Desa (V)368ST Indoor Fireplace User Manual

See-Thru wood Burning fireBox
OWNER’S OPERATION AND INSTALLATION MANUAL
Models (V)368ST
(V)I368ST (Fully Insulated)
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This book is valuable. In addition to instructing you
on how to install and maintain your appliance, it also
contains information that will enable you to obtain replacement parts or accessory items when needed. Keep
it with your other important papers.
This firebox is approved for use as a wood burning firebox
or for use with a vented gas log approved to ANS Z21.60,
Z21.84 or RGA 2-72 standards or for use with a vent-free
gas log heater approved to ANS Z21.11.2 standard.
This wood burning firebox complies with UL127-CAN/ULSS610-M87 standard as a FACTORY BUILT APPLIANCE and
is listed and tested by Underwriters Laboratory Inc.
FOR CANADA: The authority having jurisdiction (such
as the municipal building department, fire department,
etc.) should be contacted before installation to determine the need to obtain a permit.
INSTALLER: Leave this manual with the appliance.
CONSUMER: Retain this manual for future reference.
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WARNING: Improper installation, adjustment, alteration, service or maintenance can cause injury, property
damage or loss of life. Refer to this manual for assistance or additional information. Consult a qualified
installer or local distributor.
Table of Contents
Safety................................................................... 2
Product Dimensions............................................. 3
Firebox Installation............................................... 4
Venting Installation............................................... 6
Optional Gas Line Installation............................ 12
Operation and Maintenance Guidelines............. 13
Technical Service............................................... 14
Replacement and Accessory Parts.................... 14
Safety
IMPORTANT: Check local codes
before installing this firebox.
This is a wood burning firebox intended and
approved for installation in either residential
homes or buildings of standard construction.
This firebox system requires the utilization of a
DESA Heating, LLC 8" double wall, snap-lock
flue pipe system.
Glass doors are optional with this firebox and
come in different styles. For more information
see Glass Doors, page 13).
The model’s serial number and any other
specific rating information may be found on
the rating plate located inside the firebox
opening.
Before beginning the installation of the firebox,
read these instructions through completely.
• This DESA Heating, LLC firebox and its
approved components are safe when
installed according to this installation
manual and operated as recommended
by DESA Heating, LLC. Use only DESA
Heating, LLC approved components,
which have been designed and tested
for the fireplace system. Failure to do this
may cause a fire hazard.
• The DESA Heating, LLC warranty will be
voided by and DESA Heating, LLC disclaims any responsibility for the following
actions.
a. Modification of the firebox or any of
the components manufactured by
DESA Heating, LLC unless otherwise
permitted by DESA Heating, LLC.
b. Use of a firebox insert or any other
component part not approved by
DESA Heating, LLC in combination
with a DESA Heating, LLC firebox.
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c. Installation and/or operation in a
manner other than instructed in this
manual.
d. The burning of any other fuel not tested
or approved by DESA Heating, LLC in
this wood burning firebox.
Proper installation is the most important step
in ensuring safe and continuous operation
of the fireplace. Although grounding may not
be required by code in your area, it must be
electrically grounded in accordance with local codes or, in the absence of local codes,
with the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA
70-1990.
This firebox is intended for installation in accordance with the National Fire Protection Association Standard for Chimneys, Fireplaces,
Vents and Solid-Fuel Burning Fireplaces,
NFPA 211, and in accordance with codes
such as the BOCA Basic/National Code, the
Standard Mechanical Code, and the Uniform
Building Code.
WARNING: Do not install a
firebox insert in this firebox unless the manufacturer's instructions with the insert specifically
state this firebox has been tested
for use with the insert.
This firebox is not intended to be
used as a substitute for a furnace
to heat an entire home. Use for
supplemental heat only.
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Safety
Continued
FOR YOUR SAFETY
• Do not store or use gasoline
or any other flammable vapors
or liquids in the vicinity of this
or any other appliance.
• Due to high temperatures, the
appliance should be located
out of traffic and away from
furniture and draperies.
• Do not place clothing or other
flammable materials on or near
the appliance.
• Never leave children unattended when a fire is burning
in the fireplace.
WARNING: Always leave glass
doors fully opened or fully closed
when operating fireplace.
WARNING: Use solid wood
or processed solid fuel fire logs
only. When processed wood fuel
fire logs are used, do not poke or
stir the logs while they are burning. Use only fire logs that have
been evaluated for the application
in fireplace and refer to fire log
warnings and caution markings
on packaging prior to use.
WARNING: Children and adults
should be alerted to the hazards of
high surface temperatures and to
stay away to avoid burns or clothing ignition. Young children should
be carefully supervised when in the
same room as fireplace.
Product Dimensions
6"
(15.2 cm)
12 3/8"
(31.4 cm)
O.D.
TOP VIEW
8" I.D.
(20.3 cm)
24"
(61 cm)
24"
(61 cm)
9 1/2"
(24.1 cm)
21 5/16"
(54.1 cm)
19"
(48.3 cm)
4 /2"
(11.4 cm)
1
42 5/8"
(108.3 cm)
15 1/2"
(39.4 cm)
16"
(40.6 cm)
17 3/16"
12"
(43.66 cm)(30.4 cm)
1 1/2"
(3.8 cm)
54"
(137.2 cm)
GAS LINE
CONDUIT
OUTSIDE AIR
20 1/2"
(52.1 cm)
37 1/2"
(95.3 cm)
11 1/4"
(28.6 cm)
LEFT SIDE
VIEW
10 1/4"
(26 cm)
2 1/2"
(6.4 cm)
7"
(17.8 cm)
12"
(30.5 cm)
36 1/2"
(92.7cm)
FRONT VIEW
Figure 1 - Dimensions
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selecting location
To determine the safest and most efficient
location for the firebox, you must take into
consideration the following guidelines:
1. The location must allow for proper clearances.
2. Consider a location where the heat output
will not be affected by drafts, air conditioning ducts, windows or doors.
3. A location that avoids the cutting of
joists or roof rafters will make installation
easier.
4. If an outside air kit is to be installed, accessibility to outside combustion air must
be considered. This can also be achieved
through a vented crawl space in some
cases (see Optional Outside Air Kit on
page 6).
5. Do not connect this firebox to a chimney
system other than a DESA Heating, LLC
chimney system.
6. Install in an area providing ventilation and
adequate combustion air.
7. Due to high temperatures, do not locate
this firebox in high traffic areas or near
furniture or draperies.
8. Provide adequate clearances around
air openings into combustion chamber.
NEVER obstruct front opening of firebox
or flow of combustion and ventilation air.
9. Do not locate in or near an area where
gasoline or other flammable liquids may
be stored. The firebox area must be kept
clear and free from these combustible
materials.
The typical installation for this fireplace is a
projected installation which allows you to extend the fireplace any distance into the room.
A projection may be ideal for a new addition
on an existing, finished wall.
Existing Wall
12" (30.4 cm) to
Perpendicular Wall
Projected Wall
Figure 2 - Common Location of Fireplace
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Minimum clearance to
combustibles
Back and sides of firebox
Adjacent wall
Chimney outer pipe surfaces
Bottom of firebox to floor
1" min.
12" min.
2" min.
0" min.
WARNING: Do not block
required air spaces with insulation or any other material.
Do not obstruct effective opening* of firebox with any type of
facing material. Combustible
material must not be in contact
with black front face of firebox.
*(The effective opening is considered
the opening where actual heat output
may occur.)
Spacers on Sides of
Fireplace Provide
Required 1" (2.5cm)
Clearance
2" (5cm) Min. Clearance
From Pipe to
Combustibles
3" (7.6cm)
12" (30.4cm) Min. From Perpendicular
Side Wall to Fireplace Opening (Typ.)
Figure 3 - Firebox Clearances
Mantel Clearances
Woodwork such as wood trims, mantels or
any other combustible material projecting from
the front face must not be placed within 9" of
firebox effective opening.
Combustible materials above and projecting
more than 1 1/2" from the firebox front face
(see Figure 4, page 5) must not be placed less
than 12" from effective opening of the firebox
(NFPA STD 211, Sec. 7-3.3.3).
Mantels or any other combustible material
may also come up to the side edge of the
black metal face of the firebox only if the
projection from the front face falls within limits
shown in Figure 5, page 5.
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Firebox Installation
Continued
2" X 4" Stud
Drywall
Combustible
Materials
33°
6" Nom.
(15.2 cm)
12" Min.
(30.4 cm)
9" Min.
(22.8 cm)
Fireplace Side View
Front
Face
3" Nom.
(7.6 cm)
1 1/2" Max.
(3.8 cm)
Fireplace Front View
Figure 4 - Mantel Clearances to
Combustible Materials
Seal Gaps with
Noncombustible
Mortar or Adhesive
Top View of Fireplace
Drywall
2 3/4" Max.
(6.98 cm)
4"
(Approx.)
(10.1 cm) 33°
Nom.
6" Nom.
(15.2 cm)
4 3/8"
Min.
(11.1 cm)
Combustible
Material Must
Not Overlap
Black Metal
Front Face
3. Set firebox directly in front of opening and
slide unit back until nailing flanges touch
side framing.
4. Check the level of firebox and shim with
sheet metal if necessary.
5. Before securing firebox to prepared framing, ember protector (provided) must be
placed between hearth extension (not
supplied) and under bottom front edge of
firebox to protect against glowing embers
(see Figure 8 and Hearth Extensions on
page 6). If firebox is to be installed on a
raised platform, a Z-type ember protector
(not supplied) must be fabricated to fit
your required platform height (see Figure
7). The ember protector should be made
of galvanized sheet metal (28 gauge minimum) to prevent corrosion.
6. Secure firebox to framing at nailing
flanges located on sides of firebox (see
Figure 9, page 6).
"Z" Type
Ember Protector
(Not Supplied)
Figure 5 - Mantel Clearances to Metal
Face
44 5
(11 /8"
3c
Min m)
.
Framing
(13 53 7
6 c /8"
m)
Min
1. Frame the opening for the firebox using
the dimensions shown in Figures 6 and 7
depending on your installation.
2. If firebox is to be installed directly on
carpeting, tile (other than ceramic) or any
combustible material other than wood
flooring, firebox must be installed upon a
metal or wood panel extending full width
and depth of firebox.
12 3/8" Dia.
(31.4 cm) Outer Pipe
1" (2.5 cm) Min.
To Combustibles
2" (5.1 cm) Min.
Clearance From Outer
Pipes to Combustibles
.
As
R
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Ce ired
ilin
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3/4"
22 m)
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(58
d
Platform Must be
Solid, Flat and
Fully Supported
Figure 7 - Framing Firebox with “Z” Type
Ember Protectors
24"
(61 cm)
12"
(31 cm)
Ember
Protector
(Typ. 2 of 2)
21 5/16"
(54 cm)
42 5/8"
(108 cm)
Figure 6 - Framing Clearances
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1/2"
(1.2 cm)
Max.
Figure 8 - Ember Protectors
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Continued
Thermal conductivity "K" of materials can be
obtained from manufacturer or supplier of
noncombustible material.
If hearth extension is to be raised, a “Z” type
ember protector must be used (see Figure 7,
page 5, and Figure 11)
1/2" (1.27 cm)
Minimum to
Combustibles
Noncombustible
Hearth
Extension
Nailing
Flanges
8" Max.
Prepared
Framing
Nails or
Screws
1 1/2" Typ.
“Z” Type Ember
Protector
Noncombustible
Hearth Extension
“K” Factor
.84
Figure 9 - Nailing Flanges
Hearth Extension
A hearth extension projecting a minimum of
16" in front of and a minimum of 8" beyond
each side of the firebox opening is required to
protect combustible floor construction in front
of firebox (see Figure 10). Fabricate a hearth
extension using a material which meets the
following specifications: a layer of noncombustible, inorganic material having a thermal
conductivity of K=0.84 BTU IN/FT, HR. F (or
less) at 1" thick. For example, if the material
selected has a K factor of 0.25, such as glass
fiber, the following formula would apply:
0.25 x 1.0" = 0.30" thickness required
0.84
Ember Protector
Figure 11 - Raised Hearth Extension
Venting Installation
Optional Outside air Kit
The installation of an outside air kit should be performed during the rough framing of the firebox due
to the nature of it’s location. Outside combustion air
is accessed through and exterior wall or a vented
crawl space (see Figure 12, page 7).
CAUTION: Air inlet ducts
must not terminate in attic
space.
The maximum height for the
air vent can not exceed 3 feet
below the flue gas outlet of the
termination.
8"
M
(20 IN.
.3c
m)
36 1
/2
52 1 (92 " MIN
.7
.
/2"
(13 MIN cm)
3.3 .
cm
)
.
MIN
16" cm)
6
.
(40
NONCOMBUSTIBLE
HEARTH EXTENSION
Figure 10 - Hearth Extension
6
1 1/2" Typ.
Avoid installing outside air eyebrow in areas
where inlet opening may be blocked by snow,
bushes or other obstacles. It should also be
located beyond the reach of small children.
For further details on installation of outside air
kit, please refer to instructions included with
air kit. For operating instructions, please refer
to your owner's manual.
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Venting Installation
Continued
Secure to Collars with
Duct Tape or Screws
Air Inlet
Location
Must Allow
For Bushes
or Snow
Air Inlet
Termination
Vent Hood
Vented Crawl Space
Required for
(Check Local Codes
Wall Installation
Before Installing in a
Vented Crawl Space)
Figure 12 - Outside Air Kit Installation
Chimney Pipe
The DESA Heating, LLC chimney system is
a snap-lock, double-wall pipe. It consists of a
stainless steel inner flue pipe(s), a galvanized
outer pipe and a wire spacer. Each section of
pipe comes in lengths of 12", 18", 36" and 48".
The actual lineal gain for each is measured
after each section is fully connected. Lineal
gain is the actual measurable length of a part
after two or more parts are connected.
Pipe Installation
The pipe sections must be assembled independently as the chimney is installed. When connecting chimney directly to the firebox, the inner flue
PART NO.
LINEAL GAIN
DESCRIPTION
GAIN
368STM
See-Through
66 1/4"
V368ST
See-Through
54"
(V)12-8DM
Flue Pipe
10 5/8"
(V)18-8DM
Flue Pipe
16 5/8"
(V)24-8DM
Flue Pipe
23 5/8"
(V)36-8DM
Flue Pipe
34 5/8"
(V)48-8DM
Flue Pipe
46 5/8"
VRTL-8DM
VRTTL-8DM
Round Top
Termination
6"
VETL-8M
VETO-8DM
VETLO-8DM
Econo-Top
Termination
1" to 12"
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pipe section must be installed first with the lanced
side up. The outer pipe section can then be installed over the flue pipe section with the hemmed
end up. Press down on each pipe section until the
lances securely engage the hem on the firebox
starter. The wire will assure the proper spacing
between the inner and outer pipe sections.
Continue to assemble chimney sections as
outlined above, making sure that both the inner
and outer pipe sections are locked together
(see Figure 13). When installing double wall
snap-lock chimney together, it is important to
assure the joint between the chimney sections
is locked. Check by pulling chimney upward
after locking. The chimney will not come apart
if properly locked. It is not necessary to add
screws to keep the chimney together.
Firestop Spacers VFS-8DM
(24 Pack)
Firestop spacers are required at each point
WARNING: The opening in the
collar around the chimney at the top
of the firebox must not be obstructed. Never use blown insulation to
fill the chimney enclosure.
12 3/8" Galvanized
Outer Pipe
8" Stainless
Inner Pipe
Lanced Side
Up
Hemmed
End
Figure 13 - Pipe Connection
where the chimney penetrates a floor or ceiling joist space. Their purpose is to establish
and maintain the required clearance between
the chimney and the combustible materials.
When penetrating a floor or ceiling at an angle,
use firestop spacer number V30FS-8DM (see
Replacement and Accessory Parts, page 14).
When the pipe passes through a framed opening into a living space above, the firestop must
be placed onto the ceiling from below as shown
in Figure 14, page 8. When the pipe passes
through a framed opening into an attic space
above, the firestop must be placed on the attic
floor as shown in Figure 15, page 8.
Support Sections
The chimney support section is a 4" strap
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Continued
Existing
Ceiling
Frame
Firestop
Spacer
Screws or
Staples
(Min. of 8)
combinations of 12", 18", 36" and 48" length
of double wall pipe (see offset chart and
Figure 18).
Maximum length of pipe between supports
2" (5.1cm)
Minimum
Angled Firestop
2" (5.1cm)
Minimum
Figure 14 - Firestop Spacer with Living
Space Above Ceiling
Screws or Staples
(Min. of 8)
Firestop
Spacer
Existing
Straps
Ceiling
Frame
Ceiling
Support
Return
Elbow
Figure 17 - Chimney Supports
Figure 15 - Firestop Spacer with Attic
Space Above Ceiling
and 12" length of pipe. A chimney support is
required every 30 feet above fireplace after a
straight chimney run or above a return elbow
after a straight chimney run (see Figure 16).
This support is designed to relieve the extra
weight load on firebox and elbows when high
chimneys are installed.
Screws
Elbow Offset Installation
A
OFFSET
12S-8DM
Support
30 FT. Required
30 FT.
(9.14m)
(9.14m)
Return
Elbow
Figure 16 - Elbow Offset
Chimney weight above offset rests on return
elbow. Straps must be securely nailed to
rafters or joists (see Figure 17).
To achieve desired offset, you may install
8
B
A
4 3/8"
9 1/2"
12 1/2"
14 3/8"
17 5/8"
21 1/2"
22 3/4"
26 3/8"
26 3/8"
31 3/4"
34 3/4"
38 5/8"
39 7/8"
43 3/4"
46 3/4"
48 7/8"
RISE
B
16 3/8"
25 1/4"
30 3/8"
34"
39 1/4"
46"
48 1/8"
54 7/8"
60"
63 3/4"
69"
75 5/8"
77 7/8"
84 1/2"
87 3/4"
93 3/8"
CHIMNEY LENGTH
48"
36"
18"
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
2
1
2
12"
1
1
2
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
Figure 18 - Rise and Offset
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Continued
is 6 feet of angled run. A maximum of two 6
feet angled run sections per chimney system
(see Figure 19).
RETURN
ELBOW
RETURN
ELBOW
6' MAX
(15.2cm)
6' MAX
(15.2cm)
OFFSET
ELBOW
RETURN
ELBOW
CEILING
SUPPORT
PIPE
V12S-8DM
OFFSET
ELBOW
6' MAX
(15.2cm)
RETURN
ELBOW
6' MAX
(15.2cm)
6' MAX
(15.2cm)
6' MAX
(15.2cm)
OFFSET
ELBOW
run, 16 feet minimum for a run with 1 elbow set
and 25 feet minimum for a run with 2 elbow
sets. (A set consists of one starter elbow and
one return elbow.)
Uncommon circumstances such as neighboring hills, tall trees, or strong wind areas
can cause down drafts in chimney system.
In such cases, going beyond the minimum
recommended height would be preferable to
provide a better draw.
The fireplace height approved for any chimney
run with this fireplace system is 40 feet measured from bottom of firebox to flue outlet-end
of pipe (see Figure 21).
VRTL-8DM VRTL-8DM VETL-8DM
Storm
Collar
Flashing
TYPICAL OFFSET INSTALLATIONS
Figure 19 - Typical Offset Installations
10 Foot Rule
All chimney terminations must extend a minimum of 3 feet above the highest point where it
passes through the roof and must be at least 2
feet above roof with a 10 foot horizontal span
(see Figure 20).
IMPORTANT: If an exposed portion of chimney is greater than 4 feet above the roof line,
use support wires to keep chimney secure.
Support wires may be attached to outer pipe
of chimney with screws, if screws do not
penetrate inner flue pipe.
Firestop
Spacer
MINIMUM
HEIGHT
15 FT.
(4.5m)
MAXIMUM
HEIGHT
CHASE
TERMINATION
40 FT.
(12m)
Figure 20 - 10 Foot Rule
Minimum / Maximum Chimney
Height
The minimum height of the chimney (measured from the base of the fireplace to the flue
gas outlet-end of pipe) is 16 feet for a straight
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Figure 21 - Maximum Chimney Height
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Penetrating Roof
To maintain a 1" clearance to pipe on a roof with
a pitch, a rectangular opening must be cut.
1. Determine the center point through which
pipe will penetrate roof.
2. Determine center point of roof. Pitch is the
distance the roof drops over a given span,
usually 12". A 6/12 pitch means that the
roof drops 6" for each 12" one measure
horizontally down from roof rafters.
3. Use roof opening chart (Figure 22) to
determine correct opening length and
flashing required.
4. Remove shingles around opening measured. Cut out this section.
5. Add next sections of pipe until end
penetrates roof line. Check to see that
proper clearances are maintained. Extend
chimney by adding sections of double wall
pipe until pipe is minimum of 30" above
highest point of roof cutout. Termination
and chimney must extend a minimum of
36" above highest point where it passes
through the roof (see 10-Foot Rule and
Figure 20, page 9.
19" Min.
(48.26cm)
2" Min.
(5.08cm)
30" Min.
(76.2cm)
Storm
Collar
Flashing
Cone
Nail Only
Outer
Perimeter
of Flashing
Overlap
Shingles Top
and Sides Only
Underlap
Shingles
at Bottom
Figure 23 - Flashing Installation
Storm Collar Installation
Place storm collar over pipe and slide down
until it is snug against the open edge of the
flashing (see Figure 24). Apply waterproof
caulking to all seams and notches around
storm and also at base around shingles.
Chimney
Pipe
Waterproof
Caulk
Storm
Collar
Flashing
2" Min.
(5.08cm)
2" Min.
(5.08cm)
Figure 24 - Storm Collar
Terminations
Opening
“A”
Pitch
Slope
Flat
0-6/12
6/12-12/12
0°
26.6°
45°
Opening Used Flashing
"A" Max.
Model No.
19"
V6F-8DM
23.25"
V6F-8DM
30.75"
V12F-8DM
Figure 22 - Roof Opening Measurements
Flashing Installation
Determine flashing to be used with roof opening chart. Slide flashing over pipe until base
is flat against roof. Replace as many shingles
as needed to cover exposed area and flashing
base. Secure in position by nailing through
shingles (see Figure 23). DO NOT NAIL
THROUGH FLASHING CONE.
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The firebox system must be terminated with
the listed round top or chase terminations. In
any case, refer to the installation instructions
supplied with the termination.
Terminations approved for this fireplace are
VRTL-8DM and VRTTL-8DM, which can be
used for flashing or chase and VETO-8DM
and VETLO-8DM for chase style termination
only. Figure 25, page 11, shows a VRTL-8DM
round top termination.
CAUTION: Do not seal openings on rooftop flashing. Follow
installation instructions provided
with termination being used.
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Continued
RTL-8DM
Stainless
Inner Flue
Pipe
Chase
Top Screen
1" Noncombustible
Spacer
Secure
Termination
to Outer
Pipe with 3
Screws
1"
Space
Apply
Waterproof
Caulking
Storm
Collar
Flashing
Overlap
Shingles (Top
and Sides of
Flashing Base)
Underlap
Shingles
finishing firebox
Installing Firebox Facing
Any noncombustible material may be used
for facing (glass, tile, brick, etc.) as long as
proper clearances are adhered to and firebox
openings are not obstructed in any way (see
Figure 27).
Use only heat resistant, noncombustible mortar or adhesive when securing facing material
to front of firebox. When placing facing at
upper edge of effective opening of firebox,
provide “L” shaped piece of metal extending
full width of opening (see Figure 27).
Secure with sheet metal screws at a distance
high enough from edge so it doesn't interfere
with operation of doors. This assures that facing material will not block openings.
Noncombustible
Facing Material
Figure 25 - Terminations
Chase installations
Instructions for chase installations are
included with the chase style termination
chosen. In a multiple chase installation, be
sure to provide adequate distance between
terminations to prevent smoke spillage from
one termination to another. Terminations must
be separated a minimum of 30" center to center and stacked at a minimum vertical height
difference of 18" (see Figure 26).
Note: If a decorative shroud is to be installed,
contact the manufacturer for specifications.
“L” Shaped
Do Not
Metal
Block
Support
Opening
Noncombustible
Facing Material
Figure 27 - Fireplace Facing (Your
Fireplace May Vary from Illustration)
18"
Min.
Typ.
30" Min.
30" Min.
Figure 26 - Multiple Chase Installation
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Optional Gas Line Installation
WARNING: A qualified service person must connect gas
supply. Follow all local codes.
NOTICE: Before you proceed, make sure your
gas supply is turned off.
A gas line may be installed for the purpose
of installing a vented or vent-free decorative
gas appliance available through your local
distributor. Use only 1/2" black iron pipe and
appropriate fittings. When installing a gas
line, a shutoff valve designed for installation
outside the appliance is recommended.
1. Remove knockout indentation on refractory or firebrick wall located approximately
2" above the refractory hearth floor. The
knockout indentation must be firmly
tapped with any solid object such as a
1/2" dowel until it is released. Remove
fragmented portions of refractory (see
Figure 28).
2. Remove gas line cover plate located on
rear of fireplace and pull out insulation
from gas line conduit sleeve. Save insulation for reuse.
3. Run 1/2" black iron gas line into the firebox
through the rear at 11 1/4" from floor and
through gas line conduit sleeve (if using
a raised platform, add height). Provide
sufficient gas line into firebox chamber
for fitting connection (see Figure 29).
Note: Secure incoming gas line to wood
framing to provide rigidity for threaded end.
4. Repack insulation around gas line and into
sleeve opening. Seal any gaps between
gas line and refractory knockout hole with
refractory cement or commercial furnace
cement, Install the gas appliance or cap
off gas line if desired.
Outside of
Fireplace
Gas Line
Conduit
Insulation
Gas
Conduit
Cover
Remove
Knockout
Side
Firebrick
Finished
Side
1/2" Dowel
Refractory
Knockout
Plug
Figure 28 - Gas Line Knockout
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CAUTION: All gas piping
and connections must be tested
for leaks after the installation
is completed. After ensuring
that the gas valve is on, apply
soap and water solution to all
connections and joints. Bubbles
forming show a leak. Correct
all leaks at once. DO NOT USE
AN OPEN FLAME FOR LEAK
TESTING AND DO NOT OPERATE ANY APPLIANCE IF A LEAK
IS DETECTED. LEAK TESTING
SHOULD BE DONE BY A QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSON.
The gas pipe is intended for connection to
an unvented gas log set or a decorative gas
appliance.
If using an unvented gas log set, ONLY
UNVENTED GAS LOG SETS WHICH HAVE
BEEN FOUND TO COMPLY WITH THE
STANDARDS FOR UNVENTED ROOM
HEATERS, ANS/IAS/AGA Z21.11.2, ARE TO
BE INSTALLED IN THIS FIREBOX.
If installing a decorative gas appliance, the
decorative gas appliance must comply with
the Standard for Decorative Gas Appliances
for Installation in Solid Fuel Burning Fireplaces, ANS Z21.60-1996 and shall also be
installed in accordance with the National Fuel
Gas code, ANS Z223.1-1996.
Outside of
Fireplace
Gas
Line
Conduit
Repack
Insulation
Incoming
1/2" Black
Iron Pipe
Side
Firebrick
Finished
Side
Seal
Opening
with
Refractory
Cement
Provide Enough Threaded
End for Fitting Connection
Figure 29 - Gas Line Installation
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Continued
WARNING: Do not operate an unvented gas log set in
this firebox with the chimney
removed.
WARNING: If the firebox has
been used for wood burning, the
firebox and chimney must be
cleaned of soot, creosote and
ashes by a qualified chimney
cleaner. Creosote will ignite if
heavily heated.
WARNING: When using a
decorative vented gas log, the
damper must be removed or
permanently locked in the fully
open position and the glass
doors must be in the fully open
position.
Note: An appropriate DESA Heating, LLC
hood (see Replacement and Accessory Parts,
page 14) must be installed when using an
unvented gas log set.
Operation and Maintenance Guidelines
Glass Doors
Bi-fold glass doors are optional with this firebox.
They come in brushed or polished brass.
To install glass doors, refer to installation
instructions that are included with kit. When
firebox is in operation, doors must be fully open
or fully closed position only or a fire hazard may
be created (see Figure 30 or 31).
Cabinet
Glass
Doors
Figure 30 - Cabinet Glass Doors
A firebox equipped with glass doors operates
much differently than a firebox with an open
front. A firebox with glass doors has a limited
amount of air for combustion. Excessive heat
within the firebox can result if too large a fire
is built or if combustion air gate is not completely open.
The following tips should be followed to assure that both the firebox and glass door retain
their beauty and function properly:
• Both the flue damper and glass doors must
be fully opened before starting fire. This
will provide sufficient combustion air and
maintain safe temperatures in firebox.
• The glass must be allowed to warm slowly
and evenly. The tempered glass will withstand a gradual temperature rise to 550° F,
which is more than a normal fire will generate. Such materials as pitch/wax laden
logs, very dry mill end lumber and large
amounts of paper or cardboard boxes.
Always keep the fire well back from the
doors and never allow flames to contact
the glass.
WARNING: Fireplaces
equipped with glass doors
should be operated only with
doors fully opened or doors fully
closed. Doors, if left partly open,
may draw gas and flame out of
the fireplace opening creating
risks of both fire and smoke.
Doors Fully Closed
Firebox Front
Firebox Front
Doors
Fully Opened
Figure 31 - Bi-Fold Glass Doors
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Operation and maintenance Guidelines
Continued
Cleaning Glass
Clean glass with any commercial glass
cleaner or soap and water. Do not use any
abrasive material to clean glass. Do not clean
glass with any cool water if glass is still hot
from the fire. To remove doors, refer to instructions included with glass door kit.
damper Mechanism
The damper control lever is located inside the
fire chamber (see Figure 32). Make sure lever
is cool before handling. Pull down to close
and push up to open. Damper must be open
when lighting a fire. Not doing so will cause
smoke spillage into the room. When firebox
is not in use, close damper to prevent down
drafts to enter room.
GRATE
WARNING: Risk of fire! Replace
grate with DESA model 11168 grate
only. This grate has been designed to
keep the operation of your fireplace
safe and efficient.
Never obstruct flow of combustion and ventilation air. Keep front of firebox clear of all
obstacles and materials.
Chimney
Have your chimney system cleaned and
inspected regularly to ensure safe and efficient operation.
WARNING: Children and
adults should be alerted to the
hazards of high surface temperatures and to stay away from these
to avoid burns or clothing ignition.
Young children should be carefully supervised when they are in
the same room as firebox.
Technical Service
DAMPER CONTROL LEVER
PULL DOWN TO CLOSE
PUSH UP TO OPEN
OUTSIDE AIR
HANDLE
PULL TO CLOSE
PUSH TO OPEN
Figure 32 - Damper Operation
Outside Air Mechanism
The outside air handle is located at the right
hand side of firebox rear refractory (see Figure
32). Pull to close, push to open. Always open
mechanism when starting a fire. This provides
adequate outside combustion air. Close
mechanism when not in use to prevent cold air
from entering room. Periodically check your
outside air intake vent hood for any possible
obstructions such as snow, bushes, etc.
Grate
The grate is designed to provide you with the
maximum solid fuel capacity. Do not overload
grate or obstruct required air space beneath
it. Doing so may cause smoke spillage and
a fire hazard.
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You may have further questions about installation, operation, or troubleshooting. If so, contact DESA Heating, LLC at 1-866-672-6040.
When calling please have your model and
serial numbers of your heater ready.
You can also visit DESA Heating, LLC’s web
site at www.desatech.com.
Replacement and
Accessory Parts
Purchase replacement parts or accessories
from your local de aler. If they can not supply
these accessories, call DESA Heating, LLC
at 1-866-672-6040 for referral information.
You can also write to the address listed on
back cover of this manual. When you call,
have your model number and replacement
part number ready.
IMPORTANT: Use of any other glass door assembly
not tested with this fireplace may cause a fire hazard
and will void the DESA Heating, LLC warranty.
Note: Not all accessories are available for
all models.
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Round Top
Termination
(V)RTL-8DM, (V)RTTL-8DM
RT-8DM, RTL-8DM
Storm Collar
(V)SC1-20-8DM
(20 Pack)
(for use with (V)RTL-8DM)
(V)SC2-20 (20 Pack)
(for use with (V)RTT-8DM and (V)RTTL-8DM)
Flashing
(V)6F-8DM for 0 to 6/12
Roof Pitch
(V)12F-8DM for 6/12 to
12/12 Roof Pitch
ROUND TOP
TERMINATION WITH SLIP
SECTION
RTT-8DM, RTTL-8DM
Vent Hood
Connector
Duct - 4" x 3'
Double Wall Pipe - (V)12-8DM,
(V)18-8DM, (V)24-8DM, (V)36-8DM,
(V)48-8DM
(Chimney pipe assembly includes outer
and inner pipes and comes with wire
spacer. Also available in triple wall)
Double Wall Pipe
support assembly
(V)12S-8DM
Vent Plaster
Collar
Outside Air Kit - AK4
EMBER PROTECTORS (2)
20093
(Also available in triple wall)
Starter
Elbow
Return
Elbow
Double Wall 30° elbow/Offset
(V)30E-8DM (Also available in triple wall)
Firestop Spacer
(V)FS-8DM for Straight
Pipe (24 Pack)
Econo Top
Termination
(V)ETL-8DM,
(V)ETLO-8DM
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Adjustable Hood
Black - GA650, 01244
Polished Brass -GA6052, 01245
Anitque Brass - GA6053
Chrome - 01246
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Continued
Bi-Fold GLASS DOORS
DG368ST (Brushed Brass)
DC368ST (Platinum)
DBP368ST (Black)
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2701 Industrial Drive
Bowling Green, KY 42101
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NOT A UPC
55511
Rev. E
06/08