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    Empire Vail 26" Vent-Free Special Edition Natural Gas Fireplace with Wooden Mantel - Cherry - VFD-26-FM30-CN

    1,382.40
    List Price: $1,699.99
    Sale Price: $1,382.40
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    • 26" gas fireplace and wooden mantel combination with cherry finish
    • Features realistic Flint Hill log set and efficient 20,000 BTU contour burner
    • Includes matte black hood, frame, and louvers
    • Requires no venting
    • Equipped with remote-ready millivolt controls
    • Reliable standing/piezo ignitor
    • Easy and rapid installation
    • Comes in Cherry finish
    • Natural gas and propane models available
    • Specifications: 41" H x 39 1/2" W x 14 5/8" D
    • 5-year limited warranty
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    Product Details
    Manufacturer: Empire
    Part Number: VFD26FM30CN
    eFireplaceStore Item Number: CUI-VFD26FM30CN
    UPC: 720968991249

    Features

    • 26" gas fireplace and wooden mantel combination with cherry finish
    • Features realistic Flint Hill log set and efficient 20,000 BTU contour burner
    • Includes matte black hood, frame, and louvers
    • Requires no venting
    • Equipped with remote-ready millivolt controls
    • Reliable standing/piezo ignitor
    • Easy and rapid installation
    • Comes in Cherry finish
    • Natural gas and propane models available
    • Specifications: 41" H x 39 1/2" W x 14 5/8" D
    • 5-year limited warranty
    * 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.

    The Vail 26 Inch Vent-Free Special Edition Natural Gas Fireplace with Wooden Mantel provides everything you need to start enjoying the warmth and atmosphere of an open fire. This complete hearth comes with a firebox, a realistic gas log set, a 20,000 BTU burner, and an elegant cherry mantel. And because no venting is required, your new fireplace can be up and running in almost no time.

    The main attraction of a Vail 26 Inch Vent-Free Special Edition Natural Gas Fireplace is, of course, that it allows you to create an entire hearth with just one purchase. But many consumers also find the way this gas appliance can be customized equally appealing. The mantel is available in a variety of finishes, and you have the option of upgrading your fireplace with trim, a frame, or ceramic liner. Many remote controls and wall switches can also be used with this fireplace, thanks to the built-in millivolt controls.

    The Vail 26 Inch Vent-Free Special Edition Natural Gas Fireplace with Wooden Mantel is designed with the busy homeowner in mind. Because it includes everything you need, ordering, installing, and using this gas fireplace couldn't be simpler. You won't find a more stress-free home investment.

    Mantel shown with custom nutmeg finish.

    Customer Questions & Answers
    By Jon from Indiana on November 3, 2013
    I have an upper loft of a barn that is 24' x 32' x 8'. I just finished it in tongue and groove white cedar. I would like to install a ventless gas log set since I already have a 300 gallon propane tank feeding a gas log in my house. Would this unit give off too much heat for this space? I have a stairway that goes down to a smaller room downstairs that is currently not heated. That space is 8' x 32' and is partitioned off from the rest of the barn downstairs where I store a tractor and other lawn equipment. So, the gas logs would have fresh air coming from downstairs.
    By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on November 4, 2013

    Answer:
    Based on the square footage of your area, this unit would be a good fit and would overheat the area. As long as there is definitely a positive seal between the partitioned area downstairs and any gas fumes that could come into contact with the fireplace, there should not be an issue with using the unit in this setting.

    By Betty from New Jersey on January 4, 2013
    What are the dimensions on this unit?
    By Chris on January 4, 2013

    Answer:
    The dimensions are 41" H x 39 1/2" W x 14 5/8" D. The corner mantel that is compatible with this fireplace can be found here. To view the fireplace without the mantel, you may view it here.

    By Gary from Stillwater, OK on August 2, 2013
    We are trying to decide whether to order this fireplace in cherry or nutmeg. The photos are the same for all the colors; even white. Do you have color samples or can you send us to another web page that shows the actual colors?
    By Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on August 5, 2013

    Answer:
    Yes, please see this online brochure from the manufacturer, which shows the mantel in various finishes:

    The Vail Series

    By Jim from Pittsburgh, PA on December 15, 2015
    Do gas logs come with this Empire Vail 26" vent-free special edition natural gas fireplace with wooden mantel?
    By Chris C. on December 15, 2015

    Answer:
    Yes, this model is somewhat all inclusive as the mantel, fireplace, burner, and logs are all included with this kit.

    By Sandy Jenkins from Kingsport, TN on January 7, 2017
    Can a fan be installed on this model,? If so, how hard is it to hook up, and what is the additional cost?
    By Brennan W. on January 9, 2017

    Answer:
    A fan can be purchased for $195.30 for this unit, and will simply require the junction box on the unit be hardwired so you can plug the blower into the 120V outlet behind the lower access panel.

    By Pat from Leesburg, VA on March 8, 2013
    Is this fireplace available with a corner mantle kit?
    By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on March 11, 2013

    Answer:
    While we do not carry the 26 inch vail fireplace with a corner mantel as a standard package, we do offer the unit and mantel separately. The unit that is offered in the package is the Vail 20,000 BTU Vent-Free Natural Gas Fireplace - 26 Inch. The corner mantel that would go with the unit is the Empire EMBC11S Corner Wooden Mantel Cabinet with Base - For 26 Inch Vail Fireplaces. Setup for the corner mantel is almost identical to the standard model. No additional components would need to be purchased to complete the package.

    By Richard from CT on November 5, 2013
    If some of your fireplace units are vent-free for natural gas, how is this then hooked up to the gas? I have a meter and I have the ability to potentially place a gas line to the fireplace unit. But what about venting the gas burned? I am looking at the Vail 26" Vent-free Special Edition Natural Gas Fireplace w/ wooden mantel. Will this heat an 800 square foot room? How many BTU's do I have to have?
    By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on November 5, 2013

    Answer:
    In order to heat an 800 square foot space, approximately 30,000 BTUs would be needed. This unit would be able to handle 550 square feet on its own.

    Vent free fireplaces are designed to operate without a chimney or vent pipe. They can accomplish this because their burners are designed to operate with a very lean fuel mixture and the log assembly is placed so that it does not directly interfere with combustion of the gas. The only byproducts released are water vapor and carbon dioxide. However, it is important to note that operating a vent free appliance for more than 4 hours at a time can cause issues with moisture buildup in some rooms.

    An alternate unit that could work and falls into the BTU category you need is the slightly larger Vail Premium Vent-Free Natural Gas Fireplace - 32" - VFP-32-BP20LN. There is an accessory mantel cabinet that can work with this model as well, which is the Empire EMBF1S Standard Wooden Mantel Cabinet with Base - For 32" Fireplaces and Fireboxes - EMBF-1S-UO.

    By Cathy from Balto, MD on January 26, 2013
    We are looking for a fireplace that will heat the room. I see nothing in the description about a blower. Does this have one?
    By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on January 28, 2013

    Answer:
    Vent free units are an excellent option for heating a decently large space. This unit will be able to heat approximately 500 square feet on its own. A blower does not come standard, but can be added to increase thermal efficiency. The correct blower can be seen under the "accessories" tab on the item page.

    Customer Reviews
    Empire Vail 26" Vent-Free Special Edition Natural Gas Fireplace with Wooden Mantel - Cherry - VFD-26-FM30-CN ( 1,382.40 )
    5 out of 5 Stars based on 15 review(s) - sorted by Most Helpful Customer Reviews

    A Great Addition to Our Home
    By
    Daniel
    from Beals, MI on
    July 4, 2017
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    We recently purchased a ventless propane fireplace for our new sunroom so that we could enjoy it all year round. The Empire 26 was a great choice and looks great on the raised platform; we prepared to feature it as the focal point of the room. The only disappointments are that it was not equipped with a remote and the flame control level shows little difference from low to high, making the flame pretty much the same all the time. All in all, we are very happy with our purchase, the ease of the transaction, the speedy well-packaged shipping to the door, and the quality of the product.


    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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