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    Empire RH50B Visual Flame Gas Room Heater - Propane - RH-50BLP

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    • Warms large areas with 50,000 BTUs of radiant heat
    • Glass enclosure provides an excellent view of the soothing flames
    • Requires no electricity
    • Matchless piezo ignition system
    • Durable beige cabinet
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    Dura-Vent 5-Inch Diameter Type B Gas Vent Pipe - 6-Inch Length
    Dura-Vent 5-Inch Diameter Type B Gas Vent Pipe - 6-Inch Length
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    Dura-Vent 5-Inch Diameter Type B Gas Vent Pipe - 12-Inch Length
    Dura-Vent 5-Inch Diameter Type B Gas Vent Pipe - 12-Inch Length
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    Dura-Vent Type B Gas Vent System Female Adaptor - 5-Inch Length
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    Dura-Vent Type B Gas Vent Diameter Increaser - 4-Inch to 5-Inch Length
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    Dura-Vent Type B Gas Vent Diameter Increaser - 4-Inch to 6-Inch Length
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    Dura-Vent Type B Gas Vent Diameter Increaser - 5-Inch to 6-Inch Length
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    Dura-Vent Type B Gas Vent Zero to 60-Degree Adjustable Vent Pipe Elbow - 5-Inch Diameter - 5GVL45
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    Dura-Vent Type B Gas Vent Standard Connection Tee Cover - For Connection Tees with a 5-Inch Diameter - 5GVTC
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    Type B gas vent systems can use natural gas or propane gas. The system can vent hot water heaters, furnaces, boilers, gas fireplaces and other Category 1 appliances. This standard connection tee cover protects for vent connection tee. You can this cover in four sizes. You have everything you need for a safe and easy install. The Dura Vent cover is for a five inch vent. It is manufactured by Dura Vent Type B and has a 25 year warranty.


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    Product Details
    Manufacturer: Empire
    Part Number: RH50BLP
    eFireplaceStore Item Number: CUI-RH50BLP
    UPC: 720968145222

    Features

    • Warms large areas with 50,000 BTUs of radiant heat
    • Glass enclosure provides an excellent view of the soothing flames
    • Requires no electricity
    • Matchless piezo ignition system
    • Durable beige cabinet
    • Convenient hydraulic thermostat
    • Draft diverter can be vertically or horizontally installed
    • Automatic shut-off keeps you safe
    • Includes automatic blower
    • Optional log set enhances visual appeal
    • Natural gas and propane models available
    • 10-year limited warranty for combustion chamber and 1-year limited warranty for parts
    • Dimensions: 29 9/16" H x 34" W x 23 3/16" D with diverter or 16" D without diverter
    • Minimum Clearances:
      • Top - 55"
      • Sides - 6"
      • Opposite side (for accessibility) - 18"
      • Bottom of unit to wood floor - 0"
      • Draft diverter to wall - 2"
    * Please Note: This Model Cannot Be Used With An Optional Remote Control Or Wall Switch/Wall Mount Thermostat. A Rotary Knob Is Located On The Unit To Control The Temperature Setting.

    Empire thinks that when it comes to creating a heating unit that provides heat to your living quarters, it would also be nice if it possessed some visual appeal. The Visual Flame Gas Room Heater runs off Propane and is designed to give to both you and your family the appearance of a fire. After all, having a unit keep you warm in the winter months is nice but also it is equally nice if it is able to provide a bit of a visual enhancement that creates a dramatically different atmosphere.
    Customer Questions & Answers
    By Tracey from CO on April 19, 2017
    This heater doesn't need to be vented to the outside?
    By Will M. on April 19, 2017

    Answer:
    This is a B-vent heater that will most certainly require 5" diameter B-vent pipe to run from the reversible draft diverter on the back of the heater and through the roof.

    More information may be found in the installation manual.

    By Kathleen from Colorado on October 19, 2012
    Do you sell the conversion kits from natural gas to propane for the RH65B stove?
    By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on October 19, 2012

    Answer:
    I can certainly check availability of this conversion kit for you. In order to make sure the correct kit is researched, please provide the last number, after the RH65B model. It will end in a -1 through -6. This indicates the version of furnace you have and will make a difference as to what kit is needed.

    By Jannell from Calumet, OK on November 7, 2013
    Is this stove designed to operate without grates/radiants or logs or anything else as pictured? We ordered a stove and was delivered without anything like the things I mentioned above. If it is to have something in it how are they added inside? We were under the impression that they were already in the heater as pictured.
    By Kevin E. - NFI Certified Specialist on November 7, 2013

    Answer:
    This furnace can indeed accept radiants or a log set. However, neither are required. These additional items can be found under the Accessory tab of this item page.

    By Jim from Brewer. ME on November 1, 2014
    What kind of pipe would I use to vent this out of an outside wall?
    By eFireplaceStore on November 3, 2014

    Answer:
    This product must be vented with 5 inch B vent piping.

    By Sandy Neil from Truckee, CA on December 5, 2016
    What are the overall measurements of a RH50BLP?
    By Will M. on December 6, 2016

    Answer:
    Detailed measurements for the entire Visual Flame and Console Room Heater product line by Empire are shown in this brochure.

    By Albert from Russellville, AR on December 1, 2015
    How large of a home will this Empire RH50B Visual Flame gas room heater heat? Also how big of a propane tank would you need to heat for 3 or 4 months in Russellville, AR?
    By Will M. on December 2, 2015

    Answer:
    After factoring efficiency, this heater is capable of heating a space of 1000 square feet with standard 8' ceilings. A minimum tank size of 100 lbs is generally recommended as smaller tanks will start to cause operational issues in colder weather and when the tank is depleted. On it's highest setting, a 50,000 BTU appliance will use 2.32 pounds of propane per hour. A 100 lb tank, filled to 80% capacity will last approximately 34 1/2 hours with the appliance operating on it's highest setting.

    By Phil from Poconos, PA on October 20, 2012
    Can the vent just go through the wall or does it have to have chimney that rises above the roof? My other Empire wall unit simply exhausts through the wall.
    By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on October 22, 2012

    Answer:
    Being that this is a natural vent type of room heater, the vent stack will indeed have to be routed above the roof line and follow the guidelines listed in the owner's manual. It is possible your existing heater is a direct vent unit, as these can be vented directly through an outside wall and terminate horizontally.

    These units also draw their air from outdoors, which makes them highly efficient.

    By Nick from MA on November 30, 2013
    Does this model come with the direct vent option?
    By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on December 2, 2013

    Answer:
    Unfortunately, no. This model is only available as a natural vent heater. While Empire does manufacture a full line of direct vent heaters, those models do not feature the visual flame technology.

    By William from NY on December 19, 2014
    Can this unit's blower work without electricity?
    By eFireplaceStore on December 19, 2014

    Answer:
    Unfortunately, no. The blower must have a 110 volt power source in order to operate.

    By Paul from Breckenridge, MN on April 25, 2013
    How many square feet will this unit heat?
    By Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on April 25, 2013

    Answer:
    With a BTU rating of 50,000, this heater will provide heat for approximately 1,400 square feet (assuming standard 8' ceilings and insulation).

    By Michael from Wakeman, OH on January 18, 2015
    I am looking to heat a partially insulated 1500 square foot area. The heat will be the most dominant in the main room of about 1100 square feet. What size natural gas stove would you recommend? Also, my chimney is enclosed in a wood framing with 6" DuraVent twist lock insulated double wall pipe. Could this flue be used or properly adapted to your flue sizing requirements? What is the fuel efficiency rating of a 50K - 60K BTU stove?
    By eFireplaceStore on January 19, 2015

    Answer:
    Based on the efficiency rating of the unit you are viewing now (70%), this unit would be sufficient to heat the main 1,100 square foot room. You would need to up size to the larger 65,000 BTU unit if you are needing the heater to carry the heat load of the entire space. The existing chimney could indeed be used. The chimney should be sized down with a flexible 5" aluminum liner in order for the heater to vent properly. The aluminum liners are fairly inexpensive and relatively simple to install.

    By Sam from Winchester, KY on October 12, 2014
    I have a brick-stone fireplace with a 6 inch clay tile flue. Will the Empire RH50B LP attach to this existing flue?
    By eFireplaceStore on October 13, 2014

    Answer:
    This unit can indeed be used with an existing 6 inch clay tile flue, although it is recommended to use an aluminum liner pipe to reline the chimney to the 5 inch diameter the chimney needs.

    By Robert from CO on March 23, 2017
    What is the efficiency of the RH50B?
    By Brennan W. on March 23, 2017

    Answer:
    This unit operates at 70% efficiency.

    By bill from buffalo on February 20, 2012
    Can you purchase a thermostat for Empire model #rh-50-5?
    By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on February 20, 2012

    Answer:
    Unfortunately, we do not list a thermostat available for this unit at this time. Please call Empire at 866-214-9918 for further information on your model.

    By Barry from Carlisle, Pennsylvania on October 20, 2013
    What is largest crock I can hook this to without installing a liner?
    By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on October 21, 2013

    Answer:
    This unit should not be vented into a tile that is more than 1 inch over size. As such, a liner should be used with anything over a 6 inch I.D.

    By Adam from Roscommon, MI on March 8, 2015
    What is the efficiency rating of this heater?
    By eFireplaceStore on March 9, 2015

    Answer:
    Per the manufacturer, this unit has a steady state heating efficiency of 70%, which is a good rating for a naturally vented room heater.

    By Melodie from New York Mills, MN on January 27, 2013
    Does this stove come in black or is there another one like it with the visual flame that comes in black?
    By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on January 28, 2013

    Answer:
    The visual flame models of room heaters are only offered with the beige casing that you see in the photo. I apologize that I do not have this product in any other color.

    Customer Reviews
    Empire RH50B Visual Flame Gas Room Heater - Propane - RH-50BLP ( 1,484.10 )
    4.5 out of 5 Stars based on 5 review(s) - sorted by Most Helpful Customer Reviews

    just as advertised
    By
    Lawrence
    from Hilton, NYon
    November 25, 2016
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Our Empire vented room heater model RH-65-7 was shipped promptly and arrived in great condition. Following the instructions the hook up went smoothly and after the first several cycles to burn off the oils etc from manufacturing it has run great. It is much quieter than I had anticipated and distributes the heat evenly. Truly just as advertised.


    Excellent Product
    By
    Carolyn
    from North Little Rock, ARon
    June 24, 2013
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Glad we bought this one from this dealer, the price is reasonable compared to others out there. We bought another stove yrs ago at twice the price, it was only guaranteed for 10 yrs. When it went out, then couldn't buy parts for it. This is the one for you!
    Pros:
    Was everything it show online, has been working excellent, would recommend to others to buy this one.
    Cons:
    The only thing is when you lite this stove, hold down button while someone else lites it in front, it would be so much easier if the two was closer together.


    Very Easy to Install
    By
    Lisa Evans
    from Iowaon
    April 25, 2013
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    This was extremely easy to install and has worked perfectly from the get go.


    Good value for a good gas heater!
    By
    Carolyn
    from Arkansason
    June 10, 2011
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    This is a very good buy on a home gas heater, the price was excellent along with service. The only complaint(?) is when you go to lite it, it is hard to lite with one hand in front the other in back, that would be the only improvement for this heater I could recommend. Glad I bought one!
    Pros:
    The look & value of this product! Not a better looking one for this price anywhere.
    Cons:
    It is hard to lite for us, ( we are in our late 50's) , but hopefully they will do some modifications to it so it will easier to lite.


    Excellent Upgrade
    By
    Scott Thomas
    from Kansason
    January 22, 2009
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    This is definitely an excellent upgrade from the previous fifty year old unit. I hope it is able to last a good long while.




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