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Empire Innsbrook Medium Direct Vent Gas Fireplace Insert - Natural Gas - DV-33IN-33LN

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  • Medium direct vent gas fireplace insert
  • 33,000 BTU Slope Glaze Flair Burner features variable flame height
  • Realistic ceramic fiber logs
  • Large heat-resistant ceramic glass viewing window
  • Built-in automatic blower quietly and effectively circulates heat
  • Includes black louvers and ceramic banded brick liner
  • Up to 77% AFUE
  • Convenient slide-on vent plate
  • Natural gas and propane models available
  • 3-year limited warranty
  • Minimum Fireplace Opening Requirements:
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Although this insert requires a separately purchased surround for the installation, this investment is well worth it. Authentic ceramic fiber logs, ceramic band brick liner, and black louvers are included with Empire's great direct vent gas fireplace insert. The heat-resistant glass viewing window allows a clear and safe view of your fire while protecting you and your family from sparks and rolling embers. A 3 year limited warranty is available and you can choose between natural gas or propane models.

Please Note: This item must be installed by a licensed professional in order for the manufacturer's warranty to be valid.

Also Note: Insert requires a separately purchased surround for installation.

Also Note: This unit is approved for mobile home installation where not prohibited by local codes.

Features

  • Medium direct vent gas fireplace insert
  • 33,000 BTU Slope Glaze Flair Burner features variable flame height
  • Realistic ceramic fiber logs
  • Large heat-resistant ceramic glass viewing window
  • Built-in automatic blower quietly and effectively circulates heat
  • Includes black louvers and ceramic banded brick liner
  • Up to 77% AFUE
  • Convenient slide-on vent plate
  • Natural gas and propane models available
  • 3-year limited warranty
  • Minimum Fireplace Opening Requirements:
    • Height - 21 3/8"
    • Front Width - 30 1/2"
    • Rear Width - 19"
    • Depth - 14 1/4"
  • Please Note: Insert requires a separately purchased surround for installation.
Manufacturer: Empire
Part Number: DV-33IN-33LN
eFireplaceStore Item Number: CUI-DV33IN33LN
UPC: 720968991799
Empire Innsbrook Medium Direct Vent Gas Fireplace Insert - Natural Gas - DV-33IN-33LN
$1,583.10
4.5 Stars based on 7 Review(s)
Bernard
MA
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Perfect fit
October 21, 2014
Found the perfect fit and system. Not only does it fit to the tee, but warms up the entire floor. We are so delighted to have invested in an insert that is not only soothing, but realistic to view. Transformed our living space and put the fireplace to a more useful and efficient use.

Tony
Wisconsin
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Excellent Insert for the Price
October 24, 2013
Fit very well into my unused fireplace. Provides a comforting heat for my cold blooded family members. The Empire Battery-Operated Remote with Thermostat Control(FRBTSC) does a good job of regulating the heat in the room. This store - Outstanding customer service. They provided quick personal responses to all my emails. Shipping took only a few days. Overall, I felt like a valued customer! Thanks
Pros:
Can customize to suit your needs. Several surround, thermostat and remote options available. Comes with a variable speed blower.
Cons:
A surround must be purchased for installation.

Ron
Cleveland ohio
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Insbrook Small Direct Vent Gas Fireplace Insert
August 26, 2013
The unit came well packed with no damage. Unit was easy to install and looks great. Started the unit up and it works great, can't wait til winter to start using it. With the blower, the unit put out a lot of heat , much more then the gas logs that I had before.
Pros:
good price, works great
Cons:
nothing

leo
greensburg,in
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Gas Fireplace Insert
November 30, 2012
I had no trouble to speak of installing this this product, would recommend it to friends
Pros:
works great
Cons:
nothing

Frank Chacon
Craig, Colorado
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Innsbrook Large Direct Vent Gas Fireplace Insert - Natural Gas
October 26, 2012
I bought the Innsbrook Large a year ago and I am ready to buy another.
Pros:
BTU 33,000 and the looks
Cons:
Needs stronger blower.

Jayson
New Hampshire
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great Value
October 23, 2012
I bought this unit (propane) two years ago with the remote control setup and the surround shown in the photo. It's great. We lost power in the middle of the winter (including our oil heat), we turned it on on the first floor and opened the bedroom doors upstairs. It went up to about 87 degrees on the first floor but where we slept stayed at a comfortable 66 degrees. Make sure you measure your opening before you buy the small or medium, spending the extra $$ is worth it for this one and it fit perfectly in an average (I presume) size chimney opening. Best of all, with professional installation, permits and the liner (which I bought for $300 separately), the whole setup cost $3600, which is cheaper than the standalone cost of many of the smaller ones. By the way, I researched for several months, and this store was by far the cheapest. This insert has met or exceeded expectations in every way.
Pros:
- Value - price for the output - simple timeless look - fast delivery from this merchant
Cons:
- if you have stone fireplace with some relief (i.e. not flat or smooth), the surround looks uneven. Not much you can do about that.

Dicklex
4 Stars

Review for
February 4, 2011
Pros: Unit was recieved with all components and after installation, functoned quite well. Structure is built strong and fitted up with fireplace exactly. Price was reasonable. Sales/Service was very good. Cons: Hookup of Skytech remote receiver was problematic - instructional wiring diagrams did not matchup. Had to "experiemnt" for correct wiring connections. Had the wiring problem not happened, would have rated this product a full "5".



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By Jill from Hampton, NH on July 13, 2012
I have the above fireplace insert. It is summer but I haven't turned off the pilot light, I am afraid to turn it back on. I operate the unit on remote. My concern is that the fireplace fan will go off and on a pretty regular basis. is this normal? should I turn of the pilot or is it ok to keep it running? the fireplace never "turns on with flames" but the blower goes on and there is minimal heat that comes out. what do I do?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on July 13, 2012

Answer:
The pilot light on it's own, should not be enough of a heat source to activate the blower, in most circumstances. It is possible however, that most of the heat generated by the pilot is building up in the unit and tripping the thermal switch that controls the blower.

How often does the blower cycle? Also, about how long do you estimate the pilot flame to be? The pilot light may be adjusted too high, which can exacerbate the issue.

By andrew kemper from Tisbury, MA on December 3, 2012
Does this unit work with propane?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on December 3, 2012

Answer:
This insert is the natural gas model, but the propane equivalent can be found here:

Innsbrook Medium Direct Vent Gas Fireplace Insert - Propane

By Mike from Connecticut on December 5, 2011
I'm in the market for a direct vent insert to place in an existing masonry fireplace. The dimensions for this unit appear to be well within clearance. Can this be set up to operate during a power outage... and if so what is the easiest means of doing so? with battery remote? without remote? can the blower operate from modestly sized UPS?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on December 6, 2011

Answer:
This insert uses a millivolt pilot system that does not require electricity for operation. However, the blower does require an outlet for its cord to be plugged in to work. You can add an optional remote control for this insert, but it is not required. Please see the "Accessories" tab on this page for remotes and other options.

By Jimmie Felps from Colorado Springs, CO on December 13, 2012
What is the difference between a "direct vent" and "vent-free" insert?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on December 14, 2012

Answer:
A direct vent insert, such as this Innsbrook model, is sealed from the room with a solid glass panel front and uses co-linear (side-by-side) aluminum liners that run up an existing masonry chimney. One liner is for exhaust and the other is for combustion air intake, as there is no interaction with the room air with direct vent models.

Vent-free inserts have an open front with no venting, and the primary by-products produced by the combustion are carbon dioxide and water vapor.

For more information, please see our Fireplace Insert Buying Guide.

By Tim from NJ on October 27, 2014
How much does the unpacked, freestanding model of this insert weigh?
By eFireplaceStore on October 28, 2014

Answer:
Per the manufacturer, this unit weighs 90 pounds when completely unpacked.

By josomers from new york buffalo on September 3, 2012
We have bought a vent free gas fireplace, and we need to know how to install it. Can you lead us to someone or instructions on how to do this?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on September 4, 2012

Answer:
If you are unsure of the installation of this gas insert, I would recommend consulting with a reputable local contractor or HVAC technician. Usually, either of these options will be good resources to install a unit such as this.


By Deane on October 17, 2011
I have your DV33IN33LN Direct Vent Gas Insert and love it. However, this year after lighting the pilot, my remote does nothing. I replaced batteries in both the remote and the remote box on the insert. The remote does everything it's supposed to do, but the box (red light will light up, but I can't shut off the fireplace (when the switch is in the remote position) or turn it on, etc. If the fireplace is on in the remote position, it is just on. What can I do to troubleshoot this?
By Customer Service on October 17, 2011

Answer:
apologize for the trouble you are having with your remote receiver. Since the unit appears to be receiving the signal generated by the remote, the first thing I would do is to double check that there is not a bad connection between the receiver and the fireplace valve. Verify that both wires are attached securely to the receiver, then trace the wiring to the gas valve and verify there are not breaks in the wiring. If the attachment appears to be intact, verify with a volt meter that the receiver is putting out the 6V signal that is needed to operate the gas valve. You will need to operate the remote, then simultaneously check the voltage at the back of the receiver. If this does not rectify the problem, please let me know.

By Joanne Widner from Miami, Oklahoma on December 25, 2011
We really like the Innsbrook Med. Direct Vent Gas Insert but our problem is that it makes the room too hot. Is there any way we can turn down the heat and still have the flames going. Is there a thermostat control on this unit ? Will the blower speed control lower the heat?
By Kevin E. - Fireplace Specialist on December 26, 2011

Answer:
There is no real way to reduce the heat output of this unit while maintaining large, attractive flames. However, it can indeed be controlled thermostatically. We have a few different options. Please follow the below links to view two of these.

Basic Reed Switch Operation

Wireless Digital Unit

The blower will actually work to more efficiently distribute the heat of the fireplace. Which is the opposite of the effect which you desire.

By domingo russo from Huntington Valley, PA on November 13, 2012
I'm thinking of buying the natural gas insert DV33IN33LN and the surround S336BL to fit in a fireplace that is 30 1/2" high x 36 wide x 22 1/2 deep. Will your insert fit? Also, I need to know the vent kit that I need. There is an 8x12 clay chimney. Will the surround S336BL cover the opening that is there?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on November 13, 2012

Answer:
Yes, this Medium Innsbrook insert will fit inside your fireplace, but the S336BL surround will not quite cover your opening. You can either use the Empire SH1BL Fireplace Insert Shroud behind the S336BL to completely cover it, or you can go with the larger insert option. The Large Innsbrook Direct Vent Gas Fireplace Insert will also fit in your fireplace, and the accompanying S356BL surround will completely cover your opening.

In either case, you will need the Empire DVVK3FV Innsbrook Vertical Vent Kit for venting.

By Tom Thomson from Columbus, Ohio on December 29, 2012
Is this item remote-ready? If not, what options do I need to purchase to make it so? I am interested only in the wall switch. That item states that it is for appliances that are remote-ready.
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on December 31, 2012

Answer:
This insert is indeed configured to be used with a remote control or wall switch. No additional equipment must be purchased to use a wall switch in place of a remote. You will only need to run a pair of low voltage, 24 or 22 gauge wires from the unit to the wall switch.

Because the unit generates its own electricity, the switch simply acts as a circuit breaker. It is recommended to place the switch as close to the unit as possible for best operation.

By patrick hoyne from New York on September 28, 2012
Which size diameter pipe venting is necessary for this insert, and which works best for venting: rigid pipe or DuraFlex pipe?

Is venting pipe necessary, since I have a regular full-size chimney? Is this state (New York) regulated? What is the weight of this insert?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on September 28, 2012

Answer:
Empire only recommends the use of one of their co-linear (two adjacent pipes) tubing kits to properly vent this unit. The kits will consist of the 3" flexible aluminum tubing for the intake and exhaust, a termination kit and the required clamps.

The venting kits will indeed be necessary for the unit to breathe and vent properly, as the exhaust and intake air must remain separate. The shipping weight of the insert is approximately 160 pounds.


By Wick from Bowie, MD on October 18, 2014
I have an existing fireplace with gas logs. What are the exact minimum dimensions (front and rear H X W X H) for this unit, including the surround?
By eFireplaceStore on October 20, 2014

Answer:
In order to fit properly, this insert requires the following dimensions:

30 1/2 inch front width
19 inches of rear width
14 1/4 inches of depth
21 3/8 inches of height

The 19 inch rear width must be met at the 14 1/4 inch of depth point or greater.

With the surround installed, the unit can cover an opening of 43 inches in width by 28 5/8 inches in height.

By Jeff Nelson from stockton, Ca on November 3, 2011
What additional products would I need to install in order to get it up and running in my traditional wood fireplace? Does it come with do it yourself installation instructions? I,m guessing that the vent free version of this unit is easier to install but, how safe is it?
By Kevin E. on November 4, 2011

Answer:
These units are relatively easy to install. You'll simply need to provide a fuel supply to the box and run a venting system. Since you have a wood burning fireplace, the venting run will be as easy as dropping a flex liner down your existing chimney.

You are correct - vent free units do eliminate the need to install venting and they are perfectly safe. However, the state of California prohibits the installation of these units.

By Tiffany Templeton from Denver, CO on February 20, 2012
We are looking to buy the medium direct vent gas fireplace insert and are wondering if the price includes the vent kit and blower?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on February 21, 2012

Answer:
The price on this Innsbrook Medium Direct Vent Gas Insert does include a blower, but not the vent kit. You can see one example of a vent kit for this unit at the following link:

Empire DVVK3FV Innsbrook Direct Vent Gas Fireplace Vertical Vent Kit - 25 Foot

By John Zaloga from USA on October 15, 2012
Is there a screen available for the glass on this unit?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on October 15, 2012

Answer:
While many decorative louvers and surrounds are available for this unit, this model uses a ceramic glass viewing window which is naturally heat resistant and increases safety during operation of the insert.

By Andre from Milton, MS on July 21, 2013
Does this unit come pre-assembled and easy to install by a licensed plumber? Also if I want to install a wood mantel surround is any minimum clearance required?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on July 22, 2013

Answer:
This unit does come assembled, minus the placement of the ceramic logs. A certified plumber should be able to install it relatively easily.

A wood mantel can be installed, but the surround can be no closer than 11 inches to the opening of the unit and no closer than 8 inches to the opening on each side.

By Tim from Colorado on October 15, 2012
Can this unit operate safely without the blower during a power outage?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on October 16, 2012

Answer:
Yes, this insert has a millivolt ignition system that does not require electricity to operate.

By Tim from NJ on October 30, 2014
My fireplace is 29.5" tall and this insert is 21 3/8" tall. What would you recommend to fill this considerable gap?
By eFireplaceStore on October 30, 2014

Answer:
The Empire Contemporary Black Steel Fireplace Insert Surround - For Medium Innsbrook Fireplace Inserts will add 6 inches to the height of the fireplace insert, but will still be slightly short of covering the entire opening. My best recommendation is to have a custom backer plate manufactured by a local metal shop, which can sit behind the flashing and take up the additional room.

By Tim from NJ on October 30, 2014
This insert is vented with two venting liners. Which type of chimney cap/termination kit would I need?
By eFireplaceStore on October 30, 2014

Answer:
The standard venting kit, which is the Empire DVVK-3-FV Innsbrook Direct Vent Gas Fireplace Vertical Vent Kit - 25 Foot, will include the co-axial to co-linear cap and flashing. If you are already in possession of the liners, the Dura-Vent DirectVent Pro Co-Linear Chimney System Top Termination Kit and the Dura-Vent DirectVent Pro Vertical Aluminum High-Wind Vent Rain Cap - For Vent Pipes with a 4-Inch Inner Diameter could be used.

By Tom from MI on October 24, 2014
I just fired up my insert. How long does it take for the smell, which isn't gas but a burning odor, to go away? Is this normal for new inserts?
By Chris C. on October 24, 2014

Answer:
During manufacturing, fabricating and shipping, various components of this appliance are treated with certain oils, films or bonding agents. These bonding agents are not harmful but may produce annoying smoke and smells as they are burned off during initial operation of the appliance. This is a normal temporary occurrence. A window should be opened during the initial bake out
period which can take up to 12 hours of burning the appliance.

By aiden from Chicago, IL on October 16, 2012
Do you sell parts specifically for a DV33IN33-1, part no. R7612?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on October 17, 2012

Answer:
This part is indeed available and can be shipped directly to you from Empire, the manufacturer.

By Matt from Milton, MA on July 23, 2013
Do I need two vent kits for the Innsbrook Medium Direct Vent Gas Fireplace Insert - Natural Gas - DV-33IN-33LN, since there is an exhaust and intake vent? Will I also need a surround kit?
By Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on July 23, 2013

Answer:
Only one vent kit is needed, as each includes 3" aluminum gas liner, part of which will be used for exhaust and the other for combustion air intake. Yes, a surround kit is required, such as the S336 Empire Contemporary Black Steel Fireplace Insert Surround shown in the picture on this page.

By Greg from Williamston NC on November 30, 2011
I am in the market for a replacement fireplace insert. I have switched from propane to natural gas. My fireplace is a conventional masonry fireplace and I had a ventless propane insert. I would like to upgrade to a vented insert with a glass front. I want a variable speed fan and remote control. My fireplace is 36" wide 30" High , 22' deep at the bottom and 14" deep at the top. I want the unit with the venting chimney flexible vent piping , chimney cap and remote.
By Kevin E. - Fireplace Specialist on November 30, 2011

Answer:
Per your dimensions, this Medium Innsbrook would work just fine. You may check out our Large Innsbrook, as well. It appears you'll have plenty of room for this unit. You'll just want to confirm that your rear width measures at least 22". Please follow the below link.

nnsbrook Large Direct Vent Gas Fireplace Insert - Natural Gas

Each of these includes a heat circulating blower. You may find remote and venting options by clicking the Accessories tab on either item page.

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