Heatilator ICON I100 Installation & Operating Instructions Manual

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Improper installation, adjustment, alteration, service or maintenance can cause injury or property damage. Refer to this manual. For assistance or additional information, consult a qualified installer, service agency or the gas supplier.

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Design and Installation Considerations ....................................................................................................... 3

A. Listings and Code Approvals ....................................................................................................................... 4

B. Description of the Fireplace System ............................................................................................................ 4

C. Fireplace System Components ................................................................................................................... 5

D. Pre-Installation Preparation ......................................................................................................................... 9

E. Chimney Requirements ............................................................................................................................. 11

F. Installation of Fireplace ............................................................................................................................. 13

G. Constructing a Chase ................................................................................................................................ 24

H. Operating Instructions ............................................................................................................................... 26

I. Maintenance Instructions .......................................................................................................................... 30

Index ......................................................................................................................................................... 31

Warranty ................................................................................................................................................... 32


Do not expose the fireplace to the elements (i.e. rain, etc.) and keep the fireplace dry at all times. Wet insulation will produce an odor when the fireplace is used.


This fireplace is tested and listed for use only with the optional accessories listed in these instructions. Use of optional accessories not specifically tested for this fireplace could void the warranty and/or result in a safety hazard.

Safety Precautions


Please read these installation instructions completely before beginning installation procedures. Failure to follow them could cause a fireplace malfunction resulting in serious injury and/or property damage.


Always check your local building codes prior to installation. The installation must comply with all local, regional, state and national codes and regulations.


An adequate supply of replacement combustion air from outside the house must be available to the fire for the fireplace to operate properly. To achieve this, the use of the optional outside air kit is highly recommended.

In the event the home is unusually tightly sealed, the optional combustion air kit may not provide all the air required to support combustion. Hearth & Home Technologies is not responsible for any smoking or related problems that may result from the lack of adequate combustion air. It is the responsibility of the builder/contractor to ensure that adequate combustion air has been provided for the fireplace.


The fireplace must be installed with the Hearth & Home Technologies SL Series Chimney System.

The chimney system must always terminate outside the building. Be sure to follow all chimney specifications given in these installation instructions.

5. NEVER leave children unattended when there is a fire burning in the fireplace.


This fireplace is built for solid fuel only. NEVER use gasoline, gasoline type lantern fuel, kerosene, charcoal light fluid, or similar liquids in this fireplace. Keep any flammable liquids a safe distance from the fireplace.

7. DO NOT use chimney cleaners or flame colorants in your fireplace.


The flue damper must be open at all times when the fireplace is in use.


While servicing this fireplace, always shut off any electricity or gas to the fireplace. This will prevent possible electric shock or burns. Also, make sure the fireplace is completely cooled before servicing.


To ensure a safe fireplace system and to prevent the build up of soot and creosote, inspect and clean the fireplace and chimney prior to use and periodically during the burning season. See “Maintenance Instructions” in this manual for cleaning instructions.

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When selecting a location for your woodburning fireplace, it is important to evaluate a number of considerations. Modern construction techniques can create conditions that may not allow your chimney to draft properly. This may result in smoke spillage from your fireplace, as well as cause other combustion appliances to operate incorrectly.

Tightly sealed construction is important for energy efficiency. Unfortunately, a great deal of effort has been directed to tightening up sidewall construction, while considerably less attention has been paid to tightening upper portions of the warm air envelope (insulated ceilings). This has increased the “Stack Effect”, a condition that increases the negative pressure generated by the structure. This negative pressure will directly affect the drafting performance of a fireplace chimney. To minimize the negative pressure generated by stack effect, make certain that all ductwork installed in the attic spaces is sealed airtight. Minimize the number of recessed light fixtures installed in the insulated ceiling, and use sealed recessed light fixtures. Finally, make certain the whole house fans and attic access panels are tightly sealed.

These are important design considerations that must be observed during the design and construction stage of the home.

If you desire to put a fireplace in your basement, we recommend that you consider a direct vent gas fireplace. Basements always have a significant negative air pressure that causes the fireplace system to be more susceptible to smoke spillage and cold flue backdrafting. Since direct vent gas fireplaces are sealed, they are not affected by the negative pressure that exists in basements.

Finally, woodburning fireplaces perform best when their chimney (roof termination) is located on the upper half of the roof, especially when cathedral ceilings are present. Chimneys that are located on the lower half of the roof realize what is known as “lazy flue” and will not draft as well as a chimney that is located in the upper portion of the roof. The reason for this is that the stack effect generated by the overall height of the living spaces inside the house will exceed the draft generated by the chimney system. If you desire to place a woodburning fireplace in a location where the termination cap would be located on the lower half of a roof, such as on an outside wall at the base of a cathedral ceiling, we recommend that you consider using a direct vent gas fireplace. This will assure the homeowner a fireplace that operates correctly.

These properties do not affect just your woodburning factory-built fireplace. They can cause any woodburning fireplace as well as any conventionally vented (B-vent) gas appliance to operate improperly. Careful planning at this stage of your project will ensure satisfaction with the operation of your fireplace once it is completed.

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This fireplace system has been tested and listed in accordance with UL 127 standards, and has been listed by

Underwriters Laboratories Inc. for installation and operation in the United States as described in this manual.

This fireplace has been tested and listed for use with the optional components listed on page 5. These optional components may be purchased separately and installed at a later date.

Check with your local building code agency prior to installing this fireplace to ensure compliance with local codes, including the need for permits and follow-up inspections. If you need assistance during installation, please contact your local dealer or the Heatilator Technical Services

Department, Hearth & Home Technologies Inc., 1915 W.

Saunders St., Mt. Pleasant, Iowa 52641 (1-800-927-6841).

Heatilator® is a registered trademark of Hearth & Home

Technologies Inc., Division, HON INDUSTRIES.



This fireplace and its components are designed to be installed and operated as a system. Any alteration to or substitution for items in this system, unless allowed by these installation instructions, will void the Underwriters Laboratories listing and may void the product warranty. It may also create a hazardous installation. Read through these instructions thoroughly before starting your installation and follow them carefully throughout your project.


1. The Heatilator fireplace system consists of the following: a.

Fireplace/Integral Grate/Outside Combustion Air

System/Refractory b.

Chimney Termination Cap c.

Chimney System d.

Hearth Extension

2. Optional Components Include: a.

Glass Doors b.

Chimney Air Kit

Note: Illustrations used throughout these instructions reflect “typical installations” and are for design purposes only. Actual installation may vary slightly due to individual design preferences. However, minimum and maximum clearances must be maintained at all times.

The illustrations and diagrams used throughout these installations instructions are not drawn to scale.

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Figure 1 - Typical Fireplace System




1. Fireplace Components

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D M 1 0 0 S

D M 1 0 0

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Glass Doors


AED Glass Doors

HX4 - Hearth Extension

(+8” x 20” extension)

Traditional Brick Pattern Herringbone Pattern

GR31 Integral Grate


Fireplace Dimensions

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2. Chimney Components

The following pictures show only those chimney components which may be safely used with this fireplace.

C a t a l o g # D e s c r i p it o n :

S L 1 1 3 0

F S 5 3 8

F S 5 4 0

A S 1 0

J B 5 7 7

C B 5 7 6

R F 5 7 0

R F 5 7 1

T R 1 1

T R 1 1 T

S T 1 1 7 5

T C T 1 1 7 5

C T 5 6

L D S 3 3

L D S 4 6

C A K 5 A

I D 4

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S L 1 1 0 6

S L 1 1 1 2

S L 1 1 1 8

S L 1 1 3 6

S L 1 1 4 8

S L 1 1

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U n i n s u l a t e d D u c /t O u t s i d e A ri

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C h i m n e y S e c it o n 1 2 " l o n g

C h i m n e y S e c it o n 1 8 " l o n g

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D e c o r a it v e S h r o u d 3 ' x 3 '

D e c o r a it v e S h r o u d 4 ' x 6 '

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Chimney Sections













A =

B =

A c t u a l l e n g t h

E c b h e ff i e m c e n n it e s v e y n a p l e a p p n g t tr e a d h t tf o l( e e r a n g t h ti n o h t a o f s h e )r

SL11 - Chimney Stabilizer SL1130 - Offset/Return

RF570 - Roof Flashing

Flat to 6/12 Pitch

Firestop Spacer









Chimney Bracket

RF571 - Roof Flashing

6/12 to 12/12 Pitch


Joint Band

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Straight Attic

Insulation Shield



LDS33 (3’ x 3’)

LDS46 (4’ x 6’)

Decorative Shroud


Square Termination



Round Termination Cap


Round Telescoping

Termination Cap

Æ TCT1175

Terra Cotta

Termination Cap



Chase Top

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Chimney Air Kit




1. Fireplace Locations and Space Requirements

Several options are available to you when choosing a location for your fireplace. This fireplace may be used as a room divider, installed along a wall, across a corner or used in an exterior chase. See Figure 2.

Locating the fireplace in a basement, near frequently opened doors, central heat outlets or returns, or other locations of considerable air movement can affect the performance and cause intermittent smoke spillage from the front of the fireplace. Consideration should be given to these factors before deciding on a location.


A minimum 1½” air clearance must be maintained at the back and sides of the fireplace assembly except at the nailing flange where the clearance is ½”.

Chimney sections at any level require a 2” minimum air space clearance between the framing and chimney section.

Figure 2 - Fireplace Locations

Figures 3 and 4 show typical installations. An allowance must be made for 90° bends; less space is required when ducting goes directly outside without forming elbows.

These are rough framing dimensions only.

Figure 3 - Installation Along a Wall or an Exterior


Figure 4 - Corner Installation with Outside Air


Do not draw outside air from garage spaces. Exhaust products of gasoline engines are hazardous.

Do not install outside air ducts such that the air may be drawn from attic spaces, basements or above the roofing where other heating appliances or fans and chimneys exhaust or utilize air. These precautions will reduce the possibility of fireplace smoking or air flow reversal.


To prevent contact with sagging or loose insulation, the fireplace must not be installed against vapor barriers or exposed insulation. Localized overheating could occur and a fire could result.

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2. Frame the Fireplace

The I100 fireplace will fit a framed opening of 61 5

30 3 /





” wide x 61” tall. The finished cavity depth must be no less than

Figure 5 shows a typical framing (using 2 x 4 lumber) of the fireplace, assuming combustible materials are used. All required clearances to combustibles around the fireplace must be adhered to. Any framing across the top of the fireplace must be above the top of the standoffs.


A minimum 1½” air clearance must be maintained at the back and sides of the fireplace assembly except at the nailing flange where the clearance is


Chimney sections at any level require a 2” minimum air space clearance between the framing and chimney section.

Figure 5 - Framing the Fireplace


Do not apply combustible finishing materials over any part of the black face of this fireplace or a structure fire may result. The black metal fireplace front may only be covered with noncombustible materials such as ceramic tile, brick, or stone. Do not cover or block any cooling air slots. Do not cover any portion of the opening to the fireplace that would prevent the installation of an authorized glass door.

Note: The frame of the AED door overlaps the front of the fireplace beyond the opening by ¾” on each side and 1½” above the top. This should be allowed for when applying facing to the front of the fireplace.

3. Sidewalls/Surrounds

Adjacent combustible side walls must be located a minimum of 24” from the fireplace opening. See Figure 6. If you are using a decorative surround constructed of combustible material, it must be located within the shaded area defined in Figure 6. Short stub walls are also acceptable if they are contained within the shaded area.

Figure 6 - Sidewalls and Surrounds

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When planning your fireplace location, the chimney construction and necessary clearances must be considered. The fireplace system and chimney components have been tested to provide flexibility in construction. The following figures are the minimum distances from the base of the fireplace.


Minimum overall straight height


Minimum height with offset/return


Maximum height


Maximum chimney length between an offset and return


Maximum distance between chimney stabilizers


Double offset/return minimum height


Maximum unsupported chimney length between the offset and return


Maximum straight unsupported chimney height above the fireplace

20 ft.

20.5 ft.

90 ft.

20 ft.

35 ft.

24 ft.

6 ft.

35 ft.

1. Using Offsets and Returns


To bypass any overhead obstructions, the chimney may be offset using a 30° offset/return (SL1130). Perform the following steps to determine the correct chimney component combination for your particular installation.


An offset and return may be attached together or a chimney section(s) may be used between an offset and return.

1) Measure how far the chimney needs to be shifted to enable it to avoid the overhead obstacle. See Figure 7, dimension “A” to determine chimney sections required to achieve the needed shift.

2) After determining the offset dimension, refer to Table 1 and find the “A” dimension closest to but not less than the distance of shift needed for your installation.

3) The “B” dimension that coincides with the “A” dimension represents the required vertical clearance that is needed to complete the offset and return.

4) Read across the chart and find the number of chimney sections required and the model number of those particular chimney parts.

5) Whenever the chimney penetrates a floor/ceiling, a firestop spacer must be installed.

6) The effective height of the fireplace assembly is measured from the base of fireplace to top of starter collar.

See Figure 6.

Offset/Returns Table 1 30° Offset Chart

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Do not combine offsets to create an offset greater than 30° from vertical. This may create a fire hazard since the natural draft may be restricted.

Figure 7 - Chimney Offset/Return

Example: Your “A” dimension from

Figure 7 is 14½”. Using Table 1 the dimension closest to, but not less than 14½” is 14 5 /


” using a 30° offset/return. It is then determined from the table that you would need 33” (Dimension “B”) between the offset and return. The chimney components that best fit your application are two


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2. Chimney Height Requirements (above roof line)


Major building codes specify a minimum chimney height above the roof top. These specifications are summarized in what is known as the Ten Foot

Rule . This rule states:

“If the horizontal distance from the side of the chimney to the peak of the roof is ten feet or less, the top of the chimney must be at least two feet above the peak of the roof, but never less than three feet in overall height above the highest point where it passes through the roof.

“If the horizontal distance from the side of the chimney to the peak of the roof is more than ten feet, a chimney height reference point is established on the surface of the roof a distance of ten feet from the side of the chimney in a horizontal plane. The top of the chimney must be at least two feet above this reference point, but never less than three feet in height above the highest point where it passes through the roof.”

See Figure 8.


These chimney heights are necessary in the interest of safety but do not ensure smoke-free operation. Trees, buildings, adjoining roof lines, adverse wind conditions, etc. may create a need for a taller chimney should smoking occur.

3. Number of Sections Required

To determine the chimney components needed to complete your particular installation, follow the steps below: a.

Determine the total vertical height of the fireplace installation. This dimension is measured from the base of the fireplace assembly to the point where the smoke exits the termination cap.


Subtract the effective height of the fireplace assembly from the overall height of the fireplace installation (measured from the base of the fireplace to the bottom of the termination cap).


Refer to Table 2 to determine what components must be selected to complete the fireplace installation.


Determine the number of firestop spacers, stabilizers, roof flashing, etc. required to complete the fireplace installation.


Figure 8 - Chimney Height

Table 2


























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Before starting, do the following:

1. Wear gloves and safety glasses for protection.

2. Keep hand tools in good condition. Sharpen cutting edges and make sure tool handles are secure.

3. Always maintain the minimum air space required to the enclosure to prevent fire.

1. Position the Fireplace/Refractory Installation

This fireplace may be placed on either a combustible or noncombustible continuous flat surface. Follow the instructions for framing on pages 9 and 10. Be sure to provide the minimum air clearance at the sides and back of the fireplace assembly.

Note: We recommend two people for the hearth stone and refractory installation.


Remove the back refractory from the outside of the fireplace by bending the tabs up and lifting the refractory out of the brackets. See Figure 9. Bend tabs back down out of the way. See Figure 10. Do not remove the screws or brackets from the fireplace. If the brackets are removed, fill the holes in the outer shell with screws.

Repeat this process to remove the side refractories.


Remove the screens by removing the screw from the end of each screen rod. See Figure 11.

Figure 9 - Unpacking Back Refractory

Figure 10 - Bending Refractory Shipping Tabs Back



Figure 11 - Removing the Screen Rods

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Remove the hearth stone by removing the three corrugated shipping spacers (Figure 12). Lift the hearth stone out of the fireplace. See Figure 13.

Figure 12 - Shipping Spacers Figure 13 - Lifting Out the Hearth Stone d.

Remove the fireplace from the pallet. The fireplace is attached to the pallet with two brackets on each side and rear of the outer shell. See Figure 14. Remove screws from the bracket, pallet and fireplace. Replace the screws removed from the fireplace. Slide the fireplace into position (the brackets can be used to anchor the fireplace in position).

Once the fireplace is in position, install the refractory.

Figure 14 - Removing Shipping Brackets

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Remove the smoke shield by removing five screws (starting from one side: remove two , skip one, remove one, skip one, remove two). See Figures 15 and 16.

Figure 15 - Removing the Smoke Shield Figure 16 - Removing the Smoke Shield f.

Position the refractory. Position the bottom of the back refractory to the back of the fireplace and center from side to side. See Figure 17. Be sure to position it so the retainer notch is at the top. Fasten in place with the refractory retainer and screws provided. See Figure 18.

Figure 17 - Installing Back Refractory Figure 18 - Attaching Back Refractory

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Place the side refractory into the fireplace. Position towards the front of the fireplace and slide it to the rear. See

Figures 19 and 20.

Repeat for other side.

Figure 19 - Installing Side Refractory

(Gas knockout goes to the back.)

Figure 20 - Side Refractory In

Æ h.

Put the grate retainers in place. Slide into outside edges of the notches in the bottom of the back refractory on each side. See Figures 21 and 22. Replace the hearth stone. Place the grate into the fireplace and slide the back legs into the brackets to hold the grate in place.


Replace smoke shield and screen assemblies.

Figure 21 - Grate Retaining Bracket Sliding into

Notch in Back Refractory

(left side shown)

Figure 22 - Grate Retaining Bracket in Place

(left side shown)

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2. Install the Outside Air Kit Collar


Locate outside air kit on one side of fireplace.

See Figure 23.


Open door (raise handle up to open).


Bend the four tabs out at 90°. See Figure 24.


Position ring over tabs and screw in place. See

Figure 25.


Repeat for other side.

3. Place the Protective Metal Hearth Strips

Included with your fireplace you will find three metal hearth strips measuring approximately 28” x 4”. These strips are used to provide added protection where the fireplace and the hearth extension meet.

Slide each metal strip 2” under the front edge of the fireplace. The individual pieces must overlap each other by 1” minimum in the middle of the fireplace to provide continuous coverage of the floor. See

Figure 26. These metal strips should extend from the front and sides of the fireplace opening by 2”.

Important: To ensure proper fit of the glass doors, check the fireplace opening for square. Measure diagonal distances of the opening to make sure they are equal. If they are not equal, continue to shim the fireplace until those diagonals are equal.

Figure 23 - Close-up of Outside Air Kit

(One on each side.)

(left side shown)

4. Level the Fireplace

Level the fireplace side-to-side and front-to-back. Shim with noncombustible material, such as sheet metal, as necessary. Secure the fireplace (using the nailing flanges located on either side of the fireplace) to the vertical framing.

Figure 24

Bending Tabs on Outside Air Kit Collar


Figure 25 - Attaching Outside Air Kit Collar

(left side shown)

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Figure 26 - Positioning the Metal Strips



5. Assemble the Chimney Sections

Attach either a straight chimney section or an offset to the top of the fireplace (depending on your installation requirement). Chimney sections are locked together by pushing downward until the top section meets the stop bead on the lower section.

The inner flue is placed to the inside of the flue section below it. The outer casing is placed outside the outer casing of the chimney section below it. See Figure 27.


Carefully follow the instructions for assembly of the pipe and other parts needed to install this fireplace system. Failure to do so may result in a fire, especially if combustibles are too close to the fireplace or chimney and air spaces are blocked, preventing the free movement of cooling air.


Figure 27

Assembling Chimney


6. Install the Firestop Spacers

Mark and cut out an opening in the ceiling for the firestop spacer being utilized (17” x 17” for an FS538,

17” x 26” for an FS540). Frame the opening with the same dimension lumber used in the ceiling joists.

Install the firestop spacer.

These firestop spacers are designed to provide the minimum 2” air space required around the chimney. In all situations, the firestop spacers are to be nailed to the ceiling joists from the bottom or fireplace side,

EXCEPT when the space above is an insulated ceiling or attic space. In this situation, the firestop spacer must be nailed from the top side to prevent loose insulation from falling into the required 2” air space around the chimney. See Figure 28.


Firestop spacers must be used whenever the chimney penetrates a ceiling/floor area.

Figure 28

Installing the Firestop Spacer

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7. Attic Insulation Shield

An insulation shield should be installed when there is a possibility of insulation coming into contact with the factory built chimney system.


Bend the tabs at the top of the attic insulation shield inward. This will help keep the chimney section centered in the shield.


Position the shield over the vertical chimney section where it penetrates a firestop spacer.


Slide the shield down until it rests on the firestop spacer. The firestop spacer will support the insulation shield. See Figure 29.

9. Secure the Chimney System

When offsets and returns are joined to straight pipe sections, they must be locked into position with the screws provided (outer only), using the predrilled holes.

To prevent gravity from pulling the chimney sections apart, the returns and the chimney stabilizers have straps for securing these parts to joists or rafters. See

Figure 30.

Note: You must provide support for the pipe during construction and check to be sure inadvertent loading has not dislodged the chimney section from the fireplace or at any chimney joint.

Figure 29 - Installing an Insulation Shield



Do not fill the space between the chimney section and the insulation shield with insulation.

8. Double-check the Chimney Assembly

Continue assembling the chimney sections up through the firestop spacers as needed. While doing so, be aware of the height and unsupported chimney length limitations that are given on page 11 under “Chimney


Check each section by pulling up slightly from the top to ensure proper engagement before installing the succeeding sections. If they have been connected correctly, they will not disengage when tested.


Inner flue and outer liner sections cannot be disassembled once locked together. Plan ahead to ensure the proper installation height is achieved with the selected chimney components.

Figure 30 - Offset/Return with Stabilizer


When chimney sections exceeding six feet in length are installed between an offset and return, structural support must be provided to reduce off-center loading and prevent chimney sections from separating at the chimney joints.


Maintain a minimum of 2” air clearance to all parts of the chimney system at all times! Failure to maintain this 2” air clearance will cause a structure fire.

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10. Mark the Exit Point of the Roof

Locate the point where the chimney will exit the roof by plumbing down to the center of the chimney. Drive a nail up through the roof to mark the center. See

Figure 31.

11. Cut out the Hole in the Roof

Measure to either side of the nail and mark the 17” x 17” or 17” x 26” opening required. This is measured on the horizontal; actual length may be larger depending on the pitch of the roof. Cut out and frame the opening.

See Chapter 25 of the Uniform Building Code for roof framing details.

Be sure to maintain a 2” minimum air space between the chimney section and the roof.

12. Assemble the Chimney Sections

Through the Roof

Continue to add chimney sections through the roof opening, maintaining at least a 2” air space.

13. Install the Roof Flashing

If a roof flashing is to be used, install the roof flashing appropriate to the roof pitch and install a round termination cap following the instructions shipped with the cap.

For chase installations you can use a round termination cap (TR11), a round telescoping termination cap

(TR11T) or a square termination cap (ST1175). A chase installation must use a chase top. Chase tops are available from your Heatilator distributor. See the section titled “Constructing a Chase” for building a chase.

14. Install the Outside Air Kit

Outside air kits are supplied as a standard feature with this fireplace and their use is highly recommended to minimize the effects of negative pressure within the structure. It is recommended to utilize the shortest duct run to optimize the performance of the outside air kits. The outside air kit inlet thimble should be positioned at least four feet above the ground level, in a manner that will not allow snow, leaves, etc. to block the inlet.

Note: A 3’ minimum height difference must be maintained from the top of the uppermost chimney section to the outside combustion air inlets.

The outside air kits are installed on both sides of the fireplace. See Figure 32 for handle location/operation.

15. Install the Chimney Air Kit

When installing the chimney air kit, follow the instructions provided with this accessory.


Figure 31 - Ceiling/Attic Construction

Figure 32 - Air Kit Handle Location


The air kit handle may get hot while burning the fireplace. Use care when operating the handle.

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16. Completion of the Enclosure

Complete the fireplace enclosure, allowing space for outside air ducts and gas piping if desired. Electrical wiring should not come in contact with the fireplace. A minimum clearance of 1½” must be maintained between the fireplace sides and the enclosure as well as the fireplace back and the enclosure.

See pages 9 and 10 for framing details.

Note: Use only a noncombustible material to finish the face of the fireplace below the level of the front standoffs. A noncombustible material such as USG

MICORE CV230 Mineral Fiber Board, or USG

DUROCK Cement Board is recommended for this purpose.


When using a gas log set, the fireplace damper must be set in the fully open position. This ensures proper venting of combustion

17. Gas Log/Lighter Provisions

Knockouts are provided on both sides of the fireplace to allow for connection of a certified gas log lighter or a decorative gas appliance with a maximum input of

100,000 BTU/hour, incorporating an automatic gas shutoff device and complying with the Standard for

Decorative Gas Appliances for Installation in

Vented Fireplaces, ANSI Z21.60

. The decorative gas appliance should be installed in accordance with the

National Fuel Gas Code, ANSI Z223.1-1980 . The side refractories are designed to allow ½” iron pipe to pass through. Use a noncombustible sealant to seal any opening between the gas pipe and refractory on the inside. Repack the insulation removed to seal around the gas pipe where it exits the side of the fireplace. A minimum 1½” air clearance must be provided around the ½” iron pipe for a minimum of 4 inches beyond the fireplace. See Figure 33.


This fireplace was not tested by the fireplace manufacturer for use with an unvented gas log heater. To reduce risk of injury, do not install an unvented gas log heater in this fireplace unless it has been specifically tested and listed by Underwriter’s Laboratories Inc. for use in this specific model fireplace. Unless the unvented gas log heater is tested and listed for use in this factory built fireplace, a fire hazard may be created that can result in a structure fire.

Figure 33 - Air Clearance Around Gas Line


A minimum 1½” air clearance must be maintained at the back and sides of the fireplace assembly except at the nailing flange where the clearance is ½”.

Chimney sections at any level require a 2” minimum air space clearance between the framing and chimney section.

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18. Hearth Extension

A hearth extension must be installed with all fireplaces to protect the combustible floor in front of the fireplace from both radiant heat and sparks.

The construction of, and materials used for a hearth extension are shown in Figures 34-36. A hearth extension of this construction may be covered with any noncombustible decorative material and may have a maximum thickness as per the illustration. Seal gaps between the hearth extension and the front of the fireplace with a bead of noncombustible sealant.

Figure 34 - Raised Hearth Extension


Figure 35 - Flush Hearth Extension


Hearth extensions are to be installed only as illustrated to prevent high temperatures from occurring on concealed combustible materials. Hearth sealing strips prevent burning or hot particles from inadvertently falling directly on combustible surfaces in the event the building should settle and disturb the original construction.

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Field constructed hearth extensions should be constructed in accordance with the instructions in Figures 34-36. The field constructed hearth extension must be constructed from ½” MICORE CV230, or a material with an equivalent insulation value.

Figure 36 - Field Constructed Hearth Extension

19. Position the Hearth Extension

Position and secure the hearth extension over the protective metal strips that have been placed partially under the fireplace front. These strips should be protruding approximately 2” from under the fireplace front and 2” on both sides of the fireplace opening.

Seal the crack between the hearth extension and fireplace with a bead of noncombustible sealant.

See Figure 37. Apply a noncombustible finishing material of your choice to the hearth extension.

b. Noncombustible Material

Material which will not ignite and burn. Such materials are those consisting entirely of steel, iron, brick, tile, concrete, slate, glass or plasters, or any combination thereof.

c. Noncombustible Sealant Material

Sealants which will not ignite and burn; General

Electric RTV103 Black (or equivalent), Rutland,

Inc. Fireplace Mortar #63 (or equivalent).

After completing the framing and applying the facing material (dry wall) over the framing, a ½” wide (maximum) bead of noncombustible sealant must be used to close off any gaps at the top and sides between the fireplace and facing to prevent cold air leaks.

Only noncombustible materials may be used to cover the black metal fireplace front.

Figure 37 - Position the Hearth Extension

20. Finishing Material

Do not install combustible materials over the black face of the fireplace! This poses a safety hazard and may start a fire. You may only use noncombustible material over the black face of the fireplace.

a. Combustible Material

Material which is made of or surfaced with wood, compressed paper, plant fibers, plastics, or any material capable of igniting and burning, whether flame proofed or not, plastered or unplastered.

21. Mantel

A combustible mantel may be positioned no lower than

20” above the top of the fireplace opening. The combustible mantel may have a maximum depth of

12”. Combustible trim pieces that project no more than

1½” from the face of the fireplace can be placed no closer than 6” from the top of the fireplace opening.

Combustible trim must not cover the black metal surfaces of the fireplace.

22. Glass Doors

This fireplace has been tested and listed for use with doors as specified in Section “C. System Components”.

Please refer to the manual packed with each set of doors for installation instructions.

Note: The frame of the AED door overlaps the front of the fireplace beyond the opening by ¾” on each side and 1½” above the top. This should be allowed for when applying facing to the front of the fireplace.

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A chase is a vertical boxlike enclosure built around the chimney and fireplace. A chase may be constructed for the fireplace and chimney or for the chimney only. It is most commonly constructed on an outside wall.

In cold climates, it is recommended that the chase floor be insulated using batt type insulation between the floor joists.

Three examples of chase applications are shown in

Figure 38.


Fireplace and chimney enclosed in an exterior chase.


Chimney offset through exterior wall and enclosed in chase.


Chase constructed on roof.

1. Materials


The chase is constructed using framing materials much the same as the walls in your home. A variety of materials may be used including brick, stone, veneer brick or standard siding materials.


In constructing the chase, several factors must be considered:

1) Maintain a 2” air space around the chimney.

2) The chase top must be constructed of noncombustible material.

3) In cold climates, a firestop spacer should be installed in an insulated false ceiling at the 8’ level above the fireplace assembly. This reduces heat loss through the chase.

4) In cold climates, the walls of the chase should be insulated to the level of the false ceiling as shown in Figure 39. This will help reduce heat loss from the home around the fireplace.

Figure 38 - Chase Constructions

Figure 39 - Chase Assembly

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2. Chase Top

Construct a chase of desired materials maintaining a minimum 2” air space around the chimney.

3. Termination Cap


Install the chimney sections up through the chase enclosure. When using a TR11 round termination cap, the uppermost top section of pipe must extend

6” above the top of the chase collar to allow installation of the storm collar and termination cap.

See Figure 40.


For installations utilizing a TR11T telescoping round termination cap, the uppermost chimney section must be below the top of the chase top, but not more than 14½” below the top of the chase top flashing collar. See Figure 41.


For installations utilizing an ST1175 square termination cap the last chimney section must not be more than 4½” below the chase top. See

Figure 42.


Attach the chase top to the top of the chase.


Install the termination cap, following the instructions provided with it.

Figure 40 - Installing a TR11 Round Termination Cap

Figure 41 - Installing a TR11T Round Telescoping Termination Cap

Figure 42 - Installing an ST1175 Square Termination Cap


Never install a single wall slip section or smoke-pipe in a chase structure. The higher temperature of this single wall pipe may radiate sufficient heat to combustible chase materials to cause a fire.


Detailed instructions for installation of the chase top, storm collar and termination cap are packaged with these parts. To avoid danger of fire, all instructions must be strictly followed, including the provision of air space clearance between chimney system and enclosure. To protect against the effects of corrosion on those parts exposed to the weather, we recommend that the chase top and termination cap be painted with a rustresistant paint.

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Note: Save and pass this instruction manual to subsequent home owners. The information provided is intended to notify and warn them about making unsafe future modifications such as the addition of shelves or the use of unauthorized parts and repairs.

1. General Information

This fireplace is intended to operate as a supplemental heat source for a single room. It is not designed to function as a primary heat source for a structure.

Fireplaces, as well as other woodburning appliances, have been used safely for many years. It has been our experience that most problems are caused by improper installation and operation of the fireplace. Make certain that installation and operation of the fireplace system is in accordance with these instructions.

It is extremely important that the fire be supervised whenever the fireplace is in use. It is also recommended that an annual inspection be performed on the fireplace system to determine if the flue system needs to be cleaned, or as in the case of any appliance, if minor repairs are required to maintain the system in top operating condition.

This factory built fireplace is intended for use with either solid fuel (firewood) or a decorative gas appliance that has been tested and listed to the Standard for

Decorative Gas Appliances for Installation in

Vented Fireplaces, ANSI Z21.60

. When operating your fireplace, the flue damper must be in the open position.

This fireplace was not tested and listed for use with an unvented gas log heater. Do not install an unvented gas log heater in this fireplace and operate it with the flue damper in the closed position unless the unvented gas log heater has been specifically tested and listed for use in this fireplace by Underwriters Laboratories


Use of an unvented gas log heater in this factory built fireplace may create a fire hazard that can result in a structure fire.


DO NOT operate this fireplace with the flue damper in the closed position. Combustion products must vent up the chimney system to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning, and to prevent hot combustion gases from contacting and overheating combustible surfaces. Failure to operate this fireplace with the damper in the open position may result in asphyxiation or a structure fire.

2. Outside Air

A source of air (oxygen) is required in order for combustion to take place. Whatever air is consumed by the fire must be replaced through cracks around windows, under doors, etc. Most newly constructed houses or existing homes fitted with tightly sealed doors and windows are relatively air tight. In this case, an outside air source must be made available to feed combustion air from outside the home.

Damper control handles allow control of the outside air inlets. Use of outside air for combustion is highly recommended to conserve heated air within the structure and to provide make up air to keep the fireplace venting properly.

This fireplace will operate correctly only if adequate ventilation is provided to allow proper draft to the fireplace system. Hearth & Home Technologies assumes no responsibility for the improper performance of the fireplace system caused by inadequate draft due to environmental conditions, down drafts, tight sealing construction of the structure, or mechanical exhausting devices which create a negative air pressure within the structure where the fireplace is located.


Fireplace operation does require air. Do not take air from other fuel burning appliances which can result in improper venting (smoking) or air dilution. Always provide adequate makeup air.

3. Flue Dampers

The flue damper must be in a fully open position, and is operated by moving the handle up toward the top of the fireplace. Before lighting the fire, verify this by looking up from the inside of the fireplace. Always operate this fireplace with the damper fully open.

Please note: Down drafts, obstructions, damaged or poor (wet) fuels can cause smoke spillage.

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4. Glass Doors

Most efficient fireplace operation using glass doors is with the doors open. When the doors are open, the screen must be closed. Only Hearth & Home

Technologies glass doors may be used. See Figure 43 for proper glass door operation.

Figure 43

Proper Operating Positions of Bi-Fold Doors

5. Grate

The factory installed integral grate must be used to hold the logs from falling out of an open fireplace and to allow air to pass between the burning logs. It is important to keep the fire off the hearth and to allow the ashes to collect beneath the fire, thereby forming a layer of additional heat protection.

6. Firescreen

A firescreen is always provided to control sparks. It must be closed whenever the fireplace is in use. Glass doors or firescreens must not be used to hold burning material inside the fireplace. Only those glass doors specifically tested and listed for use with the specific fireplace model should be used. Screens should be closed when the glass doors are closed.


When left closed while burning your fireplace, firescreens and glass doors will be HOT.

Handle with care!


Do not store fuel within the clearances to combustibles, or in the space required for refueling and ash removal. See maintenance instructions,

“Clear Space Near the Fireplace”.

7. Wood Fuel

FIREWOOD : Your fireplace performance depends on the quality of the firewood you use. All seasoned wood, regardless of species, contains about 8,000 BTU’s per pound, and hardwoods have a greater density than soft woods. A piece of hardwood will contain about 60% more BTU’s than an equal size piece of soft wood.

Firewood is commonly sold by the cord (128 cu. ft.). A cord of seasoned oak (hardwood) would contain about

60% more potential energy than a cord of seasoned pine (soft wood).

Soft woods are generally considered coniferous. These are trees with needle-like leaves that stay green all year and carry their seeds exposed in a cone.

Examples of soft wood trees are Douglas fir, pine, spruce, and cedar. Soft woods require less time to dry, burn faster and are easier to ignite than hardwoods.

Hardwoods are generally considered deciduous.

Deciduous trees are broadleaf trees that lose their leaves in the fall. Their seeds are usually found within a protective pod or enclosure. Some examples are oak, maple, apple, and birch. It should be noted that there are some deciduous trees that are not considered hardwoods, such as poplar, aspen, and alder.

Hardwoods require more time to season, burn slower and are usually harder to ignite than soft woods.

The best wood fuel is a combination of soft wood and hardwood. Start the fire with soft wood; the fire will give off quick heat to bring the appliance up to operating temperature, and then the hardwood can be added for slow, even heat and longer burn time.

MOISTURE: Regardless of which species of wood you burn, the single most important factor that effects the way your fireplace operates is the amount of moisture in the wood. The majority of the problems fireplace owners experience are caused by trying to burn wet, unseasoned wood.

Freshly cut wood can be as much water as it is wood, having a moisture content of around 50%. Imagine a wooden bucket that weighs about eight pounds. Fill it with a gallon of water, put it in the fireplace and try to burn it. This sounds ridiculous but that is exactly what you are doing if you burn unseasoned wood.


Burning wet, unseasoned wood can cause excessive creosote accumulation. When ignited it can cause a chimney fire that may result in a serious house fire.

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SEASONING: Seasoned firewood is nothing more than wood that is cut to size, split and air dried to a moisture content of around 20%. The time it takes to season wood varies from around nine months for soft woods to as long as eighteen months for hardwoods. The key to seasoning wood is to be sure it has been split, exposing the wet interior and increasing the surface area of each piece. A tree that was cut down a year ago and not split is likely to have almost as high a moisture content now as it did when it was cut.

The following guideline will ensure properly seasoned wood: a.

Stack the wood to allow air to circulate freely around and through the woodpile.


Elevate the woodpile off the ground to allow air circulation underneath.


The smaller the pieces, the faster the drying process. Any piece over six inches in diameter should be split.


Cover the top of the woodpile for protection from rain and snow. Avoid covering the sides and ends completely. Doing so may trap moisture from the ground and impede air circulation.

The problems with burning wet, unseasoned wood are twofold: First, you will receive less heat output from wet wood because it requires energy in the form of heat to evaporate the water trapped inside. This is wasted energy that should be used for heating your home. Secondly, this moisture evaporates in the form of steam which has a cooling effect in your fireplace and chimney system. When combined with tar and other organic vapors from burning wood it will form creosote which condenses in the relatively cool fireplace and chimney.

8. Starting a Fire

Check the flue damper to be certain it is in the full open position. Place crumpled or twisted paper under the fireplace grate. Loosely arrange kindling or small pieces of wood to form a layer above the paper.

The fires must be built on the fireplace grate, without danger of the burning fuel falling out of the fireplace opening.

Light the paper and add small pieces of wood until a hot bed of embers has been established.

After establishing the fire bed, and the small firewood is burning briskly, add a minimum of three average sized pieces of split firewood, place the wood in such a manner to allow combustion air and flames between them.

Note: The first three or four fires should be of moderate size to allow the oils and binders to be burned from the fireplace and the refractory and paint to cure.

You may notice an industrial odor the first few fires.

This is considered normal.

As you use the fireplace, expansion and contraction will cause minor cracking of the refractory. This is normal, unavoidable, and will not affect the performance of the fireplace. If the cracks become large enough that the metal behind the refractory is exposed or large pieces fall out, the panels should be replaced.


Never use gasoline, gasoline-type lantern fuel, kerosene, charcoal lighter fluid, or similar liquids to start or “freshen up” a fire in this fireplace. Keep all such liquids well away from the fireplace.


Fireplaces equipped with doors should be operated only with the doors fully open or fully closed. If doors are left partially open, gas and flame may be drawn out of the fireplace opening, creating the risk of both fire and smoke.

9. Draft Problems

Note: When first lighting your fireplace, it may be necessary to pre-warm the flue to establish a draft.

This is done by holding a rolled up piece of burning newspaper under the flue damper for a few moments.

This will help reduce smoke spillage during startup.

This fireplace will operate correctly only if adequate ventilation is provided to allow proper draft to the fireplace system. Hearth & Home Technologies assumes no responsibility for the improper performance of the fireplace system caused by inadequate draft due to environmental conditions, down drafts, tight sealing construction of the structure, or mechanical exhausting devices which will create a negative air pressure within the structure where the fireplace is located.

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Flue draft is measured as negative pressure in the chimney. The amount of negative pressure determines how strong the draft is. The draft is important because it draws the combustion air into the fireplace and pulls the smoke out of the chimney.

There are three basic criteria essential in establishing and maintaining flue draft:

· Availability of combustion air.

· Heat generated from the fire.

· Diameter and height of the flue system.

These three factors work together as a system to create the flue draft. Increasing or decreasing any one of them will affect the other two and thus change the amount of draft in the entire system. See Figure 44.

If the fire is hard to start and smoke spills out of the fireplace, or you find it difficult to establish and maintain a moderately high burn rate, then the flue draft is too low and corrective measures must be taken.

Be sure you have air available for combustion and that your firewood is dry and well seasoned. Build your fires properly and according to the instructions given in operating instructions, “Starting a Fire”. Be sure your flue system is installed correctly and that it is the proper diameter and height. Check for the following:

· All chimney sections are properly installed and the joints are tightly sealed.

· The chimney is clean and free of creosote buildup.

· Make sure overhanging trees and branches are cut back within ten feet of the top of the chimney.

· Ensure the chimney cap is clean and free of any buildup of soot or creosote.

If you still suspect you have a low draft problem it may be necessary to increase the volume of air in your flue system. Since the diameter of your flue system is matched with the size of the flue collar and should not be changed, then the height of the system must be increased. Add chimney sections a little at a time until the draft improves.

In some cases, regardless of what you do, it can still be difficult to establish the proper flue draft. This is especially evident when using an exterior factory built chimney or exterior masonry chimney. Try placing several sheets of crumpled paper on top of your kindling as close to the flue outlet of the fireplace as possible.

Light this paper first then the paper under the kindling.

The heat generated from the rapidly burning paper on top of the kindling should help get the draft established.

Still other factors can affect how well your flue system performs. Neighboring structures, high winds, tall trees, even hillsides can affect air currents around the chimney. Well designed chimney caps are available that can help. Your fireplace dealer is the local expert in your area. He or she can usually make suggestions or discover problems that can be easily corrected allowing your fireplace to operate correctly as it has been designed, providing safe and economical heat for your home.

Figure 44 - Flue Draft

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1. Disposal of Ashes

Ashes should be placed in a metal container with a tight-fitting lid. The closed container of ashes should be placed on a noncombustible floor or on the ground, well away from all combustible materials, pending final disposal. If the ashes are disposed of by burial in soil or otherwise locally dispersed, they should be retained in the closed container until all embers have thoroughly cooled.

2. Creosote and Soot

Inspect the chimney internally for obstructions and construction damage. Flue pipe joints and seams must be continuous and mechanical tight. In a used chimney, additional inspection is needed for creosote buildup, which is the formation of a flammable sediment.

When wood is burned slowly, it produces tar and other organic vapors, which combine with expelled moisture to form creosote. The creosote vapors condense in the relatively cool chimney flue of a slow-burning fire.

As a result, creosote residue accumulates on the flue lining. When ignited, this creosote makes an extremely hot fire.

The chimney should be inspected at least twice a year during the heating season to determine if creosote buildup has occurred.

If creosote has accumulated, it should be removed to reduce the risk of a chimney fire.


A chimney fire can permanently damage your chimney system. This damage can only be repaired by replacing the damaged component parts. Chimney fires are not covered by the Limited Warranty and Buyer Protection Plan.

3. Chimney Cleaning

If you do detect a buildup of creosote, contact a qualified chimney sweep or clean it yourself. To do this, perform the following steps: a.

Open the damper.


Hang a damp sheet across the fireplace opening to stop dirt and soot from entering the room.


Remove the termination cap or housing top. See

Figure 45.


Clean with a stiff nylon brush attached to a pole

OR tie a small burlap bag filled with straw and several small stones or sand. Work up and down the flue until the flue is clean.


Replace the termination cap or housing top.

4. Clear Space Near the Fireplace

Combustible materials must not be stored on the hearth extension. Room furnishings such as drapes, curtains, chairs, or other combustibles must be at least four feet from the open front of the fireplace.

Figure 45

Chimney & Termination Cap Cleaning


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Air Clearance 19, 21

Air Kit 17

Handle Location/Operation 20

Air Kit Collar 17

Ashes, Disposal of 30

Attic Insulation Shield 7, 19


Building Codes 4, 20


Chase 24

Chase Installation 9

Chase Top 8, 25



Assembling Sections Through the Roof


Checking the Assembly 19

Cleaning 30

Creosote 30

Exit Point Through the Roof 20

Height Requirements 12

Requirements 11

Securing the System 19

Chimney Air Kit 8, 20

Chimney Bracket 7

Chimney Requirements 11

Chimney Sections

Assembling 18

Number Required 12

Chimney Stabilizer 7


Disposal of Ashes 30


Building 4, 20

Gas 21, 26


Material 22

Combustible Material 23

Components 5

Construction 22, 25

Corner Installation 9

Creosote 30


Damper 26

Description of the Fireplace System 4

Dimensions 5

Doors 5, 23, 27

Draft 28




Exhaust Products 9



Enclosure 21

Locations 9

Firescreen 27

Firestop Spacer 7

Installation 18

Firewood 27

Flue 26

Flush Hearth Extension 22

Framing 10

Fuel 27


Gas Log/Lighter Provisions 21

General Information 26

Glass Doors 5, 23, 27

Grate 5, 27

Grate Retainers 16



Hearth Extension 5, 22

Positioning 23

Hearth Stone 13


Fireplace 13

In a Chase 9

In a Corner 9

In a Wall 9

Insulation Shield 7, 19


Joint Band 7


Leveling the Fireplace 17

Listings and Code Approvals 4

Locations 9


Maintenance 30

Mantel 10, 23

Metal Hearth Strips 17

Moisture Content of Wood 27


Negative Air Pressure 28

Noncombustible Material 23

Noncombustible Sealant Material 23


Offsets/Returns 7, 11

Outside Air 26

Outside Air Kit 20

Outside Air Kit Collar 17

Overhead Obstructions 11


Positioning 13


Raised Hearth Extension 22

Refractory 4, 5, 13

Roof Flashing 7, 20


Safety 13

Sealant Material 23

Seasoning the Wood 28

Shroud 8

Sidewalls/Surrounds 10

Smoke 9

Smoke Shield 15

Soot 30

Space Requirements 9

Standard for Decorative Gas Appliances

21, 26

Starting a Fire 28


Ten Foot Rule 12

Termination Cap 8, 25

Typical Fireplace System 4


UL 127 Standards 4

Uniform Building Code for Roof Framing

Details 20

Unvented Gas Log Heater 21, 26


Ventilation 28


Wall Installation 9

Wet Insulation 2


Moisture of 27

Seasoning of 28

Wood Fuel 27

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As part of its


AS PART OF ITS 20 YEAR BUYER PROTECTION PROGRAM (“PROGRAM”), HEARTH & HOME TECHNOLOGIES INC. (“HHT”) is pleased to offer a Limited Warranty and a Replacement Parts Advantage covering specific components of your Heatilator â woodburning fireplace system ( the “Fireplace”), installed in the United States of America or Canada. Dealers and employees of HHT have no authority to make any warranty or authorize any remedies in addition to or inconsistent with the terms of this Program .

Limited Warranty

HHT warrants the following components of your Heatilator woodburning fireplace to be free from original defects in material and workmanship during the applicable periods described: five years for the firebox assembly, chimney system and roof termination; two years for refractory firebox liners; and one year for the grate, wire mesh screens, fan system, outside air system, and glass doors. All limited warranty periods run from the date of initial installation of your Fireplace (the “Installation Date”). The Limited Warranty is subject to the conditions, exclusions and limitations of liability listed below.

Replacement Parts Advantage

Under HHT ’s Replacement Parts Advantage, for a period of twenty years from your Installation Date of your Fireplace, if available, HHT will provide you with repair or replacement parts for defective components which are no longer under their applicable Limited Warranty, at 50% of the then current retail list price for such components. HHT shall have no responsibility for freight and labor charges related to such parts.

Conditions, Exclusions, & Limitations of Liability


Both the Limited Warranty and Replacement Parts Advantage supplied by HHT apply only while the Fireplace is in its location of original installation. HHT ’s obligation under this warranty does not extend to damages resulting from (1) installation, operation or maintenance of the Fireplace not in accordance with the Installation Instructions, Operating Instructions, and the Listing Agent

Identification Label furnished with the Appliance; (2) installation which does not comply with local building codes; (3) shipping, improper handling, improper operation, abuse, misuse, accident or unworkmanlike repairs; (4) environmental conditions, inadequate ventilation or drafting caused by tight sealing construction of the structure, air handling devices such as exhaust fans or forced air furnaces, or other causes; (5) use of fuels other than those specified in the Operating Instructions; (6) installation or use of components not supplied with the Fireplace or any other components not expressly authorized and approved by HHT ; and/or (7) modification of the Fireplace not expressly authorized and approved by HHT in writing. This warranty is limited to only the component parts manufactured or supplied by HHT .


During the first year of the Limited Warranty, HHT will, at its sole option, repair or replace any covered defective component and will provide replacement parts at no charge. And will pay reasonable labor and freight costs. During the second through the fifth years of the Limited Warranty (if applicable), HHT will provide replacement parts free of charge for any covered defective component, but will not pay for freight or labor costs related to the shipment of the parts or the actual repair or replacement. After the fifth anniversary of the Installation date, HHT ’s sole obligation and your exclusive remedy is set forth in HHT ’s Replacement Parts Advantage described above. In no event shall HHT be liable for any incidental or consequential damages caused by defects in your





Some states do not allow exclusions or limitations of incidental or consequential damages, so those limitations may not apply to you.

This warranty gives you specific rights; you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.

How to Obtain Service


To obtain service under this warranty you must:


Send written notice of the claimed condition to Heatilator Technical Service Department, Hearth & Home Technologies, 1915 W.

Saunders Street, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa 52641-1563. You may also register your claim online at www.heatilator.com/contact.asp.


Provide proof of purchase, model number, serial number, and manufacturing date code to HHT .


Provide HHT reasonable opportunity to investigate the claim, including reasonable opportunity to inspect the Appliance prior to any repair or replacement work and before the Appliance or any component of the Appliance has been removed from the place of original installation.


Obtain HHT ’s consent to any warranty work before the work is done.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: If you would like information on current HEATILATOR products or want to locate a dealer in your area, call


ã 2003 Heatilator is a Registered Trademark of Hearth & Home Technologies Inc.

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