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INSTALLATION

INSTRUCTIONS

TM-4500 SERIES

45" Wood Burning Fireplaces

P/N 700,011M REV. A 09/2006

MODEL

TM-4500

This installation manual will enable you to obtain a safe, efficient and dependable installation of your fireplace system. Please read and understand these instructions before beginning your installation.

Do not alter or modify the fireplace or its components under any circumstances. Any modification or alteration of the fireplace system, including but not limited to the fireplace, chimney components and accessories, may void the warranty, listings and approvals of this system and could result in an unsafe and potentially dangerous installation.

IMPORTANT! TO ASSURE PROPER ALIGNMENT OF GLASS DOORS:

INSTALL THIS FIREPLACE IN A SQUARE AND PLUMB CONDITION,

USING SHIMS AS NECESSARY AT SIDES AND/OR BOTTOM.

RETAIN THESE INSTRUCTIONS

FOR FUTURE REFERENCE

WH Report No. J20054576-231

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

 

Safety Rules ....................................

page

2

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

page

2

Precautions .....................................

page

3

Introduction .....................................

page

3

Clearances/Height Requirements .....

page

3

Chimney System .............................

page

3

Assembly Outline .............................

page

4

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

page

4

Assembly Steps ...............................

page

5

Preinstallation Notes ........................

page

5

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

page

5

Installing the Fireplace .....................

page

5

Fireplace Specifications ..................

page

6

Framing Specifications ....................

page

7

Installing the Chimney System ........

page

8

Ten Foot Rule Summary ..................

page 10

Multiple Terminations ......................

page 11

Chimney Component Calculations ...

page 11

Special Offset Instructions ...............

page 11

Offset Calculations ...........................

page 12

Vertical Elevation Chart ...................

page 13

Offset Elevation Chart .....................

page 13

Installing Offsets ..............................

page 14

30° Offset through Floor/Ceiling ......

page 14

Optional Equipment Considerations . page 14

Combustion Air Kits ........................

page 14

Glass Doors .....................................

page 15

Gas Line Connection ........................

page 15

Vent Free Appliances .......................

page 15

Cold Climate Insulation ....................

page 15

Fireplace Finishes ............................

page 15

Mantels and Trim .............................

page 15

Hearth Extensions/Wall Shields .......

page 16

Finish Requirements ........................

page 18

Installation Components ..................

page 18

IMPORTANT: PLEASE READ AND UNDERSTAND THESE RULES TO FOLLOW FOR SAFETY.

1. Before starting your fireplace installation, read these installation instructions carefully to be sure you understand them completely and in entirety. Failure to follow them could cause a fireplace malfunction resulting in serious injury and/or property damage.

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2.Always check your local building codes. The installation must comply with all local, regional, state and national codes and regulations.

3.This fireplace must be installed with Security Chimneys FTF10 [10" (250 mm) inside diameter] Chimney System only. These systems are intended for use in any application where a traditional masonry type fireplace would apply. The chimney system must always vent to the outside of the building.

4.To ensure a safe fireplace system and to prevent the build-up of soot and creosote, inspect and clean the fireplace and chimney prior to use and periodically during the heating season.

5.Use solid fuel only. DO NOT use chemical chimney cleaners or flame colorants in your fireplace.

Never burn treated construction lumber or scraps. These woods burn excessively hot and may contain chemicals used to treat insects and fungus. When burned, these chemicals can pose a significant hazard.

6.DO NOT use charcoal or coal under any circumstances.

7.NEVER use gasoline, gasoline-type lantern fuel, kerosene, charcoal lighter fluid, or similar liquids to start or “freshen up” a fire in this fireplace. Keep any flammable liquids at safe distance from the fireplace.

8.NEVER leave children unattended when there is a fire burning in the fireplace.

9.Always keep flue damper open when heat is present in the fireplace.

10.Before servicing, allow the fireplace to cool. Always shut off any electricity or gas to the fireplace while working on it. This will prevent any possible electrical shock or burns.

11.This fireplace is not intended to heat an entire home or be used as a primary heat source. It is designed to ensure homeowner comfort by providing supplemental heat to the room.

12.Always ensure that an adequate supply of replacement combustion air from the outside of the house is accessible to the fire to support normal combustion. Fireplaces consume large volumes of air during the normal combustion process. In the event the home is tightly sealed with modern energy efficient features, the optional combustion air kit may not provide all the air required to support combustion.

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The manufacturer is not responsible for any smoking or related problems that may result from the lack of adequate combustion air. It is the responsibility of the builder/contractor to ensure that adequate combustion air has been provided for the fireplace.

13.DO NOT use a fireplace insert or any other products not specified herein by the manufacturer for use with this fireplace. All gas log sets must be operated with the damper clamped open, including unlisted “vent free” log sets. Listed “vent-free” log sets may be operated with the damper closed.

14."Smoke free” operation is not warranteed nor are we responsible for inadequate system draft caused by mechanical systems, general construction conditions, inadequate chimney heights, adverse wind conditions and/or unusual environmental factors or conditions beyond our control.

15.Never, under any circumstances, install a fireplace, chimney component or any accessories, that has visible or suspected physical damage as a result of handling or transportation. These items should be inspected by your distributor or qualified factory representative to ensure safe condition. When in doubt, consult your distributor.

16.For additional safety considerations and complete operating instructions, refer to the Care and Operation Manual provided with the fireplace.

TOOLS AND BUILDING SUPPLIES NORMALLY REQUIRED

Tools should Include:

Phillips screwdriver

Hammer

Saw and/or sabersaw

Level

Measuring tape

Plumb line

Electric drill and bits

Pliers

Square

Building supplies: Framing materials

Wall finishing materials

Caulking materials (noncombustible) Fireplace surround and hearth extension materials (noncombustible)

PRECAUTIONS

Note: These fireplace systems are not difficult to install. However, in the interest of safety, it is recommended that the installer be a qualified or certified “tradesman” familiar with commonly accepted fireplace installation and safety techniques as well as prevailing local codes.

The most important areas of concern dealing with the installation of factory-built fireplaces are clearances to combustible materials, proper assembly of component parts, height of the chimney system, the proper use of accessories supplied by the manufacturer and the techniques employed in using finishing materials applied to the wall surrounding the fireplace, hearth extensions and wall shields. Each of these topics will be covered in thorough detail throughout this manual. Please give each your special attention as you progress with your installation.

IMPORTANT: WHEN INSTALLING IN CANADA, THE CHIMNEY AIR KIT MUST BE INSTALLED PER THE WARNOCK HERSEY INC. LISTING.

IMPORTANT: THE MINIMUM AIR SPACE TO COMBUSTIBLES FOR THE CHIMNEY SYSTEM IS 2" (51 MM).

TYPICAL INSTALLATION

Chimney

and

Termination

Optional Position

Outside Combustion Air Kit (Optional)

Figure 1

INTRODUCTION

General Information

This fireplace is a conventional radiant heat fireplace with standard bar grates, optional outside combustion air kits and optional decorative glass doors.

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

The TM-4500 Series fireplaces have been tested and listed by Warnock Hersey Inc. (Report No. J20054576-231) to U.L. 127 standard for U.S. installations and U.L.C. S610 standard for Canadian installations. These units are intended for installation in residential homes and buildings of conventional construction, not in mobile homes.

These fireplace systems are designed for installation in accordance with the National Fire Protection Standard for chimneys, fireplaces and solid fuel burning appliances; NFPA 211 and in accordance with codes such as the BOCA Basic/National Codes, the Standard Mechanical Code, Uniform Building Codes and/or the Canadian National Code.

Chimney

Air Kit

(Canada Only)

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WARNING: FAILURE TO USE MANUFACTURE PROVIDED PARTS, VARIATIONS IN TECHNIQUES AND CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS OR PRACTICES OTHER THAN THOSE DESCRIBED IN THIS MANUAL MAY CREATE A FIRE HAZARD AND VOID THE LIMITED WARRANTY.

When complete these fireplace systems consist of five basic “sub-systems”:

1.The Fireplace

2.The Chimney and Termination

3.The Optional Glass Doors

4.The Optional Combustion Air Kit

5.The Chimney Collar Enclosure Kit (Canada Only)

CLEARANCES AND HEIGHT

REQUIREMENTS

The fireplace may be placed on or near normal construction materials*. The combustion air kit, firestop spacer and roof flashings (not chase flashings) may be placed directly on or against normal construction materials*. The chimney requires a minimum 2" (51 mm) air space to combustibles. A combustible mantle may be installed a minimum of 12" (305 mm) above the opening of the fireplace as per NFPA 211, Section 7-2.3.3. In Canada the minimum is 24" (610 mm) above the opening.

The fireplace and chimney system must be enclosed when installed in or passing through a living area where combustibles or people may come in contact with it. This is important to prevent possible personal injury or fire hazard.

For questions, please call your distributor or the manufacturer. Special restrictions apply to the front and facing of the fireplace and nearby walls (See pages 16 and 17 ).

CHIMNEY SYSTEM

This fireplace is designed and code listed for use with Security Chimneys FTF10 chimney System only. Always use Security Chimneys FTF10 chimney components with this fireplace. Do not modify or alter these components as this may cause a potential serious hazard and void the Warranty.

*Construction Materials:

 

• framing materials

• paneling

• particle board

• flooring

• millboard

• dry wall

• plywood

• etc.

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Insulate Joists

Same as Ceiling

Draft Stops

F10FS-2 Firestop

FTF10-CTDTM

Termination

Note: Non-

Combustible

Chase

Flashing

Must be

Used to

Cover

Chase

Opening

8'

(2.4m) Level

Insulation

(Thermal Barrier)

Figure 2

Optional

Insulation

in Outside

Walls of

Chase

Solid

Continuous

Surface

Outside

Base

WARNING: IF INSULATION IS USED, THE FIREPLACE MUST NOT BE PLACED DIRECTLY AGAINST IT. INSULATION OR VAPOR BARRIERS, IF USED, MUST FIRST BE COVERED WITH GYPSUM BOARD, PLYWOOD, PARTICLE BOARD OR OTHER MATERIAL TO ASSURE INSULATION AND VAPOR BARRIERS REMAIN IN PLACE.

WARNING: DO NOT PACK OR FILL REQUIRED AIR SPACES WITH INSULATION OR OTHER MATERIAL. NO MATERIAL IS ALLOWED IN THESE AREAS.

Note: Local codes may not require firestopping at the ceiling levels for outside chase installations. However, it is recommended for safety and the reduction of heat loss.

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Note: Do not insulate the chase cavity with blown or fill type insulation materials.

CHIMNEY HEIGHT

The total height of your completed fireplace system from the surface the fireplace rests on to the chimney top must not exceed 80' (24.4m) and must also meet minimum height requirements. Refer to the minimum system height chart.

Minimum System Height

Security's FTF10 Pipe

Vertical

16' 0"

 

Installation

(4.8 m)

 

 

 

One

18' 6"

 

Offset

(5.6 m)

 

 

 

Two

22' 0"

 

Offsets

(6.7 m)

 

 

 

Chase Enclosure

A chase is a vertical box-like structure constructed to surround the fireplace and chimney. Refer to Figure 2 for a typical chase configuration. As with all chimney installations, avoid overhead obstructions such as trees, power lines, etc. A chase should be constructed and insulated just like any outside wall. In a cold climate, we recommend the base of the chase should also be insulated between the solid continuous floor beneath the fireplace and the chase bottom. Chase insulation in a cold climate installation is not required for safety.

ASSEMBLY OUTLINE

Before You Start

Check your inventory list to be sure you have all the necessary parts supplied in good usable condition. Check also for any concealed damage.

Check the operation of the damper. The damper is controlled through the use of a control lever located within the firebox opening at the top center just behind the firebox lintel (Figure 3 ). The control lever snaps into place at the extreme range of motion, up and back in the closed position. When pulled forward and down, the damper is open.

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Damper

Damper

Closed

Open

Lintel

 

Combustion

Air Actuator

Figure 3

LOCATION OF FIREPLACE

Carefully select the proper location for heat circulation, aesthetics, chimney obstructions and clearance to side wall(s). With proper preplanning, a slight adjustment of a few inches can save considerable time and expense later during construction and assembly.

Hearth

Hearth

Optional

Outside

Chase

Figure 4

Carefully consider the position of the fireplace opening with respect to the location of adjacent or nearby stairwells, bath or kitchen exhaust fans and/or return air registers for forced air furnaces/air conditioners that could cause a smoking fireplace condition if the house is tightly insulated.

When locating the fireplace, consideration must be given to combustibles and final finishing. See Figure 5 and confine the final location of combustible finish materials to the "Safe Zone".

 

Black Portion Of Frame

 

Not To Be Covered With

 

Combustible Materials

 

Wall

4 ³⁄ ”

Covering

 

15°

 

¹⁄ ”

Door

Opening

 

Safe

18”

Zone

Figure 5

DO NOT permanently place furniture or other items such as decorative pillows within 60" of the fireplace front face.

ASSEMBLY STEPS

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

1.Position firebox prior to framing or into prepared framing.

2.Install chimney air kit (Canada only).

3.Install the chimney system.

4.Install optional outside combustion air kit.

5.Plumb gas line if a decorative gas appliance will be used. (Gas connections should only be performed by an experienced, licensed/certified tradesman.)

6.Complete the installation, finish wall material, surround and hearth extension to your individual taste.

7.Assemble and attach optional glass door assembly.

Study the three dimensional illustration (Figure 1 ) to get a general idea of each element of your fireplace system.

PRE-INSTALLATION NOTES

The fireplace may be installed directly on a combustible floor or raised on a platform of an appropriate height. Do not place fireplace on carpeting, vinyl or other soft floor coverings. It may, however, be placed on flat wood, plywood, particle board or other hard surfaces.

Be sure fireplace rests on a solid continuous floor or platform with appropriate framing for support and so that no cold air can enter the room from under the fireplace.

The fireplace may be positioned and then the framing built around it, or the framing may be constructed and the fireplace positioned into the opening.

Usually, no special floor support is needed for the fireplace, however, to be certain:

1.Estimate the total weight of the fireplace system including chimney and surround materials such as brick, stone, etc., to be installed. Shipping weights for the fireplace may be found on page 17.

2.Measure the square footage of the floor space to be occupied by the system, surrounds and hearth extensions.

3.Note the floor construction, i.e. 2 x 6’s, 2 x 8’s or 2 x 10’s, single or double joists, type and thickness of floor boards.

4.Use this information and consult your local building code to determine if you need additional support.

CAUTION: DO NOT BLOCK THE HEAT-CIRCU- LATING AIR INLET AND OUTLET PORTS ON CIRCULATING MODELS. DOING SO MAY RESULT IN A POTENTIAL FIRE HAZARD.

If you plan to raise the fireplace and hearth extension, build the platform assembly then position fireplace and hearth extension on top. Secure the platform to the floor to prevent possible shifting.

CLEARANCES

Minimum clearance to combustibles for the Colonial fireplace is as follows; sides and back

– 1" (25.4 mm), combustible floor – 0" (0 mm), adjacent wall 18" (457 mm), adjacent shielded wall (K factor of .84 or less 24" W x 36" H ) 12" (305 mm), ceiling – 37 ¹⁄" (953 mm).

Note: Clearance at the nailing flange for both fireplace models is 0" (0mm).

Note: Adjacent wall considerations are for an adjacent wall on only a single side. Walls should not be placed at minimum distance at both sides of the fireplace.

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INSTALLING THE FIREPLACE

Step 1. Slide the fireplace into prepared framing or position fireplace in its final position and frame later.

Step 2. Insert the metal safety strips, packaged with the fireplace, beneath the fireplace as illustrated (Figures 6 and 7 ). The safety strips should overlap 1" (25 mm) for continual coverage of the floor.

Note: Safety strips are not required when fireplace rests on a noncombustible surface.

Combustible

Wall

Zero Clearence to Rear and Side Spacers

Metal

Safety Strip

Hearth

Extension

1"

Floor

(25mm)

Figure 6

Combustible

Wall

Metal

Safety

Strip

Hearth

Extension

1"

(25mm)

Floor

Platform

Figure 7

Note: Install the hearth extension only as illustrated.

The safety strips should extend from front and sides of the fireplace 2" (51 mm). In the event a wooden support is used to elevate the fireplace above the floor, a “Z” type safety strip should be fabricated and used to protect the front surface of the wood support as well as the floor beneath the hearth extension (see Figures 8 and 9 ). The safety strips should be tacked down to prevent possible movement.

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Note: The “Z” type safety strip is not supplied.

2"

(51mm)

Metal Safety Strips with 1" (25mm) Overlap

Figure 8

Blocking

Platform

2"

(51mm)

Special “Z” Metal Safety Strips with 1" (25mm) Overlap

Figure 9

Step 3. Refer to fireplace drawings and specifications on pages 6 and 7 for framing dimensions and details. Frame appliance enclosure as illustrated in Figures 12 through 15 on page 7.

IMPORTANT: UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES CAN THE FIREPLACE TOP SPACERS (SEE FIGURE 11 ) BE REMOVED OR MODIFIED, NOR MAY YOU NOTCH THE HEADER TO FIT AROUND OR BE INSTALLED LOWER THAN THE SPACERS. THE HEADER MAY BE IN DIRECT CONTACT WITH THE TOP SPACERS BUT MAY NOT BE SUPPORTED BY THEM.

Step 4. Fireplace may be anchored to floor. Bend down four (4) anchor tabs located at the base of the fireplace and secure to the floor by nailing with 8d nails (Figure 10 ).

Anchor

Tab

Figure 10

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FIREPLACE SPECIFICATIONS

15" O.D. (381mm)

6 ⁄" (167mm)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

45 ¹⁄"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 ⁄"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(33mm)

 

(1149mm)

 

 

 

 

42 ⁄"

29"

 

 

 

 

 

(1081mm)

 

 

 

 

 

(737mm)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7" (178mm)

Front View

66 ¹⁄" (1678mm)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

17 ¹"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10 ⁄"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

47 ¹⁄"

 

 

(270 mm)

 

47 ¹⁄"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(445mm)

 

(1197 mm)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1197mm)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8 ³⁄"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(222 mm)

10 ⁄"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4 ¹⁄"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(270mm)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13 ¹⁄"

(105 mm)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(337mm)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4 ¹⁄"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8 ³⁄"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(222mm)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(114 mm)

 

 

 

 

Left Side

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Right Side

37 ¹⁄"

(946 mm)

11" (279 mm)

29 ⁄"

(748 mm)

47 ⁄" (1216 mm)

Top View

Figure 11

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66 ¹⁄"

(1678 mm)

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