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Installation and Operation
NORTHSTAR
EPA CERTIFIED
WOODBURNING FIREPLACE
Model:
NORTHSTAR-BK
NORTHSTAR-GT
NORTHSTAR-NT
Tested and
Listed by
C
Portland
Oregon USA
US
OMNI-Test Laboratories, Inc.
CAUTION
DO NOT DISCARD THIS MANUAL
• Important operating
and maintenance
instructions included.
• Read, understand and
follow these instructions
for safe installation and
operation.
• Leave this manual with
party responsible for
use and operation.
WARNING
• Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity of this
or any other appliance.
• Do not overfire - If heater or chimney connector glows, you are overfiring. Overfiring will
void your warranty.
• Comply with all minimum clearances to combustibles as specified. Failure to comply may
cause house fire.
Installation and service of this appliance should be
performed by qualified personnel. Hearth & Home
Technologies recommends NFI certified professionals, or technicians supervised by an NFI certified professional.
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SC O
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WARNING
If the information in these instructions is not followed exactly, a
fire may result causing property
damage, personal injury, or death.
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HOT SURFACES!
Glass and other surfaces are
hot during operation AND
cool down.
Hot glass will cause burns.
•
•
•
•
Do not touch glass until it is cooled
NEVER allow children to touch glass
Keep children away
CAREFULLY SUPERVISE children in the same room
as appliance
• Alert children and adults to hazards of high
temperatures
High temperatures may ignite clothing or other
flammable materials.
• Keep clothing, furniture, draperies and other
combustibles away.
WARNING
Fire Risk.
For use with solid wood fuel only.
Other fuels may overfire and generate
poisonous gases (i.e. carbon monoxide).
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Read this manual before installing or operating this appliance.
Please retain this owner's manual for future reference.
Congratulations
Congratulations on selecting a Heat & Glo gas appliance - an
elegant and clean alternative to wood burning appliances.
The Heat & Glo gas appliance you have selected is designed
to provide the utmost in safety, reliability, and efficiency.
As the owner of a new appliance, you'll want to read and
carefully follow all of the instructions contained in this
Owner's Manual. Pay special attention to all Cautions and
Warnings.
This Owner's Manual should be retained for future reference.
We suggest that you keep it with your other important
documents and product manuals.
Your new Heat & Glo gas appliance will give you years of
durable use and trouble-free enjoyment. Welcome to the
Heat & Glo family of fireplace products!
SAMPLE OF SERIAL NUMBER / SAFETY LABEL
LOCATION: ATTACHED TO APPLIANCE WITH BEADED CHAIN
Model:
Tested and
Listed by
O-T L
C
Portland
Oregon USA
US
Report #061-S-50-2
TESTED TO:
UL 127, ULC-S610-M87
A division of Hearth & Home Technologies Inc.
20802 Kensington Boulevard, Lakeville, MN 55044
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NORTH STAR
EPA CERTIFIED FIREPLACE
LISTED FIREPLACE, SOLID FUEL TYPE, ALSO SUITABLE FOR MOBILE
HOME INSTALLATION. (UM) 84 HUD. "For Use with Solid Wood Fuel Only."
Install and use only in accordance with manufacturer's installation, venting and operating instructions.
Any area incorporating warm or cold air ducts shall be enclosed in accordance with the manufacturer's
installation instructions.
Contact Your Local Building Or Fire Officials Or Authority Having Jurisdiction About Restrictions,
Installation Inspection And Permits Required In Your Area.
WARNING - For Mobile Homes: Do not install in a sleeping room. An outside combustion air inlet
must be provided and unrestricted while unit is in use. The structural integrity of the mobile home floor,
ceiling and walls must be maintained. The fireplace needs to be properly grounded to the frame of the
mobile home.
Components required for installation: HTI SLSeries Pipe, Termination Cap, Hearth Extension and required
accessory Chimney Air Kit Part CAK4A.
Do not connect this unit to a chimney serving another appliance.
DANGER: Risk of electrical shock. Disconnect power supply before servicing.
Electrical Rating: 115 VAC <3.0 AMPS 60 Hz
Do not use grate or elevate fire. Build wood fire directly on firebrick.
Do not overfire. If heater or chimney connector glows, you are overfiring.
Do not use a fireplace insert or other products not specified for use with this product.
WARNING - THIS FIREPLACE HAS NOT BEEN TESTED WITH AN UNVENTED GAS LOG SET OR ANY LOG SET.
TO REDUCE RISK OF FIRE OR INJURY, DO NOT INSTALL AN UNVENTED GAS LOG SET OR ANY LOG SET
INTO FIREPLACE.
Must provide a source of air to prevent air starvation from combustion which could result of high levels
of carbon monoxide.
Replace glass only with 5mm ceramic available from your dealer.
Optional Fire Screen, Part SCR-433, may be used ONLY in USA
Serial No / Numéro De Série
007
Minimum Clearances To Combustible Material
Chimney sections at any level require a 2 inches (51mm)
minimum air space clearance between the framing and
chimney section.
WITHIN ENCLOSURE AREA
Appliance to backwall
Appliance to sidewall
Duct boots to framing
Top standoffs to header
EXPOSED SURFACES
Faceplate to sidewall
Remote outlet air grills to ceiling
MANTEL
Mantel from base of fireplace
Maximum mantel depth
1" (25mm)
1" (25mm)
0" (0mm)
0" (0mm")
16" (406mm)
12" (305mm)
Serial No.
Model Name
Test Lab
& Report No.
60" (1524mm)
12" (305mm)
FLOOR PROTECTION
Combustible flooring 20 inches (508mm) in front of and 8 inches
(203mm) to either side of the fuel opening must be insulated with
non-combustible floor protection with a minimum thickness of 1
inch (25mm) and ("k" value = 0.43).
In Canada: The hearth extension must be installed according to
the installation instructions.
U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY - Certified to comply with July 1990 particulate emission standards.
2008 2009 2010 Jan Feb Mar Apr May June July Aug Sept Oct. Nov. Dec.
Mfg by:
DO NOT REMOVE THIS LABEL
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Heat & Glo • NorthStar EPA Fireplace • 480-1081C
Manufactured
Date
September 1, 2008
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Section 1: Listing and Code Approvals
A.
B.
C.
D.
Appliance Certification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Mobile Home Approved. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Glass Specifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
BTU & Efficiency Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Section 2: Getting Started
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
Design and Installation Considerations. . . . . . . . 6
Negative Pressure. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Typical Fireplace System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Tools and Supplies Needed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Inspect Fireplace and Components . . . . . . . . . . 9
Section 3: Framing and Clearances
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
Selecting Fireplace Location. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Clearances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Frame the Fireplace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Electrical Access and Wiring Diagram . . . . . . . 13
Construct the Chase. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Section 4: Installation of Fireplace
A. Install the Outside Air Kit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
B. Secure the Fireplace. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Section 5: Chimney Assembly
A. Chimney Requirements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
B. Chimney Termination Requirements. . . . . . . . . 20
C. Using Offsets/Returns. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
D. Assemble the Chimney Sections . . . . . . . . . . . 22
E. Assembling Chimney Sections
for SL-300 Series . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
F. Install the Ceiling Firestops. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
G. Install the Attic Insulation Shield. . . . . . . . . . . . 24
H. Double-check the Chimney Assembly. . . . . . . .24
I. Secure the Chimney. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Section 6: Complete the Enclosure
A.
B.
C.
D.
Chimney Termination (2-10-3 Rule) . . . . . . . . . 25
SL-300 Series Ceiling/Roof Thimble. . . . . . . . . 27
Chase Top. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Install the Termination Cap. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Section 7: Accessories
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
Fan Replacement. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Baffle Removal and Installation. . . . . . . . . . . . .31
Door and Door Gasket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Heat Zone Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Timer Assembly Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
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Section 8: Finishing
A. Hearth Extension. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
B. Calculating Alternate Floor Protection . . . . . . . 38
C. Position the Hearth Extension. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
D. Finishing Material . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
E. Non-Combustible Facing Material Installation. .42
F. Mantel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Section 9: Operating Instructions
A. Over-firing Your Appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
B. General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
C. Outside Air. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
D. Clear Space Near the Fireplace. . . . . . . . . . . . 46
E. Firescreen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
F. Glass Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
G. Fan Operation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
H. Heat Zone Operation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
I. Wood Fuel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
J. Starting a Fire. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
K. Correct Baffle & Blanket Placement. . . . . . . . . 50
L. Burning Process. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
M. Automatic Combustion Control (ACC) . . . . . . . 51
N. Burning Guidelines. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
O. Burn Rates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
P. Opacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Q. Overfiring. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
R. Chimney Fire. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Section 10: Troubleshooting
A. Understanding Vent Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
B. Draft Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
C. Diagnostics and Problem Solving. . . . . . . . . . . 56
Section 11: Maintenance and Servicing the
Fireplace
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
General Maintenance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Glass Replacement. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Firebrick Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Care and Cleaning of Plated Surfaces. . . . . . . 61
Maintenance Task List. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Section 12: Reference Materials
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
F.
G.
Fireplace Dimensions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Chimney Components. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63
Parts Diagrams. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Service Parts and Accessories. . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Warranty Policy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Homeowner’s Notes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Contact Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Heat & Glo • NorthStar EPA Fireplace • 480-1081C
Page 1
Listing and Code Approvals
A. Appliance Certification
Model:
NorthStar EPA Certified
Woodburning Fireplace
Laboratory:
OMNI Test Laboratories, Inc.
Report No:
061-S-40-2
Type:
Wood Fireplace
Standard:
UL127 and ULC-S610-M87 and
(UM) 84-HUD, Mobile Home
Approved.
This fireplace system has been tested and listed in
accordance with UL127 and ULC-S610-M87 standards,
and has been listed by OMNI Test Laboratories, Inc., for
installation and operation in the United States and Canada
as described in this manual. This fireplace has been tested
and listed for use with the SL-300 Series chimney (with
the the CAK4A Air Kit) and fireplace components listed in
Section 12.
Check with your local building code agency before you begin
your installation to ensure compliance with local codes,
including the need for permits and follow-up inspections. Be
sure local building codes do not supersede UL specifications
and always obtain a building permit so that insurance protection benefits cannot be unexpectedly cancelled.
2.The fireplace is to be secured to the mobile home structure. Use same holes that attached the fireplace to the pallet to
secure it to the floor using 1/4 in. x 2 in. (6 mm x 51 mm)
lag bolts or equivalent.
3.Unit must be grounded with #8 solid copper grounding
wire or equivalent and terminated at each end with N.E.C.
approved grounding device.
4.Refer to Minimum Clearances to Combustibles on pages
11-12 and chimney components on pages 62.
5.Floor protections requirements on pages 38-40 must be
followed precisely.
6.Use silicone to create an effective vapor barrier at the
location where the chimney or other component penetrates
to the exterior of the structure.
7.Follow the chimney and chimney connector manufacturer’s
instructions when installing the flue system for use in a mobile
home.
8.If unit burns poorly while an exhaust fan is on in home,
(i.e., range hood), increase combustion air.
NOTE: Top sections of chimney must be removable to
allow maximum clearance of 13.5 ft (411 cm) from ground
level for transportation purposes.
WARNING
B. Mobile Home Approved
This appliance is approved for mobile home installations
when not installed in a sleeping room and when an outside
combustion air inlet is provided. The structural integrity of
the mobile home floor, ceiling, and walls must be maintained. The fireplace must be properly grounded to the frame of the
mobile home and use only listed double-wall connector pipe.
Outside Air must be installed in a mobile home installation.
An outside air termination cap is supplied with your
NorthStar Fireplace for installation in a mobile home. If
you use an alternative material it must be designed to
prevent material from dropping into the area beneath
the mobile home, and to prevent rodents from entering
from the outside.
1.An outside air inlet must be provided for combustion and
must remain clear of leaves, debris, ice and/or snow. It
must be unrestricted while unit is in use to prevent room air
starvation which can cause smoke spillage and an inability
to maintain a fire. Smoke spillage can also set off smoke
alarms.
Page Fire Risk.
For use with solid wood fuel only.
Other fuels may overfire and generate
poisonous gases (i.e. carbon monoxide).
CAUTION
Maintain structural integrity of mobile home:
• Floor, wall, ceiling and/or roof.
Do NOT cut through:
• Floor joist, wall, studs or ceiling trusses.
• Any supporting material that would affect the structural
integrity.
WARNING
Asphyxiation Risk.
• Never install in a sleeping room.
Consumes oxygen in the room.
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C. Glass Specifications
This fireplace is equipped with 5mm ceramic glass. Replace
glass only with 5mm ceramic glass. Please contact your
dealer for replacement glass.
NOTE: This installation must conform with local codes. In the
absence of local codes you must comply with the UL1482, (UM)
84-HUD and NFPA211 in the U.S.A. and the ULC S627 and
CAN/CSA-B365 Installation Codes in Canada.
D. BTU & Efficiency Specifications
EPA Certified:
3.25 grams per hour
Efficiency:
up to 77.8%
BTU Output
with EPA test fuel:
with cord wood:
51,400/ hr.
70,000/hr
Vent Size:
8 inches
Firebox Size:
2.7 cubic feet
Max Wood Length:
24 inches
Fuel:
Cord Wood
Shipping Weight:
650 lbs
WARNING
Improper installation, adjustment, alteration, service or maintenance can cause injury or property
damage. Refer to the owner’s information manual
provided with this fireplace. For assistance or additional information consult a qualified installer, service
agency or your dealer.
NOTE: Hearth & Home Technologies, manufacturer of
this appliance, reserves the right to alter its products,
their specifications and/or price without notice.
WARNING
Fire Risk
• Do not install or operate damaged fireplace.
• Do not modify fireplace.
• Installation other than as instructed by Hearth &
Home Technologies Inc. is strictly prohibited.
• Do not operate the fireplace without fully assembling
all components.
• Do not overfire.
• Do not install an unvented gas log set. This
fireplace has not been tested for use with unvented
gas log sets.
• Installation and/or use of any component part not
approved by Hearth & Home Technologies.
Hearth & Home Technologies disclaims any responsibility
for, and the warranty and agency listing will be voided by
the above actions.
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Getting Started
A.Design and Installation Considerations
CAUTION
Check building codes prior to installation.
• Installation MUST comply with local, regional,
state and national codes and regulations.
• Consult insurance carrier, local building inspector,
fire officials or authorities having jurisdiction about
restrictions, installation inspection and permits.
When planning a fireplace installation, it is necessary to determine the following information before installing:
• Where the fireplace is to be installed. See Sections
3 and 4.
• The vent system configuration to be used. See Sections
5 and 6.
• Electrical wiring. See Section 3.
• Framing and finishing details. See Sections 3, 6 and 8.
• Whether optional accessories are desired. See
Section 12.
Draft is the pressure difference needed to vent fireplaces
successfully. Considerations for successful draft include:
• Preventing negative pressure
• Location of fireplace and chimney
WARNING
Asphyxiation Risk
Negative pressure can cause spillage of
combustion fumes and soot. Fire needs to draft
properly for safe operation.
B.Negative Pressure
Negative pressure results from the imbalance of air available for the fireplace to operate properly. Causes for this
imbalance include:
• Upper level air leaks: recessed lighting, attic hatch
opening, duct leaks.
To minimize the effects of negative air pressure, the following must be considered:
• Install the outside air kit.
• Ensure adequate outdoor air is supplied for combustion
appliances and exhaust equipment.
• Ensure furnace and air conditioning return vents are not
located in the immediate vicinity of the fireplace.
• Avoid installing the fireplace near doors, walkways or small
isolated spaces.
• Recessed lighting should be a “sealed can” design; attic
hatches weather stripped or sealed; attic mounted duct
work and air handler joints and seams taped or sealed.
Location of the fireplace and chimney will affect performance.
As shown in Figure 7.1, on page 7, the chimney should:
• Be installed through the warm airspace enclosed by the
building envelope. This helps to produce more draft,
especially during lighting and die-down of the fire.
• Penetrate the highest part of the roof. This minimizes the
effects of wind turbulence.
• Be located away from trees, adjacent structures, uneven
roof lines and other obstructions.
Offsets can restrict draft so their use should be minimized.
Consider the fireplace location relative to floor and ceiling
and attic joists.
The NorthStar Fireplace requires a minimum flue draft of
-0.10 inches of water column on High, and -0.04 inches of
water column on Low, as measured with a draft meter. Most
dealers have draft meters available to measure your flue draft
if you suspect a problem.
• Exhaust fans (kitchen, bath, etc.).
If the fire is difficult to start, and smoke spills out of the door,
or you find it hard to establish and maintain a moderately
high burn rate, then the flue draft is too low and corrective
measures must be taken.
• Range hoods.
NOTE: Cold air infiltration can cause frosting on glass.
• Combustion air requirements for furnaces, water heaters
and other combustion appliances.
• Clothes dryers.
• Location of return-air vents to furnace or air
conditioning.
• Imbalances of the HVAC air handling system.
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Recommended
Location
Location
Not
Recommended
Recommended
Location
Marginal
Location
Location NOT
Recommended
Windward
Leeward
Multi-level Roofs
Figure 7.1 Recommended Chimney Locations
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Page C.Typical Fireplace System
The Heat & Glo fireplace system consists of the following:
•
•
•
•
•
•
Fireplace
Firebrick
Chimney termination cap
Chimney system
Hearth extension
Outside air
Required components include:
• Chimney Air Kit (with SL 300 Series Pipe)
NOTE: Illustrations used throughout these instructions
reflect “typical installations” and are for design purposes
only. Actual installation may vary slightly due to individual
design preferences. However, minimum clearances must
be maintained at all times.
The illustrations and diagrams used throughout these installation instructions are not drawn to scale.
Optional components include:
•
•
•
•
Note: Junction box should be installed during initial setup
to avoid major reconstruction.
Firescreen
Lintel Bar
Heat Zone Kit
Top Vent Kit
Termination Cap
Additional lateral
support for chimney
above roof (or enclosed
in chase) if needed
Storm Collar
Chimney penetrates roof
preferably without affecting
roof rafters
Offset/Return
(with hanger straps)
Attic insulation shield
(not shown) must be
used here to keep
insulation away
from chimney if
attic is insulated
Framing headed
off in ceiling joists
Chimney system
Mantel
Non-combustible
roof flashing maintains
minimum clearance
around chimney
Support straps
on rafter supports
chimney (not shown)
Outside
combustion air
Enclosed space above
and around fireplace
Combustible
framing/header
on top of V-shaped
standoffs (spacers)
Factory-built fireplace
Outside
combustion air
Decorative facing
and trim
Hearth extension
Protective metal
hearth strip(s)
Figure 8.1 Typical Fireplace System
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D.Tools and Supplies Needed
Before beginning the installation be sure the following tools
and building supplies are available:
Reciprocating saw
Framing material
Pliers
High temp caulking material
Hammer
Gloves
Phillips screwdriver
Framing square
Flat blade screwdriver
Electric drill and bits
Plumb line
Safety glasses
Level
Tape measure
1/2-3/4 in. length, #6 or #8 self-drilling screws
Misc. screws and nails
E.Inspect Fireplace and Components
WARNING
Fire Risk
Explosion Risk
Inspect fireplace and components for
damage. Damaged parts may impair safe
operation.
• Do NOT install damaged components.
• Do NOT install incomplete components.
• Do NOT install substitute components
Report damaged parts to dealer.
• Carefully remove the fireplace and components from the
packaging.
• Doors are shipped on the fireplace.
CAUTION
• Report to your dealer any parts damaged in shipment.
• Keep fireplace dry.
• Mold or rust may cause odors.
WARNING
Fire Risk.
• Do not operate appliance before reading and
understanding operating instructions.
• Failure to operate appliance properly may
cause a house fire.
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Page 3
Framing and Clearances
WARNING
Note:
• Illustrations and photos reflect typical installations and
are FOR DESIGN PURPOSES ONLY.
• Illustrations/diagrams are not drawn to scale.
• Actual installation/appearance may vary due to individual
design preference.
• Hearth & Home Technologies reserves the right to alter
its products.
Fire Risk
Provide adequate clearances.
• Around air openings
• To combustibles
• For service access.
Locate fireplace away from traffic areas.
A.Selecting Fireplace Location
of considerable air movement can affect the performance
and cause intermittent smoke spillage from the front of the
fireplace when no outside air is used. Outside air must be
used for combustion. The NorthStar comes equipped with
an outside air inlet to feed combustion air from outside the
home, along with an outside air termination cap. Consideration should be given to these factors before deciding on a
location. See Sections 2 and 10.
Several options are available to you when choosing a location for your fireplace. This fireplace may be used as a room
divider, installed along a wall, across a corner or used in an
exterior chase. See Figure 10.1.
Locating the fireplace in a basement, near frequently opened
doors, central heat outlets or returns, or other locations
Note:
Note:
A minimum 1 in. air clearance must be maintained at the back
and to the sides of the fireplace assembly.
Chimney sections at any level require a 2 in. minimum air
space clearance between the framing and chimney sections.
In addition to these framing dimensions, also reference the
following sections:
•
Clearances (Section 3.B.)
•
Mantel (Section 8.F.)
•
Fireplace Dimensions (Section 12.A.)
D
24 in.
(610mm)
E
A
In an exterior chase
or projecting into a
garage
B
Across a corner
A
C
24 in.
(610mm)
F
Along a wall
I
As a
H
room
divider
48 in.
(1219mm)
A
B
Model
#NorthStar
(Dimensions for
finished walls)
B
A
24 in.
(610mm)
G
A
B
C
in.
41-7/8
16
89-1/2
mm
1063
406
2273
D
E
F
G
H
I
63-5/16 22-7/16 44-3/4 14-1/16 55-15/16 50-7/8
1608
570
1137
357
1421
1292
Figure 10.1 Fireplace Locations
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B.Clearances
WARNING
Fire Risk
• Comply with all minimum clearances to combustibles as specified.
• Framing or finishing material used on the front of, or in front of, the
appliance closer than the minimums listed, must be constructed entirely
of non-combustible materials (i.e., steel studs, concrete board, etc.).
Failure to comply may cause fire.
Storm Collar
of)
(ro
Roof Flashing
2 in. (51 mm) min.
2 in. min.
(51 mm)
Attic
Insulation
Shield
(attic)
Ceiling Firestop
(ceiling)
2 in. (51 mm) min.
2 in. (51 mm) min.
Ceiling Firestop
Offset/Return with
hanger straps
(ceiling)
2 in. (51 mm) min.
2 in. (51 mm) min.
Must have 2 in. (51 mm)
minimum clearance
to header
0 in. to level
of standoffs
1 in. (25 mm) to back
of appliance
0 in.
to floor
1 in. (25mm) to side of appliance
(except at nailing flanges where it is 1/2 in. [13 mm])
Figure 11.1 Clearances to Combustible Materials
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1. Minimum Clearances to Combustibles
WARNING
WITHIN ENCLOSURE AREA:
Appliance to backwall
1 in. (25 mm)
Appliance to sidewall
1 in. (25 mm)
Duct boots to framing
0 in. (0 mm)
Top standoffs to header
0 in. (0 mm)
Door opening to sidewall 22-7/8 in. (581 mm)
EXPOSED SURFACES
Faceplate to sidewall
Heat zone air grills to ceiling
16 in. (406 mm)
12 in. (305 mm)
MANTEL
Combustible and non-combustible mantel minimum height
from base of fireplace to underside of mantel
60 in. (1524 mm)
Maximum mantel depth 12 in. (305 mm)
Optional Framing Construction / Reduced
Mantel Height:
Non-combustible mantel material minimum height from base
of fireplace to underside of mantel 46 in. (1168mm) when the
following enclosure construction materials are used:
Non-combustible framing materials must be used above fireplace to height of 84 in. (2134mm) from base of fireplace for
all construction materials, framing members, sheeting, and
all finish materials.
Non-Combustible Materials
Materials which will not ignite and burn. Such materials are
those consisting entirely of steel, iron, brick, tile, concrete,
slate, glass or plasters, or any combination thereof.
Fire Risk
• Non-combustible mantels installed at a reduced height may GET EXTREMELY HOT during use of the fireplace.
• DO NOT TOUCH or place heat sensitive
combustible items on the mantel.
CHIMNEY SECTIONS
Chimney sections at any level require a 2 in. (51 mm) minimum air space clearance between the framing and chimney
section.
C.Frame the Fireplace
NOTE: Wiring for fans must be done before framed
enclosure is completed. If using a Heat Zone kit, it also
must be installed before enclosure is complete.
The NorthStar Fireplace will fit a framed opening height of
43-7/8 in. (1114 mm) tall and width of 42 in. (1067 mm). The
finished cavity depth must be no less than 24 in. (610 mm). Framing must extend straight up all the way to the ceiling.
Figure 12.1 shows a typical framing (using 2 x 4 lumber)
of the fireplace, assuming combustible materials are used.
All required clearances to combustibles around the fireplace
must be adhered to. See Figure 11.1, on page 11. Any framing across the top of the fireplace must be above the level of
the top standoffs. (No recess above standoffs.)
2 in.
(51mm)
Materials that are reported as passing ASTM E 136, Standard Test Method for Behavior of Materials, in a Vertical
Tube Furnace at 750°C, shall be considered non-combustible materials.
12 in.
Combustible Materials
Materials made of or surfaced with wood, compressed paper,
plant fibers, plastics, or other materials that can ignite and
burn, whether flame proofed or not, or whether plastered or
un-plastered shall be considered combustible materials.
(305mm)
Position combustible /
non-combustible mantel
60 in. (1524mm) from
base of the fireplace
43-7/8 in.
WARNING
Fire Risk
Hearth & Home Technologies is not responsible for discoloration, cracking or other material failures of finishing materials due to heat
exposure or smoke.
(1114mm)
24 in.
(610mm)
42 in.
(1067mm)
Figure 12.1 Framing the Fireplace
• Choose finishing materials carefully.
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Suggestions:
WARNING
1. Insulate chase.
Fire Risk
2. Finish chase walls with dry wall 5/8 in. (16mm) Type X
face tape.
Do not apply combustible finishing materials
over any part of the front of this fireplace.
3. All dimensions are to finished walls and ceilings.
• The metal fireplace face may only be
covered with noncombustible materials
such as ceramic tile, brick, or stone.
• Do not cover or block any cooling air
slots.
The decorative fascia must be removable
for future serviceability of the Automatic
Combustion Control.
WARNING
Figure 13.1 Sheetrocked Chase
WARNING
Fire Risk
Comply with all minimum clearances specified.
Fire Risk
• Maintain clearances.
• Use only non-combustible material below
standoffs, material such as cement board
is acceptable.
• Framing or finishing material used on the front
of, or in front of, the appliance closer than the
minimums listed, must be constructed entirely of
noncombustible materials (i.e., steel studs, concrete
board, etc.).
• A minimum 1/2 in. (13mm) air clearance must be maintained at the back and 1
in. (25mm) to the sides of the fireplace
assembly.
• Chimney sections at any level require a 2
in. (51mm) minimum air space clearance
between the framing and chimney section.
D. Electrical Access and Wiring Diagram
NOTE: The manual override switch, rheostat
speed control and cover plate are supplied. You
will need to supply: 14-3 wire with ground; 14-2
wire with ground; standard wall mount junction
box; and wire nuts.
Standard wall mount with
Junction Box
14-2 w/ground
14-3 w/ground
1. Remove junction box cover plate on the
bottom right side of the fireplace.
3. Match colors to wire harness, (red to red,
white to white, etc) and secure with wire
nuts.
NOTE: Wiring for fans must be done before
framed enclosure is completed. If using a
Heat Zone kit, it also must be installed before
enclosure is complete.
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Match colors to wire
harness (red to red,
white to white, etc) and
secure with a wire nut
WHITE
GREEN
Power to the Fireplace
Snap Disc
bypass switch
WHITE
RED
BLACK
2. Thread the 14-3 with ground wire through
the opening with the strain relief on the cover
plate.
WIRE NUT
Incoming Power
(110V)
BLACK
Figure 13.2 Fan Wiring Diagram
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(2438 mm) level above the fireplace assembly.
This reduces heat loss through the chase.
E.Construct the Chase
A chase is a vertical boxlike structure built to enclose the fireplace and/or its vent system. Vertical chimneys that run on
the outside of a building must be installed inside a chase.
4) In cold climates, the walls of the chase should
be insulated to the level of the false ceiling as
shown in Figure 14.1. This will help reduce heat
loss from the home around the fireplace.
In cold climates, it is recommended that the chase insulated
using batt type insulation between the joists.
Construction of the chase may vary with the type of building. These instructions are not substitutes for the requirements of local building codes. Local building codes MUST
be checked.
Round Termination Cap
Storm Collar
Metal Chase Top
Chases should be constructed in the manner of all outside
walls of the home to prevent cold air drafting problems. The
chase should not break the outside building envelope in any
manner. All outer walls need to be insulated.
Ceiling
Firestop
Building codes require false ceiling and ceiling firestops at
each floor of the chase or every 10 ft (3048 mm) of clear
space to control spread of fire.
Walls, ceiling, base plate and cantilever floor at the first level
of the chase should be insulated. See Figure 14.1. Vapor
and air infiltration barriers should be installed in the chase
as per regional codes for the rest of the home. Additionally,
Hearth & Home Technologies recommends that the inside
surfaces be sheet rocked and taped (or the use of an equivalent method) for maximum air tightness.
False Ceiling
Tabs
Holes and other openings should be caulked with high temperature caulk or stuffed with unfaced fiber glass insulation.
Insulation in the
outside walls
of the chase
Ceiling
Firestop
Insulation
WARNING
Fire Risk
• DO NOT pack insulation or other
combustibles: between ceiling firestops;
between chimney and attic insulation
shield.
• ALWAYS maintain specified clearances around chimney
and ceiling firestop systems.
• Install ceiling firestops as specified.
Failure to keep insulation or other material away from
chimney pipe may cause fire.
Attic
Insulation
Shield
False Ceiling
Insulation
False Ceiling
Chimney
Figure 14.1 Chase Assembly
Three examples of chase applications are shown in Figure 14.2.
1. Fireplace and chimney enclosed in an exterior chase.
2. Chimney offset through exterior wall and enclosed in
chase.
3. Chase constructed on roof.
Materials
a. The chase is constructed using framing materials
much the same as the walls in your home. A variety
of siding materials may be used including brick, stone,
veneer brick, or standard siding materials.
All outside walls should be insulated.
b. In constructing the chase, several factors must be
considered:
1) Maintain a 2 in. (51 mm) air space around the
chimney.
2) The chase top must be constructed of non-combustible material.
3) In cold climates, a firestop spacer should be
installed in an insulated false ceiling at the 8 ft.
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1
2
3
Figure 14.2 Chase Constructions
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Installation of Fireplace
1. Cut a 6 in. (152 mm) hole in outside wall to accommodate
air piping. The outside air is located on top, auxiliary
convection air intake is located on the bottom. See Figure
15.1.
CAUTION
Sharp Edges
• Wear protective gloves
and safety glasses during
installation.
2. Use 6 in. (152 mm) metal flex or rigid piping (not supplied)
to directly connect outside air to fireplace intake. Insulate
the pipe to prevent frost condensation.
3. Use the supplied termination caps.
A.Install the Outside Air Kit
This fireplace will operate correctly only if adequate ventilation is provided to allow proper draft to the fireplace system.
See Section 2.
Using an outside air kit must be used for combustion to minimize the effects of negative pressure within the structure.
We recommend you utilize the shortest duct run to optimize
the performance of the outside air kit. The outside air kit inlet
should be positioned in a manner that will not allow snow,
leaves, etc. to block the inlet. In some installations the air
duct may need to be run vertically. In such an installation, a
3 ft (914 mm) height difference must be maintained from the
top of the uppermost chimney section to the outside combustion air inlet. See Figure 16.1 on page 16.
See Figure 17.1 on page 17 for proper placement of outside
air inlet.
The outside air kit is installed on the right hand side of the
fireplace. See Figure 15.1 for handle location/operation.
Open/Close
Knob for
outside air
Figure 15.1
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OPEN
CLOSE
4. Seal between the wall and the pipe with silicone to prevent
moisture penetration and air leaks.
5. Seal between the termination cap and the house with
silicone to prevent air infiltration.
NOTE: A control knob allows you control of the outside air
inlet. Use of outside air for combustion is required to
conserve heated air within the structure and to provide
make up air to keep the fireplace venting properly.
IMPORTANT!
TURN CLOCKWISE TO “OPEN” POSITION.
OUTSIDE AIR KNOB MUST BE IN THE “OPEN” POSITION TO OPERATE FIREPLACE PROPERLY.
MAY BE CLOSED WHEN NOT IN USE TO PREVENT
COLD AIR INFILTRATION.
6 in. (152mm) rigid
or flex pipe
Termination Cap
supplied with
fireplace
Outside Air Installation
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WARNING
Fire Risk
Asphyxiation Risk
Do not draw outside combustion air from:
• Wall, floor or ceiling cavity.
• Enclosed space such as an attic or
garage.
• Close proximity to exhaust vents or
chimneys.
Fumes or odor may result.
Handle Left - Closed
Handle Right - Open
CAUTION
Risk of Smoke Spillage
Outside air inlet must be located to prevent blockage
from:
• Leaves
• Snow/ice
• Other debris
Blockage may cause combustion air starvation.
Attic insulation shield
must be used to keep
insulation away from
chimney.
Figure 16.2 Locating the Outside Air Control
3 ft. (91cm) min. from top of
uppermost chimney
section to air inlet.
Ceiling firestop
on floor of attic.
Figure 16.1 Outside Air Inlet Locations
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NO
Attic space
NO
Garage or
combustible
liquids storage
NO
Outlet blocked by
snow, leaves, etc.
NO
Outlet placed
higher than 3 ft
below the
termination cap
Use only duct materials
specified by manufacturer
Figure 17.1 Outside Combustion Air Placement
B.Secure the Fireplace
• Position the Fireplace
This fireplace may be placed on either a combustible or
noncombustible continuous flat surface. Follow the instructions for framing in Section 3.C. Slide the fireplace
into position. Be sure to provide the minimum 1 in. air
clearance at the sides and at back of the fireplace assembly. See Section 3.B.
CAUTION
Sharp Edges
• Wear protective gloves
and safety glasses during
installation.
WARNING
Fire Risk!
• Prevent contact with sagging, loose
insulation.
• Do NOT install against vapor barriers or
exposed insulation.
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WARNING
Fire Risk!
• Metal hearth strips MUST be installed.
Sparks or embers may ignite flooring.
• Place the Protective Metal Hearth Strips
Included with your fireplace you will find two metal
hearth strips measuring approximately 23 in. x 4 in.
(584 mm x 102 mm). These strips are used to provide
added protection where the fireplace and the hearth extension meet.
Slide each metal strip 2 in. (51 mm) under the front edge
of the fireplace. The individual pieces must overlap each
other by 1 in. (25 mm) minimum in the middle of the fireplace to provide continuous coverage of the floor. See
Figure 18.1. These metal strips should extend from the
front and sides of the fireplace opening by 2 in. (51 mm).
Screw metal strips in place.
Note: When elevating the fireplace above the hearth
extension the front of the elevated platform must be
protected with a protective metal hearth strip (not included)
as shown in Figure 18.2.
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• Level the Fireplace
Level the fireplace side-to-side and front‑to‑back. Shim
with noncombustible material, such as sheet metal, as
necessary. Secure the fireplace (using the pallet mounting brackets located on either side of the fireplace) to the
vertical subfloor.
Pallet Mounting
Brackets
1 in. (25mm) Overlap
Metal strips 2 in. (51mm) under edge of
Fireplace and Hearth Extension and 2 in.
(51mm) on both side of fireplace opening.
Nail or screw metal strips in place.
Figure 18.1 Position the Protective Metal Hearth Strips
Top piece must overlap
bottom piece
Raised Platform
2 in.
(51 mm)
1 in. (25 mm) min.
overlap
Floor
2 in.
(51 mm)
Nail or screw metal strips in place.
Figure 18.2 Protect the Front of an Elevated Platform
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Chimney Assembly
Chimney must extend
beyond combustible
roof structure
Maintain minimum
height of chimney
above roof
Install roof flashing
according to minimum
requirements
Offsets/returns
may not exceed
30° from vertical
Termination Cap
Additional
support for
tall chimneys
Storm Collar
Maintain minimum
clearances to
combustibles as
specified
Support straps for offsets/
returns must be secured
to adequate framing
Ceiling firestops
are required where
chimney passes
through ceiling or
floor
Figure 19.1 Typical Chimney System - Guidelines for Chimney System Installation
NOTE:
• Chimney performance may vary.
• Trees, buildings, roof lines and wind conditions affect
performance.
• Chimney height may need adjustment if smoking or
overdraft occurs.
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A.Chimney Requirements
Vertical distances are measured from the base of the fireplace as shown in Figure 20.1.
Minimum overall straight height
Minimum height with single offset/
return
13 ft
3.96 m
14.5 ft
4.42 m
Double offset/return minimum height
20 ft
6.1 m
Maximum height
50 ft
15.24 m
Maximum chimney length between an
offset and return
20 ft
6.1 m
Maximum distance between chimney
stabilizers
35 ft
10.67 m
Maximum unsupported chimney
length between the offset and return
6 ft
1.83 m
Maximum unsupported chimney
height above the fireplace
35 ft
10.67 m
Maximum unsupported chimney
above roof
6 ft
1.83 m
B. Chimney Termination Requirements
To determine the chimney components needed to complete
your particular installation, follow the steps below:
• Determine the total vertical height of the fireplace
installation. This dimension is measured from the base of
the fireplace assembly to the point where the smoke exits
the termination cap.
• Subtract the effective height of the fireplace assembly from
the overall height of the fireplace installation (measured
from the base of the fireplace to the bottom of the
termination cap, 13 ft. (4m).
• Refer to Table 20.1 to determine what components must
be selected to complete the fireplace installation.
• Determine the number of ceiling firestops, stabilizers,
roof flashing, etc. required to complete the fireplace
installation.
Table 20.1
HEIGHT OF CHIMNEY COMPONENTS
Note: A maximum of two pairs of offsets and returns may
be used.
WARNING
Fire Risk
• Must maintain 2 in. (51 mm) air clearance
to insulation and other combustible
materials.
in.
mm
4-3/4
121
FS338
0
0
FS339
0
0
FS340
0
0
SL315
13-3/8
340
SL330
15-1/2
394
RF370
0
0
RF371
0
0
SL306
4-3/4
121
SL312
10-3/4
273
SL318
16-3/4
425
SL324
22-3/4
578
SL336
34-3/4
883
SL348
46-3/4
1187
Chimney Stabilizer
SL3
Ceiling Firestops
Offsets/Returns
Roof Flashing
6 ft (1.83 m) max.
unsupported chimney
above roof
6 ft (1.8 m) max.
unsupported
run
20 ft (6.10 m) max.
pipe between an
offset & return
Chimney Sections*
* Dimensions reflect effective height.
Ceiling firestop
44 in.
(1118 mm)
to top of
standoffs
35 ft (10.7 m)
max. straight
unsupported
chimney height
14.5 ft (4.42 m) min. height/single offset-return
20 ft. (6.10 m) min. height/double offset-return
50 ft (15.24 m) max. height
WARNING
Asphyxiation Risk.
• Do NOT connect this unit to a chimney flue
servicing another appliance.
• Do NOT connect to any air distribution duct or
system.
May allow flue gases to enter the house.
Figure 20.1 Chimney Requirements
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C.Using Offsets/Returns
To bypass any overhead obstructions, the chimney may be
offset using an offset/return.
An offset and return may be attached together or a chimney
section(s) may be used between an offset and return.
Perform the following steps to determine the correct chimney component combination for your particular installation:
WARNING
• Measure how far the chimney needs to be shifted to enable
it to avoid the overhead obstacle. See Figure 21.2. Use
dimension “A” to determine chimney section required to
achieve the needed shift.
• After determining the offset dimension, refer to Table 21.1
and find the “A” dimension closest to but not less than the
distance of shift needed for your installation.
• The “B” dimension that coincides with the “A” dimension
represents the required vertical clearance that is needed
to complete the offset and return.
• Read across the chart and find the number of chimney
sections required and the model number of those particular
chimney parts.
Fire Risk
DO NOT combine offsets to create an offset
greater than 30° from vertical.
• Draft will be restricted.
• Whenever the chimney penetrates a floor/ceiling, a ceiling
firestop must be installed.
• The effective height of the fireplace assembly is measured
from the base of the fireplace.
Table 21.1
Part SL315
Part SL315
15°
30°
A
B
A
B
Example:
SL306
SL312
SL318
SL324
SL336
SL348
1-5/8”
13-3/8”
3-7/8”
14-1/2”
-
-
-
-
-
-
2-7/8”
17-3/4”
6-1/4”
18-5/8”
1
-
-
-
-
-
4-1/2”
-
8-5/8”
22-3/4”
2
-
-
-
-
-
23-5/8”
9-1/4”
23-3/4”
-
1
-
-
-
-
6”
7-1/4”
-
11-5/8”
27-7/8”
1
1
-
-
-
-
29-3/8”
12-1/4”
29”
-
-
1
-
-
-
34”
14-5/8”
33”
-
2
-
-
-
-
-
-
15-1/4”
34-1/8”
-
-
2
1
-
-
-
-
17-5/8”
38-1/4”
1
-
-
1
-
-
-
-
20-5/8”
43-1/2”
-
-
-
-
-
-
10-5/8”
46-3/4”
21-1/4”
44-5/8”
-
-
-
-
1
-
11-7/8”
51-3/8”
23-5/8”
48-3/8”
1
-
-
-
1
-
-
-
26-5/8”
53-7/8”
-
-
-
2
-
-
13-3/4”
58-3/8”
27-1/4”
55-3/4”
-
-
-
-
-
-
15”
63”
29-5/8”
59”
1
-
-
-
-
1
16-1/2”
68-3/4”
32-5/8”
64-1/4”
-
1
-
-
-
1
18”
74-5/8”
35-5/8”
69-1/2”
-
-
1
-
-
1
-
-
38-5/8”
74-5/8”
-
-
-
1
-
1
-
-
41”
78-3/4”
1
-
-
1
-
1
22-3/4”
91-7/8”
44-5/8”
85”
-
-
-
-
1
1
24”
96-1/2”
47”
89-1/8”
1
-
-
-
1
1
25”
103-1/2”
50-5/8”
95-1/2”
-
-
-
-
-
2
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Your “A” dimension from Figure 21.2 is
14 1/2 in. (368 mm). Using Table 21.1
the dimension closest to, but not less
than 14 1/2 in. (368 mm) is 14 1/2 in.
(368 mm) using a 30° offset/return. It is
then determined from the table that you
would need 34 1/8 in. (867 mm) (Dimension “B”) between the offset and return.
The chimney component that best fits
your application is one SL324.
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B
1-1/4 in. (32 mm)
OVERLAP
Figure 21.2 Chimney Offset/
Return
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D.Assemble the Chimney Sections
Attach either a straight chimney section or an offset to the
top of the fireplace (depending on your installation requirement). Chimney sections are locked together by pushing
downward until the top section meets the stop bead on the
lower section.
The inner flue is placed to the inside of the flue section below
it. The outer casing is placed outside the outer casing of the
chimney section below it. See Figure 22.1.
If you are using a different approved venting system, follow
the instructions that were supplied with that system.
E. Assembling Chimney Sections for the SL300 Series
NOTE: Chimney Air Kit, Part CAK4A is required
when using the SL-300 Pipe Series. Detailed instructions are supplied with the kit.
Installing CAK4A and Flex Pipe
NOTE: FOLLOW DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS THAT COME
WITH THE CAK4A.
1. Install the chimney pipe first.
2. Hand bend the tabs in position before placing on the
fireplace.
3. Place the box on top of the fireplace around the chimney
pipe, push both pieces together and secure with screws
provided.
4. Use the pre-punched holes in the tabs as guides and drill
holes through the fireplace top.
5. Secure the CAK4A in place.
6. Seal around the kit at the flue and at the top of the can
with caulk.
Attach
Flue First
Secure with Screws
Provided
Figure 22.1 Assembling Chimney Sections
CAK4A
Note: Inner flue and outer liner sections cannot be
disassembled once locked together. Plan ahead to ensure
the proper installation height is achieved with the selected
chimney components.
WARNING
Fire Risk
Do NOT install substitute or damaged
chimney components.
• MUST use chimney system described in
this manual.
• NO OTHER chimney components may
be used.
Substitute or damaged chimney components
may impair safe operation.
Push Together
Secure to Top
Figure 22.2 Installing the CAK4A
NOTES:
1.The outside termination cap must be a minimum of 6 ft
(1829 mm) above the ground and kept free of debris.
2.If the CAK4A is installed in a chase, the CAK4A side
termination cap must be at least 3 ft (914 mm) below the
chimney top.
3. Seal around the cap and flex with caulk to stop air from
getting in to the chase (See Figure 23.1 on page 23).
WARNING
Fire Risk
• The flex hose must never be
compressed or deformed!
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ROOM ABOVE (non-insulated ceiling)
Wire Ties
B
A
4" Flex
Wire Ties
Ceilng firestop
attached to bottom
of framing
2 in. (51mm)
clearance
Figure 23.1 Installing Flex Pipe
F. Install the Ceiling Firestops
• Mark and cut an opening in the ceiling for the ceiling
firestop being used. See Figure 23.2.
• Frame the opening with the same size lumber used in the
ceiling joists.
• Install the firestop spacer.
These firestop spacers are designed to provide the
minimum 2 in. (51 mm) air space required around the
chimney. In all situations, the firestop spacers are to be
nailed to the ceiling joists from the bottom or fireplace
side, EXCEPT when the space above is an insulated
ceiling or attic space. In this situation, the firestop spacer
must be nailed from the top side to prevent loose insulation from falling into the required 2 in. (51 mm) air space
around the chimney.
NOTE: See Figures 24.1 and 24.2 on page 24.
CAUTION
• Ceiling firestops must be used at ceiling/floor.
• Chase construction requires ceiling firestops at each
floor or every 10 ft (3.05 m) of clear space.
• Use same dimensional lumber as joists.
Ceiling firestop slows spread of fire and reduces cold air
infiltration.
ATTIC ABOVE (insulated ceiling)
Ceiling firestop
attached to top of
framing
When attic insulation
shield not used
2 in. (51mm)
clearance
Note: Use same dimensional lumber for framing
ceiling firestop and joists.
A
B
Catalog #
in.
mm
in.
FS338
14-1/2
368
14-1/2
368
FS339
14-1/2
368
18-3/8
467
FS340
14-1/2
368
23
584
mm
Figure 23.2 Installing the Ceiling Firestop
Note: You must provide support for the pipe during
construction and check to be sure inadvertent loading has
not dislodged the chimney section from the fireplace or at
any chimney joint.
Note: The ceiling firestop MUST be nailed to the bottom
of the ceiling joists EXCEPT when the space above is
uninsulated and the attic insulation shield is not being used
(see Figure 23.2). When the attic insulation shield is used
the ceiling firestop may be above or below the joist of an
insulated ceiling.
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G.Install the Attic Insulation Shield
An insulation shield must be installed when there is a possibility of insulation coming into contact with the factory built
chimney system.
• Bend the tabs at the top of the attic insulation shield inward.
This will help keep the chimney section centered in the
shield.
• Position the shield over the vertical chimney section where
it penetrates a ceiling firestop.
• Slide the shield down until it rests on the ceiling firestop.
The ceiling firestop will support the insulation shield. See
Figures 24.1 and 24.2.
Tabs
14-1/2 in. (368mm)
24 in.
Insulation (610mm)
2 in. (51mm)
Attic Insulation
Shield
Ceiling Firestop
10-1/2 in.
(267mm)
Chimney
WARNING
Fire Risk
• DO NOT pack insulation or other
combustibles: between ceiling firestops;
between chimney and attic insulation
shield.
• ALWAYS maintain specified clearances around chimney
and ceiling firestop systems.
• Install ceiling firestops as specified.
Failure to keep insulation or other material away from
chimney pipe may cause fire.
H. Double-check the Chimney Assembly
Continue assembling the chimney sections up through the
ceiling firestops as needed. While doing so, be aware of the
height and unsupported chimney length limitations given under Section 5.A. Chimney Requirements.
Check each section by pulling up slightly from the top to ensure proper engagement before installing the succeeding
sections. If they have been connected correctly, they will not
disengage when tested.
Figure 24.1 Install Attic Insulation Shield Above the Ceiling
14-1/2 in. (368 mm)
Insulation
24 in.
(610 mm)
10-1/2 in.
(267 mm)
Chimney
Tabs
Attic
Insulation
Shield
2 in. (51mm)
Ceiling Firestop
Figure 24.2 Install Attic Insulation Shield Below the Ceiling
I. Secure the Chimney
When offsets and returns are joined to straight pipe sections,
they must be locked into position with the screws provided*
(outer only), using the predrilled holes. To prevent gravity
from pulling the chimney sections apart, the returns and the
chimney stabilizers have hanger straps for securing these
parts to joists or rafters. See Figure 24.3.
* Use #6 or #8 sheet metal screw, or larger, no longer than
1/2 in. (13mm).
Straps
Optional
Additional
Support
Ceiling
Firestop
Joint
Band
(Optional)
WARNING
Fire Risk
• Secure offsets with screws (not to exceed
1/2 in. / 13mm in length).
• Secure returns with strapping.
• Straight chimney sections may be secured with screws
(not to exceed 1/2 in./13 mm in length) at the joints.
Keep chimney sections from separating or twisting.
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Figure 24.3 Secure the Chimney
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Complete the Enclosure
A.Chimney Termination (2-10-3 Rule)
Chimney Termination Requirements (See Figures 25.1 and 25.2)
• Must have a cap approved and listed for this fireplace system
• Must not be located where it will become plugged by snow or other material
• Must terminate at least 3 ft (914 mm) above the roof and at least 2 ft (610 mm) above any portion of the roof within 10 ft
(3.05 m)
• Must be located away from trees or other structures
Slanted Roofs
Chimney must extend 2 ft (610 mm)
above any portion of the roof
within 10 ft (3048 mm) of the chimney
Chimney must
extend 3 ft
(914 mm)
above the roof
Flat Roofs
Chimney must extend 2 ft (610 mm)
above any portion of the roof
within 10 ft (3048 mm) of the chimney
Chimney must
extend 3 ft
(914 mm)
above the roof
Figure 25.1 Termination Requirements
GAS, WOOD OR FUEL
OIL TERMINATION
C
B
GAS
TERMINATION
A
Gas
Termination
Wood & Fuel Oil
Termination
Comments
Horizontal distance between terminations
A
6 in.
20 in. min.
B
20 in.
24 in. min.
C
18 in.
18 in.
Distance to perpendicular wall
Vertical distance between terminations
Figure 25.2 Multiple Chimneys
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NOTE: Wiring for fans must be done before framed
enclosure is completed. If using a Heat Zone kit, it also
must be installed before enclosure is complete.
• Mark the Exit Point of the Roof
Locate the point where the chimney will exit the roof by
plumbing down to the center of the chimney. Drive a nail
up through the roof to mark the center. See Figure 26.1.
• Cut Out the Hole in the Roof
Measure to either side of the nail and mark the 14‑1/2 in.
x 14-1/2 in. (368 mm x 368 mm) opening required. This
is measured on the horizontal; actual length may be larger depending on the pitch of the roof. Cut out and frame
the opening. See Chapter 25 of the Uniform Building
Code for roof framing details.
WARNING
Fire Risk
• Must maintain 2 in. (51 mm) air clearance
to insulation and other combustible
materials.
• Assemble the Chimney Sections Through the
Roof
Continue to add chimney sections through the roof opening, maintaining at least a 2 in. (51 mm) air space to combustible materials.
• Install the Roof Flashing
Figure 26.1 Ceiling/Attic Construction
If a roof flashing is to be used, install the roof flashing
appropriate to the roof pitch and install a termination cap
and storm collar following the instructions shipped with
the cap.
For chase installations you can use a round termination
cap, a round telescoping termination cap or a square
termination cap (See pages 62). A chase installation
must use a chase top. Chase tops are available from your
dealer. See page 14 for building a chase.
• Install the Chimney Air Kit (required in Canada):
When installing the chimney air kit, follow the instructions
provided with this accessory. See page 22.
• Completion of the Enclosure
Complete the fireplace enclosure, allowing space for
outside air ducts. Electrical wiring should not come in
contact with the fireplace. A minimum clearance of 1 in.
(25 mm) must be maintained between the fireplace
back and 1 in. (25 mm) minimum clearances to sides
and the enclosure.
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B. SL-300 Series Ceiling/Roof Thimble
NOTE: REQUIRED for manufactured homes with vaulted
ceilings.
CHIMNEY
FLASHING
THIMBLE
EXTENSION
1.Locate the point where the chimney will exit the roof by
plumbing down to the center of the chimney. Lay out, cut
and frame a 14-1/2 in. (368 mm) square opening (measured
on the horizontal) through the ceiling and roof structure.
Consult local codes for framing details.
2.The thimble must extend completely through the roof structure shielding combustible materials. Five location holes
have been provided to allow for a variety of ceiling/roof
thicknesses. A Thimble Extension is required when the
ceiling/roof thickness exceeds 12-1/2 in. (318 mm). The
extension should overlap the thimble one inch.
3.To attach the extension to the thimble, drill 1/8 in. (3 mm)
holes through the outer shield of the thimble using the
predrilled holes in the extension as guides. Attach the
extension to the thimble using the screws provided with
the extension.
4.Install the thimble assembly and nail it securely to the framing members.
5.Center the flashing over the chimney and nail it to the roof
using the Stormguard nails provided. Keep gaps between
the flashing plate and the roof to a minimum. Caulk the flashing plate and roof junction as well as the vertical seam on
the flashing. All nail heads must be caulked with a roofing
sealant.
FLASHING
PLATE
SCREW
NAIL
THIMBLE
Figure 27.2 Installing Part 12966A, Configuration 2
FLASHING
CHIMNEY
FLASHING
PLATE
THIMBLE
EXTENSION
SCREW
ADJUSTABLE
EXTENSION
HOLES
NAIL
THIMBLE
Figure 27.3 Installing Part 12966A, Configuration 3
6.Finish assembling the chimney storm collar and termination cap following the installation instructions provided with
them.
CHIMNEY
FLASHING
FLASHING
PLATE
JOISTS
NAIL
THIMBLE
Figure 27.1 Installing Part: 12966A, Configuration 1
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C.Chase Top
A metal chase top is required to seal the top of the chase
around the chimney pipe. The top should include a turndown and drip edge to prevent water from seeping into the
chase. Provide a 1/8 in. (3 mm) gap around the flue pipe
and slope the top downward away from the penetration. See
Figure 28.1.
• All seams must be caulked to prevent leaks.
• A chase installation must use a chase top. Chase tops
are available from your Heat & Glo dealer or may be field
constructed.
• Attach the chase top to the top of the chase.
Termination Cap
WARNING
Fire Risk
• Never install a single wall slip section or
smoke-pipe in a chase structure.
The higher temperature of this single wall
pipe may radiate sufficient heat to combustible chase materials to cause a fire.
D.Install the Termination Cap
Note: To protect against the effect of corrosion on those
parts exposed to the weather, the termination cap can be
painted with a rust-resistant paint.
WARNING
2 in. (51 mm) Collar
on Chase Top
Caulk
Storm Collar
Slope Downward
Turn-down
Drip Edge
Chase
(Chimney)
.018 (26 ga) min.
Galvanized
Chase Top
Figure 28.1 Chase Top Construction
Fire Risk
• The minimum overlap of cap to pipe
MUST be met or chimney may separate
from cap.
Separation allows sparks, heat and embers
to escape.
• Install the chimney sections up through the chase
enclosure. When using a round termination cap, the
uppermost top section of pipe must extend 6 in. (152 mm)
above the top of the flashing collar to allow installation of
the storm collar and termination cap. See Figure 28.3.
Minimum 1-1/2 in. (38 mm) overlap of cap over pipe
Storm Collar
• Chase Top Framing
Framing to top of chase must be constructed to support
service persons, snow load, etc. Maintain 2 in. (51 mm)
clearance to combustibles. Top of framing should be
sheeted with plywood particle board. See Figure 28.2.
2 in. (51 mm) min.
6 in. (152mm) min.
Flashing Collar
2 in. (51 mm) min. collar
Figure 28.3 Installing a TR344 Round Termination Cap
• For installations utilizing a round telescoping termination
Exterior sheeting
Chase top framing
cap, the uppermost chimney section must be below the top
of the chase top, but not more than 14‑1/2 in. (368 mm)
below the top of the chase top. Minimum overlap of
chimney and termination cap must be 1-1/2 in. (38 mm).
See Figure 29.1 on page 29.
Figure 28.2
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• For installations utilizing a Terra Cotta Cap the last chimney
section must be between 7 in. (178 mm) below the chase
top and 2 in. (51 mm) above. See Figure 29.4.
Storm Collar
2 in. (51 mm) min.
Flashing Collar
1-1/2 in. (38 mm)
min. overlap
14-1/2 in. (368mm) max.
Top of Pipe
1-1/2 in. (38 mm) min.
overlap
{
Figure 29.1 Installing a TR342 Round Telescoping Termination Cap
NOTE: TR342/TR344: For less air restriction to flue gases, use top vent kit listed in Section 12.
• For installations utilizing an ST375 Square Termination
Cap the last chimney section must not be more than
4‑1/2 in. (114 mm) below the chase top. See Figure
29.2.
Flashing Collar
Cap Standoff
1-1/2in.
(8 mm) min.
overlap
The last section of pipe
must stop between the
distances given below.
Top of Pipe
2 in. (51 mm) above top
of the chase.
7 in. (178 mm) below top
of the chase.
Figure 29.4 Installing a TCT375 Terra Cotta Cap
• For chase installations you can use a Round Termination
Cap, a Round Telescoping Termination Cap, a Square
Termination Cap, or a Terra Cotta Termination Cap.
• For installations utilizing a European Copper Series
Termination Cap, See Figure 29.5.
• Install termination caps following instructions provided
with them.
2 in. (51 mm) min.
Top of Pipe
4-1/2in.
(114 mm)
max.
Cap Base
Figure 29.2 Installing an ST375 Square Termination Cap
• For installations utilizing a TS345/TS345P Square
Termination Cap, the uppermost chimney section must
not be more than 3 in. (76 mm) below the chase top. See
Figure 29.3.
(cap inner flue)
bracket (8)
screw (8)*
chimney top
Flashing
Collar
2 in.
(51 mm)
min.
chase
top
(metal or masonry) SL pipe
inner flue
2 - 6 in.
(51-152 mm)
2 in. (51 mm)
typical
Figure 29.5 Installing a European Copper Series Termination Cap
(CT3-King shown)
1-1/2 in.
(38 mm)
min.
overlap
Top of Pipe
3 in.
(76 mm)
max.
Figure 29.3 Installing a TS345/TS345P Square Termination Cap
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Accessories
A. Fan Replacement
Removing the Fan
1. Unplug the wire harness.
CAUTION
Shock Risk
Circulating Fireplace Only
• Do NOT remove grounding prong from
plug.
• Plug directly into properly grounded three-prong
receptacle.
• Route cord away from appliance.
• Do NOT route cord under or in front of appliance.
Fan Cord Location
The NorthStar Fireplace comes standard equipped with two
fans, installed at the factory with electric access on the right
side of fireplace (as you face it).
CAUTION
Shock Risk
Disconnect power by turning off circuit breaker
before servicing.
2. Lift fan from locating pins and remove. Repeat for second
fan if necessary. See Figure 30.2.
Unplug wire
harness before
removing fan
Remove nut
and lift out fan
Figure 30.2 Fan Motor
3. Inspect the gasket and ensure it is in good condition.
4. Connect new fan wires to wire harness.
5. Before installing the fan, make sure the grommets are
tightly in place. Insert the right fan and place over the 2
locating pins. Repeat for other fan. Figure 30.3.
Fan Replacement Instructions
1. Remove the brick from the bottom of the fireplace and 3
of the back vertical bricks.
2. Remove the 2 screws from the access panel in the firebox floor. See Figure 30.1.
3. Pry up the access panel using the screwdriver slot and
completely remove the panel.
Figure 30.3 Installing Fans
6. Re-install bottom panel or firebox access panel in
reverse order as described above.
7 Replace the brick that was removed.
8. Reconnect the power.
Screws
Screwdriver Slot
Figure 30.1 Accessing Fan Motor
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B. Baffle Removal and Installation
1. Remove all ash from firebox, and extinguish all hot embers
before disposal into a metal container.
2. Remove the baffle protection channel by turning it down
and pulling it out of the firebox. See Figure 31.1.
Figure 31.3 Removing Baffle (shown without ceramic blanket)
C. Door and Door Gasket
Figure 31.1 Removing Baffle Protection Channel
3. Remove ceramic blanket from above the baffle.
4. With a 3/16 in. Allen wrench, remove the front manifold
tube retainer bolt on the air channel under the end of
the front tube. See Figure 31.2.
Periodically check the door gasket for proper seal. As the gasket
compresses or “seats” during use, it may become necessary to
adjust or tighten the door latch.
To Adjust or Tighten Door Latch
Remove spacing washers shown in Figure 31.4. At least one
spacing washer and the black washer must be left in place.
OR
Replace the gasket material. Wear or damage to the gasket
material can cause air leakage into the firebox resulting in
overfiring and loss of efficiency.
A replacement gasket is available from your dealer.
Latch Cam
Door Cross Section
(example)
Locknut
Handle
Figure 31.2 Removing Manifold Tube
NOTE: Soak the bolt with penetrating oil for at least 15
minutes before trying to remove it.
5. To remove manifold tube, slide the tube to one side
until one end is out of its hole. Then, while lifting that
end of the fiber board baffle, pull tube up over the air
channel and out of hole at the other end. It is only
necessary to remove the first tube in order to remove
the baffle.
Spacing Washers
Teflon Washer
DONOTREMOVE
Square Key
Figure 31.4 Door Handle Assembly
6. Slide fiber board baffle forward to front of fireplace and
straight out through door. See Figure 31.3.
7. To install the fiber board baffle, repeat steps 2 through
4 in reverse. Be sure the fiber board baffle and ceramic
blanket are pushed back fully and the blanket is down
and flat.
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D. Heat Zone Kit
DUCT RUN REQUIREMENTS
This kit is tested and safe when installed in accordance with
this installation manual. It is your responsibility to read all
instructions before starting installation and to follow these
instructions carefully during installations.
Installation of this kit MUST by performed by a qualified service technician.
The Heat-Zone-Wood kit is carefully engineered and must
be installed only as specified. If you modify it or any of its
components you will void the warranty and you may possibly
cause a fire hazard. Installation must be done according to
applicable local, state, provincial and/or national codes.
Plan the location of the fireplace and warm air duct run(s).
CAUTION
MAXIMUM Duct Run = 40 ft. (12m)
MINIMUM Duct Run = 36 in. (914mm)
DUCTING MATERIAL
6 in. (152mm) B-Vent Only
DO NOT DUCT into existing furnace plenum
MINIMUM CLEARANCE TO COMBUSTIBLES
1 in. (25mm) from the B-Vent
1/2 in. (13mm) from top & bottom of outlet box
0 in. (0mm) from the sides of outlet box
12 in. (305mm) from wall register to ceiling*
*(See Figure 32.1).
ALL wiring should be done by a qualified electrician and
shall be in compliance with local codes and with the National
Electric Code NFPA/NEC No. 70-current (in the United
States), or with the current CSC22.1 Canadian Electric
Code (in Canada).
Possible Air Duct Runs / Locations
12 in. (05mm) minimum clearance
from register to ceiling
Wall Register
Ceiling Register
Floor Register
Ceiling Register
Two Duct Kits
Figure 32.1
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INSTALLATION
1. Remove the knockout or cover plate from the top of the
fireplace and discard it. See Figure 33.1.
2. Cut a 3 in. (76mm) hole in the insulation board as per the
dimensions shown in Figure 33.1.
3-13/16 in.
(97mm)
3-1/8 in. (79mm)
Adapter
CL
Figure 33.3
Mounting
Plate
6. Slide the starter pipe into the fireplace, matching the holes
in the plate to the holes in the fireplace.
Starter Pipe
Knockout
m)
(76m d
in.
ar
Cut a lation bo
u
in ins
hole
Figure 33.1
3. Determine the necessary length of starter pipe from the
following table and cut as required. See Figure 33.2.
4. The starter pipe is shipped flat. After cutting to the required
length, manually roll the pipe together and snap lock into
place. NOTE: It is important the pipe length be adhered
to or it will affect the performance of your fireplace.
Run Length 20 - 40 ft (6-12m)
Cut Pipe
2 in. (51mm)*
*A minimum of 2 in. (51mm) pipe must be used to
cover the raw insulation to prevent it tfrom blowing out through the Return Air Grille.
10 - 20 ft (3 - 6m)
8 in. (203mm)
3 - 10 ft (1 - 3m)
No cut needed**
**Use full 16 in. (406mm) as supplied
Figure 33.2
5. On the Mounting Plate, hand bend the tabs downward. Slide the tabs over the outside of the starter pipe. Secure
with 4 sheet metal screws included in fasteners package.
Figure 33.3.
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7. Place the Adapter on the Mounting Plate lining up holes.
Using the 4 sheet metal screws included in the kit, secure
the Adapter and Mounting Plate into fireplace. After securing to the fireplace, tape down the Adapter edges to the top
of the fireplace with aluminum tape to prevent leakage.
8. Determine the location for the air register and fan housing
assembly. Cut a 7-5/8 in. x 13-5/8 in. (143 x 346mm) hole
between framing members (wall studs or floor joists). The
brackets can be rotated 180° and mounted to the back side
of the 2 x 4 if necessary. See Figure 34.2 on page 34.
NOTE: The fan and electrical connections must be
accessible for servicing per local code requirements.
NOTE: If the fan housing is installed in a 2 x 4 wall, the
front of the housing will protrude approximately 1/4 in.
(6mm) from the finished wall. See Figure 34.1 on page
34.
WARNING
Fire Risk
Comply with all minimum clearances specified.
• A minimum 1/2 in. (13mm) air clearance must be maintained at the back and 1
in. (25mm) to the sides of the fireplace
assembly.
9. Attach enough 6 in. (152mm) B-Vent as required for
your installation to the fan housing. A maximum of (4) 90°
elbows is recommended. Securely twist lock the B-Vent
to the Adapter.
Also screw the B-Vent to the outlet box on the fan housing.
See Figure 34.2 on page 34. Support duct at intervals of no
greater than 4 ft (1 m) as required by local code.
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NOTE: Secure the duct so that clearance to the fireplace outer wrap is maintained. Tape all seams with
aluminum tape 1-1/4 in. (32mm) minimum width or as
specified by local codes.)
2 x 4 Wall
Fan Housing
10. Seal all the way around the inside of the Return Air Grille
to prevent hot air being drawn back into the venting system
using gasketing supplied with the kit. Leave 1/4 in. (6mm)
clearance from all 4 outer edges. Trim excess gasketing.
See Figure 34.3.
Seal grille using gasketing supplied with
the kit
2 x 4 wall
Leave1/4"(6mm)clearancefrom
all 4 outer edges
1/2in.(13mm)
clearance to
combustibles
must be
maintained.
Figure 34.3
Sheet Rock
Figure 34.1
Secure B-Vent to Fan Housing
with sheet metal screws
11. Install the variable speed wall rheostat (with setting on
“OFF”) in a convenient location. This switch will control the
Heat-Zone fan operation.
12. Remove the Junction Box. Wire 110 VAC service TO the
wall rheostat and FROM the wall rheostat to the fan Junction
Box. Use wire nuts to secure the 110 VAC service wires to
the hot (black) and neutral (white) fan wires and screw the
110 VAC ground wire to the Junction Box. See Figure 34.4.
Junction Box
Black
White
Bracket
Wire Nuts
Can rotate
180o
Return Air Grille
Install with Louvers
pointed down
Wire Clamp
Securely Twist
Lock B-Vent to
Adapter
Junction Box Removed
Figure 34.4
13. Secure the Return Air Grille to the fan housing making
sure it is flush. The grille must be installed with the louvers
pointing down.
NOTE: DO NOT USE ADJUSTABLE REGISTERS.
14. Complete the fireplace installations as per the instructions found in this Owner’s Manual.
Figure 34.2
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E. Timer Assembly Replacement
CAUTION
Remove 2 screws
in cover plate
Shock Risk
Disconnect power by turning off circuit breaker
before servicing.
Black Knob
Spring Handle
Cover Plate
Figure 35.3
Linkage Arm
1/4” bolts
Cov
er P
Mechanical
Timer
Timer Assemby
late
Figure 35.1 Timer Assembly
1. Remove both doors by lifting doors up and off of
hinges.
2. Remove the black knob and spring handle.
3. Remove the outside air knob and then the 4 screws from
each corner of fascia and remove the fascia. Place on
protected surface.
4. Remove the 3 center bricks from back of fireplace and
all the floor bricks.
5. Remove 2 Phillips head screws and pry open access
door in the bottom of the fireplace with a flat head screwdriver. Figure 35.2.
Figure 35.4
Pry pointed edge
toward fireplace and
then down and out to
remove.
Remove 2 screws & pry open door
Cover Plate
Figure 35.5
Figure 35.2
6. Remove 2 screws from cover plate & pull cover plate
toward you. Figures 35.3 & 35.4. Use a flat head screwdriver to pry the corner edge loose. Pry toward the fireplace and then press down and out. Figure 35.5.
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7. Move slider control rod and linkage arm to the right and
out of the way. Pull rod down and out towards you. Lay
the control arm down. Figures 36.1 and 36.2.
8. The timer assembly is bolted under the face. Use a 7/16
socket wrench to remove the 2 bolts. Figure 36.3.
9. There is very little room to pull the timer assembly out the
front of the fireplace. Place your hand through the access
door in the floor of the fireplace. Let the timer assembly
drop down and then rotate it up through the access door.
Figures 36.3 and 36.4.
Linkage Arm
Slider Control Rod
Figure 36.3
Figure 36.1
Timer Assembly
with Gasket
Remove 2 bolts from timer assembly
Slider Control Rod
Linkage Arm
Figure 36.4
Figure 36.2
REMOVE & REPLACE TIMER
1. Loosen set screw on timer, remove 2 screws and remove
timer. See Figure 36.5.
2. Install new timer using same 2 screws. It is very important that the D cut side of the timer shaft is facing the
opposite side of the linkage timer arm. Figure 36.6.
Remove
2 screws
Remove Timer
Loosen Set Screw
Figure 36.5
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D cut side of timer shaft must face
away from the Linkage Timer Arm
Figure 36.6
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3. Place linkage control arm over timer shaft and tighten
set screw. Figure 37.1.
4. Rotate linkage control arm into final position and reattach to mounting plate. Note that the D cut is now
facing the linkage timer arm. Re-attach the linkage timer
arm. Figure 37.2.
Attach to
Mounting
Plate
Tighten set screw
Attach Linkage
Timer Arm
“D” cut is not facing the Linkage Arm
Figure 37.1
Figure 37.2
Figure 37.3 Exploded View of Entire Assembly for Point of Reference only
Item
1
Description
Screw 8-32 x 1/2 PH PHL TC
Qty
Item
2
6
Attachment Nut & Set Screw
1
7
Linkage Timer Arm
1
8
Door Linkage
1
9
Timer, Mechanical, 12 hours
1
10
Mounting Bracket
1
2
Screw 6-32 x 1/4 PH PHL TC
2
3
Washer SAE #10
2
4
Bushing
2
5
Linkage Control Arm
1
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Finishing
A.Hearth Extension
A hearth extension must be installed with all fireplaces to
protect the combustible floor in front of the fireplace from
both radiant heat and sparks. See Figures 38.1 below, and
Figures 40.1 and 40.2 on page 40.
Tile, stone or other
non-combustible material
Floor constructed of wood or
other combustible material
Converting k to R:
Divide 1 by k and multiply the results times the thickness in inches of the material.
Fireplace
HX3 or HX4
Hearth Ext
or equivalent
insulation
(see Table below)
High temperature
(300°F min.) continuous,
non-combustible sealant
whereas you can not do this for k value. The HIGHER the R
factor means less heat is being conducted through the noncombustible material to the combustible material beneath it.
The R value of a material must be equal or larger then the
required R value to be acceptable.
Protective
Metal Hearth
Strip
2 in. (51 mm)
required
Figure 38.1 Hearth Extension Construction
R = 1/k x inches of thickness
Converting R to k:
Divide the inches of thickness by R.
k = inches of thickness/R
Calculations:
Example: Floor protection requires k value of 0.84 and 3/4 inch
thick.
Alternative material has a k value of 0.6 and is 3/4 inch thick.
WARNING
Fire Risk
• Maintain clearances.
• Use only non-combustible material below
standoffs, material such as cement board
is acceptable.
• Framing or finishing material used on the front
of, or in front of, the appliance closer than the
minimums listed, must be constructed entirely of
noncombustible materials (i.e., steel studs, concrete
board, etc.).
B. Calculating Alternate Floor Protection
Material
Thermal Conductivity: k value
The k value indicates the amount of heat (in BTU’s) that will flow
in 1 hour through 1 square foot of a uniform material 1 inch thick
for each degree (F) of temperature difference from one side of
the material to the other. The LOWER the k factor means less
heat is being conducted through the non-combustible material
to the combustible material beneath it. The k value of a material must be equal or smaller then the required k value to be
acceptable.
(BTU) (inch)
(foot2 (hour) (oF)
Divide 0.6 by .75 = k value of 0.80. This k value is smaller than
0.84 and therefore is acceptable.
Table 38.1
Hearth Extension Insulation Alternatives
Minimum R Value = 2.18
Material
k per inch R per inch
thick
thick
Minimum
thickness
required
Hearth & Home HX3, HX4
0.49
2.18
1 in.
USG Micore 300™
0.49
2.18
1 in.
USG Durock™ Cement Board
1.92
0.52
2-1/4 in.
Cement Mortor
5.0
0.20
5-7/8 in.
Common Brick
5.0
0.20
5-7/8 in.
Ceramic Tile
12.50
0.08
14-5/8 in.
Armstrong™ Privacy
Guard Plus
0.46
2.18
1/2 in.
Marble
14.3-20.0
0.07-0.05 16-5/8 in. - 23-3/8 in.
Thermal Resistance: R value
The R value is a measure of a material’s resistance to
heat transfer. R value is convenient when more than one
material is used since you can add the R values together,
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WARNING
WARNING
Fire Risk
• Metal hearth strips MUST be installed.
Sparks or embers may ignite flooring.
Fire Risk
• Hearth extensions must be installed
exactly as specified.
High temperatures or hot embers may ignite
concealed combustibles.
1in.(25mm)OVERLAP
8 in. (203mm)
from each side of
fuel loading door
Metal strips 2 in. (51mm) under edge of
Fireplace and Hearth Extension and 2 in.
(51mm) on both side of fireplace opening.
Nail or screw metal strips in place.
A
B
Figure 39.1 Positioning the Protective Metal Hearth Strips
The construction of, and materials used for a hearth extension are shown in Figures 39.2 and 39.3. A hearth extension
of this construction may be covered with any non-combustible
decorative material and may have a maximum thickness as per
Figure 38.1 on page 38. Seal gaps between the hearth extension and the front of the fireplace with a bead of non-combustible sealant.
Model # NorthStar
in.
mm
A
B
41
20
1041
508
Figure 39.2 Hearth Extension Dimensions
1. Fireplace and Hearth Extension are flush on the
floor:
2. Fireplace is installed flush on the floor and Hearth
Extension is raised to the bottom of the fascia:
Non-combustible flooring 20 in. (508mm) in front of and 8 in.
(203mm) to either side of the fuel opening with a minimum
thickness of 1 in. (25mm) and (“k” value = 0.49). See Figure
39.2 and 39.3 and Figures 40.1 and 40.2 on page 40.
Raised hearth must be constructed of non-combustible
materials such as cement block or equivalent material. Noncombustible flooring on the raised hearth must be 20 in. (508
mm) in front of and 8 in. (203 mm) to either side of the fuel
opening with a minimum thickness of 1 in. (25 mm) and (“k”
value = 0.49). See Figure 40.3 on page 40.
NONCOMBUSTIBLE
DECORATIVEMATERIAL
GAP (SEAL WITH NONCOMBUSTIBLE SEALANT)
UPTO BOTTOMOFFASCIA
1/2in.(13mm)
(2)HX4MICOREFACTORY
BUILT HEARTHEXTENSION
(EachHX4=1/2in.(13mm)thick)
6 in. (152mm)
HEARTHMETAL STRIPS
Figure 39.3 Side View of Factory Built Hearth Extension
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Fascia
...........
OuterCan
Flange
Tile or
Marble
Combustible Floor
Minimum20in.(508mm)infrontand
8 in. (20mm) on sides to fuel loading doors
.......................................
.......................................
Ember Strip (Seal gap with
High temp, noncombustible
sealant able to withstand
00°)
Minimum2-1/4in.(57mm)CementBoard
orequivalent,(ortwo1/2in.pieces)
and"k"value=0.49.Micore300
Tile or
Marble
Figure 40.1 Fireplace and Hearth Extension Flush on the Floor.
Fascia
TileorMarble
...........
Outer
Can
Flange
Combustible
Floor
Min20in.(508mm)infrontand8in.
(20mm) on sides to fuel loading doors
..................................
..................................
3/4in.
(19mm)
Plywood
2x4
Ember Strip (Seal gap
with high temp,
noncombustible sealant
able to withstand 00°)
Minimum2-1/4in.
57mm) Cement
Board or equivalent, 2 x 4
(ortwo1/2in.pieces)
and"k"value=0.49.
Micore300
Figure 40.2 Fireplace and Hearth Extension Flush on Floor but on Raised Platform
Fascia
Outer
Can
Flange
Min20in.(508mm)infrontand8in.
(20mm) on sides to fuel loading doors
.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
Non-combustible
framing materials
Combustible Floor
3/4in.
(19mm)
Plywood
2x4
Ember Strip
(Seal gap with
noncombustible
sealant)
TileorMarble
Minimum2-1/4in.(57mm)
Cement Board or equivalent,
(ortwo1/2in.pieces)and
2x4
"k"value=0.49.Micore300
Figure 40.3 Raised Hearth Extension to Bottom of Fascia
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C. Position the Hearth Extension
Position and secure the hearth extension over the protective
metal strips that have been placed partially under the fireplace
front. These strips should be protruding approximately 2 in.
(51 mm) from under the fireplace front and 2 in. (51 mm) on
both sides of the fireplace opening. See Figure 18.1 on page
18. Seal the crack between the hearth extension and
fireplace with a bead of non-combustible sealant. See
Figure 41.1. Apply a non-combustible finishing material of
your choice to the hearth extension.
NOTE: SEE PAGES 10-12 & 38 “CLEARANCES TO COMBUSTIBLES, HEARTH EXTENSIONS / FLOOR PROTECTION” FOR CLEARANCES REQUIRED FOR DIFFERENT
HEARTH EXTENSION INSTALLATIONS. THE CLEARANCES MUST BE STRICTLY ADHERED TO.
D.Finishing Material
Do not install combustible materials over the metal
face of the fireplace! This poses a safety hazard and
may start a fire. You may only use noncombustible
material over the metal face of the fireplace. NOTE: The
decorative fascia must be removable for future serviceability of the Automatic Combustion Control.
• Combustible Material
Materials made of or surfaced with wood, compressed
paper, plant fibers, plastics, or other materials that can
ignite and burn, whether flame proofed or not, or whether
plastered or un-plastered shall be considered combustible materials.
• Non-Combustible Material
Materials which will not ignite and burn. Such materials are those consisting entirely of steel, iron, brick, tile,
concrete, slate, glass or plasters, or any combination
thereof.
WARNING
Fire Risk
• Hearth extensions are to be installed only
as illustrated to prevent high temperatures
from occurring on concealed combustible
materials.
• Hearth sealing strips prevent burning or
hot particles from inadvertently falling
directly on combustible surfaces in the
event the building should settle and
disturb the original construction.
Materials that are reported as passing ASTM E 136, Standard Test Method for Behavior of Materials, in a Vertical
Tube Furnace at 750°C, shall be considered non-combustible materials.
• Non-Combustible Sealant Material
Sealants which will not ignite and burn: Super Calstick
After completing the framing and applying the facing material
(drywall) over the framing, a bead of non-combustible sealant must be used to close off any gaps at the top and sides
between the fireplace and facing to prevent cold air leaks.
Large gaps can be bridged with fiberglass rope gasket.
Only non-combustible materials may be used to cover the
metal fireplace front.
• Cardboard OR Metal Template
A cardboard template of the front is printed on the outside
of the shipping box. It measures 1/8 in. (3 mm) bigger all
the way around than the actual front. Cut out the template
along the outside of the line for use in your installation.
A metal template is also available for more durable
continued use remaining accurate over time. (See page 66.)
WARNING
Seal with
non-combustible
sealant
Figure 41.1 Position the Hearth Extension
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Fire Risk
• Maintain clearances.
• Use only non-combustible material below
standoffs, material such as cement board is
acceptable.
• Framing or finishing material used on the front of, or
in front of, the appliance closer than the minimums
listed, must be constructed entirely of noncombustible
materials (i.e., steel studs, concrete board, etc.).
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E.Non-Combustible Facing Material
Installation
WARNING
Risk of Fire.
• Follow these instructions exactly.
1in.(25mm)OVERLAP
• Facing materials must be installed properly
to prevent fire.
• No materials may be substituted
without authorization by Hearth & Home
Technologies.
TOOLS NEEDED: Powered drill with #2 Phillips head bit;
caulking gun.
1. Secure the fireplace to the floor or wall framing studs at
a minimum of two attachment points to prevent further
movement of the fireplace. The same holes and L brackets that attached the fireplace to the pallet may be used
to secure the fireplace to the sub flooring by using a minimum of two 1/4 in. x 2 in. lag bolts or equivalent. Refer
to Figure 42.1 and install the two metal hearth strips at
this time.
NOTE: All boards are pre-drilled for your convenience.
Boards MUST be attached in the following order:
bottom, top, and then the two sides.
Figure 42.1
Metal strips 2 in. (51mm) under edge of
Fireplace and Hearth Extension and 2 in.
(51mm) on both side of fireplace opening.
Nail or screw metal strips in place.
Top
Board
Tabla superior
Apply bead of
Tabla lateral
Super Calstick
to
edgeTabla
here
inferior
Side
Board
Tabla lateral
Aplique Super Calstick en el
Bottom
Board
FIGURA A
Side
Board
Figure 42.2
FIGURA B Instalación compl
de revestimiento incombustib
#7014-063, 5 de enero de 20
1
2. Attach the bottom board to the bottom of the outer fireplace can with enclosed screws, ensuring the board is
centered.
3. Center and attach the top board to the outer can and
framing members.
4. Using the Super Calstick, run a light bead (1/8 in. minimum) on the butt edges of the top board. See Figure
42.2.
Figure 42.3
Seal with
non-combustible
sealant
5. Ensuring the top of the side pieces and the top board
align, attach the side pieces to the outer can and framing
members.
6. Use a wet or dry towel or a soft brush to remove any
dust or dirt from facing material. Apply a non-combustible
adhesive to attach tile, stone or other non-combustible finishing materials per manufacturer’s instructions.
7. The non-combustible Super Calstick may be used for
sealing between the fireplace and the hearth extension.
Refer to Figure 42.3.
Figure 42.4 Complete installation
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F. Mantel
A combustible mantel may be positioned no lower than 60
in. (1524mm) from the base of the fireplace.
The combustible mantel may have a maximum depth of 12
in. (305mm). Combustible trim pieces that project no more
than 3/4 in. (19mm) from the face of the fireplace can be
placed no closer than 6 in. (152mm) from the side of the
decorative front. See Figure 43.1.
Combustible trim must not cover:
• the metal surfaces of the fireplace
• where the non-combustible board is placed over the metal
surfaces
• the space between the metal face of the fireplace and
framing members
Refer to page 12 for reduced mantel heights.
Mantel
Trim
Clearances are
from bottom of
appliance to lower
edge of mantel or
trim
60 in.
(1524mm)
48 in.
(1219mm)
Figure 43.1 Mantel Specifications
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Operating Instructions
A. Over-Firing Your Appliance
WARNING
Fire Risk
Do not over-fire.
Over-firing may ignite creosote or will damage
the stove and chimney.
To prevent over-firing your stove, DO NOT:
•
•
•
•
Use flammable liquids
Overload with wood
Burn trash or large amounts of scrap lumber
Permit too much air to the fire
1. Symptoms of Over-Firing
Symptoms of over-firing may include one or more of the
following:
• Chimney connector or appliance glowing
• Roaring, rumbling noises
• Loud cracking or banging sounds
• Metal warping
• Chimney fire
2. What To Do if Your Stove is Over-Firing
• Immediately close the door and air controls to reduce
air supply to the fire.
WARNING
Fire Risk
• Do not operate fireplace before
reading and understanding operating
instructions.
Failure to operate fireplace properly may
cause fire.
B.General Information
Fireplaces, as well as other woodburning appliances, have
been used safely for many years. It has been our experience
that most problems are caused by improper installation and
operation of the fireplace. Make certain that installation and
operation of the fireplace system is in accordance with these
instructions.
It is extremely important that the fire be supervised whenever the fireplace is in use. It is also recommended that an
annual inspection be performed on the fireplace system to
determine if the flue system needs to be cleaned, or as in
the case of any appliance, if minor repairs are required to
maintain the system in top operating condition.
WARNING
HOT! DO NOT TOUCH.
SEVERE BURNS MAY RESULT.
CLOTHING IGNITION MAY RESULT.
• If you suspect a chimney fire, call the fire department
and evacuate your house.
• Contact your local chimney professional and have your
stove and stove pipe inspected for any damage.
Glass and other surfaces are hot
during operation and cool down.
• Do not use your stove until the chimney professional
informs you it is safe to do so.
• Keep children away.
• CAREFULLY SUPERVISE children in same room as
appliance.
• Alert children and adults to hazards of high temperatures.
• Do NOT operate with protective barriers open or removed.
• Keep clothing, furniture, draperies and other combustibles
away.
Hearth & Home Technologies WILL NOT warranty stoves
that exhibit evidence of over-firing. Evidence of over-firing
includes, but is not limited to:
• Warped air tube
• Deteriorated refractory brick retainers
• Deteriorated baffle and other interior components
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C.Outside Air
A source of air (oxygen) is required in order for combustion
to take place. Whatever air is consumed by the fire must be
replaced through cracks around windows, under doors, etc.
Most newly constructed houses or existing homes fitted with
tightly sealed doors and windows are relatively air tight. In
this case, an outside air source must be made available to
feed combustion air from outside the home.
The NorthStar Fireplace comes equipped with an outside air
intake to feed combustion air from outside the home, along
with an outside air termination cap. The 6 in. (152 mm) solid/
flex pipe is not supplied.
Outside air is required to minimize the effects of negative
pressure within the structure. It is recommended to utilize
the shortest duct run to optimize the performance of the Outside Air flex tubing. The outside air inlet thimble should be
positioned above the ground level, and must remain clear
of leaves, debris, ice and/or snow. If you live in an area that
experiences deep snow levels, this must be taken into consideration when determining the height placement above
ground level. It must be unrestricted while unit is in use to
prevent room air starvation which can cause smoke spillage
and an inability to maintain a fire. Smoke spillage can also
set off smoke alarms.
This fireplace will operate correctly only if adequate
ventilation is provided to allow proper draft to the fireplace system. Hearth & Home Technologies assumes
no responsibility for the improper performance of the
fireplace system caused by inadequate draft due to
environmental conditions, down drafts, tight sealing
construction of the structure, or mechanical exhausting devices which create a negative air pressure
within the structure where the fireplace is located.
NOTE: OUTSIDE AIR IS REQUIRED.
An outside air control handle allows you control of the outside air inlet. This may be closed only when the fireplace is
not in use to prevent cold air infiltration. Use of outside air
for combustion is required to conserve heated air within the
structure and to provide make up air to keep the fireplace
venting properly.
See Figure 45.1, for location and operation.
CAUTION
Outside air control handle may be warm. Adjust before
lighting fire.
Automatic Combustion
Control Handle
Outside Air Control
Handle
Keep open during use.
Figure 44.1 General Operating Parts
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D.Clear Space Near the Fireplace
G. Fan Operation
Combustible materials must not be stored on the hearth extension. Room furnishings such as drapes, curtains, chairs
or other combustibles must be at least 4 ft (1219mm) from
the open front of the fireplace.
Instructions with Fan Override Switch in manual position.
E.Firescreen
A firescreen is optional to control sparks. It must be in place
whenever the fireplace is in use. Glass doors or firescreens
must not be used to hold burning material inside the fireplace. Only those glass doors specifically tested and listed
for use with the specific fireplace model should be used.
Use both hands to stabilize the screen. Ensure that the
screen is fully attached. Be careful not to stack wood close
to the front or too high that logs could roll out the front. Start
with a small fire and adjust your heat to desired setting. If
smoke spillage occurs, put on gloves and then remove the
screen and close the doors. Refer to Troubleshooting Draft
Problems on page 52.
WARNING
Fire Risk
• Close firescreen when burning fireplace.
• Do not use firescreen or glass doors to
hold burning material in fireplace.
Firescreen controls sparks.
Glass may break or burning material may
roll out.
• Always wear gloves when installing or
removing the screen as the screen may
become extremely hot while in use.
F. Glass Doors
This fireplace has been tested and listed for use with doors
as specified in Section 12.D. Please refer to the manual
packed with each set of doors for installation instructions.
WARNING
Fire Risk
Smoke Risk
• Doors must be fully opened or fully closed
when operating fireplace.
Partially opened doors may draw flame, smoke
or heat from fireplace.
1. Initial (cold) Startup: Leave fan off until your fireplace is hot and a good coal bed is established, approximately 30 minutes after fuel is lit.
2. High Burn Setting: The fan may be left on throughout
the burn.
3. Medium or Medium High Burn Setting: The fan
should be left off until a good burn is established, then
turned on medium or high rate.
4. Low Burn Setting: The fan tends to cool off the fireplace. Leave fan off until the burn is well established;
then, if you wish, turn the fan on at a low rate.
NOTE: The fan is equipped with a snap disc that will turn
the fan on and off depending on the temperature of the fireplace. If the fan is not coming on at the desired time, flip the
override switch to manual and operate the fan as described
above.
The override switch and the fan speed control are hard wired
at time of installation and installed in a standard wall mount
with junction box on the wall.
H. Heat Zone Operation
The Heat-Zone accessory kit conveys warm air from the
fireplace through air duct(s) to remote locations in the same
room or other rooms of the building. You may install 1 or
2 Heat-Zone kits on the fireplace. Follow the instructions
that is supplied with the kit. Installation of this kit MUST be
performed by a qualified service technician. If any parts are
missing or damaged, contact your local dealer before starting
installation. DO NOT install a damaged kit. The Heat-Zone kit is carefully engineered and must be
installed only as specified. If you modify it or any of its components, you will void the warranty and you may possibly
cause a fire hazard. Installation must be done according to
applicable local, state, provincial, and/or national codes.
DUCT RUN REQUIREMENTS
MAXIMUM Duct Run = 40 ft. (12m)
MINIMUM Duct Run = 36 in. (914mm)
DUCTING MATERIAL
6 in. (152mm) B-Vent Only
DO NOT DUCT into existing furnace plenum
MINIMUM CLEARANCE TO COMBUSTIBLE
1 in. (25mm) from the B-Vent
1/2 in. (13mm) from top and bottom of outlet box
0 in. (0mm) from the sides of outlet box
12 in. (305mm) from wall register to ceiling
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CAUTION
ALL wiring should be done by a qualified electrician and
shall be in compliance with local codes and with the National
Electric Code NFPA/NEC No. 70-current (in the United
States), or with the current CSC22.1 Canadian Electric
Code (in Canada).
I. Wood Fuel
Hardwood vs. Softwood
Your fireplace’s performance depends a great deal on
the quality of the firewood you use. Contrary to popular
belief, one species of wood varies very little to the other in
terms of energy content. All seasoned wood, regardless
of species, contains about 8,000 BTU’s per pound. The
important factor is that hardwoods have a greater density
than softwoods. Therefore, a piece of hardwood will contain about 60% more BTU’s than an equal size piece of
softwood. Since firewood is commonly sold by the cord
(128 cu. ft) a volume measurement, a cord of seasoned
oak (hardwood) would contain about 60% more potential
energy than a cord of seasoned pine (softwood).
There are many definitions of hardwood and softwood.
Although not true in every case, one of the most reliable is to classify them as coniferous or deciduous.
Softwoods are considered coniferous. These are trees
with needle-like leaves that stay green all year and carry
their seeds exposed in a cone. Examples of softwood
trees are Douglas fir, pine, spruce and cedar. Softwoods,
being more porous, require less time to dry, burn faster
and are easier to ignite than hardwoods. Deciduous
trees are broadleaf trees that lose their leaves in the fall.
Their seeds are usually found within a protective pod
or enclosure. Hardwoods fall into this category. Some
examples of deciduous trees are oak, maple, apple,
and birch. However, it should be noted that there are
some deciduous trees that are definitely not considered
hardwoods such as poplar, aspen and alder. Hardwoods
require more time to season, burn slower and are usually
harder to ignite than softwoods. Obviously, you will use
the type of wood that is most readily available in your
area. However, if at all possible the best arrangement is
to have a mix of softwood and hardwood. This way you
can use the softwood for starting the fire giving off quick
heat to bring the appliance up to operating temperature.
Then add the hardwood for slow, even heat and longer
burn time.
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Moisture content
Regardless of which species of wood you burn, the single
most important factor that affects the way your fireplace
operates is the amount of moisture in the wood. The
majority of the problems fireplace owners experience
are caused by trying to burn wet, unseasoned wood.
Freshly cut wood can be as much water as it is wood,
having a moisture content of around 50%. Imagine a
wooden bucket that weighs about 8 pounds. Fill it with a
gallon of water, put it in the firebox and try to burn it. This
sounds ridiculous but that is exactly what you are doing
if you burn unseasoned wood. Dead wood lying on the
forest floor should be considered wet, and requires full
seasoning time. Standing dead wood can be considered
to be about two-thirds seasoned, if cut at the dry time
of the year.
The problems with burning wet, unseasoned wood are
two fold. First, you will receive less heat output from wet
wood because it requires energy in the form of heat to
evaporate the water trapped inside. This is wasted energy
that should be used for heating your home. Secondly, this
moisture evaporates in the form of steam which has a
cooling effect in your firebox and chimney system. When
combined with tar and other organic vapors from burning wood it will form creosote which condenses in the
relatively cool firebox and chimney. See the maintenance
section of this manual for more information regarding
creosote formation and need for removal.
Even dry wood contains at least 15% moisture by weight,
and should be burned hot enough to keep the chimney
hot for as long as it takes to dry the wood out - about
one hour. To tell if wood is dry enough to burn, check
the ends of the logs. If there are cracks radiating in all
directions from the center, it is dry. If your wood sizzles
in the fire, even though the surface is dry, it may not be
fully cured.
Seasoning
Seasoned firewood is nothing more than wood that is cut
to size, split and air dried to a moisture content of around
20%. The time it takes to season wood varies from around
nine months for soft woods to as long as eighteen months
for hardwoods. The key to seasoning wood is to be sure
it has been split, exposing the wet interior and increasing
the surface area of each piece. A tree that was cut down
a year ago and not split is likely to have almost as high a
moisture content now as it did when it was cut.
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WARNING
Fire Risk
• Do NOT burn wet or green wood.
• Store wood in dry location.
• Stack wood so both ends are exposed to
air.
Wet, unseasoned wood can cause
accumulation of creosote.
Storing Wood
Splitting wood before it is stored reduces drying time.
The following guideline will ensure properly seasoned
wood:
J. Starting a Fire
Before lighting your first fire in the fireplace, make certain that the baffle and the ceramic blanket are correctly
positioned. It should be resting against the rear support.
Also refer to care and cleaning of plated surfaces on
page 58 before lighting your first fire.
NOTE: Remove all labels from glass before
lighting the first fire in your APPLIANCE.
There are many ways to build a fire. The basic principle
is to light easily-ignitable tinder or paper, which ignites the
fast burning kindling, which in turn ignites the slow-burning
firewood. Here is one method that works well:
1.
Place several wads of crushed paper on the firebox floor. Heating the flue with slightly crumpled
newspaper before adding kindling keeps smoke to
a minimum.
2.
Lay small dry sticks of kindling on top of the paper.
3.
Fully open the Slide Air Control by moving it completely to the right.
4.
Make sure that no matches or other combustibles
are in the immediate area of the fireplace. Be sure
the room is adequately ventilated and the flue unobstructed.
5.
Light the paper in the fireplace. NEVER light or
rekindle fireplace with kerosene, gasoline, or
charcoal lighter fluid; the results can be fatal.
6.
Once the kindling is burning quickly, add several
full-length logs 3 in. (76 mm) or 4 in. (102 mm) in
diameter. Be careful not to smother the fire. Stack
the pieces of wood carefully: near enough to keep
each other hot, but far enough away from each other
to allow adequate air flow between them.
7.
When ready to reload the fireplace, add more logs. Large logs burn slowly, holding a fire longer. Small
logs burn fast and hot, giving quick heat.
8.
Adjust the Slide Air Control; the more you close down
the Control, (sliding left) the lower and slower the fire
will burn. The more you open the Air Control, (sliding
right) the more heat will be produced and the faster
the wood will burn.
a. Stack the wood to allow air to circulate freely around
and through the woodpile.
b. Elevate the woodpile off the ground to allow air circulation underneath.
c. The smaller the pieces, the faster the drying process.
Any piece over 6 in. (152 mm in diameter should be
split.
d. Wood should be stacked so that both ends of each
piece are exposed to air, since more drying occurs
through the cut ends than the sides. This is true
even with wood that has been split.
e. Store wood under cover, such as in a shed, or covered with a tarp, plastic, tar paper, sheets of scrap
plywood, etc., as uncovered wood can absorb water
from rain or snow, delaying the seasoning process.
Avoid covering the sides and ends completely. Doing
so may trap moisture from the ground and impede
air circulation.
WARNING
Fire Risk
Do NOT store wood:
• Closer than required clearances to
combustibles to fireplace.
• Within space required for loading or ash
removal.
As long as there are hot coals, repeating steps 7 and 8 will
maintain a continuous fire throughout the season.
NOTE: The special high temperature paint that your fireplace
is finished with will cure as your fireplace heats. You will notice
an odor and perhaps see some vapor rise from the fireplace
surface; this is normal. We recommend that you open a
window until the odor dissipates and paint is cured.
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NOTE: Fireplace should be run full open for a minimum of
30 minutes a day during heating season to keep air passages
clean.
Note: The first three or four fires should be of moderate
size to allow the oils and binders to be burned from the
fireplace and the refractory and paint to cure. You may
notice an industrial odor the first few fires. This is considered
normal.
CAUTION
Odors and vapors released during initial
operation.
• Curing of high temperature paint.
• Open windows for air circulation.
Odors may be irritating to sensitive individuals.
WARNING
Fire Risk
Keep combustible materials, gasoline and
other flammable vapors and liquids clear of
fireplace.
• Do NOT store flammable materials
close to the fireplace.
• Do NOT use gasoline, lantern fuel,
kerosene, charcoal lighter fluid or
similar liquids to start or “freshen up” a
fire in this fireplace. • Keep all such liquids well away from
the fireplace while it is in use.
Combustible materials may ignite.
WARNING
Fire Risk.
For use with solid wood fuel only.
Other fuels may overfire and generate
poisonous gases (i.e. carbon monoxide).
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K. Correct Baffle & Blanket Placement
INCORRECT POSITIONS
WARNING
Fire Risk
Firebox damage due to improper baffle placement is not covered by warranty. Operate the
wood burning appliance with the baffle in the
correct position only.
Not doing so could result in:
• Reduced efficiency
• Overheating the chimney
• Overheating the rear of the firebox
• Poor performance
Ensure correct baffle placement and replace baffle components if damaged or missing.
Ceramic Blanket and Baffle Board are NOT in
contact with the back of the firebox.
CORRECT POSITION
Ceramic Blanket
Back of Firebox
Ceramic Blanket is NOT in contact with the
back of the firebox and NOT even with the Baffle Board in the front.
Ceramic Blanket
Back of Firebox
Baffle Board
Ceramic Blanket and Baffle Board MUST be
in contact with the back of the firebox and
even with each other in the front.
Baffle Board
Ceramic Blanket is bunched up at the back of
the firebox and NOT even with the Baffle Board
in the front.
Figure 50.1
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Figure 50.2
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L. Burning Process
M. Automatic Combustion Control (ACC)
Fire requires 3 things to burn: fuel, air and heat. If heat
is robbed from the fireplace during the drying stage, the
new load of wood has reduced the chances for a good
clean burn. For this reason, it is always best to burn dry,
seasoned firewood. We do not advise burning unseasoned wood, however if it happens, you must open the
Slide Air Control and burn the fireplace at a high burn
setting for a longer time to start it burning.
Kindling or 1st stage:
It helps to know a little about the actual process of burning
in order to understand what goes on inside a fireplace. The first stage of burning is called the kindling stage. In this stage, the wood is heated to a temperature high
enough to evaporate the moisture which is present in
all wood. The wood will reach the boiling point of water
(212°F) and will not get any hotter until the water is
evaporated. This process takes heat from the coals and
tends to cool the fireplace. 2nd stage:
The next stage of burning, the secondary stage, is the
period when the wood gives off flammable gases which
burn above the fuel with bright flames. During this stage
of burning it is very important that the flames be maintained and not allowed to go out. This will ensure the
cleanest possible fire. If you are adjusting your fireplace
for a low burn rate, you should close down the air to the
point where you can still maintain some flame. If the
flames tend to go out, the fireplace is set too low for your
burning conditions.
Final stage:
The final stage of burning is the charcoal stage. This
occurs when the flammable gases have been mostly
burned and only charcoal remains. This is a naturally
clean portion of the burn. The coals burn with hot blue
flames. It is very important to reload your fireplace while enough
lively hot coals remain in order to provide the amount of
heat needed to dry and rekindle the next load of wood.
It is best to open the air control for a short while before
reloading. This livens up the coalbed. Open door slowly
so that ash or smoke does not exit fireplace through
opening. You should also break up any large chunks and
distribute the coals so that the new wood is laid evenly
on hot coals.
CAUTION
Fireplace operation does require air. Do not take air from
other fuel burning appliances which can result in improper
venting (smoking) or air dilution. Always provide adequate
makeup air.
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Typically, when you build a fire, you need to open the
controls to give the fire more air so the wood will get going. You then have to go back to the unit and shut it down so
it doesn’t overfire and burn up your wood too quickly. With the Automatic Combustion Control system, you can
set the fireplace to high (all the way to the right), start
your fire, and then move the Slide Air Control to their
desired burn level. The fireplace will automatically go to
that level after the fire is fully established. This allows
for less interaction with the fire by the homeowner and
more efficient use of fuel while maintaining the desired
heat output.
IMPORTANT! As you move the control rod to the
right, about three-fourths of the way you will feel
some resistance. You must move past that resistance
approximately 3/4 in. (19mm) to fully engage the
Automatic Combustion Control (ACC) sytstem
NOTE: Close controls when not burning.
Slide Air Control
Left-Close
Outside Air Knob
Right-Open
OPEN
Low
Position
Meet
Resistance
CLOSE
ACC Fully
Engaged
Figure 50.1 Operating the ACC Controls
*Slide Air Control
Slide LEFT to Stop
Stop to 1/8 in. -1/2 in. open
Stop to 1/2 in. - 1-1/2 in. open
All the way to RIGHT
THE DECORATIVE FASCIA MUST BE REMOVABLE
ON YOUR FIREPLACE IN ORDER TO SERVICE THE
AUTOMATIC COMBUSTION CONTROL SYSTEM.
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N. Burning Guidelines
For maximum operating efficiency with the lowest
emissions, follow these operating procedures:
1. Regardless of desired heat output, when loading the
fireplace, burn your fireplace with the Slide Air Control
wide open (fully to the right) for a minimum of 5 to 15
minutes.
2. Regulate burn rate (heat output) by using the Slide Air
Control. See Figure 51.1 on page 51.
3. Heat output settings: Follow the burn rate instructions
listed below.
NOTE: To establish your settings, always begin with the
air control all the way to the left to STOP and then move
it to the right for your desired setting.
Burn Rate
Low
Medium
Medium High
High
BTU / Hr
Below 10,000
10,000 - 15,000
15,000 - 30,000
Maximum Heat
*Slide Air Control
Slide LEFT to Stop
Stop to 1/8 in. -1/2 in. open
Stop to 1/2 in. - 1-1/2 in. open
All the way to RIGHT
*These are approximate settings, and will vary with type of
wood or chimney draft.
NOTE: If reloading a bright, hot coal bed for longer (low)
burn time, setting the ACC may not be required.
NOTE: BURN DRY, WELL-SEASONED WOOD.
O. Burn Rates
HIGH - Maximum Heat: Fully open (slide air control
all the way to the right). It is important to do this when
reloading the fireplace. Failure to do this could result in
excessive emissions (smoke).
MEDIUM HIGH BURN RATE - 15,000 to 30,000 BTU:
After a wood load has been burning on high for 5 to 15
minutes, close the Slide Air Control to 1/2 in. - 1-1/2 in.
(13 mm-38 mm) distance open. (Move the handle to left
to stop and then to right for the proper setting).
MEDIUM - 10,000 - 15,000 BTU: After a wood load has
been burning on high for 5 to 15 minutes (longer for very
large pieces or wet wood), slide Slide Air Control left to
1/8 in. -1/2 in. (3 mm-13 mm) distance open. (Move
the handle to left to stop and then to right for the proper
setting).
P. Opacity
This is the measure of how cleanly your fireplace is burning. Opacity is measured in percent; 100% opacity is when
an object is totally obscured by the smoke column from a
chimney, and 0% opacity means that no smoke column can
be seen. As you become familiar with your fireplace, you
should periodically check the opacity. This will allow you
to know how to burn your fireplace as nearly smoke-free
as possible (goal of 0% opacity).
WARNING
Fire Risk.
Keep combustible materials, gasoline and
other flammable vapors and liquids clear of
appliance.
• Do NOT store flammable materials in the appliance’s
vicinity.
• Do NOT use gasoline, lantern fuel, kerosene, charcoal
lighter fluid or similar liquids to start or “freshen up” a fire
in this heater.
• Keep all such liquids well away from the heater while it is
in use.
• Combustible materials may ignite.
WARNING
Fire Risk.
Do NOT store wood:
• Closer than required clearances to combustibles to appliance
• Within space required for loading or ash
removal.
Do NOT operate appliance:
• With appliance door open.
• With ash removal system door open.
WARNING
Fire Risk.
• Do NOT burn wet or green wood.
• Store wood in dry location.
• Stack wood so both ends are exposed to air.
Wet, unseasoned wood can cause accumulation
of creosote.
LOW - Below 10,000 BTU: After a wood load has been
burning on high for 5 to 15 minutes (longer for very large
pieces or wet wood), gradually slide the Air Control left
to close down the air, making sure to maintain flames in
the fireplace. It is very important to maintain flames in
your fireplace during the first few hours of a low burn to
avoid excessive air pollution.
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Q.Chimney Fire
R. Fire Safety
In the event of a chimney fire:
To provide reasonable fire safety, the following should be
given serious consideration:
• Have the chimney and adjacent structure inspected by
qualified professionals. Hearth & Home Technologies
recommends that NFI or CSIA certified professionals, or
technicians under the direction of certified professionals,
conduct a minimum of an NFPA 211 Level 2 inspection
of the chimney.
1. Install at least one smoke detector on each floor of
your home to ensure your safety. They should be
located away from the heating appliance and close
to the sleeping areas. Follow the smoke detector
manufacturer’s placement and installation instructions,
and be sure to maintain regularly.
• Replace components of the chimney and fireplace as
specified by the professionals.
• Ensure all joints are properly engaged and the chimney
is properly secured.
A chimney fire can permanently damage your chimney system. Failure to replace damaged components and make
proper repairs creates risk of fire.
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2.
A conveniently located Class A fire extinguisher to contend
with small fires resulting from burning embers.
3.
A practiced evacuation plan, consisting of at least two
escape routes.
4.
A plan to deal with a chimney fire as follows:
In the event of a chimney fire:
a.
Notify fire department
b.
Prepare occupants for immediate evacuation.
c.
Close all openings into the stove.
d.
While awaiting fire department, watch for ignition of
adjacent combustibles from overheated stove pipe,
hot embers or sparks from the chimney.
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10
Troubleshooting
This fireplace will operate correctly only if adequate ventilation is provided to allow proper draft to the fireplace system.
Hearth & Home Technologies assumes no responsibility for
the improper performance of the fireplace system caused
by inadequate draft due to environmental conditions, down
drafts, tight sealing construction of the structure, or mechanical exhausting devices which will create a negative air pressure within the structure where the fireplace is located.
A.Understanding Vent Problems
If smoke spillage occurs from a fireplace opening when the
door is open and the proper chimney height, flue size, and
configuration requirements for the installation have been
met, there is either a leakage in the flue, a blockage in the
flue, or some condition is in effect to draw smoke from the
fireplace into the house. Understanding and differentiating
the conditions which can cause each of these kinds of spillage problems is essential to their solution.
• Flue Leakage
Check for improperly connected flue joints or a damaged
flue joint in the chimney system. Such leakage would
reduce draft (air would be drawn in through the leaks rather
than through the fireplace). The result might be difficult
start-up and smoky fires that might spill if other adverse
draft conditions accompany this problem.
• Flue Blockage
The damper should be open.
B.Draft Problems
This fireplace will operate correctly only if adequate
ventilation is provided to allow proper draft to the fireplace system. Hearth & Home Technologies assumes
no responsibility for the improper performance of the
fireplace system caused by inadequate draft due to
environmental conditions, windy conditions, down drafts,
tight sealing construction of the structure, or mechanical
exhausting devices which will create a negative air pressure within the structure where the fireplace is located.
Flue draft is measured as negative pressure in the
chimney. The amount of negative pressure determines
how strong the draft is. The draft is important because
it draws the combustion air into the fireplace and pulls
the smoke out of the chimney.
There are three basic criteria essential in establishing
and maintaining flue draft:
•
Availability of combustion air.
•
Heat generated from the fire.
•
Diameter and height of the flue system.
These three factors work together as a system to create
the flue draft. Increasing or decreasing any one of them
will affect the other two and thus change the amount of
draft in the entire system.
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If the fire is hard to start and smoke spills out of the fireplace, or you find it difficult to establish and maintain a
moderately high burn rate, then the flue draft is too low
and corrective measures must be taken.
Be sure you have air available for combustion and that
your firewood is dry and well seasoned. Build your fires
properly and according to the instructions given in operating instructions, “Starting a Fire”. Be sure your flue system
is installed correctly and that it is the proper diameter and
height. Check for the following:
•
All chimney sections are properly installed.
•
The chimney is clean and free of creosote or soot
buildup.
•
Make sure overhanging trees and branches are cut
back within ten feet of the top of the chimney and is
free of debris from animals.
•
Ensure the chimney cap is clean and free of any
buildup of soot or creosote. if cap is equipped with a
spark arrestor screen.
•
Be sure the ceramic blanket (above the baffle) and
the baffle are in their proper positions
•
The wood being used in dry and well seasoned.
If you still suspect you have a low draft problem it may
be necessary to increase the volume of air in your
flue system. Since the diameter of your flue system
is matched with the size of the flue collar and should
not be changed, then the height of the system must be
increased. Add chimney sections a little at a time until
the draft improves.
In some cases, regardless of what you do, it can still be
difficult to establish the proper flue draft. This is especially
evident when using an exterior factory-built chimney or
exterior masonry chimney. Try placing several sheets of
crumpled paper on top of your kindling as close to the
flue outlet of the fireplace as possible. Light this paper
first then the paper under the kindling. The heat generated from the rapidly burning paper on top of the kindling
should help get the draft established.
Still other factors can affect how well your flue system
performs. Neighboring structures, high winds, tall trees,
even hillsides can affect air currents around the chimney.
Well designed chimney caps are available that can help.
Your fireplace dealer is the local expert in your area. He
can usually make suggestions or discover problems that
can be easily corrected allowing your fireplace to operate correctly as it has been designed, providing safe and
economical heat for your home.
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Overhead fan
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Creosote buildup
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Air register from
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Doors opening
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Window closed
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Combustion
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Outside air
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Figure 55.1 Factory-built Fireplaces: Troubleshooting
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C.Diagnostics and Problem Solving
1. If I can’t get a good fire going, what am I doing wrong?
Diagnostic Question
Possible Causes of Condition
Solutions
Are the air controls open?
• No draft
• No combustion air
Open air controls
Is there enough paper?
Insufficient heat to ignite kindling
Use more paper
Is there enough kindling?
Is the kindling dry?
Insufficient heat to ignite fuel
Use drier kindling
Is there enough or too much wood?
Is it too large?
Is it dry enough?
•
•
•
•
Use small split wood that is well seasoned (split, covered on top minimum 6
months, preferably a year)
Insufficient heat to establish draft
Insufficient air passage
Insufficient surface area
Ignition temperature high due to
moisture
Are there adequate air spaces
between fuel pieces?
Insufficient combustion air and
exposed surface area
Arrange kindling and wood for air movement
Is the chimney pre-warmed?
Exposed, cold chimney downdrafting
Use lighted rolled newspaper at flue
opening to start upward air movement
Is there smoke in the house?
• Obstruction in chimney
• Downdraft from chimney temperature or from negative house
pressure
• Have chimney checked if it worked
previously
• Pre-warm chimney
• Shut off exhaust devices
• Open window slightly
Does the kindling wood not ignite?
Condition, amount, arrangement of
kindling and fuel
Use more, drier, well-spaced kindling
and fuel.
Does the kindling ignite, but the fuel
doesn’t?
• Amount of kindling
• Condition of fuel
• Use more kindling
• Use smaller, dry wood
Does the fuel ignite, but not burn well?
• Draft problem
• Condition of fuel
• Use well-seasoned wood and sufficient amount
• Turn exhaust fans off
• Open window slightly
2. I smell smoke in the house after we have had a fire. What is the cause/what can I do?
Diagnostic Question
Is the chimney clean?
Possible Causes of Condition
No: Creosote odor
Solutions
Have chimney cleaned
3. I smell smoke in the house during operation. What is causing it?
Diagnostic Question
Do fires start and burn well?
Possible Causes of Condition
No:
• Chimney obstruction
• Not enough kindling and/or fuel to
establish draft
• Inadequate combustion air
• Air controls not open
Yes:
Competition with exhaust devices
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Solutions
No:
• Check & clean chimney if needed
• Use adequate kindling & fuel
• Open air controls
• Open window
• Check for need for balanced air
make-up (Outside Air)
• Check door rope for seal.
Yes:
• Do not use exhaust fans during
startup
• Check for need for balanced air
make-up (Outside Air)
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4. I don’t get enough/any heat. What can I do about it?
Diagnostic Question
Possible Causes of Condition
Solutions
How much wood is used for fire?
Insufficient fuel
Make larger fires
How well seasoned is the wood?
Condition of fuel
Burn seasoned wood: (split, covered
on top minimum 6 months, preferably a
year) (about 20% moisture)
Did you install a Fan?
Snap disc may be faulty
Replace snap disc
How much heat ouput do you expect?
• Unrealistic expectations
• Heat output too low for square footage
Replace appliance with one with greater
heat output
How are air controls set?
Operational problems
Follow manufacturer’s instructions
5. The wood burns too fast. What can I do?
Diagnostic Question
Possible Causes of Condition
Solutions
What is the condition of the wood?
Extremely dry wood
Mix in less seasoned wood after fire
established
How are air controls set?
Operational problems
Follow manufacturer’s instructions
Fireplace won’t shut down.
ACC Timer is not working properly
Call qualified Quadra-Fire dealer
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11
Maintenance and Servicing the Fireplace
WARNING
Asphyxiation Risk
Fire Risk
Annual inspection by qualified technician
recommended.
Check:
• Condition of doors, surrounds and fronts
• Condition of glass and glass assembly
• Obstructions of combustion and ventilation
air
• Obstructions of termination cap
Clean:
• Glass
• Air passageways, grilles
Remove 8 screws
(9 for King), lift top
cover.
Cap Top
(Be sure
holes in
cap top
and cap
base are
aligned.)
Cap Base
European Copper Series
Termination Cap
(CT3-King shown)
Remove screws,
lift top cover.
Top Cover
Cap
A. General Maintenance
Chimney
1. Creosote (Chimney) Cleaning
• Frequency: As necessary; at least annually before lighting
stove or once every 2 months during heating
season.
• By: Homeowner / Chimney Sweep
• Task: See the following instructions.
Remove all ash from the firebox and extinguish all hot
embers before disposal. Allow the appliance to cool
completely. Disconnect flue pipe or remove baffle and
ceramic blanket from appliance before cleaning chimney.
Otherwise residue can pile up on top of the baffle and
ceramic blanket and the appliance will not work properly.
(See Baffle Removal on page 31). Close the door tightly. The creosote or soot should be removed with a brush
specifically designed for the type of chimney in use. Clean
out fallen ashes from the firebox. A chimney sweep can
perform this service.
It is also recommended that before each heating season
the entire system be professionally inspected, cleaned and
repaired if necessary.
Inspection: Inspect the system at the appliance connection
and at the chimney top. Cooler surfaces tend to build
creosote deposits quicker, so it is important to check the
chimney from the top as well as from the bottom.
Formation and Need For Removal: When wood is burned
slowly, it produces tar and other organic vapors which
combine with expelled moisture to form creosote. The
creosote vapors condense in the relatively cool chimney
flue of a newly-started or a slow-burning fire. As a result,
creosote residue accumulates on the flue lining. When
ignited, this creosote creates an extremely hot fire which
may damage the chimney or even destroy the house. The
chimney connector and chimney should be inspected once
every 2 months during the heating season to determine if a
creosote or soot buildup has occurred. If creosote or soot
has accumulated, it should be removed to reduce the risk
of a chimney fire.
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TR344/TR342
Round
Termination Cap
Remove 4 screws
and lift top pan off.
Cap
Slip
Section
ST375
Square
Termination Cap
1. Remove the 4 screws.
2. Remove the screen.
3. Remove the baffle.
Cap
Chase
TS345/TS345P
Square
Termination Caps
Remove 2 screws from
the front and back and
lift the top off.
TCT375
Terra Cotta
Termination Cap
Figure 58.1 Chimney & Termination Cap Cleaning
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WARNING
Fire Risk.
Prevent creosote buildup.
• Inspect chimney connector and chimney once
every two months during heating season.
• Remove creosote to reduce risk of chimney fire.
• Ignited creosote is extremely HOT.
WARNING
Fire Risk.
• Do not use chimney cleaners or flame colorants in your appliance.
Will corrode pipe.
2. Disposal of Ashes
• Frequency: As necessary
• By: Homeowner
• Task: See the following instructions.
Ashes should be placed in a metal container with a
tight fitting lid. The closed container of ashes should
be placed on a non-combustible floor or on the ground,
well away from all combustible materials, pending final
disposal. If the ashes are disposed of by burial in soil
or otherwise locally dispersed, they should be retained
in the closed container until all cinders have thoroughly
cooled.
WARNING
Fire Risk.
Disposal of Ashes
• Ashes should be placed in metal container with tight
fitting lid.
• Do not place metal container on combustible surface.
• Ashes should be retained in closed container until all
cinders have thoroughly cooled.
3. Glass Cleaning
• Frequency: As necessary
• By: Homeowner
• Task: See the following instructions.
Clean glass with a non-abrasive glass cleaner. Abrasive
cleaners may scratch and cause glass to crack. If the
deposits on the glass are not very heavy, normal glass
cleaners work well. Heavier deposits may be removed
by using a damp cloth dipped in wood ashes or by using
a commercially available oven cleaner. After using an
oven cleaner, it is advisable to remove any residue with
a glass cleaner or soap and water. Oven cleaner left on
during the next firing can permanently stain the glass
and damage the finish on plated metal surfaces.
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A portion of the combustion air entering the firebox is deflected
down over the inside of the door glass. This air flow “washes”
the glass, helping to keep smoke from adhering to its surface.
When operated at a low burn rate, less air will be flowing
over the glass and the smoky, relatively cool condition of a
low fire will cause the glass to become coated. Operating
the appliance with the Burn Rate Air Control and Start-Up Air
Control all the way open for 15-20 minutes should remove
the built up coating.
B. Glass Replacement
1.
Ensure that the fire is out and the appliance is cool to
the touch.
2.
Protect a table or counter top with padding or towels.
3.
Remove door with broken glass from the appliance by
lifting door up and off of the hinges.
4.
Lay door face down on a table or counter making sure
handle and handle attachment knob hang over the edge
of the table top so door lays flat, on a soft surface.
5. Remove screws from the top and bottom glass frames
(5 on each door) using a #2 Phillips Head screwdriver.
Set frames aside and retain screws.
HINT: Soak screws in penetrating oil for easy removal.
6.
Remove the glass and discard.
7.
Position the new glass with edges evenly overlapping
the opening in the front door.
8.
Replace the glass frames. Be careful not to cross thread
the screws.
9.
Start screws to secure glass frames to door, keeping
them loose for adjusting the glass. Then continue to
tighten each screw alternately, a few turns at a time,
until the glass panel is tightened snugly. DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN SCREWS.
10. Replace the door on the appliance.
11. After the first burn, recheck the tightness of the screws.
NOTE: Remove all labels from glass before
lighting the first fire in your APPLIANCE.
WARNING
Fire Risk.
Injury Risk.
• Use only glass specified in manual.
• DO NOT REPLACE with any other material.
Glass breakage will occur.
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C. Firebrick Replacement
The firebox of your fireplace is lined with high quality
firebrick, which has exceptional insulating properties. There is no need to use a grate; simply build a fire on
the firebox floor. Do not operate the fireplace without
firebrick.
1
2
1
1
2
3
3
IMPORTANT: The bricks are very similar in size. Be
certain you have the proper brick in the correct location.
Measure the brick size for accuracy.
3
3
After the coals are completely cooled, remove all old
brick and ash from unit and vacuum out firebox.
3
3
3
3
4
1. Remove new brick set from box and lay out to
diagram as shown in Figure 58.1.
4
1
1
2. Lay bottom bricks in unit.
3. Install rear bricks on the top of the bottom bricks.
Slide top of bricks under clip on back of firebox
wall and push bottom of brick back.
Figure 60.1 Brick Pattern
4. Install side bricks. Slide top of brick under clips
on side of firebox and push the bottom of the
brick until it is flush with the side of the unit.
Use Part SRV7000-306 when ordering individual brick.
Provide brick dimension or copy this page, mark the
desired brick and take it to your authorized dealer.
1
2
1
1
2
3
3
3
3
3
4
4
3
1
3
1
3
Figure 60.2 Brick Pattern
#
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Brick Size
Qty. In Set
1
13-1/4” x 4-1/2” x 1-1/4”
5
2
13-1/2” x 4-1/2” x 1-1/4” w/ 1-1/2” chamfer
2
3
12” x 4-1/2” x 1-1/4”
8
4
12-1/2” x 4-1/2” x 1-1/4”
2
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D. Care and Cleaning of Plated Surfaces
Clean-plated surfaces with vinegar or a glass cleaner before
lighting your first fire to prevent permanent staining.
CAUTION
Clean all the fingerprints and oils from the surface before firing the appliance for the first time.
• Use a glass cleaner or vinegar and towel to remove the
oils.
• Oils can cause permanent markings on plating, if not
removed.
• After plating is cured, oils will not affect the finish.
CAUTION
• Do not use polishes with abrasives.
It will scratch plated surfaces.
E.Maintenance Task List
Inspect
Screens
Maintenance Tasks
1. Assess condition of screen and replace as necessary.
2. Verify maintenance of proper clearance to combustible household objects.
Glass Doors
1. Inspect glass panels for cracks. Replace if this condition is present.
2. Confirm there is no damage to glass or glass frame. Replace as necessary.
3. Inspect door rope. Confirm glass does not move around in glass frame
4. Clean glass using a non-abrasive cleaner.
Door Rope
(Dollar Bill Test)
1. Open door, place half of dollar bill inside, and close door.
2. Attempt to pull the bill out.
3. If the bill gives good resistance or is not removable, the rope is adjusted correctly.
If the bill comes out too easily, the door rope needs adjustment to create an even thickness all the way around door.
Circulation Compartment
1. Remove any foreign objects.
2. Verify unobstructed air circulation.
Firebox
1. Inspect condition of brick. Replace if crumbly, deteriorated, or if cracks exceed 1/4 in. (6 mm).
Chimney
1. Inspect for blockage or obstruction such as bird nests, leaves, etc.
2. Confirm that termination cap remains clear and unobstructed by plants, etc.
3. Verify that termination cap clearance to subsequent construction (building additions) has been maintained.
4. Inspect for corrosion or separation.
5. Verify weather stripping, sealing and flashing remain intact.
6. Inspect for creosote and remove as needed. (See Section 11)
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F. Service And Maintenance Log
Date of Service
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Performed By
Description of Service
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Reference Materials
A.Fireplace Dimensions
FRONT VIEW
SIDE VIEW
A
F
J
B
E
G
I
H
D
Blower Electrical
Access
(right side of fireplace)
C
TOP VIEW
K
L
NorthStar
A
B
C
D
E
F
in
3-1/2
31-1/8
40
37
40-5/16
43-13/16
mm
89
791
1016
940
1024
1100
G
H
I
J
K
L
in.
6-1/2
9-11/16
5-7/8
1
23-1/8
11-1/8
mm
165
246
149
25
587
283
Figure 62.1
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B.Chimney Components
The following drawings show the SL-300 Series chimney and fireplace components which may be safely used
with this fireplace.
Catalog
No.
Description
Catalog No.
Description
CAK4A
Chimney Air Kit
CB876
Chimney Bracket
ID4
Insulated Duct / Outside Air
RF370
Roof Flashing - Flat to 6/12 Pitch
UD4
Uninsulated Duct / Outside Air
RF371
Roof Flashing - 6/12 to 12/12 Pitch
SL306
Chimney Section - 6 in. (152mm) Long
TR344
Round Termination Cap
SL312
Chimney Section - 12 in. (305mm) Long
TR342
Round Telescoping Termination Cap
SL318
Chimney Section - 18 in. (457mm) Long
ST375
Square Termination Cap
SL324
Chimney Section - 24 in. (610mm) Long
TS345
Square Termination Cap
SL336
Chimney Section - 36 in. (914mm) Long
CT35M
Chase Top (Sold in pack of 10)
SL348
Chimney Section - 48 in. (1219mm) Long 12966A
Mobile Home Thimble
SL3
Chimney Stabilizer
MH841
Mobile Home Thimble Extension, 20 in. (508 mm)
SL315
Chimney Offset / Return - 15°
HX4
MICORE Hearth Extension, 20 in. (508 mm) wide
SL330
Chimney Offset / Return - 30°
HEATZONE-WOOD Heat Zone Kit
FS338
Firestop - Straight
SCR-433
Fire Screen
FS339
Firestop - 15°
TMP-433
Metal Face Template
FS340
Firestop - 30°
LINTEL-433
Lintel Bar
AS8
Straight Attic Insulation Shield
TV-TRK
Round Termination Top Vent Kit
JB877
Chimney Joint Band
9201
Simpson Dura-Plus Base Plate
INSULATED DUCT
UNINSULATED DUCT
4 in.
4 in.
(102 mm)
42 in.
42 in.
A
(102 mm)
(10669 mm)
(10669 mm)
UD4
ID4
10-1/2in.
8 in.
12 in.
(05 mm)
(267 mm)
(20 mm)
24-5/8in.
(625 mm)
A
Chimney Sections
Catalog
No.
SL306
A
B
6 in.
(152 mm)
4-3/4 in.
(121 mm)
SL312
12 in.
(305 mm)
10-3/4 in.
(273 mm)
SL318
18 in.
(457 mm)
16-3/4 in.
(425 mm)
SL324
24 in.
(610 mm)
22-3/4 in.
(578 mm)
SL336
36 in.
(914 mm)
34-3/4 in.
(883 mm)
SL348
48 in.
(1219 mm)
46-3/4 in.
(1187 mm)
B
(68 mm)
RF370 - Roof Flashing
Flat to 6/12 Pitch
Firestop Spacer
Catalog No.
A
B
FS338
0°
14-1/2” (368 mm)
FS339
15°
18-3/8” (467 mm)
FS340
30°
16-3/4” (425 mm)
12in.
(05 mm)
24-5/8in.
(625 mm)
1 in.
A = Actual Length
B = Effective length (length of chimney part
after it has been snapped to another)
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14-1/2in.
27-3/8in.
(695 mm)
(787 mm)
RF371 - Roof Flashing
6/12 to 12/12 Pitch
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10-1/2in.
(267 mm)
20-3/4in.
(527 mm)
24 in.
2 in.
Inside
Diameter
8 in.
(610 mm)
(51 mm)
(20 mm)
10-1/2in.
(267 mm)
Outside
Diameter
10-1/2in.
AS8
Straight Attic
Insulation Shield
JB877
Joint Band
CB876
Chimney Bracket
(267mm)
SL3 - Chimney Stabilizer
24-5/8in.
(625 mm)
29 in.
(77 mm)
12966A
Mobile Home Thimble
Inside
Diameter
8 in.
16-5/8in.
16-5/8in.
(422 mm)
(422 mm)
(20 mm)
Outside
Diameter
10-1/2in.
72 in.
(1829 mm)
(267 mm)
10-7/8in.
MH841
Mobile Home Thimble
Extension 20 in. (508 mm)
SL315-SL330 - Offset/Return
(276 mm)
2 in.
13-1/4 in.
(337 mm)
(51 mm)
CT35M
Chase Top
16-1/4 in.
(413 mm)
15-3/4in.
6 in.
(914 mm)
(400 mm)
22 in.
(559 mm)
23-1/8 in.
(587 mm)
TR344
Round Termination Cap
18 in.
(457 mm)
TS345/TS345P
Square Termination Cap
TR-TVK - Round
Termination Top Vent Kit
TR42
TERMINATIONCAP
14-1/2in.
CHASE TOP
(68 mm)
23 in.
(584 mm)
19 in.
(483 mm)
MAX.
DISTANCE
TOP OF
UPPERMOST
CHIMNEY
SECTION
TR342
Round Telescoping
Termination Cap
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12 in.
12 in.
(05 mm)
(05 mm)
10-1/2in.
(05 mm)
5-1/4in.
15-5/8 in.
(397 mm)
(1 mm)
ST375
Square Termination Cap
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4 in.
(102 mm)
CAK4A
Chimney Air Kit
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C.Parts Diagram
1
24"
12-3/8"
2.0"
3
27-1/2"
Ceramic Blanket
4
5
2
15
6
7
13
8
9
14
10
11
12
Figure 64.1 - NorthStar Fireplace Diagram
Part number list on following page.
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Beginning Manufacturing Date: 2-17-03
Ending Manufacturing Date:
NorthStar FP
D.Service Parts and Accessories
IMPORTANT: THIS IS DATED INFORMATION. When requesting service or replacement parts for your appliance please provide
model number and serial number. All parts listed in this manual may be ordered from an authorized dealer.
How to Order:
To order the entire assembly, order the top line part number only.
To order an individual part from an assembly, order the part(s) listed in the indented portion.
Item
Description
Part No.
Comments
Serial
Number and
Date
Stocked
at
Depot
Exploded View Parts List - Numerical Order
1
Starter Plate Assembly
2
Manifold Tube Set
8 inch Starter Section
Manifold Clip/Screws (4)
SL1
22069B
832-0661
3
Blanket, 1 inch thick
832-3401
4
Baffle, Fiberboard
SRV480-0510
5
Firebrick Set
BRICK-480
6
Fascia
FASCIA-NS
7
Louver, Top, Cast, Black
SRV480-7100
Firebrick, Single
Louver Top Assembly
Louver, Trim, Lower
Louver, Trim, Upper
8
Louver, Bottom, Cast, Black
Louver Bottom Assembly
Louver, Trim, Bottom
9
Door Assembly
Door Trim, Bottom, Right
Door Trim, Side
Door Trim, Top, Left
Door Trim, Top, Right
Door Trim, Bottom, Left
Y
Cut to size
Y
Y
SRV7000-306
Fascia Plate Only
480-5320
Gold Trim
480-5380
Nickel Trim
480-1720
Gold
480-1840
Nickel
480-1710
Gold
480-1830
Nickel
SRV480-7090
480-5310
Gold Trim
480-5370
Nickel Trim
480-1700
Gold
480-1820
Nickel
480-5010
Black
480-5270
Gold Trim
480-5330
Nickel Trim
480-1670
Gold
480-1790
Nickel
480-1690
Gold
480-1810
Nickel
480-1660
Gold
480-1780
Nickel
480-1650
Gold
480-1770
Nickel
480-1680
Gold
480-1800
Nickel
Gasket, Door Rope, 1/2 in., 10 ft
834-4170
Glass Frame Top
480-1440
Glass Frame Bottom
480-1450
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Y
TUBES-480
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NorthStar FP
D.Service Parts and Accessories
Beginning Manufacturing Date: 2-17-03
Ending Manufacturing Date:
IMPORTANT: THIS IS DATED INFORMATION. When requesting service or replacement parts for your appliance please provide
model number and serial number. All parts listed in this manual may be ordered from an authorized dealer.
How to Order:
To order the entire assembly, order the top line part number only.
To order an individual part from an assembly, order the part(s) listed in the indented portion.
Item
Description
Part No.
Washer 3/8 SAE, 3 ea
10
Glass Assembly
11
Door Handle Assembly
480-5430
13-24/25 x 12-1/5
Y
834-1460
Cut to size
Y
832-0620
Gold
Y
250-8330
Nickel
HANDLES-480
Cam Latch
32084
Door Handle, Right
SRV480-0520
Door Handle, Left
SRV480-0530
Key, Latch Cam, 5/8 in.
430-1151
Set Pin 1/8 X 5/8
7000-163
Spring Handle, Door, 1/2 in.
13
Timer Assembly
Serial
Number and
Date
832-0990
Gasket, Rope, 1/4 in., 10ft
12
Comments
Stocked
at
Depot
480-5150
Gasket, Timer
480-1240
Timer Replacement
SRV480-1940
Y
14
Wiring Harness
SRV480-0990
Y
15
Blower Replacement
812-4900
Y
Service Parts Alpabetical Order
Baffle Protection Channel
480-2100
Blower Access Panel
433-0450
Bracket, Blower
414-0600
Bracket, Snap Disc Mounting
410-2521
Chimney Air Kit
CAK4A
Clamp Connector
230-1670
Control, Front Cover
480-1920
Face Board Assembly Kit
480-5440
Fan Speed Control
SRV7000-143
Header Shield
480-1130
Hearth Strip
480-1190
Junction Box Cover Plate
480-1050
Knob Black
19942
Latch, Magnet
229-0631
Light Switch
480-1260
Light Switch Cover Plate
480-1270
Manual Bag Assembly (Includes Warranty Card,
Clamp Connector, Owners Manual, 1/2”Spring
Handles, 1/4” Spring Handle, Light Switch, Light
Switch Cover Plate, EPA Label, Fan Speed Control, Touch-up-Paint)
SRV480-1140
Black
SRV480-1140
Gold
SRV480-1950
Nickel
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Y
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D.Service Parts and Accessories
Beginning Manufacturing Date: 2-17-03
Ending Manufacturing Date:
IMPORTANT: THIS IS DATED INFORMATION. When requesting service or replacement parts for your appliance please provide
model number and serial number. All parts listed in this manual may be ordered from an authorized dealer.
How to Order:
To order the entire assembly, order the top line part number only.
To order an individual part from an assembly, order the part(s) listed in the indented portion.
Item
Description
Part No.
Outside Air Hood, 6 in.
480-5170
Outside Air Shield
33271
Paint, Touch-Up, Matte Black
7000-304
Plate, Cover, Outer Can
480-1300
Slider Control Assembly
480-5410
Snap Disc
480-1730
Standoff Top
480-1040
Termination Cap, Outside Air, 6 inch
480-1160
Unit Collar
659-125
Comments
Serial
Number and
Date
Stocked
at
Depot
Y
Y
Accessories
Fascia Template
HHT-Template
Fire Screen
MESH-HHT
Lintel Bar
LINTELBAR-HHT
Y
Fastener Packs
Nut, 8-32, PKG 40
226-0060/40
Rivnut Repait Kit
RIVNUT-REPAIR
Screw 1/4-20 x 5/8, PKG 24
220-0440/24
Screw 8-32 x 3/8, PKG 40
225-0500/40
Screw, PH 8-32 x 1/2
220-0030
Screw, HWH MS 1/4-20 x 3/4
220-0080
Washer, SAE, #10
227-0080
Washer, 1/4 SAE
28758
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E. Warranty Policy
Hearth & Home Technologies LIMITED WARRANTY
Hearth & Home Technologies (“HHT”) and its respective brands extends the following warranty for HHT gas, wood,
pellet and electric appliances purchased from an authorized HHT dealer and installed in the United States of America or
Canada. Warranty starts with date of purchase by the original owner (End User) except as noted for replacement parts.
Warranty Period
Parts
Labor
1 Year
2 years
3 years
Gas
HHT Manufactured Appliances and Venting
EPA
Wood
Pellet
Electric
Wood
All Parts and Material Except
as covered by Conditions,
Exclusion, and Limitations
listed
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Igniters, Electronic Components, and Glass
Blowers
X
Molded Refractory Panels
X
X
X
Firepots
Castings & Baffles
Firebox, HHT Chimney, Termination & Heat Exchanger
3 years
X
7 years
10
years
3 years
X
X
1 year
X
Limited
Lifetime
1 year
X
90 Days
Components Covered
X
5 years
Venting
X
X
X
X
X
See Conditions, Exclusions, and limitations.
Burners, Logs & Refractory
Firebox & Heat Exchanger
X
All Replacement Parts
9-01-08
CONDITIONS, EXCLUSIONS & LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
 This warranty applies to the original owner and is transferable up to two years from date of purchase to the new
homeowner, provided the purchase was made through an authorized dealer or distributor of HHT, and the appliance
remains in its original place of installation.
 The maximum amount recoverable under this warranty is limited to the purchase price of the product.
 In no event shall HHT be liable for any incidental or consequential damages caused by defects in the product.
 Adjustments, regular maintenance, cleaning and temporary repairs, or the failure to duplicate the problem in the home
is not covered under this warranty.
 This limited warranty does not extend to or include surface finish on the appliance or terminations, door gasketing,
glass gasketing, glass discoloration, firebrick, pellet logs, kaowool or other ceramic insulating materials. Rust and/or
corrosion on any of the metal surfaces, cast iron components, baffles, firepots, doors, or firebox area are not covered
by this warranty.
 Noise resulting from minor expansion, contraction, or movement of certain parts is normal and complaints related to
this noise are not covered by this warranty.
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Hearth & Home Technologies LIMITED WARRANTY (Cont’d)
 HHT’s obligation under this warranty does not extend to damages resulting from: (1) installation, operation or maintenance of the appliance not in accordance with the installation instructions; operating instructions and the listing
agent identification label furnished with the appliance; (2) installation which does not comply with local building codes;
(3) shipping, improper handling, improper operation, abuse, misuse, accident or unworkmanlike repairs; (4) environmental conditions, inadequate ventilation or drafting caused by tight sealing construction of the structure or handling
devices such as exhaust fans or forced air furnaces or other such causes; (5) use of fuels other than those specified
in the operating instructions; (6) installation or use of components not supplied with the appliance or any other components not expressly authorized and approved by HHT; and/or (7) modification of the appliance not expressly authorized and approved by HHT in writing.
 This warranty does not apply to non-HHT venting components, hearth components or other accessories used in conjunction with the installation of this product.
 This warranty is void if the appliance has been over-fired or operated in atmospheres contaminated by chlorine,
fluorine, or other damaging chemicals the appliance is subject to prolonged periods of dampness or condensation, or
there is any damage to the appliance or other components due to water or weather damage which is the result of, but
not limited to, improper chimney or venting installation.
 HHT’s liability under this warranty is limited to the replacement and repair of defective components or workmanship
during the applicable period. HHT may fully discharge all of its obligations under such warranties by repairing the
defective component(s) at HHT’s discretion. Shipping costs are not covered under this warranty.
 Some states do not allow exclusions or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so those limitations may not
apply to you. This warranty gives you specific rights; you may also have other rights, which vary from state to state.
 EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT PROVIDED BY LAW, HHT MAKES NO EXPRESS WARRANTIES OTHER THAN THE
WARRANTY SPECIFIED HEREIN. THE DURATION OF ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY IS LIMITED TO DURATION OF
THE WARRANTY SPECIFIED ABOVE.
This Limited Warranty is effective on all HHT appliances sold after September 01, 2008 and supersedes any and all warranties currently in existence.
If warranty service is needed, you should contact your installing dealer. If the installing dealer is unable to provide necessary parts or components, contact the nearest authorized HHT dealer or supplier.
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G. Contact Information
CONTACT INFORMATION:
Heat & Glo, a brand of Hearth & Home Technologies
20802 Kensington Boulevard
Lakeville, MN 55044
Division of HNI INDUSTRIES
Please contact your Heat & Glo dealer with any questions or concerns.
For the number of your nearest Heat & Glo dealer,
visit our web site at www.heatnglo.com
CAUTION
Do NOT discard this manual.
• Important operating and maintenance
instructions included.
• Read, understand and follow these instructions for safe installation and operation.
• Leave this manual with party responsible
for use and operation.
Your Records for Model:
NorthStar EPA Certified
Woodburning Fireplace
DEALERSHIP WHERE PURCHASED:
SERIAL NUMBER:
__________________
_______________________________________
DATE PURCHASED:
__________________
_______________________________________
DATE INSTALLED:
__________________
_______________________________________
DEALER TELEPHONE: __________________
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2313972; (Australia) 780250, 780403, 1418504 or other U.S. and foreign patents pending.
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