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Empire Comfort Systems VFDR24LBP-1 Owner`s manual
EMPIRE
Comfort Systems
INSTALLATION Instructions
AND Owner's Manual
Vented/Vent-Free Burner and Logs
5 Log Set Shown
CERAMIC FIBER LOGS
UNVENTED GAS LOG HEATER
MODELS
VFDR18LB10N-3
VFDR18LB10P-3
VFDR18LBN-2
VFDR18LBP-2
VFDR24LBN-2
VFDR24LBP-2
VFDR30LBN-2
VFDR30LBP-2
VFDT18LBN-2
VFDT18LBP-2
VFDT24LBN-2
VFDT24LBP-2
VFDT30LBN-2
VFDT30LBP-2
VFDM18LBN-2
VFDM18LBP-2
VFDM24LBN-2
VFDM24LBP-2
VFDM30LBN-2
VFDM30LBP-2
VENTED DECORATIVE APPLIANCE
MODELS
Installer: Leave this manual with the appliance.
Consumer: Retain this manual for future reference.
This appliance may be installed in an aftermarket
permanently located, manufactured (mobile) home,
where not prohibited by local codes.
VFDR18LB10N-3
VFDR18LB10P-3
VFDR18LBN-2
VFDR18LBP-2
VFDR24LBN-2
VFDR24LBP-2
VFDR30LBN-2
VFDR30LBP-2
VFDM18LBN-2
VFDM18LBP-2
VFDM24LBN-2
VFDM24LBP-2
VFDM30LBN-2
VFDM30LBP-2
This appliance is only for use with the type of gas
indicated on the rating plate. This appliance is not
convertible for use with other gases.
WARNING: If the information in this manual are not
followed exactly, a fire or explosion may result causing property damage, personal injury or loss of life.
— Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity of this or any other
appliance.
—WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS
• Do not try to light any appliance.
• Do not touch any electrical switch; do not use
any phone in your building.
• Immediately call your gas supplier from a neighbor’s phone. Follow the gas supplier’s instructions.
• If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the
fire department.
— Installation and service must be performed by a
qualified installer, service agency or the gas supplier.
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 page 9.
WARNING: If not installed, operated and maintained
in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions,
this product could expose you to substances in fuel
or from fuel combustion which can cause death or
serious illness.
Water Vapor: A By-Product of Un-vented
Room Heaters
Water vapor is a by-product of gas combustion. An
unvented room heater produces approximately one (1)
ounce (30ml) of water for every 1,000 BTU's (.3KW's)
of gas input per hour. Refer to page 6.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
SECTION
PAGE
Important Safety Information.....................................................................................3
Safety Information for Users of LP-Gas....................................................................4
Introduction...............................................................................................................5
Product Specifications...............................................................................................6
Water Vapor: A By-Product of Unvented Room Heaters...........................................6
General Information..................................................................................................7
Requirements for Canada.........................................................................................8
Provisions for Adequate Combustion & Ventilation Air..............................................9
Clearances...........................................................................................................9-10
Combustible Material.............................................................................................. 11
Fireplace Preparation.............................................................................................. 11
Installing as a Vented Appliance.............................................................................12
Before Fully Installing the Appliance.......................................................................12
Gas Supply..............................................................................................................13
VFD(R,T,M)(18,24) & VFDR18LB10 Log Placement (5 Log Set)...........................14
VDR(R,T,M)30 Log Placement (7 Log Set).............................................................15
Operation Instructions/Flame Appearance..............................................................16
Wiring - VFDR Models Only....................................................................................17
VFDR(18,24,30)LB Lighting Instructions.................................................................18
VFDR18LB10(N,P) Lighting Instructions.................................................................19
VFDT(18,24,30)LB Lighting Instructions.................................................................20
VFDM(18,24,30)LB Lighting Instructions................................................................21
Pilot Flame Characteristics................................................................................22-23
Cleaning and Servicing...........................................................................................23
Troubleshooting.......................................................................................................24
Master Parts Distributor List....................................................................................25
How to Order Repair Parts......................................................................................25
VFDR Series Parts List...........................................................................................26
VFDR Series Parts View.........................................................................................27
VFDR18LB10 Series Parts List...............................................................................28
VFDR18LB10 Series Parts View.............................................................................29
VFDT Series Parts List............................................................................................30
VFDT Series Parts View..........................................................................................31
VFDM Series Parts List...........................................................................................32
VFDM Series Parts View.........................................................................................33
Master Parts Distributor List....................................................................................34
How To Order Repair Parts.....................................................................................34
Appliance Service History.......................................................................................35
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
DANGER: Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will
result in death or serious injury.
•
WARNING: Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided,
could result in death or serious injury.
•
CAUTION: Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided,
could result in minor or moderate injury.
NOTICE: Addresses practices not related to personal injury.
•
An unvented room heater having an input rating of more than
6,000 Btu per hour shall not be installed in a bathroom
•
An unvented room heater having an input rating of more than
10,000 Btu per hour shall not be installed in a bedroom or bathroom.
•
Never burn solid fuels in a fireplace where a gas log set is installed.
•
Due to high temperatures, the appliance should be located out
of traffic and away from furniture and draperies.
•
Do not place clothing or other flammable material on or near the
appliance.
•
Children and adults should be alerted to the hazards of high
surface temperature and should stay away to avoid burns or
clothing ignition.
•
Young children should be carefully supervised when they are in
the same room as the appliance.
•
This unit complies with ANSI Z21.11.2 Unvented Heaters and it
also complies with ANSI Z21.60 Decorative Vented Appliances
for Solid Fuel Burning Fireplaces. State or local codes may only
allow operation of this appliance in a vented configuration. Check
your state or local codes.
•
Correct installation of logs, proper location of the heater and
annual cleaning are necessary to avoid potential problems with
sooting. Sooting, resulting from improper installation or operation, can settle on surfaces outside the fireplace.
•
Avoid any drafts that could alter burner flame patterns. Do not
allow fans to blow directly into the fireplace. Do not place a
blower inside burn box area of firebox. Ceiling fans may create
drafts that alter burner flame patterns. Sooting and improper
burning will occur as a result of drafts.
•
•
WARNING: Do not allow fans to blow directly into the fireplace.
Avoid any drafts that alter burner flame patterns.
WARNING
When used without adequate combustion and ventilation
air, heater may give off CARBON MONOXIDE, an odorless,
poisonous gas.
Do not install heater until all necessary provisions
are made for combustion and ventilation air. Consult
the written instructions provided with the heater for
information concerning combustion and ventilation air.
In the absence of instructions, refer to the National Fuel
Gas Code, ANSI Z223.1/NFPA 54, Air for Combustion and
Ventilation, or applicable local codes.
This heater is equipped with a PILOT LIGHT SAFETY SYSTEM
designed to turn off the heater if not enough fresh air is
available.
DO NOT TAMPER WITH PILOT LIGHT SAFETY SYSTEM!
If heater shuts off, do not relight until you provide fresh air.
If heater keeps shutting off, have it serviced. Keep burner and
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WARNING: Do not use a blower insert, heat exchanger insert
or other accessory not approved for use with this heater.
Periodic examination and cleaning of the venting system of
the solid-fuel burning fireplace, including frequency of such
examination and cleaning, by a qualified agency.
The installation must conform with local codes or, in the absence
of local codes, with the National Fuel Gas Code, ANSI Z223.1/
NFPA54.
NOTE: Installation and repair should be done by a qualified service person. The appliance should be inspected before use and
at least annually by a qualified service person. More frequent
cleaning may be required due to excessive lint from carpeting,
bedding material, etc. It is imperative that the control compartment, burners and circulating air passageways of the appliance
be kept clean.
Any safety screen or guard removed for servicing an appliance
must be replaced prior to operating the appliance. Provide adequate combustion and ventilation air.
The flow of combustion and ventilation air MUST NOT be obstructed.
Provide adequate clearances around air openings into the
combustion chamber and adequate accessibility clearance for
servicing and proper operation. NEVER obstruct the front opening of the appliance.
An unvented room heater intended for installation in a solid-fuel
burning fireplace shall comply with the following instructions.
A fireplace screen must be in place when the appliance is
operating and, unless other provisions for combustion air are
provided, the screen shall have an opening(s) for introduction
of combustion air.
Solid-fuels shall not be burned in a masonry or UL 127 factorybuilt fireplace in which an unvented room heater is installed.
Any glass doors shall be fully opened when the appliance is in
operation.
Any outside air ducts and/or ash dumps in the fireplace shall be
permanently closed at time of appliance installation.
•
WARNING: Failure to keep the primary air opening(s) of the
burner(s) clean may result in sooting and property damage.
•
WARNING: Before installing in a solid-fuel burning fireplace,
the chimney flue and firebox must be cleaned of soot, creosote,
ashes and loose paint by a qualified chimney cleaner.
control compartment clean.
CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING MAY LEAD TO DEATH.
Early signs of carbon monoxide poisoning resemble the flu,
with headache, dizziness and/or nausea. If you have these
signs, heater may not be working properly. Get fresh air at
once! Have heater serviced.
Some people – pregnant women, persons with heart or lung
disease, anemia, those under the influence of alcohol, those
at high altitudes – are more affected by carbon monoxide
than others.
The pilot light safety system senses the depletion of oxygen
at its location. If this heater is installed in a structure having
a high vertical dimension, the possibility exists that the
oxygen supply at the higher levels will be less than that at
the heater. In this type of application, a fan to circulate the
structure air will minimize this effect. The use of this fan will
also improve the comfort level in the structure. When a fan is
used to circulate air, it should be located so that the air flow
is not directed at the burner.
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SAFETY INFORMATION FOR USERS OF LP-GAS
Propane (LP-Gas) is a flammable gas which can cause fires
and explosions. In its natural state, propane is odorless and
colorless. You may not know all the following safety precautions
which can protect both you and your family from an accident.
Read them carefully now, then review them point by point
with the members of your household. Someday when there
may not be a minute to lose, everyone's safety will depend
on knowing exactly what to do. If, after reading the following
information, you feel you still need more information, please
contact your gas supplier.
LP-GAS WARNING ODOR
If a gas leak happens, you should be able to smell the gas because of the odorant put in the LP-Gas.
That's your signal to go into immediate action!
• Do not operate electric switches, light matches, use your phone.
Do not do anything that could ignite the gas.
• Get everyone out of the building, vehicle, trailer, or area. Do that
IMMEDIATELY.
• Close all gas tank or cylinder supply valves.
• LP-Gas is heavier than air and may settle in low areas such as
basements. When you have reason to suspect a gas leak, keep
out of basements and other low areas. Stay out until firefighters
declare them to be safe.
• Use your neighbor's phone and call a trained LP-Gas service
person and the fire department. Even though you may not continue to smell gas, do not turn on the gas again. Do not re-enter
the building, vehicle, trailer, or area.
• Finally, let the service man and firefighters check for escaped
gas. Have them air out the area before you return. Properly
trained LP-Gas service people should repair the leak, then check
and relight the gas appliance for you.
no odor detected - odor fade
Some people cannot smell well. Some people cannot smell the
odor of the chemical put into the gas. You must find out if you
can smell the odorant in propane. Smoking can decrease your
ability to smell. Being around an odor for a time can affect your
sensitivity or ability to detect that odor. Sometimes other odors in
the area mask the gas odor. People may not smell the gas odor
or their minds are on something else. Thinking about smelling a
gas odor can make it easier to smell.
The odorant in LP-gas is colorless, and it can fade under some
circumstances. For example, if there is an underground leak, the
movement of the gas through soil can filter the odorant. Odorants
in LP-Gas also are subject to oxidation. This fading can occur if
there is rust inside the storage tank or in iron gas pipes.
The odorant in escaped gas can adsorb or absorb onto or into walls,
masonry and other materials and fabrics in a room. That will take
some of the odorant out of the gas, reducing its odor intensity.
LP-Gas may stratify in a closed area, and the odor intensity could
vary at different levels. Since it is heavier than air, there may be
more odor at lower levels. Always be sensitive to the slightest gas
odor. If you detect any odor, treat it as a serious leak. Immediately
go into action as instructed earlier.
some points to remember
• Learn to recognize the odor of LP-gas. Your local LP-Gas
Dealer can give you a "Scratch and Sniff" pamphlet. Use it to
find out what the propane odor smells like. If you suspect that
your LP-Gas has a weak or abnormal odor, call your LP-Gas
Dealer.
a time may develop internal rust which will cause odor fade. If
such conditions are suspected to exist, a periodic sniff test of
the gas is advisable. If you have any question about the gas
odor, call your lp-gas dealer. A periodic sniff test of the
lp-gas is a good safety measure under any condition.
• If you are not qualified, do not light pilot lights, perform service,
or make adjustments to appliances on the LP-Gas system. If
you are qualified, consciously think about the odor of LP-Gas
prior to and while lighting pilot lights or performing service or
making adjustments.
• If, at any time, you do not smell the LP-Gas odorant and you
think you should, assume you have a leak. Then take the same
immediate action recommended above for the occasion when
you do detect the odorized LP-Gas.
• Sometimes a basement or a closed-up house has a musty
smell that can cover up the LP-Gas odor. Do not try to light pilot
lights, perform service, or make adjustments in an area where
the conditions are such that you may not detect the odor if there
has been a leak of LP-Gas.
• Odor fade, due to oxidation by rust or adsorption on walls of
new cylinders and tanks, is possible. Therefore, people should
be particularly alert and careful when new tanks or cylinders are
placed in service. Odor fade can occur in new tanks, or reinstalled
old tanks, if they are filled and allowed to set too long before
refilling. Cylinders and tanks which have been out of service for
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• If you experience a complete "gas out," (the container is under
no vapor pressure), turn the tank valve off immediately. If the
container valve is left on, the container may draw in some air
through openings such as pilot light orifices. If this occurs, some
new internal rusting could occur. If the valve is left open, then
treat the container as a new tank. Always be sure your container
is under vapor pressure by turning it off at the container before it
goes completely empty or having it refilled before it is completely
empty.
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INTRODUCTION
IMPORTANT: Read all instructions carefully before starting
installation. Failure to follow these installation instructions may
result in a possible fire hazard and will void the warranty.
Save this manual for future reference.
Please read this manual before installing and using the
appliance.
Instructions to Installer
1. Installer must leave instruction manual with owner after
installation.
2. Installer must have owner fill out and mail warranty card supplied
with unvented room heater/vented decorative appliance.
3. Installer should show owner how to start and operate unvented
room heater/vented decorative appliance.
Always consult your local Building Department regarding regulations,
codes or ordinances which apply to the installation of an unvented
room heater/vented decorative appliance.
This appliance may be installed in an aftermarket* manufactured
(mobile) home, where not prohibited by state or local codes.
*Aftermarket: Completion of sale, not for purpose of resale, from
the manufacturer.
This appliance is only for use with the type of gas indicated on the
rating plate. This appliance is not convertible for use with other
gases.
Solid-fuels shall not be burned in a fireplace where a vented decorative
appliance is installed.
A vented decorative appliance must be installed only in a solidfuel burning fireplace with a working flue and constructed of noncombustible material.
Any alteration of the original design, installed other than as
shown in these instructions or use with a type of gas not
shown on the rating plate is the responsibility of the person
and company making the change.
Important
All correspondence should refer to complete Model Number, Serial
Number and type of gas.
Attention: During initial use of log you will detect an odor as
the log is cured.
Notice: During initial firing of this unit, its paint will bake out, and
smoke will occur. To prevent triggering of smoke alarms, ventilate
the room in which the unit is installed.
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.
WARNING
Any modification to this unvented gas heater or its controls
can be dangerous. Improper installation or use of the heater
can cause serious injury or death from fire, burns, explosion
or carbon monoxide poisoning.
Well Head Gas Installations
Some natural gas utilities use "well head" gas. This may affect the
Btu output of the unit. Contact the gas company for the heating value.
Contact the manufacturer or your gas company before changing
spud/orifice size.
ACCESSORIES for VFDR, VFDT, & VFDM
Description
Color
EK-1
Embers Kit
PE-20
Platinum Embers
ELH-1
Fireplace Hood for Vent-Free Logs
Black
ELH-2
Fireplace Hood for Vent-Free Logs
Brass
ACCESSORIES for VFDR ONLY
FRBC
Battery Operated Remote Control
FRBTC
Battery Operated Remote Control with Thermostat
FREC
Electric Remote Control
FWS
Wall Switch
TRW
Remote Wall Thermostat
TMV
Wall Thermostat, Millivolt - Reed Switch
NOTICE: Thermostats are for Vent-Free Applications only.
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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
Model
Gas
VFDR(18,24,30)LB
Valve Type
Natural
Propane
Natural
VFDR18LB10
Propane
VFDT(18,24,30)LB
VFDM(18,24,30)LB
Natural
Propane
Natural
Propane
Regulator Pressure
Setting
Gas Inlet Pressure
Max
Gas Inlet Pressure
Minimum
3.5" W.C.
10.5" W.C.
4.5" W.C.
10.0" W.C.
13.0" W.C.
11.0" W.C.
Millivolt
Millivolt
Thermostat
Manual
3.5" W.C.
10.5" W.C.
5.0" W.C.
10.0" W.C.
13.0" W.C.
11.0" W.C.
6.0" W.C.
10.5" W.C.
7.0" W.C.
10.0" W.C.
13.0" W.C.
11.0" W.C.
6.0" W.C.
10.5" W.C.
7.0" W.C.
10.0" W.C.
13.0" W.C.
11.0" W.C.
Model
BTU/hr.
Max. Rate
BTU/hr.
Med. Rate
BTU/hr.
Min. Rate
Air Shutter Opening
VFDR18LB10N
10,000
N/A
N/A
1/16"
VFDR18LB10P
10,000
N/A
N/A
3/16"
VFDR18LBN
28,000
N/A
19,000
1/8"
VFDR18LBP
28,000
N/A
22,000
5/16"
VFDR24LBN
34,000
N/A
24,000
1/8"
VFDR24LBP
34,000
N/A
26,000
5/16"
VFDR30LBN
40,000
N/A
27,000
1/8"
VFDR30LBP
40,000
N/A
31,000
3/8"
VFDT18LBN
28,000
N/A
19,000
1/8"
VFDT18LBP
28,000
N/A
22,000
5/16"
VFDT24LBN
34,000
N/A
24,000
1/8"
VFDT24LBP
34,000
N/A
26,000
5/16"
VFDT30LBN
40,000
N/A
27,000
1/8"
VFDT30LBP
40,000
N/A
31,000
3/8"
VFDM18LBN
28,000
23,000
19,000
1/8"
VFDM18LBP
28,000
25,000
22,000
5/16"
VFDM24LBN
34,000
29,000
24,000
1/8"
VFDM24LBP
34,000
30,000
26,000
5/16"
VFDM30LBN
40,000
32,000
27,000
1/8"
VFDM30LBP
40,000
36,000
31,000
3/8"
NOTICE:
Thermostats are for Vent-Free Applications only.
WATER VAPOR: A BY-PRODUCT OF UNVENTED ROOM HEATERS
Water vapor is a by-product of gas combustion. An unvented room
heater produces approximately one (1) ounce (30ml) of water for
every 1,000 BTU's (.3KW's) of gas input per hour.
Unvented room heaters must be used as supplemental heat (a
room) rather than a primary heat source (an entire house). In most
supplemental heat applications, the water vapor does not create a
problem. In most applications, the water vapor enhances the low
humidity atmosphere experienced during cold weather.
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The following steps will help insure that water vapor does not
become a problem.
1. Be sure the heater is sized properly for the application, including
ample combustion air and circulation air.
2. If high humidity is experienced, a dehumidifier may be used to
help lower the water vapor content of the air.
3. Do not use an unvented room heater as the primary heat source
(an entire house).
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GENERAL INFORMATION
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.
Keep room area clear and free from combustible materials, gasoline
and other flammable vapors and liquids.
Unvented gas heaters are a supplemental zone heater. They are not
intended to be a primary heating appliance. Water vapor produced
by an unvented heater can create moisture problems in a home
when operated for extended periods of time.
During manufacturing, fabricating and shipping, various components
of this appliance are treated with certain oils, films or bonding agents.
These chemicals are not harmful but may produce annoying smoke
and smells as they are burned off during the initial operation of the
appliance; possibly causing headaches or eye or lung irritation. This
is a normal and temporary occurrence.
The initial break-in operation should last 2-3 hours with the burner
at the highest setting. Provide maximum ventilation by opening
windows or doors to allow odors to dissipate. Any odors remaining
after this initial break-in period will be slight and will disappear with
continued use.
This appliance must not be used with glass doors in the closed
position. This can lead to pilot outages and severe sooting outside
the fireplace.
Do not use this room heater if any part has been under water.
Immediately call a qualified service technician to inspect the room
heater and replace any part of the control system and any gas
control which has been under water.
WARNING
This appliance is equipped for (natural or propane) gas. Field
conversion is not permitted.
Before you get started
Carefully inspect the contents for shipping damage. If any parts are
missing or damaged, immediately inform the dealer from whom you
purchased the appliance. Do not attempt to install any part of the
appliance unless you have all parts in good condition.
Qualified Installing Agency
Installation and replacement of gas piping, gas utilization equipment or accessories and repair and servicing of equipment shall be
performed only by a qualified agency. The term "qualified agency"
means any individual, firm, corporation, or company that either in
person or through a representative is engaged in and is responsible
for (a) the installation, testing, or replacement of gas piping or (b) the
connection, installation, testing, repair, or servicing of equipment;
that is experienced in such work; that is familiar with all precautions
required, and that has complied with all the requirements of the
authority having jurisdiction.
State of Massachusetts: The installation must be made
by a licensed plumber or gas fitter in the Commonwealth of
Massachusetts.
Sellers of unvented propane or natural gas-fired supplemental
room heaters shall provide to each purchaser a copy of 527
CMR-30 upon sale of the unit.
In the State of Massachusetts, unvented propane and natural
gas-fired space heaters shall be prohibited in bedrooms and
bathrooms.
The installation must conform with local codes or, in the absence of
local codes, with the National Fuel Gas Code, ANSI Z223.1.*
*Available from the American National Standards Institute, Inc. 11
West 42nd St., New York, N.Y. 10018.
High Altitude
When installing this unit at an elevation above 2,000 feet (in the
United States), it may be necessary to decrease the input rating
by changing the existing burner orifice to a smaller size. Generally,
input should be reduced 4 percent for each 1,000 feet above sea
level. However, if the heating value of the gas has been reduced,
this general rule may not apply. Check with local gas utility for proper
orifice size identification.
Make sure you have received all parts:
Check your packing list to verify that all listed parts have been
received. You should have the following:
• Gas log grate/burner assembly.
• Two (2) masonry anchoring screws and two (2) 10 x 1/2" black
sheet metal anchoring screws.
• Ceramic Log Set - (5 Piece on VFDR(18,24), VFDT(18,24) and
VFDM(18,24)) (7 Piece on VFDR30, VFDT30 and VFDM30)
• Plastic bag containing glowing embers (rock wool) for burner
coverage.
The millivolt controlled heater may be operated with optional devices
for REMOTE/OFF/ON functions.
a. Wall switch or thermostat with wire.
b. Hand held remote control with ON/OFF switch or thermostat.
Handle the gas log burner assembly by the grate and legs only.
Do not pick the unit up by the burner.
Gloves are recommended when handling logs to prevent skin
irritation. Logs are fragile - Handle with care.
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REQUIREMENTS FOR CANADA
This unit cannot be installed in a UNVENTED application, this
unit can only be installed as a VENTED application with these
requirements.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
This unit complies with ANSI Z21.60and CGA 2.26 Decorative
Gas Appliances For Installation In Solid Fuel Burning Fireplaces.
Do not burn wood or solid fuels in a fireplace where a decorative
gas log set is installed. This appliance is for installation only in
a solid fuel burning fireplace, masonry fireplace or manufactured
fireplace.
Warning: Any modification to this gas log set or to controls can
be dangerous. Improper installation or use of the gas log set can
cause serious injury or death from fire, burns, explosion or carbon
monoxide poisoning.
1. Please follow all local codes regarding installation, combustion and ventilation air or in the absence of local codes follow
the National Fuel Gas Code ANSI Z223.1(U.S. installation), or
CAN/CGA-B149, Installation Code (Canada installation).
2. Proper installation, burner pan location and log placement is
important to achieve optimum look and performance of your
gas log set. The logs have been designed for easy location
and placement on the grate and must be followed for proper
operation.
3. Do not operate this log set with glass doors in the closed position. A fireplace screen must be in place when the log set
is burning. Adequate combustion air must be provided for
proper venting. All flames should go up and out the top of the
firebox into the flue vent. If any flames float or curl forward into
the room do not operate appliance. Check for an open flue
and adequate combustion air into the room. A damper clamp
must be installed on the firebox damper to maintain an open
flue vent condition. Refer to page 12 INSTALLING DAMPER
CLAMP
4. Young children must be carefully supervised when they are in
the same room as the gas log while in operation. Do not place
stockings, clothing or any flammable material above or near
the fireplace.
5. Do not substitute or use materials other than those supplied
for use with the log set.
6. Also refer to IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION on page
3 of this manual
WARNING
Before installing in a solid fuel burning fireplace, the chimney
flue and firebox must be cleaned of soot, creosote, ashes and
loose paint by a qualified chimney cleaner.
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Installation and repair should be done by a qualified service
person. The appliance should be inspected before use and
at least annually by a qualified service person. More frequent
cleaning may be required due to excessive lint from carpeting,
bedding materials, etc. It is imperative that control compartments, burners and circulating air passageways of the appliance be kept clean.
Do not put anything around the fireplace that will obstruct the
flow of ventilation air.
Do keep the appliance area clear and free from combustible
material, gasoline and other flammable vapors and liquids.
A yearly examination and cleaning of the venting system of
the solid-fuel burning fireplace must be performed by a qualified agency.
Do make a periodic visual check of pilot and burners. Clean
and replace damaged parts.
Do not use this appliance if any part has been under water.
Immediately call a qualified service technician to inspect the
appliance and to replace any part of the control system and
any gas control which has been under water.
Never burn solid fuels in fireplace where a gas log set is installed.
This unit complies with ANSI Z21.60 Decorative Vented Appliances for Solid Fuel Burning Fireplaces. State or local codes
may only allow operation of this appliance in a vented configuration. Check your state or local codes.
WARNING
DO NOT OPERATE THIS GAS LOG SET WITH GLASS
DOORS CLOSED
•
•
•
•
Clothing or other flammable material should not be placed on
or near the appliance.
Do not place trash or other articles on the log set during operation.
During manufacturing, fabricating and shipping, various components of this appliance are treated with certain oils, films or
bonding agents. These bonding agents are not harmful but
may produce annoying smoke and smells as they are burned
off during initial operation of the appliance. This is a normal
temporary occurrence. A window should be opened during the
initial bake out period.
Keep burner and control compartment clean.
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PROVISIONS FOR ADEQUATE COMBUSTION & VENTILATION AIR
This heater shall not be installed in a confined space unless provisions are
provided for adequate combustion and ventilation air.
A confined space is an area with volume less than 50 cubic feet per 1,000
Btuh of the combined input rates of all appliances drawing combustion
air from that space. Small areas such as equipment rooms are confined
spaces. Furnaces installed in a confined space which supply heated air to
areas outside the space must draw return air from outside the space through
tightly sealed return air ducts. A confined space must have 2 openings into
the space for combustion air. One opening must be within 12 inches of the
ceiling and the other must be within 12 inches of the floor. The required
sizing of these openings is determined by whether inside or outside air is
used to support combustion, the method by which the air is brought to the
space (vertical or horizontal duct) and by the total input rate of all appliances in the space.
Unusually Tight Construction
The air that leaks around doors and windows may provide enough fresh
air for combustion and ventilation. However, in buildings of unusually tight
construction, you must provide additional fresh air.
Unusually tight construction is defined as construction where:
a. Walls and ceilings exposed to the outside atmosphere have a continuous water vapor retarder with a rating of one perm or less with
openings gasketed or sealed, and
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.
If your home meets all of the three criteria above, you must provide
additional fresh air.
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.
Example of Large Room with 1/2 Wall divider.
Figure 1
The following formula can be used to determine the maximum heater rating
per the definition of unconfined space:
Btu/Hr =
(L1 + L2)FT x (W)FT x (H)FT
x 1000
50
If the area in which the heater may be operated is smaller than that defined
as an unconfined space, provide adequate combustion and ventilation air
by one of the methods described in the National Fuel Gas Code, ANSI
Z223.1/NFPA54.
Adhere to all codes, or in their absence, the latest edition of THE NATIONAL
FUEL GAS CODE ANSI Z223.1/NFPA54 which can be obtained from:
American National Standards Institute
11 West 42nd St.
New York, NY 10018
OR
National Fire Protection Association, Inc.
Batterymarch Park
Quincy, MA 02269
CLEARANCES
Minimum Dimensions For Solid Fuel Burning Fireplaces UL127
Factory Built Fireplaces (Figure 2)
Model
A
B
C
D
VFDR18LB10
17"
12"
28"
17"
VFD(R,T,M)18
17"
12"
28"
17"
VFD(R,T,M)24
23"
12"
30"
18"
VFD(R,T,M)30
26"
12"
34"
20"
The dimensions shown and defined in the fireplace manufacturer’s
instructions are minimum clearances to maintain in installing this
heater. Left and right clearances are determined when facing the
front of the heater.
Glass Doors
Make sure that glass doors are open during all operations of
the logset. The opening of the glass door frame should be the
dimension used for the minimum front opening of the firebox.
Figure 2
Follow these instructions to ensure safe installation.
Failure to follow instructions exactly can create a fire hazard.
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CLEARANCES (continued)
Sidewall & Ceiling Clearances (Figure 3)
18”, 24”, 30” Log
Requirements for Safe Installation
12" or more
Non-combustible material
Less than 12"
Non-combustible material must be
extended to at least 8" with the installation of the optional fireplace hood. If you
cannot extend non-combustible material
at least 8", you must operate heater with
flue damper open.
41”
Mantel Clearances with Hood (Figure 5)
You must have non-combustible materials above the fireplace
opening. Non-combustible material must extend at least 8" above
fireplace opening. With sheet metal, you must have non-combustible
material behind it.
6”
Figure 3
The sides of the fireplace opening must be 6" from any combustible
wall. The ceiling must be at least 41" (for 18", 24" and 30" logs)
from the fireplace opening.
Mantel Clearances Without Hood (Figure 4)
You must have non-combustible materials above the fireplace
opening. Non-combustible material must extend at least 12" above
fireplace opening. With sheet metal, you must have non-combustible
material behind it.
Heat resistant materials such as slate and marble must be at least
1/2" thick. Sheet metal should not be installed onto combustible
material.
10” and less Mantel
HEAT RESISTANT
MATERIAL
12” WITHOUT
HOOD
Non-Combustible
Material Distance
Heat resistant materials such as slate and marble must be at least
1/2" thick. Sheet metal should not be installed onto combustible
material.
Example: A mantel may project from the wall a maximum of 2" at a
minimum of 13-1/2" above the opening, and a maximum of 6" at a
minimum of 15" above the opening.
8” Mantel
6” Mantel
4” Mantel
2” Mantel
HEAT RESISTANT
MATERIAL
8” WITH HOOD
16.0”
14.25”
15.0”
13.5”
HOOD
28”
HEATER IN
FIREPLACE
OR FIREBOX
12”
Figure 5
HEATER IN FIREPLACE
OR FIREBOX
Figure 4
If your installation does not meet the above minimum clearances,
you must proceed to one of the following steps:
• Operate the heater with the flue damper open. See page 12 for
Installing as a Vented Appliance.
• Raise the mantel to the proper height.
• Remove the mantel.
Floor Clearance (Figure 6)
If installing heater at floor level, the minimum distance to combustibles is “0” inches.
If your installation does not meet the above clearances, you must
proceed to one of the following steps:
• Use a hood.
• Operate the heater with flue damper open. See page 12 for Installing as a Vented Appliance.
• Raise the mantel to the proper height.
• Remove the mantel.
Figure 6
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COMBUSTIBLE MATERIAL
Do not attach combustible material to the mantel of your fireplace.
This is a fire hazard.
No greeting card, stockings or ornamentation of any type should be
placed on or attached to the fireplace. This is a heating appliance.
The flow of heat can ignite combustibles.
Figure 7
Figure 8
FIREPLACE PREPARATION
• Turn off gas supply to fireplace or firebox.
• Have the fireplace floor and chimney professionally cleaned to
remove ashes, soot, creosote or other obstructions.
Have this cleaning performed annually after installation.
• Seal any fresh air vents or ash clean-out doors located on floor
or wall of fireplace. If not, drafting may cause pilot outage or
sooting. Use a heat-resistant sealant. Do not seal chimney flue
damper.
Install and operate the appliance as directed in this manual.
For factory built fireplaces
Free opening area of chimney damper for venting
combustion products from decorative appliances
for installation in solid fuel burning fireplaces
For masonry built fireplaces
free opening area of chimnEy damper for venting
combustion products from decorative appliances
for installation in solid fuel burning fireplaces
Appliance Input Rate (BTU/hr)
20
Chimney
Height* (ft)
Appliance Input Rate (BTU/hr)
20
Chimney
Height* (ft)
30
40
Minimum Opening** (sq. in.)
10
11.3
16.6
22.1
15
8.6
12.6
17.3
20
7.5
10.8
14.5
25
6.6
9.6
12.6
30
6.2
9.1
11.3
35
5.7
8.0
10.8
40
5.3
7.5
10.2
30
40
Minimum Opening** (sq. in.)
6
17.6
25.7
33.8
8
16.5
23.7
31.2
10
15.1
21.7
28.7
15
14.1
19.9
26.1
20
12.9
18.5
23.7
30
12.2
16.9
21.6
*
Height is from hearth to top of chimney and the minimum height
is 6 feet.
** Chart shows minimum opening (sq. in.) for given height and
input rate.
* Height is from hearth to top of chimney and the minimum
height is 10 feet.
** Chart shows minimum opening (sq. in.) for given height and
input rate.
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INSTALLING AS A VENTED APPLIANCE
Notice (Damper Clamp Installation)
When installing your log set as a vented installation the damper
clamp must be used.
When installing your log set as a vent-free installation the damper
clamp can be used to eliminate the potential for odors when burning
the logs for the first time.
Installing Damper Clamp (Figure 9)
Remove all ashes or other debris from the fireplace. If the fireplace
is equipped with an ash dump be sure to seal the door with furnace
cement or high temperature silicone. Be sure to check the damper
for proper operation and verify that the flue passageway is open.
Place the clamp over the lip of the damper and tighten the hold
down bolt until the clamp is securely attached to the damper. This
will prevent the damper from accidentally closing.
Manual and millivolt controlled gas logs may be installed as a vented
decorative log set in compliance with ANSI Z21.60 and National
Fuel Gas Code. When the gas logs are operated with the damper
open, non-combustible material and minimum mantel requirements
do not apply.
Figure 9
BEFORE FULLY INSTALLING THE APPLIANCE
• Turn off the gas supply to the fireplace or firebox.
• Seal any fresh air vents and/or ash clean-out doors located on
the floor or wall of the fireplace. If left unsealed, drafting may
cause pilot outage or sooting. Use a heat resistant sealant. Do
not seal the chimney flue damper.
Before installing in a solid fuel burning fireplace, the chimney flue
and firebox must be cleaned of soot, creosote, ashes and loose
paint by a qualified chimney cleaner.
You must secure the gas log heater to the fireplace floor. If
not, the entire unit may move when you adjust the controls.
Movement of unit may cause shifting of the gas logs which
leads to sooting and improper burning. Grate movement
could cause a gas leak.
Assembly Procedure: (Figure 10)
1.Center the gas log unit in the fireplace or firebox. Make certain
the front feet of the grate sit inside the front edge of the fireplace
or firebox.
2.An anchor hole is provided in the two bottom side members of
the grate frame. After centering the grate correctly, mark the hole
positions on the fireplace/firebox floor. Drill two (2) 5/32" diameter
holes approximately 1-1/2" deep for masonry screws or 1/8" hole
for sheet metal screws.
3.Anchor the grate to the fireplace/firebox floor using the screws
provided. Refer to Figure 10.
Proper installation of the grate is essential to prevent any movement of the gas logs and controls during operation.
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 insure adequate air
flow and guard against sooting. Raise the fireplace floor
using noncombustible materials.
ANCHOR SCREW
LOCATIONS
Figure 10
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GAS SUPPLY
Check all local codes for requirements, especially for the size and
type of gas supply line required.
Recommended Gas Pipe Diameter
Pipe Length
Schedule 40 Pipe
Inside Diameter
Tubing, Type L
Outside Diameter
Nat.
L.P.
Nat.
L.P.
0-10 feet
0-3 meters
1/2”
12.7mm
3/8”
9.5mm
1/2”
12.7mm
3/8”
9.5mm
10-40 feet
4-12 meters
1/2”
12.7mm
1/2”
12.7mm
5/8”
15.9mm
1/2”
12.7mm
40-100 feet
13-30 meters
1/2”
12.7mm
1/2”
12.7mm
3/4”
19mm
1/2”
12.7mm
100-150 feet
31-46 meters
3/4”
19mm
1/2”
12.7mm
7/8”
22.2mm
3/4”
19mm
NOTICE: Never use plastic pipe. Check to confirm whether your
local codes allow copper tubing or galvanized.
NOTICE: Since some municipalities have additional local codes, it is
always best to consult your local authority and installation code.
Installing a New Main Gas Cock
Each appliance should have its own manual gas cock.
A manual main gas cock should be located in the vicinity of the unit.
Where none exists, or where its size or location is not adequate,
contact your local authorized installer for installation or relocation.
Compounds used on threaded joints of gas piping shall be resistant
to the action of liquefied petroleum gases. The gas lines must be
checked for leaks by the installer. This should be done with a soap
solution watching for bubbles on all exposed connections, and if
unexposed, a pressure test should be made.
Never use an exposed flame to check for leaks. Appliance must
be disconnected from piping at inlet of control valve and pipe
capped or plugged for pressure test. Never pressure test with
appliance connected; control valve will sustain damage!
A gas valve and ground joint union should be installed in the gas
line upstream of the gas control to aid in servicing. It is required by
the National Fuel Gas Code that a drip line be installed near the gas
inlet. This should consist of a vertical length of pipe tee connected
into the gas line that is capped on the bottom in which condensation
and foreign particles may collect.
Figure 11
The use of the following gas connectors is recommended:
— ANS Z21.24 Appliance Connectors of Corrugated Metal Tubing
and Fittings
— ANS Z21.45 Assembled Flexible Appliance Connectors of Other
Than All-Metal Construction
The above connectors may be used if acceptable by the authority
having jurisdiction. The state of Massachusetts requires that a flexible
appliance connector cannot exceed three feet in length.
Pressure Testing of the Gas Supply System
1. To check the inlet pressure to the gas valve, a 1/8" (3.175mm)
N.P.T. plugged tapping, accessible for test gauge connection, must
be placed immediately upstream of the gas supply connection
to the appliance.
2. The appliance and its individual shutoff 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 (3.5 kPa).
3. The appliance must be isolated from the gas supply piping system
by closing its individual manual shutoff valve during any pressure
testing of the gas supply piping system at test pressures equal
to or less than 1/2 psig (3.5 kPa).
CAUTION
If the gas pressure exceeds the maximum limits listed on page
6 of this manual or on the installed gas valve, it will result in a
hazardous condition.
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VFD(R,T,M)(18,24) & VFDR18LB10 LOG PLACEMENT (5 LOG SET)
Before you begin: if you are installing logs onto the VFD(R,T,M)18 or
VFD(R,T,M)24 models, this burner assembly is supplied with a set
of five ceramic fiber logs. Do not handle these logs with your bare
hands! Always wear gloves to prevent skin irritation from ceramic
fibers. After handling logs, wash your hands gently with soap and
water to remove any traces of fibers.
The positioning of the logs is critical to the safe and clean operation
of this burner assembly. Sooting and other problems may result
if the logs are not properly and firmly positioned on the burner
assembly. Refer to Figure 12 and Figure 13 and corresponding
'WARNING:' when completing following log placement instructions.
1. Place front logs (#1 and #2) between front grate flange and
main burner. Align notches on front logs with locator tabs in
base.
2. Place middle log (#3) between front and rear loop of burner.
Note: Do not place log on top of pilot assembly.
3. Place rear log (#4) on rear log shelf. Bottom flange of log must
be placed between the log shelf and burner tube.
4. This step is optional for VFDR18LB10 log sets. For 18"
logsets, place front twig (#5) onto (#1) log and flat area on (#3)
log. For 24" logsets, place front twig #5 onto two pins on #3
log (if applicable). The bottom of the front twig is to be placed
behind the grate tang that is second from the left.
EMBER MATERIAL PLACEMENT ON BURNER
5. After all logs are positioned properly, apply Rockwool ember
material to the front burner port area. To apply, carefully separate
the ember material into small amounts no larger than "dime
size" pieces. Fluffed up pieces one layer thick on top of the
burner generally works best, and will provide the best ember
glow. Do not place ember material more than one layer thick.
No more than (2) two small packets of ember material (part
no. 15998) evenly placed on the burner, is recommended on
VFDR18 and VFDR24 models. Using additional ember material
will decrease the amount of ember glow effect. Extra ember
material should be saved for future ember applications as
necessary. See Figure 13.
Description
Part #
VFD(R,T,M)18 Embers
15998
VFD(R,T,M)24 Embers
15998
VFD(R,T,M)30 Embers
15999
Platinum Bright Embers
PE20-1
5
4
3
2
1
Figure 12
WARNING
Failure to position the parts in accordance with this
diagram or failure to use only parts specifically approved
with this appliance may result in property damage or
personal injury.
Attention: Do not use Figure 12 or Figure 13 to order logs. Refer
to Parts Lists and Parts Views to order logs and/or ember material
for your appropriate model.
OPTIONAL LOG
PLACEMENT FOR
VFDR18LB10
NOTICE: A single layer of embers is to be used when applying
Platinum Bright Embers (alone or in combination with standard
embers) to the burner.
EMBER MATERIAL
PLACEMENT
(SHADED AREA ONLY)
Figure 13
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VFD(R,T,M)30 LOG PLACEMENT (7 LOG SET)
Before you begin: If you are installing logs onto the VFD(R,T,M)30
model, this burner assembly place is supplied with a set of seven
ceramic fiber logs. Do not handle these logs with your bare hands.
Always wear gloves to prevent skin irritation from ceramic fibers.
After handling logs, wash your hands gently with soap and water
to remove any traces of fiber.
6
5
7
4
The positioning of logs is critical to safe and clean operation of this
burner assembly. Sooting and other problems may result if the logs
are not properly and firmly positioned on the burner assembly. Refer
to Figure 14 and Figure 15 and corresponding WARNING: when
completing following log placement steps.
1. Place front logs (#1, #2, and #3) between grates and main
burner. Align notches on front logs with locator tabs in base.
2. Place middle log (#4) between front and rear loop of burner.
NOTICE: Do not place on top of pilot assembly.
3. Place rear log (#5) on rear log shelf. Bottom flange is to be
placed between the log shelf and burner tube.
4. Place front twig (#6) onto two pins on middle log (#4) (if
applicable) and bottom end of front twig to the back side of the
grate tang (4th one from the left).
5. Place the rear twig (#7) onto two pins on rear log (#5) (if
applicable) and over the front of the front twig.
Ember Material Placement on Burner
1
2
3
Figure 14
WARNING
Failure to position the parts in accordance with this diagram or
failure to use only parts specifically approved with this appliance
may result in property damage or personal injury.
Attention: Do not use Figure 14 or Figure 15 to order logs. Refer to
Parts Lists and Parts Views to order logs and/or ember material.
6. After all logs are properly positioned, place small "dime" size
pieces of Rockwool lightly across the front burner tube ports.
Place the ember material (Rockwool pieces) side by side. Do
not stack more than one layer of embers across the burner
ports. No more than (1) one packet of ember material (part
number 15999) evenly placed on the burner, is recommended
on VFDR30 models. See Figure 15.
Description
Part #
VFD(R,T,M)18 Embers
15998
VFD(R,T,M)24 Embers
15998
VFD(R,T,M)30 Embers
15999
Platinum Bright Embers
PE20-1
NOTICE: A single layer of embers is to be used when applying
Platinum Bright Embers (alone or in combination with standard
embers) to the burner.
EMBER MATERIAL
PLACEMENT
(SHADED AREA ONLY)
Figure 15
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OPERATION INSTRUCTIONS/FLAME APPEARANCE
Flames from the pilot (rear right back side of the pan burner) as
well as the main flame should be visually checked as the log set
is installed.
PILOT ASSEMBLY
BURNER TUBE
In normal operation at full rate, the flame appearance should be sets
of yellow flames above the rear burner section, and shorter blue
flames with glowing embers on the front burner section.
NOTICE: all flames will be random by design, flame height will go
up and down.
Avoid any drafts that alter burner flame patterns. Do not allow fans to
blow directly into fireplace. Do not place a blower inside the burner
area of the firebox. Ceiling fans may create drafts that alter flame
patterns. Sooting and improper burning will result.
During manufacturing, fabricating and shipping, various components
of this appliance are treated with certain oils, films or bonding agents.
These chemicals are not harmful, but may produce annoying smoke
and smells as they are burned off during the initial operation of the
appliance, possibly causing headaches or eye or lung irritation. This
is a normal and temporary occurrence.
The initial break-in operation should last 2-3 hours with the burner
at the highest setting. Provide maximum ventilation by opening
windows or doors to allow odors to dissipate. Any odors remaining
after this initial break-in will be slight and will disappear with
continued use.
PIEZO
IGNITOR
ON/OFF/REMOTE
SWITCH
VALVE PRESSURE TEST
PORT ACCESS HOLES
HI/LO CONTROL
KNOB
ON/OFF/PILOT
CONTROL KNOB
Millivolt Valve for VFDR Series
Figure 17
PILOT ASSEMBLY
BURNER TUBE
PILOT ASSEMBLY
BURNER TUBE
PIEZO
IGNITOR
PIEZO
IGNITOR
VALVE PRESSURE TEST
PORT ACCESS HOLES
ON/OFF/PILOT
CONTROL KNOB
ON/OFF/REMOTE
SWITCH
Millivolt Valve for VFDR18LB10 Series
Figure 16
MANUAL VALVE
CONTROL KNOB
Thermostat Valve for VFDT Series
Figure 18
PILOT ASSEMBLY
BURNER TUBE
PIEZO
IGNITOR
MANUAL VALVE
CONTROL KNOB
Manual Valve for VFDM Series
Figure 19
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WIRING - VFDR MODELS ONLY
On circulating vent-free firebox, install remote control receiver
behind bottom louver.
Thermostats are not approved on vented decorative
appliances.
Refer to remote control installation and operating instructions for
more details on remote control.
Label all wires prior to disconnection when servicing controls. Wiring
errors can cause improper and dangerous operation. Verify proper
operation after servicing.
750 Millivolt System
When you ignite the pilot, the thermocouple produces millivolts
(electrical current) which energizes the magnet in the gas valve.
After 30 seconds to 1 minute time period you can release the gas
control knob and the pilot will stay ON. Allow your pilot flame to
operate an additional one (1) to two (2) minutes before you turn the
gas control knob from the PILOT position to the ON position. This
time period allows the millivolts (electrical current) to buildup to a
sufficient level allowing the gas control to operate properly.
18", 24" and 30" Gas Logs (Millivolt) thermopile is self powered gas
valve and does not require 110 volts. See Figure to provide optional
wall switch, thermostat, or remote control. Maximum length of 20
feet of 16 AWG to conductor wires is to be used with all optional
switches.
Check System Operation
Millivolt system and all individual components may be checked with
a millivolt meter 0-1000 MV range.
Millivolt Control
The valve regulator controls the burner pressure which should be
checked at the pressure test point. Turn captured screw counter
clockwise 2 or 3 turns and then place tubing to pressure gauge over
test point (Use test point “A” closest to control knob). After taking
pressure reading, be sure and turn captured screw clockwise firmly
to re-seal. Do not over torque. Check for gas leaks.
Remote Receiver
Use the following steps to place the remote receiver adjacent to
the gas valve.
Attention:
1. The remote receiver can not be placed behind the gas valve
and burner assembly.
2. When facing the appliance, the remote receiver must be placed
to the right of the gas valve and burner assembly.
CAUTION: Do not let remote control receiver come in contact with
burner assembly.
WIRING DIAGRAM
H
REMOTE CONTROL RECEIVER/
THERMOSTAT/ CONTROLE E
DISTANCE DU RECEPTEUR
N
(OPTIONAL) THERMOSTAT
(FACULATIVE) THERMOSTAT
(OPTIONAL) WALL SWITCH
INTERRUPTEUR MURAL
(FACULTATIVE)
REMOTE/OFF/ON SWITCH
A DISTANCE/OUVERT/
FERME INTERRUPTEUR
GAS VALVE
VALVE DE GAZ
(OPTIONAL) REMOTE CONTROL RECEIVER
(FACULTATIVE) CONTROLE E DISTANCE
DU RECEPTEUR
REMOTE/OFF/ON SWITCH
A DISTANCE/FERME/OUVERT
INTERRUPTEUR
REMOTE
OFF
ON
THERMOPILE
PILOT
VEILLEUSE
THERMOCOUPLE
(LPG)
GAS VALVE
THERMOCOUPLE
(NATURAL)
IF ANY OF THE ORIGINAL WIRE
AS SUPPLIED WITH THIS UNIT
MUST BE REPLACED, IT MUST BE
REPLACED WITH NUMBER 18, 150°C
WIRE OR ITS EQUIVALENT.
SI UN DES FILS ELECTRIQUES
ORIGINAUX, VENANT DU FABRICANT
AVEC CETTE UNITE, DOIT ETRE
REMPLACE, VOUS DEVEZ LE
REMPLACER AVEC UN FIL
ELECTRIQUE DE NUMERO 18,
150 ° C DU L'EQUIVALENT.
Figure 20
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VFDR(18,24,30)LB LIGHTING INSTRUCTIONS
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.
A. This appliance has a pilot which must be lighted by
hand. When lighting the pilot, follow these instructions
exactly.
B. BEFORE LIGHTING, smell all around the appliance area
for gas. Be sure to smell next to the floor because some
gas is heavier than air and will settle on the floor.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS
• Do not try to light any appliance
• Do not touch any electrical switch; Do not use any
phone in your building
• Immediately call your gas supplier from a neighbor's
phone. Follow the gas supplier's instructions.
• If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the fire
department.
C. Use only your hand to push in or turn the gas control
knob. Never use tools. If the knob will not push in or
turn by hand, don't try to repair it, call a qualified service
technician. Force or attempted repair may result in a fire
or explosion.
D. Do not use this appliance if any part has been under water.
Immediately call a qualified service technician to inspect
the appliance and to replace any part of the control system
and any gas control which has been under water.
LIGHTING INSTRUCTIONS
1. STOP! Read the safety information above on this page.
2. Open bottom louver assembly (if applicable).
3. Set REMOTE/OFF/ON switch to
"OFF".
4. Turn off all electric power to the
appliance (if applicable).
5. Push in gas control knob slightly
GAS
CONTROL
KNOB
GAS
CONTROL
KNOB
GAS
CONTROL
KNOB
and turn clockwise
to
SHOWN
ININ
"OFF"
POSITION.
SHOWN
"OFF"
POSITION.
SHOWN
IN
"OFF"
POSITION.
"OFF".
NOTE: Knob cannot be turned from "PILOT"
REMOTE
REMOTE
REMOTE
to "OFF" unless knob is pushed in slightly.
OFF
OFF
OFF
ON
ON
Do not force.
ON
6. Wait ten (10) minutes to clear out
any gas. Then smell for gas, including near the floor. If you smell gas,
STOP! Follow "B" in the safety
information above. If you do not
smell gas, go to the next step.
PILOT
PILOT
PILOT
THERMOPILE
THERMOPILE
THERMOPILE
ELECTRODE
ELECTRODE
ELECTRODE
to "PILOT".
9. Push in control knob all the way and hold in. Repeatedly push
the Piezo Ignitor Button until the pilot is lit. Continue to hold
the control knob in for about one (1) minute after the pilot is
lit. Release knob, and it will pop back up. Pilot should remain
lit. If it goes out, repeat steps 5 through 9.
• If knob does not pop up when released, STOP and IMMEDIATELY call a qualified service technician or gas
supplier.
• If the pilot will not stay lit after several tries, turn the gas
control knob to "OFF" and call your service technician or
gas supplier.
10. Turn gas control knob counterclockwise
to "ON".
11. Set REMOTE/OFF/ON switch to desired setting.
12. Turn on all electric power to the appliance (if applicable).
13. Close bottom louver assembly (if applicable).
THERMOCOUPLE
THERMOCOUPLE
7. Find pilot - Follow metal tube fromTHERMOCOUPLE
(LPG)
(LPG)
gas control. The pilot is located(LPG)
THERMOCOUPLE
THERMOCOUPLE
THERMOCOUPLE
(NATURAL)
(NATURAL)
(NATURAL)
next to the burner, near the right
side.
8. Turn gas control knob counterclockwise
TO TURN OFF GAS TO APPLIANCE
1. Open bottom louver assembly (if applicable).
2. Set REMOTE/OFF/ON switch to OFF.
3. Turn off all electric power to the appliance if service is to be
performed (if applicable).
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4. Push in gas control knob slightly and turn clockwise
to "OFF". Do not force.
5. Close bottom louver assembly (if applicable).
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VFDR18LB10(N,P) LIGHTING INSTRUCTIONS
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.
A. This appliance has a pilot which must be lighted by
hand. When lighting the pilot, follow these instructions
exactly.
B. BEFORE LIGHTING, smell all around the appliance area
for gas. Be sure to smell next to the floor because some
gas is heavier than air and will settle on the floor.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS
• Do not try to light any appliance
• Do not touch any electrical switch; Do not use any
phone in your building
• Immediately call your gas supplier from a neighbor's
phone. Follow the gas supplier's instructions.
•
If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the fire
department.
C. Use only your hand to push in or turn the gas control
knob. Never use tools. If the knob will not push in or
turn by hand, don't try to repair it, call a qualified service
technician. Force or attempted repair may result in a fire
or explosion.
D. Do not use this appliance if any part has been under water.
Immediately call a qualified service technician to inspect
the appliance and to replace any part of the control system
and any gas control which has been under water.
LIGHTING INSTRUCTIONS
1. STOP! Read the safety information above on this page.
2. Set REMOTE/OFF/ON switch to "OFF".
3. Turn off all electric power to the
appliance (if applicable).
4. Open bottom louver assembly (if
applicable).
5. Push in gas control knob slightly
GAS
GASCONTROL
CONTROLKNOB
KNOB
and turn clockwise
to "OFF".
SHOWN
SHOWNININ"OFF"
"OFF"POSITION.
POSITION.
NOTE: Knob cannot be turned from "PILOT"
to "OFF" unless knob is pushed in slightly.
REMOTE
REMOTE
Do not force.
OFF
OFF
6. Wait ten (10) minutes to clear out any gas.
Then smell for gas, including near
the floor. If you smell gas, STOP!
Follow "B" in the safety information
above. If you do not smell gas, go
to the next step.
ON
ON
PILOT
PILOT
THERMOPILE
THERMOPILE
ELECTRODE
ELECTRODE
8. Turn gas control knob counterclockwise
to "PILOT".
9. Push in control knob all the way and hold in. Repeatedly push
the Piezo Ignitor Button until the pilot is lit. Continue to hold
the control knob in for about one (1) minute after the pilot is
lit. Release knob, and it will pop back up. Pilot should remain
lit. If it goes out, repeat steps 5 through 9.
• If knob does not pop up when released, STOP and IMMEDIATELY call a qualified service technician or gas
supplier.
• If the pilot will not stay lit after several tries, turn the gas
control knob to "OFF" and call your service technician or
gas supplier.
10. Turn gas control knob counterclockwise
to "ON".
11. Close bottom louver assembly (if applicable).
12. Turn on all electric power to the appliance (if applicable).
13. Set REMOTE/OFF/ON switch to desired setting.
7. Find pilot - Follow metal tube from
THERMOCOUPLE
gas control. The pilot is located THERMOCOUPLE
(LPG)
(LPG)
next to the burner, near the right
THERMOCOUPLE
THERMOCOUPLE
(NATURAL)
(NATURAL)
side.
TO TURN OFF GAS TO APPLIANCE
1. Set REMOTE/OFF/ON switch to OFF.
2. Turn off all electric power to the appliance if service is to be
performed (if applicable).
4. Push in gas control knob slightly and turn clockwise
to "OFF". Do not force.
5. Close bottom louver assembly (if applicable).
3. Open bottom louver assembly (if applicable).
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VFDT(18,24,30)LB LIGHTING INSTRUCTIONS
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.
A. This appliance has a pilot which must be lighted by
hand. When lighting the pilot, follow these instructions
exactly.
B. BEFORE LIGHTING, smell all around the appliance area
for gas. Be sure to smell next to the floor because some
gas is heavier than air and will settle on the floor.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS
• Do not try to light any appliance
• Do not touch any electrical switch; Do not use any
phone in your building
• Immediately call your gas supplier from a neighbor's
phone. Follow the gas supplier's instructions.
• If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the fire
department.
C. Use only your hand to push in or turn the gas control
knob. Never use tools. If the knob will not push in or
turn by hand, don't try to repair it, call a qualified service
technician. Force or attempted repair may result in a fire
or explosion.
D. Do not use this appliance if any part has been under water.
Immediately call a qualified service technician to inspect
the appliance and to replace any part of the control system
and any gas control which has been under water.
LIGHTING INSTRUCTIONS
1. STOP! Read the safety information above on this page.
control knob in for about one (1) minute after the pilot is lit.
Release knob and it will pop back up. Pilot should remain lit.
If it goes out, repeat steps 4 though 8.
2. Set thermostat (gas control knob) to lowest setting.
3. Turn off all electric power to the appliance (if applicable).
4. Push in gas control knob slightly and turn clockwise
to "OFF." Do not force.
CONTROL KNOB
INDICATOR
GAS CONTROL KNOB
SHOWN IN “OFF”
POSITION
5. Wait ten (10) minutes to clear out any gas. Then smell for
gas, including near the floor. If you smell gas, STOP! Follow
"B" in the safety information above. If you do not smell gas,
go to the next step.
6. Find pilot - the pilot is located in front
of the rear log.
7. Turn manual gas control knob counterclockwise
to "PILOT."
THERMOCOUPLE
(LPG)
PILOT
THERMOCOUPLE
(NATURAL)
•
If knob does not pop up when released, stop and immediately call your service technician or gas supplier
•
If the pilot will not stay lit after several tries, turn the gas
control knob to "OFF" and call your service technician or
gas supplier.
9. Attention! Gas control has an INTERLOCK latching device.
When the pilot is initially lit and the safety magnet is energized
(pilot stays "ON"), the INTERLOCK latching device becomes
operative. If the gas control is turned to the "OFF" position or
gas flow to the appliance is shut off, the pilot cannot be relighted until the safety magnet is de-energized (approximately
60 seconds). There will be an audible "click" when the safety
magnet in the gas control is de-energized. Pilot can now be
relighted. Repeat steps 4 through 8.
10. Turn gas control knob counterclockwise
"HIGH."
to
11. Turn on all electric power to the appliance (if applicable).
12. Set thermostat (gas control knob) to desired setting from
"HIGH" to "LOW."
8. Push in manual gas control knob all
the way and hold in. Repeatedly push the piezo ignitor button
until pilot is lit (or use a match to light). Continue to hold the
TO TURN OFF GAS TO APPLIANCE
1. Set thermostat (gas control knob) to lowest setting.
2. Turn off all electric power to the appliance if service is to be
performed (if applicable).
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3. Push in gas control knob slightly and turn clockwise
to "OFF." Do not force.
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VFDM(18,24,30)LB LIGHTING INSTRUCTIONS
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.
A. This appliance has a pilot which must be lighted by
hand. When lighting the pilot, follow these instructions
exactly.
B. BEFORE LIGHTING, smell all around the appliance area
for gas. Be sure to smell next to the floor because some
gas is heavier than air and will settle on the floor.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS
• Do not try to light any appliance
• Do not touch any electrical switch; Do not use any
phone in your building
• Immediately call your gas supplier from a neighbor's
phone. Follow the gas supplier's instructions.
• If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the fire
department.
C. Use only your hand to push in or turn the gas control
knob. Never use tools. If the knob will not push in or
turn by hand, don't try to repair it, call a qualified service
technician. Force or attempted repair may result in a fire
or explosion.
D. Do not use this appliance if any part has been under water.
Immediately call a qualified service technician to inspect
the appliance and to replace any part of the control system
and any gas control which has been under water.
LIGHTING INSTRUCTIONS
1. STOP! Read the safety information above on this page.
lit. Release knob and it will pop back up. Pilot should remain
lit. If it goes out, repeat steps 2 through 6.
2. Push in gas control knob slightly and turn clockwise
to "OFF." Do not force.
•
If knob does not pop up when released, stop and immediately call your service technician or gas supplier
GAS CONTROL KNOB SHOWN IN “OFF” POSITION
•
If the pilot will not stay lit after several tries, turn the gas
control knob to "OFF" and call your service technician or
gas supplier.
CONTROL KNOB INDICATOR
3. Wait ten (10) minutes to clear out any gas. Then smell for
gas, including near the floor. If you smell gas, STOP! Follow
"B" in the safety information above. If you do not smell gas,
go to the next step.
4. Find pilot - the pilot is located in
front of the rear log.
5. Turn manual gas control knob
counterclockwise
to
"PILOT."
7. Three heat settings can be selected by slightly depressing the
manual gas control knob and turning the manual gas control
knob counterclockwise
to 1, 2 or 3.
8. CAUTION! When the manual gas control knob has been
turned to desired heat setting, ensure that the manual gas
THERMOCOUPLE
control knob is locked into that heat setting and cannot be
(LPG)
turned without being depressed. If the manual gas control
PILOT
knob is in mid-position, between heat settings, incomplete
THERMOCOUPLE
(NAT)
combustion will take place, causing odor and may produce
gas leakage or carbon monoxide.
6. Push in manual gas control knob
all the way and hold in. Repeatedly push the piezo ignitor button until pilot is lit (or use a match to light). Continue to hold
the control knob in for about one (1) minute after the pilot is
TO TURN OFF GAS TO APPLIANCE
1. Push in gas control knob slightly and turn clockwise
to "OFF." Do not force.
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PILOT FLAME CHARACTERISTICS
Figures 21 and 22 show a correct pilot flame pattern. The correct
flame will be blue and will extend beyond the thermocouple. The
flame will surround the thermocouple just below the tip. A slight
yellow flame may occur where the pilot flame and main burner
flame meet. Figures 23 and 24 show an incorrect pilot flame pattern.
The incorrect pilot flame is not touching the thermocouple. This will
cause the thermocouple to cool. When the thermocouple cools, the
heater will shut down.
THERMOPILE
(VFDR ONLY)
THERMOPILE
(VFDR ONLY)
PILOT
PILOT
THERMOCOUPLE
(LPG)
THERMOCOUPLE
(NATURAL)
Incorrect Pilot Flame Pattern for VFDR
Figure 23
THERMOCOUPLE
(LPG)
THERMOCOUPLE
(NATURAL)
Correct Pilot Flame Pattern for VFDR
Figure 21
Incorrect Flame Pattern for VFDT & VFDM
Figure 24
If pilot flame pattern is incorrect, as shown in Figures 23 and 24
• See Troubleshooting, page 24.
Correct Pilot Flame Pattern for VFDT & VFDM
Figure 22
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PILOT FLAME CHARACTERISTICS
Cleaning and Maintenance/Pilot
Oxygen Depletion Sensor Pilot (Figures 25 and 26 )
When the pilot has a large yellow tip flame, clean the Oxygen
Depletion Sensor as follows:
1. Clean the ODS pilot by loosening nut B from the pilot tubing.
When this procedure is required, grasp nut A with an open end
wrench.
2. Blow air pressure through the holes indicated by the arrows.
This will blow out foreign materials such as dust, lint and spider
webs. Tighten nut B also by grasping nut A.
B
A
Figure 25 VFDR
Figure 26 VFDT & VFDM
CLEANING AND SERVICING
Annual inspection and cleaning by your dealer or qualified
service technician is recommended to prevent malfunction
and/or sooting.
TURN OFF HEATER AND ALLOW TO COOL BEFORE
CLEANING.
Remove logs, handling carefully by holding gently at each end.
Gloves are recommended to prevent skin irritation from ceramic
fibers. If skin becomes irritated, wash gently with soap and water.
Refer to manual for correct log placement.
PERIODIC CLEANING – Refer to parts diagram for location of
items discussed below.
• Do not use cleaning fluid to clean logs or any part of heater.
• Logs - brush with soft bristle brush or vacuum with brush
attachment.
• Remove loose particles and dust from the burner, controls and
grate.
• Inspect and clean burner air intake hole. Remove lint or particles
with brush. Failure to keep air intake hole clean will result in
sooting and poor combustion.
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ANNUAL CLEANING/INSPECTION – Refer to parts diagram for
location of items discussed below.
•
•
•
•
•
Inspect and clean burner air intake hole. Remove lint or particles
with vacuum or brush. Failure to keep air intake hole clean will
result in sooting and poor combustion.
Inspect and clean all burner ports.
Inspect ODS pilot for operation and accumulation of lint at air
intake holes.
Verify flame pattern and log placement for proper operation.
Verify smooth and responsive ignition of main burner.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
SYMPTOMS, POSSIBLE CAUSES AND CORRECTIONS
1. When ignitor button is pressed, there is no spark at ODS/
pilot.
a. Ignitor electrode positioned wrong - Replace pilot.
b. Ignitor electrode is broken - Replace pilot.
c. Ignitor electrode not connected to ignitor cable - Reconnect
ignitor cable.
d. Ignitor cable pinched or wet. Keep ignitor cable dry - Free
ignitor cable if pinched by any metal or tubing.
e. Broken ignitor cable - Replace ignitor cable.
f. Bad piezo ignitor - Replace piezo ignitor.
2. Appliance produces unwanted odors.
a. Appliance burning vapors from paint, hair spray, glues, etc.
- Ventilate room. Stop using odor causing products while
heater is running.
b. Gas leak - Locate and correct all leaks.
3. Appliance shuts off during use. (Pilot and main burner are
off.)
a. Not enough fresh air is available for ODS/pilot to operate Open window and/or door for ventilation.
b. Low line pressure - Contact local gas company.
c. ODS/pilot is partially clogged - Clean ODS/pilot.
d. Defective thermocouple - Replace pilot.
4. Appliance shuts off during use. (Pilot stays on.)
a. Low line pressure - Check line pressure to the valve.
b. Defective thermopile - Check pilot flame, check wire
connections, output should be a minimum of 325 millivolts
across. TH/TP and TP terminals with REMOTE/OFF/ON
switch off.
5. Gas odor even when control knob is in OFF position.
a. Gas leak - Locate and correct all leaks.
b. Control valve defective - Replace control valve.
6. When ignitor button is pressed, there is spark at ODS/pilot,
but no ignition.
a. Gas supply turned off or manual shutoff valve closed - Turn
on gas supply or open manual shutoff valve.
b. Control knob not in PILOT position - Turn control knob to
Pilot position.
c. Control knob not pressed in while in PILOT position - Press
in control knob while in PILOT position.
d. Air in gas lines when installed - Continue holding down control
knob. Repeat igniting operation until air is removed.
e. ODS/pilot is clogged - Replace ODS/pilot assembly or get
it serviced.
f. Gas regulator setting is not correct - Replace gas
regulator.
7. ODS/pilot lights but flame goes out when control knob is
released.
a. Control knob not fully pressed in - Press in control knob
fully.
b. Control knob not pressed in long enough - After ODS/pilot
lights, keep control knob pressed in 30 seconds.
c. Manual Shutoff valve not fully open - Fully open manual
shutoff valve.
d. Thermocouple connection loose at control valve - Hand
tighten until snug, then tighten 1/4 turn more.
e. Pilot flame not touching thermocouple, which allows
thermocouple to cool, causing pilot flame to go out. This
problem could be caused by either low gas pressure or dirty or
partially clogged ODS/pilot - Contact local gas company.
f. Thermocouple damaged - Replace thermocouple.
g. Control valve damaged - Replace control valve.
8. Burner does not light after ODS/pilot is lit.
a. Burner orifice clogged - Clean burner or replace main burner
orifice.
b. Burner orifice diameter is too small - Replace burner
orifice.
c. Inlet gas pressure is too low - Contact qualified service
person.
9. If burning at main burner orifice occurs (a loud, roaring
blow torch noise).
a. You must turn off burner assembly and contact a qualified
service person.
b. Manifold pressure is too low - Contact local gas company.
c. Burner orifice clogged - Clean burner or replace burner
orifice.
10. Logs appear to smoke after initial operation.
a. Vapors from paint or curing process of logs - Problem will
stop after a few hours of operation. Run the heater with the
damper open if you have one, or open a window for the first
few hours.
Log heater is intended to be smokeless. Turn OFF heater
and call qualified service person.
11. Heater produces a whistling noise when main burner is
lit.
a. Turning control knob to HIGH position when main burner is
cold - Turn control knob to LOW position and let warm up
for a minute (does not apply to VFDR18LB10 models)
b. Air in gas line - Operate burner until air is removed from
line. Have gas line checked by local gas company.
c. Dirty or partially clogged burner orifice - Clean burner or
replace burner orifice.
12. No gas to pilot (VFDM and VFDT models only).
a. LP-regulator shut down due to inlet pressure too high Verify LP tank regulator is installed and set at 11" to 13"
w.c. Replace regulator on heater.
If the gas quality is bad, your pilot may not stay lit, the burners may produce soot and the heater may backfire when lit. If the
gas quality or pressure is low, contact your local gas supplier immediately.
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MASTER PARTS DISTRIBUTOR LIST
To Order Parts Under Warranty, please contact your local Empire dealer. See the dealer locator at www.empirecomfort.com. To provide
warranty service, your dealer will need your name and address, purchase date and serial number, and the nature of the problem with the
unit.
To Order Parts After the Warranty Period, please contact your dealer or one of the Master Parts Distributors listed below. This list grows
from time to time. For the current list, please click on the Master Parts button at www.empirecomfort.com.
Please note: Master Parts Distributors are independent businesses that stock the most commonly ordered Original Equipment repair parts
for Heaters, Grills, and Fireplaces manufactured by Empire Comfort Systems Inc.
Star-Fire Distributors
1355 Evans Avenue
Akron, OH 44305
Dey Distributing
1401 Willow Lake Boulevard
Vadnais Heights, MN 55101
Phone: 330-630-2794
Toll Free: 800-875-6220
Fax: 330-633-8701
Parts: Heater & Hearth and Grills
Phone: 651-490-9191
Toll Free: 800-397-1339
Website: www.deydistributing.com
Parts: Heater & Hearth
East Coast Energy Products
10 East Route 36
West Long Branch, NJ 07764
Victor Division of F. W. Webb Company
200 Locust Street
Hartford, CT 06114
Phone: 732-870-8809
Toll Free: 800-755-8809
Fax: 732-870-8811
Website: www.eastcoastenergy.com
Parts: Heater & Hearth and Grills
Phone: 860-722-2433
Toll Free: 800-243-9360
Fax: 860-293-0479
Toll Free Fax: 800-274-2004
Websites: www.fwwebb.com & www.victormfg.com
Parts: Heater & Hearth and Grills
HOW TO ORDER REPAIR PARTS
Parts Not Under Warranty
Parts can be ordered through your Service Person, Dealer, or a Master Parts Distributor. See this page for the Master Parts Distributors list. For best results, the service person or dealer should order parts through the distributor. Parts can be shipped directly to the
service person/dealer.
Warranty Parts
Warranty parts will need a proof of purchase and can be ordered by your Service Person or Dealer. Proof of purchase is required for
warranty parts.
All parts listed in the Parts List have a Part Number. When ordering parts, first obtain the Model Number from the name plate on your
equipment. Then determine the Part Number (not the Index Number) and the Description of each part from the following appropriate
illustration and list. Be sure to give all this information . . .
Appliance Number
Appliance Serial Number
Part Description
Part Number
Type of Gas (Propane or Natural)
Do not order bolts, screws, washers or nuts. They are standard hardware items and can be purchased at any local hardware store.
Shipments contingent upon strikes, fires and all causes beyond our control.
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VFDR SERIES PARTS LIST
Attention: When ordering parts, it is very important that part number and description of part coincide.
INDEX
NO.
VFDR18LB
PART NUMBERS
VFDR24LB
VFDR30LB
DESCRIPTION
1
21588
21588
23157
PILOT SHIELD (NAT ONLY)
2
R3623
R3623
R3623
PILOT ASSEMBLY (LPG)
2
R3624
R3624
R3624
PILOT ASSEMBLY (NAT)
3
21590
21590
21590
PILOT BRACKET (LPG)
3
23106
23106
23106
PILOT BRACKET (NAT)
4
R9022
R9023
R9024
BURNER, TUBE
5
21592
21592
21260
BRACKET, LOG LOCATOR
6
R7624
R7624
R7624
AIR SHUTTER
7
R7572
R7572
R7572
JAMB NUT
8
21669
21670
21671
BURNER BASE SUB-ASSEMBLY
9
21581
21581
21581
LEG, REAR (2 REQUIRED)
10
P285
P244
P296
ORIFICE (NAT)
10
P258
P210
P297
ORIFICE (LPG)
11
P212
P212
P212
ORIFICE HOLDER
12
21561
21561
21561
TUBING ASSEMBLY (VALVE TO PILOT - LPG)
12
21559
21559
21559
TUBING ASSEMBLY (REGULATOR TO PILOT - NAT)
13
R7063
R7063
R7063
REGULATOR, NAT PILOT
14
21560
21560
21560
TUBING ASSEMBLY (VALVE TO REGULATOR - NAT ONLY)
15
21562
21563
21564
TUBING ASSEMBLY
16
R2423
R2423
R2423
CONNECTOR, MALE
17
23974
23974
23974
VALVE BRACKET (2 REQUIRED)
18
R3626
R3626
R3626
VALVE (NAT)
18
R3625
R3625
R3625
VALVE (LPG)
19
R9028
R9028
R9028
KNOB, EXTENSION ON/OFF
20
R9027
R9027
R9027
KNOB, EXTENSION HI/LO
21
21585
21586
21587
COVER PLATE, FRONT
22
21578
21579
21580
LEG, FRONT
23
R2313
R2313
R2313
IGNITOR, PIEZO
24
R3436
R3436
R3436
SWITCH, REMOTE/OFF/ON
25
R5668
R5668
R5668
IGNITER WIRE
26
R3435
R3435
R3435
WIRE ASSEMBLY (REMOTE/OFF/ON)
27
R7587
R7556
R7598
REAR LOG
28
R7586
R7555
R7597
MIDDLE LOG
29
R7585
R7553
R7553
FRONT LOG, LEFT
30
R7554
R7554
R7554
FRONT LOG, RIGHT
31
-
-
R7601
FRONT LOG, MIDDLE
32
R7588
R7557
R7599
FRONT TWIG
REAR TWIG
33
-
-
R7600
N/S
15998
15998
-
N/S
-
-
15999
ROCKWOOL (EMBER MATERIAL) (2REQUIRED)
ROCKWOOL (EMBER MATERIAL)
Use Only Manufacturer's Replacement Parts. Use of Any Other Parts Could Cause Injury Or Death.
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VFDR SERIES PARTS VIEW
1
1
2
5
3
5
4
6
7
8
9
8
12
13
14
25
26
16
10
11
22
18
23
25
26
21
15
16
17
19
20
13
14
9
21
15
18
4
6
7
12
10
11
17
2
3
22
19
20
23
24
18” BURNER
24
24” BURNER
27
32
28
30
29
5 PIECE LOG SET
1
2
3
4
5
27
8
6
7
28
33
12
13
32
14
25
26
9
10
11
17
18
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22
19
20
30” BURNER
30
21
15
16
23
24
31
7 PIECE LOG SET
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VFDR18LB10 PARTS LIST
Attention: When ordering parts, it is very important that part number and description of part coincide.
INDEX NO.
PART NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
21588
PILOT SHIELD (NAT ONLY)
2
R3623
PILOT ASSEMBLY (LPG)
2
R3624
PILOT ASSEMBLY (NAT)
3
21590
PILOT BRACKET (LPG)
3
23106
PILOT BRACKET (NAT)
4
27426
BURNER, TUBE
5
21592
BRACKET, LOG LOCATOR
6
R7624
AIR SHUTTER
7
R7572
JAMB NUT
8
21669
BURNER BASE SUB-ASSEMBLY
9
21581
LEG, REAR (2 REQUIRED)
10
P214
ORIFICE (NAT)
10
P193
ORIFICE (LPG)
11
P212
ORIFICE HOLDER
12
21561
TUBING ASSEMBLY (VALVE TO PILOT - LPG)
13
21562
TUBING ASSEMBLY
14
R2423
CONNECTOR, MALE
15
23974
VALVE BRACKET (2 REQUIRED)
16
R9368
VALVE (NAT)
16
R9369
VALVE (LPG)
17
R9028
KNOB, EXTENSION ON/OFF
18
23973
COVER PLATE, FRONT
19
21578
LEG, FRONT
20
R2313
IGNITOR, PIEZO
21
R3436
SWITCH, REMOTE/OFF/ON
22
R5668
IGNITER WIRE
23
R3435
WIRE ASSEMBLY (REMOTE/OFF/ON)
24
R7587
REAR LOG
25
R7586
MIDDLE LOG
26
R7585
FRONT LOG, LEFT
27
R7554
FRONT LOG, RIGHT
28
R7588
FRONT TWIG (OPTIONAL)
N/S
15998
ROCKWOOL (EMBER MATERIAL) (2REQUIRED)
Use Only Manufacturer's Replacement Parts. Use of Any Other Parts Could Cause Injury Or Death.
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VFDR18LB10 PARTS VIEW
1
2
3
5
4
6
7
8
12
22
23
9
10
11
15
18
13
14
16
19
17
20
21
18” BURNER
24
28
25
27
26
5 PIECE LOG SET
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VFDT SERIES PARTS LIST
Attention: When ordering parts, it is very important that part number and description of part coincide.
INDEX
NO.
PARTS NUMBERS
DESCRIPTION
VFDT18LB
1
21588
21588
23157
PILOT SHIELD (NAT ONLY)
2
R5170
R5170
R5170
PILOT ASSEMBLY (LPG)
2
R5171
R5171
R5171
PILOT ASSEMBLY (NAT)
3
21590
21590
21590
PILOT BRACKET (LPG)
3
23106
23106
23106
PILOT BRACKET (NAT)
4
R9022
R9023
R9024
BURNER, TUBE
5
21592
21592
21260
BRACKET, LOG LOCATOR
6
R7624
R7624
R7624
AIR SHUTTER
7
R7572
R7572
R7572
JAMB NUT
8
21669
21670
21671
BURNER BASE SUB-ASSEMBLY
9
21581
21581
21581
LEG, REAR (2 REQUIRED)
10
P181
P257
P184
ORIFICE (NAT)
10
P258
P298
P300
ORIFICE (LPG)
11
P212
P212
P212
ORIFICE HOLDER
VFDT24LB VFDT30LB
12
22633
22633
22633
TUBING ASSEMBLY (VALVE TO PILOT - LPG)
12
R2479
R2479
R2479
TUBING ASSEMBLY (REGULATOR TO PILOT - NAT)
13
R2480
R2480
R2480
REGULATOR, NAT PILOT
14
P239
P239
P239
TUBING ASSEMBLY (VALVE TO REGULATOR - NAT ONLY)
15
22639
22640
22641
TUBING ASSEMBLY
16
R2423
R2423
R2423
CONNECTOR, MALE
17
22632
22632
22632
VALVE BRACKET
18
23334
23336
23338
VALVE (NAT)
18
23335
23337
23339
VALVE (LPG)
21
22636
22637
22638
COVER PLATE, FRONT
22
21578
21579
21580
LEG, FRONT
23
R2313
R2313
R2313
IGNITOR, PIEZO
25
R5668
R5668
R5668
IGNITER WIRE
27
R7587
R7556
R7598
REAR LOG
28
R7586
R7555
R7597
MIDDLE LOG
29
R7585
R7553
R7553
FRONT LOG, LEFT
30
R7554
R7554
R7554
FRONT LOG, RIGHT
31
--
--
R7601
FRONT LOG, MIDDLE
32
R7588
R7557
R7599
FRONT TWIG
33
--
--
R7600
REAR TWIG
N/S
15998
15998
--
N/S
--
--
15999
ROCKWOOL (EMBER MATERIAL) (2REQUIRED)
ROCKWOOL (EMBER MATERIAL)
Use Only Manufacturer's Replacement Parts. Use of Any Other Parts Could Cause Injury Or Death.
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VFDT SERIES PARTS VIEW
1
2
1
3
5
3
4
6
7
2
5
4
6
7
8
8
9
9
10
11
17
15
13
14
16
10
11
25
12
21
17
15
13
14
16
22
25
12
21
22
18
18
23
23
27
32
18” BURNER
24” BURNER
28
30
29
5 PIECE LOG SET
1
2
3
4
5
27
8
9
6
7
28
33
32
17
10
11
15
12
13
14
16
25
30
21
29
22
18
23
31
7 PIECE LOG SET
30” BURNER
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VFDM SERIES PARTS LIST
Attention: When ordering parts, it is very important that part number and description of part coincide.
PART NUMBERS
INDEX
NO.
VFDM18LB
VFDM24LB
VFDM30LB
1
21588
21588
23157
PILOT SHIELD (NAT ONLY)
2
R5170
R5170
R5170
PILOT ASSEMBLY (LPG)
2
R5171
R5171
R5171
PILOT ASSEMBLY (NAT)
3
21590
21590
21590
PILOT BRACKET (LPG)
3
23106
23106
23106
PILOT BRACKET (NAT)
4
R9022
R9023
R9024
BURNER, TUBE
5
21592
21592
21260
BRACKET, LOG LOCATOR
6
R7624
R7624
R7624
AIR SHUTTER
7
R7572
R7572
R7572
JAMB NUT
8
21669
21670
21671
BURNER BASE SUB-ASSEMBLY
9
21581
21581
21581
LEG, REAR (2 REQUIRED)
10
P181
P243
P296
ORIFICE (NAT)
10
P258
P298
P299
ORIFICE (LPG)
11
P212
P212
P212
ORIFICE HOLDER
12
23109
23109
23109
TUBING ASSEMBLY (VALVE TO PILOT - NAT)
12
23110
23110
23110
TUBING ASSEMBLY (REGULATOR TO PILOT - LPG)
13
R2479
R2479
R2479
REGULATOR, NAT
13
R2480
R2480
R2480
REGULATOR, LPG
14
23107
23107
23107
TUBING ASSEMBLY (VALVE TO REGULATOR)
DESCRIPTION
15
23111
23112
23113
TUBING ASSEMBLY
17
23108
23108
23108
VALVE BRACKET
18
R9241
R9270
R9244
VALVE (NAT)
18
R9242
R9243
R9245
VALVE (LPG)
21
22636
22637
22638
COVER PLATE, FRONT
22
21578
21579
21580
LEG, FRONT
23
R2313
R2313
R2313
IGNITOR, PIEZO
25
R5668
R5668
R5668
IGNITER WIRE
27
R7587
R7556
R7598
REAR LOG
28
R7586
R7555
R7597
MIDDLE LOG
29
R7585
R7553
R7553
FRONT LOG, LEFT
30
R7554
R7554
R7554
FRONT LOG, RIGHT
31
--
--
R7601
FRONT LOG, MIDDLE
32
R7588
R7557
R7599
FRONT TWIG
33
--
--
R7600
REAR TWIG
34
R1652
R1652
R1652
LOCK NUT
35
R9277
R9277
R9277
KNOB, MANUAL VALVE
N/S
15998
15998
--
N/S
--
--
15999
ROCKWOOL (EMBER MATERIAL) (2REQUIRED)
ROCKWOOL (EMBER MATERIAL)
Use Only Manufacturer's Replacement Parts. Use of Any Other Parts Could Cause Injury Or Death.
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VFDM SERIES PARTS VIEW
1
1
2
2
3
3
5
5
4
6
7
4
6
7
8
8
12
12
25
9
10
11
17
25
9
10
21
13
14
15
22
18
17
21
11
13
14
15
22
18
23
23
34
34
35
35
27
32
18” BURNER
24” BURNER
28
30
29
5 PIECE LOG SET
1
2
3
4
5
27
8
6
7
28
33
32
12
25
9
30
17
21
10
11
13
14
29
22
18
15
23
34
35
31
7 PIECE LOG SET
30” BURNER
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MASTER PARTS DISTRIBUTOR LIST
To Order Parts Under Warranty, please contact your local Empire dealer. See the dealer locator at www.empirecomfort.
com. To provide warranty service, your dealer will need your name and address, purchase date and serial number, and the
nature of the problem with the unit.
To Order Parts After the Warranty Period, please contact your dealer or one of the Master Parts Distributors listed below. This
list changes from time to time. For the current list, please click on the Master Parts button at www.empirecomfort.com.
Please note: Master Parts Distributors are independent businesses that stock the most commonly ordered Original Equipment repair parts for Heaters, Grills, and Fireplaces manufactured by Empire Comfort Systems Inc.
Star-Fire Distributors
1355 Evans Avenue
Akron, OH 44305
Dey Distributing
1401 Willow Lake Boulevard
Vadnais Heights, MN 55101
Phone: 330-630-2794
Toll Free: 800-875-6220
Fax: 330-633-8701
Parts: Heater & Hearth and Grills
Phone: 651-490-9191
Toll Free: 800-397-1339
Website: www.deydistributing.com
Parts: Heater & Hearth
East Coast Energy Products
10 East Route 36
West Long Branch, NJ 07764
Victor Division of F. W. Webb Company
200 Locust Street
Hartford, CT 06114
Phone: 732-870-8809
Toll Free: 800-755-8809
Fax: 732-870-8811
Website: www.eastcoastenergy.com
Parts: Heater & Hearth and Grills
Phone: 860-722-2433
Toll Free: 800-243-9360
Fax: 860-293-0479
Toll Free Fax: 800-274-2004
Websites: www.fwwebb.com & www.victormfg.com
Parts: Heater & Hearth and Grills
HOW TO ORDER REPAIR PARTS
Parts Not Under Warranty
Parts can be ordered through your Service Person, Dealer, or a Master Parts Distributor. See this page for the Master Parts Distributors list. For best results, the service person or dealer should order parts through the distributor. Parts can be shipped directly to the
service person/dealer.
Warranty Parts
Warranty parts will need a proof of purchase and can be ordered by your Service Person or Dealer. Proof of purchase is required for
warranty parts.
All parts listed in the Parts List have a Part Number. When ordering parts, first obtain the Model Number and Serial Number from the
name plate on your equipment. Then determine the Part Number (not the Index Number) and the Description of each part from the following illustration and part list. Be sure to give all this information . . .
Appliance Model Number
Appliance Serial Number
Part Description
Part Number
Type of Gas (Propane or Natural)
Do not order bolts, screws, washers or nuts. They are standard hardware items and can be purchased at any local hardware store.
Shipments contingent upon strikes, fires and all causes beyond our control.
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Date
Dealer Name
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Service Performed/Notes
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EMPIRE
Comfort Systems
Empire Comfort Systems Inc.
918 Freeburg Ave. Belleville, IL 62220
If you have a general question about our products, please e-mail us at
info@empirecomfort.com.
If you have a service or repair question, please contact your dealer.
www.empirecomfort.com
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