TOA Electronics VFST-CMN-2 User Manual

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INSTALLER: Leave this manual with the appliance. CONSUMER: Retain this manual for future reference.
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WARNING: IF THE INFORMATION IN THIS MANUAL IS NOT FOLLOWED EXACTLY, A FIRE OR EXPLOSIONMAYRESULTCAUSINGPROPERTYDAMAGE, PERSONAL INJURY OR LOSS OF LIFE.
FOR YOUR SAFETY: Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors or liquids in the vicinity of this or any other appliance.
FOR YOUR SAFETY: What to do if you smell gas:
• DO NOT light any appliance.
• DO NOT touch any electrical switches.
• DO NOT use any phone in your building.
• Immediately call your gas supplier from a neighbor’s phone.
Follow your gas suppliers instructions.
• If your gas supplier cannot be reached, call the fire department.
Installation and service must be performed by a qualified installer, service agency or the gas supplier.

INSTALLATION AND

OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS

STANDARD SERIES

Unvented Decorative Gas Fireplaces

P/N 903571 REV. H 12/2007

MODELS

VFST-CMN-2 VFPF-CMN-2

VFST-CMP-2 VFPF-CMP-2

FOR USE ONLY WITH DECORATIVE TYPE UNVENTED ROOM

HEATERS.

DO NOT BUILD A WOOD FIRE.

WARNING: IMPROPER INSTALLATION, ADJUSTMENT, AL-

TERATION, SERVICE OR MAINTENANCE CAN CAUSE IN-

JURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE. REFER TO THIS MANUAL.

FOR ASSISTANCE OR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CON-

SULT A QUALIFIED INSTALLER, SERVICE AGENCY OR THE

GAS SUPPLIER.

WARNING: DO NOT BURN WOOD OR OTHER MATERIAL IN

THESE APPLIANCES.

CAREFULLY REVIEW THE INSTRUCTIONS SUPPLIED WITH

THE DECORATIVE TYPE UNVENTED ROOM HEATER FOR

THE MINIMUM FIREPLACE SIZE REQUIREMENT.

DO NOT INSTALL THE APPLIANCE IN THIS FIREBOX, UN-

LESS THIS FIREBOX MEETS THE MINIMUM DIMENSIONS

REQUIRED FOR THE INSTALLATIONS.

This is an unvented gas-fired heater. It uses air (oxygen) from the room in which it is installed. Provisions for adequate combustion and ventilation air must be provided. Refer to Combustion and Ventilation Air Section, Page 3.

Due to high temperatures, the appliance should be located out of traffic and away from furniture or draperies.

Do not place clothing or other materials on or near this appliance.

IMPORTANT: READ AND UNDERSTAND THESE INSTRUCTIONS

COMPLETELY BEFORE INSTALLING YOUR UNVENTED ROOM

HEATERS. 1

NOTE: DIAGRAMS & ILLUSTRATION NOT TO SCALE.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

 

General Information .........................

page

2

Inventory .........................................

page

2

Tools and Building Supplies ............

page

2

Installation Applications ..................

page

2

Important Safety Information ..........

page

2

Codes ..............................................

page

3

Combustion and Ventilation Air .......

page

3

Location of Fireplace .......................

page

4

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

page

4

Preinstallation ..................................

page

5

Installation – Built-In .......................

page

5

Finished Wall Details .......................

page

6

Electrical Wiring – Optional Blower . page

7

Connecting Gas Line ........................

page

7

Gas Pressure Check .........................

page

7

Installation – Surround ....................

page

8

Log Assembly ..................................

page

9

Flame Appearance ...........................

page

9

Optional Equipment .........................

page 10

Blower Kit ........................................

page 10

Cleaning and Servicing ....................

page 11

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

page 11

Accessories/Components ................

page 12

Appliance Specifications ..................

page 13

Troubleshooting Guide ....................

page 15

Operating Instructions .....................

page 16

Replacement Parts List ....................

page 19

GENERAL INFORMATION

The VFST and VFPF Series Unvented Room Heaters covered in this manual feature a unitized set of eight (8) ceramic fiber split logs.

These heaters have a standing pilot and may be manually controlled through the use of an on/ off wall switch or wall thermostat or any combination of both of them.

A spark ignition system (piezo) allows the heater pilot gas to be lit without the use of matches or batteries and permits operation of the heater during a power outage.

These heaters are fitted with a specially designed pilot (ODS) which responds to the amount of oxygen available in the room and shuts the heater off before the oxygen level drops below 18%. The pilot can be relit only when fresh air is available. Refer to the Combustion and Ventilation Air section.

The VFST and VFPF Series Unvented Room Heaters must be built into a framed wall.

This heater has been tested to the standards of ANSI Z21.11.2 unvented heaters.

Do not install these unvented room heaters in a bedroom or bathroom as all units exceed maximum allowable BTU/Hr input of 10,000.

Inventory

Unvented Gas Fireplace

Installation and Operating Instructions

Tools and Building Supplies

Normally Required

Tools Should Include:

Phillips screwdriver

Hammer

Saw and/or Sabersaw

Measuring tape

Electric drill and bits

Pliers

Square

Piping complying with local codes

Pipe wrench

Tee joint

Pipe compound

Building Supplies Should Include:

Framing materials

Wall finishing materials

Caulking materials (noncombustible) Fireplace surround materials

Check the inventory list to be sure that you have all the necessary parts in usable condition. Also check for concealed damage.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

INSTALLER: PLEASE LEAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS WITH THE OWNER.

OWNER: PLEASE RETAIN THESE INSTRUCTION FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.

IMPORTANT: BEFORE STARTING YOUR HEATERINSTALLATION,READTHESEINSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY TO BE SURE YOU UNDERSTAND THEM COMPLETELY AND IN ENTIRETY. FAILURE TO FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS COULD CAUSE A HEATER MALFUNCTION RESULTING IN SERIOUS INJURY AND/OR PROPERTY DAMAGE.

WARNING: FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THE INSTALLATION AND OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS PROVIDED IN THIS DOCUMENT WILL RESULT IN AN IMPROPERLY INSTALLED AND OPERATING UNVENTED ROOM HEATER, VOIDING ITS WARRANTY. ANY CHANGE TO THIS HEATER AND/OR ITS OPERATING CONTROLS IS DANGEROUS. IMPROPER INSTALLATION OR USE OF THIS HEATER CAN CAUSE SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH FORM FIRE, BURNS, EXPLOSION OR CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING.

WARNING: THESE APPLIANCES ARE DESIGNED TO OPERATE ON NATURAL OR PROPANE GAS ONLY. THE USE OF OTHER FUELS OR COMBINATION OF FUELS WILL DEGRADE THE PERFORMANCE OF THIS SYSTEM AND MAY BE DANGEROUS.

 

 

UNVENTED GAS

ROOM HEATER SPECIFICATIONS AND TECHNICAL DETAILS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Valve

 

 

Regulator Pressure

Gas Inlet

 

 

Model No.

 

Gas Type

 

Maximum BTU/HR

Operation

Ignition

 

Setting

Pressure

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VFST-CMN-2

 

Natural

 

 

27,000 Low

Millivolt with

Piezo

 

5" w.c.

Max 10-1/2" w.c.

 

 

VFPF-CMN-2

 

 

 

 

34,000 High

Flame Control

 

 

 

Min. 6" w.c.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VFST-CMP-2

 

Propane/

 

 

27,000 Low

Millivolt with

Piezo

 

10" w.c.

Max 13" w.c.

 

 

VFPF-CMP-2

 

LPG

 

 

34,000 High

Flame Control

 

 

 

Min. 11" w.c.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note: Test gage connections are provided on the front of the gas control valve (identified A for the manifold side and E for inlet pressure).

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NOTE: DIAGRAMS & ILLUSTRATION NOT TO SCALE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: Early signs of carbon monoxide poisoning are similar to the flu with headaches, dizziness and/or nausea. If you have these signs, obtain fresh air immediately. Turn off the gas supply to the heater and have the Unvented Gas Heater serviced as it may not be operating correctly.

Due to high temperatures, the heater should be located out of traffic and away from furniture and draperies.

Children and adults should be alerted to the hazard of high surface temperatures and should stay away to avoid burns or clothing ignition.

Young children should be carefully supervised when they are in the same room with the heater.

Do not place clothing or other flammable material on or near the heater for the purpose of drying.

Installation and repair should be done by a qualified service person. The heater should be inspected before use and at least annually by a professionalserviceperson.Morefrequentcleaning may be required due to excessive lint from carpeting, bedding material, etc. It is important that control compartments, burners and circulating air passageways of the heater be kept clean.

Allow the heater to cool before servicing. Always shut off any electricity or gas to the heater while performing service work.

Do not install the VFST and VFPF series heaters in a bedroom or bathroom.

The installation must conform with local codes or, in the absence of local codes with the National Fuel Gas Code, ANSI Z223.1.

The heater and its individual shut-off valve must be disconnected from the gas supply piping system while performing any tests of the gas supply piping system at pressures in excess of 1/2 psig.

Any safety screen or guard removed for servicing the heater must be replaced prior to operating the heater.

The heater must be isolated from the gas supply piping system by closing its individual manual shut-off valve during any pressure testing of the gas supply piping system at test pressures equal to or less than 1/2 psig.

Keep heater area clear and free from combustible materials, gasoline and other flammable vapors and liquids.

Do not use these appliances if any part has been under water. Immediately call a qualified professional service technician to inspect the appliance and to replace any parts of the control system and any gas control which have been under water.

Test gage connections are provided on the front of the gas control valve (identified A for the manifold side and E for inlet pressure).

Input ratings are shown in BTU per hour and are for elevations up to 7,000 feet. Operating heater above elevations of 7,000 feet may cause ODS pilot outage.

Ensure that the heater is clean when operating. Excessive dust accumulation on the burner and logs will increase the amount of carbon monoxide formation and could lead to carbon monoxide poisoning and death.

CODES

Adhere to all local codes or in their absence the latest edition of The National Fuel Gas Code ANSI Z223.1 or NFPA54 which can be obtained from The American National Standards Institute, Inc. (1430 Broadway, New York, NY, 10018) or National Fire Protection Association, Inc. (Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA, 02269).

Massachusetts And New York Requirements

These appliances are approved for installation in the following USA locations listed in the following:

Massachusetts:

These fireplaces are approved for installation in the US state of Massachusetts if the following additional requirements are met-

Installation and repair must be done by a plumber or gas fitter licensed in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

The flexible gas line connector used shall not exceed 36 inches (92 centimeters) in length.

The individual manual shut-off must be a T- handle type valve.

Vent-Free appliances may NOT be installed in bedrooms or bathrooms.

A working smoke detector must be installed in the area where vent-free appliances are installed.

Seller of unvented propane or natural gasfired supplemental room heaters shall provide to each purchaser a copy of 527 CMR 30 upon sale of the unit.

NOTE: DIAGRAMS & ILLUSTRATION NOT TO SCALE.

New York:

These fireplaces are approved for installation in the US state of New York, but not in New York city.

COMBUSTION AND VENTILATION AIR

These heaters shall not be installed in a confined space. The heater may be located in unusually tight construction provided the space is unconfined, or if confined, is provided with two permanent openings communicating directly with an additional room(s) of sufficient volume so that the combined volume of all connected spaces meets the criteria for an unconfined space, (National Fuel Gas Code ANSI Z223.1 (latest edition), Section 5.3). Generally 50 ft 3 per 1,000 BTU input of all operating appliances in the space.

The National Fuel Gas Code defines a confined space as a space whose volume is less than 50 ft 3 per 1,000 BTU/Hr (4.8 m3 per kw) of the aggregate input rating of all appliances installed in that space and an unconfined space as a space whose volume is not less than 50 ft 3 per 1,000 BTU/Hr (4.8 m3 per kw) of the aggregate input rating of all appliances installed in that space. Rooms communicating directly with the space in which the appliances are installed, through openings not furnished with doors, are considered a part of the unconfined space.

Unusually tight construction is defined as construction where:

a.wall and ceilings exposed to the outside atmosphere have a continuous water vapor retarder with a rating or one perm or less with openings gasketed or sealed, and

b.weather stripping has been added on operable windows and doors, and

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

Use the following equations to determine if you have a confined or unconfined space.

1.Determine the volume of space — ft 3.

Length x Width x Height = _____ ft 3 (Include adjoining rooms with doorless passageways or ventilation grills between rooms.)

Example: 16' (L) x 16' (W) x 8' (H) = 2048 ft 3

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2.Divide the volume of space by 50 ft 3 to determine the maximum BTU/Hr the space can support.

______ (volume of space – ft 3)/ 50 ft 3 = (Maximum BTU/Hr the space can support)

Example: 3072 ft 3 / 50 ft 3 = 40.96

or 40,960 BTU/Hr the space can support.

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

Vent-Free heater

 

_______

BTU/Hr

Gas appliance #1*

 

_______

BTU/Hr

Gas appliance #2

+ _______

BTU/Hr

Total = _______

BTU/Hr

Example:

 

 

 

VFST Vent-free heater

32,000

BTU/Hr

Gas appliance #1

 

34,000

BTU/Hr

(water heater)

 

 

 

Total =

66,000

BTU/Hr

* Do not include direct-vent gas appliances. Direct-vent is sealed combustion and draws combustion air from the outdoors.

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

_________

BTU/Hr

 

(max. the space can support)

_________

BTU/Hr

 

(actual amount of BTU/Hr used)

Example:

 

40,960

BTU/Hr

 

(max. the space can support)

66,000

BTU/Hr

 

(actual amount of BTU/Hr used)

The space in the above example is a confined space because the actual BTU/Hr used is more than the maximum BTU/Hr the space can support. You must provide additional fresh air.

WARNING: IF THE AREA IN WHICH THE HEATER MAY BE OPERATED IS SMALLER THAN THAT DEFINED AS AN UNCONFINED SPACE, PROVIDE ADEQUATE COMBUSTION AND VENTILATION AIR BY ONE OF THE METHODS DESCRIBED IN THE NATIONAL FUEL GAS CODE, ANSI Z223.1 1992, SECTION 5.3 OR APPLICABLE LOCAL CODES.

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Your options are:

a.Rework equations adding the space of adjoining room(s). If the extra volume provides an unconfined space, then remove door or add ventilation grills between rooms. Refer to National Fuel Gas Code, ANSI Z223.1 1992, Section 5.3.

b.Vent room directly to the outdoors. Refer to National Fuel Gas Code, ANSI Z223.1 1992, Section 5.3.

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

LOCATION OF FIREPLACE

Carefully select the best location for installation of your VFST or VFPF series Unvented Room Heater. The following factors should be taken into consideration:

Clearance to side wall, ceiling, woodwork and windows.

Location must not be affected by drafts caused by kitchen exhaust fans, return air registers for forced air furnaces/air conditioners, windows or doors.

Installation must provide adequate ventilation and combustion air.

Do not install the VFST or VFPF series heaters in a sleeping room or bathroom.

Never obstruct the front opening of the heater or restrict the flow of combustion and ventilation air.

This appliance may be installed in an aftermarket* manufactured (Mobile) Home, where not prohibited by state or local codes.

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

Minimize modifications to existing construction.

To ensure even heat distribution, it is best to position the heater centrally within the rooms. Make sure there is adequate ventilation where the heater is installed. The gas appliance will shut off if the oxygen level falls below 18%.

NOTE: DIAGRAMS & ILLUSTRATION NOT TO SCALE.

These appliances are uniquely suited for installations requiring a utility shelf positioned directly above the fireplace. Utility shelves like these are commonly used for locating television sets and decorative plants.

To provide for the lowest possible shelf surface, combustible materials used to support a utility shelf directly above these appliances should be positioned just above the appliance top spacers. The minimum height from the base of the appliance to the underside of combustible materials used to construct a utility shelf is 43-1/4” (1099 mm).

The appliance should be mounted on a fully supported base extending the full width and depth of the unit. The appliance may be located on or near conventional construction materials. However, if installed on combustible materials, such as carpeting, vinyl tile, etc., a metal or wood barrier covering the entire bottom surface must be used.

If the appliance is to be elevated above floor level, a solid continuous platform must be constructed.

WARNING: MAINTAIN MINIMUM CLEARANCES.

Do not install in the vicinity of gasoline or other flammable liquids. The heater must be kept clear and free from these combustible materials and may not be located near where they are stored.

Clearances

WARNING: DO NOT INSTALL VFST SERIES UNVENTED ROOM HEATERS IN SLEEPING QUARTERS, OR IN RECREATIONAL VEHICLES.

WARNING: DO NOT INSTALL THE VFST UNVENTED ROOM HEATER:

WHERE CURTAINS, FURNITURE, CLOTHING OR OTHER FLAMMABLE OBJECTS ARE LESS THAN 42" FROM THE FRONT OF THE UNVENTED ROOM HEATER.

IN HIGH TRAFFIC AREAS.

IN WINDY OR DRAFTY AREAS.

Ensure the minimum clearances shown in Figures 1 and 2 are maintained.

Combustible mantles may be installed above the appliance (as shown in Figure 2 ). The mantle projection may be extended beyond 8" if the height above the firebox opening is increased proportionately as detailed by the increments shown.

Minimum clearance to combustibles are:

Appliance:

 

each side - 1/2”

 

 

 

 

 

floor - 0"

 

 

 

 

 

adjacent wall - 0"

 

 

 

 

 

ceiling - 37-1/2” (953 mm)

 

 

 

0" Clearance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

to Combustible

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Side Wall

 

 

 

 

37-1/2"

Max. Projection (See Figure 2)

 

(953 mm)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Min. to

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ceiling from

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top of

Combustible

 

 

 

 

 

Appliance

Mantel

 

 

 

 

 

Door

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(See Figure 2)

Figure 1

A hearth extension is not required with this appliance. If a hearth extension is used, do not block the lower control compartment door. Any hearth extensions used is for appearance only and does not have to conform to standard hearth extension installation requirements.

Note: Combustible wall finish materials and/or surround materials must not be allowed to encroach the area defined by the appliance front face (black sheet metal). Never allow combustible materials to be positioned in front of or overlapping the appliance front face.

 

Combustible

 

 

Finished Wall

 

 

Materials

 

 

8''

Header

 

(203 mm)

Spacer

 

 

21"

2"

 

(533 mm)

 

(50 mm)

 

 

 

14"

(356 mm) Top of Appliance Top of Door Frame

VF Series

Figure 2

PREINSTALLATION

Check that all listed parts have been received.

Carefully inspect the heater case and contents for shipping damage and immediately inform the dealer from whom you purchased the gas fireplace if any damage is found.

The appliance is shipped with all gas controls and components installed and pre-wired. Remove the shipping carton, exposing the screen panel assemblies or optional (if installed) glass doors. Remove wood slats and remove and discard the wood slat mounting brackets. Loosen and remove the three (3) 1/4"-20 x 1" Phillips pan head screws at the three (3) tabs located along the top of the screen or glass door frame top edge. Tilt the frame outward and disengage the three (3) tabs along the bottom from the three (3) brackets at the bottom of the firebox opening. Remove the door and set the panel aside protecting it from inadvertent damage. Retain the three (3) screws for use on reassembly. Repeat the procedure (if required) to gain access to the other side of the appliance. Remove the logs, packaged inside the firebox and also set aside.

Check Gas Type

This appliance can only be connected to the gas type specified on the appliance data plate. This appliance can not be modified in the field for a different gas type. If the gas type to be used is not the one specified contact the dealer to obtain the correct gas appliance.

Note: Illustrations shown in this manual reflect “typical” installations with nominal dimensions and are for design and framing reference only. Actual installations may vary due to individual design preferences. However, always maintain minimum clearances to combustible materials and do not violate any specific installation requirements.

Note: The following steps represent the normal sequence of installation. Each installation is unique, however, and might require a different sequence.

CAUTION: HEATERS CREATE WARM AIR CURRENTS. THESE CURRENTS MOVE HEAT TO WALL SURFACES NEXT TO HEATER. INSTALLING HEATER NEXT TO VINYL OR CLOTH WALL COVERINGS OR OPERATING HEATER WHERE IMPURITIES IN THE AIR (SUCH AS TOBACCO SMOKE) EXISTS, MAY DISCOLOR WALLS.

ASSEMBLY STEPS

The typical sequence of installation follows, however, each installation is unique resulting in variations to those described.

NOTE: DIAGRAMS & ILLUSTRATION NOT TO SCALE.

1. Construct the appliance framing.

2. Route gas supply line to appliance location.

3. Install nailing flanges. Install the hoods.

4. Position the appliance within the framing and secure with nailing brackets.

5.Make connection to gas supply.

6.Assemble the Carbon Monoxide Safety Shutoff (COSS).

7.Install the operating control switch and bring in electrical service line for forced air circulating blower (optional equipment).

8.Mount forced air kit (optional equipment).

9.Install the logs and Rockwool.

10.Checkout appliance operation.

11.Install screen assembly or (optional) glass door.

INSTALLATION STEPS

Built-In Systems

WARNING: DO NOT ALLOW FANS TO BLOW DIRECTLY INTO THE FIREPLACE. AVOID ANY DRAFTS THAT ALTER BURNER FLAME PATTERNS.

WARNING: DO NOT USE A BLOWER INSERT, OR OTHER ACCESSORY NOT APPROVED FOR USE WITH THIS HEATER.

Do not burn solid fuels in this listed unvented gas room heater.

Note: Appliance Dimensional Specifications are shown in Figure 3.

Step 1. Frame the VFST appliance as illustrated in Figures 4 and 5.

The header may be in direct contact with the top metal spacers, but must not rest on them or be notched to fit around them.

Step 2. Route a 1/2" (13 mm) gas line along the left or right side framing (Figure 6 ). The primary method for the SF is from the right end (when viewed from the control side) straight in to the valve. ST's may be routed as the PF's are, from the left using an assembly composed of a 3/8" street elbow, a 3/8" elbow and 3/8" 6" long nipple.

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VFST APPLIANCE SPECIFICATIONS

 

 

5-1/2"

 

 

 

(140 mm)

 

 

 

 

 

42-3/4"

 

 

 

(1086 mm)

 

31-3/4"

 

20"

37-1/4"

 

(946 mm)

(806 mm)

 

(508 mm)

 

 

 

 

34"

 

J Box/Gas Line

4-1/2"

(864 mm)

 

(114 mm)

4"

 

Opening

 

(102 mm)

 

(2 Places)

 

 

 

24"

40"

(610 mm)

(1016 mm)

Left End View

42"

 

(1067 mm)

5-1/2"

Front View

(140 mm)

(VFST)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

31-3/4"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3-1/8"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5/8"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(79 mm)

(806 mm)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(16 mm)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(458 mm)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gas Line

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(504 mm)

 

4"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opening

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(102 mm)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

24"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(610 mm)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top View

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Figure 3

 

 

Right End View

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VFST FRAMING SPECIFICATIONS

2 x 4 Outside

Energy Wall

Wall

 

Framing Dimensions

*

 

A 22-3/4" (578 mm)*

Bracket

 

 

 

B 43-1/4" (1099 mm) Min.

Bracket

Drywall

 

 

 

Drywall

 

 

 

 

C 43" (1092 mm) Min.

 

 

 

Gas

*Note: Framing dimensions

 

 

 

Line

 

 

 

 

calculated for 5/8"

 

 

 

 

drywall finish.

Bracket

Bracket

 

A

Drywall

 

 

*

C

 

 

 

 

2 x 4 Wall

 

 

 

 

 

B

 

Framing Top View

 

 

Gas Line

 

 

*1/2" (13mm) Required Air Space Clearance

 

Figure 4

Figure 5

 

 

 

6

NOTE: DIAGRAMS & ILLUSTRATION NOT TO SCALE.

 

 

 

VFPF APPLIANCE SPECIFICATIONS

20" (508 mm)

18" (457 mm)

Open End

4-1/2"

(114 mm)

4"

(102 mm)

24"

(610 mm)

J Box/Gas Line

Opening

(Both Sides)

End View

Figure 6

VFPF FRAMING SPECIFICATIONS

Gas

Line

A

C

B

Figure 7

5-1/2"

(140 mm)

42-3/4"

 

(1086 mm)

 

20"

37"

(940 mm)

(508 mm)

 

 

34"

 

(864 mm)

40" (1016 mm)

Front View

(VFPF)

5/8"

(16 mm) 3-1/8"

(79 mm)

31-3/4"

 

 

 

 

 

18"

 

 

 

 

(806 mm)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(458 mm)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top View

2 x 4 Outside

Energy Wall

Wall

Gas Line

 

Framing Dimensions

 

 

A

22-3/4" (578 mm)*

 

*

Bracket

 

B

40-1/8" (1016 mm) Min.

Bracket Drywall

Drywall

C 43" (1092 mm) Min.

 

 

 

*Note: Framing dimensions calculated for 5/8" drywall finish.

Framing Top View

* 1/2" (13mm) Required Air Space Clearance

Figure 8

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7

All appliances have a 3" long 3/8" NPT nipple installed at the valve. To quickly and easily complete the gas line routing, use the gas flex line kit, Model GFLV.

1/2"

Gas

Stud

Plate

Line

 

 

 

3-7/8"

 

 

 

(98 mm)

 

 

 

4"

 

Standard

 

(102 mm)

 

Left Side

 

 

 

 

Stud

1/2"

Gas

 

Plate

 

Line

 

 

 

11-3/8"

 

(289 mm)

Primary

4-1/8"

Right Side (ST)

(105 mm)

Figure 9

Step 3. Remove the nailing flanges from the lower control compartment and install in place with three (3) screws each. Align with the three holes on each side of the appliance (refer to

Figure 5 ).

Install the hood on all units. Position the hood in the open area above the appliance door. Insert the tabs, on each end of the hood, into the bracket at each end. Bend the two tabs over to secure.

Step 4. Position appliance into prepared framing, secure with 6d nails at the nailing flange along each side.

Step 5. Connecting Gas Line – Make gas line connections. All codes require a shut-off valve mounted in the supply line. Figure 10 illustrates two methods for connecting the gas supply. Installation methods and materials must be in compliance with local codes.

The gas control valve is located in the lower control compartment. To access the valve open the lower control compartment door (Figure 11 ). The control valve has a 3/8" NPT thread inlet port and is fitted with a 3" (76 mm) long nipple, 3/8" NPT on both ends. Plan the connections accordingly.

8

 

Gas Flex Line Kit, Model GFLV

1/2" x 3/8" Flare

3/8" NPT x 3/8"

Flare Fitting

Shut-Off Valve

Gas Valve

 

3/8" Flex Tubing

 

3/8" Nipple, Standard

 

with all Units

Gas Stub

3/8" Union

3/8" Close Nipple

 

 

3/8" Shut-Off Valve

 

1/2" x 3/8" Reducer

Figure 10

 

Route the gas line using techniques and materials prescribed by local and/or national codes. If the gas line must be routed from the left hand side (viewed from the gas controls), route the gas line around the valve and connect to the valve from the right hand side. The left hand gas line opening has been offset to allow for easy attachment of hard piping from the left hand side, when hard piping (black iron) is required by local codes.

For ease in installation, the offset is designed to utilize (1) a 3/8" street elbow at the valve, replacing the nipple provided with the appliance and oriented to the rear, (2) a 6", 3/8" nipple and (3) a 3/8" standard elbow returning to the left and aligning with a gas line routed through the left hand opening.

Control

Valve

Lower Control

Compartment Door

Figure 11

Secure all joints tightly using appropriate tools and sealing compounds (ensure propane resistant compounds are used in propane applications).

Turn on gas supply and test for gas leaks, using a gas leak test solution (also referred to as bubble leak solution).

Note: Using a soapy water solution (50% dish soap, 50% water) is an effective leak test solution but it is not recommended, because the soap residue that is left on the pipes/ fittings can result in corrosion over time. Never use an open flame to check for leaks.

A.Light the appliance (refer to safety and lighting instructions on page 15) (See *Note).

B.Brush all joints and connections with the gas leak test solution to check for leaks. If bubbles are formed, or gas odor is detected, turn the gas control knob to the “OFF” position. Either tighten or refasten the leaking connection and retest as described above.

C.When the gas lines are tested and leak free, be sure to rinse off the leak testing solution.

D.When the gas lines are tested and leak free, observe the individual tongues of flame on the burner. Make sure all ports are open and producing flame evenly across the burner. If any ports are blocked, or partially blocked, clean out the ports.

An external regulator must be used on all propane (L.P.G.) heaters, in addition to the regulator fitted to the heater, to reduce the supply tank pressure to 13" w.c. (maximum).

WARNING: CONNECTING DIRECTLY TO AN UNREGULATED PROPANE TANK CAN CAUSE AN EXPLOSION.

NOTE: DIAGRAMS & ILLUSTRATION NOT TO SCALE.

Step 6. Installing the Optional Remote Wall Switch – The standard millivolt system comes from the factory wired as shown in Figure 12. Select a convenient location for the remote wall switch and connect the wiring to the appliance (Figure 13 ).

CAUTION: DO NOT CONNECT THE OPTIONAL REMOTE SWITCH TO A 120V POWER SUPPLY.

Note: The optional rocker switch is mounted to the appliance and wired in the same way as the remote wall switch.

VFST Series

Standard Wiring Diagram

If any of the original wire as supplied must be replaced, it must be replaced with Type AWM 105° C – 18 GA. wire.

From Thermocouple

*

*

TH

Thermopile

TP

 

TPTH

 

* For Rocker or ON/OFF Wall Switch Attachment Only.

Figure 12

VFST Series

Optional Wiring Diagram

If any of the original wire as supplied must be replaced, it must be replaced with Type AWM 105° C – 18 GA. wire.

From Thermocouple

 

Optional ON/OFF

 

Wall Switch/Rocker Switch

 

*

*

TH

Thermopile

 

 

 

TP

 

 

TPTH

 

 

Factory Wired

Field Wired

* For Rocker Switch Attachment Only.

Figure 13

Step 7. Installing the Optional Forced Air Blower Kit Wiring – A receptacle plate is provided for the installation of the FAB-1100 forced air blower kit (optional). Electrical power must be provided to this plate to operate the blower.

Route a 3-wire, 120Vac power line with control switch to the lower left front corner of the appliance.

OFF/ON Blower

Wall Switch

 

To Fuse or

Black

Circuit Breaker

 

Receptacle

120V

White

}60HzAC

Fireplace

 

Junction Box

 

Blower Wiring Diagram

Ground Wire

Connection

White

 

 

(Supply)

 

Blower

 

 

 

 

(Lower)

 

 

Outlet

120 Vac

 

 

60 Hz

Bipolar

 

 

 

 

Terminal

 

Black

Screw

Black

(Supply)

 

Wire

Mating

Connectors

Red Wire

Figure 14

Note: Supply wires may be alternatively connected to the outlet using the screw terminals, however the black supply wire must be ganged wired to the same terminal that the pre-wired black wire is attached to and the white supply wire must be connected to the opposite side of the outlet.

Supply wires are to be connected to the outlet as shown in Figure 14, ensuring that the polarity (as determined by the colors of the wires) is exactly as shown. The black and red wire loop must be left intact, with the mating connectors connected.

IMPORTANT: Ground lead must be connected to the green screw located on the junction box cover plate. Failure to do so will prevent the appliance from operating. The appliance must be electrically grounded in accordance with local codes or, in the absence of local codes, the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70-(latest edition). (In Canada, the current CSA C22-1 Canadian Electrical Code.)

The forced air blower kit may be mounted at initial appliance installation or at any time thereafter. Follow the instructions provided with the blower kit.

Finished Wall Details

It is sometimes best to frame the appliance after it has been positioned in place. Frame with 2 x 4s or heavier lumber. Always frame in accordance with local building codes.

Note: The header may rest on the top spacers but must not be notched to fit around them.

In order to install the appliance facing flush with the finished wall, position the framework to accommodate the thickness of the finished wall (Refer to Figures 2, 3 and 5 ).

If you live in a cold climate, seal all cracks around your appliance with noncombustible material and wherever cold air could enter the room. It is especially important to insulate outside chase cavity between studs and under floor on which appliance rests, if floor is above ground level.

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9

Assembling the Logs

WARNING: DO NOT ADD EXTRA LOGS OR ORNAMENTS SUCH AS PINE CONES, VERMICULITE OR ROCK WOOL. USING THESE ADDED ITEMS CAN CAUSE SOOTING.

WARNING: DO NOT PLACE ANY LAVA ROCK ON LOGS OR BURNERS. THIS MAY CAUSE SOOTING.

Step 8. The heater includes a unitized set of ceramic fiber logs. The heater and logs are assembled as shown in Figure 15. Handle these logs with great care. The logs can be easily damaged, but when handled properly they can provide years of performance and enjoyment.

Pilot

Cut Out

Figure 15

10

After setting the logs into position as described above, ensure they are properly and firmly situated. The heater will not function as intended if the logs are not correctly positioned.

Periodically check the positioning of the logs.

WARNING: FAILURE TO POSITION THE PARTS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THESE DIAGRAMS OR FAILURE TO USE ONLY PARTS SPECIFICALLY APPROVED WITH THIS HEATER MAY RESULT IN PROPERTY DAMAGE OR PERSONAL INJURY.

Flame Appearance

REFER TO THE OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS LOCATED AT THE BACK OF THIS MANUAL BEFORE LIGHTING THE HEATER TO OBSERVE THE FLAMES.

Flames from the pilot, front and rear burner should be visually checked as soon as the heater is installed. In addition a periodic visual check of the flames should be made. The pilot flame should always be present when the heater is in operation and should just envelope the tip of the thermocouple (Figure 16 ).

WARNING: NO ADJUSTMENTS ARE TO BE MADE TO THE ODS PILOT SYSTEM. TAMPERING WITH THIS SYSTEM CAN BE EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS.

Figure 16

An incorrect pilot flame is shown in Figure 17. This pilot flame will cause the thermocouple to cool. When the thermocouple cools, the heater will shut off. If pilot flame pattern is incorrect, or if heater shuts off, contact your service representative.

NOTE: DIAGRAMS & ILLUSTRATION NOT TO SCALE.

Figure 17

In normal operation, at full rate, after 15 minutes the following flame appearance should be observed:

Burner Flame Characteristics – The flames should be yellow. The flames should extend about 3 – 4" above the logs for natural gas and 2 – 3" above for propane (L.P.G.) gas (Figure 18 ).

Figure 18

Appliance Operation

WARNING: THE LOWER CONTROL COMPARTMENT AREA AND LOWER CONTROL COMPARTMENT ACCESS DOOR ARE EXTREMELY HOT WHEN THE APPLIANCE IS INOPERATION. EXERCISEEXTREMECARE

WHEN ACCESSING THIS AREA. TOUCH

ONLY THE FAR ENDS OF THE LOWER CONTROL COMPARTMENT DOOR WHEN OPENING WHILE THE APPLIANCE IS HOT.

Step 9. Checking the System – With gas line installed run initial system checkout before closing up the front of the unit. Follow the pilot lighting instructions on page 15.

Note: Instructions are also found on the pull out panel located on the bottom surface of the appliance.

When first lighting the appliance, it will take a few minutes for the line to purge itself of air. Once purging is complete, the pilot and burner will light and operate as indicated in the instruction manual. Subsequent lightings of the appliance will not require such purging. Inspect the pilot flame (remove logs, if necessary, handling carefully).

The pilot flame should be steady, not lifting or floating. Flame should be blue in color with traces of orange at the outer edge.

The top 3/8" (10 mm) at the pilot generator (thermocouple) should be engulfed in the pilot flame (NG only).

Replace logs if removed for pilot inspection.

To light the burner; turn “ON” the optional remote wall switch (if installed) and rotate the gas valve control knob counterclockwise to the “ON” position.

Step 10. Installing the Screen Panel Assembly – Retrieve the screen door frame. Position the door frame in front of the firebox opening in the brackets at the base of the fireplace front opening. Lean the door frame back towards the fireplace ensuring that the frame seats evenly as it draws shut.

Install the three (3) 1/4"-20 x 1" Phillips pan head screws removed previously and tighten to secure.

Installing the Optional Glass Door

Position the door frame in front of the firebox opening, with the joint in the gasket down. Locate the three (3) tabs at the bottom edge of the door frame into the three (3) brackets at the base of the fireplace front opening. Lean the door frame back towards the fireplace ensuring that the frame seats evenly as it draws shut.

Figure 19

OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT

An incomparable package of options are available for use with these appliances. These options can both customize the operation of these unique appliances and enhance their beauty and charming appeal. All options are available in kit form, are easy to install and are packaged complete with all required parts and instructions. Some of the option kits need to be fitted prior to completing the installation of the appliance. The following paragraphs detail the kit options available for use with the appliances covered in this manual.

These outstanding optional items can be added individually or in sets of two or more to customize your vent-free appliance to fit your homes unique needs.

The appliances covered in this manual are heater rated and produce a great deal of heat. Decorative brass trim pieces and hoods may tarnish because of their proximity to the heater opening and front face. Tarnishing of these pieces is normal, unavoidable and should be expected.

Forced Air Kit

The FAB-1100 assembly provides a forced air circulation feature for your appliance. This kit mounts directly into the lower intake chamber with an electrical connection made at the receptacle provided. The appliance must have an independent 120Vac power line incorporated at the time of installation. Refer to Step 6 of the installation instructions supplied with the forced air kit (Figures 20 and 21 ).

NOTE: DIAGRAMS & ILLUSTRATION NOT TO SCALE.

Figure 20

Blower Motor

Grounded to Appliance

Motor Plug

Receptacle

120V

Appliance Junction Box

Figure 21

Remote Control Kit

The Model RCL adds the convenience of remote control for your appliance. The kit includes a wireless, hand held transmitter and a receiver that replaces the wall switch. This special receiver permits either manual or remote control modes. Both receiver and transmitter operate on standard 9 volt batteries (not included). Refer to the RCL installation instruction for specific details.

Wall Switch Kit

An optional wall switch kit can be installed along with all vent-free appliances. The kit consists of a standard UL wall switch with cover plate. This kit provides for remote (wall) operation of the appliance. Replace the wall switch and cover plate of this kit with the components of the FWSK and you can have true remote control of your vent-free appliance, turning it on and off from your favorite easy chair. The wall switch kit should be installed along with the appliance. Refer to Figure 13 and Step 6 for detailed installation instructions.

11

Solid Brass Hood Kit

An attractive solid brass hood kit is available for use with these VF appliances. The brass hood kit is designed to be fitted to your appliance above the door. In addition to providing an aesthetically pleasing appearance to your appliance installation, the hood reduces heat effects to decorative mantles and finish materials located directly above the fireplace opening. The hood kit includes the necessary attaching hardware. This kit can be retrofitted to previously installed appliances.

Solid Brass Louver Kit

Solid brass louvers are available for use with these appliances. These louvers are designed to replace the standard black louvers that are provided with the appliance. The brass louver kit includes three (3) louvers that simply snap into place. They provide a touch of elegance to the VF appliance. This kit can be retrofitted to previously installed appliances.

Optional on Unit Rocker Switch

An optional rocker switch kit can be installed directly on all VFST series appliances to provide for On and Off operation in lieu of a wall switch. This kit is designed to install in the lower control compartment out of view and is perfect for use in high volume areas such as lobbies and model homes where limited access to the appliance On/Off switch is desirable. This kit can be retrofitted to previously installed appliances and may be temporarily installed in place of other switch circuitry.

Wall Thermostat Kit

A wall thermostat kit is available for use with these appliances. The wall thermostat is designed to be wired directly to the appliance millivolt gas control circuit and provide automatic On/Off control of the appliance to maintain a desired temperature within the room.

12

Solid Brass Hood Kit

An attractive solid brass hood kit is available for use with these VF appliances. The brass hood kit is designed to be fitted to your appliance above the door. In addition to providing an aesthetically pleasing appearance to your appliance installation, the hood reduces heat effects to decorative mantles and finish materials located directly above the fireplace opening. The hood kit includes the necessary attaching hardware. This kit can be retrofitted to previously installed appliances.

Square Trim Kit

A square trim kit is available for the VFST Series. This kit is easy to install and does not require hardware to attach it as designed, directly to the standard door frame. The four piece square trim kit can be installed without the bottom or bottom and side pieces to customize the look of our appliance. This kit can be retrofitted to previously installed appliances.

Decorative Volcanic Stone

The decorative volcanic stone, Model FDVS, can be used to enhance the look of your appliance. Spread the decorative volcanic stone evenly around the bottom of the firebox.

Brass Square Surround Kit

A decorative brass square surround kit is available for use with these appliances. The BSK-6 is designed to attach directly to the front face of the appliance at its extreme edges. The BSK-6 provides a picture frame finish for the appliance 2-1/2" wide. The brass square surround kit can be retrofitted onto previously installed appliances.

Screen Panel Kit

An optional screen panel can be installed on the VFST door. This screen panel is easy to install using the provided hardware. The screen panel can be installed with both ceramic and tempered glass in the door. This kit can be retrofitted to previously installed VFST appliances.The screen panel kit can not be used in conjunction with either of the decorative arch kits.

NOTE: DIAGRAMS & ILLUSTRATION NOT TO SCALE.

Decorative Arch Kits

Two arch kits are available for the VFST Series. A one-piece complete door arch kit and a fourpiece arch frame kit. Both kits are easy to install and do not require hardware to attach them to the standard door frame. The four-piece arch frame kit can be installed without the bottom or bottom and side pieces to customize the look of your appliance. These kits can be retrofitted to previously installed VFST Series appliances. The decorative arch kits can not be used in conjunction with the screen panel kit.

Glass Door Kit

The VF6BDK Glass Door can be installed in pairs on the appliance in place of the standard screen panels. The glass doors add beauty and protection for your appliance. Glass doors prevent cross drafts that may cause unwanted flame impingement on the logs.

Gas Flex Line with Valve

A gas flex line kit is available to aid in attaching the appliance to the gas supply. This kit can only be used where local codes permit. The kit includes a 1/2" NPT to 3/8" flare in line shut-off valve, a 12" flex line 3/8" female flare through and a 3/8" flare to 3/8" NPT fitting. The components of this kit are rated for both natural and propane gas. This kit is designed to be used as an aid in installing the appliance.

WARNING: CHILDREN AND ADULTS SHOULD BE ALERTED TO THE HAZARDS OF HIGH SURFACE TEMPERATURES. USE CAUTION AROUND THE APPLIANCE TO AVOID BURNS OR CLOTHING IGNITION. YOUNG CHILDREN SHOULD BE SUPERVISED WHEN THEY ARE IN THE SAME ROOM AS THE APPLIANCE.

OPERATION AND CARE OF YOUR APPLIANCE

1.Appliance operation may be controlled through the optional ON/OFF unit rocker switch, located in the lower control compartment, or through a remotely located optional wall switch or wall thermostat. Separate switches may provide independent control for the forced air blower and remote fireplace operation (optional equipment).

2.These heater rated units are equipped with a two stage (HI, LOW) gas control valve. To cycle the burner between the HI and LOW settings, rotate the control knob, located in the center of the valve front face, clockwise and counterclockwise respectively.

3.When lit for the first time, the appliance will emit a slight odor for an hour or two. This is due to the “burn-in” of the internal paints and lubricants used in the manufacturing process. Additionally, when lit for the first time, this appliance may produce smoke, this is normal and should be expected. For the first few hours, operate the appliance with doors and windows open to encourage the dissipation of smoke and fumes.

4.Upon each lighting of the appliance, condensation may occur and fog the inside of the glass panel. This condition will disappear shortly as the appliance heats.

5.Keep lower control compartment clean by vacuuming or brushing at least twice a year. More frequent cleanings may be required due to excessive lint from carpeting, bedding materials, etc. It is important that the control compartments, burners and circulating air passageways of the heater be kept clean.

6.Always turn off gas to pilot before cleaning. Before relighting, refer to the lighting instructions in this manual. Instructions are also found on a pull-out panel located on the floor of the appliance.

7.Always keep the appliance area clear and free from combustible materials, gasoline and other flammable liquids.

8.Remember, this appliance has a continuous burning pilot flame. Exercise caution when using products with combustible vapors.

CLEANING AND SERVICING

WARNING: TURN OFF THE UNVENTED GAS ROOM HEATER AND ALLOW TO COOL BEFORE CLEANING.

Only limited cleaning will be required under the normal use of the heater. Dust the front grate, the top of the piezo cover and the control knob occasionally. Do not use cleaning fluids to clean the logs or any other part of the room heater.

Remove the log assembly, gently handling by holding each log at each end. Use a vacuum cleaner to remove loose particles from the base and from around the burners. Gloves are recommended to prevent the fibers from pricking your skin. If the skin is pricked, wash gently with soap and water. Replace the logs as detailed in Step 8 Assembling the Logs.

If, after a period of use, the flames start to exhibit unusual shapes and behavior, or the burners fail to ignite smoothly, then the burner holes may require some cleaning. If this happens, it is preferable to contact your nearest dealer to get the appliance serviced.

REPLACEMENT PARTS

An exploded view of the room heater with numbered parts and a parts list can be found on page 19. All parts should be ordered through your Lennox distributor or dealer. Parts will be shipped at prevailing prices at time of order.

When ordering repair parts, always give the following information:

1.The model number of the heater.

2.The serial number of the heater.

3.The part number.

4.The description of the part.

5.The quantity required.

6.The installation date of the heater.

If you encounter any problems or have any questions concerning the installation of this heater, please contact your distributor. For the name of your nearest distributor contact:

LHP

1110 West Taft Avenue

Orange, CA 92865

NOTE: DIAGRAMS & ILLUSTRATION NOT TO SCALE.

ACCESSORIES AND COMPONENTS

Forced Air Kit

FAB-1100

 

RCL

Remote Control Kit

RCL-STAT

 

 

Rocker Switch Kit

FRS

Wall Switch Kit

FWSK

13

ACCESSORIES AND COMPONENTS

Thermostat

WTK

Blower Thermal Sensor

BTS

 

STK-5-4

Brass Surround Kit

STK-6-4

–Main Panel

BSK-6

–End Panel

BSEK-6

 

 

Brass Hood Kit

 

–Main Panel

VF6-PBH

–End Panel

VF6-PBH-End

 

 

Gas Flex Line Kit

FFGC

Note: Model DAT-6-4 may not be used in conjunction with Model SPK-6.

4-Piece Decorative Arch Frame Kit

 

–Main Panel

DAT-6-4

–End Panel

DAET-6-4

 

 

Note: Model DAT-6-1 may not be used in conjunction with Model SPK-6. May only be used in conjuction with VF6-GDK glass doors.

2-Piece Decorative Arch Frame Kit

DAT-5-4

–Main Panel

DAT-6-1

–End Panel

DAET-6-1

Black End hood

VF6-BH-End

Brass Louvers

 

–Main Panel

VF6-BRLK

–End Panel

VF6-BRLEK

Decorative

 

Volcanic Stone

FDVS

Glass Door Panel

 

–Main Panel

VF6-GDK

–End Panel

VF6-GDK-End

Square Trim Kit

 

–Main Panel

STK-6-4

–End Panel

STEK-6-4

 

 

SUPERIOR

 

Fireplace

 

 

The

Company

SUPERIOR

Fireplace

 

 

The

 

Company

 

 

 

 

 

Conversion

Kit

Conversion

Kit

 

 

 

 

 

ST-PF Conversion Kit

ST-PF CK

 

PF-ST Conversion Kit

PF-ST CK

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TROUBLESHOOTING

 

GUIDE FOR UNVENTED GAS PRODUCTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OBSERVED PROBLEM

POSSIBLE CAUSE

 

 

REMEDY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.

When igniter button is

A. Igniter electrode positioned wrong.

 

Replace igniter.

 

 

 

pressed, there is no spark

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Replace igniter.

 

 

 

at ODS/pilot.

B. Igniter electrode broken.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C. Igniter electrode not connected to igniter cable.

 

Reconnect igniter cable.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D. Igniter cable pinched or wet.

 

Free igniter cable if pinched by any metal or tubing. Keep igniter cable dry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

E. Piezo igniter nut is loose.

 

Tighten nut.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

F. Broken igniter cable.

 

Replace igniter cable.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

G. Bad piezo igniter.

 

Replace piezo igniter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.

Heater produces unwanted

A. Heater burning vapors from paint, hair spray, glues, etc.

 

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

 

 

 

odors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B. Gas leak. See Warning statement on the front page.

 

Locate and correct all leaks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.

Heater shuts off in use

A. Not enough fresh air is available.

 

Open window and/or door for ventilation.

 

 

 

(ODS operates).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B. Low line pressure.

 

Contact local gas company.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C. ODS/pilot is partially clogged.

 

Clean ODS/pilot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.

Gas odor even when control

A. Gas leak. See Warning statement on the front page.

 

Locate and correct all leaks (see Checking Gas Connections, page 7).

 

 

 

knob is in “OFF” position.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B. Control valve defective.

 

Replace control valve.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.

When igniter button is

A. Gas supply turned off or manual shut-off valve closed.

 

Turn on gas supply or open manual shut-off valve.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

pressed, there is spark at

B. Control knob not in “PILOT” position.

 

Turn control knob to pilot position.

 

 

 

ODS/pilot, but no ignition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C. Control knob not pressed in while in “PILOT” position.

 

Press in control knob while in pilot position.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D. Air in gas lines when installed.

 

Continue holding down control knob. Repeat igniting operation until air is

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

removed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

E. ODS/pilot is clogged.

 

Replace ODS/pilot assembly or get it serviced.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

F. Gas regulator setting is not correct.

 

Replace gas regulator.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.

ODS/pilot lights, but flame

A. Control knob not fully pressed in.

 

Press in control knob fully.

 

 

 

goes out when control knob

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

is released.

B. Control knob not pressed in long enough.

 

After ODS/pilot lights, keep control knob pressed in 30 seconds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C. Manual shut-off valve not fully open.

 

Fully open manual shut-off valve.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D. Thermocouple connection loose at control valve.

 

Hand tighten until snug, then tighten ¹⁄ turn more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

E. Pilot flame not touching thermocouple, which allows

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

thermocouple to cool, causing pilot flame to go out. This

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

problem could be caused by one or both of the following:

 

1). Contact local gas company.

 

 

 

 

1). Low gas pressure

 

 

 

 

 

2). Dirty or partially clogged ODS/pilot

 

2). Replace ODS/pilot assembly or get pilot serviced.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

F. Thermocouple damaged.

 

Replace thermocouple.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

G. Control valve damaged.

 

Replace control valve.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7.

Burner does not light after

A. Burner orifice is clogged.

 

Clean burner or replace burner orifice.

 

 

 

ODS/pilot is lit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B. Burner orifice diameter is too small.

 

Replace burner orifice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C. Inlet gas pressure is too low.

 

Contact local gas company.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8.

Delayed ignition of burner.

A. Manifold pressure is too low.

 

Contact local gas company.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B. Burner orifice is clogged.

 

Clean burner or replace burner orifice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9.

Burner backfiring during

A. Burner orifice is clogged or damaged.

 

Clean burner or replace burner orifice.

 

 

 

combustion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B. Burner damaged.

 

Replace burner.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C. Gas regulator defective.

 

Replace gas regulator.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10.

Slight smoke or odor during

A. Vapors from paint or curing process of logs.

 

Problem will stop after a few hours of operation. SFC recommends running the

 

 

 

initial operation.

 

 

 

 

heater with excess ventilation for the first few hours.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11.

Heater produces a whistling

A. Turning control knob to “HI” position when burner is cold.

 

Turn control knob to “LO” position and let warm up for a minute.

 

 

 

noise when burner is lit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B. Air in gas line.

 

Operate burner until air is removed from line. Have gas line checked by local gas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

company.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C. Dirty or partially clogged burner orifice.

 

Clean burner or replace burner orifice.

 

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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS

FOR YOUR SAFETY READ BEFORE LIGHTING

WARNING: IF YOU DO NOT FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS EXACTLY, A FIRE OR EXPLOSION MAY

RESULT CAUSING PROPERTY DAMAGE, PERSONAL INJURY OR LOSS OF LIFE.

A. This heater has a pilot which must be lit by hand. When

Immediately call your gas supplier from a neighbor’s

 

lighting the pilot, follow these instructions exactly.

 

phone. Follow the gas supplier’s instructions.

 

B. BEFORE OPERATING smell all around the heater area for gas.

If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the fire

 

Be sure to smell next to the floor because some gas is heavier

department.

 

 

 

 

 

than air and will settle on the floor.

 

C. Use only your hand to push in or turn the gas control knob.

 

 

 

 

 

WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS

 

Never use tools. If the knob will not push in or turn by hand, do

 

 

 

 

not try to repair it, call a qualified service technician. Forced or

 

Do not try to light any appliance.

 

attempted repair may result in a fire or explosion.

 

 

Do not touch any electric switch; do not use any phone

D. Do not use this heater if any part has been under water.

 

in your building.

 

Immediately call a qualified service technician to inspect the

 

 

 

 

appliance and to replace any part of the control system and any

 

 

 

 

gas control which has been under water.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIGHTING INSTRUCTIONS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.

Stop! Read the safety information above.

 

8. With the control knob pressed in, push in and release the

2. Make sure manual shut-off valve is fully open.

 

piezo igniter button to light the pilot.

 

 

 

9. Hold the control knob in for a further 10 seconds to prevent

 

 

 

 

3.

Locate gas control knob and piezo.

 

the flame failure detector from shutting off the gas while the

4.

Depress control knob in and turn clockwise

to the

probe is warming up.

 

 

 

 

10. Release the control knob while turning counterclockwise

 

“OFF” position (Figure 18 ).

 

 

 

 

 

to the "ON" Position (Figure 21 ). Then adjust

5.

Wait 5 minutes to clear out any gas. Then smell for gas,

"HI-LO" knob to prefered setting.

 

 

 

including near the floor. If you smell gas, STOP! Follow “B” in

If the knob does not pop out when released, stop and

 

the safety information above. If you do not smell gas, go to the

 

next step.

 

immediately call your service technician or gas supplier.

6.

The pilot is located on the right side in front of the burner

If the pilot will not stay lit after several tries, depress and

 

(Figure 19 ).

 

turn the gas control knob clockwise

to “OFF”

 

 

 

 

and wait 30 seconds. Depress and turn knob counter-

7.

Depress control knob in and turn counterclockwise

 

clockwise

to “ON” and press igniter button

 

to the “PILOT” position (Figure 20 ). Press the control knob all

again. If your pilot does not relight depress and turn

 

the way in for 5 seconds.

 

control knob clockwise

to “OFF” and call your

 

Note: If you are running the heater for the first time it will be

service technician or gas supplier.

 

 

 

11. Wait 30 seconds before readjusting the heater when the

 

necessary to press the control knob all the way in for 30

 

seconds to allow air to bleed out of the gas piping.

 

control knob has been turned down to a lower setting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TO TURN OFF GAS TO HEATER

1.Depress and turn control knob clockwise to the “OFF” position (Figure 18 ).

 

 

 

MANUAL MATCH LIGHTING PROCEDURE — EMERGENCY ONLY

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.

If the pilot cannot be lit with the piezo igniter, the heater can be

3.

Light the match and hold the flame to the end of the pilot and

 

 

manually lit with a match.

 

 

 

ignite the pilot.

 

2.

With the right hand, depress and turn the control knob

4.

Continue to hold control knob for an additional 10 seconds to

 

 

counterclockwise

to the “ON” position. Hold in the

 

insure pilot remains lit.

 

 

knob.

 

 

5.

Release the control while turning control knob to desired

 

 

 

 

 

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setting.

 

 

 

 

 

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H I

TP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TPTH

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Note: Knob cannot be turned from “PILOT” to “OFF” unless the knob is pushed in slightly. Do not force.

Turn Control Knob to “OFF” Position

Figure 22

Pilot

Pilot Location

Figure 23

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Turn Control Knob to “PILOT” Position

Figure 24

ILOT

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Turn Control Knob to “ON” Position

Figure 25

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TPTH TP TH

TPTH TP TH

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VFST REPLACEMENT PARTS LIST

 

 

 

VFST-CMN

 

 

VFST-CMP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No.

Description

 

Part No.

 

Qty.

 

Part No.

 

Qty.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.

Valve - Millivolt

 

903489

 

1

 

901917

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.

Injector, Burner

 

110389

 

2

 

110384

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.

Pilot

 

110344

 

1

 

901915

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.

Regulator, Pilot

 

903218

 

1

 

112081

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.

Burner

 

112281

 

1

 

112281

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.

Burner, Pilot Side

 

112291

 

1

 

112291

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7.

Crossover Burner

 

110321

 

1

 

110321

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8.

Injector, Crossover Burner

 

110387

 

1

 

110388

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9.

Piezo

 

111061

 

1

 

111061

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10.

Piezo Wire

 

110361

 

1

 

110361

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11.

Log Set

 

100110

 

1

 

100110

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12.

Bar, Louver - (Black)

 

104951

 

8

 

104951

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13.

Two Piece Screen Panel W/Rods

 

121643

 

2

 

121643

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14.

Replacement Screen

 

903504

 

1

 

903504

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15.

Hood - (Black)

 

108971

 

2

 

108971

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16.

Refractory Liner

 

903216

 

2

 

903216

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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REPLACEMENT PARTS – VFST

11

15

 

7

5

12

8

16

6

2

14

12

1

13

4

3

 

10

9

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VFPF REPLACEMENT PARTS LIST

 

 

 

VFPF-CMN

 

 

VFPF-CMP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No.

Description

 

Part No.

 

Qty.

 

Part No.

 

Qty.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.

Valve - Millivolt

 

903489

 

1

 

901917

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.

Injector, Burner

 

110389

 

2

 

110384

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.

Pilot

 

110344

 

1

 

901915

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.

Regulator, Pilot

 

903218

 

1

 

112081

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.

Burner

 

112281

 

1

 

112281

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.

Burner, Pilot - Side

 

112291

 

1

 

112291

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7.

Crossover Burner

 

110321

 

1

 

110321

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8.

Injector, Crossover Burner

 

110387

 

1

 

110388

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9.

Piezo

 

111061

 

1

 

111061

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10.

Piezo Wire

 

110361

 

1

 

110361

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11.

Log Set

 

100110

 

1

 

100110

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12.

Bar, Louver - (Black) - Main Panel

 

104951

 

8

 

104951

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13.

Two Piece Screen Panel W/Rods - Main Panel

 

121643

 

2

 

121643

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14.

Replacement Screen - Main Panel

 

903504

 

1

 

903504

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15.

Hood (Black) - Main Panel

 

108971

 

2

 

108971

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16.

Refractory Liner

 

903216

 

1

 

903216

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

17.

Two Piece Screen Panel W/Rods - End

 

121644

 

1

 

121644

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18.

Replacement Screen - End

 

113511

 

1

 

113511

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

19.

Bar, Louver (Black) - End

 

104955

 

4

 

104955

 

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20.

Flat Face Louver

 

104613

 

1

 

104613

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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REPLACEMENT PARTS – VFPF

11 7

 

15

12

20

5

8

19

16

1

6

12

2

19

 

9

1

13

14

17

18

4

3

10

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