1 Isokern STANDARD Fireplacewith Fire-Lite Applicationand DM Chimney SystemInstallation, Operation, Maintenance and Owner s ManualSTANDARD Models 36, 42 & 46A PRODUCT OF EARTHCORE INDUSTRIES, FIREPLACE IS DESIGNED for USE withSOLID WOOD LOGS, PLUMBED PROPANE(LP) or NATURAL GAS (NG), ONLYWARNING: If the information in this manual is not followed exactly, a fire or explosion mayresult causing property damage, personal injury or loss of NO. 9626 NYC-MEA 241-90-EICC Report NO. ESR-2316 LA RR NO. 25483 IBC 2006, IRC 2006, IMC 2006 Issued: December, 2009 Revision: 003 INTERTEK TESTING SERVICES REPORT NO.
2 3159656 MID-008 2007 EARTHCORE Industries, MANUAL CAN ONLY BE REPRODUCED IN ITS ENTIRETY Important: This manual contains assembly rules, installation steps, guidelines, use and maintenance in-structions for the STANDARD Series fireplace, DM 54 chimney system, and Fire-Lite Application with the FTF-13 Chimney System. This manual must become the property of and be reviewed by all current and future users of this PRODUCT . It is the responsibility of the general contractor and the installer of this PRODUCT to ensure that the instructions in this manual are followed exactly and, further that any allowed gas log ap-pliance used in this PRODUCT be installed in strict accordance with NFPA 58, NFPA 54/ANSI and the gas log manufacturer s explicit installation, sizing and operation instructions.
3 It is the responsibility of the general contractor to provide adequate clearances from all firebox surfaces as specified in this : Leave this manual with the applianceCONSUMER: Retain this manual for future referenceBe Sure to Read Entire Manual Before Beginning of this manual may change without prior OF CONTENTSG eneral Information ..Intended Use Statement ..Safety Instructions ..Warnock-Hersey Listing Label .. Assembled Firebox & Smoke Dome Dimensions .. Component List & Dimensions .. Required Clearance to Combustibles.
4 Rough Framing Dimensions & Corner Location Layout .. Assembly Instructions .. Access Modification ..Firebrick Installation ..Flush Wall Finish Detail .. Required Clearances (When sheathing protrudes beyond front of firebox) .. Required Clearance to Combustible Framing .. Required Clearances to Insulation and Vapor Barriers .. Flush Wall Fire Brick Finish Detail .. Flush Wall Brick Finish Detail .. Interior Masonry Veneer Fireplace Finishes & Masonry Veneer Construction Details.
5 Non Combustible Finished Facing Requirements & Clearance to Combustible Trim .. Concrete Support .. DM Chimney System .. General Information .. Component List & Component Weights .. Installation .. Lateral Support .. Offset Block .. Brick Ledge Installation .. Brick Ledge Load Capacity .. Crown Caps .. Height Requirements .. Structural Information .. Common Chimney Terminations .. Class A Metal Flue .. Specialty Applications Two Story Stacked Installations.
6 Fire-Lite Application General .Fire-Lite Safety Instructions (See page 6) Fire-Lite Application - Required Clearance to Combustibles .. Fire-Lite Application - Combustible Floor System .. Fire-Lite Application - Raised Metal Platform .. Fire-Lite Application - Flush Wall Finish Detail ..FTF-13 or Equivalent Chimney System ..FTF-13 or Equivalent Installation .. Notes ..34567891011-14151617181920212223242526 27282930-3931-3233-3636-3738394041424344 45-4647484950-515253-545556-57582 General Information The STANDARD fireplace and DM 54 chimney system is a prefabricated, refractory modular fireplace and chimney system designed for field assembly.
7 The system con-sists of interlocking precast parts which are glued together with a masonry adhesive. The parts of the STANDARD fireplace and DM 54 chimney system are precast using a proprietary mixture of volcanic pumice aggregate and cement. It includes all the parts necessary for assembly of a complete firebox, smoke dome and chimney system. Each STANDARD precast fireplace component is designed for a specific part of the fireplace such that only one means for assembly is possible. The firebox and smoke dome are designed to be fitted with a traditional cast iron, poker-style throat damper.
8 How-ever, chimney top dampers are an option. The STANDARD fireplace requires a STANDARD refrac-tory fire brick liner be applied to the interior of the firebox. Fire brick must be a minimum thickness of one and one-eighth inch (1-1/8 ). The STANDARD fireplace is available in three sizes: thirty-six inch (36 ), forty-two inch (42 ) and forty-six inch (46 ). All units have a thirty inch (32 ) rough opening height before fire brick. The only parts which differ among the avail-able sizes are width related pieces: the base plate, firebox back wall, front and back smoke dome components, and the smoke dome top plate.
9 All units use the same side wall pieces. The DM 54 chimney system is a dual module refrac-tory chimney system. The basic chimney consists of an outer casing block and an inner liner with a fourteen inch (14 ) di-ameter flue hole. The chimney components are field assembled using EARTHCORE Mortar to glue the components together. The DM 54 chimney system also includes an offset chimney block component, used to create offsets to the verti-cal run of the chimney. A brickledge component is available, designed to support chimney top brick veneer masonry chimney termination caps are also avail-able.
10 The various STANDARD fireplace and DM 54 chimney components will be described and illustrated in the following pages. Close attention should be paid to each com-ponent group s specifications and installation requirements as described in this : Due to heat and weight issues, the STANDARD Series fireplace and DM 54 chimney system installations re-quire that the system be built upon a non-combustible concrete slab with no wood underpinnings supported to footings with concrete or steel and designed to carry the total weight of the Isokern fireplace and chimney system.