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Storage & Maintenance; Lighting Instructions - Craftsman CMXEHAP60VGFA Instruction Manual

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Fig. C
If a leak is found, turn off the gas supply, and re-connect
the leaking connection. If the leak persists after several
tries, contact CRAFTSMAN at 1-888-331-4569.
The installation of this heater must meet all local codes
and/or gas utility requirements. In the absence of local
codes, the National Fuel Code ANSI Z223.1/NFPA 54
should be followed.
The minimum clearances to any combustible
construction materials must be maintained at all times
(see Page 2).
Inspect the heater before each use, and at least
annually by a qualified service person.

Lighting Instructions

Starting the Heater (Ignition)
1. Connect the heater to a three prong (grounded)
power source. You must use a three prong (grounded)
extension cord that is at least 6 feet long is a minimum
of 14 AWG rating.
2. Connect heater to a proper LP cylinder.
3. Turn gas control knob CLOCKWISE to off position.
4. Wait five (5) minutes for any gas to clear. Smell for gas, if
you do not smell gas, go to step 5.
5. Turn gas supply ON by turning the LP cylinder valve
6. Push in and turn gas control knob COUNTERCLOCKWISE
to 1 position. This will light the burner. If needed, keep
pressing control knob until the burner lights, and keep
pressing and turning from "O" (OFF) to 1 on Piezo
electric spark models (see Figure D).
7. Keep the gas control knob depressed for at least 30
seconds after lighting the burner. After 30 seconds,
release the control knob.
8. If the burner doesn't stay lit, repeat lighting procedures.
9. When burner stays lit, turn gas control knob
COUNTERCLOCKWISE to desired setting.
Shutdown Instructions
To Shut Off the Heater:
1. Turn gas control knob CLOCKWISE to
"O" (OFF) position (see Figure D).
2. Turn gas supply OFF by turning the LP cylinder valve
CLOCKWISE to close.
3. Disconnect the power cord.
Test Firing the Heater
Test fire your construction heater following the lighting
instructions applicable to the gas control system employed.
Leak test all gas connections with 50/50 soap and water
solution prior to start-up. Soap bubbles indicate a gas leak.
DO NOT use a match or flame to test for gas leaks.
NOTE: Heater surface temperature must be cold before
initiating service, cleaning, or storage.

DANGER: Carbon monoxide poisoning may lead to

DANGER: Not for use in residential living areas or in
non-adequately ventilated enclosed spaces.
Risk of indoor air pollution and Carbon Monoxide
Poisoning. Use heater only in well ventilated areas.
Refer to Safety Information on pages 2-3 for
information about Carbon Monoxide Poisoning.
ALWAYS provide a fresh air opening in the heated space
of at least three square feet (2,800 sq. cm) for each
100,000 BTU / Hr (29 kW). of heater output. Provide a
larger opening if more heaters are being used.
Always disconnect the heater from the LP cylinder before
putting the heater into storage. If for any reason the heater
is to be stored indoors, the tank MUST be disconnected
from the LP cylinder, and the cylinder stored outdoors in
a well-ventilated area, out of the reach of children, and in
accordance with the Standard for Storage and Handling of
Petroleum Gases, ANSI/NFPA 58 - latest edition and Natural
Gas and Propane Installation Code, CSA B149.1. The plastic
valve plug or valve cover supplied with the cylinder must be
re-installed on the valve to protect the fitting from damage.
NOTE: Installation and repair of this heater should be done
by a qualified service person.
ALWAYS be sure to follow proper maintenance procedures.
This should include cleaning the inside of the heater once a
month and checking the spark gap at least once a heating
season. Re-gap the terminals to 0.160" (4mm).

DANGER: Never store an LP cylinder inside of
a building or near any other gas or oil burning
Fig. D
Valve Knob
1.8 ft
1670 cm

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