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Empire Comfort Systems VFDT30LBN-2 Owner`s manual
EMPIRE
Comfort Systems
INSTALLATION Instructions
AND Owner's Manual
Vented/Vent-Free Loft Burner
UNVENTED GAS HEATER
MODELS
VFRL1810(N,P)-1
VFRL(18,24,30)(N,P)-1
VFIL(18,24,30)(N,P)-1
VENTED DECORATIVE APPLIANCE
MODELS
VFRL1810(N,P)-1
VFRL(18,24,30)(N,P)-1
GAS-FIRED
Installer: Leave this manual with the appliance.
Consumer: Retain this manual for future reference.
This appliance may be installed in an aftermarket
permanently located, manufactured (mobile)
home, where not prohibited by local codes.
This appliance is only for use with the type of gas
indicated on the rating plate. This appliance is not
convertible for use with other gases.
WARNING: If the information in this manual are
not followed exactly, a fire or explosion may result causing property damage, personal injury
or loss of life.
— Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity of
this or any other appliance.
—WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS
• Do not try to light any appliance.
• Do not touch any electrical switch; do not
use any phone in your building.
• Immediately call your gas supplier from
a neighbor’s phone. Follow the gas supplier’s instructions.
• If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call
the fire department.
— Installation and service must be performed
by a qualified installer, service agency or the
gas supplier.
This is an unvented gas-fired heater. It uses air
(oxygen) from the room in which it is installed.
Provisions for adequate combustion and ventilation air must be provided. Refer to page 11.
WARNING: If not installed, operated and maintained in accordance with the manufacturer's
instructions, this product could expose you to
substances in fuel or from fuel combustion which
can cause death or serious illness.
Water Vapor: A By-Product of Unvented
Room Heaters
Water vapor is a by-product of gas combustion.
An unvented room heater produces approximately
one (1) ounce (30ml) of water for every 1,000 BTU's
(.3KW's) of gas input per hour. Refer to page 8.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
SECTION
PAGE
Quick Start Guide............................................................................................................................... 3
Important Safety Information.............................................................................................................. 5
Safety Information for Users of LP-Gas............................................................................................. 6
Introduction......................................................................................................................................... 7
Product Specifications........................................................................................................................ 8
Water Vapor: A By-Product of Unvented Room Heaters.................................................................... 8
General Information............................................................................................................................ 9
Requirements for Canada................................................................................................................ 10
Provisions for Adequate Combustion & Ventilation Air..................................................................... 11
Clearances................................................................................................................................12 - 13
Combustible Material........................................................................................................................ 13
Fireplace Preparation....................................................................................................................... 14
Installing as a Vented Appliance....................................................................................................... 14
Before Fully Installing the Appliance.........................................................................................15 - 16
Gas Supply....................................................................................................................................... 17
Operation Instructions/Flame Appearance....................................................................................... 18
Wiring - VFRL Models...................................................................................................................... 19
VFRL(18,24,30) Lighting Instructions............................................................................................... 20
VFRL1810(N,P) Lighting Instructions............................................................................................... 21
VFIL Series Operating Instructions................................................................................................... 22
VFIL Series Remote Electronic Ignition and Control System....................................................23 - 26
VFIL(18,24,30) Lighting Instructions................................................................................................ 27
VFIL(18,24,30) Wiring Diagram........................................................................................................ 28
Pilot Flame Characteristics........................................................................................................29 - 30
Cleaning and Servicing.................................................................................................................... 30
Troubleshooting: Symptoms, Possible Causes and Corrections...................................................... 31
Decorative Top Cover Accessory Installation............................................................................32 - 33
VFIL Parts List.................................................................................................................................. 34
VFIL Parts View................................................................................................................................ 35
VFRL Parts List................................................................................................................................ 36
VFRL Parts View.............................................................................................................................. 37
Master Parts Distributor List............................................................................................................. 38
How To Order Repair Parts.............................................................................................................. 38
Service Notes................................................................................................................................... 39
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Quick Start Guide
To START the Fireplace:
If the pilot is NOT lit:
1. At the same time, press the “OFF” and high flame buttons and release once there is an
audible “beep” sound.
2. The pilot will ignite on the sixth beep. You may hear a clicking sound around the same
time as that beep, this is normal.
3. There will be a total of 14 beeps. The main burner will ignite approximately 15 seconds
after the pilot.
If the pilot IS lit.
1. To ignite the burner, press the high flame button (there will be a beep) for appoximately
5 seconds until there is a soft click, then release the button.
To ADJUST the Flame Height
1. Press and hold the upper right button for a higher flame.
2. Press and hold the lower right button for a lower flame. Note: If you hold the lower right
button for too long, the flames on the main burner will go out, but the ignitor will stay lit.
To SHUT OFF the Fireplace
1. To completely shut off the burner and ignitor, press and hold the “OFF” button until the
unit “beeps.” The flames will go on the burner out once any lingering gas is used up.
2. To shut off the burner but keep the ignitor on, push the low flame button (bottom right) for
10 seconds and then release.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, SEE OPERATION INSTRUCTIONS.
VFIL Remote Quick Start Instructions: Cut out this page and keep it near your remote.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
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An unvented room heater having an input rating of more than
6,000 Btu per hour shall not be installed in a bathroom
An unvented room heater having an input rating of more than
10,000 Btu per hour shall not be installed in a bedroom or
bathroom.
Never burn solid fuels in a fireplace where a gas log set is
installed.
Due to high temperatures, the appliance should be located
out of traffic and away from furniture and draperies.
Do not place clothing or other flammable material on or near
the appliance.
Children and adults should be alerted to the hazards of high
surface temperature and should stay away to avoid burns
or clothing ignition.
Young children should be carefully supervised when they
are in the same room as the appliance.
This unit complies with ANSI Z21.11.2 Unvented Heaters
and it also complies with ANSI Z21.60 Decorative Vented
Appliances for Solid Fuel Burning Fireplaces. State or local
codes may only allow operation of this appliance in a vented
configuration. Check your state or local codes.
Correct installation of burner, proper location of the heater
and annual cleaning are necessary to avoid potential
problems with sooting. Sooting, resulting from improper
installation or operation, can settle on surfaces outside the
fireplace.
Avoid any drafts that could alter burner flame patterns. Do
not allow fans to blow directly into the fireplace. Do not place
a blower inside burn box area of firebox. Ceiling fans will
create drafts that alter burner flame patterns. Sooting and
improper burning will occur as a result of drafts.
WARNING: Do not allow fans to blow directly into the fireplace.
Avoid any drafts that alter burner flame patterns.
WARNING: Do not use a blower insert, heat exchanger insert
or other accessory not approved for use with this heater.
Periodic examination and cleaning of the venting system of
the solid-fuel burning fireplace, including frequency of such
examination and cleaning, by a qualified agency.
The installation must conform with local codes or, in the
absence of local codes, with the National Fuel Gas Code,
ANSI Z223.1/NFPA54.
WARNING
When used without adequate combustion and ventilation air,
heater may give off CARBON MONOXIDE, an odorless, poisonous
gas.
Do not install heater until all necessary provisions are
made for combustion and ventilation air. Consult the
written instructions provided with the heater for information
concerning combustion and ventilation air. In the absence of
instructions, refer to the National Fuel Gas Code, ANSI Z223.1/
NFPA 54, Air for Combustion and Ventilation, or applicable
local codes.
This heater is equipped with a PILOT LIGHT SAFETY SYSTEM
designed to turn off the heater if not enough fresh air is
available.
DO NOT TAMPER WITH PILOT LIGHT SAFETY SYSTEM!
If heater shuts off, do not relight until you provide fresh air.
If heater keeps shutting off, have it serviced. Keep burner and
control compartment clean.
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NOTE: Installation and repair should be done by a qualified
service person. The appliance should be inspected before
use and at least annually by a qualified service 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 appliance be kept clean.
Any safety screen or guard removed for servicing an appliance must be replaced prior to operating the appliance.
Provide adequate combustion and ventilation air.
The flow of combustion and ventilation air MUST NOT be
obstructed.
Provide adequate clearances around air openings into the
combustion chamber and adequate accessibility clearance
for servicing and proper operation. NEVER obstruct the front
opening of the appliance.
An unvented room heater intended for installation in a
solid-fuel burning fireplace shall comply with the following
instructions.
A fireplace screen must be in place when the appliance is
operating and, unless other provisions for combustion air are
provided, the screen shall have an opening(s) for introduction
of combustion air.
Solid-fuels shall not be burned in a masonry or UL 127
factory-built fireplace in which an unvented room heater is
installed.
Any glass doors shall be fully opened when the appliance
is in operation.
Any outside air ducts and/or ash dumps in the fireplace shall
be permanently closed at time of appliance installation.
WARNING: Failure to keep the primary air opening(s) of
the burner(s) clean may result in sooting and property
damage.
WARNING: Before installing in a solid-fuel burning fireplace,
the chimney flue and firebox must be cleaned of soot,
creosote, ashes and loose paint by a qualified chimney
cleaner.
CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING MAY LEAD TO DEATH.
Early signs of carbon monoxide poisoning resemble the flu, with
headache, dizziness and/or nausea. If you have these signs,
heater may not be working properly. Get fresh air at once! Have
heater serviced.
Some people – pregnant women, persons with heart or lung
disease, anemia, those under the influence of alcohol, those
at high altitudes – are more affected by carbon monoxide than
others.
The pilot light safety system senses the depletion of oxygen at
its location. If this heater is installed in a structure having a high
vertical dimension, the possibility exists that the oxygen supply
at the higher levels will be less than that at the heater. In this type
of application, a fan to circulate the structure air will minimize
this effect. The use of this fan will also improve the comfort level
in the structure. When a fan is used to circulate air, it should be
located so that the air flow is not directed at the burner.
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SAFETY INFORMATION FOR USERS OF LP-GAS
Propane (LP-Gas) is a flammable gas which can cause fires
and explosions. In its natural state, propane is odorless and
colorless. You may not know all the following safety precautions
which can protect both you and your family from an accident.
Read them carefully now, then review them point by point
with the members of your household. Someday when there
may not be a minute to lose, everyone's safety will depend
on knowing exactly what to do. If, after reading the following
information, you feel you still need more information, please
contact your gas supplier.
LP-GAS WARNING ODOR
If a gas leak happens, you should be able to smell the gas because of the odorant put in the LP-Gas.
That's your signal to go into immediate action!
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Do not operate electric switches, light matches, use your
phone. Do not do anything that could ignite the gas.
Get everyone out of the building, vehicle, trailer, or area. Do
that IMMEDIATELY.
Close all gas tank or cylinder supply valves.
LP-Gas is heavier than air and may settle in low areas such
as basements. When you have reason to suspect a gas leak,
keep out of basements and other low areas. Stay out until
firefighters declare them to be safe.
Use your neighbor's phone and call a trained LP-Gas service
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person and the fire department. Even though you may not
continue to smell gas, do not turn on the gas again. Do not
re-enter the building, vehicle, trailer, or area.
Finally, let the service man and firefighters check for escaped
gas. Have them air out the area before you return. Properly
trained LP-Gas service people should repair the leak, then
check and relight the gas appliance for you.
no odor detected - odor fade
Some people cannot smell well. Some people cannot smell the
odor of the chemical put into the gas. You must find out if you
can smell the odorant in propane. Smoking can decrease your
ability to smell. Being around an odor for a time can affect your
sensitivity or ability to detect that odor. Sometimes other odors in
the area mask the gas odor. People may not smell the gas odor
or their minds are on something else. Thinking about smelling a
gas odor can make it easier to smell.
The odorant in LP-gas is colorless, and it can fade under some
circumstances. For example, if there is an underground leak, the
movement of the gas through soil can filter the odorant. Odorants
in LP-Gas also are subject to oxidation. This fading can occur if
there is rust inside the storage tank or in iron gas pipes.
The odorant in escaped gas can adsorb or absorb onto or into walls,
masonry and other materials and fabrics in a room. That will take
some of the odorant out of the gas, reducing its odor intensity.
LP-Gas may stratify in a closed area, and the odor intensity could
vary at different levels. Since it is heavier than air, there may be
more odor at lower levels. Always be sensitive to the slightest gas
odor. If you detect any odor, treat it as a serious leak. Immediately
go into action as instructed earlier.
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Learn to recognize the odor of LP-gas. Your local LP-Gas
Dealer can give you a "Scratch and Sniff" pamphlet. Use it to
find out what the propane odor smells like. If you suspect that
your LP-Gas has a weak or abnormal odor, call your LP-Gas
Dealer.
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If you are not qualified, do not light pilot lights, perform service,
or make adjustments to appliances on the LP-Gas system. If
you are qualified, consciously think about the odor of LP-Gas
prior to and while lighting pilot lights or performing service or
making adjustments.
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Sometimes a basement or a closed-up house has a musty
smell that can cover up the LP-Gas odor. Do not try to light
pilot lights, perform service, or make adjustments in an area
where the conditions are such that you may not detect the
odor if there has been a leak of LP-Gas.
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Odor fade, due to oxidation by rust or adsorption on walls of
new cylinders and tanks, is possible. Therefore, people should
be particularly alert and careful when new tanks or cylinders
are placed in service. Odor fade can occur in new tanks, or
reinstalled old tanks, if they are filled and allowed to set too
long before refilling. Cylinders and tanks which have been
out of service for a time may develop internal rust which will
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cause odor fade. If such conditions are suspected to exist,
a periodic sniff test of the gas is advisable. If you have any
question about the gas odor, call your lp-gas dealer. A
periodic sniff test of the lp-gas is a good safety measure
under any condition.
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If, at any time, you do not smell the LP-Gas odorant and you
think you should, assume you have a leak. Then take the same
immediate action recommended above for the occasion when
you do detect the odorized LP-Gas.
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If you experience a complete "gas out," (the container is under no vapor pressure), turn the tank valve off immediately.
If the container valve is left on, the container may draw in
some air through openings such as pilot light orifices. If this
occurs, some new internal rusting could occur. If the valve is
left open, then treat the container as a new tank. Always be
sure your container is under vapor pressure by turning it off
at the container before it goes completely empty or having it
refilled before it is completely empty.
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INTRODUCTION
IMPORTANT: Read all instructions carefully before starting
installation. Failure to follow these installation instructions may
result in a possible fire hazard and will void the warranty.
Save this manual for future reference.
Please read this manual before installing and using the
appliance.
Instructions to Installer
1. Installer must leave instruction manual with owner after
installation.
2. Installer must have owner fill out and mail warranty card supplied
with unvented room heater/vented decorative appliance.
3. Installer should show owner how to start and operate unvented
room heater/vented decorative appliance.
Always consult your local Building Department regarding regulations,
codes or ordinances which apply to the installation of an unvented
room heater/vented decorative appliance.
This appliance may be installed in an aftermarket* manufactured
(mobile) home, where not prohibited by state or local codes.
*Aftermarket: Completion of sale, not for purpose of resale, from
the manufacturer.
This appliance is only for use with the type of gas indicated on the
rating plate. This appliance is not convertible for use with other
gases.
Solid-fuels shall not be burned in a fireplace where a vented decorative
appliance is installed.
A vented decorative appliance must be installed only in a solidfuel burning fireplace with a working flue and constructed of noncombustible material.
Any alteration of the original design, installed other than as
shown in these instructions or use with a type of gas not
shown on the rating plate is the responsibility of the person
and company making the change.
Important
All correspondence should refer to complete Model Number, Serial
Number and type of gas.
Notice: During initial firing of this unit, its paint will bake out, and
smoke will occur. To prevent triggering of smoke alarms, ventilate
the room in which the unit is installed.
Warning: This appliance is for installation only in a solid-fuel
burning masonry or UL 127 factory-built fireplace or in a listed
ventless firebox enclosure. It has been design certified for
these installations. Exception: DO NOT install this appliance
in a factory-built fireplace that includes instructions stating
it has not been tested or should not be used with unvented
gas logs.
WARNING: Any modification to this unvented gas heater or
its controls can be dangerous. Improper installation or use
of the heater can cause serious injury or death from fire,
burns, explosion or carbon monoxide poisoning.
Well Head Gas Installations
Some natural gas utilities use "well head" gas. This may affect the
Btu output of the unit. Contact the gas company for the heating value.
Contact the manufacturer or your gas company before changing
spud/orifice size.
OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES
Accessory Description
Color
ELH-1
Fireplace Hood for Vent-Free Logs
Black
ELH-2
Fireplace Hood for Vent-Free Logs
Brass
OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES for VFRL ONLY
FRBC
Battery Operated Remote Control
FRBTC
Battery Operated Remote Control with
Thermostat
FRBTP
Battery Operated Programmable Remote Control
FREC
Electric Remote Control
FWS-1
Wall Switch
TRW
Remote Wall Thermostat (Wireless)
TMV
Wall Thermostat, Millivolt - Reed Switch
Note:
Thermostats are for Vent-Free Applications only.
Optional Decorative Accessories
Part
Number
Description
Model Used On
Part
Number
Description
Model Used On
DG18BUC
Decorative Glass - Blue Clear
VF(R,I)L(18,1810)
DT18PB
Decorative Top Cover - Polished Black
VF(R,I)L(18,1810)
DG18BKP
Decorative Glass - Black Polished
VF(R,I)L(18,1810)
DT18SS
Decorative Top Cover - Brushed Stainless
VF(R,I)L(18,1810)
DG18CLF
Decorative Glass - Clear Frosted
VF(R,I)L(18,1810)
DT24PB
Decorative Top Cover - Polished Black
VF(R,I)L24
DG24BUC
Decorative Glass - Blue Clear
VF(R,I)L24
DT24SS
Decorative Top Cover - Brushed Stainless
VF(R,I)L24
DG24BKP
Decorative Glass - Black Polished
VF(R,I)L24
DT30PB
Decorative Top Cover - Polished Black
VF(R,I)L30
DT30SS
Decorative Top Cover - Brushed Stainless
VF(R,I)L30
DG24CLF
Decorative Glass - Clear Frosted
VF(R,I)L24
DG30BUC
Decorative Glass - Blue Clear
VF(R,I)L30
DG30BKP
Decorative Glass - Black Polished
VF(R,I)L30
DG30CLF
Decorative Glass - Clear Frosted
VF(R,I)L30
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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
Model
Gas
VFRL(18,24,30)
Propane
Natural
VFRL1810
Propane
Natural
VFIL18
Propane
Natural
VFIL(24,30)
Natural
Propane
Valve Type
Regulator Pressure
Setting
Gas Inlet Pressure
Max
Gas Inlet Pressure
Minimum
3.5" W.C.
10.5" W.C.
4.5" W.C.
10.0" W.C.
13.0" W.C.
11.0" W.C.
3.5" W.C.
10.5" W.C.
45.0" W.C.
10.0" W.C.
13.0" W.C.
11.0" W.C.
4.0" W.C.
10.5" W.C.
4.5" W.C.
10.0" W.C.
13.0" W.C.
11.0" W.C.
3.5" W.C.
10.5" W.C.
4.5" W.C.
10.0 W.C.
13.0" W.C.
11.0" W.C.
Millivolt
Millivolt
Intermittent Pilot
Intermittent Pilot
Model
BTU/hr.
Maximum Rate
BTU/hr.
Medium Rate
BTU/hr.
Minimum Rate
Air Shutter Opening
VFRL1810N
10,000
N/A
N/A
Closed
VFRL1810P
10,000
N/A
N/A
1/8" Dia. Pin
VF(RL,IL)18N
26,000
N/A
19,000
Closed
VF(RL,IL)18P
26,000
N/A
20,500
1/8"
VF(RL,IL)24N
36,000
N/A
24,000
Closed
VF(RL,IL)24P
36,000
N/A
27,000
1/8"
VF(RL,IL)30N
40,000
N/A
28,000
Closed
VF(RL,IL)30P
40,000
N/A
30,000
1/8"
Note:
Thermostats are for Vent-Free Applications only.
WATER VAPOR: A BY-PRODUCT OF UNVENTED ROOM HEATERS
Water vapor is a by-product of gas combustion. An unvented room
heater produces approximately one (1) ounce (30ml) of water for
every 1,000 BTU's (.3KW's) of gas input per hour.
Unvented room heaters must be used as supplemental heat (a
room) rather than a primary heat source (an entire house). In most
supplemental heat applications, the water vapor does not create a
problem. In most applications, the water vapor enhances the low
humidity atmosphere experienced during cold weather.
1. Be sure the heater is sized properly for the application, including
ample combustion air and circulation air.
2. If high humidity is experienced, a dehumidifier may be used to
help lower the water vapor content of the air.
3. Do not use an unvented room heater as the primary heat source
(an entire house).
The following steps will help insure that water vapor does not
become a problem.
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GENERAL INFORMATION
This is an unvented gas-fired heater. It uses air (oxygen)
from the room in which it is installed. Provisions for adequate
combustion and ventilation air must be provided.
Keep room area clear and free from combustible materials,
gasoline and other flammable vapors and liquids.
Unvented gas heaters are a supplemental zone heater. They
are not intended to be a primary heating appliance. Water
vapor produced by an unvented heater can create moisture
problems in a home when operated for extended periods
of time.
During manufacturing, fabricating and shipping, various
components of this appliance are treated with certain oils,
films or bonding agents. These chemicals are not harmful but
may produce annoying smoke and smells as they are burned
off during the initial operation of the appliance; possibly
causing headaches or eye or lung irritation. This is a normal
and temporary occurrence.
The initial break-in operation should last 2-3 hours with the
burner at the highest setting. Provide maximum ventilation
by opening windows or doors to allow odors to dissipate. Any
odors remaining after this initial break-in period will be slight
and will disappear with continued use.
This appliance must not be used with glass doors in the
closed position. This can lead to pilot outages and severe
sooting outside the fireplace.
Do not use this room heater if any part has been under water.
Immediately call a qualified service technician to inspect the
room heater and replace any part of the control system and
any gas control which has been under water.
Warning: This appliance is equipped for (natural or
propane) gas. Field conversion is not permitted.
Before you get started
Carefully inspect the contents for shipping damage. If any
parts are missing or damaged, immediately inform the dealer
from whom you purchased the appliance. Do not attempt to
install any part of the appliance unless you have all parts in
good condition.
Qualified Installing Agency
Installation and replacement of gas piping, gas utilization
equipment or accessories and repair and servicing of equipment shall be performed only by a qualified agency. The term
"qualified agency" means any individual, firm, corporation,
or company that either in person or through a representative is engaged in and is responsible for (a) the installation,
testing, or replacement of gas piping or (b) the connection,
installation, testing, repair, or servicing of equipment; that is
experienced in such work; that is familiar with all precautions
required, and that has complied with all the requirements of
the authority having jurisdiction.
State of Massachusetts: The installation must be made
by a licensed plumber or gas fitter in the Commonwealth
of Massachusetts.
Sellers of unvented propane or natural gas-fired
supplemental room heaters shall provide to each purchaser
a copy of 527 CMR-30 upon sale of the unit.
In the State of Massachusetts, unvented propane and
natural gas-fired space heaters shall be prohibited in
bedrooms and bathrooms.
The installation must conform with local codes or, in the
absence of local codes, with the National Fuel Gas Code,
ANSI Z223.1.*
*Available from the American National Standards Institute, Inc. 11 West
42nd St., New York, N.Y. 10018.
High Altitude
When installing this unit at an elevation above 2,000 feet (in
the United States), it may be necessary to decrease the input
rating by changing the existing burner orifice to a smaller size.
Generally, input should be reduced 4 percent for each 1,000
feet above sea level. However, if the heating value of the gas
has been reduced, this general rule may not apply. Check
with local gas utility for proper orifice size identification.
Make sure you have received all parts:
Check your packing list to verify that all listed parts have been
received. You should have the following:
• Gas burner assembly.
• Two (2) masonry anchoring screws, two (2) 10 x 1/2" black
sheet metal anchoring screws and damper clamp.
The millivolt controlled heater may be operated with optional
devices for REMOTE/OFF/ON functions.
a. Wall switch or thermostat with wire.
b. Hand held remote control with ON/OFF switch or
thermostat.
Note: The VFIL series intermittent pilot heaters include a
thermostatic remote control transmitter and receiver.
Handle the gas burner assembly by the sides only. Do
not pick the unit up by the burner.
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REQUIREMENTS FOR CANADA
This unit cannot be installed in a UNVENTED application,
this unit can only be installed as a VENTED application
with these requirements.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
This unit complies with ANSI Z21.60and CGA 2.26 Decorative Gas Appliances For Installation In Solid Fuel Burning
Fireplaces. Do not burn wood or solid fuels in a fireplace
where a decorative gas appliance is installed. This appliance is for installation only in a solid fuel burning fireplace,
masonry fireplace or manufactured fireplace.
Warning: Any modification to this gas appliance or to controls can be dangerous. Improper installation or use of the
gas appliance can cause serious injury or death from fire,
burns, explosion or carbon monoxide poisoning.
1. Please follow all local codes regarding installation,
combustion and ventilation air or in the absence of
local codes follow the National Fuel Gas Code ANSI
Z223.1(U.S. installation), or CAN/CGA-B149, Installation Code (Canada installation).
2. Proper installation and burner location is important to
achieve optimum look and performance of your gas appliance. The optional accessories have been designed
for easy location and placement on the burner base.
3. Do not operate this appliance with glass doors in the
closed position. A fireplace screen must be in place
when the appliance is burning. Adequate combustion
air must be provided for proper venting. All flames
should go up and out the top of the firebox into the flue
vent. If any flames float or curl forward into the room do
not operate appliance. Check for an open flue and adequate combustion air into the room. A damper clamp
must be installed on the firebox damper to maintain an
open flue vent condition. Refer to page 14 INSTALLING DAMPER CLAMP
4. Young children must be carefully supervised when they
are in the same room as the gas appliance while in operation. Do not place stockings, clothing or any flammable material above or near the fireplace.
5. Do not substitute or use materials other than those
specified for use with the appliance.
6. Also refer to IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION on
page 5 of this manual.
WARNING; DO NOT OPERATE THIS GAS APPLIANCE
WITH GLASS DOORS CLOSED
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Clothing or other flammable material should not be
placed on or near the appliance.
Do not place trash or other articles on the appliance
during operation.
During manufacturing, fabricating and shipping, various
components of this appliance are treated with certain
oils, films or bonding agents. These bonding agents
are not harmful but may produce annoying smoke and
smells as they are burned off during initial operation of
the appliance. This is a normal temporary occurrence.
A window should be opened during the initial bake out
period.
Keep burner and control compartment clean.
WARNING: Before installing in a solid fuel burning fireplace, the chimney flue and firebox must be cleaned
of soot, creosote, ashes and loose paint by a qualified
chimney cleaner.
Installation and repair should be done by a qualified
service person. The appliance should be inspected
before use and at least annually by a qualified service
person. More frequent cleaning may be required due to
excessive lint from carpeting, bedding materials, etc. It
is imperative that control compartments, burners and
circulating air passageways of the appliance be kept
clean.
Do not put anything around the fireplace that will obstruct the flow of ventilation air.
Do keep the appliance area clear and free from combustible material, gasoline and other flammable vapors
and liquids.
A yearly examination and cleaning of the venting system
of the solid-fuel burning fireplace must be performed by
a qualified agency.
Do make a periodic visual check of pilot and burners.
Clean and replace damaged parts.
Do not use this appliance if any part has been under
water. Immediately call a qualified service technician
to inspect the appliance and to replace any part of the
control system and any gas control which has been under water.
Never burn solid fuels in fireplace where a gas appliance is installed.
This unit complies with ANSI Z21.60 Decorative Vented
Appliances for Solid Fuel Burning Fireplaces. State or
local codes may only allow operation of this appliance
in a vented configuration. Check your state or local
codes.
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PROVISIONS FOR ADEQUATE COMBUSTION & VENTILATION AIR
This heater shall not be installed in a confined space unless provisions are provided for adequate combustion and ventilation air.
A confined space is an area with volume less than 50 cubic feet per
1,000 Btuh of the combined input rates of all appliances drawing
combustion air from that space. Small areas such as equipment
rooms are confined spaces. Furnaces installed in a confined space
which supply heated air to areas outside the space must draw return
air from outside the space through tightly sealed return air ducts. A
confined space must have 2 openings into the space for combustion air. One opening must be within 12 inches of the ceiling and
the other must be within 12 inches of the floor. The required sizing
of these openings is determined by whether inside or outside air is
used to support combustion, the method by which the air is brought
to the space (vertical or horizontal duct) and by the total input rate
of all appliances in the space.
Unusually Tight Construction
The air that leaks around doors and windows may provide enough
fresh air for combustion and ventilation. However, in buildings of
unusually tight construction, you must provide additional fresh air.
Unusually tight construction is defined as construction
where:
a. Walls and ceilings exposed to the outside atmosphere have
a continuous water vapor retarder with a rating of one perm
or less with openings gasketed or sealed, and
b. Weather-stripping has been added on openable windows
and doors, and
c. Caulking or sealants are applied to areas such as joints
around window and door frames, between sole plates and
floors, between wall-ceiling joints, between wall panels, at
penetrations for plumbing, electrical, and gas lines, and at
other openings.
If your home meets all of the three criteria above, you must
provide additional fresh air.
Warning: If the area in which the heater may be operated is smaller
than that defined as an unconfined space or if the building is of
unusually tight construction, provide adequate combustion and
ventilation air by one of the methods described in the National Fuel
Gas Code, ANSI Z223.1/NFPA 54, Air for Combustion and Ventilation, or applicable local codes.
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Example of Large Room with 1/2 Wall divider.
Figure 1
The following formula can be used to determine the maximum heater
rating per the definition of unconfined space:
Btu/Hr =
(L1 + L2)FT x (W)FT x (H)FT
x 1000
50
If the area in which the heater may be operated is smaller than that
defined as an unconfined space, provide adequate combustion and
ventilation air by one of the methods described in the National Fuel
Gas Code, ANSI Z223.1/NFPA54.
Adhere to all codes, or in their absence, the latest edition of THE
NATIONAL FUEL GAS CODE ANSI Z223.1/NFPA54 which can be
obtained from:
American National Standards Institute
11 West 42nd St.
New York, NY 10018
OR
National Fire Protection Association, Inc.
Batterymarch Park
Quincy, MA 02269
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CLEARANCES
Minimum Dimensions For Solid Fuel Burning Fireplaces
UL127 Factory Built Fireplaces (Figure 2)
Model
A
B
C
D
VF(R,I)L1810
21"
13"
28"
17"
VF(R,I)L18
21"
13"
28"
17"
VF(R,I)L24
27"
13"
34"
18"
VF(R,I)L30
33"
13"
40"
20"
The dimensions shown and defined in the fireplace
manufacturer’s instructions are minimum clearances to
maintain in installing this gas appliance. Left and right
clearances are determined when facing the front of the
appliance.
Glass Doors
Make sure that glass doors are open during all operations
of the Loft Burner. The opening of the glass door frame
should be the dimension used for the minimum front
opening of the firebox.
and 30" gas appliances) from the fireplace opening.
Mantel Clearances Without Hood (Figure 4)
You must have non-combustible materials above the fireplace
or firebox opening. Non-combustible material must extend at
least 12" above fireplace or firebox opening. With sheet metal,
you must have non-combustible material behind it.
Heat resistant materials such as slate and marble must be
at least 1/2" thick. Sheet metal should not be installed
onto combustible material.
10” and less Mantel
HEAT RESISTANT
MATERIAL
12” WITHOUT
HOOD
28”
12”
Follow these instructions to ensure safe installation.
Failure to follow instructions exactly can create a fire
hazard.
LOFT BURNER IN
FIREPLACE OR
FIREBOX
Figure 4
Figure 2
Sidewall & Ceiling Clearances (Figure 3)
41”
If your installation does not meet the above clearances, you
must proceed to one of the following steps:
• Use a hood.
• Operate the heater with flue damper open. See page 14
for Installing as a Vented Appliance.
• Raise the mantel to the proper height.
• Remove the mantel.
Non-Combustible
Material Distance
Requirements for Safe Installation
12" or more
Non-combustible material
Less than 12"
Non-combustible material must be
extended to at least 8" with the installation of the optional fireplace hood. If you
cannot extend non-combustible material
at least 8", you must operate heater with
flue damper open.
6”
Figure 3
The sides of the fireplace opening must be 6" from any combustible wall. The ceiling must be at least 41" (for 18", 24"
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CLEARANCES (continued)
Mantel Clearances with Hood (Figure 5)
You must have non-combustible materials above the fireplace
opening. Non-combustible material must extend at least 8"
above fireplace opening. With sheet metal, you must have
non-combustible material behind it.
Heat resistant materials such as slate and marble must be
at least 1/2" thick. Sheet metal should not be installed onto
combustible material.
Example: A mantel may project from the wall a maximum of 2"
at a minimum of 13 1/2" above the opening, and a maximum
of 6" at a minimum of 15" above the opening.
If your installation does not meet the above minimum clearances, you must proceed to one of the following steps:
• Operate the heater with the flue damper open. See page
14 for Installing as a Vented Appliance.
• Raise the mantel to the proper height.
• Remove the mantel.
Floor Clearance (Figure 6)
If installing heater at floor level, the minimum distance to
combustibles is “0” inches.
LOFT BURNER
IN FIREPLACE OR
FIREBOX
8” Mantel
6” Mantel
4” Mantel
COMBUSTIBLE
MATERIAL
2” Mantel
HEAT RESISTANT
MATERIAL
8” WITH HOOD
16.0”
14.25”
13.5”
Figure 6
15.0”
HOOD
LOFT BURNER IN
FIREPLACE OR
FIREBOX
Figure 5
COMBUSTIBLE MATERIAL
Do not attach combustible material to the mantel of your
fireplace. This is a fire hazard.
No greeting card, stockings or ornamentation of any type
should be placed on or attached to the fireplace. This is a heating appliance. The flow of heat can ignite combustibles.
Figure 7
Figure 8
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FIREPLACE PREPARATION
•
•
Turn off gas supply to fireplace or firebox.
Have the fireplace floor and chimney professionally cleaned to
remove ashes, soot, creosote or other obstructions.
Have this cleaning performed annually after installation.
• Seal any fresh air vents or ash clean-out doors located on floor
or wall of fireplace. If not, drafting may cause pilot outage or
sooting. Use a heat-resistant sealant. Do not seal chimney flue
damper.
Install and operate the appliance as directed in this manual.
For masonry built fireplaces
free opening area of chimnEy damper for venting
combustion products from decorative appliances
for installation in solid fuel burning fireplaces
Appliance Input Rate (BTU/hr)
20
Chimney
Height* (ft)
For factory built fireplaces
Free opening area of chimney damper for venting
combustion products from decorative appliances
for installation in solid fuel burning fireplaces
Appliance Input Rate (BTU/hr)
20
Chimney
Height* (ft)
30
40
Minimum Opening** (sq. in.)
10
11.3
16.6
22.1
15
8.6
12.6
17.3
20
7.5
10.8
14.5
25
6.6
9.6
12.6
30
6.2
9.1
11.3
35
5.7
8.0
10.8
40
5.3
7.5
10.2
30
40
Minimum Opening** (sq. in.)
6
17.6
25.7
33.8
8
16.5
23.7
31.2
10
15.1
21.7
28.7
15
14.1
19.9
26.1
20
12.9
18.5
23.7
30
12.2
16.9
21.6
*
Height is from hearth to top of chimney and the minimum height
is 6 feet.
** Chart shows minimum opening (sq. in.) for given height and
input rate.
* Height is from hearth to top of chimney and the minimum
height is 10 feet.
** Chart shows minimum opening (sq. in.) for given height and
input rate.
INSTALLING AS A VENTED APPLIANCE
Notice (Damper Clamp Installation)
When installing your gas appliance as a vented installation
the damper clamp must be used.
When installing your gas appliance as a vent-free installation
the damper clamp can be used to eliminate the potential for
odors when burning the logs for the first time.
Installing Damper Clamp (Figure 9)
Remove all ashes or other debris from the fireplace. If the
fireplace is equipped with an ash dump be sure to seal the
door with furnace cement or high temperature silicone. Be
sure to check the damper for proper operation and verify that
the flue passageway is open.
Place the clamp over the lip of the damper and tighten the
hold down bolt until the clamp is securely attached to the
damper. This will prevent the damper from accidentally
closing.
DAMPER CLAMP
DAMPER
TYPICAL FIREPLACE
The gas appliance may be installed as a vented decorative
gas appliance in compliance with ANSI Z21.60 and National
Fuel Gas Code. When the gas appliance is operated with
the damper open, non-combustible material and minimum
mantel requirements do not apply.
Figure 9
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BEFORE FULLY INSTALLING THE APPLIANCE
•
•
Turn off the gas supply to the fireplace or firebox.
Seal any fresh air vents and/or ash clean-out doors
located on the floor or wall of the fireplace. If left unsealed, drafting may cause pilot outage or sooting. Use
a heat resistant sealant. Do not seal the chimney flue
damper.
Before installing in a solid fuel burning fireplace, the chimney
flue and firebox must be cleaned of soot, creosote, ashes
and loose paint by a qualified chimney cleaner.
You must secure the gas appliance to the fireplace
floor. If not, the entire unit may move when you adjust
the controls. Movement of unit may cause shifting
of the optional decorative glass. Burner movement
could cause a gas leak.
BOTTOM BASE ASSEMBLY
(VIEW OF UNDERSIDE)
Special care is required if you are installing the unit
into a sunken fireplace. You must raise the fireplace
floor to allow access to gas controls. This will insure
adequate air flow and guard against sooting. Raise
the fireplace floor using noncombustible materials.
BOTTOM BASE ASSEMBLY
(TOP VIEW)
TWIST TABS SLIGHTY WITH PLIERS
TO LOCK SUPPORTS TO BASE.
Figure 10
BEND LEGS
TO MATCH
ANGLES
BEND UP HERE
BEND UP HERE
Installation of Burner Support Legs
Four (4) Burner Support Legs are included with the Loft
Burner. Installation is optional if you have a VFRL (millivolt
series burner.
• If a Remote Control option is to be used with the
VFRL (millivolt) series burner without the Support
Legs installed, the remote receiver box must be
installed outside of the firebox away from excessive
heat. However, the remote receiver may be placed
under the elevated Loft Burner by installing the (4)
Burner Support Legs. See Figure 10.
If the Support Legs are to be installed, simply bend each
of the (4) legs into a "U" shape to match the drawing in
Figure 11. Next, install the legs into the bottom base. Line
up the three tabs on each leg with the slots provided,
using pliers twist each of the tabs slightly in order to
secure the legs to the bottom base.
• Installation of the Burner Support Legs is necessary
on the VFIL (remote ignition) series burners. These
models include a remote receiver box that must be
placed under the bottom base of the Loft Burner
assembly to shield the receiver batteries from
excessive heat. See Figure 17.
To install the Support Legs, simply bend each of the (4)
legs into a "U" shape to match the drawing in Figure 11.
Next, install the legs into the bottom base. Line up the
three tabs on each leg with the slots provided, using
pliers, twist each of the tabs slightly to secure the legs
to the bottom base. See Figure 10.
Figure 11
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BEFORE FULLY INSTALLING THE APPLIANCE
Set Up Procedure: (Figures 12a and 12b)
1. Remove top cover assembly as illustrated by Figure 15.
Remove three (3) #8 x 1/2" Phillips Head screws from
the front edge, then gently lift upward on the top cover
assembly to pivot. Shift the top cover to the right and
rearward to disengage the locking tabs at rear flange.
2. Set top cover assembly to the side until all gas connections, wiring, base securement and leakage tests are
conducted.
3. Center the gas appliance base in the fireplace or firebox.
Make certain the front edge of the burner sits inside the
front edge of the fireplace or firebox opening.
4. Anchor holes are provided in the bottom base (or optional
support legs) of the burner housing. After centering the
burner base correctly, mark the hole positions on the
fireplace/firebox floor. Drill two (2) 5/32" diameter holes
approximately 1-1/2" deep for masonry screws or 1/8"
hole for sheet metal screws.
5. Anchor the base assembly to the fireplace/firebox floor
using the screws provided. Refer to Figure 12a or 12b.
ANCHOR SCREW
LOCATIONS
VFRL Series without support legs installed
Figure 12a
6. Reinstall top cover to base with three (3) #8 x 1/2"
screws.
Proper installation of the base is essential to prevent
any movement of the burner and controls during operation.
ANCHOR SCREW
LOCATIONS
VFIL Series with support legs installed
Figure 12b
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GAS SUPPLY
Check all local codes for requirements, especially for the size
and type of gas supply line required.
Recommended Gas Pipe Diameter
Pipe Length
Schedule 40 Pipe
Inside Diameter
Tubing, Type L
Outside Diameter
Nat.
L.P.
Nat.
L.P.
0-10 feet
0-3 meters
1/2”
12.7mm
3/8”
9.5mm
1/2”
12.7mm
3/8”
9.5mm
10-40 feet
4-12 meters
1/2”
12.7mm
1/2”
12.7mm
5/8”
15.9mm
1/2”
12.7mm
40-100 feet
13-30 meters
1/2”
12.7mm
1/2”
12.7mm
3/4”
19mm
1/2”
12.7mm
100-150 feet
31-46 meters
3/4”
19mm
1/2”
12.7mm
7/8”
22.2mm
3/4”
19mm
Note: Never use plastic pipe. Check to confirm whether your
local codes allow copper tubing or galvanized.
Note: Since some municipalities have additional local codes,
it is always best to consult your local authority and installation
code.
Note: The gas line may be routed from either side of the
firebox and connected to the gas inlet on the gas valve.
Installing a New Main Gas Cock
Each appliance should have its own manual gas cock.
A manual main gas cock should be located in the vicinity
of the unit. Where none exists, or where its size or location
is not adequate, contact your local authorized installer for
installation or relocation.
Compounds used on threaded joints of gas piping shall be
resistant to the action of liquefied petroleum gases. The gas
lines must be checked for leaks by the installer. This should
be done with a soap solution watching for bubbles on all
exposed connections, and if unexposed, a pressure test
should be made.
Never use an exposed flame to check for leaks. Appliance must be disconnected from piping at inlet of control
valve and pipe capped or plugged for pressure test.
Never pressure test with appliance connected; control
valve will sustain damage!
A gas valve and ground joint union should be installed in the
gas line upstream of the gas control to aid in servicing. It is
required by the National Fuel Gas Code that a drip line be
installed near the gas inlet. This should consist of a vertical
length of pipe tee connected into the gas line that is capped
on the bottom in which condensation and foreign particles
may collect.
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Figure 13
The use of the following gas connectors is recommended:
— ANS Z21.24 Appliance Connectors of Corrugated Metal
Tubing and Fittings
— ANS Z21.45 Assembled Flexible Appliance Connectors
of Other Than All-Metal Construction
The above connectors may be used if acceptable by the
authority having jurisdiction. The state of Massachusetts
requires that a flexible appliance connector cannot exceed
three feet in length.
Pressure Testing of the Gas Supply System
1. To check the inlet pressure to the gas valve, a 1/8"
(3.175mm) N.P.T. plugged tapping, accessible for test
gauge connection, must be placed immediately upstream
of the gas supply connection to the appliance.
2. The appliance and its individual shutoff valve must be
disconnected from the gas supply piping system during
any pressure testing of that system at test pressures in
excess of 1/2 psig (3.5 kPa).
3. The appliance must be isolated from the gas supply
piping system by closing its individual manual shutoff
valve during any pressure testing of the gas supply piping
system at test pressures equal to or less than 1/2 psig
(3.5 kPa).
Caution: If the gas pressure exceeds the maximum limits
listed on page 8 of this manual or on the installed gas valve,
it will result in a hazardous condition.
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OPERATION INSTRUCTIONS/FLAME APPEARANCE
Flames from the pilot (near the center of the burner) as well
as the main flame should be visually checked as the burner
assembly is installed and initially operated.
In normal operation at full rate, the flame appearance should
be random yellow flames above the burner.
TOP COVER ASSEMBLY
IGHT
SHIFT R
NOTE: all flames will be random by design, flame height will
go up and down.
Avoid any drafts that alter burner flame patterns. Do not
allow fans to blow directly into fireplace. Do not place a
blower inside the burner area of the firebox. Ceiling fans will
create drafts that alter flame patterns. Sooting and improper
burning will result.
During manufacturing, fabricating, and shipping, various
components of this appliance are treated with certain oils,
films or bonding agents. These chemicals are not harmful,
but may produce annoying smoke and smells as they are
burned off during the initial operation of the appliance,
possibly causing headaches or eye or lung irritation. This is
a normal and temporary occurrence.
SCREW (3)
Figure 15
To remove the top cover, rotate the cover upward, shift 3/8"
to the right, then rearward to release the locking tabs at the
back of the burner base.
The initial break-in operation should last 2-3 hours with the
burner at the highest setting. Provide maximum ventilation
by opening windows or doors to allow odors to dissipate. Any
odors remaining after this initial break-in will be slight and
will disappear with continued use.
TOP COVER
ASSEMBLY
ROTATE TOP UPWARD
BURNER TUBE
PILOT ASSEMBLY
PIEZO IGNITOR
ON/OFF/PILOT
CONTROL KNOB
SWITCH,
REMOTE OFF/ON
GAS LINE CONNECTION (3/8 NPT)
NOTE: FLEXLINE, SHUTOFF
VALVE AND OTHER CONNECTORS
TO BE SUPPLIED BY INSTALLER.
NOTE: TOP COVER ASSEMBLY ROTATED
UP FOR ACCESSIBILITY
Figure 14
To remove top cover to gain access to gas valve for hookup
of gas line and burner securement, remove three (3) #8 x
1/2" screws at the lower front of the burner assembly, then
rotate the top cover upward.
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WIRING - VFRL MODELS
On a circulating vent-free firebox, it may be possible to install the
remote control receiver behind the bottom operable louver.
Thermostats are not approved on vented decorative
appliances.
Refer to remote control installation and operating instructions for
more details on remote control.
Label all wires prior to disconnection when servicing controls. Wiring
errors can cause improper and dangerous operation. Verify proper
operation after servicing.
750 Millivolt System
When you ignite the pilot, the thermocouple produces millivolts
(electrical current) which energizes the magnet in the gas valve.
After 30 seconds to 1 minute time period you can release the gas
control knob and the pilot will stay ON. Allow your pilot flame to
operate an additional one (1) to two (2) minutes before you turn the
gas control knob from the PILOT position to the ON position. This
time period allows the millivolts (electrical current) to buildup to a
sufficient level allowing the gas control to operate properly.
18", 24" and 30" gas appliance (Millivolt) thermopile self powers
the gas valve and does not require 110 volts. See Figure 16 to
provide optional wall switch, thermostat, or remote control. Maximum
length of 20 feet of 16 AWG conductor wires should be used with
all optional switches.
Check System Operation
Millivolt system and all individual components may be checked with
a millivolt meter 0-1000 MV range.
Millivolt Control
The valve regulator controls the burner pressure which should be
checked at the pressure test point. Turn captured screw counter
clockwise 2 or 3 turns and then place tubing to pressure gauge over
test point (Use test point “A” closest to control knob). After taking
pressure reading, be sure and turn captured screw clockwise firmly
to re-seal. Do not over torque. Check for gas leaks.
Remote Receiver
Use the following steps to place the remote receiver to the burner
base assembly.
Attention:
1. The remote receiver can not be placed behind or inside the
gas burner assembly. The remote receiver should be located
outside of the firebox.
2. The remote receiver must be placed away from the gas
appliance base. The receiver can be placed under the burner
assembly in a lower air moving compartment of a fireplace or
firebox, installed in a wall mounted junction box, or set on the
hearth extension.
Note: Do not let remote control receiver come in contact with the
top of the appliance.
WIRING DIAGRAM
H
REMOTE CONTROL RECEIVER/
THERMOSTAT/ CONTROLE E
DISTANCE DU RECEPTEUR
N
(OPTIONAL) THERMOSTAT
(FACULATIVE) THERMOSTAT
(OPTIONAL) WALL SWITCH
INTERRUPTEUR MURAL
(FACULTATIVE)
REMOTE/OFF/ON SWITCH
A DISTANCE/OUVERT/
FERME INTERRUPTEUR
GAS VALVE
VALVE DE GAZ
(OPTIONAL) REMOTE CONTROL RECEIVER
(FACULTATIVE) CONTROLE E DISTANCE
DU RECEPTEUR
REMOTE/OFF/ON SWITCH
A DISTANCE/FERME/OUVERT
INTERRUPTEUR
REMOTE
OFF
ON
THERMOPILE
PILOT
VEILLEUSE
THERMOCOUPLE
(LPG)
THERMOCOUPLE
(NATURAL)
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GAS VALVE
IF ANY OF THE ORIGINAL WIRE
AS SUPPLIED WITH THIS UNIT
MUST BE REPLACED, IT MUST BE
REPLACED WITH NUMBER 18, 150°C
WIRE OR ITS EQUIVALENT.
SI UN DES FILS ELECTRIQUES
ORIGINAUX, VENANT DU FABRICANT
AVEC CETTE UNITE, DOIT ETRE
REMPLACE, VOUS DEVEZ LE
REMPLACER AVEC UN FIL
ELECTRIQUE DE NUMERO 18,
150 ° C DU L'EQUIVALENT.
Figure 16
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VFRL(18,24,30) LIGHTING INSTRUCTIONS
FOR YOUR SAFETY READ BEFORE LIGHTING
Warning: If you do not follow these instructions exactly, a fire or explosion may result
causing property damage, personal injury or loss of life.
A. This appliance has a pilot which must be lighted by
hand. When lighting the pilot, follow these instructions
exactly.
B. BEFORE LIGHTING, smell all around the appliance area
for gas. Be sure to smell next to the floor because some
gas is heavier than air and will settle on the floor.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS
• Do not try to light any appliance
• Do not touch any electrical switch; Do not use any
phone in your building
• Immediately call your gas supplier from a neighbor's
phone. Follow the gas supplier's instructions.
• If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the fire
department.
C. Use only your hand to push in or turn the gas control
knob. Never use tools. If the knob will not push in or
turn by hand, don't try to repair it, call a qualified service
technician. Force or attempted repair may result in a fire
or explosion.
D. Do not use this appliance if any part has been under water.
Immediately call a qualified service technician to inspect
the appliance and to replace any part of the control system
and any gas control which has been under water.
LIGHTING INSTRUCTIONS
1. STOP! Read the safety information above on this page.
2. Open bottom louver assembly (if applicable).
3. Set REMOTE/OFF/ON switch to
"OFF".
4. Turn off all electric power to the
appliance (if applicable).
5. Push in gas control knob slightly
GAS
CONTROL
KNOB
GAS
CONTROL
KNOB
GAS
CONTROL
KNOB
and turn clockwise
to
SHOWN
ININ
"OFF"
POSITION.
SHOWN
"OFF"
POSITION.
SHOWN
IN
"OFF"
POSITION.
"OFF".
NOTE: Knob cannot be turned from "PILOT"
REMOTE
REMOTE
REMOTE
to "OFF" unless knob is pushed in slightly.
OFF
OFF
OFF
ON
ON
Do not force.
ON
6. Wait ten (10) minutes to clear out
any gas. Then smell for gas, including near the floor. If you smell gas,
STOP! Follow "B" in the safety
information above. If you do not
smell gas, go to the next step.
PILOT
PILOT
PILOT
THERMOPILE
THERMOPILE
THERMOPILE
ELECTRODE
ELECTRODE
ELECTRODE
to "PILOT".
9. Push in control knob all the way and hold in. Repeatedly push
the Piezo Ignitor Button until the pilot is lit. Continue to hold
the control knob in for about one (1) minute after the pilot is
lit. Release knob, and it will pop back up. Pilot should remain
lit. If it goes out, repeat steps 5 through 9.
• If knob does not pop up when released, STOP and IMMEDIATELY call a qualified service technician or gas
supplier.
• If the pilot will not stay lit after several tries, turn the gas
control knob to "OFF" and call your service technician or
gas supplier.
10. Turn gas control knob counterclockwise
to "ON".
11. Set REMOTE/OFF/ON switch to desired setting.
12. Turn on all electric power to the appliance (if applicable).
13. Close bottom louver assembly (if applicable).
THERMOCOUPLE
THERMOCOUPLE
7. Find pilot - Follow metal tube fromTHERMOCOUPLE
(LPG)
(LPG)
gas control. The pilot is located(LPG)
THERMOCOUPLE
THERMOCOUPLE
THERMOCOUPLE
(NATURAL)
(NATURAL)
(NATURAL)
next to the burner, near the right
side.
8. Turn gas control knob counterclockwise
TO TURN OFF GAS TO APPLIANCE
1. Open bottom louver assembly (if applicable).
2. Set REMOTE/OFF/ON switch to OFF.
3. Turn off all electric power to the appliance if service is
to be performed (if applicable).
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4. Push in gas control knob slightly and turn clockwise
to "OFF". Do not force.
5. Close bottom louver assembly (if applicable).
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VFRL1810(N,P) LIGHTING INSTRUCTIONS
FOR YOUR SAFETY READ BEFORE LIGHTING
Warning: If you do not follow these instructions exactly, a fire or explosion may result
causing property damage, personal injury or loss of life.
A. This appliance has a pilot which must be lighted by
hand. When lighting the pilot, follow these instructions
exactly.
B. BEFORE LIGHTING, smell all around the appliance area
for gas. Be sure to smell next to the floor because some
gas is heavier than air and will settle on the floor.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS
• Do not try to light any appliance
• Do not touch any electrical switch; Do not use any
phone in your building
• Immediately call your gas supplier from a neighbor's
phone. Follow the gas supplier's instructions.
• If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the fire
department.
C. Use only your hand to push in or turn the gas control
knob. Never use tools. If the knob will not push in or
turn by hand, don't try to repair it, call a qualified service
technician. Force or attempted repair may result in a fire
or explosion.
D. Do not use this appliance if any part has been under water.
Immediately call a qualified service technician to inspect
the appliance and to replace any part of the control system
and any gas control which has been under water.
LIGHTING INSTRUCTIONS
1. STOP! Read the safety information above on this page.
2. Set REMOTE/OFF/ON switch to "OFF".
3. Turn off all electric power to the
appliance (if applicable).
4. Open bottom louver assembly (if
applicable).
5. Push in gas control knob slightly
GAS
GASCONTROL
CONTROLKNOB
KNOB
and turn clockwise
to "OFF".
SHOWN
SHOWNININ"OFF"
"OFF"POSITION.
POSITION.
NOTE: Knob cannot be turned from "PILOT"
to "OFF" unless knob is pushed in slightly.
REMOTE
REMOTE
Do not force.
OFF
OFF
6. Wait ten (10) minutes to clear out any gas.
Then smell for gas, including near
the floor. If you smell gas, STOP!
Follow "B" in the safety information
above. If you do not smell gas, go
to the next step.
ON
ON
PILOT
PILOT
THERMOPILE
THERMOPILE
ELECTRODE
ELECTRODE
9. Push in control knob all the way and hold in. Repeatedly push
the Piezo Ignitor Button until the pilot is lit. Continue to hold
the control knob in for about one (1) minute after the pilot is
lit. Release knob, and it will pop back up. Pilot should remain
lit. If it goes out, repeat steps 5 through 9.
• If knob does not pop up when released, STOP and IMMEDIATELY call a qualified service technician or gas
supplier.
• If the pilot will not stay lit after several tries, turn the gas
control knob to "OFF" and call your service technician or
gas supplier.
10. Turn gas control knob counterclockwise
to "ON".
11. Close bottom louver assembly (if applicable).
12. Turn on all electric power to the appliance (if applicable).
13. Set REMOTE/OFF/ON switch to desired setting.
7. Find pilot - Follow metal tube from
THERMOCOUPLE
gas control. The pilot is located THERMOCOUPLE
(LPG)
(LPG)
next to the burner, near the right
THERMOCOUPLE
THERMOCOUPLE
(NATURAL)
(NATURAL)
side.
8. Turngascontrolknobcounterclockwise
to "PILOT".
TO TURN OFF GAS TO APPLIANCE
1. Set REMOTE/OFF/ON switch to OFF.
2. Turn off all electric power to the appliance if service is
to be performed (if applicable).
4. Push in gas control knob slightly and turn clockwise
to "OFF". Do not force.
5. Close bottom louver assembly (if applicable).
3. Open bottom louver assembly (if applicable).
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VFIL SERIES OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Thermostats are not approved on vented decorative
appliances.
Label all wires prior to disconnection when servicing controls. Wiring errors can cause improper and dangerous operation. Verify proper operation after servicing.
GAS INLET
(3/8 NPT)
The VFIL series Loft Burners operate with a GV60 batterypowered electronic remote ignition and control system.
MANUAL
KNOB
Prior to operation of the VFIL series Loft Burner, install (4)
AA batteries into the Remote Receiver module, and (1)
9-volt battery into the hand held remote.
The remote control and receiver should be programmed together from the factory. All settings for time and temperature
control must be set up by the user as desired.
Installation of the Burner Support Legs
The VFIL series Loft Burners must be elevated with the
four (4) burner support legs as illustrated by figures 10 and
11 on page 15.
Caution: The Remote Receiver module must be placed under the right hand side of the burner base prior to operation
of the appliance.
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INLET PRESSURE TAP
OUTLET PRESSURE TAP
MAIN VALVE KNOB
REMOTE RECEIVER
MODULE(PLACE
UNDER BURNER BASE)
NOTE: GAS FLEXLINE WITH SHUTOFF VALVE
(SUPPLIED BY INSTALLER) TO BE ATTACHED
TO GAS INLET ON VALVE.
Figure 17
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VFIL SERIES REMOTE ELECTRONIC IGNITION AND CONTROL SYSTEM
APPLICATION
GV60 is a battery-powered electronic and control system
for gas appliances with pilot burners and ODS systems.
Timer/Thermostat RF
Remote Handset
G6R-H3T
GENERAL NOTES
Radio Frequency Remote
433.92 MHz for Europe; 315 MHz for U.S. (FCC ID:
RTD-G6R) and for Canada (IC: 4943A-G6R).
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1)
This device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) This device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation. Changes or modifications not expressly approved
by the party responsible for compliance could void the
user's authority to operate the equipment.
Batteries - Remote Handset:
1 x 9V block (quality alkaline recommended)
Batteries - Receiver:
4 x 1.5V "AA" (quality alkaline recommended)
NOTE: An AC Mains Adapter may be used instead of batteries (only the Mertik Maxitrol or an AC Mains Adapter approved by Mertik Maxitrol can be used).
NOTE: During a power outage the AC Mains Adapter must
be unplugged from the receiver to operate in the battery
mode.
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VFIL SERIES REMOTE ELECTRONIC IGNITION AND CONTROL SYSTEM
AUTOMATIC OPERATION
WARNING
Wiring of valve and receiver must be completed before
starting ignition. Failure to do so could damage the
electronics.
SETTING THE ELECTRONICS CODE
NOTE: The remote control and receiver are pre-programmed at the factory. However, if for some reason they
do not communicate to each other, follow these steps to
re-program.
Radio Frequency Remote
Standard, Display, Timer/Thermostat RF Remote Handset
•
Simultaneously press and hold the OFF and
(large
flame) buttons until a short beep confirms the start sequence has begun; release buttons.
•
Continuing beeps confirm the ignition is in process.
•
Once pilot ignition is confirmed, there is main gas flow.
•
After the ignition the remote will go automatically into
temperature control mode.
NOTE: If the pilot does not stay lit after several tries, turn the
main valve knob to OFF and follow the instructions "Turn Off
Gas to Appliance" (See page 27).
A code is selected automatically for all Mertik Maxitrol electronics from among 65,000 random codes available. The
receiver has to learn the code of the handset:
•
Press and hold the receiver's reset button (see figure
18) until you hear two (2) beeps. After the second, longer beep, release the reset button.
•
Within the subsequent 20 seconds press the
(small
flame) button on the remote handset until you hear an
additional long beep confirming the code is set.
Figure 19
Figure 20
TO TURN OFF APPLIANCE
Press OFF button on remote handset.
NOTE: Press
(small flame) to turn main gas to pilot
gas.
ADJUSTMENT - FLAME HEIGHT
Figure 18
Standard, Display, Timer/Thermostat RF Remote Handsets
•
NOTE: This is a one time setting only, and is not required
when changing the batteries in the remote or receiver.
•
TO TURN ON APPLIANCE
•
WARNING
When pilot ignition is confirmed, motor turns automatically to maximum flame height.
•
•
Turn MANUAL knob to the ON, full counterclockwise
position (See Figure 21).
Place ON/OFF switch (if equipped) in (ON position).
In standby mode: Press
(large flame) to increase
flame height.
Press
(small flame) to decrease flame height or to
set appliance at pilot flame.
For fine adjustment tap the large/small flames.
Quick Flame Adjust - Display, Timer/Thermostat RF Remote Handset
•
If
(large flame) or (small flame) are pressed for 0.5
seconds, the motor will turn the valve to high fire or pilot
flame.
NOTE: If the appliance will not operate, follow the instructions "TURN OFF GAS TO APPLIANCE" (See page
27).
SETTING °C/24 HOUR OR °F/12 HOUR CLOCK
Display, Timer/Thermostat RF Remote Handsets
•
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Press OFF and
(small flame) until display changes
from Fahrenheit/12 hour clock to Celsius/24 hour clock
and vice versa.
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VFIL SERIES REMOTE ELECTRONIC IGNITION AND CONTROL SYSTEM
SETTING THE TIME
Display, Timer/Thermostat RF Remote Handsets
NOTE: The display shows the set temperature every 30
seconds.
•
The display will flash after either:
a. Installing the battery or
b. Simultaneously pressing the
(small flame).
SETTING THE TEMPERATURE
• Select either the TEMP MODE or the TEMP MODE
by briefly pressing the SET button.
• Hold the SET button until the TEMP display flashes.
•
Press
(large flame) to set the hour and the (small
flame) to set the minute.
Press OFF to return to manual mode or simply wait and
it will automatically return to the manual mode.
•
(large flame) and
•
•
•
CHANGING THE MODE OF OPERATION
Briefly pressing the SET button changes the mode of operation in the following order:
NOTE: MANUAL mode can also be reached by pressing
either the
MAN
(large flame) or the
TEMP
TEMP
(small flame).
and back to MAN
TIMER
MAN Mode - Manual Flame Height Adjustment
• Press
•
•
(large flame) to turn on the main burner.
Press
(large flame) to increase the flame height.
Press
(small flame) to decrease the flame height or
to go to pilot standby position.
NOTE: While pressing either button a symbol indicating
transmission appears on the display. The receiver
confirms transmission with a beep.
TEMP
- Daytime Temperature Mode
(appliance must be in standby mode; pilot ignited): The
room temperature is measured and compared to the set
temperature. The flame height is then automatically adjusted to achieve the Daytime set temperature.
TEMP
- Nighttime Setback Temperature Mode
(appliance must be in standby mode; pilot ignited):
The room temperature is measured and compared to the
Nighttime Setback temperature. The flame height is then
automatically adjusted to achieve the Nighttime Setback
temperature.
TIMER
- Timer Mode
(appliance must be in standby mode; pilot ignited):
The timer setting allows you to set two (2) burner TEMP
times and two (2) burner TEMP times every 24 hours.
For TEMP to operate as a thermostat, TEMP must be set
at 40°F (4°C) or higher.
If the TEMP setting is decreased to ≤ 39°F (3.9°C), the
motor will turn the valve to the standby position in the moon
times and await the next burner TEMP cycle.
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Set the desired temperature with
(large flame) or
(small flame).
Press OFF or simply wait to complete programming.
NOTE: When the desired room temperature is SET on
the hand held remote, the burner will automatically turn
on when the room temperature drops 3 degrees Fahrenheit (F) below the SET temperature. The remote system will turn the burner off when the room temperature
reaches 3 degrees Fahrenheit (F) above the SET temperature. The pilot will remain lit between burner cycles
when using the thermostatic remote control feature.
SETTING THE TIMER
• Select Timer mode by briefly pressing the SET button.
• Press and hold the SET button until the P1
(sun
symbol) is displayed and the time flashes. Set the hour
•
•
•
by pressing the
(large flame) and set the minutes by
pressing the (small flame).
Briefly press SET button for the next burner cycle time.
Example: P1 (moon symbol) continue through P2
(sun symbol) and P2 (moon symbol).
Once all four (4) times are set, press OFF or simply wait
to complete programming.
MANUAL OPERATION
Follow appliance lighting instructions for gaining access
to the gas control and the pilot burner. Access to the pilot
burner is only required for ignition with a match.
When turning main valve knob, do not force. Knob has a
slip clutch that clicks until the end stops are reached. This
allows for manual flame height adjustment as well as adjustment to pilot standby position.
1. STOP! Read the safety information included before
proceeding.
2. Turn main valve knob to the OFF, full clockwise
position.
3. Turn MANUAL knob to the MAN, full clockwise
position.
4. Place ON/OFF switch (if equipped) in O (OFF position).
5. Wait five (5) minutes to clear out any gas. Verify that
no gas is in the area around the appliance, including
near the floor. If you detect gas STOP! Follow "A" in
the safety information on page 27. If no gas is present,
proceed to step 6.
6. Place ON/OFF switch in (ON position).
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VFIL SERIES REMOTE ELECTRONIC IGNITION AND CONTROL SYSTEM
7. With the MANUAL knob in MAN position a manual pilot
valve operator and piezo igniter are accessible.
Ignition with match:
Fully push down manual pilot valve operator and hold
in, to start pilot gas flow.
Immediately light the pilot with a match, while
continuing to hold in the manual pilot valve operator for about one (1) minute after the pilot is
lit. Release manual pilot valve operator. If pilot
does not stay lit, wait five (5) minutes and repeat.
Ignition with piezo igniter:
Change the ignition cable from the receiver to the valve. Use
the push piezo igniter to ignite. If pilot does not stay lit, wait
five (5) minutes and repeat.
NOTE: If the pilot does not stay lit after several tries,
turn the gas control knob (main valve knob) to OFF and
proceed to step 11.
8. If applicable, reinstall the top cover on the burner base
before proceeding.
9. Turn MANUAL knob to the ON, full counterclockwise
position.
10. Turn main valve knob to the full ON, full
counterclockwise position.
11. If the appliance will not operate, follow the instructions
"TURN OFF GAS TO APPLIANCE" and call the service
technician or gas supplier.
TURN OFF GAS TO APPLIANCE
• Press OFF button on remote.
• Follow appliance instructions for gaining accessibility to
the gas control.
• Place ON/OFF switch in O (off position).
• Turn main valve knob to the OFF full clockwise
position.
• Replace appliance top cover.
MISCELLANEOUS
Low Battery Indication
Receiver:
three short beeps will sound when motor turns
Remote with display:
"BATT" will appear on display
Location of Receiver
When the RF-receiver is placed in the appliance, the surrounding metal can reduce reception considerably. The
position of th antenna on the receiver also influences reception. It is recommended to straighten the antenna. The
antenna must not come in contact or cross the ignition wire,
this may render the receiver inoperable.
NOTE: Keep receiver free from debris and dirt. Protect the
receiver with a plastic bag until all construction is
complete.
PIEZO IGNITER
CONNECTION
PIEZO IGNITER
TAB 2.8 X 0.8 mm
ON/OFF SWITCH
IN ON POSITION
MANUAL KNOB
IN MAN POSITION
8 WIRE
RECEIVER JACK
MANUAL PILOT
VALVE OPERATOR
MICROSWITCH
MAIN VALVE KNOB
IN OFF POSITION
Figure 21
CUTOUT FOR PILOT
GAS ADJUSTMENT
MANUAL KNOB
IN POSITION FOR
AUTOMATIC IGNITION
NOTE: Thermostatic Displays/Handsets: If the battery of
the handset is low or if the transmitter is out of the
communication range, the motor turns down the
valve to pilot gas after 6 hours.
NOTE: With very low battery the GV60 system shuts off
the fire completely. This will not happen if the power
supply is interrupted.
Battery replacement
Battery replacement is recommended at the beginning of
each heating season. Do not use metal tools to remove batteries. Using a metal tool could cause a short that may damage the receiver.
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Figure 22
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VFIL(18,24,30) LIGHTING INSTRUCTIONS
FOR YOUR SAFETY READ BEFORE LIGHTING
Warning: If you do not follow these instructions exactly, a fire or explosion may result
causing property damage, personal injury or loss of life.
A. BEFORE LIGHTING, smell all around the appliance area
for gas. Be sure to smell next to the floor because some
gas is heavier than air and will settle on the floor.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS
• Do not try to light any appliance
• Do not touch any electrical switch; Do not use any
phone in your building
• Immediately call your gas supplier from a neighbor's
phone. Follow the gas supplier's instructions.
• If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the fire
department.
B. Use only your hand to push in or turn the gas control
knob. Never use tools. If the knob will not push in or
turn by hand, don't try to repair it, call a qualified service
technician. Force or attempted repair may result in a fire
or explosion.
C. Do not use this appliance if any part has been under water.
Immediately call a qualified service technician to inspect
the appliance and to replace any part of the control system
and any gas control which has been under water.
LIGHTING INSTRUCTIONS
1.
2.
3.
4.
“I/O”
(ON/OFF)
SWITCH
MAN
NO
TO IGNITE PILOT
HANDSET MODE
To Ignite Burner
MANUAL MODE
PIEZO
IGNITER
75 F
O
MAN
STOP! Read the safety information above on this page.
Open bottom louver assembly, (if applicable).
Press the "I/O" (ON/OFF) button on the valve face to "OFF."
Wait five (5) minutes to clear out any gas, then smell for gas
including near the floor. If you smell gas, STOP! FOLLOW
"B" in the safety information above. If you don't smell gas, go
to the next step.
LIGHTING PROCEDURE - HANDSET METHOD
1. Turn control arrow on valve face to "ON." Press the "I/O" button to "I." Press the "OFF" and "UP" buttons on the handset,
firmly at the same time. A long "beep" will sound, followed by
5 short "beeps." Ignitor will spark and will continue until pilot
is lit. For full Remote Control operation see Appliance Installation manual.
LIGHTING PROCEDURE - MANUAL METHOD
1. Press the "I/O" (ON/OFF) button to "I."
2. Turn control arrow on valve face to "MAN."
3. Using a small bladed screwdriver, press and hold button
within hold on control. Manual depress piezo igniter button to
light pilot. If pilot does not light, steps 2-3 can be immediately
repeated. If the pilot will not stay lit after several tries, follow
the instructions "To Turn Off Gas to Appliance" and call your
service technician or gas supplier.
4. When the pilot is lit and stable, turn flame height control knob
counterclockwise
and the main burner will ignite.
To adjust flame height, turn flame height control knob.
SET
OFF
Press firmly
at same time
PILOT
ELECTRODE
THERMOCOUPLE
(LPG)
THERMOCOUPLE
(NATURAL)
CORRECT PILOT FLAME
PRESS IN
& HOLD
PILOT
ELECTRODE
THERMOCOUPLE
(LPG)
THERMOCOUPLE
(NATURAL)
INCORRECT PILOT FLAME
TO TURN OFF GAS TO APPLIANCE
MANUAL MODE - To turn off main burner, turn flame height control knob fully clockwise
. To fully shut down,
press "I/O" button to "O."
HANDSET MODE - Press "OFF" button on handset. To fully shut down, press "I/O" button to "O."
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VFIL(18,24,30) WIRING DIAGRAM
Main Valve Knob
Manual Knob
Piezo Igniter
Connection for
manual ignition
Combination Control
ON/OFF Switch
Interrupter
Block
O
8 Wire Cable
I
Thermo Current
Cable #2 or ON/OFF
Switch with Soldered Cable
Thermo Current
Cable #1
Thermocouple
Ignition Cable
RF Antenna
SPARK
SW
TC
MA
GR
MO
PANEL
SW
Battery
Compartment
Button “RESET”
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PILOT FLAME CHARACTERISTICS
Figures 23 and 24 show a correct pilot flame pattern.
The correct flame will be blue and will extend beyond the
thermocouple. The flame will surround the thermocouple
just below the tip. A slight yellow flame may occur where
the pilot flame and main burner flame meet. Figures 25 and
26 show an incorrect pilot flame pattern. The incorrect pilot
flame is not touching the thermocouple. This will cause the
thermocouple to cool. When the thermocouple cools, the
heater will shut down.
Incorrect Pilot Flame Pattern for VFRL
THERMOPILE
(VFRL ONLY)
PILOT
Correct Pilot Flame Pattern for VFRL
THERMOPILE
(VFRL ONLY)
PILOT
THERMOCOUPLE
(LPG)
THERMOCOUPLE
(NATURAL)
Figure 25
Incorrect Flame Pattern for VFIL
PILOT
THERMOCOUPLE
(LPG)
THERMOCOUPLE
(NATURAL)
Figure 23
Correct Pilot Flame Pattern for VFIL
PILOT
THERMOCOUPLE
(LPG)
THERMOCOUPLE
(NATURAL)
Figure 26
If pilot flame pattern is incorrect, as shown in Figures 25
and 26
• See Troubleshooting, page 31.
THERMOCOUPLE
(LPG)
THERMOCOUPLE
(NATURAL)
Figure 24
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PILOT FLAME CHARACTERISTICS
Cleaning and Maintenance/Pilot
Oxygen Depletion Sensor Pilot (Figures 27 and 28)
When the pilot has a large yellow tip flame, clean the Oxygen
Depletion Sensor as follows:
1. Clean the ODS pilot by loosening nut B from the pilot
tubing. When this procedure is required, grasp nut A with
an open end wrench.
2. Blow air pressure through the holes indicated by the
arrows. This will blow out foreign materials such as dust,
lint and spider webs. Tighten nut B also by grasping nut
A.
B
A
VFRL Series
Figure 27
VFIL Series
Figure 28
CLEANING AND SERVICING
Annual inspection and cleaning by your dealer or
qualified service technician is recommended to prevent
malfunction and/or sooting.
TURN OFF HEATER AND ALLOW TO COOL BEFORE
CLEANING.
Remove any optional decorative covers or decorative glass
material. Gloves are recommended.
PERIODIC CLEANING - Refer to parts diagram for
location of items discussed below.
•
•
•
Do not use cleaning fluid to clean any part of heater.
Remove loose particles and dust from the burner, controls
and grate.
Inspect and clean burner air intake hole. Remove lint or
particles with brush. Failure to keep air intake hole clean
will result in sooting and poor combustion.
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ANNUAL CLEANING/INSPECTION - Refer to parts
diagram for location of items discussed below.
•
•
•
•
•
Inspect and clean burner air intake hole. Remove lint or
particles with vacuum or brush. Failure to keep air intake
hole clean will result in sooting and poor combustion.
Inspect and clean all burner ports.
Inspect ODS pilot for operation and accumulation of lint
at air intake holes.
Verify flame pattern for proper operation.
Verify smooth and responsive ignition of main burner.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
SYMPTOMS, POSSIBLE CAUSES AND CORRECTIONS
1. When ignitor button is pressed, there is no spark at
ODS/pilot.
a. Ignitor electrode positioned wrong - Replace pilot.
b. Ignitor electrode is broken - Replace pilot.
c. Ignitor electrode not connected to ignitor cable Reconnect ignitor cable.
d. Ignitor cable pinched or wet. Keep ignitor cable dry Free ignitor cable if pinched by any metal or tubing.
e. Broken ignitor cable - Replace ignitor cable.
f. Bad piezo ignitor - Replace piezo ignitor.
2. Appliance produces unwanted odors.
a. Appliance burning vapors from paint, hair spray, glues,
etc. - Ventilate room. Stop using odor causing products
while heater is running.
b. Gas leak - Locate and correct all leaks.
3. Appliance shuts off during use. (Pilot and main burner
are off.)
a. Not enough fresh air is available for ODS/pilot to
operate - Open window and/or door for ventilation.
b. Low line pressure - Contact local gas company.
c. ODS/pilot is partially clogged - Clean ODS/pilot.
d. Defective thermocouple - Replace pilot.
4. Appliance shuts off during use. (Pilot stays on.)
a. Low line pressure - Check line pressure to the
valve.
b. Defective thermopile - Check pilot flame, check
wire connections, output should be a minimum of
325 millivolts across. TH/TP and TP terminals with
REMOTE/OFF/ON switch off.
5. Gas odor even when control knob is in OFF
position.
a. Gas leak - Locate and correct all leaks.
b. Control valve defective - Replace control valve.
6. When ignitor button is pressed, there is spark at
ODS/pilot, but no ignition.
a. Gas supply turned off or manual shutoff valve closed
- Turn on gas supply or open manual shutoff valve.
b. Control knob not in PILOT position - Turn control knob
to Pilot position.
c. Control knob not pressed in while in PILOT position
- Press in control knob while in PILOT position.
d. Air in gas lines when installed - Continue holding
down control knob. Repeat igniting operation until air
is removed.
e. ODS/pilot is clogged - Replace ODS/pilot assembly
or get it serviced.
f. Gas regulator setting is not correct - Replace gas
regulator.
7. ODS/pilot lights but flame goes out when control
knob is released.
a. Control knob not fully pressed in - Press in control
knob fully.
b. Control knob not pressed in long enough - After
ODS/pilot lights, keep control knob pressed in 30
seconds.
c. Manual Shutoff valve not fully open - Fully open manual
shutoff valve.
d. Thermocouple connection loose at control valve - Hand
tighten until snug, then tighten 1/4 turn more.
e. Pilot flame not touching thermocouple, which allows
thermocouple to cool, causing pilot flame to go out. This
problem could be caused by either low gas pressure
or dirty or partially clogged ODS/pilot - Contact local
gas company.
f. Thermocouple damaged - Replace thermocouple.
g. Control valve damaged - Replace control valve.
8. Burner does not light after ODS/pilot is lit.
a. Burner orifice clogged - Clean burner or replace main
burner orifice.
b. Burner orifice diameter is too small - Replace burner
orifice.
c. Inlet gas pressure is too low - Contact qualified service
person.
9. If burning at main burner orifice occurs (a loud,
roaring blow torch noise).
a. You must turn off burner assembly and contact a
qualified service person.
b. Manifold pressure is too low - Contact local gas
company.
c. Burner orifice clogged - Clean burner or replace burner
orifice.
10. Heater produces a whistling noise when main burner
is lit.
a. Turning control knob to HIGH position when main
burner is cold - Turn control knob to LOW position and
let warm up for a minute (does not apply to VFRL1810
models)
b. Air in gas line - Operate burner until air is removed from
line. Have gas line checked by local gas company.
c. Dirty or partially clogged burner orifice - Clean burner
or replace burner orifice.
If the gas quality is bad, your pilot may not stay lit, the burners may produce soot and the heater may backfire when lit. If the
gas quality or pressure is low, contact your local gas supplier immediately.
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DECORATIVE TOP COVER ACCESSORY INSTALLATION
The Decorative Top Cover accessory options are available for your
Loft Burner. Choose the proper size Decorative Top Cover listed
for use with the Loft burner assembly.
Installation
1. Addition of the Decorative Top Cover accessory should be
performed after the Loft burner has been fully installed, secured and tested for leaks. If operating the burner with a Remote Control, make sure all batteries are installed and that
the Loft burner operates with the remote correctly.
2. To install, simply place the Decorative Top Cover over the top
of the Loft burner and retain by folding over the side tabs to
secure the Decorative Top Cover to the Loft Burner.
DECORATIVE COVER
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WARNING:
Failure to position the parts in accordance with
the diagrams and instructions below or failure
to use only parts specifically approved for use
with this heater may result in property damage
or personal injury.
NOTE: The Loft series burners may be operated with or
without the Decorative accessory options. Follow the
directions below should you choose to enhance your
Loft burner with any one of the available decorative
options.
3. To install the Decorative Glass, cut off a corner of the plastic
bag and proceed to apply the glass to the rear shelf on the
Loft burner (area behind the burner). Apply only enough glass
to the Top Cover to cover the black metal surfaces. Do not
allow the glass to fall around the burner tube. See Figure 30.
Apply the remaining decorative glass to the front sloped surface of the Top Cover. Start by placing the glass along the
front edge of the top cover, then gradually place the glass
up the sloped top until completely covered. Do not allow the
glass to fall around the burner tube. See Figure 31.
DECORATIVE GLASS ACCESSORY PLACEMENT
The Decorative Glass options are available in various colors and
package sizes. Choose the proper size kit for use with your particular Loft burner.
CAUTION: Use of gloves and eye protection is required while
applying the decorative glass.
INSTALLATION
1. Application of the Decorative Glass should only be performed
after the Loft burner has been fully installed, secured and tested for leaks. If operating the burner with a Remote Control,
make sure all batteries are installed and that the Loft burner
operates with the remote correctly.
2. Before applying the glass to the burner top, attach the black
silicone "U" channel edges (located in the Instruction Envelope) to each side of the Top Cover. See Figure 29. These "U"
channels will help keep the decorative glass from falling over
the outside edges of the Top Cover.
Figure 31
ANNELS
E “U” CH
SILICON
Figure 32
Figure 29
DECORATIVE GLASS
CAUTION: Glass must not be placed around the ends of the
Loft burner assembly that would restrict air flow, or cover the
gas valve.
GLASS MUST NOT BE PLACED ON TOP OF OR
NEXT TO BURNER. GLASS TO BE PLACED ONLY
TO THE OUTSIDE OF THE FLANGED OPENING.
Figure 30
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VFIL PARTS LIST
Attention: When ordering parts, it is very important that part number and description of part coincide.
PART NO
INDEX
NO
VFIL18
VFIL24
VFIL30
1
26526
26543
26551
2
R10410
R10411
R10412
TUBE BURNER
3
R7624
R7624
R7624
AIR SHUTTER
4
R7572
R7572
R7572
JAMB NUT
5
P208
P245
P265
ORIFICE - LP
5
P286
P270
P209
ORIFICE - NAT
6
P212
P212
P212
ORIFICE FITTING
DESCRIPTION
TOP COVER ASSEMBLY
7
26535
26535
26535
INLET TUBING ASSEMBLY
8
R2423
R2423
R2423
MALE CONNECTOR
9
26653
26653
26653
VALVE SUPPORT PLATE
10
27463
R10563
R10563
VALVE - LP
10
27462
R10562
R10562
VALVE - NAT
11
R5170
R5170
R5170
PILOT ASSEMBLY - LP
11
R5171
R5171
R5171
PILOT ASSEMBLY - NAT
12
26547
26547
26547
TUBING ASSEMBLY - VALVE TO REGULATOR - NAT
13
R7063
R7063
R7063
PILOT REGULATOR - NAT
14
26549
26549
26549
TUBING ASSEMBLY - REGULATOR TO PILOT - NAT
15
26555
26555
26555
TUBING ASSEMBLY - PILOT - LP
16
R10566
R10566
R10566
17
26637
26637
26637
BOTTOM BASE SUPPORT
18
26530
26546
26554
BOTTOM BASE
19
R10567
R10567
R10567
WIRE HARNESS 8 PIN
20
R10565
R10565
R10565
REMOTE CONTROL, THERMOSTAT
N/S
R10635
N/A
N/A
MINIMUM RATE SCREW (NAT)
N/S
R10636
N/A
N/A
MINIMUM RATE SCREW (LP)
ELECTRONIC CONTROL, THERMOSTAT
N/S - Not Shown
Use Only Manufacturer's Replacement Parts. Use of Any Other Parts Could Cause Injury Or Death.
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VFIL PARTS VIEW
1
6
7
4
5
3
2
9
11
8
12
15
10
14
13
19
18
17
17
PM
TEMP
17
SET
OFF
17
20
16
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VFRL PARTS LIST
Attention: When ordering parts, it is very important that part number and description of part coincide.
PART NO
INDEX
NO
VFRL1810
VFRL18
VFRL24
VFRL30
1
26526
26526
26543
26551
2
R10477
R10410
R10411
R10412
TUBE BURNER
3
R7624
R7624
R7624
R7624
AIR SHUTTER
4
R7572
R7572
R7572
R7572
JAMB NUT
5
P193
P214
P245
P265
ORIFICE - LP
5
P214
P285
P270
P209
ORIFICE - NAT
6
P212
P212
P212
P212
ORIFICE FITTING
7
26535
26535
26535
26535
INLET TUBING ASSEMBLY
8
R2423
R2423
R2423
R2423
MALE CONNECTOR
DESCRIPTION
TOP COVER ASSEMBLY
9
R9028
R9028
R9028
R9028
ON/OFF EXTENSION KNOB
10
R9369
R3625
R3625
R3625
VALVE - LP
10
R9368
R3626
R3626
R3626
VALVE - NAT
11
R3623
R3623
R3623
R3623
PILOT ASSEMBLY - LPG
11
R3624
R3624
R3624
R3624
PILOT ASSEMBLY - NAT
12
26536
26536
26536
26536
TUBING ASSEMBLY - VALVE TO REGULATOR - NAT
13
R7063
R7063
R7063
R7063
PILOT REGULATOR - NAT
14
26537
26537
26537
26537
TUBING ASSEMBLY - REGULATOR TO PILOT - NAT
15
26538
26538
26538
26538
TUBING ASSEMBLY - PILOT - LP
16
R3435
R3435
R3435
R3435
WIRE ASSEMBLY
17
R10283
R10283
R10283
R10283
REMOTE OFF/ON SWITCH
18
26530
26530
26546
26554
BOTTOM BASE
19
R9761
R9761
R9761
R9761
PIEZO IGNITOR
20
R5668
R5668
R2792
R2792
IGNITOR WIRE
Use Only Manufacturer's Replacement Parts. Use of Any Other Parts Could Cause Injury Or Death.
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VFRL PARTS VIEW
1
6
7
5
4
3
2
11
8
9
10
12
14
13
15
19
16
20
17
18
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MASTER PARTS DISTRIBUTOR LIST
To Order Parts Under Warranty, please contact your local Empire dealer. See the dealer locator at www.empirecomfort.
com. To provide warranty service, your dealer will need your name and address, purchase date and serial number, and the
nature of the problem with the unit.
To Order Parts After the Warranty Period, please contact your dealer or one of the Master Parts Distributors listed below. This
list changes from time to time. For the current list, please click on the Master Parts button at www.empirecomfort.com.
Please note: Master Parts Distributors are independent businesses that stock the most commonly ordered Original Equipment repair parts for Heaters, Grills, and Fireplaces manufactured by Empire Comfort Systems Inc.
Dey Distributing
1401 Willow Lake Boulevard
Vadnais Heights, MN 55101
East Coast Energy Products
10 East Route 36
West Long Branch, NJ 07764
Phone: 651-490-9191
Toll Free: 800-397-1339
Website: www.deydistributing.com
Parts: Heater & Hearth
Phone: 732-870-8809
Toll Free: 800-755-8809
Fax: 732-870-8811
Website: www.eastcoastenergy.com
Parts: Heater & Hearth and Grills
Victor Division of F. W. Webb Company
200 Locust Street
Hartford, CT 06114
Phone: 860-722-2433
Toll Free: 800-243-9360
Fax: 860-293-0479
Toll Free Fax: 800-274-2004
Websites: www.fwwebb.com & www.victormfg.com
Parts: Heater & Hearth and Grills
HOW TO ORDER REPAIR PARTS
Parts Not Under Warranty
Parts can be ordered through your Service Person, Dealer, or a Master Parts Distributor. See this page for the Master Parts Distributors list. For best results, the service person or dealer should order parts through the distributor. Parts can be shipped directly to the
service person/dealer.
Warranty Parts
Warranty parts will need a proof of purchase and can be ordered by your Service Person or Dealer. Proof of purchase is required for
warranty parts.
All parts listed in the Parts List have a Part Number. When ordering parts, first obtain the Model Number and Serial Number from the
name plate on your equipment. Then determine the Part Number (not the Index Number) and the Description of each part from the following illustration and part list. Be sure to give all this information . . .
Appliance Model Number
Appliance Serial Number
Part Description
Part Number
Type of Gas (Propane or Natural)
Do not order bolts, screws, washers or nuts. They are standard hardware items and can be purchased at any local hardware store.
Shipments contingent upon strikes, fires and all causes beyond our control.
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Date
Dealer Name
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Service Performed/Notes
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EMPIRE
Comfort Systems
Empire Comfort Systems Inc.
918 Freeburg Ave. Belleville, IL 62220
If you have a general question about our products, please e-mail us at
info@empirecomfort.com.
If you have a service or repair question, please contact your dealer.
www.empirecomfort.com
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