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

    1,329.30
    List Price: $1,639.99
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    • 26" gas fireplace and wooden mantel combination with White 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 White 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: VFD26FM30WP
    eFireplaceStore Item Number: CUI-VFD26FM30WP
    UPC: 720968991195

    Features

    • 26" gas fireplace and wooden mantel combination with White 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 White 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.

    Do you want to have a fireplace that runs on propane but looks incredible once it has been installed in your home? If so, then Vail has the item that you need: a 26 Inch Vent-Free Special Edition Propane Fireplace with Wooden Mantel. Coming in all white, you will find that once it has been installed in your living room you will not only have a much more attractive looking hearth but also one that is able to keep your home warm at all times.


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    Customer Questions & Answers
    By Gwen from Crest Hill Il on August 28, 2013
    Where is this fireplace manufactured? How far does my couch have to be from the fireplace? My couch will be on the side wall of the fireplace wall. Do I need a blower? Does it come with an automatic remote start of do I have to manually ignite the pilot? Is there a lot of assembling to do when the fireplace is delivered?

    By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on August 28, 2013

    Answer:
    This fireplace is manufactured in Belleville, Illinois by Empire Comfort Systems. The unit must be at least 2 inches from any adjacent combustible material, including furniture. The blower will assist in circulating heat quickly into the room and is recommended if this fireplace is used for supplemental heating. The pilot light on this unit must be lit manually, but can remain lit after the initial setup. There is indeed a mild amount of assembly for the mantel, while the unit must only have the logs and embers positioned.

    By Mike from Joliet, IL on August 23, 2015
    Does this Empire Vail 26" vent-free special edition propane fireplace with wooden mantel have a blower fan?
    By Brennan W. on August 24, 2015

    Answer:
    This unit does not come with a blower, but one can be purchased for it at the link below:

    Empire FBB-4 Variable-Speed Fireplace Blower with Temperature Switch - FBB-4

    By PATRICIA HICKS from Fincastle, VA on October 29, 2011
    I am interested in the Vail 26 inch vent-free propane fireplace. Is it available in a white finish? I can't seem to find a picture of it in white. What are the dimensions? Also, I need the fireplace to be completely "electric free" since I plan to use it in the event of a power outage. Can you please respond.
    By Chris on October 30, 2011

    Answer:
    See the link below for the white mantel for the Vail 26 inch fireplace:

    Empire EMBC11S Corner Wooden Mantel Cabinet with Base - For 26 Inch Vail Fireplaces

    The white mantel linked above and the Vail 26 inch fireplace can be purchased separately. To see the fireplace options that go with the white mantel, please look under the accessories tab on the item page of the white mantel linked above. The details for the mantel and the fireplaces can be found by downloading the product manuals on their respective item pages.

    By David from TN on October 8, 2013
    Does this item come in a corner model?
    By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on October 8, 2013

    Answer:
    While this product is not available as a total package in a corner version, the unit and corner mantel can be purchased and used together. The unit alone is the Vail 20,000 BTU Vent-Free Propane Fireplace - 26". The corner mantel that works with this unit is the Empire EMBC11S Corner Wooden Mantel Cabinet with Base - For 26" Vail Fireplaces.

    By Clayton from AR on December 19, 2014
    Is the fuel inlet for this fireplace on the side or the bottom?
    By eFireplaceStore on December 19, 2014

    Answer:
    The gas inlet for this model is located on the right side of the unit as you face it, approximately 7 1/2 inches back from the front of the chassis.

    By John from Montague, NJ on May 26, 2015
    I can see that this Empire Vail 26" vent-free special edition propane fireplace has a wooden mantel that is in a wood-stained finish but it says that it comes in a white finish. Does this unit also come in a wood finish?
    By Will M. on May 27, 2015

    Answer:
    In addition to white, this exact item is only available in Cherry and Nutmeg. The mantel is available in Dark Oak, but only as a separate purchase.

    By Steve from Saylorsburg, PA on November 3, 2013
    We are remodeling our family room and want a propane fireplace in one corner with our TV mounted above it. Would this unit work if I frame out the area?
    By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on November 4, 2013

    Answer:
    The fireplace itself can indeed be used in the corner, if you would like to frame and build it in. As shown, the model is built into an included manual, which is free standing. The unit by itself is the Vail 20,000 BTU Vent-Free Propane Fireplace - 26" - VFD-26-FP30LLP, which should be built into a wall.

    By Rom from Clovis, CA on January 12, 2017
    Is it possible to vent a ventfree fireplace or do I need to purchase a separate, vented fireplace?
    By Will M. on January 12, 2017

    Answer:
    It is not possible to vent a ventless fireplace, but we do offer many vented gas fireplaces. To view the vented fireplaces we offer, please select "direct vent" or "B-vent" from the "Vent Type" filter along the left-hand side of this product category.

    By Norman K. Stearns from Glenmoore, PA on December 11, 2016
    We have a vent free Empire fireplace, is it possible to vent it?
    By Will M. on December 12, 2016

    Answer:
    Unfortunately, it is not possible to vent a listed ventless fireplace.

    By Tom from Queensbury, NY on October 16, 2016
    Is this available as shown (wood finish and vented)?
    By eFireplaceStore on October 17, 2016

    Answer:
    I'm afraid not; a vented counterpart to this product by the same manufacturer is the Empire Tahoe Deluxe Direct Vent Natural Gas Fireplace - 32" - DVD-32-FP30N, which is the smallest version of this series. It can be used with the Empire EMBF1S Standard Wooden Mantel Cabinet with Base - For 32" Fireplaces and Fireboxes - EMBF-1S-UO.

    By Zan from Mackay, ID on December 22, 2015
    How many square feet of room will this Empire Vail 26" vent-free Special Edition propane fireplace with wooden mantel heat at 20,000 BTU's?
    By Brennan W. on December 22, 2015

    Answer:
    20,000 BTUs will be able to heat approximately 570 square feet.

    By Betty from Hampton, Arkansas on August 15, 2014
    Can this fireplace be used with butane gas?
    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 Trudy from Chicago, IL on February 18, 2012
    Does this fireplace come with a corner mantel?
    By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on February 20, 2012

    Answer:
    This unit is complete with a flat wall cabinet mantel only. Empire does not currently offer a package deal with this unit and a corner mantel.

    However, we do offer the same unit and a corner mantel separately. Please see these items at the links below:

    Vail 20,000 BTU Vent-Free Natural Gas Fireplace - 26 Inch

    Empire EMBC11S Corner Wooden Mantel Cabinet with Base - For 26 Inch Vail Fireplaces

    By Sanjay from Nashua, NH on January 24, 2013
    I wish to buy this product. I live in New Hampshire and need to know if the ventless fireplace will work with the building codes here. I also want to get it professionally installed.
    By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on January 24, 2013

    Answer:
    We recommend contacting your local building inspector office for information regarding the legality of installing a vent-free appliance. For your reference, you may use the NFI (National Fireplace Institute) website to locate a local certified installer in your area. Their website is www.nficertified.org. Once there, just click on the "Public" link on the right hand side and enter your zip code. These technicians would also be able to advise on if a vent-free unit can be installed in your home.

    By Mark from Syracuse, NY on October 25, 2013
    Does this unit have a corner conversion kit?
    By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on October 25, 2013

    Answer:
    This unit does not, however the unit can be purchased separately and installed into a corner mantel that is produced for the series. The unit by itself is the Vail 20,000 BTU Vent-Free Natural Gas Fireplace - 26" - VFD-26-FP30LN and the mantel is the Empire EMBC11S Corner Wooden Mantel Cabinet with Base.

    By Brian from Northfield, NH on October 9, 2015
    What is the shipping weight of this Empire Vail 26 inch vent-free special edition propane fireplace with wooden mantel?
    By eFireplaceStore on October 12, 2015

    Answer:
    Shipping weight of this particular item is 184 pounds, including the skid.

    By Chris from East Greenwich RI on September 23, 2014
    Does this have glass doors?
    By eFireplaceStore on September 24, 2014

    Answer:
    It does not. Because this is a vent free unit, it will only have a safety screen. This allows heat transfer to occur between the unit and the room. Some vent free models will have a glass panel over the opening, but an air space remains between the panel and the fireplace front.

    By Roy from Villa Rica, GA on January 5, 2014
    How long will the unit run on a 100 lb tank of propane?
    By Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on January 6, 2014

    Answer:
    This fireplace has a BTU rating of 20,000, so it would take about four and a half hours of operation at maximum input for it to use one gallon of propane. As such, it would take over 450 hours of operation at maximum to deplete the 100 gallon tank.

    By George from Croton on Hudson, NY on November 15, 2011
    Do propane fireplaces operate with a 20 pound tank?
    By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on November 15, 2011

    Answer:
    No, you will need a much bigger propane tank that is installed outside your home to operate a propane fireplace. You may want to look into purchasing a 40-gallon tank or possibly renting a 100-gallon tank.

    Customer Reviews
    Empire Vail 26" Vent-Free Special Edition Propane Fireplace with Wooden Mantel - White - VFD-26-FM30-WP ( 1,329.30 )
    5 out of 5 Stars based on 13 review(s) - sorted by Most Helpful Customer Reviews

    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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