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Empire Comfort Systems 31)L(N Owner`s manual
EMPIRE
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
AND OWNER'S MANUAL
Comfort Systems
Vent-Free Gas Fireplaces
unVented
GAS Fireplace
ModELS
VFP32BP(20,21)L(N,P)-1
VFP32BP(30,31)L(N,P)-1
VFP36BP(20,21)L(N,P)-1
VFP36BP(30,31)L(N,P)-1
Installer: Leave this manual with the appliance.
Consumer: Retain this manual for future reference.
WARNING: If the information in these instructions are not followed exactly, a fire or explosion may result causing property damage,
personal injury or loss of life.
— Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity of
this or any other appliance.
— WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS
• Do not try to light any appliance.
• Do not touch any electrical switch; do not
use any phone in your building.
• Immediately call your gas supplier from
a neighbor’s phone. Follow the gas supplier’s instructions.
• If you cannot reach your gas supplier,
call the fire department.
— Installation and service must be performed
by a qualified installer, service agency or the
gas supplier.
This appliance may be installed in an aftermarket, permanently located, manufactured (mobile)
home, where not prohibited by local codes.
This appliance is only for use with the type of gas
indicated on the rating plate. This appliance is not
convertible for use with other gases.
This is an unvented gas-fired heater. It uses air
(oxygen) from the room in which it is installed.
Provisions for adequate combustion and ventilation air must be provided. Refer to page 7.
WARNING: If not installed, operated and maintained in accordance with the manufacturer's
instructions, this product could expose you to
substances in fuel or from fuel combustion which
can cause death or serious illness.
Water Vapor: A By-Product of Unvented
Room Heaters
Water vapor is a by-product of gas combustion.
An unvented room heater produces approximately
one (1) ounce (30ml) of water for every 1,000 BTU's
(.3KW's) of gas input per hour. Refer to page 7.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
SECTION
PAGE
Important Safety Information.................................................................................... 3
Safety Information for Users of LP Gas................................................................... 4
Introduction.............................................................................................................. 5
Specifications........................................................................................................... 6
Water Vapor: A By-Product of Unvented Room Heaters.......................................... 7
Provisions for Adequate Combustion and Ventilation Air................................... 7 - 8
Gas Supply........................................................................................................ 9 - 10
Clearances ............................................................................................................ 10
Combustible Materials............................................................................................ 11
Fireplace Dimensions............................................................................................. 12
Installing Hood and Trim Kit................................................................................... 13
Planning Installation............................................................................................... 13
Fireplace Framing and Installation......................................................................... 14
Placement of Glowing Embers and Lava Rock...................................................... 15
Operation Instructions/Flame Appearance............................................................. 16
VFP(32,36)BP(30,31)L Lighting Instructions . ....................................................... 17
VFP(32,36)BP(20,21)L Lighting Instructions . ....................................................... 18
Pilot Flame Characteristics............................................................................. 19 - 20
Wiring .................................................................................................................... 20
Maintenance........................................................................................................... 20
Troubleshooting...................................................................................................... 21
Parts List................................................................................................................ 22
Parts View ............................................................................................................. 23
Optional Variable Speed Blower Installation Instructions................................ 24 - 25
Junction Box Wiring Installation Instructions.......................................................... 26
Optional Brick Liner Installation Instructions.......................................................... 26
Master Parts Distributor List................................................................................... 27
How To Order Repair Parts.................................................................................... 27
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
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An unvented room heater having an input rating of
more than 6,000 Btu per hour shall not be installed in a
bathroom
An unvented room heater having an input rating of more
than 10,000 Btu per hour shall not be installed in a bedroom
or bathroom.
Due to high temperatures, the appliance should be located
out of traffic and away from furniture and draperies.
Children and adults should be alerted to the hazard of high
surface temperature and should stay away to avoid burns
or clothing ignition.
Young children should be carefully supervised when they
are in the same room with the appliance.
Do not place clothing or other flammable material on or
near the appliance.
Installation and repair should be done by a qualified
service person. This appliance should be inspected
before use and at least annually by a professional service
person. More frequent cleaning may be required due to
excessive lint from carpeting, bedding materials, etc. It
is imperative that control compartments, burners and
circulating air passageways of the appliance be kept
clean.
Do not use this room heater if any part has been under
water. Immediately call a qualified service technician to
inspect the room heater and to replace any part of the
control system and any gas control which has been under
water.
You must operate heater with fireplace screen closed in
place. Do not close glass doors while operating heater.
Do not place trash, logs or other articles on the log set
during operation.
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During manufacturing, fabricating and shipping, various
components of this appliance are treated with certain
oils, films or bonding agents. These bonding agents
are not harmful but may produce annoying smoke and
smells as they are burned off during initial operation of
the appliance. This is a normal temporary occurrence.
A window should be opened during the initial bake out
period.
Correct installation of the ceramic fiber logs, proper
location of the heater and annual cleaning are necessary to
avoid potential problems with sooting. Sooting, resulting
from improper installation or operation, can settle on
surfaces outside the fireplace. See instructions for proper
installation.
WARNING: Do not allow fans to blow directly into
the fireplace. Avoid any drafts that alter burner flame
patterns.
WARNING: Do not use a blower insert, heat exchanger
insert or other accessory not approved for use with this
heater.
WARNING! This fireplace needs fresh air for ventilation to
run properly. This fireplace has an ODS (oxygen depletion
sensor) which will shut down the heater if adequate fresh
air is not available. See troubleshooting section in the
instructions.
Keep appliance area clear and free from combustible
materials, gasoline and other flammable vapors and
liquids.
WARNING: Failure to keep the primary air opening(s) of
the burner(s) clean may result in sooting and property
damage.
warning
When used without adequate combustion and ventilation air,
heater may give off CARBON MONOXIDE, an odorless, poisonous gas.
Do not install heater until all necessary provisions are
made for combustion and ventilation air. Consult the written instructions provided with the heater for information
concerning combustion and ventilation air. In the absence
of instructions, refer to the National Fuel Gas Code, ANSI
Z223.1/NFPA 54, Air for Combustion and Ventilation, or
applicable local codes.
This heater is equipped with a pilot light safety system
designed to turn off the heater if not enough fresh air is
available.
Do NOT TAMPER WITH PILOT LIGHT SAFETY SYSTEM!
If heater shuts off, do not relight until you provide fresh air.
If heater keeps shutting off, have it serviced. Keep burner and
control compartment clean.
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Carbon monoxide poisoning may lead to death.
Early signs of carbon monoxide poisoning resemble the flu, with
headache, dizziness and/or nausea. If you have these signs,
heater may not be working properly. Get fresh air at once! Have
heater serviced.
Some people — pregnant women, persons with heart or lung
disease, anemia, those under the influence of alcohol , those
at high altitudes — are more affected by carbon monoxide than
others.
The pilot light safety system senses the depletion of oxygen at
its location. If this heater is installed in a structure having a high
vertical dimension, the possibility exists that the oxygen supply
at the higher levels will be less than that at the heater. In this type
of application, a fan to circulate the structure air will minimize
this effect. The use of this fan will also improve the comfort level
in the structure. When a fan is used to circulate air, it should be
located so that the air flow is not directed at the burner.
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SAFETY INFORMATION FOR USERS OF LP-GAS
Propane (LP-Gas) is a flammable gas which can cause fires
and explosions. In its natural state, propane is odorless and
colorless. You may not know all the following safety precautions which can protect both you and your family from an
accident. Read them carefully now, then review them point by
point with the members of your household. Someday when
there may not be a minute to lose, everyone's safety will depend
on knowing exactly what to do. If, after reading the following
information, you feel you still need more information, please
contact your gas supplier.
LP-GAS WARNING ODOR
If a gas leak happens, you should be able to smell the gas because of the odorant put in the LP-Gas.
That's your signal to go into immediate action!
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Do not operate electric switches, light matches, use your
phone. Do not do anything that could ignite the gas.
Get everyone out of the building, vehicle, trailer, or area. Do
that IMMEDIATELY.
Close all gas tank or cylinder supply valves.
LP-Gas is heavier than air and may settle in low areas such
as basements. When you have reason to suspect a gas leak,
keep out of basements and other low areas. Stay out until
firefighters declare them to be safe.
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Use your neighbor's phone and call a trained LP-Gas service
person and the fire department. Even though you may not
continue to smell gas, do not turn on the gas again. Do not
re-enter the building, vehicle, trailer, or area.
Finally, let the service man and firefighters check for escaped
gas. Have them air out the area before you return. Properly
trained LP-Gas service people should repair the leak, then
check and relight the gas appliance for you.
no odor detected - odor fade
Some people cannot smell well. Some people cannot smell the
odor of the chemical put into the gas. You must find out if you
can smell the odorant in propane. Smoking can decrease your
ability to smell. Being around an odor for a time can affect your
sensitivity or ability to detect that odor. Sometimes other odors in
the area mask the gas odor. People may not smell the gas odor
or their minds are on something else. Thinking about smelling a
gas odor can make it easier to smell.
The odorant in LP-gas is colorless, and it can fade under some
circumstances. For example, if there is an underground leak, the
movement of the gas through soil can filter the odorant. Odorants
in LP-Gas also are subject to oxidation. This fading can occur if
there is rust inside the storage tank or in iron gas pipes.
The odorant in escaped gas can adsorb or absorb onto or into walls,
masonry and other materials and fabrics in a room. That will take
some of the odorant out of the gas, reducing its odor intensity.
LP-Gas may stratify in a closed area, and the odor intensity could
vary at different levels. Since it is heavier than air, there may be
more odor at lower levels. Always be sensitive to the slightest gas
odor. If you detect any odor, treat it as a serious leak. Immediately
go into action as instructed earlier.
some points to remember
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Learn to recognize the odor of LP-gas. Your local LP-Gas
Dealer can give you a "Scratch and Sniff" pamphlet. Use it to
find out what the propane odor smells like. If you suspect that
your LP-Gas has a weak or abnormal odor, call your LP-Gas
Dealer.
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If you are not qualified, do not light pilot lights, perform service,
or make adjustments to appliances on the LP-Gas system. If
you are qualified, consciously think about the odor of LP-Gas
prior to and while lighting pilot lights or performing service or
making adjustments.
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Sometimes a basement or a closed-up house has a musty
smell that can cover up the LP-Gas odor. Do not try to light
pilot lights, perform service, or make adjustments in an area
where the conditions are such that you may not detect the
odor if there has been a leak of LP-Gas.
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Odor fade, due to oxidation by rust or adsorption on walls of
new cylinders and tanks, is possible. Therefore, people should
be particularly alert and careful when new tanks or cylinders
are placed in service. Odor fade can occur in new tanks, or
reinstalled old tanks, if they are filled and allowed to set too
long before refilling. Cylinders and tanks which have been
out of service for a time may develop internal rust which will
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cause odor fade. If such conditions are suspected to exist,
a periodic sniff test of the gas is advisable. If you have any
question about the gas odor, call your lp-gas dealer. A
periodic sniff test of the lp-gas is a good safety measure
under any condition.
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If, at any time, you do not smell the LP-Gas odorant and you
think you should, assume you have a leak. Then take the same
immediate action recommended above for the occasion when
you do detect the odorized LP-Gas.
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If you experience a complete "gas out," (the container is under no vapor pressure), turn the tank valve off immediately.
If the container valve is left on, the container may draw in
some air through openings such as pilot light orifices. If this
occurs, some new internal rusting could occur. If the valve is
left open, then treat the container as a new tank. Always be
sure your container is under vapor pressure by turning it off
at the container before it goes completely empty or having it
refilled before it is completely empty.
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INTRODUCTION
Instructions to Installer
1. Installer must leave instruction manual with owner after
installation.
2. Installer must have owner fill out and mail warranty card
supplied with unvented room heater.
3. Installer should show owner how to start and operate
unvented room heater.
Always consult your local Building Department regarding
regulations, codes or ordinances which apply to the installation
of an unvented room heater.
This appliance may be installed in an aftermarket*
manufactured (mobile) home, where not prohibited by state
or local codes.
*Aftermarket: Completion of sale, not for purpose of resale,
from the manufacturer.
This appliance is only for use with the type of gas indicated
on the rating plate. This appliance is not convertible for use
with other gases.
Warning: Any change to this HEATER or its
controls can be dangerous.
Improper installation or use of the heater can cause
serious injury or death from fire, burns, explosion or
carbon monoxide poisoning.
This series is design certified in accordance with American
National Standard Z21.11.2 by the Canadian Standards
Association Laboratories as an Unvented Room Heater and
should be installed according to these instructions.
Any alteration of the original design, installed other than
as shown in these instructions or use with a type of gas
not shown on the rating plate is the responsibility of the
person and company making the change.
VFP(32,36)BP(30,31)L Only
750 Millivolt System
When you ignite the pilot, the thermocouple produces
millivolts (electrical current) which energizes the magnet in
the gas valve. After 30 seconds to 1 minute time period you
can release the gas control knob and the pilot will stay ON.
Allow your pilot flame to operate an additional one (1) to two
(2) minutes before you turn the gas control knob from the
PILOT position to the ON position. This time period allows
the millivolts (electrical energy) to build-up to a sufficient level
allowing the gas control to operate properly.
Important
All correspondence should refer to complete Model Number,
Serial Number and type of gas.
Attention: During initial use of ceramic log you will detect
an odor as the ceramic log is cured. Also, during the
curing process the ceramic log will burn with a yellow
flame.
Installation on Rugs and Tile
If this appliance is installed directly on carpeting, tile or other
combustible material other than wood flooring the appliance
shall be installed on a metal or wood panel extending the full
width and depth of the appliance.
The base referred to above does not mean the fire-proof base
as used on wood stoves. The protection is for rugs that are
extremely thick and light colored tile.
Solid-fuels shall not be burned in a masonry or UL 127
factory-built fireplace in which an unvented room heater
is installed.
Qualified Installing Agency
Installation and replacement of gas piping, gas utilization
equipment or accessories and repair and servicing of
equipment shall be performed only by a qualified agency.
The term "qualified agency" means any individual, firm,
corporation or company which either in person or through
a representative is engaged in and is responsible for (a)
the installation or replacement of gas piping or (b) the
connection, installation, repair or servicing of equipment,
who is experienced in such work, familiar with all precautions
required and has complied with all the requirements of the
authority having jurisdiction.
State of Massachusetts: The installation must be made
by a licensed plumber or gas fitter in the Commonwealth
of Massachusetts.
Sellers of unvented propane or natural gas-fired
supplemental room heaters shall provide to each purchaser
a copy of 527 CMR 30 upon sale of the unit.
In the Sate of Massachusetts, unvented propane and
natural gas-fired space heaters shall be prohibited in
bedrooms and bathrooms.
The installation must conform with local codes or, in the
absence of local codes, with the National Fuel Gas Code,
ANSI Z223.1.*
*Available from the American National Standards Institute, Inc.
Broadway, New York, N.Y. 10018.
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High Altitudes
For altitudes/elevations above 2,000 feet (610m), ratings
should be reduced at the rate of 4 percent for each 1,000 feet
(305m) above sea level. Contact the manufacturer or your
gas company before changing spud/orifice size.
Well Head Gas Installations
Some natural gas utilities use "well head" gas. This may
affect the Btu output of the unit. Contact the gas company
for the heating value. Contact the manufacturer or your gas
company before changing spud/orifice size.
WARNING: This appliance is equipped for (natural gas or
propane) gas. Field conversion is not permitted.
Notice: During initial firing of this unit, its paint will bake out,
and smoke will occur. To prevent triggering of smoke alarms,
ventilate the room in which the unit is installed.
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SPECIFICATIONS
Model
VFP32BP
VFP36BP
Input Maximum
32,000
36,000
Minimum
22,000
25,000
Height without standoff
32 3/4"
34 3/4"
Width
34”
39”
Depth
17 3/8"
17 3/8”
Gas Inlet
3/8”
3/8”
Minimum Firebox Opening
Accessories
EK-1
Embers Kit
PE-20
Platinum Embers
FBB4*
Variable Speed Automatic Blower
VPP32A
VFP32BP — Ceramic Aged Brick Liner
VPP36A
VFP36BP — Ceramic Aged Brick Liner
Accessories For VFP(32,36)BP(30,31) Only
FRBC
Battery Operated Remote Control
FRBTC
Battery Operated Remote Control w/Thermostat
FREC
Electric Remote Control
FWS
Wall Switch
TMV
Wall Thermostat, Millivolt - Reed Switch
TRW
Remote Wall Thermostat
*FBB4 is standard (installed) on VFP(32,36)BP(21,31)
Refractory "-2" logsets can only be used on VFP(32,36)BP(21,31) units.
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WATER VAPOR: A BY-PRODUCT OF UNVENTED ROOM HEATERS
Water vapor is a by-product of gas combustion. An unvented room
heater produces approximately one (1) ounce (30ml) of water for
every 1,000 BTU's (.3KW's) of gas input per hour.
Unvented room heaters are recommended as supplemental heat (a
room) rather than a primary heat source (an entire house). In most
supplemental heat applications, the water vapor does not create a
problem. In most applications, the water vapor enhances the low
humidity atmosphere experienced during cold weather.
The following steps will help insure that water vapor does not
become a problem.
1. Be sure the heater is sized properly for the application, including
ample combustion air and circulation air.
2. If high humidity is experienced, a dehumidifier may be used to
help lower the water vapor content of the air.
3. Do not use an unvented room heater as the primary heat
source.
PROVISIONS FOR ADEQUATE COMBUSTION & VENTILATION AIR
This heater shall not be installed in a confined space or unusually
tight construction unless provisions are provided for adequate
combustion and ventilation air.
A confined space is an area with volume less than 50 cubic feet per
1,000 Btuh of the combined input rates of all appliances drawing
combustion air from that space. Small areas such as equipment
rooms are confined spaces. Furnaces installed in a confined space
which supply heated air to areas outside the space must draw return
air from outside the space through tightly sealed return air ducts. A
confined space must have 2 openings into the space for combustion
air. One opening must be within 12 inches of the ceiling and the
other must be within 12 inches of the floor. The required sizing of
these openings is determined by whether inside or outside air is
used to support combustion, the method by which the air is brought
to the space (vertical or horizontal duct) and by the total input rate
of all appliances in the space.
Unusually Tight Construction
The air that leaks around doors and windows may provide enough
fresh air for combustion and ventilation. However, in buildings of
unusually tight construction, you must provide additional fresh air.
Unusually tight construction is defined as construction
where:
a. Walls and ceilings exposed to the outside atmosphere have
a continuous water vapor retarder with a rating of one perm
or less with openings gasketed or sealed, and
b. Weather-stripping has been added on openable windows
and doors, and
c. Caulking or sealants are applied to areas such as joints
around window and door frames, between sole plates and
floors, between wall-ceiling joints, between wall panels, at
penetrations for plumbing, electrical, and gas lines, and at
other openings.
If your home meets all of the three criteria above, you must provide
additional fresh air. See “Ventilation Air From Outdoors,” page
8.
Determining if You Have a Confined or Unconfined Space
Use this worksheet to determine if you have a confined or unconfined
space.
Space: Includes the room in which you will install heater plus any
adjoining rooms with doorless passageways or ventilation grills
between the rooms.
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1. Determine the volume of the space (length x width x height).
Length x Width x Height =
cu. ft. (volume of
space)
Example: Space size 16 ft. (length) x 10 ft. (width) x 8 ft. (ceiling
height) = 1,280 cu. ft. (volume of space)
If additional ventilation to adjoining room is supplied with grills
or openings, add the volume of these rooms to the total volume
of the space.
2. Divide the space volume by 50 cubic feet to determine the
maximum BTU/Hr the space can support.
(volume of space) ÷ 50 cu. ft. = (maximum
BTU/Hr the space can support)
Example: 1,280 cu. ft. (volume of space) ÷ 50 cu. ft. = 25.6 or
25,600 (maximum BTU/Hr the space can support)
3. Add the BTU/Hr of all fuel burning appliances in the space.
Vent-free heater Gas water heater
Gas furnace
Vented gas heater
Gas fireplace logs
Other gas appliances* + Total
=
Example: Vented gas heater
Vent-free heater
Total
=
BTU/Hr
BTU/Hr
BTU/Hr
BTU/Hr
BTU/Hr
BTU/Hr
BTU/Hr
20,000
+ 18,000
38,000
BTU/Hr
BTU/Hr
BTU/Hr
*Do not include direct-vent gas appliances. Direct vent draws
combustion air from the outdoors and vents to the outdoors.
4. Compare the maximum BTU/Hr the space can support with the
actual amount of BTU/Hr used.
Example:
25,600
38,000
BTU/Hr (maximum the space can support)
BTU/Hr (actual amount of BTU/Hr used)
BTU/Hr (maximum the space can support)
BTU/Hr (actual amount of BTU/Hr used)
Warning: If the area in which the heater may be operated is smaller
than that defined as an unconfined space or if the building is of
unusually tight construction, provide adequate combustion and
ventilation air by one of the methods described in the National
Fuel Gas Code, ANSI Z223.1/NFPA 54, Air for Combustion and
Ventilation, or applicable local codes.
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PROVISIONS FOR ADEQUATE COMBUSTION & VENTILATION AIR (continued)
The space in the above example is a confined space because the
actual BTU/Hr used is more than the maximum BTU/HR the space
can support. You must provide additional fresh air. Your options
are as follows:
A. Rework worksheet, adding the space of an adjoining room. If
the extra space provides an unconfined space, remove door
to adjoining room or add ventilation grills between rooms. See
Ventilation Air From Inside Building.
B. Vent room directly to the outdoors. See Ventilation Air From
Outdoors.
C. Install a lower BTU/Hr heater, if lower BTU/Hr size makes room
unconfined.
If the actual BTU/Hr used is less than the maximum BTU/Hr the
space can support, the space is an unconfined space. You will need
no additional fresh air ventilation.
Warning: You must provide additional ventilation air in
a confined space.
Ventilation Air From Outdoors (Figure 2)
Provide extra fresh air by using ventilation grills or ducts. You must
provide two permanent openings: one within 12" of the ceiling and
one with 12" of the floor. Connect these items directly to the outdoors
or spaces open to the outdoors. These spaces include attics and
crawl spaces. In most cases for direct communication with the
outdoors or direct communication through a vertical duct a free
area opening of one square inch per 4,000 BTU/Hr of heater input
rating for each grill. If a horizontal duct is used, a grill free area or
duct opening shall have a free area opening of one square inch per
2,000 BTU/Hr for each grill. Follow the National Fuel Code ANSI
Z223.1/NFPA54, Air for Combustion and Ventilation for required
size of ventilation grills or ducts.
IMPORTANT: Do not provide openings for inlet or outlet air into attic
if attic has a thermostat-controlled power vent. Heated air entering
the attic will activate the power vent.
Ventilation Air
Ventilation Air From Inside Building (Figure 1)
This fresh air would come from an adjoining unconfined space. When
ventilating to an adjoining unconfined space, you must provide two
permanent openings: one within 12" of the ceiling and one within
12" of the floor on the wall connecting the two spaces (see options
1 and 2, Figure 1). You can also remove door into adjoining room
(see option 3, Figure 1). Each ventilation grill or opening shall have
a minimum free area of one square inch per 1,000 BTUH of the total
input rating of the gas equipment in the confined space.
Figure 2
Figure 1
Warning: Rework worksheet, adding the space of the
adjoining unconfined space. The combined spaces must
have enough fresh air to supply all appliances in both
spaces.
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GAS SUPPLY
Check all local codes for requirements, especially for the size and
type of gas supply line required.
Recommended Gas Pipe Diameter
Pipe Length
Schedule 40 Pipe
Inside Diameter
Tubing, Type L
Outside Diameter
Nat.
L.P.
Nat.
L.P.
0-10 feet
0-3 meters
1/2”
12.7mm
3/8”
9.5mm
1/2”
12.7mm
3/8”
9.5mm
10-40 feet
4-12 meters
1/2”
12.7mm
1/2”
12.7mm
5/8”
15.9mm
1/2”
12.7mm
40-100 feet
13-30 meters
1/2”
12.7mm
1/2”
12.7mm
3/4”
19mm
1/2”
12.7mm
100-150 feet
31-46 meters
3/4”
19mm
1/2”
12.7mm
7/8”
22.2mm
3/4”
19mm
The use of the following gas connectors is recommended:
— ANS Z21.24 Appliance Connectors of Corrugated Metal Tubing
and Fittings
— ANS Z21.45 Assembled Flexible Appliance Connectors of Other
Than All-Metal Construction
The above connectors may be used if acceptable by the authority
having jurisdiction The state of Massachusetts requires that a flexible
appliance connector cannot exceed three feet in length.
Note: Never use plastic pipe. Check to confirm whether your local
codes allow copper tubing or galvanized.
Note: Since some municipalities have additional local codes, it is
always best to consult your local authority and installation code.
Installing a New Main Gas Cock
Each appliance should have its own manual gas cock.
A manual main gas cock should be located in the vicinity of the unit.
Where none exists, or where its size or location is not adequate,
contact your local authorized installer for installation or relocation.
Compounds used on threaded joints of gas piping shall be resistant
to the action of liquefied petroleum gases. The gas lines must be
checked for leaks by the installer. This should be done with a soap
solution watching for bubbles on all exposed connections, and if
unexposed, a pressure test should be made.
Figure 3
Never use an exposed flame to check for leaks. Appliance must
be disconnected from piping at inlet of control valve and pipe
capped or plugged for pressure test. Never pressure test with
appliance connected; control valve will sustain damage!
A gas valve and ground joint union should be installed in the gas
line upstream of the gas control to aid in servicing. It is required by
the National Fuel Gas Code that a drip line be installed near the gas
inlet. This should consist of a vertical length of pipe tee connected
into the gas line that is capped on the bottom in which condensation
and foreign particles may collect.
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GAS SUPPLY (continued)
Checking Manifold Pressure
VFP(32,36)BP(30,31)LN (Natural gas) will have a manifold
pressure of approximately 3.5" w.c. (.871kPa) for maximum input or
1.7" w.c. (.423kPa) for minimum input at the pressure regulator outlet
with the inlet pressure to the pressure regulator from a minimum
of 4.5" w.c. (1.120kPa) for the purpose of input adjustment to a
maximum of 10.5" w.c. (2.614kPa).
VFP(32,36)BP(20,21)LN (Natural gas) will have a manifold pressure
of approximately 6.0" w.c. (1.49kPa) at the pressure regulator outlet
with the inlet pressure to the pressure regulator from a minimum of
7.0" w.c. (1.74kPa) for the purpose of input adjustment to a maximum
of 10.5" w.c. (2.615kPa).
VFP(32,36)BP(30,31)LP (Propane gas) will have a manifold pressure
approximately 10.0"w.c. (2.49kPa) for maximum input or 4.9"w.c.
(1.220kPa) for minimum input at the pressure regulator outlet with the
inlet pressure to the pressure regulator from a minimum of 11.0"w.c.
(2.739kPa) for the purpose of input adjustment to a maximum of
13.0"w.c. (3.237kPa).
VFP(32,36)BP(20,21)LP (Propane gas) will have a manifold pressure
approximately 10.0"w.c. (2.49kPa) at the pressure regulator outlet
with the inlet pressure to the pressure regulator from a minimum
of 11.0"w.c. (2.739kPa) for the purpose of input adjustment to a
maximum of 13.0"w.c. (3.237kPa).
A test gage connection is located downstream of the gas appliance
pressure regulator for measuring gas pressure. The connection is
a 1/8 inch (3mm) N.P.T. plugged tapping.
VFP(32,36)BP(30,31) Millivolt Control
The valve regulator controls the burner pressure which should be
checked at the pressure test point. Turn captured screw counter
clockwise 2 or 3 turns and then place tubing to pressure gauge over
test point (Use test point “A” closest to control knob). After taking
pressure reading, be sure and turn captured screw clockwise firmly
to re-seal. Do not over torque. Check for gas leaks.
CLEARANCES
Minimum Wall and Ceiling Clearances (Figure 4)
Mantel Clearances (Figure 5)
Sidewall Clearances: The clearance from the inside of the fireplace
to any combustible wall should not be less than 2".
Fireplace Side and Back Clearances: The fireplace outer casing
sides and back have zero clearance to combustibles.
12”
10”
Ceiling Clearances: The ceiling height should not be less than 36"
from the top of the hood.
MANTEL
Mantel Clearances: Vent free fireplace models must use the hood
supplied with the fireplace. If a combustible mantel is installed, it
must meet the clearance requirements detailed above.
COMBUSTIBLES
ALLOWED
8”
6”
18”
4”
15 1/4”
2”
12 ½”
9 3/4”
7”
4 1/4”
36”
HOOD
Figure 5
2”
Figure 4
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COMBUSTIBLE MATERIALS
Do not attach combustible material to the mantel of your fireplace.
This is a fire hazard.
No greeting cards, stockings or ornamentation of any type should be
placed on or attached to the fireplace. This is a heating appliance.
The flow of heat can ignite combustibles.
Figure 6
Figure 7
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FIREPLACE DIMENSIONS
H
B
C
A
I
STANDOFF
G
J
E
D
GAS LINE
OPENING
JUNCTION BOX
ASSEMBLY
GAS LINE
OPENING
Figure 8
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VFP32BP
VFP36BP
A
34"
39"
B
29"
34"
C
17 3/8"
17 3/8"
D
31"
36"
E
22 7/8"
24 7/8"
F
32 3/4"
34 3/4"
G
31 7/8"
34 3/8"
H
45 1/8"
48 5/8"
I
63 3/4"
68 3/4"
J
35 3/4"
37 3/4"
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INSTALLING HOOD AND TRIM KIT
A black hood and trim kit is furnished with each model
VFP(32,36)BP fireplace. The hood MUST be installed before the
fireplace is used. Failure to do so may create a possible fire hazard.
Attention: The hood is located behind top louver during shipment
of fireplace. Remove top louver for access to hood.
The trim kit is used to finish the fireplace. The trim kit is used in
place of brick, marble or other finishing material.
1. To remove top louver, lift louver and pull forward.
2. Open bottom louver.
3. Insert trim side left and trim side right into the fireplace. Attach
(4) Phillips screws through bottom and top clearance hole on
trim side left and trim side right and into fireplace.
4. Insert flange on fireplace hood on the top of the firebox in the
gap between the louver and firebox top.
5. Attach fireplace hood to fireplace with (3) Phillips screws. See
Figure 9.
6. Insert the trim top into the top, interior of the fireplace. Position
the (3) clearance holes in the trim top downward. Align the (3)
clearance holes with the (3) screw holes in the top, interior
of the fireplace. When the trim top contacts the wall surface
secure the trim top to the fireplace with (3) Phillips screws.
7. Close bottom louver.
8. Replace top louver
Finishing
All joints (top, bottom and sides), where the wall or decorative facing
material meets the fireplace surround must be completely sealed
with a non-combustible material.
Hearth extensions are recommended, not a requirement for these
gas fireplaces.
Do not cover the louvers at any time with finishing materials. This
could cause this product to overheat and cause a fire.
Figure 9
PLANNING INSTALLATION
In planning the installation for the fireplace, it is necessary to
determine where the unit is to be installed and whether optional
accessories are desired. Gas supply piping should also be planned
at this time.
If the fireplace is installed directly on carpeting, tile or other
combustible material other than wood flooring, it should be installed
on a metal or wood panel extending the full width and depth of the
unit.
The fireplace can be mounted on any of these surfaces:
1. A flat hard combustible or non-combustible surface.
2. A raised platform of combustible or non-combustible material.
3. Four (4) corners of the fireplace so contact is made on all four
perimeter edges on the bottom of the unit.
(Example: Four (4) concrete masonry blocks.)
At this point, you should have decided what components to include
in your installation, and where the fireplace is to be located. If this
has not been done, stop and consult your dealer for assistance
with this planning.
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FIREPLACE FRAMING AND INSTALLATION
Fireplace framing can be built before or after the fireplace is set in
place. Framing should be positioned to accommodate wall covering
and fireplace facing material. The fireplace framing should be
constructed of 2 x 4 lumber or heavier.
1. Place fireplace in framing opening.
2. Using the four (4) nailing flanges provided with the fireplace,
attach two (2) flanges on each side. Attach flanges through
prepunched holes. Additional hole locations will be used for
different finishing material with thicknesses of 1/2”, 5/8” and
3/4”. Attach these flanges with screws provided, two (2) per
nailing flange.
3. Nailing flanges should fit directly against framing material. Use
at least one (1) nail per tab to secure in place.
NAIL OR OTHER SUITABLE FASTENER
Figure 10
VFP32BP
VFP36BP
"A"
36 1/4"
38 1/4"
"B"
34 1/2"
39 1/2"
"C"
17 7/8"
17 7/8"
Attention: Add 3 3/4" to "A" Dimensions when using flush mantel
base.
Figure 12
Figure 11
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PLACEMENT OF GLOWING EMBERS AND LAVA ROCK
Placement of the glowing embers (rock wool) is very individual and
light coverage of the areas indicated will provide your best effects.
We recommend separation of the rock wool by hand and make your
coverage as light and fluffy as possible.
Place just enough embers on the burner to obtain the glow and a
gold yellow flame.
Do not place embers (rock wool) over large ports in rear portion
of burner.
Placing Lava Rock in Front of Burner on Fireplace Floor
Spread lava rocks on fireplace floor in front of the burner pan. The
lava rocks are for decorative effect and are not required for fireplace
operation.
Attention: Do not place lava rocks on burner,
logs or rock wool. The lava rocks should only
be placed on the fireplace floor.
A thin layer of glowing embers (rock wool) should be placed under
open space between the right and left middle logs.
Rock wool should not be placed in the area of the pilot assembly.
Replacement of loose material (glowing embers) must be purchased
from Empire Comfort Systems, Inc. Application of excess loose
material (glowing embers) may adversely affect performance of
the heater. WARNING: All previously applied loose material must
be removed prior to reapplication.
Refer to Log Instruction Manual to order loose material (rock
wool).
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OPERATION INSTRUCTIONS/FLAME APPEARANCE
Flames from the pilot (rear right back side of the pan burner) as
well as the main flame should be visually checked as the log set
is installed.
In normal operation at full rate after 10 to 15 minutes, the flame
appearance should be sets of yellow flames.
NOTE: All flames will be random by design, flame height will go
up and down.
Glowing embers (rock wool) can cover the pan burner in between
the front and middle logs, but very little is necessary to cover this
area. Excess ember material causes the yellow flame to become
orange and stringy. Apply just enough to obtain slow glow and a
gold yellow flame.
Avoid any drafts that alter burner flame patterns. Do not allow fans to
blow directly into fireplace. Do not place a blower inside the burner
area of the firebox. Ceiling fans may create drafts that alter flame
patterns. Sooting and improper burning will result.
During manufacturing, fabricating and shipping, various components
of this appliance are treated with certain oils, films or bonding agents.
These chemicals are not harmful, but may produce annoying smoke
and smells as they are burned off during the initial operation of the
appliance, possibly causing headaches or eye or lung irritation. This
is a normal and temporary occurrence.
PERIODIC CLEANING – Refer to parts diagram for location of
items discussed below.
• Do not use cleaning fluid to clean logs or any part of heater.
• Logs - brush with soft bristle brush or vacuum with brush
attachment.
• Remove loose particles and dust from the burner areas,
controls, piezo covers and grate. Don’t remove ceramic media
from inside burner box.
• Inspect and clean burner air intake hole. Remove lint or particles
with brush. Failure to keep air intake hole clean will result in
sooting and poor combustion.
ANNUAL CLEANING/INSPECTION – Refer to parts diagram for
location of items discussed below.
• Inspect and clean burner air intake hole. Remove lint or particles
with vacuum or brush. Failure to keep air intake hole clean will
result in sooting and poor combustion.
• Inspect and clean all burner ports.
• Inspect ODS pilot for operation and accumulation of lint at air
intake holes.
• Verify flame pattern and log placement for proper operation.
• Verify smooth and responsive ignition of main burner.
• Check level of ceramic media in burner. Burner should be full,
up to the level of openings in burner top.
The initial break-in operation should last 2-3 hours with the burner
at the highest setting. Provide maximum ventilation by opening
windows or doors to allow odors to dissipate. Any odors remaining
after this initial break-in will be slight and will disappear with
continued use.
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VFP(32,36)BP(30,31) lighting instructions
FOR YOUR SAFETY READ BEFORE LIGHTING
Warning: If you do not follow these instructions exactly, a fire or explosion may
result causing property damage, personal injury or loss of life.
A. This appliance has a pilot which must be lighted by
hand. When lighting the pilot, follow these instructions
exactly.
B. Before lighting smell all around the appliance area
for gas. Be sure to smell next to the floor because some
gas is heavier than air and will settle on the floor.
What To Do If You Smell Gas
• Do not try to light any appliance.
• Do not touch any electrical switch;
Do not use any phone in your building.
• Immediately call your gas supplier from a neighbor's
phone. Follow the gas supplier's instructions.
•
If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the fire
department.
C. Use only your hand to push in or turn the gas control
knob. Never use tools. If the knob will not push in or
turn by hand, don't try to repair it; call a qualified service
technician. Force or attempted repair may result in a fire
or explosion.
D. Do not use this appliance if any part has been under water.
Immediately call a qualified service technician to inspect
the appliance and to replace any part of the control system
and any gas control which has been under water.
LIGHTING INSTRUCTIONS
1. STOP! Read the safety information label.
2. Open bottom louver assembly.
3. Set REMOTE/OFF/ON switch to
"OFF."
4. Turn off all electric power to the
appliance (if applicable).
GAS
CONTROL
KNOB
GAS
CONTROL
KNOB
5. Push in gas control knob slightly
GAS
CONTROL
KNOB
SHOWN
ININ
"OFF"
POSITION.
SHOWN
"OFF"
POSITION.
SHOWN
IN
"OFF"
POSITION.
and turn clockwise
to
"OFF." NOTE: Knob cannot be
REMOTE
REMOTE
REMOTE
turned from "PILOT" to "OFF" unless knob
OFF
OFF
OFF
ON
ON
ON
is pushed in slightly. Do not force.
6. Wait ten (10) minutes to clear out any gas.
PILOT
PILOT
PILOT
Then smell for gas, including
THERMOPILE
THERMOPILE
THERMOPILE
ELECTRODE
ELECTRODE
near the floor. If you smell gas,
ELECTRODE
STOP! Follow "B" in the safety
information above. If you do not
smell gas, go to the next step.
THERMOCOUPLE
THERMOCOUPLE
7. Find pilot - Follow metal tube THERMOCOUPLE
(LPG)
(LPG)
(LPG)
THERMOCOUPLE
THERMOCOUPLE
from gas control. The pilot is
THERMOCOUPLE
(NATURAL)
(NATURAL)
(NATURAL)
behind the burner on the right
side.
8. Turn gas control knob counterclockwise
to
"PILOT."
9. Push in control knob all the way and hold in. Repeatedly push the Piezo Ignitor Button until the pilot is lit.
Continue to hold the control knob in for about one (1)
minute after the pilot is lit. Release knob, and it will
pop back up. Pilot should remain lit. If it goes out,
repeat steps 5 through 9.
• If knob does not pop up when released, STOP and
IMMEDIATELY call a qualified service technician
or gas supplier.
• If the pilot will not stay lit after several tries, turn
the gas control knob to "OFF" and call your service technician or gas supplier.
10. Turn gas control knob counterclockwise
to
"ON."
11. Set REMOTE/OFF/ON switch to desired setting.
12. Turn on all electric power to the appliance (if applicable).
13. Close bottom louver assembly.
TO TURN OFF GAS TO APPLIANCE
1. Open bottom louver assembly.
2. Set REMOTE/OFF/ON switch to "OFF."
3. Turn off all electric power to the appliance if service is
to be performed (if applicable).
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4. Push in gas control knob slightly and turn clockwise
to "OFF." Do not force.
5. Close bottom louver assembly.
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VFP(32,36)BP(20,21) lighting instructions
FOR YOUR SAFETY READ BEFORE LIGHTING
Warning: If you do not follow these instructions exactly, a fire or explosion may
result causing property damage, personal injury or loss of life.
A. This appliance has a pilot which must be lighted by
hand. When lighting the pilot, follow these instructions
exactly.
B. Before lighting smell all around the appliance area
for gas. Be sure to smell next to the floor because some
gas is heavier than air and will settle on the floor.
What To Do If You Smell Gas
• Do not try to light any appliance.
• Do not touch any electrical switch;
Do not use any phone in your building.
• Immediately call your gas supplier from a neighbor's
phone. Follow the gas supplier's instructions.
•
If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the fire
department.
C. Use only your hand to push in or turn the gas control
knob. Never use tools. If the knob will not push in or
turn by hand, don't try to repair it; call a qualified service
technician. Force or attempted repair may result in a fire
or explosion.
D. Do not use this appliance if any part has been under water.
Immediately call a qualified service technician to inspect
the appliance and to replace any part of the control system
and any gas control which has been under water.
LIGHTING INSTRUCTIONS
1. Stop! Read the safety information above.
2. Set thermostat (gas control knob) to lowest setting.
3. Turn off all electric power to the appliance (if applicable).
4. Push in gas control knob slightly and turn clockwise
to "OFF". Do not force.
5. Wait ten (10) minutes to clear out any gas. Then smell
for gas, including near the floor. If you smell gas, STOP!
Follow "B" in the safety information above. If you don't
smell gas, go to the next step.
6. Find pilot - the pilot is in front
of the rear log.
7. Turn gas control knob
counterclockwise
to
"PILOT."
8. Push in gas control knob all
the way and hold in. Repeatedly push the piezo ignitor
button until pilot is lit (or use a match to light pilot).
Continue to hold the control knob in for about one (1)
minute after the pilot is lit. Release knob and it will pop
back up. Pilot should remain lit. If it goes out, repeat
steps 4 through 8.
• If knob does not pop up when released, stop and immediately call your service technician or gas supplier.
• If the pilot will not stay lit after several tries, turn the gas
control knob to "OFF" and call your service technician
or gas supplier.
9. Attention! Gas control has an INTERLOCK latching device. When the pilot is initially lit and the safety magnet
is energized (pilot stays "ON") the INTERLOCK latching
device becomes operative. If the gas control is turned to
the "OFF" position or gas flow to the appliance is shut
off, the pilot cannot be relighted until the safety magnet
is de-energized (approximately 60 seconds). There will
be an audible "click" when the safety magnet in the gas
control is de-energized. Pilot can now be relighted.
Repeat steps 4 through 8.
10. Turn gas control knob counterclockwise
to
"5".
11. Turn on all electric power to appliance (if applicable).
12. Set thermostat (gas control knob) to desired setting from
"5" to "1".
TO TURN OFF GAS TO APPLIANCE
1. Set thermostat (gas control knob) to lowest setting.
2. Turn off all electric power to appliance if service is to be
performed (if applicable).
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3. Push in gas control knob slightly and turn clockwise
to "OFF". Do not force.
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PILOT FLAME CHARACTERISTICS
Figures 13 and 15 show a correct pilot flame pattern. The correct
flame will be blue and will extend beyond the thermocouple. The
flame will surround the thermocouple just below the tip. A slight
yellow flame may occur where the pilot flame and main burner
flame meet. Figures 14 and 16 show an incorrect pilot flame pattern.
The incorrect pilot flame is not touching the thermocouple. This will
cause the thermocouple to cool. When the thermocouple cools, the
heater will shut down.
VFP(32,36)BP(20,21) Pilot
VFP(32,36)BP(30,31) PILOT
Correct Pilot Flame Pattern
Figure 15
Correct Pilot Flame Pattern
Figure 13
Incorrect Pilot Flame Pattern
Figure 16
If pilot flame pattern is incorrect, as shown in Figure 16
• See Troubleshooting, page 21.
Incorrect Pilot Flame Pattern
Figure 14
If pilot flame pattern is incorrect, as shown in Figure 14
• See Troubleshooting, page 21.
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Cleaning and Pilot Maintenance
Oxygen Depletion Sensor Pilot (Figure 17)
When the pilot has a large yellow tip flame, clean the Oxygen
Depletion Sensor as follows:
1. Clean the ODS pilot by loosening nut B from the pilot tubing.
When this procedure is required, grasp nut A with an open end
wrench.
2. Blow air pressure through the holes indicated by the arrows.
This will blow out foreign materials such as dust, lint and spider
webs. Tighten nut B also by grasping nut A.
Figure 17
Warning:
Never use needles, wires, or similar cylindrical objects to
clean the pilot to avoid damaging the calibrated ruby that
controls the gas flow.
WIRING
Label all wires prior to disconnection when servicing controls.
Wiring errors can cause improper and dangerous operation. Verify
proper operation after servicing.
WIRING DIAGRAM
N
(OPTIONAL) THERMOSTAT
(FACULATIVE) THERMOSTAT
Millivolt thermopile is self powered, gas valve does not require 110
volts. Maximum length of 20 feet of 16 AWG to conductor wires is
to be used with all optional switches.
(OPTIONAL) WALL SWITCH
INTERRUPTEUR MURAL
(FACULTATIVE)
Use the two leads (Red and Green) to attach optional
components.
REMOTE/OFF/ON SWITCH
A DISTANCE/OUVERT/
FERME INTERRUPTEUR
GAS VALVE
VALVE DE GAZ
(OPTIONAL) REMOTE CONTROL RECEIVER
(FACULTATIVE) CONTROLE E DISTANCE
DU RECEPTEUR
Check 750 Millivolt System Operation
Millivolt system and all individual components may be checked
with a millivolt meter 0-1000 MV range.
Remote Receiver
Use the following steps to place the remote receiver adjacent to
the gas valve.
Attention: The remote receiver bracket is not used in this
installation.
1. The remote receiver can not be placed behind the gas valve
and burner assembly.
2. When facing the appliance, the remote receiver must be placed
to the right of the gas valve.
H
REMOTE CONTROL RECEIVER/
THERMOSTAT/ CONTROLE E
DISTANCE DU RECEPTEUR
REMOTE/OFF/ON SWITCH
A DISTANCE/FERME/OUVERT
INTERRUPTEUR
REMOTE
OFF
ON
THERMOPILE
PILOT
VEILLEUSE
THERMOCOUPLE
(LPG)
GAS VALVE
THERMOCOUPLE
(NATURAL)
IF ANY OF THE ORIGINAL WIRE
AS SUPPLIED WITH THIS UNIT
MUST BE REPLACED, IT MUST BE
REPLACED WITH NUMBER 18, 150°C
WIRE OR ITS EQUIVALENT.
SI UN DES FILS ELECTRIQUES
ORIGINAUX, VENANT DU FABRICANT
AVEC CETTE UNITE, DOIT ETRE
REMPLACE, VOUS DEVEZ LE
REMPLACER AVEC UN FIL
ELECTRIQUE DE NUMERO 18,
150 ° C DU L'EQUIVALENT.
Install remote control receiver behind bottom louver.
Refer to remote control installation and operating instructions for
more details on remote control.
Figure 18
MAINTENANCE
Keep the control compartment, logs and burner area surrounding
the logs clean by vacuuming or brushing area at least twice a
year.
Never obstruct the flow of the combustion and ventilation air. Keep
the front of the fireplace clear of all obstacles and materials.
THE LOGS CAN GET VERY HOT – HANDLE ONLY WHEN
COOL.
Screens should be closed during operation.
Leave at least 36" clearance from the front of the fireplace.
Always turn off gas to the pilot before cleaning. For relighting, refer
to lighting instructions located on the rating plate of the log set.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
SYMPTOMS - POSSIBLE CAUSES AND CORRECTIONS
Turn appliance OFF and allow to cool before servicing. Only a qualified service person should service and repair the heater.
1. When ignitor button is pressed, there is no spark at
ODS/pilot.
a. Ignitor electrode positioned wrong - Replace pilot.
b. Ignitor electrode is broken - Replace pilot.
c. Ignitor electrode not connected to ignitor cable Reconnect ignitor cable.
d. Ignitor cable pinched or wet. Keep ignitor cable dry Free ignitor cable if pinched by any metal or tubing.
e. Broken ignitor cable - Replace ignitor cable.
f. Bad piezo ignitor - Replace piezo ignitor.
2. Appliance produces unwanted odors.
a. Appliance burning vapors from paint, hair spray, glues,
etc. - Ventilate room. Stop using odor causing products
while heater is running.
b. Gas leak - Locate and correct all leaks.
3. Appliance shuts off during use. (Pilot and main burner
are off.)
a. Not enough fresh air is available for ODS/pilot to
operate - Open window and/or door for ventilation.
b. Low line pressure - Contact local gas company.
c. ODS/pilot is partially clogged - Clean ODS/pilot.
d. Defective thermocouple - Replace pilot.
4. Appliance shuts off during use. (Pilot stays on.)
a. Low line pressure - Check line pressure to the
valve.
b. Defective thermopile - Check pilot flame, check wire
connections, output should be a minimum of 325
millivolts across. TH/TP and TP terminals with ON/
OFF switch off.
5. Gas odor even when control knob is in OFF
position.
a. Gas leak - Locate and correct all leaks.
b. Control valve defective - Replace control valve.
6. When ignitor button is pressed, there is spark at
ODS/pilot, but no ignition.
a. Gas supply turned off or manual shutoff valve closed
- Turn on gas supply or open manual shutoff valve.
b. Control knob not in PILOT position - Turn control knob
to Pilot position.
c. Control knob not pressed in while in PILOT position
- Press in control knob while in PILOT position.
d. Air in gas lines when installed - Continue holding
down control knob. Repeat igniting operation until air
is removed.
e. ODS/pilot is clogged - Replace ODS/pilot assembly
or get it serviced.
f. Gas regulator setting is not correct - Replace gas
regulator.
7. ODS/pilot lights but flame goes out when control
knob is released.
a. Control knob not fully pressed in - Press in control
knob fully.
b. Control knob not pressed in long enough - After
ODS/pilot lights, keep control knob pressed in 30
seconds.
c. Manual Shutoff valve not fully open - Fully open manual
shutoff valve.
d. Thermocouple connection loose at control valve - Hand
tighten until snug, then tighten 1/4 turn more.
e. Pilot flame not touching thermocouple, which allows
thermocouple to cool, causing pilot flame to go out. This
problem could be caused by either low gas pressure
or dirty or partially clogged ODS/pilot - Contact local
gas company.
f. Thermocouple damaged - Replace thermocouple.
g. Control valve damaged - Replace control valve.
8. Burner does not light after ODS/pilot is lit.
a. Burner orifice clogged - Clean burner or replace main
burner orifice.
b. Burner orifice diameter is too small - Replace burner
orifice.
c. Inlet gas pressure is too low - Contact qualified service
person.
9. If burning at main burner orifice occurs (a loud,
roaring blow torch noise).
a. You must turn off burner assembly and contact a
qualified service person.
b. Manifold pressure is too low - Contact local gas
company.
c. Burner orifice clogged - Clean burner or replace burner
orifice.
10. Logs appear to smoke after initial operation.
a. Vapors from paint or curing process of logs - Problem
will stop after a few hours of operation. Run the heater
with the damper open if you have one, or open a
window for the first few hours.
Log heater is intended to be smokeless. Turn OFF
heater and call qualified service person.
11. Heater produces a whistling noise when main burner
is lit.
a. Turning control knob to HIGH position when main
burner is cold - Turn control knob to LOW position
and let warm up for a minute.
b. Air in gas line - Operate burner until air is removed from
line. Have gas line checked by local gas company.
c. Dirty or partially clogged burner orifice - Clean burner
or replace burner orifice.
12. No gas to pilot.
a. LP-regulator shut down due to inlet pressure too high
- Verify LP tank regulator is installed and set at 11" to
13" w.c. Replace regulator on heater.
If the gas quality is bad, your pilot may not stay lit, the burners may produce soot and the heater may backfire when
lit. If the gas quality or pressure is low, contact your local gas supplier immediately.
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PARTS LIST
Attention: When ordering parts, it is very important that part number and description of part coincide.
Index
Number
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
14
14
14
14
14
15
15
16A
16A
16B
16B
17
18
19
20A
20B
21
22
23A
23A
23B
23B
24
25
26A
26A
26B
27
28
29
30
30
31
NOT SHOWN
NOT SHOWN
NOT SHOWN
NOT SHOWN
NOT SHOWN
Part Number
VFP32BP(20,21)
17149
20098
10554
20170
17162
17448
17169
20020
20475
20476
20095
17170
P200
P250
P286
R5675
R5676
R5170
R5171
20467
17370
20091
20093
R2423
20115
11923
11924
R2708
20094
P239
R6427
R6428
23694
18704
R5668
R3491
R3492
-
Part Number
VFP32BP(30,31)
17149
20098
10554
20170
17162
17448
17169
20020
20475
20476
20095
17170
P200
P243
P250
R5675
R5676
R3623
R3624
20467
17370
20091
17369
R2423
20115
R3625
R3626
R3436
R2708
20117
20122
R7063
20116
23694
18704
R5668
R3491
R3492
R10947
Part Number
VFP36BP(20,21)
17149
20126
10554
20134
17162
18802
18807
20145
20478
20479
20143
18808
P200
P213
P245
R5675
R5676
R5170
R5171
20467
17386
20138
20093
R2423
20115
11923
11924
R2708
20094
P239
R6427
R6428
23694
18704
R5668
R3491
R3492
-
Part Number
VFP36BP(30,31)
17149
20126
10554
20134
17162
18802
18807
20145
20478
20479
20143
18808
P200
P211
P245
R5675
R5676
R3623
R3624
20467
17386
20138
17369
R2423
20115
R3625
R3626
R3436
R2708
20117
20122
R7063
20116
23694
18704
R5668
R3491
R3492
R10947
Description
TOP STANDOFF
FIREBOX ASSEMBLY
NAILING FLANGE
INNER FIREBOX TOP
JUNCTION BOX ASSEMBLY
FRAME, TOP
LOUVER ASSEMBLY UPPER
HOOD
FRAME, RIGHT
FRAME, LEFT
FRONT FRAME WELDED ASSEMBLY
LOUVER ASSEMBLY LOWER
FITTING, ORIFICE
ORIFICE #32 (NAT)
ORIFICE #37 (NAT)
ORIFICE #36 (NAT)
ORIFICE #50 (LP)
ORIFICE 1.65MM (LP)
ORIFICE #42 (NAT)
AIR SHUTTER-FULLY OPEN (LP UNITS)
AIR SHUTTER (NAT UNITS)
PILOT ASSEMBLY LP
PILOT ASSEMBLY NAT
PILOT, LP
PILOT NAT
PILOT SHIELD
BURNER ASSEMBLY
BURNER BASE PLATE ASSEMBLY
TUBING ASSEMBLY
TUBING ASSEMBLY
CONNECTOR, MALE 5/16 X 3/8 NPT
VALVE BRACKET
VALVE, LPG
VALVE, NAT
VALVE ASSEMBLY - NAT ONLY
VALVE ASSEMBLY - LP ONLY
SWITCH, REMOTE/OFF/ON
IGNITER, PIEZO
TUBING ASSEMBLY (NAT)
TUBING ASSEMBLY (LP)
TUBING ASSEMBLY
REGULATOR, PILOT (NAT ONLY)
TUBING ASSEMBLY (NAT ONLY)
NIPPLE, 3/8 NPT X 1 1/2
REGULATOR, NAT 6.0” W.C. (NAT ONLY)
REGULATOR, LP 10.0” W.C. (LP ONLY)
SHIELD, AIR SHUTTER
DECORATIVE ROCK (1 LB)
WIRE IGNITOR 12”
COVER, JUNCTION BOX
RECEPTICAL, 3 PRONG
WIRE ASSEMBLY
Use Only Manufacturer's Replacement Parts. Use of Any Other Parts Could Cause Injury Or Death.
nOTE: sEE LOG INSTRUCTION MANUAL FOR DETAILS ON LOGS AND EMBERS
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PARTS VIEW
1
2
3
6
7
8
9
4
5
11
16b
13
17
13
18
14
15
19
31
23b
21
22
29
25
31
20a
21
30
26a
HYDRAULIC BURNER ASSEMBLY
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18
14
15
19
26b
20b
10
16a
22
12
23a
24
25
MILLIVOLT BURNER ASSEMBLY
27
28
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OPTIONAL VARIABLE SPEED BLOWER INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
FBB4 Blower Installation
Attention: Install blower assembly before connecting gas inlet
supply line.
Note: Junction box on right side of fireplace must be prewired at time of fireplace installation for use with blower
assembly. It is recommended that an ON/OFF wall switch
be installed that will activate the power supply to the
furnace by a qualified electrician. See page 26 for junction
box wiring instructions
1.If installed, turn OFF gas supply to fireplace.
2.If applicable, turn OFF electric supply to fireplace.
3.Lower bottom louver on fireplace.
O P T IO N A L BLOWER
I N S TA L L AT I O N I S
INTENDED FOR
LOUVERED MODELS
ONLY.
Attention: If installed, do not damage gas inlet supply line when
blower assembly is inserted into fireplace. If necessary, removal
of the gas inlet supply line may be necessary.
4.Insert blower assembly into interior, bottom of fireplace. Position
blower assembly behind gas valve, align notch on back of
blower assembly with center screw on fireplace back and push
blower assembly against fireplace back. The blower wheel must
be centered with the back wall of the fireplace. Place blower
assembly against the back wall. The magnets on the back and
bottom of blower assembly will sufficiently hold blower assembly
in place.
SEE NOTE
5.Position speed control box to the right of gas valve. Attach speed
control box to bottom of fireplace. The magnets on the bottom
of speed control will sufficiently hold the speed control box in
place.
6.With base (flush face) of fan control switch facing upward, insert
base flanges of fan control switch under the mounting tabs on
valve bracket. The base (flush face) of fan control switch must
be in contract with bottom of the firebox.
FAN SWITCH
FAN KIT
VALVE BRACKET
JUNCTION BOX
SPEED CONTROL
SWITCH HOLDER
(TOP OF VALVE BRACKET)
7.Insert power cord plug into junction box.
8.Close bottom louver on fireplace.
Note: This blower is equipped with a heat activated fan control
switch. Fan will operate when the fireplace warms up, and will
turn off when the fireplace cools down.
9.Installation of FBB4 optional variable speed blower assembly is
completed.
Figure 19
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OPTIONAL VARIABLE SPEED BLOWER INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS (continued)
Wiring
The appliance, when installed, must be electrically grounded in
accordance with local codes or, in the absence of local codes,
with the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70, if an external
electrical source is utilized. This appliance is equipped with a
three-prong [grounding] plug for your protection against shock
hazard and should be plugged directly into a properly grounded
three-prong receptacle. Do not cut or remove the grounding
prong from this plug. For an ungrounded receptacle, an adapter,
which has two prongs and a wire for grounding, can be purchased,
plugged into the ungrounded receptacle and its wire connected
to the receptacle mounting screw. With this wire completing the
ground, the appliance cord plug can be plugged into the adapter
and be electrically grounded.
Blower Motor
The blower motor does not have oiling holes. Do not attempt to oil
the blower motor.
Blower Wheels
The blower wheels will collect lint and could require periodic cleaning.
If the air output decreases or the noise level increases, it indicates a
dirty blower wheel. Remove blower and clean blower wheels.
WARNING:
Unplugging of blower accessory will not stop the heater
from cycling. To turn off gas to the unvented heater: Push
in gas control knob slightly and turn clockwise to “OFF.”
Do not force.
CAUTION: Label all wires prior to disconnection when servicing
controls. Wiring errors can cause improper and dangerous
operation. Verify proper operation after servicing.
JUNCTION BOX
110 VOLT AC
FAN
BLACK
FAN
SWITCH
WHITE
SPEED
CONTROL
GROUND
Figure 20
1
FBB4
B L O W E R A S S E M B LY
COMPLETE
2
R7649
FAN CONTROL
3
R4192
SPEED CONTROL KNOB
4
R4186
SPEED CONTROL
Figure 21
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JUNCTION BOX WIRING INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
CAUTION: ALL WIRING SHOULD BE DONE BY A QUALIFIED ELECTRICIAN AND SHALL BE IN COMPLIANCE WITH ALL LOCAL,
CITY AND STATE BUILDING CODES. BEFORE MAKING THE ELECTRICAL CONNECTION, MAKE SURE THAT MAIN POWER SUPPLY IS DISCONNECTED. THE APPLIANCE, WHEN INSTALLED, MUST BE ELECTRICALLY GROUNDED IN ACCORDANCE WITH LOCAL CODES OR, IN THE ABSENCE OF LOCAL CODES, WITH THE NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE ANSI/NFPA 70 (LATEST
EDITION).
A factory installed junction box is located on the lower right
hand side of the fireplace. Wiring must be fed to the junction
box and attached to the receptacle that is provided. Remove the
knockout in the installed junction box to accept wiring into the
junction box. Install a UL listed cable clamp (not supplied) in the
knockout hole. Leave approximately 6" of wire in the junction
box for connection.
Attach black wire to one side of the receptacle and white wire to
opposite side of receptacle. The ground wire should be attached
to the green (neutral) screw.
Install the receptacle into the junction box. Attach cover plate.
Figure 22
OPTIONAL BRICK LINER INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
Brick Liner VPP32A and VPP36A
1. Remove screen from fireplace.
2. Remove branch log and rear log from burner assembly.
3. Insert back panel into firebox.
4. Insert one (1) side panel into firebox.
5. Use two (2) brick panel brackets to secure side panel. Align
clearance hole on brick panel bracket with screw hole in the
left or right interior, top and bottom of firebox. Use two (2)
10 x 1/2" screws to attach brick panel bracket to interior top
and bottom of firebox.
6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 to install second side panel.
7. Replace rear log and branch log onto burner assembly.
8. Replace screen onto fireplace.
9. Installation of optional brick liner is completed.
PART NAME
VPP32A
PART
NO.
VPP36A
PART NO.
BRICK PANEL SIDE - LEFT
R8692
R8695
BRICK PANEL SIDE - RIGHT
R8693
R8696
BRICK PANEL BACK
R8694
R8697
BRICK PANEL BRACKET (4 REQ’D)
19401
19401
Figure 23
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MASTER PARTS DISTRIBUTOR LIST
To Order Parts Under Warranty, please contact your local Empire dealer. See the dealer locator at www.empirecomfort.
com. To provide warranty service, your dealer will need your name and address, purchase date and serial number, and the
nature of the problem with the unit.
To Order Parts After the Warranty Period, please contact your dealer or one of the Master Parts Distributors listed below.
This list changes from time to time. For the current list, please click on the Master Parts button at www.empirecomfort.
com.
Please note: Master Parts Distributors are independent businesses that stock the most commonly ordered Original Equipment
repair parts for Heaters, Grills, and Fireplaces manufactured by Empire Comfort Systems Inc.
Dey Distributing
1401 Willow Lake Boulevard
Vadnais Heights, MN 55101
East Coast Energy Products
10 East Route 36
West Long Branch, NJ 07764
Phone: 651-490-9191
Toll Free: 800-397-1339
Website: www.deydistributing.com
Parts: Heater & Hearth
Phone: 732-870-8809
Toll Free: 800-755-8809
Fax: 732-870-8811
Website: www.eastcoastenergy.com
Parts: Heater & Hearth and Grills
Victor Division of F. W. Webb Company
200 Locust Street
Hartford, CT 06114
Phone: 860-722-2433
Toll Free: 800-243-9360
Fax: 860-293-0479
Toll Free Fax: 800-274-2004
Websites: www.fwwebb.com & www.victormfg.com
Parts: Heater & Hearth and Grills
HOW TO ORDER REPAIR PARTS
Parts Not Under Warranty
Parts can be ordered through your Service Person, Dealer, or a Master Parts Distributor. See this page for the Master Parts Distributors list. For best results, the service person or dealer should order parts through the distributor. Parts can be shipped directly to the
service person/dealer.
Warranty Parts
Warranty parts will need a proof of purchase and can be ordered by your Service Person or Dealer. Proof of purchase is required for
warranty parts.
All parts listed in the Parts List have a Part Number. When ordering parts, first obtain the Model Number and Serial Number from the
name plate on your equipment. Then determine the Part Number (not the Index Number) and the Description of each part from the following illustration and part list. Be sure to give all this information . . .
Appliance Model Number
Appliance Serial Number
Part Description
Part Number
Type of Gas (Propane or Natural)
Do not order bolts, screws, washers or nuts. They are standard hardware items and can be purchased at any local hardware store.
Shipments contingent upon strikes, fires and all causes beyond our control.
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EMPIRE
Comfort Systems
Empire Comfort Systems Inc.
918 Freeburg Ave. Belleville, IL 62220
If you have a general question about our products, please e-mail us at
info@empirecomfort.com.
If you have a service or repair question, please contact your dealer.
www.empirecomfort.com
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