Real Fyre G9 Series Owner`s manual

ROBERT H. PETERSON CO.
®
OWNER’S
MANUAL
DESIGN CERTIFIED
to
Vent-free Room Heater Standard
ANSI Z21.11.2-2007
and
Vented Decorative Appliance
ANSI Z21.60b-2004
G9-2 (SEE-THRU) SERIES GAS LOG SETS FOR NATURAL OR PROPANE GAS
WARNING: If the information in this manual
is not followed exactly, a fire or explosion may
result, causing property damage, personal
injury, or loss of life.
INSTALLER: Leave these instructions with consumer.
CONSUMER: Retain for future reference.
IMPORTANT: Read these instructions carefully before
starting installation of your log set.
Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable
vapors and liquids in the vicinity of this or any other
appliance.
This appliance may be installed in an aftermarket,
permanently located, manufactured (mobile) home,
where not prohibited by local codes.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS:
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 a vent-free 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 section entitled VENTILATION AND
CONFINED SPACE INFORMATION.
• Open a window.
• 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
neighbor’s phone. Follow gas supplier’s
instructions.
• If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the
fire department.
Installation and service must be performed by a
qualified, professional installer, service agency,
or the gas supplier.
This appliance is designed as an “attended appliance.”
Adults must be present when the unit is operating. Do
not leave this unit burning when unattended or while
anyone is sleeping.
Installation/service MUST be performed by an NFI
Certified or other qualified, professional installer or
service agency who is familiar with Important Safety
Information applicable to vent-free gas log heaters, and
with current provisions of ANSI 223.1/NFPA54.
This appliance is only for use with the type
of gas indicated on the rating plate.
IMPORTANT: To comply with certification, building code acceptances, and insurance requirements for
safe operation and proper performance, ONLY Peterson parts, controls, valves, remotes,
and accessories must be used with this gas log set. Use of any other products which are
not designed, tested, and certified for use with Peterson vent-free gas log sets is strictly and
absolutely prohibited.
ROBERT H. PETERSON CO. • 14724 East Proctor Avenue, City of Industry, CA 91746
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CONTENTS
CONTENTS
GENERAL INFORMATION
FIREPLACE SIZE REQUIREMENTS AND BTU RATING INFORMATION
PRE-INSTALLATION AND FIREPLACE PREPARATION SAFETY
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
INSTALLATION SAFETY INFORMATION
INSTALLATION SAFETY GUIDELINES
OPERATIONAL SAFETY INFORMATION
VENTILATION AND CONFINED SPACE SAFETY INFORMATION
MINIMUM CLEARANCE TO COMBUSTIBLES
WHEN USED AS A VENTED DECORATIVE APPLIANCE (PER ANSI Z21.60b-2004)
INSTALLATION - CONNECTING THE GAS TO THE BURNER SYSTEM
LOGS - PARTS LIST
BURNER PARTS LIST FOR MILLIVOLT VALVE
CONNECTING THE GAS TO THE BURNER SYSTEM (Cont.)
ATTACH BURNER PLATE TO THE FLOOR
CHECKING GAS PRESSURE
GLOWING EMBER AND LOG PLACEMENT
OPERATING YOUR LOG SET - LIGHTING AND EXTINGUISHING
FOR YOUR SAFETY, READ BEFORE LIGHTING
OPERATING YOUR REAL-FYRE® HEATER GAS LOG SET
CLEANING AND SERVICING
TO CLEAN YOUR LOG SET
CLEANING YOUR ODS/PILOT
CLEANING AND SERVICING
LIGHTING INSTRUCTIONS - SERIES 12 VALVE
TROUBLESHOOTING
WARRANTY
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GENERAL INFORMATION
APPROVED INSTALLATIONS
Subject to minimum fireplace size
requirements specified below:
The G9-2 Series vent-free gas log sets are available
with a variable flame height control valve that can be
used with the optional on/off remote transmitter and
receiver.
1. Solid-fuel burning fireplaces;
A) Prefabricated fireplaces listed to UL-127
B) All other masonry fireplaces
A spark ignition system (piezo) allows the gas pilot to be
lit without the use of matches, and permits the operation
of the appliance during a power outage.
2. Universal listed vent-free fireplaces.
This vent-free gas log set is equipped with a pilot safety
system with ODS (Oxygen Depletion Sensor). The
ODS senses the amount of oxygen available in the
room and shuts the log set off before the oxygen level
drops below 18%. The pilot can only be relit when fresh
air is available. This may require opening a window
or a door to another room or cracking the damper
open slightly.
Minimum clearances to
sidewalls and ceiling
This gas log set has been certified to two standards:
min. 42"
UNVENTED ROOM HEATER-ANSI Z21.11.2-2007
VENTED DECORATIVE APPLIANCE-ANSI Z21.60b-2004
Check local or state codes to determine if vent-free
heaters are permitted in your locality before you install
this log set as a vent-free appliance. If not permitted,
you may install and operate this log set as a vented
appliance.
min.
6"
Rear
opening
Height
Depth Front
Front
opening
FIg. 3-1 Fireplace Dimensions
Important:
To comply with certification, listing, building code acceptances, and for safe operation and
proper performance of this gas log set, use ONLY Peterson Real-Fyre® parts and accessories.
Use of other controls, parts and accessories which are not designed for use with Real-Fyre®
gas log sets is prohibited and will void all warranties, certifications, listings, and building code
approvals, and may cause property damage, personal injury or loss of life.
FIREPLACE SIZE REQUIREMENTS AND
BTU RATING INFORMATION
The minimum size of fireplace for installation of the Real-Fyre® G9-2 heater gas log set is:
Log Set Size
Width
Depth
Height
24"
28" front
28" rear
18"
17"
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Btu rating Millivolt
High Setting
Low Setting
39,000 Nat.
19,000 Nat.
39,000 L.P.
26,000 L.P.
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PRE-INSTALLATION AND FIREPLACE PREPARATION SAFETY
CAUTION: Installation and repair must be done by an NFI Certified or other qualified professional
installer.
Installer:
Carefully read these instructions before installing this gas burner system. Be sure you understand
all safety precautions and warnings contained in this manual.
A. This appliance is designed as an attended appliance. Adults must be present when this gas appliance is operating.
Do not leave this unit burning when unattended or while anyone is sleeping.
B. 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 gasses.
C. BE CAREFUL: If not installed, serviced, and used correctly per these instructions, this product can cause
serious personal injury, property damage, or loss of life.
PRE-INSTALLATION AND FIREPLACE PREPARATION SAFETY GUIDELINES
D. WARNING: Before installing in a solid-fuel-burning fireplace, the chimney flue, damper, and firebox must be
thoroughly CLEANED of soot, creosote, ashes, and loose paint, and must be inspected by a qualified chimney
cleaner. Some older fireplaces may need repair prior to installing this appliance.
E. CHECK GAS TYPE (natural or propane): The gas supply must be the same as stated on your burner system rating
plate. If gas supply is different, DO NOT INSTALL. Contact your dealer for immediate assistance.
F. Any outside air ducts and/or ash dumps located on the floor or walls of the fireplace must be permanently sealed shut
before the installation. Use a heat-resistant sealant. Do not seal the chimney flue damper.
G. INSUFFICIENT GAS PRESSURE WILL KEEP THE ODS (OXYGEN DEPLETION SENSOR) PILOT FROM OPERATING
PROPERLY. DO NOT USE IF GAS PRESSURE IS LOWER THAN THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENT.
H. The minimum inlet gas-supply pressure for purposes of input adjustment is 5" water column (w.c.) on natural gas
and 11" w.c. on propane gas. Insufficient gas pressure will affect proper operation of the ODS pilot. Do not install this
gas appliance if minimum pressure is not available. The maximum inlet gas-supply pressure is 10.5" w.c. on natural
gas and 13" w.c. on propane gas. The propane source must be regulated. (Do not connect this appliance directly to
an unregulated propane gas tank - this can cause an explosion.)
I. The gas piping system must be sized to provide minimum inlet pressure at the maximum flow rate (BTU/hr). Undue
pressure loss will occur if the pipe is too small, or the run is too long.
J. The minimum clearance from the fireplace opening to combustible materials on side walls and ceiling must be maintained
as outlined in MINIMUM CLEARANCE TO COMBUSTIBLES - WALLS AND CEILING.
K. At least 10"-12" of noncombustible or heat-resistant material is required above the fireplace. A fireplace hood will
be required to act as a heat deflector in protecting combustible fireplace surrounds (facing and/or mantel) if certain
minimum clearances cannot be met.
L. Be certain that combustible flooring material (i.e., carpet, tile, etc.) is not too close to this gas appliance. If this appliance
is at floor level or less than 6" above the floor, there must be at least 12" of noncombustible material between the base
of the fireplace and any combustible flooring.
M. Input ratings shown in BTU per hour are for elevations up to 2,000 ft. For elevations above 2,000 ft., refer to the National
Fuel Gas Code or contact the Robert H. Peterson Company before installing this product.
N. This gas appliance and its main gas valve must be disconnected from the gas-supply piping system during any pressure
testing of that system at test pressures in excess of 1/2 psig.
O. This gas appliance must be isolated from the gas-supply piping system by closing the equipment shutoff valve connected
to the gas-supply line during any pressure testing of the gas-supply piping system at test pressures equal to or less
than 1/2 psig.
P. Do not use this appliance if any part has been underwater. Immediately call a qualified service technician to inspect the
appliance and to replace any part of the control system and any gas control that has been underwater.
WARNING
THIS APPLIANCE IS EQUIPPED FOR (NATURAL OR PROPANE) GAS.
FIELD CONVERSION IS NOT PERMITTED.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
CAUTION: Installation and repair must be done by an NFI Certified or other qualified professional
installer.
Installer:
Carefully read these instructions before installing this gas log set. Be sure you understand all
safety precautions and warnings contained in this manual.
ANSI Z21.11.2-2007 UNVENTED ROOM HEATER GENERAL SAFETY INFORMATION
A. WARNING: CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING MAY LEAD TO DEATH.
When used without fresh air, gas log sets may give off carbon monoxide, an odorless, colorless, poisonous
gas. Early signs of carbon monoxide poisoning are similar to the flu, with headaches, dizziness, and/or
nausea. If you have these signs, the gas log set may not be installed correctly, or may not be working
properly. GET FRESH AIR AT ONCE! STOP USING THE LOG SET IMMEDIATELY! Have the log set
serviced before use continues. Some people, including pregnant women; persons with heart or lung
disease, asthma, or anemia; those under the influence of alcohol; and persons at high altitudes, are more
affected by carbon monoxide than others.
If there are ANY signs of carbon monoxide, GET FRESH AIR AT ONCE! STOP USING THE LOG SET
IMMEDIATELY!
B. If any soot appears on the log set or other areas of the fireplace in which this appliance is installed, shut
system off and call a qualified professional service technician, vent-free gas log technician, or your
local gas company.
C. WHEN INSTALLING AS A DECORATIVE VENTED LOG SET, THE UNIT MUST CONFORM TO ALL LOCAL
CODES AND TO THE LATEST EDITION OF THE NATIONAL FUEL GAS CODE ANSI Z223.1 OR NFPA54.
D. DO NOT MODIFY THIS VENT-FREE HEATER OR ITS CONTROLS. Any change may be dangerous.
Improper installation or use of your vent-free gas log set can cause serious injury or death from fire,
burns, explosions, or carbon monoxide poisoning.
E. This appliance is designed as an “attended appliance.” Adults must be present when the unit is operating.
Do not leave this unit burning when unattended or while anyone is sleeping.
F. This appliance may be installed in an aftermarket, permanently located, manufactured (mobile) home
where not prohibited by local codes. Installation of appliances designed for manufactured homes or mobile
homes must conform with the Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standard, Title 24 CFR, Part
3280 in the U.S.; or with CAN/CSA Z240 MH in Canada; or with ANSI/NCSBCS A225.1/NFPA 501A,
Manufactured Home Installations Standard when such as standard is not applicable.
G. Eliminate drafts before using the gas log set by closing heating and air conditioning vents, returns,
and outside air vents. Fans blowing directly into the fireplace must be turned off when the log set is
operating.
H. 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 gasses.
I. CAUTION: If not installed, serviced, and used correctly per these instructions, this product can
cause serious personal injury, property damage, or loss of life.
J. WARNING: This appliance is for installation only in a solid-fuel-burning masonry or UL 127 factory-built
fireplace or in a listed ventless firebox enclosure. It has been design certified for these installations.
Exception: DO NOT install this appliance in a factory-built fireplace that includes instructions stating it
has not been tested or should not be used with unvented gas logs.
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INSTALLATION SAFETY INFORMATION
CAUTION: Installation and repair must be done by an NFI Certified or other qualified professional
installer.
Installer:
Carefully read these instructions before installing this gas log set. Be sure you understand all
safety precautions and warnings contained in this manual.
INSTALLATION SAFETY GUIDELINES
A. Before installing in a solid-fuel-burning fireplace, the chimney flue and firebox must be thoroughly
cleaned of soot, creosote, ashes, and loose paint by a qualified chimney cleaner. Some older fireplaces
may need repair prior to installing this product.
B. Carefully inspect the burner and log cartons for shipping damage. If any parts are missing/damaged, call
your dealer. Do not attempt to install the appliance unless all parts are in good condition.
C. Insufficient gas pressure will keep the ODS pilot from operating properly. Do not use if gas pressure is lower
than the minimum requirement. Reference INSTALLATION section, CHECKING GAS PRESSURE.
D. Correct installation of the ceramic refractory log set and proper placement and installation of burner
assembly, including ember placement and Lava Granule placement, are crucial to safe operation of your
set. Problems WILL occur if all items are not properly installed. Reference INSTALLATION section, LOG
PLACEMENT.
E. When installing in a wood-burning fireplace, place the log set forward in the fireplace while making
certain that no part of the assembly protrudes (forward) beyond the face of the fireplace. DO NOT PUSH
THE UNIT ALL THE WAY TO THE BACK.
F. If you use Lava Granules for decorative use, do not allow Lava Granules into or on any part of the burner
or on the logs. Lava Granules should only be placed on the floor of the fireplace, in front of and to the
sides of the burner, but away from the controls.
G. DO NOT PLACE logs or other accessories, such as wood chips, pine cones, or vermiculite, on this
appliance. These items will cause improper burning, sooting, and/or high levels of carbon monoxide.
Additional logs and/or accessories may be placed around the burner system, as long as they do not
interfere with the burning of your gas log set.
H. Due to high temperatures, the log set should be located out of traffic and away from furniture/draperies.
I. A fireplace screen must be in place when the gas log set is in operation. Unless other provisions for
combustion air are provided, the screen shall have an opening(s) for introduction of combustion air.
J. Connecting directly to an unregulated propane tank can cause an explosion.
K. Special care is required if you are installing the unit into a sunken fireplace. You must raise the fireplace
floor to allow access to gas log controls. This will ensure adequate airflow and guard against sooting.
Raise the fireplace floor using noncombustible materials.
L. The installation of appliances designed for manufactured home or mobile home installation must conform
with the Standard CAN/CSA Z240 MH, Mobile Housing in Canada; or with the Manufactured Home
Construction and Safety Standard, Title 24 CFR, Part 3280 in the United States; or when such a standard
is not applicable, ANSI/NCSBCS A225.1/NFPA 501A, Manufactured Home Installations Standard.
M. A vent-free room heater having an input rating of more than 10,000 BTU per hour shall not be installed
in a bedroom (ANSI Z21.11.2). If local codes allow, you may install a G8-xxR burner, having a rating of
9,500 BTU, in a bedroom. An unvented room heater having an input rating of more than 6,000 BTU per
hour shall not be installed in a bathroom (ANSI Z21.11.2).
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OPERATIONAL SAFETY INFORMATION
CAUTION: Installation and repair must be done by an NFI Certified or other qualified professional
installer.
Installer:
Carefully read these instructions before installing this gas log set. Be sure you understand all
safety precautions and warnings contained in this manual.
OPERATING YOUR UNVENTED GAS LOG SET SAFELY AND CORRECTLY
A. SOLID FUEL MUST NOT BE BURNED in a fireplace where your vent-free gas log is installed.
B. GLASS DOORS MUST BE FULLY OPEN when your vent-free gas log set is operating. This appliance
MUST NOT BE ON if glass doors are closed, as it can lead to sooting, burner outages, and possibly
explosion, causing damage or injury.
C. WARNING: DO NOT ALLOW DRAFTS INTO OR AROUND THE FIREPLACE. CLOSE (SHUT) HEATING
AND AIR CONDITIONING VENTS, RETURNS, AND OUTSIDE AIR VENTS. DO NOT OPERATE FANS
(WINDOW FANS, CEILING FANS, FLOOR FANS), WHICH MAY ALTER FLAME PATTERNS. Sooting,
excess carbon monoxide, or ODS pilot outages may occur due to drafts.
D. WARNING: DO NOT USE A BLOWER INSERT, HEAT EXCHANGER INSERT, or any other accessory
that is not specifically certified for use with your vent-free gas log set.
E. If you use Lava Granules for decorative use, do not allow Lava Granules into or on any part of the burner
or on the logs. Lava Granules should only be placed on the floor of the fireplace, in front of and to the
sides of the burner, but away from the controls.
F. Make sure there is adequate combustion and ventilation air when your log set is operating. You may need
to crack the damper or open a window slightly.
G. Discontinue using if you smell odors, or experience headaches, nausea, or dizziness.
H. To light the log set, it may be necessary to purge the unit for longer than one minute after long periods
of non-use.
I. If you operate your vent-free gas log set fueled by propane, operating characteristics may vary as the fuel
in the tank approaches empty (less than 1/4 full). Sooting and other increases in combustion by-products
will occur. Turn off your log set, refill your propane tank, and have your burners cleaned.
J. During manufacturing, various parts of this unit are treated with oils or paints. Though not harmful, they
may produce annoying smoke and smells as they are burned off during initial operation. This is a normal
occurrence. Initial break-in period should last four to six hours; maximum ventilation should be provided
by opening windows, doors, or chimney flue.
K. Keep the area around your gas log set clear of combustible materials, gasoline, and any other flammable
vapors/liquids. Provide adequate clearance for servicing and operation. Be especially cautious if your gas
log set is installed in a basement or converted garage.
L. Do not place clothing or any flammable material on or near your vent-free gas log set. Matches, paper,
garbage, or any other material must not be thrown on top of the logs, burner, or into the flame.
M. Young children should be carefully supervised when in the same room with this appliance.
N. Children and adults should be alerted to the hazard of high surface temperatures and should stay
away to avoid burns or clothing ignition.
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OPERATIONAL SAFETY INFORMATION (Cont.)
CAUTION: Installation and repair must be done by an NFI Certified or other qualified professional
installer.
Installer:
Carefully read these instructions before installing this gas log set. Be sure you understand all
safety precautions and warnings contained in this manual.
OPERATING YOUR UNVENTED GAS LOG SET SAFELY AND CORRECTLY
O. Vent-free gas logs are supplemental zone heaters, not to be used as a primary heating source. Water
vapor produced by vent-free gas logs can create moisture problems in a home when operated for
extended periods of time. If condensation begins to occur, open your damper or a window.
As a supplemental zone heater, this set should not be used more than six continuous hours per day or
more than 40 hours per week. More frequent use indicates that this unit is being used as a primary heat
source. The higher presence of carbon monoxide generated by this amount of use can be considered
unsafe.
P. DO NOT PLACE logs or other accessories, such as wood chips, pine cones, or vermiculite, on this
appliance. These items will cause improper burning, sooting, and/or high levels of carbon monoxide.
Additional logs and/or accessories may be placed around the burner system, if they do not interfere with
log set operation.
Q. Do not use your vent-free gas log set if any part of it has been underwater. Immediately call a qualified
professional service technician to inspect the set. Replace any part of the control system or gas control
affected.
R. If the gas quality is poor or pressure low, your ODS pilot may not stay lit, the burners may produce soot,
or the unit may backfire. Contact your local gas supplier immediately.
S. This appliance is designed for adults to be present while in operation. Do not leave this unit burning
when unattended or while sleeping. This is an attended appliance.
T. WARNING: Failure to keep the primary air opening(s) of the burner(s) clean may result in sooting
and property damage.
U. WARNING: All previously applied loose material, such as embers, must be removed prior to
reapplication. All replacement loose material must be purchased from the original appliance
manufacturer.
V. Unusually tight construction is defined as:
a) Walls and ceilings exposed to the outside atmosphere have a continuous water vapor retarder with
a rating of 1 perm (6x1011 kg per pa-sec-m2) or less with openings that are sealed or use gaskets;
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.
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VENTILATION AND CONFINED SPACE SAFETY INFORMATION
IT MAY BE NECESSARY TO OPEN A WINDOW SLIGHTLY (1"- 2") OR OTHERWISE INCREASE
VENTILATION. Conditions requiring this include, but are not limited to:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Installation in a confined space.
Installation in a tightly constructed home.
Installation at high altitudes.
Certain medical or physical conditions of the homeowner that may be adversely impacted by combustion
products created by burning natural or propane gas.
Your vent-free gas log set SHALL NOT BE INSTALLED IN A CONFINED SPACE or unusually tight
construction unless provisions are made for adequate combustion and ventilation air.
The National Fuel Gas Code, ANSI Z223.1/NFPA 54 defines a confined space as a space whose volume is
less than 50 cu. ft. per 1,000 BTU per hour (4.8 meters 3 per kw) of the aggregate input rating of all appliances
installed in that space. Rooms communicating directly with the space in which the appliances are installed, through
openings not furnished with doors, are considered a part of the unconfined space.
An unconfined space is a space where volume is at least 50 cu. ft. per 1,000 BTU per hour (4.8 meters 3 per kw) of
the aggregate input rating of all appliances in that space. Rooms communicating directly with the space in which
the appliances are installed, through openings not furnished with doors, are considered a part of the space.
WARNING: Do not install the unvented burner system where the room is considered a confined space (see Fig.
9-1).
To determine if the area where this gas log set is to be installed fits the definition of an unconfined space, multiply
the length of the room by the width of the room by the height of the room, then multiply by 20. The result is the
maximum BTU allowed.
(Length x Width x Height x 20 = Maximum BTUs allowed)
Installation in a tightly constructed home and/
or installation at high altitudes may cause your
vent-free gas log set to produce excessive heat or
excessive moisture. The oxygen depletion sensor
may shut down the log set. These conditions may be
corrected by opening a window or otherwise increasing
the number of air changes in the home.
Example: To install a Peterson Real-Fyre® 24" ventfree gas log set with 39,000 BTU (nat. gas) in a space
with no other gas-burning appliances, the space
MUST be 1,950 cu. ft. or larger (assuming an 8' ceiling,
space dimensions must be a minimum of 243.75 sq.
ft., i.e.; 16.3' x 15', etc.) (see Fig. 9-1).
The Peterson Real-Fyre® vent-free gas log set has
been certified to function safely and reliably with
emission by-products well within accepted safety and
health standards. Your specific medical or physical
condition may render you more sensitive to products
created by burning natural or propane gas. If this is
the case, you should open a window or otherwise
increase ventilation.
H
W
L
REMEMBER
L X W X H X 20 = Maximum BTU allowed
L X W X H X 20 = MAXIMUM BTUs ALLOWED
Fig. 9-1
If the space is smaller than the above formula
allows, and/or smaller than the examples and
diagrams on this page specify, DO NOT install
the vent-free gas log set unless provisions for
additional combustion and ventilation air are made.
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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MINIMUM CLEARANCE TO COMBUSTIBLES
or blowers, etc. Because of these variables, we cannot
guarantee that heat warping or discoloration will never
occur. The potential for heat warping or discoloration may
exist no matter what item(s) you are burning in the fireplace,
including wood.
If the unvented gas log set is installed in a factory-built
fireplace, follow the manufacturer’s guidelines for minimum
clearances to combustibles. In the absence of such
guidelines, follow the instructions below:
Clearances to Combustible Construction:
Side walls: 6" from side of fireplace opening (Fig. 10-1)
Ceiling: 42" from top of fireplace opening (Fig. 10-1)
Mantel: (see Figs. 10-2, 10-3, and paragraph A below)
Flooring: (see paragraph B below)
The dimensions shown in Fig. 10-1 are MINIMUM
CLEARANCES to maintain when you install this gas log set.
BOTH SIDES of the fireplace opening MUST BE AT LEAST
6" from any combustible side walls. The ceiling MUST BE
at least 42" from the top of the fireplace opening.
Note: Clearances to combustible construction are
those distances required to ensure that fireplace
mantels, facings, walls, ceilings, and floorings will
not catch fire.
Fig. 10-1
min. 42"
min. 42"
In most cases, these clearances should also be adequate to
prevent any discoloration or warping due to heat. However,
every gas log installation presents a different and unique
set of circumstances involving many variables beyond the
control of the gas log manufacturer. These include paint or
finish composition, previous exposure to heat, methods and
quality of construction, airflow patterns, glass doors, fans,
min
6"
Rear
opening
min
6"
Front
opening
Height
Height
Front
Depth
Front
opening width
Depth
Front
Back
opening width
Front
Back
HOW TO CORRECTLY SIZE AND INSTALL MANTELS AND FIREPLACE HOODS
A. ABOVE THE FIREPLACE:
To install the unvented gas log set, there must ALWAYS be noncombustible or heat-resistant material immediately
above the fireplace opening. Heat-resistant materials (i.e., marble or slate) must be at least 5/8" thick. Sheet metal
should not be installed onto combustible materials. If you DO NOT install a fireplace hood, there MUST be at least
12" of noncombustible or heat-resistant material immediately above the fireplace opening (see X in Fig. 10-2
below). If you DO install a fireplace hood, there MUST be at least 10" of noncombustible or heat-resistant material
immediately above the fireplace opening (see Y in Fig. 10-3 below). If there is a wooden mantel, shelf, or other
combustible projection above the fireplace, follow the information in Fig. 10-2 or Fig. 10-3 below.
EXAMPLE:
If the fireplace has a combustible projection (mantel or shelf) 20" above the top of the firebox,
the maximum horizontal projection out from the face of the fireplace will be:
1. If a fireplace hood is not installed - 2.5" (see Fig. 10-2).
2. If a fireplace hood is installed - 10" (see Fig. 10-3).
IF YOU CANNOT MEET THESE MINIMUM CLEARANCES, YOU MUST OPERATE THE UNVENTED GAS
LOG SET WITH THE CHIMNEY FLUE DAMPER OPEN.
MANTEL
CLEARANCE
WITH
HOOD *
MANTEL clearance
CLEARANCEwithout
WITHOUT
HOOD
B. IN FRONT OF THE
Mantel
hood
Mantel
clearance
with
hood*
Hor izontal
FIREPLACE:
projection
10"
HORIZONTAL
PROJECTION
8"
Be certain that
combustible flooring
material (i.e., carpet,
tile, etc.) is not too close
to the unvented gas
log set. If the unvented
gas log set is at floor
level or less than 6 "
above the floor, there
MUST be at least 12" (1
foot) of noncombustible
material between the
front of the fireplace
and any combustible
flooring.
FACE OF
FROM face
from
of
fiFIREPLACE
replace
6"
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horizontal
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FACE OF
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replace
2.5
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.75"
Noncombustible
NON-COMBUSTIBLE
orORheat-resistant
HEAT RESISTANT
material
MATERIAL
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28"
25"
20"
10"
8"
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NON-COMBUSTIBLE
or
heat-resistant
OR HEAT RESISTANT
material
MATERIAL
2.5"
1.5"
Y
10"
12"
Vertical
DISTANCES
VERTICALdistances
toTOunderside
OF
UNDERSIDE of
MANTEL
mantel
Height
above
HEIGHT ABOVE
opening
OPENING
Projection
out
PROJECTION OUT
FROM FACE
from
face
0"-12"
12"-20"
20"-25"
25'-28"
28"-30"
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30" Plus
0"
3/4"
2 1/2"
6"
8"
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TOP OF
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rebox
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fiFIREBOX
rebox
FIREBOX
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PROJECTION
FIREBOX
Firebox
10
15"
Height
ABOVE
HEIGHT above
opening
OPENING
0"-10"
10"-12"
12"-15"
15'-17"
17"-20"
Plus
20" PLUS
Fig. 10-3
Fig. 10-2
12"
17"
20"+
Vertical
DISTANCES
VERTICALdistances
OF
UNDERSIDE of
TOunderside
to
MANTEL
mantel
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1 1/2"
2 1/2"
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8"
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WHEN USED AS A VENTED DECORATIVE APPLIANCE (PER ANSI Z21.60b-2004)
This appliance is for installation in a solid-fuel burning fireplace (masonry fireplace or manufactured
fireplace) with a working flue and constructed of noncombustible material.
These gas logs may be installed as vented decorative log sets in compliance with ANSI Z21.60b-2004 and
National Fuel Gas Code, Section 6.6. The minimum permanent free opening of the fireplace chimney or
chimney damper must be at least 29 sq. in. based upon a minimum chimney height of at least 15'. Chimney
damper must be fixed in a manner to maintain a permanent free opening at all times. To accomplish this, install
a screw or bolt in the edge of the damper to prevent closing, or drill holes in damper or remove damper.
INSTALLATION - CONNECTING THE GAS TO THE BURNER SYSTEM
BEFORE PROCEEDING, CAREFULLY READ ALL OF THE IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
CONTAINED IN THIS OWNER’S MANUAL, INCLUDING:
A. Pre-Installation and Fireplace Preparation Safety Guidelines
B. Ventilation and Confined Space Information
C. Installation Safety Guidelines
I M P O R T A N T
Be sure you have read and understand all safety precautions and warnings
contained in this manual.
Note: To install your Real-Fyre® vent-free gas log set, your fireplace must have a gas supply line
that has been installed by a qualified, professional technician in accordance with all local
codes. Refer to the PARTS LIST when installing the vent-free gas log set.
Tools Required:
1. Adjustable open-ended wrench
2. Pliers
3. Propane gas resistant pipe compound or Teflon
tape
4. Soapy water solution & brush for leak detection
5. Flathead screwdriver
6. Manometer (recommended for checking gas
pressure)
CHECK GAS TYPE (natural or propane). The gas supply must be the same as stated on your gas log
set rating plate. If the gas supply is different, DO NOT INSTALL. Contact your dealer for immediate
assistance.
W A R N I N G
Do not connect this appliance directly to a high pressure natural gas line or an unregulated propane tank.
Refer to the PARTS LIST when installing the vent-free gas log set.
1. MAKE SURE THE FIREPLACE GAS SUPPLY IS TURNED OFF.
2. Center the burner assembly in the fireplace. Make certain that no part of the assembly protrudes beyond the
face of the fireplace.
3. Attach the large adaptor fitting of the flex connector kit to the fireplace gas supply line using pipe compound
resistant to propane gas or Teflon tape. Tighten the connection. Connect one end of flex connector to the
large adaptor, and the other end to the adapter on the valve assembly.
4. Make sure that the control valve on the burner system is in the OFF position. Turn on the gas to the fireplace
and check for leaks at all connections.
Test all gas joints from the gas meter to the valve assembly for leaks using a gas analyzer
or soap and water solution after completing connection.
DO NOT USE AN OPEN FLAME FOR CHECKING GAS LEAKS.
11
LOGS - PARTS LIST
WARNING
Failure to position the parts in accordance with these diagrams, or failure to use only parts specifically
approved with this heater, may result in property damage or personal injury.
1
4
2
3
RD = Golden Oak Designer
Note: To aid in positioning
the logs, Logs
#2 and #3 have
numbers engraved
into the notches,
and Log #4 has the
number on an end
face.
S = Split Oak
FO=Forest Oak
ITEM
NO.
QTY.
1.
2
RDL-9-2-24B
SL-9-2-24B
FOL-9-2-24B
Bottom log
2.
2
RDL-9-2-10TY
SL-9-2-10TY
FOL-9-2-10TY
Top Y log 8"
3.
2
RDL-9-2-8TR
SL-9-2-8TR
FOL-9-2-8TR
Top Y log 9"
4.
2
RL9-2-8T
SL9-2-8T
FOL9-2-8T
Bonus logs
PART NO.
12
DESCRIPTION
BURNER PARTS LIST FOR MILLIVOLT VALVE
11
10
9
8
6
7
2
1
5
4
2
3
ITEM
NO.
1.
ITEM
NO.
6.
DESCRIPTION
Piezo ignitor (1)
DESCRIPTION
Rear burner (1)
2.
Switch (2)
7.
Grate (1)
3.
Front burner (1)
8.
4.
Valve (natural) (1)
Valve (propane) (1)
Pilot (natural) (1)
Pilot (propane) (1)
9.
Connector kit
Center burner (1)
10.
Lava granules (2)
11.
Glowing embers (2)
5.
13
CONNECTING THE GAS TO THE BURNER SYSTEM (Cont.)
1. Center the burner assembly in the fireplace. Make
certain that no part of the assembly protrudes
beyond the face of the fireplace.
2. Attach the large adaptor fitting of the flex connector kit to the gas supply line using pipe compound
resistant to propane gas or Teflon tape. Tighten
the connection. Connect one end of flex connector
to the large adaptor, and the other end to the
elbow connector on the burner assembly (see
Fig. 14-1).
3. Make sure that the control valve on the assembly
is in the OFF position (see Fig. 14-2). Turn on
the gas to the fireplace and check for leaks at
all connections by using a soapy water solution.
Never use an open flame to check for leaks.
Elbow connector
Adapter
Flex connector
Gas supply
line
Fig. 14-1
ATTACH BURNER PLATE TO THE
FLOOR
OFF
Two holes are provided in the base plate (Fig. 14-3) to
enable you to secure your burner set to the floor. After
centering the burner base plate in the fireplace, indicate
hole placement with the holes in the base plate. You may
have to drill holes in the floor of the fireplace (Note: If you
have a manufactured fireplace, check with the fireplace
manufacturer before drilling holes in the floor). Attach
and secure the base plate with appropriate screws (not
provided).
ON
Millivote gas valve control knob
operating positions
Fig. 14-2
Fig. 14-3
Hole
HOLE
HOLE
Hole
14
PILOT
CHECKING GAS PRESSURE
W A R N I N G
Do not connect this appliance directly to a high pressure natural gas line or an unregulated propane tank.
Test all gas joints from the gas meter to the valve assembly for leaks using a gas analyzer or soap and
water solution after completing connection. DO NOT USE AN OPEN FLAME FOR CHECKING GAS
LEAKS.
I M P O R T A N T
Check the gas pressure with your heater gas log set burning and the control set to HIGH.
The gas log set and its main gas valve must be disconnected from the gas supply piping system during any
pressure testing of that system at test pressures in excess of 1/2 psig. The gas log set must be isolated from
the gas supply piping system by closing its equipment shut-off valve during any pressure testing of the gas
supply piping system at test pressures equal to or less than 1/2 psig. This is accomplished by closing the gas
supply line valve.
Millivolt Safety Pilot Valve (Fig. 15-1)
The valve regulator controls the burner pressure which
should be checked at the pressure inlet point.Turn
the inlet screw counter-clockwise 2 or 3 turns and
then place the tubing of the pressure gauge over the
pressure inlet point. (The test inlet point is closest to
the gas supply inlet.) After taking the pressure reading,
be sure to turn the inlet screw clockwise firmly to reseal. Do not over torque. Check for gas leaks.
Fig. 15-1
MILLIVOLT VALVE PORT LOCATIONS
GAS SUPPLY INLET
PRESSURE TEST INLET
PRESSURE TEST OUTLET
GAS PRESSURE SPECIFICATIONS -
NATURAL GAS
PROPANE (L.P.) GAS
MILLIVOLT PRESSURE
MILLIVOLT PRESSURE
Outlet Pressure Reading:
Gas Inlet Pressure:
Min. 3.5" w.c. Outlet Pressure Reading:
Max. 10.5" w.c. Gas Inlet Pressure:
Min. 5" w.c.
15
Min. 10" w.c.
Max. 13" w.c.
Min. 11" w.c.
GLOWING EMBER AND LOG PLACEMENT
GLOWING EMBER PLACEMENT
Your glowing embers are provided in a bag labelled
glowing embers. It is very important that you use only
the embers supplied with your set and do not add
additional embers. Open the bag carefully and slide the
embers out. Spread them evenly in a thin layer across
the bottom burners and ember tray, ensuring that there
are no ember clumps larger than 1/4" in diameter. If the
embers have clumped during shipment, break up the
clumps and spread them across the burner.
Place glowing embers on ember burners
below bottom logs
Proper log placement is critical to ensure proper
performance of your Real-Fyre® gas log set. Be sure to
follow log placement instructions carefully! Logs are placed the same way for both Golden Oak designer and
Split Oak styles.
LOG PLACEMENT
WARNING
Failure to position the parts in accordance with these diagrams, or failure to use only parts specifically
approved with this heater, may result in property damage or personal injury.
Carefully follow the detailed instructions on pages 16-18 for correct log placement.
16
GLOWING EMBER AND LOG PLACEMENT (Cont.)
4 EASY STEPS TO LOG PLACEMENT
Each log in your Real-Fyre® heater gas log set is numbered to aid in the log placement procedures,
and also has seating notches which stabilize the logs together in their correct position.
Fig. 17-1
1. Using the top burner supports as log
positioners, set the two (2) bottom
logs (Log #1) in their approximate
positions on the grate, as shown in
Fig. 17-1. Ensure that the positoners
slot into the back of each bottom log.
1
1
Fig. 17-2
2. Position the two (2) intermediate (“Y”)
logs (Log #2) on top of the bottom
logs, as shown in Fig. 17-2. Locate
the logs so that each one fits into 2
notches; one end on each bottom
#1 logs, and one end (engraved with
a “2”) at the end of the corresponding log, forming a stable square.
2
2
Fig. 17-3
3. Position the two (2) smaller “Y” top logs
(Log #3) on the top of the intermediate and bottom logs, as shown in Fig.
17-3. Locate the logs by fitting one
end into the notch on an intermediate
log (Log #2), and the other two ends
into the notches at the end of each
of the bottom logs, with the “3” facing
outermost, as shown in Fig. 17-3.
3
3
4. Position the two (2) top logs (Log #4) on
the top of Logs #3 and the bottom logs,
as shown in Fig. 17-4. Locate the logs
so that they rest with one end in the notch
on Log #3 and the other (the “v” end) into
the remaining notches on the bottom log.
Fig. 17-4
4
4
17
GLOWING EMBER AND LOG PLACEMENT (Cont.)
CAUTION: BURN HAZARD. LOGS WILL REMAIN HOT FOR
SOME TIME AFTER USE.
Fig. 18-1
YOU MUST MAINTAIN THE LOG LAYOUT AS SHOWN TO ENSURE PROPER
OPERATION OF YOUR LOG SET.
Note spacing between logs
IF YOU NEED TO REPOSITION ANY LOG TO MAINTAIN THE PROPER LAYOUT,
USE HEAT RESISTANT GLOVES OR ALLOW LOGS ADEQUATE TIME TO COOL
BEFORE HANDLING.
Glowing embers
After setting the logs into position as described on previous page, ensure
each is properly and firmly situated. Your heater gas log set will not function
as intended if the logs are not correctly positioned. When placed properly,
the flames will not strike any portion of Logs #2, 3, or 4. Periodically check
the positioning of all logs to ensure proper log placement and stability. If any
flame is striking Logs #2, 3, or 4, recheck log placement. Adjust to conform
with instructions. There should be no flame impingement on these logs.
Lava granules are provided as an aesthetic enhancement to your heater gas
log set and do not affect its operation. Spread the lava granules on the floor of
your firebox around the front and the sides of your gas log set (Fig. 18-1). BE
SURE THAT NO GRANULES ENTER THE BURNER SYSTEM OR INTERFERE
WITH THE BURNING OF YOUR LOG SET.
Note: Granules spread around log set
OPERATING YOUR LOG SET - LIGHTING AND EXTINGUISHING
IMPORTANT
For all valves, the air MUST be purged from the gas line before the pilot will light properly. The time taken to
do this will depend on the length of gas line from the meter to the unit and the length of time since the unit
or gas line was last used (in the case of non-use during warm weather for example). It may take from 3-15
minutes before all the air is purged and the pilot will light properly. This is done using the method for lighting
the pilot, but holding in the control valve for a longer period. Follow the LIGHTING INSTRUCTIONS in this
manual for your specific valve type.
* We recommend that before you install your log set you familiarize yourself with the control
valve layout. This will help you to be confident operating the log set when fully installed.
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.
The Peterson Real-Fyre® gas log set has a pilot
which must be lit by hand. When lighting the pilot,
follow these instructions exactly.
A. BEFORE LIGHTING, smell all around the
gas log set area for gas. Be sure to smell
next to the floor because some gas is
heavier than air and will settle on the floor.
Do not try to light the appliance.
•
Do not touch any electrical switch, do not use any
phone in your building.
•
Immediately call your gas supplier from a
•
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, professional service technician. Force or
attempted repair may result in fire or explosion.
B. WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS
•
neighbor’s phone. Follow the gas supplier’s
instructions.
D. Do not use the gas log set if any part has
been underwater. Immediately call a qualified,
professional service technician to inspect the
gas log set and to replace any part of the control
system and any gas control which has been
underwater.
Your Peterson Real-Fyre® heater gas log set is equipped with a millivolt gas valve that can be controlled with
a toggle switch, wall switch, wall thermostat, or remote control. The millivolt control also incorporates a HI/LO
knob that is used to vary the height of the flame and the heat output.
18
OPERATING YOUR REAL-FYRE® HEATER GAS LOG SET
The gas will now flow to the bottom burners, top burner
and through the carryover tube (see Fig. 19-2). The
carryover tube will ignite first, which in turn lights both
bottom burners and the top burner. The entire ignition
sequence normally takes one to three seconds.
5"- 8"
TOP
Top
BURNER
burner
Observe all burners’ flames. The bottom burner flames
should be blue at the base and a combination of blue/
yellow at the body and tips. Front flames should be 2"
to 4" tall. The top flame will be blue at the base and a
combination of blue and yellow at the body and tips,
and should be 5" to 8" tall, with the center flame being
the tallest (see Fig. 19-1).
Your Real-Fyre® heater gas log set is now ready for
you to enjoy. Follow LIGHTING INSTRUCTIONS.
Then, simply turn your ON/OFF/PILOT knob and
toggle switch to the ON position and adjust the HI/LO
adjustment knob to the flame height & heat output you
desire (Fig. 19-2). Note: To lower the setting, turn to
the right or clockwise direction. When you are finished
enjoying your log set, flip either toggle switch to the
OFF position. The pilot will remain lit.
If total shutdown is desired, turn the valve control knob
HI/LO ADJUSTMENT KNOB
Burner
BURNER
CARRYOVER
carryover
TUBE
tube
2"- 4"
2"- 4"
BOTTOM
Bottom
BURNER
burner
BOTTOM
Bottom
BURNER
burner
SideVIEW
viewWITH
with BURNERS
burners on
SIDE
ON
Fig. 19-1
home, size of the room in which the log set is installed,
central heating, ceiling fans, altitude, drafts, pet hair,
the size of the fireplace, paint or soot inside the
fireplace, etc., all have an influence on the proper
operation of an unvented appliance and its pilot/ODS
system. A normally operating unvented log set will
demonstrate the following characteristics:
• A lively, realistic flame and front ember glow. The
flame will be blue/yellow on the front burner and
on the rear burner.
• Clean burning combustion, which will produce no
soot or smoke, after normal break-in.
• Production of no odor, other than normal odors
associated with the combustion of propane or
natural gas.
• Production of water vapor. Water vapor helps to
increase indoor humidity, which may be beneficial
during the dry heating season.
ON/OFF/PILOT KNOB
Fig. 19-2
from the ON position to the PILOT position. Push
the control knob in slightly and turn from the PILOT
position to the OFF position. Your pilot light will be
extinguished. If you wish to re-light your heater gas
log set, follow the section entitled OPERATING YOUR
GAS LOG SET - LIGHTING AND EXTINGUISHING.
BURNER
Burner
CARRYOVER
carryover
TUBE
tube
If you operate your heater gas log set fueled by
propane gas, operating characteristics may vary as
the fuel in the tank approaches empty (less than 1/4
full). Sooting and other increases in combustion byproducts will occur. Turn off your log set and re-fill your
propane tank.
Every Real-Fyre® heater gas log set that leaves the
factory is quality checked to ensure that it has been
manufactured to the specifications to which it was
submitted and approved for certification. This check
includes an operational test to ensure both satisfactory
combustion and operation.
Each installation site for any unvented appliance
presents its own unique combustion environment.
Specific factors such as weather tightness of the
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CLEANING AND SERVICING
A. Always shut off the gas to heater gas log set while performing service work.
B. Allow your heater gas log set to cool before servicing.
C. Your gas log set should be inspected regularly to prevent burner shutdown, sooting, odors, etc. This unit must
be cleaned at least annually by a professional service person with the correct tools to service this unit to check
for clean burning operation and proper ODS appearance. More frequent cleaning may be required. Excessive
lint can build up on this unit from carpeting, bedding material, pet hairs, or other particles in the air. It is critical
that all control components, burners, and circulating air passageways be kept clean and free of all obstructions.
Your ODS/pilot is especially sensitive to a dirty environment and will not function properly if dirty.
Make certain all air openings are clean and
free of obstructions, including:
Burner
tube
Burner carryover
Carryover Tube
Air
shutter
Air
Shutter
ODS
pilot
ODS Pilot
Gas
supplyTube
tube
Gas Supply
1. The two (2) air intake openings on
the ODS/pilot assembly.
2. The pilot opening.
3. The air shutters - both of the
bottom burners and the top
burner for propane and natural
gas.
4. All of the ports on the carry over
tube.
5. All of the ports on both the front/
bottom burner and the rear/top
burner.
Toggle
switch
Toggle switch
Burner
Burner
grate
Grate
Bracket
bracket
Bottom
burner
Bottom Burner
Piezo
ignitor
Piezo Ignitor
Burner
Burner
Carryover
carryover
Tube
tube
Millivolt
Millivolt
Control
control
Valve
valve
Bottom Burner
Bottom
burner
Toggle
switch
Toggle switch
Top Burner
burner
Air
Air shutter
Shutter Top
D. Any safety screen or guard removed for servicing must be replaced prior to operating this gas log set.
Only limited cleaning will be required under normal use of your heater gas log set.
TO CLEAN YOUR LOG SET
1. Remove the logs. Use a vacuum cleaner to remove loose particles from all surfaces of the logs. Do not use
cleaning fluids to clean the log or any other part of the log set.
2. Dust the grate, the base of the assembly, and the burners.
3. Replace the logs as instructed in the section entitled GLOWING EMBER AND LOG PLACEMENT in this
manual.
If, after a period of use, the flames start to exhibit unusual shapes and behavior, or the burners fail to ignite
smoothly, the burner holes may require some cleaning. If this happens, it is preferable to contact your nearest
dealer to get your heater gas log set serviced.
Do not remove rating plate and/or warning tags. These labels are an integral safety and identification
component of this appliance.
During periods of heavy use, inspect your heater gas log set frequently for evidence of sooting. If sooting is present,
discontinue use until the source of sooting is corrected.
PILOTopening
OPENING
Pilot
Air
intake
AIR INTAKE
OPENINGS
openings
Air
intake
AIR INTAKE
OPENINGS
openings
Fig. 20-1
ToT
OvV
aALlv
VEe
Blow air into this
BLOW of
AIR tubing
INTO THIS END
end
OF TUBING ATTACHED TO
attached
valve
VALVE (INPUT to
SIDE)
20
Fig. 20-2
CLEANING AND SERVICING
CLEANING YOUR ODS/PILOT
Periodic cleaning and maintenance of your heater gas log set is recommended to ensure that your log set
operates properly. Cleaning of the ODS pilot system is an important part of the maintenance program. This ODS
pilot cleaning procedure must be performed by a qualified, professional service technician familiar with the specific
characteristics of your log set.
1. Turn your heater gas log set to the OFF position and allow it to cool. Inspect the pilot area (see Fig. 21-1)
for any visual contamination or debris (usually lint, hair, spider webs, or small insects). Lightly brush off all
external surfaces while vacuuming loosened debris from the pilot opening. Be careful not to brush any foreign
material into the pilot opening.
2. Clean out both air intake openings (see Fig. 21-2) by lightly brushing around the openings while vacuuming.
Note: It is very important that the air intake openings be kept clear of debris. Should the openings become
blocked, the pilot system will not operate properly.
3. Light the pilot (see OPERATING YOUR LOG SET). The pilot flame should appear as shown in the
instructions.
4. If the pilot flame does not burn as indicated in the instructions, extinguish the pilot by turning the valve to the
full OFF position. Using a compressed air duster (commonly available at computer, electronic or office supply
stores), insert the flexible nozzle through either air intake openings, ensuring that the nozzle is pointed toward
the pilot opening (see Fig. 21-2). Blow air through both air intake openings to clear out any debris that may
be in the system.
5. Re-light the pilot and inspect it to be sure it is burning as shown in the instructions. If not, extinguish the pilot
and turn off the gas supply to your gas log set. Using an adjustable or a 1/4" wrench, disconnect the pilot
gas line from the valve (see Fig. 21-1).
6. Insert the flexible nozzle of the compressed air duster and blow air into the input end of the pilot gas line to
remove any blockages. (see Fig. 21-2). Do not blow air directly into the pilot opening. Blow air in the
direction of the gas flow.
7. Re-install the pilot gas line and check for leaks.
8. Light the pilot to make sure it is operating properly (see OPERATING YOUR GAS LOG SET - LIGHTING &
EXTINGUISHING).
9. If the pilot still does not operate properly, the ODS may need to be replaced with the same model as the
one on your unvented burner.
Fig. 21-1
Pilot
ODS
PILOT
ODSsystem
SYSTEM
AIRshutter
SHUTTER
Air
OPENINGS
openings
Pilot
PILOTgas
GAS
LINE
line
Fig. 21-2
Flexible
FLEXIBLE
NOZZLE
nozzle
Air
AIR intake
INTAKE
OPENINGS
openings
PILOTopening
OPENING
Pilot
Burner
BURNER
PORT
port
HOLES
holes
Compressed
COMPRESSED
AIRduster
DUSTER
air
Disconnect
gas
lineLINE
and
DISCONNECTpilot
PILOT
GAS
blow
air through
this endTHIS END
AND BLOW
AIR THROUGH
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LIGHTING INSTRUCTIONS - SERIES 12 VALVE
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.
Do not use this appliance if any part has been underwater. Immediately call for a qualified professional service technician
to inspect the appliance and to replace any part of the control system and any gas control that has been underwater.
The
Sensor)
pilot
that
can be
by lit
using
the built
in piezo
ignitor
switch
The Real-Fyre
Real-Fyre®®burner
burnersystem
systemhas
hasan
anODS
ODS(Oxygen
(OxygenDepletion
Depletion
Sensor)
pilot
which
canlitbe
by hand
using
a match
or lighter.
on
the
burner,
or
by
hand
using
a
match
or
long
necked
lighter.
When
lighting
the
ODS
pilot,
follow
these
instructions
exactly.
When lighting the ODS pilot, follow these instructions exactly.
BEFORE LIGHTING, smell all around the burner area for gas. Be sure to smell next to the floor as some gas is heavier than
air and will settle on the floor. IF YOU SMELL GAS, FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS ON PAGE 1.
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 professional service technician. Force or attempted repair may result in fire or explosion.
LIGHTING THE ODS PILOT
ADJUSTING THE ODS PILOT
To read the safety valve control knob (Fig. 22-1),
read the marking nearest the teardrop-shaped metal
pointer.
1. If the safety valve control knob is in the PILOT
position, push in slightly on the knob and rotate it
clockwise
to the OFF position.
2. Release knob and wait five minutes.
3. Turn safety valve knob counterclockwise
to the
PILOT position. (Only the ODS pilot gas will flow
when the knob is pushed in.)
4. Place
a long
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at theinODS
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hold
the or
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valve lighter
knob fully
and
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and atignitor
the same
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in the piezo
button
several
until
valve
knob
fully
in. The ODS pilot will light.
the ODS
pilot
lights.
5. Hold the safety valve knob in for approximately 60
seconds before releasing.
6. If the ODS pilot does not stay lit, turn the safety
valve knob clockwise
to the full OFF position.
Wait five minutes, then repeat steps 3 through 5.
IGNITING THE MAIN BURNER
With the ODS pilot lit, turn the safety valve knob
counterclockwise
to the ON position. Switch the toggle
switch control to the ON position and the burner will light.
Refer to the PARTS LIST for the toggle switch location.
a. The ODS pilot flame should encircle the generator
tip, and is preset at the factory ( Fig. 22-2 ).
Ordinarily, the ODS pilot will not require field
adjustment.
b. If adjustment is necessary, remove the cap screw
(Fig. 22-1) and turn the smaller gas adjustment
screw inside counterclockwise
to increase the
ODS pilot flame, and clockwise
to decrease
the ODS pilot flame. Replace the cap screw.
MAINTENANCE
Your pan burner is equipped with a safety ODS pilot
that will shut off the gas supply in case the ODS pilot is
not burning or functioning properly. Make sure the ODS
pilot is adjusted properly and that the generator spade
clips are tightly connected to the terminal screws on
the valve. If the ODS pilot will not stay lit, call your local
gas utility or gas supplier.
A periodic check of the following should be performed
at least annually by a qualified professional service
representative:
1. Valves and toggle switch control for proper
operation.
2. Flue system for rust, damage, or leaks.
3. Damper operation.
SHUTTING OFF THE MAIN BURNER
Switch the toggle switch control clockwise
OFF position. The ODS pilot will remain lit.
4. Orifices for dirt or other foreign matter.
to the
SHUTTING OFF THE ODS PILOT
Be sure the toggle switch control is OFF and depress
and turn the safety valve knob clockwise
to the OFF
position.
5. Visual check on the burner.
If this unit was shipped with a remote, or if a remote
system was installed later, read and follow the
separate remote instructions to operate the burner
remotely.
Flame touching
Toggle switch
ODS pilot
cap screw
ODS pilot
gas port
IN
Wiring harness
OUT
IN
TH TH
TP
TP
Thermocouple
Safety
valve
control
knob
Note: ODS pilot flame should encircle top of the thermopile
Fig. 22-2 Lighting the ODS pilot
Fig. 22-1
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TROUBLESHOOTING
POSSIBLE CAUSE
1
SOLUTIONS
BURNER SHUTTING DOWN DURING OPERATION
A. Insufficient or excessive gas
pressure
A1. Check gas pressure (check with local gas company). For natural gas, pressure must
be minimum 5" w.c. at fireplace with burner operating. Maximum inlet gas pressure
is 10.5", w.c. Reading at inlet pressure tap (farthest to valve inlet) on remote-capable
valves burners should be 5" w.c. (minimum). With the knob on high, maximum inlet
pressure is 10.5" w.c.
A2. Other gas appliances may be on the same gas line, dropping gas pressure to the
log set. Check pressures with everything operating to ensure adequate pressure.
B. Foreign debris in or around the
fireplace and around the air
intake of the ODS pilot
B. Dust, carpet fibers, paper, spider webs, pet hair, etc. in fireplace or on burner assembly
can affect operation of burner and ODS pilot assembly. Clean out debris and vacuum
around burner for accumulated dust. Vacuum or use compressed air to clean out the
ODS pilot assembly area, air shutter holes, burner orifices, and ODS pilot air intake
openings. Blockage in this area will affect the operation of the ODS pilot assembly.
C. Room size (unconfined space)
C. 50 cu. ft. is required for every 1,000 BTU. Multiply the room’s length x width x
height by 20 (L x W x H x 20). If resulting number is less than the BTU rating of
the burner, ODS pilot outages may occur. Provisions for adequate combustion and
ventilation air must be made (see VENTILATION AND COMBINED SPACE SAFETY
INFORMATION).
D. Log placement
D. Your logs may have notches for correct placement. The burner may have brackets
for correct placement. Make sure log set is placed in proper position (see LOG
PLACEMENT) so there is no flame impingement on the log set.
E. Flue area, fireplace, or damper
dirty from soot
E. Clean around, above, and under damper thoroughly. Clean fireplace, removing loose
material, including soot and creosote.
F. Fans, furnaces, air conditioning
vents, returns, or fireplace
outside air vents near or blowing
into fireplace may create drafts,
altering flame patterns
F. Eliminate drafts by closing heating and air conditioning vents, returns, and closing
outside air vents. Fans blowing directly into the fireplace should be turned off when
set is operating.
G. Blockages on burner
G. Vacuum any Lava Granules or material that may have fallen onto burner pipe area
H. Fireplaces with high top cavities
can accumulate by-products
of combustion, which can start
recirculating, causing shutdown
H. Open window or damper slightly. Move burner forward if possible, or otherwise
increase ventilation.
I.
I.
Insufficient air circulation
Check log placement, Glowing Ember placement, Bryte CoalsTM placement, and
sizing of log set (check your owner’s manual for proper placement and requirements).
Reposition burner closer to the front of fireplace. (Note: Do not place burner too
close to combustibles.) (See INSTALLATION SAFETY GUIDELINES section.)
J. Fireplace too small for unit
J. Ensure minimum requirements are met (see FIREPLACE SIZE REQUIREMENT
section).
K. At high altitude, too much heat
or moisture can cause ODS
pilot to shut down log set
K. Open a window or the damper slightly or otherwise increase the ventilation. Your set
may not be certified for use over 2,000 feet. Check your owner’s manual.
L. ODS pilot flame lifting off
thermocouple/generator
L. Check gas pressure (see item A1 in this table).
M. Soot inside burner
M. Take burner tube out of unit and shake it or tap it to loosen soot inside burner. Clean
thoroughly and place burner tube back onto unit.
N. Pilot (remote-capable)
N. Contact your dealer for instructions on replacement.
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TROUBLESHOOTING (Cont.)
POSSIBLE CAUSE
2
SOLUTIONS
ODS PILOT WILL NOT LIGHT
A. ODS pilot flame lifting off thermocouple/generator
A. Check gas pressure.
B. Piezo spark not lighting ODS pilot
B. Check to make sure piezo is sparking when turning ignitor control
knob. (Note: You may need to turn ignitor several times to ignite
ODS pilot.) See LIGHTING INSTRUCTIONS section.
C. Gas supply off/manual shutoff valve closed
C. Turn on gas supply or open manual shutoff valve.
D. Air in gas line
D. Hold control knob to bleed the line and repeat LIGHTING
INSTRUCTIONS until air is removed.
3
HIGH CO - CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS IN HOME TURNING ALARM ON
A. High CO levels
A. TURN OFF UNIT IMMEDIATELY.
B. Call a qualified service technician or your gas supplier.
4
CONDENSATION
A. High room humidity and cold walls or windows will
create condensation in room
5
A. Open a window or damper slightly.
LOW FLAME HEIGHT
A. Low gas pressure
A. Check gas pressure.
B. Propane tank running low
B. Fill tank completely.
BURNER NOT BURNING EVENLY
6
A. Top burner lights; bottom burner has delayed
ignition or does not light
A1. Check gas pressure. Can be caused by too small a gas line (see
ANSI 223.1/NFPA 54 Piping Guidelines).
A2. Low propane fuel gas level. Vacuum burner tube for soot blockage
and fill propane tank.
A3. Flash tube (if present) blocked. Clear blockage.
B. Burner orifice clogged
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B. Clean burner orifice.
NO SPARK AT ODS PILOT WHEN IGNITOR CONTROL KNOB IS TURNED
A. Ignitor electrode wire loose
8
A. Check wiring and reconnect any loose wiring
ODORS
A. New log set (break-in period)
A. Burn unit for four to six hours with damper, doors, or windows open.
Allow odors to dissipate.
B. Odors created by aerosol sprays, detergents,
household chemicals, and insecticides
B. When these odors are drawn into the fireplace, this may cause
objectionable odors. Thoroughly ventilate the area before restarting
your log set.
C. Gas leak
C. Locate gas leak and correct all leaks.
D. New home, new carpet, or new paint
D. When these odors are drawn into the fireplace, this may cause
objectionable odors. Thoroughly ventilate the area before restarting
your log set.
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TROUBLESHOOTING (Cont.)
POSSIBLE CAUSE
9
SOLUTIONS
SOOTING
A. Low gas pressure
A. Check gas pressure.
B. Drafts in room
B. Eliminate drafts by closing heating and air conditioning vents,
returns, and outside air vents. Fans blowing directly into fireplace
should be turned off when set is operating.
C. Air shutters blocked
C. Burner air shutters are blocked with debris. Vacuum debris in and
around burner area.
D. Log placement
D. Some log sets have notches on the bottom front and rear logs to
restrict any side-to-side movement. The log support/main burner
brackets restrict any forward or backward movement. Make sure
log set is placed in its proper position as instructed in the owner’s
manual, so there is no flame impingement on log set.
E. Too many embers on the ember burner (where
fitted)
E. Remove any additional embers not included with your vent-free gas
log set. Important: DO NOT ADD ANY ADDITIONAL EMBERS
TO THIS LOG SET. ANY ADDITIONAL EMBERS MAY CAUSE
UNSAFE OPERATION.
F. Using a product other than Real-Fyre® gas logs
with burner
F. Make sure only Real-Fyre® vent-free gas logs are used with your
vent-free burner.
G. Using natural gas burner on propane gas or
propane burner on natural gas
G. Make sure burner is set up for the gas you are using. Check
nameplate attached to burner. Call your dealer immediately if
nameplate does not match the gas you are using.
H. Adding any accessories to log sets
H. Shut down log set and take off any logs or accessories that do not
belong with the set.
I.
I.
Blocked orifices or air shutters
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Dust, lint, fibers, paper, spider webs, pet hair, etc. in the fireplace
and on the burner assembly can affect the operation of the burner
and the ODS pilot assembly. Clean out the debris and vacuum
around burner for dust that may have accumulated over time.
Vacuum the ODS pilot assembly and over the air shutter holes.
Any blockages in this area will affect the operation of the ODS
sensor.
ODS PILOT WILL NOT STAY LIT WHEN KNOB IS RELEASED
A. Haven’t held knob in long enough
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A. Flash tube blocked
A. Hold knob in for 1 minute and release. If the knob doesn’t hold,
contact your dealer for service ( valve replace or new ODS).
POPPING NOISE COMING FROM BURNER
A. Clear flash tube of all obstructions, especially around the
bottom.
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WARRANTY
PETERSON VENT-FREE GAS LOG SETS
LIMITED WARRANTY
All Peterson vent-free ceramic refractory gas logs are WARRANTED for as long as you own them (lifetime).
All Peterson vent-free fiber ceramic gas logs are WARRANTED for SEVEN (7) YEARS.
All Peterson vent-free burner component parts, except valves, ODS pilots, and controls, are WARRANTED for TEN (10) YEARS.
All Peterson valves, ODS pilots, and controls are covered by a ONE (1) YEAR Limited Warranty (excluding batteries).
This warranty applies only to the original purchaser from the date of purchase, and to Peterson products purchased for residential
purposes.
This warranty does not cover parts becoming defective by misuse, accidental damage, electrical damage, improper handling, and/or installation or
service (log sets must be installed as outlined in the enclosed instructions by a qualified professional installer and with only Peterson parts, control
valves, remotes, and accessories). It does not cover labor or labor-related charges. It specifically excludes liability for indirect, incidental, or consequential
damages. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above exclusion or limitation may not
apply to you. This warranty gives you specified legal rights and you may have other rights that may vary from state to state.
For additional information regarding this warranty, or information on how to place a warranty claim, contact your Peterson dealer or the Robert H.
Peterson Company.
WHEN USED IN
THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS
INSTALLATION OF THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE PERFORMED BY A
MASSACHUSETTS LICENSED PLUMBER OR GAS FITTER ONLY.
THE INSTALLATION OF THIS APPLIANCE MUST CONFORM TO THE BOARD
OF FIRE PREVENTION REGULATIONS 527 CMR 30.00 UNVENTED PROPANE
OR NATURAL GAS-FIRED SPACE HEATERS.
This vent-free gas appliance is designed for use in a standard wood-burning
fireplace. It is designed to be used with an external wall switch or external
remote thermostatic control system. Models with the suffix 12(P) or 01(P) are
designed to be used with an external wall switch or an external remote wall
thermostatic control system.
ROBERT H. PETERSON CO.
Quality Check
Date:___________
Orifice # (Main):__________
Orifice # (Other):__________
Leak Test:
___________
Burn Test:
___________
Gas Type:
NAT. / PROPANE
Model #:
___________
Serial #:
___________
Air Shutter: ___________
Inspector: ___________
Robert H. Peterson Co. • 14724 East Proctor Avenue • City of Industry, CA 91746
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