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White Mountain Hearth Vented Slope Glaze Burner (VFM/VSR18/24/30) Owner Manual
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
AND OWNER'S MANUAL
Vented Slope Glaze Burner
VENTED
DECORATIVE LOG SET
FOR INSTALLATION IN
SOLID-FUEL BURNING FIREPLACES
MODELS
VSM-18-2
VSM-24-2
VSM-30-2
VSR-18-2
VSR-24-2
VSR-30-2
WARNING
If the information in these instructions are
not followed exactly, a fire or explosion
may result causing property damage, personal injury or loss of life.
— Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity of
this or any other appliance.
— WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS
• Do not try to light any appliance.
• Do not touch any electrical switch; do
not use any phone in your building.
• Leave the building immediately.
• Immediately call your gas supplier
from a neighbor’s phone. Follow the
gas supplier’s instructions.
• If you cannot reach your gas supplier,
call the fire department.
— Installation and service must be performed by a qualified installer, service
agency or the gas supplier.
WARNING
This log set is to be installed only in a solid-fuel burning fireplace with a working flue constructed of noncombustible material. The vent damper must also have
a damper clamp attached to it to keep the damper from
accidentally closing during operation.
WARNING
If not installed, operated and maintained in accordance
with the manufacturer's instructions, this product
could expose you to substances in fuel or from fuel
combustion which can cause death or serious illness.
INSTALLER:
Leave this manual with the appliance.
CONSUMER:
Retain this manual for future reference.
AVERTISSEMENT
Assurez vous de bien suivre les instructions données
dans cette notice pour réduire au minimum le risque
d’incendie ou d’explosion ou pour éviter tout dommage matériel, toute blessure ou la mort.
— Ne pas entreposer ni utiliser d’essence ni d’autres
vapeurs ou liquides inflammables dans le voisnage
de cet appareil ou de tout autre appareil.
— QUE FAIRE SI VOUS SENTEZ UNE ODEUR DE GAZ:
• Ne pas tenter d’allumer d’appareil.
• Ne touchez a aucun interrupteur. Ne pas vous
servir des téléphones se trouvant dans le bâtiment où vous vous trouvez.
• Laissez le bâtiment immédiatement
• Appelez immédiatement votre fournisseur de
gaz depuis un voisin. Suivez les instructions
du fournisseur.
• Si vous ne pouvez rejoindre le fournisseur de
gaz, appelez le service des incendies.
— L’installation et l’entretien doivent être assurés par
un installateur ou un service d’entretien qualifié ou
par le fournisseur de gaz.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Section
Page
Important Safety Information ....................................................................................................... 3
Safety Information for Users of LP Gas........................................................................................ 4
Introduction................................................................................................................................... 5
General Information...................................................................................................................5-6
Fireplace Preparation................................................................................................................6-7
Before Fully Installing the Appliance............................................................................................. 7
Gas Supply................................................................................................................................... 8
Placement of Glowing Embers and Lava Rock............................................................................ 9
Operation Instructions/Flame Appearance................................................................................... 9
VSM-(18, 24, 30) Lighting Instructions ...................................................................................... 10
VSR-(18, 24, 30) Lighting Instructions ....................................................................................... 11
Pilot and Main Burner Flame Characteristics............................................................................. 12
Wiring ......................................................................................................................................... 13
Cleaning and Servicing............................................................................................................... 13
Troubleshooting.......................................................................................................................... 14
Parts List..................................................................................................................................... 15
Parts View................................................................................................................................... 16
Propane (LP) Gas Conversion Instructions................................................................................ 17
Natural Gas Conversion Instructions.......................................................................................... 18
Master Parts Distributor List....................................................................................................... 19
How To Order Repair Parts......................................................................................................... 19
Warranty..................................................................................................................................... 20
CAUTION: If logs or branches are damaged do not use.
A certain amount of sooting will occur which enhances the realistic look of the logs and branches. If an excessive
amount of sooting does occur you can use a gas log cleaner to remove the soot build-up or lightly brush off the
soot build-up with a soft bristle brush taking care not to damage the logs and branches.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
Installer: Please leave these instructions with the owner for future
reference.
This unit complies with ANSI Z21.60 and CGA 2.26 Decorative Gas
Appliances For Installation In Solid Fuel Burning Fireplaces. Do
not burn wood or solid fuels in a fireplace where a decorative gas
log set is installed. This appliance is for installation only in a solid
fuel burning fireplace, masonry fireplace or manufactured fireplace.
2.
3.
WARNING: Any modification to this gas log set or to controls
can be dangerous. Improper installation or use of the gas log set
can cause serious injury or death from fire, burns, explosion or
carbon monoxide poisoning.
1.
Please follow all local codes regarding installation, combustion and ventilation air or in the absence of local codes follow
the National Fuel Gas Code ANSI Z223.1(U.S. installation),
or CAN/CGA-B149, Installation Code (Canada installation).
4.
5.
Proper installation, burner pan location and log placement is
important to achieve optimum look and performance of your
gas log set. The logs have been designed for easy location
and placement on the grate and must be followed for proper
operation.
Do not operate this log set with glass doors in the closed
position. A fireplace screen must be in place when the log
set is burning. Adequate combustion air must be provided for
proper venting. All flames should go up and out the top of the
firebox into the flue vent. If any flames float or curl forward into
the room do not operate appliance. Check for an open flue
and adequate combustion air into the room. A damper clamp
must be installed on the firebox damper to maintain an open
flue vent condition.
Young children must be carefully supervised when they are
in the same room as the gas log while in operation. Do not
place stockings, clothing or any flammable material above or
near the fireplace.
Do not substitute or use materials other than those supplied
for use with the log set.
DO NOT OPERATE THIS GAS LOG SET WITH GLASS DOORS CLOSED.
DANGER: Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, will result in death or serious injury.
WARNING: Indicates a hazardous situation which, if
not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
CAUTION: Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, could result in minor or moderate injury.
NOTICE: Addresses practices not related to personal injury.
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Due to high temperatures the appliance should be located
out of traffic and away from furniture and draperies.
Children and adults should be alerted to the hazards of
high surface temperatures and should stay away to avoid
burns or clothing ignition.
Young children should be carefully supervised when they
are in the same room as the appliance.
Clothing or other flammable material should not be placed
on or near the appliance.
Do not place trash or other articles on the log set during
operation.
During manufacturing, fabricating and shipping, various
components of this appliance are treated with certain oils,
films or bonding agents. These bonding agents are not
harmful but may produce annoying smoke and smells as
they are burned off during initial operation of the appliance.
This is a normal temporary occurrence. A window should
be opened during the initial bake out period.
Keep burner and control compartment clean.
WARNING: Before installing in a solid fuel burning
fireplace, the chimney flue and firebox must be cleaned
of soot, creosote, ashes and loose paint by a qualified
chimney cleaner.
WARNING: Do not allow fans to blow directly into the
fireplace. Avoid any drafts that alter burner flame
patterns.
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WARNING: Do not use a blower insert, heat exchanger
insert or other accessory not approved for use with this
appliance.
Installation and repair should be done by a QUALIFIED
SERVICE PERSON. The appliance should be inspected
before use and at least annually by a qualified service
person. More frequent cleaning may be required due to
excessive lint from carpeting, bedding materials, etc. It
is imperative that control compartments, burners and
circulating air passageways of the appliance be kept
clean.
DO NOT put anything around the fireplace that will obstruct
the flow of ventilation air.
DO keep the appliance area clear and free from combustible
material, gasoline and other flammable vapors and
liquids.
A yearly examination and cleaning of the venting system
of the solid-fuel burning fireplace must be performed by
a qualified agency.
DO make a periodic visual check of pilot and burners.
Clean and replace damaged parts.
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.
Ne pas se servir de cet appareil s'il a été plongé dans
l'eau, complètement ou en partie. Appeler un technicien
qualifié pour inspecter l'appareil et remplacer toute partie
du système de contrôle et toute commande qui ont été
plongés dans l'eau.
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SAFETY INFORMATION FOR USERS OF LP-GAS
Propane (LP-Gas) is a flammable gas which can cause fires
and explosions. In its natural state, propane is odorless and
colorless. You may not know all the following safety precautions which can protect both you and your family from an
accident. Read them carefully now, then review them point by
point with the members of your household. Someday when
there may not be a minute to lose, everyone's safety will depend
on knowing exactly what to do. If, after reading the following
information, you feel you still need more information, please
contact your gas supplier.
LP-GAS WARNING ODOR
If a gas leak happens, you should be able to smell the gas because of the odorant put in the LP-Gas.
That's your signal to go into immediate action!
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Do not operate electric switches, light matches, use your
phone. Do not do anything that could ignite the gas.
Get everyone out of the building, vehicle, trailer, or area. Do
that IMMEDIATELY.
Close all gas tank or cylinder supply valves.
LP-Gas is heavier than air and may settle in low areas such
as basements. When you have reason to suspect a gas leak,
keep out of basements and other low areas. Stay out until
firefighters declare them to be safe.
Use your neighbor's phone and call a trained LP-Gas service
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person and the fire department. Even though you may not
continue to smell gas, do not turn on the gas again. Do not
re-enter the building, vehicle, trailer, or area.
Finally, let the service man and firefighters check for escaped
gas. Have them air out the area before you return. Properly
trained LP-Gas service people should repair the leak, then
check and relight the gas appliance for you.
NO ODOR DETECTED - ODOR FADE
Some people cannot smell well. Some people cannot smell the
odor of the chemical put into the gas. You must find out if you
can smell the odorant in propane. Smoking can decrease your
ability to smell. Being around an odor for a time can affect your
sensitivity or ability to detect that odor. Sometimes other odors in
the area mask the gas odor. People may not smell the gas odor
or their minds are on something else. Thinking about smelling a
gas odor can make it easier to smell.
The odorant in LP-gas is colorless, and it can fade under some
circumstances. For example, if there is an underground leak, the
movement of the gas through soil can filter the odorant. Odorants
in LP-Gas also are subject to oxidation. This fading can occur if
there is rust inside the storage tank or in iron gas pipes.
The odorant in escaped gas can adsorb or absorb onto or into walls,
masonry and other materials and fabrics in a room. That will take
some of the odorant out of the gas, reducing its odor intensity.
LP-Gas may stratify in a closed area, and the odor intensity could
vary at different levels. Since it is heavier than air, there may be
more odor at lower levels. Always be sensitive to the slightest gas
odor. If you detect any odor, treat it as a serious leak. Immediately
go into action as instructed earlier.
SOME POINTS TO REMEMBER
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Learn to recognize the odor of LP-gas. Your local LP-Gas
Dealer can give you a "Scratch and Sniff" pamphlet. Use it to
find out what the propane odor smells like. If you suspect that
your LP-Gas has a weak or abnormal odor, call your LP-Gas
Dealer.
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If you are not qualified, do not light pilot lights, perform service,
or make adjustments to appliances on the LP-Gas system. If
you are qualified, consciously think about the odor of LP-Gas
prior to and while lighting pilot lights or performing service or
making adjustments.
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Sometimes a basement or a closed-up house has a musty
smell that can cover up the LP-Gas odor. Do not try to light
pilot lights, perform service, or make adjustments in an area
where the conditions are such that you may not detect the
odor if there has been a leak of LP-Gas.
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Odor fade, due to oxidation by rust or adsorption on walls of
new cylinders and tanks, is possible. Therefore, people should
be particularly alert and careful when new tanks or cylinders
are placed in service. Odor fade can occur in new tanks, or
reinstalled old tanks, if they are filled and allowed to set too
long before refilling. Cylinders and tanks which have been
out of service for a time may develop internal rust which will
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cause odor fade. If such conditions are suspected to exist,
a periodic sniff test of the gas is advisable. If you have any
question about the gas odor, call your LP-gas dealer. A
periodic sniff test of the LP-gas is a good safety measure
under any condition.
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If, at any time, you do not smell the LP-Gas odorant and you
think you should, assume you have a leak. Then take the
same immediate action recommended above for the occasion
when you do detect the odorized LP-Gas.
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If you experience a complete "gas out," (the container is under no vapor pressure), turn the tank valve off immediately.
If the container valve is left on, the container may draw in
some air through openings such as pilot light orifices. If this
occurs, some new internal rusting could occur. If the valve is
left open, then treat the container as a new tank. Always be
sure your container is under vapor pressure by turning it off
at the container before it goes completely empty or having it
refilled before it is completely empty.
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INTRODUCTION
Product Components
• Burner Pan Assembly
— "M" model includes manual gas valve, regulator and safety
pilot.
— "R" model includes millivolt valve and safety thermopile
generator and on/off switch. A remote control or wall switch
accessory is available as an option for this model.
• 1 Bag of Glowing Embers (Rock Wool)
• 1 Damper Clamp
• 2 Bags Decorative Rock
Always consult your local Building Department regarding regulations, codes or ordinances which apply to the installation of a vented
decorative gas log set in a solid-fuel burning fireplace.
This appliance is only for use with the type of gas indicated on the
rating plate.
Instructions to Installer
1. Installer must leave instruction manual with owner after
installation.
2. Installer must have owner fill out and mail warranty card supplied
with the fireplace.
3. Installer should show owner how to start and operate the
fireplace.
WARNING
ANY CHANGE TO THIS APPLIANCE OR ITS CONTROLS CAN
BE DANGEROUS.
Improper installation or use of the appliance can cause serious injury or death from fire, burns, explosion or carbon
monoxide poisoning.
GENERAL INFORMATION
This series is design certified in accordance with American National
Standard/CSA Standard Z21.60 and CGA 2.26, respectively, by the
Canadian Standards Association as a Vented Decorative Appliance
and should be installed according to these instructions.
Model
Input
KW/H
**Reduced
Input BTUH
Depth
(cm)
Height
(cm)
Any alteration of the original design, installed other than as
shown in these instructions or use with a type of gas not
shown on the rating plate is the responsibility of the person
and company making the change.
Minimum
Front
Width
(cm)
VSM-18*
19.0
11.7
81.3
38.1
55.8
VSM-24*
21.9
14.6
86.4
38.1
55.8
VSM-30*
21.9
17.5
96.5
38.1
55.8
Important
All correspondence should refer to complete Model Number, Serial
Number and type of gas.
VSR-18†
19.0
11.7
71.1
38.1
55.8
VSR-24†
21.9
14.6
76.2
38.1
55.8
VSR-30†
21.9
17.5
86.4
38.1
55.8
Notice: During initial use of the logs and branches you will detect
an odor as the logs and branches are cured.
Specifications (Figure 1)
Model
Input
Btuh
** Reduced
Input
BTUH
Minimum
Front
Width
Depth
Height
VSM-18*
65,000
40,000
32"
15"
22"
VSM-24*
75,000
50,000
34"
15"
22"
VSM-30*
75,000
60,000
38"
15"
22"
VSR-18†
65,000
40,000
28"
15"
22"
VSR-24†
75,000
50,000
30"
15"
22"
VSR-30†
75,000
60,000
34"
15"
22"
*M
Denotes manual gas valve
†R
Denotes millivolt gas valve
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Attention: An additional main burner orifice is provided
in instruction package envelope to reduce the input of the burner
assembly.
Gas Inlet VSM Models
3/8" (9.5mm)
Gas Inlet VSR Models
3/8" (9.5mm)
Accessories for VSM and VSR Models
Embers Kit
EK-1
Accessories for VSR Models
Battery Operated Remote Control
FRBC
Electric Remote
FREC
Wall Switch
FWS
DEPTH
HEIGHT
WIDTH
FRONT VIEW
SIDE VIEW
Figure 1
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GENERAL INFORMATION (continued)
Qualified Installing Agency
Installation and replacement of gas piping, gas utilization equipment
or accessories and repair and servicing of equipment shall be performed only by a qualified agency. The term "qualified agency" means
any individual, firm, corporation or company which either in person
or through a representative is engaged in and is responsible for (a)
the installation or replacement of gas piping or (b) the connection,
installation, repair or servicing of equipment, who is experienced in
such work, familiar with all precautions required and has complied
with all the requirements of the authority having jurisdiction.
Commonwealth of Massachusetts: The installation must be
made by a licensed plumber or gas fitter in the Commonwealth
of Massachusetts.
The installation and the provisions for combustion and ventilation
air must conform with the National Fuel Gas Code, ANSI Z223.1/
NFPA54* Canadian Installation Code CAN/CGA B149.
*Available from the American National Standards Institute, Inc. 11
West 42nd St., New York, N.Y. 10018.
High Altitude Installation
When installing this unit at an elevation above 2000 feet (in the
United States) it may be necessary to decrease the input rating by
changing the existing burner orifice to a smaller size. Generally,
input should be reduced 4 percent for each 1000 feet above sea
level. However, if the heating value of the gas has been reduced,
this general rule may not apply. Check with local gas utility for proper
orifice size identification.
For Canadian high altitude applications, this appliance is suitable for
installation at elevations between 0 feet (0m) and 4,500 (1,370m)
without change.
When installing this unit at an elevation above 4500 feet (1,370m)
(in Canada), check with local authorities.
Consult your local gas utility for assistance in determining the proper
orifice for location.
FIREPLACE PREPARATION
• Turn off gas supply to fireplace or firebox.
• Have the fireplace floor and chimney professionally cleaned to
remove ashes, soot, creosote or other obstructions.
Have this cleaning performed annually after installation.
• Seal any fresh air vents or ash clean-out doors located on floor
or wall of fireplace. If not, drafting may cause pilot
outage or sooting. Use a heat-resistant sealant. Do not seal
chimney flue damper.
Installing Damper Clamp (Figure 2)
Remove all ashes or other debris from the fireplace. If the fireplace
is equipped with an ash dump be sure to seal the door with furnace
cement or high temperature silicone. Be sure to check the damper for
proper operation and verify that the flue passageway is open. Attach
damper clamp to the vent damper and tighten hold down bolt.
Place the clamp over the lip of the damper and tighten the hold
down bolt until the clamp is securely attached to the damper. This
will prevent the damper from accidentally closing.
Figure 2
Commonwealth of Massachusetts requirement for installation of
vented decorative appliance in a vented fireplace is the following:
In the Commonwealth of Massachusetts vent free products are
not approved.
A vented decorative gas appliance must be installed in a vented
fireplace only in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The vent
damper must be removed or welded permanently open.
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FOR FACTORY BUILT FIREPLACES
FREE OPENING AREA OF CHIMNEY DAMPER FOR VENTING
COMBUSTION PRODUCTS FROM DECORATIVE APPLIANCES
FOR INSTALLATION IN SOLID FUEL BURNING FIREPLACES.
FOR MASONRY BUILT FIREPLACES
FREE OPENING AREA OF CHIMNEY DAMPER FOR VENTING
COMBUSTION PRODUCTS FROM DECORATIVE APPLIANCES
FOR INSTALLATION IN SOLID FUEL BURNING FIREPLACES.
Appliance Input Rate (kBTU/hr)
Chimney
Height*
(ft)
20
30
10
11.3
16.6
22.1
28.3
15
8.6
12.6
17.3
20
7.5
10.8
14.5
25
6.6
9.6
30
6.2
35
5.7
40
Appliance Input Rate (kBTU/hr)
70
80
Chimney
Height*
(ft)
20
30
35.3
44.2
-
6
17.6
25.7
33.8
41.7
21.2
26.4
32.2
31.2
8
16.5
23.7
31.2
18.1
22.1
26.4
31.2
10
15.1
21.7
28.7
12.6
15.9
18.1
22.9
27.3
15
14.1
19.9
9.1
11.3
14.5
17.3
20.4
24.6
20
12.9
8.0
10.8
13.2
15.9
18.9
22.1
30
12.2
5.3
7.5
10.2
12.6
15.2
18.1
20.4
Chimney
Height*
(m)
5.9
8.8
3.05
72.9
107.1
142.6
182.6
227.8
285.2
4.57
55.5
81.3
111.6
136.8
170.3
207.8
6.10
48.4
69.7
93.6
116.8
142.6
170.3
7.62
42.6
61.9
81.3
102.6
116.8
147.8
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**
40
50
60
Minimum Opening** (sq. in.)
14.6
17.6
20.5
50
70
80
49.2
56.6
64.0
38.7
45.5
52.4
59.7
35.2
41.7
48.2
54.3
26.1
32.0
37.7
43.2
48.8
18.5
23.7
28.8
34.3
39.8
44.4
16.9
21.6
26.5
31.2
35.9
40.3
Appliance Input Rate KW/HR)
5.9
1.83
113.6
165.8
218.1
269.0
-
2.44
106.5
152.9
201.3
248.4
3.05
97.4
140.0
185.2
201.3
4.57
91.0
128.4
176.1
6.10
83.2
119.4
9.14
78.7
109.0
23.4
Minimum Opening** (sq. in.)
9.14
40.0
58.7
72.9
93.6
111.6
131.6
158.7
10.67
36.8
51.6
69.7
85.2
102.6
121.9
142.6
12.19
34.2
48.4
65.8
81.3
98.1
116.8
131.6
Height is from hearth to top of chimney and the minimum height is
10 feet (3.05m).
Chart shows minimum opening (sq. in.) (cm2) for given height and
input rate.
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60
Minimum Opening** (sq. in.)
Chimney
Height*
(m)
Appliance Input Rate KW/HR)
11.7
40
8.8
11.7
14.6
17.6
20.5
23.4
317.4
365.2
412.9
249.7
293.6
338.1
385.2
227.1
269.0
311.0
350.3
168.4
206.5
243.2
278.7
314.8
152.9
185.8
221.3
256.8
286.5
139.4
171.0
201.3
231.6
260.0
Minimum Opening** (sq. in.)
Height is from hearth to top of chimney and the minimum height is 6
feet (1.83m).
Chart shows minimum opening (sq. in.) (cm2) for given height and
input rate.
BEFORE FULLY INSTALLING THE APPLIANCE
Before installing in a solid fuel burning fireplace, the chimney flue
and firebox must be cleaned of soot, creosote, ashes and loose
paint by a qualified chimney cleaner.
You must secure the gas log heater to the fireplace floor. If
not, the entire unit may move when you adjust the controls.
Movement of unit may cause shifting of the gas logs which
leads to sooting and improper burning. Grate movement
could cause a gas leak.
3.
Anchor the grate to the fireplace/firebox floor using the screws
provided.
Proper installation of the grate is essential to prevent any movement of the gas logs and controls during operation.
Special care is required if you are installing the unit into a
sunken fireplace. You must raise the fireplace floor to allow
access to gas log controls. This will insure adequate air
flow and guard against sooting. Raise the fireplace floor
using noncombustible materials.
1.
2.
Center the gas log in the fireplace or firebox. The grates must
clear the fireplace or firebox screen.
An anchor hole is provided in the two bottom side members of
the grate frame. After centering the grate correctly, mark the
hole positions on the fireplace/firebox floor. Drill two (2) 5/32"
diameter holes approximately 1-1/2" deep for masonry screws
or 1/8" hole for sheet metal screws.
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Figure 3
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GAS SUPPLY
Check all local codes for requirements, especially for the size and
type of gas supply line required.
Recommended Gas Pipe Diameter
Pipe
Length
Schedule 40 Pipe
Inside Diameter
Tubing, Type L
Outside Diameter
Nat.
L.P.
Nat.
L.P.
0-10 feet
0-3 meters
1/2”
12.7mm
3/8”
9.5mm
1/2”
12.7mm
3/8”
9.5mm
10-40 feet
4-12 meters
1/2”
12.7mm
1/2”
12.7mm
5/8”
15.9mm
1/2”
12.7mm
40-100 feet
13-30 meters
1/2”
12.7mm
1/2”
12.7mm
3/4”
19mm
1/2”
12.7mm
100-150 feet
31-46 meters
3/4”
19mm
1/2”
12.7mm
7/8”
22.2mm
3/4”
19mm
NOTICE: Never use plastic pipe. Check to confirm whether your
local codes allow copper tubing or galvanized.
NOTICE: Since some municipalities have additional local codes, it is
always best to consult your local authority and installation code.
Installing a New Main Gas Shut-Off
Each appliance should have its own manual gas shut-off.
In the state of Massachusetts the gas shut-off must be a T handle type.
A manual main gas shut-off should be located in the vicinity of the
unit. Where none exists, or where its size or location is not adequate,
contact your local authorized installer for installation or relocation.
Compounds used on threaded joints of gas piping shall be resistant
to the action of liquefied petroleum gases. The gas lines must be
checked for leaks by the installer. This should be done with a soap
solution watching for bubbles on all exposed connections, and if
unexposed, a pressure test should be made.
Never use an exposed flame to check for leaks. Appliance must
be disconnected from piping at inlet of control valve and pipe
capped or plugged for pressure test. Never pressure test with
appliance connected; control valve will sustain damage!
A gas valve and ground joint union should be installed in the gas
line upstream of the gas control to aid in servicing. It is required by
the National Fuel Gas Code that a drip line be installed near the gas
inlet. This should consist of a vertical length of pipe tee connected
into the gas line that is capped on the bottom in which condensation
and foreign particles may collect.
The use of the following gas connectors is recommended:
—
—
ANS Z21.24 Appliance Connectors of Corrugated Metal Tubing
and Fittings
ANS Z21.45 Assembled Flexible Appliance Connectors of Other
Than All-Metal Construction
The above connectors may be used if acceptable by the authority
having jurisdiction. The state of Massachusetts requires that a flexible
appliance connector cannot exceed three feet in length.
Figure 4
Pressure Testing of the Gas Supply System
1. To check the inlet pressure to the gas valve, a 1/8" (3.175mm)
N.P.T. plugged tapping, accessible for test gauge connection, must
be placed immediately upstream of the gas supply connection
to the appliance.
2. The appliance and its 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 psig (3.5 kPa).
3. 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 psig (3.5 kPa).
Attention! If one of the procedures results in pressures in excess
of 1/2 psig (14" w.c.) (3.5 kPa) on the appliance gas valve, it will
result in a hazardous condition.
Checking Manifold Pressure
VSR Natural gas models will have a manifold pressure of approximately 3.5" w.c. (.871kPa) at the pressure regulator outlet with the
inlet pressure to the pressure regulator from a minimum of 4.5" w.c.
(1.120kPa) for the purpose of input adjustment to a maximum of
10.5" w.c. (2.615kPa). VSM Natural gas models will have a manifold pressure of approximately 4.5" w.c. (1.12kPa) at the pressure
regulator outlet with the inlet pressure to the pressure regulator
from a minimum of 7.0" w.c. (1.74kPa) for the purpose of input
adjustment to a maximum of 10.5" w.c. (2.615kPa). VSR and VSM
Propane gas models will have a manifold pressure approximately
10.0" w.c. (2.49kPa) at the pressure regulator outlet with the inlet
pressure to the pressure regulator from a minimum of 11.0" w.c.
(2.739kPa) for the purpose of input adjustment to a maximum of
13.0" w.c. (3.237kPa).
VSM
NOTICE: A test gage connection is located downstream of the gas
appliance pressure regulator for measuring gas pressure. The connection is a 1/8 inch 3mm) N.P.T. plugged tapping.
VSR
NOTICE: The gas control is equipped with a captured screw type
pressure test point, therefore it is not necessary to provide a 1/8"
test point up stream of the control.
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PLACEMENT OF GLOWING EMBERS AND LAVA ROCK
Placement of the glowing embers (rock wool) is very individual and
light coverage of the areas indicated will provide your best effects.
We recommend separation of the rock wool by hand and make your
coverage as light and fluffy as possible.
Place just enough embers on the burner to obtain the glow and a
gold, yellow flame.
Do not place embers (rock wool) over large ports in rear portion
of burner.
Rock wool should not be placed in the area of the pilot assembly.
Placing Lava Rock in Front of Burner on Fireplace Floor
Spread lava rocks on fireplace floor in front of the burner pan. The
lava rocks are for decorative effect and are not required for fireplace
operation.
ATTENTION: DO NOT PLACE LAVA ROCKS ON BURNER,
LOGS OR ROCK WOOL. THE LAVA ROCKS SHOULD ONLY
BE PLACED ON THE FIREPLACE FLOOR.
Figure 5
OPERATION INSTRUCTIONS/FLAME APPEARANCE
Flames from the pilot (right back side of the pan burner) as well
as the main flame should be visually checked as the log set is
installed.
BURNER TO BE CENTERED AND
AS FAR BACK AS POSSIBLE
In normal operation at full rate after 10 to 15 minutes, the flame
appearance should be sets of yellow flames.
NOTICE: all flames will be random by design, flame height will go
up and down.
Avoid any drafts that alter burner flame patterns. Do not allow fans to
blow directly into fireplace. Do not place a blower inside the burner
area of the firebox. Ceiling fans may create drafts that alter flame
patterns. Sooting and improper burning will result.
During manufacturing, fabricating and shipping, various components
of this appliance are treated with certain oils, films or bonding agents.
These chemicals are not harmful, but may produce annoying smoke
and smells as they are burned off during the initial operation of the
appliance, possibly causing headaches or eye or lung irritation. This
is a normal and temporary occurrence.
“VSM” MANUAL VALVE MODELS
Manual - Figure 6
The initial break-in operation should last 2-3 hours with the burner
at the highest setting. Provide maximum ventilation by opening
windows or doors to allow odors to dissipate. Any odors remaining
after this initial break-in will be slight and will disappear with
continued use.
Millivolt - Figure 7
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VSM-(18, 24, 30) LIGHTING INSTRUCTIONS
FOR YOUR SAFETY READ BEFORE LIGHTING
WARNING: If you do not follow these instructions exactly, a fire or explosion may result
causing property damage, personal injury or loss of life.
A. This appliance has a pilot which must be lighted 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 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.
C. Use only your hand to push in or turn the gas control
knob. Never use tools. If the knob will not push in or
turn by hand, don't try to repair it; call a qualified service
technician. Force or attempted repair may result in a fire
or explosion.
D. Do not use this appliance if any part has been under water.
Immediately call a qualified service technician to inspect
the appliance and to replace any part of the control system
and any gas control which has been under water.
LIGHTING INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING
• Any glass doors shall be opened when the appliance is in operation.
• A fireplace screen must be in place when the appliance is operating and, unless other provisions for
combustion air are provided, the screen shall have an opening(s) for introduction of combustion air.
1. STOP! Read the safety
information above.
2. Push in manual gas control knob slightly and turn
clockwise
to
"OFF". Do not force.
GAS CONTROL KNOB SHOWN
IN “PILOT” POSITION
NOTE: Knob cannot be
turned from "PILOT" to
"OFF" unless knob is
pushed in slightly. Do not
force.
3. Wait ten (10) minutes to clear out any gas. Then smell
for gas, including near the floor. If you smell gas,
STOP! Follow “B” in the safety information above. If
you don't smell gas, go to the next step.
mediately light the pilot with a match and the lighter
rod that is provided with the burner. Continue to hold
the control knob in for about one (1) minute after the
pilot is lit. Release knob and it will pop back up. Pilot
should remain lit. If it goes out, repeat steps 2 through
6.
• If knob does not pop up when released, stop and
immediately call a qualified service technician or
gas supplier.
• If the pilot will not stay lit after several tries, turn
the gas control knob to “OFF” and call your service
technician or gas supplier.
7. Turn manual gas control knob counterclockwise
to “ON.”
4. Find pilot - follow metal tube from gas control. The
pilot is in front of middle
log on the right side.
5. Turn manual gas control
knob counterclockwise
to “PILOT.”
6. Push in control knob all
the way and hold in. Im-
TO TURN OFF GAS TO APPLIANCE
1. Push in gas control knob slightly and turn clockwise
to “OFF.” Do not force.
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VSR-(18, 24, 30) LIGHTING INSTRUCTIONS
FOR YOUR SAFETY READ BEFORE LIGHTING
WARNING: If you do not follow these instructions exactly, a fire or explosion may result
causing property damage, personal injury or loss of life.
A.
This appliance has a pilot which must be lighted 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 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.
C.
Use only your hand to push in or turn the gas control
knob. Never use tools. If the knob will not push in or
turn by hand, don't try to repair it; call a qualified service technician. Force or attempted repair may result
in a fire or explosion.
D.
Do not use this appliance if any part has been under
water. Immediately call a qualified service technician
to inspect the appliance and to replace any part of the
control system and any gas control which has been
under water.
LIGHTING INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING
• Any glass doors shall be opened when the appliance is in operation.
• A fireplace screen must be in place when the appliance is operating and, unless other provisions for combustion air
are provided, the screen shall have an opening(s) for introduction of combustion air.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
STOP! Read the safety information GAS CONTROL
above.
KNOB SHOWN IN
Set the ON/OFF switch to "OFF."
"OFF" POSITION.
Turn off all electric power to the appliance (if applicable).
Push in gas control knob slightly and turn
clockwise
to "OFF."
Wait ten (10) minutes to clear out any
gas. Then smell for gas, including near
the floor. If you smell gas, STOP! follow
"B" in the safety information above. If you
do not smell gas, go to the next step.
NOTE: Knob cannot be turned from "PILOT" to "OFF" unless knob is pushed in
slightly. Do not force.
Find pilot - follow metal tube from gas
control. The pilot is in front of the middle
log on the right side.
Turn gas control knob counterclockwise
to "PILOT."
8.
Push in control knob all the way and hold in. Immediately
light the pilot with a match and lighter rod that is provided
with the burner. Continue to hold the control knob in for about
one (1) minute after the pilot is lit. Release knob, and it will
pop back up. Pilot should remain lit. If it goes out, repeat
steps 4 through 8.
If knob does not pop up when released, stop and immediately
call a qualified service technician or gas supplier.
If the pilot will not stay lit after several tries, turn the gas control knob to "OFF" and call your service technician or gas
supplier.
9. Turn gas control knob counter clockwise
to "ON."
10. Set the ON/OFF switch to "ON."
TO TURN OFF GAS TO APPLIANCE
1. Set the ON/OFF switch to "OFF".
2. Push in gas control knob slightly and turn clockwise
to "OFF". Do not force.
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PILOT AND MAIN BURNER FLAME CHARACTERISTICS
Pilot Flame Pattern (Figure 8)
Figure 8 shows a correct pilot flame pattern. The correct flame will
be blue and will extend beyond the thermocouple/thermopile. The
flame will surround the thermocouple/thermopile just below the
tip. A slight yellow flame may occur where the pilot flame and main
burner flame meet.
After use, cleaning of the pilot burner may be required for the proper
flame. The pilot orifice can be cleaned with high pressure air or
by placing under running water. Pilot orifice must be dry before
replacement. Use a pipe cleaner to clean inside the pilot after the
pilot orifice has been removed.
To Remove Pilot Orifice
1. Disconnect the pilot supply line at the pilot burner.
2. Remove pilot orifice from pilot burner. It may be necessary to
tap on pilot burner in order to remove the pilot orifice.
Pilot Flame Pattern
Figure 8
If pilot flame pattern is incorrect
• See Troubleshooting, page 14
Main Burner Flame Pattern
The main burner flame will be completely yellow.
Main Burner Flame Ignition and Extinction
When the main burner is ignited it will take a few seconds for the
full flame pattern to develop.
When the main burner is extinguished it will take a few seconds for
the flames to disappear. It is normal to have the flames burn down
near the rock wool, as the remaining gas is burned.
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WIRING
Thermostats are not approved on vented decorated
appliances.
2. When facing the appliance, the remote receiver must be placed
in the right side firebox, toward the front.
Label all wires prior to disconnection when servicing controls. Wiring
errors can cause improper and dangerous operation. Verify proper
operation after servicing.
Refer to remote control installation and operating instructions for
more details on remote control.
VSR gas valve does not require 24 or 110 volts. See Figure 9 to
provide optional wall switch or remote control.
NOTICE: Do not let remote control receiver come in contact with
burner assembly.
VSR Wiring Diagram (Figure 9)
It is important to use wire of a gauge proper for the length of the wire:
RECOMMENDED WIRE GAUGES
Maximum Length
Wire Gauge
1' to 10'
18
10' to 25'
16
25' to 35'
14
Use the two leads (black wires) from ON/OFF switch to attach
optional components.
Check System Operation
Millivolt system and all individual components may be checked with
a millivolt meter 0-1000 MV range.
750 Millivolt System
When you ignite the pilot, the thermocouple produces millivolts
(electrical current) which energizes the magnet in the gas valve.
After 30 seconds to 1 minute time period you can release the gas
control knob and the pilot will stay ON. Allow your pilot flame to
operate an additional one (1) to two (2) minutes before you turn the
gas control knob from the PILOT position to the ON position. This
time period allows the millivolts (electrical current) to buildup to a
sufficient level allowing the gas control to operate properly.
Millivolt Control
The valve regulator controls the burner pressure which should be
checked at the pressure test point. Turn captured screw counter
clockwise 2 or 3 turns and then place tubing to pressure gauge over
test point (Use test point “A” closest to control knob). After taking
pressure reading, be sure and turn captured screw clockwise firmly
to re-seal. Do not over torque. Check for gas leaks.
Remote Receiver -VSR-(18, 24, 30)
Use the following steps to place the remote receiver adjacent to
the gas valve.
Attention:
1. The remote receiver can not be placed behind the gas valve
and burner assembly.
Figure 9
VSR
NOTICE: (Wiring harness located in envelope)
Connect the 2 - 1/4" terminals onto the TH and TH/TP terminals
on valve. Place decorative log to right of the gas valve and burner
assembly. When connecting to remote receiver, cut off 1/4" terminals
from wires attached to ON/OFF switch. Strip wires back about 1/4".
Connect stripped ends into remote receiver.
CLEANING AND SERVICING
Keep the control compartment, logs and burner area surrounding
the logs clean.
THE LOGS CAN GET VERY HOT— HANDLE ONLY WHEN
COOL.
Always keep the appliance area clear and free from combustible
materials, gasoline, and other flammable vapors and liquids.
Never obstruct the flow of combustion and ventilation air. Keep the
front of the appliance clear of all obstacles and materials.
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Inspecting Venting System
A vented fireplace venting system is designed and constructed
to develop a positive flow adequate to remove flue gases to the
outside atmosphere.
Any foreign objects in the venting system, may cause spillage of
the flue gases into the room.
Periodic examination and/or cleaning of the venting system of the
solid-fuel burning fireplace must be done by a qualified service
person. Visually inspect the damper and flue area for excessive
soot build-up. This soot (carbon) may be removed by brushing with
a soft bristle brush.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
SYMPTOMS-POSSIBLE CAUSES AND CORRECTIONS
1. Match will not light pilot.
a. Main shut-off valve closed.
• Make sure that the shut-off valve located on the pipe
supplying gas to the fireplace is open.
b. Air in the gas line.
• Light a match, turn valve knob to "PILOT" position and
depress, keep match near pilot burner until it lights.
c. Valve knob in "OFF" position.
• Turn valve knob to "PILOT" position and depress, keep
match near pilot burner until it lights.
d. Pilot orifice plugged up, not allowing gas to flow.
• This repair requires tools and some degree of experience.
Ask serviceman for assistance.
e. No gas supply to the fireplace.
• Check plumbing to see if gas fireplace has been hooked
up to the gas supply line.
• Propane tanks is empty.
2. Pilot will not stay lit after carefully following lighting instructions for VSR—Models.
a. Defective pilot generator (thermopile), remote wall switch.
• Check pilot flame. Must impinge on thermopile. Clean
and or adjust pilot for maximum flame impingement on
thermopile.
• Be sure wire connections from thermopile at gas valve
terminals are tight and thermopile is fully inserted into
pilot bracket.
• One of the wall switch wires may be grounded. Remove
wall switch wires from valve terminals if pilot now stays
lit, trace wall switch wiring for ground. May be grounded
to appliance or gas supply.
• Check thermopile with millivolt meter. Take reading at
thermopile terminals of gas valve. Should read 325 millivolts minimum while holding valve knob depressed in pilot
position and wall switch "Off." Replace faulty thermopile
if reading is below specified minimum.
b. Defective automatic valve operator — Turn valve knob to
"On." Place wall switch to "On" millivolt meter should read
greater than 100 M.V. If the reading is okay and the burner
does not come on, replace the gas valve.
c. Defective thermopile.
• Check all connections and try.
• If still not operating, disconnect lead between thermocouple switch and valve operator. Then disconnect lead
to pilot magnet and connect to valve operator terminal
(TP, TH). If pilot remains lit fault lies with thermocouple.
Check that bulb is in proper location. If still not working
replace thermocouple (see drawing in manual for additional information).
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3. Pilot burning, no gas to burner, valve knob "On," wall switch
"On."
a. Wall switch or wires defective.
• Check wall switch and wires for proper connections.
Jumper wire cross terminals at wall switch, if burner
comes on, replace defective wall switch. If okay, jumper
wires cross wall switch wires at valve, if burner comes
on, wires are faulty or connections are bad.
b. Thermopile may not be generating sufficient millivoltage.
• Replace.
c. Plugged burner orifice.
• Check burner orifice for debris and remove.
4. Pilot will not stay lit after carefully following lighting instructions for VSM—Models.
a. Defective thermocouple.
• Check that pilot flame impinges on thermocouple. Clean
and/or adjust pilot for maximum flame impingement.
• Ensure that the thermocouple connection at the gas valve
is fully inserted and tight (hand tight plus 1/4 turn) faulty
thermopile if reading is below specified minimum.
• Disconnect the thermocouple from the valve, place one
millivolt meter lead wire on the tip of the thermocouple and
the other meter lead wire on the thermocouple copper lead.
Start the pilot and hold the valve knob in. If the millivolt
reading is less than 15 mv, replace the thermocouple.
b. Defective valve.
• If thermocouple is producing more than 15 millivolts,
replace faulty valve.
5. Frequent pilot outage problem.
a. Pilot flame may be too low or blowing (high) causing the pilot
to drop out.
• Clean and/or adjust flame for maximum flame impingement on thermopile or thermocouple.
6. Main burner flame is too low or too high.
a. Check inlet supply pressure for "M" and "R" models.
b. Check manifold pressure on gas valve for "R" models and
inlet regulator on "M" models.
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PARTS LIST
INDEX
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
INDEX
NO.
PART
NO.
DESCRIPTION
COMMON PARTS
NS
11788
DECORATIVE ROCK
1
15426
REAR LOG SUPPORT (18)
NS
R-2809
DAMPER CLAMP
1
15427
REAR LOG SUPPORT (24)
NS
R-734
LIGHTER ROD
1
15428
REAR LOG SUPPORT (30)
NS
R-1054
THERMOPILE
2
11376
BURNER SUPPORT - LEFT
3
P-271
ORIFICE FITTING
4
P-265
ORIFICE-LPG (18) (40,000 BTU)
5
R-5675
AIR SHUTTER-LPG
4
P-211
ORIFICE-NAT (18) (40,000 BTU)
5
R-5676
AIR SHUTTER-NAT
4
P-256
ORIFICE-LPG (18) (65,000 BTU)
6
15415
PILOT BRACKET
4
P-273
ORIFICE-NAT (18) (65,000 BTU)
7
R-7158
PILOT ASSEMBLY-NAT
4
P-257
ORIFICE-LPG (24&30) (75,000 BTU)
7
R-7157
PILOT ASSEMBLY-LPG
4
P-276
ORIFICE-LPG (24) (50,000 BTU)
8
18838
BURNER ASSEMBLY (18)
4
P-277
ORIFICE-NAT (24&30) (75,000 BTU)
8
17370
BURNER ASSEMBLY (24)
4
P-278
ORIFICE-NAT (24) (50,000 BTU)
8
17386
BURNER ASSEMBLY (30)
4
P-181
ORIFICE-LPG (30) (60,000 BTU)
20
11370*
GRATE ASSEMBLY (18" MODELS)
(2 REQ'D)
4
P-282
ORIFICE-NAT (30) (60,000 BTU)
20
16178*
GRATE ASSEMBLY (24" & 30" MODELS)
(2 REQ'D)
9
26291
BURNER SUPPORT - RIGHT
11
R-7195
BRASS MALE CONNECTOR
13
15413
REGULATOR MOUNTING BRACKET
14
R-7159
INLET REGULATOR - LPG
14
R-7160
INLET REGULATOR - NAT
15
P-133
NIPPLE 2"
16
P-135
3/8" ELBOW
17
P-239
NIPPLE 1 1/2"
18
FG10007 GAS VALVE
19
32621
COVER PLATE
NS
32620
TUBING VALVE TO PILOT
NS
32622
TUBING VALVE TO BURNER
NS
15496
ROCK WOOL
NS
11788
DECORATIVE ROCK
NS
R-2809
DAMPER CLAMP
NS
R-734
LIGHTER ROD
NS
R-2256
THERMOCOUPLE
*Requires 2/Grate ASM of R9628 Clips
VSR-18,24,30
4
P-265
ORIFICE-LPG (18) (40,000 BTU)
4
P-209
ORIFICE-NAT (18) (40,000 BTU)
4
P-256
ORIFICE-LPG (18) (65,000 BTU)
4
P-274
ORIFICE-NAT (18) (65,000 BTU)
4
P-257
ORIFICE-LPG (24&30) (75,000 BTU)
4
P-276
ORIFICE-LPG (24) (50,000 BTU)
4
P-279
ORIFICE-NAT (24&30) (75,000 BTU)
4
P-280
ORIFICE-NAT (24) (50,000 BTU)
4
P-181
ORIFICE-LPG (30) (60,000 BTU)
4
P-283
ORIFICE-NAT (30) (60,000 BTU)
9
26291
BURNER SUPPORT - RIGHT
10
26294
VALVE BRACKET
11
R7195
BRASS MALE CONNECTOR
12
R10408
GAS VALVE - LPG
12
R10407
GAS VALVE - NAT
NS
R1259
3/8" ELBOW 90 STREET
NS
R-5910
SWITCH LOG ASSEMBLY
NS
R-5699
WIRE HARNESS
NS
R-11558
ON/OFF SWITCH
NS
26282
TUBING VALVE TO PILOT
NS
26283
TUBING VALVE TO BURNER
NS
15496
ROCK WOOL
VSM-18,24,30
NS - NOT SHOWN
USE ONLY MANUFACTURER'S REPLACEMENT PARTS. USE OF ANY OTHER PARTS COULD CAUSE INJURY OR DEATH.
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PARTS VIEW
19
9
13
11
16
14
18
1
15
17
12
9
10
7
2
3
4
6
5
11
20
8
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PROPANE (LP) GAS CONVERSION INSTRUCTIONS
1.
If applicable, turn OFF gas supply to vented decorative log
set.
2.
If applicable, remove gas supply line from vented decorative
log set.
3.
For VSM-(18, 24, 30) only, remove Natural gas inlet regulator
from burner assembly.
3.
For VSR-(18, 24, 30) only, remove regulator cap and blue
conversion screw from HI-LO knob on gas valve.
4.
For VSM-(18, 24, 30) only, install Propane (LP) gas inlet
regulator marked 10.0 onto burner assembly.
4.
For VSR-(18, 24, 30) only, install Propane (LP) gas pink
conversion screw into HI-LO knob on gas valve. Assure that
conversion screw is finger tight (refer to Honeywell conversion
instructions which are included in conversion kit). Install new
regulator cap over pink conversion screw.
5.
Remove Natural gas main burner orifice from orifice fitting.
Save the Natural gas main burner orifice from the appliance
for future use.
Attention: Use appropriate main burner orifice for NORMAL
input or REDUCED input.
6.
Install Propane (LP) gas main burner orifice into orifice fitting
for NORMAL input.
For VSM-18 or VSR-18, install one Propane (LP) gas main
burner orifice marked 41 for 65,000 BTUH input.
For VSM-24 or VSR-24, install one Propane (LP) gas main
burner orifice marked 40 for 75,000 BTUH input.
For VSM-30 or VSR-30, install one Propane (LP) gas main
burner orifice marked 40 for 75,000 BTUH input.
6.
Install Propane (LP) gas main burner orifice into orifice fitting
for REDUCED input.
For VSM-18 or VSR-18, install one Propane (LP) gas main
burner orifice marked 49 for 40,000 BTUH input.
13. Pressure Testing of the Gas Supply System
a. To check the inlet pressure to the gas valve, a 1/8"
(3mm) N.P.T. plugged tapping, accessible for test gauge
connection, must be placed immediately upstream of the
gas supply connection to the appliance.
b. The appliance and its 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 psig (3.5 kPa).
c. 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 psig (3.5 kPa).
Attention! If one of the above procedures results in
pressures in excess of 1/2 psig (14" w.c.) (3.5 kPa) on
the appliance gas valve, it will result in a hazardous
condition.
14. Turn on Propane (LP) gas supply to vented decorative log
set.
15. All gas connections must be checked for gas leaks by the
person (qualified agency) making the gas conversion. This
should be done with a soap solution watching for bubbles on
all exposed connections, and if unexposed, a pressure test
must be done.
16. Check the appropriate manifold pressure for the vented
decorative log set according to Gas Supply on Page 8 in this
manual.
17. Check pilot burner flame pattern according to Pilot and Main
Burner Flame Characteristics on Page 12 in this manual.
18. Check main burner flame pattern according to Pilot and Main
Burner Flame Characteristics on Page 12 in this manual.
19. Gas conversion is completed.
Attention: The Propane (LP) gas conversion kit must be ordered from Empire Comfort Systems, Inc.
For VSM-24 or VSR-24, install one Propane (LP) gas main
burner orifice marked 45 for 50,000 BTUH input.
For VSM-30 or VSR-30, install one Propane (LP) gas main
burner orifice marked 43 for 60,000 BTUH input.
7.
Remove pilot tubing from pilot burner.
8.
Remove Natural gas pilot orifice from pilot burner. Save the
Natural gas pilot orifice removed from the appliance for future
use.
9.
Insert Propane (LP) gas pilot orifice marked 8 into pilot
burner.
10. Attach pilot tubing into pilot burner.
11. Connect gas supply line to vented decorative log set.
12. Attach R-1322, conversion label and R-1321, gas conversion
label to the 4 3/4" x 7 1/4" metal plate supplied in conversion
kit. Attach 4 3/4" x 7 1/4" metal plate to metal chain which is
attached to base assembly.
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NATURAL GAS CONVERSION INSTRUCTIONS
1. If applicable, turn OFF gas supply to vented decorative log
set.
2. If applicable, remove gas supply line from vented decorative
log set.
3. For VSM-(18, 24, 30) only, remove Propane gas inlet regulator
from burner assembly.
3. For VSR-(18, 24, 30) only, remove regulator cap and pink
conversion screw from HI-LO knob on gas valve.
4. For VSM-(18, 24, 30) only, install Natural gas inlet regulator
marked 4.5 onto burner assembly.
4. For VSR-(18, 24, 30) only, install Natural gas blue conversion
screw into HI-LO knob on gas valve. Assure that conversion
screw is finger tight (refer to Honeywell conversion instructions
which are included in conversion kit). Install new regulator cap
over blue conversion screw.
5. Remove Propane (LP) main burner orifice from orifice fitting.
Save the Propane (LP) gas main burner orifice from the appliance
for future use.
Attention: Use appropriate main burner orifice for NORMAL
input or REDUCED input.
6. Install Natural gas main burner orifice into orifice fitting for
NORMAL input.
For VSM-18, install one Natural gas main burner orifice marked
22 for 65,000 BTUH input.
For VSM-24, install one Natural gas main burner orifice marked
16 for 75,000 BTUH input.
For VSM-30, install one Natural gas main burner orifice marked
16 for 75,000 BTUH input.
For VSR-18, install one Natural gas main burner orifice marked
20 for 65,000 BTUH input.
For VSR-24, install one Natural gas main burner orifice marked
14 for 75,000 BTUH input.
For VSR-30, install one Natural gas main burner orifice marked
14 for 75,000 BTUH input.
6. Install Natural gas main burner orifice into orifice fitting for
REDUCED input.
For VSM-18, install one Natural gas main burner orifice marked
32 for 40,000 BTUH input.
9. Insert Natural gas pilot orifice marked 12 into pilot burner.
10. Attach pilot tubing into pilot burner.
11. Connect gas supply line to vented decorative log set.
12. Attach R-1322, conversion label and R-1320, gas conversion
label to the 4 3/4" x 7 1/4" metal plate supplied in conversion
kit. Attach 4 3/4" x 7 1/4" metal plate to metal chain which is
attached to base assembly.
13. Pressure Testing of the Gas Supply System
a. To check the inlet pressure to the gas valve, a 1/8" (3mm)
N.P.T. plugged tapping, accessible for test gauge connection, must be placed immediately upstream of the gas supply
connection to the appliance.
b. The appliance and its 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 psig (3.5 kPa).
c. 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 psig (3.5 kPa).
Attention! If one of the above procedures results in pressures
in excess of 1/2 psig (14" w.c.) (3.5 kPa) on the appliance
gas valve, it will result in a hazardous condition.
14. Turn on Natural gas supply to vented decorative log set.
15. All gas connections must be checked for gas leaks by the
person (qualified agency) making the gas conversion. This
should be done with a soap solution watching for bubbles on
all exposed connections, and if unexposed, a pressure test
must be done.
16. Check the appropriate manifold pressure for the vented
decorative log set according to Gas Supply on Page 8 in this
manual.
17. Check pilot burner flame pattern according to Pilot and Main
Burner Flame Characteristics on Page 12 in this manual.
18. Check main burner flame pattern according to Pilot and Main
Burner Flame Characteristics on Page 12 in this manual.
19. Gas conversion is completed.
Attention: The Natural gas conversion kit must be ordered from
Empire Comfort Systems, Inc.
For VSM-24, install one Natural gas main burner orifice marked
28 for 50,000 BTUH input.
For VSM-30, install one Natural gas main burner orifice marked
24 for 60,000 BTUH input.
For VSR-18, install one Natural gas main burner orifice marked
31 for 40,000 BTUH input.
For VSR-24, install one Natural gas main burner orifice marked
29 for 50,000 BTUH input.
For VSR-30, install one Natural gas main burner orifice marked
26 for 60,000 BTUH input.
7. Remove pilot tubing from pilot burner.
8. Remove Propane (LP) gas pilot orifice from pilot burner. Save
the Propane (LP) gas pilot orifice removed from the appliance
for future use.
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MASTER PARTS DISTRIBUTOR LIST
To Order Parts Under Warranty, please contact your local Empire dealer. See the dealer locator at www.empirecomfort.
com. To provide warranty service, your dealer will need your name and address, purchase date and serial number, and the
nature of the problem with the unit.
To Order Parts After the Warranty Period, please contact your dealer or one of the Master Parts Distributors listed below.
This list changes from time to time. For the current list, please click on the Master Parts button at www.empirecomfort.com.
Please note: Master Parts Distributors are independent businesses that stock the most commonly ordered Original
Equipment repair parts for Heaters, Grills, and Fireplaces manufactured by Empire Comfort Systems Inc.
Dey Distributing
1401 Willow Lake Boulevard
Vadnais Heights, MN 55101
F. W. Webb Company
200 Locust Street
Hartford, CT 06114
Phone: 651-490-9191
Toll Free: 800-397-1339
Website: www.deydistributing.com
Parts: Heater, Hearth and Grills
Phone: 860-722-2433
Toll Free: 800-243-9360
Fax: 860-293-0479
Toll Free Fax: 800-274-2004
Websites: www.fwwebb.com & www.victormfg.com
Parts: Heater, Hearth and Grills
East Coast Energy Products
10 East Route 36
West Long Branch, NJ 07764
Phone: 732-870-8809
Toll Free: 800-755-8809
Fax: 732-870-8811
Website: www.eastcoastenergy.com
Parts: Heater, Hearth and Grills
HOW TO ORDER REPAIR PARTS
Parts Not Under Warranty
Parts can be ordered through your Service Person, Dealer, or a Master Parts Distributor. See this page for the Master Parts Distributors list. For best results, the service person or dealer should order parts through the distributor. Parts can be shipped directly to the
service person/dealer.
Warranty Parts
Warranty parts will need a proof of purchase and can be ordered by your Service Person or Dealer. Proof of purchase is required for
warranty parts.
All parts listed in the Parts List have a Part Number. When ordering parts, first obtain the Model Number and Serial Number from the
name plate on your equipment. Then determine the Part Number (not the Index Number) and the Description of each part from the following illustration and part list. Be sure to give all this information . . .
Appliance Model Number
Part Description
Appliance Serial Number
Part Number
Type of Gas (Propane or Natural)
Do not order bolts, screws, washers or nuts. They are standard hardware items and can be purchased at any local hardware store.
Shipments contingent upon strikes, fires and all causes beyond our control.
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WARRANTY
Empire Comfort Systems Inc. warranties this hearth product to be free from defects at the time of purchase and for the periods specified
below. Hearth products must be installed by a qualified technician and must be maintained and operated safely, in accordance with the
instructions in the owner’s manual. This warranty applies to the original purchaser only and is not transferable. All warranty repairs must
be accomplished by a qualified gas appliance technician.
Limited Three-Year Parts Warranty – All Other Components
(Except Remote Controls, Thermostats, Accessories and Replacement Parts)
Should any part fail because of defective workmanship or material within three years from the date of purchase, Empire will
repair or replace at Empire’s option.
Limited One-Year Parts Warranty – Remote Controls, Thermostats, Accessories, and Parts
Should any remote control, thermostat, accessory, or other part fail because of defective workmanship within one year from
the date of purchase, Empire will repair or replace at Empire’s option.
Duties Of The Owner
The appliance must be installed by a qualified installer and operated in accordance with the instructions furnished with the
appliance. A bill of sale, cancelled check, or payment record should be kept to verify purchase date and establish warranty
period. Ready access to the appliance for service.
What Is Not Covered
Damages that might result from the use, misuse, or improper installation of this appliance.
Travel, diagnostic costs and freight charges on warranted parts to and from the factory.
Claims that do not involve defective workmanship or materials.
Unauthorized service or parts replacements.
Removal and reinstallation cost.
Inoperable due to improper or lack of maintenance.
How To Get Service
To make a claim under this warranty, please have your receipt available and contact your installing dealer. Provide the dealer
with the model number, serial number, type of gas, and purchase verification. The installing dealer is responsible for providing
service and will contact the factory to initiate any warranted parts replacements. Empire will make replacement parts available
at the factory. Shipping expenses are not covered.
If, after contacting your Empire dealer, service received has not been satisfactory, contact: Consumer Relations Department,
Empire Comfort Systems Inc., PO Box 529, Belleville, Illinois 62222, or send an e-mail to info@empirecomfort.com with
“Consumer Relations” in the subject line.
Your Rights Under State Law
This warranty gives your specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights, which vary from state to state.
Empire Comfort Systems Inc.
Belleville, IL
If you have a general question
about our products, please e-mail
us at info@empirecomfort.com.
If you have a service or repair
question, please contact your dealer.
www.empirecomfort.com
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