By Jordan from Agar, SD on May 10, 2015
Can this Empire Loft direct vent gas fireplace insert be converted to use propane later on? Our house is natural gas now but may have to switch to propane.
By Brennan W. on May 11, 2015
Answer:Yes, this unit can be converted to propanae from natural gas.
By Bob from KY on September 19, 2014
Is there a through wall vent option? Is a surround needed or can the box be framed in wall and trimmed with wood?
By eFireplaceStore on September 19, 2014
Because this insert is designed for installation into an existing fireplace, it is only configured for vertical co-linear venting. From your second question, it seems like you are installing this into a combustible wall with no existing fireplace. If this is correct, you can use the Empire Medium Loft Direct Vent Gas Fireplace with Remote-Ready Millivolt Controls
. This unit uses a co-axial vent pipe that can be routed horizontally through an outside wall.
By Erik from NJ on January 30, 2013
Will this Item #: CUI-DVL25IN33 install into a wall?
This Item #: CUI-DVL33FP32 install into a wall yet comes with no trim plate or blower.
They appear to be the same product please advise. I need one that can be installed into a wall.
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on January 30, 2013
No, this Loft model cannot be installed into a wall; it is an insert that can only be installed inside an existing brick/masonry or manufactured fireplace. The DVL33FP32 Medium Loft Direct Vent Gas Fireplace with Remote-Ready Millivolt Controls
is a zero-clearance fireplace that can indeed be installed in a wall. While there is no surround or blower included with that unit, you can find these options in the "Accessories" tab on that fireplace's item page.
By Brian from Chicago on November 15, 2013
Will this unit operate during a power outage? That is, does it require AC power to operate?
By Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on November 15, 2013
Answer:Yes, the millivolt ignition on this fireplace does not require electricity to operate. The only component that requires power is the built-in blower.
By Skene from Baltimore, MD on February 3, 2014
How large an area will this comfortably heat?
By Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on February 3, 2014
By Cindy from Richfield, OH on September 29, 2015
I am looking for a ventless or vented gas insert for a wood burning fireplace that measures approximately 31 inches wide x 25 inches high x 22 inches deep. Would this Empire Loft direct vent gas fireplace insert with millivolt controls work with this dimensions?
By Will M. on September 29, 2015
Answer:The larger version
of the product in question would appear to be better suited for your opening.
By Mike Brown from North Canton, Ohio on January 1, 2017
My room size is 13' by 24', with 7' ceiling. My existing fireplace opening is 28" tall by 38" wide. I want to use this insert , and temp remote. Do you think this will work together?
By Tyler M. on January 2, 2017
Answer:This insert will indeed fit in your fireplace, assuming the fireplace is at least 13" in depth. However, Empire makes a larger version of this same model that would be a better fit for your large fireplace. Please reply with your fireplace depth and I can provide more details on the other unit. Please also indicate if you are using natural gas or propane and confirm the surround option you prefer. You may reply to this email or call me (Tyler) at 901-786-6861 to discuss. I will look forward to your response.
By Stefanie from MA on December 4, 2015
How big is this Empire Loft direct vent fireplace insert with millivolt controls? We want to use it in the corner- is that possible? We will have our Contractor build it up.
By eFireplaceStore on December 7, 2015
Because this unit is a fireplace insert, it must be installed into an existing masonry fireplace opening. Because your housing will be new construction and combustible, you will need the standard fireplace version of this unit. That model is the Empire Small Loft Direct Vent Gas Fireplace with Remote-Ready Millivolt Controls
. For a corner installation, the 45 degree cross wall would need to be 55 1/16 inches across.