Empire Comfort Systems VFD36FB2ML-1 Owner`s manual

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
AND OWNER'S MANUAL
The Breckenridge
Deluxe Vent-Free Universal Fireboxes
UNIVERSAL FIREBOX FOR ALL
VENT-FREE LOG SETS
MODELS
VFD32FB0L-1
VFD32FB2ML-1
VFD32FB2CL-1
VFD32FB0F-1
VFD32FB2MF-1
VFD32FB2CF-1
VFD36FB0L-1
VFD36FB2ML-1
VFD36FB2CL-1
VFD36FB0F-1
VFD36FB2MF-1
VFD36FB2CF-1
VFD42FB0L-1
VFD42FB2ML-1
VFD42FB2CL-1
VFD42FB0F-1
VFD42FB2MF-1
VFD42FB2CF-1
Effective Date
August 2006
GAS-FIRED
ANSI Z21.91 Ventless Fireplace Enclosures for Gas Fired Decorative Type Unvented Room Heaters
WARNING: If the information in these instructions are
not followed exactly, a fire or explosion may result causing property damage, personal injury or loss of life.
— Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors
and liquids in the vicinity of this or any other appliance.
— WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS
• Do not try to light any appliance.
• Do not touch any electrical switch; do not use any
phone in your building.
• Immediately call your gas supplier from a neighbor’s phone. Follow the gas supplier’s instructions.
• If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the fire
department.
— Installation and service must be performed by a qualified installer, service agency or the gas supplier.
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO MODIFY OR ALTER THE
CONSTRUCTION OF THE FIREBOX OR ITS COMPONENTS. ANY MODIFICATION OR ALTERATION OF
CONSTRUCTION MAY VOID THE WARRANTY OF
THIS FIREBOX.
CHILDREN AND ADULTS SHOULD BE ALERTED TO
THE HAZARDS OF HIGH SURFACE TEMPERATURE
AND SHOULD STAY AWAY TO AVOID BURNS OR
CLOTHING IGNITION.
YOUNG CHILDREN SHOULD BE CAREFULLY SUPERVISED WHEN THEY ARE IN THE SAME ROOM AS THE
FIREBOX.
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Installer:
Consumer:
Leave this manual with the appliance.
Retain this manual for future reference.
FOR USE ONLY WITH A LISTED GAS-FIRED UNVENTED DECORATIVE ROOM HEATER NOT TO
EXCEED 40,000 BTU/H.
DO NOT BUILD A WOOD FIRE.
WARNING: Improper installation, adjustment, alteration,
service or maintenance can cause injury or property damage. Refer to this manual. For assistance or additional information, consult a qualified installer, service agency or the
gas supplier.
Carefully review the instructions supplied with the decorative type unvented room heater for the minimum fireplace
size requirement.
DO NOT INSTALL A VENT-FREE LOG SET IN THIS
FIREBOX, UNLESS THIS FIREBOX MEETS THE
MINIMUM DIMENSIONS REQUIRED FOR THE
INSTALLATION.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
SECTION
PAGE
Important Safety Information .................................................................................................3
Introduction ............................................................................................................................3
Clearances ..............................................................................................................................4
Firebox Installation Instructions......................................................................................... 4-7
Installing Hood ................................................................................................................... 7-8
Gas Line Connection .............................................................................................................8
Optional Fresh Air Kit Installation Instructions ............................................................... 9-11
Optional Single Speed Blower Installations Instructions ............................................... 12-14
Junction Box Wiring Installation Instructions ......................................................................15
Maintenance .........................................................................................................................15
Parts List ....................................................................................................................... 16-17
How to Order Repair Parts ...................................................................................................17
Parts View.............................................................................................................................18
Accessories ..................................................................................................................... 19-20
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
The installation must conform with local codes or, in
the absence of local codes, with the National Fuel Gas
Code, ANSI Z223.1 (latest edition) and to the National
electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA70 (latest edition).
Any safety screen or guard removed for servicing an
appliance must be replaced prior to operating the appliance. Provide adequate combustion and ventilation
air.
NOTE: Installation and repair should be done by a qualified service person. The appliance should be inspected
before use and at least annually by a qualified service
person. More frequent cleaning may be required due to
excessive lint from carpeting, bedding material, etc. It
is imperative that control compartment, burners and
circulating air passageways of the appliance be kept
clean.
The flow of combustion and ventilation air MUST NOT
be obstructed.
This Empire Comfort Systems, Inc. firebox and its
components have been tested and will operate safely when
installed in accordance with this installation manual.
Read all instructions before starting installation, then
follow these instructions carefully during installation
to maximize firebox benefit and safety. Report to your
dealer any parts damaged in shipment.
- Installation other than as instructed by Empire
Comfort Systems, Inc.
- Installation and/or use of any component part or
accessory not approved by Empire Comfort Systems,
Inc. in combination or assembly with a Empire
Comfort Systems, Inc. firebox, not withstanding any
independent testing laboratory or other third party
approval of such component part or accessory.
Any such action may create a possible fire hazard.
Consult your local building codes.
The Empire Comfort Systems, Inc. warranty will be
voided by, and Empire Comfort Systems, Inc. disclaims
any responsibility for the following actions:
- Installation of any damaged firebox.
- Modification of the firebox or any of the components
parts thereof.
Provide adequate clearance around air openings into
the combustion chamber and adequate accessibility
clearance for servicing and proper operation. NEVER
obstruct the front opening of the appliance.
Firebox Screen.
The firebox screen must be in place when the firebox is
operating.
INTRODUCTION
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 firebox.
3. Installer should show owner how to start and operate log set
that is installed into firebox.
Important
All correspondence should refer to complete Model Number,
Serial Number.
Notice: During initial firing of this firebox with a log set installed, its
paint will bake out, and smoke will occur. To prevent triggering of
smoke alarms, ventilate the room in which the unit is installed.
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
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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 state of Massachusetts requires that a
flexible appliance connector cannot exceed three feet in
length.
Sellers of unvented propane or natural gas-fired supplemental
room heaters shall provide to each purchaser a copy of 527
CMR 30 upon sale of the unit.
In the State of Massachusetts, unvented propane and natural
gas-fired space heaters shall be prohibited in bedrooms and
bathrooms.
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.*
*Available from the American National Standards Institute, Inc., 11 West
42nd St., New York, N.Y. 10036.
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CLEARANCES
Sidewall Clearances: The clearance from the inside of the firebox
to perpendicular combustible side wall should not be less than
6". See Figure 1.
Firebox Side and Back Clearances: The firebox outer casing side
and back flanges are zero clearance to combustibles.
Top Framing and Finishing: Combustible framing may rest on
top of standoffs. Combustible finishing materials may extend
to the top standoff screws on the front edge of the outer wrap.
See Figure 2.
Ceiling Clearances: The ceiling height should not be less than 42"
from the top of the hood. See Figure 3.
Mantel Clearances: Vent free firebox models must use the hood
supplied with the firebox, or one of the optional hood kits
available for each model. If a combustible mantel is installed,
it must meet the clearance requirements detailed below.
Grate Clearance: The minimum clearance between the front legs
of the grate and front edge of the firebox is 2".
Leave at least 36" clearance from the front of the firebox.
CEILING
COMBUSTIBLE
MATERIALS ALLOWED
IN SHADED AREAS
12”
MAX
10”
FIREBOX
(TOP VIEW)
MANTEL
FRONT FACE (SIDE)
3”
MAX.
24 ½”
42”
MIN.
(CEILING TO
TOP OF HOOD)
45°
6”
PERPENDICULAR
SIDE WALL
Figure 1
10” 8” COMBUSTIBLES
ALLOWED
22”
6 ½”
20”
13”
5”
18”
84”
MIN.
(CEILING TO FLOOR)
3/4”
12 ½”
11 1/2”
MIN.
0”
3/8” COMBUSTIBLE
CLEARANCE REQUIRED
FROM TOP EDGE
OF FIREBOX
HOOD
FINISH WITH TRIM KIT OR
NON-COMBUSTIBLE MATERIAL
AS DESIRED.
STAND OFF
2”
14”
COMBUSTIBLE
FINISHED WALL
OR MANTEL
2X4
HEADER
3 ½”
16”
FIREBOX
FACE
Figure 3
FIREBOX
Figure 2
Clearances to combustibles
FIREBOX INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
Any vent-free Gas Log Heater must be “For use with approved
ANSI Z21.11.2 unvented room heater.”
Follow and complete the installation instructions of the gas log set
and the requirements of this firebox.
Check all fittings for leaks before lighting the gas log set.
In planning the installation for the firebox, it is necessary to
determine where the unit is to be installed and whether optional
accessories are desired. Gas supply piping should also be planned
at this time.
A gas shut off must be in this line.
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The firebox can be mounted on any of these surfaces:
1. A flat hard combustible or non-combustible surface.
2. A raised platform of combustible or non-combustible
material.
3. Recessed into the floor as illustrated by Figure 4 (flush face),
and Figure 5 (louvered models).
4. Supported under all (4) corners of the firebox so that contact
is made on all four perimeter edges on the bottom of the unit
(Example: Four (4) concrete masonry blocks).
If the firebox is installed directly on carpeting, tile or other
combustible material other than wood flooring, it should be installed
on a metal or wood panel extending the full width and depth of
the unit.
At this point, you should have decided what components to include
in your installation, and where the firebox is to be located. If this
has not been done, stop and consult your dealer for assistance with
this planning.
Accessory kits such as the FBB5 Blower kit, Trim kits, Mantles,
Full Cabinet Mantels, plus other Decorative Frame, Hood, and
Door accessory kits may be installed after the firebox is secured
to the framed opening.
Refer to the instructions provided with each of the optional
accessory kits for proper installation and operation.
Firebox Framing
Firebox framing can be built before or after the firebox is set
in place. Framing should be positioned to accommodate wall
covering and firebox facing material. The firebox framing should
be constructed of 2 x 4 lumber or heavier. The framing headers
may rest on the top of the firebox standoffs. Refer to Figures 6
and 7 for firebox framing dimensions.
Planning Your Installation
Please note that the optional BVA1 Fresh Air kit available for use
with the Vent Free Firebox must be installed at the time of the initial
installation. Refer to pages 9, 10, and 11 for detailed instructions
for the air kit.
LOUVERED
FIREBOX
MODELS
FLUSH
FACE
MODELS
NON-COMBUSTIBLE
FINISHING MATERIAL
TO FIREBOX OPENING
COMBUSTIBLE MATERIALS ALLOWED
COMBUSTIBLE MATERIALS ALLOWED
Figure 5
Figure 4
Deluxe Vent-Free Firebox Framing Dimensions (in inches)
"A"
"B"
"C"
Model
Framing Height
Framing Width
Framing Depth
VFD32FB
36 1/8"
35"
17"
VFD36FB
38 1/8"
40"
19 3/8"
VFD42FB
38 1/8"
44"
19 3/8"
Attention: Add 3-3/4" to "A" Dimension when using flush mantel base.
Framing dimension A includes a three inch clearance for standoffs on firebox.
Figure 6
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FIREBOX INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS (continued)
C
E
DELUXE
LOUVERED
G I A
E
DELUXE
FLUSH
G I A
J
H
F
B
F
B
H
K
D
L
M
DELUXE
REFERENCE
LETTER
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
VFD32
35 5/8"
34 1/2"
17 7/16"
29"
33"
31"
22 3/8"
1 1/4"
31 1/2"
8 3/8"
5 3/4"
31 13/16"
63 3/8"
LOUVERED
VFD36
37 5/8"
39 1/2"
19 13/16"
33"
35"
36"
24 3/8"
1 1/4"
33 1/2"
8 3/8"
5 3/4"
36 3/16"
72 3/8"
VFD42
37 5/8"
43 1/2"
19 13/16"
37"
35"
40"
24 3/8"
1 1/4"
33 1/2"
8 3/8"
5 3/4"
38 3/16"
76 3/8"
VFD32
35 5/8"
34 1/2"
17 7/16"
29"
33"
31"
22 3/8"
6 1/8"
28 9/16"
8 3/8"
5 3/4"
31 13/16"
63 3/8"
FLUSH
VFD36
37 5/8"
39 1/2"
19 13/16"
33"
35"
36"
24 3/8"
6 1/8"
30 9/16"
8 3/8"
5 3/4"
36 3/16"
72 3/8"
VFD42
37 5/8"
43 1/2"
19 13/16"
37"
35"
40"
24 3/8"
6 1/8"
30 9/16"
8 3/8"
5 3/4"
38 3/16"
76 3/8"
Figure 7
Firebox Dimensions
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FIREBOX INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS (continued)
Locating Firebox
Place firebox in framing opening. Use the four (4) framing brackets
provided on the firebox to attach firebox to framing. Different hole
locations can be used for finishing materials with thicknesses of
3/8", 1/2" and 3/4". Attach these materials with screws provided,
two (2) per framing bracket. See Figure 8.
Framing brackets should fit directly against framing material. Use
at least one (1) nail per bracket to secure in place.
Check squareness of the firebox prior to securing to framed opening.
See Figure 9.
FIREBOX OPENING
ATTACH (4)
FRAMING BRACKETS
TO SIDES OF FIREBOX
PRIOR TO INSTALLING
UNIT TO FRAMED OPENING
CHECK TO SEE
THAT BOX IS SQUARE
PRIOR TO ATTACHING TO
FRAMING
Figure 9
Figure 8
INSTALLING HOOD
Flush Face Models
A black hood that is furnished with each firebox (or optional hood)
MUST be installed before the firebox is used. Failure to do so may
create a possible fire hazard. The hood is located behind upper
louver, or inside the firebox on flush face units. If brass, stainless
steel, or hammered pewter hoods are desired, they can be purchased
as an option. Attachment is the same as the standard black hood.
Flush Face Models
1. On flush face models, loosen the two screws (A) holding firebox
top to face panel, then slide the hood flange between the firebox
top and face panel and re-tighten the screws.
C
A
2. Install one (1) screw at each end of the hood as shown (C).
C
A
Louvered Models
Louvered Models
1. If you have a louvered model, remove upper louver.
2. Place the top hood flange on top of the firebox, then install three
screws through the firebox top from below and screw into the
pilot holes in the hood flange (B).
3. Install one (1) screw at each end of the hood as shown (C).
4. Re-install louver.
Caution: The hood must be installed prior to operation of appliance.
See Figure 10
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C
B
C
B
B
Figure 10
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INSTALLING HOOD (continued)
Extended Hoods
If your non-combustible facing material is over 1" in thickness that will be used to finish this firebox, an extended hood is available that
will extend out 2" farther out into the room. Contact your local dealer for details.
VB4H32BL
VB4H32BR
VB4H32SS
VB4H32HP
Standard Black
Polished Brass
Stainless Steel
Hammered Pewter
VB4H36BL
VB4H36BR
VB4H36SS
VB4H36HP
Standard Black
Polished Brass
Stainless Steel
Hammered Pewter
VB4H42BL
VB4H42BR
VB4H42SS
VB4H42HP
Standard Black
Polished Brass
Stainless Steel
Hammered Pewter
Finishing
All joints (top, bottom and sides), where the wall or decorative facing material meets the firebox surround should be sealed with a noncombustible material.
Hearth extensions are recommended, but not required for these fireboxes.
GAS LINE CONNECTION
The firebox is designed to accept a 3/8-inch gas line for an approved
vent-free gas logset. Have the line installed by a qualified service
person in accordance with all building codes. Consult local building
codes to properly size the gas supply line leading to the 3/8-inch
hook-up at the unit. The state of Massachusetts requires that a
flexible appliance connector cannot exceed three feet in length.
Gas access holes are provided on both sides of the firebox. See
Figure 11. On models with refractory brick panels installed,
carefully remove the knockout in the refractory brick panel using
a large standard screwdriver and hammer. First, place screwdriver
in groove next to plug and pry sideways to pop out main plug.
Then remove the remaining concrete in hole with gentle tapping
with ball peen hammer and/or screwdriver. A masonry drill and
bit may also be used to create a clean hole for the gas line to pass
through. See Figure 12.
When installing optional ceramic fiber side panels into firebox,
lay panel on a flat surface. Remove the gas line knockout (round
depression) in the appropriate side panel using a drill or utility
knife.
After the brick panel knockout is removed, the firebox wrap may
have a round metal knockout that must be removed also. Use a
screwdriver to punch out the metal knockout.
GAS ACCESS HOLES
Figure 11
Check gas type. Use only the gas type indicated on the gas log
set rating plate. If the gas listed on the plate is not your type of
gas supply, DO NOT INSTALL. Contact your dealer for proper
model.
Always use an external regulator for all LP fireboxes to reduce the
supply tank pressure to a maximum of 14" w.c. This is in addition
to the regulator fitted to the log set.
WA R N I N G : C O N N E C T I O N D I R E C T LY TO A N
UNREGULATED L.P. TANK CAN CAUSE EXPLOSION.
Install only a ANSI Z21.11.2 vent-free log set into this firebox.
Figure 12
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OPTIONAL FRESH AIR KIT INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
FOR DELUXE AND PREMIUM FIREBOXES
The optional BVA1 Fresh Air Kit is designed to introduce outside
air to the fireplace or firebox as desired.
It must be installed prior to, or at the time of fireplace or firebox
installation to framing.
The Fresh Air kit must be installed prior to the installation of wallboard or other finishing materials around the unit.
Tools needed: Gloves, Metal snips, Vise-Grip, ¼” Nut Driver,
Standard Screwdriver
Caution:
Sharp edges
Air Door Installation for Vent Free Firebox Models:
VFD(32,36,42)FB
1. Begin by removing the rectangular cutout located on the left
side of the firebox. Use gloves and sheet metal snips to create the opening for the Air Door assembly to install into. See
Figures 13 and 14.
Figure 15
4.
Next, with the vise grip attached, feed the long control rod
through the small rectangular opening at the left side of the
firebox face. Carefully position the rod and bracket so that
the bracket can be secured to the inside opening of the firebox
with two screws. See Figure 16. Do not remove vise grips at
this time.
Figure 13
Figure 16
5.
Working from the side cutout opening, place the slightly
opened air door assembly into the cutout opening as shown
in Figure 17.
TO INSTALL BVA-1 FRESH AIR KIT,
REMOVE RECTANGULAR CUT-OUT WITH
SHEET METAL CUTTERS
Figure 14
2.
3.
Move the left hand curtain screen to the center of the firebox
opening.
Grasp the long control rod lever with control bracket (items 7
and 8 in Fresh Air Kit Parts List) securely with a vise grips
as shown in Figure 15.
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Figure 17
6.
While holding the door assembly in your left hand, grasp the
vise grip (attached to the long control rod). Rotate and move
the control rod around until the inside end of the rod is mated
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with the hole in the front flange of the movable air door. See
Figure 18.
when rotated upward, and can be locked open by pulling forward into the notch at the top of the control lever bracket.
10. To close, simply disengage by letting the lever rotate downward. The air door will remain closed by magnetic action.
See Figure 21.
DAMPER
ASSEMBLY
OUTSIDE AIR
ROD BRACKET
OUTER
CASING
FRESH AIR
ROD
OPEN
Figure 18
TOP CUTAWAY
VIEW
OUTSIDE AIR
ROD BRACKET
FRESH AIR ROD
(CONTROL LEVER)
DAMPER
ASSEMBLY
OUTSIDE AIR
ROD BRACKET
LEFT SIDE VIEW
OPEN OPENING
OF FIREBOX
OUTER
CASING
FRESH AIR
ROD
Figure 21
TOP CUTAWAY
VIEW
OUTSIDE AIR
ROD BRACKET
1
FRESH AIR ROD
(CONTROL LEVER)
4
Figure 19
7.
8.
6
LEFT SIDE VIEW
OF FIREBOX OPENING
Once the control rod is fed through the air door hole, gently
lift the outer air door plate assembly inward and upward until
the mounting holes in the plate line up with the pilot holes in
the side wrap.
Install (4) screws to retain the Air Door assembly. See Figure 20.
3
2
8
7
5
FRESH AIR KIT PARTS LIST
Figure 20
9.
INDEX
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
10124
OUTSIDE AIR HOOD
1
2
18476
OUTSIDE AIR TUBE ASSEMBLY
1
3
R8196 WASHER, SILICONE (BV)
1
4
19548
DAMPER ASSEMBLY
1
5
R8047 TUBULAR CLIP (BV)
1
6
R8189 ROD, FRESH AIR (BV)
1
7
R8703 ROD, AIR CONTROL (FB)
1
8
20473
1
BRACKET, OUTSIDE AIR ROD (FB)
QUANTITY
SUPPLIED
Remove vise grip from control rod, then check the operation
of the Air Door. The control lever should open the air door
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OUTSIDE PLATE/VENT
SCREEN ASSEMBLY
AIR DOOR
ASSEMBLY
OUTSIDE
HOOD
4” DIA. AIR DUCT
CONNECTOR
(INSTALLER SUPPLIED)
FIREBOX OR
FIREPLACE
Figure 22
Completion of Air Kit installation
1. Determine the length of 4” Dia. rigid or flex duct connector
(installer supplied) you will need from the firebox/fireplace
to the exterior surface of the outside wall, where the air kit
hood will be installed. Add a few extra inches to the length
to allow for easier attachment of the outside duct connection
prior to securing the outside rain cap hood to the building.
2. Secure the 4” dia. duct to the Air Door assembly collar on the
firebox/fireplace with band clamps or screws.
3. Run the other end of the duct through the exterior wall cutout.
4. From the outside of the building, connect the duct to the
collar on the outside air vent assembly with band clamp or
screws to secure.
5. Mate the outside rain cap hood over the air vent, seal with
caulk as necessary, then secure with screws provided to the
exterior wall surface. See Figure 22 and 23.
6. Figure 24 illustrates the various options for installation of the
air duct run possibilities.
CAULKING
RAIN CAP
DUCT TERMINATION
WALL
Caulk and Install Duct Termination
Figure 23
Figure 24
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OPTIONAL SINGLE SPEED BLOWER INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
Attention: Install blower assembly before connecting gas inlet
supply line.
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/NFPA 70, 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.
Caution: Label all wires prior to disconnection when servicing controls. Wiring errors can cause improper and dangerous
operation. Verify proper operation after servicing.
A factory installed junction box is located on the lower right
side of the firebox. Wiring must be fed to the junction box
and attached to the receptacle that is provided. From right
side of the firebox, remove the screw securing the junction
box assembly. Leave approximately 6” of wire in the junction
box for connection.
Attach black wire to one side of the receptacle and white wire
to opposite side of receptacle. The ground wire should be attached to the green (ground) screw.
Install the recepticle into the junction box. Attach cover
plate.
Attention: If installed, do not damage gas inlet supply line
when blower assembly is inserted into firebox. In some cases,
removal the gas inlet supply line may be necessary.
3.
Determine which type of firebox you have prior to installation. See Figures 26 and 27.
Deluxe Louvered
Models
Note: Junction box on right side of firebox must be pre-wired at
time of firebox installation for use with blower assembly. A
standard wall ON/OFF wall switch or optional SCV1 Variable Speed Control Kit should be installed to activate power to the Firebox, and control the operation of the FBB5
Blower assembly. It is recommended that installation of the
wiring be performed by a qualified electrician. See Figure
25.
1.
2.
If installed, turn OFF gas supply to firebox/gas log.
If applicable, turn OFF electric supply to firebox.
CAUTION: ALL WIRING SHOULD BE DONE BY
A QUALIFIED ELECTRICIAN AND SHALL BE IN
COMPLIANCE WITH ALL LOCAL, CITY AND STATE
BUILDING CODES. BEFORE MAKING THE ELECTRICAL CONNECTION, MAKE SURE THAT MAIN POWER
SUPPLY IS DISCONNECTED. THE APPLIANCE, WHEN
INSTALLED, MUST BE ELECTRICALLY GROUNDED
IN ACCORDANCE WITH LOCAL CODES, WITH THE
NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE ANSI/NFPA 70 (LATEST EDITION).
REMOVE BOTTOM LOUVER TO
INSTALL BLOWER ASSEMBLY
Figure 26
Deluxe Flush Face
Models
REMOVE COVER PLATE TO
INSTALL BLOWER ASSEMBLY
Figure 27
Figure 25
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4.
Insert blower assembly into interior, bottom of firebox. Position blower assembly so that you align the notch on back of
blower assembly with the center screw on firebox back, then
push the blower assembly against firebox back. The blower
wheel must be centered with the back wall of the firebox. The
magnets on the back and bottom of blower assembly will sufficiently hold blower assembly in place.
Note: For field installation of blower assembly, it may be easier to
remove rear cover panel to install blower. This eliminates
the need to remove brick liner panels, but the blower would
have to be installed prior to installing the firebox into a
wall or chase. See Figure 28.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
REAR COVER PANEL MAY BE
REMOVED TO INSTALL BLOWER
REINSTALL COVER AFTER
BLOWER IS INSTALLED
14.
Figure 28
5.
6.
Once the blower assembly is in position, locate the plug button in the top right rear corner of the firebox. Remove the
plug with a standard screwdriver and discard plug.
Next, find the fan control switch and wire assembly. Feed the
wires through the hole at the top of the firebox, and secure the
fan control switch with (2) #6 screws provided. See Figure
29.
15.
One fan control wire will have a 1/4” female terminal that
must be attached to the open terminal on the blower motor.
See Figure 32, Connection A.
The other fan control wire has a 1/4” male terminal. Attach
this terminal to the open terminal on the blower power cord.
See Figure 32, Connection B
Route the wires away from moving parts of the blower assembly and retain wires together near the blower motor using
the plastic purse clip provided.
To complete the installation, plug the power cord into the
junction box receptacle at the right rear corner of the firebox
outer wrap. See Figure 30.
If room permits, the power cord can be located from the outside of the unit looking through the junction box access hole
(with the junction box removed), then plug up the power cord
before reinstalling the pre-wired junction box.
Once all connections are made electrically, it is recommended that you test the blower fan control operation by turning
on power to the blower (Caution: 110 Volt). Then apply heat
to the fan control switch inside the firebox with a lighter or
match until blower is activated. Once blower is activated,
check for proper operation. Do not place hands near blower
assembly or other wiring while power is on.
Replace blower access plate and/or reinstall the brick liner
panels if provided.
This completes the installation of the optional FBB5 Blower
kit accessory.
Note: This blower is equipped with a heat activated fan control
switch. Blower will operate when the firebox warms up,
and will turn off automatically when the firebox cools
down.
BLOWER POWER CORD
FAN CONTROL
SWITCH LOCATION
Figure 30
FAN CONTROL WIRES
Figure 29
7.
The fan control wires will slide down between the firebox
and outer wrap near the blower assembly. See Figure 29.
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Blower Motor
The blower motor does not have oiling holes. Do not attempt to
oil the blower motor.
JUNCTION BOX
110 VOLT AC
FAN/MOTOR
ASSEMBLY
Blower Wheels
The blower wheels will collect lint and could require periodic
cleaning. If the air output decreases or the noise level increases,
it indicates a dirty blower wheel. Remove fan and clean blower
wheels.
Warning: Unplugging of blower accessory will not stop the
heater from cycling. To turn off gas to the heater (millivolt
model): push in gas control knob slightly and turn clockwise
to “OFF.” Do not force. To turn off gas on direct ignition
model, turn gas line valve to “OFF.”
BLACK
FAN
SWITCH
WHITE
Figure 31
2
1
A
B
1
2
FBB5
R8199
BLOWER ASSEMBLY COMPLETE
FAN CONTROL SWITCH
Figure 32
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JUNCTION BOX WIRING INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
CAUTION: ALL WIRING SHOULD BE DONE BY A QUALIFIED ELECTRICIAN AND SHALL BE IN COMPLIANCE
WITH ALL LOCAL, CITY AND STATE BUILDING CODES. BEFORE MAKING THE ELECTRICAL CONNECTION,
MAKE SURE THAT MAIN POWER SUPPLY IS DISCONNECTED. 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/NFPA 70 (LATEST EDITION)
A factory installed junction box is located on the lower right
hand side of the firebox. Wiring must be fed to the junction
box and attached to the receptacle that is provided. Remove the
knockout in the installed junction box to accept wiring into the
junction box. Install a UL listed cable clamp (not supplied) in the
knockout hole. Leave approximately 6" of wire in the junction
box for connection.
Attach black wire to one side of the receptacle and white wire to
opposite side of receptacle. The ground wire should be attached
to the green (neutral) screw.
Install the receptacle into the junction box. Attach cover plate.
Figure 33
MAINTENANCE
Keep the control compartment, logs and burner area surrounding the
logs clean by vacuuming or brushing area at least twice a year.
Never obstruct the flow of the combustion and ventilation air. Keep
the front of the firebox clear of all obstacles and materials.
THE LOGS CAN GET VERY HOT – HANDLE ONLY WHEN
COOL.
Screens must be closed during operation.
Always turn off gas to the pilot before cleaning. For relighting,
refer to lighting instructions located on the log set.
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PARTS LIST
PART NUMBER
ITEM VFD32FB0L VFD32FB2ML VFD32FB2CL VFD32FB0F
17149
VFD32FB2MF VFD32FB2CF DESCRIPTION
1
17149
17149
17149
17149
17149
TOP STANDOFF
2
17169
17169
17169
N/A
3
10554
10554
10554
10554
N/A
N/A
UPPER LOUVER
10554
10554
4
17170
17170
17170
N/A
N/A
N/A
5
17162
17162
17162
17162
17162
17162
JUNCTION BOX ASSEMBLY
6
R3492
R3492
R3492
R3492
R3492
R3492
RECEPTICLE
7
R3491
R3491
R3491
R3491
R3491
R3491
COVER, JUNCTION BOX
8
N/A
20447
20448
N/A
20447
20448
BRACKET, TOP BRICK RETAINER
9
N/A
19401
19401
N/A
19401
19401
BRACKET, BOTTOM BRICK
RETAINER
10
N/A
R8238
11
N/A
R8239
12
N/A
R8237
13
20020
14
15
16
FRAMING BRACKET
LOWER LOUVER
N/A
R8238
VBP32SA
N/A
R8239
BRICK PANEL RIGHT
N/A
R8237
20020
20020
20486
20486
20486
HOOD
R7051
R7051
R7051
R7051
R7051
R7051
ROD, SCREEN
R8137
R8137
R8137
R8137
R8137
R8137
SCREEN CURTAIN
R8727
R8727
R8727
R8727
R8727
R8727
HOLE PLUG
VBP32SA
BRICK PANEL BACK
BRICK PANEL LEFT
PART NUMBER
ITEM VFD36FB0L VFD36FB2ML VFD36FB2CL VFD36FB0F
VFD36FB2MF VFD36FB2CF DESCRIPTION
1
17247
17247
17247
17247
17247
17247
TOP STANDOFF
2
18807
18807
18807
N/A
N/A
N/A
UPPER LOUVER
3
10554
10554
10554
10554
10554
10554
4
18808
18808
18808
N/A
N/A
N/A
FRAMING BRACKET
LOWER LOUVER
5
17162
17162
17162
17162
17162
17162
JUNCTION BOX ASSEMBLY
6
R3492
R3492
R3492
R3492
R3492
R3492
RECEPTICLE
7
R3491
R3491
R3491
R3491
R3491
R3491
COVER, JUNCTION BOX
8
N/A
20447
20448
N/A
20447
20448
BRACKET, TOP BRICK RETAINER
9
N/A
19401
19401
N/A
19401
19401
BRACKET, BOTTOM BRICK
RETAINER
10
N/A
R8269
N/A
R8269
11
N/A
R8270
N/A
R8270
12
N/A
R8268
N/A
R8268
VBP36SA
BRICK PANEL RIGHT
VBP36SA
BRICK PANEL BACK
BRICK PANEL LEFT
13
20145
20145
20145
21087
21087
21087
HOOD
14
R7052
R7052
R7052
R7052
R7052
R7052
ROD, SCREEN
15
R8148
R8148
R8148
R8148
R8148
R8148
SCREEN CURTAIN
16
R8727
R8727
R8727
R8727
R8727
R8727
HOLE PLUG
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PART NUMBER
ITEM VFD42FB0L VFD42FB2ML VFD42FB2CL VFD42FB0F
17247
17247
17247
2
17187
17187
17187
N/A
3
10554
10554
10554
10554
4
17188
17188
17188
N/A
N/A
N/A
5
17162
17162
17162
17162
17162
17162
JUNCTION BOX ASSEMBLY
6
R3492
R3492
R3492
R3492
R3492
R3492
RECEPTICLE
7
R3491
R3491
R3491
R3491
R3491
R3491
COVER, JUNCTION BOX
8
N/A
20447
20448
N/A
20447
20448
BRACKET, TOP BRICK RETAINER
9
N/A
19401
19401
N/A
19401
19401
BRACKET, BOTTOM BRICK
RETAINER
10
N/A
R8269
N/A
R8269
11
N/A
R8271
N/A
R8271
12
N/A
R8268
N/A
R8268
VBP42SA
17247
VFD42FB2MF VFD42FB2CF DESCRIPTION
1
17247
17247
TOP STANDOFF
N/A
N/A
UPPER LOUVER
10554
10554
FRAMING BRACKET
LOWER LOUVER
BRICK PANEL RIGHT
VBP42SA
BRICK PANEL BACK
BRICK PANEL LEFT
13
19984
19984
19984
19984
19984
19984
HOOD
14
R7053
R7053
R7053
R7053
R7053
R7053
ROD, SCREEN
15
R8148
R8148
R8148
R8148
R8148
R8148
SCREEN CURTAIN
16
R8727
R8727
R8727
R8727
R8727
R8727
HOLE PLUG
HOW TO ORDER REPAIR PARTS
Parts can be ordered 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.
Firebox Model Number
Part Description
Firebox Serial Number
Part Number
Do not order bolts, screws, washers or nuts. They are standard hardware items and can be purchased at any local hardware store.
Shipments contingent upon strikes, fires and all causes beyond our control.
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PARTS VIEW
1
1
2
3
16
17
17
4
13
7
6
5
14
8
12
11
15
10
9
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ACCESSORIES
Accessory
Fan Kit
Description
Model Numbers
2
1
Designed to provide forced air flow.
FBB5
Wall mounted variable speed control for use with
FBB5 blower
SCV-1
Variable Speed Control Kit
Brick Liners
Deluxe Firebox
VBP32SA
VBP36SA
VBP42SA
Fresh Air Kit
1
4
6
Deluxe and Premium Fireboxes
BVA-1
3
2
8
7
5
Frame Kits
Standard 3-Piece Frame Kits
Brass, Stainless Steel, or Hammered Pewter
Contact dealer for all available
optional frame kits
Extruded Aluminum Frame Kits
Brass, Stainless Steel, or Hammered Pewter
Standard Hood
Brass hood = BR
Stainless Steel = SS
Contact dealer for all available
optional hood accessories
Hammered Pewter = HP
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ACCESSORIES (continued)
Extended 4" Hoods
Extended hoods that extend out 2" farther than the standard
hoods, to accommodate thicker surround materials.
Available as optional kits in Brass, Hammered Pewter, and
Stainless Steel finishes.
Contact dealer for all available
optional hood accessories
Louvers
Styles include Slat, Mission, Arch, and Leaf Patterns.
Available as optional kits in Brass, Hammered Pewter, and
Stainless Steel finishes.
Contact dealer for all available
optional louver accessories
Bottom Trim Strip
Available as optional kits in Brass, Hammered Pewter, and
Stainless Steel finishes.
Contact dealer for all available
optional trim accessories
Decorative Door Kits
Available as optional kits in Brass, Hammered Pewter, and
Stainless Steel finishes.
Decorative Frame Kits
Available as optional kits in Brass, Hammered Pewter, and
Stainless Steel finishes.
Contact dealer for all available
optional frame kit accessories
Contact dealer for all available
optional decorative door kit
accessories
Empire Comfort Systems, Inc.
918 Freeburg Ave. Belleville, IL 62220
PH: 618-233-7420 or 800-851-3153
FAX: 618-233-7097 or 800-443-8648
info@empirecomfort.com
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