By P Harrington from Granville Pa on December 22, 2012
I have a DV-210 7SG in a basement to keep my pipes from freezing in extremely cold temperatures. The pilot light often blows out. The vent is the old circular outside vent. Does the new model have a better venting system?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on December 23, 2012
Answer:The venting cap for this unit has been revised to include several baffles which are designed to prevent too much turbulence from entering the pipe and blowing out the pilot.
By Joe from Amityville, NY on January 10, 2013
Is this furnace adequate to heat an insulated cabin 12 x20?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on January 10, 2013
Answer:Yes. This direct vent wall furnace has a BTU rating of 10,000, which will heat approximately 285 square feet. Per your measurements, the cabin is about 240 square feet.
By Bob from Park City, UT on April 22, 2013
I'm looking for a direct vent natural gas wall heater in the 10,000 to 15,000 BTU range that can be mounted in the wall rather than surface mount.
By Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on April 23, 2013
By Jack from Framingham, MA on December 14, 2012
Is this unit child safe, not hot to the touch?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on December 14, 2012
Answer:Unfortunately, no. The manufacturer states that this unit will get quite hot and to avoid contact or close proximity to avoid burns or clothing ignition.
By Gary from OH on October 22, 2014
I am looking for a direct vent natural gas wall heater. My room is 372 square feet. I may have to install this on one of the the 12 foot walls. This is a converted and insulated 3-season room with both 12 foot walls and one 31 foot wass as outside walls. The room has an 8 foot ceiling with four 9 foot by 5 foot windows with one double door going to the outside. I feel as if we will need a blower on the heater if it goes on the 12 foot wall. What would you suggest?
By eFireplaceStore on October 23, 2014
Thank you for the very detailed information. Based on your square footage, the number of and size of the windows, and your climate, I recommend using the Empire DV25SG Direct Vent Gas Wall Furnace - Natural Gas - DV-25-SGNAT
. Factoring in the efficiency losses, this unit should work well. If you do indeed end up having to install the unit on one of the short walls, the accessory blower would be a good investment. It will help with circulation and eliminate a stuffy zone around the heater.
By Greg from NY on September 14, 2015
I need an auxiliary heater for "L" shaped rooms that are about 320 square feet. They are fully insulated however, there are 3 sets of double hung windows. We currently have a vent free natural gas heater but I don't like the fumes that it gives off. Would this Empire DV210SG direct vent gas wall furnace solve my problem?
By Will M. on September 15, 2015
Answer:This model, and all other direct vent appliances, do not use air from the home for operation like your current vent free heater. Subsequently, this heater would be ideal.
By Wayne from Sidney, NY on January 4, 2015
Would this unit be enough to heat a 600 square foot rental property? If not, what would you suggest? I also have another property that is 1,000 square feet. What would you suggest for that one as well?
By eFireplaceStore on January 5, 2015
By Mark from Natchitoches, LA on August 8, 2012
Does this DV210SG actually stick out 9 inches off the wall? That's what the dimensions say.
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on August 8, 2012
Yes, this unit is indeed 9 3/8" deep. You can see the official spec sheet at the bottom of page 6 in the owner's manual