateur Allumé

This appliance equipped only for altitudes 0-2000’ (0-610m) in USA; and in Canada for altitudesLof 0-4500’ (0-1370m). In USA for Altitudes above 2000’, the vent

configuration, orifice, or combination of both may need to be changed. See Owner’s Manual for information on making these changes.

This appliance must be installed in accordance with local codes, if any (and CommonwealthPof Massachusetts approved); if none, follow National Fuel Gas Code ANSI Z223.1, or Canadian Installation Codes, CAN/CGA-B149 in Canada. Install and use only in accordance with manufacturer’s installation and operating instructions.NOTE: Have the gas supply line installed in accordance with local building codes by a qualified installer approved and/or licensed as required by the locality. (In the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, installation must be performed by a licensed plumber or gas fitter.)

Cet appareil est équipé pour les altitudes de 0-2000’ (0-610m) aux États-Unis; et au Canada pour les altitudes de 0-4500’ (0-1370m). Pour les altitudes au dessus de 2000’ aux États-Unis, la configuration du ventilateur, son orifice ou les deux peuvent possiblement avoir à être changé. Voyez le manuel du propriétaire pour les informations sur ces changements. Cet appareil doit être installé en accord avec les codes locaux, s’il-y-a lieu (et approuvé par dans la République de Massachusetts); sinon lisez au National Fuel Gas Code ANSI Z223.1, ou aux code courant d'installation Installez et utilisez en accords avec les instructions d’installation et d’opération du manufacturier. REMARQUE: Le conduit gaz doit être installé conformément aux codes de construction locaux. L'installation doit être effectuée par un technicien qualifeé et/ou muni d'une licence de manière à respecter les règlements municipaux. (Dans la République de Massachusetts, l'installation doit être effectuée par un plombier ou un installateur d'appareils à gaz agrée.)

This appliance must be installed in accordance with the current Standard C N/CSA Z240 MH, Mobile Housing or with Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standard,

Title 24 CFR, Part 3280, or when such standard is not applicable,

NSI/NCSBCS A225.1/NFPA 501A, Manufactured Home Installation Standard.

WARNING: Do not operate the appliance until all sections have beenMassembled and installed in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.

Installer l'appareil selon la norme CAN/C -Z240,

érie MM, Maisons mobiles ou la norme 24 CFR Part 3280, Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standard. Si ces

normes ne sont pas pertinentes, utilisez la norme

N I/NC BCS

225.1/NFPA 501A, Manufactured Home Installations Standard.

AVERTISSEMENT: Ne pas utiliser l'appareil tant que toutes les sections n'ont pas ete assemblees et installees selon les instructions du fabricant.

This appliance must be properly connected to a venting system in accordance with the manufacturer's installation instructions.

Cet apprareil doit être correctement raccordé àAun système d'évacuation, conformément aux instructions du fabricant

 

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S

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

G

 

 

 

C

 

 

 

A

A

 

B

D

 

 

 

E

 

A

A

C

 

A.

Side of stove top to side wall

6.5" (152 mm)

 

 

Du coté du poêle au

coté

du mur

B.

Rear of stove top to back wall

6" (100 mm)

 

 

Le contrôle arrière au mur arrière

C.

Corner of stove top to side wall

1" (152 mm)

 

 

Du Coin du poêle du mur

D.

Minimum Alcove Height

54" (1372 mm)

Hauteur minimum du plancher au plafond

E.

Maximum Alcove Depth

36" (914 mm)

 

 

Profondeur maximale de l'alcôve

F.

Minimum Alcove Width

40"(915 mm)

 

 

Largeur minimum de l'alÔve

G. Mantle clearance from stove top

23"(584mm)

 

Espace libre du poêle au manteau

HEARTH: A non-combustible hearth pad is not required. However, the floor beneath the stove must be stable, level, and strong enough to support the stove without a tipping hazard. CHEMINÉE: Un coussinet non-combustible de cheminée n’est pas exigé. Cependant, le plancher en dessous du poêle doit être droit, à niveau et assez fort pour supporter le poêle sans le hasard de basculer.

Date of Manufacture / Date du Manufacturier

2008 2009 2010 Jan Feb Mar Apr May

Jun

Jul

Aug Sep Oct

Nov Dec

DO NOT REMOVE THIS LABEL / NE PAS ENLEVER L’ÉTIQUETTE

Made in U.S.A. / Fait Aux États-Unis

250-7141

Serial Number

Barcode

Model Name

Test Lab & Report No.

Manufactured Date

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- TABLE OF CONTENTS -

Section 1: Listing and Code Approvals

 

A.

Appliance Certifications ......................

4

B.

Glass Specifications............................

4

C.

BTU Specifications..............................

4

D.

High Altitude Installations....................

4

E.

Non-Combustible Materials.................

4

F.

Combustible Materials ........................

4

G.

Requirements for the

 

 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts ......

5

Section 2: Getting Started

 

A.

Design & Installation

 

 

Considerations....................................

6

B.

Tools and Supplies Needed................

6

C.

Inspect Appliance & Components.......

6

Section 3: Appliance Location & Clearances

 

A.

Selecting Appliance Location..............

7

B.

Clearances to Combustibles...............

7

Section 4: Termination Locations

 

A.

Vent Termination Minimum

 

 

Clearances..........................................

8

Section 5: Vent Information

 

A.

Venting Components ..........................

10

B.

Use of Elbows.....................................

10

C.

Measuring Standards..........................

10

D.

How to Use the Vent Graph ................

11

E.

Venting Guidelines..............................

11

F.

Horizontal Termination........................

12

G.

Vertical Termination ............................

15

Section 6: Gas Information

 

A.

Fuel Conversions................................

23

B.

Gas Pressures....................................

25

C.

Gas Connection.. ................................26

Section 7: Electrical Information

 

A.

Recommendation for Wire ..................

27

B.

Connecting to the Appliance ...............

27

C.

Standing Pilot Ignition System Wiring ..

27

Section 8: Appliance Setup

 

A.

Remove Shipping Materials ................

29

B.

Top to Rear Vent Conversion .............

29

C.

Leg Leveling System...........................

30

D.

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

30

E.

Front Installation .................................

31

F.

Brick Installation..................................

31

G.

Positioning the Logs............................

32

H.

Mineral Wool .......................................

33

I.

Glass Door Assembly Replacement ...

34

J.

Blower Installation...............................

34

K.

Damper Adjustment ............................

36

L.

Shutter Adjustment .............................

36

Section 9: Operating Instructions

 

A.

Before Lighting Appliance ...................

37

B.

Controls...............................................

37

C.

Lighting Appliance...............................

38

D.

After Appliance is Lit ...........................

39

E.

Frequently Asked Questions...............

39

Section 10: Troubleshooting...............................

40

Section 11: Maintaining & Servicing Appliance

 

A.

Maintenance Tasks.............................

43

Section 12: Reference Materials

 

A.

Appliance Dimension Diagram ...........

44

B.

Vent Components Diagram ................

45

C.

Vent Components List ........................

46

D.

Service Parts List................................

48

E.

Limited Lifetime Warranty...................

54

F.

Contact Information ............................

56

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1Listing and Code Approvals

A. Appliance Certification

C. BTU Specifications

 

MODEL:

Topaz

LABORA-

OMNI Test Laboratories, Inc.

TORY:

061-S-24-5

TYPE:

Direct Vent Gas Heater

STANDARD:

ANSI Z21.88a-2000ּCSA 2.33a-M00ּ

 

UL307bּCAN/CBA 2.17-M91

The product is listed to ANSI standards for “Vented Gas Appliance Heaters” and applicable sections of “Gas Burning Heating Appliances for Manufactured Homes and Recreational Vehicles” and "Gas Fired Appliances for use at High Altitudes".

Manufactured Home or Mobile Home installation may occur only after the home is site located and must conform with the Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standard, Title 24 CFR, Part 3280, or, when such a standard is not applicable, the Standard for Manufactured Home Installations, ANSI/NCSBCS A225.1, or Standard for Gas Equipped Recreational Vehicles and Mobile Housing, CSA Z240.4.

When installed, the appliance must be electrically grounded in accordance with local codes or, in the absence of local codes, with the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70, or the Canadian Electrical Code, CSA C22.1.

B. Glass Specifications

This appliance is equipped with 5mm ceramic glass. Replace glass only with 5mm ceramic glass. Please contact your dealer for replacement glass.

NOTE: This installation must conform with local codes. In the absence of local codes you must comply with the National Fuel Gas Code, ANSI Z223.1-latest edition in the U.S.A. and the CAN/CGA B149 Installation Codes in Canada.

Model

Maximum Minimum Orifice *Efficiency

**P.4

Input BTU

Input

Size

Up To

%

(US or Canada)

 

BTU

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Topaz (NG)

39,500

26,500

.125

85

63

Topaz (LP)

38,000

30,500

.073

85

64

*Thermal efficiency maximum pipe with blower on.

**Canada minimum pipe.

D. High Altitude Installations

Omni-Test Laboratories listed gas appliances are tested and approved without requiring changes for elevations from 0 to 2000 feet in the U.S.A. and 0 to 4500 feet in Canada.

When installing this appliance at an elevation above 2000 feet, it may be necessary to decrease the input rating by changing the existing burner orifice to a smaller size. Input rate should be reduced by 4% for each 1000 feet above a 2000 foot elevation in the U.S.A. If the heating value of the gas has been reduced, these rules do not apply. To identify the proper orifice size, check with the local gas utility.

If installing this appliance at an elevation above 4500 feet (in Canada), check with local authorities.

E. Non-Combustible Materials

Materials that are reported as passing ASTM E 136, Standard Test Method for Behavior of Materials in a Vertical Tube Furnace at 750°C, shall be considered noncombustible materials.

F. Combustible Materials

Materials made of or surfaced with wood, compressed paper, plant fibers, plastics, or other materials that can ignite and burn, whether flame proofed or not, or whether plastered or unplastered shall be considered combustible materials.

WARNING

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

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NOTE: The following requirements reference various Massachusetts and national codes not contained in this document.

G.Requirements for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

For all side wall horizontally vented gas fueled equipment installed in every dwelling, building or structure used in whole or in part for residential purposes, including those owned or operated by the Commonwealth and where the side wall exhaust vent termination is less than seven (7) feet above finished grade in the area of the venting, including but not limited to decks and porches, the following requirements shall be satisfied:

Installation of Carbon Monoxide Detectors

At the time of installation of the side wall horizontal vented gas fueled equipment, the installing plumber or gas fitter shall observe that a hard wired carbon monoxide detector with an alarm and battery back-up is installed on the floor level where the gas equipment is to be installed. In addition, the installing plumber or gas fitter shall observe that a battery operated or hard wired carbon monoxide detector with an alarm is installed on each additional level of the dwelling, building or structure served by the side wall horizontal vented gas fueled equipment. It shall be the responsibility of the property owner to secure the services of qualified licensed professionals for the installation of hard wired carbon monoxide detectors.

In the event that the side wall horizontally vented gas fueled equipment is installed in a crawl space or an attic, the hard wired carbon monoxide detector with alarm and battery backup may be installed on the next adjacent floor level.

In the event that the requirements of this subdivision can not be met at the time of completion of installation, the owner shall have a period of thirty (30) days to comply with the above requirements; provided, however, that during said thirty (30) day period, a battery operated carbon monoxide detector with an alarm shall be installed.

Approved Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Each carbon monoxide detector as required in accordance with the above provisions shall comply with NFPA 720 and be ANSI/UL 2034 listed and IAS certified.

Signage

A metal or plastic identification plate shall be permanently mounted to the exterior of the building at a minimum height of eight (8) feet above grade directly in line with the exhaust vent terminal for the horizontally vented gas fueled heating appliance or equipment. The sign shall read, in print size no less than one-half (1/2) inch in size, “GAS VENT DIRECTLY

BELOW. KEEP CLEAR OF ALL OBSTRUCTIONS.”

Inspection

The state or local gas inspector of the side wall horizontally vented gas fueled equipment shall not approve the installation unless, upon inspection, the inspector observes carbon monoxide detectors and signage installed in accordance with the provisions of 248 CMR 5.08(2)(a) 1 through 4.

Exemptions

The following equipment is exempt from 248 CMR 5.08(2)

(a) 1 through 4:

The equipment listed in Chapter 10 entitled “Equipment Not Required To Be Vented” in the most current edition of NFPA 54 as adopted by the Board; and

Product Approved side wall horizontally vented gas fueled equipment installed in a room or structure separated from the dwelling, building or structure used in whole or in part for residential purposes.

MANUFACTURER REQUIREMENTS

Gas Equipment Venting System Provided

When the manufacturer of Product Approved side wall horizontally vented gas fueled equipment provides a venting system design or venting system components with the equipment, the instructions provided by the manufacturer for installation of the equipment and the venting system shall include:

Detailed instructions for the installation of the venting system design or the venting system components; and

A complete parts list for the venting system design or venting system.

Gas Equipment Venting System NOT Provided

When the manufacturer of a Product Approved side wall horizontally vented gas fueled equipment does not provide the parts for venting the flue gases, but identifies “special venting systems”, the following requirements shall be satisfied by the manufacturer:

The referenced “special venting system” instructions shall be included with the appliance or equipment installation instructions; and

The “special venting system” shall be Product Approved by the Board, and the instructions for that system shall include a parts list and detailed installation instructions.

A copy of all installation instructions for all Product Approved side wall horizontally vented gas fueled equipment, all venting instructions, all parts lists for venting instructions, and/ or all venting design instructions shall remain with the appliance or equipment at the completion of the installation.

See Gas Connection section for additional Commonwealth of Massachusetts requirements.

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2 Getting Started

A. Design & Installation Considerations

Quadra-Fire direct vent gas appliances are designed to operate with all combustion air drawn from outside of the building and all exhaust gases expelled to the outside. No additional air source is required.

CAUTION

Check building codes prior to installation.

Installation MUST comply with local, regional, state and national codes and regulations.

Consult local building, fire officials or authorities having jurisdiction about restrictions, installation inspection, and permits.

When planning an installation, it is necessary to determine the following information before installing:

Where the appliance is to be installed.

The vent system configuration to be used.

Gas supply piping.

Electrical wiring.

Whether optional accessories - devices such as a blower, thermostat or remote control - are desired.

C. Inspect Appliance & Components

WARNING

Inspect appliance and components for damage. Damaged parts may impair safe operation.

Do NOT install damaged components.

Do NOT install incomplete components.

Do NOT install substitute components.

Report damaged parts to dealer.

Carefully remove the appliance and components from the packaging.

Remove cast door and glass door, and set aside on protective surface. See page 34.

Remove log set and component pack from firebox.

Report to your dealer any parts damaged in shipment, particularly the condition of the glass.

Read all of the instructions before starting the installation. Follow these instructions carefully during the installation to ensure maximum safety and benefit.

WARNING

Keep appliance dry.

Mold or rust may cause odors.

Water may damage controls.

B.Tools and Supplies Needed

Before beginning the installation be sure that the following tools and building supplies are available. Note: Not all tools will apply to every installation.

Reciprocating saw

Variable Speed Drill/Driver

Pliers

Wrench Set

Hammer

Framing Square

Phillips Screwdriver

Framing Material

Flat Blade Screwdriver

Voltmeter

Plumb Line

Gloves

Level

Safety Glasses

Manometer

Tape Measure

Non-corrosive Leak Check Solution or combustible gas detector

Caulking material (300ºF minimum continuous exposure rating)

WARNING

Hearth & Home Technologies disclaims any responsibility for, and the warranty will be voided by, the following actions:

Installation and use of any damaged appliance or vent system component.

Modification of the appliance or vent system.

Installation other than as instructed by Hearth & Home Technologies.

Improper positioning of the gas logs or the glass door.

Installation and/or use of any component part not approved by Hearth & Home Technologies.

Any such action may cause a fire hazard.

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Appliance Location and Clearances

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTE:

 

 

WARNING

 

· Illustrations reflect typical installations and are FOR

 

 

 

 

 

Fire Risk

DESIGN PURPOSES ONLY.

 

· Illustrations/diagrams are not drawn to scale.

 

Provide adequate clearance:

 

Around air openings

 

· Actual installation may vary due to individual design

 

To combustibles

preference.

 

For service access

Locate appliance away from traffic areas.

A. Selecting Appliance Location

When selecting a location for your appliance it is important to consider the required clearances to walls (see Figure 3.1).

B. Clearances

WARNING

Fire Risk.

Locate and install appliance to all clearance specifications in manual.

 

F

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D

 

 

 

 

C

 

 

 

 

 

G

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B

 

 

 

 

 

 

A

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

E

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A

A

 

 

 

 

C

 

 

 

 

 

Model

 

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

 

 

Topaz

Inches

6-1/2

6

1

54

36

40

23

 

 

 

Millimeters

165

152

25

1372

914

1016

584

 

Figure 3.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is permissible to place the appliance on carpet.

CAUTION

Some carpet materials may be sensitive to radiant heat from the appliance causing discoloration or odor.

NOTE: Flooring beneath appliance may reach 90 degrees plus room ambient temperature. Check with flooring manufacturer for maximum temperature allowed on flooring surfaces.

WARNING

Fire Risk.

Odor Risk.

Tipping Risk

Install appliance on a stable, level platform/ floor strong enough to support appliance without tipping.

USE wood flooring, ceramic tile, brick hearth or high pressure laminate flooring applied directly over the sub-flooring material.

 

 

 

 

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4Termination Locations

A. Vent Termination Minimum Clearances

WARNING

Fire Risk. Explosion Risk.

Maintain vent clearance to combustibles as specified.

• Do not pack air space with insulation or other materials.

Failure to keep insulation or other materials away from vent pipe may cause fire.

Measure vertical clearances from this surface.

Measure horizontal clearances from this surface.

(See Figure 4.4 for specific clearances.)

Figure 4.1 Termination Clearances

A

B

6 in. (minimum) up to 20 in.

18 in. minimum

152 mm/508 mm

457 mm

20 in. and over

0 in. minimum

Gas, Wood or Fuel Oil

Termination Cap

B

A *

Gas

Termination

Cap **

*If using decorative cap cover(s), this distance may need to be increased. Refer to the installation instructions supplied with the decorative cap cover.

**In a staggered installation with both gas and wood or fuel oil terminations, the wood or fuel oil termination cap must be higher than the gas termination cap.

Figure 4.2 Multiple Vertical Termination

HORIZONTAL

OVERHANG

2 FT.

20 INCHES MIN.

VERTICAL

MIN.

 

 

WALL

 

 

LOWEST

DISCHARGE

OPENING

GAS DIRECT VENT

TERMINATION CAP

X

12

ROOF PITCH

IS X/ 12

H (MIN.) - MINIMUM HEIGHT FROM ROOF

TO LOWEST DISCHARGE OPENING

Roof Pitch

H (Min.) Ft.

Flat to 6/12 ........................................................

1.0*

Over 6/12 to .......................................................7/12

1.25*

Over 7/12 to 8/12 ..............................................

1.5*

Over 8/12 to 9/12 ..............................................

2.0*

Over 9/12 to 10/12 ............................................

2.5*

Over 10/12 to 11/12 ..........................................

3.25

Over 11/12 to 12/12 ..........................................

4.0

Over 12/12 to 14/12 ..........................................

5.0

Over 14/12 to 16/12 ..........................................

6.0

Over 16/12 to 18/12 ..........................................

7.0

Over 18/12 to 20/12 ..........................................

7.5

Figure 4.3 Minimum Height from Roof to Lowest Discharge Opening

Figure 4.3 specifies minimum vent heights for various pitched roofs.

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G

 

 

R

 

 

 

 

v

 

 

 

D

 

 

 

A

H

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

v

E

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

L

B

 

 

 

U.S.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

v

 

B

 

 

 

v

B

(3 FT)

 

 

v

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

F

v

 

v

I

M

 

 

 

 

 

 

v

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A

 

 

J or K

M

N

P

Q

(See Note 2)

V

T

V

S

Electrical

S

V

 

Service

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D*

V

 

V

= VENT TERMINAL

X = AIR SUPPLY INLET

 

 

 

= AREA WHERE TERMINAL IS NOT PERMITTED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A

=

12 inches .............

clearances above grade, veran-

K

 

 

=

3 ft. (U.S.A.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(See Note 1)

da, porch, deck or balcony

 

 

 

 

 

6 ft. (Canada) .........

clearance to a mechanical

B

=

12 inches

clearances to window or door

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(powered) air supply inlet

L**

=

7 ft

clearance

above paved

 

 

 

 

that may be opened, or to per-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(See Note 1)

sidewalkor a paved driveway

 

 

 

 

manently closed window. (Glass)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

located on public property

D*

=

18 inches .............

vertical clearance to unventilat-

M*** =

18 inches ..............

clearance

under veranda ,

 

 

 

 

ed soffit or to ventilated soffit lo-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

porch, deck, balcony or over-

 

 

 

 

cated above the terminal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

hang

 

 

 

 

 

 

*30 inches ............

for vinyl clad soffits and below

 

 

 

 

 

42 inches ..............

vinyl

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

electrical service

 

S

=

 

6 inches

clearance from sides of

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

F

=

9 inches ..............

clearance to outside corner

 

 

 

 

 

 

(See Note 3)

electrical service

G

=

6 inches ...............

clearance to inside corner

 

T

=

 

12 inches ................

clearance above electrical

H

=

3 ft. (Canada) ......

not to be installed above a gas

 

 

 

 

 

 

(See Note 3)

service

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

meter/regulatorassemblywithin 3

 

 

 

Alcove Applications

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

feet (90cm) horizontally from the

 

 

N

 

=

6 inches

non-vinyl sidewalls

 

 

 

 

 

center-line of the regulator

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12 inches

vinyl sidewalls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I

=

3 ft. .......................

clearance to gas service regula-

 

 

P

 

=

8 ft.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

QMIN

 

RMAX

 

 

 

 

 

 

tor vent outlet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

J

=

9 inches (U.S.A.)

 

 

 

 

1 cap

 

3 feet

 

2 x Q ACTUA L

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12 inches (Canada)clearance to non-mechanical air

 

 

 

 

2 caps

 

6 feet

 

1 x Q ACTUA L

 

 

 

 

 

 

supply inlet to building or the

 

 

 

 

3 caps

 

9 feet

 

2/3 x Q ACTUA L

 

 

 

 

 

 

combustion air inlet to any other

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4 caps

 

12 feet

 

1/2 x Q ACTUA L

 

 

 

 

 

 

appliance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

QMIN = # termination caps x 3 RMAX = (2 / # termination caps) x QACTUAL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

**a vent shall not terminate directly above a sidewalk or paved driveway which is located between two single family dwellings and serves both dwellings.

***only permitted if veranda, porch, deck or balcony is fully open on a minimum of 2 sides beneath the floor, or meets Note 2.

NOTE 1: On private property where termination is less than 7 feet above a sidewalk, driveway, deck, porch, veranda or balcony, use of a listed cap is suggested. (See vents components pages.)

NOTE 2: Termination in an alcove space (spaces only open on one side and without an overhang) are permitted with the dimensions specified for vinyl or non-vinyl siding and soffits. 1. There must be at least 3 feet minimum between termination caps. 2. All mechanical air intakes within 10 feet of a termination cap must be a minimum of 3 feet below the termination cap. 3. All gravity air intakes within 3 feet of a termination cap must be a minimum of 1 foot below the termination cap.

NOTE: Local codes or regulations may require different clearances.

NOTE: Termination caps may be hot. Consider their proximity to doors or other traffic areas.

WARNING: In the U.S.: Vent system termination is NOT permitted in screened porches. You must follow side wall, overhang and ground clearances as slated in the instructions.

In Canada: Vent system termination is NOT permitted in screened porches. Vent system termination is permitted in porch areas with two or more sides open. You must follow side wall, overhang and ground clearances as stated in the instructions.

Quadra-Fire assumes no responsibility for the improper performance of the appliance when the venting system does not meet these requirements.

NOTE 3: Location of the vent termination must not interfere with access to the electrical service.

Figure 4.4

CAUTION: IF EXTERIOR WALLS ARE FINISHED WITH VINYL SIDING, IT IS SUGGESTED THAT A VINYL PROTECTOR KIT BE INSTALLED.

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5 Vent Information

A. Venting Components

In order to comply with applicable codes and product warranties, use only following venting components:

Hearth & Home Technologies (HHT)

Simpson Dura-Vent

Selkirk Direct-Temp

Amerivent Direct

Security Secure Vent

DO NOT USE FIELD-FABRICATED VENTING COMPONENTS. Refer to the venting manufacturer’s instructions.

This product is approved to be vented either horizontally, through the side wall or vertically through the roof. You may vent through a Class A or masonry chimney if an approved adapter is used.

B. Use of Elbows

CAUTION

ALL vent configuration specifications MUST be followed.

This product is tested and listed to these specifications.

Appliance performance will suffer if specifications are not followed.

Diagonal runs have both vertical and horizontal vent aspects when calculating the effects. Use the rise for the vertical aspect and the run for the horizontal aspect. (See Figure 5.1.)

Two 45° elbows may be used in place of one 90° elbow. On 45° runs, one foot of diagonal is equal to 8-1/2 in. (216mm) horizontal run and 8-1/2 in. (216mm) vertical run. A length of straight pipe is allowed between two elbows. (See Figure 5.1.)

This appliance is a direct vent heater. All combustion air must come directly from the outside of the building. The vent pipe for this unit consists of an inner and an outer pipe. The inner pipe carries the appliance exhaust out of the system, and the outer pipe brings fresh combustion air into the appliance.

A round support box/wall thimble or heat shield is required when the venting passes through a combustible wall.

A support box or ceiling firestop is required when the venting passes through a ceiling.

Roof flashing and a storm collar are required when venting passes through the roof.

Follow instructions provided with the venting for installation of these items.

Vertical

Figure 5.1

 

 

.

 

 

in

 

.

1/2

12

in

 

8

 

 

-

8-1/2 in.

Horizontal

WARNING

Fire Hazard. Explosion Risk. Asphyxiation Risk.

Do NOT connect this gas appliance to a chimney flue serving a separate solid-fuel or gas burning appliance.

Vent this appliance directly outside.

Use separate vent system for this appliance.

May impair safe operation of this appliance or other appliances connected to the flue.

C. Measuring Standards

Vertical and horizontal measurements were made using the following standards.

Pipe measurements are from center line to center line.

Horizontal terminations are measured to the outside of the mounting surface (flange of termination cap). See

Figure 4.1 on page 8.

Vertical terminations are measured to the top of the last pipe before termination cap.

Horizontal pipe installed level with 1/4 in. rise.

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D. How to Use the Vent Graph

1.Measure the vertical distance from the center line of the flue pipe to the center of the 90° elbow. On the graph below, draw a horizontal line from that measurement on the vertical axis across until it intersects with the slanted line.

2.From the point of this intersection, draw a vertical line to the bottom of the graph.

3.The point at which this line meets the bottom line of the graph is the maximum length of the horizontal run.

EXAMPLE 1: If the vertical dimension from the center line of the flue vent to the center of the 90° elbow is 7 ft. (2m), the horizontal run to the outer wall flange must not exceed 16 ft. (5m).

EXAMPLE 2: If the vertical dimension from the center line of the flue vent is 21ft. (6m), the horizontal run to the outer wall flange must not exceed 12 ft. 10 in. (4m).

4.Each 90° elbow is equivalent to 3 ft. (914mm) of vent pipe and each 45° elbow is equivalent to 1ft. (305mm) of vent pipe, and must be subtracted from the vent pipe run. A single horizontal to vertical 90° elbow is already calculated into the allowable 20 ft. (6m) run. Each additional 90° elbow reduces the maximum horizontal distance by 3 ft. (914mm).

EXAMPLE: The use of 3 elbows would reduce the allowable horizontal run to 9 ft. (3 -1 = 2 elbows x 3 ft. = 6 ft.; 20 ft. max. - 6 ft. = 14 ft. max.).

E. Venting Guidelines

NOTES

The maximum horizontal vent run is 20 ft. (6m) when the vertical vent rise is 10 ft. (3m).

The minimum horizontal vent run is 6 in. (152mm) Horizontal sections require a 1/4 in. (6mm) rise for every 12 in. (305mm) of horizontal travel.

Exterior Vent Diameter = 6-5/8 in. (168mm); Inner Vent Diameter = 4 in. (102mm).

Horizontal sections require noncombustible support every 3 ft. (914mm), e.g. wall straps.

For any vertical termination a minimum of 6 ft. (2m) vertical must be used.

EXCEPTIONS FOR HORIZONTAL INSTALLATIONS: *When installing the Topaz in a rear vent configuration with no vertical rise, a Snorkel Kit must be used.

*The maximum horizontal vent run is 3 ft. (914mm). *The maximum horizontal vent run with a 45° elbow is 2 ft. (609mm).

*The minimum horizontal vent run is 6 in. (152mm).

INDIVIDUALINSTALLATIONS MAYVARY. PERCENTAGE CLOSED BASED ON FULL RANGE OF DAMPER TRAVEL.

NOTE: If your installation falls within the gray-shaded area on graph, see information on VERTICAL DAMPER ADJUSTMENT in Section 8.

*In the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the word damper shall be replaced with the words flue restrictor.

40 ft. (12m)

40'

Maximum Vertical

39'

38'

 

37'

36' 35' 34'

32'

 

30'

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

28'

Damper position

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

26'

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

more CLOSED in

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

24'

 

this area

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Example 2

22'

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20'

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VERTICAL DISTANCE

18'

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16'

 

 

Damper position

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FROM APPLIANCE TO

14'

 

 

 

more OPEN in

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

90° ELBOW

12'

 

 

 

this area

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10'

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Example 1

8'

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6'

 

 

No damper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4'

 

 

in this area

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2'

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2'

4'

6 '

8'

10'

12'

14'

15'

16'

17'

18'

19'

20'

6 in. (152mm) Minimum Vertical Termination

C

L

CL For rear vent or top of appliance for top vent

3 ft. (914mm) Maximum Horizontal run with no vertical pipe and with 1/4 in (6mm) rise per foot. Must use Snorkel cap.

6 in. (152mm) Minimum starter pipe

Figure 5.2

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F. Horizontal Termination

Type A - Up & Out Installations for Top Vent Configurations

Wall Thimble

90º Degree

Elbow

Pipe Length

Termination Cap

 

Wall Thimble Cover

Pipe Length

 

Type B - Rear Installations for Use with Rear Vent Kit

 

Snorkle Kit

 

Wall Thimble Cover

15-5/8 in.

 

 

 

 

(397mm)

 

 

C

21 in.

 

L

 

 

(533mm)

Pipe Length

Wall Thimble

 

Wall Strap

 

 

 

 

14 in. (356mm) Wide

(See Section 12 for conversion kit and venting components.) This is the only venting configuration that requires the use of the rear vent derating orifice that comes with the rear vent kit. NOTE: A Snorkel Kit is required.

Figure 5.3

Step 1.

Determine the desired location of the appliance. Check to ensure that wall studs or roof rafters are not in the way when the venting system is attached. If this is the case, you may want to adjust the location of the appliance.

WARNING

Fire Hazard.

Exhaust Fume Risk.

Impaired Performance of Appliance.

Ensure vent components are locked together correctly.

Pipe may separate if not properly joined.

Step 2.

Direct vent pipe is designed with a locking connection. To connect the venting system to the appliance flue outlet, a twist-lock adapter is built into the appliance at the factory. Wall thickness may vary. Remember to include wall thickness in minimum clearances when figuring venting lengths for your installation needs.

Note: Female ends of direct vent pipe/elbows are designed to slide straight onto the male ends of adjacent pipes by orienting the pipe indentations so they match and slide into the entry slots on the male ends, see Figure 5.4. Push the pipe sections completely together, then twist-lock one section clockwise approximately one-quarter turn, until the two sections are fully locked. The female locking lugs may not be visible from the outside. They may be located by examining the inside of the female ends.

Female Locking Lugs

Male Locking Lugs

Figure 5.4

WARNING

Fire Risk. Explosion Risk.

Combustion Fume Risk.

Use vent run supports per installation instructions. Connect vent sections per installation instructions.

• Maintain all clearances to combustibles.

Do NOT allow vent to sag below connection point to appliance.

Maintain specified slope (if required).

Improper support may allow vent to sag or separate.

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Step 3.

For installations using a round support box/wall thimble (check pipe manufacturer's instructions), mark the wall for a 10 in. x 10 in. (254mm x 254mm) square hole. The center of the square hole should line up with the center line of the horizontal pipe, as shown in Figure 5.5. Cut and frame the hole in the exterior wall where the vent will be terminated. If the wall being penetrated is constructed of noncombustible material, i.e. masonry block or concrete, a 7 in. (178mm) diameter hole is acceptable.

Top Vent

Center of Hole

Center Line

Center Line

Wall Thimble

Rear Vent

Center of Hole

Center Line

Center Line

Wall Thimble

45° Elbow in Corner Installation

Wall Thimble

14 in. (356mm) Pipe Length

Max. Wall Depth 10 in. (254mm)

1 in. (25mm) clearance from

45° appliance corner to Elbow

1 in. (25mm) clearance from appliance corner to combustible wall

When installing in a rear vent configuration with no vertical rise: a Snorkel Kit must be used, and a derating orifice must be installed. The appropriate orifice is supplied with the Rear Vent Kit.

Figure 5.5

NOTE:

(1)Installation requires a minimum of 6 in. (152mm) horizontal run of vent with a 1/4 in. (6mm) rise run towards the termination. Each 1 ft. (305mm) of horizontal venting must include a 1/4 in. (6mm) rise. Never allow the vent to run downward. This could cause high temperatures and may present the possibility of a house or structure fire.

(2)The location of the horizontal vent termination on an exterior wall must meet all local and national building codes, and must not be easily blocked or obstructed, see Figure 4.4 on page 9.

(3)For installations requiring a vertical rise on the exterior of the building, a snorkel kit is available with a 14 in. (356mm) and a 36 in. (914mm) tall snorkel termination cap. Follow the same installation procedures as used for standard horizontal terminations. If the snorkel termination must be installed below grade (i.e. basement application), proper drainage must be provided to prevent water from entering the snorkel termination. Do not backfill around snorkel termination.

Step 4.

Position the horizontal termination cap in the center of the 10 in. x 10 in. (254mm x 254mm) square hole and run a bead of non-hardening mastic around its outside edges, so as to make a seal between it and the wall, attach termination cap to the exterior wall with the four wood screws provided. The arrow on the vent cap should be pointing up (Figure 5.6).

WOOD

SCREW

HOT

WALL THIMBLE

Figure 5.6

NOTES:

(1)The four wood screws provided should be replaced with appropriate fasteners for stucco, brick, concrete, or other types of sidings.

(2)A termination cap with a built-in vinyl siding standoff is highly recommended on a building with vinyl siding. The pilot hole will be 2 in. (51mm) closer to the bottom of the square than the top. Using a framing square, draw a 14 in. x 14 in. (356mm x 356mm) square around the pilot hole in the siding. See Figure 5.7 on the next page.

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8 in.

 

(203mm)

 

 

7 in.

 

(178mm)

7 in.

6 in.

(178mm)

 

(152mm)

Figure 5.7

(NOTE: Some termination caps may cause the vent pipe to be off center on flashing). Ensure that proper clearances to combustible materials are maintained. If you are not using an approved termination cap with a built-in vinyl siding standoff on a building with vinyl siding, a vinyl siding standoff should be installed between the termination cap and the exterior wall (Figure 5.8). Follow manufacturer’s instructions for attaching the vinyl siding standoff to the horizontal termination cap. The vinyl siding standoff prevents excessive heat from possibly melting the vinyl siding material. The vent terminal cap shall not be recessed into a wall or siding. Remove siding from the area where the standoff will be located.

VINYL SIDING

Apply sealant to all four sides

SCREWS

Bolt horizontal top to vinyl standoff

SCREWS

WALL THIMBLE COVER

Vinyl siding standoff with siding beneath removed

WALL THIMBLE

Figure 5.8

Step 5.

Place the wall thimble cover over the pipe assembly and slide the appliance and vent assembly towards the wall, carefully inserting the vent pipe into the vent termination cap assembly. It is important that the vent pipe extend into the vent termination cap a sufficient distance so as to result in a minimum pipe overlap of 1-1/4 in. (32mm). Secure the connection between the vent pipe and the vent termination cap by attaching the two sheet metal strips extending from the vent termination cap assembly into the outer wall of

the vent pipe. Use the two sheet metal screws provided to connect the strips to the pipe section (Figure 5.9).

1/4 in. (6mm)

Fold Strap Here

Sheet Metal Screw

Wall Thimble

Wall Thimble Cover/Ceiling

 

Firestop as Required by Local

 

Jurisdiction

Strap

 

Figure 5.9

Note: The attachment from the vent pipe to the vent termination cap must be sealed with silicone. Termination caps shall not be recessed into a wall or siding.

WARNING

Fire Hazard.

Exhaust Fume Risk.

Impaired Performance of Appliance.

Ensure vent components are locked together correctly.

Pipe may separate if not properly joined.

WARNING

Do NOT connect a pipe section to a termination cap without using the telescoping flue section found on the termination cap.

WARNING

Burn Risk.

Local codes may require installation of a cap shield to prevent anything or anyone from touching the hot cap.

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G. Vertical Termination

1. Direct Vent Pipe

Vertical Termination Cap

Storm Collar

Flashing

Firestop

Support Box

Pipe Length

Figure 5.10

Step 1.

Check the installation instructions for required 1 in. (25mm) clearances (air space) to combustibles when passing through ceilings, walls, roofs, enclosures, attic rafters, or other nearby combustible surfaces. See page 16, Figure 5.16. Check the instructions below for maximum vertical rise of the venting system, and any maximum horizontal offset limitations. All offsets must fall within the set parameters of the vent graph (Figure 5.2) located on page 11.

NOTE: Maximum vertical rise allowable is 40 ft. (12m) Figure 5.11).

NOTE: Maximum number of 45° elbows permitted for a vertical installation is eight, provided their installation does not decrease maximum allowable horizontal run (as specified by vent graph, on page 11).

WARNING

Fire Risk. Explosion Risk.

Maintain vent clearance to combustibles as speci-

fied.

• Do not pack air space with insulation or other materials.

Failure to keep insulation or other materials away from vent pipe may cause fire.

40 ft. (12m) Maximum

Figure 5.11

Step 2.

Set the gas appliance in its desired location. Drop a plumb bob down from the ceiling to the position of the appliance flue exit, and mark the location where the vent will penetrate the ceiling. Drill a small hole at this point. Next, drop a plumb bob from the roof to the hole previously drilled in the ceiling, and mark the spot where the vent will penetrate the roof. Determine if ceiling joists, roof rafters, or other framing will obstruct the venting system. You may wish to relocate the appliance, or to offset, as shown in Figure 5.12 to avoid cutting loadbearing members. When location is determined, drill small hole.

Plumber’s Tape connected to Wall Strap

Wall Strap

Two 45˚ Elbows

Figure 5.12

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Step 3.

To install the round support box/wall thimble cover in a flat ceiling, cut a 10 in. (254mm) square hole in the ceiling, centered on the hole drilled in Step 2. Frame the hole as shown in Figure 5.13.

Ceiling

Joists

Framing

Figure 5.13

1 - 1/2 in. (38mm) Long

Wood Screws

 

Step 4.

Assemble the desired lengths of pipe and elbows necessary to reach from the appliance up through the round support box. Ensure that all pipe and elbow connections are in their fully twist-locked position. Assemble as instructed.

Step 5.

Cut a hole in the roof centered on the small drill hole placed in the roof in Step 2. The hole should be of sufficient size to meet the minimum requirements for clearance to combustibles, as specified. Continue to assemble lengths of pipe and elbows necessary to reach from the ceiling support box/wall thimble up through the roof line. Galvanized pipe and elbows may be utilized in the attic, as well as above the roofline. The galvanized finish is desirable above the roofline, due to its higher corrosion resistance.

NOTE:

(1) If an offset is necessary in the attic to avoid obstructions, it is important to support the vent pipe every 3 ft. (914mm) to avoid excessive stress on the elbows, and possible separation. Wall straps are available for this purpose, Figure 5.12, page 15.

(2)Whenever possible, use 45° elbows, instead of 90° elbows. The 45° elbow offers less restriction to the flow of flue gases and intake air.

Step 6.

Slip the flashing over the pipe section(s) protruding through the roof. Secure the base of the flashing to the roof with roofing nails. Ensure the roofing material overlaps the top edge of the flashing as shown in Figure 5.14. Verify that the chimney is the required height above the roof. See roof pitch table, Figure 4.3, on page 8.

Shingles overlap on

CAP AND STORM

COLLAR NOT SHOWN

top edge of flashing

FOR CLARITY

 

Figure 5.14

Step 7.

Continue to assemble pipe sections until the height of the vent (before adding the termination cap) meets the minimum code requirements as outlined in the current CAN/CGAB149 Installation Codes (in Canada), the National Fuel Gas Code NFPA 54/ANSI Z223.1 (in USA), or local codes. Note that for steep roof pitches, the vent height must be increased. See Roof Pitch Table (Figure 4.3, on page 8). In high wind conditions, nearby trees adjoining rooflines, steep pitched roofs, and other similar factors can result in poor draft, or down drafting. In these cases increasing the vent height or switching to the high wind termination cap may solve this problem.

Step 8.

Slip the storm collar over the pipe, and push it down to the top of the flashing (Figure 5.15). Use non-hardening sealant above and below the joint between the storm collar and the pipe.

Optional High Wind Termination Cap

Secure Flashing with Non-Hardening

Sealant and Roofing Nails

Figure 5.15

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Step 9.

Twist-lock the vent cap and seal.

Note: For multi-story vertical installations, a ceiling firestop is required at the second floor, and any subsequent floors (Figure 5.16). The opening should be framed to 10 in. x 10 in. (254mm x 254mm) inside dimensions, in the same manner as shown in Figure 5.13.

Nails

Ceiling Firestop

Minimum 1 in.

(25mm) Clearance

Minimum 1 in.

(25mm) Clearance

Minimum 1 in.

(25mm) Clearance

Minimum 1 in.

(25mm) Clearance

Figure 5.16

WARNING

Fire Risk.

Explosion Risk.

Any occupied areas above the first floor, including closets and storage spaces, which the vertical vent passed through must be enclosed. The

enclosure may be framed and sheetrocked with standard construction materials; however, refer to these installation instructions for the minimum allowable clearance between the outside of the vent pipe and the combustible surfaces of the enclosure. Do not fill any of the required air space with insulation.

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