FMI VJCAT42H, GCAT42A, VJCAT42S, VGCAT50HA, GCAT50A, GCAT42HA, VJCAT50H, VJCAT50S, JCAT50SR, JCAT50HR User manual

FMI VJCAT42H, GCAT42A, VJCAT42S, VGCAT50HA, GCAT50A, GCAT42HA, VJCAT50H, VJCAT50S, JCAT50SR, JCAT50HR User manual
OWNER’S OPERATION AND
INSTALLATION MANUAL
PFS
C
®
US
ICC-ES #ESR-2542
INDOOR WOOD BURNING
(V)GCAT50(H)A SERIES
INDOOR/OUTDOOR WOOD BURNING
(V)JCAT50(H,S)A SERIES
FIREPLACES WITH INSULATION
These models meet the EPA Wood Burning Fireplace
Program Phase 2 emission level. NOTE: To ensure proper
fireplace operation, the catalyst should be replaced at a
minimum of 3 years and a maximum of 5 years.
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 accessory items when needed. Keep
it with your other important papers.
This fireplace is approved for use as a wood burning
fireplace or for use with a vented gas log approved to
ANS Z21.60 and Z21.84 standards.
This wood burning fireplace complies with UL127-CAN/
ULC-S610-M87 standard as a FACTORY BUILT FIREPLACE.
FOR CANADA: The authority having jurisdiction (such
as the municipal building department, fire department,
etc.) should be contacted before installation to determine the need to obtain a permit.
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, property
damage or loss of life. Refer to this manual for assistance or additional information. Consult a qualified
installer or local distributor.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Safety................................................................... 2
Specifications....................................................... 3
Fireplace Installation............................................ 4
Venting Installation............................................... 6
Refractory Panel Installation...............................11
Optional Gas Line Installation............................ 12
PureFire Installation........................................... 13
Glass Door Installation....................................... 14
Operation and Maintenance Guidelines............. 15
PureFire Emissions Control System................... 16
Parts .................................................................. 18
Technical Service............................................... 22
Replacement Parts............................................. 22
Accessories........................................................ 22
IMPORTANT: Check local codes
before installing this fireplace.
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.
• Due to high temperatures, the
appliance should be located
out of traffic and away from
furniture and draperies.
• Do not place clothing or other
flammable materials on or near
the appliance.
• Never leave children unattended when a fire is burning
in the fireplace.
SAFETY
Before beginning the installation of the
fireplace, read these instructions through
completely.
• This FMI PRODUCTS, LLC fireplace and its
components are safe when installed according to this installation manual. Unless you
use FMI PRODUCTS, LLC components,
which have been designed and tested for
the fireplace system, 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 fireplace, components, doors, air inlet system and
damper control.
b. Use of any component part not manufactured or approved by FMI PRODUCTS, LLC in combination with a FMI
PRODUCTS, LLC fireplace system.
Proper installation is the most important step
in ensuring safe and continuous operation
of the fireplace. Consult the local building
codes as to the particular requirements
concerned with the installation of all factory
built fireplaces.
WARNING: Do not install a
fireplace insert in this box unless
the manufacturer's instructions
with the insert specifically state
this fireplace has been tested for
use with this insert.
2
WARNING: Use solid wood
or processed solid fuel firelogs
only. When processed wood fuel
fire logs are used, do not poke or
stir the logs while they are burning. Use only fire logs that have
been evaluated for the application
in fireplace and refer to fire log
warnings and caution markings
on packaging prior to use.
This fireplace is not intended to be
used as a substitute for a furnace
to heat an entire home. Use for
supplemental heat only.
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SPECIFICATIONS Continued
50" MODELS
2" CHIMNEY AIRSPACE
CLEARANCE TO
COMBUSTIBLE MATERIAL
NO COMBUSTIBLE
MATERIAL ON FACE
COMBUSTIBLE
WALL BOARD
11/2" AIR SPACE
BACK AND SIDES
OUTSIDE AIR
MINIMUM 18" TO
PERPENDICULAR
SIDEWALL
GAS LINE
KNOCKOUTS
0" TO
BOTTOM
HEARTH EXTENSION
74" X 20"
12" EACH SIDE
38 1/2"
24"
19 1/4"
33 1/8"
23 1/4"
28 1/2"
17 5/8"
50"
50" HEARTH
4 /8"
3
OUTSIDE
AIR
ACCESS
11"
67"
61"
GAS LINE
ACCESS
58"
49"
30"
10 1/2"
7"
1"
50"
59"
4 1/2"
9 1/2"
3 1/2"
8 1/2"
13"
17"
Figure 1 - 50" Models (V)GCAT50(H)A AND (V)JCAT50(H,S) Series
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SELECTING LOCATION
To determine the safest and most efficient
location for the fireplace, you must take into
consideration the following guidelines:
1. The location must allow for proper clearances (see Figures 4 and 5).
2. Consider a location where fireplace will
not be affected by drafts, air conditioning
ducts, windows or doors.
3. A location that avoids cutting of joists or
roof rafters will make installation easier.
4. An outside air kit is available with this
fireplace (see Optional Outside Air Kit on
page 8).
MINIMUM CLEARANCE TO
COMBUSTIBLES
Back and sides of fireplace
1 1/2" min.*
Front of fireplace
48" min.
Floor**
0" min.
Perpendicular wall to opening
18" min.
Top spacers
0" min.
Mantel clearances
see Mantels, page 7
Chimney outer pipe surface
2" min.
* Not required at nailing flanges
** See step 2 of Framing
WARNING: Do not pack required air spaces with insulation
or other materials.
Minimum/Maximum Chimney Height for
Residential Installation
Minimum height of chimney, measured from
base of fireplace to flue gas outlet of termination, is 16 feet for straight flue or a flue with
one elbow set. Maximum distance between
elbows is 6 feet. For systems with two elbow
sets, minimum height is 22 feet. Maximum
height of any system is 50 feet. This measurement includes fireplace, chimney sections and
height of termination assembly at level of the
flue gas outlet (see Figure 15, page 11).
Minimum/Maximum Chimney Height for
Outdoor Installation
Minimum height of chimney, measured from
base of fireplace to flue gas outlet of termination, is 9.5 feet (minimum of 4 feet of chimney
pipe sections required for outdoor installation).
FRAMING
1. Frame opening for fireplace using dimensions shown in Figures 2 and 3.
2. If fireplace is to be installed directly on
carpeting, tile (other than ceramic) or any
combustible material other than wood
flooring, fireplace must be installed upon
a metal or wood panel extending full width
and depth of fireplace.
3. Set fireplace directly in front of this opening and slide unit back until nailing flanges
touch side framing.
4. Check level of the fireplace and shim with
sheet metal if necessary.
5. Before securing fireplace to prepared
framing, ember protector (provided) must
be placed between hearth extension (not
supplied) and under bottom front edge of
fireplace to protect against glowing embers
falling through. If fireplace is to be installed
on a raised platform, a Z-type ember protector (not supplied) must be fabricated to
fit your required platform height. Ember
protector should extend under fireplace a
minimum of 1 1/2". Ember protector should
be made of galvanized sheet metal (28
gauge minimum to prevent corrosion.
6. Using screws or nails, secure fireplace to
framing through flanges located on sides
of fireplace.
67.125"
58.125"
59"
30.125"
Figure 2 - Framing Dimensions
Maintain 1 1/2"
Clearance
at Sides and
Back of Fireplace
71"
1 1/2" Clearance
Not Required at
Nailing Flanges
100"
Figure 3 - Corner Installation
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Continued
A hearth extension projecting a minimum of
20" in front of and a minimum of 12" beyond
each side of fireplace opening is required to
protect combustible floor construction in front
of fireplace. Fabricate a hearth extension
using a material which meets the following
specifications: a layer of noncombustible,
inorganic material having a thermal conductivity of K=0.84 BTU IN/FT, HR. F (or less) at
1" thick. For example, if the material selected
has a K factor of 0.25, such as glass fiber, the
following formula would apply:
0.25 x 1.0" = 0.30" thickness required
0.84
Thermal conductivity "K" of materials can be
obtained from manufacturer or supplier of
noncombustible material. If hearth extension
is to be covered, use noncombustible material such as tile, slate, brick, concrete, metal,
glass, marble, stone, etc. Provide a means
to prevent hearth extension from shifting and
seal gap between fireplace frame and hearth
extension with a noncombustible material
(see Figure 4).
WARNING: Hearth extension
is to be installed only as shown
in Figure 4.
Fireplace Front
Seal Gap
A mantel may be installed if desired (see Figure
5). Woodwork such as wood trims, mantels
or any other combustible material projecting
from front face must not be placed within 18"
of fireplace opening. Combustible materials
above 18" and projecting more than 1 1/2" from
fireplace must not be placed less than 21" from
the top opening of the fireplace (NFPA STD
211, Sec. 7-3.3.3).
Mantels or any other combustible material
also may come up to side edge of black metal
face of fireplace as long as projections from
front face fall within limit shown in Figure 5.
12 1/4" Ref.
6"
Ref.
33°
Upper
Section of
Fireplace
Fireplace Opening
Top View of Fireplace
FIREBOX
11.5"
SAFE ZONE
33°
Fireplace Front
Raised Hearth
Fireplace Front
Elevated
Safe
Zone for
Projection of
Combustible
Materials
11/2" Max.
Ember Protector
Ember Protector
Combustible
Material
3" Nom.
18" Min.
HEARTH EXTENSION
MANTELS
21" Min.
Note: For outdoor installations, fireplace
enclosure must allow for adequate drainage
and fresh air ventilation. It is recommended
that a sealed, corrosion resistant catch pan
with provision for drainage be installed under
fireplace within fireplace enclosure.
18" Min. to
Perpendicular
Side Wall
Hearth
Extension
Seal Gap
3" Max.
4.5"
Combustible
Material Must
Not Overlap
Front Face
Figure 5 - Mantel Clearances to
Combustible Material
Ember Protector
Figure 4 - Hearth Extension
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OPTIONAL OUTSIDE AIR KIT
(MODEL AK4/AK4F)
The installation of an outside air kit should
be performed during the rough framing of
the fireplace due to the nature of it's location.
Outside combustion air is accessed through
a vented crawl space (AK4F) or through a
sidewall (AK4).
CAUTION: Combustion air
inlet ducts shall not terminate
in attic space.
The maximum height for the
air vent can not exceed 3 feet
below the flue gas outlet of the
termination.
Secure to Collars with Metal Tape,
Screws or Straps (Min. of 1/4" x 20"
in size)
Air Inlet
Location
Must Allow
For Bushes
or Snow
WARNING: The opening in
the collar around the chimney at
the top of the fireplace must not
be obstructed. Never use blown
insulation to fill the chimney
enclosure.
PART NO.
LINEAL GAIN
DESCRIPTION
GAIN
Georgian
Fireplace
66 1/2"
12-12DM
Pipe Section
10 5/8"
12-12HT
18-12DM
Pipe Section
16 5/8"
18-12HT
24-12DM
Pipe Section
23 5/8"
24-12HT
36-12DM
Pipe Section
34 5/8"
36-12HT
48-12DM
Pipe Section
46 5/8"
48-12HT
RLT-12D
Round Termination
7 3/4"*
RLT-12HT
Square Chase-Top
STL-12D
7" to 15"*
with Slip Section
* The lineal gain for the terminations is measured to the flue gas outlet height.
15" Galvanized
Outer Pipe
Air Inlet
Eyebrow
Vent Hood
Vented Crawl Space
Required for
(Check Local Codes
Wall Installation
Before Installing in a
Vented Crawl Space)
Figure 6 - Outside Air Kit
CHIMNEY PIPE
The FMI PRODUCTS, LLC chimney system
consists of 12", 18", 24", 36" and 48" snaplock, double-wall pipe segments, planned
for maximum adaptability to individual site
requirements. Actual lengths gained after
fitting overlaps must be taken into consideration (lineal gain) and are given in the lineal
gain chart (see Figure 7). Lineal Gain is the
actual measurable length of a part after two or
more parts are connected. For Canada, use
chimney parts designated "HT".
6
Hemmed
End
12 3/8"
Stainless
Inner Pipe
Figure 7 - Lineal Gain
ASSEMBLY AND INSTALLATION OF
DOUBLE WALL CHIMNEY SYSTEM
Each double wall chimney section consists of a
galvanized outer pipe, a stainless steel inner flue
pipe and a wire spacer. The pipe sections must
be assembled independently as the chimney is
installed. When connecting chimney directly to
the fireplace, the inner flue pipe section must
be installed first with the lanced side up. The
outer pipe section can then be installed over
5 the flue pipe section with the hemmed end
up. Press down on each pipe section until the
lances securely engage the hem on the fireplace
starter. The wire will assure the proper spacing
between the inner and outer pipe sections.
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Continued
Continue to assemble chimney sections as
outlined above, making sure that both the
inner and outer pipe sections are locked together. When installing double wall snap-lock
chimney together, it is important to assure
the joint between the chimney sections is
locked. Check by pulling chimney upward
after locking. The chimney will not come apart
OFFSET
A
4 3/8"
9 3/4"
12 3/4"
15"
18"
21 1/4"
23 3/4"
27 3/4"
30"
33"
36"
38 1/4"
41 1/4"
45"
46 3/4"
51"
53 1/4"
56 1/4"
59 1/4"
61 3/4"
64 3/4"
68 1/4"
70"
74 1/4"
76 3/4"
79 3/4"
RISE
B
16 3/8"
25 1/2"
30 3/4"
34 3/4"
40"
46 1/4"
49 1/4"
56 3/4"
60 3/4"
66"
71"
75"
80 1/4"
86 3/4"
89 1/2"
97"
101"
106 1/4"
111 1/2"
115 1/2"
120 3/4"
127"
130"
137 1/2"
141 1/2"
146 3/4"
12"
1
1
CHIMNEY LENGTH
18" 24" 36" 48"
ELBOW SET ONLY
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
2
1
2
1
1
1
2
1
2
2
4
1
1
1
1
if properly locked. It is not necessary to add
screws to keep the chimney together (exception, see Figure 8).
USING ELBOW OFFSETS (30E-12DM)
1. To achieve desired offset, you may install
combinations of 12", 18", 24", 36" and 48"
length of double wall pipe (see offset chart
and Figure 8).
2. Chimney weight above offset rests on return elbow. Straps must be securely nailed
to rafters or joists (see Figure 9, details A
and B).
3. Maximum length of pipe between supports (return elbow or 12S-12DM) is 6'
of angle run. Maximum of two 6' angle
run sections per chimney system (see
Figure 10, page 8).
4. All pipe connections between the offset
and return must be secured with two
screws on the outer pipe only (see
Figure 8). Do not penetrate the inner
stainless.
See Detail A
1
1
2
1
2
2
1
2
1
1
2" Min.
Straps
Straps
Detail B
Angle Firestop
Straps
OFFSET CHART (22-50 FT. SYSTEM HEIGHT)
See Detail B
Straps
Detail A
Return Elbow
Screws
Figure 9 - Ceiling Support Pipe
12S-12DM
B
A
Figure 8 - Elbow Offset
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Return
Elbow
Offset
Elbow
Return
Elbow
Offset
Elbow
6' Max.
Return
Elbow
6' Max. Ceiling
Support Pipe
12S-12DM
Return
Elbow
6' Max.
Offset
Elbow
Offset
Elbow
A
Return
Elbow
Offset
6' Max. Elbow
B
6' Max.
6' Max.
C
Figure 10 - Typical Offset Terminations
FIRESTOP SPACERS (FS-10)
Firestop spacers are required at each point
where the chimney penetrates a floor space.
Their purpose is to establish and maintain
the required clearance between the chimney
and the combustible materials. When the pipe
passes through a framed opening into a living
space above, the firestop must be placed onto
the ceiling from below as shown in Figure 11.
They also provide complete separation from
one floor space to another or attic space as
required by most codes. When the double wall
pipe passes through a framed opening into an
attic space, the firestop must be placed into an
attic floor as shown in Figure 12.
Existing
Ceiling
Frame
Firestop
Spacer
Screws or
Staples
(Min. of 8)
Figure 11 - Firestop Spacer with Living
Space Above Ceiling
8
Firestop
Spacer
Screws or Staples
(Min. of 8)
Existing
Ceiling
Frame
Figure 12 - Firestop Spacer with Attic
Space Above Ceiling
PENETRATING ROOF
To maintain a 2" clearance to the pipe on a
roof with a pitch, a rectangular opening must
be cut.
1. Determine center point through which pipe
will penetrate roof.
2. Determine center point of roof. Pitch is
distance the roof drops over a given span,
usually 12". A 6/12 pitch means that roof
drops 6" for each 12" measured horizontally down from roof rafters.
3. Use roof opening chart (Figure 13, page
9) to determine correct opening length and
flashing required.
4. Remove shingles around opening measured. Cut out this section.
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Continued
5. Add next sections of pipe until end
penetrates roof line. Check to see that
proper clearances are maintained. Extend
chimney by adding sections of double wall
pipe until pipe is minimum of 30" above
highest point of roof cutout. Termination
and chimney must extend a minimum of
36" above highest point where it passes
through roof.
Installing Flashing on a Metal Roof
When installing the flashing on a metal roof,
it is required that putty tape be used between
the flashing and the roof. The flashing must be
secured to the roof using #8 x 3/4" screws and
then sealed with roof coating to prevent leakage through the screw holes. A roof coating
must also be applied around the perimeter of
the flashing to provide a proper seal.
Storm Collar
19.5" Min.
30" Min.
2" Min.
2" Min.
2" Min.
Flashing
Cone
Nail Only
Outer
Perimeter
of Flashing
Overlap
Shingles Top
and Sides Only
Opening "A"
Pitch
Slope
Flat
0-6/12
6/12-12/12
0°
26.6°
45.0°
Opening Used Flashing
"A" Max.
Model No.
19.5"
V6F-10DM
22'
V6F-10DM
27"
V12F-10DM
Figure 13 - Roof Opening Measurements
FLASHING INSTALLATION (V6F-10DM
OR V12F-10DM)
Determine the flashing to be used with the
roof opening chart. Slide flashing over pipe
until base is flat against roof. Replace as
many shingles as needed to cover exposed
area and flashing base. Secure in position by
nailing through shingles (see Figure 14). DO
NOT NAIL THROUGH FLASHING CONE.
Underlap Shingles
at Bottom
Figure 14 - Flashing Installation
Storm Collar Installation (SC2-1)
Place storm collar over pipe and slide down
until it is snug against the open edge of the
flashing (see Figure 15). Apply waterproof
caulk around the perimeter of the collar to
provide a proper seal.
Chimney
Pipe
Waterproof
Caulk
Storm
Collar
Flashing
Figure 15 - Storm Collar
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Terminations/Spark Arrestor
The fireplace system must be terminated with
the listed round top or chase terminations. In
any case, refer to the installation instructions
supplied with the termination.
CAUTION: Do not seal openings on the rooftop flashing. Follow the installation instructions
provided with the termination
being used.
Stainless
Inner Flue
Pipe
Secure
Termination
to Outer
Pipe with 3
Screws
24" Min.
24" Min.
RTL-12D
Level of
Flue Gas
Outlet
Waterproof
Caulking
Storm
Collar
Flashing
Overlap
Shingles (Top
and Sides of
Flashing Base)
18"
Min.
Typ.
Figure 17 - Multiple Chase Installation
10 FOOT RULE
All flue gas outlet chimney terminations must
extend a minimum of 3 feet in height above
the highest point where it passes through
the roof and must be at least 2 feet above
the highest point of the roof that is within a
horizontal distance of 10 feet (see Figure 18).
Level of
Flue Gas
Outlet
10'
10'
2' Min.
Underlap
Shingles
3' Min.
2' Min.
3' Min.
Figure 16 - Termination
CHASE INSTALLATIONS
Figure 18 - 18 Foot Rule
Instructions for chase installations are
included with the chase style termination
chosen. In a multiple chase installation, be
sure to provide adequate distance between
terminations to prevent smoke spillage from
one termination to another. We suggest that
terminations be separated at least 24", center
to center and stacked at a vertical height difference of 18" (see Figure 17).
Note: If a decorative shroud is to be installed,
contact the manufacturer for specifications.
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FINISHING FIREPLACE
Combustible materials, such as wallboard,
gypsum board, sheet rock, drywall, plywood,
etc. may make direct contact with sides and top
around the fireplace face. It is important that
combustible materials do not overlap the face
itself. Brick, glass, tile or other noncombustible
materials may overlap the front face provided
they do not obstruct essential openings like
louvered slots or any other opening. When
overlapping with a noncombustible facing
material, use only noncombustible mortar or
adhesive.
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REFRACTORY PANEL INSTALLATION
IMPORTANT: Installation of brick
should be done after the fireplace is placed in a permanent
location.
1. Remove grate, screen assemblies and all
hardware components out of the firebox.
The bottom panel is preinstalled in the
firebox. Make sure the bottom refractory
panels is centered in the firebox and flush
with the front of the fireplace.
2. Place cardboard on top of bottom refactory panel as a protection to prevent shipping and scratching during installation of
the other panels.
3. Position "Z" shaped grate retaining brackets on top of the notched area toward the
rear of the bottom refractory. They should
be postioned a distance apart as shown
in Figure 19.
4. Install rear refractory panel. This panel
has a top and bottom. To determine which
is which, match up the pattern on the rear
panel with the left and right sides before
LEFT BRICK
PANEL
Figure 19 - Installing Grate Retainers
installing the rear panel. Make sure panel
is center before continuing.
5. Install the right and left refractory panels
with the gas line knockouts orientated
down toward the bottom refractory. Align
the left and right panels with the rear panel
so the grout lines line up.
6. Install the upper corner brackets and
tighten set screws (Figure 20).
7. Install grate by placing rear legs into slots
in the grate retainers (Figure 20).
UPPER CORNER
BRACKET (2x)
REAR BRICK
PANEL
GRATE
GRATE RETAINER
BRACKET (2x)
RIGHT BRICK
PANEL
BOTTOM
BRICK PANEL
ASH PANEL
Figure 20 - Installing Refractory Panels
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REFRACTORY PANEL INSTALLATION
Continued
WARNING: Risk of fire! Replace grate with FMI PRODUCTS,
LLC grate only (see Parts, page
21). This grate has been designed to keep the operation of
your fireplace safe and efficient.
3. Mount flat end of screen rod with #10 x 5/8"
to center of smoke shelf.
4. Install other screen rod in same manner.
Rating
Plate
Hole for Screen
Rod
Leading
Bricks
INSTALLING SCREEN
1. Slide round end of screen rod into rings at
top of screen. Attach one push-on nut to end
of rod before attaching last ring of screen.
2. Insert the round end screen rod into hole
on the left and right side of smoke shelf
(Figure 21).
Figure 21 - Installing Fireplace Screen
OPTIONAL GAS LINE INSTALLATION
Gas line hook up should be done by your Outside of
Side
Fireplace
Firebrick
supplier or a qualified service person.
Finished
Note: Before you proceed, make sure your
Side
Gas Line
Remove
gas supply is turned off.
Conduit
Knockout
Use only a 1/2" black iron pipe and appropri1/2" Dowel
Insulation
ate fittings.
1. Remove knockout indentation on refracGas
tory or firebrick wall located above refracConduit
tory hearth floor. Knockout indentation
Brick with
Cover
Access
must be firmly tapped with any solid object
Hole
such as a 1/2" dowel until it is released.
Figure 22 - Gas Line Access
Remove fragmented portions of refractory
Side
(see Figure 22).
Outside of
Firebrick
2. Remove gas line cover plate located on
Fireplace
Finished
either side of fireplace and pull out insulaIncoming
Side
tion from gas line conduit sleeve. Save
1/2" Black
Gas Line
insulation for reuse. Replace screws.
Iron Pipe
Conduit
3. Run a 1/2" black iron gas line into fireplace
through the rear at gas line conduit sleeve (if
using a raised platform, add height). Provide
Seal
sufficient gas line into fireplace chamber for
Opening
fitting connection (see Figure 23).
Repack
with
Provide Enough
Note: Secure incoming gas line to wood
Insulation
Refractory
Threaded
framing to provide rigidity for threaded end.
Cement
End for Fitting
4. Repack insulation around gas line and into
Connection
sleeve opening. Seal any gaps between
Figure
23
Gas
Line
Installation
gas line and refractory knockout hole with
refractory cement or commercial furnace
cement, Install the gas appliance or cap-off
gas line if desired.
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Continued
CAUTION: All gas piping
and connections must be tested
for leaks after the installation
is completed. After ensuring
that the gas valve is on, apply
soap and water solution to all
connections and joints. Bubbles
forming show a leak. Correct
all leaks at once. DO NOT USE
AN OPEN FLAME FOR LEAK
TESTING AND DO NOT OPERATE ANY APPLIANCE IF A LEAK
IS DETECTED. LEAK TESTING
SHOULD BE DONE BY A QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSON.
WARNING: Do not operate an
unvented gas log set in this fireplace with the chimney removed.
A gas line or gas log lighter may be installed
for the purpose of installing a vented or ventfree decorative gas appliance incorporating an
automatic shutoff device and complying with
the Standard for Decorative Gas Appliances for
Installation in Vented Fireplaces, ANSI Z21.60
or American Gas Association draft requirements
for Gas Fired Log Lighters for Wood Burning
Fireplaces, Draft NO. 4 dated August, 1993.
If you install a decorative gas appliance
(vented gas log), the decorative gas appliance
must comply with the Standard for Decorative
Gas Appliance for Installation in Solid Fuel
Burning Fireplaces, ANS Z21.60 or Z21.84
and shall also be installed in accordance with
the National Fuel Gas Code, ANSI 7223NFPA
54 latest edition.
If you wish to install an unvented (vent-free)
gas log set, only unvented gas log sets which
have been found to comply with the standard
for unvented room heaters, ANSI Z21.11.2 are
to be installed in this fireplace.
WARNING: If the fireplace
has been used for wood burning,
the firebox and chimney must be
cleaned of soot, creosote and
ashes be a qualified chimney
cleaner. Creosote will ignite if
heavily heated.
WARNING: When using a
decorative vented gas log, the
damper must be removed or
permanently locked in the fully
open position and the glass doors
must be in the fully open position.
PUREFIRE HOOD INSTALLATION
1. The PureFire hood supplied with this fireplace is packaged in a separate box and
placed in the firebox during shipping.
2. Remove hood from box. Locate brackets (quantity 2) and screws (quantity 4) for
hood installation in the hardware bag.
3. Using screws provided, secure the bracket
to the inner dome of the fireplace as shown
in Figure 24. The left and right bracket are
different. The edge that is straight will be
closer to the fireplace opening.
4. Lift hood up into the fireplace and place it
on the retaining brackets (Figure 24). The
rear of the hood will touching the rear of
the fireplace.
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GLASS DOOR INSTALLATION
IMPORTANT: Install glass door
frame before installing glass door.
INSTALLING DOOR FRAMES
1. Remove screws from smoke shelf (see
Figure 25).
2. Mount top door frame and secure with
screws removed in step 1.
3. Remove center ash refractory by pulling
ring handle (see Figure 26).
4. Remove ash box.
5. Remove three screws located at front of
firebox (see Figure 26).
6. Align bottom rail mounting holes with
holes at front of firebox and secure with
screws removed in step 5.
7. Place ash box in place. Replace center
ash refractory.
Top Door Frame
INSTALLING GLASS DOORS
Spring clips have been installed but some
adjustments may be needed. If doors do not
close properly or do not appear straight, see
Door Adjustment.
1. With bi-fold doors completely folded,
insert bottom pivot pin into pivot hole
located near bottom corner of front face
opening and swing door to vertical position making sure top pins slide into door
track. Door is installed when top door pin
snaps into spring clip.
2. Repeat step 1 for remaining door.
If you find doors do not close properly or do
not appear level or straight, proceed with
section on door adjustment,
Fold Door
and Slide
Top Pins
Into Track
Spring
Clip
Insert Pin
into Spring
Clip
Smoke Shelf
Insert
Bottom
Pivot Pin
into Hole
Pivot
Hole
Figure 27 - Installing Bi-Fold Doors
DOOR ADJUSTMENT
Figure 25 - Installing Top Door Frame
Bottom
Door Rail
Ash Box
Center
Brick
Remove doors and slightly loosen lower pivot
clips and upper spring clips. Replace doors
and fully close them. Use 1/8" shims (any
material) to level doors. Once proper setting
is achieved, carefully open doors enough so
that you can access spring clips with a Phillips
screwdriver. Tighten screws. See Figure 28.
Spring
Clip
Screws
Ring
Handle
Figure 26 - Installing Bottom Door Frame
Figure 28 - Adjusting Bi-Fold Doors
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OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE GUIDELINES
GLASS DOORS
Glass doors are optional with the fireplace.
When fireplace is in operation, doors must be
fully opened or fully closed position only or a fire
hazard may be created (see Figure 29).
A fireplace equipped with glass doors operates
much differently than a fireplace with an open
front. A fireplace with glass doors has a limited
amount of air for combustion.
Excessive heat within the fireplace can result if
too large a fire is built or if combustion air gate
is not completely open. The following tips should
be followed to assure that both the fireplace
and glass door retain their beauty and function
properly. Both the flue damper and glass doors
must be fully opened before starting fire. This will
provide sufficient combustion air and maintain
safe temperatures in firebox.
IMPORTANT: The glass must be allowed to
warm slowly and evenly. The tempered glass will
withstand a gradual temperature rise to 550° F,
which is more than a normal fire will generate.
Such materials as pitch/wax laden logs, very dry
mill end lumber and large amounts of paper or
cardboard boxes can create an excessively hot
fire and should not be burned in this fireplace.
Always keep the fire well back from the doors
and never allow flames to contact the glass.
WARNING: Fireplaces
equipped with glass doors
should be operated only with
doors fully opened or doors fully
closed. Doors, if left partly open,
may draw gas and flame out of
the fireplace opening creating
risks of both fire and smoke.
Doors Fully Closed
Fireplace Front
Doors
Fully Opened
Fireplace Front
Figure 29 - Bi-Fold Glass Doors
OUTSIDE AIR AND DAMPER
HANDLE OPERATION
The damper handle, which opens and closes
the damper blade, is located in the upper front
face of the fireplace. Pushing the handle forward and up through the keyway slot will free
damper blade to automatically open. Pushing
the handle forward and down will lock damper
blade closed (see Figure 30).
Damper
Weight
To Close
Damper
Damper
Weight
Cleaning Glass
Clean glass with any commercial glass cleaner
or soap and water. Do not use any abrasive
material to clean glass. Do not clean glass with
any cool water if glass is still hot from the fire
and smoke.
To Open
Damper
Figure 30 - Operating Damper Handle
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PUREFIRE EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM
This fireplace is equipped with a PureFire
Emission Control System. The Catalytic
Hood system reduces particulates emissions
in a wood burning fireplace to meet the EPA
Wood-Burning Fireplace Program Phase 2
emission level.
The EPA qualifying label, shown below, will be
affixed to the catalyst. Before lighting the first
fire, remove and maintain this label in a safe
place if needed for permits or building inspection. Prior to beginning installation, contact
your local building official to determine the
need to obtain a permit. For proper operation,
catalyst must be replace every 3 to 5 years.
FUELING GUIDELINES
The fireplace grate must always be secured
to the retaining brackets provided. The position of the grate must be centered against the
back wall of the firebox.
Burn only dry, seasoned (cured) wood with
less than 20% moisture. Avoid the use of
treated, painted and laminated wood. Never
burn garbage or other foreign materials. Do
not use artificial logs, colored newspaper or
petroleum based fire starters. Avoid wood with
high salt content. All of these materials may
contain compounds which can shorten the
life of the catalyst. Wet or unseasoned wood
may lower catalytic temperatures and result
in inefficient operation.
The catalyst is designed to function at optimum efficiency when the fireplace is burning
clean, dry, cord wood as fireplace fuel. A
simple visual inspection of the chimney during the wood burning process will determine
catalyst performance.
The fuel load should always be placed on
the back of the grate. Use clean dry wood,
seasoned cord wood is the best choice.
Never burn trash, plastics, gasoline, rubber,
industrial solvents, flammable liquids, naptha,
household garbage, material treated with
petroleum products, leaves, paper products,
cardboard or salt driftwood.
Refer to your FMI PRODUCTS, LLC Homeowner's Guide included with your fireplace for
proper fire building technique and ash removal
procedures. These fueling guidelines must be
followed in order to achieve maximum emissions performance from the PureFire System.
OPERATION
The proper use of a wood burning fireplace
equipped with the catalyst will significantly
reduce the emissions that it produces. Simple
fuel considerations with regard to moisture
content, size, and quality of fuel will help
control the production of wood smoke and
improve the performance of the catalyst and
fireplace efficiency. With proper care, the
catalyst will provide years of fuel savings
and lowered emissions. By following some
simple guidelines, you will ensure maximum
performance and longevity.
PHASE 2 QUALIFIED
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Wood-burning Fireplace Program
Phase 2 Qualified models are cleaner and pollute less than those models that
have not met this emissions level. Exposure to smoke has been associated with
respiratory illness and other health problems. Models that have lower smoke
emissions may reduce your risk.
For more information go to www.epa.gov/burnwise
FIREPLACE
SMOKE EMISSIONS RANGE
Higher Emissions
Lower Emissions
12.0
0
Better
Worse
4.4 5.1 EPA PHASE 2 EMISSIONS LEVEL
THIS MODEL
Fireplaces with lower emissions produce less smoke when installed and operated properly.
MANUFACTURER:
FMI Products, LLC
MODEL NO:
GCAT50 & VGCAT50
PARTICLE EMISSIONS:
4.4 GRAMS/KG OF WOOD BURNED
For proper operation, catalyst must be replaced every 3 to 5 years.
* EPA has determined, based on testing by an accredited independent laboratory and a certification
of conformity by a nationally recognized certification body, that this model qualifies at the Phase 2
emissions level for U.S. EPA's Voluntary Fireplace Program.
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Continued
The smoke that is usually seen coming out
of a chimney is essentially a combination of
unburned fuel (carbon and hydrogen) and
moisture in the form of water vapor. The catalyst is a technology that provides secondary
combustion for the wood burning process.
MAINTENANCE
The PureFire System is a maintenance free
technology. Do not attempt to remove or clean
the combustor. The direct flame from the fire
will clean the combustor. Only a certified
technician should remove the unit. To ensure
proper fireplace operation, the PureFire System should be replaced every 3 to 5 years
(see Parts on page 20).
NOTE: Chimney smoke may be visible during
the first 8 to 10 minutes of fireplace operation
when the fire is first getting started and the
final 8 to 10 minutes of operation while the fire
is dissipating. Under normal operating conditions, you should see little or no smoke coming out of the chimney. If continuous smoke
is visible, make sure only dry seasoned wood
is being burned. If visible smoke continues, the combustor has ceased to function or there
is thermal crumbling. Call FMI PRODUCTS,
LLC at 1-866-328-4537 for replacement parts.
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WARRANTY
FMI PRODUCTS, LLC warranty obligations
for the PureFire Emissions Control System
are limited to the terms set forth below.
FMI PRODUCTS, LLC warrants to the
consumer who purchases a new solid fuel
burning fireplace containing a PureFire Emissions Control System as a new component,
to replace the catalyst at no charge should
it cease to function within three years from
the date of purchase. The PureFire Catalytic
Component is designed to perform efficiently
for three years of fireplace operation. ONLY
recommended fuels should be burned. Follow the fueling directions in manufacturers
operation manual. For warranty purposes,
proof of fireplace purchases is required. Labor
for removal and/or installation of the catalytic
component is not the responsibility of the
manufacturer.
Neither FMI PRODUCTS, LLC nor the dealer
who sells the PureFire Emissions Control
System is responsible for indirect, incidental,
special, punitive or consequential damages
arising out of the improper use of this product
or the continued use of this product beyond
the required replacement period.
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PARTS
MODELS (V)GCAT50(H)A SERIES AND (V)JCAT50(H,S)A SERIES
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28
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26
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2
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3
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This list contains replaceable parts used in your firebox. When ordering parts, follow the
instructions listed under Replacement Parts on page 22 of this manual.
KEY
NO.
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2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
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24
25
26
27
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PART NO. DESCRIPTION
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110285-01
23490SA
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109720-02
117891-01
20042
21171
109752-01
109752-02
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123298-02
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**
109457-01
117556-01
110146-02
117568-01
109496-01
117544-01
125864-01
125864-02
125363-01
(V)GCAT50
Face Assembly
•
Firebox Bottom Assembly
•
Firebox Bottom
•
Firebox Surround
•
Outer Dome Assembly
•
Insulation Pan Support
•
Insulation Pan
•
Top Insulation
•
Fireplace Top Assembly, 50"
•
Standoff
•
Fireplace Surround Assembly
•
Clearance Spacer
•
Fireplace Handle Bracket
•
Outside Air Cover Plate
•
Gas Conduit Cover
•
Conduit One
•
Conduit Two
•
Heat Shield Support
•
Ash Box Assembly
•
Inner Dome Assembly
•
Smoke Shield
•
Damper Control Bracket
•
Screen 50"
•
Screen 50" Stainless
Screen Rod 50"
•
Screen Rod 50" Stainless
Grate 50"
•
Grate 50" Stainless
Hood Retaining Bracket - Right
•
Hood Retaining Bracket - Left
•
PureFire Catalytic Hood
•
PARTS AVAILABLE NOT SHOWN
106539-03 Grate Retainer
•
106539-04 Grate Retainer Stainless
114913-01 Rear Refractory Spacers
•
** Not a field replaceable part.
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PARTS
MODELS MODELS (V)GCAT50(H)A SERIES AND (V)JCAT50(H,S)A SERIES
Picture may vary from actual
6
2
4
6
3
5
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KEY
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
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111428-01
111428-02
125838-01
125841-01
125838-02
125841-02
125839-01
125842-01
125839-02
125842-02
125837-01
125840-01
125837-02
125840-02
111430-01
111430-02
110822-01
Hearth 50" Natural White
Hearth 50" Red
Right Stacked 50" Natural White
Right Herringbone 50" Natural White
Right Stacked 50" Red
Right Herringbone 50" Red
Left Stacked 50" Natural White
Left Herringbone 50" Natural White
Left Stacked 50" Red
Left Herringbone 50" Red
Rear Stacked 50" Natural White
Rear Herringbone 50" Natural White
Rear Stacked 50" Red
Rear Herringbone 50" Red
Ash Panel 50" Natural White
Ash Panel 50" Red
Corner Refractory Bracket
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A, J
50S
G50
HA,
J50H
VG5
0A,
VJ5
0S
VG5
0HA
, VJ5
0H
This list contains replaceable parts used in your firebox. When ordering parts, follow the
instructions listed under Replacement Parts on page 22 of this manual.
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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 our web site at
www.fmiproducts.com.
REPLACEMENT PARTS
If this product is missing a part or has a
broken component, please do not return it
to the store. Call FMI PRODUCTS, LLC at
1-866-328-4537 to answer questions and
replace parts under warranty.
Note: Use only original replacement parts.
This will protect your warranty coverage for
parts replaced under warranty.
When calling or writing, please have your
model and serial numbers of your fireplace
ready.
Model and serial number information are in the
fireplace's rating plate located on the fireplace
smoke shelf.
ACCESSORIES
EMBER PROTECTOR 20093
BI-FOLD GLASS DOORS
BD50 - 50" Black
BD50P - 50" Platinum
BD50B - 50" Brushed Brass
OPTIONAL OUTSIDE AIR KIT FOR
FLOOR INSTALLATION - AK4F
DOUBLE WALL PIPE -
12-12DM, 18-12DM, 24-12DM, 36-12DM,
48-12DM, 12-12HT, 18-12HT, 24-12HT, 3612HT and 48-12HT
22
30° OFFSET AND RETURN
30E-12DM and 30E-12HT
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STORM COLLAR - SC2-1
OPTIONAL OUTSIDE AIR KIT FOR
SIDEWALL INSTALLATION - AK4
FIRESTOP SPACER - FS-10
ROOF FLASHING
V6F-10DM - 0 to 6/12 Pitch
V12F-10DM - 6/12 to 12/12 Pitch
ROUND TOP TERMINATIONS
RLT-12D AND RLT-12HT
SQUARE CHASE-TOP
TERMINATION - STL-12D AND
STL-12DMP BLACK
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