Installation Procedures For Gas Lanterns:
Building codes require that gas lights are installed by a licensed plumber in order to conform to your local codes. 1/4 inch copper tubing is all that is needed to burn properly. However, some local codes require 1/2 inch black pipe. Be sure to consult with a licensed plumber so that you will conform with your specific building codes.
All lanterns are plumbed to accept 1/4" OD copper tubing with flare fitting. All natural gas and propane lanterns include a shut-off valve located at the base of the burner stem.
For your safety do not store or use gasoline or any other flamable vapors and liquids in the vicinity of the gas appliances. If you smell gas, shut off the gas to the appliance, open windows, don't touch electrical switches. Extinguish any open flames. Immediately call your gas supplier.
NOTE: The minimum clearance from combustible construction is 12 inches from the top and 6 inches from the side.
Warning: Never use an open flame to check for leaks.
Threaded parts and screws conform to CSA Standards for Unified Screw Threads B1.1 and Unified Inch Screw Threads ANSI/ASME B1.1.
Installation shall be in accordance with CAN1-B149.1, Installation Code Natural Gas Burning Appliances and Equipment.
1. Using mounting hole template (or lantern itself) mark and install 1/4" x 4"(min) hanger bolts (supplied). If mounting on brick or masonry, the appropriate anchor will need to be used (not supplied with lantern).
2. Reduce gas supply line from exterior wall to 1/4" copper tubing using approved fittings only.
3. Make a copper coil using 1/4" O.D. copper tubing to allow hook-up of gas supply line to the 1/4" flare (or 3/8") fitting located in the wall mounting box of the lantern. All hook-ups must be made
within the width, depth and height of the lantern mounting box.
4. Check for any leaks using a soap solution. If bubbles appear, shut off main gas line and tighten all fittings, then recheck.
5. If you lantern has a brown or black patina finish be sure that your installer wears plastic gloves to prevent getting fingerprints in the finish. It is a natural patina and takes a few months to totally harden. Oil from finger tips can cause fingerprints in the finish. However, the fingerprints will fade with time.