Empire Heating Systems DV-55SPP Owner`s manual

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
AND
OWNER’S MANUAL
FAN TYPE
VENTED
WALL FURNACE
MODEL
FAW-55SPP
WARNING: If the information in these instructions are not followed exactly, a fire or explosion
may result causing property damage, personal
injury or loss of life.
— Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity of this or
any other appliance.
Installer: Leave this manual with the appliance.
Consumer:Retain this manual for future reference.
WARNING: If not installed, operated and maintained in accordance with the manufacturer’s
instructions, this product could expose you to
substances in fuel or from fuel combustion which
can cause death or serious illness.
— 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.
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Introduction
Always consult your local Building Department regarding regulations or ordinances which apply to the installation of a vented
wall furnace.
Instructions to Installer
1. Installer must leave instruction manual with owner after installation.
2. Installer must have owner fill out and mail warranty card
supplied with furnace.
3. Installer should show owner how to start and operate furnace
and thermostat.
Warning:
Any change to this furnace or its control can be dangerous.
This is a heating appliance and any panel, door or guard
removed for servicing an appliance must be replaced prior
to operating the appliance.
General Information
This series is design certified in accordance with American National
Standard/CSA Standard Z21.86 and CSA 2.32 by the Canadian
Standards Association, as a Fan Type Vented Wall Furnace and
must be installed according to these instructions.
Any alteration of the original design, installed other than as
shown in these instructions or use with a type of gas not shown
on the rating plate is the responsibility of the person and company making the change.
Important
All correspondence should refer to complete Model No., Serial
No. and type of gas.
Notice: During initial firing of this unit, its paint will bake out and
smoke will occur. To prevent triggering of smoke alarms, ventilate
the room in which the unit is installed.
Installation on Rugs and Tile
If this appliance is installed directly on carpeting, tile or other
combustible material other than wood flooring, the appliance shall
be installed on a metal or wood panel extending the full width and
depth of the appliance.
The bas referred to above does not mean the fire-proof base as used
on wood stoves. The protection is for rugs that are extremely thick
and light colored tile.
Installation in Residential Garages
Gas utilization equipment in residential garages shall be installed
so that all burners and burner ignition devices are located not less
than 18” (457mm) above the floor.
Such equipment shall be located, or protected, so it is not subject
to physical damage by a moving vehicle.
Specifications
Model
Input BTU/HR (KW/H)
Height
Width
Depth
Gas Inlet
Vent Collar
CFM
Accessories
FAW-55SPP
55,000 (16.1)
82 3/8” (209.2cm)
16” (406mm)
11 1/2” (292mm)
1/2” (13mm) Pipe
4” 102mm) Type B Oval
400
See Page 12
THIS IS A HEATING APPLIANCE
DO NOT OPERATE THIS APPLIANCE WITHOUT FRONT PANELS INSTALLED.
• Due to high temperatures, the appliance should be located
out of traffic and away from furniture and draperies.
• Children and adults should be alerted to the hazards of
high surface temperatures and should stay away to avoid
burns or clothing ignition.
• Young children should be carefully supervised when they
are in the same room as the appliance.
• Clothing or other flammable material should not be placed
on or near the appliance.
• Any safety screen or guard removed for servicing an appliance must be replaced prior to operating the appliance.
• Keep burner and control compartment clean.
• Installation and repair should be done by a QUALIFIED
SERVICE PERSON. The appliance should be inspected
before use and at least annually by a qualified service
person. More frequent cleaning may be required due to
excessive lint from carpeting, bedding materials, etc. It is
imperative that control compartments, burners and circulating air passageways of the appliance be kept clean.
the flow of combustion and ventilation air.
• DO keep the appliance area clear and free from combustible material, gasoline and other flammable vapors and
liquids.
• DO examine venting system periodically and replace damaged parts.
• DO make a periodic visual check of pilot and burners.
Clean and replace damaged parts.
• CAUTION: Pilot hole cover must be kept tightly closed
during operation.
• DO NOT use this heater if any part has been under water.
Immediately call a qualified service technician to inspect
the heater and to replace any part of the control system
and any gas control which has been under water.
• This furnace must not be connected to a chimney flue
serving a separate soid-fuel burning appliance.
• Do NOT put anything around the furnace that will obstruct
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SAFETY INFORMATION FOR USERS OF LP-GAS
Propane (LP-Gas) is a flammable gas which can cause fires
and explosions. In its natural state, propane is odorless and
colorless. You may not know all the following safety precautions which can protect both you and your family from an accident. Read them carefully now, then review them point by
point with the members of your household. Someday, when
there may not be a minute to lose, everyone’s safety will depend on knowing exactly what to do. If, after reading the following information, you feel you still need more information,
please contact your gas supplier.
LP-GAS WARNING ODOR
If a gas leak happens, you should be able to smell the gas because of the odorant put in the LP-Gas.
That’s your signal to go into immediate action!
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Do not operate electric switches, light matches, use your
phone. Do not do anything that could ignite the gas.
Get everyone out of the building, vehicle, trailer, or area. Do
that IMMEDIATELY.
Close all gas tank or cylinder supply valves.
LP-Gas is heavier than air and may settle in low areas such
as basements. When you have reason to suspect a gas leak,
keep out of basements and other low areas. Stay out until
firefighters declare them to be safe.
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•
Use your neighbor’s phone and call a trained LP-Gas service
person and the fire department. Even though you may not
continue to smell gas, do not turn on the gas again. Do not
re-enter the building, vehicle, trailer, or area.
Finally, let the service man and firefighters check for escaped
gas. Have them air out the area before you return. Properly
trained LP-Gas service people should repair the leak, then
check and relight the gas appliance for you.
NO ODOR DETECTED - ODOR FADE
Some people cannot smell well. Some people cannot smell the
odor of the chemical put into the gas. You must find out if you
can smell the odorant in propane. Smoking can decrease your
ability to smell. Being around an odor for a time can affect your
sensitivity or ability to detect that odor. Sometimes, other odors
in the area mask the gas odor. People may not smell the gas odor
or their minds are on something else. Thinking about smelling a
gas odor can make it easier to smell.
The odorant in LP-Gas is colorless, and it can fade under
some circumstances. For example, if there is an underground
leak, the movement of the gas through soil can filter the odorant.
Odorants in LP-Gas are subject to oxidation. This fading can occur if there is rust inside the storage tank or in iron gas pipes.
The odorant in escaped gas can adsorb or absorb onto or into
walls, masonry and other materials and fabrics in a room. That
will take some of the odorant out of the gas, reducing its odor
intensity.
LP-Gas may stratify in a closed area, and the odor intensity could
vary at different levels. Since it is heavier than air, there may be
more odor at lower levels. Always be sensitive to the slightest
gas odor. If you detect any odor, treat it as a serious leak. Immediately go into action as instructed earlier.
SOME POINTS TO REMEMBER
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Learn to recognize the odor of LP-gas. Your local LP-Gas
Dealer can give you a “Scratch and Sniff” pamphlet. Use it
to find out what the propane odor smells like. If you suspect
that your LP-Gas has a weak or abnormal odor, call your
LP-Gas Dealer.
If you are not qualified, do not light pilot lights, perform
service, or make adjustments to appliances on the LP-Gas
system. If you are qualified, consciously think about the odor
of LP-Gas prior to and while lighting pilot lights or performing service or making adjustments.
Sometimes a basement or a closed-up house has a musty
smell that can cover up the LP-Gas odor. Do not try to light
pilot lights, perform service, or make adjustments in an area
where the conditions are such that you may not detect the
odor if there has been a leak of LP-Gas.
Odor fade, due to oxidation by rust or adsorption on walls
of new cylinders and tanks, is possible. Therefore, people
should be particularly alert and careful when new tanks or
cylinders are placed in service. Odor fade can occur in new
tanks, or reinstalled old tanks, if they are filled and allowed
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to set too long before refilling. Cylinders and tanks which
have been out of service for a time may develop internal rust
which will cause odor fade. If such conditions are suspected
to exist, a periodic sniff test of the gas is advisable. If you
have any question about the gas odor, call your LP-Gas
Dealer. Aperiodic sniff test of the LP-Gas is a good safety
measure under any condition.
If, at any time, you do not smell the LP-Gas odorant and you
think you should, assume you have a leak. Then take the same
immediate action recommended above for the occasion when
you do detect the odorized LP-Gas.
If you experience a complete “gas out” (the container is under no vapor pressure), turn the tank valve off immediately.
If the container valve is left on, the container may draw in
some air through openings such as pilot light orifices. If this
occurs, some new internal rusting could occur. If the valve is
left open, then treat the container as a new tank. Always be
sure your container is under vapor pressure by turning it off
at the container before it goes completely empty or having it
refilled before it is completely empty.
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Ventilation and Combustion Air
Wall furnaces shall be installed in a location in which the facilities for
ventilation permit satisfactory combustion of gas and proper venting
under normal conditions. In buildings of conventional frame, brick, or
stone construction without tight storm windows and doors, infiltration
is normally adequate to provide air for combustion and draft hood dilution.
Where appliances are installed in confined and unconfined spaces
within a building, the building being of unusually tight construction, air
for combustion and ventilation must be obtained directly from outdoors
or from such spaces that freely communicate with the outdoors. Under
these conditions, the confined and unconfined spaces shall be provided
with two permanent openings, one near the top of the enclosure and one
near the bottom; each opening shall have a free area of not less than one
square inch (6.45cm2) per 2,000 BTU hr. (.6KW/H) of total input.
Qualified Installing Agency
Installation and replacement of gas piping, gas utilization equipment or
accessories and repair and servicing of equipment shall be performed
only by a qualified agency. The term “qualified agency” means any individual, firm, corporation or company which either in person or through
a representative is engaged in and is responsible for (a) the installation
or replacement of gas piping or (b) the connection, installation, repair or
servicing of equipment, who is experienced in such work, familiar with
all precautions required and has complied with all the requirements of
the authority having jurisdiction.
State of Massachusetts: The installation must be made by a
licensed plumber or gas fitter in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
The installation must conform with local codes or, in the absence of
local codes, with the National Fuel Gas Code, ANSI Z223.1/NFPA 54*
Natural Gas and Propane Installation Code, CSA B149.1.
*Available from the American National Standards Institute, Inc., 11
West 42nd St., New York, N.Y. 10036.
Clearances
1. In selecting a location for installation , it is necessary to provide
adequate accessibility clearances for servicing and proper installation.
2. The FAW-55 can be attached to the wall or recessed into the wall up
to 4 inches (102mm) in depth.
3. The wall in which the furnace is recessed has (0) zero (0mm) clearance to the furnace sides and top.
4. When using side discharge registers, SOR-1 or SOK-1, the furnace
cannot be recessed into the wall.
5. Clearance to sidewall or combustible material is 4 inches
(102mm).
6. Ceiling clearance is 7 1/2 inches (191mm)
7. Floor and rear wall clearance is (0) zero inches (0mm).
8. Clearance of 18 inches (457mm) is required to adjacent wall or combustible material when flushed mounted SOR-1, side outlet register
is used.
Before Installing Consider The Following Venting
1. A chimney for residential-type or low-heat gas utilization equipment
shall extend at least 3 feet (914mm) above the highest point where it
passes through a roof of a building and at least 2 feet (610mm) higher
than any portion of building within a horizontal distance of 10 feet
(3m).
2. This furnace must not be connected to a chimney flue serving a
separate solid-fuel burning appliance.
3. Uninsulated Single-Wall Metal Pipe shall not be used outdoors in
cold climates for venting gas utilization equipment.
4. Attention! This Fan Type Vented Wall Furnace is equipped with a
vent safety switch. In the event of spillage of flue products due to
improper venting the vent safety switch will open, which results in
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the main burners to “shut off.”
Refer to Figure 1 and Page 12 for additional information regarding U.L.
Listed gas vent equipment.
Installing Optional Side Outlets
Side outlet register, SOR-1 may be installed on one or both sides of the
furnace at the required clearances of 18 inches (457mm) to adjacent wall
or combustible material as shown in Figure 2.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Locate and cut the 5 1/2” (140mm) square opening in the cabinet side
using the template from the kit, exposing the inner liner knock-out.
Remove the knock-out.
Place the register on the 5 1/2” (140mm) opening with the louvers
set for the desired direction and mark the mounting holes using the
register as a template.
Drill two (2) 1/8” (3mm) diameter holes in cabinet side and fasten the
register in place with two (2) #10 x 1” (25mm) screws provided.
Side outlet kit, 10” (254mm) boot assembly with register, SOK-1 for warm
air discharge into an adjoining room may be installed on either side of the
furnace at the required clearance of 4 inches (102mm) to adjacent wall as
shown in Figure 3A.
1.
Locate and cut the 5 1/2” (140mm) square opening in the cabinet side
using the template from the kit, exposing the inner liner knock-out.
2. Remove the knock-out.
3. Using the inner and outer boots as hole templates, mark and drill (8)
1/8” (3mm) diameter holes in the inner liner and cabinet side.
4. Using Figure 3A locate and cut a 6 3/4” (171mm) square opening
through walls.
5. Attach furnace to wall (see Attaching Furnace to Wall).
6. With furnace in place, after checking alignment of side outlet opening
in wall and furnace, place the 9 3/8” x 9 3/8” (238mm x 238mm) side
outlet wall plate over outer boot, pass the outer boot through the wall
and attach side outlet wall plate to furnace side of wall with (2) #10
x 1” (25mm) screws provided.
7. Fasten outer boot to the cabinet side with (4) #8 x 1/4” (6mm) screws
provided.
8. Position and attach inner boot to inner liner with (4) #8 x 1/4” (6mm)
screws provided.
9. Locate the register with its louvers positioned for the desired air
discharge direction and mark the mounting holes using the register
as a template.
10.Drill (2) 1/8” (3mm) diameter holes in the wall and fasten the register
in place with (2) #10 x 1” (25mm) screws provided.
Installing Optional Rear Outlet
Rear outlet kit, 10” (254mm) boot assembly with register, ROK-1 for warm
air discharge into an adjoining room.
Attention: Before furnace is attached to the wall, the wall opening for
the rear outlet must be cut, in addition to removal of the outer and inner
casing knockouts on furnace.
1. The wall opening measurements for the rear outlet are the following.
A. From floor to bottom of wall opening is 14 3/4” (375mm).
B. From the bottom of wall opening to top of wall opening is 8 1/2”
(216mm).
C. Wall opening width is 12 1/8” (308mm).
2. Remove outer casing knockout from outer casing back.
3. Remove inner casing knockout from inner casing.
4. Attach furnace to wall (see Attaching Furnace to Wall).
5. Align clearance holes on 8” x 12” (203mm x 305mm) boot with
screw holes on outer casing back and mark boot to be flush with
wall surface. Remove boot and cut to proper length.
6. Attach 8” x 12” (203mm x 305mm) boot to outer casing back with
(6) #10 x 1/2” (13mm) screws provided.
7. Align clearance holes on 6” x 10” (152mm x 254mm) duct with screw
holes on inner casing and mark duct to be 2 1/4” (57mm) shorter than
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8” x 12” (203mm x 305mm) boot. Remove duct and cut to proper
length.
8. Attach 6” x 10” (152mm x 254mm) duct to inner casing with (6)
#10 x 1/2” (13mm) screws provided.
9. Insert rear register into 8” x 12” (203mm x 305mm) boot. Attach
rear register to wall with (2) #10 x 1” (25mm) screws provided.
4” (102mm) MINIMUM
TO COMBUSTIBLES
4” (102mm) MINIMUM
TO COMBUSTIBLES
WHEN SIDE
REGISTERS ARE
NOT USED UNIT
MAY BE RECESSED
4” (102mm)
5½”
(140mm)
5½”(140mm)
16” (406mm)
3 1/4” (83mm)
11½” (292mm)
Locating Furnace On Wall
The furnace is to be located on a wall. The furnace is 16 inches (406mm)
in width and normal 16” (406mm) on center studs will not allow the furnace to be recessed into the wall unless a stud is repositioned.
A template is proved in furnace carton for locating gas line connection.
Also, refer to Figure 2 for positioning the furnace on wall and for locating
gas line connection.
Locating Gas Supply
The gas line can enter the furnace either though the floor or wall. The gas
line opening should be made at this time. Location of the opening will be
determined by the position of floor joists and the valve and union used
for servicing.
Location Electric Supply
A 7/8” (22mm) diameter knockout is provided at the bottom of the left
and right side panels. A three-prong (grounding) plug assembly is located
within the control compartment (bottom) of the furnace. Please remove
7/8” (22mm) knockout from appropriate side panel when routing plug
assembly to an electrical outlet.
Installation of Three-prong (Grounding) Plug Assembly
1. Disconnect nylon cap on 3’ (914mm) plug assembly from nylon plug
on wiring harness. Remove 3’ (914mm) plug assembly from control
compartment (bottom) of the furnace.
2. Remove 7/8” (22mm) knockout from appropriate side panel.
3. Insert nylon cap on 3’ (914mm) plug assembly into the 7/8” (22mm)
hole in the side panel.
4. Connect nylon cap on 3’ (914mm) plug assembly to nylon plug on
the wiring harness.
5. Place 7/8” (22mm) strain relief bushing around the cord of the 3’
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(914mm) plug assembly. Insert 7/8” (22mm) strain relief bushing
into the 7/8” (22mm) hole in the side panel.
Attention! The 7/8” (22mm) strain relief bushing is located within the same
yellow envelope as the Installation Instructions and Owner’s Manual.
Attaching Furnace to Wall
When attaching furnace to the wall remove that portion of baseboard and
molding on the wall which is behind the furnace. Attach furnace to wall,
at the outer casing top, with (2) toggle bolts provided and to floor, at the
outer casing bottom, with (2) #10 x 1 1/2” (38mm) screws provided.
Attention! The screw holes on the outer casing bottom are off-set above the
floor approximately 3/8” (9.5mm). Do not over-tighten screws and distort
the off-set on the outer casing bottom. Distortion of the outer casing bottom
will not allow the lower front panel to be attached to the furnace.
Gas Supply
Check all local codes for requirements, especially for the size and type of
gas supply line required. On Natural gas lines less than 15’ (4.5m) long,
us (1/2” (13mm) pipe; on longer runs, use 3/4” (19mm) iron pipe or equal.
On LP gas lines please consult LP gas supplier.
Installing a New Main Gas Cock
Each appliance should have its own manual gas cock.
A manual main gas cock should be located in the vicinity of the unit. Where
none exists, or where its size or location is not adequate, contact your local
authorized installer for installation or relocation.
Compounds used on threaded joints of gas piping shall be resistant to the
action of liquefied petroleum gases. The gas lines must be checked for
leaks by the installer. This should be done with a soap solution watching
for bubbles on all exposed connections, and if unexposed, a pressure test
should be made.
Never use an exposed flame to check for leaks. Appliance must be
disconnected from piping at inlet of control valve and pipe capped
or plugged for pressure test. Never pressure test with appliance connected; control valve will sustain damage!
A gas valve and ground joint union should be installed in the gas line
upstream of the gas control to aid in servicing. It is required by the National Fuel Gas Code that a drip line be installed near the gas inlet. This
should consist of a vertical length of pipe tee connected into the gas line
that is capped on the bottom in which condensation and foreign particles
may collect.
GAS SUPPLY PIPING
1/8(3mm)NPT PLUGGED HOLE
FOR TEST GAGE
GAS
VALVE
–ANS Z21.45 Assembled Flexible Appliance Connectors of Other Than
All-Metal Constructions
The above connectors may be used if acceptable by the authority having
jurisdiction.
Pressure Testing of the Gas Supply System
1. To check the inlet pressure to the gas valve, a 1/8” (3mm) N.P.T.
plugged tapping, accessible for test gauge connection, must be
placed immediately upstream of the gas supply connection to the
appliance.
2. The appliance and is individual shutoff valve must be disconnected
from the gas supply piping system during any pressure testing of
that system at test pressures in excess of 1/2 psig (3.5 kPa).
3. The appliance must be isolated from the gas supply piping system
by closing its individual manual shutoff valve during any pressure
testing of the gas supply piping system at test pressures equal to or
less than 1/2 psig (3.5 kPa).
Attention! If one of the above procedures results in pressures in excess
of 1/2 psig (14” w.c.) (3.5 kPa) on the appliance gas valve, it will result
in a hazardous condition.
Checking Manifold Pressure
Both Propane and Natural gas valves have a built-in pressure regulator
in the gas valve. Natural gas models will have a manifold pressure of approximately 4.0” w.c. (.996kPa) at the valve outlet with the inlet pressure
to the valve from a minimum of 5.0” w.c. (1.24kPa). Propane gas models
will have a manifold pressure approximately 10.0” w.c. (2.49kPa) at the
valve outlet with the inlet pressure to the valve from a minimum of 11.0”
w.c. (2.739kPa) for the purpose of input adjustment to a maximum of
13.0” w.c. (3.237kPa).
A 1/8” (3mm) N.P.T. plugged tapping, accessible for test gauge connection,
is located on the outlet side of the gas control.
The built-in regulator comes on at approximately 1/4th pressure and full
on in 10 seconds.
TOP VIEW OF VALVE
VENT
WRENCH BOSS
GAS INLET
INLET PRESSURE TAP
RED RESET BUTTON
MANUAL GAS COCK KNOB
PRESSURE REGULATOR
OUTLET PRESSURE TAP
GAS OUTLET
PILOT GAS OUTLET
PILOT ADJUSTMENT
SCREW BENEATH
COVER SCREW
MANUAL SHUT-OFF VALVE
GROUND JOINT UNION
GAS SUPPLY
INLET
3”(76mm)MINIMUM
1/8 (3mm) NPT PLUGGED HOLE
FOR TEST GAGE
Figure 4
Method of Installing a Tee Fitting Sediment Trap
The use of the following gas connectors is recommended:
–ANS Z21.24 Appliance Connectors of Corrugate Metal Tubing and
Fittings
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Figure 5
High Altitudes
For altitudes/elevations above 2,000 feet (610m), input ratings should
be reduced at the rate of 4 percent for each 1,000 feet (305m) above sea
level. Canadian High Altitudes for locations having an elevation above
mean sea level between 2,000 feet (610m) and 4,500 feet (1370m), the
manifold pressure is to be decreased from 4.0” w.c. (.996kPa) to 3.2”
(.797kPa) w.c. for Natural Gas and from 10.0” w.c. (2.49kPa) to 8.0” w.c.
(1.992kPa) for Propane Gas.
Piezo Pilot Ignitor Instructions
Depressing the red button completely causes a spark to occur at the pilot. This
is a substitute for a match which requires opening the pilot hole cover.
To light the pilot, it is important that the electrode be 1/8” (3mm) from
the thermocouple. The spark must occur at the point the burner flame
hits the thermocouple. The end of the electrode will be red hot with the
pilot on.
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On a new installation with air in the gas line, it is suggested that a match
be used. The match will light the pilot faster than the piezo under this
condition.
Proper Pilot Flame
The correct pilot flame (Figure 6) will be blue, extending past the thermocouple. The flame will surround the thermocouple just below the tip.
Natural gas pilots require adjusting when the inlet gas pressure is above
5” w.c. (1.245kPa). Remove the pilot cover screw on the control valve
(Figure 5), and turn the adjustment screw clockwise to reduce flame. Replace pilot cover screw to eliminate gas leakage.
LP gas (propane) will not require adjustment.
After use, cleaning may be required for the proper flame.
PROPER FLAME ADJUSTMENT
DO MAKE A PERIODIC VISUAL
CHECK OF PILOT & BURNERS
Wiring
The appliance, when installed, must be electrically grounded in accordance with local codes or, in the absence of local codes with the National
Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA70 or Canadian Electrical Code CSA C22.1,
if an external electrical source is utilized. This appliance is equipped
with a three-prong (grounding) plug for your protection against
shock hazard and should be plugged directly into a properly grounded three-prong receptacle. Do not cut or remove the grounding prong
from this plug. For an ungrounded receptacle, an adapter, which has
two prongs and a wire for grounding, can be purchased, plugged into the
ungrounded receptacle and its wire connected to the receptacle mounting
screw. With this wire completing the ground, the appliance cord plug can
be plugged into the adapter and be electrically grounded. A 7/8” (22mm)
hole is provided in the junction box for use with a conduit connector if
local codes require this type of protection.
Thermostat Installation
The thermostat should be installed in the same room as the furnace 4’
(1.2m) to 5’ (1.5m) above the floor and away from another heat source
(cooking stove, hot water heater, etc.) including walls and doorways with
a heat source in an adjoining room. Do Not Install Thermostat on Outside Wall.
Insulated Vent Enclosure
Vented wall furnaces installed in buildings with flat roofs can have poor
venting. The cold vent pipe will have a delay in proper venting and cause
the wall furnace to shut “OFF” by the vent safety switch. To prevent delayed venting as well as condensation of flue products an insulated vent
enclosure is recommended.
Figure 6
Proper Main Burner Flame
The correct flame will be a short blue inner flame with a much larger
light blue outer flame. The main burner (Figure 7) shows the approximate
height of each part of the flame for each gas. The burner does not have a
primary air adjustment. The flame will be correct if the factory-set pressure and orifice opening are used. After the furnace has been operating,
the burner ports may be blocked by foreign matter carried in by combustion air. Therefore, cleaning of the burner may be needed for proper
flame.
To clean burner port disconnect the gas supply to the valve, and remove
the eight screws fastening the burner door. After removing the burner
door from the combustion chamber, remove rear burner, pilot burner and
front burner. With front and rear burners removed from furnace, force
water into the ribbon ports and dry with air pressure.
4” (102mm)
6” (152mm)
Use type B vent pipe and maintain at least one inch (25mm) clearance to
combustibles.
Use metal thimble to protect vent pipe as it passes through combustibles.
10’(3m) OR
LESS
3’ (.9m) MIN
2’ (.6m) MIN
NAT
AND
LP
1 1/2” (38mm) NAT
1/4” (6mm) LP
Figure 7
Replacing Fan and Oiling the Motor
The fan motor should be cleaned and oiled once each heating season. To
reach the motor, withdraw the metal shroud surrounding the fan blade by
removing the screws on each side. Oil holes are located on the top at each
end of the motor. Use a few drops of #10 motor oil. To clean the motor,
blow air through its ventilation openings with a vacuum cleaner or low
pressure air source.
If fan motor is replaced, the silicone rubber gaskets, see Page 10, Index No. 5, Part 712059, should also be replaced. The gaskets must be
stretched to fit the motor bolts into the gasket holes and then the motor
and gaskets installed on the motor mounting bars.
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Vent Safety Shutoff System
This appliance must be properly connected to a venting system. This
appliance is equipped with a vent safety shutoff system.
Warning: Operation of this wall furnace when not connected to
a properly installed and maintained venting system or tampering
with the vent safety shutoff system can result in carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning and possible death.
This furnace is equipped with a manual reset vent safety switch. The
manual reset vent safety switch will cause gas flow to the main burners
to “shut off” due to improper venting or a blocked flue.
To reset the manual reset vent safety switch:
1. Remove upper front panel.
2. Depress red manual reset button. The manual reset vent safety switch
is located on the draft diverter.
3. Replace upper front panel.
If the manual reset vent safety switch continues to “shut off” the gas
flow to the main burners a qualified service person must be contacted to
inspect for improper venting, blockage in the vent pipe or the manual
reset vent safety switch for being defective.
SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE SUGGESTIONS
CALL SERVICEMAN
GENERAL: All furnaces have been fire-tested to check for proper
operation. This includes, main burner flame, pilot flame, fan operation,
fan control, limit control and automatic valve operation. If the furnace
fails to function on initial installation, it is advisable to re-check the
following:
1. 115 volts to the junction box.
2. Inlet gas pressure.
3. The 24 volt system
4. Type of gas being used and that shown on the rating label.
The Service Department at Empire Comfort Systems, Inc. may be contacted
to assist in servicing furnace.
Servicing the Pilot and Main Burners, Pilot Orifice, Thermocouple,
and Main Burner Orifices: Disconnect the gas supply at the inlet to the
control valve. Then remove the burner door to which the above components are attached.
Servicing The Fan Motor: The upper front panel the shroud surrounding the fan blade and fan blade must be removed. See “oiling the Motor”
paragraph on page 7.
Spark Igniter Does Not Light Pilot: With air in the gas line, such as when
the furnace is first installed or was off all summer, the pilot flame may
be too lean to ignite on the first few trials. Turn the control valve knob to
pilot position and depress the red reset button. Holding the button down
continually to bleed the line;
1. Use lighter rod to light pilot with a match.
2. Use the piezo ignitor at 30 second intervals until it lights.
If Electrode Does Not Produce Spark
1. Check wire connections.
2. Check gap for pilot burner to the electrode tip. Should be between
1/8” (3mm) and 3/16” (5mm). Electrode wire and tip must be more
than 1/4” (6mm) away from all other metal components.
If Pilot Does Not Light By Any Means:
1. Check valve knob for being in the “Pilot” position.
2. Check pilot adjustment for being full open (counterclockwise to
open).
3. If gas is available in the supply tubing, the pilot orifice and/or pilot
burner is probably restricted by a spider web. Clean pilot assembly
and relight.
If Pilot Does Not Remain On After Releasing Knob:
1. Follow instructions and hold button down longer and harder.
2. Determine if pilot flame extends past thermocouple; if not, adjust
input or clean pilot burner.
3. Replace thermocouple if millivolts read less than 15 millivolts.
Main Gas Valve Does Not Open When Thermostat is Turned To On:
1. Check for 24 volts to valve by removing one wire and touch to the
SAME TERMINAL it was on. Terminal should have a light spark.
DO NOT SHORT ACROSS TERMINALS, AS IT WILL BURN
OUT THE WALL THERMOSTAT.
2. Thermostat wires at the wall may be shorted, so check for a faulty
thermostat.
3. To check for line voltage to furnace, remove lower front panel and
switch compartment cover and short across two-terminal fan control
to allow fan to operate (Figure 9).
CAUTION: Label all wires prior to disconnection when servicing controls. Wiring errors can cause improper and dangerous
operation. Verify proper operation after servicing.
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Figure 9
Figure 10
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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.
•If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the fire department.
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.
C.Use only your hand to push in or turn the gas control
knob. Never use tools. If the knob will not push in or turn
by hand, don’t try to repair it; call a qualified service
technician. Force or attempted repair may result in a fire
or explosion.
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.
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. STOP! Read safety information above.
9. Turn gas control knob counterclockwise
to “Pilot.”
2. Set the thermostat to lowest setting.
3. Turn off all electric power to the appliance.
4. Remove control access panel (lower front panel).
5. Turn gas control knob clockwise
to “OFF.”
GAS CONTROL KNOB SHOWN
IN “OFF” POSITION.
10.Push and hold red reset button down completely and
repeatedly push the ignitor button until the pilot burner
is lit. Pilot may also be lit with a match. Continue to hold
the red rest button down for about one (1) minute after
the pilot is lit. Release button and it will pop back up. Pilot
should remain lit. If it goes out, repeat step 5 through 10.
• If button does not pup up when released, stop and immediately call a qualified service technician or gas supplier.
• If the pilot will not stay lit after several tries, turn the gas control knob to “OFF” and call your service technician or gas supplier.
11. Replace pilot access cover.
6. Wait ten (10) minutes to clear out any gas. Then smell for
gas, including near the floor. If you smell gas, STOP! Follow “B” in the safety information above. If you don’t smell
gas, go to the next step.
12. Turn gas control knob counterclockwise
to “ON.”
7. Remove the pilot access cover located on the combustion
chamber.
15.Set thermostat to desired setting.
13.Replace control access panel (lower front panel).
14.Turn on all electric power to the appliance.
8. Find pilot - follow metal tube from gas control. The pilot
THERMOCOUPLE
is located between the two burner PILOT BURNER
tubes behind the pilot access
cover.
TO TURN OFF GAS TO APPLIANCE
1. Set the thermostat to lowest setting.
2. Turn off all electric power to appliance if service is to be
performed.
4. Push in gas control knob slightly and turn clockwise
to “OFF.” Do not force.
5. Replace control access panel (lower front panel).
3. Remove control access panel (lower front panel).
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Please Note: When ordering parts, it is very important that part number and description of part coincide.
Index No.
Part No.
Description
Index No.
Part No.
Description
1
WFA-115
BASEPLATE GASKET
29
712045
MANIFOLD GASKET
2
11763
OUTER CASING TOP
30
DV-064
COVER PLATE FOR OBSERVATION HOLE
3
632024
MOTOR MOUNT (FOUR REQUIRED)
31
DV-622
BURNER DOOR NATURAL GAS
4
11764
MOTOR MOUNTING BAR (TWO REQUIRED)
31
DV-973
BURNER DOOR LP GAS
5
712059
GASKET (TWO REQUIRED)
32
DV-775
SEAL BRACKET
6
R-619
MOTOR
33
712059
GASKET TUBING SEAL
7
11787
FAN BLADE
34
722040
MANIFOLD UNION
8
DV-635-B
COMBUSTION CHAMBER
35
R-5655
GAS VALVE VR8200C LP GAS
9
11766
FAN HOUSING
35
R-2148
GAS VALVE VR8200C NATURAL GAS
10
11759
SIDE PANEL
36
UH-810
TRANSFORMER MOUNTING BRACKET
11
DV-627
UPPER FRONT PANEL
37
R-1995
TRANSFORMER
12
R-1619
BUSHING
38
UH-451
JUNCTION BOX COVER
13
DV-823
DIVERTER ASSEMBLY
39
11761
OUTER CASING BOTTOM (USA)
14
R-1749
VENT SAFETY SWITCH
39
15670
OUTER CASING BOTTOM (CANADA)
15
R-1587
VENT SAFETY WIRE ASSEMBLY
40
8720148
BUSHING
16
8720130
BUSHING
41
R-2708
PIEZO IGNITOR
17
11765
SWITCH COMPARTMENT ASSEMBLY
42
872053
CORD SET
18
DV-832
SWITCH COMPARTMENT COVER
43
872087
BUSHING
19
912073
LIMIT CONTROL
44
DV-671
MANIFOLD SUPPORT
20
R-1941
FAN CONTROL
45
DV-765
GASKET FOR CHAMBER AIR INLET (TOP
& BOTTOM) (2 REQUIRED)
21
DV-826
REAR BURNER
46
DV-764
GASKET FOR CHAMBER AIR INLET
(SIDES) (TWO REQUIRED)
22
672046
THERMOCOUPLE
47
8720140
BUSHING
23
762214
PILOT WITH ORIFICE LP GAS
48
DV-684
INNER LINING ASSEMBLY
23
762111
PILOT WITH ORIFICE NATURAL GAS
49
DV-629
CASING BACK
24
DV-808
PILOT TUBING
25
DV-562
LOWER FRONT PANEL (USA)
50
11759
SIDE PANEL
NOT SHOWN
R-9832
WIRE ASSEMBLY UPPER
25
15667
LOWER FRONT PANEL (CANADA)
NOT SHOWN
R-9833
WIRE ASSEMBLY LOWER
26
DV-824
FRONT BURNER
NOT SHOWN
R-6389
24 VOLT WALL THERMOSTAT
27
P-88-42
MAIN BURNER ORIFICE NATURAL GAS
(TWO REQUIRED)
NOT SHOWN
862060
LIGHTER ROD
27
742223
MAIN BURNER ORIFICE LP GAS (TWO
REQUIRED)
NOT SHOWN
742265
PILOT ORIFICE LP
28
DV-687
MANIFOLD AND PLATE ASSEMBLY
NOT SHOWN
R3469
PILOT ORIFICE NATURAL
USE ONLY MANUFACTURER’S REPLACEMENT PARTS. USE OF ANY OTHER PARTS COULD CAUSE INJURY OR DEATH.
How To Order Repair Parts...
Parts can be ordered only through your service person or dealer. For best results, the service person or dealer should order parts
through the distributor. Parts can be shipped directly to the service person/dealer.
All parts listed in the Parts List have a Part Number. When ordering parts, first obtain the Model Number from the name plate on your
equipment. Then determine the Part Number (not the Index Number) and the Description of each part from the following appropriate
illustration and list. Be sure to give all this information...
Furnace Model Number
Part Description
Furnace Serial Number
Part Number
Type of Gas (Propane or Natural)
Do not order bolts, screws, washers or nuts. They are standard hardware items and can be purchased at any local hardware store.
Shipments contingent upon strikes, fires and all causes beyond our control.
Empire Comfort Systems, Inc. Nine Eighteen Freeburg Ave. Belleville, Illinois 62222-0529
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Model No. FAW-55 may be vented as shown. The vent cap must
be at least 12 feet (3.7m) above the floor. Clearance to combustible construction is held by the fixed spacers at 1 inch (25mm)
with B-1 vent pipe. Installation must conform to local codes.
4” (102mm) Round (all parts purchase locally except in item 2)
1. Type B-1 round pipe
2. Part No. DV-648, 4” (102mm) oval-to-round flue adapter kit
(see accessories)
3. Single story type B-1 gas vents require a baseplate and one
pair of ceiling plate spacers.
4. Multi-story type B-1 gas vents require a baseplate, one pair
of ceiling plate spacers at the first floor ceiling and one pair
of fire stop spacers at each successive ceiling level.
Use U.L. listed gas vent equipment when installing the FAW-55.
For vent pipe running through walls, roof, and within one (1) inch
(25mm) of combustible construction, use B01 [one inch (25mm)
clearance to combustibles] vent pipe. Type B-2 x 4 or Type B-2 x
6 are to be used in conjunction with a Listed fire stop spacer.
Type BW gas vent pipe is available for single story or multi-story
installations, Type BW gas vent pie is to be used with the Listed
base plate, ceiling plate spacers and fire stop spacers.
4” (102mm) Oval (all parts purchase locally)
1. Type B-1 oval pipe
2. Single story type B01 gas vents require a baseplate and one
pair of ceiling plate spacers.
3. Multi-story type B-1 gas vents require a baseplate, one pair
of ceiling plate spacers at the first floor ceiling and one pair
of fire stop spacers at each successive ceiling level.
4” (102mm) Oval In-The-Wall (wall parts purchase locally)
1. Type B-1 oval pipe
2. Type B01 oval elbows
3. Single story type B-1 gas vents require a baseplate and one
pair of ceiling plate spacers.
4. Multi-story type B-1 gas vents require a baseplate, one pair
of ceiling plate spacers at the first floor ceiling and one pair
of fire stop spacers at each successive ceiling level.
Stud space around gas vents must be free of obstructions and
building paper.
Accessories
Part No.
Description
SOR-1
Register, side outlet, fixed register
SOK-1
Side outlet, 10” (254mm) maximum extension,
fixed register
ROK-1
Rear Outlet, 10” (254mm) maximum extension,
adjustable register
DV-651
Vent enclosure, 14” (356mm) [for rooms up to 96
1/2” (245cm) in height]
DV-655
Vent enclosure, 24” (610mm) [for rooms up to
106 1/2” (270.5cm) in height]
DV-666
Vent enclosure, 36” (914mm) [for rooms up to
118 1/2” (301cm) in height]
DV-648
4” (102mm) Oval-to-Round flue adapter kit
EMPIRE
Comfort Systems
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Empire Comfort Systems Inc.
918 Freeburg Ave. Belleville, IL 62220
If you have a general question about our products, please e-mail us at
info@empirecomfort.com.
If you have a service or repair question, please contact your dealer.
www.empirecomfort.com
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