RIKA | VIVA | Operating instructions | RIKA VIVA Operating instructions

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
INSTALLATION AND ASSEMBLY
RIKA: An Overview
Safety Precautions
Labels
EPA Certification Information
Parts Illustration
Installation Instructions
Clearances
Chimney Configurations
Existing Masonry Chimney
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS / FEATURES
General Operation
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SAFETY NOTICE
IF THIS WOOD STOVE IS NOT PROPERLY
INSTALLED, A HOUSE FIRE MAY RESULT.
FOR YOUR SAFETY AND TO REDUCE THE
RISK
OF
FIRE,
FOLLOW
THE
INSTALLATION DIRECTIONS.
PRIOR TO INSTALLATION, CONTACT
LOCAL BUILDING OR FIRE OFFICIALS
REGARDING
NECESSARY
PERMITS,
RESTRICTIONS.
AND
INSTALLATION
INSPECTION REQUIREMENTS IN YOUR
AREA.
MAINTENANCE AND CLEANING
Maintenance and Cleaning
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MISCELLANEOUS
User Notes
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WARRANTY
Warranty
Warranty Registration Card
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PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRE MANUAL
BEFORE INSTALLATION AND USE OF
THIS WOOD BURNING ROOM HEATER.
FAILURE
TO
FOLLOW
THESE
INSTRUCTIONS
COULD
RESULT
IN
PROPERTY DAMAGE, BODILY INJURY OR
EVEN DEATH.
SAVE
THESE
INSTRUCTIONS
FUTURE REFERENCE
FOR
The Viva Wood Stove has been tested to
and in compliance with UL-1482 and ULCS627 (the safety listing label is on the back
of the stove.)
WARNING:
THIS STOVE IS NOT
INTENDED FOR USE IN COMMERCIAL
APPLICATIONS.
Tested and Listed by
THIS STOVE SHOULD BE INSTALLED BY
AN AUTHORIZED SERVICE TECHNICIAN.
THIS STOVE IS NOT DESIGNED FOR USE
IN A MOBILE HOME.
OMNI-Test Laboratories, Inc.
Portland, Oregon
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RIKA: AN OVERVIEW
Portrait
Congratulations on your purchase of a quality wood stove made
by RIKA. You are now a member of a group of more than
100,000 RIKA owners. If you were not familiar with RIKA before
your purchase, please allow us to introduce ourselves:
RIKA was founded more than 50 years ago in Micheldorf, Austria
by Karl Riener and his family.
From a small company,
specializing in hand made wrought iron products, grew a large,
well
known
company
recognized
today
as
RIKA
Metallwarengesellschaft. We appreciate quality and feel that our
company manufactures some of the finest wood and pellet
burning stoves available in today’s marketplace.
Unique designs and emphasis on quality, performance and
superior workmanship have made us a leading stove
manufacturer in Europe. State of the art processes, such as;
robotic welding, laser cutting and complete micro-processor
control systems, allow us to produce a final product that we feel
is unequalled.
In addition to wood stoves, we are also known for our high
quality pellet stoves, wood-burning cook stoves, freestanding
fireplaces, and water heater units.
RIKA also produces a large variety of
other metal products for international
corporations.
In 1988, RIKA began to introduce its
products into the United States under
the trade name RIKA (subsequently
changed to RIKA). Rapid growth in the
U.S. is directly attributed to the quality
and unique design of the RIKA line of
stoves.
Thank you for your purchase.
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SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
PLEASE
BEFORE
STOVE.
READ THIS ENTIRE MANUAL
INSTALLING OR USING YOUR
The word “Stove” as used in this manual
means the Viva Freestanding Wood Stove.
We welcome you as a new owner of a RIKA
Viva wood burning stove. This manual will
explain the installation, operation and
maintenance of the Viva stove.
Please familiarize yourself with the owner’s
manual before operating your stove and save
the manual for future reference.
The RIKA Viva freestanding wood stove must
be properly installed in order to prevent the
possibility of a house fire. For your own
safety, you must adhere strictly to the
installation instructions. Contact your local
building officials to obtain a permit and
information on any installation restrictions and
inspection requirement in your area before
installation.
Failure
to
follow
these
instructions could result in a house fire,
property damage, bodily injury or death.
DO NOT ABUSE THE DOOR GLASS. USE
CARE NOT TO STRIKE THE GLASS WITH
OTHER OBJECTS.
DO NOT ALLOW THE
DOOR TO SLAM SHUT.
DO NOT OPERATE YOUR STOVE WITH
BROKEN OR DAMAGED DOOR GLASS, OR
WITH THE DOOR OPEN!!
DO NOT INSTALL A FLUE DAMPER IN THE
CHIMNEY SYSTEM OF THIS STOVE!
DO NOT CONNECT THIS STOVE TO A
CHIMNEY FLUE CONNECTED TO ANOTHER
STOVE OR APPLIANCE.
DO
NOT
CONNECT
TO
ANY
DISTRIBUTION DUCT OR SYSTEM.
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HOT WHILE IN OPERATION!
KEEP
CHILDREN,
CLOTHING
AND
FURNITURE AWAY FROM STOVE.
DO NOT
TOUCH ANY RADIANT SURFACE OF YOUR
STOVE. CONTACT WITH STOVE MAY CAUSE
SKIN BURNS.
DO NOT COOK FOOD, HOT BEVERAGES, OR
PLACE ANYTHING ON TOP OF STOVE.
DO NOT USE CHEMICALS OR FLUIDS TO
START THE FIRE.
DO NOT BURN GARBAGE OR FLAMMABLE
FLUIDS SUCH AS GASOLINE, NAPHTHA OR
ENGINE OIL.
DO NOT INSTALL IN A MOBILE HOME!
Never use gasoline, gasoline-type lantern fuel,
kerosene, charcoal lighter fluid or similar
liquids to start or “freshen up” a fire in this
stove. Keep all flammable liquids well away
from the stove when it is in use.
Build-up of soot and creosote in the chimney
connector and in the exhaust vent can cause a
house fire.
The chimney and chimney
connector should be inspected at least once
every two months during the heating season
to determine if a creosote buildup has
occurred.
It is recommended that the chimney is
inspected and cleaned by a professional
chimney sweep on an annual basis.
AIR
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SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
THIS STOVE SHOULD BE INSTALLED BY AN
AUTHORIZED SERVICE TECHNICIAN.
BE SURE TO ALLOW AN ADEQUATE
SOURCE OF FRESH AIR INTO THE ROOM
WHERE THE STOVE IS LOCATED.
AIR
STARVATION CAN CAUSE SMOKE TO ENTER
INTO YOUR HOME, AN INABILITY TO
MAINTAIN A FIRE, AND IT CAN CAUSE
SMOKE DETECTORS TO ACTIVATE.
DO NOT OPERATE THE STOVE WITHOUT
THE FIREBOX BAFFLE PLATES PROPERLY
INSTALLED.
BUILD FIRES DIRECTLY UPON THE HEARTH
INSIDE THE STOVE. DO NOT USE GRATES,
IRONS OR ANY OTHER METHOD TO
ELEVATE THE FIRE.
THE VIVA STOVE IS NOT SUITABLE OR
APPROVED FOR FIREPLACE INSTALLATION
AND IS DESIGNED TO BE USED ONLY AS A
FREE STANDING WOOD STOVE.
THE VIVA WOOD STOVE IS DESIGNED
SPECIFICALLY
FOR
USE
WITH
DRY
FIREWOOD.
DO NOT USE MAKESHIFT COMPROMISES
DURING INSTALLATION.
FUEL QUANTITIES
THE VIVA WOOD STOVE IS DESIGNED WITH A
FLAT FIREBOX LAYOUT.
ONLY ONE LAYER OF FUEL MUST BE
PLACED ON THE EXISTING EMBERS WHEN
RE-STOKING.
NOTE: If greater than one layer of fuel is
added to your stove, heat output could exceed
design and safety limits of the appliance. This
may result in damage to the appliance, a
house fire, other personal property damage,
personal injury or death.
ASH COLLECTION DRAWER (ASH PAN)
Your stove is equipped with a gasket sealed
ash pan. The ash pan is located inside the
door below the combustion chamber.
WARNING!
Never operate your stove with the ash pan open
or removed. Failure to adhere to this warning
can cause an over-heating condition resulting
in a house fire, property damage, bodily injury
or death.
ASH SHAKER MECHANISM
The ash shaker mechanism is a grated device
found in the bottom of the combustion
chamber of your stove. The ash shaker is
controlled by the lever located at the bottom
left front of the stove.
Only operate your stove with the shaker
handle pushed completely in so that the
shaker grate is in a closed position.
FLOOR SUPPORT
Prior to installation, ensure that the floor and
support construction is sufficient to support
the weight of the stove.
DO NOT OPERATE YOUR STOVE WITH THE
DOOR OPEN!
OPERATE YOUR STOVE ONLY WITH THE
DOOR FULLY CLOSED. IF THE DOOR IS LEFT
PARTLY OPEN, GAS AND FLAME MAY BE
DRAWN OUT OF THE FIREPLACE STOVE
OPENING, CREATING A RISK FROM BOTH
FIRE AND SMOKE.
Operating your stove with the door open can
cause smoke detectors to activate, can cause
a house fire, and can cause a carbon
monoxide buildup in your home.
WARNING: DO NOT INSTALL IN A SLEEPING
ROOM!
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SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
THE ENAMEL FINISH APPLIED TO YOUR
STOVE BECOMES FULLY HARDENED BY
HEAT GENERATED DURING THE FIRST
SEVERAL HOURS OF USE.
To ensure adequate hardening of finished
surfaces:
•
Do not touch any finished surface
during the initial 24-hours of use.
The finish will still be soft. Touching
the surface during this period of time
can cause permanent blemishes in the
paint finish.
•
A minimal amount of fumes may be
present during initial use. To draw off
those fumes, ensure that the area is
well ventilated. Do not prepare food in
the general vicinity of the stove.
•
If fumes become excessive, open a
windows and/or door and use a room
fan to create cross ventilation.
•
Hardening of the finish will be complete
after several hours of routine use.
Smoke Detectors:
Smoke detectors should be installed in at least
two locations within your home.
If smoke detectors are installed in the general
vicinity of your wood stove, the heat generated
by the stove can cause your smoke detector to
activate.
WARNING! Do not make any alterations to the
stove design. Only use factory authorized
parts when performing service or making
repairs; do not use substitutions.
Design
alterations or use of non-factory authorized
parts could cause damage to your stove, and
could result in a fire.
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OMNI SAMPLE LABEL FOR VIVA FREESTANDING WOOD STOVE
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EPA CERTIFICATION INFORMATION
Viva
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PARTS ILLUSTRATIONS
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Item
Part#
Description
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2
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B15685
Z21352
Z21351
108687
Z28458
Z20467
B15687
L00853
L00852
Z33207
Z28457
ash pan
floor grate
shaker grate
screw for shaker grate
shaker grate actuator
shaker grate lever
tiered baffle system
upper fire brick holder left
upper fire brick holder right
upper fire brick plate
secondary air damper
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Part#
Description
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Z33208
Z18202
Z28465
100485
Z28459
Z33205
Z20215
Z20216
Z20216
Z33205
Z20215
Z20214
B15688
L00857
Z33212
Z33281
Z33281
base plate
door glass
log retainer
gasketing rope
cast iron door
fire brick-left side
fire brick-left base
fire brick-left rear
fire brick-right rear
fire brick-right side
fire brick-right base
fire brick-front base
primary air pilot tube
log retainer cover
door handle
door handle knob-1 of 2
door handle knob-2 of 2
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INSTALLATION
PRE INSTALLATION CHECK LIST
WARNING! This stove should be installed by
an authorized installer.
Before you begin installation, review your plans.
Verify that:
•
•
•
The stove and chimney connector will be
far enough from combustible material to
meet all clearance requirements.
The floor protection is large enough and is
constructed
properly
to
meet
all
requirements.
All necessary permits from local authorities
have been attained.
FLOOR PROTECTION
If the stove is to be installed on a combustible
floor, it must be placed on an approved noncombustible hearth or other suitable floor
protection.
The pad must extend at least 16 inches (406mm)
in front of, and at least 6 inches beyond each side
of the unit. In a rear vent installation the floor
protection must also extend under the stove pipe a
minimum of 2” beyond either side of the pipe.
For Canadian installations, the pad must extend a
minimum of 450mm (18") beyond the stove front,
200 mm (8") from the stoves sides, and 200mm
(8") from the stove back.
The metal safety label permanently attached to
the back of your stove shows that it has been
tested to current UL and ULC safety standards,
and gives the name of the testing laboratory, as
well as certified clearances and additional
installation information.
Local authorities will generally accept the label as
evidence that, when the stove is installed
according to the information on the label and in
this manual, the installation meets codes and can
be approved. However, your local building official
is the final authority for approving your installation
as safe and determining that it meets all local and
state building and safety codes.
Codes vary in different areas. Before starting the
installation, review your plans with the local
governing authorities. Your local dealer should be
able to provide any additional information that
may be needed.
For any unresolved questions or discrepancies
about installation in the USA, refer to the current
national Fire Protection Association’s publication
ANSI/NFPA 211 Standard for Chimneys,
Fireplaces, Vents and Solid Fuel Burning
Appliances. For installation in Canada, refer to
CSA CAN-B365, Installation Code for Solid Fuel
Burning Applications and Equipment. These
standards are the basis for many national codes.
They are nationally recognized and are accepted
by most local authorities. Your local dealer or
your local building official may have a copy of
these regulations.
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WARNING!
Check all local building and safety codes before
installation. The installation instructions and
appropriate code requirements must be followed
exactly and without compromise. Do not make
alterations to your stove.
NOTE:
If you plan to vent your stove into an existing
masonry chimney, have the chimney inspected by
a qualified inspector prior to installation.
The chimney and its location can influence stove
performance. An oversized flue may not provide
effective draught and a flue liner may be required.
Consult your dealer or qualified installer before
final chimney placement selection is made.
It is recommended that you leave enough room to
enable cleaning between the stove and the wall.
WARNING!
Maintain minimum clearance to combustibles as
defined further in this manual and which is printed
on the safety label located on the back of the
stove.
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INSTALLATION
CLEARANCES TO COMBUSTIBLES
PARALLEL AND CORNER CONFIGURATION
Connector Pipe
Double Wall
Single Wall
A
B
C
D
E
F
13
10
25
16
19
16
25
16
all clearances are in inches
5
13
9
18
E
10
16
F
13
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ALCOVE CONFIGURATION
Connector Pipe
Double Wall
Single Wall
A
B
C
D
64
19
25
16
84
39
25
16
all clearances are in inches
TOP VENT OUT THE BACK WALL (WITH NO MINIMUM VERTICAL)
Connector Pipe
Double Wall
Single Wall
A
B
C
D
13
10
25
16
19
16
25
16
all clearances are in inches
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na
na
F
na
na
INSTALLATION
CLEARANCES TO COMBUSTIBLES
TOP VENT OUT THE BACK WALL (WITH MINIMUM 2 FOOT VERTICAL)
Connector Pipe
Double Wall
Single Wall
A
B
C
D
13
10
25
16
19
16
25
16
all clearances are in inches
E
na
na
F
na
na
E
na
na
F
na
na
REAR VENT OUT THE BACK
Connector Pipe
Double Wall
Single Wall
A
B
C
D
na
10
25
16
na
16
25
16
all clearances are in inches
REAR VENT WITH 90º UP CONFIGURATION
Configuration Not Approved
INSERT CONFIGURATION
Configuration Not Approved
Clearances may only be reduced by means of an approved regulatory authority.
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CHIMNEY CONFIGURATIONS
DO NOT CONNECT THIS UNIT TO A CHIMNEY
FLUE SERVING ANOTHER APPLIANCE. DO
NOT CONNECT TO ANY AIR DISTRIBUTION
DUCT OR SYSTEM.
The Viva Wood Stove installation listing is as a
vertically top or rear vented stove using a listed
class A (UL103HT) chimney exiting through the
ceiling/attic/roof. For Canada (CAN/ULC-S629).
Top Vent Installation - Required components
• Chimney termination cap
• Insulated chimney
• Storm collar
• Roof flashing
• Ceiling support box or joist shield/fire
stop spacer
• Chimney connector pipe
• Chimney connector/flue adapter
The inside of the chimney connector pipe must not
be smaller than 6” (152 cm) in diameter. Single
wall 24 gauge MSG (0.58 – 0.71 mm) and adapter
not smaller than 6” (152 mm), may be used in the
room where the stove is installed. In Canada,
where passage through a wall or where
installation in a partition of combustible
construction is intended, the installation shall
conform to CAN/CSA B365.
When a metal prefabricated chimney is used, the
manufacturer’s installation instructions must be
followed. You must also install the ceiling support
package or wall pass-through and “T” section
package, fire stops (where needed or required),
insulation shield, roof flashing, chimney cap, etc.
Maintain proper clearance to the structure as
recommended by the manufacturer and/or local
building codes. The chimney must be the
required height above the roof or other
obstructions for safety and proper draft operation.
Masonry Chimney
Ensure that a masonry chimney meets the
minimum standards of the National Fire Protection
Association (NFPA) by having it inspected by a
professional. Make sure there are no cracks, loose
mortar or other signs of deterioration and
blockage. Have the chimney cleaned before the
stove is installed and operated.
Chimney
Termination Cap
Insulated Chimney
Storm Collar
Roof Flashing
Ceiling Support
Assembly
Chimney Connector Pipe
Chimney/Flue Adapter
When connecting the stove through a combustible
wall to a masonry chimney, special methods are
needed. Refer to the following sections of this
manual.
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CHIMNEY CONFIGURATIONS
This stove must be connected to a chimney
complying with the requirements for Type HT
chimneys in the standards for Chimneys, a
Factory-Built, Residential Type and Building
Heating Appliance, UL 103. Or a code-approved
masonry chimney with a flue liner.
This prevents any amount of condensed or liquid
creosote from running down the outside of the
pipe or the stove top. All joints, including the flue
collar connection must be secured with three
sheet metal screws to ensure that the sections do
not separate.
The flue outlet on the Viva is a 130mm cast fitting
that must be adapted to the required 6 inch vent
configuration.
Both double and single wall
adapters are available and both are UL rated.
For best performance the chimney connector
should be as short and direct as possible, with no
more than two 90° elbows. The maximum
horizontal run is 36” and a recommended total
length of any one piece of stove pipe should not
exceed 10 feet. Always slope horizontal runs
upward ¼” per foot toward the chimney.
Any alternate flue adapter must increase to 6” in
diameter, with a minimum thickness of 24 gauge
black steel or 26 gauge blued steel.
Aluminum and galvanized steel pipe is not
acceptable for use with the Viva Wood Stove.
These materials cannot withstand the extreme
temperatures of a wood fire and can give off toxic
fumes when heated.
Each chimney connector or stove pipe section must
be installed to the flue collar and to each other with the
male end toward the stove. See figure below.
towards
stove
flue gas
direction
No part of the chimney connector may pass
through an attic or roof space, closet or other
concealed space, or through a floor ceiling.
All sections of the chimney connectors must be
accessible for cleaning. Where passage through a
wall or partition of combustible construction is
desired, the installation must conform with NFPA
211 or CAN/CSA-B365, and is also addressed in
this manual.
Rear vent installation:
The Viva is configured at the factory for a top
mounted flue configuration. If needed, the flue
outlet can be turned to allow a rear mounting
alternate configuration.
Mounting the flue collar for rear outlet:
1. Remove the rear flue adapter cover plate
2. Remove the two vertical back corner side
pieces.
3. Remove the entire back panel.
4. Remove the two bolts that attach the flue
outlet to the stove.
5. Rotate the flue outlet 180º and re-attach.
6. Replace the back panel.
7. Replace the vertical corner pieces.
Rear venting into a masonry or steel chimney
through a thimble or other vent configuration must
follow local codes or NFPA 211 or CAN/CSAB365 guidelines and methods.
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CHIMNEY CONFIGURATIONS
There are five allowable ways that a chimney connector can be connected to a masonry chimney by
passing through a combustible wall. NFPA Standard 211 allows the following wall pass-through systems.
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CHIMNEY CONFIGURATIONS
1. Using a minimum thickness 3.5” (89 mm) brick and a 5/8” (15.9 mm) minimum wall thickness clay
liner, construct a wall pass-through. The clay liner must conform to ASTM C315 (Standard
Specification for Clay Fire Linings) or its equivalent. Keep a minimum of 12” (304.8 mm) of brick
masonry between the clay liner and wall combustibles. The clay liner shall run from the brick masonry
outer surface to the inner surface of the chimney flue liner but not past the inner surface. Firmly grout
or cement the clay liner in place to the chimney flue liner. See METHOD A diagram.
METHOD A
2. Using a 6” (152.4 mm) inside diameter, listed factory-built Solid-Pak chimney section with insulation of
1” (25.4 mm) or more, build a wall pass-through with a minimum 9” (228.6 mm) air space between the
outer wall of the chimney length and wall combustibles. Use sheet metal supports fastened securely to
wall surfaces on all sides, to maintain the 9” (228.6 mm) air space. When fastening supports to
chimney length, do not penetrate the chimney liner (the inside wall of the Solid-Pak chimney). The
inner end of the Solid-Pak chimney section shall be flush with the inside of the masonry chimney flue,
and sealed with non-water soluble refractory cement. Use this cement to also seal to the brick
masonry penetration. See METHOD B diagram.
METHOD B
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CHIMNEY CONFIGURATIONS
3. Starting with a minimum 24 gauge (.024” [.61 mm]) 6” (152.4 mm) metal chimney connector, and a
minimum 24 gauge ventilated wall thimble which has two air channels of 1” (25.4 mm) each, construct
a wall pass-through. There shall be a minimum 6” (152.4) mm separation area containing fiberglass
insulation, from the outer surface of the wall thimble to wall combustibles. Support the wall thimble,
and cover its opening with a 24-gauge minimum sheet metal support. Maintain the 6” (152.4 mm)
space. There should also be a support sized to fit and hold the metal chimney connector. See that the
supports are fastened securely to wall surfaces on all sides. Make sure fasteners used to secure the
metal chimney connector do not penetrate chimney flue liner. See METHOD C diagram.
METHOD C
4. Start with a solid-pak listed factory built chimney section at least 12” (304 mm) long, with insulation of
1” (25.4 mm) or more, and an inside diameter of 8” (2 inches [51 mm] larger than the 6” [152.4 mm]
chimney connector). Use this as a pass-through for a minimum 24-gauge single wall steel chimney
connector. Keep solid-pak section concentric with and spaced 1” (25.4 mm) off the chimney connector
by way of sheet metal support plates at both ends of chimney section. Cover opening with and support
chimney section on both sides with 24 gauge minimum sheet metal supports. See that the supports
are fastened securely to wall surfaces on all sides and are correctly sized to fit and hold the chimney
section. Fasteners used to secure chimney sections must not penetrate chimney flue liner. See
METHOD D diagram.
METHOD D
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CHIMNEY CONFIGURATIONS
5. A listed factory-built wall pass-through system may be used if installed in accordance with the
manufacturer’s instructions.
Additional requirements pertaining to wall pass-through systems:
1. Insulation material used as part of a wall pass-through system must be a non-combustible material and
have a thermal conductivity of 1.0 Btu • in./ft.² • °F (4.88 kg • cal/hr • m² • °C) or less.
2. All clearances and thicknesses are minimums: larger clearances and thickness are acceptable.
3. A chimney thimble, as shown in the diagrams for Methods C and D respectively, must allow for removal
of the chimney connector for cleaning. The chimney thimble must be of ASTM C31 5 fireclay with 5/8"
minimum wall thickness, or material of equivalent durability. The inside diameter of the thimble must be
sized for the snug fit of a 6" diameter chimney connector pipe. The thimble must be installed without
damage to the chimney flue. The thimble must extend through the chimney wall, but not beyond the
inner surface of the chimney flue. The thimble must be permanently cemented in place with high
temperature cement.
4. A chimney connected to a masonry chimney, except for Method B, must extend through the wall pass-
through system to the inner face of the chimney flue, but not beyond. It does not have to be fastened in
place as long as it cannot accidentally be pulled out of the chimney or shoved into the chimney flue. If
fasteners are used to secure the chimney connector to a masonry chimney, the fasteners must not
penetrate the chimney flue liner.
5. Any material used to seal any opening or connectors must be noncombustible.
6. Except for chimney configurations as outlined in Method B, connectors to a masonry chimney shall
extend in one continuous section through the wall pass-through system and the chimney wall, and must
be up to but not past the inner flue liner face.
NOTE:
If the chimney connector does not have to pass through a combustible wall to get to a masonry chimney,
simply connect directly to the masonry chimney’s thimble as described and shown in the diagrams for
Methods C and D.
The chimney connector should extend into the chimney thimble to the inner-face of the chimney flue but not
beyond; if the chimney connector is extended through the chimney thimble into the chimney flue, resistance to
the flow of smoke and gases up the chimney will occur causing an adverse affect on the operation and
performance of the stove and venting system.
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CHIMNEY CONFIGURATIONS
Protected Wall Reduced Clearances:
Local codes in some areas will allow reduced
clearances when the stove is installed adjacent to
a protected wall system. Your local building
official must approve the variance. For details,
check your local building codes.
General Requirements:
Interior residential chimneys must be enclosed
where they extend through closets, storage areas,
or habitable spaces where the surface of the
chimney could come into contact with people or
combustible materials.
Chimney height requirements:
The chimney must extend 3 feet above the level of
roof penetration and a minimum of 2 feet higher
than any roof surface within 10 feet. Check with
your local building officials for additional
requirements for your area. Refer to the following
drawings for additional information and height
requirement details.
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GENERAL OPERATION
Ash Pan:
The ash pan located behind the fuel door is
designed to make cleaning easier by containing
the ashes in a removable drawer.
The ash pan should be emptied on a regular
basis. Frequency will depend upon fuel and how
often the stove is used.
Ash Shaker Grate:
Above the ash pan located in the floor of the
firebox is a rotating ash or “shaker” grate to
facilitate transferring ashes from the firebox into
the ash drawer. To operate this grate,
push in and pull out the handle that protrudes
through the door on the lower left side of the
stove.
Repeating the lever action several times will
increase the amount of ash that falls into the pan
and will aid in better operation of the stove.
WARNING! Operate the ash shaker only when
the stove is cool and all embers fully extinguished.
NOTE:
Under normal operation, the handle
should be pushed all the way in.
Baffle Plates:
The Viva stove has a stainless steel baffle
installed in the upper portion of the firebox. The
baffle is a vital component of the combustion
process of the stove for both the quality of burn
and in the reduction of emissions.
Do not operate your stove without the baffle
system in place.
WARNING! Excessive heat due to over-firing can
cause damage to the baffle.
Glass:
The glass is a heat resistance ceramic that can
withstand continuously high temperatures.
The Viva stove is designed to provide a flow of air
over the inside of the glass. This air combined with
high temperatures helps keep the glass optimally
clean. When operating the stove on low for
extended periods of time, the glass may become
dirty with soot.
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A short, hot fire will help clean off much of the
normal soot buildup.
Using dry, well seasoned firewood will help keep
the glass soot free.
Fire Brick:
The firebox in your woodstove comes with a layer
of specially designed brick material that shields
the outer metal housing of your stove from
excessive heat buildup from the firebox. This also
aids in a more consistent heat reaching the metal
housing of the stove, creating more consistent
radiant heat on all of the metal surfaces.
Little cracks may develop in the firebrick due to
normal use. These cracks do not influence the
workability of the stove and are not covered by the
limited warranty.
Ceramic Door Gasket Rope:
Viva stoves are equipped with a ceramic rope
style gasket around the inside perimeter of the
door. This gasket will wear out over time. Please
consult your authorized dealer for assistance
should the gasket become broken or damaged.
Combustion Air Supply:
Proper ventilation is essential when using a solid
fuel-burning appliance. The combustion process
uses oxygen from inside the dwelling. If there is
not adequate make-up air (such as in newer
homes which are well insulated and weather tight),
it may be difficult to obtain an adequate draft in
your chimney (caused by a shortage of air in the
house). To correct this, it may be necessary to
crack a window on the windward side of the
dwelling, or provide fresh outside air to a floor or
wall vent located near the stove.
Secondary Air Intake / Heat Output Control
The primary air intake is a fixed, non-adjustable
system.
Heat output can be regulated by adjusting the
secondary air damper. This is done via the control
lever located on the top front of the stove.
Moving the lever to the left increases air and heat
output. Moving the lever to the right decreases air
and heat output. The adjustment range should not
be altered for increased firing for any reason.
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GENERAL OPERATION
Opening and Closing the Door
WARNING! Wear proper hand protection
when opening or closing the door, when
starting the fire, and when loading wood.
To open the door, lift up on the handle until
the latch disconnects from its corresponding
lock pin on the main body of the stove. To
close, carefully push the door shut and push
down on the handle until the latch re-connects
to the lock pin
WARNING!
Burning materials other than
naturally dried, well seasoned wood may shorten
the life of your stove and possibly lead to a
dangerous over-firing condition. Do not burn
garbage, particle board, scraps or pressed logs
containing bonding agents because they can
produce conditions which will deteriorate stove
components. The use of anything other than
wood, such as fuels, flammable liquids, grease,
etc. can damage your stove and can lead to a
house fire.
The Viva wood stove is designed with a self
closing door. If left open, the door will
automatically close but will not automatically
re-connect to the lock pin.
To Start a Fire:
Fueling the Stove:
Use a small amount of fire starting material such
as an actual fire starter or newspaper, combined
with enough kindling wood to establish a small
brisk burning fire. Add larger pieces of wood on
top of the burning kindling and allow enough time
for the wood to fully catch on fire.
The Viva Wood Stove is designed for burning dry,
natural, well-seasoned wood only. Wood should
be stored in a covered dry place for at least two
years before being used for fuel. Cutting and
splitting the wood can speed up the drying
process.
More drying occurs through the end than through
the sides even when the wood is split. It is
recommended that wood be stacked with both
ends exposed.
Green or uncured wood does not work well as
fuel, and can cause increased creosote buildups.
The value of green wood as a source of heat is
limited.
Do not overload or use kindling or mill ends for
primary fuel as this may cause over-firing.
Do not store wood or any other combustible
material within the installation clearances or
within the space required for loading or ash
removal.
Fully open the secondary air control on the top of
the stove by sliding control bar all the way to the
left.
As the stove heats up and creates a sufficient
coal bed, adjust the secondary air control to your
desired position.
CAUTION: Build the fire directly on the hearth
inside the stove; do not build a fire above or in
front of the log retainer.
Refueling:
Open the fuel door and add wood then close and
latch the fuel door.
If the fire or coal bed is almost depleted and a full
load of wood is added, it may be necessary to
adjust the secondary air intake control wide open
(all the way to the left) to re-establish a lively fire.
Although feeding excessive amounts of fuel into
the stove should be avoided, it is important to
supply it with sufficient fuel to maintain a
moderately hot fire. This aids in reducing the
buildup of creosote in the chimney and aides in
minimizing soot buildup on the door glass.
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MAINTENANCE AND CLEANING
WARNING! BE SURE THE FIRE IS OUT AND
THE STOVE IS COLD BEFORE ANY CLEANING
OR MAINTENANCE.
WORKING ON OR
CLEANING YOUR STOVE WHILE IT’S STILL
HOT CAN RESULT IN SERIOUS BURNS OR A
HOUSE FIRE.
Ash Disposal and Removal:
Be careful when you empty ashes from the stove.
Embers can remain hot for several hours after the
stove is last used.
Disposal of Ashes - Ashes should be placed in a
metal container with a tight fitting lid. The closed
container of ashes should be placed on a noncombustible floor or on the ground well away from
all combustible materials, pending final disposal.
Prior to final disposal, ashes should be kept in the
closed container until all embers have thoroughly
cooled. Other waste material should not be stored
in this container.
Cleaning Stove Exterior:
When the stove is cold, the exterior can be
cleaned with a moist cloth.
Surface Blemishes:
Should your stove become scratched or
blemished, touch-up paint is available through
your dealer. There may be minor color differences
on re-painted surfaces. To minimize this effect it
is recommended to re-paint large areas with
natural borders. You will get the best result if the
stove is repaired while it is hand-warm (if the stove
is too hot the repainted area will have a granular
appearance.).
If touch up painting is required, ventilate the area
by opening windows and doors, and using a fan
for cross-ventilation.
As a result, creosote residue accumulates on the
flue lining. When ignited, this creosote makes an
extremely hot fire.
The chimney and chimney connector should be
inspected at least once every two months during the
heating season to determine if a creosote buildup
has occurred.
If creosote has accumulated, it should be
removed. Failure to remove creosote may cause
a house fire. Creosote may be removed by using a
chimney brush or other commonly available
materials. For assistance, consult your dealer or a
certified chimney sweep.
At a minimum your chimney should be cleaned at
least one time per heating season.
WARNING! Chimney fires burn very hot. If the
chimney connector should glow red, immediately
call the fire department, then reduce the fire by
closing the secondary air control.
WARNING!
A chimney fire can produce
extremely high heat and may cause ignition of wall
studs or rafters. If you have a chimney fire, have
your chimney inspected by a qualified inspector
before using your stove.
Door Glass:
Clean the door glass by wiping it with a dry paper
towel or dry, wadded up piece of newspaper.
NOTE: Do not use abrasive cleaners to clean the
glass. If a glass cleaner is needed, see your stove
dealer for a cleaner that is specifically designed
for use with wood stoves.
Soapstone:
If your stove is equipped with soap stone sides
and top, clean the soapstone with a dry sponge.
Creosote - Formation and Need for Removal:
When wood is burned slowly, it produces tar and
other organic vapors which combines with
expelled moisture, to form creosote. The creosote
vapors condense in the relatively cool chimney
flue of a slow burning fire.
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MAINTENANCE AND CLEANING
Broken or Damaged Glass:
If the glass breaks, replace it promptly. Never
operate your stove with broken or damaged glass.
Use only factory provided ceramic glass in your
stove. Do not use other types of glass. If the
ceramic glass of your stove needs to be replaced,
contact an authorized RIKA dealer for repairs.
To replace the glass, make sure that the fire is
completely extinguished and the stove is cold.
Protect your hands with gloves
appropriate for this type of work.
that
are
Ensure that the gasket does not unravel when you
make the cut.
Place a bead of high-temperature adhesive along
the entire area where the gasket sets. Then,
beginning at one of the ends, press the gasket into
place.
Make sure the two gasket ends properly meet
together, then cut to final length. Do not overlap
the ends. Firmly press the gasket into place
making sure seats in the same position as the
original gasket.
Clean off any excess adhesive.
Unscrew the bolts that hold down the four
stainless-steel frame pieces on the inside of the
stove door, then carefully remove the frame
pieces one by one.
Before using the stove, allow the adhesive to set
for the amount of time prescribed by the adhesive
manufacturer.
Once the four frame pieces have been removed,
the glass should be loose on the door. All of the
glass can now be remove. Dispose of the broken
glass in an appropriate manner.
Place a new, factory provided sheet of glass into
the door, reset the four frame pieces in their
original position, then screw the frame pieces back
into place.
Gasket Replacement:
This stove uses rope-type fiberglass gaskets on
the inside of the door. Over time the gaskets can
become brittle or worn. As this occurs, the
effectiveness of the gasket degrades and
ultimately the gasket will need to be replaced.
Use only factory provided gasket material in your
stove. Do not use other type of gaskets. If any
gasket material in your stove needs to be
replaced, contact an authorized RIKA dealer for
repairs.
To replace the gasket, make sure the fire is out
and the stove is cold.
Remove the existing gasket, then clean the area
where the gasket attaches.
Measure the length of gasket needed by laying it
out around the area to be covered, then cut it
slightly longer than the needed length.
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USER NOTES
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WARRANTY
Your Viva Wood Stove is covered by a five
year limited warranty.
The warranty
commences on the date of original
purchase.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT THIS
WARRANTY
APPLIES
ONLY
TO
STOVES PURCHASED FROM LUCKY
DISTRIBUTING, INC. OR ONE OF ITS
AUTHORIZED DEALERS.
LUCKY
DISTRIBUTING,
INC.
MAKE
NO
WARRANTY IF YOU PURCHASED
YOUR STOVE FROM A DEALER OR
SELLER NOT AUTHORIZED BY LUCKY
DISTRIBUTING, INC.
WARRANTY LIMITATIONS:
MANUFACTURER, DISTRIBUTOR AND
SUPPLIER
MAKE
NO
OTHER
WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED,
INCLUDING
ANY
WARRANTY
OF
MERCHANTABILITY OR WARRANTY OF
FITNESS
FOR
A
PARTICULAR
PURPOSE.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY:
MANUFACTURER, DISTRIBUTOR AND
SUPPLIER SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR
ANY INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES
TO
PROPERTY
OR
PERSONS ARISING FROM OR RELATED
TO USE OF THIS PRODUCT. USER’S
SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR
ANY
NONCONFORMITY
IN
THE
PRODUCT OR ANY CLAIM RELATED TO
THE USE OF THE PRODUCT SHALL BE
AT
MANUFACTURER’S
OPTION,
REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT OF THE
PRODUCT, OR RETURN OF THE
PURCHASE PRICE PAID FOR THE
PRODUCT.
This warranty covers defects in materials
and workmanship in covered components,
provided the product has been installed
and operated strictly in accordance with
the Manufacturer’s printed instructions.
This warranty does not cover damage or
breakage caused by improper handling,
misuse, or unauthorized modification.
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There is expressly no warranty on the
following components:
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Glass
Firebrick
Baffle system
Shaker Grate
Paint
Metal Plating
Gasket Material
Ceramics and Natural Stone
The warranty is void if:
ALL WARRANTY CLAIMS MUST BE
SUBMITTED ON A VALID CLAIM FORM
AND MUST INCLUDE:
1.
Name, address, and
number of the purchaser.
2.
Name, address, and telephone
number of the seller, date and proof of
purchase.
3.
Name, address, and telephone
number of installer, and date of
installation.
4.
Serial number of the stove.
5.
Nature of
complaint.
defect,
telephone
malfunction,
or
Arrangements will be made for inspection.
If the inspection indicates that the failure
was due to defective material or
workmanship in covered components and
that the other terms and conditions of this
warranty have been complied with, the
Manufacturer’s sole duty and liability under
this warranty shall be limited to the
Manufacturer’s replacement or repair, at
the Manufacturer’s option, of the defective
unit or part. The purchaser assumes all
costs of shipping to and from the
Manufacturer or his agent and shall be
responsible for all losses incurred during
shipment.
Removal and reinstallation
costs are not covered under this warranty.
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Any warranty implied by law, including, but
not limited to, implied warranties of
merchantability or fitness, shall be limited
to one year from the date of the original
purchase.
All warranties by the
Manufacturer are set forth herein, and no
claim shall be made against the
Manufacturer based on any oral warranty
or representation.
• the serial number or OMNI safety label
is removed or defaced
• service for defects covered under this
warranty is performed by other than an
authorized RIKA dealer or factory
recommended service person
• installation is not in conformity with
installation instructions and/or local fire
and building regulations
• changes are made to the design
characteristics or operating parts.
WARNING Such changes may create
hazardous conditions which can
endanger the user and/or property
Some states do not allow the exclusion or
limitation of consequential damages or
limitations of implied warranties, so the
limitations or exclusions set forth in this
warranty may not apply to you.
This warranty gives you specific legal
rights, and you may have other rights
which vary from state to state.
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8111 NE Columbia Blvd.
Portland, OR 97218
WARRANTY REGISTRATION CARD
Registering the purchase of your wood stove
serves as proof of purchase for your warranty
coverage
For your convenience, a warranty registration card
similar to the one pictured in the example on this
page is provided for registering the purchase of
your new wood stove.
The actual warranty registration card is enclosed
with this manual. Postage is free if mailed from
within the United States.
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