By PJ from Denver on May 23, 2015
What are the manual control settings of this Empire SR30 infrared vent-free gas heater? Is a thermostat available for this unit?
By Will M. on May 26, 2015
Manually operating this model involves selecting how many plaques from 1-5 you prefer to have operating via the manual control knob and this will range from 7-30,000 Btu. This same model is available with a Hydraulic Thermostat.
It features a HI/LO knob that will turn the unit off depending on the control knob position and this ranges from 55 degrees on LO to 90 degrees on HI.
By Jewell Peoples from Birmingham, AL on November 5, 2012
What is the part number for a thermal coupling?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on November 5, 2012
Answer:The part number for the thermocouple of this heater is R-6310.
By Guy from Spokane, WA on January 27, 2017
I am looking for a garage propane heater. Can the Empire heater be connected to a 20lb or larger propane tank?
By Will M. on January 27, 2017
Answer:A 20 lb. tank would not last very log before causing outage issues with the heater. A 30,000 Btu heater uses approximately just under 1.5 pounds of liquid propane per hour and the pressure produced by any propane tank will decrease in colder weather and as the level of propane is depleted. Propane begins to boil at temperatures below freezing, but only absorbs heat through the "wetted surface area" or the inner tank surface bathed in liquid propane. Subsequently, this heater may only work for a few hours or half an hour, depending on outdoor temperatures. It is recommended to use at least a 50 pound tank to avoid this issue.
By Cayann from Norman, Oklahoma on December 20, 2013
I would like to mount my heater and access a nearby natural gas line. What is the part number for the regulator I would need to make this conversion?
By Chris on December 22, 2013
Vent free appliances cannot be converted from one gas type to another, however we do offer the natural gas model of this heater here
By John from TN on October 3, 2015
How many square feet will this Empire SR30 infrared vent-free gas heater with manual controls heat?
By Will M. on October 5, 2015
Answer:30,000 BTUs will heat a space of approximately 857 square feet with standard 8 foot ceilings.
By Cayann from Norman, Oklahoma on December 23, 2013
I would like to mount our heater and utilize the nearby natural gas line. What is the part number for the regulator I would need to make this conversion?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on December 23, 2013
Answer:Is your existing heater fueled by propane? If so, there is not a conversion kit manufactured to switch it to natural gas. The manufacturer does not produce such a kit, due to the dangers that can arise if the heater is incorrectly converted.
By Jean from Berlin, NJ on November 21, 2013
I work for a small print shop. We use chemicals to clean presses and other solvents. The heater that we are looking to replace is gas with an outside vent. Would this be suitable for our needs?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on November 21, 2013
Answer:Due to the possible dangers, it is not recommended to use a heater that uses combustion air from a room where any flammable or potentially hazardous cleaning agents are used. Because air from the room will be drawn into the heater, any hazardous byproducts in the air could be burned and released back into the room. A direct vent heater should be used instead.
By sonny hedgecock from Millers Creek, NC on December 29, 2012
Is a blower available for this unit?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on December 31, 2012
Answer:This unit does offer an accessory blower, which can be seen in the Accessories tab above.
By Janet from Albany, NY on May 15, 2015
Does the LP version of this Empire SR30 infrared gas heater use gas on a continuous run time just like the BF30LP unit or is it more fuel-efficient?
By Brennan W. on May 15, 2015
Answer:These two units do indeed operate at the same efficiency.
By Vicki from OH on October 10, 2016
Are these cool to touch? I am concerned about grandchildren. Are all propane wall heaters cool to touch? Are your blue flame heaters behind glass?
By Will M. on October 11, 2016
Ventless propane or natural gas wall heaters will not be cool to the touch and most all have an open flame. There are several ventless fireplaces that will have a solid pane of tempered or ceramic glass over the front to shield the flame, but these models will be higher in price as they feature more decorative elements. Additionally, any hearth system we offer that produces a significant amount of heat will be hot to the touch, so purchasing a system with a pane of glass that encloses the combustion chamber will only prevent accidental contact with an open flame. Hearth manufacturers simply advise to keep smaller children away from the heater. For whichever hearth system you end up purchasing, we do offer a number of products like the Minuteman SCR-12 3F Fireplace Screen Child Guard Stove - Black
to lessen any concerns.
By Diane from Snowflake, AZ on February 25, 2016
I am looking for a wall propane heater and the one I am interested in is the Empire SR30 Infrared Vent Free. However, in my search on these wall propane heaters, I have seen statements about not suitable above 4500 ft. I am at 5000 feet. What is the issue and what propane heater is good for above 5000 ft? I also need one like this that does not need electricity. Can you help advise me?
By Will M. on February 25, 2016
Answer:Because of your elevation, you may experience pilot outages from any vent free appliances. Vent free units can suffer from oxygen depletion at any altitude greater than 4,500 feet. However, if the unit is being operated in a large space with plenty of air volume, the issue is unlikely to occur.
Like most all of the ventless heaters offered, this will operate without power. An optional blower will not function as this will require 120v, but the same can be said for all hearth systems.
By Stephen Henderson from Boise, ID on April 27, 2012
I've got a cold wood-shop/garage (about 900-1000 sq. ft.) to heat in Boise, Idaho. There is insulation on the roof, and most walls. It's built into a hillside, so one side has a 4 foot tall bare concrete retaining wall. The opposite wall is a common wall with the house. The garage doors are insulated. The fourth wall has some single paned glass, and a lot of gaps to the outside that have been tough to fill.
There is easy access to a natural gas line here. Do you have any recommendations for a heater for this space? I like the idea of a ventless installation. Is this safe for use in a garage/woodshop?
The height is 10-11 feet if that matters.
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on April 27, 2012
Answer:Generally, there is not an issue with installing a vent free heater in a workshop, just as long as there is not an overabundance of flammable chemicals/fluids in the immediate area.
Given your climate and the description of the workshop, this heater would only heat about 3/4 of the space effectively. It would also need to be a centralized location. Due to limitations on the amount of available room air, vent free heaters are 30k BTUs at their largest.
In order to guarantee effective heating of the entire space, you would need to utilize a larger, direct vent unit. The only drawback is that this type of heater must have space available on an outside wall for installation. I will be happy to assist you with questions you may have.
By Michael Vaughn from Jemez Springs, NM on December 26, 2016
Is there a thermostatic control available for the SR30LP?
By Tyler M. on December 26, 2016
Yes, the thermostatic control version of this heater is the Empire SR30T Infrared Vent-Free Gas Heater with Hydraulic Thermostat Controls - Propane
. Please see a quote below. You may reply to this email or call me (Tyler) at 901-786-6861 if you have any questions.
To order, simply call us at 1-800-203-1642 during normal business hours (Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:30pm Central) and reference quote number 15813. Or, if you prefer, you may simply reply with payment details (credit card number, expiration date, security code) and address information (billing and shipping). You may also request payment via PayPal and we will send you the instructions. We look forward to your response.
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By James from IL on August 30, 2016
I just received this heater and my propane line comes through the wall of my house. Do I have to put a inline regulator in the line before the heater and what materials do I need to pipe this heater?
By Will M. on August 30, 2016
Answer:Your LP supplier will typically provide this information as only someone legally qualified to adhere to both local and national gas code should perform the installation. If an existing pipe stub and shutoff valve are already in place, pressure testing will need to be performed with the heater isolated from the gas supply as pressures in excess of 1/2 psig will cause a potentially hazardous situation. A 1/8 inch (3mm) N.P.T. plugged tapping should be available immediately upstream of the gas valve to check pressure and the minimum inlet pressure of 11" w.c. will need to be confirmed (maximum 13" w.c.).
By Betty from Dallas, GA on September 30, 2015
Can I turn this Empire SR30 infrared vent-free gas heater with manual controls on as 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 or are there only three settings such as 1, 3 and 5?
By Brennan W. on September 30, 2015
Answer:This heater only has three settings.
By John from Newport, RI on May 19, 2015
Will this Empire SR30 Infrared gas heater work with a 20 pound propane tank? How long will the tank last if on full heat?
By Brennan W. on May 19, 2015
Answer:This unit will drain a 20lb tank very quickly. We do not suggest using anything smaller than a 40lb tank.
By Phil from Grantham, NH on January 10, 2015
What square footage does this heat?
By Kevin E. on January 10, 2015
Answer:This heater could adequately heat about 1,000 square feet.
By Ted from Sherman, TX on January 12, 2015
Answer:These manual control heaters are by far a much better heater than the ones with a thermostat. I purchased one for my 2000 square foot house and we leave 1 burner on all the time unless the cold weather merits other wise. It has greatly reduced the amount of times the central heat comes on all the while keeping the house at a comfortable level. I would definitely recommend this product.
By Bobby from Hurdle Mills, NC on February 9, 2016
Where can I get a replacement pilot assembly and manual for an Empire SR-30-3?
By Will M. on February 10, 2016
For replacement parts, please fill out this form.