FMI F48H(I)(R)A User's Manual

FMI F48H(I)(R)A User's Manual
RESIDENTIAL WOOD BURNING FIREPLACE
OWNER’S OPERATION AND INSTALLATION MANUAL
F48H(I)(R)A AND
VF48H(I)(R)A
48" WOOD BURNING
FIREPLACE
WITH HERRINGBONE
MASONRY BRICK
PFS
C
®
US
IF FIREPLACE IS TO BE INSTALLED DIRECTLY ON
ANY COMBUSTIBLE MATERIAL, A HEARTH SPACER
IS REQUIRED.
SAVE THIS BOOK
This book is valuable. In addition to instructing you
on how to install and maintain your appliance, it also
contains information that will enable you to obtain replacement parts or accessory items when needed. Keep
it with your other important papers.
This fireplace is approved for use as a wood burning fireplace or for use with a vented gas log approved to ANS
Z21.60 or Z21.84 standards or for use with a vent-free gas
log heater approved to ANS Z21.11.2 standard.
This wood burning fireplace complies with UL127-CAN/
ULC-S610-M87 standard as a FACTORY BUILT APPLIANCE.
FOR CANADA: The authority having jurisdiction (such
as the municipal building department, fire department,
etc.) should be contacted before installation to determine the need to obtain a permit.
INSTALLER: Leave this manual with the appliance.
CONSUMER: Retain this manual for future reference.
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WARNING: Improper installation, adjustment, alteration, service or maintenance can cause injury, property
damage or loss of life. Refer to this manual for assistance or additional information. Consult a qualified
installer or local distributor.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Safety................................................................... 2
Specifications....................................................... 3
Installation............................................................ 4
Firebrick Wall Installation.....................................11
Optional Gas Line............................................... 14
Glass Door Installation....................................... 18
Operation and Maintenance............................... 16
Technical Service............................................... 17
Replacement Parts............................................. 17
Parts................................................................... 18
Accessories........................................................ 19
SAFETY
IMPORTANT: Check local codes
before installing this fireplace.
Before beginning the installation of the
fireplace, read these instructions through
completely.
• This FMI PRODUCTS, LLC fireplace and
its components are safe when installed
according to this installation manual.
Unless you use FMI PRODUCTS, LLC
components, which have been designed
and tested for the fireplace system, you
may cause a fire hazard.
• The FMI PRODUCTS, LLC warranty will
be voided by and FMI PRODUCTS, LLC
disclaims any responsibility for the following
actions.
a. Modification of the fireplace, components, doors, air inlet system and
damper control.
b. Use of any component part not manufactured or approved by FMI PRODUCTS,
LLC in combination with a FMI PRODUCTS, LLC fireplace system.
Proper installation is the most important step
in ensuring safe and continuous operation
of the fireplace. Consult the local building
codes as to the particular requirements
concerned with the installation of all factory
built fireplaces.
WARNING: Do not install a
fireplace insert in this box unless
the manufacturer's instructions
with the insert specifically state
this fireplace has been tested for
use with this insert.
2
This fireplace is not intended to
be used as a substitute for a furnace to heat an entire home. Use
for supplemental heat only.
FOR YOUR SAFETY
• Do not store or use gasoline
or any other flammable vapors
or liquids in the vicinity of this
or any other appliance.
• Due to high temperatures, the
appliance should be located
out of traffic and away from
furniture and draperies.
• Do not place clothing or other
flammable materials on or near
the appliance.
• Never leave children unattended when a fire is burning
in the fireplace.
WARNING: Use solid wood
or processed solid fuel fire logs
only. When processed wood
fuel fire logs are used, do not
poke or stir the logs while they
are burning. Use only fire logs
that have been evaluated for
the application in fireplace and
refer to fire log warnings and
caution markings on packaging
prior to use.
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WARNING: Always leave glass
doors fully opened or fully closed
when operating fireplace.
WARNING: If fireplace is
to be installed on combustible
material, a Hearth Spacer must
be used. See Replacement and
Accessory Parts on page 18.
SPECIFICATIONS
MODELS F48H(I)(R)A AND VF48H(I)(R)A
SQUARE
CHASE-TOP
TERMINATION
ROUND TOP
TERMINATION
No Combustible
Material on Front
Face Except for
Mantel Applications
2" Chimney Airspace
Clearance to Combustible
Material
1.5" Airspace
Back and Sides
PLANTATION FIREPLACE
WITH HEARTH SPACER
(REQUIRED FOR
COMBUSTIBLE FLOORS)
Outside Air
Access Location
Gas Line
Access Location
18" Min. to
Perpendicular
Wall
Hearth
Extension
72" X 20"
Hearth Spacer
(Required for
Combustible Floor)
0" to Bottom
12" Min.
Each Side
42.375"
33.5"
15.625"
30"
24"
14.375"
30.31"
48"
60.625"
0.625"
22"
71.5"
65.75" 76.25"*
42"
43.75"
7.625"
7.625"
8.875"
17.5"
14.375"
48"
60.625"
4.75"
1"
*With Hearth Spacer
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12.875"
Secure Fireplace
To Hearth Spacer
Using Straps
Provided
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SELECTING FIREPLACE LOCATION
To determine the safest and most efficient
location for the fireplace, you must take into
consideration the following guidelines:
1. The location must allow for proper clearances (see Figures 1 and 2).
2. Consider a location where the fireplace
will not be affected by drafts, air conditioning ducts, windows or doors.
3. A location that avoids the cutting of
joists or roof rafters will make installation
easier.
4. An outside air kit is available with this
fireplace (see Optional Outside Air Kit on
page 5).
3.
4.
5.
MINIMUM CLEARANCE TO
COMBUSTIBLES
Back and sides of fireplace
Front of fireplace
Floor**
Perpendicular wall to opening
Top spacers
Mantel clearance
Chimney outer pipe surface
1 1/2" min.*
48" min.
0" min.
18" min.
0" min.
see Mantels,
page 5
2" min.
6.
on a hearth spacer designed for use with
this fireplace (see Replacement and Accessory Parts, page 18).
Set the fireplace directly in front of this
opening and slide the unit back until the
nailing flanges touch the side framing.
Check the level of the fireplace and shim
with sheet metal if necessary.
Before securing fireplace to prepared framing, the ember protector (provided) must be
placed between the hearth extension (not
supplied) and under the bottom front edge
of the fireplace to protect against glowing
embers falling through. If the fireplace is
to be installed on a raised platform, a Ztype ember protector (not supplied) must
be fabricated to fit your required platform
height. The ember protector should extend
under the fireplace a minimum of 1 1/2". The
ember protector should be made of galvanized sheet metal (28 gauge minimum to
prevent corrosion.
Using screws or nails, secure the fireplace
to the framing through flanges located on
the sides of the fireplace.
* Not required at nailing flanges
** See step 2 of Framing
71.5"
65.7"
76.375"*
WARNING: Do not pack required air spaces with insulation
or other materials.
60.875"
* With Hearth Spacer
31.625"
Secure Fireplace
To Hearth Spacer
Using Straps Provided
(Sides and Rear)
Figure 1 - Framing Dimensions
Maintain 1 1/2"
Clearance at Sides and
Back of Fireplace
.8
75
"
1 1/2" Clearance
Not Required at
Nailing Flanges
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Minimum/Maximum Chimney Height
The minimum height of the chimney, measured from the base of the fireplace to the
flue gas outlet of the termination, is 16 feet for
straight flue or a flue with one elbow set. The
maximum distance between elbows is 6 feet.
For systems with two elbow sets, the minimum
height is 22 feet. The maximum height of any
system is 50 feet. This measurement includes
the fireplace, chimney sections and the height
of the termination assembly at the level of the
flue gas outlet (see Figure 15, page 9).
FRAMING
1. Frame the opening for the fireplace using
the dimensions shown in Figures 1 and 2.
2. If the fireplace is to be installed directly
on carpeting, tile (other than ceramic) or
any combustible material including wood
flooring, the fireplace must be installed
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107.3"
Figure 2 - Corner Installation
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HEARTH EXTENSION
A hearth extension projecting a minimum of
20" in front of and a minimum of 12" beyond
each side of the fireplace opening is required
to protect combustible floor construction
in front of the fireplace. Fabricate a hearth
extension using a material which meets the
following specifications: a layer of noncombustible, inorganic material having a thermal
conductivity of K=0.84 BTU IN/FT, HR. F (or
less) at 1" thick. For example, if the material
selected has a K factor of 0.25, such as glass
fiber, the following formula would apply:
0.25 x 1.0" = 0.30" thickness required
0.84
Thermal conductivity "K" of materials can be
obtained from the manufacturer or supplier of
the noncombustible material. If the hearth extension is to be covered, use noncombustible
material such as tile, slate, brick, concrete,
metal, glass, marble, stone, etc. Provide a
means to prevent the hearth extension from
shifting and seal gap between the fireplace
frame and hearth extension with a noncombustible material (see Figure 3).
WARNING: Hearth extension
is to be installed only as shown
in Figure 3.
Fireplace Front
Hearth
Extension
Seal Gap
Ember Protector
Figure 3 - Hearth Extension
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12 1/4" Ref.
6"
Ref.
33°
3" Nom.
15" Min.
Combustible
Material
Safe
Zone for
Projection of
Combustible
Materials
11/2" Max.
12" Min.
Upper
Section of
Fireplace
Fireplace Opening
Figure 4 - Mantel Clearances to
Combustible Material
Fireplace Front
Raised Hearth
Fireplace Front
Elevated
A mantel may be installed if desired (see
Figure 4). Woodwork such as wood trims,
mantels or any other combustible material
projecting from the front face must not be
placed within 12" of the fireplace opening.
Combustible materials above 12" and projecting more than 1 1/2" from the fireplace
must not be placed less than 15" from the
top opening of the fireplace (NFPA STD 211,
Sec. 7-3.3.3).
Mantels or any other combustible material
also may come up to the side edge of the
black metal face of the fireplace just as long
as the projection from the front face fall within
the limit shown in Figure 4.
Seal Gap
Ember Protector
Ember Protector
MANTELS
OPTIONAL OUTSIDE AIR KIT
(MODEL AK4/AK4F)
Installation of an outside air kit should be performed during rough framing of fireplace due
to nature of it's location. Outside combustion
air is accessed through a vented crawl space
(AK4F) or through a sidewall (AK4). This fireplace is equipped with a barometric damper
which allow outside air to flow into fireplace
automatically when needed.
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Continued
CAUTION: Combustion air
inlet ducts shall not terminate
in attic space.
The maximum height for the
air vent can not exceed 3 feet
below the flue gas outlet of the
termination.
Secure to Collars with Metal Tape, Screws
or Straps (Min. of 1/4" x 20" in size)
Air Inlet
Location
Must Allow
For Bushes
or Snow
PART NO.
48" Plantation
12-12DM
12-12HT
18-12DM
18-12HT
24-12DM
24-12HT
36-12DM
36-12HT
48-12DM
48-12HT
RLT-12D
RLT-12HT
STL-12D
LINEAL GAIN
DESCRIPTION
GAIN (IN)
Fireplace
66 1/2"
Pipe Section
10 5/8"
Pipe Section
16 5/8"
Pipe Section
23 5/8"
Pipe Section
34 5/8"
Pipe Section
46 5/8"
Round
7 3/4"*
Termination
Square ChaseTop with Slip 7" to 15"*
Section
* The lineal gain for the terminations is measured to the flue gas outlet height.
15" Galvanized
Outer Pipe
Vented Crawl Space
(Check Local Codes
Before Installing in a
Vented Crawl Space)
Air Inlet
Eyebrow
Vent Hood
Required for
Wall Installation
Figure 5 - Outside Air Kit
CHIMNEY PIPE
FMI PRODUCTS, LLC chimney system
consists of 12", 18", 24", 36"' and 48" snaplock, double-wall pipe segments, planned
for maximum adaptability to individual site
requirements. Actual lengths gained after fitting overlaps must be taken into consideration
(lineal gain) and are given in lineal gain chart
(see Figure 6). Lineal gain is the actual measurable length of a part after two or more parts
are connected. For Canada, use chimney parts
designated "HT".
WARNING: The opening in the
collar around the chimney at the
top of the fireplace must not be
obstructed. Never use blown insulation to fill the chimney enclosure.
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Hemmed
End
12 3/8"
Stainless
Inner Pipe
Figure 6 - Lineal Gain
ASSEMBLY AND INSTALLATION OF
DOUBLE WALL CHIMNEY SYSTEM
Each double wall chimney section consists of
a galvanized outer pipe, a stainless steel inner flue pipe and a wire spacer. Pipe sections
must be assembled independently as chimney
is installed. When connecting chimney directly
to fireplace, inner flue pipe section must be
installed first with lanced side up. Outer pipe
section can then be installed over flue pipe
section with hemmed end up. Press down
on each pipe section until lances securely
engage hem on fireplace starter. Wire will
assure proper spacing between inner and
outer pipe sections.
Continue to assemble chimney sections as
outlined above, making sure both inner and
outer pipe sections are locked together. When
installing double wall snap-lock chimney together, it is important to assure joint between
chimney sections is locked. Check by pulling
chimney upward after locking. Chimney will
not come apart if properly locked. It is not
necessary to add screws to keep chimney
together (exception, see Figure 9, page 8).
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USING ELBOW OFFSETS (30E-12DM) 2. Chimney weight above offset rests on re1. To achieve desired offset, you may install
combinations of 12", 18", 24", 36" and 48"
length of double wall pipe (see offset chart
and Figure 7).
OFFSET
A
4 3/8"
9 3/4"
12 3/4"
15"
18"
21 1/4"
23 3/4"
27 3/4"
30"
33"
36"
38 1/4"
41 1/4"
45"
46 3/4"
51"
53 1/4"
56 1/4"
59 1/4"
61 3/4"
64 3/4"
68 1/4"
70"
74 1/4"
76 3/4"
79 3/4"
RISE
B
16 3/8"
25 1/2"
30 3/4"
34 3/4"
40"
46 1/4"
49 1/4"
56 3/4"
60 3/4"
66"
71"
75"
80 1/4"
86 3/4"
89 1/2"
97"
101"
106 1/4"
111 1/2"
115 1/2"
120 3/4"
127"
130"
137 1/2"
141 1/2"
146 3/4"
12"
1
CHIMNEY LENGTH
18" 24" 36" 48"
ELBOW SET ONLY
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
2
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
2
2
4
1
turn elbow. Straps must be securely nailed
to rafters or joists (see Figure 8, details A
and B).
3. Maximum length of pipe between supports
(return elbow or 12S-12DM) is 6' of angle
run. Maximum of two 6' angle run sections
per chimney system (see Figure 7).
4. All pipe connections between the offset
and return must be secured with two
screws on the outer pipe only (see Figure
9, page 8). Do not penetrate the inner
stainless.
See Detail A
1
2" Min.
1
1
Straps
Straps
Detail B
Angle Firestop
1
1
2
1
2
2
1
2
1
1
Straps
See Detail B
Straps
Detail A
Return Elbow
Figure 8 - Ceiling Support Pipe
12S-12DM
OFFSET CHART (22-50 FT. SYSTEM HEIGHT)
Return
Elbow
Offset
Elbow
Return
Elbow
Offset
Elbow
6' Max.
Return
Elbow
6' Max. Ceiling
Support Pipe
12S-12DM
Return
Elbow
6' Max.
Offset
Elbow
A
Offset
Elbow
Return
Elbow
Offset
6' Max. Elbow
B
6' Max.
6' Max.
C
Figure 7 - Typical Offset Terminations
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PENETRATING ROOF
Screws
B
A
Figure 9 - Elbow Offset
FIRESTOP SPACERS (FS-10)
Firestop spacers are required at each point
where chimney penetrates a floor space.
Their purpose is to establish and maintain
required clearance between chimney and
combustible materials. When pipe passes
through a framed opening into a living space
above, firestop must be placed onto ceiling
from below as shown in Figure 10.
They also provide complete separation from
one floor space to another or attic space as
required by most codes. When the double wall
pipe passes through a framed opening into an
attic space, the firestop must be placed into
an attic floor as shown in Figure 11.
To maintain a 2" clearance to pipe on roof with
a pitch, a rectangular opening must be cut.
1. Determine center point through which pipe
will penetrate roof.
2. Determine center point of roof. Pitch is
the distance the roof drops over a given
span, usually 12".
3. Use roof opening chart (Figure 12) to
determine correct opening length and
flashing required.
4. Remove shingles around opening measured. Cut out this section.
5. Add next sections of pipe until end
penetrates roof line. Check to see that
proper clearances are maintained. Extend
chimney by adding sections of double wall
pipe until pipe is minimum of 30" above
highest point of roof cutout. Termination
and chimney must extend a minimum of
36" above highest point where it passes
through roof.
19.5" Min.
30" Min.
2" Min.
2" Min.
Existing
Ceiling
Frame
2" Min.
Firestop
Spacer
Screws or
Staples
(Min. of 8)
Figure 10 - Firestop Spacer with Living
Space Above Ceiling
Firestop
Spacer
Screws or Staples
(Min. of 8)
Opening "A"
Pitch
Slope
Flat
0-6/12
6/12-12/12
0°
26.6°
45.0°
Opening
"A" Max.
19.5"
22'
27"
Used Flashing
Model No.
V6F-10DM
V6F-10DM
V12F-10DM
Figure 12 - Roof Opening Measurements
Existing
Ceiling
Frame
Figure 11 - Firestop Spacer with Attic
Space Above Ceiling
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FLASHING INSTALLATION (V6F-10DM Terminations/Spark Arrestor
Fireplace system must be terminated with
OR V12F-10DM)
Determine flashing to be used with roof opening chart. Slide flashing over pipe until base is
flat against roof. Replace as many shingles as
needed to cover exposed area and flashing
base. Secure in position by nailing through
shingles (see Figure 13). DO NOT NAIL
THROUGH FLASHING CONE.
Storm
Collar
Flashing
Cone
Nail Only
Outer
Perimeter
of Flashing
Overlap
Shingles Top
and Sides Only
listed round top or chase terminations. In any
case, refer to installation instructions supplied
with termination.
CAUTION: Do not seal openings on the rooftop flashing.
Follow installation instructions
provided with termination being
used.
Stainless
Inner Flue
Pipe
Secure
Termination
to Outer
Pipe with 3
Screws
Underlap
Shingles
at Bottom
RLT-12D
(Shown)
Level of
Flue Gas
Outlet
Waterproof
Caulking
Storm
Collar
Flashing
Figure 13 - Flashing Installation
Installing Flashing on a Metal Roof
When installing the flashing on a metal roof,
it is required that putty tape be used between
the flashing and the roof. The flashing must be
secured to the roof using #8 x 3/4" screws and
then sealed with roof coating to prevent leakage through the screw holes. A roof coating
must also be applied around the perimeter of
the flashing to provide a proper seal.
Overlap
Shingles (Top
and Sides of
Flashing Base)
Underlap
Shingles
Figure 15 - Termination
CHASE INSTALLATIONS
Instructions for chase installations are included with the chase style termination chosen.
Storm Collar Installation (SC2-1)
In a multiple chase installation, be sure to
Place storm collar over pipe and slide down provide adequate distance between termiuntil it is snug against open edge of flashing nations to prevent smoke spillage from one
(see Figure 14). Apply waterproof caulk around termination to another. Terminations must be
perimeter of collar to provide a proper seal.
separated a minimum of 24" center to center
and stacked at a minimum vertical height difChimney
Waterproof
ference of 18" (see Figure 16, page 10).
Pipe
Caulk
Note: If a decorative shroud is to be installed,
Storm
contact the manufacturer for specifications.
Flashing
Collar
Figure 14 - Storm Collar
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18"
Min.
Typ.
24" Min.
24" Min.
Figure 16 - Multiple Chase Installation
10 FOOT RULE
All flue gas outlet chimney terminations must
extend a minimum of 3 feet in height above
highest point where it passes through the roof
and must be at least 2 feet above highest point
of the roof that is within a horizontal distance
of 10 feet (see Figure 17).
Level of
Flue Gas
Outlet
10'
10'
2' Min.
3' Min.
2' Min.
3' Min.
Figure 17 - 10 Foot Rule
FINISHING FIREPLACE
Combustible materials, such as wallboard,
gypsum board, sheet rock, drywall, plywood,
etc. may make direct contact with sides and
top around the fireplace face. It is important
that combustible materials do not overlap face
itself. Brick, glass, tile or other noncombustible
materials may overlap front face provided they
do not obstruct essential openings like louvered
slots or any other opening. When overlapping
with a noncombustible facing material, use only
noncombustible mortar or adhesive.
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CAUTION: All gas piping
and connections must be tested
for leaks after the installation
is completed. After ensuring
that the gas valve is on, apply
soap and water solution to all
connections and joints. Bubbles
forming show a leak. Correct
all leaks at once. DO NOT USE
AN OPEN FLAME FOR LEAK
TESTING AND DO NOT OPERATE ANY APPLIANCE IF A LEAK
IS DETECTED. LEAK TESTING
SHOULD BE DONE BY A QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSON.
WARNING: Do not operate an
unvented gas log set in this fireplace with the chimney removed.
If you install a decorative gas appliance
(vented gas log), the decorative gas appliance
must comply with the Standard for Decorative
Gas Appliance for Installation in Solid Fuel
Burning Fireplaces, ANS Z21.60 or Z21.84
and shall also be installed in accordance with
the National Fuel Gas Code, ANSI Z223.1/
NFPA 54 latest edition.
WARNING: If fireplace has
been used for wood burning,
firebox and chimney must be
cleaned of soot, creosote and
ashes by a qualified chimney
cleaner. Creosote will ignite if
heavily heated.
WARNING: When using
a decorative vented gas log,
damper must be removed or
permanently locked in the fully
open position and glass doors
must be in fully open position.
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FIREBRICK WALL INSTALLATION
IMPORTANT: Installation of brick
should be done after the fireplace is placed in a permanent
location.
1. The fireplace is shipped with the hearth
preinstalled. It is held in place for shipping with 3 shipping brackets (Figure 19).
Remove these brackets before installing
any of the other firebrick walls.
3. Secure the firebrick wall using two of the
side retaining brackets provided. The
bracket will slip underneath the metal lip
on the top of the wall and screw into the
inner dome of the fireplace (Figure 21).
Right Wall
Retaining
Bracket
Leading
Bricks
Figure 21 - Installing Side Walls
Shipping
Brackets
Figure 19 - Removing Shipping Brackets
2. Install the left and right firebrick walls.
There is a bracket with 2 tabs on the
bottom of each firebrick wall. Angle the
wall into the fireplace opening and into
the slots on the side of the hearth (Figure
20), then tilt the top of the panel toward
the firebox surround.
Slot
Top
Bracket
Right Face
Hearth
Figure 20 - Slots for Firebrick Walls
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4. Install the bottom rear firebrick wall. Place
the wall face side down on the hearth with
the bottom of the wall toward the rear of
the firebox and the top toward the front
of the fireplace. Tilt the wall up toward
the back of the firebox. Secure bracket at
top of the firebrick wall to the rear firebox
surround (Figure 22).
Figure 22 - Installing Bottom Rear Wall
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FIREBRICK WALL INSTALLATION
Continued
GROUTING INSTRUCTIONS
5. Install the rear top firebrick wall. Lift the
panel up with the front of the firebrick wall
facing toward the front of the fireplace.
The bottom of the panel has two tabs
that slide into the bracket on the top of
the bottom rear panel (Figure 23). Secure
the top of the firebrick wall with the rear
retaining bracket provided. The bracket
will slip underneath the metal lip on the
top of the firebrick wall and screw into the
inner dome of the fireplace (Figure 24).
Tab
Bottom
Rear
Top
Rear
Slot
Figure 23 - Installing Top Rear Wall
Retaining
Bracket
Figure 24 - Installing Top Rear Wall
6. It is recommended that the joints between
all firebrick walls be grouted for a more
finished look. For grouting instructions.
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Material provided:
Bag of cement
Bag of sand
Material required:
Piping bag
Joints striker
Heavy duty mixing bucket
Sponge or Wet Cloth
1. Moisten brick surface with damp sponge
or spray bottle just prior to application.
When bricks are wet, any excess grout
mixture on bricks will easily wipe off.
2. In a heavy duty mixing bucket, add equal
parts cement and sand. Add enough water
and mix together well using a power drill
with mixing wand attachment to a yogurt
like consistency. Not adding enough water
can lead to grout falling out after burning.
3. The overall length of piping bag should be
about 16". If the bag is longer than 16",
cut it down to size by removing end with
larger opening. This will make the bag
easier to handle.
4. Put grout mixture into piping bag making
sure the smaller opening is downward and
over a moist towel to avoid spilling. Place
a wet towel over the bucket making sure it
is directly on the surface of grout mixture.
This will keep the mixture moist and it will
not dry out before use.
5. Grout all joints where two firebrick walls
come together.
6. Using a trowel, remove excess grout mixture by moving trowel in the direction of
the joint. Grout mixture in the joint should
now be flush with brick surface. If not
enough grout is applied into each space,
grout may fall out after burning.
7. Using a joint striker, smooth out grout line.
Allow 72 hours before
operating fireplace.
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Continued
INSTALLING SCREEN
1. Slide round end of screen rod into rings at
top of screen. Attach one push-on nut to end
of rod before attaching last ring of screen.
2. Insert the round end screen rod into hole
on the left and right side of smoke shelf
(Figure 25).
3. Mount flat end of screen rod with #10 x 5/8"
to center of smoke shelf.
4. Install other screen rod in same manner.
Rating
Plate
WARNING: Risk of fire! Replace grate with FMI PRODUCTS,
LLC grate only (see Parts, page
23). This grate has been designed to keep the operation of
your fireplace safe and efficient.
Hole for Screen
Rod
Leading Bricks
Figure 25 - Installing Fireplace Screen
INSTALLING GRATE RETAINERS
Figure 26 - Installing Grate Retainers
1. Place the provided grate retainers on the
hearth as shown in Figure 26. The back
of the retainer will be flush with the rear
firebrick wall. Mark the center of the hole
on the hearth with a marker.
2. Drill two holes in the hearth in the marked
locations using a masonry 3/16" drill bit.
3. Secure grate retainer with masonry screws
provided.
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OPTIONAL GAS LINE INSTALLATION
Gas line hook up should be done by your
supplier or a qualified service person.
Note: Before you proceed, make sure your
gas supply is turned off.
Use only a 1/2" black iron pipe and appropriate fittings.
1. Remove knockout indentation on refractory or firebrick wall located above refractory hearth floor. Knockout indentation
must be firmly tapped with any solid object
such as a 1/2" dowel until it is released.
Remove fragmented portions of refractory
(see Figure 27).
2. Remove gas line cover plate located on
either side of fireplace and pull out insulation from gas line conduit sleeve. Save
insulation for reuse. Replace screws.
3. Run a 1/2" black iron gas line into fireplace
through the rear at gas line conduit sleeve (if
using a raised platform, add height). Provide
sufficient gas line into fireplace chamber for
fitting connection (see Figure 28).
Note: Secure incoming gas line to wood
framing to provide rigidity for threaded end.
4. Repack insulation around gas line and into
sleeve opening. Seal any gaps between
gas line and refractory knockout hole with
refractory cement or commercial furnace
cement, Install the gas appliance or cap-off
gas line if desired.
CAUTION: All gas piping
and connections must be tested
for leaks after the installation
is completed. After ensuring
that the gas valve is on, apply
soap and water solution to all
connections and joints. Bubbles
forming show a leak. Correct
all leaks at once. DO NOT USE
AN OPEN FLAME FOR LEAK
TESTING AND DO NOT OPERATE ANY APPLIANCE IF A LEAK
IS DETECTED. LEAK TESTING
SHOULD BE DONE BY A QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSON.
WARNING: Do not operate an
unvented gas log set in this fireplace with the chimney removed.
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If you install a decorative gas appliance
(vented gas log), the decorative gas appliance
must comply with the Standard for Decorative
Gas Appliance for Installation in Solid Fuel
Burning Fireplaces, ANS Z21.60 or Z21.84
and shall also be installed in accordance with
the National Fuel Gas Code, ANSI 7223NFPA
54 latest edition.
WARNING: If the fireplace
has been used for wood burning,
the firebox and chimney must be
cleaned of soot, creosote and
ashes be a qualified chimney
cleaner. Creosote will ignite if
heavily heated.
WARNING: When using a
decorative vented gas log, the
damper must be removed or
permanently locked in the fully
open position and the glass doors
must be in the fully open position.
Outside of
Fireplace
Gas Line
Conduit
Insulation
Remove
Knockout
Side
Firebrick
Finished
Side
1/2" Dowel
Gas
Conduit
Cover
Brick with
Access
Hole
Figure 27 - Gas Line Access
Side
Outside of
Firebrick
Fireplace
Finished
Incoming
Side
1/2" Black
Gas Line
Iron Pipe
Conduit
Repack
Insulation
Seal
Opening
with
Refractory
Cement
Provide Enough
Threaded
End for Fitting
Connection
Figure 28 - Gas Line Installation
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GLASS DOOR INSTALLATION
IMPORTANT: Install top and bottom rails and hardware before
installing glass door panels.
Rail installation
1. Remove screws securing top face to
firebox (see Figure 29).
2. Align holes on rail to be installed at top
and replace screws. Note: Door rails are
identical until spring clips are in place.
3. Using remaining door rail as a template,
place along front row of bricks at bottom
making sure rail front surface is flush with
fireplace bottom face surface. Mark hole
centers and remove rail (see Figure 29).
4. Drill 9 - 5/32" diameter holes about 1"
deep directly into bricks using a 5/32"
concrete drill bit (not provided).
5. Place rail back on bricks and align holes.
Secure using 9 concrete screws provided
with glass door kit.
6. Secure retaining clips to top and bottom
rails (see Figure 30).
Installing Glass Doors
After spring clips have been installed some
adjustments may be needed. Install the doors
using the following steps:
Top Rail
Remove Screws
then Replace to
Secure Top Rail
Top Rail
Retaining
Clip
Bottom Rail
Figure 30 - Mounting Door Retaining
Clips
1. With bi-fold doors completely folded, insert
bottom pivot pin into bottom retaining clip
located at far left and far right side of bottom rail. Swing door to vertical position
making sure top pins slide into top door rail.
Door is installed when top door pin snaps
into spring clip (see Figure 31).
2. Repeat step 1 for remaining door.
If you find the doors do not close properly or
do not appear level or straight, proceed with
section on door adjustment.
Slide Top
Pin Into Top
Retaining Clip
Spring
Clip
Bottom Rail
(Use as a
Template before
Drilling)
Drill Holes
into Bricks
Concrete
Screws
Figure 29 - Securing Door Rails to
Fireplace
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Bottom
Retaining
Clip
Figure 31 - Installing Doors
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GLASS DOOR INSTALLATION
Continued
DOOR ADJUSTMENT
Remove doors and slightly loosen upper spring
clips. Replace and fully close doors. Use 1/8"
shims (any material) to level doors. Once proper
setting is achieved, carefully open doors enough
to access top retaining clips with a phillips
screwdriver. Tighten screws. See Figure 32.
Side Front
Face
Spring Clip
Partially
Opened
Door
Figure 32 - Adjusting Bi-Fold Doors
OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE
GLASS DOORS
Glass doors are optional with fireplace. When
fireplace is in operation, doors must be fully
opened or fully closed position only or a fire
hazard may be created (see Figure 33).
A fireplace equipped with glass doors operates much differently than a fireplace with an
open front. A fireplace with glass doors has a
limited amount of air for combustion.
Excessive heat within the fireplace can result if
too large a fire is built or if combustion air gate is
not completely open. The following tips should
be followed to assure that both the fireplace
and glass door retain their beauty and function properly. Both the flue damper and glass
doors must be fully opened before starting fire.
This will provide sufficient combustion air and
maintain safe temperatures in firebox.
IMPORTANT: The glass must be allowed to
warm slowly and evenly. Such materials as
pitch/wax laden logs, very dry mill end lumber
and large amounts of paper or cardboard
boxes can create an excessively hot fire and
should not be burned in this fireplace. Always
keep the fire well back from the doors and
never allow flames to contact the glass.
WARNING: Fireplaces
equipped with glass doors
should be operated only with
doors fully opened or doors fully
closed. Doors, if left partly open,
may draw gas and flame out of
the fireplace opening creating
risks of both fire and smoke.
Cleaning Glass
Clean glass with any commercial glass
cleaner or soap and water. Do not use any
abrasive material to clean glass. Do not clean
glass with any cool water if glass is still hot
from the fire and smoke.
A gas line or gas log lighter may be installed
for the purpose of installing a vented or ventfree decorative gas appliance incorporating an
automatic shutoff device and complying with
the Standard for Decorative Gas Appliances for
Installation in Vented Fireplaces, ANSI Z21.60
or American Gas Association draft requirements
for Gas Fired Log Lighters for Wood Burning
Fireplaces, Draft NO. 4 dated August, 1993.
Doors Fully Closed
Fireplace Front
Fireplace Front
Doors
Fully Opened
Figure 33 - Bi-Fold Glass Doors
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OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE
Continued
If you wish to install an unvented (vent-free)
gas log set, only unvented gas log sets which
have been found to comply with the standard
for unvented room heaters, ANSI Z21.11.2 are
to be installed in this fireplace.
FULLY CLOSED POSITION
Retaining
Bracket
(Holds
Damper
Door
Closed)
DAMPER HANDLE OPERATION
The damper handle opens and closes the
damper blade and is located in the upper rear
side of fireplace just above rear bricks. Rotate
handle counterclockwise slightly to disengage
from retaining bracket. Swing slowly toward
opening of fireplace. Engage handle to secondary bracket located at front of fireplace
inner wall (see Figure 34).
CAUTION: When operating
damper door, please be aware of
sharp edges and corners. Open
and close damper door slowly to
avoid injury.
WARNING: Risk of fire! Replace grate with FMI PRODUCTS,
LLC model 109496-01 grate only.
This grate has been designed to
keep the operation of your fireplace safe and efficient.
Damper
Handle
Swing Door Down to Open
FULLY OPEN POSITION
Secondary
Retaining
Bracket
(Holds
Damper
Door
Open)
Swing Door
Up to Close
Figure 34 - Operating Damper Handle
TECHNICAL SERVICE
You may have further questions about installation, operation, or troubleshooting.
If so, contact FMI PRODUCTS, LLC at
1-866-328-4537. When calling please have
your model and serial numbers of your heater
ready.
You can also visit our web site at
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REPLACEMENT PARTS
If this product is missing a part or has a broken
component, please do not return it to the store.
Call FMI PRODUCTS, LLC at 1-866-328-4537
to answer questions and replace parts under
warranty.
Note: Use only original replacement parts.
This will protect your warranty coverage for
parts replaced under warranty.
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When calling or writing, please have your
model and serial numbers of your fireplace
ready.
Model and serial number information are in the
fireplace's rating plate located on the fireplace
smoke shelf.
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PARTS
9
6
8
4
8
8
7
8
5
1
1 124652-01
124652-03
2 124652-02
124652-04
3 125634-01
125634-02
4 124646-01
124646-02
5 124648-01
124648-02
6 124650 01
124650-02
7 124644-01
124644-02
8 124134-07
9 125553-01
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48H
48H
Left Leading Brick Red
Left Leading Brick Ivory
Right Leading Brick 36" Red
Right Leading Brick 42"/50" Red
Hearth Red
Hearth Ivory
Rear Top Red
Rear Top Ivory
Right Red
Right Ivory
Left Red
Left Ivory
Rear Bottom Red
Rear Bottom Ivory
Side Retaining Brackets
Rear Retaining Brackets
(V)F
DESCRIPTION
(V)F
KEY
NO. PART NO.
IA
2
RA
3
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•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
QTY.
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
4
1
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GRATE
109496-01 (for F48 Series)
EMBER PROTECTOR - 20093
SCREEN - 118115-01
ROD - 110146-02
PUSH-ON NUT - 11418
ACCESSORIES
BI-FOLD GLASS MASONRY DOOR
OPTIONAL OUTSIDE AIR KIT FOR
FLOOR INSTALLATION - AK4F
BDMO48E - 48" Ebony
BDMO48G - 48" Pewter
BDMO48C - 48" Oiled Bronze
DOUBLE WALL PIPE - 12-12DM,
18-12DM, 24-12DM, 36-12DM, 48-12DM,
12-12HT, 18-12HT, 24-12HT, 36-12HT and
48-12HT
OPTIONAL OUTSIDE AIR KIT FOR
SIDEWALL INSTALLATION - AK4
STORM COLLAR - SC2-1
30° OFFSET AND RETURN
30E-12DM and 30E-12HT
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ACCESSORIES
Continued
SQUARE CHASE-TOP
TERMINATION - STL-12D
OPTIONAL HEARTH SPACER
HS48
ROUND TOP TERMINATIONS
RLT-12D AND RLT-12HT
24" ROUND WOODNOOK - DHR-24
ROOF FLASHING
V6F-10DM - 0 to 6/12 Pitch
V12F-10DM - 6/12 to 12/12 Pitch
FIRESTOP SPACER - FS-10
2701 S. Harbor Blvd.
Santa Ana, CA 92704
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10/10
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