Vermont Casting 1695 Gas Heater User Manual

Vermont Casting 1695 Gas Heater User Manual
The Intrepid
Multi-Fuel Heater*
Model 1695
Homeowner’s
Installation
and Operating
Manual
SAFETY NOTICE: IF THIS APPLIANCE IS NOT PROPERLY INSTALLED, OPERATED AND
MAINTAINED, A HOUSE FIRE MAY RESULT.
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TO REDUCE THE
RISK OF FIRE, FOLLOW THE INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS. FAILURE TO
FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS
MAYCover
RESULT IN PROPERTY DAMAGE, BODILY INJURY OR EVEN
Intrepid Multi
DEATH. CONTACT
1/01LOCAL BUILDING OFFICIALS ABOUT RESTRICTIONS AND INSTALLATION
INSPECTION REQUIREMENTS IN YOUR AREA.
*The models outlined in these installation instructions are for export outside of North America.
Do Not Discard This Manual: Retain for Future Use
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Welcome
Congratulations on your choice of a Vermont Castings Intrepid Multi-Fuel Heater. With this purchase, you
made a commitment to make the hearth a place of warmth, beauty and comfort in your home. At Vermont
Castings we share that joy and appreciation for the hearth, and we show it in all our cast-iron stoves and fireplaces.
As you become acquainted with your new stove, you will find the aesthetic appeal of cast iron is matched by
its superb capacity to absorb and radiate heat.
Also, Vermont Castings products are among the cleanest-burning wood stoves and fireplaces available today.
And, as an owner of a Vermont Castings stove, you are making a strong statement for pollution-free energy.
But clean burning depends on both the manufacturer and the operator. Please read this manual carefully to
understand how to properly operate your stove.
At Vermont Castings, we are equally committed to your satisfaction as a customer and that is why we maintain
an exclusive network of the finest dealers in the industry. Chosen for their expertise and dedication to customer service, our dealers are factory-trained and know each Vermont Castings products in detail. Feel free to
contact your Authorized Vermont Castings Dealer anytime you have question about your stove or its performance.
We have built your Intrepid Multi-fuel stove with the utmost care. With normal use and proper care, it will provide you with many years of service.
This manual contains valuable instructions on the installation and operation of your Vermont Castings stove.
You will also find useful information on assembly and maintenance procedures. We urge you to read the
manual thoroughly and to keep it as a reference.
Sincerely,
All of us at CFM Corporation
Save These Instructions For Future Reference
Table of Contents
Specifications .................................... 3
Installation ......................................... 4
Clearance Charts ............................. 13
Assembly ......................................... 17
Operation ......................................... 18
Draft Management ........................... 22
Maintenance .................................... 25
Parts List .......................................... 29
Proposition 65 Warning: Fuels used in gas, woodburning or oil fired appliances, and the products of
combustion of such fuels, contain chemicals known
to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects and other reproductive harm.
California Health & Safety Code Sec. 25249.6
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Ask your Vermont Castings dealer how these
installation accessories can enhance the versatility,
appearance, and safety of your Intrepid Stove.
• Bottom Heat Shield
• Rear Heat Shield
• Chimney connector heat shields
• Heavy-gauge enamel pipe to match the
stove’s color
• Warming shelves, in plain black or matching
enamel colors
• Spark screen for open-fireplace use
• Short legs
• Outside air kit
• Mobile-home kit.
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Specifications
Intrepid Multi-Fuel, Model 1695, 1696, 1697
Range of heat output ........................2.42 kw - 7.83 kw1
Maximum heat output ........................................ 7.3 kw1
Area heated ..................... Up to 1000 sq. ft. (92 sq. m)2
Fuel size/type ...................................16” (406 mm) logs
Loading .......................................................Front or Top
Chimney Connector .................... 6” (152 mm) diameter
Chimney Flue size ......................6” (152 mm) minimum
Flue exit position ....................... Reversible, top or rear
Primary air ... Manually set, thermostatically maintained
Ash handling system ..................... Removable ash pan
Glass panels ........................ High-temperature ceramic
Weight ................................................. 223 lbs. (101kg)
Width (leg to leg) .................................. 21¹⁄₂” (546 mm)
Depth (leg to leg) .................................. 13³⁄₄” (349 mm)
Height to top of flue collar
With regular legs ...................25” (635 mm) top exit
............................................ 24” (610 mm) rear exit
With optional short legs .........21” (533 mm) top exit
......................................... 19³⁄₄” (502 mm) rear exit
this value can vary depending on how the stove is
operated, the type and moisture content of the fuel
used, as well as the design, construction, and climatic
location of your home. Figures shown are based on
maximum fuel consumption obtained under laboratory
conditions and on average efficiencies.
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These values are based on operation in building codeconforming homes under typical winter climate conditions in New England. If your home is of nonstandard
construction (e.g., unusually well-insulated, not insulated, built underground, etc.) or if you live in a more
severe or more temperate climate, these figures may
not apply. Since so many variables affect performance,
consult your Vermont Castings Company authorized
dealer to determine realistic expectations for your
home.
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20"
(508 mm)
DRAWINGS NOT TO SCALE
21���"
(546 mm)
21���"
(540 mm)
18"
(457 mm)
21���"
(540 mm)
1���"
(32 mm)
CL
25"
(635 mm)
25���"
(641 mm)
21"
(533 mm)
Top exit
flue collar
height
7���"
(181 mm)
21���"
(546 mm)
13���"
(349 mm)
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Installation
SAFETY NOTICE: IF YOUR STOVE IS NOT PROPERLY INSTALLED, A HOUSE FIRE MAY RESULT.
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE, FOLLOW THE
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS. CONTACT LOCAL
BUILDING OR FIRE OFFICIALS ABOUT RESTRICTIONS AND INSTALLATION INSPECTION REQUIREMENTS IN YOUR AREA.
Before you begin an installation, review your plans to
see that:
•
Your stove and chimney connector will be far
enough from combustible material to meet all
clearance requirements.
•
The floor protector is large enough and is constructed properly to meet all requirements.
•
You have all necessary permits from local authorities.
Your local building official is the final authority for approving your installation as safe and determining that it
meets local and state codes.
The metal label permanently attached to the back of
every Vermont Castings stove indicates that the stove
has been tested to current ULC standards, and gives
the name of the testing laboratory. Clearance and installation information also is printed on the label. When
the stove is installed according to the information both
on the label and in this manual, local authorities in most
cases will accept the label as evidence that the installation meets codes and can be approved.
However, codes vary in different areas. Before starting
the installation, review your plans with the local building
authority. You local dealer can provide any additional
information needed.
For any unresolved installation issues, refer to CSA
CAN-B365 Installation Code for Solid Fuel Burning
Appliances and Equipment. These standards are the
basis for many national codes. They are nationally
recognized and are accepted by most local authorities.
Your local dealer or your local building official may have
a copy of these regulations.
IMPORTANT: FAILURE TO FOLLOW THESE INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS MAY RESULT IN A
DANGEROUS SITUATION, INCLUDING A CHIMNEY
OR HOUSE FIRE. FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS
EXACTLY, AND DO NOT ALLOW MAKESHIFT COMPROMISES TO ENDANGER PROPERTY AND PERSONAL SAFETY.
Outside Air
In some modern, super-insulated homes, there is not
enough air for combustion because of insufficient air
infiltration into the building. Such air enters a home
through unsealed cracks and openings. Kitchen or bath
exhaust fans can compete with the stove for available
air and compound the problem.
When poor draft is caused by a low infiltration rate,
opening a ground floor window on the windward side
of the house and in the vicinity of the stove will usually
alleviate the problem.
Another solution is to install a permanent outside air
supply to the stove and/or room. In some areas, in
fact, bringing air for combustion from outside the home
directly to the air inlet of the stove is required for new
construction.
An outside air supply is not affected by pressure variations within the house, and improved stove performance often results. An Outside Air Adapter Kit #33258
for the Intrepid II is available from your local Vermont
Castings dealer.
What Kind of Chimney to Use
Your Intrepid Multi-fuel must be connected to a codeapproved masonry chimney with a flue liner, to a
relined masonry chimney that meets local codes, or to
a prefabricated metal chimney that complies with the
requirements for Type HT chimneys in the Standard for
Chimneys, Factory-Built, Residential Type and Building
Heating Appliance, UL 103, or the High Temperature
(650°C) Standard ULC S-629 for Canada. Whatever
kind you use, the chimney and chimney connector must
be in good condition and kept clean. Figure 2 shows the
two chimney types.
A prefabricated
double-wall insulated chimney
A tile-lined masonry chimney
ST241
Fig. 2 Standard chimney types.
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ST241
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If you use an existing masonry chimney, it must be
inspected to ensure safe condition before the stove
is installed. Your local professional chimney sweep,
building inspector, or fire department official will be able
to inspect the chimney or provide a referral to someone
who can.
The chimney must extend at least 3’ (914 mm) above
the highest point where it passes through a roof, and at
least 2’ (610 mm) higher than any portion of a building
within 10’ (3 m). (Fig. 3)
For proper draft and good performance, any chimney
used with an Intrepid II should extend at least 16’ (5 m)
above the flue collar of the stove.
0 To 10'
2' Min.
3'
Min.
2' Min.
3'
Min.
DO NOT CONNECT THIS UNIT TO A CHIMNEY FLUE
SERVING ANOTHER APPLIANCE.
Chimney Size
An Intrepid Multi-fuel is approved for venting into a masonry chimney with a nominal flue size of 8” x 8” (200 x
200 mm), and into a round flue size of 6” (150 mm).
It may not be vented into larger chimneys without a liner
to reduce the effective flue size to 6”(150mm) diameter. Larger chimneys must have their flues relined for
proper stove performance.
Chimney Connector Guidelines
AC617
Fig. 3 The 2’-3’-10’ Chimney Rule.
Masonry
AC617Chimneys
RLTSKC8
2/11/98 must confirm that it has
An inspection of the chimney
a lining. Do not use an unlined chimney. The chimney
should have no cracks, loose mortar, other signs of
deterioration, or blockage. Repair any defects before
using the chimney with your stove.
Seal any unused openings in an existing masonry chimney with masonry to the thickness of the chimney wall,
and repair the chimney liner. Openings sealed with pie
plates or wallpaper are a hazard; seal them with mortar
or refractory cement. In the event of a chimney fire,
flames and smoke may be forced out of these unused
thimbles.
The chimney should be thoroughly cleaned before use.
A newly-built masonry chimney must conform to the
standards of your local building code or, in the absence
of a local code, to a recognized national code. Masonry
chimneys must be lined, either with code-approved masonry or precast refractory tiles, stainless steel pipe, or
a code-approved, “poured-in-place” liner. The chimney’s
clean-out door must seal tightly.
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A prefabricated metal chimney must be one recognized
for use with solid-fuel burning appliances.
Accessories to make the connection between stainless
steel chimney liners and your Intrepid II are available
through your local dealer.
0 To 10'
Reference Point
Prefabricated Chimneys
Chimney connector is the double-wall or single-wall
pipe that connects the stove to the chimney. The chimney is a masonry or prefabricated structure that encloses the flue. Chimney connectors are used only to make
the connection from the stove to the chimney.
Double-wall chimney connectors must be tested and
listed for use with solid-fuel burning appliances. Single-wall chimney connectors should be made of 24
gauge or heavier steel, and should be 6” (150 mm) in
diameter. Do not use galvanized connector; it cannot
withstand the high temperatures that can be reached by
smoke and gases, and may release toxic fumes under
high heat.
If possible, do not pass the chimney connector through
a combustible wall or ceiling. If passage through a combustible wall is unavoidable, refer to the section following on Wall Pass-Throughs. Do not pass the chimney
connector through an attic, a closet, or any similar concealed space. The whole connector should be exposed
and accessible for inspection and cleaning.
Keep the horizontal run of chimney connector as short
and direct as possible, with no more than one 45
degree elbow. The maximum total length of chimney
connector should not exceed 8 feet.
In cathedral ceiling installations, extend the prefabricated chimney down to within 8 feet (2.5 m) of the stove.
SAFETY NOTE: ALWAYS WEAR GLOVES AND PROTECTIVE EYEWEAR WHEN DRILLING, CUTTING OR
JOINING SECTIONS OF CHIMNEY CONNECTOR.
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Double-wall Chimney Connector
Information on assembling and installing double-wall
connector is provided by the manufacturer of the double-wall pipe. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions
exactly as you assemble the connector and attach it to
the stove and chimney. Using connectors and chimneys from the same manufacturer makes the assembly
and installation straightforward.
NOTE: For installations using double-wall connectors, minimum clearances must conform to the
listed clearances in the clearance chart on Page 13.
Single-wall Chimney Connector
• Beginning at the flue collar of the stove, assemble
the chimney connector. Insert the first crimped end
into the stove’s flue collar, and keep each crimped end
pointing toward the stove. Using the holes in the flue
collar as guides, drill 1/8” (3 mm) holes in the bottom of
the first section of chimney
connector and secure it to
the flue collar with three #10
x 1/2” sheet metal screws.
• Secure each joint between sections of chimney
connector, including telescoping joints, with at least
three sheet metal screws.
The predrilled holes in
the top of each section of
chimney connector serve as
guides when you drill 1/8”
(3 mm) holes in the bottom
Fig. 4 The crimped end
of the next section.
of the connector points
ST242
Chimney
connector
toward
stove.
• Secure the chimney
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connector to the chimney.
Instructions for various installations follow.
• Be sure the installed stove and chimney connector
are correct distances from nearby combustible material.
NOTE: Special slip pipes and thimble sleeves that form
telescoping joints between sections of chimney connector are available to simplify installations. They often
eliminate the need to cut individual connector sections.
Consult your local dealer about these special pieces.
Securing the Single-wall Connector to a
Prefabricated Chimney
For prefabricated chimneys, follow the installation
instructions of the chimney maker exactly as you install
the chimney. The maker of the chimney will supply the
accessories to support the chimney, either from the roof
of the house, at the ceiling of the room where the stove
is installed, or from an exterior wall.
Special adaptors are available from your local dealer to
make the connection between the prefabricated chimney and the chimney connector. The top of such adaptors attaches directly to the chimney or to the chimney’s
ceiling support package, while the bottom of the adaptor is screwed to the chimney connector.
These adaptors are designed so the top end will fit
outside the inner wall of the chimney, and the bottom
end will fit inside the first section of chimney connector.
When assembled in this way, any soot or creosote falling from the inner walls of the chimney will stay inside
the chimney connector.
Securing the Single-wall Connector to a
Masonry Chimney
For masonry chimneys, both freestanding and fireplace
chimneys may be used for installation of your Intrepid
Multi-fuel.
Freestanding Chimney Installations
If the chimney connector must pass through a combustible wall to reach the chimney, follow the recommendations in the Wall Pass-through section that follows.
The opening through the chimney wall to the flue (the
“breach”) must be lined with either a ceramic or metal
cylinder, called the “thimble”, which is cemented firmly
in place. The fit must be snug and the joint between
the thimble and the chimney wall must be cemented.
(Fig. 6)
A special piece called the “thimble sleeve,” slightly
smaller in diameter than standard connector and most
thimbles, will facilitate the removal of the chimney connector system for inspection and cleaning. Thimble
sleeves should be available from your local dealer. (Fig.
5)
To install a thimble sleeve, slide it into the breach until
it is flush with the inner flue wall. Do not extend it into
the actual flue passage, as this could interfere with the
draft.
The thimble sleeve should protrude 1-2” (25-50 mm)
into the room. Use furnace cement and thin gasketing
to seal the sleeve in place in the thimble. Secure the
chimney connector to the outer end of the sleeve with
sheet metal screws.
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Thimble
Thimble Sleeve
*
* Check
These Clearances
Chimney
Connector
45° Elbow
Max.
Chimney Connector Shield
Flue
Mantel
*
ST243a
Fig. 5 The thimble, made of either ceramic or metal, must be
cemented securely in place.
Seal the
Damper
Without a thimble, a suitable length of chimney connector can be extended through the breach to the inner
face of the flue liner, and cemented securely in place.
Additional pieces of connector are then attached with
sheet metal screws. 45ST243a
degree
connection
Fireplacethimble
Chimney
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The Intrepid Multi-fuel may be connected to a chimney
above a fireplace opening also. In such installations,
the stove is positioned on the hearth in front of the fireplace and the chimney connector rises from the stove
top and then angles 45° back into the chimney. (Fig. 6)
The chimney liner should extend to the point at which
the chimney connector enters the chimney.
If the chimney connector from your installation enters
the chimney above a fireplace, follow all the guidelines
mentioned above for freestanding installations. In addition, give special consideration to the following points:
• Check the clearance between the stove and the
chimney connector, and any combustible trim or the
mantel. Use the necessary combination of mantel,
trim, and connector heat shields to achieve the required
clearances.
• Check the clearance between the chimney connector and the ceiling. If no heat shields are used, the
clearance should be at least 26” (660 mm). To find out
how much this clearance may be reduced with heat
shields, see the clearance chart on Page 13.
ST244a
Fig. 6 Chimney connector enters chimney above the fireplace.
ST244a
Fireplace Chimney
Intrepid MF Installations fplc over
Through
a mantel
Fireplace
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If your fireplace height is at least 25” (635 mm), you
may install an Intrepid Multi-fuel with standard legs
through the fireplace opening using a 90° Tee kit available from your local dealer. This positive connection kit
ensures a tight fit between the stove flue collar and the
chimney flue. (Fig. 7)
Fireplace installations, whether connected to the flue
above or through the fireplace opening, have special
clearance requirements to adjacent trim and the mantel.
You will find the required clearances for the Intrepid
Multi-fuel fireplace installations on Page 13.
Floor protection requirements also apply to fireplace
installations. Floor protection information is on Page 9.
• The fireplace damper must be sealed to prevent
room air from escaping up the flue. However, it must
be possible to reopen the damper to inspect or clean
the chimney.
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NOTE: Do not vent your Intrepid Multi-fuel into a factory-built (zero-clearance) fireplace. These appliances
and their chimneys are specifically designed as a unit
for use as fireplaces. It may void the listing or be hazardous to adapt them for any other use.
DO NOT CONNECT AN INTREPID MULTI-FUEL TO
ANY AIR DISTRIBUTION DUCT OR SYSTEM.
Flexible Connector
Wall Stud
Mantel Shield
Fireplace Adaptor Kit
Chimney
Connector
IN
T RE
PI D
II
12” of
Noncombustible
Material
ST245
Fig. 7 Chimney connector enters chimney through the fireplace opening.
ST245
Wall Pass-Throughs
fireplace
Whenever possible, design
your installation so that the
flex connector
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connector does not pass
through a combustible wall. If
you are considering a wall pass-through in your installation, check with your building inspector before you
begin. Also, check with the chimney connector manufacturer for any specific requirements.
Accessories are available for use as wall passthroughs. If using one of these, make sure it has been
tested and listed for use as a wall pass-through.
Always adhere to local building codes when installing a
wall pass-through. Figure 8 shows one recommended
method.
All combustible material in the wall must be removed
around the single-wall connector to provide clearance
that is three times the pipe diameter. Any material used
to enclose the opening must be noncombustible.
Figure 9 shows an alternate method in which all combustible material in the wall is cut away to provide the
required clearance that is three times the pipe diameter.
The resulting space must remain empty. A flush-mounted sheet metal cover may be used on one side only. If
covers must be used on both sides, each cover must be
mounted on noncombustible spacers at least 1” (25 mm)
clear of the wall.
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Floor Protection
ST493a
Fig. 8 An approved wall pass-through for the United States.
18” (460mm) clearance all
around the pipe
ST493a
Brick pass thru
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Flush Mounted
Sheet Metal
Cover
ST494a
Fig. 9 An approved wall pass-through for Canada.
ST494
steel
wall pass thru
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Floor Protection
Specifications herein are primarily for common timber
frame construction.
The floor beneath the stove requires protection from
radiant heat and direct contact with sparks or embers.
Heat protection is provided by a Vermont Castings Bottom Heat Shield, part #0307.
Spark and ember protection is provided by a floor
protector, which may be any noncombustible material.
Consult your local building code for floor protection size
and composition. Figure 9 indicates specifications for
the U.S. and Canada.
hearths can be a fire hazard and are considered a combustible floor.
Keep in mind that many raised hearths will extend less
than the required clearance from the front of the heater
when it is installed. In such cases, sufficient floor
protection as described above must be added in front
of the hearth to satisfy the minimum floor protector requirement from the front of the stove. Fireplace hearths
must also offer the required protection of 6” (152 mm)
on either side.
Optional 3” (75 mm) short legs may be used only on
such hearths that meet the width and depth requirements outlined previously under “floor protection.”
For new hearth construction specifications and requirements, refer to your local building codes.
Hearth rugs do not satisfy the requirements for floor
protection.
When using brick, tile, or stone, individual pieces must
be mortared so sparks cannot fall through.
Fireplace installations also have special clearance
requirements to the side walls, side decorative trim, and
fireplace mantel. Refer to the information on fireplace
and mantel trim shields in this section.
Floor protection also must extend under the chimney
connector and 2” to either side (‘C’, Fig. 10) For 6”
(150mm) connector used with the Intrepid Multi-Fuel,
the protector must be a minimum of 10” (250mm) wide,
centered under the connector.
C
Top Exit
Rear Exit
D
D
B
D
D
D
D
E
Wood framing requires protection form radiant heat
E
A
Fig. 11 Supporting timbers under fireplace hearth are considered to be combustible.
A
U.S.
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
Keep the Stove and Connector a Safe Distance from Surrounding Materials
Canada
34”
40”
10”
6”
16”
38” (965 mm)
44” (1118 mm)
10” (254 mm)
ST500
6” (152 mm)
intrepid
18”
(457 mm)
floor
protection
11/10/00
ST500
Fig. 10 Required floor protector dimensions.
Floor Protection for Fireplace Installations
Do not assume your fireplace hearth is completely
noncombustible.
Many fireplace hearths do not satisfy the “completely
noncombustible” requirement because the brick or
concrete in front of the fireplace opening is supported
by heavy wood framing as in Figure 11. Because heat
passes through brick or concrete readily, it can easily
pass through to the wood. As a result, such fireplace
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ST247
Specifications herein are primarily
related to common
Rear
exit floor
dgrm
timberframe construction. Both
a stove
and its
chimney
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connector radiate heat in all directions when operating, and dangerous overheating of nearby combustible
materials can occur if they are too close to the heat. A
safe installation requires that adequate clearance be
maintained between the hot stove and its connector
and nearby combustibles.
Clearance is the distance between either your stove
(measured from the back edge of the stove’s top plate)
or chimney connector, and nearby walls, floors, the
ceiling, and any other fixed combustible surface. Your
stove has special clearance requirements that have
been established after careful research and testing.
These clearance requirements must be strictly observed.
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In addition, furnishings and other combustible materials
must be kept away from the stove as well. In general, a
distance of 48” (1220 mm) must be maintained between
the stove and moveable combustible items such as drying clothes, furniture, newspapers, firewood, etc. Keeping those clearance areas empty assures that nearby
surfaces and objects will not overheat.
Reducing Clearances
Stove clearances may be reduced by using heat shields
attached to the stove. Chimney connector clearances
may be reduced by using heat shields on single-wall
connector, or by using double-wall connector. Clearances may also be reduced by using wall shields. All
shielding used to reduce clearances must be listed by a
recognized testing laboratory and approved by the local
regulatory body.
Clearance requirements are established for many different installations. In general, the greatest clearance is
required when you are placing a stove and its connector with no heat shields near a wall with no heat shield.
For example, when the Intrepid Multi-Fuel is installed
parallel to the rear wall and no shielding is used, it must
be at least 30” (760 mm) from the wall behind it and at
least 24” (610 mm) from walls on either side.
If the Intrepid Multi-Fuel is installed in a corner and no
shields are used, the corners of the stove must be at
least 20” (510 mm) from nearby walls.
The least clearance is required when both the stove
and its connector, as well as the wall, have heat
shields.
When shields are attached to the stove or chimney
connector, they are mounted 1” - 2” (25-50mm) away
from the stove or connector surface on noncombustible
spacers. Air flowing between the stove (and/or chimney
connector) and nearby shields carries heat away. Do
not block the air flow by filling this empty space with any
insulating material.
The shiny surface facing the heat source must be left
unpainted, enabling heat to reflect back towards the
stove or connector and away from the wall. Shields are
never used on double-wall connectors.
Clearances may be reduced only by means approved
by the regulatory authority, and in accordance with the
clearances listed in this manual.
Because of their restricted air flow and heat retention
characteristics, specific construction requirements and
special clearances apply to installations into alcoves.
Refer to the diagrams on Page 12, and contact your
Vermont Castings dealer for details before beginning an
alcove installation.
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Stove Heat Shields
The Vermont Castings Intrepid Multi-Fuel Rear Heat
Shield is one way to reduce the clearance to the rear
wall. The rear heat shield may be installed on either
rear- or top-exiting stoves. However, since the chimney
connector also radiates heat toward the wall in top-exiting installations, either single-wall connector with connector heat shields, or listed and approved double-wall
chimney connector should be used whenever the rear
heat shield is used on top-exiting stoves.
Clearance reductions with the rear heat shield apply
only to the wall to the rear in parallel installations. Neither the side clearance requirement nor the clearance
requirement in corner installations may be reduced.
Wall Shields
Clearances may be reduced by using a wall shield
constructed of 24 gauge or heavier sheet metal, or of
another noncombustible material such as 1/2” (13 mm)
insulation board or common brick “laid on flat,” with the
3¹⁄₂" (90 mm) side down. Figure 12 shows such a wall
shield.
Shields must be spaced out from the combustible
surface 1" (25 mm) on noncombustible spacers. The
spacers should not be directly behind the stove or chimney connector.
Air must be able to flow between the wall and the
shield. At least 50% of the bottom 1" (25 mm) of the
shield should be open and the shield must be open at
the top. (Fig. 12)
The wall shield for a stove must extend 10” (250 mm)
above the top of the stove, or a height of 35” (890 mm).
The wall shield for the chimney connector must be 28”
(710 mm) wide, centered behind the connector; for
installations that use an approved prefabricated chimney to pass through the ceiling, the chimney connector
shield used with single-wall connector must stop 1” (25
mm) below the ceiling.
Chimney Connector Clearance Reductions
Chimney connector clearances may be reduced by
using heat shields on single-wall connector or by using
double-wall connector. One of these methods should
be used whenever the rear heat shield is used in topexit installations, or in any other situation when it is
necessary to protect nearby combustibles from the heat
of the chimney connector. The ceiling above horizontal
runs of chimney connector must be protected as well
if the clearance is inadequate. Refer to the Clearance
Charts.
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Air Flow
Metal
Screening
1" (25mm)
Wall Shield
Stud Wall
Framing
Noncombustible spacers
and fasteners
Drywall
Air Flow
Shield
1/4" (6mm)
Metal Spacer
Fig. 13 A custom-formed mantel shield.
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trim shield
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ST248
Fig. 12 Approved wall shield construction.
In top-exiting installations in which the single-wall conST248
nector extends to
the ceiling and connects to a prefabwall shield construction
ricated insulated12/14/99
metal chimney,
the connector shield
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must extend to within an inch of the ceiling. A ceiling
heat shield must be installed that is 22” (560 mm) in
diameter and, as explained above, that extends 1”
(25 mm) below the ceiling. The ceiling shield must be
constructed of 24 gauge or heavier sheet metal, must
be centered on the chimney, and must meet any wall
protector that is also a part of the installation.
The Intrepid Multi-Fuel has not been tested with doublewall connectors and wall heat shielding. Maintain 12”
(305 mm) clearance around double-wall chimney
connectors. No further clearance reduction is permitted.
Fireplace and Mantel Trim Shields
A fireplace installation requires special clearance between the side of the stove and the right and left walls,
between the side of the stove and the decorative side
trim on the fireplace face, and between the top of the
stove and the mantel.
Noncombustible shields installed 1” (25 mm) away from
the combustible surface on noncombustible spacers,
called ventilated shields, may be used to reduce clearances. (Fig. 13)
To protect a mantel from the heat of an Intrepid Multifuel in a fireplace installation, the ventilated mantel
shield must be at least 48” (1219 mm) long, and it must
be centered over the stove. Ventilated shields for side
trim must extend the full length of the trim.
An unprotected mantel (‘A’, Fig. 14) cannot be more
than 9” (229 mm) deep and must have a minimum
clearance of 30” (762 mm), measured from the stove’s
top plate. With a ventilated shield, (Fig. 13) this clearance may be reduced safely to 14” (356 mm).
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A
C
B
C
ST253
Fireplace Mantel and Trim Clearances
Measured from the top and sides of the stove
A. Mantel
B. Top Trim
C. Side Trim
Unprotected
Protected
ST253a
30” (762 mm)
14” (356 mm)
Multi-fuel
24” (610 mm)
14” (356 mm)
trim clearances10” (254 mm)
15” (381 mm)
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Fig. 14 Maintain clearances to combustible components of
the mantelpiece.
Unprotected top trim (B) protruding 2” (51 mm) or less
from the face of the fireplace must be a minimum of 24”
(610 mm) from the stove’s top surface. With a ventilated trim shield, this clearance may be reduced safely
to 14” (356 mm).
Unprotected side trim (C) that protrudes 2” (51 mm) or
less from the face of a fireplace must have a minimum
clearance of 15” (380 mm), measured from the stove’s
top side edge. With a ventilated trim shield, the clearance may be reduced safely to 10” (254 mm). If the
trim extends more than 2” (51 mm), wall clearance
requirements apply.
The charts and sample installations that follow list the
clearances required for the various installation configurations of the Intrepid Multi-fuel.
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Vermont Castings Intrepid Multi-Fuel
Alcove Installations
Because of their restricted air flow and heat retention
characteristics, specific construction requirements and
special clearances apply to installations into alcoves.
No stove or chimney connector heat shields are used in
alcove installations.
Construction Requirements
The following illustrations show noncombustible ceiling
framing and maximum and minimum permitted dimensions for alcove construction.
36"
Max.
7/16” Durock®
(or equivalent)
spaced 1” off
wood studs on
noncombustible
spacers
Use recommended
floor protection
48" Min.
ST502
ST504
Fig. 17 Cutaway perspective of alcove installation.
Existing Combustible
St504
Framing
Alcove cutaway
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Fig. 15 Alcove floor plan. Sheetrock on front face butts to Durock® (or equivalent) alcove lining.
24"
11"
Min.
Metal studs
support 7/16”
Durock® (or
equivalent)
ceiling
ST502
Joist Shield (Sup-Intrepid
plied by Chimney
Manufacturer) Alcove floor plan
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36"
Max.
14¹⁄₄"
48" Min.
Metal
Stud
1” air gap top
and bottom,
on both
sides and
back wall
ST505
Fig. 18 Reflected ceiling plan.
Combustible
facing may
overlap metal
studs by only
1”
Ceiling support package
extends 2”
below Durock®
(or equivalent)
ceiling
ST505
Alcove Ceiling plan
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7/16” Durock® (or
equivalent)
1” air gap,
top, bottom,
on both
sides and
back wall
ST503
Fig. 16 Alcove side section.
ST503
Alcove side view
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65"
62" Min.
to Alcove
Ceiling
NOTE:
From 62” to
65” must be
covered by
a noncombustible
material.
ST506
Fig. 19 Front view: 65” minimum clearance from hearth to
combustibles on front face. Combustible facing may overlap
metal studs by only 1”. It should not extend below the height of
the noncombustible ceiling.
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Alcove front view
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Vermont Castings Intrepid Multi-Fuel
Intrepid Multi-Fuel Clearance Chart
See Pages 14 and 16 for illustrations of these clearances.
Unprotected Surfaces
Protected Surfaces
Stove Clearance
Stove Installed
Parallel to Wall
Stove in
Corner
Stove Installed
Parallel to Wall
Stove in
Corner
Side
Rear
Corners
Side
Rear
Corners
(A) 24”
(610 mm)
(B) 30”
(762 mm)
(C) 20”
(508 mm)
(D) 12”
(305 mm)
(E) 16”
(410 mm)
(F) 10”
(254 mm)
Top exit, rear stove h.s.,
single-wall chimney
connector with connector
heat shields 1,2
(G) 24”
(610 mm)
(H) 16”
(410 mm)
(I) 12”
(305 mm)
(J) 12”
(305 mm)
(K) 9”
(229 mm)
(L) 10”
(254 mm)
Rear exit, rear stove
heat shield only 3
(M) 24”
(610 mm)
(N) 14”
(356 mm)
(NA)
(P) 12”
(305 mm)
(Q) 9”
(229 mm)
(NA)
Top exit, rear stove
h.s., double-wall
chimney connector5
(G) 24”
(610 mm)
(H) 16”
(410 mm)
(I) 12”
(305 mm)
No stove heat shields
*
Chimney Connector Clearance
Single-wall chimney
connector, no
connector heat shields
26 “ (661 mm)
12” (305 mm)
Single-wall chimney
connector, with
connector heat shields
10” (254 mm)
5” (127 mm)4
Double-wall
connector5
12” (305 mm)
*
Front Clearance to Combustibles
All Installations
48” (1219 mm)
* Clearances with double-wall connectors and protected surfaces have not been tested for the Intrepid.
1. Shielding for a top exit stove must include the stove rear heat shield insert to protect the area behind the flue collar.
2. Chimney connector heat shields, in an installation that goes through a combustible ceiling, must extend to 1” (25 mm) below the
ceiling heat shield, which is 22” (559 mm) in diameter. The ceiling heat shield should be 24 gauge or heavier sheet metal, centered
on the chimney connector, and mounted on non-combustible spacers.
3. Rear exit—horizontal from flue collar directly back through wall.
4. The ceiling heat shield required when chimney connector shields are used should meet the wall protector. This will require trimming the ceiling shield along the line of intersection with the wall protector.
5. In top exit installations, this clearance requires the use of the rear heat shield with the shield insert installed.
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Vermont Castings Intrepid Multi-Fuel
Intrepid Multi-fuel Clearance Diagrams
See the chart on Page 13 for dimensions indicated by letter in the diagrams below.
Unprotected Surfaces
Stove Installed
Parallel to Wall
Protected Surfaces
Stove Installed
Parallel to Wall
Stove in Corner
Stove in
Corner
Top Exit Installations, no heat shields
C
B
A
C
F
E
D
F
Top Exit Installations, rear heat shield, and chimney connector heat shields or double-wall connector
I
H
G
J
I
L
K
L
Rear Exit Installations, rear heat shields.
N
Q
N/A
M
N/A
P
ST507
ST507
Intrepid Clearance
Diagrams
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C
C
C
B
A
E
F
D
D
II D
IP
ER T
NI
C
A = 36” (914 mm)
B = 30” (762 mm)
C = 1” (25 mm)
D = 35” (889 mm)
E = 44” (1118 mm)
F = 40” (1016 mm)
C
E
F
D
D
II D
IPE
R
TN I
C
C
A = 36” (914 mm)
B = 30” (762 mm)
C = 1” (25 mm)
D = 35” (889 mm)
E = 44” (1118 mm)
F = 40” (1016 mm)
B
A
C
ST508b
Fig. 20 Parallel installation, vertical chimney connector, two
wall shields. Reduced clearances for both rear and side walls.
ST508
Wall shields may meet
Intrepidat
II corner if desired. Shielding for conshield connector.
nector is centered wall
behind
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INTR
EPID
II
E
C
C
II D
IPE
R
Fig. 23 Parallel installation, vertical chimney connector, with
stove, connector and wall shields. Maximum reduction for rear
ST508
and side walls. Wall
shields may meet at corner. A heat shield
Intrepid II
24” (610 mm) in diameter
wall shield suspended 1” (25 mm) below the ceiling must surround11/00
the chimney.
A = 36” (914 mm)
B = 13” (330 mm)
C = 35” (889 mm)
D = 1” (25 mm)
E = 40” (1016 mm)
B
A
ST508c
A
C
TN I
G
II D
IP E
D
D
F
E
R TN
A = 36” (914 mm)
B = 13” (330 mm)
C = 35” (889 mm)
D = 1” (25 mm)
E = 40” (1016 mm)
F = 30” (762 mm)
G = 44” (1118 mm)
B
C
I
D
D
ST509b
Fig. 21 Parallel installations with rear wall pass-through, two
ST509a
wall shields. Reduced
clearances for both rear and side walls.
Wall shield
BB
Wall shields may meet
at corner if desired. Shielding for connector is centered 11/00
behind connector. Wall pass-through must
comply with codes.
A
A
B
C
D
A = 1” (25 mm)
B = 34” (864 mm)
C = 48” (1219 mm)
D = 35” (889 mm)
B
C
ST509c
Fig. 24 Parallel installation with rear wall pass-through, with
ST509
stove, connector and
wall shields. Wall shields may meet at
Wall shield
corner. ConnectorBBheat shield extends 28” (711 mm) above flue
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collar, or below elbow, whichever is less. Wall pass-through
must comply with codes.
A
A
B
D
C
C
D
A
A = 1” (25 mm)
B = 34” (864 mm)
C = 48” (1219 mm)
D = 35” (889 mm)
B
D
A
A
A
ST510b
Fig. 22 Corner installation, vertical chimney connector, with
rear, stove, connector
ST510 and wall shields. Wall shields MUST
Wall shield heat shield extends 28” (711 mm)
meet at corner. Connector
cc
above flue collar. 11/00
A 24” (610 mm) diameter ceiling heat shield
must surround the chimney and be suspended 1” (25 mm) from
ceiling.
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Fig. 25 Corner installation, vertical chimney connector, two wall
ST510
shields. Reduced side
clearances. Wall shields MUST meet at
Wall shield
corner.
cc
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Vermont Castings Intrepid Multi-Fuel
Distance from the Center of the Flue Collar to the Wall in Top-Exit Installations
The information on this page is helpful in planning stove placement for top-exiting installations, particularly those installations with chimneys that pass through the ceiling. However, this is not a clearance chart. Final stove clearances
must adhere to the guidelines stated in the clearance charts on Page 13.
Intrepid Multi-fuel: WITHOUT Stove and Chimney Connector Heat Shields
Unprotected Surfaces
Protected Surfaces
Corner
Installations**
Parallel Installations
Corner
Installations**
Parallel Installations
Side (A)
Rear (B)
Corner (C)
Side (D)
Rear (E)
Corner (F)
34³⁄₄”
(883 mm)
29”
(737 mm)
26³⁄₄”
(680 mm)
22³⁄₄”
(578 mm)
11”
(279 mm)
16³⁄₄”
(426 mm)
A
B
D
C
F
E
*
*
ST511
* This distance, from the center of the flue collar to the front edge of the hearth, is the same for all installations on this page: 35” in the United
States and 37” (940mm) in Canada.
Intrepid Mult-fuel: WITH Stove and Chimney Connector Heat Shields
Unprotected Surfaces
Parallel Installations
Side (A)
Rear (B)
34³⁄₄”
(883 mm)
15”
(381 mm)
A
B
ST51
Intrepid
Corner
flue
centerline
Installations**
Diagrams
Corner
(C)
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18³⁄₄”
(476 mm)
Protected Surfaces
Side (D)
Rear (E)
Corner (F)
22³⁄₄”
(578 mm)
8”
(203 mm)
16³⁄₄”
(426 mm)
D
C
Corner
Installations**
Parallel Installations
E
F
ST511a
** To locate center of flue collar for corner installation, add 7” (178 mm) to the clearance distance from stove corner to wall. Mark off the resulting
distance from the corner along both walls. Next, measure the same distance from these two points out from the walls. These last two measurements will meet at a point representing the center of the flue collar. Refer to the diagrams above.
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ST511a
Intrepid
flue centerline
Diagrams
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Assembly
Clean the Griddle Before Use
At the factory we coat the griddle with vegetable oil to
prevent rusting while the stove is in transit and storage.
Remove the oil with a dry rag or paper towel before you
use the stove.
10³⁄₄"
Set Up the Stove
Remove the griddle, front grate bar, the bottom grate,
the side bricks, and the ash pan from inside the stove.
Place a protective pad on the floor, arrange some sections of 4 x 4 lumber on the pad for support, and carefully tip the stove back onto them.
Remove and discard the four large slot-head screws
from the stove bottom (Fig. 26) and install the stove
legs, using the hex head bolts from the parts bag. Use
3/8” washers with three of the legs; the door/damper
handle holder installs in place of a washer on the right
front leg. Position the holder so the hole to accept the
handle nub faces out from the right side of the stove.
Tighten the bolts firmly.
9³⁄₄"
ST512
Fig. 27 Attach bottom heat shield.
ST512
Attach
bottom heat
shield
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Door Handle Holder
Bottom Heat Shield
Bracket
Slotted
Screws
Wing Bolt
ST514
Fig. 28 Handle holder and heat shield positions.
ST513
Fig. 26 Remove the slotted screws from the stove bottom.
Install the Bottom Heat Shield
ST513
To install the bottom heat shield,
loosen the leg bolts,
and slip the bottom heat shield
C-clips onto
bolts.
Remove
legthebolts
Orient the heat shield so that the longest (10³⁄₄”) edge is
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at the front of the stove. (Fig. 27) Attach the heat shield
to the C-clips with the wing nuts and then tighten the
leg bolts.
Storing the Handle
Use the removable handle to open or close the front
doors, or to change the position of the damper. After
use, remove the handle so it will not get hot, and store it
in the handle holder installed behind the right front leg.
(Fig. 28)
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Reversing the Flue Collar
You can reverse the flue collar by removing the two
screws that attach the
collar to the back of the stove, as
ST514
Bottom
heat shield
in Figure 29. Be sure
the gasket
around the flue collar
& when
clips you screw the collar back
opening is in position
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on to the stove.
Attach the Griddle Handle
Install the handle on the griddle. Place the griddle
upside down at the edge of a flat surface and assemble
the handle as shown. (Fig. 30)
With the handle pointing 45° from its final position,
tighten the nut as far as possible with pliers. Move the
handle to its final position while still holding the nut with
the pliers.
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Vermont Castings Intrepid Multi-Fuel
Operation
Flue Collar Screws
Intrepid Multi-fuel’s Controls
Two controls are used to regulate the performance of
the Intrepid Multi-Fuel. A primary air control regulates
the oxygen supply for the fire, and a damper directs
combustion gases through a heat exchanger passage
in the rear. (Fig. 31)
Primary Air Control
ST515
Fig. 29 Reversing the flue collar.
ST515
reverse
flue collar
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For the greatest air supply and maximum heat output
(but the shortest burn time), move the lever to the left.
For a fire that will last longer with less heat, move the
lever to the right. You can set the lever anywhere in between the left and right extremes, shown in Figure 32.
With some experimentation, you will soon discover the
optimum setting that will provide the desired comfort/
performance level from the type of fuel you are using.
ST516
Fig. 30 Attaching the griddle handle.
ST516
Primary Air Control Lever
Attach
handle
griddleDamper
Handle
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Griddle
Handle
The primary air control lever, located at the right rear
corner of the stove, controls the amount of incoming air
for starting, maintaining, and reviving a fire. More air
entering the stove makes the fire burn hotter and faster,
while less air prolongs the burn at a lower heat level.
(Fig. 32)
The Intrepid Multi-fuel also features an automatic
thermostat that works in conjunction with the primary
air control shutter to ensure an even heat output at any
manual setting you select. The thermostat responds to
the temperature of the cast iron, closing and opening
the air inlet as the fire intensity rises and falls.
High Heat
Door Handle
Low Heat
Ash Pan
Door Handle
Holder
(Behind Leg)
Rear View
ST517
ST518
Fig. 31 The Intrepid Multi-fuel controls.
ST518a
Intrepid mf
controls
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Fig. 32 The thermostat handle may be positioned anywhere
between the two extremes for different heat levels.
ST517
Intrepid II
Thermostat
positions
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Front Grate
The Damper
The damper handle, located on the right side of the
stove, is used to open and close the damper plate.
Use the removable door/damper handle to operate the
handle shaft. (Fig. 33)
The damper is open when the handle points to the floor.
(Fig. 33) In this position, smoke passes directly into the
chimney. the damper must be open when starting or
reviving a fire, and whenever the griddle or doors are
opened.
When the handle points to the front, the damper is
closed. Smoke from the fire is directed through the rear
heat exchanger before passing up the chimney.
The damper has no intermediate positions.
Your stove has a front grate to keep fuel away from
the glass panels. These bars are important to maintain
clear fire viewing and to keep the fuel off the glass.
Under normal operating circumstances should not be
removed.
Two Ways to Add Fuel
The Intrepid Multi-fuel’s griddle lifts for convenient
top-loading of logs, and is the easiest way of regularly
adding fuel. The front doors open as well to allow you
to tend the fire with a variety of fuels. Use the included
slicer/poker to help ash accumulation fall through the
grate and to enliven the fire after adding fuel. (Fig. 34)
When closing the damper, push firmly until you feel
the mechanism engage into the locked position.
INTR
Side View
EPID
II
Open
(Updraft Mode)
ST521a
Fig. 34 Top loading is the best way to add fuel during regular
use. Front loading is useful for kindling a fire.
ST521
Closed
(Bypass Mode)
ST519
Fig. 33 The damper is either open or closed. There are no
intermediate positions.
Glass Door Panels
ST519
The glass panels in the doors have a heat-reflective
Intrepid II
coating on the outside surface. Heat reflected back to
the inside of thedamper
glass helps keep the inner surface at
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a higher temperature
than thedjt
outside. In combination
with preheated primary combustion air ‘washing’ over
the inside of the glass, this helps provide clear fireviewing at most operating levels.
Intrepid
You can open (or
even remove) the front doors and
loading
place the optional
Intrepid spark screen in the front
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opening for open-fire
WARNING: For safety and greatest efficiency, operate your stove only with all doors/griddles fully
closed.
Your stove may be used as a fireplace with the front
doors open or removed only when the spark screen
is placed correctly in the opening to protect against
the possibility of sparks and embers leaving your
stove.
Use only the Intrepid Multi-fuel spark screen, part
#0136, with your Intrepid Multi-fuel.
The Intrepid Multi-fuel spark screen is available from
your Vermont Castings’ Authorized Dealer.
To open the front doors, insert the handle into the door
latch stub and turn it to the left and up. To close them,
always close the left door first. Turn the handle in the
right door to the left and up (to the open position) and
close the door. Push on the door as you turn the handle
to the right and down. The doors will draw in slightly,
and the handle should offer some resistance as you
turn it to the closed position. (Fig. 35)
Avoid striking the glass or slamming the doors to reduce the risk of breaking the glass or damaging porcelain enamel surfaces.
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When you’re not using the door handle, store it in the
holder behind the right front leg of the stove.
Burn Rate
Low
Medium
High
Open
Position
Primary Air Control
From far right to 1/3 the distance to left
From 1/3 to 2/3 the distance to left
From 2/3 the distance to left to far left
Before you start using the stove, please read the Draft
Management section starting on page 22 to see how
the features of your installation will affect the stove’s
performance. You and the stove are parts of a system,
and other parts of the system have a strong effect on
operation; you may need to vary your firing technique to
get the performance you want.
Closed
Position
ST522a
Fig. 35 To open the front doors, turn handle clockwise.
ST522a
Use the Air Control Settings
Intrepid
that Work
Best for Multi-fuel
You
doors
No single air control settingclose
will fit every
situation. Set1/01
tings will differ depending on
the quality of the fuel, the
amount of heat desired, and how long you wish the fire
to burn.
The control setting also depends on your particular
installation’s “draft,” or the force that moves air from the
stove up through the chimney. Draft is affected by such
things as the length, type, and location of the chimney,
local geography, nearby obstructions, and other factors.
When first using the stove, keep track of the air control
settings. You will quickly find that a specific setting will
give you a fixed amount of heat. It may take some time
to determine the amount of heat and the length of burn
you should expect from various settings and fuels.
Most installations do not require a large amount of combustion air, especially if adequate draft is available.
Do not for any reason attempt to increase the firing
of your heater by altering the air control adjustment
range outlined in these directions.
Use the following air control settings as a starting point
to help determine the best settings for your installation.
Each is described as a fraction of the total distance the
lever may be moved from right to left.
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Intrepid Multi-Fuel Control Settings
How To Build a Wood Fire and
Keep It Going
Conditioning Your Stove
Cast iron is extremely strong, but it can be broken with
a sharp blow from a hammer or from the thermal shock
of rapid and extreme temperature change.
The cast plates expand and contract with changes in
temperature. When you first begin using your Intrepid
Multi-fuel, minimize thermal stress by allowing the
plates to adjust gradually during three or four initial
break-in fires following Steps 1-3 below.
Burn only high quality wood or smokeless solid fuels in
the Intrepid Multi-Fuel, and burn it directly on the grate.
Do not elevate the fuel.
The damper must be open when starting a fire or
when refueling.
1. Open the stove damper, and open the primary air
control fully.
2. Place several sheets of crumpled newspaper in the
stove. Do NOT use glossy advertisements or colored
paper, as they can poison the catalyst. Place on the
paper six or eight pieces of dry kindling split to a
finger-width size, and on the kindling lay two or three
larger sticks of split dry wood approximately 1-2”
(25-50 mm) in diameter. (Fig. 36)
Do not use chemicals or fluids to start the fire.
Do not burn garbage or flammable fluids such as
gasoline, naphtha, or engine oil. Also, never use
gasoline-type lantern fuel, kerosene, charcoal
lighter fluid, or similar liquids to start or “freshen
up” a fire. Keep all such liquids well away from the
Intrepid Multi-Fuel while it is in use.
3. Light the newspaper and close the door. Gradually build up the fire by adding a few 3-5” (80-120
mm) diameter splits. If this is one of the first few
“break-in” fires, let the fire burn brightly, and
then let it die out.
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Fig. 37 Add larger pieces of wood as the fire begins to burn
well.
ST263
Fig. 36 Start the fire with newspaper and dry kindling.
During the break-in fires, keep the stove temperature
under 500°F (260°C) as measured on an optional
stove-top thermometer. Adjust the air control lever as
ST263
necessary to control
the fire.
a fire
Some odor fromstarting
the stove’s
hot metal, the paint and the
cement is normal
for
the
first
few fires.
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NOTE: Some chimneys need to be “primed,” or
warmed up, before they will draw sufficiently to start
a fire. To correct this situation, roll up a couple pieces
of newspaper, place them on top of the kindling and
toward the back of the stove, light them, and close the
doors. This should heat the chimney enough to initiate
a draft.
Once the draft is established, open the front door and
light the rest of the fuel from the bottom. Do not light the
main bed of fuel until the chimney begins drawing, and
repeat the procedure as often as necessary if the initial
attempt is unsuccessful.
4. If your stove has been broken-in previously using
Steps 1-3, continue to build the fire gradually. Add
larger wood with a diameter of 3-4” (76-102 mm), as
in Figure 37.
Continue adding split logs of this size to the brisklyburning fire until there is a glowing ember bed at least
3” (75 mm) deep. A good ember bed is necessary for
proper functioning of the catalytic system and may take
an hour or more to establish.
5. Close the damper when the griddle temperature
reaches 450° F. (230°C).
6. Adjust the air control for your desired heat output.
Wear stove gloves, and follow this procedure when you
reload your stove:
1. Open the thermostat
lever.
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2. Open the damper.
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sary, and replace the pan.
4. Use the slicer/poker to freshen the coals. Position
the coals in the middle of the firebox.
5. Add fuel.
NOTE: If the remaining charcoal bed is relatively thick
and if your fuel is well seasoned, it is possible to add
fresh fuel (smaller pieces first), close the door and
damper, and reset the primary air thermostat for the
desired heat output.
Do not break the charcoal into very small pieces or
pound or compress the charcoal bed. It is important that
air can circulate under the wood for the fire to be quickly
revived.
WARNING: Operate your Intrepid Multi-fuel only
with the doors either fully open or fully closed.
CAUTION: The stove will be hot while in operation.
Keep children, clothing and furniture away. Contact
may cause skin burns.
DO NOT OVERFIRE THIS HEATER. Overfiring may
cause a house fire, or can result in permanent damage to the stove. If any part of the stove glows, you are
overfiring.
Refuel While the Embers Are Still Hot
Reload the Intrepid Multi-Fuel while it is still hot and
there are plenty of glowing embers to rekindle the fire.
Include some smaller pieces of wood in the new load of
fuel to help the stove rebuild its operating temperature
quickly.
ST264a
Fig. 38 Add full size logs when the ember bed is 3” (75mm)
deep.
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Ash Disposal
Remove ash before it reaches the top of the ash pan.
Check the level at least once a day, and before each
refueling. If the ash is close to the top edge of the pan,
empty it according to this procedure:
1. Open the damper.
2. Open the front doors fully.
3. Using stove gloves, pull the ash pan out of the stove
by its handle.
4. Remove the ash pan and properly dispose of the
ashes. Be sure to keep the pan level during disposal.
5. Return the ash pan to the stove.
Empty the ash pan regularly, typically every one to
three days. The frequency will vary depending on
how you operate your stove; if you burn more wood at
higher heat output settings, ash will accumulate rapidly.
Remove ash frequently and place it outdoors in a metal
container with a tight-fitting lid. Put the closed container
of ash on a noncombustible floor or on the ground,
well away from all combustible materials, pending final
disposal. If the ash is disposed of by burial in soil or
otherwise locally dispersed, keep it in the closed container until all cinders have thoroughly cooled. You can
use wood ash as a garden fertilizer.
CAUTION: Never use your household or shop vacuum
cleaner to remove ash from the stove; always remove
and dispose of the ash properly.
Draft Management
A stove is part of a system, which includes the chimney,
the operator, the fuel, and the home. The other parts of
the system will affect how well the stove works. When
there is a good match between all the parts, the system
works well.
Wood stove operation depends on natural (unforced)
draft. Natural draft occurs when the smoke is hotter
(and therefore lighter) than the outdoor air at the top of
the chimney. The bigger the temperature difference, the
stronger the draft. As the smoke rises from the chimney
it provides suction or ‘draw’ that pulls air into the stove
for combustion. A slow, lazy fire with the stove’s air inlet
fully open indicates a weak draft. A brisk fire, supported
only by air entering the stove through the normal inlet,
indicates a good draft. The stove’s air inlet is passive;
it regulates how much air can enter the stove, but it
doesn’t move air into it.
Depending on the features of your installation - steel or
masonry chimney, inside or outside the house, matched
to the stove’s outlet or oversized - your system may
warm up quickly, or it may take a while to warm up and
operate well. With an ‘airtight’ stove, one which restricts
the amount of air getting into the firebox, the chimney
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must keep the smoke warm all the way to the outdoors.
Some chimneys do this better than others. Here’s a list
of features and their effects.
Masonry Chimney
Masonry is a traditional material for chimneys, but it
can perform poorly when it serves an ‘airtight’ stove.
Masonry is a very effective ‘heat sink’ - it absorbs a lot
of heat. It can cool the smoke enough to diminish draft.
The bigger the chimney, the longer it takes to warm up.
It’s often very difficult to warm up an outdoor masonry
chimney, especially an oversized one, and keep it warm
enough to maintain an adequate draft.
Steel Chimney
Most factory-made steel chimneys have a layer of insulation around the inner flue. This insulation keeps the
smoke warm. The insulation is less dense than masonry, so the inner steel liner warms up more quickly than a
masonry chimney. Steel doesn’t have the good looks of
masonry, but it performs much better.
Indoor/Outdoor location
Because the chimney must keep the smoke warm, it’s
best to locate it inside the house. This uses the house
as insulation for the flue and allows a little heat release
into the home. An indoor chimney won’t lose its heat to
the outdoors, so it takes less heat from the stove to get
it warm and keep it warm.
Flue sizing
The inside size of a chimney for an ‘airtight’ stove
should match the size of the stove’s flue outlet. When
a chimney serves an airtight stove, more is not better;
in fact, it can be a disadvantage. Hot gases cool off
through expansion; if we vent a stove with a six-inch
flue collar (28 square inch area) into a 10 x 10” flue,
the gases expand to over three times their original size.
This cools the gases, which weakens draft strength. If
an oversized flue is also outside the house, the heat it
absorbs gets transferred to the outdoor air and the flue
usually stays cool.
It’s common for a masonry flue, especially one built for
a fireplace, to be oversized for an airtight stove. It can
take quite a while to warm up such a flue, and the results can be disappointing. The best solution to an oversized flue is an insulated steel chimney liner, the same
diameter as the stove or insert’s flue outlet; the liner
keeps the smoke at its original volume, and the result is
a stronger draft. An uninsulated liner is a second choice
- the liner keeps the smoke restricted to its original size,
but the smoke still must warm up the air around the
liner. This makes the warm-up process take longer.
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Pipe & Chimney Layout
Fuel
Every turn the smoke must take in its travel from the
stove to the chimney top will slow it down. The ideal
pipe and chimney layout is straight up from the stove,
to a completely straight chimney. If you’re starting
from scratch, use this layout if possible. If the stovepipe must elbow to enter a chimney, locate the thimble
about midway between the stove top and the ceiling.
This achieves several goals: it lets the smoke speed up
before it must turn, it leaves some pipe in the room for
heat transfer, and it gives you long-term flexibility for
installing a taller stove without relocating the thimble.
Even the best stove installation will not perform well
with poor fuel. The best fuel is hardwood that has airdried 12-18 months. Softwood burns, but not as long as
hardwood. Fairly ‘green’ wood has a good amount of
moisture in it; it will burn, but some of the heat potential
is used to drive the remaining moisture off the wood.
This reduces the amount that reaches your home and
can contribute to a creosote problem. There are moisture meters available for firewood; you can also judge
your wood by its appearance and weight. If you get it
green, lift a piece and get a sense of its weight; it can
lose a third or more of its weight as it dries. Also look at
the ends of a log; as it dries it shrinks and often cracks.
The more weathered and cracked a piece is, the drier
it is.
There should be no more than eight feet of single-wall
stove pipe between the stove and a chimney; longer
runs can cool the smoke enough to cause draft and
creosote problems. Use double-wall stove pipe for long
runs.
Single Venting
Each ‘airtight’ stove requires its own flue. If an airtight
stove is vented to a flue that also serves an open fireplace, or a leakier stove, it’s easier for the chimney draft
to pull air in through those channels than it is to pull air
through the airtight, and performance suffers. Imagine
a vacuum cleaner with a hole in the hose to see the effect here. In some cases the other appliance can even
cause a negative draft through the airtight, and result in
a dangerous draft reversal.
Creosote
Creosote is a by-product of slow woodburning. It’s an
organic tar that can condense in the flue if it’s dense
in the smoke, and slow-moving, and cools off to less
than 290° F. Condensed creosote is volatile, and can
generate chimney fires if it gets hot enough. All the
features that affect chimney draft also affect creosote
condensation - so use whatever combination of installation features and operational steps will encourage good
draft and minimize creosote production.
Because letting the smoke cool off and slow down is
one of the keys to creosote production, it makes sense
to line a chimney to match the stove’s outlet size, for
safety reasons as well as performance. Canadian law
requires a matching liner to serve any stove or insert
vented through a fireplace chimney; in the US, the
National Fire Protection Association recommends one if
the flue is more than three times bigger (in square area)
than the outlet on the stove or insert. Some localities
enforce the NFPA guidelines as part of their building
codes.
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Dry wood burns readily with a good chimney draft. But
with modern stoves, especially catalytic ones, the wood
can be too dry. While extra-dry wood has little creosote
in it, the remainder can ‘gas out’ from the wood quickly
and densely enough to overload the catalytic burner.
If you hear a rumbling or roaring noise, like a propane
torch, from the stove, that is a sign that the catalyst is
seriously overfiring. The catalyst is a platinum film on a
ceramic base; the metal can get to higher temperatures
than the ceramic can take, and overfiring the catalyst
can break it. Dry wood can also burn out faster than
you want. If your dry wood burns out too quickly or
overloads the catalyst you can mix in greener wood to
slow the fire down.
Backpuffing
Back-puffing results when the fire produces volatile
gases faster than the chimney draft pulls them out of
the firebox. The gases back up in the firebox till they’re
dense enough and hot enough to ignite. If your stove
back-puffs, you should open up the damper to let the
smoke rise to the flue more quickly, let more air into
the firebox, and avoid big loads of firewood. Run your
stove with enough primary air so that you always see
lively, dancing flames in the firebox; a lazy, smoky fire is
inefficient and can contribute to creosote buildup in the
chimney.
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Draft Testing
An easy way to test your chimney draft is to close the
stove’s damper, wait a few minutes to let the airflow
stabilize, then see whether you can vary the strength of
the fire by swinging the air control open and closed. Results are not always instant; you may need to wait a few
minutes for a change in the air control setting to have
an effect on the fire. If there’s no change, then the draft
isn’t strong enough yet to let you close the damper, and
you’ll need to open it for a while longer and manage the
fire with the air inlet until the draft strengthens. If you
keep track of your burning habits and relate them to
their effects on the stove’s operation, you’ll be rewarded
with good performance and a safe system.
Negative Pressure
Good draft also depends on a supply of air to the stove;
a chimney can’t pull in more air than is available to it.
Sluggish draft results when a house is tight enough to
prevent the ready flow of air to the stove, or by competition between the stove and other equipment that sends
indoor air outside - especially power-driven equipment
like range hoods, clothes dryers, etc. If the chimney
draws well with all other equipment turned off (or
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sealed, in the case of fireplaces and/or other stoves),
then you simply need to be careful with timing the use
of the other equipment. If you need to crack a nearby
window or door to enable the chimney to draw well,
that’s a sign that you should install an outside-air intake
to bring combustion air directly to the stove. Vermont
Castings dealers carry adapters to attach to the stove
to connect an air duct for outdoor combustion air.
Conclusion
Woodburning is an art rather than a science. Once the
stove and chimney system are in place, the stove user
can only vary technique, mostly your timing, to achieve
good results. If you keep track of your burning habits
and relate them to their effects on the stove’s operation,
you’ll be rewarded with good performance and a safe
system.
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Maintenance
Let the fire in the stove go out and allow the stove to
cool completely before beginning any maintenance
procedure.
Care of the Cast Iron Surface
An occasional dusting with a dry rag will keep the
painted cast iron of your Intrepid looking new.
The stove’s paint can be touched up as needed. First,
clean the areas to be painted with a wire brush. Remove the griddle and set it aside. Then, touch up the
stove with Vermont Castings high temperature stove
paint. Apply the paint sparingly, and keep in mind that
two light coats of paint are better than a single heavy
one.
3. Install the glass. Lay the glass on the inner gasket
with the coated side down (toward the outside of the
door). Tighten the screws snugly, but loose enough
to allow for a little movement of the glass when the
stove is in operation. Overtightening can crack the
glass immediately or cause it to crack if it is unable
to expand when hot.
Care of Porcelain Enamel Finish
Use a dry or slightly damp rag or a soft brush to remove
spills or stains. For difficult jobs that require a cleaning
agent, use only a kitchen appliance cleaner or polish
recommended for use on enamel surfaces.
Cleaning the Glass
Most of the carbon deposits on the glass will burn off
during hot fires. However, the ash residue that accumulates on the glass surface should be removed regularly
to prevent etching. Follow this procedure to clean the
glass:
• Be sure the glass is completely cool.
• Clean the glass with water or a cleaner made especially for this purpose. Do not use abrasive cleaners.
• Rinse the glass thoroughly.
• Dry the glass completely.
Glass Replacement
The panes of glass in the doors of the Intrepid rest on
a cushion of gasket, and are held in place by four clips.
The glass is coated on one side. The coated side is
slightly colored and is further identified with white labels
marked “CV+”. Remove the doors from the stove and
place them on a sturdy, level work surface. To install the
glass, follow this procedure:
1. Remove the door. Swing the door back and forth
while lifting it, to remove its hinges from the stove
front. Set the door down on a flat, padded surface.
Remove the clips and the broken glass; set them
aside.
2. Inspect the Gasket. If the window gasket is in good
condition, you can leave it in place. If you replace
it, use only a Vermont Castings gasket, part no.
1203556. Be sure the channel around the window
opening is clean and free of dust.
Place the gasket in its channel; make sure that its
outer edge fits against the cast iron surround ridge.
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Gasket
KT160
Fig. 39 Door glass installation.
Check the Operation of the
Primary Air Shutter
KT160
The primary airIntrepid
shutter is visible from the back of the
glassmust
replacement
stove. The shutter
open and close freely when
addendum lever. If it does not, check for
you move the thermostat
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any obstruction,
or for a bound or stretched chain needing adjustment. (Fig. 40)
On a cold stove the shutter should be open no more
than 1/8” (3mm) when the primary air control lever is
pushed completely to the left (closed), as seen from the
back of the stove. When the lever is pushed completely
to the right (open), the shutter should be open to an
angle of approximately 70 degrees from the stove back.
The ball chain should measure 8¹⁄₂” (216 mm) from
connection to the thermostat coil to connection on the
primary air flap.
If setting is incorrect, the thermostat coil may be bent or
broken. Call you Vermont Castings Dealer for help.
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Damper Adjustment
Thermostat Lever
INT
REP
ID
When the stove damper is closed, the pressure of the
rod against the damper plate assures a good seal between the damper and the damper housing. Adjustment
may be needed after a period of time to retain adequate
pressure.
II
To make this adjustment, start with the damper in the
closed and locked position. (Fig. 42) Loosen the 7/16”
locking nut in the center of the damper. Use a 1/8” Allen
wrench to turn the Allen screw a full turn clockwise. Test
the damper for snugness, and continue adjusting the
Allen screw as needed. Tighten the 7/16” locking nut
when the damper operates smoothly but firmly.
Primary Air Shutter
ST524
Thermostat Cover
Fig. 40 The primary air shutter must move freely.
D-plate
How to Adjust the Door Latch
ST524
Over time, the gasketing around the doors will comIntrepid
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press, and the latch may
need adjustment.
To adjust
the latch, loosen the small
locking
nut,
extend
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while keeping
djtthe striker screw
from turning. (Fig. 41) Keep making adjustments a little
at a time until the setting is right.
The front doors of the stove should close securely and
tightly, when the handle is in the closed position. When
the latch is properly adjusted there should be a slight
resistance as the doors are moved to the completely
closed position.
Pawl
Small Locking Nut
Striker Screw
Damper Actuator
Rod
Handle
Damper
Allen Head Adjustment Screw
Locking Nut
ST532
Fig. 42 Tighten the damper adjustment screw for a snug
seal.
Replace the Stove Gaskets as Needed
ST532
The Intrepid uses fiberglass rope gaskets to make a
damper adj
tight seal between some parts. With use, particularly on
those parts that move,
gaskets can become brittle and
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compressed, and can begin to lose their effectiveness.
These will need periodic replacement.
The sizes of replaceable gasket are listed below, along
with their applications.
Large Locking Nut
Set Screw
Handle Stub
ST531
Fig. 41 Turn the door latch striker screw in or out to tighten or
loosen the door latch.
ST531
Door Pawl
The damper handle is attached to the damper rod
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Tighten the Damper Handle as Needed
Gasket Diameter ...And the Parts it Seals
5/16” wire gasket The griddle to the stove top
5/16”
The damper to the upper fireback; the front doors to the stove
front; and the door halves to
each other
3/16”
The glass panes to the door
Refer to Page 27 for information on replacing the glass
panels or its gasket.
If you need to change a gasket, first obtain an appropriate replacement from your Vermont Castings Dealer.
with a set screw bearing against a flat spot on the rod.
Check the set screw periodically for tightness; tighten
as needed.
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Wait until the fire is out and the stove has cooled. Be
sure to follow the standard safety procedure for working
with dusty materials: Wear safety goggles and a dust
mask.
The procedure for replacing the gaskets is the same,
regardless of the gasket location.
1. Remove the existing gasket by grasping an end and
pulling firmly.
2. Use a wire brush or a screwdriver to clean the
channel of any remaining cement or bits of gasket.
Remove stubborn deposits of cement with a cold
chisel if necessary. (Fig. 43)
7. For doors, replace the doors and close them on
a piece of waxed paper to keep the cement from
migrating onto the stove front, or tap other parts with
the rubber mallet (or hammer/block of wood).
8. Clean excess cement from around the channel. Let
the cement that holds the new gasket dry thoroughly.
Adjust the Door if Necessary
The door latch or damper mechanism may need adjustment after you have regasketed them. Initially, it may
require loosening to accommodate the new gasket; after a few weeks, it may need tightening to compensate
for compression of the new gasket. The directions for
adjusting the latch and damper are on page 26.
Permanent Gaskets
ST560
Fig. 43 Remove gasket then clean channel with wire brush.
ST559
Remove
3. Determine the correct
length of the appropriate-sized
gasket
gasket by laying it out
in the channel. Allow an extra
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mark the
spot to be cut.
4. Remove the gasket from the channel, place it on a
wood cutting surface, and cut it at the marked spot
with a utility knife. Twist the ends slightly to keep the
gasket from unraveling.
5. Lay an unbroken 1/8” (3 mm) bead of gasket cement
in the newly-cleaned channel. Starting at one end,
press the gasket into the channel. Ensure a good
joint where the gasket meets before trimming any
excess. Do not overlap the gasket ends or leave
ends with ragged edges. (Fig. 44)
6. Press the gasketed part firmly against its normal
mating surface to seat the gasket evenly in its channel.
Other gaskets seal between non-moving parts, but
these are not subject to the same wear and deterioration as gaskets on moving parts. It is unlikely that you
will ever need to replace these gaskets unless the
involved parts are disassembled and then put back
together. If this is the case, the job should be done only
by a qualified service technician. The diameter of the
gasket that seals these non-moving parts is 5/16”, and
the areas sealed are the flue collar to the stove back;
and the lower fireback to the sides. Refer to Page 26 for
information on the glass panels and their gaskets.
et
ask
ve G ent
Sto Cem
ST561
Fig. 44 Lay a bead of gasket cement then press new gasket
in place.
ST559
Remove
gasket
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The Chimney System
Creosote
Your Intrepid Multi-fuel is designed to reduce creosote
buildup significantly. However, regular chimney inspection and maintenance must still be performed. For
safety, good stove performance, and to protect your
chimney and chimney connector, inspect the chimney
and chimney connector on a regular schedule. Clean
the system if necessary. Failure to keep the chimney
and connector system clean can result in a serious
chimney fire.
When wood is burned slowly, it produces tar, organic
vapors and moisture that combine to form creosote.
The creosote vapors condense in the relatively cool
chimney flue. As a result, creosote residue accumulates
on the flue lining. When ignited, this creosote makes an
extremely hot fire within the flue system that can damage the chimney and overheat adjacent combustible
material.
If you do have a chimney fire, act promptly to:
• Close the damper and thermostat lever.
• Get everyone out of the house.
• Call the Fire Department.
You should inspect the system every two weeks during
the heating season as part of a regular maintenance
schedule. To inspect the chimney, let the stove cool
completely. Then, using a mirror and a strong light,
sight up through the flue collar into the chimney flue. If it
is not possible to inspect the flue system in this fashion
the stove must be disconnected to provide better viewing access.
If a significant layer of creosote has accumulated - 1/8”
(3mm) or more - remove it to reduce the risk of a chimney fire.
Clean the chimney using a brush the same size and
shape as the flue liner. Flexible fiberglass rods are used
to run the brush up and down the liner, causing any
deposits to fall to the bottom of the chimney where they
can be removed through the clean out door.
The chimney connector should be cleaned by disconnecting the sections, taking them outside, and removing
any deposits with a stiff wire brush. Reinstall the connector sections after cleaning, being sure to secure the
individual sections with sheet metal screws.
If you cannot inspect or clean the chimney yourself,
contact your local Vermont Casings, Majestic Products authorized dealer or hire a professional chimney
sweep.
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Annual Maintenance
Perform a thorough cleaning, inspection and repair
each spring, at the end of the heating season.
• Thoroughly clean the chimney and chimney connector.
• Inspect the chimney for damage and deterioration.
Replace weak sections of prefabricated chimney. Have
a mason make repairs to a masonry chimney.
• Inspect the chimney connector and replace any
damaged sections.
• Check gasketing for wear or compression, and replace if necessary. A ‘paper test’ will guide you on this.
Close and lock the door or damper on a slip of paper
and then try to pull the paper out. If the paper pulls
out with little or no resistance, the gasket is not snug
enough at that spot. If adjusting the damper or latch
does not result in a seal that makes it hard to pull the
paper out, replace the gasketing.
• Check door and damper handles for tightness.
Adjust if needed.
• Check heat shield screws. Tighten as necessary.
• Clean dust from the inner sides of bottom, rear and
connector heat shields.
• Remove ashes from the ash pan and replace with
moisture absorbing material (such as cat litter) to keep
the stove interior dry. Close the stove door to keep cats
from using the litter.
• Touch up the paint on black stoves.
Please record the following information
for future reference.
Stove Serial No. __________________________
Dealer _________________________________
________________________________________
________________________________________
Phone __________________________________
Date Purchased __________________________
Installer ___________________________
_______________________________________
_______________________________________
Phone _______________________________
Date Installed _________________________
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Intrepid Multi-Fuel Heater
Model 1695
Item Description
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Rear Cover (Sec. Air Cover)
Flue Collar
Back Panel
Damper Rod
Damper D-plate (Damper Clip)
Damper
Damper Housing
Throat Hood
Weld Screw
Upper Firebrick
Fireback Clamp
3/8” - 16 x 1¹⁄₂” Hex Bolt
Lower Fireback
Rear Air Tube
Thermostat Cover
Damper Handle Stub
Friction Spring
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8/02
1306762
1306561
1308662
1602523
1306725
1306701
1306702
30001649
1201583
1306703
1306724
1201456
1306704
1308658
1306711
5004265
1201846
23.
24.
25.
26.
27.
28.
29.
30.
35.
45.
46.
47.
49.
50.
51.
Description
Thermostat Assy
Thermostat Clip
Ball Chain Fitting (2)
Ball Chain
Jump Ring
Primary Air Flap
Air Flap Pin
Clip
#10-24 x 3/8” Pan Head Bolt
Cover Plate
Side Brick
Brick Clip
Flue Deflector
Front Grate
Left Insert
Grate
Part Number
5005506
1601408
1201972
1201960
1201985
1306710
1601551
1601396
1200983
1608955
1608953
1608956
1401158
1308659
1308661
1308652
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59
60
94
62
63
61
66
64
71
91
92
93
90
65
94
69
68
66
86
85
95
67
70
75
84
83
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CFM Corporation reserves the right to make changes in design, materials, specifications, prices and discontinue colors and products at any time,
without notice.
Intrepid Multi-Fuel Heater
Model 1695 (continued)
Item Description
52.
53.
54.
55.
56.
57.
59.
60.
61.
62.
63.
64.
65.
66.
67.
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Right Insert
Ashpan
Ashpan Front
Ashpan Handle
Damper Tab
Slicer/poker
Griddle
Right Griddle Quad
Left Griddle Quad
Top
Right Side
Bottom
Left Side
Leg
Tie Rod
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Intrepid MultiFuel
Model 1695 parts
8/02
Part Number
1308660
1400951
1306493
30000973
1601488
5005708
1306356
1301832
1301807
See Chart Pg. 31
See Chart Pg. 31
1306764
See Chart Pg. 31
See Chart Pg. 31
1601640
Item Description
68.
69.
70.
71.
75.
83.
84.
85.
86.
90.
91.
92.
93.
94.
95.
Leg Bolt, 3/8”-16 x 1” Hex Bolt
Righ Air Manifold
Left Air Manifold
Handle Holder
Front
Left Door
Left Glass Panel2
Right Door
Right Glass Panel2
Handle Bolt, 1/4”-20 x 3³⁄₈”
Ceramic Handle
Handle Insert
Front Door Handle
Griddle Handle Assy
Glass Gasket
Part Number
1201432
1308654
1308653
1600600
See Chart Pg. 31
See Chart Pg. 31
1401157
See Chart Pg. 31
1401156
1201294
1600620
1600650
5004245
5004022
1203556
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Vermont Castings Intrepid Multi-Fuel
Intrepid Multi-Fuel Heater
Model 1695 (continued)
Shell Enamel Parts - Intrepid Multi-Fuel
Model 1695
Part Name
Classic
Green
Top
1308657
2318657
Bottom
1306764
2316764
Left Side
1308656
2318656
Front
1308647
2318647
Left Door
1308649
2318649
Right Door
1308648
2318648
Single Leg
1306333
2316333
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Red
2328657
2326764
2328656
2328647
2328649
2328648
2326333
1. In the diagrams and throughout this manual, ‘left’ and
‘right’ mean as you face the stove.
2. The glass panels have a heat-reflective coating on the
outside and are not interchangeable.
3. Hardware in this stove is in standard U.S. (inch) sizes.
Most hardware items are available at local hardware
stores.
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Vermont Castings Intrepid Multi-Fuel
Warranty
5. In addition, the owner must return the failed catalyst.
Limited 3 Year Warranty
CFM Corporation warrants that this woodburning stove will be free of
defects in material and workmanship for a period of three years from the
date you receive it, except that the catalyst, thermostat assembly, handles,
glass door panels, cement, and gasketing shall be warranted as described
below.
CFM Corporation will repair or replace, at its option, any part found
to be defective upon inspection by a Vermont Castings Authorized Dealer.
The customer must return the defective part or the stove, with shipping
prepaid, to the Authorized Dealer or pay for any Authorized Dealer in-home
travel fees or service charges for in-home repair work. It is the dealer’s
option whether the repair work will be done in the customer’s home or in the
dealer’s shop. If, upon inspection, the damage is found to be the fault of the
manufacturer, repairs will be authorized at no charge to the customer for
parts and/or labor.
Any woodburning stove or part thereof that is repaired or replaced
during the limited warranty period will be warranted under the terms of the
limited warranty for a period not to exceed the remaining term of the original
limited warranty or six (6) months, whichever is longer.
Limited 1 Year Warranty
The following parts of the woodburning stove are warranted to be free
of defects in material and workmanship for a period of one year from the
date you receive it: The thermostat assembly, handles, glass door panels,
cement, and gasketing. Any of these items found to be defective will be
repaired or replaced at no charge, upon the return of the part with postage
prepaid to a Vermont Castings Authorized Dealer.
Any part repaired or replaced during the limited warranty period will
be warranted under the terms of the limited warranty for a period not to
exceed the remaining term of the original limited warranty or six (6) months,
whichever is longer.
Limited Catalyst Warranty
The catalyst will be warranted for a six year period as follows:
If the original catalyst or a replacement catalyst proves defective or
ceases to maintain 70% of its particulate emission reduction activity (as
measured by an approved testing procedure) within 24 months from
the date the Intrepid Multi-Fuel is received, the catalyst itself will be
replaced free.
From 25 - 72 months a pro-rated credit will be allowed against a
replacement catalyst and the cost of labor necessary for its installation
at the time of replacement.
For stove purchases made after June 30, 1990, a third year
(25 - 36 months) of no charge replacement will be made when combustor failure is due to thermal degradation of the substrate (crumbling of
ceramic material). The customer must pay for any in-home travel fees,
service charges, or transportation costs for returning the Intrepid MultiFuel to the Authorized Dealer.
Amount of Time
Credit Towards
Since Purchase
Replacement Cost
0 - 24 months
100%
25 - 36 months
50 %
37 - 48 months
30%
49 - 60 months
20%
61 - 72 months
10%
Any replacement catalyst will be warranted under the terms of the
catalyst warranty for the remaining term of the original warranty. The
purchaser must provide the following information in order to receive a
replacement catalyst under the terms of this limited warranty:
1. Name, address and telephone number.
2. Proof of original purchase date.
3. Date of failure of catalyst.
4. Any relevant information or circumstances regarding determination of failure.
Exclusions & Limitations
1. This warranty is transferable; however, proof of original retail
purchase is required.
2. This warranty does not cover misuse of the Intrepid. Misuse
includes overfiring which will result if the Intrepid is used in such a manner as to cause one or more of the plates to glow red. Overfiring can
be identified later by warped plates and areas where the paint pigment
has burned off. Overfiring in enamel fireplaces is identified by bubbling,
cracking, chipping and discoloration of the porcelain enamel finish.
CFM Corporation offers no warranty on chipping of enamel surfaces.
Inspect your woodburning stove prior to accepting it for any damage to
the enamel.
3. This warranty does not cover misuse of the stove as described in
the Owner’s Guide, nor does it cover any stove which has been modified unless authorized by a CFM Corporation representative in writing.
This warranty does not cover damage to the Intrepid Multi-Fuel caused
by burning salt saturated wood, chemically treated wood, or any fuel not
recommended in the Owner’s Guide.
4. This warranty does not cover a stove repaired by someone other
than a CFM Corporation Authorized Dealer.
5. Damage to the unit while in transit is not covered by this warranty
but is subject to a claim against the common carrier. Contact Vermont
Castings Authorized Dealer from whom you purchased your stove or
CFM Corporation if the purchase was direct. (Do not operate the stove
as this may negate the ability to process the claim with the carrier.)
6. Claims are not valid where the installation does not conform to local building and fire codes or, in their absence, to the recommendations
in the Owner’s Guide.
7. The salt air environment of coastal areas, or a high-humidity
environment, can be corrosive to the porcelain enamel finish. These
conditions can cause rusting of the cast iron beneath the porcelain
enamel finish, which will cause the porcelain enamel finish to flake off.
This warranty does not cover damage caused by a salt air or high-humidity environment.
8. CFM Corporation shall have no obligation to enhance or update
any unit once manufactured.
IN NO EVENT SHALL CFM CORPORATION BE LIABLE FOR
INCIDENTAL AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ALL IMPLIED
WARRANTIES, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS, ARE LIMITED TO THE DURATION OF
THIS WRITTEN WARRANTY. THIS WARRANTY SUPERCEDES ALL
OTHER ORAL OR WRITTEN WARRANTIES.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitations of incidential and consequential damages or limitations on how long an implied
warranty lasts, so the above limitations may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific rights and you may have other rights which vary
from state to state.
How to Obtain Service
If a defect is noted within the warranty period, the customer should
contact a Vermont Castings Authorized Dealer or CFM Corporation if
the purchase was direct with the following information:
1. Name, address, and telephone number of the purchaser.
2. Date of purchase.
3. Serial number from the label on the back.
4. Nature of the defect or damage.
5. Any relevant information or circumstances, e.g., installation,
mode of operation when defect was noted.
A warranty claim will then start in process. CFM Corporation reserves
the right to withhold final approval of a warranty claim pending a visual
inspection of the defect by authorized representatives.
CFM Corporation
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2695 Meadowvale Blvd. • Mississauga, Ontario, Canada L5N 8A3
800-668-5323 • www.cfmcorp.com
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