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INSTALLATION AND USER INSTRUCTIONS

All instructions must be handed to user for safekeeping

Revision B - 11/09

Country(s) of destination - GB/IE

AFINA

CONVECTOR GAS FIRE

CK Fires Ltd. 1 Stour House, Clifford Park, Clifford Road, 

Stratford Upon Avon, CV37 8HW

Tel : 01789 290 999  Fax : 01789 290 998




INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

Preliminary Notes Before Installation

This appliance is an Inset Live Fuel Effect appliance which provides radiant

warmth utilising the latest type burner technology.

The fire is designed to fit various types of fireplaces and natural draught flues as

listed in the Installation Requirements.

The appliance must be installed by a competent person in accordance with

Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998. It is strongly recommended

that a Gas Safe registered engineer be used for this purpose.

Read all these instructions before commencing installation.

This appliance must be installed in accordance with the rules in force and only

used in a sufficiently ventilated space.

The appliance is designed for installation on to a non-combustible hearth of at

least 300mm depth.

This appliance is factory set for operation on the gas type, and at the pressure

stated on the appliance data plate.




IMPORTANT NOTES

This fire is an Inset Live Fuel Effect Gas Fire providing radiant warmth. It is designed to operate on Natural Gas

only. See Data Plate on appliance.

It is the LAW that all gas appliances and fittings are installed by a competent person (such as a Gas Safe regis-

tered fitter) and in accordance with the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998, the relevant British

Standards for Installation, Codes of Practice and in accordance with the Manufacturers’ Instructions. The

installation shall also be carried out  in accordance with the following regulations:

The Building Regulations issued by the Department of the Environment, the Building Standards (Scotland)

(Consolidation) Regulations issued by the Scottish Development Department.

BS 5871 part 2

BS 5440 part 1

BS 8303


BS 1251

BS 6891


BS 6461 part 1

Failure to comply with these regulations could lead to prosecution and deem the warranty invalid.

This appliance must be installed in accordance with the rules in force and used only in a sufficiently ventilated

space. Consult all instructions before installation and use of this appliance. This appliance is intended for deco-

rative purposes.

This appliance is free from any asbestos material. Refractories and coal bed are constructed from ceramic fibre.

Note : Slide control models only

This appliance features a battery-operated slide control system, and under normal usage will need new batteries

approximately every twelve months.

Requirements - 1 x ‘PP3’ type (9 volt)

Refer to the appropriate section of these instructions for details of how to change the battery.

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Contents


Important Notes

Appliance Data

Installation Requirements

Site Requirements

Debris Collection Space

Ventilation

Flue Boxes

Unpacking the Appliance

Component Checklist

Preparing the Appliance

Preparing the Opening

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Contents


Gas Supply

Fitting the Firebox

Cable Fixing

Gas Connection

Fuel Bed Layout (coal versions)

Fuel Bed Layout (pebble versions)

Replacing the battery (slide control models)

Fitting Fireframe and Front

Testing & Commissioning

Operating the fire (manual control)

Operating the fire (silde control)

Servicing

Troubleshooting Guide

User’s Instructions

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Note - For Republic of Ireland, reference



should be made to the relevant standards

governing installation, particularly in regard

to flue sizing and ventilation. See IS813,

ICP3, IS327 and any other rules in force.

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2009 CK Fires Ltd.



Please note : Except where otherwise stated, all rights, including copyright in the text, images and layout of this

booklet is owned by CK Fires Ltd.  You are not permitted to copy or adapt any of the content without the prior

written permission of CK Fires Ltd. 



INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS

This appliance MUST NOT be installed into a room containing a bath or shower, or where steam may be

present. The fire has been designed to fit into a builders’ opening or fireplace conforming to BS 1251 (and meet-

ing certain dimensional requirements), or a suitable flue box complying with the constructional requirements of

BS 715. The flue box must be installed onto a suitable non-combustible insulating surface at least 12mm thick,

covering the entire base are of the box.

The flue must have an effective height of at least three meters, as measured from the hearth to the top of the flue.

Any flue damper plates or restrictors should be removed and no other restriction fitted to the flue. Where removal

is not practical, the restriction must be fixed in the fully open position.

A natural draught flue system is required, and if previously used for solid fuel or oil burning, the flue and chimney

must be swept prior to appliance installation. The flue must be checked before installation by using a smoke pel-

let or similar to ensure proper draw and that leakage is not evident at any joints. Repair and re-test as necessary

before the appliance is installed.

The flue must be connected to only one fireplace, and the flue must not vent more than one appliance (i.e. not

shared with a gas back boiler). There must be no opening in the flue apart from the one that the appliance is

installed into, and the one venting the gases into the air. A suitable terminal may be fitted, such as class GC1, as

regulations allow.

This appliance has been tested for use with circular flues of a minimum internal diameter of 125mm.

This appliance is suitable for use with a “lightweight” surround and back panel of 150oc minimum rating.

SITE REQUIREMENTS

The fireplace opening should be inspected and repairs made where necessary. Any chair brick or fireback may

be left in place, providing that the dimensional requirements for debris collection and spigot clearance are met.

The opening WIDTH and HEIGHT dimensions should be between 390mm and 440mm wide, and 545mm (see

note below) to 575mm high.

Opening DEPTH should be 270mm or greater for a clay/cement lined flue which is new, unused, or previously

used only with a gas appliance. DEPTH should be 310mm or greater for a flue which has been used for solid fuel

of oil burning appliances. Opening DEPTHS include any plaster or infill panels which form part of the installation.

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APPLIANCE DATA

Manual Control Version

Slide Control Version

Gas Group

G20 Natural Gas CAT I2H

G20 Natural Gas CAT I2H

Inlet Pressure

20 mbar (+/- 2.0mbar)

20 mbar (+/- 2.0mbar)

Max Energy Input (gross)

6.8 kW

6.8 kW


Min Energy Input (gross)

3.5 kW


3.5 kW

Pilot Energy Input (gross)

166 W

166 W


Setting Pressure (cold)

15.8 mbar (+/- 1.5mbar)

14.5 mbar (+/- 1.5mbar)

Main Injector Burner

Stereo size 81/Bray cat. 82/420

Stereo size 82

Gas Inlet Connection

8mm Inlet Restrictor Elbow

8mm Inlet Restrictor Elbow

Gas Control Valve

Dungs BM 733/NGC 6802D

Teddington TESA 3173/001

Ignition

Integral Piezo spark

Integral Piezo spark

Spark Gap

3.5 to 4.5mm

3.5 to 4.5mm

Weight

25 Kg


25 Kg

Please see Data Badge affixed to appliance for current data.

This appliance is for use only with the gas type, and at the pressure stated on the appliance

Data Badge, and is for decorative purposes.

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SITE REQUIREMENTS (continued)

This appliance required a natural draught flue system which may be one of the following;

225mm x 225mm (9in x 9in) brick or stone.

125mm (5in) minimum diameter lined brick or stone.

125mm (5in) minimum diameter twin wall flue conforming to BS 715.

Any existing under grate draught device must be sealed off.

The opening wall must be non-combustible and have adequate flat surface for appliance sealing.

The appliance requires a hearth with non-combustible surface of at least 12mm thick. The top surface must be at

least 50mm above the surrounding floor level, or be surrounded by a raised edge or fender 50mm high.

To enable the products of combustion to be cleared properly up the flue, the outlet at the back of the appliance

must have a minimum 50mm clearance between it and the back wall of the opening or other obstruction. The

area immediately above the outlet must form a smooth path into the flue.

Any type of fire surround used with this appliance must be adequately sealed to the wall and floor.

A combustible shelf may be fixed to the wall above the fire, providing that it complies with the dimensions given

below.

A non-combustible shelf may be fitted to within 10mm of the top edge of the fireframe.



Combustible materials, such as wood, may be fitted to within 100mm (4in) of either side of the frame of the

appliance, providing the forward projection does not exceed 100mm (4in). Any combustible side walls must be

at least 500mm to the side of the radiant heat source. As with all heating appliances, any decorations, soft fur-

nishings, and wall coverings (i.e. flock, blown vinyl and embossed paper) positioned too close to the appliance

may discolour or scorch.

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X

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A. Opening height: 545mm



min/575 mm max.

B. Opening width: 390mm

min/440mm max.

C. Mounting depth: 250mm

D. Hearth must extend minimum

of 150mm either side of the

opening.

E. Hearth must extend minimum

of 300mm in front of the opening.

F. Non-combustible hearth must

be a minimum of 50mm in height,

or be surrounded by 50mm high

fender.

G. 470mm, this area must be flat



and vertical to ensure a good seal.

H. 585mm, this area must be flat

and vertical to ensure a good seal.

X. Debris collection space - See

section 4.1 on following page.

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Maximum depth of shelf                          Minimum distance from finished hearth

surface to underside of shelf

100mm (4in)

745mm (29 

1/4 

in)


150mm (6in)

845mm (33 

1/4 

in)


203mm (8in)

895mm (35 

1/4

in)


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DEBRIS COLLECTION SPACE

The mounting depth of this appliance is 250mm. In accordance with BS 5871, minimum debris collection vol-

umes are required behind the installed appliance. These are shown below, and as Dimension X on the fireplace

diagram on the previous page.

CLAY/CEMENT LINED OR BLOCK FLUE WHICH IS NEW, UNUSED, OR PREVIOUSLY ONLY BEEN USED WITH A GAS FIRE.

X Dimension = 20mm

UNLINED FLUE OR CHIMNEY WHICH HAS BEEN USED FOR SOLID FUEL OR OIL BURNING APPLIANCES.

X Dimension = 60mm

VENTILATION

No purpose provided ventilation is normally required for this appliance. The requirements of other appliances

operating in the same room or space must be taken into consideration when assessing ventilation.

If spillage is detected when commissioning the appliance then amongst other problems there may be insufficient

natural ventilation for the correct operation of the flue. This is potentially a greater problem should the property

be of modern nature. If the appliance does not spill with windows open but does with windows closed, this

proves that lack of ventilation is the problem, if not, it will be the flue at fault. Installation of an air brick is the best

solution to lack of ventilation. Any ventilation fitted must comply with BS 5871 part 2 and BS 5440 part 2.

Ventilation located underneath or within the immediate vicinity of the appliance MUST NOT be used as it may

adversely affect the performance of the O.D.S. system.

Spillage detected during commissioning is almost always a result of poor flue performance, which cannot be cor-

rected by any amount of ventilation.

For Republic of Ireland ventilation may be required, see IS 813, ICP3, IS 327, and any other rules in force.

PREFABRICATED FLUE BOXES

This appliance can be fitted into a number of proprietory flue boxes, provided that the minimum dimensions

given in the diagram below are complied with. The flue outlet of the fire must not obscure the flue outlet from

the flue box. A smooth path into the flue must exist.

Constructional Note: The frame of the fire, any back panel or other infill panel, and the flue box must be sealed

together so that there is no possibility of leakage between them. Adequate clearances to combustible materials

(e.g. false chimney breast construction) must be maintained.

The manufacturers’ instructions for the fitting of the prefabricated flue box shall be complied with at all times..

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125mm min internal dia

twin wall flue tube

270mm min depth

395 mm min

opening width

545mm min

opening height

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PREFABRICATED FLUE BOXES (continued)

Some flue boxes may require minor adaption when fitting the fire using the cable fixing kit.

The firebox, base of the flue box, and the hearth may be drilled to allow plugs and screws to secure installation.

It is important that the sealing requirements of the appliance are met at all times and that the flue box is well

sealed to any back or infill panel.

Note: The DEPTH dimensions shown are inclusive of any back or infill panels.

UNPACKING THE APPLIANCE

Stand the carton right way up, cut the strapping bands and remove the top end cap. Read all the instructions

before continuing to unpack or install this appliance.

Remove the boxes containing the firefront and the ceramics. Remove the cardboard packing pieces, and any bags

containing other fittings or parts.

When all loose parts have been removed, the outer sleeve may be lifted off to reveal the appliance.

Check that the components supplied correlate with the checklist given in section 7.1.

Please dispose of the packaging materials at your local recycling centre.

COMPONENT CHECKLIST

QUANTITY


DESCRIPTION

1

Firebox and burner tray assembly.



1

Decorative frame, one of several finishes.

1

Firefront with separate ashpan cover, one of several designs and finishes.



1

Moulded ceramic fibre combustion matrix.

16

Individual ceramic coals (coal effect option only)



16

Individual ceramic pebbles (pebble effect option only)

1

Moulded ceramic front coal (coal effect option only)



1

Moulded ceramic front pebble strip (pebble effect option only)

1

Set of manufacturers instructions.



1

Cable fixing kit comprising; 2 cables, 2 tensioners, 2 clamps, 4 fixing eyes, 4 fibre rawl plugs.

1

Self tapping screw pack



3

Lengths of self adhesive sealing strip.

1

Rubber grommet.



PREPARING THE APPLIANCE

Note: Ensure that the gas supply is isolated before commencing installation of the appliance.

The fireplace opening and environment must be in compliance with

the specifications laid down in the appropriate sections of these

instructions.

Remove the appliance from it’s carton as described previously and

stand upon a dust sheet or similar. Place the decorative frame, coals,

ceramics and fixings safely to one side. Remove the burner from the

assembly by releasing the two screws through the tray legs.  The tray

is now free, and may be lifted away. Apply the self adhesive sealing

strips to the back of the fireframe to give a continuous seal.

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PREPARING THE APPLIANCE (continued)

Knockout holes are provided in the rear and sides of the

firebox for use where concealed pipework is required.

Where necessary, knock out the appropriate hole with a

sharp tap from a hammer, and fit the rubber grommet sup-

plied. A small incision can now be made in the rubber to

fit around the outside of the pipe and sleeving. 

NOTE : Failure to fit grommet can affect the operation of

the appliance. Do not install or use the appliance without

the seals in place.

If a hole is inadvertently opened, reseal with an intact

grommet. Failure to fit the seal correctly will cause flue

suction to act upon the area under the burner, resulting in

poor performance and intermittent cutting out of the

burner.

SPIGOT RESTRICTOR : The spigot restictor is supplied fitted to the fire as a stitch bent plate on the flue outlet. If



installing the fire into a class 1 or a good class 2 flue , bend up into position in the flue outlet of the fire. 

Note : You must bend down fully the spigot restrictor if the appliance fails a spillage test during commissioning.

PREPARING THE OPENING

Before installing the fire, check the flue using a smoke pellet. All of the smoke should travel up the flue and exit

correctly from the terminal. If problems are found, DO NOT fit the fire until corrective action is completed.

Protect the decorative hearth whilst pushing the firebox in and out of the opening. Part of the packaging will make

an ideal hearth saver pad.

Before running the gas supply into the opening, offer up the firebox to the fireplace to check the fit is good.

Ensure that it slides in correctly, the sealing face sits flat and square to the wall or infill panel, and that the base is

firm on the floor of the opening as no leaks are permissible here. At this stage it is essential to ensure that the

spigot outlet of the fire is not restricted in any way. Remove the firebox and take any necessary measurements

before making good and preparing for final installation.

CABLE FIXING. For fixing of the fire by the cable method, see the relevant section. The cable fixing locations

should be marked on the back of the opening and the holes drilled. Fit the fibre rawlplugs and eyebolts to these

holes. 

Note: Plastic rawlplugs are NOT suitable for this application.



SCREW FIXING. For fixing by screw, mark and drill the fireframe or base, and the relevant points in the opening

or on the wall. Rawlplugs will again be required. Pre-punched holes are not provided for this purpose to allow

you to choose the optimum positions.

GAS SUPPLY. Following preparation for the fixing method, the concealed gas supply, where required, can now

be put into place. Refer to the gas supply section for suggested pipe routes. The ends of the sleeving in which the

gas pipe is run should be sealed. The ends of the 8mm supply pipe should be temporarily sealed to prevent the

ingress of debris during fixing.

GAS SUPPLY ROUTING

When the opening is ready for installation of the fire, the gas

supply can be routed as shown in the diagram.

IMPORTANT - Wherever a concealed connection is made a

rubber grommet must be used to seal the firebox.

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Firebox


Fireplace opening

Gas valve

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GAS SUPPLY ROUTING (continued)

The gas pipe must be suitably protected where it passes through fireplace openings. Any sleeving should be

sealed to the pipe at its ends. 

This appliance is fitted with an inlet restictor elbow.

The open end of the supply pipe should be sealed temporarily during the installation of the firebox to prevent the

ingress of dirt and dust. 

The appliance firefront is specially notched to allow the gas pipe to pass through when an over hearth supply is

necessary.

FITTING THE FIREBOX

The firebox may be fitted to the opening by using screw fixing or by the cable kit as described in the relevant sec-

tion. It may be easier to fit the decorative fireframe at this stage rather than later if it is a clip-on type. See relevant

section for fitting details. Leave the polythene coating in place until fitting procedures are complete to eliminate

any risk of scratching the decorative finish.

To fit the firebox, firstly check the fire goes fully back into the opening. Secure the fire box by drilling and screw-

ing down the frame or base of the firebox, or use the cable fixing method.

INSTALLATION BY CABLE  FIXING KIT

Drill the four holes for the rawl plugs, as shown in the diagram.

If the fireplace configuration does not allow the exact layout

given, the eyebolts should be positioned as close to the cor-

rect layout as possible.

Before finally fitting cables, ensure the self adhesive sealing

strips are in position on the back of the appliance frame. The

fireframe must be sealed evenly to the fireplace opening all

around the periphery.

Thread the tensioning cables through the holes in the top of

the firebox, then the eyelets, and finally through the lower

holes in the back of the firebox, as shown in the photographs.

Note: The burner tray MUST be removed as per relevant section to gain

access to the cable adjusters.

Push the appliance back into to fireplace, centralise, and pull the loose

tensioning cables through the holes into the firebox. You may need to

temporarily adjust the outlet deflector at this point as described in the

Fitting the firebox section. 

Thread the tensioner bolts onto the cables, with the nuts screwed down

close to the tensioner head. Slide the screwed nipple onto the cable, pull

cable tight, and tighten nipple.

The tension of the cable may now be adjusted by using a suitable span-

ner on the tensioner nuts to pull the appliance tightly against the fire-

place opening. Visually inspect the seal and reseat if necessary.

Note: DO NOT cut off excess cable. Surplus cable must not be cut off,

as it will be impossible to refit the fire after servicing. Coil up the surplus

cable, and locate at rear of firebox.

Note : If running a concealed gas supply, ensure grommets are secure

around incoming pipes.

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A. 200mm

B. 350mm


C. 60mm

Dimension can

be +/-10mm

A

C



B

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GAS CONNECTION

Refit the burner tray into the firebox, fit the two

screws through the locating holes in the tray legs,

and tighten.

Purge the gas supply thoroughly to remove air and

dirt/debris

BEFORE connection. Now disconnect

the inlet restrictor elbow from the inlet pipe.

Connect the previously installed gas supply to inlet

restrictor elbow, and re-fit the restrictor elbow to the

inlet pipe of the appliance.

If using an across hearth connection, ensure the

decorative fireframe and firefront will clear the sup-

ply route.

If the data/control plate is not already fitted, attach with two screws, ensuring the control knob is free to be

depressed fully.

FUEL BED LAYOUT 

Coal Effect Option

1. Remove the combustion matrix from its protective

packaging, and position onto the burner tray as

shown. The front edge of the matrix should sit snugly

behind the back edge of the burner rails. Do not fit the

matrix on top of the burner rails.

2. Next, remove the front coal strip  from its protective

packaging and position as shown. The rear edge of the

front coal strip should fit in front of the burner rail.

Again, do not to place on top of the burner rails. When

the front coal is in position bend up the three metal

tags at the front of the tray to retain (inset).

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Incorrect

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FUEL BED LAYOUT (continued)

3. Open the bag of 16 moulded coals. All of the coals

are the same. Take five coals and place them as

shown. Care should be taken to ensure that the coals

bridge the gap between the front coal and the four

coal supports at the front of the matrix. Care should

also be taken not to push the coals right  down

between the coal supports, as this can detract from

the flame picture when the appliance is running. 

4. Take five more moulded coals and position as

shown to form the ‘second row’ of the fuel effect. The

coals may be rotated as desired to fit into the  gaps

between the coal supports in order to create a ran-

dom, realistic effect. Again, remember not to push the

coals down too far into the valleys between the coal

supports as this can have a detrimental effect to the

flame picture.

5. Now take another four coals and place behind the

second row of coals, in order to complete the third

row. The coals may be orientated as desired to

achieve a realistic effect. Keep the spacing between

the coals even and uniform. The two coals at the ends

of the row may be placed rearwards, towards the

back corners of the fuel matrix.

6. Finally, take the two remaining coals and place at

the back of the fuel matrix, in the centre as shown.

Adding these coals should complete the appearance

of the fuel bed giving an even distribution of equally

spaced coals.

The fire is designed to operate correctly with the coals

supplied when assembled according to the instruc-

tions. Never add to the sixteen coals, or change them

for a different type. Never throw rubbish or other mat-

ter onto the coal bed.

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FUEL BED LAYOUT 

Pebble Effect Option

1. Refer back to section 12.0 - Fuel bed layout (coal

effect option) and follow steps 1 and 2. The front strip

and fuel effect matrix used for pebble effect versions

are of the same design as coal effect versions, but

have a different surface finish.

2. Open the bag of 16 ceramic pebbles. All of these

pebbles are the same. Take five pebbles and place

them as shown. Care should be taken to ensure that

the pebbles bridge the gap between the front strip

and the four  supports at the front of the matrix. Care

should also be taken not to push the pebbles right

down between the  supports, as this can affect the

flame picture when the appliance is running. 

3. Take five more ceramic pebbles and position as

shown to form the ‘second row’ of the fuel effect. The

pebbles may be rotated as desired to fit into the  gaps

between the supports in order to create a random,

realistic effect. Again, remember not to push the peb-

bles down too far into the valleys between the sup-

ports as this can have a detrimental effect to the flame

picture.

4. Now take another two pebbles and place behind

the second row of coals, next to each other in the

centre of the fuel bed. The pebbles may be orientated

as desired to achieve a realistic effect. Keep the spac-

ing between the pebbles even and uniform.  

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FUEL BED LAYOUT - continued

5. Finally, take the four remaining  pebbles and place

at the back of the fuel matrix as shown. 

Once again, the pebbles may be orientated as desired

in order to give a realistic effect. Avoid pushing the

pebbles down between the supports. The fuel bed is

now complete.

The fire is designed to operate correctly with the pebbles supplied when assembled according to the instructions. 

Never add to the sixteen pebbles, or change them for a different type. Never throw rubbish or other matter onto

the coal bed. Due to the light colour of the pebbles, some discolouration/sooting is to be expected during nor-

mal use. 

REPLACING THE BATTERIES (slide control versions only)

Appliance - Ensure appliance is off and cool. The battery is located in the top of the ignition unit, on the left hand

side of the burner.  Insert 1 x ‘PP3’ (9 volt) battery.

FITTING THE DECORATIVE FRAME AND FRONT

The appliance is supplied with a decorative frame in a variety of finishes. The frame is held onto the firebox by

one of two methods; either by magnetic pieces fitted to the steel backing plates, or as a three piece clip-on assem-

bly.


If not pre-fitted, the clip-on frame pieces should be hooked over the

outer edges of the fireframe, and pushed firmly home. The sides

should be fixed first,  followed by the top bar, which overlaps the sides.

Push firmly home. A plastic protective film may be applied to the out-

side of the frame and should be removed at this stage.

IMPORTANT : Due to the possibility of sharp edges, care should be

taken when handling the three-piece frame components. The use of

protective gloves is recommended.

Place the decorative firefront in front of the fire and slide the ashpan door into place. The firefront shown in these

instructions may be different to the one supplied with the appliance.

TESTING AND COMMISSIONING

Turn on and test the gas supply up to the fire for any leaks, in accordance with current edition of BS6891.

When the appliance is first used, protective oils coating the firebox may burn off. It is advisable to ventilate the

room during this period for at least one hour.

OPERATING THE FIRE

The pilot is visible through the left hand side of the front coal strip. Push in and

turn the control knob to the SPARK position, and hold there for a few seconds.

Continue turning anti-clockwise through the spark click to the PILOT light posi-

tion, ensuring the pilot has lit. If not, return the knob clockwise, and repeat.

When the pilot lights after the spark, keep the knob depressed for approximately

ten seconds. Now release the knob and the pilot should stay alight. If not, retry ignition. If the pilot is extinguished

during use, wait three minutes before repeating the ignition procedure.

To achieve the HIGH setting, push the control knob in slightly and continue turning anti-clockwise to the high

(large flame) position. The main burner should light after a few seconds.

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OPERATING THE FIRE (continued)

To decrease the setting to LOW, turn the control knob clockwise to the low setting.

To turn to the PILOT position from the HIGH or LOW positions, press the control knob in, and return to the pilot

position and release.

To turn the fire OFF, keep the knob pressed in, return to the off position and release.

A safety interlock prevents re-ignition of the pilot flame until the thermocouple has cooled sufficiently to allow

the magnetic valve unit to reset itself.

OPERATING THE FIRE (slide control versions)

The pilot is visible through the left hand side of the matrix. Rotate the coals or peb-

bles for good viewing. Push the slide control knob fully downwards to the SPARK

position, and hold there for a few seconds, until the pilot light stays on.

When the pilot light has established, release the slide control knob and it will return

to the LOW flame setting.  If the pilot is extinguished during use, wait three minutes

before repeating the ignition procedure.

To achieve the HIGH setting, move the slide control knob upwards to the HIGH

flame setting. The fire can also be set to operate anywhere between HIGH and LOW

by moving the control knob to an intermediate position.

To turn the fire OFF, move the slide control knob upwards upwards fully to the posi-

tion marked ‘O’.

SPARK FAILURE

The gap between the spark electrode and the pilot should be 3.5 - 4.5mm to produce a good spark. There should

be no need to adjust this. If under any circumstances the electric spark fails, the pilot may be lit manually by pro-

ceeding with the ignition sequence as previously described, and after turning the control knob through the spark

position, the knob should be held in and the pilot lit with a taper.

SETTING PRESSURE

The pressure test point is situated on the main injector pipe next to the pilot. Remove the screw from the pres-

sure test point. Attach a U gauge. Light the fire on the HIGH setting.

The setting pressure should be in accordance with the figures stated on page 2 of these instructions. The fire is

factory set to achieve these pressures, and any significant variation could indicate a supply problem.

If the pressure is too high, the gas supply meter may be set incor-

rectly. This should be checked with the fire running and if neces-

sary reset by the gas supplier.

If the pressure is too low, then check the meter governor pressure

with the appliance running. If this is incorrect it will need to be

reset by the gas supplier. If the setting pressure is too low, but the

meter pressure is acceptable, then a problem in the supply

pipework is to be suspected. This will be dirt and debris, kinked

or inadequate size pipes, restriction in a fitting or solder flashing

across a joint. (NOTE: you will not get an accurate reading of the

inlet pressure with a pressure gauge on the end of the supply pipe

- this is the static pressure in the system. You must use a T piece

and measure the supply pressure with the fire on High - the dynamic pressure). Refit and tighten the screw into

the pressure test point when the test is complete.

FLUE SPILLAGE MONITORING SYSTEM

This fire is fitted with a flue spillage safety device (ODS). If the fire shuts down during use for no apparent reason

then several things may be suspected. If a door or window has been opened creating a draught, then pilot dis-

turbance is the problem, and removal of the draught should resolve this. If a grommet seal has been left out of

the firebox then this also will also cause intermittent shutdown. The gas pressure reaching the fire must also be

checked. The thermocouple connection into the back of the gas control valve may also have worked loose dur-

ing installation, simply tighten to remedy if this is the case.

If pilot disturbance is not the cause, then the ODS safety system may be in operation. Switch the appliance OFF,

check the flue and carry out any remedial work required. Relight the fire and carry out a spillage test. DO NOT

allow the appliance to be used if it continues to fail a spillage test.

The aeration hole of the pilot must be carefully cleaned out on each annual service to ensure continued function

of the ODS. The spillage monitoring system shall not be adjusted, modified, or put out of operation by the

installer. Any spare parts fitted MUST be of a type supplied for the purpose by the appliance manufacturer.

If the fire is not spilling, then further guidance should be sought, using the Troubleshooting section as a guide.

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TESTING FOR SPILLAGE

Close all doors and windows to the room containing the appliance. Let the fire run on HIGH for five minutes.

Take a smoke match, light it, and using a smoke match tube, hold it at the top edge of the fire opening, 25mm

down and 25mm in. Starting 50mm in from either side, run the smoke match across the opening. All the smoke

should be drawn away up the flue. Any smoke returning into the room indicates that spillage is occurring. If the

initial spillage test fails, run the fire for a further 10 minutes and repeat the test. When the test has been completed

satisfactorily, repeat with any extractor fans in the premises running on the highest setting, and any communicat-

ing doors open. Finally, repeat with all doors open.

NOTE: If spillage is still indicated after undertaking all of the above, there may be a fault in the flue, or insufficient

ventilation is present.

If the problem cannot be rectified immediately, then expert advice should be sought. Inform the user, disconnect

the fire, and attach an explanatory label.

BRIEFING THE CUSTOMER

All instructions must be handed to the user for safekeeping. 

Show the customer how to light and control the fire.

After commissioning the appliance, the customer should be instructed on the safe use of the appliance and the

need for regular servicing. Frequency of service depends on usage, but MUST be carried out at least one

annually.

Scratched and other superficial damage to the matt black paintwork of the appliance can be covered with

matching heatproof spray. Use only the manufacturers’ recommended spray paint. Paint only when the fire is OFF

and cold. Always mask off the surrounding area to prevent contamination with overspray. Ventilate the room dur-

ing the use of the spray.

DO NOT attempt to spray paint the coals or ceramics, or wash them in water.

SERVICING

Ensure that the fire is fully cold before attempting service. A suggested procedure for servicing is detailed below.

1. Lay out the dust sheet and tools.

2. Carefully remove the firefront casting, and ceramic components.

3. Remove the decorative frame, and check frame top for discolouration and signs of spillage.

4. Isolate the gas supply at the appliance inlet elbow, and disconnect the gas supply pipe. Remove the 

two screws securing the tray to the firebox.

5. Lift the burner tray from the firebox.

6. Remove the firebox as detailed in the relevant section.

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C

C



B

A

Fireplace Opening



Smoke Match

In Tube


Match

Crimp


Tube

Cross section of smoke match tube

Make a smoke match tube from 10mm

diameter tube. Seal off one end and crimp

the tube to prevent the smoke match from

sliding down inside.

A.25mm down

from top of

opening

B. 25mm in



from front of

opening.


C. Disregard

outer 50mm

either side of

fireplace open-

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SERVICING (continued)

7. Check the area behind the firebox for rubble accumulation and remove. If debris is excessive, initiate

remedial work on the flue.

8. Check the flue with smoke pellet for correct operation.

9. Re-fit the firebox using new seals where necessary.

10. Strip off the burner pipes and clean thoroughly.

11. Clean out the injector and pilot assembly. DO NOT attempt to dismantle the pilot unit.

12. Ensure the injector is aligned squarely with the venturi tube. Re-assemble and re-fit the burner tray. 

13. Re fit and replace the ceramics, using genuine spares where necessary.

14. Re-fit the decorative front.

15. Turn on the gas supply, and leak test.

16. Check any purpose provided ventilation is un-obstructed.

17. Light the fire and test for spillage.

18. Check setting pressure and safe operation of the appliance. 

For specific servicing instructions, see the relevant sections.

CLEANING THE CERAMICS

Remove the firefront casting and place to one side. Remove the ceramic components. Gently clean in the open

air. Be careful not to create dust from the coals. Where necessary replace damaged components with genuine

spares. Seal scrap components in plastic bags and dispose of at proper refuse sites as directed.

Re-fit the coals carefully by referring to the relevant section of these instructions.

REMOVING THE FIREBOX

Remove the firetray as previously described. Uncoil the fixing kit cables from the rear of the firebox, remove the

screwed nipples and tensioning adjusters. The firebox can now be withdrawn from the opening and outwards

onto the protected hearth. Inspect the fireplace opening for debris, and if excessive rectify the flue before pro-

ceeding further. Check the seal around the fireframe and replace if necessary. Refitting of the firebox is described

in the relevant section.

DISMANTLING THE BURNER TRAY

Remove the tray as previously described. The pilot unit can be removed by undoing the tubing nut, the thermo-

couple nut on the rear of the valve, lint arrestor, two securing screws, and lifting away. Remove the tubing nut

from the valve end of the pilot pipe, and blow through to dislodge any debris that may be present. Clean the exte-

rior of the pilot assembly with a soft brush and blow through the flame ports on the pilot head. Check the aera-

tion holes are free from lint or dirt. The pilot assembly is a non-serviceable item, and should not be taken apart.

The aeration hole must be absolutely clear internally for proper operation. A thoroughly cleaned (inside and out)

oxypilot will cure a wide range of ignition faults. 

Remove the two tubing nuts on the ends of the gas pipe to the injector elbow. Release the screw through the

supporting leg and lift assembly clear. The injector pipe can now be checked for debris. Remove the nut

retaining the injector elbow. Blow through the elbow to remove any debris.

The valve is not field serviceable, apart from the pilot filter. Remove the control knob by pulling it forwards, then

remove the largest of the three screws on the face of the valve. Slide the filter out and clean away any debris that

may have accumulated. The filter element should also be blown clean. This component should not require

replacement, however if signs of deterioration are evident then a genuine spare must be used. If a large amount

of debris is present in the filter then the pipework and control should be thoroughly cleaned before re-assembly.

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TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE

Fire sparks but pilot does not light

No gas to fire, check isolators are open.

Pipework blockage, clean out.

Air not fully purged, repurge supply or wait longer.

Spark earthing to metal work, reset gap correctly.

Blocked pilot, clean out internally.

Pilot lights but then goes out

Severe restriction in gas supply, clear obstruction.

Faulty thermocouple, replace pilot unit.

Hold control knob in for longer.

Manual versions only - Check control knob does not foul data plate.

Fire does not spark at pilot

HT lead detached, refit.

Spark gap too large or small, reset correctly.

Faulty piezo unit, replace.

Debris shorting out electrode, clean.

Fire runs for a time and then cuts off

Excessive room draught or flue pull, rectify.

Loose or faulty thermocouple, rectify.

ODS system in operation.

Firebox grommet seal not fitted, rectify.

Lint in pilot aeration hole, clean thoroughly internally

Pilot flame shrinks when fire is on high

Poor gas flow to fire, check pressure with fire on high.

If pressure is low, remove any restriction in pipework or valve.

Check all isolators are adequately sized and fully open.

Check meter pressure is adequate.

Air leak under base of firebox, rectify.

Lint in pilot aeration hole, clean thoroughly internally.

Fire smells when first lit or in use

Newness smell from brand new appliance.

Spillage occurring. Carry out spillage test and rectify any problems.

Low temperature sealants or combustible materials used in incorrect 

positions.

Air leak under base of firebox, rectify.

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USER INSTRUCTIONS

IMPORTANT NOTES

The installation of this fire MUST only be carried out by a competent person (such as a Gas Safe registered fitter)

in accordance with the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998, the relevant British Standards, Codes

of Practice, the Building Regulations and the manufacturers’ instructions.

Failure to comply with the above recommendations could lead to prosecution and invalidate the appliance

warranty.

Please ensure you are handed all of the manufacturers documents on completion of the installation. This will

include these instructions.

Always keep a note of the installer’s name and address, the original purchase receipt and the date of installation

for future reference.

The fire and flue should be serviced regularly to ensure continued safe operation. See the servicing section for

further details. Frequency of service will depend on use, but MUST be carried out at least once annually.

Parts of this appliance become naturally hot during use. It is recommended that a suitable fire guard conforming

to BS 8423 is used, especially where young children, the elderly, or infirm are concerned.

Combustible items, such as flooring and furniture, and soft wall coverings (such as blown vinyl or embossed

paper) may discolour if fitted too close to the fire. See relevant section for further details on clearances to

combustibles. No combustible material or flooring should protrude onto the hearth.

DO NOT burn any foreign material on this fire, the fuel effect must be of the correct type and laid out in accor-

dance with the relevant section of these instructions. Failure to do so could create a hazard or lead to sooting.

Before the appliance is installed, the chimney should be swept. All flues should be checked by the installer to

ensure there are no defects or obstructions that may prevent the flow of combustion products.

This appliance is fitted with a flue blockage safety device which will shut down the fire if abnormal flue conditions

occur. It is NOT a substitute for an independently mounted Carbon Monoxide detector.

The fire is only suitable for use with the gas type for which it is supplied.

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Firefront

Clearances to Combustibles

Ventilation

Operating Instructions

Operating Instructions (Slide versions)

Flue Spillage Monitoring System

Cleaning


List of Spares

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FIREFRONT

This fire is supplied with a particular style of firefront. Use of the firefront will ensure an adequate airflow under

the firebed for the correct functioning of this appliance.

Compliance with safety standards cannot be guaranteed if another style of front is used.

CLEARANCES TO COMBUSTIBLES

A combustible shelf may be fixed to the wall above the fire, providing that it complies with the dimensions given

below.

A non-combustible shelf may be fitted to within 10mm of the top edge of the fireframe.



Combustible materials, such as wood, may be fitted to within 100mm (4in) of either side of the frame of the

appliance, providing the forward projection does not exceed 100mm (4in).

Any combustible side walls must be at least 500mm to the side of the radiant heat source.

As with all heating appliances, any decorations, soft furnishings, and wall coverings (i.e. flock, blown vinyl and

embossed paper) positioned too close to the appliance may discolour or scorch.

VENTILATION

No purpose provided ventilation is normally required for this appliance. The requirements of other appliances

operating in the same space or room, and the results of a spillage test must be taken into consideration when

assessing ventilation requirements, this will have been carried out by your Gas Safe registered installer.

For Republic of Ireland, ventilation may be required, see IS 813, ICP3, IS 327, and any other rules in force.

OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS 

The pilot is visible through the left hand side of the front coal strip. Push in and turn the control knob to the SPARK

position, and hold there for a few seconds.

Continue turning anti-clockwise through the spark click to the PILOT light        position, ensuring the pilot has lit.

If not, return the knob clockwise, and repeat.

When the pilot lights after the spark, keep the knob depressed for approximately ten seconds. Now release the

knob and the pilot should stay alight. If not, repeat ignition. If the pilot is extinguished 

during use, wait three min-

utes before repeating the ignition procedure.

To achieve the HIGH setting, push the control knob in slightly and continue turn-

ing anti-clockwise to the high position. The main burner should light after a few

seconds.


To decrease the setting to LOW, turn the control knob clockwise to the low set-

ting.


To turn to the PILOT position from the HIGH or LOW positions, press the control

knob in, and return to the pilot position and release.

To turn the fire OFF, keep the knob pressed in, return to the off position and

release.


OPERATING THE FIRE (slide control versions)

The pilot is visible through the left hand side of the matrix. Rotate the coals or pebbles for

good viewing. Push the slide control knob fully downwards to the SPARK position, and hold

there for a few seconds, until the pilot light stays on.

When the pilot light has established, release the slide control knob and it will return to the

LOW flame setting.  If the pilot is extinguished during use, wait three minutes before repeat-

ing the ignition procedure.

To achieve the HIGH setting, move the slide control knob upwards to the HIGH flame set-

ting. The fire can also be set to operate anywhere between HIGH and LOW by moving the

control knob to an intermediate position.

To turn the fire OFF, move the slide control knob upwards upwards fully to the position

marked ‘O’.

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surface to underside of shelf

100mm (4in)

745mm (29 

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845mm (33 

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FLUE SPILLAGE MONITORING SYSTEM

This fire is fitted with a flue spillage safety device (ODS). If the fire shuts down during use for no apparent reason

then several reasons may be suspected. If a door or window has been opened creating a draught, then pilot dis-

turbance could be the problem, and removal of the draught should resolve this. The fire can then be re-lit in accor-

dance with the previous section. A sealing grommet may have been ommited when the fire was installed, and the

original installer should be called to check this, the gas pressure and pipework.

If pilot disturbance is not the cause, then the ODS safety system may be in operation. Switch the appliance OFF,

call in your installer to check the flue and ventilation and carry out any remedial work required. DO NOT allow

the appliance to be used until the flue system is passed as safe.

CLEANING


Before carrying out any of the following operations, ensure that the fire is OFF and completely cold. Debris that

may form on the firebed should be periodically removed by a competent person. Large deposits could indicate

deterioration of the flue. This should be repaired by a competent person, and the fire serviced before  further use.

FIREFRAME - This is retained by one of two methods, either by magnetic backing pieces, or a three piece clip-on

assembly. The magnetic frame may be removed for cleaning if required, however the clip-on style must not be

removed. A wipe with a dry cloth is normally sufficient, but on stains it is permissible to use a damp cloth with a

mild household cleaner, followed by a wipe with a dry cloth. DO NOT use abrasive cleaners as these may

damage the finish. To re-assemble ensure the magnets are place on the steel backing pieces, and re-fit to the

firebox.

FIREFRONT - Any dust accumulating in the firefront may be removed using a vacuum cleaner or dry cloth. Heavy

stains may be removed by using a damp cloth and mild household detergent. Brass parts of the firefront may be

cleaned using a suitable brass cleaner. Replace the front centrally against the fire after cleaning.

PAINTED AREAS - These can be cleaned using a dry cloth.

COALS AND CERAMICS - See the relevant section in the Installation Guide of these instructions. Do not create

dust from the coals. Clean gently in the open air. Replace components with original spares only as necessary.

LIST OF SPARES

PART NO.

ITEM


CE/F550038

Pack of 16 coals

CE/F550050

Pack of 16 large ceramic pebbles

CE/F780007

Fuel Matrix (coal version)

CE/F780016

Fuel Matrix (pebble version)

CE/F780008

Front ceramic strip (coal version)

CE/F780017

Front ceramic strip (pebble version)

FT/F730006

Pilot unit

Please Enquire

Decorative Frame

Please Enquire

Decorative Front

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