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OWNER’S
MANUAL
DESIGN CERTIFIED
24" Model shown
Burner Systems:
G18-2-16/18-12(M)(P)
G18-2-16/18-15(M)(P)
G18-2-24-12(M)(P)
G18-2-24-15(M)(P)
to
Unvented Room Heater Standard
ANSI Z21.11.2-2007
and
Vented Decorative Appliance
ANSI Z21.60b-2004
Log Sets:
EFV-2-(16/18, 24) Evening Fyre
ESV-2-(16/18, 24) Evening Fyre Split
ECV-2-(16/18, 24) Evening Fyre Charred
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G18-2 SERIES UNVENTED GAS LOG SETS
Important:
WARNING
If the information in this manual is not
followed exactly, a fire or explosion
may result, causing property damage,
personal injury, or loss of life.
Read these instructions carefully
and completely before starting
installation of the log set.
This appliance may be installed in an
aftermarket, permanently located,
manufactured (mobile) home where not
prohibited by local codes.
This appliance is only for use with the type
of gas indicated on the rating plate. This
appliance is not convertible for use with other
gasses.
Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable
vapors and liquids in the vicinity of this or any
other appliance.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS:
• Open a window.
• Do not try to light any appliance.
• Do not touch any electrical switch; do not
use any phone in the building.
• Immediately call the gas supplier from a
neighbor’s phone. Follow the gas supplier’s
instructions.
• If you cannot reach the gas supplier, call the
fire department.
Installation and service must be performed
by a qualified professional installer, service
agency, or the gas supplier.
This is an unvented gas-fired heater. It uses
air (oxygen) from the room in which it is
installed. Provisions for adequate combustion
and ventilation air must be provided. Refer to
section entitled VENTILATION AND CONFINED
SPACE INFORMATION.
This appliance is designed as an attended
appliance. Adults must be present when the unit
is operating. Do not leave this unit burning when
unattended or while anyone is sleeping.
Installation, service, and the provisions for combustion
and ventilation air MUST conform with local codes
and with the National Fuel Gas Code, ANSI Z223.1/
NFPA 54, or the CSA B149.1, Natural Gas And
Propane Installation Code.
This appliance is only for use
with the type of gas indicated
on the rating plate.
INSTALLER: Leave this manual with the appliance.
CONSUMER: Retain this manual for future reference.
ROBERT H. PETERSON CO. • 14724 East Proctor Avenue • City of Industry, CA 91746
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CONTENTS
G18 SPECIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
PRE-INSTALLATION AND FIREPLACE PREPARATION SAFETY
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
INSTALLATION SAFETY INFORMATION
INSTALLATION SAFETY GUIDELINES
OPERATIONAL SAFETY INFORMATION
CLEANING AND SERVICING IMPORTANT INFORMATION
VENTILATION AND CONFINED SPACE SAFETY INFORMATION
MINIMUM CLEARANCE TO COMBUSTIBLES
LOGS - PARTS LIST
BURNER PARTS LIST
WHEN USED AS A VENTED DECORATIVE APPLIANCE (PER ANSI Z21.60b-2004)
CONNECTING THE GAS TO THE BURNER SYSTEM
LEAK TESTING
INSTALLATION
CHECKING GAS PRESSURE
LAVA-FYRE GRANULESTM PLACEMENT
WOOD CHIP PLACEMENT
GLOWING EMBER PLACEMENT
LOG PLACEMENT STEPS
DAMPER CLAMP INSTRUCTIONS (IF APPLICABLE)
CLEANING AND SERVICING SAFETY INFORMATION
CLEANING AND SERVICING
TO CLEAN THE LOG SET
CLEANING AND SERVICING THE ODS PILOT
OPERATING THE UNVENTED GAS LOG SET
CHECKING THE ODS PILOT FLAME APPEARANCE
LIGHTING INSTRUCTIONS - SERIES 15 VALVE
LIGHTING INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE G18-12 (M)(P) BURNER SYSTEM
TROUBLESHOOTING
WARRANTY
Important:
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For safe operation and proper performance of this product and to comply with certification, listings,
and building code acceptances, use ONLY Peterson Real-Fyre® controls, parts, and accessories
that have been specifically listed or certified for use with this burner system. Use of other controls,
parts, or accessories is prohibited and will void all warranties, certifications, listings, and building
code approvals, and may cause property damage, personal injury, and loss of life.
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G18 SPECIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
APPROVED INSTALLATIONS
Subject to minimum fireplace size
requirements specified below:
min. 42"
min. 42"
1. Solid-fuel-burning fireplaces;
A) Prefabricated fireplaces listed to UL-127
min
6"
Rear
opening
B) All other masonry fireplaces
Height
2. Universal-listed vent-free fireplaces.
Height
Depth Front
Front
opening width
Depth
Front
Note: Installation in any other fireplace is prohibited
and will void any approvals and warranties.
min
6"
Front
opening
Back
opening width
Front
Back
Fig. 3-1
Fireplace Dimensions
The minimum size of fireplace for installation of the Real-Fyre® G18-2 heater gas log set (refer to Fig. 3-1):
Burner Model
G18-2-16/18-12(M)(P)
G18-2-16/18-15(M)(P)
G18-2 24-12(M)(P)
G18-2 24-15(M)(P)
Log Set
Minimum Fireplace Size
Size
Width
Depth
Height
Natural Gas
Propane Gas
16"
22"
18"
18"
35k
35k
18"
22"
18"
18"
35k
35k
24"
26"
18"
18"
40k
40k
The G18 series vent-free gas log sets are available with
a variable flame height control valve that can be used
with a remote transmitter and receiver (not included
with model numbers ending in M or MP).
A spark ignition system (piezo) allows the gas pilot to be
lit without the use of matches, and permits the operation
of the appliance during a power outage.
This vent-free gas log set is equipped with a pilot safety
system with ODS (Oxygen Depletion Sensor). The ODS
senses the amount of oxygen available in the room
and shuts the log set off before the oxygen level drops
below 18%. The pilot can only be relit when fresh air
is available. This may require opening a window or
a door to another room, or cracking the damper
open slightly.
Minimum Permanent Chimney Vent Opening
(when used as a vented appliance)
16/18 models
Table 3-2
Factory built Masonry built
fireplaces
fireplaces
Chimney Height 16/18 models 16/18 models
15'
23.78 sq. in. 29.78 sq. in.
20'
21.37 sq. in. 25.37 sq. in.
25'
20.23 sq. in.
30'
19.09 sq. in. 23.09 sq. in.
Minimum Permanent Chimney Vent Opening
(when used as a vented appliance)
24/30 models
This gas log set has been certified to two standards:
UNVENTED ROOM HEATER-ANSI Z21.11.2b-2007
VENTED DECORATIVE APPLIANCE-ANSI Z21.60b-2004
Table 3-3
Factory built Masonry built
fireplaces
fireplaces
Chimney Height 24/30 models 24/30 models
15'
27.78 sq. in. 31.78 sq. in.
20'
25.37 sq. in. 26.49 sq. in.
25'
24.23 sq. in.
30'
23.09 sq. in. 24.10 sq. in.
Check local or state codes to determine if vent-free
heaters are permitted in your locality before you install
this log set as a vent-free appliance. If not permitted,
you may install and operate this log set as a vented
appliance.
This unit may not be installed in a vented fireplace with
a chimney of less than 15 feet in height.
Observing minimum fireplace dimensions and
centering the appliance in the fireplace will assure
adequate clearance for operation and servicing. It may
be necessary to un-install the unit for some types of
service.
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PRE-INSTALLATION AND FIREPLACE PREPARATION SAFETY
CAUTION: Installation and repair must be done by a qualified professional installer.
Installer:
Carefully read these instructions before installing this gas burner system. Be sure you understand
all safety precautions and warnings contained in this manual.
A. This appliance is only for use with the type of gas indicated on the rating plate. This appliance is NOT
CONVERTIBLE for use with other gasses.
B. CAUTION: If not installed, serviced, and used correctly per these instructions, this product can cause
serious personal injury, property damage, or loss of life.
PRE-INSTALLATION AND FIREPLACE PREPARATION SAFETY GUIDELINES
C. WARNING: Before installing in a solid-fuel-burning fireplace, the chimney flue, damper, and firebox must
be thoroughly CLEANED of soot, creosote, ashes, and loose paint by a qualified chimney cleaner. Some
fireplaces (especially older ones) may need repair prior to installing this appliance.
D. CHECK GAS TYPE (natural or propane): The gas supply must be the same as stated on your burner system
rating plate. If gas supply is different, DO NOT INSTALL. Contact your dealer for immediate assistance.
E. Any outside air ducts and/or ash dumps located on the floor or walls of the fireplace must be permanently
sealed shut before the installation. Use a heat-resistant sealant. Do not seal the chimney flue damper.
F. INSUFFICIENT GAS PRESSURE WILL KEEP THE ODS (OXYGEN DEPLETION SENSOR) PILOT
FROM OPERATING PROPERLY. DO NOT USE IF GAS PRESSURE IS LOWER THAN THE MINIMUM
REQUIREMENT.
G. The minimum inlet gas-supply pressure for purposes of input adjustment is 5" water column (w.c.) on natural
gas and 11" w.c. on propane gas. Insufficient gas pressure will affect proper operation of the ODS pilot. Do
not install this gas appliance if minimum pressure is not available. The maximum inlet gas-supply pressure
is 10.5" w.c. on natural gas and 13" w.c. on propane gas. The propane source must be regulated. (Do not
connect this appliance directly to an unregulated propane gas tank - this can cause an explosion.)
H. The gas piping system must be sized to provide minimum inlet pressure at the maximum flow rate (BTU/
hr). Undue pressure loss will occur if the pipe is too small, or the run is too long.
I. The minimum clearance from the fireplace opening to combustible materials on side walls and ceiling must
be maintained as outlined in MINIMUM CLEARANCE TO COMBUSTIBLES - WALLS AND CEILING.
J. At least 10"-12" of noncombustible or heat-resistant material is required above the fireplace. A fireplace
hood will be required to act as a heat deflector in protecting combustible fireplace surrounds (facing and/or
mantel) if certain minimum clearances cannot be met.
K. Be certain that combustible flooring material (i.e., carpet, tile, etc.) is not too close to this gas appliance. If
this appliance is at floor level or less than 6" above the floor, there must be at least 12" of noncombustible
material between the base of the fireplace and any combustible flooring.
L. Input ratings shown in BTU per hour are for elevations up to 2,000 ft. For elevations above 2,000 ft., refer to
the National Fuel Gas Code or contact the Robert H. Peterson Company before installing this product.
M. This gas appliance and its main gas valve must be disconnected from the gas-supply piping system during
any pressure testing of that system at test pressures in excess of 1/2 psig.
N. This gas appliance must be isolated from the gas-supply piping system by closing the equipment shutoff
valve connected to the gas-supply line during any pressure testing of the gas-supply piping system at test
pressures equal to or less than 1/2 psig.
O. Do not use this appliance if any part has been underwater. Immediately call a qualified profesional service
technician to inspect the appliance and to replace any part of the control system and any gas control that
has been underwater.
WARNING
THIS APPLIANCE IS EQUIPPED FOR (NATURAL OR PROPANE) GAS.
FIELD CONVERSION IS NOT PERMITTED.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
ANSI Z21.11.2-2007 UNVENTED ROOM HEATER GENERAL SAFETY INFORMATION
A. WARNING: CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING MAY LEAD TO DEATH.
When used without fresh air, gas appliances may give off carbon monoxide, an odorless,
colorless, poisonous gas. Early signs of carbon monoxide poisoning are similar to the flu, with
headaches, dizziness, and/or nausea. If you have these signs, the gas appliance may not be
installed correctly, or may not be working properly. GET FRESH AIR AT ONCE! STOP USING THE
APPLIANCE IMMEDIATELY! Have the appliance serviced before use continues. Some people,
including pregnant women; persons with heart or lung disease, asthma, or anemia; those under
the influence of alcohol; and persons at high altitudes, are more affected by carbon monoxide
than others.
If there are ANY signs of carbon monoxide, GET FRESH AIR AT ONCE! STOP USING THIS
APPLIANCE IMMEDIATELY!
B. If any soot appears on the appliance or other areas of the fireplace in which this appliance is
installed, shut system off and call a qualified professional service technician, vent-free gas log
technician, or your local gas company.
C. WHEN INSTALLING AS A DECORATIVE VENTED APPLIANCE, THE UNIT MUST CONFORM
TO ALL LOCAL CODES AND TO THE LATEST EDITION OF THE NATIONAL FUEL GAS CODE ANSI
Z223.1/NFPA54.
D. This appliance may be installed in an aftermarket, permanently located, manufactured (mobile)
home where not prohibited by local codes. Installation of appliances designed for manufactured
homes or mobile homes must conform with the Manufactured Home Construction and Safety
Standard, Title 24 CFR, Part 3280 in the U.S.; or with CAN/CSA Z240 MH, Mobile Housing in
Canada; or with ANSI/NCSBCS A225.1/NFPA 501A, Manufactured Home Installations Standard
when none of the previously referenced standard are applicable.
E. Eliminate drafts before using the gas appliance by closing heating and air conditioning vents,
returns, and outside air vents. Fans blowing directly into the fireplace must be turned off when
this appliance is operating.
F. WARNING: This appliance is for installation only in a solid-fuel-burning masonry or UL 127
factory-built fireplace or in a listed ventless firebox enclosure. It has been design certified for these
installations. Exception: DO NOT install this appliance in a factory-built fireplace that includes
instructions stating it has not been tested or should not be used with unvented gas logs.
G. State and local codes may only allow operation of this appliance in a vented configuration. Check
your state or local codes.
H. DO NOT MODIFY THIS VENT-FREE HEATER OR ITS CONTROLS. Any change may be
dangerous. Improper installation or use of your vent-free gas appliance can cause serious injury
or death from fire, burns, explosions, or carbon monoxide poisoning.
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INSTALLATION SAFETY INFORMATION
INSTALLATION SAFETY GUIDELINES
A. Carefully inspect the burner and log cartons for shipping damage. If any parts are missing/
damaged, call your dealer. Do not attempt to install the appliance unless all parts are in good
condition.
B. Correct installation of the glass or the ceramic refractory log set and proper placement and
installation of burner assembly, including ember placement and Lava Granule placement, are
crucial to safe operation of your set. Problems WILL occur if all items are not properly installed.
Reference INSTALLATION section, LOG PLACEMENT.
C. When installing in a wood-burning fireplace, place the appliance forward in the fireplace while
making certain that no part of the assembly protrudes (forward) beyond the face of the fireplace.
DO NOT PUSH THE UNIT ALL THE WAY TO THE BACK.
D. If you use Lava Granules for decorative use, do not allow Lava Granules into or on any part of
the burner or on the logs. Lava Granules should only be placed on the floor of the fireplace, in
front of and to the sides of the burner, but away from the controls.
E. DO NOT PLACE logs or other accessories, such as wood chips, pine cones, or vermiculite, on
this appliance. These items will cause improper burning, sooting, and/or high levels of carbon
monoxide. Additional logs and/or accessories may be placed around the burner system, as long
as they do not interfere with the burning of your gas appliance.
F. Due to high temperatures, this appliance should be located out of traffic and away from
furniture/draperies.
G. A fireplace screen must be in place when this gas appliance is in operation. Unless other
provisions for combustion air are provided, the screen shall have an opening(s) for introduction
of combustion air.
H. Connecting directly to an unregulated propane tank can cause an explosion.
I. Special care is required if you are installing the unit into a sunken fireplace. You must raise the
fireplace floor to allow access to gas log controls. This will ensure adequate airflow and guard
against sooting. Raise the fireplace floor using noncombustible materials.
J. A vent-free room heater having an input rating of more than 10,000 BTU per hour shall not be
installed in a bedroom (ANSI Z21.11.2). If local codes allow, you may install a G8-xxR burner,
having a rating of 9,500 BTU, in a bedroom. An unvented room heater having an input rating of
more than 6,000 BTU per hour shall not be installed in a bathroom (ANSI Z21.11.2).
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OPERATIONAL SAFETY INFORMATION
OPERATING YOUR UNVENTED GAS APPLIANCE SAFELY AND CORRECTLY
A. SOLID FUEL MUST NOT BE BURNED in a fireplace where this vent-free gas appliance is
installed.
B. GLASS DOORS MUST BE FULLY OPEN when this vent-free gas appliance is operating. This
appliance MUST NOT BE ON if glass doors are closed, as it can lead to sooting, burner outages,
and possibly explosion, causing damage or injury.
C. WARNING: DO NOT ALLOW DRAFTS INTO OR AROUND THE FIREPLACE. CLOSE (SHUT)
HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING VENTS, RETURNS, AND OUTSIDE AIR VENTS. DO
NOT OPERATE FANS (WINDOW FANS, CEILING FANS, FLOOR FANS), WHICH MAY ALTER
FLAME PATTERNS. Sooting, excess carbon monoxide, or ODS pilot outages may occur due to
drafts.
D. WARNING: DO NOT USE A BLOWER INSERT, HEAT EXCHANGER INSERT, or any other
accessory that is not specifically certified for use with this vent-free gas appliance.
E. Make sure there is adequate combustion and ventilation air when this gas appliance is operating.
You may need to crack the damper or open a window slightly.
F. To light this appliance, it may be necessary to purge the unit for longer than one minute after
long periods of non-use.
G. If you operate this vent-free gas appliance fueled by propane, operating characteristics may
vary as the fuel in the tank approaches empty (less than 1/4 full). Sooting and other increases in
combustion by-products will occur. Turn off the appliance, refill the propane tank, and have the
burners cleaned.
H. During manufacturing, various parts of this unit are treated with oils or paints. Though not harmful,
they may produce annoying smoke and smells as they are burned off during initial operation. This
is a normal occurrence. Initial break-in period should last four to six hours; maximum ventilation
should be provided by opening windows, doors, or chimney flue.
I. Keep the area around your gas appliance clear of combustible materials, gasoline, and any other
flammable vapors/liquids. Provide adequate clearance for servicing and operation. Be especially
cautious if this gas appliance is installed in a basement or converted garage.
J. Do not place clothing or any flammable material on or near your vent-free gas appliance.
Matches, paper, garbage, or any other material must not be thrown on top of the logs,
burner, or into the flame.
K. Young children should be carefully supervised when in the same room with this
appliance.
L. Children and adults should be alerted to the hazard of high surface temperatures and should
stay away to avoid burns or clothing ignition.
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OPERATIONAL SAFETY INFORMATION (Cont.)
OPERATING YOUR UNVENTED GAS APPLIANCE SAFELY AND CORRECTLY
M. This appliance is intended for supplemental heating, and is not to be used as a primary
heating source. Water vapor produced by vent-free gas logs can create moisture problems
in a home when operated for extended periods of time. If condensation begins to occur, open
your damper or a window.
As a supplemental zone heater, this set should not be used more than six continuous hours per
day or more than 40 hours per week. More frequent use indicates that this unit is being used
as a primary heat source. The higher presence of carbon monoxide generated by this amount
of use can be considered unsafe.
N. If the gas quality is poor or pressure low, your ODS pilot may not stay lit, the burners may
produce soot, or the unit may backfire. Contact your local gas supplier immediately.
O. This appliance is designed for adults to be present while in operation. Do not leave this unit
burning when unattended or while sleeping. This is an attended appliance.
P. WARNING: Failure to keep the primary air opening(s) of the burner(s) clean may result
in sooting and property damage.
Q. WARNING: All previously applied loose material, such as embers, must be removed prior
to reapplication. All replacement loose material must be purchased from the original
appliance manufacturer.
R. Unusually tight construction is defined as:
a) Walls and ceilings exposed to the outside atmosphere have a continuous water vapor retarder
with a rating of 1 perm (6x1011 kg per pa-sec-m2) or less with openings that are sealed or
use gaskets;
b) Weather stripping has been added on openable windows and doors; AND
c) Caulking or sealants are applied to areas such as joints around window and door frames;
between sole plates and floors; between wall-ceiling joints; between wall panels; at
penetrations for plumbing, electrical, and gas lines; and at other openings.
CLEANING AND SERVICING IMPORTANT INFORMATION
A. It is crucial that you maintain your unvented gas appliance by having it cleaned and serviced
regularly. A qualified professional service technician shall inspect and service this unit at least
annually. (Read and follow the CLEANING AND SERVICING sections for details.)
Failure to provide reasonable and necessary maintenance as outlined in the owner’s manual will
cause your appliance to malfunction and will void your warranty.
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VENTILATION AND CONFINED SPACE SAFETY INFORMATION
IT MAY BE NECESSARY TO OPEN A WINDOW SLIGHTLY (1"- 2") OR OTHERWISE INCREASE
VENTILATION. Conditions requiring this include, but are not limited to:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Installation in a confined space.
Installation in a tightly constructed home.
Installation at high altitudes.
Certain medical or physical conditions of the homeowner that may be adversely impacted by combustion
products created by burning natural or propane gas.
Your vent-free gas log set SHALL NOT BE INSTALLED IN A CONFINED SPACE or unusually tight
construction unless provisions are made for adequate combustion and ventilation air.
The National Fuel Gas Code, ANSI Z223.1/NFPA 54 defines a confined space as a space whose volume is
less than 50 cu. ft. per 1,000 BTU per hour (4.8 meters 3 per kw) of the aggregate input rating of all appliances
installed in that space. Rooms communicating directly with the space in which the appliances are installed, through
openings not furnished with doors, are considered a part of the unconfined space.
An unconfined space is a space where volume is at least 50 cu. ft. per 1,000 BTU per hour (4.8 meters 3 per kw) of
the aggregate input rating of all appliances in that space. Rooms communicating directly with the space in which
the appliances are installed, through openings not furnished with doors, are considered a part of the space.
WARNING: Do not install the unvented burner system where the room is considered a confined space (see Fig.
9-1).
To determine if the area where this gas log set is to be installed fits the definition of an unconfined space, multiply
the length of the room by the width of the room by the height of the room, then multiply by 20. The result is the
maximum BTU allowed.
(Length x Width x Height x 20 = Maximum BTUs allowed)
Installation in a tightly constructed home and/or
installation at high altitudes may cause your ventfree gas log set to produce excessive heat or excessive
moisture. The oxygen depletion sensor may shut down
the log set. These conditions may be corrected by
opening a window or otherwise increasing the number
of air changes in the home.
Example: To install a Peterson Real-Fyre® 24" ventfree gas log set with 39,000 BTU (nat. gas) in a space
with no other gas-burning appliances, the space
MUST be 1,950 cu. ft. or larger (assuming an 8' ceiling,
space dimensions must be a minimum of 243.75 sq.
ft., i.e.; 16.3' x 15', etc.) (see Fig. 9-1).
The Peterson Real-Fyre® vent-free gas log set has
been certified to function safely and reliably with
emission by-products well within accepted safety and
health standards. Your specific medical or physical
condition may render you more sensitive to products
created by burning natural or propane gas. If this is
the case, you should open a window or otherwise
increase ventilation.
H
W
L
REMEMBER
L X W X H X 20 = Maximum BTU allowed
L X W X H X 20 = MAXIMUM BTUs ALLOWED
Fig. 9-1
If the space is smaller than the above formula
allows, and/or smaller than the examples and
diagrams on this page specify, DO NOT install
the vent-free gas log set unless provisions for
additional combustion and ventilation air are made.
WARNING
If the area in which the heater may be operated is
smaller than that defined as an unconfined space
or if the building is of unusually tight construction,
provide adequate combustion and ventilation air
by one of the methods described in the National
Fuel Gas Code, ANSI Z223.1/NFPA 54, Air for
Combustion and Ventilation, or applicable local
codes.
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MINIMUM CLEARANCE TO COMBUSTIBLES
This appliance may only be installed in a listed or massonry
fireplace enclosure as indicated in the IMPORTANT SAFETY
INFORMATION section. If the unvented gas log set is installed
in a factory-built fireplace, follow the manufacturer’s guidelines
for minimum clearances to combustibles. In the absence of
such guidelines, follow the instructions below:
Clearances to Combustible Construction:
Side walls: 6" from side of fireplace opening (Fig. 10-1)
Ceiling: 42" from top of fireplace opening (Fig. 10-1)
Mantel: (see Figs. 10-2, 10-3, and paragraph A below)
Flooring: (see IN FRONT OF THE FIREPLACE below)
Fig. 10-1
Clearances to combustible construction are those
distances required to ensure that fireplace mantels,
facings, walls, ceilings, and floorings will not catch
fire.
min. 42"
min. 42"
In most cases, these clearances should also be adequate to
prevent any discoloration or warping due to heat. However,
every gas log installation presents a different and unique set
of circumstances involving many variables beyond the control
of the gas log manufacturer. These include paint or finish
min
6"
Rear
opening
min
6"
Front
opening
Height
Height
Front
Depth
Front
opening width
Front
Note:
composition, previous exposure to heat, methods and quality
of construction, airflow patterns, glass doors, fans, or blowers,
etc. Because of these variables, we cannot guarantee that heat
warping or discoloration will never occur. The potential for heat
warping or discoloration may exist no matter what item(s) you
are burning in the fireplace, including wood.
The dimensions shown in Fig.10-1 are MINIMUM CLEARANCES
to maintain when you install this gas log set. BOTH SIDES
of the fireplace opening MUST BE AT LEAST 6" from any
combustible side walls. The ceiling MUST BE at least 42" from
the top of the fireplace opening.
Depth
Back
opening width
Front
Back
ABOVE THE FIREPLACE:
To install the unvented gas log set, there must ALWAYS be noncombustible or heat-resistant material immediately above
the fireplace opening. Heat-resistant materials (i.e., marble or slate) must be at least 5/8" thick. Sheet metal should not be
installed onto combustible materials. If you DO NOT install a fireplace hood, there MUST be at least 12" of noncombustible or
heat-resistant material immediately above the fireplace opening (see X in Fig. 10-2 below). If you DO install a fireplace hood,
there MUST be at least 10" of noncombustible or heat-resistant material immediately above the fireplace opening (see Y in
Fig. 10-3 below). If there is a wooden mantel, shelf, or other combustible projection above the fireplace, follow the information
in Fig. 10-2 or Fig. 10-3 below.
EXAMPLE:
If the fireplace has a combustible projection (mantel or shelf) 20" above the top of the firebox, the maximum
horizontal projection out from the face of the fireplace will be:
1. If a fireplace hood is not installed - 2.5" (see Fig. 10-2).
2. If a fireplace hood is installed - 10" (see Fig. 10-3).
IF YOU CANNOT MEET THESE MINIMUM CLEARANCES, YOU MUST OPERATE THE UNVENTED GAS LOG SET
WITH THE CHIMNEY FLUE DAMPER OPEN.
Mantel clearance without hood
Mantel clearance with hood *
14"
I N F RO N T O F T H E
FIREPLACE:
* Standard Fireplace Hood with a minimum 4 inch horizontal projection
12"
10"
Horizontal
Projection
From face of
Fireplace
8"
Be certain that
c o m bu s t i bl e f l o o r i n g
material (i.e., carpet, tile,
etc.) is not too close to
the unvented gas log set.
If the unvented gas log set
is at floor level or less than
6" above the floor, there
MUST be at least 12" (1
foot) of noncombustible
material between the front
of the fireplace and any
combustible flooring.
6"
2.5"
Horizontal
Projection
From face of
Fireplace
14"
12"
10"
8"
.75"
Non-combustible
Or heat resistant
Material
x
34" 32"
30"
28"
25"
20"
6"
2.5"
1"
Y
10"
12"
Vertical distances
to underside of mantel
Projection out
From face
0 - 0.75"
0.76" - 2.5"
2.6" - 6"
6.1" - 8"
8.1" - 10"
10.1" - 12"
12.1" - 14"
Non-combustible
Or heat resistant
Material
Height above
Opening
12"
20"
25"
28"
30"
32"
34"
Top of
Firebox
Firebox
Fireplace hood with minimum
4" horizontal projection
Projection out
From face
0 - 1"
1.1" - 2.5"
2.6" - 6"
6.1" - 8"
8.1" - 10"
10.1" - 12"
12.1" - 14"
Fig. 10-3
Fig. 10-2
10
15"
17" 20" 22" 24"
Vertical distances
to underside of mantel
Top of
Firebox
Firebox
12"
Height above
Opening
10"
12"
15"
17"
20"
22"
24"
LOGS - PARTS LIST
WARNING
Failure to position these parts in accordance with these diagrams or failure to use only parts specifically
approved with this unvented gas log set may result in property damage or personal injury.
(all photos not to scale)
EFV-2-16/18 16/18" EVENING FYRE LOG SET
ITEM
NO.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
PART
NO.
EFVL-2-18B1
EFVL-2-18B2
EFVL-2-11TY
EFVL-2-9T
CHK-6
CHK-7
5
DESCRIPTION
Bottom front log (valve)
Bottom front log (ODS pilot)
Top Y-shaped log (2)
Top log
Decorative wood chip #1 (2)
Decorative wood chip #2 (2)
6
6
5
4
3
1
3
2
ESV-2-16/18 16/18" EVENING FYRE SPLIT LOG SET
ITEM
NO.
1.
2.
PART
NO.
ESVL-2-18B1
ESVL-2-18B2
DESCRIPTION
2
Bottom front log (valve)
Bottom front log (ODS pilot)
Aside from Items 1 & 2; the Evening Fyre Split Log
Set contains the same logs and wood chips as the
Evening Fyre Log Set (Items 2, 3, 4, 5, & 6 above)
1
ECV-2-16/18 16/18" EVENING FYRE CHARRED LOG SET
ITEM
NO.
1.
2.
PART
NO.
ECVL-2-18B1
ECVL-2-18B2
DESCRIPTION
2
Bottom front log (valve)
Bottom front log (ODS pilot)
Aside from Items 1 & 2; the Evening Fyre Charred
Log Set contains the same logs and wood chips as
the Evening Fyre Log Set (Items 2, 3, 4, 5, & 6 above)
1
Note: Each log is numbered to aid exact placement, giving the correct spacing for proper performance of
the gas log set (see LOG PLACEMENT).
Contact your local Real-Fyre® dealer for parts and accessories.
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LOGS - PARTS LIST (Cont.)
(all photos not to scale)
EFV-2-24 24" EVENING FYRE LOG SET
ITEM
NO.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
PART
NO.
EFVL-2-24BF
EFVL-2-12T
EFVL-2-10T
CHK-6
CHK-7
Bottom front log (2)
Top Y-shaped log (2)
Top log (2)
Decorative wood chip #1 (2)
Decorative wood chip #2 (2)
4
5
4
DESCRIPTION
3
3
5
2
1
1
2
ESV-2-24 24" EVENING SPLIT LOG SET
ITEM
NO.
1.
PART
NO.
1
DESCRIPTION
ESVL-2-24BF
Bottom front log (2)
Aside from Item 1; the Evening Split Log Set contains
the same logs and wood chips as the Evening Fyre
Log Set (Items 2, 3, 4, & 5 above)
1
ECV-2-24 24" EVENING FYRE CHARRED LOG SET
ITEM
NO.
1a.
1b.
PART
NO.
1a
DESCRIPTION
ECVL-2-24BF1
ECVL-2-24BF2
Bottom front log (2)
Bottom front log (2)
1b
Aside from Item 1; the Evening Fyre Charred Log
Set contains the same logs and wood chips as the
Evening Fyre Log Set (Items 2, 3, 4, & 5 above)
Note: Each log is numbered to aid exact placement, giving the correct spacing for proper performance of
the gas log set (see LOG PLACEMENT).
Contact your local Real-Fyre® dealer for parts and accessories.
12
BURNER PARTS LIST
G18-2-16/18-12(M)(P)
Contact your local Real-Fyre®
dealer for parts and accessories.
14
9
7
8
Remote kit with remote
instructions included
5
6
1
13
3
Front
2
5
12
4
11
3
10
Rear
Note: Photos not to scale
ITEM
NO.
1.
2.
or
3.
4.
or
5.
6.
7.
DESCRIPTION
ITEM
NO.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
Grate assembly
Valve assembly (propane)
Valve assembly (natural)
Ember burner
ODS pilot (propane)
ODS pilot (natural)
Main burner
Connector kit, 30"
Glowing Embers
14.
13
DESCRIPTION
Bryte CoalsTM
Lava-Fyre GranulesTM
ON/OFF switch
Piezo ignitor
Piezo wire
Damper clamp
(for use only when burner used
as a vented appliance)
Remote kit (optional)
BURNER PARTS LIST (Cont.)
G18-2-16/18-15(M)(P)
Contact your local Real-Fyre®
dealer for parts and accessories.
14
9
7
8
Remote kit with remote
instructions included
5
6
1
13
3
12
10
Front
11
2
4
Note: Photos not to scale
3
Rear
ITEM
NO.
1.
2.
or
3.
4.
or
5.
6.
7.
DESCRIPTION
ITEM
NO.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
Grate assembly
Valve assembly (propane)
Valve assembly (natural)
Ember burner
ODS pilot (propane)
ODS pilot (natural)
Main burner
Connector kit, 30"
Glowing Embers
14.
14
DESCRIPTION
Bryte CoalsTM
Lava-Fyre GranulesTM
ON/OFF/PILOT ignitor knob
Main burner ON/OFF switch
Piezo wire
Damper clamp
(for use only when burner used
as a vented appliance)
Remote kit (optional)
BURNER PARTS LIST (Cont.)
G18-2-24-12(M)(P)
8
11
13
12
Remote kit with remote instructions
included
7
1
3
10
14
6
Front
2
4
5
9
6
Note: Photos not to scale
Rear
Contact your local Real-Fyre®
dealer for parts and accessories.
ITEM
NO.
1.
2.
or
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
DESCRIPTION
ITEM
NO.
9.
or
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
Grate assembly
Valve assembly (natural)
Valve assembly (propane)
Piezo ignitor wire
Piezo ignitor
ON/OFF switch
Ember burner
Main burner
Remote kit (optional)
15
DESCRIPTION
ODS pilot (natural)
ODS pilot (propane)
Connector kit, 30"
Glowing Embers
Bryte CoalsTM
Lava-Fyre GranulesTM
Damper clamp
(for use only when burner used
as a vented appliance)
BURNER PARTS LIST (Cont.)
Contact your local Real-Fyre®
dealer for parts and accessories.
G18-2-24-15(M)(P)
8
11
12
13
Remote kit with remote
instructions included
7
1
10
14
6
3
Front
4
5
2
9
Note: Photos not to scale
6
Rear
ITEM
NO.
1.
2.
or
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
ITEM
NO.
9.
or
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
DESCRIPTION
Grate assembly
Valve assembly (natural)
Valve assembly (propane)
Piezo ignitor wire
ON/OFF/PILOT ignitor knob
Main burner ON/OFF switch
Ember burner
Main burner
Remote kit (optional)
16
DESCRIPTION
ODS pilot (natural)
ODS pilot (propane)
Connector kit, 30"
Glowing Embers
Bryte CoalsTM
Lava-Fyre GranulesTM
Damper clamp
(for use only when burner used
as a vented appliance)
WHEN USED AS A VENTED DECORATIVE APPLIANCE (PER ANSI Z21.60b-2004)
This appliance is for installation in a solid-fuel burning fireplace (masonry fireplace or manufactured
fireplace) with a working flue and constructed of noncombustible material.
These gas logs may be installed as vented decorative log sets in compliance with ANSI Z21.60b-2004 and
National Fuel Gas Code, Section 6.6. The minimum permanent free opening of the fireplace chimney or
chimney damper must be met per the Chimney Vent Opening Table on pg 3 of this manual. Chimney damper
must be fixed in a manner to maintain permanent free opening at all times. To accomplish this, install a screw
or bolt in the edge of the damper to prevent closing, or drill holes in damper or remove damper.
CONNECTING THE GAS TO THE BURNER SYSTEM
BEFORE PROCEEDING, CAREFULLY READ ALL OF THE IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
CONTAINED IN THIS OWNER’S MANUAL, INCLUDING:
A. PRE-INSTALLATION AND FIREPLACE PREPARATION SAFETY GUIDELINES
B. VENTILATION AND CONFINED SPACE INFORMATION
C. INSTALLATION SAFETY GUIDELINES
I M P O R T A N T
Be sure you have read and understood all safety precautions and warnings
contained in this manual.
Note: To install the Real-Fyre® vent-free gas log set, the fireplace must have a gas supply line that
has been installed by a qualified professional service technician in accordance with all local
codes. Refer to the PARTS LIST when installing the vent-free gas log set.
Tools Required:
1. Adjustable open-ended wrench
4. Soapy water solution & brush for leak detection
2. Pliers
5. Standard screwdriver
3. Teflon tape or pipe compound resistant to all 6. Manometer (for checking gas pressure)
gasses
CHECK GAS TYPE (natural or propane). The gas supply must be the same as stated on the gas log
set rating plate. If the gas supply is different, DO NOT INSTALL. Contact the dealer for immediate
assistance.
W A R N I N G
Do not connect this appliance directly to a high-pressure natural gas line or an unregulated propane tank.
Refer to the PARTS LIST when installing the vent-free gas log set.
1. MAKE SURE THE FIREPLACE GAS SUPPLY IS TURNED OFF.
2. Center the burner assembly in the fireplace. Make certain that no part
of the assembly protrudes beyond the face of the fireplace.
3. Attach the large adapter fitting of the flex connector kit to the fireplace
gas-supply line using pipe compound resistant to propane gas, or
Teflon tape. Tighten the connection. Connect one end of the flex
connector to the large adapter, and the other end to the adapter on
valve assembly (see Fig. 17-1).
15 valve
shown
Fig. 17-1
LEAK TESTING
Make sure that the control valve on the burner system is in the OFF position. Carefully turn on the gas to the
fireplace and leak test at all connections with a soapy water solution (equal parts liquid detergent and water). If
bubbles appear, a leak is present. Turn off the gas and tighten all connections, then turn on the gas and repeat
the leak test. Repeat until no leaks are detected.
NEVER USE A FLAME TO CHECK FOR GAS LEAKS.
17
INSTALLATION
W A R N I N G
Do not connect this appliance directly to a high-pressure natural gas line or an unregulated propane tank.
I M P O R T A N T
Check the gas pressure with the gas log set burning and the control set to HIGH.
The gas log set and its main gas valve must be disconnected from the gas-supply piping system during any
pressure testing of that system at test pressures in excess of 1/2 psig. The gas log set must be isolated from the
gas-supply piping system by closing its equipment shutoff valve during any pressure testing of the gas-supply
piping system at test pressures equal to or less than 1/2 psig. This is accomplished by closing the gas-supply
line valve.
CHECKING GAS PRESSURE
Remote-capable safety pilot valve (Fig. 18-1)
Check the valve regulator pressure, which should be checked at the pressure inlet point. Turn the inlet screw
counterclockwise two (2) or three (3) turns and then place the tubing of the pressure gauge over the pressure
inlet point. (The test inlet point is farthest to the gas-supply inlet.) After taking the pressure reading, turn the inlet
screw clockwise firmly to reseal. Do not over-torque. Check for gas leaks.
The unvented burner system will need to be propped up to allow access
to the pressure inlet and outlet taps on the bottom side of the valve.
Note: Gas pressure should be checked after connecting the gas and
prior to any further installation.
Inlet
Outlet
Fig. 18-1
GAS PRESSURE SPECIFICATIONS
NATURAL GAS
MANUAL PRESSURE
MILLIVOLT PRESSURE
Regulator pressure reading:
3.5" w.c.
Outlet pressure reading:
(Flame adjustment on HIGH)
3.5" w.c.
Gas inlet pressure:
Max. 10.5" w.c.
Min. 5" w.c.
Inlet pressure reading:
Max. 10.5" w.c.
Min. 5" w.c.
PROPANE GAS
MANUAL PRESSURE
MILLIVOLT PRESSURE
Regulator pressure reading:
10" w.c.
Outlet pressure reading:
(Flame adjustment on HIGH)
10" w.c.
Gas inlet pressure:
Max. 13" w.c.
Min. 11" w.c.
Inlet pressure reading
Max. 13" w.c.
Min. 11" w.c.
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INSTALLATION (Cont.)
LAVA-FYRE GRANULESTM PLACEMENT
Lava-Fyre GranulesTM are provided as an aesthetic enhancement to the G18-2 unvented gas log set.
Spread the granules on the floor of the firebox, around the front and both sides of the unvented gas log set.
Note: Do not cover burner with granules; use the supplied embers only.
Important: Be sure that no granules enter the main burner or interfere with the burning of the log set.
WOOD CHIP PLACEMENT
The decorative wood chips provided with the log set are for aesthetics only and do not affect operation of the
G18-2 log set. The two (2) wood chips with the circular design on top should be placed in front and back of the
valve, with at least a 1/2" between it and the valve (Fig. 19-1). The other two (2) wood chips are for the opposite
side and are for both front and back (i.e., both fireplace openings).
CAUTION: The wood chip may be HOT during and directly after operation of the gas log set.
Note:
Do not place the wood chips on the logs or burner.
Wood
chip
(circular
design)
Wood
chip
Fig. 19-1 (24" Model Shown)
GLOWING EMBER PLACEMENT
The Glowing Embers are supplied in a single bag (Fig. 19-2). It is important that the embers be used in the
designated application and that no additional embers be added. Open the bag and spread the embers
loosely along the entire length of the ember burner (Fig. 19-4), from left to right on the burner and
on the vertical portion of the ember burner. Break up any clumps that may have developed during
shipment and make sure the embers are spread evenly over the entire area. Bryte CoalsTM are placed
over glowing embers, also spread out evenly (Fig. 19-3 & 19-4). Failure to follow these instructions will result
in unsafe operation.
Important:
DO NOT ADD ANY ADDITIONAL EMBERS OR BRYTE COALSTM TO THIS LOG SET. ANY
ADDITIONAL EMBERS MAY CAUSE UNSAFE OPERATION.
Fig. 19-2
Fig. 19-3
Fig. 19-4
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INSTALLATION (Cont.)
LOG PLACEMENT STEPS
Each log in the Real-Fyre® heater gas log set is numbered to aid in the log placement procedures. Each log
also has seating notches that stabilize the logs together in their correct position.
16/18" LOG SET
16/18" LOG SET
1. Both bottom logs are equipped with
specific indentations for both the
valve (Log #1) and the ODS pilot
(Log #2). Position the logs according
to these cutaways, as shown in Fig.
20-1.
1
2
2
1
2. Position the middle top log (Log
#3) on the top of the bottom logs
(Logs #1 and #2). Fit into matching
notches as shown in Fig. 20-2.
Fig. 20-1
3. Position the two (2) “Y”-shaped
top logs (Logs #4) over the bottom
logs as shown in Fig. 20-3. Place
one side of “Y”-shaped log over the
notch on middle top log (Log #3)
and the other side on notch over the
bottom logs (Logs #1 and #2).
3
4
4
Fig. 20-3
Fig. 20-2
24" LOG SET
1. Use the space between the grate
and main burner as a guide to set
the two (2) bottom logs (Logs #1)
in their approximate positions, as
shown in Fig. 20-4.
24" LOG SET
1
1
2. Position the two (2) “Y”-shaped top
logs (Logs #2) on top of the two (2)
bottom logs (Logs #1), as shown in
Fig. 20-5. Fit the “Y”-shaped log
into the notch on the bottom log
(Log #1), and the other two ends into
the notches on the opposite bottom
log.
3. Position the two (2) top side logs
(Logs #3) over the bottom logs (Logs
#1) as shown in Fig. 20-6. Place
top log over the matching notch on
the bottom log and the other side
over the notch on the “Y”-shaped
log (Log #2).
1
1
Fig. 20-4
2
2
Fig. 20-5
20
3
3
Fig. 20-6
INSTALLATION (Cont.)
CAUTION:
BURN HAZARD. Logs will remain hot for some time after use. You must maintain the
log layout as shown to ensure proper operation of the log set. If you need to reposition
any log to maintain the proper layout, use heat-resistant gloves or allow logs adequate
time to cool before handling.
After setting the logs into position as described on the previous page, ensure each is properly and firmly seated.
The vent-free gas log set will not function as intended if the logs are not correctly positioned. When placed
properly, the flames will not strike any portion of the top logs. Periodically check the positioning of all logs to
ensure proper log placement and stability. If any flame is striking the top logs, recheck log placement. Adjust
to conform with these instructions. There should be no flame impingement on these logs.
DAMPER CLAMP INSTRUCTIONS (IF APPLICABLE)
The damper clamp with hex bolt (Fig. 21-1) is provided as a means to prevent full closure of the damper blade.
The clamp is easily attached to most damper blades with pliers or a wrench, and must be permanently installed.
The clamp is designed to prevent accidental closure of the damper when installed as illustrated (Fig. 21-2
and Fig. 21-3). Should the clamp not fit, or fail to provide the permanent vent opening specified in Table 3-1,
have a permanent stop installed, remove the damper blade, or have the damper cut to provide the minimum
permanent opening required.
Damper clamp
Set screw
Fig. 21-1
Open
Closed
Fig. 21-2
Fig. 21-3
IMPORTANT
For all valves, the air MUST be purged from the gas line before the ODS pilot will light properly. The time taken
to do this will depend on the length of gas line from the meter to the unit and the length of time since the unit
or gas line was last used (in the case of non-use during warm weather, for example). It may take from 3-15
minutes before all the air is purged and the ODS pilot will light properly. This is done using the method for lighting
the ODS pilot, but holding in the control valve for a longer period. Follow the LIGHTING INSTRUCTIONS in
this manual for the specific valve type.
Note: We recommend that before you install the log set, you familiarize yourself with the control valve layout.
This will help you to be confident operating the log set when fully installed.
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CLEANING AND SERVICING SAFETY INFORMATION
Note: Regular cleaning and servicing will be necessary to ensure proper ODS pilot operation and proper burn
characteristics.
A. Always shut off the gas to the unvented gas log set while performing service work.
B. Allow the unvented gas log set to cool before servicing.
C. Installation and repair must be done by an NFI Certified or other qualified professional service
technician. The gas log set should be inspected regularly to prevent burner shutdown, sooting, odors,
etc. This unit must be inspected and cleaned annually by a qualified professional service technician. It
must be checked for clean burning operation and proper ODS pilot appearance, with the correct tools
to service this unit. More frequent cleaning may be required. Excessive lint can build up on this unit from
carpeting, bedding material, pet hairs, or other particles in the air. It is critical that all control components,
burners, and circulating air passageways be kept clean and free of all obstructions. The ODS pilot is especially
sensitive to a dirty environment and will not function properly if dirty. Make certain all air openings are clean
and free of obstructions, including:
1.
2.
3.
4.
The air intake opening on the ODS pilot assembly.
The ODS pilot opening.
The air shutters on both the front/bottom ember burner and the rear/top main burner.
The flash tube and its corresponding carryover ports. Obstructions in or around the flash tube may result
in the ember burner not lighting and/or an intermittent popping noise from the flash tube.
WARNING: Failure to keep the primary air openings of the burner(s) clean may result in sooting and property
damage.
5. All of the ports on both the front/bottom ember burner and the rear/top main burner. (See the CLEANING
AND SERVICING section.)
D. Any safety screen or guard removed for servicing must be replaced prior to operating this gas log
set.
E. Decorative wood chip (if included) must be placed at least a 1/2 inch away from burner controls to avoid
damaging the controls by overheating due to heat reflection (see Fig. 22-2).
Main burner
ports
ODS pilot (opposite side)
ODS pilot
opening
Flash tube
(each side)
Carryover port
location
(for flash tube)
(each side)
ODS pilot
Air intake
opening
Fig. 22-2
Gas valve
Fig. 22-3
1/2" (minimum)
Fig. 22-1
Ember burner ports
(each side)
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CLEANING AND SERVICING
Only limited cleaning will be required under normal use of the unvented gas log set.
TO CLEAN THE LOG SET
1. Remove the log set and embers. Use a vacuum cleaner to remove loose
particles from all surfaces of the log set. Do not use cleaning fluids.
2. Dust the grate, the assembly, and the burners. Using a compressed air
duster (commonly available at computer, electronic, or office supply
stores); blow through the flash tube, its corresponding carry over port,
and all of the burner ports. See Fig. 25-1 on the previous page for
locations.
ODS pilot gas line
connects here
ODS pilot
opening
Air intake opening
3. Reinstall the log set and embers as instructed in this manual.
If, after a period of use, the flames start to exhibit unusual shapes and
Fig. 23-1
behavior, or the burners fail to ignite smoothly, the burner ports may require
some cleaning. If this happens, it is preferable to contact the nearest dealer to get the unvented gas log set serviced.
Do not remove the rating plates or the warning tags. These are an integral safety and identification
component of this appliance.
During periods of heavy use, inspect the unvented gas log set frequently for evidence of sooting. If sooting is
present, discontinue use until the source of sooting is corrected.
CLEANING AND SERVICING THE ODS PILOT
Periodic cleaning and maintenance of the unvented gas log set is recommended to ensure that the log set operates
properly. Cleaning of the ODS pilot system is an important part of the maintenance program.
This ODS pilot cleaning procedure must be performed by a qualified professional service technician familiar
with the specific characteristics of the log set.
1. Turn the unvented gas log set to the OFF position and allow it to cool. Inspect the ODS pilot area (see Fig. 23-1)
for any visual contamination or debris (usually lint, hair, spider webs, or small insects). Lightly brush off all
external surfaces while vacuuming loosened debris from the ODS pilot opening. Be careful not to brush
any foreign material into the ODS pilot opening.
2. Clean out the air intake opening (see Fig. 23-1) by lightly brushing around the opening while vacuuming.
Note:
It is very important that the air intake opening be kept clear of debris. Should the opening become
blocked, the ODS pilot system will not operate properly.
3. Light the ODS pilot according to the relevant LIGHTING INSTRUCTIONS page. Periodically verify the ODS pilot
flame appears as shown in the CHECKING THE ODS PILOT FLAME APPEARANCE section.
4. If the ODS pilot flame does not burn as indicated in the instructions, extinguish the ODS pilot by turning the
valve to the full OFF position. Using a compressed air duster, insert the flexible nozzle through the air intake
opening, ensuring that the nozzle is pointed toward the ODS pilot opening (see Fig. 23-1). Blow air through
the air intake opening to clear out any debris that may be in the system.
5. Relight the ODS pilot and inspect it to be sure it is burning as shown in the instructions. If not, extinguish the
ODS pilot and turn off the gas supply to the gas log set. Using an adjustable or a 1/4" wrench, disconnect
the ODS pilot gas line (see Fig. 23-1) from the valve.
6. Insert the flexible nozzle of the compressed air duster and blow air into the input end of the ODS pilot gas line
to remove any blockages. Do not blow air directly into the ODS pilot opening. Blow air in the direction
of the gas flow.
7. Reinstall the ODS pilot gas line and check for leaks.
8. Light the ODS pilot to make sure it is operating properly (see LIGHTING INSTRUCTIONS).
9. If the ODS pilot still does not operate properly, the ODS pilot may need to be replaced with the same model
as the one on the unvented burner.
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OPERATING THE UNVENTED GAS LOG SET
Observe the flames. The main burner flames should be blue at the base and a
combination of blue/yellow at the body and at the tips. They should be 5" to 8" above
the logs, with the center flame being the tallest (see Fig. 24-1). Front flames in the
ember burner should be 1/4" above the embers.
24" Model shown
Every Real-Fyre unvented gas log set leaves the factory tested and quality checked
to ensure that it has been manufactured to the strict specifications to which it was
submitted and approved for certification. This check includes an operational test
to ensure both satisfactory combustion and operation.
Each installation site for any unvented appliance presents its own unique combustion
Fig. 24-1
environment. Specific factors such as weather-tightness of the home, size of the
room in which the log set is installed, central heating, ceiling fans, altitude, drafts,
pet hair, carpet lint, dryer lint, the size of the fireplace, paint or soot inside the fireplace, etc. all have an influence
on the proper operation of an unvented appliance and its ODS pilot system. A normally operating unvented log
set will demonstrate the following characteristics:
•
A lively, realistic flame and front ember glow. The flame will be blue/yellow on the front burner and on the
rear burner.
•
Clean-burning combustion that will produce no soot or smoke after normal break-in.
•
Production of no odor, other than normal odors associated with the combustion of propane or natural gas.
•
Production of water vapor. Water vapor helps to increase indoor humidity, which may be beneficial during
the dry heating season.
If you operate the unvented gas log set fueled by propane gas, operating characteristics may vary as the fuel in
the tank approaches empty (less than 1/4 full). Sooting and other increases in combustion by-products will occur.
Turn off the log set and refill the propane tank.
CHECKING THE ODS PILOT FLAME APPEARANCE
WARNING: NO ADJUSTMENTS ARE TO BE MADE TO THE ODS PILOT SYSTEM. TAMPERING WITH
THIS SYSTEM CAN BE EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS.
When installing the burner assembly, it is important to visually check the ODS pilot flame and the burner
flames.
1. The ODS pilot flame must be present when the burner is operating. The flame should touch the top of the
thermocouple tip (Fig. 24-2 and Fig. 24-4).
2. If the ODS pilot flame does not touch the top of the thermocouple tip, then the main burner will not function
properly (see Fig. 24-3 and Fig. 24-5 for incorrect ODS pilot flame).
3. With the burners off and the ODS pilot flame off, and the assembly cool, check the burner assembly, air
intake openings on the ODS pilot, and air shutter openings on the burner for any blockages that could affect
the operation of the ODS pilot flame.
ODS Pilot for 15 valve
ODS Pilot for 12 valve
(NG shown)
(NG shown)
Correct ODS pilot flame
Fig. 24-2
Incorrect ODS pilot flame
Fig. 24-3
Correct ODS pilot flame
Fig. 24-4
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Incorrect ODS pilot flame
Fig. 24-5
LIGHTING INSTRUCTIONS - SERIES 15 VALVE
FOR YOUR SAFETY, READ BEFORE LIGHTING
WARNING
If you do not follow these instructions exactly, a fire or explosion may result, causing property
damage, personal injury, or loss of life.
Do not use this appliance if any part has been underwater. Immediately call for a qualified professional service technician
to inspect the appliance and to replace any part of the control system and any gas control that has been underwater.
The Real-Fyre® burner system has an ODS pilot. When starting the ODS pilot, follow these instructions exactly.
BEFORE LIGHTING, smell all around the gas burner system area for gas. Be sure to smell next to the floor, as some gas
is heavier than air and will settle on the floor. IF YOU SMELL GAS, FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS ON P. 1.
Use only your hand to push in or turn the gas control knob. Never use tools. If the knob will not push in or turn by hand, don't
try to repair it. Call a qualified professional service technician. Force or attempted repair may result in fire or explosion.
(Fig. 25-4) to ignite the burner at maximum BTU.
After the main burner ignites, adjust the flame height
as indicated below.
LIGHTING THE ODS PILOT
1. Turn the ignitor control knob (Fig. 25-1) on the burner
control valve assembly to the side of the burner pan
counterclockwise
so that the narrowing part of the
knob moves from the OFF position, slightly toward IGN,
until reaching the stop.
ADJUSTING THE FLAME HEIGHT
1. To adjust the flame, turn the flame-height control
knob (Fig. 25-3) counterclockwise
to increase
the flame height, or clockwise
to decrease
the flame height, until the flames have the desired
characteristics.
2. Press the ignitor control knob in and hold in for five
seconds (only ODS pilot gas will flow).
3. Continue pressing in while turning the ignitor control
knob further counterclockwise
toward the PILOT
position, until you hear a click. The click is an indication
that the piezo ignitor has been activated.
Note:
If the spark from the piezo ignitor does not light
the ODS pilot, repeat steps 2 & 3 until the ODS
pilot lights.
2. When you are finished enjoying your fire, turn the
flame-height control knob to OFF. The ODS pilot will
remain lit. The burner system can be relit by rotating
the flame-height control knob toward ON.
SHUTTING OFF THE ODS PILOT
If you do not plan on using your burner system for an
4. Continue to hold the ignitor control knob in the PILOT extended period, you may elect to extinguish the ODS pilot.
position for 30 seconds after the ODS pilot has been lit to To do this, rotate the flame-height control knob to the OFF
allow the thermocouple to detect the ODS pilot flame. position and then rotate the ignitor control knob to the OFF
position (Fig. 25-1).
Note: The ODS pilot flame should always be present
Important: When shutting your burner down, be sure
when the burner system is in operation, and should
to TURN THE FLAME FULLY OFF (to
just envelop the tip of the thermocouple.
PILOT or OFF). Make sure the burner
IGNITING THE MAIN BURNER
is completely off for one minute before
relighting.
1. When the ODS pilot flame is stable, release the ignitor
to the ON
control knob and turn counterclockwise
position to enable the main burner.
If this unit was shipped with a remote, or if a remote
2. Tur n the flame-height control knob (Fig. 25-3)
system was installed later, read and follow the separate
to the fully ON position
counterclockwise
remote instructions to operate the burner remotely.
OFF
IGNITION
PILOT
ON
Ignition
control
knob
Flameheight
control
knob
Gas valve operating positions
Fig. 25-1
Fig. 25-3
Flame touching
Flame-height control knob
Fig. 25-2
Thermocouple
OFF
25
Fig. 25-4
ON
OPERATING THE LOG SET - LIGHTING AND EXTINGUISHING (Cont.)
FOR YOUR SAFETY, READ BEFORE LIGHTING
WARNING
If you do not follow these instructions exactly, a fire or explosion may result, causing property damage,
personal injury, or loss of life.
LIGHTING INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE G18-12 (M)(P) BURNER SYSTEM
1. Locate your Series 12 control valve (p. 15). Turn the
control knob (Fig. 26-4) from the OFF position (see
Fig. 26-1) slightly counterclockwise
to PILOT
(see Fig. 26-2). Press the control knob in and hold
for 10 seconds (only pilot gas will flow). Continue
pressing control knob and push the piezo ignitor (see
Fig. 26-4). You should hear a click, and pilot should
light. Repeat this step until the pilot lights. Continue
to hold the control knob in the PILOT position for 30
seconds after the pilot has been lit.
The flame height and heat output of your log set can
be adjusted by turning the flame height knob (see
Figs. 26-4, 26-5) to HI or LO as you wish to reach
your desired heat level/flame height. When you are
finished enjoying your log set, simply move the burner
toggle switch to OFF (down). In this position, the pilot
will remain lit, and the log set can be relit by moving
the switch to ON.
If you do not plan on using your log set for an extended
period, you may elect to extinguish the pilot. To do this,
2. The pilot flame should now remain lit. It should move the toggle switch to OFF, then rotate the control
always be present when the unvented gas log set knob clockwise
, depressing the knob slightly as
is in operation and should just envelop the tip of you pass PILOT, to the OFF position (a stop). This
thermocouple. If pilot light goes out, repeat step 1. will require that you relight the pilot before you use
If pilot will not stay lit after several tries, follow the the log set again.
instructions TO TURN OFF GAS TO APPLIANCE in Note: When completely shutting your log set
your Owner’s Manual and call your service technician
down, be sure to TURN THE FLAME FULLY
or gas supplier.
OFF (turn from ON through PILOT to OFF).
Make sure the burner is completely off for 1
3. When the pilot flame is stable (remains lit), release
minute before relighting!
the control knob and turn counterclockwise
to
the ON position (see Fig. 26-3) (at stop).
If this unit was shipped with a remote, or if a
4. To ignite main burner, move burner ON/OFF toggle switch remote system was installed later, read and
follow the separate remote instructions to
(see Fig. 26-4) to ON (up). Main burner will ignite.
operate the burner remotely.
Fig. 26-1
OFF
position
OFF POSITION
READ SETTING
Read
setting here
HERE
Fig. 26-2
PILOT
position
PILOT POSITION
READ SETTING
Read
setting here
HERE
Control
CONTROLknob
KNOB
(ON/OFF/PILOT)
ON/OFF/PILOT
FlameHEIGHT
height knob
FLAME
KNOB
(HI/LOW)
HI/LO
Fig. 26-3
ON
ONposition
POSITION
Read
setting here
READ SETTING
HERE
HI/LOW
HI/LO
PiezoIGNITOR
ignitor
PIEZO
Fig. 26-4
Burner
BURNER ON/OFF
SWITCH switch
ON/OFF
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Fig. 26-5
TROUBLESHOOTING
POSSIBLE CAUSE
1
SOLUTIONS
BURNER SHUTTING DOWN DURING OPERATION
A. Insufficient or excessive gas
pressure
A1. Check gas pressure (check with local gas company). For natural gas, pressure must
be minimum 5" w.c. at fireplace with burner operating. Maximum inlet gas pressure
is 10.5", w.c. Reading at inlet pressure tap (farthest to valve inlet) on remote-capable
valves burners should be 5" w.c. (minimum). With the knob on high, maximum inlet
pressure is 10.5" w.c.
A2. Other gas appliances may be on the same gas line, dropping gas pressure to the
log set. Check pressures with everything operating to ensure adequate pressure.
B. Foreign debris in or around the
fireplace and around the air
intake of the ODS pilot
B. Dust, carpet fibers, paper, spider webs, pet hair, etc. in fireplace or on burner assembly
can affect operation of burner and ODS pilot assembly. Clean out debris and vacuum
around burner for accumulated dust. Vacuum or use compressed air to clean out the
ODS pilot assembly area, air shutter holes, burner orifices, and ODS pilot air intake
openings. Blockage in this area will affect the operation of the ODS pilot assembly.
C. Room size (unconfined space)
C. 50 cu. ft. is required for every 1,000 BTU. Multiply the room’s length x width x
height by 20 (L x W x H x 20). If resulting number is less than the BTU rating of
the burner, ODS pilot outages may occur. Provisions for adequate combustion and
ventilation air must be made (see VENTILATION AND COMBINED SPACE SAFETY
INFORMATION).
D. Log placement
D. Your logs may have notches for correct placement. The burner may have brackets
for correct placement. Make sure log set is placed in proper position (see LOG
PLACEMENT) so there is no flame impingement on the log set.
E. Flue area, fireplace, or damper
dirty from soot
E. Clean around, above, and under damper thoroughly. Clean fireplace, removing loose
material, including soot and creosote.
F. Fans, furnaces, air conditioning
vents, returns, or fireplace
outside air vents near or blowing
into fireplace may create drafts,
altering flame patterns
F. Eliminate drafts by closing heating and air conditioning vents, returns, and closing
outside air vents. Fans blowing directly into the fireplace should be turned off when
set is operating.
G. Blockages on burner
G. Vacuum any Lava Granules or material that may have fallen onto burner pipe area
H. Fireplaces with high top cavities
can accumulate by-products
of combustion, which can start
recirculating, causing shutdown
H. Open window or damper slightly. Move burner forward if possible, or otherwise
increase ventilation.
I.
I.
Insufficient air circulation
Check log placement, Glowing Ember placement, Bryte CoalsTM placement, and
sizing of log set (check your owner’s manual for proper placement and requirements).
Reposition burner closer to the front of fireplace. (Note: Do not place burner too
close to combustibles.) (See INSTALLATION SAFETY GUIDELINES section.)
J. Fireplace too small for unit
J. Ensure minimum requirements are met (see FIREPLACE SIZE REQUIREMENT
section).
K. At high altitude, too much heat
or moisture can cause ODS
pilot to shut down log set
K. Open a window or the damper slightly or otherwise increase the ventilation. Your set
may not be certified for use over 2,000 feet. Check your owner’s manual.
L. ODS pilot flame lifting off
thermocouple/generator
L. Check gas pressure (see item A1 in this table).
M. Soot inside burner
M. Take burner tube out of unit and shake it or tap it to loosen soot inside burner. Clean
thoroughly and place burner tube back onto unit.
N. Pilot (remote-capable)
N. Contact your dealer for instructions on replacement.
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TROUBLESHOOTING (Cont.)
POSSIBLE CAUSE
2
SOLUTIONS
ODS PILOT WILL NOT LIGHT
A. ODS pilot flame lifting off thermocouple/generator
A. Check gas pressure.
B. Piezo spark not lighting ODS pilot
B. Check to make sure piezo is sparking when turning ignitor control
knob. (Note: You may need to turn ignitor several times to ignite
ODS pilot.) See LIGHTING INSTRUCTIONS section.
C. Gas supply off/manual shutoff valve closed
C. Turn on gas supply or open manual shutoff valve.
D. Air in gas line
D. Hold control knob to bleed the line and repeat LIGHTING
INSTRUCTIONS until air is removed.
3
HIGH CO - CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS IN HOME TURNING ALARM ON
A. High CO levels
A. TURN OFF UNIT IMMEDIATELY.
B. Call a qualified professional service technician or your gas supplier.
4
CONDENSATION
A. High room humidity and cold walls or windows will
create condensation in room
5
A. Open a window or damper slightly.
LOW FLAME HEIGHT
A. Low gas pressure
A. Check gas pressure.
B. Propane tank running low
B. Fill tank completely.
BURNER NOT BURNING EVENLY
6
A. Top burner lights; bottom burner has delayed
ignition or does not light
A1. Check gas pressure. Can be caused by too small a gas line (see
ANSI 223.1/NFPA 54 Piping Guidelines).
A2. Low propane fuel gas level. Vacuum burner tube for soot blockage
and fill propane tank.
A3. Flash tube (if present) blocked. Clear blockage.
B. Burner orifice clogged
7
B. Clean burner orifice.
NO SPARK AT ODS PILOT WHEN IGNITOR CONTROL KNOB IS TURNED
A. Ignitor electrode wire loose
8
A. Check wiring and reconnect any loose wiring
ODORS
A. New log set (break-in period)
A. Burn unit for four to six hours with damper, doors, or windows open.
Allow odors to dissipate.
B. Odors created by aerosol sprays, detergents,
household chemicals, and insecticides
B. When these odors are drawn into the fireplace, this may cause
objectionable odors. Thoroughly ventilate the area before restarting
your log set.
C. Gas leak
C. Locate gas leak and correct all leaks.
D. New home, new carpet, or new paint
D. When these odors are drawn into the fireplace, this may cause
objectionable odors. Thoroughly ventilate the area before restarting
your log set.
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TROUBLESHOOTING (Cont.)
POSSIBLE CAUSE
9
SOLUTIONS
SOOTING
A. Low gas pressure
A. Check gas pressure.
B. Drafts in room
B. Eliminate drafts by closing heating and air conditioning vents,
returns, and outside air vents. Fans blowing directly into fireplace
should be turned off when set is operating.
C. Air shutters blocked
C. Burner air shutters are blocked with debris. Vacuum debris in and
around burner area.
D. Log placement
D. Some log sets have notches on the bottom front and rear logs to
restrict any side-to-side movement. The log support/main burner
brackets restrict any forward or backward movement. Make sure
log set is placed in its proper position as instructed in the owner’s
manual, so there is no flame impingement on log set.
E. Too many embers on the ember burner (where
fitted)
E. Remove any additional embers not included with your vent-free gas
log set. Important: DO NOT ADD ANY ADDITIONAL EMBERS
TO THIS LOG SET. ANY ADDITIONAL EMBERS MAY CAUSE
UNSAFE OPERATION.
F. Using a product other than Real-Fyre® gas logs
with burner
F. Make sure only Real-Fyre® vent-free gas logs are used with your
vent-free burner.
G. Using natural gas burner on propane gas or
propane burner on natural gas
G. Make sure burner is set up for the gas you are using. Check
nameplate attached to burner. Call your dealer immediately if
nameplate does not match the gas you are using.
H. Adding any accessories to log sets
H. Shut down log set and take off any logs or accessories that do not
belong with the set.
I.
I.
Blocked orifices or air shutters
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Dust, lint, fibers, paper, spider webs, pet hair, etc. in the fireplace
and on the burner assembly can affect the operation of the burner
and the ODS pilot assembly. Clean out the debris and vacuum
around burner for dust that may have accumulated over time.
Vacuum the ODS pilot assembly and over the air shutter holes.
Any blockages in this area will affect the operation of the ODS
sensor.
ODS PILOT WILL NOT STAY LIT WHEN KNOB IS RELEASED
A. Haven’t held knob in long enough
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A. Flash tube blocked
A. Hold knob in for 1 minute and release. If the knob doesn’t hold,
contact your dealer for service ( valve replace or new ODS).
POPPING NOISE COMING FROM BURNER
A. Clear flash tube of all obstructions, especially around the
bottom.
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WARRANTY
PETERSON VENT-FREE GAS LOG SETS
LIMITED WARRANTY
All Peterson vent-free ceramic refractory gas logs are WARRANTED for as long as you own them (lifetime).
All Peterson vent-free fiber ceramic gas logs are WARRANTED for SEVEN (7) YEARS.
All Peterson vent-free burner component parts, except valves, ODS pilots, and controls, are WARRANTED for TEN (10) YEARS.
All Peterson valves, ODS pilots, and controls are covered by a ONE (1) YEAR Limited Warranty (excluding batteries).
PLEASE KEEP A COPY OF YOUR SALES SLIP FOR PROOF OF PURCHASE
This warranty applies to the original purchaser and to single family residential use only. It commences from date of purchase, and is valid only with
proof of purchase.
This warranty does not cover parts becoming defective through misuse, accidental damage, electrical damage, improper handling, storage, and/or
installation. Product must be installed (and gas must be connected) as specified in the instructions or operator’s manual, by a qualified professional
installer. Accessories, parts, valves, remotes, etc., when used must be Peterson Co. product.
This warranty does not apply to rust, corrosion, oxidation, or discoloration, unless the affected component becomes inoperable. It does not cover
labor or labor-related charges.
This warranty specifically excludes liability for indirect, incidental, or consequential damages. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of
incidental or consequential damages, so the above exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specified legal rights, and you may have
other rights that may vary from state to state.
For additional information regarding this warranty, or to place a warranty claim, contact the R.H. Peterson dealer where the product was purchased.
TO REGISTER YOUR PRODUCT ONLINE GO TO: WWW.RHPETERSON.COM,
AND CLICK ON PRODUCT REGISTRATION. THANK YOU FOR YOUR PURCHASE.
WHEN USED IN THE
COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS
INSTALLATION OF THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE PERFORMED BY A MASSACHUSETTS
LICENSED PLUMBER OR GAS FITTER ONLY.
THE INSTALLATION OF THIS APPLIANCE MUST CONFORM TO THE BOARD OF FIRE
PREVENTION REGULATIONS 527 CMR 30.00 UNVENTED PROPANE OR NATURAL GASFIRED SPACE HEATERS.
This vent-free gas appliance is designed for use in a standard wood-burning fireplace. It is designed
to be used with an external wall switch or external remote thermostatic control system. Models with
the suffix 12(P) or 01(P) are designed to be used with an external wall switch or an external remote
wall thermostatic control system.
Quality Check
Burner Orifices Nat.
Date:_________________
L.P.
Leak Test: ___________ Model#:
___________________
Main:
____ ____
Burn Test: ___________ Serial#:
___________________
Other:
____ ____
Gas Type:
Nat. / L.P.
Air Shutter: ___________________
Inspector:
___________________
Robert H. Peterson Co. • 14724 East Proctor Avenue • City of Industry, CA 91746
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