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Quasar HE
INSET LIVE FUEL EFFECT GAS FIRE
Installation, Maintenance & User Instructions
Hand these instructions to the user
Model No’s NHKC**MN, NHKC**SN, NHKC**RN, NHKP**MN,
NHKP**SN & NHKP**RN are only for use on Natural Gas (G20) at a
supply pressure of 20 mbar in G.B. / I.E.
Model No. NHKC**MP is for use on Propane Gas (G31) at a supply
pressure of 37 mbar in G.B. / I.E.
** denotes cosmetic variant
CONTENTS
Section
1.0
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
1.5
1.6
1.7
1.8
1.9
1.10
Section
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5
Section
3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
3.5
3.6
3.7
3.8
3.9
3.10
3.11
Section
4.1
4.2
4.3
4.4
4.5
4.6
4.7
4.8
4.9
5.1
5.2
5.3
5.4
Section
6.1
6.2.1
6.2.2
6.2.3
6.2.4
6.3
6.4
6.5
6.6
6.7
6.8
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4&5
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Information and Requirements
Appliance Information
Conditions of Installation
Flue and chimney suitability
Fireplace / surround suitability
Shelf position
Chimney inspection
Fire place opening / catchment space
Fitting to Metal Flue Boxes
Fitting to Pre-Cast Flues
Spillage Monitoring System
Wall / Hearth Mounting
Installation of Fire
Unpacking the fire
Installing the fire box
Gas tightness and inlet pressure (MC models)
Gas tightness and inlet pressure (SC models)
Gas tightness and inlet pressure (RC models)
Assembling Fuel Bed and Commissioning
Assembling the ceramics and fuel bed (coal models)
Assembling the ceramics and fuel bed (pebble models)
Lighting the appliance (Manual Control model)
Lighting the appliance (Slide Control model)
Connecting the battery pack (Remote Control model)
Fixing the infra-red eye
Lighting the appliance (Remote Control model)
Fitting the trim / fret (Quasar models)
Fitting the one piece fascia (Frontier 3 models)
Fitting the one piece HITW fascia (Frontier 4 models)
Checking for clearance of combustion products
Maintenance
Removal of the Burner Assembly (Manual Control models)
Removal of the Piezo Igniter (Manual Control models)
Removal of the Control Tap (Manual Control models)
Removal of the Pilot Assembly (Manual Control models)
Removal of the Burner Assembly (Slide Control models)
Removal of the Battery Ignitor (Slide Control models)
Replacing the Battery (Slide Control models)
Removing the Oxy-Pilot Assembly (Slide Control models)
Replacing the Control Cable (Slide Control models)
Removal of the Burner Assembly (Remote Control models)
Removing the Remote Gas Valve
Removing the Oxy-Pilot Assembly (Remote Control models)
Repacing the Batteries (Remote Control models)
User Instruction Section
Conditions of Installation & About Your New Fire
Operating the fire (MC Models)
Operating the fire (SC Models)
Operating the fire (RC Models)
Remote handset malfunction
Re-assembling the ceramics and fuel bed (coal models)
Re-assembling the ceramics and fuel bed (pebble models)
Cleaning the Fire
Cleaning the Fuel-bed / Glass Panel
Removal & Re-Fitting the Trim / Fret / Fascia
User Replaceable Parts
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SECTION 1
INFORMATION AND REQUIREMENTS
1.0
APPLIANCE INFORMATION
Model
NHKC/P**M/S/RN
NHKC**MP
Gas Type
Main injectors (2 off)
Pilot Type
G20
G31
Size 130
Size 80
Copreci 21100 / 141 (MC)
SIT YA OP 9214 (MC)
Copreci 21100 / 162 (SC & RC)
Max. Gross Heat Input : 4.5 kW
4.5 kW
Min. Gross Heat Input : 3.5 kW
3.5 kW
Cold Pressure :
20.0 +/- 1.0 mbar
37.0 +/- 1.0 mbar
Ignition :
Push Button Piezo (MC models)
1.5V Battery Generator (SC models)
9V Battery Generator (RC models)
Electrode Spark Gap
4.5mm Nominal
Weight
Quasar 16.5kg
Fire box Dimensions (with trim fitted)
Width :
Height :
Depth :
Depth :
Depth :
(with standard trim, no spacer)
(with standard trim, no spacer)
(overall-without fender)
Flush-fit (from mounting face to rear)
Flush-fit (mounting face to rear
with 50mm spacer fitted)
Gas Connection
8mm Compression
470mm
586mm
180mm
180mm
130mm
(Supplied with fire)
This appliance is manufactured by :BFM Europe Ltd, Trentham Lakes, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 4TJ
Efficiency Declaration
The efficiency of this appliance has been measured as specified in
BS 7977-1 : 2002 and the result is 70%. The gross calorific value of the fuel has
been used for this efficiency calculation.
The test data from which it has been calculated has been certified by BSI.
The efficiency value may be used in the UK Government’s Standard Assessment
Procedure (SAP) for energy rating of dwellings.
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INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS
1.1
CONDITIONS OF INSTALLATION
It is the law that all gas appliances are installed only by a Registered Installer, in
accordance with these installation instructions and the Gas Safety (Installation and
Use) Regulations 1998 as amended. Failure to install appliances correctly could
lead to prosecution. It is in your own interest and that of safety to comply with the
law.
The installation must also be in accordance with all relevant parts of the Local and
National Building Regulations where appropriate, the Building Regulations
(Scotland Consolidation) issued by the Scottish Development Department, and all
applicable requirements of the following British Standard Code of Practice.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
BS 5871 Part 2 Installation of Inset Fuel Effect Gas Fires
BS 6891 Installation of Gas Pipework
BS 5440 Parts 1 & 2 Installation of Flues and Ventilation
BS 1251 Open fire place components
BS 715 / BS EN 1856-2 Metal flue pipes for gas appliances
BS 6461 Part 1 Installation of masonary chimneys and flues
IS 813 : 1996 Domestic Gas Installation (Republic of Ireland)
No purpose made additional ventilation is normally required for this
appliance, when installed in G.B. When Installing in I.E. please consult
document I.S. 813 : 1996 Domestic Gas Installation, which is issued by the
National Standards Authority of Ireland. If installing in Northern Ireland,
please consult local building regulations. In Scotland, please consult the
current edition of the Building standards regulations, issued by the Scottish
Executive. Any purpose made ventilation must be checked periodically to
ensure that it is free from obstruction.
1.2
FLUE AND CHIMNEY SUITABILITY
This appliance is designed for use with conventional brick built or lined chimneys
and fabricated flues and metal flue boxes conforming to BS 715 / BS EN 1856-2.
All flues must conform to the following minimum dimensions.
Minimum diameter of circular flues
Minimum effective height of all flue types
125 mm (Without Flue
Restrictor Fitted)
4 metres
When fitting to conventional chimneys or 175mm flues it may be desirable to
fit the flue restrictor baffle (supplied) to reduce the flue flow and increase the
efficiency of the fire. Safe clearance of products must always be checked by
carrying out a smoke match test as described.
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1.3
FIREPLACE / SURROUND SUITABILITY
The fire must only be installed on a hearth it must not be installed directly onto
carpet or other combustible floor materials. The fire is suitable for fitting to
non-combustible fire place surrounds and proprietary fire place surrounds with a
temperature rating of at least 150oc. (Class “O”)
If a heating appliance is fitted directly against a wall without the use of a fire
surround or fire place all combustible material must be removed from behind
the trim. Soft wall coverings such as blown vinyl, wall paper etc. could be
affected by the rising hot air and scorching and / or discoloration may result.
Due consideration should be made to this when installing or decorating.
1.4
SHELF POSITION
The fire may be fitted below a combustible shelf providing there is a minimum
distance of 200mm above the top of the fire and the shelf does not project more
than 150mm. If the shelf overhangs more than 150mm the distance between the
fire and the shelf must be increased by 15mm for every 25mm of additional
overhang over 150mm.
1.5
FLUE / CHIMNEY INSPECTION
Before commencing installation, a flue or chimney should be inspected to ensure
that all the following conditions are satisfied.
1.
Check that the chimney / flue only serves one fire place and is clear of any
obstruction. Any dampers or register plates must be removed or securely
locked in the open position.
2.
Brick / stone built chimneys or any chimney or flue which has been used
for an appliance burning fuel other than gas must be thoroughly swept.
The base of the chimney / flue must also be thoroughly cleared of debris
etc.
3.
Any under-floor air supply to the fire place must be completely sealed off.
4.
Ensure that the inside of the chimney / flue is in good condition along it’s
length and check that there is no leakage of smoke through the structure
of the chimney during and after the smoke pellet test.
5.
Using a smoke pellet, check that there is an up-draught in the
chimney / flue and that the smoke can be seen issuing from the
terminal / chimney pot outside.
There must be no leakage of smoke through the structure of
the chimney during or after the smoke pellet test and it is
important to check inside upstairs rooms adjacent to the chimney /
flue.
5
Check the chimney pot / terminal and general condition of the
brickwork or masonry. If the chimney or flue is in poor condition or if
there is no up-draught do not proceed with the installation. If there is a
history of down-draught conditions with the chimney / flue, a tested and
certificated flue terminal or cowl suitable for the relevant flue type should
be considered.
6.
A spillage test must always be carried out during commissioning of
the appliance.
1.6
FIRE PLACE OPENING AND CHIMNEY CATCHMENT SPACE
The front opening of the fire place must be between 370 and 450 mm wide, and
between 550 and 570mm high. If the opening exceeds these dimensions then a
surround must be constructed from suitable non-combustible material to produce a
correct size opening. Any surround must be suitably sealed to the fire place to
prevent leakage. See below in fig.1
Fig. 1
470mm Minimum
Fire Opening
550mm Minimum
570mm Maximum
370mm Minimum
450mm Maximum
Minimum Flat
Sealing Area
580mm
Minimum
When installing into a brick built chimney, you must ensure that there is sufficient
depth to accomodate any debris which may fall from the chimney. This depth
must be sufficient to accomodate 12 litres of volumetric space.
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Table A - Installation Depth Requirements for a Verine Quasar HE, being
installed into a brick built chimney, requiring 12.0 litres of debris collection
volume (fig. 2)
When installing this product into a brick built chimney, there must be a minimum
depth available of 200mm available for the collection of debris behind the firebox
when installed.
See fig. 2 below for explanatory diagram.
Fig. 2
VOID FOR FLUE DEBRIS COLLECTION
Depth Required
200mm
Minimum
Firebox
1.7 FITTING TO PRE-FABRICATED TWIN WALL METAL FLUE BOXES
The appliance may be fitted to twin wall metal flue boxes conforming to the
constructional requirements of BS 715, (for example the Selkirk LFE 175 box).
The box must have a minimum flue diameter of 125mm internal and minimum
internal dimensions of 275mm deep by 580mm high by 400mm wide. The top face
of the box must be insulated with a minimum thickness of 50mm of
non-combustible mineral wool insulation or similar material. The flue box must
stand on a non-combustible base of minimum thickness 12mm if the flue box
being utilised is of single skin construction.
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1.8
FITTING TO PRE-CAST FLUES
When installing this appliance into pre-cast flues, always ensure that the
spigot restrictor baffle has been removed.
To install the fire box in to pre-cast flue starter blocks, there must be at least
180mm from the mounting face of the fire to the rear of the pre-cast flue
starter block to allow sufficient space for debris collection. It is important to
consider this depth when choosing a fire surround as the thickness of the fire
surround must be sufficient to give a total depth of at least 180 mm to the rear of
the starter block, otherwise there will be insufficient depth. The fire surround
may be packed away from the wall using suitable non-combustible board,
providing the installation is correctly sealed. If in doubt about the suitability of the
fire contact the manufacturer for advice before proceeding. This fire has been
designed to fit standard 100mm pre-cast starter blocks with 3 inch rebated
surrounds and a 10mm plaster wall covering. It is important to ensure that the
pre-cast flue is in good condition and is free from extruded mortar or sealant from
between the flue blocks.
This appliance has been tested for use in a pre-cast flue block complying
with BS EN 1858. In accordance with BS EN 1858, pre-cast flues built with
directly plastered faces (front or rear) are not correctly installed as to ensure
proper operation with any type of gas fire. In some instances of this flue
construction, temperature cracking of surface plaster may occur through no
fault of the appliance. An air gap or some form of insulation material should
be installed to prevent normal flue temperatures from damaging wall
surfaces.
1.9
SPILLAGE MONITORING SYSTEM
This appliance is fitted with an atmosphere sensing spillage monitoring system in
the form of an oxygen sensing pilot. This is designed to shut the fire off in the
event of a partial or complete blockage of the flue causing a build up of
combustion products in the room in which the fire is operated. The following are
important warnings relating to this spillage monitoring system :1) The spillage monitoring system must not be adjusted by the installer.
2) The spillage monitoring system must not be put out of operation.
3) When the spillage monitoring system is exchanged only a complete original
manufacturers part may be fitted. It is not possible to replace individual parts on
the pilot system on this appliance, only a complete pilot assembly (including the
thermocouple) may be fitted.
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1.10
WALL / HEARTH MOUNTING
This appliance must be fitted on a flat, non-combustible base of minimum
thickness 12mm. In addition, a non-combustible hearth or physical barrier should
be provided in front of the fire.
With “hole in the wall” type installations, where it may be desirable not to fit a
hearth panel or physical barrier, the product may be installed in accordance with
Document J of the building regulations so that every part of the flame or
incandescent material is at least 225mm above the floor level. For the customers
safety, and in accordance with BS 5871-2, the fitting of a hearth panel or physical
barrier should be carried out. Should this advice not be followed however, please
give consideration to the safety of the occupants in the room to which the
appliance is installed.
Any hearth panel or physical barrier that is fitted should project a mnimum of
300mm forwards from the fire opening and 150mm either side of the fire
opening, as shown below in Fig. 3 Any physical barrier must be securely fixed and
be of robust design.
Fig. 3
300mm
Minimum
Fireplace Opening
300mm
Minimum
Example of Wall
Mounted Physical /
Tactile Barrier
150mm Minimum each
side of fireplace
opening
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Example of Floor Mounted
Physical Barrier i.e. Hearth
Panel
SECTION 2
INSTALLATION OF FIRE
2.1
UNPACKING THE FIRE
Carefully lift the fire out of the carton. Remove the loose item packaging carefully
from the front of the appliance. Check the contents as listed :Packing Check List
1off
1off
1off
1off
Fire box / burner assembly
Boxed ceramic base, front ceramic rail and 11 large / 4 small coals or
13 pebbles (4 off “FR”pebbles 7 off “L” large & 2 off “S” small pebbles)
Loose items bag including remote handset and 6AA batteries and 1 off
9V battery on RC models.
Flue restrictor baffle
Installation & Maintenance / User Instruction Book (Combined)
2.2
INSTALLING THE FIRE BOX
1off
Establish which type of flue you are intending to install the fire in to :225 x 225mm (9 inch x 9 inch) brick built chimneys 175mm (7 inch) diameter lined
brick or stone flue, insulated pre-fabricated metal flue box to BS 715 / BS EN
1856-2. When installing into 125mm (5 inch) diameter lined brick or stone flue, or
insulated pre-fabricated metal flue box and liner to BS 715 / BS EN 1856-2 the
restrictor baffle must not be fitted.
The flue restrictor baffle (supplied in the loose items) should only be used in
225 x 225mm (9 inch x 9 inch) brick built chimneys where the flue pull is
excessive. It must not be fitted if installing the product into a metal flue box,
pre-cast or 125mm diameter lined flue. See fig 4 / 5 below for details on fitting / removing the restrictor baffle onto the spigot on the rear of the firebox.
Fig 4 - Flue Restrictor
Baffle Not Fitted
3 screws
Fig 5 - Flue Restrictor
Baffle Fitted via 3 screws
as shown
A spillage test must always be carried out to check satisfactory clearance of
flue products, regardless of the type of flue the appliance is being fitted to.
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For all models proceed as follows :a)
Remove the top glass retaining cover from the product. It is secured via
the two screws as indicated. See fig. 6 below.
Fig. 6
2 off securing
screws
b)
Remove the left and right hand side glass securing brackets from the
product. They are secured via 3 off screws each side. See fig. 7
below.
Fig. 7
3 off securing
screw R/H/S
3 off securing
screws L/H/S
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c)
Lift the glass panel forwards and clear from the firebox, taking care not
to damage the glass panel. See fig. 8 below
Fig. 8
d)
Remove the burner heat shield, which is retained by 2 off screws as
shown below in fig. 9
Fig. 9
Burner Heat
Shield Retaing
Screws
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For all Manual Control models proceed as follows :e)
Remove the two off screws from the left and right hand burner
mounting brackets, plus the two screws from the base of the control
panel as shown below in Fig. 10, this will allow removal of the complete
burner unit from the firebox.
Fig. 10
4 off burner
retaining screws
For all Remote Control models proceed as follows :f)
Remove the two off screws from the left and right hand burner mounting
brackets, as shown below in Fig. 11, this will allow removal of the
complete burner unit from the firebox.
Fig. 11
2 off burner
retaining screws
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For all Slide Control models proceed as follows :g)
Remove the burner. To allow burner removal, the control lever
operating cable must be removed. The control lever operating cable
can be seen running across the base of the fire, below the burner. To
release the cable, unscrew the cable securing screw located in the
centre of the aluminium operating arm and pull the cable out from its
fixing hole. Release the other end of the cable by pushing the cable
forwards to the right, i.e. into the operating arm so as to release the
tension. Pull the cable nipple out of the retaining hole and remove the
cable through the slot in the operating arm. See fig. 12 below.
Fig. 12
h)
Remove the two off screws from the left and right hand burner
mounting brackets, plus the two screws from the base of the control
panel as shown below in Fig. 13, this will allow removal of the complete
burner unit from the firebox.
Fig. 13
4 off burner
retaining screws
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Continue for all models as follows :i)
Whilst the fire box is still in position, decide which side the gas supply is
to enter the fire from. If concealed pipe work is required plan the pipe
run to enter the fire box through one of the openings in the sides or rear
of the fire box below the fuelbed support panel and connect to the
isolating / inlet elbow. The gas connection to the appliance should be
made to the isolating / inlet elbow using 8mm rigid tubing. There must
be no soldered joints within the firebox. See fig. 14 & 15 below for
suggested concealed pipe layouts.
Fig. 14
Gas Supply
Firebox
Builders
Opening
Fig. 15
Approx.
40mm
Fireplace
Gas Supply
Builders
Opening
Firebox
Approx.
40mm
Fireplace
Note : Before breaking into the gas supply a pressure drop test should be
carried out to establish that the existing pipework is sound.
Carefully withdraw the fire box from the opening to enable the gas supply and fire
fixing to be completed.
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IMPORTANT : Sealing of the Gas Unused Gas Pipe Inlet Apertures
In line with current regulations, it is imperative that the gas supply inlet
apertures that are not utilised during the installation are sealed with the foil
tape as supplied. Failure to seal these inlet apertures could lead to flame
reversal, which in turn will damage the burner and control systems of the product.
Fig. 16 below shows a correctly sealed installation.
Fig. 16
Seal off unused gas inlet
apertures as shown
PLEASE NOTE :BFM EUROPE LTD. WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR
GUARANTEE CLAIMS THAT ARE AS A DIRECT
RESULT OF THE UNUSED GAS INLET APERTURES
NOT BEING CORRECTLY SEALED.
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The preferred method of fixing which is suitable for almost all situations is
the cable fixing method which is described in the following section in detail.
To fit using the preferred cable method proceed as followsj)
Mark out and drill 4 off No 14 (6mm) holes in the back face of the fire
opening in the positions shown below in fig. 17.
Fig. 17
250mm
500mm
100mm
Fireplace Opening
20mm
Fit the wallplugs provided and screw the fixing eyes securely into the rear of the
fire opening. If the clearance at the rear of the fire is at the minimum specified for
a precast flue application, it may be necessary to bend over the lower fixing eyes
after screwing them fully in to the rear of a pre-cast starter block.
k)
Uncoil the two fire fixing cables and thread one end of each of the
cables through one of the two holes on each side of the flue outlet
shroud.
l)
Position the fire carefully on the (protected) surface of the hearth and
reach into the fire opening. Thread each of the cables vertically
downwards through the pair of fixing eyes on the same side of the fire.
Thread the free end of the cables through the corresponding circular
hole on each side of the lower rear of the fire. Carefully slide the fire
box back into the fire opening and pull both cables tight.
m)
Thread a tensioning screw over each of the cables and ensure that the
tensioning nut is screwed fully up against the hexagon shoulder of the
tensioning screw (this provides maximum travel for the tensioning nut).
n)
Fit a screwed nipple on to each of the cables and pull hand tight up
against the tensioning screw, then secure each nipple with a flat
bladed screwdriver. See fig. 18 overpage.
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Fig. 18
o)
Evenly tighten the tensioning nuts to tension both cables and pull the
fire snugly against the wall. Do not overtighten, it is only necessary to
pull the seal up against the sealing face of the wall, it does not need to
be compressed. Check that there are no gaps behind the seal.
p)
With the fire securely in place, if a concealed gas connection has been
made through either of the access holes in the sides of the fire, the
holes should be closed around the pipe to prevent leakage of air
through the gap around the pipe.
q)
Refit the burner. Fit the four retaining screws on manual control
models or two screws on Remote control models and check that the
burner is correctly locked into position.
r)
Refit the front burner heat shield to the sides of the fire box (2 Screws)
and secure the trim to the fire using the magnets provided.
s)
Before making the final gas connection, thoroughly purge the gas
supply pipework to remove all foreign matter, otherwise serious
damage may be caused to the gas control valve on the fire.
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The other firebox fixing method is as follows :In installations where the cable method is not suitable (e.g. loose masonary in rear
of fire opening) the firebox can be secured to the fire surround using four screws
and wall plugs provided. Below (fig. 19) is a diagram to indicate the hole centre
positions available on the firebox to facilitate the screw fixing to the fireplace /
surround.
Fig. 19
260mm
Firebox
Mounting
Flange
512mm
426mm
50mm
2.3
GAS TIGHTNESS AND INLET PRESSURE (MANUAL CONTROL
MODELS)
a)
Remove the pressure test point screw from the inlet elbow and fit a
manometer.
b)
Turn on the main gas supply and carry out a gas tightness test.
c)
Depress the control knob and turn anti-clockwise to the position marked
pilot. Hold in the control knob for a few seconds to purge the pipe work
then press the igniter button. The burner should light, continue to hold
the control knob for a few seconds then turn to the full-on position.
d)
Check that the gas pressure for Natural Gas (G20) models is 20.0 mbar
(+/- 1.0mbar) 8.0 in w.g.(+/- 0.4 in w.g.) or for Propane Gas (G31)
models 37.0 mbar (+/- 1.0mbar) 14.4 in w.g.(+/- 0.4 in w.g.)
e)
Turn off the fire, remove the manometer and refit the pressure test point
screw. Check the pressure test point screw for gas tightness with the
appliance turned on using a suitable leak detection fluid or detector.
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2.4
GAS TIGHTNESS AND INLET PRESSURE (SLIDE CONTROL
MODELS).
a)
Remove the pressure test point screw from the pressure test point and
fit a manometer.
b)
Turn on the main gas supply and carry out a gas tightness test.
c)
Depress the control lever to the position marked pilot. Hold down the
control lever for a few seconds to purge the pipe work. The burner
should light, continue to hold the control lever for a few seconds to latch
the valve then lift to the full-on position.
d)
Check that the gas pressure for Natural Gas (G20) models is 20.0 mbar
(+/- 1.0mbar) 8.0 in w.g.(+/- 0.4 in w.g.)
e)
Turn off the fire, remove the manometer and refit the pressure test point
screw. Check the pressure test point screw for gas tightness with the
appliance turned on using a suitable leak detection fluid or detector.
2.5
GAS TIGHTNESS AND INLET PRESSURE (REMOTE CONTROL
MODELS).
a)
Remove the pressure test point screw from the inlet elbow and fit a
manometer.
b)
Turn on the main gas supply and carry out a gas tightness test.
c)
Depress both the round buttons on the handset. The fire will then
commence its ignition sequence and will light to high. See page 30 to
34 for full details of the operating method for the fire.
d)
Check that the gas pressure is 20.0 mbar (+/- 1.0mbar) 8.0 in w.g.(+/0.4 in w.g.)
e)
Turn off the fire, remove the manometer and refit the pressure test point
screw. Check the pressure test point screw for gas tightness with the
appliance turned on using a suitable leak detection fluid or detector.
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SECTION 3
ASSEMBLING FUEL BED AND COMMISSIONING
3.1
ASSEMBLING THE CERAMICS AND FUEL BED - COAL MODELS
a)
Place the ribbed ceramic fuelbed base on top of the fuelbed support
and pull fully forwards to the burner. Make sure that the fuelbed
base is located centrally in the fire box. Ensure that the fuelbed
base fit fully down onto the fuel bed support and is not
lodged on the burner. Ensure the air ports as indicated by the
arrows are not blocked by the fuel-bed matrix. See fig. 20 & 21
below.
Fig. 20
Fig. 21
Air ports in Fuelbed base mounting panel
Check air ports in fuel-bed base panel are not obstructed.
If these air ports are not in line with the holes in the fuelbed base matrix do not proceed with the installation
NOTE : The position of the fuel-bed components are critical to the
performance of the product. Therefore please ensure that the fuel-bed
components are positioned as described in the following section prior to
requesting a service call due to soot build up, poor flame pattern etc.
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b)
Position the front ceramic coal support onto the burner support as
shown below in Fig. 22
Fig. 22
Positioning of front ceramic pebble support onto burner
support
c)
Fit three large coals and one rectangular coal between the front rail and
the fuel-bed matrix as shown below in Fig. 23.
Fig. 23
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d)
Fit two small coals at the end of the row as shown below in
Fig. 24.
Fig. 24
e)
Fit three large coals behind the front row, using the ribs in the fuel-bed
base as a guide for placement as shown below in Fig. 25.
Fig. 25
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f)
Fit two small coals at the end of the row as shown below in
Fig. 26.
Fig. 26
g)
Fit the remaining 4 large coals as shown below in Fig. 27
Fig. 27
The exact position and fit of the coals may be very finely adjusted to give the most
pleasing and random appearance.
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Warning : Use only the coals supplied with the fire. When replacing the
coals remove the old coals and discard them. Fit a complete set of
coals of the correct type. Do not fit additional coals or any coals
other than a genuine replacement set.
To ensure that the release of fibres from these R.C.F (Refractory Ceramic
Fibre) articles is kept to a minimum, during installation and servicing we
recommend that you use a HEPA filtered vacuum to remove any dust
accumulated in and around the appliance before and after working on the
appliance. When replacing these articles we recommend that the replaced
items are not broken up, but are sealed within heavy duty polythene bags,
clearly labelled as “RCF waste”. RCF waste is classed as a “stable”, non
reactive hazardous waste and may be disposed of at a landfill licensed to
accept such waste Protective clothing is not required when handling these
articles, but we recommend you follow the normal hygiene rules of not
smoking, eating or drinking in the work area, and always wash your hands
before eating or drinking.
h.)
Replace the glass panel and retaining trims as described on
pages 11 & 12
NEVER USE THE FIRE WITHOUT THE GLASS PANEL IN POSITION, OR IF
BROKEN OR CRACKED.
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3.1
ASSEMBLING THE CERAMICS AND FUEL BED - PEBBLE MODELS
a)
Place the ribbed ceramic fuelbed base on top of the fuelbed support
and pull fully forwards to the burner. Make sure that the fuelbed
base is located centrally in the fire box. Ensure that the fuelbed
base fit fully down onto the fuel bed support and is not
lodged on the burner. Ensure the air ports as indicated by the
arrows are not blocked by the fuel-bed matrix. See fig. 28 & 29
below.
Fig. 28
Air ports in Fuelbed base mounting panel
Fig. 29
Check air ports in fuel-bed base panel are not obstructed.
If these air ports are not in line with the holes in the fuelbed base matrix do not proceed with the installation
NOTE : The position of the fuel-bed components are critical to the
performance of the product. Therefore please ensure that the fuel-bed
components are positioned as described in the following section prior to
requesting a service call due to soot build up, poor flame pattern etc.
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b)
Position the front ceramic pebble support onto the burner support as
shown below in Fig. 30
Fig. 30
Positioning of front ceramic pebble support onto burner
support
c)
Fit four of the specially shaped pebbles as shown below in fig 31.
Ensure that the cut-out in the rear face of the pebbles is positioned as
indicated. The 4 off specially shaped pebbles are packed in a bag with
a label “FR” on them.
Fig. 31
Front Row Pebble Positioning
Side Profile
Front
Face
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Rear
Face
d)
Select three of the large pebbles and position on the three central ribs
in the fuelbed as indicated in Fig. 32 below.
Fig. 32
3 off large pebbles
e)
Select the two small pebbles and arrange along the second row of the
fuelbed. (See fig. 33 below)
Fig. 33
2 off small pebbles
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f)
Select the four remaining large pebbles and position as shown along
the rear of the fuel-bed base in fig. 34 below.
Fig. 34
4 off large coals
g)
Do a final check that the pebbles are layed out as shown below in
Fig. 35
Fig. 35
L
L
L
L
S
FR
L
FR
L
L
FR
S
FR
The exact position and fit of the pebbles may be very finely adjusted to give the
most pleasing and random appearance.
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Warning : Use only the pebbles supplied with the fire. When replacing the
pebbles remove the old pebbles and discard them. Fit a complete
set of pebbles of the correct type. Do not fit additional pebbles or
any pebbles other than a genuine replacement set.
To ensure that the release of fibres from these R.C.F (Refractory Ceramic
Fibre) articles is kept to a minimum, during installation and servicing we
recommend that you use a HEPA filtered vacuum to remove any dust
accumulated in and around the appliance before and after working on the
appliance. When replacing these articles we recommend that the replaced
items are not broken up, but are sealed within heavy duty polythene bags,
clearly labelled as “RCF waste”. RCF waste is classed as a “stable”, non
reactive hazardous waste and may be disposed of at a landfill licensed to
accept such waste Protective clothing is not required when handling these
articles, but we recommend you follow the normal hygiene rules of not
smoking, eating or drinking in the work area, and always wash your hands
before eating or drinking.
h.)
Replace the glass panel and retaining trims as described on
pages 11 & 12.
NEVER USE THE FIRE WITHOUT THE GLASS PANEL IN POSITION, OR IF
BROKEN OR CRACKED.
3.3
LIGHTING THE APPLIANCE (Manual Control Models)
a)
Turn on the gas isolation tap.
b)
Depress the control knob and turn anti-clockwise to the position
marked pilot. Hold in the control knob for a few seconds to purge the
pipe work.
c)
Continue to hold-in the control knob and press the igniter button. If the
burner does not light, continue to press the igniter button until ignition
occurs. Continue to hold the control knob for 5-10 seconds to allow the
thermocouple to heat up, if the pilot goes out when the control knob is
released, repeat the lighting sequence.
d)
Turn the control knob in the anti-clockwise direction to the high position
and the main burner will light. Leave in the high position for 10 mins
until the fire has warmed up, then adjust as necessary to give the
required heat output.
e)
Turn the control knob clockwise to the low position and the gas input
will be reduced to the minimum setting.
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f)
Slightly depress the control knob and turn to the pilot position, the main
burner will go out but the pilot will remain lit.
g)
Slightly depress the control knob and turn to the off position, the pilot
will now be extinguished.
WARNING : If the fire goes out for any reason or is turned off and it
isnecessary to re-light the fire it is important to allow the
fire to cool for 3 minutes before attempting to re-light it.
3.4
LIGHTING THE APPLIANCE (Slide Control Models)
a)
Turn on the isolation valve. Depress the control lever fully downwards
to the position marked “ Z”. Hold down the control lever for a few
seconds to allow the gas to reach the pilot.
b)
The fire will then begin its ignition sequence. If the pilot does not light,
continue to press the control lever until ignition occurs. The pilot flame
can be seen by looking underneath the front ceramic rail, above the
burner heat shield, at the front left hand side of the fuel. When the pilot
has lit, continue to hold the control lever down for 5-10 seconds to allow
the thermocouple to heat up, before releasing the lever apply one firm
downwards push to ensure that the f.s.d. valve is fully latched, if the
pilot goes out when the control lever is released, repeat the lighting
sequence.
c)
After lighting, move control lever up to the high position and the main
burner will light. It is recommended that for the most efficient
performance the fire is allowed to warm up for 10 minutes with the
control lever set to high.
d)
The gas control can be moved from the High to Low position to give the
desired heat output.
e)
To turn the fire off, FULLY raise the control lever to the OFF position.
WARNING : If the fire goes out for any reason or is turned off and it
isnecessary to re-light the fire it is important to allow the
fire to cool for 3 minutes before attempting to re-light it.
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3.5
CONNECTING THE BATTERY PACK (Remote Control Models)
a)
To prevent un-necessary battery drain, the battery pack that is
used to provide the remote control function for this product is
disconnected at the factory. Prior to attempting to light the product, can
the installer please ensure that the battery pack is re-connected as
shown in section b) & c) below.
b)
Locate the battery pack in the support cradle at the bottom R/H side of
the firebox / burner assembly.
c)
The wire and connecting plug from the battery pack should then be
connected into the supply wire running from the control board. See Fig
36 below.
Fig. 36
Connecting Wire
Connecting
Plug
Battery
Pack
Note : Ensure that the battery pack is re-fitted correctly into itʼs
mounting cradle
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3.6
FIXING THE INFRARED SENSOR IN POSITION (Remote Control
Models)
a)
Due to the large amount of different fascia’s that can be supplied with
these fires, the infrared sensor is supplied from the factory attached to a
self adhesive pad. This pad can therefore be attached to the hearth in
a position to suit the form of the fret or contemporary trim assembly that
is chosen with the product. Fig. 37 below shows the self adhesive pad
and infrared eye attached to the flying lead, as supplied from the
factory.
Fig. 37
Infrared Eye
Flying Lead
Infrared Eye Sensor
Self Adhesive Pad
b)
Remove the backing paper from the self adhesive pad and position the
infrared eye in the air channels in the ashpan cover, so that the infrared
eye is flush with the front edge of the ashpan cover, as shown below in
Fig. 38. Check the operation of the handset, as detailed in Section 3.3
and adjust the position of the infrared eye if necessary.
Fig. 38
Final position of
infrared eye
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3.7
LIGHTING THE APPLIANCE (Remote Control Models)
a)
The Remote control handset generates an infrared signal, which will be
received by the sensor situated at the front right of your fire, behind the
black controls cover. This infrared signal requires direct line of sight
from the handset to the sensor on the fire to ensure good operation.
b)
To light the appliance using the handset, point the handset at the fire
and press the 2 left hand buttons together. The fire will emit a “beep”
sound, the buttons can now be released. After a few seconds an
audible clicking can be heard and then the fire will light the pilot and
then light the main burner. The ignition cycle will take approximately 20
seconds.
c)
To reduce the level of heat input on the fire, point the handset at the fire
and press the small flame button.
d)
To increase the level of heat input on the fire, point the handset at the
fire and press the large flame button.
e)
To leave the fire in the standby mode (pilot only running) press the small
round button on the handset.
f)
To switch the appliance off completely, press the large round button on
the handset, the fire will then switch off. See Fig. 39 for image of
handset.
Fig. 39
High (Large Flame)
Off Button
Low (Small Flame)
Standby Button
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3.8
FITTING THE TRIMS & FRETS (Quasar HE Models)
a)
Fit the outer trim assembly to the firebox with the magnets
provided.
b)
Remove the fret & ashpan cover from the packaging.
Place fret up to the front radiused burner heat shield
c)
Place ashpan cover under fret assembly and centralise.
NOTE :
Some models in this range are not supplied with a fret from the
factory, therefore please consult your local retailer for fitting
advice on the type of fret supplied with these models.
3.9
FITTING THE ONE PIECE FRONTIER 3 FASCIA’S
a)
Remove the protective covering from the Fascia
b)
Fit the outer trim assembly to the firebox with the magnets
provided.
c)
Place ashpan cover onto fascia.
3.10
FITTING THE ONE PIECE FRONTIER 4 FASCIA’S
a)
Hook the fascia onto the top mounting bracket fitted to the firebox
b)
The bottom of the fascia is retained by magnets fitted to the lower
retaining brackets.
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3.8
CHECKING FOR CLEARANCE OF COMBUSTION PRODUCTS
a)
Close all doors and windows in the room.
b)
Light the fire and allow to run for approximately 5 minutes on high
position.
c)
After approximately 5 minutes hold a smoke match just inside and
below the centre of the lower front edge of the top of the fire as shown
at the bottom of the page in Fig. 38 (It is recommended that a suitable
smoke match holder is used when checking for clearance of combustion
products). All smoke generated should be drawn back into the flue. If
slight spillage occurs or if in doubt, repeat the test after a further 5-10
minutes. If the test indicates that spillage is occurring and the flue
restrictor baffle has been fitted, it should be removed and the test
repeated after the fire has cooled.
d)
If spillage persists, the flue is not functioning correctly and a fault exists.
If, after investigation the fault cannot be traced and rectified, the fire
must be disconnected from the gas supply and expert advice obtained.
e)
If there is an extractor fan fitted any where in the vicinity of the
appliance, the spillage test should be repeated with the fan running on
maximum and all interconnecting doors open.
f)
After ensuring that the fire is safe to use it should be left on high
position to fully warm up. During this time a slight odour may be
noticed, this is due to the “newness” of the fire and will soon disappear.
Finally, hand the Installation and Maintenance Instructions and the
Users Instructions over to the customer and explain the operation of the
fire.
Fig. 38
Smoke Match Position Approximately 10mm
inside the centre of the
draught divereter.
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SECTION 4
MAINTENANCE
Servicing Notes
Servicing should be carried out annually by a competent person such as a
registered engineer. This is a condition of the Verine Fires guarantee
schemes.
The service should include changing the oxypilot as a condition of the
guarantee and visually checking the chimney and fire opening for accumulations
of debris and a smoke test to check for a positive up-draught in the chimney.
The condition of the coals / pebbles should be checked and if necessary the
whole set should be replaced with a genuine replacement set.
The burner assembly is designed to be removed as a complete unit for ease of
access. After any servicing work a gas tightness check must always be
carried out.
Manual Control Fires – For Diagrams refer to Section 2
4.1
Removing the burner assembly from the fire. (MC models)
4.1.1
Prepare work area (lay down dust sheets etc.)
4.1.2
Remove the trim. Lift the fender and ash pan cover out of the way and
put them in a safe location. Remove the glass panel, unscrewing the
top and side retaining brackets, see page 11 & 12 of this manual for
information. Carefully lift clear the glass panel. Remove the coals or
pebbles, front ceramic from the rail and fuel-bed base matrix. Unscrew
the two pozi-drive fixing screws which secure the burner heat shield and
remove it from the fire.
4.1.3
Isolate the gas supply and remove the inlet pipe from the appliance
inlet elbow. Unscrew and remove the four screws which retain the
burner. Remove the burner assembly from the fire.
4.1.4
To refit the burner assembly. Push the base of the control panel fully
into the fire and secure with the four screws. Refit the gas supply pipe
and carry out a gas tightness test. Refit the burner heat shield then
refit the coals / pebbles referring to section 3 for the correct coal /
pebble layout. Refit the glass panel and glass panel retaining trims
The fender and ash pan cover or fascia can now be re-positioned.
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4.2
Removing the Piezo Igniter (MC models)
4.2.1
Remove the burner assembly as in section 4.1
4.2.2
Disconnect the ignition lead from the piezo and unscrew the
retaining nut on the rear of the control panel. Withdraw the piezo from
the front of the control panel. Reassemble in reverse order and carry
out a gas tightness test. Refit the burner heat shield then refit the coals
/ pebbles referring to section 3 for the correct coal layout. Refit the
glass panel and glass panel retaining trims. The fender and ash pan
cover or fascia can now be re-positioned.
4.3
Removing the Control Tap from the fire (MC models)
4.3.1
Remove the burner assembly as in section 4.1.
4.3.2
Pull the control knob off the control tap spindle.
4.3.3
Loosen and remove the three gas pipe retaining nuts from the control
tap and release the ends of the gas pipes from the control tap body.
Loosen and remove the thermocouple securing nut from the end of the
control tap.
4.3.4
Unscrew the control tap locknut from the front of the control panel and
remove the control tap.
4.3.5
To refit a control tap, reassemble in reverse order noting that the control
tap locates with a flat in the control panel. Carry out a gas tightness
test after re-assembly. Refit the burner heat shield then refit the coals /
pebbles referring to section 3 for the correct coal layout. Refit the glass
panel and glass panel retaining trims. The fender and ash pan cover or
fascia can now be re-positioned.
4.4
Removing the Oxy-Pilot Assembly (MC models)
Note : Because this appliance is fitted with an atmosphere sensing ‘OxyPilot’ it is not possible to replace the thermocouple separately, because the
thermocouple position is factory set to a tight tolerance. Any replacement of
parts on the pilot requires a complete new pilot assembly.
4.4.1
Remove the burner assembly as in section 4.1
4.4.2
Unscrew and remove the thermocouple retaining nut from the end of the
control tap and disconnect the ignition lead from the pilot electrode.
4.4.3
Unscrew and remove the two pozi-driv screws which secure the pilot
assembly to the burner. Remove the pilot.
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4.4.4
Re-assemble in reverse order and carry out a gas tightness test.
Refit the burner heat shield then refit the coals / pebbles referring to
section 3 for the correct coal layout. Refit the glass panel and glass
panel retaining trims. The fender and ash pan cover or fascia can now
be re-positioned.
Slide Control Fires - For Diagrams refer to section 2
4.5
Removal of the burner assembly (SC models)
4.5.1
Prepare the work area (lay down dust sheets etc,)
4.5.2
Remove the trim. Lift the fender and ash pan cover out of the way and
put them in a safe location. Remove the glass panel, unscrewing the
top and side retaining brackets, see page 10 & 11 of this manual for
information. Carefully lift clear the glass panel. Remove the coals /
pebbles, front ceramic from the rail and fuel-bed base matrix. Remove
all of the loose coals / pebbles and front ceramic rail. Unscrew the two
pozi-drive fixing screws which secure the burner heat shield and
remove it from the fire.
4.5.3
Isolate the gas supply and remove the inlet pipe from the appliance inlet
elbow. To allow burner removal, the control lever operating cable must
be removed. The control lever operating cable can be seen running
across the base of the fire, below the burner. To release the cable,
unscrew the cable securing screw located in the centre of the aluminium
operating arm and pull the cable out from its fixing hole. Release the
other end of the cable by pushing the cable towards the right i.e. into
the operating arm so as to release the tension. Pull the cable nipple out
of the retaining hole and remove the cable through the slot in the
operating arm. Remove the two retaining screws at the base of the
burner unit, and the screw each side of the burner unit. The base of the
burner unit can now be pulled forward, allowing the burner to be
removed outwards and downwards from the fire box. Remove the
burner assembly from the fire.
4.5.4
Refit the burner assembly to the firebox by carefully pushing the bottom
of the burner back into position. Secure using the two screws into the
side frame of the firebox, and two screws into the base.
It is now necessary to refit and correctly tension the operating cable. To
do this, first set the control lever to the horizontal (central position), this
is the position which creates maximum tension in the operating cable.
Refit the operating cable to the aluminium operating arm, firstly locating
the nipple on one end of the cable into recess in operating arm and
then feed the other end through hole in operating arm. Pull the operat
ing cable until it is finger tight and secure with screw into operating arm
(do not over-tighten). Move the control lever fully downwards and check
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that the left hand micro-switch operates the igniter and that the control
valve spindle is fully depressed. Move the control lever upwards to the
“off” position and check that the right hand (cut-off) micro-switch
operates. Check that the control lever operates smoothly and safely.
Refit the burner heat shield then refit the coals / pebbles referring to
section 3 for the correct coal / pebble layout. Refit the glass panel and
glass panel retaining trims. The fender and ash pan cover or fascia can
now be re-positioned.
4.6
Removal of the battery ignitor (SC models)
4.6.1
Remove the burner assembly as described in section 4.5
4.6.2
Disconnect the ignition lead and 2 off microswitch leads from the igniter.
Unscrew the Battery retaining cap and place battery to one side. Then
unscrew igniter retaining ring and remove igniter from panel.
Re-assemble in reverse order and carry out a gas tightness test. Refit
the burner heat shield then refit the coals / pebbles referring to section 3
for the correct coal / pebble layout. Refit the glass panel and glass
panel retaining trims. The fender and ash pan cover or fascia can now
be re-positioned.
4.7
Replacing the battery (SC models)
4.7.1
Unscrew Battery retaining cap situated at the front right of the fire and
remove the battery
4.7.2
Replace in the reverse order using a 1.5V AA Alkaline Battery.
4.8
Removing the Oxy-Pilot Assembly (SC models)
Note: Because this appliance is fitted with an atmosphere sensing ‘OxyPilot’ it is not possible to replace the thermocouple separately, because the
thermocouple position is factory set to a tight tolerance. Any replacement of
parts on the pilot requires a complete new pilot assembly.
4.8.1
Remove the burner assembly as in section 4.5
4.8.2
Unscrew and remove the thermocouple retaining nut from the end of the
control tap, disconnect the ignition lead from the pilot electrode and the
two inline leads from the microswitch.
4.8.3
Unscrew and remove the two pozi-drive screws which secure the pilot
assembly to the burner. Remove the pilot.
4.8.4
Re-assemble in reverse order and carry out a gas tightness test. Refit
the burner heat shield then refit the coals / pebbles referring to section 3
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correct layout.
4.8.4
(Cont.)
Refit the glass panel and glass panel retaining
trims. The fender and ash pan cover or fascia can now be re-positioned.
4.9
Replacing the Control Cable (SC models)
4.9.1
The control lever operating cable
can be seen running across the
base of the fire, below the burner.
To release the cable, unscrew the
cable securing screw located in the
centre of the aluminium operating
arm and pull the cable out from its
fixing hole. Release the other end
of the cable by pushing the cable
towards the right i.e. into the
operating arm so as to release the
tension. Pull the cable nipple out
of the retaining hole and remove
the cable through the slot in the
operating arm. See fig. 39 opposite
4.9.2
Hold the hexagonal control lever cable locking bush with a spanner
and unscrew the locking screw using a 2mm allen key to release the
cable from the control lever. The control cable can now be removed
from the cable guide tubes.
4.9.3
To fit the replacement cable, thread the end of the new cable into the
long length of p.t.f.e. sleeve (as supplied) , taking care not to kink the
sleeve. Now carefully feed the sleeve and cable into the left hand cable
guide tube until the ends emerge above the control lever. Now thread
the short length of p.t.f.e. sleeve over the end of the cable and thread
the sleeve and cable into the top of the short cable guide tube.
4.9.4
When the end of the cable emerges from the short cable guide tube,
locate the nipple on the other end of the cable into the locating hole in
the aluminium operating arm. Thread the free end of the cable into the
cable retaining hole on the operating arm, but at this stage do not
tighten the securing screw.
4.9.5
Fit the hexagonal control lever cable locking bush onto the control
lever and fit the control cable loosely into the bush in the gap between
the two lengths of p.t.f.e. sleeve. Ensure that the cable is located in the
retaining hole in the locking bush and tighten the screw sufficiently to
retain the cable but still allowing it to slide for adjustment.
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Fig. 39
4.9.6
It is now necessary to correctly tension the operating cable. To do this,
first set the control lever to the horizontal (central position), this is the
position which creates maximum tension in the operating cable.
Pull the free end of the operating cable through the operating arm until it
is finger tight and secure with screw into operating arm (do not over
tighten).
4.9.7
Slide the operating arm fully to the right hand position and hold in
position, slide the control lever relative to the cable until the cable
retaining screw lines up with the hole in the spacer frame. This sets the
control lever in the correct position. Hold the hexagonal locking bush
with a spanner and tighten the retaining screw using the 2mm allen key.
Move the control lever fully downwards and check that the left hand
micro-switch operates the igniter and that the control valve spindle is
fully depressed. Move the control lever upwards to the “off” position
and check that the right hand (cut-off) micro-switch operates. Check
that the control lever operates smoothly and safely.
Remote Control Fires - For Diagrams refer to section 2
5.1
Removing the RC Burner Assembly (RC models)
5.1.1
Prepare work area (lay down dust sheets etc.)
5.1.2
Remove the trim. Lift the fender and ash pan cover out of the way and
put them in a safe location. Isolate the gas supply. Remove the glass
panel, unscrewing the top and side retaining brackets, see page 11 &
12 of this manual for information. Carefully lift clear the glass panel.
Remove the coals / pebbles, front ceramic from the rail and fuel-bed
base matrix. Remove all of the loose coals / pebbles and front ceramic
rail. Unscrew the two pozi-drive fixing screws which secure the burner
heat shield and remove it from the fire.
5.1.4
Unscrew the 2 off burner retaining screws on the side brackets, the
burner should then be lifted out of the firebox.
NOTE : Please take care with the wiring loom
5.1.5
To refit the burner assembly, re-assemble in reverse order and carry out
a gas tightness test. Refit the burner heat shield then refit the coals /
pebbles referring to section 3 for the correct coal / pebble layout. Refit
the glass panel and glass panel retaining trims. The fender and ash pan
cover or fascia can now be re-positioned.
5.2
Removing the Remote Gas Valve from the fire (RC models)
5.2.1
Prepare work area (lay down dust sheets etc.)
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5.2.2
Remove the burner assembly as described in section 5.1.
5.2.3
Disconnect pilot, main and injector pipes and disconnect the wiring loom
thermocouple and ignition wire, the valve can then be removed.
Re-assemble in reverse order, refit the burner heat shield then refit the
coals / pebbles referring to section 3 for the correct coal / pebble layout.
Refit the glass panel and glass panel retaining trims. The fender and
ash pan cover or fascia can now be re-positioned.
5.3
Removing the Pilot Assembly (RC models)
Note : Because this appliance is fitted with an atmosphere sensing ‘OxyPilot’ it is not possible to replace the thermocouple separately, because the
thermocouple position is factory set to a tight tolerance. Any replacement of
parts on the pilot requires a complete new pilot assembly.
5.3.1
Prepare work area (lay down dust sheets etc.)
5.3.2
Remove the burner assembly as described in section 5.1.
5.3.3
Loosen the pilot nut and remove the two screws retaining the pilot
assembly. Unscrew the thermocouple from the gas valve.
5.3.4
Re-assemble in reverse order, refit the burner heat shield then refit the
coals / pebbles referring to section 3 for the correct coal / pebble layout.
Refit the glass panel and glass panel retaining trims. The fender and
ash pan cover or fascia can now be re-positioned.
5.4
Replacing the Batteries (Within the Radio Frequency Receiver)
5.4.1
Prepare work area (lay down dust sheets etc.)
5.4.2
Remove the trim / fret & ashpan cover.
5.4.3
The RF receiver is located on the right hand side of the product, below
the burner assembly. Slide the RF reciever out, slide the battery cover
off and replace the batteries as necessary.
5.4.4
The fender and ash pan cover or fascia can now be re-positioned.
NB
The handset uses one LR61 (9v) and should be replaced by
removing the cover on the rear of the handset.
ENSURE THE BATTERIES ARE CONNECTED TO THE CORRECT POLARITY
POSITVE (+), NEGATIVE (-)
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FRET INFORMATION
To enable Customers to choose their own style of fret these fires are now available
without frets. In order to maintain the efficient and safe operation of the fire it is
important that any fret which is used must comply with the following dimensions.
(Fig. 39) It is important to clean a fret in accordance with the instructions provided
by your retailer as these vary depending on the surface finish of the fret.
Fig. 39
Minimum Total Open
Area of Fret 110cm2
Maximum
Height
210mm
Two Air Slots each of
Minimum Area 19cm2
PARTS SHORTLIST
Replacement of parts must be carried out by a competent person such as a
registered gas installer. The part numbers of the replaceable parts are as follows,
these are available from your local stockist, whose details may be found on the
BFM Europe website, address as per rear page.
Complete pebble / ceramic set
Pebble fuelbed base
Pebble fuelbed front rail
Replacement pebble set
Complete coal / ceramic set
Coal fuelbed base
Coal fuelbed front rail
Replacement coal set
Glass panel
Piezo Igniter
Ignition Wire Manual Models
NG Manual Gas Valve
LPG Manual Gas Valve
NG Slide Valve
NG Remote Control Valve
Control Board
Battery Cable
Battery Holder
B-110000
B-109980
B-108050
B-110020
B-121620
B-109980
B-126520
B-121630
B-125630
B-1320
B-67910
B-102880
B-102960
B-40980
B-106790
B-106800
B-106810
B-106820
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SECTION SIX - USER INSTRUCTIONS
6.1
INSTALLATION INFORMATION
CONDITIONS OF INSTALLATION
It is the law that all gas appliances are installed only by a competent (e.g. a
Registered) Installer, in accordance with the installation instructions and the Gas
Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998. Failure to install appliances
correctly could lead to prosecution. It is in your own interest and that of safety to
comply with the law.
The fire may be fitted below a combustible shelf provided that the shelf is at least
200mm above the top of the appliance and the depth of the shelf does not exceed
150mm.
The fire may be installed below combustible shelves which exceed 150mm deep
providing that the clearance above the fire is increased by 15mm for each 25mm
of additional overhang in excess of 150mm.
No purpose made additional ventilation is normally required for this
appliance when installed in G.B. When installed I.E. please consult
document I.S. 813 : 1996 Domestic Gas Installation which is issued by the
National Standards Authority of Ireland. Any purpose made ventilation
should be checked periodically to ensure that it is free from obstruction.
If the chimney or flue has been previously used by appliances burning fuels other
than gas they must be swept prior to the installation of this fire.
If this appliance is fitted directly on to a wall without the use of a fireplace or
surround, soft wall coverings such as wallpaper, blown vinyl etc. could be affected
by the heat and hot convection air and may discolour or scorch. This should be
considered when installing or decorating.
The Model number of this appliance is as stated on the rating plate affixed to the
control panel of the fire and the appliance is manufactured by:BFM Europe Ltd
Trentham Lakes
Stoke on Trent
ST4 4TJ
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ABOUT YOUR NEW QUASAR HE (High Efficiency) Gas Fire
The Verine High Efficiency coal / pebble effect gas fire incorporates a unique and
highly developed fuel bed which gives the realism of a loose coal / pebble layout
combined with realistic flames and glow. The use of durable ceramic material in
the construction of the fuelbed components ensures long and trouble free
operation.
When first using your new fire a slight smell may be noticed. This is due to starch
used in the manufacture of the soft ceramic coals / pebbles, it is non-toxic and will
soon disappear.
Please take the time to fully read these instructions as you will then be able to
obtain the most effective and safe operation of your fire.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
WARNING
This appliance has a naked flame and as with all heating appliances a
fireguard should be used for the protection of children, the elderly and
infirm. Fireguards should conform to B.S. 8423 : 2002 (Fireguards for use
with gas heating appliances).
It is important that this appliance is serviced at least once a year by a registered
gas installer and that during the service the fire is removed from the fire opening
and the chimney or flue visually checked for fallen debris or blockages which must
be removed. The chimney should also be checked to ensure
clearance of flue products. We recommend that during the annual service,
replacement of the Oxypilot is carried out. This is a condition of the
manufacturers guarantee.
After installation or during servicing a spillage test must always be carried
out.
Rubbish of any type must NEVER be thrown onto the fuel bed, this could affect
safe operation and damage the fire.
Any debris or deposits should be removed from the fuel bed from time to time.
This may be carried out by referring to the cleaning section as described later in
this book. Only the correct number and type of coals or pebbles must be used
and only complete and genuine replacement sets must be used.
Always keep furniture and combustible materials well clear of the fire and never
dry clothing or items either on or near to the fire. Never use aerosols or
flammable cleaning products near to the fire when it is in use.
The ceramic fuel bed remains hot for a considerable period after use and
sufficient time should be allowed for the fire to cool before cleaning etc.
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The fire must only be operated with a fret or fascia as supplied with the product.
which meets the criteria described in the rear of this book.
6.2.1
OPERATING THE FIRE (MANUAL CONTROL MODELS)
The controls are located behind the ashpan cover which is situated behind the
Ashpan / Fender. The controls, comprise a control valve to adjust the gas flow and
a push button piezo igniter. There is also a flame adjuster which slides from left to
right on coal models only. The left hand position gives maximum radiant heat and
output whereas the right hand position gives more flame but slightly less glow. To
light the fire proceed as follows:1)
2)
Depress the control knob and turn anti-clockwise to the position
marked pilot. Hold in the control knob for a few seconds to allow the gas to
reach the pilot.
Continue to hold-in the control knob and press the igniter button. If the pilot
does not light, continue to press the igniter button until ignition occurs. The
pilot flame can be seen by looking at the left hand side front bottom corner of
the glass panel. When the pilot has lit, continue to hold the control knob in
for 5-10 seconds to allow the thermocouple to heat up, if the pilot goes out
when the control knob is released, repeat the lighting sequence.
In the unlikely event of a failure of the igniter, the fire can be lit as follows :Remove the fret / ashpan cover, depress the control knob and turn anti-clockwise
to the position marked pilot. Hold in the control knob for a few seconds to allow
the gas to reach the pilot. Insert the tip of a lit taper in behind the front ceramic
rail on the left hand side. This will light the pilot flame. When the pilot has lit,
continue to hold the control knob in for 5-10 seconds to allow the thermocouple to
heat up, if the pilot goes out when the control knob is released, repeat the lighting
sequence.
3)
After lighting, turn the control knob in the anti-clockwise direction to the high
position and the main burner will light. For most efficient performance the
fire is allowed to warm up for 10 minutes with the gas control on high.
4)
The gas control can be turned clockwise from the maximum position to give
the desired heat output.
WARNING
If the fire goes out for any reason or is turned off and it is
necessary to re-light the fire it is important to allow the fire to cool
for 3 minutes before attempting to re-light it.
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6.2.2
OPERATING THE FIRE (SLIDE CONTROL MODELS)
The controls comprise a control lever, to turn the fire on and off and adjust the gas
rate. The control lever is located at the top right hand side of the fire. Depressing
the control lever fully operates the igniter and lights the pilot flame and ignition rate
gas. Once the pilot is established raising the lever allows medium and finally high
gas settings. The fire is turned off when the control lever is fully raised.
To light the fire proceed as follows:1)
Depress the control lever fully downwards to the position marked “Z”. Hold
down the control lever for a few seconds to allow the gas to reach the pilot.
2)
The fire will then begin its ignition sequence. If the pilot does not light,
continue to press the control lever until ignition occurs. The pilot flame can
be seen by looking underneath the front ceramic rail, above the burner heat
shield, at the front left hand side of the fuel. When the pilot has lit, continue
to hold the control lever down for 5-10 seconds to allow the thermocouple to
heat up, before releasing the lever apply one firm downwards push to ensure
that the f.s.d. valve is fully latched, if the pilot goes out when the control
lever is released, repeat the lighting sequence.
In the unlikely event of a failure of the igniter, firstly check the operation of the
1.5V battery and if necessary replace with a ‘AA’ size alkaline battery. It is
important that only an alkaline battery is used, otherwise premature battery
failure and leakage may result. If the appliance still fails to light the fire can be
lit as follows:
Remove the fret & ashpan cover. Depress the control lever fully downwards to the
position marked “Z”. Hold in position for a few seconds to allow the gas to reach
the pilot. Insert the tip of a lit taper in behind the front ceramic rail on the left hand
side. This will light the pilot flame and low rate gas. When the pilot has lit, continue
to depress the control lever in for 5-10 seconds to allow the thermocouple to heat
up before releasing the control lever apply one firm downwards push to ensure
that the f.s.d. valve is fully latched.
3)
After lighting, move control lever up to the high position and the main burner
will light. For the most efficient performance the fire is allowed to warm up for
10 minutes on with the control lever set to high.
4)
The gas control can be moved from the High to Low position to give the
desired heat output.
5)
To turn the fire off, FULLY raise the control lever to the OFF position.
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6.2.3
OPERATING THE FIRE (REMOTE CONTROL MODELS)
a)
The Remote control handset generates an infrared signal, which will be
received by the sensor situated at the front right of your fire, behind the
black controls cover. This infrared signal requires direct line of sight
from the handset to the sensor on the fire to ensure good operation.
b)
To light the appliance using the handset, point the handset at the fire
and press the 2 left hand buttons together. The fire will emit a “beep”
sound, the buttons can now be released. After a few seconds an
audible clicking can be heard and then the fire will light the pilot and
then light the main burner. The ignition cycle will take approximately 20
seconds.
c)
To reduce the level of heat input on the fire, point the handset at the fire
and press the small flame button.
d)
To increase the level of heat input on the fire, point the handset at the
fire and press the large flame button.
e)
To leave the fire in the standby mode (pilot only running) press the small
round button on the handset.
f)
To switch the appliance off completely, press the large round button on
the handset, the fire will then switch off. See Fig. 1 for image of
handset.
Fig. 1
High (Large Flame)
Off Button
Low (Small Flame)
Standby Button
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6.2.3
TURNING THE PRODUCT OFF IN THE UNLIKELY EVENT OF A
REMOTE HANDSET MALFUNCTION.
a)
In the unlikely event of the remote control handset malfunctioning (or if
lost or broken) after the appliance has been turned on, the fire can be
turned off via the emergency shut off switch on the control panel.
b)
To turn the product off, firstly remove the ashpan from the fire.
c)
Press and hold the emergency shut off switch until the fire shuts down.
The process may take up to sixty seconds to complete. (see Fig. 2
below).
d)
When the fire has shut down, release the emergency shut off switch.
e)
The appliance will now remain in the “off” position until activated by the
remote handset.
Fig. 2
Emergency Shut Off
Switch Position on
Control Panel.
REPLACING THE BATTERIES (REMOTE CONTROL MODELS ONLY)
ENSURE THE FIRE IS COOL BEFORE REPLACING BATTERIES
Remove the ashpan cover. The battery pack is located on the right hand side side
of the burner unit at the bottom. Carefully remove the pack and remove
batteries. Replace in the reverse order using 6 off 1.5V AA Alkaline Battery. It is
important that only an alkaline battery is used, otherwise premature battery failure
and leakage may result.
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6.3
RE-ASSEMBLING THE CERAMICS AND FUEL BED - COAL
MODELS
a)
Remove the glass panel and retaining trims as detailed on page 11 &
12. Place the ribbed ceramic fuelbed base on top of the fuelbed
support and pull fully forwards to the burner. Make sure that the
fuelbed base is located centrally in the fire box. Ensure that the
fuelbed base fit fully down onto the fuel bed support and is not
lodged on the burner. Ensure the air ports as indicated by the
arrows are not blocked by the fuel-bed matrix. See fig. 3 & 4
below.
NOTE : The position of the fuel-bed components are critical to the
performance of the product. Therefore please ensure that the fuel-bed
components are positioned as described in the following section prior to
requesting a service call due to soot build up, poor flame pattern etc.
Fig. 3
Air ports in Fuelbed base mounting panel
Fig. 4
Check air ports in fuel-bed base panel are not obstructed.
If these air ports are not in line with the holes in the fuelbed base matrix do not proceed with the installation
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b)
Fig. 5
c)
Position the front ceramic coal support onto the burner support as
shown below in Fig. 5
Positioning of front ceramic coal support onto burner
support
Fit three large coals and one rectangular coal between the front rail and
the fuel-bed matrix as shown below in Fig. 6
Fig. 6
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d)
Fit two small coals at the end of the row as shown below in
Fig. 7.
Fig. 7
e)
Fit three large coals behind the front row, using the ribs in the fuel-bed
base as a guide for placement as shown below in Fig. 8.
Fig. 8
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f)
Fit two small coals at the end of the row as shown below in
Fig. 9.
Fig. 9
g)
Fit the rear row of 3 coals as shown below in Fig. 10
Fig. 10
The exact position and fit of the coals may be very finely adjusted to give the most
pleasing and random appearance.
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Warning : Use only the coals supplied with the fire. When replacing the
coals remove the old coals and discard them. Fit a complete set of
coals of the correct type. Do not fit additional coals or any coals
other than a genuine replacement set.
To ensure that the release of fibres from these R.C.F (Refractory Ceramic
Fibre) articles is kept to a minimum, during installation and servicing we
recommend that you use a HEPA filtered vacuum to remove any dust
accumulated in and around the appliance before and after working on the
appliance. When replacing these articles we recommend that the replaced
items are not broken up, but are sealed within heavy duty polythene bags,
clearly labelled as “RCF waste”. RCF waste is classed as a “stable”, non
reactive hazardous waste and may be disposed of at a landfill licensed to
accept such waste Protective clothing is not required when handling these
articles, but we recommend you follow the normal hygiene rules of not
smoking, eating or drinking in the work area, and always wash your hands
before eating or drinking.
h.)
Replace the glass panel and retaining trims as described on
pages 11 & 12
NEVER USE THE FIRE WITHOUT THE GLASS PANEL IN POSITION, OR IF
BROKEN OR CRACKED.
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6.4
a)
Fig. 11
RE-ASSEMBLING THE CERAMICS AND FUEL BED - PEBBLE
MODELS
Remove the glass panel and retaining trims as detailed on page 11 &
12. Place the ribbed ceramic fuelbed base on top of the fuelbed
support and pull fully forwards to the burner. Make sure that the
fuelbed base is located centrally in the fire box. Ensure that the
fuelbed base fit fully down onto the fuel bed support and is not
lodged on the burner. Ensure the air ports as indicated by the
arrows are not blocked by the fuel-bed matrix. See fig. 11 & 12
below.
Air ports in Fuelbed base mounting panel
Fig. 12
Check air ports in fuel-bed base panel are not obstructed.
If these air ports are not in line with the holes in the fuelbed base matrix do not proceed with the installation
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b)
Position the front ceramic pebble support onto the burner support as
shown below in Fig. 13
Fig. 13
Positioning of front ceramic pebble support onto burner
support
c)
Fit four of the specially shaped pebbles as shown below in fig 14.
Ensure that the cut-out in the rear face of the pebbles is positioned as
indicated. The 4 off specially shaped pebbles are packed in a bag with
a label “FR” on them.
Fig. 14
Front Row Pebble Positioning
Side Profile
Front
Face
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Rear
Face
d)
Select three of the large pebbles and position on the three central ribs
in the fuelbed as indicated in Fig. 15 below.
Fig. 15
3 off large pebbles
e)
Select the two small pebbles and arrange along the second row of the
fuelbed. (See fig. 16 below)
Fig. 16
2 off small pebbles
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f)
Select the four remaining large pebbles and position as shown along
the rear of the fuel-bed base in fig. 17 below.
Fig. 17
4 off large coals
g)
Do a final check that the pebbles are layed out as shown below in
Fig. 18
Fig. 18
L
L
L
L
S
FR
L
FR
L
L
FR
S
FR
The exact position and fit of the pebbles may be very finely adjusted to give the
most pleasing and random appearance.
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Warning : Use only the pebbles supplied with the fire. When replacing the
pebbles remove the old pebbles and discard them. Fit a complete
set of pebbles of the correct type. Do not fit additional pebbles or
any pebbles other than a genuine replacement set.
To ensure that the release of fibres from these R.C.F (Refractory Ceramic
Fibre) articles is kept to a minimum, during installation and servicing we
recommend that you use a HEPA filtered vacuum to remove any dust
accumulated in and around the appliance before and after working on the
appliance. When replacing these articles we recommend that the replaced
items are not broken up, but are sealed within heavy duty polythene bags,
clearly labelled as “RCF waste”. RCF waste is classed as a “stable”, non
reactive hazardous waste and may be disposed of at a landfill licensed to
accept such waste Protective clothing is not required when handling these
articles, but we recommend you follow the normal hygiene rules of not
smoking, eating or drinking in the work area, and always wash your hands
before eating or drinking.
h.)
Replace the glass panel and retaining trims as described on
pages 10 & 11
NEVER USE THE FIRE WITHOUT THE GLASS PANEL IN POSITION, OR IF
BROKEN OR CRACKED.
6.5
CLEANING THE FIRE - WARNING
6.6
CLEANING THE FUEL-BED
Before attempting any cleaning operation ensure that the fire has been allowed to
fully cool. Consult your retailer to determine what trim / fret / fascia option was
supplied with your fire. If a real Brass fret was supplied with the fire it will
therefore will discolour with use and should be cleaned with a proprietory metal
polish. A laquered brass fret should not discolour and should only be cleaned with
a clean, damp cloth. The chrome, black & brass effect trims and chrome effect fret
that are supplied with the fire (dependent upon model chosen) should only also
be cleaned with a clean, damp cloth.
The trim is best cleaned in position on the fire when the appliance is not running
and is cool. Black painted metal parts should be gently cleaned with a damp cloth.
We do not recommend cleaning of the coals / pebbles or fuelbed components as
these are fragile and damage may result. None of these parts must be washed
or exposed to any cleaning agents or water. Any damaged parts must be
replaced by contacting your dealer or telephoning BFM Europe Ltd. on the number
stated on the rear cover of this book. The coals / pebbles must only be replaced
with a complete and genuine replacement set and the fire must never be run with
the wrong number or damaged coals / pebbles. The fuel-bed must be carefully reassembled as stated in section 6.3 / 6.4
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To clean the glass panel, please remove it from the product as described in pages
10-11. Use a clean damp cloth and ceramic glass cleaner to remove any stains or
deposits frm the glass panel. Do not using scouring pads as this may scratch the
surface finish of the glass panel.
PLEASE NOTE :- The glass will require cleaning periodically. Condensation
produced by the products of combustion will create marks on the inside face of the
glass panel.
6.7
REMOVAL AND RE-FITTING THE TRIMS / FRETS / FASCIA’S
Please refer to pages 35 of the Installation section of this manual.
6.8
USER REPLACEABLE PARTS
The only user replaceable parts on this fire are the fuelbed components and
coals / pebbles which may be replaced as described in section 6.3 / 6.4. In order
to replace the fuel-bed components, the glass panel of the appliance will need to
be removed, please refer to pages 11 & 12 of this book for details on how to
remove the glass panel.
Replacement of any other parts must be carried out by a competent person such
as a registered gas installer. The part numbers of the user replaceable parts are
as follows, these are available from BFM Europe Ltd. who may be
contacted at the number on the rear cover of this book.
Complete pebble / ceramic set
Pebble fuelbed base
Pebble fuelbed front rail
Replacement pebble set
Complete coal / ceramic set
Coal fuelbed base
Coal fuelbed front rail
Replacement coal set
B-110000
B-109980
B-126520
B-110020
B-121620
B-109980
B-108050
B-121630
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Due to our policy of continual improvement and development the exact
accuracy of illustrations and descriptions contained in this book cannot be
guaranteed
Part No. B-124980
Issue 7
BFM Europe Ltd.
Trentham Lakes
Stoke-on-Trent
Staffordshire
ST4 4TJ
www.bfm-europe.com
Telephone - General Enquiries :
Telephone - Service :
(01782) 339000
(0844) 7700169
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