CTH3-SERIES INSTALLATION, OPERATION AND SERVICE MANUAL
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SECTION 2: INSTALLER RESPONSIBILITY
The installer is responsible for the following:
• To install the heater, as well as the gas and
electrical supplies, in accordance with applicable
specifications and codes. Roberts-Gordon LLC
recommends the installer contact a local Building
Inspector or Fire Marshal for guidance.
• To use the information given in a layout drawing
and in the manual together with the cited codes
and regulations to perform the installation.
• To install the heater in accordance with the
clearances to combustibles.
• To furnish all needed materials not furnished as
• To plan location of supports.
• To provide access to burners for servicing on all
sides, for burner removal.
• To provide the owner with a copy of this
installation, operation and service manual.
• To never use heater as support for a ladder or
other access equipment and never hang or sus-
pend anything from heater.
• To ensure there is adequate air circulation around
the heater and to supply air for combustion, venti-
lation and distribution in accordance with local
• To safely and adequately install heater using
materials with a minimal working load of 75 lbs
• To ensure the heater is placed in a approved
2.1 Wall Tag
A laminated wall tag is available for the heater as a
permanent reminder of the safety instructions and
the importance of the required clearances to
combustibles. Please contact Roberts-Gordon LLC
or your ROBERTS GORDON® independent
distributor to obtain the wall tag. Affix the tag by
peeling off the backing of the adhesive strips on the
rear surface and position the tag on a wall near the
heater (e.g. thermostat or ROBERTS GORDON®
A copy of the wall tag (P/N 91037912) is illustrated on
the back cover. For an immediate solution, you may
affix this copy on the wall near the heater.
Know your model number and installed configuration.
Model number and installed configuration are found
on the burner and in the Installation, Operation and
Service Manual. See Page 5, Figure 3 through Page
8, Figure 12. Write the proper clearance dimensions
in permanent ink according to your model number
and configuration in the open spaces on the tag.
2.2 Corrosive Chemicals
Roberts-Gordon LLC cannot be responsible for
ensuring that all appropriate safety measures are
undertaken prior to installation; this is entirely the
responsibility of the installer. It is essential that the
contractor, the sub-contractor, or the owner identifies
the presence of combustible materials, corrosive
chemicals or halogenated hydrocarbons* anywhere
in the premises.
* Halogenated Hydrocarbons are a family of chemical
compounds characterized by the presence of halogen
elements (fluorine, chlorine, bromine, etc.). These com-
pounds are frequently used in refrigerants, cleaning
agents, solvents, etc. If these compounds enter the air
supply of the burner, the life span of the heater compo-
nents will be greatly reduced. An outside air supply must
be provided to the burners whenever the presence of
these compounds is suspected. Warranty will be invalid if
the heater is exposed to halogenated hydrocarbons.
2.3 National Standards and Applicable Codes
All appliances must be installed in accordance with
the latest revision of the applicable standards and
national codes. This refers also to the electric, gas
and venting installation. Note: Additional standards
for installations in Public Garages, Aircraft Hangars,
etc. may be applicable.