Preparation and Installation
CAMPFIRE SERIES: To be installed in and on noncombustible surfaces only.
If the application for your logs is in a raised hearth design, we recommended that the fire be elevated inside the hearth. However, it is personal preference and there is not a wrong way or specific height. For appearance purposes only, we suggest the top of the burner band be just below the bottom edge of the cap rock by 1-2 inches.
When building the fire pit, allocate for water drainage out of the pit. NOTE: Propane is heavier than air. If Liquid Propane (LP) gas is used, you must to have a vent (propane drain). The vent needs to be at the base of the hearth, through the hearth wall, unobstructed from inside to outside the hearth. This allows LP gas to vent (drain) out of the hearth interior in the event of a gas leak. Check with your local gas professionals for the size, placement, and quantity of the propane drains needed. Depending on the size of the hearth more than one drain may be needed.
The logs can be separated from the burner. Just lift them up off the two alignment pins and set the assembly aside for the burner install. Set the burner on a stable level surface inside the pit. Various options may be used to elevate and hold the burner assembly and logs inside the pit, including iron insert stands or masonry work (see insert drawing, option 1, option 2).
The burners have a gas regulating orifice designed for the specific application. For applications where electronic controls are used, the burner orifice is sized for an outlet gas valve pressure of 3.5”wc for natural gas (NG) or 8”wc for propane (LP). Applications where electronic controls are not used the burner orifice is sized for a pressure of 5”wc NG or 11”wc for LP.
The gas connection is ¾” MIP. An on/off hand gas valve, such as a keyed valve or a ball valve, must be installed in the hearth wall when electronic controls are not used.
A SteeLog electronic control package includes a service shut off valve, a slow opening 24vac gas safety valve, a Resideo/ Honeywell S8610U flame proving spark module, a 120vac/24vac transformer, wire harness, pilot tubing, spark wire, pilot/ ignitor assembly, black pipe fittings, and a 12x12x6 enclosure. All components are individually UL listed, though the assembly is not listed since it is to be field installed. The kit does not include an operating switch. Operating switch(s) must be field installed per code.
Control box location: The limiting factor is the 5’ of spark wire. The spark wire cannot be lengthened. Install the control box in the hearth wall or on the outer surface of the hearth wall. DO NOT install the controls inside the hearth under the fire.
All gas components must be installed by a licensed gas professional in accordance with all applicable codes. The gas supply needs to be brought into the control box, then into the gas safety valve and then out to the log set burner. The transformer and spark module need to be attached to the 12 x 12 x 6 enclosure box and the 24vac wiring harness needs to be connected to the corresponding terminals as labeled (see picture of assembled control box). The pilot tubing needs to be connected from the gas valve's pilot out connection to the pilot assembly. The spark wire needs to be connected from the spark module to the ignitor electrode on the piot assembly (see insert of pilot assembly). When the burner is connected and the ignition controls are hooked up, distribute the trim rock (ie lava rock) between the burner and the rock surround. Also put the lava rock inside the burner band lightly. Be careful not to cover the burner holes and allocate for drainage and draft air through the rock where and if applicable. Put the logs back on the burner using the two alignment pins.
Position the Fire pit over your existing burning however you like best. Warning: be sure to let the Fire pit cool completely cool down before trying to reposition or move the fire pit logs, if the logs were lit. Be aware that all Steel log sets, both campfires and Aplines series logs put off a large amount of heat.