Montigo ME38DV-ST Operating instructions

M38DV-ST
ME38DV-ST
Conversion Kits
RCV008
M38DV-ST Conversion to LP
RCV108
M38DV-ST Conversion to Natural Gas
RCV019
ME38DV-ST Conversion to LP
RCV119
ME38DV-ST Conversion to Natural Gas
Warning: If the information in these instructions is 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.

Check local codes and
read all instructions
prior to installation.

Leave this manual with
the owner.
M38DV-ST/ME38DV-ST Gas Conversion Kit
Table Of Contents
Gas Conversion Instructions
General Information.................................................................. 2
A. Conversion
Parts list..................................................................................... 2
CAUTION - Before you begin:
A.Conversion
1. Before you begin......................................................... 3
2. Ember Burner.............................................................. 3
3. Main Gas Regulator.................................................... 3
4. Pilot Assembly............................................................. 3
5. Main Burner................................................................ 4
B. Check the Gas Pressure....................................................... 4
C. Adjusting the Pilot Burner................................................... 4
Operation.................................................................................... 5
General Information
This gas conversion kit contains the necessary components for field
conversion of an approved Montigo fireplace from Natural Gas (NG)
to Liquid Propane (LP), or from LP to NG. This kit for use with the
following models:
M38DV-ST
 ME38DV-ST
1. Shut off gas at the shut-off valve and disconnect the electrical supply (if used).
2. Remove the glass door as shown in the installation instructions
and remove the logs. Flip down the lower trims to access the Ember Burner:
3. Disconnect the 1/4" tubing from the fitting on the underside of
the pan base. Disconnect the fitting from the inlet side of the gas
control valve.
4. Spin off the coupling just above the tee. The gas valve assembly
will drop out of the way, allowing access to the coupling.
5. Unscrew the coupling assembly from the pan base. The orifice is
located at the top end of the coupling. Unscrew it and install the
orifice from this kit marked 'Ember Burner Orifice' to convert to
the new gas.
Main Gas Control Regulator:
The conversion of this appliance must conform with local codes or,
in the absence of local codes, with the American National Fuel Gas
Code, ANSI Z223.1, or the Canadian Installation Code, CAN / CGA
WARNING!
This conversion kit shall be installed by a qualified service
agency in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions
and all applicable codes and requirements of the authority
having jurisdiction. If the information in these instructions
is not followed exactly, a fire, explosion or production of
carbon monoxide may result causing property damage,
personal injury or loss of life. The qualified service agency
is responsible for the proper installation of this kit. The
installation is not proper and complete until the operation
of the converted appliance is checked as specified in the
manufacturer's instructions supplied with this kit.
Parts List
Quantity
Description
2
Sleeves (main burner)
1
Pilot burner orifice
1
Ember burner orifice
1
Main burner orifice
1
Label for rating plate indicating conversion
1
Label for gas control valve indicating conversion
Page Figure 1a. Accessing the ember burner orifice.
Figure 1b. Changing the ember burner orifice.
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M38DV-ST/ME38DV-ST Gas Conversion Kit
Gas Conversion Instructions
6. Before re-assembling the gas tubing, the gas valve must be
converted to operate on the new gas.
Some models use a SIT On/Off (non-adjustable) gas control
valve, which has reversible regulator. The face of the regulator
is marked to show which gas it is currently set for. Remove the
regulator with a slotted screwdriver and flip it over. Re-insert the
regulator and screw it in snugly. The face of the fitting should
now show the name of the new gas .
7. If the fireplace is equipped with a SIT Hi/Lo gas control valve,
replace the regulator by removing the three screws as shown in
Figure 2, and install the new regulator supplied with this kit.
8. Reassemble the gas fittings.
Pilot Assembly (Type SIT):
9a. If the fireplace is equipped with a SIT pilot, remove pilot hood/
remove screws to
replace regulator
Figure 3b.The SIT Pilot Assembly, with cap off. The pilot hood will
snap off; the orifice must be removed with an allen key.
Pilot Assembly (Type PSE):
10a.If the fireplace is equipped with a PSE pilot, carefully unscrew
the pilot tubing and remove the pilot orifice. Replace it with the
new orifice supplied with this kit. Re-attach and tighten the pilot
tubing, taking care not to damage the tubing by overbending or
pinching it. (See figure 4a.)
Figure 2. Sit 820 Series Gas Control Valves. Shown at left is the
On/Off version. At right is the Hi/Lo version.
Power Pile
Igniter
Pilot Hood
Thermocouple
orifice cap by pulling it off the pilot assembly. The cap will snap
off with slight pressure; the orifice must be removed with an allen
key. (See Figure 3b)
9b. Install the new orifice from the package marked 'Pilot Orifice' in
this kit to convert to the pilot to the new gas. Tighten the orifice
securely with an allen key. Re-attach the pilot hood, making sure
the notch in the hood lines up with the tab on the pilot assembly.
Pilot Orifice
Pilot Tube
Figure 4a.The PSE Pilot assembly. Unscrew the pilot tubing carefully
to access the pilot orifice.
10b.Install the new orifice from the package marked 'Pilot Orifice'
in this kit to convert to the pilot to the new gas. The pilot orifice
has a small marking on the side to indicate its size and which
gas it is for. Ensure that you install the correct orifice in the pilot
assembly. (See figure 4b.)
Figure 3a. The Type SIT Pilot Assembly.
Figure 4b. Pilot orifices for the PSE pilot, showing identification markings.
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Gas Conversion Instructions
B. Checking the Gas Pressure
Main Burner
11. Remove cover plate on both ends of the main (center) burner
and remove main burner tube. (See figure 5)
12. Loosen the set screws at each end of the burner tube. Slide the
sleeves out of each end of the tube and replace them with the
ones from the package marked 'Main Burner Sleeves' in this kit.
(See Inset, Figure 6.) Re-tighten the set screws.
13. Remove the orifices from the orifice holder at each end and
replace them with the new orifices from the package marked
'Main Burner Orifices' in this kit. (See Figure 6.) Make sure the
Orifices are tightened securely to prevent gas leaks.
17. To check the Inlet and Manifold gas pressures, use a Water
Column Pressure Gauge with 5/16" dia. tubing. Make sure the
gas shut-off valve is closed, then attach the gauge to
the Manifold Pressure Test Connection by loosening the screw
shown in Figure 7. The tubing must be tight in the connection to
prevent gas leaks. Measure the Manifold Pressure and compare
the value against the chart below.
Power
Generator
Pilot Adjustment Screw
Wall Switch
14. Re-install the main burner, making sure you center the burner between the two orifices. Ensure that the burner's flame
ports are pointed 90 degrees to the horizontal. Secure the burner
by re-attaching both cover plates.
Inlet
Pressure
Checking Your Conversion
Manifold Pressure
Test Connection
Figure 7. Sit Nova 820 gas valve.
Manifold Pressure (min.)
Inlet Pressure (min.- max.)
Natural Gas
Liquid Propane
3.5" W.C.
10" W.C.
5.5" - 14" W.C.
11" - 14" W.C.
" W.C. = inches water column
18. Turn off the fireplace and close the shutoff valve. Remove the
test gauge. Re-tighten the test connection screw to prevent gas
leakage.
Figure 5. Main Burner.
19. Repeat the procedure for the Inlet Pressure.
20. If the pressure readings are not within the limits set out, contact
the factory. If the pressure readings are correct, ensure that both
test connection screws are tightened securely, to prevent a gas
leak.
C. Pilot Burner Adjustment
Inset. Remove screw
to release sleeve.
21.Locate the Pilot Adjustment Screw on the gas valve. (See figure
7)
22.Adjust pilot screw to provide properly sized flame. To increase the
flame, turn the screw counterclockwise. To decrease the flame,
turn it clockwise. (The flame should impinge on the thermocouple
Figure 6. Changing main burner orifice.
15. Leak test using a soap solution with main burner turned on. Coat
pipe and tubing joints, gasket etc. with soap solution. Bubbles
indicate leaks. Tighten any areas where the bubbles appear until
the bubbling stops completely.
16. Light the fireplace pilot, and turn the gas control knob to the ON
position. Ensure all three burners light properly.
6. Re-Assembly
 Replace the logs, re-install the door and the door surround.
Page Figure 8. Pilot Burners (Type SIT on left; Type PSE on right).
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Operating Instructions
For Your Safety - READ BEFORE LIGHTING:
WARNING:
If you do not follow these instructions exactly, a fire or explosion
may result causing property damage, personal injury or loss of life.
A. This 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 neighbour'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 attempt to 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:
1.
2.
3.
4.
STOP! Read the safety information above on this label.
Flip down the lower trims.
Push in gas control knob and turn clockwise
to "OFF."
Wait five (5) minutes to clear out any gas. Smell for gas,
including near the floor. If you then smell gas, STOP! Follow
"B" in the safety information above on this label. If you don't
smell gas, go to the next step.
5. Locate pilot burner (See illustration at right.) and follow
steps below.
6. Turn knob on gas control counterclockwise
to "PI-
Gas Control Knob
(Shown in "Pilot" postion.)
On/Off model
Gas Control Knob
(Shown in "Pilot" postion.)
Hi/Lo model
LOT."
7. Push in gas control knob completely and hold. Light with
Piezo Igniter button. Continue to hold the control knob in for
about (1) minute after the pilot is lit. Release the knob and it
will pop back up. Pilot should remain lit. If it goes out repeat
steps 3 through 8.
 If knob does not pop up when released. Stop and immediately call
your service technician or gas
supplier.
Type PSE
 If the pilot will not stay lit after
several tries, turn the gas control knob
to "OFF" and call your service technician or gas supplier.
8. Push in gas control knob and turn counterclockwise
to "ON."
9. Flip up the lower trim.
Type SIT
10.Turn on remote switch to ignite fire.
NOTE: Knob cannot be turned from "PILOT" to "OFF" unless knob is
pushed in slightly. Do not force.
To Turn Off Gas To Appliance:
1. Turn off remote switch.
2. Flip down the lower trim.
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3. Push in gas control knob slightly and turn
to "Off". Do not force.
4. Flip up the lower trim.
clockwise
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Canadian Heating Products Inc.
Montigo Del Ray Corp.
Surrey, BC V3W 2V6
Ferndale, WA 98248