By Larry from Murfreesboro, TN on January 7, 2015
I was told the blower wasn't necessary for adequate heat. Can a blower be added later after the fireplace is installed?
By eFireplaceStore on January 7, 2015
Answer:This unit does heat very well without a blower, however if you decide you would like one later on, it can be added. You will need to ensure that a 110 volt outlet is installed in the base of the unit at the time of initial setup, as you will not be able to readily add one later.
By Carol from Kansas City, MO on October 15, 2016
Can a Blower be installed in this unit before it is shipped?
By eFireplaceStore on October 17, 2016
By Janet on October 17, 2011
Do you offer this type vent less fireplace with wooden cabinet that allows the flame to be adjusted (like the old propane heaters)? I do not want the thermostat that clicks on and off with only one flame height.
By Customer Service on October 17, 2011
Unfortunately, this unit does not offer variability in its burner control. A similar unit that does offer variable control would be our Napoleon NPL-GVF36. You may view it here:
Napoleon GVF36 Vent Free Gas Fireplace
Please keep in mind, though, that the mantel is not included with this unit. We have several other options available. Including the option to purchase a firebox and add in the log set of your choosing. But, again, we would also need to add the mantel or cabinet.
By Terry from Franklin, KY on November 3, 2013
Could I get this in a corner model?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on November 4, 2013
By Ian from Bethlehem, PA on December 21, 2013
Does this come with a corner mantel unit?
By Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on December 23, 2013
By Sally from Harrison, OH on October 28, 2014
Can I use this propane fireplace in a mobile home? Other than a propane line, do I need anything special done to my home?
By eFireplaceStore on October 28, 2014
Answer:This unit can potentially be installed in a mobile home, but I highly recommend checking with your local code office, as codes vary greatly from state to state and town to town in regards to vent free appliance.
An LP supply is the only thing needed for this particular model. Only if a blower was added would power be required. A licensed gas fitter should be able to complete the installation.
By Sal from Harrisburg, PA on January 2, 2014
Can this fireplace be used when the electricity is out?
By Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on January 2, 2014
Yes, this fireplace has a millivolt ignition that requires no electricity to operate. Only the optional FBB4 blower
would require electricity if it is added to this fireplace system.
By Rich Davis from Kearneysville, WV on October 7, 2016
What is the difference between VFD-26-FM30-NP and VFD-26-FP70-LP? Can either or both of these use natural gas?
By eFireplaceStore on October 10, 2016
Answer:Both versions are indeed available in natural gas. The 30 series unit is a standard millivolt style valve, meaning that it uses a standing pilot flame to power the gas valve. The 70 series is known as an intermittent pilot system and uses a 120 volt power source to spark and light the pilot each time heat is required. The pilot goes out when the main burner shuts down, saving gas. A battery back up is provided for power outages.
By Tom from Queensbury, NY on October 16, 2016
Is it possible to adjust the volume of burning gas?
By eFireplaceStore on October 17, 2016
Answer:The output of this unit is set at 20,000 BTUs.
By Kathryn from Norman, OK on December 4, 2014
Is the electrical hookup for the remote only? If I add the remote, will it be difficult to set it up electrically after the gas is connected? Does it just involve turning off the gas when the electrician comes to install the remote? Can I have the gas person tomorrow connect as planned?
By eFireplaceStore on December 4, 2014
Answer:Your installation can proceed as planned. This unit uses a simple remote system that draws power from the standing pilot that the unit has. The gas will not even have to be turned off when the remote is installed later on.
The electrical junction box for this unit is only present for the accessory blower system. It is the only accessory that requires 110 volts to operate.
By Betty from Hampton, Arkansas on August 15, 2014
Is propane the same as butane? We have a butane gas tank now and I need to know if the words are interchangeable. Can you tell me?
By Will M. on August 15, 2014
Answer:Butane is heavier than propane and this appliance is not listed to be converted to any other gas. All vent free appliances are non-convertible.
By Deb from Bovey, MN on September 17, 2013
Does this unit come with a blower?
By Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on September 17, 2013
By Gene Abbott from Columbia, SC on November 16, 2012
Does this unit have electronic starting or a pilot light?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on November 16, 2012
Answer:This Vail vent-free fireplace has a millivolt ignition with a standing pilot light.