Mr. Heater MH35FA Operating instructions

OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
AND OWNER’S MANUAL
Model #
MH35FA
READ INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY: Read and follow all instructions. Place instructions in a safe
place for future reference. Do not allow anyone who has not read these instructions to assemble,
light, adjust or operate the heater.
FORCED AIR PROPANE
CONSTRUCTION HEATER
WARNING:
If the information in this manual is not followed exactly, a fire or explosion may result causing property damage, personal injury or loss of life.
— Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity of this or any
other appliance.
— An LP cylinder not connected for use shall not be stored in the vicinity of this or any other appliance.
— WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS
• Do not try to light appliance.
• Extinguish any open flame.
• Shut off gas to appliance.
— Service must be performed by a qualified service agency.
This is an unvented gas-fired portable heater. It uses air (oxygen) from the area in which it is used.
Adequate combustion and ventilation air must be provided. Refer to page 3.
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05/03 Revision L1 #70036
WARNING:
WARNING:
YOUR SAFETY IS IMPORTANT TO YOU AND TO OTHERS,
SO PLEASE READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE YOU
OPERATE THIS HEATER.
NOT FOR HOME OR RECREATIONAL VEHICLE USE
WARNING:
GENERAL HAZARD WARNING:
FIRE, BURN, INHALATION, AND EXPLOSION HAZARD.
KEEP SOLID COMBUSTIBLES, SUCH AS BUILDING
MATERIALS, PAPER OR CARDBOARD, A SAFE DISTANCE AWAY FROM THE HEATER AS RECOMMENDED
BY THE INSTRUCTIONS NEVER USE THE HEATER IN
SPACES WHICH DO OR MAY CONTAIN VOLATILE OR
AIRBORNE COMBUSTIBLES, OR PRODUCTS SUCH AS
GASOLINE, SOLVENTS, PAINT THINNER, DUST PARTICLES OR UNKNOWN CHEMICALS.
FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THE PRECAUTIONS AND
INSTRUCTIONS PROVIDED WITH THIS HEATER, CAN
RESULT IN DEATH, SERIOUS BODILY INJURY AND
PROPERTY LOSS OR DAMAGE FROM HAZARDS OF FIRE,
EXPLOSION, BURN, ASPHYXIATION, CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING, AND/OR ELECTRICAL SHOCK.
ONLY PERSONS WHO CAN UNDERSTAND AND FOLLOW
THE INSTRUCTIONS SHOULD USE OR SERVICE THIS
HEATER.
IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE OR HEATER INFORMATION
SUCH AS AN INSTRUCTIONS MANUAL, LABELS, ETC.
CONTACT THE MANUFACTURER.
WARNING:
The State of California requires the following warning:
COMBUSTION BY-PRODUCTS PRODUCED WHEN
USING THIS PRODUCT CONTAIN CARBON MONOXIDE,
A CHEMICAL KNOWN TO THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA
TO CAUSE CANCER AND BIRTH DEFECTS (OR OTHER
REPRODUCTIVE HARM).
CONTENTS
SPECIFICATIONS
Type of Gas: .............................. For use with Propane Only
Gas Supply Pressure
to regulator ............................. Max: 200 psi (1380 kPa)
Min: 20 psi (138 kPa)
regulator out ........................... 10 psi (68.9 kPa)
Electrical Input: .......................... 115V, 60 Hz, 1Ø, 3a
Minimum Operating Voltage: 100V
Ignition: ..................................... Manual, piezo igntion
Primary Flame Control: .............. Thermocouple Operated Gas Valve
High Temperature Control: ........ 240°F (116°C)
Min. Ambient Temp. Rating 0°F (-17.8°C)
HEATER SPECIFICATIONS .............................................................. 2
WARNINGS ................................................................................... 2
OPERATING PRECAUTIONS ........................................................... 3
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS .................................................................. 3
ODOR FADE WARNING ................................................................. 4
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS .......................................................... 5
SERVICING .................................................................................... 5
Model: ...................................... MH35FA
Rating: ....................................... 35,000 BTU/hr
(10.25 kW)
PARTS ........................................................................................... 6
SIZE & CAPACITY OF PROPANE CHART ......................................... 7
BTU'S REQUIRED CHART ............................................................... 7
Fuel Consumption: .................... 1.6 #/hr (.72 kg/hr)
Fuel Orifice Port No.:bb ............. 1
Fuel Orifice Port Size: ................ .75mm
Heated Air Output: .................... 100 cfm (2.83 cmm)
Average Air Temp. Rise: ............ 150°F (83°C)
WARRANTY .................................................................................. 8
INSTRUCTIONS FOR ORDERING PARTS ......................................... 8
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OPERATING PRECAUTIONS
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
This is a propane, direct-fired, forced air heater. It's intended use is
primarily temporary heating of buildings under construction,
alteration or repair.
1.
Check the heater thoroughly for damage. DO NOT operate a
damaged heater.
2.
DO NOT modify the heater or operate a heater which has
been modified from its original condition.
3.
Use only propane gas.
4.
Use only VAPOR WITHDRAWAL propane supply. If there is any
question about vapor withdrawal, ask your propane dealer.
5.
Mount the propane cylinders vertically (shutoff valve up).
Secure them from falling or being knocked over and protect
them from damage.
6.
Locate propane containers at least (USA) 7 ft. (2.13m),
(Canada) 10 ft. (3m) from the heater and do not direct
exhaust toward containers.
7.
IMPORTANT Use only the hose and regulator assembly
provided with the heater. Match the color stripe on the
hangtag attached to the hose assembly with the color on the
label located near the propane inlet fitting on the heater.
Inspect hose assembly before each use of the heater. If there
is excessive abrasion or wear, or hose is cut, replace with hose
assembly listed on parts list before using heater.
8.
For indoor use only. Area must be well ventilated. Provide
minimum openings of 1/2 sq. ft. (.046 m²) near the floor and
1/2 sq. ft. (.046 m²) near the ceiling (also see "Operating
Precautions").
9.
If at any time gas odor is detected, IMMEDIATELY
DISCONTINUE operation until the source of gas has been
located and corrected. Read enclosed Odor fade and Propane
Sheet for additional information about detecting propane
leaks.
Propane is heavier than air. If propane leaks from a connection or
fitting, it sinks to the floor, collecting there with the surrounding
air, forming a potentially explosive mixture. Obviously, propane
leaks should be avoided, so set up the propane supply with utmost
care. Read enclosed Odor Fade and Propane Sheet for additional
information about detecting propane leaks. Leak check new
connections or reconnections with a soap and water solution and
follow all connection instructions herein. Also, ask your propane
dealer for advice on the propane application and supply installation
and ask him to check it if there are any questions.
This heater was designed and certified for use as a construction
heater in accordance with ANSI Standard Z83.7/CGA 2.14. Check
with your local fire safety authority if you have any questions about
your applications. Other standards govern the use of fuel gases and
heat producting products in specific applications. Your local
authority can advise you about these.
Direct-Fired means that all of the combustion products enter the
heated space. Even though this heater operates very close to 100
percent combustion efficiency, it still produces small amounts of
carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide (called CO) is toxic. We can
tolerate small amounts but not a lot. CO can build up in a heated
space and failure to provide adequate ventilation could result in
death. The symptoms of inadequate ventilation are:
• headache
• dizziness
• burning eyes and nose
• nausea
10. Install the heater such that is is not directly exposed to water
spray, rain and/or dripping water.
• dry mouth or sore throat
So, be sure to follow advice about ventilation in these operating
instructions.
11. Maintain minimum clearance from normal combustible
material (like paper) as follows: floor-0 ft. (0 m); outlet-6 ft.
(1.83m); sides-2 ft. (.61m); top-6 ft. (1.83m). Locate 10 ft.
(3m) from canvas or plastic tarpaulins or similar coverings and
secure them to prevent flapping or movement due to wind
action.
Forced Air means that a blower or fan pushes the air through the
heater. Proper combustion depends upon this air flow; therefore,
the heater must not be revised, modified or operated with parts
removed or missing. Likewise, safety systems must not be
circumvented or modified in order to operate the heater.
12. Due to the high surface and exhaust temperatures, adults and
children must observe clearances to avoid burns or clothing
ignition.
When the heater is to be operated in the presence of other people
the user is responsible for properly acquainting those present with
the safety precautions and instructions, and of the hazards
involved.
13. Operate only on a stable, level surface.
14. Do not use with ductwork. Do not restrict inlet or exit.
15. Use only the electrical power specified. The electrical
connection and grounding must comply with National
Electrical Code - ANSI/NFPA 70 (USA) and CSA C22.1 Canadian
Electrical Code, Part 1 (Canada).
16. Use only a properly grounded 3-prong receptacle or extension
cord (6 ft (1.83m) in length minimum).
17. Do not move, handle or service while hot or burning.
18. Use only in accordance with local codes or, in the absence of
local codes, with the Standard for the Storage and Handling
of Liquefied Petroleum Gases ANSI/NFPA 58 and CSA B149.1,
Natural Gas and Propane Installation Code.
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ODOR FADE WARNING
ODOR FADING - NO ODOR DETECTED
• Some people cannot smell well. Some people cannot smell
the odor of the man-made chemical added to propane (LP)
or natural gas. You must determine if you can smell the
odorant in these fuel gases.
• Learn to recognize the odor of propane (LP) gas and
natural gas. Local propane (LP) gas dealers will be more
than happy to give you a scratch and sniff pamphlet. Use
it to become familiar with the fuel gas odor.
• Smoking can decrease your ability to smell. Being around
an odor for a period of time can affect your sensitivity to
that particular odor. Odors present in animal confinement
buildings can mask fuel gas odor.
• The odorant in propane (LP) gas and natural gas is
colorless and the intensity of its odor can fade under
some circumstances.
• If there is an underground leak, the movement of gas
through the soil can filter the odorant.
• Propane (LP) gas odor may differ in intensity at different
levels. Since Propane (LP) gas is heavier than air, there may
be more odor at lower levels.
• Always be sensitive to the slightest gas odor. If you
continue to detect any gas odor, no matter how small,
treat it as a serious leak. Immediately go into action as
discussed previously.
WARNING
Asphyxiation Hazard
• Do not use this heater for heating human living
quarters.
• Do not use in unventilated areas.
• The flow of combustion and ventilation air must not
be obstructed.
• Proper ventilation air must be provided to support
the combustion air requirements of the heater
being used.
• Refer to the specification section of the heater’s
manual, heater dataplate, or contact the factory to
determine combustion air ventilation requirements
of the heater.
• Lack of proper ventilation air will lead to improper
combustion.
• Improper combustion can lead to carbon monoxide
poisoning leading to serious injury or death.
Symptom of carbon monoxide poisoning can
include headaches dizziness and difficulty in
breathing.
FUEL GAS ODOR
LP gas and natural gas have man-made odorants added
specifically for detection of fuel gas leaks.
If a gas leak occurs you should be able to smell the fuel
gas. Since Propane (LP) is heavier than air you should
smell for the gas odor low to the floor. ANY GAS ODOR
IS YOUR SIGNAL TO GO INTO IMMEDIATE ACTION!
• Do not take any action that could ignite the fuel gas. Do
not operate any electrical switches. Do not pull any power
supply or extension cords. Do not light matches or any
other source of flame. Do not use your telephone.
• Get everyone out of the building and away from the area
immediately.
• Close all propane (LP) gas tank or cylinder fuel supply
valves, or the main fuel supply valve located at the meter if
you use natural gas.
• Propane (LP) gas is heavier than air and may settle in low
areas. When you have reason to suspect a propane leak,
keep out of all low areas.
• Use your neighbor’s phone and call your fuel gas supplier
and your fire department. Do not re-enter the building or
area.
• Stay out of the building and away from the area until
declared safe by the firefighters and your fuel gas supplier.
• FINALLY, let the fuel gas service person and the
firefighters check for escaped gas. Have them air out the
building and area before you return. Properly trained
service people must repair any leaks, check for further
leakages, and then relight the appliance for you.
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REMEMBER!
• Propane (LP) gas has a distinctive odor. Learn to recognize
these odors. (Reference Fuel Gas Odor and Odor Fading
sections above.
• Even If you are not property trained in the service and
repair of the heater, ALWAYS be consciously aware of the
odors of propane (LP) gas and natural gas.
• If you have not been properly trained in repair and service
of propane (LP) gas then do not attempt to light heater,
perform service or repairs, or make any adjustments to the
heater on the propane (LP) gas fuel system.
• A periodic sniff test around the heater or at the heater’s
joints; i.e. hose, connections, etc., is a good safety practice
under any conditions. If you smell even a small amount of
gas, CONTACT YOUR FUEL GAS SUPPLIER IMMEDIATELY.
DO NOT WAIT!
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
MAINTENANCE AND STORAGE
PREPARING FOR OPERATION
1.
The heater should be inspected before each use, and at least
annually by a qualified person.
2.
Before each use, check the soft "O" ring seat at the bullnose of
the POL fitting. If the "O" ring is cut, scuffed, or otherwise
damaged, replace it with part number 6681.
3.
Turn off the gas at the LP-gas supply cylinder(s) when the
heater is not in use.
4.
When the heater is to be stored indoors, the connection
between the LP-gas supply cylinder(s) and the heater must be
disconnected and the cylinder(s) removed from the heater and
stored out of doors and in accordance with Chapter 5 of the
standard for Storage and Handling of Liquefied Petroleum
Gases ANSI/NFPA 58 and CSA B149.1, Natural Gas and Propane
Installation Code.
1.
Check the heater for possible shipping damage. If any is found,
immediately notify the factory.
2.
Follow all of the "Precautions".
3.
Connect the POL fitting of hose and regulator assembly to the
propane cylinder by rotating the POL nut counterclockwise into
the propane cylinder's valve outlet and securely tighten with a
wrench.
4.
Connect the hose to the heater by rotating the hose fitting
clockwise.
5.
Securely tighten all gas connections.
6.
Open the cylinder's gas valve and check all gas connections
with a soap and water solution. DO NOT USE A FLAME.
7.
Connect power cord to well-grounded 115V, 60 Hz, 1Ø source
of power.
8.
When using an extension cord, make certain that it is a 3-wire
(grounded) cord of proper wire size, minimum length of 6 ft
(1.83m).
SERVICING
A hazardous condition may result if a heater is used that has been
modified or is not functioning properly. When the heater is working
properly:
START
1.
2.
THE HEATER POWER CORD MUST BE CONNECTED TO A
GROUNDED 115V, 60HZ, 1Ø POWER SOURCE BEFORE
HEATER IGNITION and always allow heater fan (blower) to run
for 20 seconds to purge fuel.
Open propane supply valve on propane tank slowly. Note: If
not opened slowly, excess-flow check valve on propane tank will
stop gas flow. If this happens, close propane supply valve and
open again slowly. Wait 15 seconds before Step 3.
3.
Push and hold automatic control valve button. Push piezo
ignitor button repeatedly until the burner lights.
4.
After the burner lights, keep the gas valve button depressed for
30 seconds then release and the heater will continue to
operate.
2.
Continue to operate heater until all fuel in the hose has burned.
3.
Unplug the power cord.
*
The flame is essentially blue with perhaps some yellow tipping.
*
There is no strong disagreeable odor, eye burning or other
physical discomfort.
*
There is no smoke or soot internal or external to the heater.
*
There are no unplanned or unexplained shut downs of the
heater.
A heater which is not working right must be repaired, but only by a
trained, experienced service person.
STOP
Securely close valve on the propane cylinder.
The flame is contained within the heater.
The parts lists and exploded view show the heater as it was
constructed. Do not use a heater which is different from that
shown. In this regard, use only the hose, regulator and cylinder
connection fitting (called a POL fitting) supplied with the heater.
IMPORTANT Match the color stripe on the hangtag attached to the
hose assembly with the color on the label located near the propane
inlet fitting on the heater. Do not use alternates. For this heater, the
regulator must be set as shown in "specifications". If there is any
uncertainty about the regulator setting, have it checked.
WARNING: Be sure motor and fan are running before pushing
in automatic control valve button. Flames could flash outside
heater or internal damage to heater may result if motor and fan
are not running.
1.
*
In-warranty products will be repaired with no charge for either parts
or labor. Please include a brief statement indicating date, place of
purchase, the nature of the problem and proof of purchase.
Out-of-warrranty products will be repaired with a charge for parts
and labor.
CAUTION: Always shut off fuel supply before disconnecting
electrical power.
RESTART AFTER SAFETY SHUTDOWN
1.
Securely close valve at propane cylinder. Unplug power cord.
2.
Wait 5 minutes.
3.
Restart following "START" procedure.
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Mr. Heater • Forced Air Propane Construction Heater • Model #MH35FA
REF.#
ITEM#
DESCRIPTION
QTY.
REF.#
ITEM#
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
*
*
*
7
8
*
10
11
12
10720
2100
8079
1007
Heater Body Kit
Control Box Assy
Valve w/Thermocouple
Hose & Regulator Assembly
1
1
1
1
2130
8080
6168
Wire Assembly
Electrode
High Limit Switch 240oF (116oC)
1
1
1
8091
8076
2101
Nut Hex M8 x 1 Fine Thd Thermocouple
Motor 0.74 A
Grille Assembly
2
1
1
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
*
*
*
*
*
8077
2113
8136
8116
7161
6473
7094
7095
M8494
70036
8649
M8497
8204
Fan Blade, 6.75 x .75 Pitch
1
Power Cord Assembly
1
Bushing Strain Relief
1
Nut Hex 5-28 TE Valve
2
Nut, Piezo
1
Piezo Ignitor
1
Clip Handle
2
Handle
1
Label, Model Warnings
1
Label, Operating Instructions
1
Manual, Operating Instructions/Parts List 1
Label, Model
1
Label, Hang Tag, LP
1
* Not shown on exploded view
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QTY.
SIZE AND CAPACITY OF PROPANE
CYLINDERS REQUIRED
The charts below show the approximate size of the cylinder
required for these heaters. To use the chart:
1.
Select the lowest air temperature expected (at the bottom of
the chart).
2.
Move straight up to time of operation desired (left side of
chart).
3.
Read the cylinder size required.
All heaters should have:
full cylinders
good air circulation
no frost on cylinders
BTU'S PER HOUR REQUIRED
WARRANTY
We are pleased that you have selected our product and take this
opportunity to assure you that qualified service facilities are
available if required. With the cooperation of independent dealers,
a nationwide network of authorized servicing dealers is available
for your servicing requirements.
Should your product require servicing, read the section of the
manual entitled “Servicing”.
Who gets the warranty? The warranty is limited to the consumer
who originally purchases the product.
What is covered? This limited warranty covers all imperfections in
workmanship and material.
What is not covered? This limited warranty does not cover damage
resulting from accident, misuse or abuse, lack of proper
maintenance, affixing of any attachments not provided with the
products, or loss of parts. IN NO EVENT SHALL MR. HEATER BE
LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES NOR FOR ANY DAMAGES RESULTING FROM MISUSE OR
MODIFICATION OF THIS PRODUCT.
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
AND OWNER’S MANUAL
Model #
MH35FA
WARNING:
USE ONLY MANUFACTURER’S REPLACEMENT PARTS. USE OF ANY OTHER PARTS
COULD CAUSE INJURY OR DEATH. REPLACEMENT PARTS ARE ONLY AVAILABLE
DIRECT FROM THE FACTORY AND MUST BE INSTALLED BY A QUALIFIED SERVICE
AGENCY.
PARTS ORDERING INFORMATION:
PURCHASING: Accessories may be purchased at any Mr. Heater local dealer or
direct from the factory
FOR INFORMATION REGARDING SERVICE
Please call Toll-Free 800-251-0001 • www.mrheater.com
Our office hours are 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM, EST, Monday through Friday.
Please include the model number, date of purchase, and description of problem in
all communication.
LIMITED WARRANTY
The company warrants this product to be free from imperfections in material or
workmanship, under normal and proper use in accordance with instructions of The
Company, for a period of one year from the date of delivery to the buyer. The Company, at
its option, will repair or replace products returned by the buyer to the factory,
transportation prepaid within said one year period and found by the Company to have
imperfections in material or workmanship.
If a part is damaged or missing, call our Technical Support Department at 800-251-0001.
Address any Warranty Claims to the Service Department, MR. HEATER INC., 4560 W. 160TH
ST., CLEVELAND, OHIO 44135. Include your name, address and telephone number and
include details concerning the claim. Also, supply us with the purchase date and the name
and address of the dealer from whom you purchased our product.
The foregoing is the full extent of the responsibility of the Company. There are no other
warranties, express or implied. Specifically there is no warranty of fitness for a particular
purpose and there is no warranty of merchantability. In no event shall the Company be
liable for delay caused by imperfections, for consequential damages, or for any charges of
the expense of any nature incurred without its written consent. The cost of repair or
replacement shall be the exclusive remedy for any breach of warranty. There is no warranty
against infringement of the like and no implied warranty arising from course of dealing or
usage of trade. This warranty will not apply to any product which has been repaired or
altered outside of the factory in any respect which in our judgment affects its condition or
operation.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential
damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. This Warranty gives you
specific legal rights, and you may have other rights which vary from state to state.
Mr. Heater Inc. reserves the right to make changes at any time, without notice or
obligation, in colors, specifications, accessories, materials and models.
ANSI Z83.7/CGA 2.14-2000
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