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Installation Requirements; Tools And Parts; Location Requirements - Whirlpool WFCH Installation Instructions Manual

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These instructions are intended as a general guide only for use by
qualified persons and do not supersede any national or local
codes in any way. Compliance with all local, state, or national
codes pertaining to this type of equipment should be determined
prior to installation.
Read this entire instruction manual, as well as the instructions
supplied in separate equipment, before starting the installation.
The installation of the furnace, wiring, warm air ducts, venting,
etc. must conform to the requirements of the National Fire
Protection Association; the National Fuel Gas Code, ANSI
Z223.1/NFPA No. 54 (latest edition) and the National Electrical
Code, ANSI/NFPA No. 70 (latest edition) in the United States, and
any state laws, local ordinances (including plumbing or
wastewater codes), or local gas utility requirements. Local
authorities having jurisdiction should be consulted before
installation is made. Such applicable regulations or requirements
take precedence over the general instructions in this manual.
This furnace design is certified by CSA International as a
Category IV furnace in compliance with the latest edition of
American National Standard Z21.47/CSA Standard 2.3 for Gas-
Fired Central Furnaces, for operation with natural gas or propane.
Consult the rating plate on the furnace for gas type before

Tools and Parts

Assemble the required tools before starting installation. Read and
follow the instructions provided with any tools listed here.
Tools Needed:
Pipe wrench
Screw driver
Tape measure
Thread sealant
Parts Needed:
Check local codes and with gas supplier. Check existing gas
supply, electrical supply, and venting, and read "Duct Work
Requirements," "Electrical Requirements," "Gas Supply
Requirements" and "Venting Requirements" before purchasing
Parts Supplied
Flue pipe screen
¹⁄₂ in. Allen wrench
Non-corrosive leak check solution
Test gauge with ¹⁄₈ in. NPT
(for measuring gas supply pressure)

Location Requirements

Explosion Hazard
Keep flammable materials and vapors, such as
gasoline, away from furnace.
Place furnace so that burners are at least 18 inches
(46 cm) above the floor for a garage installation.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death,
explosion, or fire.
Explosion Hazard
Do not install this furnace in a mobile home.
Doing so can result in death, explosion, fire, or
carbon monoxide poisoning.
IMPORTANT: Do not use the furnace as a heater in a building
under construction. The furnace can be severely damaged due to
the abnormal environment caused by construction. Chlorides
from sources such as paint, stain, or varnish; tile and counter
cements; adhesives; and foam insulation are abundant in a
structure under construction and can be highly corrosive. Low
return air temperature can cause condensation in the furnace and
other damage that can shorten the life of the furnace.
The condensate drain on this furnace is incorporated within
the furnace and must be primed before start-up. The
condensate system must not be exposed to temperatures
under 32°F.
The furnace is suitable for installation in buildings
constructed on site. The furnace should be centralized in
respect to the heat distribution system as much as



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