Combustible wall finish materials and/or surround materials must not be allowed to encroach the area defined by the fireplace front face (black sheet metal). Never allow combustible materials to be positioned in front of or overlapping the fireplace face.
Reinstall any barrier removed before operating the fireplace. The barrier is designed to reduce the risk of burns from hot glass. Do not operate the fireplace without the barrier installed. All models must have a barrier installed prior to operation.
Millivolt fireplaces have a millivolt gas control valve with piezo ignition system. If a blower will be installed, electrical power must be provided at the time of fireplace installation. In millivolt systems, do NOT connect a wall switch to a 120 V power supply.
Electronic Ignition fireplaces are designed with an electronic intermittent pilot ignition system. External electrical power is required to operate these units. In the event of a power outage, four (4) AA batteries (in battery holder) provide backup power for fireplace operation (excluding the optional blower).
*Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) is the recognized U.S. rating system for the total efficiency of heating products.
Codes and Standards
These fireplaces comply with National Safety Standards and are tested and listed by PFS Corporation (Report No. F13-94) to ANSI Z21.88 (in Canada, CSA-2.33), and CAN/CGA-2.17-M91 in both USA and Canada, as vented gas fireplace heaters.
These fireplaces are listed for installation in bedrooms and manufactured homes.
The installation must conform to local codes or, in the absence of local codes, with the National Fuel Gas Code, ANSI Z223.1/NFPA 54—latest edition (In Canada, the current CAN/CGA-B149.1 installation code).
The fireplace, when installed, must be electrically grounded and wired in accordance with local codes or, in the absence of local codes, with the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70—latest edition, or the Canadian Electrical Code, CSA C22.1—latest edition.
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS
These fireplaces are approved for installation in the U.S. state of Massachusetts if the following additional requirements are met:
- Install this fireplace in accordance with Massachusetts Rules and Regulations 248 C.M.R..
- Installation and repair must be done by a plumber or gas fitter licensed in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
- The flexible gas line connector used shall not exceed 36” (914 mm) in length.
- The individual manual shutoff must be a T-handle type valve.
Massachusetts Horizontal Vent Requirements
In the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, horizontal terminations installed less than seven (7) ft above the finished grade must comply with the following additional requirements:
- A hard wired carbon monoxide detector with an alarm and battery back-up must be installed on the floor level where the gas fireplace is installed. The carbon monoxide detector must comply with NFPA 720, be ANSI/UL 2034 listed and be ISA certified.
- A metal or plastic identification plate must be permanently mounted to the exterior of the building at a minimum height of eight (8) ft above grade and be directly in line with the horizontal termination. The sign must read, in print size no less than one-half (1/2) inch in size, GAS VENT DIRECTLY BELOW. KEEP CLEAR OF ALL OBSTRUCTIONS.