Quadra-Fire QV36DB-A Specifications

Model:
Installers Guide
QV36DB
Underwriters
Laboratories Listed
WARNING: IF THE INFORMATION
IN THESE INSTRUCTIONS IS NOT
FOLLOWED EXACTLY, A FIRE OR
EXPLOSION MAY RESULT CAUSING PROPERTY DAMAGE, PERSONAL INJURY, OR DEATH.
- Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity of this
or any other appliance.
- What to do if you smell gas
• Do not try to light any appliance.
READ THIS MANUAL BEFORE INSTALLING OR
OPERATING THIS APPLIANCE. THIS INSTALLERS
GUIDE MUST BE LEFT WITH APPLIANCE FOR
FUTURE REFERENCE.
WARNING: IMPROPER INSTALLATION, ADJUSTMENT, ALTERATION,
SERVICE OR MAINTENANCE CAN
CAUSE INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE. REFER TO THIS MANUAL. FOR
ASSISTANCE OR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONSULT A QUALIFIED INSTALLER, SERVICE AGENCY, OR THE
GAS SUPPLIER.
• 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.
Printed in U.S.A. Copyright 2005
Quadra-Fire, a brand of Hearth & Home Technologies Inc.
1445 North Highway, Colville, WA 99114
1. This appliance may be installed in an aftermarket, permanently located, manufactured (mobile) home, where not prohibited
by local codes.
2. 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, unless a certified kit is used.
Please contact your Quadra-Fire dealer with any
questions or concerns. For the number of your nearest
dealer, please call 1-800-926-4356
This product is covered by one or more of the following patents: (United States) 4,112,913; 4,408,594; 4,422,426; 4,424,792; 4,520,791; 4,793,322;
4,852,548; 4,875,464; 5,000,162; 5,016,609; 5,076,254 5,191,877; 5,218,953; 5,328,356; 5,429,495; 5,452,708; 5,542,407; 5,613,487; (Australia)
543790; 586383; (Canada) 1,123,296; 1,297,746; 2,195,264; (Mexico) 97-0457; (New Zealand) 200265; or other U.S. And foreign patents pending.
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SAFETY AND WARNING INFORMATION
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READ and UNDERSTAND all instructions carefully
before starting the installation. FAILURE TO
FOLLOW these installation instructions may result
in a possible fire hazard and will void the warranty.
Prior to the first firing of the fireplace, READ the
Using Your Fireplace section of the Owners Guide.
DO NOT USE this appliance if any part has been
under water. Immediately CALL a qualified service
technician to inspect the unit and to replace any part
of the control system and any gas control which has
been under water.
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THIS UNIT IS NOT FOR USE WITH SOLID FUEL.
These units MUST use one of the vent systems
described in the Installing the Fireplace section of
the Installers Guide. NO OTHER vent systems or
components MAY BE USED.
This gas fireplace and vent assembly MUST be
vented directly to the outside and MUST NEVER be
attached to a chimney serving a separate solid fuel
burning appliance. Each gas appliance MUST USE
a separate vent system. Common vent systems are
PROHIBITED.
INSPECT the external vent cap on a regular basis to
make sure that no debris is interfering with the air
flow.
The glass door assembly MUST be in place and
sealed, and the trim door assembly MUST be in
place on the fireplace before the unit can be placed
into safe operation.
Installation and repair should be PERFORMED by a
qualified service person. The appliance and venting
system should be INSPECTED before initial use
and 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 the unit’s
control compartment, burners, and circulating air
passageways BE KEPT CLEAN to provide for
adequate combustion and ventilation air.
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Always KEEP the appliance clear and free from
combustible materials, gasoline, and other
flammable vapors and liquids.
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The glass door assembly SHALL ONLY be
replaced as a complete unit, as supplied by the gas
fireplace manufacturer. NO SUBSTITUTE material
may be used.
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DO NOT USE abrasive cleaners on the glass door
assembly. DO NOT ATTEMPT to clean the glass
door when it is hot.
NEVER OBSTRUCT the flow of combustion and
ventilation air. Keep the front of the appliance
CLEAR of all obstacles and materials for servicing
and proper operations.
Due to the high temperature, the appliance should
be LOCATED out of traffic areas and away from
furniture and draperies. Clothing or flammable
material SHOULD NOT BE PLACED on or near the
appliance.
Children and adults should be ALERTED to the
hazards of high surface temperature and should
STAY AWAY to avoid burns or clothing ignition.
Young children should be CAREFULLY SUPERVISED
when they are in the same room as the appliance.
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DO NOT OPERATE this appliance with the glass
door removed, cracked, or broken. Replacement of
the glass door should be performed by a licensed
or qualified service person. DO NOT strike or slam
the glass door.
Turn off the gas before servicing this appliance. It is
recommended that a qualified service technician
perform an appliance check-up at the beginning of
each heating season.
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Any safety screen or guard removed for servicing
must be replaced before operating this appliance.
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DO NOT place furniture or any other combustible
household objects within 36 inches of the fireplace
front.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Safety and Warning Information ................................................ 2
Î Service Parts List ....................................................................... 4
Section 1: Approvals and Codes ...............................................
Appliance Certification...................................................................
Installation Codes ..........................................................................
High Altitude Installations ...............................................................
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Section 2: Getting Started ......................................................... 8
Introducing the Quadra-Fire Gas Fireplaces ................................. 8
Pre-installation Preparation ........................................................... 8
Section
Step 1
Step 2
Step 3
3: Installing the Fireplace .......................................... 10
Locating the Fireplace ................................................. 10
Framing the Fireplace................................................... 11
Installing the Vent System ............................................ 13
A. Vent System Approvals ........................................... 13
B. Installing Vent Components .................................... 20
Î C. Vent Termination .................................................... 23
Step 4 Positioning, Leveling, and
Securing the Fireplace................................................. 26
Step 5 The Gas Control Systems ........................................... 26
The Gas Supply Line ................................................... 27
Î Step 6
Step 7 Gas Pressure Requirements ...................................... 27
Step 8 Wiring the Fireplace .................................................... 28
Step 9 Finishing ...................................................................... 29
Step 10 Installing Trim, Logs, and Ember Material.................... 30
Installing the Trim ......................................................... 30
Shutter Settings ........................................................... 30
Positioning the Logs .................................................... 30
Placing the Ember Material .......................................... 30
Glass Specifications .................................................... 30
Step 11 Before Lighting the Fireplace ....................................... 30
Step 12 Lighting the Appliance .................................................. 31
Step 13 Lighting the Fireplace .................................................. 32
After the Installation ..................................................................... 32
Section 4: Maintaining and Servicing Your Fireplace. ........ 32
Section 5: Troubleshooting. ................................................... 33
Limited Lifetime Warranty. ....................................................... 35
Î = Contains updated information.
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Approvals and
Codes
Appliance Certification
High Altitude Installations
The fireplace model discussed in this Installers Guide has
been tested to certification standards and listed by the
applicable laboratories.
U.L. Listed gas appliances are tested and approved without
requiring changes for elevations from 0 to 2,000 feet in the
U. S. A. and in Canada.
Certification
MODEL: QV36DB
LABORATORY: Underwriters Laboratories
TYPE: Direct Vent Gas Fireplace
STANDARD: ANSI Z21.88-2000·CSA2.33-M00·UL307B
Installation Codes
The fireplace installation must conform to local codes. Before
installing the fireplace, consult the local building code
agency to ensure that you are in compliance with all
applicable codes, including permits and inspections.
When installing this appliance at an elevation above 2,000
feet, it may be necessary to decrease the input rating by
changing the existing burner orifice to a smaller size. Input
rate should be reduced by 4% for each 1000 feet above a
2000 foot elevation in the U.S.A. or 10% for elevations
between 2000 and 4500 feet in Canada. If the heating value
of the gas has been reduced, these rules do not apply. To
identify the proper orifice size, check with the local gas
utility.
If installing this appliance at an elevation above 4,500 feet
(in Canada), check with local authorities.
In the absence of local codes, the fireplace installation must
conform to the National Fuel Gas Code ANSI Z223.1 (in
the United States) or the CAN/CGA-B149 Installation Codes
(in Canada). The appliance must be electrically grounded
in accordance with local codes or, in the absence of local
codes with the National Electric Code ANSI/NFPA No. 70
(in the United States), or to the CSA C22.1 Canadian Electric
Code (in Canada).
This model may be installed in a bedroom or bed-sitting
room in the U.S.A. and Canada.
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Getting Started
Introducing the Quadra-Fire Gas Fireplace
Quadra-Fire direct vent gas fireplaces are designed to operate with all combustion air siphoned from outside of the
building and all exhaust gases expelled to the outside.
The information contained in this Installers Guide, unless
noted otherwise, applies to all models and gas control systems. Gas fireplace diagrams, including the dimensions,
are shown in this section.
Pre-install Preparation
This gas fireplace and its components are tested and safe
when installed in accordance with this Installers Guide.
Report to your dealer any parts damaged in shipment, particularly the condition of the glass. Do not install any unit
with damaged, incomplete, or substitute parts.
The vent system components and trim doors are shipped
in separate packages. The gas logs may be packaged
separately and must be field installed.
Read all of the instructions before starting the installation. Follow these instructions carefully during the
installation to ensure maximum safety and benefit.
Failure to follow these instructions will void the owner’s warranty and may present a fire hazard.
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The Hearth & Home Technologies Warranty will be voided
by, and Hearth & Home Technologies disclaims any
responsibility for, the following actions:
• Installation of any damaged fireplace or vent system
component.
• Modification of the fireplace or direct vent system.
• Installation other than as instructed by Hearth & Home
Technologies.
• Improper positioning of the gas logs or the glass door.
• Installation and/or use of any component part not manufactured and approved by Hearth & Home Technologies,
not withstanding any independent testing laboratory or
other party approval of such component part or accessory.
ANY SUCH ACTION MAY POSSIBLY CAUSE A FIRE
HAZARD.
When planning a fireplace installation, it’s necessary to
determine:
• Where the unit is to be installed.
• The vent system configuration to be used.
• Gas supply piping.
• Electrical wiring.
• Framing and finishing details.
• Whether optional accessories—devices such as a fan,
wall switch, or remote control—are desired.
If the fireplace is to be installed on carpeting or tile, or on
any combustible material other than wood flooring, the
fireplace should be installed on a metal or wood panel that
extends the full width and depth of the fireplace.
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28 1/2 [724mm]
14 1/4
[362mm]
21 1/2 [548mm]
8 5/8 [219mm]
VENT COLLARS
11 5/8 [297mm]
ELECTRICAL
ACCESS
8 5/8
[219mm]
VENT
COLLARS
GAS LINE
ACCESS
38
[965mm]
25 1/4
[642mm]
34 5/8
[879mm]
2 1/8
[55mm]
3 1/2
[90mm]
26 7/8
[682mm]
36 1/8
[916mm]
12 3/4
[323mm]
41 1/8
[1044mm]
6 7/8 [174mm]
TOP
STANDOFFS
HOOD
TRIM
DOOR
RATING
PLATE AND
LABELS
GAS
LINE
ACCESS
Figure 1.
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ELECTRICAL
ACCESS
GAS
CONTROLS
Diagram of the QV36DB
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1” MIN. (25mm)
B
Installing the Fireplace
A
Constructing the Fireplace Chase
A chase is a vertical box-like structure built to enclose the
gas fireplace and/or its vent system. Vertical vents that run
on the outside of a building may be, but are not required to
be, installed inside a chase.
CAUTION: TREATMENT OF FIRESTOP SPACERS AND
CONSTRUCTION OF THE CHASE MAY VARY WITH THE
TYPE OF BUILDING. THESE INSTRUCTIONS ARE NOT
SUBSTITUTES FOR THE REQUIREMENTS OF LOCAL
BUILDING CODES. THEREFORE, YOUR LOCAL BUILDING CODES MUST BE CHECKED TO DETERMINE THE
REQUIREMENTS FOR THESE STEPS.
Factory-built fireplace chases should be constructed in the
manner of all outside walls of the home to prevent cold air
drafting problems. The chase should not break the outside
building envelope in any manner.
This means that the walls, ceiling, base plate and cantilever
floor of the chase should be insulated. Vapor and air infiltration barriers should be installed in the chase as per regional
codes for the rest of the home. Additionally, we recommend
that the inside surfaces be sheetrocked and taped for maximum air tightness.
To further prevent drafts, the firestops should be caulked to
seal gaps. Gas line holes and other openings should be
caulked or stuffed with insulation. If the unit is being installed on a cement slab, we recommend that a layer of
plywood be placed underneath to prevent conducting cold
up into the room. Be sure to include spark arrestors for
wood burning units if they are required.
THE CHASE SHOULD BE CONSTRUCTED SO THAT ALL
CLEARANCES TO THE FIREPLACE ARE MAINTAINED
AS SPECIFIED WITHIN THIS INSTALLERS GUIDE.
Step 1.
Locating the Fireplace
For space and clearance requirements for locating a fireplace within a room see Figure 2.
Clearance Requirements
The top, back, and sides of the fireplace are defined by
stand-offs. The minimum clearance to a perpendicular wall
extending past the face of the fireplace is one inch (25 mm).
The back of the fireplace may be recessed 21 1/2 inches
(546 mm) into combustible construction.
NOTE: The distance from the unit to combustible construction is to be measured from the unit outer wrap
surface to the combustible construction, NOT from the
screw heads that secure the unit together.
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D
E
C
1/2“ MIN. (13mm)
A
42”
Figure 2.
B
22”
C
36”
D
51”
E
72”
Fireplace Dimensions, Locations,
and Space Requirements
Minimum Clearances
from the Fireplace to Combustible Materials
Inches
mm
Glass Front ........................ 36 .................... 914
Floor ................................... 0 ....................... 0
Rear ................................... 1/2 ..................... 13
Sides ................................. 1/2 ..................... 13
Surround Sides* .................. 0 ....................... 0
Top ................................... 3 1/2 ................... 89
Ceiling** ............................. 31 .................... 787
* See Figure 3
** The clearance to the ceiling is measured from the top
of the unit, excluding the standoffs (see Figure 35).
Minimum Clearances
from the Vent Pipe to Combustible Materials
Inches
mm
Vertical Sections. ............. 1 ................ 25
Horizontal Sections
Top ..................................... 3 ................ 75
Bottom ............................... 1 ................ 25
Sides ................................. 1 ................ 25
At Wall Firestops
Top .................................. 2 1/2 ............ 63.7
Bottom .............................. 1/2 ............... 13
Sides ................................. 1 ................ 25
For minimum clearances, see the direct vent termination
clearance diagrams on pages 24 and 25 in this manual.
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Step 2. Framing the Fireplace
Fireplace framing can be built before or after the fireplace is
set in place. Framing should be positioned to accommodate wall coverings and fireplace facing material. The diagram below shows framing reference dimensions.
CAUTION: MEASURE FIREPLACE DIMENSIONS AND
VERIFY FRAMING METHODS AND WALL COVERING
DETAILS BEFORE FRAMING.
Noncombustible zone is defined
by 3” above the elbow for the
entire width and depth (behind
the front header) of the firebox.
WALL
STUD
3”
B
C
3 1/2”
A
A. ............. 42”*
B. ......... 38 1/2”
C. ............... 22”
D. ........ 42-3/4”
E. ......... 27 7/8”
Framing should be
constructed of 2 X 4
lumber or heavier.
1/2” CLEARANCE FROM BACK OF FIREPLACE TO COMBUSTIBLE
Shows center of
10” x 12” vent framing
holes for top and rear venting. The center of the hole is one
(1) inch (25.4mm) above the center
of the horizontal vent pipe.
Figure 3.
Framing Dimensions
E
D
1/2” CLEARANCE
FROM BOTH SIDES
OF FIREPLACE
TO COMBUSTIBLE
FRAMING
MEMBER
0” CLEARANCE
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0” CLEARANCE TO
FRAMING MEMBER
11
4
6
12
DVP4
DVP6
DVP12
14-1/4
12-3/16
MAX.
2
MIN.
24
36
DVP12A
48
9-7/8
DVP24
45.0O
10-1/4
DVP45
DVP36
11-1/4
7-1/4
1-1/4 TYP
DVP48
8-9/16
1/2 TYP
12-9/16
DVP90ST
NOTE: PIPES OVERLAP 1-1/4 INCHES
AT EACH JOINT.
Figure 4.
DVP-Series Direct Vent Component Specifications (5-inch inner pipe / 8-inch outer pipe)
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Step 3. Installing the Vent System
Identifying Vent Components
A. Vent System Approvals
This model is approved to use DVP-series direct vent pipe
components and terminations (see Figures 4 and 5). Approved vent system components are labeled for identification. This pipe is tested and listed as an approved component of the fireplace. The pipe is tested to be run inside an
enclosed wall. There is no requirement for inspection openings at each joint within the wall. There is no required pitch
for horizontal vent runs. NO OTHER VENTING SYSTEMS
OR COMPONENTS MAY BE USED.
The vent systems installed on this gas fireplace may include one, two, or three 90° elbow assemblies. The relationships of vertical rise to horizontal run in vent configurations using 90° elbows MUST BE strictly adhered to. The
rise to run relationships are shown in the venting drawings
and tables. Refer to the diagrams on the next several pages.
NOTE: Two 45° elbows may be used in place of one
90° elbow. Rise to run ratios in the vent system must
be followed if 45° elbows are used.
This model has vent starting collars on both the top and the
back of the unit. Depending upon the installation, decide
which ONE set of starting collars will be used to attach the
Detailed installation instructions are included with each
vent termination kit and should be used in conjunction
with this Installers Guide. The flame and ember appearance may vary based on the type of fuel burned and the
venting configuration used.
vent system. The starting collar sealing cap must remain on the starting collar NOT used.
STORM COLLAR
VERTICAL
TERMINATION
ROOF FLASHING
HORIZONTAL
TERMINATION
PIPE LENGTH
WALL FIRESTOP
90 DEGREE
ELBOW
CEILING
FIRESTOP
Terminations Kits
DVP-TRAP
DVP-TVHW
DVP-TB1
(Required to have a minimum of 3
feet of vertical in the vent system)
Figure 5.
Vent System Components and Termination Kits
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Flue Restrictor Instructions
1. Remove Exhaust Shield using a 1/4” nut driver by
removing the four screws securing it in place (see
Figure 7).
CAP
V
STRAIGHT UP
EXHAUST
SHIELD
FLUE
RESTRICTOR
VERTICAL VENTING
V (FT.)
40' MAX. (12.4 M)
Figure 7
2. Break the Flue Restrictor into two pieces. Do this
by bending the part back and forth until it breaks
(see Figure 8).
Figure 6.
Straight Up Vertical Venting
BREAK
HERE
NOTE: On vertical venting configurations over 10 feet install
the flue restrictor (385-128). See flue restrictor installation
instructions.
Figure 8.
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Flue Restrictor
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3. Match the amount of vertical you have in the system with the chart to find the appropriate position
to set the Flue Restrictor.
HORIZONTAL VENTING
Kit No.
H Max. Run
DVP-TRAP
24" (610 mm)
- CHART Vertical
Top Vent
NG
Top Vent
LP
Rear Vent
NG
Rear Vent
LP
4'
1
1
1
1
8'
2
2
2
1
15'
2
3
2
2
20'
3
3
3
3
25'
3
3
3
3
30'
3
3
3
3
35'
3
3
3
3
40'
3
3
3
3
H
90-DEGREE
ELBOWS
45-DEGREE
ELBOW
4. Center the Flue Restrictor on vent and secure in
place by using two self-tapping screws (see Figure 9).
5. Reinstall the Exhaust Shield.
1
2
3
4 5
NOTE: This model is tested and approved to use
45° elbows in corner installations. However, 90°
elbows will result in better performance.
SETTINGS
1
2
3
Figure 10. Corner Installation
4 5
Figure 9
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VENTING WITH ONE (1) 90° ELBOW
V (FT.)
1' MIN. (305mm)
2' MIN. (610mm)
3' MIN. (914mm)
4' MIN. (1.22m)
2'
4'
6'
8'
H (FT.)
MAX. (610mm)
MAX. (1.22m)
MAX. (1.86m)
MAX. (2.4m)
V+H=40' MAX. (12.4m) H = 8' MAX. (2.4m)
NOTE: On vertical venting configurations where
the vertical component is over 10 feet install the
flue restrictor included in the manual bag
assembly to improve flame appearance.
V
H
Figure 11. Venting with One 90° Elbow
NOTE: If a 90o elbow is first attached to the unit,
the maximum horizontal run is 3-feet (914mm).
NOTE: For corner installations: A 6-inch (152mm)
section of straight pipe may need to be attached
to the fireplace before a 90o elbow, to allow the
vent pipe to clear the top standoffs.
H
V
H
V
VENTING WITH ONE (1) 90° ELBOW
V (FT.)
1' MIN. (305mm)
2' MIN. (610mm)
3' MIN. (914mm)
4' MIN. (1.22m)
Figure 12.
Venting with One 90° Elbow
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H (FT.)
5' MAX.
10' MAX.
15' MAX.
20' MAX.
(1.52m)
(3.1m)
(4.65m)
(6.2m)
V+H= 40’ MAX. (12.4MM) H = 20' MAX. (6.2m)
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H1
V
H
VENTING WITH TWO (2) 90° ELBOWS
V
H
H + H1
1´ MIN. (305 mm)
2´ MAX. (610 mm)
5´ MAX. (1.52m)
2´ MIN. (610 mm)
4´ MAX. (1.22 m)
10´ MAX. (3.1m)
3´ MIN. (914 mm)
6´ MAX. (1.86 m)
15´ MAX. (4.65m)
4´ MIN. (1.22 m)
8´ MAX. (2.48 m)
20´ MAX. (6.2m)
V+H+H1 = 40´ MAX. (12.4 m) H = 8´ MAX. (2.48 m) H+H1 = 20´ MAX. (6.2m)
Figure 13. Venting with Two 90° Elbows
VENTING WITH TWO (2) 90o ELBOWS
1'
2'
3'
4'
V FT.
MIN.
MIN.
MIN.
MIN.
(305mm)
(610mm)
(914mm)
(1.22m)
H + H1 (FT.)
5´ MAX. (1.52m)
10´ MAX. (3.1m)
15´ MAX. (4.65m)
20´ MAX. (6.2m)
V+H+H1= 40' MAX.(12.4m) H+H1= 20´ MAX. (6.2m)
V+V1+H = 40' MAX.(12.4m)
V1
V
H
H1
V
H
Figure 14. Venting with Two 90° Elbows
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VENTING WITH THREE (3) 90° ELBOWS
V
H
H + H1
1´MIN. (305mm)
2´MIN. (610mm)
3´MIN. (914mm)
4´MIN. (1.22m)
2´MAX. (610mm)
4´MAX. (1.22m)
6´MAX. (1.86m)
8´MAX. (2.48m)
5´MAX. (1.52m)
10´MAX. (3.1m)
15´MAX. (4.65m)
20´MAX. (6.2m)
V1+V+H+H1 = 40´ MAX.(12.4 m) H = 8´MAX.(2.48 m) H+H1 = 20´MAX.(6.2 m)
V1
V
H1
H
V
H
1´MIN. (305mm)
2´MIN. (610mm)
3´MIN. (914mm)
4´MIN. (1.22m)
H + H1 + H2
2´MAX. (610mm)
4´MAX. (1.22m)
6´MAX. (1.86m)
8´MAX. (2.48m)
V+H+H1+H2 = 40´ MAX. (12.4 m)
5´MAX.
10´MAX.
15´MAX.
20´MAX.
H = 8´ MAX. (2.48 m)
V
H2
H1
H
Figure 15.
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Venting with three 90° elbows
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(1.52m)
(3.1m)
(4.65m)
(6.2m)
H+H1+H2 = 20´ MAX. (6.2 m)
VENTING WITH THREE (3) 90° ELBOWS
V (FT.)
1' MIN. (305mm)
2' MIN. (610mm)
3' MIN. (914mm)
4' MIN. (1.22m)
H (FT.)
5' MAX. (1.52m)
10' MAX. (3.1m)
15' MAX. (4.65m)
20' MAX. (6.2m)
NOTE: H + H1 = 20' MAX. (6.2m)
V + V1 + H + H1= 40' MAX. (12.4m)
H1
V1
V
H
V1
H1
V
H
V (FT.)
1' MIN. (305mm)
2' MIN. (610mm)
3' MIN. (914mm)
4' MIN. (1.22m)
H + H1 (FT.)
5' MAX. (1.52m)
10' MAX. (3.1m)
15' MAX. (4.65m)
20' MAX. (6.2m)
H +H1 = 20' MAX. (6.2m)
NOTE: V+V1+H +H1 = 40' MAX. (12.4m)
Figure 16. Venting with three 90° elbows
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B. Installing Vent Components
After determining which set of starting collars will be used
(top or rear), follow venting instructions accordingly.
Venting Out the Rear Vent
Remove the installed rear seal cap from the rear starting
collars by cutting the strap at each end. (see Figure 17).
Follow the vent configuration tables accordingly.
Remove the insulation from the REAR five inch flue, pull
the heat shield out from outside of the firebox.
!
WARNING: THE TOP HEAT SHIELD (INSIDE THE
FIREBOX) MUST REMAIN ATTACHED IF THE
VENT SYSTEM IS ATTACHED TO THE REAR
STARTING COLLARS. SEE FIGURE 17.
1. Attach the First Vent Component to the
Starting Collars
To attach the first vent component to the starting collars of
the fireplace:
• Make sure that the fiberglass gasket supplied in the
manual bag seals between the first 8 inch (203mm)
vent component and the outer fireplace wrap. Using 2
self-tapping screws from the manual bag secure that
gasket to the outer wrap (see Figure 18).
OUTER
WRAP
FIRST VENT
COMPONENT
FIBERGLASS
GASKET
Venting Out the Top Vent
Remove the two screws in the top vent collar seal cap and
remove the top vent collar seal cap and the two pieces of
insulation inside the top two starting collars (See Figure 17).
Remove the heat shield from inside the TOP five inch flue
from outside of the firebox.
You have to take the glass off again for positioning the logs
when the unit is finally installed in place and finished around
it. Reinstall the glass door. Attach vent system to the top
starting collars.
Figure 18. Fiberglass Gasket
DVP PIPE:
THE REAR VENT COLLAR SEAL
! WARNING:
CAP MUST REMAIN ATTACHED TO THE REAR
VENT COLLARS IF THE VENT SYSTEM IS ATTACHED
TO THE TOP STARTING COLLARS. SEE FIGURE 17.
1. Attaching the Venting to the Fireplace
Refer to Cinch Pipe and Termination Cap installation instructions.
2. Assembling Vent Sections
!
WARNING: FAILURE TO REMOVE INSULATION IN THE SET OF COLLARS YOU ARE USING COULD CAUSE A FIRE.
Refer to Cinch Pipe and Termination Cap installation instructions.
!
WARNING: YOU MUST LEAVE THE INSULATION IN PLACE IN THE SET OF COLLARS YOU
ARE NOT USING.
WARNING: ENSURE THAT THE FIBERGLASS
!
GASKET SUPPLIED WITH THE FIREPLACE SEALS
BETWEEN THE FIRST VENT COMPONENT AND
THE OUTER FIREPLACE WRAP.
Venting Out Rear
SEAL
CAP
Venting Out Top
SEAL
CAP
If the installation is for a termination cap attached directly
to the fireplace, skip to the sections, Install Firestops and
Vent Termination.
3. Continue Adding Vent Components
HEAT
SHIELD
DISCARD
INSULATION
and
HEAT SHIELD
INSULATION
DISCARD BOTH
PIECES and
HEAT SHIELD
HEAT
SHIELD
WARNING: INSTALLATION OF THIS FIREPLACE REQUIRES THE USE OF A HEAT
SHIELD ABOVE THE FIRST 900 ELBOW IN THE
VENTING SYSTEM.
!
CUT
HERE
Cut the seal cap
strap and remove white
gasket material.
Figure 17
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To Install the Heat Shield:
1. Determine if the heat shield is required. Do so by measuring the vertical distance between the top horizontal
surface of the elbow to any combustible surface above.
If the distance is more than 4 inches, the heat shield is
NOT required. If it is 4 inches or less, the heat shield IS
REQUIRED. Install per the following steps. See Figure 19.
• If the combustible materials are not in place at the time
of install the elbow heat shield may be screwed to the
exhaust pipe (see Figure 21). Cut the tabs as shown
and bend down. Secure the heat shield to the pipe maintaining 3” to 4” between the pipe and shield.
SCREW
Figure 19
3”
(76mm)
Figure 21.
2. Fasten the shield in place using the pilot holes provided
in the part. The shield should be oriented such that the
13 1/8 inch dimension (longest dimension) is running in
the same direction the elbow is pointing. The shield should
be centered directly above the elbow, and positioned so
that it creates a 1/2 inch airspace between the shield
and the combustible surface. See Figure 20.
CORRECT
INCORRECT
Refer to Cinch Pipe and Termination Cap installation instructions.
• Continue adding vent components, locking each succeeding component into place.
• Ensure that each succeeding vent component is securely fitted and locked into the preceding component in the
vent system.
• 90° elbows may be installed and rotated to any point
around the preceding component’s vertical axis. If an elbow does not end up in a locked position with the preceding component, attach with a minimum of two (2)
sheet metal screws.
4. Install Support Brackets
Refer to Cinch Pipe and Termination Cap installation instructions.
Figure 20
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5. Install Firestops
For Horizontal Runs - Firestops are REQUIRED on both
sides of a combustible wall through which the vent passes.
NOTE: Model DVP-TRAP does not need an exterior
firestop on an exterior combustible wall.
To install firestops for horizontal runs that pass through
either interior or exterior walls:
• Cut a 10-inch by 12-inch (254mm x 305mm) hole through
the wall.
NOTE: The center of the hole is one (1) inch (25.4mm)
above the center of the horizontal vent pipe.
• Position the firestops on both sides of the hole previously cut and secure the firestops with nails or screws.
• The heat shields of the firestops MUST BE placed towards the top of the hole.
• Continue the vent run through the firestops.
NOTE: There must be NO INSULATION or other
combustibles inside the framed firestop opening.
For Vertical Runs - One ceiling firestop is REQUIRED at
the hole in each ceiling through which the vent passes.
To install firestops for vertical runs that pass through ceilings:
• Position a plumb bob directly over the center of the vertical vent component.
• Mark the ceiling to establish the centerpoint of the vent.
• Drill a hole or drive a nail through this centerpoint.
• Check the floor above for any obstructions, such as wiring or plumbing runs.
• Reposition the fireplace and vent system, if necessary,
to accommodate the ceiling joists and/or obstructions.
• Cut an 10-inch x 10-inch (254mm x 254mm) hole through
the ceiling, using the centerpoint previously marked.
• Frame the hole with framing lumber the same size as the
ceiling joists.
10" (254mm)
10" (254mm)
CHIMNEY
HOLE
10"
INTERIOR
WALL SHIELD
NEW
FRAMING
MEMBERS
12"
EXISTING CEILING
JOISTS
CEILING
Figure 24. 10" x 10" Hole & New Framing Members
Figure 22. 10" x 12" Hole and Vent Pipe
If the area above the ceiling is NOT an attic, position and
secure the ceiling firestop on the ceiling side of the previously
cut and framed hole.
HEAT SHIELD
TRIM HEAT
SHIELD IF TOO
LONG, ADD TO
SHIELD IF TOO
SHORT
EXTERIOR
FIRESTOP
INTERIOR
FIRESTOP
Figure 23. Heat Shield, Interior & Exterior Firestops
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NOTE: There must be NO INSULATION or other
combustibles inside the framed firestop opening.
C. Vent Termination
Refer to Cinch Pipe and Termination Cap installation instructions.
Horizontal Termination
• The termination kit should pass through the wall firestops
from the exterior of the building.
JOIST
• Adjust the termination cap to its final exterior position
on the building and interlock the flue sections.
WARNING: THE TERMINATION CAP MUST BE
POSITIONED
SO THAT THE ARROW IS POINTING
!
UP.
CEILING
NAILS (4 REQUIRED)
CEILING FIRESTOP
Figure 25. Ceiling Firestop (Ceiling Side)
WARNING: VENTING TERMINALS SHALL NOT
!
BE RECESSED INTO A WALL OR SIDING. VENT
TERMINATION CLEARANCES MUST BE FOLLOWED TO AVOID FIRE DANGER. SEE VENT TERMINATION MINIMUM CLEARANCES DIAGRAM ON
FOLLOWING PAGE.
If the area above the ceiling IS an attic, position and secure
the firestop on top of the previously framed hole.
NOTE: Keep insulation away from the vent pipe at least
1 inch (25mm).
NAILS (4 REQUIRED)
RAFTER
7 1/4”
(184mm)
CEILING
CEILING FIRESTOP
Figure 26.
Figure 27. Trapezoid Termination Cap
Attic Firestop
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M
N
P
R
G
v
A
D
H
Q
(See Note 2)
E
v
V
B
L
v
v
F
v
U.S.
(3 FT)
B
B
v
T
V
v
I
M
v
A
V = VENT TERMINAL
A
B
D*
F
= 9" ........................ clearance to outside corner
G
= 6" ......................... clearance to inside corner
H
I
J
= 3 ft. (Canada) ...... not to be installed above a gas
meter/regulator assembly within
3 feet (90cm) horizontally from the
center-line of the regulator
= 3 ft. (U.S.A.)
6 ft. (Canada) ...... clearance to gas service regulator vent outlet
= 9" (U.S.A.)
12" (Canada) ........ clearance to non-mechanical air
supply inlet to building or the
combustion air inlet to any other
appliance
** a vent shall not terminate directly above a sidewalk or paved
driveway which is located between two single family dwellings
and serves both dwellings.
*** only permitted if veranda, porch, deck or balcony is fully open on
a minimum of 2 sides beneath the floor, or meets Note 2.
NOTE 1: On private property where termination is less than 7 feet
above a sidewalk, driveway, deck, porch, veranda or balcony, use of
a listed cap shield is suggested.
NOTE 2: Termination in an alcove space (spaces open only on one side
and with an overhang) are permitted with the dimensions specified for
vinyl or non-vinyl siding and soffits. 1. There must be 3 feet minimum
between termination caps. 2. All mechanical air intakes within 10 feet
of a termination cap must be a minimum of 3 feet below the termination
cap. 3. All gravity air intakes within 3 feet of a termination cap must be
a minimum of 1 foot below the termination cap.
Figure 28. Vent Termination Minimum Clearances
Î
Electrical
Service
S
V
D*
X
J or K
X = AIR SUPPLY INLET
= 12" ....................... clearances above grade, veran(See Note 1)
da, porch, deck or balcony
= 12" ....................... clearances to window or door
that may be opened, or to permanently closed window.
= 18" ....................... vertical clearance to unventilated soffit or to ventilated soffit located above the terminal
*30” ...................... for vinyl clad soffits and below
electrical service
S
V
= AREA WHERE TERMINAL IS NOT PERMITTED
K
= 3 ft. (U.S.A.)
6 ft. (Canada) ......... clearance to a mechanical
air supply inlet
L** = 7 ft. ......................... clearance above paved
(See Note 1)
sidewalk or a paved driveway
located on public property
M*** = 18" ......................... clearance under veranda,
porch, deck, balcony and
overhang
42” ......................... vinyl
N
= 6” ........................... non-vinyl sidewalls
12” ......................... vinyl sidewalls
P
= 8 ft.
Q
R
MIN
MAX
______________________________________________________________________
1 cap
3 feet
2 x Q ACTUAL
______________________________________________________________________
2 caps
6 feet
1 x Q ACTUAL
______________________________________________________________________
3 caps
9 feet
2/3 x Q ACTUAL
______________________________________________________________________
4 caps
12 feet
QMIN = # termination caps x 3
1/2 x Q ACTUAL
RMAX = (2 / # termination caps) x QACTUAL
S = 6" .......................... clearance from sides of elec(See Note 5)
trical service
T = 12" ......................... clearance above electrical
(See Note 5)
service
NOTE 3: Local codes or regulations may require different
clearances.
NOTE 4: Termination caps may be hot. Consider their proximity to
doors or other traffic areas.
NOTE 5: Location of the vent termination must not interfere with
access to the electrical service.
WARNING: In the U.S: Vent system termination is NOT permitted
in screened porches. You must follow side wall, overhang and
ground clearances as stated in the instructions.
In Canada: Vent system termination is NOT permitted in screened
porches. Vent system termination is permitted in porch areas
with two or more sides open. You must follow all side walls,
overhang and ground clearances as stated in the instructions.
Quadra-Fire assumes no responsibility for the improper performance of the fireplace when the venting system does not meet
these requirements.
CAUTION: IF EXTERIOR WALLS ARE FINISHED WITH VINYL SIDING, IT IS SUGGESTED THAT A VINYL PROTECTOR KIT BE
INSTALLED.
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For Vertical Terminations - To locate the vent and install
the vent sections:
To seal the roof hole, and to divert rain and snow from the
vent system:
• Locate and mark the vent centerpoint on the underside
of the roof, and drive a nail through the centerpoint.
• Attach a flashing to the roof using nails, and use a nonhardening mastic around the edges of the flashing base
where it meets the roof.
• Make the outline of the roof hole around the centerpoint
nail.
• The size of the roof hole framing dimensions depend on the
pitch of the roof. There MUST BE a 1-inch (25.4mm) clearance from the vertical vent pipe to combustible materials.
• Attach a storm collar over the flashing joint to form a
water-tight seal. Place non-hardening mastic around the
joint, between the storm collar and the vertical pipe.
• Slide the termination cap over the end of the vent pipe
and snap into place.
• Mark the roof hole accordingly.
• Cover the opening of the installed vent pipes.
HORIZONTAL
OVERHANG
• Cut and frame the roof hole.
• Use framing lumber the same size as the roof rafters
and install the frame securely. Flashing anchored to the
frame must withstand heavy winds.
• Continue to install concentric vent sections up through
the roof hole (for inside vent installations) or up past the
roof line until you reach the appropriate distance above
the roof (for outside terminations).
2 FT.
MIN.
20 INCH MIN.
VERTICAL
WALL
LOWEST
DISCHARGE
OPENING
TERMINATION
CAP
X
12
ROOF PITCH
IS X/ 12
WARNING: MAJOR U.S. BUILDING CODES
SPECIFY MINIMUM CHIMNEY AND/OR
VENT HEIGHT ABOVE THE ROOF TOP. THESE MINIMUM HEIGHTS ARE NECESSARY IN THE INTEREST OF SAFETY. SEE FIGURE 29 FOR MINIMUM
HEIGHTS, PROVIDED THE TERMINATION CAP IS
AT LEAST 20 INCHES FROM A VERTICAL WALL
AND 2-FEET BELOW A HORIZONTAL OVERHANG.
H (MIN.) - MINIMUM HEIGHT FROM ROOF
TO LOWEST DISCHARGE OPENING
!
NOTE: This also pertains to vertical vent systems installed on the outside of the building.
Roof Pitch
H (min.) ft.
flat to 6/12
6/12 to 7/12
over 7/12 to 8/12
over 8/12 to 9/12
over 9/12 to 10/12
over 10/12 to 11/12
over 11/12 to 12/12
over 12/12 to 14/12
over 14/12 to 16/12
over 16/12 to 18/12
over 18/12 to 20/12
over 20/12 to 21/12
1.0
1.25
1.5
2.0
2.5
3.25
4.0
5.0
6.0
7.0
7.5
8.0
Figure 29. Minimum Height from Roof to
Lowest Discharge Opening
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Step 4. Positioning, Leveling, and
Securing the Fireplace
The diagram below shows how to properly position, level,
and secure the fireplace.
Step 5. The Gas Control System
!
WARNING: THIS UNIT IS NOT FOR USE WITH
SOLID FUEL.
This model fireplace uses a Standing Pilot Ignition system.
This system includes millivolt control valve, standing pilot,
thermopile/thermocouple flame sensor, and piezo ignitor.
!
WARNING: 110-120 VAC MUST NEVER BE
CONNECTED TO A CONTROL VALVE IN A
MILLIVOLT SYSTEM.
STANDING PILOT
Figure 30. Proper Positioning, Leveling, and
Securing of a Fireplace
• Place the fireplace into position.
• Level the fireplace from side to side and from front to
back.
• Shim the fireplace with noncombustible material, such
as sheet metal, as necessary.
Figure 31. Gas Control System
• Secure the fireplace to the framing by nailing or screwing.
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Step 6. The Gas Supply Line
NOTE: Have the gas supply line installed in accordance
with local building codes by a qualified installer
approved and/or licensed as required by the locality.
(In the state of Massachusetts installation must be
performed by a licensed plumber or gas fitter).
NOTE: Before the first firing of the fireplace, the gas
supply line should be purged of any trapped air.
NOTE: Consult local building codes to properly size
the gas supply line leading to the 1/2 inch
(13 mm) hook-up at the unit.
This gas fireplace is designed to accept a 1/2 inch
(13 mm) gas supply line. To install the gas supply line:
• A listed (and State of Massachusetts approved) 1/2 inch
(13mm) tee-handle manual shut-off valve and a listed
flexible gas connector are connected to the 1/2 inch
(13mm) inlet of the control valve. NOTE: If substituting
for these components, please consult local codes for
compliance.
• Locate the gas line access hole in the outer casing of
the fireplace.
• The gas line may be run from either side of the fireplace
provided the hole in the outer wrap does not exceed 2 1/2”
in diameter and it does not penetrate the actual firebox.
• Open the fireplace lower grille, insert the gas supply line
through the gas line hole, and connect it to the shut-off
valve.
• When attaching the pipe, support the control so that the
lines are not bent or torn.
Î • After the gas line installation is complete, all connections must be tightened and checked for leaks with a
commercially-available, non-corrosive leak check solution. Be sure to rinse off all leak check solution following
testing.
!
WARNING: DO NOT USE AN OPEN FLAME
TO CHECK FOR GAS LEAKS.
• Insert insulation from the outside of the fireplace and
pack the insulation tightly to totally seal between the
pipe and the outer casing.
• At the gas line access hole the gap between the supply
piping and gas access hole can be plugged with noncombustible insulation to prevent cold air infiltration.
USE A WRENCH ON
SHUT-OFF VALVE WHEN
TIGHTENING GAS LINE
MANUAL
SHUT-OFF VALVE
CONTROL
VALVE
GAS VALVE
GAS LINE
ACCESS HOLE
FLEX
CONNECTOR
Figure 32. Gas Supply Line
Step 7. Gas Pressure Requirements
Pressure requirements for gas fireplaces are shown in the
table below.
Pressure
Minimum
Inlet Pressure
Maximum Inlet
Gas Pressure
Manifold
Pressure
Natural Gas
5.0 inches
w.c.
14.0 inches
w.c.
3.5 inches
w.c.
Propane
11.0 inches
w.c.
14.0 inches
w.c.
10.0 inches
w.c.
A one-eighth (1/8) inch (3 mm) N.P.T. plugged tapping is
provided on the inlet and outlet side of the gas control for a
test gauge connection to measure the manifold pressure.
Use a small flat blade screwdriver to crack open the screw
in the center of the tap. Position a rubber hose over the tap
to obtain the pressure reading.
The fireplace and its individual shut-off valve must be
disconnected from the gas supply piping system during
any pressure testing of the system at test pressures in
excess of one-half (1/2) psig (3.5 kPa).
The fireplace must be isolated from the gas supply piping
system by closing its individual shut-off valve during any
pressure testing of the gas supply piping system at test
pressures equal to or less than one-half (1/2) psig (3.5 kPa).
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3/16” PIGGYBACK CONNECTOR
REMOTE SWITCH
PIGTAIL
BLACK S2
ON
OFF
TH
TP
ON/OFF
SWITCH
WHITE T2
GAS VALVE
RED T1
THERMOPILE
BLACK S1
THERMOCOUPLE
OPTIONAL WALL SWITCH,
THERMOSTAT OR REMOTE
Figure 33. Standing Pilot Ignition Wiring Diagram
Step 8. Wiring the Fireplace
Optional Accessories
Optional fan and remote control kits require that 110-120
VAC be wired to the factory installed junction box before
the fireplace is permanently installed.
NOTE: Electrical wiring must be installed by a licensed
electrician.
CAUTION: DISCONNECT REMOTE CONTROLS IF ABSENT FOR EXTENDED TIME PERIODS. THIS WILL PREVENT ACCIDENTAL FIREPLACE OPERATION.
Wall Switch
Position the wall switch in the desired position on a wall.
Run a maximum of 25 feet (7.8 m) or less length of 18
A.W.G. minimum wire and connect it to the fireplace ON/
OFF switch pigtails.
• This appliance DOES NOT require 110-120 VAC to operate.
!
WARNING: DO NOT CONNECT 110-120 VAC
TO THE GAS CONTROL VALVE OR THE APPLIANCE WILL MALFUNCTION AND THE
VALVE WILL BE DESTROYED.
!
WARNING: DO NOT CONNECT 110-120 VAC
TO THE WALL SWITCH OR THE CONTROL
VALVE WILL BE DESTROYED.
CAUTION: LABEL ALL WIRES PRIOR TO DISCONNECTION WHEN SERVICING CONTROLS. WIRING ERRORS
CAN CAUSE IMPROPER AND DANGEROUS OPERATION.
VERIFY PROPER OPERATION AFTER SERVICING.
VARIABLE SPEED CONTROL
BLK
NOTE: IF ANY OF THE ORIGINAL WIRE
AS SUPPLIED WITH THE APPLIANCE
MUST BE REPLACED, IT MUST BE
REPLACED WITH TYPE 105OC RATED WIRE.
BLK
JUNCTION BOX
BLK
BLOWER RECEPTACLE
BLK
BLK
BLK
BLK
WHT
BLK
WHT
GROUND
TEMPERATURE
SENSOR SWITCH
BLOWER
GRN
BLK
WHT
110-120 VAC
BLOWER
SENSOR
SWITCH
“FAN”
RECEPTACLE
Figure 34. Fan Wiring Diagram
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SPEED
CONTROL
Step 9. Finishing
Figure 35 shows the minimum vertical and corresponding
maximum horizontal dimensions of fireplace mantels or other
combustible projections above the top front edge of the
fireplace. See Figures 2 and 3 for other fireplace clearances.
Only noncombustible materials may be used to cover the
black fireplace front.
!
WARNING: WHEN FINISHING THE FIREPLACE,
NEVER OBSTRUCT OR MODIFY THE AIR INLET/OUTLET GRILLES IN ANY MANNER.
CAUTION: IF JOINTS BETWEEN THE FINISHED WALLS
AND THE FIREPLACE SURROUND (TOP AND SIDES)
ARE SEALED, A 300° F. MINIMUM SEALANT MATERIAL MUST BE USED. THESE JOINTS ARE NOT REQUIRED TO BE SEALED. ONLY Noncombustible MATERIAL (USING 300° F. MINIMUM ADHESIVE, IF
NEEDED) CAN BE APPLIED AS FACING TO THE FIREPLACE SURROUND. SEE THE DIAGRAM BELOW.
FINISH WALL MATERIAL MAY BE
COMBUSTIBLE - TOP AND SIDES
NON-COMBUSTIBLE
BOARD
0”
CEILING
12"
11"
10"
9"
31”
8"
7"
6"
11”
5"
4"
3"
2"
1”
1”
2”
3”
4"
5”
6”
7”
8”
9”
12”
10”
0”
0”
0
0
HIGH TEMPERATURE (300 F/ 149 C MIN.)
TOP & SIDE SEAL JOINT
TOP FRONT EDGE
OF FIREPLACE
Figure 36.
Figure 35.
Minimum Vertical and Maximum Horizontal
Dimensions of Combustibles above Fireplace
Sealant Material
Hearth Extensions
A hearth extension may be desirable for aesthetic reasons.
However, ANSI or CAN/CGA testing standards do not require
hearth extensions for gas fireplace appliances.
Note: There are 3 metal tabs holding the noncombustible
board in place for shipping. These tabs are to be cut off or
bent back before finishing around the fireplace front.
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Step 10. Installing Trim, Logs,
and Ember Material
Installing the Trim
Combustible materials may be brought up to the specified
clearances on the side and top front edges of the fireplace,
but MUST NEVER overlap onto the front face. The joints
between the finished wall and the fireplace top and sides
can only be sealed with a 300° F. (149° C) minimum sealant.
!
WARNING: WHEN FINISHING THE FIREPLACE,
NEVER OBSTRUCT OR MODIFY THE AIR INLET/
OUTLET GRILLES IN ANY MANNER.
Install optional marble and brass trim surround kits as
desired. Marble, brass, brick, tile, or other noncombustible
materials can be used to cover up the gap between the
sheet rock and the fireplace.
Do not obstruct or modify the air inlet/outlet grilles. When
overlapping on both sides, leave enough space so that the
bottom grille can be lowered and the trim door removed.
Shutter Settings
NG
LP
___________________________________________
Burner
5/16”
Full Open (SET)
Positioning the Logs
The logs have been packaged separately, refer to the
instructions that accompany the logs. Save the log
instructions with this manual.
If sooting occurs, the logs might need to be repositioned
slightly to avoid excessive flame impingement.
Placing the Ember Material
Ember material is shipped with this gas fireplace. The bag
labeled Glowing Ember (050-721) is standard glowing ember
material. To place the ember material:
• Pull the four glass latches out of the groove on the glass
frame. Remove glass door from the unit (see Figure 37).
• Place dime size pieces of ember material about 1/2 inch
apart near port holes in burner top. Do NOT press embers into burner ports. Cover the top of the burner with a
single layer of ember material.
• Save the remaining ember materials for use during fireplace servicing. The bag of embers provided is sufficient
for 3 to 5 applications.
• Replace the glass door and a front trim door on the unit.
• Pull out and latch the glass clips into the groove on the
glass frame.
LATCHES
(BOTH BOTTOM
AND TOP)
GLASS
ASSEMBLY
Figure 37. Glass Assembly
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Glass Specification: TEMPERED
Quadra-Fire fireplaces manufactured with tempered glass
may be installed in hazardous locations such as bathtub
enclosures as defined by the CPSC. The tempered glass
has been tested and certified to the requirements of ANSI
Z97.1-1984 and CPSC 16 CFR 1202. (Safety Glazing Certification Council SGCC # 1595 and 1597. Architectural
Testing, Inc. Reports 02-31919.01 and 02-31917.01.)
This statement is in compliance with SPCS 16 CFR Section 1201.5 “Certification and labeling requirements” which
refers to 15 USC 2063 stating “…Such certificate shall accompany the product or shall otherwise be furnished to any
distributor or retailer to whom the product is delivered.”
Some local building codes require the use of tempered glass
with permanent marking in such locations. Glass meeting
this requirement is available from the factory. Please contact your dealer or distributor to order.
Step 11. Before Lighting the Fireplace
Before lighting the fireplace, be sure to do the following:
Remove all paperwork from underneath the fireplace.
Review safety warnings and cautions
• Read the Safety and Warning Information section at
the beginning of this Installers Guide.
Double-check for gas leaks
• Before lighting the fireplace, double-check the unit for
possible gas leaks.
Double-check vent terminations and front grilles for
obstructions.
• Before lighting the fireplace, double-check the unit for
possible obstructions that could be blocking the vent terminations or the front grilles.
Double-check that the grate shipping support was removed (see Step 10).
• Make sure that the grate is resting directly on the refractory.
Double-check for faulty components
• Any component that is found to be faulty MUST BE replaced with an approved component. Tampering with the
fireplace components is DANGEROUS and voids all warranties.
A small amount of air will be in the gas supply lines. When
first lighting the fireplace, it will take a few minutes for the
lines to purge themselves of this air. Once the purging is
complete, the fireplace will light and will operate normally.
Subsequent lightings of the fireplace will not require this
purging of air from the gas supply lines, unless the gas
valve has been turned to the OFF position, in which
case the air would have to be purged.
NOTE: The fireplace should be run 3 to 4 hours on the initial
start-up. Turn it off and let it cool completely. Remove and
clean the glass. Replace the glass and run the fireplace for
an additional 8 hours. This will help to cure the products
used in the paint and logs.
During this break-in period it is recommended that some
windows in the house be opened for air circulation. This will
help avoid setting off smoke detectors, and help eliminate
any odors associated with the fireplace’s initial burning.
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Step 12. Lighting the Appliance
You’ve reviewed all safety warnings, you’ve checked the
appliance for gas leaks, you know the vent system is
unobstructed, and you’ve checked for faulty components.
Now you’re ready to light the appliance.
LIGHTING INSTRUCTIONS
STANDING PILOT CONTROLS
FOR YOUR SAFETY
READ BEFORE LIGHTING
WARNING: IF YOU DO NOT FOLLOW THESE
INSTRUCTIONS EXACTLY, A FIRE OR
EXPLOSION MAY RESULT CAUSING
PROPERTY DAMAGE, PERSONAL INJURY, OR
LOSS OF LIFE.
1.
To access controls, open the lower grille.
2.
Turn the gas control valve knob to the OFF position. To do this, you
must turn the knob clockwise
to the PILOT position, and then
press in and continue turning clockwise
to the OFF position.
NOTE: Knob cannot be turned from “PILOT” to “OFF” unless knob is
pushed in slightly. Do not force.
3.
WAIT AT LEAST FIVE (5) MINUTES TO CLEAR OUT ANY GAS. If
you have unsuccessfully tried to light the fireplace, wait longer, especially if you are using LP gas. Then smell for gas, including near the
floor. If you then smell gas, STOP! Follow "B" in the safety information on previous page. If you don't smell gas, go to the next step.
4.
The pilot should not require accessing for lighting purposes. The pilot is located inside the combustion chamber. If it is necessary to access
the pilot, remove the trim door and glass door.
STANDING PILOT IGNITION
A. This appliance (standing pilot version) has a pilot
that must be lighted by hand. When lighting the
pilot, follow these instructions exactly.
B. BEFORE LIGHTING smell all around the appliance area for gas. Be sure to smell next to the
floor because some gas is heavier than air and
will settle to the floor.
THERMOCOUPLE
PILOT
THERMOPILE
5.
To put the control in the PILOT position, turn the control knob counterclockwise
to the PILOT position.
6.
To light the pilot press the control knob and then press the red or black
piezo button once every second. The piezo makes a clicking sound. It
may be necessary to repeat this step. If the pilot does not light after
10 seconds, go back to step 2. The control knob should be held down
for a MINUTE after pilot ignition.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS
• Do not try to light any appliance.
• Do not touch any electric switch; do not use any
phone in your building.
• Immediately call your gas supplier from a neighbor’s phone. Follow the gas supplier’s instructions.
• If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the fire
department.
C. Use only your hand to push in or turn the gas
control knob. Never use tools. If the knob will not
push in or turn by hand, don’t try to repair it, call
a qualified service technician. Force or attempted repair may result in a fire or explosion.
D. Do not use this appliance if any part has been
under water. Immediately call a qualified service
technician to inspect the appliance and to replace
any part of the control system and any gas control which has been under water.
• If the control knob does not pop out when released, STOP! Shut off
the gas supply to the fireplace control valve, and IMMEDIATELY call
your service technician or gas supplier.
• If the pilot will not stay lit after two tries, turn the control knob to the
“OFF” position and call your service technician or gas supplier.
7.
After the pilot has been lit, the burner can be turned on by turning the
knob counter-clockwise
to the “ON” position.
8.
Set the ON/OFF switch to the “ON” position.
9.
Close the lower grille.
TO TURN OFF
GAS APPLIANCE
1.
Open the lower grille.
2.
Set ON/OFF switch to “OFF”.
3.
to the “Pilot” position,
Turn the valve control knob clockwise
then depress knob and continue turning to “OFF” position.
4.
Close the lower grille.
When you light your fireplace, you may notice:
odors associated with the fireplace’s initial burning.
This gas appliance produces heat which does have an associated odor or smell. If you feel this odor is excessive it may
require the initial 3-4 hour continuous burn on high followed
by a second burn up to 12 hours to fully drive off any odor
from paint and lubricants used in the manufacturing process.
During this break-in period it is recommended that some windows in the house be opened for air circulation. This will help
avoid setting off smoke detectors, and help eliminate any
Additionally, for the first few minutes after each lighting, vapor may condense and fog the glass and flames may be
blue. After a few minutes this moisture will disappear and
within 15-30 minutes the flames should become yellow.
Noise caused by metal expanding and contracting as it heats
up and cools down, similar to the sound produced by a
furnace or heating duct. This noise does not affect the operation or longevity of your fireplace.
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Step 13. Lighting the Fireplace
You’ve reviewed all safety warnings, you’ve checked the
fireplace for gas leaks, you know the vent system is
unobstructed, and you’ve checked for faulty components.
Now you’re ready to light the fireplace.
WARNING: PLEASE REFER TO THE USER’S
MANUAL FOR ALL CAUTIONS, SAFETY, AND
WARNING INFORMATION PERTAINING TO THE
LIGHTING AND OPERATION OF THE FIREPLACE.
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After the Installation
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LEAVE THIS INSTALLATION MANUAL WITH
THE APPLIANCE FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.
Maintaining and Servicing Your Fireplace
Fireplace Maintenance
Although the frequency of your fireplace servicing and maintenance will depend on use and the type of installation, you
should have a qualified service technician perform an appliance check-up at the beginning of each heating season.
See the table below for specific guidelines regarding each
fireplace maintenance task.
Checking Vent System
Frequency: Before initial use and at least annually
thereafter, more frequently if possible.
By: Qualified service technician/Home owner.
Task: Inspect the external vent cap on a regular basis to
ensure that no debris is interfering with the flow of air. Inspect
entire vent system for proper function.
IMPORTANT: TURN OFF THE GAS BEFORE SERVICING
YOUR FIREPLACE.
Replacing old ember material
Frequency: Once annually, during the checkup.
By: Qualified service technician.
Task: Brush away loose ember material near the burner.
Replace old ember material with new dime-size and shape
pieces. New ember material should be placed on top of the
burner. Save the remaining ember material and repeat this
procedure at your next servicing. For more information, see
Placing Ember Material.
Cleaning Burner and Controls
Frequency: Once annually.
By: Qualified service technician.
Task: Brush or vacuum the control compartment, fireplace
logs and burner areas surrounding the logs.
Cleaning Glass Door
Frequency: After the first 3 to 4 hours of use. As necessary after initial cleaning.
By: Home owner.
Task: Remove and clean glass after the first 3 to 4 hours of
use. After the initial cleaning, clean as necessary, particularly after adding new ember (flame colorant) material. Film
deposits on the inside of the glass door should be cleaned
off using a household glass cleaner. NOTE: DO NOT handle
or attempt to clean the door when it is hot and DO
NOT use abrasive cleaners.
MAKE SURE THE FLAMES
ARE STEADY—NOT
LIFTING OR FLOATING.
Checking Flame Patterns, Flame Height
Frequency: Periodically.
By: Qualified service technician/Home owner.
Task: Make a visual check of your fireplace’s flame patterns.
Make sure the flames are steady - not lifting or floating.
See Figure 38. The thermopile/thermocouple tips should
be covered with flame (See Figure 31).
Figure 38.
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Burner Flame Patterns
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Troubleshooting
Symptom
1. After repeated
triggering of the red
or black piezo button,
the spark ignitor will
not light the pilot.
2. The pilot will not
stay lit after carefully
following the lighting
instructions.
Possible Cause
With proper installation, operation, and maintenance your gas fireplace will
provide years of trouble-free service. If you do experience a problem, this
troubleshooting guide will assist a qualified service person in the diagnosis
of a problem and the corrective action to be taken. This troubleshooting
guide can only be used by a qualified service technician.
Corrective Action
a. Defective ignitor.
Check the spark at the electrode and pilot. If no spark and electrode wire is
properly connected, replace the ignitor.
b. Defective pilot or
misaligned electrode
(spark at electrode).
Using match, light the pilot. If the pilot lights, turn off the pilot and trigger the red or
black piezo button again. If the pilot lights, an improper gas/air mixture caused the
bad lighting and a longer purge period is recommended. If the pilot will not light,
ensure the the gap at the electrode and pilot is one-eighth (1/8) inch to have a
strong spark. If the gap is OK, replace the pilot.
c. No gas or low gas
pressure.
Check the remote shut-off valvess from the fireplace. Usually, there is a valve near
the gas main. There can be more than one (1) valve between the fireplace and the
main.
d. No LP in tank.
Check the LP (propane) tank. You may be out of fuel.
a. Defective
thermocouple.
Check that the pilot flame impinges on the thermocouple. Clean and/or adjust the
pilot for maximum flame impingement.
Ensure that the thermocouple connection at the gas valve is fully inserted and tight
(hand tighten plus 1/4 turn).
Disconnect the thermocouple from the valve, place one millivolt meter lead wire on
the tip of the thermcouple and the other meter lead wire on the thermocouple
copper lead. Start the pilot and hold the valve knob in. If the millivolt reading is less
than 15mV, replace the thermocouple.
3. The pilot is
burning, there is no
gas burner, the valve
knob is in the ON
position, and the
ON/OFF switch is in
the ON position.
b. Defective valve.
If the thermocouple is producing more than 15 millivolts, replace faulty valve.
a. ON/OFF switch or
wires defective.
Check the ON/OFF switch and wires for proper connections. Place the jumper
wires across the terminals at the switch. If the burner comes on, replace the
defective switch. If the switch is OK, place the jumper wires across the switch wires
at the gas valve. If the burner comes on, the wires are faulty or connections are
bad.
b. Thermopile may
not be generating
sufficient millivoltage.
If the pilot flame is not close enough physically to the thermopile, adjust the pilot
flame.
Be sure the wire connections from the thermopile at the gas valve terminals are
tight and that the thermopile is fully inserted into the pilot bracket.
Check the thermopile with a millvolt meter. Take the reading at TH-TP&TP
terminals of the gas valve. The meter should read 325 millivolts minimum, while
holding the valve knob depressed in the pilot position, with the pilot lit, and the
ON/OFF switch in the OFF position. Replace the faulty thermopile if the reading is
below the specified minimum.
With the pilot in the ON position, disconnect the thermopile leads from the valve.
Take a reading at the thermopile leads. The reading should be 325 millivolts
minimum. Replace the thermopile if the reading is below the minimum.
c. Defective valve.
Turn the valve knob to the ON position. Place the ON/OFF switch in the ON
position. Check the millivolt meter a the thermopile terminals. The millivolt meter
should read greater than 125mV. If the reading is acceptable, and if the burner
does not come on, replace the gas valve.
d. Plugged burner
orifice.
Check the burner orifice for stoppage. Remove stoppage.
e. Wall switch or
wires are defective.
Follow the corrective action in Symptom and Possible Cause 1.a above. Check
the switch and wiring. Replace where defective.
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Troubleshooting
Symptom
(continued)
Possible Cause
Corrective Action
3. (Continued)
f. High limit switch is defective or
has reached its maximum
temperature.
Allow the unit to cool. If the burner remains lit after the fireplace warms
up, the switch is good.
4. Frequent pilot
outage problem.
a. Pilot flame may be too high or
too low, or blowing (high),
causing pilot safety to drop out.
Clean and adjust the pilot flame for maximum flame impingement on
thermocouple. Follow lighting instructions carefully.
5. The pilot and main
burner extinguish
while in operation.
a. No LP in tank.
Check the LP (propane) tank. Refill the fuel tank.
b. Inner vent pipe leaking exhaust
gases back into the system.
Check for gas leaks.
c. Horizontal vent improperly
pitched.
The horizontal vent cap should slope down only enough to prevent any
water from entering the unit. The maximum downwards lope is 1/4 inch.
d. Glass too loose and air tight
packet leaks in corners after
usage.
Tighten the corner.
e. Bad thermopile or
thermocouple.
Replace if necessary.
f. Improper vent cap installation.
Check for proper installation and freedom from debris or blockage.
a. Flame impingement.
Adjust the log set so that the flame does not excessively impinge on it.
b. Improper venturi setting.
Adjust the air shutter at the base of the burner.
c. Debris around venturi.
Inspect the opening at the base of the burner. NO MATERIAL SHOULD
BE PLACED IN THIS OPENING.
a. Insufficient oxygen being
supplied.
Ensure that the vent cap is installed properly and free of debris. Ensure
that the vent system joints are tight and have no leaks.
6. Glass soots.
7. Flame burns blue
and lifts off burner.
Ensure that no debris has been placed at the base of, or in the area of
the air holes in the center of the base pan beneath the burner.
Ensure that the glass is tightened properly on the unit, particularly on top
corners.
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Lifetime Warranty
LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY
The Hearth & Home Technologies limited Lifetime Warranty guarantees that the following components will work as
designed for the lifetime of the stove or Hearth & Home Technologies will repair or replace them. These items include but
are not limited to steel and cast iron components, all gas burners, gas logs, combustion chambers, heat exchanger
systems, stainless steel firebox components, plating, doors, glass damaged by thermal breakage, steel baffle supports,
steel and ceramic baffles and manifold tubes. Labor is for the first five years.
THREE YEAR WARRANTY
Our EZ Clean firepots are covered under Hearth & Home Technologies three-year warranty program. Labor is for 3 years.
TWO YEAR WARRANTY
All electrical components such as but not limited to blowers, wiring, vacuum switches, speed controls, control boxes,
thermodisc switches, pilot assembly, gas valves, thermostats and remotes are covered under Hearth & Home Technologies
two-year warranty program.
ONE YEAR WARRANTY
Porcelain finishes are warranted against manufacturer defects for one year. Labor to repair or replace these parts is
covered for one year, reimbursed per our warranty service fee schedule.
CONDITIONS
This warranty is nontransferable and is made to the original retail purchaser only provided that the purchase was made
through an authorized dealer of Hearth & Home Technologies It must be installed and operated at all times in accordance
with the Installation and Operating Instructions furnished with this product, as well as any applicable local and national
codes. Any alteration, willful abuse, accident, or misuse of the product shall nullify this warranty.
Labor to repair or replace items covered under the limited Lifetime Warranty will be covered for the first five years per our
warranty service fee reimbursement schedule. Parts covered under the limited Lifetime Warranty will be covered for the
lifetime of the appliance up to a maximum of ten (10) years after Hearth & Home Technologies discontinues the model and
two (2) years for optional accessories. Adjustments, regular maintenance, cleaning and temporary repairs do not qualify
for a service call fee and will not be covered. The replacement of consumer replaceable items and installation of upgraded
component parts do not quality for a service call fee, and will not be covered.
This limited Lifetime Warranty does not extend to or include surface finish on the appliance, door gasketing, glass
gasketing, firebrick, kaowool or other ceramic insulating materials. It does not cover installation or operational-related
problems such as overfiring, use of corrosive driftwood, downdrafts or spillage caused by environmental conditions,
nearby trees, buildings, hilltops, mountains, inadequate venting or ventilation, excessive offsets, or negative air pressures
caused by mechanical systems such as furnaces, fans, clothes dryers, etc.
Any installation, construction, transportation, or other related costs or expenses arising from defective part(s), repair,
replacement, etc., will not be covered by this warranty, nor will Hearth & Home Technologies assume responsibility for
them. Further, Hearth & Home Technologies will not be responsible for any incidental, indirect, or consequential damages,
except as results in damage to the interior or exterior of the building in which this appliance is installed. This limited
Lifetime Warranty does not apply to the venting components, hearth components or other accessories used in conjunction
with the installation of this product not manufactured by Hearth & Home Technologies
This warranty is void if the stove has been overfired or operated in atmospheres contaminated by chlorine, fluorine, or
other damaging chemicals, the stove is subjected to prolonged periods of dampness or condensation, or there is any
damage to the stove or other components due to water or weather damage which is the result of, but not limited to,
improper chimney or venting installation. Hearth & Home Technologies may, at its discretion, fully
discharge all obligations with respect to this warranty by either repairing or replacing the unit, or
refunding the wholesale price of the defective part(s).
This limited Lifetime Warranty is effective on all appliances sold after May 1, 2002 and supersedes
any and all warranties currently in existence.
250-8620C
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