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36" Wood Burning Masonry Fireplace
OWNER’S OPERATION AND INSTALLATION MANUAL
(V)G36 - Smooth Face with Insulation
(V)G36R - Smooth Face with Insulation and Bottom Door Rail
(V)G36H - Smooth Face with Insulation and Herringbone Refractory
(V)G36HR - Smooth Face with Insulation, Bottom Door Rail
and Herringbone Refractory
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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 fireplace is approved for use as a wood burning
fireplace 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 fireplace complies with UL127CAN/ULS-S610-M87 standard as a FACTORY BUILT
APPLIANCE.
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.
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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 Information................................................ 2
Specifications....................................................... 3
Fireplace Installation............................................ 4
Venting Installation............................................... 6
Optional Gas Line Installation............................ 10
Safety Information
IMPORTANT: Check local codes
before installing this fireplace.
Before beginning the installation of the fireplace,
read these instructions through completely.
• This DESA fireplace and its components are
safe when installed according to this installation
manual. Unless you use DESA components,
which have been designed and tested for the
fireplace system, you may cause a fire hazard.
• The DESA warranty will be voided by and
DESA disclaims any responsibility for the
following actions.
a. Modification of the fireplace, components,
doors, air inlet system and damper control.
b. Use of any component part not manufactured or approved by DESA in combination
with a DESA fireplace system.
Proper installation is the most important step in
ensuring safe and continuous operation of the
fireplace. Consult the local building codes as to
the particular requirements concerned with the
installation of all factory built fireplaces.
WARNING: Do not install a
fireplace insert in this firebox unless the manufacturer's instructions with the insert specifically
state this fireplace has been
tested for use with the insert.
This fireplace is not intended to be
used as a substitute for a furnace
to heat an entire home. Use for
supplemental heat only.
Glass Door Installation........................................11
Operation and Maintenance Guidelines............. 12
Technical Service............................................... 14
Replacement Parts............................................. 14
Accessories........................................................ 15
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: Use solid wood
or processed solid fuel firelogs
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: Always leave
glass doors fully opened or
fully closed when operating
fireplace.
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Specifications
ROUND TOP TERMINATION
SQUARE CHASE-TOP
TERMINATION
1" CHIMNEY AIRSPACE
CLEARANCE TO
COMBUSTIBLE MATERIAL
NO COMBUSTIBLE
MATERIAL ON FACE
COMBUSTIBLE
WALL BOARD
11/2" AIR SPACE
BACK AND SIDES
OUTSIDE AIR
MINIMUM 12" TO
PERPENDICULAR
SIDEWALL
GAS LINE
KNOCKOUTS
HEARTH EXTENSION
74" X 20"
0" TO
BOTTOM
12" EACH SIDE
38.5"
12"
7.5"
67"
22"
58"
26.625"
49"
30"
0.625"
45"
36"
8"
1"
45"
AIR KIT
KNOCK OUT
LEFT SIDE
21.5"
GAS LINE
KNOCK OUTS
3.5"
10.5"
9.5"
20"
7"
10.75"
15.375"
36"
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Fireplace Installation
selecting location
To determine the safest and most efficient location
for the fireplace, you must take into consideration
the following guidelines:
1. The location must allow for proper clearances
(see Figures 1 and 2).
2. Consider a location where the fireplace 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. An outside air kit is available with this fireplace
(see Optional Outside Air Kit on page 6).
Minimum clearance to
combustibles
Back and sides of fireplace
Front of fireplace
Floor**
Perpendicular wall to opening
Top spacers
Mantel clearance
Chimney outer pipe surface
* Not required at nailing flanges
** See step 2 of Framing
1 1/2" min.*
48" min.
0" min.
12" min.
0" min.
see Mantels, page 5
1" min.
3. Set the fireplace directly in front of this opening and slide the unit back until the nailing
flanges touch the side framing.
4. Check the level of the fireplace and shim with
sheet metal if necessary.
5. Before securing fireplace to prepared framing,
the ember protector (provided) must be placed
between the hearth extension (not supplied)
and under the bottom front edge of the fireplace to protect against glowing embers falling
through. If the fireplace is to be installed on
a raised platform, a Z-type ember protector
(not supplied) must be fabricated to fit your
required platform height. The ember protector
should extend under the fireplace a minimum
of 1 1/2". The ember protector should be made
of galvanized sheet metal (28 gauge minimum
to prevent corrosion.
6. Using screws or nails, secure the fireplace to
the framing through flanges located on the
sides of the fireplace.
67.125"
58.125"
WARNING: Do not pack required air spaces with insulation
or other materials.
Minimum/Maximum Chimney Height
The minimum height of the chimney, measured
from the base of the fireplace to the flue gas outlet
of the termination, is 16 feet for straight flue or a
flue with one elbow set. The maximum distance between elbows is 6 feet. For systems with two elbow
sets, the minimum height is 22 feet. The maximum
height of any system is 50 feet. This measurement
includes the fireplace, chimney sections and the
height of the termination assembly at the level of
the flue gas outlet (see Figure 15, page 9).
Framing
45.25"
28.25"
Figure 1 - Framing Dimensions
Maintain 11/2"
Clearance at Sides
and Back of Fireplace
11/2" Clearance
Not Required at
Nailing Flanges
61"
86.5"
Figure 2 - Corner Installation
1. Frame the opening for the fireplace using the
dimensions shown in Figures 1 and 2.
2. If the fireplace is to be installed directly on
carpeting, tile (other than ceramic) or any
combustible material other than wood flooring, the fireplace must be installed upon a
metal or wood panel extending the full width
and depth of the fireplace.
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Fireplace Installation Mantels
A mantel may be installed if desired (see Figure 4).
Woodwork such as wood trims, mantels or any other
combustible material projecting from the front face
must not be placed within 12" of the fireplace opening. Combustible materials above 12" and projecting
more than 1 1/2" from the fireplace must not be placed
less than 15" from the top opening of the fireplace
(NFPA STD 211, Sec. 7-3.3.3).
Mantels or any other combustible material also
may come up to the side edge of the black metal
face of the fireplace just as long as the projection
from the front face fall within the limit shown in
Figure 4.
Combustible
Material
12 1/4" Ref.
Continued
Hearth Extension
A hearth extension projecting a minimum of 20"
in front of and a minimum of 12" beyond each
side of the fireplace opening is required to protect
combustible floor construction in front of the fireplace. 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
Thermal conductivity "K" of materials can be
obtained from the manufacturer or supplier of the
6"
noncombustible material. If the hearth extension
Ref.
is to be covered, use noncombustible material such
as tile, slate, brick, concrete, metal, glass, marble,
stone, etc. Provide a means to prevent the hearth
extension from shifting and seal gap between the
fireplace frame and hearth extension with a noncombustible material (see Figure 3).
15" Min.
WARNING: Hearth extension
is to be installed only as shown
in Figure 3.
Safe
Zone for
Projection of
Combustible
Materials
33°
3" Nom.
11/2" Max.
12" Min.
Upper
Section of
Fireplace
Fireplace
Opening
Seal Gap
Fireplace Front
Top View of Fireplace
Ember Protector
FIREBOX
7.75"
Fireplace Front
Raised Hearth
Ember Protector
Fireplace Front
Elevated
3" Max.
Hearth
Extension
SAFE ZONE
33°
Seal Gap
Min. to
Perpendicular
Side Wall
12"
Ember Protector
Figure 3 - Hearth Extension
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Combustible
Material Must
Not Overlap
Front Face
Figure 4 - Mantel Clearances to
Combustible Material
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Venting Installation
PART NO.
Optional Outside air Kit
(Model ak4/ak4f)
The installation of an outside air kit should be performed during the rough framing of the fireplace
due to the nature of it's location. Outside combustion air is accessed through a vented crawl space
(AK4F) or through a sidewall (AK4).
CAUTION: Combustion air
inlet ducts shall not terminate
in attic space.
Secure to Collars with Metal Tape,
Screws or Straps (Min. 1/4" x 20" size)
Air Inlet
Location
Must Allow
For Bushes
or Snow
GAIN
Georgian
Fireplace
66 1/2"
12-12DM
Pipe Section
10 5/8"
12-12HT
18-12DM
Pipe Section
16 5/8"
18-12HT
24-12DM
Pipe Section
23 5/8"
24-12HT
36-12DM
Pipe Section
34 5/8"
36-12HT
48-12DM
Pipe Section
46 5/8"
48-12HT
RLT-12D
Round Termination
7 3/4"*
RLT-12HT
Square Chase-Top
STL-12D
7" to 15"*
with Slip Section
* The lineal gain for the terminations is measured to the flue gas outlet height.
15" Galvanized
Outer Pipe
Air Inlet
Eyebrow
Vent Hood
Vented Crawl Space
Required for
(Check Local Codes
Wall Installation
Before Installing in a
Vented Crawl Space)
Figure 5 - Outside Air Kit
Chimney Pipe
The DESA chimney system consists of 12", 18",
24", 36" and 48" snap-lock, double-wall pipe
segments, planned for maximum adaptability
to individual site requirements. Actual lengths
gained after fitting overlaps must be taken into
consideration (lineal gain) and are given in the
lineal gain chart (see Figure 6). Lineal Gain is the
actual measurable length of a part after two or more
parts are connected. For Canada, use chimney parts
designated "HT".
WARNING: The opening in the
collar around the chimney at the
top of the fireplace must not be
obstructed. Never use blown insulation to fill the chimney enclosure.
LINEAL GAIN
DESCRIPTION
Hemmed
End
12 3/8"
Stainless
Inner Pipe
Figure 6 - Lineal Gain
Assembly and installation of
double wall chimney system
Each double wall chimney section consists of a
galvanized outer pipe, a stainless steel inner flue
pipe and a wire spacer. The pipe sections must be assembled independently as the chimney is installed.
When connecting chimney directly to the fireplace,
the inner flue 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 fireplace 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. 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 (exception,
see Figure 9, page 8).
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Continued
Using ELBOW offsets (30E-12DM)
1. To achieve desired offset, you may install
combinations of 12", 18", 24", 36" and 48"
length of double wall pipe (see offset chart
and Figure 7).
OFFSET
A
RISE
B
12"
CHIMNEY LENGTH
18" 24" 36" 48"
2. Chimney weight above offset rests on return
elbow. Straps must be securely nailed to rafters
or joists (see Figure 8, details a and b).
3. Maximum length of pipe between supports
(return elbow or 12S-12DM) is 6' of angle
run. Maximum of two 6' angle run sections
per chimney system (see Figure 7).
4. All pipe connections between the offset and
return must be secured with two screws on
the outer pipe only (see Figure 9, page 10).
Do not penetrate the inner stainless.
4 3/8" 16 3/8"
ELBOW SET ONLY
9 3/4" 25 1/2"
1
See Detail A
12 3/4" 30 3/4"
1
15"
34 3/4"
1
2" Min.
18"
40"
1
1
21 1/4" 46 1/4"
1
23 3/4" 49 1/4"
1
1
27 3/4" 56 3/4"
1
30"
60 3/4"
1
1
Straps
33"
66"
1
1
Straps
Detail B
36"
71"
1
1
See Detail B
Angle Firestop
38 1/4"
75"
2
41 1/4" 80 1/4"
1
1
1
45"
86 3/4"
2
46 3/4" 89 1/2"
1
1
1
51"
97"
1
1
Straps
Straps
53 1/4" 101"
1
2
56 1/4" 106 1/4"
2
Detail A
59 1/4" 111 1/2"
1
1
1
Return
Elbow
61 3/4" 115 1/2" 1
2
Figure 8 - Ceiling Support Pipe
3
3
64 /4" 120 /4"
1
2
12S-12DM
68 1/4" 127"
2
1
70"
130"
1
1
2
74 1/4" 137 1/2" 1
2
1
76 3/4" 141 1/2"
1
2
1
79 3/4" 146 3/4"
4
OFFSET CHART (22-50 FT. SYSTEM HEIGHT)
Return
Elbow
Return
Elbow
Offset
Elbow
Return
Elbow
Offset
Elbow
6' Max.
Return
Elbow
6' Max. Ceiling
Support Pipe
12S-12DM
Return
Elbow
6' Max.
Offset
Elbow
A
Offset
Elbow
Offset
6' Max. Elbow
B
6' Max.
6' Max.
C
Figure 7 - Typical Offset Terminations
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Screws
B
A
Figure 9 - Elbow Offset
Firestop Spacers (1100EFS-10DM)
Firestop spacers are required at each point where
the chimney penetrates a floor space. Their purpose
is to establish and maintain the required clearance
between the chimney and the combustible materials.
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 10.
They also provide complete separation from one floor
space to another or attic space as required by most
codes. When the double wall pipe passes through a
framed opening into an attic space, the firestop must
be placed into an attic floor as shown in Figure 11.
Penetrating the roof
To maintain a 1" clearance to the pipe on a roof
with a pitch, a rectangular opening must be cut.
1. Determine the center point through which the
pipe will penetrate the roof.
2. Determine the center point of the 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 the roof rafters.
3. Use the roof opening chart (Figure 12) to
determine the correct opening length and
flashing required.
4. Remove the shingles around the opening
measured. Cut out this section.
5. Add the next sections of the pipe until the
end penetrates the roof line. Check to see that
the proper clearances are maintained. Extend
chimney by adding sections of double wall
pipe until pipe is minimum of 30" above the
highest point of the roof cutout. Termination
and chimney must extend a minimum of
36" above the highest point where it passes
through the roof.
17" Min.
30" Min.
1" Min.
1" Min.
1" Min.
Existing
Ceiling
Frame
Opening "A"
Firestop
Spacer
Screws or
Staples
(Min. of 8)
Figure 10 - Firestop Spacer with Living
Space Above Ceiling
Firestop
Spacer
Screws or Staples
(Min. of 8)
Pitch
Slope
Flat
0-6/12
6/1212/12
0°
26.6°
45.0°
Opening Used Flashing
"A" Max.
Model No.
17"
V6F-10DM
19"
V6F-10DM
24"
V12F-10DM
Figure 12 - Roof Opening Measurements
Existing
Ceiling
Frame
Figure 11 - Firestop Spacer with Attic
Space Above Ceiling
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Flashing installation (v6f-10dm
or v12f-10dm)
Determine the flashing to be used with the 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 13). DO NOT NAIL THROUGH
FLASHING CONE.
Storm
Overlap
Collar
Shingles Top
Flashing
and Sides Only
Cone
Nail Only
Outer
Perimeter
of Flashing
Terminations/Spark Arrestor
The fireplace system must be terminated with the
listed round top or chase terminations. In any case,
refer to the installation instructions supplied with
the termination.
CAUTION: Do not seal openings on the rooftop flashing. Follow the installation instructions
provided with the termination
being used.
Stainless
Inner Flue
Pipe
Secure
Termination
to Outer
Pipe with 3
Screws
RTL-10D
Level of
Flue Gas
Outlet
Waterproof
Caulking
Storm
Collar
Flashing
Underlap
Shingles
at Bottom
Figure 13 - Flashing Installation
Installing Flashing on a Metal Roof
When installing the flashing on a metal roof, it is
required that putty tape be used between the flashing and the roof. The flashing must be secured to
the roof using #8 x 3/4" screws and then sealed
with roof coating to prevent leakage through the
screw holes. A roof coating must also be applied
around the perimeter of the flashing to provide a
proper seal.
Storm Collar Installation (SC2-1)
Place storm collar over pipe and slide down until
it is snug against the open edge of the flashing (see
Figure 14). Apply waterproof caulk around the
perimeter of the collar to provide a proper seal.
Chimney
Pipe
Waterproof
Caulk
Storm
Collar
Flashing
Overlap
Shingles (Top
and Sides of
Flashing Base)
Underlap
Shingles
Figure 15 - Termination
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.
We suggest that terminations be separated at least
24" center to center and stacked at a vertical height
difference of 18" (see Figure 16, page 10).
Note: If a decorative shroud is to be installed,
contact the manufacturer for specifications.
Figure 14 - Storm Collar
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Optional Gas Line
Installation
Gas line hook up should be done by your supplier
or a qualified service person.
Note: Before you proceed, make sure your gas
supply is turned off.
Use only a 1/2" black iron pipe and appropriate
fittings.
18"
Min. 1. Remove knockout indentation on refractory or
firebrick wall located above the refractory hearth
Typ.
floor. The knockout indentation must be firmly
tapped with any solid object such as a 1/2" dowel
24" Min.
until it is released. Remove fragmented portions
of refractory (see Figure 18).
24" Min.
2. Remove gas line cover plate located on either
side of fireplace and pull out insulation from gas
line conduit sleeve. Save insulation for reuse.
Figure 16 - Multiple Chase Installation
Replace screws.
3.
Run
a 1/2" black iron gas line into the fireplace
10 foot rule
through the rear at gas line conduit sleeve (if
All flue gas outlet chimney terminations must
using a raised platform, add height). Provide
extend a minimum of 3 feet in height above the
sufficient gas line into fireplace chamber for
highest point where it passes through the roof and
fitting connection (see Figure 19, page 11).
must be at least 2 feet above the highest point of
Note: Secure incoming gas line to wood
the roof that is within a horizontal distance of 10
framing to provide rigidity for threaded end.
feet (see Figure 17).
4. Repack insulation around gas line and into
Level of
sleeve opening. Seal any gaps between gas line
10'
Flue Gas
and refractory knockout hole with refractory ceOutlet
ment or commercial furnace cement, Install the
10'
gas appliance or cap off gas line if desired.
2' Min.
3' Min.
Outside of
Side
Fireplace
Firebrick
2' Min.
3' Min.
Finished
Side
Gas Line
Remove
Conduit
Knockout
1/2" Dowel
Figure 17 - 10 Foot Rule
Insulation
finishing the fireplace
Combustible materials, such as wallboard, gypsum
board, sheet rock, drywall, plywood, etc. may make
direct contact with sides and top around the fireplace
face. It is important that combustible materials do
not overlap the face itself. Brick, glass, tile or other
noncombustible materials may overlap the front
face provided they do not obstruct essential openings like louvered slots or any other opening. When
overlapping with a noncombustible facing material,
use only noncombustible mortar or adhesive.
10
Gas
Conduit
Cover
Refractory
Knockout
Plug
Figure 18 - Gas Line Knockout
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Optional Gas Line
Installation
Continued
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.
WARNING: Do not operate an unvented gas log set in
this fireplace with the chimney
removed.
If you install a decorative gas appliance (vented
gas log), the decorative gas appliance must comply
with the Standard for Decorative Gas Appliance
for Installation in Solid Fuel Burning Fireplaces,
ANS Z21.60, Z21.84 or RG 2-72 and shall also be
installed in accordance with the National Fuel Gas
Code, ANSI 7223NFPA 54 latest edition.
Outside of
Fireplace
Gas
Line
Conduit
Incoming
1/2" Black
Iron Pipe
WARNING: If the fireplace
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.
Glass Door
Installation
IMPORTANT: Install glass door
frame before installing glass
door.
Installing Door Frames
1. Remove screws from smoke shelf (see
Figure 20).
2. Mount top door frame and secure with screws
removed in step 1.
3. Remove center brick by pulling ring handle
(see Figure 21, page 12).
4. Remove ash box.
Side
Firebrick
Finished
Side
Top Door
Rail
Smoke Shelf
Seal
Opening
Repack
with
Insulation
Refractory
Cement
Provide Enough Threaded
End for Fitting Connection
Figure 19 - Gas Line Installation
Figure 20 - Installing Top Door Frame
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Glass Door
Installation
Door Adjustment
Continued
5. Remove three screws located at front of firebox (see Figure 21).
6. Align bottom rail mounting holes with holes
at front of firebox and secure with screws
removed in step 5.
7. Place ash box in place. Replace center brick.
Remove doors and slightly loosen lower pivot clips
and upper spring clips. Replace doors and fully close
them. Use 1/8" shims (any material) to level doors.
Once proper setting is achieved, carefully open doors
enough so that you can access spring clips with a phillips screwdriver. Tighten screws. See Figure 23.
Spring
Clip
Bottom
Door Rail
Ash Box
Center
Brick
Figure 23 - Adjusting Bi-Fold Doors
Screws
Ring
Handle
Operation and
Maintenance Guidelines
Figure 21 - Installing Bottom Door Rail
Installing glass doors
Spring clips have been installed but some adjustments may be needed. If doors do not close properly
or do not appear straight, see Door Adjustment.
1. With bi-fold doors completely folded, insert
bottom pivot pin into pivot hole located near
bottom corner of front face opening and swing
door to vertical position making sure top pins
slide into door track. Door is installed when
top door pin snaps into spring clip.
2. Repeat step 1 for remaining door.
If you find the doors do not close properly or do
not appear level or straight, proceed with section
on door adjustment,
Fold Door
and Slide
Top Pins
Into Track
Spring
Clip
Glass Doors
Glass doors are optional with the fireplace. When
fireplace is in operation, doors must be fully
opened or fully closed position only or a fire hazard
may be created (see Figure 24).
A fireplace equipped with glass doors operates
much differently than a fireplace with an open
front. A fireplace with glass doors has a limited
amount of air for combustion.
Excessive heat within the fireplace 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 fireplace 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.
Insert Pin
into Spring
Clip
Doors Fully Closed
Fireplace Front
Insert
Bottom
Pivot Pin
into Hole
Pivot
Hole
Figure 22 - Installing Bi-Fold Doors
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Fireplace Front
Doors
Fully Opened
Figure 24 - Bi-Fold Glass Doors
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Operation and
maintenance Guidelines
Continued
IMPORTANT: 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 can create an excessively hot fire
and should not be burned in this fireplace. 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.
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 and smoke.
A gas line or gas log lighter may be installed for the
purpose of installing a vented or vent-free decorative gas appliance incorporating an automatic
shutoff device and complying with the Standard
for Decorative Gas Appliances for Installation in
Vented Fireplaces, ANSI Z21.60 or American Gas
Association draft requirements for Gas Fired Log
Lighters for Wood Burning Fireplaces, Draft NO.
4 dated August, 1993.
If you wish to install an unvented (vent-free) gas
log set, only unvented gas log sets which have been
found to comply with the standard for unvented
room heaters, ANSI Z21.11.2 are to be installed
in this fireplace.
The outside air kit lever is located at the left and
right hand sides of fireplace (see Figure 26). Lifting lever up will free the outside air door to open.
Pulling lever down will lock the door.
WARNING: Risk of fire! Replace grate with DESA model
109496-03 grate only. This grate
has been designed to keep the
operation of your fireplace safe
and efficient.
Damper
Weight
To Close
Damper
Damper
Weight
To Open
Damper
Figure 25 - Operating Damper Handle
Open Position
Closed Position
outside air and damper
handle operation
The damper handle, which opens and closes the
damper blade, is located in the upper front face
of the fireplace. Pushing the handle forward and
up through the keyway slot will free damper
blade to automatically open. Pushing the handle
forward and down will lock damper blade closed
(see Figure 25).
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Figure 26 - Outside Air Kit Lever
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Technical Service
You may have further questions about installation,
operation, or troubleshooting. If so, contact DESA’s
Technical Service Department at 1-866-672-6040.
When calling please have your model and serial
numbers of your heater ready.
You can also visit DESA’s technical services web
site at www.desatech.com.
Replacement Parts
116088-02 - G36H Models
StandarD Brick Liner
Herringbone Brick Liner
Bottom Front Brick Refractory
116092-01 - VG36H Models
116092-02 - G36H Models
Bottom Rear Brick Refractory
116089-01 - VG36H Models
116089-02 - G36H Models
Right Brick Refractory
116087-01 - VG36H Models
116087-02 - G36H Models
Left Brick Refractory
116086-01 - VG36H Models
116086-02 - G36H Models
Rear Brick Refractory
116088-01 - VG36H Models
Bottom Front Brick Refractory
116091-01 - VG36 Models
116091-02 - G36 Models
Bottom Rear Brick Refractory
116084-01 - VG36 Models
116084-02 - G36 Models
Right Brick Refractory
116082-01 - VG36 Models
116082-02 - G36 Models
Left Brick Refractory
116081-01 - VG36 Models
116081-02 - G36 Models
Rear Brick Refractory
116083-01 - VG36 Models
116083-02 - G36 Models
Grate
109496-03 - Model GM36 Series
Ember Protector - EP36
Ash Box - 111498-01
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Accessories
Storm Collar - SC1-1
Bi-Fold Glass Door
BDG36 - 36" Black Finish
BDG36B - 36" Brushed Brass Finish
BDG36P - 36" Platinum Finish
BDG36PB - 36" Polished Brass Finish
Firestop Spacer - 1100EFS-10DM
Double Wall Pipe - 12-12DM,
18-12DM, 24-12DM, 36-12DM, 48-12DM,
12-12HT, 18-12HT, 24-12HT, 36-12HT and
48-12HT
Roof Flashing
V6F-10DM - 0 to 6/12 Pitch
V12F-10DM - 6/12 to 12/12 Pitch
30° Offset and Return
30E-12DM and 30E-12HT
SQUARE CHASE-TOP
TERMINATION - STL-12D
Optional Outside air kit for
floor installation - ak4f
Round ToP TErminations
RLT-12D and RLT-12HT
Optional Outside Air Kit for
Sidewall Installation - AK-4
PN 01576
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2701 Industrial Drive
P.O. Box 90004
Bowling Green, KY 42102-9004
www.desatech.com
116010 01
NOT A UPC
116010-01
Rev. C
12/05
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