MHSC DFX32C Operating instructions

VENT-FREE FIREPLACE SYSTEMS
INSTALLATION AND OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
MODELS
24VFSC
24DBXC*
32VFSC**
Natural Gas or
Propane/LPG
Manual or Milli-Volt
*Thermostat Control Only
•• Milli-Volt Only
WARNINGS
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
This is an unvented gas-fired heater. It
uses air (oxygen) from the room in which
it is installed. Provisions for adequate
combustion and ventilation air must be
provided. See page 9.
• 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.
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CONTENTS
24VFSC and 32VFSC gas log appliances described in this manual feature the
TRIPLE PLAY BURNER SYSTEM® technology
with exclusive triple effect technology
producing a full random yellow flame, full depth ember bed and glowing logs.
Important Safety Information...................................... 3
Product Features........................................................ 5
Product Features and Specifications.......................... 6
Getting Started........................................................... 7
General Installation Information ................................ 8
Location of Fireplace ............................................... 16
Clearances and Height Requirements .................... 17
Fireplace Framing ................................................... 18
Connecting the Gas . ............................................... 20
Checking Gas Pressure .......................................... 21
Electrical Wiring (Milli-volt)....................................... 22
Log Placement ........................................................ 24
Flame Appearance .................................................. 26
Operating Instructions ............................................. 29
For Your Safety Read Before Lighting................ 29
Manual Control Lighting Instructions ................. 30
Thermostat Control Lighting Instructions........... 31
Milli-Volt Control Lighting Instructions ............... 32
Match Lighting Instructions ............................... 33
Cleaning and Servicing ........................................... 34
Blower and Optional Equipment............................... 34
Illustrated Parts Cabinet Accessories........................................... 35
DFX24C Milli-Volt, DFX24C Manual.................. 36
DFX32C Milli-volt, DFX32C Manual................... 39
DBX24C T-stat................................................... 40
Troubleshooting . ..................................................... 42
Warranty ................................................... Back Cover
Installing Rock Wool and Checking Burner Flame... 27
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
INSTALLER
Please leave these instructions with the appliance.
OWNER
Please retain these instructions for future reference.
IMPORTANT
warning
Read these instructions carefully before installing or trying to operate a vent-free gas heater in this firebox.
• Any change to this heater or its controls can be dangerous.
• Improper installation or use of the heater can cause serious injury or death from
fire, burns, explosion or carbon monoxide poisoning.
• Do not allow fans to blow directly into the fireplace. Avoid any drafts that alter burner
flame patterns.
• Do not use a blower insert, heat exchanger insert or other accessory, not approved
for use with this heater where applicable.
1. Due to high temperatures, the appliance be
located out of traffic and away from furniture and
draperies.
2. Children and adults should be alerted to the hazard
of high surface temperature and should stay away
to avoid burns or clothing ignition.
3. Young children should be carefully supervised when
they are in the same room with the appliance.
4. Do not place clothing or other flammable material
on or near the appliance.
5. Any safety screen or guard removed for servicing
an appliance, must be replaced prior to operating
the heater.
6. Installation and repair should be done by a qualified
service person.
7. To prevent malfunction and/or sooting, an unvented
gas heater should be cleaned before use at least
annually by a professional service person. More
frequent cleaning may be required due to excessive
lint from carpeting, bedding material, etc. It is
imperative that control compartments, burners and
circulating air passageways be kept clean.
8. CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING: Early signs of
carbon monoxide poisoning are similar to the flu with
headaches, dizziness and/or nausea. If you have these
signs, obtain fresh air immediately. Have the heater serviced as it may not be operating properly.
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9. This unit complies with ANSI Z21.11.2 unvented heaters
standard.
10. Do not install the VFS Model in a bathroom or bedroom.
The DBX Model may be installed in a bedroom, but not
in a bathroom.
11. Correct installation of the ceramic fiber logs, proper location of the heater, and annual cleaning are necessary to
avoid potential problems with sooting. Sooting, resulting
from improper installation or operation, can settle on surfaces outside the fireplace. See log placement instructions
for proper installation.
12. Avoid any drafts that alter burner flame patterns. Do not
allow fans to blow directly into fireplace. Do not place
a blower inside burn area of firebox. Ceiling fans may
create drafts that alter burner flame patterns. Sooting and
improper burning will occur.
13. Caution: Candles, incense, oil lamps, etc. produce
combustion by-products including soot. Vent-free appliances will not filter or clean soot produced by these types
of products. In addition, the smoke and/or aromatics
(scents) may be reburnt in the vent-free appliance which
can produce odors. It is recommended to minimize the
use of candles, incense, etc. while the vent-free appliance
is in operation.
14. An unvented gas-fired heater uses air (oxygen) from the
room in which it is installed. Provisions for adequate
combustion and ventilation air must be provided. See
installation guidelines.
Continued on page 4
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
15. Keep room area clear and free from combustible materials, gasoline and other flammable vapors and liquids.
16. Unvented gas heaters are a supplemental zone heater.
They are not intended to be a primary heating appliance.
17. Unvented gas heaters emit moisture into the living area.
In most homes of average construction, this does not pose
a problem. In houses of extremely tight construction,
additional mechanical ventilation is recommended.
18. During manufacturing, fabricating and shipping, various
components of this appliance are treated with certain oils,
films or bonding agents. These chemicals are not harmful
but may produce annoying smoke and smells as they are
burned off during the initial operation of the appliance;
possibly causing headaches, or eye or lung irritation. This
is a normal and temporary occurrence.
25. Do not fill spaces around the firebox with insulation or
other materials. These spaces must be maintained to prevent the firebox from coming in contact with combustible
materials.
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.
The initial break-in operation should last two to three
hours with the burner at the highest setting. Provide
maximum ventilation by opening windows or doors to
allow odors to dissipate. Any odors remaining after this
initial break-in period will be slight and will disappear
with continued use.
19. Input ratings are shown in BTU per hour and are for
elevations up to 2,000 feet. For elevations above 2,000
feet, input ratings should be reduced 4 percent for each
1,000 feet above sea level. Refer to the National Fuel Gas
Code.
20. The appliance and its appliance main gas valve must be
disconnected from the gas supply piping system during
any pressure testing of that system at test pressures in
excess of 1/2 psig (3.5 kPa).
21. The appliance must be isolated from the gas supply piping
system by closing its equipment shutoff valve during any
pressure testing of the gas supply piping system at test
pressures equal to or less than 1/2 psig (3.5 kPa).
22. Do not use this room heater if any part has been under
water. Immediately call a qualified service technician to
inspect the room heater and to replace any part of the
control system and any gas control which has been under
water.
23. Never burn solid fuels in a fireplace where a unvented
room heater is installed.
24. Always have a fireplace screen in place when the appliance is in operation, and unless other provisions for
combustion air are provided, the screen shall have an
opening(s) for induction of combustion air.
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PRODUCT FEATURES
Fireplace Screen
Control
Knob
Piezo
Ignition
On/Off
Switch
Figure 1 - Unvented Gas Heater
(Control Access Door Shown Open)
Your vent-free fireplace must be mounted on the floor or on the optional fireplace hearth.
operation
This unvented gas heater requires no outside venting and burns cleanly with high heating efficiency.
This zero-clearance unvented gas heater can be installed against (or recessed into) any wall that is accessible to a gas line.
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PRODUCT FEATURES and SPECIFICATIONS
Natural Gas
Manual and T-Stat Pressure
Milli-Volt Pressure
Regulator Pressure Setting
4 in. w.c.
Regulator Pressure Setting 3.5 in. w.c.
Gas Inlet Pressure:
Max. 10.5 in. w.c.
Min. 5 in. w.c.
Pilot Regulator
3.5 in. w.c.
Gas Inlet Pressure:
Max. 10.5 in. w.c.
Min. 5 in. w.c.
Gas Rate
Max BTU/Hr
Min BTU/Hr
Number of
Burners
Manual
22,000
15,000
1
24VFSNVC
Milli-Volt
22,000
17,000
1
32VFSNVC
Milli-Volt
26,000
20,000
1
24DBXNTC
T-Stat
10,000
—
1
Model Number
Type
24VFSNMC
Propane / LPG
Note: An external regulator is required to reduce supply pressure to a maximum of 13" w. c.
T-Stat, Manual and Milli-Volt Pressure
Regulator Pressure Setting
Gas Inlet Pressure:
10 in. w.c.
Maximum 13 in." w.c.
Minimum 11 in. w.c.
Gas Rate
Max BTU/Hr
Min BTU/Hr
Number of
Burners
Manual
22,000
17,000
1
24VFSPVC
Milli-Volt
22,000
17,000
1
32VFSPVC
Milli-Volt
26,000
20,000
1
24DBXPTC
T-Stat
10,000
—
1
Model Number
Type
24VFSPMC
ignition controls
Piezo ignitor allows ignition of the pilot without the use of matches or batteries.
Manual control has four (4) positions:
OFF
IGN
ON
LOW/HI
-
-
-
-
All gas to the gas logs is shut off at the valve.
Valve position to light/maintain a standing pilot.
Valve position to turn ON/OFF log set with remote switch/thermostat.
Variable position to control flame height (heat output). Both front and rear burners are in operation to
provide realistic glow and yellow flame.
Thermostat control has three (3) positions:
OFF - All gas to the gas logs is shut off at the valve.
IGN - Valve position to light/maintain a standing pilot.
LOW/HI - Variable position corresponding to desired temperature.
Continued
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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS and GETTING STARTED
Milli-Volt control has four (4) positions:
OFF
IGN
ON
LOW/HI
-
-
-
-
All gas to the gas logs is shut off at the valve.
Valve position to light/maintain a standing pilot.
Valve position to turn ON/OFF log set with remote switch/thermostat.
Variable position to control flame height (heat output). Both front and rear burners are in operation to
provide realistic glow and yellow flame.
Pilot
The gas log heater is fitted with a specially designed safety pilot light which senses the amount of oxygen available in the
room and shuts the gas log heater off if the oxygen level begins to drop below a satisfactory level. The pilot can only be relit
when adequate fresh air is available.
Thermal Generator
The milli-volt gas log pilot is fitted with a milli-volt generator to provide power for remote activation.
GETTING STARTED
Make sure you have received all parts:
Check your packing list to verify that all listed parts have been received. You should have the following:
• Unvented gas heater
• Installation/operating instructions
• Ceramic fiber logs
•Two (2) 90°-angle brackets •Canopy and three (3) screws
•Four (4) black screws
• Trim kit
• Two (2) anchoring screws
caution
Millivolt controlled heater designed to be operated with optional devices for ON/OFF functions.
• Hand held Remote with receiver
• Wall T-stat with 20' wire
• Wall switch with 20' wire
• Hand held Thermostat Remote w/receiver
• Handle the gas log burner assembly by the grate only. Do not pick the unit up by
the burners.
• Gloves are recommended when handling ceramic fiber logs to prevent skin irritation
from loose fibers. Logs are fragile — handle with care.
Carefully inspect the contents for shipping damage. If any parts are missing or damaged, immediately inform the dealer
from whom you purchased the appliance. Do not attempt to install any part of the appliance unless you have all parts
in good condition.
What you will need for installation:
You must have the following items available before proceeding with installation:
• External regulator (for propane/LPG only)
• Manual shutoff valve
• Piping which complies with local codes
• Sediment trap
• Phillips head screwdriver
• Tee joint.
• Pipe sealant approved for use with propane/LPG
• Pipe wrench
(Resistant to sulfur compounds)
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GENERAL INSTALLATION INFORMATION
In planning the installation for the fireplace it is necessary to determine where the unit is to be installed and whether optional
accessories are desired. Gas supply piping should also be planned. The following steps represent the normal sequence of
installation. Each installation is unique, however, and might require a different sequence.
1.Position fireplace in desired location. See the Location of Fireplace and Clearances and Height Requirements, and
Firebox Framing sections found in this manual.
Note: Be sure all packing material has been removed from underside the unit.
2.Install canopy and logs per instructions found in this manual. The canopy MUST be installed for safe operation of the
unit.
3.Field wire main power supply to units with fan kit. See the Electrical Section found in this manual. (Electrical connections should only be performed by an experienced, licensed certified tradesman).
24VFSC/24DBXC
32VFSC
A
14
213/4
B
131/8
171/2
5.Plumb gas line. See the Connecting the Gas section found in this manual. (Gas connections should only be performed by an experienced, licensed/certified tradesman).
C
117/8
133/8
D
9
105/8
E
21
27
6.Complete finish wall material and/or surround.
F
7
4 /8
5
G
17
201/4
H
1
15/8
I
221/2
283/4
J
1
15/8
K
241/2
32
L
5
4 /8
43/4
M
101/2
12
N
26 /2
30
4.Install optional ON/OFF kit on units with millivolt control. See installation instructions included with the kit and also See the Electrical Wiring section found in this
manual.
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Figure 2 - Firebox Dimensions with Screen and Log Sets Removed
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GENERAL INSTALLATION INFORMATION
CODES
Adhere to all local codes or, in their absence, the latest edition of THE NATIONAL FUEL GAS CODE ANSI Z223.1 or
NFPA54 which can be obtained from…
warning
American National Standards Institute, Inc.
1430 Broadway
New York, NY 10018
or
National Fire Protection Association, Inc.
Batterymarch Park
Quincy, MA 02269
Do not install the heater
• where curtains, furniture, clothing, or other
flammable objects are less than 42" from the front
of the heater.
• in high traffic areas.
• in windy or drafty areas.
ADEQUATE COMBUSTION AND VENTILATION AIR
This heater shall not be installed in a confined space or unusually tight construction unless provisions are provided for
adequate combustion and ventilation air.
The National Fuel Gas Code 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. An unconfined space is defined
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.
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 1 perm (6
x 1011 kg per-pa-sec-m2) or less with openings gasketed or sealed, and
b) weather striping has been added on openable windows and doors, and
c) caulking or sealant are applied to areas such as joints around windows and door frames; between sole plates and doors;
between wall-ceiling joints; between wall panels; at penetrations for plumbing, electrical, and gas lines; and at other
openings.
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GENERAL INSTALLATION INFORMATION
Figure 3 - Sample Room for Determining the Maximum Heater Rating
The following formula can be used to determine the maximum heater rating per the definition of unconfined space:
BTU
/Hr =
/
(L1 + L2) Ft x (W) Ft x (H) Ft.
BTU
Hr
x 1000
50
Consider two connecting rooms with an open area between, with the following dimensions:
L1 = 151/2 Ft., L2 = 12 Ft., W = 12 Ft., H = 8 Ft.
/Hr =
BTU
(151/2 + 12) x (12) x (8)
50
x 1000 = 52800
/Hr
BTU
If there were a door between the two rooms the calculation would be based only on the room with the heater.
/Hr =
WARNING
BTU
10
(151/2) x (12) x (8)
50
x 1000 = 29760
/Hr
BTU
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, 1992, Section 5.3 or applicable local codes.
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GENERAL INSTALLATION INFORMATION
installing optional FIREbrick panels
1. Remove optional firebrick panels from packaging. Check to See that you have the following:
• 3 firebrick panels
• two (2) retainer brackets • two (2) black screws
If any part or parts are missing, contact dealer where you bought fireplace. 2. Turn off fireplace and allow to cool.
3. Remove fireplace screen (See Figure 14, page 14) and logs.
4. Place rear firebrick panel on back wall of firebox. Set bottom of panel behind the bracket tabs of the grate. See
Figure 4.
5. Place one of the side firebrick panels in cabinet. Line up the hole in the retainer clip with the hole inside the firebox.
Using Phillips screwdriver, attach the retainer bracket to inside of firebox. See Figure 5.
6. Repeat step five for the other firebrick side panel. Rear
Firebrick
Panel
Hole
Retainer
Clip
Bracket
Tabs
Figure 4 - Installing Back Firebrick Panel
Side Firebrick
Panel
Screw
Figure 5 - Installing Side Firebrick Panel
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GENERAL INSTALLATION INFORMATION
black TRIM INSTALLATION (24VFSC/24DBXC)
1. Remove black trim from protective packaging. Remove four (4) black screws and 2 (two) 90°-angle trim
brackets from owner’s manual packaging.
2. Lay trim on floor and match corners of side trims to top trim (See Figure 6).
3. Use one 90°-angle trim bracket to join the corner of one piece of side trim to the corner of the top trim piece (See Figure
6). A rubber hammer or handle of a claw hammer will help secure the corners.
4. Repeat for other side.
NOTE: If you do not attach the trim at the correct corners, use a hammer and screwdriver to tap on
the one end of the 90°-angle bracket. This will separate the two pieces of trim (See Figure 8). 5. Place assembled black trim on front of heater. Using four (4) black screws, secure black trim to sides of heater (See
Figure 8).
Top Trim
90°-angle Trim Brackets
Side Trim
Matched Corners
Figure 6 - Matching and Joining Corners of Black
Trim with 90°-angle Trim Brackets
90°-angle Trim Bracket
Assembled
Black Trim
Holes for Black
Screws
Black Screw
Figure 7 - Removing the 90°-angled Trim Bracket
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Figure 8 - Attaching Assembled Black
Trim to Heater
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GENERAL INSTALLATION INFORMATION
Black trim installation (32VFSC)
Top Trim Piece
45°-angled
Corners
Back of Trim
Assembly
Side Trim Pieces
Figure 9 - Lining Up Corners of Trim Kit
Outside Corner Slot
90°-angled
Bracket
90°-angled
Shim
Outside
Corner Slot
Figure 10 - Securing Corners Together
Bracket
Screws
1. Remove trim from protective packaging. Be careful not
to scratch the trim. Remove two (2) 90°-angled mounting
brackets and two (2) 90°-angled shims.
2. Lay trim face down on the floor. Line up the 45°-angled
corners of the top trim with the 45°-angled corners of the
side trims.
Note: Both ends of the top piece of trim are
mitered. See Figure 9.
3. Slide one (1) 90°-angled bracket (with attached screws)
and one (1) 90°-angled shim in the outside corner slot
where the top and side trims meet. See Figure 10.
4. Hold the corners together securely. Tighten screws on
bracket with flat head screwdriver. Make sure the corners
are flush and there are no spaces. Do not over tighten
screws. See Figure 11.
5. Repeat for other side trim.
6. Slide assembled trim over the top and down the sides of
the fireplace. Flush trim with front of fireplace as shown
in Figure 12.
7. Align holes in assembled trim with holes in side of fireplace. Using a Phillips screwdriver, attach trim with four
(4) screws provided — two for each side of fireplace.
Tighten snuggly. See Figure 13.
No Spaces
where
Corners Join
Figure 11 - Making Sure Corners Are Flush
Assembled Trim
Screws
Screw
Holes
Trim Flushed
with Front of
Fireplace
Figure 12 - Sliding Assembled Trim Over the Top
of the Heater
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Screw
Figure 13 - Securing Trim to Heater with Four (4)
Screws Provided
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GENERAL INSTALLATION INFORMATION
REMOVING SCREEN
1. Remove bottom louver. See Figure 14.
warning
2. Removing fireplace screen frame panel by pushing screen frame panel up and out. See Figure 14.
Do not operate the unit without the
screen frame panel and canopy
installed.
Canopy
Fireplace
Screen
Louver
Figure 14 - Removing Fireplace Screen Frame Panel
NOTE: Fireplace screen must be removed to access log box and to install canopy.
INSTALLING CANOPY
1. Push louvers up and out to remove top louver assembly.
2. Align the black canopy with the holes in the top frame assembly. See Figure 15.
3. Install the three (3) screws (in owner’s manual packaging) which attach the canopy to the top frame assembly. See
Figure 15.
4. Tighten all screws. Make sure the canopy is level and secure. Install top louver assembly.
Screws
Canopy
Figure 15 - Canopy Installation
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GENERAL INSTALLATION INFORMATION
SECURING HEATER TO FLOOR OR HEARTH
Note: Clearance requirements as detailed in “Clearances and Height Requirements” section on
page 17 of this manual, must be met before securing the heater in place.
To prevent movement, the heater must be secured to the floor or hearth.
1. Open the control access door and remove the screen.
2. Remove carton containing the four-log set.
3. To remove the grate and base assembly, take out two (2) screws as shown in Figure 16.
4. Lift grate and base assembly out of the firebox.
5. Secure the firebox with two anchoring screws (3/16" x 11/4" length) supplied with the fireplace system. See Figure 17.
Note: If the unit is mounted on carpeting, tile or combustible material without the hearth, a metal or wooden
base covering the entire width and depth of the base must be installed.
Screws
3/16" x 1 1/4"
Anchor Screws
Grate
Figure 16 - Removing Grate
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Figure 17 - Securing Heater to Floor or
Hearth
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LOCATION OF FIREPLACE
Carefully select the best location for installation of your unvented fireplace. The following factors should be taken into
consideration.
•
Clearance to side wall, ceiling, woodwork and window or other combustibles. See Clearances and Height Requirements
section on page 17. Minimum clearances to combustibles must be maintained.
•
Location must not be affected by drafts caused by kitchen exhaust fans, ceiling fans, return air registers for forced air
furnaces/air conditioners, windows or doors.
•
Installation must provide adequate ventilation and combustion air.
•
DO NOT INSTALL THE VFS MODEL IN A BEDROOM OR BATHROOM.
THE DBX MODEL MAY BE INSTALLED IN A BEDROOM, BUT NOT IN A BATHROOM.
•
Location should be out of high traffic areas and away from furniture and draperies due to heat from firebox.
•
Never obstruct the front opening of the unvented fireplace or restrict the flow of combustion and ventilation air.
•
Minimize modifications to existing construction. See Figure 18 below for location suggestions.
•
Do not install in the vicinity where gasoline or other flammable liquids may be stored. The unvented firebox must be
kept clear and free from the combustible materials.
Figure 18 - Suggested Locations
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CLEARANCES and HEIGHT REQUIREMENTS
Ensure that minimum clearances shown in Figures 14 and 15 are maintained. Left and right clearances are determined when
facing the front of the firebox.
Follow these instructions carefully to ensure safe installation. Failure to follow these requirements may create a fire
hazard.
1. Sidewall Clearances — The clearance from the inside of the appliance to any combustible adjacent wall should not
be less than 9" for the 24DBXC/24VFSC and 32VFSC. See Figure 19.
2. Ceiling Clearance — The ceiling must be at least 42" from the top of the firebox opening. See Figures 19 and 20.
3. Back Wall Clearance — The appliance may be placed against a combustible back wall.
4. Floor Clearance — The fireplace may not be installed onto any combustible flooring material, such as carpeting, vinyl
or tile without the hearth or a min. 22 Ga (0.030") metal or a minimum 1/2" wooden base covering the entire width and
depth of the base. Combustible material must be installed at least 1" away from the front face of the unit.
5. Mantel clearances — The canopy supplied with the unit must be installed. If a combustible mantel is installed. It
must meet the clearance requirements detailed in Figure 20.
12"
2 1/2"
Mi 42"
nim
um
19"
10"
Mi 9"
nim
u
m
Canopy
Mi 9"
nim
um
WARNING
Figure 19 - Clearances and Height Requirements for
24VFSC/24DBXC/VFS32
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Figure 20 - Minimum Mantel Clearances
The dimensions shown in Figures 19 and 20 are minimum clearances to maintain in
installing this heater. Left and right clearances are determined when facing the front
of the heater.
Follow these instructions carefully to ensure safe installation. Failure to follow
instructions exactly can create a fire hazard.
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FIREPLACE FRAMING
If unit is to be “built in”, fireplace framing can be built before or after the appliance is set in place. BE SURE THAT ALL
PACKING MATERIAL HAS BEEN REMOVED FROM THE UNDERSIDE OF THE UNIT PRIOR TO SETTING
THE FIREBOX IN PLACE. Construct fireplace framing following Figures 21 through 24. See Figure 2 on page 8 for
fireplace dimensions. The framing headers may rest directly on top of the firebox.
The fireplace may be installed directly on a combustible floor or a raised platform of an appropriate height. Do not place
fireplace on carpeting, vinyl, tile or other soft floor coverings. It may, however, be placed on flat wood, plywood, particle
board or other hard surfaces. Be sure fireplace rests on a solid continuous floor or platform with appropriate framing for
support and so that no cold air can enter from under the firebox.
Anchor fireplace to the side framing members using nailing flanges.
H
D
G
C
A
E
Figure 21 - Corner Installation
F
24VFSC
24DBXC
32VFSC
A
24 /4
24 /4
321/2
B
263/4
263/4
301/4
C
14
14
213/4
D
101/2
101/2
141/2
E
42 /2
1
42 /2
533/4
F
21
21
263/4
G
101/2
101/2
121/4
H
30
30
38
3
1
3
Unfinished/rough
framing surface
C
G
Unfinished/rough
framing surface
A
5
/2"5/8or
" or/8"
1
Figure 22 - Inside Chase Installation
C
equivalent
clearance
for drywall/
finishing
materials
G
B
A
Figure 23 - Stud Location
18
A
Unfinished/rough Figure 24 - Recessed
Installation
framing surface
5
/ "/2or
equivalent
" or
/8"
clearance for
drywall/finishing
materials
5 1
8
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FIREPLACE FRAMING
When finishing a custom cabinet, mantel, or other built-in enclosure,
the opening size to accommodate the fireplace with trim installed is
as follows:
H
24VFSC w/ trim
24DBXC w/ trim
32VFSC w/trim
H
25 "
25"
3213/16 "
J
263/4 "
263/4 "
311/4 "
J
warning
Figure 25 - Custom Cabinet
The fireplace must be installed giving full
consideration to the clearance and height
requirements identified in this manual.
1. Bend out the nailing flanges located on each side of the firebox.
2. Slide the firebox into prepared framing or position firebox in its final position and frame later.
3. Level the firebox by checking the top edge of the firebox. Shim if necessary.
4. Anchor firebox to the side framing members using 8d nails or other suitable fasteners. See Figure 26.
5. The canopy must be installed for safe operation of the heater. See page 14 for canopy installation details.
Nail Sides
Through Nailing
Flanges
Figure 26 - Location of Nailing Flanges
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CONNECTING THE GAS
caution
CAUTION
NOTICE: A qualified gas appliance installer must connect the heater to the gas supply. Consult all local
codes.
Use new black iron pipe, steel pipe, copper tubing or internally tinned copper tubing.
Internally tinned copper tubing can only be used per National Fuel Code, section 2.6.3,
providing gas meets sulfide limits, and where permitted by local codes. Gas piping
system must be sized to provide minimum inlet pressure (listed on Data Plate) at the
maximum flow rate (BTU/Hr). Undue pressure loss will occur if the pipe is too small.
A manual shutoff valve must be installed upstream of the appliance. Union tee and
plugged 1/8" NPT pressure tapping point should be installed upstream of the appliance.
See Figure 27.
A sediment trap should be installed upstream to prevent moisture and contaminants
from passing through the pipe to appliance controls and burners. Failure to do so
could prevent the appliance from operating reliably. See Figure 27.
Pipe Coupling
To Heater
Valve
Pipe
Manual Shutoff
Valve
Stainless
Flexible Tube
Tee Joint
Sediment Trap Pipe Nipple
Cap
3"
Minimum
Figure 27 - Gas Connection
IMPORTANT: Loosen the pipe adapter on the flex tube before installing to the system piping.
Check gas type: The gas supply must be the same as stated on the heater’s rating plate. If the gas supply is different,
DO NOT INSTALL THE HEATER. Contact your dealer for the correct model.
Always use an external regulator for all propane/LPG heaters only, to reduce the supply tank pressure to a maximum
of 13" w.c. This is in addition to the internal regulator in the heater valve.
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warning
WARNING
CHECKING GAS PRESSURE
Connecting directly to an
unregulated propane/LPG tank
can cause an explosion.
Test all gas joints from the gas meter to the heater valve for leaks
using a gas analyzer or soap and water solution after completing
connection. DO NOT USE AN OPEN FLAME.
Check the gas pressure with the appliance burning and the control
set to HIGH.
Open control access door at bottom front of unit to find valve and
regulator referred to below.
Manual Control (Figure 28)
The pressure regulator is preset and locked to discourage tampering. If the pressure is not as specified,
replace the regulator with the correct part from the parts
list in this manual.
NPT Test Plug
Remove 1/8" NPT plug, located on side of regulator
body. Install fitting and tubing to pressure gauge. After
taking pressure reading, reinstall test plug. Check for
gas leaks.
Figure 28 - Pressure Test Point Location
Thermostat Control (Figure 29)
Test
Points
Turn captured screw counter clockwise two or three
turns and then place tubing to pressure gauge over test
point (Use test point closest to control knob). After
taking pressure reading, be sure and turn captured
screw clockwise firmly to reseal. Do not over torque.
Check for gas leaks.
Figure 29 - Alternate Test Point Location for Thermostat
Control Unit
Millivolt Control (Figure 30)
The valve regulator controls the burner pressure which
should be checked at the pressure test point.
Turn captured screw counter clockwise two or three
turns and then place tubing to pressure gauge over test
point. (Use test point “A” closest to gas inlet). After
taking pressure reading, be sure and turn captured
screw clockwise firmly to reseal. Do not over torque.
Check for gas leaks.
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Figure 30 - Pressure Test Point Location
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ELECTRICAL WIRING (Milli-volt)
The milli-volt valve is a self-powered combination gas control that does not require 110 Vac to
operate.
ODS
Pilot
On/Off
Switch
ODS
Pilot
Wall
Switch
Millivolt
Valve
On/Off
Switch
Spade
Terminal
TH = 3
TP = 1
TP/TH = 2
Red
caution
Red
Label all wires prior to
disconnection when
servicing controls.
Wiring errors can
cause improper and
dangerous operation.
Verify proper operation
after servicing.
Switch
Figure 31 - Wiring Diagram
Connecting Optional Wall Switch or Thermostat
Optional Wall
Switch, Thermostat,
or Remote Receiver
1. Use 18 awg, two-wire cable, 20 feet maximum length.
2. At one end of the cable, connect both wires to the wall switch or thermostat. At the other end, connect one wire to TP/TH
and one wire to TH. The color of the wires does not matter.
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ELECTRICAL WIRING (Milli-volt)
Connecting Remote Receiver
THESE INSTRUCTIONS SUPERSEDE THE SECTION ENTITLED “HEARTH MOUNT” IN THE MILLI-VOLT
HAND-HELD REMOTE INSTRUCTIONS SUPPLIED WITH THE REMOTE.
1. Remove bottom louver door. 2. Connect the remote connectors located in the unit. 3. Stick Velcro® pads with self-adhesive backing to bottom of remote receiver and to floor of compartment behind access
panel.
notice
4. Attach remote receiver to firebox with Velcro® pads. Control switch must face forward.
Velcro® Pad
Do not place
remote in
combustion
chamber.
SK
YT
EC
H
FIR
EP
LA
RE
CE
MO
TE
OF
F
RE
MO
TE
ON
Remote Receiver
Velcro Pad
Figure 32 - Installing Remote Receiver
Checking System Operation
The millivolt system and individual components may be checked with a millivolt meter having a 0-1000 mV range.
Conduct each check shown in chart below by connection meter test leads to terminals as indicated.
CHECK
TEST
TO
TEST
CONNECT
METER
LEADS TO
TERMINALS
SWITCH OR
THERMOSTAT
CONTACTS
METER
READING
SHOULD BE
A
COMPLETE
SYSTEM
2 & 3
CLOSED
CLOSED
B
THERMOPILE
OUTPUT
1 & 2
OPEN
OPEN
A. Complete Millivolt System Check
(“A” Reading - Thermostat contacts CLOSED - Control Knob “ON” - Main burner should be come
ON)
a. If the reading is more than 100 millivolts and the automatic valve still does not come on, replace the control.
b. If the closed circuit reading (“A” reading) is less than 100 milli-volts, determine cause for low reading, proceed to
Section B below.
B. Thermopile Output Reading Check
(“B” Reading - Thermostat contacts OPEN - Main burner OFF)
1. Check gas pressure to the unit. If gas pressure is within minimum and maximum on data plate, then check pilot
voltage, 325 millivolts minimum. If the minimum milli-volt reading is not obtainable, replace pilot.
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LOG PLACEMENT
The positioning of the logs is critical to the safe and clean operation of this heater.
Sooting and other problems may result if the logs are not properly and firmly positioned
in the appliance. Never add additional logs or embellishments such as pine cones,
vermiculite or rock wool to the heater.
caution
warning
WARNING
Before you begin — This unit is supplied with a set of three ceramic fiber logs. Do not handle these logs with your bare
hands. Always wear gloves to prevent skin irritation from ceramic fibers. After handling logs, wash your hands gently with
soap and water to remove any traces of fibers.
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.
DO NOT sprinkle volcanic rock on the logs or around the pilot or the main burner. This
may cause sooting. Only place volcanic rock on the floor of the fireplace.
During initial operation of the new heater, burning logs will give off a paper burning
smell and orange flames will be present. Simply open the windows for a few hours to
vent the odor.
Proper installation sequence (24VFSC)
See Figure 33.
1. Install the rear log (#3) on back of burner.
Left Log
#2
Right Log
#1
2. Install the right log (#1) on burner pins on right side of burner.
3. Install the left log (#2) on burner pins on left side of burner.
Rear Log
#3
Burner Pins
Figure 33 - Proper Sequence of Log Installation
(24VFSC)
24
Burner
Pins
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LOG PLACEMENT
Rear
Log #3
Proper installation sequence (32VFSC)
See Figure 34.
1. Install front right log (#1) on two pins on right side of
burner.
Left
Middle
Log #5
2. Install left front log (#2) on two pins on left side of
burner.
3. Install back log (#3) on back of burner.
Left
4. Install right middle log (#4) on two pins on burner. Rest Front
right end of right middle log on the right front log.
Log #2
5. Install left middle log (#5) on two pins on burner. Rest
left end of left middle log on left front log.
Pins
Right
Middle
Log #4
Right
Front
Log #1
Pins
Pins
Figure 34 - Proper Sequence of Log Installation
(32VFSC)
Pins
Proper installation sequence (24DBXC)
Install one-piece log on two burner pins. See Figure 35.
One-piece
Log
Burner Pin
Burner Pin
Figure 35 - Proper Sequence of Log Installation (24DBXC)
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FLAME APPEARANCE
Flames from the pilot, front and rear burner should be visually checked as soon as the heater is installed.
In addition, periodically check the flames visually during operation.
Checking the pilot flame
The pilot flame must always be present when the heater is in operation. It should just touch the top of the thermocouple tip for natural. See Figure 36 and 40 for correct pilot flame.
If the pilot flame does not touch the thermocouple, then the main burner cannot function reliably. See Figure 39 and 4` for
incorrect shape of pilot flame.
Milli-volt Control
Thermocouple
for Natural
Thermocouple
for LP
Figure 36 - Correct Appearance of Pilot Flame
Thermocouple
for Natural
Thermocouple
for LP
Figure 37 - Incorrect Appearance of Pilot Flame
Manual and Thermostat Control
Thermocouple
for Natural
Thermocouple
for LP
Figure 38 - Correct Appearance of Pilot Flame
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Thermocouple
for Natural
Thermocouple
for LP
Figure 39 - Incorrect Appearance of Pilot Flame
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installing rock wool and checking burner flame
Placing rock wool
24VFSC and 32VFSC models
warning
After installing logs, pull apart dime-size pieces of rock wool. Sprinkle
rock wool evenly over burner ports. Wash hands after installing rock wool.
Itching may occur.
• Use only rock wool provided with log set.
• Do not add additional rock wool.
• Place rock wool on burner ports only.
• Keep air gap between rear log and burner
CLEAN.
Dime Size
Rock Wool
Figure 40 - Rockwool Installation
(24VFSC and 32VFSC)
Checking burner flame
24DBXC model
In normal operation at full rate after 15 minutes, the following
flame appearances should be observed:
One-piece
Log
The flames inside the one-piece log may be yellow. The
flames should extend approximately 2" - 4" above the log.
See Figure 41.
24VFSC and 32VFSC models
In normal operation at full rate after 15 minutes, the following
flame appearances should be observed:
Burner will have a random pattern of yellow flames. See
Figures 42 and 43. There should be glowing embers in front
of burner.
NOTE: The front flames and embers will be an
opaque orange color during the burn off time.
Figure 41 - Correct Appearance of Flames
(24DBXC)
Figure 42 - Correct Appearance of Flames
(24VFSC)
Figure 43 - Correct Appearance of Flames
(32VFSC)
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CHECKING THE BURNER FLAME
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Avoid any drafts that alter burner flame patterns. Do not allow fans to blow directly into the fireplace. Do not place
a blower inside the burn area of the firebox. Ceiling fans may create drafts that alter flame patterns. Sooting and improper
burning will result.
During manufacturing, fabricating and shipping, various components of this appliance are treated with certain oils, films or
bonding agents. These chemicals are not harmful, but may produce annoying smoke and smells as they are burned off during
the initial operation of the appliance, possibly causing headaches or eye or lung irritation. This is a normal and temporary
occurrence.
The initial break-in operation should last two to three hours with the burner at the highest setting. Provide maximum ventilation by opening windows or doors to allow odors to dissipate. Any odors remaining after this initial break-in will be slight
and will disappear with continued use.
This appliance must not be used with glass doors in the closed position. This can lead to pilot outages and severe sooting
outside the fireplace.
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
warning
FOR YOUR SAFETY READ BEFORE LIGHTING
If you do not follow these instruction
exactly, a fire or explosion may result
causing property damage, personal
injury or loss of life.
A. This appliance is equipped with a piezo ignition device which automatically lights the pilot. If piezo is not
working properly see Match Lighting Instructions, page 33.
B. BEFORE OPERATING 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 attempt 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. Force or attempted repair may result in
a fire or explosion.
D. Do not use this appliance if any part of it 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 that has been under
water.
Control Knob
Piezo
Ignitor
Figure 44 - Location of Piezo Ignitor & Control Knob
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
MANUAL CONTROL LIGHTING INSTRUCTIONS
1.
2.
3.
4.
STOP! Read the safety information.
Make sure the manual shutoff valve is fully open.
This heater is equipped with an ignition device (piezo) which automatically lights the pilot.
See Figure 43, page 29 for the location of the piezo ignitor and control knob. Push in gas control knob slightly
and turn control knob clockwise
to the OFF position.
NOTE: Knob cannot be turned to OFF unless knob is pushed in slightly. Do not force.
5. Wait 5 minutes to clear out any gas. Then smell for gas, including near the floor. If you smell gas STOP!
Follow the instructions under What To do if You Smell Gas, page 29. If you do not smell gas, go to the next
step.
6. From OFF position, push in gas control knob slightly and turn counterclockwise
to the IGN position. See Figure 45. Push in and hold control knob for 5 seconds.
NOTE: If you are running the heater for the first time, it will be necessary to press in the control knob for
30 seconds to allow air to bleed out of the gas piping.
7. With the control knob pushed in, push and release the piezo ignitor button to light the ODS pilot. The pilot
is located behind the left front log and the left side of the burner. If piezo ignitor does not light the pilot, see
Match Lighting Instructions, page 33.
8. Hold the control knob in for an additional 10 seconds to prevent the ODS pilot from shutting off the gas
while the thermocouple is warming up.
9. Release the control knob.
• If the knob does not pop out when released, stop and immediately call your service technician or gas supplier.
• If the ODS pilot will not stay lit after several tries, push and turn the gas control knob clockwise
to OFF and wait 15 seconds. Repeat steps 6 through 9.
10. Push in control knob and turn counterclockwise
to the HIGH setting. At this location the control
knob will pop out when positioned correctly. The knob can now be positioned at any position between HIGH
and LOW. Refer to Figures 46 and 47.
Rotate
Rotate
Rotate
Push
warning
Figure 45 - IGN Position
Push
Push
Figure 46 - HIGH Position
Figure 47 - LOW Position
Wait 30 seconds before readjusting the
heater when the control knob has been
turned down to a lower setting.
TO TURN OFF GAS TO HEATER
1. Turn control knob clockwise
to OFF position to completely shut off the heater.
2. If applicable: Turn off all electric power to the heater.
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
THERMOSTATIC CONTROL LIGHTING INSTRUCTIONS
STOP! Read the safety information .
Make sure the manual shutoff valve is fully open.
This heater is equipped with an ignition device (piezo) which automatically lights the pilot.
See Figure 44, page 29 for the location of the piezo ignitor and control knob. Turn control knob clockwise
to the OFF position.
5. Wait 5 minutes to clear out any gas. Then smell for gas, including near the floor. If you smell gas, STOP!
Follow safety instructions under What To do if You Smell Gas, page 29. If you do not smell gas, go to the
next step.
6. Turn the gas control knob counterclockwise
to the IGN position. See Figure 40. Push in and hold
control knob for 5 seconds.
7. With the control knob pushed in and held, push and release the piezo ignitor button to light the ODS pilot.
The pilot is located on the right side of the heater, behind the front log and in front of the burner. If piezo
ignitor does not light the pilot, see Match Lighting Instructions, page 32.
8. Hold the control knob in for an additional 10 seconds to prevent the ODS pilot from shutting off the gas
while the thermocouple is warming up.
9. Release the control knob.
• If the knob does not pop out when released, stop and immediately call your service technician or gas
supplier.
• If the ODS pilot will not stay lit after several tries, push and turn the control knob clockwise
to OFF. Release and wait 15 seconds. Repeat steps 6 through 9.
10. Turn control knob to any position between LOW and HIGH. The knob position controls the thermostat temperature. See Figure 48.
11. The heater is now in proper operation. The following procedure should be used to achieve thermostatic control
of the desired room temperature.
a. Operate unit at higher setting until desired room temperature is
achieved.
b. At the desired temperature, slowly turn the knob clockwise and
stop rotating when flame disappears.
c. Thermostat is now set to maintain the current room temperature.
d. As the room temperature decreases, the thermostat valve will
Rotate
open to ignite the front and rear burner.
e. When the temperature reaches its set point (knob position), the
thermostat valve will again shut off the burner.
Figure 48 - Rotation of Control Knob
f. This is the normal cycle of the heater.
warning
1.
2.
3.
4.
Wait 30 seconds before readjusting the
heater when the control knob has been
turned down to a lower setting.
TO TURN OFF GAS TO HEATER
1. Turn control knob clockwise
to OFF position to completely shut off the heater.
2. If applicable: Turn off all electric power to the heater.
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
MILLI-VOLT CONTROL LIGHTING INSTRUCTIONS
1. STOP! Read the safety information label.
2. Make sure the manual shutoff valve is fully open.
3. This gas log set is equipped with an ignition device (piezo) which automatically lights the pilot. If piezo
ignitor does not light the pilot, See instructions for Match Lighting Instructions, page 32.
4. Turn gas control knob clockwise
to the OFF position, set the thermostat to the lowest setting and turn
ON/OFF switch to OFF position.
5. Wait (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 label. If you don't smell gas, go to next step.
6. From OFF position, turn the gas control knob counterclockwise
to IGN position. Push in control
knob for 5 seconds.
7. With the control knob pushed in, push in and release the piezo ignitor button to light the pilot.
8. Continue pushing the control knob in for a further 60 seconds to prevent the flame detector from shutting off
the gas while the probe is warming up. Release the control knob.
warning
9. Turn gas control knob counterclockwise
to the ON position.
10. After the pilot has been lit for one minute, the burners can be turned on. Turn the ON/OFF switch to ON
position or adjust thermostat to desired setting.
11. If the gas logs will not operate, follow the instructions To Turn Off Gas To Appliance below and call your
service technician or gas supplier.
Figure 49 - Pilot
Wait 30 seconds before readjusting the
heater when the control knob has been
turned down to a lower setting.
Figure 50 - Control Knobs
Figure 51 - Piezo
TO TURN OFF GAS TO HEATER
1. Turn control knob clockwise
to OFF position to completely shut off the heater.
2. If applicable: Turn ON/OFF switch to OFF position and/or set thermostat (if present) to lowest setting.
3. If applicable: Turn off all electric power to the heater.
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
1.
2.
3.
4.
MATCH LIGHTING INSTRUCTIONS
Remove any items necessary for easy access to the pilot (for example: logs, screens, etc.).
Follow appropriate lighting instructions found previously. Instead of pushing and releasing the piezo button,
light a match and hold the flame to the end of the pilot and ignite the pilot.
After control knob has been released and pilot stays lit, reinstall any items that were removed for pilot access.
Call a qualified service technician for repair or replacement of the piezo ignitor.
CLEANING AND SERVICING
warning
Annual inspection and cleaning by your dealer or qualified service technician is recommended to prevent
malfunction and/or sooting.
Turn off heater and allow to cool before
cleaning. Disconnect electrical power
before cleaning or servicing.
Remove fireplace screen. Carefully lower screen from mounting lugs and set aside during cleaning. See instruction manual
for installation of screen. DO NOT OPERATE THE UNIT WITH THE SCREEN REMOVED.
Remove logs, handling carefully by holding gently at each end. Gloves are recommended to prevent skin irritation from
ceramic fibers. If skin becomes irritated, wash gently with soap and water. See manual for correct log placement.
Periodic Cleaning - See parts diagram for location of items discussed below.
• Do not use cleaning fluid to clean logs or any part of heater.
•
Brush logs with soft bristle brush or vacuum with brush attachment.
• Vacuum loose particles and dust from the front and rear burner, control and piezo covers and grate weldment.
•
Inspect and clean burner. Remove lint or particles with vacuum, brush or pipe cleaners.
•
External case should be dusted and wiped with a wet soapy cloth.
Annual Cleaning/Inspection - See parts diagram for location of items discussed below.
•
Inspect and clean all burner ports.
•
Inspect ODS pilot for operation and accumulation of lint at air intake holes.
•
Verify flame pattern and log placement for proper operation.
•
Verify smooth and responsive ignition of burner.
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BLOWER AND OTHER OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT
OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT
Forced Air Kit
If you are installing the forced air kit (Models BLO24-T, BLO24-TB or BLOT), see the installation instructions provided
with the kit for electrical wiring requirements or the blower installation section.
Model 24VFSC uses blower model BLO24T.
Model 32VFSC uses blower model BLOT.
Model 24DBXC uses blower model BLO24TB.
The firebox must be connected to main power supply at time of firebox installation. The blower must be installed prior to
the installation of the unvented heater. The electrical connections must be made before the firebox is framed and enclosed
in the finished walls.
Brass Louvers
Optional brass louvers may be installed in place of the factory installed black louvers. See installation instructions provided
with the brass louvers.
Firebricks
caution
CAUTION
Optional firebrick kits can be installed. See installation instructions provided with kit or see page 11.
34
Electrical connections should only be performed by a
qualified, licensed electrician, main power must be off
when connecting to main electrical power supply or
performing service.
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illustrated parts breakdown for cabinet accessories
1
3
4
5
2
6
STANDARD FEATURES
ITEM DESCRIPTION
QTY
24VFSC
24DBXC
32VFSC
1
Canopy
1
33D4000
33D4000
33D5000
2
Screen Assembly
1
33D4501
33D4501
33D5501
3
Left Firebrick (Optional)
1
33D4033
33D4033
33D5032
4
Center Firebrick (Optional)
1
33D4032
33D4032
33D5031
5
Right Firebrick (Optional)
1
33D4034
33D4034
33D5033
6
Blower (Optional)
1
BLO24T
BLO24TB
BLOT
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illustrated parts breakdown
24VFSC MILLI-VOLT
warning
24VFSC MANUAL
Failure to position the parts in
accordance with these diagrams or
failure to use only parts specifically
approved with this appliance may
result in property damage or personal
injury.
14
16
15
3
1
2
7
11
9
12
10
13
13
10
8
6
10
5
5
36
4
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REPLACEMENT PARTS list
REPLACEMENT PARTS ARE AVAILABLE THROUGH YOUR RETAILER.
ITEM DESCRIPTION
1
Burner/Grate Assembly
2
Injector
3
Venturi
4
Control Knob
5
Milli-Volt Valve
5
Manual Control Valve
6
Pressure Valve Regulator
7
Burner to Valve Tube
8
Tube Fitting, 3/8 x 5/16
9
Regulator Valve Tube, 5/16
10 ODS Pilot Valve Tube, 3/16
11 Piezo Ignitor
12 Piezo Wire
13 ODS Pilot Assembly
Log Set
14 #1 Left Log
15 #2 Right Log
16 #3 Rear Log
Parts available, not shown
Tube Nut, 3/16
Tube Ferrule, 3/16
Tube Nut, 5/16
Tube Nut, 5/16
Tube Ferrule, 5/16
Tube Ferrule, 5/16
Flex Tube with Fittings
8 Grams Rock Wool Bag
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QTY
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
24VFSC Millivolt
NATURAL
PROPANE
33D4043
33D4043
59D0062
33D4046
58D0454
33D4058
—
—
14D0467
14D0468
—
—
14D0469
—
33D4511
33D4511
11V0313
11V0313
—
—
49D0050
49D0050
14D0503
14D0503
00K0632
00K0632
14D0473
14D0477
24VFSC manual
NATURAL
PROPANE
33D4043
33D4043
59D0062
33D4046
58D0454
33D4058
18D0603
18D0603
—
—
30D0201
30D0202
24D0305
24D0306
33D4513
33D4513
11V0313
11V0313
33D4512
33D4512
49D0050
49D0050
14D0503
14D0503
00K0632
00K0632
26D2529
14D0476
1
1
1
33D4040
33D4041
33D4039
33D4040
33D4041
33D4039
33D4040
33D4041
33D4039
33D4040
33D4041
33D4039
1
1
1
3
1
3
1
1
—
—
00K0917
—
00K0918
—
20H0022
58D0443
—
—
00K0917
—
00K0918
—
20H0022
58D0443
00F0077
00F0078
—
00K0917
—
00K0918
20H0022
58D0443
00F0077
00F0078
—
00K0917
—
00K0918
20H0022
58D0443
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illustrated parts breakdown
warning
32VFSC MILLI-VOLT
14
Failure to position the parts in
accordance with these diagrams or
failure to use only parts specifically
approved with this appliance may
result in property damage or personal
injury.
15
16
13
12
3
1
2
7
10
8
11
9
4
4
9
6
10
5
38
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REPLACEMENT PARTS list
REPLACEMENT PARTS ARE AVAILABLE THROUGH YOUR RETAILER.
ITEM DESCRIPTION
1
Burner/Grate Assembly
2
Injector
3
Venturi
4
ODS Pilot Assembly
5
Milli-Volt Valve
6
Pressure Valve Regulator
7
Burner to Valve Tube
8
Tube Fitting, 3/8 x 5/16
9
ODS Pilot Valve Tube, 3/16
10 Piezo Ignitor
11 Piezo Wire
Log Set
12 #1 Right Front Log
13 #2 Left Front Log
14 #3 Rear Log
15 #4 Right Middle Log
16 #5 Left Middle Log
Parts available, not shown
Tube Nut, 5/16
Tube Ferrule, 5/16
Flex Tube with Fittings
17 Grams Rock Wool Bag
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QTY
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
32VFSC Millivolt
NATURAL
PROPANE
33D5050
33D5050
33D5040
33D5039
58D0454
33D4058
14D0473
14D0477
14D0467
14D0468
14D0469
—
33D5511
33D5511
11V0313
11V0313
49D0050
49D0050
14D0503
14D0503
00K0632
00K0632
1
1
1
1
1
33D5042
33D5043
33D5044
33D5045
33D5046
33D5042
33D5043
33D5044
33D5045
33D5046
1
1
1
1
00K0917
00K0918
20H0022
70D0039
00K0917
00K0918
20H0022
70D0039
39
illustrated parts breakdown
warning
24DBXC T-STAT
Failure to position the parts in
accordance with these diagrams or
failure to use only parts specifically
approved with this appliance may
result in property damage or personal
injury.
2
8
10
1
9
7
3
4
6
5
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REPLACEMENT PARTS list
REPLACEMENT PARTS ARE AVAILABLE THROUGH YOUR RETAILER.
ITEM DESCRIPTION
1
Burner
2
Injector
3
ODS Pilot Valve Tube, 3/16
4
ODS Pilot Assembly
5
T-stat Control Valve
6
Pressure Valve Regulator
7
Piezo Wire
8
Burner Valve Tube, 1/4
9
Piezo Ignitor
Log Set
10 #1 Front Log
Parts available, not shown
Tube Nut, 1/4
Tube Ferrule, 1/4
NPT Tube Fitting, 3/8 x 1 1/2
Flex Tube with Fittings
Modulating Screw (Min Flow)
NPT Tube Fitting, 3/8 x 1/4
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QTY
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
24DBXC t-stat
NATURAL
PROPANE
33D0070
33D0071
18D0523
33D0281
49D0050
49D0050
26D2529
14D0476
11V0701
11V0701
24D0305
24D0306
00K0632
00K0632
33D4053
33D4053
18D0402
18D0402
1
33D0066
33D0066
1
1
1
1
1
1
00F0079
00F0080
18D0310
20H0022
972057
11V0312
00F0079
00F0080
18D0310
20H0022
972057
11V0312
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WARNING
TROUBLESHOOTING
If the gas quality is bad, your pilot may not stay lit, the burners may produce soot and
the heater may backfire when lit. If the gas quality or pressure is low, contact your local
gas supplier immediately.
OBSERVED PROBLEM POSSIBLE CAUSE
REMEDY
ODS/pilot lights, but flame 1. Control knob not fully pressed in.
goes out when control knob 2. Control knob not pressed in long
is released.
enough.
1. Press in control knob fully.
2. After ODS/pilot lights, keep control knob
pressed in for 30 seconds.
3. Manual shutoff valve not fully open.
3. Fully open manual shutoff valve.
4. Thermocouple connection loose at
control valve.
4. Hand tighten thermocouple connection
until snug, then tighten 1/4 turn more.
5. Pilot flame not touching thermocouple,
which allows thermocouple to cool,
causing pilot flame to go out. This
problem could be caused by either
low gas pressure, or a dirty or partially
clogged ODS/pilot.
5. Contact local gas company.
6. Thermocouple damaged.
6. Replace thermocouple.
7. Control valve damaged.
7. Replace control valve.
Burner does not light after 1. Burner orifice is clogged.
ODS/pilot is lit.
2. Burner orifice diameter is too small.
3. Inlet gas pressure is too low.
1. Burner orifice is clogged.
2. Burner orifice diameter is too small.
3. Inlet gas pressure is too low.
Burner backfires during 1. Manifold pressure is too low.
combustion
2. Burner orifice is clogged.
1. Contact local gas company.
Slight smoke or odor during 1. Burner orifice is clogged or damaged.
initial operation.
2. Burner is damaged.
1. Clean burner or replace burner orifice.
3. Gas regulator defective.
2. Clean burner or replace burner orifice.
2. Replace burner.
3. Replace gas regulator.
Logs appear to smoke after 1. Vapors from paint or curing process of
initial operation.
logs.
1. Problem will stop after a few hours of
operation. Run the heater with the damper
open if you have one, or open a window
for the first few hours.
2. Log heater is intended to be smokeless.
Turn OFF heater and call qualified service
person.
Heater produces a whistling 1. Turning control knob to HIGH position
noise when burner is lit.
when burner is cold.
1. Turn control knob to LOW position and let
warm up for a minute.
No gas to pilot.
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2. Air in gas line.
2. Operate burner until air is removed from
line. Have gas line checked by local gas
company.
3. Dirty or partially clogged burner orifices.
3. Clean burner or replace burner orifice.
1. LP-regulator shut down due to inlet
pressure too high.
1. Verify LP tank regulator is installed and
set at 11" to 13" w.c.
2. Replace regulator on heater.
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LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY POLICY
Lifetime Warranty
The following components are warranted for life to the original owner, subject to proof of purchase:
Firebox, Combustion Chamber, Heat Exchanger, Grate and Stainless Steel Burners.
Five Year Warranty
The following components are warranted for 5 years to the original owner, subject of proof of purchase:
Ceramic Fiber Logs, Catalytic Filter and Aluminized Burners.
Basic Warranty
MHSC warrants the components and materials in your gas appliance to be free from manufacturing and
material defects for a period of one year from date of installation. After installation, if any of the components manufactured by MHSC in the appliance are found to be defective in materials or workmanship,
MHSC will, at its option, replace or repair the defective components at no charge to the original owner.
MHSC will also pay for reasonable labor costs incurred in replacing or repairing such components for
a period of one year from the date of installation. Any products presented for warranty repair must be
accompanied by a dated proof of purchase.
This Limited Warranty will be void if the appliance is not installed by a qualified installer in accordance
with the installation instructions. The Limited Lifetime Warranty will also be void if the appliance is not
operated and maintained according to the operating instructions supplied with the appliance, and does
not extend to (1) firebox/burner assembly damage by accident, neglect, misuse, abuse, alteration,
negligence of others, including the installation thereof by unqualified installers, (2) the costs of removal,
reinstallation or transportation of defective parts on the appliance, or (3) incidental or consequential
damage. All service work must be performed by an authorized service representative.
This warranty is expressly in lieu of other warranties, express or implied, including the warranty of merchantability of fitness for purpose and of all other obligations or liabilities. MHSC does not assume for it
any other obligations or liability in connection with the sale or use of the appliance. In states that do not
allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, or do not allow exclusion of indirect damages,
those limitations of exclusions may not apply to you. You may also have additional rights not covered
in this Limited Warranty.
MHSC reserves the right to investigate any and all claims against the Limited Warranty and decide upon
method of settlement.
IF WARRANTY SERVICE IS NEEDED...
1. Contact your supplier. Make sure you have your warranty, your sales receipt and the model/serial number of
your MHSC product.
2. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO DO ANY SERVICE WORK YOURSELF.
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MHSC
149 Cleveland Drive • Paris, Kentucky 40361
www.mhsc.com
August 2008
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