Receiving and Installing
Inspect the packaging prior to accepting shipment/package. Report any damage to the appliance as soon as possible, before the driver/delivery person leaves the site. Take pictures and document and damages and for posterity.
A hammer, pry bar, tin snips, and a Phillips screwdriver will be reuired to remove the crating from the pallet. Use a 1/2” and/or 9/16” socket wrench to remove the lag screws that hold the appliance to its pallet. Lift equipment off of pallet with fork lift or similar machinery. Once the appliance is off of the pallet, begin to remove any shrink wrap, being sure to collect any hardware that may have shaken loose and was captured by the shrink wrap. There may be many items that are packed on the crate, be aware that everything is accounted for. (This includes thermocouples, door handle, levelers, related hardware, kiln shelves, etc.)
The appliance should be set in place using a pallet jack or forklift. Install and adjust the leveling bolts to set the appliance at the desired height and to level the equipment. Do not, however, raise furnaces more than 1” and other equipment more than 2” as you will run the risk of the leveling bolt coming out of the threaded hole. If your appliance is equipped with earthquake floor mounts, it should be anchored to the floor with appropriate concrete anchors. Any adjustments made after rigid utility connections to the equipment may cause damage to components. Refer to spec sheets for weights and dimensions.
This appliance shall be installed by a qualified service agency in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions and all applicable codes and requirements of the authority having jurisdiction. If the information in these instructions is not followed exactly, a fire, an explosion or production of carbon monoxide may result causing property damage, personal injury or loss of life. The qualified service agency is responsible for the proper installation of this appliance. The installation is not proper and complete until the operation of the appliance is checked as specified in the manufacturer’s instructions supplied with the appliance.
Caution: The gas supply shall be shut off prior to disconnecting the electrical power, before proceeding with the installation.
•Follow industry standard procedures for proper leak testing and torqueing of the appliance prior to placing it into operation.
•Check to verify that the manifold pressure is correct in accordance with the data tag.
•Check to verify the inlet pressure is within the acceptable range specified by the data tag.
•The appliance and its individual shutoff valve must be disconnected from the gas supply piping system during any pressure testing of that system at test pressures in excess of 5 psi.
•The appliance must be isolated from the gas supply piping system by closing its individual manual shutoff valve during any pressure testing of the gas supply piping system at test pressures equal to or less than 2 psi.
•Provisions for adequate combustion and ventilation air shall be made prior to starting up the appliance. See spec sheet for recommendations.
•High temperature limit setting shall not exceed the data tag rating.
•The installer shall inform and demonstrate to the user the correct operation and maintenance of the appliance.
•The installer shall also inform the user of the hazards of flammable liquids and vapors and shall remove such liquids and vapors from the vicinity of the appliance.
•Please provide minimal clearance of 2.5 feet from combustible surfaces and 6 inches from non-combustible surfaces
•Please provide adequate clearances for servicing and proper operation. See the example on the page. Clearances for each piece of equipment can be found on their respective spec sheets. Custom configuration clearances will be provided by our design department, but spec sheets can be taken as an example.
Generally 24” clearance is required for any component that requires servicing, maintenace , or adjustment. This includes clean outs, junction boxes, plumbing, burners, etc. 36” clearance is required for control panel clearance, and recommended for any component that needs regular interaction, gas valves and adjustments, plugs, etc,
See the below image as an example: