Vanguard UNVENTED (VENT-FREE) PROPANE/LP GAS LOG HEATER Installation manual

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VENT-FREE PROPANE/LP GAS
MINI-HEARTH HEATER
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OWNER’S OPERATION AND INSTALLATION MANUAL
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Shown With Optional Mantel
Which Features a Built In Base
14,000 to 28,000 Btu/Hr with Thermostat “C” Models
VMH2800TPC
WARNING: If the information in this manual 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.
WARNING: Improper installation,
adjustment, alteration, service,
or maintenance can cause injury
or property damage. Refer to this
manual for correct installation
and operational procedures. For
assistance or additional information consult a qualified installer, service agency, or the
gas supplier.
WARNING: This is an unvented
gas-fired heater. It uses air (oxygen) from the room in which it is
installed. Provisions for adequate
combustion and ventilation air
must be provided. Refer to Air for
Combustion and Ventilation section in this manual.
This appliance may be installed in an aftermarket* manufactured (mobile) home,
where not prohibited by state or local codes.
* Aftermarket: Completion of sale, not for purpose of resale, from the manufacturer. (I.E.
Installation of this product is permitted after the manufactured (mobile) home is sited)
This appliance is only for use with the type of gas indicated on the rating plate.
This appliance is not convertible for use with other gases.
Save this manual for future reference.
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GAS RESIDENTIAL HEATERS
SAFETY
INFORMATION
3.
WARNINGS
IMPORTANT: Read this owner’s
manual carefully and completely
before trying to assemble, operate, or service this heater. Improper use of this heater can
cause serious injury or death from
burns, fire, explosion, electrical
shock, and carbon monoxide
poisoning.
4.
5.
DANGER: Carbon monoxide
poisoning may lead to death!
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: Early signs
of carbon monoxide poisoning resemble the
flu, with headaches, dizziness, or nausea. If
you have these signs, the heater may not be
working properly. Get fresh air at once!
Have heater serviced. Some people are
more affected by carbon monoxide than
others. These include pregnant women,
people with heart or lung disease or anemia,
those under the influence of alcohol, and
those at high altitudes.
Propane/LP Gas: Propane/LP gas is odor-
less. An odor-making agent is added to
propane/LP gas. The odor helps you detect
a propane/LP gas leak. However, the odor
added to propane/LP gas can fade. Propane/
LP gas may be present even though no odor
exists.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
Make certain you read and understand all
warnings. Keep this manual for reference. It
is your guide to safe and proper operation of
this heater.
WARNING: Any change to
this heater or its controls can be
dangerous.
1.
2.
This appliance is only for use with the
type of gas indicated on the rating
plate. This appliance is not convertible
for use with other gases.
Do not place propane/LP supply
tank(s) inside any structure. Locate
propane/LP supply tank(s) outdoors.
11.
12.
13.
14.
If you smell gas
• shut off gas supply
• 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
This heater shall not be installed in a
bedroom or bathroom.
Never install the heater
• in a recreational vehicle.
• where curtains, furniture, clothing, or
other flammable objects are less than
36 inches from the front, top, or sides
of the heater.
• as a fireplace insert.
• in high traffic areas.
• in windy or drafty areas.
This heater needs fresh, outside air ventilation to run properly. This heater has
an oxygen depletion sensor (ODS) pilot light safety system. The ODS shuts
down the heater if not enough fresh air
is available. See Fresh Air for Combustion and Ventilation, pages 5 through 7.
If heater shuts off, do not relight until
you provide fresh, outside air. If heater
keeps shutting off, have it serviced.
Do not run heater
• where flammable liquids or vapors
are used or stored.
• under dusty conditions.
Never place any objects on the heater.
Surface of heater becomes very hot
when running heater. Keep children and
adults away from hot surface to avoid
burns or clothing ignition. Heater will
remain hot for a time after shut-down.
Allow surface to cool before touching.
Carefully supervise young children
when they are in same room with heater.
Make sure screen is in place before running heater.
Do not use heater if any part has been
under water. Immediately call a qualified service technician to inspect the
room heater and to replace any part of
the control system and any gas control
which has been under water.
Turn off and unplug heater and let cool
before servicing. Only a qualified service
2
person should service and repair heater.
15. Operating heater above elevations of
4,500 feet could cause pilot outage.
16. WARNING: Do not use a blower insert,
heat exchanger insert, or other accessory
not approved for use with this heater.
17. WARNING: To prevent performance
problems, do not use a propane fuel
tank of less than 100 lbs. capacity.
LOCAL CODES
Install and use heater with care. Follow all
local codes. In the absence of local codes, use
the latest edition of The National Fuel Gas
Code ANSI Z223, also known as NFPA 54*.
*Available from:
American National Standards Institute, Inc.
1430 Broadway
New York, NY 10018
National Fire Protection Association, Inc.
Batterymarch Park
Quincy, MA 02269
PRODUCT
FEATURES
Safety Device
This heater has a pilot with an Oxygen
Depletion Sensor Shutoff System (ODS).
The ODS/pilot is a required feature for
vent-free room heaters. The ODS/pilot shuts
off the heater if there is not enough fresh air.
Piezo Ignition System
This heater has a piezo ignitor. This system
requires no matches, batteries, or other
sources to light heater.
Thermostatic Heat Control
This heater has a thermostat sensing bulb
and a control valve. This results in the
greatest heater comfort. This can also result
in lower gas bills.
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OWNER’S MANUAL
PRODUCT
IDENTIFICATION
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Heater
Cabinet
Screen
Front
Panel
Log
Figure 1 - Vent-Free Gas Log Propane/LP Gas Space Heater
Piezo Ignitor
UNPACKING
1.
2.
3.
4.
Ignitor
Cable
Remove heater from carton.
Remove all protective packaging applied to heater for shipment.
Make sure your heater includes two
hardware packets.
Check heater for any shipping damage.
If heater is damaged, promptly inform
dealer where you bought heater.
ASSEMBLY
Figure 2 - Removing Front Panel of Heater
ASSEMBLING HEATER
Installing Log
Tools Required: Phillips screwdriver, 5/16"
hex wrench, and slotted screwdriver
Removing Front Panel Of Heater
1.
2.
Remove two screws near bottom corners of front panel with Phillips screwdriver.
Pull bottom of front panel forward, then
down (see Figure 2) .
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Note: For easier installation, lay heater on
its back.
1. Remove log from inside top of heater.
Discard protective packaging.
2. Attach ignitor cable to piezo ignitor
(see Figure 3).
3. With Phillips screwdriver, remove four
screws holding screen in place. Remove
screen.
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Figure 3 - Attaching Ignitor Cable to Piezo
Ignitor
4.
5.
Gently slide log between log retaining
brackets on deflector assembly (see Figure 4, page 4). The log should fit firmly
against bottom of log retaining brackets.
Reattach screen using four screws removed in step 3.
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GAS RESIDENTIAL HEATERS
ASSEMBLY
Log
Heater Cabinet
Continued
Side
Brass
Trim
Deflector
Top Brass
Trim
Adjusting
Plate
Set
Screws
Log
Retaining
Brackets
Front Panel
Screen
Shim
Slot
Mitered Edge
Slot
TrussHead
Screw
Figure 6 - Assembling Brass Trim
6.
Nut
Screw
Brass
Front
Trim
WARNING: Always have
burner shield and screen in place
before operating heater. This prevents excessive temperatures on
heater surfaces.
Failure to position the parts in
accordance with these diagrams
or failure to use only parts specifically approved with this heater
may result in property damage or
personal injury.
Screws
Attaching Brass Front Trim to
Front Panel
3.
Locate brass front trim in brass trim
package.
Slide the head of two truss-head screws
from hardware packet into each end of
brass front trim (see Figure 5).
Line up screws with holes in front panel
(see Figure 4). Insert screws in holes.
Attach nuts from inside of front panel.
Tighten with wrench.
Front Panel
Brass Front Trim
Assembled
Brass Trim
Nut
Truss-Head
Screw
Figure 5 - Attaching Brass Front Trim to
Front Panel
Assembling and Attaching
Brass Trim
1.
2.
Burner Shield
Screw
Figure 4 - Assembling Heater
1.
7.
8.
While firmly holding edges of brass
trim together, tighten both set screws
on the adjusting plate with slotted
screwdriver.
Repeat steps 1 through 6 for other side.
Place the assembled trim on front of
heater cabinet. Attach on top and sides
with four brass screws included in hardware package (see Figure 7).
2.
3.
4.
5.
Remove packaging from three remaining pieces of brass trim.
Locate four brass screws, two adjusting plates with set screws, and two
shims in the hardware packet.
Align shim under adjusting plate as
shown in Figure 6.
Slide one end of adjusting plate/shim
in slot on mitered edge of top brass trim
(see Figure 6).
Slide other end of adjusting plate/shim
in slot on mitered edge of side brass
trim (see Figure 6).
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Figure 7 - Attaching Brass Trim to Heater
9.
Reattach front panel to heater if you are
going to mount the heater to the base.
Do not reattach front panel at this time
if you are going to mount heater to wall.
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OWNER’S MANUAL
FRESH AIR FOR
COMBUSTION AND
VENTILATION
WARNING: This heater shall
not be installed in a confined
space unless provisions are provided for adequate combustion
and ventilation air. Read the following instructions to insure
proper fresh air for this and other
fuel-burning appliances in your
home.
PROVIDING ADEQUATE
VENTILATION
The following is exerpts from National Fuel
Gas Code. NFPA 54/ANSI Z223.1, Section
5.3, Air for Combustion and Ventilation.
All spaces in homes fall into one of the three
following ventilation classifications:
1. Unusually Tight Construction; 2. Unconfined Space; 3. Confined Space.
The information on pages 5 through 7 will
help you classify your space and provide
adequate ventilation.
Unusually Tight Construction
Today’s homes are built more energy efficient than ever. New materials, increased
insulation, and new construction methods
help reduce heat loss in homes. Home owners weather strip and caulk around windows
and doors to keep the cold air out and the
warm air in. During heating months, home
owners want their homes as airtight as possible.
While it is good to make your home energy
efficient, your home needs to breathe. Fresh
air must enter your home. All fuel-burning
appliances need fresh air for proper combustion and ventilation.
Exhaust fans, fireplaces, clothes dryers, and
fuel burning appliances draw air from the
house to operate. You must provide adequate fresh air for these appliances. This
will insure proper venting of vented fuelburning appliances.
The air that leaks around doors and windows may provide enough fresh air for
combustion and ventilation. However, in
buildings of unusually tight construction,
you must provide additional fresh air.
Unusually tight construction is defined as construction where:
a. walls and ceilings exposed to the
outside atmosphere have a continuous water vapor retarder with a
rating of one perm (6x10-11 per pasec-m 2 ) or less with openings
gasketed or sealed and
b. weather stripping has been added
on openable windows and doors
and
c. caulking or sealants are applied to
areas such as joints around window and door frames, between sole
plates and floors, between wallceiling joints, between wall panels,
at penetrations for plumbing, electrical, and gas lines, and at other
openings.
If your home meets all of the three criteria
above, you must provide additional fresh
air. See Ventilation Air From Outdoors,
page 7.
If your home does not meet all of the three
criteria above, proceed to page 6.
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Confined and Unconfined Space
The National Fuel Gas Code (ANSIZ223.1,
1992 Section 5.3) defines a confined space
as a space whose volume is less than 50
cubic feet per 1,000 Btu per hour (4.8 m3 per
kw) of the aggregate input rating of all
appliances installed in that space and an
unconfined space as a space whose volume
is not less than 50 cubic feet per 1,000 Btu
per hour (4.8 m3 per kw) of the aggregate
input rating of all appliances installed in that
space. Rooms communicating directly with
the space in which the appliances are installed*, through openings not furnished
with doors, are considered a part of the
unconfined space.
* Adjoining rooms are communicating only
if there are doorless passageways or ventilation grills between them.
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AIR FOR
COMBUSTION AND
VENTILATION
Continued
DETERMINING AIR FLOW FOR HEATER LOCATION
Determining if You Have a Confined or Unconfined Space
Use this worksheet to determine if you have a confined or unconfined space.
Space: Includes the room in which you will install heater plus any adjoining rooms with doorless passageways or ventilation grills between
the rooms.
1. Determine the volume of the space (length x width x height).
Length x Width x Height = ________________ cu. ft. (volume of space)
Example: Space size 20 ft. (length) x 16 ft. (width) x 8 ft. (ceiling height) = 2560 cu. ft. (volume of space)
If additional ventilation to adjoining room is supplied with grills or openings, add the volume of these rooms to the total volume of
the space.
2. Divide the space volume by 50 cubic feet to determine the maximum Btu/Hr the space can support.
_________ (volume of space) ÷ 50 cu. ft. = (Maximum Btu/Hr the space can support)
Example: 2560 cu. ft. (volume of space) ÷ 50 cu. ft. = 51.2 or 51,200 (maximum Btu/Hr the space can support)
3. Add the Btu/Hr of all fuel burning appliances in the space.
Vent-free heater
Gas water heater*
Gas furnace
Vented gas heater
Gas fireplace logs
Other gas appliances*
Total
___________________ Btu/Hr
___________________ Btu/Hr
___________________ Btu/Hr
___________________ Btu/Hr
___________________ Btu/Hr
+ ___________________ Btu/Hr
= ___________________ Btu/Hr
Gas water heater
30,000
Btu/Hr
Vent-free heater
+
28,000
Btu/Hr
Total
=
58,000
Btu/Hr
* Do not include direct-vent gas appliances. Direct-vent draws combustion air from the outdoors and vents to the outdoors.
Example:
4. Compare the maximum Btu/Hr the space can support with the actual amount of Btu/Hr used.
_______________ Btu/Hr (maximum the space can support)
_______________ Btu/Hr (actual amount of Btu/Hr used)
Example: 51,200 Btu/Hr (maximum the space can support)
58,000 Btu/Hr (actual amount of Btu/Hr used)
The space in the above example is a confined space because the actual Btu/Hr used is more than the maximum Btu/Hr the space can
support. You must provide additional fresh air. Your options are as follows:
A. Rework worksheet, adding the space of an adjoining room. If the extra space provides an unconfined space, remove door to adjoining
room or add ventilation grills between rooms. See Ventilation Air From Inside Building, page 7.
B. Vent room directly to the outdoors. See Ventilation Air From Outdoors, page 7.
C. Install a lower Btu/Hr heater, if lower Btu/Hr size makes room unconfined.
If the actual Btu/Hr used is less than the maximum Btu/Hr the space can support, the space is an unconfined space. You will need no
additional fresh air ventilation.
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AIR FOR
COMBUSTION AND
VENTILATION
Continued
WARNING: If the area in which
the heater may be operated is
smaller than that defined as an
unconfined space, provide adequate combustion and ventilation air by one of the methods
described in the National Fuel
Gas Code, ANSI Z223.1, 1992,
Section 5.3 or applicable local
codes.
12"
Ventilation
Grills
into Adjoining
Room,
Option 1
Ventilation Grills
Into Adjoining Room,
Option 2
Or
Remove
Door into
Adjoining
Room,
Option 3
VENTILATION AIR
Ventilation Air From Inside
Building
This fresh air would come from an adjoining
unconfined space. When ventilating to an
adjoining unconfined space, you must provide two permanent openings: one within
12" of the ceiling and one within 12" of the
floor on the wall connecting the two spaces
(see options 1 and 2, Figure 8). You can also
remove door into adjoining room (see option 3, Figure 8). Follow the National Fuel
Gas Code NFPA 54/ANSI Z223.1, Section
5.3, Air for Combustion and Ventilation for
required size of ventilation grills or ducts.
WARNING: Rework worksheet,
adding the space of the adjoining
unconfined space. The combined
spaces must have enough fresh
air to supply all appliances in both
spaces.
12"
Figure 8 - Ventilation Air from Inside Building
Outlet
Air
Outlet
Air
Ventilated
Attic
To Attic
Ventilation Air From Outdoors
Provide extra fresh air by using ventilation
grills or ducts. You must provide two permanent openings: one within 12" of the
ceiling and one within 12" of the floor.
Connect these items directly to the outdoors
or spaces open to the outdoors. These spaces
include attics and crawl spaces.
To
Crawl
Space
Inlet
Air
Inlet Air
IMPORTANT: Do not provide openings for
inlet or outlet air into attic if attic has a
thermostat-controlled power vent. Heated
air entering the attic will activate the power
vent.
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Figure 9 - Ventilation Air from Outdoors
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Ventilated
Crawl Space
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GAS RESIDENTIAL HEATERS
INSTALLATION
NOTICE: A qualified service person must install heater. Follow
all local codes.
CHECK GAS TYPE
Use only propane/LP gas. If your gas supply
is not propane/LP, do not install heater. Call
dealer where you bought heater for proper
type heater.
INSTALLATION ITEMS
Before installing heater, make sure you have
the items listed below.
• external regulator (supplied by
installer, see page 20)
• piping (check local codes)
• sealant (resistant to propane/LP gas)
• manual shutoff valve *
• ground joint union
• test gauge connection * (see Figure
21, page 12)
• sediment trap
• tee joint
• pipe wrench
WARNING: Never install the
heater
• in a bedroom or a bathroom
• in a recreational vehicle
• where curtains, furniture,
clothing, or other flammable
objects are less than 36 inches
from the front, top, or sides of
the heater
• as a fireplace insert
• in high traffic areas
• in windy or drafty areas
WARNING: This heater creates warm air currents. These
currents move heat to wall surfaces next to heater. Installing
heater next to vinyl or cloth wall
coverings or operating heater
where impurities in the air (such
as tobacco smoke) exist, may
discolor walls.
* An A.G.A. design-certified manual shutoff
valve with 1/8" NPT tap is an acceptable
alternative to test gauge connection. Purchase the optional A.G.A. design-certified
manual shutoff valve from your dealer. See
Accessories, page 20.
LOCATING HEATER
WARNING: Maintain the minimum clearances shown in Figure
10. If you can, provide greater
clearances from floor, ceiling, and
joining wall.
You can locate heater on floor. The optional
hearth base is needed. You can also install
optional decorative mantels on the heater
(some mantels require the hearth base). IMPORTANT: Only use optional mantels and
hearth base specified in this manual. Purchase the optional mantel and hearth base
from your dealer. See Accessories, pages 20
and 21.
The heater may also be mounted on a wall.
You cannot use optional mantel if mounting
heater on a wall.
IMPORTANT: Vent-free heaters add mois-
ture to the air. Although this is beneficial,
installing heater in rooms without enough
ventilation air may cause mildew to form from
too much moisture. See Fresh Air for Combustion and Ventilation, pages 5 through 7.
CAUTION: If you install the
heater in a home garage
• heater pilot and burner must be
at least 18 inches above floor.
• locate heater where moving vehicle will not hit it.
For convenience and efficiency, install heater
• where there is easy access for
operation, inspection, and service.
• in coldest part of room.
An optional fan kit is available from your
dealer. See Accessories, page 20. If planning to use fan, locate heater near an electrical outlet.
CEILING
36"
Minimum
6"
Minimum
From
Sides Of
Heater
Left
Side
Right
Side
FLOOR
5" Minimum To Top Surface
Of Carpeting, Tile Or Other
Combustible Material
Figure 10 - Mounting Clearances As Viewed From Front of Heater
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The thermostat sensing bulb has been placed
inside the heater for protection during shipping.
Locating Thermostat Sensing
Bulb
1.
2.
Remove front panel of heater (see Figure 2, page 3).
Locate thermostat sensing bulb just
under burner assembly.
IMPORTANT: Attach thermostat sensing
bulb to back of heater for proper operation.
Attaching Thermostat Sensing
Bulb
1.
2.
3.
Remove thermostat sensing bulb from
holders inside heater. Route through
slot opening in bottom of heater.
Place clamp on thermostat sensing bulb
as shown in Figure 11. Clamp is provided in hardware package.
Snap clamp into upper mounting hole
as shown in Figure 11. Mounting hole
is located on lower left edge on back
of heater. Make sure the thermostat
sensing bulb is pointing up.
Thermostat
Sensing Bulb
Clamp
Figure 11 - Attaching Thermostat Sensing
Bulb
INSTALLATION OPTIONS
Marking Screw Locations
There are three options for mounting this
heater.
A. Mounting heater to wall
B. Mounting heater to optional hearth base
C. Mounting heater to optional mantel
(some mantels require the hearth base).
1.
A. MOUNTING HEATER TO
WALL
Mounting Bracket
The mounting bracket is located on back
panel of heater. It has been taped there for
shipping. Remove mounting bracket from
back panel.
Tape mounting bracket to wall where
heater will be located. Make sure
mounting bracket is level.
WARNING: Maintain minimum
clearances shown in Figure 13. If
you can, provide greater clearances from floor and joining wall.
2.
3.
Mark screw locations on wall (see Figure 13).
Note: Only mark last hole on each end
of mounting bracket. Insert mounting
screws through these holes only.
Remove tape and mounting bracket
from wall.
11"
Min.
Mounting
Bracket
Figure 12 - Mounting Bracket Location
Adjoining Wall
THERMOSTAT SENSING
BULB
16"
Only Insert Mounting
Screws Through Last
Hole On Each End
20 3/4"
Min.
Floor
Methods For Attaching
Mounting Bracket To Wall
Figure 13 - Mounting Bracket Clearances
Only use last hole on each end of mounting
bracket to attach bracket to wall. These two
holes are 16 inches apart from their centers.
Attach mounting bracket to wall in one of
two ways.
1. Attaching to wall stud
2. Attaching to wall anchor
Attaching Mounting Bracket To
Wall
Attaching to wall stud This method pro-
vides the strongest hold. Insert mounting
screws through mounting bracket and into
wall studs.
Attaching to wall anchor This method
allows you to attach mounting bracket to
hollow walls (wall areas between studs) or
to solid walls (concrete or masonry).
Decide which method better suits your needs.
Either method will provide a secure hold for
the mounting bracket.
Note: Wall anchors, mounting screws, and
spacers are in hardware package. The hardware package is provided with heater.
Attaching to wall stud method
For attaching mounting bracket to wall studs
1. Drill holes at marked locations using
9/64" drill bit.
2. Place mounting bracket onto wall. Line
up last hole on each end of bracket with
holes drilled in wall.
3. Insert mounting screws through bracket
and into wall studs.
4. Tighten screws until mounting bracket
is firmly fastened to wall studs.
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INSTALLATION
Continued
Placing Heater On Mounting
Bracket
1.
Attaching to wall anchor method
For attaching mounting bracket to hollow
walls (wall areas between studs) or solid
walls (concrete or masonry)
1. Drill holes at marked locations using
5/16" drill bit. For solid walls (concrete
or masonry), drill at least 1" deep.
2. Fold wall anchor as shown in Figure 14.
3. Insert wall anchor (wings first) into
hole. Tap anchor flush to wall.
2.
Locate two horizontal slots on back
panel of heater.
Place heater onto mounting bracket.
Slide horizontal slots onto stand-out
tabs on mounting bracket.
4.
5.
For thin walls (1/2" or less), insert red
key into wall anchor. Push red key to
“pop” open anchor wings. IMPORTANT: Do not hammer key!
For thick walls (over 1/2" thick) or solid
walls, do not pop open wings.
Place mounting bracket onto wall. Line
up last hole on each end of bracket with
wall anchors.
Stand-Out
Tab
Figure 16 - Mounting Heater Onto
Mounting Bracket
Installing Bottom Mounting
Screws
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Figure 15 - Popping Open Anchor Wings
For Thin Walls
6.
7.
Insert mounting screws through bracket
and into wall anchors.
Tighten screws until mounting bracket
is firmly fastened to wall.
Tighten both screws until heater is
firmly secured to wall. Do not over
tighten.
Note: Do not replace front panel at this
time. Replace front panel after making
gas connections and checking for leaks
(see pages 12-13).
Horizontal Slots
Mounting Bracket
(attached to wall)
Figure 14 - Folding Anchor
8.
7.
Locate two bottom mounting holes.
These holes are near bottom on back
panel of heater (see Figure 17).
Mark screw locations on wall.
Remove heater from mounting bracket.
If installing bottom mounting screws
into hollow or solid wall, install wall
anchors. Follow steps 1 through 4 under Attaching To Wall Anchor Method.
If installing bottom mounting screw
into wall stud, drill holes at marked locations using 9/64" drill bit.
Replace heater onto mounting bracket.
Place spacers between bottom mounting holes and wall anchor or drilled
hole.
Hold spacer in place with one hand.
With other hand, insert mounting screw
through bottom mounting hole and
spacer. Place tip of screw in opening
of wall anchor or drilled hole.
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Figure 17 - Installing Bottom Mounting
Screws
B. MOUNTING HEATER ON
OPTIONAL HEARTH BASE
WARNING: If installing the
GHB802 or GHB802A base on
heater, and using with a GA series heater blower accessory
along with a GS601 surround or a
GM800 or GM900 series mantel,
the surround or mantel clearance
to back wall should be 3/4 inch.
This will improve flame appearance and combustion. This space
is not necessary if using a
GHB802B or GHB802C hearth
base. Use only a GHB802B or
GHB802C hearth base if using a
GA series heater blower accessory with a GM700 series mantel.
Tools needed: #2 Phillips screwdriver, slotted screwdriver, and electric drill (if securing base to floor)
The optional hearth base kit includes the
following:
• Hearth Base
• 4 Wood Screws
• 4 Sheet Metal Screws
• Brass Base Trim
• Hearth Insert
• 4 Anchors
• 2 Brass Screws
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Bottom of Heater
INSTALLATION
Continued
Base
Shipping Screw
Note: It is an option to secure “A” model
hearth base to floor. You must secure the
“B” and “C” model hearth base to floor. To
secure hearth base to floor, follow instructions
under Securing Hearth Base to Floor, below.
If not securing hearth base to floor, proceed to
Mounting Heater to Optional Hearth Base.
Mounting Heater to Optional
Hearth Base
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Lay heater on its back on a table with
the bottom of heater overhanging the
edge of the table.
Remove 2 shipping screws in bottom
of heater. Discard shipping screws.
Line up mounting holes on top of hearth
base with holes in bottom of heater (see
Figure 18).
Using a Phillips screwdriver, secure
hearth base to heater with four sheet
metal screws (see Figure 18).
Stand heater up on base.
Place hearth insert in hearth base as
shown in Figure 19 below.
Assemble brass trim (see steps 1
through 7 under Assembling and Attaching Brass Trim, page 4).
Slide base trim on heater base. Attach
brass trim to base with two brass screws
included as shown in Figure 19 below.
Securing Hearth Base to Floor
1.
2.
3.
Position hearth base in desired location.
Mark holes for drilling (See Figure 18).
Remove hearth base.
For carpeted floor, make a small cut
with a sharp knife at marked locations
before drilling.
If securing to a wood floor, drill a 3/4"
deep hole using a 1/8" diameter drill
bit. Do not use anchors in wood floors.
If securing to a concrete floor, drill a
1 3/8" deep hole using a 1/4" diameter concrete drill bit. Completely insert anchors into each hole.
Mount heater to hearth base following
steps under Mounting Heater to Optional
Hearth Base. After mounting heater, position heater and hearth base over drilled
holes. With slotted screwdriver, secure
hearth base to floor with four wood screws.
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Mounting Holes
Holes for Securing
Heater to Floor
Sheet Metal Screw
Figure 18 - Attaching Heater to Hearth Base
Hearth Insert
Screw
Brass Base
Trim
Figure 19 - Placing Hearth Insert on Heater Base and Attaching Brass Base Trim
C. MOUNTING HEATER WITH
OPTIONAL HEARTH BASE
(WHERE APPLICABLE) TO
OPTIONAL MANTEL. See instructions included with mantel kit.
Assembling Mantel
IMPORTANT: Only use the optional man-
tels specified in this manual. See Accessories, page 20 for proper mantel kits. This
heater is only approved for use with models
GMF800/GMU801 series, GM900F/
GM901U series, GM902F/GM903U series,
and GM700F/GM701U series mantel kits.
Using any other mantel will void the A.G.A.
approval for this heater. Only use models
GMF800/GMU801 series, GM900F/
GM901U series, GM902F/GM903U series
and GM700F/GM701U series mantels with
this heater. Do not use these mantels with
any other product. Before installing, all
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mantels except the GM902F/GM903U series mantel, the heater must be mounted on
the optional hearth base.
Installing Mantel to Heater
WARNING: If installing the
GHB802 or GHB802A base on
heater, and using with a GA series heater blower accessory
along with a GS601 surround or a
GM800 or GM900 series mantel,
the surround or mantel clearance
to back wall should be 3/4 inch.
This will improve flame appearance and combustion. This space
is not necessary if using a
GHB802B or GHB802C hearth
base. Use only a GHB802B or
GHB802C hearth base if using a
GA series heater blower accessory with a GM700 series mantel.
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GAS RESIDENTIAL HEATERS
CONNECTING TO
GAS SUPPLY
NOTICE: A qualified service person must connect heater to gas
supply. Follow all local codes.
CAUTION: A qualified service
person must connect heater to
gas supply. Follow all local
codes.Never connect heater directly to the propane/LP supply.
This heater requires an external
regulator (not supplied). Install
the external regulator between the
heater and propane/LP supply.
The installer must supply an external regulator. The external regulator will reduce
incoming gas pressure. You must reduce
incoming gas pressure to between 11 and 14
inches of water. If you do not reduce incoming gas pressure, heater regulator damage
could occur. Install external regulator with
the vent pointing down as shown in Figure
20. Pointing the vent down protects it from
freezing rain or sleet.
CAUTION: Use only new,
black iron or steel pipe. Internally-tinned copper tubing may
be used in certain areas. Check
your local codes. Use pipe of 1/2"
or greater diameter to allow
proper gas volume to heater. If
pipe is too small, undue loss of
pressure will occur.
Installation must include a manual shutoff
valve, union, and plugged 1/8" NPT tap.
Locate NPT tap within reach for test gauge
hook up. NPT tap must be upstream from
heater (see Figure 21).
Apply pipe joint sealant lightly to male
threads. This will prevent excess sealant
from going into pipe. Excess sealant in pipe
could result in clogged heater valves.
CAUTION: Use pipe joint sealant that is resistant to liquid petroleum (LP) gas.
Install sediment trap in supply line as shown
in Figure 21. Locate sediment trap where it
is within reach for cleaning. Locate sediment trap where trapped matter is not likely
to freeze. A sediment trap traps moisture
and contaminants. This keeps them from
going into heater controls. If sediment trap
is not installed or is installed wrong, heater
may not run properly.
IMPORTANT: Hold pressure regulator with
wrench when connecting it to gas piping
and/or fittings.
Note: Burner bracket
not shown for clarity
Pressure
Regulator
3/8" NPT
Pipe Nipple
Propane/LP
Supply Tank
Tee Joint
External
Regulator
Test Gauge
Connection *
Ground
Union Joint
Reducer
Bushing to
1/8" NPT
Manual Shutoff
Valve *
From External
Regulator (11" W.C.
to 14" W.C. Pressure)
1/8" NPT
Plug Tap
Vent Pointing
Down
Figure 20 - External Regulator with Vent
Pointing Down
Heater
Cabinet
Tee Joint
Sediment Trap
Pipe Nipple
3" Minimum
Cap
Figure 21 - Gas Connection
* An A.G.A. design-certified manual shutoff valve with 1/8" NPT tap is an acceptable
alternative to test gauge connection. Purchase the optional A.G.A. design-certified manual
shutoff valve from your dealer. See Accessories, page 20.
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CHECKING GAS
CONNECTIONS
WARNING: Test all gas piping and connections for leaks
after installing or servicing. Correct all leaks at once.
WARNING: Never use an open
flame to check for a leak. Apply a
mixture of liquid soap and water
to all joints. Bubbles forming
show a leak. Correct all leaks at
once.
CAUTION: Make sure external regulator has been installed
between propane/LP supply and
heater. See guidelines under Connecting to Gas Supply, page 12.
PRESSURE TESTING GAS
SUPPLY PIPING SYSTEM
3.
4.
Check all joints from propane/LP supply tank to manual shutoff valve (see
Figure 23). Apply mixture of liquid
soap and water to gas joints. Bubbles
forming show a leak.
Correct all leaks at once.
PRESSURE TESTING
HEATER GAS
CONNECTIONS
1.
2.
3.
Open manual shutoff valve (see Figure 22).
Open propane/LP supply tank valve.
Make sure control knob of heater is in
the OFF position.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Disconnect heater and its individual
manual shutoff valve from gas supply
piping system. Pressures in excess of
1/2 psig will damage heater regulator.
Cap off open end of gas pipe where
manual shutoff valve was connected.
Pressurize supply piping system by either using compressed air or opening
propane/LP supply tank valve.
Check all joints of gas supply piping
system. Apply mixture of liquid soap
and water to gas joints. Bubbles forming show a leak.
Correct all leaks at once.
Test Pressures Equal To or
Less Than 1/2 PSIG
1.
2.
7.
8.
Open
Manual
Shutoff Valve
OFF
POSITION
Closed
Figure 22 - Manual Shutoff Valve
Thermostat Gas
Valve Location
Propane/LP
Supply Tank
Manual
Shutoff
Valve
Figure 23 - Checking Gas Joints
Close manual shutoff valve (see Figure 22).
Pressurize supply piping system by either using compressed air or opening
propane/LP supply tank valve.
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5.
6.
Check all joints from manual shutoff
valve to thermostat gas valve (see Figure 23). Apply mixture of liquid soap
and water to gas joints. Bubbles forming show a leak.
Correct all leaks at once.
Light heater (see Operating Heater,
pages 14 through 15). Check all other
internal joints for leaks.
Turn off heater (see To Turn Off Gas to
Appliance, page 15).
Replace front panel.
ON
POSITION
Test Pressures In Excess Of 1/2
PSIG
1.
4.
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GAS RESIDENTIAL HEATERS
OPERATING
HEATER
FOR YOUR SAFETY
READ BEFORE
LIGHTING
LIGHTING
INSTRUCTIONS
1.
2.
3.
STOP! Read the safety information
above.
Make sure manual shutoff valve is
fully open.
Turn control knob clockwise
to the OFF position.
Ignitor Button
Control Knob
Keep control knob pressed in for 30
seconds after lighting pilot. After 30
seconds, release control knob.
• If control knob does not pop up
when released, contact a qualified
service person or gas supplier for
repairs.
Note: If pilot goes out, repeat steps
3 through 7. This heater has a
safety interlock system. Wait one
(1) minute before lighting pilot
again.
Ignitor Electrode
LO
WARNING: If you do not follow these instructions exactly, a
fire or explosion may result causing property damage, personal
injury or loss of life.
7.
Pilot Burner
IH
PIL
OFFOT
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 electric switch;
do not use any phone in your
building.
• Immediately call your gas supplier
from a neighbor’s phone. Follow
the gas supplier’s instructions.
• If you cannot reach your gas
supplier, call the fire department.
C. Use only your hand to push in or turn
the gas control knob. Never use tools.
If the knob will not push in or turn
by hand, don’t try to repair it, call a
qualified service technician or gas
supplier. Force or attempted repair
may result in a fire or explosion.
D. Do not use this appliance if any part
has been under water. Immediately
call a qualified service technician to
inspect the appliance and to replace
any part of the control system and
any gas control which has been under water.
Thermocouple
IGNITOR
Figure 24 - Control Knob In The OFF
Position
4.
5.
6.
Wait five (5) minutes to clear out any
gas. Then smell for gas, including
near the floor. If you smell gas,
STOP! Follow “B” in the safety information at the top of page 23. If you
don’t smell gas, go to the next step.
Turn control knob counterclockwise
C-clockwise to the PILOT position. Press
in control knob for five (5) seconds
(see Figure 24).
Note: You may be running this
heater for the first time after
hooking up to gas supply. If so, the
control knob may need to be
pressed in for 30 seconds. This will
allow air to bleed from the gas
system.
With control knob pressed in, push
down and release ignitor button. This
will light pilot. The pilot is attached
to the front of burner. If needed, keep
pressing ignitor button until pilot
lights.
Note: If pilot does not stay lit, refer
to Troubleshooting, pages 17
through 19. Also contact a
qualified service person or gas
supplier for repairs. Until repairs
are made, light pilot with match.
To light pilot with match, see
Manual Lighting Procedure, page 15.
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Figure 25 - Pilot
8.
Turn control knob counterclockwise
C-clockwise to desired heating level. The
main burner should light. Set control
knob to any heat level between HI
and LO.
CAUTION: Do not try to adjust
heating levels by using the
manual shutoff valve.
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OPERATING
HEATER
MANUAL
LIGHTING
PROCEDURE
Continued
TO TURN OFF
GAS TO
APPLIANCE
1.
2.
3.
Shutting Off Heater
1.
2.
Turn control knob clockwise Clockwise
to the OFF position.
Turn off all electric power to the appliance if service is to be performed.
Shutting Off Burner Only (pilot
stays lit)
1.
Turn control knob clockwise
to the PILOT position.
Clockwise
THERMOSTAT
CONTROL
OPERATION
4.
5.
Remove front panel (see Figure 2,
page 3).
Follow steps 1 through 5 under Lighting Instructions, page 14.
With control knob pressed in, strike
match. Hold match to pilot until pilot lights.
Keep control knob pressed in for 30
seconds after lighting pilot. After 30
seconds, release control knob.
Replace front panel.
INSPECTING
BURNER
Check pilot flame pattern and burner flame
pattern often.
Note: The thermostat sensing bulb mea-
sures the temperature of air near the
heater cabinet. This may not always agree
with room temperature (depending on
housing construction, installation location, room size, open air temperatures,
etc.). Frequent use of your heater will let
you determine your own comfort levels.
BURNER FLAME PATTERN
Figure 28, page 16 shows a correct burner
flame pattern. Figure 29, page 16 shows an
incorrect burner flame pattern. The incorrect burner flame pattern shows yellow tipping of the flame. It also shows the flame
higher than one inch above the log.
Note: When using the heater the first time,
the flame will be yellow for approximately
one hour until the log cures.
WARNING: If yellow tipping
occurs, your heater could produce increased levels of carbon
monoxide. If burner flame pattern shows yellow tipping, follow
instructions on page 16.
PILOT FLAME PATTERN
Figure 26 shows a correct pilot flame patThe thermostatic control used on this tern. Figure 27 shows an incorrect pilot
heater differs from standard thermostats. flame pattern. The incorrect pilot flame is
Standard thermostats simply turn on and not touching the thermocouple. This will
off the burner. The thermostat used on cause the thermocouple to cool. When the
this heater senses the room temperature. thermocouple cools, the heater will shut
The thermostat adjusts the amount of gas down.
flow to the burner. This increases or decreases the burner flame height. At times
the room may exceed the set temperaPilot Burner
ture. If so, the burner will shut off. The
burner will cycle back on when room
temperature drops below the set tem- Thermocouple
perature.
The control knob can be set to any heat
level between HI and LO.
If pilot flame pattern is incorrect, as
shown in Figure 27
• turn heater off (see To Turn Off Gas
to Appliance).
• see Troubleshooting, pages 17
through 19.
GOOD PILOT
NOTICE: Do not mistake orange
flames with yellow tipping. Dirt
or other fine particles enter the
heater and burn causing brief
patches of orange flame.
GRH/OV 009
Figure 26 - Correct Pilot Flame Pattern
Pilot Burner
Thermocouple
BAD PILOT/LP
GRH/OV 008
Figure 27 - Incorrect Pilot Flame Pattern
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INSPECTING
BURNER
CLEANING AND
MAINTENANCE
Continued
WARNING: Turn off heater
and let cool before cleaning.
Top of
Flame
About One
Inch Above
Logs
CORRECT FLAME PATTERN
AT HIGH POSITION
Figure 28 - Correct Burner Flame Pattern
CAUTION: You must keep
control areas, burner, and circulating air passageways of heater
clean. Inspect these areas of
heater before each use. Have
heater inspected yearly by a qualified service person. Heater may
need more frequent cleaning due
to excessive lint from carpeting,
bedding material, etc.
ODS/PILOT AND BURNER
Yellow
Tipping
• Use a vacuum cleaner, pressurized
air, or small, soft bristled brush to
clean.
CABINET
Air Passageways
• Use a vacuum cleaner or pressurized
air to clean.
Exterior
• Use a soft cloth dampened with a
mild soap and water mixture. Wipe
the cabinet to remove dust.
INCORRECT FLAME PATTERN
AT HIGH POSITION
Figure 29 - Incorrect Burner Flame Pattern
If burner flame pattern is incorrect, as shown in Figure 29
• turn heater off (see To Turn Off Gas to Appliance, page 15).
• see Troubleshooting, pages 17 through 19.
SPECIFICATIONS
Btu (Variable)
Type Gas
Ignition
Pressure Regulator Setting
Inlet Gas Pressure (in. of water) *
Maximum
Minimum
Dimensions, Inches (H x W x D)
Heater
Carton
Weight (pounds)
Heater
Shipping
* For purposes of input adjustment
14,000/28,000
Propane/LP Only
Piezo
8" W.C.
14"
11"
23.75 x 25.9 x 8.5
25.8 x 28.7 x 10.1
29
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TROUBLE
SHOOTING
WARNING: Turn off and unplug heater and let cool before servicing.
Only a qualified service person should service and repair heater.
Note: All Trouble Shooting items are listed
in order of operation.
CAUTION: Never use a wire, needle, or similar object to clean ODS/
pilot. This can damage ODS/pilot unit.
OBSERVED PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSE
REMEDY
When ignitor button is pressed, there is no
spark at ODS/pilot
1. Ignitor electrode positioned wrong
2. Ignitor electrode broken
3. Ignitor electrode not connected to ignitor
cable
4. Ignitor cable pinched or wet
1. Replace ignitor
2. Replace ignitor
3. Reconnect ignitor cable
5. Piezo ignitor nut is loose
6. Broken ignitor cable
7. Bad piezo ignitor
When ignitor button is pressed, there is
spark at ODS/pilot but no ignition
1. Gas supply turned off or manual shutoff
valve closed
2. Control knob not in PILOT position
3. Control knob not pressed in while in
PILOT position
4. Air in gas lines when installed
5. Depleted gas supply
6. ODS/pilot is clogged
7. Gas regulator setting is not correct
ODS/pilot lights but flame goes out when
control knob is released
1. Control knob not fully pressed in
2. Control knob not pressed in long enough
3. Safety interlock system has been
triggered
4. Manual shutoff valve not fully open
5. Thermocouple connection loose at
control valve
6. Pilot flame not touching thermocouple,
which allows thermocouple to cool,
causing pilot flame to go out. This
problem could be caused by one or both
of the following:
A) Low gas pressure
B) Dirty or partially clogged ODS/
pilot
7. Thermocouple damaged
8. Control valve damaged
4. Free ignitor cable if pinched by any
metal or tubing. Keep ignitor cable dry
5. Tighten nut holding piezo ignitor to
heater cabinet. Nut is located inside
heater cabinet at top
6. Replace ignitor cable
7. Replace piezo ignitor
1. Turn on gas supply or open manual
shutoff valve
2. Turn control knob to PILOT position
3. Press in control knob while in PILOT
position
4. Continue holding down control knob.
Repeat igniting operation until air is
removed
5. Contact local propane/LP gas company
6. Clean ODS/pilot (see Cleaning and
Maintenance, page 16) or replace ODS/
pilot assembly
7. Replace gas regulator
1. Press in control knob fully
2. After ODS/pilot lights, keep control
knob pressed in 30 seconds
3. Wait one minute for safety interlock
system to reset. Repeat ignition operation
4. Fully open manual shut-off valve
5. Hand tighten until snug, then tighten 1/4
turn more
6. A) Contact local propane/LP company
B) Clean ODS/pilot (see Cleaning and
Maintenance, page 16) or replace ODS/
pilot assembly
7. Replace thermocouple
8. Replace control valve
Continued
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TROUBLE
SHOOTING
Continued
OBSERVED PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSE
REMEDY
Burner does not light after ODS/pilot is lit
1. Burner orifice is clogged
1. Clean burner (see Cleaning and
Maintenance, page 16) or replace burner
orifice
2. Replace burner orifice
3. Contact local propane/LP company
2. Burner orifice diameter is too small
3. Inlet gas pressure is too low
Delayed ignition of burner
1. Manifold pressure is too low
2. Burner orifice is clogged
1. Contact local propane/LP company
2. Clean burner (see Cleaning and
Maintenance, page 16) or replace burner
orifice
Burner backfiring during combustion
1. Burner orifice is clogged or damaged
1. Clean burner (see Cleaning and
Maintenance, page16) or replace burner
orifice
2. Replace burner
3. Replace gas regulator
2. Burner damaged
3. Gas regulator defective
Yellow flame during burner combustion
1. Not enough air
2. Gas regulator defective
1. Check burner for dirt and debris. If
found, clean burner (see Cleaning and
Maintenance, page 16)
2. Replace gas regulator
Slight smoke or odor during initial operation
1. Residues from manufacturing processes
1. Problem will stop after a few hours of
operation
Heater produces a whistling noise when
burner is lit
1. Turning control knob to HI position
when burner is cold
2. Air in gas line
1. Turn control knob to LO position and
let warm up for a minute
2. Operate burner until air is removed from
line. Have gas line checked by local
propane/LP company
3. Observe minimum installation
clearances (see Figure 10, page 8)
4. Clean burner (see Cleaning and
Maintenance, page 16) or replace burner
orifice
3. Air passageways on heater blocked
4. Dirty or partially clogged burner orifice
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TROUBLE
SHOOTING
Continued
IMPORTANT: Operating heater where im-
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WARNING: If you smell gas
Shut off gas supply.
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.
purities in air exist may create odors. Cleaning supplies, paint, paint remover, cigarette
smoke, cements and glues, new carpet or
textiles, etc., create fumes. These fumes
may mix with combustion air and create
odors.
OBSERVED PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSE
REMEDY
Heater produces a clicking/ticking noise
just after burner is lit or shut off
1. Metal expanding while heating or
contracting while cooling
1. This is common with most heaters. If
noise is excessive, contact qualified
service person
Heater produces unwanted odors
1. Heater burning vapors from paint, hair
spray, glues, etc. (see IMPORTANT
statement above)
2. Gas leak. See Warning statement at
1. Ventilate room. Stop using odor causing
products while heater is running
2. Locate and correct all leaks (see
Checking Gas Connections, page 13)
top of page
Heater shuts off in use (ODS operates)
1. Not enough fresh air is available
2. Low line pressure
3. ODS/pilot is partially clogged
1. Open window and/or door for ventilation
2. Contact local propane/LP company
3. Clean ODS/pilot (see Cleaning and
Maintenance, page 16)
Gas odor even when control knob is in OFF
position
1. Gas leak. See Warning statement at
1. Locate and correct all leaks (see
Checking Gas Connections, page 13)
2. Replace control valve
top of page
2. Control valve defective
Gas odor during combustion
1. Foreign matter between control valve
and burner
2. Gas leak. See Warning statement at
top of page
TECHNICAL
SERVICE
You may have further questions about installation, operation, or Trouble Shooting.
If so, contact DESA International’s Technical Service Department at 1-800-323-5190.
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1. Take apart gas tubing and remove
foreign matter
2. Locate and correct all leaks (see
Checking Gas Connections, page 13)
SERVICE HINTS
When gas pressure is too low
• pilot will not stay lit
• burner(s) will have delayed ignition
• heater will not produce specified heat
• propane/LP gas supply may be low
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When gas quality is bad
• pilot will not stay lit
• burner(s) will produce flames and soot
• heater will backfire when lit
You may feel your gas pressure is too low or
gas quality is bad. If so, contact your local
propane/LP supplier.
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GAS RESIDENTIAL HEATERS
REPLACEMENT
PARTS
Note: Use only original replacement parts.
This will protect your warranty coverage for
parts replaced under warranty.
Parts Under Warranty
Contact authorized dealers of this product. If
they can’t supply original replacement part(s),
call DESA International’s Technical Service
Department at 1-800-323-5190 for referral
information.
When calling DESA International, have
ready
• your name
• your address
• model number of your heater
• how heater was malfunctioning
• type of gas used (propane/LP or
natural gas)
• purchase date
Usually, we will ask you to return the defective part to the factory.
Parts Not Under Warranty
Contact authorized dealers of this product.
If they can’t supply original replacement
part(s), call DESA International’s Parts
Department at 1-800-972-7879 for referral
information.
When calling DESA International, have
ready
• model number of your heater
• the replacement part number
ACCESSORIES
Purchase these heater accessories from your
local dealer. If they can not supply these
accessories call DESA International’s Sales
Department at 1-800-458-2472 for information. You can also write to the address
listed on the back page of this manual.
MANUAL SHUTOFF VALVE - GA5010
Manual shutoff valve with 1/8" NPT tap.
FAN KITS
GA3100A - Manually Controlled
GA3200TA - Thermostatically
Controlled
Provides better heat distribution. Makes
heater more efficient. Complete installation
and operating instructions included.
HEARTH BASE - GHB802 Series
For locating heater on the floor.
Includes brass trim. Complete installation instructions included. Required
with all mantels except GM902F/
GM903U Series.
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ACCESSORIES
Continued
GS601 - Black Surround
For locating heater in front of an existing
fireplace. The sturdy steel construction is
accented with decorative brass trim. Complete installation instructions included.
PREMIER MANTEL
Unfinished - GM903U Series
Finished - GM902F Series
For use with heater. Features a built-in base.
Sturdy hardwood construction with classic
styling and attractive molding. Available in
a walnut finish or an unfinished hardwood,
ready to stain or paint. Complete assembly
and installation instructions included.
CORNER MANTEL
Unfinished - GM701U Series
Finished - GM700F Series
For use with heater and hearth base. Spacesaving corner design featuring clean, classic
lines. Available in a walnut finish or an
unfinished hardwood, ready to stain or paint.
Complete assembly and installation instructions included.
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VMH2800TPC
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26
27
5
1
9
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10
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11
12
18
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14
21
23
19
16
15
17
20
22
24
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10
25
7
8
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PARTS LIST
This list contains replaceable parts used in your heater. When ordering parts, follow the
instructions listed under Replacement Parts on page 20 of this manual.
KEY
NO.
VMH2800TPC
PART NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
12-1
12-2
13
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15
16
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20
21
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23
24
25
26
27
098304-01
100566-01CK
100573-01CJ
100721-01CJ
100903-03
M11084-38
099066-01
M11084-26
100571-01CJ
098271-03
098249-01
099440-06
098514-01
098594-01
099126-02
098517-01
098251-03
098250-01
099415-06
099553-01
103255-01
103256-01
103837-03
098275-01
098522-13
098529-07
097159-04
098304-03
101046-01
Screw, #10 x 3/8"
Front Panel
Screen Assembly
Burner Shield
Log
Screw, #8 x 3/8"
Mounting Bracket
Screw, #10 x 3/8"
Deflector Unit
Ignitor Cable
Nut, M5
ODS/Pilot Assembly
Thermocouple
Ignitor Electrode
Burner
3/16" Pilot Tubing
Injector
Injector Holder
Pressure Regulator
Pilot Shield
3/8" Outlet (Burner) Tubing
3/8" Inlet Tubing
Bracket Support
3/8" NPT Plug
Thermostat Gas Valve
Cabinet
Piezo Ignitor
Screw, #8 x 3/8"
Log Strap
QTY.
6
1
1
1
1
2
1
8
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
5
2
PARTS AVAILABLE — NOT SHOWN
100562-01
100563-01
101899-01
100769-02
100642-01
100565-01
101416-30
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Lighting Instructions Plate
Warning Plate
Brass Trim Assembly
Brass Trim Hardware
Hardware Package
Warning Plate Fastener Kit
Instructional Video
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WARRANTY INFORMATION
KEEP THIS WARRANTY
Model
Serial No.
Date Purchased
Always specify model and serial numbers when communicating with the factory.
We reserve the right to amend these specifications at any time without notice. The only warranty applicable is our
standard written warranty. We make no other warranty, expressed or implied.
LIMITED WARRANTY
VENT-FREE PROPANE/LP GAS HEATERS
DESA International warrants this product to be free from defects in materials and components for three (3) years and
five (5) years on stainless steel burners from the date of first purchase, provided that the product has been properly
installed, operated and maintained in accordance with all applicable instructions. To make a claim under this warranty
the Bill of Sale or cancelled check must be presented.
This warranty is extended only to the original retail purchaser. This warranty covers the cost of part(s) required to
restore this heater to proper operating condition and an allowance for labor when provided by a DESA Authorized
Service Center. Warranty part(s) MUST be obtained through authorized dealers of this product and/or DESA
International who will provide original factory replacement parts. Failure to use original factory replacement parts
voids this warranty. The heater MUST be installed by a qualified installer in accordance with all local codes and
instructions furnished with the unit.
This warranty does not apply to parts that are not in original condition because of normal wear and tear, or parts that
fail or become damaged as a result of misuse, accidents, lack of proper maintenance or defects caused by improper
installation. Travel, diagnostic cost, labor, transportation and any and all such other costs related to repairing a
defective heater will be the responsibility of the owner.
TO THE FULL EXTENT ALLOWED BY THE LAW OF THE JURISDICTION THAT GOVERNS THE SALE
OF THE PRODUCT; THIS EXPRESS WARRANTY EXCLUDES ANY AND ALL OTHER EXPRESSED
WARRANTIES AND LIMITS THE DURATION OF ANY AND ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING
WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE TO THREE (3)
YEARS ON ALL COMPONENTS AND FIVE (5) YEARS ON STAINLESS STEEL BURNERS FROM THE
DATE OF FIRST PURCHASE; AND DESA INTERNATIONAL’S LIABILITY IS HEREBY LIMITED TO THE
PURCHASE PRICE OF THE PRODUCT AND DESA INTERNATIONAL SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY
OTHER DAMAGES WHATSOEVER INCLUDING INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.
Some states do not allow a limitation on how long an implied warranty lasts or an exclusion or limitation of incidental
or consequential damages, so the above limitation on implied warranties, or exclusion or limitation on damages may
not apply to you.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights that vary from state to state.
For information about this warranty write:
2701 Industrial Drive
P.O. Box 90004
Bowling Green, KY 42102-9004
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