A Remote Control Ignition System (RC module) is part of many fire pit and bowl kits we sell on our sites. This unit is responsible for controlling the flow of gas through the valve, initiating a pilot flame/ignitor, and causing the gas to ignite. This unit has the ability to be controlled via a remote system such as a pool controller. Below are the steps to install a remote control module into your fire pit or bowl. If you need any further help you can contact us via email at [email protected], by phone at (888) 986-1535, or via Live Chat.
WARNING - Before making gas connections ensure appliance being installed is compatible with the available gas type.
WARNING - Proper Input Pressures are required for optimum appliance performance. Gas line sizing requirements need to be made following NFPA51.
WARNING - Installation must conform with local codes or, in the absence of local codes, with the National Fuel Gas Code, ANSI Z223.1.
WARNING - The appliance, when installed, must be electrically grounded in accordance with local codes or, in the absence of local codes, with the National Electric Code, ANSI/NFPA 70. (If applicable)
WARNING - Installation should be done by a qualified installer approved and/or licensed as required by the locality. Listed manual gas shutoff device must be installed prior to the location of the appliance.
WARNING - Over or under tightening gas supply lines may cause leaks. Always make sure your gas lines are tight, but not so tight that fittings are going past the threads.
WARNING - If the information in these instructions is not followed exactly, a fire may result causing property damage, personal injury or death.
WARNING - Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors or liquids in the vicinity of this appliance.
WARNING - Improper installation, adjustment, alteration, service or maintenance can cause injury or property damage. Read the installation, operating and maintenance instructions thoroughly before installing or servicing this equipment.
WARNING - FOR OUTDOOR USE ONLY - FOR USE WITH NATURAL OR LP GAS ONLY - NO SOLID FUELS TO BE USED WITH THIS SYSTEM.
Inspect the Appliance and Components
Checking for gas leaks
What to do if you smell gas
Below is a general overview of how to rough in a remote control module, the gas line, drainage, and wiring. Please note that drainage is essential. Without proper drainage, the system could fill with water and damage the unit.
Please note, a small amount of air will be in the gas supply lines. When first lighting appliance it will take a short time for air to purge from lines. Subsequent lighting of the appliance will not require such purging.
One dedicated 24 volt/75 VA transformer is required to power one RC fire module. The 24 volt transformer supplied is to be located in a remote location away from the fire feature in an approved weatherproof electrical junction box and installed in accordance with local codes. It is recommended you have one dedicated wire run (2 wires) from each transformer to each fire feature. Daisy chaining of the wire can be accomplished if you use a minimum of 12 gauge wire to prevent voltage drop. When daisy chaining the wire from the transformers to the first fire feature, and then on to the remaining features, you must wire the transformers in parallel with one another to the wire leading to the fire features. here are numerous electrical devices that can be used to turn the fire feature on and off. Devices such as wall switches and remote control devices that are used should be UL listed and approved devices for turning high voltage (110 v electrical power) on and off. This high voltage electrical power shall be connected to the supplied 24 volt AC transformer by a qualified electrical installer.
WARNING - Do not use any other material as filler/topping media inside fire features other than those listed below. Using improper media inside a fire feature could result in damage to property or injury to persons nearby due to media 'popping' or 'exploding' due to heat.
These are the recommended filler materials you can use to fill up air space that is AT LEAST 2" BELOW the fire ring:
These are the recommended filler/topping materials WITHIN 2" BELOW OR ABOVE the fire ring:
Installation Note - The use of media inside fire features is recommended due to the fact it enhances the look of the fire feature but also improves its performance by forcing the gas emanating from the burner element to mix as it passes through the media. This 'mixing' of gases creates an even flame throughout the feature and helps spread the flame from the Pilot Burner throughout the burner element quicker than when there is no media. Recommended thickness of the media above the burner element is NO MORE than 2". Due to the fact the Pilot Burner must be partially exposed to oxygen in order to ignite the pilot flame during start up DO NOT COMPLETELY COVER THE PILOT BURNER. When installation of the media is complete the top of the Pilot Burner Protective Cover should be visible.