WS-3 WALL SWITCH KIT
INSTALLATION AND OPERATION
Cover
screws
Battery
holder
THIS SWITCH OPERATES FLAME
HEIGHT CONTROL KNOB ON
THE APK-15 VALVE
PARTS LIST:
WALL SWITCH COVER
ROCKER SWITCH ASSEMBLY
AA BATTERY HOLDER
(connects to rear of switch)
WIRING (15 feet)
(connects switch to valve)
COVER SCREWS (2)
Wall switch
cover
Switch to
valve wiring
Rocker
switch
assembly
1. Select a location for the wall switch near the
fireplace. This needs to be within 15' from the
fireplace for the length of wiring supplied, and
to supply sufficient millivoltage between the wall
switch and the pilot generator.
Note: Safety valve is supplied in the Peterson APK
and burner systems.
2. At the wall switch location selected, cut out
a clearance hole for direct wall or switch box
mounting.
Note: Allow enough space to incorporate the
battery holder. We recommend using a deep
switch box (3" deep or greater).
3. Tie about 6" of chain or a small weight to a cord
to create a plumb line. Hang the plumb line from
the wall switch location to the top of the wall
baseboard. Immediately below the wall switch
location, as indicated by the plumb line, drill a
1/2" to 3/4" hole.
4. Lower the plumb line through the switch location
hole, within the stud space, down to the baseboard
level. Pull the chain or the weight out of the 1/2"
to 3/4" hole at the baseboard using a stiff hooked
wire (a bent wire coat hanger works well).
5. Remove the weight or the chain from the plumb
line. Tie one end of the wire cable to the plumb
line and pull the plumb line back up through the
wall switch location to expose several inches of
wire.
6. Feed the rocker switch assembly wiring through
the front of the wall switch cover, and snap the
rocker switch into place (see Fig. 1).
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AA BATTERIES (4)
7. Connect the two terminals on the rocker switch to
the two terminals on the valve wiring (see Fig.1).
Ensure a tight connection.
8. Connect the battery holder to the connector
coming from the rocker switch assembly (see
Fig. 1). Insert 4 AA batteries in the battery holder,
ensuring the polarities are correct.
9. Attach the wall switch cover to the switch box using
the 1/4" machine screws supplied.
10. Then attach the LARGE female connector of the
switch to valve wire to the OUTER male spade
located on the APK-15 valve (see Fig. 2 A & B).
Attach the SMALLER female connector to the
INNER male spade on the APK valve.
Rear of switch
Fig. 1
Rocker
switch
in place
Battery unit
connector
Red wire
Connect wire
harness to
switch (white
tagged wire to
red wire)
Wiring harness
(from valve)
Black wire
Battery holder
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Note: This unit does not require an outside electrical source (millivolt system only).
Fig. 2A
Fig.2B
Attach
small
attachthe
small
female
connector
to small
female
connector
male
spademale
to
the small
connector
Attach the large
attach large female
female
connector
connector
to large
to
the spade
large male
male
connector
Connectors
in IN
place
CONNECTORS
PLACE
APK-15
VALVE
AND
WIRE
CONNECTORS
APK-15
Valve
and
wire
connectors
Follow your APK-15 operating instructions to install the valve on your log set. Ignite the pilot according to
the lighting instructions supplied with your valve.
OPERATING YOUR PETERSON GAS LOG SET WITH THE WALL SWITCH
To use the wall switch to control the flame height, press HI/ON and the flame height control knob will rotate
counter-clockwise, turning the main burner on, and increasing the flame height to your desired level (see Fig.
3A). To reduce the flame height, press LOW/OFF. To turn the main burner off, hold the LOW/OFF switch down
until the flame is extinguished (see Fig. 3B). Pilot will remain lit. See instructions supplied with your valve for
complete shut off.
FOR YOUR SAFETY, never leave your log set operating unattended.
PressPRESS
HI/ON“HI/ON”
to turn unit
TO
TURN
UNITthe
ONflOR
on
or
increase
ame
INCREASE FLAME HEIGHT
height
Fig. 3B
Fig. 3A
=
=
FLAMEheight
HEIGHT control
CONTROL
KNOB
Flame
knob
will
WILL ROTATE CLOCKWISE
rotate clockwise
FLAME HEIGHT
KNOB will
Flame
heightCONTROL
control knob
WILL ROTATE COUNTER-CLOCKWISE
rotate counter-clockwise
Press
LOW/OFF
to turn unit
PRESS
“LOW/OFF”
FLAME
offTO
or DECREASE
decrease the
flame
HEIGHT OR TURN UNIT OFF
height
Be sure all cautions and warnings are observed in your APK & burner system installation and
operating instructions.
ROBERT H. PETERSON CO.
Quality Check
Date:___________
Orifice # (B/B):__________
Orifice # (B/B):__________
Leak Test: ___________
Burn Test: ___________
Gas Type:
___________
Model #: ___________
Serial #: ___________
Air Shutter: ___________
Inspector: ___________
ROBERT H. PETERSON CO. • 14724 East Proctor Avenue • City of Industry, CA 91746
REV 4-1002231236
L-A2-119
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