WARNING: If the information in this manual is not followed exactly, a

DIRECT-VENT FIREPLACE
OWNER’S OPERATION AND INSTALLATION MANUAL
NATURAL GAS MODELS
(V)CD36RN, (V)CD36RNE,
(V)CDC36RN, (V)CDC36RNE
NATURAL GAS MODELS
(V)CD36TN, (V)CD36TNE,
(V)CDC36TN, (V)CDC36TNE
PROPANE/LP GAS MODELS
(V)CD36RP, (V)CD36RPE,
(V)CDC36RP, (V)CDC36RPE
PROPANE/LP GAS MODELS
(V)CD36TP, (V)CD36TPE,
(V)CDC36TP, (V)CDC36TPE
WARNING: If the information in this manual is not
followed exactly, a fire or explosion may result causing
property damage, personal injury or loss of life.
— Do not store or use gasoline or other ­flammable
vapors and liquids in the ­vicinity of this or any other
appliance.
— WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS
• Do not try to light any appliance.
• Do not touch any electrical switch; do not use any
phone in your building.
• Immediately call your gas supplier from a neighbor’s
phone. Follow the gas supplier’s instructions.
• If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the fire
department.
— Installation and service must be performed by a qualified installer, service agency or the gas supplier.
INSTALLER: Leave this manual with the appliance
CONSUMER: Retain this manual for future reference.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Safety................................................................... 2
Product Identification............................................ 4
Local Codes......................................................... 5
Product Features.................................................. 5
Pre-Installation Preparation.................................. 5
Location of Termination Cap................................. 9
Requirements for the Commonwealth of
Massachusetts................................................... 10
Venting Installation..............................................11
Fireplace Installation.......................................... 22
Operation............................................................ 32
Inspecting Burners............................................. 36
Cleaning and Maintenance................................. 37
Troubleshooting.................................................. 38
Specifications..................................................... 44
Replacement Parts............................................. 44
Service Hints...................................................... 44
Technical Service............................................... 44
Accessories........................................................ 45
Parts................................................................... 46
Warranty...............................................Back Cover
SAFETY
WARNING: Improper
installation, adjustment,
alteration, service or maintenance can cause injury
or property damage. Refer
to this manual for correct
installation and operational
procedures. For assistance
or additional information
consult a qualified installer,
service agency or the gas
supplier.
This appliance may be installed in an aftermarket,*
permanently located, manufactured (mobile) home,
where not prohibited by local
codes.
This appliance is only for use
with the type of gas indicated
on the rating plate. This appliance is not convertible for
use with other gases, unless
a certified kit is used.
* Aftermarket: Completion of sale, not for
purpose of resale, from the manufacturer
State of Massachusetts: The
installation must be made by a
licensed plumber or gas fitter
in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
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WARNING: This product
contains and/or generates
chemicals known to the State
of California to cause cancer or
birth defects or other reproductive harm.
IMPORTANT: Read this owner’s
manual carefully and completely
before trying to assemble, operate or service this fireplace.
Improper use of this fireplace
can cause serious injury or
death from burns, fire, explosion, electrical shock and carbon
monoxide poisoning.
DANGER: Carbon monoxide
poisoning may lead to death!
This fireplace complies with the National
Safety Standards and is listed and tested by
PFS Corporation to ANSI Z21.50/CSA 2.22
standard as vented gas fireplace.
NOTICE: Decorative product not
for use as a heating appliance.
This fireplace must be installed by a qualified
(certified or licensed) service person. It has
a sealed gas combustion chamber that uses
a coaxial pipe (pipe within a pipe and having
the same center) venting system. It brings in
fresh air for combustion through the outer pipe
and combustion gases are exhausted through
the inner pipe. If the glass door assembly and
venting pipe are not properly seated, connected and sealed, carbon monoxide leakage
(spillage) can occur.
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: Early signs
of carbon monoxide poisoning resemble the
flu, with headaches, dizziness or nausea. If
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you have these signs, the fireplace may not be working properly. Get fresh air at once! Have
fireplace serviced. Some people are more affected by carbon monoxide than others. These
include pregnant women, people with heart or lung disease or anemia, those under the influence of alcohol and those at high altitudes.
Propane/LP and Natural Gas: Propane/LP and natural gas are odorless. An odor-making
agent is added to the gas. The odor helps you detect a gas leak. However, the odor added to
the gas can fade. Gas may be present even though no odor exists.
Make certain you read and understand all warnings. Keep this manual for reference. It is your
guide to safe and proper operation of this fireplace.
WARNING: Any change to this fireplace or its controls can be
dangerous. Do not modify this fireplace under any circumstances.
Any parts removed for servicing must be replaced prior to operating fireplace.
WARNING: Do not use a blower insert, heat exchanger insert or
other accessory not approved for use with this fireplace.
WARNING: This appliance is only for use with the type of gas
indicated on the rating plate. This appliance is not convertible for
use with other gases unless a certified kit is used.
WARNING: Do not allow fans to blow directly into the fireplace.
Avoid any drafts that alter burner flame patterns.
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 material on or near the
appliance. Never place any objects on the appliance.
Do not use this fireplace to cook food or burn paper or other flammable material.
This fireplace reaches high temperatures. Keep children and adults away
from hot surface to avoid burns or clothing ignition. Fireplace will remain
hot for a time after shutdown. Allow surface to cool before touching.
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Carefully supervise young children when they are in the room
with fireplace.
Keep the area around your
fireplace clear of combustible
materials, gasoline and other
flammable vapor or liquids. Do
not run fireplace where these
are used or stored.
1. For propane/LP fireplace, do not place
propane/LP supply tank(s) inside any
structure. Locate propane/LP supply
tank(s) outdoors. To prevent performance
problems, do not use propane/LP fuel tank
of less than 100 lb. capacity.
2. If you smell gas
•shut off gas supply
•do not try to light any appliance
•do not touch any electrical switch; do not
use any phone in your building
•immediately call your gas supplier from
a neighbor’s phone. Follow the gas supplier's instructions
•if you cannot reach you gas supplier, call
the fire department.
3. Never install the fireplace
•in a recreational vehicle
•in windy or drafty areas where curtains
or other combustible (flammable) objects
can make contact with the fireplace front
•in high traffic areas
4. Turn fireplace off and let cool before servicing, installing or repairing. Only a qualified
service person should install, service or repair this fireplace. Have fireplace inspected
annually by a qualified service person.
5. You must keep control compartments,
burners and circulating air passages
clean. More frequent cleaning may be
needed due to excessive lint and dust
from carpeting, bedding material, etc.
Turn off the gas valve and pilot light before
cleaning fireplace.
6. Have venting system inspected annually
by a qualified service person. If needed,
have venting system cleaned or repaired.
See Cleaning and Maintenance, page 37.
7. Do not use any solid fuels (wood, coal,
paper, cardboard, etc.) in this fireplace.
Use only the gas type indicated on fireplace nameplate.
8. This appliance, when installed, must be
electrically grounded in accordance with local
codes or, in the absence of local codes, with
the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70,
or the Canadian electrical code, CSA C22.1.
9. Do not use fireplace if any part has been
exposed to or under water. Immediately
call a qualified service person to arrange
for replacement of the unit.
10.Do not operate fireplace if any log is
broken.
11.Do not operate fireplace with glass door
removed, cracked or broken.
12.Provide adequate clearances around air
openings.
PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION
Upper Louver Panel
(CD36 Series)
Rear Vent
Flue Collar
Screen Door
(CDC36 Series)
Top Vent
Flue Collar
Door
Latch
Glass Door
Assembly
Junction
Box
Nailing
Flange
Log Set
Ember
Tray
Piezo Ignitor
with Optional
Lower Louver Panel
Remote and
(CD36 Series)
Control Valve Variable Blower Control
Mount
Input Adjustment
Figure 1 - Top and Rear Direct-Vent Fireplaces
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LOCAL CODES
Install and use fireplace with care. Follow all
local codes. In the absence to local codes,
use the current National Fuel Gas Code ANSI
Z223.1/NFPA 54* (USA), or the current CSA B149.1 installation code (CANADA).
*Available from:
American National Standards Institute, Inc.
1430 Broadway
New York, NY 10018
National Fire Protection Association, Inc.
Batterymarch Park
Quincy, MA 02269
PRODUCT FEATURES
These are a few facts that can help you understand and enjoy your direct-vent fireplace:
• The CD36R dedicated rear vent is best suited
for flush or corner installations when vented
horizontally through an exterior wall.
• The CD36T dedicated top vent is suited
for any application where height is necessary to terminate the venting system
either through the roof (vertical) or to gain
sufficient height and offset to vent to an
outside/exterior wall (horizontal).
• The vent pipe installation is very important
to allow for proper operation. You must select the appropriate unit for your application
and follow the venting instructions to plan
your installation.
• This fireplace may be installed in any room
of your house provided all local codes and
these installation instructions are followed.
• Models (V)(CD)(CDC)36R/T are equipped
with a millivolt gas control system that does
not require electricity to operate. A piezo
ignitor is provided to light the pilot without
using matches or lighters.
• Models (V)(CD)(CDC)36RE/TE are
equipped with an electronic ignition system that requires 120VAC to operate. An
electrode ignitor automatically lights the
pilot flame when the fireplace is turned on.
• All models can accept an optional circulating air blower when 120 VAC connection
is supplied. If you plan to install an optional
blower, do not forget to wire the fireplace
outlet when framing.
• Each time you turn on your fireplace, you
may notice some amount of condensation
on the inside of the fireplace glass. This
is normal and will disappear after 10-20
minutes of operation.
• Your direct-vent gas fireplace system
(fireplace and venting) is a balanced and
sealed gas operating unit. It is highly efficient
because it uses outside air for combustion
while independently heating the indoor air.
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PRE-INSTALLATION
PREPARATION
LOCATION AND SPACE
REQUIREMENTS
Determine the safest and most efficient location for your FMI PRODUCTS, LLC direct-vent
fireplace. Make sure that rafters and wall
studs are not in the way of the venting system.
Choose a location where the heat output is
not affected by drafts, air conditioning ducts,
windows or doors. Figure 2 shows some common locations. Be aware of all restrictions and
precautions before deciding the exact location
for your fireplace and termination cap.
When deciding the location of your fireplace,
follow these rules:
• Do not connect this fireplace venting to a
chimney flue serving a separate solid-fuel
burning fireplace or appliance.
• Due to high temperatures, do not locate this
fireplace in high traffic areas, windy or drafty
areas or near furniture or draperies.
• Proper clearances must be maintained.
• If your fireplace is to be installed directly on
carpeting, vinyl tile or any combustible material other than wood, it must be installed
on a metal or wood panel extending the full
width and depth of the fireplace. See Figure
3, page 6.
• Your fireplace is designed to be used in
zero clearance installations. Wall or framing
material can be placed directly against any
exterior surface on the back, sides or top of
your fireplace, except where standoff spacers are integrally attached. If standoff spacers are attached to your fireplace, these
spacers can be placed directly against wall
or framing material. See framing details on
page 7.
• If you plan on installing a television or entertainment center recessed above your fireplace, it is recommended that you maintain
a minimum 18" above top of louver opening.
Flush with Corner
installation
a wall
Through exterior wall
enclosed in a chase
Figure 2 - Common Fireplace Locations
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• When locating termination cap, it is important to observe the minimum clearances
shown in Figure 7, page 7.
• If recessing into a wall, you can avoid extra
framing by positioning your fireplace against
an already existing framing member.
• Do not recess termination cap into a wall
or siding.
• You may paint the termination cap with
450º F (232º C) heat-resistant paint to
coordinate with the exterior finish.
• There must not be any obstruction such
as bushes, garden sheds, fences, decks
or utility buildings within 24" from the front
of the termination cap.
• Do not locate termination cap where excessive snow or ice build up may occur. Be sure
to clear vent termination area after snow falls
to prevent accidental blockage of venting
system. When using snow blowers, do not
direct snow towards vent termination area.
25"
(63.5 cm)
15"
(38.1 cm)
36"
(91.4 cm)
Figure 3 - Fireplace Bottom Dimensions
PACKAGING AND REMOVAL
The (V)CD36R/T direct vent gas fireplace
fireplace is packaged with:
• one box containing a 4-log set located on
the burner in the firebox
• one bag containing the owner’s manual
with installation instructions, operator’s
guide, and warranty information
• one bag of glowing ember material
• one bag of vermiculite hearth treatments
Remove the shrink-wrap securing the 2 carton
trays to the unit. Lift the top carton tray off
and remove the four corner posts. Discard
the bottom tray once the unit is moved into
position.
Note: On rear vent models you must remove
the fiberboard collar protector located on the
rear collar before installing the fireplace and
venting system. See Figure 4.
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Fire Board
Collar
Protector
Figure 4 - Removing Collar Protector
(Rear Vent Fireplace)
CLEARANCES
Minimum clearances to combustibles for the
fireplace are as follows:
*Back and sides
0"/cm
Perpendicular walls
12" (30.5 cm)
Floor
0"/cm
Ceiling to louver opening
40" (102 cm)
Front
36" (91.4 cm)
Top of Standoffs
0"/cm
Vent Surfaces
1" (26 mm) (See venting
instructions for specific
vent clearances.)
Mantel Clearances (See Mantel Clearances
for specifics on mantel
clearances.)
Combustible material with a maximum thickness of 5/8" may be flush with the top front
of fireplace.
NOTICE: This fireplace is intended for use as supplemental
heat. Use this fireplace along
with your primary heating system. Do not install this fireplace
as your primary heat source.
If you have a central heating
system, you may run system’s
circulating blower while using
fireplace. This will help circulate
the heat throughout the house.
In the event of a power outage,
you can use this fireplace as a
heat source.
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FRAMING AND FINISHING
Figure 5 shows typical framing of this fireplace.
Figure 6 shows framing for corner installation.
All minimum clearances must be met.
For overall unit dimensions, framing allowances and vent collar locations, see unit
dimensions in Figure 9, page 8.
For available accessories for this fireplace,
see Accessories on page 45. If you are using a separate combustible mantel piece,
refer to Figure 7 and Figure 8, page 8 for
proper height and clearances. You can install
noncombustible mantels at any height above
the fireplace.
Note: Noncombustible mantels may discolor!
2"x4" Flat Header
or Horizontal Cross
Member 12" Above
Top of Fireplace for
(V)(CD)(CDC)36T
Units Only
12"
(30.5
cm)
2"x4" Vertical
Double Stud
MANTEL CLEARANCES
Figure 7 shows projected mantel depths at
various heights above the top of the louver
opening. Figure 8, page 8, shows the minimum allowable distances from various mantel
components in relation to the both sides of the
fireplace opening.
WARNING: When finishing
appliance, do not overlap combustible materials onto the black
front face. Brick, tile, or other noncombustible materials may be
applied to the face provided that
any fireplace openings are not
blocked and gaps in the material
used and the face are sealed with
a noncombustible caulking.
1
2
3
A
4
B
5
C
D
6
E
7
F
36"
(91.4 cm)
36 1/4"
(92.1 cm)
G
14 3/4"
(37.5 cm)
Figure 5 - Framing Clearances for
Installation Against an Exterior Wall
6 5/8" ( 16.8 cm)
TO CENTER
OF REAR VENT
2 1/2" (6.3 cm)
MIN. 1" (2.6 cm)
THESE DIMENSIONS
ALLOW FOR 1" OF
CLEARANCE AT THE
SIDES AND BACK OF
THE FIREPLACE.
HOWEVER,
14 3/4"
0" CLEARANCE IS
(37.5 cm) ALSO PERMITTED
AT ALL SIDES WHEN
FRAMED.
21" (53.3 cm)
TO CENTER OF
TOP VENT
28 5/8"
(72.7 cm)
14 3/4"
(37.5 cm)
TO NAILING
FLANGES
56 3/4"
(144 cm)
12 1/4"
(31 cm)
TO
OPENING
Figure 6 - Framing Clearances for Corner
Installation
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Mantel from
Top of Louver
Ref. Mantel Depth Ref.
Opening
1
16" (40.6 cm) A 14" (35.6 cm)
2
14" (35.6 cm)
A 12" (30.5 cm)
3
12" (30.5 cm)
B 10" (25.4 cm)
4
10" (25.4 cm)
C
8" (20.3 cm)
5
8" (20.3 cm)
D
6" (15.2 cm)
6
4" (10.1 cm)
F
4" (10.1 cm)
7
2" (5.1 cm)
G
2" (5.1 cm)
Figure 7 - Clearances for Combustible
Mantels
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Outer Surround
Combustible
Material May
Be Used
1 1/2"
(3.8 cm)
SAFE
ZONE
6"
(15.2 cm)
33°
5 1/2"
(14 cm)
3 3/4"
(9.5
cm)
To Fireplace
Opening
Perpendicular
Side Wall
12"
(30.5 cm)
Figure 8 - Side Clearances for Combustible Materials
14 3/4"
(37.5 cm)
TO NAILING
FLANGES
8" (20.4 cm)
TO CENTER OF
8" TOP VENT
4" (10.2 cm)
TO NAILING
FLANGE
38"
(96.5 cm)
2"
(5 cm)
2"
(5 cm)
36 1/4"
(92.1 cm)
TO NAILING
FLANGE
36"
(91.4 cm)
FACE DIM.
36 3/4"
(93.4 cm)
35 3/4"
(90.8 cm)
5/8"
(1.6 cm)
WALL SWITCH
WIREWAY
WALL SWITCH
WIREWAY
2"
(5 cm)
8" (20.3 cm)
GAS SUPPLY
INLET
4 1/2" (11.4 cm)
ELECTRICAL
INLET
36 1/4"
(92.1 cm)
FACE DIM.
2 1/2 "
(6.4 cm)
25"
(63.5 cm)
TO CENTER
OF 8"
REAR VENT
15 3/8"
(39 cm)
37" (94 cm)
TO NAILING
FLANGE
Figure 9 - Rear/Top Common Dimensions
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LOCATION OF TERMINATION CAP
N
N
D
H
V
L
E
B
C
Fixed
Closed
F
B
Openable Fixed
Closed
V
Openable
V
I
V
G
B
V
B
B
J
V
G
X
G
M
A
V
K
X
V
A
V TERMINATION CAP
X AIR SUPPLY INLET
G GAS METER
RESTRICTED AREA
(TERMINATION PROHIBITED)
I = clearance to service regulator vent outlet [*72" (182.9 cm)
A = clearance above grade, veranda, porch, deck, or
minimum]
balcony [*12" (30.5 cm) minimum]
J = clearance to non-mechanical air supply inlet to building
B = clearance to window or door that may be opened
or the combustion air inlet to any other fireplace
[6" (15 cm) min. for 10,000 Btu or less; 9" (23 cm) in US
[6" (15 cm) min. for 10,000 Btu or less; 9" (23 cm) in US
if between 10,000 and 50,000, 12" (30 cm) in Canada
if between 10,000 and 50,000, 12" (30 cm) in Canada
if between 10,000 and 100,000; 12" (30 cm) in US if
if between 10,000 and 100,000; 12" (30 cm) in US if
greater than 50,000, 36" (91 cm) in Canada if greater
greater than 50,000, 36" (91 cm) in Canada if greater
than 100,000]
than 100,000]
C = clearance to permanently closed window
K = clearance to a mechanical air supply inlet [*In Canada,
[minimum 12" (30.5 cm) recommended to prevent
6 ft. (1.83m) minimum; In US 3 ft. (91 cm) above if within
condensation on window]
10 ft. (3 m) horizontally]
D = vertical clearance to ventilated soffit located above the
terminal within a horizontal distance of 24" (61 cm) from L = † clearance above paved side-walk or a paved driveway
located on public property [*84" (213.3 cm) minimum]
the center-line of the terminal [18" (45.7 cm) minimum]
E = clearance to unventilated soffit [12" (30.5 cm) minimum] M = clearance under veranda, porch, deck
[*12" (30.5 cm) minimum ‡]
F = clearance to outside corner (see below)
N = clearance above a roof shall extend a minimum of
G = clearance to inside corner (see below)
24" (61 cm) above the highest point when it passes
H = *not to be installed above a meter/regulator assembly
through the roof surface and any other obstruction within
within 36" (91.4 cm) horizontally from the center line
a horizontal distance of 18" (45.7 cm)
of the regulator
† vent shall not terminate directly above a side-walk or paved driveway which is located between two
single family dwellings and serves both dwellings*
‡ only permitted if veranda, porch, deck or balconey is fully open on a minimum of 2 sides beneath the floor*
* as specified in CAN/CSA B149 (.1 or .2) Installation Codes (1991) for Canada and U.S.A.
Note: Local codes or regulations may require different clearances
Termination Clearances for Buildings with Combustible and Noncombustible Exteriors
Inside Corner
Outside Corner
Recessed Location
D
C
A
C
E
A = 6" (15.2 cm)
V
V
V
B = 6" (15.2 cm)
B
Balcony with No Side Wall
Balcony with Perpendicular Side Wall
H
G
V
V
J
G = 12" (30.5 cm) minimum clearance
Combustible &
Noncombustible
H = 24" (61 cm)
J = 20" (50.8 cm)
C = Maximum depth of 48" (121.9 cm)
for recessed location
D = Minimum width for back wall of
recessed location Combustible - 38" (965 mm)
Noncombustible - 24" (61 cm)
E = Clearance from corner in
recessed locationCombustible - 6" (15.2 cm)
Noncombustible - 2" (5.1 cm)
Figure 10 - Minimum Clearances for Termination Cap
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REQUIREMENTS FOR THE COMMONWEALTH OF
MASSACHUSETTS
For all side wall horizontally vented gas fueled
equipment installed in every dwelling, building or
structure used in whole or in part for residential
purposes, including those owned or operated by
the Commonwealth and where the side wall exhaust vent termination is less than seven (7) feet
above finished grade in the area of the venting,
including but not limited to decks and porches,
the following requirements shall be satisfied:
INSTALLATION OF CARBON
MONOXIDE DETECTORS
At the time of installation of the side wall horizontal vented gas fueled equipment, the installing
plumber or gasfitter shall observe that a hard
wired carbon monoxide detector with an alarm
and battery backup is installed on the floor level
where the gas equipment is to be installed. In
addition, the installing plumber or gasfitter shall
observe that a battery operated or hard wired carbon monoxide detector with an alarm is installed
on each additional level of the dwelling, building or
structure served by the side wall horizontal vented
gas fueled equipment. It shall be the responsibility
of the property owner to secure the services of
qualified licensed professionals for the installation
of hard wired carbon monoxide detectors.
In the event that the side wall horizontally
vented gas fueled equipment is installed
in a crawl space or an attic, the hard wired
carbon monoxide detector with alarm and
battery back-up may be installed on the next
adjacent floor level.
In the event that the requirements of this
subdivision can not be met at the time of
completion of installation, the owner shall
have a period of thirty (30) days to comply with
the above requirements; provided, however,
that during said thirty (30) day period, a battery
operated carbon monoxide detector with an
alarm shall be installed.
Approved Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Each carbon monoxide detector as required
in accordance with the above provisions shall
comply with NFPA 720 and be ANSI/UL 2034
listed and IAS certified.
SIGNAGE
A metal or plastic identification plate shall be
permanently mounted to the exterior of the
building at a minimum height of eight (8) feet
above grade directly in line with the exhaust
vent terminal for the horizontally vented gas
fueled heating appliance or equipment. The
sign shall read, in print size no less than 1/2" in
size, "GAS VENT DIRECTLY BELOW. KEEP
CLEAR OF ALL OBSTRUCTIONS".
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INSPECTION
The state or local gas inspector of the side
wall horizontally vented gas fueled equipment
shall not approve the installation unless, upon
inspection, the inspector observes carbon
monoxide detectors and signage installed in
accordance with the provisions of 248 CMR
5.08(2)(a) 1 through 4.
EXEMPTIONS: The following equipment is exempt from 248 CMR 5.08(2)(a) 1 through 4:
• The equipment listed in Chapter 10 entitled
"Equipment Not Required To Be Vented"
in the most current edition of NFPA 54 as
adopted by the Board; and
• Product Approved side wall horizontally
vented gas fueled equipment installed in a
room or structure separate from the dwelling, building or structure used in whole or
in part for residential purposes.
MANUFACTURER REQUIREMENTS
Gas Equipment Venting System Provided
When the manufacturer of Product Approved
side wall horizontally vented gas equipment
provides a venting system design or venting
system components with the equipment, the
instructions provided by the manufacturer for
installation of the equipment and the venting
system shall include:
• Detailed instructions for the installation of
the venting system design or the venting
system components; and
• A complete parts list for the venting system
design or venting system.
Gas Equipment Venting System Not
Provided
When the manufacturer of a Product Approved side wall horizontally vented gas fueled equipment does not provide the parts for
venting the flue gases, but identifies "special
venting systems", the following requirements
shall be satisfied by the manufacturer:
• The referenced "special venting system" instructions shall be included with the appliance
or equipment installation instructions; and
• The "special venting systems" shall be Product Approved by the Board, and the instructions for that system shall include a parts list
and detailed installation instructions.
A copy of all installation instructions for all
Product Approved side wall horizontally
vented gas fueled equipment, all venting instructions, all parts lists for venting instructions, and/or all venting design instructions
shall remain with the appliance or equipment
at the completion of the installation.
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VENTING INSTALLATION
NOTICE: Read these instructions completely before attempting installation.
These models are tested and approved for
use with FMI PRODUCTS, LLC (direct-vent)
pipe components and terminations.
The venting system must terminate on the
outside of the structure and can not be attached to a chimney or flue system serving a
separate solid fuel or gas burning appliance.
A direct-vent appliance must have its own
venting system. DO NOT common vent this
appliance.
These models are approved to be vented
either horizontally through an outside wall or
vertically through a roof or chase enclosure
using the following:
• When venting system terminates horizontally on an outside wall, you may install
a standoff if the termination cap is to be
installed directly on a combustible finish
such as vinyl, wood, stucco, etc.
• Never run the vent downward as this may
cause excessive temperatures which could
cause a fire.
• Vent pipe air space clearances to combustibles are 1" on all sides except on the
horizontal sections, which requires 2" clearance from the top of the pipe. Where the
termination cap penetrates a combustible
wall, 1" air space clearance is required.
• Have fireplace and selected vent components on hand to help determine the exact
measurements when elbowing or offsetting.
Always use wall firestops when penetrating
walls and firestops when penetrating ceilings or attic spaces.
• If using a venting configuration of only
horizontal venting with no vertical run, a
1/4" rise for every 12" of run toward the
termination is required.
WARNING: Read all instructions completely and thoroughly
before attempting installation.
Failure to do so could result in
serious injury, property damage
or loss of life.
IMPORTANT: Do not seal vent cap to pipe.
Cap must be removable for servicing.
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NOTICE: Failure to follow these instructions will void the warranty.
NOTICE: Do not seal termination
cap to vent pipe. Cap must be
removable for vent inspection
and maintenance.
INSTALLATION PRECAUTIONS
• Wear gloves and safety glasses for protection
• Use extreme caution when using ladders or
when on roof tops
• Be aware of electrical wiring locations in walls
and ceilings
The following actions will void the warranty on your
venting system:
• Installation of any damaged venting component
• Unauthorized modification of the venting system (Do not cut or alter vent components)
• Installation of any component part not manufactured or approved by FMI PRODUCTS, LLC
• Installation other than as instructed by these
instructions
WARNING: This gas fireplace
and vent assembly must be
vented directly to the outside.
The venting system must NEVER
be attached to a chimney serving a separate solid fuel burning
appliance. Each direct-vent gas
appliance must use a separate
vent system. Do not use common vent systems.
WARNING: Vent pipe air
space clearances to combustibles are 1" on all sides except
on the horizontal sections,
which require 2" clearances
from the top of the pipe. Where
the termination cap penetrates
a combustible wall, 1" air space
clearance is required.
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VENTING INSTALLATION
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INSTALLATION PLANNING
There are two basic types of direct-vent
installation:
• Horizontal Termination
• Vertical Termination
Horizontal Termination Installation
IMPORTANT: Horizontal square terminations
require only inner portion of wall firestop. Horizontal installations using round termination
require exterior portion of wall firestop (see
Figure 20, page 15).
1. Set fireplace in its desired location and
determine route your horizontal venting
will take. Do not secure fireplace until all
venting has been installed. Some installations require sliding fireplace in and out
of position to make final venting connections. Figures 18 through 25 on pages 14
through 17 show different configurations
for venting with horizontal termination that
will help you decide which application best
suits your installation. Check to see if wall
studs or roof rafters are in the path of your
desired venting route. If they are, you may
want to adjust location of fireplace.
2. Direct vent pipe sections and components
are designed with special twist-lock connections.
Twist-Lock Procedure: Female ends of
pipes have locking lugs (indentations).
These lugs will slide straight into matching slots on male ends of adjacent pipes.
Push pipe sections together and twist
one section clockwise approximately onequarter turn until sections are fully locked
(see Figure 11).
Note: Horizontal runs of vent must be supported every three feet. Use wall straps
for this purpose.
3. Any straight pipe section, a 45° or 90°
elbow can be used when first connecting
the venting system to fireplace. Elbows
are designed to twist-lock into any of four
90° positions to direct the venting system
to the desired location. IMPORTANT: Do
not attempt to alter the configuration of
elbow by cutting, twisting, bending, etc.
4. Assemble desired combination of pipe
and elbows to fireplace flue collar. If there
are long portions of venting run, preassembled pipe sections may be installed
as subassemblies for convenience.
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5. Carefully determine location where vent
pipe assembly will penetrate outside wall.
Center of hole should line up with center
line of horizontal vent pipe. Mark wall for a
11 1/2" x 11 1/2" square hole. Cut and frame
square hole in exterior wall where vent will
be terminated. If wall being penetrated is
constructed of noncombustible material,
such as masonry block or concrete, a
8 1/2" hole with zero clearance is acceptable (see Figure 12).
Female
Locking Lugs
Male
Slots
Figure 11 - Vent Pipe Connections
Vent Opening
Combustible Wall
11 1/2"
(29.2 cm)
11 1/2" Inside Framing
(29.2 cm)
11 1/2"
(29.2 cm)
Vent Opening
Noncombustible Wall
(Framing
Detail)
8 1/2"
(21.6 cm)
Center
of Hole
Figure 12 - Vent Opening Requirements
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Continued
WARNING: Do not recess
vent termination into any wall.
This will cause a fire hazard.
6. Noncombustible Exterior Wall: Position
horizontal vent cap in center of 8 1/2" round
hole and attach to exterior wall with four
wood screws provided. Before attaching
vent cap to exterior wall, run a bead of
non-hardening mastic (pliable sealant)
around outside edges to make a seal
between it and outside wall.
Note: Four wood screws provided should
be replaced with appropriate fasteners for
stucco, brick, concrete or other types of
sidings (see Figure 13).
Combustible Exterior Wall: For vinyl
siding, stucco or wood exteriors, a siding
standoff may be installed between vent
cap and exterior wall. Siding standoff
prevents excessive heat from damaging
siding materials. Siding material must be
cut to accommodate standoff. Bolt vent
cap to standoff. Apply non-hardening
mastic around outside edge of standoff.
Position standoff/cap assembly in center
of the 11 1/2" square hole and attach to
exterior wall with wood screws provided
(see Figure 14). Siding standoff must sit
flush against exterior fascia material.
7. Connecting Vent Cap with Horizontal
Vent Pipe: Fit outer and inner wall firestop
into wall before connecting horizontal run
to vent cap (see Figure 15).
Carefully move fireplace, with vent assembly attached, toward wall and insert vent
pipe into horizontal termination. The pipe
overlap should be a minimum of 1 1/4".
Slide wall firestop against interior wall surface and attach with screws provided (see
Figure 16, page 14). See Figure 17, page
14, for horizontal termination details.
Place fireplace into position and shim with
noncombustible material, if needed. Nail
or screw side flanges to framing to secure
unit in place. IMPORTANT: Make sure fireplace is level before securing. If fireplace
is not level it will not work properly.
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Apply Mastic to
All Four Sides
Vent Cap
Wood Screw
Figure 13 - Installing Horizontal Vent Cap
(Noncombustible Exterior)
Cut Siding Away
to Fit Standoff
Standoff
Vent
Cap
Inner Wall
Firestop
Apply Mastic to
All Four Sides
Screws
Figure 14 - Installing Siding Standoff
(Combustible Exterior Wall)
Inner Wall
Firestop
Outer Wall
Firestop
Figure 15 - Installing Outer Wall Firestop
(Combustible Exterior Wall)
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NOTICE: Do not seal termination
cap to vent pipe. Cap must be
removable for vent inspection
and maintenance.
Vent
Cap
Inner Wall
Firestop
Pipe
Section
Figure 16 - Installing Inner Wall Firestop
Minimum Pipe
Overlap 11/4"
Direct-Vent
Pipe
Siding Standoff
Screws
Wall
Firestop
Maintain 1"
Minimum Air
Space Around
Outer Pipe When
Penetrating a Wall
Horizontal Termination Configurations
Figures 18 through 25 show different configurations and alternatives for venting with
horizontal termination. Each figure includes
a chart with critical minimum and maximum
dimensions which MUST be met.
IMPORTANT: If using a venting configuration
of only horizontal venting with no vertical run,
a 1/4" rise for every 12" of run toward the
termination is required.
GROUND FLOOR INSTALLATION REAR VENT
Recommended Applications for Rear Vent
Model (V)(CD)(CDC)36R:
• Installation using cabinet surrounds
• Through wall using round or square
termination (up to a maximum of 18" of
horizontal pipe)
• Corner installation (Using one 45° elbow
and a maximum of 18" of horizontal pipe).
Straight/Adjustable
Pipe 18" Max.
Horizontal
Square
Termination
High Wind
Termination
Apply
Mastic to
Outside
11 1/2" x 11 1/2"
Edge of
Framed Opening
Standoff
Exterior Wall with Vinyl Siding
Figure 17 - Typical Horizontal
Termination Cap Mounting with
Additional Siding Standoff Installed
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WARNING: Never run vent
downward as this may cause
excessive temperatures which
could cause a fire. Operation of
improperly installed and maintained venting system could
result in serious injury, property
damage or loss of life.
H
O
T
Wall
Firestop
Square Termination
Vertical (V) Horizontal (H)
25 1/2" Min.
22" Max
Figure 18 - Horizontal Termination
Configureation for Flush Installation
(Model (V)(CD)(CDC)36R)
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Horizontal Square
Termination
Straight/Adjustable
Pipe 18" Max.
Horizontal Square
Termination
45°
Elbow
Straight/Adjustable
Pipe 24" Max.
90°
Elbow
V
Wall
Firestop
H
Wall
Firestop
Corner Installation
Vertical (V) Horizontal (H)
25 1/2" Min.
24" Max
Figure 19 - Horizontal Termination
Configuration for Corner Installation
(Model (V)(CD)(CDC)36R)
90°
Elbow
Wall
Firestop
Exterior
Portion of Wall
Firestop (Round
Termination Only)
Corner Installation
Vertical (V) Horizontal (H)
45 1/2" Min.
32 1/2" Max
Figure 21 - Horizontal Termination
Configuration For Corner Installation Using
One 90° Elbow (Model (V)(C)(CDC)D36T)
Not to Exceed
(H) Limits
Square
Termination
H
O
T
Wall
Firestop
90° Elbow
As
Required
for (V),
See Chart
for Pipe
Section
Required
Horizontal
Round
Termination
Figure 20 - Horizontal Termination
Configuration Round Termination
(Model (V)(CD)(CDC)36T)
GROUND FLOOR INSTALLATION
Recommended Applications for Rear Vent
Model (V)(CD)(CDC)36T:
• Installation using cabinet surrounds
• Through wall using round or square termination (up to 24" horizontal pipe)
• Corner installation (Using one 90° elbow
and a maximum of 24" of horizontal pipe)
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Required
Vertical (V)
45 1/2"
57 1/4" Min.
69 1/4" Min.
81 1/2" Min.
94" Min.
106" Min.
159" Min.
Vertical (V)
Vertical Pipe
None
1 ft.
2 ft.
3 ft.
4 ft.
5 ft.
9 ft.
Allowable
Horizontal (H)
26" Max.
30" Max.
74" Max.
98" Max.
122" Max.
146" Max.
20' Max.
Figure 22 - Horizontal Termination
Configuration with Vertical Rise and One
90° Elbow (Model (V)(CD)(CDC)36T)
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SNORKEL TERMINATION INSTALLATION
Recommended Applications Models (V)(CD)
(CDC)36R and (V)(CD)(CDC)36T:
• Installations requiring vertical rise on building exterior.
• Installation using snorkel termination to
achieve 1 ft. above grade.
Snorkel terminations are available for installations requiring a vertical rise on the exterior of
the building. If installing snorkel below grade
you must provide proper drainage to prevent
water from entering snorkel (see Figure 23).
Do not back fill around snorkel termination.
Snorkel
Termination
Snorkel
Termination
Wall
Firestop
Snorkel
Termination
90° Elbow
12" Min.
12" Min.
12"
Min.
Adequate
Drainage
Figure 23 - Snorkel Termination Configuration For Below Ground Installation
HORIZONTAL VENT INSTALLATIONS
USING MULTIPLE 90° ELBOWS (V)(CD)
(CDC)36T TOP VENT
The following configurations show the minimum vertical rise requirements for a horizontal
system using two 90° elbows.
90°
Elbow
90°
Elbow
Venting with Two 90° Elbows
Horizontal (H)+
Vertical (V)
Horizontal (H2)
7' Min.
8' Min.
9' Min.
10' Min.
11' Min.
13' Min.
10' Max
12' Max
14' Max
16' Max
18' Max
20' Max
Figure 24 - Horizontal Termination Configuration For Venting Using Two 90° Elbows
(Model (V)(CD)(CDC)36T)
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Continued
Venting with Two 90° Elbows
Horizontal (H)+
Vertical (V) Horizontal (H) Horizontal (H2)
5' Min.
6' Min.
7' Min.
8' Min.
12' Min.
20' Min.
2' Max.
3' Max.
4' Max.
5' Max.
8' Max.
8' Max.
6' Max
8' Max
10' Max
12' Max
20' Max
20' Max
90°
Elbow
90°
Elbow
H
O
T
90°
Elbow
Figure 25 - Horizontal Termination Configuration for Venting Using Three 90° Elbows
(Model (V)(CD)(CDC)36T)
INSTALLATION FOR VERTICAL
TERMINATION
Note: Vertical restrictor must be installed in
all vertical installations.
1. Determine the route your vertical venting
will take. If ceiling joists, roof rafters or
other framing will obstruct the venting
system, consider an offset (see Figure 26)
to avoid cutting load bearing members.
Note: Pay special attention to these installation instructions for required clearances
(air space) to combustibles when passing
through ceilings, walls, roofs, enclosures,
attic rafters, etc. Do not pack air spaces
with insulation. Also note maximum vertical rise of the venting system and any
maximum horizontal offset limitations.
(V)(CD)(CDC)36T Series Only: When
installing the OSR58-30 offset, it must be
turned 20° off center line (see Figure 27,
page 18). This will give you the 1" clearance to horizontal framing members that
are a minimum of 12" above fireplace.
2. Set fireplace in desired location. Drop a
plumb line down from ceiling to position
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of fireplace exit flue. Mark center point
where vent will penetrate ceiling. Drill a
small locating hole at this point.
Drop a plumb line from inside of roof to
locating hole in ceiling. Mark center point
where vent will penetrate roof. Drill a small
locating hole at this point.
Roof Flashing
Horizontal
Frame Member
1.5"
(38 mm)
WS-58
Wall Strap
Wall
Strap
1" (25 mm)
OSR58-30
30° Offset
Return
45°
2-2x4
Elbows
Vertical
Header
12"
(305
mm)
Figure 26 - 45° and 30° Offset with Wall
Strap
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1.5"
1"
3" Offset
1" Clearance
1"
Offset
20°
3.5"
1.5" Clearance
CL
Figure 27 - OSR58-30 Offset and Return
for (V)(CD)(CDC)36T Series Units
Flat Ceiling Installation
1. Cut a 11 1/2" square hole in ceiling using
locating hole as a center point. The opening should be framed to 11 1/2" x 11 1/2"
(292 mm x 292 mm) inside dimensions,
as shown in Figure 12 on page 11 using
framing lumber the same size as ceiling
joists. If area above ceiling is an insulated
ceiling or an attic, nail firestop from top
side. This prevents loose insulation from
falling into required clearance space. If
area above ceiling is a living space, install firestop below framed hole. Firestop
should be installed with no less than three
nails per side (see Figure 28).
2. Assemble desired lengths of pipe and
elbows necessary to reach from fireplace
flue up through firestop. Be sure all pipe
and elbow connections are fully twistlocked (see Figure 11, page 12).
3. Cut a hole in the roof using locating hole as
a center point. (Cover any exposed open
vent pipes before cutting hole in roof.) The
11 1/2" x 11 1/2" hole must be measured on
the horizontal; actual length may be larger
depending on pitch of roof. There must
be a 1" clearance from the vent pipe to
combustible materials. Frame opening as
shown in Figure 12, page 12.
4. Connect a section of pipe and extend up
through hole.
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Note: If an offset is needed to avoid obstructions, you must support vent pipe every 3
feet. Use wall straps for this purpose (see
Figure 26, page 17). Whenever possible,
use 45° elbows instead of 90° elbows. The
45° elbow offers less restriction to the flow
of flue gases and intake air.
5. Place flashing over pipe section(s) extending through roof. Secure base of
flashing to roof and framing with roofing
nails. Be sure roofing material overlaps
top edge of flashing as shown in Figure
26, page 17. There must be a 1" clearance
from vent pipe to combustible materials.
6. Continue to add pipe sections until height
of vent cap meets the minimum building
code requirements described in Figure 10
on page 9.
Note: You must increase vent height for
steep roof pitches. Nearby trees, adjoining
rooflines, steep pitched roofs and other
similar factors may cause poor draft or
down-drafting in high winds. Increasing
vent height may solve this problem.
7. Twist-lock vent cap onto last section of
vent pipe.
Note: If vent pipe passes through any occupied areas abovethe first floor, including
storage spaces and closets, you must enclose
pipe. You may frame and sheetrock enclosure
with standard construction material. Make
sure and meet minimum allowable clearances
to combustibles. Do not fill any required air
spaces with insulation.
If area above is an attic or insulated area,
install firestop above framed hole.
If area above is a living space, install
firestop below framed hole.
Figure 28 - Installing Firestop
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Continued
Vertical Termination Configurations for
Rear Vent
Figures 29 and 30 show two different configurations for vertical termination.
Note: Install a
VR-58 vertical
restrictor ring
into inner pipe
section prior to
attaching vent
termination cap.
VERTICAL VENT INSTALLATIONS USING
MULTIPLE 90° ELBOWS (V)(CD)(CDC)36R
REAR VENT
Note: Install a
VR-58 vertical
restrictor ring
into inner pipe
section prior to
attaching vent
termination cap.
90°
Elbow
90° Elbow
Venting with Two 90° Elbows
Vertical Horizontal Vertical (V1)+ Horizontal (H)+
(V1)
(H1)
Vertical (V2) Horizontal (H2)
90°
Elbow
Venting with One 90° Elbow
Vertical (V)
Horizontal (H)
8' Min.
40' Max.
2' Max
2' Max
Figure 29 - Vertical Venting
Configuration using One 90° Elbow
(Model (V)(CD)(CDC)36R with Vertical
Round High Wind Termination)
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8' Min.
8' Min.
8' Min.
8' Min.
8' Min.
8' Min.
2' Max.
2' Max.
2' Max.
2' Max.
2' Max.
2' Max.
12' Min.
14' Min.
16' Min.
18' Min.
20' Min.
40' Max.
8' Max
11' Max
14' Max
17' Max
20' Max
20' Max
Note: Vertical (V1) + Vertical (V2) = 40' Max.
Max. Horizontal Above 20' Vertical = 20'
Figure 30 - Vertical Venting
Configuration using Three 90° Elbows
(Model (V)(CD)(CDC)36R with Vertical
Round High Wind Termination)
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Venting with Two 90° Elbows
Vertical (V)
Horizontal (H)
Continued
8' Min.
9' Min.
10' Min.
12' Min.
14' Min.
40' Max.
Vertical Termination Configurations for
Top Vent
Figures 31 and 34 show four different configurations for vertical termination.
VERTICAL VENT INSTALLATIONS USING
MULTIPLE 90° ELBOWS (V)(CD)(CDC)36T
TOP VENT
Note: Install a
VR-58 vertical
restrictor ring
into inner pipe
section prior to
attaching vent
termination
cap.
90° Elbow
6' Max
8' Max
10' Max
14' Max
18' Max
20' Max
Note: Install a
VR-58 vertical
restrictor ring
into inner pipe
section prior to
attaching vent
termination cap.
Figure 32 - Vertical Venting
Configuration Using Two 90° Elbows
(Model (V)(CD)(CDC)36T with Vertical
Round High Wind Termination)
90° Elbow
Venting with Two 90°
Elbows
Vertical Horizontal
(V1)
(H)
8' Min.
9' Min.
10' Min.
12' Min.
14' Min.
Venting with Three 90° Elbows
Horizontal (H1) +
Vertical (V)
Horizontal (H2)
8' Min.
10' Min.
12' Min.
14' Min.
16' Min.
18' Min.
40' Max.
5' Max
8' Max
11' Max
14' Max
17' Max
20' Max
20' Max
Figure 31 - Vertical Venting
Configuration using Three 90° Elbows
(Model (V)(CD)(CDC)36T with Vertical
Round High Wind Termination)
20
90°
Elbow
9' Max
11' Max
13' Max
17' Max
20' Max
Note: Install a
VR-58 vertical
restrictor ring
into inner pipe
section prior to
attaching vent
termination cap.
Note: Vertical (V1) + Vertical (V2) = 40' Max.
Max. Horizontal Above 14' Vertical = 20'
Figure 33 - Vertical Venting
Configuration Using Two 90° Elbows
(Model (V)(CD)(CDC)36T with Vertical
Round High Wind Termination)
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Continued
Note: Install a
VR-58 vertical
restrictor ring
into inner pipe
section prior to
attaching vent
termination cap.
WS-5 8
Note: Install an
OSR58-30 30°
offset return
with WS-58 wall
strap supports
as necessary
to maintain 1"
Clearance to all
horizontal wood
frame members.
Vertical Venting
V = 40' Max.
Figure 34 - Vertical Venting
Configuration with No Horizontal Run
(Model (V)(CD)(CDC)36T with Vertical
Round High Wind Termination)
PARTS LIST FOR VENTING KITS
AND COMPONENTS
FMI PRODUCTS, LLC (5"/8") Pipe & Vent Kits
Number Description
P58-6
6" Section Double Wall Pipe,
Galvanized
P58-12 12" Section Double Wall Pipe,
Galvanized
P58-24 24" Section Double Wall Pipe,
Galvanized
P58-36 36" Section Double Wall Pipe,
Galvanized
P58-48 48" Section Double Wall Pipe,
Galvanized
PA58-712Adjustable 7"-12" Section Double
Wall Pipe, Galvanized
E58-45 45° Elbow, Galvanized
E58-90 90° Elbow, Galvanized
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Number Description
VKG-58 Ground Floor Vent Kit, Galvanized
(Includes: 45° Elbow, 7"-12" Adjustable Pipe, Wall Firestop, Horizontal
Square Termination, 16 Screws)
VKGR-58Ground Floor Vent Kit (Cottage
Rear Vent) (Includes: 7"-12"
Adjustable Pipe, Wall Firestop,
Horizontal Square Termination,
12 Screws)
VKB-58 Basement Vent Kit, (Includes: 45°
Elbow, 7"-12" Adjustable Pipe, Wall
Firestop, Horizontal Square Termination, 4' Pipe, 90° Elbow, 20 Screws)
VKS-58 Snorkel Vent Kit, (Includes:
45° Elbow, 7"-12" Adjustable
Pipe, Wall Firestop, 36" Snorkel
Termination, 4' Pipe, 1' Pipe, 90°
Elbow, 26 Screws)
VKRT-58 Roof Vent Kit (Cottage Top Vent)
(Includes: 7"-12" Adjustable Pipe,
Flue Restrictor, Vertical High
Wind Termination, 2' Pipe, 4'
Pipe, Firestop, Storm Collar, Roof
Flashing [0/6 - 6/12], 26 Screws)
VKC-58 Corner Vent Kit, Galvanized
(Includes 45° Elbow, 7"-12"
Adjustable Pipe, Wall Firestop,
Horizontal Square Termination, 6"
Pipe, 90° Elbow, 18 Screws)
HHTK-58 High Wind Round Horizontal Termination Kit (Includes Round Termination, Wall Firestop, 45° Elbow)
HHT-58 High Wind Round Horizontal
Termination Kit, Galvanized
HTS-58 Horizontal Square Termination,
Galvanized
HTKS-58 Horizontal Square Termination Kit
(Includes: Square Termination,
Wall Firestop, 45° Elbow)
VT-58
Vertical Round Termination, Galv.
ST-58-14 14" Snorkel Termination, Galv.
ST-58-36 36" Snorkel Termination, Galv.
SC-58
Storm Collar, Galvanized
WF-58 Wall Firestop, Galvanized
RF-58-6 Roof Flashing - 0 to 6/12 Pitch,
Galvanized
RF-58-12 Roof Flashing - 6/12 to 12/12
Pitch, Galvanized
VR-58
Vertical Restrictor, Galvanized
S-58
Vinyl Siding Standoff, Galvanized
WS-58 Wall Strap
CS-58
Cathedral Ceiling Support
FP-58
Firestop Plate
SF-58
Stucco Flashing - For use with
HTS-58
RF-58
Flat Roof Flashing
OSR58-3030° Offset Return
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FIREPLACE INSTALLATION
ELECTRICAL SUPPLY CONNECTION
CAUTION: Disconnect the
electrical power to the supply
circuit before attempting to connect or service this appliance.
WARNING: This appliance,
when installed must be electrically grounded in accordance
with local code or in the absence
of local code, with the current
National Electric Code, ANSI/
NFPA 70.
A pre-wired junction box receptacle with
strain relief is provided on the right side of the
cabinet for hard wiring the unit to a 15 Amp,
120VAC, 60Hz grounded branch circuit. If the
installation demands that the electrical supply
be connected from the left side, the entire
receptacle box can be relocated to the left
side by following these instructions:
Note: If you do not need to relocate the junction box, to connect the electric supply follow
steps 8 through 11 only:
1. Remove 2 screws and outer cover with
strain relief bushing on right side of cabinet (see Figure 35).
2. Remove inner retaining screw on junction
box mounting tab.
3. Slide junction box up until screw mounting
tab is lined up to notch in outer cabinet.
4. Swing the junction box out and slip retaining flange out through the slot in outer
cabinet.
J-Box Cover
with Strain
Relief
Romex
Cable
J-Box
Cover
J-Box Cover with
Strain Relief
J-Box with
Receptacle
Screw/Tab
Retainer
Figure 35 - Relocating Junction Box
Receptacle and Electrical Supply
Connection
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5. Remove two screws and outer cover on
the left side of the outer cabinet.
6. Reinsert junction box retaining flange
through slot now on the left side and swing
screw mounting tab back through notch
as before.
7. Slide the junction box down till mounting
tab holes line up and replace the inner
retaining screw.
8. With junction box cover removed, pull the
end of 3-wire Romex supply line through
universal strain relief bushing on cover
(see Figure 35).
9. Strip back the outer Romex to about 4"
and connect black, white and green wires
accordingly using 3 wire nut connectors.
10.Tuck tailing wires into junction box and
replace junction box cover using 2 remaining screws.
11.Tighten down strain adjustment on universal bushing until Romex sheathing is
secured.
The electrical connection is now complete.
INSTALLING OPTIONAL BLOWER
ACCESSORIES
NOTICE: If installing blower in
an existing fireplace with gas
connections, shut off gas supply
and disconnect fireplace from
gas supply. Contact a qualified
service person to do this.
WARNING: If there is a duplex
electrical outlet installed in the
right side of the bottom of the
fireplace base area, be sure that
the electrical power to the outlet
is turned off before proceeding
with blower installation. Failure
to do this may result in serious
injury.
Model BK Installation
Follow all instructions provided in the blower
accessory kit.
1. Attach power cord to blower motor by
firmly pushing two female terminals at end
of power cord onto two spade terminals on
blower motor (see Figure 36, page 23).
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2. Attach green ground wire from power
cord to blower housing using screw provided (see Figure 36). Tighten screws
securely.
3. Place blower against lower rear wall
of firebox outer wrapper with exhaust
port directed upward. The blower will
fit inside back opening and be held in
position against back wall by magnets
(see Figure 36).
4. Be certain that all wire terminals are
securely attached to terminals on blower
motor and that the screw retaining green
ground wire is tight.
5. Mount speed control box by placing plastic
control shaft through opening in switch
bracket (see Figure 37) or ignition module
bracket (see Figure 38).
6. While supporting speed control, secure
control shaft with lock nut by pushing and
turning lock nut with pliers clockwise until
it is tight against front panel. Place control
knob provided on shaft.
7. Turn on power to duplex outlet if previously turned off per the warning in column
2, page 22.
8. Plug in blower power cord.
a. If your firebox is installed as a freestanding unit with an accessory
mantel, determine whether the power
cord will exit left side or right side of
firebox. Route power cord through exit
hole and plug power cord into a wall
receptacle near firebox.
b. If your firebox installation is recessed
and/or pre-wired, plug power cord into
duplex outlet provided. Refer to your
firebox owner’s manual for instructions
on wiring duplex outlet.
CAUTION: Never touch blower wheel while in operation.
9. Check to make sure that power cord is
completely clear of blower wheel and that
there are no other foreign objects in blower
wheel. Turn blower on and check for operation. Turn blower off by turning knob fully
counterclockwise before continuing.
10. Peel off backing paper and stick supplied
wiring diagram decal on firebox bottom
approximately 12" in front of blower (see
Figure 39, page 24).
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Lower Firebox
Cavity
Side View
Blower Location
Magnetic
Strips
Spade
Terminals
Green
Ground
Wire
Screw
Exhaust Port
Figure 36 - Blower Model BK
Switch Speed Control
Control Shaft
Bracket
Blower
Plug-In
Locknut
Duplex Outlet
(Located underneath
firebox floor against
lower right outside wall)
Control
Knob
Figure 37 - Attaching Speed Control to
Firebox (Millivolt Models)
Duplex Outlet
Speed
Control
Control
Shaft
Ignition
Module
Bracket
Locknut
Control
Knob
Figure 38 - Attaching Speed Control to
Firebox (Electronic Models)
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V.A /11
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Fa Var
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Sw le
itch
On
ck
Bla
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Off
Bla
Bla
Wh ck
Gre ite
en
Bla
Wh ck
ite
Blo
Mo we
tor
r
Wiring Diagram Decal
6" in Front of Blower
Figure 39 - Location of Wiring Diagram
Decal (Model May Vary From Illustration)
Model BKT Installation
Note: When installing the BKT thermostaticallycontrolled blower, you must first secure the
wiring connections from the thermal switch to
the blower (if it has not already been factory
installed).
1. Attach green ground wire from power cord
to blower housing using screw provided
(see Figure 40) Tighten screws securely
with a Phillips screwdriver.
Power To Blower
Jumper
Cord
Motor Wire
Terminal
Magnetic
Strips
To Thermal
Switch
Air Flow
Direction
Phillips
Screw
Thermal Disc
Magnetic Bracket
Assembly
Route BKT Blower
Through this Area
Ring Terminal
on Green Wire
Air Flow
Direction
Blower
Location
Thermodisc
Side view Firebox Bottom
Magnets
2. Connect wire harness and power cord
terminals. Connect the jumper wire to
the blower motor terminal to the terminal
of the thermal switch. Connect one wire
of the thermal switch and one wire to the
other remaining blower motor terminal.
Note: The power cord outer insulation sleeve
may have to be stripped slightly to allow
enough wire length to reach and make all
connections. DO NOT trim excessive length
away. Just enable enough to make all connections securely.
3. Place the blower against the lower rear
wall of the firebox outer wrapper with
the exhaust port directed upward. Attach
Thermal disc magnetic bracket to the bottom of the firebox sub-floor. The thermodisc must be oriented near the fireplace
bottom as shown in Figure 40, in order to
sense temperature and properly operate.
The blower will be held in position against
the back wall by the magnets incorporated
onto the blower housing (see Figure 40).
4. Be certain that all wire terminals are
securely attached to terminals on blower
motor and that the screw retaining the
green ground wire is tight.
5. Mount speed control box by placing
plastic control shaft through opening in
switch bracket (see Figure 37, page 23)
or ignition module bracket (see Figure
38, page 23).
6. While supporting speed control, secure
control shaft with lock nut by pushing and
turning lock nut with pliers clockwise until
it is tight against mounting plate. Place
control knob provided on shaft (see Figure
37 or 38, page 23).
7. Check to make sure that power cord is
completely clear of blower wheel and
that there are no other foreign objects in
blower wheel. Also double check all wire
leads and make sure wire routing is not
pinched or in a precarious position. Correct accordingly.
8. Turn on power to duplex outlet if previously turned off per warning in column 2,
page 22.
9. Plug in blower power cord to duplex
outlet.
Figure 40 - Blower Model BKT
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1
2
Black
On
110/115
V.A.C.
Blue
Black
Blower
Motor
White
Green
Figure 41 - Blower Wiring Diagram for
Thermostat-Controlled Models
PILOT
BURNER
IGNITOR
PILOT
GAS
LINE
THERMOPILE
REPLACE FACTORY
WIRING WITH 105°C
EQUIVALENT OR
HIGHER RATING
EXTERNAL WIRING
USE ONLY CLASS 2
THERMOSTAT WIRE
18 GA. RED/WHITE
RED
PILOT SAFETY VALVE
WHITE
PI L OT
ON
FF
INCOMING
MAIN GAS
SUPPLY
O
EV1
EV2
Red Transformer
Black
Black
Black
Blue
Ground
Blue
Black
Off
Fan Switch
(N.O.)
Gas Valve
White
Variable
Fan Switch
Orange
Red
24 VAC
CAUTION: Label all wires
prior to disconnection when
servicing controls. Wiring errors
can cause improper and dangerous operation. Verify proper
operation after servicing.
Ignitor Lead
MODEL IS1070B
WIRING DIAGRAMS
Pilot
Burner
SYNETEK CONTROLS INC
10.The blower will only run when speed control knob is in the ON position and thermal
switch senses temperature after fireplace
begins to heat up. Blower speed can be
adjusted by rotating control knob. To turn
off, turn knob fully counterclockwise until
it clicks off. If blower is ON and has been
running with fireplace operating, blower
will continue to run for a short time after
fireplace has been turned off. As thermal
switch cools down, blower shuts down
automatically.
11. Peel off backing paper and stick supplied
wiring diagram decal on firebox bottom
approximately 12" in front of blower (see
Figure 39, page 24).
Green
120
VAC
Figure 43 - Electronic Ignition Wiring
Diagram
INSTALLING OPTIONAL WALL
MOUNT SWITCH - GWMS2
1. Connect one terminal of 25 ft. wire for
wall switch to TPTH terminal on valve.
Connect remaining wire terminal to TH
terminal on valve. Make sure wire terminals are in positions on unit as pictured
in Figure 44. If wires are not connected
as shown switch will not work.
2. Route 25 foot wire through openings
provided on sides of burner system to
a convenient location to mount your
switch.
3. Connect one bare wire end to each terminal of GWMS2 wall switch.
4. Install wall switch and cover in wall.
IMPORTANT: Do not use any other wire than
that provided with the GWMS2 wall switch kit.
Do not exceed 15 feet of distance from valve
connection. Using wire of higher gauge or
turns or exceeding the minimum distance will
increase resistance at control valve causing
unreliable performance of fireplace controls.
To Wall
Switch
Accessory
DO NOT
CONNECT
TO 120V
TH
TP
TH/TP
Figure 44 - Connecting Wall Switch to
Control Valve
WALL SWITCH
Figure 42 - Millivolt Ignition Wiring
Diagram
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INSTALLING OPTIONAL WIRELESS
HAND-HELD REMOTE CONTROL
MRC SERIES
Fireplace
Receptacle
Remote
Control
Receiver
NOTICE: Use only alkaline batteries (not included).
Installing Remote Receiver
1. Remove lower louver panel and top
louver trim panel (CD36 series), follow
instructions on page 29, or remove screen
door assembly (CDC36 series), follow
instructions on page 30. Locate switch
bracket on the right.
2. Remote receiver can be placed in the
hole on the switch bracket or place on the
floor underneath the firebox. See remote
instructions for further information.
3. Attach terminal wires to battery.
4. Connect wires from receiver to TH and
TPTH to control valve (see Figure 45).
Extension
Cord
Ignition
Module Plug
Figure 46 - Connecting WRC Remote
Control Electronic
Battery
Cover
12 Volt
Battery
Back of
Handset
To Optional
To Wall
Remote
Thermostat
Accessory
Figure 47 - Installing Battery Into
Handset WRC
Figure 45 - Control Valve Terminals
INSTALLING OPTIONAL WIRELESS
HAND-HELD REMOTE CONTROL
FOR ELECTRONIC IGNITION
Installing and Activating Remote Receiver
1. Open bottom louver and locate plug receptacle. Plug receptacle is located either
on right or left side of cabinet.
2. The WRC model receiver does not require
a battery. To install receiver plug short
extension cord into fireplace receptacle.
Plug receiver unit into extension cord.
Plug ignition module plug into receiver
unit (see Figure 46).
3. Activate remote handset battery by removing insulating tab on back of handset
(see Figure 47). Battery is included preinstalled.
4. Once battery is activated unit is ready to
use.
5. Replace bottom louver panel or screen
door assembly.
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HIGH ALTITUDE INSTALLATION
Your FMI PRODUCTS, LLC direct-vent fireplace
has been tested and approved in the USA for
elevations from 0-2000 feet (610 m) .
High altitude models as indicated by the letter
suffix (-HA) are equipped with specific gas
controls for installation above 4000 feet.
IMPORTANT: Fireplaces when factory
equipped for use at high altitude can not be
converted for use with propane/LP gas. When
installing a non-high altitude fireplace at an
elevation above 2000 feet (610 m) (in the
USA), you may need to decrease the input
rating by changing the existing burner orifice
to a smaller size. Reduce input 4% for each
1000 feet (305 m) above sea level. Check
with your local gas company for proper derate
procedure and orifice size.
Consult your local gas company to help determine the proper orifice for your location.
For assistance with any high altitude
installation call FMI PRODUCTS, LLC at
1-866-328-4537.
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CHECK GAS TYPE
Use proper gas type for the fireplace unit you
are installing. If your gas supply is not correct,
do not install fireplace. See retailer where you
purchased the fireplace for proper fireplace
according to your gas type or to purchase gas
conversion kit (see Accessories, page 45).
INSTALLING GAS PIPING TO
FIREPLACE LOCATION
WARNING: A qualified
service person must connect
fireplace to gas supply. Follow
all local codes.
CAUTION: For propane/LP
units, never connect fireplace
directly to the propane/LP supply.
This fireplace requires an external
regulator (not supplied). Install the
external regulator between the
fireplace and propane/LP supply.
Installation Items Needed
Before installing fireplace, make sure you
have the items listed below.
• external regulator (supplied by installer)
• piping (check local codes)
• sealant (resistant to propane/LP gas)
• equipment shutoff valve *
• test gauge connection *
• sediment trap
• tee joint
• pipe wrench
• approved flexible gas line with gas connector (if allowed by local codes)
* An equipment shutoff valve with 1/8" NPT
tap is an acceptable alternative to test gauge
connection. Purchase the equipment shutoff
valve from your retailer.
For propane/LP connection only, the installer must
supply an external regulator. The external regulator will reduce incoming gas pressure. You must
reduce incoming gas pressure to between 11" and
14" of water. If you do not reduce incoming gas
pressure, fireplace regulator damage could occur.
Install external regulator with the vent pointing
down as shown in Figure 48. Pointing vent down
protects it from freezing rain or sleet.
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CAUTION: Use only new,
black iron or steel pipe. Internally-tinned copper tubing may
be used in certain areas. Check
your local codes. Use pipe of
1/2" diameter or greater to allow
proper gas volume to fireplace.
If pipe is too small, undue loss
of volume will occur.
Installation must include an equipment shutoff
valve, union and plugged 1/8" NPT tap. Locate
NPT tap within reach for test gauge hook up.
NPT tap must be upstream from fireplace
(see Figure 51).
IMPORTANT: Install main gas valve (equipment shutoff valve) in an accessible location.
The main gas valve is for turning on or shutting
off the gas to the appliance.
Check your building codes for any special
requirements for locating equipment shutoff
valve to fireplaces.
Apply pipe joint sealant lightly to male NPT
threads. This will prevent excess sealant from
going into pipe. Excess sealant in pipe could
result in clogged fireplace valves.
WARNING: Use pipe joint
sealant that is resistant to liquid
petroleum (LP) gas.
Propane/LP
Supply Tank
External
Regulator
with Vent
Pointing
Down
Figure 48 - External Regulator with Vent
Pointing Down (Propane/LP Only)
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We recommend that you install a sediment
trap/drip leg in supply line as shown in Figure
49. Locate sediment trap/drip leg where it is
within reach for cleaning. Install in piping system between fuel supply and fireplace. Locate
sediment trap/drip leg where trapped matter
is not likely to freeze. A sediment trap traps
moisture and contaminants. This keeps them
from going into fireplace gas controls. If sediment trap/drip leg is not installed or is installed
wrong, fireplace may not run properly.
Equipment Shutoff Valve
with 1/8" NPT Tap*
Natural - From
Gas Meter (5.5"
W.C. to 10.5" W.C.
Pressure)
Propane/LP From
Approved
External Regulator
Flexible
(11" W.C. to 14"
Gas Line
W.C. Pressure)
To Gas Supply
(Natural)
Equipment
Shutoff Valve
To External
Regulator
(Propane/LP)
Flexible Gas Line
Do NOT Kink
Control Valve
Figure 50 - Connecting Flexible Gas Line
to Millivolt Valve
CHECKING GAS CONNECTIONS
WARNING: Test all gas piping
and connections, internal and
external to unit, for leaks after
installing or servicing. Correct
all leaks at once.
3" Minimum
CapPipe Tee
NippleJoint
Sediment Trap/Drip Leg
Figure 49 - Gas Connection
* The equipment shutoff valve may be supplied with the appliance or you can purchase
it from your retailer.
CONNECTING FIREPLACE TO GAS
SUPPLY
Installation Items Needed
• 5/16" hex socket wrench or nut-driver
• sealant (resistant to propane/LP gas, not
provided)
1. Open lower louver door panel by gently
pulling forward.
2. Route flexible gas line (provided by installer) from equipment shutoff valve to
fireplace. Route flexible gas supply line
through one of the access holes on side
of fireplace.
3. Attach flexible gas line from gas supply to
control valve (see Figure 50).
4. Check all gas connections for leaks. See
Checking Gas Connections.
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WARNING: Never use an
open flame to check for a leak.
Apply noncorrosive leak detection fluid to all joints. Bubbles
forming show a leak. Correct all
leaks at once.
PRESSURE TESTING GAS SUPPLY
PIPING SYSTEM
Test Pressures In Excess Of 1/2 PSIG
(3.5 kPa)
1. Disconnect fireplace and its individual equipment shutoff valve from gas supply piping
system. Pressures in excess of 1/2 psig (3.5
kPa) will damage fireplace gas regulator.
2. Cap off open end of gas pipe where equipment shutoff valve was connected.
3. Pressurize supply piping system by either
opening propane/LP supply tank valve for
propane/LP gas fireplace or opening main gas
valve located on or near gas meter for natural
gas fireplace or using compressed air.
4. Check all joints of gas supply piping system. Apply noncorrosive leak detection
fluid to all joints. Bubbles forming show a
leak. Retighten all fittings.
5. If leaks still exist, turn off gas supply and
call a qualified service person.
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6. Reconnect fireplace and equipment
shutoff valve to gas supply. Check reconnected fittings for leaks.
Test Pressures Equal To or Less Than
1/2 PSIG (3.5 kPa)
1. Close equipment shutoff valve (see Figure
51).
2. Pressurize supply piping system by either
opening propane/LP supply tank valve for
propane/LP gas fireplace or opening main gas
valve located on or near gas meter for natural
gas fireplace or using compressed air.
3. Check all joints from propane/LP supply tank
or gas meter to equipment shutoff valve (see
Figure 52 or Figure 53). Apply noncorrosive
leak detection fluid to all joints. Bubbles forming show a leak. Retighten all fittings
4. If leaks still exist, turn off gas supply and
call a qualified service person.
Equipment
Shutoff Valve
Open
Closed
Figure 51 - Equipment Shutoff Valve
Propane/LP
Supply Tank
Equipment Shutoff Valve
Gas Valve
Figure 52 - Checking Gas Joints for
Propane/LP Gas Fireplace
Equipment
Shutoff Valve
REMOVING/REPLACING GLASS
DOOR
CAUTION: Do not operate
this fireplace with a broken glass
door panel or without the glass
door panel securely in place. For
replacement part information see
Replacement Parts, page 44.
CAUTION: Wear gloves and
safety glasses while handling or
removing broken glass. Do not remove if glass is hot. Keep children
and pets away from glass.
WARNING: If fireplace has
been running, turn off and unplug fireplace. Let cool before removing glass door or louvers.
Gas
Meter
Gas Valve
Figure 53 - Checking Gas Joints for
Natural Gas Fireplace
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PRESSURE TESTING FIREPLACE GAS
CONNECTIONS
1. Open equipment shutoff valve (see Figure
51).
2. Open propane/LP supply tank valve for
propane/LP fireplace or main gas valve
located on or near gas meter for natural
gas fireplace.
3. Make sure control knob of fireplace is in
the OFF position.
4. Check all joints from equipment shutoff
valve to gas valve (see Figure 52 or Figure
53). Apply noncorrosive leak detection
fluid to all joints. Bubbles forming show a
leak. Retighten all fittings
5. If leaks still exist, turn off gas supply and
call a qualified service person.
6. Light fireplace (see Operation, page 32).
Check all other internal joints for leaks.
7. Turn off fireplace (see To Turn Off Gas to
Appliance, page 33 or 35 depending on
model).
Removing Lower Louver Access Panel
1. Grasp lower louver panel and pull up until
hanger brackets release from door pins
(see Figure 54, page 30).
2. Swing louver panel out until it clears fireplace opening.
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3. Pull entire panel out until bottom tabs are
free of slot openings in lower face frame.
Door Pin
pops the screen door out. Hold the screen door
assembly at the bottom and swing the door up
to disengage the shoulder screws on the upper
left and right side of the face frame.
Shoulder
Screw Brackets
(CDC36 Series)
Shoulder Screws
(CDC36 Series)
Lower Louver
Access Panel
Hanger Bracket
Figure 54 - Removing Lower Louver
Access Panel
Removing Top Louver Trim Panel
1. Grasp two hanger brackets at bottom and
pull up until hanger brackets release from
door pins (see Figure 55).
2. Swing out bracket ends until upper panel
tabs can be angled out of slot openings
in upper face frame.
3. Pull entire louver trim panel out of face
frame.
Panel Tabs
Top Louver
Trim Panel
Magnetic Door Latches
(CDC36 Series)
Figure 56 - Removing/Replacing Screen
Door Assembly (CDC36 Series)
Replacing Screen Door Assembly
(CDC36 Series)
Push magnetic door latch out to the open position. Hang the door screen on the shoulder
screws located on both sides of the upper
right front face. Swing door screen assembly
in towards the bottom face, Press in on the
bottom of door screen until magnetic door
latch is pushed in.
Installing Hood (CDC36 Series)
Remove the three sheet metal screws
mounted on the slot openings located in the
upper face frame. Slide hood into position
and secure with three screws previously
removed.
Hanger
Bracket
Door Pin
Figure 55 - Removing Top Louver Trim Panel
Removing Screen Door Assembly
(CDC36 Series)
Push screen door assembly in toward the bottom
left and right sides until the magnetic door latch
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Hood (CDC36 Series)
Figure 57 - Installing Hood (CDC36 Series)
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WARNING: If fireplace has
been running, turn off and let
cool before accessing or servicing the unit.
WARNING: Handle glass door
panel with care. Do not strike, slam,
or otherwise abuse glass. Do not
operate fireplace with glass door
removed, cracked, or broken.
Removing Glass Door
If replacement of glass is necessary, the
entire assembly, glass and frame, must be
replaced. If glass is broken, wear gloves and
tape remaining fragments onto frame.
1. Remove lower louver panel (see Removing Lower Louver Access Panel and
Figure 54, page 30).
2. Remove top louver trim panel (see Removing Top Louver Trim Panel and Figure
55, page 30).
3. Hold glass frame with one hand and with
other hand unlock two door latches found
on top of firebox to release tension on
door frame (see Figure 58).
4. Unhook locking clasp from tabs on door
frame. With both hands swing door panel
out while pivoting lower frame on lower
retaining bracket.
UNLOCK
LOCK
Glass
Door
Panel
5. Lift lower frame tabs out from positioning slots found on lower frame retaining
bracket (see Figure 58).
6. Remount new frame in reverse order by
placing positioning tabs on glass frame
into slots in retaining bracket then swinging door into sealed position and locking
two latches in place.
7. Replace top louver panel. Replace lower
louver panel.
INSTALLING LOGS, LAVA ROCK AND
GLOWING EMBERS
A 4 piece ceramic log set comes packed
inside unit firebox. Removal of glass door is
necessary to unpack and assemble logs and
add hearth treatments. Follow steps under
Removing/Replacing Glass Door, page 29 to
access logs and burner.
Assemble logs and add burner treatments
as follows:
1. Position base log onto burner log mounts
(see Figure 59). Note: Cut out on bottom should fit over mounts and base log
should be positioned against rear panel.
2. Position holes on bottom of rear log over
pins on base log Figure 59).
3. Position top left log and top right log onto rear
log and base log as shown in (see Figure 59).
Top
Right
Log
Top Left
Log
Rear
Log
Front
Log
Rear Log
Stand
Latch
Burner
Pan
Log Mounts
Door Frame Tab
Figure 58 - Removing/Replacing Glass Door
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WARNING: The glass door
must be securely in place before
running this fireplace. Do not run
this fireplace if glass is missing
or broken.
4. Open bag of ember materials.
5. Break apart about quarter sized pieces
and place a single layer along full length
of ember tray to hide bottom edge of base
log (see Figure 60).
6. Replace glass door and louver panels.
See Removing/Replacing Glass Door,
page 29.
Ember
Material
Ember
Tray
Figure 60 - Applying Ember Material
OPERATION
FOR YOUR SAFETY
READ BEFORE LIGHTING
WARNING: If you do not follow these instructions exactly,
a fire or explosion may result
causing property damage, personal injury or loss of life.
A. This appliance is equipped with an ignition device which automatically lights
the pilot. Do not light pilot by hand.
B. BEFORE LIGHTING smell all around
the appliance area for gas. Be sure to
smell next to the floor because some
gas is heavier than air and will settle
on the floor.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS
•Do not try to light any appliance.
MILLIVOLT MODELS
PI
TH
LO
TPTH TP
O FF
ON
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T
LO
PILO
T
STOP! Read the safety information above.
Open lower louver panel.
Turn off all electric power to fireplace.
Push in gas control knob slightly and turn
clockwise to OFF (see Figure 61).
5. Wait five (5) minutes to clear out any
gas. Then smell for gas, including near
the floor. If you smell gas, STOP! Follow
“B” in the safety information above. If you
don’t smell gas go to the next step.
6. Pilot is located by main burner and should
not require accessing for lighting.
7. Turn gas control knob counterclockwise
to PILOT.
Gas Control Variable
Piezo
Knob
Control Knob
Ignitor
HI
1.
2.
3.
4.
LIGHTING
INSTRUCTIONS
•Do not touch any electric switch; do
not use any phone in your building.
•Immediately call your gas supplier
from a neighbor's phone. Follow the
gas supplier's instructions.
C. Use only your hand to push in or turn
the gas control knob. Never use tools.
If the knob will not push in or turn
by hand, don't try to repair it, call a
qualified service technician. Force or
attempted repair may result in a fire or
explosion.
D. Do not use this appliance if any part
has been under water. Immediately
call a qualified service technician to
inspect the appliance and to replace
any part of the control system and
any gas control which has been under
water.
OUT
IN
Figure 61 - Control Valve
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MILLIVOLT MODELS
1. Remove glass door (see Removing/Replacing Glass Door, page 29).
2. Follow steps 1 through 8 under Lighting
Instructions, page 32.
3. Press gas control knob and light pilot with
match.
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NOTICE: You must light the pilot
before using the hand-held remote control unit. See Lighting
Instructions, page 32.
After lighting, let pilot flame burn for about
one minute. Turn control knob to ON position.
Adjust flame adjustment knob anywhere between HI and LO. Slide selector switch to the
REMOTE position (see Figure 62).
Note: Burner may light if hand-held remote
was on when selector switch was last turned
off. You can now turn burner on and off with
hand-held remote control unit.
IMPORTANT: Do not leave selector switch in
the REMOTE or ON position when pilot is not
lit. This will drain the battery.
Blower Control Knob
(Optional Accessory)
ON
HI
N
OT
O
OFF
Variable Control
Knob
O
MANUAL LIGHTING
PROCEDURE
Note: All remote control accessories must
be purchased separately (see Accessories,
page 45). Follow instructions included with
the remote control.
LO
1. Open lower louver panel.
2. Set wall switch to the OFF position or the
HRC selector switch (when equipped) to
prevent draining the battery.
3. Turn off all electric power to appliance if
service is to be performed.
4. Push in gas control knob slightly and turn
clockwise
to OFF.
5. Close lower louver panel.
6. Close equipment shutoff valve (see Figure
51, page 29).
OPTIONAL HAND-HELD
REMOTE OPERATION
ON
OFF
REMOTE
TO TURN OFF GAS
TO APPLIANCE
4. Keep gas control knob pressed in for
30 seconds after lighting pilot. After 30
seconds, release gas control knob. Follow steps 9 through 12 under Lighting
Instructions, column 1.
5. Replace glass door (see Removing/Replacing Glass Door, page 29).
FF PIL
8. Push in gas control knob all the way and
hold. Immediately light pilot by repeatedly
pressing the piezo spark ignitor until a
flame appears. Continue to hold for about
one (1) minute after pilot is lit. Release
gas control knob and it will pop back. Pilot
should remain lit. If it goes out, repeat
steps 5 through 8.
•If gas control knob does not pop up when
released, stop, turn off gas supply and
immediately call your service technician
or gas supplier.
•If pilot will not stay lit after several tries,
turn gas control knob to OFF and call
your service technician or gas supplier.
9. Turn on all electric power to fireplace.
10.Turn gas control knob counterclockwise
to ON.
11.This valve is equipped with a HI/LO feature. Set fireplace input as desired.
12.To leave pilot lit and shut off burners only,
turn gas control knob clockwise
to
the PILOT position. Set wall switch or HRC
selector switch to the OFF position.
13.Close lower louver panel.
Gas Control Knob
Selector Switch in
in ON Position
Remote Position
Figure 62 - Setting the Selector Switch,
Gas Control Knob and Variable Control
Knob for Remote Operation
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MILLIVOLT MODELS
Note for BKT Only: If you are using BKT
OPERATING OPTIONAL
blower with optional thermostat (wall mounted
BLOWER ACCESSORY
Locate blower controls by opening lower
louver panel on fireplace. Blower controls are
located on right side of switch bracket to left
just inside louver panel.
The BK manual blower and BKT thermostatically-controlled blower have an ON setting
and an OFF setting. The blower will only run
when the switch is in the ON position. In the
OFF position, blower will not operate.
or remote control) for the fireplace, your fireplace and blower will not turn on and off at the
same time. The fireplace may run for several
minutes before blower turns on. After fireplace
modulates to the pilot position, the blower will
continue to run. The blower will shut off after
firebox temperature decreases.
The blower helps distribute heated air from
the fireplace. Periodically check louvers of
firebox and remove any dust, dirt or other
obstructions that will hinder the flow of air.
ELECTRONIC IGNITION MODELS
Equipment
LIGHTING
Shutoff Valve
INSTRUCTIONS
1. STOP! Read the safety information on
page 32.
2. Turn off all electrical power to fireplace.
3. Turn wall switch to the OFF position.
4. Open lower louver panel.
5. Turn equipment shutoff valve clockwise
to the OFF position (see Figure
63). Do not force.
6. Wait five (5) minutes to clear out any gas.
Then smell for gas, including near the
floor. If you smell gas, STOP! Follow “B”
in the safety information on page 32. If
you don’t smell gas go to the next step.
7. Turn equipment shutoff valve counterclockwise
to the ON position. Do
not force.
8. Close lower louver panel.
9. Turn on all electric power to fireplace.
10.Turn wall switch to the ON position.
11.Visually locate the pilot. The ignitor should
begin to spark and the main burner should
ignite once flame appears at pilot.
•When lighting appliance for the first time
each season, it may take several attempts before the supply gas can reach
the pilot and main burner.
•If the appliance will not stay lit after
several attempts, follow the instructions
To Turn Off Gas To Appliance, page 35,
and call your service technician or gas
supplier.
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Adjustment
Screw
Figure 63 - Turning Equipment Shutoff
Valve to the OFF Position
Figure 64 - Pilot
NOTICE: During initial operation
of a new fireplace, the burning of
residues from the manufacturing
process of the firebox and logs
will produce a paper-burning
smell and orange flames. Open
a window for the first few hours
of operation to adequately vent
this smell.
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OPERATION Continued
ELECTRONIC IGNITION MODELS
TO TURN OFF GAS
OPERATING OPTIONAL
TO APPLIANCE
BLOWER ACCESSORY
1. Turn off wall switch.
2. Turn off all electric power to appliance if
service is to be performed.
3. Open lower louver panel.
4. Turn equipment shutoff valve clockwise
to OFF. Do not force.
5. Close lower louver panel.
OPTIONAL WIRELESS
REMOTE OPERATION
Note: The WRC receiver and hand-held
remote control kit must be purchased separately (see Accessories, page 45). Follow
installation instructions included with the
remote control.
1. Turn equipment shutoff valve to ON position. You can now turn burner on and off
with the-held remote unit.
IMPORTANT: Be sure to press the ON/
OFF buttons on hand-held remote control
unit for up to 3 seconds to assure proper
operation.
2. Press the ON/OFF button to turn burner
on and off.
IMPORTANT: Do not leave selector switch
in the REMOTE or ON position when the
pilot is not lit. This will drain the battery.
HI
O
OT
N
LO
ON
OFF
REMOTE
O
ON
FF PIL
OFF
Locate blower controls by opening lower
louver panel on fireplace. Blower controls are
located on the right side of switch bracket to
the left just inside louver panel.
The BK manual blower and BKT thermostatically-controlled blower have an ON setting
and an OFF setting. The blower will only run
when switch is in the ON position. In the OFF
position, blower will not operate.
Note for BKT Only: If you are using BKT
blower with optional thermostat (wall mounted
or remote control) for the fireplace, your fireplace and blower will not turn on and off at the
same time. The fireplace may run for several
minutes before blower turns on. After fireplace
modulates to the pilot position, the blower will
continue to run. The blower will shut off after
the firebox temperature decreases.
The blower helps distribute heated air from
the fireplace. Periodically check louvers of
firebox and remove any dust, dirt or other
obstructions that will hinder the flow of air.
Figure 65 - Setting the Selector Switch, Gas
Control Knob and Variable Control Knob for
Remote Operation
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INSPECTING BURNERS
Check pilot flame pattern and burner flame
patterns often.
PILOT ASSEMBLY
The pilot assembly is factory preset for the
proper flame height. Alterations may have
occurred during shipping and handling. Call
a qualified service person to readjust the pilot
if necessary.
The position and pattern of the pilot flames
in relation to the sensing devices should be
as shown in Figures 66 and 67 depending
on model.
If you pilot assembly does not meet these
requirements:
• turn fireplace off (see To Turn Off Gas to
Appliance, page 33 or 35 depending on
model)
• see Troubleshooting, page 38
BURNER FLAME PATTERN
Burner flames will be steady; not lifting or floating. Flame patterns will be different from unit
to unit and will vary depending on installation
type and weather conditions.
If the vent configuration is installed incorrectly,
the flames will lift or "ghost". This can be dangerous. Inspect the flames after installation to
ensure proper installation and performance.
Figure 68 shows a typical flame pattern.
If burner flame pattern differs from that described:
• turn fireplace off (see To Turn Off Gas to
Appliance, page 33 or 35 depending on
model)
• see Cleaning and Maintenance, page 37
Thermopile
3/8" to 1/2"
Pilot Burner
1/8"
Thermocouple
Piezo
Ignitor
Figure 68 - Typical Flame Pattern
Figure 66 - Pilot Assembly (Millivolt)
Pilot
Burner
Sensor
Rod
Piezo
Ignitor
Figure 67 - Pilot Assembly (Electronic)
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CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE
WARNING: Turn off fireplace
and let cool before cleaning.
CAUTION: You must keep
control areas, burners and
circulating air passageways of
fireplace clean. Inspect these
areas of fireplace before each
use. Have fireplace inspected
yearly by a qualified service
person. Fireplace may need
more frequent cleaning due to
excessive lint from carpeting,
bedding material, pet hair, etc.
GLASS DOOR
WARNING: Handle glass
door panel with care. Do not
strike, slam or otherwise abuse
glass. Do not operate fireplace
with the glass door unlatched,
removed, cracked or broken.
WARNING: Do not use abrasive cleaners as this may damage
glass. Use a nonabrasive household glass cleaner to clean glass.
Do not clean glass when hot.
Glass must be cleaned periodically. During
start-up it is normal for condensation to form
on the inside of the glass causing lint, dust and
other airborne particles to cling to the glass
surface. During initial start-up a slight film may
form on the glass due to paint curing. The
glass should be cleaned several times with a
non-ammonia, nonabrasive household cleaner and warm water after the first two weeks
of operation. Thereafter, clean the glass two
or three times during each heating season,
depending on the usage and circumstances
present. Refer to Removing/Replacing Glass
Door, page 29 of this manual when removing
glass door for cleaning.
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WARNING: Only parts supplied by the manufacturer should
be used when replacing broken
or damaged glass door panel
(see Replacement Parts, page
44). This glass door panel is
a complete unit. No substitute
materials may be used.
CAUTION: Wear gloves and
safety glasses while handling or
removing broken glass. Do not remove if glass is hot. Keep children
and pets away from glass.
If glass has been broken, carefully remove
glass door (see Removing/Replacing Glass
Door, page 29). Vacuum all glass pieces with
a shop vac.
CAUTION: Do not vacuum if
pieces are hot.
Use only the tempered glass door replacement intended for this fireplace (see Replacement Parts, page 44 for detail on ordering). No
substitutions may be made. See Removing/
Replacing Glass Door, page 29 for instructions for replacing glass door.
WARNING: Do not operate
fireplace with the glass door
unlatched, removed, cracked
or broken.
PILOT AND BURNERS
• Remove ember material before cleaning
burners and replace when cleaning is
complete.
• Burner and controls should be cleaned
with compressed air to remove dust, dirt
or lint.
• Use a vacuum cleaner or small, soft bristled
brush to remove excess dust, dirt or lint.
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CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE
Continued
LOGS
• If you remove logs for cleaning, refer to
Installing Logs, Lava Rock and Glowing
Embers, page 31, to properly replace logs.
• Use a vacuum cleaner to remove any
carbon buildup on logs.
• Replace log(s) if broken. See Replacement
Parts on page 44.
• Replace ember material periodically as
needed. See Replacement Parts on page 44.
VENTING SYSTEM
Conduct annual inspection of the venting
system following these guidelines:
1. Check areas of venting system that are
exposed to the weather for corrosion (rust
spots or streaks and, in extreme cases,
holes). Have these items replaced immediately by a qualified service person.
2. Remove vent cap and shine a flashlight
into vent. Remove any foreign material.
3. Check for evidence of excessive condensation. Continuous condensation can
cause corrosion of caps, pipes and fittings
and can be caused by having excessive
lateral runs, too many elbows or exterior
portions of the system being exposed to
cold weather.
4. Inspect joints to verify that no pipe section
or fitting has been disturbed and loosened. Check mechanical supports such
as wall straps for rigidity.
TROUBLESHOOTING
WARNING: Turn off fireplace and let cool before servicing. Only
a qualified service person should service and repair fireplace.
CAUTION: Never use a wire, needle or similar object to clean
pilot. This can damage pilot unit.
Note: All troubleshooting items are listed in order of operation.
The two most common causes of a malfunctioning gas appliance are:
1. Loose wiring connections
2. Construction debris clogging the pilot and/or gas control valve filter
MILLIVOLT IGNITION
OBSERVED PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSE
REMEDY
When ignitor button is pressed, 1.Ignitor electrode not con- 1.Reconnect ignitor cable
there is no spark at pilot
nected to ignitor cable
2.Ignitor cable pinched or 2.Free ignitor cable if pinched
wet
by any metal or tubing.
Keep ignitor cable dry
3.Piezo ignitor nut is loose
3.Tighten nut holding piezo
ignitor. Nut is located behind
the mounting bracket
4.Broken ignitor cable
4.Replace ignitor cable
5.Replace piezo ignitor
5.Bad piezo ignitor
6.Replace pilot assembly
6.Ignitor electrode broken
7.Ignitor electrode positioned 7.Tighten electrode. Replace
if necessary
wrong
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Continued
OBSERVED PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSE
When ignitor button is pressed, 1.Gas supply turned off or
there is spark at pilot but no
equipment shutoff valve
ignition
closed
2.Gas control knob not in
PILOT position
3. Gas control knob not pressed
in while in PILOT position
4.Air in gas lines when installed
REMEDY
1.Turn on gas supply or open
equipment shutoff valve
2.Turn gas control knob to
PILOT position
3.Press in gas control knob
while in PILOT position
4.Continue holding down control knob. Repeat igniting operation until air is removed
5. Depleted gas supply (pro- 5. Contact local propane/LP
pane/LP models only)
gas company
6.Pilot is clogged
6.Clean pilot (see Cleaning
and Maintenance, page 37)
or replace pilot assembly
7.Gas regulator setting is not 7.Replace gas regulator
correct
Pilot lights but flame goes 1.Gas control knob not fully 1.Press in gas control knob
out when control knob is
pressed in
fully
released
2.G a s c o n t r o l k n o b n o t 2.After pilot lights, keep gas
pressed in long enough
control knob pressed in 30
seconds
3.Equipment shutoff valve not 3.Fully open equipment shutfully open
off valve
4.Pilot flame not touching 4.A) Contact local natural or
thermocouple, which allows
propane/LP gas company
thermocouple to cool, caus- B) Clean pilot (see Cleaning
ing pilot flame to go out. This
and Maintenance, page 37)
problem could be caused by
or replace pilot assembly
one or both of the following:
A) Low gas pressure
B) Dirty or partially clogged
pilot
5.Thermocouple connection 5.Hand tighten until snug,
loose at control valve
then tighten 1/4 turn more
6.Thermocouple damaged
6.Replace pilot assembly
7.Control valve damaged
7.Replace control valve
Burner does not light after 1.Burner orifice clogged
pilot is lit
1.Clean burner (see Cleaning
and Maintenance, page 37)
or replace burner orifice
2.Inlet gas pressure is too 2.Contact local propane/LP or
low
natural gas company
3.Thermopile leads discon- 3.Reconnect leads to TP and
nected or improperly conTPTH terminals on control
nected
valve
4.Thermopile is defective
4.Replace thermopile
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Continued
OBSERVED PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSE
Delayed ignition burner
1.Manifold pressure is too 1.Contact local propane/LP or
low
natural gas company
2.Burner porting or orifice 2.Clean burner (see Cleaning
clogged
and Maintenance, page 37)
or replace burner orifice
REMEDY
Burner backfiring during com- 1.Burner orifice is clogged or 1.Clean burner (see Cleaning
bustion
damaged
and Maintenance, page 37)
or replace burner orifice
2.Damaged burner
2.Replace damaged burner
3.Gas regulator defective
3.Replace gas control
Slight smoke or odor during 1.Residues from manufac- 1.Problem will stop after a few
initial operation
turing processes and logs
hours of operation
curing
Fireplace produces a whistling 1.Turning gas control knob to 1.Turn gas control knob to LO
noise when burner is lit
HI position when burner is
position and let warm up for
cold
a minute
2.Air in gas line
2.Operate burner until air is
removed from line. Have
gas line checked by local
propane/LP or natural gas
company
3.Dirty or partially clogged 3.Clean burner (see Cleaning
burner orifice
and Maintenance, page 37)
or replace burner orifice
Glass soots
1.Flame impingement on 1.Adjust the log set so the
logs
flame does not excessively
impinge on it
2.Debris around burner air 2.Inspect the opening at the
mixer
base of the burner to see
that it is not packed with any
type of material
Fireplace produces a clicking/ 1.Metal expanding while 1.This is normal. If noise is
ticking noise just after burners
heating or contracting
excessive, contact qualified
are lit or shut off
while cooling
service person
Remote does not function
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1.Battery is not installed or 1.Replace 9-volt batteries
battery is power is low
in receiver and hand-held
remote control
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Continued
WARNING: If you smell gas
• Shut off gas supply.
• Do not try to light any appliance.
• Do not touch any electrical switch; do not use any phone in your
building.
• Immediately call your gas supplier from a neighbor’s phone. Follow the gas supplier’s instructions.
• If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the fire department.
OBSERVED PROBLEM POSSIBLE CAUSE
REMEDY
Fireplace produces unwant- 1.Gas leak. See Warning 1. Locate and correct all leaks (see
ed odors
statement above
Checking Gas Connections,
page 28)
Fireplace shuts off in use
1.High or gusting winds
2.Low line pressure
3.Pilot is partially clogged
4. Inner vent pipe leaking exhaust gases into system
1.Fireplace has been tested for up to
40 mph winds. However, extreme
conditions may occur. See Lighting Instructions, page 32
2.Check local propane/LP or natural gas company
3.Clean pilot (see Cleaning and
Maintenance, page 37)
4.Locate and correct all vent connections (see Installation Planning, page 12)
5.Tighten or replace glass door
(see Removing/Replacing Glass
Door, page 29)
6.Replace faulty components
5.Glass is too loose and
air tight gasket leaks in
corners after usage
6. Bad thermopile or thermocouple
7.Vent cap improperly in- 7.Check for proper installation or
stalled or blocked
remove debris or blockage.
Gas odor even when control 1.Gas leak. See Warning 1. Locate and correct all leaks (see
knob is in OFF position
statement above
Checking Gas Connections,
page 28)
Gas odor during combustion
1.Gas leak. See Warning 1. Locate and correct all leaks (see
statement above
Checking Gas Connections,
page 28)
Dark residue on logs or inside 1.Improper log placement
of fireplace
2.Air holes at burner inlet
blocked
3.B u r n e r f l a m e h o l e s
blocked
4. Improper venting or excessive blockage
5.Excessive amounts of
embers and pan material
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1. Properly locate logs (see Installing Logs, Lava Rock, and Glowing Embers, page 31)
2.Clean out air holes at burner inlets,
Periodically repeat as needed
3.Remove blockage or replace
burner
4.Have vent system inspected, including termination cap. Remove
any restrictions or blockage
5.Clear excess embers from
around rear main ports. Use a
minimum of one layer of smaller
ember pieces to achieve the best
glowing effect over visible areas
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TROUBLESHOOTING
ELECTRONIC IGNITION
OBSERVED PROBLEM POSSIBLE CAUSE
REMEDY
Ignitor will not spark or pilot 1.No gas supply, or shutoff 1.Check to see if you have gas
valve is OFF
supply and that equipment
will not light
shutoff valve is opened
2.Air in gas line
2.Repeat lighting procedure
several times to purge all air
out of lines. If after repeated
attempts appliance does not
light, call for qualified service
and repair
3.Construction debris clog- 3.Remove debris and dirt, and
ging pilot orifice
inspect and clean any other
possible obstructions
4.Low gas pressure
4.Contact your gas supplier to
check pressure
5.Kinked pilot line
5.Have a qualified technician
replace pilot line
6.Control valve is not opening 6.Replace control valve (Refer to
Replacement Parts, page 44)
7.No power to unit or the igni- 7.Check that main power is on
tion module
and that wire connections are
made correctly to the ignition
model (see Wiring Diagrams,
page 25). Check for 24 VAC
at the secondary side of the
transformer. If 24 VAC is
present, and the module does
not operate, have the module
replaced otherwise have the
transformer replaced
Pilot will not stay lit
1.Loose wiring on ignitor wire 1.Check wiring connection.
to ignition module and/or
Refer to wiring diagram (see
poor ground to ignition
Wiring Diagrams, page 25)
module
and/or check ground wire to
ignition module
2.Pilot flame too low to sense 2.Clean and adjust pilot burner
and check gas supply and
inlet pressure to unit Note:
Have a qualified technician
replace pilot assembly if
broken or corroded
Frequent outage of main 1.Pilot flame may be too low 1.Clean and adjust pilot flame
to sense flame causing ignifor maximum flame across
burner and pilot after complete ignition sequence.
tion module to shut down
sensor rod.
2.Improper venting, exces- 2.Have vent system inspected,
sive blockage, or high wind
including the termination cap.
conditions. Over drafting of
Remove any restriction or
straight (no offset) vertical
obstruction. Add restrictor
vent systems over 15 feet
plate model VR-58 in straight
in height
vertical systems over 15 feet
(if not previously installed)
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Continued
WARNING: If you smell gas
• Shut off gas supply.
• Do not try to light any appliance.
• Do not touch any electrical switch; do not use any phone in your
building.
• Immediately call your gas supplier from a neighbor’s phone. Follow the gas supplier’s instructions.
• If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the fire department.
OBSERVED PROBLEM POSSIBLE CAUSE
REMEDY
Fireplace produces a click- 1.Metal expanding while 1.This is normal with most fireplacing/ticking noise just after
heating or contracting
es. If noise is excessive, contact
burner is lit or shut off
while cooling
qualified service person
Slight smoke or odor during 1.Residues from manufac- 1.Problem will stop after a few
initial operation
turing processes and logs
hours of operation
curing
Gas odor even when control 1.Gas leak. See Warn- 1.Locate and correct all leaks
knob is in OFF position
ing statement at top of
(see Checking Gas Connecpage
tions, page 28)
2.Control valve defective
2.Replace gas control valve
Glass soots
1.Flame impingement on 1.Adjust the log set that the flame
logs and burner
does not excessively impinge
on log surfaces
2.Gas leak. See Warn- 2.Inspect the opening at the base
ing statement at top of
of the burner to see that it is
page
NOT packed with any type of
material
Dark residue on logs or 1.Improper log placement
inside of fireplace
2.Air holes at burner inlet
blocked
3.B u r n e r f l a m e h o l e s
blocked
4.Improper venting or excessive blockage
5.Excessive amounts of
embers and pan material
Remote does not function
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1.Properly locate logs (see Installing Logs, Lava Rock, and
Glowing Embers, page 31)
2.Clean out air holes at burner
inlets, Periodically repeat as
needed
3.Remove blockage or replace
burner
4.Have the vent system inspected, including the termination
cap. Remove any restrictions
or blockage
5.Clear excess embers from
around the rear main ports.
Use a minimum of one layer
of smaller ember pieces to
achieve the best glowing effect
over the visible areas
1.Battery is not installed or 1.Replace 12-volt battery in handbattery is power is low
held remote control
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SPECIFICATIONS
(V)CD36RN, (V)CD36TN, (V)CDC36N and
(V)CDC36TN
• Rating: 15,000/21,000 Btu/hr
• Gas Type: Natural Gas Only
• Ignition: Millivolt
• Manifold Pressure: below 2000 ft. elevation - 3.5" w.c. (0.87 kPa), above 2000 ft.
elevation - 3.8" (0.94 kPa)
• Orifice Size (Main Burner): #44 DMS
(0.086")
• Minimum Inlet Supply Pressure: 5.5" w.c.
(1.1 kPa)
• Firebox Dimensions* (HxWxD):
35 ¾"x 36 ¼" x 14 ¾" (90.8 x 92 x 37.5 cm)
(V)CD36RNE, (V)CD36TNE, and
(V)CDC36RNE, (V)CDC36TNE
• Rating: 21,000 Btu/hr
• Gas Type: Natural Gas Only
• Ignition: Electronic
• Manifold Pressure: below 2000 ft. elevation - 3.5" w.c. (0.87 kPa), above 2000 ft.
elevation - 3.8" (0.94 kPa)
• Orifice Size (Main Burner): #44 DMS
(0.086")
• Minimum Inlet Supply Pressure: 5.5" w.c.
(1.1 kPa)
• Firebox Dimensions* (HxWxD):
35 ¾"x 36 ¼" x 14 ¾" (90.8 x 92 x 37.5 cm)
(V)CD36RP, (V)CD36TP, (V)CDC36RP and
(V)CDC36TP
• Rating: 13,000/20,000 Btu/hr
• Gas Type: Propane/LP Gas Only
• Ignition: Millivolt
• Manifold Pressure: 10.0" w.c. (2.5 kPa)
• Orifice Size (Main Burner): #55 DMS
(0.052")
• Minimum Inlet Supply Pressure: 11.0" w.c.
(2.7 kPa)
• Firebox Dimensions* (HxWxD):
35 ¾"x 36 ¼" x 14 ¾" (90.8 x 92 x 37.5 cm)
(V)CD36RPE, (V)CD36TPE, (V)CDC36RPE
and (V)CDC36TPE
• Rating: 20,000 Btu/hr
• Gas Type: Propane/LP Gas Only
• Ignition: Electronic
• Manifold Pressure: 10.0" w.c. (2.5 kPa)
• Orifice Size (Main Burner): #55 DMS
(0.052")
• Minimum Inlet Supply Pressure: 11.0" w.c.
(2.7 kPa)
• Firebox Dimensions* (HxWxD):
35 ¾"x 36 ¼" x 14 ¾" (90.8 x 92 x 37.5 cm)
* Flanges and Standoffs Not Included in
Measurement
REPLACEMENT PARTS
Note: Use only original replacement parts.
This will protect your warranty coverage for
parts replaced under warranty.
Contact authorized dealers of this product. If they
can’t supply original replacement part(s), call FMI
PRODUCTS, LLC at 1-866-328-4537.
When calling, have ready:
SERVICE HINTS
When Gas Pressure Is Too Low
• pilot will not stay lit
• burners will have delayed ignition
• fireplace will not produce specified heat
• propane/LP gas supply might be low (propane/LP units only)
You may feel your gas pressure is too low. If
so, contact your local gas supplier.
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• your name
• your address
• model and serial numbers of your fireplace
• how fireplace was malfunctioning
• purchase date
Usually, we will ask you to return the part to
the factory.
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
fireplace ready.
You can also visit our web site at
www.fmiproducts.com.
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ACCESSORIES
NOTE: All accessories may not
be available for all fireplace
models.
Purchase these accessories from your local
dealer. If they can not supply these accessories, either contact your nearest Parts
Central or call FMI PRODUCTS, LLC at
1-866-328-4537 for information. You can
also write to the address listed on the back
page of this manual.
MANUAL BLOWER KIT - BK
Manual variable control blower accessory
provides better heat distribution. Complete installation and operating instructions included
in this manual.
PROPANE/NATURAL GAS
CONVERSION KIT
Note: Not Intended For Use With HighAltitude Models (V)(CD)(CDC)36RN-HA or
(V)(CD)(CDC)36TN-HA
PCDM-36RT - Propane/LP Gas, Millivolt
Models
NCDM-36RT - Natural Gas - Millivolt Models
PCDE-36RT - Propane/LP Gas, Electronic
Models
NCDE-36RT - Natural Gas, Electronic Models
THERMOSTATICALLY CONTROLLED BLOWER KIT - BKT
Provides better heat distribution Blower turns
off and on automatically, as needed. Complete installation and operating instructions
included in this manual.
ON
OFF
ROLLED LOUVER TRIM KITS
LTC36B - Brushed Brass
LTC36P - Platinum
REMOTE CONTROL KIT - WRC
SERIES
Standard ON/OFF electronic remote control kit.
WALL MOUNTED ON/OFF SWITCH
GWMS2
RECEIVER AND HAND-HELD ON/
OFF REMOTE CONTROL KIT - MRC
Allows the fireplace to be turned on and off
conveniently.
Allows burner system to be turned on and off
with a wall switch.
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FIREPLACE ASSEMBLY FOR MODELS (V)CD36(RN)(RP), (V)CDC36(TN)(TP),
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Log Set
Burner Base Log
Rear Log
Right Top Log
Left Top Log
Burner Assembly Complete
(See pages 49 an 51)
Junction Box Duplex Plug
Heat Deflector
Fireplace Surround
Fireplace Surround
Fireplace Top
Fireplace Top
Fireplace Top Insulation
Fireplace Top Insulation
Louver Bottom Assembly
Louver Top Assembly
Glass Door Assembly
Face Assembly
Firebox Assembly Complete (NG)
Firebox Assembly Complete (NG)
Firebox Assembly Complete (LP)
Firebox Assembly Complete (LP)
Cover Junction Box
Gas Conduit Assembly
Gas Knock-Out Cover
Duplex Plug Receptacle
Bushing Universal Strain Relief
Bushing 0.5" Electric
Firebox Leg
Screen Door (CDC Models)
Door Latch Magnet (CDC Models)
Door Latch Screw (CDC Models)
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BURNER ASSEMBLY FOR MODELS V)CD36(RN)(RP), (V)CDC36(TN)(TP), (V)
CD36RN-HA AND (V)CD36TN-HA (V)CDC36RN-HA AND (V)CDC36TN-HA
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BURNER ASSEMBLY FOR MODELS V)CD36(RN)(RP), (V)CDC36(TN)(TP),
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Remote Ignitor Bracket
Door Retainer Bracket
Pilot Orifice #51
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Pilot Orifice #62
Pilot Assembly
Pilot Assembly
Pilot Assembly
Burner Orifice #44
Burner Orifice #55
Valve Bracket
Tube 3/8" Dia. x 11" Aluminum
Pilot Bracket
Fitting 3/8" MPT x 1/2” Flare
Fitting Brass Elbow 3/8" MPT x 3/8"
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Gas Control Valve Millivolt
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Air Shutter
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Ignitor Piezo
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Screw, #8 x 1/4" PPH
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BURNER ASSEMBLY FOR MODELS (V)CD36(RNE)(RPE), (V)CD36(TNE)
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BURNER ASSEMBLY FOR MODELS (V)CD36(RNE)(RPE), (V)CD36(TNE)
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Gas Valve Wire Harness (MV/PV)
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Ignition Module Bracket
Door Retainer Bracket
Ground Wire Harness
Ignition Module Synetek
Plug 24” Supply Connect
Pilot Orifice BL14LP
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Valve Bracket
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WARRANTY
KEEP THIS WARRANTY
Model (located on product or identification tag)______________________________
Serial No. (located on product or identification tag)___________________________
Date Purchased ___________________________
Keep receipt for warranty verification.
FMI PRODUCTS, LLC LIMITED WARRANTIES
New Products
Standard Warranty: FMI PRODUCTS, LLC warrants this new product and any parts thereof to be free from defects
in material and workmanship for a period of four (4) years from the date of first purchase from an authorized dealer
provided the product has been installed, maintained and operated in accordance with FMI PRODUCTS, LLC’s
warnings and instructions.
For products purchased for commercial, industrial or rental usage, this warranty is limited to 90 days from the date
of first purchase.
Factory Reconditioned Products
Limited Warranty: FMI PRODUCTS, LLC warrants factory reconditioned products and any parts thereof to be
free from defects in material and workmanship for 30 days from the date of first purchase from an authorized dealer
provided the product has been installed, maintained and operated in accordance with FMI PRODUCTS, LLC’s
warnings and instructions.
Terms Common to All Warranties
The following terms apply to all of the above warranties:
Always specify model number and serial number when contacting the manufacturer. To make a claim under this
warranty the bill of sale or other proof of purchase must be presented.
This warranty is extended only to the original retail purchaser when purchased from an authorized dealer, and only
when installed by a qualified installer in accordance with all local codes and instructions furnished with this product.
This warranty covers the cost of part(s) required to restore this product to proper operating condition and an allowance for labor when provided by a FMI PRODUCTS, LLC Authorized Service Center or a provider approved by
FMI PRODUCTS, LLC. Warranty parts must be obtained through authorized dealers of this product and/or FMI
PRODUCTS, LLC who will provide original factory replacement parts. Failure to use original factory replacement
parts voids this warranty.
Travel, handling, transportation, diagnostic, material, labor and incidental costs associated with warranty repairs, unless
expressly covered by this warranty, are not reimbursable under this warranty and are the responsibility of the owner.
All warranty will be voided if this product is used with a thermostat.
Excluded from this warranty are products or parts that fail or become damaged due to misuse, accidents, improper
installation, lack of proper maintenance, tampering, or alteration(s).
This is FMI PRODUCTS, LLC’s exclusive warranty, and to the full extent allowed by law; this express warranty
excludes any and all other warranties, express or implied, written or verbal and limits the duration of any and all
implied warranties, including warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose to four (4) years on
new products and 30 days on factory reconditioned products from the date of first purchase. FMI PRODUCTS, LLC
makes no other warranties regarding this product.
FMI PRODUCTS, LLC’s liability is limited to the purchase price of the product, and FMI PRODUCTS, LLC shall not
be liable for any other damages whatsoever under any circumstances including indirect, incidental, or consequential
damages.
Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts or the exclusion or limitation of incidental
or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
For information about this warranty contact:
2701 S. Harbor Blvd.
Santa Ana, CA 92704
1-866-328-4537
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