Mendota FV-33i Operating instructions

FullView Direct Vent Gas Fireplace Insert Heater
With
Premium Texture Fiber Logs Combustion System
INSTALLATION & OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
MODEL NO. FV33i-0910
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
•
Open windows.
•
Do not touch electrical switches.
•
Do not try to light any appliance.
•
Extinguish any open flame.
•
Do not use the 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.
WARNING
If the information in this manual is not followed exactly, a
fire or explosion may result causing property damage,
personal injury or loss of life.
WARNING
Do NOT use this ap pliance if any part has been under water.
Immediately c all a q ualified service tech nician to i nspect th e
appliance a nd to replac e a ny par t of the co ntrol s ystem a nd
any gas control, which has been under water.
CAUTION
THESE INS TRUCTIONS A RE T O REMAIN WIT H THE
HOMEOWNER.
In the Commonwealth of Massachusetts:
•
Installation must be performed by a licensed plumber or
gas fitter;
• A CO detector shall be installed in the room where the
appliance is installed.
WARNING: Improp er i nstallation, adjustment, alter ation, service or maintenance can cause injury or pro perty damage. Refer to this m anual. F or assistance o r
additional information consult a qua lified installer, service agency or the gas supplier.
FOR YOUR SAFETY
A qualified installer, service agency, or the gas supplier must perform installation and service.
Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity of this or any other appliance.
WARNING
Do not operate this appliance with the glass removed,
cracked or broken. A licensed or qualified person
should do replacement of glass.
WARNING
Mendota gas fireplaces are heat producing appliances.
Do not burn wood, paper or other materials in this fireplace. This fireplace is designed as a supplement
heat source. It is advisable to have an alternative primary heat supply.
The installati on must confor m with loc al c odes or, i n
the abs ence of local co des, with the curre nt Nationa l
Fuel G as Co de, ANSI Z 223.1, or the curre nt Natura l
Gas and Propane Installation Code, CSA B149.1
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(s) of gas
indicated on the rating plate. This appliance is not
convertible for use with other gases, unless a certified
kit is used.
FV33i FEATURES - QUICK REFERENCE INFORMATION
EXTERNAL DIMENSIONS: 30-3/8” Wide X 18-3/8” High X 15-3/4” Deep
GLASS SIZE: NeoCeram Glass with non-reflective coating. Visible Glass measures 398 in2. Actual Glass size is 468 in2.
MINIMUM FIREPLACE DIMENSIONS REQUIREMENT: 30-1/2 Wide X 18-3/8” High X 15-3/4” Deep
MANTEL ALLOWANCE: 8” Deep Mantel at 12” Above Top Convection Opening Or 30-1/16” Above Floor Level Of This
Appliance. Use the Approved Mantel Profile Chart.
VENT SYSTEM ALLOWANCE: Vertical Terminations Only. 10 feet Vertical Minimum. 70 feet Vertical Maximum. 4” exhaust and 3” combustion air intake pipe adapter included with unit. Both 4” vent pipe and 3” air intake pipe are recommended to be run the full length up to the chimney top adapter.
VENT DAMPER ADJUSTMENTS AVAILABLE: There are two vent system (air intake only) dampers installed in this appliance:
• PRIMARY AIR INTAKE VELOCITY ADJUSTMENT DAMPER: This is located on the top of the Air Intake Starter
collar. This is the Primary Air Intake Velocity Adjustment damper and adjustment of this damper must be made
using a leverage tool such as a long screw driver. Factory adjusted to 45 degree Open, this is to be adjusted towards the closed position incrementally once the length of vent system increases past 20 feet only. Below 20 feet,
leave at factory adjusted position. See page 47 for details.
• SECONDARY AIR INTAKE ADJUSTMENT DAMPER: This is located above the glass frame in the top convection air cavity. Adjustment is to be made by loosening the securing nut then sliding to the right to close and to the
left to open. This is Factory adjusted to Full Closed (all the way to the right). Leave this at this position for all installations. Adjust only in cases where more combustion air is needed to reduce rear flame height if rear flames
are engulfing the baffle brick. See page 47 for details.
CONTROLS: IPI Electronic Ignition System with AC Primary Power and DC Backup Power. Remote Control with Smart
Thermostat included. Accent Light and Blowers operate on AC Power only.
BLOWER SYSTEM: 210 CFM Dual Blower System. 120VAC, 2Amps. Dedicated Hot Power only. No switches, Fan
Speed Controls or Light Dimmers are allowed in same circuit.
Accent Light System: Accent Light System Included. Light can be turned on or off from remote control. Light can be
dimmed using dimmer mounted on Faceplate or Surround.
BURNER SYSTEM: Dual 304 Stainless Steel Tubular burners.
BURNER SHUTTER SYSTEM: Externally controllable Rear Burner air shutter. Internal rotary Front Burner air shutter.
LOG SET: 9-piece, Premium Definition Log Set. Extreme glow and realism ember bed.
REFRACTORY PANELS: High Detail Red Soldier Course Fiber Brick Panels included. Brick Panels required for operation.
NATURAL GAS INFORMATION: Factory equipped for Natural Gas. 4.5”WC Minimum inlet pressure required. For NG
applications, Front Burner Orifice Size is #49 and the Rear Burner Orifice Size is #45.
LPG INFORMATION: LP conversion kit #HA-82-00411 is required. 11”WC Minimum inlet pressure required. For the
FV33i LPG application, both front are rear burner orifices are to be drill size 3/64”. For higher altitude, adjustment to orifice
size may be necessary.
INITIAL STARTUP ADVICE
PAINT CURING CYCLE RECOMMENDATION: It is recommended that you run this Insert on maximum flame height,
with the blowers turned OFF, for 3 cycles of 2 hours ON and 2 hours OFF initially to cure the paint.
BLOWER BREAK-IN PERIOD: The integrated blowers in this Insert may exhibit some bearing noise and electrical static
noise during the first few hours of operation. This is normal during the break-in period. It is recommended that following
the Paint Curing Cycle, the blowers be run at their maximum speed for two 3-hour periods. The burner flames may be on
or off during these cycles. The blowers in a few inserts may take longer to break-in and may require additional operation
time before all extraneous noise is eliminated. Please allow adequate operational time for the blowers to break-in before
you contact your dealer for service.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
FV33I FEATURES- QUICK REFERENCE INFORMATION ................................................................................................................1
INITIAL STARTUP ADVICE ........................................................................................................................................................ 1
SPECIFICATIONS .................................................................................................................................................................... 4
SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS FOR THE COMMON WEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS ...............................................................................6
SAFETY AND WARNING INFORMATION ...................................................................................................................................... 7
CONGRATULATIONS ............................................................................................................................................................... 7
Building permit and installation inspection approval requirements ........................................................................... 8
GENERAL INFORMATION ......................................................................................................................................................... 9
Safety and structural concerns: ................................................................................................................................................... 9
Venting requirements ................................................................................................................................................................... 9
Heating performance ................................................................................................................................................................... 9
Electrical requirements............................................................................................................................................................. 9
LOCATIONS OF FUNCTIONAL COMPONENTS ............................................................................................................................11
SPECIFICATIONS & CLEARANCES........................................................................................................................................... 13
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS ............................................................................................................................................... 14
FLUE VENTING ............................................................................................................................................................ 15
RAISED HEARTH SPECIFICATIONS ................................................................................................................................ 19
GAS SUPPLY REQUIREMENTS ...................................................................................................................................... 20
GAS PRESSURE REQUIREMENTS .................................................................................................................................. 21
HIGH ALTITUDE INSTALLATIONS ................................................................................................................................... 22
INSTALLATION CHECK OFF LIST .................................................................................................................................... 23
LIGHTING CHECK OFF LIST ........................................................................................................................................... 23
DOOR REMOVAL AND REPLACEMENT ............................................................................................................................24
FV33I LOG SET INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS ........................................................................................................................ 25
BEFORE YOU BEGIN ............................................................................................................................................................. 36
Remote control transmitter functions ........................................................................................................................................ 36
TO TURN ON THE APPLIANCE: ...................................................................................................................................... 37
TO TURN OFF THE APPLIANCE. ..................................................................................................................................... 37
MODE KEY:................................................................................................................................................................. 37
TEMPERATURE SETTING .............................................................................................................................................. 37
FLAME HEIGHT:........................................................................................................................................................... 37
FAN SPEED CONTROL.................................................................................................................................................. 37
AUX (ACCENT-LIGHT). ................................................................................................................................................. 37
SECONDARY BURNER.................................................................................................................................................. 37
MANUAL BYPASS OF THE REMOTE SYSTEM ...................................................................................................................38
Temperature indicator (of or oc) ................................................................................................................................................ 38
Key lock function ....................................................................................................................................................................... 38
Low battery power detection ..................................................................................................................................................... 38
OPERATING DURING POWER OUTAGES .................................................................................................................................. 38
“FIRST TIME” PILOT LIGHTING INSTRUCTIONS ..........................................................................................................................39
LOCK OUT MODE (HOW TO RESET SYSTEM)………………………………………………………………………34
INITIALIZING THE REMOTE CONTROL SYSTEM .........................................................................................................................40
SYNCHRONIZING RECEIVER AND TRANSMITTER ......................................................................................................................40
IPI/STANDING PILOT SYSTEM INFORMATION ............................................................................................................................40
Intermittent pilot light and standing pilot light features ............................................................................................................ 40
Ipi mode. .................................................................................................................................................................................... 40
Standing pilot mode. ............................................................................................................................................................... 40
FV33I GAS IGNITION SYSTEM WIRING DIAGRAM....................................................................................................................... 41
MAINTENANCE ..................................................................................................................................................................... 42
Burner flames general heights reference diagram .................................................................................................................... 42
NATURAL TO LP GAS CONVERSION INSTRUCTIONS ..................................................................................................................43
Orifice sizes requirement:.......................................................................................................................................................... 43
Recommended procedure to convert this fireplace to burn lpg ................................................................................................. 43
Lp pressure regulator conversion instructions ......................................................................................................... 47
LP GAS PRESSURE REQUIREMENTS ....................................................................................................................................... 48
Lpg proper input rates:.............................................................................................................................................................. 48
Leak testing requirements .......................................................................................................................................................... 48
Pilot flame and main burner relationship verification .............................................................................................................. 48
Pilot flame length adjustment .................................................................................................................................................... 48
CHECKING FOR NORMAL BURNER (S) IGNITION CHARACTERISTICS ...........................................................................................49
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Attaching lpg conversion labels and high altitude deration label ............................................................................................. 49
BLOWER OPERATION AND WIRING ......................................................................................................................................... 50
CUSTOMER INFORMATION AND TROUBLE-SHOOTING............................................................................................................... 51
Pilot outage and re-lighting....................................................................................................................................................... 51
Cleaning viewing glass .............................................................................................................................................................. 51
Aga/ansi approval...................................................................................................................................................................... 51
TROUBLE SHOOTING MENDOTA GAS FIREPLACE INSERT ..........................................................................................................51
BURNERS FLAMES ADJUSTMENT- AIR INTAKE DAMPER CONTROLS ............................................................................................52
BURNERS AIR SHUTTER CONTROLS ...................................................................................................................................... 528
REPLACEMENT AND SERVICE PARTS ............................................................................................................................ 53
GAS VALVE TRAIN ASSEMBLY REPLACEMENT PARTS LIST ...............................................................................................54
GLASS FRAME ASSEMBLY REPAIR AND REPLACEMENT ............................................................................................................ 55
MENDOTA WARRANTY QUALIFICATION & SERVICE REFERENCE FORM....................................................................................... 56
MENDOTA EXTENDED LIFETIME PROTECTION AND LIMITED WARRANTY .....................................................................................58
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SPECIFICATIONS
MODEL FV-33i
Input rating (Btu/hr) 0-610 m
Minimum input (Btu/hr) 0-610 m
Orifice size (DMS) 0-610 m (front/rear)
Manifold pressure (in. w.c./kPa) > High Fire
Manifold pressure (in. w.c./kPa) >Low Fire
Minimum inlet pressure (in. w.c./kPa) 5.0/1.24
Air shutter settings (in)
Natural Gas
31,000
10,000
49/45
3.5/0.87
1.7/0.42
1/16”
Propane Gas
31,000
13,000
3
/64”/ 3/64”
10.0/2.49
6.3/1.57
11.0/2.74
¼”
EFFICIENCIES ............................... .EXCEEDS D.O.E. EFFICIENCY REQUIREMENTS (A.F.U.E.)
FLUE VENT LINER .......................... .CO-LINEAR - 4” DIAMETER EXHAUST & 3” DIAMETER INLET
.................................................... Minimum Vent Length is 10 feet. Maximum Vent Length is 70 feet.
NET WEIGHT................................. .165 lbs.
SAFETY......................................... .AGA CERTIFIED, ELECTRONIC IGNITION IPI SYSTEM
ACTIVATED WITH THERMOSTATIC REMOTE CONTROL.
GAS INLET: 3/8" N.P.T.
GAS REQUIREMENTS ..................... .SUPPLY PRESSURE:
NAT. GAS:
7" W.C.
[5.0" W.C. MIN., 11" W.C. MAX.]
L.P. GAS:
11" W.C.
[11" W.C. MIN., 13" W.C. MAX.]
ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS ......
120 Volts AC, 2 Amps
LISTINGS - INTERTEK TESTING SERVICES TESTED TO: ANSI Z21.88-2005 – CSA2.33-2005 – CAN/CGA 2.17-M91
Gas appliances must be tested and certified by a nationally recognized testing and certification agency to American National Standards Institute - ANSI Gas Appliance Safety Standards. . The Mendota Gas Fireplace Insert has been tested
and certified by Intertek Testing Services. 8431 Murphy Drive, Middleton, WI 53562.
INSERT INCLUDES CERAMIC COMBUSTION SYSTEM, DUAL HOT AIR BLOWERS, PREMIUM 8-PIECE FIBER LOG SET & COALS, NEO-CERAM
GLASS,THERMOSTATIC REMOTE ELECTRONIC IGNITION, AGA CERTIFIED SAFETY SYSTEM.
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FV33i EXTERNAL FEATURES
-IDENTIFICATION DIAGRAMSSLIDING
VENT
ADAPTER
OPTIONAL FACEPLATE
/BASIX SURROUND
REAR LIFT HANDLE
[REMOVABLE]
LEFT SIDE LIFT HANDLE
[REMOVABLE]
RECEIVER BOX
[Mounts behind Surround]
BLOWER ACCESS
PLATES
VALVE & IPI CONTROLS
ACCESS PLATE
GAS SUPPLY
LINE ENTRY HOLES
LEFT SIDE & BACK PANEL VIEW
3-7/8" OD. EXHAUST
STARTER STUB
2-7/8" OD. AIR
INTAKE STUB
RIGHT SIDE
LIFT HANDLE
LIGHT DIMMER
CABLE HOLE
BLOWER CONTROL MODULE
ACCESS PLATE
AC POWER
CORD HOLE
RIGHT SIDE & BACK PANEL VIEW
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Specific Requirements for the Common Wealth of Massachusetts
The information in this section applies to all installations performed in the Common Wealth of Massachusetts only.
a)
For all side wall horizontally vented gas fueled equipment installed in every dwelling, building or structure
used in whole or in part for residential purposes and where the side wall exhaust vent termination is less than
seven (7) feet above grade, the following requirements shall be satisfied:
1. If there is no carbon monoxide detector with an alarm already installed in compliance with the most current edition of NFPA 720, NFPA 70 and the Massachusetts State Building code in the residential unit
served by the side wall horizontally vented gas fueled equipment, a battery operated carbon monoxide
detector with an alarm shall be installed in compliance with the most current edition of NFPA 720. NFPA
70 and the Massachusetts State Building Code.
2. In addition to the above requirements, if there is not one already present, a carbon monoxide detector
with an alarm and a battery backup shall be installed and located in accordance with the installation requirements supplied with the detector on the floor level where the gas equipment is installed. The carbon
monoxide detector with an alarm shall comply with 527 CMR, ANSI/UL 2034 Standards or CSA 6.19 and
the most current edition of NFPA 720. In the event that the requirements of this subdivision cannot be
met at the time of the completion of the installation of the equipment, the installer shall have a period of
thirty (30) days to comply with this requirement; provided, however, that during said thirty (30) day period,
a battery operated carbon monoxide detector with an alarm shall be installed in compliance with the most
current edition of NFPA 720, NFPA 70 and the Massachusetts State Building Code. In the event that the
side wall horizontally vented gas fueled equipment is installed in a crawl space or an attic, the carbon
monoxide detector may be installed on the next adjacent habitable floor level. Such detector may be a
battery operated carbon monoxide detector with an alarm and shall be installed in compliance with the
most current edition of NFPA 720, NFPA 70 and the Massachusetts State Building Code.
3. A metal or plastic identification plate shall be permanently mounted to the exterior of the building at a minimum height of eight (8) feet above grade directly in line with the exhaust vent terminal for the horizontally
vented gas fueled heating appliance or equipment. The sign shall read, in print size no less than one-half
(1/2) inch in size, “GAS VENT DIRECTLY BELOW, KEEP CLEAR OF ALL OBSTRUCTIONS”
4. A final inspection by the state or local gas inspector of the side wall horizontally vented equipment shall
not be performed until proof is provided that the state or local electrical inspector having jurisdiction has
granted a permit for installation of carbon monoxide detectors and alarms as required above.
(b)
EXEMPTIONS: The following equipment is exempt from 248 CMR 5.08(2) (a) 1 through 4:
1. The equipment listed in Chapter 10 entitled “Equipment Not Required To Be Vented” in the most current
edition of NFPA 54 as adopted by the Board; and
2. Product Approved side wall horizontally vented gas fueled equipment installed in a room or structure separate from the dwelling, building or structure used in whole or in part for residential purposes.
(c)
When the manufacturer of Product Approved side wall horizontally vented gas equipment provides a venting
system design or venting system components with the equipment, the instructions for installation of the
equipment and the venting system shall include:
1. A complete parts list for the venting system design or venting system; and
2. Detailed instructions for the installation of the venting system design or the venting system components.
(d) When the manufacturer of a Product Approved side wall horizontally vented gas fueled equipment does not
provide the parts for venting the flue gases, but identifies “special venting systems”, the following shall be satisfied:
1. The referenced “special venting system” instructions shall be included with the appliance or equipment installation instructions; and
2. The “special venting systems” shall be Product Approved by the Board, and the instructions for that system shall include a parts list and detailed installation instructions.
(e) A copy of all installation instructions for all Product Approved side wall horizontally vented gas fueled equipment, all venting instructions, all parts lists for venting instructions, and/or all venting design instructions shall
remain with the appliance or equipment at the completion of the installation.
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SAFETY AND WARNING INFORMATION
READ and UNDERSTAND all i nstructions carefully before starting the appliance. FAILURE TO FOLLOW these instructions may result in a possible fire hazard and will void the warranty.
Any safety screen or guard removed for servicing must be replaced before operating this appliance.
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 underwater.
THIS UNIT IS NOT FOR USE WITH SOLID FUEL.
Installation and repair should be PERFORMED by a qualified service perso n. The appliance and ventin g system should
be INSPECTED before initial use and at least annually by a profes sional service person. More frequent cleaning may be
required due to excessive lint from ca rpeting, beddi ng, material, e tc. It is IMPERATIVE that the unit’s con trol com partment, burners, and ci rculating air passa geways ARE KEPT CLEAN to provide for adequate combustion and ventilation
air.
Always KEEP the appliance clear and free from combustible materials, gasoline, and other flammable vapors and liquids.
NEVER OBSTRUCT the flow of combustion and ventilation air. K eep the front of the appli ance CLEAR of all ob stacles
and materials for servicing and proper operation.
Due to high temperature, the ap pliance should be LOCATED out of traffic a reas and away from furniture and d raperies.
Clothing or flammable material SHOULD NOT BE PLACED on or near the appliance.
Children and adults should be ALERTED to the hazard s of high su rface temperature and should STAY AWAY to avoid
burns or clothing ignition. Young children should be CAREFULLY SUPERVISED when they are in the same room as the
appliance.
These units MUST use one of the vent syst ems described in the Installing Your Fireplace section of the Installers Guide.
NO OTHER vent systems or components MAY BE USED.
This gas fireplace and vent assembly MUST be vented directly to the outsid e and MUST NEVER be attached to a chi mney serving a separate solid fuel-burning appliance. Each ga s appliance MUST USE a sep arate vent system. Comm on
vent systems are PROHIBITED.
If the vent-air intake system is di sassembled for any reason, rei nstall per the instructions provided for t he initial inst allation.
The vent system assembly for this fireplace must be periodically examined by a qualified service agency.
INSPECT the external ven t cap on regu lar basis to make sure that no deb ris is interfering with the airflo w. The flow of
combustion and ventilation air not to be obstructed
DO NOT abuse the glass door by striking the glass, slamming the door shut, etc.
Use only authorized parts and materials obtained from Johnson Gas Appliance Company when replacing defective or
damaged glass.
DO NOT USE abrasive cleaners on the glass door assembly. DO NOT ATTEMPT to clean the glass door when it is hot.
Turn off the gas befo re servicing thi s appliance. It is re commended th at a q ualified service te chnician perfo rm an appliance check-up at the beginning of each heating season.
DO NOT place furniture or any other combustible household objects within 36 inches of the fireplace front.
CAUTION: Do not operate the appliance with glass removed, cracked or broken. Replacement of the panel(s) should be
done by a licensed or qualified service person.
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CONGRATULATIONS
You are the owner of a world-class heat producing gas direct vent sealed combustion fireplace.
This elegant, highly efficient Fireplace will be a constant source of comfort and fascination. It will be the focal point of
beauty and interest in your home.
The Mendota Gas Fireplace is a true heating appliance incorporating the traditional aesthetics of fireplace fire viewing with
the controllability and fuel efficiency of a home gas furnace. Of particular interest is the low fuel consumption and brilliant
fire viewing afforded by the realistic Premium Fiber wood fire-like combustion system.
Carefully read the following instructions prior to actual installation. Proper Mendota Gas Fireplace installation and operation will give you years of safe, trouble free comfort and enjoyment.
If you have any questions regarding installation or operation of your Mendota Fireplace please contact your local dealer.
...CAUTION...
Due to high temperatures, the Fireplace should be located out of traffic and a way from furniture an d draperies. Children
and adults should be alerted to the hazard s of high surface temperature and should stay away to avoid burn s or clothing
ignition. Young children should be carefully supervised when they are in the same room as the Mendota Gas Fireplace.
Clothing or other flammable material should not be placed on or near the Fireplace.
Any safety screen or guard removed for servicing an appliance must be replaced prior to operating this appliance.
The Mendota Gas Fireplace is a powerful and efficient heating unit. It has be en designed as a m ajor source of supplemental heat. As with a ny mechanical appliance there can be component shut downs. It is a dvisable to have an alternate
heat supply.
Installation, repair a nd an y adjustment s to logs or burner mu st be done by a qualified service p erson. The appliance
should be inspected before use and at least annually by a p rofessional service person. More frequent cleaning may be
required d ue to exce ssive lint from carpeting, be dding mate rial, carbon b uild-up, etc. It is i mperative th at co ntrol co mpartments, burners and circulating air passageways of the appliance be kept clean. The burner and pilot flames and logs
should be visually checked periodically.
DO NOT use this appliance if any p art has been under water or exposed to moisture corrosion. Immediately call a qualified service technician to inspect the Fireplace and replace any part of the control system and any gas control, which has
been under water. DO NOT use this fireplace if the burner does not light immediately. Turn unit off and call Mendota approved service person if there is any delay in burner light off.
It is John son Ga s Appli ance Company's p olicy that no respon sibility is assu med by the Co mpany o r by any of its e mployees or representatives for any damages caused by an inoperable, inadequate, or unsafe condition which is the result,
either directly or indirectly, of any improper operation, installation or servicing procedures.
Building Permit and Installation Inspection Approval Requirements
All ins tallations of Mendot a Fireplac es and Ins erts must comply with all the requirements stated in this Ins tallation and
Operating Instructions Manual. The De aler and/or installer must also obtain all required Building Permit s and Insp ection
Approval from the local b uilding inspection department or the lo cal body having jurisdiction. In order to validate warra nty
coverage, Mendota may require facsimile copies of the Building Permit and Inspection Approval forms. Failure to provide
adequate proof that the in stallation conforms to all l ocal requirements and the requirements stated in the Installation and
Operating Instructions Manual will void all applicable warranty.
INSTALLER: THESE INSTRUCTIONS ARE TO REMAIN WITH HOMEOWNER.
HIGH ALTITUDE INSTALLATION INFORMATION: Prior to installing at altitudes higher than 7500, please contact the Mendota technical service department for specific venting requirements and venting restrictions.
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GENERAL INFORMATION
Your Mendota Gas Fireplace Insert has a state-of-the-art direct vent, sealed combustion system. This advanced,
highly efficient system brings in outside air for combustion, has a separate exhaust vent and efficiently heats and recirculates room air. The Mendota system maintains high air quality, maximizes efficiency and assures proper operation.
SAFETY AND STRUCTURAL CONCERNS:
The FV33i Fireplace Insert must be installed and serviced by a Mendota approved serviceperson. Any adjustments to
burner, pilot, logs or coal bed must be made by a Mendota approved service person. If pilot goes out, always wait
five (5) minutes before relighting pilot. The flame must not "lift" off the burner.
ALWAYS USE MENDOTA FACINGS, MENDOTA VENT SYSTEMS AND MENDOTA APPROVED VENT CAPS.
ONLY DOORS CERTIFIED WITH THE APPLIANCE SHALL BE USED.
A non-combustible hearth protector is required and must extend a minimum of 16" in front of the fireplace when this
insert is installed at floor level.
VENTING REQUIREMENTS
Use only Mendota specified vents and vent caps when installing your fireplace insert. All vent pipe sections must be
tight and leak proof.
HEATING PERFORMANCE
The Mendota FV33i I Fireplace Insert is a true, high efficiency gas heater. The Mendota Insert will usually heat a large area
of your home if situated to maximize heat circulation. NOTE: The Mendota Insert is designed as a supplemental heat
source. It should not be used as a whole house heating system. Supplemental air movement considerations for maximizing
heat circulation are: through-the-wall grills, floor grills, ceiling fans, or the continuous operation of central heating and
cooling blowers. The most EFFICIENT and successful method for overall heat distribution is a ceiling fan. "Customer Information". The heat output of the Insert can be reduced by using the down arrow on the Remote Control. Heat output
can be further reduced by turning off the rear burner using the remote control. The blowers can also be turned down to
reduce heat output.
ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS
A 120-volt electrical service must be supplied at the fireplace location at the time of installation.
The blowers must be electrically grounded in accordance with local codes or in the absence of local codes, with the National Electric Code ANSI/NFPA 70-1987. The blowers are equipped with a three-prong (grounding) plug for your protection against shock hazard and should be plugged directly into a properly grounded three-prong receptacle. DO NOT CUT
OR REMOVE THE GROUNDING PRONG FROM THIS PLUG!
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FV33i EXTERNAL FEATURES
-IDENTIFICATION DIAGRAMSSLIDING
VENT
ADAPTER
OPTIONAL FACEPLATE
/BASIX SURROUND
REAR LIFT HANDLE
[REMOVABLE]
LEFT SIDE LIFT HANDLE
[REMOVABLE]
RECEIVER BOX
[Mounts behind Surround]
BLOWER ACCESS
PLATES
VALVE & IPI CONTROLS
ACCESS PLATE
GAS SUPPLY
LINE ENTRY HOLES
LEFT SIDE & BACK PANEL VIEW
3-7/8" OD. EXHAUST
STARTER STUB
2-7/8" OD. AIR
INTAKE STUB
RIGHT SIDE
LIFT HANDLE
LIGHT DIMMER
CABLE HOLE
BLOWER CONTROL MODULE
ACCESS PLATE
AC POWER
CORD HOLE
RIGHT SIDE & BACK PANEL VIEW
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LOCATIONS OF FUNCTIONAL COMPONENTS
STANDING PILOT
LIGHT SWITCH
REMOTE
RECEIVER
ACCENT LIGHT
HOUSING
SECONDARY AIR
INTAKE DAMPER
ADJUSTMENT
FAN CONTROL
MODULE
RIGHT BLOWER
ACCENT LIGHT
DIMMER SWITCH
PRIMARY AIR
INTAKE VELOCITY
ADJUSTMENT IS
LOCATED HERE!
LEFT BLOWER
REAR BURNER
SOLENOID VALVE
RECEIVER
MAIN GAS VALVE
IPI CONTROL MODULE
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SLIDING VENT
ADAPTER
ACCENT LIGHT
DIMMER SWITCH
FV33i OVERALL DIMENSIONS
30 3/8
MINMUM FIREPLACE
WIDTH REQUIRED
AT FRONT OPENING
22 3/16
MINIMUM FIREPLACE
WIDTH REQUIRED
AT REAR WALL
9 5/8
12 7/8
1 7/8
15 3/4
MINIMUM FIREPLACE
DEPTH REQUIRED
SURROUND/FACEPLATE
DEPTH
-B29
27 5/8
VISIBLE GLASS SIZE = 398 SQ. IN.
ACTUAL GLASS SIZE = 468 SQ. IN.
-A-
15 3/8
30 1/8
17 3/8
25 7/8
1 7/8
15 3/4
5 1/2
Minimum Fireplace
7 7/8
Depth Required
n1.250
18 3/8
Minimum Fireplace
11 7/8
Height Required
[for Front 5-1/2"]
To Gas Line
Entry Hole Center
15 5/8
Surround Face
to Gas Line
Entry Hole Center
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20 1/8
MENDOTA FV33i GAS DIRECT VENT FIREPLACE INSERT
SPECIFICATIONS & CLEARANCES
Minimum Fireplace Opening Required 30‐3/8” wide X 18‐3/8” high X 15 3/4” Deep
FV33i Faceplate Dimensions
AB
30 3/8
No Trim
Is available
For FV33I
22 3/16
Inches
24
27
31
mm.
610
686
788
Inches
36
40
44
15 3/4
5
11 316
216
15 2
11 16
16
16" MIN.
FROM GLASS FRAME EDGE
TO PERPENDICULAR SIDE WALL
12
11
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0
DISTANCE TO MANTEL (IN.)
5 8
716
11
6
5 5 6 16
11 16
416
4
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0
MANTEL DEPTH (IN.)
8.0
12
12" MIN
FROM TOP EDGE OF TOP
CONVECTION AIR OPENING
TO BOTTOM OF 8" DEEP MANTEL
3
2
-A-
-B-
APPROVED
MANTEL
PROFILES
VISIBLE GLASS SIZE = 398 SQ. IN.
ACTUAL GLASS SIZE = 468 SQ. IN.
18 1/16
29 3/16
16"
HEARTH PROTECTION PAD REQUIRED IF NOT ELEVATED.
FOR EVERY 1-INCH THE UNIT IS ELEVATED, HEARTH
PROTECTION PAD DEPTH MAY BE REDUCED BY 2". IF ELEVATED
6" OR MORE, NO HEARTH PROTECTION PAD IS REQUIRED.
13
mm.
915
1016
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INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
CAUTION: Each installation must conform to all local, state and national codes. Refer to the national fuel gas code and local zoning and code authorities for details on
installation requirements. The Mendota Inserts must be vented to the outside in accordance with the latest edition of the National Fuel Gas Code. In the absence of local
codes, the installation must conform with National Fuel Gas Code ANSI Z223.1 (NFPA 54), or Canadian Code CAN1-B149 or most current edition, also known as
NFPA 54. Do not connect this Insert to a chimney flue serving a separate solid fuel or gas-burning appliance.
1. Remove glass doors, metal fire screens, etc. from existing fireplace. Be sure there is 12" minimum distance from top of upper grill to bottom of mantel; see Specifications (Pg.13 & 5), and a 16" minimum noncombustible hearth extension in front of the glass surface if a raised hearth is not supplied. (See pg. 19
for "Raised Hearth").
2. Remove any additional framework or other obstructions in the existing fireplace opening and burning area.
Also remove any chimney cap from top of chimney so that vent liner can be installed freely.
3. Before Insert is installed, have gas supplier or contractor run gas line to the existing fireplace. Be sure gas
plumbing instructions [see Pg. 20 & 21 are carefully followed. Gas supply may enter fireplace on either
side or back of fireplace, whichever is most convenient and accessible. Electrical service (120 volt) should
also be supplied [See electrical requirements on Pg. 9 and blower instructions on Pg. 45].
4. The entire chimney should be swept to remove creosote, soot and any obstructions (bird nests, etc.).
5. Open fireplace damper. If damper opening is large enough to accept the 4" and 3" flue liners, permanently secure damper in "open" position. NOTE: Massachusetts requires that the flue damper must be re-
moved or permanently welded in the "open" position.
6. If damper opening is too small for the 4" & 3" flue liners, it will be necessary to remove the damper handle
and the damper plate. Some damper plates are held in place by a pinned hinge that can be released easily
by tapping out the pin with a hammer and punch. Others may be held in place by a screw or bolt, or pivots may be cast into the damper housing. The pinned-hinged types may be harder to get out and may
require sawing or breaking out. [NOTE: if flue size is 6" (127 mm) or less, or if severe offsets occur, or a
significant mortar slop is evident between the liners, try to snake liner down the chimney to the top of the
damper housing before breaking out damper plate and housing.]
CAUTION: If the 4" & 3" flue liners cannot be installed in an extremely tight chimney DO NOT proceed
with installation.
7. If damper opening is narrower than 4-1/2" to 5" (114 mm to 127 mm) and if local code authorities allow,
loosen and remove mortar behind back side of damper housing in the center of the opening enough to get
the gripping teeth of a pipe wrench over the flange of the damper housing (for cast iron housings). Tighten the wrench snugly, and kick down on the wrench handle to break out a half moon shaped piece of the
damper housing, enough to easily fit the flex liner through it. If the opening is wide enough, the break out
is not necessary.
8. Install Insert only in chimney heights of 10' (minimum) to 70' (maximum) -- as measured in
step 9 below.
9. Measure the chimney height from the top of the chimney (or the existing flue liner) to a point 24" (610
mm) above the floor of the fireplace hearth. It may be necessary to drop a rope and measure the rope itself. Be sure to allow for all offsets in existing chimney. Cut the 4" GLDPHWer flex liner to this
measured length.
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FLUE VENTING
The FV33i Insert must be vented vertically to the outside and must use the Mendota Co-Linear flexible ducting system.
The minimum vertical vent length required is 10 feet. The maximum allowed vertical vent length is 70 feet. In the USA,
the air-intake pipe may be run past the damper into the chimney and terminated with an open end 2 feet past the damper mechanism.
NOTE: THE INSERT IS DESIGNED, TESTED AND LISTED FOR OPERATION ONLY WITH MENDOTA
INSERT VENTING COMPONENTS AS LISTED IN FIGURES BELOW:
Note: In the USA, run only the 4” exhaust liner to the Vertical Vent Cap. In the USA, run the 3” air
intake past the existing chimney damper about 2 feet. Pack around the liners at the damper area
to create an air tight seal. In the USA, do not run the 3” air intake liner to the Vertical Cap.
The solid-fuel fireplace chimney must be clean and in good working order and is constructed on non-combustible
materials
Chimney cleanouts must fit properly.
The refractory, glass doors, screen, and log grates can be removed from the solid-fuel fireplace to accommodate the
gas insert.
Smoke shelves, shields, and baffles can be removed if attached with mechanical fasteners.
WARNING: Failure to position the parts in accordance with these diagrams or failure to use only parts specifically
approved with this appliance may result in property damage or personal injury.
Cutting of any sheet metal parts on the solid-fuel fireplace is prohibited.
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Chimney Flashing and cap
(See FIGURE BELOW) The vent kits include a trim-able flashing. Measure, trim and shape flashing to fit the
existing flue liner. This flashing prevents water and small animals from entering area between the chimney
liner and flue liner. Plan for 1” to 1-1/2” (25 mm to 38 mm) overlap on each side. Center the flashing and
mark it about 3" (75 mm) larger in each dimension than the existing chimney. Trim the notch with snips and
bend edges with hand seaming tool, metal break or pliers.
12. Attach a sheet metal strap loop to the flex end of the liner(s) and tie a rope to it. Two installers
should proceed to the roof and drop the rope (with weight on the end to make sure it goes all the way
down) and insert the linerpast the flexible portion, into the existing chimney – SEE BELOW:
NOTE: 7KH´OLQHUVKDOOEHFXWDWDERXWIHHWOHQJWKDQGRQO\VWXEEHGLQWRWKHFKLPQH\
SDVWWKHGDPSHUIURPEHORZ
SLIDE ADAPTER
22 “ above firebox floor
13.
One installer should then return to the fireplace opening and pull the rope to guide the liner(s) into place
through the smoke shelf and the damper opening to a point 22" (560 mm) above the fireplace hearth.
The person below should wear leather gloves and Safety Glasses during this process to avoid being cut
and to safeguard eyes from flying debris.
CAUTION: WHEN USING FLEX ALUMINUM LINER, USE EXTREME CAUTION WHEN STRETCHING LINER
AROUND OFFSETS SO AS NOT TO RUPTURE LINER.
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14.
Remove the Vent Adapter by removing
two 5/16” Hex Bolts and sliding Vent
Adapter towards rear of Insert.
3-7/8" EXHAUST
STUB
2-7/8" AIR INTAKE
STUB
15.
Tightly secure 3” and 4” flex vents with
clamps provided. Seal vent
cap/flashing to top of chimney with
weatherproof sealer. Seal areas between flex pipes and existing chimney,
at damper area, with unfaced fiberglass
insulation.
16.
Carefully slide Insert into the fireplace
opening (Note: Plug in the AC Power
cord to a 110 volt AC receptacle inside
the fireplace opening or extend it out
HEX HEAD BOLTS
and connect to a grounded wall outlet.
10-24X1-1/4"
Slide Vent Adapter forward between
guide rails. Vent Adapter’s front flat
section should contact insert top as you
slide the Vent Adapter forward.
Use Glass Latch Tool to grab Vent
Adapter through slot and hole provided.
As you apply downward pressure, pull
Vent Adapter forward until front flange
on Vent Adapter is about ½” away from front lip on Insert.
Slide 5/16” Hex Bolts through holes in face of Insert and start one Bolt in each of the two press nuts on
Vent Adapter Flange. Using a 5/16” Hex Hand Driver, tighten the hex bolts a few turns at a time alternating between the two hex bolts until the screws are hand tight and vent adapter is pulled fully forward.
17.
18.
19.
VENT CONNECTION
ADAPTER
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18.
You are now ready to hook up the Insert to gas supply. Be sure gas plumbing instructions and all state and local
codes have been carefully followed. Be sure all items on Installation Check-Off List have been completed.
NOTE: AGA APPROVED FLEX LINES ARE APPROVED FOR USE WITH MENDOTA INSERTS.
19.
Carefully slide the Insert into place in the fireplace opening. At this time, check that Insert is level and plumb with
the fireplace opening and positioned in the middle of the opening. If Insert is unsteady or needs leveling, the unit
may need to be “shimmed with washers under the bottom corners of insert.
20. The proper Insert Faceplate can now be placed in position. Assemble surround by following instructions supplied
with faceplate kit. Select the appropriate size of faceplate to cover the area between the Insert and existing fireplace
opening.
...IMPORTANT...
INSTALLATION, SERVICING AND REPAIR MUST BE DONE BY A QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSON. T HE INSERT SHOULD B E
INSPECTED AT LEAS T A NNUALLY BY A PROFESSIONAL SER VICE PERSON. MORE FREQUENT
CLEANING MAY BE
REQUIRED DUE TO EXCESSIVE LINT FROM CARPETING, BEDDING MATERIAL, ETC. IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT THE CONTROL
COMPARTMENT BURNERS AND CIRCULATING AIR PASSAGEWAYS OF THE INSERT BE KEPT CLEAN.
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RAISED HEARTH SPECIFICATIONS
NOTE: IF UNIT IS ELEVATED 6" OR MORE
ABOVE ROOM FLOOR LEVEL, NO PROTECTIVE
SURFACE IS REQUIRED AT FLOOR LEVEL.
NON COMBUSTIBLE
SURFACE REQUIRED
16"
NON-COMBUSTIBLE REQUIRED
ELEVATED HEARTH
ZC or MASONRY FIREBOX
BOTTOM STRUCTURE
In most installations, a 16" non-combustible protector is required in front of the unit’s glass door
surface on the floor or raised hearth. This protection can be any non-combustible material such
as 24-gauge sheet metal, tile, brick, concrete board, etc. Please note that the required 16” clearance starts at the front face of the glass door. If replacing a wood-burning insert with this gas insert, the existing and approved hearth protection will provide adequate floor protection.
If a raised hearth extends less than 16" in front of this Insert, refer to the diagram above and the
following procedure to see if additional floor protection is required.
For installations where the fireplace is raised 6" or more above the floor of the room, or if the existing floor in front of this Insert is non-combustible (stone, brick, etc.), a non-combustible protector is not required.
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GAS SUPPLY REQUIREMENTS
NOTE: IF INSERT IS TO BE OPERATED WITH LP GAS, SEE PAGE 34 BEFORE PROCEEDING.
CORRECT GAS PRESSURE AND PROPER GAS SUPPLY LINE SIZING IS IMPERATIVE TO THE SUCCESSFUL PERFORMANCE OF YOUR ENDOTA GAS
FIREPLACE INSERT. BE SURE THE GAS SUPPLIER OR PLUMBER CAREFULLY CHECKS FOR CORRECT GAS PRESSURE AND GAS LINE SIZING WHEN
INSTALLING THE FIREPLACE INSERT.
IT IS CRITICAL TO CAREFULLY CHECK FOR GAS LEAKS WHEN HOOKING UP THE FIREPLACE INSERT -- CHECK WITH SOAP & WATER SOLUTION.
BE SURE TO INSTALL FLEX GAS LINE WITH BRASS-TO-BRASS FITTINGS TO PREVENT GAS LEAKS AT CONNECTIONS.
GAS SUPPLY PIPING MUST INCLUDE A DRIP LEG TO ELIMINATE THE POSSIBILITY OF CONTAMINANTS ENTERING THE GAS TRAIN. ADHERE
STRICTLY TO LOCAL AND NATIONAL CODES.
GAS SUPPLY LINE SIZING
The Mendota Gas Insert comes equipped with a 3/8" N.P.T. [1.0 cm] inlet on the main gas valve. Gas supply piping may
enter the cabinet from either the left or right side.
The proper gas line diameter must be selected to run from the supply regulator to the Insert. Refer to the following table
for proper gas pipe diameters.
PIPE LENGTH
[FEET]
0-10
SCHEDULE 40 PIPE
INSIDE DIA.
TUBING, TYPE L
OUTSIDE DIA.
NAT.
L.P.
NAT.
L.P.
1/2" [1.3 cm]
3/8" [1.0 cm]
1/2" [1.3 cm]
3/8" [1.0 cm]
10-40
1/2" [1.3 cm]
1/2" [1.3 cm]
5/8" [1.6 cm]
1/2" [1.3 cm]
40-100
1/2" [1.3 cm]
1/2" [1.3 cm]
3/4" [2.0 cm]
1/2" [1.3 cm]
100-150
3/4" [2.0 cm]
1/2" [1.3 cm]
7/8" [2.3 cm]
5/8" [1.6 cm]
150-200
3/4" [2.0 cm]
1/2" [1.3 cm]
7/8" [2.3 cm]
3/4" [2.0 cm]
NOTE: Some areas allow copper tubing or galvanized pipe - check with local approval agencies and codes NEVER use plastic
pipe.
GAS PRESSURE CHECKING REQUIREMENTS
A pressure tap for checking gas pressure is located on the main gas valve. A qualified installer should use this fitting for
setting the correct gas pressure during initial installation. [See Gas Pressure Chart Pg. 21].
If supply gas pressures exceed 1/2 PSIG [3.5KPA], the appliance must be isolated from its supply with an approved manual shut-off cock. This manual shut-off cock must be closed during any supply line pressure testing. Check with your
gas supplier or plumber.
If the factory-built fireplace has no gas
access hole(s) provided, an access hole 1.5”
less may be drilled through the lower sides
bottom of the firebox in a proper workmanlike manner. This access hole must be
plugged with non-combustible insulation after
gas supply line has been installed.
or
or
ship
the
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GAS PRESSURE REQUIREMENTS One major cause of operating problems with gas appliances can be improper gas pressure!
Such problems as changes in flame color or configuration, gas pilot or burner outages, intermittent operation, changes
in heat output, excessive burner noise, etc. are nearly always the result of changes in gas pressure or improper gas pressure at the time of the installation. The most important item to check during the installation and
the first thing to check when problems occur is gas pressure!
Gas supplies normally enter a residence at 1/2 PSI (13" - 15" W.C.) (3. KPA). A regulator is then placed inside
the residence, which drops this pressure to 7" W.C. (1.8 KPA) (Nat. Gas). This "inches to inches" regulator is
of adequate capacity to service the gas appliances (such as dryer, furnace, etc.). If this regulator's capacity is
not sufficient to add the Gas Fireplace, an additional "inches to inches" regulator must be installed for the
Fireplace. EXCEPTION: Some codes allow 2-PSI (1.4KPA) supplies to enter the residence, in which case
"pounds to inches" regulators are used.
The following table provides information on correct gas pressure requirements. Be sure your gas supplier or
plumber carefully follows this table.
NATURAL GAS
L.P. GAS
DESIRED
INLET
PRESSURE
MINIMUM
INLET
PRESSURE
MAXIMUM
INLET
PRESSURE
7.0" W.C.
(1.75 kPa)
5.0" W.C.
(1.12 kPa)
11" W.C.
(2.61 kPa)
11.0" W.C.
(2.75 kPa)
11" W.C.
(2.75 kPa)
13.0" W.C.
(3.24 kPa)
TURN GAS VALVE KNOB TO "HIGH" POSITION. GAS PRESSURES MAY VARY PLUS OR MINUS 5%.
*NOTE: FOR HIGH ALTITUDE (ABOVE 5.000 FEET) SOME VARIATIONS IN AIR SHUTTER SETTINGS MAY BE REQUIRED.
Manifold pressure must be taken at the MANIFOLD" tap and inlet pressure at the "SUPPLY" tap with the burner operating by a qualified installer.
GAS LEAK TEST REQUIREMENT: It is the responsibility of the installer/service person to assure that each and
every gas connection and supply tubing that are a part of this fireplace are leak proof. The qualified/ certified individual
connecting the gas supply line, performing pressure tests or performing any service to this fireplace is required to perform
a THOROUGH LEAK TEST on ALL gas fittings that are a part of this appliance or the gas supply line connection using
soap-water solution or a calibrated combustible gas detector. Failure to perform this leak test may lead to a house fire
and/or an explosion. Mendota is not responsible for any damages due to an Installer’s failure to conduct a leak test and
verify that all connections and supply lines are leak proof.
WARNING: Do not operate appliances with glass front removed, cracked, or broken. Replacement of glass should be
done a licensed or qualified service person.
Note: Consult the local or national installation code(s) to assure that adequate combustion and ventilation air is
available.
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HIGH ALTITUDE INSTALLATIONS
For installations from 610-1370 meters (2000-4500 ft.) the orifice sizes (DMS) for natural gas are #46R/#49F and for
propane gas is #56R/#3/64”F. See data plate for additional information. For high altitude installations consult the
local gas distributor or the authority having jurisdiction for proper rating methods. If the installer must convert the
unit to adjust for varying altitudes, the information sticker must be filled out by the installer and adhered to the appliance at the time of conversion.
«Cet appareil est equipé pour des altitudes compries entre 0 et 2000 pieds (0-610 m) seulement»
This appliance has been converted for use at an altitude of ______________
Orifice size _______________
Manifold Pressure ________________
Input (Btu/h)_______________ Fuel Type _______________________
Date of conversion _________
Converted by _____________________
«Cet appreeil a été converti au ____
Injecteur ________
Pression à la tubulure d'alimentation _____________
Déoit calorifique _______________»
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INSTALLATION CHECK OFF LIST
The following check list must be completed prior to initial lighting of the Fireplace
Insert, or manufacturer's warranty and liabilities will be voided:
‰
Venting system must be installed by a Mendota approved person according to Figure 3, Pg. 15 with
clamps securely in place and all joints leak proof.
‰
Electrical supply and gas supply must be properly installed and must conform to National and Local
Codes.
‰
Check that correct fuel supply is connected to appliance. Check correct gas pressure, correct size gas
lines and for gas leaks on all gas supply connectors and this gas insert’s gas valve train connectors.
‰
Proper clearances to combustibles must be maintained.
‰
LEAK TEST REQUIREMENT: Vibration during shipping and transit of this appliance may cause some
gas connections to loosen. All gas train connections in this appliance, including field installed supply line
fittings and all factory installed gas train connections between the gas valve and the burner orifice(s)
and pilot light, must be leak tested prior to first firing using soap and water solution or a calibrated
Combustible Gas Detector. All leak tests are to be performed by a qualified installer. It is the responsibility of the installer to verify that all connections are sealed properly and leak-proof.
LIGHTING CHECK OFF LIST
Be sure to check these items before final operation of the Fireplace Insert
‰
All items on "Installation Check Off List" must be completed.
‰
Connect Rocker Switch, Wall Switch, Remote Control or Thermostat to main valve.
‰
Carefully follow all lighting and log installation instructions. Make certain that burner lights immediately
and lights both front and rear burners.
‰
DO NOT proceed with operation unless burner cycles "on/off" without delays and the flame is "stable"
and not "lifting" off burner.
‰
Caution: If pilot goes out be sure to wait a minimum of 5 minutes before relighting.
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DOOR REMOVAL AND REPLACEMENT
CAUTION: Do not operate the appliance with glass removed, cracked or broken. Replacement of the glass should be
done by a licensed or qualified service person. Glass latch tool #HA-57-00743 is supplied with the unit.
To Unlatch Glass Frame Latches:
1. Insert Glass Latch Tool into hole in latch (two latches exist
at top of glass frame).
2. Pull Glass Latch Tool outward about 3/8”.
3. Rotate Glass Latch Tool 90 degrees.
4. Release Glass Latch Tool.
5. Remove Glass Latch Tool.
1.) INSERT
2.) PULL
3.) ROTATE
To Latch Glass Frame Latches, reverse steps 5 to 1,
above.
To Remove Glass Frame:
1. Rotate top edge of freed glass frame outward about 15
degrees.
2. Lift Glass Frame Up and Out.
4.) RELEASE
To Install Glass Frame:
1. Align and insert tabs in side flanges of Glass Frame into Slots into the slot in the base plate.
2. Rotate Glass Frame upward until vertical.
3. Latch Glass in place per instructions above.
SLIDE TAB INTO
SLOT IN BASEPLATE
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FV33i LOG SET INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
FOLLOW EACH STEP DEPICTED IN THE DIAGRAMS, BELOW, TO INSTALL THE LOG SET.
CAUTION: LOGS ARE FRAGILE, HANDLE LOG PIECES WITH CARE.
Carefully unpack 9-piece log set and bag of coals. NOTE: Logs are very fragile, handle with care.
Coals must not block pilot or burner flame! Placement of coals has a big effect on front burner flame appearance and
"glow" of coals. More coals = less yellow flame and more glow. Fewer coals = more yellow flame and less "glow".
Heat can be reduced by lowering flame height using the remote transmitter. Blowers can also be turned down to reduce
heat output.
NEVER “over fire" by increasing BTUH above nameplate specifications.
NEVER turn down pilot flame less than 1 inch long.
FV33i LOG SET PARTS IDENTIFICATION DIAGRAMS
(COALS AND INSWOOL BAGS ARE NOT SHOWN HERE)
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PLACE LOG #1 (REAR LOG) ON REAR SHELF BEHIND REAR BURNER. SLIDE LOG TO RIGHT UNTIL LOG TOUCHES RIGHT
UNTIL LOG TOUCHES RIGHT SIDE BRICK PANEL. PUSH LOG BACK SO IT TOUCHES REAR BRICK PANEL. THIS LOG IS RECOMMENDED TO BE PUSHED TO THE FAR RIGHT SIDE.
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LOG# 1
LOG# 1
LOG #2
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LOG# 1
LOG #2
LOG #2
PLACE LOG #2 BETWEEN THE TWO BURNERS AND SLIDE TO THE RIGHT UNTIL THE CURVATURE IN THE FRONT BURNER CONTACTS THE CURVATURE ON THE RIGHT FRONT TIP OF LOG #2. PUSH LOG #2 DOWN TO INDENT THE BOTTOM WITH THE TWO BURNER MOUNTING SCREW HEADS. LOG #2 MUST NOT ROCK ON TOP OF THE SCREW HEADS. LOG #2 MUST BE STABLE
LOG #2 MUST BE STABLE.
LOG #2 (MID EMBER BED) SITS BETWEEN REAR AND FRONT BURNER, FLAT DOWN ON THE SURFACE OF THE BURNER AIRBOX. ADJUST POSITION OF FRONT AND REAR BURNERS IF LOG #2 DOES NOT SIT BETWEEN REAR AND FRONT BURNER.
LOG# 3
LOG# 3
BURNER
LOG# 3
LOG# 3
LOG# 1
LOG #2
LOG #3 MUST LEAVE CLEARANCE FOR THE REAR BURNER PORTS. SOME ROTATIONAL FLEXIBILITY IS ALLOWED FOR THE REAR END OF THIS LOG TO ROTATE TOWARDS LOG #2. HOWEVER, LOG #3 SHALL NEVER SIT ON TOP OF THE REAR BURNER PORTS. DOING SO WILL LEAD TO SOOT CREATION.
PLACE LOG #3 (LEFT LOG) ON TOP OF THE RECTANGLE AIR SHUTTER BOX ON THE LEFT SIDE. LOG #3 HAS A RECTANGULAR NOTCH ON ITS BOTTOM SIDE THAT ALLOWS THE LOG TO SIT SQUARELY ON TO OF THE BOX
ALLOWS THE LOG TO SIT SQUARELY ON TO OF THE BOX. ALSO, THERE IS A NOTCH THAT MATES WITH THE LEFT‐
MOST GRATE BAR. SET LOG #3 ON THE GRATE BAR AND THE RECTANGLE SHAPED AIR SHUTTER BOX TOP SURFACE.
LOG #4
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REAR TIP OF LOG #4 MUST SIT ON TOP OF LOG #2, HERE.
LOG #2
LOG# 4
LOG# 1
LOG #4 (RIGHT LOG) HAS A HOLE FOR THE PIN ON LOG #2.
INSERT PIN IN LOG #2 INTO HOLE IN LOG #4. SET RIGHT END OF LOG #4 ON TOP OF THE FIRST GRATE BAR ON THE FAR RIGHT SIDE.
SOME ROTATIONAL FLEXIBILITY IS ALLOWED TO LOG #4 AROUND THE PIN AND HOLE. HOWEVER, DO NOT ROTATE REAR END OF LOG OUTWARD. ROTATE INWARD ONLY IF DESIRED. ROTATING OUTWARD MAY PLACE LOG #4 ON TOP OF
ROTATING OUTWARD MAY PLACE LOG #4 ON TOP OF REAR BURNER PORTS AND MAY LEAD TO SOOTING
LOG# 3
LOG# 5
PUSH LOG #5 BACK SO ITS REAR END TOUCHES THE REAR BRICK PANEL.
THE V‐NOTCH BETWEEN THE TWO BRANCHES MUST SIT DIRECTLY ON TOP OF THE REAR BURNER’S LEFT SIDE PORTS AND MUST ALLOW THE FLAMES TO RISE INTO THE V‐NOTCH IN THIS LOG. LOG #5 (LEFT TOP LOG) SITS ON THE LEFT SHOULDER OF LOG #1 AND ITS TWO BRANCHES SIT ON TOP OF LOG #2 AND LOG #3. LOG #5 HAS A HOLE THAT ALIGNS WITH THE LEFT SIDE PIN ON LOG #1.
LOG #2
LOG# 1
PIN FOR LOG #5
LOG# 4
PIN ON LOG #1 FOR ALIGNMENT OF LOG #6
LOG# 1
LOG #2
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LOG# 4
LOG# 4
LOG# 6
LOG# 4
LOG# 4
LOG# 6
LOG# 6
SOME ROTATIONAL FLEXIBILITY IS ALLOWED FOR LOG #6. THE POSITION OF LOG #4 WILL LIMIT THE ROTATION #6
THE POSITION OF LOG #4 WILL LIMIT THE ROTATION
OF LOG #6.
PLACE LOG #6 ON TOP OF LOG #1’S PIN. THE OTHER END OF LOG #6 SITS ON TOP OF LOG #2 AS SHOWN, BELOW. LOG #6 (RIGHT TOP LOG) SITS ON TOP OF LOG #1 USING THE PIN THAT IS ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF LOG #1. LOG #6 HAS A HOLE IN ITS BACK‐SIDE TO MATE WITH THIS PIN.
LOG# 4
LOG# 4
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LOG# 7
LOG# 7
LOG# 4
LOG #7 REST ON TOP OF THE FRONT BURNER’S REAR VISIBLE EDGE AND ON TOP OF LOG #4. THIS LOG IS DESIGNED TO HIDE THE PILOT LIGHT. PLACE THIS LOG SO IT PROVIDES CLEARANCE TO ALL BURNER FLAMES AND PILOT FLAMES, YET POSITIONED TO HIDE THE PILOT FLAMES.
LOG# 8
LOG# 2
LOG# 2
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2ND BAR
LOG# 8
LOG# 2
DO NOT PINCH FRONT BURNER PORTS WITH LOG #8.
ATTEMPT TO POSITION LOG #8 AS SHOWN HERE FOR THE BEST GLOW EFFECT AND REALISTIC LOOK.
PLACE LOG #8 ( LEFT FRONT TWIG) IN THE POSTION SHOWN HERE. LOG #8 SITS ON TOP OF LOG #2 AND RESTS AGAINST THE GRATE BAR (2ND FROM LEFT).
USING A TOOTH BRUSH, BRUSH INSWOOL (GLOWING EMBERS) RANDOMLY OVER LOG #2, THE COALS AND IN AREAS WHERE YOU WISH TO SEE GLOWING EMBER EFFECTS.
SCATTER SMALL COALS ON THE FLOOR AND BETWEEN THE LOG GRATE’S HORIZONTAL BAR AND THE FRONT BURNER. A FEW COALS MAY SIT ON TOP OF THE FRONT BURNER TUBE BUT AVOID PLACING TOO MANY COALS ON TOP OF THE FRONT BURNER PORTS. LOG #9 (RIGHT FRONT CHUNK) IS TO BE PLACED AT A SEVERE ANGLE AGAINST THE HORIZONTAL GRATE BAR AND FLOATING OVER THE FRONT BURNER PORTS. THE POSITION OF THIS LOG IS NOT CRITICAL. HOWEVER, DO NOT PLACE THIS LOG DIRECTLY ON TOP OF THE FRONT BURNER PORTS AND
NOT PLACE THIS LOG DIRECTLY ON TOP OF THE FRONT BURNER PORTS AND DO NOT PLACE THIS LOG ON TOP OF LOG #2.
LOG# 9
LOG# 9
LOG# 9
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COMPLETED LOG SET ASSEMBLY
BEFORE YOU BEGIN
Read this entire manual before you use you r new fireplace (especially the section “Saf ety Precautions” on page 7). Failure to follow
the instructions may result in property damage, bodily injury, or even death.
Remote Control Transmitter Functions
NOTE: The Receiver will “beep” once every time
a Remote Transmitter Key is pressed, signaling that
the command has been received.
Identify the four function buttons on the Remote
Transmitter:
1. ON/OFF KEY: This button turns the
system ON or OFF. When this button is pressed and the system is
OFF, the pilot light will stay ON if
the “Standing Pilot Switch” is in the ON position.
2. THERMOSTAT KEY: This button, when pressed after the ON/OFF KEY is pressed and the system is ON, will allow the selection of three modes: Manual Operation, Normal Thermostat and
Smart Thermostat.
a. Manual Mode: In this mode, the room temperature is ignored and the fireplace can be turned ON indefinitely. The
room temperature rise has no effect on this mode. All other functions such as fan speed control, flame height
control, secondary burner On/OFF control and Accent Light ON/OFF controls will be manually controllable.
b. Normal Thermostat: In this mode, the fireplace will
stay functioning until the room temperature increases
1oF above the Set Point Temperature. To increase the
Set Point Temperature, Press the UP button until the
desired temperature is displayed in the SET POINT
TEMPERATURE window. The fan will turn on approximately 5 minutes after fireplace startup and will turn off
approximately 12-1/2 minutes after the flames turn off,
in this mode. The flame height can be adjusted while
the fireplace is functioning.
c.
3.
Smart Thermostat: In this mode Manual flame height
adjustment is not allowed. The Smart Thermostat function adjusts the flame height in accordance to the difference between the set point temperature and the actual room temperature. As the room temperature gets
closer to the set point temperature, the Smart Function
automatically modulates the flame down.
ON
OFF
OFF
76°F
Hi
MAX
MANUAL
MODE
ON
76°F
Hi
SMART
76°F
68
MAX
NORMAL
THERMOSTAT
UP/DOWN KEY: This key is used to increase or decrease the Set Point Temperatures, Flame Height and Fan
Speed and to toggle between Accent Light ON/OFF and Secondary Burner ON/OFF.
4.
MODE SELECTION KEY: This key is used to toggle between the various function icons : Flame
Height, Fan Speed, Accent Light and Secondary Burner.
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SMART
SMART
MODE
REMOTE TRANSMITTER OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
TO TURN ON THE APPLIANCE:
1.
2.
Press the ON/OFF button. The transmitter display will show all active icons on the screen.
Select the Thermostat Mode by pressing the Thermostat Key: OFF (meaning Manual Mode), ON
(meaning normal Thermostat) or Smart (meaning Smart Mode).
a. In OFF (Manual Mode), the appliance will ignite and start on HI.
b. In ON (Normal Thermostat Mode), the appliance will only ignite if the Set Temperature is
greater than the Room Temperature.
c. In SMART (Smart Mode), the appliance will only ignite if the Set Temperature is greater than
the Room Temperature.
TO TURN OFF THE APPLIANCE, press the ON/OFF button.
MODE KEY: Pressing the MODE KEY toggles between the various available functions: Temperature Setting,
Flame Height Setting and Secondary Burner On/Off.
Temperature Setting: Press the Mode Key until the large Set Temperature is displayed. Pressing the Up or Down button once in this mode will increase or decrease the
set temperature. Note that the large temperature display in the center of the screen is the
Set Temperature. The smaller temperature display in the top right corner is the room temperature that the hand held transmitter has sensed.
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Flame Height: 6 flame height Levels are available. While the Flame Height
Icon is displayed, pressing the Up or Down button once will increase or decrease
the flame height by 1 of 6 increments. If the flame height is at Level 1 and the
Down button is pressed, all burners will turn OFF. If in IPI mode, the pilot light will
also extinguish. If in Standing Pilot Mode, the pilot light will remain ON. Note: If in
SMART mode, the flame height function is not available for manual adjustment. In
SMART mode, the flame height regulates automatically.
Fan Speed Control: The fan speed can be adjusted through six (6) speeds and
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OFF. To activate this function, press the MODE Key to index to the fan control
icon. Use the UP/Down Arrow Key to turn ON, OFF or adjust the fan speed. A
single “beep” will confirm reception of the command. In Thermostat Modes, fan
will turn on automatically 5 minutes after the burner turn on and turn off 12-1/2
minutes after the burners turn off. In manual mode, pressing the ON/OFF button to OFF will turn off all functions including the blower function. If you desire to leave
the fan running but the flame off in the Manual mode, turn off the flame using the flame height control.
Aux (Accent-Light): This function controls the Mendota Accent Light function.
Pressing the UP key in this mode will TURN ON the Accent Light and Pressing the DOWN key will TURN OFF the Accent Light. A single “beep” will confirm reception of the command. Note: The Accent Light Dimmer control is on
the right face or right edge of the surround. Turn the Dimmer Control Knob to
dim or brighten the Accent Light. Once you set your desired brightness level,
you may use the AUX function to turn the Accent Light On or Off at that preset level.
Secondary Burner: This function controls the Secondary Burner’s ON/OFF fea-
ture. Pressing the UP Key in this mode will TURN ON the Secondary Burner
and Pressing the DOWN Key will TURN OFF the Secondary Burner. The
flame level will not change when you turn the Secondary Burner On or Off.
The flame level can only be changed in the Flame Level mode.
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67° F
MANUAL BYPASS OF THE REMOTE SYSTEM
If the remote transmitter is misplaced or lost, the appliance can be turned on manually by sliding the
three position slider switch on the receiver to the ON position. This will bypass the remote control feature of the system and the appliance’s main burner will turn on. The fan will run at its maximum speed and the Accent Light may turn on.
To turn off the appliance, if the remote control is misplaced or lost, slide the three position slider
switch on the receiver to the OFF Position.
TEMPERATURE INDICATOR (oF or oC)
1. Press the ON/OFF Key and Turn Off the Fireplace.
2. Simultaneously, Press both the MODE Key and the Thermostat
Key.
3. Look at the LCD display to verify that your desired indicator (oF or
o
C) is being displayed. If not, repeat step 2.
KEY LOCK FUNCTION
To prevent unsupervised children from operating the fireplace, a KEY LOCK function is provided
with this remote control system. To activate the KEY LOCK function, simultaneously press the
“MODE KEY” and the “UP KEY”. To deactivate the KEY LOCK function, simultaneously press the
“MODE KEY” and the “UP KEY”.
During KEY LOCK mode, none of the Keys will function. You must DEACTIVATE the system
before you can use the Remote Transmitter.
LOW BATTERY POWER DETECTION
1. Transmitter Batteries: The life span of the remote control transmitter batteries depends
on various factors: quality of the batteries used, the number of ignitions of the appliance,
the number of changes to the room thermostat set point, etc. When the Transmitter batteries are low, a Battery Icon will appear on the LCD display of the Transmitter before all
battery power is lost. When the batteries are replaced, this icon will disappear.
2. Receiver Batteries: The life span of the receiver batteries depend on the quality of the batteries used and how long the batteries have been installed in the receiver. These batteries are only
utilized during power outages. Replace these batteries every heating season even if you have not experienced any
power outages. Batteries drain slowly even when not in use. This is a normal characteristic of all batteries.
OPERATING DURING POWER OUTAGES
This electronic ignition system utilizes the supplied 110VAC po wer when it is available for al l functions of this system. If
the AC power is inte rrupted during a power outa ge, this system utilizes the batt eries (installed in the Receiver) as
back-up batteries. During the power out age, the appliance’ s burners will function. In addition, Flame Height adjustm ent
and Secondary Burn er ON/OFF functions will be av ailable. T he Fan and A ccent Light, whi ch are wholly dependent on
110VAC power, will not function.
This appliance is designed and tested to be operated during power outages. The overall efficiency of this appliance will be
reduced by approximately 5% when the blower function is disabled during the power outage period.
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“FIRST TIME” PILOT LIGHTING INSTRUCTIONS
IMPORTANT: Be sure all items on "INSTALLATION CHECK OFF LIST" in the Installation Manual have been completed!
CAUTION: If the pilot goes out, be sure to wait a minimum of five minutes before attempting to relight the pilot.
1. Make certain that any manual gas supply shut-off valves located upstream of fireplace are open and the receiver and the remote control transmitter are in the "OFF" position. Make certain that the receiver harness is connected to the receiver
properly.
2. Make certain that 120VAC power cord is connected to an electrical outlet.
3. Insert Batteries in the Receiver and the Remote Transmitter. Note the polarity of batteries and insert as indicated on the bat-
STANDING PILOT
LIGHT ON/OFF SWITCH
ON
OFF
REMOTE CONTROL
RECEIVER MODULE
tery compartment covers.
4. For the “First Time Lighting”, Remove the Glass Door. This is required to purge the gas line of air and to inspect the pilot lighting spark.
5. Slide the receiver switch to “REMOTE”. Locate the “Standing Pilot ON/OFF Switch”. See Figure 1. Toggle “Standing Pilot
ON/OFF Switch” to “ON”. You will hear a series of clicks and after a few seconds, you will hear sparking at the pilot spark electrode.
6. Allow adequate time for the air in the gas-line to purge. The control system will stop sparking after 30 seconds if the pilot light
does not light. After a 30 second delay the control system will start sparking again for 30 seconds more. If the pilot light does not
light after the third 30 second spark event, the system will enter “Lock-out” mode. To unlock from “Lock-out” mode, slide
Receiver Switch to “OFF”, wait 30 seconds and slide back to “Remote”. Repeat this sequence until the pilot flame lights and the
pilot is burning steadily.
LOCK OUT MODE: If the pilot light does not light after the third 30 second spark event, the system will enter “Lock-out” mode. To
unlock from “Lock-out” mode, slide Receiver Switch to “OFF”, wait 30 seconds and slide back to “Remote”.
7. Once the pilot flame is lit and well-established, close glass door. WARNING: NEVER IGNITE MAIN BURNERS WITH
GLASS DOOR REMOVED OR OPEN. Doing so will lead to damage to pilot flame sensor and spark electrode wire leads.
8. Slide switch on Receiver to “ON”. All burners should ignite and run at “high-fire”. Slide Receiver switch to REMOTE
after 15 seconds. Burner Flames will extinguish.
9. Perform gas inlet and outlet pressure tests and leak tests on field installed gas fittings and factory installed fittings in the gas valve
compartment, at this time. Note: Burners must be ON to check outlet pressures and to leak test gas train fittings upstream of main
gas valve.
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INITIALIZING THE REMOTE CONTROL SYSTEM
(Synchronizing Receiver and Transmitter)
BLUE LCD
DISPLAY
WALL RECEIVER
3-POSITION
SLIDER SWITCH
PR
G
1. Place 3-position slider switch in Wall Receiver in the “Remote” position.
2. Locate “PRG” key on Wall Receiver Face.
Use the tip of a pen/pencil or a wire clip to
push the PRG button. The receiver will
beep 3 times indicating that it is ready to
synchronize with a Remote Transmitter.
3. Push the “ON” key on the Remote Transmitter. The receiver will beep 4 times to indicate that the Transmitter’s command is
accepted and sets to the particular code of
that Transmitter. The system is now initialized.
NOTE: Use this Synchronizing procedure every
time the batteries are replaced in the Receiver
or the Transmitter.
ON/OFF KEY
THERMOSTAT
SELECTION KEY
BATTERY
COMPARTMENT
LID
PRG KEY
IPI/STANDING PILOT SYSTEM
INFORMATION
Supply voltage
Ambient temperature ratings
Radio Frequency
UP/DOWN
SELECTION KEY
MODE
SELECTION KEY
REMOTE TRANSMITTER
REMOTE CONTROL
4.5V (three 1.5V AAA batteries)
32 – 122 oF (0 – 50 oC)
315 MHz
WALL RECEIVER
6.0V (four 1.5V AA batteries)
32 – 140 oF (0 – 60 oC)
315 MHz
ATTENTION!
The transmitter and receiver are RADIO FREQUENCY DEVICES. Placing the receiver in or near metal may
severely reduce the signal range.
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•
•
•
Turn off the main gas supply of the appliance during installation or maintenance of the receiver.
Place the receiver’s 3-position slider switch in the “off” position during installation or maintenance.
Turn “off” main gas supply to the appliance prior to removing or reinserting the batteries in the receiver.
During appliance installation/maintenance or in case of remote control malfunction, turn off electrical supply to
this appliance and remove the batteries from the wall receiver battery compartment. Contact technical service.
Intermittent Pilot Light and Standing Pilot Light Features
This gas fireplace is equipped with an electronic ignition System that first
lights a pilot light then uses the pilot light to ignite the main burners. The
pilot light can be set in the “Standing Pilot” mode to allow the pilot light to
remain on indefinitely by toggling the “Standing Pilot Switch” to the ON position. If the “Standing Pilot Switch” is toggled to the OFF position, the pilot
light will only light and remain ON while the main fireplace burners are operating.
IPI Mode: This mode turns the pilot light “OFF” when the fireplace is not functioning and only lights the pilot light automatically when a call for heat is made by
the remote control.
STANDING PILOT
LIGHT ON/OFF SWITCH
ON
OFF
Standing Pilot Mode: If the “Standing Pilot Switch” is toggled to ON, the pilot
light will ignite and remain ON as long as the “Standing Pilot Light Switch” is in the
ON position.
NOTE: Mendota Fireplaces recommends that the Standing Pilot Mode
be used during the winter months when external temperatures fall below 50oF. This will keep the fireplace chimney heated for proper updraft during burner ignition and it will also eliminate excessive condensation of
exhaust vapors on the door glass. Further, leaving the fireplace in the
Standing Pilot Mode will keep the fireplace body warm and eliminate cold
drafts and heat loss to the cold air that is trapped inside the firebox.
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REMOTE CONTROL
RECEIVER MODULE
FV33i GAS IGNITION SYSTEM WIRING DIAGRAM
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MAINTENANCE
1. ANNUAL MAINTENANCE OF MENDOTA UNITS IS REQUIRED. The following procedures must be performed
each year by a Mendota approved service person. NOTE: Any adjustments to burner, pilot or logs must be done
by a qualified Mendota service person.
A. Clean all lint and dust build-up around the control. I nspect the condition of a ny wiring under the burner for
melting or damage.
B. Remove logs & coals and clean away any foreign matter (lint, Carbon, etc.) on the burner and logs. Be sure
the burner ports are "open". Clean the pilot and under side of the logs for any Carbon deposits. NOTE: Logs
should be visually checked for Carbon "build-up". If carbon deposits are visible on logs, unit should be turned
off and Mendota service person contacted. Be sure logs are re-installed per instructions on PAGE 25.
C. Check condition of glass door gasket, gasket must seal tightly over firebox, replace if necessary.
D. Periodically check to verify that the vent system and vent cap are open and free of blockage.
E. Before re-installing glass, have qualified service person check the operation of the pilot
F.
The viewing glass should be cleaned periodically. Exterior glass surface may be cleaned with cleaner as desired.
To clean Interior glass surface, use Kel Kem “polish plus" (part # 65-06-00455) or comparable product. Do not use
oven cleaner or abrasive cleaners to clean glass. Do not clean when glass is hot.
G. Periodic visual check of pilot flames is required. Pilot Flame must overlap Flame Sensor and burner ignition ports at
all times.
H. Periodic visual check of main burner’s rear and front flames is required.
BURNER FLAMES GENERAL HEIGHTS REFERENCE DIAGRAM
REAR
BURNER
PILOT LIGHT FLAMES
MUST OVERLAP
BURNER PORTS.
FRONT
BURNER
HOOD
SPARK
ROD
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FLAME
SENSOR
NATURAL TO LP GAS CONVERSION INSTRUCTIONS
Kit # HA-82-00411 Mendota Model FV33i
This conversion kit shall be installed by a qualified service agency in
accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions and all applicable
codes and requirements of the authority having jurisdiction. If the information in these instructions is not followed exactly, a fire, explosion
or production of carbon monoxide may result causing property damage, personal injury or loss of life. The qualified service agency is responsible for the proper installation of this kit. The installation is not
proper and complete until the operation of the converted appliance is
checked as specified in the owner instructions supplied with the kit.
4
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Burner Orifice
#65-14-00364[3/64"DRILL]
4
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Caution: The electrical supply to the fireplace must be turned off prior
to performing the conversion. The gas supply must be shut off prior to
disconnecting the electrical power.
Motorized
LP Pressure
Regulator
[10.0-5.5"WC]
# 907.012
ORIFICE SIZES REQUIREMENT:
A Natural Gas to LPG conversion kit #HA-82-00411 is included with
LP Pilot Orifice
this fireplace insert.
[#977.168]
LP Conversion Kit # HA-82-00411 contains the following parts: One
Motorized LP Pressure Regulator #907.012, One LP Pilot Orifice Thimble #977.168, and two Cap Orifices #65-1400364(drill #3/64”) and an L-shaped Torx wrench.
Recommended Procedure to Convert This Fireplace To Burn LPG
This Fireplace Insert arrives from the factory ready to burn Natural Gas. If you intend to burn LPG, it is highly recommended that you
convert this fireplace and its Pressure Regulator, Pilot Orifice Thimble and Burner Orifices prior to placing this fireplace in its fireplace cavity.
See diagrams, on this page, and follow these instructions to prepare this fireplace for conversion to LPG.
1. Using a ¼” Hex Driver, remove 2 screws that secure the Rear and Front burners to the Burner Airbox.
2. Lift Up and remove Front Burner.
3. Loosen Front Burner Air Shutter Screw and rotate air shutter open ¼” minimum. Set burner aside.
4. Slide Rear Burner to the right about 2” and lift up and remove from Firebox.
REA R BURNER
BURNERS M O UNTING
SC REW S
FRO NT BURNER
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5.
6.
7.
Using a ½” deep well socket wrench, remove Front and Rear Orifices.
Thread a new 3/64” drilled orifice to both Front and Rear Orifice mounting brass fittings. Tighten down orifices.
Remove the left-side access panel mounted to the left outer skin and lay down gently without disconnecting any wires of internal
components.
DETAIL C
REAR
ORIFICE
REAR
BURNER
PILOT LIGHT
HOOD
FRONT
ORIFICE
FRONT
BURNER
DETAIL D
8. Install pilot orifice thimble ##977.168 see Figure below
for location. To remove Pilot Hood, use a screw driver to pry open the Wire Clip that is located at the base of the Pilot
Hood. Pull Upward and remove pilot hood. Use an Alan wrench to remove NG Pilot Orifice. (Pilot orifice thimble is located inside pilot hood base).
9. Install LP Pilot Orifice. Tighten down using an Alan wrench. Replace Wire Clip in its original position.
10. Push Pilot Hood down into base until it snaps in place.
Pull Pilot Hood UP
and lift UP off the base.
Use an Alan Wrench
To loosen and remove
NG Pilot Orifice. Install
LP Pilot Orifice, Tighten
Down.
WIRE
CLIP.
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11. Before reinstalling burners, loosen the screw that secures the rotary air shutter on the Front Burner. Rotate the air shutter open to
¼” minimum.
12. Install both rear and front burners in
their original locations and positions
and secure down using screws you
removed earlier.
LO O SEN SC R EW
R O TA TE SH U TTER O P EN
-1 / 4 " M IN IM U M -
FR O N T B U R N E R SH U TTER A D JU STM EN T
13. Make certain front burner is running
parallel to front face of unit positioned properly so that the pilot light hood pointing to the left is pointed properly towards the
burner’s flame propagation ports.
14. Make certain Rear Burner is positioned properly so that the pilot light hood pointing to the left is pointed properly towards the
burner’s flame propagation holes.
REAR
BURNER
PILOT LIGHT FLAMES
MUST OVERLAP
BURNER PORTS.
FRONT
BURNER
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You must remove the left side Valve Access Panel to replace the pressure regulator.
1. Remove the left-side access panel mounted to the left outer skin and lay down gently without disconnecting any wires of internal
components. WARNING: DO NOT FORCE. EXCESSIVE FORCE MAY DAMAGE INTERNAL WIRING COMPONENTS!
REMOVE (4) SCREWS "ONLY"
THAT HOLD LEFT SIDE COVER.
2. See diagrams on this page and identify the Pressure Regulator on
the Valve Body.
3. Using a Torx T20 (supplied) or a slotted screwdriver, remove 2
screws that secure the NG Pressure Regulator to the gas valve
body and remove NG Pressure Regulator, see following page for
detailed instructions. Note: Be careful when removing or tightening the screw on the back-side of the pressure regulator. The
screw location is difficult to access and care must be taken to ensure a proper seal when tightened.
4. Install the new LP Pressure Regular onto the gas valve body in the
same position and orientation as the NG Pressure Regulator you
removed in Step 2, above. The LP Pressure Regulator can only
be mounted in one position. Secure the LP Pressure Regulator in
place. Tighten down.
5. Install pilot orifice thimble ##977.168 see Figures on page 39 for
location. To remove Pilot Hood, use a screw driver to pry open
the Wire Clip that is located at the base of the Pilot Hood. Pull
Upward and remove pilot hood. Use an Alan wrench to remove
NG Pilot Orifice. (Pilot orifice thimble is located inside pilot hood
base).
8. Install LP Pilot Orifice. Tighten down using an Alan wrench. Replace Wire Clip in its original position.
9. Push Pilot Hood down into base until it snaps in place.
PRESSURE
REGULATOR
PRESSURE
REGULATOR
SCREWS
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LP PRESSURE REGULATOR CONVERSION INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING: Failure to position the parts in accordance with these diagrams or failure to use only parts specifically approved with this appliance may result in property damage or personal injury.
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LP GAS PRESSURE REQUIREMENTS
Inlet and manifold gas pressure checking taps are located on gas valve. These ports are only accessible from the outer
left side of the fireplace. A qualified installer shall take pressure measurements at these ports to verify and set the correct
gas pressures during the LP Kit installation and before facia materials are installed over the front of this fireplace. Manifold
pressure must be taken at the “MANIFOLD PRESSURE" tap and inlet pressure at the "INLET PRESSURE" tap with the
burner operating by a qualified installer.
L.P. GAS
DESIRED
INLET
PRESSURE
MINIMUM
INLET
PRESSURE
MAXIMUM
INLET
PRESSURE
MANIFOLD
OUTLET
PRESSURE
AIR SHUTTER
POSITION
11.0" W.C.
(2.75 kPa)
11" W.C.
(2.75 kPa)
13.0" W.C.
(3.24 kPa)
10.0" W.C.
(2.5 kPa)
1/4" OPEN MIN.
(5 mm)
REGULATE THE FLAME HEIGHT TO "HIGH" POSITION. OUTLET GAS PRESSURES MAY VARY PLUS OR MINUS 5%.
LPG PROPER INPUT RATES:
With the proper orifices installed, as specified above, this
fireplace utilizing LP Gas will have a maximum input rate of
31,000 Btu/Hr.
LEAK TESTING REQUIREMENTS
Prior to completing the conversion process, check for gas
leaks with soap and water solution at all plumbing joints
prior to placing this appliance into operation. It is recommended that all gas-plumbing joints, factory installed and
field installed are checked for leaks.
PILOT FLAME AND MAIN BURNER
RELATIONSHIP VERIFICATION
Prior to completing the conversion process, the qualified service technician must, Figure 1: Pressure Test Port
light the pilot light and verify the relationship between the pilot light flames and the
main burners. The pilot light flames directed towards the propagation ports on the rear and front burner must overlap the
propagation ports on the burners. The pilot light flames must be a minimum of ¾” long and must overlap the propagation
ports on both the rear and front burners as shown in the diagram, below. Verify that the burner tubes ignite quickly and the
burner flames propagate smoothly along the entire length of the burners.
PILOT FLAME LENGTH ADJUSTMENT
If the pilot light flame length is too short and the system does not maintain a standing pilot, a qualified installer may increase the length of the pilot light flames to meet the two requirements: Minimum pilot light length to maintain a standing
pilot light and the pilot light flames must be long enough to overlap the front and rear burner ports.
REAR
BURNER
1" MIN.
PILOT LIGHT FLAMES
MUST OVERLAP
BURNER PORTS.
FRONT
BURNER
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CHECKING FOR NORMAL BURNER (S) IGNITION CHARACTERISTICS
Once the conversion to LPG and all the above steps have been completed, light the main burners.
Turn Gas Dial counterclockwise to "ON" then set Thermostat or push Main Burner ON/OFF switch to turn on burners.
Main burner should now light IMMEDIATELY and flame should not "lift" off burner. If there is any delay in ignition or if
flame is "lifting off" burner, turn off burner and carefully check for proper installation of logs/coals, vent system and proper
pilot flame impingement on burner and thermopile. Logs or coals must not block pilot flame or main burner flame. Vent
system must be leak proof.
WARNING
DO NOT PROCEED WITH OPERATION OF THIS FIREPLACE
UNLESS BURNER "CYCLES" ON/OFF WITHOUT DELAYS!
ATTACHING LPG CONVERSION LABELS AND HIGH ALTITUDE DERATION LABEL
Two printed informational labels are included with the LPG Conversion Kit. Attach these two labels to the rear surface of
this insert adjacent to the Serial Number Plate. If you are derating this appliance at a high altitude, also attach the High
Altitude Deration Label, supplied in the Owner’s Manual Packet, to this same surface adjacent to other labels.
Prior to attaching the labels, fill in all the information that is requested in these labels.
For installations from 610-1370 meters (2000-4500 ft.) the orifice sizes (DMS) for natural and propane gas are
_#46R/#49F_ and _#56R/#3/64”F_, respectively. See data plate for additional information. For high altitude installations
consult the local gas distributor or the authority having jurisdiction for proper rating methods. If the installer must convert
the unit to adjust for varying altitudes, the information sticker must be filled out by the installer and adhered to the appliance at the time of conversion."
«Cet appareil est equipé pour des altitudes compries entre 0 et 2000 pieds (0-610 m) seulement»
This appliance has been converted for use at an altitude of ______________
Orifice size _______________
Manifold Pressure ________________
Input (Btu/h)_______________
Fuel Type _______________________
Date of conversion _________
Converted by _____________________
«Cet appreeil a été converti au ____
Injecteur ________
Pression à la tubulure d'alimentation _____________
Déoit calorifique ______________
GAS LEAK TEST REQUIREME NT: It is the responsibility of the installer/service person to assure
that each and every gas connection and supply tubing that are a part of this fireplace are leak proof.
The qualified/ certified individual connecting the gas supply line, performing pressure tests or performing any service to this fireplace is required to perform a THOROUGH LEAK TEST on ALL gas fittings that are a part of this appliance or the gas supply line connection using soap-water solution or a
calibrated combustible gas detector. Failure to perform this leak test may lead to a house fire and/or
an explosion. Mendota is not responsible for any damages due to an Installer’s failure to conduct a
leak test and verify that all connections and supply lines are leak proof.
WARNING: Do not operate appliances with glass front removed, cracked, or broken. Replacement of glass
should be done a licensed or qualified service person.
Note: Consult the local or national installation code(s) to assure that adequate combustion and ventilation air is
available.
WARNING: It is of the utmost importance that the correct burner orifices be installed for both the rear and front
burners.
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BLOWER OPERATION AND WIRING
WARNING: The Power Cord supplied with this appliance must be connected to a 3-prong grounded LIVE outlet. No switches, Light Dimmers or Fan Speed Control Devices are allowed within the same electric circuit as
this appliance. Connect only to a LIVE outlet that is not controlled by any other switching device.
Dual blowers are provided as standard equipment with this FV-33i Insert. The dual blowers have an air output rating of
210 CFM (in free air). This Insert is designed to operate with the blowers turned OFF or ON. Turning the blower on
increases the overall efficiency of this fireplace and aids in distributing and circulating heat to the room this Insert is
installed in.
BLOWER BREAK-IN PERIOD: The integrated blowers in this Insert may exhibit some bearing noise and electrical
static noise during the first few hours of operation. This is normal during the break-in period. It is recommended that
following the Paint Curing Cycle, the blowers be run at their maximum speed for two 3-hour periods. The burner flames
may be on or off during these cycles. The blowers in a few inserts may take longer to break-in and may require additional operation time before all extraneous noise is eliminated. Please allow adequate operational time for the blowers
to break-in before you contact your dealer for service.
BLOWER OPERATION
The remote control system supplied with this appliance can turn the blowers ON or OFF and regulate the speed of the
blowers in six (6) steps.
NOTE: In the Normal Thermostat Mode and the SMART Mode, there will be a time delay in blower operation during
"heat-up" (5 minutes) and extended blower operation during "cool-down" of unit (12-1/2 minutes).
The blowers are ideal for owners who wish to maximize the heating capacity and efficiency of Mendota Gas Fireplaces.
The blowers greatly increase total heating capacity by forcefully moving hot air away from the fireplace and mantel area
and out into the room. The blowers increase the overall efficiency of the Mendota units by up to 5%.
This appliance is equipped with a three-prong (grounding) plug for protection against shock hazard and
should be plugged directly into a properly grounded three-prong receptacle. Do not cut or remove the
grounding prong from the plug.
WARNING: LABEL ALL WIRES PRIOR TO DISCONNECTION WHEN SERVICING CONTROLS. WIRING ERRORS CAN
CAUSE IMPROPER AND DANGEROUS OPERATION. VERIFY OPERATION AFTER SERVICING.
FV -33i B LO W E R WIR IN G D IA G R A M
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CUSTOMER INFORMATION AND TROUBLE-SHOOTING
MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE SURFACE TEMPERATURE
Mendota Inserts/Fireplaces comply with UL Standards for maximum surface temperatures on exposed combustible surfaces adjacent to the Insert. The Maximum allowable surface temperature is 117° F. over ambient (room) temperature.
Thus, if a room is 70° – 80° the exposed combustible surfaces immediately surrounding the Insert can have a surface
temperature as high as 187° F. – 200° F. (Too hot to touch).
OVER FIRING/UNDER FIRING OF BURNER
NEVER "over fire" units by adjusting gas pressure to increase BTUH above nameplate specifications. Over firing can
cause permanent damage to firebox and deterioration of parts and void warranty.
NEVER "reduce" main burner or pilot flames length to less than 1” .
PILOT OUTAGE AND RE-LIGHTING
If pilot goes out, be sure to wait a minimum of five minutes before attempting to re-light the pilot.
CLEANING VIEWING GLASS
The viewing glass should be cleaned periodically. Exterior glass may be cleaned with cleaner as desired. For Interior
glass, use soap and water. NEVER USE ABRASIVE CLEANERS, NEVER CLEAN GLASS WHILE OPERATING, OR WHEN
GLASS IS HOT.
NOTE: Additives that are put in gas (both natural and propane) to make it smell can be harmful to glass and can leave
a white film deposit on the glass. This deposit can be removed with cleaners such as KEL KEM “Polish Plus” (# 65-0600455, See your dealer for availability).
In some cases (especially propane) additives can cause “crazing” or etching on the glass. Although this is not normal, it
is not covered under the warranty. The solution may be to change propane suppliers.
Sooting is caused by improper installation or operation. At the first sign of "sooting" (usually a thin black film on the Fireplace viewing glass) the unit must be immediately turned off and the local Mendota dealer promptly informed. Mendota
products are designed and tested to operate without producing any "sooting" when installed and operated correctly.
Mendota dealers will correct "sooting" problems, but Mendota and their dealers are not responsible for damage caused by
excessive sooting that has not been immediately brought to their attention.
AGA/ANSI APPROVAL
Gas appliances must be tested and certified by a nationally recognized testing and certification laboratory to ANSI [American National Standards Institute] gas appliance safety standards.
The Mendota Gas Fireplace Insert has been tested and certified by Intertek Testing Services, 8431 Murphy Drive, Middleton, Wisconsin 53562.
The Mendota Gas Fireplace Inserts have met all necessary AGA/ANSI Standards and are fully certified for installation in
any community.
TROUBLE SHOOTING MENDOTA GAS FIREPLACE INSERT
SYMPTOM
PROBABLE CAUSES
CORRECTIVE ACTION
1. Thin black coating
[soot] forms on viewing
glass.
A. Incorrect gas pressure
Have gas supplier check for correct gas pressure [7" W.C. Nat. Gas; 11" W.C. LP Gas].
If sooting continues open-air shutter on burner [see "Gas Flame Adjustment" below].
If sooting still continues, call a Mendota dealer.
NOTE: To clean glass - remove glass and wipe glass with cloth or paper towel.
2. Humming or whistling
coming from Fireplace
Insert.
A. Normal operating noise.
Some noise is normal. It is caused by the gas supply flowing through the gas orifice.
It is expected from any gas fireplace. The noise can be reduced by reducing flame
height using the remote control. Turning down the flame will reduce the heat output
of the Insert.
3. A change in flame appearance or burner operation.
A. A change in gas pressure.
Have your gas supplier check for correct gas 7" W.C. Nat. Gas; 11" W.C. LP Gas]. If
flame still needs adjustment see "Flame Adjustment" below.
Clean out carbon, spider webs, lint, etc. from shutter area.
NEVER BLOCK AIR INTAKE OR OUTLET VENTS.
B. Not enough combustion
air
B. Carbon dirt or lint.
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BURNER FLAMES ADJUSTMENT- AIR INTAKE DAMPER CONTROLS
This appliance is equipped with two Air Intake Adjustment Damper Controls:
PRIMARY DAMPER and SECONDARY DAMPER. It is important to understand
the functions of the two dampers prior to adjusting them.
VENT LENGTH
DAMPER POSITION
10-20 FEET
45o OPEN
PRIMARY AIR INTAKE DAMPER: The PRIMARY AIR INTAKE
30 FEET
60o CLOSED
40 FEET
75o CLOSED
DAMPER is located on the top of the Air Intake Pipe attachment Stub. This Damper
is factory set at 45 degrees OPEN.
50 FEET
90o CLOSED
This damper is manually adjustable and must be adjusted during installation of this
50-70 FEET
90o CLOSED
appliance. For Vent Systems lengths less than 20 feet, leave this damper at its factory
adjusted (45 degree OPEN) setting. Starting at vent system lengths of 30 feet, adjust the damper position according to the table. Note
that this table is a general guideline only. Each installation will yield a different air-flow characteristic and may need some slight adjustment beyond what this table calls for.
SECONDARY AIR INTAKE DAMPER: The SECONDARY AIR INTAKE DAMPER is located in the convection air
cavity on top of the firebox. It is accessible through the ½” slot that is located directly above the glass frame’s top surface. The
SECONDARY AIR INTAKE DAMPER is factory adjusted to “FULLY CLOSED”. Adjust this damper to fine tune the Rear Flame
Height. Specifically, if the rear
flame is licking the top Baffle
Brick, open this damper. In most
installations, the Primary Air
Intake Damper adjustment will
suffice. However, if the vent
system restricts air flow and the
rear flames appear too tall and
lick the baffle brick completely,
OPEN
you may choose to open the
Secondary Air Intake Damper to
SECONDARY AIR
reduce the rear flame height.
INTAKE DAMPER
This feature will be of the most
CLOSED
ADJUSTMENT
use in LPG applications.
To adjust, use a 3/8” Open End
Wrench to loosen the securing
hex nut 2 turns ONLY. Use
Glass Latch Tool to Slide Damper Bracket to the right towards
“CLOSED” or to the Left towards “OPEN”.
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BURNERS AIR SHUTTER CONTROLS
During the initial installation, the Front Burner Rotary Manual Air shutter opening should be checked to make
certain that the shutter is set correctly at 1/16" open for natural gas and 1/4" minimum open for L.P. gas.
NOTE: For altitudes above 5,000 ft., increase to 1/8” Open for NG and 3/8” Open for LPG.
Be sure burner and logs are properly installed. After burner has been properly installed and operated for 2530 minutes, small additional adjustments to the air shutter may be necessary for final flame appearance.
These small shutter adjustments can be made by the following procedure:
[NOTE: Very small changes in shutter settings make major changes in flame appearance.]
This appliance is equipped with to burners. Each burner has its own primary air shutter control. The rear burner air shutter adjustment control is located on the right side. The Front Burner Air shutter is manual and can
only be adjusted when unit is cold and the logs are removed.
The Rear Burner Air Shutter control is located on the right side of the unit, about 2” above floor level, next to
the glass door frame’s right edge. The Glass Latch Tool is to be inserted in the “eyelet” at the end of the shutter adjustment cable to manipulate the rear burner shutter. Push to close and pull to open.
1. If flame is too "blue," push air shutter knob in (close) in small increments until flame turns desired realistic
"orange."
2. If flame is too "orange" and has sooty tips, pull air shutter knob out (open) in small increments until sooting stops. IF SOOTING DOES NOT STOP,TURN OFF UNIT AND CALL YOUR MENDOTA SERVICE PERSON
to inspect the Vent System.
IMPORTANT: Try each new shutter setting approx. ½ hr. before making additional changes. NOTE:
Changes in front burner flame can be made by re-arranging the coals and front burner air shutter opening.
(See above.)
WARNING: Label all wires prior to disconnection when servicing controls. Wiring errors can cause improper
and dangerous operation. Verify proper operation after servicing.
REPLACEMENT AND SERVICE PARTS
Replacement parts are available through your authorized Mendota Dealer. Contact your Mendota Dealer for all service and replacement parts needs.
COMMON REPLACEMENT PARTS LIST 05‐02‐00348 PROFLAME RECEIVER KIT (ST) 05‐02‐00351 SOLENOID, 885 PROFLAME SIT VALVE 05‐02‐00352 IPI CONTROL BOARD 05‐02‐00353 FAN CONTROL MODULE 05-02-00361
PROFLAME TRANSMITTER (GTMFS) BLACK 15‐02‐00064 BLOWER, RIGHT HAND #J238‐10101 15‐02‐00065 BLOWER, LEFT HAND #J238‐10100 35‐01‐00239 INSWOOL, GLOWING 6 OZ BAG
35‐01‐00240 COALS, 24 OZ BAG 35‐01‐00569 LOG SET, PREMIUM FIBER, FV33i 65‐14‐00045 ORIFICE, #45 65‐14‐00049 ORIFICE, #49 85‐03‐00801 MANUAL, FV33i HA‐82‐00410 BRICK PANEL KIT, FV33i 53
GAS VALVE TRAIN ASSEMBLY REPLACEMENT PARTS LIST
FV33i VALVE ASSEMBLY COMPONENTS LIST
KEY#
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
QTY Part
Number
1
05-02-00344
1
05-02-00351
1
05-04-00050
1
05-04-00059
2
50-06-00109
1
55-02-00087
1
55-02-00088
1
60-01-00257
1
60-05-00055
1
65-07-00005
1
65-07-00010
1
65-07-00012
1
65-07-00024
1
65-07-00744
1
65-14-00045
1
65-14-00049
1
HA-57-00714
Description
885 PROFLAME SIT VALVE
SOLENOID, 885 PROFLAME SIT VALVE
PILOT ASSY, SIT
PILOT TUBE 30", SIT, 2.182.282 (NOT SHOWN)
PIN,ROLL, 3/32" Dia x 1/2"
TUBING, 3/8" OD X 8" SS 304 - FRONT BURNER (NOT SHOWN)
TUBING, 3/8" OD x 30" SS 304 – REAR BURNER (NOT SHOWN)
NIPPLE, 3/8" NPT X 2.0" LONG, 0.493 ID, BLACK
ELBOW, 3/8" MALE NPT X 1/2" MALE NPT, 90 DEG, BRASS
BCF 3/8 x 3/8 PT STRT W/ NUT & FRRL
BCF,3/8 TBE X 1/8MPT COMP ELBW-AF
BCF,3/8 TBE X 3/8MPT COMP ELBW
1/8 NPT to Flex CF Coupler – REAR BURNER (NOT SHOWN)
VALVE,BALL 1/2FPT X 3/8 FLARE
ORIFICE, #45 17,072 BTU NAT
ORIFICE, #49 13,530 BTU NAT
MANUAL SHUT-OFF HANDLE, FV44i
FV33i VALVE ASSEMBLY COMPONENTS
15
7
2
16
12
5
10
11
3
17
8
14
9
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GLASS FRAME ASSEMBLY REPAIR AND REPLACEMENT
DO NOT substitute other manufacturer's materials or components.
DO NOT operate unit with cracked,
broken or missing glass.
DO NOT abuse the glass door by
striking the glass, slamming the
door shut, etc
WARNING
Use only authorized parts and
materials obtained from Johnson
Gas Appliance Company when
replacing defective or damaged
glass.
WARNING
Do not o perate this ap pliance
with the gl ass removed, cracked
or broke n. Glass sho uld be re place by a li censed or qualified
person.
TO REPLACE DAMAGED GLASS
1. Bend Glass Retainer Tabs up 90 degrees. Four tabs hold down the glass and gasket assembly.
2. Remove the damaged glass and gasket material. Clean the inner surface of the glass frame.
3. Assemble new gasket on glass edge starting with the bottom left corner. The adhesive on the gasket should
make contact with the glass surface. Use tracer lines in gasket to determine where the glass should sit on the
gasket surface.
4. Place glass and gasket assembly in glass frame and carefully bend down glass retainer tabs. Extra glass retainer
tabs are provided should any originally used tabs break off.
The glass frame assembly and its individual components are available through Johnson Gas Appliance Company. Contact your dealer for more detailed ordering information.
GLASS FRAME ASSEMBLY # HA-82-00403
REPLACEMENT PARTS LIST
ITEM P
1 HA-82-
GLASS
RETAINER
TABS
26
3
GASKET
00419
5-02-00103
65-06-01272
DESCRIPTION
FRAME, WELDMENT, GLASS,
FV33i
GASKET, TADPOLE,
3/8”BULB, 3/4” TAIL
GLASS, CERAMIC, FV33i
USE LARGE PLIERS TO
BEND DOWN (4) TABS
AS SHOWN
GASKET
GLASS
ROTATE GASKET UP
SO ADHESIVE MAKES
CONTACT WITH GLASS
SURFACE
GASKET IN
FLAT FORM
ART NUMBER
GLASS
TRACER LINES
IN GASKET
ADHESIVE
GLASS SHALL SIT BETWEEN
TRACER LINES IN GASKET
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MENDOTA WARRANTY QUALIFICATION & SERVICE REFERENCE FORM
As a part of Mendota's on-going program of customer satisfaction, this Form verifies proper installation and operation. It
is important as a reference for future service. It insures long life and trouble-free operation of Mendota fireplaces &
stoves and qualifies the owner for Mendota's lifetime limited warranty. Owner should sign Form when completed. Optionally, please register at our website at : WWW.JOHNSONGAS.COM/MENDOTA-REGISTRATION.ASP
HOME OWNER: ______________________________
DEALER: ______________________________
ADDRESS: __________________________________
ADDRESS: _____________________________
CITY/STATE/ZIP: ____________________________
CITY/STATE/ZIP: _______________________
SIGNATURE: ________________________________
PHONE: _______________________________
MODEL #: FV33i SERIAL #: __________________
DATE INSTALLED: ___________________________
GAS ________ NAT or _________ L.P.
Mendota Fireplace Inserts are sophisticated, hi-tech gas appliances. All installation and operating instructions must be
carefully followed. This Insert must be installed and serviced by a qualified Mendota approved service person.
REF:
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MENDOTA GAS FIREPLACE INSERT
APPROVED VENT PIPES AND VENT CAP INSTALLED - Per Manual and manufacturer's specifications
CHECK FOR PROPER CLEARANCES TO COMBUSTIBLES - Per pipe manufacturer's specifications
INSTALL PROPER SIZE GAS LINES - CHECK FOR GAS LEAKS - Per Manual
CHECK FOR CORRECT GAS PRESSURE AT SUPPLY INLET
a.
5 Inches Water Column Minimum - Nat. Gas
b.
11 Inches Water Column Miniimum - L.P. Gas
CYCLE BURNERS ON/OFF FOR PROMPT IGNITION - Per "LIGHTING INSTRUCTIONS"
Burner must light IMMEDIATELY - Flame must travel promptly around "curve" & light burner.
INSTALL LOGS AND ADJUST FLAME - Per Manual
Proper pilot flame impingement on thermopile & burner - Air shutter opening: 1/8" - 1/4" Nat. Gas - 1/2" LP
BRIEF OWNER ON OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF UNIT
Light Pilot
Operate Burner
Explain blower "delay" operation
WARRANTY REGISTRATION
Your Name _________________________________________________________________
Address ____________________________________________________________________
City _____________________________________ State _____ Zip _____________________
Dealer (Place of Purchase) _____________________________________________________
City _____________________________________ State _____ Zip _____________________
Date of Purchase ____________________ Serial Number ____________________________
Purchaser's Signature _________________________________________________________
MENDOTA FIREPLACE INSERT, FV33i
CUT OUT PAGE AND MAIL TO: JOHNSON GAS APPLIANCE CO., 520 E AVE. N.W. , CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA 52405
OR REGISTER YOUR NEW INSERT AT: WWW.JOHNSONGAS.COM/MENDOTA-REGISTRATION.ASP
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JOHNSON GAS APPLIANCE COMPANY
520 E AVENUE N.W.
CEDAR RAPIDS, IA 52405
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MENDOTA EXTENDED LIFETIME PROTECTION AND LIMITED WARRANTY
MENDOTA GAS FIREPLACE INSERT
MODEL: FV33i NAT. & L.P.
Mendota Division of Johnson Gas Appliance Company, 520 E Avenue N.W. Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52405, extends this Extended Lifetime Protection and Limited
Warranty to the original purchaser of a Mendota Gas Fireplace Insert, Serial Number
, which is limited and used under normal home conditions.
STANDARD WARRANTY:
JOHNSON GAS APPLIANCE CO., MENDOTA DIVISION, WARRANTS THAT YOUR NEW MENDOTA GAS FIREPLACE INSERT IS FREE FROM
MANUFACTURING AND MATERIAL DEFECTS FOR A PERIOD OF ONE YEAR FROM THE DATE OF INSTALLATION, SUBJECT TO THE
FOLLOWING CONDITIONS AND LIMITATIONS:
EXTENDED LIFETIME WARRANTY:
THE HEAT EXCHANGER, THE BURNER TUBE, THE COMBUSTION CHAMBER AND THE OUTER SHIELD OF THE MENDOTA GAS FIREPLACE
INSERT ARE WARRANTED FOR THE LIFETIME OF THE ORIGINAL OWNER, SUBJECT TO PROOF OF PURCHASE AND THE FOLLOWING
CONDITIONS AND LIMITATIONS:
1) This new Mendota Fireplace Insert must be installed and serviced by a competent, authorized service contractor. It must be installed and operated at all times
in accordance with the installation and operating instructions furnished with the Fireplace. All adjustments to logs, coals or burner must be made by an authorized Mendota Service person.
This limited warranty does not cover the cost of service calls, the cost of labor to remove or install parts covered by this limited warranty, freight or other transportation expenses that may be incurred in connection with obtaining performances under this limited warranty. The remedy for damages as the result of any
defects in this product which have been warranted herein is limited to replacement parts and does not include any incidental, indirect or consequential damages or
expenses sustained in connection with the products, including damages to property, except as provided by law.
2) This warranty is non-transferable and is made to the original retail purchaser, provided the purchase was made through an authorized Mendota dealer.
Mendota is not responsible for any damage to or malfunction of the Insert unless caused by a defect in material or workmanship from normal home use. Damage
caused by abuse, improper installation or operation, installation by unqualified personnel or breach of the conditions of this limited warranty will excuse Mendota
from performance of any part of the limited warranty. This warranty does not cover glass or log breakage.
Mendota has the right to investigate and inspect the exact original fireplace and materials, in the event a claim is made (without alterations or tampering), to determine whether the claimed damage or malfunction was caused by abuse, improper installation or other cause outside this warranty. Mendota is not responsible
for any repairs or material purchases that have not received prior written approval from Mendota.
NOTE: Minor warping of certain parts or discoloration is normal and is not a defect covered by this limited warranty. Over-firing of your Mendota Fireplace
Insert can cause major warping of parts. Over-firing above rated nameplate specifications is contrary to the manufacturer's instructions and WILL void this warranty.
This warranty may not be extended by our representatives in any manner. The company neither assumes, nor authorizes any third party to assume, on its behalf,
any other liabilities with respect to the sale of this Mendota product.
3) Mendota may at its discretion, fully discharge all obligations of this warranty by refunding the wholesale price of the defective part(s).
4) All other warranties - expressed or implied - with respect to the product, its components and accessories, or any obligation/liabilities on the part of the company
are hereby expressly excluded. Products made by other manufacturers, sold with the Fireplace or thereafter, are not covered by this limited warranty. The use of
unauthorized components will make this warranty null and void.
This warranty shall be effective only if the original purchaser of the Mendota appliance is registered with Mendota Division within thirty (30) days of the date of
purchase. Such registration or the failure to register shall not be deemed to created any obligation or liability by the manufacturer and this warranty with its conditions and limitations shall be the only procedure for obtaining any rights against the manufacturer and expresses the sole obligation and responsibilities of the
manufacturer which are offered to the original purchaser and accepted upon purchase of the appliance.
Mendota Division, reserves the right to make changes at any time without notice, in design, material, specifications, prices and the right to discontinue styles and
products.
Some states do not allow the exclusions of limitation of incidental or consequential damages or limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above
limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights, which vary from state to state.
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Johnson Gas Appliance Company
520 E Avenue N.W. - Cedar Rapids, IA 52405
Website: www.johnsongas.com or www.mendotahearth.com
Part #85-03-00801