Comfort Flame CHDV32NR Installation manual

ComfortFlame
TM
by FMI PRODUCTS, LLC
DIRECT-VENT FIREPLACE
OWNER’S OPERATION AND INSTALLATION MANUAL
PFS
®
US
NATURAL GAS
CHDV32NR
WARNING: If the information in this manual is not
followed exactly, a fire or explosion may result causing
property damage, personal injury or loss of life.
— Do not store or use gasoline or other ­flammable
vapors and liquids in the ­vicinity of this or any other
appliance.
— WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS
• Do not try to light any appliance.
• Do not touch any electrical switch; do not use any
phone in your building.
• Immediately call your gas supplier from a neighbor’s
phone. Follow the gas supplier’s instructions.
• If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the fire
department.
— Installation and service must be performed by a qualified installer, service agency or the gas supplier.
INSTALLER: Leave this manual with the appliance
CONSUMER: Retain this manual for future reference.
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Table of Contents
Safety................................................................... 2
Local Codes......................................................... 4
Product Identification............................................ 4
Product Features.................................................. 4
Pre-Installation Preparation.................................. 5
Location of Termination Cap................................. 7
Venting Installation............................................... 8
Fireplace Installation.......................................... 18
Operation............................................................ 27
Inspecting Burners............................................. 29
Cleaning and Maintenance................................. 29
Troubleshooting . ............................................... 31
Specifications..................................................... 35
Replacement Parts............................................. 35
Service Hints...................................................... 35
Technical Service............................................... 35
Parts................................................................... 36
Accesories.......................................................... 40
Warranty...............................................Back Cover
Safety
WARNING: Improper
installation, adjustment,
alteration, service or
maintenance can cause
injury or property damage. Refer to this manual
for correct installation
and operational procedures. For assistance or
additional information
consult a qualified installer, service agency or
the gas supplier.
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, unless
a certified kit is used.
* Aftermarket: Completion of sale, not for
purpose of resale, from the manufacturer
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State of Massachusetts:
The installation must
be made by a licensed
plumber or gas fitter in
the Commonwealth of
Massachusetts.
Installation and service must
be performed by a qualified
installer, service agency or the
gas supplier.
WARNING: This product
contains and/or generates
chemicals known to the State
of California to cause cancer or
birth defects, or other reproductive harm.
IMPORTANT: Read this owner’s
manual carefully and completely
before trying to assemble, operate or service this fireplace.
Improper use of this fireplace
can cause serious injury or
death from burns, fire, explosion, electrical shock and carbon
monoxide poisoning.
danger: Carbon Monoxide
poisoning may lead to death.
This fireplace must be installed by a qualified
(certified or licensed) service person. It has
a sealed gas combustion chamber that uses
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a coaxial pipe (pipe within a pipe and having
the same center) venting system. It brings in
fresh air for combustion through the outer pipe
and combustion gases are exhausted through
the inner pipe. If the glass door assembly and
venting pipe are not properly seated, connected, and sealed, carbon monoxide leakage
(spillage) can occur.
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: Early signs of
carbon monoxide poisoning resemble the flu,
with headaches, dizziness, or nausea. If you
have these signs, the fireplace may not have
been installed properly. Get fresh air at once!
Have fireplace inspected and serviced by a
qualified service person. Some people are more
affected by carbon monoxide than others. These
include pregnant women, people with heart or
lung disease or anemia, those under the influence of alcohol, and those at high altitudes.
Propane/LP and Natural Gas: Propane/
LP and natural gases are odorless. An odormaking agent is added to the gas. The odor
helps you detect a gas leak. However, the
odor added to the gas can fade. Gas may be
present even though no odor exists.
Make certain you read and understand all
warnings. Keep this manual for reference. It
is your guide to safe and proper operation of
this fireplace.
WARNING: Any change to
this fireplace or it’s controls can
be dangerous. Do not modify
this fireplace under any circumstances. Any parts removed for
servicing must be replaced prior
to operating fireplace.
WARNING: 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.
WARNING: Do not use a blower insert, heat exchanger insert
or other accessory not approved
for use with this fireplace.
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WARNING: Do not allow fans
to blow directly into the fireplace.
Avoid any drafts that alter burner
flame patterns.
Due to high temperatures, the
appliance should be located out
of traffic and away from furniture
and draperies.
Do not place clothing or other
flammable material on or near
the appliance. Never place any
objects on the appliance.
Do not use this fireplace to cook
food or burn paper or other flammable material.
This fireplace reaches high temperatures. Keep children and
adults away from hot surface to
avoid burns or clothing ignition.
Fireplace will remain hot for a
time after shutdown. Allow surface to cool before touching.
Carefully supervise young children when they are in the room
with fireplace.
Keep the area around your
fireplace clear of combustible
materials, gasoline and other
flammable vapor or liquids. Do
not run fireplace where these
are used or stored.
1. For propane/LP fireplace, do not place
propane/LP supply tank(s) inside any
structure. Locate propane/LP supply
tank(s) outdoors. To prevent performance
problems, do not use propane/LP fuel tank
of less than 100 lb. capacity.
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Local Codes
Continued
Install and use fireplace with care. Follow all
local codes. In the absence to local codes,
use the current National Fuel Gas Code ANSI
Z223.1/NFPA 54* (USA).
*Available from:
American National Standards Institute, Inc.
1430 Broadway
New York, NY 10018
National Fire Protection Association, Inc.
Batterymarch Park
Quincy, MA 02269
2. If you smell gas
•shut off gas supply
•do not try to light any appliance
•do not touch any electrical switch; do not
use any phone in your building
•immediately call your gas supplier from
a neighbor’s phone. Follow the gas supplier's instructions
•if you cannot reach you gas supplier, call
the fire department.
3. Never install the fireplace
•in a recreational vehicle
•in windy or drafty areas where curtains
or other combustible (flammable) objects
can make contact with the fireplace
front
•in high traffic areas
4. Turn appliance off and let cool before
servicing, installing or repairing. Only a
qualified service person should install,
service or repair this fireplace. Have fireplace inspected annually by a qualified
service person.
5. You must keep control compartments,
burners and circulating air passages
clean. More frequent cleaning may be
needed due to excessive lint and dust
from carpeting, bedding material, etc.
Turn off the gas valve and pilot light before
cleaning fireplace.
6. Have venting system inspected annually by
a qualified service person. If needed, have
venting system cleaned or repaired. See
Cleaning and Maintenance, page 30.
7. Do not use any solid fuels (wood, coal,
paper, cardboard, etc.) in this fireplace.
8. This appliance, when installed, must be
electrically grounded in accordance with
local codes or, in the absence of local
codes, with the National Electrical Code,
ANSI/NFPA 70.
9. Do not use fireplace if any part has been
exposed to or under water. Immediately
call a qualified service person to arrange
for replacement of the unit.
10.Do not operate fireplace if any log is
broken.
11.Do not operate fireplace with glass door
removed, cracked or broken.
12.Provide adequate clearances around air
openings.
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Product
Identification
Upper Louver
Panel
Flue Collar
Log Set
Nailing
Flange
Glass Door
Assembly
Glowing
Embers
Piezo
Ignitor
Lower
Louver
Panel
Control
Valve
Grate
Assembly
Lava Rock
ON/OFF/
REMOTE
Blower Switch
Switch (Optional (Optional
Installation)
Installation)
Figure 1 - Tudor Direct-Vent Fireplace
with Millivolt Ignition
Product Features
These are a few facts that can help you understand and enjoy your direct-vent fireplace:
• The venting system may be routed to the
outside of your home in several ways. It may
vent through the roof (vertical) or it may vent
to an outside/exterior wall (horizontal). The
vent pipe installation is very important to
allow for proper operation. You must follow
the venting instructions very carefully for
either vertical or horizontal applications.
• This fireplace may be installed in any room
of your house provided all local codes and
these installation instructions are followed.
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• This fireplace does not require electricity
to operate.
• Only the blower requires electricity if installed and if you plan to install the blower
at a later date, do not forget to wire the
outlet at the bottom of the fireplace when
framing.
• A piezo ignitor and ceramic electrode create spark to ignite the pilot light. It does not
require any matches, batteries or any other
sources of ignition to light the pilot.
• Each time you turn on your fireplace, you
may notice some amount of condensation
on the inside of the fireplace glass. This
is normal and will disappear after 10-20
minutes of operation.
• Your direct-vent gas fireplace system
(fireplace and venting) is a balanced and
sealed gas operating unit. It requires approximately 10-20 minutes of operating
time before the flame pattern stabilizes.
Pre-Installation
Preparation
Location and space
requirements
Determine the safest and most efficient location for your FMI PRODUCTS, LLC direct-vent
fireplace. Make sure that rafters and wall
studs are not in the way of the venting system.
Choose a location where the heat output is
not affected by drafts, air conditioning ducts,
windows or doors. Figure 2 shows some common locations. Be aware of all restrictions and
precautions before deciding the exact location
for your fireplace and termination cap.
When deciding the location of your fireplace,
follow these rules:
• Do not connect this fireplace venting to a
chimney flue serving a separate solid-fuel
burning fireplace or appliance.
• Due to high temperatures, do not locate this
fireplace in high traffic areas, windy or drafty
areas or near furniture or draperies.
• Proper clearances must be maintained.
• If your fireplace is to be installed directly on
carpeting, vinyl tile or any combustible material other than wood, it must be installed
on a metal or wood panel extending the
full width and depth of the fireplace. See
Figure 3.
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• Your fireplace is designed to be used in
zero clearance installations. Wall or framing
material can be placed directly against any
exterior surface on the back, sides or top of
your fireplace, except where standoff spacers
are integrally attached. If standoff spacers
are attached to your fireplace, these spacers
can be placed directly against wall or framing
material. See framing details on page 6.
• If you plan on installing a television or
entertainment center recessed above
your fireplace, it is recommended that you
maintain a minimum 18" above top of louver
opening.
• When locating termination cap, it is important to observe the minimum clearances
shown in Figure 7, page 7.
• If recessing into a wall, you can avoid extra
framing by positioning your fireplace against
an already existing framing member.
• Do not recess termination cap into a wall
or siding.
• You may paint the termination cap with 450º
F (232º C) heat-resistant paint to coordinate
with the exterior finish.
• There must not be any obstruction such
as bushes, garden sheds, fences, decks
or utility buildings within 24" from the front
of the termination cap.
• Do not locate termination cap where excessive snow or ice build up may occur. Be sure
to clear vent termination area after snow falls
to prevent accidental blockage of venting
system. When using snow blowers, do not
direct snow towards vent termination area.
Flush with a wall
Through exterior wall
enclosed in a chase
Corner
installation
Figure 2 - Common Fireplace Locations
1
22
/2"
RW
16D5/8"
3
34FW
/8"
Figure 3 - Fireplace Bottom Dimensions
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Preparation
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Clearances
Minimum clearances to combustibles for the
fireplace are as follows:
*Back and sides
0"
Perpendicular walls
6"
Floor
0"
Ceiling to louver opening
42"
Front
36"
Top of Standoffs
0"
Vent
(See venting instructions for
specific venting clearances.)
Combustible material with a maximum thickness of 5/8" may be flush with the top front of
fireplace.
* For back and sides of fireplace, do not pack
with insulation or other materials. 0" clearance to combustible materials are for framing
purpose only.
NOTICE: This fireplace is intended for use as supplemental
heat. Use this fireplace along
with your primary heating system. Do not install this fireplace
as your primary heat source.
If you have a central heating
system, you may run system’s
circulating blower while using
fireplace. This will help circulate
the heat throughout the house.
In the event of a power outage,
you can use this fireplace as a
heat source.
323/8"
345/8"
19"
Figure 4 - Framing Clearances for
Installation Against an Exterior Wall
39C3/8"
9D1/2"
13B5/8"
28 / "
1
A2
97/8"
E
F 3/8"
34
34G5/8"
Nailing
Nailing Tabs
Tabs
1
H /8"
54
Figure 5 - Framing Clearances for Corner
Installation
1
2
3
A
4
B
Wall
5
C
D
6
E
7
F
G
Top of Louver
Opening
framing and finishing
Figure 4 shows typical framing of this fireplace.
Figure 5 shows framing for corner installation.
All minimum clearances must be met.
For available accessories for this fireplace,
see Accessories on page 36. If you are using
a separate combustible mantel piece, refer to
Figure 6 for proper installation height. You can
install noncombustible mantels at any height
above the fireplace.
Note: Noncombustible mantels may discolor!
Ref.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Mantel
Depth
14"
12"
10"
8"
6"
4"
2"
Ref.
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
Mantel from Top of
Louver Opening
16"
14"
12"
10"
8"
6"
4"
Figure 6 - Clearances for Combustible
Mantels
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Location of Termination Cap
N
N
D
H
V
L
E
B
C
Fixed
Closed
F
B
Openable Fixed
Closed
V
Openable
V
I
V
G
B
V
B
B
J
V
G
X
G
M
A
V
K
X
V
A
V TERMINATION CAP
X AIR SUPPLY INLET
G GAS METER
RESTRICTED AREA
(TERMINATION PROHIBITED)
I = clearance to service regulator vent outlet [*72" (182.9 cm)
A = clearance above grade, veranda, porch, deck, or
minimum]
balcony [*12" (30.5 cm) minimum]
J = clearance to non-mechanical air supply inlet to building
B = clearance to window or door that may be opened
or the combustion air inlet to any other fireplace
[6" (15 cm) min. for 10,000 Btu or less; 9" (23 cm) in US
[6" (15 cm) min. for 10,000 Btu or less; 9" (23 cm) in US
if between 10,000 and 50,000, 12" (30 cm) in Canada
if between 10,000 and 50,000, 12" (30 cm) in Canada
if between 10,000 and 100,000; 12" (30 cm) in US if
if between 10,000 and 100,000; 12" (30 cm) in US if
greater than 50,000, 36" (91 cm) in Canada if greater
greater than 50,000, 36" (91 cm) in Canada if greater
than 100,000]
than 100,000]
C = clearance to permanently closed window
K = clearance to a mechanical air supply inlet [*In Canada,
[minimum 12" (30.5 cm) recommended to prevent
6 ft. (1.83m) minimum; In US 3 ft. (91 cm) above if within
condensation on window]
10 ft. (3 m) horizontally]
D = vertical clearance to ventilated soffit located above the
terminal within a horizontal distance of 24" (61 cm) from L = † clearance above paved side-walk or a paved driveway
located on public property [*84" (213.3 cm) minimum]
the center-line of the terminal [18" (45.7 cm) minimum]
E = clearance to unventilated soffit [12" (30.5 cm) minimum] M = clearance under veranda, porch, deck
[*12" (30.5 cm) minimum ‡]
F = clearance to outside corner (see below)
N = clearance above a roof shall extend a minimum of
G = clearance to inside corner (see below)
24" (61 cm) above the highest point when it passes
H = *not to be installed above a meter/regulator assembly
through the roof surface and any other obstruction within
within 36" (91.4 cm) horizontally from the center line
a horizontal distance of 18" (45.7 cm)
of the regulator
† vent shall not terminate directly above a side-walk or paved driveway which is located between two
single family dwellings and serves both dwellings*
‡ only permitted if veranda, porch, deck or balconey is fully open on a minimum of 2 sides beneath the floor*
* as specified in CAN/CSA B149 (.1 or .2) Installation Codes (1991) for Canada and U.S.A.
Note: Local codes or regulations may require different clearances
Termination Clearances for Buildings with Combustible and Noncombustible Exteriors
Inside Corner
Outside Corner
Recessed Location
D
C
A
C
E
A = 6" (15.2 cm)
V
V
V
B = 6" (15.2 cm)
B
Balcony with No Side Wall
Balcony with Perpendicular Side Wall
H
G
V
V
J
G = 12" (30.5 cm) minimum clearance
Combustible &
Noncombustible
H = 24" (61 cm)
J = 20" (50.8 cm)
C = Maximum depth of 48" (121.9 cm)
for recessed location
D = Minimum width for back wall of
recessed location Combustible - 38" (965 mm)
Noncombustible - 24" (61 cm)
E = Clearance from corner in
recessed locationCombustible - 6" (15.2 cm)
Noncombustible - 2" (5.1 cm)
Figure 7 - Minimum Clearances for Termination Cap
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Venting Installation
NOTICE: Read these instructions completely before attempting installation.
These models are tested and approved for
use with FMI PRODUCTS, LLC (direct-vent)
pipe components and terminations.
The venting system must terminate on the
outside of the structure and can not be attached to a chimney or flue system serving a
separate solid fuel or gas burning appliance.
A direct-vent appliance must have its own
venting system. DO NOT common vent this
appliance.
These models are approved to be vented
either horizontally through an outside wall or
vertically through a roof or chase enclosure
using the following guidelines:
• When venting system terminates horizontally on an outside wall, you may install
a standoff if the termination cap is to be
installed directly on a combustible finish
such as vinyl, wood, stucco, etc.
• Never run the vent downward as this may
cause excessive temperatures which
could cause a fire.
• Vent pipe air space clearances to combustibles are 1" on all sides except on the
horizontal sections, which requires 2" clearance from the top of the pipe. Where the
termination cap penetrates a combustible
wall, 1" air space clearance is required.
• Snorkel terminations are required when
minimum clearance to grade cannot be
met (see Figure 16 on page 12).
• Have fireplace and selected vent components on hand to help determine the exact
measurements when elbowing or offsetting.
Always use wall firestops when penetrating
walls and firestops when penetrating ceilings or attic spaces.
• If using a venting configuration of only
horizontal venting with no vertical run, a
1/4" rise for every 12" of run toward the
termination is required.
WARNING: Read all instructions completely and thoroughly
before attempting installation.
Failure to do so could result in
serious injury, property damage
or loss of life.
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NOTICE: Failure to follow these instructions will void the warranty.
NOTICE: Do not seal termination
cap to vent pipe. Cap must be
removable for vent inspection
and maintenance.
Installation Precautions
• Wear gloves and safety glasses for protection
• Use extreme caution when using ladders
or when on roof tops
• Be aware of electrical wiring locations in
walls and ceilings
The following actions will void the warranty
on your venting system:
• Installation of any damaged venting component
• Unauthorized modification of the venting
system (Do not cut or alter vent components)
• Installation of any component part not
manufactured or approved by FMI PRODUCTS, LLC.
• Installation other than as instructed by
these instructions
WARNING: This gas fireplace
and vent assembly must be
vented directly to the outside.
The venting system must NEVER
be attached to a chimney serving a separate solid fuel burning
appliance. Each direct-vent gas
appliance must use a separate
vent system. Do not use common vent systems.
WARNING: Vent pipe air
space clearances to combustibles are 1" on all sides except
on the horizontal sections,
which require 2" clearances
from the top of the pipe. Where
the termination cap penetrates
a combustible wall, 1" air space
clearance is required.
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INSTALLATION PLANNING
There are two basic types of direct-vent
installation:
• Horizontal Termination
• Vertical Termination
Horizontal Termination Installation
IMPORTANT: Horizontal square terminations
require only inner portion of wall firestop.
Horizontal installations using round termination require exterior portion of wall firestop
available only in vent kit HTK (see Figure
14, page 11).
1. Set fireplace in its desired location and determine the route your horizontal venting
will take. Do not secure fireplace until all
venting has been installed. Some installations require sliding fireplace in and out
of position to make final venting connections. Figures 14 through 18 on pages 10
through 13 show different configurations
for venting with horizontal termination that
will help you decide which application best
suits your installation. Check to see if wall
studs or roof rafters are in the path of your
desired venting route. If they are, you may
want to adjust location of fireplace.
2. Direct vent pipe sections and components
are designed with special twist-lock connections.
Twist-Lock Procedure: Female ends of
pipes have locking lugs (indentations).
These lugs will slide straight into matching slots on male ends of adjacent pipes.
Push pipe sections together and twist
one section clockwise approximately onequarter turn until sections are fully locked
(see Figure 8). Note: Horizontal runs of
vent must be supported every three feet.
Use wall straps for this purpose.
3. Use a 45° elbow to connect venting system to fireplace flue collar. The elbow is
designed to be twist-locked onto the flue
collar as described in step 2.
IMPORTANT: Do not attempt to alter
configuration of elbow by cutting, twisting,
bending, etc.
4. Assemble desired combination of pipe
and elbows to fireplace flue collar. If there
are long portions of venting run, preassembled pipe sections may be installed
as subassemblies for convenience.
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5. Carefully determine the location where
vent pipe assembly will penetrate outside
wall. The center of hole should line up with
center line of horizontal vent pipe. Mark
wall for a 10" x 10" square hole. Cut and
frame square hole in exterior wall where
vent will be terminated. If wall being penetrated is constructed of noncombustible
material, such as masonry block or concrete, a 7 3/4" hole with zero clearance is
acceptable (see Figure 9).
Male
Slots
Female
Locking Lugs
Figure 8 - Vent Pipe Connections
Vent Opening
Combustible Wall
10" Inside Framing
10"
10"
Vent Opening
Noncombustible Wall
(Framing
Detail)
7 3/4"
Center of
Hole
Figure 9 - Vent Opening Requirements
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Venting Installation
Apply Mastic to
All Four Sides
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WARNING: Do not recess
vent termination into any wall.
This will cause a fire hazard.
6. Noncombustible Exterior Wall: Position horizontal vent cap in the center of 7
3
/4" round hole and attach to exterior wall
with four wood screws provided. Before
attaching vent cap to exterior wall, run a
bead of non-hardening mastic (pliable
sealant) around outside edges to make a
seal between it and outside wall.
Note: The four wood screws provided
should be replaced with appropriate fasteners for stucco, brick, concrete or other
types of sidings.
Combustible Exterior Wall: For vinyl
siding, stucco or wood exteriors, a siding
standoff may be installed between vent
cap and exterior wall. The siding standoff
prevents excessive heat from damaging
siding materials. Siding material must be
cut to accommodate standoff. Bolt vent
cap to standoff. Apply non-hardening
mastic around outside edge of standoff.
Position standoff/cap assembly in the
center of the 10" square hole and attach
to exterior wall with wood screws provided
(see Figure 11). Siding standoff must sit
flush against exterior fascia material.
7. Combustible Exterior Wall Only: Slide
wall firestop over vent pipe before connecting horizontal run to vent cap (see
Figure 12).
8. Carefully move fireplace, with vent assembly attached, toward wall and insert
vent pipe into horizontal termination. Pipe
overlap should be a minimum of 1 1/4" (see
Figure 13, page 11).
9. Combustible Exterior Wall Only: Slide
wall firestop against interior wall surface
and attach with screws provided. See Figure 13, page 11, for horizontal termination
details.
10.Place fireplace into position and shim with
noncombustible material if needed. Nail or
screw side flanges to framing to secure
unit in place. IMPORTANT: Make sure fireplace is level before securing. If fireplace
is not level it will not work properly.
10
Vent Cap
Wood Screw
Figure 10 - Installing Horizontal Vent Cap
(Noncombustible Exterior)
Cut Siding Away to
Fit Standoff
Standoff
Wood
Screw
Vent
Cap
Apply Mastic to
All Four Sides
Screws
Figure 11 - Installing Siding Standoff
(Combustible Exterior Wall)
Interior Wall
Surface
Wall
Firestop
Vent Cap
(Horizontal
Termination)
Horizontal
Vent Pipe
Figure 12 - Connecting Vent Cap with
Horizontal Vent Pipe
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Venting Installation
Continued
Minimum Pipe
Overlap 11/4"
Direct-Vent
Pipe
Siding Standoff
Screws
Wall
Firestop
Maintain 1"
Minimum Air
Space Around
Outer Pipe When
Penetrating a Wall
GROUND FLOOR INSTALLATION
Recommended Applications:
• Installation using cabinet surrounds
• Through the wall using round or square
termination (up to 12" horizontal pipe)
• NOT FOR CORNER INSTALLATION
Adjustable
Horizontal Pipe 12" Max.
High Wind
Square
Termination
Wall Firestop
High Wind
Termination
Apply
Mastic to
Outside
Edge of
Standoff
10" x 10" Framed
Opening
Exterior Wall with Vinyl Siding
Figure 13 - Typical Horizontal
Termination Cap Mounting with
Additional Siding Standoff Installed
Square Termination
Vertical (V)
Horizontal (H)
29" min.
45° Elbow
Wall
Firestop
Horizontal Termination Configurations
Figures 14 through 18 show different configurations and alternatives for venting with horizontal
termination. Each figure includes a chart with
critical minimum and maximum dimensions
which MUST be met. IMPORTANT: If using
a venting configuration of only horizontal
venting with no vertical run, a 1/4" rise for
every 12" of run toward the termination is
required.
NOTICE: Do not seal termination
cap to vent pipe. Cap must be
removable for vent inspection
and maintenance.
WARNING: Never run vent
downward as this may cause
excessive temperatures which
could cause a fire. Operation of
improperly installed and maintained venting system could
result in serious injury, property
damage or loss of life.
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45° Elbow
17" Max.
Exterior Portion
of Wall Firestop
(Round
Termination
Only)
Slide Ring
Over Elbow
to Complete
Connection
Round
Termination
Cap
Round Termination
(Kit HTK Shown)
* If installing this fireplace at altitudes of
4000 feet and above, it is recommended
that an additional vertical height of 6" be
added to the vent system.
Figure 14 - Horizontal Termination
Configuration for Square and Round
Terminations
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Continued
CORNER AND ALTERNATE INSTALLATION
Recommended Applications:
• Corner ground floor installation
• Ground floor installation where pipe vents horizontally through wall (over 12" horizontal pipe)
• Basement installation where one foot clearance from ground to termination is possible
Not to Exceed (H) Limits 90° Elbow
Square
Termination
Not to Exceed
(H) Limits
90° Elbow
Wall
Firestop
As Required
for (V), See
Chart for
Pipe Section
Required
Square
Termination
12" Min.
45° Elbow
Wall
Firestop
Vertical (V)
Required
Vertical Pipe
Horizontal (H)
*40 1/2" min.
51 1/2" min.
63 1/2" min.
75 1/2" min.
87 1/2" min.
None
1 ft.
2 ft.
3 ft.
4 ft.
30" max.
48" max.
60" max.
84" max.
20' max.
45° Elbow
* Ground Floor Corner Venting
Figure 15 - Horizontal Termination Configuration for Corner Installation Using One
90° Elbow
SNORKEL TERMINATION INSTALLATION
Recommended Applications:
• Installations requiring a vertical rise on building exterior
• Any installation using snorkel termination to achieve one foot above ground
Snorkel terminations are available for installations requiring a vertical rise on the exterior of the building. If
installing snorkel termination below grade, you must provide proper drainage to prevent water from entering
snorkel termination (see Figure 16). Do not back fill around snorkel termination.
Snorkel
Termination
Wall
Snorkel Termination
Firestop
Snorkel Termination
90° Elbow
12" Min.
12" Min.
12"
Min.
45° Elbow
Adequate
Drainage
Figure 16 - Snorkel Termination Configurations for Below Ground Installation
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Continued
HORIZONTAL SYSTEM INSTALLATION
USING TWO 90° ELBOWS
The following configurations show the minimum
vertical rise requirements for a horizontal system using two 90° elbows.
45° Elbow
Venting with Two 90° Elbows
Horizontal (H1) +
Vertical (V) Horizontal (H1)
Horizontal (H2)
5' min.
6' min.
7' min.
8' min.
20' max.
2' max.
4' max.
6' max.
8' max.
8' max.
6' max.
12' max.
18' max.
20' max.
20' max.
Figure 17 - Horizontal Termination Configuration for Venting Using Two 90° Elbows
Venting with Two 90° Elbows
Horizontal (H1) +
Horizontal (H2)
Vertical (V)
5' min.
6' min.
7' min.
8' min.
20' max.
6' max.
12' max.
18' max.
20' max.
20' max.
45° Elbow
Figure 18 - Horizontal Termination Configuration for Venting Using Two 90° Elbows
with Termination at 90° with Fireplace
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Venting Installation
Continued
installation for vertical
termination
Note: Vertical restrictor must be installed in
all vertical installations.
1. Determine the route your vertical venting
will take. If ceiling joists, roof rafters or
other framing will obstruct the venting
system, consider an offset (see Figure 19)
to avoid cutting load bearing members.
Note: Pay special attention to these installation instructions for required clearances
(air space) to combustibles when passing
through ceilings, walls, roofs, enclosures,
attic rafters, etc. Do not pack air spaces
with insulation. Also note maximum vertical rise of the venting system and any
maximum horizontal offset limitations.
2. Set the fireplace in desired location. Drop
a plumb line down from the ceiling to the
position of the fireplace exit flue. Mark the
center point where the vent will penetrate
the ceiling. Drill a small locating hole at
this point.
Drop a plumb line from the inside of the
roof to the locating hole in the ceiling.
Mark the center point where the vent will
penetrate the roof. Drill a small locating
hole at this point.
Roof Flashing
Flat Ceiling Installation
1. Cut a 10" square hole in the ceiling using
the locating hole as a center point. The
opening should be framed to 10" x 10"
inside dimensions, as shown in Figure 9
on page 9 using framing lumber the same
size as the ceiling joists. If the area above
the ceiling is an insulated ceiling or attic
space, nail firestop from the top side. This
prevents loose insulation from falling into
the required clearance space. If the area
above the ceiling is a living space, install
firestop below the framed hole. The firestop
should be installed with no less than three
nails per side (see Figure 20).
2. Assemble the desired lengths of pipe
and elbows necessary to reach from the
fireplace flue up through the firestop. Be
sure all pipe and elbow connections are
fully twist-locked (see Figure 8, page 9).
3. Cut a hole in the roof using the locating
hole as a center point. (Cover any exposed
open vent pipes before cutting hole in roof.)
The 10" x 10" hole must be measured on
the horizontal; actual length may be larger
depending on the pitch of the roof. There
must be a 1" clearance from the vent pipe to
combustible materials. Frame the opening
as shown in Figure 9, page 9.
4. Connect a section of pipe and extend up
through the hole.
If area above is an attic or insulated area,
install firestop above framed hole.
Wall Strap
45° Elbow
Ceiling Firestop
If area above is a living space, install
firestop below framed hole.
Figure 20 - Installing Firestop
Figure 19 - Offset with Wall Strap and 45°
Elbows
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Venting Installation instructions
Continued
Note: If an offset is needed to avoid
obstructions, you must support the vent
pipe every 3 feet. Use wall straps for this
purpose (see Figure 19, page 14). Whenever possible, use 45° elbows instead of
90° elbows. The 45° elbow offers less
restriction to the flow of the flue gases
and intake air.
5. Place the flashing over the pipe section(s)
extending through the roof. Secure the
base of the flashing to the roof and framing with roofing nails. Be sure roofing
material overlaps the top edge of the
flashing as shown in Figure 19, page 14.
There must be a 1" clearance from the
vent pipe to combustible materials.
6. Continue to add pipe sections until the
height of the vent cap meets the minimum
building code requirements described in
Figure 7 on page7
Note: You must increase vent height for
steep roof pitches. Nearby trees, adjoining
rooflines, steep pitched roofs and other
similar factors may cause poor draft or
down-drafting in high winds. Increasing
the vent height may solve this problem.
7. Twist-lock the vent cap onto the last section of vent pipe.
Note: If the vent pipe passes through any occupied areas above the first floor, including
storage spaces and closets, you must enclose
pipe. You may frame and sheetrock the enclosure with standard construction material.
Make sure and meet the minimum allowable
clearances to combustibles. Do not fill any of
the required air spaces with insulation.
Venting with One 90° Elbow
Vertical (V)
Horizontal (H)
5' min.
6' min.
7' min.
8' min.
20' max.
Vertical Termination Configurations
Figures 21 through 24 show four different
configurations for vertical termination.
Venting with Two 90° Elbows
Horizontal (H1) +
Vertical (V)
Horizontal (H2)
5' min.
6' min.
7' min.
8' min.
20' max.
2' max.
4' max.
6' max.
8' max.
8' max.
45° Elbow
2' max.
4' max.
6' max.
8' max.
8' max.
Note: Install restrictor into
inner collar of fireplace as
shown.
45° Elbow
Figure 22 - Vertical Venting
Configuration Using One 90° Elbow
(Vertical Round High Wind Termination
Shown)
Note: Install restrictor
into inner collar of
fireplace as shown.
Figure 21 - Vertical Venting
Configuration Using Two 90° Elbows
with Two Horizontal Runs (Vertical
Round High Wind Termination Shown)
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Venting Installation
Continued
Note: Install
restrictor into
inner collar of
fireplace as
shown.
Vertical Venting
V = 40' max.
Note: Install
restrictor into
inner collar of
fireplace as
shown.
45° Elbow
45° Elbow
Venting with Two 90° Elbows
Vertical (V1)
Horizontal (H)
5' min.
6' min.
7' min.
8' min.
6' max.
12' max.
18' max.
20' max.
Note: Vertical (V1) + Vertical (V2) = 40' max.
Figure 23 - Vertical Venting
Configuration Using Two 90° Elbows
(Vertical Round High Wind Termination
Shown)
High Altitude Installation
Your FMI PRODUCTS, LLC direct-vent
fireplace has been tested and approved for
elevations from 0-2,000 feet.
When installing this fireplace at an elevation
above 2,000 feet, you may need to decrease
the input rating by changing the existing
burner orifice to a smaller size. Reduce input
4% for each 1,000 feet above sea level. Check
with your local gas company for proper orifice
size identification.
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Figure 24 - Vertical Venting
Configuration With No Horizontal Run
(Vertical Round High Wind Termination
Shown)
Consult your local gas company to help determine the proper orifice for your location.
For assistance with any high altitude installation, contact FMI PRODUCTS, LLC at
1-866-328-4537.
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Venting Installation
Continued
Parts list for venting kits
and components
FMI PRODUCTS, LLC Pipe & Vent Kits
Number Description
P47-6
6" Section Coaxial Pipe,
Galvanized
P47-12 12" Section Coaxial Pipe,
Galvanized
P47-24 24" Section Coaxial Pipe,
Galvanized
P47-36 36" Section Coaxial Pipe,
Galvanized
P47-48 48" Section Coaxial Pipe,
Galvanized
PA47-712 Adjustable 7"-12" Section
Coaxial Pipe, Galvanized
VKG-47 Ground Floor Vent Kit, Galvanized
(Includes: 45° Elbow, 7"-12"
Adjustable Pipe, Wall Firestop,
Horizontal Square Termination,
16 Screws)
VKB-47 Basement Vent Kit, Galvanized
(Includes: 45° Elbow, 7"-12"
Adjustable Pipe, Wall Firestop,
Horizontal Square Termination,
4' Pipe, 90° Elbow, 20 Screws)
VKS-47 Snorkel Vent Kit, Galvanized
(Includes: 45° Elbow, 7"-12"
Adjustable Pipe, Wall Firestop,
36" Snorkel Termination, 4' Pipe,
1' Pipe, 90° Elbow, 26 Screws)
VKR-47 Roof Vent Kit, Galvanized
(Includes: 45° Elbow, 7"-12"
Adjustable Pipe, Flue Restrictor,
Vertical High Wind Termination,
2' Pipe, 4' Pipe, Wall Firestop,
Storm Collar, Roof Flashing
[0/12 - 6/12], 26 Screws)
VKC-47 Corner Vent Kit, Galvanized
(Includes 45° Elbow, 7"-12"
Adjustable Pipe, Wall Firestop,
Horizontal Termination, 6" Pipe,
90° Elbow, 18 Screws)
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Number Description
HTK
Horizontal Round Termination Kit
(Includes: Round Termination,
Wall Firestop and 45° Elbow)
HTKS-47 Horizontal Square Termination Kit
(Includes: Square Termination,
Wall Firestop, 45° Elbow)
FMI PRODUCTS, LLC Elbows
Number Description
E47-45 45° Elbow, Galvanized
E47-90 90° Elbow, Galvanized
FMI PRODUCTS, LLC Terminations
Number Description
HT-47
Horizontal Round Termination,
Galvanized
HTS-47 Horizontal Square Termination,
Galvanized
VT-47
Vertical Round Termination,
Galvanized
ST-47-14 14" Snorkel Termination,
Galvanized
ST-47-36 36" Snorkel Termination,
Galvanized
FMI PRODUCTS, LLC Venting
Accessories
Number
SC-47
WF-47
RF-47-6
Description
Storm Collar, Galvanized
Wall Firestop, Galvanized
Roof Flashing - 0 to 6/12 Pitch,
Galvanized
RF-47-12 Roof Flashing - 6/12 to 12/12 Pitch,
Galvanized
VR-47
Vertical Restrictor, Galvanized
S-47
Combustible Siding Standoff,
Galvanized
WS-47
Wall Strap
FP-47
Firestop Plate
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Fireplace
Installation
CHECK GAS TYPE
Use proper gas type for fireplace unit you are
installing. If your gas supply is not correct, do
not install fireplace. See retailer where you purchased the fireplace for proper fireplace according to your gas type or to purchase gas conversion kit (see Accessories, page 36). A conversion
kit is supplied with the CHDV32NR.
Installing optional blower
accessories
NOTICE: If installing blower in
an existing fireplace with gas
connections, shut off gas supply and disconnect heater from
gas supply. Contact a qualified
service person to do this.
WARNING: If there is a duplex
electrical outlet installed in the
right side of the bottom of the
fireplace base area, be sure that
the electrical power to the outlet is
turned off before proceeding with
blower installation. Failure to do
this may result in serious injury.
Model BK Installation
Follow all instructions provided in blower
accessory kit.
1. Attach power cord to blower motor by
firmly pushing two female terminals at end
of power cord onto two spade terminals
on blower motor (see Figure 25).
2. Attach green ground wire from power cord
to blower housing using screw provided
(see Figure 25). Tighten screws securely.
3. Place blower against lower rear wall of
firebox outer wrapper with exhaust port
directed upward. The blower will fit inside
back opening and be held in position against
back wall by magnets (see Figure 25).
4. Be certain that all wire terminals are
securely attached to terminals on blower
motor and screw retaining green ground
wire is tight.
5. Mount speed control box to switch bracket
by placing plastic control shaft forward
through opening in switch bracket (see
Figure 26).
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6. While supporting speed control, secure
control shaft with lock nut by pushing and
turning lock nut with pliers clockwise until
it is tight against front panel. Place control
knob provided on shaft.
7. Turn on power to duplex outlet if previously
turned off per the warning in column 1.
8. Plug in blower power cord.
a. If your firebox is installed as a freestanding unit with an accessory mantel, determine whether power cord will
exit left side or right side of firebox.
Route power cord through exit hole
and plug power cord into a wall receptacle near firebox.
b. If your firebox installation is recessed
and/or pre-wired, plug power cord into
duplex outlet provided. Refer to your
firebox owner’s manual for instructions
on wiring duplex outlet.
CAUTION: Never touch the
blower wheel while in operation.
Blower
Location
Lower Firebox
Cavity
Side View
Spade
Terminals
Exhaust
Port
Green
Ground Wire
Magnetic
Strips
Screw
Figure 25 - Blower Model BK
Switch
Bracket
Speed
Control
Blower
Plug-In
Control Duplex Outlet
Shaft (Located underControl Locknut
neath firebox floor
Knob
against lower right
outside wall)
Figure 26 - Attaching Speed Control to
Firebox
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Continued
9. Check to make sure power cord is completely clear of blower wheel and there are
no other foreign objects in blower wheel.
Turn blower on and check for operation.
Turn blower off by turning knob fully counterclockwise before continuing.
10. Peel off backing paper and stick supplied
wiring diagram decal on firebox bottom
approximately 12" in front of blower (see
Figure 27).
Wiring Diagram
Decal 12" in Front
of Burner
Figure 27 - Location of Wiring Diagram
Decal (Model May Vary from Illustration)
Model BKT Installation
Note: When installing BKT thermostaticallycontrolled blower, you must first secure
thermal switch bracket to blower if it has not
already been factory installed.
1. Place green ground wire with ring terminal
between bottom hole on thermal switch
bracket and top ear hole on blower assembly. Insert phillips screw into all three pieces
and tighten securely (see Figure 28).
2. Connect wire harness and power cord terminals. Connect blue jumper wire to blower
motor terminal and right side terminal of
thermal switch. Connect black wire to left
side of thermal switch and white wire to
other remaining blower motor terminal.
Note: Power cord outer insulation sleeve may
have to be stripped slightly to allow enough wire
length to reach and make all connections. DO
NOT trim excessive length away. Just enable
enough to make all connections securely.
3. Place blower against lower rear wall of firebox
outer wrapper with exhaust port directed
upward and thermodisc positioned up near
fireplace bottom. Thermodisc must be oriented
near fireplace bottom as shown in Figure 28
in order to sense temperature and properly
operate. Blower will be held in position against
back wall by magnets incorporated onto
blower housing (see Figure 28).
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4. Be certain that all wire terminals are
securely attached to terminals on blower
motor and thermal switch, and that screw
for thermodisc bracket and green ground
wire is tight.
5. Mount speed control box against mounting
plate provided in lower fireplace cavity by
placing plastic control shaft forward through
round hole (see Figure 26, page 18).
6. While supporting speed control, secure
control shaft with lock nut by pushing and
turning lock nut with pliers clockwise until
it is tight against mounting plate. Place
control knob provided on shaft (see Figure
26, page 18).
7. Check to make sure power cord is completely clear of blower wheel and that no
other foreign objects are in blower wheel.
Also double check all wire leads and make
sure wire routing is not pinched or in a
precarious position. Correct accordingly.
8. Turn on power to duplex outlet if previously turned off per warning in column 1,
page 18.
9. Plug in blower power cord to duplex outlet.
10.Blower will only run when speed control
knob is in ON position and thermal switch
senses temperature after fireplace begins
to heat up. Blower speed can be adjusted
by rotating control knob. To turn off, turn
knob fully counterclockwise until it clicks off.
If blower is ON and has been running with
fireplace operating, blower will continue to
run for a short time after fireplace has been
turned off. As thermal switch cools down,
blower shuts down automatically.
Power Cord
Thermal
Switch
Bracket
White Wire
Blue Wire
Magnetic
Strips
Air Flow
Direction
Black
Wire
Thermal
Switch
Phillips
Screw
Thermodisc
Ring
Terminal on
Green Wire
Air Flow
Direction
Magnets
Route BKT Blower
Through This Area
Side View Firebox Bottom
Blower
Figure 28 - Blower Model BKT
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Fireplace
Installation
Continued
11. Peel off backing paper and stick supplied
wiring diagram decal on firebox bottom
approximately 12" in front of blower (see
Figure 27, page 19).
Blower Wiring Diagram
CAUTION: Label all wires
prior to disconnection when
servicing controls. Wiring errors
can cause improper and dangerous operation. Verify proper
operation after servicing.
Variable
Fan Switch
Off
1
2
Fan Switch
(N.O.)
Black
On
110/115
V.A.C.
Blue
Black
Blower
Motor
White
Green
Figure 29 - Blower Wiring Diagram for
Thermostat-Controlled Models
Installing Gas Piping to
Fireplace Location
WARNING: A qualified
service person must connect
fireplace to gas supply. Follow
all local codes.
CAUTION: For propane/LP
units, never connect fireplace
directly to the propane/LP supply.
This heater requires an external
regulator (not supplied). Install
the external regulator between the
fireplace and propane/LP supply.
WARNING: For natural
gas, never connect heater to
private (non-utility) gas wells.
This gas is commonly known
as wellhead gas.
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Installation Items Needed
Before installing fireplace, make sure you have
the items listed below.
• external regulator (supplied by installer)
• piping (check local codes)
• sealant (resistant to propane/LP gas)
• equipment shutoff valve *
• test gauge connection *
• sediment trap
• tee joint
• pipe wrench
• approved flexible gas line with gas connector (if allowed by local codes)
* An equipment shutoff valve with 1/8" NPT
tap is an acceptable alternative to test gauge
connection. Purchase the equipment shutoff
valve from your retailer.
For propane/LP connection only, the installer
must supply an external regulator. The external regulator will reduce incoming gas
pressure. You must reduce incoming gas
pressure to between 11" and 14" of water. If
you do not reduce incoming gas pressure,
fireplace regulator damage could occur. Install
external regulator with the vent pointing down
as shown in Figure 30. Pointing the vent down
protects it from freezing rain or sleet.
CAUTION: Use only new,
black iron or steel pipe. Internally-tinned copper tubing may
be used in certain areas. Check
your local codes. Use pipe of
1/2" inside diameter or greater to
allow proper gas volume to fireplace. If pipe is too small, undue
loss of volume will occur.
External
Regulator
with Vent
Pointing
Down
Propane/LP
Supply Tank
Figure 30 - External Regulator with Vent
Pointing Down (Propane/LP Only)
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Fireplace
Installation
Continued
Installation must include an equipment shutoff
valve, union, and plugged 1/8" NPT tap. Locate NPT tap within reach for test gauge hook
up. NPT tap must be upstream from fireplace
(see Figure 31).
IMPORTANT: Install main gas valve (equipment shutoff valve) in an accessible location.
The main gas valve is for turning on or shutting
off the gas to the appliance.
Check your building codes for any special
requirements for locating equipment shutoff
valve to fireplaces.
Apply pipe joint sealant lightly to male NPT
threads. This will prevent excess sealant from
going into pipe. Excess sealant in pipe could
result in clogged fireplace valves.
WARNING: Use pipe joint
sealant that is resistant to liquid
petroleum (LP) gas.
We recommend that you install a sediment
trap/drip leg in supply line as shown in Figure
31. Locate sediment trap/drip leg where it is
within reach for cleaning. Install in piping system between fuel supply and fireplace. Locate
sediment trap/drip leg where trapped matter
is not likely to freeze. A sediment trap traps
moisture and contaminants. This keeps them
from going into fireplace gas controls. If sediment trap/drip leg is not installed or is installed
wrong, fireplace may not run properly.
Approved Flexible
Gas Line
Equipment Shutoff
Valve with 1/8" NPT
Tap*
3" Minimum
Natural - From Gas
Meter (5.5" W.C. to
10.5" W.C. Pressure)
Propane/LP
From External
Regulator (11"
W.C. to 14" W.C.
Pressure)
Cap Pipe Nipple Tee Joint
Sediment Trap/Drip Leg
Figure 31 - Gas Connection
* The equipment shutoff valve may be supplied with the appliance or you can purchase
it from your retailer.
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CONNECTING FIREPLACE TO GAS
SUPPLY
Installation Items Needed
• 5/16" hex socket wrench or nut-driver
• sealant (resistant to propane/LP gas, not
provided)
1. Open lower louver door panel by gently
pulling forward.
2. Route flexible gas line (provided by installer) from equipment shutoff valve to
fireplace. Route flexible gas supply line
through one of the access holes on side
of fireplace.
3. Attach flexible gas line from gas supply to
control valve (see Figure 32).
4. Check all gas connections for leaks. See
Checking Gas Connections.
To Gas Supply (Natural)
To External Regulator
Equipment
(Propane/LP)
Shutoff
Valve
Control
Valve
Flexible Gas
Line Do NOT
Kink
Figure 32 - Connecting Flexible Gas Line
to Control Valve
CHECKING GAS CONNECTIONS
WARNING: Test all gas piping
and connections, internal and
external to unit, for leaks after
installing or servicing. Correct
all leaks at once.
WARNING: Never use an
open flame to check for a leak.
Apply a noncorrosive leak detection fluid to all joints. Bubbles
forming show a leak. Correct all
leaks at once.
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Fireplace Installation
Continued
Pressure Testing Gas Supply
Piping System
Test Pressures In Excess Of 1/2 PSIG
(3.5 kPa)
1. Disconnect fireplace and its individual
equipment shutoff valve from gas supply
piping system. Pressures in excess of 1/2
psig (3.5 kPa) will damage fireplace gas
regulator.
2. Cap off open end of gas pipe where equipment shutoff valve was connected.
3. Pressurize supply piping system by either
opening propane/LP supply tank valve
for propane/LP gas fireplace or opening
main gas valve located on or near gas
meter for natural gas fireplace, or using
compressed air.
4. Check all joints of gas supply piping system. Apply noncorrosive leak detection
fluid to all joints. Bubbles forming show a
leak. Correct all leaks at once.
5. Reconnect fireplace and equipment
shutoff valve to gas supply. Check reconnected fittings for leaks.
Test Pressures Equal To or Less Than
1/2 PSIG (3.5 kPa)
1. Close equipment shutoff valve (see Figure 33).
2. Pressurize supply piping system by either
opening propane/LP supply tank valve
for propane/LP gas fireplace or opening
main gas valve located on or near gas
meter for natural gas fireplace, or using
compressed air.
3. Check all joints from propane/LP supply
tank or gas meter to equipment shutoff
valve (see Figure 34 or 35). Apply noncorrosive leak detection fluid to all joints.
Bubbles forming show a leak. Correct all
leaks at once.
Equipment
Shutoff Valve
Open
Equipment
Propane/LP Shutoff Valve
Supply Tank
Gas Valve
Figure 34 - Checking Gas Joints for
Propane/LP Gas Fireplace
Equipment Shutoff Valve
Gas
Meter
Gas Valve
Figure 35 - Checking Gas Joints for
Natural Gas Fireplace
Pressure Testing Fireplace Gas
Connections
1. Open equipment shutoff valve (see Figure 33).
2. Open main gas valve located on or near
gas meter for natural gas or open supply
tank valve for propane/LP gas.
3. Make sure control knob of fireplace is in
the OFF position.
4. Check all joints from equipment shutoff
valve to thermostat gas valve (see Figure
34 or 35). Apply noncorrosive leak detection fluid to all joints. Bubbles forming
show a leak. Correct all leaks at once.
5. Light fireplace (see Operation, page 27).
Check all other internal joints for leaks.
6. Turn off fireplace (see To Turn Off Gas to
Appliance, page 27).
Closed
Figure 33 - Equipment Shutoff Valve
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Continued
Installing optional wall
mount switch - GWMS2
1. Connect one terminal of 25 ft. wire for
wall switch to TPTH terminal on the
valve. Connect remaining wire terminal
to the TH terminal on the valve. Make
sure wire terminals are in positions on
unit as pictured in Figure 36. If wires are
not connected as shown, switch will not
work.
2. Route 25 ft. wire through openings provided on sides of burner system to a convenient location to mount your switch.
3. Connect one bare wire end to each terminal of GWMS wall switch.
4. Install wall switch and cover in the wall.
To Wall
Switch
Accessory
Figure 36 - Connecting Wall Switch to
Control Valve
Removing/Replacing Glass
Door
CAUTION: Do not operate
this fireplace with a broken glass
door panel or without the glass
door panel securely in place.
For replacement part information see Replacement Parts,
page 35.
CAUTION: Wear gloves and
safety glasses while handling
or removing broken glass. Do
not remove if glass is hot. Keep
children and pets away from
glass.
WARNING: If fireplace has
been running, turn off and unplug fireplace. Let cool before removing glass door or louvers.
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Removing Louver Panels
Remove the top and bottom louver panels by
simultaneously pulling both top end spring
latches towards the center of the appliance
until they are disengaged from the locating
holes (see Figure 37). Repeat for bottom
spring latches and pull the louvers outward.
To install or replace items removed, simply
reverse the procedures above.
Spring
Latch
Louver Panel
Figure 37 - Removing Louver Panel
Removing Glass Door
If replacement of glass is necessary, the entire
assembly, glass and frame, must be replaced.
If glass is broken, wear gloves and tape the
remaining fragments onto the frame.
1. Remove screen assembly by pushing the
rod either left or right and then down and
forward to remove screen/rod assembly
from the firebox. Set assembly aside.
2. Lift up on latches to unlock. There are two
on top of firebox and two below firebox
that hold glass door in place (see Figure
38, page 24).
3. While holding glass door to prevent it from
falling and causing injury, remove the five
screws from the hinge located on the left
side of door frame assembly (see Figure 38,
page 24).
4. Remount the new frame at the hinge with
five new screws before closing door. This
will ensure seating of the gasket.
5. Close glass door frame. Lock latches by
placing the bar under the tab on door and
pushing down and back on latch (see
Figure 38, page 24).
6. Replace screen/rod assembly by reversing step 1.
7. Replace louvers by reversing procedure
under Removing Louver Panels.
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Fireplace Installation
Continued
Latch
Unlock
4. Remove three screws from deflector
shield on the inside top of firebox. Set
shield and screws aside.
5. Install rear brick panel first. Rest bottom
edge of panel on back edge of grate (see
Figure 39).
6. Install left side brick panel by sliding it
between grate and side of firebox (see
Figure 40).
Lock
Screw
Hinge
Rear Brick
Panel
Glass
Frame
Assembly
Figure 38 - Removing/Replacing Glass
Door
Cleaning Glass Door
See Cleaning and Maintenance on page 29.
Installing Optional Brick
liner Model BL32D
WARNING: If fireplace has
been running, turn off and unplug fireplace. Let cool before
installing brick liner.
This brick liner kit is optional. You may purchase brick liner from your local retailer or see
Accessories, page 40.
Figure 39 - Installing Rear Brick Panel
7. Install the right brick panel using the same
method described
8. Replace deflector shield using screws
removed in step 4.
9. Install logs, lava rock, and ember material
see Installing Logs, Lava Rock and Glowing Embers, page 25.
10.Close glass door, lock latches on top and
bottom of door and replace screen (see
Removing/Replacing Glass Door, steps 5
and 6, page 23).
11.Close top and bottom louvers.
CAUTION: Always handle
brick panels with two hands.
Do not force brick panels into
place. Excessive force will break
brick panels.
1. Remove top and bottom louvers to allow
access to door latches.
2. Remove screen, unlock door latches and
open glass door. See Removing/Replacing Glass Door, steps 1 and 2, page 23.
3. If installing brick liner in new fireplace,
go to step 4. If installing brick liner in an
existing fireplace, carefully remove logs,
lava rock, and ember material.
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Left Side
Brick Panel
Figure 40 - Installing Side Brick Panels
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Fireplace Installation
Continued
Installing logs, lava rock
and glowing embers
Each log is marked with a number. These
numbers will help you identify the log when
installing. It is very important to install these
logs exactly as instructed. Do not modify logs.
Only use logs supplied with fireplace.
Open louvers, remove screen, unlock door
latches, and open glass door. See Removing/
Replacing Glass Door, steps 1 and 2, page
23. Install logs according to instructions for
fireplace model numbers.
1. Place log #1 (rear log) on top of grate.
Make sure notches in bottom of log fit
over grate (see Figure 41).
2. Rest log #2 (front log) on pins on front part
of grate (see Figure 42).
3. Place log #3 (crossover log) onto rear and
front logs. Make sure it is seated properly
on smooth surface of front log and pin on
back log as shown in Figure 43.
4. Place log #4 (right log) onto pin on right side of
front log as shown in Figure 44, page 26.
5. Place log #5 (base log) onto front left part of
grate making sure notches fit over prongs
of grate. See Figure 45, page 26.
6. Place log #6 (left log) onto two pins on left
side of back and front log. See Figure 45.
7. Place lava rock along sides and front of firebox
bottom in areas that are visible only. It is not
necessary to use all of lava rock provided.
NOTICE: Do not put lava rock on
burner or under burner. Placing
lava rock on burner will cause
performance problems.
8. Pull ember material apart into pieces no
larger than a dime. Place these pieces
loosely and sparingly directly onto exposed
section of front burner and along space
between burner and grate prongs (see
Figure 46, page 26). This will create glowing
ember appearance as flame touches ember
material. Do not block air slots by using
too much ember material in one area. It is
not necessary to use all of ember material
provided.
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Figure 41 - Installing Log No. 1
2
Figure 42 - Installing Log No. 2
9. Close glass door, lock door latches, replace
screen and close louvers (see Removing/
Replacing Glass Door, steps 5 through 7,
page 23).
WARNING: The glass door must
be securely in place before running
this fireplace. Do not run this fireplace
if glass is missing or broken.
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Figure 43 - Installing Log No. 3
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Fireplace Installation
Continued
Set Screws
4
Side Trim
Top Trim
Adjusting
Plate
Shim
Figure 44 - Installing Log No. 4
6
Mitered Edge
Slot
5
Figure 47 - Assembling Trim
Figure 45 - Installing Logs No. 5 and No. 6
Ember Material
6. While firmly holding edges of trim together,
tighten both screws on the adjusting plate
using a slotted screwdriver.
7. Repeat steps 2 through 6 for other side.
8. Place the assembled trim onto firebox
cabinet. Align hanging notches on trim
with trim hanging shoulder screws (see
Figure 48). Tap trim firmly into place with
palm of hand or rubber mallet by engaging hanging notches around shoulder
screws. Start at one end of the trim and
work around firebox until all notches are
fully engaged.
Figure 46 - Placing Ember Material on
Burner
Perimeter TRIM KIT (PROVIDED)
1. Remove packaging from three pieces of
trim.
2. Locate the two adjusting plates with set
screws and two shims in the hardware
packet.
If any of these pieces are missing or damaged, contact the dealer where you purchased this kit or FMI PRODUCTS, LLC
at 1-866-328-4537 for referral information.
You can also visit FMI PRODUCTS, LLC's
web site at www.fmiproducts.com.
3. Align shim under adjusting plate as shown
in Figure 47.
4. Slide one end of adjusting plate/shim
in slot on mitered edge of top trim (see
Figure 47).
5. Slide other end of adjusting plate/shim
in slot on mitered edge of side trim (see
Figure 47).
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Slot
Assembled Trim
Trim Hanging
Shoulder Screw
Locations
Hanging
Notches
on Trim
Figure 48 - Attaching Trim to Firebox
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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.
Variable Control Knob
IH
PILOT
LO
LIGHTING
INSTRUCTIONS
NOTICE: During initial operation
of new heater, burning logs will
give off a paper-burning smell.
Orange flame will also be present. Open damper or window to
vent smell. This will only last a
few hours.
1. STOP! Read the safety information,
above.
2. Open lower louver panel.
3. Turn off all electric power to fireplace.
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Gas Control
Knob
Piezo
Ignitor
ON
A. This appliance is equipped with an ignition device which automatically lights
the pilot. Do not try to light by hand.
B. BEFORE LIGHTING smell all around
the appliance area for gas. Be sure to
smell next to the floor because some
gas is heavier than air and will settle
on the floor.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS
•Do not try to light any appliance.
•Do not touch any electric switch; do
not use any phone in your building.
•Immediately call your gas supplier
from a neighbor's phone. Follow the
gas supplier's instructions.
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.
4. Push in gas control knob slightly and turn
clockwise
to OFF.
5. Wait five (5) minutes to clear out any gas.
Then smell for gas, including near the
floor. If you smell gas, STOP! Follow “B”
in the safety information in column 1. If
you don’t smell gas, go to the next step.
6. The pilot is located by the main burner and
should not require accessing for lighting.
7. Turn gas control knob counterclockwise
to PILOT.
8. Push in gas control knob all the way and
hold. Immediately light pilot by repeatedly
pressing piezo spark ignitor until a flame appears. Continue to hold for about 1 minute
after pilot is lit. Release gas control knob
and it will pop back. Pilot should remain lit.
If it goes out, repeat steps 4 through 7.
•If gas control knob does not pop up when
released, stop and immediately call our
service technician or gas supplier.
•If pilot will not stay lit after several tries,
turn gas control knob to OFF and call
your service technician or gas supplier.
9. Turn on all electric power to fireplace.
10.Turn gas control knob counterclockwise
to ON.
11.This valve is equipped with a HI/LO feature. Set fireplace input as desired.
12.To leave pilot lit and shut off burners only,
turn control knob clockwise
to the
PILOT position then set selector switch in
the OFF position.
13.Close lower louver panel.
OFF
Operation
Figure 49 - Control Valve
TO TURN OFF GAS
TO APPLIANCE
1. Open lower louver panel.
2. Set selector switch in the OFF position to
prevent draining battery.
3. Turn off all electrical power to the appliance if service is to be performed.
4. Push in gas control knob slightly and turn
clockwise
to OFF.
5. Close lower louver panel.
6. Close equipment shutoff valve (see
Figure 33, page 22).
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OPERATION
Continued
Manual Lighting
Procedure
1. Remove glass door (see Removing/Replacing Glass Door, page 23).
2. Follow steps 1 through 7 under Lighting
Instructions, page 27.
3. Press gas control knob and light pilot with
match.
4. Keep gas control knob pressed in for
30 seconds after lighting pilot. After 30
seconds, release gas control knob. Follow steps 9 through 12 under Lighting
Instructions, page 27.
5. Replace glass door (see Removing/Replacing Glass Door, page 23).
OPTIONAL Hand-Held
REMOTE OPERATION
Note: All remote control accessories must be purchased separately (see Accessories, page 40). Follow instructions included with the remote control.
NOTICE: You must light the pilot
before using the hand-held remote control unit. See Lighting
Instructions, page 27.
After lighting, let pilot flame burn for about
one minute. Turn control knob to ON position.
Adjust flame adjustment knob anywhere between HI and LO. Slide the selector switch to
the REMOTE position (see Figure 50).
Note: The burner may light if hand-held remote was on when selector switch was last
turned off. You can now turn the burner on and
off with the hand-held remote control unit.
Blower Control Knob
Variable
(Optional Accessory)
Control Knob
ON
HI
OT
LO
FF PIL
Selector Switch in
Remote Position
N
O
ON
OFF
REMOTE
O
OFF
Gas Control Knob in
ON Position
Figure 50 - Setting the Selector Switch, Gas
Control Knob and Variable Control Knob for
Remote Operation
IMPORTANT: Do not leave the selector switch
in the REMOTE or ON position when the pilot
is not lit. This will drain the battery.
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Operating optional
GWMT1 Wall Mounted
Thermostat
WARNING: Do not connect the thermostat to a power
source. Electrical shock and/or
a fire hazard will occur.
Light the fireplace as instructed in Lighting
Instructions on page 27. Set wall thermostat
to desired temperature.
This thermostat has been electronically calibrated at the factory and requires no adjustment or leveling.
Upon installation, the thermostat must be allowed to stabilize at room temperature for a
minimum of 30 minutes for proper operation.
To turn the fireplace off, adjust thermostat to
the lowest setting and turn the gas control
knob back to PILOT. The pilot will remain lit.
IMPORTANT: To turn the pilot off, turn the
gas control knob on the heater to the OFF
position.
operating optional
blower accessory
Locate the blower controls by opening the
lower louver panel on the fireplace. Blower
controls are located on the left side of the
switch bracket to the left just inside the louver
panel.
The BK manual blower and the BKT thermostatically-controlled blower have an ON
setting and an OFF setting. The blower will
only run when the switch is in the ON position. In the OFF position, the blower will not
operate.
Note for BKT Only: If you are using BKT
blower with optional thermostat (wall mounted
or remote control) for the fireplace, your fireplace and blower will not turn on and off at the
same time. The fireplace may run for several
minutes before the blower turns on. After
the heater modulates to the pilot position,
the blower will continue to run. The blower
will shut off after the firebox temperature
decreases.
The blower helps distribute heated air from
the fireplace. Periodically check the louvers of
the firebox and remove any dust, dirt, or other
obstructions that will hinder the flow of air.
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Inspecting Burners
Check pilot flame pattern and burner flame
patterns often.
PILOT Assembly
The pilot assembly is factory preset for the proper
flame height. Alterations may have occurred during shipping and handling. Call a qualified service
person to readjust the pilot if necessary.
The height of the thermopile must be 3/8"
to 1/2" above pilot flame as shown if Figure
51. The thermocouple must be at a height of
about 1/8" above the pilot flame. The flame
from the pilot burner must extend beyond both
the thermocouple and thermopile.
If your pilot assembly does not meet these
requirements:
• turn fireplace off (see To Turn Off Gas to
Appliance, page 27)
• see Troubleshooting, page 31
Thermopile
3/8" to 1/2" Pilot Burner
1/8"
Piezo
Ignitor
Thermocouple
Figure 51 - Pilot Assembly
BURNER FLAME PATTERN
Burner flames will be steady; not lifting or floating. Flame patterns will be different from unit
to unit and will vary depending on installation
type and weather conditions.
If the vent configuration is installed incorrectly,
the flames will lift or "ghost". This can be dangerous. Inspect the flames after installation to
ensure proper installation and performance.
Figure 52 shows a typical flame pattern.
If burner flame pattern differs from that described:
• turn fireplace off (see To Turn Off Gas to
Appliance, page 27)
• see Troubleshooting, page 31
Cleaning and
Maintenance
WARNING: Turn off fireplace
and let cool before cleaning.
CAUTION: You must keep
control areas, burners, and
circulating air passageways of
fireplace clean. Inspect these
areas of fireplace before each
use. Have fireplace inspected
yearly by a qualified service
person. Fireplace may need
more frequent cleaning due to
excessive lint from carpeting,
bedding material, pet hair, etc.
GLASS DOOR
WARNING: Handle glass
door panel with care. Do not
strike, slam, or otherwise abuse
glass. Do not operate fireplace
with the glass door removed,
cracked, or broken.
WARNING: Do not use abrasive cleaners as this may damage
glass. Use a nonabrasive household glass cleaner to clean glass.
Do not clean glass when hot.
Glass must be cleaned periodically. During
start-up it is normal for condensation to form
on the inside of the glass causing lint, dust,
and other airborne particles to cling to the
glass surface. During initial start-up a slight
film may form on the glass due to paint curing.
The glass should be cleaned several times
with a non-ammonia, nonabrasive household
cleaner and warm water after the first two
weeks of operation. Thereafter, clean the
glass two or three times during each heating
season, depending on the usage and circumstances present. Refer to Removing/Replacing Glass Door on page 23 of this manual
when removing glass door for cleaning.
Figure 57 - Typical Flame Pattern
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Cleaning and
Maintenance
Continued
WARNING: Only parts supplied by the manufacturer should
be used when replacing broken
or damaged glass door panel
(see Replacement Parts, page
35). This glass door panel is
a complete unit. No substitute
materials may be used.
CAUTION: Wear gloves and
safety glasses while handling or
removing broken glass. Do not remove if glass is hot. Keep children
and pets away from glass.
If glass has been broken, carefully remove
glass door (see Removing/Replacing Glass
Door, page 23). Vacuum all glass pieces with
a shop vac.
CAUTION: Do not vacuum if
pieces are hot.
Use only the tempered glass door replacement
intended for this fireplace (see Replacement
Parts, page 35, for detail on ordering). No
substitutions may be made. See Removing/
Replacing Glass Door, page 23, for instructions
for replacing glass door.
logs
• If you remove logs for cleaning, refer to
Installing Logs, Lava Rock, and Glowing
Embers, page 25, to properly replace
logs.
• Use a vacuum cleaner to remove any
carbon buildup on logs.
• Replace log(s) if broken. See Replacement
Parts on page 35.
• Replace ember material periodically as needed.
See Replacement Parts on page 35.
venting system
Conduct annual inspection of the venting
system following these guidelines:
1. Check areas of venting system that are
exposed to the weather for corrosion (rust
spots or streaks and, in extreme cases,
holes). Have these items replaced immediately by a qualified service person.
2. Remove the vent cap and shine a flashlight into the vent. Remove any foreign
material.
3. Check for evidence of excessive condensation. Continuous condensation
can cause corrosion of caps, pipes, and
fittings and can be caused by having
excessive lateral runs, too many elbows,
or exterior portions of the system being
exposed to cold weather.
4. Inspect joints to verify that no pipe section
or fitting has been disturbed and loosened. Check mechanical supports such
as wall straps for rigidity.
WARNING: Do not operate
fireplace with the glass door
removed, cracked, or broken.
pilot and burners
• Remove ember material before cleaning
burners and replace when cleaning is
complete.
• Burner and controls should be cleaned
with compressed air to remove dust, dirt,
or lint.
• Use a vacuum cleaner or small, soft bristled
brush to remove excess dust, dirt, or lint.
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Troubleshooting
WARNING: Turn off heater and let cool before servicing. Only a
qualified service person should service and repair heater.
CAUTION: Never use a wire, needle, or similar object to clean
pilot. This can damage pilot unit.
Note: All troubleshooting items are listed in order of operation.
OBSERVED PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSE
REMEDY
When ignitor button is pressed, 1.Ignitor electrode not con- 1.Reconnect ignitor cable
there is no spark at pilot
nected to ignitor cable
2.Ignitor cable pinched or 2.Free ignitor cable if pinched
wet
by any metal or tubing.
Keep ignitor cable dry
3.Piezo ignitor nut is loose
3.Tighten nut holding piezo
ignitor. Nut is located behind the mounting bracket
4.Broken ignitor cable
4.Replace ignitor cable
5.Bad piezo ignitor
5.Replace piezo ignitor
6.Ignitor electrode broken
6.Replace pilot assembly
7.Ignitor electrode positioned 7.Replace pilot assembly
wrong
When ignitor button is pressed, 1.Gas supply turned off or
equipment shutoff valve
there is spark at pilot but no
ignition
closed
2.Gas control knob not in
PILOT position
3.G a s c o n t r o l k n o b n o t
pressed in while in PILOT
position
4.Air in gas lines when installed
1.Turn on gas supply or open
equipment shutoff valve
2.Turn gas control knob to
PILOT position
3.Press in gas control knob
while in PILOT position
4.Continue holding down
control knob. Repeat igniting operation until air is
removed
5.Depleted gas supply (pro- 5.Contact local propane/LP
pane/LP models only)
gas company
6.Pilot is clogged
6.Clean pilot (see Cleaning
and Maintenance, page 29)
or replace pilot assembly
7.Gas regulator setting is not 7.Replace gas control
correct
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Continued
OBSERVED PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSE
REMEDY
Pilot lights but flame goes 1.Gas control knob not fully 1.Press in gas control knob
out when control knob is
pressed in
fully
released
2.G a s c o n t r o l k n o b n o t 2.After pilot lights, keep gas
pressed in long enough
control knob pressed in 30
seconds
3.Equipment shutoff valve not 3.Fully open equipment shutfully open
off valve
4.Pilot flame not touching 4.A) Contact local natural or
thermocouple, which alpropane/LP gas company
lows thermocouple to cool, B) Clean pilot (see Cleaning
causing pilot flame to go
and Maintenance, page 29)
out. This problem could be
or replace pilot assembly
caused by one or both of
the following:
A) Low gas pressure
B) Dirty or partially clogged
pilot
5.Thermocouple connection 5.Hand tighten until snug, then
loose at control valve
tighten 1/4 turn more
6.Thermocouple damaged 6.Replace pilot assembly
7.Control valve damaged
7.Replace control valve
Burner does not light after 1.Burner orifice clogged
pilot is lit
1.Clean burner (see Cleaning
and Maintenance, page 29)
or replace burner orifice
2.Inlet gas pressure is too 2.Contact local propane/LP or
low
natural gas company
3.Thermopile leads discon- 3.Reconnect leads
nected or improperly connected
4.Replace thermopile
4.Thermopile is defective
Delayed ignition burner
1.Manifold pressure is too 1.Contact local propane/LP or
natural gas company
low
2.Burner porting or orifice 2.Clean burner (see Cleaning
and Maintenance, page 29)
clogged
or replace burner orifice
Burner backfiring during com- 1.Burner orifice is clogged or 1.Clean burner (see Cleaning
bustion
and Maintenance, page 29)
damaged
or replace burner orifice
2.Damaged burner
2.Replace damaged burner
3.Gas regulator defective
3.Replace gas control
Slight smoke or odor during 1.Residues from manufac- 1.Problem will stop after a few
initial operation
turing processes and logs
hours of operation
curing
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Continued
OBSERVED PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSE
REMEDY
Heater produces a whistling 1.Turning gas control knob to 1.Turn gas control knob to LO
noise when burner is lit
HI position when burner is
position and let warm up for
cold
a minute
2.Air in gas line
2.Operate burner until air is
removed from line. Have
gas line checked by local
propane/LP or natural gas
company
3.Dirty or partially clogged 3.Clean burner (see Cleaning
burner orifice
and Maintenance, page 29)
or replace burner orifice
Glass soots
1.Flame impingement on 1.Adjust log set so that flame
logs
does not excessively impinge on it
2.Debris around burner air 2.Inspect opening at base of
mixer
burner to see that it is NOT
packed with any type of
material
Fireplace produces a clicking/ 1.Metal expanding while 1.This is normal. If noise is
excessive, contact qualified
heating or contracting while
ticking noise just after burners
cooling
service person
are lit or shut off
Remote does not function
1.Battery is not installed or 1.Replace batteries in receiver
and hand-held remote conbattery power is low
trol
Fireplace shuts off in use
1.High or gusting winds
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1.Fireplace has been tested
for up to 40 mph winds.
However, extreme conditions may occur. See Lighting Instructions on page 27
2.Low line pressure
2.Contact local propane/LP or
natural gas company
3.Pilot is partially clogged
3.Clean pilot (see Cleaning
and Maintenance, page 29)
4.Inner vent pipe leaking ex- 4.Locate and correct all leaks
haust gasses into system
(see Checking Gas Connections, page 21)
5.Glass too loose and air 5.Tighten glass
tight gasket leaks in corners
after usage
6.Bad thermopile or thermo- 6.Replace faulty component
couple
7.Improper vent cap installa- 7.Check for proper installation
tion
and freedom from debris or
blockage
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Continued
WARNING: If you smell gas
• Shut off gas supply.
• Do not try to light any appliance.
• Do not touch any electrical switch; do not use any phone in your
building.
• Immediately call your gas supplier from a neighbor’s phone. Follow the gas supplier’s instructions.
• If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the fire department.
OBSERVED PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSE
REMEDY
Fireplace produces unwanted 1.Gas leak. See Warning 1.Locate and correct all leaks
odors
statement above
(see Checking Gas Connections, page 21)
Gas odor even when control 1.Gas leak. See Warning 1.Locate and correct all leaks
knob is in OFF position
statement above
(see Checking Gas Connections, page 21)
2.Control valve defective
2.Replace control valve
Gas odor during combustion
1.Gas leak. See Warning 1.Locate and correct all leaks
statement above
(see Checking Gas Connections, page 21)
Dark residue on logs or inside 1.Improper log placement
of fireplace
2.Air holes at burner inlet
blocked
3.Burner flame holes blocked
4.Improper venting or excessive blockage
5.Excessive amounts of embers and pan material
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1.Properly locate logs (see Installing Logs, Lava Rock, and
Glowing Embers, page 25)
2.Clean out air holes at burner
inlets. Periodically repeat as
needed
3.Remove blockage
4.Have the vent system inspected, including the termination cap. Remove any
restrictions or obstruction
5.Clear excess embers until
a minimum gap of 1/2" remains under the grate
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SPECIFICATIONS
CHDV32NR
• Rating: 12,000/18,000 Btu/Hr
• Gas Type: Natural
• Ignition: Piezo
• Manifold Pressure: 3.5" W.C.
• Minimum Inlet Supply Pressure: 5.5" W.C.
• Dimensions (Actual size of firebox. Measurements do no include nailing flanges
or standoffs): 32 1/4" x 34 1/2" x 16 5/8"
Replacement Parts
Note: Use only original replacement parts.
This will protect your warranty coverage for
parts replaced under warranty.
Parts Under Warranty
Contact authorized dealers of this product.
If they can’t supply original replacement
part(s), call FMI PRODUCTS, LLC at
1-866-328-4537.
When calling, have ready:
• your name
• your address
• model and serial numbers of your heater
• how heater was malfunctioning
• purchase date
Usually, we will ask you to return the part to
the factory.
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Service Hints
When Gas Pressure Is Too Low
• pilot will not stay lit
• burners will have delayed ignition
• fireplace will not produce specified heat
• propane/LP gas supply might be low (propane/LP units only)
You may feel your gas pressure is too low. If
so, contact your local gas supplier.
Technical Service
You may have further questions about
installation, operation, or troubleshooting.
If so, contact FMI PRODUCTS, LLC at
1-866-328-4537. When calling please have
your model and serial numbers of your
heater ready.
You can also visit our web site at
www.fmiproducts.com.
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Parts
Model CHDV32NR
22-3
6
22-4
22-5
22-6
22-1
7
22-2
8
1
4
11
9
14
21
12
13
20
19
18
10
17
3
5
15
2
16
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Model CHDV32NR
This list contains replaceable parts used in your fireplace. When ordering parts, follow the
instructions listed under Replacement Parts on page 35 of this manual.
KEY
NO. PART NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
22-1
22-2
22-3
22-4
22-5
22-6
Firebox Assembly
Face Weldment
Door Assembly
Top Rolled Louver Assembly
Bottom Rolled Louver Assembly
Fireplace Top
Fireplace Top Insulation
Fireplace Surround
Burner Assembly (Natural)
Burner Base Gasket
Rear Refractory Brick Panel (Not Included)
Heat Shield
Right Refractory Brick Panel (Not Included)
Left Refractory Brick Panel (Not Included)
Push-On Nut
Screen
Screen Rod
Strain Relief
Gas Knock-Out Cover
Handy Box Assembly
Gas Conduit Assembly
Log Set
Front Log (Log 1)
Rear Log (Log 2)
Base Log (Log 3)
Crossover Log (Log 4)
Left Top Log (Log 5)
Right Top Log (Log 6)
**
**
108892-01
108903-01
108903-02
108895-01
**
**
108885-01
108890-01
108897-01
109082-03
108901-01
108901-02
11418
108440-01
109479-01
14123
21171
24353
24460
109222-01
109403-01
109404-01
109407-01
109406-01
109405-01
109408-01
QTY.
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
2
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
PARTS AVAILABLE - NOT SHOWN
25487
Lava Rock/Bag Assembly
PCDM-32T Conversion Kit
1
1
113140-01
1
Perimeter Trim Kit
** Not a field replaceable part.
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Parts
BURNER ASSEMBLY Model CHDV32NR
17
19
16
15
1
2
13
8
3
7
18
9
14
11
6
12
4
5
10
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BURNER ASSEMBLY Model CHDV32NR
This list contains replaceable parts used in your fireplace. When ordering parts, follow the
instructions listed under Replacement Parts on page 35 of this manual.
KEY
NO. PART NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
11102
Screw #8-32 x 3/8 PPH Zinc
11105
Screw #10 x 1/2 Zinc
11179
Screw #10-24 x 1/4 Zinc
11237
Screw, Trilab M4 x 8 mm
14389
Millivolt Valve (Natural Gas)
14492
Piezo Ignitor
14500
Brass Fitting
14253
Flexible Connector
14511
Ignitor Bracket
14528
Brass Elbow Fitting
104506-25 Orifice (Natural #47)
104506-02 Orifice (Propane/LP #55)
12 104509-02 Aluminum Tubing Assembly
13 26808
Valve Bracket
14 26827
Switch Bracket
15 108886-01 Base Grate Assembly
16 108891-01 Burner
17 108084-02 Pilot Assembly (Natural)
108084-03 Pilot Assembly (Propane/LP)
108084-05 Pilot Assembly (NG-High Altitude)
18
**
Burner Base Assembly
19 27113
Air Deflector
** Not a field replaceable part.
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QTY.
2
9
4
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
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Accessories
Continued
NOTICE: All accessories may
not be available for all fireplace
models.
Purchase these accessories from your local
dealer. If they can not supply these accessories
call FMI PRODUCTS, LLC at 1-866-328-4537
for information. You can also write to the address listed on the back page of this manual.
Brick Liner KIT
BL32D - Refractory
This brick liner adds a touch of style to your
direct-vent fireplace. Complete installation
and operation instructions included in this
manual.
Propane/natural gas
conversion kit (included)
PCDM-32T - Propane/LP Gas
NCDM-32T - Natural Gas
Thermostaticallycontrolled blower kit - BKT
Provides better heat distribution. Blower turns
off and on automatically, as needed. Complete installation and operation instructions
included in this manual.
Wall mounted thermostat
control kit - gwmt1
Allows easy wall access for thermostatic
operation of your fireplace.
Wall mounted on/off switch
gwms2
Allows burner system to be turned on and off
with a wall switch.
Face/Louver Panel kit
RLD32 - Rolled Louver, Black
F
ROLLED Louver Trim kit
ON
LT32B - Brushed Brass
LT32P - Platinum
OFF
MODE
SET
Deflection hood
HD32 - Black (2" Brow)
Receiver and Hand-Held
Thermostat Remote Control
Kit - CTRC
Perimeter Trim kit
PT32 - Black
PT32B - Brushed Brass
PT32P - Platinum
Allows the fireplace to be turned on and off
conveniently without leaving the comfort of
your easy chair.
ON
OFF
Manual blower Kit - BK
Manual variable control blower accessory
provides better heat distribution. Complete installation and operation instructions included
in this manual.
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Receiver and Hand-Held on/
off Remote Control Kit CMRC
Allows the fireplace to be operated in a manually or thermostatically-controlled mode. You
can adjust your heat settings and turn the
fireplace on or off without leaving the comfort
of your easy chair.
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Warranty
KEEP THIS WARRANTY
Model (located on product or identification tag)______________________________
Serial No. (located on product or identification tag)___________________________
Date Purchased ___________________________
Keep receipt for warranty verification.
FMI PRODUCTS, LLC LIMITED WARRANTIES
New Products
Standard Warranty: FMI PRODUCTS, LLC warrants this new product and any parts thereof to be free
from defects in material and workmanship for a period of four (4) year from the date of first purchase from
an authorized dealer provided the product has been installed, maintained and operated in accordance with
FMI PRODUCTS, LLC’s warnings and instructions.
For products purchased for commercial, industrial or rental usage, this warranty is limited to 90 days from
the date of first purchase.
Factory Reconditioned Products
Limited Warranty: FMI PRODUCTS, LLC warrants factory reconditioned products and any parts thereof
to be free from defects in material and workmanship for 30 days from the date of first purchase from an
authorized dealer provided the product has been installed, maintained and operated in accordance with
FMI PRODUCTS, LLC’s warnings and instructions.
Terms Common to All Warranties
The following terms apply to all of the above warranties:
Always specify model number and serial number when contacting the manufacturer. To make a claim under
this warranty the bill of sale or other proof of purchase must be presented.
This warranty is extended only to the original retail purchaser when purchased from an authorized dealer,
and only when installed by a qualified installer in accordance with all local codes and instructions furnished
with this product.
This warranty covers the cost of part(s) required to restore this product to proper operating condition and
an allowance for labor when provided by a FMI PRODUCTS, LLC Authorized Service Center or a provider
approved by FMI PRODUCTS, LLC. Warranty parts must be obtained through authorized dealers of this
product and/or FMI PRODUCTS, LLC who will provide original factory replacement parts. Failure to use
original factory replacement parts voids this warranty.
Travel, handling, transportation, diagnostic, material, labor and incidental costs associated with warranty
repairs, unless expressly covered by this warranty, are not reimbursable under this warranty and are the
responsibility of the owner.
Excluded from this warranty are products or parts that fail or become damaged due to misuse, accidents,
improper installation, lack of proper maintenance, tampering, or alteration(s).
This is FMI PRODUCTS, LLC’s exclusive warranty, and to the full extent allowed by law; this express warranty excludes any and all other warranties, express or implied, written or verbal and limits the duration of
any and all implied warranties, including warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose to
four (4) year on new products and 30 days on factory reconditioned products from the date of first purchase.
FMI PRODUCTS, LLC makes no other warranties regarding this product.
FMI PRODUCTS, LLC’s liability is limited to the purchase price of the product, and FMI PRODUCTS, LLC
shall not be liable for any other damages whatsoever under any circumstances including indirect, incidental,
or consequential damages.
Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts or the exclusion or limitation of
incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
For information about this warranty contact:
2701 S. Harbor Blvd.
Santa Ana, CA 92704
1-866-328-4537
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06/10