Heatilator EC36 Installation & Operating Instructions Manual

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INSTALLATION & OPERATING
INSTRUCTIONS
EC36
EC39
EC42

WOODBURNING FIREPLACE

Note:
An arrow ( ) found in the text signifies change in content.
WARNING!
Improper installation, adjustment, alteration, service or maintenance can cause injury or property damage. Refer to this
manual. For assistance or additional information, consult a qualified installer, service agency or the gas supplier.
08/04
17339 Rev L
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  • Page 1: Woodburning Fireplace

    INSTALLATION & OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS EC36 EC39 EC42 WOODBURNING FIREPLACE Note: An arrow ( ) found in the text signifies change in content. WARNING! Improper installation, adjustment, alteration, service or maintenance can cause injury or property damage. Refer to this manual. For assistance or additional information, consult a qualified installer, service agency or the gas supplier.
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    EC SERIES INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS Table of Contents Design and Installation Considerations ..................3 A. Listings and Code Approvals ......................4 B. Description of the Fireplace System ....................4 C. Fireplace System Components ..................... 5 D. Pre-Installation Preparation ......................10 E. Chimney Requirements ....................... 12 F.
  • Page 3: Design And Installation Considerations

    EC SERIES INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS DESIGN AND INSTALLATION CONSIDERATIONS When selecting a location for your woodburning fireplace, it is important to evaluate a number of considerations. Modern construction techniques can create conditions that may not allow your chimney to draft properly. This may result in smoke spillage from your fireplace, as well as cause other combustion appliances to operate incorrectly.
  • Page 4: Listings And Code Approvals

    Underwriters Laboratories Inc. for installation inspections. If you need assistance during installation, and operation in the United States and Canada as described please contact your local dealer or the Heatilator Technical in this manual. Services Department, Hearth & Home Technologies Inc., This fireplace has been tested and listed for use with the 1915 W.
  • Page 5: Fireplace System Components

    EC SERIES INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS C. SYSTEM COMPONENTS 1. Fireplace Components Catalog # Description: Fireplace, includes integral grate and hearth protection strips Hearth Extension DM1036 DM1039 DM1042 Original Bifold Glass Doors - Black Finish DM1036B DM1039B DM1042B Original Bifold Glass Doors - Polished Brass Finish DM1036S DM1039S DM1042S...
  • Page 6: Fireplace Dimensions

    EC SERIES INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS Cat. # E/EC36 36 in. [914mm] 41 in. [1041mm] 25-1/4 in. [641mm] 12-5/8 in. [321mm] E/EC39 39 in. [991mm] 44 in. [1118mm] 28-1/4 in. [718mm] 14-1/8 in. [359mm] E/EC42 42 in. [1067mm] 47 in. [1194mm] 31-1/4 in. [794mm] 15-5/8 in. [397mm]...
  • Page 7 EC SERIES INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS 2. Chimney Components The following pictures show only those chimney components which may be safely used with this fireplace. Catalog # Description: CAK4A Chimney Air Kit Insulated Duct/Outside Air Uninsulated Duct/Outside Air SL306 Chimney Section - 6 in. long SL312 Chimney Section - 12 in.
  • Page 8 EC SERIES INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS Chimney Sections Catalog # SL306 6 in. 4-3/4 in. SL312 12 in. 10-3/4 in. SL330 - Offset/Return SL3 - Chimney Stabilizer SL318 18 in. 16-3/4 in. SL324 24 in. 22-3/4 in. SL336 36 in. 34-3/4 in. SL348 48 in.
  • Page 9 EC SERIES INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS ST375 Square LDS33 (3 ft x 3 ft) Termination Cap LDS46 (4 ft x 6 ft) Decorative Shroud TS345/TS345P Square Termination Cap TR344 Round Termination Cap TR342 Round Telescoping Termination Cap CT35 Chase Top CAK4A Chimney Air Kit 08/04 17339 Rev L...
  • Page 10: Pre-Installation Preparation

    Figures 3 and 4 show two typical installations assuming an outside air kit is being used. Therefore, an allowance must be made for 90-deg bends. Less space is required when ducting goes directly outside without forming elbows. Cat. # E/EC36 42 in. [1067mm] 45 in. [1143mm] E/EC39 45 in. [1143mm] 48 in. [1219mm] E/EC42 48 in.
  • Page 11 All required clearances to combustibles around the fireplace must be adhered to. Any framing across the top of the fireplace must be above the level of the top standoffs. Chimney sections at any level require a 2 in. minimum air space clearance between the framing and chimney section. Cat. # E/EC36 42 in. [1067mm] E/EC39 45 in. [1143mm] E/EC42 48 in.
  • Page 12: Chimney Requirements

    Figure 6. Short stub walls are also acceptable if they are contained within the shaded area. Cat. # E/EC36 36 in. [914mm] 41 in. [1041mm] E/EC39 39 in. [991mm] 44 in. [1118mm] E/EC42 42 in.
  • Page 13 EC SERIES INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS 1. Using Offsets and Returns To bypass any overhead obstructions, the chimney may be offset using a 15-deg or 30-deg offset/return. Perform the following steps to determine the correct chimney component combination for your particular installation. An offset and return may be attached together or a chimney section(s) may be used between an offset and return.
  • Page 14 EC SERIES INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS 2. Chimney Height Requirements (above roof line) Major building codes specify a minimum chimney height above the roof top. These specifications are summarized in what is known as the Ten Foot Rule. This rule states: “If the horizontal distance from the side of the chimney to the peak of the roof is 10 ft or less, the top of the chimney must be at least 2 ft above the peak of the roof, but never less than 3 ft in overall...
  • Page 15: Installation Of Fireplace

    EC SERIES INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS F. INSTALLATION OF FIREPLACE WARNING! Before starting, do the following: 1. Wear gloves and safety glasses for protection. 2. Keep hand tools in good condition. Sharpen cutting edges and make sure tool handles are secure. 3. Always maintain the minimum air space required to the enclosure to prevent fire. 1.
  • Page 16 EC SERIES INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS 4. Assemble Chimney Sections Attach either a straight chimney section or an offset to the top of the fireplace (depending on your installation requirement). Chimney sections are locked together by pushing downward until the top section meets the stop bead on the lower section.
  • Page 17 EC SERIES INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS 8. Secure Chimney System 6. Attic Insulation Shield When offsets and returns are joined to straight pipe An insulation shield should be installed when there sections, they must be locked into position with the is a possibility of insulation coming into contact with screws provided (outer only), using the predrilled holes.
  • Page 18 (TR344), a round telescoping termination cap (TR342) or a square termination cap (ST375/TS345/ TS345P). A chase installation must use a chase top. Chase tops are available from your Heatilator distributor. See page 22 for building a chase. 13. Install the Outside Air Kit...
  • Page 19 EC SERIES INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS 15. Complete the Enclosure Complete the fireplace enclosure, allowing space for outside air ducts and gas piping if desired. Electrical wiring should not come in contact with the fireplace. A minimum clearance of 1/2 in. must be maintained between the fireplace sides and the enclosure as well as the fireplace back and the enclosure.
  • Page 20 1/2 in. MICORE CV230, or a material with an equivalent insulation value. Cat. # E/EC36 52 in. [1321mm] 16 in. [406mm] E/EC39 52 in. [1321mm] 16 in. [406mm] E/EC42 66 in. [1676mm] 20 in. [508mm]...
  • Page 21 EC SERIES INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS 18. Position the Hearth Extension 19. Finishing Material Position and secure the hearth extension over the Do not install combustible materials over the black protective metal strips that have been placed partially face of the fireplace! This poses a safety hazard under the fireplace front.
  • Page 22: Constructing A Chase

    EC SERIES INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS G. CONSTRUCTING A CHASE 1. Materials A chase is a vertical boxlike enclosure built around the chimney and fireplace. A chase may be constructed for The chase is constructed using framing the fireplace and chimney or for the chimney only. It is most materials much the same as the walls in your commonly constructed on an outside wall.
  • Page 23 EC SERIES INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS 2. Chase Top Construct a chase of desired materials maintaining a minimum 2 in. air space around the chimney. 3. Termination Cap Install the chimney sections up through the chase enclosure. When using a TR344 round termination cap, the uppermost top section of pipe must extend 6 in.
  • Page 24 EC SERIES INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS For installations utilizing an ST375 square termination cap the last chimney section must not be more than 4-1/2 in. below the chase top. See Figure 24. For installation utilizing a TS345/TS345P Square Termination Cap, the uppermost chimney section must not be more than 3 in.
  • Page 25: Operating Instructions

    EC SERIES INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS H. OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS Note: Save and pass this instruction manual to subsequent home owners. The informa- tion provided is intended to notify and warn them about making unsafe future modifications such as the addition of shelves or the use of unauthorized parts and repairs. 1.
  • Page 26 EC SERIES INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS 4. Glass Doors 7. Wood Fuel Most efficient fireplace operation using glass doors is FIREWOOD: Your fireplace performance depends on with the doors open. When the doors are open, the the quality of the firewood you use. All seasoned wood, screen must be closed.
  • Page 27 EC SERIES INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS SEASONING: Seasoned firewood is nothing more than Note: The first three or four fires should be of mod- wood that is cut to size, split and air dried to a moisture erate size to allow the oils and binders to be burned content of around 20%.
  • Page 28 EC SERIES INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS Flue draft is measured as negative pressure in the If the fire is hard to start and smoke spills out of the chimney. The amount of negative pressure determines fireplace, or you find it difficult to establish and maintain how strong the draft is.
  • Page 29: Maintenance Instructions

    EC SERIES INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS I. MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS 1. Disposal of Ashes Ashes should be placed in a metal container with a WARNING! tight-fitting lid. The closed container of ashes should A chimney fire can permanently damage your be placed on a noncombustible floor or on the ground, chimney system.
  • Page 30 EC SERIES INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS HOMEOWNER’S NOTES 17339 Rev L 08/04...
  • Page 31: Index

    EC SERIES INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS INDEX Air Clearance 17, 19 Exhaust Products 10 Negative Air Pressure 27 Air Kit 6, 18 Noncombustible Material 21 Air Kit Handle Location 18 Noncombustible Sealant Material 21 Ashes, Disposal of 29 Fan Kit 5 Attic Insulation Shield 17 Fireplace Enclosure 19 Offsets/Returns 8, 13...
  • Page 32: Warranty

    Appliance or any component of the Appliance has been removed from the place of original installation. Obtain HHT’s consent to any warranty work before the work is done. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: If you would like information on current HEATILATOR products or want to locate a dealer in your area, call 1-800-927-6841.
  • Page 33 INSTALLATION & OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS WOODBURNING FIREPLACE Note: An arrow ( ) found in the text signifies change in content. WARNING! Improper installation, adjustment, alteration, service or maintenance can cause injury or property damage. Refer to this manual. For assistance or additional information, consult a qualified installer, service agency or the gas supplier. 08/04 17335 Rev L...
  • Page 34 E36/39/42 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS Table of Contents Design and Installation Considerations ................... 3 A. Listings and Code Approvals ......................4 B. Description of the Fireplace System ....................4 C. Fireplace System Components ...................... 5 D. Pre-Installation Preparation ......................10 E. Chimney Requirements ........................ 12 F.
  • Page 35: Design And Installation Considerations

    E36/39/42 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS DESIGN AND INSTALLATION CONSIDERATIONS When selecting a location for your woodburning fireplace, it is important to evaluate a number of considerations. Modern construction techniques can create conditions that may not allow your chimney to draft properly. This may result in smoke spillage from your fireplace, as well as cause other combustion appliances to operate incorrectly.
  • Page 36: Listings And Code Approvals

    Saunders St., Mt. Pleasant, Iowa 52641 (1-800-927-6841). optional components listed on page 5. These optional components may be purchased separately and installed Heatilator® is a registered trademark of Hearth & Home at a later date. However, installation of an outside air kit Technologies Inc.
  • Page 37: Fireplace System Components

    E36/39/42 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS C. SYSTEM COMPONENTS 1. Fireplace Components Catalog # Description: Fireplace, includes integral grate and hearth protection strips Hearth Extension DM1036 DM1039 DM1042 Original Bifold Glass Doors - Black Finish DM1036B DM1039B DM1042B Original Bifold Glass Doors - Polished Brass Finish DM1036S DM1039S DM1042S...
  • Page 38 E36/39/42 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS Cat # 36 in. 41 in. 25-1/4 in. 12-5/8 in. E/EC36 914 mm 1041 mm 641 mm 321 mm 39 in 44 in. 28-1/4 in. 14-1/8 in. E/EC39 991 mm 1118 mm 718 mm 359 mm 42 in.
  • Page 39 E36/39/42 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS 2. Chimney Components The following pictures show only those chimney components which may be safely used with this fireplace. Catalog # Description: CAK4A Chimney Air Kit Insulated Duct/Outside Air Uninsulated Duct/Outside Air SL306 Chimney Section - 6 in. long SL312 Chimney Section - 12 in.
  • Page 40 E36/39/42 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS Chimney Sections Catalog # SL306 6 in. 4-3/4 in. SL3 - Chimney Stabilizer SL312 12 in. 10-3/4 in. SL330 - Offset/Return SL318 18 in. 16-3/4 in. SL324 24 in. 22-3/4 in. SL336 36 in. 34-3/4 in. SL348 48 in.
  • Page 41 E36/39/42 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS ST375 Square LDS33 (3 ft x 3 ft) Termination Cap LDS46 (4 ft x 6 ft) Decorative Shroud TS345/TS345P Square Termination Cap TR344 Round Termination Cap TR342 Round Telescoping Termination Cap CT35 Chase Top CAK4A Chimney Air Kit 08/04 17335 Rev L...
  • Page 42: Pre-Installation Preparation

    Cat # Cat # 42 in 45 in. 42 in. 72-3/4 in. 36-3/8 in. 15-5/8 in. 51-3/8 in. E/EC36 E/EC36 1067 mm 1143 mm 1067 mm 1848 mm 924 mm 397 mm 1305 mm 45 in. 48 in.
  • Page 43 Chimney sections at any level require a 2 in. minimum air space clearance between the framing and chimney section. Cat # E/EC36 42 in. - 1067 mm E/EC39 45 in. - 1143 mm E/EC42 48 in.
  • Page 44: Chimney Requirements

    Figure 6. Short stub walls are also acceptable if they are contained within the shaded area. Cat # E/EC36 36 in. - 914 mm 41 in. - 1041 mm E/EC39 39 in.
  • Page 45 E36/39/42 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS 1. Using Offsets and Returns To bypass any overhead obstructions, the chimney may be offset using a 15-deg or a 30-deg offset/return. Perform the following steps to determine the correct chimney component combination for your particular installation. An offset and return may be attached together or a chimney section(s) may be used between an offset and return.
  • Page 46 E36/39/42 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS 2. Chimney Height Requirements (above roof line) Major building codes specify a minimum chimney height above the roof top. These specifications are summarized in what is known as the Ten Foot Rule. This rule states: “If the horizontal distance from the side of the chimney to the peak of the roof is 10 ft or less, the top of the chimney must be at least 2 ft above the peak of the roof, but never less than 3 ft in overall...
  • Page 47: Installation Of Fireplace

    E36/39/42 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS F. INSTALLATION OF FIREPLACE WARNING! Before starting, do the following: 1. Wear gloves and safety glasses for protection. 2. Keep hand tools in good condition. Sharpen cutting edges and make sure tool handles are secure. 3. Always maintain the minimum air space required to the enclosure to prevent fire. 1.
  • Page 48 E36/39/42 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS 4. Assemble Chimney Sections Attach either a straight chimney section or an offset to the top of the fireplace (depending on your installation requirement). Chimney sections are locked together by pushing downward until the top section meets the stop bead on the lower section. The inner flue is placed to the inside of the flue section below it.
  • Page 49 E36/39/42 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS 6. Attic Insulation Shield 8. Secure the Chimney System An insulation shield should be installed when there When offsets and returns are joined to straight pipe is a possibility of insulation coming into contact with sections, they must be locked into position with the the factory built chimney system.
  • Page 50 (ST375, TS345, or TS345P). A chase installation must use a chase top. Chase tops are available from your Heatilator distributor. See page 22 for building a chase. 13. Install the Outside Air Kit The outside air kit is available with this fireplace and its use is highly recommended to minimize the effects of negative pressure within the structure.
  • Page 51 E36/39/42 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS 15. Completion of the Enclosure Complete the fireplace enclosure, allowing space for outside air ducts and gas piping if desired. Electrical wiring should not come in contact with the fireplace. A minimum clearance of 1/2 in. must be maintained between the fireplace sides and the enclosure as well as the fireplace back and the enclosure.
  • Page 52 Field constructed hearth extensions should be constructed in accordance with the instructions in Figure 18. The field constructed hearth extension must be constructed from 1/2 in. MICORE CV230, or a material with an equivalent insulation value. Cat # 52 in. 16 in. E/EC36 1321 mm 406 mm 52 in. 16 in. E/EC39...
  • Page 53 E36/39/42 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS 18. Position the Hearth Extension 19. Finishing Material Position and secure the hearth extension over the Do not install combustible materials over the black protective metal strips that have been placed partially face of the fireplace! This poses a safety hazard and under the fireplace front.
  • Page 54: Constructing A Chase

    E36/39/42 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS G. CONSTRUCTING A CHASE 1. Materials A chase is a vertical boxlike enclosure built around the chimney and fireplace. A chase may be constructed for The chase is constructed using framing the fireplace and chimney or for the chimney only. It is most materials much the same as the walls in your commonly constructed on an outside wall.
  • Page 55 E36/39/42 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS 2. Chase Top Construct a chase of desired materials maintaining a minimum 2 in. air space around the chimney. 3. Termination Cap Install the chimney sections up through the chase enclosure. When using a TR344 round termination cap, the uppermost top section of pipe must extend 6 in.
  • Page 56 E36/39/42 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS For installations utilizing an ST375 square termination cap the last chimney section must not be more than 4-1/2 in. below the chase top. See Figure 24. For installation utilizing a TS345/TS345P Square Termination Cap, the uppermost chimney section must not be more than 3 in.
  • Page 57: Operating Instructions

    E36/39/42 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS H. OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS Note: Save and pass this instruction manual to subsequent home owners. The information provided is intended to notify and warn them about making unsafe future modifications such as the addition of shelves or the use of unauthorized parts and repairs. 1.
  • Page 58 E36/39/42 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS 4. Glass Doors 7. Wood Fuel Most efficient fireplace operation using glass doors FIREWOOD: Your fireplace performance depends on is with the doors open. When the doors are open, the the quality of the firewood you use. All seasoned wood, screen must be closed.
  • Page 59 E36/39/42 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS SEASONING: Seasoned firewood is nothing more Note: The first three or four fires should be of mod- than wood that is cut to size, split and air dried to a erate size to allow the oils and binders to be burned moisture content of around 20%.
  • Page 60 E36/39/42 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS Flue draft is measured as negative pressure in the If the fire is hard to start and smoke spills out of the chimney. The amount of negative pressure fireplace, or you find it difficult to establish and determines how strong the draft is.
  • Page 61: Maintenance Instructions

    E36/39/42 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS I. MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS 1. Disposal of Ashes WARNING! Ashes should be placed in a metal container with a tight-fitting lid. The closed container of ashes should A chimney fire can permanently damage your chim- be placed on a noncombustible floor or on the ground, ney system.
  • Page 62 E36/39/42 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS HOMEOWNER’S NOTES 17335 Rev L 07/04...
  • Page 63 E36/39/42 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS Index Offsets/Returns 8, 13 Air Clearance 17, 19 Fireplace Air Kit 6, 18 Outside Air 25 Enclosure 19 Outside Air Kit 6, 18 Ashes, Disposal of 29 Locations 10 Attic Insulation Shield 17 Overhead Obstructions 13 Firescreen 26 Firestop Spacer 8 Installation 16 Firewood 25, 26...
  • Page 64: Limited Warranty

    5. Obtain HHT’s consent to any warranty work before the work is done. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: If you would like information on current HEATILATOR products or want to locate a dealer in your area, call 1-800-927-6841. 2003 Heatilator is a Registered Trademark of Hearth & Home Technologies Inc.

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