Empire Comfort Systems INTERMITTENT PILOT Owner`s manual

EMPIRE
Comfort Systems
INSTALLATION Instructions
AND Owner's Manual
Vented/Vent-Free Burner
GAS-FIRED
UNVENTED GAS LOG HEATER
MODELS
MILLIVOLT
INTERMITTENT
PILOT
VFNR-24-1
VFNI-24-1
VFNR-30-1
VFNI-30-1
VARIABLE EXPANDED
INTERMITTENT
PILOT EXPANDED
VFXV-24-1
VFXI-24-1
VFXV-30-1
VFXI-30-1
VENTED DECORATIVE APPLIANCE
MODELS
MILLIVOLT
VFNR-24-1
VFNR-30-1
Installer:
Leave this manual with the
appliance.
Consumer:Retain this manual for future
reference.
WARNING: If the information in these instructions are not followed exactly, a fire or explosion may result causing property damage,
personal injury or loss of life.
— Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity of
this or any other appliance.
—WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS
• Do not try to light any appliance.
• Do not touch any electrical switch; do not
use any phone in your building.
• Immediately call your gas supplier from
a neighbor’s phone. Follow the gas supplier’s instructions.
• If you cannot reach your gas supplier,
call the fire department.
— Installation and service must be performed
by a qualified installer, service agency or the
gas supplier.
This appliance may be installed in an aftermarket
permanently located, manufactured (mobile)
home, where not prohibited by local codes.
This appliance is only for use with the type of gas
indicated on the rating plate. This appliance is not
convertible for use with other gases.
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 page 11.
WARNING: If not installed, operated and
maintained in accordance with the manufacturer's
instructions, this product could expose you to
substances in fuel or from fuel combustion which
can cause death or serious illness.
Water Vapor: A By-Product of Unvented
Room Heaters
Water vapor is a by-product of gas combustion.
An unvented room heater produces approximately
one (1) ounce (30ml) of water for every 1,000
BTU's (.3KW's) of gas input per hour. Refer to
page 10.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Section Page
VFXI and VFNI Quick Start Guide................................................................................................3-4
Safety Information for Users of LP-Gas.......................................................................................... 5
Important Safety Information........................................................................................................... 6
Requirements for Canada............................................................................................................... 7
Introduction...................................................................................................................................... 8
Product Specification....................................................................................................................... 9
General Information....................................................................................................................... 10
Water Vapor: A By-Product of Unvented Room Heaters............................................................... 10
Provisions for Adequate Combustion & Ventialation Air................................................................ 11
Clearances............................................................................................................................... 11-12
Combustible Material..................................................................................................................... 13
Fireplace Preparation.................................................................................................................... 13
Installing as a Vented Appliancd.................................................................................................... 14
Before Fully Installing the Appliance............................................................................................. 14
Gas Supply.................................................................................................................................... 15
Placement of Glowing Embers and Lava Rock............................................................................. 16
Operation Instructions/Flame Appearance.................................................................................... 16
VFNR-(24,30) Lighting Instructions............................................................................................... 17
VFXV-(24,30) Lighting Instructions................................................................................................ 18
VFXI-(24,30) Lighting Instructions................................................................................................. 19
Pilot Flame Characteristics.......................................................................................................20-21
Cleaning and Servicing................................................................................................................. 21
GV34 Remote Control Instructions...........................................................................................22-23
GV34 Remote Control Wiring........................................................................................................ 24
VFXI and VFNI Remote Control Instructions............................................................................25-28
VFXI and VFNI Remote Control Wiring......................................................................................... 29
Troubleshooting............................................................................................................................. 30
Parts List....................................................................................................................................... 31
Parts View..................................................................................................................................... 32
Master Parts Distrubotr List........................................................................................................... 33
How To Order Repair Parts........................................................................................................... 33
Warranty........................................................................................................................................ 34
Appliance Service History............................................................................................................. 35
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Quick Start Guide - Intermittent Pilot Systems
To START the Fireplace:
If the pilot is NOT lit:
1. At the same time, press the “OFF” and high flame buttons and release once there is an
audible “beep” sound.
2. The pilot will ignite on the sixth beep. You may hear a clicking sound around the same
time as that beep, this is normal.
3. There will be a total of 14 beeps. The main burner will ignite approximately 15 seconds
after the pilot.
If the pilot IS lit.
1. To ignite the burner, press the high flame button (there will be a beep) for approximately
5 seconds until there is a soft click, then release the button.
To ADJUST the Flame Height
1. Double-click the small flame button. “LO” will be displayed.
2. Double-click the large flame button. Flame automatically goes to high fire. “HI” will be
displayed.
To SHUT OFF the Fireplace
1. To completely shut off the burner and ignitor, press and hold the “OFF” button until the
unit “beeps.” The flames will go on the burner out once any lingering gas is used up.
2. To shut off the burner but keep the ignitor on, push the low flame button (bottom right) for
10 seconds and then release.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, SEE OPERATION INSTRUCTIONS.
VFXI and VFNI Remote Quick Start Instructions: Cut out this page and keep it near your remote.
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SAFETY INFORMATION FOR USERS OF LP-GAS
Propane (LP-Gas) is a flammable gas which can cause fires
and explosions. In its natural state, propane is odorless
and colorless. You may not know all the following safety
precautions which can protect both you and your family from
an accident. Read them carefully now, then review them point
by point with the members of your household. Someday when
there may not be a minute to lose, everyone's safety will depend
on knowing exactly what to do. If, after reading the following
information, you feel you still need more information, please
contact your gas supplier.
LP-GAS WARNING ODOR
If a gas leak happens, you should be able to smell the gas because of the odorant put in the LP-Gas.
That's your signal to go into immediate action!
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Do not operate electric switches, light matches, use your
phone. Do not do anything that could ignite the gas.
Get everyone out of the building, vehicle, trailer, or area. Do
that IMMEDIATELY.
Close all gas tank or cylinder supply valves.
LP-Gas is heavier than air and may settle in low areas such
as basements. When you have reason to suspect a gas leak,
keep out of basements and other low areas. Stay out until
firefighters declare them to be safe.
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Use your neighbor's phone and call a trained LP-Gas service
person and the fire department. Even though you may not
continue to smell gas, do not turn on the gas again. Do not
re-enter the building, vehicle, trailer, or area.
Finally, let the service man and firefighters check for escaped
gas. Have them air out the area before you return. Properly
trained LP-Gas service people should repair the leak, then
check and relight the gas appliance for you.
no odor detected - odor fade
Some people cannot smell well. Some people cannot smell the
odor of the chemical put into the gas. You must find out if you
can smell the odorant in propane. Smoking can decrease your
ability to smell. Being around an odor for a time can affect your
sensitivity or ability to detect that odor. Sometimes other odors in
the area mask the gas odor. People may not smell the gas odor
or their minds are on something else. Thinking about smelling a
gas odor can make it easier to smell.
The odorant in LP-gas is colorless, and it can fade under some
circumstances. For example, if there is an underground leak, the
movement of the gas through soil can filter the odorant. Odorants
in LP-Gas also are subject to oxidation. This fading can occur if
there is rust inside the storage tank or in iron gas pipes.
The odorant in escaped gas can adsorb or absorb onto or into walls,
masonry and other materials and fabrics in a room. That will take
some of the odorant out of the gas, reducing its odor intensity.
LP-Gas may stratify in a closed area, and the odor intensity could
vary at different levels. Since it is heavier than air, there may be
more odor at lower levels. Always be sensitive to the slightest gas
odor. If you detect any odor, treat it as a serious leak. Immediately
go into action as instructed earlier.
some points to remember
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Learn to recognize the odor of LP-gas. Your local LP-Gas
Dealer can give you a "Scratch and Sniff" pamphlet. Use it to
find out what the propane odor smells like. If you suspect that
your LP-Gas has a weak or abnormal odor, call your LP-Gas
Dealer.
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If you are not qualified, do not light pilot lights, perform
service, or make adjustments to appliances on the LP-Gas
system. If you are qualified, consciously think about the
odor of LP-Gas prior to and while lighting pilot lights or performing service or making adjustments.
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Sometimes a basement or a closed-up house has a musty
smell that can cover up the LP-Gas odor. Do not try to light
pilot lights, perform service, or make adjustments in an area
where the conditions are such that you may not detect the
odor if there has been a leak of LP-Gas.
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Odor fade, due to oxidation by rust or adsorption on walls of
new cylinders and tanks, is possible. Therefore, people should
be particularly alert and careful when new tanks or cylinders
are placed in service. Odor fade can occur in new tanks, or
reinstalled old tanks, if they are filled and allowed to set too
long before refilling. Cylinders and tanks which have been
out of service for a time may develop internal rust which will
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cause odor fade. If such conditions are suspected to exist,
a periodic sniff test of the gas is advisable. If you have any
question about the gas odor, call your lp-gas dealer. A
periodic sniff test of the lp-gas is a good safety measure
under any condition.
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If, at any time, you do not smell the LP-Gas odorant and you
think you should, assume you have a leak. Then take the same
immediate action recommended above for the occasion when
you do detect the odorized LP-Gas.
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If you experience a complete "gas out," (the container is
under no vapor pressure), turn the tank valve off immediately.
If the container valve is left on, the container may draw in
some air through openings such as pilot light orifices. If this
occurs, some new internal rusting could occur. If the valve is
left open, then treat the container as a new tank. Always be
sure your container is under vapor pressure by turning it off
at the container before it goes completely empty or having it
refilled before it is completely empty.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
DANGER: Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided,
will result in death or serious injury.
WARNING: Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided,
could result in death or serious injury.
CAUTION: Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided,
could result in minor or moderate injury.
NOTICE: Addresses practices not related to personal injury.
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An unvented room heater having an input rating of more than
6,000 Btu per hour shall not be installed in a bathroom
An unvented room heater having an input rating of more than
10,000 Btu per hour shall not be installed in a bedroom or bathroom.
Never burn solid fuels in a fireplace where a gas log set is installed.
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.
Children and adults should be alerted to the hazards of high surface temperature and should stay away to avoid burns or clothing
ignition.
Young children should be carefully supervised when they are in
the same room as the appliance.
This unit complies with ANSI Z21.11.2 Unvented Heaters and it
also complies with ANSI Z21.60 Decorative Vented Appliances
for Solid Fuel Burning Fireplaces. State or local codes may only
allow operation of this appliance in a vented configuration. Check
your state or local codes.
Correct installation of logs, proper location of the heater and
annual cleaning are necessary to avoid potential problems with
sooting. Sooting, resulting from improper installation or operation,
can settle on surfaces outside the fireplace.
Avoid any drafts that could alter burner flame patterns. Do not
allow fans to blow directly into the fireplace. Do not place a blower
inside burn box area of firebox. Ceiling fans may create drafts
that alter burner flame patterns. Sooting and improper burning
will occur as a result of drafts.
WARNING: Do not allow fans to blow directly into the fireplace.
Avoid any drafts that alter burner flame patterns.
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WARNING: Do not use a blower insert, heat exchanger insert
or other accessory not approved for use with this heater.
Periodic examination and cleaning of the venting system of
the solid-fuel burning fireplace, including frequency of such
examination and cleaning, by a qualified agency.
The installation must conform with local codes or, in the absence
of local codes, with the National Fuel Gas Code, ANSI Z223.1/
NFPA54.
NOTICE: Installation and repair should be done by a qualified
service person. The appliance should be inspected before use
and at least annually by a qualified service person. More frequent
cleaning may be required due to excessive lint from carpeting,
bedding material, etc. It is imperative that the control compartment, burners and circulating air passageways of the appliance
be kept clean.
Any safety screen or guard removed for servicing an appliance
must be replaced prior to operating the appliance. Provide adequate combustion and ventilation air.
The flow of combustion and ventilation air MUST NOT be obstructed.
Provide adequate clearances around air openings into the combustion chamber and adequate accessibility clearance for servicing and proper operation. NEVER obstruct the front opening of
the appliance.
An unvented room heater intended for installation in a solid-fuel
burning fireplace shall comply with the following instructions.
A fireplace screen must be in place when the appliance is operating
and, unless other provisions for combustion air are provided, the
screen shall have an opening(s) for introduction of combustion
air.
Solid-fuels shall not be burned in a masonry or UL 127 factorybuilt fireplace in which an unvented room heater is installed.
Any glass doors shall be fully opened when the appliance is in
operation.
Any outside air ducts and/or ash dumps in the fireplace shall be
permanently closed at time of appliance installation.
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WARNING: Failure to keep the primary air opening(s) of the
burner(s) clean may result in sooting and property damage.
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WARNING: Before installing in a solid-fuel burning fireplace,
the chimney flue and firebox must be cleaned of soot, creosote,
ashes and loose paint by a qualified chimney cleaner.
WARNING
When used without adequate combustion and ventilation
air, heater may give off CARBON MONOXIDE, an odorless,
poisonous gas.
Do not install heater until all necessary provisions are
made for combustion and ventilation air. Consult the
written instructions provided with the heater for information
concerning combustion and ventilation air. In the absence
of instructions, refer to the National Fuel Gas Code,
ANSI Z223.1/NFPA 54, Air for Combustion and Ventilation,
or applicable local codes.
This heater is equipped with a PILOT LIGHT SAFETY SYSTEM
designed to turn off the heater if not enough fresh air is
available.
DO NOT TAMPER WITH PILOT LIGHT SAFETY SYSTEM!
If heater shuts off, do not relight until you provide fresh air.
If heater keeps shutting off, have it serviced. Keep burner and
control compartment clean.
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CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING MAY LEAD TO DEATH.
Early signs of carbon monoxide poisoning resemble the flu,
with headache, dizziness and/or nausea. If you have these
signs, heater may not be working properly. Get fresh air at
once! Have heater serviced.
Some people – pregnant women, persons with heart or lung
disease, anemia, those under the influence of alcohol, those
at high altitudes – are more affected by carbon monoxide
than others.
The pilot light safety system senses the depletion of oxygen
at its location. If this heater is installed in a structure having
a high vertical dimension, the possibility exists that the
oxygen supply at the higher levels will be less than that at
the heater. In this type of application, a fan to circulate the
structure air will minimize this effect. The use of this fan will
also improve the comfort level in the structure. When a fan
is used to circulate air, it should be located so that the air
flow is not directed at the burner.
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REQUIREMENTS FOR CANADA
This unit cannot be installed in an UNVENTED application, this
unit can only be installed as a VENTED application with these
requirements.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
This unit complies with ANSI Z21.60and CGA 2.26 Decorative
Gas Appliances For Installation In Solid Fuel Burning Fireplaces.
Do not burn wood or solid fuels in a fireplace where a decorative
gas log set is installed. This appliance is for installation only in
a solid fuel burning fireplace, masonry fireplace or manufactured
fireplace.
Warning: Any modification to this gas log set or to controls
can be dangerous. Improper installation or use of the gas log set
can cause serious injury or death from fire, burns, explosion or
carbon monoxide poisoning.
1. Please follow all local codes regarding installation, combustion and ventilation air or in the absence of local codes follow
the National Fuel Gas Code ANSI Z223.1(U.S. installation), or
CAN/CGA-B149, Installation Code (Canada installation).
2. Proper installation, burner pan location and log placement is
important to achieve optimum look and performance of your
gas log set. The logs have been designed for easy location
and placement on the grate and the log placement instructions must be followed for proper operation.
3. Do not operate this log set with glass doors in the closed position. A fireplace screen must be in place when the log set is
burning. Adequate combustion air must be provided for proper
venting. All flames should go up and out the top of the firebox
into the flue vent. If any flames float or curl forward into the
room do not operate appliance. Check for an open flue and
adequate combustion air into the room. A damper clamp must
be installed on the firebox damper to maintain an open flue
vent condition. Refer to fireplace owners manual INSTALLING DAMPER CLAMP section.
4. Young children must be carefully supervised when they are in
the same room as the gas log while in operation. Do not place
stockings, clothing or any flammable material above or near
the fireplace.
5. Do not substitute or use materials other than those supplied
for use with the log set.
6. Also refer to IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION in the
fireplace Owner's Manual.
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WARNING; DO NOT OPERATE THIS GAS LOG SET WITH
GLASS DOORS CLOSED
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Clothing or other flammable material should not be placed on
or near the appliance.
Do not place trash or other articles on the log set during operation.
During manufacturing, fabricating and shipping, various components of this appliance are treated with certain oils, films or
bonding agents. These bonding agents are not harmful but
may produce annoying smoke and smells as they are burned
off during initial operation of the appliance. This is a normal
temporary occurrence. A window should be opened during the
initial bake out period.
Keep burner and control compartment clean.
WARNING: Before installing in a solid fuel burning fireplace, the chimney flue and firebox must be cleaned of soot,
creosote, ashes and loose paint by a qualified chimney cleaner.
Installation and repair should be done by a qualified service
person. The appliance should be inspected before use and
at least annually by a qualified service person. More frequent
cleaning may be required due to excessive lint from carpeting, bedding materials, hair from pets, etc. It is imperative that
control compartments, burners and circulating air passageways of the appliance be kept clean.
Do not put anything around the fireplace that will obstruct the
flow of ventilation air.
Do keep the appliance area clear and free from combustible
material, gasoline and other flammable vapors and liquids.
A yearly examination and cleaning of the venting system of
the solid-fuel burning fireplace must be performed by a qualified agency.
Do make a periodic visual check of pilot and burners. Clean
and replace damaged parts.
Do not use this appliance if any part has been under water.
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.
Never burn solid fuels in fireplace where a gas log set is installed.
This unit complies with ANSI Z21.60 Decorative Vented Appliances for Solid Fuel Burning Fireplaces. State or local codes
may only allow operation of this appliance in a vented configuration. Check your regional or local codes.
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INTRODUCTION
IMPORTANT: Read all instructions carefully before starting
installation. Failure to follow these installation instructions may
result in a possible fire hazard and will void the warranty.
Save this manual for future reference.
Please read this manual before installing and using the
appliance.
Instructions to Installer
1. Installer must leave instruction manual with owner after
installation.
2. Installer must have owner fill out and mail warranty card supplied
with unvented room heater/vented decorative appliance.
3. Installer should show owner how to start and operate unvented
room heater/vented decorative appliance.
Always consult your local Building Department regarding regulations,
codes or ordinances which apply to the installation of an unvented
room heater/vented decorative appliance.
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.
This appliance is only for use with the type of gas indicated on the
rating plate. This appliance is not convertible for use with other
gases.
New Installation
VFSN Model - variable does not operate-ON is OFF/OFF is ONwires into the back of receiver are reversed.
Solid-fuels shall not be burned in a fireplace where a vented decorative
appliance is installed.
A vented decorative appliance must be installed only in a
solid-fuel burning fireplace with a working flue and constructed of
non-combustible material.
Any alteration of the original design, installed other than as
shown in these instructions or use with a type of gas not
shown on the rating plate is the responsibility of the person
and company making the change.
Important
All correspondence should refer to complete Model Number, Serial
Number and type of gas.
Attention: During initial use of log you will detect an odor as
the log is cured.
Notice: During initial firing of this unit, its paint will bake out, and
smoke will occur. To prevent triggering of smoke alarms, ventilate
the room in which the unit is installed.
WARNING
This appliance is for installation only in a solid-fuel burning
masonry or factory-built fireplace or in a listed ventless
firebox enclosure. It has been design certified for these
installations. Exception: DO NOT install this appliance in
a factory-built fireplace that includes instructions stating
it has not been tested or should not be used with unvented
gas logs.
WARNING
Any modification to this unvented gas heater or its controls
can be dangerous. Improper installation or use of the heater
can cause serious injury or death from fire, burns, explosion
or carbon monoxide poisoning.
Well Head Gas Installations
Some natural gas utilities use "well head" gas. This may affect the
Btu output of the unit. Contact the gas company for the heating value.
Contact the manufacturer or your gas company before changing
spud/orifice size.
ACCESSORIES
Description
Color
For use with VFN(R,I) AND VFX(V,I) models
EK-1
Embers Kit
ELH-1
Fireplace Hood for Vent-Free Logs
Black
ELH-2
Fireplace Hood for Vent-Free Logs
Brass
Decorative Cast Grate
Black
DCG-24-BL
For use with VFNR models only
FRBC
FRBTC
Battery Operated Remote Control
Battery Operated Remote Control with Thermostat
FREC
Electric Remote Control
FWS
Wall Switch
TMV
Wall Thermostat, Millivolt - Reed Switch
Notice: Thermostats are for Vent-Free Applications only.
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PRODUCT SPECIFICATION
PRODUCT SPECIFICATION
Natural Gas
Variable
Millivolt
Intermittent
Variable
Millivolt
Intermittent
3.5" W.C.
3.5" W.C.
7.0" W.C.
10.0" W.C.
10.0" W.C.
10.0" W.C.
Max.
10.5" W.C.
10.5" W.C.
10.5" W.C.
13.0" W.C.
13.0" W.C.
13.0" W.C.
Min.
5.0" W.C.
5.0" W.C.
7.0" W.C.
11.0" W.C.
11.0" W.C.
11.0" W.C.
Regulator pressure setting
Gas inlet pressure
Propane Gas
Model
Gas
Valve Type
BTUH Max. Rate
BTUH Med. Rate
BTUH Min. Rate
VFXV-24
Natural
Variable
38,000
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27,000
VFXV-24
Propane
Variable
38,000
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28,000
VFNR-24
Natural
Millivolt
38,000
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27,000
VFNR-24
Propane
Millivolt
38,000
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28,000
VFNI-24
Natural
Intermittent
38,000
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27,000
VFNI-24
Propane
Intermittent
38,000
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28,000
VFXI-24
Natural
Intermittent
38,000
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26,000
VFXI-24
Propane
Intermittent
38,000
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26,000
VFXV-30
Natural
Variable
40,000
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29,000
VFXV-30
Propane
Variable
40,000
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30,000
VFNR-30
Natural
Millivolt
40,000
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29,000
VFNR-30
Propane
Millivolt
40,000
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30,000
VFNI-30
Natural
Intermittent
40,000
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30,000
VFNI-30
Propane
Intermittent
40,000
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30,000
VFXI-30
Natural
Intermittent
40,000
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30,000
VFXI-30
Propane
Intermittent
40,000
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30,000
Notice: Thermostats are for Vent-Free Applications only.
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GENERAL INFORMATION
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.
Keep room area clear and free from combustible materials, gasoline
and other flammable vapors and liquids.
Unvented gas heaters are a supplemental zone heater. They are not
intended to be a primary heating appliance. Water vapor produced
by an unvented heater can create moisture problems in a home
when operated for extended periods of time.
During manufacturing, fabricating and shipping, various components
of this appliance are treated with certain oils, films or bonding agents.
These chemicals are not harmful but may produce annoying smoke
and smells as they are burned off during the initial operation of the
appliance; possibly causing headaches or eye or lung irritation. This
is a normal and temporary occurrence.
The initial break-in operation should last 2-3 hours with the burner
at the highest setting. Provide maximum ventilation by opening
windows or doors to allow odors to dissipate. Any odors remaining
after this initial break-in period will be slight and will disappear with
continued use.
This appliance must not be used with glass doors in the closed
position. This can lead to pilot outages and severe sooting outside
the fireplace.
Do not use this room heater if any part has been under water.
Immediately call a qualified service technician to inspect the room
heater and replace any part of the control system and any gas
control which has been under water.
WARNING
This appliance is equipped for (natural or propane)
gas. Field conversion is not permitted.
Before you get started
Carefully inspect the contents for shipping damage. If any parts are
missing or damaged, immediately inform the dealer from whom you
purchased the appliance. Do not attempt to install any part of the
appliance unless you have all parts in good condition.
• Plastic bag containing lava rock.
• Switch log assembly - VFNR models
• Remote kit - VFNI, VFXI, VFXV models
Millivolt controlled heater designed to be operated with optional
devices for ON/OFF functions.
• Wall switch or thermostat with wire.
• Hand held remote control with ON/OFF switch or thermostat.
Handle the gas log burner assembly by the grate and legs only.
Do not pick the unit up by the burner.
Gloves are recommended when handling logs to prevent skin
irritation. Logs are fragile - Handle with care.
Qualified Installing Agency
Installation and replacement of gas piping, gas utilization equipment or accessories and repair and servicing of equipment shall be
performed only by a qualified agency. 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) the installation, testing, or replacement of gas piping
or (b) the connection, installation, testing, repair, or servicing of
equipment; that is experienced in such work; that is familiar with all
precautions required, and that has complied with all the
requirements of the authority having jurisdiction.
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 heaters shall provide to each purchaser a copy of 527
CMR-30 upon sale of the unit.
The installation must conform with local codes or, in the absence of
local codes, with the National Fuel Gas Code, ANSI Z223.1.*
*Available from the American National Standards Institute, Inc. 11
West 42nd St., New York, N.Y. 10018.
High Altitudes: For altitudes/elevation above 2,000 feet ratings
should be reduced at the rate of 4 percent for each 1,000 feet above
sea level. Contact the manufacturer.
Make sure you have received all parts:
Check your packing list to verify that all listed parts have been
received. You should have the following:
• Gas log grate/burner assembly.
• Two (2) masonry anchoring screws and two (2) 10 x 1/2" black
sheet metal anchoring screws.
• Plastic bag containing glowing embers (rock wool) for burner
coverage.
WATER VAPOR: A BY-PRODUCT OF UNVENTED ROOM HEATERS
Water vapor is a by-product of gas combustion. An unvented room
heater produces approximately one (1) ounce (30ml) of water for
every 1,000 BTU's (.3KW's) of gas input per hour.
Unvented room heaters must be used as supplemental heat
(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.
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The following steps will help insure that water vapor does not
become a problem.
1. Be sure the heater is sized properly for the application, including
ample combustion air and circulation air.
2. If high humidity is experienced, a dehumidifier may be used to
help lower the water vapor content of the air.
3. Do not use an unvented room heater as the primary heat source
(an entire house).
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PROVISIONS FOR ADEQUATE COMBUSTION & VENTILATION AIR
This heater shall not be installed in a confined space unless provisions
are provided for adequate combustion and ventilation air.
A confined space is an area with volume less than 50 cubic feet per 1,000
Btuh of the combined input rates of all appliances drawing combustion
air from that space. Small areas such as equipment rooms are confined
spaces. Furnaces installed in a confined space which supply heated air
to areas outside the space must draw return air from outside the space
through tightly sealed return air ducts. A confined space must have 2
openings into the space for combustion air. One opening must be within
12 inches of the ceiling and the other must be within 12 inches of the
floor. The required sizing of these openings is determined by whether
inside or outside air is used to support combustion, the method by which
the air is brought to the space (vertical or horizontal duct) and by the
total input rate of all appliances in the space.
Unusually Tight Construction
The air that leaks around doors and windows may provide enough fresh
air for combustion and ventilation. However, in buildings of unusually
tight construction, you must provide additional fresh air.
Unusually tight construction is defined as construction
where:
a. Walls and ceilings exposed to the outside atmosphere have a
continuous water vapor retarder with a rating of one perm or
less with openings gasketed or sealed, and
b. Weatherstripping has been added on openable 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 wall-ceiling joints, between wall panels, at penetrations for
plumbing, electrical, and gas lines, and at other openings.
If your home meets all of the three criteria above, 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 or if the building is of
unusually tight construction, provide adequate combustion and
ventilation air by one of the methods described in the National
Fuel Gas Code, ANSI Z223.1/NFPA 54, Air for Combustion and
Ventilation, or applicable local codes.
DIVIDER
FIREPLACE
H
L2
L1
W
Example of Large Room with 1/2 Wall divider.
Figure 1
The following formula can be used to determine the maximum heater
rating per the definition of unconfined space:
Btu/Hr =
(L1 + L2)FT x (W)FT x (H)FT
x 1000
50
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, NFPA54.
Adhere to all codes, or in their absence, the latest edition of THE
NATIONAL FUEL GAS CODE ANSI Z223.1/NFPA54 which can be
obtained from:
American National Standards InstituteNational Fire Protection Association, Inc.
11 West 42nd St.
Batterymarch Park
New York, NY 10018
Quincy, MA 02269
CLEARANCES
Minimum Dimensions For Solid Fuel Burning Fireplaces UL127
Factory Built Fireplaces (Figure 2)
Model
A
B
C
D
VFNI-24
24"
14"
30"
18"
VFNR-24
24"
14"
30"
18"
VFXI-24
24"
16"
30"
18"
VFXV-24
24"
16"
30"
18"
VFNI-30
27"
14"
34"
18"
VFNR-30
27"
14"
34"
18"
VFXI-30
27"
16"
34"
18"
VFXV-30
27"
16"
34"
18"
Glass Doors
Make sure that glass doors are open during all operations of
the logset. The opening of the glass door frame should be the
dimension used for the minimum front opening of the firebox.
Follow these instructions to ensure safe installation.
Failure to follow instructions exactly can create a fire hazard.
The dimensions shown and defined in the fireplace manufacturer’s
instructions are minimum clearances to maintain in installing this
heater. Left and right clearances are determined when facing the
front of the heater.
Figure 2
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CLEARANCES (continued)
Sidewall & Ceiling Clearances
24”, 30” Log
(Figure 3)
41”
Non-Combustible Requirements for Safe Installation
Material Distance
12" or more
Non-combustible material
Less than 12"
Non-combustible material must be extended to at least 8" with the installation
of the optional fireplace hood. If you cannot extend non-combustible material at
least 8", you must operate heater with
flue damper open.
Mantel Clearances with Hood (Figure 5)
6”
You must have non-combustible materials above the fireplace
opening. Non-combustible material must extend at least 8" above
fireplace opening. With sheet metal, you must have non-combustible
material behind it.
Figure 3
The sides of the fireplace opening must be 6" from any combustible
wall. The ceiling must be at least 36" (for the 16" log) and 41" (for
18", 24" and 30" logs) from the fireplace opening.
Heat resistant materials such as slate and marble must be at least
1/2" thick. Sheet metal should not be installed onto combustible
material.
Example: A mantel may project from the wall a maximum of 2" at a
minimum of 13-1/2" above the opening, and a maximum of 6" at a
minimum of 15" above the opening.
Mantel Clearances Without Hood (Figure 4)
You must have non-combustible materials above the fireplace
opening. Non-combustible material must extend at least 12" above
fireplace opening. With sheet metal, you must have non-combustible
material behind it.
Heat resistant materials such as slate and marble must be at least
1/2" thick. Sheet metal should not be installed onto combustible
material.
Figure 5
If your installation does not meet the above minimum clearances,
you must proceed to one of the following steps:
• Operate the heater with the flue damper open. See page 14
for Installing as a Vented Appliance.
• Raise the mantel to the proper height.
• Remove the mantel.
Floor Clearance (Figure 6)
If installing heater at floor level, the minimum distance to combustibles is “0” inches.
Figure 4
If your installation does not meet the above clearances, you must
proceed to one of the following steps:
• Use a hood
• Operate the heater with flue damper open. See page 14 for
Installing as a Vented Appliance.
• Raise the mantel to the proper height.
•
Remove the mantel.
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HEATER IN FIREPLACE
OR FIREBOX
COMBUSTIBLE
MATERIAL
Figure 6
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COMBUSTIBLE MATERIAL
Do not attach combustible material to the mantel of your fireplace.
This is a fire hazard.
No greeting card, stockings or ornamentation of any type should be
placed on or attached to the fireplace. This is a heating appliance.
The flow of heat can ignite combustibles.
Figure 7
Figure 8
FIREPLACE PREPARATION
•
•
Turn off gas supply to fireplace or firebox.
Have the fireplace floor and chimney professionally cleaned to
remove ashes, soot, creosote or other obstructions. Have this
cleaning performed annually after installation.
• Seal any fresh air vents or ash clean-out doors located on floor
or wall of fireplace. If not, drafting may cause pilot outage or
sooting. Use a heat-resistant sealant. Do not seal chimney flue
damper.
Install and operate the appliance as directed in this manual.
For masonry built fireplaces
free opening area of chimnEy damper for venting
combustion products from decorative appliances
for installation in solid fuel burning fireplaces
Appliance Input Rate (BTU/hr)
20
Chimney
Height* (ft)
For factory built fireplaces
Free opening area of chimney damper for venting
combustion products from decorative appliances
for installation in solid fuel burning fireplaces
Appliance Input Rate (BTU/hr)
20
Chimney
Height* (ft)
30
40
Minimum Opening** (sq. in.)
10
11.3
16.6
22.1
15
8.6
12.6
17.3
20
7.5
10.8
14.5
25
6.6
9.6
12.6
30
6.2
9.1
11.3
35
5.7
8.0
10.8
40
5.3
7.5
10.2
Height is from hearth to top of chimney and the minimum height
is 10 feet.
** Chart shows minimum opening (sq. in.) for given height and
input rate.
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30
40
Minimum Opening** (sq. in.)
6
17.6
25.7
33.8
8
16.5
23.7
31.2
10
15.1
21.7
28.7
15
14.1
19.9
26.1
20
12.9
18.5
23.7
30
12.2
16.9
21.6
*
Height is from hearth to top of chimney and the minimum height
is 6 feet.
** Chart shows minimum opening (sq. in.) for given height and
input rate.
*
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INSTALLING AS A VENTED APPLIANCE
Notice: (Damper Clamp Installation)
When installing your log set as a vented installation the damper
clamp must be used.
When installing your log set as a vent-free installation the damper
clamp can be used to eliminate the potential for odors when burning
the logs for the first time.
Installing Damper Clamp (Figure 9)
Remove all ashes or other debris from the fireplace. If the fireplace
is equipped with an ash dump be sure to seal the door with furnace
cement or high temperature silicone. Be sure to check the damper
for proper operation and verify that the flue passageway is open.
Place the clamp over the lip of the damper and tighten the hold
down bolt until the clamp is securely attached to the damper. This
will prevent the damper from accidentally closing.
Manual and millivolt controlled gas logs may be installed as a vented
decorative log set in compliance with ANSI Z21.60 and National
Fuel Gas Code. When the gas logs are operated with the damper
open, non-combustible material and minimum mantel requirements
do not apply.
Figure 9
BEFORE FULLY INSTALLING THE APPLIANCE
•
•
Turn off the gas supply to the fireplace or firebox.
Seal any fresh air vents and/or ash clean-out doors located on
the floor or wall of the fireplace. If left unsealed, drafting may
cause pilot outage or sooting. Use a heat resistant sealant. Do
not seal the chimney flue damper.
Proper installation of the grate is essential to prevent any
movement of the gas logs and controls during operation.
Before installing in a solid fuel burning fireplace, the chimney flue
and firebox must be cleaned of soot, creosote, ashes and loose
paint by a qualified chimney cleaner.
You must secure the gas log heater to the fireplace floor. If
not, the entire unit may move when you adjust the controls.
Movement of unit may cause shifting of the gas logs which
leads to sooting and improper burning. Grate movement
could cause a gas leak.
Special care is required if you are installing the unit into a
sunken fireplace. You must raise the fireplace floor to allow
access to gas log controls. This will insure adequate air
flow and guard against sooting. Raise the fireplace floor
using noncombustible materials.
Assembly Procedure: (Figures 10 and 11)
1. Center the gas log unit in the fireplace or firebox. Make
certain the front feet of the grate sit inside the front edge of the
fireplace or firebox.
2. An anchor hole is provided in the two bottom side burner support. After centering the burner correctly, mark the hole positions
on the fireplace/firebox floor. Drill two (2) 5/32" diameter holes
approximately 1-1/2" deep for masonry screws or 1/8" hole for
sheet metal screws.
3. Anchor the burner to the fireplace/firebox floor using the screws
provided. Refer to Figure10.
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Figure 10
Figure 11
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GAS SUPPLY
Check all local codes for requirements, especially for the size and
type of gas supply line required.
Recommended Gas Pipe Diameter
Pipe Length
Schedule 40 Pipe
Inside Diameter
Tubing, Type L
Outside Diameter
Nat.
L.P.
Nat.
L.P.
0-10 feet
0-3 meters
1/2”
12.7mm
3/8”
9.5mm
1/2”
12.7mm
3/8”
9.5mm
10-40 feet
4-12 meters
1/2”
12.7mm
1/2”
12.7mm
5/8”
15.9mm
1/2”
12.7mm
40-100 feet
13-30 meters
1/2”
12.7mm
1/2”
12.7mm
3/4”
19mm
1/2”
12.7mm
100-150 feet
31-46 meters
3/4”
19mm
1/2”
12.7mm
7/8”
22.2mm
3/4”
19mm
Notice: Never use plastic pipe. Check to confirm whether your local
codes allow copper tubing or galvanized.
Notice: Since some municipalities have additional local codes, it is
always best to consult your local authority and installation code.
Installing a New Main Gas Cock
Each appliance should have its own manual gas cock.
A manual main gas cock should be located in the vicinity of
the unit. Where none exists, or where its size or location is not
adequate, contact your local authorized installer for installation or
relocation.
Compounds used on threaded joints of gas piping shall be resistant
to the action of liquefied petroleum gases. The gas lines must be
checked for leaks by the installer. This should be done with a soap
solution watching for bubbles on all exposed connections, and if
unexposed, a pressure test should be made.
Never use an exposed flame to check for leaks. Appliance must
be disconnected from piping at inlet of control valve and pipe
capped or plugged for pressure test. Never pressure test with
appliance connected; control valve will sustain damage!
A gas valve and ground joint union should be installed in the gas
line upstream of the gas control to aid in servicing. It is required by
the National Fuel Gas Code that a drip line be installed near the gas
inlet. This should consist of a vertical length of pipe tee connected
into the gas line that is capped on the bottom in which condensation
and foreign particles may collect.
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Figure 12
The use of the following gas connectors is recommended:
— ANS Z21.24 Appliance Connectors of Corrugated Metal Tubing
and Fittings
— ANS Z21.45 Assembled Flexible Appliance Connectors of Other
Than All-Metal Construction
The above connectors may be used if acceptable by the authority
having jurisdiction. The state of Massachusetts requires that a flexible
appliance connector cannot exceed three feet in length.
Pressure Testing of the Gas Supply System
1. To check the inlet pressure to the gas valve, a 1/8" (3.175mm)
N.P.T. plugged tapping, accessible for test gauge connection,
must be placed immediately upstream of the gas supply
connection to the appliance.
2. The appliance and its individual shutoff valve must be
disconnected from the gas supply piping system during any
pressure testing of that system at test pressures in excess of
1/2 psig (3.5 kPa).
3. The appliance must be isolated from the gas supply piping
system by closing its individual manual shutoff valve during
any pressure testing of the gas supply piping system at test
pressures equal to or less than 1/2 psig (3.5 kPa).
Attention! If one of the procedures results in pressures in excess
of 1/2 psig (14" w.c.) (3.5 kPa) on the appliance gas valve, it will
result in a hazardous condition.
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PLACEMENT OF GLOWING EMBERS AND LAVA ROCK
Placement of the glowing embers (rock wool) is very individual
and light coverage will provide your best effects. We recommend
separation of the rock wool by hand and make your coverage as
light and fluffy as possible.
Place just enough embers on the burner to obtain the glow and a
gold, yellow flame.
Do not place embers (rock wool) over large ports on any portion
of burner.
Placing Lava Rock in Front of Burner on Fireplace Floor
Spread lava rocks on fireplace floor in front of the burner pan. The
lava rocks are for decorative effect and are not required for fireplace
operation.
Att e ntion : D o not place lava rocks on
Burner, logs or rock wool. The lava rocks
should only be placed on the fireplace floor.
Rock wool should not be placed in the area of the pilot assembly.
Replacement of loose material (glowing embers) must be purchased
from Empire Comfort Systems, Inc. Application of excess loose
material (glowing embers) may adversely affect performance of
the heater.
WARNING: All previously applied loose material must be
removed prior to reapplication.
Refer to Parts List, Page 31 to order loose material (rock wool).
OPERATION INSTRUCTIONS/FLAME APPEARANCE
Flames from the pilot (rear right back side of the pan burner) as
well as the main flame should be visually checked as the log set
is installed.
In normal operation at full rate after 10 to 15 minutes, the flame
appearance should be sets of yellow flames.
Notice: All flames will be random by design, flame height will go
up and down.
Glowing embers (rock wool) can cover the pan burner in between
the front and middle logs, but very little is necessary to cover this
area. Excess ember material causes the yellow flame to become
orange and stringy. Apply just enough to obtain slow glow and a
gold yellow flame.
Variable - Figure 13
Avoid any drafts that alter burner flame patterns. Do not allow fans to
blow directly into fireplace. Do not place a blower inside the burner
area of the firebox. Ceiling fans may create drafts that alter flame
patterns. Sooting and improper burning will result.
During manufacturing, fabricating and shipping, various components
of this appliance are treated with certain oils, films or bonding agents.
These chemicals are not harmful, but may produce annoying smoke
and smells as they are burned off during the initial operation of the
appliance, possibly causing headaches or eye or lung irritation. This
is a normal and temporary occurrence.
Millivolt - Figure 14
The initial break-in operation should last 2-3 hours with the burner
at the highest setting. Provide maximum ventilation by opening
windows or doors to allow odors to dissipate. Any odors remaining
after this initial break-in will be slight and will disappear with
continued use.
IP - Figure 15
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VFNR-(24,30) LIGHTING 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 appliance has a pilot which must be lighted by
hand. When lighting the pilot, follow these instructions
exactly.
B. Before lighting smell all around the appliance area
for gas. Be sure to smell next to the floor because some
gas is heavier than air and will settle on the floor.
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.
C. Use only your hand to push in or turn the gas control
knob. Never use tools. If the knob will not push in or
turn by hand, don't try to repair it; call a qualified service
technician. Force or attempted repair may result in a fire
or explosion.
D. Do not use this appliance if any part has been under water.
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
Notice: For easy access to valve for lighting pilot, remove branch
log and middle log from burner assembly before lighting.
1. STOP! Read the safety information label.
2. Make sure the manual shutoff valve is fully open.
3. This gas log set is equipped with an ignition device (piezo)
which lights the pilot. If piezo ignitor does not light the pilot,
refer to Step 7.
to the “OFF” posi4. Turn gas control knob clockwise
tion, set the thermostat to the lowest setting and turn ON/OFF
switch to OFF position.
5. Wait ten (10) minutes to clear out any gas. Then smell for gas,
including near the floor. If you smell gas STOP! Follow “B” in
the safety information label. If you do not smell gas, go to the
next step.
6. From OFF position, turn the gas control knob counterclockwise
to “Pilot” position. Push in and hold control knob for
5 seconds.
to the “ON”
9. Turn gas control knob counterclockwise
position.
10. After the pilot has been lit for one minute, the burner can be
turned on. Turn the ON/OFF switch to “ON” position or adjust
thermostat to desired setting.
11. If the gas logs will not operate, follow the instructions “To Turn
Off Gas To Appliance” and call your service technician or gas
supplier.
Wait 30 seconds before readjusting the heater when the control
knob has been turned down to a lower setting.
PIEZO IGNITOR
CONTROL
KNOB
7. With the control knob pushed in, repeatedly push the piezo
ignitor button until pilot is lit (or use a match to light pilot).
8. Continue pushing the control knob in for a further 60 seconds
to prevent the flame detector from shutting off the gas while
the probe is warming up. Release the control knob.
HI / LO
REGULATOR
TO TURN OFF GAS TO APPLIANCE
1. Turn control knob clockwise
to OFF position to
completely shut off the heater.
2. If applicable: Turn ON/OFF switch to OFF position and/or set
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thermostat (if present) to lowest setting. If applicable: Turn off
all electric power to the heater.
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VFXV-(24,30) LIGHTING 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 appliance has a pilot which must be lighted by
hand. When lighting the pilot, follow these instructions
exactly.
B. Before lighting smell all around the appliance area
for gas. Be sure to smell next to the floor because some
gas is heavier than air and will settle on the floor.
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.
C. Use only your hand to push in or turn the gas control
knob. Never use tools. If the knob will not push in or
turn by hand, don't try to repair it; call a qualified service
technician. Force or attempted repair may result in a fire
or explosion.
D. Do not use this appliance if any part has been under water.
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
Notice: For easy access to valve for lighting pilot, remove branch
log and middle log from burner
assembly before lighting.
1. STOP! Read the safety
information.
2. Push in gas control knob
slightly and turn clockwise
to the “OFF”
position. Do not force.
3. Turn gas flow adjustment
knob clockwise
either manually or with
remote control to “OFF”.
4. Wait ten (10) minutes to
clear out any gas. Then
smell for gas, including near
the floor. If you smell gas
STOP! Follow “B” in the
safety information. If you do
not smell gas, go to the next
step.
5. Find pilot - the pilot is attached
to rear of burner.
to “IGN”.
6. Turn gas knob counterclockwise
7. Depress and turn gas control knob counterclockwise
to “PILOT”. A spark is produced when gas control knob is
turned between “IGN” and PILOT”. Repeatedly depress and
turn gas control knob between “IGN” and PILOT” until pilot is
ignited. Continue to hold the control knob in for about one (1)
minute after pilot is lit. Release knob and it will pop back up.
Pilot should remain lit. If it goes out, repeat steps 2 through
7.
• If the knob does not pop out when released, stop
and immediately call your service technician or gas
supplier.
• If the pilot will not stay lit after several tries, turn the gas
control knob to OFF and call your service technician.
8. Attention! Gas control has an INTERLOCK latching device.
When the pilot is initially lit and the safety magnet is
energized (pilot stays on ) the INTERLOCK latching device
becomes operative. If the gas control is turned to the “OFF”
position or gas flow to the appliance is shut off, the pilot
cannot be relighted until the safety magnet is de-energized
(approximately 60 seconds). There will be an audible “click”
when he safety magnet in the gas control is de-energized.
Pilot can now be relighted. Repeat steps 2 through 7.
9. Turn gas control knob counterclockwise
to “ON”.
10. Turn gas flow adjustment knob counterclockwise
either manually or with remote control between “OFF” and
“ON” to adjust flame height.
TO TURN OFF GAS TO APPLIANCE
1. Turn gas flow adjustment knob clockwise
manually or with remote control to “OFF”.
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either
2. Push in gas control knob slightly and turn clockwise
to “OFF”. Do not force.
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VFXI-(24,30) & VFNI(24,30) LIGHTING 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 appliance has a pilot which must be lighted by
hand. When lighting the pilot, follow these instructions
exactly.
B. Before lighting smell all around the appliance area
for gas. Be sure to smell next to the floor because some
gas is heavier than air and will settle on the floor.
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.
1.
2.
3.
4.
•
If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the fire
department.
C. Use only your hand to push in or turn the gas control
knob. Never use tools. If the knob will not push in or
turn by hand, don't try to repair it; call a qualified service
technician. Force or attempted repair may result in a fire
or explosion.
D. Do not use this appliance if any part has been under water.
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
“I/O”
(ON/OFF)
SWITCH
MAN
NO
TO IGNITE PILOT
HANDSET MODE
MANUAL MODE
To Ignite Burner
PIEZO
IGNITER
O
75 F
MAN
STOP! Read the safety information above.
Open bottom louver assembly (if applicable).
Press the "I/O" (ON/OFF) button on the valve face to "OFF."
Wait five (5) minutes to clear out any gas, then smell for gas
including near the floor. If you smell gas, STOP! Follow "B"
in the safety information above. If you don't smell gas, go to
the next step.
LIGHTING PROCEDURE - HANDSET METHOD
1. Turn control arrow on valve face to "ON." Press the "I/O" button to "I." Press the "OFF" and "UP" buttons on the handset,
firmly at the same time. A long "Beep" will sound, followed by
5 short "beeps." Ignitor will spark and will continue until pilot
is lit. For full Remote Control operation see Appliance Installation manual.
LIGHTING PROCEDURE - MANUAL METHOD
1. Press the "I/O" (ON/OFF) button to "I."
2. Turn control arrow on valve face to "MAN."
3. Using a small bladed screwdriver, press and hold button
within hole on control. Manually depress piezo igniter button
to light pilot. If pilot does not light, steps 2-3 can be immediately repeated. If the pilot will not stay lit after several tries,
follow the instructions "To Turn Off Gas to Appliance" and call
your service technician or gas supplier.
4. When the pilot is lit and stable, turn flame height control knob
counterclockwise
and the main burner will ignite.
To adjust flame height, turn flame height control knob.
SET
OFF
Press firmly
at same time
PILOT
ELECTRODE
THERMOCOUPLE
(LPG)
THERMOCOUPLE
(NATURAL)
CORRECT PILOT FLAME
PRESS IN
& HOLD
PILOT
ELECTRODE
THERMOCOUPLE
(LPG)
THERMOCOUPLE
(NATURAL)
INCORRECT PILOT FLAME
To Turn Off Gas To Appliance
MANUAL MODE - To turn off main burner, tun flame height control knob fully clockwise
. To fully shut down, press "I/O"
button to "O."
HANDSET MODE - Press "OFF" button on handset. To fully shut down, press "I/O" button to "O."
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PILOT FLAME CHARACTERISTICS
Figures 16 and 19 show a correct pilot flame pattern. The correct
flame will be blue and will extend beyond the thermocouple. The
flame will surround the thermocouple just below the tip. A slight
yellow flame may occur where the pilot flame and main burner
flame meet. Figures 17 and 20 show an incorrect pilot flame pattern.
The incorrect pilot flame is not touching the thermocouple. This will
cause the thermocouple to cool. When the thermocouple cools, the
heater will shut down.
2. Blow air pressure through the holes indicated by the arrows.
This will blow out foreign materials such as dust, lint and spider
webs. Tighten nut B also by grasping nut A.
VFNR Pilot
Figure 18
VFNI, VFXV, AND VFXI Pilot
Correct pilot flame pattern.
Figure 16
Correct Pilot Flame Pattern
Figure 19
Incorrect pilot flame pattern.
Figure 17
If pilot flame pattern is incorrect, as shown in Figure 17
• See Troubleshooting, page 30.
Cleaning and Maintenance/Pilot
Oxygen Depletion Sensor Pilot (Figure 18 )
When the pilot has a large yellow tip flame, clean the Oxygen
Depletion Sensor as follows:
1. Clean the ODS pilot by loosening nut B from the pilot tubing.
When this procedure is required, grasp nut A with an open end
wrench.
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Incorrect Pilot Flame Pattern
Figure 20
If pilot flame pattern is incorrect, as shown in Figure 20
• See Troubleshooting, page 30.
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PILOT FLAME CHARACTERISTICS (continued)
Cleaning and Maintenance/Pilot
Oxygen Depletion Sensor Pilot (Figure 21)
When the pilot has a large yellow tip flame, clean the Oxygen
Depletion Sensor as follows:
1. Clean the ODS pilot by loosening nut B from the pilot tubing.
When this procedure is required, grasp nut A with an open end
wrench.
2. Blow air pressure through the holes indicated by the arrows.
This will blow out foreign materials such as dust, lint and spider
webs. Tighten nut B also by grasping nut A.
CAUTION
Never use needles, wires, or similar cylindrical objects to
clean the pilot to avoid damaging the calibrated ruby that
controls the gas flow.
Figure 21
CLEANING AND SERVICING
Annual inspection and cleaning by your dealer or qualified
service technician is recommended to prevent malfunction
and/or sooting.
TURN OFF HEATER AND ALLOW TO COOL BEFORE
CLEANING.
Remove logs, handling carefully by holding gently at each end.
Gloves are recommended to prevent skin irritation from ceramic
fibers. If skin becomes irritated, wash gently with soap and water.
Refer to manual for correct log placement.
PERIODIC CLEANING – Refer to parts diagram for location of
items discussed below.
• Do not use cleaning fluid to clean logs or any part of heater.
• Logs - brush with soft bristle brush or vacuum with brush
attachment.
• Remove loose particles and dust from the burner areas,
controls, piezo covers and grate. Don’t remove media from
inside burner box.
• Inspect and clean burner air intake hole. Remove lint or particles
with brush. Failure to keep air intake hole clean will result in
sooting and poor combustion.
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ANNUAL CLEANING/INSPECTION – Refer to parts diagram for
location of items discussed below.
•
•
•
•
•
•
Inspect and clean burner air intake hole. Remove lint or particles
with vacuum or brush. Failure to keep air intake hole clean will
result in sooting and poor combustion.
Inspect and clean all burner ports.
Inspect ODS pilot for operation and accumulation of lint at air
intake holes.
Verify flame pattern and log placement for proper operation.
Verify smooth and responsive ignition of main burner.
Check level of ceramic media in burner. Burner should be full,
up to the level of openings in burner top.
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GV34 REMOTE CONTROL INSTRUCTIONS
NOTE: This remote is for use on VFXV Models ONLY.
THERMOSTATIC/TIMER HANDSET FEATURES
SLEEP MODE
After 8 hours off no signal between the handset and receiver, valve runs
to pilot and
Sleep Mode Icon is displayed.
INITIAL SETUP
Radio Frequency Remote
A code is selected automatically for all Mertik Maxitrol electronics from
among 65,000 random codes available.
R300 Thermostatic / Timer Models,
Patented
R300 Thermostatic / Timer Models
Icons
WARNING
On initial and subsequent receiver battery changes, the receiver has to
learn the code of the handset:
•
Power up Handset.
•
Power up Receiver (LED blinks).
•
While blinking, press any button.
•
When the Receiver LED stops blinking, the code is set.
Important! Refer to gas fire manufacturer’s operating instructions before
use.
NOTE: These remote handset and receiver are not interchangeable
with previous versions. For all lighting instructions
please refer to appliance manufacturer‘s instructions.
LCD Icon
CHANGING THE MODE OF OPERATION
Feature and Description
Timer OFF Temperature Icon and Sleep Mode. After
8 hours of no signal between the handset and the receiver, valve runs to pilot and Sleep Mode icon is displayed.
Timer ON Temperature Icon
to change the mode of operaPress and release both buttons
tion (in operating mode) in the following order:
•
Manual Mode
•
Thermostatic MOde
•
Timer Mode
Timer1 and Timer2: Uses Timer ON and Timer OFF
Temperatures at specific times set by user.
1.
.
Press and release both buttons
•
Manual Operating Mode. Ambient temperature is shown along
with battery life indicator, and the current time.
2.
Press and release both buttons
.
•
Thermostatic Operating Mode. Ambient temperature is shown
along with battery life indicator, temperature range indicator,
and the current time.
3.
Press and release both buttons
.
•
Timer Mode. Ambient temperature is shown along with battery
life indicator, temperature range indicator, the current time, and
either Timer ON (sun) or Timer OFF (moon) visible.
Temperature Range Indicator: Indicates handset is in
Thermostatic Mode (if Sun and Moon icons are also
present, indicates handset is in Timer Mode).
Ambient Temperature Display: Indicates the current
room temperature. °F or °C
Child Safety Lock: When ON (icon showing), the right
button must be pushed twice within 0.5 seconds to increase flame height.
Battery Life Indicator: 4 bars indicates a fully charged
battery.
Clock Mode: Set to 12 or 24 hour clock.
Communication Indicator: Indicates the handset is
transmitting to the reciever.
TEMPERATURE RANGE INDICATOR
Indicates set point temperature is within this range:
1 bar: 40°F to 50°F (4°C to 11°C)
2 bars: 51°F to 60°F (11°C to 16°C)
Indicator Bars
3 bars: 61°F to 70°F (16°C to 22°C)
4 bars: 71°F to 80°F (22°C to 27°C)
5 bars: 81°F to 90°F (27°C to 37°C)
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GV34 REMOTE CONTROL INSTRUCTIONS
INITIAL SETUP - PROGRAMMING MODE
TIMER PROGRAMMING MODE
•
(both buttons) and hold for 5 seconds (until
Press
screen blinks) to enter Programming Mode.
NOTE: Use (up) button only to adjust menu items. Numbers scroll up to
the highest setting and then cycle back to the beginning number. Temperature setting cycle back to OFF or pilot(“--”)
•
Press
(down) to scroll through menu items.
SETTING “ON” TEMPERATURE
•
Press
(up) to adjust menu items.
SETTING °F OR °C
1.
Press
°C.
(up) button to choose either °F or
•
Press
(down) button to set and scroll to
the next menu item.
SETTING 12 HOUR OR 24 HOUR MODE
2.Press
or “24.”
•
(up) button to choose either “12”
Press
(down) button to set and scroll to
the next menu item.
1.Press
(up) button to set ON temperature for
BOTH Timer 1 and 2 (Sun icon visible).
•
SETTING “OFF” TEMPERATURE
2.Press
(up) button to set OFF temperature for BOTH Timer 1 and 2 (Moon icon visible).
NOTE: OFF temperature can not be set higher than your
ON temperature.
•
•
Press
(down button to set and scroll to
the next menu item.
SETTING THE MINUTES
4.Press
(up)
button
to set Minutes, 00-59.
NOTE: Use right (up) button only. Numbers scroll
up (1,2,3...) to 56 then cycle back to 00.
•
Press
(down) button to set and scroll to
the next menu item.
SETTING CHILD SAFETY LOCK
5. Set Child Safety Lock either ON or OFF.
•
Press (up) button to set Child Safety Lock ON
(icon showing) or OFF.
Press
(down) button to set and scroll to the
next menu item.
SETTING TIMER 1 “ON” TIME
3. Set Timer 1 ON time
•
Press
(up) button to set ON time (scrolls in 15
minute increments).
•
Press
(down) button to set and scroll to the
next menu item.
SETTING THE HOUR
3.Press
(up) button to set the Hour, 1-12
or 0-23 then cycle back to 1 or 0.
Press
(down) button to set and scroll to the
next menu item.
SETTING TIMER 1 “OFF” TIME
4. Set Timer 1 OFF time.
•
Press
(up) button to set OFF time (scrolls in
15 minute increements).
•
Press
(down) button to set and scroll to the
next menu item.
SETTING TIMER 2 “ON” TIME
5. Set Timer 2 ON time.
•
Press
(up) button to set ON time (scrolls in 15
minute increments).
•
Press
(down) button to set and scroll to the
next menu item.
SETTING TIMER 2 “OFF” TIME
6.Press
(up) button to set OFF time (in 15 minute increments).
6. This concludes your basic programming. The remote will
automatically save your changes and go into operation
mode afet 15 seconds of inactivity. Or you can go into Timer Mode Programming.
Press (down) button to set and scroll to the next menu item.
This will enter you into Timer Mode Programming.
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•
Press
(down) button to set and scroll tot he
next menu item.
7. This concludes programming Timers 1 and 2. The remote will automatically save your changes and go into operation mode after 15
seconds of inactivity.
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GV34 REMOTE CONTROL WIRING
Thermostats are not approved on vented decorative
appliances.
VFNR Wiring Diagram
Label all wires prior to disconnection when servicing controls. Wiring
errors can cause improper and dangerous operation. Verify proper
operation after servicing.
24" and 30" Gas Logs (Millivolt) thermopile is self powered gas valve
and does not require 110 volts. See Figure 22 to provide optional wall
switch, thermostat, or remote control. Maximum length of 20 feet of
16 AWG to conductor wires is to be used with all optional switches.
Use the two leads (black wires) from ON/OFF switch to attach
optional components.
Check System Operation
Millivolt system and all individual components may be checked with
a millivolt meter 0-1000 MV range.
Remote Receiver -VFNR-(24, 30)
Use the following steps to place the remote receiver adjacent to
the gas valve.
Attention:
1. The remote receiver can not be placed behind the gas valve
and burner assembly.
2. When facing the appliance, the remote receiver must be placed
to the right of the gas valve and burner assembly.
Notice: Do not let remote control receiver come in contact with
burner assembly.
On circulating vent-free firebox, install remote control receiver
behind bottom louver.
Refer to remote control installation and operating instructions for
more details on remote control.
750 Millivolt System
When you ignite the pilot, the thermocouple produces millivolts
(electrical current) which energizes the magnet in the gas valve.
After 30 seconds to 1 minute time period you can release the gas
control knob and the pilot will stay ON. Allow your pilot flame to
operate an additional one (1) to two (2) minutes before you turn the
gas control knob from the PILOT position to the ON position. This
time period allows the millivolts (electrical current) to buildup to a
sufficient level allowing the gas control to operate properly.
Figure 22
VFXV Wiring Diagram (Prewired)
COMBINATION CONTROL
GV SERIES (WITH MOTOR)
Millivolt Control
The valve regulator controls the burner pressure which should be
checked at the pressure test point. Turn captured screw counter
clockwise 2 or 3 turns and then place tubing to pressure gauge over
test point (Use test point “A” closest to control knob). After taking
pressure reading, be sure and turn captured screw clockwise firmly
to re-seal. Do not over torque. Check for gas leaks.
VFNR
Notice: (Wiring harness located in envelope)
Connect the 2 - 1/4" terminals onto the TH and TH/TP terminals
on valve. Place decorative log to right of the gas valve and burner
assembly. When connecting to remote receiver, cut off 1/4" terminals
from wires attached to ON/OFF switch. Strip wires back about 1/4".
Connect stripped ends into remote receiver.
4 WIRE
CONNECTING
CABLE
HANDSET
RECEIVER
Figure 23
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VFXI AND VFNI REMOTE CONTROL INSTRUCTIONS
NOTE: This remote is for use on VFXI and VFNI Models ONLY.
APPLICATION
GV60 is a battery-powered electronic and control system for gas
appliances with pilot burners and ODS systems.
GENERAL NOTES
Radio Frequency Remote
433.92 MHz for Europe; 315 MHz for U.S. (FCC ID: RTDG6R) and for Canada (IC: 4943A-G6R).
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device
may not cause harmful interference, and (2) This device must
accept any interference received, including interference that
may cause undesired operation. Changes or modifications
not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.
Batteries - Remote Handset:
1 x 9V block (quality alkaline recommended)
Low battery indicator on handsets with display.
Handsets without display: the red LED gets darker.
Battery replacement is recommended after 2 years.
Batteries - Receiver:
4 x 1.5V "AA" (quality alkaline recommended)
Notice: An AC Mains Adapter may be used instead of batteries
(only the Mertik Maxitrol or an AC Mains Adapter approved by Mertik Maxitrol can be used).
Notice: During a power outage the AC Mains Adapter must be
unplugged from the receiver to operate in the battery mode.
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VFXI AND VFNI REMOTE CONTROL INSTRUCTIONS
AUTOMATIC OPERATION
Standard, Display, Timer/Thermostat RF Remote Handset
WARNING
•
(large flame)
Simultaneously press and hold the OFF and
buttons until a short beep confirms the start sequence has
begun; release buttons.
SETTING THE ELECTRONICS CODE
•
Continuing beeps confirm the ignition is in process.
Notice: The remote control and receiver are pre-programmed at
the factory. However, if for some reason they do not communicate
to each other, follow these steps to re-program.
•
Once pilot ignition is confirmed, there is main gas flow.
•
After main burner ignition the handset will automatically go
into manual mode.
Radio Frequency Remote
Caution: If the pilot does not stay lit after several tries, turn the
main valve knob to OFF and follow the instructions "Turn Off Gas
to Appliance".
Wiring of valve and receiver must be completed before starting
ignition. Failure to do so could damage the electronics.
A code is selected automatically for all Mertik Maxitrol electronics
from among 65,000 random codes available. The receiver has to
learn the code of the handset:
•
•
Press and hold the receiver's reset button (see figure 24) until
you hear two beeps. After the second, longer beep, release
the reset button.
Within the subsequent 20 seconds press the (small flame)
button on the handset until you hear two additional short
beeps confirming the code is set. If you hear one long beep,
this indicates the code learning sequence has failed or the
wiring is incorrect.
Notice: This is a one time setting only, and is not required when
changing the batteries in the remote or receiver.
Figure 25
Figure 26
TO TURN OFF APPLIANCE
Press OFF button on remote handset.
(small flame) to turn main gas to pilot gas.
Notice: Press
ADJUSTMENT - FLAME HEIGHT
Standard, Display, Timer/Thermostat RF Remote Handsets
•
Figure 24
TO TURN ON APPLIANCE
WARNING
When pilot ignition is confirmed, motor turns automatically to
maximum flame height.
•
•
Turn MANUAL knob to the ON, full counterclockwise
position.
Place ON/OFF switch (if equipped) in (ON position).
•
•
(large flame) to increase flame
In standby mode: Press
height.
Press
(small flame) to decrease flame height or to set appliance at pilot flame.
For fine adjustment tap the large/small flames.
Designated Low Fire and Hight Fire
• Double-click (small flame) button. “LO” will be displayed.
• Double-click (large flame) button. Flame automatically
goes to high fire. “HI” will be displayed.
Caution:If the appliance will not operate, follow the instructions
"TURN OFF GAS TO APPLIANCE".
SETTING °C/24 HOUR OR °F/12 HOUR CLOCK
Display, Timer/Thermostat RF Remote Handsets
•
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Press OFF and
(small flame) until display changes from
Fahrenheit/12 hour clock to Celsius/24 hour clock and vice
versa.
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VFXI AND VFNI REMOTE CONTROL INSTRUCTIONS
SETTING THE TEMPERATURE
TEMP
MODE by
• Select either the TEMP MODE or the
briefly pressing the SET button.
• Hold the SET button until the TEMP display flashes.
SETTING THE TIME
Display, Timer/Thermostat RF Remote Handsets
•
The display will flash after either:
a. Installing the battery or
b. Simultaneously pressing the
flame)
•
(large flame) to set the hour and the (small flame)
Press
to set the minute.
Press OFF to return to manual mode or simply wait and it will
automatically return to the manual mode.
•
(large flame) and
(small
•
•
•
CHANGING THE MODE OF OPERATION
Briefly pressing the SET button changes the mode of operation in
the following order:
Notice: MANUAL mode can also be reached by pressing either
(large flame) or the
(small flame).
the
and back to
MAN
TEMP
TEMP TIMER
MAN
MAN
Mode - Manual Flame Height Adjustment
(large flame) to turn on the main burner.
•
Press
•
•
(large flame) to increase the flame height.
Press
Press (small flame) to decrease the flame height or to go to
pilot standby position.
Notice: While pressing either button a symbol indicating transmission appears on the display. The receiver confirms
transmission with a beep.
TEMP - Daytime Temperature Mode
(appliance must be in standby mode; pilot ignited): The room temperature is measured and compared to the set temperature. The
flame height is then automatically adjusted to achieve the Daytime
set temperature.
- Nighttime Setback Temperature Mode
(appliance must be in standby mode; pilot ignited):
The room temperature is measured and compared to the Nighttime Setback temperature. The flame height is then automatically
adjusted to achieve the Nighttime Setback temperature.
TEMP
TIMER - Timer Mode
Setting P1 ON time
• Hold the SET button until P1 (sun) is displayed and the
time flashes.
• Set the hour by pressing the (large flame) button.
• Set the inutes by pressing the (small flame) button.
Setting P1 OFF time
• Briefly press SET button to scroll to setting P1 OFF time. P1
(moon) is displayed at the time flashes.
• Set the hour by pressing the (large flame) button.
• Set the inutes by pressing the (small flame) button.
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(large flame) or
(small
Set the desired temperature with
flame).
Press OFF or simply wait to complete programming.
Notice: When the desired room temperature is SET on the
hand held remote, the burner will automatically turn on when
the room temperature drops 3 degrees Fahrenheit (F) below
the SET temperature. The remote system will turn the burner
off when the room temperature reaches 3 degrees Fahrenheit (F) above the SET temperature. The pilot will remain lit
between burner cycles when using the thermostatic remote
control feature.
Default Settings
Program 1:
Program 2:
•
•
•
•
•
•
P1 :6:00amP1 :8:00am
P2 :11:50pmP2 :11:50pm
2 ON times can be programmed per day.
The day starts at 12:00am, ends at 11:50pm
The ON/OFF times have to be programmed in the order
P1 ≤ P1 < P2 ≤ .
If P1 = P1 or P2 = P2 the timer is deactivated.
To have the fire over night, it can be set:
P2 11:50am and P1 12:00am
Select Timer Mode by briefly pressing the SET button.
6 Hour no Communication Function
• Manual Mode/Temperature/Timer Mode: The valve will turn to
pilot flame if there is no change in flame height for a 6 hour
period. In Termperature/Timer Mode, if the ambient room temperature changes, the flame height willa djust automatically to
maintain set temperature, and the fire will continue to function
normally. The valve will turn to pilot flame if the set temperature and the ambient room temperature remain the same over
a 6 hour period.
Five Day Shut Off
• The system shuts off the fire completely if there is no change
in the flame height for 5 days.
NOTE: Before the next ignition there is a 2 minute waiting period.
MANUAL OPERATION
Follow appliance lighting instructions for gaining access to the gas
control and the pilot burner. Access to the pilot burner is only required for ignition with a match.
When turning main valve knob, do not force. Knob has a slip clutch
that clicks until the end stops are reached. This allows for manual
flame height adjustment as well as adjustment to pilot standby position.
1. STOP! Read the safety information included before proceeding.
2. Turn main valve knob to the OFF, full clockwise
position.
3. Turn MANUAL knob to the MAN, full clockwise
position.
4. Place ON/OFF switch (if equipped) in O (OFF position).
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5. Wait five minutes to clear out any gas. Verify that no gas is in
the area around the appliance, including near the floor. If you
detect gas STOP! Follow "A" in the safety information. If no
gas is present, proceed to step 6.
6. Place ON/OFF switch in (ON position).
7. With the MANUAL knob in MAN position a manual pilot valve operator and piezo igniter are accessible.
Ignition with match:
Fully push down manual pilot valve operator and hold
in, to start pilot gas flow.
Immediately light the pilot with a match, while continuing to
hold in the manual pilot valve operator for about one minute
after the pilot is lit. Release manual pilot valve operator. If
pilot does not stay lit, wait five minutes and repeat.
8.
9.
10.
11.
Ignition with piezo igniter:
Change the ignition cable from the receiver to the valve. Use
the push piezo igniter to ignite. If pilot does not stay lit, wait
five minutes and repeat.
Caution: If the pilot does not stay lit after several tries, turn
the gas control knob (main valve knob) to OFF and proceed
to step 11.
If applicable, reinstall the top cover on the burner base before
proceeding.
Turn MANUAL knob to the ON, full counterclockwise
position.
Turn main valve knob to the full ON, full
counterclockwise position.
If the appliance will not operate, follow the instructions "TURN
OFF GAS TO APPLIANCE" and call the service technician or
gas supplier.
Battery replacement
Battery replacement is recommended at the beginning of each
heating season. Do not use metal tools to remove batteries. Using
a metal tool could cause a short that may damage the receiver.
Location of Receiver
When the RF-receiver is placed in the appliance, the surrounding
metal can reduce reception considerably. The position of th antenna on the receiver also influences reception. It is recommended
to straighten the antenna. The antenna must not come in contact
or cross the ignition wire, this may render the receiver inoperable.
CAUTION: Keep receiver free from debris and dirt. Protect
the receiver with a plastic bag until all construction is complete.
CONNECTION
MANUAL PILOT
PIEZO IGNITER VALVE OPERATOR
TAB 2.8 X 0.8 mm
PIEZO IGNITER
ON/OFF SWITCH
IN ON POSITION
8 WIRE
RECEIVER JACK
MAIN VALVE KNOB
IN OFF POSITION
MICROSWITCH
Figure 27
TURN OFF GAS TO APPLIANCE
• Press OFF button on remote.
• Follow appliance instructions for gaining accessibility to the
gas control.
• Place ON/OFF switch in O (off position).
• Turn main valve knob to the OFF full clockwise
position.
• Replace appliance top cover.
MANUAL KNOB
IN POSITION FOR
AUTOMATIC IGNITION
MISCELLANEOUS
Low Battery Indication
Receiver:
three short beeps will sound when motor turns
Remote with display:
"BATT" will appear on display
Notice:Thermostatic Displays/Handsets: If the battery of the
handset is low or if the transmitter is out of the communication range, the motor turns down the valve to pilot gas
after 6 hours.
Notice: With very low battery the GV60 system shuts off the fire
completely. This will not happen if the power supply is
interrupted.
MANUAL KNOB
IN MAN POSITION
CUTOUT FOR
PILOT GAS
ADJUSTMENT
Figure 28
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VFXI AND VFNI REMOTE CONTROL WIRING
MAIN VALVE KNOB
MANUAL KNOB
PIEZO IGNITER
CONNECTION FOR
MANUAL IGNITION
COMBINATION CONTROL
ON/OFF SWITCH
O
INTERRUPTER
BLOCK
I
THERMO CURRENT
CABLE #2 OR ON/OFF
SWITCH WITH SOLDERED CABLE
THERMO CURRENT
CABLE #1
THERMOCOUPLE
IGNITION CABLE
RF ANTENNA
SPARK
SW
TC
MA
GR
MO
PANEL
SW
8 WIRE CABLE
BATTERY
COMPARTMENT
BUTTON “RESET”
VFNI,VFXI Wiring Diagram (Prewired)
Figure 29
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TROUBLESHOOTING
SYMPTOMS - POSSIBLE CAUSES AND CORRECTION
1. When ignitor button is pressed, there is no spark at ODS/
pilot.
a. Ignitor electrode positioned wrong - Replace pilot.
b. Ignitor electrode is broken - Replace pilot.
c. Ignitor electrode not connected to ignitor cable - Reconnect
ignitor cable.
d. Ignitor cable pinched or wet. Keep ignitor cable dry - Free
ignitor cable if pinched by any metal or tubing.
e. Broken ignitor cable - Replace ignitor cable.
f. Bad piezo ignitor - Replace piezo ignitor.
2. Appliance produces unwanted odors.
a. Appliance burning vapors from paint, hair spray, glues, etc.
- Ventilate room. Stop using odor causing products while
heater is running.
b. Gas leak - Locate and correct all leaks.
3. Appliance shuts off during use. (Pilot and main burner are
off.)
a. Not enough fresh air is available for ODS/pilot to operate Open window and/or door for ventilation.
b. Low line pressure - Contact local gas company.
c. ODS/pilot is partially clogged - Clean ODS/pilot.
d. Defective thermocouple - Replace pilot.
4. Appliance shuts off during use. (Pilot stays on.)
a. Low line pressure - Check line pressure to the valve.
b. Defective thermopile - Check pilot flame, check wire
connections, output should be a minimum of 325 millivolts
across. TH/TP and TP terminals with ON/OFF switch off.
5. Gas odor even when control knob is in OFF position.
a. Gas leak - Locate and correct all leaks.
b. Control valve defective - Replace control valve.
6. When ignitor button is pressed, there is spark at ODS/pilot,
but no ignition.
a. Gas supply turned off or manual shutoff valve closed - Turn
on gas supply or open manual shutoff valve.
b. Control knob not in PILOT position - Turn control knob to
Pilot position.
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.
g. Gas regulator setting is not correct - Replace gas
regulator.
7. ODS/pilot lights but flame goes out when control knob is
released.
a. Control knob not fully pressed in - Press in control knob
fully.
b. Control knob not pressed in long enough - After ODS/pilot
lights, keep control knob pressed in 30 seconds.
c. Manual Shutoff valve not fully open - Fully open manual
shutoff valve.
d. Thermocouple connection loose at control valve - Hand
tighten until snug, then tighten 1/4 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 either low gas pressure or dirty or
partially clogged ODS/pilot - Contact local gas company.
f. Thermocouple damaged - Replace thermocouple.
h. Control valve damaged - Replace control valve.
8. Burner does not light after ODS/pilot is lit.
a. Burner orifice clogged - Clean burner or replace main burner
orifice.
b. Burner orifice diameter is too small - Replace burner
orifice.
c. Inlet gas pressure is too low - Contact qualified service
person.
9. If burning at main burner orifice occurs (a loud, roaring
blow torch noise).
a. You must turn off burner assembly and contact a qualified
service person.
b. Manifold pressure is too low - Contact local gas company.
c. Burner orifice clogged - Clean burner or replace burner
orifice.
10. Logs appear to smoke after initial operation.
a. Vapors from paint or curing process of logs - Problem will
stop after a few hours of operation. Run the heater with the
damper open if you have one, or open a window for the first
few hours.
Log heater is intended to be smokeless. Turn OFF heater
and call qualified service person.
11. Heater produces a whistling noise when main burner is
lit.
a. Turning control knob to HIGH position when main burner is
cold - Turn control knob to LOW position and let warm up
for a minute.
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.
12. No gas to pilot.
a. LP-regulator shut down due to inlet pressure too high Verify LP tank regulator is installed and set at 11" to 13"
w.c. Replace regulator on heater.
13. New Installation.
a. On VFSV Model variable does not operate-On is OFF/OFF
is ON-wires into the back of receiver are reversed.
If the gas quality is bad, your pilot may not stay lit, the burners may produce soot and the heater may backfire when lit. If the
gas quality or pressure is low, contact your local gas supplier immediately.
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PARTS LIST
Attention: When ordering parts, it is very important that part number and description of part coincide.
INDEX
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
INDEX
NO.
PART
NO.
1
15423
DESCRIPTION
REAR LOG SUPPORT - 24
18
27190
EMBER BED ASSEMBLY - 24
VARIABLE - VFXV-(24,30)-1 (CONTINUED)
COMMON PARTS
1
27176
REAR LOG SUPPORT - 30
18
27194
EMBER BED ASSEMBLY - 30
2
27172
BURNER SUPPORT LEFT
19
P308
EMBER BED ORIFICE NAT
3
27174
BURNER SUPPORT RIGHT
19
P309
EMBER BED ORIFICE LP
4
P253
ORIFICE FITTING
20
R10632
AIR SHUTTER NAT
ORIFICE 34,000 - NAT (VFX(V,I)30)
20
R10633
AIR SHUTTER LP
5
P244
5
P210
ORIFICE 34,000 - LP (VFX(V,I)30)
22
R10604
1/8 X 1/8 STREET ELBOW
5
P211
ORIFICE 38,000 - NAT (VFN(I,R)24)
23
R10606
1/8 X 1/8 MIP NIPPLE CLOSE
5
P265
ORIFICE 38,000 - LP (VFN(I,R)24)
NS
27276
INLET TUBE ASSEMBLY
5
P296
ORIFICE 40,000 - NAT (VFN(I,R)30)
NS
27277
PILOT TUBE - LP
5
P297
ORIFICE 40,000 - LP (VFN(I,R)30)
NS
27278
PILOT TUBE - VALVE TO REG - NAT
5
P243
ORIFICE 32,000 - NAT (VFX(V,I)24)
NS
27279
PILOT TUBE - REG TO PILOT - NAT
5
P250
ORIFICE 32,000 - LP (VFX(V,I)24)
NS
27280
EMBER BED TUBE - 24
6
R7063
PILOT REG ( NAT GAS )
NS
27281
EMBER BED TUBE - 30
7
11833
PILOT SHEILD ( NAT GAS )
NS
R10678
RECEIVER
8
P309
1/4" COUPLING ( NAT GAS )
NS
R10677
TRANSMITTER
IP - VFXI-(24,30)-1; VFNI-(24,30)-1
9
R5675
9
R5676
AIR SHUTTER LP
AIR SHUTTER NAT
11
R5170
PILOT LP
10
27177
BURNER ASSEMBLY - 24
11
R5171
PILOT NAT
10
27178
BURNER ASSEMBLY - 30
16
27170
VALVE BRACKET
NS
P200
DAMPER CLAMP
21
R10563
VALVE, MAXITROL (LP)
NS
11788
DECORATE ROCK
21
R10562
VALVE, MAXITROL (NAT)
NS
15970
ROCKWOOL
18
27190
EMBER BED ASSEMBLY - 24 (VFXI ONLY)
11
R3623
11
12
18
27194
EMBER BED ASSEMBLY - 30 (VFXI ONLY)
PILOT LP
19
P308
EMBER BED ORIFICE NAT (VFXI ONLY)
R3624
PILOT NAT
19
P309
EMBER BED ORIFICE LP (VFXI ONLY)
26294
VALVE BRACKET
20
R10632
AIR SHUTTER NAT (VFXI ONLY)
R10633
AIR SHUTTER LP (VFXI ONLY)
MILLIVOLT - VFNR-(24,30)-1
13
R10405
VALVE DEXEN - NAT
20
13
R10406
VALVE DEXEN - LP
22
R10604
1/8 X 1/8 STREET ELBOW (VFXI ONLY)
14
R2313
PIEZO
23
R10606
1/8 X 1/8 MIP NIPPLE CLOSE (VFXI ONLY)
15
26304
PIEZO IGNITOR BRACKET
NS
27276
INLET TUBE ASSEMBLY
NS
27282
INLET TUBE ASSEMBLY
NS
27277
PILOT TUBE - LP
NS
27283
PILOT TUBE - LP
NS
27278
PILOT TUBE - VALVE TO REG - NAT
NS
27284
PILOT TUBE - VALVE TO REG - NAT
NS
27279
PILOT TUBE - REG TO PILOT - NAT
NS
27285
PILOT TUBE - REG TO PILOT - NAT
NS
27280
EMBER BED TUBE - 24 (VFXI ONLY)
NS
R5668
PIEZO WIRE
NS
27281
EMBER BED TUBE - 30 (VFXI ONLY)
NS
R5757
ON/OFF SWITCH
NS
R10569
SWITCH AND WIRE ASSY, MAXITRO.
NS
R10567
WIRE HARNESS, MAXITROL (8 PIN)
NS
R11575
REMOTE CONTROL KIT MAXITROL
(INCLUDES TRANSMITTER, HARNESS , &
RECEIVER)
NS
R11576
REMOTE CONTROL T-STAT MAXITROL
VARIABLE - VFXV-(24,30)-1
11
R5170
PILOT LP
11
R5171
PILOT NAT
16
27170
VALVE BRACKET
17
R10597
VALVE MAXTROL - NAT
17
R10598
VALVE MAXTROL - LP
NS - NOT SHOWN
Use Only Manufacturer's Replacement Parts. Use of Any Other Parts Could Cause Injury Or Death.
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PARTS VIEW
17
21
16
1
8 9
5 4
6
13
11
12
3
15
14
10
2
7
19
20
23
22
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MASTER PARTS DISTRIBUTOR LIST
To Order Parts Under Warranty, please contact your local Empire dealer. See the dealer locator at www.empirecomfort.com. To provide
warranty service, your dealer will need your name and address, purchase date and serial number, and the nature of the problem with the
unit.
To Order Parts After the Warranty Period, please contact your dealer or one of the Master Parts Distributors listed below. This list grows
from time to time. For the current list, please click on the Master Parts button at www.empirecomfort.com.
Please note: Master Parts Distributors are independent businesses that stock the most commonly ordered Original Equipment repair parts
for Heaters, Grills, and Fireplaces manufactured by Empire Comfort Systems Inc.
Star-Fire Distributors
1355 Evans Avenue
Akron, OH 44305
Dey Distributing
1401 Willow Lake Boulevard
Vadnais Heights, MN 55101
Phone: 330-630-2794
Toll Free: 800-875-6220
Fax: 330-633-8701
Parts: Heater & Hearth and Grills
Phone: 651-490-9191
Toll Free: 800-397-1339
Website: www.deydistributing.com
Parts: Heater & Hearth
East Coast Energy Products
10 East Route 36
West Long Branch, NJ 07764
Victor Division of F. W. Webb Company
200 Locust Street
Hartford, CT 06114
Phone: 732-870-8809
Toll Free: 800-755-8809
Fax: 732-870-8811
Website: www.eastcoastenergy.com
Parts: Heater & Hearth and Grills
Phone: 860-722-2433
Toll Free: 800-243-9360
Fax: 860-293-0479
Toll Free Fax: 800-274-2004
Websites: www.fwwebb.com & www.victormfg.com
Parts: Heater & Hearth and Grills
HOW TO ORDER REPAIR PARTS
Parts Not Under Warranty
Parts can be ordered through your Service Person, Dealer, or a Master Parts Distributor. See this page for the Master Parts Distributors list. For best results, the service person or dealer should order parts through the distributor. Parts can be shipped directly to the
service person/dealer.
Warranty Parts
Warranty parts will need a proof of purchase and can be ordered by your Service Person or Dealer. Proof of purchase is required for
warranty parts.
All parts listed in the Parts List have a Part Number. When ordering parts, first obtain the Model Number from the name plate on your
equipment. Then determine the Part Number (not the Index Number) and the Description of each part from the following appropriate
illustration and list. Be sure to give all this information . . .
Appliance Number
Appliance Serial Number
Part Description
Part Number
Type of Gas (Propane or Natural)
Do not order bolts, screws, washers or nuts. They are standard hardware items and can be purchased at any local hardware store.
Shipments contingent upon strikes, fires and all causes beyond our control.
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WARRANTY
Empire Comfort Systems Inc. warranties this hearth product to be free from defects at the time of purchase and for the periods specified below. Hearth products must be installed by a qualified technician and must be maintained and operated safely, in accordance with
the instructions in the owner’s manual. This warranty applies to the original purchaser only and is not transferable. All warranty repairs
must be accomplished by a qualified gas appliance technician.
Limited Five-Year Parts & Labor Warranty – All Other Components
(Except Remote Controls, Thermostats, Accessories and Replacement Parts)
Should any part fail because of defective workmanship or material within five years from the date of purchase, Empire will repair or
replace at Empire’s option.
Within five years from the date of purchase, Empire will pay reasonable labor to have that defect repaired at Empire’s option.
Limited One-Year Parts Warranty – Remote Controls, Thermostats, Accessories, and Parts
Should any remote control, thermostat, accessory, or other part fail because of defective workmanship within one year from
the date of purchase, Empire will repair or replace at Empire’s option.
Duties Of The Owner
The appliance must be installed by a qualified installer and operated in accordance with the instructions furnished with the appliance.
A bill of sale, cancelled check, or payment record should be kept to verify purchase date and establish warranty period.
Ready access to the appliance for service.
What Is Not Covered
Damages that might result from the use, misuse, or improper installation of this appliance.
Travel, diagnostic costs and freight charges on warranted parts to and from the factory.
Claims that do not involve defective workmanship or materials.
Unauthorized service or parts replacements.
Removal and reinstallation cost.
Inoperable due to improper or lack of maintenance.
How To Get Service
To make a claim under this warranty, please have your receipt available and contact your installing dealer. Provide the dealer
with the model number, serial number, type of gas, and purchase verification. The installing dealer is responsible for providing service and
will contact the factory to initiate any warranted parts replacements. Empire will make replacement parts available at the factory. Shipping
expenses are not covered.
If, after contacting your Empire dealer, service received has not been satisfactory, contact: Consumer Relations Department,
Empire Comfort Systems Inc., PO Box 529, Belleville, Illinois 62222, or send an e-mail to info@empirecomfort.com with “Consumer Relations” in the subject line.
Your Rights Under State Law
This warranty gives your specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights, which vary from state to state.
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Date
Dealer Name
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Service Performed/Notes
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EMPIRE
Comfort Systems
Empire Comfort Systems Inc.
918 Freeburg Ave. Belleville, IL 62220
If you have a general question about our products, please e-mail us at
info@empirecomfort.com.
If you have a service or repair question, please contact your dealer.
www.empirecomfort.com
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