Empire Comfort Systems DVP42FP3(0,1,2,3)(N,P)

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
AND
OWNER’S MANUAL
The Tahoe Direct Vent Zero Clearance
Gas Fireplace Heater
DIRECT VENT
GAS FIREPLACE HEATER
MODEL SERIES
MILLIVOLT STANDING PILOT
DVP42FP3(0,1,2,3)(N,P)-1
DVP48FP3(0,1,2,3)(N,P)-1
INTERMITTENT PILOT
DVP42FP7(0,1,2,3)(N,P)-1
DVP48FP7(0,1,2,3)(N,P)-1
REMOTE RF MODELS
DVP42FP9(1,3)(N,P)-1
DVP48FP9(1,3)(N,P)-1
GAS-FIRED
Installer: Leave these instructions with the
consumer.
Consumer: Retain these instructions for future
use.
EFFECTIVE DATE
JULY 2006
UL FILE NO. MH30033
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
neighbors 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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This appliance may be installed in an aftermarket,
permanently located, manufactured home (USA only)
or mobile home, where not prohibited by state or 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.
WARNING: If not installed, operated and maintained
in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions,
this product could expose you to substances in fuel or
from fuel combustion which can cause death or serious illness.
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MAIN TITLE
Section
Page
Important Safety Information ......................................................................................................... 3
Safety Information for Users of LP Gas ......................................................................................... 4
Requirements for Massachusetts .................................................................................................... 5
Introduction ................................................................................................................................... 6
Specifications ................................................................................................................................. 7
Fireplace Dimensions ..................................................................................................................... 7
Clearances ...................................................................................................................................... 8
Locating Fireplace .......................................................................................................................... 8
Gas Supply ..................................................................................................................................... 9
Rear Vent Conversion/Vent Systems ............................................................................................ 10
Installation ..............................................................................................................................11-14
Venting Fireplace-Top Vent .....................................................................................................15-18
Venting Fireplace-Rear Vent ...................................................................................................19-20
Termination Clearances ................................................................................................................ 21
Vent Clearances ............................................................................................................................ 22
Vent System Identification ........................................................................................................... 23
Framing and Finishing ............................................................................................................24-25
Horizontal Termination ................................................................................................................ 25
DVVK-5F Flex Vent .................................................................................................................... 26
Vertical Termination ...............................................................................................................27-28
Log Placement ............................................................................................................................. 29
Operating Instructions .............................................................................................................30-31
Wiring Diagram-Standing Pilot.................................................................................................... 32
Lighting Instructions-Standing Pilot ............................................................................................ 33
Troubleshooting-Standing Pilot ................................................................................................... 34
Intermittent Pilot Operating Instructions...................................................................................... 35
Intermittent Pilot Wiring Instructions .......................................................................................... 35
Intermittent Pilot Lighting Instruction ......................................................................................... 36
Intermittent Pilot Troubleshooting ..........................................................................................37-40
RF Standing Pilot Operating Instructions .................................................................................... 41
RF Transmitter Functions ............................................................................................................. 42
RF Wiring Diagram ...................................................................................................................... 43
RF Standing Pilot Lighting Instructions....................................................................................... 44
Maintenance and Service ............................................................................................................. 45
Parts View .................................................................................................................................... 46
Parts List..................................................................................................................................47-48
FBB4 Optional Variable Speed Blower Installation ...............................................................49-50
Junction Box Wiring Installation Instruction ............................................................................... 51
Optional Brick Liner Installation Instruction ............................................................................... 51
Accessories ................................................................................................................................... 52
How To Order Repair Parts .......................................................................................................... 53
Service Notes...........................................................................................................................53-56
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
Before enclosing the vent pipe assembly, operate the appliance to ensure it is venting properly.
DO NOT OPERATE THIS APPLIANCE WITHOUT GLASS FRONT PANEL INSTALLED
•
If this appliance is installed directly on carpeting, tile
or other combustible material other than wood flooring
the appliance shall be installed on a metal or wood panel
extending the full width and depth of the appliance.
The base referred to above does not mean the fireproof
base as used on wood stoves. The protection is for rugs
that are extremely thick and light colored tile.
•
Children and adults should be alerted to the hazards of
high surface temperatures and should stay away to avoid
burns or clothing ignition.
•
Young children should be carefully supervised when they
are in the same room as the appliance.
•
Clothing or other flammable material should not be placed
on or near the appliance.
•
Adequate accessibility clearances for servicing and proper
operation.
•
This appliance must not share or be connected to a flue
serving a separate solid-fuel burning appliance.
•
Keep the area around your appliance clear of combustible
materials, gasoline and other flammable vapor and
liquids.
•
Under no circumstances should any solid fuels (wood, coal,
paper or cardboard etc.) be used in this appliance.
•
The flow of combustion and ventilation air must not be
obstructed in any way.
• Due to high temperatures the appliance should be located
out of traffic and away from furniture and draperies.
• Do examine venting system periodically and replace damaged
parts.
• The glass front or any part removed for servicing the appliance
must be replaced prior to operating the appliance. Work
should be done by a qualified service person.
• Do make a periodic visual check of pilot and burners. Clean
and replace damaged parts.
• Keep burner and control compartment clean.
• Vent cap is hot while fireplace is in operation.
• Installation and repair should be done by a qualified service
person. The appliance should be inspected before use
and at least annually by a qualified service person. More
frequent cleaning may be required due to excessive lint from
carpeting, bedding materials, etc. It is imperative that control
compartments, burners and circulating air passageways of
the appliance be kept clean.
• CAUTION: The glass used in your fireplace is tempered glass.
If the glass is cracked or damaged in any way, it should be
replaced only with a complete glass frame assembly from
Empire. See parts list on Pages 47 and 48 for ordering.
• Do not use this fireplace if any part has been under water.
Immediately call a qualified service technician to inspect the
heater and to replace any part of the control system and any
gas control which has been under water.
• Any safety screen or guard removed for servicing an appliance
must be replaced prior to operating the appliance.
• Do not put anything around the fireplace that will obstruct
the flow of ventilation air.
• Clearance in accordance with local installation codes and
the requirements of the gas supplier.
• Do keep the appliance area clear and free from combustible
material, gasoline and other flammable vapors and liquids.
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SAFETY INFORMATION FOR USERS OF LP GAS
Propane (LP-Gas) is a flammable gas which can cause fires
and explosions. In its natural state, propane is odorless and
colorless. You may not know all the following safety precautions which can protect both you and your family from an
accident. Read them carefully now, then review them point
by point with the members of your household. Someday when
there may not be a minute to lose, everyone’s safety will depend
on knowing exactly what to do. If, after reading the following
information, you feel you still need more information, please
contact your gas supplier.
LP-GAS WARNING ODOR
If a gas leak happens, you should be able to smell the gas because of the odorant put in the LP-Gas.
That’s your signal to go into immediate action!
•
•
•
•
Do not operate electric switches, light matches, use your phone.
Do not do anything that could ignite the gas.
Get everyone out of the building, vehicle, trailer, or area. Do
that IMMEDIATELY.
Close all gas tank or cylinder supply valves.
LP-Gas is heavier than air and may settle in low areas such as
basements. When you have reason to suspect a gas leak, keep
out of basements and other low areas. Stay out until firefighters
declare them to be safe.
•
•
Use your neighbor’s phone and call a trained LP-Gas service
person and the fire department. Even though you may not
continue to smell gas, do not turn on the gas again. Do not
re-enter the building, vehicle, trailer, or area.
Finally, let the service man and firefighters check for escaped
gas. Have them air out the area before you return. Properly
trained LP-Gas service people should repair the leak, then
check and relight the gas appliance for you.
NO ODOR DETECTED - ODOR FADE
Some people cannot smell well. Some people cannot smell the
odor of the chemical put into the gas. You must find out if you
can smell the odorant in propane. Smoking can decrease your
ability to smell. Being around an odor for a time can affect your
sensitivity or ability to detect that odor. Sometimes other odors
in the area mask the gas odor. People may not smell the gas odor
or their minds are on something else. Thinking about smelling a
gas odor can make it easier to smell.
The odorant in LP-Gas is colorless, and it can fade under some
circumstances. For example, if there is an underground leak, the
movement of the gas through soil can filter the odorant. Odorants
in LP-Gas also are subject to oxidation. This fading can occur if
there is rust inside the storage tank or in iron gas pipes.
The odorant in escaped gas can adsorb or absorb onto or into walls,
masonry and other materials and fabrics in a room. That will take
some of the odorant out of the gas, reducing its odor intensity.
LP-Gas may stratify in a closed area, and the odor intensity could
vary at different levels. Since it is heavier than air, there may be
more odor at lower levels. Always be sensitive to the slightest gas
odor. If you detect any odor, treat it as a serious leak. Immediately
go into action as instructed earlier.
SOME POINTS TO REMEMBER
•
Learn to recognize the odor of LP-Gas. Your local LP-Gas
Dealer can give you a “Scratch and Sniff” pamphlet. Use it to
find out what the propane odor smells like. If you suspect that
your LP-Gas has a weak or abnormal odor, call your LP-Gas
Dealer.
•
If you are not qualified, do not light pilot lights, perform service,
or make adjustments to appliances on the LP-Gas system. If
you are qualified, consciously think about the odor of LP-Gas
prior to and while lighting pilot lights or performing service
or making adjustments.
•
Sometimes a basement or a closed-up house has a musty smell
that can cover up the LP-Gas odor. Do not try to light pilot
lights, perform service, or make adjustments in an area where
the conditions are such that you may not detect the odor if
there has been a leak of LP-Gas.
•
Odor fade, due to oxidation by rust or adsorption on walls of
new cylinders and tanks, is possible. Therefore, people should
be particularly alert and careful when new tanks or cylinders
are placed in service. Odor fade can occur in new tanks, or
reinstalled old tanks, if they are filled and allowed to set too
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long before refilling. Cylinders and tanks which have been
out of service for a time may develop internal rust which will
cause odor fade. If such conditions are suspected to exist, a
periodic sniff test of the gas is advisable. If you have any
question about the gas odor, call your LP-Gas dealer. A
periodic sniff test of the LP-Gas is a good safety measure
under any condition.
•
If, at any time, you do not smell the LP-Gas odorant and you
think you should, assume you have a leak. Then take the same
immediate action recommended above for the occasion when
you do detect the odorized LP-Gas.
•
If you experience a complete “gas out,” (the container is under
no vapor pressure), turn the tank valve off immediately. If the
container valve is left on, the container may draw in some air
through openings such as pilot light orifices. If this occurs,
some new internal rusting could occur. If the valve is left
open, then treat the container as a new tank. Always be sure
your container is under vapor pressure by turning it off at the
container before it goes completely empty or having it refilled
before it is completely empty.
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REQUIREMENTS FOR MASSACHUSETTS
For all side wall horizontally vented gas fueled equipment installed
in every dwelling, building or structure used in whole or in part
for residential purposes, including those owned or operated by the
Commonwealth and where the side wall exhaust vent termination
is less than seven (7) feet above finished grade in the area of
the venting, including but not limited to decks and porches, the
following requirements shall be satisfied:
1.
INSTALLATION OF CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS.
At the time of installation of the side wall horizontal vented
gas fueled equipment, the installing plumber or gasfitter shall
observe that a hard wired carbon monoxide detector with an
alarm and battery back-up is installed on the floor level where
the gas equipment is to be installed. In addition, the installing
plumber or gasfitter shall observe that a battery operated
or hard wired carbon monoxide detector with an alarm is
installed on each additional level of the dwelling, building or
structure served by the side wall horizontal vented gas fueled
equipment. It shall be the responsibility of the property owner
to secure the services of qualified licensed professionals for
the installation of hard wired carbon monoxide detectors
a. In the event that the side wall horizontally vented gas
fueled equipment is installed in a crawl space or an attic,
the hard wired carbon monoxide detector with alarm and
battery back-up may be installed on the next adjacent
floor level.
b. In the event that the requirements of this subdivision can
not be met at the time of completion of installation, the
owner shall have a period of thirty (30) days to comply
with the above requirements; provided, however, that
during said thirty (30) day period, a battery operated
carbon monoxide detector with an alarm shall be
installed.
2.
APPROVED CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS. Each
carbon monoxide detector as required in accordance with the
above provisions shall comply with NFPA 720 and be ANSI/
UL 2034 listed and IAS certified.
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3.
SIGNAGE. A metal or plastic identification plate shall be
permanently mounted to the exterior of the building at a
minimum height of eight (8) feet above grade directly in line
with the exhaust vent terminal for the horizontally vented gas
fueled heating appliance or equipment. The sign shall read,
in print size no less than one-half (1/2) inch in size, “GAS
VENT DIRECTLY BELOW. KEEP CLEAR OF ALL
OBSTRUCTIONS”.
4.
INSPECTION. The state or local gas inspector of the side
wall horizontally vented gas fueled equipment shall not
approve the installation unless, upon inspection, the inspector
observes carbon monoxide detectors and signage installed in
accordance with the provisions of 248 CMR 5.08(2)(a) 1
through 4.
(b) EXEMPTIONS: The following equipment is exempt
from 248 CMR 5.08(2)(a)1 through 4:
1. The equipment listed in Chapter 10 entitled
“Equipment Not Required To Be Vented” in the
most current edition of NFPA 54 as adopted by the
Board; and
2. Product Approved side wall horizontally vented gas
fueled equipment installed in a room or structure
separate from the dwelling, building or structure
used in whole or in part for residential purposes.
(d) MANUFACTURER REQUIREMENTS - GAS
EQUIPMENT VENTING SYSTEM NOT PROVIDED.
When the manufacturer of a Product Approved side
wall horizontally vented gas fueled equipment does not
provide the parts for venting the flue gases, but identifies
“special venting systems”, the following requirements
shall be satisfied by the manufacturer:
1. The referenced “special venting system” instructions
shall be included with the appliance or equipment
installation instructions; and
2. The “special venting systems” shall be Product
Approved by the Board, and the instructions for
that system shal include a parts list and detailed
installation instruction.
(e) A copy of all installation instructions for all Product
Approved side wall horizontally vented gas fueled
equipment, all venting instructions, all parts lists for
venting instructions, and/or all venting design instructions
shall remain with the appliance or equipment at the
completion of the installation.
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INTRODUCTION
Instructions to Installer
1. Installer must leave instruction manual with owner after
installation.
2. Installer must have owner fill out and mail warranty card supplied
with the fireplace.
3. Installer should show owner how to start and operate the
fireplace.
This direct vent gas fireplace heater is designed to operate with all
combustion air being siphoned from the outside of the building
and all exhaust gases expelled to the outside of the building. The
information contained in this manual pertains to all models and gas
control systems unless otherwise noted.
Warning: This unit is not for use with solid fuels.
Appliance Certification
This fireplace is design certified in accordance with American
National Standard/CSA Standard ANSI Z.21-88/CSA 2.33 and by
Underwriters Laboratories as a Direct Vent Gas Fireplace Heater
and shall be installed according to these instructions.
Consult your local building code agency, prior to installation,
to ensure compliance with local codes-including permits and
inspections.
The fireplace, when installed, must be electrically grounded in
accordance with local codes or, in absence of local codes, with the
National Electric Code ANSI/NFPA 70 or Canadian Electric code,
CSA C22.1, if an external electrical source is utilized.
These models may be installed in a bedroom or bed-sitting room
in the U.S.A. and Canada.
Qualified Installing Agency
Installation and replacement of gas piping, gas utilization equipment
or accessories and repair and servicing of equipment shall be
performed only by a qualified agency. The term “qualified agency”
means any individual, firm, corporation or company which either in
person or through a representative is engaged in and is responsible
for (a) the installation or replacement of gas piping or (b) the
connection, installation, repair or servicing of equipment, who is
experienced in such work, familiar with all precautions required
and has complied with all the requirements of the authority having
jurisdiction.
State of Massachusetts: The installation must be made by
a licensed plumber or gas fitter in the Commonwealth of
Massachusetts.
Any alteration of the original design, installed other than as
shown in these instructions or use with a type of gas not shown on
the rating plate is the responsibility of the person and company
making the change.
Important
All correspondence should refer to complete Model Number, Serial
Number and type of gas.
High Altitude
When installing this unit at an elevation above 2000 feet (in the
United States) it may be necessary to decrease the input rating by
changing the existing burner orifice to a smaller size. Generally,
input should be reduced 4 percent for each 1000 feet above sea
level. However, if the heating value of the gas has been reduced,
this general rule may not apply. Check with local gas utility for
proper orifice size identification.
Canadian High Altitude
Altitude: 0-4500 feet (0-1370 m)
When installing this unit at an elevation above 4500 feet (in Canada),
check with local authorities.
Consult your local gas utility for assistance in determining the
proper orifice for location.
Preparation
This direct vent gas fireplace and its components are tested and safe
when installed in accordance with this Installation Manual. Report
to your dealer any parts damaged in shipment, specifically check
glass condition. Do not install unit with damaged, incomplete, or
substitute parts. Read all instructions before starting installation
and follow these instructions carefully during installation to insure
maximum benefit and safety. Failure to follow them will void your
warranty and may present a fire hazard.
The warranty will be voided by, and the warranter disclaims any
responsibility for the following actions:
• Installation of any damaged fireplace or vent system
component.
• Modification of the fireplace or direct vent system.
• Installation other than as instructed by Empire Comfort Systems,
Inc.
• Improper positioning of the logs, glass door or decorative
rock.
• Installation and/or use of any component part not manufactured
or approved by manufacturer.
The installation must conform with local codes or, in the absence of
local codes, with the National Fuel Gas Code ANSI Z223.1/NFPA
54* Natural Gas and Propane Installation Code, or CSA B149.1
in Canada. *Available from the American National Standards Institute, Inc. 11 West 42nd
St., New York, N.Y. 10036.
Warning: ANY CHANGE TO THIS FIREPLACE OR ITS
CONTROLS CAN BE DANGEROUS.
Improper installation or use of the fireplace can cause serious
injury or death from fire, burns, explosions, or carbon
monoxide poisoning.
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SPECIFICATIONS
DVP42
28,000
19,000
8.2
5.5
Input Btu/hr Maximum
Btu/hr Minimum (millivolt only)
KWH (Maximum)
(Minimum)
NAT.
#38 (.1015)
P-203
1/8"(3.2mm)
Orifice
Air Shutter Opening
LP
Air Shutter Opening
Height without standoff
Width
Depth
Gas Inlet Shutoff Valve (Pipe)
DVVK-5T
DVVK-5R
DVVK-5V
DVVK-5F
Description
TOP VENT KIT (HORZ.) - 4½" to 6" wall
thickness (114.3mm to 152mm)
top vent kit (horz.) - 8" to 12" wall thickness
(203mm to 305mm)
rear vent kit (horz.) - 5" to 7" wall thickness
(203mm to 305mm)
VERTICAL vent kit
HORIZONTAL FLEX VENT KIT (4' FLEX)
(1.22M)
NOTE: Air shutter settings
are factory minimum settings.
Some venting configurations
may require minor air shutter
ad ju s tmen ts f o r o p timu m
performance.
#37 (.1040) P-213
1/8"(3.2mm)
#52 (.0635")
P-213
FULL OPEN
34 3/4"(3.2mm)
43"(1092mm)
19 7/8"(505mm)
1/2 NPT
Orifice
Venting Options
DVVK-5TS
DVP48
30,000
20,500
8.8
6.0
1.65MM
P-250
FULL OPEN
34 3/4"(3.2mm)
49"(1245mm)
19 7/8"(505mm)
1/2 NPT
Remote Control Options &
Accessories
Description
FRBC
FRBTC
TMW
TRW
FWS-1
Millivolt Batt. Remote ON/OFF
Millivolt Batt. Remote T-Stat
Millivolt WIRELESS Wall Thermostat
Millivolt REED SWITCH Wall Thermostat
Direct Ignition/Millivolt Wall Switch
FIREPLACE DIMENSIONS
RIGHT SIDE VIEW
DVP42
J
H
A
43"
1092mm
49"
1245mm
B
40"
1016mm
46"
1168mm
C
25 1/16"
636 mm
25 1/16"
636 mm
D
37 5/8"
956 mm
37 5/8"
956 mm
E
34 3/4"
883 mm
34 3/4"
883 mm
F
19 7/8"
505 mm
19 7/8"
505 mm
G
26"
660 mm
26"
660 mm
H
7 1/8"
7 1/8"
181 mm
181 mm
I
26 1/2"
826 mm
32 1/2"
826 mm
J
13 1/4"
337 mm
16 1/4"
413 mm
K
12 3/4"
324 mm
12 3/4"
324 mm
K
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Figure 1
DVP48
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CLEARANCES
Mantel Chart (Figure 3)
Clearance to Combustibles
Back
0" (0 mm)
Side
0" (0 mm)
Floor
0" (0 mm)
0" (0 mm)
Top Stand-off
Top Framing Edge 3" (76 mm)
12” (305mm)
10” (254mm)
MANTEL
COMBUSTIBLE TRIM AND MANTELS
ALLOWED IN SHADED AREA
8”
15”
(381mm)
6”
4 ½”
3 3/4”
13 3/4”
3”
SEE MANTLE CHART FOR
MAXIMUM MANTLE DEPTH
2 1/4”
11”
1 ½”
9”
8”
2" x 4" HEADER
7”
3/4”
6”
5”
4”
3”
TOP EDGE OF FIREPLACE
STAND OFF
3" (76 mm) HEIGHT
ABOVE TOP OF
FIREPLACE
SEE MANTLE CHART
FOR MINIMUM HEIGHT
OF MANTLE ABOVE UNIT
Figure 3
FINISHED WALL
(COMBUSTIBLE)
NON-COMBUSTIBLE
FIRST 3” (SEE MAGNIFIED
VIEW)
3"
NAILING
FLANGES
Clearances (Figure 4)
Clearance from top front edge of fireplace to ceiling is 36"
Clearance from side of fireplace to adjacent sidewall is 6".
TOP FRAMING
LEDGE
(914mm)
GLASS FRONT
Figure 2
Combustible Material
No greeting cards, stockings or ornamentation of any type should
be placed on or attached to the fireplace. The flow of heat can
ignite combustibles.
Figure 4
LOCATING FIREPLACE
Note: Island (C) and Room Divider
(D) installation is possible as long
as the horizontal portion of the
vent system (H) does not exceed
20 feet with a minimum vertical
run of 8 feet. See details in Venting
Section.
When you install your Direct Vent
Fireplace in (D) Room divider or
(E) Flat on wall corner positions,
a minimum of 6 inches clearance
must be maintained from the
perpendicular wall and the front
edge of the appliance.
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CABINET
INSTALLATION
CORNER
INSTALLATION
ISLAND
INSTALLATION
ANGLED CORNER
INSTALLATION
FLUSH WALL
INSTALLATION
ROOM DIVIDER
INSTALLATION
Figure 5
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GAS SUPPLY
The gas pipeline can be brought in through the right or left side of
the appliance. Consult the current National Fuel Gas Code, ANSI
Z223.1 CAN/CGA-B149 (.1 or .2) installation code.
Recommended Gas Pipe Diameter
Pipe Length
Schedule 40 Pipe
Inside Diameter
Tubing, Type L
Outside Diameter
Nat.
L.P.
Nat.
0-10ft
0-3m
1/2"
12.7mm
3/8"
9.5mm
1/2"
3/8"
12.7mm 9.5mm
11-40ft
4-12m
1/2"
12.7mm
1/2"
12.7mm
5/8"
1/2"
15.9mm 12.7mm
41-100ft
13-30m
1/2"
12.7mm
1/2"
12.7mm
3/4"
19mm
101-150ft
31-46m
3/4"
19mm
1/2"
12.7mm
7/8"
3/4"
22.2mm 1.9 mm
L.P.
1/2"
12.7mm
Note: Never use plastic pipe. Check to confirm whether your local
codes allow copper tubing or galvanized.
Note: Since some municipalities have additional local codes, it is
always best to consult your local authority and installation code.
The use of the following gas connectors is recommended:
— ANS Z21.24 Appliance Connectors of Corrugated Metal Tubing
and Fittings.
— ANS Z21.45 Assembled Flexible Appliance Connectors of
Other Than All-Metal Construction
The above connectors may be used if acceptable by the authority
having jurisdiction. The state of Massachusetts requires that a flexible
appliance connector cannot exceed three feet in length.
Figure 6
Gas Supply Pressure (inches w.c.)
Minimum
Normal
Maximum
Natural Gas
4.5"
7.0"
*14.0"
LP (Propane)
10.8"
11.0"
*14.0"
Installing a New Main Gas Cock
Each appliance should have its own manual gas cock.
A manual main gas cock should be located in the vicinity of the
unit. Where none exists, or where its size or location is not adequate, contact your local authorized installer for installation or
relocation.
Compounds used on threaded joints of gas piping shall be resistant
to the action of liquefied petroleum gases. The gas lines must be
checked for leaks by the installer. This should be done with a soap
solution watching for bubbles on all exposed connections, and if
unexposed, a pressure test should be made.
Never use an exposed flame to check for leaks. Appliance must
be disconnected from piping at inlet of control valve and pipe
capped or plugged for pressure test. Never pressure test with
appliance connected; control valve will sustain damage!
NOTE: The millivolt gas controls are equipped with a captured
screw type pressure test point, therefore it is not necessary to provide
a 1/8" test point up stream of the control.
On direct ignition valves, hex plugs may be replaced with hose fittings
for pressure checks, then reinstalled before operating fireplace.
When using copper or flex connector use only approved fittings.
The appliance and it’s individual shut off valve must be disconnected
from supply piping system during any pressure testing of that system
at test pressures in excess of 1/2 psig (3.5kPa).
The appliance must be isolated from the gas supply piping system
by closing its individual manual shut off valve during any pressure
testing of the gas supply piping system at test pressures equal to or
less than 1/2 psig (3.5kPa).
Attention! If one of the procedures results in pressures in excess
of 1/2 psig (14" w.c.) (3.5 kPa) on the fireplace gas valve, it will
result in a hazardous condition.
Checking Manifold Pressures
Both Propane and Natural gas valves have a built-in pressure
regulator in the gas valve. Natural gas models will have a manifold
pressure of approximately 3.5" w.c. (.871kPa) at the valve outlet
with the inlet pressure to the valve from a minimum of 4.5" w.c.
(1.120kPa) for the purpose of input adjustment to a maximum of
14.0" w.c. (3.484kPa). Propane gas models will have a manifold
pressure approximately 10.0" w.c. (2.49kPa) at the valve outlet
with the inlet pressure to the
valve from a minimum of 10.8"
w.c. (2.68kPa) for the purpose of
input adjustment to a maximum
of 14.0" w.c. (3.484kPa).
Manifold Pressure (inches w.c.)
Normal (HI)
Natural Gas
3.5"
LP (Propane)
10.0"
*NOTE: Remote "RF" Models - 10.5" w.c. maximum
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Figure 7
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REAR VENT CONVERSION
VERTICAL VENTING
HORIZONTAL VENTING
Note: Discard insulation
& retainer when venting off
top of fireplace.
INLET VENT
COVER PLATE
Note : Discard insulation
& retainer when using
vertical venting off
Note : It is recommended that the
flue cover plate tab be pulled
outward prior to removal.
This will ensure that the plate
is not accidentally dropped
inside the rear air chamber.
FLUE COVER PLATE
INLET VENT COLLAR
FLUE INSULATION
INSULATION
RETAINER
FLUE OUTLET
COLLAR
FLUE COVER PLATE
(See note above)
INLET VENT
COVER PLATE
INLET VENT COLLAR
Converting flue take-off to rear venting
When switching out the flue and inlet vent collars to run horizontally
off the rear vent, the following steps must be taken.
1. Remove the inlet vent collar (8 screws) and flue collar (4 screws)
from the top of the fireplace, and set to the side.
2. Remove the inlet cover plate and flue cover plate located on the
back of the fireplace. These will be used to close the top flue
and inlet openings.
3. Insert the insulation retainer bracket and insulation into the top
4.
5.
6.
7.
flue pipe before reinstalling the flue cover plate over the top flue
with 4 screws.
Reinstall the inlet cover plate over the top inlet opening with 4
screws. See illustration above..
Install the flue collar assembly to the rear flue with 4 screws.
Install the inlet vent collar to the rear of the fireplace with 8
screws.
This completes the conversion for a rear vent application.
Note: for top vented installations, the insulation and retainer are
to be removed from the flue pipe and discarded.
VENT SYSTEMS
The following vent systems are acceptable for use with the
DVP (42,48) series fireplaces:
Simpson Duravent® GS 5" - 8", Refer to Page 23
*American Metal Products 5" - 8"
*Selkirk Direct-Temp® 5" - 8"
*Security Secure Vent® 5" - 8"
Empire Flexvent Kit DVVK-5F, Refer to Page 26
* Can not be used in side wall horizontal vent installations in
the State of Massachusetts.
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INSTALLATION
Framing and Finishing
1. Choose unit location.
2. Frame in fireplace with a header across the top. It is important to
allow for finished face when setting the depth of the frame.
3. Attach fireplace to frame using adjustable frame. Preset
depth to suit facing material (adjustable to 1/2", 5/8" or 3/4"
depths).
4. Use (8) 1/2" hex-head screws supplied in hardware package,
to screw through slotted holes in drywall strip and then screw
into pre-drilled holes on fireplace side. Measure from face of
fireplace to face of drywall strip to determine final depth.
Vent Pipe Clearance
Note: Maintain one inch (1") of clearance around vertical vent
pipe. See Fig. 9A. For horizontal vent, maintain a minimum 1"
clearance to the bottom and sides of the vent, and 3" clearance
to combustibles above the vent pipe. See Fig. 9B
Figure 8
VENT PIPE
Top of Vent
1" MINIMUM CLEARANCE AROUND VENT PIPE
Combustibles NOT
allowed in shaded
area
3"(76 mm)
Figure 9A
5” Diameter flue
8” Diameter
intake vent
1"(25 mm)
Figure 9B
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1"
(25 mm)
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INSTALLATION (continued)
Flush Mount Mantel Installation (Figure 10)
The fireplace must extend 3/4" beyond finished wall surface when
using a flush mount mantel. Refer to Figure 10 to locate nailing
flanges on fireplace sides. Mark and drill two (2) 1/8" holes into
fireplace side to mount each nailing flange. Use eight (8) 1/2"
hex-head screws supplied in hardware package to attach nailing
flanges to fireplace sides.
"A"
"B"
"C"
DVP42
37 3/4"
43 3/8"
19 7/8"
DVP48
37 3/4"
49 3/8"
19 7/8"
Figure 11
NAIL OR OTHER SUITABLE FASTENER
Figure 10
Framing (Figure 11)
Fireplace framing can be built before or after the fireplace is set in
place. Framing should be positioned to accommodate wall covering
and fireplace facing material. The fireplace framing should be
constructed of 2 x 4 lumber or heavier. The framing headers may
rest on the fireplace standoffs. Refer to Figure 11 for minimum
framing dimensions.
CAUTION: MEASURE FIREPLACE DIMENSIONS AND
VERIFY FRAMING METHODS, AND WALL COVERING
DETAILS BEFORE FRAMING CONSTRUCTION
BEGINS.
Framing dimension "A" includes a three inch clearance for
standoffs on firebox. After installing firebox into framing,
the finished wall surface must cover the three inch opening
above the firebox.
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Attention: If a base or mantel is not used and the appliance is
installed directly on carpeting, tile or other combustible material
other than wood flooring, it shall be installed on a metal or wood
panel extending the full width and depth of the appliance. The
vertical dimension in Figure 11 must be adjusted when a metal or
wood panel is placed beneath the appliance.
Finishing (Figures 12 and 13)
Finish the walls with the material of your choice. Figure 3 on
page 8 shows the minimum vertical and corresponding maximum
horizontal dimensions of mantels or other combustible projections
above the top front edge of the fireplace.
Only non-combustible materials may be used to cover the black
fireplace front.
Warning: When finishing the fireplace never obstruct or
modify the air inlet/outlet louvers in any manner. Provide
adequate clearances around air openings into the combustion
chamber.
Caution: If the joints between the finished wall and the fireplace
surround (top and sides) are sealed, a 300°F minimum sealant
material must be used. These joints are not required to be sealed.
Only non-combustible material (using 300°F minimum adhesive if
needed), can be applied as facing to the fireplace surround.
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Flush Wall Installation
FINISHED WALL
3! OF NON-COMBUSTIBLE MATERIAL
FRONT TRIM OR NONCOMBUSTIBLE MA TERIAL
(INSTALLA TION IS OPTIONAL)
JOINT BETWEEN FINISHED
WALL AND UNIT SEALED
WITH 300° F, 149° C SEALANT
MATERIAL (SEALANT IS OPTIONAL)
Attention: Cold climate installation recommendation:
When installing this unit against a non-insulated exterior
wall, it is recommended that the outer walls be insulated to
conform to applicable insulation codes.
Vent Runs (Figures 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18)
In planning the installation for the fireplace, it is necessary to install
certain components before the appliance is completely positioned
and installed. These include the direct vent system, gas piping for the
appliance and the electrical wiring. (If the fan option is used.)
The appliance can be mounted on any of the following surfaces:
1. A flat, hard combustible (burnable) surface.
2. A raised wooden platform.
3. Four (4) corner supports. (Example: Four (4) concrete masonry
blocks.) These supports must be positioned so they contact all
four (4) perimeter edges on the bottom of the unit.
VERTICAL, 90° ELBOW WITH HORIZONTAL
TERMINATION
Figure 12
Combustible Surround Installation
MANTELSHELF
COMBUSTIBLE SURROUND
2X4
HEADER
STAND OFF
FINISHED WALL
3! OF NON-COMBUSTIBLE MATERIAL
FRONT TRIM OR NON-COMBUSTIBLE
MATERIAL (INSTALLATION IS OPTIONAL)
VENT CAP/
THIMBLE
DVP42, 48
49 ½”(126 mm)
TO BOTTOM
OF UNIT
THIMBLE
JOINT BETWEEN FINISHED WALL AND
UNIT SEALED WITH 300° F 149° C
SEALANT MATERIAL (SEALANT IS OPTIONAL)
Figure 14
Figure 13
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INSTALLATION (continued)
HORIZONTAL ONLY, STRAIGHT OUT THE BACK
" A"
PIPE LENGTH
CORNER INSTALLATION VERTICAL, 90° ELBOW TO
HORIZONTAL OUT THE WALL
WALL FIRESTOP/
THIMBLE
VENT
CAP
VENT CAP
WALL FIRESTOP/
THIMBLE
"A"
"B"
Dim.
MODEL
6"(152mm)
5 1/8"(130mm) to 6 /2"(165mm)
DVP 42,48
9"(229mm)
8 1/8"(206mm) to 91/2"(241mm)
DVP 42
12"(305mm)
11 1/8"(283mm) to 12 1/2"(317mm)
DVP 42
Figure 15
DVP42
DVP48
A
45 3/8"
1152mm
49 5/8"
1260mm
B
32 1/8"
816mm
35 1/8"
892mm
C
13 3/8"
34 mm
15 1/2"
39 mm
D
64 1/8"
1628mm
70 1/8"
1781mm
VERTICAL, 90° ELBOW TO
HORIZONTAL OUT THE WALL
Figure 17
CORNER INSTALLATION HORIZONTAL, 45° ELBOW
TO HORIZONTAL OUT THE WALL
WALL FIRESTOP/
THIMBLE
WALL FIRESTOP/
THIMBLE
DVP42
"A"
"B"
"C"
6"(152mm)
11 1/4"(286mm) to
12 3/4"(324mm)
4 3/4"(121mm) to
6 1/4"(159mm)
9"(229mm)
14 1/4"(362mm) to
15 3/4"(400mm)
7 3/4"(197mm) to
9 1/4"(235MM)
12"(305mm)
17 1/4"(438mm) to
18 3/4"(476mm)
10 3/4"(273mm) to
12 1/4"(311mm)
Figure 16
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"A"
"B"
DVP48
"B"
6"(152mm)
4"(102mm) to
5 1/2"(140mm)
4"(102mm) to
5"(127mm)
9"(229mm)
6"(152mm) to
7 /2"(191mm)
6"(152mm) to
7 1/2"(191mm)
12"(305mm)
9"(229mm) to
10 1/2"(267mm)
9"(229mm) to
10 1/2"(267mm)
Figure 18
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VENTING FIREPLACE - TOP
Venting Graph (Dimensions in Feet)
To Use the Vent Graph (Figure 19)
1. Determine the height of the center of the horizontal vent
pipe. Using this dimension on the Sidewall Vent Graph,
locate the point it intersects with the slanted graph
line.
2. From the point of this intersection, draw a vertical line
to the bottom of the graph.
3. Select the indicated dimension, and position the unit in
accordance with same.
EXAMPLE B:
If the vertical dimension from the floor of the unit is 6.5
feet, the horizontal run to the outer wall flange must not
exceed 14.5 feet.
Special Note: For each 45 degree elbow installed in the
horizontal run, the length of the horizontal run MUST be
reduced by 18" (45cm). This does not apply if the 45 degree
elbows are installed on the vertical part of the vent system.
Reduce 3' for every 90° elbow.
Example: According to the chart the maximum horizontal
vent length is 20' and if two 45 degree elbows are required
in the horizontal vent it must be reduced to 17'.
The maximum number of 45 degree elbows permitted per
side wall installation is two (2). These elbows can be installed
in either the vertical or horizontal run.
Note: On vertical venting the first elbow does not get
counted.
VERTICAL DIMENSION FROM THE BOTTOM OF THE UNIT
TO THE CENTER OF THE FLUE OUTLET
WITH VERTICAL OR HORIZONTAL TERMINATION CAPS
EXAMPLE A:
If the vertical dimension from the floor of the unit is 35
feet, the horizontal run to the outer wall flange must not
exceed 6.5 feet.
Figure 19
Acceptable vertical and horizontal vent run.
(40' maximum vertical and 20' maximum horizontal)
Unacceptable vertical and horizontal vent run.
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VENTING FIREPLACE - TOP (continued)
Below Grade Installation
When it is not possible to meet the required vent terminal clearances
of 12" (305mm) above grade level, a snorkel kit is recommended.
It allows installation depth down to 7" (178mm) below grade level.
The 7" (178mm) is measured from the center of the horizontal vent
pipe as it penetrates through the wall.
Ensure the sidewall venting clearances are observed. If venting
system is installed below ground, we recommend a window well
with adequate and proper drainage to be installed around the
termination area.
Firestop at
Ceiling Level
Figure 21
Examples of possible venting systems using two (2) 90° elbows.
V is listed as minimum vertical dimensions and H1 + H2 is listed
as total of maximum horizontal dimensions. The maximum vertical
and horizontal distances for two (2) 90° elbows as shown in Figure
22 is 20 feet.
Attention: Refer to Figure 19 for additional venting
requirements.
TYPICAL BASEMENT INSTALLATION
Figure 20
Examples of possible venting systems using one (1) 90° elbow.
Eight (8) feet is listed as minimum vertical vent run with 20 feet
of maximum horizontal vent run. Vertical dimensions are based on
centerline to centerline of pipe. Horizontal dimensions are based
on centerline of pipe to end of termination.
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Firestop at
Ceiling Level
Figure 22
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30
2
minimum
A
OW
OF ELB
CENTER HT OUT
IG
A
STR
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(MINIMU
Figure 24
Figure 23
MINIMUM HOLE LOCATION DIMENSIONS FOR
THROUGH THE WALL HORIZONTAL INSTALLATIONS
WITH 90 DEGREE ELBOW OFF TOP OF FIREPLACE
FIREPLACE HARD ELBOW DIMENSIONS
SERIES
"A"
"B"
"C"
DVP42FP
43-1/2"
5"
7"
(1105mm) (127mm) (178mm)
DVP48FP
43-1/2"
5"
7"
(1105mm) (127mm)
(178mm)
FIREPLACE FLEX PIPE 90 DEGREE BEND
SERIES
"A"
"B"
"C"
DVP42FP
46"
5"
7"
(1143mm) (127mm) (178mm)
DVP48FP
46"
5"
7"
(1143mm) (127mm)
(178mm)
Positioning the Fireplace
Determine the exact position of the appliance so the direct vent
termination will be centered (if possible) between two (2) studs. This
will avoid any extra framing. All vent kit pipes should be assembled
on the unit after the unit is moved into the final position.
Cutting the Hole (Figures 23)
After the fireplace has been positioned in its permanent location,
the hole through the exterior wall of the house can be cut. This hole
must be 12" (305mm) high x 10" (254mm) wide with its center
line determined by the amount of vertical rise and horizontal run
of the termination. (See Figure 23) When locating the hole it must
be noted that the bottom of the cap must be 12" (305mm) above the
ground level, and top of the cap must be no less than 18" (457mm)
below a combustible projection, and no closer than 9" (229mm) to
any wall running parallel to vent termination. (See Figure 24)
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MAXIMUM HORIZONTAL
RUN WITH NO VERTICAL
RISE AND 90° ELBOW
MAXIMUM HORIZONTAL
RUN WITH MINIMUM
VERTICAL RISE AND
90° ELBOW
Figure 25
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EXAMPLES - TOP VENT RUN
24”
24” MINIMUM
CLEARANCE TO
COMBUSTIBLES
Figure 27
Figure 26
Figure 28
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VENTING FIREPLACE - REAR
Venting Graph (Dimensions in Feet)
To Use the Vent Graph (Figure 29)
1. Determine the height of the center of the
horizontal vent pipe. Using this dimension on
the Sidewall Vent Graph, locate the point it
intersects with the slanted graph line.
2. From the point of this intersection, draw a vertical
line to the bottom of the graph.
3. Select the indicated dimension, and position the
unit in accordance with same.
40
39
38
37
36
EXAMPLE A:
If the vertical dimension from the floor of the unit
is 12 feet, 4 inches the horizontal run to the outer
wall flange must not exceed 12 feet, 3 inches.
35
EXAMPLE B:
If the vertical dimension from the floor of the unit is
6 feet, 9 inches the horizontal run to the outer wall
flange must not exceed 6 feet, 6 inches.
31
Example: According to the chart the maximum
horizontal vent length is 20' and if two 45 degree
elbows are required in the horizontal vent it must
be reduced to 17'.
The maximum number of 45 degree elbows
permitted per side wall installation is two (2).
These elbows can be installed in either the vertical
or horizontal run.
34
33
32
30
29
VERTICAL DIMENSION FROM THE BOTTOM OF THE UNIT
TO THE CENTER OF THE FLUE OUTLET
WITH VERTICAL OR HORIZONTAL TERMINATION CAPS
Special Note: For each 45 degree elbow installed
in the horizontal run, the length of the horizontal
run MUST be reduced by 18" (45cm). This does
not apply if the 45 degree elbows are installed on
the vertical part of the vent system. Reduce 3' for
every 90° elbow.
REAR EXIT - VERTICAL AND HORIZONTAL TERMINATION
(DIMENSIONS IN FEET)
28
27
26
A
B
DVP48FP(ONLY)
REAR HORIZONTAL
VENT CONNECTION
HORIZONTAL RUN
Figure 29
Acceptable vertical and horizontal vent run.
Unacceptable vertical and horizontal vent run.
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EXAMPLES - REAR VENT RUN
Model
DVP42
DVP48
Maximum Pipe
Length H1
24"
6"
Figure 32
Figure 30
Model
DVP42
Maximum Pipe
Length H1
24"
DVP48
18"
Figure 31
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Figure 33
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TERMINATION CLEARANCES
Termination clearance for buildings with combustible and noncombustible exteriors.
Figure 34
Vertical Sidewall Installations
Important! Minimum clearance between vent pipes and combustible materials is three (3") (76mm) on top, and (1") (25mm) on bottom
and sides.
Important! When vent termination exits through foundation less than 20" below siding outcrop, the vent pipe must flush up with the
siding. SD-1284 termination cap must be used.
Information on Various Venting Routes and Components
Important: It is always best to locate the fireplace in such a way that minimizes the number of offsets and horizontal vent length.
Since it is very important that the venting system maintain its balance between the combustion air intake and the flue gas exhaust, certain
limitations as to vent configurations apply and must be strictly adhered to.
The graph showing the relationship between vertical and horizontal side wall venting will help to determine the various vent lengths
allowable.
The horizontal vent run refers to the total length of vent pipe from the flue collar of the fireplace to the face of the outer wall.
The maximum horizontal vent run is 20 feet (457 cm) when the vertical vent rise is 8 feet (244 cm) (See Figure 19).
Venting terminals shall not be recessed into wall or siding.
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VENT CLEARANCES
Figure 35
A=
*Clearance above grade, veranda, porch, deck or balcony
[*12 inches (30cm) minimum]
B=
clearance to window or door that may be opened [*12 inches
(30cm) minimum for appliances < 100,000 Btuh (30kW)
C=
clearance to permanently closed window [minimum 12
inches (30cm) recommended to prevent condensation on
window]
D=
vertical clearance to ventilated soffit located above the
terminal within a horizontal distance of 24 inches (60 cm) from
the center of the terminal [18 Inches (46 cm) minimum
E =
clearance to unventilated soffit [12 inches 30cm)
minimum]
F =
clearance to outside corner [See Page 21]
G=
clearance to inside corner [See Page 21]
H=
*not to be installed above a meter/regulator assembly
within 3 feet (90cm) horizontally from the center-line of
the regulator
I =
clearance to service regulator vent outlet [*6 feet (1.8m)
minimum]
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J =
clearance to non-mechanical air supply inlet to building or
the combustion air inlet to any other appliance [*12 inches
(30cm) minimum for appliances ≤ 100,000 Btuh (30 kW)
36 inches (90cm) minimum for appliances > 100,000 Btuh
(30kW)]
K=
clearance to a mechanical air supply inlet [* 6 feet (1.8m)
minimum]
L =
†clearance above paved sidewalk or a paved driveway located
on public property [*7 feet (2.1m) minimum]
M=
clearance under veranda, porch, deck, or balcony [*12 inches
(30cm) minimum ¥]
†
a vent shall not terminate directly above a sidewalk or
paved driveway which is located between two single family
dwellings and serves both dwellings*
¥
only permitted if veranda, porch, deck, or balcony, is fully
open on a minimum of 2 sides beneath the floor*
*
as specified in CGA B149 Installations Codes or ANSI
Z223.1. Note: Local Codes or Regulations may require
different clearances.
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VENT SYSTEM IDENTIFICATION
Installing Vent Components (Figure 36)
Begin the vent system installation by installing the first Simpson
Duravent component, 90° elbow to the starting collars or straight
pipe on the top of the appliance, then the straight pipe length and
then horizontal or vertical termination kit.
NOTE: All outer connection joints must be sealed with aluminum
tape, screws or silicone sealant rated above 300°F/149°C. The
inner flue joints do not require any sealant.
Simpson Duravent vent system components lock into place by
sliding the concentric pipe section with four (4) equally spaced
interior beads onto the appliance collar or previously installed
component end with four (4) equally spaced indented sections.
When the internal beads of each starting outer pipe line up, rotate
pipe section clockwise 90° (approximately 3 inches). The vent pipe
is now locked together.
Continue adding components per the pre-planned vent system
configuration. Be certain that each succeeding vent component
is securely fitted and locked into the preceding component in the
vent system.
WALL THIMBLE
(MAXIMUM OF
THREE 90 ELBOWS)
(MAXIMUM OF
TWO 90 ELBOWS)
Special Venting Components
Simpson Dura-Vent
Special DV Vent Kits - Simpson Duravent and Empire Comfort Systems, Inc.
Can be purchased from Empire Comfort Systems, Inc.
DVVK-5R
Direct-Vent Fireplace Vent Kit for Rear Vent, 6 to 12 inch wall
thickness, Includes SD-1208, SD-1247, and SD-2184
DVVK-5T
Direct-Vent Fireplace Vent Kit for Top Vent, Thru-the-wall, 4
to 6 inch wall thickness, Includes SD-1290, SD-1284, SD-1208
and SD-1247
DVVK-5V
Direct Vent Fireplace Vent Kit - Vertical, Includes SD-1291,
SD-1253, and SD-1243
Figure 36
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Can be purchased from Simpson Duravent or from
Empire Comfort Systems, Inc.
Part Number Description
SD-1208
6" Pipe Length
SD-1207
9" Pipe Length
SD-1206
12" Pipe Length
SD-1204
24" Pipe Length
SD-1203
36" Pipe Length
SD-1202
48" Pipe Length
SD-1211
Adjustable Pipe Length 11 - 14 5/8"
SD-1284
Horizontal Square Termination Cap
SD-1250
Vinyl Siding Standoff
SD-1245
45° Elbow
SD-1290
90° Elbow
SD-1249
Wall Firestop
SD-1263
Ceiling Firestop
SD-1243
Roof Flashing - 0/12 to 6/12 Roof Pitch
SD-1253
Storm Collar
SD-91291
High Wind Vertical Top
SD-1281
36" Snorkel
SD-1282
14" Firestop Snorkel
SD-1247
Wall Thimble Firestop
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FRAMING AND FINISHING
Installing Support Brackets (Figure 37)
A horizontal pipe support MUST BE used for each 3 feet of horizontal
run. The pipe supports should be placed around the pipe and nailed
in place to framing members. There MUST BE a 3 inch clearance
to combustibles above 8 inch diameter pipe and elbows and 1
inch clearance on both sides and bottom of the 8 inch dia. pipe to
combustibles on all horizontal pipe sections and elbows.
Vertical runs of this vent systems must be supported every 4 feet
above the appliance flue outlet by wall brackets attached to the
8 inch vent pipe and secured with nails or screws to structural
framing members.

10 3/8
12 3/8
WALL FIRESTOP
HOLE IS OFF-SET
TOWARDS BOTTOM
OF WALL OPENING.
Figure 38
Vertical runs of this system which pass through ceilings require the
use of ONE (1) ceiling firestop at the hole in each ceiling through
which the vent passes.
Position a plumb bob directly over the center of the vertical vent
component and mark the ceiling to establish the center point of the
vent. Drill a hole or drive a nail through this center point and check
the floor above for any obstructions such as wiring or plumbing
runs. Reposition the appliance and vent system, if necessary, to
accommodate ceiling joists and/or obstructions.
Figure 37
Installing Firestops (Figures 38, 39, 40 and 41)
Firestops are required for safety whenever the vent system passes
through an interior wall, an exterior wall, or a ceiling. These firestops
act as a firebreak heat shield and as a means to insure that minimum
clearances are maintained to the vent system.
Horizontal runs in the vent system which pass through either interior
or exterior walls, require the use of wall firestops on both sides of
the wall through which the vent passes.
Cut a 10 1/2 inch x 10 1/2 inch hole through the ceiling, using
the center point previously marked. Frame the hole with framing
lumber the same size as the ceiling joists. (See Figure 39) If the
area above the ceiling is NOT an attic, position and secure the
ceiling firestop (SD-1263) on the ceiling side of the previously cut
and framed hole. (See Figure 40) If the area above the ceiling is
an attic, position and secure the firestop on top of the previously
framed hole. (See Figure 41)
NOTE: Remove insulation from the framed area in the attic before
installing the firestop and/or vent pipes.
Cut a 10-3/8 inch x 12-3/8 inch hole in wall. Position firestop
(SD1249) on interior side of wall for 10-3/8 inch x 12-3/8 inch
hole.
Attention: Wall firestop hole is off-set towards bottom of wall
opening. Secure with nails or screws. Continue the vent run through
the firestop (See Figure 38).
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FRAMING AND FINISHING (continued)
Figure 39
Figure 41
See Horizontal Termination Page 25 and Vertical Termination
Page 27-28.
Figure 40
HORIZONTAL TERMINATION
NOTE: Termination cap should pass through the wall firestop
from the exterior of the building. Adjust the termination
cap to its final exterior position on the building.
Warning: Termination cap must be positioned so that arrow
is pointing up.
Attach the termination cap with the four wood screws provided.
Before attachment of the termination, run a bead of silicone sealant
rated above 250°F on its outside edge too, so as to make a seal
to the exterior wall.
NOTE: Wood screws can and should be replaced with appropriate
fasteners for use on stucco, brick, concrete or other types
of siding.
CAUTION: If exterior walls are finished with vinyl siding, (or
materials that could become discolored or warp) it is necessary
to install the vinyl siding standoff SD-1250.
Vinyl siding standoff SD-1250 will be installed between the vent
termination and the exterior wall. (See Figure 42) This horizontal
vent termination bolts onto the flat portion of the vinyl siding
standoff, so an air space will exist between the wall and the
termination cap.
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Figure 42
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DVVK-5F FLEX VENT INSTRUCTIONS
The DVVK-5F FLEX VENT KIT includes the following components:
• (1) Horizontal Termination Cap
with flue adapter collar
• (1) 4-foot section of Flex vent with spacers (5" flue/8"
• (1) Wall Firestop/Thimble Assembly
outer pipe)
• Hardware pack that includes band clamps and screws
Flex venting can be installed either vertically or horizontally off of the DVP Series fireplaces. When installing a horizontal vent run
from top connections, maintain at least ½" rise for every 12" of vent run. When venting horizontal off the rear vent connections, allow
a minimum rise of 2". Refer to the Figure 42 when mounting termination near vinyl siding.
CAUTION: Always stretch and secure venting with wire or metal strapping to ensure that the horizontal runs do not sag.
If space permits, it is generally easier to attach venting in the top vent configuration.
Because of sharp edges, always use gloves when handling the flex vent components.
Vent connections should overlap a minimum of 1" for proper sealing.
Always follow the general venting requirements for vent terminal location, vent lengths, and clearance to combustible materials.
INSTALLATION
1.
2.
Unpack vent components and check that all items are included.
Check to see that the vent spacer springs are located around the
flue vent at 8" and 12" intervals along its length. See Figure A.
If not, stretch the spacer springs to about 15" long and wrap them
around the flue, then interlock the ends of each spring about 2".
See Figure B. Maintain equal distance between spring spacers.
SPACER
SPRINGS
FLEX OUTER VENT
Figure A
8”
(203 mm)
8”
(203 mm)
7.
8.
Attach the Termination Cap to the outside of the house.
Prior to making the vent connections, apply high temperature
sealant (1000 degree F min.) to the vent connections before
securing with the band clamps provided. Note: the flue pipe end
without the adapter is to be installed to the Termination Cap.
9. Apply sealant to the outside of the flue pipe adapter and connect
to the flex flue pipe. Then insert the adapter into the fireplace
flue. Secure flue adapter to the fireplace flue with a minimum of
two screws provided. See Figure C.
10. Attach the Outer Vent pipe to the 8" dia. Collar on the fireplace
with a large band clamp provided. Sealant may also be used on
the outer vent connections.
11. Check all vent connections for tightness. Make sure horizontal
venting has the proper rise and combustible clearances required.
Refer to venting charts in fireplace instruction manual.
FLEX FLUE PIPE
8” DIA. FLEX
VENT PIPE
8”
(203 mm)
5” DIA. FLUE
ADAPTOR
COLLAR
8” DIA. FIREPLACE
INLET COLLAR
4” FLEX
VENT PIPE
3.
4.
5.
6.
SPACER
SPRING
Figure B
Use existing 8" dia. inlet collar to attach outer vent pipe.
Install the Wall Firestop/Thimble assembly as required through
the wall. Refer to the venting charts in the fireplace manual to
determine the proper height and size of the vent opening. The
minimum opening should be 10" wide by 12" high. The minimum
combustible clearance from the horizontal vent is 1" from sides
and bottom, and 3" above the vent pipe. See Figure D.
In most cases, after determining the length of the vent that is
needed, it may be easier to install the flue and outer vent pipes to
the Termination Cap first, then from the outside, feed the venting
through the wall to the fireplace.
If the venting is to long, trim off any excess vent before attaching
the vent end connectors.
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Figure C
5” DIA. FLEX
FLUE PIPE
BAND CLAMP
APPLY HIGH
TEMPERATURE
SEALANT
Top of Vent
3"(76 mm)
Combustibles NOT
allowed in shaded
area
5” Diameter flue
8” Diameter
intake vent
Figure D
1"(25 mm)
1"
(25 mm)
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VERTICAL TERMINATION
Locate and mark the center point of the venting pipe. Using a nail
on the underside of the roof and drive this nail through this center
point. Make the outline of the roof hole around this center point.
NOTE: Size of the roof hole dimensions depend on the pitch of
the roof. There must be a 1 inch clearance (25mm) to the
vertical pipe sections. This clearance is to all combustible
material.
Cover the opening of the vent pipe and cut and frame the roof hole.
Use framing lumber the same size as the roof rafters and install the
frame securely. Flashing anchored to frame must withstand high
winds. The storm collar is placed over this joint to make a watertight seal. Non-hardening sealant should be used to completely seal
this flashing installation.
2. Remove the cap and shine a flashlight down the vent. Remove
any bird nests or other foreign material.
3. Check for evidence of excessive condensate, such as water
droplets forming in the inner liner and subsequently dripping
out at joints. Condensate can cause corrosion of caps, pipe and
fittings. It may be caused by having excessive lateral runs, too
many elbows and exterior portions of the system being exposed
to cold weather.
4. Inspect joints to verify that no pipe sections or fittings have been
disturbed and, consequently, loosened. Also, check mechanical
supports, such as wall straps or plumbers’ tape for rigidity.
Venting terminal shall not be recessed into a wall or siding.
Determining Minimum Vent Height Above the Roof.
A removable panel or other means must be provided in the enclosure
for visual inspection of the flue connection.
WARNING: Major U.S. building codes specify minimum
chimney and/or vent height above the roof top. These minimum
heights are necessary in the interest of safety. These specifications are summarized in Figure 43.
Slide the vertical top SD-1291 over the ends of the vent pipe and
secure. (See Figure 44)
LOWEST
DISCHARGE
OPENING
VENT CAP
GAS VENT
NOTE: This also pertains to vertical vent systems installed on the
outside of the building.
Installing the Vent System in a Chase
A chase is a vertical box-like structure built to enclose the gas
appliance and/or it’s vent system. Vertical vent runs on the outside
of a building may be, but are not required to be installed inside a
chase.
H
ROOF PITCH IS X/12
H (Min.) - Minimum height from
roof to lowest discharge opening
ROOF PITCH
H (Min.)
Flat to 6/12
12" (305 mm)
6/12 to 7/12
15" (381 mm)
Over 7/12 to 8/12
18" (457 mm)
Over 8/12 to 16/12
24" (610 mm)
Over 16/12 to 21/12
36" (914 mm)
Figure 43
Note that for steep roof pitches, the vent height must be increased.
In high wind conditions, nearby trees, adjoining roof lines, steep
pitched roofs, and other similar factors can result in poor draft,
or down-drafting. In these cases, increasing the vent height may
solve this problem.
General Maintenance
Conduct an inspection of the venting system semi-annually.
Recommended areas to inspect are as follows:
1. Check areas of the venting system which are exposed to the
elements for corrosion. These will appear as rust spots or
streaks and, in extreme cases, holes. These components should
immediately be replaced.
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Figure 44
CAUTION: Treatment of firestop spacers and construction of
the chase may vary with the type of building. These instructions
are not substitutes for the requirements of local building codes.
Therefore, your local building codes must be checked to determine
the requirements for these steps.
NOTE: When installing this vent system in a chase, it is always
good building practice to insulate the chase as you would the
outside walls of your home. This is especially important for cold
climate installations. Upon completion of building your chase
framing, install the vent system by following the instructions in
this manual. Remember to build the chase large enough so that
minimum clearance of combustible materials (including insulation)
to the vent system are maintained.
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VERTICAL TERMINATION (continued)
Reassembly and Resealing Vent Pipe System
Attach vent pipe to inlet and outlet vent adaptor on fireplace in either
the vertical or horizontal position, replace horizontal and vertical
pipe lengths, elbows and horizontal or vertical termination kit.
All vent system components lock into place by sliding the concentric
pipe section with four (4) equally spaced interior beads onto the
appliance collar or previously installed component end with four
(4) equally spaced indented sections. When the internal beads of
each starting outer pipe line up, rotate pipe section clockwise 90°
(approximately 3 inches). The vent pipe is now locked together.
Continue replacing components per the vent system configuration.
Be certain that each succeeding vent component is securely fitted
and locked into the preceding component in the vent system.
Reassembly and Resealing Gas Accumulation Relief System
Glass Frame Assembly and Combustion Chamber
Whenever the glass frame assembly is pivoted open by a delayed
ignition in the main burner, the glass frame assembly gaskets and
combustion chamber must be examined by a qualified service person
for damage. All damaged gaskets on the glass frame assembly and
combustion chamber must be replaced by a qualified service person.
If damage occurs to the combustion chamber, it must be replaced
by a qualified service person. Contact Empire Comfort Systems,
Inc. for replacement parts.
40
12.19
Figure 45
Vertical Through the Roof Applications (Figure 45)
Your Gas Fireplace has been approved for:
a) Vertical installations up to 40 feet in height.
b) Two sets of 45 degree elbow offsets within these vertical
installations. From 0 to a maximum of 8 ft. a vent pipe can be
used between elbows.
c) Wall straps must be used to support offset pipe every 4'.
This application will require that you first determine the roof pitch
and use the appropriate venting components.
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LOG PLACEMENT (3 LOG SET)
Before you begin: If you are installing logs into the DVP42 or
DVP48 model then this fireplace is supplied with a set of three
ceramic fiber logs. Do not handle these logs with your bare hands.
Always wear gloves to prevent skin irritation from ceramic fibers.
After handling logs, wash your hands gently with soap and water
to remove any traces of fiber.
The positioning of logs is critical to safe and clean operation of
this fireplace. Sooting and other problems may result if the logs
are not properly and firmly positioned in the fireplace. Please refer
to Figure 48A, Figure 48B, and Figure 49 and corresponding
WARNING, when completing the following log placement
steps.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Remove top louver, grasp louver, lift and pull forward.
Lower bottom louver, lift and hinge forward.
Release two glass frame spring clamps at bottom of firebox
Place bottom log onto main burner. Align holes on bottom log
with (4) locator pins on burner.
5. Place rear log on rear log shelf. Place rear log so that the locator
holes align with the (2) locator tabs in the log support shelf.
6. Place top branch onto flat area of rear log and over the front
of the bottom log.
7. Place decorative rock in front of grates and sides of main
burner.
Figure 48B
WARNING: Failure to position the parts in accordance
with this diagram or failure to use only parts specifically
approved with this appliance may result in property damage
or personal injury.
Attention: Do not use Figure 48B or Figure 49 to order logs.
Refer to parts view on page 46 and parts list on page 47 and
48 to order logs and/or ember material for your appropriate
fireplace model.
TOP BRANCH
ATTENTION: Do not place decorative rock on logs or on
burner. The decorative rock should only be placed on the
fireplace floor.
REAR LOG
8. After all logs are properly positioned, place small "dime" size
pieces of Rockwool lightly across the front round "blueflame"
ports. Place the ember material (Rockwool pieces) side by side.
Do not stack more than one layer of embers across the burner
ports. See Figure 48A.
BOTTOM LOG
9. Replace glass door onto firebox.
10. Secure the two glass frame spring clamps at bottom of
firebox.
11. Align the tabs on top louver brackets with slots in front posts
to secure top louver.
12. Close bottom louver. Lift slightly to engage the end tabs into
the slots in fireplace sides to close louver panel.
REAR LOG LOCATOR TABS
Figure 49
Figure 48A
EMBER PLACEMENT
BOTTOM LOG LOCATOR PINS
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
750 Millivolt System
The standing pilot (750 millivolt system) is a continuous burning
pilot. The pilot remains ON even when the main burner is OFF.
The OWNER should carefully read and follow these operating
instructions at all times. Lower the door assembly to view the gas
controls for the fireplace.
When you ignite the pilot, the thermopile produces millivolts
(electrical current) which energizes the magnet in the gas valve.
After 30 seconds to 1 minute time period you can release the gas
control knob and the pilot will stay ON. Allow your pilot flame to
operate an additional one (1) to two (2) minutes before you turn the
gas control knob from the PILOT position to the ON position. This
time period allows the millivolts (electrical current) to build-up to
a sufficient level allowing the gas control to operate properly.
Initial Lighting
Upon completing the gas line or turning the gas valve on after it
has been in the “OFF” position, a small amount of air will be in the
lines. When first lighting the fireplace, it will take a few minutes
for the lines to purge themselves of this air. Once the purging is
complete, the fireplace will light and operate satisfactorily.
1. Follow the SAFETY and LIGHTING INSTRUCTIONS for
standing pilot controls found in this manual and on labels found
in control compartment behind the door assembly.
CAUTION: During the initial purging and subsequent lightings,
never allow the gas valve control knob to remain depressed in
the “pilot” position without pushing the piezo ignitor button
at least once every second.
Subsequent lightings of the appliance will not require such purging
if the gas valve is not turned to “OFF.”
Pilot Flame (Figure 51)
The thermopile/thermocouple (standing pilot) tips should be
covered with flame.
2. During the operating season, leave the control valve knob in the
“ON” position. This will allow the pilot flame to remain lit. Turn
the burner flame on or off with the fireplace Remote/OFF/ON
switch, wall switch or remote controls.
NOTE: The gas control valve allows you to increase or decrease the
height of the main burner flame. The control valve has a pressure
regulator with a knob as shown in Figure 50. Rotate the knob
clockwise to “HI” to increase the flame height and counterclockwise
to “LO” to decrease the flame height.
3. When the operating season is over, turn the Remote/OFF/ON
switch to “OFF” and the control valve to “OFF”. The system,
including the pilot light, will be shut down.
HI/LO REGULATOR
Figure 51
CONTROL KNOB
Figure 50
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS (continued)
STANDING PILOT OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Remote/Off/On Switch
The fireplace is equipped with a Remote/OFF/ON switch. A wire
harness is attached to the Remote/OFF/ON switch. The red, black
and green (wires) female push-ons attach to the Remote/OFF/ON
switch. At the opposite end of the wire harness, the black and green
(wires) female push-ons attach to the gas valve. An additional
green wire and the red wire, which are stripped and bare, will attach to one of the accessories that can be purchased for use with
your fireplace.
Operation of REMOTE/OFF/ON Switch with no Accessories
To ignite main burner, turn the control knob on the gas valve from
the PILOT position to the ON position. Turn the Remote/OFF/ON
switch from the OFF position to the ON position. The additional green
wire and red wire, which are stripped and bare are not used.
Wall Switch, FWS-1
Connect the green and red, stripped and bare, wires on the
REMOTE/OFF/ON switch wire harness to the wall switch. Turn
the REMOTE/OFF/ON switch to the Remote position. Pivot the
rocker switch on the FWS-1 to the ON position.
Wall Thermostats (optional)
TRW - Wireless for Millivolt models
TMV - Reed switch for Millivolt models
Battery Operated Remote Controls, FRBC, FBRTC, and
TRW
Connect the green and red, stripped and bare, wires on the
REMOTE/OFF/ON switch wire harness to the remote receiver
that is a component in the remote kit. Turn the REMOTE/OFF/ON
switch to the remote position. Follow instructions included with
the remote to complete installation.
Note: If batteries fail in the remote, and immediate heat is desired,
turn the REMOTE/OFF/ON switch from the REMOTE position
to the ON position.
Electric (120 volt) Operated Remote Control, FREC
Connect the green and red, stripped and bare, wires on the REMOTE/
OFF/ON switch wire harness to the wires on remote receiver that
is a component in the FREC. Turn the REMOTE/OFF/ON switch
to the REMOTE position. Follow instructions in the FREC to
complete installation.
NOTE: If electric (120 colt) fails in FREC, and immediate heat is
desired, turn the REMOTE/OFF/ON switch from the REMOTE
position to the ON position.
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Installation of Remote Receiver
Place remote receiver on the floor of fireplace behind the louver
as far forward as possible.
Attention: The velcro loop and hook are not necessary in this
installation but can be used to secure remote receiver.
Refer to remote control installation and operating instructions for
more details on remote control.
Millivolt Control
The valve regulator controls the burner pressure which should be
checked at the pressure test point. Turn captured screw counter
clockwise 2 or 3 turns and then place tubing to pressure gauge over
test point (Use test point “A” closest to control knob). After taking
pressure reading, be sure and turn captured screw clockwise firmly
to re-seal. Do not over torque. Check for gas leaks.
Millivolt thermopile is self generating. Gas valve does not require
24 volts or 110 volts.
Check System Operation
Millivolt system and all individual components may be checked
with a millivolt meter 0-1000 MV range.
It is important to use wire of a gauge proper for the length of the
wire:
Recommended Wire Gauges
Maximum Length
Wire Gauge
1' to 10'
18
10' to 25'
16
25' to 35'
14
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STANDING PILOT WIRING DIAGRAM
(OPTIONAL) THERMOSTAT
(OPTIONAL) WALL SWITCH
Figure 52
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STANDING PILOT LIGHTING INSTRUCTIONS
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 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.
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. 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.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Stop! Read the safety information above.
Set REMOTE/OFF/ON switch to OFF.
Turn off all electric power to the appliance (if applicable).
Lower bottom louver assembly.
Push in gas control knob slightly and turn clockwise
to "OFF."
REMOTE
OFF
ON
GAS CONTROL KNOB SHOWN
IN "OFF" POSITION
Note: Knob cannot be turned from "PILOT" to "OFF" unless
knob is pushed in slightly. Do not force.
6. Wait ten (10) minutes to clear out any gas. Then smell for gas,
including near the floor. If you then smell gas, STOP! Follow
"B" in the safety information above. If you do not smell gas,
THERMOCOUPLE
go to the next step.
ELECTRODE
THERMOPILE
7. Find pilot - Follow metal tube from gas
PILOT
control. The pilot is behind the burner
on the right side.
8. Turn gas control knob counterclockwise
to "PILOT."
9. Push in control knob all the way and hold in. Repeatedly push
the piezo ignitor button until the pilot is lit. Continue to hold
the control knob in the for about one (1) minute after the pilot is
lit. Release knob, and it will pop back up. Pilot should remain
lit. If it goes out, repeat steps 5 through 9.
• If the control knob does not pop up when released, STOP
and IMMEDIATELY call a qualified service technician
or gas supplier.
• If the pilot will not stay lit after several tries, turn the gas
control knob to "OFF" and call your service technician
or gas supplier.
10. Turn gas control knob counterclockwise
to "ON."
11. Close bottom louver assembly.
12. Turn on all electric power to the appliance (if applicable).
13. Set REMOTE/OFF/ON switch to desired setting.
TO TURN OFF GAS TO FIREPLACE
1.
2.
3.
Set REMOTE/OFF/ON switch to OFF.
Turn off all electric power to the appliance if service is to
be performed (if applicable).
Lower bottom louver assembly.
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4.
5.
Push in gas control knob slightly and turn clockwise
to "OFF." Do not force.
Close bottom louver assembly.
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STANDING PILOT TROUBLESHOOTING
With proper installation and maintenance, your new Direct Vent Gas Fireplace will provide years of trouble-free service. If you do
experience a problem, refer to the Trouble Shooting Guide below. This guide will assist a qualified service person in the diagnosis
of problems and the corrective action to be taken.
1. Spark ignitor will not light pilot after repeated triggering
of piezo ignitor button.
a. Defective ignitor (no spark electrode)
—Check for spark at electrode and pilot; if no spark and
electrode wire is properly connected, replace ignitor.
b. No gas or low gas pressure.
—Check remote shut off valves from fireplace. Usually
there is a valve near the main. There can be more than one
(1) valve between the fireplace and main.
—Low pressure can be caused by a variety of situations
such as a bent line, too narrow diameter of pipe, or low line
pressure. Consult with plumber or gas supplier.
c. No LP in tank.
—Check LP (propane) tank. Refill tank.
2. Pilot will not stay lit after carefully following lighting
instructions.
a. Defective thermocouple.
—Check that pilot flame impinges on thermocouple. Clean
and/or adjust pilot for maximum flame impingement.
—Ensure the thermocouple connection at the gas valve is
fully inserted and tight (hand tight plus 1/4 turn). Faulty
thermocouple if reading is below specified minimum of 15
millivolts.
—Disconnect the thermocouple from the valve, place one
millivolt meter lead wire on the end of the thermocouple
and the other millivolt meter lead wire on the thermocouple
copper wire. Start the pilot and hold the valve knob in. If
the millivolt reading is less than 15 millivolt, replace the
thermocouple.
b. Defective valve.
—If thermocouple is producing more than 15 millivolts,
replace faulty valve.
3. Pilot burning, no gas to burner, valve knob “ON”, REMOTE/
OFF/ON switch “ON.”
a. REMOTE/OFF/ON switch, wall switch, remote control or
wires defective.
—Check REMOTE/OFF/ON switch and wires for proper
connections. Place jumper wires across terminal at switch.
If burner comes on, replace defective switch. If OK, place
jumper wires across switch wires at gas valve-if burner
comes on, wires are faulty or connections are bad.
b. Thermopile may not be generating sufficient millivolts.
—If the pilot flame is not close enough physically to the
thermopile, adjust the pilot flame.
—Be sure the wire connections from the thermopile at the
gas valve terminals are tight and the thermopile is fully
inserted into the pilot bracket.
—Check the thermopile with a millivolt meter. Take the
reading at TH-TP & TP terminals of the gas valve. The
meter should read 350 millivolts minimum, while holding
the valve knob depressed in the pilot position, with the pilot
lit, and the REMOTE/OFF/ON switch in the OFF position.
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4.
5.
6.
7.
Replace the faulty thermopile if the reading is below the
specified minimum.
—With the pilot in the ON position, disconnect the thermopile
leads from the valve. Take a reading at the thermopile leads.
The reading should be 350 millivolts minimum. Replace the
thermopile if the reading is below the minimum.
c. Defective valve.
—Turn valve knob to ON. Place REMOTE/OFF/ON switch
to ON. Check with millivolt meter at thermopile terminals.
Millivolt meter should read greater than 200 millivolts. If the
reading is okay and the main burner does not ignite, replace
the gas valve.
d. Plugged main burner orifice.
—Check main burner orifice for blockage and remove.
Frequent pilot outage problem.
a. Pilot flame may be too high or too low, or blowing (high),
causing pilot safety to drop out.
—Clean and adjust flame for maximum flame impingement on
the thermocouple. Follow lighting instructions carefully.
The pilot and main burner extinguish while in operation.
a. No LP (Propane) in tank.
Check LP (Propane) tank. Refill fuel tank.
b. Inner vent pipe leaking exhaust gases back into system
—Check for leaks.
c. Glass too loose, gasket leaks in corners after usage.
—Be certain glass assembly is installed correctly.
d. Horizontal vent improperly pitched.
—The horizontal vent cap should slope down only enough
to prevent any water from entering the unit. The maximum
downwards slope is 1/4 inch.
e. Bad thermopile or thermocouple.
—Replace if necessary.
f. Improper vent cap installation.
—Check for proper installation and freedom from debris or
blockage.
Glass soots.
a. Flame impingement on logs.
—Check and adjust log position. Contact Empire Comfort
Systems, Inc.
b. Debris around throat of main burner.
—Inspect the opening at the base of the main burner. It is
imperative that NO material be placed in this opening.
Flame burns blue and lifts off main burner.
a. Insufficient oxygen being supplied.
—Check to make sure vent cap is installed properly and free
of debris. Make sure that vent system joints are tight and
have no leaks.
—Check to make sure that no material has been placed at
the main burner base.
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INTERMITTENT PILOT OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
The intermittent pilot (120/24 volt system) is ON when the main
burner is ON. When the main burner is OFF the intermittent pilot
is OFF.
Label all wires prior to disconnection when servicing controls.
Wiring errors can cause improper and dangerous operation.
Verify proper operation after servicing.
The pilot flame should envelop 3/8 to 1/2 inch (10 to 13mm) of
the tip of the flame rod.
Provided on the intermittent pilot wiring harness are two (2) stripped
and bare wires that are labeled THERMOSTAT. The wires will be
used for attachment of 24 volt thermostat, optional FWS-1 wall
switch or will attach into the receiver on an optional FRBC-1,
FRBTC-1 or FREC-1 remote control.
To adjust:
1. Remove the pilot adjustment cover screw.
to
2. Turn the inner adjustment screw clockwise
decrease or counterclockwise
to increase pilot
flame. Pilot adjustment is shipped at full flow rate. Turn
the inner adjustment screw clockwise
if the inlet
pressure is too high.
3. Replace the cover screw after the adjustment to prevent gas
leakage.
Installation of Remote Receiver
Place remote receiver on the floor of fireplace behind the louver
as far forward as possible.
Attention: The velcro loop and hook are not necessary in this
installation but can be used to secure remote receiver.
INTERMITTENT PILOT WIRING DIAGRAM
CAUTION: ALL WIRING SHOULD BE DONE BY A QUALIFIED ELECTRICIAN AND SHALL BE IN COMPLIANCE
WITH ALL LOCAL, CITY AND STATE BUILDING CODES.
BEFORE MAKING THE ELECTRICAL CONNECTION,
MAKE SURE THAT MAIN POWER SUPPLY IS DISCONNECTED. THE 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 (LATEST EDITION).
Figure 55
Figure 54
ELECTRICAL CONNECTION (Figure 55)
The DVP Intermittent Pilot Models with optional fan requires 120
VAC electrical hookup to the electrical box (installed).
The 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, if an external
electrical source is utilized.
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1. To wire Junction Box Receptacle, remove the tab on the side of
the receptacle (hot side) to split receptacle. This will be required
to separate blower and valve circuits.
2. Power for switched and live sides of Duplex Receptacle must
come from the same power source. (One circuit breaker on main
panel must switch all power off.)
3. From the wall box to the fireplace a 3-wire conductor with
ground is recommended, however (2) two-wire conductors
with grounds may be used in place of a 3-wire conductor with
a ground if the black wires from the thermostat and blower
switch are identified.
4. Two wall switches, or a wall switch and thermostat may be used
to activate the two receptacle plugs independently.
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INTERMITTENT PILOT LIGHTING INSTURCTIONS
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 is equipped with an ignition device which
automatically lights the pilot. Do not try to light the pilot by
hand.
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 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.
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. 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.
7. Wait ten (10) 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 above. If you don't smell gas,
go to the next step.
2.Set the thermostat to lowest setting.
3.Turn off all electric power to the appliance.
4. This appliance is equipped with an ignition device which
automatically lights the pilot. Do not try to light the pilot
by hand.
GAS CONTROL KNOB
SHOWN IN "OFF” POSITION.
8. Turn gas control knob counterclockwise
"ON".
to
9. Close louver front assembly.
10. Turn on all electric power to the appliance.
11. Set thermostat to desired setting.
OFF
12.If the appliance will not operate, follow the instructions "TO
TURN OFF GAS TO APPLIANCE" and call your service
technician or gas supplier.
ON
HONEYWELL
5.Lower louver front assembly.
6. Turn gas control knob clockwise
to "OFF."
TO TURN OFF GAS TO APPLIANCE
1. Set the thermostat to lowest setting. (if applicable.)
2. Turn off all electric power to the appliance if service is to be
performed.
3. Open bottom louver assembly.
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4. Turn gas control knob clockwise
force.
5. Close bottom louver assembly.
to "OFF". Do not
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INTERMITTENT PILOT TROUBLESHOOTING
Call Serviceman
Gas Leak Test: Paint pipe joints with rich soap and water
GENERAL: All fireplaces have been fire-tested to check for
solution. Bubbles indicate gas leak. Tighten joints to stop
proper operation. This includes, main burner flame, pilot flame, fan
leak.
operation, fan control, limit control and automatic valve operation.
If the fireplace fails to function on initial installation, it is advisable
STEP 2: Review Normal Operating Sequence and Module
to re-check the following:
Specifications.
1. 115 volts to the junction box.
STEP 3: Reset the Module.
2. Inlet gas pressure.
A. Turn the thermostat to its lowest setting.
3. The 24 volt system.
B. Wait one minute.
4. Type of gas being used and that shown on the rating label.
As you do Steps 4 and 5, watch for points where operation
The Service Department at Empire Comfort Systems, Inc. may be
deviates from normal. Refer to Troubleshooting Chart to
contacted to assist in servicing furnace.
correct problem.
Servicing the Pilot and Main Burners, Pilot Orifice, and Main
STEP 4: Check Safety Lockout Operation.
Burner Orifices: Disconnect the gas supply at the inlet to the
A. Turn gas supply off.
control valve. Then remove the burner door to which the above
B. Set thermostat above room temperature to call for heat.
components are attached.
C. Watch for spark at pilot burner.
S8600H INTERMITTENT IGNITION MODULE
D. Time length of spark operation. Maximum spark time is 90
SPECIFICATIONS
seconds.
Lockout timing is 90 seconds. Ignition timing is until pilot lights
E. Open manual gas cock and make sure no gas is flowing to pilot
or lockout occurs.
or main burner.
F.
Set thermostat below room temperature and wait one minute
Module shuts down and cuts power to gas control on flame failure.
before continuing.
Gas control closes to provide 100 percent lockout on flame failure.
Manual reset required.
STEP 5: Check Normal Operation.
A. Set thermostat above room temperature to call for heat.
ELECTRICAL RATINGS:
B. Make sure pilot lights smoothly when gas reaches the pilot
Voltage and frequency: 20.5 to 28.5V (24V nom.) 60 Hz.
burner.
Current rating: 0.2 A.
C. Make sure main burner lights smoothly without flashback. Make
Valve contact ratings (at 24 Vac):
sure burner operates smoothly without floating or lifting.
Run
Inrush
D. If gas line has been disturbed, complete gas leak test.
Pilot 1.0 A
10.0 A
Gas leak test: Paint gas control gasket edges and all pipe
Main 1.0 A
10.0 A
connections downstream of gas control, including pilot tubing
SPARK GENERATOR OUTPUT: 13kV peak at 25 pf load.
connections, with rich soap and water solution. Bubbles indicate
THERMOSTAT ANTICIPATOR SETTING: 0.2 A plus pilot valve
gas leaks. Tighten joints and screws or replace component to
rating plus main valve rating.
stop gas leak.
THERMOSTAT COMPATIBILITY: Standard models compatible
E. Turn thermostat below room temperature. Make sure main
with all open-close switch type 24 Vac thermostats capable of
burner and pilot flames go out.
supplying rated voltage and current to the module.
AMBIENT TEMPERATURE RATING: Minus 40 F to plus 175
OPERATION
F (minus 40 C to plus 79 C).
Module operation can be conveniently divided into two phases
RELATIVE HUMIDITY RATING: 5 to 90 percent RH at 95 F.
for S8600H. The phases are trial for ignition and main burner
FLAME FAILURE RESPONSE TIME: 0.8 seconds at 1.0 uA
operation.
flame current.
TRIAL FOR IGNITION
FLAME CURRENT: 1 uA, min.
Pilot Ignition
CHECKOUT
Following call for heat (system start on S8600H), the module
Check out the gas control system:
energizes the first main valve operator. The first main valve opens,
1. At initial installation of the appliance.
which allows gas to flow to the pilot burner. At the same time, the
2. As part of regular maintenance procedures.
electronic spark generator in the module produces a 13,000 volt
3. As the first step in troubleshooting.
spark pulse output (at 25 pf load). The voltage generates a spark
4. Any time work is done on the system.
at the igniter-sensor that lights the pilot.
STEP 1: Perform Visual Inspection.
If the pilot does not light, or the pilot flame current is not at least
A. With power off, make sure all wiring connections are clean
1.0 uA and steady, the module will not energize the second main
and tight.
valve and the main burner will not light.
B. Turn on power to appliance and ignition module.
C. Open manual shutoff valves in the gas line to the appliance.
D. Do gas leak test ahead of gas control if piping has been
disturbed.
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INTERMITTENT PILOT TROUBLESHOOTING
Safety Lockout
S8600H provides 100 percent shutoff, or safety lockout. A timer
starts timing the moment the trial for ignition starts. Ignition spark
continues only until the timed trial for ignition period ends. Then
the module goes into safety lockout. Lockout de-energizes the
first main valve operator and closes the first main valve in the gas
control, stopping pilot gas flow. The control system must be reset
by setting the thermostat below room temperature for one minute
or by turning off power to the module for one minute.
Main Burner Operation
When the pilot flame is established, a flame rectification circuit
is completed between the sensor and burner ground. The flame
sensing circuit in the module detects the flame current, shuts off the
spark generator and energizes the second main valve operator. The
second main valve opens and gas flows to the main burner, where
it is ignited by the pilot burner. The flame current also holds the
safety lockout timer in the reset (normal) operating condition.
When the call for heat ends, both main valve operators are
de-energized, and both main valves in the gas control close.
CAUTION: Label all wires prior to disconnection when
servicing controls. Wiring errors can cause improper and
dangerous operation. Verify proper operation after servicing.
S8600H NORMAL OPERATING SEQUENCE
START
Thermostat, Wall Switch,
Remote, Etc. Calls for Heat
STAGE 1
Trial for Ignition
POWER INTERRUPTION
System shuts off. Restarts when
power is restored.
PILOT FLAME FAILURE
Second main operator closes.
Module starts trial for ignition.
Spark Generator Powered
First Valve (Pilot)
Operator Opens
PILOT BURNER OPERATION
Pilot burner lights.
Pilot burner does not light
Module senses flame current.
OR
MODULE
RESPONSE
S8600H
After 90 seconds*pilot valve
closes, spark stops.
* Lockout timing is stamped on module.
STAGE 2
Main Burner
Operation
IF FLAME CURRENT SENSED
Spark generator off
Second valve operator
(Main) opens.
MAIN BURNER OPERATION
Module monitors pilot
flame current.
END
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THERMOSTAT SATISFIED
Valves close. Pilot and
main burners are off.
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Important
1. The following service procedures are provided as a general
guide.
2. Meter readings between gas control and ignition module must
be taken within the trial for ignition period. Once the ignition module locks out, the system must be reset by setting the
thermostat down for at least one minute before continuing.
3. If any component does not function properly, make sure it is
correctly installed and wired before replacing it.
4. The ignition module cannot be repaired. If it malfunctions, it
must be replaced.
5. Only trained, experienced service technicians should service
intermittent pilot systems.
Perform the CHECKOUT steps on page 37 as the first step in
troubleshooting. Then check TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
to pinpoint the cause of the problem. If troubleshooting indicates
an ignition problem, see Ignition System Checks below to isolate
and correct the problem.
Following troubleshooting, perform the CHECKOUT procedure
(page 37 ) again to be sure system is operating normally.
Ignition System Checks
Step 1: Check ignition cable.
Make sure:
A. Ignition cable does not touch any metal surfaces.
B. Ignition cable is no more than 36 inches long.
C. Connections to the ignition module and to the igniter-sensor
are clean and tight.
D. Ignition cable provides good electrical continuity.
Step 2: Check ignition system grounding.
Nuisance shutdowns are often caused by a poor or erratic
ground.
A. A common ground, usually supplied by the pilot burner bracket,
is required for the module and the pilot burner/igniter sensor.
• Check for good metal-to-metal contact between the pilot
burner bracket and the main burner.
• Check the ground lead from GND (BURNER) terminal on
the module to the pilot burner. Make sure connections are
clean and tight. If the wire is damaged or deteriorated, replace
it with No. 14-18 gauge, moisture-resistant, thermoplastic
insulated wire with 105 C (221 F) minimum rating.
• If flame rod or bracket are bent out of position, restore to
correct position.
• Replace pilot burner/igniter sensor if insulator is
cracked.
Step 3: Check spark ignition circuit. You will need a short jumper
wire made from ignition cable or other heavily insulated
wire.
A. Close the manual gas valve.
B. Disconnect the ignition cable at the SPARK terminal on the
module.
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WARNING
When performing the following steps, do not touch stripped
end of jumper or SPARK terminal. The ignition circuit
generates 13,000 volts at 25 pf load and electrical shock
can result.
C. Energize the module and immediately touch one end of the
jumper firmly to the GND terminal on the module. Move the
free end of the jumper slowly toward the SPARK terminal until
a spark is established.
D. Pull the jumper slowly away from the terminal and note the
length of the gap when sparking stops. Check table below.
ARC LENGTH
No arc or arc less
than 1/8 inch.
ACTION
Check external fuse, if
provided.
Verify power and module
input terminal.
Replace module if fuse and
power okay.
Arc 1/8 inch or longer Voltage output is okay.
Step 4: Check pilot flame current.
A. Turn off furnace at thermostat.
B. Disconnect main valve wire from the TH or MV terminal on
the gas control.
C. Disconnect ground wire from GND (BURNER) terminal at
module.
D. Connect a meter (dc microamp scale) in series with the ground
lead.
• Disconnect ground lead from GND terminal on ignition
module.
• Connect the black (negative) meter lead to the ignition
module GND (BURNER) terminal.
• Connect the red (positive) meter lead to the free end of the
ground lead.
E. Set thermostat to call for heat. The spark will light the pilot but
the main burner will not light because the main valve actuator
is disconnected.
F. Read the meter. The flame sensor current must be steady and
at least 1.0 uA.
G. If the reading is less than the minimum or unsteady,
• Make sure pilot flame envelopes 3/8 to 1/2 inch of the flame
rod.
• If necessary, adjust pilot flame by turning the pilot adjustment
screw on the gas control clockwise to decrease or counterclockwise to increase pilot flame. Following adjustment,
always replace pilot adjustment cover screw and tighten
firmly to assure proper gas control operation.
• Check for cracked ceramic insulator, which can cause short
to ground, and replace igniter-sensor if necessary.
• Make sure electrical connections are clean and tight. Replace
damaged wire with moisture-resistant No. 18 wire rated for
continuous duty up to 105 C (221 F).
H. Remove meter and reconnect all wires. Return system to
normal operation before leaving job.
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INTERMITTENT PILOT TROUBLESHOOTING (continued)
S8600H TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
START
Turn gas supply off
Turn thermostat to
call for heat.
Power to module.
(24 VAC nominal)
Note: Before troubleshooting, familiarize yourself with the startup
and checkout procedure.
No
Check line voltage power, low voltage transformer limit control,
thermostat and wiring.
Yes
Spark across
ignitor/sensor gap.
No
Yes
Pull ignition lead and
check spark at ignition
stud.
Spark okay?
Yes
No
Replace module.
• Check ignition cable, ground wiring, ceramic insulator,
and gap, and correct.
• Check boot of the ignition cable for signs of melting or
buckling. Take protective action to shield cable and boot
from excessive temperatures.
Turn gas supply on.
Pilot burner lights?
No
Yes
Spark stops when
pilot is lit?
No
No
Yes
System runs until
call for heat ends?
Troubleshooting ends.
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Check for 24 VAC across MV-MV/PV terminals. If no voltage,
replace module.
Check electrical connections between module and gas control.
If okay, replace gas control.
Note: If S8600H goes into lockout, reset system.
No
Check continuity of ignition cable and ground wire. Note: If
ground is poor or erratic, shutdowns may occur occasionally
even though operation is normal at the time of checkout.
If checks are okay, replace module.
No
Check for proper thermostat operation.
Remove MV lead at module: If valve closes, recheck
thermostat and wiring. If not, replace gas control.
Yes
Call for heat ends.
System shuts off?
Note: If S8600H goes into lockout, reset system.
Check continuity of ignition cable and ground wire.
Check that pilot flame covers electrode.
Adjust pilot flame current. Minimum signal should read 1.0
microamp.
If problem persists, replace module.
Yes
Main burner lights?
• Check that all manual gas valves are open. Supply tubing
And pressures are good, and pilot burner orifice is not blocked.
• Check electrical connections between module and pilot
Operator on gas control.
Check for 24 VAC across PV - MV/PV terminals on module.
If voltage is okay, replace gas control. If not, replace module.
Repeat procedure until troublefree operation is obtained.
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RF STANDING PILOT OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Features
• Self powered millivolt receiver/valve
• Thermostat performance
• Auto mode
• Self powered millivolt control
• Integrated Valve Electronics
• Failure analysis
• Pilotstat interlock
• F or C temperature units
Benefits
• No external power or batteries required to operate valve and flame modulation
• Flame cycles and modulates such that heat output equals heat loss from the room
• Flame & fan are controlled automatically
• No external power required to control gas valve and flame modulation
• No electronics, rheostat, or limit installation required
• Troubleshooting with information from LED
• When valve is turned off, power unit must drop out before pilot can be relit
• Display local temperature units
Please review and retain the instructions included with the RF Transmitter. It provides additional information and details
concerning the operational procedures and functions for the RF Remote Control.
Functions
• Flame powered system
• Flame powered flame modulation
• Electronics integrated into valve to provide thermostat, flame, and fan functions with RF commands
• Temperature compensated RF receiver
• Main burner goes to "high" when manual switch is set on "local"
• Fan powered by 120 vac
Transmitter Signal
• When the transmitter is in the Auto mode, a signal is sent every 10 minutes if there is a change in the room temperature
• When the transmitter is in the On or Off modes, a signal is also sent every 10 minutes with the status of On or Off condition
• The transmitter will work at a minimum of 25 feet from the receiver
• Make sure antennae is not touching metal and is horizontal. Refer to Figure 56.
Receiver Shutdown of Burner
• In the remote, auto mode the valve shuts off if it does not receive a signal within 3 hours from the transmitter
• In the local mode the valve does not shut off
• In the remote, manual mode the valve shuts off if it does not receive a signal within 6 hours from the transmitter
Thermopiles
• The negative leads (white) must be connected to the terminals with the one white dot marked next to them
• Each thermopile must provide at least 500 mV open circuit voltage
• If output is erratic, check thermopile for intermittent shorts
LED Troubleshooting
Note: In normal operation, LED blinks once every two seconds; also, LED will be on for one second after every valid command
received by the RV8310D; these are not error codes.
Failure codes (see Table) can occur anytime after the pilot burner is lit. Failure code timing is 1/4 second on, 1/2 second off.
Sequence is failure code followed by LED not blinking for four seconds.
In the event of multiple failure codes, the next failure code follows the previous failure code by approximately three seconds.
Code
Service Action
8
Replace valve
7
Confirm stepper motor connection exists
4
Fuel conversion plug missing or has poor connection (RV8310E only)
3
Replace thermopile with Q313
2
Device too hot. Check application
1
None required. This is normal operation and indicates the control is powered
For additional Standing Pilot Troubleshooting refer to Page 34
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RF TRANSMITTER FUNCTIONS
FIRST USE OF TRANSMITTER
Status
Action
Begin communication between transmitter and receiver/valve.
Move LOCAL/REMOTE Switch to LOCAL position for at least two
seconds; then move switch to the REMOTE position.
Transmit unique code.
Press Fan or Flame key within 30 seconds.
Confirm recognition between transmitter and receiver/valve.
Observe LED turns on for one second.
Chose Remote or Local operation.
Move LOCAL/REMOTE switch to LOCAL or leave in REMOTE.
Operation in the Remote Position
AUTO Mode
With the control in the AUTO mode, the flame in the main burner will turn on, off, or change height based on the heat needed to maintain the set temperature.
Status
Action
Set to AUTO.
Press MODE button until mode is AUTO.
Change set temperature.
Press UP or DOWN key to change set temperature.
Flame.
Automatically changes.
Fan.
Automatically changes.
To Set Delay Timer.
Press TIME key followed by either an UP or DOWN arrow key.
CAUTION
Properly Damage Hazard.
Excessive heat can cause property damage.
In AUTO mode, the main burner will cycle indefinitely to maintain the set temperature. Keep the transmitter in a heated living space to make sure that the main
burner is not on continuously.
On Mode
When the control is in the ON mode, the flame and fan levels and the delay timer are changed with the UP and DOWN arrow keys.
Status
Action
Set to ON.
Press MODE button until mode is ON.
Flame.
Press FLAME button and press UP or DOWN arrow key to change flame
height.
Fan.
Press FAN button and press UP or DOWN arrow key to change fan speed.
Delay Time.
Press DELAY TIMER button and press UP or DOWN key to change timer.
OFF Mode
Press MODE until mode is OFF.
The flame in the main burner will turn off and the room temperature
will be displayed in the remote window.
Operation in the LOCAL Mode.
NOTE: Remote/Local switch on the receiver/valve must be in the LOCAL position.
FAN
Flame height and fan speed both go to the highest position.
In LOCAL mode, to turn flame on/off, rotate manual knob from ON to
PILOT position.
Other Functions:
Change between Fahrenheit and Celsius temperature units.
Press UP and DOWN arrow keys at the same time and hold for at least
three seconds.
Fan Override during AUTO Mode.
Press FAN button, and press UP or DOWN arrow key to change the fan
speed.
Disable thermostat function in the AUTO Mode
Press the TIME, DOWN and FLAME arrow keys at the same time and hold
for at least three seconds.
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RF WIRING DIAGRAM
WIRING DIAGRAM WITH BLOWER
Figure 56
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RF STANDING PILOT LIGHTING INSTRUCTIONS
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 around the appliance area
for gas. Be sure to smell next to the floor because some
gas in 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 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 can not 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. 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.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
STOP! Read the safet information above.
Turn off all electric power to the appliance (if
applicable).
Lower louver front assembly.
Push in gas control knob slightly and turn clockwise
to "OFF".
NOTE: Knob cannot be
turned from "PILOT"
to "OFF" unless knob
is pushed in slightly. Do
not force.
Wait ten (10) 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 above. If you
do not smell gas, go to the
next step.
Find pilot - follow metal
tube from gas control.
The pilot is behind the
middle log on the right
side.
7.
8.
to
Turn gas control knob counterclockwise
"PILOT".
Push in control knob all the way and hold in. Immediately
light the pilot with the Piezo Pilot ignitor or use a match.
Continue to hold the control knob in until LED blinks (one
brief blink every two seconds). Holding time is about one
(1) minute after the pilot is lit. Release knob, and it will
pop back up. Pilot should remain lit. If it goes out, repeat
steps 4 through 8.
If knob does not pop up when released, stop and
immediately call a qualified service technician or gas
supplier.
If the pilot will not stay lit after several tries, turn the gas
control knob to "OFF" and call your service technician
or gas supplier.
9. Turn gas control knob counterclockwise
to
"ON".
10. Close louver front assembly.
11. Turn on all electric power to the appliance (if
applicable).
TO TURN OFF GAS TO APPLIANCE
1.
2.
Turn off all electric power to the appliance if service is to
be performed (if applicable).
Lower louver front assembly.
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3.
4.
Push in gas control knob slightly and turn clockwise
to "OFF". Do not force.
Close louver front assembly.
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MAINTENANCE AND SERVICE
Please Note
It is normal for appliances fabricated of steel to give off
some expansion and/or contraction noise during the start
up or cool down cycle. Similar noises are found with your
furnace heat exchanger or car engine.
3. Under no circumstances should this appliance be operated without
the glass front or with a broken glass front. Replacement of the
glass (with gasket) as supplied by the manufacturer should be
done by a qualified service person.
4. Do not abuse the glass by striking or hitting the glass.
It is not unusual for your gas fireplace to give off some odor the
first time it is burned. This is due to the curing of the paint and any
undetected oil from the manufacturing process.
WARNING: Do not use abrasive cleaners on glass. Do not
attempt to clean glass when glass is hot.
Please ensure that your room is well ventilated - open all
windows.
It is recommended that you burn your fireplace for at least six
(6) hours the first time you use it. If optional fan kit has been
installed, place fan in the “OFF” position during this time.
IMPORTANT: Turn off gas before servicing appliance. It is
recommended that a qualified service person perform these checkups at the beginning of each heating season.
• Clean Burner and Control Compartment
Keep the control compartment, logs, and burner areas surrounding
the logs clean by vacuuming or brushing at least twice a year.
Cleaning Procedure
1. Turn off pilot light at gas valve.
2. Remove glass front. (See Glass Removal)
3. Vacuum burner compartment.
4. Reinstall glass front.
5. Ignite pilot. (See Lighting Instructions)
6. Operate the pilot burner. If it appears abnormal call a service
person.
Glass Removal and Replacement (Figure 57)
1. Remove top louver, grasp louver and pull forward.
2. Lower bottom louver.
3. Release two glass frame clamps at bottom of firebox.
4. Remove glass frame.
5. Place glass frame onto firebox.
6. Attach two glass frame clamps at bottom of firebox.
7. Align clips on top louver with slots on front posts. Replace top
louver into fireplace.
8. Close bottom louver.
Figure 57
• Check Vent System
The appliance and venting system should be inspected before
initial use and at least annually by a qualified service person.
Inspect the external vent cap on a regular basis to make sure
that no debris is interfering with the air flow.
Glass Cleaning
It will be necessary to clean the glass periodically. During start-up
condensation, which is normal, forms on the inside of the glass and
causes lint, dust and other airborne particles to cling to the glass
surface. Also initial paint curing may deposit a slight film on the
glass. It is therefore recommended that the glass be cleaned two or
three times with a non-abrasive household cleaner and warm water
(we recommend gas fireplace glass cleaner). After that the glass
should be cleaned two or three times during each heating season
depending on the circumstances present.
General Glass Information
Warning: Do not operate appliance with the glass front
removed, cracked or broken. Replacement of the glass should
be done by a licensed or qualified service person.
Only glass approved for use by the manufacturer in fireplace may
be used for replacement. The glass replacement should be done by
a licensed or qualified service person.
WARNING:
1. The use of substitute glass will void all product warranties.
2. Care must be taken to avoid breakage of the glass.
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Louver Removal and Installation
1. Remove top louver, grasp louver and pull forward.
2. Lower bottom louver.
3. Align clips on top louver with slots on front posts. Replace top
louver into fireplace.
4. Close bottom louver.
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PARTS VIEW
1
16
2
7
19
3
4
8
5
9 11
11
6
17
12
10
12
20
18
12
21
13
14
12
15*
24
22c
27
30
31
32
33
33
32
32
34
35
39b
40
RF VALVE BURNER ASSEMBLY
43
47
41
MILLIVOLT BURNER ASSEMBLY
42
36c
37a
39a
37b
38
36a
34
38
36b
37c
34
30
31
29
30
31
33
28
27
28
29
29
23
23
27
23
28
26
22a
26
22b
26
24
24
15
50
44
45
INTERMITTENT PILOT BURNER ASSEMBLY
51
46
48
49
52
LOG SET ASSEMBLY
BLOWER ASSEMBLY - RF MODELS
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PARTS LIST
INDEX
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22a
22a
22b
22b
22c
22c
23
24
PART NUMBER
DVP42
DVP48
R-7654
R-7654
17426
17426
R-7567
R-7567
R-7573
R-7573
17363
17363
M170
M170
17142
17142
R-7575
R-7575
17430
17430
R-7574
R-7574
17247
17247
10554
10554
17162
17162
R-3492
R-3492
17357
17357
17445
17446
17804
17805
17381
17447
17187
17210
17190
17213
17188
17211
R-7612
R-7612
R-7611
R-7611
R-5747
R-5747
R-5748
R-5748
R-6116
R-6116
R-6117
R-6117
M173
M173
11269
11269
DESCRIPTION
FLUE INSULATION
FLUE INSULATION RETAINER
INLET VENT ADAPTOR
INLET VENT GASKET
FLUE OUTLET ASSEMBLY
FLUE CONNECTOR GASKET
VENT COVER PLATE
VENT COVER PLATE GASKET
FLUE COVER PLATE
FLUE OUTLET GASKET
TOP STANDOFF (2 REQUIRED)
NAILING FLANGE (4 REQUIRED)
JUNCTION BOX ASSEMBLY
RECEPTACLE, 3 - PRONG
JUNCTION BOX SHIELD
TOP SHIELD
INNER TOP HEAT SHIELD
BAFFLE, FLUE VENT
LOUVER ASSEMBLY - UPPER
GLASS DOOR FRAME ASSEMBLY
LOUVER ASSEMBLY - LOWER
PILOT, SIT GAS (NAT)
PILOT, SIT GAS (LP)
PILOT, INTERMITTENT GAS (NAT)
PILOT, INTERMITTENT GAS (LP)
PILOT, RF GAS (NAT)
PILOT, RF GAS (LP)
PILOT GASKET
GAS LINE BRACKET
Use Only Manufacturer’s Replacement Parts. Use of Any Other Parts Could Cause Injury Or Death.
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PARTS LIST (continued)
INDEX
NO.
26
27
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36a
36a
36b
36b
36c
36c
37a
37b
37c
38
39a
39b
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
PART NUMBER
DVP42
DVP48
P200
P200
P203
P213
P185+
P250
R-5676
R-5676
11499
11499
11377
11377
17370
17386
17368
17385
17369
17369
R-2423+
R-2423+
R-1109+
R-1109+
R-7577
R-7577
R-7578
R-7578
R-5745
R-5745
R-5746
R-5746
R-6114
R-6114
R-6115
R-6115
17161
17161
17795
17795
17796
17796
16223
16223
R-3435
R-3435
R-5751
R-5751
R-2708+
R-2708+
R-3436+
R-3436+
R-1995+
R-1995+
R-5160
R-5160
R-1616+
R-1616+
R-721+
R-721+
18858
18858
R-7731
R-7731
R-7831
R-7831
R-7643
R-7643
R-7642
R-7642
R-7641
R-7641
DESCRIPTION
ORIFICE FITTING
ORIFICE (NAT)
ORIFICE (LP)
AIR SHUTTER
BURNER BRACKET LEFT
BURNER BRACKET RIGHT
SLOPE BURNER
BURNER BASE PLATE ASSEMBLY
TUBING ASSEMBLY
MALE CONNECTOR
BUSHING, FLUSH TYPE (IP ONLY)
VALVE, SIT GAS (NAT)
VALVE, SIT GAS (LP)
VALVE, INTERMITTENT PILOT GAS (NAT)
VALVE, INTERMITTENT PILOT GAS (LP)
VALVE, RF GAS (NAT)
VALVE, RF GAS (LP)
VALVE BRACKET (SIT)
VALVE BRACKET (IP)
VALVE BRACKET (RF)
SPRING LATCH ASSEMBLY
WIRING HARNESS (SIT)
WIRING HARNESS (IP)
PIEZO IGNITOR
REMOTE OFF/ON SWITCH
TRANSFORMER (IP)
TRANSFORMER CORD SET (IP)
CONTROL MODULE (IP)
WIRING ASSEMBLY (IP)
AIR DEFLECTOR (RF)
BLOWER BASE (RF)
BLOWER MOTOR ASSEMBLY (RF)
BLOWER CORD SET (RF)
TOP LOG - TWIG
REAR LOG
MAIN LOG
Use Only Manufacturer’s Replacement Parts. Use of Any Other Parts Could Cause Injury Or Death.
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FBB4 OPTIONAL VARIABLE SPEED BLOWER INSTALLATION
Attention:
Install blower assembly before connecting gas inlet
supply line
Note: Junction box on right side of fireplace must be pre-wired at
time of fireplace installation for use with blower assembly.
It is recommended that an ON/OFF wall switch be installed
that will activate the power supply to the furnace by a
qualified electrician.
1.
2.
3.
4.
If installed, turn OFF gas supply to fireplace.
If applicable, turn OFF electric supply to fireplace.
Lower bottom louver on fireplace.
Refer to page 51, "Junction Box Wiring Installation
Instructions" to complete wiring of junction box.
Attention:
If installed, do not damage gas inlet supply line
when blower assembly is inserted into fireplace. If
necessary, remove gas inlet supply line.
5. Insert blower assembly into interior, bottom of fireplace.
Position blower assembly behind gas valve, align notch on
back of blower assembly with center screw on fireplace back
and push blower assembly against fireplace back. The magnets
on the back and bottom of blower assembly will sufficiently
hold blower assembly in place.
6. Position speed control box to the right of gas valve. Attach
speed control box to bottom of fireplace. The magnets on
bottom of speed control box will sufficiently hold speed
control box in place.
7. With base (flush face) of fan control switch facing upward,
insert base of fan control switch under the mounting tabs on
valve bracket. The base (flush face) of fan control switch must
be in contact with bottom of firebox.
8. Insert power cord plug into junction box.
9. Close bottom louver on fireplace.
10. Installation of FBB4 optional variable speed blower assembly
is completed.
Wiring
The 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, if an external
electrical source is utilized. This appliance is equipped with a
three-prong [grounding] plug for your protection against shock
hazard and should be plugged directly into a properly grounded
three-prong receptacle. Do not cut or remove the grounding prong
from this plug. For an ungrounded receptacle, an adapter, which
has two prongs and a wire for grounding, can be purchased,
plugged into the ungrounded receptacle and its wire connected
to the receptacle mounting screw. With this wire completing the
ground, the appliance cord plug can be plugged into the adapter
and be electrically grounded.
Caution: Label all wires prior to disconnection when
servicing controls. Wiring errors can cause improper
and dangerous operation. Verify proper operation after
servicing.
Blower Motor
The blower motor does not have oiling holes. Do not attempt to
oil the blower motor.
Blower Wheels
The blower wheels will collect lint and could require periodic
cleaning. If the air output decreases or the noise level increases,
it indicates a dirty blower wheel. Remove fan and clean blower
wheels.
Warning: Unplugging of blower accessory will not stop the
heater from cycling. To turn off gas to the heater (millivolt
model): push in gas control knob slightly and turn clockwise
to "OFF." Do not force. To turn off gas on direct ignition
model, turn gas line valve to "OFF."
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SEE NOTE*
FAN SWITCH
FAN KIT
VALVE BRACKET
JUNCTION BOX
SPEED CONTROL
SWITCH HOLDER
(TOP OF VALVE BRACKET)
*Note: Refer to Junction Box wiring instructions
on page 51 for proper operation.
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FBB4 OPTIONAL VARIABLE SPEED BLOWER INSTALLATION
JUNCTION BOX
1
FBB4
B L O W E R A S S E M B LY
COMPLETE
2
R7649
FAN CONTROL
3
R4192
SPEED CONTROL KNOB
4
R4186
SPEED CONTROL
110 VOLT AC
FAN
BLACK
FAN
SWITCH
WHITE
SPEED
CONTROL
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GROUND
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JUNCTION BOX WIRING INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
CAUTION: ALL WIRING SHOULD BE DONE BY A QUALIFIED ELECTRICIAN AND SHALL BE IN COMPLIANCE
WITH ALL LOCAL, CITY AND STATE BUILDING CODES. BEFORE MAKING THE ELECTRICAL CONNECTION,
MAKE SURE THAT MAIN POWER SUPPLY IS DISCONNECTED. THE 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 (LATEST EDITION).
*
A factory installed junction box is located on the lower right side of the
fireplace. Wiring must be fed to the junction box and attached to the
receptacle that is provided. Leave approximately 6" of wire in the junction
box for connection.
Attach black wire to one side of the receptacle and white wire to opposite
side of receptacle. The ground wire should be attached to the green
(ground) screw.
Install the receptacle into the junction box. Attach cover plate.
*Note: For intermittent pilot models, refer to wiring instructions on page 35.
OPTIONAL BRICK LINER INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
1. Using gloves, unpack liner components and check for damaged
or missing components.
2. Lower bottom louver and remove upper louver on fireplace.
3. Remove glass frame assembly from fireplace.
4. Remove rear logs from burner assembly.
5. Place brick panel (rear) against rear wall in fireplace.
Note: The top edge will have a half-moon cutout relief to match
up with the rear flue vent hole.
6. While holding finished edge on brick panel (side), place brick
panel (sides) against side walls in fireplace. Move side panels
rearward until the back edge meets the rear brick panel. Slide
side brick panels down so they rest on firebox bottom.
7. Align grout lines on top brick panel with the grout lines on the
side brick panels. Place the top brick panel into brick panel
holder. With needle-nose pliers, carefully bend hold-down tabs
on brick panel holder over the edges of the top brick panel.
The hold-down tabs will securely hold the top brick panel in
place.
8. Replace rear logs onto burner assembly. (Refer to log placement,
page 29.)
9. Attach glass frame assembly onto fireplace.
10. Raise bottom louver and replace top louver onto fireplace.
11. Installation of optional brick liner is complete.
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ACCESSORIES
The following accessory parts can be obtained from your Empire Comfort Systems dealer. If you need additional information
beyond what your dealer can furnish, contact Empire Comfort Systems Inc., Nine Eighteen Freeburg Ave., Belleville, Illinois
62220-2623.
Accessory
Description
Model Number
Variable Speed
Fan Kit
This fan kit was designed to provide forced air flow.
(Note: For use with Millivolt and intermittent pilot models FBB4
only. "RF" Fireplace models are equipped with blower
assembly.)
Simulated Brick Panels
The simulated brick panels were designed to enhance DVP3DH(DVP42)
the appearance of your fireplace, imitating the look of DVP4DH(DVP48)
authentic masonry.
HERRINGBONE
Simulated Brick Panels
The simulated brick panels were designed to enhance DVP3DA(DVP42)
the appearance of your fireplace, imitating the look of DVP4DA(DVP48)
authentic masonry.
AGED BRICK
DECORATIVE ACCESSORIES
Decorative Louver Mission
Decorative Frame Rectangle
with hinges
Decorative Frame Arch
with hinges
Decorative Frame Arch without
hinges only Black
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Decorative Louver Arch
Decorative Door Leaf Rectangle
Decorative Door Leaf Arch
Window Trim
Decorative Louver Leaf
Decorative Door Mission Rectangle
Decorative Door Plain Rectangle
Decorative Door Mission Arch
Decorative Door Plain Arch
STD Louvers 45 Deg
Outside Frame Kits
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SERVICE NOTES
HOW TO ORDER REPAIR PARTS
Parts can be ordered only through your service person or dealer. For best results, the service person or dealer should order parts through
the distributor. Parts can be shipped directly to the service person/dealer.
All parts listed in the Parts List have a Part Number. When ordering parts, first obtain the Model Number from the name plate on your
equipment. Then determine the Part Number (not the Index Number) and the Description of each part from the following appropriate
illustration and list. Be sure to give all this information.
Fireplace Number
Part Description
Fireplace Serial Number
Part Number
Type of Gas (Propane or Natural)
Do not order bolts, screws, washers or nuts. They are standard hardware items and can be purchased at any local hardware store.
Shipments contingent upon strikes, fires and all causes beyond our control.
Empire Comfort Systems, Inc. Nine Eighteen Freeburg Ave. Belleville, Illinois 62222-2623
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Empire Comfort Systems, Inc.
918 Freeburg Ave. Belleville, IL 62220
PH: 618-233-7420 or 800-851-3153
FAX: 618-233-7097 or 800-443-8648
info@empirecomfort.com
www.empirecomfort.com
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