Vermont Casting 2490 Stove User Manual

Vermont Casting 2490 Stove User Manual
Resolute Acclaim
Woodburning Stove
Model 2490
Homeowner’s
Installation and
Operating Manual
0893
For use in the
United States and Canada
SAFETY NOTICE: IF THIS APPLIANCE IS NOT PROPERLY INSTALLED, OPERATED AND MAINTAINED, A HOUSE FIRE MAY RESULT.
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE, FOLLOW THE INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS. FAILURE TO
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Resolute
Acclaim
DEATH. CONTACT LOCAL
BUILDING
OFFICIALS ABOUT RESTRICTIONS AND INSTALLATION
INSPECTION REQUIREMENTS
Cover IN YOUR AREA.
Do Not Discard This Manual: Retain for Future Use
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Resolute Acclaim Woodburning Stove
Introduction
Thank you for choosing a Vermont Castings Resolute Acclaim.
Your stove is one of the finest available. It features high efficiency, non-catalytic performance, using space-age
refractory material and the precisely calibrated delivery of air to a concentrated charcoal bed to promote secondary
combustion in a controlled environment.
If treated properly and operated according to the guidelines in this manual it will provide years of safe, dependable,
and economical heating.
The Resolute Acclaim has been tested and is listed by Warnock Hersey International of Middleton, Wisconsin. The
test standards are ANSI/UL-1482 and 737 for the United States and ULC S627 and CAN/CSA B366.2 for Canada.
The Resolute Acclaim is listed for burning wood. Do not burn other fuels.
The Resolute Acclaim is listed and approved for installation in mobile homes only in the United States and only with
use of Vermont Castings Mobile Home Installation Kit #3249.
The Vermont Castings Resolute Acclaim is in compliance with the standards set forth by the Federal Environmental
Protection Agency, 40 CFR Part 60.532(b)(2), as stated on the permanent label attached to each stove.
In addition to directions on installation and operation, this manual includes directions on maintenance and assembly.
We recommend that you hire a professional solid fuel stove installer to install your stove, or to advise you on the
installation should you attempt to install it yourself.
Save These Instructions.
Table of Contents
Accessories
Specifications .........................................3
Installation ..............................................4
Operation ..............................................17
Maintenance .........................................24
Replacement Parts ...............................29
Warming Shelf
#0064 Classic Black
#1356 Midnight Blue
#1351 Sand
#1357 Suede Brown
#1353 Green
#1385 Biscuit
#1354 Ebony
#1387 Chestnut Brown
#1355 Bordeaux
#1390 Vt. Classic Green
#0184 Rear Heat Shield
#0246 Bottom Heat Shield
#0133 Sparkscreen
#3255 Outside Air Adapter (for 3” ducting)
#3249 Mobile Home Kit - includes: Rear and Bottom
Heat Shields, Outside Air Adapter, Ducting and Leg
Clips
#0574 Stove Surface Thermometer
#3421 Gasket Kit
#4360 Griddle Handle Kit
Short Legs
#0565 Classic Black
#2910 Green
#0295 Biscuit
#2912 Sand
#0296 Chestnut Brown
#2915 Bordeaux
#0297 Ebony
#2916 Midnight Blue
#0298 Vt. Classic Green #2917 Suede Brown
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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Specifications
Resolute Acclaim Model 2490
Range of heat output ................9,500-33,900 BTU/hr.*
EPA Emissions Rating .....................................3.4g/hr*
Maximum heat output ....................... 40,000 BTU/hr.**
Area heated*** ................Up to 1600 sq. ft. (148 sq m)
Fuel size/type ...................... 16” (410 mm) wood splits
Fuel capacity ......................................30 lbs. (13.6 kg)
Loading ......................................................Front or top
Chimney connector ...................6” (152 mm) diameter
Chimney flue size .... Min. 6” (152 mm) or 8” (203 mm)
Flue exit position ......................Reversible, top or rear
Primary air ........................................................Manual
Secondary air .................................................... Preset
Ash handling system ................... Removable ash pan
Glass panel ........................High-temperature ceramic
Weight ...............................................425 lbs. (192 kg)
Width (leg-to-leg) ...................................26” (660 mm)
Depth (leg-to-leg) .................................19” (480 mm)
Height to top of flue collar:
w/Regular legs ................ 27¹⁄₂" (699 mm) top exit
..........................................25" (635 mm) rear exit
w/Short legs .................... 25¹⁄₂" (648 mm) top exit
..........................................23" (584 mm) rear exit
*Under specific conditions used during EPA emissions
testing.
**This value can vary depending on how the unit is
operated, and the type and moisture content of the fuel
used. Figure shown is based on maximum fuel consumption obtained under laboratory conditions and on
average efficiencies.
***These values are based on operation in building
code-conforming 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' Authorized
Dealer to determine realistic expectations for your
home.
12���"
(324 mm)
DRAWINGS NOT TO SCALE
19���"
(495 mm)
23"
(584 mm)
25"
(635 mm)
21���"
(546 mm)
25���"
(648 mm)
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Acclaim
27���"
(699 mm)
25"
(635 mm)
21���"
(546 mm)
(Reg. Legs)
19���"
(495 mm)
(Short Legs)
6"
(152 mm)
19"
(483 mm)
26"
(660 mm)
Fig. 1 Resolute Acclaim dimensions.
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Installation
SAFETY NOTICE: IF YOUR RESOLUTE ACCLAIM
IS NOT PROPERLY INSTALLED, OPERATED AND
MAINTAINED, A HOUSE FIRE MAY RESULT. FOR
SAFETY, FOLLOW ALL INSTALLATION, OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE DIRECTIONS. CONTACT
LOCAL BUILDING 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.
What Kind of Chimney to Use
Your Resolute Acclaim may be connected either to a
sound masonry chimney that meets local codes, to a
relined masonry chimney that meets local codes, or to
an approved prefabricated metal chimney. Whatever
kind you use, the chimney and chimney connector must
be in good condition and kept clean.
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 make
the inspection or to direct you to someone who can.
The chimney should 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’ (3m). (Fig. 2)
0 To 10'
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 it has been
tested to current UL and ULC standards, and gives the
name of the testing laboratory. Clearance and installation information is also printed on the label. Local authorities generally will accept the label as evidence that,
when the stove is installed according to the information
on the label and in this manual, the installation meets
codes and can be approved.
Codes vary in different areas, however. Before starting
the installation, review your plans with the local building
authority. Your local dealer can provide any additional
information needed.
For any unresolved questions about installation, refer
to the National Fire Protection Association’s publication
ANSI/NFPA 211–1988 Standard for Chimneys, Fireplaces, Vents and Solid Fuel Burning Appliances. In
Canada, the equivalent publication is 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.
4
2' Min.
3'
Min.
0 To 10'
2' Min.
3'
Min.
Reference Point
AC617
Fig. 2 The 2’-3’-10’ rule for chimneys.
For proper draft and good
performance, any chimney
AC617
RLTSKC8 should extend at least 16’
used with a Resolute Acclaim
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(5m) above the flue collar of the stove.
Masonry Chimneys
An inspection of the chimney must confirm that it has
a lining. Do not use an unlined chimney. The chimney
also should be examined for cracks, loose mortar,
other signs of deterioration, and blockage. Repair any
defects before the chimney is used with your stove.
A prefabricated doube-wall
insulated chimney
A tile-lined
masonry
chimney
ST241
Fig. 3 Standard chimney types.
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Unused openings in an existing masonry chimney must
be sealed with masonry to the thickness of the chimney
wall, and the chimney liner should be repaired. Openings sealed with pie plates or wallpaper are a hazard
and should be sealed 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 to help ensure a
good draft.
Prefabricated Chimneys
A prefabricated metal chimney must be one tested and
listed for use with solid-fuel burning appliances to the
High-Temperature (H.T.) Chimney Standard UL-1031985 (2100°F.) for the United States, and High Temperature (650°C) Standard ULC S-629 for Canada.
DO NOT CONNECT THIS UNIT TO A CHIMNEY FLUE
SERVING ANOTHER APPLIANCE.
Chimney Size
A Resolute Acclaim is approved for venting into a
masonry chimney with a flue size of 8” x 8” (203 x 203
mm), and into a round flue size of 8” (203 mm) or 6”
(152 mm).
It may be vented into larger chimneys as well. However, chimneys with liners larger than 8” x 12” (203 x
305 mm) may experience rapid cooling of smoke and
reduction in draft, especially if they are located outside the home. These large chimneys may need to be
insulated or to have their flues relined for proper stove
performance.
Accessories to help make the connection between
stainless steel chimney liners and your Resolute Acclaim are available through your local dealer.
Chimney Connector Guidelines
galvanized chimney connector; it cannot withstand the
high temperatures that can be reached by smoke and
exhaust 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 recommendations in the section following on Wall Pass-Throughs.
Do not pass the connector through an attic, a closet or
any similar concealed space. The whole chimney connector should be exposed and accessible for inspection
and cleaning.
Install the chimney connector not less than 23” (584
mm) from the ceiling. Keep it as short and direct as
possible, with no more than two (2) 90° turns. If possible, use 45° elbows. Slope horizontal runs of connectors upward 1/4” per foot (20 mm per meter) going
from the stove toward the chimney. The recommended
maximum length of a horizontal run is 3’ (914 mm),
and the total length of chimney connector should be no
longer than 8’ (2.5 m).
In cathedral ceiling installations, extend the prefabricated chimney downward to within 8’ (2.5 m) of the stove.
SAFETY NOTE: ALWAYS WEAR GLOVES AND PROTECTIVE EYEWEAR WHEN DRILLING, CUTTING OR
JOINING SECTIONS OF CHIMNEY CONNECTOR.
Double-wall Chimney Connectors
The listing for the Resolute Acclaim in the U.S. and
Canada includes use of double-wall chimney connectors that have been tested and listed for use with
solid-fuel burning appliances by a recognized testing
laboratory.
Information on assembling and installing double-wall
connectors 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 chimneys and connectors
from the same manufacturer helps make 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 8.
A chimney connector is the double-wall or single-wall
pipe that connects the stove to the chimney. The chimney itself 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.
They are for interior use only.
Double-wall connectors must be tested and listed for
use with solid-fuel burning appliances. Single-wall connectors should be made of 24 gauge or heavier steel,
and should be 6” (152 mm) in diameter. Do not use
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Single-wall Chimney Connectors
• 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” (3mm)
holes in the bottom of the
first section of chimney
connector and secure it to
the flue collar with three
(3) #10 x 1/2” sheet metal
screws.
• Secure each joint
between sections of chimney connector, including telescoping joints,
Fig. 4 The crimped end of
with at least three (3)
the connector points toward
the stove.ST242
sheet metal screws. The
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predrilled holes in the top
of each section of chimney connector serve as guides
when you drill 1/8” (3mm) holes in the bottom of the
next section.
• Secure the chimney 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
Follow the installation instructions of the chimney
manufacturer exactly as you install the chimney. The
manufacturer 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 adapters are available from your local dealer
to make the connection between the prefabricated
chimney and the chimney connector. The top of such
adapters attach directly to the chimney or to the chimney’s ceiling support package, while the bottom of the
adapter is screwed to the chimney connector.
These adapters 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.
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Securing the Single-wall Connector
to a Masonry Chimney
Both freestanding masonry chimneys and fireplace
masonry chimneys may be used for installation of your
Resolute Acclaim.
Thimble Sleeve
Flue
Chimney
Connector
Keep
sleeve end
flush with
flue tile
ST243
Fig. 5 The thimble, made of either cermaic or metal, must be
cemented securely in place.
Freestanding Installations
If the chimney connector
must pass through a comST243
thinble the
connection
bustible wall to reach
chimney, follow the recomdjt
mendations in the 12/13/99
Wall Pass-Through
section that
follows. The opening through the chimney wall to the
flue (the “breech”) must be lined with either a ceramic
or metal cylinder, called the “thimble”, which is securely
cemented in place. Most chimney breeches incorporate
thimbles, but the fit must be snug and the joint between
the thimble and the chimney wall must be cemented
firmly. (Fig. 6)
Chimney
Flue Liner
Elbow
Flue Liner
Slip Pipe
Thimble
Standard
Connector
Flue Collar
ST492
Fig. 6 Chimney connection is a freestanding installation.
ST492
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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.
To install a thimble sleeve, slide it into the breech 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” (25-50mm) 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.
Above A Fireplace
In this installation, the chimney connector rises from
the stove, turns ninety degrees, and goes back into
the fireplace chimney. (Fig. 7) The liner of the fireplace
chimney should extend at least to the point at which the
chimney connector enters the chimney. Follow all the
guidelines for installing a chimney connector into a freestanding masonry chimney, and pay special attention to
these additional points:
Through A Fireplace
If your fireplace opening height is at least 23” (584 mm)*,
you may install a Resolute Acclaim through the opening using a “positive connection” kit available from your
local dealer. These kits provide a secure connection
between the stove flue collar and the chimney flue. (Fig.
8) If it is necessary to reverse the flue collar from the
top exit to the rear exit position, follow the directions on
Page 10.
Fireplace installations, whether connected to the flue
above or through the fireplace opening, have special
clearance requirements to adjacent trim and the mantel.
You’ll find the required safe clearances for Resolute Acclaim fireplace installations on Page 11.
Floor protection requirements also apply to fireplace
installations. Floor protection is discussed on Page 9.
• If there is a combustible mantel or trim, check the
•
•
stove and chimney connector clearances. Use the
necessary combination of mantel, trim, and connector heat shields to provide the required clearances.
Double-check connector clearance from the ceiling.
The fireplace damper must be closed and sealed
to prevent room air from being drawn up the flue,
reducing the draft. However, it must be possible to
reopen the damper to inspect or clean the chimney.
Flexible Connector
Mantel Shield
Fireplace
Adpator Kit
RESOLUTE
Acclaim
Chimney Connector Shields
* Check these
*
ST245
*
clearances
Fig. 8 Chimney connector enters chimney through the fireplace opening.
Mantel
RESOLUTE
Acclaim
WallST245
Pass-Throughs
Seal the
Damper
ST244
Whenever possible,fireplace
design your installation so the conconnector
nector does not passflex
through
a combustible wall. If you
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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.
Fig. 7 Chimney connector enters chimney above the fireplace.
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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.
U.S.: In the United States, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has established guidelines
for passing chimney connectors through combustible walls. Many building code inspectors follow
these guidelines when approving installations.
The following illustration shows one NFPA-recommended method. All combustible material in the wall is cut
away a sufficient distance from the single-wall connector to provide the required 12” (305 mm) clearance for
the connector. Any material used to close up the opening must be noncombustible.
Three other methods are also approved by the NFPA.
These are:
• Using a section of double-wall chimney with a 9”
(229 mm) clearance to combustibles.
• Placing a chimney connector pipe inside a ventilated thimble, which is then separated from combustibles by 6” (152 mm) of fiberglass insulating material.
• Placing a chimney connector pipe inside a section of 9” (229 mm) diameter, solid-insulated, factorybuilt chimney, with 2” (51 mm) of air space between the
chimney section and combustibles.
Wall Stud
Canada: The Canadian Standards Association has
established different guidelines. The illustration
below shows one method, in which all combustible material in the wall is cut away to provide the
required 18” (457 mm) clearance for the connector.
The resulting space must remain empty. A flushmounted 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. Your
local dealer or your local building inspector can
provide details of other approved methods of passing a chimney connector through a combustible
wall.
In Canada, this type of installation must conform to
CAN/CSA-B365, Installation Code for Solid Fuel Burning Appliances and Equipment.
NOTE: Do not vent your Resolute Acclaim into a
factory-built (zero-clearance) fireplace under any
circumstances. The Resolute Acclaim has not been
specifically tested and listed for this type of installation. 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 THE RESOLUTE ACCLAIM TO
ANY AIR DISTRIBUTION DUCT OR SYSTEM.
18” (457 mm) clearance all around the
pipe
Chimney Connector
T
T
12” (305mm) of
Noncombustible
Material
Floor Protection
Flush
Mounted
ST494a
ST493a
Fig. 9 An approved wall pass-through for the United States.
ST493a
Brick pass thru
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T
Fig. 10 An approved wall pass-through for Canada.
ST494
steel
wall pass thru
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Floor Protection
A tremendous amount of heat radiates from the bottom
plate of your Resolute Acclaim. The floor area directly
under and around the stove will require protection from
radiant heat as well as from stray sparks or embers that
may escape the firebox.
F
Top Exit
E
E
B
Heat protection is provided through the use of a Vermont Castings Bottom Heat Shield #0246. Spark and
ember protection must be provided by a floor protector
constructed with noncombustible material as specified.
Most installations will require that the bottom heat
shield be attached. Only when the stove is placed on a
completely noncombustible surface such as unpainted
concrete over earth may it be used without the heat
shield.
Even when the bottom heat shield is installed, you must
provide special protection to the floor beneath. For
installations with the heat shield attached, use a noncombustible floor protector such as 1/4” non-asbestos
mineral board or equivalent, or 24 gauge sheet metal.
The floor protector may be covered with a noncombustible decorative material if desired. Do not obstruct the
space under the heater.
Rear Exit
D
C
A
A:
B:
C:
D:
E:
F:
C
D
A
U.S.
38”
42”
16”
6”
6”
10”
Canada
42” (1067 mm)
46” (1168 mm)
18” (457 mm)
8”
(203 mm)
ST500
8”
(203 mm)
intrepid
10”
(254 mm)
floor
protection
11/10/00
ST500
Fig. 11 Required floor protector dimensions.
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Acclaim
Protection requirements vary somewhat between the
United States and Canada as follows:
U.S. installations the floor protector is required under
the stove and must extend at least 16” from the front of
the stove (“C”, Fig. 11), and at least 6” from the sides
and rear (“D” and “E”,Fig. 11). It must also extend under the chimney connector and 2” to either side (“F”,Fig.
11).
To meet these requirements, a floor protector must be
at least 38” wide and 42” deep.
In Canada, a noncombustible floor protector is required
under the heater also. The floor protector must extend
18” (457 mm) to the front (“C”, Fig. 11), and 8” (203
mm) from the sides and rear (“D” and “E”, Fig. 11).
To meet these requirements, a floor protector must be
at least 42” (1067 mm) wide and 46” (1168 mm) deep.
Floor Protection for Fireplace Installation
Do not assume that 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 12. Because heat
passes readily through brick or concrete, it can easily
pass through to the wood. As a result, such fireplace
hearths can be a fire hazard and are considered a combustible floor.
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requires protection
from radiant heat
ST247a
Fig. 12 Supporting timbers under fireplace hearth are considered to be combustible
For all fireplace installations, follow the floor protection
guidelines described above.
Keep in mind that many raised
hearths will extend
ST247
less than the required clearance from the front of the
Rear exit floor dgrm
heater when it is installed. In such cases, sufficient
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djt be added in
floor protection as described
above must
front of the hearth to satisfy the minimum floor protector
requirement from the front of the stove: 16” (410 mm)
from the front in the United States and 18” (457 mm)
from the front in Canada.
Hearth rugs do not satisfy the requirements for floor
protection as they are not fire proof.
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.
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Keep the Stove a Safe Distance From
Surrounding Materials
Both a stove and its chimney connector radiate heat in
all directions when operating. A safe installation requires that adequate clearance be maintained between
the stove and nearby combustible materials to ensure
that such materials do not overheat.
Clearance is the distance between either your stove or
chimney connector, and nearby walls, floors, the ceiling,
and any other fixed combustible surface. Keep furnishings and other combustible materials 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.
Safe Ways to Reduce Clearances
Your stove has special clearance requirements that
have been established after careful research, and testing to UL and ULC standards.
Clearance requirements have been established to meet
most installation possibilities, and they involve the combination of four basic variables:
• When the stove has no listed heat shield mounted
on it.
• When the stove has a listed heat shield mounted on
it.
• When the wall has no listed heat shield mounted on
it.
• When the wall has a listed heat shield mounted on it.
In general, the greatest clearance is required when you
are placing a stove with no heat shield near a wall with
no heat shield. The least clearance is required when
both the stove and the wall have heat shields. Reducing
a stove clearance may require a listed heat shield on
the chimney connector as well.
Clearances may be reduced only by means approved
by the regulatory authority, or in accordance with the
clearances listed in this manual.
Wall Shields
Wall shields should be constructed of 24 gauge or
heavier sheet metal, or another noncombustible material such as 1/2” (13 mm) insulation board or common
brick “laid on flat,” with the 3¹⁄₂" (89 mm) side down.
(Fig. 13)
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.
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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.
When calculating clearance, always measure from the
top plate of the stove, or, from the chimney connector
itself, to the adjacent combustible surface. Do not measure from the heat shields of the stove or connector to
the combustible surface.
Air Flow
Screen
Wall Shield
Stud Wall
Framing
Noncombustible
spacers and
fasteners
Drywall
Shield
Metal
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Air Flow
ST248
Fig. 13 Approved wall shield construction.
ST248
Reversing
the Flue Collar
wall shield construction
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shipped with the flue collar in
the top exit position. Depending on your requirements,
you may wish to reverse the flue collar and extension
plate to the rear exit position. The only tool necessary is
a 7/16” wrench.
To reverse the flue collar position:
1. Remove the four (4) fasteners that hold the collar
and extension plate. The fasteners are accessible
by reaching through the flue collar of the stove.
2. Remove the flue collar and extension plate.
3. Examine the exposed gasket; contact your Vermont
Castings Authorized Dealer if the gasket needs to be
replaced.
4. Position the extension plate and flue collar in the
appropriate orientation, making sure the gasket
remains in place. The notched edge of the extension
plate should be next to the griddle.
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5. Secure the extension plate and flue collar with the
fasteners removed in the first step. Run the bolts in
only finger-tight. Adjust the fit of the extension plate
and/or flue collar if necessary. Tighten all four (4)
fasteners, but do not overtighten them. Test the action of the griddle; make any needed adjustments by
loosening the hardware, repositioning the flue collar
and extension plate, retesting the griddle action, and
retightening the hardware.
Side trim must have a minimum clearance of 8" (203 mm),
measured from the stove's top side edge. In this case,
ventilated shielding will not provide protection to allow
clearance reduction.
In addition, a fireplace installation must observe the
floor protection guidelines discussed previously.
The charts and sample installations on the following
pages list the clearances required for various installation configurations of the Resolute Acclaim.
Fireplace Installations
A fireplace installation requires special clearance between the side of the stove and the right and left walls,
the side of the stove and the decorative side trim on the
fireplace face, and the top of the stove and the mantel.
Ventilated shields (noncombustible) installed on noncombustible spacers 1” (25 mm) away from the combustible surface may be used to reduce clearances.
(Fig. 14) A mantel shield for the Resolute Acclaim must
be at least 48” (1219 mm) long, centered over the
stove. Side trim shields must extend the full length of
the trim. (Fig. 15)
A
C
B
C
Mantel
Fireplace Mantel and Trim Clearances
Measured from the stove top and sides
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Protected
Unprotected
30” (762 mm)
36” (914 mm)
ST253b
28” (711 mm)
28” (711 mm)
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8” (203 mm)
8” (203 mm) ST253b
trim clearances
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Fig. 15 Maintain clearances to combustible components of
the mantelpiece.
A. Mantel
B. Top Trim
C. Side Trim
1" (25mm)
Shield
1/4" (6mm)
ST501
Fig. 14 A custom-formed mantel shield.
An unprotected mantel (“A”,Fig. 15) must have a minimum clearance of 36” (914mm), measured from the
stove’s top plate. With a ventilated shield the clearance
may safely be reduced to 30” (762 mm). Maximum
ST501
depth of the mantel is 9” (229 mm).
mantel and
Unprotected top trim (B) protruding 1¹⁄₂" (38 mm) or less
trim shield
from the face of the fireplace must be a minimum of 28"
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(711 mm) from the stove's
top surface.
may not be reduced by shielding. If top trim protrudes
more than 1¹⁄₂" (38 mm) the mantel clearances of 36"
(915mm) unshielded and 30" (762 mm) shielded must
be used.
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Resolute Acclaim Clearance Chart
Unprotected Surface
Rear
Corner
Installation
Corner
Parallel Installation
Stove Clearance
Side
Protected Surface
Side
Rear
Corner
Installation
Corner
Parallel Installation
No heat shields
(A) 15”
(380 mm)
(B) 24”
(610 mm)
(C) 15”
(380 mm)
(D) 8”
(203 mm)
(E) 13”
(330 mm)
(F) 8”
(203 mm)
Top exit, rear heat
shield only 1
(G) 15”
(380 mm)
(H) 24”
(610 mm)
(I) 15”
(380 mm)
(J) 8”
(203 mm)
(K) 13”
(330 mm)
(L) 8”
(203 mm)
Rear exit, rear heat
shield only
(M) 15”
(38mm)
(N) 10”
(254 mm)
N/A
(O) 8”
(203 mm)
(P) 7”
(180 mm)
N/A
Top exit, rear h.s.,
single-wall connector,
connector shields 1,2
(Q) 15”
(380 mm)
(R) 15”
(380 mm)
(S) 15”
380 mm)
(T) 8”
(203 mm)
(U) 9”
(23mm)
(V) 8”
(203 mm)
Top exit, rear h.s.,
double-wall connector1,3
(Q) 15”
(380 mm)
(R) 17”
(432 mm)
(S) 15”
(380 mm)
*
Chimney Connector
Clearance
No Heat Shields
23” (580 mm)
12” (305 mm)
Chimney connector
heat shields2
14” (360 mm)
8” (203 mm)
Double-wall connector3
16” (410 mm)
*
Front Clearance
to Combustibles**
All Installations
48” (1220 mm)
* Clearances with double-wall connectors and protected surfaces have not been tested for the Resolute Acclaim.
** A distance of 48” must be maintained between the stove and moveable combustible items such as drying
clothes, furniture, firewood, etc.
When a rear heat shield is installed on a top exit stove, the shield insert must be attached to the shield so
the area behind the flue collar on the stove is protected.
1
Chimney connector heat shields must extend exactly 28” (710 mm) above the flue collar of the stove. No
shielding can be used on the connector above 28” (710 mm). The unshielded chimney connector above the
28” (710 mm) point will be 14” (360mm) from an unprotected wall or 8” (203 mm) from a protected wall.
2
In top exit installations, this clearance requires the use of the rear stove heat shield with the shield insert
installed.
3
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Stove Installed
Parallel to Wall
Protected Surfaces
Stove Installed
Parallel to Wall
Stove in Corner
Stove in Corner
Top Exit, No Heat Shields
C
B
A
C
F
E
D
F
Top Exit, Rear Heat Shield Only
I
H
G
J
I
L
K
L
Rear Exit, Rear Heat Shield Only
N
Q
N/A
N/A
M
P
Top Exit, Rear Heat Shield and single-wall connector w/shields, or double-wall connector
S
R
Q
S
V
U
T
V
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Minimum Wall Shield Requirements for Common Installations
A = 48” (1220 mm)
B = 36” (914 mm)
A
A
B
C
D
E
A
B
D
C
B
= 26” (660 mm)
= 44” (1118 mm)
= 36” (914 mm)
= 48” (1220 mm)
= 1” (25 mm)
E
ST605
ST602
Fig. 16 A rear-exit stove with reduced rear wall clearance
only.
ST602
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wall shield
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wall shield
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F
A
C
A
B
Fig. 19 A top-exit stove with a wall shield only no pipe or
stove heat shields). A 26” wide section of rear wall shield must
ST605
be centered behind
the connector.
D
A
B
C
D
E
F
=
=
=
=
=
=
26” (660 mm)
49” (1245 mm)
44” (1118 mm)
36” (914 mm)
1” (25 mm)
23” (584 mm)
A
A
B
D
F
E
C
C
G
E
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
=
=
=
=
=
=
=
G
E
ST606
ST604
Fig. 17 A top-exit stove with 90° elbow and no stove or conST604
nector heat shields.
Note Acclaim
clearance between chimney conResolute
nector and ceiling.Wall shield
BB
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H
H
A
B
C
E
F
D
H
G
D
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
= 26” (660 mm)
= 23” (584 mm)
= 44” (1118 mm)
= 36” (914 mm)
= 11” (279 mm)
= 43” (1092 mm)
= 47” (1194 mm)
= 1” (25 mm)
26” (660 mm)
44” (1118 mm)
36” (914 mm)
11” (279 mm)
43” (1092 mm)
49” (1245 mm)
1” (25 mm)
Fig. 20 A top-exit stove with reduced rear and side wall clearances. Note that ST606
rear wall shield must extend completely to
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corner.
wall shield
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B
A
A
D
D
B
E
C
C
F
A
B
C
D
E
F
=
=
=
=
=
=
26” (660 mm)
44” (1118 mm)
36” (914 mm)
36” (91 4mm)
5” (127 mm)
1” (25 mm)
F
H
ST607
ST603
Fig. 18 A top exitST6003
stove with heat shields on both the stove
Resolute Acclaim
and chimney connector.
Reduced rear and side wall clearwall shield
ances. The chimney
01/01 connector heat shield must be exactly
28”. Note that rear and side wall shields meet at corner.
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Fig. 21 A top-exit stove with reduced rear and side wall clearST607
ance. Wall shields
mustAcclaim
meet at corner.
Resolute
wall shield
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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 Chart on Page 8.
Resolute Acclaim: 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)
27¹⁄₂”
(699 mm)
26”
(660 mm)
25¹⁄₂”
(648 mm)
20¹⁄₂”
(521 mm)
15”
(381 mm)
18¹⁄₂”
(470 mm)
A
B
D
C
F
E
*
*
ST608
* 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.
Resolute Acclaim: WITH Stove and Chimney Connector Heat Shields
Unprotected Surfaces ST608
Parallel Installations
Side (A)
Rear (B)
27¹⁄₂”
(699 mm)
17”
(432 mm)
A
B
Protected Surfaces
Resolute
Corner Acclaim
flue
centerline
Installations**
Parallel Installations
Diagrams
Corner
Side (D)
Rear (E)
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25¹⁄₂”
(648 mm)
20¹⁄₂”
(521 mm)
D
C
Corner
Installations**
Corner (F)
11”
(279 mm)
E
18¹⁄₂”
(470 mm)
F
ST608a
**To locate center of flue collar for corner installation, add 10¹⁄₂” (270mm) 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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flue centerline
Diagrams
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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. Bottom heat shield requirements remain the same as for other installations.
ALCOVE INSTALLATION OF THE RESOLUTE ACCLAIM IS NOT PERMITTED IN CANADA.
Construction Requirements
Showing noncombustible ceiling framing and maximum
and minimum permitted dimensions.
Joist Shield
(supplied
by chimney
manufacturer)
Metal
Stud
1” air gap top
and bottom,
on both sides
and back
wall
Combustible
facing may
overlap
metal studs
by only 1”
7/16” Durock© (or
equivalent)
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ST504
ST609
Fig. 22 Cutaway perspective of alcove installation.
Existings
Combustible Framing
St504
Alcove cutaway
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Fig. 25 Alcove side section.
11"
Min.
Metal studs
support 7/16”
Durock© (or
equivalent)
ceiling
ST609
Alcove side view
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24"
36"
Min.
Ceiling support package
extends 2”
below Durock©
(or equivalent)
ceiling
14¹⁄₄"
48" Min.
ST505
Fig. 23 Reflected ceiling plan.
36"
(914mm)
Max.
ST505
7/16” Durock©
Alcove Ceiling plan(or equivalent)
Use recommended
spaced 1” off
11/00
floor protection
wood studs on
1” air gap,
top, bottom,
on both sides
and back wall
65"
62" Min.
to Alcove
Ceiling
NOTE: From
62” to 65” must
be covered by
a noncombustible material.
noncombustible
spacers
ST610
48" (1219mm) Min.
ST502
Fig. 24 Floor plan. Sheetrock on front face butts to Durock©
(or equivalent) alcove lining.
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ST502
Intrepid
Alcove floor plan
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Fig. 26 Front section: 65” minimum clearance to combustibles on front face. Combustible facing may overlap metal
studs by only 1”. It should not extend below the height of the
ST610
noncombustible ceiling.
Alcove front view
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Operation
You will need the following tools to assemble the Acclaim:
• 9/16” open end wrench • safety glasses & gloves
• flat head screwdriver
• power drill w/ 1/8” (3mm) bit
• stub handle phillips screwdriver
Unpack the Stove
1. Remove the shipping straps and plastic wrap.
2. Inspect the stove and contents for shipping damage
or missing parts. Immediately notify your dealer of
any damage. Do not install this stove if any damage
is evident or any parts are missing.
Hardware Bag contents:
• Stove Legs, 4
• 3/8-16 x 1¹⁄₄” hex head Leg Bolts with washers, 4
• Owner's Registration Card
• Touch-up Paint (Porcelain enamel stoves)
as a reminder of the correct “open” and “closed” positions.
The damper handle is located on the right side of the
stove and controls air flow within the stove. (Fig. 27)
The damper is open when the handle is toward the rear
of the stove, and the combustion gases exit directly out
the flue collar. When the handle is pulled forward and
locked, the damper is closed, secondary combustion
occurs, and the stove operates most efficiently.
The damper must be fully open or fully closed. There
are no intermediate positions for the damper handle.
Flue Collar
Top Load Door/Griddle
Damper Handle
(not shown)
Griddle Handle
Install Stove Legs
Glass Panel
Remove and discard the four large slot-head screws
from the stove bottom. Install the stove legs using the
hex head bolts from the parts bag. (Fig. 26a) Use 3/8”
washers with all four legs. Tighten the bolts firmly.
CAUTION: Overtightening can strip tapped threads.
Front Door
Primary Air Control
Front Door Handle
ST611
Fig. 27 The Resolute Acclaim controls are conveniently
located and easy to use.
Leg Leveller
Leg Bolt and
Washer
ST611
Two
Ways to Add Logs
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a Choice of Fire Views
controls
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ST466
Fig. 26a Attach stove legs and leg levellers.
ST466
Seville
Stove
Controls
Attach legs
Two Controls Operate the Stove
The primary air control lever, located beneath the
ashlip, regulates how much heat the stove produces by
controlling the amount of air received by the fire. The
more air supplied, the hotter the fire. (Fig. 27)
With a travel range of about 6” (159 mm), the air control is closed when the lever is fully left. Maximum heat
is produced when the lever is fully right. It may also be
set anywhere between a “start-up” position and the high
and low extremes to achieve a desired heat output. A
directional arrow cast into the Acclaim’s ash lip serves
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Convenient top-loading of wood through the Acclaim’s
stovetop griddle supplements traditonal fireplace-style
loading through the front door.
The griddle simply lifts to open.
The front door employs a rotating cam and a door latch
tab to secure it. The handle points down when the door
is closed.
To open the front door, pull on the handle to release the
cam. To close it, push the door until the latch engages.
Double-check the latch by pushing lightly on the handle.
When the latch is properly secured, the door will remain
closed.
For clear fire viewing, the front door features a large,
self-cleaning glass panel. The front door may be
opened (or even removed) and the optional spark
screen clipped in place for open-fire viewing as well.
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Removable Andirons For Greater
Front-Loading Convenience
The andirons slip into pockets cast into the front of
the bottom grate and can be removed when loading
through the front door. (Most Acclaim owners, however,
prefer the convenience of “smokeless” top loading.)
IMPORTANT: The andirons must be in place during
operation. (Fig. 28) They not only help keep the glass
door panel clear for fireviewing, but they assure proper
placement of the fuel load for efficient clean-burning
operation.
Firebricks
Removable
Andirons
ST612
Secondary Air
Ports
Ash Pan
Bottom Crates
Fig. 28 A look inside the firebox of the Resolute Acclaim.
Wood should be stored under cover to maintain dryness. Even for short-term storage, keep wood a safe
distance from the heater and keep it out of the areas
around the heater used for refueling and ash removal.
Use the Air Control Settings
That Work Best for You
No single control setting will fit every situation. Each
operation will differ depending on the quality of the fuel,
the amount of heat desired, and how long you wish the
fire to burn.
Control settings also depend on your particular installation’s “draft,” or the force that moves air through the
stove and 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.
Too much draft may cause excessive temperatures in
the stove. On the other hand, too little draft can cause
backpuffing into the room and/or insufficient heat.
ST612
Two Rules
For Success
How do you know if your draft is excessively high or
low? Symptoms of too much draft include an uncontrollable burn or a part of the stove or chimney connector
glowing red. Inadequate draft is indicated by smoke
leaking into the room through the stove or chimney connector joints.
Burn Only High-Quality Fuel
In some newer homes that are well-insulated and
weather-tight, poor draft may result from insufficient air
in the house. In such cases it may be necessary to duct
combustion air to the stove directly from outside. In fact,
in some areas, outside combustion air is required for
stove installations in all new construction.
Resolute Acclaim
firebox
Burning wood is said to be
more of an art than a sci1/01
ence. You’ll easily master
the art if you start by using
good, dry fuel, and understand how the stove’s air supply system operates.
This heater is designed to burn natural wood only; do
not burn fuels other than those for which this heater
was designed.
Higher efficiencies and lower emissions generally result
when burning air-dried, seasoned woods as compared
to softwoods or freshly cut hardwoods. Avoid burning
“green” wood that has not been properly seasoned.
Also, do not use construction materials or trash as fuel;
the chemicals, coatings and hardware that may be
present can cause damage to the refractory material.
•
The best hardwood fuels include oak, maple, beech,
ash, and hickory that has been split, stacked, and airdried outside under cover for at least one year. Avoid
burning cordwood that is over 2 years old as such fuel
can contribute to short burn times, backpuffing and
over-firing.
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For areas that do not have a supply of hardwood, some
of the better softwoods that are commonly burned
include tamarack, yellow pine, white pine, Eastern red
cedar, fir, and redwood. They too should be properly
dried. The length of the wood should be 16” (406 mm).
Use of wood shorter than 16” may result in decreased
burn times.
Your Resolute Acclaim is designed to easily incorporate
outside combustion air with a Vermont Castings Outside Air Duct Adapter #3255 available from your local
dealer.
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 a week or
two to determine the amount of heat and the length of
burn you should expect from various settings.
Most installations do not require a large amount of combustion air, especisally if adequate draft is available. Do
not for any reason attempt to increase the firing rate of
your heater by altering the air control adjustment range
outlined in these directions.
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Use the following air control settings as a starting point
to determine the best settings for your needs.
Primary Air Settings
Air Setting
CLOSED
LOW
HIGH
START-UP
Low
Air Control Position
Fully Left
Approximately 1” (25mm) to
the right of CLOSED.
Approximately 3”(80mm) to the
right of CLOSED, where the
lever hits the stop.
Fully Right
High
Start-up
Normal
Operation
ST613
Move handle down and to
the right for start-up position
Fig. 29 Variable settings for the primary air control between
the open and closed positionsST613
provide a range of heat output.
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How to Build and Sustain
Wood Fire
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settings
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You can load wood into your
Resolute
either the top or front loading door. Front-loading is
useful for kindling a new fire, but we recommend top
loading as the most convenient way of regularly adding
several logs at a time.
Your Resolute Acclaim may be operated with the front
door open for fireplace-style viewing as well as closed.
Always be certain the stove damper is open when the
door is open and always use the optional firescreen for
fire viewing.
Starting and Maintaining A Wood Fire
A new stove needs to be “broken in.” Since cast iron
plates expand and contract in response to temperature
change, let them adjust gradually to heating and cooling. To properly break in your stove, follow Steps 1-3
below only for your first three or four fires. After that,
you may go on to Step 4 and normal operation of the
stove.
The stove paint and cement will emit a slight odor during the first few fires. We suggest that you provide extra
ventilation near the stove by partially opening a door or
window when the odor is present.
WARNING: Operate only with doors fully open or
doors fully closed. If doors are left partly open, gas
and flame may be drawn out of the fireplace stove
opening, creating risks of both fire and smoke.
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1. Open the stove damper, and open the primary air
control fully to the Start-up position.
2. Lay some crumpled newspapers in the stove. Place
six or eight pieces of dry kindling split to a finger-width
size on the paper, and on the kindling lay two or three
larger sticks of split dry wood approximately 1-2” (25-50
mm).
Do not use chemicals or fluids to start the fire.
Do not burn garbage or flammable fluids such as
gasoline, naptha or engine oil. Also, never use gasoline-type lantern fuel, kerosene, charcoal lighter fluid,
or similar liquids to start or “freshen up” a fire in this
heater. Keep all such liquids well away from the heater
while it is in use.
3. Light the newspaper and close the door. The fire
soon will be well-established and you may gradually
build it up by adding a few sticks at a time of a progressively larger size.
For your initial three or four break-in fires, let the fire
burn brightly for a short time, then let it die out.
NOTE: Some chimneys need to be “primed,” or
warmed up, before they will draw sufficiently to start
a fire. To correct this situation, roll a couple of 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 get the smoke moving in the right
direction.
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.
NOTE: CONTINUOUS OPERATION WITH THE AIR
CONTROL IN THE START-UP (FULLY OPEN) POSITION MAY SHORTEN THE LIFE OF THE INTERNAL
CASTINGS.
4. Once the fire is burning steadily, continue adding
fuel until a thick ember bed has been established on
the grate. The bed must be about 4” (100mm) deep
at the back of the grate and about 1” (25mm) deep at
the front, and should cover the throat opening into the
secondary combustion chamber that is located in the
center of the lower fireback.
If your wood is well-seasoned, the damper may be
closed when the griddle temperature reaches 500° F
(260°C). Depending on the type of wood being burned
and its moisture content, it may take several hours to
establish and then maintain the ember base that is
required for high-efficiency operation.
5. Once the ember bed is formed, prepare the stove
for high-efficiency operation. Load it with fuel, first with
smaller splits of wood and then larger ones.
Close the damper and set the primary air control lever
to the “HIGH” position. Operate the stove for 15 - 20
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• Close the damper, and set the primary air lever for
the desired heat output.
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 within 5 minutes.
Damper Control
Closed
Open
ST614
Fig. 30 With the damper closed, secondary combustion takes
place and the Acclaim operates most efficiently.
minutes at this maximum air setting to guarantee the
new load of fuel has fully ignited. Once the fuel is burnST614
ing steadily, you may adjust the primary air supply to
Acclaim
provide theResolute
desired heat
output.
You’ll soonDamper
find this stove
is HOT WHILE IN OPERAcontrol
TION! KEEP
CHILDREN,
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DO NOT OVERFIRE THIS HEATER. Overfiring can
result in permanent damage to the stove. If an exterior
part of the stove or the chimney connector glows, you
are overfiring.
Reloading and Reviving a Wood Fire
Reload your stove while it is still hot and there are
plenty of embers to re-kindle the fire quickly. Include
some smaller pieces of wood in the new load of fuel to
help the stove regain high temperatures quickly.
Follow this procedure when you reload your stove:
• Open the damper and move the primary air lever to
•
•
•
the “HIGH” position.
Open the front door and check the ash level on the
grates and in the ash pan. Clear excess ash from
the grates, particularly at the rear area. Level the
ember bed. Empty the ash pan if necessary.
Replace the ash pan and close the front door.
Load wood, smaller pieces first, and close the loading door.
NOTE: If the ember bed has burned down to the extent
the fire cannot be revived easily, it may be necessary to
set the air control to the “Start-up” position until the fire
has been re-established.
• Allow the stove to regain its “thermal momentum”
before closing the damper. This may take 15 - 20
minutes, and will be confirmed by a temperature on
the griddle of at least 500°F (260°C).
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A Surface Thermometer is a
Guide to Performance
Until you are familiar with how your stove works, monitor the griddle surface temperature frequently. Use
these temperature ranges as general indicators of heat
output:
Low to medium
350-500°F (177-260°C)
Medium
500-600°F (260-318°C)
High
600-750°F (318-399°C)
Continuous operation at griddle temperatures higher
than 750°F (399°C) may damage the cast iron parts or
the porcelain enamel finish of your Resolute Acclaim.
A surface thermometer can also tell you when to adjust
the controls and when to refuel the stove. (Fig. 31)
During start-up and after re-loading, for example, a
thermometer reading of at least 500°F (260°C) signals
the stove is hot enough to close the damper and shift
into the high-efficiency mode.
Readings lower than 350°F (177°C) announce the
stove needs loading or it is time to increase the air supply for a higher burn rate.
At the other exteme, a temperature over 750°F (399°C)
is a warning to slow the burn rate.
Stovetop Thermometer
ST615
Fig. 31 A thermometer gives temperature readings that help
you to operate your stove safely and effectively.
ST615
Thermostat
on griddle
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Rules for Open Fire Viewing
Clear the Ash Frequently
WARNING: FOR SAFETY AND GREATEST EFFICIENCY, OPERATE YOUR STOVE ONLY WITH ALL
DOORS/GRIDDLES FULLY CLOSED. THE TEST
STANDARD FOR YOUR STOVE WHEN IT IS OPERATED IN THIS MODE IS UL 1482.
YOUR STOVE MAY BE USED AS A FIREPLACE
WITH THE FRONT DOOR 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. THE TEST STANDARD FOR YOUR STOVE WHEN IT IS OPERATED
IN THIS MODE IS UL 737.
USE ONLY THE RESOLUTE ACCLAIM SPARK
SCREEN, PART #0133, WITH YOUR ACCLAIM .
RESOLUTE ACCLAIM SPARK SCREENS ARE
AVAILABLE FROM YOUR VERMONT CASTINGS’
AUTHORIZED DEALER.
The damper must be open as well whenever you operate the Resolute Acclaim in the open-fire mode. This
will prevent smoke and combustion gases from entering
the room.
The spark screen fits inside the arch of the inner stove
front and is held in place by a top bail and two side
clips. (Fig. 32) To insert the screen, place the top bail
between the inner front and the air manifold. Push with
an even pressure on the sides until the clips snap into
place.
The front door may be left on or taken off. To remove it,
open it and retract the spring-loaded upper hinge pin.
Tilt the door slightly and lift it off the lower hinge pin.
The slanted grate is designed to shape the charcoal
bed to promote high temperatures near the entrance to
the secondary combustion chamber. The grates must
be kept free of heavy ash accumulation. Clear ash
manually every six to eight hours of operation or before
you reload.
To clear the ash, “hoe” the ash and charcoal forward
with a stove shovel or similar fireplace tool so they drop
through the grate. CAUTION: Do not put any tool up
into the secondary combustion chamber or you will risk
damaging the refractory package.
Remove and Store Ash Safely
Check the ash pan before reloading the stove. If the
ash is close to the top, empty the pan. Before replacing
the ash pan, clear away any ash that has spilled over
the sides and back of the pan.
When burning wood, empty the
ash drawer regularly, typically
every one to three days. The
frequency will vary depending on how hot you
run your stove: the
hotter the fire, the more
wood you burn, and the
faster ash will accumulate.
ST438
The ash pan is located in the ash
drop chamber with a handle attached to the front and
one to the rear. Always use stove gloves when hanST438
dling the ash pan. Keep it level, and carry
it outside for
ash pail
disposal. Empty the ash into your ash7/6/00
disposal
djt container. When you are finished, slide the pan back into
the stove.
Ash may contain hot coals and must be treated with
extreme care. It should be removed frequently and
placed outdoors in a metal container with a tight-fitting
lid. The closed container of ash should be placed 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, it should be retained in the closed container
until all cinders have thoroughly cooled. Wood ash may
be used as a garden fertilizer.
Top Bail
Side Clip
CAUTION: NEVER USE A VACUUM CLEANER TO
REMOVE ASH FROM THE STOVE; ALWAYS REMOVE AND DISPOSE OF THE ASHES PROPERLY.
ST616
Fig. 32 Angle the screen to seat the top first, then push the
bottom straight in until the clips snap into place.
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Resolute Acclaim Woodburning Stove
Draft Management
Flue sizing
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.
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, 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.
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
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 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.
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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.
Pipe & Chimney Layout
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.
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.
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Creosote
Back-puffing
Creosote is a by-product of slow wood-burning. 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.
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.
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.
Fuel
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.
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.
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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
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 Majestic Products Company dealers carry
adapters to attach to the stove to connect an air duct for
outdoor combustion air.
Conclusion
Wood-burning 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
Keep Your Stove Looking New and
Working Its Best
Care of the Cast Iron Surface
An occasional dusting with a dry rag will keep the
painted cast iron of your Resolute Acclaim looking new.
A damp cloth may be used as well, but only when the
stove is cool. Make sure no water remains on the stove
surface.
If the paint needs retouching, allow the stove to cool
completely. Wire-brush areas needing to be painted.
Remove non-painted components such as air controls
or cover them with masking tape. Touch up the stove
with high temperature stove paint available from your
local dealer. Apply the paint sparingly. Two light coats
are better than one heavy one.
Care of the Porcelain Enamel Surface
Use a dry rag or a soft brush. Do not use water or other
liquids. Fingerprints usually can be buffed off with a dry,
soft rag. If marks remain, allow the stove to cool completely, then buff with a damp, soft rag. Dry completely
before starting a fire so that water drops or wet streaks
will not leave marks. Never use abrasives or harsh
chemical cleaners on the porcelain enamel finish.
To remove stains or spills from porcelain enamel, first
make sure that the stove is completely cool. Use only
a kitchen appliance cleaner or polish recommended for
enamel surfaces. Apply sparingly with a soft rag and
buff away all traces of the cleaner.
Clean the Exhaust Channels
The firebricks and sealing plates should be removed
and the exhaust area on either side of the secondary
combustion package should be vacuumed carefully at
least once a year, or after every 60 days of sustained
burning. Follow these steps:
• Remove the ashpan, the griddle and the andirons.
• Remove the left and right side firebrick by lifting
them approximately 1/2” and swinging the front edge
in toward the firebox center. Inserting a flat screwdriver blade underneath the brick and lifting will
make the removal easier.
WARNING: Handle firebrick with care. Protruding steel reinforcement wires could cause injury.
Rough handling could break firebricks.
• Remove the two rear firebricks by leaning them for•
•
ward, removing the retainer clip and lifting them out
through the griddle opening.
Remove both grate sections.
Remove the sealing plates by removing the 7/16”
hex head bolts and pulling the plate forward.
Rear Firebricks
Left Sealing Plate
Retainer Clip
Right Firebrick
Cleaning the Glass
Most of the carbon deposits on the glass will burn off
regularly during hot fires. If you wish to clean the glass
more thoroughly, follow this procedure:
• Let the stove and glass cool completely.
• Wash the glass with warm water, and a soft paper
•
•
towel or rag.
Rinse and dry thoroughly.
Never use abrasives, ashes, or harsh chemicals to
clean your Resolute Acclaim glass.
For stubborn deposits, use a ceramic glass cleaner
available from your Vermont Castings’ Authorized
Dealer. Do not allow the cleaner to touch brass ornaments or porcelain finish.
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ST617
Fig. 33 Remove left and right sealing plates.
• Vacuum debris from both sides of the exposed
•
•
•
refractory combustion package, being careful not to
impact the fragile refractory
ST617material.
Check the gasket which
the sealing
plates seal
Resolute
Acclaim
against. Replace if necessary
following
the direcclean stove
tions for gasket replacement that follow.
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Replace the grate sections.
Replace the sealing plates, rear firebricks, retainer
clip and the side firebricks in that order.
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Repair Air Leaks to Prevent Overheating
and Excessive Fuel Consumption
Adjust the Door
The door gasket will compress after use. To restore a
tight seal, adjust the tension on the latch:
Although it is unlikely that adjusting it will be necessary,
the height of the Resolute Acclaim’s front load door is
adjustable. The lower door hinge pin has a shoulder
that lifts or lowers the door as you screw the pin up or
down.
• Remove the Allen head button screw that attaches
Repair Missing Cement in Seams
Adjust the Door Latch
the door latch tab to the stove front. (Fig. 34)
• Remove one of the washers that separates the tab
from the front (save it for future use.)
• Replace the remaining washers and the door latch
tab.
• Remove another washer if necessary.
• Test the seal by closing the door on a slip of paper
and attempting to pull the paper free. If the paper is
freed without tearing, the gasket isn’t snug enough
at that spot.
If the paper indicates a low spot in a specific area, try
“adjusting” the gasket in that area. Pack more cement
or a smaller diameter gasket into the channel beneath
the gasket so that the main gasket is raised and makes
contact with the door frame. This procedure should
solve the problem. If it doesn’t, replace the gasket following these steps:
• Wearing safety goggles and a dust mask, remove
•
•
•
•
the original gasket by grasping an end and pulling
firmly.
Use a wire brush or the tip of a screwdriver to clean
the channel of any remaining cement or bits of gasket.
Apply a thin bead of stove cement in the newlycleaned groove.
Pack the gasket into the groove. Wait until you are a
couple inches from the end before you cut it.
Test the gasket by closing the door on a slip of paper
such as described above. Adjust the gasket in any
areas where an inadequate seal is evident.
The cement in the stove seams may deteriorate over
time and fall out in places. Just as with the stove doors,
it is necessary to keep the seam seals in good condition. Spot-fix with furnace cement (available from your
local dealer) any areas where the cement seal is visibly
deteriorated. Allow 24 hours for the new cement to dry.
Adjust the Damper as Needed
The tension of the Resolute Acclaim’s torsion bar is adjustable to compensate for compression of the gasket
that seals the damper to the damper frame. To adjust
the damper:
• Loosen the lock nut on the set screw in the center of
•
•
the damper. (Fig. 35)
Turn the set screw approximately one half-turn
clockwise.
Re-tighten the lock nut and test the damper mechanism.
Lock Nut
Damper
Set Screw
ST619
Fig. 35 When the damper’s gasket becomes compressed
after prolonged use, the damper should be adjusted to regain
a tight seal.
ST619
Washers
Avoid Damaging
the Glass
Damper adjustment
Door Latch
Tab
Rotating
Cam
ST618
Allen Head
Button
Screw
Do not abuse the glass1/01
in the front door by slamming
the door shut or by striking the glass with a piece of
wood, and never operate your stove if it has damaged
or broken glass. If you need to replace the glass, use
only glass provided by CFM Corporation.
Fig. 34 The front door seal can be adjusted simply by adding
or removing washers.
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Replace Broken Glass Immediately
Do not operate the Resolute Acclaim if the glass is
damaged. Use the following procedure for glass replacement. NOTE: Replace glass with CFM Corporation replacement glass only, available from your local
dealer.
• Open the door and carefully remove the glass by
removing the two (2) clips (one per side) that hold
the glass panel against the gasket in the arched
door opening. Each clip is held in place with two (2)
Phillips truss-head machine screws. (Fig. 36)
Glass
Panel
Resolute Acclaim Gaskets on Moving Parts
Gasket Size...
3/16”
5/16” wire mesh
1/2”
...And The Parts It Seals
The glass to the load door frame
The griddle to the stove top
The arch and bottom edge of the
inner front stove panel to the front
load door
1/2”
The front of the grate to the front
load door
Should you need to change a replaceable gasket, 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 gaskets is the same,
regardless of the gasket location. Four easy steps are
involved:
1. Remove the existing gasket by grasping an end and
pulling firmly. (Fig. 37)
2. Use a wire brush or the tip of a screwdriver to clean
the channel of any remaining cement or bits of gasket. Use a cold chisel for stubborn deposits.
Retainer Clip
3/16” Gasket
ST625
Fig. 36 Glass replacement.
• Examine the gasket that seals the glass to the door
•
•
•
frame. Replace if necessary with gasket obtained
from your local Vermont Castings’ Authorized Dealer.
ST625 Acclaim is specially
The glass used in your Resolute
coated on one side with aRes
heatAcclaim
reflecting material.
Examine the replacementGlass
glass panel,
and notice
replace
the markings along the edge.
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Center the replacement glass panel in the arched
door opening, with the marked side of the glass
panel facing the gasket. There should be a gap to allow for expansion and contraction between the edge
of the glass panel and the cast iron.
Replace the two retainer clips and fasten with the
previously removed screws. Tighten the screws
slowly and evenly; do not overtighten.
How to Replace Gaskets
ST560
Fig. 37 Remove gasket, then clean channel with wire brush.
ST559 bead of stove cement to
3. Apply a thin (1/8”) unbroken
Remove
the newly-cleaned groove.
gasket
4. Starting at one end, pack
a new
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groove. Where the two ends of the gasket meet,
ensure a good joint before trimming any excess. Do
not overlap or leave ragged edges. (Fig. 38)
Other gaskets form seals 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. In any event, this is a job that should be done
only by qualified service personnel.
The Resolute Acclaim uses rope-type fiberglass gaskets to make a tight seal between some parts. With
use, particularly on those parts that move, gaskets can
become brittle and compressed and can begin to lose
their effectiveness. These will need periodic replacement.
All of the gaskets used are made of fiberglass. The
three sizes of replaceable gasket are listed below,
along with their application.
et
ask
ve G ent
Sto Cem
ST561
Fig. 38 Lay a bead of gasket cement then press gasket in
place.
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ST559
Remove
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Gaskets on Resolute Acclaim
Stationary Parts
5/16” Wire Mesh Gasket
5/16”
Between the flue collar and flue
collar extension and the stove’s top
and back:
5/16”
The seal between the upper fireback
corners and the lower fireback:
5/16”
The seal between the underside of the
top plate and the upper edge of the
upper fireback
5/16”
The damper plate to the reverse side of
upper fireback
5/16”
The seal between the sealing plates
and the vertical ribs of the
stove back
NOTE: When replacing this last gasket after removing
the upper fireback, place two (2) cap screws into the
upper fireback mounting holes before you cement the
channels and replace the gasket. The new gasket will
run inside the cap screws. Remove the screws after the
gasket cement dries.
Replacing the Door Gaskets
• Lift off the door as described previously. Lay it face
•
down on a padded surface.
Follow steps 1-4 on gasket replacement as described previously.
Replacing the Griddle Gasket
• To replace either the damper or the griddle gasket,
follow Steps 1-4 on replacing gaskets described
previously.
Stove front to door:
1/2” gasket
Grate to stove
front: 1/2” gasket
Glass to door frame:
3/16” gasket
ST626
Fig. 39 Two different gasekt sizes are used to seal the front
door.
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5/16” Fiberglass Gasket
ST627
Fig. 40 A 5/16” wire mesh gasket seals the griddle to the
stove top. The flue collar is sealed with a 5/16” fiberglass
gasket.
ST627
griddle gasket
2/6/01
Replace Broken Firebricks
If a firebrick breaks, replace only with Vermont Castings’ custom firebricks, available from your local dealer.
CFM Corporation custom firebricks contain metal reinforcements that maintain the brick’s integrity if it cracks.
A brick that is cracked but still intact does not need to
be replaced.
A Clean Chimney System ss Safer
and Works Better
Learn to Recognize Creosote and Soot
When you first begin using the stove, check daily for
creosote — a substance that can look like either thick
tar or black, crisp flakes. Experience will show how
often you need to clean to be safe. The frequency
may even vary during the year. In the colder months
when the hottest fires producing the least creosote are
burned, you may need to clean less frequently. During the warmer months when creosote is more likely to
result from cooler-burning fires and weaker draft, more
frequent cleaning may be necessary.
At the very least, inspect the chimney and chimney
connector twice monthly. Clean if necessary. Let the
stove cool to check if a buildup of creosote or soot has
occurred. If a significant layer of creosote has accumulated—1/8” (3mm) or more—it should be removed
to reduce the risk of a chimney fire. Failure to keep the
chimney and connector system clean can result in a
serious chimney fire.
The conditions for a chimney fire develop like this:
When wood is burned slowly, it produces tar and other
organic vapors, which combine with expelled moisture
to form creosote. The creosote vapors condense in the
relatively cool chimney flue of a slow-burning fire. As a
result, creosote residue accumulates on the flue lining.
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When ignited, this creosote makes an extremely hot fire
within the flue system which can damage the chimney
and overheat adjacent combustible material.
To reduce the amount of creosote that may form, remember to provide adequate air for combustion and to
strive for small, intense fires rather than large, smoldering ones.
You can never be too safe. Contact your local fire
authority for information on what to do in the event of
a chimney fire, and have a clearly understood plan on
how to handle one.
Inspect the Chimney Connector and
Chimney Twice Monthly and
Clean as Required
Yearly Spring Cleaning:
• Check gasketing for wear, and replace if necessary.
• Vacuum exhaust area on either side of secondary
combustion package.
• Remove ashes from the ash pan and replace with a
moisture absorbing material (such as kitty litter) to
keep the interior of the stove dry.
• Clean the dust from the inner sides of bottom, rear
or pipe heat shields if your stove is equipped with
them. Clean surfaces are better heat reflectors than
dirty surfaces.
• Touch up the black paint.
Chimney Connector:
Let the stove cool completely before you inspect the
chimney. Then, use a strong light, and sight up through
the flue collar into the chimney flue. If it is not possible
to inspect the flue system this way, the stove must be
disconnected to provide adequate viewing.
Two Weeks:
Clean the chimney using a specially designed chimney cleaning brush, the same size and shape as the
flue liner, attached to flexible fiberglass rods designed
for this purpose. Run the brush up and down the liner
so that any deposits 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 three sheet metal screws
per section.
• Inspect the chimney and chimney connector. Pay
If you are unable to inspect and/or clean the chimney
system yourself, contact your local dealer or hire a
qualified chimney sweep in your area to do the job.
Resolute Acclaim
Maintenance Schedule
• Inspect the chimney connector and chimney. Clean
if necessary.
Two Months:
particular attention to the horizontal runs of chimney
connector, and the elbows. Clean the system if necessary.
Yearly Spring Cleaning:
• Disassemble the chimney connector and take it
•
•
outdoors for inspection and cleaning. Replace weak
sections of connector.
Inspect the chimney for signs of deterioration. Repairs to a masonry chimney should be made by a
professional mason. Replace damaged sections of
prefabricated chimney. Your local dealer or a chimney sweep can help determine when replacement is
necessary.
Thoroughly clean the chimney.
Stove:
Daily:
• Ashes should be removed before they reach the top
of the ash pan. Check at least once a day.
• Keep the area around the stove clear of any combustible material.
Two Months:
• Check door handle to be sure it is working properly.
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•
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Gasketing becomes compressed after a period of
time.
Check leg bolts and heat shield screws; tighten if
necessary.
Vacuum exhaust area on either side of secondary
combustion package.
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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.
Resolute Acclaim Woodburning Stove
Model 2490
Item Description
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Flue Collar
Back
Damper Rod
Spacer
Washer - 3/8”
Damper Ramp
Damper Tab
Damper
Upper Fireback
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Part Number0893
Item Description
Resolute Acclaim 2490
See Chart Pg. 30
parts
1301860 8/02
1600853
1201780
1202488
1301811
1601488
1301829
1301805
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
Flue Cover
Left Griddle Quad
Griddle
Right Griddle Quad
Griddle Handle Stub
Griddle Knob
Bushing
Griddle Handle Screw
Top
Part Number
See Chart Pg. 30
1301807
1306356
1301832
1600881
1600661
1201900
1201308
See Chart Pg. 30
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Resolute Acclaim Woodburning Stove
Model 2490 (continued)
Item Description
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39.
Part Number
Combustion Package
Sealing Plates (2)
Arch Brick Retainer
Left Arch Brick
Right Arch Brick
Rear Grate
Front Grate
Pit Plate
Andiron (2)
Tie Rod (4)
Left End
Ash Pan
Left Inner Side
Side Firebrick (2)
Left Shoulder Plate
Leg (4)
Package Support Plate
Bottom
Right Shoulder Plate
Ashlip
Air Valve
1602497
1301859
1600154
1600151
1600152
1301851
1301852
1301804
1301806
1601640
See Chart Pg. 30
5005775
1301855
1600153
1301863
See Chart Pg. 30
1301809
1301854
1301864
See Chart Pg. 30
1301814
Item Description
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41.
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61.
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69.
Part Number
Air Valve Shaft
Air Valve Handle / Door Handle
Right Inner Side
Right End
Damper Handle Stub w/ Set Screw
Damper Handle
Damper Handle Screw
Air Manifold
Front
Glass Retainer (2)
Glass
Door
Door Hook
Door Handle Shaft
Latch Retainer
Compression Spring
Upper Door Pin
C-Clip
Pin, Hinge Bottom
Nut, Hex 5/16-18
1600621
1600663
1301856
See Chart Pg. 30
30002720
1600664
1201310
1301803
1301861
1601399
1401120
See Chart Pg. 30
1600155
1600623
1201843
1600551
1600550
1600553
1600419
1203279
Shell Enamel Parts - Resolute Acclaim
Enamel
Color
Classic
Biscuit
Bordeaux
Chestnut
Brown
Ebony
Forest
Green
Midnight
Blue
Sand
Suede
Brown
VT. Classic
Green
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Top
1301862
30003118
2321862
Left
Side
1301857
30003119
2321857
Right
Side
1301858
30003120
2321858
Flue
Collar
1301816
30003121
2321816
Flue
Cover
1301817
30003122
2321817
Ashlip
1301819
30003117
2321819
Door
1301865
30003123
2321865
Leg
1301833
30003116
2321833
30003127
30003136
30003128
30003137
30003129
30003138
30003130
30003139
30003131
30003140
30003126
30003135
30003132
30003141
30003125
30003134
2311862
2311857
2311858
2311816
2311817
2311819
2311865
2311833
2371862
1321862
2371857
1321857
2371858
1321858
2371816
1321816
2371817
1321817
2371819
1321819
2371865
1321865
2371833
1321833
30002560
30002561
30002562
30002563
30002564
30002559
30002565
30002558
30003145
30003146
30003147
30003148
30003149
30003144
30003150
30003143
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Resolute Acclaim Woodburning Stove
Warranty
Limited 3 Year Warranty
Exclusions & Limitations
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.
1. This warranty is transferable; however, proof of original retail purchase is required.
2. This warranty does not cover misuse of the stove. Misuse includes
overfiring which will result if the stove 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 an stove which has been
modified unless authorized by a CFM Corporation representative in
writing. This warranty does not cover damage to the stove 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 Vermont Castings 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 CastingsAuthorized 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 our 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.
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
stove 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 stove 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.
5. In addition, the owner must return the failed catalyst.
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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.
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CFM Corporation
2695 Meadowvale Blvd. • Mississauga, Ontario, Canada L5N 8A3
800-668-5323 • www.cfmcorp.com
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