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Flare Heat Release Requirements


 ***All Flare Fireplaces require a Heat Release.***

   The Flare Heat Release helps relieve radiant heat created by the top of the fireplace. The heat collects in the fireplace chase, & through natural convection, rises up and out of the release opening. The Heat Release outlet for hot airflow from the wall enclosure MUST remain open. The outlet must be at top of enclosure not necessarily at the front, making certain minimum measurements are maintained. The opening can be installed at the sides of the enclosure (left & right of framing), back or on top of (in case of a drop wall or shadow line design). Depending on the unit size and BTU the heat can be up to 180 degrees Fahrenheit.

   For fireplaces sized 60” / 150 cm & LARGER – Vent area must be at least 140 square inches.

   For fireplace sized 50” / 125 cm & SMALLER –  Vent area must be at least 100 square inches.

The Heat Release outlet(s) must be at least 1” (25mm) from the ceiling, and no more than 3” (76mm) down. Install the vent on top of the enclosure with a drop wall or shadow line (a chase that is not built all the way to the upper ceiling). Preventing you from placing a heat register in the middle of the finishing material.

Install Manual Reference : Page 77

Heat Release Drawings

Any Heat Release opening greater than the minimum size is highly recommended and will help reduce the temperature of the surrounding walls.

*** Please consult specific unit spec sheet listed on PRODUCTS page of website to confirm proper orifice sizing prior to conversion or replacing orifice ***

Fireplace gas type conversion– NG to LPG- Orifice replacement

Flare Fireplaces can be easily converted from NG to LPG. When you place your order for a fireplace, include the gas type, NG or LPG so no conversion is necessary. The procedure below can be followed in the event a gas conversion is needed to be done.

Please note: only Authorized Flare Technicians will convert units from NG to LPN, therefore, gas conversion done by any unauthorized technicians will void the Flare Fireplace warranty. Contact Flare Fireplaces for details on your unit valve pressure setting (step 8).

Use the pictures below and Flare Install Manual to gather additional information. Gas conversion kit should be ordered from Flare Fireplaces prior to starting this procedure.

First of all, be sure there is no gas being fed to your unit. Technicians must also remove power to any added features. As a result, your unit is safe to open closed lines.

Optional – Lay the unit on its back to gain easy access to the burner orifice.

1. Confirm the correct specs of the unit needing the conversion. On that specification sheet, the correct orifice size and manifold pressure are listed for the specific unit. Spec sheets are located on the products page.

2. Remove burner Orifice. Be advised: Units 60″ and larger are equipped with 3 burners. All burner orifices will need to be changed in order to ensure safe operation of fireplace.

Moden Fireplace Burner Air Shutter                                                   Linear modern fireplace pilot orifice replacement                                        

3. Technician note: The orifice housings have flared heads and will seal if threaded correctly. This results in a closed gas system with less hassle.

4. Replace Burner Orifice; while properly aligning threads when re-connecting. Finally, reinstall orifice housing into burner port and reconnect gas line.

                                                                    Linear Fireplace Burner Orifice replacement

5. To gain access to the Pilot Orifice, remove the Pilot Orifice Assembly.

                                                           

 

6. Replace Pilot Orifice; while properly aligning threads when re-connecting. Finally, reconnect the gas line and remount the pilot assembly.

                             

7. Close the unit air shutter in order to alter unit BTUs.
8. Techs will call Flare Fireplace support to adjust BTU on the gas valve to ensure high quality flame results.

Mounting A Television Above Your Flare Fireplace

When referring to TV Installation, Flare Fireplaces create radiant heat which rises up into the chase & out a Heat Release into the room. This allows for a relatively low temperature on the external wall above the fireplace, & lets you mount a TV as close as 12″ above the glass. Follow the chart below for suggested installation of a TV above your fireplace. Reference Flare’s Install Manual for more details. Follow this link to see a video of a TV Installation above a Flare Fireplace.

              • Please note that electric wiring used for the television must be insulated when installed below noncombustible
line.
• It is critical when dealing with TV Installation that wiring insulation does not obstruct the hot air flow from the top of the chase.
• It is recommended to build a non-combustible double wall area behind the TV to allow cables, and other related material, so it can be
installed with less concern of blocking hot air flow.
• All wires MUST be secured and anchored to the frame to prevent any possibility of wires dropping on top of
the Fireplace.
• TV can be recessed when installed above the Fireplace or protected by a mantel.
• Wires should be inserted into the recess from the top or sides so you avoid proximity to the fireplace
vent in a TV Installation.

L- TYPE & FLAT TV INSTALLATION:

TV Installation

  PLANNING FOR A RECESSED TV INSTALLATION:

Above all when planning a TV recess, clearance to the vent in the chase is critical. You’ll need a minimum of 1” to the noncombustible recessed wall. This is to prevent heat from radiating from the vent to the recessed wall and being transferred to the TV. Due to the central location and diameter of the vent (8 inches), one of the following solutions may be necessary to maintain clearance requirements:

   1. Install the fireplace with a recess up to 4” inches at the top of the glass, thus bringing the front wall out
and allowing for space to recess also the TV.

   2. Install two 45 elbows directly above the fireplace followed by a minimum 4 ft vertical vent rise. The two small
elbows will move the vertical section back 5 5/8”. Finally, note the 1-inch clearance from the vent applies also to
the back non-combustible wall.

45 Degree Installation Guide

No Recess Installation Guide

*Please note most television manufactures and manuals will instruct the owner not to install television above or near a fireplace. Mounting a television above the fireplace is based on the owner’s decision and responsibility.*

Commercial & Residential Flare Fireplaces


  Because Flare wants to fit as many projects as possible, we offer the ability to install both the Commercial System & Residential System. Most importantly giving flexibility for many more projects, providing another level of convenience to our customers. Below you can learn the differences between the Commercial & Residential systems Flare offers.

The Flare Commercial System Overview:

  • Double Glass, included by default in Commercial System.
  • Honeywell commercial valve.
  • Media
  • Wider unit to cool the glass even more. (compared to residential) (FF and ST units only).
  • Commercial fans for cooling between the glass.
  • Support for ON/OFF simple wall switch.
  • Analog or digital timer.
  • Use phone application or remote control.
  • CSA file # 263124 – ANSI Z21.88 – CSA 2.33
  • Optional LED system.
  • Optional Power Vent with a vent as small as 3×5″.
  • Option of SK for summer operation with minimal heat.

The Flare Residential System Overview:

  • Safety Screen, included by default.
  • Maxitrol residential valve.
  • Choice of Classic Media to fill Fireplace.
  • Standard width unit for narrower application.
  • Double Glass upgrade available to include blower fans for cooling between the glass.
  • Support for ON/OFF simple wall switch.
  • Analog or digital timer.
  • Use phone application or remote control.
  • CSA file # 263124 – ANSI Z21.88 – CSA 2.33
  • Optional LED system.
  • Optional Power Vent with a vent as small as 3×5″.
  • Option of SK for summer operation with minimal heat.
Read more about additional Flare Features Here.
Follow the link to see Commercial fireplace in action.

Warm White LED Installation


   Warm White LED lights are one of the many modern features available for your Flare. These lights are optional, & add a vivid glow, creating an amazing scene inside your fireplace. So whether you want a more modern styled look, or a more traditional appearance, Flare has you covered.

*** Flare has discontinued the Warm White LED lights in favor of the RGB-LEDs ***warm white led installation guide

Celsius to Fahrenheit On Flare Remote


 

Changing Celsius to Fahrenheit, & vice versa, on the Flare 8-Button remote can be done by pressing the ON and Counter down button. Because Flare also serves the Canadien Market it is important to offer both units seamlessly. For a clear outline of the process see the image below.

setting fahrenheit or celsius

For more information on the Flare 8 button remote, please view the remote manual below:

For a quick video on the remote operation use:

The change in the setting may happen during an attempt to start the fireplace by pressing both buttons.

Duravent Install & Frame Cut-Out


Duravent is one of two venting manufacturers certified to work with Flare Fireplaces. The flue pipe should be 3×5, 4×6, or 5×8 diameter concentric pipe, B-Vent will not work. Below you will find the specific cut-out size for each component. Finally, use the chart to verify the cut-out dimensions for your job.

*Most importantly, if you have any questions contact Duravent for further assistance.

Duravent & Flare framing cutout 4x6&5x8

 Because the table is taken from the Duravent Install Manual you’ll find more details at http://www.duravent.com.

Flare Fireplaces Framing Example


Framing is one of the easiest things to get wrong on a Flare Fireplace installation. See the example below for the correct framing on a Flare DC-50.

**Each fireplace has its own framing requirements. Find your specification in the Flare Download Center.**
Framing Example                    Framing Example

 

 

 

 

 

 

For CAD Details & More In-Depth Spec Sheets Please Follow This Link.

Flare Fireplaces Basic Framing Clearances


Clearances for your Flare Fireplace are paramount for the safe, long-term, sustainability of your fireplace & fireplace enclosure. Our fireplaces are remarkably efficient, so creating a safe distance from combustible materials is most important. Also, the clearance specifications are very important, so we are providing a basic guide to use when framing your Flare Fireplace.

***EVERY FLARE HAS DIFFERENT FRAMING REQUIREMENTS. FOR THAT REASON, ONLY USE THIS AS A CLEARANCES GUIDE, NOT A FRAMING TOOL***

Clearances Guide

 

Most Importantly, for more information of Clearances please refer to the Flare Installation Manual.

The linear Fireplace side clearance (no glass side) is the same as the back of the fireplace:

  • 1” to Non-Combustible.
  • 2” to Combustible. Combustible cannot be exposed behind/side of the Fireplace.

If installed in an existing corner, two option to plan and install:

Option 1

  • Cover existing corners, walls and wood studs or any other combustible metrical with Non-Combustible (Cement board or Type X fire rated, ~ 1/2 ” thick or).
  • Install fireplace 2” from the Non-Combustible back.
  • in case of a side wall next to the front glass, install Fireplace 4″ from the side.

Back: fireplace is 2” from back Non-Combustible & 2.5” from the covered Combustible existing material.

Side: Fireplace is 4″ from Non-Combustible and the fireplace glass is 7″ from the side wall. See chart below. Red line showing reflective heat from the glass.

example of fireplace clearance

Best option for corner unit that are installed in an existing homes and a chase is built around it.

Option 2

  • Construct the walls and studs on the back and side of the fireplace from Non-Combustible material. Metal studs and cement board.
  • Clearance of 1” from Metal studs and Non-Combustible material.
  • Any Combustible is covered with Non-Combustible and is 2” away.
  • In case of a side wall, keep fireplace 4″ from the side wall.
  • See chart below:

diagram example of fireplace clearance

Any stud above the unit must be metal in both options above.

Please see below for more related information from the framing guide

https://flarefireplaces.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Frame-30RC.pdf

 

 

Flare Fireplace appliance location diagram

Flare-FF-50 vent calculation example based on the manual:

Vent path from Survey:

  • 3 ft up from the fireplace

  • 45 elbow

  • 1ft

  • 45 elbow up

  • 15 ft vertical up

  • Vertical cap

Y vertical calculation

A – First Flue length =  3              =  3 ft
B – Vertical Flue length = 1 +15  = 16 ft
C – Roof Terminal = 1                   = 1.5 ft
H – Small Elbow (45°) = 2            =  2 ft

 Y Axis Parameters = 22.5 ft

Flare-FF-50 vent cal

X Horizontal calculation

D – Horizontal Flue length  = 1 ft
E – Elbow (90°)                        =  0
F – Elbow (lying 90°)              =  0
G – Wall Terminal                   =0

X Axis Parameters = 1

Flare-FF-50 vent cal

The pebbles size will vary and is approximately 2 – 3 inches.

See below picture for a better perspective of the pebbles.

width of White Pebble

length of White Pebble

See below for Flare modern fireplace GV60 gas value, inlet and outlet test ports. All of Flare frameless fireplace share the same gas valve system .

 

Flare GV60 gas valve ports picture

 

Overall port diagram

GV60 overall port chart

The Flare-DC framing instructions includes a 4″ max measurement requirement to a side wall. The requirement is due to the fact that the side glass will radiate heat like a front glass of a fireplace.

See below chart for clarification. The 4″ Max is the X value

Flare-DC linear install draft
Framing guide example

Yes, it does. The Flare Fireplace uses an advance gas valve, GV60, that supports home automation.

The GV60 gas valve will operate through an external source, such as a home automation system, by using the 5-wire pin connector on the receiver.

Read more about Flare Fireplaces and Home Automation

 

 

Flare Fireplaces recommends using 3 Ft of vertical run before any bend or turn. In some install scenarios it is possible to use less than 3 Ft.

Please contact Flare Fireplaces support team for vent path review & approval (free service) when wanting to use less than 3 Ft.

The outlet vent must be at the top/bottom part of the enclosure but not necessarily at the front (Can be at the back, sides, and top, in case of a drop wall), as long as the measurements below are maintained.

For Flare See Through fireplace, the open vent must exist in both sides of the glass

From the manual :

Top vent system – Hot Airflow outlet from the wall enclosure MUST remain open. For Flare See Through fireplace,
open vent must exist in both sides of the glass. The outlet must be at the top part of the enclosure but not necessarily
at the front, as long as the measurements below are maintained.

For Fireplace size above 60″ / 150 cm – Vent area above 140 Sq inch
For Fireplace size below 60″ / 150 cm – Vent area above 100 Sq inch

Lower vent opening –  Optional for normal installation. A Must for double glass installation or blower kit option.

For Fireplace size above 60″ / 150 cm – Vent area above 70 Sq inch
For Fireplace size below 60″ / 150 cm – Vent area above 50 Sq Inch

Use the manual for more details:

Warning: Turn off the fireplace, and allow time for the unit to cool before proceeding.

Caution: The ceramic glass is very fragile, and should be handled with care.

Warning: Double glass fireplace should NEVER be operated without the external glass

Step 1 – Remove lower trim by releasing the screws. The number of screws will depend on fireplace size.

Step 2 – Attach glass suction cups to the glass and release the glass upper frame. The upper frame is attached with 10mm spring bolts.

The top glass trim gap will open once bolt is released and will allow the glass to be removed. Upper trim will stay attached and only open to be able to remove external glass.

Step 3 – Tilt the bottom of the window frame and rest it in the gap between the external frame and glass holder.

Step 4- Tilt the top of the window frame and lift out to clear the top edge of the unit. Place the window frame in a safe place to avoid damage.

Repeat the steps above in reverse order to install the external glass back.

YES, the fireplace remote can be used after the unit has been turned on from the wall switch. The fireplace receiver will respond to both, the wall switch or remotes commands regardless of what was used first.
symax fireplace remote

fireplace wall remote

The firebox front legs will need to be assembled during installation but only for corner fireplace models (Flare-DC, Flare-RC, Flare-LC). The Corner glass does not allow for the front leg to be pushed in full during shipping. Flare-Front and Flare-See Through will have the telescopic legs assembled during shipping and should not need to be assembled.

installing telescopic legs for fireplace

The default inside firebox finishes is black metal. It is also optional to get the inside firebox back installed with black ceramic glass (mirror effect). The black ceramics glass reflects the flames and since it is made from ceramic glass it is guaranteed to last. The black glass reflects the flame but does not look like a mirror when the fireplace is off.

The Fireplace is equipped with telescopic legs that can extend. When set to minimum the fireplace will be 3″ from the floor and the bottom of the glass will be 9″ from the floor. When set to max the bottom of the glass will be 18″ from the floor and the leg will be extended 12″.

measuring fireplace leg extensions

***Flare Fireplaces sold with Double Glass or an optional Blower Kit require air intake below the glass. This allows air circulation which cools the external glass and increases the efficiency of the fireplace.***


      Lower Air Intake – Optional for normal safety screen installation. Required for installation with double glass or safety screen with optional blower kit.

      For fireplaces sized 60” / 150 cm & LARGER – Vent area must be at least 70 square inches.

      For fireplaces sized 50” / 125 cm & SMALLER – Vent area must be at least 50 square inches.

***For See Through and Room Definer fireplaces, the air intake requirements are double.***

   Install Manual Reference : Page 77

The lower vent opening can also be used as an access door to the gas valve & other components, if it meets  the above size requirements. Lower vent opening/(s) can be installed at the sides of the enclosure (one on the left & one on the right), back or front. It is recommended to place one opening on all sides of longer units, to allow for better distribution across all fans of air taken in from the bottom.

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