Sunglo Natural Gas patio heater installation manual

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INSTALLATION, OPERATION & MAINTENANCE MANUAL
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MODEL PSA 265, V, & E
MODEL A242
MODEL A244, V, & E
The Original Outdoor Patio Heater
For indoor/outdoor commercial use
For residential outdoor use ONLY
Manufactured by
INFRARED DYNAMICS, INC.
Yorba Linda, CA 92886 U.S.A.
Tel: (714) 572-4050 Fax: (714) 572-6093
Toll-Free: (888) 317-5255
www.infradyne.com
DANGER
FOR YOUR SAFETY-If you smell gas:
1. Open windows.
2. DO NOT try to light any appliance.
3. DO NOT use electrical switches.
4. DO NOT use any telephone in your building.
5. Leave the building immediately.
6. Immediately call your local gas supplier after leaving
the building. Follow the gas supplier's instructions.
7. If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the Fire
Department.
WARNING
FIRE HAZARD
Do not store or use gasoline or other
flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity of
this or any other appliance.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in
death, injury or property damage.
WARNING
FIRE AND EXPLOSION
Improper installation, adjustment, alteration, service
or maintenance can result in death, injury or property
damage. Read the installation, operation and
maintenance instructions thoroughly before installing
or servicing this equipment.
WARNING
Installation and replacement of gas piping, gas utilization
equipment, or accessories, and repair and servicing of
equipment shall be performed by a qualified agency
familiar will all precautions required regarding this type of
equipment and that has complied with all requirements of
the authority having jurisdiction.
TO THE INSTALLER: Please read and understand all instructions prior to installation. Give a copy of this manual to the
owner after installation.
TO THE OWNER: Keep this manual in a safe place in order to provide your serviceman with the necessary information.
P/N: 65132-8/08
Copyright
2008 By Infrared Dynamics, Inc.
Printed in USA
Sunglo™ Infrared Heaters
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Section 1. For Your Safety ......................................................................................................3
Warning Symbols.............................................................................................................3
Applications .....................................................................................................................3
Hazards............................................................................................................................3
Section 2. Owner's Manual......................................................................................................5
Before Starting Your Heater ............................................................................................5
Starting and Shutting Down your Heater.........................................................................5
Performing Routine Maintenance....................................................................................5
Warning Labels
Stainless Steel Care ........................................................................................................5
Before You Remodel........................................................................................................5
Basic Lighting Instruction ................................................................................................6
Section 3. Heater Layout and Design ....................................................................................7
Effective Coverage ..........................................................................................................7
Where to Locate Patio Heaters .......................................................................................7
Using Multiple heaters .....................................................................................................7
Section 4. Installation ..............................................................................................................8
Receiving Equipment.......................................................................................................8
Code Requirements.........................................................................................................8
Gas Supply.......................................................................................................................8
Clearance Requirements.................................................................................................8
Fire Sprinklers..................................................................................................................9
Electrical ..........................................................................................................................9
Ventilation ........................................................................................................................9
Gas Piping........................................................................................................................9
Initial Start-Up ..................................................................................................................9
Section 5. Heater Models ......................................................................................................10
PSA65 and PSA265V ....................................................................................................10
A242 Post and Base ......................................................................................................13
A244 and A244V ............................................................................................................15
PSA265E and A244E ('E' Series)..................................................................................17
Section 6. Maintenance and Trouble Shooting...................................................................19
Sunglo Head Assembly .................................................................................................19
DSI Ignition System .......................................................................................................20
Basic Heater Disassembly ............................................................................................21
Service Check List .........................................................................................................22
Trouble Shooting Guide.................................................................................................23
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Sunglo™ Infrared Heaters
FOR YOUR SAFETY
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The Original Outdoor Patio Heater
Application
This is not an explosion proof heater. Consult your local Fire
Marshall, insurance carrier and other authorities for approval of
the proposed installation.
Sunglo™ heaters are designed and certified for commercial indoor/outdoor and residential
outdoor applications and are NOT approved for use in any indoor residential application. This
includes, but not limited to, attached garages, living quarters, solarium, etc. Consult the local
Fire Marshall and/or insurance provider if unsure of your application.
Warning Symbols
Safety is the most important consideration with installing, operating, and maintaining this gas
appliance. You will see the following symbols and signal words when there is a hazard related to
safety or property damage.
DANGER
DANGER indicates there is an immediate threat
which if not avoided could result in death or injury.
WARNING
WARNING indicates a potential hazardous
situation which, if not avoided, could resulted in
death or injury
CAUTION
CAUTION indicates a potential hazardous
situation which, if not avoided, could result in minor
or moderate injury
WARNING
WARNING
Not For Indoor Residential Use. Installation of an infrared heater system in
residential indoor spaces may result in death, serious injury or property
damage. In residential applications this heater may only be used outdoors.
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Sunglo™ Infrared Heaters
WARNING
WARNING
Improperly connected gas lines may result in death or serious injury, explosion, poisonous fumes, toxic
gases, asphyxiation. Connect gas lines in accordance to national, state, provincial and local codes
Placement of explosive objects, flammable objects, liquid and vapors close to the heater may result in
explosion, fire, property damage, serious injury or death. DO NOT store, or use, explosive objectives,
liquids and vapor in the vicinity of the heater.
Failure to comply with published clearance to combustibles could result in death, injury and/or property
damage.
In locations used for the storage of combustible materials, signs must be posted to specify the
maximum permissible stacking height to maintain the required clearances from the heater to the
combustible, Signs must either be posted adjacent to the heater switch or other off/on control or other
conspicuous location.
Hazards Include:
For maximum safety the building must be evaluated for hazards before installing the heater system
including the following:
 Gas and electrical lines
 Combustible and explosive materials
 Chemical storage areas
 Areas of high chemical fume concentrations
 Provisions for accessibility to heater
 Adequate clearance around air openings
 Combustion and ventilating air supply
 Vehicle parking area
 Vehicles with lifts or cranes
 Storage areas with stacked materials
 Lights
 Sprinkler heads
 Overhead doors and tracks
 Dirty, contaminated environment
A critical safety factor to consider before installation is the clearance to combustible materials. Clearance
to combustible is defined as the minimum distance you must have between the heater casing and the
combustible items. Consideration must also be made for moving objects around the infrared heater. The
following is a partial list of items to maintain clearances from:
Combustible Items:
 Wood
 Paper
 Fabric
 Chemicals
 Wall or Roof Insulation
 Drywall
Moving Objects
 Umbrellas
 Awnings
 Movable Partitions
 Stage Components
 Sprinkler heads
 All Heat Sensitive Objects
When installing infrared heating systems, the minimum clearance from combustible materials must be
maintained. These distances are shown in page 8 and on the minimum clearance to combustibles label
found on the heater. If you are unsure of the potential hazards, consult your local Fire Marshall, fire
insurance carrier or other qualified authorities on the installation of gas-fired infrared heater for approval of
the proposed installation.
PROP. 65 CARBON MONOXIDE WARNING!!! If not installed, operated and maintained in
accordance with manufacturer’s instructions, this product could expose you to substances in the fuel
or from combustion, including Carbon Monoxide, which can cause death or serious illness, and which
are known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or reproductive harm.
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OWNER’S MANUAL
Before Starting Your Heater
Before you start your heater examine the heater
installation to determine that:
 Areas immediately around the heater including
the air inlet and flue areas are free from
obstructions.
 Physical support of the heater is sound.
 There is no obvious deterioration of the heater.
 Portable type heaters must be placed on level and
adequate footing.
agency to insure that clearances from combustible
material and ventilation requirements are maintained
after alterations are complete. When plastic curtains or
drops are used to enclose a patio you must take steps
to insure that all Sunglo™ heaters have the required
permanent access to outside air. If a patio is to be
partially enclosed a qualified agency familiar with this
type of heating equipment must be consulted to insure
the safe operation of this equipment.
Starting and Shutting Down Your Heater
Sunglo heaters can utilize a variety of gas control
systems. With some models it is necessary to light a
pilot while other models have a fully automatic ignition
system. Identify the model of your heater on the Basic
Lighting Instructions chart on page 6 and follow the
lighting instructions. If heater fails to light or does not
heat properly discontinue use of the heater and contact
your local distributor, or qualified service agency.
Performing Routine Maintenance
Overtime, particularly during long periods of disuse, the
heater can accumulate dirt and debris in and around
the pilot and the burner. Routine maintenance should
be performed at least once a year by a qualified service
agency to insure the heater is operating properly. More
frequent service may be required for heaters located
near waterfronts.
Warning Labels
It is important that warning labels including the lighting
instruction are not removed from the heater. If labels
are damaged, replacement labels are available from
your local dealer or the factory.
Basic Lighting with Sunglo™ Manual Control
(See lighting instructions pertaining to your heater
model on page 6.)
Stainless Steel Care
Stainless steel does not “rust”; however air pollution
can leave brown deposits on heaters. We recommend
washing the stainless steel post and base only with a
mild detergent solution and wiping it dry with a soft cloth
to bring back the original shine. The stainless steel may
be expected to permanently darken around the top of
the heater.
Before You Remodel
Should you plan to make any changes to the patio or
building structure after heaters have been installed,
your heater installation must be reviewed by a qualified
WARNING
PROP. 65 CARBON MONOXIDE WARNING!
If not installed, operated and maintained in
accordance with manufacturer’s instructions,
this product could expose you to substances in
the fuel or from combustion, including Carbon
Monoxide, which can cause death or serious
illness, and which are known to the State of
California to cause cancer, birth defects or
reproductive harm.
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Sunglo™ Infrared Heaters
BASIC LIGHTING INSTRUCTIONS
Model
PSA265, A242, A244
PSA265, A242, A244
WITH DSI
PSA265V & A244V
NOTE: 24VAC electrical power
is required to turn ON main
burner after pilot is lit.
PSA265E & A244E
NOTE: 24VAC electrical power
is required to turn ON heater.
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Lighting Instructions Control Description
To Light Pilot:
Rotate control knob to “Pilot' position.
Firmly depress knob for 30 seconds while
lighting pilot through ½ diameter lighting
hole above control. Pilot should remain lit.
To Turn Heater ON:
Rotate control knob to “ON” position.
To Turn Heater and Pilot OFF:
Rotate control knob to Pilot” position,
depress slightly and turn to “OFF” position.
Wait 5 minutes alter complete shutdown of
heater before relighting pilot.
To Light Pilot:
Rotate control knob to “Pilot' position.
Firmly depress knob for 30 seconds while
pressing the red button on the side of the
heater. Pilot should remain lit.
To Turn Heater ON:
Rotate control knob to “ON” position.
To Turn Heater and Pilot OFF:
Rotate control knob to Pilot” position,
depress slightly and turn to “OFF” position.
Wait 5 minutes alter complete shutdown of
heater before relighting pilot.
To Light Pilot:
Rotate control knob to “Pilot' position.
Firmly depress knob for 30 seconds while
lighting pilot through ½ diameter lighting
hole above control. Pilot should remain lit.
To Turn Heater ON:
Rotate control knob to “ON” position and
turn on 24 VAC electrical power to heater.
To Turn Heater and Pilot OFF:
Rotate control knob to Pilot” position,
depress slightly and turn to “OFF” position.
Wait 5 minutes alter complete shutdown of
heater before relighting pilot.
To Turn Heater ON:
1.Turn the gas valve “ON”.
2.Turn “ON” Electrical Switch (24 VAC
only)
To Turn Heater OFF:
1.Turn the electrical power “OFF”.
2.Turn the gas valve “OFF”.
Warning: If burner fails to ignite, shut OFF
electrical power and wait (5) minutes
before repeating lighting process.
Warning: DO NOT attempt to light this
heater manually.
MANUAL CONTROL
This heater utilizes a standing pilot
with thermocouple safety shutoff.
This heater can be either lit with a
match or a long stem lighter.
The manual control allows you to
regulate the heat.
MANUAL CONTROL WITH
DSI
This heater utilizes a standing pilot
with thermocouple safety shutoff.
This heater is equipped with a
battery operated spark ignition to
light the pilot
This heater can be either lit with a
match or a long stem lighter.
The manual control allows you to
regulate the heat.
MANUAL CONTROL WITH
24 VAC ACTUATOR
This heater utilizes a standing pilot
with thermocouple safety shutoff.
This heater can be either lit with a
match or a long stem lighter.
The 24 VAC Actuator allows you
to turn ON/OFF the main burner
with a switch.
ELECTRONIC CONTROL
(DO NOT MATCH LIGHT)
This heater utilizes a electronic
ignition and flame monitoring thru
flame rectification.
This heater requires 24 VAC in
order to operate.
Sunglo™ Infrared Heaters
HEATER LAYOUT AND PATIO DESIGN
There are a number of
considerations in determining the
type and number of heaters to be
used and their location on your
outdoor patio.
Concept of Patio Heating: Hot air is
not an option for heating an outdoor
patio so a patio heater uses radiant
heat like we receive from the sun.
WHERE TO LOCATE PATIO
HEATERS:
Sunglo TM Heaters naturally attract
people to their infrared warm glow.
Locate heaters where people can
readily gather, sit or stand comfortably,
and where furnishings can easily be
moved to best accommodate the
radiating warmth.
Radiant Heat: Is the type of heat you
receive from a fireplace, potbelly
stove, or the sun. It is an infrared wave
length that heats objects without first
heating the intervening air. Unlike
ultra violet light there is no sunburn or
sun tanning affect. Infrared will not
attract insects.
Patio Heater: Is an unvented gasfired infrared heater designed to
concentrate radiant heat in outdoor
areas.
Definition of Outdoors (For the
purposes of these instructions). An
appliance is considered to be
outdoors if installed with shelter no
more inclusive than:
1. With walls on all sides, but with no
overhead cover.
2. Within a partial enclosure which
includes an overhead cover and no
more than two side walls. These
side walls may be parallel, as in a
breeze way, or at right angles to
each other.
3. Within a partial enclosure which
includes an overhead cover and
three side walls, as long as 30
percent or more of the horizontal
periphery of the enclosure is
permanently open.
EFFECTIVE RANGE
(COVERAGE):
The comforting warmth from a single
SungloTM Heater will cover a 12' to 20'
circle. The SungloTM is a “comfort”
heater,” and the coverage is the area
in which people will received a
comforting amount of warmth. Some
people will require more or less
warmth than others to be comfortable
and will either turn the heater up or
down, or move closer or farther away
as they desire.
CONTROL SYSTEMS:
GENERAL RULES FOR
LOCATING HEATERS:
A SungloTM Patio Heater can operate
effectively to maintain comfort even in
completely exposed areas, although
weather protected areas are
desirable. Weather and wind
protection allows the surrounding air
to be warmed to enhance the direct
radiant warming effect.
Breezy Conditions:
Sunglo TM heaters are designed to
work well under a variety of outdoor
conditions, however under certain
conditions they work better than
others and under some conditions
they should not be operated at all. The
heater can be operated under breezy
conditions when the cross wind is 010 mph. If heaters are mounted on the
edge of a precipice or sea cliff where
wind is directed upwards into the
reflector hood, damage to the heater
can occur. Upward thrusts of wind can
also be caused by wind walls or
architectural elements near the
heater. The patio must be designed to
protect against this type of condition.
WHEN MULTIPLE
HEATERS ARE USED:
When more than one heater is used in
an area, it is generally preferable to
locate them close together. Multiple
heaters located on 8' to 15' centers
give overlapping heat patterns
increasing the overall effective
coverage for each heater.
Sunglo™ heaters are available with a
variety of control systems from
manual controls requiring no
electrical connections to a 24 VAC
fully automatic ignition and control
system (see Basic Lighting
Instructions on page 6). It is
recommended that when multiple
heaters are used, that the electrical
circuitry be arranged so heaters can
be switched individually or in groups
to provide maximum flexibility for
heating the patio.
SUGGESTED SPACING WHEN
MULTIPLE HEATERS
ARE USED:
15 Ft.
15 Ft.
Spacing For: WELL PROTECTED AREAS
AND MILD CLIMATIC CONDITIONS
12 Ft.
12 Ft.
Spacing For: SEMI EXPOSED AREAS
WITH AVERAGE WEATHER CONDITIONS
8 Ft.
8 Ft.
Spacing For: COMPLETELY EXPOSED AREAS
WITH SEVERE WEATHER CONDITIONS
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Sunglo™ Infrared Heaters
INSTALLATION AND SERVICE INSTRUCTIONS
Receiving Equipment
Gas Supply
On receipt of equipment it is suggested that a visual
inspection be made for external damage to the carton. If
the carton is damaged, a note should be made on the Bill
of Lading when signing for the equipment. Remove the
heater from the carton. If there is damage, report the
damage to the carrier immediately.
The gas inlet supply pressure and manifold pressure
required for each heater are listed below. For gas supply
line pressures in excess of ½ psig, consult your
representative or the factory.
Each Sunglo™ heater is carefully tested and adjusted at
the factory. Before attempting to install this equipment a
thorough inspection is required to insure the heaters are
in the original condition from the factory. Check for any
loose parts or damage such as dents or parts that may
affect the operation of the heater. If there is any question
in regards to the condition of the equipment contact the
factory.
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
Important Notice
These instructions are intended for qualified personnel,
specifically trained and experienced in the installation of
this type of equipment and related system components.
Some states or provinces require installation and service
personnel to be licensed. If your state or province is such,
be sure your contractor bears the appropriate license.
Persons not qualified shall not attempt to install this
equipment nor attempt repairs.
Code Requirements
Installation must be in accordance with local codes, or in
the absence of local codes, with the latest edition of the
National Fuel Gas Code, NFPA 54/ANSI Z223.1 and
National Electrical Code ANSI/NFPA 70, and for Canada,
the latest edition of CAN/CGA-B149.1 and B149.2 and
Canadian Code, CSA C22.1 Part 1 and Part 2.
 Heaters to be installed in Aircraft hangars must be
installed in accordance with the American National
Standard for Aircraft Hangars, ANSI/NFPA No. 409.
 Heaters to be installed in Public Garages must be
installed in accordance with NFPA No. 88A,
Standards for Parking Structures.
 Heaters must be installed so that minimum
clearances marked on the heater will be maintained
from vehicles parked below the heater.
 Each heater must be electrically grounded in
accordance with the National Electrical Code
ANSI/NFPA 70, when an external electrical source is
utilized. In Canada, the CSA Canadian Electrical
Code, C22.1 Part 1 applies.
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Gas Inlet Pressure
Maximum Pressure
Minimum Pressure
Manifold Pressure
Nat Gas
½ psig
6” W.C.
5” W.C.
Propane
11” W.C.
11” W.C.
11” W.C.
It is important that the gas piping system be adequately
sized for all the gas appliances it serves.
Clearance Requirements
Each heater must be installed such that the following
“Minimum Clearances to Combustible Materials” are
maintained.
Combustible materials include wood, compressed paper,
plant fibers, plastics, Plexiglas® or other materials
capable of being ignited or burned. Such materials shall
be considered combustible even though flame-proof, fire
retardant treated or plastered. Additional clearance may
be required for vinyl siding, glass, painted surfaces and
other materials that may be damaged by radiant or
convection heat.
The stated clearance to combustible materials
represents a surface temperature of 90ºF (32ºC) above
room temperature. Building materials with low heat
tolerance may be subject to degradation at lower
temperatures. It is the installer's responsibility to assure
that adjacent materials are not subject to degradation.
In locations used for storage of combustible materials
signs shall be posted to specify the maximum permissible
stacking height to maintain required clearances from the
heater to combustible materials.
Clearance from combustibles
Top
18 inches
Side
24 inches
Below
84 inches
46 cm
61 cm
214 cm
Fire Sprinklers
Fire Sprinklers must be located at an appropriate
distance from each heater to avoid accidental activation
of the sprinkler. Ethylene glycol or propylene glycol must
never be used in fire sprinkle systems where heaters are
present as these substances may become flammable
when heated. A fire sprinkler professional must be
consulted when heaters are installed to insure heaters
and fire sprinklers are properly integrated. Specific
guidelines for fire sprinkler can be found in NFPA 13,
Installation of Fire Sprinkler Systems.
Sunglo™ Infrared Heaters
Electrical ('V” and 'E' model only)
These heaters require 24 VAC to operate. The installer
must provide a NEC Class 2 transformer. Each heater
requires 20VA or 0.8 amperes. When multiple heaters are
connected to one transformer, the transformer must be
sized to accommodate the entire load.
Control wires used to electrically connect one or more
heaters together must have adequate capacity and
insulation temperature rating for the total connected load.
Use at least 18 GA wire up to 50 feet from heater to
transformer or wall switch. Use a minimum of 16 GA wire
for over 50 feet distance
If any of the original wire supplied with the appliance must
be replaced, it must be replaced with wiring material
having a temperature rating of at least 105º centigrade.
2”
1”
0”
Figure 1. Normal Flame Position
Ventilation
1.It is required that areas above and below the heater
be properly vented to allow for necessary combustion
air and removal of combustion gases.
2.Heater shall be provided with natural or mechanical
means to supply and exhaust at least 4 cfm per 1,000
BTU per hour of heater input. Exhaust opening for
removing the flue products shall be above the level of
the heaters.
3.Heater ventilation must comply with state and local
codes.
Initial Start-Up Procedure
1. Make sure that gas lines are completly purged of air
before attempting to light heater.
2. Follow lighting instructions on page 6 for your
particular model.
3. Check all gas connections for leaks using soapy
water.
4. Flame should travel completely around the inside of
the emitter grid.
5. Emitter grid should become RED within 5 minutes
(this may be difficult to see in bright sunlight.
Gas Piping
1. A minimum pipe size of ½” is required for inlet piping.
A ½” leaver handled shut-off gas cock must be
installed within 6 feet of the appliance for servicing
the unit.
2. Gas lines must be adequately sized to carry the total
connected gas load. Check with local and state
plumbing and heating codes regarding sizing of gas
lines
3. All gas pipe connections to the heater(s) must be
sealed with a gas pipe compound resistant to
liquefied petroleum gases.
4. Installation of a drip leg in the gas supply line going to
each heater is required to minimize the possibility of
any loose scale or dirt within the gas supply line from
entering the heater's control system.
5. When checking for gas leaks, do not use an open
flame. Use a soap and water solution.
6. For gas supply line pressures in excess of ½ psig,
consult the factory or your local representative.
7. Installation of a 1/8” N.P.T. plugged tapping
accessible for test gage connections is required
upstream of the gas supply connections to the heater.
NOTE: Some white smoke may appear during or just
after the initial start-up of the heater. White smoke will
dissipate with proceeding use.
Servicing Instructions
Service checks on these heaters should be performed at
least annually or more frequently depending on their use
to verify the proper operation of these heaters. If the pilot
fails to light, or the heater does not heat properly, the
heater must be repaired before being put back into
service.
1.Turn off gas and electrical before attempting any
service to this appliance.
2.Remove reflector and emitter assembly from heater
as shown on page 21.
3.Using low pressure air (maximum of 30 psig) clear
burner and pilot of any dirt or debris. NOTE:
Appropriate eye protection must be worn.
4.Using a metal brush remove any accumulated dirt
from the inside of the emitter grid.
5.Reassemble heater and observe whether heater has
been restored to proper operation.
6.If heater does not operate properly it maybe
necessary to remove burner and orifice for cleaning.
7.Any corroded or deteriorated parts must be replaced.
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HEATER MODELS
MODEL PSA 265
GAS-FIRED INFRARED HEATER
For Indoor/Outdoor Operation
WARNING
All external plumbing must
be properly protected
against trip hazards.
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Sunglo™ Infrared Heaters
MODEL PSA 265V
GAS-FIRED INFRARED HEATER
For Indoor/Outdoor Operation
NEC Class 2
24VAC Transformer-20VA
(Supplied by Installer)
24VAC
If any of the original wire as supplied
with the appliance must be replaced,
it must be replaced with wiring
material having a temperature rating
of at least 105 degrees Centigrade.
U.L. or C.S.A. Certified
Waterproof Outdoor Use
Junction Box to be
Supplied by Electrician
WARNING
All external plumbing must
be properly protected
against trip hazards.
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Sunglo™ Infrared Heaters
MODEL PSA 265V
Replacement Parts List
Item
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
12
Part No.
30257-1
70026
80008
30266
80023
80078
80054
80024-2
80003
90063
Description
Collar, PH Black Slip
Screw, #8 x 3/8” SWHSMS
Pipe, 1/2” x 62 1/4” BIk
Post, A265 BIk-84” L
Elbow, 1/2” BIk
Elbow, 1/2” Street BIk
Nipple, 1/2” X 1 1/2” BIk
Union, 1/2” BIk
Nipple, 1/2” x Close
Valve, Jomar T205 1/2”
Sunglo™ Infrared Heaters
MODEL A242
GAS-FIRED INFRARED HEATER
For Indoor/Outdoor Operation
WARNING
All external plumbing must
be properly protected
against trip hazards.
20”
508 mm
UL or C.S.A. Certified
Hose (12 Ft. Max Length)
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Sunglo™ Infrared Heaters
MODEL A242
Replacement Parts List
Item
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10*
Part No.
30257-1
70026
80008
30264
80023
10264-3
80054
80019
27027
27020
*Optional
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Description
Collar, PH Black Slip
Screw, #8 x 3/8” SWHSMS, ZN
Pipe, 1/2” x 62 1/4” BIk
Post, A242 BIk-68 1/2” L
Elbow, 1/2”
Assy, A242 Base
Nipple, 1/2” X 1 1/2” BIk
Coupling, 1/2” BIk
PKG, A242 Post Bolt
PKG, A242 Floor Clamp
Sunglo™ Infrared Heaters
MODEL A244 & A244V
Installation Instructions
25 ¼”
641 mm
NEC Class 2
24VAC Transformer-20VA
(Supplied by Installer)
24VAC
If any of the original wire as supplied
with the appliance must be replaced,
it must be replaced with wiring
material having a temperature rating
of at least 105 degrees Centigrade.
Maintain clearances shown for
adequate clearance around air
openings into the combustion chamber
and for accessibility as well as for
combustion and ventilating air supply.
1. Hanging Frame Mounting: Before attaching
the heater to the U” shaped hanging frame,
mount the frame in position to the overhead
building structure. Use 1/2 inch diameter or
larger bolts on each side leg. Position the
frame to facilitate the connection of gas supply
piping, and on models equipped with an
electrical valve, the electrical supply wiring.
2. Gas Supply Piping: The piping provided with
the heater is assembled to nestle in the
channel of the hanging frame. Connect an
additional length of 1/2 inch pipe long enough
to clear the top of the frame.
Screw the heater onto the 1/2” NPT x 1 inch
long nipple at the outlet end of the piping. The
heater should be turned to allow the control
handle to face in the desired direction.
Note: A 1/8 inch NPT plugged tapping,
accessible for test gauge connection, must be
installed immediately upstream of the gas
supply connection to the heater. Use a suitable
pipe thread sealant on all gas connections.
3. Heater Mounting: Set the heater (less ref
lector) with the piping assembly attached into
the suspended hanging frame. The piping will
nestle in the hanging bracket channel. Install
and tighten the two (2) 3/8 inch bolts supplied
with the frame and firmly secure the base of the
heater in place.
Electrical Supply: On the A244V 24 volt
model, the electrical inlet is provided on the
right side of the heater opposite the gas inlet
piping. The electrician should supply a
connection box as shown adjacent to the
heater electrical inlet and run ½” rigid
waterproof conduit up to the right just inside the
frame channel.
WA R N I N G : T h e m i n i m u m f i r e h a z a r d
clearance marked on the heater must be
maintained from vehicles parked below the
heater.
The electrical input required to the heater is
0.550 Amps at 24V (rated at 8 Watts). A 4OVA
transformer will service up to three (3) heaters.
A NEC Class 2, 24 volt transformer (20 VA
rating) circuit must be supplied to the heater.
The transformer is to be installed in the junction
box or in accordance with local codes, but in no
case closer than three (3) feet to the reflector.
4. Piping Hook-up: Connect the additional gas
supply piping. Leak test all piping joints with a
soap-water solution. Do NOT use a match to
test for gas leaks.
5. Reflector Mounting: Attach the reflector by
means of the three (3) stainless steel wingnuts
at the top of the heater.
6. Heater Start-up: Follow the lighting and
operating instructions on the rating plate
attached to the hanging frame.
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Sunglo™ Infrared Heaters
MODEL A242
Replacement Parts List
Item
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
16
Part No.
35031
80023
80036
8003
70036
70055
70059
Description
Frame, PH Hanging
Elbow, 1/2”
Nipple, 1/2” X 16 1/2”
Nipple, 1/2” X Close
Bolt, 3/8” X 2 1/2”-Hex
Washer, 3/8” SAE Zn
Nut, 3/8”-16 Hex-Zn
Sunglo™ Infrared Heaters
MODEL E Series
The SungloTM E Series heaters have a new fully
automatic 24 volt ignition and flame monitoring
system. The E Series head is a direct replacement
for Models A244V and PSA265V. Use the
installation instructions provided for those heaters
for the E Series.
Once the SungloTM E Series heater is properly
installed and wired to an appropriate 24 volt power
source, follow the lighting instructions below.
To Turn “ON” Heater:
1.Turn the gas valve “ON”.
2.Turn the electrical power “ON”.
To Turn “OFF” Heater:
1.Turn the electrical power “OFF”.
2.Turn the gas valve “OFF”.
CAUTION
If burner fails to ignite, shut OFF electrical
power and wait (5) five minutes to repeat the
lighting process.
WARNING
GAS-FIRED INFRARED HEATER
For Indoor/Outdoor Operation
24 Volt AC
120 Volt AC
Switch
24 Volt Transformer (20 VA)
NOTE: Both Switch and
Transformer are to be
supplied by the installer.
It is recommended that multiple units be placed
on individual switches to provide more flexibilty
in heating, and, to allow for easy reset of a
single unit.
DO NOT attempt to light this heater manually.
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Sunglo™ Infrared Heaters
MODEL 265E & A244E
GAS-FIRED INFRARED HEATER
For Indoor/Outdoor Operation
3
4
10
14
17
15
2
15
9
8
16
6
12
21
11
1
ORANGE
22
20
RED
18
YELLOW
5
Item Part#
1. 30204-8
2. 30213-3
3. 90021
90022
4. 90076
5. 27018-2
6. 70030
7. 90075-1
8. 30213
9. 80031-4
10. 27007-1
11. 30214
12. 35015
13. 35001-31
35001-48
14. 90065-3
15. 70072
16. 70025-2
17. 70052
18. 90075
19. 80053-2
20. 90072-1
21. 80025
22. 85861
Description
Cylinder, PH Perf (E)
Cover, Module (E)
Pilot, Nat #27919
Pilot, LP #27920
Pilot Electrode (E)
Assy, 24V PH Base
Clamp
Wire Harness, (E)
Pilot Channel
Pilot Tubing (E)
Burner PH (E)
Shield, Module (E)
Adapter, Orifice (E)
Orifice, Natural Gas
Orifice, Propane Gas
Electrode Assembly
Screw, 8-32 x ½ “F”
Clip, Stainless Steel
Screw #8 x¾ RHSM
Module, Mark DX 10-24 V
Nipple, 1/2” x 2” L
Ctrl, CV300-Natural
Face Bushing, ½ ”x3/8” STL
Switch, Momentary N.C.
19
TO 24VAC
& SWITCH
Parts not listed are common to all Sunglo heaters.
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7
GREEN
RED
GREEN
GREEN
22
BLUE
Sunglo™ Infrared Heaters
MAINTENANCE AND TROUBLESHOOTING
HEATER HEAD ASSEMBLY
Replacement Parts List
Item Part No.
Description
1
70017
Nut, ¼ -20 Hex SS
2
70024
Washer, ¼ SAE SS
3
10261
Reflector, PH
4
70006
bolt, ¼ x ¾ Hex SS
5
70033
Washer, ¼ Inter SS
6
27006
Assy, PH Emitter Grid
7
70025-2
Clip, Stainless Steel
8
30225
Shield, PH Head
9
30202
Pan, PH Head
10
70005
Screw, #8 x ½ SP SS
11
30204-1
Cylinder, PH Perf (7000)
12
27007
Assy, PH Burner Pltd
13
70030
Clamp, 1"
14
35001-31 Orifice, #31 DS (Nat)
35001-49 Orifice, #49 DS (Propane)
15
35012
Adapter, Orifice 3 8
16
90002-3
Control, 7000 MRLC Nat
90003-3
Control, 7000 ERLC Nat-24V
90004-3
Control, 7000 MLC-Propane
17
80005
Nipple, ½ x 2 1 8 Blk
20
27018-1
Assy, PH H Base
27018-2
Assy, 24V PH Head Base
21
90031
Thermocouple T46518
22
80031
Tubing, AL-¼ x 14L
23
90021
Pilot, Natural #27919
90022
Pilot, Propane 327920
90015
Natural Pilot Orifice
90016
Propane Pilot Orifice
25
30258
PH Pilot Shield
26
27025
Assy, 7000 Handle
27
30213
Channel, PH Pilot
28
70020
Screw, #10 x 1¼ SS
29
30299
Cover, PH Pilot Hole
30
80026
Tubing Fastener-¼"
24
19
Sunglo™ Infrared Heaters
DSI
OPTIONAL
SPARK IGNITION
SYSTEM
No. Part No.
1
90065-2
2
70037
3
70038
4
30623-3
5
70072
6
30623
7*
30629
8
90072
9
90071
10* 70066
11
30204-5
*Item not shown
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Description
Electrode with lead
Screw, #8-32 x 3/8
Nut, #8-32
lgnitor Cover
Screw, #8-32x 1/288
Bracket, A270 Ignitor
Plate, Ignitor Ground
Battery, AA 1.5 Volt
Ignitor, BP-E1
Screw, #10-24x .250L
Cylinder, PH Perf SS
Sunglo™ Infrared Heaters
BASIC HEATER DISASSEMBLY
WARNING
Repair and maintenance of SungloTM Heaters must be performed by a qualified service
technician. Reassembled heater must be thoroughly checked for leaks and checked for
proper operation before use.
Tools Required
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Sunglo™ Infrared Heaters
R
sun glo
Heater Maintenance
The Original Outdoor Patio Heater
Heater maintenance or repair should only be performed by
qualified service personnel such as a licensed heating,
ventilation, and air conditioning contractor familiar with
this type of heater.
Safety Inspection Checklist
For optimum performance and safety, it is recommended that all installation, service
and annual inspection be done by a qualified agency. Below is a basic guideline for
inspection. A more comprehensive inspection may be required depending on the
initial inspection of the heaters.
 Make sure the heater Installation, Operation and Maintenance Manual is legible.
Keep manual in a clean dry place. Contact the manufacturer for replacement of
labels or manuals.
 Make sure the area around the heater is free of combustibles.
 Reflector should be in good condition and free of dust and debris.
 Make sure the heater is mounted securely and there is no corrosion or damage
to the post or mounting brackets.
 Inspect emitter grid for cracks or bubbles. Using a wire brush remove any soot,
scale or debris from the inside of the emitter grid.
 Check the gas line for leaks using soapy water at all joints and connections.
 Light heater to verify proper ignition. If heater fails to light, clean pilot and
replace thermocouple if required.
 Inspect electrodes for cracks. With the heater off verify the ignition electrode
arcs to the top of the pilot hood.
 If heater fails to heat properly, burner and orifice will need to be cleaned.
 Observe flames. If flame has a bright yellow appearance or black soot
accumulates on the emitter grid both the burner and emitter grid need to be
cleaned thoroughly.
 Make sure the heater control operates easily.
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Sunglo™ Infrared Heaters
TROUBLESHOOTING
MANUAL CONTROL
Problem
Pilot will not light
Possible Causes
Air in gas line
Low gas pressure
l Gas line turned “Off”
l Blockage in gas line
l Damaged thermocouple
l Corrosion of thermocouple connection to valve
l Damaged Gas Valve
l Wind exceeding 10 mph
l Low gas pressure
l Blockage in the main orifice
l Obstruction inside the burner
l
l
Pilot does not stay lit
Main burner does not light
MANUAL CONTROL WITH DSI
Problem
No Spark
Spark will not light pilot
Possible Causes
Weak battery
l Damaged Electrode or wiring
l Ground Plate not in place
l Loose wire
l No gas to pilot
l Electrode not sparking to pilot hood
l Improper electrode gap (3/16”)
l
AUTOMATIC GAS VALVE (V SERIES)
Problem
Main burner does not light
Possible Causes
l No
l
power to the heater (24 VAC)
Control knob not in “On' position
ELECTRONIC CONTROL SYSTEM (E SERIES)
Problem
No Spark to Electrode
Possible Causes
l Improper
electrode gap (3/16”)
Damaged electrode or wiring
l Damaged ground wire
l No gas to pilot
l No power to the heater (24 VAC)
l Loose or damaged wiring to gas valve
l Damaged gas valve
l Wind exceeding 10 mph
l Sensing Electrode damaged or out of position
l
Gas Valve does not open
Heater Shuts Down
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Sunglo™ Infrared Heaters
LIMITED WARRANTY
THIS WARRANTY IS APPLICABLE TO THE ORIGINAL OWNER ONLY. In accordance with
the warranty terms and conditions specified below.
Infrared Dynamics (the warrantor) will furnish the ORIGINAL OWNER (1) a replacement
Infrared Dynamics' heater or, (2) a replacement part for any component part which fails before
one year when used for residential use. When the heater has been used for other than single
family residential application the warranty shall be 90 days.
Service and Labor Responsibility
UNDER THIS LIMITED WARRANTY, THE WARRANTOR WILL PROVIDE ONLY A
REPLACEMENT HEATER OR PART THEREOF. THE OWNER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL
OTHER COSTS. Such costs may include, but are not limited to:
A. Labor charges for service, removal, or reinstallation of the heater or part thereof.
B. Shipping and delivery charges for forwarding the new heater or replacement part from the
nearest distributor and returning the claimed defective heater or part to such distributor.
C. All cost necessary or incidental for handling and administrative charges and for any
material and/or permits required for installation of the replacement heater or part.
LIMITATION ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES
Implied warranties, including any warranty of merchantability imposed on the sale of this heater
under state law are limited to one year duration for the heater or any of its parts. Some states do
not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the limitation may not apply to you.
CLAIMS PROCEDURE
Any claim under this warranty should be initiated with the dealer who sold the heater, or with any
other dealer handling the warrantor's products. If this is not practical, the owner should contact:
Infrared Dynamics, 3830 Prospect Avenue, Yorba Linda, California 92886. By phone Toll Free
at:1-888-317-5255 (7-3 MF) or visit our website: www.infradyne.com.
Manufactured by
INFRARED
DYNAMICS, INC.
Yorba Linda, CA 92886 U.S.A.
Tel: (714) 572-4050 Fax: (714) 572-6093
Toll-Free: (888) 317-5255
www.infradyne.com