INSTALLATION & OPERATING
INSTRUCTIONS
RHW-41 & RHW-47
WOODBURNING FIREPLACE
Note: An arrow () found in the text and in the index signifies change in content.
WARNING!
Improper installation, adjustment, alteration, service or maintenance can cause injury or property damage. Refer to this
manual. For assistance or additional information, consult a qualified installer, service agency or the gas supplier.
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Table of Contents
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
F.
G.
H.
I.
Design and Installation Considerations ........................................................................................... 3
Listings and Code Approvals .......................................................................................................... 4
Description of the Fireplace System .............................................................................................. 4
Fireplace System Components ...................................................................................................... 5
Pre-Installation Preparation .......................................................................................................... 10
Chimney Requirements ................................................................................................................ 12
Installation of Fireplace ................................................................................................................ 15
Constructing a Chase .................................................................................................................. 22
Operating Instructions .................................................................................................................. 25
Maintenance Instructions ............................................................................................................. 29
Index ........................................................................................................................................... 31
Warranty ...................................................................................................................................... 32
CAUTION:
Do not expose the fireplace to the elements (i.e. rain, etc.) and keep the fireplace dry at all times. Wet insulation
will produce an odor when the fireplace is used.
WARNING!
This appliance is tested and listed for use only with the optional accessories listed in these instructions. Use
of optional accessories not specifically tested for this appliance could void the warranty and/or result in a
safety hazard.
Safety Precautions
1.
Please read these installation instructions completely before beginning installation procedures. Failure to follow
them could cause a fireplace malfunction resulting in serious injury and/or property damage.
2.
Always check your local building codes prior to installation. The installation must comply with all local, regional,
state and national codes and regulations.
3.
An adequate supply of replacement combustion air from outside the house must be available to the fire for the
fireplace to operate properly. To achieve this, the use of the optional outside air kit is highly recommended.
In the event the home is unusually tightly sealed, the optional combustion air kit may not provide all the air required
to support combustion. Hearth & Home Technologies is not responsible for any smoking or related problems that
may result from the lack of adequate combustion air. It is the responsibility of the builder/contractor to ensure that
adequate combustion air has been provided for the fireplace.
4.
The fireplace must be installed with the Hearth & Home Technologies SL Series Chimney System.
The chimney system must always terminate outside the building. Be sure to follow all chimney specifications given
in these installation instructions.
5.
NEVER leave children unattended when there is a fire burning in the fireplace.
6.
This fireplace is built for solid fuel only. NEVER use gasoline, gasoline type lantern fuel, kerosene, charcoal light
fluid, or similar liquids in this fireplace. Keep any flammable liquids a safe distance from the fireplace.
7.
DO NOT use chimney cleaners or flame colorants in your fireplace.
8.
The flue damper must be open at all times when the fireplace is in use.
9.
While servicing this fireplace, always shut off any electricity or gas to the fireplace. This will prevent possible electric
shock or burns. Also, make sure the fireplace is completely cooled before servicing.
10. To ensure a safe fireplace system and to prevent the build up of soot and creosote, inspect and clean the fireplace
and chimney prior to use and periodically during the burning season. See “Maintenance Instructions” in this manual
for cleaning instructions.
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DESIGN AND INSTALLATION CONSIDERATIONS
When selecting a location for your woodburning fireplace, it is important to evaluate a number of considerations. Modern
construction techniques can create conditions that may not allow your chimney to draft properly. This may result in
smoke spillage from your fireplace, as well as cause other combustion appliances to operate incorrectly.
Tightly sealed construction is important for energy efficiency. Unfortunately, a great deal of effort has been directed to
tightening up sidewall construction, while considerably less attention has been paid to tightening upper portions of the
warm air envelope (insulated ceilings). This has increased the “Stack Effect”, a condition that increases the negative
pressure generated by the structure. This negative pressure will directly affect the drafting performance of a fireplace
chimney. To minimize the negative pressure generated by stack effect, make certain that all duct work installed in the
attic spaces is sealed airtight. Minimize the number of recessed light fixtures installed in the insulated ceiling, and use
sealed recessed light fixtures. Finally, make certain the whole house fans and attic access panels are tightly sealed.
These are important design considerations that must be observed during the design and construction stage of the
home.
If you desire to put a fireplace in your basement, we recommend that you consider a direct vent gas fireplace. Basements
always have a significant negative air pressure that causes the fireplace system to be more susceptible to smoke
spillage and cold flue back drafting. Since direct vent gas fireplaces are sealed, they are not affected by the negative
pressure that exists in basements.
Finally, woodburning fireplaces perform best when their chimney (roof termination) is located on the upper half of the
roof, especially when cathedral ceilings are present. Chimneys that are located on the lower half of the roof realize what
is known as “lazy flue” and will not draft as well as a chimney that is located in the upper portion of the roof. The reason
for this is that the stack effect generated by the overall height of the living spaces inside the house will exceed the draft
generated by the chimney system. If you desire to place a woodburning fireplace in a location where the termination cap
would be located on the lower half of a roof, such as on an outside wall at the base of a cathedral ceiling, we recommend
that you consider using a direct vent gas fireplace. This will assure the homeowner a fireplace that operates correctly.
These properties do not affect just your woodburning factory-built fireplace. They can cause any woodburning fireplace
as well as any conventionally vented (B-vent) gas appliance to operate improperly. Careful planning at this stage of your
project will ensure satisfaction with the operation of your fireplace once it is completed.
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A. LISTINGS AND CODE APPROVALS
This fireplace system has been tested and listed in
accordance with UL127 and ULC-S610 standards, and has
been listed by Underwriters Laboratories Inc. for installation
and operation in the United States and Canada as described
in this manual.
This fireplace has been tested and listed for use with the
optional components listed on page 5. These optional
components may be purchased separately and installed
at a later date. However, installation of an outside air kit
will require significant reconstruction, and should be
installed at the time of the initial fireplace installation.
Check with your local building code agency prior to installing
this fireplace to ensure compliance with local codes,
including the need for permits and follow-up inspections. If
you need assistance during installation, please contact your
local dealer or the Heat-N-Glo Technical Services
Department, Hearth & Home Technologies Inc.,
1-888-427-3973.
Heat-N-Glo® is a registered trademark of Hearth & Home
Technologies Inc.
WARNING!
This fireplace and its components are designed to be installed and operated as a system. Any alteration to or
substitution for items in this system, unless allowed by these installation instructions, will void the Underwriters Laboratories listing and may void the product warranty. It may also create a hazardous installation. Read
through these instructions thoroughly before starting your installation and follow them carefully throughout
your project.
B. DESCRIPTION OF THE FIREPLACE SYSTEM
1.
The Heat-N-Glo fireplace system consists of the following:
a. Fireplace/Integral Grate
b. Refractory
c. Chimney Termination Cap
d. Chimney System
e. Hearth Extension
2.
Optional Components Include:
a. Glass Doors
b. Chimney Air Kit
c. Outside Combustion Air System
Note: Illustrations used throughout these instructions
reflect “typical installations” and are for design purposes
only. Actual installation may vary slightly due to individual
design preferences. However, minimum and maximum
clearances must be maintained at all times.
The illustrations and diagrams used throughout these
installation instructions are not drawn to scale.
Figure 1 - Typical Fireplace System
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C. SYSTEM COMPONENTS
1. Fireplace Components
Catalog #
RHW-41
HX3
Description:
RHW-47
HX4
DM1036
DM1042
DM1036B
DM1042B
DM1036S
DM1042S
DMA1036B
DMA1042B
GR25
GR26
AK14
Fireplace, includes integral grate and hearth protection strips
Hearth Extension
Original Bifold Glass Doors - Black Finish
Original Bifold Glass Doors - Polished Brass Finish
Original Bifold Glass Doors - Stainless Steel Finish
Arched Cabinet Style Glass Door - Polished Brass Finish
Integral Grate (included with fireplace)
Outside Air Kit
GLASS DOORS
DM Series
Bifold Glass Doors
DMA Series
Arched Cabinet Glass Doors
INTEGRAL GRATE
(Supplied)
HEARTH EXTENSION
GR25
GR26
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CAT. #
A
B
HX3
52 in.
16 in.
HX4
66 in.
20 in.
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Cat. #
A
B
C
D
RHW-41 36 in. 41 in. 25-1/4 in. 12-5/8 in.
RHW-47
42 in. 47 in. 31-1/4 in. 15-5/8 in.
Fireplace Dimensions
OUTSIDE AIR KIT
AK14
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2. Chimney Components
The following pictures show only those chimney components which may be safely used with this fireplace.
Catalog #
CAK4A
Chimney Air Kit
ID4
Insulated Duct/Outside Air
UD4
Uninsulated Duct/Outside Air
SL306
Chimney Section - 6 in. long
SL312
Chimney Section - 12 in. long
SL318
Chimney Section - 18 in. long
SL324
Chimney Section - 24 in. long
SL336
Chimney Section - 36 in. long
SL348
Chimney Section - 48 in. long
SL3
SL315
Chimney Stabilizer
Chimney Offset/Return - 15-degree
SL330
Chimney Offset/Return - 30-degree
FS338
Firestop - Straight
FS339
Firestop - 15-degree
FS340
Firestop - 30-degree
AS8
JB877
SL300 Straight Attic Insulation Shield, 24 in.
Chimney Joint Band
CB876
Chimney Bracket
RF370
Roof Flashing - Flat to 6/12 Pitch
RF371
Roof Flashing - 6/12 to 12/12 Pitch
TR344
Round Termination Cap
TR342
Round Telescoping Termination Cap
ST375
Square Termination Cap
TS345
Square Termination Cap
TS345P
Square Termination Cap - Painted
TCT375
Terra Cotta Termination Cap
CT35
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Chase Top
LDS33
Decorative Shroud - 3 ft x 3 ft
LDS46
Decorative Shroud - 4 ft x 6 ft
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Chimney Sections
Catalog #
A
B
SL306
6 in.
4-3/4 in.
SL312
12 in.
10-3/4 in.
SL318
18 in.
16-3/4 in.
SL324
24 in.
22-3/4 in.
SL336
36 in.
34-3/4 in.
SL348
48 in.
46-3/4 in.
SL3 - Chimney Stabilizer
SL330 - Offset/Return
A = Actual Length
B = Effective length (length of
chimney part after it has
been snapped to another)
Firestop Spacer
Catalog #
A
B
FS338
0-deg.
14-1/2 in.
FS339
15-deg. 18-3/8 in.
FS340
30-deg.
CB876
Chimney Bracket
8
RF370 - Roof Flashing
Flat to 6/12 Pitch
RF371 - Roof Flashing
6/12 to 12/12 Pitch
23 in.
JB877
Joint Band
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Straight Attic
Insulation Shield
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ST375
Square
Termination Cap
LDS33 (3 ft x 3 ft)
LDS46 (4 ft x 6 ft)
Decorative Shroud
TS345/TS345P
Square
Termination Cap
TR344
Round
Termination Cap
TR342
Round Telescoping
Termination Cap
CT35
Chase Top
CAK4A
Chimney Air Kit
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D. PRE-INSTALLATION PREPARATION
1. Fireplace Locations and Space Requirements
Several options are available to you when choosing a location for your fireplace. This fireplace may be used as a
room divider, installed along a wall, across a corner or used in an exterior chase. See Figure 2.
Locating the fireplace in a basement, near frequently opened doors, central heat outlets or returns, or other locations
of considerable air movement can affect the performance and cause intermittent smoke spillage from the front of
the fireplace. Consideration should be given to these factors before deciding on a location.
CLEARANCES!
A minimum 1/2 in. air
clearance
must
be
maintained at the back and
sides of the fireplace
assembly.
Chimney sections at any level
require a 2 in. minimum air
space clearance between the
framing and chimney section.
Figure 2 - Fireplace Locations
Figures 3 and 4 show two typical installations assuming an outside air kit is being used. Therefore, an allowance must
be made for 90° bends. Less space is required when ducting goes directly outside without forming elbows.
These are
rough
framing
dimensions
only.
Cat. #
Cat. #
A
B
RHW-41
42 in. [1067mm] 45 in. [1143mm]
RHW-47
48 in. [1219mm] 51 in. [1295mm]
A
42 in.
RHW-41 [1067mm]
48 in.
RHW-47 [1219mm]
B
C
D
E
72-3/4 in. 36-3/8 in. 15-5/8 in. 51-3/8 in.
[1848mm] [924mm] [397mm] [1305mm]
78-3/4 in. 39-3/8 in. 17-5/8 in. 55-3/8 in.
[2000mm] [1000mm] [448mm] [1407mm]
Figure 4
Corner Installation
Figure 3
Installation Along a Wall or an Exterior Chase
WARNING!
Do not draw outside air from garage spaces. Exhaust products of gasoline engines are hazardous.
Do not install outside air ducts such that the air may be drawn from attic spaces, basements or above the
roofing where other heating appliances or fans and chimneys exhaust or utilize air. These precautions will
reduce the possibility of fireplace smoking or air flow reversal.
WARNING!
To prevent contact with sagging or loose insulation, the fireplace must not be installed against vapor barriers
or exposed insulation. Localized overheating could occur and a fire could result.
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2. Framing the Fireplace
The RHW-41 and RHW-47 fireplaces will fit the framed opening width shown in the table below x 40-1/4 in. tall. The
finished cavity depth must be no less than 23-1/2 in.
Figure 5 shows a typical framing (using 2 x 4 lumber) of the fireplace, assuming combustible materials are used.
All required clearances to combustibles around the fireplace must be adhered to. Any framing across the top of the
fireplace must be above the level of the top standoffs. Chimney sections at any level require a 2 in. minimum air
space clearance between the framing and chimney section.
Figure 5 - Framing the Fireplace
CLEARANCES!
A minimum 1/2 in. air clearance must
be maintained at the back and sides
of the fireplace assembly.
Chimney sections at any level require
a 2 in. minimum air space clearance
between the framing and chimney
section.
WARNING!
Do not apply combustible finishing materials over any part of the black face of this fireplace or a structure fire
may result. The black metal fireplace front may only be covered with noncombustible materials such as ceramic tile, brick, or stone. Do not cover or block any cooling air slots. Do not cover any portion of the opening
to the fireplace that would prevent the installation of an authorized glass door.
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3. Sidewalls/Surrounds
Adjacent combustible side walls must be located a minimum of 12 in. from the fireplace opening. See Figure 6. If
you are using a decorative surround constructed of combustible material, it must be located within the shaded area
defined in Figure 6. Short stub walls are also acceptable if they are contained within the shaded area.
Figure 6 - Sidewalls and Surrounds
E. CHIMNEY REQUIREMENTS
When planning your fireplace location, the chimney construction and necessary clearances must be considered. The
fireplace system and chimney components have been tested to provide flexibility in construction. The following figures
are the minimum distances from the base of the fireplace.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
12
Minimum overall straight height
13 ft
Minimum height with offset/return
14.5 ft
Maximum height
90 ft
Maximum chimney length between an offset and return
12 ft
Maximum distance between chimney stabilizers
35 ft
Double offset/return minimum height
20 ft
Maximum unsupported chimney length between the offset and return
6 ft
Maximum straight unsupported chimney height above the fireplace
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1. Using Offsets and Returns
a.
To bypass any overhead obstructions, the chimney may be offset using a 15-deg or a 30-deg offset/return.
Perform the following steps to determine the correct chimney component combination for your particular
installation.
b.
An offset and return may be attached together or a chimney section(s) may be used between an offset and
return.
1)
Measure how far the chimney needs to be shifted to enable it to avoid the overhead obstacle. See Figure 7,
dimension “A” to determine chimney sections required to achieve the needed shift.
2)
After determining the offset dimension, refer to Table 1 and find the “A” dimension closest to but not less
than the distance of shift needed for your installation.
3)
The “B” dimension that coincides with the “A” dimension represents the required vertical clearance that is
needed to complete the offset and return.
4)
Read across the chart and find the number of chimney sections required and the model number of those
particular chimney parts.
5)
Whenever the chimney penetrates a floor/ceiling, a firestop spacer must be installed.
6)
The effective height of the fireplace assembly is measured from the base of the fireplace to the top of
starter collar. See Figure 6.
WARNING!
Do not combine offsets to create an offset greater than 30 deg from vertical. This may create a fire hazard since the natural draft may be restricted.
Table 1
Offset Chart*
15-degree
A
B
30-degree
A
B
SL306 SL312 SL318 SL324
1-5/8 in. 13-3/8 in. 3-7/8 in. 14-1/2 in.
-
-
-
-
2-7/8 in. 17-3/4 in. 6-1/4 in. 18-5/8 in.
1
-
-
-
4-1/8 in. 22-3/8 in. 8-5/8 in. 22-3/4 in.
2
-
-
-
4-1/2 in. 23-5/8 in. 9-1/4 in. 23-3/4 in.
-
1
-
-
5-3/4 in. 28-1/4 in. 11-5/8 in. 27-7/8 in.
1
1
-
-
-
-
1
-
6 in.
7-1/4 in.
29-3/8 in. 12-1/4 in. 29 in.
-
2
-
-
7-3/4 in. 36-1/8 in. 15-1/4 in. 34-1/8 in.
34 in.
14-5/8 in. 33 in.
-
-
-
1
8-3/4 in. 39-3/4 in. 17-5/8 in. 38-1/4 in.
1
-
-
1
10-3/8 in. 45-5/8 in. 20-5/8 in. 43-1/2 in.
-
-
2
-
10-5/8 in. 46-3/4 in. 21-1/4 in. 44-5/8 in.
-
-
-
-
11-7/8 in. 51-3/8 in. 23-5/8 in. 48-3/8 in.
1
-
-
-
13-1/2 in. 57-1/4 in. 26-5/8 in. 53-7/8 in.
-
-
-
2
13-3/4 in. 58-3/8 in. 27-1/4 in. 55-3/4 in.
-
-
-
-
1
-
-
-
-
1
-
-
15 in.
63 in.
29-5/8 in. 59 in.
16-1/2 in. 68-3/4 in. 32-5/8 in. 64-1/4 in.
74-5/8 in. 35-5/8 in. 69-1/2 in.
-
-
1
-
19-5/8 in. 80-3/8 in. 38-5/8 in. 74-5/8 in.
18 in.
-
-
-
1
20-5/8 in. 84-1/8 in.
1
-
-
1
22-3/4 in. 91-7/8 in. 44-5/8 in. 85 in.
-
-
-
-
24 in. 96-1/2 in. 47 in. 89-1/8 in.
25-7/8 in.103-1/2 in.50-5/8 in. 95-1/2 in.
1
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
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Figure 7 - Chimney Offset/
Return
Example:
Your
“A”
dimension from Figure 7 is
14-1/2 in. Using Table 1 the
dimension closest to, but not
less than 14-1/2 in. is
14-5/8 in. using a 30-deg
offset/return. It is then
determined from the table
that you would need 33 in.
(Dimension “B”) between
the offset and return. The
chimney components that
best fit your application are
two SL312s.
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2. Chimney Height Requirements (above
roof line)
a.
Major building codes specify a minimum chimney
height above the roof top. These specifications
are summarized in what is known as the Ten Foot
Rule. This rule states:
“If the horizontal distance from the side of the
chimney to the peak of the roof is 10 ft or less, the
top of the chimney must be at least 2 ft above the
peak of the roof, but never less than 3 ft in overall
height above the highest point where it passes
through the roof.
“If the horizontal distance from the side of the
chimney to the peak of the roof is more than 10 ft,
a chimney height reference point is established
on the surface of the roof a distance of 10 ft from
the side of the chimney in a horizontal plane. The
top of the chimney must be at least 2 ft above this
reference point, but never less than 3 ft in height
above the highest point where it passes through
the roof.” See Figure 8.
b.
These chimney heights are necessary in the
interest of safety but do not ensure smoke-free
operation. Trees, buildings, adjoining roof lines,
adverse wind conditions, etc. may create a need
for a taller chimney should smoking occur.
Figure 8 - Chimney Height
3. Number of Sections Required
To determine the chimney components needed to
complete your particular installation, follow the steps
below:
a.
b.
c.
d.
Determine the total vertical height of the fireplace
installation. This dimension is measured from
the base of the fireplace assembly to the point
where the smoke exits the termination cap.
Subtract the effective height of the fireplace
assembly from the overall height of the fireplace
installation (measured from the base of the
fireplace to the bottom of the termination cap).
Refer to Table 2 to determine what components
must be selected to complete the fireplace
installation.
Determine the number of firestop spacers,
stabilizers, roof flashing, etc. required to
complete the fireplace installation.
Table 2
HEIGHT OF CHIMNEY COMPONENTS
Chimney Stabilizer
SL3
4-3/4 in.
Firestop Spacers
FS338
0 in.
FS339
0 in.
FS340
0 in.
Offsets/Returns
SL315
13-3/8 in.
SL330
14-1/2 in.
Roof Flashing
RF370
0 in.
RF371
0 in.
Chimney Sections*
SL306
4-3/4 in.
SL312
10-3/4 in.
SL318
16-3/4 in.
SL324
22-3/4 in.
SL336
34-3/4 in.
SL348
46-3/4 in.
* Dim ensions reflect effective height
*Dimensions reflect effective height.
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F. INSTALLATION OF FIREPLACE
WARNING!
Before starting, do the following:
1. Wear gloves and safety glasses for protection.
2. Keep hand tools in good condition. Sharpen cutting edges and make sure tool handles are secure.
3. Always maintain the minimum air space required to the enclosure to prevent fire.
1. Position the Fireplace
This fireplace may be placed on either a combustible
or noncombustible continuous flat surface. Follow the
instructions for framing on pages 10-12. Slide the
fireplace into position. Be sure to provide the
minimum air clearance at the sides and back of the
fireplace assembly.
2. Place the Protective Metal Hearth Strips
Included with your fireplace you will find two metal
hearth strips measuring approximately 26 in. x 4 in.
These strips are used to provide added protection
where the fireplace and the hearth extension meet.
Slide each metal strip 2 in. under the front edge of the
fireplace. The individual pieces must overlap each
other by 1 in. minimum in the middle of the fireplace
to provide continuous coverage of the floor. See
Figure 9. These metal strips should extend from the
front and sides of the fireplace opening by 2 in.
3. Level the Fireplace
Figure 9 - Positioning the Metal Strips
Level the fireplace side-to-side and front-to-back.
Shim with noncombustible material, such as sheet
metal, as necessary. Secure the fireplace (using the
nailing flanges located on either side of the fireplace)
to the vertical framing.
Important: To ensure proper fit of the glass doors,
check the fireplace opening for square. Measure
diagonal distances of the opening to make sure they
are equal. If they are not equal, continue to shim
the fireplace until those diagonals are equal.
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4. Assemble Chimney Sections
Attach either a straight chimney section or an offset
to the top of the fireplace (depending on your
installation requirement). Chimney sections are
locked together by pushing downward until the top
section meets the stop bead on the lower section.
The inner flue is placed to the inside of the flue section
below it. The outer casing is placed outside the outer
casing of the chimney section below it. See Figure 10.
WARNING!
Carefully follow the instructions for assembly
of the pipe and other parts needed to install this
fireplace system. Failure to do so may result in
a fire, especially if combustibles are too close
to the fireplace or chimney and air spaces are
blocked, preventing the free movement of cooling air.
Figure 10
Assembling Chimney
Sections
5. Install Firestop Spacers
Mark and cut out an opening in the ceiling for the
firestop spacer being utilized (14-1/2 in. x 14-1/2 in.
for an FS338, 14-1/2 in. x 18-3/8 in. for an FS339
and 14-1/2 in. x 23 in. for an FS340). Frame the
opening with the same dimension lumber used in
the ceiling joists.
Install the firestop spacer.
These firestop spacers are designed to provide the
minimum 2 in. air space required around the
chimney. In all situations, the firestop spacers are to
be nailed to the ceiling joists from the bottom or
fireplace side, EXCEPT when the space above is an
insulated ceiling or attic space. In this situation, the
firestop spacer must be nailed from the top side to
prevent loose insulation from falling into the
required 2 in. air space around the chimney. See
Figure 11.
CAUTION:
Firestop spacers must be used whenever the
chimney penetrates a ceiling/floor area.
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Installing the Firestop Spacer
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6. Attic Insulation Shield
An insulation shield should be installed when there
is a possibility of insulation coming into contact with
the factory built chimney system.
a.
Bend the tabs at the top of the attic insulation
shield inward. This will help keep the chimney
section centered in the shield.
b.
Position the shield over the vertical chimney
section where it penetrates a firestop spacer.
c.
Slide the shield down until it rests on the firestop
spacer. The firestop spacer will support the
insulation shield. See Figure 12.
8. Secure the Chimney System
When offsets and returns are joined to straight pipe
sections, they must be locked into position with the
screws provided (outer only), using the predrilled
holes. To prevent gravity from pulling the chimney
sections apart, the returns and the chimney stabilizers
have straps for securing these parts to joists or rafters.
See Figure 13.
Note: You must provide support for the pipe during
construction and check to be sure inadvertent loading has not dislodged the chimney section from the
fireplace or at any chimney joint.
Figure 12 - Installing an Attic Insulation Shield
Figure 13 - Offset/Return with Stabilizer
WARNING! RISK OF FIRE.
Do not fill the space between the chimney section and the insulation shield with insulation.
WARNING!
7. Double-check the Chimney Assembly
Continue assembling the chimney sections up through
the firestop spacers as needed. While doing so, be
aware of the height and unsupported chimney length
limitations that are given on page 12 under “Chimney
Requirements”.
Check each section by pulling up slightly from the top
to ensure proper engagement before installing the
succeeding sections. If they have been connected
correctly, they will not disengage when tested.
When chimney sections exceeding 6 ft in length
are installed between an offset and return,
structural support must be provided to reduce
off-center loading and prevent chimney sections
from separating at the chimney joints.
WARNING!
Maintain a minimum of 2 in. air clearance to all
parts of the chimney system at all times! Failure to maintain this 2 in. air clearance will cause
a structure fire.
CAUTION:
Inner flue and outer liner sections cannot be
disassembled once locked together. Plan ahead
to ensure the proper installation height is
achieved with the selected chimney components.
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9. Mark the Exit Point of the Roof
Locate the point where the chimney will exit the roof
by plumbing down to the center of the chimney. Drive
a nail up through the roof to mark the center. See
Figure 14.
10. Cut out the Hole in the Roof
Measure to either side of the nail and mark the
14-1/2 in. x 14-1/2 in.opening required. This is
measured on the horizontal; actual length may be
larger depending on the pitch of the roof. Cut out and
frame the opening. See Chapter 25 of the Uniform
Building Code for roof framing details.
Be sure to maintain a 2 in. minimum air space
between the chimney section and the roof.
11. Assemble the Chimney Sections
Through the Roof
Continue to add chimney sections through the roof
opening, maintaining at least a 2 in. air space.
12. Install the Roof Flashing
If a roof flashing is to be used, install the roof flashing
appropriate to the roof pitch and install a round
termination cap following the instructions shipped
with the cap.
For chase installations you can use a round
termination cap (TR344), a round telescoping
termination cap (TR342) or a square termination cap
(ST375, TS345 or TS345P). A chase installation must
use a chase top. Chase tops are available from your
Heat-N-Glo distributor. See page 22 for building a
chase.
Figure 14 - Ceiling/Attic Construction
13. Install the Outside Air Kit
The outside air kit is available for this fireplace. Its
use is highly recommended to minimize the effects
of negative pressure within the structure. It is
recommended to utilize the shortest duct run to
optimize the performance of the outside air kit. The
outside air kit inlet thimble should be positioned at
least 4 ft above the ground level, in a manner that will
not allow snow, leaves, etc. to block the inlet.
The outside air kit is installed on the left hand side of
the fireplace. Remove the cover plate from the side of
the fireplace assembly where the air kit is to be
installed. See Figure 15 for handle location/operation.
14. Install the Chimney Air Kit (required in
Canada)
When installing the chimney air kit, follow the
instructions provided with this accessory.
Figure 15 - Air Kit Handle Location
Caution:
The air kit handle may get hot while burning the
fireplace. Use care when operating the handle.
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15. Complete the Enclosure
Complete the fireplace enclosure, allowing space for
outside air ducts and gas piping if desired. Electrical
wiring should not come in contact with the fireplace.
A minimum clearance of 1/2 in. must be maintained
between the fireplace sides and the enclosure as
well as the fireplace back and the enclosure. See
pages 10-12 for framing details.
Note: Use only a noncombustible material to finish
the face of the fireplace below the level of the front
standoffs. A noncombustible material such as USG
MICORE CV230 Mineral Fiber Board, or USG
DUROCK Cement Board is recommended for this
purpose.
CAUTION:
When using a gas log set, the fireplace damper
must be set in the fully open position. This ensures proper venting of combustion products.
Figure 16 - Air Clearance Around Gas Line
16. Gas Log/Lighter Provisions
Knockouts are provided on both sides of the fireplace
to allow for connection of a certified gas log lighter or
a decorative gas appliance with a maximum input of
100,000 BTU/hour, incorporating an automatic gas
shutoff device and complying with the Standard for
Decorative Gas Appliances for Installation in
Vented Fireplaces, ANSI Z21.60. The decorative gas
appliance should be installed in accordance with the
National Fuel Gas Code, ANSI Z223.1-1980. The side
refractories are designed to allow 1/2 in. iron pipe to
pass through. Use a noncombustible sealant to seal
any opening between the gas pipe and refractory on
the inside. Repack the insulation removed to seal
around the gas pipe where it exits the side of the
fireplace. A minimum 1-1/2 in. air clearance must be
provided around the 1/2 in. iron pipe for a minimum of
4 in. beyond the fireplace. See Figure 16.
CLEARANCES!
A minimum 1/2 in. air clearance must be maintained
at the back and sides of the fireplace assembly.
Chimney sections at any level require a 2in. minimum
air space clearance between the framing and
chimney section.
WARNING!
This fireplace was not tested by the fireplace
manufacturer for use with an unvented gas log
heater. To reduce risk of injury, do not install
an unvented gas log heater in this fireplace unless it has been specifically tested and listed
by Underwriter’s Laboratories Inc. for use in
this specific model fireplace. Unless the
unvented gas log heater is tested and listed for
use in this factory built fireplace, a fire hazard
may be created that can result in a structure
fire.
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17. Hearth Extension
A hearth extension must be installed with all fireplaces to protect the combustible floor in front of the fireplace from
both radiant heat and sparks.
The construction of, and materials used for a hearth extension are shown in Figures 17 and 18. A hearth extension
of this construction may be covered with any noncombustible decorative material and may have a maximum thickness
as per the illustration. Seal gaps between the hearth extension and the front of the fireplace with a bead of
noncombustible sealant.
Figure 17 - Factory Built Hearth Extension
Field constructed hearth extensions should be constructed in accordance with the instructions in Figure 18. The
field constructed hearth extension must be constructed from ½” MICORE CV230, or a material with an equivalent
insulation value.
Figure 18 - Field Constructed Hearth Extension
WARNING!
Hearth extensions are to be installed only as illustrated to prevent high temperatures from occurring
on concealed combustible materials. Hearth sealing strips prevent burning or hot particles from
inadvertently falling directly on combustible surfaces in the event the building should settle and
disturb the original construction.
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18. Position the Hearth Extension
Position and secure the hearth extension over the
protective metal strips that have been placed partially
under the fireplace front. These strips should be
protruding approximately 2 in. from under the fireplace
front and 2 in. on both sides of the fireplace opening.
Seal the crack between the hearth extension and
fireplace with a bead of noncombustible sealant.
See Figure 19. Apply a noncombustible finishing
material of your choice to the hearth extension.
19. Finishing Material
Do not install combustible materials over the black
face of the fireplace! This poses a safety hazard and
may start a fire. You may only use noncombustible
material over the black face of the fireplace.
a.
Combustible Material
Material which is made of or surfaced with wood,
compressed paper, plant fibers, plastics, or any
material capable of igniting and burning, whether
flame proofed or not, plastered or unplastered.
b.
Noncombustible Material
Material which will not ignite and burn. Such
materials are those consisting entirely of steel,
iron, brick, tile, concrete, slate, glass or plasters,
or any combination thereof.
c.
Noncombustible Sealant Material
Sealants which will not ignite and burn; General
Electric RTV103 Black (or equivalent), Rutland,
Inc. Fireplace Mortar #63 (or equivalent).
After completing the framing and applying the
facing material (dry wall) over the framing, a 1/2 in.
wide (maximum) bead of noncombustible sealant
must be used to close off any gaps at the top and
sides between the fireplace and facing to prevent
cold air leaks.
Only noncombustible materials may be used to
cover the black metal fireplace front.
Figure 19 - Position the Hearth Extension
20. Mantel
A combustible mantel may be positioned no lower
than 12 in. above the top of the fireplace opening. The
combustible mantel may have a maximum depth of
12 in. Combustible trim pieces that project no more
than 1-1/2 in. from the face of the fireplace can be
placed no closer than 6 in. from the top of the fireplace
opening. Combustible trim must not cover the black
metal surfaces of the fireplace. This mantel clearance
is in accordance with Section 7-3.3.3 of ANSI/
NFPA211.
21. Glass Doors
This fireplace has been tested and listed for use with
doors as specified in Section C, “System Components”.
Please refer to the manual packed with each set of
doors for installation instructions.
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G. CONSTRUCTING A CHASE
A chase is a vertical boxlike enclosure built around the
chimney and fireplace. A chase may be constructed for
the fireplace and chimney or for the chimney only. It is most
commonly constructed on an outside wall.
In cold climates, it is recommended that the chase floor
be insulated using batt type insulation between the floor
joists.
Three examples of chase applications are shown in
Figure 20.
1.
Fireplace and chimney enclosed in an exterior
chase.
2.
Chimney offset through exterior wall and
enclosed in chase.
3.
Chase constructed on roof.
1. Materials
a.
The chase is constructed using framing
materials much the same as the walls in your
home. A variety of materials may be used
including brick, stone, veneer brick, or standard
siding materials.
b.
In constructing the chase, several factors must
be considered:
1)
Maintain a 2 in. air space around the chimney.
2)
The chase top must be constructed of
noncombustible material.
3)
In cold climates, a firestop spacer should be
installed in an insulated false ceiling at the
8’ level above the fireplace assembly. This
reduces heat loss through the chase.
4)
In cold climates, the walls of the chase
should be insulated to the level of the false
ceiling as shown in Figure 21. This will help
reduce heat loss from the home around the
fireplace.
Figure 20 - Chase Constructions
Figure 21 - Chase Assembly
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2. Chase Top
Construct a chase of desired materials maintaining
a minimum 2 in. air space around the chimney.
3. Termination Cap
a.
Install the chimney sections up through the chase
enclosure. When using a TR344 round
termination cap, the uppermost top section of
pipe must extend 6 in. above the top of the chase
collar to allow installation of the storm collar and
termination cap. See Figure 22.
b.
For installations utilizing a TR342 telescoping
round termination cap, the uppermost chimney
section must be below the top of the chase top,
but not more than 14-1/2 in. below the top of the
chase top flashing collar. See Figure 23.
Figure 22 - Installing a TR344 Round Termination Cap
Figure 23 - Installing a TR342 Round Telescoping
Termination Cap
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c.
For installations utilizing an ST375 square
termination cap the last chimney section must
not be more than 4-1/2 in. below the chase top.
See Figure 24.
d.
For installation utilizing a TS345/TS345P Square
Termination Cap, the uppermost chimney section
must not be more than 3 in. below the chase top.
See Figure 25.
e.
Attach the chase top (CT35) to the top of the
chase.
f.
Install the termination cap, following the
instructions provided with it.
Figure 24 - Installing an ST375 Square
Termination Cap
Figure 25 - Installing a TS345/TS345P
Square Termination Cap
WARNING!
Never install a single wall slip section or smoke-pipe in a chase structure. The higher temperature of this
single wall pipe may radiate sufficient heat to combustible chase materials to cause a fire.
WARNING!
Detailed instructions for installation of the chase top, storm collar and termination cap are packaged with
these parts. To avoid danger of fire, all instructions must be strictly followed, including the provision of air
space clearance between chimney system and enclosure. To protect against the effects of corrosion on those
parts exposed to the weather, we recommend that the chase top and termination cap be painted with a rustresistant paint.
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H. OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Note: Save and pass this instruction manual to subsequent home owners. The information provided is intended to notify and warn them about making unsafe future modifications
such as the addition of shelves or the use of unauthorized parts and repairs.
1. General Information
This fireplace is intended to operate as a
supplemental heat source for a single room. It is not
designed to function as a primary heat source for a
structure.
Fireplaces, as well as other woodburning appliances,
have been used safely for many years. It has been
our experience that most problems are caused by
improper installation and operation of the fireplace.
Make certain that installation and operation of the
fireplace system is in accordance with these
instructions.
It is extremely important that the fire be supervised
whenever the fireplace is in use. It is also
recommended that an annual inspection be
performed on the fireplace system to determine if the
flue system needs to be cleaned, or as in the case of
any appliance, if minor repairs are required to
maintain the system in top operating condition.
This factory built fireplace is intended for use with either
solid fuel (firewood) or a decorative gas appliance that
has been tested and listed to the Standard for
Decorative Gas Appliances for Installation in
Vented Fireplaces, ANSI Z21.60. When operating
your fireplace, the flue damper must be in the open
position.
This fireplace was not tested and listed for use with
an unvented gas log heater. Do not install an unvented
gas log heater in this fireplace and operate it with the
flue damper in the closed position unless the
unvented gas log heater has been specifically tested
and listed for use in this fireplace by Underwriters
Laboratories Inc.
Use of an unvented gas log heater in this factory
built fireplace may create a fire hazard that can
result in a structure fire.
WARNING!
DO NOT operate this fireplace with the flue
damper in the closed position. Combustion
products must vent up the chimney system to
prevent carbon monoxide poisoning, and to
prevent hot combustion gases from contacting
and overheating combustible surfaces. Failure
to operate this fireplace with the damper in the
open position may result in asphyxiation or a
structure fire.
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2. Outside Air
A source of air (oxygen) is required in order for
combustion to take place. Whatever air is consumed
by the fire must be replaced through cracks around
windows, under doors, etc. Most newly constructed
houses or existing homes fitted with tightly sealed
doors and windows are relatively air tight. In this case,
an outside air source must be made available to feed
combustion air from outside the home.
A damper control handle allows you control of the
outside air inlet if your fireplace is equipped with this
option. Use of outside air for combustion is highly
recommended to conserve heated air within the
structure and to provide make up air to keep the
fireplace venting properly.
This fireplace will operate correctly only if adequate
ventilation is provided to allow proper draft to the
fireplace system. Hearth & Home Technologies
assumes no responsibility for the improper
performance of the fireplace system caused by
inadequate draft due to environmental conditions, down
drafts, tight sealing construction of the structure, or
mechanical exhausting devices which create a
negative air pressure within the structure where the
fireplace is located.
CAUTION:
Fireplace operation does require air. Do not take
air from other fuel burning appliances which can
result in improper venting (smoking) or air dilution. Always provide adequate makeup air.
3. Flue Damper
The flue damper must be in a full open position, and
is operated by moving the handle up toward the top
of the fireplace. Before lighting the fire, verify this by
looking up from the inside of the fireplace. Always
operate this fireplace with the damper fully open.
Please note: down drafts, obstructions, damaged or
poor (wet) fuels can cause smoke spillage.
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4. Glass Doors
7. Wood Fuel
Most efficient fireplace operation using glass doors
is with the doors open. When the doors are open, the
screen must be closed. Only Hearth & Home
Technologies glass doors may be used. See Figure 26
for proper glass door operation.
FIREWOOD: Your fireplace performance depends on
the quality of the firewood you use. All seasoned wood,
regardless of species, contains about 8,000 BTU’s
per pound, and hardwoods have a greater density
than soft woods. A piece of hardwood will contain
about 60% more BTU’s than an equal size piece of
soft wood. Firewood is commonly sold by the cord
(128 cu. ft.). A cord of seasoned oak (hardwood) would
contain about 60% more potential energy than a cord
of seasoned pine (soft wood).
Soft woods are generally considered coniferous.
These are trees with needle-like leaves that stay
green all year and carry their seeds exposed in a cone.
Examples of soft wood trees are Douglas fir, pine,
spruce, and cedar. Soft woods require less time to
dry, burn faster and are easier to ignite than
hardwoods.
Figure 26
Proper Operating Positions of Bi-Fold Doors
5. Grate
The factory installed integral grate must be used to
hold the logs from falling out of an open fireplace and
to allow air to pass between the burning logs. It is
important to keep the fire off the hearth and to allow
the ashes to collect beneath the fire, thereby forming
a layer of additional heat protection.
6. Firescreen
A firescreen is always provided to control sparks. It
must be closed whenever the fireplace is in use.
Glass doors or firescreens must not be used to hold
burning material inside the fireplace. Only those glass
doors specifically tested and listed for use with the
specific fireplace model should be used. Screens
should be closed when the glass doors are closed.
CAUTION:
When left closed while burning your fireplace,
firescreens and glass doors will be HOT.
Hardwoods are generally considered deciduous.
Deciduous trees are broadleaf trees that lose their
leaves in the fall. Their seeds are usually found within
a protective pod or enclosure. Some examples are
oak, maple, apple, and birch. It should be noted that
there are some deciduous trees that are not
considered hardwoods, such as poplar, aspen, and
alder. Hardwoods require more time to season, burn
slower and are usually harder to ignite than soft
woods.
The best wood fuel is a combination of soft wood and
hardwood. Start the fire with soft wood; the fire will
give off quick heat to bring the fireplace up to operating
temperature, and then the hardwood can be added
for slow, even heat and longer burn time.
MOISTURE: Regardless of which species of wood you
burn, the single most important factor that effects the
way your fireplace operates is the amount of moisture
in the wood. The majority of the problems fireplace
owners experience are caused by trying to burn wet,
unseasoned wood.
Freshly cut wood can be as much water as it is wood,
having a moisture content of around 50%. Imagine a
wooden bucket that weighs about eight pounds. Fill
it with a gallon of water, put it in the fireplace and try to
burn it. This sounds ridiculous but that is exactly what
you are doing if you burn unseasoned wood.
Handle with care!
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WARNING!
Do not store fuel within the clearances to combustibles, or in the space required for refueling
and ash removal. See maintenance instructions,
“Clear Space Near the Fireplace”.
Burning wet, unseasoned wood can cause excessive creosote accumulation. When ignited
it can cause a chimney fire that may result in a
serious house fire.
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SEASONING: Seasoned firewood is nothing more
than wood that is cut to size, split and air dried to a
moisture content of around 20%. The time it takes to
season wood varies from around nine months for soft
woods to as long as eighteen months for hardwoods.
The key to seasoning wood is to be sure it has been
split, exposing the wet interior and increasing the
surface area of each piece. A tree that was cut down
a year ago and not split is likely to have almost as
high a moisture content now as it did when it was cut.
The following guideline will ensure properly
seasoned wood:
a.
Stack the wood to allow air to circulate freely
around and through the woodpile.
b.
Elevate the woodpile off the ground to allow air
circulation underneath.
c.
The smaller the pieces, the faster the drying
process. Any piece over 6 in. in diameter should
be split.
d.
Cover the top of the woodpile for protection from
rain and snow. Avoid covering the sides and ends
completely. Doing so may trap moisture from the
ground and impede air circulation.
The problems with burning wet, unseasoned wood
are twofold: First, you will receive less heat output from
wet wood because it requires energy in the form of
heat to evaporate the water trapped inside. This is
wasted energy that should be used for heating your
home. Secondly, this moisture evaporates in the form
of steam which has a cooling effect in your fireplace
and chimney system. When combined with tar and
other organic vapors from burning wood it will form
creosote which condenses in the relatively cool
fireplace and chimney.
8. Starting a Fire
Check the flue damper to be certain it is in the full
open position. Place crumpled or twisted paper under
the fireplace grate. Loosely arrange kindling or small
pieces of wood to form a layer above the paper.
The fires must be built on the fireplace grate, without
danger of the burning fuel falling out of the fireplace
opening.
Light the paper and add small pieces of wood until a
hot bed of embers has been established.
After establishing the fire bed, and the small firewood
is burning briskly, add a minimum of three average
sized pieces of split firewood, place the wood in such
a manner to allow combustion air and flames
between them.
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Note: The first three or four fires should be of moderate size to allow the oils and binders to be burned
from the fireplace and the refractory and paint to
cure. You may notice an industrial odor the first few
fires. This is considered normal.
As you use the fireplace, expansion and contraction will cause minor cracking of the refractory. This
is normal, unavoidable, and will not affect the performance of the fireplace. If the cracks become large
enough that the metal behind the refractory is exposed or large pieces fall out, the panels should
be replaced.
CAUTION:
Never use gasoline, gasoline-type lantern fuel,
kerosene, charcoal lighter fluid, or similar liquids to start or “freshen up” a fire in this fireplace. Keep all such liquids well away from the
fireplace.
WARNING!
Fireplaces equipped with doors should be operated only with the doors fully open or fully
closed. If doors are left partially open, gas and
flame may be drawn out of the fireplace opening, creating the risk of both fire and smoke.
9. Draft Problems
Note: When first lighting your fireplace, it may be
necessary to pre-warm the flue to establish a draft.
This is done by holding a rolled up piece of burning
newspaper under the flue damper for a few moments.
This will help reduce smoke spillage during startup.
This fireplace will operate correctly only if adequate
ventilation is provided to allow proper draft to the
fireplace system. Hearth & Home Technologies
assumes no responsibility for the improper
performance of the fireplace system caused by
inadequate draft due to environmental conditions, down
drafts, tight sealing construction of the structure, or
mechanical exhausting devices which will create a
negative air pressure within the structure where the
fireplace is located.
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Flue draft is measured as negative pressure in the
chimney. The amount of negative pressure
determines how strong the draft is. The draft is
important because it draws the combustion air into
the fireplace and pulls the smoke out of the chimney.
If the fire is hard to start and smoke spills out of the
fireplace, or you find it difficult to establish and
maintain a moderately high burn rate, then the flue
draft is too low and corrective measures must be
taken.
There are three basic criteria essential in establishing
and maintaining flue draft:
Be sure you have air available for combustion and
that your firewood is dry and well seasoned. Build your
fires properly and according to the instructions given
in operating instructions, “Starting a Fire”. Be sure your
flue system is installed correctly and that it is the
proper diameter and height. Check for the following:
•
•
•
Availability of combustion air.
Heat generated from the fire.
Diameter and height of the flue system.
These three factors work together as a system to create
the flue draft. Increasing or decreasing any one of them
will affect the other two and thus change the amount
of draft in the entire system. See Figure 27.
•
•
•
•
All chimney sections are properly installed and
the joints are tightly sealed.
The chimney is clean and free of creosote
buildup.
Make sure overhanging trees and branches are
cut back within ten feet of the top of the chimney.
Ensure the chimney cap is clean and free of any
buildup of soot or creosote.
If you still suspect you have a low draft problem it may
be necessary to increase the volume of air in your
flue system. Since the diameter of your flue system
is matched with the size of the flue collar and should
not be changed, then the height of the system must
be increased. Add chimney sections a little at a time
until the draft improves.
In some cases, regardless of what you do, it can still
be difficult to establish the proper flue draft. This is
especially evident when using an exterior factory built
chimney or exterior masonry chimney. Try placing
several sheets of crumpled paper on top of your
kindling as close to the flue outlet of the fireplace as
possible. Light this paper first then the paper under
the kindling. The heat generated from the rapidly
burning paper on top of the kindling should help get
the draft established.
Still other factors can affect how well your flue system
performs. Neighboring structures, high winds, tall
trees, even hillsides can affect air currents around the
chimney. Well designed chimney caps are available
that can help. Your fireplace dealer is the local expert
in your area. He or she can usually make suggestions
or discover problems that can be easily corrected
allowing your fireplace to operate correctly as it has
been designed, providing safe and economical heat
for your home.
Figure 27 - Flue Draft
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I. MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS
1. Disposal of Ashes
Ashes should be placed in a metal container with a
tight-fitting lid. The closed container of ashes should
be placed on a noncombustible floor or on the ground,
well away from all combustible materials, pending
final disposal. If the ashes are disposed of by burial
in soil or otherwise locally dispersed, they should be
retained in the closed container until all embers have
thoroughly cooled.
2. Creosote and Soot
Inspect the chimney internally for obstructions and
construction damage. Flue pipe joints and seams
must be continuous and mechanical tight. In a used
chimney, additional inspection is needed for creosote
buildup, which is the formation of a flammable
sediment.
WARNING!
A chimney fire can permanently damage your
chimney system. This damage can only be repaired by replacing the damaged component
parts. Chimney fires are not covered by the Limited Warranty and Buyer Protection Plan.
4. Clear Space Near the Fireplace
Combustible materials must not be stored on the
hearth extension. Room furnishings such as drapes,
curtains, chairs, or other combustibles must be at
least 4 ft from the open front of the fireplace.
When wood is burned slowly, it produces tar and other
organic vapors, which combine with expelled
moisture to form creosote. The creosote vapors
condense in the relatively cool chimney flue of a slowburning fire. As a result, creosote residue
accumulates on the flue lining. When ignited, this
creosote makes an extremely hot fire.
The chimney should be inspected at least twice a year
during the heating season to determine if creosote
buildup has occurred.
If creosote has accumulated, it should be removed
to reduce the risk of a chimney fire.
3. Chimney Cleaning
If you do detect a buildup of creosote, contact a
qualified chimney sweep or clean it yourself. To do
this, perform the following steps:
a.
Open the damper.
b.
Hang a damp sheet across the fireplace opening
to stop dirt and soot from entering the room.
c.
Remove the termination cap or housing top. See
Figure 28.
d.
Clean with a stiff nylon brush attached to a pole
OR tie a small burlap bag filled with straw and
several small stones or sand. Work up and down
the flue until the flue is clean.
e.
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Replace the termination cap or housing top.
Figure 28
Chimney & Termination Cap Cleaning
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INDEX
A
F
O
Air Clearance 17, 19
Air Kit 6
Air Kit Handle Location 18
Ashes, Disposal of 29
Attic Insulation Shield 17
Finishing Material 21
Fireplace
Enclosure 19
Locations 10
Firescreen 26
Firestop Spacer 8
Installation 16
Firewood 25, 26
Flue 25
Framing 11
Fuel 25, 26
Offsets/Returns 8
Outside Air 25
Outside Air Kit 6, 18
Overhead Obstructions 13
B
Building Codes 4, 21
C
Chase 22
Chase Top 9, 23
Chimney
Assembling Sections Through the
Roof 18
Checking the Assembly 17
Cleaning 29
Creosote 29
Exit Point Through the Roof 18
Height Requirements 14
Requirements 12
Securing the System 17
Chimney Air Kit 9, 18
Chimney Bracket 8
Chimney Requirements 12
Chimney Sections
Assembling 16
Number Required 14
Chimney Stabilizer 8
Cleaning
Disposal of Ashes 29
Codes
Building 4, 21
Gas 19, 25
Combustible Material 20, 21
Components 5
Construction 20, 23
Creosote 29
Positioning 15
Pre-Installation Preparation 10
R
Roof Flashing 8, 18
G
S
Gas Codes 19, 25
Gas Knockout Location 6
Gas Log/Lighter Provisions 19
General Information 25
Glass Doors 21, 26
Grate 26
H
Hearth Extension 20
Positioning 21
I
Installation
Fireplace 15
Installation, Along a Wall 10
Installation, Corner 10
Insulation Shield 8, 17
J
Safety 15
Sealant Material 21
Seasoning the Wood 27
Shroud 9
Sidewalls/Surrounds 12
Smoke 10
Soot 29
Space Requirements 10
Standard 25
Standard for Decorative Gas Appliances 19, 25
Starting a Fire 27
T
Ten Foot Rule 14
Termination Cap 9, 23
Typical Fireplace System 4
U
Joint Band 8
L
Leveling the Fireplace 15
Locations 10
D
M
Damper 25
Description of the Fireplace System 4
Dimensions 6
Draft 27
Maintenance 29
Mantel 11, 12, 21
Metal Hearth Strips 15
Moisture Content of Wood 25, 26
E
N
Exhaust Products 10
Negative Air Pressure 27
Noncombustible Material 21
Noncombustible Sealant Material 21
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UL 127 Standards 4
Uniform Building Code for Roof
Framing Details 18
Unvented Gas Log Heater 19, 25
V
Ventilation 27
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Wet Insulation 2
Wood
Moisture of 25, 26
Seasoning of 27
Wood Fuel 25, 26
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WARRANTY
FOR HEAT-N-GLO FIREPLACES
The limited warranty will not become effective until you have mailed the completed warranty card to:
Hearth & Home Technologies Inc., A DIVISION OF HON Industries
20802 Kensington Blvd., Lakeville, MN 55044.
This card must be mailed within 60 days of the fireplace installation.
Subject to the conditions set forth herein, HEARTH & HOME TECHNOLOGIES INC. (HHT) extends the following limited
warranty with respect to your Heat-N-Glo fireplace, excluding accessories, chimney components and glass doors.
If HHT is satisfied that any part or portion of the fireplace covered by this warranty is defective in material or workmanship
under normal use and service as described in the operating instructions, HHT will take the following actions:
1.
Within the first five (5) years from the date of installation, HHT shall, at its option, replace or repair any
such defect in material or workmanship, at HHT’s expense. HHT SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR
ANY OTHER LABOR COSTS, OR EXPENSES, INCLUDING INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.
2.
During the sixth (6th) through the (10th) years after the date of installation, HHT shall supply replacement
parts or parts at no charge, but SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LABOR, TRANSPORTATION,
OR OTHER INDIRECT DAMAGES.
3.
During the eleventh (11th) through the fifteenth (15th) years after date of installation, HHT will send to
you, FOB its factory, replacement parts (if available) at the current minimum wholesale price, but HHT
SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LABOR, TRANSPORTATION OR OTHER INDIRECT DAMAGES.
4.
During the first six (6) months after installation, HHT shall, at its option, replace or repair the glass
doors and any electrical components, if operation is faulty. (This does not include glass panels broken
during shipment, misuse or careless handling.) After the first six (6) months, HHT will sell to you, FOB
its factory, replacement parts at the current list price, but HHT SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY
LABOR, TRANSPORTATION OR OTHER INDIRECT DAMAGES. IF GLASS DOORS OTHER THAN
FACTORY DOORS ARE USED ALL WARRANTY AND LIABILITY ON THE FIREPLACE IS VOIDED.
HHT may discharge its entire warranty liability by refunding the price of the product.
Products made by other manufacturers, sold with the fireplace or thereafter are not covered by this limited warranty.
This limited warranty will be void if the fireplace is not installed according to the installation instructions. The limited warranty
also is void if the fireplace is not operated, at all times, according to the operating instructions furnished. The limited warranty
will also be void if the fireplace is removed from the place originally installed.
EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT PROVIDED BY LAW, NO IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A
PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NO IMPLIED WARRANTIES SHALL APPLY TO THE FIREPLACE AFTER THE ABOVE LIMITED
WARRANTY HAS EXPIRED.
In states that do not allow limitations on how long implied warranty lasts, or do not allow exclusion of indirect damages,
those limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. You may also have additional rights not covered in this limited warranty.
HHT reserves the right to make changes at anytime, without notice, in design, material, specifications and prices and the
right to discontinue styles and products.
• UNDERWRITERS LABORATORIES FILE NO. MH5850
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