empire - Comfort By Design

EMPIRE
Comfort Systems
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
AND
OWNER’S MANUAL
The Direct Vent Zero Clearance Gas
Fireplace Heater
Direct vent
Gas Fireplace heater
Model series
DLCX36SP93(N,P)-1
GAS-FIRED
UL FILE NO. MH30033
Installer: Leave this manual with the appliance.
Consumer: Retain this manual for future reference.
WARNING: If the information in these instructions
are not followed exactly, a fire or explosion may
result causing property damage, personal injury
or loss of life.
WARNING
HOT GLASS WILL
CAUSE BURNS.
DO NOT TOUCH GLASS
UNTIL COOLED.
NEVER ALLOW CHILDREN
TO TOUCH GLASS.
— 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.
WARNING: If not installed, operated and maintained
in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions,
this product could expose you to substances in fuel
or from fuel combustion which can cause death or
serious illness.
This appliance may be installed in an aftermarket,
permanently located, manufactured home (USA only)
or mobile home, where not prohibited by state or 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.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Section
Page
Carton Contents.............................................................................................................................. 3
Hardware Package.......................................................................................................................... 3
Important Safety Information........................................................................................................... 4
Safety Information for Users of LP Gas........................................................................................... 5
Requirements for Massachusetts.................................................................................................... 6
Introduction...................................................................................................................................... 7
Specifications.................................................................................................................................. 8
Fireplace Dimensions...................................................................................................................... 9
Clearances.................................................................................................................................... 10
Locating Fireplace......................................................................................................................... 11
Planning Installation...................................................................................................................... 12
Gas Supply.................................................................................................................................... 13
Fireplace Installation Instructions.............................................................................................14-15
Installation..................................................................................................................................... 16
Vent Systems................................................................................................................................ 17
Venting Fireplace - Top.............................................................................................................18-20
DVVK-4FV Direct Vent Termination Kit.....................................................................................21-27
Examples - Top Vent Run.............................................................................................................. 28
Termination Clearances................................................................................................................. 29
Vent Clearances............................................................................................................................ 30
Vent System Identification............................................................................................................. 31
Framing and Finishing..............................................................................................................32-33
Horizontal Termination................................................................................................................... 34
DVVK-4F Flex Vent Instructions.................................................................................................... 35
Vertical Termination..................................................................................................................36-37
Operating Instructions/Flame Appearance.................................................................................... 38
RF Operating Instructions............................................................................................................. 39
RF Maintenance Instructions......................................................................................................... 40
RF Wiring Diagram........................................................................................................................ 41
RF Standing Pilot Lighting Instructions......................................................................................... 42
Maintenance and Service.............................................................................................................. 43
Parts List....................................................................................................................................... 44
Parts View..................................................................................................................................... 45
Accent Lamp................................................................................................................................. 46
Optional Decorative Glass Placement........................................................................................... 47
Surround Options.......................................................................................................................... 48
Accessories................................................................................................................................... 48
Master Parts Distributor List.......................................................................................................... 49
How To Order Repair Parts........................................................................................................... 49
Warranty........................................................................................................................................ 50
Appliance Service History............................................................................................................. 51
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CARTON CONTENTS
Fireplace Assembly
Installation Package
Installation Instructions
Serial Number Tag
Receptacle, 3-Prong
Warranty Card
Cover, Junction Box
Hardware Package (See Figure Below)
Romex Connector (1)
#10 x 1/2" Hex Head Screw (16)
Nailing Flange (8)
HARDWARE PACKAGE
ROMEX CONNECTOR
#10 X ½” HEX HEAD SCREW
NAILING FLANGE
Note: Hardware shown to scale where possible.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
Before enclosing the vent pipe assembly, operate the appliance to ensure it is venting properly.
DO NOT OPERATE THIS APPLIANCE WITHOUT ALL GLASS DOOR PANELS INSTALLED
•
If this appliance is installed directly on carpeting,
tile or other combustible material other than wood
flooring the appliance shall be installed on a metal
or wood panel extending the full width and depth
of the appliance.
•
Adequate accessibility clearances for servicing and
proper operation.
• This appliance must not share or be connected
to a flue serving a separate solid-fuel burning
appliance.
The base referred to above does not mean the
fireproof base as used on wood stoves. The
protection is for rugs that are extremely thick and
light colored tile.
•
Children and adults should be alerted to the hazards
of high surface temperatures and should stay away
to avoid burns or clothing ignition.
•
Young children should be carefully supervised when
they are in the same room as the appliance.
•
Clothing or other flammable material should not be
placed on or near the appliance.
•
Due to high temperatures the appliance should be
located out of traffic and away from furniture and
draperies.
•Do keep the appliance area clear and free from
combustible material, gasoline and other flammable
vapors and liquids.
•
The glass front or any part removed for servicing
the appliance must be replaced prior to operating
the appliance. Work should be done by a qualified
service person.
•Do examine venting system periodically and replace
damaged parts.
•
Keep burner and control compartment clean.
•
Vent cap is hot while fireplace is in operation.
•
Installation and repair should be done by a
qualified service person. The appliance
should be inspected before use and at least annually
by a qualified service person. More frequent
cleaning may be required due to excessive lint from
carpeting, bedding materials, etc. It is imperative
that control compartments, burners and circulating
air passageways of the appliance be kept clean.
•
Do not put anything around the fireplace that will
obstruct the flow of ventilation air.
•
Clearance in accordance with local installation codes
and the requirements of the gas supplier.
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• Keep the area around your appliance clear of
combustible materials, gasoline and other flammable
vapor and liquids.
• Under no circumstances should any solid fuels
(wood, coal, paper or cardboard etc.) be used in
this appliance.
•
The flow of combustion and ventilation air must not
be obstructed in any way.
•Do make a periodic visual check of pilot and burners.
Clean and replace damaged parts.
•
CAUTION: The glass used in your fireplace is
tempered glass. If the glass is cracked or damaged in
any way, it should be replaced only with a complete
glass frame assembly from Empire. See parts list on
page 44 and parts view on page 45 for ordering.
•
Do not use this fireplace if any part has been under
water. Immediately call a qualified service technician
to inspect the heater and to replace any part of the
control system and any gas control which has been
under water.
•
Any safety screen or guard removed for servicing
an appliance must be replaced prior to operating
the appliance.
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SAFETY INFORMATION FOR USERS OF LP GAS
Propane (LP-Gas) is a flammable gas which can cause fires
and explosions. In its natural state, propane is odorless and
colorless. You may not know all the following safety precautions which can protect both you and your family from an
accident. Read them carefully now, then review them point
by point with the members of your household. Someday
when there may not be a minute to lose, everyone’s safety
will depend on knowing exactly what to do. If, after reading the following information, you feel you still need more
information, please contact your gas supplier.
LP-GAS WARNING ODOR
If a gas leak happens, you should be able to smell the gas because of the odorant put in the LP-Gas.
That’s your signal to go into immediate action!
•
•
•
•
•
Do not operate electric switches, light matches, use your phone.
Do not do anything that could ignite the gas.
Get everyone out of the building, vehicle, trailer, or area. Do
that IMMEDIATELY.
Close all gas tank or cylinder supply valves.
LP-Gas is heavier than air and may settle in low areas such as
basements. When you have reason to suspect a gas leak, keep
out of basements and other low areas. Stay out until firefighters
declare them to be safe.
Use your neighbor’s phone and call a trained LP-Gas service
person and the fire department. Even though you may not
continue to smell gas, do not turn on the gas again. Do not
re-enter the building, vehicle, trailer, or area.
• Finally, let the service man and firefighters check for escaped
gas. Have them air out the area before you return. Properly
trained LP-Gas service people should repair the leak, then
check and relight the gas appliance for you.
no odor detected - odor fade
Some people cannot smell well. Some people cannot smell the
odor of the chemical put into the gas. You must find out if you
can smell the odorant in propane. Smoking can decrease your
ability to smell. Being around an odor for a time can affect your
sensitivity or ability to detect that odor. Sometimes other odors in
the area mask the gas odor. People may not smell the gas odor
or their minds are on something else. Thinking about smelling a
gas odor can make it easier to smell.
The odorant in LP-Gas is colorless, and it can fade under some
circumstances. For example, if there is an underground leak, the
movement of the gas through soil can filter the odorant. Odorants
in LP-Gas also are subject to oxidation. This fading can occur if
there is rust inside the storage tank or in iron gas pipes.
The odorant in escaped gas can adsorb or absorb onto or into walls,
masonry and other materials and fabrics in a room. That will take
some of the odorant out of the gas, reducing its odor intensity.
LP-Gas may stratify in a closed area, and the odor intensity could
vary at different levels. Since it is heavier than air, there may be
more odor at lower levels. Always be sensitive to the slightest gas
odor. If you detect any odor, treat it as a serious leak. Immediately
go into action as instructed earlier.
some points to remember
• Learn to recognize the odor of LP-Gas. Your local LP-Gas
Dealer can give you a “Scratch and Sniff” pamphlet. Use it to
find out what the propane odor smells like. If you suspect that
your LP-Gas has a weak or abnormal odor, call your LP-Gas
Dealer.
• If you are not qualified, do not light pilot lights, perform service,
or make adjustments to appliances on the LP-Gas system. If
you are qualified, consciously think about the odor of LP-Gas
prior to and while lighting pilot lights or performing service or
making adjustments.
• Sometimes a basement or a closed-up house has a musty
smell that can cover up the LP-Gas odor. Do not try to light
pilot lights, perform service, or make adjustments in an area
where the conditions are such that you may not detect the odor
if there has been a leak of LP-Gas.
• Odor fade, due to oxidation by rust or adsorption on walls of
new cylinders and tanks, is possible. Therefore, people should
be particularly alert and careful when new tanks or cylinders
are placed in service. Odor fade can occur in new tanks, or
reinstalled old tanks, if they are filled and allowed to set too
long before refilling. Cylinders and tanks which have been out
of service for a time may develop internal rust which will cause
odor fade. If such conditions are suspected to exist, a periodic
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sniff test of the gas is advisable. If you have any question
about the gas odor, call your LP-Gas dealer. A periodic
sniff test of the LP-Gas is a good safety measure under
any condition.
• If, at any time, you do not smell the LP-Gas odorant and you
think you should, assume you have a leak. Then take the same
immediate action recommended above for the occasion when
you do detect the odorized LP-Gas.
• If you experience a complete “gas out,” (the container is under
no vapor pressure), turn the tank valve off immediately. If the
container valve is left on, the container may draw in some air
through openings such as pilot light orifices. If this occurs, some
new internal rusting could occur. If the valve is left open, then
treat the container as a new tank. Always be sure your container is under vapor pressure by turning it off at the container
before it goes completely empty or having it refilled before it is
completely empty.
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REQUIREMENTS FOR 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:
1. 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 back-up 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
a. 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.
b. 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.
2. 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.
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3. 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 one-half (1/2) inch in size,
“GAS VENT DIRECTLY BELOW. KEEP CLEAR OF ALL
OBSTRUCTIONS”.
4. 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.
(b) EXEMPTIONS: The following equipment is exempt from
248 CMR 5.08(2)(a)1 through 4:
1. 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
2. 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.
(d) MANUFACTURER REQUIREMENTS - 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:
1. The referenced “special venting system”
instructions shall be included with the appliance or
equipment installation instructions; and
2. 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 instruction.
(e) 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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INTRODUCTION
Instructions to Installer
1. Installer must leave instruction manual with owner after
installation.
2. Installer must have owner fill out and mail warranty card supplied
with the fireplace.
3. Installer should show owner how to start and operate the
fireplace.
This direct vent gas fireplace heater is designed to operate with
all combustion air being siphoned from the outside of the building
and all exhaust gases expelled to the outside of the building. The
information contained in this manual pertains to all models and gas
control systems unless otherwise noted.
Warning: This unit is not for use with solid fuels.
Appliance Certification
This fireplace is design certified in accordance with American
National Standard/CSA Standard ANSI Z.21-88/CSA 2.33 and by
Underwriters Laboratories as a Direct Vent Gas Fireplace Heater
and shall be installed according to these instructions.
Consult your local building code agency, prior to installation, to ensure
compliance with local codes-including permits and inspections.
Warning: ANY CHANGE TO THIS FIREPLACE OR ITS
CONTROLS CAN BE DANGEROUS.
Improper installation or use of the fireplace can cause
serious injury or death from fire, burns, explosions,
or carbon monoxide poisoning.
Any alteration of the original design, installed other than as
shown in these instructions or use with a type of gas not
shown on the rating plate is the responsibility of the person
and company making the change.
Important
All correspondence should refer to complete Model Number, Serial
Number and type of gas.
High Altitude
When installing this unit at an elevation above 2000 feet (in the
United States) it may be necessary to decrease the input rating by
changing the existing burner orifice to a smaller size. Generally,
input should be reduced 4 percent for each 1000 feet above sea
level. However, if the heating value of the gas has been reduced,
this general rule may not apply. Check with local gas utility for proper
orifice size identification.
The fireplace, when installed, must be electrically grounded in
accordance with local codes or, in absence of local codes, with the
National Electric Code ANSI/NFPA 70 or Canadian Electric code,
CSA C22.1, if an external electrical source is utilized.
Canadian High Altitude
Altitude: 0-4500 feet (0-1370 m)
These models may be installed in a bedroom or bed-sitting room
in the U.S.A. and Canada.
Consult your local gas utility for assistance in determining the proper
orifice for location.
Qualified Installing Agency
Installation and replacement of gas piping, gas utilization equipment
or accessories and repair and servicing of equipment shall be
performed only by a qualified agency. The term “qualified agency”
means any individual, firm, corporation or company which either in
person or through a representative is engaged in and is responsible for
(a) the installation or replacement of gas piping or (b) the connection,
installation, repair or servicing of equipment, who is experienced in
such work, familiar with all precautions required and has complied
with all the requirements of the authority having jurisdiction.
State of Massachusetts: The installation must be made by
a licensed plumber or gas fitter in the Commonwealth of
Massachusetts.
The installation must conform with local codes or, in the absence of
local codes, with the National Fuel Gas Code ANSI Z223.1/NFPA
54* Natural Gas and Propane Installation Code, or CSA B149.1 in
Canada. *Available from the American National Standards Institute,
Inc. 11 West 42nd St., New York, N.Y. 10036.
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When installing this unit at an elevation above 4500 feet (in Canada),
check with local authorities.
Preparation
This direct vent gas fireplace and its components are tested and
safe when installed in accordance with this Installation Manual.
Report to your dealer any parts damaged in shipment, specifically
check glass condition. Do not install unit with damaged, incomplete,
or substitute parts. Read all instructions before starting installation
and follow these instructions carefully during installation to insure
maximum benefit and safety. Failure to follow them will void your
warranty and may present a fire hazard.
The warranty will be voided by, and the warranter disclaims any
responsibility for the following actions:
• Installation of any damaged fireplace or vent system
component.
• Modification of the fireplace or direct vent system.
• Installation other than as instructed by Empire Comfort Systems,
Inc.
• Improper positioning of the logs, glass door or decorative rock.
• Installation and/or use of any component part not manufactured
or approved by manufacturer.
Note:
For shipping purposes, the junction box is installed on
the inside of the outer fireplace wrap. It is secured with
a screw on the side of the fireplace. Once removed from
the side of the fireplace, wiring to the junction box and
receptacle can be performed. Re-install the junction box
assembly to the side of the fireplace so that the receptacle faces inward. See Page 12, Figure 7.
Caution: Wiring must be performed by a qualified electrician.
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SPECIFICATIONS
DLCX36SP93N Nat Models
Input Btu/hr Maximum
30,000
Btu/hr Minimum
17,500
KWH (Maximum)
8.8
(Minimum)
5.2
Orifice
2.75 mm (P305)
Air Shutter Opening
1/4"
DLCX36SP93P LP Models
Input Btu/hr Maximum
30,000
Btu/hr Minimum
20,000
KWH (Maximum)
8.8
(Minimum)
5.9
Orifice
1.65 mm (P250)
Air Shutter Opening
1/2"
DLCX36SP93(N,P) Nat and LP Models
Height without standoff
34 3/4" (883 mm)
Width, Face
39"
Depth
18"
Gas Inlet Shutoff Valve (pipe)
1/2" NPT
Note: Air shutter settings are factory minimum settings.
Some venting configurations may require minor air shutter
adjustments for optimum performance.
Venting
Options
DVVK-4TSP
(DVVK-4TS)
DVVK-4TP
(DVVK-4T)
DVVK-4VP
(DVVK-4V)
DVVK-4F
DVVK-4RE
DV822
DVVK-4FV
DVEK-10
DVEK-25
Description
Top Vent Kit (Horz.) - 5" to 7" wall thickness
Top Vent Kit (Horz.) - 8" to 11" wall thickness
Vertical Vent Kit
Horizontal Flex Vent Kit (4' Flex)
Horizontal Round Termination wall thickness 5" to 13 3/4"
Vinyl Siding Kit for DVVK-4RE
Vertical Flex Vent Kit (6' Flex / 4' Rigid = 10' Total)
10' Vent Extension Kit
25' Vent Extension Kit
Surround
Options
Description
DF36M4BL
Black 4-Sided Surround Kit
DF36M4BLSS
Black 4-Sided Surround Kit with Brushed Stainless
Steel Top and Bottom Panels
Note: One surround required for each side of DLCX36SP Fireplace.
Accessory Model Number
DG30BUC
Decorative Glass - Blue Clear
DG30BKP
Decorative Glass - Black Polished
DG30CLF
Decorative Glass - Clear Frosted
DVFS36SXBL
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Description
Firescreen (Optional)
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FIREPLACE DIMENSIONS
9
11 1/2
C
H
M
D
A
N
J
K
L
L
K
32 1/2
E
B
I
Figure 1
DIMENSION
DLCX36SP
A
34 3/4”
B
39"
C
18”
D
21"
E
36”
F
N/A
G
N/A
H
41 1/8”
I
1 1/4”
J
5 3/8"
K
2 1/2”
L
6”
M
25"
N
33 1/2”
MAX WEIGHT (LB)
167
When planning a fireplace installation, it is necessary to determine
the following:
• The vent system configuration to be used.
• Gas supply piping.
• Electrical supply requirements for blower and valve system.
• Properly framed opening size required for installation of the
fireplace.
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CLEARANCES
Clearance to Combustibles
Air Drop (End)
1/2" (12.7 mm)
Side
1/2" (12.7 mm)
Floor
0" (0 mm)
Top Stand-off
0" (0 mm)
Top Framing Edge
6 1/4" (159 mm)
61/2” MIN.
PERPENDICULAR
COMBUSTIBLE
SIDEWALL
2 X 4 HEADER
32”
MIN.
(CEILING TO
TOP OF DOOR)
FINISHED WALL
(COMBUSTIBLE)
STANDOFF 3” (76mm) HEIGHT
ABOVE TOP OF FIREPLACE
NON-COMBUSTIBLE
FIRST 6 1/4” (SEE
MAGNIFIED VIEW)
6 1/4”
TOP FRAMING
LEDGE
36”
MIN.
NAILING
FLANGES
GLASS FRONT
Figure 4a - See Through Fireplace Clearances
Figure 2
COMBUSTIBLE
FRAMING ALLOWED
6 1/2”
NON-COMBUSTIBLE
FINISHING MATERIALS
ONLY
6 1/4" MIN. CLEARANCE
TO COMBUSTIBLES
REQUIRED
MINIMUM CLEARANCE TO PERPENDICULAR
COMBUSTIBLE SIDE WALLS
(FROM EDGE OF FIREPLACE DOOR FRAME)
Figure 3
NAILING FLANGE
(SECURE UNIT WITH
NAILING FLANGE)
Figure 4b - Fireplace Clearances
Combustible Material
No greeting cards, stockings or ornamentation of any type should
be placed on or attached to the fireplace. The flow of heat can
ignite combustibles.
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LOCATING FIREPLACE
Note:** Island (C) and Room Divider (D) installation is possible as long as the horizontal portion of the vent system (H) does not exceed
20 feet with a minimum vertical run of 8 feet. See details in Venting Section.
*When you install your Direct Vent Fireplace, a minimum of 6 1/2 inches clearance must be maintained from the perpendicular wall and
the front opening of the appliance.
(H)
(C) ISLAND
INSTALLATION
(SEE-THRU)
6 1/2”
(MIN.)
(D) ROOM DIVIDER
INSTALLATION
(SEE-THRU)
Figure 5
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PLANNING INSTALLATION
In planning the installation for the fireplace, determine where the
unit is to be installed and whether optional accessories are desired.
Gas supply piping should also be planned at this time. A gascock
shutoff must be installed in this line.
If the fireplace is installed directly on carpeting, tile or other
combustible material other than wood flooring, install the
fireplace on a metal or wood panel extending the full width
and depth of the unit.
The fireplace can be mounted on any of these surfaces:
1. A flat hard combustible or non-combustible surface.
2. A raised platform of combustible or non-combustible material.
3. Four (4) corners of the fireplace so contact is made on all four
perimeter edges on the bottom of the unit.
(Example: Four (4) concrete masonry blocks.)
At this point, you should have decided what components to include
in your installation, and where the fireplace is to be located. If this
has not been done, stop and consult your dealer for assistance
with this planning.
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GAS SUPPLY
The gas pipeline can be brought in through the bottom or air inlet
duct side of the appliance. Consult the current National Fuel Gas
Code, ANSI Z223.1 CAN/CGA-B149 (.1 or .2) installation code.
Recommended Gas Pipe Diameter
Pipe Length
Schedule 40 Pipe
Inside Diameter
Tubing, Type L
Outside Diameter
Nat.
L.P.
Nat.
L.P.
0-10ft
0-3m
1/2"
12.7mm
3/8"
9.5mm
1/2"
12.7mm
3/8"
9.5mm
11-40ft
4-12m
1/2"
12.7mm
1/2"
12.7mm
5/8"
15.9mm
1/2"
12.7mm
41-100ft
13-30m
1/2"
12.7mm
1/2"
12.7mm
3/4"
19mm
1/2"
12.7mm
101-150ft
31-46m
3/4"
19mm
1/2"
12.7mm
7/8"
22.2mm
3/4"
1.9 mm
Note: Never use plastic pipe. Check to confirm whether your
local codes allow copper tubing or galvanized.
Note: Since some municipalities have additional local codes, it is
always best to consult your local authority and installation code.
The use of the following gas connectors is recommended:
— ANS Z21.24 Appliance Connectors of Corrugated Metal Tubing
and Fittings.
— ANS Z21.45 Assembled Flexible Appliance Connectors of Other
Than All-Metal Construction
The above connectors may be used if acceptable by the authority
having jurisdiction. The state of Massachusetts requires that a flexible
appliance connector cannot exceed three feet in length.
Installing a New Main Gas Cock
Each appliance should have its own manual gas cock.
A manual main gas cock should be located in the vicinity of the unit.
Where none exists, or where its size or location is not adequate,
contact your local authorized installer for installation or relocation.
Compounds used on threaded joints of gas piping shall be resistant
to the action of liquefied petroleum gases. The gas lines must be
checked for leaks by the installer. This should be done with a soap
solution watching for bubbles on all exposed connections, and if
unexposed, a pressure test should be made.
Never use an exposed flame to check for leaks. Appliance must
be disconnected from piping at inlet of control valve and pipe
capped or plugged for pressure test. Never pressure test with
appliance connected; control valve will sustain damage!
NOTE: The gas controls are equipped with captured screw type
pressure test points, therefore it is not necessary to provide a 1/8"
test point up stream of the control.
When using copper or flex connector use only approved fittings.
The appliance and it’s individual shut off valve must be disconnected
from supply piping system during any pressure testing of that system
at test pressures in excess of 1/2 psig (3.5kPa).
The appliance must be isolated from the gas supply piping system
by closing its individual manual shut off valve during any pressure
testing of the gas supply piping system at test pressures equal to
or less than 1/2 psig (3.5kPa).
Attention! If one of the procedures results in pressures in excess of
1/2 psig (14" w.c.) (3.5 kPa) on the fireplace gas valve, it will result
in a hazardous condition.
Checking Manifold Pressures
Both Propane and Natural gas valves have a built-in pressure
regulator in the gas valve. Natural gas models will have a manifold
pressure of approximately 3.5" w.c. (.871kPa) at the valve outlet
with the inlet pressure to the valve from a minimum of 5.3" w.c.
(1.120kPa) for the purpose of input adjustment to a maximum of
14.0" w.c. (3.484kPa). Propane gas models will have a manifold
pressure approximately 10.5" w.c. (2.49kPa) at the valve outlet
with the inlet pressure to the valve from a minimum of 11.7" w.c.
(2.68kPa) for the purpose of input adjustment to a maximum of
14.0" w.c. (3.484kPa).
Figure 6
Gas Supply Pressure (inches
w.c.)
Minimum
Normal
Maximum
Natural Gas
5.3"
7.0"
14.0"
LP (Propane)
11.7"
12.0"
14.0"
4”
Manifold Pressure (inches w.c.)
Normal (HI)
Natural Gas
3.5"
LP (Propane)
10.5"
GAS LINE
ACCESS
(2) PLACES
ELECTRICAL
ACCESS
5 7/8”
Figure 7
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FIREPLACE INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
Fireplace Framing
Framing can be built before or after the fireplace is set in place.
Framing should be constructed to accommodate wall covering and
fireplace facing material. The framing header should be installed on
edge to provide required airspace clearance to venting. The framing
headers may rest on the top standoff spacers. Refer to Figure 8 for
framing dimensions.
To begin, remove the glass doors by releasing the two spring
latches at the top and 2 spring latches at the bottom of each door
frame. Check to make sure there is no hidden damage to the unit.
Take a moment to plan out the gas, venting and electrical route. It
is best to start with the gas line first, followed by the vent system
and electrical supply requirements.
A
C
This fireplace requires no hearth extension. Combustible material
on the floor may be installed up to the fireplace.
D
Install the fireplace without the Surround panels attached and make
all gas, venting and electrical connections.
B
To complete the installation, install the Surround panel assemblies.
Refer to the instructions included with the surround panel kit to
install properly.
Framing and Finishing
1. Choose unit location.
2. Frame out opening for fireplace as shown in Figures 8 through
10.
3. The fireplace should be installed on a metal or wood panel
extending the full width and depth of the appliance. The vertical
dimensions must be adjusted when a metal or wood panel is
placed beneath the appliance.
4. Install the side framing brackets (4 per side) using the pilot
holes provided behind the side flanges on the fireplace outer
wrap.
5. Secure the unit to the wall opening with common screw type
fasteners.
6. Maintain combustible clearances as shown by Figures 11
through 14.
Note: A combustible header may rest on top of the standoff spacers.
Screws may be installed through the top of the standoff spacers
and into the header to add stability of the spacer if desired.
7. Noncombustible headers may be used above the fireplace to
maintain structural integrity, providing sufficient backing for
noncombustible finishing materials.
8. The finished wall surface materials must be non-combustible
for a distance of at least 6" above the top of the fireplace outer
cabinet.
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Fireplace Framing Dimensions (in inches)
"A"
Model
DLCX36SP
"B"
Framing Framing
Height
Width
41 1/2"
"C"*
"D"
Framing
Depth
Elevated Base
Opening Height
17"*
3" Min.
40 1/2"
Attention: Add height of base (from finished floor) to "A" Dimension.
Framing dimension A includes a three inch clearance for
standoffs on top of fireplace.
*Dimension "C" assumes use of 1/2" wall board flush to both front
faces.
Figure 8
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FIREPLACE INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS (continued)
Locating Fireplace
Before setting fireplace into the framed opening, attach the framing
brackets to the fireplace and secure to framing. The framing brackets
may be installed on the fireplace in the flat state. Once the fireplace
is placed into the framed opening, the brackets can be hand bent
over the framing and secured. This allows the fireplace to be
inserted into the pre-framed opening. Different hole locations can
be used for finishing materials with thicknesses of 3/8", 1/2" and
3/4". Secure the brackets with screws provided using two (2) per
framing bracket. See Figure 9.
Framing brackets should fit directly against framing material. Use
at least one (1) nail or screw per bracket to secure in place.
IMPORTANT! Check squareness of all openings of the fireplace
prior to securing to the framed openings. See Figure 10.
CHECK TO SEE THAT
FIREBOX IS SQUARE PRIOR
TO ATTACHING TO FRAMING
Figure 10
FRAMING
NAIL OR OTHER
SUITABLE FASTENER
Figure 9
WARNING: WHEN FINISHING THE FIREPLACE, NEVER
OBSTRUCT OR MODIFY THE AIR INLET/OUTLET
OPENINGS IN ANY MANNER. PROVIDE ADEQUATE
CLEARANCES AROUND AIR OPENINGS.
CAUTION:PRIOR TO INSTALLATION, MEASURE THE
FIREPLACE AND VERIFY FRAMING
R E QU IR E ME N TS , ME TH OD S , AND WALL
COVERING DETAILS PRIOR TO FRAMING
CONSTRUCTION.
Surround Installation
To complete the installation of the fireplace, a Surround Kit
specifically designed for use with this fireplace must be installed
prior to use. Surround options shown on page 48 are available from
your dealer. Follow the instructions included with the Surround Kit
for proper installation.
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INSTALLATION
Attention: If the appliance is installed directly on carpeting, tile
or other combustible material other than wood flooring, it shall be
installed on a metal or wood panel extending the full width and depth
of the appliance. The vertical dimension must be adjusted when a
metal or wood panel is placed beneath the appliance.
VERTICAL, 90° ELBOW TO HORIZONTAL OUT THE WALL
“B”
“C”
16 1/2”
MIN
Finishing (Figures 11 and 12)
Finish the walls with the material of your choice.
“A” PIPE LENGTH
4” MIN
90° ELBOW
VENT CAP
Warning: When finishing the fireplace never obstruct
or modify the air inlet/outlet openings in any manner.
Provide adequate clearances around air openings into the
combustion chamber.
Caution: If the joints between the finished wall and the fireplace
surround (top and sides) are sealed, a 300°F minimum sealant
material must be used. These joints are not required to be sealed.
Only non-combustible material (using 300°F minimum adhesive if
needed), can be applied directly above the fireplace cabinet. See
Figure 11.
9” (229 MM)
MINIMUM
NOTE: 1 FOOT SECTION (MIN.)
OF VERTICAL VENT REQUIRED
WHEN USING HORIZONTAL
TERMINATION OFF TOP.
WALL FIRESTOP / THIMBLE
FINISHED WALL
(MUST BE FLUSH WITH THE
FACE OF TH FIREPLACE)
2 X 4 HEADER
STANDOFF
"A"
"B"
"C"
6"
21 1/4" to 22 3/4"
(540 mm to 578 mm)
4 3/4" to 6 1/4"
(121 mm to 159 mm)
9"
24 1/4" to 25 3/4"
(616 mm to 654 mm)
7 3/4" to 9 1/4"
(197 mm to 235 mm)
12"
27 1/4" to 28 3/4"
(692 mm to 730 mm)
10 3/4" to 12 1/4"
(273 mm to 311 mm)
Figure 12
6 1/4” (158.75mm) OF
NON-COMBUSTIBLE MATERIAL
JOINT BETWEEN FINISHED
WALL AND UNIT CAN BE SEALED
WITH 300° F, 149° C SEALANT
MATERIAL (SEALANT IS OPTIONAL)
6 ½”
PERPENDICULAR SIDEWALL
CLEARANCE NEEDED FOR
INSTALLATION OF SURROUND
KITS.
3” MINIMUM REQUIRED FOR
SURROUND INSTALLATION.
Figure 11
Note: Fireplace shown with finish wall surfaces. A surround kit must
be installed to complete installation.
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VENT SYSTEMS
The following vent systems are acceptable for use with the DLCX36SP series fireplaces:
Simpson Duravent® PRO 4" - 6 ⅝"
Empire Horizontal Round Termination Kit DVVK-4RE. Refer to the vent kit instruction for additional installation requirements.
Empire Flexvent Kit DVVK-4F. Refer to page 35.
Empire Flexvent Kit DVVK-4FV. Refer to page 21.
Installing the Vent System
Vent System Installation Precautions
Before starting installation of vent kits, the installer should read
these instructions and the Vent Kit Instructions to ensure that a
proper vent installation is completed. Consult your local Building
Codes before beginning the installation.
Vent Pipe Clearance
Note: Maintain one inch (1") of clearance around vertical vent
pipe. See Figure 13. For horizontal vent, maintain a minimum 1"
clearance to the bottom and sides of the vent, and 3" clearance to
combustibles above the vent pipe. See Figure 14.
VENT PIPE
WARNING
THIS GAS FIREPLACE AND VENT ASSEMBLY MUST BE
VENTED DIRECTLY TO THE OUTSIDE AND MUST NEVER BE
ATTACHED TO A CHIMNEY SERVING A SEPARATE SOLID
FUEL BURNING APPLIANCE. EACH GAS APPLIANCE
MUST USE A SEPARATE VENT SYSTEM. COMMON VENT
SYSTEMS ARE PROHIBITED.
Vertical Venting
The inlet and exhaust vent pipes MUST be connected to the
proper collars on the unit AND to the termination cap or the unit
will not operate.
Note: This also pertains to vertical vent systems installed on the
outside of the building.
1” MINIMUM CLEARANCE
AROUND VENT PIPE
Figure 13
WARNING
MAJOR U.S. BUILDING CODES SPECIFY MINIMUM
CHIMNEY AND/OR VENT HEIGHT ABOVE THE ROOF TOP.
THESE MINIMUM HEIGHTS ARE NECESSARY IN THE
INTEREST OF SAFETY. SEE FIGURES 42 AND 43 FOR
MINIMUM HEIGHTS, PROVIDED THE TERMINATION CAP IS
AT LEAST 2 FEET FROM A VERTICAL WALL AND 2 FEET
BELOW A HORIZONTAL OVERHANG.
Connecting the Vent Pipe
CAUTION
Figure 14
Sharp edges. Always use gloves when installing.
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VENTING FIREPLACE - TOP
Venting Graph (Dimensions in Feet)
To Use the Vent Graph (Figure 15)
1. Determine the height of the center of the horizontal
vent pipe. Using this dimension on the Sidewall Vent
Graph, locate the point it intersects with the slanted
graph line.
2. From the point of this intersection, draw a vertical line
to the bottom of the graph.
3. Select the indicated dimension, and position the unit
in accordance with same.
EXAMPLE A: (Top Vent Connections with Vertical
Termination).
If the vertical dimension from the floor of the unit is 35
feet, the horizontal run to the outer wall flange must not
exceed 6.5 feet.
TOP EXIT - VERTICAL AND HORIZONTAL TERMINATION
(DIMENSIONS IN FEET)
NOTE: FLEX VENT
MAXIMUM HEIGHT
IS 35 FEET
VERTICAL DIMENSION FROM THE BOTTOM OF THE UNIT
TO THE CENTER OF THE FLUE OUTLET
WITH VERTICAL OR HORIZONTAL TERMINATION CAPS
EXAMPLE B: (Top Vent Connections with Vertical
Termination)
If the vertical dimension from the floor of the unit is 6.5
feet, the horizontal run to the outer wall flange must not
exceed 14.5 feet.
Special Note: For each 45 degree elbow installed in
the horizontal run, the length of the horizontal run MUST
be reduced by 18" (45cm). This does not apply if the 45
degree elbows are installed on the vertical part of the vent
system. Reduce 3' for every 90° elbow.
Example: According to the chart the maximum horizontal
vent length is 20' and if two 45 degree elbows are required
in the horizontal vent it must be reduced to 17'.
The maximum number of 45 degree elbows permitted
per side wall installation is two (2). These elbows can be
installed in either the vertical or horizontal run.
Note: On vertical venting the first elbow is not counted.
TOP VENT CONNECTION
OF VENTING WITH
HORIZONTAL TERMINATION
TOP VENT
CONNECTION
BOTTOM OF FIREPLACE
HORIZONTAL RUN
Figure 15
Acceptable vertical and horizontal vent run.
Rigid Venting • 40' maximum vertical run
• 20' maximum horizontal run
Flex Venting • 35' maximum vertical run
• 20' maximum horizontal run
Unacceptable vertical and horizontal vent run.
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VENTING FIREPLACE - TOP (continued)
Below Grade Installation
When it is not possible to meet the required vent terminal clearances
of 12" (305mm) above grade level, a snorkel kit is recommended. See
Figures 41a and 41b . It allows installation depth down to 7" (178mm)
below grade level. The 7" (178mm) is measured from the center of
the horizontal vent pipe as it penetrates through the wall.
Ensure the sidewall venting clearances are observed. If venting
system is installed below ground, we recommend a window well
with adequate and proper drainage to be installed around the
termination area.
FIRESTOP AT
CEILING LEVEL
COMBUSTIBLE
PROJECTION
18” (457mm)
MINIMUM
3” (76mm)
MINIMUM
PIPE STRAP
12” (305mm)
ABOVE GRADE
48”
(1219mm)
SEE GRAPH FOR PERMISSIBLE “H” AND “V” DIMENSIONS
Figure 17
Examples of possible venting systems using two (2) 90° elbows.
V is listed as minimum vertical dimensions and H1 + H2 is the total
of maximum horizontal dimensions. The maximum vertical and
horizontal distances for two (2) 90° elbows as shown in Figure 18
is 20 feet.
Attention: Refer to Figures 19-21 for additional venting
requirements.
TYPICAL BASEMENT INSTALLATION
Figure 16
Examples of possible venting systems using one (1) 90° elbow.
Eight (8) feet is listed as minimum vertical vent run with 20 feet of
maximum horizontal vent run. Vertical dimensions are based on
centerline to centerline of pipe. Horizontal dimensions are based
on centerline of pipe to end of termination.
1
FIRESTOP AT
CEILING LEVEL
SEE GRAPH FOR PERMISSIBLE “H” AND “V” DIMENSIONS
NOTE: H1 AND H2 MUST BE ADDED TOGETHER TO USE CHART
Figure 18
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VENTING FIREPLACE - TOP (continued)
4” MIN
90° ELBOW
VENT CAP
10”
(254mm)
C
SEE VENT CHART
FOR PERMISSIBLE
“H” AND “V”
DIMENSIONS
B
11”
(279mm)
V
H
9” (229 MM)
MINIMUM
NOTE: 1 FOOT SECTION (MIN.)
OF VERTICAL VENT REQUIRED
WHEN USING HORIZONTAL
TERMINATION OFF TOP.
C
1 FOOT VERTICAL
PIPE REQUIRED
WALL FIRESTOP / THIMBLE
B
Figure 20
A
4’ MAX.
(1219mm)
CENTER OF ELBOW
STRAIGHT OUT
(MINIMUM)
MAXIMUM HORIZONTAL
RUN WITH 1 FOOT VERTICAL
RISE AND 90° ELBOW
Figure 19
MINIMUM HOLE LOCATION DIMENSIONS FOR THROUGH
THE WALL HORIZONTAL INSTALLATIONS WITH 90 DEGREE
ELBOW AND 1 FOOT VERTICAL VENT OFF TOP OF
FIREPLACE
FIREPLACE
SERIES
DLCX36SP
HARD ELBOW DIMENSIONS
"A"
"B"
"C"
53"
4 1/2"
6 1/2"
(1346.2mm) (114.3mm) (165.1mm)
Positioning the Fireplace
Determine the exact position of the appliance so the direct vent
termination will be centered (if possible) between two (2) studs. This
will avoid any extra framing. All vent kit pipes should be assembled
on the unit after the unit is moved into the final position.
Cutting the Hole (Figure 19)
After the fireplace has been positioned in its permanent location,
the hole through the exterior wall of the house can be cut. This hole
must be 11" (279.4 mm) high x 10" (254mm) wide with its center
line determined by the amount of vertical rise and horizontal run of
the termination. See Figure 19.
When locating the hole it must be noted that the bottom of the cap
must be 12" (305mm) above the ground level, and top of the cap
must be no less than 18" (457mm) below a combustible projection,
and no closer than 9" (229mm) to any wall running parallel to vent
termination. See Figures 32, 33, and 36.
MAXIMUM HORIZONTAL
RUN WITH MINIMUM
VERTICAL RISE AND
90° ELBOW
20’ (6.1m)
PIPE STRAPS
EVERY 3’ (91cm)
8’ (244cm)
TO BOTTOM
OF UNIT
Figure 21
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DVVK-4FV DIRECT VENT TERMINATION KIT
Installation Instructions
This termination kit can only be used with Empire Comfort Systems direct vent fireplaces listed for use with
DVVK-4FV Vertical Flex Vent Kit. Please review the instructions packaged with your fireplace and verify the
fireplace model number. Check that this flex vent system is listed for use with your fireplace model prior to
starting the installation.
This vent kit may be installed as an OEM installation in a manufactured home (USA only) or mobile
home and must be installed in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions and the manufactured
home construction and safety standard, Title 24 CFR, Part 3280 or Standard for Installation in Mobile
Homes, CAN/CSA Z240 MH.
CAUTION
All Fireplaces listed for use with the DVVK-4FV will operate safely when installed in accordance with this instruction manual. Read all
instructions before starting installation, then follow these instructions carefully to maximize fireplace performance and safety. Report
damaged parts to your dealer.
WARNING
Any common venting of the gas appliance using the DV vent kit with other gas appliances is not allowed. Do not connect this appliance
to a chimney flue servicing a separate solid fuel-burning appliance.
WARNING
Failure to follow these instructions may create a possible fire hazard and will void the warranty.
WARNING
Always maintain minimum clearances around vent systems. The minimum clearance to combustibles for horizontal runs of vent pipe is
3 inches from the top, and 1 inch from the sides and bottom of the vent system. Do not pack the open air spaces around the fireplace or
flue with insulation or other materials. Any horizontal run must have a 1/4” rise for every one (1) foot of run towards the vent termination.
The vent above the roof must terminate vertically.
WARNING
Contact your Local Building and Fire Officials about restrictions and installation inspections in your area.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
•
•
•
•
•
The vertical termination cap MUST be vented directly to the
outside. The termination kit MUST NEVER be connected to a
chimney flue(s) servicing a separate solid-fuel burning appliance or any other appliances.
Termination cap MUST NOT be mounted horizontally.
The flexible vent pipe cannot be intermingled with any of the
rigid vent pipe section(s). DO NOT connect two sections of
flexible vent pipe together to achieve a longer length without
the use of approved connectors.
The installation must conform with local codes or in the absence of local codes, with the National Fuel Gas Code, ANSI
Z223.1 (in the United States) or with the current installation
code CAN/CGA B149 (in Canada).
Only Direct Vent fireplaces approved for use with Empire
Comfort Systems, Inc. DVVK-4FV termination kit shall be
used. See PARTS LIST/ILLUSTRATIONS section for vent
component identification.
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•
•
Horizontal vent runs must be supported every 2 feet using
wall straps. Vertical runs must be supported every 3 feet using
wall straps. Slip wall straps loosely on to pipe. Attach installer
provided straps to framing members using nails or screws.
The fireplace and venting system should be inspected before
initial use and at least annually by a qualified field service person. Inspect the external vent cap on a regular basis to make
sure that no debris is interfering with the airflow. Inspect entire
venting system to ensure proper function.
Please refer to the fireplace instructions for information on
Termination Cap clearances.
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PRE-INSTALLATION INFORMATION:
Items Required For Installation:
Tools
Building Supplies
Phillips Screwdriver
Hammer
Saw and/or saber saw
Level
Measuring Tape
Electric Drill and Bits
Pliers
Square
Tin Snips
Framing Materials
Wall Finishing Materials
Caulking Material (Noncombustible)
Support Strap supplies
Before You Start:
Plan your installation. Read these instructions and the fireplace installation manual before installing unit and vent system.
Set unit in place and survey how best to vent the unit. After the vent configuration has been decided, stretch the flex pipe
components out, then trim off what will not be needed.
Refer to the fireplace installation manual for information on vertical venting requirements. The maximum length of vent when
using flex venting is 35 feet total. Contact your dealer or distributor for information on flex vent extension kits that may be
added to the DVVK-4FV kit, in order to terminate up to 35 feet. Available extension kits include the DVEK-10 (10’ Flex) or
the DVEK-25 (25’ Flex) extension kits. The extension kits include connection hardware.
Installation of the Vertical Flex Termination Kit
WARNING
Ensure that the venting system exits the structure through the roof and does not terminate less than 12 inches (305mm) above the
roof.
WARNING
Refer to your fireplace homeowner’s manual for the minimum and maximum venting requirement of your fireplace prior to installation.
Failure to do so may cause a fire hazard.
WARNING
This flexible pipe termination kit is ONLY for vertical terminations.
WARNING
Any horizontal run section must have a 1/4” rise for every one (1) foot of run towards the vent termination. Never allow the vent pipe to
run downward. This could cause high temperatures and may present a fire hazard. This vertical kit may incorporate two (2) 90 degree
bends, but must terminate vertically.
CAUTION
This flex vent kit can be installed either vertically or horizontally off of Direct Vent Series fireplaces but must only terminate vertically.
WARNING
Because of sharp edges, always use gloves when handling the flex vent components.
CAUTION
Vent connections should overlap a minimum of 1” for proper sealing.
CAUTION
Always stretch and secure venting with metal strapping secured with nails (nails and strapping not supplied) to ensure that the flex vent
runs remain true.
INSTALLATION NOTE:
If space permits, it is generally easier to attach venting in the top vent configuration.
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DVVK-4FV DIRECT VENT TERMINATION KIT (continued)
Step-By-Step Installation For Flex DV Kit
1. Unpack vent components and check all items for shipping
damage.
2. For this venting system to operate as designed it is dependent
on the use of all parts and procedures detailed in these instructions. Failure to follow these instructions may potentially
affect the performance of this vent system and the attached
appliance.
3. As per the fireplace manufacturer’s instructions, replace the
existing 6 5/8” diameter fireplace vent adapter with the 7”
diameter flex vent fireplace adapter included in the vent kit.
Install the adapter collar with the screws removed from the
standard fireplace collar. Refer to the fireplace manual for additional information on the vent collar removal and installation.
4. Once the fireplace location has been determined, mark the
ceiling where the flex vent will pass through. Cut an opening
for installation of the firestop thimble assembly. The opening
must measure a minimum of 9-1/2” x 9-1/2” square. See Figure 22.
Figure 22
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5. Next, determine the location for the cutout in the roof opening.
This opening must be large enough to provide a minimum 1”
air space clearance from the vertical vent pipe to any combustible framing.
6. Install the Firestop/Thimble assembly to the framed opening
in the ceiling using common nails or screws.
Note: The thimble assembly is adjustable up or down as
needed within the firestop. It is also designed with a pivoting
firestop for use with 0 - 3/12 pitch cathedral ceilings.
7. To begin vent system assembly, first layout all the vent components on the floor in the order in which they will be assembled.
8. Stretch the 4” diameter inner flex flue and 7” diameter outer
flex vent to the maximum length of 6 feet.
9. Install the spring spacers provided around the 4” diameter flex
flue at 1 foot intervals, then slide the flue pipe with spacers into
the 7” diameter outer flex vent pipe. Make sure the springs are
spaced evenly starting at 12 inches from the fireplace collar.
See Figure 23.
Figure 23
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DVVK-4FV DIRECT VENT TERMINATION KIT (continued)
10. With the flex vent assembly and the 48” long hard pipe components laid out on the floor, begin securing these parts together. First, apply a generous bead of silicone sealant to
the inside of the 4” diameter flex flue (not the end with the
pre-installaed connector), then slide the flex flue over the 4”
diameter hard pipe flue. Be sure to overlap at least 1-1/4”. Secure this connection with a 4” diameter band clamp provided.
Be careful not to damage or tear the flex flue when tightening
clamp.
11. Repeat the connection process for the outer 7” diameter flex
vent to hard pipe connection. Use silicone sealant at this joint
also, overlap at least 1-1/4”, then secure the joint with the 7”
diameter band clamp provided. Be careful not to damage or
tear the flex vent pipe when tightening the clamp.
12. While the venting is still on the floor, assemble the roof jack
components as shown in Figure 24 and pre-install the roof
jack assembly to the hard pipe approximately 18” from the top
end of the hard pipe.
13. Now the pre-assembled vent system may be carried to the
roof, then lowered through the roof cutout opening (see step
5). Feed the flex vent end down through the roof opening and
firestop/thimble assembly installed in steps 4 through 6.
14. Secure the roof support assembly to the roof sheathing with
at least (4) nails/screws through each support bracket. Check
that the combustible clearances through the roof framing will
maintain at least a 1” clearance from the vent pipe.
15.Determine how high the vent terminal should be located
above the roof line based on the roof pitch information shown
in Figure 25. Adjust the vent system height by loosening the
pre-installed roof support pipe clamp and sliding the vent pipe
up or down as pre-determined, then re-tighten the pipe clamp.
Install a couple of sheet metal screws through the pipe clamp
into the outer hard vent pipe to lock in place.
16. Check to make sure that the bottom end of the flex vent is
long enough to reach the fireplace adapter collars. If too long,
trim off the extra flex vent not needed.
LOWEST
DISCHARGE
OPENING
VENT CAP
PIPE CLAMP
GAS VENT
H
ROOF BRACKET (2)
X
12
WING NUT (2)
ROOF PITCH IS X/12
NUT (2)
H (Min.) - Minimum height from
roof to lowest discharge opening
SCREW (2)
Figure 24
ROOF PITCH
H (Min.)
Flat to 6/12
12” (305mm)
6/12 to 7/12
15” (381mm)
Over 7/12 to 8/12
18” (457mm)
Over 8/12 to 16/12
24” (610mm)
Over 16/12 to 21/12
36” (914mm)
Figure 25
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DVVK-4FV DIRECT VENT TERMINATION KIT (continued)
17. To attach the vent connections at the fireplace, be sure the 7”
diameter adapter collar has been installed per step 3. Apply a
bead of silicone sealant to the 4” diameter flex connector, then
slide the flex pipe adapter collar into the fireplace flue collar
and secure by installing a minimum of two (2) screws through
the flue collar and into the adapter. See Figure 26.
18. Apply sealant to the 7” diameter adapter collar, slide outer
flex vent over the collar, then secure with a 7” diameter band
clamp. See Figure 26.
19. Once the lower connections are made and the flex pipe is
secured with support bands as required (3 feet minimum between supports) then the roof flashing can be installed. See
Figure 27.
20. Install the roof flashing, and seal using common constructions
practices.
21. An additional storm collar band is provided in kit that may be
used as an attic insulation shield. The collar can be installed
around the flex pipe (or hard pipe) just above the firestop
thimble. This collar will act as a shield to prevent blown insulation from entering the thimble.
22. To complete the vent installation, install the vent termination
cap to the top of the hard vent pipe assembly. Mate up the
flue and outer telescopes with the hard pipe assembly, then
secure by installing a minimum of two (2) sheet metal screws
into the overlapped flanges of the cap and pipe.
23. Figure 28 shows a completed installation with components
identified and other installation information such as heights
and clearance to combustibles.
Vent Cap
7"(178mm) Dia.
Hard Pipe
Must Extend
Through Roof
Flashing
Storm
Collar
Roof
Flashing
Roof
Exterior
Roof
Support
Assembly
7"(178mm) Dia.
Flex
1” (25mm)
Minimum
Clearance to
Combustibles
Figure 26
Figure 27
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DVVK-4FV DIRECT VENT TERMINATION KIT (continued)
VERTICAL TERMINATION
STORM COLLAR
4’ LONG RIGID PIPE
ROOF FLASHING
ADJUSTABLE
ROOF JACK
ASSEMBLY
CLEARANCE TO
COMBUSTIBLES
REQUIRED FROM
VENT PIPE
ADJUSTABLE
FIRESTOP/THIMBLE
ASSEMBLY
ROOF EXTERIOR
CLAMPS AT FLUE &
INLET VENT CONNECTIONS
STORM COLLAR (USE TO
KEEP INSULATION OUT OF
THIMBLE ASSEMBLY)
CEILING
FIRESTOP/THIMBLE
VENTING SUPPORT
STRAPS (AS REQ’D)
35’ MAX
NOTE: DVVK-4FV KIT
MAXIMUM HEIGHT
(INCLUDING FIREPLACE) IS
13’. TO EXTEND VENT RUN,
AN ADDITIONAL VENT
EXTENSION KIT IS
NECESSARY
4” DIA. FLUE CONNECTOR
7” DIA. ADAPTER COLLAR
WITH GASKET & CLAMPS
SEE-THRU DIRECT VENT FIREPLACE
Figure 28
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DVVK-4FV DIRECT VENT TERMINATION KIT (continued)
Vertical Flex Termination Kit
Item
Number
Item Description
Repair Part No.
Quantity
Supplied
1
4”/7” Vertical Termination Cap
MF100038
1
2
Roof Support Kit
MF100503
1
3
2 Ply Alum Flex 4” Diameter by 6 ft.
MF04ALA2F006
1
4
2 Ply Alum Flex 7” Diameter by 6 ft.
MF07ALA2F006
1
5
4”/7” x 48” Rigid Pipe Assembly
MF100554
1
6
Firestop Thimble Assembly
MF100124
1
7
Roof Flashing (0/12 to 6/12)
MF100091
1
8
7” Flex Adapter Collar with Gasket
MF100524
1
9
7” Storm Collar
MF100147
2
10
Spring Spacers
MF100548
5
N/S
Clamp 4” Diameter
MF100330
2
N/S
Clamp 7” Diameter
MF100534
2
N/S
#8 x 1/2” Self Drilling Screws
N/A
20
N/S
HT Silicone
N/A
1
N/S
#8 x 5/8” Self Drilling Screws
N/A
10
N/S - Not Shown
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EXAMPLES - TOP VENT RUN
H3
24”
24” MINIMUM
CLEARANCE TO
COMBUSTIBLES
H2
H2
H1
H1
V1
V1
Example
H2 3ft, H3 1ft = 4ft
(90° + 90° + 90°) = 6ft
V1 = 21ft
H = 10ft
V = 21ft
Figure 30
H1
Example
H2 = 2ft
2 - (90° + 90°) = 6ft
V1 = 21ft
H = 8ft
V = 15ft
Figure 29
V1
Example
H1 = 2ft
V1 = 20ft
H = 2ft
V = 20ft
Figure 31
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TERMINATION CLEARANCES
Termination clearance for buildings with combustible and noncombustible exteriors.
Figure 32
Vertical Sidewall Installations
Important! Minimum clearance between vent pipes and combustible materials is three (3") (76mm) on top, and (1") (25mm) on bottom
and sides.
Important! When vent termination exits through foundation less than 20" below siding outcrop, the vent pipe must extend outward so that
the horizontal vent terminal is located flush to, or beyond the outcrop siding.
Information on Various Venting Routes and Components
Important: It is always best to locate the fireplace in such a way that minimizes the number of offsets and horizontal vent length.
Since it is very important that the venting system maintain its balance between the combustion air intake and the flue gas exhaust, certain
limitations as to vent configurations apply and must be strictly adhered to.
The graph showing the relationship between vertical and horizontal side wall venting will help to determine the various vent lengths
allowable.
The horizontal vent run refers to the total length of vent pipe from the flue collar of the fireplace to the face of the outer wall.
The maximum horizontal vent run is 20 feet (457 cm) when the vertical vent rise is 8 feet (244 cm). See Figure 17.
Venting terminals shall not be recessed into wall or siding.
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VENT CLEARANCES
Figure 33
A = *Clearance above grade, veranda, porch, deck or balcony
[*12 inches (30cm) minimum]
B =
clearance to window or door that may be opened [*12 inches
(30cm) minimum for appliances < 100,000 Btuh (30kW)
C =
clearance to permanently closed window [minimum 12 inches
(30cm) recommended to prevent condensation on window]
D = vertical clearance to ventilated soffit located above the terminal
within a horizontal distance of 24 inches (60 cm) from the
center of the terminal [18 Inches (46 cm) minimum
E = clearance to unventilated soffit [12 inches 30cm) minimum]
J = clearance to non-mechanical air supply inlet to building or
the combustion air inlet to any other appliance [*12 inches
(30cm) minimum for appliances ≤ 100,000 Btuh (30 kW)
36 inches (90cm) minimum for appliances > 100,000 Btuh
(30kW)]
K = clearance to a mechanical air supply inlet [* 6 feet (1.8m)
minimum]
L =
†clearance above paved sidewalk or a paved driveway located
on public property [*7 feet (2.1m) minimum]
M =
clearance under veranda, porch, deck, or balcony [*12 inches
(30cm) minimum]
†
a vent shall not terminate directly above a sidewalk or paved driveway which
is located between two single family dwellings and serves both dwellings*
¥
only permitted if veranda, porch, deck, or balcony, is fully open on a minimum
of 2 sides beneath the floor*
*
as specified in CGA B149 Installations Codes or ANSI Z223.1. Note: Local
Codes or Regulations may require different clearances.
F = clearance to outside corner. See Page 32.
G = clearance to inside corner. See Page 32.
H= *not to be installed above a meter/regulator assembly
within 3 feet (90cm) horizontally from the center-line of the
regulator
I = clearance to service regulator vent outlet [*6 feet (1.8m)
minimum]
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VENT SYSTEM IDENTIFICATION
Installing Vent Components (Figure 34)
Begin the vent system installation by installing the first Simpson Duravent
component, 90° elbow to the starting collars or straight pipe on the top
of the appliance, then the straight pipe length and then horizontal or
vertical termination kit.
Simpson Duravent vent system components lock into place by sliding
the concentric pipe section with four (4) equally spaced interior beads
onto the appliance collar or previously installed component end with
four (4) equally spaced indented sections. When the internal beads
of each starting outer pipe line up, rotate pipe section clockwise 90°
(approximately 3 inches). The vent pipe is now locked together.
NOTE: All outer connection joints must be sealed with aluminum
tape, screws or silicone sealant rated above 300°F/149°C. The inner
flue joints do not require any sealant.
Continue adding components per the pre-planned vent system
configuration. Be certain that each succeeding vent component is securely
fitted and locked into the preceding component in the vent system.
WALL THIMBLE
VERTICAL
TERMINATION
(MAXIMUM OF
THREE 90° ELBOWS)
HORIZONTAL
TERMINATION
(MAXIMUM OF
TWO 90° ELBOWS)
90° ELBOW
OR
45° ELBOW
STORM COLLAR
ROOF FLASHING
90° ELBOW
Special venting components (Simpson Duravent)
See Empire Comfort Systems Retail Price List for Simpson Duravent part
numbers and pricing.
CEILING FIRESTOP
Special DV Vent Kits
Available from Empire Comfort Systems, Inc. dealers.
WALL STRAP
PIPE LENGTH
DVVK-4VP
Direct-Vent Fireplace Vent Kit - Vertical, Includes SD46DVAF6,
SD46DVASC, and SD46DVAVCH
DVVK-4TP
Direct-Vent Fireplace Vent Kit for Top Vent, Thru-the-wall, 8 to
11 inch wall thickness, Includes SD46DVA08A, SD46DVA09,
SD46DVAE90, SD46DVAHC, and SD46DVAWT
Direct-Vent Fireplace Vent Kit for Top Vent, Thru-the-wall, 5 to
DVVK-4TSP 7 inch wall thickness, Includes SD46DVA06, SD46DVAE90,
SD46DVAHC, and SD46DVAWT.
Figure 34
DVVK-4RE
Direct-Vent Fireplace Vent Kit for Rear Vent, Thru-the-wall, 5 to
7 inch wall thickness, (standard thru-the-wall venting).
DVVK-4FV
Vertical Flex Vent Kit 4" x 7"
DVVK-4F
Horizontal Flex Vent Kit 4" x 7"
DVEK-25
Direct-Vent Fireplace Flex Vent Extension Kit - Includes 25 ft. f
4 in. and 7 in. Flex Vent, couplings, and gear clamps. For use
with DVVK-4FV
DVEK-10
Direct-Vent Fireplace Flex Vent Extension Kit: Includes 10 ft. of
4 in. and 7 in. Flex Vent, couplings, and gear clamp. For use
with DVVK-4FV
VIB6A
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Vertical Inlet Baffle Kit For 6 5/8" diameter
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FRAMING AND FINISHING
Installing Support Brackets (Figure 35)
A horizontal pipe support MUST BE used for each 3 feet of horizontal
run. The pipe supports should be placed around the pipe and nailed
in place to framing members. There MUST BE a 3 inch clearance
to combustibles above 6 5/8 inch diameter pipe and elbows and
1 inch clearance on both sides and bottom of 6 5/8 inch pipe to
combustibles on all horizontal pipe sections and elbows.
10”
Vertical runs of this vent systems must be supported every 4 feet
above the appliance flue outlet by wall brackets attached to the 6
5/8 inch vent pipe and secured with nails or screws to structural
framing members.
11”
PIPE STRAP
STUD WALL
48”
(1219mm)
FLUE
OUTLET
Figure 36
Vertical runs of this system which pass through ceilings require the
use of ONE (1) ceiling firestop at the hole in each ceiling through
which the vent passes.
Position a plumb bob directly over the center of the vertical vent
component and mark the ceiling to establish the center point of the
vent. Drill a hole or drive a nail through this center point and check
the floor above for any obstructions such as wiring or plumbing
runs. Reposition the appliance and vent system, if necessary, to
accommodate ceiling joists and/or obstructions.
Figure 35
Installing Firestops (Figures 36, 37, 38, and 39)
Firestops are required for safety whenever the vent system passes
through an interior wall, an exterior wall, or a ceiling. These firestops
act as a firebreak heat shield and as a means to insure that minimum
clearances are maintained to the vent system.
Horizontal runs in the vent system which pass through either interior
or exterior walls, require the use of wall firestops on both sides of
the wall through which the vent passes.
Cut a 10 inch x 10 inch hole through the ceiling, using the center
point previously marked. Frame the hole with framing lumber
the same size as the ceiling joists. See Figure 37. If the area
above the ceiling is NOT an attic, position and secure the ceiling
firestop on the ceiling side of the previously cut and framed hole.
See Figure 38. If the area above the ceiling is an attic, position
and secure the firestop on top of the previously framed hole. See
Figure 39.
NOTE: Remove insulation from the framed area in the attic before
installing the firestop and/or vent pipes.
Position the firestops on both sides of the 10 inch x 11 inch hole,
previously cut. Secure with nails or screws. The heat shields of the
firestops MUST BE placed towards the top of the hole. Continue
the vent run through the firestops. See Figure 36.
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FRAMING AND FINISHING (continued)
Figure 37
Figure 39
Figure 38
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HORIZONTAL TERMINATION
NOTE: Termination cap should pass through the wall firestop from
the exterior of the building. Adjust the termination cap to
its final exterior position on the building.
SNORKEL
Warning: Termination cap must be positioned so that arrow
is pointing up.
Attach the termination cap with the four wood screws provided.
Before attachment of the termination, run a bead of silicone sealant
rated above 250°F on its outside edge too, so as to make a seal
to the exterior wall.
NOTE: Wood screws can and should be replaced with appropriate
fasteners for use on stucco, brick, concrete or other types
of siding.
12 INCHES
MINIMUM
CAUTION: If exterior walls are finished with vinyl siding (or materials
that could become discolored or warp), it is necessary to install a
vinyl siding standoff.
The vinyl siding standoff will be installed between the vent termination
and the exterior wall. See Figure 40. This horizontal vent termination
bolts onto the flat portion of the vinyl siding standoff, so an air space
will exist between the wall and the termination cap.
Figure 41a
SNORKEL
ADEQUATE
DRAINAGE
12 INCHES
MINIMUM
Figure 41b
Figure 40
For installations requiring a vertical rise on the exterior of the
building, 14-inch and 36-inch tall Snorkel Terminations, as shown in
Figure 41a are available. Follow the same installation procedures as
used for standard Horizontal Terminations. If the Snorkel Termination
must be installed below grade (i.e. basement applications, proper
drainage must be provided to prevent water from entering the
Snorkel Termination. See Figure 41b. Do not attempt to enclose the
Snorkel within the wall or any other type of enclosure.
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DVVK-4F FLEX VENT INSTRUCTIONS
The DVVK-4F FLEX VENT KIT includes the following components:
• (1) Horizontal Termination Cap
• (1) 4-foot section of Flex vent with spacers (4” flue/7” outer
pipe)
• (1) 4” diameter Flue adapter collar
• (1) 7” diameter Outer Vent adapter collar
• (1) Wall Firestop/Thimble Assembly
• Hardware pack that includes band clamps and screws
Flex venting can be installed either vertically or horizontally
off of the DVD Series fireplaces. When installing a horizontal
vent run from top connections, maintain at least ½” rise
for every 12” of vent run. When venting horizontal off the
rear vent connections, allow a minimum rise of 2”. Refer to
Figure 44 when mounting termination near vinyl siding.
CAUTION: Always stretch and secure venting with wire or
metal strapping to ensure that the horizontal runs do not sag.
If space permits, it is generally easier to attach venting in the
top vent configuration.
Because of sharp edges, always use gloves when handling
the flex vent components.
Vent connections should overlap a minimum of 1” for proper
sealing.
Always follow the general venting requirements for vent
terminal location, vent lengths, and clearance to combustible
materials.
INSTALLATION
1. Unpack vent components and check that all items are included.
2. Check to see that the vent spacer springs are located around the
flue vent at 8” and 12” intervals along its length. See Figure A. If not,
stretch the spacer springs to about 15” long and wrap them around
the flue, then interlock the ends of each spring about 2”. See Figure
B. Maintain equal distance between spring spacers.
3. Remove the 6-⅝” diameter Vent collar from the fireplace. Replace this
collar with the 7” diameter Flex Vent adapter collar provided with the
vent kit.
4. Slide the Flex Vent flue pipe into the Outer Flex Vent pipe.
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5.
Install the Wall Firestop/Thimble assembly as required through the
wall. Refer to the venting charts in the fireplace manual to determine
the proper height and size of the vent opening. The minimum opening
should be 9” wide by 11” high. The minimum combustible clearance
from the horizontal vent is 1” from sides and bottom, and 3” above the
vent pipe. See Figure D.
6. In most cases, after determining the length of the vent that is
needed, it may be easier to install the flue and outer vent pipes to the
Termination Cap first, then from the outside, feed the venting through
the wall to the fireplace.
7. If the venting is to long, trim off any excess vent before attaching the
vent end connectors.
CAUTION: Do not use force when installing the Horizontal
Vent Termination into the flex venting. Always stretch venting
out first, then cut off excessive vent material prior to sliding
the vent termination into the flue and inlet venting. Forcing
the termination cap into the flex venting will deform the flue
venting, which will restrict the exhaust gases, and cause
improper operation of the fireplace.
8.
9.
Attach the Termination Cap to the outside of the house.
Prior to making the vent connections, apply high temperature sealant
(1000 degree F min.) to the vent connections before securing with the
band clamps provided. Note: the flue pipe end without the adapter
is to be installed to the Termination Cap.
10. Apply sealant to the outside of the flue pipe adapter and connect
to the flex flue pipe. Then insert the adapter into the fireplace flue.
Secure flue adapter to the fireplace flue with a minimum of two screws
provided. See Figure C.
11. Attach the Outer Vent pipe to the 7” diameter Collar on the fireplace
with a large band clamp provided. Sealant may also be used on the
outer vent connections.
12. Check all vent connections for tightness. Make sure horizontal venting
has the proper rise and combustible clearances required. Refer to
venting charts in fireplace instruction manual.
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VERTICAL TERMINATION
Locate and mark the center point of the venting pipe. Using a nail
on the underside of the roof and drive this nail through this center
point. Make the outline of the roof hole around this center point.
When terminating the vent cap near an exterior wall or overhang,
maintain minimum clearances as shown in Figure 43.
NOTE: Size of the roof hole dimensions depend on the pitch of
the roof. There must be a 1 inch clearance (25mm) to the
vertical pipe sections. This clearance is to all combustible
material.
Conduct an inspection of the venting system semi-annually.
Recommended areas to inspect are as follows:
1. Check areas of the venting system which are exposed to the
elements for corrosion. These will appear as rust spots or
streaks and, in extreme cases, holes. These components should
immediately be replaced.
2. Remove the cap and shine a flashlight down the vent. Remove
any bird nests or other foreign material.
3. Check for evidence of excessive condensate, such as water
droplets forming in the inner liner and subsequently dripping
out at joints. Condensate can cause corrosion of caps, pipe and
fittings. It may be caused by having excessive lateral runs, too
many elbows and exterior portions of the system being exposed
to cold weather.
4. Inspect joints to verify that no pipe sections or fittings have been
disturbed and, consequently, loosened. Also, check mechanical
supports, such as wall straps or plumbers’ tape for rigidity.
Cover the opening of the vent pipe and cut and frame the roof hole.
Use framing lumber the same size as the roof rafters and install the
frame securely. Flashing anchored to frame must withstand high
winds. The storm collar is placed over this joint to make a water-tight
seal. Non-hardening sealant should be used to completely seal this
flashing installation.
Determining Minimum Vent Height Above the Roof.
WARNING: Major U.S. building codes specify minimum chimney
and/or vent height above the roof top. These minimum heights
are necessary in the interest of safety. These specifications are
summarized in Figures 42 and 43.
LOWEST
DISCHARGE
OPENING
VENT CAP
General Maintenance
Venting terminal shall not be recessed into a wall or siding.
A removable panel or other means must be provided in the enclosure
for visual inspection of the flue connection.
GAS VENT
NOTE: This also pertains to vertical vent systems installed on the
outside of the building.
H
Slide the vertical vent cap over the ends of the vent pipe and secure.
See Figure 44.
ROOF PITCH IS X/12
H (Min.) - Minimum height from
roof to lowest discharge opening
ROOF PITCH
H (Min.)
Flat to 6/12
12" (305 mm)
6/12 to 7/12
15" (381 mm)
Over 7/12 to 8/12
18" (457 mm)
Over 8/12 to 16/12
24" (610 mm)
Over 16/12 to 21/12
36" (914 mm)
Installing the Vent System in a Chase
A chase is a vertical box-like structure built to enclose the gas
appliance and/or it’s vent system. Vertical vent runs on the outside
of a building may be, but are not required to be installed inside a
chase.
Figure 42
Note that for steep roof pitches, the vent height must be increased.
In high wind conditions, nearby trees, adjoining roof lines, steep
pitched roofs, and other similar factors can result in poor draft, or
down-drafting. In these cases, increasing the vent height may solve
this problem.
Figure 44
CAUTION: Treatment of firestop spacers and construction of
the chase may vary with the type of building. These instructions
are not substitutes for the requirements of local building
codes. Therefore, your local building codes must be checked
to determine the requirements for these steps.
Figure 43
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VERTICAL TERMINATION (continued)
NOTE: When installing this vent system in a chase, it is always good
building practice to insulate the chase as you would the outside
walls of your home. This is especially important for cold climate
installations. Upon completion of building your chase framing,
install the vent system by following the instructions in this manual.
Remember to build the chase large enough so that minimum
clearance of combustible materials (including insulation) to the vent
system are maintained.
Installation of Vertical Inlet Baffle
Vertical Through the Roof Applications (Figure 45)
Your Gas Fireplace has been approved for:
a) Vertical installations up to 40 feet in height.
b)Two sets of 45 degree elbow offsets within these vertical
installations. From 0 to a maximum of 8 ft. a vent pipe can be
used between elbows.
c) Wall straps must be used to support offset pipe every 4'.
This application will require that you first determine the roof pitch
and use the appropriate venting components.
The vertical inlet baffle is to be used only in a completely vertical vent
installation. The vertical inlet baffle can be used when the vertical
vent rise is between 10 feet and 40 feet. To maintain the yellow
flame in the main burner, purchase Vertical Inlet baffle, VIB6A for
use with 6 5/8" diameter vent systems. These are available from
your Empire Comfort Systems, Inc. distributor or dealer.
In a vertical vent rise the rear (yellow) flame on the main burner can
be reduced due to the drawing action from the flue exhaust pipe and
the air inlet pipe. A decrease in the height or the appearance of the
yellow flame may occur when the vertical vent rise is between 10
feet and 40 feet. To enhance the yellow flame on the main burner,
the vertical inlet baffle can be attached to the direct vent high wind
vertical top.
45°
8’ (2.44M)
MAXIMUM
FLEX VENT
35’
(10.67M)
MAXIMUM
TYPICAL ROOF
SUPPORT
8’ (2.44M)
MAXIMUM
45°
40’
(12.19M)
MAXIMUM
Please refer to the instructions included with the Air Inlet Baffle Kit
for proper installation.
Reassembly and Resealing Vent Pipe System
Attach vent pipe to inlet and outlet vent adaptor on fireplace in either
the vertical or horizontal position, replace horizontal and vertical pipe
lengths, elbows and horizontal or vertical termination kit.
TYPICAL JOIST
SUPPORT
Figure 45
All rigid pipe vent system components lock into place by sliding the
concentric pipe section with four (4) equally spaced interior beads
onto the appliance collar or previously installed component end with
four (4) equally spaced indented sections. When the internal beads
of each starting outer pipe line up, rotate pipe section clockwise 90°
(approximately 3 inches). The vent pipe is now locked together.
Continue replacing components per the vent system configuration.
Be certain that each succeeding vent component is securely fitted
and locked into the preceding component in the vent system.
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS/FLAME APPEARANCE
After 10 to 15 minutes of normal operation at full rate, the flame appearance should have random yellow flames. Natural gas burners
will tend to have blue flames with yellow flame tips.
NOTE: All flames will be random by design, flame height will go
up and down.
During manufacturing, some components of this appliance are
treated with certain oils, films or bonding agents. These chemicals
are not harmful, but may produce annoying smoke and smells as
they cure or burn off during the initial operation of the appliance,
possibly causing headaches, eye, or lung irritation. This is a normal
and temporary occurrence.
The initial break-in operation should be 5 to 10 minutes on (at the
highest setting) then let cool for 10 to 15 minutes. Repeat this On/
Off cycle two to three times to cure sealants. Provide additional
ventilation by opening windows or doors to allow odors to dissipate.
Any odors remaining after this initial break-in will be slight and will
disappear with continued use.
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PERIODIC CLEANING – Refer to parts diagram for location of
items discussed below.
• Do not use cleaning fluid to clean logs or any part of heater.
• Remove loose particles and dust from the burner areas, controls
and liners.
• Inspect and clean burner air intake (air shutter opening).
Remove lint or particles with brush. Failure to keep air intake
hole clean will result in sooting and poor combustion.
ANNUAL CLEANING/INSPECTION – Refer to parts diagram for
location of items discussed below.
• Inspect and clean burner air intake hole. Remove lint or particles
with vacuum or brush. Failure to keep air intake hole clean will
result in sooting and poor combustion.
• Inspect and clean all burner ports.
• Inspect pilot for proper operation.
• Verify flame pattern for proper operation.
• Verify smooth and responsive ignition of main burner.
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RF OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
RF VALVE OPERATION (AF-4040 Electronic Gas Valve system
only)
Please refer to the separate instructions for detailed operation and
programming of the Multi-function Remote Control.
The AF-4040 Electronic Gas Control Valve features a Remote controlled High/Low Variable - 6 Volt DC Motor Drive. This gas control
uses a spark to pilot burner assembly. For use with Propane or
natural gas (pre-set at the factory).
This gas control system includes the items identified in Figure 46.
SPECIAL FEATURES ON THE CONTROL MODULE
The Control Module has two special pilot mode features built into
the system.
CONTINUOUS PILOT FEATURE: This allows the user to change
from a spark to pilot system to a standing pilot system.
1. There is a switch located on the right side of the Control
Module (#4) that reads CONTINUOUS PILOT ON/OFF. This
switch will allow the user to select the pilot mode of operation.
2. When the continuous pilot switch is in the OFF position and
the appliance turned ON, the pilot will spark and light, then the
main burner will light as well. When the appliance is turned
OFF, the pilot and main burner will shut OFF.
3. When the continuous pilot switch is in the ON position and
the appliance is turned ON, the pilot will spark and light. Then
when the appliance is turned OFF the pilot will remain ON,
but the main burner will shut OFF. NOTICE: The Continuous pilot mode setting is generally recommended on Direct Vent appliances during cold climate
seasons to help keep the firebox and flue warm which will
help induce proper draft on initial start ups..
2. When the remote/off switch is in the OFF position the appliance will operate from an appliance mounted rocker switch
(#3) or optional wall switch connected to the two (2) BROWN
wires on the Control Module.
3. When the remote/off switch is in the REMOTE position the
appliance will operate from the Remote Control transmitter.
The Control Module must be programmed to the Remote Control.
1. To program, located the learn button on the left side of the
Control Module. Press and release the learn button. There
will be a beep sound from the Control Module, then press any
key on the remote transmitter. Once the internal receiver accepts the transmitter code there will be a series of confirming
beeps.
2. To switch between the NG and LP step motor settings, press
and hold the learn button for 20 seconds. The module should
emit a short beep (less than 1 second) to indicate that the
control was switched from NG (default setting) to LP. When
switching back from LP to NG, the control should emit a long
beep (3 seconds).
POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM
The Gas Control system is powered by a standard 110 volt AC
through a 6.0 volt DC adaptor. The AC adaptor is connected to the
Control Module with two 1/4” female terminals.
This control system also includes a Battery Back-up pack that allows the Gas Control system only to operate in the event of a
power outage.
NOTICE: The Accent Light and/or Blower features will not operate
during a power outage.
NOTICE: All Batteries should be replaced at least once each year,
preferably at the beginning of the heating season.
REMOTE CONTROL FEATURE: The Control Module has a built
in remote control receiver which allows the user to program the
hand held remote transmitter.
1. There is a switch located on the right side of the Control Module that reads REMOTE/OFF.
7
5
2
1
4
6
Index No.
Part No.
Description
1
R10418
Battery Back-up
2
R10415
AF Valve, RF
3
R2522
Off/On Switch
4
R11007
AF Control Module
5
R10416
AF Extension Module
6
R10419
AC Adapter
R10423
Pilot Assembly - Nat
R10424
Pilot Assembly - LP
Not Shown
R11006
Remote Control
Not Shown
R10498
8 Pin Wire Harness
Not Shown
R10499
5 Pin Wire Harness
7
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RF MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS
MAINTENANCE
Maintenance frequency must be determined individually for each
application. Some considerations are:
• Exposure to water, dirt, chemicals and heat can damage the
gas control and shut down the control system.
• Cycling frequency. Appliances that may cycle 20,000 times
annually should be checked monthly.
• Intermittent use. Appliances that are used seasonally should
be checked before shutdown and again before the next use.
• Dusty, wet or corrosive environment. Because these environments can cause the gas control to deteriorate more rapidly,
the system should be checked more often.
• Any control should be replaced if it does not perform properly
on checkout or service. In addition, replace any module if it is
wet or looks like it has been wet.
WARNING
Fire or explosion hazard. Can cause property damage, sever
injury or death.
Do not attempt to take apart the gas control or to clean it. Improper assembly and cleaning can cause unreliable operation.
SERVICE
Do not disassemble the gas control; it contains non-replaceable
components. Attempted disassembly or repair can damage the
control.
Exactly follow the warnings and the lighting instructions.
1. Before lighting, smell around the appliance area for gas. If
the appliance uses LP (bottled) gas, be sure to smell next to
the floor because LP gas is heavier than air. If you smell gas,
immediately shut off the manual valve in the gas piping to the
appliance or on LP at the tank. Do not try to light any appliance. Do not touch any electrical switch or use the phone.
Leave the building and call your gas supplier. If your gas supplier cannot be reached, call the fire department.
2. The gas control must be replaced if it has been flooded with
water. Call a qualified service technician.
3. The gas control is a safety device. It must be replaced in case
of any physical damage such as bent terminals, missing parts,
stripped threads, or evidence of exposure to excessive heat.
TROUBLESHOOTING
IMPORTANT: All service and trouble-shooting procedures should
be performed by an experienced qualified service technician.
If the pilot will not stay lit:
1. Confirm that the “S” wire and the “I” wire are properly connected to the Control Module “S” and “I” terminals.
2. Confirm that the Spark to Pilot burner is properly grounded to
the Gas Control Valve and the Control Module.
3. Check the power source from the 6-volt power adaptor or the
Battery Back-up pack connection and condition of batteries.
4. Check the position of the CONTINUOUS PILOT switch on the
Control Module. If main burner does not come ON when the
manual switch and remote control is turned ON:
a. Confirm that the pilot sparks and lights.
b. Check the two (2) pin plastic connectors that plug into the
face of the Gas Control valve.
c. Confirm that the Gas Control valve is properly grounded
to the Control Module.
OPTIONAL GAS CONVERSION KITS
Please contact your dealer or distributor for the proper Conversion
kit for these fireplace models. Conversion kits will include complete instructions, minimum rate screw, plus the pilot and main
burner orifice for the gas type required. The AF-4040 Electronic
Gas Control Valve is convertible to use either natural or propane
gas by simply turning a small Rotary knob located at the front of
the gas valve. This rotary knob is located under a small rubber cap
and should only be adjusted when converting gas type.
WARNING
The gas type has been pre-set at the factory and must not be
changed unless a complete conversion is made which includes
changing of the gas pilot injector, minimum rate screw and main
burner orifice.
Follow the operating instructions provided by the manufacturer of
your heating appliance.
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RF WIRING DIAGRAM
BLOWER
BATTERY
BACK-UP
120V EXTENSION
MODULE
LIGHT
(OPTIONAL)
FAN
MOTOR
POWER
IPI
(GND)
G COMM.
MAIN
Continuous
Pilot
Off/On
Remote/Off
PILOT
Learn MOTOR COMM.
GREEN
BLACK
Stepper
Motor
BROWN
LIGHTS
WHITE
ORANGE
GAS CONTROL
VALVE
AUX
ON/OFF
SWITCH
ADJ.
S
PILOT
I
ORANGE
WHITE
ELECTRONIC
CONTROL MODULE
JUNCTION BOX
NOTICE: For "RF" Fireplace models with Premium Multi-Function Remote Control, Refer to the separate instructions for operation of the
remote control system.
Figure 47
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RF STANDING PILOT LIGHTING INSTRUCTIONS
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 has a pilot which must be lighted with
the remote control. When lighting the pilot, follow these
instructions exactly.
B. BEFORE LIGHTING, smell around the appliance area for
gas. Be sure to smell next to the floor because some gas
in heavier than air and will settle on the floor.
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 can not reach your gas
supplier, call the fire department.
C. Use only the remote control to operate the gas control
knob. Never use tools. If valve does not operate, don't
try to repair it, call a qualified service technician. Force
or attemtped 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.
LIGHTING INSTRUCTIONS
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
STOP! Read the safety information above.
Turn OFF electric power to the appliance.
Open bottom louver assembly.
to "ON"
Turn gas cock counterclockwise
position.
Wait ten (10) 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 on this label.
If you do not smell gas, go to the next step.
Turn ON electric power to the appliance.
Find pilot - Follow metal tube from gas control. The pilot
is behind the burner on the right side.
Using the remote control, turn main flame to "ON." If the
pilot does not light within 60 seconds, stop and go to Step
5.
9.
Refer to remote control instructions for detailed information,
control features, and operation. Note: There is a switch on
the side of the Electronic Control Module that allows for
a continuous standing pilot mode or an intermittent pilot
mode. See appliance manual for location of this switch.
If the pilot or burner does not stay lit (in the standing
pilot mode), stop and immediately call a qualified service
technician or gas supplier.
10. If the burner or pilot does not operate properly after
several tries, turn the gas control knob clockwise
to "OFF" and call your service technician or
gas supplier.
11. Close bottom louver assembly.
12. Operation of the gas valve, blower, and/or optional light
must be controlled by using the hand held remote control.
Refer to remote instructions for detailed operation
information.
ELECTRODE
PILOT
FLAME
SENSOR
OFF
ON
TO TURN OFF GAS TO APPLIANCE
1. Turn off all electric power to the appliance if service is to
be performed (if applicable).
2. Open bottom louver assembly.
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3. Locate On/Off gas cock and turn clockwise to
"OFF." Do not force.
4. Close bottom louver assembly.
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MAINTENANCE AND SERVICE
Please Note
It is normal for appliances fabricated of steel to give off
some expansion and/or contraction noise during the start
up or cool down cycle. Similar noises are found with your
furnace heat exchanger or car engine.
It is not unusual for your gas fireplace to give off some odor the
first time it is burned. This is due to the curing of the paint and any
undetected oil from the manufacturing process.
Please ensure that your room is well ventilated - open all
windows.
Glass Removal
1. Remove Surround Panel Face Assembly.
2. Release two glass frame clamps at bottom of the firebox.
3. Release two glass frame clamps at top of firebox.
4. Remove glass frame(s) by pulling straight forward.
Glass Assembly Replacement
5. Place glass frame onto firebox.
6. Attach two glass frame clamps at top of firebox.
7. Attach two glass frame clamps at the bottom of the firebox.
8. Reinstall Surround Panel Face Assembly.
IMPORTANT: Turn off gas before servicing appliance. It is
recommended that a qualified service person perform these checkups at the beginning of each heating season.
• Clean Burner and Control Compartment
Keep the control compartment and burner areas clean by
vacuuming or brushing at least twice a year.
Cleaning Procedure
1. Turn off pilot light.
2. Remove glass front. (See Glass Removal)
3. Vacuum burner compartment.
4. Reinstall glass front.
5. Ignite pilot. (See Lighting Instructions)
6. Operate the pilot burner. If it appears abnormal, call a service
person.
• Check Vent System
The appliance and venting system should be inspected before
initial use and at least annually by a qualified service person.
Inspect the external vent cap on a regular basis to make sure
that no debris is interfering with the air flow.
Glass Cleaning
It will be necessary to clean the glass periodically. During start-up
condensation, which is normal, forms on the inside of the glass and
causes lint, dust and other airborne particles to cling to the glass
surface. Also initial paint curing may deposit a slight film on the
glass. It is therefore recommended that the glass be cleaned two or
three times with a non-abrasive household cleaner and warm water
(we recommend gas fireplace glass cleaner). After that the glass
should be cleaned two or three times during each heating season
depending on the circumstances present.
GLASS FRAME
CLAMP
GLASS FRAME
ASSEMBLY
General Glass Information
Warning: Do not operate appliance with the glass front
removed, cracked or broken. Replacement of the glass
should be done by a licensed or qualified service person.
Only glass approved for use by the manufacturer in fireplace may
be used for replacement. The glass replacement should be done
by a licensed or qualified service person.
WARNING:
1. The use of substitute glass will void all product warranties.
2. Care must be taken to avoid breakage of the glass.
3. Under no circumstances should this appliance be operated without
the glass front or with a broken glass front. Replacement of the
glass (with gasket) as supplied by the manufacturer should be
done by a qualified service person.
4. Do not abuse the glass by striking or hitting the glass.
GLASS FRAME
CLAMP
Figure 48
Reassembly and Resealing Gas Accumulation Relief System
Glass Frame Assembly and Combustion Chamber
Whenever the glass frame assembly is pivoted to open by a delayed
ignition in the main burner, the glass frame assembly gaskets and
combustion chamber must be examined by a qualified service person
for damage. All damaged gaskets on the glass frame assembly
and combustion chamber must be replaced by a qualified service
person. If damage occurs to the combustion chamber, it must be
replaced by a qualified service person.
WARNING: Do not use abrasive cleaners on glass. Do not
attempt to clean glass when glass is hot.
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PARTS LIST
INDEX
NO.
PART NO.
COMMON PARTS
31
11269
GAS LINE BRACKET
1
17149
TOP STANDOFF
32
26307
VALVE BRACKET
2
28341
TOP COVER
34
P239
NIPPLE, 1 1/2"
3
R11053
INSULATION, TOP WIDE
4
R11052
INSULATION, TOP NARROW
35
R10415
VALVE, LP & NAT (AMERICAN
FLAME)
5
R7566
INLET VENT ADAPTOR
36
R2423
CONNECTOR, MALE 5/16 X 3/8 NPT
6
R7573
INLET VENT GASKET
7
17155
FLUE OUTLET ASSEMBLY
8
M163
GASKET, FLUE CONNECTOR
9
29057
SPRING RETAINER ASSEMBLY
10
28990
GLASS DOOR FRAME ASSEMBLY
11
28688
NAILING FLANGE
12
R7571
13
DESCRIPTION
INDEX
NO.
PART NO.
DESCRIPTION
37
28950
TUBING ASSEMBLY, INLET
N/S
R7591
FLEXLINE W/SHUTOFF VALVE
N/S*
R10416
EXTENSION MODULE
N/S*
R11007
CONTROL MODULE
N/S*
R2522
SWITCH, ON/OFF
N/S*
R10418
BATTERY BACKUP
3/8" ROMEX CONNECTOR
N/S*
R10419
AC ADAPTER
27730
JUNCTION BOX MOUNTING
BRACKET
N/S*
R11006
REMOTE CONTROL, AF MULTIFUNCTION
14
R3490
JUNCTION BOX
15
28951
BAFFLE, FLUE
16
26383
17
DLCX36SP93N-1
19a
R10423
BLOWER ASSY (RF FBB5-1)
22a
P305
ORIFICE (NAT. GAS) 2.75mm
28946BL
LINER SIDE, PORCELAIN
33a
R11044
18
28343BL
BURNER COVER
REGULATOR, MAXITROL 5.3"
W.C.(NAT).
20
R9189
GASKET, PILOT
N/S
R10430
21
R11027
TUBE BURNER
23
R7624
AIR SHUTTER
24
R7575
JAMB NUT
25
28332
BURNER SUPPPORT, AIR SHUTTER
END
26
P212
FITTING, ORIFICE
27
28331
BURNER SUPPORT
28
28328
BAFFLE, BURNER - MEDIUM
29
28327
BAFFLE, BURNER - LARGE
30
28329
BURNER BASE
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PILOT ASSEMBLY, NAT
MINIMUM RATE SCREW - # 37
DLCX36SP93P-1
19b
R10424
PILOT ASSEMBLY, LPG
22b
P250
33b
R11045
REGULATOR, MAXITROL 11.7"
W.C.(LPG).
N/S
R10428
MINIMUM RATE SCREW - # 52
ORIFICE (LP GAS) 1.65 mm
N/S*: Not Shown on Parts View. See page 39 for location and
identification of parts.
Use Only Manufacturer’s Replacement Parts. Use of Any Other Parts Could Cause Injury Or Death.
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PARTS VIEW
1
1
2
4
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
9
9
9
11
11
11
11
11
11
11
17
13
16
12
15
17
11
10
19
14
21
23
20
22
27
28
29
25
26
24
27
18
31
30
32
37
33
34
36
35
9
9
9
9
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ACCENT LAMP
Your Direct Vent Gas Fireplace comes equipped with an "Accent
Lamp." The light has been pre-wired and is controlled from the
Remote Control.
If in the event the lamp or lens needs to be replaced, follow the
instructions below:
1. Unplug the Accent Lamp/transformer from the junction box
inside the fireplace.
2. Remove the four screws that secure the lens frame. This frame
retains the glass lens. The bulb can now be accessed.
Note: Do not handle the lamp (bulb) with bare fingers, protect with
clean dry cloth.
The lamp will pull straight out of the socket.
When re-installing, ensure integrity of gasket seal.
COVER
LAMP
GASKET
THE FIREBOX MUST BE SEALED.
Over-tightening the screws could break the lens.
"Light Leakage" from the upper area may be observed. The holes
in the lamp housing are necessary for ventilation and must not be
covered.
GLASS
REPLACEMENT BULBS
Replacement bulbs are available locally at most hardware, appliance
or building supply stores. Replace with a G9 (120V/25W) series
halogen bulb.
BEZEL
Part Number
Description
23116
Cover
R11117
Lamp
R9658
Gasket
R9341
Glass
R9342
Bezel
Figure 49 - Accent Lamp Parts
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OPTIONAL DECORATIVE GLASS PLACEMENT
WARNING
Failure to position the parts in accordance with the diagrams and instructions below or failure to use only parts
specifically approved for use with this heater may result in
property damage or personal injury.
NOTE: The DLCX36SP Fireplace may be operated with or
without the Decorative glass accessory options. Follow the directions below should you choose to enhance your Loft Fireplace with any one of the available decorative glass options.
2. To install the Decorative Glass, cut off a corner of the plastic bag to apply the glass to the top shelf on the Loft burner
cover. See Figure 50. Apply only enough glass to cover the
black metal surfaces. Do not allow the glass to fall around the
burner tube. See Figure 51. Apply the remaining decorative
glass to the front sloped surfaces of the Top Cover. Start by
placing the glass along the front edges of the top cover, then
gradually add the glass up the sloped areas until completely
covered. Do not allow the glass to fall around the burner tube.
See Figure 52.
CAUTION: Glass must not be placed on the burner.
DECORATIVE GLASS ACCESSORY PLACEMENT
The Decorative Glass options are available in various colors.
Choose the proper size kit for use with your particular Loft Fireplace. See Page 48.
CAUTION: Use of gloves and eye protection is required while
applying the decorative glass.
INSTALLATION
1. Application of the Decorative Glass should only be performed
after the Fireplace has been fully installed, secured and tested
for leaks. If operating the burner with a Remote Control, make
sure all batteries are installed and that the burner operates
with the remote correctly.
Figure 51
DECORATIVE GLASS
Figure 52
GLASS MUST NOT BE PLACED ON TOP OF OR
NEXT TO BURNER. GLASS TO BE PLACED ONLY
TO THE OUTSIDE OF THE FLANGED OPENING.
Figure 50
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SURROUND OPTIONS
The following accessory parts can be obtained from your Empire Comfort Systems dealer. If you need additional information beyond
what your dealer can furnish, contact Empire Comfort Systems Inc., Nine Eighteen Freeburg Ave., Belleville, Illinois 62220.
6”
5 5/8”
38 1/4”
5 5/8”
6”
32 1/2
Standard Contemporary Surround
•
Black - DF36M4BL
•
Black & Stainless - DF36M4BLSS
Note: One standard contemporary surround required for
each side of the DLCX36SP fireplace.
ACCESSORIES
DVFS36SXBL Firescreen (Optional)
OPTIONAL DECORATIVE GLASS ACCESSORIES
Contact your dealer for available optional decorative glass media recommended for use with this fireplace. See below for the square foot
area of the burner cover. Use the square foot area information as a guide to order the proper amount of media material recommended.
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Model
Burner Cover Area (Sq. Ft.)
DLCX36SP
4.0
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MASTER PARTS DISTRIBUTOR LIST
To Order Parts Under Warranty, please contact your local Empire dealer. See the dealer locator at www.empirecomfort.
com. To provide warranty service, your dealer will need your name and address, purchase date and serial number, and the
nature of the problem with the unit.
To Order Parts After the Warranty Period, please contact your dealer or one of the Master Parts Distributors listed below.
This list changes from time to time. For the current list, please click on the Master Parts button at www.empirecomfort.com.
Please note: Master Parts Distributors are independent businesses that stock the most commonly ordered Original
Equipment repair parts for Heaters, Grills, and Fireplaces manufactured by Empire Comfort Systems Inc.
Dey Distributing
1401 Willow Lake Boulevard
Vadnais Heights, MN 55101
Victor Division of F. W. Webb Company
200 Locust Street
Hartford, CT 06114
Phone: 651-490-9191
Toll Free: 800-397-1339
Website: www.deydistributing.com
Parts: Heater, Hearth and Grills
Phone: 860-722-2433
Toll Free: 800-243-9360
Fax: 860-293-0479
Toll Free Fax: 800-274-2004
Websites: www.fwwebb.com & www.victormfg.com
Parts: Heater, Hearth and Grills
East Coast Energy Products
10 East Route 36
West Long Branch, NJ 07764
Able Distributors
2501 North Central Avenue
Chicago, IL 60639
Phone: 732-870-8809
Toll Free: 800-755-8809
Fax: 732-870-8811
Website: www.eastcoastenergy.com
Parts: Heater, Hearth and Grills
Phone: 773-889-5555
Toll Free: 800-880-2253
Fax: 773-466-1118
Website: www. abledistributors.com
Parts: Heater
HOW TO ORDER REPAIR PARTS
Parts Not Under Warranty
Parts can be ordered through your Service Person, Dealer, or a Master Parts Distributor. See this page for the Master Parts Distributors list. For best results, the service person or dealer should order parts through the distributor. Parts can be shipped directly to the
service person/dealer.
Warranty Parts
Warranty parts will need a proof of purchase and can be ordered by your Service Person or Dealer. Proof of purchase is required for
warranty parts.
All parts listed in the Parts List have a Part Number. When ordering parts, first obtain the Model Number and Serial Number from the
name plate on your equipment. Then determine the Part Number (not the Index Number) and the Description of each part from the following illustration and part list. Be sure to give all this information . . .
Appliance Model Number
Appliance Serial Number
Part Description
Part Number
Type of Gas (Propane or Natural)
Do not order bolts, screws, washers or nuts. They are standard hardware items and can be purchased at any local hardware store.
Shipments contingent upon strikes, fires and all causes beyond our control.
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WARRANTY
Empire Comfort Systems Inc. warranties this hearth product to be free from defects at the time of purchase and for the periods specified below. Hearth products must be installed by a qualified technician and must be maintained and operated safely, in accordance with
the instructions in the owner’s manual. This warranty applies to the original purchaser only and is not transferable. All warranty repairs
must be accomplished by a qualified gas appliance technician.
Limited Lifetime Parts Warranty – Combustion Chamber, Heat Exchanger, and Factory-Installed Glass
If the combustion chamber, heat exchanger (see parts list) or factory-installed glass fails because of defective workmanship or material, Empire will repair or replace at Empire’s option.
Limited Three-Year Parts Warranty – All Other Components
(Except Remote Controls, Thermostats, Accessories and Replacement Parts)
Should any part fail because of defective workmanship or material within three years from the date of purchase, Empire will
repair or replace at Empire’s option..
Limited One-Year Parts Warranty – Remote Controls, Thermostats, Accessories, and Parts
Should any remote control, thermostat, accessory, or other part fail because of defective workmanship within one year from
the date of purchase, Empire will repair or replace at Empire’s option.
Duties Of The Owner
The appliance must be installed by a qualified installer and operated in accordance with the instructions furnished with the appliance.
A bill of sale, cancelled check, or payment record should be kept to verify purchase date and establish warranty period.
Ready access to the appliance for service.
What Is Not Covered
Damages that might result from the use, misuse, or improper installation of this appliance.
Travel, diagnostic costs and freight charges on warranted parts to and from the factory.
Claims that do not involve defective workmanship or materials.
Unauthorized service or parts replacements.
Removal and reinstallation cost.
Inoperable due to improper or lack of maintenance.
How To Get Service
To make a claim under this warranty, please have your receipt available and contact your installing dealer. Provide the dealer
with the model number, serial number, type of gas, and purchase verification. The installing dealer is responsible for providing service and
will contact the factory to initiate any warranted parts replacements. Empire will make replacement parts available at the factory. Shipping
expenses are not covered.
If, after contacting your Empire dealer, service received has not been satisfactory, contact: Consumer Relations Department,
Empire Comfort Systems Inc., PO Box 529, Belleville, Illinois 62222, or send an e-mail to info@empirecomfort.com with “Consumer Relations” in the subject line.
Your Rights Under State Law
This warranty gives your specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights, which vary from state to state.
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APPLIANCE SERVICE HISTORY
Date
Dealer Name
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Service Technician Name
Service Performed/Notes
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EMPIRE
Comfort Systems
Empire Comfort Systems Inc.
918 Freeburg Ave. Belleville, IL 62220
If you have a general question about our products, please e-mail us at
info@empirecomfort.com.
If you have a service or repair question, please contact your dealer.
www.empirecomfort.com
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