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DIRECT-VENT FIREPLACE
OWNER’S OPERATION AND INSTALLATION MANUAL
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NATURAL GAS Models
(V)VC36NE Series
PROPANE/LP GAS ModelS
(V)VC36PE Series
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.
INSTALLER: Leave this manual with the appliance.
CONSUMER: Retain this manual for future reference.
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Table of Contents
Safety Information................................................ 2
Product Identification............................................ 4
Local Codes......................................................... 4
Product Features.................................................. 5
Pre-Installation Preparation.................................. 5
Location of Termination Cap................................. 8
Venting Installation Instructions............................ 9
Fireplace Installation.......................................... 19
Wiring Diagram................................................... 27
Operating Fireplace............................................ 28
Inspecting Burners............................................. 29
Cleaning and Maintenance................................. 30
Troubleshooting.................................................. 31
Replacement Parts............................................. 34
Service Hints...................................................... 34
Technical Service............................................... 34
Specifications..................................................... 34
Accessories........................................................ 35
Illustrated Parts Breakdown and Parts List........ 36
Warranty Information............................Back Cover
Safety Information
WARNING: Improper installation, adjustment, alteration, service or maintenance can cause injury or property damage.
Refer to this manual for
correct installation and
operational procedures.
For assistance or additional information consult a qualified installer,
service agency or the gas
supplier.
This appliance may be installed in an aftermarket,*
permanently located,
manufactured (mobile)
home, where not prohibited by local codes.
This appliance is only for
use with the type of gas
indicated on the rating
plate. This appliance is
not convertible for use
with other gases, unless
a certified kit is used.
State of Massachusetts:
The installation must
be made by a licensed
plumber or gas fitter in
the Commonwealth of
Massachusetts.
WARNING: This product
contains and/or generates
chemicals known to the State
of California to cause cancer or
birth defects or other reproductive harm.
IMPORTANT: Read this owner’s
manual carefully and completely
before trying to assemble, operate or service this log set.
Improper use of this log set can
cause serious injury or death
from burns, fire, explosion,
electrical shock and carbon
monoxide poisoning.
DANGER: Carbon monoxide
poisoning may lead to death!
* Aftermarket: Completion of sale, not for
purpose of resale, from the manufacturer
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This fireplace must be installed by a qualified (certified or licensed) service person. It has a sealed
gas combustion chamber that uses a coaxial pipe
(pipe within a pipe and having the same center)
venting system. It brings in fresh air for combustion through the outer pipe and combustion gases
are exhausted through the inner pipe. If the glass
door assembly and venting pipe are not properly
seated, connected and sealed, carbon monoxide
leakage (spillage) can occur.
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: Early signs of carbon
monoxide poisoning resemble the flu, with headaches, dizziness or nausea. If you have these signs,
the log set may not be working properly. Get fresh
air at once! Have log set serviced. Some people
are more affected by carbon monoxide than others.
These include pregnant women, people with heart
or lung disease or anemia, those under the influence
of alcohol and those at high altitudes.
Natural and Propane/LP Gas: Natural and propane/LP gas are odorless. An odor-making agent
is added to the gas. The odor helps you detect a gas
leak. However, the odor added to the gas can fade.
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 fireplace.
WARNING: Any change to
this fireplace or it’s controls can
be dangerous. Do not modify
this fireplace under any circumstances. Any parts removed for
servicing must be replaced prior
to operating fireplace.
WARNING: Do not use a blower insert, heat exchanger insert
or other accessory not approved
for use with this fireplace.
WARNING: This appliance
is only for use with the type of
gas indicated on the rating plate.
This appliance is not convertible
for use with other gases unless
a certified kit is used.
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WARNING: Do not allow fans
to blow directly into the fireplace.
Avoid any drafts that alter burner
flame patterns.
Due to high temperatures, the
appliance should be located out
of traffic and away from furniture
and draperies.
Do not place clothing or other
flammable material on or near
the appliance. Never place any
objects on the appliance.
Do not use this fireplace to cook
food or burn paper or other flammable material.
This fireplace reaches high temperatures. Keep children and
adults away from hot surface to
avoid burns or clothing ignition.
Fireplace will remain hot for a
time after shutdown. Allow surface to cool before touching.
Carefully supervise young children when they are in the room
with fireplace.
Keep the area around your
fireplace clear of combustible
materials, gasoline and other
flammable vapor or liquids. Do
not run fireplace where these
are used or stored.
1. For propane/LP fireplace, do not place propane/LP supply tank(s) inside any structure.
Locate propane/LP supply tank(s) outdoors.
To prevent performance problems, do not
use propane/LP fuel tank of less than 100 lb.
capacity.
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Product
Identification
Continued
2. 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.
3. Never install the fireplace
•in a recreational vehicle
•in windy or drafty areas where curtains or
other combustible (flammable) objects can
make contact with the fireplace front
•in high traffic areas
4. Turn fireplace off and let cool before servicing,
installing or repairing. Only a qualified service
person should install, service or repair this
fireplace. Have fireplace inspected annually
by a qualified service person.
5. You must keep control compartments, burners and circulating air passages clean. More
frequent cleaning may be needed due to excessive lint and dust from carpeting, bedding
material, etc. Turn off the gas valve and pilot
light before cleaning fireplace.
6. Have venting system inspected annually by a
qualified service person. If needed, have venting system cleaned or repaired. See Cleaning
and Maintenance, page 30.
7. Do not use any solid fuels (wood, coal, paper,
cardboard, etc.) in this fireplace. Use only the
gas type indicated on fireplace nameplate.
8. This appliance, when installed, must be electrically grounded in accordance with local codes
or, in the absence of local codes, with the
National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70 or
the Canadian Electrical Code, CSA C22.1.
9. Do not use fireplace if any part has been exposed to or under water. Immediately call a
qualified service person to arrange for replacement of the unit.
10. Do not operate fireplace if any log is broken.
11. Do not operate fireplace with glass door
removed, cracked or broken.
12. Provide adequate clearances around air
openings.
Upper Louver
Panel
Nailing
Flange
Flue Collar
Log
Set
Glass Door
Assembly
Lava
Rock
Lower Louver
Panel
Electronic
Control Valve
Glowing
Embers
Burner
Assembly
Switch Bracket for Optional
Remote and Blower
Figure 1 - Direct-Vent Fireplace with
Millivolt Ignition
Local Codes
Install and use fireplace with care. Follow all local
codes. In the absence to local codes, use the current National Fuel Gas Code ANSI Z223.1/NFPA
54* (USA) or the current CSA-B149.1 Installation
Code (Canada).
*Available from:
American National Standards Institute, Inc.
1430 Broadway
New York, NY 10018
National Fire Protection Association, Inc.
Batterymarch Park
Quincy, MA 02269
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Product Features
These are a few facts that can help you understand
and enjoy your direct-vent fireplace:
• The venting system may be routed to the outside of your home in several ways. It may vent
through the roof (vertical) or it may vent to an
outside/exterior wall (horizontal). The vent
pipe installation is very important to allow for
proper operation. You must follow the venting
instructions very carefully for either vertical or
horizontal applications.
• This fireplace may be installed in any room of
your house provided all local codes and these
installation instructions are followed.
• The blower requires electricity. If you plan to
install the blower at a later date, do not forget
to wire the outlet at the bottom of the fireplace
when framing.
• Each time you turn on your fireplace, you may
notice some amount of condensation on the inside of the fireplace glass. This is normal and will
disappear after 10-20 minutes of operation.
• Your direct-vent gas fireplace system (fireplace
and venting) is a balanced and sealed gas operating unit. It requires approximately 10-20
minutes of operating time before the flame
pattern stabilizes.
Pre-Installation
Preparation
Location and space
requirements
Determine the safest and most efficient location
for your DESA direct-vent fireplace. Make sure
that rafters and wall studs are not in the way of the
venting system. Choose a location where the heat
output is not affected by drafts, air conditioning
ducts, windows or doors. Figure 2 shows some
common locations. Be aware of all restrictions and
precautions before deciding the exact location for
your fireplace and termination cap.
When deciding the location of your fireplace,
follow these rules:
• Do not connect this fireplace venting to a chimney flue serving a separate solid-fuel burning
fireplace or appliance.
• Due to high temperatures, do not locate this
fireplace in high traffic areas, windy or drafty
areas or near furniture or draperies.
• Proper clearances must be maintained.
• If your fireplace is to be installed directly on
carpeting, vinyl tile or any combustible material other than wood, it must be installed on a
metal or wood panel extending the full width
and depth of the fireplace. See Figure 3.
Flush with a wall
Through exterior wall
enclosed in a chase
Corner
installation
Figure 2 - Common Fireplace Locations
29"
RW
1 8
21D
/"
41"
FW
Figure 3 - Fireplace Bottom Dimensions
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• Your fireplace is designed to be used in zero
clearance installations. Wall or framing material
can be placed directly against any exterior surface on the back, sides or top of your fireplace,
except where standoff spacers are integrally
attached. If standoff spacers are attached to your
fireplace, these spacers can be placed directly
against wall or framing material. See framing
details on page 7.
• If you plan on installing a television or entertainment center recessed above your fireplace, it
is recommended that you maintain a minimum
18" above top of louver opening.
• When locating termination cap, it is important
to observe the minimum clearances shown in
Figure 7, page 8.
• If recessing into a wall, you can avoid extra
framing by positioning your fireplace against
an already existing framing member.
• Do not recess termination cap into a wall or
siding.
• You may paint the termination cap with 450º F
(232º C) heat-resistant paint to coordinate with
the exterior finish.
• There must not be any obstruction such as
bushes, garden sheds, fences, decks or utility buildings within 24" from the front of the
termination cap.
• Do not locate termination cap where excessive
snow or ice build up may occur. Be sure to
clear vent termination area after snow falls to
prevent accidental blockage of venting system.
When using snow blowers, do not direct snow
towards vent termination area.
Clearances
Minimum clearances to combustibles for the fireplace are as follows:
*Back and sides
0"
Perpendicular walls
6"
Floor
0"
Ceiling to louver opening
42"
Front
36"
Top of Standoffs
0"
Vent
(See venting instructions
for specific venting clearances.)
Combustible material with a maximum thickness of 5/8" may be flush with the top front of
fireplace.
* For back and sides of fireplace, do not pack
with insulation or other materials. 0" clearance to combustible materials are for framing
purpose only.
NOTICE: This fireplace is intended for use as supplemental
heat. Use this fireplace along
with your primary heating system. Do not install this fireplace
as your primary heat source.
If you have a central heating
system, you may run system’s
circulating blower while using
fireplace. This will help circulate
the heat throughout the house.
In the event of a power outage,
you can use this fireplace as a
heat source.
framing and finishing
Figure 4, page 7, shows typical framing of this
fireplace. Figure 5, page 7, shows framing for
corner installation. All minimum clearances must
be met.
For available accessories for this fireplace, see
Accessories on page 35. If you are using a separate
combustible mantel piece, refer to Figure 6, page
7 for proper installation height. You can install
noncombustible mantels at any height above the
fireplace.
Note: Noncombustible mantels may discolor!
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Preparation
1
2
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3
A
4
B
Wall
5
C
D
6
E
7
F
G
Top of Louver
Opening
36 1/8"
41 1/4"
21" Horizontal Vent
24 1/2" Vertical Vent
Figure 4 - Framing Clearances for
Installation Against an Exterior Wall
D 3/8"
10
B
15"
49C 5/8"
35A3/4"
E
133/4"
F
41"
41G1/4"
68 / "
H1 2
Nailing
Nailing Tabs
Tabs
Figure 5 - Framing Clearances for Corner
Installation
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Mantel from
Top of Louver
Ref.
Opening
Ref.
Mantel
Depth
1
14"
A
16"
2
12"
B
14"
3
10"
C
12"
4
8"
D
10"
5
6"
E
8"
6
4"
F
6"
7
2"
G
4"
Figure 6 - Clearances for Combustible
Mantels
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N
N
D
H
V
L
E
B
C
Fixed
Closed
F
B
Openable Fixed
Closed
V
Openable
V
I
V
G
B
V
B
B
J
V
G
X
G
M
A
V
K
X
V
A
V TERMINATION CAP
X AIR SUPPLY INLET
G GAS METER
RESTRICTED AREA
(TERMINATION PROHIBITED)
A = clearance above grade, veranda, porch, deck, or
I = clearance to service regulator vent outlet [*72" (182.9 cm)
balcony [*12" (30.5 cm) minimum]
minimum]
B = clearance to window or door that may be opened
J = clearance to non-mechanical air supply inlet to building
[6" (15 cm) min. for 10,000 Btu or less; 9" (23 cm) in US
or the combustion air inlet to any other fireplace
if between 10,000 and 50,000, 12" (30 cm) in Canada
[6" (15 cm) min. for 10,000 Btu or less; 9" (23 cm) in US
if between 10,000 and 100,000; 12" (30 cm) in US if
if between 10,000 and 50,000, 12" (30 cm) in Canada
greater than 50,000, 36" (91 cm) in Canada if greater
if between 10,000 and 100,000; 12" (30 cm) in US if
than 100,000]
greater than 50,000, 36" (91 cm) in Canada if greater
C = clearance to permanently closed window
than 100,000]
[minimum 12" (30.5 cm) recommended to prevent
K = clearance to a mechanical air supply inlet [*In Canada,
condensation on window]
6 ft. (1.83m) minimum; In US 3 ft. (91 cm) above if within
D = vertical clearance to ventilated soffit located above the
10 ft. (3 m) horizontally]
terminal within a horizontal distance of 24" (61 cm) from L = † clearance above paved side-walk or a paved driveway
the center-line of the terminal [18" (45.7 cm) minimum]
located on public property [*84" (213.3 cm) minimum]
E = clearance to unventilated soffit [12" (30.5 cm) minimum] M = clearance under veranda, porch, deck
F = clearance to outside corner (see below)
[*12" (30.5 cm) minimum ‡]
G = clearance to inside corner (see below)
N = clearance above a roof shall extend a minimum of
H = *not to be installed above a meter/regulator assembly
24" (61 cm) above the highest point when it passes
within 36" (91.4 cm) horizontally from the center line
through the roof surface and any other obstruction within
of the regulator
a horizontal distance of 18" (45.7 cm)
† vent shall not terminate directly above a side-walk or paved driveway which is located between two
single family dwellings and serves both dwellings*
‡ only permitted if veranda, porch, deck or balconey is fully open on a minimum of 2 sides beneath the floor*
*
as specified in CAN/CSA B149 (.1 or .2) Installation Codes (1991) for Canada and U.S.A.
Note: Local codes or regulations may require different clearances
Termination Clearances for Buildings with Combustible and Noncombustible Exteriors
Inside Corner
Outside Corner
Recessed Location
D
C
A
C
E
A = 6" (15.2 cm)
V
V
V
B = 6" (15.2 cm)
B
Balcony with No Side Wall
Balcony with Perpendicular Side Wall
H
G
V
V
J
G = 12" (30.5 cm) minimum clearance
Combustible &
Noncombustible
H = 24" (61 cm)
J = 20" (50.8 cm)
C = Maximum depth of 48" (121.9 cm)
for recessed location
D = Minimum width for back wall of
recessed location Combustible - 38" (965 mm)
Noncombustible - 24" (61 cm)
E = Clearance from corner in
recessed locationCombustible - 6" (15.2 cm)
Noncombustible - 2" (5.1 cm)
Figure 7 - Minimum Clearances for Termination Cap
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Venting Installation
Instructions
NOTICE: Read these instructions completely before attempting installation.
These models are tested and approved for use
with DESA (direct-vent) pipe components and
terminations.
The venting system must terminate on the outside of
the structure and can not be attached to a chimney
or flue system serving a separate solid fuel or gas
burning appliance. A direct-vent appliance must
have its own venting system. DO NOT common
vent this appliance.
These models are approved to be vented either
horizontally through an outside wall or vertically
through a roof or chase enclosure using the following guidelines:
• When venting system terminates horizontally
on an outside wall, you may install a standoff
if the termination cap is to be installed directly
on a combustible finish such as vinyl, wood,
stucco, etc.
• Never run the vent downward as this may
cause excessive temperatures which could
cause a fire.
• Vent pipe air space clearances to combustibles
are 1" on all sides except on the horizontal
sections, which requires 2" clearance from
the top of the pipe. Where the termination cap
penetrates a combustible wall, 1" air space
clearance is required.
• Snorkel terminations are required when
minimum clearance to grade cannot be met (see
Figure 16 on page 13).
• Have fireplace and selected vent components on
hand to help determine the exact measurements
when elbowing or offsetting. Always use wall
firestops when penetrating walls and firestops
when penetrating ceilings or attic spaces.
• If using a venting configuration of only horizontal venting with no vertical run, a 1/4" rise
for every 12" of run toward the termination is
required.
WARNING: Read all instructions completely and thoroughly
before attempting installation.
Failure to do so could result in
serious injury, property damage
or loss of life.
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NOTICE: Failure to follow these instructions will void the warranty.
NOTICE: Do not seal termination
cap to vent pipe. Cap must be
removable for vent inspection
and maintenance.
Installation Precautions
• Wear gloves and safety glasses for protection
• Use extreme caution when using ladders or
when on roof tops
• Be aware of electrical wiring locations in walls
and ceilings
The following actions will void the warranty on
your venting system:
• Installation of any damaged venting component
• Unauthorized modification of the venting system (Do not cut or alter vent components)
• Installation of any component part not manufactured or approved by DESA
• Installation other than as instructed by these
instructions
WARNING: This gas fireplace
and vent assembly must be
vented directly to the outside.
The venting system must NEVER
be attached to a chimney serving a separate solid fuel burning
appliance. Each direct-vent gas
appliance must use a separate
vent system. Do not use common vent systems.
WARNING: Vent pipe air
space clearances to combustibles are 1" on all sides except
on the horizontal sections,
which require 2" clearances
from the top of the pipe. Where
the termination cap penetrates
a combustible wall, 1" air space
clearance is required.
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INSTALLATION PLANNING
There are two basic types of direct-vent installation:
• Horizontal Termination
• Vertical Termination
Horizontal Termination Installation
IMPORTANT: Horizontal square terminations
require only inner portion of wall firestop. Horizontal installations using round termination require
exterior portion of wall firestop (see Figure 14,
page 12).
1. Set the fireplace in its desired location and determine the route your horizontal venting will take.
Do not secure the fireplace until all venting has
been installed. Some installations require sliding
the fireplace in and out of position to make final
venting connections. Figures 14 through 18 on
pages 12 through 14 show different configurations for venting with horizontal termination that
will help you decide which application best suits
your installation. Check to see if wall studs or
roof rafters are in the path of your desired venting route. If they are, you may want to adjust the
location of the fireplace.
2. Direct vent pipe sections and components are
designed with special twist-lock connections.
Twist-Lock Procedure: The female ends of the
pipes have locking lugs (indentations). These
lugs will slide straight into matching slots on the
male ends of adjacent pipes. Push pipe sections
together and twist one section clockwise approximately one-quarter turn until the sections
are fully locked (see Figure 8). Note: Horizontal
runs of vent must be supported every three feet.
Use wall straps for this purpose.
3. Use a 45° elbow to connect venting system
to fireplace flue collar. The elbow is designed
to be twist-locked onto the flue collar as
described in step 2. IMPORTANT: Do not
attempt to alter the configuration of the elbow
by cutting, twisting, bending, etc.
4. Assemble the desired combination of pipe and
elbows to the fireplace flue collar. If there are
long portions of venting run, pre-assembled
pipe sections may be installed as subassemblies for convenience.
5. Carefully determine the location where the vent
pipe assembly will penetrate the outside wall.
The center of the hole should line up with the
center-line of the horizontal vent pipe. Mark the
wall for a 10 3/4" x 10 3/4" square hole. Cut and
frame the square hole in the exterior wall where
the vent will be terminated. If the wall being
penetrated is constructed of noncombustible
material, such as masonry block or concrete,
a 8 1/2" hole with zero clearance is acceptable
(see Figure 9).
Female Locking
Lugs
Male
Slots
Figure 8 - Vent Pipe Connections
Vent Opening
Combustible Wall
10 3/4" Inside Framing
10 3/4"
10 3/4"
Vent Opening
Noncombustible Wall
(Framing
Detail)
8 1/2"
Center of
Hole
Figure 9 - Vent Opening Requirements
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WARNING: Do not recess
vent termination into any wall.
This will cause a fire hazard.
6. Noncombustible Exterior Wall: Position the
horizontal vent cap in the center of the 8 1/2"
round hole and attach to the exterior wall with
four wood screws provided. Before attaching
the vent cap to exterior wall, run a bead of
non-hardening mastic (pliable sealant) around
the outside edges to make a seal between it and
the outside wall. Note: The four wood screws
provided should be replaced with appropriate
fasteners for stucco, brick, concrete or other
types of sidings.
Combustible Exterior Wall: For vinyl siding,
stucco or wood exteriors, a siding standoff may
be installed between the vent cap and exterior
wall. The siding standoff prevents excessive
heat from damaging the siding materials.
Siding material must be cut to accommodate
standoff. Bolt the vent cap to the standoff. Apply non-hardening mastic around outside edge
of standoff. Position the standoff/cap assembly
in the center of the 10 3/4" square hole and attach
to exterior wall with wood screws provided (see
Figure 11). The siding standoff must sit flush
against the exterior fascia material.
7. Combustible Exterior Wall Only: Slide the wall
firestop over the vent pipe before connecting
horizontal run to vent cap (see Figure 12).
8. Carefully move fireplace, with vent assembly
attached, toward wall and insert vent pipe
into horizontal termination. The pipe overlap
should be a minimum of 11/4" (see Figure 13,
page 12).
9. Combustible Exterior Wall Only: Slide wall
firestop against interior wall surface and attach
with screws provided. See Figure 13, page 12,
for horizontal termination details.
10. Place fireplace into position and shim with
noncombustible material if needed. Nail or
screw side flanges to framing to secure unit in
place. IMPORTANT: Make sure fireplace is
level before securing. If fireplace is not level
it will not work properly.
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Vent Cap
Wood Screw
Figure 10 - Installing Horizontal Vent Cap
(Noncombustible Exterior)
Cut Siding Away to
Fit Standoff
Standoff
Wood
Screw
Vent
Cap
Apply Mastic
to All Four Sides
Screws
Figure 11 - Installing Siding Standoff
(Combustible Exterior Wall)
Interior Wall
Surface
Wall
Firestop
Vent Cap
(Horizontal
Termination)
Horizontal
Vent Pipe
Figure 12 - Connecting Vent Cap with
Horizontal Vent Pipe
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Minimum Pipe
Overlap 11/4"
Direct-Vent
Pipe
Siding Standoff
Screws
Wall
Firestop
Adjustable
Horizontal Pipe 12" Max.
High Wind
Square
Termination
45° Elbow
Wall Firestop
Maintain 1"
Minimum Air
Space Around
Outer Pipe When
Penetrating a Wall
High Wind
Termination
Apply
Mastic to
Outside
10 3/4" x 10 3/4"
Edge of
Framed Opening
Standoff
Exterior Wall with Vinyl Siding
Figure 13 - Typical Horizontal
Termination Cap Mounting with
Additional Siding Standoff Installed
Horizontal Termination Configurations
Figures 14 through 18 show different configurations and alternatives for venting with horizontal
termination. Each figure includes a chart with
critical minimum and maximum dimensions which
MUST be met. IMPORTANT: If using a venting
configuration of only horizontal venting with no
vertical run, a 1/4" rise for every 12" of run toward
the termination is required.
NOTICE: Do not seal termination
cap to vent pipe. Cap must be
removable for vent inspection
and maintenance.
WARNING: Never run vent
downward as this may cause
excessive temperatures which
could cause a fire. Operation of
improperly installed and maintained venting system could
result in serious injury, property
damage or loss of life.
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GROUND FLOOR INSTALLATION
Recommended Applications:
• Installation using cabinet surrounds
• Through the wall using round or square termination
(up to 12" horizontal pipe)
• NOT FOR CORNER INSTALLATION
Square Termination
Vertical (V)
32 3/4" min.
45° Elbow
Wall
Firestop
Horizontal (H)
17" max.
Exterior Portion of
Wall Firestop (Round
Termination Only)
Horizontal
Round
Termination
Round Termination
* If installing this fireplace at altitudes of
4000 feet and above, it is recommended
that an additional vertical height of 6" be
added to the vent system.
Figure 14 - Horizontal Termination
Configuration for Square or Round
Terminations
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CORNER INSTALLATION
Recommended Applications:
• Corner ground floor installation
• Ground floor installation where pipe vents horizontally through wall (over 12" horizontal pipe)
• Basement installation where one foot clearance
from ground to termination is possible
Not to Exceed (H) Limits 90° Elbow
Square
Termination
Not to Exceed
(H) Limits
90° Elbow
Wall
Firestop
As Required
for (V), See
Chart for
Pipe Section
Required
Square
Termination
12" Min.
45° Elbow
Wall
Firestop
45° Elbow
Vertical (V)
Required
Vertical Pipe
Horizontal (H)
*43 1/2" min.
54 1/2" min.
66 1/2" min.
78 1/2" min.
90 1/2" min.
None
1 ft.
2 ft.
3 ft.
4 ft.
30" max.
48" max.
60" max.
84" max.
20' max.
* Ground Floor Corner Venting
Figure 15 - Horizontal Termination Configuration for Corner Installation Using One
90° Elbow
SNORKEL TERMINATION INSTALLATION
Recommended Applications:
• Installations requiring a vertical rise on building exterior
• Any installation using snorkel termination to achieve one foot above ground
Snorkel terminations are available for installations requiring a vertical rise on the exterior of the building.
If installing snorkel termination below grade, you must provide proper drainage to prevent water from
entering snorkel termination (see Figure 16). Do not back fill around snorkel termination.
Snorkel
Termination
Wall
Firestop
90° Elbow
Snorkel Termination
Snorkel Termination
12" Min.
12" Min.
12"
Min.
45° Elbow
Adequate
Drainage
Figure 16 - Snorkel Termination Configurations for Below Ground Installation
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HORIZONTAL SYSTEM INSTALLATION
USING TWO 90° ELBOWS
The following configurations show the minimum
vertical rise requirements for a horizontal system
using two 90° elbows.
45° Elbow
Venting with Two 90° Elbows
Horizontal (H1) +
Vertical (V) Horizontal (H1)
Horizontal (H2)
5' min.
6' min.
7' min.
8' min.
20' max.
2' max.
4' max.
6' max.
8' max.
8' max.
6' max.
12' max.
18' max.
20' max.
20' max.
Figure 17 - Horizontal Termination Configuration for Venting Using Two 90° Elbows
Venting with Two 90° Elbows
Horizontal (H1) +
Horizontal (H2)
Vertical (V)
5' min.
6' min.
7' min.
8' min.
20' max.
6' max.
12' max.
18' max.
20' max.
20' max.
45° Elbow
Figure 18 - Horizontal Termination Configuration for Venting Using Two 90° Elbows
with Termination at 90° with Fireplace
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installation for vertical
termination
Note: Vertical restrictor must be installed in all
vertical installations.
1. Determine the route your vertical venting
will take. If ceiling joists, roof rafters or other
framing will obstruct the venting system,
consider an offset (see Figure 19) to avoid cutting load bearing members. Note: Pay special
attention to these installation instructions for
required clearances (air space) to combustibles
when passing through ceilings, walls, roofs,
enclosures, attic rafters, etc. Do not pack air
spaces with insulation. Also note maximum
vertical rise of the venting system and any
maximum horizontal offset limitations.
2. Set the fireplace in desired location. Drop a
plumb line down from the ceiling to the position of the fireplace exit flue. Mark the center
point where the vent will penetrate the ceiling.
Drill a small locating hole at this point.
Drop a plumb line from the inside of the roof
to the locating hole in the ceiling. Mark the
center point where the vent will penetrate the
roof. Drill a small locating hole at this point.
Roof Flashing
Wall Strap
Flat Ceiling Installation
1. Cut a 10 3/4" square hole in the ceiling using
the locating hole as a center point. The opening should be framed to 10 3/4" x 10 3/4" inside
dimensions, as shown in Figure 9 on page 10
using framing lumber the same size as the
ceiling joists. If the area above the ceiling is an
insulated ceiling or an attic, nail firestop from
the top side. This prevents loose insulation from
falling into the required clearance space. Of the
area above the ceiling is a living space, install
firestop below the framed hole. The firestop
should be installed with no less than three nails
per side (see Figure 20).
2. Assemble the desired lengths of pipe and
elbows necessary to reach from the fireplace
flue up through the firestop. Be sure all pipe
and elbow connections are fully twist-locked
(see Figure 8, page 10).
3. Cut a hole in the roof using the locating hole
as a center point. (Cover any exposed open
vent pipes before cutting hole in roof.) The
10 3/4" x 10 3/4" hole must be measured on
the horizontal; actual length may be larger
depending on the pitch of the roof. There
must be a 1" clearance from the vent pipe to
combustible materials. Frame the opening as
shown in Figure 9, page 10.
4. Connect a section of pipe and extend up
through the hole.
Note: If an offset is needed to avoid obstructions, you must support the vent pipe every 3
feet. Use wall straps for this purpose (see Figure 19). Whenever possible, use 45° elbows
instead of 90° elbows. The 45° elbow offers
less restriction to the flow of the flue gases
and intake air.
If area above is an attic or insulated area,
install firestop above framed hole.
45° Elbow
If area above is a living space, install
firestop below framed hole.
Ceiling Firestop
Figure 19 - Offset with Wall Strap and 45°
Elbows
Figure 20 - Installing Firestop
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5. Place the flashing over the pipe section(s)
extending through the roof. Secure the base of
the flashing to the roof and framing with roofing nails. Be sure roofing material overlaps the
top edge of the flashing as shown in Figure 19,
page 15. There must be a 1" clearance from
the vent pipe to combustible materials.
6. Continue to add pipe sections until the height
of the vent cap meets the minimum building
code requirements described in Figure 7 on
page 8. Note: You must increase vent height
for steep roof pitches. Nearby trees, adjoining
rooflines, steep pitched roofs and other similar
factors may cause poor draft or down-drafting
in high winds. Increasing the vent height may
solve this problem.
7. Twist-lock the vent cap onto the last section
of vent pipe.
Note: If the vent pipe passes through any occupied
areas above the first floor, including storage spaces
and closets, you must enclose pipe. You may
frame and sheetrock the enclosure with standard
construction material. Make sure and meet the
minimum allowable clearances to combustibles.
Do not fill any of the required air spaces with
insulation.
Vertical Termination Configurations
Figures 21 through 24 show four different configurations for vertical termination.
Venting with Two 90° Elbows
Horizontal (H1) +
Vertical (V)
Horizontal (H2)
5' min.
6' min.
7' min.
8' min.
20' max.
2' max.
4' max.
6' max.
8' max.
8' max.
45° Elbow
Note: Install restrictor
into inner collar of
fireplace as shown.
Figure 21 - Vertical Venting
Configuration Using Two 90° Elbows
with Two Horizontal Runs (Vertical
Round High Wind Termination Shown)
Venting with One 90° Elbow
Vertical (V)
Horizontal (H)
5' min.
6' min.
7' min.
8' min.
20' max.
2' max.
4' max.
6' max.
8' max.
8' max.
45° Elbow
Note: Install restrictor into
inner collar of fireplace as
shown.
Figure 22 - Vertical Venting
Configuration Using One 90° Elbow
(Vertical Round High Wind Termination
Shown)
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Vertical Venting
V = 40' max.
Note: Install
restrictor into
inner collar of
fireplace as
shown.
45° Elbow
45° Elbow
Venting with Two 90° Elbows
Vertical (V1)
Horizontal (H)
5' min.
6' min.
7' min.
8' min.
6' max.
12' max.
18' max.
20' max.
Note: Vertical (V1) + Vertical (V2) = 40' max.
Figure 23 - Vertical Venting
Configuration Using Two 90° Elbows
(Vertical Round High Wind Termination
Shown)
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Note: Install
restrictor into
inner collar of
fireplace as
shown.
Figure 24 - Vertical Venting
Configuration With No Horizontal Run
(Vertical Round High Wind Termination
Shown)
High Altitude Installation
Your DESA direct-vent fireplace has been
tested and approved for elevations from 0-2000
feet (USA) and elevations from 0-4500 feet
(Canada).
When installing this fireplace at an elevation
above 2000 feet (in the USA), you may need to
decrease the input rating by changing the existing
burner orifice to a smaller size. Reduce input 4%
for each 1000 feet above sea level. Check with
your local gas company for proper orifice size
identification.
When installing this fireplace at an elevation
above 4500 feet (in Canada), check with local
authorities.
Consult your local gas company to help determine
the proper orifice for your location.
For assistance with any high altitude installation
contact DESA’s Customer Service Department at
1-866-672-6040.
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parts list for venting kits
and components
DESA (5"/8") Pipe & Vent Kits
Number Description
P58-6
6" Section Double Wall Pipe,
Galvanized
P58-12 12" Section Double Wall Pipe,
Galvanized
P58-24 24" Section Double Wall Pipe,
Galvanized
P58-36 36" Section Double Wall Pipe,
Galvanized
P58-48 48" Section Double Wall Pipe,
Galvanized
PA58-712 Adjustable 7"-12" Section Double
Wall Pipe, Galvanized
E58-45 45° Elbow, Galvanized
E58-90 90° Elbow, Galvanized
VKG-58 Ground Floor Vent Kit, Galvanized
(Includes: 45° Elbow, 7"-12"
Adjustable Pipe, Wall Firestop,
Horizontal Square Termination,
16 Screws)
VKB-58 Basement Vent Kit, Galvanized
(Includes: 45° Elbow, 7"-12"
Adjustable Pipe, Wall Firestop,
Horizontal Square Termination,
4' Pipe, 90° Elbow, 20 Screws)
VKS-58 Snorkel Vent Kit, Galvanized
(Includes: 45° Elbow, 7"-12"
Adjustable Pipe, Wall Firestop,
36" Snorkel Termination, 4' Pipe,
1' Pipe, 90° Elbow, 26 Screws)
VKR-58 Roof Vent Kit, Galvanized
(Includes: 45° Elbow, 7"-12"
Adjustable Pipe, Flue Restrictor,
Vertical High Wind Termination,
2' Pipe, 4' Pipe, Wall Firestop,
Storm Collar, Roof Flashing
[0/12 - 6/12], 26 Screws)
VKC-58 Corner Vent Kit, Galvanized
(Includes 45° Elbow, 7"-12"
Adjustable Pipe, Wall Firestop,
Horizontal Termination, 6" Pipe,
90° Elbow, 18 Screws)
HHTK-58 High Wind Round Horizontal
Termination Kit
(Includes Round Termination,
Wall Firestop, 45° Elbow)
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Number
HHT-58
HTS-58
HTKS-58
VT-58
ST-58-14
ST-58-36
SC-58
WF-58
RF-58-6
RF-58-12
VR-58
S-58
WS-58
CS-58
FP-58
SF-58
RF-58
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High WInd Round Horizontal
Termination Kit, Galvanized
Horizontal Square Termination,
Galvanized
Horizontal Square Termination Kit
(Includes: Square Termination,
Wall Firestop, 45° Elbow)
Vertical Round Termination,
Galvanized
14" Snorkel Termination,
Galvanized
36" Snorkel Termination,
Galvanized
Storm Collar, Galvanized
Wall Firestop, Galvanized
Roof Flashing - 0 to 6/12 Pitch,
Galvanized
Roof Flashing - 6/12 to 12/12 Pitch,
Galvanized
Vertical Restrictor, Galvanized
Vinyl Siding Standoff,
Galvanized
Wall Strap
Cathedral Ceiling Support
Firestop Plate
Stucco Flashing - For use with
HTS-58
Flat Roof Flashing
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Fireplace
Installation
CHECK GAS TYPE
Use proper gas type for the fireplace unit you are
installing. If you have conflicting gas types, do not
install fireplace. See retailer where you purchased
the fireplace for proper fireplace according to your
gas type or to purchase gas conversion kit (see
Accessories, page 35).
Installing optional blower
accessories
NOTICE: If installing blower in
an existing fireplace with gas
connections, shut off gas supply and disconnect heater from
gas supply. Contact a qualified
service person to do this.
WARNING: If there is a duplex electrical outlet installed
in the right side of the bottom
of the fireplace base area, be
sure that the electrical power
to the outlet is turned off before
proceeding with blower installation. Failure to do this may
result in serious injury.
Model BK Installation
Follow all instructions provided in the blower
accessory kit.
1. Attach the power cord to the blower motor by
firmly pushing the two female terminals at the
end of the power cord onto the two spade terminals on the blower motor (see Figure 25).
2. Attach green ground wire from power cord
to blower housing using screw provided (see
Figure 25). Tighten screws securely.
3. Place the blower against the lower rear wall of
the firebox outer wrapper with the exhaust port
directed upward. The blower will fit inside the
back opening and be held in position against
the back wall by the magnets (see Figure 25).
4. Be certain that all wire terminals are securely
attached to terminals on blower motor and
that the screw retaining the green ground
wire is tight.
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5. Mount speed control box to switch bracket
by placing the plastic control shaft forward
through the round opening in the switch
bracket (see Figure 26).
6. While supporting speed control, secure control
shaft with lock nut by pushing and turning
lock nut with pliers clockwise until it is tight
against front panel. Place control knob provided on shaft.
7. Turn on power to duplex outlet if previously
turned off per the warning in column 1.
8. Plug in blower power cord.
a. If your firebox is installed as a freestanding
unit with an accessory mantel, determine
whether the power cord will exit the left
side or the right side of the firebox. Route
power cord through exit hole and plug the
power cord into a wall receptacle near the
firebox.
b. If your firebox installation is recessed
and/or pre-wired, plug the power cord into
the duplex outlet provided. Refer to your
firebox owner’s manual for instructions
on wiring the duplex outlet.
Lower Firebox
Cavity
Side View
Blower Location
Magnetic
Strips
Spade
Terminals
Green
Ground
Wire
Screw
Exhaust Port
Figure 25 - Blower Model BK
Switch Speed Control
Control Shaft
Bracket
Blower
Plug-In
Locknut
Duplex Outlet
(Located underneath
firebox floor against
lower right outside wall)
Control
Knob
Figure 26 - Attaching Speed Control to
Firebox
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CAUTION: Never touch the
blower wheel while in operation.
9. Check to make sure that the power cord is completely clear of the blower wheel and that there
are no other foreign objects in blower wheel.
Turn blower on and check for operation. Turn
blower off by turning knob fully counterclockwise before continuing.
10. Peel off the backing paper and stick the supplied wiring diagram decal on the firebox bottom approximately 12" in front of the blower
(see Figure 27).
5
Bla
ck
Off
Fa Var
n iab
Sw le
itch
On
Bla
Bla
Wh ck
Gre ite
en
ck
110
V.A /11
.C.
Bla
Wh ck
ite
Blo
Mo we
tor
r
3. Place the blower against the lower rear wall of
the firebox outer wrapper with the exhaust port
directed upward and the thermodisc positioned
up near the fireplace bottom. The thermodisc
must be oriented near the fireplace bottom as
shown in Figure 28 in order to sense temperature and properly operate. The blower will be
held in position against the back wall by the
magnets incorporated onto the blower housing
(see Figure 28).
4. Be certain that all wire terminals are securely
attached to terminals on blower motor and thermal switch and that the screw for the thermodisc
bracket and green ground wire is tight.
5. Mount the speed control box against the
mounting plate provided in the lower fireplace
cavity by placing the plastic control shaft
forward through the round hole (see Figure
26, page 19).
6. While supporting speed control, secure control
shaft with lock nut by pushing and turning
lock nut with pliers clockwise until it is tight
against mounting plate. Place control knob
provided on shaft (see Figure 26, page 19).
Power Cord
Wiring Diagram Decal
12" in Front of Blower
Figure 27 - Location of Wiring Diagram
Decal (Model May Vary From Illustration)
Model BKT Installation
Note: When installing the BKT thermostatically-controlled blower, you must first secure the
thermal switch bracket to the blower if it has not
already been factory installed.
1. Place the green ground wire with ring terminal
between the bottom hole on the thermal switch
bracket and the top ear hole on the blower assembly. Insert the phillips screw into all three
pieces and tighten securely (see Figure 28).
2. Connect wire harness and power cord terminals. Connect the blue jumper wire to the
blower motor terminal and the right side terminal of the thermal switch. Connect the black
wire to the left side of the thermal switch and
the white wire to the other remaining blower
motor terminal.
Note: The power cord outer insulation sleeve may
have to be stripped slightly to allow enough wire
length to reach and make all connections. DO NOT
trim excessive length away. Just enable enough to
make all connections securely.
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Thermal
Switch
Bracket
White Wire
Blue Wire
Magnetic
Strips
Air Flow
Direction
Black
Wire
Phillips
Screw Thermal Ring Terminal on
Green Wire
Switch
Air Flow
Direction
Thermodisc
Route BKT Blower
Through This Area
Blower
Magnets
Location
Side View Firebox Bottom
Figure 28 - Blower Model BKT
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Fireplace Location
Continued
7. Check to make sure that the power cord is completely clear of the blower wheel and that there
are no other foreign objects in blower wheel. Also
double check all wire leads and make sure wire
routing is not pinched or in a precarious position.
Correct accordingly.
8. Turn on power to duplex outlet if previously
turned off per the warning in column 1 on
page 19.
9. Plug in blower power cord to duplex outlet.
10. The blower will only run when the speed control
knob is in the ON position and the thermal switch
senses temperature after the fireplace begins to
heat up. The blower speed can be adjusted by
rotating the control knob. To turn off, turn knob
fully counterclockwise until it clicks off. If the
blower is ON and has been running with the
fireplace operating, the blower will continue to
run for a short time after the fireplace has been
turned off. As the thermal switch cools down, the
blower shuts down automatically.
11. Peel off the backing paper and stick the supplied wiring diagram decal on the firebox bottom approximately 12" in front of the blower
(see Figure 27, page 20).
Blower Wiring Diagram
CAUTION: Label all wires
prior to disconnection when
servicing controls. Wiring errors
can cause improper and dangerous operation. Verify proper
operation after servicing.
Variable
Fan Switch
Off
1
2
Fan Switch
(N.O.)
Black
On
110/115
V.A.C.
Blue
Black
White
Green
Blower
Motor
Figure 29 - Blower Wiring Diagram for
Thermostat-Controlled Models
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WARNING: A qualified
service person must connect
fireplace to gas supply. Follow
all local codes.
CAUTION: For propane/LP
units, never connect fireplace directly to the propane/LP supply.
This heater requires an external
regulator (not supplied). Install
the external regulator between
the fireplace and propane/LP
supply.
WARNING: For natural gas,
never connect heater to private
(non-utility) gas wells. This gas
is commonly known as wellhead gas.
Installation Items Needed
Before installing fireplace, make sure you have
the items listed below.
• external regulator (supplied by installer)
• piping (check local codes)
• sealant (resistant to propane/LP gas)
• equipment shutoff valve *
• test gauge connection *
• sediment trap
• tee joint
• pipe wrench
• approved flexible gas line with gas connector
(if allowed by local codes)
* A CSA design-certified equipment shutoff
valve with 1/8" NPT tap is an acceptable alternative to test gauge connection. Purchase the CSA
design-certified equipment shutoff valve from
your retailer.
For propane/LP connection only, 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, fireplace regulator damage could occur. Install external regulator with
the vent pointing down as shown in Figure 30,
page 22. Pointing the vent down protects it from
freezing rain or sleet.
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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
1/2" diameter or greater to allow
proper gas volume to fireplace.
If pipe is too small, undue loss
of volume will occur.
Installation must include an equipment 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 fireplace (see
Figure 31).
IMPORTANT: Install main gas valve (equipment
shutoff valve) in an accessible location. The main
gas valve is for turning on or shutting off the gas
to the appliance.
Check your building codes for any special requirements for locating equipment shutoff valve
to fireplaces.
Apply pipe joint sealant lightly to male NPT
threads. This will prevent excess sealant from
going into pipe. Excess sealant in pipe could result
in clogged fireplace valves.
WARNING: Use pipe joint
sealant that is resistant to liquid
petroleum (LP) gas.
Propane/LP
Supply Tank
External
Regulator
Vent
Pointing
Down
We recommend that you install a sediment trap/
drip leg in supply line as shown in Figure 31. Locate sediment trap/drip leg where it is within reach
for cleaning. Install in piping system between fuel
supply and fireplace. Locate sediment trap/drip leg
where trapped matter is not likely to freeze. A sediment trap traps moisture and contaminants. This
keeps them from going into fireplace gas controls.
If sediment trap/drip leg is not installed or is installed wrong, fireplace may not run properly.
CSA Design-Certified
Equipment Shutoff Valve
with 1/8" NPT Tap*
Natural - From
Gas Meter (5.5"
W.C. to 10.5" W.C.
Pressure)
Propane/LP From
Approved
External Regulator
Flexible
(11" W.C. to 14"
Gas Line
W.C. Pressure)
3" Minimum
Cap
Pipe Tee Joint
Nipple
Sediment Trap/
Drip Leg
Figure 31 - Gas Connection
* The CSA design-certified equipment shutoff
valve may be supplied with the appliance or you
can purchase it from your retailer.
CONNECTING FIREPLACE TO GAS
SUPPLY
Installation Items Needed
• 5/16" hex socket wrench or nut-driver
• sealant (resistant to propane/LP gas, not
provided)
1. Open lower louver door panel by gently pulling forward.
2. Route flexible gas line (provided by installer)
from equipment shutoff valve to fireplace.
Route flexible gas supply line through one of
the access holes on side of fireplace.
3. Attach flexible gas line from gas supply to
control valve (see Figure 32, page 23).
4. Check all gas connections for leaks. See
Checking Gas Connections, page 23.
Figure 30 - External Regulator with Vent
Pointing Down (Propane/LP Only)
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Equipment
Shutoff
Valve
1/2" NPT
Incoming
Gas Line
Flexible
Gas Line
Do NOT
Kink
Red Surface
Indicates For
Propane/LP Use
Only
Inlet
Pressure
Tap
Outlet
Pressure
Tap
Note: Wire Connections Not Shown for Clarity
Figure 32 - Connecting Flexible Gas Line
to Electronic Valve
CHECKING GAS CONNECTIONS
WARNING: Test all gas piping
and connections , internal and
external to unit, for leaks after
installing or servicing. Correct
all leaks at once.
4. Check all joints of gas supply piping system.
Apply noncorrosive leak detection fluid to all
joints. Bubbles forming show a leak. Correct
all leaks at once.
5. Reconnect fireplace and equipment shutoff
valve to gas supply. Check reconnected fittings
for leaks.
Test Pressures Equal To or Less Than
1/2 PSIG (3.5 kPa)
1. Close equipment shutoff valve (see Figure 33).
2. Pressurize supply piping system by either
opening propane/LP supply tank valve for
propane/LP gas fireplace or opening main gas
valve located on or near gas meter for natural
gas fireplace or using compressed air.
3. Check all joints from propane/LP supply tank
or gas meter to equipment shutoff valve (see
Figure 34 or Figure 35). Apply noncorrosive
leak detection fluid to all joints. Bubbles
forming show a leak. Correct all leaks at
once.
Equipment
Shutoff Valve
Open
Closed
Figure 33 - Equipment Shutoff Valve
WARNING: Never use an open
flame to check for a leak. Apply
noncorrosive leak detection fluid
to all joints. Bubbles forming show
a leak. Correct all leaks at once.
Propane/LP
Supply Tank
Equipment Shutoff Valve
Pressure Testing Gas Supply
Piping System
Test Pressures In Excess Of 1/2 PSIG
(3.5 kPa)
1. Disconnect fireplace and its individual equipment shutoff valve from gas supply piping
system. Pressures in excess of 1/2 psig (3.5 kPa)
will damage fireplace gas regulator.
2. Cap off open end of gas pipe where equipment
shutoff valve was connected.
3. Pressurize supply piping system by either
opening propane/LP supply tank valve for
propane/LP gas fireplace or opening main gas
valve located on or near gas meter for natural
gas fireplace or using compressed air.
Gas Valve
Figure 34 - Checking Gas Joints for
Propane/LP Gas Fireplace
Equipment
Shutoff Valve
Gas
Meter
Gas Valve
Figure 35 - Checking Gas Joints for
Natural Gas Fireplace
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Pressure Testing Fireplace Gas
Connections
1. Open equipment shutoff valve (see Figure 33,
page 23).
2. Open propane/LP supply tank valve for
propane/LP fireplace or main gas valve
located on or near gas meter for natural gas
fireplace.
3. Make sure control knob of fireplace is in the
OFF position.
4. Check all joints from equipment shutoff valve
to gas valve (see Figure 34 or Figure 35).
Apply noncorrosive leak detection fluid to all
joints. Bubbles forming show a leak. Correct
all leaks at once.
5. Light fireplace (see Operating Fireplace, page
28). Check all other internal joints for leaks.
6. Turn off fireplace (see To Turn Off Gas to Appliance, page 28).
Removing/Replacing Glass
Door
CAUTION: Do not operate
this fireplace with a broken glass
door panel or without the glass
door panel securely in place.
For replacement part information see Replacement Parts,
page 34.
CAUTION: Wear gloves and
safety glasses while handling
or removing broken glass. Do
not remove if glass is hot. Keep
children and pets away from
glass.
Removing Louver Panels
Remove the top and bottom louver panels by simultaneously pulling both top end spring latches
towards the center of the appliance until they are
disengaged from the locating holes (see Figure 36).
Repeat for bottom spring latches and pull the louvers outward. To install or replace items removed,
simply reverse the procedures above.
Louver
Panel
Spring
Latch
Figure 36 - Removing Louver Panel
Removing Glass Door
If replacement of glass is necessary, the entire
assembly, glass and frame, must be replaced. If
glass is broken, wear gloves and tape the remaining
fragments onto the frame.
1. Remove screen assembly by pushing the rod
either left or right and then down and forward
to remove screen/rod assembly from the firebox. Set assembly aside.
2. Lift up on latches to unlock. There are two on
top of firebox and two below firebox that hold
glass door in place (see Figure 37).
3. While holding glass door to prevent it from
falling and causing injury, remove the five
screws from the hinge located on the left side
of door frame assembly (see Figure 37).
Unlock
Lock
Latch
Screw
WARNING: If fireplace has
been running, turn off and unplug fireplace. Let cool before removing glass door or louvers.
Hinge
Glass Frame
Assembly
Figure 37 - Removing/Replacing Glass
Door
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3. Close glass door, lock door latches, replace
screen and close louvers (see Removing Glass
Door, steps 5 through 7).
Continued
4. Remount the new frame at the hinge with five
new screws before closing door. This will
ensure seating of the gasket.
5. Close glass door frame. Lock latches by placing
the bar under the tab on door and pushing down
and back on latch (see Figure 37, page 24).
6. Replace screen/rod assembly by reversing
step 1.
7. Replace louvers by reversing procedure
under Removing Louver Panels, page 24.
WARNING: The glass door
must be securely in place before
running this fireplace. Do not run
this fireplace if glass is missing
or broken.
Plenum
Cleaning Glass Door
See Cleaning and Maintenance on page 30.
Installing lava rock and
glowing embers
It is very important to keep logs exactly as
installed. Do not modify logs. Only use log set
designed for this fireplace. Logs under log/grate
assembly are attached to burner. Do not attempt to
move these logs as this will damage logs.
WARNING: Logs are unitized
and attached to the grate. Do not
handle log/grate assembly by
logs. Always pick up by grate.
Open louvers, remove screen, unlock door latches
and open glass door. See Removing Glass Door,
steps 1 and 2, page 24.
1. Pull ember material apart into pieces no larger
than a dime. Place these pieces loosely and sparingly directly onto the exposed front section of
the burner (see Figure 38). This will create
the glowing ember appearance as the flame
touches the ember material. Do not block air
slots by using too much ember material in one
area. It is not necessary to use all of the ember
material provided.
2. Pour lava rock onto plenum but not onto flat
burner. It is not necessary to use all of the lava
rock provided.
NOTICE: Do not put lava rock on
burner or under burner. Placing
lava rock on burner will cause
performance problems.
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Figure 38 - Placing Ember Material on
Burner
Installing Brick liner Models
BL36DA(SA) and BL36DHA(SA)
WARNING: If fireplace has
been running, turn off unit. Let
cool before installing brick liner.
You may purchase brick liner from your local
retailer or see Accessories, page 35.
CAUTION: Always handle
brick panels with two hands.
Do not force brick panels into
place. Excessive force will break
brick panels.
1. Remove top and bottom louvers to allow access to door latches.
2. Unlock door latches and open glass door. See
Removing Glass Door, steps 1 and 2, page 24.
3. Carefully remove lava rock and ember material. Remove log/grate assembly by unscrewing grate from plenum. The two logs under the
grate are attached to burner. DO NOT attempt
to remove.
4. Remove screws that attach plenum to burner
to remove plenum.
5. Remove three screws from deflector shield
on the inside top of firebox. Set shield and
screws aside.
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WALL SWITCH INSTALLATION
Continued
6. Install rear brick panel first. Rest bottom edge
of panel on back edge of burner assembly (see
Figure 39).
7. Install left side brick panel by sliding it between the burner assembly and the side of the
firebox (see Figure 39).
8. Install the right brick panel using the same
method described in step 6 for left brick
panel.
9. Replace deflector shield using screws removed
in step 4.
10. Using scews removed in step 4, replace plenum and attach to burner.
11. Using screws removed in step 3, replace
log/grate assembly. Be careful when replacing log/grate assembly not to chip logs on
burner.
12. Install lava rock and glowing embers. See
Installing Lava Rock and Glowing Embers,
page 25.
13. Close glass door and lock latches on top and
bottom of door and replace screen. See Removing Glass Door, steps 5 and 6, page 25.
14. Close top and bottom louvers.
Left Side Brick
Panel
The installation of a wall switch allows you to activate the gas control valve and turn the fireplace
on and off. The wall switch is to be connected to
the incoming 120 volt regular household wiring
that supplies the electricity to the fireplace.
optional Remote control
INSTALLATION (model WRC)
Note: If using optional wireless hand-held remote
control, the wall switch must be in the ON position
to be operational. The remote control then becomes
the switching mechanism for fireplace operation.
1. Open lower louver panel.
2. The WRC model receiver does not require a
battery. The receiver can be installed by first
plugging the short extension cord into the
fireplace receptacle. Then plug the receiver
unit into the extension cord. Finally plug the
ignition module plug into the receiver unit (see
Figure 40).
3. Activate the remote handset battery by
removing the insulating tab on the back of
the handset (see Figure 41). The battery is
included pre-installed.
4. Once the battery is activated the unit is ready
to use.
5. Close lower louver panel.
Fireplace
Receptacle
Remote
Control
Receiver
Extension Cord
Ignition
Module Plug
Figure 40 - Installing the WRC Remote
Receiver
Battery Cover
12 Volt Battery
Rear Brick
Panel
Figure 39 - Installing Rear Brick Panel
Back of
Handset
Pull to Remove
Insulation Tab
Figure 41 - Installing Battery into Back of
Handset
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Wiring Diagram
PILOT
IGNITOR LEAD
ORANGE
BLUE
E6
E4
E3
E2
WHITE
120V AC
E8
TRANSFORMER
24V AC
EV1
SYNETEK CONTROLS INC
IS1070B
E12
BLACK
GROUND
EV2
RED
GREEN
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Operating Fireplace
for your safety
Read before lighting
WARNING: If you do not follow these instructions exactly,
a fire or explosion may result
causing property damage, personal injury or loss of life.
A. This appliance has a pilot which must be
lighted by hand. When lighting the pilot,
follow these instructions exactly.
B. BEFORE LIGHTING smell all around the
appliance area for gas. Be sure to smell next
to the floor because some gas is heavier than
air and will settle on the floor.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS
•Do not try to light any appliance.
•Do not touch any 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.
C. 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
6. Wait five (5) 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 in cloumn 1. If you don't
smell gas, go to the next step.
7. Turn the equipment shutoff valve counterclockwise
to the ON position. Do not
force.
8. Close lower louver panel.
9. Turn on all electric power to the appliance.
10. Turn the wall switch to the ON position.
11. Visually locate the pilot. The ignitor should
begin to spark and the main burner should
ignite once flame appears at pilot.
•If lighting the appliance for the first time
each season, it may take several attempts
before the supply gas can reach the pilot
and main burners.
•If the appliance will not stay lit after several
attempts, follow the instructions under To
Turn Off Gas To Appliance and call your
service technician or gas supplier.
Equipment Pilot Adjustment Screw
Shutoff Valve
Figure 42 - Turning Equipment Shutoff
Valve to the OFF Position
Ignitor
NOTICE: During initial operation
of new heater, burning logs will
give off a paper-burning smell.
Orange flame will also be present. Open damper or window to
vent smell. This will only last a
few hours.
1. STOP! Read the safety information
above.
2. Turn off all electric power to the fireplace.
3. Turn wall switch to the OFF position.
4. Open lower louver panel.
5. Turn equipment shutoff valve clockwise
to the OFF position (see Figure 42).
Do not force.
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Sensing
Rod
Pilot
Burner
Figure 43 - Pilot
TO TURN OFF GAS
TO APPLIANCE
1. Turn off the wall switch.
2. Turn off all electric power to the appliance
if service is to be performed.
3. Open lower louver panel.
4. Remove front hearth brick and control
access panel.
5. Turn equipment shutoff valve clockwise
to OFF. Do not force.
6. Close lower louver panel.
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Continued
OPTIONAL REMOTE
OPERATION
Note: The WRC receiver and hand-held remote control kit must be purchased separately
(see Accessories, page 35). Follow installation
instructions on page 26.
1. Turn equipment shutoff valve to ON position.
You can now turn the burner on and off with
the hand-held remote control unit.
IMPORTANT: Be sure to press the ON/OFF
buttons on the hand-held remote control
unit for up to 3 seconds to assure proper
operation.
The flame must envelope 1/4" of top of the ignitor/
sensor and grounding stem.
If your pilot assembly does not meet these requirements:
• Turn the adjustment screw marked PILOT
clockwise to decrease or counterclockwise to
increase the flame to proper size (see Figure 42,
page 28). Do not remove the adjustment screw.
• see Troubleshooting, page 31
Pilot
Burner
Sensing
Rod
Ignitor/
Sensor
2. Press the ON/OFF button to turn the
burner on and off.
operating optional
blower accessory
Locate the blower controls by opening the lower
louver panel on the fireplace. Blower controls
are located on the left side of the switch bracket
to the right just inside the louver panel.
The BK manual blower and the BKT thermostatically-controlled blower have an ON setting
and an OFF setting. The blower will only run
when the switch is in the ON position. In the
OFF position, the blower will not operate.
Note for BKT Only: If you are using BKT
blower with optional thermostat (wall mounted
or remote control) for the fireplace, your fireplace and blower will not turn on and off at the
same time. The fireplace may run for several
minutes before the blower turns on. After the
heater modulates to the pilot position, the blower will continue to run. The blower will shut off
after the firebox temperature decreases.
The blower helps distribute heated air from
the fireplace. Periodically check the louvers of
the firebox and remove any dust, dirt or other
obstructions that will hinder the flow of air.
Figure 44 - Correct Pilot Flame Pattern
BURNER FLAME PATTERN
Burner flames will be steady; not lifting or floating.
Flame patterns will be different from unit to unit
and will vary depending on installation type and
weather conditions.
If the vent configuration is installed incorrectly,
the flames will lift or "ghost". This can be dangerous. Inspect the flames after installation to ensure
proper installation and performance.
Figure 45 shows a typical flame pattern.
If burner flame pattern differs from that described:
• turn fireplace off (see To Turn Off Gas to Appliance, page 28)
• see Troubleshooting, page 31
Inspecting Burners
Check pilot flame pattern and burner flame patterns often.
Figure 45 - Typical Flame Pattern
PILOT Assembly
The pilot assembly is factory preset for the proper
flame. Alterations may have occurred during shipping and handling. The pilot is located on the left
hand side of the burner.
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Cleaning and
Maintenance
WARNING: Turn off fireplace
and let cool before cleaning.
CAUTION: You must keep control areas, burners and circulating
air passageways of fireplace clean.
Inspect these areas of fireplace
before each use. Have fireplace
inspected yearly by a qualified
service person. Fireplace may
need more frequent cleaning due
to excessive lint from carpeting,
bedding material, pet hair, etc.
GLASS DOOR
WARNING: Handle glass door
panel with care. Do not strike, slam
or otherwise abuse glass. Do not
operate fireplace with the glass
door unlatched, removed, cracked
or broken.
WARNING: Do not use abrasive cleaners as this may damage
glass. Use a nonabrasive household glass cleaner to clean glass.
Do not clean glass when hot.
Glass must be cleaned periodically. During start-up
it is normal for condensation to form on the inside
of the glass causing lint, dust and other airborne
particles to cling to the glass surface. During initial
start-up a slight film may form on the glass due to
paint curing. The glass should be cleaned several
times with a non-ammonia, nonabrasive household
cleaner and warm water after the first two weeks of
operation. Thereafter, clean the glass two or three
times during each heating season, depending on the
usage and circumstances present. Refer to Removing/Replacing Glass Door, page 24 of this manual
when removing glass door for cleaning.
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WARNING: Only parts supplied by the manufacturer should
be used when replacing broken
or damaged glass door panel
(see Replacement Parts, page
34). This glass door panel is
a complete unit. No substitute
materials may be used.
CAUTION: Wear gloves and
safety glasses while handling or
removing broken glass. Do not remove if glass is hot. Keep children
and pets away from glass.
If glass has been broken, carefully remove glass
door (see Removing/Replacing Glass Door, page
24). Vacuum all glass pieces with a shop vac.
CAUTION: Do not vacuum if
pieces are hot.
Use only the tempered glass door replacement
intended for this fireplace (see Replacement Parts,
page 34 for detail on ordering). No substitutions
may be made. See Removing/Replacing Glass Door,
page 24 for instructions for replacing glass door.
WARNING: Do not operate fireplace with the glass door unlatched,
removed, cracked or broken.
pilot and burners
• Remove ember material before cleaning burners
and replace when cleaning is complete.
• Burner and controls should be cleaned with
compressed air to remove dust, dirt or lint.
• Use a vacuum cleaner or small, soft bristled
brush to remove excess dust, dirt or lint.
logs
• If you remove logs for cleaning, refer to Installing Lava Rock and Glowing Embers, page 25,
to properly replace logs.
• Use a vacuum cleaner to remove any carbon
buildup on logs.
• Replace log(s) if broken. See Replacement
Parts on page 34.
• Replace ember material periodically as needed.
See Replacement Parts on page 34.
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Maintenance
Continued
venting system
Conduct annual inspection of the venting system
following these guidelines:
1. Check areas of venting system that are exposed to the weather for corrosion (rust spots
or streaks and, in extreme cases, holes). Have
these items replaced immediately by a qualified service person.
2. Remove the vent cap and shine a flashlight
into the vent. Remove any foreign material.
3. Check for evidence of excessive condensation.
Continuous condensation can cause corrosion
of caps, pipes and fittings and can be caused
by having excessive lateral runs, too many
elbows or exterior portions of the system being
exposed to cold weather.
4. Inspect joints to verify that no pipe section or fitting
has been disturbed and loosened. Check mechanical supports such as wall straps for rigidity.
Troubleshooting
WARNING: Turn off heater and let cool before servicing. Only a
qualified service person should service and repair heater.
CAUTION: Never use a wire, needle or similar object to clean
pilot. This can damage pilot unit.
Note: Before troubleshooting the system, make sure the gas shutoff valve is ON.
The two most common causes of a malfunctioning gas appliance are:
1. Loose wiring connections
2. Construction debris clogging the pilot and/or gas control valve filter
OBSERVED PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSE
Ignitor will not spark or pilot
will not light
1. No gas supply or shutoff 1. Check to see if you have gas
valve is OFF
supply and that equipment
shutoff valve is opened
2. Air in gas line
2. Repeat lighting procedure
several times to purge all air
out of lines. If after repeated
attempts appliance does not
light, call for qualified service
and repair
3. Construction debris clogging 3. Remove debris and dirt, inpilot orifice
spect and clean any other
possible obstructions
4. Low gas pressure
4. Contact your gas supplier to
check pressure
5. Kinked pilot line
5. Have a qualified technician
replace pilot line
6. Control valve is not opening 6. Replace control valve (Refer to
Replacement Parts, page 34)
7. No power to unit or the igni- 7. Check that main power is
tion module or power transon and that all wire connecformer is bad
tions are made correctly to
the ignition model (see Wiring
Diagram, page 27). Check for
24 VAC at the secondary side
of the transformer. If 24 VAC
is present and the module does
not operate, have the module
replaced otherwise have the
transformer replaced
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Continued
OBSERVED PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSE
Pilot will not stay lit
1. Loose wiring on ignitor wire 1. Check wiring connection.
to ignition module and/or
Refer to wiring diagram (see
poor ground to ignition modWiring Diagram, page 27)
ule
and/or check ground wire to
ignition module
2. Pilot flame too low to sense 2. Clean and adjust pilot burner
and check gas supply and inlet
pressure to unit
Note: Have a qualified technician replace pilot assembly if
broken or corroded
REMEDY
No gas to burner, although wall 1. Wall switch wires defective 1. Check electrical connections
switch and valve are set to the
or too long
ON position
Frequent pilot outage
1. Pilot flame may be too low, 1. Clean and adjust pilot flame for
causing safety pilot to “drop
maximum flame impingement
out”
on thermopile
2. Improper venting or excessive 2. Have the vent system inspectblockage
ed, including the termination
cap. Remove any restriction
or obstruction
Fireplace produces a clicking/tick- 1. Metal expanding while heating 1. This is normal with most
ing noise just after burner is lit
or contracting while cooling
fireplaces. If noise is excesor shut off
sive, contact qualified service
person
Slight smoke or odor during initial 1. Residues from manufacturing 1. Problem will stop after a few
operation
processes and logs curing
hours of operation
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Continued
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.
OBSERVED PROBLEM POSSIBLE CAUSE
REMEDY
Gas odor even when control 1. Gas leak. See Warning 1. Locate and correct all leaks (see
knob is in OFF position
statement at top of
Checking Gas Connections,
page
page 23)
2. Control valve defective
2. Replace control valve
Gas odor during combustion
1. Foreign matter between 1. Take apart gas tubing and remove
control valve and burner
foreign matter
2. Gas leak. See Warning 2. Locate and correct all leaks (see
statement at top of
Checking Gas Connections,
page
page 23)
Glass soots
1. Debris around burner air 1. Inspect the opening at the base of
mixer
the burner by removing log/grate
assembly to see that it is NOT
packed with any type of material
[see Installing Brick Liner Models
BL36DA(SA) and BL36DHA(SA),
page 25] for log/grate removal
2. Improper vent configuration. 2. Check vent configuration specification (see Venting Installation
Instructions, page 9)
Dark residue on logs or inside 1. Air holes at burner inlet 1. Clean out air holes at burner inlets.
of fireplace
blocked
Periodically repeat as needed
2. Burner flame holes blocked 2. Remove blockage
3. Improper venting or exces- 3. Have the vent system inspected,
sive blockage
including the termination cap.
Remove any restrictions or obstruction
4. Excessive amounts of em- 4. Clear excess embers until a minibers and pan material
mum gap of 1/2" remains under the
grate
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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 retailers of this product. If
they can not supply original replacement part(s),
call DESA’s Customer Service Department at
1-866-672-6040.
When calling DESA, have ready
• your name
• your address
• model and serial numbers of your fireplace
• how fireplace was malfunctioning
• type of gas used (propane/LP or natural gas)
• purchase date
Usually, we will ask you to return the part to the
factory.
Parts Not Under Warranty
Contact authorized retailers of this product. If
they can not supply original replacement part(s),
call DESA at 1-866-672-6040 for referral information.
When calling DESA, have ready
• model number of your fireplace
• the replacement part number
Service Hints
Technical Service
You may have further questions about installation,
operation or troubleshooting. If so, contact DESA’s
Customer 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 service web site at
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Specifications
VC36NE and VVC36NE
• Rating: 22,400/32,000 Btu/hr
• Gas Type: Natural Gas Only
• Ignition: Electronic
• Manifold Pressure: 3.5" w.c.
• Minimum Inlet Supply Pressure: 5.5" w.c.
• Firebox Dimensions (HxWxD) [Flanges and
Standoffs Not Included in Measurement]:
36" x 41" x 21 1/8" (914 x 1041 x 537 mm)
VC36PE and VVC36PE
• Rating: 20,000/28,000 Btu/hr
• Gas Type: Propane/LP Gas Only
• Ignition: Electronic
• Manifold Pressure: 10.0" w.c.
• Minimum Inlet Supply Pressure: 11.0" w.c.
• Firebox Dimensions (HxWxD) [Flanges and
Standoffs Not Included in Measurement]:
36" x 41" x 21 1/8" (914 x 1041 x 537 mm)
When Gas Pressure Is Too Low
• pilot will not stay lit
• burners will have delayed ignition
• fireplace will not produce specified heat
• propane/LP gas supply might be low (propane/
LP units only)
You may feel your gas pressure is too low. If so,
contact your local gas supplier.
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Accessories
Perimeter Trim kit
Notice: All accessories may
not be available for all fireplace
models.
Purchase these fireplace accessories from your local
retailer. If they can not supply these accessories,
call DESA’s Sales Department at 1-866-672-6040
for information. You can also write to the address
listed on the back page of this manual.
(Not Shown)
PT36 - Black
PT36B - Brushed Brass
PT36P - Platinum
PT36PB - Polished Brass
Brick Liner kit
(Not Shown)
BL36DA - Textured Refractory
BL36DSA - Standard Refractory
BL36DHA - Textured Refractory Herringbone
BL36DHSA - Standard Refractory Herringbone
This brick liner adds a touch of style to your directvent fireplace. Complete installation and operation
instructions included in this manual.
Manual blower Kit - BK
Manual variable control blower accessory provides
better heat distribution. Complete installation and
operation instructions included in this manual.
Flexible gas Line connector
GA5081 (Not Shown)
For all models.
Propane/natural gas
conversion kit
(Not Shown)
PCDE-36TC - Propane/LP Gas
NCDE-36TC - Natural Gas
Face/Louver Panel kit
(Not Shown)
RLD36 - Rolled Louver, Black
FPD36 - Filigree, Black
FPD36B - Filigree, Brushed Brass
FPD36P - Filigree, Platinum
FPD36PB - Filigree, Polished Brass
Thermostaticallycontrolled blower kit - BKT
Provides better heat distribution. Blower turns
off and on automatically, as needed. Complete
installation and operation instructions included
in this manual.
REMOTE CONTROL KIT - WRC
Series (Not Shown)
Standard ON/OFF electronic remote control kit.
rolled Louver trim kit
(Not Shown)
LT36B - Brushed Brass
LT36P - Platinum
LT36PB - Polished Brass
Deflection hoods
(Not Shown)
HD36 - Black (2" Brow)
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Illustrated Parts Breakdown
Models VC36NE, VVC36NE, VC36PE and VVC36PE series
10
24
6
7
8
12
1
9
11
4
13
22
20
14
23
21
19
15
2
16
18
17
3
5
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PARTS LIST
Models VC36NE, VVC36NE, VC36PE and VVC36PE series
This list contains replaceable parts used in your fireplace. When ordering parts, follow the instructions
listed under Replacement Parts on page 34 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
**
**
108010-01
108011-01
108011-02
**
**
**
109082-01
116215-01
116338-01
116339-01
See Below
See Below
See Below
108719-01
12105
11418
14123
21171
24353
24460
116209-03
116209-04
116375-01
Firebox Assembly
Face Weldment
Door Assembly
Top Louver Assembly
Bottom Louver Assembly
Fireplace Top
Fireplace Top Insulation
Fireplace Surround
Heat Shield
Log Set with Grate Assembly
Right Burner Log
Left Burner Log
Left Refractory Brick Panel
Rear Refractory Brick Panel
Right Refractory Brick Panel
Screen Rod
Screen
Push-On Nut
Strain Relief
Gas Knock-Out Cover
Handy Box Assembly
Gas Conduit Assembly
Burner Assembly (Natural Gas) (See page 38)
Burner Assembly (Propane/LP Gas) (See page 38)
Plenum
25487
27253
55240
110986-01
Lava Rock/Bag Assy
Notice Label
Vent Label
Air Baffle (Natural Gas Only)
24
QTY.
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
2
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
PARTS AVAILABLE - NOT SHOWN
1
1
1
1
** Not a field replacement part
REFRACTORY BRICK PANELS
VC36NBE
VC36PBE
VVC36NBE
VVC36PBE
VC36NHE
VC36PHE
VVC36NHE
VVC36PHE
DESCRIPTION
110989-02
110991-02
110990-02
110989-01
110991-01
110990-01
111215-02
111217-02
111216-02
111215-01
111217-01
111216-01
Left Refractory Brick Panel
Rear Refractory Brick Panel
Right Refractory Brick Panel
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QTY
1
1
1
37
illustrated parts breakdown
burner assembly for Models VC36NE, VC36PE, VVC36NE and
VVC36PE
12
1
2
7
15
10
20
3
19
18
17
12
13
4
5
9
17
18
14
21
12
11
6
14
23
22
16
8
26
24
25
33
32
28
31
38
30
27
29
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PARTS LIST
burner assembly for Models VC36NE, VC36PE, VVC36NE and
VVC36PE
This list contains replaceable parts used in your fireplace. When ordering parts, follow the instructions
listed under Replacement Parts on page 34 of this manual.
KEY
NO. PART NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
**
**
**
26808
11107
**
11102
116344-01
111288-02
108866-01
108866-02
14569
14570
11165
111913-01
14396
116345-01
26827
11226
11214
14296
24873
25238
11186
110286-01
11147
14129
116659-01
108863-01
14149
14126
14134
14120
17223
23416
11201
DESCRIPTION
Burner Pan Assembly
Base Grate
Bottom Firebox Base
Valve Bracket
Screw, #10-32 x 1/4 Zinc
Firebox Bottom
Screw, #8-32 x 3/8 Zinc
Aluminum Tubing Assembly
Flex Gas Line
Elec. Pilot Assembly (Natural)
Elec. Pilot Assembly (Propane/LP)
Elec. Valve Assembly (Natural)
Elec. Valve Assembly (Propane/LP)
Screw #10 x 5/8 Zinc
Burner Base Gasket
Brass Fitting
Pilot Bracket
Switch Bracket
Flat Washer, 7/8" ID x 1 1/4" OD
Bulkhead Fitting with Washer
Elbow, 3/8"
Gas Orifice #36 Natural
Gas Orifice #52 Propane/LP
Screw, #8 x 32 x 1 Zinc
Ignition Module
Screw, 10-24 x 1/2 BLK
Transformer, 24 V Class 2
Crimp-on Terminal Ring
24" Supply Connect Plug
Spade 1/4 F RT. Angle
16 GA Green Wire
18 GA Black Wire
Spade 1/4 Female Connector
Magnet
Electronic Components Board
Nut, 8-32 Hex Zinc
QTY.
1
1
1
1
4
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
2
1
2
1
1
1
4
1
5
4
2
1
4
** Not a field replaceable part
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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
DIRECT-VENT FIREPLACE
DESA warrants this product to be free from defects in materials and components for two (2) 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 Sale or cancelled check must
be presented.
This warranty is extended only to the original retail purchaser. This warranty covers the cost of part(s) required to
restore this heater to proper operating condition and an allowance for labor when provided by a DESA Authorized
Service Center. Warranty part(s) MUST be obtained through authorized retailers of this product and/or DESA 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 or defects caused by
improper installation. Travel, diagnostic cost, labor, transportation and any and all such other costs related to
repairing a defective heater will be 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 (2)
YEARS ON ALL COMPONENTS FROM THE DATE OF FIRST PURCHASE; AND DESA’S LIABILITY IS
HEREBY LIMITED TO THE PURCHASE PRICE OF THE PRODUCT AND DESA SHALL NOT BE LIABLE
FOR ANY OTHER DAMAGES WHATSOEVER INCLUDING INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.
Some states do not allow a limitation on how long an implied warranty lasts or an exclusion or limitation of
incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation on implied warranties or exclusion or limitation on
damages may not apply to you.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights that vary from state to state.
For information about this warranty write:
2701 Industrial Drive
P.O. Box 90004
Bowling Green, KY 42102-9004
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116235 01
NOT A UPC
116235-01
Rev. G
03/06
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