RSF Woodburning Fireplaces Opel AP Owner`s manual

Owner's Manual
Residential Factory Built Fireplace
Operation • Maintenance • Installation
The
OPEL AP
Keep these instructions for future use.
RSF-IIP_12-05
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Dear Customer,
The OPEL AP incorporates technology with elegance to give you a beautiful view of the fire without compromising on heating efficiency or environmental quality.
We have designed your new OPEL AP to be easy to install, operate and maintain. It is in your best
interest to become familiar with it. Study your manual to be sure that the installation is correct, then
follow the guidelines for operation and maintenance.
We, at RSF Woodburning Fireplaces, congratulate you on your choice of the OPEL AP, and are
confident that you have purchased a fireplace that is simply, the best.
Sincerely,
The RSF Woodburning Fireplaces Team
April 2003
TABLE OF CONTENTS
SAFETY FIRST
3
Do’s and Don’ts
3
Creosote Formation and Need for Removal
GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS
3
Combustion Control System
3
Ash Pan
4
Firescreen
4
Thermostat
4
Internal Circulating Blower
4
Gravity Vent System
4
Central Heat System
4
Catalytic Combustor
OPERATION
5
Lighting
5
First Fire
5
Refueling
5
Refractory Bricks Installation
MAINTENANCE
6
Cleaning
6
Disposal of Ashes
6
Doors
6
Glass
7
Gold Plating
7
Chimney Cleaning
7
Paint
7
Catalytic Combustor
INSTALLATION
8
Location
8
Ceiling Clearance
8
Outside Air Duct
9
General Assembly Illustration
11
Chimney
11
Chimney Installation
12
Masonry Chimney
13
Chase Enclosure
14
14
14
14
15
15
15
Radiation Shield
Offset Chimney
Framing In
Spark Guard
Mantel
Hearth Extension
Beneath Heath Extension
OPTIONS
16
Wall Thermostat
17
Circulating Blower
17
Catalytic Combustor
19
Gold / Pewter Louvers
19
Rock Retainer Kit
21
Remote Venting
21
Gravity Vent System
22
Central Heat System
26
Zone Heating
SCHEMATIC WIRING DIAGRAMS
28
Thermostat
28
Circulating Blower
29
Central Heat System
29
All Systems
30
Zone Heating
FIREPLACE OPTIONS
31
Fireplace Options
REPLACEMENT PARTS
32
Fireplace
33
Assemblies
LABEL
34
Label
WARRANTY
35
Warranty
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SAFETY FIRST
CREOSOTE: Formation and removal
DO’S AND DON’TS
When wood is burned slowly, it produces tar and other
organic vapours which combine with expelled moisture to
form creosote. The creosote vapours condense in the
relatively cool chimney flue of a slow burning fire. When
ignited, this creosote makes an extremely hot fire. The
chimney should be inspected periodically during the
heating season to see if a creosote build-up has
occurred. If a significant layer of creosote has accumulated (1/4” or more), it should be removed to reduce the
risk of chimney fire.
If this fireplace is not properly installed, a house fire
may result. For your safety, follow the installation
directions. Contact local building or fire officials
about restrictions and installation requirements in
your area.
NOTE: We strongly recommend installers to be WETT or
WHERF certified.
To ANYONE using this fireplace:
These DO’s and DO NOTs are for your safety.
1. DO read this instruction manual before lighting your
first fire.
2. DO burn seasoned wood fuel or processed solid fuel
firelogs.
3. To avoid glass breakage, DO NOT slam the fireplace
door.
4. DO NOT use gasoline-type lantern fuel, kerosene,
charcoal lighter fluid or similar liquids to start or
freshen up a fire in this fireplace. Keep all such liquids well away from the fireplace.
WARNING: Burn dry wood only!
DO NOT BURN:
- driftwood
- treated wood
- coal
- garbage
- plastic
Do not use construction scraps (e.g. 2x4 or plywood
scraps) as your only supply of fuel as you may overheat and seriously damage the fireplace. Do not use
more than 3 densified fuel logs (e.g. Presto Logs) at a
time. Do not poke or stir the logs while they are burning.
Use only firelogs that have been evaluated for fireplace
use and refer to firelog warnings and caution markings
prior to use.
5. DO NOT overfire the fireplace. If the chimney
connector behind the top louver glows red, or if
you are unable to slow down the burning rate of
the fire, you are probably overfiring the fireplace.
GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS
6. DO operate the fireplace with doors fully open or fully
closed. If doors are left partly open, gas and flame
may be drawn out of the fireplace opening, creating
risks of both fire and smoke.
Since the doors are sealed, all combustion air must
come through a draft control. This control has a bimetal
coil to allow more air when the unit is cold, and less air
when the unit is hot, guarding against overheating. It can
be controlled either manually through the lever below the
door handles, or automatically through the optional electric wall thermostat. For the first few days, it is best to
operate the fireplace with the manual control fully on
(moved to the right as far as possible). Just control the
fire as you would any normal fireplace using two or three
large logs at a time for a smaller fire, or more logs for
more heat. Once you become familiar with operating the
fireplace with the control open, you can start experimenting with lower settings. Remember: when the fireplace is
hot, the control will not need as much movement to
reduce the fire as when it is cold. The bimetal coil will
already have shut the damper part way.
7. DO keep all combustible materials (furniture, shoes,
etc.) at least 4 feet away from the front of the fireplace.
8. If the Opel AP is equipped with a catalyst it needs
periodic inspection for proper operation. If you have
the catalyst installed, DO NOT burn chemical chimney cleaners. They contain contaminants that will
render the catalyst inoperative.
9. DO NOT use a fireplace insert or other products not
specified for use with this fireplace.
10. If you use the fireplace with the doors wide open,
install a firescreen (FDFS) to prevent logs and
sparks from burning your floor.
11. Always verify that your ash pan is in place before
igniting a fire.
THE COMBUSTION CONTROL SYSTEM
THE ASH PAN
The Opel AP is equipped with an ash pan to easily
remove ashes from the firebox. To remove the ashes,
open the doors and, with a poker, remove the ash pan
plug from its hole. Push the ashes through the hole (making sure that the ash pan is in proper position). When the
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ash pan is full, open the bottom louvers of the fireplace.
The louvers can be easily opened by pulling the right
hand side of the louvers. It is held in place by a magnet.
Remove ash pan and dispose of ashes properly. Replace
ash pan and louvers. Replace plug in hole, making sure
it is properly placed before starting a fire. Do not remove
the ashes from the firebox while they are still hot. The
ash pan is not built to resist hot ashes or embers.
Under no circumstances should the fireplace be
operated without the ash pan plug and pan in place.
FIRESCREEN (option)
If you want to use the fireplace with the doors completely open, you have to run it with the firescreen (FDFS) in
front of the opening. The firescreen will prevent sparks
from falling on the floor. Do not leave the fireplace unattended when using the firescreen.
THERMOSTAT (option)
If you want a constant temperature, day and night, you
will be surprised to see what the wall thermostat option
can do for you. Once you have your fire burning, just set
the manual control on low (push the draft control lever all
the way to the left) and let the automatic thermostat take
over. Your room temperature will stay as even as though
you were heating with oil, gas, or electricity — except you
will find wood heat more comfortable (see options: Wall
Thermostat FDHC4).
NOTE: This thermostat controls the combustion air rate,
not the internal circulating blower. Also, when you are
using the automatic thermostat during cold weather, you
will find that the fire burns cleaner if the manual setting is
on medium or higher. This will keep the thermostat from
shutting the fireplace right down during the automatic on
/ off cycle.
INTERNAL CIRCULATING BLOWER (option)
If you have the optional internal blower installed, adjust
the speed of the blower to the output you require. The
blower speed control should be installed at a convenient
place on the wall. When a fire is burning, the thermal
switch installed inside the fireplace will turn on at 110° F,
allowing the blower to operate. When the Opel AP cools
to 90° F, the switch deactivates the blower. The maximum heat output of the fireplace is greater with the blower running (see options: Circulating Blower FDHB5-N).
The handle is located between the top louvers of the fireplace. Simply turn the lever to adjust the air flow through
the gravity vent ducting. As the hot air rises, it will be distributed through the insulated ducting to the outlet (see
options: Gravity Vent System FDV).
CENTRAL HEAT SYSTEM (option)
You have the option to heat remote rooms in your home
with the heat generated by your fireplace. If this option
is installed, there will be a wall thermostat installed in the
main room you want to heat, away from the room which
contains the fireplace. This thermostat controls the blower, which brings air to the other rooms in your home,
keeping them at the temperature you desire. When the
blower is running, it takes air from the room the Opel AP
is in, draws it around the fireplace and distributes it (see
options: Central Heating System FDHC6 / FDHB6).
NOTE: The blower (FDHB6) can push warm air either up
or down, and can also be zone controlled ( See Options:
Zone Heating).
HINT: If some evening you would like to enjoy the ambience of the wood flame, but you are a little too warm, turn
up the central heating thermostat and open a window by
the thermostat. This will keep your room in front of the
fire from getting too warm.
CATALYTIC COMBUSTOR (option)
If the Opel AP is equipped with a catalyst, it ignites creosote-forming gases in wood smoke at significantly lower
temperatures. As a result, you get less creosote and
more heat from your fire at low to medium burn rates.
Less fuel goes up your chimney in the form of smoke. In
addition to the list on page 3, DO NOT burn chemical
chimney cleaners, as they can contain contaminants that
will render the catalyst inoperative.
The catalytic option comes with a bypass damper which
serves two functions:
a) to eliminate smoking into the room when the doors are
opened;
b) to allow the fire to start quickly when the fireplace is cold.
GRAVITY VENT SYSTEM (option)
Make sure the bypass damper above the right door is
pulled all the way out before opening the doors. When
starting a fire, the bypass damper should be left open
long enough to establish sufficient draft (approximately
30 minutes).
If there are areas in your home that you would like to
heat either in an upper level or an adjacent room, the
gravity vent system can provide this heat without the use
of a blower. It is controlled by a gravity vent damper.
The temperature in the firebox and the gases entering
the catalyst must be raised to at least 500° F for catalytic activity to be initiated. When you start the fire, keep a
medium to high fire for about 30 minutes to stabilize the
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The doors should be opened slowly, moving both
doors together, to keep smoke from spilling into
your room. If you do have smoke spillage, check to
see that all kitchen and bathroom fans have been
shut off. They can cause a vacuum in the house,
which pulls smoke out of the fireplace.
Fireplace face
Thick facing
Pull hook
Rod extension
bypass eye
Set screw
Handle
Decorative collar
Figure 1a: Bypass control with extension rod
catalyst at a sufficient operating temperature. If the fire
is allowed to die down too soon after starting, the catalyst
may stop working. After the 30 minutes of a medium to
high burn, however, the catalyst will operate with the heat
generated by the burning smoke, even with a low fire.
OPERATION
LIGHTING
Slide the draft control under the doors all the way to the
right. Light a fire in the fireplace, starting with paper and
kindling only. Then add 2-3" diameter pieces of wood.
After the fire is established, close the doors to prevent
overheating (see the Combustion Control section).
Never use any flammable liquids. Once a coal bed is
established, add standard cord wood. Leave the draft
control open until the fire is well lit, then adjust it to the
level you desire.
WARNING: Do not use a grate or elevate the fire.
THE FIRST FIRE
Before the first fire, be absolutely sure to wipe off all
fingerprints and debris from the gold plating. The
plating undergoes a sealing process during this first fire,
and the acid from your finger prints will permanently etch
the gold plating. You will experience a slow start-up during the first fire. The refractory bricks still contain moisture and take a good hot fire to get rid of the moisture.
While there is moisture in the bricks, the bricks will be
black with smoke deposits. When the moisture is gone,
the bricks will be white. You may also experience a slight
odour during the first few fires. This odour results from
curing paint and the burn-off of oil.
REFUELING
Fuel wood can be of any species, however, ensure that
the wood is well seasoned and kept under cover.
Sixteen to eighteen inch lengths work the best.
NOTE: The central heat and internal blowers, if
installed, should be shut off during refuelling.
If you have the Opel AP with the catalyst: after refuelling
a cool fire or a fire that has burned down to a cool coal
bed, operate the fire at a medium to high burn rate for at
least 10 minutes to ensure that the catalyst reaches
operating temperature.
REFRACTORY BRICKS INSTALLATION
Before lighting your first fire you must make sure the
refractory is properly installed inside the firebox. This is
easily accomplished with the following instructions. First,
through the front opening of the fireplace pass the baffle
(11.6.P). Next, place the baffle parallel to the opening
with the narrower portion on top. Slide the baffle onto the
bracket at the top of the firebox until it is as far back as it
can go. Install the back left and back right (11.11.P and
11.12.P) at the back of the firebox with the joint in the
center. These will be secured in place by the two side
rear (11.9.P and 11.10.P) refractories. To install these
two refractories, put the top corner into the bracket and
slide the entire refractory into place. The two small front
refractories (11.7.P and 11.8.P) are installed with the finished side towards the front of the unit. See (Figure 1b)
below for more details.
These refractories have been designed specifically for
the Opel AP and no modifications are required to ensure
a proper fit.
11.6.P
11.9.P
11.11.P
11.7.P
11.12.P
11.14.P
11.15.P
11.10.P
11.8.P
Figure 1b: Refractory bricks installation
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MAINTENANCE
CLEANING
Adjust
here
The high-heat paint and gold plating can be cleaned with
a soft moist cloth. Use a mild detergent and water. Do
not use abrasive cleaners!
Loosen
DISPOSAL OF ASHES
Tighten
Clean the ashes before they become too deep, i.e.,
before you have a spillage problem when opening the
doors.
When removed from the ash pan, ashes should be
placed in a metal container with a tight fitting lid. The
closed container of ashes should be placed on a noncombustible floor or on the ground, well away from all
combustible materials, pending final disposal. If the
ashes are disposed of by burial, or otherwise locally dispersed, they should be retained in the closed container
until all cinders have thoroughly cooled.
Figure 2: Door adjustment
DOORS
Keep the door latch and hinges lubricated with all-purpose grease at least annually. To adjust the door closer,
tighten the Allen screw (as shown in Figure 2) to ensure
that the door closes tightly. The hinges can be adjust by
loosening the nut underneath (Picture 1). Close the right
hand door while the door closer is not latched. Adjust the
door so that the joint between the two doors is straight
and level. Push the door firmly against the facade of the
fireplace while tightening the hinge nuts. Use a screwdriver on the bottom of the hinge pin and a wrench to
tighten the nut. Be sure that the door latch can easily go
into its slot on the façade. Adjust the left hand door so
that the top arch and the joint are flush with the right
hand door. With the right hand door open, push on the
left hand door firmly against the façade of the fireplace
while tightening the hinge nuts. Re-tighten the door closer as described above.
Picture 1
If the door seal is damaged to the point where it does not
seal tightly, replace the gasket. The Gasket Replacement
Kit (FDGRK2) is available from your dealer.
It is normal to push on the handle to close the doors
(Picture 3). To verify that the doors are well sealed, insert
a piece of paper between the door and the fireplace
(Picture 4). Along the top of the door you should be able
to tear the paper when it is pulled out. On the side and
bottom part, you should be able to pull out the piece of
paper with some resistance (Picture 5).
NOTE: An improperly adjusted door seal can have a significant effect of the performance and durability of the
fireplace. A poorly adjusted door can result in reduced
efficiency, excessive wood consumption and pre-mature
fireplace failure.
Picture 2
GLASS
In a controlled combustion firebox temperatures are not
always high enough to keep the glass perfectly clean. A
good hot fire in the morning usually cleans off most of the
deposits that have accumulated during the night.
Remember the drier the wood, the cleaner the glass. A
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Picture 3
word of caution: although heat will not break the glass, a
good blow can. Be careful not to hit the glass.
Picture 4
Picture 5
CHIMNEY CLEANING
WARNING: Never clean this glass with an abrasive
cleaner. Use only a cleaner recommended by your
dealer. Never clean the glass while it is hot, a serious
burn can result. There are a number of excellent
wood stove glass cleaners available.
Check the chimney for creosote build-up every week
until experience shows how often cleaning is necessary.
A build-up of 1/4 inch or more should be cleaned before
more creosote accumulates. Use a 7 inch diameter wire
brush. The baffle in the firebox must be removed to gain
access to the flue from below.
If your glass breaks:
Baffle removal:
See your dealer for the exact replacement glass. If the
gasket is damaged, it must be replaced with the identical
kind (14.10.2). Place the gasket on the door frame
between the door and the glass (it is self-sticking).
1. Remove the secondary air tube and the refractory liners.
1. Remove the door from the fireplace by lifting it off the
hinges.
2. Slide the baffle towards the front of the fireplace and
rotate it so that you can lower it to the bottom of the
fireplace opening.
3. Remove the baffle through the door opening.
2. Remove the clips holding the glass.
Follow the reverse procedure to re-install it.
3. Clean out any bits of glass and dirt from the gasket.
PAINT
4. Place the new glass into the opening and replace the
clips being careful not to over-tighten the screws.
5. Check the glass by trying to move it back and forth. It
should feel snug, but move slightly without too much
effort.
GOLD PLATING
If you have gold/pewter doors or gold/pewter louvers you
will be happy to know that they will not tarnish however
they are not scratch resistant. They require a totally
abrasive free cleaner. Use only mild soap and warm
water to clean the gold when the surface is cool. The use
of any household cleaner, such as Windex, abrasive
cleaners, or any form of acid, may permanently etch or
remove some of the gold plating. Before every fire, be
absolutely sure to wipe off all fingerprints from the gold
plating. Acid from debris or your fingerprints may permanently etch the gold plating.
You may touch up the face of the Opel AP with STOVE
BRIGHT Flat Black high temperature paint. The correct
paint is available from your dealer. When you paint the
face of the fireplace, remove the gold items (i.e., doors
and louvers), and cover the area surrounding the fireplace with newspaper. Follow the directions outlined on
the spray can. DO NOT attempt to paint while the fireplace is still warm. Keep the spray can away from any
source of heat or open flame. Ensure that there is adequate ventilation in the room from the time you start
painting until the paint is dry.
CATALYTIC COMBUSTOR (option)
The catalyst is warranted by the catalyst manufacturer,
please insure that you keep the warranty card. If the catalyst fails, it should be replaced with Applied Ceramics
Model 3621202-52-C. The dimensions of the catalyst are
3.875" x 12.25" x 2".
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It is important to periodically monitor the operation of the
catalyst to ensure that it is functioning properly and to
determine when it needs to be replaced. A non-functioning catalyst will result in a loss of heating efficiency, and
an increase in creosote and emissions.
Catalysts should be visually inspected at least three
times during the heating season to determine if physical
degradation has occurred. Actual removal of the catalyst
is not recommended unless a more detailed inspection is
needed because of a noticeable decrease in performance.
You can get an indication of whether the catalyst is working by comparing the amount of smoke leaving the chimney when the smoke is going through the chimney after
light-off has been achieved, to the amount of smoke
leaving the chimney when the bypass damper is open:
1. Light the fire in accordance with the instructions
under lighting. After the fireplace is warm, set the
manual control (and the thermostat, if this option is
installed) to low.
2. With the bypass damper closed, the smoke is routed
through the catalyst. Go outside and observe the
emissions leaving the chimney.
3. Open the bypass damper and again observe the
emissions leaving the chimney.
Significantly more smoke should be seen when the
exhaust is not routed through the catalyst, i.e., with the
bypass damper open. Be careful not to confuse smoke
with steam from wet wood.
The catalytic combustor is self-cleaning, and requires
very little maintenance. Any loose ash should be
removed with a paintbrush. If the catalyst is plugged with
creosote, you may try burning it off by leaving the bypass
damper in a partially open position and pushing the draft
control all the way to the right. You may also burn off the
excess creosote with a propane torch.
WARNING: Do not use sharp or hard tools to clean
the catalytic combustor as this will damage it.
Catalyst removal and replacement
1. Remove the screws holding the brackets, one on
each side of the catalyst.
2. Carefully ease out the catalyst, using a knife blade if
it is tight.
3. Replace the catalyst the same way it was removed. If
the gasket is loose, re-cement it to the outside using
a silicone adhesive. A damaged gasket should be
replaced with 3M “Interam” 1/16” x 2” x 36”.
INSTALLATION
Check local codes concerning restrictions and installation requirements in your area.
WARNING: Remove the doors before installation and
place them in a safe area to reduce the possibility of:
a) Vandalism ;
b) Sub-trade tool abrasion, chipping, or breaking of
glass ;
c) Gold finish damage because of muriatic acid, plaster,
cement, paint and harmful sprays or liquids.
LOCATION
Your Opel AP fireplace may be installed in many different
ways (see Figure 4) without any special floor reinforcement.
WARNING: If this fireplace is not properly installed, a
house fire may result. For your safety, follow the
installation directions and clearances.
1. Note the location of roof and floor joists. Choose a
location that does not require cutting them.
2. Do not build shelves or cupboards in the area above
the fireplace. This space must be kept empty.
3. If at all possible, run the chimney up the inside of the
house. If it must be run up outside, it should be
enclosed in an insulated enclosure (see Installation:
Chase Enclosure). Remember, a cold chimney causes poor draft!
CEILING CLEARANCE
Ceiling clearance is the distance from the top of the fireplace to the ceiling.
If the space between the top of the fireplace and the ceiling joists is less than 37 inches, the enclosure around the
fireplace MUST be vented. Place a minimum 3" X 10"
vent grille into holes cut within one foot of both the floor
and ceiling levels, to allow room air to circulate through
the fireplace enclosure and reduce heat buildup. These
vent grills may be placed vertically or horizontally. Under
no circumstances is the distance between the ceiling and
the top of the unit to be less than 25 inches (see Figure
3).
OUTSIDE AIR DUCT
After the fireplace is correctly positioned, connect the
combustion air inlet to the outside (see Figure 5).
A 4 inch diameter duct can be used if the total run of the
pipe is less than 25 feet. If the total run is longer than 25
feet, a 5 inch diameter pipe must be used.
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Rain cap
- See the manual for flue
height requirements.
Storm collar
- The central heat blower
may be installed on the
left side.
Roof flashing
- Gravity vent may be
installed on the left, right
or both sides.
Radiation shield
and storm collar
Ceiling
Radiation
shield
Central heat
blower
Back draft
damper
Header
Gravity vent
damper handle
Hearth extension
Metal sheet and
DUROCK© board
(see page 16)
B-vent components for
gravity system only
(or Ultrablack double wall
connector made by ICC).
Ceiling clearance
(minimum from the top of
the fireplace) :
25” for vented enclosure
37” for sealed enclosure
Fresh air hood
24” minimum depth of
opening
The hearth can be made of any permanently
affixed, non-combustible material
Electrical knockouts
5” wide sheet metal
spark guard
Figure 3: Assembly drawing
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18”
58”
Block
24”
38 1/2”
8 3/4” min. to
side wall
38 1/2”
82”
These framing dimensions
are larger than required for
ease of installation. The fireplace has a minimum clearance of 0” to standoff (see
unit dimensions Figure 13).
49”
38 1/2”
NOTE: When framing with
2x6’s and installing the gravity
vent option, be sure to allow
for the 2” minimum clearance
between the header and the
B-vent pipe. (see Figure 13)
for gravity vent locations.
24”
Figure 4: Location and framing dimensions
1. Find a convenient location for the combustion air duct
and register. The location of the register may be
above or below floor level.
3. Place the insulated flexible duct over the register tube
and outside air connector sleeve. At both ends, carefully pull back the insulation and plastic cover, exposing the flexible duct. Then at each end, attach the
duct with metal screws to the inlet and tube. Carefully
push the insulation and cover back over the duct.
Tape the plastic cover in place with the 2" aluminum
duct.
2. Make a 4 1/4"(5 1/4" if using a 5" diameter duct) hole
in the outside wall of the house. Mount the register in
the hole from the outside with the inlet facing down.
2
1
Outside air
connection
Outside air register
2” aluminium duct tape
Opel AP
Insulated flexible air duct
Outside wall
Figure 5: Outside air connection and installation options
CAUTION: When running duct around
corners, be sure to prevent crimping
that would restrict the combustion airflow.
Use an insulated duct rated at over 200°
F. Our testing has shown that as long
as the 5" diameter insulated duct is utilized properly, there is no restriction on
the length of the run. It is recommended
that the duct does not exceed 12 ft. vertical height rise above the base of the
unit. The air inlet should never be less
than 5 ft. below the top of the chimney
flue and should not terminate in attic
spaces.
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Outside air control
The Opel AP is designed to use outside air for combustion but you may choose to use inside air for combustion
air instead. To do so, open the sliding door on the bottom
inside right of the fireplace (behind the bottom louvers).
Note that the fireplace uses outside air when the handle
is closer to the back of the fireplace and inside air when
it’s closer to the front. We recommend the use of outside air for combustion.
CHIMNEY
This fireplace is certified for use with 7” ICC Model
EXCEL chimney. The chimney system height from the
top of the fireplace must be a minimum of 12 ft. and a maximum of 40 ft.
3. Place the first chimney length on the fireplace.
Secure the chimney length to the fireplace with the
three screws provided.
The chimney must extend at least 3 ft. above its point of
contact with the roof and at least 2 ft. higher than any
wall, roof, or building within 10 ft. of it.
NOTE: If the chimney is higher than 5 ft. above the roof,
it must be secured using a roof brace.
4. Put the roof flashing into place. Seal the joint between
the roof and the flashing with roofing tar. For sloping
roofs, place the flashing under the upper shingles and
on top of the lower shingles. Nail the flashing to the
roof using roofing nails.
If the chimney is enclosed to the roof:
We recommend that the minimum height be increased by
approximately 1 ft. for every 2000 ft. elevation above sea
level. Every 30° or 45° elbow also increases the minimum height by 1 ft. For example, if you are living 6000
ft. above sea level, your chimney should terminate at
least 15 ft. from the top of the fireplace (12 ft. + 3 ft. for
the 6000 ft.). (See Table 1) for more precise recommended flue heights.
CHIMNEY INSTALLATION
-USA:
use a vented flashing.
-CANADA:
use a vented flashing or a
roof radiation shield (ERRS)
and a regular flashing.
5. Place the storm collar over the chimney and flashing.
Seal it around the chimney with silicone sealer (DO
NOT use roofing tar).
NOTE: The clearance between the chimney and combustible material must be 2" or more. DO NOT fill this
area with insulation.
6. Fit the rain cap on the chimney. Secure it tightly in
place.
1. Cut and frame the required holes in the floor, ceiling
and roof where the chimney will pass through. Use a
plumb bob. The rough opening in the framing size
is 13 1/4” square.
7. Read the EXCEL Chimney installation manual concerning requirements for supports, bracing, anchors,
etc.
2. From below, install a radiation shield in each floor
through which the chimney passes. At the attic level,
install a radiation shield and a storm collar as shown
in (Figure 6).
8. The maximum height of chimney that can be supported by the top of the fireplace is 18 feet.
TABLE 1
MINIMUM RECOMMENDED FLUE HEIGHTS IN FEET FROM THE TOP OF THE FIREPLACE
NUMBER OF ELBOWS
Elevation(ft)
0
2 x 15°
0-1000
1000-2000
2000-3000
3000-4000
4000-5000
5000-6000
6000-7000
7000-8000
8000-9000
9000-10000
12’
12’6”
13’
13’6”
14’
14’6”
15’
15’6”
16’
16’6”
13’
13’6”
14’
14’6”
15’
15’6”
16’
16’6”
17’
17’6”
4 x 15°
14’
14’6”
15’
15’6”
16’
17’
17’6”
18’
18’6”
19’
2 x 30°
4 x 30°
2 x 45°
4 x 45°
15’
15’6”
16’
17’
17’6”
18’
18’6”
19’
20’
20’6”
18’
19’
19’6”
20’
21’
21’6”
22’
23’
24’
24’6”
16’
16’6”
17’
18’
18’6”
19’
20’
20’6”
21’
22’
20’
20’
21’6”
22’6”
23’
24’
24’6”
25’6”
26’6”
27’
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space clearance at all points around the
chimney from floor to roof flashing. If the
chimney is enclosed in drywall, openings will
probably be required in order to verify clearances at all points.
Rain cap
2’ min.
10’ min.
NOTE: openings
must be framed
to adequately
support any
chimney supports and roof
assemblies
Storm
collar
3’ min.
Flashing
2” min.
WARNING: DO NOT PACK
REQUIRED AIR SPACES WITH INSULATION OR OTHER MATERIALS
1-hour fire rated enclosure required
when chimney passes occupied living
space (closets, etc.). 2” min. clearance
from chimney.
5. Chimney will be used only for the fireplace and may not be used to vent a furnace, water heater or any other appliance.
Storm collar
6. If major repairs are required to meet the
above conditions, a new chimney should be
constructed.
Radiation
shield
New chimney installation:
To ensure adequate draft and to facilitate
cleaning, the fireplace must be connected to
37” min. (84 from the chimney using 7" diameter EXCEL chimbase to ceiling) for
sealed enclosure ney with an elbow, as shown in (Figure 7).
An ICC 7" rigid stainless steel liner and a 45°
25” min. (72 from stainless steel elbow are attached to the
base to ceiling) for
vented enclosure chimney and secured in place using a liner
adapter (FDM). If you use a 6 x 10 clay liner
you will need to ovalize the stainless steel
liner to fit into the clay liner. It is recommended that you position your fireplace
Louverd
before building the chimney. The factory
vents
built chimney sections can easily be
installed as the layers of brick are being
placed.
Opel AP
Figure 6: Chimney installation
MASONRY CHIMNEY
WARNING: When contemplating using an existing
chimney, it must first be thoroughly inspected by an
authority having jurisdiction to determine the following:
NOTE: If the ceiling is high enough some vertical chimney can be installed before the 45° or 30° elbow is
installed.
Excel liner or other liner list1. It is a well constructed, lined
ed to ULC-S635, ULC-S640
masonry chimney, fully in
or UL1777
accordance with Local Building
Codes and the National
Building Code of Canada
12” min. to
NBCC 9.21 or NFPA 211.
combustible ceiling
Clearance as per NBCC
9.21 or NFPA 211
Metal
firestop
2. It has been thoroughly cleaned
of any soot or creosote residue Excel 7” chimney
and inspected to determine that 18” min. length
it is in good condition.
3. There is no attic insulation of
any type in contact with the
chimney and no insulation
stuffed in around the chimney at
any point, for any reason.
4. There is, as per NBCC 9.21 or
NFPA 211, the necessary air
Excel elbow
Masonry
adaptor
(FDM)
Figure 7: Connection to masonry chimney
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Existing chimney installation:
If it is difficult to install rigid stainless on an existing chimney, a listed stainless steel flex liner can be used. Special
care is to be taken when installing the flexible liner. A
positive connection is assured with the masonry adaptor
(FDM) available from your dealer. The stainless steel flex
liner connects to the masonry adaptor with a flexible/rigid
adaptor (LAF) and is secured with the 3 stainless steel
rivets provided. The masonry adaptor is then secured to
the Excel chimney with the 3 screws provided. The stainless steel liner fits inside the clay liner all the way to the
top of the masonry chimney. It is not meant to replace the
clay liner. After mortaring in place, the connection should
not be visible. Care must be taken when cleaning to
ensure that the stainless steel flex liner is not dislodged.
As depicted in (Figure 7), the EXCEL chimney is to be a
minimum of 18" from the connection point at the elbow to
the masonry adaptor. The uppermost part of the metal
chimney where it enters the masonry chimney must be a
minimum of 12 inches from the ceiling.
1. Sight-in and mark the outline of where the factorybuilt chimney will penetrate the masonry chimney.
2. Using a large (3/4" - 2") masonry drill bit, drill a hole
exactly in the center of the oval outline. With a
masonry hammer and drill, slowly enlarge the hole to
the size required. Remember to work from the center
out. Be especially careful with the clay liner behind
the brick because three sides of it must stay in place.
Storm collar
3. Bring the stainless steel liner down from the top of the
chimney. If you are using a rigid liner you will need
enough room to secure an elbow to it with at least two
screws. For chimneys with less than 10" X 10" inside
you may find it easier to install a flex liner and secure
the end with a special adapter (LAF) available from
your dealer.
4. Move the fireplace forward enough to install the
length of EXCEL chimney then move the fireplace
back into position as you connect the masonry adaptor to the EXCEL chimney.
CHASE ENCLOSURE
If the chimney runs up the outside of the house, it must
be enclosed in a chase structure. It is best to locate the
chase away from any overhead obstructions and meet all
clearances from such objects. The chase should be constructed in such a way that it is an extension of the home.
It should be well insulated between the footings and the
floor of the home to prevent heat loss. If the climate in
your area is mild, insulate the chase at least to the first
fire-stop. If the climate in your area is very cold, insulate
the chase to the top to keep the flue warmer, to increase
the draft, and reduce creosote buildup.
10 ft
2 ft
min.
Storm collar
Use offset
support
12” min.
Flashing*
Offset
Rise
Radiation shield
Insulation
Chase liner of fire rated gypsum
board is recommended (may be
required by local authorities)
Radiation
shield
Fire stop, joist radiation shield
Offset
suport
In USA:
Use vented flashing
3 metal
screws in
each joint
Figure 8: Offset chimney installation
2” min.
clearance
to combustibles
Opel AP
In CANADA:
Use Roof Radiation
Shield (ERRS) and a
regular flashing
Figure 9: Chimney installation with chase enclosure
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NOTE: In USA if the chase is enclosed or flashed to the
roof as shown in (Figure 9), then the flashing must be
vented.
FRAMING IN
If required by local codes, make certain that the walls
have been properly insulated, vapor sealed and
sheathed with a fire rated gypsum board (see Figure 9).
The enclosure walls can be framed with any suitable
materials (2x4 or 2x6 studs, plywood, gypsum board,
etc.). Because of the high heat output potential of the
Opel AP, combustible material must NOT go closer to
the fireplace than the standoffs, top, back and sides.
REMEMBER: Check local codes concerning installation
requirements and restrictions in your area.
If you like, framing can be set back to allow the facing to
be flush with the front of the fireplace.
RADIATION SHIELD
Each top standoff has a notch where the gypsum board
can be inserted when finishing.
A radiation shield must be placed where the chimney
passes through each floor level overhead. This will assist
in retarding any spread of fire and act to contain the fire
within the area below the radiation shield.
In front of each side standoff there is a gypsum board
bracket to lean the finishing wall on. Under no circumstance the gypsum board or finishing wall should be
placed below this bracket or notch line.
OFFSET CHIMNEY
SPARK GUARD
Maximum offset angle:
Maximum number of elbows:
45°
4, resulting in two
(2) offsets.
An elbow may be installed directly on top of the fireplace
if required.
Use the offset option if you need to clear a joist or pass
around a cupboard. Install the fireplace and chimney as
described earlier. When you require an elbow, proceed
as follows:
Install a 5" piece of sheet metal centered under the joint
between the fireplace and the hearth extension. This will
make certain that sparks cannot lodge in the crack and
start a fire. If you are preparing a raised installation, then
Flashing*
12” min.
2 ft
min.
10 ft.
2” min. to
combustibles
See the detailed offset chart in the EXCEL installation
instructions.
1. Install the required elbow. Turn it in the desired direction, and fasten it to the other section with the 3 metal
screws provided at the joint.
Wall
support
2. Install enough lengths to obtain the desired offset.
Secure each joint with 3 metal screws.
3. Use another elbow to return the chimney to the vertical direction.
Radiation shield
and offset, roof
or wall support
4. Install a roof support, wall support, or an offset support
at each offset to support the weight of the flue (elbows
are not designed to support a flue above an offset).
Insulated firestop in
angle(30° or 45°)
Opel AP
Z-shaped spark guard for raised
installation must be custom supplied
by installer (minimum 26 gauge
steel)
Opel AP
Non-combustible
flooring
In USA:
Raised platform
Figure 10: Z-shaped spark guard
Use vented flashing
In CANADA: Use Roof Radiation Shield (ERRS)
and a regular flashing
Figure 11: Offset chimney through a wall
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a “Z” shaped spark guard must be installed. The
height of the Z-shaped spark guard must equal
the distance between the floor and the base of the
unit. The minimum depth the spark guard must
extend beneath the Opel AP is 2 1/2 inches. The
spark guard must run the full length of the fireplace. (Z-SHAPED GUARD NOT SUPPLIED.)
8” max.
Mantel
MANTEL
A masonry or other non-combustible mantel may
be placed directly above the top louvers. If a wood
or other combustible mantel is desired, then it
must be at least 28” (54" from the base of the fireplace) above the top of the door opening (see
Figure 14).
54”
46 ¾”
12” min.
from side
wall to
edge of
louvers
HEARTH EXTENSION
The area immediately in front of the fireplace must
be protected by a non-combustible material such
as brick, tile, stone, or slate. The protection must
extend at least 16" in front and 8" on both sides of
the fireplace opening. There is no minimum thickness required for the hearth extension.
16”
23”
38 ½”
Non-combustible
hearth
Insulation ¾”
NOTE: Metal sheet
and Durock© cement
board (in USA only).
Figure 12: Clearance to combustibles
BENEATH HEARTH EXTENSION
Installation required in the USA only.
11”
11”
Opening for gravity vent only
11¼”
24” to standoff
1 ½”
Opening for
central heat
or gravity vent
ducting
½”
If the fireplace is raised 4” or more, the
area in front of the fireplace just needs to
be covered with a non-combustible material such as metal, brick, stone or slate, it
does not require the Durock© board.
There is no minimum thickness required
for this non-combustible hearth extension. The 5” wide spark guard must be
48” to
top standoff installed underneath either the hearth
extension or the Durock© board.
37” to standoff
5 ¾”
25”
39 ¼”
18 7/8”
1 ¼”
The Opel AP must use a metal sheet and
1/2” Durock© cement board beneath the
hearth extension - unless it is raised at
least 4 inches above the base of the
hearth. The metal sheet and Durock©
board must have the same dimension as
the hearth extension, namely, 16” wide
and 38 1/2” long.
NOTE: if the Opel AP is installed on a
concrete floor, the Durock© board and
spark guard are not required.
29 ½”
36”
Figure 13: Unit dimensions
1 ¾”
15 ¼”
4 1/8”
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23 1/2” min.
to combustible top
facing
(49 3/4” from
the base of
the fireplace)
Combustible
top
facing
may protrude
1” max. from
the face of
the fireplace
28” min.
to mantel
(54” from
the base
of the
fireplace)
automatically controls the amount of combustion air to the fire, leaving your home at an
even preset temperature. If you seriously plan
to heat your home with the fireplace, the thermostat option will increase comfort, end the
C o m b u s t i b l e fuss of continued manual adjustment, and
side facing or reduce wood consumption.
surround may
extend 8” max. For more heat output and increased air circufrom the face
of the fireplace lation, you can add the internal blower
(FDHB5). For larger homes in colder climates,
this is an important option if you plan to use
the fireplace as a serious source of heat.
NOTE: It will be difficult to install the internal
blower if wiring is not run during framing. If
there is any chance that this option will be
installed in the future, power should be run to
the fireplace and wire must be run to a switch
box at a convenient place on the wall for
mounting the blower control.
7 1/4” min. from door opening
to combustible facing
Figure 14: Clearance to combustibles
OPEL AP OPTIONS
Just a few comments about your Opel AP options. The
size and shape of your home and how you intend to use
your fireplace will determine the options you require.
For a basic, high-efficiency fireplace, you won’t need any
options or electricity.
Automatic temperature control can be accomplished by
adding the thermostat option (FDHC4). The thermostat
Black
White
Ground (bare)
Top louvers
Draft control
Keyhole
with pendant stops
Wall
thermostat
(FDHC4)
This optional kit allows you to control the temperature by
a remote mounted electric wall thermostat.
See wiring
diagram
(Figure 34)
To thermostat
110 V
Pendant end
chain
(FDHC4 kit)
Transformer
If you desire even heat throughout your home strictly
from your fireplace, or if you want to move heat to a
remote area of your home, it is recommended that you
incorporate the central heat option (parts FDHB6, FDHC6
and FDHC6-1). A thermostatically controlled blower takes
heat from the fireplace, and distributes the warm air
throughout your home even a couple of stories up or
down.
WALL THERMOSTAT (FDHC4)
Terminal block
(cover removed)
Damper motor (FDHC4)
If you have rooms directly above or adjacent to the room
with the fireplace that you would like to heat, you may
consider the gravity vent option (FDV). The gravity vent
distributes hot air to these rooms and requires no blower
to assist its operation. However, with the internal blower
(FDHB5-N) installed, there will be some increase in
warm air movement to rooms serviced by the gravity
vent.
Mounting Screws
bracket
Figure 15: Thermostat control installation
NOTE: It is strongly recommended that this kit be
installed during framing so that the wiring can be easily
hidden.
1. Remove both top and bottom louvers. The top louver
is held in place by springs underneath, so push down
from the top, then rotate and pull forward. The bottom
louvers can be opened by pulling the right hand side
of the louvers. To completely remove the louvers,
when opened, push up the louver to remove the bottom of the hinge rod from its hole and pull the louvers.
2. The damper motor and transformer are mounted on a
bracket in the bottom right hand corner of the fireplace (see Figure 15).
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3. BEFORE fastening the controls with the 2 screws
provided, thread the supplied chain through the spare
keyhole in the draft control and attach a pendant to
the end, just like the chain that is beside it. Let the
chain down on the same side of the heat shield as the
existing chain, and attach it to the lever on the
damper motor with another pendant. Push the pendant snug into the hole in the lever. Then mount the
controls to the bracket.
4. Adjust the chain on the draft control lever until it is just
snug but the damper is still closed. When the damper
motor is energized, the damper should open all the
way. Lock the chain onto the keyhole with another
pendant just like the chain beside it.
1. Remove the bottom louver. (See operation #1 in the
above section.) Pull the louver from the right hand
side toward you. Lift the louver to remove the bottom
of the hinge rod from its hole. Remove the top of the
hinge rod from the top hole.
2. Remove the ash pan, to do so, you will need to
remove the plug from the inside of the firebox.
3. Remove the ash pan’s drawer. Remove the screw
located on the right hand side of the drawer at its
back.
4. Mount the blower on its 90º bracket. Be sure that the
wires are connected to the blower before mounting.
5. Wire the thermostat as shown in (Figure 15), making
sure the wall control is sufficiently away from the
direct radiation of the fireplace. Make certain that it is
at least 10 ft. away from the fireplace, but in the same
room.
5. Hold the blower with the outlet facing up from the
back. Fit the blower through the louver opening.
CIRCULATING BLOWER (FDHB5-N)
7. Mount the thermal switch on its support as shown in
(Figure 17). The thermal switch support is located just
beneath the bottom of the firebox on the right hand
side leg. Push the clips on to the support as far as
they will go.
NOTE: It is important that the wiring for the blower kit is
installed during framing so that the wiring can be easily
hidden.
6. Slide the blower into place between the two brackets.
You should see the wheels of the blower.
NOTE: One thermal switch is all that is required
to operate the internal blower, the central heat
blower, or both.
Blower speed control
Circulating blower
Terminal block
Thermal
switch
bypass
8. Locate the provided speed control in a switch
box at a convenient location on the wall and connect it with conventional 90° C 14 gauge wire
(see Figure 16).
9. Replace the ash pan drawer and screw, the
ash pan and the louver.
CATALYTIC COMBUSTOR (FDCCO)
Thermodisc
Figure 16: Circulating blower
(See also the instruction sheet included with the
catalytic combustor kit.)
Mounting clips
Thermal switch
Terminal switch
The (FDCCO) Catalytic Kit of the Opel AP
includes:
Circulating blower
Bottom
louver
Louver
retention
Figure 17: Circulating blower location (sectional view)
- Cotter pin
- Template
- Bypass rod
- Bypass damper
- Catalytic bypass frame(with rope seal)
- Catalytic converter
- Tapping screws (10) and washers (2)
- Retaining brackets (4)
- Fiberglass rope seal
- Control eye, handle and extension
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Preparation of the fireplace
1. Remove doors and all refractory liners.
2. Lay unit on its back for easier access.
3. Remove the screen above the door opening by
removing the 4 screws in behind (Picture1). If the unit
has been fired already, oil the screws before removing them or they may break.
4. Remove secondary air tube by removing the screw
on the left side (Picture 2).
5. Remove the baffle. (See instructions on page 8, baffle removal section.)
6. Break off the baffle support brackets by bending the
brackets up and down with vice grips (Picture 3).
Installation of the catalytic combustor
1. Hook the template provided into the top louver opening, flush with the right side.
2. Use a punch to make a mark through the small hole
on the front of the template (Picture 4), then remove
template and discard. Make a pilot hole at the punchmark, then drill a 33/64” hole (Picture 5).
1
3. Take the bypass rod and, from inside the fireplace,
push the long end through the hole you just drilled.
On the outside, pull the bar out as far as it will go
(Picture 6).
4. With a cotter pin, connect the bypass rod to the
bypass damper (Picture 7). The bent lip side faces
the back of the unit with the connecting bracket facing up.
5. Install the new catalytic holder. It only goes in one
way as shown in (Picture 8). The bottom of the catalytic holder must be at 18 ¾” from the bottom of the
firebox (Picture 9).
6. Install the retaining brackets as shown using the self
tapping screws provided (Picture 10).
2
7. Install a set of brackets close to the face of the unit
on the angle portion of the catalyst holder. Make sure
that the holes for the secondary air tube remain open
(Picture 11).
8. Carefully put the catalytic in place (Picture 12) and
hold in place with the 1/4” screws and washers provided.
9. Replace the primary air screen and the secondary air
tube.
3
Figure 18a: Installation of the catalytic kit
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10. You can now stand up the Opel AP again, then put
back the refractory liners and the doors.
After the facing is installed
1. Attach the control eye to the bypass rod by tightening
the setscrew with a 1/8” Allen wrench (Picture 13).
2. If the bypass rod is too short due to thick brick facing,
attach the extension. Measure the required length
from the threaded end and cut off excess before
installing the control eye.
3. Insert the handle into the control eye.
GOLD / PEWTER LOUVERS (FDL)
The standard black louvers above and below the doors
can be replaced with a gold plated louvers or pewter louvers
(OPLG) if you wish. You may order these from your dealer.
NOTE: There are 2 positions for the louvers: flush with
the front or protruding from the front.
Dismantling and assembling louvers
Figure 18b: Installation of the catalytic kit
1. The top louvers are held in place by springs underneath. Therefore, push down from the top and pull
out. To remove the bottom, remove the screw on each
side of the louvers.
2. Take the assembly apart by removing the top nuts
from the rods. Note that there are two washers underneath the top nuts on the bottom louvers. These
washers are placed to provide space for the air control lever. Make sure they go back when you
reassemble the louvers.
3. Assemble the new louvers the same way the old ones
came apart, reusing the original rods and spacers.
Leave about 1/4" of the rod protruding above the top
nut. Make sure you replace the washers under the top
nuts of the bottom louvers.
4. Put the reassembled louvers back into the fireplace.
NOTE: Although the gold plating will not tarnish, care
must be taken not to scratch the surface.
ROCK RETAINER KIT (FDK)
Facing
Facing material may only be non-combustible such as
metal, brick, rock, concrete board, or ceramic tile.
4
5
6
7
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Gypsum board is NOT an acceptable facing material.
Follow these steps:
WARNING: DO NOT restrict airflow through the inlet
and outlet louvers of the stove. If two (2) gravity vent
kits are installed with the dampers removed, only
then may the upper louver area be blocked.
NOTE: Remove the fireplace doors and louvers, and
store them in a safe place until the masonry work is finished. Acid from the cleaning operation will permanently
damage the gold plating.
Installation
If you desire to fully face the fireplace with thin masonry,
it is recommended that you purchase the rock retainer kit
(part FDK with the upper louvers in place, or the FDK-1
with the upper opening blocked) to help keep the facing
in place. It is NOT recommended for brick or other selfsupporting materials.
1. Install the expanded metal on the top half of the fireplace using drill and tap screws at locations shown
(see Figure 19). If there is a bypass rod above the
door, allow for it to come through. For thick rock, the
rod extension (R6414) may be required.
18 ¾”
Figure 18c: Installation of the catalytic kit
8
9
10
11
12
13
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2. Install the metal edging on each side of the doors,
making sure that the edges fit nicely with the arch
edge above. There are right and left side expanded
metal pieces. The expanded metal is correctly
installed when the expanded metal is facing upwards,
to catch the mortar. A wider steel lintel bar may be
required for heavy rock.
3. Cover the rest of the area with wire mesh, or metal
lath, flush with the heavy expanded metal. Make sure
nails or staples used for fastening mesh penetrate the
studs at least 1".
4. Mortar must be “thin set” or “thin bed” type, inherently polymer modified. Do not add water to the mixture
(this applies to the grout as well). If the mortar is not
modified, you should add a synthetic latex additive.
Mix to a firm, moist consistency.
5. Using a plasterer or mason’s trowel, apply a scratch
coat that covers the wire mesh. Let the mortar set
before adding another coat. This will take several
hours. Afterwards, apply a thinner coat and the facing.
Do not
spread plaster over more than a
workable area so that the mortar will not set before
the facing is applied.
6. If additional mortar is required, use a grout bag to fill
in the joints. Take extra care to avoid smearing on the
surface of the facing.
NOTE: If you wish to cover the top louver using an FDK1 you must provide access to the air control located
inside the right side of the top louver opening. The FDK1 has a removable panel which permits access to the air
control. The masonry which covers this panel should be
installed in such a way that it can be
removed if necessary.
IMPORTANT: No substitution of any of these parts is
allowed. These genuine RSF Woodburning
Fireplaces parts have the correct clearances. These
clearances must be maintained for your safety.
The FDV system incorporates standard 8" B-vent components for installation. Single wall pipe is not allowed
due to the high temperature of the air in a gravity vent
system. Any listed brand of 8" B-vent pipe may be used
and is not a part of the FDV. The maximum pipe length is
15 ft. from the top of the fireplace to the outlet. The Bvent components can be replaced by UltraBlack double
wall black connector made by ICC only.
NOTE: If two gravity vent lines are installed, then two
FDV kits must be ordered.
(Figure 23) indicates the minimum clearances and framing dimensions. Passing through a combustible wall or
ceiling requires a minimum clearance of 2" from combustibles.
WARNING: Every measurement and clearance on the
illustrations must be followed to assure safety of the
installation.
Installation
CAUTION: Do not replace the grill from the FDV with
shutters. Do not allow heat to be trapped in the gravity
vent system.
1. Plan the gravity vent run first. Be aware that the maximum actual pipe length between the top of the fireplace and the outlet is 15 feet. There is no maximum
number of elbows in a run, but the run must never go
in a downward direction as this can trap heat in the
gravity vent system.
Thickness of
sheeting
REMOTE VENTING
The gravity vent system can distribute air
to an upper level or a room next door
without an extra blower. If you use two
gravity vent kits you may block off the
upper louver area with the desired facing. The central heat option allows heat
to be sent up to 50 ft. away. (Figure 21)
illustrates various certified ways of incorporating the two systems.
Framing
Metal edging
THE GRAVITY VENT SYSTEM (FDV)
The FDV kit includes:
- A grill
- A grill adaptor
- A B-vent starter section
- A shut-off damper (do not use
with upper louvers blocked)
Drill and tap
screws
Figure 19: Installation of rock retainer kit
Use only the
predrilled holes
in the FDK kit to
attach it to the
fireplace.
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Stones, tile or brick
Mortar
WARNING: If you are blocking off the upper louvers
of the Opel AP, do not install the shut-off dampers.
Optional masonry
retainer kit
7. Install the B-vent pipe between the B-vent starter and
the grill adapter. Fasten each joint with 3 screws (if
the B-vent pipe manufacturer allows this in its instruction manual). Insert the B-vent pipe in the grill adapter
and fasten it with three screws. The B-vent pipe
needs only to be inserted into the adapter enough to
be able to screw it in place. This allows you about 3
1/2" of play.
8. Once the wall facing around the gravity vent grill
adapter has been completed, install the grill with the
supplied screws. The gravity vent is now ready for
operation.
THE CENTRAL HEAT SYSTEM
Hearth
Figure 20: Facing with masonry
Wire mesh
Plywood or
gypsum board
2. The grill adapter is designed to be installed underneath the gypsum board in the wall. Frame a 13" x
13" hole to accept the gravity vent grill adapter in the
desired location. Fit the gravity vent grill adapter into
the framed hole and fasten it into place with nails or
screws. If you are installing the outlet in an already
finished area, you must remove the gypsum board
and frame a 13" x 13" hole in the existing framing, in
order to meet the required clearances.
3. Remove the outer cover to the left, right, or both sides
of the flue outlet, on the Opel AP.
Required components:
1) Part FDHC6 :
A blower control center, a thermostat
and a thermal switch.
2) Part FDHC6-1:
A back draft damper
3) Part FDHB6 :
A maximum 636 C.F.M. blower with a
variable speed motor, 2 noise reduction collars, a blower speed control,
and a mounting bracket.
NOTE: Parts 2 and 3 must be used together for this system. Use of any substitutes will de-certify the system.
4. Cut the insulation to the size of the opening and
remove the cover plate underneath (it is taped in
place).
5. Install the B-vent starter section. The slot in the B-vent
starter section should be facing the front and the hole
should be facing the back. Bend up the four tabs at
the base of the starter section to hold it in place.
6. Install the shut-off damper at the base of the starter
section. The shut-off damper enables the manual
control of hot air flowing through the gravity vent pipe.
With the top louver removed, and the angular portion
of the rod in hand, insert the damper rod into the hole
in the starter section. Next, make sure that the washer and spring on the control arm are both on the outside of the starter section and that the rod has fit
snugly into the slot. A definite tension should exist
between the shut-off damper rod and the starter section. Replace the louvers. The damper rod should
protrude above the top of the louvers.
-no ducting
-top grill open
-1 gravity vent kit
-top grill open
-central heating
duct kit
-top grill open
-2 gravity vent kits
-top grill closed
-central heating
duct kit
-1 gravity vent kit
-top grill open
-2 gravity vent kits
-top grill open
Figure 21: Remote venting options for the Opel AP
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From the louver opening bend out two of the lower tabs
to prevent the damper from being pulled out.
Grill
adapter
4. Before proceeding with the installation of the blower,
make sure that the electrical service to the blower is in
the OFF position. All wiring should be in accordance
with local ordinances and the National Electric Code.
B-vent
starter
Grill
Figure 22: Gravity vent kit (FDV)
The 8” back-draft damper prevents hot air from travelling
into the C vent (single wall) ducting unless the Central Heat
Blower (FDHB6) is operating. When the thermostat calls for
heat, the blower turns on and opens the one-way valve. At
the same time, the room air is drawn through the upper and
lower louvers, which mixes and reduces the overall temperature of the forced air that travels through the ducting.
NOTE: The blower can basically be installed anywhere in
the home, however some thought should go into the planning to ensure that the blower noise does not affect rooms
you would like kept quiet. If the central heating system
ductwork is passing through an area in your home that you
do not wish to be heated, then the ducting should be insulated. Length of runs should be as short as possible to conserve space and minimize cost. Maximum duct length
should not exceed 50 feet from the fireplace to the furthest
outlet. There is a loss of about 15% performance at 50 feet.
WARNING: If the back-draft damper is not installed,
the central heat ducting may become too hot for the
surrounding combustible materials. Any substitute for
the FDHC6-1 kit will void all warranty coverage by RSF
Woodburning Fireplaces.
NOTE: The blower automatically shuts off if the air temperature reaches 180° F inside the ducting.
5. Locate the blower in a convenient location. The blower may be installed vertically or horizontally. The horizontal installation can utilize either the supplied
mounting bracket or, if you want to install the blower
farther away from the ceiling, you can use plumber’s
strapping. A vertical installation must include the
mounting bracket.
Installation
1. Remove the cover left side only.
2. Cut the insulation to the size of the opening and remove
the cover plate underneath (it is taped in place).
NOTE: If you have an existing hot air system, you may
safely ‘tie in’ to this hot air system. However, no hot air duct is
Grill and adaptater
to be connected to the return air
of another central heating system.
Optional gravity
vent outlet
59” min.
3. Install the back draft damper crimped side up, making
sure it is pushed all the way down. Bend out the 4 middle tabs to fasten the damper to the top of the fireplace.
4” min.
4” min.
2” min.
“B” vent
starter(s) here
2”
min.
59” min.
59” min.
2” min.
Front view
Figure 23: Gravity vent clearances
6. Connect the INLET of the
blower to the ducting coming
from the fireplace, using 8”
diameter metal ducting (rigid or
flex). Any other size will not
work properly. Use only metal
ducting between the fireplace
and the blower. You may use
plastic ducting after the blower,
provided the temperature rating
of the ducting is at least 250° F.
Do not use plastic ducting in a
chase.
NOTE: The central heat ducting
may be run at a 0” clearance to
combustibles.
Side view
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Thermostat
Central heat
control kit
(FDHC6)
Thermal
switch
Figure 24: Central heating kit (FDHC6)
Blower speed
control
Mounting
bracket
Back draft
damper
(FDHC6-1)
eters. Houses vary in size and layout, so duct systems
must be specifically designed for each home. The diagrams on this sheet are examples only. The cross sectional area of the distribution system must total at least
50 square inches. If you have more than 50 square inches, some of the system may be shut off, but there must
always be 50 square inches of ducting open at all times.
For example, if 5" pipe is used for distribution, the cross
section of each is 20 square inches. The minimum allowable ducting would be three runs of 5" pipe.
(Figures 27 & 28) illustrate two examples of “tying-in” to
existing ductwork. Directing air in the right direction will
reduce reverse flow when the existing furnace blower is
off. Some reverse flow will not cause any problems.
CAUTION: Tie-ins into existing ductwork must be
down stream from the existing furnace.
Central heat variable
speed blower
2 noise reduction
collars
Figure 25: Central heat blower kit (FDHB6-1)
7. To install the blower (for the FDHB6 only): attach the
noise reduction collars to either side of the blower
using 1/2” self-tapping screws.
8. Ductwork can then be run to the desired rooms. Up to
six 5" or five 6" diameter runs can be installed from
this system.
NOTE: Runs must be balanced as air travels along the
path of least resistance. Balance the airflow by diameter
and length of runs. Longer runs should have larger diam-
NOTE: When the central heating blower is in operation,
it removes air from the room containing the fireplace. If
this room can be closed off from the rest of the house
(e.g. with a door), a grill with at least a 100 square inch
open area must be installed to allow the air to return to
the fireplace. Otherwise periodic smoking from the fireplace will result.
9. Wire the blower to a 115-volt, 15-amp breaker
through the thermostat provided. The variable speed
switch provided should be installed in a convenient
location near the fireplace so the blower can be shut
off during refueling. The blower control center should
be placed in an accessible location near the blower. It
should be mounted in a 4 x 4 electrician’s box. You
have two options of how you can connect the central
heat blower to the blower control assembly.
Ideal blower
thermostat location
Hot air
Cool air
Warm air
registers
Central heat
blower
Air circulation through fireplace and home with central heat
blower in the ‘OFF’ cycle.
Figure 26: Central heat ducting options (single floor)
Air circulation through fireplace and home with central heat
blower in the ‘ON’ cycle (blower thermostat calling for heat).
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a) If you would like the blower to turn on when the
thermostat calls for heat, first locate the thermostat in
the principal room heated by the duct system. Do not
install it in the room where the fireplace is installed.
There are yellow black and red wires coming out of
the relay as shown in the wiring diagram. Connect the
wire from #4 of the terminal block to the black wire
and put the wire connector on the red wire for protection. (See Figures 36 and 37 for schematic wiring diagrams.)
b) If the fireplace is in a small room and/or you
would like the central heat blower to remove air from
this room when it becomes too hot, locate the thermostat in the room with the fireplace. Connect the
wire from #4 of the terminal block to the red wire and
put the wire connector on the black wire for protection. (See Figures 36 and 37 for schematic wiring diagrams.)
(Figure 29) shows some ways of ducting the hot air from
the blower. You are not restricted in the size of pipe, as
long as the total cross sectional area of all runs combined is not less than 50 square inches. The diagram
shows alternate blower locations. Only one external
blower can be installed.
Example 1: tie-in to heat
plenum for circulation throughout all rooms
Figure 27: Examples of air circulation
when tying-in to existing ductwork
Example 2: tie-in to
part of the duct system
45° tie-in
Blower
Deflector
Cold air
return
Cold air
return
Central heat blower
OPEL AP
Furnace
OPEL AP
Figure 28: Example tie-ins to A) central heat duct and B) central heat plenum
Furnace
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10. If the blower fails to operate, check the following:
a) Consult the wiring diagram to assure proper connections.
b) To assure proper contact, check the motor lead
wiring, incoming supply wiring and capacitor connections.
c) If possible, use a meter to test for continuity
between the fan leads. Please note that the capacitor will show no reading if it is tested with a meter.
11. If the blower still fails to operate, consult your local
RSF Woodburning Fireplaces authorized dealer for
repair/replacement instructions.
ZONE HEATING (FDHCZ1 AND FDHCZ2)
For more regional heat control, the OPEL AP is ideally
suited for zone heating. (Figure 31) shows an example of
a three-zone system. The thermostat simultaneously
opens the desired valve and starts the blower when heat
is required. The zone control system consists of:
FDHCZ-1 (Figure 32):
(1 time)
NOTE: The FDHCZ-1 replaces the FDHC6 if you are
installing the zone system.
FDHCZ-2 (Figure 33):
(1 to 3 depending
of how many zone you
want to control)
The system is wired similarly to the central heat system
(Figures 36 and 37) with the addition of the blower control and the blower center (see Figure 38). The whole
system runs on 24V AC. Make sure that the thermostats
are matched with the correct zone valve.
NOTE: the Opel AP must be installed in accordance with
all local codes, if any; if not, follow the current CSA C22.1
in Canada or NFPA 70 in the USA. Install and use as per
the manufacturer’s installation and operating instructions.
- 1 control box
- 1 blower transformer relay
- 1 thermal switch
Noise reduction collars
Alternative blower
location
2 duct
6” diameter runs
Zero
clearance
4” min.
3 duct
5” diameter
runs
B-vent pipe
Figure 29: Central heat location options
59” min.
Blower
Back draft
damper
- 1 zone valve (normally
closed)
- 1 thermostat
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Black
White
Ground (bare)
Red
Yellow
To
thermostat
To speed
control
Speed Thermocontrol
stat Option1: warning thermostat
(see schematic
wiring diagram
Figure 36)
Blower
control
detail
To blower
To terminal
Blower
control
Terminal
bloc
Option 2:
cooling thermostat (see
schematic
wiring diagram
Figure 36)
110 V
Terminal detail
BWG
Figure 30: Central heat system wiring diagram
Blower
Zone damper
Figure 31: Zone heating - example 3 zone
Blower control
centre
Zone control
box
Figure 32: Zone control kit (FDHCZ-1)
Blower
detail
Zone
thermostats
Zone register
Thermostat
Thermal
switch
Figure 33: Zone heating kit (FDHCZ-2)
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OPEL AP
Draft damper
thermostat
Draft damper motor
Terminal block
24V
Transformer
black
white
ground (bare)
Figure 34: Wiring for the thermostat
110V
Thermal
switch bypass
(optional)
Internal blower
Thermal
switch
Terminal block
black
white
ground (bare)
110V
Figure 35: Wiring for the circulating blower
Blower speed
control
Page 29
OPEL AP
Blower control
thermostat
Thermal
switch
Central blower
speed switch
Terminal
block
18 ga
LVT
External central
heat blower
black
white
black
white
yellow
white
black
Relay
*For a warming thermostat, 1 should be the red
wire and 2 should be
the black wire
2*
ground (bare)
*For a cooling thermostat, 1 should be the
black wire and 2 should
be the red wire
1*
110V
Figure 36: Wiring for the central heat system
Draft
damper
thermostat
Draft
damper
motor
Thermal
switch
Internal
blower
Internal
blower
speed
control
Blower control
thermostat
Central blower
speed switch
Terminal
block
18ga
LVT
Transformer
External central
heat blower
black
white
black
24V
Relay
yellow
white
black
white
2*
ground (bare)
1*
110V
Figure 37: Wiring for all systems combined
*For a warming thermostat, 1 should be
the red wire and 2
should be the black
wire
*For a cooling thermostat. 1 should be
the black wire and 2
should be the red
wire
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Blower control
Fuse
Jumper
Zone
thermostat
(Heat Only)
Thermal switch
Zone valves
(8”NC)
Zone dampers
zone 1
zone 1
zone 2
black
zone 2
zone 3
Draft
damper
motor
zone 3
Draft
damper
thermostat
Internal
blower
Thermal
switch
Internal
blower speed
control
External
blower
control
Terminal
switch
18ga
LVT
black
white
black
110V
Figure 38: Wiring for all systems with a zone heat system
yellow
ground (bare)
24V
relay
white
black
white
External
central heat
blower
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OPEL AP
1
1
Removable top louvers
2
Primary air tube
3
Secondary air tube
4
Air wash grid
5
High heat refractory lining
6
Ceramic glass
7
Convection chamber
8
Adjustable hinge pins
9
Andiron
2
3
7
5
6
8
4
10
Adjustable latch
11
Removable bottom louvers
12
Combustion air control knob
13
210 CFM blower, included
rheostat (option)
10
9
13
12
11
OPEL AP cut-away view
FIREPLACE OPTIONS
FDCCO
FDFS
FDGRK2
FDHB5-N
FDHB6
FDHC4
Opel catalytic kit
Firescreen
Gasket replacement kit
Blower
Blower - central heat
Thermostat kit
FDHC6
FDHC6-1
FDHZ1
FDHZ2
FDK
FDK-1
FDL
FDM
Central heat control
Back draft damper
Zone heat control
Zone damper (elect.)
Rock retainer kit
Rock retainer kit w/o opening
Gold louver kit
Brick chimney adaptor
REPLACEMENT PARTS
NOT AVAILABLE
PART OF ASSEMBLY
N/A
P/A
DESCRIPTION
NEW CODE
OLD CODE
PRICE
Ash pan plug
1.5.3.NPT
15,00
Ash pan
1.5.2.P
50,00
Floor shield assembly
1.5.6.P
N/A
Top louver fin (black)
10.1.NPR
A959
10,00
Top louver fin (gold)
10.11.NPR
30,00
Top louver fin (pewter)
10.21.NPR
30,00
Top louver hardware assembly
99.10.03.P
15,00
Nut 1/4-20 Hex
14.3.52
R1415
P/A
Louver rod
14.9.1
R6416
P/A
Spacer 1/4" X 1 3/8"
14.8.5
R6149
P/A
Retention spring for louvers
14.5.3
R6309
P/A
Bottom louver fin (black)
10.2.NP
10,00
Bottom louver fin (gold)
10.12.NP
30,00
Bottom louver fin (pewter)
10.22.NP
30,00
Bottom louver hardware assembly
99.10.04.P
45,00
Louver rod
14.9.1
R6416
P/A
Spacer 1/4" X 1 3/8"
14.8.5
R6149
P/A
Bolt 1/4" x 4 1/2" Hex
14.1.63
R1227
P/A
Nut 1/4-20 Hex
14.3.52
P/A
Nut 1/4-20 Stover
14.3.54
R1416
P/A
Lower louver magnet stop
10.3.NP
4,00
Magnet bracket assembly
1.10.3.NP
10,00
Black door set
FDDB
400,00
Gold door set
FDDG
800,00
Pewter door set
FDDP
800,00
Radiation fire shield
9.9.P
A990
5,00
Glass retaining brackets
9.11.P
A975
4,00
Gasket replacement kit
FDGRK2
25,00
Door gasket (5/8)
14.10.3
R7005
P/A
Door gasket (1/4)
14.10.5
R7009
P/A
Door handle assembly (left)
99.09.02.P
15,00
Door handle (left)
1.9.2.P
A970A
10,00
Door handle grip (wood)
14.6.1
R6012
5,00
Washer
14.2.81
R1321P
P/A
Locknut 2-way
14.3.83
R1324
P/A
Door handle assembly (right)
99.09.01.P
20,00
Door handle (right)
1.9.3.P
A971A
10,00
Door handle spacer
14.17.30
R6426
P/A
Door closer pawl
14.17.31
A1283
5,00
Door handle grip (wood)
14.6.1
R6012
5,00
Washer
14.2.83
R1321P
P/A
Locknut 2-way
14.3.83
R1324
P/A
Hinge pin
14.17.76
10,00
Chrome cap for Opel doors
14.17.43
R6271
3,00
Black door set including glass
FDDBO
550,00
Gold door set including glass
FDDGO
950,00
Pewter door set including glass
FDDPO
950,00
includes FDDB, FDDG, FDDP
P/A
Ceramic glass
14.7.2
A974/R6257/9-9.8.P 150,00
Glass gasket
14.10.2
R7002
10,00
Smoke baffle
11.6.P
8.1.P - A1092 50,00
Refractory complete set
99.11.01.P
200,00
Front side left refractory
11.7.P
30,00
Front side right refractory
11.8.P
30,00
Back side left refractory
11.9.P
35,00
Back side right refractory
11.10.P
35,00
Back left refractory
11.11.P
35,00
Back right refractory
11.12.P
35,00
Left bottom refractory
11.14.P
40,00
Right bottom refractory
11.15.P
40,00
Draft control gasket
7.2.DNP
A989
4,00
Draft control assembly
1.7.5.DP
A985
130,00
Primary air screen
7.9.P
A942-2
25,00
Secondary air tube
7.8.P
A1137
55,00
Draft control lever
4.1.DNP
A953W
10,00
Spring
14.5.6
R6307
2,00
Draft control knob
14.6.2
R6000
4,00
Chain and pendant assembly
99.06.01.P
10,00
Chain # 10
14.17.3
R6110
P/A
Detachable pendant
14.17.4
R6121
P/A
Terminal block assembly
99.12.01.P
25,00
Terminal block
1.12.1.DNPR
AA1088W
P/A
Terminal block cover
12.2.DNPR
AA1089
P/A
OPEL AP
Page 32
NOT AVAILABLE
PART OF ASSEMBLY
OLD CODE
N/A
P/A
PRICE
15,00
50,00
N/A
A959
10,00
30,00
30,00
15,00
R1415
P/A
R6416
P/A
R6149
P/A
R6309
P/A
10,00
30,00
30,00
45,00
R6416
P/A
R6149
P/A
R1227
P/A
P/A
R1416
P/A
4,00
10,00
400,00
800,00
800,00
A990
5,00
A975
4,00
25,00
R7005
P/A
R7009
P/A
15,00
A970A
10,00
R6012
5,00
R1321P
P/A
R1324
P/A
20,00
A971A
10,00
R6426
P/A
A1283
5,00
R6012
5,00
R1321P
P/A
R1324
P/A
10,00
R6271
3,00
550,00
950,00
950,00
P/A
14.7.2
A974/R6257/9-9.8.P 150,00
14.10.2
R7002
10,00
11.6.P
8.1.P - A1092 50,00
99.11.01.P
200,00
11.7.P
30,00
11.8.P
30,00
11.9.P
35,00
11.10.P
35,00
11.11.P
35,00
11.12.P
35,00
11.14.P
40,00
11.15.P
40,00
7.2.DNP
A989
4,00
1.7.5.DP
A985
130,00
7.9.P
A942-2
25,00
7.8.P
A1137
55,00
4.1.DNP
A953W
10,00
14.5.6
R6307
2,00
14.6.2
R6000
4,00
99.06.01.P
10,00
14.17.3
R6110
P/A
14.17.4
R6121
P/A
99.12.01.P
25,00
1.12.1.DNPR
AA1088W
P/A
12.2.DNPR
AA1089
P/A
NEW CODE
1.5.3.NPT
1.5.2.P
1.5.6.P
10.1.NPR
10.11.NPR
10.21.NPR
99.10.03.P
14.3.52
14.9.1
14.8.5
14.5.3
10.2.NP
10.12.NP
10.22.NP
99.10.04.P
14.9.1
14.8.5
14.1.63
14.3.52
14.3.54
10.3.NP
1.10.3.NP
FDDB
FDDG
FDDP
9.9.P
9.11.P
FDGRK2
14.10.3
14.10.5
99.09.02.P
1.9.2.P
14.6.1
14.2.81
14.3.83
99.09.01.P
1.9.3.P
14.17.30
14.17.31
14.6.1
14.2.83
14.3.83
14.17.76
14.17.43
FDDBO
FDDGO
FDDPO
REPLACEMENT PARTS
DESCRIPTION
Ash pan plug
Ash pan
Floor shield assembly
Top louver fin (black)
Top louver fin (gold)
Top louver fin (pewter)
Top louver hardware assembly
Nut 1/4-20 Hex
Louver rod
Spacer 1/4" X 1 3/8"
Retention spring for louvers
Bottom louver fin (black)
Bottom louver fin (gold)
Bottom louver fin (pewter)
Bottom louver hardware assembly
Louver rod
Spacer 1/4" X 1 3/8"
Bolt 1/4" x 4 1/2" Hex
Nut 1/4-20 Hex
Nut 1/4-20 Stover
Lower louver magnet stop
Magnet bracket assembly
Black door set
Gold door set
Pewter door set
Radiation fire shield
Glass retaining brackets
Gasket replacement kit
Door gasket (5/8)
Door gasket (1/4)
Door handle assembly (left)
Door handle (left)
Door handle grip (wood)
Washer
Locknut 2-way
Door handle assembly (right)
Door handle (right)
Door handle spacer
Door closer pawl
Door handle grip (wood)
Washer
Locknut 2-way
Hinge pin
Chrome cap for Opel doors
Black door set including glass
Gold door set including glass
Pewter door set including glass
includes FDDB, FDDG, FDDP
Ceramic glass
Glass gasket
Smoke baffle
Refractory complete set
Front side left refractory
Front side right refractory
Back side left refractory
Back side right refractory
Back left refractory
Back right refractory
Left bottom refractory
Right bottom refractory
Draft control gasket
Draft control assembly
Primary air screen
Secondary air tube
Draft control lever
Spring
Draft control knob
Chain and pendant assembly
Chain # 10
Detachable pendant
Terminal block assembly
Terminal block
Terminal block cover
OPEL AP
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OPEL AP
We recommend that our products be installed and
serviced by professionals who are certified in
the U.S. by NFI (National
Fireplace Institute)
or in Canada by WETT
(Wood Energy Technical
Training).
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OPEL AP
OPEL AP - Limited Warranty
30 Year Limited Warranty
All RSF Woodburning Fireplaces models are warranted against defects in material and workmanship for a period of 30
years, subject to the following conditions:
During the first year RSF Woodburning Fireplaces will repair or replace, at our option, any parts which upon examination by an
authorized RSF Woodburning Fireplaces representative are found to be defective, except the parts listed in the EXCLUSIONS
portion of this warranty. RSF Woodburning Fireplaces will also pay reasonable labor costs for the repair work.
During the second through fifth years RSF Woodburning Fireplaces will repair or replace, at our option, any parts which upon
examination by an authorized RSF Woodburning Fireplaces representative are found to be defective, except the parts listed in
the EXCLUSIONS portion of this warranty. RSF Woodburning Fireplaces shall not be responsible for any labor costs associated
with this repair work.
During the sixth through thirtieth years RSF Woodburning Fireplaces will provide replacement parts, if available, at 50% of the
published retail price, except for the parts listed in the EXCLUSIONS portion of this warranty. RSF Woodburning Fireplaces shall
not be responsible for any labor costs associated with this repair work.
EXCLUSIONS
· Electrical components are warranted for one year only.
· Glass and gold plating.
· Damage due to normal wear and tear, such as paint discoloration, worn gaskets, eroded or cracked refractory components.
· Repairs or replacements necessitated by vandalism, neglect, abuse, over-firing, improper fuel or fuel loads, or failure to adequately
service the unit, as stated in the owner’s manual.
· Repairs or replacements (particularly charges for travel and labor) not authorized by RSF Woodburning Fireplaces in advance.
LIMITATIONS
All items found to be defective will be replaced or repaired upon return of the defective part to an authorized RSF Woodburning
Fireplaces dealer. RSF Woodburning Fireplaces will not be responsible for freight costs related to shipping replacement parts.
Any complete fireplace, or part thereof, that is replaced or serviced under this warranty will be warranted for a period not exceeding the remaining term of the original warranty.
This warranty is not transferable.
This warranty does not apply to damage to the appliance while in transit.
This warranty does not apply if the installation does not conform to the installation requirements in the owner’s manual.
RSF Woodburning Fireplaces is free of liability for any damages caused by the appliance, as well as material and labor charges
incurred in the removal or re-installation of any RSF Woodburning Fireplaces fireplace under this warranty. Incidental or consequential damages are not covered by this warranty.
The remedies set forth herein are exclusive, and the liability of the seller shall not exceed the price of the fireplace or part thereof
upon which the liability is based.
This warranty is expressly in lieu of all other warranties expressed or implied, including the warranties of merchantability and fitness
for use and all other obligations or liabilities on the part of RSF Woodburning Fireplaces.