By Brian from Tucson, AZ on January 24, 2016
Does this Empire firebox come with a glass door? If not, can a glass door be added?
By Brennan W. on January 25, 2016
Answer:This unit does not come with a glass door, nor can one be added, as the front must be kept open to allow for the exhaust and intake of gases and air.
By Tony from San Diego, CA on December 27, 2015
What fan kit should I order with this Empire Breckenridge VFD32FBOF Deluxe vent-free flush gas firebox?
By eFireplaceStore on December 28, 2015
By Caleb from Nashville, TN on October 21, 2015
Will this Empire Breckenridge VFD32FBOF Deluxe vent-free flush gas firebox fit in a rough framing area of 29 inches high x 37 inches wide x 24 inches deep? Would this also work with a propane tank? What additional items would I need to purchase beyond this item?
By Brennan W. on October 22, 2015
Answer:The framing dimensions of this fireplace are 33 3/4" H x 35 1/2" W x 16 1/4" D. This unit does not come with a log set, so in order to utilize a propane tank (minimum 100lbs), you will need to purchase a propane vent free log set.
By David Grunt from email@example.com on December 28, 2016
Is the blower assembly available for this unit? My owners manual and installation instructions list a blower model # R7731.
By Will M. on December 29, 2016
Answer:While there is a blower available for this model, please confirm the model number for your firebox/fireplace as part number R7731 is identified as only a "blower motor." We will need to confirm that we are recommending the correct blower.
By William from Lynchburg, VA on October 27, 2015
Will an Evergreen propane gas log set (EWPO18R-EWPO2430NM) fit into this Empire Breckenridge VFD-32-FB0-F Deluxe vent-free flush gas firebox?
By Will M. on October 27, 2015
Answer:The log set you have chosen will install safely in this firebox.
By Robert from Lincoln, RI on May 20, 2013
Can this be installed directly to standard 2x4 framing? Where can I get the logs I need?
By Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on May 21, 2013
Yes, please see the framing information for this firebox on page 5 of the owner's manual
. Please be sure to check the specs for the VFD32FB. This 32" firebox can accept most 24" ventless gas log sets, and you can see our full selection below:
Ventless Gas Logs
By dave from Pittsburgh, PA on December 27, 2012
I have an entertainment unit that has an opening in the center that would fit a firebox; there are shelves on each side and one above where we put pictures. Do you see any problems with installing this fireplace on it?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on December 27, 2012
Answer:This unit could theoretically be installed into a entertainment unit or cabinet surround, as long as the unit meets the framing dimensions that are required for the fireplace to be built in. The unit would also need to meet the clearance requirements that are outlined for mantel projections, meaning that no shelf could extend further out than what is outlined on Page 4 of the owner's manual.
By Lorraine from CA on November 10, 2014
Can this box be used with gel fuel?
By eFireplaceStore on November 11, 2014
Answer:It can indeed. The box is capable of being used with a gas log set, ethanol burner, or gel fuel.
By Betty from Atlanta, GA on March 15, 2016
This product indicates that no liner is included. What is the interior made of and what does it look like?
By eFireplaceStore on March 15, 2016
Answer:Without the decorative ceramic liner panels, the interior is simply matte black painted steel.
By Tim from Phoenix, AZ on October 5, 2014
What all do I need to order with this firebox? Do I need a blower and screen?
By Kevin E. on October 6, 2014
This particular item is only a firebox. It does not include the log set and burner assembly pictured. It can accept most 24" vent free gas logs. As this unit is a flush face firebox, it cannot accept a blower. For a complete package, you may be interested in our Empire Vail Fireplace
. As a general rule, fireplaces will include the gas log assemblies while fireboxes need these to be added.
By Kristi from Austin, TX on February 1, 2015
Does this unit have any glass on the front of it or is it completely open were there is nothing separating you from the flames?
By eFireplaceStore on February 2, 2015
Answer:Most vent free fireboxes do not use glass across the front, instead using a solid mesh screen or mesh pull screens. This model utilizes the mesh pull screens for safety.
By Donna from Lexington, NC on October 23, 2012
Can fyre stones, glass and a linear burner be used with the Breckenridge deluxe vent free firebox?
By Kevin E. - Fireplace Specialist on October 24, 2012
Answer:The Breckenridge box is designed to accept any appropriately sized vent-free gas appliance. Whether it be a log set or a glass unit, a 24" set would be recommended.
By Darr from Waterford, PA on February 12, 2017
What other accessories will I need with this fireplace? Can a blower be installed in it? Will it work with propane?
By Will M. on February 13, 2017
Please note that this is simply a firebox, meaning that this will not include a gas log set and a natural gas or propane ventless log set will need to be purchased separately. The optional Empire FBB-5 Automatic Single-Speed Blower - For Breckenridge Fireboxes
may indeed be installed and the remaining accessories are shown under "Popular Accessories for this Item" on the product page.
By Nicolette and Tim from Bowie, TX on March 29, 2015
Since this gas firebox is a ventless system, how are there no omissions from the fuel being burned if it is ventless?
By Brennan W. on March 30, 2015
Answer:Vent free appliances burn at a high enough efficiency (almost 100%) that the unit only puts off water vapor and carbon dioxide during combustion. The only thing that is put off aside from those two are the chemical additive that is used in natural gas and propane to give them their smell. Because of this, there can be a slight odor, but this is mostly only noticeable to people with bad allergies and sensitive noses.
By Joe from NJ on October 3, 2015
Does this Empire Breckenridge VFD32FBOF Deluxe vent-free flush gas firebox include the gas log set?
By Brennan W. on October 5, 2015
Answer:This firebox does not include a log set.
By Jack from Roanoke, VA on November 6, 2015
Does this Empire Breckenridge VFD32FBOF Deluxe vent-free flush gas firebox include a ceramic or refractory liner?
By Chris C. on November 6, 2015
This firebox does not include liners as standard. However, ceramic fiber liners are available under the accessories section on the item page. We do offer this same firebox with a refractory liner standard which may be seen here
By Mary from Boston, MA on May 28, 2013
Are there glass doors that can be added to this fireplace?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on May 28, 2013
Answer:Because this unit performs all of its air interchange directly through the opening, glass doors are not manufactured for it. However, optional screen doors are available that add to the safety of the unit. The screen doors and the required mounting frame can be seen under the accessories tab on the item page.
By Alan from Blackwood, NJ on July 16, 2014
I have purchased this firebox. I would like to cover the front of the firebox so that all of the black metal on the front is covered with brick. I have found a 1/2" thick brick that I would like to use and incorporate into the firebox surround. This is specifically a hand-made brick (noncombustible) that I want to use as a small hearth on the floor, in addition to the fireplace surround.
If I can use this brick, will a typical brick mortar adhere the brick to the metal firebox?
By eFireplaceStore on July 16, 2014
Answer:The description of the brick does make it seem compatible for your intended application. I recommend using a high temperature rated construction adhesive to secure the brick to the surround. Liquid Nails makes an adhesive with a high temp rating that will not shrink or crack like common mortar can. The mortar used to finish in between the bricks is not as susceptible to this issue, since it is not in direct contact with the chassis.
By James from Gansevoot, NY on January 22, 2016
I currently have a Ritetemp 30,000 BTU free standing vent-free gas fireplace. The pilot keeps clicking off and I figured that I need to replace it after twelve years of use. Can you explain how this flush backing would be different for me, and is it difficult to attach to the wall?
By Will M. on January 22, 2016
Answer:"Flush-face," also referred to as "smooth face" and "radiant" fireboxes and fireplaces will have a smooth front, as opposed to the louvered openings commonly found on fireplaces and fireboxes that offer optional blowers.
By Joe Coons from Massillon, Ohio on December 17, 2016
Can a vent-free flush gas box be modified to burn wood, if I add a vent to the top?
By Brennan W. on December 19, 2016
Answer:Unfortunately, it is not possible to convert a vent free unit into one that could burn wood.
By Betty from Atlanta, GA on March 18, 2016
Does this come with a mesh screen? Can I add a door to this Empire firebox? If so, do I need a trim kit too?
By eFireplaceStore on March 18, 2016
By Rob from Fernandina Beach, FL on January 23, 2017
Does this firebox have a Florida approval code?
By Will M. on January 24, 2017
Answer:I recommend contacting local code enforcement for specific requirements for installing a firebox for separately purchased ventless gas logs. This item is listed to ANSI Z21.91 "Ventless Fireplace Enclosures for Gas Fired
Decorative Type Unvented Room Heaters." We are unaware of any additional requirements for the state of Florida.
By Brian from Chicago, IL on October 24, 2015
I see that this Empire Breckenridge VFD32FBOF Deluxe vent-free flush gas firebox does not have a liner included. Is a liner required when using the fireplace?
By Will M. on October 26, 2015
Answer:Decorative liners with gas fireboxes are not required for operation.
By Doug from Argyle, TX on September 22, 2015
Can I use this Empire Breckenridge VFD32FBOF Deluxe vent-free flush gas firebox under an outdoor covered patio in a corner?
By Will M. on September 23, 2015
Whether the patio is covered or not, any hearth appliance installed with no shield from outside air and outside of the interior portion of the home must be listed for outdoor use. These products are constructed of corrosion-resistant stainless steel and can be found here.
By Joyce from Brookly,n CT on February 27, 2015
Does this firebox come with a brick liner?
By eFireplaceStore on February 27, 2015
Answer:This particular model does not come with a liner as standard. However, any of the accessory liners listed under the "Accessories" tab will work for this unit.
By Matt from AL on December 30, 2014
I have a bricked fireplace opening that is 35 inches wide and 36 1/4 inches tall. What type of firebox would you recommend? My opening is also set in so would I need to buy a trim kit? I would also like a firebox that can have a blower installed. What would you suggest?
By eFireplaceStore on December 30, 2014
By Lisa from Sabattus, ME on December 3, 2016
What size room would this heat?
By eFireplaceStore on December 5, 2016
Answer:The heating capability will depend on the BTU output of the log set installed into the firebox.
By Sandy from St. Petersburg, FL on November 3, 2015
What are the dimensions of this Empire Breckenridge VFD32FBOF Deluxe vent-free flush gas firebox fireplace opening?
By Brennan W. on November 3, 2015
Answer:This unit's opening is 31" wide and 22 1/4" high.
By Shirley from Orlando on October 17, 2012
I have 24-inch gel fuel logs. Can I use them with this firebox?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on October 17, 2012
Answer:This firebox has a 31" opening width, 29" rear width and a depth of 17 7/16". If your log set is a vent-free appliance and it can fit within these dimensions, it can be installed inside this vent-free firebox.
By Linda Greene from Granite Falls, NC on January 9, 2017
Can this item be used with propane gas?
By Owen on January 9, 2017
Answer:Yes, indeed it can be.