Vanguard 107156-01E.pdf Installation manual

UNVENTED (VENT-FREE)
PROPANE/LP GAS FIREPLACE
®
Variable ManuallyControlled Model
VSGF28PVA
ThermostaticallyControlled Model
VSGF28PTC
with Split Oak Logs
OWNER’S OPERATION AND
INSTALLATION MANUAL
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WARNING: If the information in this manual is not followed exactly, a fire or explosion may result causing
property damage, personal injury, or loss of life.
— Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable
vapors and liquids in the vicinity of this or any other
appliance.
— WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS
• Do not try to light any appliance.
• Do not touch any electrical switch; do not use any
phone in your building.
• Immediately call your gas supplier from a
neighbor’s phone. Follow the gas supplier’s instructions.
• If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the fire
department.
— Installation and service must be performed by a qualified installer, service agency, or the gas supplier.
Shown with
optional cabinet
mantel, hearth
base, and trim
accessories.
WARNING: Improper installation, adjustment, alteration, service, or maintenance can cause injury or property damage. Refer to this manual
for correct installation and operational procedures. For assistance or
additional information consult a
qualified installer, service agency,
or the gas supplier.
WARNING: This is an unvented gasfired heater. It uses air (oxygen) from
the room in which it is installed.
Provisions for adequate combustion
and ventilation air must be provided.
Refer to Air for Combustion and Ventilation section on page 4 of this
manual.
This appliance may be installed in an aftermarket,* permanently located, manufactured
(mobile) home, where not prohibited by local codes.
This appliance is only for use with the type of gas indicated on the rating plate. This appliance is not convertible for use with other gases.
* Aftermarket: Completion of sale, not for purpose of resale, from the manufacturer
Save this manual for future reference.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
SAFETY INFORMATION
TABLE OF CONTENTS
SAFETY INFORMATION ............................................................ 2
TROUBLESHOOTING .............................................................. 20
PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION ..................................................... 3
TECHNICAL SERVICE ............................................................. 23
LOCAL CODES ........................................................................... 4
SERVICE HINTS ....................................................................... 23
UNPACKING ............................................................................... 4
REPLACEMENT PARTS .......................................................... 23
PRODUCT FEATURES .............................................................. 4
WIRING DIAGRAM ................................................................... 23
AIR FOR COMBUSTION AND VENTILATION ........................... 4
SPECIFICATIONS .................................................................... 23
INSTALLATION ........................................................................... 7
ILLUSTRATED PARTS BREAKDOWN AND PARTS LIST ....... 24
OPERATING FIREPLACE ........................................................ 14
ACCESSORIES ........................................................................ 32
INSPECTING BURNERS .......................................................... 18
OWNER’S REGISTRATION FORM .......................................... 35
CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE ............................................ 19
WARRANTY INFORMATION ...................................... Back Cover
SAFETY INFORMATION
WARNINGS
IMPORTANT: Read this owner’s manual carefully and
completely before trying to assemble, operate, or service
this fireplace. Improper use of this fireplace can cause
serious injury or death from burns, fire, explosion, electrical shock, and carbon monoxide poisoning.
DANGER: Carbon monoxide poisoning may lead
to death!
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: Early signs of carbon monoxide
poisoning resemble the flu, with headaches, dizziness, or nausea. If
you have these signs, the fireplace may not be working properly.
Get fresh air at once! Have fireplace serviced. Some people are
more affected by carbon monoxide than others. These include
pregnant women, people with heart or lung disease or anemia, those
under the influence of alcohol, and those at high altitudes.
Propane/LP Gas: Propane/LP gas is odorless. An odor-making
agent is added to the gas. The odor helps you detect a gas leak.
However, the odor added to the gas can fade. Gas may be present
even though no odor exists.
Make certain you read and understand all warnings. Keep this
manual for reference. It is your guide to safe and proper operation
of this fireplace.
WARNING: Any change to this heater or its
controls can be dangerous.
WARNING: Do not allow fans to blow directly into
the fireplace. Avoid any drafts that alter burner flame
patterns. Ceiling fans can create drafts that alter
burner flame patterns. Altered burner patterns can
cause sooting.
WARNING: Do not use a blower insert, heat
exchanger insert, or other accessory not approved
for use with this fireplace.
Due to high temperatures, the appliance should be
located out of traffic and away from furniture and
draperies.
Do not place clothing or other flammable material on
or near the appliance. Never place any objects on the
heater.
Fireplace front and screen become very hot when
running fireplace. Keep children and adults away
from hot surfaces to avoid burns or clothing ignition.
Fireplace will remain hot for a time after shutdown.
Allow surfaces to cool before touching.
Carefully supervise young children when they are in
the room with fireplace. When using the hand-held
remote accessory, keep selector switch in the OFF
position to prevent children from turning on burners
with remote.
You must operate this fireplace with the fireplace
screen and hood in place. Make sure fireplace screen
and hood are in place before running fireplace.
Keep the appliance area clear and free from combustible materials, gasoline, and other flammable vapors
and liquids.
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SAFETY INFORMATION
PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION
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SAFETY INFORMATION
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This appliance is only for use with the type of gas indicated on
the rating plate. This appliance is not convertible for use with
other gases.
Do not place propane/LP supply tank(s) inside any structure.
Locate propane/LP supply tank(s) outdoors.
If you smell gas
• shut off gas supply
• do not try to light any appliance
• do not touch any electrical switch; do not use any phone in
your building
• immediately call your gas supplier from a neighbor’s phone.
Follow the gas supplier’s instructions
• if you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the fire department
This fireplace shall not be installed in a bedroom or bathroom.
Do not use this fireplace as a wood-burning fireplace. Use only
the logs provided with the fireplace.
Do not add extra logs or ornaments such as pine cones, vermiculite, or rock wool. Using these added items can cause sooting. Do not add lava rock around base. Rock and debris could
fall into the control area of fireplace.
This fireplace is designed to be smokeless. If logs ever appear
to smoke, turn off fireplace and call a qualified service person.
Note: During initial operation, slight smoking could occur due
to log curing and fireplace burning manufacturing residues.
To prevent the creation of soot, follow the instructions in Cleaning and Maintenance, page 19.
Before using furniture polish, wax, carpet cleaner, or similar
products, turn heater off. If heated, the vapors from these products may create a white powder residue within burner box or
on adjacent walls or furniture.
This fireplace needs fresh air ventilation to run properly. This
fireplace has an Oxygen Depletion Sensing (ODS) safety
shutoff system. The ODS shuts down the fireplace if not enough
fresh air is available. See Air for Combustion and Ventilation,
pages 4 through 6. If fireplace keeps shutting off, see Troubleshooting, pages 20 through 22.
Do not run fireplace
• where flammable liquids or vapors are used or stored
• under dusty conditions
Do not use this fireplace to cook food or burn paper or other
objects.
Do not use fireplace if any part has been exposed to or under
water. Immediately call a qualified service technician to inspect the fireplace and to replace any part of the control system and any gas control which has been under water.
Do not operate fireplace if any log is broken. Do not operate
fireplace if a log is chipped (dime-sized or larger).
15. Turn fireplace off and let cool before servicing. Only a qualified service person should service and repair fireplace.
16. Operating fireplace above elevations of 4,500 feet could cause
pilot outage.
17. To prevent performance problems, do not use propane/LP fuel
tanks of less than 100 lbs. capacity.
18. Provide adequate clearances around air openings.
PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION
Crossover Log
Middle Log
Rear
Burner
Front Burner
Figure 1 - Log Base Assembly, Split Oak Set
Top Louver
Assembly
Top Outer
Casing
Fireplace
Hood
Firebox
Support
Optional Blower
Assembly
(Not Included)
Screen
Assembly
Bottom Louver
Assembly
Figure 2 - Fireplace
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Rear Log
Front Log
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LOCAL CODES
UNPACKING
PRODUCT FEATURES
AIR FOR COMBUSTION AND VENTILATION
LOCAL CODES
Install and use fireplace with care. Follow all local codes. In the
absence of local codes, use the latest edition of The National Fuel
Gas Code ANSI Z223.1/NFPA 54*.
*Available from:
American National Standards Institute, Inc.
1430 Broadway
New York, NY 10018
National Fire Protection Association, Inc.
Batterymarch Park
Quincy, MA 02269
UNPACKING
WARNING: Do not remove the data plates attached to the heater base assembly. The data plates
contain important warranty and safety information.
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2.
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5.
With utility knife, cut the carton all the way around above the
staples on the bottom tray. Lift the carton off the heater. Remove
packing. Note: The hood is located in the packing on the right
hand side of the heater front. Lift the heater off the bottom tray.
Locate two screws above top corners of the fireplace screen.
Remove and discard these screws. Lift fireplace screen up and
pull out to remove.
Remove protective packaging applied to logs, log base assembly, and fireplace.
Remove fireplace hood from carton insert.
Check all items for any shipping damage. If damaged, promptly
inform dealer where you bought fireplace.
PRODUCT FEATURES
OPERATION
This vent-free fireplace is clean burning. It requires no outside
venting. There is no heat loss out a vent or up a chimney. Heat is
generated by both realistic flames and glowing embers. When used
without the blower, the fireplace requires no electricity making it
ideal for emergency backup heat.
SAFETY DEVICE
This fireplace has a pilot with an Oxygen Depletion Sensing (ODS)
safety shutoff system. The ODS/pilot is a required feature for ventfree room heaters. The ODS/pilot system shuts off the fireplace if
there is not enough fresh air.
BLOWER ASSEMBLY (VSGF28PTC)
This fireplace has a blower assembly. The blower operates
thermostatically and has a variable speed control. The blower circulates
heated air from the fireplace into the room. Use of blower is optional.
Optional blower accessories are available for model VSGF28PVA.
THERMOSTAT CONTROL (VSGF28PTC)
This fireplace has a thermostat sensing bulb and a control valve. The
thermostat controls the heat output and flame height. This maintains a
consistent room temperature. Even the lowest setting provides realistic
flames and glowing embers from two burners. Selecting higher comfort
settings allows fireplace to run longer, producing greater heat output. At
lower comfort settings, the fireplace will run less. This results in
increased heating comfort. This can also result in lower gas bills.
VARIABLE MANUAL CONTROL (VSGF28PVA)
This fireplace has a variable manual control valve which allows the user
to choose the heat setting that best suits his needs. Any setting between
low and high may be selected by simply turning the control knob.
AIR FOR COMBUSTION AND
VENTILATION
WARNING: This heater shall not be installed in a
confined space or unusually tight construction unless provisions are provided for adequate combustion and ventilation air. Read the following instructions to insure proper fresh air for this and other fuelburning appliances in your home.
Today’s homes are built more energy efficient than ever. New materials, increased insulation, and new construction methods help reduce
heat loss in homes. Home owners weather strip and caulk around
windows and doors to keep the cold air out and the warm air in. During
heating months, home owners want their homes as airtight as possible.
While it is good to make your home energy efficient, your home
needs to breathe. Fresh air must enter your home. All fuel-burning
appliances need fresh air for proper combustion and ventilation.
Exhaust fans, fireplaces, clothes dryers, and fuel burning appliances
draw air from the house to operate. You must provide adequate fresh
air for these appliances. This will insure proper venting of vented
fuel-burning appliances.
PIEZO IGNITION SYSTEM
This fireplace has a piezo ignitor. This system requires no matches,
batteries, or other sources to light fireplace.
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AIR FOR COMBUSTION AND VENTILATION
Providing Adequate Ventilation
Determining Fresh-Air Flow for Heater Location
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AIR FOR COMBUSTION AND
VENTILATION
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PROVIDING ADEQUATE VENTILATION
The following are excerpts from National Fuel Gas Code, ANSI
Z223.1/NFPA 54, Section 5.3, Air for Combustion and Ventilation.
All spaces in homes fall into one of the three following ventilation
classifications:
1. Unusually Tight Construction
2. Unconfined Space
3. Confined Space
The information on pages 4 through 6 will help you classify your
space and provide adequate ventilation.
DETERMINING FRESH-AIR FLOW FOR
HEATER LOCATION
Determining if You Have a Confined or
Unconfined Space
Use this work sheet to determine if you have a confined or unconfined space.
Space: Includes the room in which you will install heater plus any adjoining
rooms with doorless passageways or ventilation grills between the rooms.
1.
Length x Width x Height = ___________ cu. ft. (volume of space)
Example: Space size 20 ft. (length) x 16 ft. (width) x 8 ft. (ceiling
height) = 2560 cu. ft. (volume of space)
Unusually Tight Construction
The air that leaks around doors and windows may provide enough
fresh air for combustion and ventilation. However, in buildings of
unusually tight construction, you must provide additional fresh air.
Unusually tight construction is defined as construction where:
a. walls and ceilings exposed to the outside atmosphere
have a continuous water vapor retarder with a rating
of one perm (6 x 10-11 kg per pa-sec-m2) or less with
openings gasketed or sealed and
b. weather stripping has been added on openable windows and doors and
c. caulking or sealants are applied to areas such as
joints around window and door frames, between sole
plates and floors, between wall-ceiling joints, between
wall panels, at penetrations for plumbing, electrical,
and gas lines, and at other openings.
If additional ventilation to adjoining room is supplied with grills or openings, add the volume of these rooms to the total volume of the space.
2.
Multiply the space volume by 20 to determine the maximum Btu/Hr
the space can support.
__________ (volume of space) x 20 = (Maximum Btu/Hr the space
can support)
Example: 2560 cu. ft. (volume of space) x 20 = 51,200 (maximum
Btu/Hr the space can support)
3.
If your home meets all of the three criteria above, you
must provide additional fresh air. See Ventilation Air
From Outdoors, page 6.
If your home does not meet all of the three criteria above,
proceed to Determining Fresh-Air Flow for Fireplace
Location, column 2.
Add the Btu/Hr of all fuel burning appliances in the space.
Vent-free heater
_____________ Btu/Hr
Gas water heater*
_____________ Btu/Hr
Gas furnace
_____________ Btu/Hr
Vented gas heater
_____________ Btu/Hr
Gas fireplace logs
_____________ Btu/Hr
Other gas appliances* + _____________ Btu/Hr
Total
= _____________ Btu/Hr
* Do not include direct-vent gas appliances. Direct-vent draws combustion air from the outdoors and vents to the outdoors.
Example:
40,000
Gas water heater
_____________
Btu/Hr
28,000
Vent-free heater
+ _____________
Btu/Hr
68,000
Total
= _____________
Btu/Hr
Confined Space and Unconfined Space
The National Fuel Gas Code, ANSI Z223.1/NFPA 54 defines a
confined space as a space whose volume is less than 50 cubic feet
per 1,000 Btu per hour (4.8 m3 per kw) of the aggregate input rating
of all appliances installed in that space and an unconfined space as
a space whose volume is not less than 50 cubic feet per 1,000 Btu per
hour (4.8 m3 per kw) of the aggregate input rating of all appliances
installed in that space. Rooms communicating directly with the
space in which the appliances are installed*, through openings not
furnished with doors, are considered a part of the unconfined space.
* Adjoining rooms are communicating only if there are doorless
passageways or ventilation grills between them.
Determine the volume of the space (length x width x height).
4.
Compare the maximum Btu/Hr the space can support with the actual
amount of Btu/Hr used.
__________________ Btu/Hr (maximum the space can support)
__________________ Btu/Hr (actual amount of Btu/Hr used)
Example: 51,200 Btu/Hr (maximum the space can support)
73,000 Btu/Hr (actual amount of Btu/Hr used)
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AIR FOR COMBUSTION AND VENTILATION
Determining Fresh-Air Flow for Heater Location (Cont.)
Ventilation Air
AIR FOR COMBUSTION AND
VENTILATION
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The space in the above example is a confined space because the actual Btu/
Hr used is more than the maximum Btu/Hr the space can support. You must
provide additional fresh air. Your options are as follows:
A.
Rework worksheet, adding the space of an adjoining room. If the
extra space provides an unconfined space, remove door to adjoining
room or add ventilation grills between rooms. See Ventilation Air From
Inside Building.
B.
Vent room directly to the outdoors. See Ventilation Air From Outdoors.
C.
Install a lower Btu/Hr heater, if lower Btu/Hr size makes room
unconfined.
12"
Ventilation
Grills
Into Adjoining
Room,
Option 1
Or
Remove
Door into
Adjoining
Room,
Option
3
If the actual Btu/Hr used is less than the maximum Btu/Hr the space can
support, the space is an unconfined space. You will need no additional fresh
air ventilation.
WARNING: If the area in which the heater may be
operated is smaller than that defined as an unconfined space or if the building is of unusually tight
construction, provide adequate combustion and ventilation air by one of the methods described in the
National Fuel Gas Code, ANSI Z223.1/NFPA 54 Section 5.3 or applicable local codes.
VENTILATION AIR
Ventilation Air From Inside Building
This fresh air would come from an adjoining unconfined space.
When ventilating to an adjoining unconfined space, you must
provide two permanent openings: one within 12" of the ceiling and
one within 12" of the floor on the wall connecting the two spaces
(see options 1 and 2, Figure 3). You can also remove door into
adjoining room (see option 3, Figure 3). Follow the National Fuel
Gas Code, ANSI Z223.1/NFPA 54, Section 5.3, Air for Combustion
and Ventilation for required size of ventilation grills or ducts.
Ventilation Air From Outdoors
Ventilation Grills
Into Adjoining Room,
Option 2
12"
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Outlet
Air
Ventilated
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Outlet
Air
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Inlet
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Inlet Air
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Ventilated
Crawl Space
Figure 4 - Ventilation Air from Outdoors
Provide extra fresh air by using ventilation grills or ducts. You must
provide two permanent openings: one within 12" of the ceiling and
one within 12" of the floor. Connect these items directly to the
outdoors or spaces open to the outdoors. These spaces include attics
and crawl spaces. Follow the National Fuel Gas Code, ANSI
Z223.1/NFPA 54, Section 5.3, Air for Combustion and Ventilation
for required size of ventilation grills or ducts.
IMPORTANT: Do not provide openings for inlet or outlet air into
attic if attic has a thermostat-controlled power vent. Heated air
entering the attic will activate the power vent.
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INSTALLATION
Check Gas Type
Electrical Hookup
Installing Hood
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INSTALLATION
NOTICE: This heater is intended for use as supplemental heat. Use this heater along with your primary
heating system. Do not install this heater as your
primary heat source. If you have a central heating
system, you may run system’s circulating blower
while using heater. This will help circulate the heat
throughout the house. In the event of a power outage,
you can use this heater as your primary heat source.
WARNING: A qualified service person must install fireplace. Follow all local codes.
WARNING: Never install the fireplace
• in a bedroom or bathroom
• in a recreational vehicle
• where curtains, furniture, clothing, or other flammable objects are less than 42 inches from the
front, top, or sides of the fireplace
• in high traffic areas
• in windy or drafty areas
IMPORTANT: Vent-free heaters add moisture to the air. Although
this is beneficial, installing fireplace in rooms without enough
ventilation air may cause mildew to form from too much moisture.
See Air for Combustion and Ventilation, pages 4 through 6.
IMPORTANT: Make sure the fireplace is level. If fireplace is not
level, log set will not work properly.
CHECK GAS TYPE
Use only propane/LP gas. If your gas supply is not propane/LP gas,
do not install fireplace. Call dealer where you bought fireplace for
proper type fireplace.
ELECTRICAL HOOKUP
(Model VSGF28PTC or VSGF28PVA with GA3750
or GA3650T Series Blower)
This fireplace has a blower assembly with an electrical cord. The
electrical cord is five feet in length. You must locate fireplace within
reach of a 120-volt grounded electrical outlet. If not, you must install
an electrical outlet within reach of fireplace power cord. The GA3555
outlet accessory may be used for built-in installation when a blower
is installed. This same information applies if installing optional
blower accessories to Model VSGF28PVA.
INSTALLING HOOD
WARNING: Models VSGF28PTC have a three-prong,
grounded electrical plug. This plug helps protect you
against electrical shock. Only connect plug to a
properly grounded, three-prong receptacle. Do not
cut or remove the grounding prong from this plug.
Install hood to rail already installed in fireplace as shown in Figure 5.
Use 3 Phillips screws provided.
Rail
CAUTION: This fireplace creates warm air currents. These currents move heat to wall surfaces next
to fireplace. Installing fireplace next to vinyl or cloth
wall coverings or operating heater where impurities
(such as, but not limited to, tobacco smoke, aromatic
candles, cleaning fluids, oil or kerosene lamps, etc.)
in the air exist, may discolor walls or cause odors.
Hood
Screw
Note: Your fireplace is designed to be used in zero clearance
installations. Wall or framing material can be placed directly against
any exterior surface on the rear, sides, or top of your fireplace,
except where standoff spacers are integrally attached. If standoff
spacers are attached to your fireplace, these spacers can be placed
directly against wall or framing materials.
Use the dimensions shown for rough openings to create the easiest
installation (see Built-In Fireplace Installation, page 10).
Figure 5 - Installing Hood
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INSTALLATION
Assembling and Attaching Optional Brass Trim
Installation Clearances
Conventional Fireplace Installation
INSTALLATION
Continued
ASSEMBLING AND ATTACHING OPTIONAL
BRASS TRIM
(Included with Mantel Accessory)
IMPORTANT: If you are recessing the firebox in a wall, do not attach
brass trim at this time. See page 10 for built-in fireplace installation.
Note: The instructions below show assembling and attaching brass
trim to fireplace.
1. Remove packaging from three pieces of brass trim.
2. Locate four brass screws, two adjusting plates with set screws,
and two shims in the hardware packet.
3. Align shim under adjusting plate as shown in Figure 6.
4. Slide one end of adjusting plate/shim in slot on mitered edge
of top brass trim (see Figure 6).
5. Slide other end of adjusting plate/shim in slot on mitered edge
of side brass trim (see Figure 6).
6. While firmly holding edges of brass trim together, tighten both
set screws on the adjusting plate with slotted screwdriver.
7. Repeat steps 1 through 6 for other side.
8. Tighten trim hanging screws (#10 x 6.25 shoulder) into holes
in cabinets. Place the assembled trim onto fireplace cabinet.
Align hanging notches on trim with hanging screws on side of
fireplace (see Figure 7). Push trim firmly into place, sliding
hanging notches over hanging screws.
INSTALLATION CLEARANCES
WARNING: Maintain the minimum clearances. If
you can, provide greater clearances from floor, ceiling, and adjoining wall.
Carefully follow the instructions below. This will ensure safe
installation.
Minimum Clearances For Side Combustibleaterial,
Side Wall, and Ceiling
A. Clearances from the side of the fireplace cabinet to any combustible material and wall should follow diagram in Figure 8.
Example: The face of a mantel, bookshelf, etc. is made of
combustible material and protrudes 3 1/2" from the wall. This
combustible material must be 4" from the side of the fireplace
opening (see Figure 8).
B. Clearances from the top of the fireplace opening to the ceiling
should not be less than 42 inches.
Example
Set Screws
Adjusting
Plate
Side Brass
Trim
Top Brass
Trim
*
*Minimum 16 inches from Side Wall
Slot
Slot
Shim
Mitered Edge
Figure 6 - Assembling Brass Trim
Figure 8 - Minimum Clearance for Combustible to Wall
CONVENTIONAL FIREPLACE INSTALLATION
Trim Hanging Screws
Hanging Notches
on Trim
Assembled
Brass Trim
Conventional installation of this fireplace involves installing fireplace
along with the corner or cabinet mantel with hearth base accessories
against a wall in your home (see Accessories, page 32 and 33). Follow
the instructions below to install the fireplace in this manner.
Note: The instructions below show installation using the cabinet
mantel and the G3000F/G3001U/G3004W/G3006F/G3007U series hearth base accessories. The hearth base accessory shown is
optional for this installation. You can install fireplace and cabinet/
corner mantel directly on the floor. The corner mantel accessory
cannot be installed with the G3000F/G3001U/G3004W/G3006F/
G3007U hearth base. The corner mantel can be paired with the
G3008F/G3009U/G3010F corner hearth base. If mounting fireplace and cabinet or corner mantel to the floor, an optional G3005
Slim Base kit may be installed.
Figure 7 - Attaching Brass Trim to Fireplace
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Conventional Fireplace Installation (Cont.)
INSTALLATION
Continued
1.
Assemble cabinet mantel, hearth base, and trim accessories.
Assembly instructions are included with each accessory.
2. When installing blower, install a properly grounded, 120 volt
three-prong electrical outlet at fireplace location if an outlet is
not there. If possible, locate outlet so cabinet mantel will cover
it when installed (see Figure 9).
3. Install gas piping to fireplace location. This installation includes
an approved flexible gas line (if allowed by local codes) after
the equipment shutoff valve. The flexible gas line must be the
last item installed on the gas piping. See Installing Gas Piping
to Fireplace Location, page 11.
4. Place hearth base accessory against wall at installation location. Cut an access hole in hearth top to run gas line to fireplace (see Figure 9). Make sure to locate access hole so cabinet mantel will cover it when installed. Note: You can secure
base to floor using wood screws. Countersink screw heads and
putty over.
5. Route gas line through access hole in hearth base.
6. Center cabinet mantel on hearth base (see Figure 10). Make
sure mantel is flush against wall.
7. Break off nailing flanges (see Figure 11) with hammer or pliers.
8. Place cardboard or other protective material on top of hearth
base. Carefully set fireplace on protective material, with back
of fireplace inside mantel opening.
9. If blower is installed, route blower electrical cord through access holes in either side of fireplace. Note: Bushing may be
moved if necessary. Plug electrical cord into electrical outlet.
10. Carefully insert fireplace into cabinet mantel (Figure 12). Be
careful not to scratch or damage hearth base, cabinet mantel,
or any laminate trim on hearth base. Remove protective material from top of hearth base and from front of fireplace (if any).
Note: You can secure fireplace to hearth or floor. Open lower
louver. Locate screw holes in bottom of base. Tighten wood
screws through these holes and into hearth or floor.
11. Attach gas line from fireplace gas regulator to gas supply. See
Connecting Fireplace to Gas Supply, page 12.
12. Check all gas connections for leaks. See Checking Gas Connections, pages 12 and 13.
Hearth Base
Rigid Pipe and
Gas Shutoff Valve
Electrical Outlet
Gas Line
Access Hole
Figure 9 - Placing Hearth Base Accessory Against Wall
Cabinet
Mantel
Figure 10 - Installing Cabinet Mantel
Nailing
Flanges
Figure 11 - Location of Nailing Flanges
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INSTALLATION
Built-In Fireplace Installation
INSTALLATION
Continued
BUILT-IN FIREPLACE INSTALLATION
Built-in installation of this fireplace involves installing fireplace
into a framed-in enclosure. This makes the front of fireplace flush
with wall. If installing a mantel above the fireplace, you must follow
the clearances shown in Figure 16 . Follow the instructions below
to install the fireplace in this manner.
Actual
33"
5
35 1/2"
32 /8"
Front Width 34 /16"
16 11/16"
2.
3.
4.
Frame in rough opening. Use dimensions shown in Figure 13
for the rough opening.
If installing in a corner, use dimensions shown in Figure 14,
page 10 for the rough opening. The height is 33" which is the
same as the wall opening above.
If using blower, install and properly ground GA3555, threeprong 120 volt electrical outlet, in fireplace. Follow instructions included in kit.
Install gas piping into fireplace location. This installation includes an approved flexible gas line (if allowed by local codes)
after the equipment shutoff valve. The flexible gas line must
be the last item installed on the gas piping. See Installing Gas
Piping to Fireplace Location, page 11.
Carefully set fireplace in front of rough opening with back of
fireplace inside wall opening.
Nails or Wood
Screws
Nailing
Flanges
Figure 15 - Attaching Fireplace to Wall Studs
Mantel Clearances for Built-In Installation
If placing mantel above built-in fireplace, you must meet minimum
clearance between mantel shelf and top of fireplace opening.
If your installation does not meet the below minimum clearances,
you must:
• raise the mantel to an acceptable height,
OR
• remove the mantel.
17 3/4"
Mantel Shelf
10"
8"
33"
6"
2 1/2"
Figure 13 - Rough Opening for Installing in Wall
Minimum NonCombustible
Material
13"
35 1/2"
21"
1.
17 3/4"
19"
Depth
Plug electrical cord into electrical outlet installed in step 2.
Carefully insert fireplace into rough opening.
Attach flexible gas line to gas supply. See Connecting Fireplace to Gas Supply, page 12.
8. Attach fireplace to wall studs using nails or wood screws
through holes in nailing flange (see Figure 15).
9. Check all gas connections for leaks. See Checking Gas Connections, pages 12 and 13.
10. Install brass trim after final finishing and/or painting of wall
(see Figure 7, page 8).
16"
Height
Framing
3
5.
6.
7.
Note:
All Vertical measurements are from top of
fireplace opening to
bottom of mantel shelf.
39 3/8"
27 7/8"
35 1/2"
55 5/8"
Figure 14 - Rough Opening for Installing in Corner
Figure 16 - Minimum Mantel Clearances for Built-In Installation
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INSTALLATION
Installing Gas Piping to Fireplace Location
11
11
INSTALLATION
Continued
INSTALLING GAS PIPING TO FIREPLACE
LOCATION
WARNING: This appliance requires a 1/2" NPT
(National Pipe Thread) inlet connection to the pressure regulator.
External
Regulator
Propane/LP
Supply
Tank
Vent Pointing
Down
WARNING: A qualified service person must connect fireplace to gas supply. Follow all local codes.
Figure 17 - External Regulator with Vent Pointing Down
CAUTION: Never connect heater directly to the
propane/LP supply. This heater requires an external
regulator (not supplied). Install the external regulator
between the heater and propane/LP supply.
Installation Items Needed
Before installing fireplace, make sure you have the items listed
below.
• external regulator (supplied by installer)
• piping (check local codes)
• sealant (resistant to propane/LP gas)
• equipment shutoff valve *
• test gauge connection *
• sediment trap (optional)
• tee joint
• pipe wrench
* A CSA design-certified equipment shutoff valve with 1/8" NPT tap
is an acceptable alternative to test gauge connection. Purchase the
optional CSA design-certified equipment shutoff valve from your
dealer. See Accessories, pages 32 and 33.
The installer must supply an external regulator. The external regulator
will reduce incoming gas pressure. You must reduce incoming gas
pressure to between 11 and 14 inches of water. If you do not reduce
incoming gas pressure, heater regulator damage could occur. Install
external regulator with the vent pointing down as shown in Figure 17.
Pointing the vent down protects it from freezing rain or sleet.
CAUTION: Use only new, black iron or steel pipe.
Internally-tinned copper tubing may be used in certain areas. Check your local codes. Use pipe of 1/2"
diameter or greater to allow proper gas volume to
fireplace. If pipe is too small, undue loss of volume
will occur.
Installation must include an equipment shutoff valve, union, and
plugged 1/8" NPT tap. Locate NPT tap within reach for test gauge
hook up. NPT tap must be upstream from fireplace (see Figure 17).
IMPORTANT: Install equipment shutoff valve in an accessible
location. The equipment shutoff valve is for turning on or shutting
off the gas to the appliance.
Check your building codes for any special requirements for locating
equipment shutoff valve to fireplaces.
Apply pipe joint sealant lightly to male NPT threads. This will
prevent excess sealant from going into pipe. Excess sealant in pipe
could result in clogged fireplace valves.
WARNING: Use pipe joint sealant that is resistant
to liquid petroleum (LP) gas.
We recommend that you install a sediment trap in supply line as
shown in Figure 18. Locate sediment trap where it is within reach for
cleaning. Install in piping system between fuel supply and fireplace.
Locate sediment trap where trapped matter is not likely to freeze. A
sediment trap traps moisture and contaminants. This keeps them
from going into fireplace gas controls. If sediment trap is not
installed or is installed wrong, fireplace may not run properly.
CSA Design-Certified Equipment
Shutoff Valve With 1/8" NPT Tap*
3" Minimum
Pipe
Nipple
From External
Regulator (11"w.c.** to
14"w.c. Pressure)
Cap
Sediment Trap
Figure 18 - Gas Connection
* Purchase the optional CSA design-certified equipment shutoff
valve from your dealer. See Accessories, pages 32 and 33.
** Minimum inlet pressure for purpose of input adj.
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Joint
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INSTALLATION
Connecting Fireplace to Gas Supply
Checking Gas Connections
INSTALLATION
Continued
CONNECTING FIREPLACE TO GAS SUPPLY
4.
Installation Items Needed
5.
6.
To Fireplace
Gas Regulator
➞
• 5/16" hex socket wrench or nut-driver
• Phillips screwdriver
• sealant (resistant to propane/LP gas, not provided)
1. Remove fireplace screen. Remove two screws that hold fireplace screen in place for shipping. These screws are located
near top of screen. Discard screws. Lift fireplace screen up
and pull out to remove.
2. Remove screws that attach log base assembly to fireplace (see
Figure 19). Carefully lift up log base assembly and remove
from fireplace (see Figure 19).
Note: If adding the G8000 series brick liner accessory, install it
now. Follow instructions in G8000 accessory kit.
CAUTION: Do not pick up log base assembly by
burners. This could damage burners. Only handle
base by grates.
3.
Route gas line (provided by installer) from equipment shutoff
through one of the access holes.
Attach flexible gas line to gas supply (see Figure 20). Check
connection of flexible gas line attached to gas regulator of fireplace (see Figure 20).
Check all gas connections for leaks. See Checking Gas Connections.
Replace log base assembly back into fireplace. Feed flexible
gas line into fireplace base area while replacing log base assembly. Make sure the entire flexible gas line is in fireplace base
area. Reattach log base assembly to fireplace with screws removed in step 2.
Flexible Gas Line
from Equipment
Shutoff Valve
Equipment Shutoff Valve
Provided by Installer
To External
Regulator
➞
Figure 20 - Attaching Flexible Gas Lines Together
CHECKING GAS CONNECTIONS
NOTICE: Most building codes do not permit concealed gas connections. A flexible gas line is provided to allow accessibility from the fireplace (see
Figure 20). The flexible gas supply line connection to
the equipment shutoff valve should be accessible.
WARNING: Test all gas piping and connections
for leaks after installing or servicing. Correct all leaks
at once.
WARNING: Never use an open flame to check for
a leak. Apply a noncorrosive leak detection fluid to
all joints. Bubbles forming show a leak. Correct all
leaks at once.
Pressure Testing Gas Supply Piping System
Test Pressures In Excess Of 1/2 PSIG (3.5 kPa)
1.
2.
3.
4.
Figure 19 - Removing Log Base Assembly From Fireplace
5.
6.
Disconnect fireplace with its appliance main gas valve (control
valve) and equipment shutoff valve from gas supply pipping. Pressures in excess of 1/2 psig will damage fireplace gas regulator.
Cap off open end of gas pipe where equipment shutoff valve
was connected.
Pressurize supply piping system by either using compressed
air or opening propane/LP supply tank valve.
Check all joints of gas supply piping system. Apply noncorrosive
leak detection fluid to all joints. Bubbles forming show a leak.
Correct all leaks at once.
Reconnect fireplace and equipment shutoff valve to gas supply. Check reconnected fittings for leaks.
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INSTALLATION
Checking Gas Connections (Cont.)
Installing Logs
13
13
INSTALLATION
Continued
Test Pressures Equal To or Less Than 1/2 PSIG (3.5 kPa)
1.
2.
3.
4.
Close equipment shutoff valve (see Figure 21).
Pressurize supply piping system by either using compressed
air or opening propane/LP supply tank valve.
Check all joints from propane/LP supply to equipment shutoff
valve (see Figure 22). Apply noncorrosive leak detection fluid
to all joints. Bubbles forming show a leak.
Correct all leaks at once.
Pressure Testing Fireplace Gas Connections
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Open equipment shutoff valve (see Figure 21).
Open propane/LP supply tank valve.
Make sure control knob of fireplace is in the OFF position.
Check all joints from equipment shutoff valve to thermostat
gas valve (see Figure 22). Apply noncorrosive leak detection
fluid to all joints. Bubbles forming show a leak.
Correct all leaks at once.
Light fireplace (see Operating Fireplace, pages 14 through
17). Check all other internal joints for leaks.
Turn off fireplace (see To Turn Off Gas to Appliance, page 15
[thermostat-controlled models] or page 17 [manually-controlled models]).
INSTALLING LOGS
WARNING: Failure to position the parts in accordance with these diagrams or failure to use only parts
specifically approved with this heater may result in
property damage or personal injury.
CAUTION: Do not remove the data plates attached
to the heater base assembly. The data plates contain
important warranty and safety information.
Each log is marked with a number. These numbers will help you
identify the log when installing. It is very important to install these
logs exactly as instructed. Do not modify logs. Only use logs supplied
with heater.
1. Place front log (#1) on top of the grate. Make sure the notches
in the bottom of the log fit over the grate prongs (see Figure
23). Push back of log flush with metal grate bar.
2. Rest middle log (#2) behind metal posts on front burner. Make
sure the grooves in the bottom of the log fit over the grate (see
Figure 24). Bring the log forward next to the metal posts.
Front Log (#1)
Open
ON
POSITION
Equipment Shutoff
Valve
Notch
Grate Prongs
OFF
POSITION
Closed
Metal Grate Bar
Figure 21 - Equipment Shutoff Valve
Equipment Shutoff Valve
Figure 23 - Installing Front Log (#1)
Propane/LP
Supply Tank
Middle Log (#2)
Groove
Metal Post
Grate
Groove
Metal Post
Gas Control Valve
Figure 22 - Checking Gas Joints
Figure 24 - Installing Middle Log (#2)
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INSTALLATION
Installing Logs (Cont.)
OPERATING FIREPLACE - Thermostat-Controlled Models
For Your Safety Read Before Lighting
INSTALLATION
Continued
3.
4.
5.
Slide the grooves in the back of the rear log (#3) against the
rear grate prongs. Make sure the peg on the log is on top (see
Figure 25).
Place the crossover log (#4) on the rear log and the middle log.
Make sure the peg on the rear log is in the hole in the bottom
of the crossover log. The crossover log should fit in the cutout
of the middle log (see Figure 26).
Install fireplace screen by slipping notches of fireplace screen
over screws on front of fireplace (see Figure 27).
WARNING: You must operate this fireplace with
the fireplace screen in place. Make sure fireplace
screen is in place before running fireplace.
Screws for
Mounting
Screen
Notches
Figure 27 - Installing Fireplace Screen
Groove in
Back of Log
Peg
Rear Log (#3)
Grate Prong
Groove in
Back of Log
Rear Burner
OPERATING FIREPLACE
THERMOSTAT-CONTROLLED MODELS
FOR YOUR SAFETY
READ BEFORE LIGHTING
Grate Prong
WARNING: If you do not follow these instructions
exactly, a fire or explosion may result causing property damage, personal injury or loss of life.
Figure 25 - Installing Rear Log (#3)
Crossover Log (#4)
Hole
Cutout
Peg
Figure 26 - Installing Crossover Log (#5)
A. This appliance has a pilot which must be lighted by hand.
When lighting the pilot, follow these instructions exactly.
B. BEFORE LIGHTING smell all around the appliance area
for gas. Be sure to smell next to the floor because some gas
is heavier than air and will settle on the floor.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS
• Do not try to light any appliance.
• Do not touch any electric switch; do not use any phone in
your building.
• Immediately call your gas supplier from a neighbor’s
phone. Follow the gas supplier’s instructions.
• If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the fire department.
C. Use only your hand to push in or turn the gas control knob.
Never use tools. If the knob will not push in or turn by
hand, don’t try to repair it, call a qualified service technician or gas supplier. Force or attempted repair may result
in a fire or explosion.
D. Do not use this appliance if any part has been under water.
Immediately call a qualified service technician to inspect
the appliance and to replace any part of the control system
and any gas control which has been under water.
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Lighting Instructions
To Turn Off Gas to Appliance
Thermostat Control Operation
Manual Lighting Procedure
15
15
OPERATING FIREPLACE
Continued
LIGHTING INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING: You must operate this fireplace with
the fireplace screen in place. Make sure fireplace
screen is installed before running fireplace.
Figure 28 - Control Knob and Ignitor Button Location
Ignitor Electrode
NOTICE: During initial operation of new fireplace,
burning logs will give off a paper-burning smell.
Orange flame will also be present. Open window to
vent smell. Operate fireplace on HI position to burn
off odor. This will only last a few hours.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
STOP! Read the safety information, page 14 column 2.
Make sure equipment shutoff valve is fully open.
Turn control knob clockwise Clockwise to the OFF position
(see Figure 28).
Wait five (5) minutes to clear out any gas. Then smell for
gas, including near the floor. If you smell gas, STOP! Follow “B” in the safety information, page 14 column 2. If you
don’t smell gas, go to the next step.
Turn control knob counterclockwise C-clockwise to the PILOT position. Press in control knob for five (5) seconds
(see Figure 28).
Note: If running fireplace for first time, there will be air in
gas line. You may need to press in control knob for 30 seconds
or longer. This will allow air to bleed from the gas system.
Continue pressing control knob in. Press and release ignitor
button. This will light pilot. The pilot is attached to the front
burner. If needed, keep pressing ignitor button until pilot lights.
Note: If pilot does not stay lit, contact a qualified service
person or gas supplier for repairs. Until repairs are made,
light pilot with match. To light pilot with match, see Manual
Lighting Procedure, column 2.
Keep control knob pressed in for 30 seconds after lighting
pilot. After 30 seconds, release control knob.
Note: If pilot goes out, repeat steps 3 through 7. This fireplace has a safety interlock system. Wait one (1) minute for
system to reset before lighting pilot again.
• If control knob does not pop out when released, contact
a qualified service person or gas supplier for repairs.
Turn control knob counterclockwise C-clockwise to desired
heating level. The burners should light. Set control knob to
any heat level between HI and LO.
Pilot Burner
Figure 29 - Pilot
TO TURN OFF GAS
TO APPLIANCE
Shutting Off Fireplace
Turn control knob clockwise
Clockwise
to the OFF position.
Shutting Off Burners Only (pilot stays lit)
Turn control knob clockwise
Clockwise
to the PILOT position.
THERMOSTAT CONTROL
OPERATION
You can set the thermostat control knob to any comfort level
between HI and LO. The thermostat will gradually modulate
the heat output and flame height from higher to lower settings,
or pilot, in order to maintain the comfort level you select. The
ideal comfort setting will vary by household depending upon the
amount of space to be heated, the output of the central heating
system, etc.
Note: Selecting the HI setting will cause the burner to remain
on without modulating down in most cases.
MANUAL LIGHTING
PROCEDURE
1.
2.
3.
Follow steps 1 through 5 under Lighting Instructions,
column 1.
Depress control knob and light pilot with match.
Keep control knob pressed in for 30 seconds after lighting
pilot. After 30 seconds, release control knob. Now follow
step 8 under Lighting Instructions, column 1.
CAUTION: Do not try to adjust heating levels by
using the equipment shutoff valve.
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Control Knob
Ignitor Button
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OPERATING FIREPLACE - Manually-Controlled Models
For Your Safety Read Before Lighting
Lighting Instructions
OPERATING FIREPLACE
Continued
MANUALLY-CONTROLLED MODELS
FOR YOUR SAFETY
READ BEFORE LIGHTING
4.
5.
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 electric switch; do not use any phone in
your building.
• Immediately call your gas supplier from a neighbor’s
phone. Follow the gas supplier’s instructions.
• If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the fire department.
C. Use only your hand to push in or turn the gas control knob.
Never use tools. If the knob will not push in or turn by
hand, don’t try to repair it, call a qualified service technician or gas supplier. Force or attempted repair may result
in a fire or explosion.
D. Do not use this appliance if any part has been under water.
Immediately call a qualified service technician to inspect
the appliance and to replace any part of the control system
and any gas control which has been under water.
LIGHTING INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING: You must operate this fireplace with
the fireplace screen in place. Make sure fireplace
screen is installed before running fireplace.
NOTICE: During initial operation of new fireplace,
burning logs will give off a paper-burning smell.
Orange flame will also be present. Open window to
vent smell. Operate fireplace on HI position to burn
off odor. This will only last a few hours.
1.
2.
3.
6.
7.
8.
Wait five (5) minutes to clear out any gas. Then smell for
gas, including near the floor. If you smell gas, STOP! Follow “B” in the safety information, column 1. If you don’t
smell gas, go to the next step.
Slightly depress and turn control knob counterclockwise
to the PILOT position. Press in control knob for
C-clockwise
five (5) seconds (see Figure 30).
Note: If running fireplace for first time, there will be air in
gas line. You may need to press in control knob for 30 seconds or longer. This will allow air to bleed from the gas
system.
Continue pressing control knob in. Press and release ignitor
button. This will light pilot. The pilot is attached to the front
burner. If needed, keep pressing ignitor button until pilot lights.
Note: If pilot does not stay lit, contact a qualified service
person or gas supplier for repairs. Until repairs are made,
light pilot with match. To light pilot with match, see Manual
Lighting Procedure, page 17.
Keep control knob pressed in for 30 seconds after lighting
pilot. After 30 seconds, release control knob.
Note: If pilot goes out, repeat steps 3 through 7.
• If control knob does not pop out when released, contact
a qualified service person or gas supplier for repairs.
Slightly depress and turn control knob couterclockwise
to the high position. Both burners should light. Set
control knob to either HIGH or LOW.
Control Knob
IGNITOR
Ignitor
Button
Figure 30 - Control Knob and Ignitor Button Location
Ignitor Electrode
Pilot Burner
Figure 31 - Pilot
STOP! Read the safety information, above.
Make sure equipment shutoff valve is fully open.
Turn control knob clockwise Clockwise to the OFF position
(see Figure 30).
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Variable Control Operation
To Turn Off Gas to Appliance
Manual Lighting Procedure
Blower Operation
17
17
OPERATING FIREPLACE
Continued
VARIABLE CONTROL
OPERATION
The variable control valve can be set to any heat setting and flame
height desired, by simply turning the control knob until that setting
is attained. Even the lowest setting provides realistic flames and
glowing embers from two burners. Selecting higher settings produces greater heat output. This results in increased heating comfort.
WARNING: Do not operate heater between locked
positions.
CAUTION: Do not try to adjust heating levels by
using the equipment shutoff valve.
Locate the blower switch by opening lower louver on fireplace.
Blower switch is located at lower left inside louver door.
This thermostat-controlled blower has a variable speed control
with an ON/OFF switch. The blower will start when the
thermostat senses a sufficient increase in firebox temperature.
Note: It is safe to operate fireplace with blower turned off. However,
the blower helps distribute heated air from the fireplace.
MODEL VSGF28PV
Blower Kit Model GA3750 Series
This optional non-thermostat blower kit features a variable
control which allows you to select the speed you desire. After
about 15 minutes, turn the blower on to deliver heated air at the
top louvers.
IMPORTANT: Light your gas appliance with the blower off.
TO TURN OFF GAS
TO APPLIANCE
Note: Periodically check the louvers of the firebox and remove
any dust, dirt, or other obstructions.
Shutting Off Fireplace
Follow installation instructions included with the blower accessory.
1.
2.
Blower Kit Model GA3650T Series
3.
Turn control knob clockwise Clockwise to the HIGH position.
Slightly depress control knob and turn clockwise Clockwise
to the PILOT position.
Slightly depress control knob and turn clockwise Clockwise
to the OFF position.
Shutting Off Burners Only (pilot stays lit)
1.
2.
Turn control knob clockwise
Press in and turn clockwise
Clockwise
Clockwise
to the HIGH position.
to the PILOT position.
MANUAL LIGHTING
PROCEDURE
1.
2.
3.
Follow steps 1 through 5 under Lighting Instructions, page 16.
Depress control knob and light pilot with match.
Keep control knob pressed in for 30 seconds after lighting
pilot. After 30 seconds, release control knob. Now follow
step 8 under Lighting Instructions, page 16.
BLOWER OPERATION
MODEL VSGF28PTC
Locate the blower switch by opening the lower louver on fireplace. Blower switch is located at lower left inside louver door.
The GA3650T thermostat-controlled blower has a variable
speed control with an ON/OFF switch. The blower will start
when the thermostat senses a sufficient increase in firebox
temperature.
IMPORTANT: Light your gas appliance with the blower off.
Note for GA3650T: If you are using GA3650T blower, your gas
fireplace and blower will not turn on and off at the same time.
The fireplace may run for several minutes before the blower
turns on. After the heater modulates to the pilot position, the
blower will continue to run. The blower will shut off after the
firebox temperature decreases.
Note: It is safe to operate fireplace with blower turned off.
However, the blower helps distribute heated air from the fireplace.
Note: Periodically check the louvers of the firebox and remove
any dust, dirt, or other obstructions.
Follow installation instructions included with the blower
accessory.
WARNING: This fireplace has a three-prong,
grounded electrical plug. This plug helps protect you
against electrical shock. Only connect plug to a
properly grounded, three-prong receptacle. Do not
cut or remove the grounding prong from this plug.
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Pilot Flame Pattern
Front Burner Flame Pattern
INSPECTING BURNERS
Check pilot flame pattern and burner flame patterns often.
FRONT BURNER FLAME PATTERN
PILOT FLAME PATTERN
Figure 34 shows correct front burner flame pattern. Figure 35 shows
incorrect front burner flame pattern. The incorrect burner flame
pattern shows yellow tipping at top of blue flame.
Figure 32 shows a correct pilot flame pattern. Figure 33 shows an
incorrect pilot flame pattern. The incorrect pilot flame is not
touching the thermocouple. This will cause the thermocouple to
cool. When the thermocouple cools, the fireplace will shut down.
If pilot flame pattern is incorrect, as shown in Figure 33
• turn fireplace off (see To Turn Off Gas to Appliance, page 15
[thermostat-controlled models] or page 17 [manually-controlled
models])
• see Troubleshooting, pages 20 through 22
Pilot Burner
Thermocouple
WARNING: If front burner flame pattern shows
yellow tipping, your fireplace could produce increased
levels of carbon monoxide. Follow instructions at bottom of this page. Yellow flame on rear burner is normal.
NOTICE: Do not mistake orange flames with yellow
tipping. Dirt or other fine particles are burned by
fireplace, causing brief patches of orange flame.
If front burner flame pattern is incorrect, as shown in Figure 35
• turn fireplace off (see To Turn Off Gas to Appliance, page 15 [thermostat-controlled models] or page 17 [manually-controlled models])
• see Troubleshooting, pages 20 through 22
Figure 32 - Correct Pilot Flame Pattern
Pilot Burner
Thermocouple
Figure 34 - Correct Front Burner Flame Pattern
Figure 33 - Incorrect Pilot Flame Pattern
Yellow Tipping At
Top of Blue Flame
Figure 35 - Incorrect Front Burner Flame Pattern
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CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE
Cleaning Burner Injetor Holder and Pilot Air Inlet Hole
Logs
19
19
CLEANING AND
MAINTENANCE
Ports/Slots
WARNING: Turn off fireplace and let cool before
cleaning.
Injector Holder
CAUTION: You must keep control areas, burners,
and circulating air passageways of fireplace clean.
Inspect these areas of fireplace before each use.
Have fireplace inspected yearly by a qualified service
person. Fireplace may need more frequent cleaning
due to excessive lint from carpeting, bedding material, pet hair, etc.
Burner
Tube
Primary Air Inlet Holes
Figure 36 - Injector Holder On Outlet Burner Tube
CLEANING BURNER INJECTOR HOLDER
AND PILOT AIR INLET HOLE
The primary air inlet holes allow the proper amount of air to mix with
the gas. This provides a clean burning flame. Keep these holes clear of
dust, dirt, lint, and pet hair. Clean these air inlet holes prior to each
heating season. Blocked air holes will create soot. We recommend that
you clean the unit every three months during operation and have heater
inspected yearly by a qualified service person.
We also recommend that you keep the burner tube and pilot
assembly clean and free of dust and dirt. To clean these parts we
recommend using compressed air no greater than 30 PSI. Your local
computer store, hardware store, or home center may carry compressed air in a can. You can use a vacuum cleaner in the blow
position. If using compressed air in a can, please follow the directions on the can. If you don't follow directions on the can, you could
damage the pilot assembly.
1. Shut off the unit, including the pilot. Allow the unit to cool for
at least thirty minutes.
2. Inspect burner, pilot, and primary air inlet holes on injector
holder for dust and dirt (see Figure 36).
3. Blow air through the ports/slots and holes in the burner.
4. Check the injector holder located at the end of the burner tube
again. Remove any large particles of dust, dirt, lint, or pet hair
with a soft cloth or vacuum cleaner nozzle.
5. Blow air into the primary air holes on the injector holder.
6. In case any large clumps of dust have now been pushed into
the burner repeat steps 3 and 4.
Ports/Slots
Burner
Tube
Pilot
Assembly
Pilot Air Inlet Hole
Figure 37 - Pilot Inlet Air Hole
LOGS
• If you remove logs for cleaning, refer to Installing Logs, pages
13 and 14, to properly replace logs.
• Replace log(s) if broken or chipped (dime-sized or larger).
Clean the pilot assembly also. A yellow tip on the pilot flame
indicates dust and dirt in the pilot assembly. There is a small pilot
air inlet hole about two inches from where the pilot flame comes out
of the pilot assembly (see Figure 37). With the unit off, lightly blow
air through the air inlet hole. You may blow through a drinking straw
if compressed air is not available.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
TROUBLESHOOTING
Note: For additional help, visit DESA
International’s technical service web site
at www.desatech.com.
WARNING: Turn off fireplace
and let cool before servicing. Only
a qualified service person should
service and repair fireplace.
Note: All troubleshooting items are listed in
order of operation.
CAUTION: Never use a wire,
needle, or similar object to clean
ODS/pilot. This can damage ODS/
pilot unit.
OBSERVED PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSE
REMEDY
When ignitor button is pressed, there is no
spark at ODS/pilot
1. Ignitor electrode not connected to ignitor cable
2. Piezo ignitor nut is loose
1. Reconnect ignitor cable
3. Ignitor cable pinched or wet
4.
5.
6.
7.
When ignitor button is pressed, there is
spark at ODS/pilot but no ignition
Broken ignitor cable
Bad piezo ignitor
Ignitor electrode broken
Ignitor electrode positioned wrong
1. Gas supply turned off or equipment
shutoff valve closed
2. Control knob not in PILOT position
3. Control knob not pressed in while in
PILOT position
4. Air in gas lines when installed
5. ODS/pilot is clogged
6. Gas regulator setting is not correct
ODS/pilot lights but flame goes out when
control knob is released
1. Control knob not fully pressed in
2. Control knob not pressed in long enough
3. Equipment shutoff valve not fully open
4. Thermocouple connection loose at control valve
5. Pilot flame not touching thermocouple,
which allows thermocouple to cool,
causing pilot flame to go out. This problem could be caused by one or both of
the following:
A) Low gas pressure
B) Dirty or partially clogged ODS/pilot
6. Thermocouple damaged
7. Control valve damaged
8. On thermostat models, safety interlock
system has been triggered
2. Tighten nut holding piezo ignitor to base
panel of log set. Nut is located behind
base panel
3. Free ignitor cable if pinched by any
metal or tubing. Keep ignitor cable dry
4. Replace ignitor cable
5. Replace piezo ignitor
6. Replace pilot assembly
7. Replace pilot assembly
1. Turn on gas supply or open equipment
shutoff valve
2. Turn control knob to PILOT position
3. Press in control knob while in PILOT
position
4. Continue holding down control knob.
Repeat igniting operation until air is
removed
5. Clean ODS/pilot (see Cleaning and
Maintenance, page 19) or replace ODS/
pilot assembly
6. Replace gas regulator
1. Press in control knob fully
2. After ODS/pilot lights, keep control
knob pressed in 30 seconds
3. Fully open equipment shutoff valve
4. Hand tighten until snug, then tighten 1/4
turn more
5. A) Contact local propane/LP gas company
B) Clean ODS/pilot (see Cleaning and
Maintenance, page 19) or replace ODS/
pilot assembly
6. Replace pilot assembly
7. Replace control valve
8. Wait one minute for safety interlock system to reset. Repeat ignition operation
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Continued
OBSERVED PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSE
REMEDY
One or both burners do not light after ODS/
pilot is lit
1. Burner orifice(s) clogged
1. Clean burner(s) (see Cleaning and Maintenance, page 19) or replace burner
orifice(s)
2. Contact local propane/LP gas company
3. Contact qualified service person
2. Inlet gas pressure is too low
3. Mislocated crossover tube
Delayed ignition of one or both burners
1. Manifold pressure is too low
2. Burner orifice(s) clogged
3. Mislocated crossover tube
Burner backfiring during combustion
1. Burner orifice is clogged or damaged
2. Damaged burner
3. Gas regulator defective
Yellow flame in front burner during burner
combustion
1. Not enough air
1. Contact local propane/LP gas company
2. Clean burner(s) (see Cleaning and Maintenance, page 19) or replace burner
orifice(s)
3. Contact qualified service person
1. Clean burner (see Cleaning and Maintenance, page 19) or replace burner orifice
2. Replace damaged burner
3. Replace gas regulator
2. Gas regulator defective
1. Check burner(s) for dirt and debris. If
found, clean burner(s) (see Cleaning and
Maintenance, page 19)
2. Replace gas regulator
Slight smoke or odor during initial operation
1. Residues from manufacturing processes
and logs curing
1. Problem will stop after a few hours of
operation
Fireplace produces a whistling noise when
burners are lit
1. Turning control knob to HI position
when burners are cold
2. Air in gas line
1. Turn control knob to LO position and
let warm up for a minute
2. Operate burners until air is removed
from line. Have gas line checked by local propane/LP gas company
3. Observe minimum installation clearances (see pages 8 through 10)
4. Clean burners (see Cleaning and Maintenance, page 19) or replace burner
orifice(s)
3. Air passageways on fireplace blocked
4. Dirty or partially clogged burner
orifice(s)
White powder residue forming within burner
box or on adjacent walls or furniture
1. When heated, vapors from furniture polish, wax, carpet cleaners, etc. may turn
into white powder residue
1. Turn heater off when using furniture
polish, wax, carpet cleaners, or similar
products
Dark residue on logs or inside of fireplace
Note: After removing all causes of residue
deposits, completely clean fireplace and appliance of all residue before reusing appliance.
1. Improper log placement
1. Properly locate logs (see Installing Logs,
pages 13 and 14)
2. Eliminate source of drafts around heater
2. Drafts or other air currents affecting
flame pattern
3. Air holes at burner inlet blocked
4. Burner flame holes blocked
3. Clean out air holes at burner inlet. Periodically repeat as needed
4. Remove blockage
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TROUBLESHOOTING
TROUBLESHOOTING
Continued
WARNING: If you smell gas
• Shut off gas supply.
• Do not try to light any appliance.
• Do not touch any electrical switch; do not use any phone in your
building.
• Immediately call your gas supplier from a neighbor’s phone. Follow the
gas supplier’s instructions.
• If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the fire department.
IMPORTANT: Operating fireplace where impurities in air exist may create odors. Cleaning
supplies, paint, paint remover, cigarette smoke, cements and glues, new carpet or textiles,
etc., create fumes. These fumes may mix with combustion air and create odors. These odors
will disappear over time.
OBSERVED PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSE
REMEDY
Fireplace produces a clicking/ticking noise
just after burners are lit or shut off
1. Metal expanding while heating or contracting while cooling
1. This is common with most fireplaces. If
noise is excessive, contact qualified service person
Fireplace produces unwanted odors
1. Fireplace burning vapors from paint, hair
spray, glues, cleaners, chemicals, new
carpet, etc. (See IMPORTANT statement above)
2. Gas leak. See Warning statement
above
1. Open window and ventilate room. Stop
using odor causing products while fireplace is running
Fireplace shuts off in use (ODS operates)
1. Not enough fresh air is available
2. Low line pressure
3. ODS/pilot is partially clogged
1. Open window and/or door for ventilation
2. Contact local propane/LP gas company
3. Clean ODS/pilot (see Cleaning and
Maintenance, page 19)
Gas odor even when control knob is in OFF
position
1. Gas leak. See Warning statement
above
2. Control valve defective
1. Locate and correct all leaks (see Checking Gas Connections, pages 12 and 13)
2. Replace control valve
Gas odor during combustion
1. Foreign matter between control valve
and burner
2. Gas leak. See Warning statement
above
1. Take apart gas tubing and remove
foreign matter
2. Locate and correct all leaks (see Checking Gas Connections, pages 12 and 13)
Moisture/condensation noticed on windows
1. Not enough combustion/ventilation air
1. Refer to Air for Combustion and Ventilation requirements (page 4)
2. Locate and correct all leaks (see Checking Gas Connections, pages 12 and 13)
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TECHNICAL SERVICE
SERVICE HINTS
REPLACEMENT PARTS
WIRING DIAGRAM
SPECIFICATIONS
TECHNICAL SERVICE
You may have further questions about installation, operation, or
troubleshooting. If so, contact DESA International’s Technical
Service Department at 1-866-672-6040. When calling, please have
your model and serial numbers of your heater ready.
WIRING DIAGRAM
CAUTION: Label all wires prior to disconnection
when servicing controls. Wiring errors can cause
improper and dangerous operation. Verify proper
operation after servicing.
You can also visit DESA International’s technical services web site
at www.desatech.com.
Variable
Fan Switch
SERVICE HINTS
Off
pilot will not stay lit
burners will have delayed ignition
fireplace will not produce specified heat
propane/LP gas supply might be low
Fan Switch
(N.O.)
1
2
Black
Blue
On
When Gas Pressure Is Too Low
•
•
•
•
23
23
Red
110/115
V.A.C.
Black
Green
White
Blower
Motor
You may feel your gas pressure is too low. If so, contact your local
propane/LP gas supplier.
Figure 38 - Blower Wiring Diagram for Thermostat-Controlled
Models
REPLACEMENT PARTS
Note: Use only original replacement parts. This will protect your
warranty coverage for parts replaced under warranty.
PARTS UNDER WARRANTY
Contact authorized dealers of this product. If they can’t supply
original replacement part(s), call DESA International’s Technical
Service Department at 1-866-672-6040.
When calling DESA International, have ready
• your name
• your address
• model and serial numbers of your fireplace
• how fireplace was malfunctioning
• tupe of gas used (propane/LP or natural gas)
• purchase date
SPECIFICATIONS
Btu (Low/High)
Type Gas
Ignition
Manifold Pressure
Inlet Gas Pressure
(in. of water)
Maximum
Minimum
Shipping Weight
Usually, we will ask you to return the part to the factory.
PARTS NOT UNDER WARRANTY
Contact authorized dealers of this product. If they can’t supply original
replacement part(s), call DESA International at 1-866-672-6040 for
referral information.
When calling DESA International, have ready
• model number of your fireplace
• the replacement part number
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20,000/28,000
Propane/LP Gas Only
Piezo
7.9" W.C.
14"
11"
100 lbs. T-stat Model
97 lbs. Manual Model
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ILLUSTRATED PARTS BREAKDOWN
VSGF28PVA
ILLUSTRATED PARTS
BREAKDOWN
4
LOG BASE ASSEMBLY
2
VARIABLE MANUALLYCONTROLLED MODELS
3
1
VSGF28PVA
6
26
18
12
7
17
8
9
7
5
7
22
11
10
7
15
25
21
5
13
5
20
5
23
5
28
14
29
24
19
31
30
32
18
27
16
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PARTS LIST
VSGF28PVA
PARTS LIST
This list contains replaceable parts used in your fireplace. When
ordering parts, follow the instructions listed under Replacement
Parts on page 23 of this manual.
LOG BASE ASSEMBLY
VARIABLE MANUALLY-CONTROLLED
MODELS
VSGF28PVA
KEY
NO.
PART NUMBER
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
104388-02
104390-02
104392-02
104394-02
098304-01
107486-01
098249-01
101006-02
101330-05
100999-02
102257-08CJ
098271-06
103410-01CK
098867-10
101004-01
102445-01
101007-01
099387-05
101972-01
M11084-38
102668-01
101008-01
101973-01
098276-01
101004-15
M11084-26
098508-01
101628-03
097809-02
098354-01
102568-02
901063-01
Front Log (#1)
Middle Log (#2)
Rear Log (#3)
Crossover Log (#4)
Screw, #10 Phillips, Black
ODS Pilot
Nut
Pilot Bracket
Front Burner Assembly
Rear Burner Assembly
Base Assembly
Ignitor Cable
Firebox Bottom
Gas Regulator
Front Burner Injector
Piezo Ignitor
Crossover Tube
Pilot Tube
Valve and Piezo Bracket
Regulator Hex Screw
Front Burner Tube
Gasket
Inlet Tube
1/8" Plug
Rear Burner Injector
Hex Screw, #10
Valve Retainer Nut
Flex Hose
Adapter
Control Knob
Control Valve
3/8" Flare x 1/2" NPT
QTY.
1
1
1
1
8
1
6
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
PARTS AVAILABLE — NOT SHOWN
100563-01
101055-02
100565-01
101976-02
Warning Plate
Lighting Instructions Plate
Warning Plate Fastener
Control Position Decal
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25
1
1
1
1
26
ILLUSTRATED PARTS BREAKDOWN
VSGF28PVA
ILLUSTRATED PARTS
BREAKDOWN
FIREPLACE
VSGF28PVA
7
17
1
6
9
2
16
12
4
8
3
16
11
11
14
16
16
16
11
15
5
7
16
10
18
16
10
13
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PARTS LIST
VSGF28PVA
PARTS LIST
This list contains replaceable parts used in your fireplace. When ordering parts, follow the
instructions listed under Replacement Parts on page 23 of this manual.
FIREPLACE
VSGF28PVA
KEY
NO.
PART NUMBER
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
101357-01
**
102758-02CK
102759-02CK
098304-01
101351-01CK
102455-02
101353-01CK
101712-02
101348-01
099230-01
101872-03
101346-01
**
101514-01
M11084-26
098304-03
101727-03
Top Outer Casing
Outer Casing
Right Front Side
Left Front Side
Phillips Pan Head Screw, #10
Top Front
Louver Extruded
Middle Front Rail
Firebox Hood
Firebox Support
Shoulder Screw
Firebox Top
Outer Base
Firebox Wrapper
Cover
Hex Screw, #10
Phillips Pan Head Screw, #8
Screen Assembly
QTY.
1
1
1
1
17
1
2
1
1
2
4
1
1
1
1
57
4
1
PARTS AVAILABLE — NOT SHOWN
099038-01
100639-01
103590-01
104313-01
104313-02
M10908-2
Strain Relief Bushing
Caution Decal
Decal Strip
Hinge, Pin
Hinge, Pin
Screw, Slotted Hex Head Tapping
** Not a field replaceable part.
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27
1
1
1
1
1
4
28
ILLUSTRATED PARTS BREAKDOWN
VSGF28PTC
ILLUSTRATED PARTS
BREAKDOWN
LOG BASE ASSEMBLY
4
THERMOSTAT-CONTROLLED
MODELS
2
3
VSGF28PTC
1
26
6
18
12
7
8
9
5
7
11
10
7
15
25
5
13
5
28
19
5
17
5
27
14
20
28
18
23
6-2
12
24
16
21
22
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PARTS LIST
VSGF28PTC
PARTS LIST
This list contains replaceable parts used in your fireplace. When ordering parts, follow the
instructions listed under Replacement Parts on page 23 of this manual.
LOG BASE ASSEMBLY
THERMOSTAT-CONTROLLED MODELS
VSGF28PTC
KEY
NO.
PART NUMBER
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
104388-02
104390-02
104392-02
104394-02
098304-01
104286-01
098249-01
101006-02
101330-05
100999-02
102257-08CJ
098271-06
103410-01CK
098867-10
101004-01
102845-01
101382-01
099387-03
102846-01
097809-02
099211-01
098544-01
101329-18
101381-01
101004-15
M11084-26
101628-03
M11084-38
901063-01
Front Log (#1)
Middle Log (#2)
Rear Log (#3)
Crossover Log (#4)
Screw, #10 Phillips, Black
ODS Pilot
Nut
Pilot Bracket
Front Burner Assembly
Rear Burner Assembly
Base Assembly
Ignitor Cable
Firebox Bottom
Gas Regulator
Front Burner Injector
Inlet Tube
Thermovalve Bracket
Pilot Tube
Burner Tube
Adapter
Screw
Thermostat Clamp
Thermostat Gas Valve Assembly
Cover and Piezo
Rear Burner Injector
Hex Screw, #10
Flex Hose
Screw
3/8" Flare x 1/2" NPT
QTY.
1
1
1
1
8
1
4
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
2
1
2
1
PARTS AVAILABLE — NOT SHOWN
100563-01
101054-01
100565-01
Warning Plate
Lighting Instructions Plate
Warning Plate Fastener
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29
1
1
1
30
ILLUSTRATED PARTS BREAKDOWN
VSGF28PTC
ILLUSTRATED PARTS
BREAKDOWN
7
FIREPLACE
VSGF28PTC
17
1
6
9
2
16
12
4
8
16
3
11
11
14
24
16
16
16
19
24
11
15
5
21
16
7
10
18
16
16
10
26
22
13
20
25
23
24
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PARTS LIST
VSGF28PTC
PARTS LIST
This list contains replaceable parts used in your fireplace. When ordering parts, follow the
instructions listed under Replacement Parts on page 23 of this manual.
FIREPLACE
VSGF28PTC
KEY
NO.
PART NUMBER
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
101357-01
**
102758-02CK
102759-02CK
098304-01
101351-01CK
102455-02
101353-01CK
101712-02
101348-01
099230-01
101872-03
101346-01
**
101614-02
M11084-26
098304-03
101727-03
101398-03
103650-01
103581-02
099123-01
105649-01
M11084-38
101629-01
098544-01
Top Outer Casing
Outer Casing
Right Front Side
Left Front Side
Phillips Pan Head Screw, #10
Top Front
Louver Extruded
Middle Front Rail
Firebox Hood
Firebox Support
Shoulder Screw
Firebox Top
Outer Base
Firebox Wrapper
Limit Switch (thermal disk) Assy.
Hex Screw, #10
Phillips Pan Head Screw, #8
Screen Assembly
Wire Harness
Control Knob
Blower Assembly
Wire Clip
Blower Speed Control
Hex Screw, 8-18 x .38"
Plastic Bushing
Clamp
QTY.
1
1
1
1
17
1
2
1
1
2
4
1
1
1
1
57
4
1
1
1
1
4
1
4
2
1
PARTS AVAILABLE — NOT SHOWN
099038-01
100639-01
103590-01
104313-01
104313-02
M10908-2
Strain Relief Bushing
Caution Decal
Decal Strip
Hinge, Pin
Hinge, Pin
Screw, Slotted Hex Head Tapping
** Not a field replaceable part.
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1
1
1
1
4
ACCESSORIES
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ACCESSORIES
Purchase these fireplace accessories from your local dealer. If they
can not supply these accessories, call DESA International’s Sales
Department at 1-866-672-6040 for information. You can also write
to the address listed on the back page of this manual.
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CABINET MANTEL
GMC11F Series - Walnut Finished
GMC12U Series - Unfinished
GMC13F Series - Oak Finished with Medium Stain
GM102W Series - Off-White Paint
Shown with optional base and laminate hearth and mantel trim
accessories.
Dimensions (WxHxD): 56 3/4" x 48" x 22 3/4"
SLIM HEARTH BASE
(Not Shown)
G3005J Series - Jade Marble Laminate
G3005S Series - Sandstone Marble Laminate
G3005B Series - Black Onyx Marble Laminate
The slim hearth base allows you to further customize your fireplace.
Dimensions (WxHxD): 41 7/8" x 5/8" x 10"
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CORNER MANTEL
GMC36F Series - Walnut Finished
GMC37U Series - Unfinished
GM202F Series - Oak Finished
Shown with optional laminate mantel trim accessory.
Dimensions (WxHxD): 60 7/8" x 48 3/4" x 34 5/8"
HARDWOOD HEARTH BASE
GC3333F Series- Walnut Finished
GC3334U Series - Unfinished
GC3335F Series - Oak Finished with Medium Stain
G3004W Series - Off-White Paint
The hearth base can be used with the cabinet mantels to create a
handsome riser for the fireplace (cannot be used with corner mantel).
Dimensions (WxHxD): 58" x 6 1/2" x 28 9/16"
CORNER HEARTH BASE
G3008F Series - Walnut Finished
G3009U Series - Unfinished
G3010F Series - Oak Finished
The corner hearth base is designed for use with the corner mantels
to create a handsome riser for the fireplace.
Dimensions (WxHxD): 52 1/2" x 6" x 23 3/4"
For more information, visit www.desatech.com
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EQUIPMENT SHUTOFF VALVE - GA5010
For all models. Equipment shutoff valve with 1/8" NPT tap. Fits
1/2" NPT pipe.
Mantel Trim
Hearth Base Trim
LAMINATE TRIM FOR HEARTH OR MANTEL
BLOWER ACCESSORIES FOR MANUALLYCONTROLLED UNITS
GA3750A & GA3650TB SERIES
Manual variable speed control and automatic thermostat variable
control. A blower will increase air flow to maximize heat distribution.
FIREBOX BRICK LINER G8000 Series (Not
Shown)
Ceramic fiber firebox liner adds the look of real brick.
PERIMETER BRASS TRIM ACCESSORY
(Not Shown)
PT32 - Black Finish
PT32P - Platinum Finish
PT32PB - Polished Brass Finish
PT32B - Brushed Brass Finish
G3002J Series - Jade Marble Laminate Mantel Trim
G3003J Series - Jade Marble Laminate Hearth
Base Trim
G3002S Series - Sandstone Marble Laminate
Mantel Trim
G3003S Series - Sandstone Marble Laminate Hearth
Base Trim
G3002B Series - Black Onyx Marble Laminate Trim
G3003B Series - Black Onyx Marble Laminate
Hearth Base Trim
Mantel trim for cabinet or corner mantel. Hearth base trim for
hardwood hearth bases.
INFORMATION VIDEO - 108917-01
For all models. A care and maintenance video is available by calling
1-866-672-6040.
PT32PB ncluded with accessory mantels
DUPLEX OUTLET KIT GA3555 (Not Shown)
For built-in installation
CLEANING KIT - GCK
(Not Shown)
Your vent-free gas appliance requires regular cleaning and maintenance to prevent performance problems. This kit gives you the tools
and instructions to make it easy to clean all critical areas of your
appliance.
For more information, visit www.desatech.com
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OWNER'S REGISTRATION FORM
In order to provide better customer service for this and future purchases, we recommend that you register your product with us.
You can register online at www.desatech.com. If access to our website is not available to you, please complete this Owner’s
Registration Form and mail to the address on the back of this owner’s manual. Please provide the following product information:
Brand:
(Comfort Glow, Vanguard, etc.)
Model:
(EFP33PR, VTGH33NR, etc.)
Date Purchased:
Note: Keep receipt for warranty verification.
Serial Number:
7 or 9 digit number located on product or identification tag.
First Name:
Last Name:
Address:
City:
Home Phone:
State:
(
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Zip:
Country:
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E-Mail:
Please answer the following questions to register your product with DESA International:
1.
Where will the product be used?
2.
If you bought this product yourself, did you plan to purchase this type of product before going into the store?
3.
Who selected the product? ❍ Male ❍ Female ❍ Both
4.
What is the population of your area? ❍ Under 10,000
5.
What is your primary source of heat?
6.
How was the product installed? ❍ Professional Installer
7.
Cost of product excluding sales tax? $___________________
8.
Cost to install product? $____________________
9.
Type of store where product was purchased? ❍ Hardware
❍ Living/Family Room
❍ 100,000 to 250,000
❍ Office/Warehouse
❍ Utility Shed/Outbuilding
❍ 10,000 to 25,000
❍ Bedroom
❍ 25,000 to 50,000
❍ Bathroom
❍ Propane (LP Gas)
❍ Farm Store
❍ Fuel Oil
❍ Self
❍ 50,000 to 100,000
❍ Emergency Back-Up Heat
❍ Heater was on Sale
11. How did you learn about this product brand? ❍ Advertising
❍ 20 - 29
❍ Natural Gas
❍ Propane Dealer
❍ Electric
❍ Natural Gas/Utility Co.
❍ 30 - 39
❍ Relative or Friend
❍ Other
❍ Home Center/Builder’s Supply
❍ 40 - 49
❍ 50 - 59
❍ D.I.Y. Home Project
❍ Construction Project
❍ Store Display
❍ Completed High School
14. Buyer’s total annual household income: ❍ Under $15,000
❍ $75,000 to $99,999
❍ Replace Older Model
❍ Energy Savings/High Efficiency
12. Level of Education of Purchaser: ❍ Some High School
13. Age of Purchaser: ❍ Under 20
❍ Wood
❍ Other
❍ Other
10. What motivated you to buy this product? ❍ Sudden Cold Weather
❍ $15,000 to $19,999
❍ $20,000 to $34,999
Name: ______________________________________
City: _______________________ State: __________
16. In choosing this product, how important were the following:
Availability
❍
Price
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Brand Name
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Overall Quality
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Heat Output
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Made in USA
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Warranty
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Local Service
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Value for Price
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Prior Brand Experience
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Controls Location
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Thermostat, Remote, or Manual Operation
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Ease of Operation
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Special Features
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Salesperson’s Recommendation
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Friend/Relative’s
Recommendation
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For more
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Portability
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Quiet Operation
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❍ Completed Graduate School
❍ 60 or Over
❍ $100,000 and Over
Not Important
❍ Other
❍ Other ________________________
❍ Completed College
15. Store where product was purchased:
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❍ Over 250,000
❍ Fireplace or Hearth Shop
❍ $50,000 to $74,999
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2701 Industrial Drive
P.O. Box 90004
Bowling Green, KY 42102-9004
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WARRANTY INFORMATION
KEEP THIS WARRANTY
Model
Serial No.
Date Purchased
Always specify model and serial numbers when communicating with the factory.
We reserve the right to amend these specifications at any time without notice. The only warranty applicable is our standard written warranty. We make
no other warranty, expressed or implied.
LIMITED WARRANTY VENT-FREE PROPANE/LP GAS FIREPLACE
DESA International warrants this product to be free from defects in materials and components for four (4) years and five (5) years on stainless steel
burners from the date of first purchase, provided that the product has been properly installed, operated and maintained in accordance with all applicable
instructions. To make a claim under this warranty the Bill of Sale or cancelled check must be presented.
This warranty is extended only to the original retail purchaser. This warranty covers the cost of part(s) required to restore this heater to proper operating
condition and an allowance for labor when provided by a DESA Authorized Service Center. Warranty part(s) MUST be obtained through authorized
dealers of this product and/or DESA International who will provide original factory replacement parts. Failure to use original factory replacement parts
voids this warranty. The heater MUST be installed by a qualified installer in accordance with all local codes and instructions furnished with the unit.
This warranty does not apply to parts that are not in original condition because of normal wear and tear, or parts that fail or become damaged as a result
of misuse, accidents, lack of proper maintenance or defects caused by improper installation. Travel, diagnostic cost, labor, transportation and any and
all such other costs related to repairing a defective heater will be the responsibility of the owner.
TO THE FULL EXTENT ALLOWED BY THE LAW OF THE JURISDICTION THAT GOVERNS THE SALE OF THE PRODUCT; THIS
EXPRESS WARRANTY EXCLUDES ANY AND ALL OTHER EXPRESSED WARRANTIES AND LIMITS THE DURATION OF ANY AND
ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE TO
FOUR (4) YEARS ON ALL COMPONENTS AND FIVE (5) YEARS ON STAINLESS STEEL BURNERS FROM THE DATE OF FIRST
PURCHASE; AND DESA INTERNATIONAL’S LIABILITY IS HEREBY LIMITED TO THE PURCHASE PRICE OF THE PRODUCT AND
DESA INTERNATIONAL SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY OTHER DAMAGES WHATSOEVER INCLUDING INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.
Some states do not allow a limitation on how long an implied warranty lasts or an exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so
the above limitation on implied warranties, or exclusion or limitation on damages may not apply to you.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights that vary from state to state.
For information about this warranty write:
TM
2701 Industrial Drive
P.O. Box 90004
Bowling Green, KY 42102-9004
www.desatech.com
107156 01
NOT A UPC
107156-01
Rev. E
07/02
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