B-VENT DECORATIVE
ELECTRONIC IGNITION GAS
FIREPLACE
OWNER’S OPERATION AND
INSTALLATION MANUAL
PFS
C
®
US
NATURAL GAS MODELS
M36E(B,H), M42E(B,H),
VM36E(B,H) AND VM42E(B,H)
PROPANE/LP GAS MODELS
M36EP(B,H), M42EP(B,H),
VM36EP(B,H) AND VM42EP(B,H)
WARNING: If the information in these instructions
is not followed exactly, a fire or explosion may result
causing property damage, personal injury or death.
FOR YOUR SAFETY
— Do not store or use gasoline or any other flammable
vapors or liquids in the vicinity of this or any other
appliance.
— WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS :
• Do not try to light any appliance.
• Do not touch any electrical switch;
• Do not use any phone in your building.
• Immediately call your gas supplier from a neighbor’s
phone. Follow the gas supplier’s instructions.
• If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the fire
department.
— Installation and service must be performed by a qualified installer, service agency or the gas supplier.
INSTALLER: Leave this manual with the appliance.
CONSUMER: Retain this manual for future reference.
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WARNING: Improper installation, adjustment, alteration, service or maintenance can cause injury or
property damage. Refer to this manual for correct installation and operational procedures. For assistance
or additional information consult a qualified installer,
service agency or the gas supplier.
NOT FOR USE WITH SOLID FUEL
CHECK LOCAL CODES PRIOR TO INSTALLATION
SAVE THIS BOOK
This book is valuable. In addition to instructing you on
how to install and maintain your appliance, it also contains information that will enable you to obtain replacement parts or optional accessory items when needed.
Keep it with your other important papers.
This appliance may be installed in an aftermarket*, permanently located, manufactured (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.
*Aftermarket: Completion of sale, not for purpose of resale, from the manufacturer.
State of Massachusetts: The installation must be made
by a licensed plumber or gas fitter in the Commonwealth
of Massachusetts.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Safety................................................................... 3
Unpacking............................................................ 4
Introduction........................................................... 4
Selecting Location................................................ 5
Product Specifications.......................................... 6
Pre-Installation Preparation.................................. 7
Requirements for the Commonwealth of
Massachusetts..................................................... 9
Venting Installation............................................. 10
Installation.......................................................... 12
Operation............................................................ 19
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Inspecting Burners............................................. 20
Cleaning and Maintenance................................. 21
Replacement Parts............................................. 21
Wiring Diagram................................................... 22
Service Hints...................................................... 22
Technical Service............................................... 22
Troubleshooting.................................................. 23
Accessories........................................................ 25
Parts................................................................... 26
Warranty...............................................Back Cover
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SAFETY
WARNING: This product contains and/or generates chemicals
known to the State of California
to cause cancer or birth defects
or other reproductive harm.
IMPORTANT: Read this owner’s
manual carefully and completely
before trying to assemble, operate or service this fireplace.
Improper use of this fireplace
can cause serious injury or death
from burns, fire, explosions,
electrical shock and carbon
monoxide poisoning.
DANGER: Carbon monoxide
poisoning may lead to death!
This fireplace is a vented product. This fireplace
will not produce any gas leakage into your home
if properly installed. This fireplace must be
properly installed by a qualified service person.
If this unit is not properly installed by a qualified
service person, gas leakage can occur.
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: Early signs of
carbon monoxide poisoning resemble the flu,
with headaches, dizziness or nausea. If you
have these signs, the fireplace may not have
been installed properly. Get fresh air at once!
Have fireplace inspected and serviced by a
qualified service person. Some people are more
affected by carbon monoxide than others. These
include pregnant women, people with heart or
lung disease or anemia, those under the influence of alcohol and those at high altitudes.
Propane/LP gas and natural gas are both
odorless. An odor-making agent is added
to each of these gases. The odor helps you
detect a gas leak. However, the odor added
to these gases can fade. Gas may be present
even though no odor exists.
Make certain you read and understand all
warnings. Keep this manual for reference. It
is your guide to safe and proper operation of
this fireplace.
WARNING: Any change to
this fireplace or its controls can
be dangerous.
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1. 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.
2. For propane/LP fireplace, do not place
propane/LP supply tank(s) inside any
structure. Locate propane/LP supply
tank(s) outdoors. To prevent performance
problems, do not use propane/LP fuel tank
of less than 100 lbs. capacity.
3. If you smell gas
•shut off gas supply
•do not try to light any appliance
•do not touch any electrical switch; do not
use any phone in your building
•immediately call your gas supplier from
a neighbor’s phone. Follow the gas supplier's instructions
•if you cannot reach you gas supplier, call
the fire department.
4. Never install the fireplace
•in a recreational vehicle
•where curtains, furniture, clothing or other
flammable objects are less than 36" from
front and 42" from top of fireplace. For
side clearances see Figure 6, page 7
•in high traffic areas
•in windy or drafty areas
5. This fireplace reaches high temperatures.
Keep children and adults away from hot
surfaces to avoid burns or clothing ignition. Fireplace will remain hot for a time
after shutdown. Allow surfaces to cool
before touching.
6. Carefully supervise young children when
they are in the room with fireplace.
7. A hearth extension is not required with this
appliance. If one is installed, it is for aesthetic purposes only and does not have
to meet the standard requirements.
8. Turn fireplace off and let cool before servicing or repairing. Only a qualified service
person should install, service or repair
this fireplace. Have fireplace inspected
annually by a qualified service person.
9. You must keep control compartments,
burners and circulating air passages clean.
More frequent cleaning may be needed due
to excessive lint and dust from carpeting,
bedding material, etc. Turn off the gas valve
and pilot light before cleaning fireplace.
10.Have venting system inspected annually
by a qualified service person. If needed,
have venting system cleaned or repaired.
See Cleaning and Maintenance, page 21.
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SAFETY
Continued
11.Keep the area around your fireplace clear
of combustible materials, gasoline and
other flammable vapor and liquids. Do
not run fireplace where these are used or
stored. Do not place items such as clothing
or decorations on or around fireplace.
12.Do not use this fireplace to cook food or
burn paper or other objects.
13.Do not use any solid fuels (wood, coal,
paper, cardboard, etc.) in this fireplace.
Use only the gas type indicated on fireplace nameplate.
14.This appliance, when installed, must be
electrically grounded in accordance with
local codes or, in the absence of local
codes, with the National Electrical Code,
ANSI/NFPA 70 or the Canadian Electrical
Code, CSA C22.1.
15.Do not obstruct the flow of combustion
and ventilation air in any way. Provide
adequate clearances around air openings into the combustion chamber along
with adequate accessibility clearance for
servicing and proper operation.
16.Do not install fireplace directly on carpeting, vinyl tile or any combustible material
other than wood. The fireplace must set
on a metal or wood panel extending the
full width and depth of the fireplace.
17.Do not use fireplace if any part has been
exposed to or under water. Immediately
call a qualified service person to arrange
for replacement of the unit.
18.Do not operate fireplace if any log is
broken.
19.Do not use a blower insert, heat exchanger insert or other accessory not approved
for use with this fireplace.
20.Provide adequate clearances around air
openings.
UNPACKING
The following items are packed inside the
firebox. Remove before positioning firebox
into framing.
• Transition Collar - For vent connection
• Ceramic Log Pack - Shrink-wrapped on
cardboard
• Three (3) plastic bags containing lava rock,
pan and ember materials
• Rear Log - Remove two plastic quick ties
from around burner and grate
• Grate Stand - Lift off of burner pan
Check all items for any shipping damage. If
damaged, promptly inform dealer or distributor
where you bought the product.
Safely retain these items for later installation.
INTRODUCTION
Models M36E(P)(B,H), VM36E(P)(B,H),
M42E(P)(B,H) and VM42E(P)(B,H) are vented
gas fireplaces that use an electronic control
valve and electronic ignition system. A 6" B-Type
venting system and a listed type vent cap are not
supplied but are required for proper operation.
See venting instructions on pages 10 and 11.
WARNING: This gas appliance must not be connected to
a chimney flue servicing a solid
fuel burning appliance.
Models M36E(B,H), VM36E(B,H), M42E(B,H)
and VM42E(B,H) are factory equipped for use
with natural gas and must be converted when
intended for use with propane/LP gas. A respective model PCBE-36 or PCBE-42 conversion
kit may be purchased for simple conversion to
propane/LP gas. See Accessories, page 25.
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BEFORE YOU BEGIN
Before beginning the installation of your
appliance, read these instructions through
completely.
This FMI PRODUCTS, LLC appliance and its
approved components are safe when installed
according to this installation manual and are operated as recommended by FMI PRODUCTS,
LLC. Unless you use FMI PRODUCTS, LLC
approved components tested for this appliance,
YOU MAY CAUSE A FIRE HAZARD!
The FMI PRODUCTS, LLC warranty will be
voided by and FMI PRODUCTS, LLC disclaims
any responsibility for the following actions:
A) Modification of the appliance or any of the
components.
B) Use of any component part not approved
by FMI PRODUCTS, LLC in combination
with this appliance.
C) Installation and/or operation in a manner
other than instructed in this manual.
D) The burning of anything other than the type of
gas approved for use in this gas appliance.
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INTRODUCTION
Continued
The installation must conform with local
codes or, in the absence of local codes, with
the current National Fuel Gas Code, ANSI
Z223.1/NFPA 54.
This fireplace complies with the National
Safety Standards and is listed and tested by
PFS Corporation to ANSI Z21.50/CSA 2.22
standard as vented gas fireplace.
NOTICE: Decorative product not
for use as a heating appliance.
WARNING: Installation of this
appliance should be done by
a qualified service person well
trained in the installation of such
appliances. You will also need a
building permit from your local
Building and Safety Commissioner before installing this appliance; otherwise your insurance
co. may not cover this appliance.
CAUTION: Do not connect
appliance before pressure testing gas piping. Damage to gas
valve may result and an unsafe
condition may be caused.
The appliance and it’s individual shutoff valve
must be disconnected from the gas supply
piping system during any pressure testing of
that system at test pressures in excess of 1/2
psi (3.5 kPa).
The appliance must be isolated from the gas
supply piping system by closing its individual
manual shutoff valve during any pressure
testing of the gas supply piping system at
test pressures equal to or less than 1/2 psi
(3.5 kPa).
For the purpose of input adjustment two
pressure taps (for IN and OUT pressures)
are provided on the gas control valve for test
gauge connections to the appliance.
SELECTING LOCATION
To determine the safest and most efficient
location for your appliance, you must take
into consideration the following guidelines:
1. The location must allow for proper clearances (see Clearances, page 7).
2. Consider a location where heat output
would not be affected by drafts, air conditioning ducts, windows or doors.
3. A location that avoids the cutting of joists
or roof rafters will make installation easier.
Figure 1 shows a plan view of a few common locations.
Flush installations are recommended where
living space is limited or at a premium and
since the space required to enclose the appliance would be located beyond an outside
wall, this would also reduce the cutting of
joists, roof rafters and such. Check local
codes for any restrictions.
Projected installations can extend any
distance into the room. A projection may
be ideal for a new addition on an existing,
finished wall.
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Corner installations make use of space
that may not normally be used and provides
a wider and more efficient range for radiant
heat transference.
Internal wall installations provide a discreet
option for room separation and can also be
ideal as an addition to an existing wall.
INTERNAL WALL
INSTALLATION
FULL
PROJECTION
INSTALLATION
CORNER
INSTALLATION
FLUSH
INSTALLATION
Figure 1 - Possible Locations for
Installing Appliance 
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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
GAS RATING - NATURAL
M36E(B,H), VM36E(B,H) M42E(B,H), VM42E(B,H)
Max. Input Rating:
40,000 Btu/Hr
45,000 Btu/Hr
Manifold Pressure:
3.5" WC (.87 kPa)
3.5" WC (.87 kPa)
Minimum Supply Pressure:
4.5" WC (1.12 kPa)
4.5" WC (1.12 kPa)
Maximum Supply Pressure:
10.5" WC (2.66 kPa)
10.5" WC (2.66 kPa)
Orifice Size:
# 30
# 29
GAS RATING - PROPANE/LP
M36P(B,H), VM36P(B,H) M42P(B,H), VM42P(B,H)
Max. Input Rating:
40,000 Btu/Hr
45,000 Btu/Hr
Manifold Pressure:
10" WC (2.49 kPa)
10" WC (2.49 kPa)
Minimum Supply Pressure:
11" WC (2.74 kPa)
11" WC (2.74 kPa)
Maximum Supply Pressure:
13" WC (3.23 kPa)
13" WC (3.23 kPa)
Orifice Size:
# 52
# 50
A
For Use With
6"Ø Type B-1
Vent Pipe Only
F
E
Stand Off
Collar
C
Alternate Gas
Supply Inlet
7"
H
D
7"
B
HEARTH AREA
DIMENSIONS
G
1.5"
Glass Door
(Optional)
X
13.5"
K
Outside Air
Kit Location I
J
(Optional)
R
T
Q
P
S
N O
W
7"
L
M
V
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
Model 36
29"
5/8"
41"
12"
21 1/4"
22 1/4" (24" w/o Brick)
32 5/8" (34" w/o Brick)
15 3/4" (16 3/4" w/o Brick)
Model 42
Model 36 Model 42
36"
I 40 1/4" 44 1/4"
5/8"
J
21"
24"
48"
K
8"
9"
14"
L 34 3/4"
42"
23"
M 42"
49"
29 1/4" (31" w/o Brick)
N 36"
40"
39 1/2" (41 1/4" w/o Brick) O 37"
41"
17 3/4" (18 3/4" w/o Brick) P 8 5/8" 10 1/2"
Model 36 Model 42
Q 13 7/8"
14"
R 10 1/2" 12 1/2"
S 2 1/2"
2 1/2"
T 8 1/8"
8 1/8"
U 11"
12 3/4"
V
7"
7"
W 2 1/4"
2 1/4"
X
5"
4 1/2"
Figure 2 - Appliance Dimensions
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PRE-INSTALLATION PREPARATION
CLEARANCES
Minimum clearances to combustibles are:
Back and Sides of Outer Surround 0" min.
Drywall to Sides of Front Face
(Nailing Flanges)
0" min.
“B” Vent Surfaces
1" min.
Ceiling to Opening
42" min.
Floor
0" min.
Perpendicular Wall
See Figure 6
CAUTION: Do not block
required air spaces with insulation or any other material. Do
not obstruct effective opening
of appliance with any type of
facing material.
Left Side
Surround
Back
Nailing
Flange
MANTEL CLEARANCES AND WALL
DETAILS
A combustible mantle shelf maybe installed a
maximum 12" (22.9 cm) from wall. Figures 5
and 6 show the minimum allowable distances
from various combustible mantle components
in relation to fireplace opening.
Header
6" (15.2 cm)
A
2 x 4 Stud
3" (7.6 cm)
1 1/2"
(3.8 cm) Max.
M36E(B,H),
M36EP(B,H)
VM36E(B,H),
VM36EP(B,H)
0"
A
B
Front Face
Drywall
Figure 3 - Minimum Clearances
(Top View)
Maintain 2" (5.1 cm)
Min. Clearance to
Transition Pipe as
Measured at Outer
Vent Collar
*
0" Clearance to
Combustible or
Noncombustible
Flooring
*
*
DO NOT BLOCK
OR OBSTRUCT
OPENINGS
*
Required air
spaces are
indicated with
an "*". Do not
pack with
insulation or
any other
material.
Figure 4 - Minimum Clearances
(Front View)
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M42E(B,H),
M42EP(B,H)
VM42E(B,H),
VM42EP(B,H)
14" (35.6 cm) 15" (38 cm)
8" (20.3 cm) 9" (22.9 cm)
Figure 5 - Mantel Clearances - Side View
(Cross Section)
TOP VIEW
1" (2.5 cm)
Min. Clearance
to "B" Vent's
Outer Pipe
Ceiling
Spacer
B
0" Clearance
42" (106.7 cm)
Min. Clearance
from Opening to
Ceiling
0" Clearance
Combustible
Materials
12"
(22.9 cm)
Outer Surround
1 1/2"
(3.8 cm)
Max.
SAFE
ZONE
3" (7.6 cm)
Max.
6" (15.2 cm)
Max.
A
B
M36E(B,H),
M36EP(B,H)
VM36E(B,H),
VM36EP(B,H)
A
B
Combustible
Material May
Be Used
Perpendicular
Wall
M42E(B,H),
M42EP(B,H)
VM42E(B,H),
VM42EP(B,H)
9" (22.9 cm) 6" (15.2 cm)
12" (30.5 cm) 9" (22.9 cm)
Figure 6 - Side Clearances - Top View
(Cross Section)
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PRE-INSTALLATION PREPARATION
Continued
FRAMING
1. Frame appliance enclosure as illustrated in
Figures 7 and 8.
Note: If a wall covering is used to line enclosure, then all measurements must be from
surface of covering.
2. Place appliance into framing and secure.
Note: If appliance is to be raised above floor
level, a platform must be built to support appliance.
3. Install supply line to appliance using a 1/2"
NPT black iron gas line terminating 2 5/16"
above bottom of appliance. The gas line must
be installed through lower left side access
point or alternate access hole in the bottom
of appliance (see Figure 19, page 14).
4. Repack insulation around gas line to cover
any remaining openings in conduit sleeve.
Prepare incoming gas line with teflon tape or
pipe joint compound and hook up incoming
gas line to flexible gas line.
Note: If 1/2" NPT black iron pipe does not
mate with fitting at the end of flexible gas line,
remove fitting and replace with a 37 degree
flare 3/4"-12, 1/2" NPT (female) fitting.
WARNING: When finishing
appliance, do not overlap combustible material onto the black
front face. Brick, tile or other
noncombustible materials may
be applied to the face provided
that any gap is between the material used and the face is caulked
with a noncombustible caulking.
These Dimensions Allow for a 3/4" Clearance
at Sides and Back of Fireplace. However, 0"
Clearance is Permitted
D
C
A
B
3/4" Clearance Not
Required at Nailing Flanges
M36E(B,H), M36EP(B,H) M4E2(B,H),M42EP(B,H)
VM36E(B,H),VM36EP(B,H) VM42E(B,H),VM42EP(B,H)
A 24 1/2" (62.2 cm)
B 73 7/8" (187.6 cm)
C 52 3/16" (132.6 cm)
D 17 1/4" (43.8 cm)
27 9/16" (70 cm)
83 7/8" (213 cm)
59 5/16" (150.6 cm)
19 1/2" (49.5 cm)
Figure 8 - Corner Installation Guidelines
INSTALLING TRANSITION PIPE AND
STARTER COLLAR
The transition pipe and starter collar shown
in Figure 9 are supplied with fireplace, unattached and ready for installation. Remove
starter collar and set aside. Slide transition
pipe over vent collar and attach with a minimum of three screws. Replace starter collar
over transition pipe and attach using four
screws located on leg stands (five used on
model M42E). To install B-vent piping, slide
first piece of B-vent over transition pipe and
attach with either a minimum of two screws
or other means approved by the vent manufacturer.
B-Vent Piping
Starter Collar
A
B
Transition Pipe
C
M36E(B,H), M36EP(B,H) M42E(B,H), M42EP(B,H)
VM36E(B,H),VM36EP(B,H) VM42E(B,H),VM42EP(B,H)
A 40 3/8" (102 cm)
B 21 3/8" (54.3 cm)
C 41 1/4" (104.8 cm)
Figure 7 - Rough Opening for Installing
in Wall
8
Vent Collar
44 3/8" (112 cm)
23 1/8" (58.7 cm)
48 1/4" (122.6 cm)
Figure 9 - Installing Transition Pipe and
Starter Collar
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REQUIREMENTS FOR THE COMMONWEALTH OF
MASSACHUSETTS
For all side wall horizontally vented gas fueled
equipment installed in every dwelling, building or
structure used in whole or in part for residential
purposes, including those owned or operated by
the Commonwealth and where the side wall exhaust vent termination is less than seven (7) feet
above finished grade in the area of the venting,
including but not limited to decks and porches,
the following requirements shall be satisfied:
INSTALLATION OF CARBON
MONOXIDE DETECTORS
At the time of installation of the side wall horizontal vented gas fueled equipment, the installing
plumber or gas fitter shall observe that a hard
wired carbon monoxide detector with an alarm
and battery backup is installed on the floor level
where the gas equipment is to be installed. In
addition, the installing plumber or gas fitter shall
observe that a battery operated or hard wired carbon monoxide detector with an alarm is installed
on each additional level of the dwelling, building or
structure served by the side wall horizontal vented
gas fueled equipment. It shall be the responsibility
of the property owner to secure the services of
qualified licensed professionals for the installation
of hard wired carbon monoxide detectors.
In the event that the side wall horizontally
vented gas fueled equipment is installed
in a crawl space or an attic, the hard wired
carbon monoxide detector with alarm and
battery back-up may be installed on the next
adjacent floor level.
In the event that the requirements of this
subdivision can not be met at the time of
completion of installation, the owner shall
have a period of thirty (30) days to comply with
the above requirements; provided, however,
that during said thirty (30) day period, a battery
operated carbon monoxide detector with an
alarm shall be installed.
Approved Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Each carbon monoxide detector as required
in accordance with the above provisions shall
comply with NFPA 720 and be ANSI/UL 2034
listed and IAS certified.
SIGNAGE
A metal or plastic identification plate shall be
permanently mounted to the exterior of the
building at a minimum height of eight (8) feet
above grade directly in line with the exhaust
vent terminal for the horizontally vented gas
fueled heating appliance or equipment. The
sign shall read, in print size no less than 1/2" in
size, "GAS VENT DIRECTLY BELOW. KEEP
CLEAR OF ALL OBSTRUCTIONS".
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INSPECTION
The state or local gas inspector of the side
wall horizontally vented gas fueled equipment
shall not approve the installation unless, upon
inspection, the inspector observes carbon
monoxide detectors and signage installed in
accordance with the provisions of 248 CMR
5.08(2)(a) 1 through 4.
EXEMPTIONS: The following equipment is
exempt from 248 CMR 5.08(2)(a) 1 through 4:
• The equipment listed in Chapter 10 entitled
"Equipment Not Required To Be Vented"
in the most current edition of NFPA 54 as
adopted by the Board; and
• Product Approved side wall horizontally
vented gas fueled equipment installed in a
room or structure separate from the dwelling, building or structure used in whole or
in part for residential purposes.
MANUFACTURER REQUIREMENTS
Gas Equipment Venting System Provided
When the manufacturer of Product Approved
side wall horizontally vented gas equipment
provides a venting system design or venting
system components with the equipment, the
instructions provided by the manufacturer for
installation of the equipment and the venting
system shall include:
• Detailed instructions for the installation of
the venting system design or the venting
system components; and
• A complete parts list for the venting system
design or venting system.
Gas Equipment Venting System Not
Provided
When the manufacturer of a Product Approved side wall horizontally vented gas fueled equipment does not provide the parts for
venting the flue gases, but identifies "special
venting systems", the following requirements
shall be satisfied by the manufacturer:
• The referenced "special venting system" instructions shall be included with the appliance
or equipment installation instructions; and
• The "special venting systems" shall be Product Approved by the Board, and the instructions for that system shall include a parts list
and detailed installation instructions.
A copy of all installation instructions for all
Product Approved side wall horizontally
vented gas fueled equipment, all venting instructions, all parts lists for venting instructions, and/or all venting design instructions
shall remain with the appliance or equipment
at the completion of the installation.
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VENTING INSTALLATION
A B-type venting system must be connected
to appliance for venting to the outside of
building.
The following section is provided as a guide
to a standard B-type vent installation.
Standing codes requirements concerning Btype vent installations may vary within your
state, province or local codes jurisdiction.
Therefore, it is recommended that you check
with your local building codes for specific
requirements or in absence of local codes,
follow Section 7.0 of the current National Fuel
Gas Code ANSI Z223.1/NFPA 54.
This gas appliance must be vented to the
outdoors only and may not be terminated into
an attic space or into a chimney flue servicing
a solid-fuel burning appliance.
This appliance may be vented through a
manufactured chimney system or a masonry
chimney using a B-vent adapter or a chimney liner system if all are listed, inspected
and approved by local codes and/or building
authorities.
The examples shown in Figure 10, page 11
are typical of most B-vent installations and
codes practices.
Example 1: Shows the minimum allowable
system height and lateral offset for a 60° or
greater inclination. Code specifies that offsets
at 60° or greater are considered horizontal
and must follow the 75% rule for lateral to
total vertical system height. Codes also allow only one offset in the total system when
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at 60° or greater. The total vertical height in
this example represents the minimum height
of 8 feet and therefore the allowable lateral
is 6 feet when the 75% rule applies. If the
lateral length must exceed 75% then the
system must be sized in accordance with the
Category I venting tables.
Example 2: Shows a multiple offset each at
45° of inclination. Multiple offsets are permitted if they do not exceed 45° of inclination. The
total lengths of the two offsets are not required
to meet the 75% allowable rule.
Example 3: Shows a single offset at 45° of
inclination and therefore the lateral length at
10 feet of offset does not have to meet the
75% rule.
In each case the offsets must be supported
and firestops must be positioned wherever
the vent must pass through a sub-floor, ceiling joist or an attic overhang. The vent pipe
must terminate vertically into a listed type vent
cap and extend a sufficient height through
an approved roof flashing, roof jack or a roof
thimble. At all points the listed clearances
must be maintained.
Vent terminations must be located in accordance with height and proximity rules of
NFPA No. 54. These rules apply to vents at
12" diameter or less and require a minimum
height in accordance with the roof pitch and
a minimum of 8 ft. distance from a vertical
wall or obstruction (see Figure 11, page 11).
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Continued
Listed
Vent Cap
Listed
Vent Cap
Listed
Vent Cap
Maintain
Listed
Clearance
Maintain
Listed
Clearance
Support Each
Lateral At
Least Every
6 Feet
60°
8' Position
12' Min. Firestop
6'
Maintain
Listed
Clearance
EXAMPLE 1
Position
Firestop
45°
Maintain
Listed
Clearance
45°
12' Min.
Position
Firestop
Maintain
Listed
Clearance
45°
10'
12' Min.
Maintain
Listed
Clearance
Maintain
Listed
Clearance
EXAMPLE 2
EXAMPLE 3
Figure 10 - Typical B-Vent Configuration
If venting horizontally through a side wall becomes necessary, a listed thimble approved
Lowest
Listed
Discharge Vent Cap
for use with B-type vent must be used. Check
Opening
with your local codes before venting through
a side wall.
8 Ft. Min.
Listed
Some codes areas allow the use of existing
x
Gas
B-type vent systems if the system is at or
Vent
12
Roof Pitch x/12
above the recommended diameter of the flue,
Listed Clearance
in this case 6".
H (Min)
The flue connection must be made using Height
listed B-type connectors and the existing From Roof
system must be code inspected for damage
and proper installation.
It is not recommended that this appliance be
H (Min.)
common vented with an existing gas burning
Roof Pitch
Feet
Meter
appliance. However, if it becomes necessary
Flat to 6/12
1.0
0.30
to common vent this appliance, the venting
6/12 to 7/12
1.25
0.38
system must be sized and configured in acOver 7/12 to 8/12
1.5
0.46
cordance with the common venting guides
Appendix G of the current National Fuel Gas
Over 8/12 to 9/12
2.0
0.61
Code ANSI Z223.1/NFPA 54.
Over 9/12 to 10/12
2.5
0.76
Note: Before connecting this appliance to an
Over 10/12 to 11/12
3.25
0.99
existing vent system or a common venting
Over
11/12
to
12/12
4.0
1.22
system consult with your local architect, planOver 12/12 to 14/12
5.0
1.52
ner or building official.
Over 14/12 to 16/12
6.0
1.83
WARNING: This appliance
Over 16/12 to 18/12
7.0
2.13
must be properly connected
Over 18/12 to 20/12
7.5
2.27
to a system and must not be
Over 20/12 to 21/12
8.0
2.44
connected to a chimney flue
servicing a separate solid fuel
burning appliance.
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VENTING INSTALLATION
Continued
CHECKING FOR PROPER VENTING
After completing and checking electrical,
gas and vent connections, follow the lighting
instructions and allow the main burner to run
for approximately 5 minutes. Hold a lighted
match or cigarette near the top edge of fireplace opening and play it along entire length
of opening (see Figure 12). Proper venting
should tend to draw the flame or smoke into
the appliance. Improper venting or escaping
of spillage of burned gas, is indicated when
the match flickers or goes out. Smoke from a
cigarette will also tend to disperse away from
the appliance.
If the appliance is found to be improperly
venting, shut it off and notify your installer
or a qualified service agency to inspect the
venting system.
NOTICE: This appliance is
equipped with a vent safety
shutoff switch which will shut
down the appliance in the case of
a venting problem. Do not bypass
the vent safety switch. If the appliance should shut down, contact a
qualified installer, service agency
or your gas supplier to have the
vent inspected before operating.
Check this area
along entire top
edge of fireplace
opening. Smoke
or flame should
be drawn into
appliance opening.
Figure 12 - Checking for Spillage
INSTALLATION
WALL SWITCH INSTALLATION
The installation of a wall switch allows you
to activate the gas control valve and turn the
fireplace on and off. The wall switch is to be
connected to the incoming 120 volt regular
household wiring that supplies electricity to
the fireplace. Refer to wiring diagram in this
manual on page 22.
OPTIONAL REMOTE CONTROL
INSTALLATION (Model WRC)
Note: If using optional wireless hand-held
remote control, wall switch must be in the ON
position to be operational. The remote control
then becomes the switching mechanism for
fireplace operation.
1. Remove front refractory access panel by
lifting up and angling out of firebox opening (see Figure 13).
2. The WRC model receiver does not require
a battery. Receiver can be installed by
plugging the short extension cord into
fireplace receptacle. Plug receiver unit
into extension cord. Plug ignition module
plug into receiver unit (see Figure 14).
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Figure 13 - Removing Front Refractory
Access Panel
Fireplace
Receptacle
Remote
Control
Receiver
Ignition
Module Plug
Figure 14 - Installing WRC Remote Receiver
Extension Cord
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3. Activate remote handset battery by removing insulating tab on back of handset
(see Figure 15). Battery is included preinstalled.
4. Once the battery is activated unit is ready
to use.
5. Replace front refractory access panel.
Battery Cover
12 Volt Battery
Back of
Handset
FMI PRODUCTS, LLC recommends that a
black iron gas line be routed from the gas
source, through a sediment trap (shown in
Figure 18) and into appliance. Once connected through appliance, a flexible gas line
may be used for ease of installation to gas
control valve (see Figure 19, page 14).
Before connecting black iron gas line to inside
of appliance a sediment trap must be included
outside appliance between gas line and gas
shutoff valve. It must extend down 3" beyond
center of pipe. Prepare incoming black iron
gas line with teflon tape or pipe joint compound (Check with local building codes).
Shutoff
Valve
Key
Pull to Remove
Insulation Tab
Figure 15 - Installing Battery into Back of
Handset
GAS LINE HOOK-UP
WARNING: Gas line hookup
should be done by your gas
supplier or a qualified service
person.
Extension
Typical Exterior Wall Gas
Shutoff Installation
Figure 16 - Manual Shutoff Valve
Installation
1/2" NPT
Incoming Black
Iron Gas Line
WARNING: Before you proceed, make sure your gas supply
is OFF.
A manual shutoff valve has been included in
the appliance’s gas supply system. You may
consider installing an extra gas shutoff valve
outside appliance’s enclosure (check with
local codes) where it can be accessed more
conveniently with a key through a wall as
shown in Figure 16.
In conformance with local codes, route a
1/2" NPT gas line to appliance through hole
in left side of firebox or sub-floor as shown
in Figure 17.
CAUTION: Do not kink flexible gas line.
A
7"
Alternate Gas Supply
Through Sub-Floor
7"
A
M36E(B,H),
M36EP(B,H
VM36E(B,H),
VM36EP(B,H)
M42E(B,H),
M42EP(B,H)
VM42E(B,H),
VM42EP(B,H)
8 5/8" (21.9 cm)
10 1/2" (26.7 cm)
Figure 17 - Routing Incoming Gas Line
Incoming
1/2" Gas Line
Permitted by
Local Codes
Sediment
Trap (Not
Supplied)
3" Min.
(7.6 cm)
all
eW e
Sid plianc
Ap
f
O
Figure 18 - Sediment Trap
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INSTALLATION
Continued
CAUTION: Compounds used
on threaded joints of gas piping
shall be resistant to the action
of Liquefied Petroleum (LP or
propane) and should be applied
lightly to ensure excess sealant
does not enter the gas line.
WARNING: All gas piping
and connections must be tested
for leaks after the installation is
completed.
After ensuring that gas valve
is on, apply a commercial leak
detection solution to all connections and joints. If bubbles
appear, leaks can be detected
and corrected.
Do not use an open flame for leak
testing and do not operate any
appliance if a leak is detected.
Gas Shutoff
Valve
Flexible Gas Line
Do NOT Kink
Complete your gas installation by connecting incoming gas line with flexible gas line.
Secure tightly with wrench but DO NOT
OVERTIGHTEN.
EMBER AND PAN MATERIAL
PLACEMENT
1. Open bag(s) of vermiculite and fill entire
burner pan until burner tube is completely
covered (see Figure 20).
2. Smooth pan material just even with edges
of burner pan.
3. Remove ember material from bag and
flatten small amounts into quarter size
pieces and lay on top of surface of pan
material (see Figure 21).
4. Place just enough to cover entire surface
and leave about a 1/2" gap under lower
grate members to allow air to flow (see
Figure 22, page 15).
Red Surface Indicates For
Propane/LP Use Only
Pilot Adj
PILOT
ON
OFF
1/2" NPT
Incoming
Gas Line
Note:
1) Wire Connections
Not Shown for Clarity
2) * 1/8" NPT Plugged
Tapping
IN
OUT
Inlet Pressure Tap
Outlet
Pressure Tap
Figure 19 - Connecting Flexible Gas Line to Millivolt Valve
Grate
Vermiculite
(Pan Material)
Burner Pan
Grate
Figure 20 - Fill Entire Burner Pan with
Vermiculite
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Ember
Material Vermiculite (Pan Material)
Burner
Pan
Figure 21 - Ember Material on Surface of
Pan Material (Vermiculite)
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Continued
Grate
0.5"
Pan and Ember
Material
0.5"
Burner Pan
NOTICE: Do not put lava rock
inside the burner pan or around
the air mixer fitting. Placing lava
rock inside the burner pan or
blocking the openings of the propane/LP air mixer could cause
performance problems.
Log 4
Figure 22 - Pan and Ember Material
Clearances
LOG PLACEMENT FOR MODELS
M36E, M36EP, VME36 AND VM36EP
1. Place small front right log (log 1) on right
front of grate as shown in Figure 23.
2. Place large back log (log 2) onto grate
making sure notches rest over grate as
shown in Figure 23.
3. Place log 3 into notch on log 2, resting
front end on top of log 1 (see Figure 24).
4. Place upper end of log 4 into notch on log
2 as shown in Figure 24. Rest lower end
of log 4 onto middle grate finger as shown
in Figure 25.
5. Place upper end of log 5 into notch on left
of log 2 (see Figure 25). Rest lower end
of log 5 on grate as shown in Figure 26.
6. Insert lower end of log 6 between first
two grate fingers as shown in Figure
26 and position upper end of log 6 into
notched area on front of log 2 as shown
in Figure 26.
As an option to enhance the look of the hearth,
you may place lava rock provided around front
and sides of burner.
Log 3
Log 2
Notches
Log 1
Figure 24 - Installing Logs 3 and 4
Log 5
Log 6
Notch
Log 4
Notch
Log 2
Figure 25 - Installing Logs 5 and 6
Notch
Log 1
Figure 23 - Installing Logs 1 and 2
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VM36 and VM36P Models
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INSTALLATION
Continued
LOG PLACEMENT FOR MODELS
M42E, M42EP, VME42 AND VM42EP
1. Place large back log (log 1) onto grate
making sure notches rest over grate (see
Figure 27).
2. Insert lower end of log 2A between first
two grate fingers and position upper end
into notch on front of log 1. See Figure 27.
Place log 2B on front right side of grate as
shown in Figure 27.
3. Place log 3 into notch on top left of log 1,
resting lower end on left two grate fingers
(see Figure 28).
4. Place upper end of log 4 into notch on
log 1 as shown in Figure 28. Rest lower
end of log 4 on the middle grate finger as
shown in Figure 29.
Notch
Log 1
5. Place upper end of log 5 into notch on top
inner right of log 1 (see Figure 29). Rest
lower end of log 5 on middle grate finger
as shown in Figure 30.
6. Place log 6 into notch on top right of log
1 (see Figure 29). Rest lower end of log
6 on top of log 2B (see Figure 30).
As an option to enhance the look of the hearth,
you may place lava rock provided around front
and sides of burner pan.
NOTICE: Do not put lava rock
inside the burner pan or around
the air mixer fitting. Placing lava
rock inside the burner pan or
blocking the openings of the propane/LP air mixer could cause
performance problems.
Log 5
Log 6
Log 2A
Log 1
Log 2B
Notch
Log 2B
Figure 27 - Installing Logs 1, 2A and 2B
Figure 29 - Installing Logs 5 and 6
Log 3
Log 4
Notches
Log 1
Figure 30 - Logs Installed for M42E,
M42EP, VM42E and VM42EP Models
Figure 28 - Installing Logs 3 and 4
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COMBUSTION AIR KIT MODEL AK4
(OPTIONAL)
The outside air kit may be installed on the left
side of fireplace only. The vent can be installed
through any outside wall a minimum of three
feet below fireplace termination cap. The
handle to operate damper door for outside air
inlet will be located inside left “screen pocket”
of firebox (see Figure 31). Pull handle to open
or push to close.
CAUTION: Air inlet ducts are
not to terminate in attic space.
Screen
Pocket
Air Kit
Handle
Figure 31 - Air Kit Handle Location
APPLIANCE ENCLOSURE
Before finishing enclosure around appliance,
inspect all joints around outer surround. Any
gaps between nailing flanges and framing
should be sealed with noncombustible insulation or caulking.
If appliance is mounted on a raised platform,
it must be a continuous surface and not on
blocks without a solid surface. This will prevent entry of cold air by means of conduction
through the total bottom of appliance (see
Figure 32).
Side
Framing
Caulk Here
CAUTION: Use only glass
doors certified for use with this
appliance.
Note: Glass door may be heavy for some
individuals. If this is the case, please request
help if needed.
The M36E, VM36E, M42E and VM42E Bvent fireplaces are approved for use with
optional bi-fold glass doors (see Accessories,
page 25). Glass panels may be ordered and
installed anytime after fireplace installation
is complete.
Follow these steps to install left and right
panels:
1. With handle at the bottom, completely fold
panel on its hinges.
2. With handle facing center of firebox opening, insert lower pivot pin on glass door
panel into hole in pivot plate on bottom edge
of fireplace opening (see Figure 33).
3. Keeping folded door tilted, slide upper two
pins into guide track found under upper
facial edge of firebox opening.
4. Tilt glass assembly fully vertical until outer
pivot pin snaps into mounting hole in upper spring clip (see Figure 33).
5. Once top and bottom pins are secured,
unfold door into the closed position.
Insert Pin Into Spring Clip
Spring Clip
Slide Top
Pin Into
Door Track
Insert Bottom Pivot Pin Into
Pivot Plate and Swing Door
Into Vertical Position
Side
Framing
Pack Insulation
Figure 32 - Sealing Between Appliance
and Framing
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DOOR ACCESSORY
Pivot Plate
Figure 33 - Installing Optional Glass
Door
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INSTALLATION
Continued
6. Repeat process for opposite door assembly.
7. To adjust doors, slide them partially open.
Using a screwdriver, loosen hold-down
screws in the spring clip (see Figure 34)
and pivot plate.
8. Close both doors until evenly joined at
the middle and note gap at outer edges
of face.
9. Reopen one door at a time and retighten
upper and lower hold-down screws.
10.Repeat process until both doors are evenly joined, spaced and working freely.
CAUTION: The glass panels become very hot while the
appliance is operating. Do not
attempt to adjust or clean the
glass doors until the appliance
has fully cooled.
The doors may be removed for replacement
or cleaning as follows:
1. Partially open door and press up on upper
spring clip with a screw driver until outer
top pivot pin is free of clip.
2. Fully fold frame assembly and slide upper
edge towards center of firebox opening
until guide pins are free of frame rail (see
Figure 35).
CAUTION: Always operate
the appliance with the doors either fully opened or fully closed.
Operating the appliance with
the doors partially open can result in improper venting of flue
products.
Spring
Clip
Hold-Down
Screw
Side
Front
Face
Partially
Opened
Door
Figure 34 - Adjusting Glass Doors
Fold Bi-Fold
Door After
Releasing
Spring Clip
and Slide
Door Out of
Upper Track
Spring Clip
Press
Spring Clip
to Release
Pivot Pin
Remove Bottom Pin
From Pivot Plate While
Sliding Door Out of the
Upper Track
Pivot Plate
Figure 35 - Removing Glass Doors
OPENING VENT DAMPER
Vent damper must be locked in the full open
position before operating fireplace. If vent
damper is not open, fireplace will not light.
OPEN
VENT DAMPER MUST BE LOCKED
IN THE FULL OPEN POSITION
TO OPERATE THE APPLIANCE
CLOSE
Figure 36 - Opening Vent Damper
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OPERATION
FOR YOUR SAFETY
READ BEFORE LIGHTING
WARNING: If you do not follow these instructions exactly,
a fire or explosion may result
causing property damage, personal injury or loss of life.
A. This appliance has a pilot which must
be lighted by hand. When lighting
the pilot, follow these instructions
exactly.
B. BEFORE LIGHTING smell all around
the appliance area for gas. Be sure to
smell next to the floor because some
gas is heavier than air and will settle
on the floor.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS
•Do not try to light any appliance.
•Do not touch any electric switch; do
not use any phone in your building.
•Immediately call your gas supplier
from a neighbor’s phone. Follow the
gas supplier’s instructions.
•If you cannot reach your gas supplier,
call the fire department.
C. Use only your hand to push in or turn
the gas control knob. Never use tools.
If the knob will not push in or turn by
hand, don’t try to repair it, call a qualified service technician or gas supplier.
Force or attempted repair may result in
a fire or explosion.
D. Do not use this appliance if any part
has been under water. Immediately
call a qualified service technician to
inspect the appliance and to replace
any part of the control system and
any gas control which has been under
water.
LIGHTING
INSTRUCTIONS
NOTICE: During initial operation
of new fireplace, burning logs
will give off a paper-burning
smell. Orange flame will also
be present. Open damper or
window to vent smell. This will
only last a few hours.
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1. STOP! Read the safety information, in
column 1.
2. Turn off all electric power to appliance.
3. Turn wall switch to the OFF position.
4. Fully open glass doors if installed.
5. Remove front refractory brick access
panel.
6. Turn equipment shutoff valve clockwise
to the OFF position (see Figure
37). Do not force.
7. Wait five (5) minutes to clear out any gas.
Then smell for gas, including near the
floor. If you smell gas, STOP! Follow “B”
in the safety information, above. If you
don’t smell gas, go to the next step.
8. Turn equipment shutoff valve counterclockwise
to the ON position. Do
not force.
9. Replace front refractory brick access
panel.
10.Fully close glass doors if installed.
11.Turn on all electric power to appliance.
12.Turn wall switch to the ON position.
13.Visually locate pilot. The ignitor should
begin to spark and main burner should
ignite once flame appears at pilot.
•If lighting appliance for the first time each
season, it may take several attempts
before the supply gas can reach the pilot
and main burners.
•If the appliance will not stay lit after
several attempts, follow the instructions
To Turn Off Gas To Appliance, page 20,
and call your service technician or gas
supplier.
Equipment
Shutoff Valve
Adjustment
Screw
Figure 37 - Turning Equipment Shutoff
Valve to the OFF Position
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OPERATION
Continued
TO TURN OFF GAS
TO APPLIANCE
1. Turn off wall switch.
2. Turn off all electric power to appliance if
service is to be performed.
3. Fully open glass doors if installed.
4. Remove front hearth brick and control
access panel.
5. Turn gas control knob clockwise
to OFF. Do not force.
6. Replace front refractory brick access
panel.
7. Fully close glass doors if installed.
1. Turn equipment shutoff valve to ON position. You can now turn burner on and off
with the hand-held remote control unit.
IMPORTANT: Be sure to press ON/OFF
buttons on hand-held remote control unit
for up to 3 seconds to assure proper
operation.
2. Press the ON/OFF button to turn burner
on and off.
Sensing
Rod
Pilot
Burner
Ignitor
OPTIONAL REMOTE
OPERATION
Note: The WRC receiver and hand-held remote control kit must be purchased separately
(see Accessories, page 25). Follow installation instructions on page 10.
Figure 38 - Pilot
INSPECTING BURNERS
Check pilot flame pattern and burner flame
patterns often.
PILOT ASSEMBLY
The pilot assembly is factory preset for the
proper flame. Alterations may have occurred
during shipping and handling. The pilot is
located on the back right hand side of the
burner.
The flame must envelope 1/4" of top of the
ignitor/sensor and grounding stem.
If your pilot assembly does not meet these
requirements:
• Turn adjustment screw marked PILOT
clockwise to decrease or counterclockwise
to increase the flame to proper size (see
Figure 37, page 19). Do not remove adjustment screw.
• see Troubleshooting, page 23
Figure 40 shows a typical flame pattern. If
burner flame pattern differs from that described:
• turn appliance off (see To Turn Off Gas to
Appliance)
• see Troubleshooting, page 23
Pilot
Burner
Sensing
Rod
Ignitor/
Sensor
Figure 39 - Correct Pilot Flame Pattern
BURNER FLAME PATTERN
Burner flames will be steady, not lifting or
floating. Flames should go up through the
middle of log set. Flames should not "spill" to
the edges of pan or sides of log set.
Figure 40 - Typical Flame Pattern
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CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE
WARNING: Installation and
repair should be done by a qualified service person. The appliance should be inspected before
each use and at least annually
by a qualified service person.
More frequent cleaning may be
required due to excessive lint
from carpeting, bedding material, pet hair, etc. It is imperative
that the control compartments,
burners and circulating air system be kept clean.
WARNING: The logs can be
hot. Handle only when cool.
WARNING: Turn off gas and
electrical power before servicing
appliance.
WARNING: Failure to keep
the primary air opening(s) of
the burner(s) clean may result in
sooting and property damage.
PILOT AND BURNER
• Remove logs and ember material before
cleaning burner and replace when cleaning
is complete.
• Burner and controls should be cleaned
with compressed air to remove dust, dirt
or lint.
• Use a vacuum cleaner or small, soft bristled
brush to remove excess dust, dirt or lint.
LOGS
• If you remove logs for cleaning, refer to
log placement information on page 15 to
properly replace logs.
• Use a vacuum cleaner to remove any
carbon buildup on logs.
• Replace log(s) if broken. See Replacement
Parts.
• Replace ember material periodically as
needed. See Replacement Parts.
REPLACEMENT PARTS
Note: Use only original replacement parts.
This will protect your warranty coverage for
parts replaced under warranty.
PARTS UNDER WARRANTY
Contact authorized dealers of this product. If
they can’t supply original replacement part(s),
call FMI PRODUCTS, LLC at 1-866-328-4537.
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When calling, have ready:
• your name
• your address
• model and serial numbers of your fireplace
• how fireplace was malfunctioning
• purchase date
Usually, we will ask you to return the part to
the factory.
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WIRING DIAGRAM
Pilot Burner
Pilot Gas Line
OFF
WALL SWITCH
(NOT SUPPLIED)
ON
INCOMING
MAIN GAS
SUPPLY
BLACK
IGN
WHITE
GND TR
PV/MV
BLACK
WHITE
GREEN
PV
EV1
GREEN
Robertshaw
MODEL SP745 IGNITION CONTROL
VENT SAFETY
SHUTOFF SWITCH
MANUAL
DAMPER
SWITCH
INCOMING
120V AC
(FUSE BOX
OR BREAKER)
TH
MV
ELECTRICAL RATING:
120v, 60Hz, 0.7A
EV2
24V AC
STEP DOWN
TRANSFORMER
120V AC
OPTIONAL
REMOTE
CONTROL
GAS LINE
TO
BURNER
SERVICE HINTS
When Gas Pressure Is Too Low
• pilot will not stay lit
• burner will have delayed ignition
• fireplace will not produce specified heat
• propane/LP gas supply may be low if using
propane/LP gas
If using propane/LP gas, you may feel your
gas pressure is too low. If so, contact your
local propane/LP gas supplier.
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TECHNICAL SERVICE
You may have further questions about
installation, operation, or troubleshooting.
If so, contact FMI PRODUCTS, LLC at
1-866-328-4537. When calling please have
your model and serial numbers of your
fireplace ready.
You can also visit FMI PRODUCTS, LLC’s
web site at www.fmiproducts.com.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Note: Before troubleshooting the system, make sure the gas shutoff valve is ON. The two
most common causes of a malfunctioning gas appliance are:
1. Loose wiring connections
2. Construction debris clogging the pilot and/or gas control valve filter
OBSERVED PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSE
REMEDY
Ignitor will not spark or pilot 1.No gas supply or shutoff 1.Check to see if you have gas
will not light
valve is OFF
supply and that equipment
shutoff valve is opened
2.Air in gas line
2.Repeat lighting procedure
several times to purge all air
out of lines. If after repeated
attempts appliance does
not light, call for qualified
service and repair
3.Construction debris clog- 3.Remove debris and dirt,
ging pilot orifice
inspect and clean any other
possible obstructions
4.Low gas pressure
4.Contact your gas supplier
to check pressure
5.Kinked pilot line
5.Have a qualified technician
replace pilot line
6.Control valve knob is not 6.Replace control valve (reopening
fer to Replacement Parts,
page 21)
7.No power to unit or the 7.Check that main power is
ignition module or power
on and that all wire connectransformer is bad
tions are made correctly to
ignition model (see Wiring
Diagram, page 22). Check
for 24 VAC at the secondary
side of transformer. If 24
VAC is present and module
does not operate, have
module replaced otherwise
have transformer replaced
8.Vent damper not fully 8.Open vent damper until fully
open
locked in OPEN position
Pilot will not stay lit
1.Loose wiring on ignitor 1.Check wiring connection. Rewire to ignition module
fer to wiring diagram, page
and/or poor ground to igni21, and/or check ground wire
tion module
to ignition module
2.Pilot flame too low to 2.Clean and adjust pilot burnsense
er and check gas supply
and inlet pressure to unit
Note: Have a qualified technician replace pilot assembly if broken or corroded
No gas to burner, although wall 1.Wall switch wires defective 1.Check electrical connecswitch and valve are set to the
or too long
tions
ON position
2.Thermopile not generating 2.Recheck problems 1 and 2
sufficient voltage
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Continued
WARNING: If you smell gas
• Shut off gas supply.
• Do not try to light any appliance.
• Do not touch any electrical switch; do not use any phone in your
building.
• Immediately call your gas supplier from a neighbor’s phone. Follow the gas supplier’s instructions.
• If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the fire department.
IMPORTANT: Operating fireplace where impurities in air exist may create odors. Cleaning
supplies, paint, paint remover, cigarette smoke, cements and glues, new carpet or textiles,
etc., create fumes. These fumes may mix with combustion air and create odors.
OBSERVED PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSE
REMEDY
Fireplace produces a clicking/ 1.Metal expanding while 1.This is normal with most
ticking noise just after burner
heating or contracting while
fireplaces. If noise is exis lit or shut off
cooling
cessive, contact qualified
service person
Fireplace produces unwanted 1.Fireplace burning vapors 1.Ventilate room. Stop usodors
from paint, hair spray,
ing odor causing products
glues, etc. (See IMPORwhile fireplace is running
TANT statement above)
2.For propane/LP gas, low 2.Contact local propane/LP
fuel supply
supplier
3.Gas leak. See Warning 3.Locate and correct all leaks
statement at top of page
(see Gas Line Hook-Up,
page 13)
Gas odor even when gas 1.Gas leak. See Warning 1.Locate and correct all leaks
control valve is off
statement at top of page
(see Gas Line Hook-Up,
page 13)
2.Control valve defective
2.Replace control valve
Gas odor during combustion
1.Foreign matter between 1.Take apart gas tubing and
control valve and burner
remove foreign matter
2.Gas leak. See Warning 2.Locate and correct all leaks
statement at top of page
(see Gas Line Hook-Up,
page 13)
Dark residue on logs or inside 1.Improper log placement
of fireplace
2.Air holes at burner inlet
blocked
3.B u r n e r f l a m e h o l e s
blocked
4.Improper venting or excessive blockage
5.Excessive amounts of embers and pan material
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1.Properly locate logs (see
log placement sections on
page 15)
2.Clean out air holes at burner inlets. Periodically repeat
as needed
3.Remove blockage or replace burner
4.Have vent system inspected, including termination
cap. Remove any restrictions or obstruction
5.Clear excess embers until
a minimum gap of 1/2"
remains under grate
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ACCESSORIES
NOTICE: All accessories may not be available for all fireplace models.
Purchase these accessories from your local dealer. If they can not supply these accessories
call FMI PRODUCTS, LLC at 1-866-328-4537 for information. You can also write to the address
listed on the back page of this manual.
BLOWER KIT
AIR KIT - AK4
Optional kit helps offset the negative pressure
often existing in today's tightly constructed
homes.
BK - Squirrel Cage Blower With Speed
Control
REMOTE CONTROL KITS
PT36 - 36", Black
PT36B - 36", Brushed Brass
PT36P - 36", Platinum
PT42 - 42", Black
PT42B - 42", Brushed Brass
PT42P - 42", Platinum
WRC - Standard On/Off Electronic Remote
Control Kit
EXTRUDED ALUMINUM BI-FOLD
GLASS DOORS
BD36 - 36" Black Finish
BD36B - 36" Brushed Brass Finish
BD36P - 36" Platinum Finish
BD42 - 42" Black Finish
BD42B - 42" Brushed Brass Finish
BD42P - 42" Platinum Finish
FIXED GLASS DOORS
FD36 - 36" Black Finish
FD36B - 36" Brushed Brass Finish
FD36P - 36" Platinum Finish
FD42 - 42" Black Finish
FD42B - 42" Brushed Brass Finish
FD42P - 42" Platinum Finish
BRICK LINER KIT
(For M36(B,H), M36P(B,H), M42(B,H) and
M42P(B,H)
BL36 - 36" Refractory Standard Brick
BL42 - 42" Refractory Standard Brick
BL36H - 36" Refractory Herringbone Brick
BL42H - 42" Refractory Herringbone Brick
(For VM36(B,H), VM36P(B,H), VM42(B,H)
and VM42P(B,H)
BL36S - 36" Refractory Standard Brick
BL42S - 42" Refractory Standard Brick
BL36HS - 36" Refractory Herringbone Brick
BL42HS - 42" Refractory Herringbone Brick
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LOUVER TRIM KIT (Rolled Louvers
Only)
LT36B - 36", Brushed Brass
LT36P - 36", Platinum
LT42B - 42", Brushed Brass
LT42P - 42", Platinum
FACE/LOUVER PANEL KITS
SP36, SP42 - Smooth Faced, Black
SL36, SL42 - Stamped, Black
RL36, RL42 - Rolled, Black
FP36, FP42 - Filigree Panel, Black
FP36B, FP42B - Filigree Panel, Brushed
Brass
FP36P, FP42P - Filigree Panel, Platinum
PROPANE/NATURAL GAS
CONVERSION KIT
PCBE-36 - Propane/LP Gas, Electronic
Models
NCBE-36 - Natural Gas - Electronic Models
PCBE-42 - Propane/LP Gas, Electronic
Models
NCBE-42 - Natural Gas, Electronic Models
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PARTS
MODELS
M36E(B,H), M36EP(B,H), M42E(B,H), M42EP(B,H), VM36E(B,H),
VM36EP(B,H), VM42E(B,H) AND VM42EP(B,H)
51
50
21
28
32
26
31
27
37
36 38
LP
35 34
50
10
11
30
33
6
29
25
34
35
NG
25
1
24
11
22
49
52
43
14
12
62
52
15
48
16
7
13
55
41
46
9
42
17
9
8
19
40
20
2
39
4 23
5
45
47
18
44
3
7
47
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PARTS
This list contains replaceable parts used in your fireplace. When ordering parts, follow the
instructions listed under Replacement Parts on page 21 of this manual.
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
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VM36E(P)(B,H) VM42E(P)(B,H) DESCRIPTION
14153
14153
Micro Switch
109098-01
109098-01
Wire Harness
108863-01
108863-01
24" Supply Connect Plug
108864-01
108864-01
Strain Relief 1/2" Bushing
106642-01
106642-01
Air Rod Retainer
106643-01
106643-01
Damper Rod Retainer
106651-01
107805-01
Panel Closure
14129
14129
Transformer
11201
11201
Nut, #8-32
106657-02
107811-02
Air Separator
11408
11408
Bushing
See page 26
Left Refractory
See page 26
Right Refractory
See page 26
Rear Refractory
See page 26
Bottom Rear Refractory
See page 26
Bottom Front Refractory
11186
11186
Scew, #8-32
20088
20088
Door Stop
106691-01
107839-01
Screen Rod
11109
11109
Screw, #8-32 x 1/2"
106699-01
106699-01
Transition 6" B-Vent Collar
106703-01
106703-01
Air Kit Door Assembly
11107
11107
Screw, #10-32 x 1/4"
106948-02
107823-02
Smoke Deflector
11165
11165
Screw, #10 x 5/8"
107796-01
107796-02
Grate Assy
107742-01
107742-02
Burner Pan
107795-01
107831-01
Burner Tube
107748-01
107748-01
Burner Brckt
107985-01
107985-02
Pilot Shield
901681-01
901681-01
Burner Clamp
11209
11209
Nut, #10-24
11147
11147
Screw, #10-24 x 1/2
901066-01
901066-01
Brass Air Mixer (NG)
901066-02
901066-02
Brass Air Mixer (LP)
901064-03
901064-08
Orifice (NG)
901065-13
901065-08
Orifice (LP)
108866-01
108866-01
Pilot (NG)
108866-02
108866-02
Pilot (LP)
108867-01
108867-01
Pilot Orifice (NG)
108867-02
108867-02
Pilot Orifice (LP)
11102
11102
Screw, #8-32 x 3/8
14569
14569
Gas Control Valve (NG)
14570
14570
Gas Control Valve (LP)
107741-01
107741-01
Valve Bracket
110286-01
110286-01
Ignition Module
111288-02
111288-02
Manual Valve w/ Flex Hose
22912
22924
Draft Diverter
108005-03
108005-03
Wire Harness
108005-02
108005-02
Wire Harness
11418
11418
Push-On Nut
12105
107840-01
Screen
14123
14123
Strain Relief
14574
106543-01
Limit Switch
20280
20280
Top Spacer
20023
20023
Starter Collar
20027
20027
Brick Liner Retainer
20042
20042
Air Kit Cover
20090
20090
Spring Clip
20089
20089
Pivot Clip
PARTS AVAILABLE NOT SHOWN
901157-01
901157-01
Lava Rock
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1
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
4
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
2
2
1
1
4
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
2
1
1
4
1
2
1
2
2
1
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PARTS
This list contains replaceable parts used in your fireplace. When ordering parts, follow the
instructions listed under Replacement Parts on page 21 of this manual.
14
12
16
13
15
KEY M36(B,H)
NO. VM36(B,H)
M42(B,H)
VM42(B,H)
12
107812-02
108169-02
107812-01
108169-01
107814-02
108170-02
107814-01
108170-01
107816-02
108171-02
107816-01
108171-01
107818-02
108172-02
107818-01
13
14
15
16
106658-02
108164-02
106658-01
108164-01
106659-02
108165-02
106659-01
108165-01
106660-02
108166-02
106660-01
108166-01
106661-02
108167-02
106661-01
108167-01 108172-01
106662-02 107820-02
108168-02 108173-02
106662-01 107820-01
108168-01 108173-01
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DESCRIPTION
QTY
Left Refractory, Std. Brick (M36EB/ME42B)
Left Refractory, Herringbone (M36EH/M42EH)
Left Refractory, Std. Brick (VM36EB/VM42EB)
Left Refractory, Herringbone (VM36EH/VM42EH)
Right Refractory, Std. Brick (M36EB/M42EB)
Right Refractory, Herringbone (M36EH/M42EH)
Right Refractory, Std. Brick (VM36eB/VM42EB)
Right Refractory, Herringbone (VM36EH/VM42EH)
Rear Refractory, Std. Brick (M36EB/M42EB)
Rear Refractory, Herringbone (M36EH/M42EH)
Rear Refractory, Std. Brick (VM36EB/VM42EB)
Rear Refractory, Herringbone (VM36EH/VM42EH)
Bottom Rear Refractory, Std. Brick (M36/ME42, M36B/M42EB)
Bottom Rear Refractory, Herringbone (M36H/M42H)
Bottom Rear Refractory, Std. Brick (VM36E/VM42E,
VM36EB/VM42EB)
Bottom Rear Refractory, Herringbone (VM36EH/VM42EH)
Bottom Front Refractory, Std. Brick (M36E/M42E,
M36EB/M42EB)
Bottom Front Refractory, Herringbone (M36EH/M42EH)
Bottom Front Refractory, Std. Brick (VM3E6/VM42E,
VM36B/VM42B)
Bottom Front Refractory, Herringbone (VM36EH/ VM42EH)
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1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
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PARTS
LOGSETS FOR MODELS
M36(B,H), M36P(B,H), VM36(B,H) AND VM36P(B,H)
5
4
6
3
5
4
2
3
1
KEY
NO. PART NO.
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
Log Set
Right Front 9" Split Log
Rear Log
Top Right Log - 11 3/4"
Top Right Log - 16"
Top Left Log - 13 1/2" Y-Log
Top Left Log - 11"
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108724-01
901098-01
108720-01
108721-01
108722-01
108723-01
QTY.
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2A
2B
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5
PARTS
4
FOR
LOGSETS
MODELS
M42(B,H), M42P(B,H), VM42(B,H) AND VM42P(B,H)
3
5
4
3
1
6
1
2A
2B
KEY
NO. PART NO.
1
2A
2B
3
4
5
6
30
107999-02
901098-02
108723-01
108839-01
108722-01
108838-01
108721-01
108720-01
DESCRIPTION
Log Set
Rear Log
Left Front Log - 11"
Right Front Log - 15 3/4" Round
Top Left Log - 13 1/2" Y-Log
Inside Top Left Log - 15 3/4" Split
Inside Top Right Log - 16"
Top Right Log - 11 3/4"
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QTY.
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
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WARRANTY
KEEP THIS WARRANTY
Model (located on product or identification tag)______________________________
Serial No. (located on product or identification tag)___________________________
Date Purchased ___________________________
Keep receipt for warranty verification.
FMI PRODUCTS, LLC LIMITED WARRANTIES
New Products
Standard Warranty: FMI PRODUCTS, LLC warrants this new product and any parts thereof to be free
from defects in material and workmanship for a period of four (4) year from the date of first purchase from
an authorized dealer provided the product has been installed, maintained and operated in accordance with
FMI PRODUCTS, LLC’s warnings and instructions.
For products purchased for commercial, industrial or rental usage, this warranty is limited to 90 days from
the date of first purchase.
Factory Reconditioned Products
Limited Warranty: FMI PRODUCTS, LLC warrants factory reconditioned products and any parts thereof
to be free from defects in material and workmanship for 30 days from the date of first purchase from an
authorized dealer provided the product has been installed, maintained and operated in accordance with
FMI PRODUCTS, LLC’s warnings and instructions.
Terms Common to All Warranties
The following terms apply to all of the above warranties:
Always specify model number and serial number when contacting the manufacturer. To make a claim under
this warranty the bill of sale or other proof of purchase must be presented.
This warranty is extended only to the original retail purchaser when purchased from an authorized dealer,
and only when installed by a qualified installer in accordance with all local codes and instructions furnished
with this product.
This warranty covers the cost of part(s) required to restore this product to proper operating condition and
an allowance for labor when provided by a FMI PRODUCTS, LLC Authorized Service Center or a provider
approved by FMI PRODUCTS, LLC. Warranty parts must be obtained through authorized dealers of this
product and/or FMI PRODUCTS, LLC who will provide original factory replacement parts. Failure to use
original factory replacement parts voids this warranty.
Travel, handling, transportation, diagnostic, material, labor and incidental costs associated with warranty
repairs, unless expressly covered by this warranty, are not reimbursable under this warranty and are the
responsibility of the owner.
All warranty will be voided if this product is used with a thermostat.
Excluded from this warranty are products or parts that fail or become damaged due to misuse, accidents,
improper installation, lack of proper maintenance, tampering, or alteration(s).
This is FMI PRODUCTS, LLC’s exclusive warranty, and to the full extent allowed by law; this express warranty excludes any and all other warranties, express or implied, written or verbal and limits the duration of
any and all implied warranties, including warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose to
four (4) year on new products and 30 days on factory reconditioned products from the date of first purchase.
FMI PRODUCTS, LLC makes no other warranties regarding this product.
FMI PRODUCTS, LLC’s liability is limited to the purchase price of the product, and FMI PRODUCTS, LLC
shall not be liable for any other damages whatsoever under any circumstances including indirect, incidental,
or consequential damages.
Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts or the exclusion or limitation of
incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
For information about this warranty contact:
2701 S. Harbor Blvd.
Santa Ana, CA 92704
1-866-328-4537
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