Empire Products RH-25-6 Owner`s manual

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
AND
OWNER’S MANUAL
VENTED
ROOM HEATER
MODELS
RH-25-6
RH-35-6
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.
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.
— Installation and service must be performed by
a qualified installer, service agency or the gas
supplier.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
SECTION
PAGE
Important Safety Information ......................................................................................................................3
Safety Information for Users of LP Gas ......................................................................................................4
Introduction ..................................................................................................................................................5
Specifications ...............................................................................................................................................5
Gas Supply ...................................................................................................................................................6
Clearances ....................................................................................................................................................7
Venting .........................................................................................................................................................7
Vent Safety Shutoff System ........................................................................................................................8
Reversible Vertical or Horizontal Diverter ..................................................................................................8
Thermostat Operation ..................................................................................................................................8
Lighting Instructions ...................................................................................................................................9
Pilot Flame Characteristics .......................................................................................................................10
Main Burner Flame Characteristics ..........................................................................................................10
Maintenance ...............................................................................................................................................11
Troubleshooting .........................................................................................................................................11
How to Order Repair Parts .........................................................................................................................12
Parts List .................................................................................................................................................12
Parts View
..............................................................................................................................................13
Optional Blower Installation Instructions ........................................................................................... 14-15
Service Notes .............................................................................................................................................16
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
THIS IS A HEATING APPLIANCE
DO NOT OPERATE THIS APPLIANCE WITHOUT FRONT PANEL INSTALLED.
• Due to high temperatures, the room heater should be
located out of traffic and away from furniture and draperies.
• 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 room heater.
• Clothing or other flammable material should not be placed
on or near the room heater.
• Due to high surface temperatures, keep children, clothing
and furniture away.
• Keep burner and control compartment clean.
• Installation and repair should be done by a QUALIFIED
SERVICE PERSON. The room heater 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 compartments, burners and
circulating air passageways of the room heater be kept
clean.
• DO NOT put anything around the heater that will obstruct the flow of combustion and ventilation air. See
clearances.
• DO keep the appliance area clear and free from combustible material, gasoline and other flammable vapors and
liquids.
• DO examine venting system periodically. Clean and
replace damaged parts. Examinations should be made
at the start of the heating season and also in mid heating
season under average conditions.
• DO examine burners periodically. Clean and replace
damaged parts.
• 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.
Attention: During operation of vented room heater the gasket for observation hole cover, observation hole cover and cover plate for
observation hole cover must be attached to combustion chamber and secured with two (2) wing nuts.
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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!
•
•
•
•
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.
•
•
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 also 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
•
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. A periodic 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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INTRODUCTION
Introduction
Always consult your local Building Department regarding regulations, codes or ordinances which apply to the installation of a
vented room heater.
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 vented room heater.
3. Installer should show owner how to start and operate vented
room heater and thermostat.
Warning:
Any change to this vented room heater or its controls can
be dangerous. Any safety screen or guard removed for
servicing a vented room heater must be replaced prior to
operating the vented room heater.
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 Vented Room Heater 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 Number, Serial
Number 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 to be 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 base referred to above does not mean the fire-proof base as
used on wood stoves. The protection is primarily for rugs that may
be extremely thick and light-color tile that can discolor.
Floor pad is available from Empire Comfort Systems, Inc., Part
Number DVP-1.
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 whether 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 by made by
a licensed plumber or gas fitter in the Commonwealth of
Massachusetts.
The installation must conform to local codes or, in the absence
of local codes, with the National Fuel Gas Code, ANSI Z223.1
*/Canadian Installation Code, CAN/CGA B149.
*Available from the American National Standards Institute, Inc., 11 West 42nd St.,
New York, NY 10036.
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" w.c. (.797kPa) for Natural Gas and from
10.0" w.c. (2.49kPa) to 8.0" w.c. (1.99kPa) for Propane Gas.
SPECIFICATIONS
Model
RH-25
RH-35
Input BTU.HR (KW/H)
25,000 (7.3)
35,000 (10.3)
Height
26" (660mm)
26" (660mm)
Width
37" (940mm)
37" (940mm)
Depth including diverter
18 3/8" (467mm)
18 3/8" (467mm)
Gas Inlet Pipe
1/2" (13mm)
1/2" (13mm)
Size of flue collar
4" (102mm)
4" (102mm)
Floor to top of collar on vertidcal position of Draft Diverter
22 15/16" (583mm)
22 15/16" (583mm)
Floor to center of collar on horizontal position of Draft Diverter
18 3/16" (462mm)
18 3/16" (462mm)
Blower Package
DRB-1
DRB-1
Floor Pad
DVP-1
DVP-1
Accessories
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GAS SUPPLY
Recommended Gas Pipe Diameter
Pipe Length
Schedule 40 Pipe
Tubing, Type L
Inside Diameter
Outside Diameter
Nat.
L.P.
Nat.
L.P.
0-10 feet
1/2”
3/8”
1/2”
3/8”
0-3 meters
12.7mm 9.5mm 12.7mm 9.5mm
10-40 feet
1/2”
1/2”
5/8”
1/2”
4-12 meters 12.7mm 12.7mm 15.9mm 12.7mm
40-100 feet
1/2”
1/2”
3/4”
1/2”
13-30 meters 12.7mm 12.7mm
19mm 12.7mm
100-150 feet
3/4”
1/2”
7/8”
3/4”
31-46 meters 19mm 12.7mm 22.2mm 19mm
Note: Never use plastic pipe. Check to confirm whether your local
codes allow copper tubing or galvanized.
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.
Note: Since some municipalities have additional local codes, it is
always best to consult your local authority and installation code.
The use of the following gas connectors is recommended:
— ANS Z21.24 Appliance Connectors of Corrugated Metal Tubing
and Fittings
— ANS Z21.45 Assembled Flexible Appliance Connectors of
Other Than All-Metal Construction
The above connectors may be used if acceptable by the authority
having jurisdiction. The state of Massachusetts requires that a flexible
appliance connector cannot exceed three feet in length.
Figure 2
NPT NIPPLE
Method of Installing a Tee Fitting Sediment Trap
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 its 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
Figure 1
Consult the current National Fuel Gas Code, ANSI Z223.1 CAN/
CGA-B149 (.1 or .2) installation code.
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
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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. (1.245kPa) for the purpose of
input adjustment to a maximum of 10.5" w.c. (2.61kPa). 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.
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CLEARANCES
Clearances: When facing the front of the room heater the minimum clearances to combustible construction (material) are the
following:
Right side 6 inches (152mm). Left side 6 inches (152mm).
Recommend 18 inches (457mm) on left side for servicing.
Do not install in alcove or closet. No horizontal projection above
heater permitted within 48 inches (122cm).
Ceiling 48 inches (122cm). Rear of draft hood 2 inches (51mm).
Open in front to provide service, access, and clearance to combustibles.
VENTING
Venting
1. Flue pipe must be as large as the flue collar on the draft
diverter.
2. Maintain an upward slope of at least 1/4 inch (6mm) per
foot (.3m) of horizontal run.
3. Run flue pipe as directly as possible with a minimum of
elbows.
4. Flue pipe should extend through the wall of a chimney to
be flush with inner wall.
5. Flue pipe must be adequately supported by metal strips.
6. Single wall vent pipe may be attached directly to the draft
hood of the room heater when a clearance of 2 1/2 inches
(64mm) is maintained between the single wall vent pipe and
the combustible wall of the room in which the room heater is
located. Use double wall vent pipe for clearances less than 2
1/2 inches (64mm) to combustibles.
7. For flue pipe running through walls and roof, use B-1 [1 inch
(25mm) clearance to combustibles) vent pipe.
8. Chimneys should extend at least 2 feet (.6m) above the
roof and above any object or nearby building within 10 feet
(3m).
9. Open tees should not be used in the flue pipe.
10. Appliance must not be connected to a chimney flue that is
servicing a separate solid-fuel burning appliance.
For proper venting, do not attach a 90° elbow directly to draft
diverter. If possible, attach 2 feet (.6m) of straight vent pipe
before an elbow is used. Use 45° elbows if possible.
Uninsulated single-wall metal pipe shall not be used outdoors
in cold climates for venting gas utilization equipment.
Ventilation and Combustion Air
Room heaters 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 for combustion
and draft hood dilution.
Where appliances are installed in a confined space 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 space 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 (6.5cm2)per 1,000 BTU’s (.3KW/H) of total
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input. The draft hood must be in the same atmospheric pressure
zone as the combustion air inlet to the appliance.
Liner and Insulated Liner
When you install a vented room heater into a masonry chimney
you must follow these steps.
1. The chimney must be lined and sized properly. Most masonry
chimneys are over sized and absorb too much heat to be considered a proper vent. If you have any doubts line the chimney
with the right size liner. If it’s unlined you must line it.
2. Use an insulated liner when the chimney is on the outside, three
sides exposed to the weather, and there is no clay liner in the
chimney. The insulation will help keep the flue gases warmer.
Insulated Vent Enclosure
Vented room heaters installed with the vent going directly to the
outside and above the eaves can cause poor venting. The cold pipe
will have a delay in proper venting and cause the room heater to
shut “off” by the vent safety switch. To prevent delayed venting
as well as condensation of flue products an insulated enclosure is
recommended.
Use type B 4" (102mm) diameter vent pipe and maintain at least
a one inch (25mm) clearance to combustibles.
Use metal thimble to protect vent pipe as it passes through combustibles.
HEIGHT ABOVE ANY ROOF SURFACE
WITHIN 10' (3m) HORIZONTALLY
MORE THAN
10' (3m)
10' (3m)
2' (.6m)
3' (.9m)
Figure 3
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VENT SAFETY SHUTOFF SYSTEM
This heater must be properly connected to a venting system. This
heater is equipped with a vent safety shutoff system.
Warning:
Operation of this heater, 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 room heater is equipped with a vent safety switch. The vent
safety switch will cause gas flow to the pilot to “shut off” due to
improper venting or a blocked flue.
If the vent safety switch continues to “shut off” the gas flow to
the pilot a qualified service person must be contacted to inspect
for improper venting, blockage in the vent pipe or the vent safety
switch for being defective.
This appliance needs fresh air for safe operation and must be
installed so there are provisions for adequate combustion and
ventilation air.
REVERSIBLE VERTICAL OR HORIZONTAL DRAFT DIVERTER
This room heater has a reversible draft diverter. The draft diverter
is installed in the vertical position at the factory. Please use the
following steps to change the draft diverter from the vertical position to the horizontal position.
1. Remove L280 vent safety switch from the draft diverter.
2. Inside your yellow instruction envelope will be a 1 1/2" x 2 1/4"
(38mm x 51mm) vent safety switch hole cover plate and two
(2) 1/2" screws for attachment of vent safety switch hole cover
plate to the draft diverter. Attach vent safety switch hole cover
plate over hole on the draft diverter from which the L280 vent
safety switch was removed.
3. Remove two (2) screws at bottom of draft diverter and lift
upward to remove draft diverter from the draft diverter plate.
Rotate draft diverter into the horizontal position and slide back
into the draft diverter plate. Attach two (2) screws into bottom
of the draft diverter.
4. Remove vent safety switch hole knockout and two (2) knockouts
for screws on opposite side of draft diverter.
5. Attach L280 vent safety switch to the draft diverter.
6. Repositioning of the draft diverter is completed.
DRAFT DIVERTER CAN BE EITHER A VERTICAL VENT
OR HORIZONTAL VENT
Figure 4
THERMOSTAT OPERATION
Thermostat Operation
To turn on burner, rotate dial knob toward setting number 7. To
shut down burner, rotate dial knob toward number 1.
Attention: If no heat is desired, turn the gas control knob to the
PILOT position.
The dial numbers 1 through 7 correspond to 50° (10°C) through
90°F (32°C). This is the temperature at the bulb thermostat not the
room temperature. The owner is advised to determine the particular
heat setting that is desired for comfort, as heating requirements are
different for every owner.
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LIGHTING INSTRUCTIONS
FOR YOUR SAFETY READ BEFORE LIGHTING
WARNING: If you do not follow these instructions exactly, a fire or explosion may result
causing property damage, personal injury, or loss of life.
A. This appliance has a pilot which must be lighted by hand.
When lighting the pilot, follow these instructions exactly.
B. BEFORE LIGHTING smell all around the appliance area
for gas. Be sure to smell next to the floor because some gas
is heavier than air and will settle on the floor.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS
• Do not try to light any appliance.
• Do not touch any electrical switch;
do not use any phone in your building.
• Immediately call your gas supplier from a 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. 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.
LIGHTING INSTRUCTIONS
1.
STOP! Read the safety information to the left of this label.
9.
2.
3.
4.
Set thermostat to lowest setting.
Turn off all electric power to the appliance. (If applicable)
Remove access panel (front panel).
to
10. Depress and turn gas control knob counterclockwise
“PILOT”. A spark is produced when gas control knob is turned
between “IGN” and “PILOT”. Repeatedly depress and turn gas
control knob between “IGN” and “PILOT” until pilot is ignited.
Continue to hold the control knob in for about one (1) minute after
pilot is lit. Release knob and it will pop back up. If it goes out,
repeat steps 5 through 10.
•
If knob does not pop up when released, stop and immediately
call your service technician or gas supplier.
Turn gas control knob counterclockwise
to “IGN”.
•
to
5.
Push in gas control knob slightly and turn clockwise
“OFF”. Do not force.
6.
Wait ten (10) minutes to clear out any gas. Then smell for gas,
including near floor. If you smell gas, STOP! Follow “B” in the
safety information to the left of this label. If you do not smell gas,
go to the next step.
Remove the pilot access cover located on the combustion chamber.
Find pilot - the pilot is attached to front of burner.
7.
8.
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. Attention! Gas control has INTERLOCK latching device. When
the pilot is initially lit and the safety magnet is energized (pilot stays
on) the INTERLOCK latching device becomes operative. If the gas
control is turned to the “OFF” position or gas flow to the appliance
is shut off, the pilot cannot be relighted until the safety magnet is
de-energized (approximately 60 seconds). There will be an audible
“click” when the safety magnet in the gas control is de-energized.
Pilot can now be relit. Repeat steps 5 through 10.
12.
13.
14.
15.
to “ON”.
Turn gas control knob counterclockwise
Turn on all electric power to the appliance. (If applicable)
Replace pilot access cover and access panel (front panel).
Set thermostat to desired setting.
TO TURN OFF GAS TO APPLIANCE
1. Set thermostat to lowest setting.
2. Turn off all electric power to the appliance. (If applicable)
If service is to be performed.
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3. Push in gas control knob slightly and turn clockwise
t o “OFF". Do not force.
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PILOT FLAME CHARACTERISTICS
The correct flame will be almost horizontal, blue and will extend
past the thermocouple 1/4" (6mm). The flame will surround the
thermocouple just below the tip.
On Propane (LP-gas) slight yellow might occur where the pilot
flame and the burner flame meet.
Natural gas pilots require adjusting when the inlet pressure is above
5" w.c. (1.25kPa) Remove pilot adjustment cover. Turn adjustment screw clockwise to reduce flame.
Propane (LP-gas) will not require adjusting.
After use, cleaning of the pilot burner may be required for the proper
flame. The pilot orifice can be cleaned with high pressure air or
by placing under running water. Pilot orifice must be dry before
replacement. Use a pipe cleaner to clean inside the pilot after the
pilot orifice has been removed.
To Remove Pilot Orifice
1. Disconnect the pilot supply line at the pilot burner.
2. Remove pilot orifice from pilot burner.It may be necessary to
tap on pilot burner in order to remove the pilot orifice.
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MAIN BURNER FLAME CHARACTERISTICS
There will be a short blue inner flame with a larger, lighter blue
secondary flame. The burner flame may have yellow tips when
hot. Dust in the combustion air will produce an orange or red
flame. Do not mistake the orange or red flame for an improper
yellow flame.
After use, cleaning of the main burner may be required for the proper
flame. The main burner may be cleaned by forcing water into the
ports and the throat of the burner. The burner should be blown dry
or heated to remove all water before replacement.
Attention: On Propane gas, if a whistling noise (resonation) occurs
close the air shutter on the main burner in order to reduce the amount
of primary air. The reduction in primary air will soften the main
burner flame and will eliminate the whistling noise (resonation).
On Propane or Natural gas if a yellow flame occurs open the air
shutter on the main burner in order to increase the amount of primary
air. The increase in primary air will sharpen the main burner and
will eliminate the yellow flame.
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Figure 6
On Propane Gas, if a whistling noise (resonation) occurs
a. Close the air shutter on the main burner in order to reduce
the amount of primary air.
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MAINTENANCE
To Remove Main Burner
1. Disconnect the thermocouple and pilot supply line at the pilot
burner.
2. Unscrew the nut on the orifice fitting union. Orifice fitting is
threaded into the main burner.
3. Remove screw on each side of the main burner and lift out.
Cleaning Combustion Chamber
A qualified serviceman should remove the chamber and apply air
pressure to the inside in order to clear all passageways.
To Remove Main Burner Orifice
1. Unscrew the nut on the orifice fitting union. Orifice fitting is
threaded into the main burner.
2. Unthread the orifice fitting from the main burner.
3. Main burner orifice is located at the end of the orifice fitting.
4. Remove main burner orifice from orifice fitting with a 1/2"
(13mm) wrench.
TROUBLESHOOTING
1. Impossible to light pilot
a. If using piezo ignitor, check electrode location.
b. Remove nut at orifice and check for gas.
c. If gas available, check for blocked orifice or pilot.
2. Pilot outage
a. Proper size of pilot flame.
b. Defective or weak thermocouple.
3. Pilot flames but goes out when knob is released
a. Pilot flame not covering the thermocouple properly.
b. Defective thermocouple.
c. Defective magnet in the safety section of valve.
4. Poor thermostat control
a. Thermostat needs calibrating.
b. Defective thermostat section.
5. Noisy blower
a. Tighten blower screws.
b. Check blower wheel in the open for balance.
6. Yellow main burner flame
a. Remove main burner to check for obstructions in throat,
ports and orifices.
b. Install new main burner orifice and pilot orifice.
c. Check gas valve for leaking.
d. Open the air shutter on the main burner in order to increase
the amount of primary air.
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7. Yellow pilot flame
a. Small yellow tip not objectionable.
b. Remove pilot orifice. Check and clean.
8. Pilot and main burner goes out after burning a few minutes
a. Improper venting of flue products. Relight and check for
improper venting.
b. If vented properly, check vent safety switch, replace if
defective.
9. Burner flashes- back or “pops” and burns at main burner
orifice
a. Examine main burner for defects.
10. Inoperative blower
a. Check fan control by shorting across terminals.
b. Check for blower wheel bind by removing wheel and
operating motor.
c. Check for frozen bearings due to lack of oil.
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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, IL 62222-0529
PARTS LIST
DESCRIPTION
INDEX
NO.
R-6096
Knob & Adaptor Set
11700
Control Rod Bracket
R-2706
ECO Switch
INDEX
NO.
PART
NUMBER
1
2
3
PART
NUMBER
DESCRIPTION
16
11704
Inner Casing Assembly (RH-25-6) (USA)
16
15672
Inner Casing Assembly (RH-25-6) (Canada)
16
11701
Inner Casing Assembly (RH-35-6) (USA)
15673
Inner Casing Assembly (RH-35-6) (Canada)
4
R-8195
ECO Wire Assembly
16
5
11699
Control Rod
17
RH-705
Casing Side
RH-691
Combustion Chamber Assembly (RH-35-6)
Combustion Chamber Assembly (RH-25-6)
6
R-6104
Gas Valve (LPG)
18
6
R-6103
Gas Valve (Nat)
18
RH-701
7
11697
Valve Bracket
19
M-155
Gasket
8
RH-705
Casing Side
20
DV-781
Lighting Hole Cover Assembly
9
RH-708
Air Inlet Baffle
21
DV-064
Cover Plate
10
P-86-37
Main Burner Orifice, (RH-35-6 Nat)
22
RH-682
Casing Front (USA)
10
P-86-44
Main Burner Orifice,
(RH-25-6 Nat)
22
15671
Casing Front (Canada)
23
RH-737
Burner (RH-25-6)
10
P-86-51
Main Burner Orifice, (RH-35-6 LPG)
23
RH-738
Burner (RH-35-6)
10
P-86-54
Main Burner Orifice, (RH-25-6 LPG)
24
R-1195
Thermocouple 36"
11
P-269
Manifold Assembly
25
R-1227
Pilot Burner with Orifice (Nat)
12
RH-818
Diverter Assembly
25
R-1228
Pilot Burner with Orifice (LPG)
13
RH-801
Down Draft Shield
26
11698
Pilot Tubing
14
RH-799
Diverter Plate
27
R-6120
Electrode and Wire Assembly
15
DV-951
Casing Top
USE ONLY MANUFACTURER’S REPLACEMENT PARTS. USE OF ANY OTHER PARTS COULD CAUSE INJURY OR DEATH.
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PARTS VIEW
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OPTIONAL BLOWER INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
DRB-1 For Vented Room Heaters
Models
RH-25-(1, 2, 4, 5, 6) and RH-35-(1, 2, 4, 5, 6)
Direct Vent Wall Furnaces DV-25-(1, 2)SG and DV-35-(1, 2)SG
Installing Optional DRB-1 Blower
1. For RH-25-(1, 2, 4, 5, 6) and RH-35-(1, 2, 4, 5, 6), remove
casing front.
1. For DV-25-(1, 2)SG and DV-35-(1, 2)SG, remove casing
front and heat shield.
2. When facing appliance, insert blower assembly into the left
section of the casing (adjacent to the combustion chamber).
3. For RH-25-(1, 2, 4, 5, 6) and RH-35-(1, 2, 4, 5, 6), route cord
set through opening in casing back. The opening in casing
back is located adjacent to gas control.
3. For DV-25-(1, 2)SG and DV-35-(1, 2)SG, route cord set
through opening in casing bottom. The opening in casing
bottom is located beneath gas control.
4. Align the (2) screw holes on the inner side panel and the (2)
screw holes on casing back with the (4) clearance holes on
the blower assembly. Attach blower assembly to the casing
back and inner side panel with (4) #10 x 1/2" (13mm) screws
provided. The blower assembly must be attached first to the
casing back and then to the casing side panel.
5. For RH-25-(1, 2, 4, 5, 6) and RH-35-(1, 2, 4, 5, 6), replace
casing front.
5. For DV-25-(1, 2)SG and DV-35-(1, 2)SG, replace heat shield
and casing front.
COMBUSTION
CHAMBER
Attention: Wiring harness on blower is factory assembled and
installed. If wiring harness becomes disassembled use the following steps to reassemble the wiring harness.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Attach (1) pin terminal from black (hot) wire, smooth insulation
on cord set to (1) socket terminal on fan control assembly.
Attach (1) pin terminal from black (neutral) wire, ribbed insulation on cord set to (1) socket terminal from white (neutral)
wire on motor.
Attach (1) pin terminal on fan control assembly to (1) socket
terminal from black (hot) wire on motor.
Attach green ground wire beneath one of the #10 x 1/2" (13mm)
screws on the blower housing.
BLOWER ASSEMBLY
SWITCH BOX
Fan Control
The automatic fan control is located in the switch box. The switch
box is attached to the front of the blower assembly. The switch
box is adjacent to the combustion chamber. The fan control is a
non-adjustable automatic type. The fan control will require between
5 and 10 minutes of main burner operation before the fan control
“closes” and activates the blower. The blower will continue to run
between 5 and 10 minutes after the main burner shuts off, before
the fan control “opens” and deactivates the blower.
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 or Canadian Electrical
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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 screws.
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.
WARNING:
Unplugging of blower accessory will not stop the heater
from cycling. To shut heater off:
1. Turn temperature dial or thermostat to lowest setting.
2. Turn knob on gas control to “OFF”, depressing slightly.
Do not force.
Cleaning
The blower wheel will collect lint and could require cleaning once
a year. If the air output decreases or the noise level increases, it
indicates a dirty wheel. Complete removal of the wheel and scrubbing it with a brush under flowing water is recommended.
Oiling
The blower motor has an oil hole located on each end of the motor.
Use #20 motor oil only. It is best to oil the motor several times
during the heating season using 2 or 3 drops each time. If the motor fails to start and hums, it could be a tight bearing due to lack of
oil. This may be corrected by pouring kerosene in the oil holes,
allowing to stand for a few hours and then oiling properly.
Index
No.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
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Part
No.
R-2090
632016
RH-036
642030
RH-710
9120106
872087
DV-806
DV-807
R-2091
8720161
R-2099
Parts List
Description
Motor
Motor Cushion
Motor Support
Blower Wheel
Blower Housing Assembly
Fan Control Switch
Heyco Bushing
Switch Box
Switch Box Cover
Wire Assembly 19" (483mm)
Heyco Bushing
Cord Set 72" (183cm)
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SERVICE NOTES
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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