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    Empire Vail 26 Inch Special Edition Vent-Free Gas Fireplace with Nutmeg Mantel and Modulating Hydraulic Thermostat

    1,329.30
    List Price: $1,639.99
    Sale Price: $1,329.30
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    • Compact design is ideal for small rooms and tight spaces
    • Realistic Flint Hill log set with glowing embers
    • Efficient Contour burner produces up to 20,000 BTUs
    • Includes an elegant wood mantel with nutmeg finish
    • Built-in modulating hydraulic thermostat
    • Installs in as little as thirty minutes
    • Requires no venting
    • Comes with matte black hood, frame, and louvers
    • 5-year limited warranty
    Specifications:
    • Viewing area: 26" W x 18 1/8" H
    • Mantel Dimensions: 39 1/2 W x 41" H x 14 5/8" D
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    Product Details
    Manufacturer: Empire
    Part Numbers: VFD26FM20NN, VFD26FM20CP
    eFireplaceStore Item Number: CUI-VFD26FM20N
    UPCs: 720968991287, 720968991294

    Features

    • Compact design is ideal for small rooms and tight spaces
    • Realistic Flint Hill log set with glowing embers
    • Efficient Contour burner produces up to 20,000 BTUs
    • Includes an elegant wood mantel with nutmeg finish
    • Built-in modulating hydraulic thermostat
    • Installs in as little as thirty minutes
    • Requires no venting
    • Comes with matte black hood, frame, and louvers
    • 5-year limited warranty
    Specifications:
    • Viewing area: 26" W x 18 1/8" H
    • Mantel Dimensions: 39 1/2 W x 41" H x 14 5/8" D
    * Please Note: This item is a vent free appliance and installation of it may be prohibited in your jurisdiction. Customers are responsible for checking local codes and regulations prior to purchase.

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

    *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.

    The Vail 26 Inch Special Edition Vent-Free Gas Fireplace is an unbelievable solution for people with a little less room in their homes. The compact design of this fireplace is perfect for smaller rooms and tight spaces, the setup requires no bulky venting, and the efficient Contour burner cranks out up to 20,000 BTU's of power.

    This unit also installs in as little as 30 minutes and features a built-in modulating hydraulic thermostat for easy operation. It includes a realistic Flint Hill log set with glowing embers, a matte black hood, frame, and louvers, and an elegant wood mantel with a nutmeg finish. You'd be hard-pressed to find an appliance with a more professional, more finished look.

    You can also count on the 5-year limited warranty that this fireplace includes. That adds long-term peace of mind to what is already an unbelievable home heating package.


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    Customer Questions & Answers
    By Mary from Clearwater, FL on September 25, 2015
    I am interested in buying the Empire Vail 26 Inch Special Edition Vent-Free Gas Fireplace with Nutmeg Mantel and Modulating Hydraulic Thermostat and will have a flat screen TV above it. Does this unit have a built in blower? If not, which one is appropriate for this model?
    By eFireplaceStore on September 28, 2015

    Answer:
    This package does not use a blower as standard, but the Empire FBB-4 Variable-Speed Fireplace Blower with Temperature Switch - FBB-4 can be used to increase circulation.

    By Marc from Buzzards Bay, MA on April 7, 2015
    What is the difference between the Empire models FM30 and FM20?
    By Tyler M. on April 7, 2015

    Answer:
    The difference between this Vail fireplace and mantel ("FM20") and the "FM30" Empire Vail 26" Vent-Free Special Edition Natural Gas Fireplace with Wooden Mantel is the gas control valve. The model on this item page features a manually-controlled hydraulic thermostat with no option for a wall switch or remote control. However, the "FM30" model has a millivolt gas valve that provides the option to add an optional hand-held remote control or a wall switch/thermostat.

    By Janet M. Schunke from Watseka, IL on October 20, 2012
    Can you set a TV on top of this fireplace?
    By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on October 22, 2012

    Answer:
    It is not recommended to place a TV on the surround for this fireplace. The surround was not designed to have that much weight placed upon it, nor has it been insulated to protect any electronics from the rising heat produced by the vent-free fireplace.

    By Scott from Apalachicola, FL on March 14, 2015
    What is the Nutmeg mantel made out of? Is it made out of solid wood, veneer, or a different material?
    By Brennan W. on March 16, 2015

    Answer:
    According to the manufacturer, this mantel is made of solid wood.

    By Pete from NY on May 23, 2016
    How much does this fireplace mantel weigh?
    By Tyler M. on May 24, 2016

    Answer:
    The Vail 26" Special Edition models with the mantels weigh about 154 lbs.

    By Sue from Hemphill, TX on September 13, 2014
    Is this fireplace available as a corner unit?
    By eFireplaceStore on September 15, 2014

    Answer:
    There is not a special edition version with a corner mantel, however the items do exist individually. The unit on its own is the Empire Vail 26 Inch Vent-Free Gas Fireplace with Modulating Hydraulic Thermostat. The mantel is the Empire EMBC11S Corner Wooden Mantel Cabinet with Base - For 26" Vail Fireplaces. Even though nutmeg is not listed as a finish in the drop down list, it can be special ordered if that is indeed the finish you would like.

    By Llanea from Godley, TX on October 17, 2016
    Does this insert have a remote control with a thermostat?
    By Tyler M. on October 17, 2016

    Answer:
    No, this model is manually-controlled only, but there is another version of this unit available that does offer optional remote control choices.

    By Ronald from Shermansdale, PA on March 19, 2015
    Does this vent-free fireplace come with a remote?
    By Tyler M. on March 19, 2015

    Answer:
    No, this particular Vail fireplace can only be manually-controlled via the built-in hydraulic thermostat located behind the lower louver assembly. However, we offer the same 26" Special Edition Vail unit in this nutmeg mantel with remote-ready millivolt controls.. That model does not include a remote control, but one can be added by using the "Accessories" tab on that item page.

    By Joe from Christiansburg, VA on December 24, 2015
    Can this Empire Vail 26 inch Special Edition vent-free gas fireplace with Nutmeg mantel and modulating hydraulic thermostat can be mounted in a corner?
    By eFireplaceStore on December 28, 2015

    Answer:
    The special edition does not yield itself to being mounted in a corner, however this same unit is available with a corner cabinet for that type of installation. The unit by itself is the Empire Vail 26 Inch Vent-Free Gas Fireplace with Modulating Hydraulic Thermostat and the cabinet is the Empire EMBC11S Corner Wooden Mantel Cabinet with Base - For 26" Vail Fireplaces - EMBC-11S-W.

    By Lisa from Rockaway Park, NY on October 25, 2015
    Is the mantel of this Empire Vail 26 inch Special Edition vent-free gas fireplace with Nutmeg mantel and modulating hydraulic thermostat available in white?
    By eFireplaceStore on October 26, 2015


    Customer Reviews
    Empire Vail 26 Inch Special Edition Vent-Free Gas Fireplace with Nutmeg Mantel and Modulating Hydraulic Thermostat ( 1,329.30 )
    5 out of 5 Stars based on 14 review(s) - sorted by Most Helpful Customer Reviews

    Beautiful
    By
    Penny
    from NYon
    April 25, 2017
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    As always from this store, my 2nd fireplace is as great as my first for this house. My total purchases for 2 homes is 4. I'm very very satisfied with the fireplaces.
    Pros:
    Easy installation. Customer service great. Whenever I needed assistance the help desk was there with the answers, including when I misplaced my instructions for programming, they walked me through it. Two of my friends have made purchases as well. They, too, are very pleased.
    Cons:
    None


    A quality gas log fire place
    By
    Paul
    from VESTAVIAon
    January 4, 2017
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Easy to order from experienced technicians. Fed Ex delivery man was great. He delivered created box to carport to inspect, well packed,then helped my neighbor carry 200 lb. fire place inside house. Easy to put together. Recommend brick liner and remote. Technician will walk you through any questions. This fire pace is beautiful. The wood mantel and logs look great. I helped a friend buy a gas log insert in town at a local dealer and my fire place looks just as good as the $3,000 unit and easier to install. The Empire Vail 26" looks just like the picture but better in your own house. The gas logs look real and the flame is beautiful. The logs are 20" in the front and 16" in the back of the fire place. Rated five stars because it is.
    Pros:
    Easy from the get go, to the end. The technicians are there for you if you need help.
    Cons:
    None


    Exceptional Service
    By
    Michael
    from Keyport, NJon
    March 2, 2016
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Recently ordered a new gas vent-free fireplace for my kitchen. I did a lot of research and eFireplaceStore offered the greatest selection and prices. I placed my order on a Sunday and by Wednesday, 3 days later I had my new fireplace. The item was packed well and I had no problem assembling and installing the unit. I ordered a great amount of items online and sometimes companies can't promise what they say. eFireplaceStore delivered on all that they said they would. Great experience.


    Good value
    By
    Jim
    from West Mifflinon
    January 7, 2016
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Great service product arrived with in a week. Support team was excellent with help on installation
    Cons:
    Smell from the gas


    Couldn't be more pleased
    By
    Michael
    from Murrayon
    November 26, 2015
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    The fireplace came shipped by fed ex. The driver was most helpful and we unloaded in minutes. The installation was easy and we where as warm as a pop tart in minutes. This is a product I would recommend for any need to bring more heat to a area. Just need to add the fan and we will be set.
    Pros:
    Quick shipping easy to assemble
    Cons:
    We should have ordered the fan with the fireplace


    I absolutely love my new fireplace
    By
    Veda
    from Alabamaon
    August 16, 2015
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    My husband of 59 years and I moved to our little lake house recently. We had wall heaters and even though they kept us warm, we were not happy with the look. We wanted our livingroom to be more inviting and it really is now. This fireplace makes it look like something out of a magazine. It takes a lot to impress someone my age, but this really does it. The customer service department were a great help to me. I'm so thankful I found this company and this wonderful fireplace.
    Pros:
    It looks just like it was built in.
    Cons:
    None


    Great addition
    By
    Carol
    from Las Vegas Nevadaon
    January 17, 2015
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Am really enjoying my vent free fireplace. It was not difficult to put together although some of the directions were a little confusing. Puts out a great deal of heat, without a blower.


    looks good
    By
    Eileen
    from Ramsey, NJon
    December 10, 2014
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    I did receive the fireplace earlier than expected that was good. Nothing was damaged. It works great. Finished product looks good.


    We love it!
    By
    Cindy S.
    from Indiana, United Stateson
    December 6, 2014
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    We have had the fireplace for a little over two weeks, and we absolutely love it. It was incredibly easy to install and set up. It easily and reliably turns on when the temperature changes. The fire is attractive and very, very warm while the top mantle stays cool. It is very attractive with nice details and decorative touches.
    Pros:
    Well constructed. Attractive. Reliable. Warm!
    Cons:
    None that we can think of at this time.


    Perfect addition!
    By
    Linda
    from Beech Island, SCon
    November 3, 2014
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    We bought this as a gift for my son's family. It was installed earlier this week and already in use. They love the fireplace. Not only is it beautiful but it is very functional. I am sure they will love it for many years to come. It arrived within a few days after it was ordered. We are 100% pleased with the whole process.


    Vent-Free Natural Gas Fireplace
    By
    Kim
    from Pennsylvaniaon
    December 16, 2013
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Very nice keeps the house nice & cozy
    Cons:
    Kind of expensive compared to other natural gas fireplaces


    Heats Like Crazy
    By
    Dee
    from Virginiaon
    December 27, 2012
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    After researching vent free gas fireplaces for a couple of months I chose this one. I wanted white and one that was not too big or too small and this is just the right size. I have a small 50 ish cottage and by the end of the day the low setting is heating the whole house. The electricity went out for about a hour and it sure was nice to have heat! I had professionals install it so I can't comment on that issue.
    Pros:
    Beautiful, simple design and a nice size. It looks like a quality product that beongs in the house.
    Cons:
    Would like the flame to be a bit higher sometimes but it really doesn't distract from pleasure.


    Beautiful Fireplace
    By
    BB
    from Manchester, Marylandon
    September 4, 2011
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    We ordered this fireplace on line. It was a little scary with a large purchase as this. We had a perfect experience with delivery in 4 days, the entire order including thermostat was the right one for our fireplace thanks to the man who called us to tell me the correct one to order. (Tyler). We had it installed and are all set for the first frost in Maryland. Thanks efireplacestore. BB
    Pros:
    very impressive for the size, Nutmeg is a beautiful color.


    Review for
    By
    Dawn
    from on
    December 23, 2010
    This is the best part. Everything together in one piece. Beautiful product. Using it everyday. Heats the whole first floor of my house!




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