Desa VP2200IT Water Heater User Manual

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VENT-FREE PROPANE GAS HEATER
OWNER’S OPERATION AND INSTALLATION MANUAL
Models: VP1600C, VP1600IT, VP2600C, and VP2200IT
WARNING: If the information in this manual is not followed exactly, a fire or
explosion may result causing property damage, personal injury, or loss of life.
— Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids in the
vicinity of this or any other appliance.
— WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS
• Do not try to light any appliance.
• Do not touch any electrical switch; do not use any phone in your building.
• Immediately call your gas supplier from a neighbor’s phone. Follow the
gas supplier’s instructions.
• If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the fire department.
— Installation and service must be performed by a qualified installer, service
agency, or the gas supplier.
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CONTENTS
SECTION
PAGE
Safety Information ......................................................................... 2
Product Identification .................................................................... 4
Local Codes ................................................................................... 4
Unpacking ...................................................................................... 4
Product Features ............................................................................ 4
Fresh Air For Combustion And Ventilation .................................. 5
Installing To Wall .......................................................................... 9
Connecting To Gas Supply ............................................................ 14
Checking Gas Connections ............................................................ 15
Operating Heater (Models VP1600IT & VP2200IT) .................... 17
Operating Heater (Models VP1600C & VP2600C) ...................... 21
Inspecting Burner .......................................................................... 24
Cleaning And Maintenance ........................................................... 26
Troubleshooting ............................................................................. 26
Technical Service .......................................................................... 29
Specifications ................................................................................ 30
Service Publications ...................................................................... 30
Service Hints ................................................................................. 30
Replacement Parts ......................................................................... 31
Accessories .................................................................................... 31
Illustrated Parts Breakdown and Parts List ................................... 32-39
Warranty and Repair Service ......................................................... Back Cover
SAFETY
INFORMATION
WARNING ICON
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WARNINGS
IMPORTANT: Read this owner’s manual carefully and completely
before trying to assemble, operate, or service this heater. Improper
use of this heater can cause serious injury or death from burns, fire,
explosion, electrical shock, and carbon monoxide poisoning.
WARNING ICON
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DANGER
Carbon monoxide poisoning may lead to death!
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: Early signs of carbon monoxide poisoning
resemble the flu, with headaches, dizziness, or nausea. If you have these signs, the
heater may not be working properly. Get fresh air at once! Have heater serviced.
Some people are more affected by carbon monoxide than others. These include
pregnant women, persons with heart or lung disease or anemia, those under the
influence of alcohol, and those at high altitudes.
Propane Gas: Propane gas is odorless. An odor-making agent is added to
propane gas. The odor helps you detect a propane gas leak. However, the odor
added to propane gas can fade. Propane gas may be present even though no odor
exists.
Make certain you read and understand all warnings. Keep this manual for
reference. It is your guide to safe and proper operation of this heater.
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WARNINGS Continued
WARNING: Any change to this heater or its controls can be dangerous.
1. Use only propane gas. Do not convert heater to use different fuel type.
2. Do not place propane supply tank(s) inside any structure. Locate propane
supply tank(s) outdoors.
3. This heater shall not be installed in a bedroom or bathroom.
4. If you smell gas
• Shut off gas supply
• Do not try to light any appliance
• Do not touch any electrical switch; do not use any phone in your building
• Immediately call your gas supplier from a neighbor’s phone. Follow the
gas supplier’s instructions
• If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the fire department
5. Never install the heater
• in a recreational vehicle
• where curtains, furniture, clothing, or other flammable objects are less than
36 inches from the front, top, or sides of the heater
• as a fireplace insert
• in high traffic areas
• in windy or drafty areas
6. Always run heater with plaque control knob at the 1, 2, 3, or 4 locked positions. Never set control knob between locked positions. Poor combustion and
higher levels of carbon monoxide may result.
7. This heater needs fresh, outside air ventilation to run properly. This heater has
an oxygen depletion sensor (ODS) pilot light safety system. The ODS shuts
down the heater if not enough fresh air is available. See Fresh Air for Combustion and Ventilation, pages 5 through 8.
8. Never run heater in small, closed room. Open door into next room to help
ventilate.
9. If heater shuts off, do not relight until you provide fresh, outside air. If heater
keeps shutting off, have it serviced.
10. Do not run heater
• where flammable liquids or vapors are used or stored
• under dusty conditions
11. Never place any objects on the heater.
12. Surface of heater becomes very hot when running heater. Keep children and
adults away from hot surface to avoid burns or clothing ignition. Heater will
remain hot for a time after shut-down. Allow surface to cool before touching.
13. Carefully supervise young children when they are in same room with heater.
14. Make sure grill guard is in place before running heater.
15. Do not use heater if any part has been under water. Immediately call a qualified service technician to inspect the room heater and to replace any part of the
control system and any gas control which has been under water.
16. Turn off and unplug heater and let cool before servicing. Only a qualified
service person should service and repair heater.
17. Operating heater above elevations of 4,500 feet may cause pilot outage.
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PRODUCT
IDENTIFICATION
Thermostat Control Knob (Models VP1600IT and VP2200IT Only)
Piezo Ignitor (Models VP1600IT and VP2200IT Only)
Control Knob
Grill
Guard
Burners
Front
Panel
Heater
Cabinet
Figure 1 - Vent-Free Propane Gas Heater (Model VP2200IT Shown)
LOCAL CODES
Install and use heater with care. Follow all local codes. In the absence of local
codes, use the latest edition of National Fuel Gas Code ANSI Z223.1, also known
as NFPA 54*.
*Available from:
American National Standards Institute, Inc.
1430 Broadway
New York, NY 10018
National Fire Protection Association, Inc.
Batterymarch Park
Quincy, MA 02269
UNPACKING
PRODUCT
FEATURES
1. Remove heater from carton.
2. Remove all protective packaging applied to heater for shipment.
3. Check heater for any shipping damage. If heater is damaged, promptly inform
dealer where you bought heater.
Safety Device
This heater has a pilot with an Oxygen Depletion Sensor Shutoff System (ODS).
The ODS/pilot is a required feature for vent-free room heaters. The ODS/pilot shuts
off the heater if there is not enough fresh air.
Piezo Ignition System
This heater has a piezo ignitor. This system requires no matches, batteries, or other
sources to light heater.
Thermostatic Heat Control
(Models VP1600IT and VP2200IT Only)
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This heater has a thermostat sensing bulb and thermostat control. This results in the
greatest heater comfort. This can also result in lower gas bills.
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FRESH AIR
FOR
COMBUSTION
AND
VENTILATION
WARNING ICON
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WARNING
This heater must have fresh air for proper operation. If not, poor
fuel combustion could result. Read the following instructions to
insure proper fresh air for this and other fuel-burning appliances
in your home.
Today’s homes are built more energy efficient than ever. New materials, increased
insulation, and new construction methods help reduce heat loss in homes. Home
owners weather strip and caulk around windows and doors to keep the cold air out
and the warm air in. During heating months, home owners want their homes as
airtight as possible.
While it is good to make your home energy efficient, your home needs to breathe.
Fresh air must enter your home. All fuel-burning appliances need fresh air for
proper combustion and ventilation.
Exhaust fans, fireplaces, clothes dryers, and fuel burning appliances draw air from
the house to operate. You must provide adequate fresh air for these appliances.
This will insure proper venting of vented fuel-burning appliances.
PRODUCING ADEQUATE VENTILATION
All spaces in homes fall into one of the three following ventilation classifications:
1. Unusually Tight Contruction; 2. Unconfined Space; 3. Confined Space.
The information on pages 5 through 8 will help you classify your space and provide
adequate ventilation.
Unusually Tight Construction
The air that leaks around doors and windows may provide enough fresh air for
combustion and ventilation. However, in buildings of unusually tight construction,
you must provide additional fresh air.
Unusually tight construction is defined as construction where:
a. walls and ceilings exposed to the outside atmosphere have a continuous water vapor retarder with a rating of one perm or less with openings gasketed or sealed and
b. weather stripping has been added on openable windows and doors and
c. caulking or sealants are applied to areas such as joints around window
and door frames, between sole plates and floors, between wall-ceiling
joints, between wall panels, at penetrations for plumbing, electrical, and
gas lines, and at other openings.
If your home meets all of the three criteria above, you must provide additional fresh air. See Ventilation Air From Outdoors, page 8.
If your home does not meet all of the three criteria above, continue reading.
Unconfined Space
An unconfined space has a minimum air volume of 50 cubic feet for each 1000
BTU/Hr input rating of all appliances in the space (cubic feet equals length x
width x height of space). Include adjoining rooms only if there are doorless
passageways or ventilation grills between the rooms.
Confined Space
A confined space has an air volume of less than 50 cubic feet for each 1000
BTU/Hr input rating of all appliances in the space (cubic feet equals length x
width x height of space). Include adjoining rooms only if there are doorless
passageways or ventilation grills between the rooms.
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DETERMINING FRESH-AIR FLOW FOR HEATER LOCATION
Determining if You Have a Confined or Unconfined Space
Use this worksheet to determine if you have a confined or unconfined space.
Space: Includes the room in which you will install heater plus any adjoining rooms with
doorless passageways or ventilation grills between the rooms.
1. Determine the volume of the space (length x width x height).
Length x Width x Height =
___________________
cu. ft. (volume of space)
Example: Space size 20 ft. (length) x 16 ft. (width) x 8 ft. (ceiling height) =
2560 cu. ft. (volume of space)
If additional ventilation to adjoining room is supplied with grills or openings, add the
volume of these rooms to the total volume of the space.
2. Divide the space volume by 50 cubic feet to determine the maximum BTU/Hr the space
can support.
____________ (volume of space) ÷ 50 cu. ft. = (Maximum BTU/Hr
the space can support)
Example: 2560 cu. ft. (volume of space) ÷ 50 cu. ft. =
BTU/Hr the space can support)
51.2 or 51,200 (maximum
3. Add the BTU/Hr of all fuel burning appliances in the space.
Vent-free heater
Gas water heater*
Gas furnace
Vented gas heater
Gas fireplace logs
Other gas appliances*
Total
___________________ BTU/Hr
___________________ BTU/Hr
___________________ BTU/Hr
___________________ BTU/Hr
___________________ BTU/Hr
+ ___________________ BTU/Hr
= ___________________ BTU/Hr
Example:
Gas water heater
40,000
BTU/Hr
Vent-free heater
+
18,000
BTU/Hr
Total
=
58,000
BTU/Hr
* Do not include direct-vent gas appliances. Direct-vent draws combustion air from the
outdoors and vents to the outdoors.
4. Compare the maximum BTU/Hr the space can support with the actual amount of BTU/
Hr used.
_________________ BTU/Hr (maximum the space can support)
_________________ BTU/Hr (actual amount of BTU/Hr used)
Example:
51,200
58,000
BTU/Hr (maximum the space can support)
BTU/Hr (actual amount of BTU/Hr used)
The space in the above example is a confined space because the actual BTU/Hr used is
more than the maximum BTU/Hr the space can support. You must provide additional fresh
air. Your options are as follows:
A. Rework worksheet, adding the space of an adjoining room. If the extra space provides
an unconfined space, remove door to adjoining room or add ventilation grills between
rooms. See Ventilation Air From Inside Building, page 7.
B. Vent room directly to the outdoors. See Ventilation Air From Outdoors, page 8.
C. Install a lower BTU/Hr heater, if lower BTU/Hr size makes room unconfined.
If the actual BTU/Hr used is less than the maximum BTU/Hr the space can support, the
space is an unconfined space. You will need no additional fresh air ventilation.
WARNING ICON
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WARNING
You must provide additional ventilation air in a confined space.
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VENTILATION AIR
Ventilation Air From Inside Building
This fresh air would come from an adjoining unconfined space. When ventilating to an
adjoining unconfined space, you must provide two permanent openings: one within 12" of the
ceiling and one within 12" of the floor on the wall connecting the two spaces (see options 1 and
2, Figure 2). You can also remove door into adjoining room (see option 3, Figure 2).
WARNING ICON
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WARNING
Rework worksheet, adding the space of the adjoining unconfined
space. The combined spaces must have enough fresh air to supply all
appliances in both spaces.
12"
Ventilation
Grills
into Adjoining
Room,
Option 1
Ventilation Grills
Into Adjoining Room,
Option 2
Or
Remove
Door into
Adjoining
Room,
Option 3
12"
Figure 2 - Ventilation Air from Inside Building
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VENTILATION AIR (Continued)
Ventilation Air From Outdoors
Provide extra fresh air by using ventilation grills or ducts. You must provide two permanent openings: one within 12" of the ceiling and one within 12" of the floor. Connect these
items directly to the outdoors or spaces open to the outdoors. These spaces include attics
and crawl spaces. Follow the National Fuel Gas Code NFPA 54/ANSI Z223.1, Section 5.3,
Air for Combustion and Ventilation for required size of ventilation grills or ducts.
IMPORTANT: Do not provide openings for inlet or outlet air into attic if attic has a
thermostat-controlled power vent. Heated air entering the attic will activate the power vent.
Outlet
Air
Ventilated
Attic
Outlet
Air
To Attic
To
Crawl
Space
Inlet
Air
Inlet Air
Ventilated
Crawl Space
Figure 3 - Ventilation Air from Outdoors
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NOTICE
A qualified service person must install heater. Follow all local codes.
CHECK GAS TYPE
Use only propane gas. If your gas supply is not propane, do not install heater. Call
dealer where you bought heater for proper type heater.
INSTALLATION ITEMS
Before installing heater, make sure you have the items listed below.
• external regulator (supplied by
• sediment trap
• manual shutoff valve *
• tee joint
• ground joint union
installer, see page 14)
• test gauge connection * • pipe wrench
• piping (check local codes)
(see Figure 14, page 15)
• sealant (resistant to propane gas)
* An AGA design certified manual shutoff valve with 1/8" NPT tap is an acceptable
alternative to test gauge connection. Purchase the optional AGA design certified
manual shutoff valve from your dealer. See Accessories, page 31.
LOCATING HEATER
This heater is designed to be mounted on a wall.
WARNING ICON
WARNING
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Maintain the minimum clearances shown in Figure 4 (page 10). If you
can, provide greater clearances from floor, ceiling, and joining wall.
You can locate heater on floor, away from a wall. An optional floor mounting stand is
needed. Purchase the floor mounting stand from your dealer. See Accessories, page 31.
WARNING ICON
WARNING
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Never install the heater
• in a bedroom or bathroom
• in a recreational vehicle
• where curtains, furniture, clothing, or other flammable objects are
less than 36 inches from the front, top, or sides of the heater
• as a fireplace insert
• in high traffic areas
• in windy or drafty areas
WARNING ICON
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CAUTION
If you install the heater in a home garage
• heater pilot and burner must be at least 18 inches above floor
• locate heater where moving vehicle will not hit it
WARNING ICON
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CAUTION
This heater creates warm air currents. These currents move heat
to wall surfaces next to heater. Installing heater next to vinyl or
cloth wall coverings or operating heater where impurities in the air
(such as tobacco smoke) exist, may discolor walls.
IMPORTANT: Vent-free heaters add moisture to the air. Although this is beneficial, in-
stalling heater in rooms without enough ventilation air may cause mildew to form from
too much moisture. See Fresh Air for Combustion and Ventilation, pages 5 through 8.
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For convenience and efficiency, install heater
• where there is easy access for operation, inspection, and service
• in coldest part of room
An optional fan kit is available from your dealer. See Accessories, page 31 If
planning to use fan, locate heater near an electrical outlet.
CEILING
36"
Minimum
8"
Minimum
From
Sides Of
Heater
Left
Side
Right
Side
FLOOR
3" Minimum To Top Surface
Of Carpeting, Tile Or Other
Combustible Material
Figure 4 - Mounting Clearances As Viewed From Front of Heater
THERMOSTAT SENSING BULB
(Models VP1600IT and VP2200IT Only)
The thermostat sensing bulb has been placed inside the heater for protection during
shipping.
Locating Thermostat Sensing Bulb
1. Remove front panel of heater (see Figure 7, page 11).
2. Locate thermostat sensing bulb just under burner assembly.
IMPORTANT: Attach thermostat sensing bulb to back of heater for proper operation.
Attaching Thermostat Sensing Bulb
1. Remove thermostat sensing bulb from holders inside heater. Route through slot
opening in bottom of heater.
2. Place clamp on thermostat sensing bulb as shown in Figure 5. Clamp is provided
in hardware package.
3. Snap clamp into upper mounting hole as shown in Figure 5. Mounting hole is
located on lower left edge on back of heater. Make sure the thermostat sensing
bulb is pointing up.
Thermostat
Sensing Bulb
Clamp
Figure 5 - Attaching Thermostat Sensing Bulb
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Mounting Bracket
The mounting bracket is located on back panel of heater. It has been taped there for
shipping. Remove mounting bracket from back panel.
Mounting
Bracket
Figure 6 - Mounting Bracket Location
Removing Front Panel Of Heater
1. Remove two screws near bottom corners of front panel.
2. Lift straight up on grill guard until it stops. Grill guard will slide up about 1/4".
3. Pull bottom of front panel forward, then down.
Figure 7 - Removing Front Panel Of Heater
Methods For Attaching Mounting Bracket To Wall
Only use last hole on each end of mounting bracket to attach bracket to wall. These
two holes are 16 inches apart from their centers. Attach mounting bracket to wall in
one of two ways.
1. Attaching to wall stud
2. Attaching to wall anchor
Attaching to wall stud This method provides the strongest hold. Insert mounting
screws through mounting bracket and into wall studs.
Attaching to wall anchor This method allows you to attach mounting bracket to
hollow walls (wall areas between studs) or to solid walls (concrete or masonry).
Decide which method better suits your needs. Either method will provide a secure
hold for the mounting bracket.
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Marking Screw Locations
1. Tape mounting bracket to wall where heater will be located. Make sure mounting bracket is level.
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WARNING ICON
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Maintain minimum clearances shown in Figure 8. If you can,
provide greater clearances from floor and joining wall.
2. Mark screw locations on wall (see Figure 8).
Note: Only mark last hole on each end of mounting bracket. Insert mounting
screws through these holes only.
3. Remove tape and mounting bracket from wall.
9 1/4"
Min.
16"
Only Insert Mounting
Screws Through Last
Hole On Each End
18 3/4"
Min.
Adjoining Wall
Adjoining Wall
13"
Min.
16"
Only Insert Mounting
Screws Through Last
Hole On Each End
Floor
18 3/4"
Min.
Floor
Models VP2600C and VP2200IT
Models VP1600C and VP1600IT
Figure 8 - Mounting Bracket Clearances
Attaching Mounting Bracket To Wall
Note: Wall anchors, mounting screws, and spacers are in hardware package. The
hardware package is provided with heater.
Attaching to wall stud method
For attaching mounting bracket to wall studs
1. Drill holes at marked locations using 9/64" drill bit.
2. Place mounting bracket onto wall. Line up last hole on each end of bracket with
holes drilled in wall.
3. Insert mounting screws through bracket and into wall studs.
4. Tighten screws until mounting bracket is firmly fastened to wall studs.
Attaching to wall anchor method
For attaching mounting bracket to hollow walls (wall areas between studs) or solid
walls (concrete or masonry)
1. Drill holes at marked locations using 5/16" drill bit. For solid walls (concrete or
masonry), drill at least 1" deep.
2. Fold wall anchor as shown in Figure 9.
Figure 9 - Folding Anchor
3. Insert wall anchor (wings first) into hole. Tap anchor flush to wall.
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4. For thin walls (1/2" or less), insert red key into wall anchor. Push red key to
“pop” open anchor wings. IMPORTANT: Do not hammer key!
For thick walls (over 1/2" thick) or solid walls, do not pop open wings.
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Figure 10 - Popping Open Anchor Wings For Thin Walls
5. Place mounting bracket onto wall. Line up last hole on each end of bracket with
wall anchors.
6. Insert mounting screws through bracket and into wall anchors.
7. Tighten screws until mounting bracket is firmly fastened to wall.
Placing Heater On Mounting Bracket
1. Locate two horizontal slots on back panel of heater.
2. Place heater onto mounting bracket. Slide horizontal slots onto stand-out tabs on
mounting bracket.
Horizontal Slots
Stand-Out Tab
Mounting Bracket
(attached to wall)
Figure 11 - Mounting Heater Onto Mounting Bracket
Installing Bottom Mounting Screws
1. Locate two bottom mounting holes. These holes are near bottom on back panel
of heater (see Figure 12).
2. Mark screw locations on wall.
3. Remove heater from mounting bracket.
4. If installing bottom mounting screws into hollow or solid wall, install wall
anchors. Follow steps 1 through 4 under Attaching To Wall Anchor Method,
page 12.
If installing bottom mounting screw into wall stud, drill holes at marked locations using 9/64" drill bit.
5. Replace heater onto mounting bracket.
6. Place spacers between bottom mounting holes and wall anchor or drilled hole.
7. Hold spacer in place with one hand. With other hand, insert mounting screw
through bottom mounting hole and spacer. Place tip of screw in opening of wall
anchor or drilled hole.
8. Tighten both screws until heater is firmly secured to wall. Do not over tighten.
Note: Do not replace front panel at this time. Replace front panel after making
gas connections and checking for leaks (see pages 14-16).
Figure 12 - Installing Bottom Mounting Screws
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CONNECTING
TO GAS
SUPPLY
NOTICE
A qualified service person must connect heater to gas supply.
Follow all local codes.
WARNING ICON
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CAUTION
Never connect heater directly to the propane supply. This heater
requires an external regulator (not supplied). Install the external
regulator between the heater and propane supply.
The installer must supply an external regulator. The external regulator will reduce
incoming gas pressure. You must reduce incoming gas pressure to between 11 and
14 inches of water. If you do not reduce incoming gas pressure, heater regulator
damage could occur. Install external regulator with the vent pointing down as
shown in Figure 13. Pointing the vent down protects it from freezing rain or sleet.
Propane
Supply Tank
External
Regulator
Vent Pointing
Down
Figure 13 - External Regulator With Vent Pointing Down
WARNING ICON
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CAUTION
Use only new, black iron or steel pipe. Internally-tinned copper
tubing may be used in certain areas. Check your local codes. Use
pipe of large enough diameter to allow proper gas volume to heater.
If pipe is too small, undue loss of pressure will occur.
Typical Pipe Diameters
VP1600C or VP1600IT 3/8" or greater
VP2600C or VP2200IT 1/2" or greater
Installation must include a manual shutoff valve, union, and plugged 1/8" NPT tap.
Locate NPT tap within reach for test gauge hook up. NPT tap must be upstream
from heater (see Figure 14, page 15).
Apply pipe joint sealant lightly to male threads. This will prevent excess sealant
from going into pipe. Excess sealant in pipe could result in clogged heater valves.
WARNING ICON
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CAUTION
Use pipe joint sealant that is resistant to liquid petroleum (LP) gas.
Install sediment trap in supply line as shown in Figure 14. Locate sediment trap
where it is within reach for cleaning. Locate sediment trap where trapped matter is
not likely to freeze. A sediment trap traps moisture and contaminants. This keeps
them from going into heater controls. If sediment trap is not installed or is installed
wrong, heater may not run properly.
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SUPPLY
IMPORTANT: Hold pressure regulator with wrench when connecting it to gas piping
and/or fittings.
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Pressure Regulator
Regulator Bracket
1/2" NPT
Pipe Nipple
Heater
Cabinet
Ground Joint
Union
Tee Joint
Test
Gauge
Connection *
Manual Shutoff Valve *
Reducer
Bushing to
1/8" NPT
From
External Regulator
(11" W.C. to 14" W.C. Pressure)
1/8" NPT
Plug Tap
Tee Joint
Sediment
Trap
3" Minimum
Pipe
Nipple
Cap
Figure 14 - Gas Connection
* An AGA design certified manual shutoff valve with 1/8" NPT tap is an acceptable
alternative to test gauge connection. Purchase the optional AGA design certified
manual shutoff valve from your dealer. See Accessories, page 31.
CHECKING
GAS
CONNECTIONS
WARNING ICON
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WARNING
Test all gas piping and connections for leaks after installing or
servicing. Correct all leaks at once.
WARNING ICON
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WARNING
Never use an open flame to check for a leak. Apply a mixture of
liquid soap and water to all joints. Bubbles forming show a leak.
Correct all leaks at once.
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CAUTION
Make sure external regulator has been installed between propane
supply and heater. See guidelines under Connecting to Gas Supply, page 14.
PRESSURE TESTING GAS SUPPLY PIPING SYSTEM
Test Pressures In Excess Of 1/2 PSIG
1. Disconnect heater and its individual manual shutoff valve from gas supply
piping system. Pressures in excess of 1/2 PSIG will damage heater regulator.
2. Cap off open end of gas pipe where manual shutoff valve was connected.
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3. Pressurize supply piping system by either using compressed air or
opening propane supply tank valve.
4. Check all joints of gas supply piping system. Apply mixture of liquid soap and
water to gas joints. Bubbles forming show a leak.
5. Correct all leaks at once.
Test Pressures Equal To or Less Than 1/2 PSIG
1. Close manual shutoff valve (see Figure 15).
2. Pressurize supply piping system by either using compressed air or opening
propane supply tank valve.
3. Check all joints from propane supply tank to manual shutoff valve (see Figure
16). Apply mixture of liquid soap and water to gas joints. Bubbles forming
show a leak.
4. Correct all leaks at once.
PRESSURE TESTING HEATER GAS CONNECTIONS
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Open manual shutoff valve (see Figure 15).
Open propane supply tank valve.
Make sure control knob of heater is in the OFF position.
Check all joints from manual shutoff valve to control valve (see Figure 16). Apply
mixture of liquid soap and water to gas joints. Bubbles forming show a leak.
Correct all leaks at once.
Light heater (see Operating Heater, pages 17 through 24). Check the rest of the
internal joints for leaks.
Turn off heater (see To Turn Off Gas to Appliance, page 20 [models VP1600IT
and VP2200IT] or page 24 [models VP1600C and VP2600C]).
Replace front panel.
ON
POSITION
Open
Manual
Shutoff
Valve
OFF
POSITION
Closed
Figure 15 - Manual Shutoff Valve
Control Valve Location
Propane
Supply Tank
Manual
Shutoff
Valve
Figure 16 - Checking Gas Joints
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HEATER
Models VP1600IT
and VP2200IT
FOR YOUR SAFETY READ BEFORE LIGHTING
WARNING ICON
G 001
WARNING
If you do not follow these instructions exactly, a fire or
explosion may result causing property damage, personal
injury or loss of life.
A. This appliance has a pilot which must be lighted by hand. When lighting
the pilot, follow these instructions exactly.
B. BEFORE LIGHTING smell all around the appliance area for gas. Be sure
to smell next to the floor because some gas is heavier than air and will
settle on the floor.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS
• Do not try to light any appliance.
• Do not touch any electric switch; do not use any phone in your building.
• Immediately call your gas supplier from a neighbor’s phone. Follow
the gas supplier’s instructions.
• If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the fire department.
C. Use only your hand to push in or turn the gas control knob. Never use
tools. If the knob will not push in or turn by hand, don’t try to repair it,
call a qualified service technician or gas supplier. Force or attempted
repair may result in a fire or explosion.
D. Do not use this appliance if any part has been under water. Immediately
call a qualified service technician to inspect the appliance and to replace
any part of the control system and any gas control which has been under
water.
Continued
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OPERATING
HEATER
Models VP1600IT
and VP2200IT
Continued
LIGHTING INSTRUCTIONS
1. STOP! Read the safety information at the top of page 17.
2. Make sure manual shutoff valve is fully open.
3. Turn thermostat control knob on left side of heater clockwise
OFF position.
Thermostat
Control Knob
Clockwise
to the
Plaque
Control Knob
Ignitor Button
1
LO
2
T
PILO
IH
OFF
3
IGNITOR
4
Figure 17 - Thermostat Control Knob In The OFF Position
4. Wait five minutes to clear out any gas. Then smell for gas, including near
the floor. If you smell gas, STOP! Follow “B” in the safety information at
the top of page 17. If you don’t smell gas, go to the next step.
5. Turn thermostat control knob on left side of heater counterclockwise
to the PILOT position. Press in thermostat control knob for 5
seconds.
Note: You may be running this heater for the first time after hooking up
to gas supply. If so, you may need to press in thermostat control knob for
30 seconds. This will allow air to bleed from the gas system.
• If thermostat control knob does not pop up when released, contact a
qualified service person or gas supplier for repairs.
C-clockwise
6. Keep thermostat control knob pressed in while pushing down and releasing
the ignitor button. This will light pilot. If necessary, continue to press
ignitor button until pilot lights.
If pilot does not light
• turn thermostat control knob clockwise Clockwise to the OFF position
• repeat steps 5 and 6
If pilot does not stay lit after several tries
• refer to Troubleshooting, pages 26 through 29
• contact a qualified service person or gas supplier
Until repairs are made, light pilot with match. To light pilot with match, see
Manual Lighting Procedure, page 20.
7. Keep thermostat control knob pressed in for 30 seconds after lighting pilot.
After 30 seconds, release control knob.
Note: If pilot goes out, repeat steps 3 through 7. This heater has a safety
interlock system. Wait one minute before lighting pilot again.
to the desired
8. Turn thermostat control knob counterclockwise
heating level. The plaque directly above the pilot should light.
C-clockwise
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OPERATING
HEATER
Ignitor Electrode
Thermocouple
Pilot Burner
Models VP1600IT
and VP2200IT
Continued
Figure 18 - Pilot
TO SELECT HEATING LEVEL
WARNING ICON
WARNING
G 001
When running heater, set control knob at the 1, 2, 3, or 4
locked positions. Never set control knob between locked
positions. Poor combustion and higher levels of carbon
monoxide may result.
WARNING ICON
G 001
CAUTION
Do not try to adjust heating levels by using the manual shutoff valve.
1. Slightly press in plaque control knob on right side of heater and turn
counterclockwise
to the desired position.
IMPORTANT: Release downward pressure while turning control knob.
Control knob will lock at the desired position.
C-clockwise
2. Turn thermostat control knob on left side of heater to any setting between
LO and HI. Note: When burners cycle on, or from LO to HI, a “click” will
be heard. When the burners light, a “whoosh” noise will be heard.
Plaque
Control Knob
VP1600IT
VP2200IT
1
2
3
4
1
2
3
4
1
2
3
4
1
2
3
4
Figure 19 - Burner Patterns
Continued
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OPERATING
HEATER
Models VP1600IT
and VP2200IT
Continued
TO TURN OFF GAS TO APPLIANCE
Shutting Off Heater
1. Turn thermostat control knob clockwise
Clockwise
to the OFF position.
2. Turn off all electric power to the appliance if service is to be performed.
Shutting Off Burner Only (pilot stays lit)
1. Turn thermostat control knob clockwise
Clockwise
to the PILOT position.
THERMOSTAT OPERATION
(Models VP1600IT and VP2200IT Only)
The thermostat measures the temperature of air near the heater cabinet. This
may not always agree with room temperature (depending on housing construction, installation location, room size, open air temperatures, etc.). Frequent use of your heater will let you determine your own comfort levels.
MANUAL LIGHTING PROCEDURE
1. Follow steps 1 through 5 under Lighting Instructions, page 18.
2. With thermostat control knob pressed in, strike match. Hold match to pilot
until pilot lights.
3. Keep thermostat control knob pressed in for 30 seconds after lighting pilot.
After 30 seconds, release control knob.
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OPERATING
HEATER
Models VP1600C
and VP2600C
FOR YOUR SAFETY READ BEFORE LIGHTING
WARNING ICON
G 001
WARNING
If you do not follow these instructions exactly, a fire or
explosion may result causing property damage, personal
injury or loss of life.
A. This appliance has a pilot which must be lighted by hand. When lighting
the pilot, follow these instructions exactly.
B. BEFORE LIGHTING smell all around the appliance area for gas. Be sure
to smell next to the floor because some gas is heavier than air and will
settle on the floor.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS
• Do not try to light any appliance.
• Do not touch any electric switch; do not use any phone in your building.
• Immediately call your gas supplier from a neighbor’s phone. Follow
the gas supplier’s instructions.
• If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the fire department.
C. Use only your hand to push in or turn the gas control knob. Never use
tools. If the knob will not push in or turn by hand, don’t try to repair it,
call a qualified service technician or gas supplier. Force or attempted
repair may result in a fire or explosion.
D. Do not use this appliance if any part has been under water. Immediately
call a qualified service technician to inspect the appliance and to replace
any part of the control system and any gas control which has been under
water.
LIGHTING INSTRUCTIONS
1. STOP! Read the safety information above.
2. Make sure manual shutoff valve is fully open.
3. Turn control knob clockwise
Clockwise
to the OFF position.
Control Knob
OFF
PILOT
IGN
LOW
MED
HIGH
Figure 20 - Control Knob In The OFF Position
Continued
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OPERATING
HEATER
Models VP1600C
and VP2600C
Continued
4. Wait five minutes to clear out any gas. Then smell for gas, including near
the floor. If you smell gas, STOP! Follow “B” in the safety information at
the top of page 21. If you don’t smell gas, go to the next step.
5. Press in control knob.
Note: You may be running this heater for the first time after hooking up
to gas supply. If so, you may need to press in control knob for 30 seconds.
This will allow air to bleed from the gas system.
• If control knob does not pop up when released, contact a qualified
service person or gas supplier for repairs.
6. Keep control knob pressed in and turn it counterclockwise
to the
PILOT/IGN position. This will light pilot.
Note: You will hear a loud “click” when the control knob reaches the
PILOT/IGN position.
C-clockwise
If pilot does not light
• turn control knob clockwise Clockwise to the OFF position
• repeat steps 5 and 6
If pilot does not stay lit after several tries
• refer to Troubleshooting, pages 26 through 29
• contact a qualified service person or gas supplier for repairs
Until repairs are made, light pilot with match. To light pilot with match, see
Manual Lighting Procedure, page 24 .
Ignitor Electrode
Pilot Burner
Thermocouple
Figure 21 - Pilot
7. Keep control knob pressed in for 30 seconds after lighting pilot. After 30
seconds, release control knob.
Note: If pilot goes out, repeat steps 3 through 7.
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OPERATING
HEATER
Models VP1600C
and VP2600C
Continued
TO SELECT HEATING LEVEL
WARNING ICON
G 001
WARNING
When running heater, set control knob at LOW, MEDIUM, or
HIGH locked positions. Never set control knob between
locked positions. Poor combustion and higher levels of
carbon monoxide may result.
WARNING ICON
G 001
CAUTION
Do not try to adjust heating levels by using the manual shutoff valve.
1. Slightly press in control knob and turn counterclockwise
to the
LOW, MEDIUM, or HIGH positions.
IMPORTANT: Release downward pressure while turning control knob.
Control knob will lock at the desired position.
C-clockwise
Control
Knob
VP1600C
VP2600C
OFF
PILOT
IGN
LOW
LOW
OFF
PILOT
IGN
MED
MED
OFF
PILOT
IGN
HIGH
HIGH
OFF
OFF
Figure 22 - Burner Patterns
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OPERATING
HEATER
Models VP1600C
and VP2600C
Continued
TO TURN OFF GAS TO APPLIANCE
Shutting Off Heater
1. Turn control knob clockwise
Clockwise
to the OFF position.
2. Turn off all electric power to the appliance if service is to be performed.
Shutting Off Burner Only (pilot stays lit)
1. Turn control knob clockwise Clockwise to the PILOT position.
MANUAL LIGHTING PROCEDURE
1. Follow steps 1 through 5 under Lighting Instructions, pages 21 and 22.
2. With control knob pressed in, strike match. Hold match to pilot until pilot
lights.
3. Keep control knob pressed in for 30 seconds after lighting pilot. After 30
seconds, release control knob.
INSPECTING
BURNER
Check pilot flame pattern and burner flame pattern often.
PILOT FLAME PATTERN
Figure 23 shows a correct pilot flame pattern. Figure 24 shows an incorrect pilot
flame pattern. The incorrect pilot flame is not touching the thermocouple. This will
cause the thermocouple to cool. When the thermocouple cools, the heater will shut
down.
Pilot Burner
Thermocouple
GOOD PILOT/LP
GRH/OV 007
Figure 23 - Correct Pilot Flame Pattern
Pilot Burner
Thermocouple
BAD PILOT/LP
GRH/OV 008
Figure 24 - Incorrect Pilot Flame Pattern
If pilot flame pattern is incorrect, as shown in Figure 24
• turn heater off (see To TurnOff Gas to Appliance, page 20 [models
VP1600IT and VP2200IT] or page 24 [models VP1600C and VP2600C])
• see Troubleshooting, pages 26 through 29
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INSPECTING
BURNER
BURNER FLAME PATTERN
Figure 25 shows a correct burner flame pattern. Figure 26 shows an incorrect
burner flame pattern.
Continued
Figure 25 - Correct Burner Flame Pattern
Bad Burner Pattern-Plaque
GRH/OV 019
Figure 26 - Incorrect Burner Flame Pattern
If burner flame pattern is incorrect, as shown in Figure 26
• turn heater off (see To Turn Off Gas to Appliance, page 20 [models
VP1600IT and VP2200IT] or page 24 [models VP1600C and VP2600C])
• see Troubleshooting, pages 26 through 29
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CLEANING
AND
MAINTENANCE
WARNING ICON
G 001
WARNING
Turn off heater and let cool before cleaning.
WARNING ICON
G 001
CAUTION
You must keep control areas, burner, and circulating air
passageways of heater clean. Inspect these areas of heater before
each use. Have heater inspected yearly by a qualified service
person. Heater may need more frequent cleaning due to excessive
lint from carpeting, bedding material, etc.
ODS/PILOT AND BURNER ORIFICE
• Use a vacuum cleaner, pressurized air, or small, soft bristled brush to clean.
CABINET
Air Passageways
• Use a vacuum cleaner or pressurized air to clean.
Exterior
• Use a soft cloth dampened with a mild soap and water mixture. Wipe the
cabinet to remove dust.
TROUBLESHOOTING
Note: All troubleshooting
items are listed in order of
operation.
WARNING ICON
G 001
WARNING
Turn off and unplug heater and let cool before servicing. Only a
qualified service person should service and repair heater.
WARNING ICON
G 001
CAUTION
Never use a wire, needle, or similar object to clean ODS/pilot. This
can damage ODS/pilot unit.
OBSERVED
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE
CAUSE
When control knob is
pressed in and turned
to the PILOT/IGN
position, there is no
spark at ODS/pilot
(non-thermostat
models only).
1. Ignitor electrode positioned wrong.
2. Ignitor electrode broken.
3. Ignitor electrode not
connected to ignitor cable.
4. Ignitor cable pinched or
wet.
1. Replace ignitor.
When ignitor button is
pressed in, there is no
spark at ODS/pilot
(thermostat models
only).
5. Broken ignitor cable.
6. Bad piezo ignitor.
5. Replace ignitor cable.
6. Replace control valve
(piezo is part of control
valve).
7. Tighten nut holding piezo
ignitor. Nut is located inside heater cabinet at top.
7. Piezo ignitor nut is loose
(Thermostat models only).
REMEDY
2. Replace ignitor.
3. Reconnect ignitor cable.
4. Free ignitor cable if pinched
by any metal or tubing.
Keep ignitor cable dry.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Continued
OBSERVED
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE
CAUSE
When control knob is
pressed in and turned
to the PILOT/IGN
position, there is spark
at ODS/pilot but no
ignition (non-thermostat models only).
1. Gas supply turned off or
manual shutoff valve
closed.
2. Control knob not pressed
in while being turned to
PILOT/IGN position
(non-thermostat models
only).
Thermostat control knob
not pressed in (thermostat
models only).
When ignitor button is
pressed in, there is a
spark at ODS/Pilot but
no ignition (thermostat models only).
3. Air in gas lines when
installed.
4. Depleted gas supply
5. ODS/pilot is clogged.
6. Gas regulator setting is
not correct.
7. Thermostat control knob
is not in pilot position
(thermostat models only).
ODS/pilot lights but
flame goes out when
control knob is
released.
1. Control knob not fully
pressed in.
2. Control knob not pressed
in long enough.
3. Manual shutoff valve not
fully open.
4. Thermocouple connection
loose at control valve.
5. Pilot flame not touching
thermocouple, which
allows thermocouple to
cool, causing pilot flame
to go out. This problem
could be caused by one or
both of the following:
A) Low gas pressure
B) Dirty or partially
clogged ODS/pilot
6. Thermocouple damaged.
7. Control valve damaged.
8. Safety interlock system
has been triggered (thermostat models only).
REMEDY
1. Turn on gas supply or
open manual shutoff
valve.
2. Press in control knob
while turning to PILOT/
IGN position (nonthermostat models only).
Press in thermostat
control knob while
turning to PILOT/IGN
position (thermostat
models only)
3. Continue holding down
control knob. Repeat
igniting operation until
air is removed.
4. Contact local propane gas
company.
5. Clean ODS/pilot (see
Cleaning and Maintenance, page 26) or
replace ODS/pilot
assembly.
6. Replace gas regulator.
7. Turn thermostat control
knob to pilot position.
1. Press in control knob
fully.
2. After ODS/pilot lights,
keep control knob pressed
in 30 seconds.
3. Fully open manual shutoff valve.
4. Hand tighten until snug,
then tighten 1/4 turn more.
5. A) Contact local propane
gas company.
B) Clean ODS/pilot (see
Cleaning and Maintenance, page 26) or
replace ODS/pilot
assembly.
6. Replace thermocouple.
7. Replace control valve.
8. Wait one minute for safety
interlock system to reset.
Repeat ignition operation.
Continued
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Continued
OBSERVED
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE
CAUSE
Burner(s) does not
light after ODS/pilot is
lit.
1. Burner orifice(s) is
clogged.
2. Burner orifice(s)
diameter is too small.
3. Inlet gas pressure is too
low.
REMEDY
1. Clean burner orifice(s)
(see Cleaning and
Maintenance, page 26) or
replace burner orifice(s).
2. Replace burner orifice(s).
3. Contact local propane gas
company.
Delayed ignition of
burner(s)
1. Manifold pressure is too
low.
2. Burner orifice(s) is
clogged.
1. Contact local propane gas
company.
2. Clean burner orifice(s)
(see Cleaning and
Maintenance, page 26 or
replace burner orifice(s).
Burner backfiring
during combustion.
1. Burner orifice(s) is
clogged or damaged.
2. Burner damaged.
3. Gas regulator defective.
1. Clean burner orifice(s)
(see Cleaning and
Maintenance, page 26) or
replace burner orifice(s).
2. Replace burner.
3. Replace gas regulator.
Burner plaque(s) does
not glow.
1. Plaque damaged.
2. Inlet gas pressure is too
low.
3. Control knob set between locked positions.
1. Replace burner.
2. Contact local propane gas
company.
3. Turn control knob until it
locks at desired setting.
Slight smoke or odor
during initial operation
1. Residues from manufacturing processes
1. Problem will stop after a
few hours of operation.
Heater produces a
clicking/ticking noise
just after burner is lit
or shut off.
1. Metal expanding while
heating or contracting
while cooling.
1. This is common with
most heaters. If noise is
excessive, contact
qualified service person.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
WARNING ICON
G 001
WARNING
If you smell gas
• Shut off gas supply.
• Do not try to light any appliance.
• Do not touch any electrical switch; do not use
any phone in your building.
• Immediately call your gas supplier from a
neighbor’s phone. Follow the gas supplier’s
instructions.
• If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the
fire department.
Continued
IMPORTANT: Operating heater where impurities in air exist may create odors.
Cleaning supplies, paint, paint remover, cigarette smoke, cements and glues, new
carpet or textiles, etc., create fumes. These fumes may mix with combustion air and
create odors.
OBSERVED
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE
CAUSE
REMEDY
Heater produces
unwanted odors.
1. Heater burning vapors
from paint, hair spray,
glues, etc. See IMPORTANT statement above
2. Low fuel supply
3. Gas leak. See Warning statement at top
of page.
1. Ventilate room. Stop
using odor causing
products while heater is
running.
2. Refill supply tank.
3. Locate and correct all
leaks (see Checking Gas
Connections, page 15).
Heater shuts off in use
(ODS operates).
1. Not enough fresh air is
available.
2. Low line pressure
1. Open window and/or
door for ventilation.
2. Contact local propane
gas company.
3. Clean ODS/pilot (see
Cleaning and Maintenance, page 26).
3. ODS/pilot is partially
clogged.
TECHNICAL
SERVICE
Gas odor even when
control knob is in OFF
position
1. Gas leak. See Warning statement at top
of page.
2. Control valve defective.
1. Locate and correct all
leaks (see Checking Gas
Connections, page 15).
2. Replace control valve.
Gas odor during
combustion
1. Foreign matter between
control valve and
burner.
2. Gas leak. See Warning statement at top
of page.
1. Take apart gas tubing
and remove foreign
matter.
2. Locate and correct all
leaks (see Checking Gas
Connections, page 15).
You may have further questions about installation, operation, or troubleshooting.
If so, contact DESA International’s Technical Service Department at 1-800-3235190.
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SPECIFICATIONS
VP1600IT
BTU (Variable)
6,000-16,000
Type Gas
Propane Only
Ignition
Piezo
Pressure Regulator Setting
8" W.C.
Inlet Gas Pressure (in. of water)
Maximum
14"
Minimum
11"
Dimensions, Inches (H x W x D)
Heater
23.5 x 18.5 x 8
Carton
25.8 x 21.3 x 10.1
Weight (pounds)
Heater
24
Shipping
29
VP2200IT
6,500-22,000
Propane Only
Piezo
8" W.C.
VP1600C
BTU (Variable)
6,000/11,000/16,000
Type Gas
Propane Only
Ignition
Piezo
Pressure Regulator Setting
8" W.C.
Inlet Gas Pressure (in. of water)
Maximum
14"
Minimum
11"
Dimensions, Inches (H x W x D)
Heater
23.5 x 18.5 x 8
Carton
25.8 x 21.3 x 10.1
Weight (pounds)
Heater
22
Shipping
27
VP2600C
6,000/16,000/26,000
Propane Only
Piezo
8" W.C.
14"
11"
23.5 x 25.9 x 8
25.8 x 28.7 x 10.1
32
38
14"
11"
23.5 x 25.9 x 8
25.8 x 28.7 x 10.1
30
36
SERVICE
PUBLICATIONS
You can purchase a service manual from the address listed on the back page of this
manual. Send a check for $5.00 payable to DESA International.
SERVICE
HINTS
When gas pressure is too low
• pilot will not stay lit
• burner(s) will have delayed ignition
• heater will not produce specified heat
• propane gas supply may be low
When gas quality is bad
• pilot will not stay lit
• burner(s) will produce flames and soot
• heater will backfire when lit
You may feel your gas pressure is too low or gas quality is bad. If so, contact your
local propane gas supplier.
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REPLACEMENT
PARTS
Note: Use only original replacement parts. This will protect your warranty coverage
for parts replaced under warranty.
Parts Under Warranty
Contact authorized dealer from whom you purchased this product. If they are
unable to supply original replacement part(s), call DESA International’s Technical
Service Department at 1-800-323-5190 for information.
When contacting your dealer or DESA International, have ready:
• your name
• your address
• model number of your heater
• how heater was malfunctioning
• type of gas used (propane or natural gas)
• purchase date
Usually, we will ask you to return the defective part to the factory.
Parts Not Under Warranty
Contact authorized dealers of this product. If they can’t supply original replacement
part(s), call DESA International’s Parts Department at 1-800-972-7879 for information. When calling DESA International, have ready:
• model number of your heater
• the replacement part number
ACCESSORIES
Purchase these heater accessories from your local dealer. If they can not supply
these accessories, call DESA International’s Parts Department at 1-800-972-7879
or write to the address listed on the back page of this manual for information.
FAN KITS - GA2100A and GA3100
For all models. Provides better heat
distribution. Makes heater more efficient. Complete installation and operating instructions provided with fan.
FLOOR MOUNTING STAND
Models VP1600C & VP1600IT - GA4000
Models VP2600C & VP2200IT - GA4010
For locating heater on the floor, away from a
wall. Complete installation instructions
provided with floor mounting stand.
MANUAL SHUTOFF
VALVE - GA5010
For all models. Manual
shutoff valve with 1/8"
NPT tap.
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ILLUSTRATED
PARTS
BREAKDOWN
12
11
16
22
Model VP1600IT
17
19
15
4
18
24
10
9
8
6
21
20
HEATER EXPLODED VIEW
23
7
5
13
3
6
2
A
1
23-1
B
C
23-15
23-10
23-2
23-11
23-16
23-4
23-17
23-3
23-17
23-16
23-9
23-5
23-12
23-7
23-6
23-13
23-14
23-8
BURNER ASSEMBLY
ODS/PILOT
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PARTS LIST
Model VP1600IT
This list contains replaceable parts used in your heater. When ordering parts, follow
the instructions listed under Replacement Parts on page 31 of this manual.
KEY
NO.
PART
NUMBER
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
23-1
23-2
23-3
23-4
23-5
23-6
23-7
23-8
23-9
23-10
23-11
23-12
23-13
23-14
23-15
23-16
23-17
24
098304-01
098742-13
098238-01
098342-01
098198-01
M11084-26
098462-01
098457-01
098867-06
M11084-38
098455-06
098324-01
098325-01
097159-01
100537-01
098522-05
098265-02
098264-02
098271-03
100614-01
100610-01
099211-01
See Detail
099218-01
098508-01
099056-01
099048-01
099049-01
099057-01
099050-01
100605-01
099387-06
100616-01
099059-04
100615-01
M11084-37
098276-01
M11084-26
098514-01
098594-01
099066-01
Screw, #10 x 3/8"
Front Panel
Grill Guard
Clip-Grill Guard
Apron
Screw, #10 x 3/8"
Control Rod Assembly
Reflector Assembly
Regulator
Screw, #8 x 3/8"
Cabinet Assembly
Control Knob
Roll Pin
Piezo Ignitor
Regulator Bracket
Thermostat Gas Valve
Male Elbow
Male Connector
Ignitor Cable
SIT Tube
Inlet Tube
Hex-Head Screw
Burner Assembly
Burner
Valve Retainer Nut
Injector
Tubing-Valve to Plaque A
Tubing-Valve to Plaque B
Pressure Tap Fitting
Tubing-Valve to Plaque C
Control Valve
Pilot Tubing-Thermostat Control Valve to Pilot
Control Valve Tube
ODS/Pilot
Male Connector
Screw, #8 x 1/4"
Plug, 1/8
Screw, #10 x 3/8"
Thermocouple
Ignitor Electrode
Mounting Bracket
QTY.
2
1
1
2
1
9
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
3
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
3
1
2
1
1
1
PARTS AVAILABLE - NOT SHOWN
100619-01
100619-02
Thermostat Control Position Label
Control Position Label
1
1
33
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14
ILLUSTRATED
PARTS
BREAKDOWN
12
11
16
22
Model VP2200IT
17
19
15
4
18
24
10
9
8
6
21
HEATER EXPLODED VIEW
20
23
7
5
13
3
6
2
23-1
1
A
B
23-17
23-18
C
23-15
D
23-9
23-2
23-4
23-11
23-3
23-13
23-5
23-14
23-12
23-6
23-10
ODS/PILOT
23-16
BURNER ASSEMBLY
23-8
23-7
34
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PARTS LIST
Model VP2200IT
This list contains replaceable parts used in your heater. When ordering parts, follow
the instructions listed under Replacement Parts on page 31 of this manual.
KEY
NO.
PART
NUMBER
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
23-1
23-2
23-3
23-4
23-5
23-6
23-7
23-8
23-9
23-10
23-11
23-12
23-13
23-14
23-15
23-16
23-17
23-18
24
098304-01
098742-14
098238-05
098342-01
098198-04
M11084-26
098462-01
098457-05
098867-06
M11084-38
098698-04
098324-01
098325-01
097159-01
100537-01
098522-05
098265-02
098264-02
098271-03
100614-01
100610-01
099211-01
See Detail
099218-03
098508-01
099056-05
100620-01
100607-01
099057-01
100608-01
100605-02
100616-02
099387-06
099059-04
M11084-26
M11084-37
100606-01
100615-01
098276-01
098514-01
098594-01
099066-01
Screw, #10 x 3/8"
Front Panel
Grill Guard
Clip-Grill Guard
Apron
Screw, #10 x 3/8"
Control Rod Assembly
Reflector Assembly
Regulator
Screw, #8 x 3/8"
Cabinet Assembly
Control Knob
Roll Pin
Piezo Ignitor
Regulator Bracket
Thermostat Gas Valve
Male Elbow
Male Connector
Ignitor Cable
SIT Tubing
Inlet Tubing
Hex-Head Screw
Burner Assembly
Burner
Valve Retainer Nut
Injector
Tubing-Valve to Plaque A
Tubing-Valve to Plaque B
Pressure Tap Fitting
Tubing-Valve to Plaque C
Control Valve
Control Valve Tube
Pilot Tubing-Thermostat Control Valve to Pilot
ODS/Pilot
Screw, #10 x 3/8"
Screw, #8 x 1/4"
Tubing - Valve to Plaque D
Male Connector
Plug, 1/8
Thermocouple
Ignitor Electrode
Mounting Bracket
QTY.
2
1
1
2
1
9
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
5
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
4
1
2
1
1
1
1
PARTS AVAILABLE - NOT SHOWN
100619-01
100619-03
Thermostat Control Position Label
Control Position Label
1
1
35
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ILLUSTRATED
PARTS
BREAKDOWN
10
Model VP1600C
15
11
12
4
14
9
6
13
8
HEATER EXPLODED VIEW
7
5
16
3
6
2
1
A
13-14
13-1
B
13-15
C
13-2
13-10
13-11
13-4
13-3
13-12
13-13
13-5
13-6
13-7
13-16
ODS/PILOT
13-8
13-9
BURNER ASSEMBLY
36
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PARTS LIST
Model VP1600C
This list contains replaceable parts used in your heater. When ordering parts, follow
the instructions listed under Replacement Parts on page 31 of this manual.
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
13-1
13-2
13-3
13-4
13-5
13-6
13-7
13-8
13-9
13-10
13-11
13-12
13-13
13-14
13-15
13-16
14
15
16
PART
NUMBER
098304-01
098742-13
098238-01
098342-01
098198-01
M11084-26
098462-01
098457-01
098867-06
M11084-38
098455-01
098324-01
See Detail
099218-01
098508-01
099056-01
099048-01
099049-01
099050-01
099057-01
098932-06
099043-01
099051-01
099059-02
M11084-37
M11084-26
098593-01
098594-01
098276-01
099066-01
100537-01
098325-01
DESCRIPTION
Screw, #10 x 3/8"
Front Panel
Grill Guard
Clip-Grill Guard
Apron
Screw, #10 x 3/8"
Control Rod Assembly
Reflector Assembly
Regulator
Screw, #8 x 3/8"
Cabinet Assembly
Control Knob
Burner Assembly
Burner
Valve Retainer Nut
Injector
Tubing-Valve to Plaque A
Tubing-Valve to Plaque B
Tubing-Valve to Plaque C
Pressure Tap Fitting
Control Valve
Pilot Tubing-Valve to Pilot
Inlet Tubing
ODS/Pilot
Screw, #8 x 1/4"
Screw, #10 x 3/8"
Thermocouple
Ignitor Electrode
Plug, 1/8"
Mounting Bracket
Regulator Bracket
Roll Pin
QTY.
2
1
1
2
1
9
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
3
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
3
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
PARTS AVAILABLE - NOT SHOWN
098465-01
Control Position Label
1
37
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ILLUSTRATED
PARTS
BREAKDOWN
12
10
4
Model VP2600C
14
15
9
6
8
13
HEATER EXPLODED VIEW
7
5
16
3
6
2
1
A
B
C
13-14
13-15
13-9
13-1
D
E
13-11
13-2
13-4
13-5
13-3
13-12
13-13
13-7
13-6
13-16
ODS/PILOT
13-8
BURNER ASSEMBLY
13-10
38
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PARTS LIST
Model VP2600C
This list contains replaceable parts used in your heater. When ordering parts, follow
the instructions listed under Replacement Parts on page 31 of this manual.
KEY
NO.
PART
NUMBER
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
13-1
13-2
13-3
13-4
13-5
13-6
13-7
13-8
13-9
13-10
13-11
13-12
13-13
13-14
13-15
13-16
14
15
16
098304-01
098742-14
098238-02
098342-01
098198-02
M11084-26
098462-01
098457-02
098867-06
M11084-38
098456-01
098324-01
See Detail
099218-02
098508-01
099056-01
099052-01
099053-01
099057-01
099054-01
098932-06
099051-02
099044-01
099059-02
M11084-37
M11084-26
098593-01
098594-01
098276-01
099066-01
100537-01
098325-01
Screw, #10 x 3/8"
Front Panel
Grill Guard
Clip-Grill Guard
Apron
Screw, #10 x 3/8"
Control Rod Assembly
Reflector Assembly
Regulator
Screw, #8 x 3/8"
Cabinet Assembly
Control Knob
Burner Assembly
Burner
Valve Retainer Nut
Injector
Tubing-Valve to Plaque B & D
Tubing-Valve to Plaque C
Pressure Tap Fitting
Tubing-Valve to Plaque A & E
Control Valve
Inlet Tubing
Pilot Tubing-Valve to Pilot
ODS/Pilot
Screw, #8 x 1/4"
Screw, #10 x 3/8"
Thermocouple
Ignitor Electrode
Plug, 1/8"
Mounting Bracket
Regulator Bracket
Roll Pin
QTY.
2
1
1
2
1
9
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
5
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
5
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
PARTS AVAILABLE - NOT SHOWN
098465-01
Control Position Label
1
39
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WARRANTY INFORMATION
KEEP THIS WARRANTY
Model
Serial No.
Date Purchased
Always specify model and serial numbers when communicating with the factory.
We reserve the right to amend these specifications at any time without notice. The only warranty applicable is our standard
written warranty. We make no other warranty, expressed or implied.
LIMITED WARRANTY
VANGUARD VENT-FREE PROPANE GAS HEATERS
DESA International warrants this product and any parts thereof, to be free from defects in material and workmanship for two
years from the date of first purchase, provided that the product has been properly installed, operated, and maintained in
accordance with all applicable instructions. To make a claim under this warranty, the bill of sales or proof of purchase must
be presented.
This warranty is extended only to the original retail purchaser. This warranty covers only the cost of parts and labor required
to restore this heater to proper operating condition. Warranty parts must be obtained through authorized dealers of this product
and/or DESA International who will provide original factory replacement parts. Failure to use original factory replacement
parts voids this warranty. The heater must be installed by a qualified installer in accordance with all local codes and
instructions furnished with the unit.
This warranty does not apply to parts that are not in original condition because of normal wear and tear, or parts that fail or
become damaged as a result of misuse, accidents, lack of proper maintenance, alteration, tampering, contaminated fuels, or
defects caused by improper installation. Travel, transportation, and incidental costs associated with warranty repairs are not
reimbursable under this warranty and are the responsibility of the owner.
To the full extent allowed by the law of the jurisdiction that governs the sale of the product; this express warranty excludes
any and all other expressed warranties and limits the duration of any and all implied warranties, including warranties of
merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose to two years from the date of first purchase; and DESA International’s
liability is hereby limited to the purchase price of the product and DESA International shall not be liable for any other damages
whatsoever including indirect, incidental, or consequential damages.
Some states do not allow a limitation of how long an implied warranty lasts or an exclusion or limitation of incidental or
consequential damages, so the above limitation of implied warranties, or exclusion, or limitation of damages may not apply
to you.
This warranty provides the original retail purchaser with specific legal rights. For specific information regarding those rights,
please consult the applicable state laws.
For information about this warranty write:
2701 Industrial Drive
P.O. Box 90004
Bowling Green, KY 42102-9004
Patent Pending
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