Gas Control Valve
This furnace is equipped with a 24-volt gas control valve
controlled during the furnace operation by the integrated control
module. As shipped, the gas control valve is configured for
Natural gas. The gas control valve is field-convertible for use with
propane gas by replacing the regulator spring with a propane gas
spring from an appropriate manufacturer's propane gas
conversion kit. Taps for measuring the gas supply pressure and
manifold pressure are provided on the valve.
The gas control valve has a manual On/Off control located on the
gas control valve itself. This control may be set only to the On or
Refer to the lighting instructions label or see "Start-Up Procedure
and Adjustment" for use of this control during the start-up and
Gas Piping Connections
To avoid possible unsatisfactory operation or equipment
damage due to underfiring of equipment, use the proper
size of Natural/propane gas piping needed when running
pipe from the meter/tank to the furnace.
When sizing a trunk line, be sure to include all appliances which
will operate simultaneously when sizing a trunk line.
The gas piping supplying the furnace must be properly sized
based on the gas flow required, specific gravity of the gas and
the length of the run. The gas line installation must comply with
local codes, or in their absence, with the latest edition of the
National Fuel Gas Code, NFPA 54/ANSI Z223.1.
Natural Gas Capacity of Pipe—Cu ft of Gas Per Hour (CFH)
Nominal Black Pipe Size
Pressure 0.5 psig or less and pressure drop of 0.3" W.C.; based
on 0.60 specific gravity gas
Btu/h Furnace Input
Heating Value of Gas (Btu/cu ft
To connect the furnace to the building's gas piping, the installer
must supply a ground joint union, drip leg, manual shutoff valve
and line and fittings to connect to the gas control valve. In some
cases, the installer may also need to supply a transition piece
from ¹⁄₂" (1.3 cm) pipe to a larger pipe size.
The following stipulations apply when connecting gas piping.
Refer to "Gas Piping Connections" illustrations for typical gas line
connections to the furnace.
Use black iron or steel pipe and fittings for building piping.
Where possible, use new pipe that is properly chamfered,
reamed and free of burrs and chips.
NOTE: If old pipe is used, be sure it is clean and free of rust,
scale, burrs, chips and old pipe joint compound.
Use pipe joint compound (pipe dope) on male threads only.
Always use pipe joint compound (pipe dope) that is approved
for all gases.
NOTE: Do not apply compound to the first 2 threads.
Use ground joint unions.
Install a drip leg to trap dirt and moisture before it can enter
the gas control valve. The drip leg must be a minimum of 3"
(7.6 cm) long.
Install a ¹⁄₈" NPT pipe plug fitting, accessible for test gage
connection, immediately upstream of the gas supply
connection to the furnace.
Always use a backup wrench when making the connection to
the gas control valve to keep it from turning.
NOTE: The orientation of the gas control valve on the
manifold must be maintained as shipped from the factory.
Maximum torque for the gas control valve connection is
NOTE: Excessive overtightening may damage the gas control
Install a manual shutoff valve between the gas meter and the
furnace within 6 ft (1.8 m) of the furnace.
If a union is installed, the union must be downstream of the
manual shutoff valve, between the shutoff valve and the
Tighten all joints securely.
Connect the furnace to the building piping by one of the
1. Rigid metallic pipe and fittings.
2. Semirigid metallic tubing and metallic fittings.
NOTE: Aluminum alloy tubing must not be used in exterior
locations. In order to seal the grommet cabinet penetration,
rigid pipe must be used to reach the outside of the cabinet. A
semirigid connector to the gas piping may be used from
Use UL Listed/CSA approved gas appliance connectors in
accordance with their instructions.
Gas connectors must be fully in the same room as the
Protect gas connectors and semirigid tubing against physical
and thermal damage when installed.
Ensure aluminum alloy tubing and connectors are coated to
protect against external corrosion when in contact with
masonry, plaster, insulation or subjected to repeated wetting
by liquids such as water (except rain water), detergents or