Vermont Casting 1640 User's Manual

Vermont Casting 1640 User's Manual
The Intrepid
Woodburning Stove
Model 1640
Homeowner’s
Installation and
Operating
Manual
0830
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 FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS MAY RESULT IN PROPERTY DAMAGE,
BODILY INJURY OR EVEN DEATH. CONTACT LOCAL BUILDING OFFICIALS
ABOUT RESTRICTIONS AND INSTALLATION INSPECTION REQUIREMENTS IN
YOUR AREA.
CFM Specialty Home Products
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www.majesticproducts.com • www.vermontcastings.com
Do Not Discard This Manual: Retain for Future Use
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Intrepid 1640 Woodburning Stove
Introduction
Thank you for choosing a Vermont Castings Intrepid to meet your heating needs. We're confident you will find the
Intrepid to be an effective wood-burning heater incorporating modern, non-catalytic combustion technology with the
classic aesthetic appeal of its Vermont Castings lineage.
The Intrepid achieves high-efficiency through precisely calibrated delivery of primary and secondary air into a
refractory-insulated firebox. Properly operated and maintained according to the guidelines in this manual, your
Intrepid will provide safe, dependable, and economical heating for years to come.
The Intrepid Model 1640 series has been tested and is listed by the Canadian Standards
Association (CSA). The test standards are ANSI/UL-1482 for the United States and ULC S627 and
CAN/CSA B366.2 for Canada.
The Intrepid Model 1640 is listed for burning wood fuel only. Do not burn other fuels.
The Intrepid Model 1640 is approved for installation in manufactured (mobile) homes in the United
States only using the optional Mobile Home Kit #1881 in accordance with the instructions in that kit
and any local codes.
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US
The Intrepid Model 1640 complies 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.
We recommend that you hire a professional, solid-fuel stove technician to install your Intrepid, or to advise you on
the installation should you attempt to install it yourself. Consult the authority having local jurisdiction (such as a
municipal building department, fire department, fire prevention bureau, etc.) before installation to determine the need
for a building permit. Also, consult your insurance agent to be sure your installation complies with specific
requirements that may vary locally.
In addition to directions on installation and operation, this manual includes directions on maintenance and assembly.
Please read this entire manual before you install or operate your new room heater.
Save These Instructions For Future Reference.
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
Installation Accessories
Table of Contents
Specifications ..................................... 3
Installation Requirements .................. 4
Clearances ......................................... 14
Assembly ...........................................16
Operation ...........................................18
Maintenance ......................................22
Appendix - Draft Management ........... 25
Parts List ............................................28
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#1881
#0307
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#1515
#1512
#1520
#1510
#0136
#0098
#1355
#1362
#1363
#1365
Outside Air Kit
Mobile Home Kit
Bottom Heat Shield
Short Legs - Classic Black
Short Legs - Red
Short Legs - Sand
Short Legs - Moonlight Blue
Short Legs - Green
Sparkscreen
Warming Shelf - Classic Black
Warming Shelf - Red
Warming Shelf - Sand
Warming Shelf - Moonlight Blue
Warming Shelf - Forest Green
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Specifications
Intrepid, Model 1640
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Maximum Heat Output ........... 8,200 - 19,500 Btu’s/hr.
Maximum Heat Output ......................... 22,00 Btu’s/hr.1
Area Heated .................... Up to 1000 sq. ft.(92 sq. m) 2
Fuel Size / Type .............................. 16” (410 mm) logs
EPA Emissions Rating (g/h, non-catalytic) ............. 3.33
LoadingFront
Chimney Connector ................... 6” (150 mm) diameter
Chimney Flue Size .................... 6” (150 mm) minimum
Flue Exit Position .................... Reversible, Top or Rear
Primary Air ... Manually set, thermostatically maintained
Secondary Air ........................................ Self-regulating
Ash Handling System ................... Removable Ash Pan
Glass Panels ............... High-temp Ceramic, IR Coated
Weight 255 lbs. (116kg.)
Height to top of flue collar:
With regular legs ......... 25¹⁄₄” (630mm) top exit
...................................... 24” (610mm) rear exit
With optionalshort legs 21¹⁄₄” (540mm) top exit
...................................... 20” (510mm) rear exit
This value can vary depending on how the stove is operated, the type and moisture content of the fuel used, as well
as the design, construction and climatic location of your
home. Figures shown are based on maximum fuel consumption obtained under laboratory conditions and on average
efficiencies.
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These values are based on operation in building codeconforming homes under typical winter climate conditions in
New England. If your home is of nonstandard construction
(e.g., unusually well insulated, not insulated, built under
ground, 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.
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Under specific conditions used during EPA emissions
testing.
21¹⁄₄
540mm
18¹⁄₂
470mm
4¹⁄₂
112 mm
C
L
Top Exit
22
560mm
18⁵⁄₈
473 mm
Flue Collar
Rear Exit
Flue Collar
C
L
20¹⁄₂
520mm
14
356mm
19
482mm
25¹⁄₄
630mm
Top Exit
Flue Collar
Height
24
610mm
21¹⁄₂
545mm
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Fig. 1 Intrepid 1640 dimensions.
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Intrepid 1640 Woodburning Stove
Installation
SAFETY NOTICE: IF YOUR STOVE 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
INµ.
Before you begin an installation, review your plans to
be certain that:
• Your stove and chimney connector will be far
•
•
enough from combustible material to meet all
clearance requirements.
The floor protector is large enough and is constructed properly to meet all requirements.
You have all necessary permits from local authorities.
Your local building official is the final authority for
approving your installation as safe and determining that
it meets local and state codes.
The metal label permanently attached to the back of
the stove indicates that the Intrepid has been tested to
current UL and ULC standards by CSA. 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,
however, vary in different areas. 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 bases 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.
Chimneys
Your stove must 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. Whichever of
those types 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 direct you to someone who
can.
The chimney should extend at least 3' (914mm) above
the highest point where it passes through a roof, and at
least 2' (610mm) higher than any portion of a building
within 10' (3m).
To assure proper draft and good performance, any
chimney used with this stove should extend at least 16'
(5 m) above the flue collar of the stove.
0 To 10’
2’ Min.
3’
Min.
0 To 10’
2’ Min.
3’
Min.
Reference Point
AC617
Fig. 2 The 2'-3'-10' Chimney Rule.
Masonry Chimneys
An existing masonry chimney must be inspected to
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 doublewall insulated chimney
A tile-lined
masonry
chimney
ST241
Fig. 3 Standard Chimney Types
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Masonry Chimneys, cont'd.
• 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 local building code, or, in the absence
of a local code, to a recognized national code.
Masonry chimneys must be lined, either with codeapproved masonry or precast refractory tiles, stainless steel pipe, or a code-approved, "poured-inplace" liner. The chimney clean-out door must seal
tightly to ensure a good draft.
Prefabricated Chimneys
A prefabricated metal chimney must be one that is
tested and listed for use with solid-fuel burning appliances to the High-Temperature (H.T.) Chimney Standard UL-103-1985 (2100°F.) for the United States, and
High Temperature (650°C) Standard ULC S-629 for
Canada.
Chimney Size
This stove is approved for venting into a masonry chimney with a nominal flue size of 8" x 8" (203 x 203mm),
and into a round flue size of 8" (203mm) or 6" (152mm).
It may be vented into larger chimneys as well. However, chimneys with liners larger than 8" x 12" (203 x
305mm) may experience rapid cooling of smoke and
reduction in draft, especially if they are located outside
the home. Such large chimneys may need to be
insulated or have the flue relined for proper stove
performance.
Do not connect this unit to a chimney flue
serving another appliance.
Note: Do not vent this stove into a factory-built
(zero-clearance) fireplace. This stove has not
been tested and listed for that type of installation. Factory-built fireplaces 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 STOVE to any air distribution duct or system.
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Ask your dealer about components available for connecting the stove to a steel chimney liner.
Chimney Connector Guidelines
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" (152mm) in diameter. Do not
use 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
Toward
wall or ceiling. If
stove
passage through a
combustible wall is
unavoidable, refer to
the recommendations
in the section following
Flue gas
on Wall Pass-throughs.
direction
Do not pass the
connector through an
attic, a closet or any
similar concealed
Fig. 4. Chimney connector.
space. The whole
chimney connector should be exposed and accessible
for inspection and cleaning.
Install the single wall chimney connector not less than
18" (457mm) from the ceiling. Keep it as short and
direct as possible, with no more than two 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 feet (1
meter), and the total length of chimney connector
should be no longer than 8’ (2.4meters).
In cathedral ceiling installations, extend the prefabricated chimney downward to within 8’ (2.4m) of the
stove.
SAFETY NOTE: ALWAYS WEAR GLOVES AND
PROTECTIVE EYEWEAR WHEN DRILLING,
CUTTING OR JOINING CHIMNEY CONNECTOR
SECTIONS .
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Double-wall Chimney Connectors
The Intrepid is approved for installation in the U.S. and
Canada with double-wall chimney connectors that have
been tested and listed for use with solid-fuel burning
appliances by a recognized testing laboratory.
Follow the instructions for assembling and installing
double-wall connectors provided by the manufacturer of
the double-wall chimney. To ease assembly and help
assure safety, use chimney components manufactured
by a single source.
NOTE: For installations using double-wall
connectors, minimum clearances must conform to
those listed in the clearance chart on Page 14.
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 #10 x 1/2" sheet
metal screws.
Secure each joint between sections of chimney
connector, including telescoping joints, with at least
three sheet metal screws. The predrilled holes in
the top of each section of chimney connector serve
as guides when you drill 1/8" (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 assembly. Slip pipes
eliminate the need to cut individual connector sections.
Consult your local dealer about these special connector
sections.
Securing the Single-wall Connector to a
Prefabricated Chimney
Follow the installation instructions of the chimney
manufacturer exactly.
Special adaptors are available from your local dealer to
make the connection between the prefabricated chimney and the chimney connector. The top of such
adaptors attach directly to the chimney or to the
chimney’s ceiling support package. The bottom of the
adaptor is secured to the chimney connector.
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Thimble Sleeve
Flue
Chimney
Connector
Keep sleeve
end flush with
flue tile
ST243
Fig. 6 The thimble, made of either ceramic or metal, must be
cemented securely in place.
The adapter forms a union between the chimney and
chimney connector that ensures any soot or creosote
falling from the inner walls of the chimney will stay
inside the chimney connector.
Securing the Single-wall Connector to a
Masonry Chimney
The Intrepid may be connected to either a freestanding
masonry chimney or to a fireplace masonry chimney.
Freestanding Installations
If the chimney connector must pass through a combustible wall to reach the chimney, follow the recommendations for Wall Pass-Through construction on Pages
7-8.
The opening through the chimney wall to the flue - the
"breech" – must be lined with a ceramic or metal
thimble which is securely cemented in place.
A metal pipe section called the “thimble sleeve,” slightly
smaller in diameter than standard connector and the
thimbles, will allow the removal of the chimney connector system for inspection and cleaning. Thimble
sleeves are available from your local dealer.
To install a thimble sleeve, slide it into the breech until it
is flush with the inner flue wall. Be sure that it does not
extend into the flue passage where it 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.
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Connection Above the Fireplace
Wall Pass-throughs
In this installation, the chimney connector enters the
fireplace flue though a thimble located above the
fireplace. 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:
Whenever possible, design the installation so that the
connector does not pass through a combustible wall. If
you must include 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.
to combustible mantel and trim materials. If necessary, use a combination of mantel, trim, and connector heat shields to provide the required clearances.
Refer to Page 12.
• Double-check connector clearance to the ceiling.
• The fireplace damper must be closed and sealed to
prevent room air from being drawn up the flue which
could reduce performance. However, it must be
possible to reopen the damper to inspect or clean
the chimney.
• Floor protection requirements also apply to fireplace
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has
established guidelines for use in the United States for
passing chimney connectors through combustible walls.
Many building code inspectors follow these guidelines.
Figure 9 shows one NFPA-approved method. All
combustible material in the wall is cut away to provide
12" (305mm) clearance to the connector. Brick and
mortar are used to enclose the clearance area.
Fire clay liner
installations. Refer to Page 8.
With Chimney
Connector Heat
Shields
U.S. Requirements:
Min. 2" (51mm) Chimney
clearance to brick and
combustibles
Masonry
Chimney
constructed
to NFPA
211
A
10”
(250 mm)
Chimney Flue
• Check the stove and chimney connector clearances
Consult with your dealer regarding special connection
components available for use as wall pass-throughs.
Use only parts that have been tested and listed for use
as a wall pass-through. Refer to Figures 9 - 12 for
further details.
Min. 12"
(305 mm)
Chimney
connector
Fire clay
liner
A
10”
(250 mm)
A = Minimum 12" (305 mm) brick
construction between liner and
combustible framing materials
ST272
Fig. 9 Masonry Wall Pass-through with single wall
chimney connector.
Alternate Methods Approved by the NFPA:
Mantel
• Using a section of double-wall chimney with a 9"
(229mm) clearance to combustibles. (Fig. 10)
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• Placing a chimney connector pipe inside a steel
double-wall ventilated thimble, which is then separated from combustibles by 6" (152mm) of fiberglass
insulating material. (Fig. 11)
• Placing a chimney connector pipe inside a section of
ST244a
Fig. 7 If the clearance between the chimney connector and
either the ceiling or the mantel is inadequate, a protective
heat shield is required.
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9" (229mm) diameter, solid-insulated, factory-built
chimney, with two inches of air space between the
chimney section and combustibles. (Fig. 12)
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Masonry
Chimney
constructed to
NFPA 211
ST273
Chimney
Connector
Air Space
Min. 18"
(460mm)
Chimney clearance to sheet steel
supports and combustibles
24 ga.Sheet
Steel
Supports
Non-soluble
refractory cement
Sheet Steel
Supports
In Canada, this type of installation must conform to
CAN/CSA-B365, Installation Code for Solid Fuel
Burning Appliances and Equipment.
Min. 9"
(230mm)
Chimney Flue
Min. 9"
230mm
Min. 2"
(51mm)
Fig. 10 Wall Pass-through using factory-built insulated
chimney section.
Chimney clearance to sheet
steel supports and combustibles
Chimney Flue
Min. 6"
(152mm)
Masonry Chimney
constructed to NFPA 211
Glass Fiber
Insulation
24 ga.Sheet
Steel Supports
ST274
24 ga. Sheet
Steel Supports
ST275
Chimney Flue
Prefab
Chimney
Section
2" (51mm)
Min.
2" (51mm) Min.
Chimney
Connector
Prefab
Chimney
Section
24 ga. Sheet
Steel Supports
Masonry Chimney
constructed to NFPA 211
Fig. 12 Wall Pass-through with ventilated steel thimble.
Canadian Requirements:
In Canada, the Canadian Standards Association has
established specific guidelines regarding wall passthough design. Figure 13 shows one approved method
in which all combustible material in the wall is cut away
to provide the required 18" (457mm) clearance around
the connector. The resulting space must remain empty.
A flush-mounted sheet metal cover may be used on
one side only. If covers must be used on both sides,
each cover must be mounted on noncombustible
spacers at least 1" (25mm) clear of the wall. Your local
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Masonry Chimney
constructed to CAN/
CSA-B365
ST276
Fig. 13 CSA approved Wall Pass-through.
A tremendous amount of heat radiates from the
bottom plate of an Intrepid II, and the floor beneath
requires two kinds of special protection.
Heat protection is provided by a Vermont Castings
Bottom Heat Shield, part #0307.
Spark and ember protection is provided by a floor
protector, which may be any noncombustible material.
Fig. 11 Wall Pass-through using single wall chimney
connector with a ventilated steel thimble.
2" (51mm) Min.
air space
24 ga. Sheet
Steel Support
(one side only)
Floor Protection
Chimney Connector
Chimney clearance to sheet steel
supports and combustibles
Chimney
Connector
24 ga.Sheet
Steel Support
2" (51mm) Min.
Steel Thimble
with two 1"
(25mm) Ventilated
Channels
2" (51mm)
Min.
Min. 18"
(460mm)
Chimney Flue
Solid
insulated,
listed factorybuilt chimney
length set flush
with flue
dealer or your local building inspector can provide
details of other approved methods of passing a chimney connector through a combustible wall.
For a new hearth, we recommend a noncombustible
floor protector such as 1/4" non-asbestos mineral
board or its equivalent, or 24 gauge sheet metal. If
carpeting is present, it must be removed before
installation of the floor protector. The floor protector
may be covered with a noncombustible decorative
material if desired. When using brick, tile, or stone,
individual pieces must be mortared so sparks cannot
fall through.
When the optional 3” (75mm) short legs are used, the
bottom heat shield must be used.
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 bottom heat shield.
Even with the bottom heat shield installed, you must
also use a floor protector.
In the United States, the floor protector required
under the stove must extend at least 16” from the front
of the stove - not from the ashlip - ( ‘E’ in Fig. 14), and
at least 6” from the sides and rear (‘D’, Fig. 14).
To meet the requirement in the United States, a floor
protector must be at least 34” wide and 40” deep.
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In Canada, the floor protector required under the stove
must extend 18” (457mm) to the front (‘E’, Fig. 14), and
8” (203mm) from the sides and rear. (‘D’ ,Fig. 14)
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To meet Canadian requirements, a floor protector must
be at least 43" (1092mm) wide and 48" (1219mm)
deep.
Floor protection also must extend under the chimney
connector and 2 inches to either side. (‘C’, Fig. 14)
For 6" (152mm) connector used with the Intrepid II, the
protector must be a minimum of 10" (254mm) wide,
centered under the connector.
Wooden Framing
Floor Protection Requirements
Top Exit
ST247b
Fig. 15 Supporting timbers under fireplace hearths are
considered to be combustible.
Rear Exit
C
from the front in the United States and 18" (457mm)
from the front in Canada.
D
The optional 3” (75mm) legs may be used only on
hearths that meet the width and depth requirements.
B
D
D
D
D
Hearth rugs do not satisfy the requirements for floor
protection as they are only fire-retardant, not fire proof.
Mobile Home Installation
E
E
A
The Intrepid is approved for use in manufactured
(mobile) homes when installed with the optional
Vermont Castings Mobile Home Kit #1881 in
accordance with the instructions provided with that kit
and any local codes. This approval applies only in the
United States.
A
U.S.
A.
B
C
D
E
34”
40”
10”
6”
16”
Canada
38”
42”
10”
8”
18”
(965mm)
(1067mm)
(254mm)
(203mm)
(457mm)
ST567
Fig. 14 These dimensions are minimum requirements only.
Use greater dimensions whenever possible.
Fireplace Hearth Protection
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. Because heat is
readily conducted by 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.
For all fireplace installations, follow the floor protection
guidelines described above.
Keep in mind that many raised hearths will extend less
than the required clearance from the front of the heater
when it is installed. In such cases, sufficient floor
protection as described above must be added in front
of the hearth to satisfy the minimum floor protector
requirement from the front of the stove: 16" (416mm)
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In addition to the standard installation requirements
described in this manual, the following guidelines apply
to mobile home installations:
1. The stove must be permanently secured to the floor
using the leg clamps and fasteners provided in the
kit.
2. The stove must have a permanent connection to the
outside to supply combustion air.
3. The stove must be grounded to the steel chassis of
the mobile home.
4. A listed chimney system, including roof thimble,
spark arrestor, chimney supports, roof flashing and
any other components suitable for use in mobile
homes must be used. The chimney system must
comply with the standard for Chimneys Factory-Built
Residential Type and Building Heating Appliances
UL 103.
5. The chimney must be attached directly to the stove
and must extend at least 3’ (914mm) above the part
of the roof through which it passes. The top of the
chimney must extend at least 2’ (610mm) above the
highest point of any part of the mobile home structure within 10’ (3m) of the chimney.
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6. If the chimney exits the mobile home through a wall
at a point 7’ (2.1m) or less above the ground level on
which the mobile home is located, a guard or other
noncombustible enclosure must be fitted at the point
of exit and extend up to a height of 7’ (2.1m). Any
openings in this guard must be smaller than 3/4”
(19mm).
7. Check all local building codes, specifically those
related to mobile homes. Other requirements may
be applicable to chimney system removal for transportation of the mobile home.
Reducing a stove clearance may require installation of
a listed heat shield on the chimney connector as well.
WARNING: Do not install the Intrepid in a sleeping
room or hallway.
Wall Shields
CAUTION: The structural integrity of the mobile
home roof, floor, walls and ceiling must be maintained.
Clearance to Surrounding
Combustible Materials
When the stove is operating, both the stoveplate and
the chimney connector radiate heat in all directions. A
safe installation requires that adequate clearance be
maintained between the stove and nearby combustible
materials to ensure that those 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"
(1219mm) must be maintained between the stove and
moveable combustible items such as drying clothes,
furniture, newspapers, firewood, etc. Keep this area
empty of any combustible material.
Safe Ways To Reduce Clearances
The Intrepid clearance requirements, listed and
diagramed on Pages 14-15, have been established
through testing to UL and ULC standards to meet most
installation configurations. These involve four basic
variables:
Clearances may be reduced only by means approved
by the regulatory authority, or in accordance with the
clearances listed in this manual.
When determining 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.
Wall shields should be constructed of 24 gauge or
heavier sheet metal, or another noncombustible material such as 1/2" (13mm) insulation board or common
brick "laid on flat," with the 3¹⁄₂" (89mm) side down.
Shields must be spaced out from the combustible
surface 1" (25mm) on noncombustible spacers. The
spacers should not be directly behind the stove or
chimney connector. (Fig. 16)
Air must be able to flow between the wall and the
shield. At least 50% of the bottom 1" (25mm) of the
shield should be open and the shield must be open at
the top.
Air flow
Screen
llaw dutS
gnimarf
Wall shield
Noncombustible
spacers and
fasteners
Metal Spacer
Drywall
Air flow
• When the stove has no listed heat shield installed.
• When the stove does have a listed heat shield
mounted on it.
• When the wall has no listed heat shield installed.
• When the wall does have a listed heat shield
mounted on it.
In general, the greatest clearance is required when the
stove will be positioned 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.
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Shield
ST248
Fig. 16 Approved Wall shield construction
The following examples of wall shield construction
illustrate common designs used to safely achieve
reduced clearances to combustible wall materials.
Parallel installation, vertical chimney connector,
two wall shields. Fig. 17: Reduced clearances for
both rear and side walls. Wall shields may meet at
corner if desired. Shielding for connector is centered
behind connector.
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C
C
B
A
E
F
D
D
INT
REPID
C
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
F.
36"
30"
1"
35"
44"
40"
(914mm)
(762mm)
(25mm)
(889mm)
(1118mm)
(1016mm)
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
F.
G.
B
A
G
E
C
F
C
36"
13"
35"
1"
40"
30"
44”
(914mm)
(330mm)
(889mm)
(25mm)
(1016mm)
(762mm)
(1118mm)
II
D
D
C
ST509a
ST508a
Fig. 17 Parallel installation, vertical chimney connector, two
wall shields.
Parallel installation with rear wall pass-through,
two wall shields. Fig. 18: Reduced clearances for
both rear and side walls. Wall shields may meet at
corner if desired. Shielding for connector is centered
behind connector. Wall pass-through must comply
with codes.
Corner installation, vertical chimney connector,
two wall shields. Fig. 19: Reduced side clearances.
Wall shields MUST meet at corner.
Fig. 18 Parallel installation with rear wall pass-through, two
wall shields.
A
A.
B.
C.
D.
A
B
C
D
B
1"
34"
48"
35"
(25mm)
(864mm)
(1219mm)
(889mm)
C
D
A
A
ST510a
Fig. 19 Corner installation, vertical chimney connector, two
wall shields.
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Fireplace Clearances and
Mantel Trim Shields
A fireplace installation requires special clearance
between the side of the stove and the right and left
walls, between the side of the stove and the decorative
side trim on the fireplace face, and between the top of
the stove and the mantel.
Noncombustible shields installed 1" (25mm) away from
the combustible surface on noncombustible spacers,
called ventilated shields, may be used to reduce
clearances.
To protect a mantel from the heat of an Intrepid II in a
fireplace installation, the ventilated mantel shield must
be at least 48" (1219mm) long, and it must be centered
over the stove. Ventilated shields for side trim must
extend the full length of the trim.
An unprotected mantel (“A” , Fig. 20. ) cannot be more
than 9" (229mm) deep and must have a minimum
clearance of 30" (762mm), measured from the stove’s
top plate. With a ventilated shield, this clearance may
be reduced safely to 14" (357mm).
A
B
C
C
ST253
Fireplace Mantel and Trim Clearances
Measured from the top and sides of the stove.
A. Mantel
B. Top Trim
C. Side Trim
Unprotected
30" (762mm)
24" (610mm)
15" (381mm)
Protected
14" (356mm)
14" (356mm)
10" (254mm)
Fig. 20 Maintain clearances to combustible components of
the mantelpiece.
Unprotected top trim (B) protruding 2" (51mm) or less
from the face of the fireplace must be a minimum of
24" (610 mm) from the stove’s top surface. With a
ventilated trim shield, this clearance may be reduced
safely to 14" (357mm).
Unprotected side trim (C) that protrudes 2" (51mm) or
less from the face of a fireplace must have a minimum
clearance of 15" (381mm), measured from the stove’s
top side edge. With a ventilated trim shield, the
clearance may be reduced safely to 10" (254mm). If
the trim extends more than 2" (51mm), wall clearance
requirements apply.
1" (25mm)
1/4" (6mm)
ST501
Fig. 21 A custom-formed mantel shield.
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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.
ALCOVE INSTALLATION OF THE INTREPID II IS
NOT PERMITTED IN CANADA.
Construction Requirements
The following illustrations show noncombustible ceiling
framing and maximum and minimum permitted dimensions for alcove construction.
ST504
Fig. 24 Cutaway perspective of alcove installation.
7/16" Durock®
(or equivalent)
spaced 1" off
wood studs on
non-combustible
spacers
36" Use recommended
Max. floor protection
48" Min.
ST502
Fig. 22 Alcove floor plan. Sheetrock on front face butts to
Durock® (or equivalent) alcove lining.
Existing combustible
framing
24"
11"
Min.
Metal studs
support 7/16"
Durock® (or
equivalent)
ceiling
36"
Min.
14¹⁄₄"
48" Min.
Joist shield
(supplied by
chimney
manufacturer)
ST505
Fig. 25 Reflected ceiling plan.
Metal
stud
1" air gaps,
top and
bottom, on
both sides
and back
wall
B: Combustible
facing may
overlap metal
studs by only 1"
B
A
Ceiling support
package
extends 2"
below Durock®
(or equivalent)
ceiling
1" air gap,
top and
bottom,
on both
sides and
back wall
65"
62" Min.
to Alcove
Ceiling
7/16" Durock®
(or equivalent)
INTREPID II
A: This area, from
62" to 65" must be
covered with a
non-combustible
material
ST503
Fig. 23 Alcove side section.
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Fig. 26 Front view: 65" minimum clearance from hearth to
combustibles on front face. Combustible facing may overlap
metal studs by only 1". It should not extend below the height
of the non-combustible ceiling.
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Intrepid 1640 Clearance Chart
Use the chart below together with the diagrams on the next page to determine the required clearance for your
particular installation.
Stove clearances are measured from the top plate to the combustible surface.
Chimney connector clearances are measured from the connector surface.
Unprotected Surfaces
Protected Surfaces
Stove Clearance
Stove Installed
Parallel to Wall
Side
Stove in
Corner
Stove in
Corner
Stove Installed
Parallel to Wall
Rear
Corners
Side
Rear
Corners
Top Exit, Single-wall
Chimney Connector
without Connector Shields
(A) 22"
(559mm)
(B) 26"
(660mm)
(C) 20"
(508mm)
(D) 12"
(305mm)
(E) 16"
(406mm)
(F) 10"
(254mm)
Top Exit, Single-wall
Chimney Connector with
Connector Heat Shields 1, 2, 4
(G) 24"
(610mm)
(H) 16"
(406mm)
(I) 12"
(305mm)
(J) 12"
(305mm)
(K) 9"
(229mm)
(L) 10"
(254mm)
Rear Exit 3
(M) 24"
(610mm)
(N) 14"
(356mm)
(NA)
(P) 12"
(305mm)
(Q) 9"
(229mm)
Top Exit, Double-wall
Chimney Connector 5
(G) 24"
(610mm)
(H) 16"
(406mm)
(I) 12"
(305mm)
(NA)
*
Chimney Connector Clearance
Single-wall Chimney
Connector, without
Connector Heat Shields
26 " (660mm)
12" (305mm)
Single-wall Chimney
Connector, with Connector
Heat Shields
10" (254mm)
5" (127mm)
12" (305mm)
*
Double-wall Connector
5
4
Front Clearance to Combustibles
48" (1219mm)
1. Shielding for a top exit stove must include the stove rear heat shield insert to protect the area behind the flue collar.
2. Chimney connector heat shields, in an installation that goes through a combustible ceiling, must extend to 1" (25mm) below the
ceiling heat shield, which is 22" (559mm) in diameter. The ceiling heat shield should be 24 gauge or heavier sheet metal, centered
on the chimney connector, and mounted on non-combustible spacers.
3. Rear Exit—horizontal connection from flue collar directly back through wall.
4. The ceiling heat shield required when chimney connector shields are used should meet the wall protector. This will require
trimming the ceiling shield along the line of intersection with the wall protector.
5. Requires the Flue Collar Shield Insert installed on the stove.
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Unprotected Surfaces
Stove Installed
Parallel to Wall
Protected Surfaces
Stove in Corner
Stove Installed
Parallel to Wall
Stove in Corner
Top Exit
No Chimney Connector Shields
C
B
A
D
C
F
E
F
Top Exit
with Chimney Connector Shields or Double-wall Chimney Connector
I
H
G
J
I
L
K
L
Rear Exit
N
Q
N/A
N/A
M
P
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Intrepid 1640 Woodburning Stove
Assembly
You will need the following tools to assemble the Intrepid:
• 9/16" open end wrench • safety glasses & gloves
• flat head screwdriver
• power drill w/ 1/8" (3mm) bit
Caution. The Intrepid is very heavy. Do not attempt
to handle the stove without assistance.
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.
Firebox Contents:
• Smokeshelf Plate
• Upper Firebricks, 3
• Hardware Bag
Hardware Bag contents:
• Stove Legs, 4
• Hex Head Leg bolts with washers, 4
• #10 x 1/2" sheet metal screws, 3
• Door Handle Holder
• 5/32” Allen Wrench
• 1/8” Allen Wrench
• Furnace Cement, 3 oz. Tube
• Owner's Registration Card
• Touch-up Paint (Porcelain enamel stoves only)
Door Handle
Holder
C-Clip
Wingbolt
Bottom Heat Shield
ST568
Fig. 27 Install Legs and optional Bottom Heat Shield. The
Handle Holder should be at the right front.
10³⁄₄"
(273mm)
3. Remove any wooden or cardboard packing material
from the stove.
Install Stove Legs
Remove and discard the four slot-head screws from
the stove bottom. Have an assistant tilt the stove while
you install first the back and then the front legs using
the four 3/8-16 x 1” hex head bolts with 3/8” washers
from the parts bag. The shoulder of the legs should
seat within the locator tabs cast into the stove bottom
at each corner. Tighten the bolts with the 9/16”
wrench. CAUTION: Overtighening can strip tapped
threads.
Install the Door Handle Holder between the Right Front
leg and the stove. (Fig. 27)
9³⁄₄"
(248mm)
ST512
Fig. 28 Bottom Heat Shield orientation.
Install the Bottom Heat Shield
The optional # 0307 Bottom Heat Shield must be used
in the U.S. and Canada in any installation on a floor
that is not comprised of unpainted cement on earth.
1. Loosen each leg bolt enough to slip the shield CClips onto the bolt.
2. Orient the Bottom Heat Shield so that the longer
edge is at the front. Refer to Figure 28. Attach the
Bottom Heat Shield to the C-Clips using the
wingbolts
3. Re-tighten the leg bolts
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Install Smokeshelf / Firebricks
Look inside the firebox and locate the position for the
Smokeshelf. It will seat against the upper Back, directly
under the Flue Collar. It is supported by ribs cast into
the air manifolds on either side and along the back
plate. (Fig. 29)
1. Orient the Smokeshelf Plate as illustrated and apply
a bead of furnace cement along the rib at the back
edge.
2. Apply a bead of cement along the top of each Side
Rib on which the Smokeshelf will rest. (Fig. 29)
3. Position the Smokeshelf above the #3 Air Tube so
that it seats against the Back wall and upon the Side
Ribs.
4. Insert the three Upper Firebricks into position above
the Secondary Air Tubes as shown in Figure 30.
Insert the bricks up betweeen the #1 and #2 Air
Tubes. The firebricks do not need cement - they
simply rest directly upon the air tubes. Push each
firebrick fully back against the Smokeshelf plate.
Flue Collar Reversal
Cement Here
1
2
3
ST569
Cement Along
This Rib
FRONT FACE
Push plate against stove Back
The Intrepid is shipped with the Flue Collar in the Top
Exit position. Follow these steps to orient th collar for a
Rear Exit installation.
3
2
1
1. Remove the Flue Collar Heat Shield, (used for topexit installations only).
2. Remove the two screws that attach the flue collar to
the stove and turn the collar upside-down to face the
rear.
3. Confirm that the gasket is seated properly and
resecure the screws.
ST570
Install the Outside Air Adaptor
The optional #1878 Outside Air Adaptor provides a
collar to which a 3 inch diameter air duct may be
attached directly to the air inlet area at the back of the
stove.
Use the four sheet metal screws provided in the kit to
attach the adaptor to the center mounting flange at the
bottom of the Rear Shroud.
Fig. 29 Installing the Smokeshelf.
Firebrick
Firebrick
Firebrick
3
2
1
Attach the Chimney Connector
1. Insert the crimped end of the first section of chimney
connector into the flue collar.
2. Using the holes in the collar as guides, drill 1/8"
(3mm) holes through the connector pipe.
3. Use the three #10 x 1/2" sheet metal screws provided to secure the chimney connection to the flue
collar.
If applicable, attach Chimney Connector Heat Shields
following the instructions included with those parts.
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Fig. 30 Install the Upper Firebricks.
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Intrepid 1640 Woodburning Stove
Operation
How the Intrepid Works
Combustion control is achieved in the Intrepid through
two separate air delivery systems.
The Primary Air Control Lever, located at the left rear
corner of the stove, controls the amount of incoming
primary air for starting, maintaining, and reviving the
fire. More air entering the stove makes the fire burn
hotter and faster, while less air prolongs the burn at a
lower heat level.
For the greatest air supply and maximum heat output
(but the shortest burn time), place the lever all the way
to the LEFT at the HIGH position. For a fire that will
last longer with less heat, move the lever to the RIGHT
toward the LOW position. You can set the lever
anywhere in between the upper and lower extremes to
moderate the fire intensity. (Fig. 27)
Another separate supply of oxygen is delivered to the
upper area of the firebox to support combustion of
gases released from the main fuel bed. This Secondary Air enters the stove through two, unrestricted inlets
and is heated while passing through separate channels
before being delivered through three stainless steel
multi-ported tubes located at the top of the firebox.
Burn Only High-Quality Wood
The Intrepid is designed to burn natural wood only;
do not burn any other fuels.
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. Keep all such
liquids well away from the Intrepid while it is
in use.
Caution: The Intrepid will be hot while in
operation. Keep children, clothing and
furniture away. Contact may cause skin
burns.
Do not overfire this heater. Overfiring may
cause a house fire, or can result in permanent
damage to the stove. If any part of the stove
glows, you are overfiring.
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You will enjoy the best results when burning wood that
has been adequately air-dried. Avoid burning “green”
wood that has not been properly seasoned. The wood
should be no longer than 16" (410 mm) in length,
however, you will find that shorter wood lengths ease
refueling and promote the most efficient combustion.
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.
For areas that do not have a supply of hardwood,
commonly burned softwoods include tamarack, yellow
pine, white pine, Eastern red cedar, fir, and redwood.
These too should be properly dried.
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 Setting that Works
Best for You
No single air control setting will be appropriate for
every situation. Settings will differ depending on the
quality of the fuel, the amount of heat desired, and
how long you wish the fire to burn.
The control setting also depends on your particular
installation’s “draft,” or the force that moves air from
the stove up through the chimney. Draft is affected by
such things as the length, type, and location of the
chimney, local geography, nearby obstructions, and
other factors.
Too much draft may cause excessive temperatures in
the Intrepid, and could even damage it. On the other
hand, too little draft can cause backpuffing into the
room and/or the “plugging” of the chimney.
How do you know if your draft is excessively high or
low? Symptoms of too much draft include an
uncontrollable burn or a glowing-red stove part. A sign
of inadequate draft is smoke leaking into the room
through the stove or chimney connector joints, low
heat, and dirty glass.
In newer homes that are well-insulated and weathertight, poor draft may result from insufficient air in the
house. In such cases, a slightly opened window near
the stove on the windward side of the house will
provide the fresh air needed.
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A more effective option for delivering ample
combustion air to the stove is to duct air directly from
outdoors to the stove. In fact, in some areas,
provisions for outside combustion air are required in all
new construction. The optional Intrepid Outside Air
Adaptor is available from your dealer.
Control Lever
HIGH
LOW
When you first begin using the stove, pay attention to
the effects of different air control settings. You will
quickly find that a specific setting will give you a fixed
amount of heat. It may take some time to determine
the amount of heat and the length of burn you should
expect from various settings.
Do not for any reason attempt to increase the firing
of your heater by altering the air control
adjustment range outlined in these directions.
Before you start using the stove, please read the
Appendix on Draft Management starting on Page 24 to
learn how the characteristics of your installation will
affect the stove's performance. You and the stove are
parts of a system, and other parts of the system have a
strong effect on operation; you may need to vary your
firing technique to get the performance you want.
High Heat / Shorter Burn Time
Control
Lever
Starting and Maintaining a Fire
Conditioning Your Stove
HIGH
LOW
Cast iron is extremely strong, but it can be broken with
a sharp blow from a hammer or from the thermal shock
of rapid and extreme temperature change. The cast
plates expand and contract with changes in
temperature. When you first begin using your Intrepid,
minimize thermal stress by allowing the plates to adjust
gradually during three or four initial break-in fires
following Steps 1- 3.
Burn solid wood fuel only, and burn it directly on the
grate. Do not elevate the fuel. Do not burn coal or
other fuels.
WARNING: operate this stove only with the door
fully closed.
The Primary Air Inlet must be open when starting a
fire or when refueling.
Low Heat / Longer Burn Time
ST572
1. Open the primary air control fully by placing the
Control Lever all the way to the LEFT (HIGH).
Fig. 31 Primary Air Inlet Settings.
2. Place several sheets of crumpled newspaper in the
stove. Avoid using glossy or colored paper, as
these burn poorly. At the front of the firebox, place
on the paper six or eight pieces of dry kindling split
to a finger-width size, and on the kindling lay two or
three larger sticks of split dry wood approximately 12" (25-50 mm) in diameter. (Fig. 28)
3. Light the newspaper and close the door. Gradually
build up the fire by adding a few 3-5" (80-120 mm)
diameter splits. (Fig. 29) If this is one of the first few
"break-in" fires, let the fire burn brightly, and then let
it die out.
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• During the break-in fires, don't let the stove get
hotter than 500°F. (260°C) as measured on an
optional stove-top thermometer. Adjust the air
control lever as necessary to control the fire.
• Some odor from the stove’s hot metal, the paint,
and the cement is normal for the first few fires.
NOTE: Some chimneys need to be “primed,” or
warmed up, before they will draw sufficiently to
sustain a fire. Roll up a couple pieces of newspaper, place them on top of the kindling and toward the
front of the stove, light them, and close the door.
This should heat the chimney enough to initiate
strong draft.
Once the draft is established, open the front door
and light the rest of the fuel bed at the bottom. Do
not light the main bed of fuel until the chimney
begins drawing.
ST263
Fig. 32 Start a fire with small, dry kindling.
4. Afer the stove has been broken-in using Steps 1-3,
continue to build the fire gradually. Add larger wood
with a diameter of 3-4" (76-102mm).
Continue adding split logs of this size to the brisklyburning fire until there is a glowing ember bed at
least 2" (51mm) deep. A good ember bed is necessary for proper functioning and may take up to an
hour to establish.
5. Adjust the Air Control Lever to maintain the desired
heat output.
Refuel While the Embers Are Still Hot
WARNING: For safety and greatest efficiency,
operate your stove only with all doors fully closed.
The test standard for your stove when it is operated in
this mode is UL 1482 for the United States and ULC
S627 for Canada.
Your stove may be used as a fireplace with the front
doors open or removed only when the spark screen is
placed correctly in the opening to protect against the
possibility of sparks and embers leaving your stove.
The test standard for your stove when it is operated in
this mode is UL 737 for the United States and CAN/
CSA-B366.2 for Canada.
Use only the Intrepid Spark Screen, #0136 with your
Intrepid. Intrepid Spark Screens are available from
your Vermont Castings’ Authorized Dealer.
Reload the Intrepid while it is still hot and there are
plenty of glowing embers to re-kindle the fire. Include
some smaller pieces of wood in the new load of fuel to
help the stove return to its operating temperature
quickly. Wear stove gloves, and follow this procedure
when you reload your stove:
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ST264
Fig. 33 Gradually add larger pieces of wood until all the wood
is burning well.
1. Place the Air Control Lever to the fully open (HIGH)
position
2. Open the door and check the ash level in the ash
pan. If necessary, dispose of the ashes and replace
the pan.
3. Use a fireplace tool to break up the charcoal and
direct ash through the grate. Pull the charcoal from
the back to the front. (Fig. 30) This will encourage
efficient combustion as the fuel burns from front to
rear.
4. Load wood — smaller, split pieces first. Close the
door. Ideal performance will be achieved by operating with the air control set at HIGH for several
minutes after refueling. Adjust the Air Control Lever
for the desired heat output after the fire is reestablished.
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Ash Disposal
Your Intrepid utilizes an ash grate to facilitate ash
removal. You may wish to use an ash hoe to pull the
accumulation forward from the firebricks to the grate
where it will fall into the ashpan for easy removal.
Remove ash before it reaches the top of the ash pan.
Check the level at least once a day, and before each
re-fueling. Using stove gloves, pull the ash pan out of
the stove by its handle. Remove the ash pan and
properly dispose of the ashes. Be sure to keep the pan
level during disposal.
Empty the ash pan regularly, typically every one to
three days. The frequency will vary depending on how
you operate your Intrepid; if you burn more wood at
higher heat output settings, ash will accumulate
rapidly.
Dispose of ashes into a metal container with a tightfitting lid kept outdoors. Put the closed container of ash
on a noncombustible floor or on the ground, well away
from all combustible materials, pending final disposal.
If the ash is disposed of by burial in soil or otherwise
locally dispersed, keep it in the closed container until
all cinders have thoroughly cooled. You can use wood
ash as a garden fertilizer.
CAUTION: Avoid slamming the stove door or
striking the glass panel. Do not operate the
stove with the glass panel missing, damaged,
or broken. Do not install substitute materials.
See Maintenance section for replacement
instructions.
Smoke Detectors
The use of smoke detectors throughout the home is
strongly advised, if not required by building codes or
insurance regulations. It is a good idea to install a
smoke detector in the living areas and each bedroom.
You may not, however, wish to install a detector in the
immediate vicinity of the stove. Depending on the
sensitivity of the unit, the alarm can be set off while you
are tending the fire or emptying the ashes. If you install
a detector in the same room, locate it as far away from
the stove as possible.
CAUTION: Never use your household or shop
vacuum cleaner to remove ash from the stove;
always remove and dispose of the ash properly.
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Maintenance
Let the fire in the stove go out and allow the stove to
cool completely before beginning any maintenance
procedure.
Care of the Cast Iron Surface
An occasional dusting with a dry rag will keep the
painted cast iron of your Intrepid looking new.
The stove’s paint can be touched up as needed. First,
clean the areas to be painted with a wire brush. Then,
touch up the stove with Vermont Castings high
temperature stove paint. Apply the paint sparingly,
and keep in mind that two light coats of paint are better
than a single heavy one.
Care of Porcelain Enamel Finish
Use a dry or slightly damp rag or a soft brush to
remove spills or stains. For difficult jobs that require a
cleaning agent, use only a kitchen appliance cleaner or
polish recommended for use on enamel surfaces.
Cleaning the Glass
Most of the carbon deposits on the glass will burn off
during hot fires. However, the ash residue that accumulates on the glass surface should be removed
regularly to prevent etching. Follow this procedure to
clean the glass:
• Be sure the glass is completely cool.
• Clean the glass with water or a cleaner made
especially for this purpose. Do not use abrasive
cleaners.
• Rinse the glass thoroughly.
• Dry the glass completely.
4. Install the Glass. Lay the glass on the inner gasket
with the coated side down (toward the outside of the
door). Tighten the screws snugly, but loose enough
to allow for a little movement of the glass when the
stove is in operation. Overtightening can crack the
glass immediately or cause it to crack if it is unable
to expand when hot.
Gasket Replacement
Your Intrepid uses 5/16” dia. rope-type fiberglass
gaskets to make a tight seal at the Front Doors and the
Flue Collar. With use, particularly on those parts that
move, gaskets can become brittle and compressed
and may require replacement.
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.
1. Remove the existing gasket by grasping an end and
pulling firmly.
2. Use a wire brush or a screwdriver to clean the
channel of any remaining cement or bits of gasket.
Remove stubborn deposits of cement with a cold
chisel if necessary.
3. Determine the correct length of the appropriatesized gasket by laying it out in the channel. Allow
an extra 1-2" (25-50 mm), and mark the spot to be
cut.
Glass Replacement
Replace glass only with Vermont Castings part no.
1401156 Right Side and 1401157 Left Side Glass
Panels. The glass panel rests on a cushion provided
by 3/16” rope gasket, #1203556 and is held in place by
clips. (Fig. 35) The glass is IR coated on one side
which is marked THIS SIDE OUT.
1. Remove the door from the stove and place it on a
sturdy, level work surface. Use a towel to protect the
porcelain enamel finish.
2. Remove phillips head screws and retainer clips.
3. Inspect the Gasket. If the window gasket is in good
condition, you can leave it in place. If you replace it,
use only #1203556. Be sure the channel around the
window opening is clean, and free of dust.
Gasket
KT160
Fig. 35 Door glass installation.
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4. Remove the gasket from the channel, place it on a
wood cutting surface, and cut it at the marked spot
with a utility knife. Twist the ends slightly to discourage the gasket from unraveling.
5. Lay an unbroken 1/8" (3 mm) bead of gasket cement
in the newly-cleaned channel.
6. Starting at one end, press the gasket into the
channel. Ensure a good joint where the gasket
meets before trimming any excess. Do not overlap
the gasket ends or leave ends with ragged edges.
7. Press the gasketed part firmly against its normal
mating surface to seat the gasket evenly in its
channel. Close and latch the door to do this; close
the door on a piece of waxed paper to keep the
cement from migrating onto the non-gasketed part,
or tap other parts
8. Clean excess cement from around the channel. Let
the cement that holds the new gasket dry thoroughly.
Adjust the Door Latch
Over time, the door latch mechanism may need
adjustment to compensate for compression of the door
gasketing.
1. Using the 5/32” Allen wrench supplied with the stove,
loosen the Small Locknut enough to extend the
Striker Screw one turn clockwise into the Pawl.
2. Retighten the Small Locknut while keeping the
Striker Screw from turning. Test the door latch
closure. You should feel some resistance as you turn
the handle down through the fully closed position.
Make small adjustments as necessary to achieve a
secure latch.
Pawl
Small Locknut
Stricker Screw
Large
Locknut
Fig. 36 Door Latch Adjustment
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Creosote
Your Intrepid is designed to reduce creosote buildup
significantly. However, regular chimney inspection and
maintenance must still be performed. For safety, good
stove performance, and to protect your chimney and
chimney connector, inspect your chimney and chimney
connector on a regular schedule. Clean the system if
necessary. Failure to keep the chimney and connector
system clean can result in a serious chimney fire.
When wood is burned slowly, it produces tar,
organic vapors and moisture that combine to form
creosote. The creosote vapors condense in the
relatively cool chimney flue. As a result, creosote
residue accumulates on the flue lining. When
ignited, this creosote makes an extremely hot fire
within the flue system that can damage the chimney and overheat adjacent combustible material.
If you do have a chimney fire, promptly:
• Shut off the air supply by placing the Air
Control lever all the way to the left (LOW).
• Get everyone out of the house.
• Call the Fire Department.
You should inspect the system every two weeks during
the heating season as part of a regular maintenance
schedule. To inspect the chimney, let the stove cool
completely. Then, using a mirror and a strong light,
sight up through the flue collar into the chimney flue. If
it is not possible to inspect the flue system in this
fashion, the stove must be disconnected to provide
better viewing access.
If a significant layer of creosote has accumulated —
1/8" (3 mm) or more — remove it to reduce the risk of
a chimney fire.
Clean the chimney using a brush the same size and
shape as the flue liner. Flexible fiberglass rods are
used to run the brush up and down the liner, causing
any deposits to fall to the bottom of the chimney where
they can be removed through the clean-out door.
The chimney connector should be cleaned by
disconnecting the sections, taking them outside, and
removing any deposits with a stiff wire brush. Reinstall
the connector sections after cleaning, being sure to
secure the individual sections with sheet metal screws.
Set Screw
Handle Stub
The Chimney System
ST531
If you cannot inspect or clean the chimney yourself,
contact your local Vermont Castings’ Authorized
Dealer or hire a professional chimney sweep.
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Annual Maintenance
Perform a thorough cleaning, inspection and repair
each Spring, at the end of the heating season.
• Thoroughly clean the chimney and chimney connector.
• Inspect the chimney for damage and deterioration.
Replace weak sections of prefabricated chimney.
Have a mason make repairs to a masonry chimney.
• Inspect the chimney connector and replace any
damaged sections.
• Check gasketing for wear or compression, and
replace if necessary. A 'paper test' will guide you on
this. Close and lock the door or damper on a slip of
paper and then try to pull the paper out. If the paper
pulls out with little or no resistance, the gasket isn't
snug enough at that spot. If adjusting the damper or
latch doesn't result in a seal that makes it hard to
pull the paper out, replace the gasketing.
• Check door handle for tightness. Adjust if needed.
• Check heat shield screws. Tighten as necessary.
• Clean dust from the inner sides of bottom, rear and
connector heat shields.
• Remove ashes from the ash pan and replace with
moisture absorbing material (such as cat litter) to
keep the stove interior dry. Close the stove door to
keep cats from using the litter.
• Touch up the paint on black stoves.
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Draft Management
Your stove is only one part of a system that 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
stove works well.
Wood stove operation depends on natural (unforced)
draft. Natural draft occurs when exhaust gas is hotter
(and therefore lighter) than the outdoor air at the top of
the chimney. The greater the temperature difference,
the stronger the draft. As the hot exhaust gas rises out
of the chimney it generates suction that draws air into
the stove for combustion. A slow, lazy fire with the
stove’s air inlets fully open indicates a weak draft. A
brisk fire, supported only by air entering the stove
through the normal inlets, indicates a good draft. The
inlets are passive; they regulate how much air can
enter the stove, but they do not move air into it.
The efficiency of a modern woodburning appliance, (in
which the amount of air available for combustion is
regulated), depends on the chimney to keep exhaust
gases warm all the way outdoors. The characteristics of
your chimney - whether it is steel or masonry, interior or
exterior, matched or mismatched to the stove collar determine how quickly it will warm up and how well it
will sustain the optimum temperatures necessary to
maintain strong draft and efficient combustion. Here
follows a description of various flue system characteristics and related effects on stove performance.
Masonry Chimney
Although masonry is the traditional material used for
chimney construction, it can have distinct performance
disadvantages when used to vent a controlled-combustion woodstove. Masonry forms an effective ‘heat sink’ that is, it absorbs and holds heat for long periods of
time. The large mass, however, may take a long time to
become hot enough to sustain a strong draft. The larger
the chimney (in total mass), the longer it will take to
warm up. Cold masonry will actually cool exhaust
gases enough to diminish draft strength. This problem
is compounded if the chimney is located outside the
home or if the chimney flue has a cross-sectional size
larger than the stove outlet.
Steel Chimney
Most factory-made ‘Class A’ steel chimneys have a
layer of insulation around the inner flue. This insulation
keeps the smoke warm and protects the surrounding
structure from the high flue temperatures. Because the
insulation is less dense than masonry, the inner steel
liner warms up more quickly than a masonry chimney.
Although steel chimneys are not as attractive as their
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masonry counterparts, they are very durable and
generally outperform masonry.
Inside/Outside Location
Because the chimney’s function is to keep the smoke
warm, it is best to locate it inside the house. This
location uses the house as insulation for the flue and
allows some radiant heat release from the flue into the
home. Since an interior chimney does not continuously
lose its heat to the outdoors, it takes less heat from the
stove to get it warm and keep it warm.
Flue Sizing
The flue size for a controlled-combustion appliance
should be based on the cross-sectional volume of the
stove flue outlet. In this case, more is definitely not
better. Hot gases lose heat through expansion; if a
stove with a six-inch flue collar (28 square inch area) is
vented into a 10” x 10” flue, the gases will expand to
over three times their original volume. As gases cool
with expansion, draft strength decreases. If an oversized flue is also outside the house, the heat it absorbs
will be conducted to the outdoor air and the flue will
remain relatively cool.
It is common for a masonry flue to be oversized for the
stove. Such a chimney can take quite a while to warm
up and the stove performance will likely be disappointing. The best solution to an oversize flue problem is the
installation of an insulated steel chimney liner of the
same diameter as the appliance flue outlet. The liner
keeps the exhaust gas warm and the result is a stronger draft. An uninsulated liner is a second choice although the liner will keep the exhaust restricted to its
original volume, the air around the liner will require time
and heat energy to warm up.
Check your local codes. You may be required to install
a flue liner in any oversize or masonry flue.
Pipe & Chimney Layout
Every bend in the flue will act as a brake on the exhaust as it flows from the firebox to the chimney cap.
The ideal pipe and chimney layout is straight up from
the stove through a completely straight chimney. Use
this layout if at all possible as it will promote optimum
stove performance and simplify maintenance.
If the stovepipe must elbow to enter a chimney, locate
the elbow about midway between the stove top and the
chimney thimble. This configuration lets the smoke
speed up before it must turn, keeps some pipe in the
room for heat transfer, and allows long-term flexibility
for installing a different appliance without relocating the
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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
longer runs.
Single Venting
Your stove requires a dedicated flue. Do not connect
the stove to a flue used by any other appliance. Chimney draft is a natural form of energy and follows the
path of least resistance. If the stove is vented to a flue
that also serves an open fireplace or another appliance,
the draft will also pull air in through those avenues. The
additional air flow will lower flue temperatures, reduce
draft strength and promote creosote development;
overall stove performance will suffer. The effect is
similar to that of a vacuum cleaner with a hole in the
hose. In some extreme instances, the other appliance
can even impose a negative draft and result in a
dangerous draft reversal.
Fuel
Even the best stove installation will not perform well if
poor fuel is used. I available, always use hardwood that
has been air-dried (‘seasoned’) 12-18 months. Softwood burns more rapidly than hardwood and has a high
resin content conducive to creosote production. Decayed wood of any type has little heat value and should
not be used.
All unseasoned (‘green’) wood has a high moisture
content. Much of its heat value will be used to evaporate moisture before the wood can burn. This significantly reduces not only the amount of energy available
to warm your home, but also the intensity of the fire and
temperature of the exhaust gas. Incomplete combustion
and cool flue temperatures promote creosote formation
and weak draft.
You can judge the moisture content of wood by its
appearance and weight or use a commercially available
moisture meter for an exact measurement. Unseasoned wood will be a third heavier than dry wood. Also,
look for cracks (‘checking’) in the ends of the log that
result from contraction as the wood dries. The longer
and wider the cracks, the dryer the wood is.
Purchase your fuel from a reputable dealer.
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Creosote
Creosote is a by-product of low-temperature stove
operations, weak draft or both. It is a tar that results
when unburned gases condense inside the flue system
at temperatures below 290°F. Creosote is volatile and
can generate chimney fire. All of the installation characteristics that adversely affect chimney draft also promote creosote condensation. Consequently, you can
minimize creosote accumulation with an effective
chimney design and the use of operational techniques
that encourage good draft and complete combustion.
Backpuffing
Backpuffing is a condition that results when the draft is
too weak to pull flue gases out of the chimney system
as fast as the fire is generating more. Volatile gases
build up within the firebox until reaching a density and
temperature at which they ignite. With this ignition, you
may hear a muffled popping sound and see a bit of
smoke forced out of the air inlets.
This condition is most likely to occur in the spring or fall
when moderate outdoor temperatures and low intensity
fires combine to inhibit draft strength. If your stove
backpuffs, open the damper to let the smoke rise to the
flue more quickly. Also, open the air inlets to induce a
livelier fire and speed airflow through the stove. Avoid
large loads of firewood at one time. You should always
see lively, dancing flames in the firebox; a lazy, smoky
fire is inefficient and will promote draft problems.
Draft Testing
An easy way to determine whether your chimney draft
is strong enough is to close the stove damper, wait a
few minutes to let the airflow stabilize, and then test
whether you can vary the strength of the fire by swinging the air control open and closed. Results here 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 is no change, the draft is not yet
strong enough to let you close the damper. You will
need to open it for awhile longer and manage the fire
with the air inlet until the draft strengthens. Keep a
record of your operational habits and relate them to
their effects on the stove’s function. You will be rewarded with safe and efficient performance.
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Negative Pressure
Good draft also depends on a sufficient supply of air to
the stove. The chimney cannot pull more air than is
available. Sluggish draft can be caused by a house that
is tight enough to prevent the ready flow of air to the
stove, or by competition between the stove and other
appliances that vent indoor air to the outside; i.e.,
exhaust fans for range hoods, clothes dryers, bathroom, etc. If the chimney draws well when all such
equipment is turned off (or sealed, in the case of the
fireplaces and/or other stoves), you simply need to be
attentive in timing the use of the other appliances. If
you need to crack a nearby window or door to enable
the chimney to pull well, you should install an outsideair intake to bring combustion air directly to the stove.
Consult your Vermont Castings dealer regarding an
adapter to attach to the stove to connect an air duct for
outdoor combustion air.
Conclusion
Woodburning is more an art than a science. Art includes technique and since installations, homes and
fuel vary, the stove operator must also vary technique,
(mostly timing), to achieve satisfying results. Over time,
you will become familiar with the intricacies and nuances of your particular installation and you will be able
to identify cause and effect in a variety of seasonal
circumstances.
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CFM Specialty Home Products reserves the right to make changes in design, materials, specifications, prices and discontinue colors and products
at any time, without notice.
Intrepid NC Woodburning Stove
Model 1640
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Item Description
Top
Hex Nut, 1/4-20 (5)
Right Side
Secondary Air Manifold, Right
Left Side
Secondary Air Manifold, Left
1/4-20 x 2 1/4, CS Hex Hd Screw (2)
Secondary Air Tube, #A
Secondary Air Tube, #B
Secondary Air Tube, #C
#6-5/8 CS Socket Hd, SS Screw (3)
Bottom
1/4-20x1” CS Hex Hd, Blk Screw (2)
Ashpan Assembly
Shelf, Bottom
Back
Part Number
See Chart Pg. 29
1203210
See Chart Pg. 29
30000819
See Chart Pg. 29
30000820
1201403
30000825
30000898
30000805
30000975
See Chart Pg. 29
1201376
30000966
30000823
30000821
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Item Description
Part Number
Smokeshelf
30000822
Leg (Single)
See Chart Pg. 29
Leg Bolt, 3/8"-16x1" hex Bolt (4)
1201432
3/8" Flat Washer (4)
1202488
Primary Air Manifold, Right
30000836
Primary Air Manifold, Left
30000837
Front Air Manifold, Right
30000838
Front Air Manifold, Left
30000839
1/4-20x3/4” CS Hex Hd, Blk Screw
1201374
Secondary Air Cover (2)
30000869
1/4-20 x 3/4”, Blk Flat Hd Phillips Screw 1200881
Grate, Ash (2)
30000856
Grate, Lip
30000807
Flue Collar
See Chart Pg. 29
Firebrick, Sides and Back (5)
30000969
Firebrick, Upper (3) and Mid. Bottom (1) 1601103
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Item Description
Part Number
Firebrick, Bottom - Left & Right (2)
30000971
Brick Bracket (3)
30000986
1/4-20 x 1/4” Phillips Flt Hd Screw Blk (3) 1200897
Front
See Chart Pg. 29
1/4-20x1” Flat Hd Philips, Blk Screw (2) 1200815
5/16" Fiberglass Gasket, Doors (5 ft.)
1203588
Right Door
See Chart Pg. 29
Left Door
See Chart Pg. 29
Ceramic Handle Assembly
0004342
Door Pawl Assembly
5004025
Nut, Hex Jam, 3/8-16
1203290
1/4-20x3/4" Rnd Hd Phillip Screw Blk
1200461
Handle Holder
1600600
Handle Bolt, 1/4-20x 3³⁄₈”
1201294
Gasket, Fiberglas 3/16” 4nd, Blk
1203556
Glass Panel, Right2
1401156
Glass Panel, Left2
1401157
Hinge Pin, Door (4)
1600535
Side Glass Clip (2)
30000833
Corner Glass Clips (2)
30000834
Bottom Glass Clips (2)
30000832
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Item Description
Part Number
Truss Hd, PH 10-24 x 1/2-Z (10)
1200998
Spacer, HS 1¹⁄₄” (3)
1601755
Primary Air Rod
30000892
Hex Nut, 1/4-20 Flex Lock
1203213
Primary Air Flap
30000827
1/4-20x5/8" Black Hex Screw (2)
1201372
Rod, Threaded Ends (5)
1204214
1/4-20x3/4" Rnd Hd Phillip Screw Ni (2) 1200901
Ball Chain, #6
1201960
Jump Ring
1201985
Ball Chain Fitting
1201972
1/4 Flat Washer, 7/8” O.D. (13)
1202470
10-24x3/8" Rnd Hd Sltd Screw, Black (6) 1200985
Gasket- Flue Collar , 5/16” Self-adhesive 1203591
Flue Collar Heat Shield
30000863
Rear Convection Shroud
30000826
#10 x 1/2” Blk Phillips Sheetmetal Screw (2)1202058
Faucet Stub Chrome w/Shaft
5004245
Ashpan Front
1306493
Ashpan Handle
30000973
Ashpan Only
30000966
Pan Hd, P 10-24 x 3/8-Z (1)
1200983
Shell Enamel Parts - Intrepid NC Model 1640
Part Name
Top
Bottom
Left Side
Right Side
Flue Collar
Front
Left Door
Right Door
Single Leg
Classic
30000824
30000855
30000854
30000853
1306561
30000852
1308649
1308648
1306333
Green
30000955
30000959
30000958
30000957
2316561
30000956
2318649
2318648
2316333
Moonlight
30001411
30001407
30001409
30001408
2376561
30001410
2378649
2378648
2376333
Notes:
1. In this diagram and throughout this manual, 'left' and
'right' mean as you face the stove.
2. Use only Vermont Castings Glass Panels for
replacement.
3. Part numbers for cast iron parts in this diagram are
for 'Classic' (Black painted) stoves. When ordering
enamelled parts, be sure to specify color.
4. Hardware in this stove is instandard U.S. (inch)
sizes. Most fastener items are available at local
hardware stores.
Sand
30000945
30000949
30000948
30000947
1326561
30000946
1328648
1328648
1326333
Red
30000940
30000944
30000943
30000942
2326561
30000641
2328649
2328648
2326333
Blue
30000950
30000954
30000953
30000952
1336561
30000951
1338649
1338648
1336333
Suede
Brown
30002507
30002501
30002503
30002502
30002508
30002504
30002506
30002505
30002509
To learn the name of the dealer nearest you, call or
write:
CFM Specialty Home Products
475 Admiral Blvd.
Mississauga, Ontario L5T 2N1
800 525-1898
Maintenance Kits available from your dealer:
#1884 Gasket Kit
#3427 Glass Door Gasket Kit
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Warranty
Limited 3 Year Warranty
CFM Specialty Home Products 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 Specialty Home Products will repair or replace, at its option,
any part found to be defective upon inspection by a Vermont Castings,
Authorized Dealer. The customer must return the defective part or the
stove, with shipping prepaid, to the Authorized Dealer or pay for any
Authorized Dealer in-home travel fees or service charges for in-home
repair work. It is the dealer's option whether the repair work will be
done in the customer's home or in the dealer's shop. If, upon inspection,
the damage is found to be the fault of the manufacturer, repairs will be
authorized at no charge to the customer for parts and/or labor.
Any woodburning stove or part thereof that is repaired or
replaced during the limited warranty period will be warranted under the
terms of the limited warranty for a period not to exceed the remaining
term of the original limited warranty or six (6) months, whichever is
longer.
Limited 1 Year Warranty
The following parts of the woodburning stove are warranted to be free
of defects in material and workmanship for a period of one year from
the date you receive it: The thermostat assembly, handles, glass door
panels, cement, and gasketing. Any of these items found to be
defective will be repaired or replaced at no charge, upon the return of
the part with postage prepaid to a Vermont Castings Authorized
Dealer.
Any part repaired or replaced during the limited warranty period
will be warranted under the terms of the limited warranty for a period not
to exceed the remaining term of the original limited warranty or six (6)
months, whichever is longer.
Limited Catalyst Warranty
The catalyst will be warranted for a six year period as follows: If the
original catalyst or a replacement catalyst proves defective or ceases
to maintain 70% of its particulate emission reduction activity (as
measured by an approved testing procedure) within 24 months from
the date the 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 inhome 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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Exclusions & Limitations
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 Specialty Home Products 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 Specialty Home Products
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 Castings Authorized Dealer from whom you
purchased your stove or CFM Specialty Home Products 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 highhumidity environment.
8. CFM Specialty Home Products shall have no obligation to
enhance or update any unit once manufactured.
IN NO EVENT SHALL CFM SPECIALTY HOME PRODUCTS BE
LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ALL
IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES
OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS, ARE LIMITED TO THE
DURATION OF THIS WRITTEN WARRANTY. THIS WARRANTY
SUPERCEDES ALL OTHER ORAL OR WRITTEN WARRANTIES.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitations of
incidential and consequential damages or limitations on how long an
implied warranty lasts, so the above limitations may not apply to you.
This warranty gives you specific rights and you may have other rights
which vary from state to state.
How to Obtain Service
If a defect is noted within the warranty period, the customer should
contact a Vermont Castings Authorized Dealer or CFM Specialty
Home Products 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 Specialty Home
Products 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 Specialty Home Products
410 Admiral Blvd. • Mississauga, Ontario, Canada L5T 2N6 • 905-670-7777
www.majesticproducts.com • www.vermontcastings.com
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