Fig. 3 - Vent Adaptor for High Altitude Canadian
WARNING: Failure TO INCREASE THE VENT SIZE
TO SIX INCHES AND/or assure that the manifold pressure
is set to proper value listed for applications at high altitudes
will cause unsafe venting, asphyxiation, and will void CSA
GAS CONNECTIONS and Gas Regulator
NOTE: The Aquastar 125 B is supplied with a gas
pressure regulator that must be installed on the heater
before attaching the gas supply line. See figure 4.
Failure to install the gas regulator as shown in figure
4 will be a violation of CSA certification of the unit.
The regulator supplied with the heater is preset for
the gas shown on the rating plate to the correct
pressure. It is an appliance level regulator designed
for (low inlet) pressure (less than 1/2 Psig or 15" W.C.)
DO NOT connect to an unregulated or high pressure
propane line or to a high pressure commercial natural
Fig. 4 - Installation of Gas Pressure Regulator
The pressure regulator provided with the heater is adjusted
to deliver the proper gas pressure (as indicated on the
rating plate and in the manual for altitude up to 2000 feet
(660 meters) above sea level. On appliances being installed
above 2000 ft (660 meters) elevation, the inlet gas pressure
should be set at installation to the value shown below.
NOTE: The gas pressures specified below refer to
pressures taken at the pressure tap on the gas inlet
pipe just above the regulator (See Fig 4).
5" X 6" ADAPTOR
USED ON HIGH ALTITUDE
GAS INLET PIPE
PLASTIC VENT CAP
(with directional arrow on
reverse side pointing
These readings should be taken while the heater is
operating at full input — i.e. maximum water flow
with the temperature dial selector turned all the way
MAXIMUM INLET GAS FLOW PRESSURE SETTING
0' - 2.000 ft
2.000 ft - 4.500 ft
Above 4.500 ft consult your local gas supplier.
GAS LINE SIZING
-It is strongly recommended that the Natural Gas pipe
be Black Iron pipe the entire distance from the outside
meter to the inlet of the Aquastar regulator. 1/2" Black
Iron pipe up to 10 feet, 3/4" Black Iron pipe up to 40
feet and 1" Black Iron pipe up to 150 feet distances.
Flex line tubing is NOT recommended, but if used
then oversize it.
-It is strongly recommended that the LP Gas pipe be
semi-rigid copper or Black Iron pipe from the outside
regulator to the inlet of the Aquastar regulator. For
semi-rigid copper piping: 5/8" up to 20 feet and 3/4"
up to 60 feet distances. For Black Iron piping: 1/2 " up
to 45 feet and 3/4" up to 160 feet distances. Flex line
tubing is NOT recommended, but if used then oversize
THESE FIGURES ARE FOR AQUASTAR SUPPLY ONLY,
ALL OTHER APPLIANCES IN THE BUILDING WILL NEED
TO BE INCLUDED IN THE PIPE SIZING.
National Fuel Gas Code requires that a sediment trap (drip
leg) be installed on gas appliances not so equipped. The
drip leg must be accessible and not subject to freezing
conditions. Install in accordance with the recommendations
of the serving gas supplier.
WARNING: The heater must be disconnected from
the gas supply piping system during any pressure testing
of that system at test pressures in excess of 0.5 psig.
The water heater must be isolated from the gas supply
piping system by closing the manual shutoff valve during
any pressure testing of the gas supply piping system at
test pressures equal to or more than 0.5 psig.
The water heater, including the pressure regulator provided
with it, must not be operated at gas supply pressures in
excess of 0.5 psig. If overpressure has occurred, such as
through improper testing of the gas lines or malfunction of
the supply system, the gas valve and regulator must be
checked for safe operation. Make sure that the regulator
vent is protected against blockage.
When your connections are made, check for gas leaks at
all joints (not just the ones you made). Apply some soapy
water to all gas fittings and gas valve. Soap bubbles are
a sign of a leak.
NOTE: Do not apply soap solution to pilot filter screen or
pilot orifice area. If you have a leak, shut off the gas. After
verifying that required gaskets are in place, tighten
appropriate fittings to stop leak. Turn the gas on and check
again with a soapy solution. Never test for gas leaks using
a match or flame.