Procom PC36VFC Product specifications

VENT-FREE GAS FIREBOX
Model # PC32VFC & PC36VFC
CAUTION – FOR YOUR SAFETY
WARNING: IF THE INFORMATION IN THIS MANUAL IS NOT FOLLOWED
EXACTLY, A FIRE MAY RESULT CAUSING PROPERTY DAMAGE, PERSONAL
INJURY, OR LOSS OF LIFE.
–
Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids in 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.
FOR USE ONLY WITH A LISTED GAS-FIRED UNVENTED DECORATIVE ROOM
HEATER NOT TO EXCEED 40,000 BTU/HR. DO NOT BUILD A WOOD FIRE.
Carefully review the instructions supplied with the decorative type unvented room
heater for the minimum fireplace size requirement.
DO NOT INSTALL AN APPLIANCE IN THIS FIREBOX UNLESS THIS FIREBOX MEETS
THE MINIMUM DIMENSIONS REQUIRED FOR THE INSTALLATION.
This firebox has been tested and approved under ANSI Z21.91 for use with any ANSI
Z21.11.2 approved gas logs.
INSTALLER : Leave this manual with the appliance CONSUMER : Retain this manual
for future reference
Questions about installation, operation, or troubleshooting? Before returning to your retailer, contact our
customer service department at 1-877-886-5989, 8:00 a.m.- 4:30p.m., EST, Monday-Friday or e-mail
customerservice@usaprocom.com.
PC-PC36VFC-701-1101
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Important Safety Information ......................................................................................................................................... 3
Product Feature ............................................................................................................................................................. 4
Local Codes................................................................................................................................................................... 4
Locating Firebox ............................................................................................................................................................ 5
Installation ..................................................................................................................................................................... 6
Replacement Parts ...................................................................................................................................................... 11
Accessory .................................................................................................................................................................... 12
WARNING: READ THE INSTALLATION & OPERATION INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING THIS APPLIANCE
IMPORTANT: Read instructions and warnings carefully before starting installation. Failure to follow these instructions
may result in a possible fire hazard and will void the warranty.
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
32’ and 36” Models
Figure 1
Model
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
PC32VFC
2.381"
18.515"
19°
24.060"
7.567"
21.382"
20.718"
31.732"
29.323"
34.25”
PC36VFC
2.397"
18.870"
25°
28.770"
6.622"
26.740"
25.949"
36.031"
33.630"
42.50”
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
INSTALLER: DO NOT DISCARD THIS MANUAL – LEAVE FOR HOMEOWNER’S
FUTURE REFERENCE.
IMPORTANT: Read this owner’s manual carefully and completely before trying to assemble, operate, or service this
fireplace. Improper use of this fireplace can cause serious injury or death from burns, fire, explosion, electrical shock,
and carbon monoxide poisoning.
Only a qualified installer, service agent, or local gas supplier may install and service this product.
WARNING: Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors or liquids in the vicinity of this or any other
appliance.
CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING: Early signs of carbon monoxide poisoning resemble the flu with headaches,
dizziness, or nausea. If you have these signs, the fireplace may not be working properly. Get fresh air immediately!
Have fireplace serviced. Some people are more affected by carbon monoxide than others. These include pregnant
women, people with heart or lung disease, people who are anemic, those under the influence of alcohol, and those
living in high altitudes.
WARNING: Any change to this fireplace or its controls can be dangerous.
WARNING: Do not allow fans to blow directly into fireplace. Avoid any drafts that alter burner flame patterns.
WARNING: Do not use a blower insert, heat exchange insert or other accessory not approved for use with this
firebox.
Due to high temperatures, the appliance should be located out of traffic and away from furniture and draperies. Do not
place clothing or other flammable material on or near the appliance. Never place any objects in the fireplace.
Fireplace becomes very hot when running fireplace. Keep children and adults away from hot surfaces to avoid burns
or clothing ignition. Fireplace will remain hot for a time after shutdown. Allow surfaces to cool before touching.
Carefully supervise young children when they are in the room with the firebox.
You must operate this fireplace with the fireplace screen and hood if provided, in place. Make sure these parts are in
place and screens are closed before running firebox. The supplied hood must not be modified or replaced with a hood
that may be provided with an unvented room heater (log set) selected.
COMBUSTION AND MAKE-UP AIR
Follow the information concerning provisions for adequate combustion and vent located in the unvented room heater’s
installation instructions.
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1.
Do not place Propane/LP supply tank(s) inside any structure. Propane/LP supply tank(s) must be placed outdoors.
2.
Do not use this firebox as a wood-burning fireplace. Use only decorative unvented room heaters (log set).
3.
Keep all air openings in front and bottom of fireplace clear and free of debris. This will ensure enough air for proper
combustion.
4.
Do not run fireplace:

Where flammable liquids or vapors are used or stored.

Under dusty conditions.
5.
Before using furniture polish, wax, carpet cleaner, or similar products, turn fireplace off. If heated, the vapors from
these products may create a white powder residue within burner box or on adjacent walls or furniture.
6.
Do not use firebox if it has been under water due to shock hazard that could result with the blower accessory (if
installed) in place.
7.
Turn firebox off and let cool before servicing. Only a qualified service person should service and repair firebox.
8.
Operating firebox above elevations of 4,500 feet could cause pilot outage.
9.
To prevent performance problems, do not use propane/LP fuel tank of less than 100 lb. capacity.
10. This firebox should not be installed in a bedroom or bathroom.
11. Do not add extra logs or ornaments such as pine cones, vermiculite, or rock wool. Using these added items can
cause sooting. Do not add lava rock around base. Rock and debris could fall into the control area of fireplace. After
servicing, always replace screen before operating fireplace.
12. Use only provided hood (See page 8).
QUALIFIED INSTALLING AGENCY
Only a qualified agency should perform installation and replacement of gas piping, gas utilization equipment or
accessories, and repair and servicing of equipment. The term “qualified agency” means any individual, firm,
corporation, or company that either in person or through a representative is engaged in and is responsible for:
a)
Installing, testing, or replacing gas piping or
b)
Connecting, installing, testing, repairing, or servicing equipment; that is experienced in such work; that is familiar
with all precautions required; and that has complied with all the requirement of the authority having jurisdiction.
PRODUCT FEATURES
OPERATION
This firebox is designed for use with approved ANSI Z21.11.2 decorative type unvented room fireplaces. (Physical
size limitations apply. Refer to minimum firebox requirements supplied with log fireplace.) It requires no outside
venting or chimney making installation easy and inexpensive. When used without the blower, the firebox requires no
electricity making it ideal for emergency backup heat.
LOCAL CODES
Install and use fireplace with care. Follow all codes. In the absence of local codes, use the latest edition of The
National Fuel Gas Code, ANSI Z223.1, also known as NFPA 54*.
*Available from:
American National Standards Institute, lnc.
1430 Broadway
New York, NY 10018
National Fire Protection Association, lnc.
1 Batterymarch Park
Quincy, MA 02269-9101
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This firebox is designed for vent-free operation. State and local codes in some areas prohibit the use of vent-free
fireplace.
State of Massachusetts: The installation must be made by a licensed plumber or gas fitter in the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Sellers of unvented propane or natural gas-fired supplemental room
fireplaces shall provide to each purchaser a copy of 527 CMR 30 upon sale of the unit.
In the State of Massachusetts, unvented propane or natural gas-fired space fireplaces shall be prohibited in
bedrooms and bathrooms.
In the State of Massachusetts the gas cock must be a T-handle type. The State of Massachusetts
requires that a flexible appliance connector cannot exceed three feet in length.
LOCATING FIREBOX
PLANNING
Plan where you will install the firebox. This will save time and money later when you install the firebox. Before
installation, consider the following:
1. Where the firebox will be located. Allow for wall and ceiling clearances (see Installation Clearances, page 6).
2. Everything needed to complete installation.
3. These models CANNOT be installed in a bedroom unless the maximum BTU rating of the installed vent-free log set
is less than 10,000 Btu/Hr.
UNPACKING
1.Remove the wrapping film around unit.
2.Remove the top packaging and 4 angle beads.
3.Remove protective plastic wrap.
4.Check for any shipping damage. If firebox is damaged, promptly inform your dealer where you bought the firebox.
WATER VAPOR: A BY-PRODUCT OF UNVENTED ROOM FIREPLACES
Water vapor is a by-product of gas combustion. An unvented room fireplace produces approximately one (1) ounce
(30 mL) of water for every 1,000 BTUs (.3 kw) of gas input per hour. An unvented room fireplace is recommended as
a supplemental fireplace (a room) rather than a primary heat source (an entire house). In most supplemental heat
applications, the water vapor does not create a problem. In most applications, the water vapor enhances the low
humidity atmosphere experienced during cold weather. The following steps will help insure that water vapor does not
become a problem:
1.
Be sure the fireplace is the proper size for the application, including adequate combustion air and circulation air.
2.
If there is high humidity, the dehumidifier may be used to help lower the water vapor content of the air.
3.
Do not use an unvented room fireplace as the primary heat source.
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INSTALLATION
NOTICE: This fireplace is intended for use as supplemental heat. Use this fireplace along with your primary heating
system. Do not install this fireplace as your primary heat source. If you have a central heating system, you may run
system’s circulating blower while using fireplace. This will help circulate the heat throughout the house.
WARNING: A qualified technician must install fireplace. Follow all local codes.
WARNING: Never install the fireplace:

in a bedroom or bathroom

in a recreational vehicle

Where curtains, furniture, clothing, or other flammable objects are less than 42 inches from the front, top or sides
of the fireplace.

in high traffic areas

in windy or drafty areas
CAUTION: This fireplace creates warm air currents. These currents move heat to wall surfaces next to fireplace.
Installing fireplace next to vinyl or cloth wall coverings or operating fireplace where impurities (such as tobacco
smoke, aromatic candles, cleaning fluids, oil or kerosene lamps, etc.) in the air exist, may cause walls to discolor.
WARNING: Maintain the minimum clearances. If you can, provide greater clearances from floor, ceiling and adjoining
side and back walls.
IMPORTANT: Vent-free fireplaces add moisture to the air. Although this is beneficial, installing fireplace in rooms without
enough ventilation air may cause mildew to form from too much moisture.
CLEARANCES TO COMBUSTIBLES
Carefully follow the instructions below. This fireplace is a wall mount unit designed to sit directly on the floor or on a
mantel base.
IMPORTANT: You must maintain minimum wall and ceiling clearances during installation. The minimum clearances are
shown in Figure 1. Measure from outermost point of fireplace.
Figure 1 – Minimum Clearance to Wall
and Ceiling
Minimum Wall and Ceiling Clearances (see Figure 1)
A. Clearances from outermost point of fireplace to any
combustible side wall should not be less than 7
inches.
B.
Clearances from the fireplace to the ceiling should
not be less than 42 inches.
WARNING: Do not pack required air spaces
with insulation or other materials.
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NOTE: When firebox is installed directly on carpeting, tile or other combustible material, other than wood flooring, the
firebox must be installed on a metal or wood panel extending the full width and depth of the fireplace.
BUILT-IN FIREPLACE INSTALLATION
Figure 2 – Clearance to Combustibles
Built-in installation of this firebox involves installing
firebox into a framed-in enclosure. This makes
the front of the fireplace flush with wall. If installing
a built-in mantel above the fireplace, you must
follow the clearances shown in Figure 2.
Follow the instructions.
NOTICE: Surface temperatures of adjacent walls
and mantels become hot during operation. Walls
and mantels above the firebox may become hot
to the touch. If installed properly, these temperatures
meet the requirement of the national product standard.
Follow all minimum clearances shown in this
manual. See Figure 4.
1.
Frame in rough opening. Use dimensions shown in Figure 3
for the rough opening. If installing in a corner, use
dimensions shown in Figure 8 for the rough opening.
2.
Carefully set firebox in front of rough opening with back of
fireplace inside wall opening.
3.
Install gas piping to firebox location. See Installing Gas Line,
on page 9 and Connecting to Gas Supply in log set owner’s
manual.
Figure 4
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Figure 3 - Rough Opening for Installing in Wall
Figure 5 - Rough Opening for Installing in Corner
IMPORTANT: When finishing your firebox,
Combustible materials such as plywood and
wood framing must have 3/4 -in. clearance to the
sides and top of the firebox. Combustible
materials should never overlap the firebox
front facing. Non-combustible materials such as wall
board, gypsum board, sheet rock may be placed at
0 in. clearance to the sides and top of the firebox.
WARNING: Do not allow any combustible
materials to overlap the firebox front facing.
WARNING: Do not allow combustible or
noncombustible materials to cover any
necessary openings like louvered slots.
WARNING: Never modify or cover the louvered slots on the front of the firebox.
Assembling Hood
CAUTION: Do not operate fireplace without hood in place.
Aim three holes on firebox panel at those on heat insulation board; fix the firebox with screws pre-set on its board by
directly inserting screwdriver into holes on top firebox panel. (Please see Figure 6A )
Aim three holes on firebox panel at those on outer firebox top; fix the firebox with screws pre-set on its board by
directly inserting screwdriver into holes on top firebox panel and insulation board. (Please see Figure 6B )
Figure 6B For PC36VFC
Figure 6A For PC32VFC
INSTALLING FIREBOX USING OPTIONAL ACCESSORY MANTELS
WARNING: A qualified service person must install firebox. Follow all local codes.
This firebox may be installed using a cabinet mantel accessory against a wall in your home. The firebox and cabinet
mantel can be installed directly on the floor. Follow instructions with mantel for installation.
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INSTALLING GAS LINE
NOTI CE: A qualified service person must connect heater to gas supply. Follow all local codes.
IMPORTANT: See Connecting to Gas Supply in your log set owner’s manual for details on gas hookup.
You may run the gas line from either side of the firebox (see Figure 7). Decide which side you want to run the gas line
from.
Note: This is one option for installing shutoff valve. Check local codes for equipment shutoff valve location requirements.
Figure 7
Equipment Shutoff
Valves (Install One)
Knock Out
Locations
(Knock Out
One Hole)
Gas Line Hole
OPTIONAL BLOWER
This model can accept the optional blower and model number is FIB100.
If you plan to install or use the optional blower, a 120V AC with proper grounding electrical connection must be provided
at time of installation.
NOTE: A qualified electrician must connect electrical wiring to duplex outlet for built-in installation Follow all local codes.
In absence of local codes follow The National Electroc Code ANSI/NFPA 70.
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REPLACEMENT PARTS
NOTE: Use only original replacement parts. This will protect your warranty coverage for parts replaced under
warranty.
PARTS UNDER WARRANTY
Contact authorized dealers of this product. If they can’t supply original replacement parts, call Customer Service toll
free at (1-877-886-5989) for referral information.
When calling Customer Service or your dealer, have ready:

Your name

Your address

Model and serial number of your fireplace

How fireplace was malfunctioning

Purchase date

Usually, we will ask you to return the defective part to the factory
PARTS NOT UNDER WARRANTY
Contact authorized dealers of this product. If they can’t supply original replacement part(s) call Customer Service toll
free at (1-877-886-5989) for referral information.
When calling Customer Service have ready:

Model number of your fireplace

The replacement part number
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PARTS LIST
This list contains replaceable parts used in your firebox. When ordering parts, follow the instructions listed under
Replacement Parts on 10 of this manual.
Part..
Description
Part #
QTY
1
Screen Rod
PC32VFC-132 (PC32VFC)
1
PC36VFC-132 (PC36VFC)
1
2
Draw Screen
PC32VFC-131 (PC32VFC)
2
PC36VFC-131 (PC36VFC)
2
3
Louver Assembly
PC32VFC-000B (PC32VFC)
1
PC36VFC-120B (PC36VFC)
1
4
Magnet
FE32A155B
1
5
Blower Fixing Panel
PC32VFC-127
1
6
Blower Bracket
PC32VFC-126
1
7
Hood
FBD32D201
1
PC36VFC-117
1
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OPTIONAL ACCESSORY
QTY
Part..
Description
Part #
1
Top Trim
FB32D104
1
2
Left/Right Trim
FB32D121
2
3
Blower Assembly
FIB100
1
4
Trim Kit
TK32-100B
1
BLOWER (OPTIONAL ACCESSORY)
Refer to model FIB100 manual.
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PC32VFC
PC36VFC
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WARRANTY INFORMATION
Keep This Warranty
IMPORTANT: We urge you to fill your warranty registration card within TEN (10) days of date of installation, complete
with the entire serial number which can be found on the rating plate. Retain this portion of the card for your record.
Always specify model and serial numbers when communicating with customer service.
We reserve the right to amend these specifications at any time without notice. The only warranty applicable is our
standard written warranty. We make no other warranty, expressed or implied.
LIMITED WARRANTY:
PRO-COM warrants this product to be free from defects in materials and components for TWO (2) years from the
date of first purchase, provided that the product has been properly installed, operated and maintained in accordance
with all applicable instructions, to make a claim under this warranty, the Bill of Sale or cancelled check must be
presented.
RESPONSIBILITY OF OWNER
This warranty is extended only to the original retail purchaser. This warranty covers the cost of part(s) required to
restore this heater to proper operating condition and an allowance for labor when provided by a PRO-COM
Authorized Service Center. Warranty part(s) MUST be obtained through authorized dealers of this product and/or
PRO-COM who will provide original factory replacement parts. Failure to use original factory replacement parts voids
this warranty. The heater MUST be installed by a qualified installer in accordance with all local codes and instructions
furnished with the unit.
WHAT IS NOT COVERED
This warranty does not apply to parts that are not in original condition because of normal wear and tear or parts that
fail or become damaged as a result of misuse, accidents, lack of proper maintenance or defects caused by improper
installation. Travel, diagnostic cost, labor, transportation and any and all such other costs related to repairing a
defective heater will be the responsibility of the owner.
TO THE FULL EXTENT ALLOWED BY THE LAW OF THE JURISDICTION THAT GOVERNS THE SALE OF THE
PRODUCT, THIS EXPRESS WARRANTY EXCLUDES ANY AND ALL OTHER EXPRESSED WARRANTIES AND
LIMITS THE DURATION OF ANY AND ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES. INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF
MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE TO TWO (2) YEARS ON ALL COMPONENTS
FROM THE DATE OF FIRST PURCHASE. PRO-COM'S LIABILITY IS HEREBY LIMITED TO THE PURCHASE PRICE
OF THE PRODUCT AND PRO-COM SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY OTHER DAMAGES WHATSOEVER
INCLUDING INDIRECT. INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.
Some states do not allow a limitation on how long an implied warranty lasts or an exclusion or limitation of accidental
or consequential damages, the above limitation on implied warranties, or exclusion or limitation on damages may not
apply to you.
This warranty gives you specific legal right, and you may also have other rights that vary from state to state.
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