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    Empire Vail 26" Vent-Free Special Edition Propane Fireplace with Wooden Mantel - Nutmeg - VFD-26-FM30-NP

    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 nutmeg 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 Nutmeg 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: VFD26FM30NP
    eFireplaceStore Item Number: CUI-VFD26FM30NP
    UPC: 720968991218

    Features

    • 26" gas fireplace and wooden mantel combination with nutmeg 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 Nutmeg 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: Shown With Custom Nutmeg Finish.

    *Also 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.

    When it comes to creating fireplace hearths that have an exquisite appearance that can be enjoyed and admired by all, there are few companies that can produce items that rival those of Vail. Their 26 Inch Vent-Free Special Edition Propane Fireplace with Wooden Mantel comes in the color of Nutmeg and is able to radically transform the appearance of your hearth much to the liking of everyone that lives under the roof of your home.
    Customer Questions & Answers
    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

    Answer:
    While there are versions of the unit itself that do come with a blower already installed, I'm afraid that it is not an option for the special edition models with the mantel. The Empire FBB-4 Variable-Speed Fireplace Blower with Temperature Switch - FBB-4 would have to be ordered and installed in the field.

    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

    Answer:
    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

    Answer:
    This unit is not available in a complete package in a corner model. However, it is possible to specify the unit and a corner mantel separately. The unit is the Vail 20,000 BTU Vent-Free Propane Fireplace - 26" - VFD-26-FP30LLP and the mantel is the Empire EMBC11S Corner Wooden Mantel Cabinet with Base - For 26" Vail Fireplaces - EMBC-11S-W. The mantel finish can be specified from the menu on the item page.

    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

    Answer:
    No, this only comes with a flat wall mantel, but you can get the fireplace and a corner mantel made for it separately. Please see the 26" propane vail unit and a corner mantel for it below:

    Vail 20,000 BTU Vent-Free Propane Fireplace - 26" - VFD-26-FP30LLP

    Empire EMBC11S Corner Wooden Mantel Cabinet with Base - For 26" Vail Fireplaces - EMBC-11S-W

    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

    Answer:
    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

    Answer:
    No, this particular model does not include the optional blower. It can utilize the Empire FBB-4 Variable-Speed Fireplace Blower, which would be purchased separately.

    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.

    Customer Reviews
    Empire Vail 26" Vent-Free Special Edition Propane Fireplace with Wooden Mantel - Nutmeg - VFD-26-FM30-NP ( 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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