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    Empire SR18T Infrared Vent-Free Gas Heater with Hydraulic Thermostat Controls - Propane

    497.70
    List Price: $609.99
    Sale Price: $497.70
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    • Efficiently generates 18,000 BTUs of heat
    • Requires no venting
    • Can be mounted on a wall or sit on the floor
    • Runs entirely without electricity
    • Convenient hydraulic thermostat controls
    • Standing pilot ignition system
    • Automatic shut-off and oxygen depletion sensor
    • Natural gas and propane models available
    • 5-year limited warranty and 5-year limited labor warranty
    • Dimensions: 22" H x 18" W x 6 1/2" D
    • Minimum Clearances:
      • 36" from top
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    Product Details
    Manufacturer: Empire
    Part Number: SR18TLP
    eFireplaceStore Item Number: CUI-SR18TLP
    UPC: 720968361929

    Features

    • Efficiently generates 18,000 BTUs of heat
    • Requires no venting
    • Can be mounted on a wall or sit on the floor
    • Runs entirely without electricity
    • Convenient hydraulic thermostat controls
    • Standing pilot ignition system
    • Automatic shut-off and oxygen depletion sensor
    • Natural gas and propane models available
    • 5-year limited warranty and 5-year limited labor warranty
    • Dimensions: 22" H x 18" W x 6 1/2" D
    • Minimum Clearances:
      • 36" from top
      • 6" from each side
      • 2" from floor when wall-mounted
      • 2" from floor when floor-mounted
    * Please Note: This heater is not designed for use when placed on the floor. To ensure proper safety and cost efficiency, place the heater on the Empire Heater Stand, product # CUI-SRS18 which is sold separately (See Accessories tab above for complete product information).

    *Also 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.

    Need a convenient, consistent, and efficient solution to a troublesome heating dilemma? Then maybe the SR18T Infrared Vent-Free Gas Heater from Empire is the answer. This heater requires no venting, and efficiently generates up to 18,000 BTUs of heat. You can mount it on a wall or set it on the floor. It operates entirely without electricity, functioning with either natural gas or propane. A 5-year limited warranty and 5-year limited labor warranty are included with this item.
    Customer Questions & Answers
    By Tracy from Utah on May 26, 2014
    Will this unit work at high altitude such as 6100 ft? Also, I have a 350 gal propane tank that feeds my furnace with a pipe that I can branch off on. Would I still need to connect another regulator to this or should the one on the big tank suffice?
    By eFireplaceStore on May 27, 2014

    Answer:
    Vent free heaters work consistently at altitudes up to 4,500 feet. Between 4,500 and 7,500 feet, oxygen levels drop enough that the oxygen depletion pilot assembly can experience intermittent drop outs. The issue is not common, but it can be a nuisance when it does occur.

    Depending on the pressure level that the first regulator steps the output to, you may need a second regulator for this heater. The heater requires an input pressure between 11 and 13 inches of water column, with 13 inches being approximately 1/2 of a psi. If the first regulator steps pressure down to this level, another regulator will not be needed.

    By Bob from Santa Cruz County, CA on December 3, 2014
    I am looking fora wall heater for a 250 sq ft great room and a 100 sq ft bedroom. I like the look of the infrared models and like the fact that no vent is required. What would you recommend?



    By eFireplaceStore on December 3, 2014

    Answer:
    This particular model would be too large for your needs, unless the ceilings in the room are very high. The correct size unit to use would be the Empire SR10T Infrared Vent-Free Gas Heater with Hydraulic Thermostat Controls - Propane - SR-10TLP. The smaller space of the bedroom would require the Empire SR6 Infrared Vent-Free Gas Heater - Propane - SR-6LP. Both models have been produced by Empire for decades and are very reliable. Please keep in mind that vent free heaters are not technically allowed for use in California. If the installation is being inspected for code compliance, it may not pass.

    By Angela from Newmarket, Ontario, CAN on March 28, 2015
    Why does this Empire gas heater not need a vent? Does that mean it doesn't need to be on an outside wall?


    By Brennan W. on March 30, 2015

    Answer:
    This unit does not need to be vented because it operates at a level of efficiency that puts out only water vapor and carbon dioxide during combustion. You would not need to mount this to an exterior wall.

    By Chuck from Rockland, MS on May 29, 2013
    Can I use this unit in my 40' x 10' mobile home? Will there be enough ventilation?
    By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on May 29, 2013

    Answer:
    Based on the size of the mobile home, ventilation for this size of a heater should not be an issue. However, the heater cannot be the primary heat source for the mobile home. This restriction stands for all vent free appliances. It is recommended that you consult with your local code office as well, as they may have further guidelines regarding vent free heaters.

    By Dan from Cape Cod, MA on November 7, 2015
    What is the hydraulic thermostat in this Empire SR18T infrared vent-free gas heater with hydraulic thermostat controls and how does it work?
    By eFireplaceStore on November 9, 2015

    Answer:
    A hydraulic thermostat is a type of thermal modulation device used by some gas space heaters. The thermostat works by utilizing a vial of expanding fluid to trip a switch. Adjusting the temperature controls on the unit adjusts the location of the switch contacts. When the fluid in the vial expands enough, due to the increase in room temperature, it will open the contacts on the switch and turn the unit off. Once the room temperature goes back down and the fluid in the vial cools enough, it will contract and allow the switch to close again, causing the heater to fire again.

    By Keith from Durango, CO on November 17, 2016
    I have a 12" x 16" room that houses my solar batteries, and need to keep them at 55 degrees during the winter. The room is well insulated .Would this heater work? I'm at 9500 ft. elevation.

    By Kevin from MS on December 10, 2015
    I'm looking for a heater much like this Empire SR18T infrared vent-free gas heater with hydraulic thermostat controls but with 2 plaques. Do you carry something like this?
    By Will M. on December 10, 2015

    Answer:
    The SunStar Corcho Vent-Free Natural Gas Infrared Heater with Thermostat Controls - 9,500 BTU has two plaques and offers thermostatic control.

    By Mark Wymer from Toledo,Ohio on December 19, 2016
    I would like to mount this within a fireplace where the logs would be. Is that possible?
    By Will M. on December 20, 2016

    Answer:
    You should not install the heater in this application as adequate airspace clearances will not be provided and this may prove to be quite hazardous.

    Customer Reviews
    Empire SR18T Infrared Vent-Free Gas Heater with Hydraulic Thermostat Controls - Propane ( 497.7 )
    5 out of 5 Stars based on 22 review(s) - sorted by Most Helpful Customer Reviews

    Great Product
    By
    Elizabeth
    from VTon
    April 25, 2017
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Easy to install. Heats up almost 1000 square feet. Easy to operate.


    The Right Heater for The Job
    By
    Nancy
    from Sedgwick, MEon
    April 5, 2017
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Needed to heat my pottery studio in Maine. The website had good and accurate info. When I called with questions, the person I spoke with was willing and very able to answer them all. He helped me make the right choice. It arrived exactly when they said it would. It's doing a great job. I've been comfortably making pots, even though it's still snowing outside.


    Easy controls
    By
    Roy
    from Greer, SCon
    December 28, 2016
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Quick shipping, Easy to install, Heats very well, Used to heat about 600 sq.ft. area. Easy controls.


    Nice Heater
    By
    Barbara
    from Tonawandaon
    October 28, 2016
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    This heater was delivered exactly when expected. It took my husband about a half hour to remove our old on and install this one. It warmed our basement up quickly! We are place very pleased with our purchase!
    Cons:
    none


    GREAT HEATER
    By
    MARK
    from ROYERSFORD, PAon
    May 24, 2016
    HASSLE FREE SHOPPING! QUICK DELIVERY!
    Pros:
    HAD ONE BEFORE AND LASTED 26 YEARS. TAKES THE CHILL OFF FAST.
    Cons:
    NEW MODEL SETTING SWITCH DOES NOT FEEL AS SOLID AS OLD ONE.


    Purchase two of these outstanding Empire natural gas heaters
    By
    David
    from AUGUSTAon
    February 20, 2016
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    I received two of these Empire natural gas heaters very quickly and well packed. I am very impress with these heaters. I now understand why these heaters cost a little more then all other heaters. The quality and performance of these Empire heaters is outstanding. I highly recommend Empire heaters to all who are looking for a top notch heater that will surpass all other heaters on the market. Good Job Empire.


    exactly what I was looking for...
    By
    Gary
    from Vestavia Hills, ALon
    February 2, 2016
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    needed a heat source for an add-on basement room and this heater and price fit the bill perfectly.


    Quality
    By
    Tom
    from Reno NVon
    January 10, 2016
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    You do get what you pay for and this heater is a prime example. It replaces a cheap Chinese one that fell apart at the control knob due to cheap construction. Well pleased in this one
    Pros:
    Quality


    Great Heater
    By
    Dennis
    from QUINTONon
    January 7, 2016
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Put this in our master bathroom works very well heating up bath and bedroom and the thermostat works well going on and off. A very nice heater for the price. We are thinking about buying more for the other rooms in our house one at a time.
    Pros:
    Thermostat settings, works well, great heater
    Cons:
    none


    Great Heater Made In USA
    By
    Chuck
    from Salem, Illinoison
    December 1, 2015
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    I have two of these heaters and have had excellent service from both of them! They truly are the best of the vent free heaters!


    Empire Infrared Heaters are the BEST
    By
    Michele
    from Wyandotte, MIon
    November 4, 2015
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    This is our second Empire Heater and we love it. So easy to clean, and take care of. Quiet and does not have any odor at all.


    Wonderful
    By
    Mark
    from Carson City, Nevadaon
    October 1, 2015
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Saves propane and battery... performs exactly as I hoped it would. I will be recommending this unit to friends with RVs


    One of many purchased
    By
    Steve
    from Penrose, Coloradoon
    April 5, 2015
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    This is the latest one of many Empires I've purchased over the years for use in RVs and homes. I've never been disappointed with the performance or the even heat they provide. I've used several in high elevations without a glitch. I've recommended this heater to several friends and they're always as pleased as I have been with them. Great product!
    Pros:
    Best reliable performance. Moist, even heat on demand. Quiet.
    Cons:
    NONE


    SR-18LP Propane vent free heater
    By
    Harold Sheffer
    from Kalkaska, MIon
    March 12, 2015
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    The heater was packed well, arrived timely and worked perfectly as soon as we finished installation. It is a very good heater which we purchased because of our prior good experience with the empire brand heater.


    None Better
    By
    Bt
    from Waverly, Ohioon
    January 31, 2015
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    If this company's quality control stays on target then you will not find a better heating, longer lasting wall heater. I've heated my whole house "1700 sq. ft." exclusively. Built in the 70's as an all electric home, in weather to 10 below with a wind chill even lower. I use no other heat source, just one thermostat controlled 30,000 btu wall unit, placed in the middle of the house on an outside wall. I've done this for over 20 year, only having to replace the unit once in that time. This unit will last well past it's warranty time. I'm so confident in these units that I have bought a spare that I keep in storage. For as I've said: it is my only heat. Buy one, you'll not regret it...


    Next day shipment was amazing
    By
    Dave
    from North Carolinaon
    January 14, 2015
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Ordering and Shipping: I ordered the SR10T unit at this store after trying to find it locally because of concerns of damage in shipment. In the end, I ordered on-line because of the competitive price and free shipping. I accepted the normal shipping terms at check-out and much to my surprise the unit was delivered the next day! Installation: I contracted with a local installer to run the pipes and install the unit on the wall in my basement. They were able to do all of this in about 2 hours time. (it was a very short run to connect to the natural gas source) It only took 20-30 minutes to actually hang the heater on the wall with the 4 "drywall" bolts. Experience after 2 months of actual use: We are heating about 200 square feet in our finished basement room. Sometimes we open up a second room which adds about 50 more square feet. The SR10T is more than adequate for the space we're using it for. We are very pleased with the unit so far and feel secure that we have a secondary heating source should we loose electric power.
    Pros:
    1. Unit is constructed from quality materials and is small enough that it doesn't detract too much from the room decor. 2. Simple to operate. (Pilot mode, Off mode, 1-5 temperature range setting) 3. Easy wall mounting installation. 4. Reliable secondary heat source in the event that first heat source is not available(power outage, etc...)
    Cons:
    This is not a big deal but it is necessary to hold the Pilot knob down for 60 seconds when first starting up the unit. It would be nice it one could simply hold the Pilot knob down, press the "lighter" button and then immediately set the desired temperature range(1-5). (not a big deal, but a "nice-to-have")


    Finally warm
    By
    Dennie
    from Virginiaon
    November 13, 2014
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    I am in a two bedroom 1320 sq ft SW Va . The heater is downstairs and even on lowest setting the upstairs is warm. Got it for emergencies but found it is awesome for everyday use. Heat pump just doesn't do it. I recommend Empire because it is made in the USA. Before bringing a gas heater into my home I searched for what I believe to be the safest I chose Empire. As you can see my Chihuahua enjoys the heater as well. I ordered this heater on a Sunday evening and it was at my door he next evening. I purchased from this seller due to price and shipping. Wow awesome choice!
    Pros:
    Made in USA Warranty Quiet. Heated the room without the noise of a fan
    Cons:
    I didn't buy sooner


    Great Product 20 years no trouble!
    By
    Steve
    from Central Michiganon
    October 30, 2014
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    I have been using this product in my cabin for 20 years and just now need to clean it! Great product buy this one and not the Junk sold by Home Depot, Lowes or Northern tool. This one is worth every penny!


    Just what my cold bathroom needed
    By
    John Mayo
    from Marietta, Ga.on
    March 4, 2012
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    The item was shipped in a timely manner and was as advertised. I had to deal with customer service a number times to resolve a stolen UPS shipment, but it was resolved to my satisfaction. I would recommend this vendor.


    Great Gas Heater
    By
    Ervin
    from North Carolinaon
    February 26, 2012
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Installed this heater in our living room and it heats the entire downstairs of our house. Easy to install and looks great in our house. Very economical to operate.
    Pros:
    Easy to operate. Uses very little gas.


    Review for
    By
    LINDA. TOMBSTONE AZ
    from on
    March 3, 2011
    I AM THRILLED WITH MY NEW EMPIRE SR18 INFRARED HEATER. DOES WHAT ITS SUPPOSED TO DO.


    Does the Job Well
    By
    Virginia Taylor
    from Wisconsinon
    March 25, 2009
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Everyone in my family has fallen in love with this heater and the job that it does. However, in order for it to do the job most effectively, it requires use of the optional blower.




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