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EMPIRE
Comfort Systems
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
AND OWNER'S MANUAL
Loft Vent Free Fireplace Insert
unVented
GAS Fireplace
ModELS
VFL20IN3(0,1,2,3)10(N,P)-1
VFL20IN3(0,1,2,3)(N,P)-1
VFL20IN7(0,1,2,3)(N,P)-1
VFL28IN3(0,1,2,3)(N,P)-1
VFL28IN7(0,1,2,3)(N,P)-1
GAS-FIRED
Shown without required front.
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 15.
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 15.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
SECTIONPAGE
Quick Start Guide - Intermittent Pilot Systems.......................................................3-4
Safety Information for Users of LP-Gas....................................................................6
Important Safety Guidelines......................................................................................7
Introduction...............................................................................................................8
Specifications............................................................................................................9
Installation in a Fireplace........................................................................................10
Fireplace Insert Dimensions.................................................................................... 11
Built-In Fireplace Installation...................................................................................12
VFL20IN Fireplace with Surround Dimensions.......................................................13
VFL28IN Fireplace with Surround Dimensions.......................................................14
Water Vapor: A By-Product of Unvented Room Heaters.........................................15
Provisions for Adequate Combustion & Ventilation Air.......................................15-16
Gas Supply.........................................................................................................17-18
Clearances.........................................................................................................18-20
Combustible Materials.............................................................................................21
Alternate On/Off Switch Installation........................................................................22
Decorative Accessory Installation...........................................................................23
Millivolt Control Valve Lighting Instructions.............................................................24
10,000 BTU Millivolt Control Valve Lighting Instructions.........................................25
Intermittent Pilot Lighting Instructions.....................................................................26
Intermittent Pilot Operating Instructions..................................................................27
Intermittent Pilot Remote Electronic Ignition and Control System......................28-31
Intermittent Pilot Wiring Diagram............................................................................32
Operation Instructions/Flame Appearance..............................................................33
Pilot Flame Characteristics................................................................................34-35
Cleaning and Servicing...........................................................................................35
Wiring......................................................................................................................36
Maintenance............................................................................................................36
Troubleshooting.......................................................................................................37
Master Parts Distributor List....................................................................................38
How To Order Repair Parts.....................................................................................38
VFL20IN Parts List..................................................................................................39
VFL28IN Parts List..................................................................................................40
Exploded View........................................................................................................41
Surround Fronts.................................................................................................42-43
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Quick Start Guide - Intermittent Pilot Systems
To START the Fireplace:
If the pilot is NOT lit:
1. At the same time, press the “OFF” and high flame buttons and release once there is an
audible “beep” sound.
2. The pilot will ignite on the sixth beep. You may hear a clicking sound around the same
time as that beep, this is normal.
3. There will be a total of 14 beeps. The main burner will ignite approximately 15 seconds
after the pilot.
If the pilot IS lit.
1. To ignite the burner, press the high flame button (there will be a beep) for approximately
5 seconds until there is a soft click, then release the button.
To ADJUST the Flame Height
1. Press and hold the upper right button for a higher flame.
2. Press and hold the lower right button for a lower flame. Note: If you hold the lower right
button for too long, the flames on the main burner will go out, but the ignitor will stay lit.
To SHUT OFF the Fireplace
1. To completely shut off the burner and ignitor, press and hold the “OFF” button until the
unit “beeps.” The flames will go on the burner out once any lingering gas is used up.
2. To shut off the burner but keep the ignitor on, push the low flame button (bottom right) for
10 seconds and then release.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, SEE OPERATION INSTRUCTIONS.
VFL(20,28)IN7 Remote Quick Start Instructions: Cut out this page and keep it near your remote.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
DANGER: Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, will result in death or serious injury.
WARNING: Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
CAUTION: Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, could result in minor or moderate injury.
NOTICE: Addresses practices not related to personal injury.
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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.
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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.
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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IMPORTANT INSTALLATION GUIDELINES
Proper Primary Airflow into Burner
For proper burner operation and flame appearance, the flow of
primary air into the venturi tube, located on the rear of the burner,
must not be reduced. This flow of air is reduced if dirt, lint or other
obstructions build-up around or inside the venturi. Any obstruction
in the venturi tube area must be removed. The flow of air into the
venturi is also reduced if the gas orifice isn’t centered in the venturi
inlet and/or is not aligned with the venturi. Any misalignment of the
burner orifice may be corrected by bending the shutter cap holding
the orifice to the inlet of the venturi tube.
Ceiling Fans, Portable Fans or Logs Installed Near Cold Air
Returns
Ceiling fans or oscillating floor type fans need to be monitored
during the operation of vent-free logs. If the air blows directly
into the flame causing it to disrupt the flame, disrupt the flame, it
should be turned off or redirected. Ceiling fans could be reversed
to possibly eliminate flame impingement, and the floor fan could
be redirected. Upon installation, be aware of any cold air returns
or vents in the proximity of the log set. Any draft created around
a vent-free log set can cause the flame to impinge on the log and
create a sooting situation.
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.
Candles
Avoid the use of scented or decorative candles while the log set is
in operation. Candles produce a residue in the air that creates a
soot like substance. Burning candles while the log set is operating
magnifies the problem. It should be noted that candles, in general,
produce soot. The amount of time burned and the quantity of
candles burned will determine the amount of soot produced and
deposited.
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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.
Millivolt 3 Series 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.
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.
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 factorybuilt 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.
1430
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.
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SPECIFICATIONS
VFL20IN3*
LP
NAT
Input Btu/hr Maximum
20,000
20,000
Btu/hr Minimum
16,000
13,000
#55
#48
3/16"
Fully Closed
LP
NAT
Input Btu/hr Maximum
20,000
20,000
Btu/hr Minimum
14,000
Orifice
Accessories for VFL(20,28)IN3 (Millivolt) Models
Remote Control Description
Accessories
FRBC
Battery Operated Remote Control
FRBTC
Battery Operated Remote Control with
Thermostat
FRBTP
Battery Operated Programmable Remote
Control
13,000
FREC
Electric Remote Control
#55
#48
FWS-1
Wall Switch
3/16"
Fully Closed
TRW
Remote Wall Thermostat (Wireless)
LP
NAT
Input Btu/hr Maximum
10,000
10,000
TMV
Wall Thermostat, Millivolt - Reed Switch
Btu/hr Minimum
10,000
10,000
#64
#53
Fully Closed
Fully Closed
LP
NAT
Input Btu/hr Maximum
28,000
Btu/hr Minimum
Air Shutter Opening
VFL20IN7*
Orifice
Air Shutter Opening
VFL20IN3*10
Orifice
Air Shutter Opening
VFL28IN3*
VFL20IN units require the use of one of the following surrounds:
Surround Kit
Description
28,000
DF20GBL
Decorative Front, Tempered Glass, Black
23,000
19,000
DF20MBL
Decorative Front, Metal Frame, Black
Orifice
1.55
#40
DF20LBL
Air Shutter Opening
3/16"
Fully Closed
Decorative Front, Louver, Glass Frame (Includes 6 x 6 Surround)
VFL28IN7*
LP
NAT
28,000
28,000
23,000
19,000
Orifice
1.55
#40
Air Shutter Opening
3/16"
Fully Closed
Input Btu/hr Maximum
Btu/hr Minimum
VFL28IN units require the use of one of the following surrounds
Surround Kit
Description
DF28GBL
Decorative Front, Tempered Glass, Black
DF28MBL
Decorative Front, Metal Frame, Black
DF28LBL
Decorative Front, Louver, Glass Frame (Includes 6 x 6 Surround)
VFL20IN Optional Accessories
Part Number
Description
FBB7
Variable Speed Blower
DG18BKP
Decorative Glass Black Polished
DG18BUC
Decorative Glass Blue Clear
DG18CLF
Decorative Glass Frost
VFL28IN Optional Accessories
Part Number
Description
FBB7
Variable Speed Blower
DG24BKP
Decorative Glass Black Polished
DG24BUC
Decorative Glass Blue Clear
DG24CLF
Decorative Glass Frost
VFL(20,28)IN7 Accessory
SH1BL
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AC Power Adaptor for IP Units
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INSTALLATION IN A FIREPLACE
1. Before beginning, check to make sure there is no hidden damage to the unit. Take a minute and plan out the gas and electrical route. It is best to start with the gas line first, followed by
the electrical supply requirements.
2. Minimum fireplace opening requirements are shown in
Figure 2 of this installation manual. The firebrick (refractory), glass doors, screen rails, screen mesh and log grates can be removed from a factory built fireplace in order to gain
minimum gas insert opening requirements prior to installing
the gas fireplace insert.
Caution: Determine the total thickness of finishing materials
(i.e. stone, brick or marble) so that the proper dimensions
can be maintained for installing the fireplace and decorative
fronts.
3. This insert requires no hearth extensions. Combustible material on the floor may be installed up to the insert. Do not
obstruct the lower louver of the insert. The original fireplace
cannot be returned to solid fuel in this condition.
4. The side walls, top and floor structures of the firebox may not
be altered with the exception of removable baffles and dampers. Smoke shields, shelves and baffles may be removed if
attached with mechanical fasteners. The original fireplace
cannot be returned to solid fuel in this condition.
5. The insert surround is tested and approved with this gas insert and may cover existing air circulation vents or grills on the
solid fuel fireplace it is installed into. If the surround does not
cover the entire ventilation grill surface, the exposed grill area
should be left open.
Notice: Cutting of sheet metal parts of a fireplace in order to
install the fireplace insert is prohibited.
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Notice: The following statement is also provided on a separate label plate in the instruction packet. Prior to installation
of the fireplace insert, the installer must mechanically secure
this warning plate to the inside of the fireplace for future reference as required.
WARNING
The solid fuel fireplace has been converted for use with gas
only and cannot be used for burning wood or solid fuels unless all original parts have been replaced and the fireplace
has been reapproved by the authority having jurisdiction.
See "Positioning, Leveling and Securing Insert" below.
6. Install the insert without the surround panels attached and
make all gas venting and electrical connections.
If the factory built fireplace does not have gas access holes
provided, an access hole of 1 1/2” diameter (37.5mm) or
less may be drilled through the lower sides or bottom of
the firebox in a proper workmanship like manner. This
access hole must be plugged with a non-combustible insulation after the gas supply line has been installed.
7. The surround panel assembly is installed after the fireplace
has been installed with all the gas and electrical connections
completed. Refer to instructions included with the surround
panel kit.
Ensure there are no obstructions to side air passages of
decorative trim once installed on insert.
Positioning, Leveling and Securing Insert
1. Place the insert into position
Notice: The front flanges of the insert (without surround panels)
should be set at approximately 1" in front of the face of
the fireplace.
2. Level the insert from side to side and front to back.
3. If necessary, use the leveling bolts included in the instruction
pack. Screw the legs into the nuts installed in the bottom of
the insert. Turn legs in until insert is level.
Notice: The best way to access the leveling bolt locations is
to remove the burner and firebox bottom.
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FIREPLACE INSERT DIMENSIONS
When planning a fireplace insert installation, it’s necessary to
determine:
• Gas supply piping.
• Electrical connections - for optional blower
• Whether optional accessories - devices such as a wall switch
or remote control - are desired.
Electrical supply requirements for optional blower.
(120V, 60Hz, 1 Amp)
Proper opening size of fireplace required for installation of
the fireplace insert.
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VF FIREPLACE INSERT DIMENSIONS
MODEL
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
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VFL20IN
29 1/4"
19 3/4"
12 7/16"
25 5/8"
16 3/16"
13 9/16"
25 3/4"
18 1/8"
15/16"
13 1/2"
1 5/8"
VFL28IN
32 1/4"
22 3/4"
15 7/16"
28 1/2"
17 13/16"
15"
29 1/2"
21 1/8"
15/16"
15"
1 5/8"
Figure 1
Fireplace Opening Dimensional Information/Sizing
MINIMUM FIREPLACE OPENING DIMENSIONS
MODEL
HEIGHT
A
FRONT
WIDTH B
DEPTH
C
REAR
WIDTH D
VFL20IN
19 1/4"
26 3/4" *
12 3/4"
15 3/4"
VFL28IN
22 1/4"
30 3/4" *
14 1/4"
19"
D
Notice: These are the minimum dimensions of a fireplace that the
fireplace insert will fit into. It allows room for the box and
the fireplace surround to fit onto the front of the unit. It is
not intended to be used for framing dimensions. Refer to
Figures 3 to 5 for framing dimensions.
*Notice: Front Width B is the minimum and maximum dimension.
C
A
B
Figure 2
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BUILT-IN FIREPLACE 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.
on a metal or wood panel extending the full width and depth of the
unit.
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.
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.)
If the fireplace is installed directly on carpeting, tile or other
combustible material other than wood flooring, it should be installed
This unit is designed to be installed in a zero-clearance enclosure.
This means the combustible material can come in contact with the
firebox.
1. Gas line connections must be made at this time. When
facing the appliance, the gas supply will enter on the righthand side. See "Gas Supply" page 17 to 18.
2. Insert fireplace into enclosure. Attach to wall with screws
through holes on cabinet sides.
3. Level firebox. See "Positioning, Leveling and Securing Insert"
on Page 10.
4. Finished wall surface will be flush to the leading edge of fireplace top and sides.
5. If used, the surround panel assembly is installed after the fireplace has been installed with all the gas and electrical connection completed. Refer to instructions included with the surround panel kit.
6. Installation of built-in fireplace is completed.
Built-In Fireplace Installation
Built-in installation of this fireplace involves installing the
fireplace into a framed-in enclosure. This makes the front of the
fireplace flush with a wall.
Frame in rough opening. Use dimensions show in Figure 3 for a
conventional rough opening. Use dimensions shown in Figure 4
for corner rough opening. Use Figure 5 for an elevated installation.
Be sure to provided support to the bottom of the fireplace. Be sure
to provide gas line for fireplace and electrical power for optional
blower assembly.
Rough Opening for Installing in Wall
Rough Opening for Installing in Corner
Rough Opening for Elevated Installation
ED
JECT
PRO LATION
AL
INST
ED
JECT
PRO LATION
AL
INST
H
FLUS TION
LLA
INSTA
D
H
FLUS TION
LLA
INSTA
1” TO 6” FROM BACK
25mm TO 152mm
ELECTRICAL RECEPTACLE
C
1” TO 6” FROM BACK
25mm TO 152mm
ELECTRICAL RECEPTACLE
25 5/8”
650.9mm
C
6” MINIMUM
B
)
90.5mm
7 1/2” (1 PPLY
GAS SU
A
B
A
Figure 3
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)
90.5mm
7 1/2” (1 PPLY
GAS SU
51 1/4” (1301.8mm)
B
Figure 4
Figure 5
A
B
C
D
VFL20IN
13 3/4"
(349.3 mm)
27 3/4"
(704.9 mm)
19 1/4"
(489 mm)
36 1/4"
(920.8 mm)
VFL28IN
16 3/4"
(425.5 mm)
30 1/2"
(774.7 mm)
22 1/2"
(571.5 mm)
36 1/4"
(920.8 mm)
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VFL20IN FIREPLACE WITH SURROUND DIMENSIONS
37 3/8”
23 13/32”
2 1/4”
DF20MBL
39 15/16”
25 1/2”
1 3/4”
DF20LBL
34”
11 1/2”
20 1/2”
25”
4 19/64”
DF20GBL
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VFL28IN FIREPLACE WITH SURROUND DIMENSIONS
37”
23 1/2”
4 9/32”
DF28GBL
43”
28 5/8”
1 3/4”
DF28LBL
40 5/8”
26 15/32”
DF28MBL
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2 11/32”
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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.
Installation in a Confined Space
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
16.
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.
BTU/Hr (maximum the space can support)
BTU/Hr (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)
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.
Ventilation Air From Outdoors (Figure 7)
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.
WARNING
You must provide additional ventilation air in a confined
space.
Ventilation Air
Ventilation Air From Inside Building (Figure 6)
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 6). You can also remove door into adjoining room
(see option 3, Figure 6). 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 7
A1
A2
B2
B1
Figure 6
A1 x B1 = C1
A2 x B2 = C2
C1 + C2 = Sq. In. Required
WARNING
Example: For a 30,000 BTU Heater, 1 sq in per 1,000 BTU
equals 30 sq. in. of opening.
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.
(A1) 5in2 x (B1) 3in2 = (C1) 15in2
(A2) 5in2 x (B2) 3in2 = (C2) 15in2
(C1) 15in2 + (C2) 15in2 = 30in2
Figure 8
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GAS SUPPLY
The gas pipeline can be brought in through the right or left side of
the appliance. The insert has a Flexline with shutoff valve located on
the right side when facing the unit. See Figures 9 and 10. Consult
the current National Fuel Gas Code, ANSI Z223.1 CAN/CGA-B149
(.1 or .2) installation code.
Recommended Gas Pipe Diameter
Pipe Length
Schedule 40 Pipe
Inside Diameter
Tubing, Type L
Outside Diameter
Nat.
L.P.
Nat.
L.P.
0-10ft
0-3m
1/2"
12.7mm
3/8"
9.5mm
1/2"
12.7mm
3/8"
9.5mm
11-40ft
4-12m
1/2"
12.7mm
1/2"
12.7mm
5/8"
15.9mm
1/2"
12.7mm
41-100ft
13-30m
1/2"
12.7mm
1/2"
12.7mm
3/4"
19mm
1/2"
12.7mm
101-150ft
31-46m
3/4"
19mm
1/2"
12.7mm
7/8"
22.2mm
3/4"
1.9 mm
Caution: Never use plastic pipe. Check to confirm whether your
local codes allow copper tubing or galvanized.
Notice: Since some municipalities have additional local codes, it is
always best to consult your local authority and installation code.
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.
Installing the 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.
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!
Notice: The millivolt gas controls are equipped with a captured screw
type pressure test point, therefore it is not necessary to provide a
1/8" test point up stream of the control.
When using copper or flex connector use only approved fittings.
The appliance and it’s individual shut off valve must be disconnected
from supply piping system during any pressure testing of that system
at test pressures in excess of 1/2 psig (3.5kPa).
The appliance must be isolated from the gas supply piping system
by closing its individual manual shut off valve during any pressure
testing of the gas supply piping system at test pressures equal to
or less than 1/2 psig (3.5kPa).
Attention! If one of the procedures results in pressures in excess of
1/2 psig (14" w.c.) (3.5 kPa) on the fireplace gas valve, it will result
in a hazardous condition.
FRONT OF
INSERT
RIGHT SIDE OF INSERT
Figure 9
GAS FLEX LINE WITH
SHUTOFF VALVE
(PROVIDED)
Figure 10
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GAS SUPPLY (continued)
Checking Manifold Pressure
MILLIVOLT VALVES
Natural gas will have a manifold pressure of approximately 3.5" w.c.
for maximum input or 1.7" w.c. for minimum input at the pressure
regulator outlet with the inlet pressure to the pressure regulator
from a minimum of 4.5" w.c. for the purpose of input adjustment to
a maximum of 10.5" w.c.
Propane gas will have a manifold pressure approximately 10.0"w.c.
(2.49kPa) for maximum input or 4.9"w.c. for minimum input at the
pressure regulator outlet with the inlet pressure to the pressure
regulator from a minimum of 11.0"w.c. for the purpose of input
adjustment to a maximum of 13.0"w.c.
INTERMITTENT PILOT VALVES
Natural gas will have a manifold pressure of approximately 3.5"
w.c. at the pressure regulator outlet with the inlet pressure to the
pressure regulator from a minimum of 7.0" w.c. for the purpose of
input adjustment to a maximum of 10.5" w.c.
Propane gas will have a manifold pressure approximately 10.0"w.c.
at the pressure regulator outlet with the inlet pressure to the pressure
regulator from a minimum of 11.0"w.c. for the purpose of input
adjustment to a maximum of 13.0"w.c.
A test gage connection is located downstream of the gas appliance
pressure regulator for measuring gas pressure. The connection is
a 1/8 inch N.P.T. plugged tapping.
Millivolt Control Valve
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
8”
MINIMUM CLEARANCE
TO PERPENDICULAR
COMBUSTIBLE SIDE-WALL
Figure 11
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CLEARANCES (continued)
FINISHED WALL
FLAT MANTEL SHELF
12”
10”
8”
6”
4”
21”
19”
2”
17”
15”
13”
11”
VFL20 Series Figure 12
FINISHED WALL
FLAT MANTEL SHELF
12”
10”
8”
6”
4”
26”
24”
2”
22”
20”
18”
16”
VFL28 Series Figure 13
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CLEARANCES (continued)
Figures 14 and 15 pertain to VFL(20,28)IN Series.
CEILING
NO MANTEL
26” MIN.
TOP OF FIREPLACE OPENING
BOTTOM OF FIREPLACE
5”
FLOOR
Surround Clearances Figure 14
CEILING
NO MANTEL
26” MIN.
TOP OF FIREPLACE OPENING
BOTTOM OF FIREPLACE
4”
FLOOR
Glass Front Clearances Figure 15
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COMBUSTIBLE MATERIALS
Combustible Material
No greeting cards, stockings or ornamentation of any type should
be placed on or attached to the fireplace. The flow of heat can
ignite combustibles.
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 16
Figure 17
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ALTERNATE ON/OFF SWITCH INSTALLATION
WIRING THE FIREPLACE
WARNING
Electrical wiring must be installed by a licensed electrician.
WARNING
DISCONNECT REMOTE CONTROLS IF YOU ARE ABSENT
FOR EXTENDED TIME PERIODS. THIS WILL PREVENT ACCIDENTAL FIREPLACE OPERATION.
Installation of Alternate Surround Panel ON/OFF Switch on
the millivolt control valve only.
An ON/OFF switch and wire assembly are provided. They are included in the instruction packet.
Do not cut wire or insulation on metal edges.
Notice: Refer to surround panel installation section in the
Installation Instructions supplied with the surround for additional information on attachment.
DF(20,28)MBL or DF(20,28)LBL Surround
1. Find the coiled low voltage wire assembly and ON/OFF switch
located in the instruction packet.
6. Attach the surround panel assembly to the insert. Place the
surround panel assembly against the face of the insert and
align the lower retaining tabs with the notches on the insert
sides. Lift the surround panel assembly slightly until the bottom return flange (top panel) is positioned over the top flange
on the insert. This secures the surround panel assembly to
the insert without screws.
WIRES FROM ON/OFF
SWITCH INSTALLED IN
LEFT OR RIGHT SIDE
SURROUND PANELS
TH/TP
TP
TH
NOTE: TO OPERATE INSERT WITH SIDE PANEL
ON/OFF SWITCH, BE SURE TO PLACE THE MAIN
SWITCH (TO THE RIGHT SIDE OF GAS VALVE) TO “OFF”
POSITION
Figure 19
2. Attach the flag terminal ends to the “TH/TP” and “TH” terminals on the front terminal block of the gas valve. See Figure
19.
3. Run the low voltage alternate switch wires up the back of the
right or left surround panel. Then secure the wires with wire
clips provided. See Figure 18.
ON/OFF
SWITCH
WIRING FROM
MILLIVOLT GAS
VALVE
Figure 18 (DF20MBL Shown)
Insert ON/OFF switch into side panel then attach wire assembly from valve terminals.
4. Remove the switch knockout on the DF(20,28)BL surround,
then install the ON/OFF switch into the switch bracket.
5. Connect the low voltage wires from the gas valve to the
ON/OFF switch.
Note: The minimum clearance to the floor when using a
DF(20,28)MBL surround is 2 inches. This clearance allows
access to the ON/OFF switch.
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DECORATIVE ACCESSORY INSTALLATION
WARNING
DECORATIVE GLASS
Failure to position the parts in accordance with the diagrams and instructions below or failure to use only parts
specifically approved for use with this heater may result in
property damage or personal injury.
Notice: The Loft series burners may be operated with or
without the Decorative accessory options. Follow the
directions below should you choose to enhance your
Loft burner with any one of the available decorative
options.
DECORATIVE GLASS ACCESSORY PLACEMENT
The Decorative Glass options are available in various colors and
package sizes. Choose the size appropriate for your fireplaces.
See list on page 9.
CAUTION
Use of gloves and eye protection is required while applying
the decorative glass.
INSTALLATION
1. Application of the Decorative Glass should only be performed
after the Loft burner has been fully installed, secured and tested for leaks. If operating the burner with a Remote Control,
make sure all batteries are installed and that the Loft burner
operates with the remote correctly.
3. To install the Decorative Glass, cut off a corner of the plastic
bag and proceed to apply the glass to the rear shelf on the
Loft burner (area behind the burner). Apply only enough glass
to the Top Cover to cover the black metal surfaces. Do not
allow the glass to fall around the burner tube. See Figures 20
to 21. Apply the remaining decorative glass to the front sloped
surface of the Top Cover. Start by placing the glass along the
front edge of the top cover, then gradually place the glass
up the sloped top until completely covered. Do not allow the
glass to fall around the burner tube. See Figure 22.
GLASS MUST NOT BE PLACED ON TOP OF OR
NEXT TO BURNER. GLASS TO BE PLACED ONLY
TO THE OUTSIDE OF THE FLANGED OPENING.
Figure 20
Figure 21
CAUTION
Glass must not be placed around the ends of the Loft burner assembly that would restrict air flow, or cover the gas
valve.
Figure 22
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MILLIVOLT CONTROL VALVE 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 (if
applicable).
3. Set REMOTE/OFF/ON switch to
"OFF."
4. Turn off all electric power to the appliance (if applicable).
GAS
GAS
CONTROL
KNOB
GASCONTROL
CONTROLKNOB
KNOB
5. Push in gas control knob slightly and
SHOWN
SHOWN
"OFF"
POSITION.
SHOWNININ
IN"OFF"
"OFF"POSITION.
POSITION.
turn clockwise
to "OFF."
NOTE: Knob cannot be turned from "PILOT"
REMOTE
REMOTE
REMOTE
to "OFF" unless knob is pushed in slightly. Do
OFF
OFF
OFF
ON
ON
not force.
ON
6. Wait ten (10) minutes to clear out any gas.
Then smell for gas, including near
PILOT
PILOT
PILOT
THERMOPILE
THERMOPILE
THERMOPILE
the floor. If you smell gas, STOP!
ELECTRODE
ELECTRODE
ELECTRODE
Follow "B" in the safety information
above. If you do not smell gas, go
to the next step.
7. Find pilot - Follow metal tube from
THERMOCOUPLE
THERMOCOUPLE
gas control. The pilot is in front of THERMOCOUPLE
(LPG)
(LPG)
(LPG)
the burner on the right side.
THERMOCOUPLE
THERMOCOUPLE
THERMOCOUPLE
(NATURAL)
(NATURAL)
(NATURAL)
8. Turn gas control knob counterclockwise
to "PILOT."
9. Push in control knob all the way and hold in. Repeatedly
10.
11.
12.
13.
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.
Turn gas control knob counterclockwise
to
"ON."
Set REMOTE/OFF/ON switch to desired setting.
Turn on all electric power to the appliance (if applicable).
Close bottom louver assembly (if applicable).
TO TURN OFF GAS TO APPLIANCE
1. Open bottom louver assembly (if applicable).
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).
4. Push in gas control knob slightly and turn clockwise
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to "OFF." Do not force.
5. Close bottom louver assembly (if applicable).
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10,000 BTU MILLIVOLT CONTROL VALVE 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
OFF
1. STOP! Read the safety information above.
and hold in. Repeatedly push the Piezo Ignitor Button until the
2. Open bottom louver assembly, (if
pilot is lit. Continue to hold the control knob in for about one
applicable).
(1) minute after the pilot is lit. Release knob, and it will pop
3. Set REMOTE/OFF/ON switch to
back up. Pilot should remain lit. If it goes out, repeat steps 5
"OFF."
through 9.
4. Turn off all electric power to the
• If knob does not pop up when released, STOP and IMappliance (if applicable).
MEDIATELY call a qualified service technician or gas
GAS CONTROL KNOB
5. Push in gas control knob slightly
supplier.
SHOWN
IN "OFF"
POSITION.
GAS
CONTROL
KNOB
SHOWN IN "OFF" POSITION.
and turn clockwise
to
• If the pilot will not stay lit after several tries, turn the gas
"OFF."
control knob to "OFF" and call your service technician or
REMOTE
6. Wait ten (10) minutes to clear out any gas.
gas supplier.
OFF
ON
Then smell for gas, including near the floor. If
10. Turn gas control knob counterclockwise
to "ON."
you smell gas, STOP! Follow "B" in the safety
11. Set REMOTE/OFF/ON switch to desired setting.
information above. If you do not
12. Turn on all electric power to the appliance (if applicable).
PILOT
THERMOPILE
smell gas, go to the next step.
13. Close bottom louver assembly (if applicable).
ELECTRODE
7. Find pilot - Follow metal tube from
gas control. The pilot is located
next to the burner, near the right
side.
8. Turn gas control knob counter- THERMOCOUPLE
(LPG)
clockwise
to "PILOT."
THERMOCOUPLE
(NATURAL)
9. Push in control knob all the way
PIL
OT ON
TO TURN OFF GAS TO APPLIANCE
1. Open bottom louver assembly (if applicable).
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).
4. Push in gas control knob slightly and turn clockwise
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to "OFF." Do not force.
5. Close bottom louver assembly (if applicable).
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INTERMITTENT PILOT 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. 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.
B. 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.
C. 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.
2.
3.
4.
MAN
NO
“I/O”
(ON/OFF)
SWITCH
TO IGNITE PILOT
HANDSET MODE
To Ignite Burner
MANUAL MODE
PIEZO
IGNITER
75 F
O
MAN
STOP! Read the safety information above on this page.
Open bottom louver assembly, (if applicable).
Press the "I/O" (ON/OFF) button on the valve face to "OFF."
Wait five (5) 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.
LIGHTING PROCEDURE - HANDSET METHOD
1. Turn control arrow on valve face to "ON." Press the "I/O" button to "I." Press the "OFF" and "UP" buttons on the handset,
firmly at the same time. A long "beep" will sound, followed by
5 short "beeps." Ignitor will spark and will continue until pilot
is lit. For full Remote Control operation see Appliance Installation manual.
LIGHTING PROCEDURE - MANUAL METHOD
1. Press the "I/O" (ON/OFF) button to "I."
2. Turn control arrow on valve face to "MAN."
3. Using a small bladed screwdriver, press and hold button
within hold on control. Manual depress piezo igniter button to
light pilot. If pilot does not light, steps 2-3 can be immediately
repeated. If the pilot will not stay lit after several tries, follow
the instructions "To Turn Off Gas to Appliance" and call your
service technician or gas supplier.
4. When the pilot is lit and stable, turn flame height control knob
counterclockwise
and the main burner will ignite.
To adjust flame height, turn flame height control knob.
SET
OFF
PRESS IN
& HOLD
Press firmly
at same time
PILOT
PILOT
ELECTRODE
ELECTRODE
THERMOCOUPLE
(LPG)
THERMOCOUPLE
(NATURAL)
THERMOCOUPLE
(LPG)
THERMOCOUPLE
(NATURAL)
INCORRECT PILOT FLAME
CORRECT PILOT FLAME
TO TURN OFF GAS TO APPLIANCE
MANUAL MODE - To turn off main burner, turn flame height control knob fully clockwise
button to "O."
HANDSET MODE - Press "OFF" button on handset. To fully shut down, press "I/O" button to "O."
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. To fully shut down, press "I/O"
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Label all wires prior to disconnection when servicing controls. Wiring errors can cause improper and dangerous operation. Verify
proper operation after servicing.
The 7 series Loft Fireplace operate with a GV60 battery-powered
electronic remote ignition and control system.
Prior to operation of the 7 series Loft Fireplace, install (4) AA batteries into the Remote Receiver module, and (1) 9-volt battery into
the hand held remote.
The remote control and receiver should be programmed together
from the factory. All settings for time and temperature control must
be set up by the user as desired.
INLET PRESSURE TAP
OUTLET PRESSURE TAP
REMOTE RECEIVER MODULE
MANUAL KNOB
MAIN VALVE KNOB
GAS INLET
(3/8 NPT)
Figure 23
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INTERMITTENT PILOT REMOTE ELECTRONIC IGNITION AND
CONTROL SYSTEM
APPLICATION
GV60 is a battery-powered electronic and control system for gas
appliances with pilot burners and ODS systems.
Timer/Thermostat RF
Remote Handset
G6R-H3T
GENERAL NOTES
Radio Frequency Remote
433.92 MHz for Europe; 315 MHz for U.S. (FCC ID: RTDG6R) and for Canada (IC: 4943A-G6R).
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device
may not cause harmful interference, and (2) This device must
accept any interference received, including interference that
may cause undesired operation. Changes or modifications not
expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance
could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.
Batteries - Remote Handset:
1 x 9V block (quality alkaline recommended)
Batteries - Receiver:
4 x 1.5V "AA" (quality alkaline recommended)
Notice: An AC Mains Adapter may be used instead of batteries
(only the Mertik Maxitrol or an AC Mains Adapter approved by Mertik Maxitrol can be used).
Notice: During a power outage the AC Mains Adapter must be
unplugged from the receiver to operate in the battery mode.
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INTERMITTENT PILOT REMOTE ELECTRONIC IGNITION AND
CONTROL SYSTEM
AUTOMATIC OPERATION
WARNING
Wiring of valve and receiver must be completed before starting
ignition. Failure to do so could damage the electronics.
SETTING THE ELECTRONICS CODE
Notice: The remote control and receiver are pre-programmed at
the factory. However, if for some reason they do not communicate
to each other, follow these steps to re-program.
•
Continuing beeps confirm the ignition is in process.
•
Once pilot ignition is confirmed, there is main gas flow.
•
After the ignition the remote will go automatically into temperature control mode.
Caution: If the pilot does not stay lit after several tries, turn the
main valve knob to OFF and follow the instructions "Turn Off Gas
to Appliance" (See page 26).
Radio Frequency Remote
A code is selected automatically for all Mertik Maxitrol electronics
from among 65,000 random codes available. The receiver has to
learn the code of the handset:
•
Press and hold the receiver's reset button (see figure 23) until
you hear two (2) beeps. After the second, longer beep, release the reset button.
•
Within the subsequent 20 seconds press the
(small flame)
button on the remote handset until you hear an additional long
beep confirming the code is set.
Notice: This is a one time setting only, and is not required when
changing the batteries in the remote or receiver.
Figure 25
Figure 26
TO TURN OFF APPLIANCE
Press OFF button on remote handset.
Notice: Press
(small flame) to turn main gas to pilot gas.
ADJUSTMENT - FLAME HEIGHT
Standard, Display, Timer/Thermostat RF Remote Handsets
•
•
•
Figure 24
TO TURN ON APPLIANCE
WARNING
When pilot ignition is confirmed, motor turns automatically to
maximum flame height.
•
•
Turn MANUAL knob to the ON, full counterclockwise
position (See Figure 25).
Place ON/OFF switch (if equipped) in (ON position).
Standard, Display, Timer/Thermostat RF Remote Handset
•
Simultaneously press and hold the OFF and
(large flame)
buttons until a short beep confirms the start sequence has
begun; release buttons.
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In standby mode: Press
(large flame) to increase flame
height.
Press
(small flame) to decrease flame height or to set appliance at pilot flame.
For fine adjustment tap the large/small flames.
Quick Flame Adjust - Display, Timer/Thermostat RF Remote
Handset
•
If (large flame) or
(small flame) are pressed for 0.5 seconds, the motor will turn the valve to high fire or pilot flame.
Caution: If the appliance will not operate, follow the instructions
"TURN OFF GAS TO APPLIANCE" (See page 26).
SETTING °C/24 HOUR OR °F/12 HOUR CLOCK
Display, Timer/Thermostat RF Remote Handsets
•
Press OFF and
(small flame) until display changes from
Fahrenheit/12 hour clock to Celsius/24 hour clock and vice
versa.
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INTERMITTENT PILOT REMOTE ELECTRONIC IGNITION AND
CONTROL SYSTEM
SETTING THE TIME
Display, Timer/Thermostat RF Remote Handsets
Notice: The display shows the set temperature every 30 seconds.
•
The display will flash after either:
a. Installing the battery or
b. Simultaneously pressing the
flame)
SETTING THE TEMPERATURE
TEMP
• Select either the TEMP MODE or the
MODE by
briefly pressing the SET button.
• Hold the SET button until the TEMP display flashes.
•
Press (large flame) to set the hour and the (small flame)
to set the minute.
Press OFF to return to manual mode or simply wait and it will
automatically return to the manual mode.
•
(large flame) and
(small
•
•
•
CHANGING THE MODE OF OPERATION
Briefly pressing the SET button changes the mode of operation in
the following order:
Notice: MANUAL mode can also be reached by pressing either
the
(large flame) or the
(small flame).
and back to
MAN
TEMP
TEMP TIMER
Manual Flame Height Adjustment
MAN
MAN
Mode
-
•
Press
•
•
Press (large flame) to increase the flame height.
Press (small flame) to decrease the flame height or to go to
pilot standby position.
TEMP - Daytime Temperature Mode
(appliance must be in standby mode; pilot ignited): The room temperature is measured and compared to the set temperature. The
flame height is then automatically adjusted to achieve the Daytime
set temperature.
TEMP
- Nighttime Setback Temperature Mode
(appliance must be in standby mode; pilot ignited):
The room temperature is measured and compared to the Nighttime Setback temperature. The flame height is then automatically
adjusted to achieve the Nighttime Setback temperature.
TIMER - Timer Mode
(appliance must be in standby mode; pilot ignited):
The timer setting allows you to set two (2) burner TEMP times
and two (2) burner TEMP times every 24 hours.
TEMP
For
to operate as a thermostat, TEMP must be set at
40°F (4°C) or higher.
If the TEMP setting is decreased to ≤ 39°F (3.9°C), the motor
will turn the valve to the standby position in the moon times and
await the next burner TEMP cycle.
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SETTING THE TIMER
• Select Timer mode by briefly pressing the SET button.
• Press and hold the SET button until the P1
(sun symbol)
is displayed and the time flashes. Set the hour by pressing the (large flame) to turn on the main burner.
Notice: While pressing either button a symbol indicating transmission appears on the display. The receiver confirms
transmission with a beep.
Set the desired temperature with
(large flame) or
(small
flame).
Press OFF or simply wait to complete programming.
Notice: When the desired room temperature is SET on the
hand held remote, the burner will automatically turn on when
the room temperature drops 3 degrees Fahrenheit (F) below
the SET temperature. The remote system will turn the burner
off when the room temperature reaches 3 degrees Fahrenheit (F) above the SET temperature. The pilot will remain lit
between burner cycles when using the thermostatic remote
control feature.
•
•
•
(large flame) and set the minutes by pressing the
(small
flame).
Briefly press SET button for the next burner cycle time.
Example: P1
(moon symbol) continue through P2
(sun
symbol) and P2
(moon symbol).
Once all four (4) times are set, press OFF or simply wait to
complete programming.
MANUAL OPERATION
Follow appliance lighting instructions for gaining access to the gas
control and the pilot burner. Access to the pilot burner is only required for ignition with a match.
When turning main valve knob, do not force. Knob has a slip clutch
that clicks until the end stops are reached. This allows for manual
flame height adjustment as well as adjustment to pilot standby position.
1. STOP! Read the safety information included before proceeding.
2. Turn main valve knob to the OFF, full clockwise
position.
3. Turn MANUAL knob to the MAN, full clockwise
position.
4. Place ON/OFF switch (if equipped) in O (OFF position).
5. Wait five (5) minutes to clear out any gas. Verify that no gas
is in the area around the appliance, including near the floor. If
you detect gas STOP! Follow "A" in the safety information on
page 26. If no gas is present, proceed to step 6.
6. Place ON/OFF switch in (ON position).
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INTERMITTENT PILOT REMOTE ELECTRONIC IGNITION AND
CONTROL SYSTEM
7. With the MANUAL knob in MAN position a manual pilot valve operator and piezo igniter are accessible.
Ignition with match:
Fully push down manual pilot valve operator and hold
in, to start pilot gas flow.
Immediately light the pilot with a match, while continuing to
hold in the manual pilot valve operator for about one (1) minute after the pilot is lit. Release manual pilot valve operator. If
pilot does not stay lit, wait five (5) minutes and repeat.
8.
9.
10.
11.
Ignition with piezo igniter:
Change the ignition cable from the receiver to the valve. Use
the push piezo igniter to ignite. If pilot does not stay lit, wait
five (5) minutes and repeat.
Caution: If the pilot does not stay lit after several tries, turn
the gas control knob (main valve knob) to OFF and proceed
to step 11.
If applicable, reinstall the top cover on the burner base before
proceeding.
Turn MANUAL knob to the ON, full counterclockwise
position.
Turn main valve knob to the full ON, full
counterclockwise position.
If the appliance will not operate, follow the instructions "TURN
OFF GAS TO APPLIANCE" and call the service technician or
gas supplier.
TURN OFF GAS TO APPLIANCE
• Press OFF button on remote.
• Follow appliance instructions for gaining accessibility to the
gas control.
• Place ON/OFF switch in O (off position).
• Turn main valve knob to the OFF full clockwise
position.
• Replace appliance top cover.
Battery replacement
Battery replacement is recommended at the beginning of each
heating season. Do not use metal tools to remove batteries. Using
a metal tool could cause a short that may damage the receiver.
Location of Receiver
When the RF-receiver is placed in the appliance, the surrounding
metal can reduce reception considerably. The position of th antenna on the receiver also influences reception. It is recommended
to straighten the antenna. The antenna must not come in contact
or cross the ignition wire, this may render the receiver inoperable.
CAUTION: Keep receiver free from debris and dirt. Protect
the receiver with a plastic bag until all construction is complete.
CONNECTION
MANUAL PILOT
PIEZO IGNITER VALVE OPERATOR
TAB 2.8 X 0.8 mm
PIEZO IGNITER
ON/OFF SWITCH
IN ON POSITION
MANUAL KNOB
IN MAN POSITION
8 WIRE
RECEIVER JACK
MAIN VALVE KNOB
IN OFF POSITION
MICROSWITCH
Figure 27
MISCELLANEOUS
Low Battery Indication
Receiver:
three short beeps will sound when motor turns
Remote with display:
"BATT" will appear on display
MANUAL KNOB
IN POSITION FOR
AUTOMATIC IGNITION
Notice: Thermostatic Displays/Handsets: If the battery of the
handset is low or if the transmitter is out of the communication range, the motor turns down the valve to pilot gas
after 6 hours.
Notice: With very low battery the GV60 system shuts off the fire
completely. This will not happen if the power supply is
interrupted.
CUTOUT FOR
PILOT GAS
ADJUSTMENT
Figure 28
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INTERMITTENT PILOT WIRING DIAGRAM
Main Valve Knob
Manual Knob
Piezo Igniter
Connection for
manual ignition
Combination Control
ON/OFF Switch
Interrupter
Block
O
8 Wire Cable
I
Thermo Current
Cable #2 or ON/OFF
Switch with Soldered Cable
Thermo Current
Cable #1
Thermocouple
Ignition Cable
RF Antenna
SPARK
SW
TC
MA
GR
MO
PANEL
SW
Battery
Compartment
Button “RESET”
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OPERATION INSTRUCTIONS/FLAME APPEARANCE
Flames from the pilot (front center of burner) as well as the main
flame should be visually checked as the fireplace is installed.
In normal operation at full rate after 10 to 15 minutes, the flame
appearance should be sets of yellow flames.
Notice: All flames will be random by design, flame height will go
up and down.
Avoid any drafts that alter burner flame patterns. Do not allow fans to
blow directly into fireplace. Do not place a blower inside the burner
area of the firebox. Ceiling fans may create drafts that alter flame
patterns. Sooting and improper burning will result.
During manufacturing, fabricating and shipping, various components
of this appliance are treated with certain oils, films or bonding agents.
These chemicals are not harmful, but may produce annoying smoke
and smells as they are burned off during the initial operation of the
appliance, possibly causing headaches or eye or lung irritation. This
is a normal and temporary occurrence.
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.
Once the break in operation has been completed, adjust the heater
to the desired output and then replace the surround.
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PILOT FLAME CHARACTERISTICS
Figures 29 and 30 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 31 and 32 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.
THERMOPILE
(VFRL ONLY)
THERMOPILE
(VFRL ONLY)
PILOT
PILOT
THERMOCOUPLE
(LPG)
THERMOCOUPLE
(NATURAL)
Incorrect Pilot Flame Pattern for MILLIVOLT
Figure 31
PILOT
THERMOCOUPLE
(LPG)
THERMOCOUPLE
(NATURAL)
Correct Pilot Flame Pattern for MILLIVOLT
Figure 29
PILOT
THERMOCOUPLE
(LPG)
THERMOCOUPLE
(NATURAL)
Incorrect Flame Pattern for INTERMITTENT PILOT
Figure 32
If pilot flame pattern is incorrect, as shown in Figures 31 and 32
• See Troubleshooting, page 37.
THERMOCOUPLE
(LPG)
THERMOCOUPLE
(NATURAL)
Correct Pilot Flame Pattern for INTERMITTENT PILOT
Figure 30
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PILOT FLAME CHARACTERISTICS
Cleaning and Maintenance/Pilot
Oxygen Depletion Sensor Pilot (Figures 33 and 34)
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.
B
A
MILLIVOLT PILOT
Figure 33
INTERMITTENT PILOT
Figure 34
CLEANING AND SERVICING
Annual inspection and cleaning by your dealer or qualified
service technician is recommended to prevent malfunction
and/or sooting.
TURN OFF HEATER AND ALLOW TO COOL BEFORE
CLEANING.
Remove any optional decorative covers or decorative glass material.
Gloves are recommended.
PERIODIC CLEANING - Refer to parts diagram for location of
items discussed below.
•
•
•
Do not use cleaning fluid to clean any part of heater.
Remove loose particles and dust from the burner, controls and
grate.
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.
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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 for proper operation.
Verify smooth and responsive ignition of main burner.
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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
(OPTIONAL) WALL SWITCH
INTERRUPTEUR MURAL
(FACULTATIVE)
Use the two leads (Red and Green) to attach optional
components.
Refer to remote control installation and operating
instructions for more details on remote control.
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.
Install remote control receiver behind bottom
louver.
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.
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.
Figure 35
MAINTENANCE
Keep the control compartment and burner area clean by vacuuming
or brushing area at least twice a year.
the front of the fireplace clear of all obstacles and materials.
THE FIREPLACE CAN GET VERY HOT – HANDLE ONLY WHEN
COOL.
Front should be installed 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 fireplace.
Never obstruct the flow of the combustion and ventilation air. Keep
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TROUBLESHOOTING
SYMPTOMS, POSSIBLE CAUSES AND CORRECTIONS
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 REMOTE/OFF/ON
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. 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 (does not apply to 10k BTU models)
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.
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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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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Index No.
Part No.
Description
COMMON PARTS
Index No.
Part No.
Description
VFL20IN3 10,000 BTU/HR MILLIVOLT MODEL (CONT.)
1
27559
FIREBOX BAFFLE
17
2
27406
BURNER ASSEMBLY COVER
3
28056
FIREBOX BOTTOM
4
28055
5
6
7
8
27092
TUBING ASSEMBLY - PILOT - LP
18
26161
VALVE BRACKET
19
R9369
VALVE, 10,000 - LP
BLOWER SHIELD
19
R9368
VALVE, 10,000 - NAT
27085
BURNER SUPPORT
22
26162
PIEZO BRACKET
R7624
AIR SHUTTER
23
R3436
REMOTE OFF/ON SWITCH
R7572
JAMB NUT 1/4"-18 NPS
24
R9760
PIEZO IGNITOR
27086
BURNER END SUPPORT
25
27223
PILOT BRACKET
10
P200
ORIFICE FITTING
NS
IGNITOR WIRE
NS
REMOTE/OFF/ON HARNESS
9
P182
ORIFICE #55 - LP
9
P288
ORIFICE #48 - NAT
VFL20IN3 MILLIVOLT MODEL
VFL20IN7 INTERMITTENT PILOT MODEL
9
P182
ORIFICE #55 - LP
ORIFICE #48 - NAT
11
R10410
TUBE BURNER
9
P300
12
R3623
PILOT ASSEMBLY - LP
11
R10410
TUBE BURNER
12
R3624
PILOT ASSEMBLY - NAT
12
R5170
PILOT - LP
13
27147
TUBING ASSEMBLY - INLET
12
R5171
PILOT - NAT
14
27093
TUBING ASSEMBLY REGULATOR TO PILOT - NAT
13
27148
TUBING ASSEMBLY - INLET
15
R7063
PILOT REGULATOR - NAT
14
27145
TUBING ASSEMBLY REGULATOR TO PILOT - NAT
16
27094
TUBING ASSEMBLY - VALVE TO
REGULATOR NAT
15
R7063
PILOT REGULATOR - NAT
17
27092
TUBING ASSEMBLY - PILOT - LP
16
27094
TUBING ASSEMBLY - VALVE TO
REGULATOR - NAT
18
26161
VALVE BRACKET
17
27095
TUBING ASSEMBLY - PILOT
19
R3625
VALVE - LPG
18
27091
VALVE BRACKET
19
R3626
VALVE - NAT
19
27472
VALVE - LPG
22
26162
PIEZO BRACKET
19
27471
VALVE - NAT
23
R3436
REMOTE OFF/ON SWITCH
24
R9760
PIEZO IGNITOR
20
R10566
ELECTRONIC CONTROL
THERMOSTAT
25
27223
PILOT BRACKET
21
R10567
WIRE HARNESS - 8 PIN
NS
IGNITOR WIRE
NS
REMOTE/OFF/ON HARNESS
VFL20IN3 10,000 BTU/HR MILLIVOLT MODEL
25
27404
26
R10565
PILOT BRACKET
REMOTE CONTROL THERMOSTAT
NS
R10568
IGNITOR WIRE
NS
R10569
SWITCH AND WIRE ASSEMBLY
NS
R10570
THERMOCOUPLE WIRE ASSEMBLY
9
P193
ORIFICE #64 - LP
9
P214
ORIFICE #53 - NAT
11
R10477
TUBE BURNER
NS
R10572
THERMOCOUPLE CONNECTOR
12
R3623
PILOT ASSEMBLY - LP
NS
R10564
12
R3624
PILOT ASSEMBLY - NAT
REMOTE CONTROL KIT (INCLUDES
#20, 21, & 26)
13
27147
TUBING ASSEMBLY - INLET
14
27093
TUBING ASSEMBLY REGULATOR TO PILOT - NAT
15
R7063
PILOT REGULATOR - NAT
16
27094
TUBING ASSEMBLY - VALVE TO
REGULATOR - NAT
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VFL28IN PARTS LIST
Description
Index No.
Part No.
Description
Index No.
Part No.
1
27570
FIREBOX BAFFLE
9
P182
ORIFICE 1.55mm - LP
2
27571
BURNER ASSEMBLY COVER
9
P300
ORIFICE #40 - NAT
3
27554
FIREBOX BOTTOM
11
R10734
TUBE BURNER
4
28055
BLOWER SHIELD
12
R5170
PILOT - LP
5
27085
BURNER SUPPORT
12
R5171
PILOT - NAT
6
R7624
AIR SHUTTER
13
27148
TUBING ASSEMBLY - INLET
7
R7572
JAMB NUT 1/4"-18 NPS
8
27086
BURNER END SUPPORT
14
27145
TUBING ASSEMBLY REGULATOR TO PILOT - NAT
10
P200
ORIFICE FITTING
15
R7063
PILOT REGULATOR - NAT
16
27094
TUBING ASSEMBLY - VALVE TO
REGULATOR - NAT
17
27095
TUBING ASSEMBLY - PILOT
18
27091
VALVE BRACKET
19
27472
VALVE - LPG
19
27471
VALVE - NAT
COMMON PARTS
VFL28IN3 MILLIVOLT MODEL
VFL28IN7 INTERMITTENT PILOT MODEL
9
P182
ORIFICE 1.55 mm - LP
9
P257
ORIFICE #40 - NAT
11
R10734
TUBE BURNER
12
R3623
PILOT ASSEMBLY - LP
12
R3624
PILOT ASSEMBLY - NAT
13
27147
TUBING ASSEMBLY - INLET
20
R10566
14
27093
TUBING ASSEMBLY REGULATOR TO PILOT - NAT
ELECTRONIC CONTROL
THERMOSTAT
21
R10567
WIRE HARNESS - 8 PIN
15
R7063
PILOT REGULATOR - NAT
25
28039
16
27094
TUBING ASSEMBLY - VALVE TO
REGULATOR NAT
17
27092
TUBING ASSEMBLY - PILOT - LP
18
26161
VALVE BRACKET
19
R3625
19
PILOT BRACKET
26
R10565
REMOTE CONTROL THERMOSTAT
NS
R10568
IGNITOR WIRE
NS
R10569
SWITCH AND WIRE ASSEMBLY
NS
R10570
THERMOCOUPLE WIRE ASSEMBLY
VALVE - LPG
NS
R10572
THERMOCOUPLE CONNECTOR
R3626
VALVE - NAT
NS
R10564
22
26162
PIEZO BRACKET
REMOTE CONTROL KIT (INCLUDES
#20, 21, & 26)
23
R3436
REMOTE OFF/ON SWITCH
24
R9760
PIEZO IGNITOR
25
28039
PILOT BRACKET
NS
R5668
IGNITOR WIRE
NS
R10947
REMOTE/OFF/ON HARNESS
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OFF
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SURROUND FRONTS
This fireplace requires a surround, available from your Empire Comfort Systems dealer. The surround shown below allows the fireplace
to be installed as an insert in an existing fireplace or in a mantel. For elevated installation in a wall, see the surrounds on the following
page. If you need additional information beyond what your dealer can furnish, contact Empire Comfort Systems Inc., Nine Eighteen
Freeburg Ave., Belleville, Illinois 62220.
6x6 Surround
Glass Door Frame
• Black
Louvers 45 Deg
• Black (Standard)
Insert Accessories
• Hammered Pewter
• Stainless
Bottom Cover
Shroud
• Black
The shroud provides a transition from
the fireplace/insert to your existing
hearth opening up to 48 x 36 inches.
Requires a surround.
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Surround
• Black
• Black
Used to finish off bottom of insert and surround panels when installed in a fireplace
without a flush hearth extension. To be used
with surround kits.
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SURROUND FRONTS
The fireplace requires a surround, available from your Empire Comfort Systems dealer. The surrounds shown below allow the fireplace
to be installed elevated in a wall. For installation as an insert in an existing fireplace or in a mantel, see the fronts on the previous page.
Glass Front
Glass panel with mounting brackets, shield and hardware.
Metal Picture Frame
With glass panel (concealed louvers on top)
Glass Front
Bottom Shield
Trim
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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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