Monessen Hearth BWBC400I Operating instructions

Monessen Hearth BWBC400I Operating instructions
36" and 42"
FACTORY-BUILT WOOD BURNING
FIREPLACES FOR MANUFACTURED HOMES
INSTALLATION AND OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
MODELS
BWBC400MHB
BWBC500MHB
FACTORY-BUILT FIREPLACES
U.L. FILE NO. MH7603
These fireplaces have been tested
to U.L. Safety Standard 127, and
listed by
Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.
Look for the UL listing mark on
your fireplace.
CONGRATULATIONS!
You have chosen the finest wood burning fireplace available. Your fireplace has been
designed for years of heating and viewing enjoyment. Please take time to read this entire
manual before installing or operating your fireplace.
READ BEFORE INSTALLING. SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
CONTENTS
Listing and Code Approval .............................................. 2
Important Safety Information .......................................... 3
Fireplace Usage ................................................................ 4
Product Features .............................................................. 5
How This Fireplace Works ............................................... 6
Fireplace Location ............................................................ 8
Fireplace Dimensions ...................................................... 9
Fireplace Installation ........................................................ 9
Safety Strip Installation .............................................. 10
Hearth Extension ....................................................... 10
Unpacking Fireplace .................................................. 12
Clearances ................................................................. 12
Chimney Installation ...................................................... 14
Installing Chimney Safety Information ....................... 14
Firestop and Chimney Installation .............................. 15
Elbow Installation ....................................................... 17
Offset Installation Sequence ...................................... 18
Chimney Cap Installation ........................................... 19
Glass Door Installation .................................................. 24
Removing Glass Doors .............................................. 24
Replacing a Glass Panel ............................................ 25
Reinstalling Glass Door ............................................. 26
Fireplace Operation ........................................................ 27
Advantages of a Wood Burning Fireplace ................. 27
Which Woods Are Best .............................................. 27
Disposal of Ashes ...................................................... 27
Building and Tending a Fire ....................................... 28
Wood vs. Fossil Fuels ................................................ 28
Glass Doors ............................................................... 29
Maintenance .................................................................... 30
Fireplace Maintenance ............................................... 30
Glass Door Maintenance ........................................... 30
Refractory Components Maintenance ....................... 31
Chimney Maintenance ............................................... 32
Checklist of DOs and DON’Ts .................................... 33
Replacement parts ......................................................... 34
Warranty .......................................................... Back Cover
Outside Combustion Air ............................................... 21
Precautions and Recommendations ......................... 21
Model AK6A Combustion Air Assembly...................... 21
Trim and Mantel Installation for Wood Burning
Fireplaces ................................................................ 22
Locating Front and Side Clearances.......................... 22
Locating Mantel .......................................................... 23
Fan Assembly ................................................................. 23
LISTING AND CODE APPROVALS
The UL listing mark on the fireplace indicates that the fireplace is listed by Underwriters Laboratories, Inc., to U.L. 127 Safety
Standard For Factory-Built Fireplaces. The design of this fireplace and these instructions complied with the applicable U.L.
127 safety standards for a factory-built fireplace in effect at the time the fireplace was manufactured. You should be aware,
however, that failure to properly install, operate, and maintain this or any other factory-built fireplace can result in a home
fire or other occurrences that could cause deaths, injuries, and property damage. It is very important that the persons installing and/or supervising the installation of this fireplace have appropriate skills in using the tools and techniques required; and
reading and comprehension skills sufficient to read and follow these instructions.
These instructions contain warnings, cautions, and notes to emphasize important safety information. To assure that safe and
satisfactory service is received from this fireplace, please read all contents of this manual. The instructions contained in this
manual are in compliance with the requirements of the Department of Housing and Urban Development HUD) “Manufactured
Home Construction and Safety Standards”, and the National Fire Protection Association Safety Standard 211. Before beginning the fireplace installation, you should check with local building officials to obtain required permits and assure compliance
with local regulations and codes. If you encounter problems with code requirements, contact you dealer for assistance.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
WARNING
OWNER
Please retain these instructions for future reference.
• Read these instructions entirely before beginning any part of the installation. Save
these instructions for any future repairs.
• Use these instructions as a guide during the installation of the fireplace.
• Install all the parts used with this fireplace system in accordance with these installation
instructions. Failure to do so may be hazardous and will void the warranty.
• Do not alter fireplace and accessories in any way that is not specifically recommended
in this manual.
• Do not install fireplace with a masonry flue.
• Do not pack required air spaces with combustible material or insulation not specifically
recommended for use in such areas.
• When installed in a manufactured home, this fireplace must be equipped with glass
doors and accessories for supplying outside air for combustion.
• WARNING: DO NOT INSTALL IN SLEEPING ROOM OF A MANUFACTURED HOME.
• This fireplace and chimney should not be used for venting a wood or coal burning
heater or fireplace insert.
CAUTION
WARNING
INSTALLER
Please leave these instructions with the owner.
Do not use a fireplace insert or other
product not specified for use with
this fireplace.
Improper installation or use of this fireplace will void its warranty and can cause:
• Damage to the fireplace from overheating.
• Hazardous temperatures to develop on combustible materials adjacent to the fireplace
or chimney.
• The emission of smoke, sparks or hazardous gases into the dwelling.
• Leakage of rain water into the dwelling.
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FIREPLACE USAGE
These fireplaces are for use in manufactured homes. Burn solid wood fuel only or use only with one of the gas log appliances described below. These fireplaces are intended for supplemental heating only and are not intended for use as a primary
heating system.
WARNING
Do not use this fireplace and chimney for venting a solid fuel heater or fireplace insert
unless written authorization is given by Monessen Hearth Systems. Failure to heed
this warning may cause a fire hazard and will void the Monessen Hearth System
Warranty.
NOTICE
These fireplaces are designed to sit directly on a combustible floor. Except as noted by this instruction manual, only parts
manufactured by Monessen Hearth Systems. and labeled for use with these specific fireplaces should be used in the installation and operation of these fireplaces. The use of improper parts in the installation and operation of these fireplaces can be
hazardous and voids the warranty.
These fireplaces have provision for a gas line connection. The provision for a gas line
is intended only for connecting one of the gas appliances (gas log sets) described by
the following paragraph.
Install only gas log sets which have been tested and certified for installation in these fireplaces in an
aftermarket (completion of sale, not for purpose of resale from the manufacturer) manufactured home,
where not prohibited by state or local codes.
These gas log sets…
have an automatic shutoff device;
comply with applicable standards for gas appliances;
NOTICE
These fireplaces have been found to comply with the standard for factory-built fireplaces,
UL 127, when installed with unvented gas logs sets. However, state or local codes may
only allow operation of gas log appliances in a vented configuration. Check your state
or local codes.
CAUTION
have been tested and certified by a nationally recognized organization for installation in these specific
fireplaces.
When using a decorative gas log appliance in these fireplaces, the fireplace damper
must set in the fully open position. Note: A gas log appliance classified as decorative
is not thermostatically controlled, must be vented and its primary function lies in the
esthetic effect of the flame.
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If a gas appliance is installed in one of the fireplaces, installation must be in accordance
with nation fuel gas code ANSI Z223.1 Guidelines for safely installing and operating one
of the gas appliances (gas lot set) described above are contained in the instructions
provided with the gas appliance.The installer of the gas appliance must describe the
operation of the fireplace and gas appliance to the individuals who will be operating
them. Instruction manuals must be left with operator of the system.
CAUTION
CAUTION
FIREPLACE USAGE
While a gas log appliance is
installed in one of these fireplaces,
solid fuels must not be burned in
the fireplace.
PRODUCT FEATURES
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
•
This fireplace is designed to burn solid
wood fuel (wood), UL-classified processed
solid fuel fire logs, or a certified decorative
gas appliance may be installed in the fireplace as described later by this instruction
manual.
•
The appliance must be properly connected
to a venting system.
Glass
Doors
Fan
Switch
Grate
Screens
Nail Down
Strap
Figure 1 - BWBC400/500MHB
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HOW THIS FIREPLACE WORKS
As wood is burned in the fireplace, room air enters
the fireplace through its “cool air inlet”, circulates
around the firebox, and exits the fireplace through its
“warm air outlet.” See Figure 2. This air circulation
cools the firebox.
WARNING
Do not block or restrict air
circulation in any manner.
Blocking or restricting
the air flow will cause the
firebox to reach hazardous
temperatures.
Warm Air
Outlet
WARNING
The fireplace will go
through a curing process
(burning off oil residue,
etc.) the first few times it
is fired. Smoke and fumes
may be emitted from its
upper grille. Open a door
or window to let any
smoke or fumes escape
during curing period.
Cool Air
Inlet
Figure 2 - Location of Cool Air Inlet and Warm Air Outlet
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HOW THIS FIREPLACE WORKS
For large fires, the maximum heating benefit from the fireplace will be
obtained with its glass doors fully open. The open doors will allow more
radiant heat to be emitted out of the front opening of the fireplace. When
the glass doors are open, close the fireplace’s mesh screens
to help keep burning embers from popping out of the firebox.
With a small fire, it is best to operate the fireplace with its glass doors
fully closed to prevent excessive room air from being drawn up the
chimney. To prevent room air from escaping up the chimney overnight,
close the fireplace glass doors before retiring in the evenings.
Fireplace
Glass Doors Fully Open
Figure 3 - Correct Position
WARNING
Fireplace
The fireplace should be operated only with
its glass doors fully open or fully closed. If
glass doors are left partially open, gas and
flame may be drawn out of fireplace opening.
This creates risks of both fire and smoke. See
Figures 3 and 4.
Do not
operate
fireplace like
this!
Glass Doors Partially
Open
Figure 4 - Incorrect Position
With the provided AK6A combustion air kit installed on the
fireplace, outside combustion air may enter the firebox through
Air Combustion Control Lever
a dampered opening located on the left side of the fireplace.
This feature reduces the room air used for combustion and
prevents excessive heat loss from the room. When the fireplace is in use, this damper should be open. When the
fireplace is not in use, the damper may be closed to prevent
cold air from entering the firebox. The outside combustion
air control lever is located inside the fireplace firebox just
above the brick panel on the left side of the firebox as shown
by Figure 5.
NOTE: Outside combustion air damper is open when
its control lever is up. The damper is closed
when its control lever is down.
The fireplace must be supplied with outside combustion air
when the fireplace is installed in a manufactured home. See the
Outside Combustible Air section of this manual for additional
information about outside combustion air.
This fireplace is equipped with a factory-installed fan assembly to help circulate heat produced by the fireplace. The fanʼs
ON/OFF rocker switch is installed in the left side of the lower
louver panel on the front of the fireplace. Use the ON/OFF
rocker switch to turn the fan on and off as desired for heat
circulation. See the Wiring for Fan Assembly, page 27 of this
manual for additional information about fan assembly.
Figure 5 - Outside Combustion Air Control Lever Location
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The following factors should be taken into consideration:
CAUTION
FIREPLACE LOCATION
•
This fireplace should have sufficient access for its safe operation and maintenance.
•
The SVTR firestop thimble allows chimney to be passed between joist and
rafters or trusses placed 16" on center. See Chimney Installation, page 14.
•
Locate a position where the flue system of the fireplace can be properly installed without damaging the integrity of the
building. e.g. cutting wall or ceiling joist (example: load-bearing framing members).
•
Install floor protection when the appliance is installed directly on tile or other combustible material.
•
No special foundation is needed for this fireplace. If fireplace is trimmed with large stone or brick facing, make sure the
foundation will support those materials.
•
Check fireplace and flue system clearance requirements.
•
Locate the fireplace in a large and open room that is centrally located in the house. This will optimize heat circulation
and comfort.
•
Locate fireplace away from frequently opened doors, central heat outlets or returns, or other places where air movements
may disturb the airflow around the fireplace.
Do not install fireplace
over carpeting.
Note: Air turbulence near the fireplace may cause smoke to spill out of the fireplace opening.
•
Locate fireplace near a load bearing wall. Make sure the support structure is strong enough or reinforced if fireplace is
to be trimmed with a heavy stone or brick facing and hearth extension.
•
This fireplace may be installed along a wall, across a corner, or use an exterior chase. See Figure 6 for suggested locations.
•
Location should be out of high traffic areas and away from furniture and draperies.
•
Never obstruct the front opening of the fireplace.
•
Do not install in the vicinity where gasoline or other flammable liquids are stored.
•
See Chimney Installation, pages 14 through 20 for allowable venting configurations.
•
Minimum clearances to combustibles, side-wall, ceiling, woodwork, and windows must be maintained. See Clearances,
page 13 and 14.
Figure 6 - Suggested Fireplace Locations
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FIREPLACE DIMENSIONS
Outside
Connector
Center
Line
A
71/2"
131/2"
10"
TOP VIEW
213/4"
Framing
Dimension
21"
A
B
C
400
Units
500
Units
243/4"
36"
401/2"
303/4"
42"
461/2"
/2" or 5/8"
Drywall Spacers
1
/2" or 5/8"
Drywall
Spacers
1
6 /2"
1
403/4"
343/8"
Framing
Dimension
211/2"
BWBC400MHB
BWBC500MHB
95/8"
Air Kit
171/4"
61/2"
7"
25/8"
97/8"
B
C
Gas
133/4"
Framing Dimension
FRONT VIEW
Electrical
SIDE VIEW
Figure 7 - Fireplace Dimensions
FIREPLACE INSTALLATION
1. Place fireplace in the desired location. Securely support and level fireplace. Check face of the fireplace with a carpenterʼs
level. If fireplace is not plumb, correct it by placing shims under the edges of fireplace.
2. Block in the fireplace to prevent any shifting of firebox. Secure fireplace with naildown straps located on each side of
the fireplace. See Figure 1, Page 5.Do not enclose the fireplace until the combustion air duct and chimney pipes are
installed.
3. Connect fireplace fan assembly to homeʼs electrical system.
4. Trim and enclose fireplace.
5. Install hearth extension or equivalent. See pages 10 and 11.
Note: Some local codes may require electrically grounding the fireplace and chimney.
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FIREPLACE INSTALLATION
SAFETY STRIP INSTALLATION
You must place the metal safety strip (packed with your fireplace in two pieces) beneath the fireplace front before installing
hearth extension Slide safety strip approximately 11/2" under the fireplace. The hearth extension will install on top of the
safety strip. See Figures 8 and 9.
HEARTH EXTENSION
For manufactured home installations, use the Model H1652 (400 unit) or Model H2066 (500 unit) hearth extension or an
equivalent hearth extension* acceptable to the authority having jurisdiction. The hearth extension must cover an area 16"
(400 unit) or 20" (500 unit) in front of, and 8" either side of the fireplace opening. See Figures 8 and 9. If a raised hearth
extension is desired, the fireplace must be elevated accordingly and positioned on a platform constructed of combustible or
noncombustible materials.
The hearth extension may be covered with tile or any noncombustible material. The hearth extension assembly must not
block lower louvered panel.
Note: Do not install hearth extension until after fireplace and chimney have been installed.
Hearth Extension Clearances & Width
400 Unit 500 Unit
On Both Sides
Front of Fireplace
Extension Width
8" Min.
16" Min.
52"
8" Min.
20" Min.
66"
401/8" (400 Unit)
461/8" (500 Unit)
Gas
Opening
401/2"
16" Min.
(400 Unit)
20" Min.
(500 Unit)
Junction
Box
Opening
211/2"
Floor
Level
21"
52" (400 Models)
66" (500 Models)
Hearth
Extension
Safety
Strip
Figure 8 - Installing Hearth Extension
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FIREPLACE INSTALLATION
*HEARTH EXTENSION EQUIVALENTS
Hearth extensions are made of a 1/2" thick piece of **MICORE CV230 fiberboard covered with a sheet of 26 gauge galvanized
steel. You may purchase these materials locally to fabricate hearth extensions. You can construct hearth extensions from any
noncombustible material that is 1/2" thick with a “K” value (thermoconductivity) of 0.43 or lower.
For example, an insulating material 1/2" thick with a “K” value of 0.35 would be acceptable. A hearth extension made from
materials 1/2" thick with a “K” value of 0.43 or lower is equal to the H1652 or H2066 hearth extensions. See Figure 8, page
10.
**MICORE CV230 is manufactured by U.S. Gypsum Corporation.
The following relations could be useful:
WARNING
C = K divided by the material thickness
(Example C = .43 divided by 1/2 (.50)
C = .86)
K = C multiplies by the material thickness
(Example K = .86 multiplied by 1/2 (.50)
K = .43)
R = The material thickness divided by K
(Example R = 1/2 (.50) divided by .43
R = 1.16)
C = Thermal Conductant
R = Thermal Resistance
Only install metal safety
strip horizontal to the
fireplace.
Fireplace
16"min. - 400 unit
20" min. - 500 unit
8"
8"
Metal
Safety Strip
Figure 9 - Installing Hearth Extension and Metal Safety Strip
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FIREPLACE INSTALLATION
UNPACKING FIREPLACE
Unpack and check the fireplace and chimney for damage. If any items are been damaged or missing, contact your Monessen
Hearth Systems dealer. Do not substitute parts. Use only parts listed for use with Monessen Hearth Systems Models
BWBC400MHB and BWBC500MHB fireplaces.
CLEARANCES
Provide required clearances shown in Figures 10 through 12. Provide 2" minimum chimney air space clearance to combustibles.
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AK6 Combustion Air
Kit Installed through
Outside Wall
(AK6 Kit Optional to
AK6A Kit Supplied with
Fireplace)
Figure 10 - Minimum Clearances for Corner Installation
AK6A Combustion Air
Kit Installed through
Floor
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Figure 11 - Minimum Clearances for Side Wall Installation
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FIREPLACE INSTALLATION
CLEARANCES (CONTINUED)
WARNING
Flue
Outlet
Height
• You must use Model SVTR Thimble
• It is recommended for safety and
reducing heat loss that firestopping
be used at the ceiling level for chase
installation even if local codes do not
require firestopping.
• Do not insulate chase with blown or fill
type insulation. Only allow insulation
to come into contact with fireplace at
points where fireplace would normally
be contacted by framing materials.
• Combustible materials must not be
installed below top spacers.
• Non-combustible materials must not
cover warm air outlet and/or cool air
inlet.
10' min. Height
Round Chimney Cap
Model SC
Storm
Collar
Roof Flashing Model 612
Firestop Thimble - Model SVTR
(Requires 141/2"x141/2" Opening)
Zero Clearance to Combustibles
401/2" - 400 Units
461/2" - 500 Units
Framing
Dimension
Chimney (2" min. Air Space)
to Combustibles —
S12 1' Pipe
S18 18" Pipe
S36
S48
3'
4'
403/4"
Framing
Dimension
Pipe
Pipe
Top Spacer
Bottom of Fireplace
Nail Down Strap
Warm Air Outlet —
Do Not Block!
Flexible Duct
Type FP-6-U
213/4"
Front-to-Back
Framing Dimensions
Galvanized Metal Strip
Glass Door Accessory
Cool Air Inlet — Do not Block!
Combustion
Air Assembly
Model AK6A
Hearth Extension
Figure 12 - Proper Clearances and Chimney Height
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CHIMNEY INSTALLATION
INSTALLING CHIMNEY SAFETY INFORMATION
You must properly install the chimney to assure safe and satisfactory performance of the fireplace. This is an important part
of the installation. Review the Chimney Installation Section thoroughly.
WARNING
SMH Chimney Kit and SMH2 Chimney Kits are used most often in contemporary fireplace installations. If you plan to use
the SMH or SMH2 Chimney Kit, check to make sure you have all parts. If you are missing any parts, contact dealer where
you bought fireplace.
Quantity for SMH Chimney Kit
Quantity for SMH2 Chimney Kit
612 flashing
1
1
SC chimney cap with storm collar
1
1
S36 chimney sections
3
2
SVTR thimble
1
1
S18 chimney sections
0
2
For your safety, some of the important things to remember in regard to chimneys are
listed below:
• Use only parts and accessories labeled for use with this fireplace.
• Use only undamaged parts and accessories.
• Enclose the chimney where it passes through the living spaces to prevent contact with
and possible damage to the chimney.
• There must be least 2" of air space separating all chimney sections from combustible
materials THROUGHOUT THE CHIMNEY SYSTEM.
• Install firestop spacers at ceiling level.
• Install the proper chimney cap or chimney housing on the chimney to prevent the entry
of rain and debris into the chimney and to assure the proper venting of smoke.
Note: To select the proper chimney height, see Figures 12 through 15. The flue outlet must be a minimum
of 3' above the highest point where the chimney penetrates the roof and a minimum of 2' above all portions
of the building within ten feet. If the chimney is to include elbows to offset the chimney, see Chimney Offset
and Cap Installation Section. There must be at least 2" air space between all sections of the chimney and
combustible materials between floors.
Do not extend the chimney more than 90" above the roof without additional support.
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CHIMNEY INSTALLATION
FIRESTOP THIMBLE AND THIMBLE EXTENSION
A firestop thimble is required in the chimney installation of all fireplaces safety-certified for installation in manufactured
homes. For shielding purposes, the firestop thimble must pass through the manufactured home ceiling and extend up to the
roof line of the manufactured home. See Figures 13 through 15. When an extension is needed, a thimble extension must
be installed along with the firestop thimble. Models SVTR and SVTE thimble extensions have been safety-certified for use
with this fireplace and should be installed as follows.
1. Lay out, cut and frame a square opening through the ceiling and roof structure at the point where the chimney will pass
through. The SVTR firestop thimble requires a 14½"x14½" square opening. If the chimney is to go through a pitched
roof, the hole in the roof must be rectangular instead of square. A 7½° pitch requires 14½"x14¾" framing. A 15° pitch
requires a 14½"x15" framed opening.
2. Install the SVTR firestop thimble as shown in Figure 13. Nail it securely to the framing members. The firestop thimble
should extend completely through the roof structure to shield combustible construction materials. If the SVTE thimble
extension is needed, it should overlap the firestop thimble a minimum of 1". Screws should be used to secure the thimble
extension to the firestop thimble. See Figure 14.
Trim off SVTR Firestop
Thimble as Needed to
Seat Flashing
SVTE Thimble
Extension*
612 Roof
Flashing
Secure SVTE
Thimble
Extension with
Screws as
Shown
Storm Collar
SVTR
Firestop
Thimble
Requires a
14½" x 14½"
Framed
Opening
Flashing
Use Nails to Secure
Firestop Thimble as
Shown
Figure 13 - Standard Roof
* The SVTE Thimble Extension is required …
SVTR
Firestop
Thimble
Figure 14 - Pitched Roof with
Attic Space
1. In unvented attic space if attic space exceeds 8"
2. In vented attic space if total chimney height from floor to flue outlet is less than 13½'
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CHIMNEY INSTALLATION
FIRESTOP THIMBLE AND THIMBLE EXTENSION (CONTINUED)
3. For unventilated cathedral type ceiling on double-wide manufactured homes, the firestop thimble should extend through
both the ceiling and roof structures. See Figure 15.
SVTR Firestop Thimble May Be
Trimmed Off Flush with Roof Line if
It interferes with Flashing
SVTR Firestop Thimble
(Swivels 0 to 15°)
• 7 ½° Pitch Requires 14½" x 14¾" Framed
Opening
• 15° Pitch Required 14½" x 15" Framed
Opening.
Figure 15 - Unvented Cathedral Type Ceiling
4. Install first chimney section by inserting the male end of the flue (the smallest diameter pipe) into the flue collar of the
fireplace. Press down until the snap locks engage. Place the female end of the 11" diameter pipe on top of the fireplace
and press down until the snap locks engage. Continue this process, until the chimney is at least 8" to 16" above the
roof opening for installation of the Model SC Chimney Cap later. At this point, the chimney must not exceed 13½' road
clearance. This will allow the top section of chimney and chimney cap or chimney housing to be removed for moving
the manufactured home on the highway.
WARNING
Note: If additional strength of the outer pipe joints is desired, place (2) or three (3) sheet metal screws
through the area where the outer pipes overlap one another. Install these screws by drilling a 1/8"
diameter hole through the chimney sections.
Be very careful when drilling holes into
outer pipe. The drill must not penetrate
the inner stainless steel pipe.
5.
Make sure all joints of the chimney are tight. Check clearance between the chimney and combustible materials before
proceeding with installation of the roof flashing and chimney cap.
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CHIMNEY INSTALLATION
ELBOW INSTALLATION
Support Straps
The following are important points that should be observed when
installing elbows on the fireplace.
1. Securely nail down all four (4) support straps to the surrounding structure of all elbows not installed directly on top of the
fireplace.
IMPORTANT: Use a minimum of two (2) 8-penny nails per
strap. This allows the support strap to carry the weight of the
chimney above the elbow and prevents this weight from breaking the elbow or chimney sections apart.
2. Do not use elbows in any combination that inclines the chimney
more than 30° from vertical. See Figure 16.
Air Inlet Pipe
30° Elbow
Flue Pipe
Figure 16 - Elbow Supports
3. The minimum height of the fireplace and chimney system when
using 1 pair of elbows is 13'
SC Chimney
Cap
4. Inclined portions of chimney are often used as storage. Enclose the inclined portions of chimney that
pass through living spaces to avoid contact with and
possible damage to chimney. Maintain minimum air
space of 2" between chimney and enclosing. See
Figure 17.
Storm Collar
612 Flashing
Roof
5. The length of inclined portion of chimney between
elbows must not exceed 6' if it is not supported.
“S” Series
Chimney
Components
Maintain 2"
Minimum Air Space
Clearance to
Combustibles
SVTR
Firestop
Thimble
(0°-15° Pitch)
SE30
Elbows
The length of inclined portion of chimney between
elbows must not exceed 20' if it is supported every
6' with metal support straps.
6. When enclosing the elbows and inclined portions of
the chimney, enclosing materials must be installed
vertically to maintain the required 2"minimum air
space clearance to the chimney at the extremities
of the offset. It is best that enclosing material not
follow inclined portions of chimney.
Figure 17 - Typical Chimney Offset Installation
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CHIIMNEY INSTALLATION
OFFSET INSTALLATION SEQUENCE
Determine the location and amount of offset required. Select the combinations of chimney sections and elbows required
from the Chimney Height and Offset Charts.
Continued
CHIMNEY HEIGHT CHART (FROM TOP OF UNIT OR FINISHED HEARTH)
Height
(Inches)
18
Intermediate Sections
12"
18"
36"
48"
35
39
47
0
2
0
0
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
1
52
58
64
0
1
0
1
0
1
0
0
1
0
1
1
70
75
82
0
1
0
0
1
0
2
0
1
0
1
1
87
94
99
0
0
0
1
0
1
2
0
1
0
2
1
105
111
117
0
0
0
0
1
0
3
0
2
0
2
1
122
129
134
0
0
0
1
0
1
3
1
2
0
2
1
141
146
152
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
1
3
3
2
1
158
164
169
0
0
0
1
0
1
0
2
3
3
2
1
176
181
188
0
0
0
0
1
0
1
2
0
3
2
4
193
199
205
0
0
0
1
0
1
1
3
0
3
2
4
211
216
223
0
0
0
0
1
0
2
3
1
3
2
4
228
235
240
0
0
0
1
0
1
2
0
1
3
5
4
246
252
258
0
0
0
0
1
0
3
0
2
3
5
4
263
270
275
0
0
0
1
0
1
3
1
2
3
5
4
282
287
293
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
1
3
6
5
4
293
305
310
1
0
0
0
0
1
0
2
3
6
5
4
317
322
329
0
0
0
0
1
0
1
2
0
6
5
7
Height
(Inches)
Intermediate Sections
334
340
346
12"
18"
36"
48"
0
0
0
1
0
1
1
3
0
6
5
7
Height
(Inches)
CHIMNEY SECTIONS
WITH ELBOW OFFSETS
Elbow
Set
Chimney Sections
12"
18"
36"
48"
Total
Inches
OffSet
Total
Inches
Rise
1
1
1
0
1
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
41/2
10
13
17
261/2
313/4
1
1
1
2
1
0
0
1
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
151/2
151/2
22
36
411/4
471/4
1
1
1
2
0
20
1
0
1
0
0
1
0
1
0
24
28
301/2
503/4
573/4
62
1
1
1
1
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
2
1
1
0
331/2
361/2
391/2
673/4
721/2
771/2
1
1
1
1
0
0
1
0
1
0
1
2
1
1
0
42
451/2
48
82
88
921/4
1
1
1
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
1
3
2
1
0
511/2
54
57
981/2
1023/4
1073/4
1
1
1
0
0
0
1
0
1
0
2
3
2
1
0
60
63
651/2
1131/4
1181/4
1221/2
1
1
1
0
0
0
0
1
0
1
2
0
2
1
3
69
711/2
75
1283/4
133
1391/4
1
1
1
0
0
0
1
0
1
1
3
0
2
1
3
771/2
801/2
831/2
1431/2
1431/2
154
1
1
1
0
0
0
0
1
0
2
3
1
2
1
3
861/2
89
921/2
159
1631/4
1691/2
1
1
1
0
0
0
1
0
1
2
0
1
2
4
3
95
981/2
101
1733/4
180
1841/4
1
1
1
0
0
0
0
1
0
3
0
2
2
4
3
104
107
110
1891/4
1943/4
1993/4
1
1
1
0
0
0
1
0
1
3
1
2
2
4
3
1121/2
116
1181/2
204
2101/4
2141/2
1
0
0
0
5
122
2203/4
Intermediate Sections
12"
18"
36"
48"
352
357
364
0
0
0
0
1
0
2
3
1
6
5
7
369
376
0
0
1
0
2
0
6
8
STRAIGHT RUN
CHIMNEYS
Chimney support is required at
25' chimney height.
CHIMNEYS WITH
ELBOW OFFSETS
The length of the inclined portion of the chimney between
elbows must not exceed 6' when
unsupported.
The length of the inclined portion of the chimney between
elbows must not exceed 20' if
the chimney is supported at 6'
intervals using either metal support straps or an SCS chimney
support.
The SCS chimney support when
installed at a 30° angle will add
8' of rise and 45/8" of offset to the
chimney height calculations.
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CHIIMNEY INSTALLATION
OFFSET INSTALLATION SEQUENCE (CONTINUED)
1. Install the first SE30 elbow by placing the male end of the 8" diameter flue elbow into the mating part of the fireplace
or chimney section. Press down until the snap locks engage.
2. Insert the female end of the 11" diameter outer elbow onto the mating part of the fireplace or chimney section . Press
down until the snap locks engage.
3. Nail the support straps to the framing member with a minimum of two (2) 8-penny nails per strap.
4. Install the sections of pipe between elbows until the proper number of chimney sections have been installed.
5. Install the second elbow to return the run of the chimney to vertical.
6. Nail the support straps of the second elbow to a building frame member.
7. Continue installing the vertical portion of the chimney.
CHIMNEY CAP INSTALLATION
MODEL SC CHIMNEY CAP
CAUTION
Note: The proper chimney height is important to assure proper draft and safety.The SCchimney cap
must extend the flue outlet 4" above the top of the last section of chimney. Keep this mind when
determining the proper height for the chimney. The chimney should not be extended more than
90" above the supporting roof structure without additional support.
For safety and proper draft, the chimney must be at least 3' higher than
the highest point where it passes through the roof. It also must be at least
2' higher than the highest part of the roof or structure that is within 10' of
the chimney. See Figure 18.
SC Chimney
Cap
2' min.
3' min.
10'
Figure 18 - Proper Chimney Height
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CHIIMNEY INSTALLATION
CAUTION
CHIMNEY CAP INSTALLATION (CONTINUED)
Standard Roofing
Shingles
Top of
Flashing
Be careful to avoid electrical shock
hazard when contacting wires to
metal chimney components.
1. Extend the regular chimney sections until the top of the chimney is
4" below the total flue height desired.
2. Remove the shingles from around the chimney so that the flashing
may be installed and sealed.
For metal roofs: Install flashing on top of roof covering. Nail
flashing down with at least eight (8) nails.
For standard roofing shingles: Remove the shingles from
around the chimney so that the flashing may be installed. Install the
upper part of the flashing under the shingles.
3. Set the flashing on the roof. Scribe a line around the flashing. Cut
1/4" below the scribed line. This should increase the diameter of the
flashing outlet enough to allow the flashing to be placed over the
chimney. See Figure 19.
Base of Flashing
under Shingles
Figure 19 - Cutting Off Top of the
Flashing
Model SC
Chimney Cap
6. Slide storm collar down snugly against the flashing until
the excess mastic left in step six is forced up into crack
between the storm collar and chimney. This will make the
joint between the flashing and the chimney watertight.
See Figure 20.
CAUTION
Apply Mastic
4. Seal crack between the top of the flashing and the chimney with
Here
mastic. Leave some excess mastic at this area to be used by Step 6
Storm Collar
below.
Flashing
5. Place the storm collar around the chimney and put collar
together like a belt in belt loops. With the loops facing
Figure 20 - Installing Storm Collar
up, slide the end of collar under the two loops on the
and Chimney Cap
other end. Overlap the ends of the collar until it is tight
against the chimney. Bend the free end of the collar back
over the loops to hold the storm collar securely together.
Use pliers and wear gloves when
Trim off the excess ends of the storm collar.
handling the storm collar The edge of
the storm collar is sharp. If you are not
careful, you could cut your hands.
7. Place chimney cap into matching parts of the last chimney section. Push chimney cap down until the brackets on the
bottom of the chimney cap sits on the chimney pipe. Punch or drill 1/8" diameter holes in the inlet air duct (chimney
pipe) where specified on the brackets. Fasten chimney pipe down with the No. 8 screws provided. See Figure 20.
Note: Do not penetrate the inner stainless steel pipe while installing the screws.
8. Check all the parts of the fireplace, chimney and chimney termination cap. Make sure none have been damaged or bent
during installation. Check to see that all parts have been properly installed.
Note: The metal used for chimney cap has a rust-protective coating but the cut edges of the parts are not
protected. Detergent-wash and paint exposed parts of chimney cap with galvanized primer paint.
This will prevent rusting and rust staining of nearby structures.
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Fireplaces in
manufactured homes
must be supplied with
outside combustion air.
These fireplaces are provided with model AK6A combustion air kit (for floor
installation only) to supply outside combustion air to the fireplace.
If outside wall installation or ceiling/soffit installation is preferred, purchase model AK6 combustion air kit from fireplace dealer. See Figure 10,
page 12.
PRECAUTION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
1. Avoid extremely long runs and numerous turns in the flex duct leading from
the fireplace to the air inlet assembly. These conditions will increase the
resistance to the free flow of air through the flex duct.
2. Locate air inlet assembly where it will not be blocked or restricted in
any manner.
CAUTION
WARNING
OUTSIDE COMBUSTION AIR
Maintain the structural
integrity of the
manufactured home
floor, wall, and ceiling/
roof.
3. Never mount the combustion air inlet assembly in a garage or storage area where combustible fumes such as gasoline
might be drawn into the fireplace. Do not take combustion air from any area where combustible liquids or gases are
stored.
4. Carefully cut holes for the installation of the combustion air kit. You must maintain the structural integrity of
the home.
Left Side of Fireplace
Starting
INSTALLATION OF
Collar
AK6A COMBUSTION AIR KIT
1. Remove the cover plate from the combustion air
inlet on left side of the fireplace.
2. Place the starting collar into the hole on the side
of the fireplace. Fasten collar in place with four
(4) sheet metal screws as specified by Figure
21.
WARNING
3. Cut a 6½" diameter hole in floor leading into a
ventilated crawl space and install the air inlet
assembly. See Figure 22.
Locate the air inlet assembly
where it will not be blocked or
restricted in any manner. The
air inlet assembly must not
terminate in an attic space.
4. Use duct straps to secure flex duct to starting
collar and inlet air assembly. See Figure 22.
Note: If it is necessary to splice the flex duct,
use Model 603 duct connector and
Model FP-6-U combustion air duct.
Sheet
Meal
Screws
Shorter End of Air
Starting Collar
Figure 21 - Attaching Outside Air Starting Collar and
Insulation Ring to Left Side of Fireplace
Left Side of
Fireplace
Flex Duct
(6" Dia.)
Air Inlet
Assembly
Duct
Strap
Ventilated Crawl Space
Figure 22 - Securing Flex Duct to Starting Collar and
Inlet Air Assembly with Duct Straps
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The fireplace face may be left exposed or trimmed with
material such as brick, stone, or marble. If trim is installed,
fasten it securely to face of fireplace. Seal any cracks
between trim material and face of fireplace. Cracks can
cause a fire and prevent fireplace from working properly.
Block the fireplace with framing and attach the base to the
supporting floor to reduce the possibility of such a crack
developing.
•
Place wall ties in mortar joints of masonry trim. Fasten
wall ties to face of fireplace with sheet metal screws.
•
Do not install combustible materials below the top spacers of the fireplace. Do not allow combustible materials to
overlap the sides of fireplace face. Seal face of fireplace
to surrounding wall with noncombustible caulk or trim
materials. This will prevent cold air leaking around the
fireplace. See Figure 23.
•
Use only non-combustible materials below top of spacers.
•
The trim must not block or restrict in any way the flow of
air through the air inlet and air outlet louvers in the face
of the fireplace.
WARNING
•
Seal any space between face of
fireplace and non-combustible facing
material. Failure to seal this crack is a
possible fire hazard and will void the
warranty.
WARNING
TRIM AND MANTEL INSTALLATION FOR WOOD BURNING FIREPLACES
Do not block or restrict air inlets or
air outlets. Blocking or restricting air
inlets or air outlets could cause a fire
hazard.
Combustible
Wallboard
Non-Combustible
Trim
LOCATING FRONT AND SIDE CLEARANCES
To find front clearances, extend a line from back corner of unit
to 4" in front of fireplace face and 1" outside screened opening.
Combustible materials may be placed within shaded areas.
Note: Do not let combustible materials overlap black
painted surface more than 1/8". See Figure 24.
Area to Be
Sealed
Trim may butt against side walls of fireplace. The other 3 walls
must have ¾" clearances.
To avoid interference with glass doors, do not allow noncombustible decorative trim to extend closer than 3/8" to the
vertical edges of the firebox opening.
Figure 23 - Spacer Location
Extended Line
¾"
Separation
0" Clearance
to Front Side
Walls
Combustible Material
within Shaded Area
4" Reference
1" Reference
Figure 24 - Front and Side Clearances
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TRIM AND MANTEL INSTALLATION FOR WOOD BURNING FIREPLACES
LOCATING MANTEL
Combustible
Wall Board
Maximum depth of mantel is 12"
Combustible
Mantel
A = 6½" - Minimum from top of fireplace opening to bottom
of any combustible trim material sticking out no
more than 1½" beyond face of fireplace
12"max.
B = 12" - Minimum from top of fireplace opening to bottom
of combustible trim material sticking out more than
1½" from top of fireplace opening
B
NonCombustible
Surround Trim
A
Top of
Fireplace
Opening
Figure 25 - Locating Mantel
FAN ASSEMBLY
WARNING
This fireplace is equipped with a fan assembly to help circulate heat produced by the fireplace. The energy used by the fan assembly will be less
than a 30 watt light bulb.
The fan assembly has been factory-wired to the fireplace receptacle box
located on the right side of the fireplace. Connect wiring from the fireplace
receptacle box (field-wired) to a 60 Hz, 120 vac, 15 amp electrical circuit.
Field-wiring must comply with local codes or, in the absence of local
codes, with the latest edition of National Electrical Code ANSI/NFPA 70.
See Figure 26.
Always check and make
sure power is off before
attempting to install or
service any electrical wiring
or components.
Fireplace
Receptacle Box
Fan
Motor
1
Fan
Motor
2
Field Wire to
60Hz, 120 VAC, 15AMP
Electrical Circuit
Cord Set
120V, 60Hz
Ground
On/Off
Rocker Switch
(SPST)
Figure 26 - Wiring Diagram
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REMOVING GLASS DOORS
You need to remove the glass doors to replace a damaged glass
panel, to replace a refractory component inside the fireplace, or
to more easily access glass panels for cleaning purposes.
WARNING
GLASS DOOR INSTALLATION
Always use gloves and eye protection
when handling glass doors in case
glass is accidentally broken while
handling.
Note: An adjustable spring clip is installed on each side of the top track for the glass doors. The spring
clips are used to hold the doors in place and keep the doors aligned. A door closure spring is
installed in the center of the top track. This closure clip provides friction to the door guide pins,
which help hold the doors together properly.
1. To remove a left or right glass door assembly, open the bi-fold door assembly to be
removed.
Adjustable Spring Clip
2. Depress the top adjustable spring clip until the
upper pivot pin disengages the spring clip. See
Figure 27.
3. Swing the top of the door assembly towards
the center and lift it out of the bottom pivot
bushing. See Figure 27.
4. After removing a door assembly from the
fireplace, be careful not to damage the door
assembly by hitting or scratching it against
other surfaces or objects.
Door
Assembly
Door Pivot
Pin
Figure 27 Removing Glass Doors
Pivot
Bushing
Bottom
Panel
Adjustable
Flat Clip
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GLASS DOOR INSTALLATION
REPLACING A GLASS PANEL
1. After removing door assembly, place the door
assembly face down on a solid flat surface protected by cloth, cardboard, etc.
2. Carefully remove any broken or damaged glass
panel. Locate glass spring retainers which keep
the glass panels in the upper and lower trim channels. See Figure 28. Each panel of glass is kept in
place with four (4) glass spring retainers. If any of
the retainers are lost, order them when you order
replacement glass panels.
3. To install a glass panel in the trim channels, slide
the new glass panel in from the side.
4. Position the glass spring retainers approximately
1¼" in from each corner of the glass panel. See
Figure 28.
5. Gently compress (seat) the glass spring retainers
between the trim channels and glass. Use channellock pliers to easily seat the glass spring retainers. Be careful when seating the spring retainers.
Make sure you do not bend the outside edges of
trim channels.
6. If you find the doors are not square after you have
replaced the glass panels, fold the door together
with the pivot and guide pins are on the bottom
next to the cloth or cardboard. The hinges are on
top. With the door in this position, gently press
the trim to line it up with the glass panels. See
Figure 29.
Glass Spring
Retainers
11/4"
11/4"
Channellock
Pliers
Trim Channel
Figure 28 - Removing Glass Spring Retainers
Apply Firm,
Gentle Pressure
Here
Top of
Glass
Door
Cloth or
Cardboard
Figure 29 - Lining Up Glass Panels to Trim
Continued
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GLASS DOOR INSTALLATION
A
B
C
Door Pivot
Pin
Space
Washer
Nylon
Retainer
Washer
Figure 30 - Inserting Bottom Pivot Pin into Pivot Bushing
REINSTALLING GLASS DOOR
1. Insert the doorʼs bottom pivot pin into the appropriate pivot bushing located in the bottom panel of the fireplace. See
Figure 30.
2. With the door assembly folded together, gently maneuver the door assemblyʼs upper pivot pin into the hole in the adjustable spring clip located in the top track for the glass doors.
3. Once the bi-fold doors are installed, check to see if dimensions A and B are equal. See Figure 30. If dimensions A and
B are within 1/16" of being equal, you may only need to adjust the spring clips to make dimensions A and B equal. If
dimensions A and B are more than 1/16" apart, place one or two spacer washers under a doorʼs pivot pin. See Figure 30
Use a nylon retainer washer to hold the spacer washers on the pivot pin as shown.
Note: Normally, washers will only be needed when a misalignment condition exists as a result of a
combination of tolerances ranging from glass size variations, fireplace opening variations, and/or
units which are not framed in exactly square. If washers are ever needed, buy them from your
fireplace dealer. Request spacer washer 037681 and retainer washer 046397 in the quantities
needed.
Only measure dimensions A and B when the door center spacing (dimension C) is an equal dimension from top to bottom
between the two doors. To get equal dimensions, adjust top spring clips by loosening and tightening screws. The unit also
has two (2) adjustable flat clips located where the door bottom pivot is inserted. See Figure 27, page 24. Only adjust flat
bottom clips if more adjustment is necessary.
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ADVANTAGES OF A WOOD BURNING
FIREPLACE
These are practical and ecological advantages of using wood
as a fuel. Also to be considered is the aesthetic appeal. Most
of us consider a wood fire with nostalgia. We enjoy the aroma
and find the flickering light of a cozy hearth reminding us of
things past. Wood has a low ash content. The little ash that
remains after burning is useful in home gardening as a fertilizer and soil conditioner.
WHICH WOODS ARE BEST?
Each wood species offers something different in aroma or
heat value. You should consider your needs and desires before
building your fire.
Softwoods, like pine, spruce and fir are easy to ignite because
they contain a lot of resin. However, a fire built entirely of
softwoods burns out quickly. You also must add wood more
often. While a softwood fire is not too desirable for a long
evening, itʼs fine in the morning when you want quick warmth
or late in the evening when you want a fire that will burn out
before you go to bed.
On occasion when a longer fire is desired, itʼs best to combine
softwoods with the heavier hardwoods such as ash, beech,
birch, maple, oak and hickory. Hardwood burns slower, with
shorter flames, and produce steady, glowing coals.
For the most pleasing aroma, burn the wood of fruit trees
such as apple and cherry, or nut trees such as beech, hickory
and pecan. This wood is generally more expensive, but a
little combined with other wood goes a long way. Start your
fire with a mixture of softwood and hardwood. Add some
fruit or nut wood for nostalgic aroma. Since most woods
will not burn well when freshly cut, the wood you purchase
should be reasonably dry. Purchase logs that will fit when laid
across your grate. Ask that the larger, heavier logs be split.
Kindling should be short, easily split lengths of softwood,
lumber yard or mill scraps, or twigs and branches gathered
from your yard.
Use hemlock, spruce, juniper and other resinous woods with
caution. They contain moisture pockets which, upon heating,
“pop” with considerable vigor.
Wood can be dried sufficiently for burning within a few weeks
if protected from rain in a low humidity area. It is far better to
cut wood and allow it to dry for a year. In all cases, the wood
should be stacked so that both ends of the sticks are exposed
to the air and protected from rain. The drier the wood, the
more usable heat produced by the fire and less likely rapid
accumulation of soot and creosote within the chimney is to
occur. See the section of this manual concerning chimney
maintenance for information concerning the hazards of soot
or creosote accumulation. For safety, wood required for fire
tending must be kept at least 30" from the fireplace.
Processed solid fuel firelogs may be used in these fireplaces.
Do not poke or stir processed solid fuel firelogs while they are
burning. Use only processed solid fuel firelogs that have been
evaluated for the application in fireplaces and refer to firelog
warning and caution markings on packaging prior to use.
WARNING
Fireplace damper must
be fully opened when
using a gas appliance.
Do not burn plastics, poison ivy twigs and stems and chemically treated woods such as discarded poles and railroad ties
in your fireplace. These create air pollution and can cause
extreme irritation for some people.
WARNING
WARNING
FIREPLACE OPERATION
Do not use fireplace as
an incinerator!
Do not leave children or physically
or mentally handicapped, or senile
persons alone with a burning
fireplace.
DISPOSAL OF ASHES
Ashes, important because they form a bed of glowing coals,
should only be left to accumulate within an inch or two of the
bottom of the grate. Ashes may be used to check a flaming fire
“bank” your fire by covering the logs with ashes. A “banked”
fire will hold glowing coals for 8-10 hours, thereby saving a
fire for later use.
Place ashes in a metal container with a tight fitting lid. Place
closed container of ashes on a noncombustible floor or on
the ground well away from all combustible materials until
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FIREPLACE OPERATION
BUILDING AND TENDING A FIRE
WOOD VS. FOSSIL FUELS
The first three fires should be of moderate size to allow the
fireplace to adjust and cure before being subjected to larger
fires.
Compared to fossil fuels, a full cord of dry hickory weighs
about two tons and is approximately equal in heating value
to a ton of hard coal. On a per pound basis, heavy hardwoods
have about half the heating value of coal. The table below
shows the relative densities and heat values of a variety of
dry woods. Varieties at the top of the list (Dogwood) burn
longer and those near the bottom (White Pine) ignite and
burn quicker. A combination of both light and heavy wood
is desired.
First, make sure your room is well ventilated, your damper
open and the flue is unobstructed. Then make sure your wood
is dry and seasoned. Unseasoned wood burns poorly. If you
use unseasoned wood with poor ventilation or an obstructed
chimney, smoking could occur.
Open the outside combustion air damper by pushing upward
on its control lever located above the firebrick on the left side
of the firebox. This damper should be open while the fireplace
is in use. See Figure 5, page 7.
WARNING
The flue damper is counterweighted
to maintain the fully open position.
The flue damper must be fully pen
while the fireplace is in use. The flue
damper must be open unless the fire
is completely out and all smoking has
stopped.
WARNING
The flue damper control lever is located just below the upper
grille of the fireplace. You can reach the control lever through
the front opening of the fireplace. The damper is operated by
simply unlocking up to open or pulling and locking down
to close.
Never use gasoline, gasoline-type
lantern fuel, kerosene, charcoal lighter
fluid, or similar liquids to start or
“freshen up” a fire in this fireplace.
Keep all such liquids well away from
the fireplace while it is in use. Use
of this fuel can cause a serious
explosion.
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SPECIES VALUE
Dogwood
Hickory
Oak
Black Locust
Beech
Hard Maple
Birch
Apple
Ash
Southern Pine
Elm
Cherry
Douglas Fir
Spruce
Redwood
White Pine
DENSITY
.70-.79
.70-.74
.60-.73
.69-.70
.64-.66
.58-.65
.55-.64
.58-.62
.57-.61
.51-.60
.50-.59
.50-.52
.45-.51
.41-.44
.33-.40
.35-.37
HEAT
100-107
100
86-99
95-98
89-91
83-88
79-86
83-84
81-82
73-81
71-80
70
64-69
59
47-54
50
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FIREPLACE OPERATION
If a fire gets too large at any time:
•
Open both glass doors to quickly reduce the heat in the
firebox
•
Push wood to the rear of the firebox and rearrange it into
a single layer
•
Let the fire burn to a smaller size before closing the glass
doors again.
Glass doors should be FULLY OPEN
or FULLY CLOSED when operating
fireplace. Partially opened doors may
allow gas and flame to be drawn out
of the fireplace opening. This creates
a risk of both fire and smoke. See
Figures 3 and 4 on page 7.
WARNING
The glass doors on the fireplace must be fully open while
building a fire. The glass doors may be closed after the fire is
established, but do not close the doors on an excessively hot
fire as this may harm the glass in the doors. The glass must
be allowed to warm slowly. The tempered glass in the doors
will withstand a gradual temperature rise to 550°F, which is
more than a normal fire will create. Keep the fire well back
from the doors and never let flames contact the glass.
WARNING
GLASS DOORS
When leaving the
fireplace unattended,
close either the glass
doors or the firescreen.
When the glass doors are open, close the mesh firescreen
to reduce the possibility of sparks or embers popping onto
combustible flooring or furnishings. The fireplace is most
efficient with the glass doors open for moderate and large
fires, and closed for small fires. The fan may be operated to
help circulate heat produced by the fireplace. Use the ON/OFF
rocker switch, installed in the lower grille on the front of the
fireplace, to turn the fan on and off.
Prepare your fire by placing two logs on the iron grate or fire
basket, and laying the tinder between them. Tinder may be
dry scrap paper, twigs or bark. On top place a small handful of twigs or split softwood kindling. Place more dry logs
over this base. Keep logs close together, as narrow air spaces
between them promote better drafts. Heat reflected between
adjacent surfaces aids in raising and maintaining combustion
temperatures.
Youʼll need a minimum of three logs, preferably four, to
make a good fire. Add kindling and new logs as needed to
rekindle a dying fire. New logs should be added at the rear
grate after raking the coals toward the front. Note: Do Not
Overfire the Fireplace. Overfire conditions happen when
you use large amounts of kindling, building scraps or other
improper fuels.
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MAINTENANCE
At the end of each heating season or when the fireplace
will not be in use for an extended time, the ashes should be
removed and the hearth area should be swept clean. The slow
absorption of moisture into the ashes over a long period of
time could corrode metal fireplace parts.
WARNING
FIREPLACE MAINTENANCE
Disconnect the electric supply to the
fireplace beforeservicing or repairing
the fan to avoid an electrical shock
hazard.
At the beginning of each heating season, always operate the
flue damper and make sure it has not become stuck from soot, creosote, dirt, lint, etc., during the period of inactivity.
Use a duster or vacuum to keep the lower and upper grille panels of the fireplace clean and free from dirt and lint accumulation. Wipe the painted surfaces of the fireplace with a soft cloth to remove dust and lint. A black touch-up paint, available
from your dealer, may be used to touch up the painted surfaces of the fireplace.
The fan motor is permanently lubricated and does not require oiling. Periodically remove lint and dust from the motor and
fan blades. Excessive accumulations of lint and dust on the motor and fan blades can shorten the life of the motor by causing
the motor to overheat. To gain access to the fan assembly, remove the bottom refractory of the fireplace. See Figure 31.
Firebox
Bottom
Opening for
Fan Installation
Front of
Fireplace
Fireplace Bottom
Fan
(Faces Back of Fireplace)
Figure 31 - Blower Location (Side View)
GLASS DOOR MAINTENANCE
The glass doors on the fireplace are built to require very little
maintenance. The surfaces of the brass frames are coated with
a clear baked-on enamel to prevent tarnishing of the brass. The
brass finish is treated to withstand temperatures up to 600°F,
which is higher than normal fireplace operation.
IMPORTANT: Do not polish the brass finish. Use mild
soapsuds and a soft cloth to clean brass surface.
The glass panels in the door assemblies are tempered and
will withstand temperatures up to 550°F, which is higher than
normal fireplace operation.
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IMPORTANT: Make sure the glass panels are completely cool before cleaning. Do not attempt to clean a
hot glass panel.
Clean the inside and outside surfaces of the glass with a
household glass cleaner and a soft cloth, or a mild detergentwater solution and a soft cloth. Do not use abrasive cleansers.
Abrasive cleansers could scratch the glass surface.
The glass is eight times stronger than conventional plate
glass, but it is possible to break the glass through abuse
or overheating. Take care not to chip or scratch the glass.
Chipped or scratched glass can break suddenly when heated.
If a glass panel breaks, order replacement glass panels from
your fireplace dealer.
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MAINTENANCE
REFRACTORY COMPONENTS
MAINTENANCE
Over time, expansion and contraction will cause minor cracking of
the hearth, back, and side refractory components. This is normal
and unavoidable. If the cracks become large enough or parts dislodge and metal behind the refractory is exposed, the refractory
components should be replaced with new components obtained
from your fireplace dealer.
REMOVING AND INSTALLING FIREPLACE
REFRACTORY COMPONENTS
(BRICK PANELS AND HEARTH)
Grate
1. Remove glass doors. See Pages 24 and 26.
2. Remove retainer clip from grate retainer. See Figure 32.
3. Lift grate up and out of grate retainer.
Retainer Clip
Grate
Retainer
Remove Hearth
4. Lift back edge of hearth upward using the two grate retainers.
Pull hearth toward you. Remove hearth. See Figure 33.
Figure 32 - Retainer Location.
Remove Side Brick Panels
5. Pull back edges of side brick panels toward center of fireplacewhile sliding front edges toward rear of fireplace. See Figure
34. IMPORTANT: Do not allow back brick panel to fall
forward.
Remove Back Brick Panel
Hearth
6. Pull back brick panel toward the front of fireplace. Lift back
brick panel out. See Figure 35.
Installing Brick Panels
7. Reverse steps 1 through 7 to install new brick panels.
NOTE: Position grate retainer before installing new
hearth. See Steps 1 through 3.
Side
Brick
Back
Brick
Panel
Side
Brick
Figure 34 - Removing Side Brick
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Figure 33 - Removing Hearth
Figure 35 - Removing Hearth
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MAINTENANCE
CHIMNEY MAINTENANCE
Creosote, Formation and Need for Removal
When wood is burned slowly, it produces tar and other
organic vapors which combine with expelled moisture to
form creosote. The creosote vapors condense in the relatively
cool chimney flue of a slow-burning fire. As a result, creosote
residue accumulates on the flue lining. When ignited, this
creosote makes an extremely hot fire.
Note: The chimney should be inspected at least twice
a year during the heating season to determine
if a creosote buildup has occurred. If creosote
has accumulated it should be removed to
reduce the risk of a chimney fire.
The chimney cap can be removed for inspection, maintenance
and cleaning by removing three screws from the support legs
and lifting upward.
When the fireplace is new, inspect the chimney often and clean
the chimney any time creosote is seen on the flue walls. Once
you see a pattern of how often creosote is accumulating, you
can determine how often the chimney should be inspected.
Also changes in the outside environmental conditions such as
temperature and humidity or changes in the operation of the
fireplace can lead to rapid buildup of soot and/or creosote.
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Have a a qualified and reputable chimney sweep clean the
chimney or remove creosote or soot with brushes on wooden
or fiberglass poles. Note: Do not use metal pipes,
chains, wires, etc., to clean the chimney. They can
scratch the surface of the stainless steel flue. This
will shorten the life of the flue and provide a rough
surface for soot particles to attach to.
Be sure to cover nearby furnishing and arrange some method
of catching soot and creosote particles that may fall during
the chimney cleaning process. If glass doors are installed on
the fireplace, they should be closed. Extra caution must be
used to avoid damage to the flue damper during the cleaning
process.
In addition to checking and cleaning the chimney on a regular
basis, be sure to inspect the chimney before starting a fire at
the beginning of each heating season. Make sure the chimney
is clear from any accumulation of soot, creosote or any other
debris. Make sure all joints are intact.
Do not use chemical cleaners because some may contain
elements that corrode the metal parts of the chimney or
fireplace.
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MAINTENANCE AND SAFETY
CHECKLIST OF DO’S AND DON’Ts
DO’s
DON’Ts
1. Do check with local building officials to be sure the installation of the fireplace complies with all building codes
and requirements. Obtain required building permits. Do
plan your installation with safety as you primary consideration.
1. Donʼt install the fireplace on a poorly constructed base
or fail to fasten down or attach the fireplace to prevent it
from shifting out of position.
2. Do use only the prescribed material and parts for the
installation of the fireplace.
3. Do block in or fasten the fireplace to prevent the possibility of the fireplace shifting out of position.
3. Donʼt neglect all the considerations mentioned in this
manual concerning clearances to combustibles, spacing from obstructions and proper chimney height when
selecting the location and installing the chimney.
4. Do keep all flammable liquids, gases and pressurized
containers away form the fireplace.
Donʼt store or place flammable liquids, gases or pressurized containers near the fireplace.
5. Do use the grate furnished with and for this fireplace.
Donʼt put combustibles within 24 inches of the fireplace
opening.
6. Do start a fire only with paper, kindling or solid composition fire starters specifically designed for starting a
fire. The use of liquid fire starter can cause an explosion
within the fireplace.
7. Do use glass doors and firescreen as specified by these
instructions.
8. Do check the fireplace for proper adjustment and operation before leaving it unattended for long periods of
time.
9. Do inspect and clean the fireplace chimney regularly.
WARNING
10. Do place all ashes in a metal container with a tight fitting lid and place them on a noncombustible surface well
away from other combustible materials until they have
completely cooled.
If not installed, operated and maintained
in accordance with the manufacturers
instructions, this product could expose
you to substances in fuel or from fuel
combustion which can cause death or
serious illness and which are known to
the state of California to cause cancer,
birth defects or other reproductive
harm. Also, operation, installation and
servicing of this product could expose
you to airborne particles of glass wool
fibers known to the state of California
to cause cancer through inhalation.”
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2. Donʼt install the fireplace where flammable or explosive
liquids or vapors are likely to be present.
Donʼt store fuel supply closer to the fireplace than the
minimum spacing required for combustible materials.
4. Donʼt neglect to instruct all responsible persons in the
proper and safe operation of the fireplace.
5. Donʼt fail to instruct all persons, especially children and
elderly persons, concerning the hazards of improper operation and unauthorized tampering with the fireplace.
6. Donʼt use gasoline, kerosene, engine oil, charcoal lighter
fluid or other flammable liquids to start or intensify a fire.
Using these and similar materials can cause an explosion
within the fireplace.
7. Donʼt subject the fireplace to the intense heat of a large
fire the first three times the fireplace is used, but build
moderate fires to allow the materials to cure and adjust.
8. Donʼt neglect to inspect and clean the chimney regularly.
9. Donʼt use the fireplace or chimney for venting wood or
coal burning heaters or inserts unless approved in writing
by Monessen Hearth Systems.
10. Donʼt attempt to use the fireplace until the installation is
complete.
11. Donʼt clean the chimney with metallic devices or chemical cleaners.
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REPLACEMENT PARTS
REPLACEMENT PARTS ARE AVAILABLE THROUGH YOUR RETAILER
3
1
4
5
19
20
15
21
16
13
7
11
22
12
14
6
17
18
8
17
9
WARNING
10
34
2
Failure to position the parts in accordance with these diagrams or failure to use only
parts specifically approved with this appliance may result in property damage or
personal injury.
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REPLACEMENT PARTS
Item Description
*
Qty
BWBC400MHB
BWBC500MHB
1
Weldment Air Door Rod
1
031867
031867
2
Firescreen Panels
2
61D0001
61D0003
3
Back Firebrick Assembly
1
61D0102
61D0107
4
Side Firebrick Assembly
2
61D0101
61D0101
5
Painted Grate Assembly
1
61D0020
61D0022
6
Hearth Refractory Assembly
1
61D0100
61D0106
7
Rocker Switch
1
32D0232
32D0232
8
Cord Set Assembly
1
26D0619
26D0619
9
Motor Assembly
2
077996
077996
10
Fan Base Bracket
2
029935
029935
11
Adjustable Spring Clip
2
037088
037088
12
Spring Door Closure
1
037416
037416
13
Glass Panel
4
61D0002
61D0004
14
Right Door Assembly*
1
61D0123
61D0127
15
Left Door Assembly*
1
61D0124
61D0128
16
Glass Spring Retainer
16
037085
037085
17
Pivot Bushing
2
075899
075899
18
Handle Package Assembly
1
069458
069458
19
Grate Retainer
2
61D0038
61D0038
20
Retainer Clip
2
61D0009
61D0009
21
Nail Down Strap
2
023762
023762
22
Safety Metal Strip
2
61D0086
61D0086
Complete with glass panels and bi-fold trim
Black finish only
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REPLACEMENT PARTS
REPLACEMENT PARTS ARE AVAILABLE THROUGH YOUR RETAILER
REPLACEMENT PARTS
Item Part No.
1
SE30
2
612
3
4
4
5
6
7
7
7
7
8
9
SC
H1652
H2066
FP6U
603
S48
S36
S18
S12
SVTR
SVTE
Description
Elbow offset/return package containing two 8" diameter 30° elbows
0 to 6/12 variable pitch roof flashing for contemporary installation; one 612 flashing
required with SC round chimney cap on 0 to 6/12 pitch roof
Round chimney cap for contemporary installation; includes storm collar
16"x52" hearth extension for protecting floor against sparks and radiant heat
20"x66" hearth extension for protecting floor against sparks and radiant heat
6" diameter x 8' long flexible uninsulated combustion air duct (Use with AK6 kit)
6" duct connector for splicing FP6U ducts; includes one connector and two clamps
48" long x 8" diameter chimney flue section
36" long x 8" diameter chimney flue section
18" long x 8" diameter chimney flue section
12" long x 8" diameter chimney flue section
Thimble to pass chimney through 14 1/2" x 14 1/2" ceiling opening. Swivels 0° to 15°
Thimble extension for use with SVTR thimble as needed
1
2
4
3
5
6
8
9
7
36
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NOTES
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NOTES
ATTENTION
APPLIANCE
INSTALLER
PLEASE RETURN THESE
OPERATING AND
INSTALLATION
INSTRUCTIONS
TO THE CONSUMER!
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LIMITED WARRANTY
FACTORY-BUILT FIREPLACE AND COMPONENTS
(EXCEPT BLOWERS)
WHAT IS COVERED AND FOR HOW LONG
•
Five-Year Coverage: For five years from the date this fireplace and components are first purchased for use, Monessen Hearth
Systems will, at its option, repair or replace any defective part of this fireplace or components, or refund to you a sum not to exceed
the factory retail price in effect at the time of purchase.
•
Ten-Year Coverage: From the sixth through the tenth year following the date this fireplace or accessory is first purchased for use,
Monessen Hearth Systems will make available to you, at our factory, a free replacement for any defective part in this fireplace or
accessory.
•
Twenty-Five-Year Availability of Replacement Parts: From the eleventh through the twenty-fifty year following the date this
fireplace or accessory is first purchased for use, Monessen Hearth Systems will make available at our factory replacement parts for
this fireplace or accessory, which you may purchase for the list price current at the time your purchase order is received.
WHAT IS NOT COVERED
This limited warranty does not cover:
•
Transportation or shipping cost.
•
The cost of a service call to diagnose trouble.
•
Painted surfaces.
•
Damage or defect caused by improper installation, accident, misuse, abuse or alteration.
•
Poor ventilation of smoke or gases caused by air-conditioning and heating systems, exhaust fans, or pressure differentials produced
by wind.
•
Broken glass components
•
Cracks in ceramic and castable parts that do not affect safe operation.
•
We do not warrant this fireplace to be in compliance with your local building code. Building codes vary greatly throughout the country, and you should determine whether your local building code contains restrictions on the use of this fireplace before you purchase
it.
•
Blowers or fans, which are warranted separately.
•
Heat loss due to the passage of heat or air through or around the fireplace.
Also, under our five year coverage, we do not pay the cost of removal and replacement of any portion of the structure in which the fireplace is situated, made necessary by the repair, removal or re-installation of the fireplace.
And under our twenty-five year warranty of availability of replacement parts, we only promise to maintain a supply of replacement parts
at our factory for you to purchase.
LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS
1.
No one has authority to add to or vary this limited warranty, or to create for Monessen Hearth Systems any other obligation of liability
in connection with this fireplace and accessory.
2.
Monessen Hearth Systems shall not be liable for incidental, consequential, special or contingent damages you might suffer as a result
of its breach of this written warranty or any implied warranty. Some states do not allow the exclusion of limitation of incidental or
consequential damages, so the above limitations may not apply to you.
3.
This warranty applies only to the original purchaser of the fireplace or to the original owner of the dwelling when the fireplace is
installed in a new dwelling and may not be transferred.
5.
This warranty applies only to a fireplace sold and used in the United States.
For information about this warranty, contact:
September 2004
Technical Services
Monessen Hearth Systems
149 Cleveland Drive
Paris, Kentucky 40361
P/N 61D0087 • Rev. 1
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