xtrordinair elite 36 - Bypass Moved?

skJen

New Member
Nov 11, 2017
3
Michigan
Greetings!

Our contractor just finished the install of our Elite 36 this week. Today, we were eager to have our first fire. After looking at the owner's manual, it looks to us as though the bypass for the catalytic converter has been moved to the bottom--this differs from the manual.

So, we have no idea how to engage and disengage the bypass.

The unit has three controls on the bottom, toward the right. Typically, the bypass would be toward the top of the glass/surround (according to the manual).

Any advice on which one is the bypass control--and which way to move it to engage/disengage?

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seaninnj

New Member
Nov 4, 2017
6
New Jersey
I would recommend calling their customer service. I noticed there was a discrepancy in our manual and a quick call to customer service was all I needed.


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skJen

New Member
Nov 11, 2017
3
Michigan
Sure! As you can see there are three controls on the bottom toward the right.

1. Bottom Just Right of Center - Lever that can be slid left to right

2. Bottom Right Corner of the Door - Lever that can be slid left to right (thinking this is airflow).

3. Knob in Bottom Right Corner - My husband turned the knob and the plastic broke right off, so it looks like a sorry excuse for a knob. We can adjust using a pliers for now--will order a new knob soon.
 

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Tegbert

Feeling the Heat
Sep 15, 2016
397
Arlington Wa
Well the bypass should be above the door. Does that decorative triangle piece in the arch pull out?

I see what you mean by the manual not matching up to what you have. That’s confusing


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webby3650

Master of Fire
Sep 2, 2008
10,192
Indiana
Perhaps you were looking at a few different models and settled on something else? I’m pretty sure that’s not an FPX, or even a Fireplace from Travis industries...
 

webby3650

Master of Fire
Sep 2, 2008
10,192
Indiana
A 36 elite would have the bypass damper at the top Center. The lower right would have a rheostat for the blower, no other controls in that location. The primary air control is also above the door on the 36, below the doors on the 44 elite.
 

skJen

New Member
Nov 11, 2017
3
Michigan
That's so obvious, I can't believe I missed it. My husband told me the name of the fireplace and we were reading the online manuals. I finally took the time to dig out the paper copies we received with install and, you're right, it is a different model.

Thanks for taking the time to help a total novice out!
 

webby3650

Master of Fire
Sep 2, 2008
10,192
Indiana
That's so obvious, I can't believe I missed it. My husband told me the name of the fireplace and we were reading the online manuals. I finally took the time to dig out the paper copies we received with install and, you're right, it is a different model.

Thanks for taking the time to help a total novice out!
The fact a knob broke off on the first use was a dead give away!;)
 

mminor

Member
Sep 11, 2015
141
Long Island NY
confirmed - that is a "Northstar" zero clearance fireplace - beautiful unit. Lots of members own them if you need any further help.