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APPLIANCE DATA

Gas Group                                LPG
Operating pressure                   28mbar
Max heat output                        7.5kw
Ignition                                      Piezo spark
Max gas consumption               480 grams per hour

 

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

 

Preliminary notes before installation

This appliance is a fuel-less, flame effect wall mounted gas fire. It provides radiant and convected warmth efficiently and safely.

The appliance incorporates an Oxygen Depletion System. It must not be adjusted or put out of operation. If replaced then manufacturers original parts must be used.

This appliance must be installed in accordance with the rules in force and only used in a sufficiently ventilated space for the efficient performance of the appliance and for the safety of the occupants of the area. A minimum room size of 35 cubic meters is required for this appliance, this volume may include adjacent spaces but these spaces must not be separated by a door. This appliance is factory set for operation on the gas type (LPG), and at the pressure stated on the appliance data label.

The appliance may only be installed by a registered LP gas installer.
Note that if the guarantee card is not signed by yourself and the installer and returned to the manufacturer, the product guarantee is invalid.

The appliance must be installed in accordance with the requirements of SANS 10087-1 and any local bylaws of the local municipal area.

On initial light up of a new appliance , the ‘newness’ will burn off within the first couple of days of operation depending on the amount of hours the unit will be running. During this period some smoke may be emitted from the unit, this should be no cause for concern. Accordingly, the room should be well ventilated with all windows and doors open during this period.

Read all these instructions before commencing installation.

 

1.0 INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS

If the appliance is to be sited near a disused natural draught flue it is recommended that the old flue should be partially sealed off to prevent draughts, however some ventilation will be required to prevent condensation.

The appliance is designed to be wall mounted. It is possible to install the appliance onto certain types of combustible materials – see section entitled ‘clearances to combustible materials’.

2.0 ROOM SIZING

The room size should be a minimum of 35 cubic meters to allow adequate circulation of air and ensure the correct operation of the fireplace. This volume may include adjacent spaces but these spaces must not be separated by a door. To calculate a room size in cubic meters, times the length x width x ceiling height.

 

2.1 VENTILATION

This is a vent-free appliance and is specifically designed for use without a flue to the outside.

The minimum volume of the room is 35 cubic meters. To calculate this area multiply the length x width x height (dimensions in meters) to obtain the total volume of the room in cubic meters. If there is an open plan layout between two adjoining rooms (no door between the rooms) then the volume of both rooms may be added together for the purpose of the calculation.

A window that can be opened or an equivalent is required. The requirements of other flued appliances operating in the same room or space must be taken into consideration when assessing ventilation.

Ventilation fitted under, or within immediate vicinity (500mm) of the appliance must not be used as it may adversely effect performance of the ODS (Oxygen Depletion System).
Add the heat input of all the appliances together to establish the minimum allowable room volume without the need for permanent free air ventilation. If the total heat input is greater than 0,37MJ per cubic meter, then permanent free air ventilation of not less than 13 square centimeters per MJ shall be provided.
There shall be an unrestricted ventilation provision at both floor and ceiling levels of a total area of not less than 3 airbricks at split levels (ceiling and floor).
 These openings shall be directly to the outside. Grid type air bricks or metal grilles are suitable for this purpose.
The ceiling level airbricks should be on adjacent or opposite walls to the floor level bricks. It is acceptable however for one wall to have an airbrick at both floor and ceiling levels providing that the other airbricks follow the above requirement.
The position of the ventilation openings should be within 300mm of the floor and the ceiling. Never block ventilation openings or cover them with heavy curtains etc. as this will prevent or restrict the free flow of fresh combustion and ventilation air. Vent-free fireplaces add moisture to a room. Installing and using such appliance without sufficient through ventilation is not only dangerous but may cause mildew. The formation of mildew is a clear sign that there is insufficient through ventilation.

 

3.0 COMPONENT CHECKLIST

QUANTITY  DESCRIPTION
(x1) Firebox and burner assembly
(x1) Set of manufacturers’ instructions
(x1) Glass fascia panel assembly
(x1) Rear insulation panel (slid onto outer back wall of appliance)
(x2) Spacers for fixing screws to pass through between unit and rear wall
(x1) Heat sink to fit above unit
(x2) 3.8mm screws and plugs to fit the heat sink
(x2) 8x75mm Coach screws with plugs to fit the unit
(x1) 3mm Allen key
(x1) 4mm Allen key
(x4) 8mm Washers

 

4.0 GAS SUPPLY ROUTES

There are four possible entry points for the gas supply pipe work to enter the appliance firebox. These entry points are ‘knockout’ type holes.

Non-concealed gas connections may be made using the entry point in the bottom and side of the firebox. A concealed gas connection may be made using the two ‘knockout’ holes in lower back of the firebox. Select the most appropriate entry point and knock out the relevant hole with a sharp tap from a hammer.

If a concealed gas connection is to be made, the supply pipe should always be sleeved through walls and floors using the shortest possible route.
Prior to chasing a solid wall, an inspection should be made to note the proximity of any cables or sockets which may already be buried. Joints should be kept to a minimum. The pipe work installation must be tested for leak tightness before any of the pipe work is buried.

 

5.0 FIXING THE APPLIANCE

Remove any protective coverings from the decorative surface of the appliance.

After having selected the final mounting position of the appliance (taking into account the site requirements as specified in section 4 of these instructions, the integrity of the wall, and the feasibility of the proposed supply pipe routing) the firebox of the appliance may be secured to the wall.

Ensure that the rear insulation panel is in its proper position on the outer back wall of the appliance.

Mark the positions of the mounting holes on the back wall of the appliance accordingly onto the wall. If the appliance is to be mounted on the inner skin of a conventional cavity wall, or solid wall, drill four holes using a 10mm masonry bit. Insert the wall plugs. Place the 2 spacers between the unit and the wall so that the holes for the mounting screws align. Use the (x4) 8mm coach screws and washers to fasten the appliance to the wall, make sure not to tighten the coach screws to tight (it should just grip the metal).

The heat sink plate should now be fixed above the unit on the wall. Mark a horizontal line 175mm  above the shoulder of the appliance (the flat surface to which the top reflector is attached). Drill two holes corresponding with that in the rear downturn of the heat sink so that the two screws can hook into the slots provided.

If the appliance is to be mounted on a dry-lined wall or a timber framed construction wall then special cavity screw fixings will be required. These should be constructed from metal and not plastic.
If a concealed gas connection is to be made, ensure the gas supply pipe is in its permanent position and can enter the appliance in the correct position when the appliance is hung on the wall.

 

5.2 CHECKING THE BURNER

The gap between the spark electrode and the pilot should be 3mm - 5mm to produce good spark. There should be no need to adjust this. If under any circumstances the piezoelectric spark fails, the pilot can be lit manually (follow steps in 7.1 checking the burner to get to the piezo ignitor)

 

6.0 OPERATING THE APPLIANCE

Ensure that the gas supply line is purged of air before lighting the appliance for the first time. This will avoid problems with maintaining the pilot flame prior to igniting the main burner.

The pilot is visible behind the right hand side of the burner. The control knob (valve) is located on the lower right-hand side of the outer box. It is of a spherical design and is marked as follows, OFF, SPARK, PILOT, LOW and HIGH.

Push in and turn the control knob in an anti clockwise direction to the SPARK position and hold for a few seconds.

Continue turning anticlockwise through the spark click to the pilot light position, ensuring the pilot has lit. If not, return the knob clockwise, and repeat.

When the pilot lights after the spark, keep the knob depressed for approximately ten seconds.

Now release the knob and the pilot should stay alight. If the pilot is extinguished during use, wait three minutes before repeating the ignition procedure.

To achieve the HIGH setting, push the control knob in slightly and continue turning anticlockwise to the HIGH position. The main burner should light after a few seconds. To decrease the setting to LOW, turn the control knob clockwise to the LOW position.

To return to the PILOT position from the HIGH or LOW positions, press the control knob in, and return to the pilot position and release.

To turn the fire OFF, keep the knob pressed in, return to the OFF position and release.