Mr. Heater MH15 Operating instructions

Operating Instructions
and Owner’s Manual
Model #
MH15
READ INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY: Read and follow all instructions. Place instructions in a safe
place for future reference. Do not allow anyone who has not read these instructions to assemble,
light, adjust or operate the heater.
Gas-Fired Infra-Red
Portable Heater
CYLINDER NOT INCLUDED
LANGUAGES
ENGLISH
Pages E1 — E8
SPANISH
Pages S1 — S8
WARNING:
If the information in this manual is not followed exactly, a fire or explosion
may result causing property damage, personal injury or loss of life.
­— Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity of this or any
other appliance.
— An LP cylinder not connected for use shall not be stored in the vicinity of this or any other appliance.
— WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS
• Do not try to light appliance.
• Extinguish any open flame.
• Shut off gas to appliance.
— Service must be performed by a qualified service agency.
— DO NOT LEAVE HEATER UNATTENDED OR IN OPERATION WHILE SLEEPING
This is an unvented gas-fired portable heater. It uses air (oxygen) from the area in which it is used.
Adequate combustion and ventilation air must be provided. Refer to page 4.
MR. HEATER, INC., 4560 W. 160TH ST., CLEVELAND, OHIO 44135 • 800-251-0001
02/12 Rev12A
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WARNING:
WARNING:
Your safety is important to you and to
others, so please read these instructions before you operate this heater.
NOT FOR HOME OR RECREATIONAL VEHICLE USE
GENERAL HAZARD WARNING:
FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THE PRECAUTIONS AND
INSTRUCTIONS PROVIDED WITH THIS HEATER, CAN
RESULT IN DEATH, SERIOUS BODILY INJURY AND
PROPERTY LOSS OR DAMAGE FROM HAZARDS OF
FIRE, EXPLOSION, BURN, ASPHYXIATION, CARBON
MONOXIDE POISONING, AND/OR ELECTRICAL SHOCK
ONLY PERSONS WHO CAN UNDERSTAND AND FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS SHOULD USE OR SERVICE
THIS HEATER.
IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE OR HEATER INFORMATION
SUCH AS AN INSTRUCTION MANUAL, LABELS, ETC.
CONTACT THE MANUFACTURER.
WARNING:
FIRE, BURN, INHALATION AND EXPLOSION HAZARD.
KEEP SOLID COMBUSTIBLES, SUCH AS BUILDING
MATERIALS, PAPER OR CARDBOARD, A SAFE
DISTANCE AWAY FROM THE HEATER AS
RECOMMENDED BY THE INSTRUCTIONS NEVER USE
THE HEATER IN SPACES WHICH DO OR MAY CONTAIN
VOLATILE OR AIRBORNE COMBUSTIBLES, OR
PRODUCTS SUCH AS GASOLINE, SOLVENTS, PAINT
THINNER, DUST PARTICLES OR UNKNOWN
CHEMICALS.
THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA REQUIRES THE
FOLLOWING WARNING:
WARNING:
WARNING:
Combustion by-products produced when using this
product contain carbon monoxide, a chemical known to
the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects
(or other reproductive harm).
CARBON MONOXIDE CAN KILL YOU
USING A PORTABLE GAS CAMPING HEATER INSIDE
A TENT, RV, CAMPER, VEHICLE, SHELTER OR OTHER
ENCLOSED AREAS CAN PRODUCE DEADLY CARBON
MONOXIDE.
This product contains chemicals known to the State
of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other
reproductive harm.
CONTENTS
ASSEMBLY INFORMATION
Warnings........................................................................... 2
1.1 Heater model MH15 is packaged completely assembled except for plastic stand. Propane cylinders are
not included with MH15.
Assembly Information........................................................ 2
Odor Fade Warning........................................................... 3
1.2 Remove heater from carton.
General Information........................................................... 4
1.3 Hold heater in one hand and with other hand hold
propane cylinder vertically and carefully turn clockwise
into heater valve-regulator until snug. (Careful not to
cross-thread) – Fig. 1
Safe Operation................................................................... 5
Ventilation......................................................................... 5
Minimum Clearance from Combustible Materials............... 5
1.4 Use only LP-gas cylinders constructed for use with
propane only (HD-5) and marked in accordance with
the specifications for LP-gas cylinders of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT Spec. 39).
Assembly Procedure........................................................... 6
Lighting Instructions.......................................................... 6
Shutdown and Storage Information................................... 6
1.5 Use propane fuel cylinders of not more than 75 cubic
inches (2-1/2 pounds nominal water capacity) and
connect to cylinder valve outlet connection No. 600
as specified in the Compressed Gas Associations
Limited Standard Cylinder Valve Outlet Connection for
propane-small valve series.
Parts List............................................................................ 7
Warranty Information......................................................... 8
Instructions for Ordering Parts........................................... 8
2.1 Grasp heater in one hand and hold cylinder vertically
in other hand.
2.2 Firmly push cylinder into plastic stand.– Fig. 2
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Model
MH15
2.4 WARNING
Never touch heater while in operation to avoid
injury. Move heater by grasping the propane
cylinder carefully.
Face Guard
2.5 Read all instructions before lighting heater.
WARNING
STOP-LOOK-READ-UNDERSTAND these warning
instructions to avoid serious injury, fire, asphyxiation,
death or other life threatening conditions.
Valve/
Regulator
Mr. Heater
#73420
WARNING
DO NOT LEAVE HEATER UNATTENDED OR IN OPERATION
WHILE SLEEPING
ODOR FADE WARNING
1 Lb. (Nominal)
cylinder shown
is not supplied
w/heater
WARNING
Asphyxiation Hazard
• Do not use this heater for heating human living quarters.
• Do not use in unventilated areas.
• The flow of combustion and ventilation air must not be
obstructed.
• Proper ventilation air must be provided to support the
combustion air requirements or the heater being used.
• Refer to the specification section of the heater’s manual,
heater dataplate, or contact the factory to determine
combustion air ventilation requirements of the heater.
• Lack of proper ventilation air will lead to improper
combustion.
• Improper combustion can lead to carbon monoxide
poisoning leading to serious injury or death.
• Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning can include
headache, dizziness and difficulty in breathing.
Figure 1
GENERAL INFORMATION
A. The MH15 is a high pressure propane appliance and
is designed to be operated from a 14.1 or 16.4 ounce
disposable propane cylinder. (Propane cylinder not
included.) Every unit is tested during manufacturing and
shipped fully assembled except for the plastic stand.
B. These heaters are equipped with automatic Safety Shutoff Valves. The gas flow will automatically stop if
the heater fails to operate for any reason.
C. Maximum safety and convenience have been built into
the Hi-Med-Lo Control Valve/Regulator. The following
table lists the approximate BTU’s consumed and the operating hours you can reasonably expect from disposable propane cylinders.
Plastic
Stand (Base)
Valve Position BTU InputCylinder 14.1 oz.Cylinder 16.4 oz.
Figure 2
2.3 Check to assure that bottom of cylinder is in contact
with base plastic lugs. – Fig. 2.
Hi
15,000
1.3 hours
1.5 hours
Med
12,000
1.6 hours
1.8 hours
Lo
10,000
1.9 hours
2.2 hours
Figure 3
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FUEL GAS ODOR
•If you have not been properly trained in repair and service of
propane (LP) gas then do not attempt to light heater, perform
service or repairs, or make any adjustments to the heater on
the propane (LP) gas fuel system.
•A periodic sniff test around the heater or at the heater’s
joints; i.e. hose, connections, etc., is a good safety practice
under any conditions. If you smell even a small amount of gas,
CONTACT YOUR FUEL GAS SUPPLIER IMMEDIATELY. DO NOT
WAIT!
LP gas and natural gas have man‑made odorants added
specifically for detection of fuel gas leaks.
If a gas leak occurs you should be able to smell the fuel
gas. Since Propane (LP) is heavier than air you should smell
for the gas odor low to the floor. ANY GAS ODOR IS YOUR
SIGNAL TO GO INTO IMMEDIATE ACTION!
•Do not take any action that could ignite the fuel gas. Do not
operate any electrical switches. Do not pull any power supply
or extension cords. Do not light matches or any other source
of flame. Do not use your telephone.
•Get everyone out of the building and away from the area
immediately.
•Close all propane (LP) gas tank or cylinder fuel supply valves,
or the main fuel supply valve located at the meter if you use
natural gas.
•Propane (LP) gas is heavier than air and may settle in low
areas. When you have reason to suspect a propane leak, keep
out of all low areas.
•Use your neighbor’s phone and call your fuel gas supplier and
your fire department. Do not re‑enter the building or area.
•Stay out of the building and away from the area until declared
safe by the firefighters and your fuel gas supplier.
•FINALLY, let the fuel gas service person and the firefighters
check for escaped gas. Have them air out the building and
area before you return. Properly trained service people must
repair any leaks, check for further leakages, and then relight
the appliance for you.
GENERAL INFORMATION
A. The MH15 is a high pressure propane appliance and
is designed to be operated from a 14.1 or 16.4 ounce
disposable propane cylinder. (Propane cylinder not
included.) Every unit is tested during manufacturing and
shipped fully assembled except for the plastic stand.
B. These heaters are equipped with automatic Safety Shutoff Valves. The gas flow will automatically stop if
the heater fails to operate for any reason.
C. Maximum safety and convenience have been built into
the Hi-Med-Lo Control Valve/Regulator. The following
table lists the approximate BTU’s consumed and the operating hours you can reasonably expect from disposable propane cylinders.
Valve Position BTU InputCylinder 14.1 oz.Cylinder 16.4 oz.
ODOR FADING ‑ NO ODOR DETECTED
•Some people cannot smell well. Some people cannot smell
the odor of the man‑made chemical added to propane (LP) or
natural gas. You must determine if you can smell the odorant
in these fuel gases.
•Learn to recognize the odor of propane (LP) gas and natural
gas. Local propane (LP) gas dealers will be more than happy
to give you a scratch and sniff pamphlet. Use it to become
familiar with the fuel gas odor.
•Smoking can decrease your ability to smell. Being around an
odor for a period of time can affect your sensitivity to that
particular odor. Odors present in animal confinement buildings
can mask fuel gas odor.
•The odorant in propane (LP) gas and natural gas is
colorless and the intensity of its odor can fade under
some circumstances.
•If there is an underground leak, the movement of gas through
the soil can filter the odorant.
•Propane (LP) gas odor may differ in intensity at different levels.
Since Propane (LP) gas is heavier than air, there may be more
odor at lower levels.
•Always be sensitive to the slightest gas odor. If you
continue to detect any gas odor, no matter how small, treat
it as a serious leak. Immediately go into action as discussed
previously.
Hi
15,000
1.3 hours
1.5 hours
Med
12,000
1.6 hours
1.8 hours
Lo
10,000
1.9 hours
2.2 hours
Figure 3
ATTENTION ‑ CRITICAL POINTS TO
REMEMBER!
•Propane (LP) gas has a distinctive odor. Learn to recognize
these odors. (Reference Fuel Gas Odor and Odor Fading
sections to the left and above).
•Even if you are not property trained in the service and repair
of the heater, ALWAYS be consciously aware of the odors of
propane (LP) gas and natural gas.
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FOR SAFE OPERATION
J. FOR STORAGE: The heater Hi-Med-Lo-Off regulating
valve should always be turned to “off” when the heater
is not in use. Allow at least 15 minutes for cooling before handling and storing. Detach propane cylinder from
heater before storing. DO NOT store propane cylinders
near open flame or heat.
K. DO NOT TRANSPORT OR MOVE APPLIANCE WHILE
IN OPERATION OR WHILE HEATER IS ATTACHED.
FOLLOW SHUTDOWN AND STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS TO TRANSPORT OR MOVE THIS APPLIANCE.
A. READ INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY: Read and adhere
to these instructions. Do not allow anyone who has not
read the instructions to assemble, light, adjust or operate the heater.
WARNING:
Keep the heater out of the reach of children.
B. PROPANE IS VERY FLAMMABLE: In the event of a
leak, propane will accumulate and the possibility of a
fire is present. Propane gas is scented and its strong
odor is readily detectable. Never strike a match or bring
any flame or create an electric spark in an enclosure
when you smell propane gas. Ventilate the area thoroughly, move the heater outside, find and correct the
source of the leak before attempting to light any appliance. If you are unsure of these instructions evacuate immediately and call for help.
C. GAS LEAKAGE: If the leak cannot be corrected, do
not tamper with the heater. Follow the shut down instructions and return the heater to the dealer or address given on the last page.
D. LEAK DETECTION: Before each use of the heater,
check all fittings and connections with a soap solution
to be sure there are no leaks. NEVER, NEVER USE ANY
FLAME FOR LEAK TEST.
E. CONNECTING HEATER TO PROPANE CYLINDER:
Always connect the heater to the disposable cylinder in
the outdoors or in a well ventilated area. NEVER connect this heater to a cylinder near an open flame.
F. USE OF HEATER: Always operate the heater with the
propane cylinder in an upright position on a level non-combustible surface. NEVER place the cylinder on
its side when operating the heater.
G. ATTEND HEATER: Do not leave heater unattended
while it is in operation.
H. ALWAYS USE A MATCH TO LIGHT HEATER: NEVER
attempt to light the heater with a spark lighter
I. DO NOT TAMPER: Should the heater not perform properly, such as little or no heat when operating in
the “Hi” position, or for any other reason, DO NOT
ATTEMPT TO REPAIR OR TAMPER with the heater. Any
tampering could make the use of the heater unsafe and
dangerous. Return the heater to the dealer or the address given on the last page for repair or replacement.
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VENTILATION
A. WARNING: This heater is an unvented appliance
and MUST be used ONLY in a well ventilated area.
NEVER attempt to operate the heater inside any vehicle,
camper or enclosure.
B. FOR OUTDOOR USE ONLY. Any combustion process
requires and consumes oxygen, and will produce carbon
monoxide..
C. WARNING: Provide ample ventilation. This heater
consumes air (oxygen). Do not use this heater in
unventilated structures to avoid endangering your life.
Provide additional ventilation for any additional fuel-burning appliances and additional occupants.
MINIMUM CLEARANCE FROM
COMBUSTIBLE MATERIALS
A. When operating, the heater surfaces are extremely
hot. Keep sleeping bags, clothing, and all combustible
materials clear of the heater by at least the following
distances:
B. WARNING: To avoid injury or property damage never allow clothing, tents, or other combustible material within
30” of the heater. This heater must be located at least
24” above the floor level when in use. Never operate the
heater while sleeping.
C. WARNING: Never direct the heat output of this heater
toward any propane tank within 20 feet.
BTU/HR. RatingClearances to Combustibles
Model No.Propane GasNormal Operating Procedure
MH15
15,000
Vertical
From C.L. of HTR. To FloorSidesRearCeiling
24”
Figure 4
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30”
30”
36”
ASSEMBLY PROCEDURE
CAUTION: DO NOT PUSH IN VALVE BUTTON BEFORE
INSERTING LIT MATCH. NEVER use a spark lighter to
light heater.
D. If burner does not light within 30 seconds, turn the
heater’s regulator knob to “off” (clockwise) and allow at
least five minutes for gas to dissipate before attempting
to relight.
E. NOTE: Should the orifice become clogged as indicated
by low volume of gas when operating on “Hi” with a
full cylinder, or should the heater fail to operate properly
for any reason, return the heater to the dealer or the
address given on the last page for repair or replacement.
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO REPAIR OR TAMPER WITH THE
HEATER.
F. Adjust heat output by turning knob to desired position.
A. Make sure the regulator knob on the heater is ”off” by
turning knob clockwise to the “OFF” position.
B. Screw disposable cylinder hand tight into the Inlet
tapping of the regulator. Make sure gas cylinder is in
upward position.
C. Firmly place disposable cylinder into plastic stand. (See
Fig. 2.)
D. Tighten knurled lock nut.
LIGHTING INSTRUCTIONS
A.Before attempting to light the heater, check all fittings
and connections with a soap solution. NEVER USE A
MATCH TO CHECK FOR LEAKS. Should a gas leak
occur, do not attempt to repair or use heater. Return the
heater to your dealer or the address given on the last
page.
B. Turn the heater’s “Hi-Med-Lo-Off” regulator knob to
“Med” (counterclockwise).
C. To light heater, place a lit match across the mesh screen
where you see “light here” on reflector. (See Fig. 5 and
Fig. 6). THEN push in valve button on Safety Shutoff
Valve. After the heater is lit, continue to hold valve button in for 30 seconds, then release the button slowly.
SHUTDOWN AND STORAGE
INSTRUCTIONS
A. When shutting off the heater, turn the regulator knob
on the heater to “OFF” (clockwise). (See Fig. 5).
B. CAUTION: After turning unit off, heater will remain extremely hot. Allow at least 15 minutes for cooling
before handling and storing.
C. HEATER STORAGE: Always remove the propane
cylinder from the heater when not in use. Always store
propane cylinders in a cool, well ventilated place away
from any flame or heat and in a location not used for
habitation. DO NOT STORE PROPANE TANK WITHIN 60
FEET OF OPEN FLAME OR HEAT.
D. See Figure 6 for spare parts list.
Reset Button
Figure 5
Stock No. F242200
NOTE: WHEN LIGHTING BURNER WITH A
MATCH OR TAPER, LIGHT AT SCREEN.
(NOT AT ORIFICE)
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Mr. Heater • Gas-Fired Infra-Red Portable Heater • Model #MH15
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Replacement Parts List for Heater Model MH15
Item No.
Stock No.
Description
1
F237416
Replacement Safety Shutoff w/Orifice Assembly
2
F237425
12” Thermocouple Lead
3
42110
Plenum Assembly Complete
4
F232138
Screen Assembly
5
42131
Replacement Regulator w/Safety Shutoff
6
42135
Replacement Regulator Hi-Med-Lo-Off
7
17413
Wire Guard
8
Reflector—For Reference Only
9
75217
Plastic Stand
10
42141
Manifold Tube
Figure 6
ALL WARRANTY CLAIMS REQUIRE PROOF OF PURCHASE
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Operating Instructions
and Owner’s Manual
Model #
MH15
WARNING:
USE ONLY MANUFACTURER’S REPLACEMENT PARTS. USE OF ANY OTHER PARTS
COULD CAUSE INJURY OR DEATH. REPLACEMENT PARTS ARE ONLY AVAILABLE DIRECT
FROM THE FACTORY AND MUST BE INSTALLED BY A QUALIFIED SERVICE AGENCY.
PARTS ORDERING INFORMATION:
PURCHASING: Accessories may be purchased at any Mr. Heater local dealer or direct
from the factory
FOR INFORMATION REGARDING SERVICE
Please call Toll-Free 800-251-0001
www.mrheater.com
Our office hours are 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM, EST, Monday through Friday.
Please include the model number, date of purchase, and description of problem in all
communication.
Gas-Fired Infra-Red
Portable Camp
LIMITED WARRANTY
The company warrants this product to be free from imperfections in material or workmanship,
under normal and proper use in accordance with instructions of The Company, for a period of
one year from the date of delivery to the buyer. The Company, at its option, will repair or replace
products (except glass parts, gaskets and/or mantles which are considered consumable parts)
returned by the buyer to the factory, transportation prepaid within said one year period and
found by the Company to have imperfections in material or workmanship.
If a part is damaged or missing, call our Technical Support Department at 800-251-0001.
Address any Warranty Claims to the Service Department, Mr. Heater, Inc., 4560 W. 160TH ST.,
CLEVELAND, OHIO 44135. Include your name, address and telephone number and include
details concerning the claim. Also, supply us with the purchase date and the name and address
of the dealer from whom you purchased our product.
The foregoing is the full extent of the responsibility of the Company. There are no other
warranties, express or implied. Specifically there is no warranty of fitness for a particular purpose
and there is no warranty of merchantability. In no event shall the Company be liable for delay
caused by imperfections, for consequential damages, or for any charges of the expense of
any nature incurred without its written consent. The cost of repair or replacement shall be the
exclusive remedy for any breach of warranty. There is no warranty against infringement of the
like and no implied warranty arising from course of dealing or usage of trade. This warranty will
not apply to any product which has been repaired or altered outside of the factory in any respect
which in our judgment affects its condition or operation.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so
the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. This Warranty gives you specific legal
rights, and you may have other rights which vary from state to state.
Mr. Heater, Inc. reserves the right to make changes at any time, without notice or
obligation, in colors, specifications, accessories, materials and models.
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