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SB5400SS Model
Residential and Outdoor Fireplace
Installation, Operation and Maintenance Manual
This
fireplace is listed by
system components.
OMNI-Test Laboratories
for use with
“L” Series
chimney
Congratulations!
You have chosen the finest wood burning fireplace available. Your fireplace has been designed for
years of heating and viewing enjoyment. Please take time to read this entire manual before installing
or operating your fireplace.
Table of Contents
Listing and Code Approvals...........................................................................................................Below
Important Information..........................................................................................................................1
Operation Guidelines.........................................................................................................................2
Clearances .................................................................................................................3-4
Fireplace Location ................................................................................................................5
Installation Preparation ........................................................................................................6-7
Floor Protection . ...............................................................................................................8-9
Fireplace Components ...................................................................................................10
Fireplace Installation .....................................................................................................11
Chimney Installation ...............................................................................................................12-13
Chimney Offset Installation ............................................................................................14-15
Chimney Cap Installation ......................................................................................................16-17
Chimney Cap Chase Installation ......................................................................................................18
Outside Combustion Air Precautions and Recommendations ..............................................19-20
Combustion Air Assembly ...............................................................................................................21
Gas Appliance Installation .......................................................................................................22-23
Trim and Door Installation ................................................................................................................24
Fireplace Operation ...............................................................................................................25-26
Maintenance and Safety .........................................................................................................27-29
Repair Parts Diagram and List ................................................. .............................................30-31
Warranty...................................................................................................................................32-33
Listing and Code Approvals
The instructions contained in this manual provide the information necessary to install this fireplace in accordance
with Underwriter’s Laboratories requirements and in compliance with the National Fire Protection Association
Standard No. 211. Some codes may require the fireplace and chimney be electrically grounded. Before
beginning the installation, you should check with local building officials to obtain required permits and assure
compliance with local regulations and coded. If you encounter problems with code requirements, contact your
dealer for assistance.
These Fireplace models are listed by OMNI-Test Laboratories, Inc. to U.L. 127-standard for factory-built
fireplaces. The design of this fireplace and these instructions complied with applicable safety standard for a
factory built fireplace in effect at the time the fireplace was manufactured. You should be aware, however, that
failure to install, operate, and maintain this or any other factory built fireplace properly can result in a house
fire or other occurrences that could cause deaths, injuries, and property damages. It is very important that the
persons installing and/or supervising the installation of this fireplace have appropriate skills in using the tools
and techniques required; and reading and comprehension skills sufficient to read and follow these instructions.
These instructions contain warnings, cautions, and notes to emphasize important safety information. To assure
that safe and satisfactory service is received from this fireplace, please read the following special notices and
all the contents of this manual.
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Important Information
2
1. Read these instructions entirely before beginning any part of the installation. Save these instructions for
any future repairs.
2. Use these instructions as a guide during the installation of the fireplace.
3. Be sure these instructions become the property of and are reviewed by all future users of this fireplace to
encourage proper operation and maintenance.
4. All the parts used with this fireplace system must be installed in accordance with these installation
instructions. Failure to do so may be hazardous and will void the warranty.
5. This fireplace and accessories should not be altered in any way that is not specifically recommended in
this manual.
6. Refer to your local building code for local requirements pertaining to installation of factory-built fireplaces.
These fireplaces are intended for installation and use according to standard NFPA NO.211 of the National
Fire Protection Association.
7. This fireplace must not be installed with a masonry flue.
8. This fireplace and chimney should not be used for venting a wood or coal burning heater or fireplace
insert.
Warning: Do not install a separate solid fuel insert or gas fireplace insert into this fireplace and chimney
system without written authorization.
9. Warning: Do not pack required air spaces with combustible material or insulation not specifically
recommended for use in such areas.
Intended Product Usage
The fireplace is designed to sit directly on a combustible floor. The fireplace must be installed with clearances
to combustible building materials specified in this manual. Only parts manufactured by MHSC and labeled
for use with the fireplace should be used in the installation of this fireplace except for special roof flashings
that may be fabricated locally. The use of improper parts in the installation can be hazardous and voids the
warranty offered by MHSC.
This fireplace is designed to burn wood. This fireplace is not designed to burn coal, unplumbed liquid fuels,
unplumbed gaseous fuels or household refuse. Any attempt to burn these fuels in the fireplace can be
hazardous.
Failure to heed usuage warnings may cause a fire hazard and will void the Warranty. This fireplace is intended
for supplemental heating only and is not intended for use as a primary heating system. For use with Solid
Wood Fuel, UL Classified Processed Solid Fuel Fire Logs, or Certified Decorative Gas Appliance.
“Do not use a fireplace insert or other product not specified for use with this fireplace.”
Improper Installation
Improper installation or use of this fireplace will void the warranty and can cause:
1.
2.
3.
4.
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Damage to the fireplace from overheating.
Hazardous temperatures to develop on combustible materials adjacent to the fireplace or chimney.
The emission of smoke, sparks or hazardous gases into the dwelling.
Leakage of rain water into the dwelling.
Operation Guidelines
5
When a AK4 combustion air assembly and a combustion air duct are attached to the connecting point on the left
of the fireplace, combustion air may enter the firebox through a dampered opening behind the left side panel.
This feature is designed for your benefit to reduce the room air used for combustion and to prevent excessive
loss of heat from the room. When the fireplace is in use, this damper should be open. When the fireplace
is not in use, the damper should be closed to prevent cold air from entering the firebox. The combustion air
damper is open when the lever, located on the left side of the firebox near the top of the left firebrick, is up and
closed when the lever is down.
Outside air for combustion is optional unless required by federal, state or local building codes. See the section
of this manual providing the instructions for installation of the combustion air assembly. The design of the
fireplace allows the routing of the combustion air duct up, down, or horizontally to obtain the outside combustion
air. This permits flexibility in planning your installation. See Figure 23 for typical installation methods. Review
the precautions and recommendations in this manual pertaining to outside combustion air installation.
Glass doors should be installed to receive the maximum benefit from your fireplace. For large fires, the
maximum heating benefit from the fireplace will be obtained with the doors open due to the high amount of
radiant heat being emitted out of the front opening of the fireplace. With a small fire, or before retiring in the
evenings, it is best to operate the fireplace with the doors closed to prevent excessive room air form being
drawn up the chimney. When the doors are open, the mesh screens should be closed to help keep burning
embers from popping out of the firebox.
The fireplace should also be equipped with a flue damper, which must be open when the fireplace is in use.
The flue damper control lever is located inside the fireplace. The counterweighted damper is operated by
simply pushing up to open or pulling down to close the damper. When the fireplace is not in use, the damper
should be closed to prevent cold air form entering the chimney as well as preventing warm air in the room
from escaping up the chimney.
NOTE: It is normal for a small amount of smoke to be released from the upper portion of the fireplace the first
few times you use your new fireplace. This results from an oil residue on the metal. Open a door or window
to allow the smoke to escape.
The grate included with this fireplace helps to appropriately locate and contain the burning wood. Failure to
use this grate may cause overheating of parts of the fireplace and allow large pieces of burning wood to roll
forward out of the firebox. If the grate becomes warped or damaged, it must be replaced with grate number
050456 only.
WARNING: Fireplaces equipped with doors should be operated only with the doors fully open or doors fully
closed. If doors are left partly open, gas and flame may be drawn out of the fireplace opening, creating risks
of both fire and smoke.
All fireplace chimneys are in direct contact with cold air on the exterior of the structure. Consequently, when
the fireplace is not in use, cold air can fall down the chimney of the fireplace to cool off the fireplace chase.
Therefore, the fireplace chase must be insulated to minimize the risk of cold air infiltration to the home.
Even if the fireplace chase is adequately insulated, this cannot completely ensure that cold air infiltration
into the structure will be eliminated. Cold air infiltration is a possibility with any fireplace or device that freely
communicates with the air on the outside of the structure. Today’s homes are more energy-efficient and,
therefore, better insulated and tightly constructed. Unfortunately, when air is removed from the house, as by
a bathroom fan, or consumed by a furnace, additional air is needed to replace the air consumed. Unless the
additional air is supplied, this can cause a negative pressure in the home. When this happens, the house will
draw in outside air form the cracks in the windows, down the fireplace flue or other locations of air leakage in
the home. Because cold air infiltration may be unavoidable in some structures, MHSC is not responsible for
heat loss or air infiltration through or around the fireplace.
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Clearances
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Figure 1
RESIDENTIAL INSTALLATION
HT
ET
TL
U
U
EO
FL
MODEL LC CHIMNEY CAP
IG
HE
15 FT=MIN. HEIGHT (NO OFFSETS)
15FT=MIN. HEIGHT (2 30° ELBOWS)
21 FT=MN. HEIGHT (4 30° ELBOWS)
86FT=MAX. HEIGHT (CHIMNEY SUPPORT
EVERY 25 FT)
STORM COLLAR
ROOF FLASHING
MODEL 612
L12 (1' PIPE)
L18 (11/2' PIPE)
L36 (3' PIPE)
L48 (4' PIPE)
MAINTAIN 2" MIN. AIR SPACE
BETWEEN CHIMNEY AND
COMBUSTIBLES
FIRESTOP MODEL LF-FS-2
(REQUIRES 17x17 FRAMING)
54"
FIREPLACE MODEL
SB5400SS
FLEXIBLE DUCT TYPE
FP-4-U
COMBUSTION AIR
ASSEMBLY
53 3/8"
CAUTION:
DO NOT RESTRICT SIDE AIR
INLET VENTS WITH SURROUND
OR TRIM MATERIALS
GALVANIZED METAL STRIP
NAIL TO FRAMING MEMBERS
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Clearances
Figure 2
OUTSIDE INSTALLATION
SAMPLE INSTALLATION
(FOR REFERENCE ONLY)
LCL TELESCOPING
CHIMNEY CAP (1 REQUIRED)
LCF FLAT
FLASHING
SHOWN (OR EQUIVALENT)
L48 CHIMNEY
SECTION
(1 REQUIRED)
2" MINIMUM CLEARANCE
TO COMBUSTIBLES
(EITHER SIDE)
8 FT MIN.
EXTERIOR FINISH
MATERIALS
REMOVED FOR CLARITY
USE ONLY
NON-COMBUSTIBLE
MATERIALS BELOW
TOP OF SPACERS
METAL SAFETY STRIP
(REQUIRED WHEN PLACED
ON A COMBUSTIBLE FLOOR)
H2068 HEARTH
EXTENSION OR EQUIVALENT
(1 REQUIRED) WHEN PLACED
ON A COMBUSTIBLE FLOOR
(REFER TO PG. 11)
1 1/2
AIR SPACE
CLEARANCE
27 7/8
(MIN)
23 1/2
(MIN)
28
(MIN)
SCREENED OPENING
MANTEL INSTALLATION
76 1/2
(MIN)
16*
SIDE WALL INSTALLATION
COMBUSTIBLE FRAMING
MEMBERS TO
TOP OF SPACERS
* APPLIES WHEN GLASS DOORS ARE INSTALLED
USE ONLY
NON-COMBUSTIBLE
MATERIALS BELOW
TOP OF SPACERS
12"
MAX
COMBUSTIBLE MANTEL
TOP EDGE OF FIREPLACE
18" MIN. FROM FIREPLACE OPENING
TO BOTTOM OF COMBUSTIBLE MANTEL.
(MANUFACTURER RECOMMENDATION)
TOP EDGE OF
FIREPLACE OPENING
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Clearances
Figure 3
34
11" I.D. FLUE
13" O.D.
OUTER PIPE
9 3/4
26 3/8
16 5/8
9/16
44
53 1/8
4 1/2
4 1/2
1/8
6 5/8
11 1/16
GAS LINE
OPENING
52 7/8
27
OUTSIDE AIR
OPENING
35 1/16
8 7/8
10 3/16
8 1/16
11 3/8
15 19/32
Figure 4
"L" SERIES CHIMNEY SECTIONS
L36
L36
L36
L18
L12
11
11 5/8
34 5/8
L48
L36
L18
35
35 5/8
17
L18
34 LINEAR GAIN
52 5/8
70 5/8
47
47 5/8
17 5/8
6
L3
6
76 11/16
6
12 3/16
L3
9 13/16
61 11/16
L1
8
4 5/16
56 3/4
L3
46 3/8
8
30 3/4
L4
25 9/16
L3
16 1/16
6
L12
L1
8
LE30
ELBOW
L18
52 LINEAR GAIN
70 LINEAR GAIN
21 13/16
27 13/16
30 5/16
39 5/16
NOTE: DIMENSIONS MAY VARY SLIGHTLY DUE TO MANUFACTURING TOLERENCES.
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Fireplace Location
CAUTION: Do not install fireplace over carpeting.
This fireplace does not weigh more than large pieces of furniture and can normally be located near a load
bearing wall without requiring additional foundations or supports. If however, the fireplace is to be trimmed
with a heavy stone or brick facing and hearth extension, be sure the supporting structure is adequate.
Figures 5 and 6 provide dimensional details of the fireplace, required spacing to combustible walls, and some
suggested fireplace locations. When selecting a location, choose one that is away from frequently opened
doors, central heat outlets or returns, or other places where air movements may disturb the airflow around the
fireplace. Air turbulence near the fireplace may cause smoke to spill out of the fireplace opening.
Figure 5
1 1/2
AIR SPACE
CLEARANCE
64 15/16
(MIN)
19 3/8
23 1/2
(MIN)
28
(MIN)
53 1/8
91 7/8
(MIN)
19 3/8
27 7/8
(MIN)
SCREENED OPENING
76 1/2
(MIN)
16*
CORNER INSTALLATION
SIDE WALL INSTALLATION
* APPLIES WHEN GLASS DOORS ARE INSTALLED
Figure 6
FULL PROJECTION
CORNER
FLUSH
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Installation Preparation
Survey the planned location for the fireplace for overhead plumbing or electrical wires, etc., that might complicate
the installation or endanger persons installing or cleaning the chimney. Avoid a location where the chimney
cap will be near abrupt changes in the roof shape, nearby wall or embankments, under or near trees or above
the roof of a single story wing of a two story building as shown by Figure 9. All these conditions can cause
turbulence or pressure conditions that can cause poor chimney draft and smoke spillage from the fireplace
opening. Elbows may be used to offset the chimney to avoid obstructions or to locate the chimney cap in a
preferred location. Refer to the sections of this manual pertaining to chimney offsets for instructions on proper
elbow use. Poor installation or location of the chimney cap and/or components can cause wind blown rain to
enter the chimney.
Be sure the selected location will allow a 17” square combustible material-free space for the chimney to pass
through. If the chimney is to pass through living or storage spaces, be sure there is adequate space to enclose
the chimney to avoid personal contact with, or damage to, the chimney. If the fireplace is to be installed on an
outside wall, the surrounding walls (chase) should be constructed and insulated as shown by Figure 7. Failure
to insulate the fireplace form outside temperatures will cause heat loss through and around the fireplace.
Figure 7
JOIST INSULATE SAME
AS CEILING
LCL TELESCOPING
CHIMNEY CAP
LCLF FLAT CHASE
TOP FLASHING
CHIMNEY SECTIONS
"L" SERIES
SOLID
SURFACE
SEE NOTES
FIRESTOP SPACER
INSULATE OUTSIDE
WALLS OF CHASE
NOTES:
1. MODEL LF-FS-2 FIRESTOP
SPACER MUST BE USED.
2. LOCAL CODES MAY NOT REQUIRE
FIRE STOPPING AT THE CEILING LEVEL
FOR CHASE INSTALLATIONS, BUT IT IS
RECOMMENDED FOR SAFETY AND
REDUCING HEAT LOSS.
3. DO NOT INSULATE THE CHASE WITH
BLOWN OR FILL TYPE INSULATION.
INSULATION SHOULD ONLY CONTACT
THE FIREPLACE AT POINTS WHERE
THE FIREPLACE WOULD NORMALLY BE
CONTACTED BY FRAMING MATERIALS
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8' 0"
LEVEL
SOLID CONTINUOUS
SURFACE
INSULATION
(THERMAL BARRIERS)
OUTSIDE BASE
Installation Preparation
Figure 8
SINGLE STORY INSTALLATION WITH
ATTIC SPACE
LC CHIMNEY CAP
FLUE OUTLET HEIGHT
STORM COLLAR
3 FT. MIN. OR 2' ABOVE
ANY POINT WITHIN 10'
FLASHING
(612 OR 1212)
ATTIC SPACE
SEE TABLE 1 FOR
ROOF OPENING
SIZE
FIRESTOP SPACER
LF-FS-2 (2" AIR SPACE
CLEARANCE TO
COMBUSTIBLES
15 FT MIN.
17" SQUARE
OPENING
IN JOIST
"L" SERIES CHIMNEY COMPONENTS
2" MIN. CLEARANCE
TO COMBUSTIBLES
Figure 10
MULTIPLE STORY INSTALLATION
MODEL LC
CHIMNEY CAP
FLUE OUTLET HEIGHT
3 FT. MIN.
Figure 9
STORM COLLAR
(INCLUDED WITH CAP)
FLASHING
PREFERRED
LOCATION
(612 OR 1212)
POOR
LOCATION
17" SQUARE
OPENING IN
JOIST
MAX. INSTALLATION
HEIGHT - 86 FT. CHIMNEY
17" SQUARE
OPENING IN
JOIST
17" SQUARE
OPENING IN
JOIST
ATTIC SPACE
SEE TABLE 1 FOR
ROOF OPENING SIZE
FIRESTOP SPACER
LF-FS-2 (2" AIR SPACE
CLEARANCE TO
COMBUSTIBLES
THIRD FLOOR AREA
2" CLEARANCE TO
COMBUSTIBLES (MIN.)
FIRESTOP SPACER
LF-FS-2 (2" AIR SPACE
CLEARANCE TO
COMBUSTIBLES)
SECOND FLOOR AREA
FIRESTOP SPACER
LF-FS-2 (2" AIR SPACE
CLEARANCE TO
COMBUSTIBLES)
FIRST FLOOR AREA
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Floor Protection
If this fireplace is installed on a combustible floor, the floor area 20 inches in front of, and 12 inches either side
of the fireplace opening must be protected by an insulating noncombustible hearth extension. This hearth
extension may be either minimum 6-inch thick stone or brick as shown by Figure 11, an H2068 hearth extension kit or a locally constructed equivalent to the H2068.
The H2068 hearth extension kit consists of sufficient insulation board to cover the 20” x 68” floor area with ˚ inch
layer of insulation. A 20” x 68” piece of galvanized steel is included in the kit to cover the insulation before a
finishing layer of noncombustible material of stone, brick, tile, etc., is applied to finish the hearth extension.
The insulation used in the H2068 hearth extension has a thermal conductivity (K factor) of 0.43. If you do
construct a hearth extension equivalent to the H2068, be sure the insulation you use has enough compressive
strength to support the weight of the covering materials and persons standing on it, and insulating qualities
equal to or better than the 1/2” covering provided by the H2068.
Figure 11
12"
(MIN)
SB5400SS
FIREPLACE
20"
(MIN)
HEARTH
12"
(MIN.)
6"
(MIN)
SAFETY STRIP IS REQUIRED WHEN
UNIT IS PLACED ON A COMBUSTIBLE FLOOR
OR PLATFORM.
ALTERNATE BRICK OR STONE
HEARTH EXTENSIONS FOR USE
WITH THE SB5400SS FIREPLACE
WHEN PLACED OVER A COMBUSTIBLE FLOOR WITHOUT
INSULATION BOARD PROTECTION
BRICK OR STONE HEARTH
EXTENSION - 68" LONG MIN.
FIREPLACE AND HEARTH EXTENSION AND TOP VIEW
Figure 12
12"
12"
H2068 HEARTH EXTENSION
OR EQUIVALENT
68"
20"
NOTE: A hearth extension placed on a combustible
floor must be constructed with rigid insulation which
has a minimum "R" value of 1.16 or a "K" value of
0.43. The insulation must be covered with a
non-combustible covering such as a tile stone,
marble, or a piece of 0.018 minimum sheet metal
which is needed to protect the insulation. Follow
instructions provided with the fireplace for all other
specifications and directions for proper installation
of the fireplace and hearth extension.
SB5400SS MINIMUM HEARTH EXTENSION DIMENSIONS
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Floor Protection
The ability of insulating material to retard the transfer of heat may be expressed as either Thermal Conductance
(C), Thermal Conductivity (K), or Thermal Resistance (R). The mathematical relationship of these values and
the formulas for converting one value to another is as follows:
C=K divided by the material thickness
(Example C = .43 divided by 1/2 (.50)
C = .86)
K = C multiplies by the material thickness
(Example K = .86 multiplied by 1/2 (.50)
K = .43)
R= The material thickness divided by K
(Example R = 1/2 (.50) divided by .43
R = 1.16)
Figure 13
53 1/8"
52 7/8"
27"
METAL SAFETY STRIP
COMBUSTIBLE
FLOOR
26 3/8"
RTH
20"
HEA
TOR
TEC
PRO
68"
WARNING: THE HEARTH EXTENSION AND THE
METAL SAFETY STRIP SHOULD BE INSTALLED
ONLY IN A HORIZONTAL RELATIONSHIP TO THE
FIREPLACE, AS ILLUSTRATED.
Figure 14
12" (MIN)
12" (MIN)
20"
(MIN)
METAL
SAFETY STRIP
TOP OF
RAISED HEARTH
FLOOR LINE WITH RAISED HEARTH
HEARTH EXTENSIONS
With either type hearth extension minor shifting of the supporting floor or expansion and contraction may
eventually cause a crack to develop between the hearth extension and the face of the fireplace. To help
prevent the crack from developing, the hearth extension materials must be firmly fastened in place. Wall ties
should be screwed to the face of the fireplace and imbedded in the mortar joints of brick, stone, or other noncombustible materials. The metal safety strip packed with the fireplace must be placed beneath the fireplace
and extended under the hearth extension or into a mortar joint of the hearth extension as shown by Figures
11, 13, and 14. In the event a crack does eventually develop, the metal safety strip will serve as a barrier to
prevent sparks or embers from falling from the fireplace onto combustible flooring materials.
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Fireplace Components
Figure 15
AK4 COMBUSTION
AIR ASSEMBLY
WSB54
GLASS DOORS
LC
CHIMNEY CAP
LCL TELESCOPING
CHIMNEY CAP
SB5400SS
H2068
HEARTH EXTENSION
KIT
L48
L36
L18
CHIMNEY SECTIONS
MODEL NUMBER
SB5400SS
L12
LE30
30° ELBOW SET
612-1212
FLASHING
LF-FS-2
FIRESTOP SPACER
LCS
CHIMNEY SUPPORT
LCLF FLAT WASHER
36" x 72" (13-1/2" DIA. HOLE)
DESCRIPTION
44 Inch front opening fireplace. Includes stainless wire firescreen, sealing flue damper and outside
combustion air capability. When installed, outside combustion air can be connected to left side.
See installation instructions for details.
L48
4-foot chimney section (11-inch diameter flue/13" dia. outer pipe)
L36
3-foot chimney section (11-inch diameter flue/13" dia. outer pipe)
L18
1 1/2- foot chimney section (11-inch diameter flue/13" dia. outer pipe)
L12
1-foot chimney section (11-inch diameter flue/13" dia. outer pipe)
LE30
One pair of 30-degree elbows. Maximum-two pairs (4 elbows per chimney)
LCS
Chimney support (required when chimney height exceeds 30 feet)
LC
Round chimney cap for contemporary installation. Includes storm collar.
LCL
Round telescoping chimney cap. For use with flat chase top terminations.
612
0-6/12 pitch flashing for contemporary installation.
1212
6/12-12/12 pitch flashing for contemporary installation.
LF-FS-2
17-inch firestop spacer. One required at each ceiling or floor level.
LF-FS-30
Firestop spacer--for 30 degree chimney incline through ceiling or floor.
FP-4-U
4-inch insulated combustion air duct-8-foot lengths.
403
4-inch duct connector (for splicing FP-4 ducts). Includes two clamps.
LCLF
3'x7' Flat chase flashing. For use with LCL chimney cap.
AK4
4-inch outside combustion air assembly.
WSB54
Optional polished brass glass door kit.
H2068
Hearth extension-protects floor against sparks and radiant heat (residential installation) 20"x68".
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Fireplace Installation
Location Selection
Unpack and check the fireplace and chimney for damage. If any items have been damaged, report this to
your dealer. Before beginning the installation, be sure you have the proper parts in sufficient quantity. Refer
to Figure 28 for proper identification of parts.
Do not substitute parts. Use only parts listed for use with the Model SB5400SS fireplace.
Fireplace Installation
1. Refer to Figure 1 for an example of a typical installation of the fireplace components.
2. Be sure the location of the fireplace will provide the required clearances indicated by Figures 2, 3, & 5 and
the minimum chimney air space clearance to combustibles of two inches.
3. Set the fireplace in the desired location and be sure it is securely supported and leveled. Check the face
of the fireplace with a carpenter’s level and if it is not plumb; correct it by placing shims under the edges
of the fireplace.
4. Block in the fireplace to prevent any shifting of the firebox. Secure the fireplace with nails or screws through
the flanges located on each side of the fireplace. Do not enclose the fireplace until the combustion air duct
and chimney pipes are installed.
NOTE: Some local codes may require electrically grounding the fireplace and chimney.
Chimney Installation
In order to assure safe and satisfactory performance of the fireplace, it is very important to properly install the
chimney. This is an important part of the installation and the sections of this manual pertaining to chimney
installation should be reviewed very thoroughly.
For your safety, some of the important things to remember in regard to chimneys are listed below:
1. Use only parts and accessories labeled for use with this fireplace.
2. Use only undamaged parts and accessories.
3. Enclose the chimney where it passes through the living spaces to prevent contact with and possible damage to the chimney.
4. Install firestop spacers at each ceiling level.
5. Install the proper chimney cap or chimney housing on the chimney to prevent the entry of rain and debris
into the chimney and to assure the proper venting of smoke.
6. Do not use more than four elbows in the chimney.
NOTE: To select the proper chimney height, refer to Figure 1. The flue outlet must be a minimum of three feet
above the highest point where the chimney penetrates the roof and a minimum of two feet above all portions
of the building within ten feet. If the chimney is to include elbows to offset the chimney, refer to the Chimney
Offset and Cap Installation section of this manual. There must be at least two inches air space between all
sections of the chimney and combustible materials between floors.
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Chimney Installation
Figure 16
10'
10'
24" MIN.
36"
24" MIN.
36"
NOTE:
FLUE OUTLET SHOULD BE TWO FEET ABOVE ALL PORTIONS OF THE BUILDING
WITHIN TEN FEET AS SHOWN IN THE ILLUSTRATION. THE CHIMNEY MUST NOT
EXTEND MORE THAN 90 INCHES ABOVE THE ROOF WITHOUT ADDITIONAL SUPPORT.
1. Lay out, cut and frame openings through all ceilings and the roof at the point where the chimney will pass
through. Unless the chimney is to be offset, the point where the center line of the chimney will pass through
the ceiling and roof can be determined with a plumb line as shown by Figure 17. The fireplace should
be located in the planned installation position. After the center line is established and a nail is driven to
mark the point, the opening can be cut if you are satisfied with the chimney location relative to ceiling and
roof joists and/or any other obstructions. The roof opening center line should be marked by driving a
nail through the roof from underneath that will penetrate the roof and can be located from the rooftop. If
the chimney is to penetrate a pitched roof, the hole in the roof must be rectangular instead of square and
should be sized according to Table1.
2. Install the firestop spacer as required from beneath the ceiling unless the space above is attic space. In an
attic, the firestop spacer should be installed at the floor level of the attic. You must have joists or headers
on all four sides of the spacer and use a minimum of four 8-penney nails to secure the spacer.
3. To install the “L” series chimney sections, insert the male end of the flue, the smallest diameter pipe, into
the flue outlet of the fireplace and press down until the snap locks engage. Continue the process, adding
the chimney sections on top of each other until the chimney is at least six inches above the roof opening
on all sided. As the chimney sections are installed, check each joint to make sure it is properly locked to
the previous section. If additional strength of the outer pipe joints is desired, you may use two or three
sheet metal screws placed through the area where the outer pipes overlap one another. To install these
screws, drill a 1/8-inch diameter hole through the chimney sections, taking care not to penetrate the inner
flue pipe. Warning: Be very careful when drilling the holes into the outer pipe. The drill must not penetrate
the inner stainless steel pipe.
NOTE: If you intend to have a total fireplace installation of more that 30 feet you must use chimney support
model LCS at or below 30 feet to support the weight of additional chimney pipe.
To install the chimney support, place the crimped end of the flue and outlet air duct portions into the last section of chimney pipe. Push down until the outside or inlet air duct of the chimney support overlaps and snap
locks the chimney support into the chimney section.
Nail the support straps tightly to a building frame member or ceiling joist as shown by Figure 18. You must
use at least two 8-penney nails per strap.
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Chimney Installation
TABLE 1
MINIMUM REQUIRED ROOF OPENING
MINIMUM FRAMED OPENING
Figure 17
CENTERLINE
OF CHIMNEY
ACTUAL
CENTER POINT
PLUMB LINE
PLUMB BOB
ROOF PITCH
0/12
1 12
2/12
3 12
4/12
5 12
6/12
7 12
8/12
9 12
10/12
11 12
12 12
"L" SERIES
DOUBLEWALL CHIMNEY
17" x 17"
17" x 17" 1/8"
17" x 17" 1/4"
17" x 17" 1/2"
17" x 17" 3/4"
17" x 18" 1/4"
17" x 18" 3/4"
17" x 19" 3/8"
17" x 20"
17" x 20" 5/8"
17" x 21" 3/8"
17" x 22" 1/4"
17" x 23"
IMAGINARY
CENTER POINT
INSTALLATION OF FIRESTOP-SPACER AT ATTIC LEVEL
Figure 19
INLET AIR PIPE
CEILING JOIST
FLUE PIPE
Figure 18
OUTER PIPE
FIRESTOP SPACER
HEADER
FLUE
CHIMNEY SECTION
INSTALLATION OF FIRESTOP-SPACER AT FLOOR LEVELS
SUPPORT STRAPS
FASTEN SECURELY
INLET AIR PIPE
FLUE PIPE
FLOOR JOIST
FIRESTOP
CHIMNEY
SUPPORT
SNAP LOCK CHIMNEY
SUPPORT SECURELY
TO LOWER PIPES
BEFORE FASTENING
SUPPORT STRAPS
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HEADER
FIRESTOP SPACER
CHIMNEY SECTION
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Chimney Offset Installation
Elbow Installation
The following are important points that should be observed when installing elbows on the fireplace:
1. The support straps of all elbows not installed directly on top of the fireplace should be nailed securely to the
surrounding structure. This allows the support strap to carry the weight of the chimney above the elbow
and prevents this weight from breaking the elbow or chimney sections apart.
2. Elbows should not be used in any combination that inclines the chimney more than 30 degrees from
vertical.
Figure 20
ALL FOUR SUPPORT
STRAPS MUST BE NAILED
ON TO FRAMING MEMBER
AROUND THE ELBOW WITH
A MINIMUM OF TWO (2)
8-PENNY NAILS PER STRAP
30° ELBOW
INLET AIR PIPE
FLUE PIPE
NOTE:
ALTHOUGH BOTH HALVES OF
THE ELBOW SET MAY HAVE
TIE STRAPS, ONLY THE TOP
HALF MUST BE SECURED. THE
BOTTOM ELBOW HALF IS NOT
REQUIRED TO BE SECURED FOR
ADDED STABILIZATION OF PIPE
3. The limitations on the quantity of elbows per chimney are as follows: If the total height of the fireplace and
chimney is—12’ - 2” or more — two elbows may be used in the chimney. 21’ - 0” or more — four elbows
may be used in the chimney.
4. The inclined portions of chimneys that pass through living spaces likely to be used for storage should be
enclosed to avoid contact with and possible damage to the chimney. The minimum air space of two inches
between the chimney and enclosing materials must be maintained.
5. The length of the inclined portion of chimney between elbows must not exceed 6 feet when unsupported
or 20 feet if the chimney is supported at six-foot intervals with support such as metal support straps.
6. When enclosing the elbows and inclined portions of the chimney, enclosing materials must be installed
vertically to maintain the required two-inch minimum air space clearance to the chimney at the extremities
of the offset. It is recommended that enclosing material not follow the inclined portions of the chimney.
Offset Installation Sequence
1. Determine the location and amount of offset required, then select the combinations of chimney sections
and elbows required from the offset chart. Refer to Page 19.
2. Install the first LE30 elbow by placing the extended flue into the mating part of the fireplace or chimney
section. Push down until the outside or inlet air duct of the elbow overlaps and the snaps lock the elbow
into the fireplace or chimney section.
3. Nail the support straps to the framing member with a minimum of two 8-penny nails per strap.
4. Install the sections of pipe between elbows until the proper number of chimney sections have been
installed.
5. Install the second elbow to return the run of the chimney to vertical.
6. Nail the support straps of the second elbow to a building frame member.
7. Continue installing the vertical portion of the chimney.
NOTE: If the inclined portion of the chimney passes through a floor or ceiling, an LF-FS-30 firestop spacer
should be installed to provide the firestop and support required. Be sure proper spacing in maintained between
the chimney and combustibles.
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Chimney Offset and Cap Installation
CONTINUE CHIMNEY TO PROPER HEIGHT AND
INSTALL ROUND CHIMNEY CAP OR
CHIMNEY HOUSING
Figure 21
STORM COLLAR
FLASHING
LF-FS-30
17
ROOF
22 1/16
FIRESTOP SPACER AS REQUIRED
7 1/4
7 9/16
30°
CENTERLINE OF
CHIMNEY
2" MIN. AIR SPACE
CLEARANCE TO
COMBUSTIBLES WITH
USE OF LF-FS-2 FIRESTOP
FASTEN SUPPORT STRAPS SECURELY
NOTE:
TWO ELBOWS MAY BE USED
WHEN TOTAL INSTALLATION
HEIGHT EXCEEDS 24FT. 2 IN.
CONTINUE CHIMNEY THROUGH ROOF AND
INSTALL ROUND CHIMNEY CAP OR
CHIMNEY HOUSING
FIRESTOP SPACER 2" MIN. AIR SPACE
CLEARANCE AT JOIST. ("L" SERIES CHIMNEY)
CHIMNEY MUST BE ENCLOSED
IN ACCESSIBLE AREAS.
SUPPORT STRAPS
NOT TO PENETRATE
FIRESTOP
VERTICAL CHIMNEY
ENCLOSURE
HOLD 13" DIAMETER
(OUTSIDE PIPE)
VERTICAL
SCRIBE LINE
AT BOTTOM
VERTICAL CHIMNEY
ENCLOSURE
FIRESTOP SPACER
FASTEN ALL SUPPORT
STRAPS SECURELY
DIAGONAL
CHIMNEY
ENCLOSURE
VERTICAL CHIMNEY ENCLOSURE
RECOMMENDED.
DIAGONAL CHIMNEY ENCLOSURE
ACCEPTABLE.
NOTE: LCL CHIMNEY CAP IS SAME AS LC WITH
THE EXCEPTION OF A LONGER TELESCOPING
PIPE WHICH MAY BE NEEDED FOR SPECIAL
INSTALLATIONS SUCH AS CHASE INSTALLATIONS.
RISE
DIAGONAL CHIMNEY
ENCLOSURE
MODEL LC
CHIMNEY CAP
SUPPORT STRAPS
OFFSET MAX. (10')
NOTE: FOUR ELBOWS MAY
BE USED WHEN TOTAL
INSTALLATION HEIGHT
EXCEEDS 24FT.
MAXIMUM 4 ELBOWS
PER FIREPLACE.
16
FIRESTOP
SPACER
2" AIR SPACE
CLEARANCE TO
COMBUSTIBLES
*36"
18 1/2"
APPLY MASTIC HERE
STORM COLLAR
FLASHING
* OR 2" ABOVE ANY POINT WITHIN 10'
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Chimney Cap Installation
Model LC Chimney Cap
Special Note: The proper height as previously explained is important to assure proper draft and safety. The
chimney cap extends the flue outlet four inches above the top of the last section of chimney. This should be
kept in mind when determining the proper height for the chimney. The chimney should not be extended more
than 90 inches above the supporting roof structure without additional support. In the case of an “A” frame type
construction or other steep pitch roofs that require more than 90 inches of chimney above the roof, a support
should be attached to the chimney at the 90 inch level that is strong enough to support a wind load of 3-1/8
pounds for each inch the chimney extends above 90 inches. The flue outlet must be a minimum of three feet
above the point where in penetrates the roof.
C aution : Be careful to avoid electrical shock hazard when contacting wires to the metal chimney
components.
1. Extend the regular chimney sections until the top of the chimney is 4 inches below the total flue height
desired. Do not snap the last section of inlet air duct or largest diameter pipe in place until Step 3 is
completed.
2. Remove the shingles from around the chimney so that the flashing may be installed, with the upper part
of the flashing under the shingles.
3. Set the flashing on the roof. Hold a section of the outside pipe (13” diameter) on the flashing and scribe
a line around the flashing, then cut the top off the flashing by cutting 1/4 inch below the scribed line. This
should increase the diameter of the flashing outlet sufficiently to allow the flashing to be placed over the
chimney. See Figure 21.
4. Snap the last section of inlet air duct in place and slide the flashing over the chimney. Adjust the chimney
to assure that the proper minimum clearances are maintained.
5. Nail the flashing securely in place with eight nails.
6. Seal the crack between the top of the flashing and the chimney with mastic. Leave some excess mastic
at this area to be used in step eight. NOTE: Use pliers and wear gloves when performing step seven to
minimize the danger of cutting your hands on the edge of the storm collar.
7. Place the storm collar around the chimney and put the collar together like a belt in belt loops. Slide the
end of collar under the two loops on the other end with the loops facing up. Overlap the ends of the collar
until it is tight against the chimney. Bend the free end of the collar back over the loops to hold the storm
collar securely together. The excess end of the storm collar may be trimmed off.
8. Slide the storm collar down snugly against the flashing until the excess mastic left in step six is forced up
into the crack between the storm collar and the chimney. This should make the joint between the flashing
and the chimney watertight.
9. Install the chimney cap by placing the cap into matching parts of the last chimney section. Then punch or
drill 1/8 inch diameter holes in the inlet air duct (chimney pipe) where specified on the brackets and fasten
it down with the No. 8 screws provided. Do not penetrate the inner stainless steel pipe while installing the
screws.
10.Check all the parts of the fireplace, chimney and chimney termination cap to assure that no parts have
been damaged or bent during installation and that all parts have been installed properly.
Note: The metal used for the chimney cap has a rust protective coating but the cut edges of the parts are
not protected. To prevent rusting and rust staining of nearby structures, exposed parts of the chimney and
chimney cap should be detergent washed and painted with a galvanized primer paint.
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Chimney Height and Offset Charts
HEIGHT
(INCHES)
35
39
47
52
58
64
70
75
82
87
94
99
105
111
117
122
129
134
141
146
152
158
164
169
176
181
188
193
199
205
211
216
223
228
235
240
246
252
258
263
270
275
282
287
293
293
305
310
317
322
329
334
340
346
352
357
364
369
376
18
INTERMEDIATE
SECTIONS
1'
1-1/2'
3'
0
0
1
2
1
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
1
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
2
1
1
0
0
0
1
0
1
2
0
0
0
0
1
1
0
0
3
0
1
0
0
0
2
0
1
3
0
0
1
0
1
2
0
0
0
0
1
1
0
0
3
0
1
0
0
0
2
0
1
3
0
0
1
0
1
2
0
0
0
0
1
1
0
0
3
0
1
0
0
0
2
0
1
3
0
0
1
0
1
2
0
0
0
0
1
1
0
0
3
0
1
0
0
0
2
0
1
3
0
0
1
0
1
2
0
0
0
0
1
1
0
0
3
1
0
0
0
0
2
0
1
3
0
0
1
0
1
2
0
0
0
0
1
1
0
0
3
0
1
0
0
0
2
0
1
3
0
0
1
0
1
2
0
0
0
CHIMNEY SECTIONS WITH ELBOW OFFSETS
4'
0
0
1
0
1
1
0
1
1
0
2
1
0
2
1
0
2
1
3
2
1
3
2
1
3
2
4
3
2
4
3
2
4
3
5
4
3
5
4
3
5
4
6
5
4
6
5
4
6
5
7
6
5
7
6
5
7
6
8
ELBOW
SET
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1"
0
1
0
2
1
0
2
0
0
1
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
CHIMNEY SECTIONS
3'
1-1/2'
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
1
1
0
0
1
0
0
1
1
0
0
0
1
2
0
0
1
1
0
2
1
0
0
1
1
3
0
0
1
2
0
3
1
1
0
2
1
0
0
1
1
3
0
0
1
2
0
3
1
1
0
2
1
0
0
1
1
3
0
0
1
2
0
3
1
1
0
2
1
0
0
4'
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
1
1
0
1
1
0
2
1
0
2
1
0
2
1
3
2
1
3
2
1
3
2
4
3
2
4
3
2
4
3
5
TOTAL IN.
OFFSET
4 1/2
10
13
15 1/2
18 1/2
22
24
28
30 1/2
33 1/2
36 1/2
39 1/2
42
45 1/2
48
51 1/2
54
57
60
63
65 1/2
69
71 1/2
75
77 1/2
80 1/2
83 1/2
86 1/2
89
92 1/2
95
98 1/2
101
104
107
110
112 1/2
116
118 1/2
122
17
26 1/2
31 3/4
36
41 1/4
47 1/4
50 3/4
57 3/4
62
67 3/4
72 1/2
77 1/2
82
88
92 1/4
98 1/2
102 3/4
107 3/4
113 1/4
118 1/4
122 1/2
128 3/4
133
139 1/4
143 1/2
148 1/2
154
159
163 1/4
169 1/2
173 3/4
180
184 1/4
189 1/4
194 3/4
199 3/4
204
210 1/4
214 1/2
220 3/4
Note for Straight Run Chimneys:
Chimney support required at 25’ chimney height.
Notes for Chimneys with Elbow Offsets:
The length of the inclined portion of the chimney between
elbows must not exceed 6 feet when unsupported, or 20 feet
if the chimney is supported at 6 foot intervals using either
metal support straps or an LCS chimney support.
The LCS chimney support when installed at a 30 degree
angle will add 8” of rise and 4-5/8” of offset to the chimney
height calculations.
53D9028
Chimney Cap Chase Installation
The preinstalled chimney sections should be no more than 13 inches below the top of the chase. The installation
should be planned so that either a two-foot or three-foot chimney section will be used for the top section. This is
necessary to ensure complete engagement of the inlet air telescope and chimney cap into the top section.
1. Extend the chimney sections until the top of the chimney is not more than 13 inches below the top of the
chase.
2. Center the hole in the chase cover over the chimney. The chase cover overhang should be lanced, formed
over the chase and secured with nails. This prevents water from seeping under the chase cover. If two
or more chase covers are to be used on the same chase, they should be soldered together to form two
watertight seams.
3. Place the outer telescope inside the hole in the chase cover and lower it down into the mating pipe of the
chimney until the support brackets on the telescope section rest on the flange of the chase cover.
4. Bend the tab with a hole on each bracket outward and secure cap to flashing, using the tabs provided.
5. Once the telescope is secured, place the rain shield over the top of the telescope pipe assembly. The rain
shield will be supported by the telescope brackets.
Caution: Be careful around electrical wires to avoid the electrical shock hazard of contacting the wires with
the metal chimney components.
Note: When two fireplace chimneys are terminated above the same chase, the centers of the chimney caps
should be at least 24 inches apart to help prevent smoke from a fireplace in use from being drawn down the
chimney of a fireplace that is not in use. Additional spacing between caps or staggering the height of the caps
will further lessen the likelihood of this occurring.
6. Place LCL cap assembly into position by aligning the flue telescope into the last section of flue pipe and
lower it down until the 3 cap legs rest on the top edge of the outer telescope pipe. Secure legs of cap to
the telescope with screws provided.
7. Check all parts of the chimney and chimney cap to assure that no parts have been damaged or bent during
installation and that all parts have been installed properly.
Note: The metal used for the chimney and chimney cap has a rust-protective coating but the cut edges of the
parts are not protected. To prevent rusting and rust staining of nearby structures, exposed parts of the chimney
and chimney cap should be detergent-washed and painted with galvanized primer paint.
LCL CHIMNEY CAP DESIGN
INCORPORATES LONGER DUCT
AND FLUE PIPE FOR CHASE
TYPE INSTALLATION.
CHASE TOP FLAT FLASHING
DOES NOT REQUIRE VENTING
OR STANDOFF SPACERS
AROUND PERIMETER.
CHASE
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ON LARGE CHASE TOPS IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT CROSS
SUPPORTS BE USED TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL SUPPORT
TO ELIMINATE SAGGING OF THE FLASHING.
13" MAX. SPACE BETWEEN CHIMNEY
SECTION AND CHASE COVER.
2" MIN.
MAINTAIN 2" MINIMUM AIR SPACE
CLEARANCE TO COMBUSTIBLES
ABOVE ROOF LINE.
ROOF LINE
USING TABS PROVIDED, SECURE OUTER
TELESCOPING TO THE FLAT FLASHING.
1 1/2' MIN.
OVERLAP
Figure 22
OUTER
TELESCOPE
NOTE: Locally built chase flashings must incoperate
a 13-1/4 min. to 13 3/4 max. x 2" high min. flanged
hole for proper installation of the LCL Chimney Cap.
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Outside Combustion Air Precautions & Recommendations
Note: The use of outside air for combustion is optional unless required by building codes. It is only necessary
to supply outside combustion air to one side of the fireplace. Use the model AK4 combustion air kit.
Figure 23
SECURING OUTSIDE AIR STARTING COLLAR TO FIREPLACE
INSULATION RING
INSERT SHORTEST SIDE
OF THE TUBE THROUGH
THE FIREPLACE OUTER
WRAP TO PROPERLY
SEAL AGAINST FIREBOX
WALL AND GASKET.
LONGER LENGTH OF THE TUBE
TO OUTSIDE.
STEP 1: SECURE OUTSIDE AIR STARTING
COLLAR TO LEFT SIDE OF FIREPLACE WITH
FOUR SHEET METAL SCREWS PROVIDED.
STEP 2: SECURE OUTSIDE
DUCT TO STARTING COLLAR
WITH DUCT CLAMP OR SCREWS.
NOTE: THE STARTING COLLAR EXTENDS
THROUGH THE OUTER FIREPLACE JACKET
AND WILL SEAL AGAINST THE FIREBOX
WALL WHEN SECURED AS INDICATED.
FIREPLACE OUTER WRAP
AK4 COMBUSTION
AIR KIT (SHORTEST
TOWARD FIREBOX)
SECOND FLOOR
AK4 MOUNTING PLATE
FIREBOX INSULATION SEAL
FIRESTOP SPACER
TERMINATION CAP
DUCT EXTENDED
TO MISS JOIST
FIRESTOP SPACER
CAUTION: DO NOT TAKE
COMBUSTION AIR FROM
ATTIC SPACE OR GARAGE.
TO OUTSIDE WALL
8' MAX.
INLET GRILLE
IN SOFFIT
(OVERHANG)
INSTALLATION ABOVE BASEMENT
OR CRAWL SPACE
CONCRETE SLAB INSTALLATION
(OPTIONAL OUTSIDE AIR RUNS)
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53D9028
Outside Combustion Air Precautions & Recommendations
Outside Combustion Air Recommendations (continued)
1. Extremely long runs and numerous turns in the duct leading from the fireplace to the combustion air assembly
should be avoided. These conditions will increase the resistance to the free flow of air through the duct.
Refer to Figures 1, 23, and 24 for methods of installing the outside air for combustion assemblies.
2. The combustion air assembly should be located at an exterior location, which is not likely to be accidentally
blocked in any manner. The assembly should be located above the snow line to prevent blockage by snow
accumulation.
3. The combustion air inlet assembly should never be mounted in a garage or storage area where combustible
fumes such as gasoline might be drawn into the fireplace.
4. Combustion air can be drawn form the crawl space under a house when an adequate supply of air is
provided by open ventilation.
5. Do not take combustion air from attic space or garage space.
Figure 24
NAIL
HOLES
6" DIA. HOLE FOR AK-4
SCREWS
COMBUSTION AIR ASSEMBLY
FOR MODEL NO. AK-4
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OUTSIDE AIR CONTROL
LEVER (LIFT TO OPEN,
PULL DOWN TO CLOSE)
21
Combustion Air Assembly
Model AK-4 Combustion Air Assembly
1. Remove the cover plate from the 4-inch outlet opening location on the left outside of the fireplace. DO
NOT remove the cover if the outside air will not be connected.
2. Place the insulation ring between the AK-4 starting collar and fireplace wall and place the starting collar
(4 inch) into the hole on the left side of the fireplace. Fasten it in place with the four sheet metal screws
provided.
3. Cut a 6-inch diameter opening for model AK-4 in the outside wall covering where the outside vent is to be
located.
4. Select and cut a piece of duct sufficient length to attach to the fireplace and protrude at least three inches
beyond the face of the wall to which the AK-4 inlet air vent will be attached. The duct may be cut with a
standard pocket knife (use FP-4 U duct for maximum efficiency and safety). Do not use a combustible
duct. Always use UL Listed Class 0 or 1 duct material.
5. If the duct is the insulated type, push the insulation back from one end of the duct approximately two
inches.
6. Slip the exposed end of the duct over the starting collar on the fireplace.
7. Using the sheet metal screws provided, secure the duct end to the collar attached to the fireplace.
8. Nail or screw the combustion air assembly to the surface of the wall.
NOTE: If the wall covering is brick or stone, use appropriate masonry fasteners. Mount the combustion air
assembly with “TOP’” upward to prevent cold air from entering through the wall. If it is necessary to splice the
duct, a model 403-duct connector should be used to splice duct sections.
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53D9028
Gas Appliance Installation
Warning: Improper installation or operation of a gas appliance in this fireplace can allow unburned gas to leak
out which will cause a fire or explosion hazard, or the release of poisonous carbon monoxide into the dwelling
which can cause serious injury or death to its inhabitants. To reduce these risks to a minimum, the following
important notices and instructions should be read and followed carefully.
Important Notices:
1. The provision for a gas line is intended for connection to a decorative gas appliance which and complies
with the Standard for Decorative Gas Appliances for Installation in Vented Fireplaces, ANSIZ21.60. If a
decorative gas appliance is installed, it must be installed in accordance with the National Fuel Gas Code,
ANSIZ223.1.
Caution: “When a decorative gas appliance is installed, the fireplace damper must be fixed in a manner
If an unvented gas appliance (blue flame) is installed it must incorporate an automatic shutoff device, and
must be installed in accordance with with the National Fuel Gas Code Z223.1, Latest edition.
Caution: If an unvented gas appliance is installed in the fireplace, the gas appliance must only be operated
with the fireplace glass door fully open (if included). Only unvented gas log set which have been found to
comply with the standard for unvented room heaters, ANSI/IAS/AGA Z21.11.2, are to be installed in this
fireplace. When an approved ANSI/IAS/AGA Z21.11.2 unvented room heater is installed in this fireplace,
a H2853 CANOPY must also be installed.
Warning: Do not operate an unvented gas log set in this fireplace with the chimney removed.
which will maintain the minimum permanent vent opening at all times.”
The installer of the fireplace and gas appliance must describe the operation of the fireplace and
appliance to the people who will be operating them and leave all instruction manuals with the operator of
the appliance.
2. An approved gas shut off valve must be located outside the fireplace in an area accessible to the users of
the fireplace.
3. All gas piping and fitting must be either steel or malleable iron. Unions must be of the ground joint type.
4. Some code authorities prohibit or place restrictions on the use of gas appliances in fireplaces. Check with
local code authorities before proceeding with the installation.
5. The gas appliance and all connecting gas piping should only be installed by a licensed gas appliance
installer.
The following instructions only apply to passing the gas line through the fireplace wall. Follow the instructions
provided by the appliance for the gas line, testing and adjusting it.
1. Locate the recessed area in the side refractory panel as shown by Figure 25.
2. Tap out a round hole in the brick liner with a hammer by tapping lightly on the recessed area.
3. Remove the two screws that hold the cover plates on the jacket wrap and discard the cover plate.
4. Use a screwdriver or similar tool to push the loose insulation out of the tube between the firebox and the
outer jacket of the fireplace.
5. Install the gas pipe through the tube between the firebox and jacket.
6. Attach the gas appliance to the gas pipe according to the appliance makers instructions.
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7. Pack the insulation removed in step 4 around the pipe to prevent air flowing through the tube either into
or out of the firebox.
8. Be sure the gas is turned off at the appliance, then turn the gas on at the cut off valve and test the gas
line connections for leaks with soapy water solution or a liquid leak detector. DO NOT USE A MATCH
OR OTHER FLAME SOURCE TO CHECK FOR GAS LEAKS. If a gas leak is detected, turn the gas off
immediately and fix the leak.
9. Proceed with testing the appliance for leaks and adjusting it as required by the manufacturer
instructions.
Figure 25
OUTER FIREPLACE WRAP
INNER FIREPLACE
WRAP
SIDE BRICK
26” MAX.
FIREPLACE FIREBOX
HEARTH BRICK
GAS LINE ACCESS TUBE
MAINTAIN 1/2” MINIMUM
AIR SPACE CLEARANCE TO
COMBUSTIBLES FOR GAS
LINE OUT TO 4” FROM SIDE
OF THE FIREPLACE
BACK REFRACTORY
BRICK
SIDE REFRACTORY
BRICK
COMBUSTIBLE MATERIALS MAY BE
LOCATED AT ZERO CLEARANCE TO GAS
LINE BEYOND 4” FROM FIREPLACE SIDE
REPACK INSULATION
AROUND GAS LINE
WHERE IT PASSES THRU
GAS LINE TUBE FOR
PROPER SEAL
KNOCKOUT
Applying Decorative Trim to the Fireplace
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Do not allow the trim materials to extend closerGASLINEINSTALLATION
than 3/8 inch to the vertical edges of the firebox opening if you
plan to equip the fireplace with glass doors.
The face of your fireplace may be left exposed or trimmed with any noncombustible material such as brick,
stone or marble. If a trim is installed, be sure it is fastened snugly to the face of the fireplace. A crack between
the material and the face of the fireplace could pose a fire hazard and impair the proper operation of the
fireplace. Blocking the fireplace with framing and attaching the base to the supporting floor will further reduce
the possibility of such a crack developing.
Wall ties should be fastened to the face of the fireplace with sheet metal screws and placed in the mortar joints
of masonry trim.
Combustible material must not be installed below the top spacers of the fireplace or overlap the sides of the
fireplace face. Seal the face of the fireplace to the surrounding wall with non-combustible caulk or trim materials
to prevent cold air leakage around the fireplace.
The trim should not block or restrict in any way the flow of air into the side air inlets in the face of the
fireplace.
Be sure to provide the required floor protection as described in a preceding section of this manual.
Combustible mantles and trim must be installed in accordance with the National Fire Protection Association
- ANSI NFPA 211 Standard - Section 7-2.3.3.
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INSTALLATION OF NONCOMBUSTIBLE FACING MATERIALS TO THE FRONT FACE OF THE FIREPLACE
NONCOMBUSTIBLE
FACING MATERIAL
USE ONLY NONCOMBUSTIBLE MATERIALS BELOW TOP OF SPACERS
COMBUSTIBLE FRAMING
MEMBERS FACING MATERIAL
TO TOP OF SPACERS
FIREPLACE
FACE
Figure 26
STEEL LINTEL
(OPTIONAL)
CAUTION: DO NOT COVER OR
RESTRICT SIDE VENT AREAS
WITH SURROUND OR TRIM
MATERIALS
Figure 26A
MANTEL INSTALLATION
COMBUSTIBLE FRAMING
MEMBERS TO
TOP OF SPACERS
WARNING:
THE SPACE BETWEEN THE
FACE OF THE FIREPLACE
AND THE NONCOMBUSTIBLE FACING MATERIAL
MUST BE SEALED. FAILURE
TO PROPERLY SEAL THIS
CRACK CAN CAUSE A POSSIBLE FIRE HAZARD AND
WILL VOID THE WARRANTY
12"
MAX
COMBUSTIBLE MANTEL
M1021
TOP EDGE OF FIREPLACE
facing installation
8/08
18" MIN. FROM FIREPLACE OPENING
TO BOTTOM OF COMBUSTIBLE MANTEL.
(MANUFACTURER RECOMMENDATION)
USE ONLY
NON-COMBUSTIBLE
MATERIALS BELOW
TOP OF SPACERS
TOP EDGE OF
FIREPLACE OPENING
Figure 27
COMBUSTIBLE
SURROUND
PLACEMENT
COMBUSTIBLE SURROUND MATERIALS
MAY BE PLACED INSIDE THE SHADED
AREAS. COMBUSTIBLES MAY NOT
OVERLAP EDGE OF BLACK PAINTED
FACE MORE THAN 1/8".
OUTLINE OF
FIREPLACE
FIREBRICK
2 1/2"
(REF.)
EXTEND LINE FROM OPPOSITE
REAR CORNER OF FIREBOX
PAST INSIDE OPENING OF THE
FRONT FACE SIDE PANEL.
DO NOT RESTRICT
SIDE AIR INLETS
Glass Door Installation
This fireplace has been tested and listed for use with optional Model WSB54 glass doors. For installation of
the Model WSB54 glass doors, see the instructions provided with the doors.
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Fireplace Operation
Warning: If a decorative gas appliance is used in the fireplace the fireplace damper must be fixed in an open
position. (See additional operation information in section titled “Operation Guidelines”.)
Advantages of a Wood Burning Fireplace
These are the practical, ecological advantages of wood as a fuel. Also to be considered is the aesthetic
appeal. Most of us consider a wood fire with nostalgia. We enjoy the aroma, and find the flickering light of a
cozy hearth conductive to a happy remembrance of things past. Wood has a low ash content. And the little
ash that remains after burning is useful in home gardening as a fertilizer and soil conditioner.
Warning: This appliance is not for use as cooking equipment.
Which Woods are Best?
Each wood species offers something different in aroma or heat value, and you should consider your needs
and desires before building your fire.
Softwoods, like pine, spruce, and fir are easy to ignite because they are resinous. However, a fire built entirely
of softwoods burns out quickly and requires frequent replenishment. While a softwood fire is not too desirable
for a long evening, it’s fine in the morning when you want quick warmth, or late in the evening when you want
a fire that will burn out before you go to bed.
On occasion when a longer fire is desired, it’s best to combine softwoods with the heavier hardwoods such
as ash, beech, birch, maple, oak and hickory. These hardwood species burn less rapidly, with shorter flames,
and produce steady, glowing coals.
For the most pleasing aroma, you’ll want to burn the wood of fruit trees such as apple and cherry, or nut trees
such as beech, hickory and pecan. Such wood is generally more expensive, but a little combined with other
wood, goes a long way. Start your fire with a mixture of softwood and hardwood, then add some fruit or nut
wood for nostalgic aroma. Since most woods will not burn well when freshly cut, the wood you purchase
should be reasonably dry. The sizes you buy are dictated by the size of your fireplace. Purchase logs that will
fit when laid across your grate, and ask that the larger, heavier logs be split. Kindling should be short, easily
split lengths of softwood, lumber yard or mill scraps, or twigs and branches gathered from your yard.
How to Build a Better Fire
The first three fires should be of moderate size to allow the fireplace to adjust and the bricks to cure before
being subjected to larger fires.
First, make sure your room is well ventilated, your damper open and the flue is unobstructed. Then make
sure your wood is dry and seasoned. Unseasoned wood burns poorly and coupled with poor ventilation or an
obstructed chimney, leads to smoking problems.
If your fireplace is equipped with an outside combustion air assembly, open the combustion air inlet by pushing
upward on the lever located above the firebrick on the left side of the firebox.
Never use gasoline, gasoline-type lantern fuel, kerosene, charcoal lighter fluid, or similar liquids to start or
“freshen up” a fire in this fireplace. Keep all such liquids well away from the fireplace while it is in use. Use of
this fuel can cause a serious explosion.
Prepare your fire by placing two logs on the iron grate or fire basket, and laying the tinder between them.
Tinder may be dry scrap paper, twigs, or bark. On top place a small handful of twigs or split softwood kindling.
Place more dry logs over this base. Keep logs close together, as narrow air spaces between them promote
better drafts, and heat reflected between adjacent surfaces aids in raising and maintaining combustion
temperatures.
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You’ll need a minimum of three logs, preferably four, to make a good fire. Add kindling and new logs as needed
to rekindle a dying fire. New logs should be added at the rear grate after raking the coals toward the front.
Do Not Overfire the Fireplace. Overfire conditions may be created by large amounts of kindling, building
scraps, or other improper fuels.
Ashes, important because they form a bed of glowing coals, should only be left to accumulate within an inch or
two of the bottom of the grate. Excess ashes can be used to check a flaming fire; or to “bank” your fire, cover
the logs with ashes. A “banked” fire will hold glowing coals for 8-10 hours, thereby saving a fire for later use.
Wood VS. Fossil Fuels
Compared to fossil fuels, a full cord of dry hickory weighs about two tons and is approximately equal in heating
value to a ton of hard coal. On a pound basis, heavy hardwoods have about half the heating value of coal.
The tabulation shows the relative densities and heat values of a variety of dry woods. Varieties at the top of
the list (Dogwood) burn longer and those near the bottom (White Pine) ignite and burn quicker. A combination
of both light and heavy wood is desired.
SPECIES
Dogwood
Hickory
Oak
Black Locust
Beech
Hard Maple
Birch
Apple
DENSITY
HEAT VALUE
.70-.79
100-107
.70-.74
100
.60-.73
86-99
.69-.70
95-98
.64-.66
89-91
.58-.65
83-88
.55-.64
79-86
.58-.62
83-84
SPECIES
Ash
Southern Pine
Elm
Cherry
Douglas Fir
Spruce
Redwood
White Pine
DENSITY
.57-.61
.51-.60
.50-.59
.50-.52
.45-.51
.41-.44
.33-.40
.35-.37
HEAT VALUE
81-82
73-81
71-80
70
64-69
59
47-54
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A Few Words of Caution
Beware of burning certain material in your fireplace. Among these are plastics, poison ivy twigs and stems,
and chemically treated woods such as discarded poles and railroad ties. These not only create air pollution,
but can induce extreme irritation for some individuals.
Use hemlock, spruce, juniper and other resinous woods with caution. They contain moisture pockets which,
upon heating, “pop” with considerable vigor.
Always use a fire screen. And always “bank” a fire, or at least push all unburned fuel to the rear of the grate
before leaving a fire unattended. Do not use this fireplace as an incinerator.
Because the termination of the chimney above the roof is exposed to wind and cold and the pressure changes
these and other environmental conditions may cause, a sufficient chimney draft may be hard to establish at
times. At other times the draft may be sufficiently disrupted to cause smoke to spill from the fireplace opening.
If problems with chimney draft occur, help start chimney draft before you build a fire by holding a piece of
burning paper near the flue opening at the top of the firebox to preheat the chimney. If smoke spills from the
fireplace opening after the fire is burning, open a window on the up wind side of the house that is far enough
away form the fireplace that the wind will not blow across the fireplace opening, push the burning wood as near
the back of the fireplace as possible, and if the fireplace is equipped with glass doors, close them.
DO NOT LEAVE CHILDREN OR PHYSICALLY OR MENTALLY HANDICAPPED, OR SENILE PERSONS
ALONE WITH A BURNING FIREPLACE.
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Fuel Storage
Wood can be dried sufficiently for burning within a few weeks if protected form rain in a low humidity area. It
is far better to cut wood and allow it to dry for a year. In all cases, the wood should be stacked so that both
ends of the sticks are exposed to the air and protected from rain. The drier the wood, the more usable heat
produced by the fire and less likely rapid accumulation of soot and creosote within the chimney is to occur.
See the section of this manual concerning chimney maintenance for information concerning the hazards of
soot a creosote accumulation. Small quantities of wood required for fire tending must be kept at least 30
inches from the fireplace.
Disposal of Ashes
Ashes should be placed in a metal container with a tight fitting lid. The closed container of ashes should be
placed on a noncombustible floor or on the ground well away from all combustible materials pending final
disposal. If the ashes are disposed of by burial in soil or otherwise locally dispersed, they should be retained
in the closed container until all cinder has thoroughly cooled. Ashes should never be placed in a container
with combustible materials.
Chimney Maintenance
Creosote, Formation and Need for Removal: When wood is burned slowly, it produces tar and other organic
vapors, which combine with expelled moisture to form creosote. The creosote vapors condense in the relatively
cool chimney flue of a slow-burning fire. As a result, creosote residue accumulates on the flue lining. When
ignited, this creosote makes an extremely hot fire.
The chimney should be inspected at least twice a year during the heating season to determine if a creosote
buildup has occurred.
If creosote has accumulated it should be removed to reduce the risk of a chimney fire.
The chimney cap can be removed for inspection, maintenance and cleaning by removing three screws from
the support legs and lifting upward.
When the fireplace is first in use, inspect the chimney frequently and clean the chimney any time an accumulation
is observed on the flue walls. The frequency of these inspections can be increased or reduced appropriately
after a pattern of accumulation has been established. Please note, however, that changes in the outside
environmental conditions such as temperature and humidity or changes in the operation of the fireplace can
lead to rapid buildup of soot and/or creosote.
To clean the chimney, obtain the services of a qualified and reputable chimney sweep, or remove the
accumulation with brushes on wooden or fiberglass poles. Do not use metal pipes, chains, wires, etc., to clean
the chimney because such items can scratch the surface of the stainless steel flue which can shorten the life
of the flue and provide a rough surface for soot particles to attach to.
Be sure to cover nearby furnishing and arrange some method of catching soot and creosote particles that may
fall during the chimney cleaning process. If glass doors are installed on the fireplace, they should be closed.
Extra caution must be used to avoid damage to the flue damper during the cleaning process.
In addition to checking and cleaning the chimney on a regular basis, be sure to inspect the chimney before
starting a fire at the beginning of each heating season. Make sure the chimney is clear from any accumulation
of soot, creosote or any other debris, and that all joints are intact.
MHSC does not recommend chemical cleaners because some may contain elements that corrode the metal
parts of the chimney or fireplace.
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Fireplace Maintenance
At the end of each heating season or when the fireplace will not be in use for an extended time, the ashes
should be removed and the hearth area should be swept as clean as is practical. The slow absorption of
moisture into the ashes over a long period of time could cause a condition which would be corrosive to the
metal fireplace parts.
At the beginning of each heating season, always operate the flue damper and make sure it has not become
stuck from soot, creosote, etc., during the period of inactivity.
Keep the lower and upper grille panels clean and free from dirt and lint accumulation at all times to get the
maximum efficiency from your fireplace.
As you use the fireplace, expansion and contraction will cause minor cracking of the hearth, back, and side
refractory materials. This is normal and unavoidable. If the cracks become large enough or parts dislodge
and metal behind the refractory is exposed, the refractory panels should be replaced with new panels that can
be obtained from you fireplace dealer.
Glass Door Maintenance
For glass door maintenance, see instructions provided with the glass doors.
Checklist of DO’S and DONT’S
DO’S
1. Do check with local building officials to be sure the installation of the fireplace complies with all building
codes and requirements and obtain required building permits. Do plan your installation with safety as you
primary consideration.
3. Do use only the prescribed material and parts for the installation of the fireplace.
4. Do insulate the exterior walls surrounding the fireplace to prevent excessive heat loss from the fireplace.
5. Do trim the face of the fireplace only with noncombustible materials.
6. Do attach the noncombustible face trim material firmly to the face of the fireplace.
7. Do block in or fasten the fireplace to prevent the possibility of the fireplace shifting out of position.
8. Do enclose the chimney where it passes through living spaces or spaces accessible for storage purposes
to prevent contact with and possible damage to the chimney.
9. Do install firestop spacers at each ceiling level when the chimney is installed in a multistory building.
10.Do install the proper chimney cap or chimney housing on the chimney to prevent rain and debris from
entering the chimney.
11.Do keep all flammable liquids, gases and pressurized containers away form the fireplace.
12.Do check the fireplace for proper adjustment and operation before leaving it unattended for long periods
of time.
13.Do inspect and clean the fireplace chimney regularly.
14.Do keep the fire screens closed when the fireplace is left unattended to minimize the danger of sparks
popping out of the fireplace.
15.Do use the grate furnished with and for this fireplace.
16.Do start a fire only with paper, kindling or solid composition fire starters specifically designed for starting
a fire. The use of liquid fire starter can cause an explosion within the fireplace.
17.Do place all ashes in a metal container with a tight fitting lid and place them on a noncombustible surface
well away from other combustible materials until they have completely cooled.
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18.Do store your fuel supply at a distance equal to or greater than the spacing recommended for combustible
materials from the fireplace.
19.Do build fires of moderate intensity in the fireplace for the first three fires to allow materials to adjust and
cure before being subjected to the intense heat of a large fire.
DONT’S
1. Don’t allow other installations or operation considerations to take priority over safety considerations.
2. Don’t attempt to use the fireplace until the installation is complete.
3. Don’t use unlisted parts and accessories with the fireplace except for special flashings that may be fabricated
locally.
4. Don’t use damaged parts or accessories with this fireplace.
5. Don’t install the fireplace in an exposed or uninsulated area.
6. Don’t install the fireplace over carpeting.
7. Don’t install the fireplace on a poorly constructed base or fail to fasten down or attach the fireplace to
prevent it from shifting out of position.
8. Don’t create or allow a crack to develop between the metal face of the fireplace and noncombustible
trim.
9. Don’t install the fireplace where flammable or explosive liquids or vapors are likely to be present.
10.Don’t neglect all the considerations mentioned in this manual concerning clearances to combustibles, spacing
from obstructions and proper chimney height when selecting the location and installing the chimney.
11.Don’t allow insulating materials to contact the chimney.
12.Don’t forget to support flat chase flashing to prevent water from puddling.
13.Don’t neglect to apply caulking or mastic to the required joints of the flashing and between the flashing
roof.
14.Don’t dry clothing or other articles near the fireplace.
15.Don’t store or place flammable liquids, gases or pressurized containers near the fireplace.
16.Don’t neglect to instruct all responsible persons in the proper and safe operation of the fireplace.
17.Don’t fail to instruct all persons, especially children and elderly persons, concerning the hazards of improper
operation and unauthorized tampering with the fireplace.
18.Don’t use this fireplace to burn paper, cardboard, or other debris.
19.Don’t neglect to inspect and clean the chimney regularly.
20.Don’t operate the fireplace with the glass fire screen doors partially open. The doors should always be
fully open or fully closed.
21.Don’t use gasoline, kerosene, engine oil,or charcoal lighter fluid.
22.Don’t store fuel supply closer to the fireplace than the minimum spacing required for combustible
materials.
23.Don’t subject the fireplace to the intense heat of a large fire the first three times the fireplace is used, but
build moderate fires to allow the materials to cure and adjust.
24.Don’t clean the chimney with metallic devices or chemical cleaners.
25.Don’t use the fireplace or chimney for venting wood or coal burning heaters or inserts unless approved
in writing by MHSC.
26.Don’t put combustibles within 28 inches of the fireplace opening.
“Warning: If
not installed, operated and maintained in accordance with the manufac-
turers instructions, this product could expose you to substances in fuel or from fuel
combustion which can cause death or serious illness and which are known to the state of
California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. Also, operation,
installation and servicing of this product could expose you to airborne particles of glass
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Parts Diagram and List
All repair part orders should be placed through your local dealer. To ensure prompt and accurate service,
please provide the following information when placing a repair part order: Model number of your Appliance,
Part Name, Part Number, and Quantity of parts needed.
Technical Service Department
MHSC
149 Cleveland Drive
Paris, KY 40361
www.mhsc.com
KEY
NO.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
1
PART NAME (NOUN FIRST)
ROD DAMPER
WELDMENT OSA ROD/PLATE
PANEL FIRESCREEN W/PULL
FIREBRICK SIDE ASSEMBLY
GRATE PAINTED ASSEMBLY
WELDMENT DAMPER WEIGHT
HANDLE DAMPER
FIREBRICK BACK ASSEMBLY
FIREBRICK, RT SIDE ASSEMBLY
HEARTH REFRACTORY
QTY.
1
1
2
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
SB5400SS
PART NO.
047647
050918
073104
067514
052874
053127
037391
067517
N/A
070035
6
2
3
4
5
Figure 28
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Limited Warranty
Factory-Built Fireplace and Components
(except blowers)
What is covered and for how long
•Five-Year Coverage - For five years from the date this fireplace and components are first purchased for use, MHSC
will, at its option, repair or replace any defective part of this fireplace or components, or refund to you a sum not to
exceed the factory retail price in effect at the time of purchase.
• Ten-Year Coverage - From the sixth through the tenth year following the date this fireplace or accessory is first purchased
for use, MHSC will make available to you, at our factory, a free replacement for any defective part in this fireplace or
accessory.
• Twenty-Five-Year Availability of Replacement Parts - From the eleventh through the twenty-fifty year following the date
this fireplace or accessory is first purchased for use, MHSC will make available at our factory replacement parts for this
fireplace or accessory, which you may purchase for the list price current at the time your purchase order is received.
What Is Not Covered
This limited warranty does not cover:
• Transportation or shipping cost.
• The cost of a service call to diagnose trouble.
• Painted surfaces.
• Damage ir defect caused by improper installation, accident, misuse, abuse or alteration.
• Poor ventilation of smoke or gases caused by air-conditioning and heating systems, exhause fans, or pressure
differentials produced by wind.
• Broken glass components
• Cracks in ceramic and castable parts that do not affect safe operation.
• We do not warrant this fireplace to be in compliance with your local building code. Building codes vary greatly
throughout the country, and you should determine whether your local building code contains restrictions on the use
of this fireplace before you purchase it.
• Blowers or fans, which are warranted separately.
• Heat loss due to the passage of heat or air through or around the fireplace.
Also, under our five year coverage, we do not pay the cost of removal and replacement of any portion of the structure in
which the fireplace is situated, made necessary by the repair, removal or re-installation of the fireplace.
And under our twenty-five year warranty of availability of replacement parts, we only promise to maintain a supply of
replacement parts at our factory for you to purchase.
Limitations and Exclusions
1. No one has authority to add to or vary this limited warranty, or to create for MHSC any other obligation of liability in
connection with this fireplace and accessory.
2. MHSC shall not be liable for incidental, consequential, special or contingent damages you might suffer as a result
of its breach of this written warranty or any implied warranty. Some states do not allow the exclusion of limitation of
incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations may not apply to you.
3. This warranty applies only to the original purchaser of the firplace or to the original owner of the dwelling when the
fireplace is installed in a new dwelling and may not be transferred.
5. This warranty applies only to a fireplace sold and used in the United States.
Your Duties
This fireplace must be installed by a qualified installer according to your local building codes and installation
instructions and operated according to the owner’s instructions. You must keep an invoice, canceled check or
payment record to verify the purchase date of the fireplace.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
If Warranty Service Is Needed...
1. Contact your supplier. Make sure you have your warranty, your sales receipt and the model/serial number of your
MHSC product.
2. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO DO ANY SERVICE WORK YOURSELF.
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Attention
Appliance
Installer
Please return these Operating
and
Installation Instructions
to the Appliance for
Consumer Use.
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149 Cleveland Drive • Paris, Kentucky 40361
www.mhsc.com
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