Brief Installation Guide


All units:

Clearances to combustible surfaces should be those given in our installation manuals. Rear clearance is generally 15" (7" with protection). A fireproof hearth area must be provided underneath the unit and extending out 18" from the unit, or again as provided by local building codes for woodstoves.

Four screws attach the blower, two mount the bonnet control. Two connectors attach the blower to the wiring harness. Glass is easily installed and spring loaded by the glass screen provided.

The chimney must be CLASS A (rated for ALL FUELS). Either masonry (brick) or prefab (metal) are acceptable. Long horizontal runs of smoke pipe and multiple elbows should be avoided.

The 8" x 16" heat outlet may either be capped off or connected into a house duct system. Guidelines for joining either the "warm air ducts" or the "cold air returns" are in the installation manual.

All Models EXCEPT B-3C and other C models:

Castable firebrick is mixed with a little water and dumped in the bottom of the firebox (like concrete). It sets up over night.

B-3C, and other C-Models ONLY:

A masonry (firebrick) base is required to set the unit on. The base acts as the lower half of the firebox. Z-brick or similar material may be used to veneer or face the outer surfaces. The unit is set on the base and sealed to it. The dimensions of the base are relatively optional as long as it adequately supports the unit's weight and has a pit depth of at least 9".

F-9A models ONLY:

The door frame assembly is offset 4" from the unit so one thickness of facebrick may be used for facing the unit. In this case a conventional lintel is required. If lighter facing is used, a lintel may not be necessary. A prefab chimney can be built right above the unit, but masonry chimneys should either bridge the unit, or be erected against the back of the unit with a corrosion-proof (stainless) smokepipe joining it.

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The blower and ducting will be hidden behind the facing of the fireplace. The blower could be remotely located in some other room (or basement) for easier access for maintenance.

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