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    Empire Loft Vent-Free Zero-Clearance Gas Fireplace with Millivolt Controls - 20,000 BTU

    1,098.90
    List Price: $1,359.99
    Sale Price: $1,098.90
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    Choose Decorative Front(Required to Complete Unit)
    A decorative front is used to overlay the face of the unit and achieve the desired end appearance of the fireplace, as well as cover unfinished edges around the fireplace border.
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    • Product Features
      • Decorative front for fireplaces and fireplace inserts
      • Constructed with strong tempered glass
      • Striking black border
      • For use with the following appliances:
      More InfoEmpire DF-20-GBL Decorative Tempered Glass Fireplace Front with Black Border
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    • Product Features
      • Decorative front for fireplaces and fireplace inserts
      • Elegant four-sided black metal frame
      • Clear glass panel
      • 1 3/4" depth provides a convenient transition to drywall, tile, and other materials
      More InfoEmpire DF-20-MBL Decorative Glass Fireplace Front with Black Metal Frame
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    • Product Features
      • Decorative surround for fireplaces and fireplace inserts
      • Elegant three-sided 6 x 6 black frame
      • Clear glass panel
      • Includes louvers
      More InfoEmpire DF-20-LBL Decorative Fireplace Surround with Glass Panel
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    Choose Blower
    An electric blower will circulate heat from the chassis of the fireplace to the room, increasing the speed that the room is warmed.
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    • Product Features
      • Enhances fireplace heat distribution
      • Ultra-quiet design
      • Variable speed control with automatic operation
      • Compatible with all Loft Vent-Free Zero-Clearance Gas Fireplaces
      More InfoEmpire FBB-7 Automatic Fireplace Blower with Variable Speed Control - For Loft Vent-Free Zero-Clearance Gas Fireplaces
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    Choose Control Option
    A remote control or wall switch can be added to this unit to ease control and regulation of the fire.
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    • Product Features
      • Battery-operated remote control for Empire remote-ready appliances
      • Turns heater on and off
      More InfoEmpire Battery-Operated Remote Control - FRBC
      Empire Battery-Operated Remote Control - FRBC
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    • Product Features
      • Battery-operated remote control for Empire remote-ready appliances
      • Turns heater on and off and adjusts thermostat
      More InfoEmpire Battery-Operated Remote with Thermostat Control - FRBTC
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    • Product Features
      • Electric remote control for Empire remote-ready appliances
      • Easy and convenient to use
      More InfoEmpire Electric Remote Control - FREC
      Empire Electric Remote Control - FREC
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    • Product Features
      • Battery-operated remote control for Empire remote-ready appliances
      • Programmable and easy to use
      More InfoEmpire Programmable Battery-Operated Remote Control - FRBTP
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    • Product Features
      • On-Off wall switch for Empire remote-ready appliances
      • Mounts conveniently on wall
      More InfoEmpire On-Off Wall Switch - FWS-1
      Empire On-Off Wall Switch - FWS-1
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    • Product Features
      • Wall thermostat with reed switch for Empire remote-ready appliances
      • Mounts conveniently on wall
      More InfoEmpire Wall Thermostat with Reed Switch - TMV
      Empire Wall Thermostat with Reed Switch - TMV
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    • Product Features
      • Wall thermostat with wireless remote for Empire remote-ready appliances
      • Thermostat mounts conveniently on wall
      More InfoEmpire Wall Thermostat with Wireless Remote Control - TRW
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    Product Details
    Manufacturer: Empire
    Part Number: VFL20IN32N
    eFireplaceStore Item Number: CUI-VFL20IN32

    Features

    • Sophisticated contemporary style
    • Can be installed as a zero-clearance fireplace or as an insert in an existing fireplace
    • Vent-free design allows installation flexibility
    • Burner is 99% efficient, making it an excellent auxiliary heat source
    • Remote-ready millivolt control system with standing pilot
    • Built-in oxygen depletion sensor automatically shuts system off if oxygen levels become too low
    • Please Note: This unit requires a decorative front. The type of installation you choose determines the kind of front you need. If you want install this unit as a fireplace you must use either a Black Metal Frame with Glass Panel or a Tempered Glass Front with Black Border. If you plan to install it as an insert you must use a Three-Sided Surround with Glass Front. Please take care to order a front that is appropriate for your installation.
    Specifications:
    • Actual Dimensions: 25 3/4" W x 18 1/8" H x 13 9/16" D
    • Minimum Fireplace Opening: 26 3/4" W x 19 1/4" H x 12 3/4" D
    • BTU Input: 20,000
    * Please Note: This unit requires a decorative front. The type of installation you choose determines the kind of front you need. If you want install this unit as a fireplace you must use either a Black Metal Frame with Glass Panel or a Tempered Glass Front with Black Border. If you plan to install it as an insert you must use a Three-Sided Surround with Glass Front. Please take care to order a front that is appropriate for your installation.

    *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.

    The Loft Vent-Free Zero-Clearance Gas Fireplace is a perfect example of just how far heating appliances have come in the last few years. This unit's available 20,000 BTU's of input, vent-free design, and remote-ready millivolt control offer plenty of convenient, efficient operation.

    Homeowners can set this appliance up either as a zero-clearance fireplace or as an insert in an existing fireplace because of its vent-free nature. That vent-free character also contributes to the fact that the burner is 99% efficient, making it an excellent auxiliary heat source. There's even a built-in oxygen depletion sensor that shuts off the entire system if the oxygen level gets low, creating really safe, stable operation.

    You can get a great fireplace a lot of places. You can get a great-looking heating appliance lots of places, too. You'll be hard-pressed, however, to find a better combination of form, function, and value than you'll find in this user-friendly heating appliance.


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    Customer Questions & Answers
    By Theresa from Boston, MA on October 3, 2014
    I plan on inserting this unit in our wall below our TV set. Will the heat from this unit melt the plastic surrounding the TV?
    By eFireplaceStore on October 3, 2014

    Answer:
    Because of the amount of heat released by a vent free appliance, it is certainly possible that the television could be damaged. I advise against installing a vent free appliance below a television unless the television will be recessed into the wall or a mantel shelf is placed between the two to shield the television.

    By Abby Grossman from Columbus, Ohio on January 9, 2017
    Do you sell the fireplace mantels as well?
    By Chaz on January 10, 2017

    Answer:
    Hello Abby,

    You can find our selection of mantels by clicking the link below.


    http://www.efireplacestore.com/fireplace-mantels.html


    Thanks

    By Dave from Yakima, WA on March 16, 2014
    I was told vent-free fireplaces are not legal in Washington State. True or not?
    By Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on March 17, 2014

    Answer:
    Restrictions against vent-free gas fireplaces are changing; we recommend contacting your local building code enforcement office to see if this fireplace can be installed in your home.

    By Tami from Redlands, CA on May 26, 2015
    Can I install this Empire loft zero-clearance gas fireplace outdoors?
    By Brennan W. on May 27, 2015

    Answer:
    This unit is not approved for outdoor use.

    By Danny from DE on January 22, 2016
    I have Empire Loft vent-free zero-clearance gas fireplace and would like to put it in our master bedroom and want to covert it 10,000 BTU. What parts would i have to get?
    By Will M. on January 22, 2016

    Answer:
    Unfortunately, a conversion of this type is not allowed.

    By Alan from San Diego, CA on October 17, 2014
    Does this fireplace comes with a remote control?
    By Tyler M. on October 20, 2014

    Answer:
    No remote control is included with this fireplace, but you can add an optional one from the "Accessories" tab on this item page.

    By Melissa from MA on December 23, 2016
    Can the louvers be purchased separately for this fireplace DVL33in33N? I'm planning to use this fireplace without the thick 6" surround and tile it in but need access to the controls on bottom. See photo - the bottom of the fireplace is where I'm wondering if I could connect a louvre.
    By Will M. on December 23, 2016

    Answer:
    Please provide clarity as the Loft series of direct vent fireplace inserts feature a louver-less design, so there would be no louvers to offer separately.

    By John from Chicago, IL on September 5, 2015
    I am interested in purchasing this Empire Loft vent-free zero-clearance gas fireplace with millivolt controls. Do you have pictures of the three different decorative fronts? What does the description mean be "zero-Clearance"?
    By Will M. on September 8, 2015

    Answer:
    The decorative fronts can be seen here, here and here. Zero clearance simply means that this is a fireplace that can be framed into a chase with combustible framing materials.

    By Victor from London, Ontario on June 7, 2014
    Where can I see what the different decorative fronts look like with this unit?
    By Tyler M. on June 9, 2014

    Answer:
    You may see all the front options for this fireplace on pages 42 and 42 of the owner's manual.

    By Larry Parks from Chattanooga, TN on December 19, 2016
    I am a general contractor who installed an Empire VFL20IN32N about six years ago for a customer, and the unit is not working. I suspect it may be the battery in the receiver (remote lights up and battery appears okay) but I do not have any paperwork or tech data on the product. Can you get me a PDF of the manual, so I know where to look for receiver and batteries in it please?
    By Will M. on December 20, 2016

    Answer:
    The manual for the fireplace is located here, but we do not know which optional remote was purchased along with the fireplace. I suggest contacting the original dealer for this information if the hearth system was not purchased through our company. If it was, please provide the original order information or any information that may be helpful in locating the original order.

    By Jackie from Elmont, NY on October 6, 2013
    Is this a complete fireplace system? Or is it just a fire box?
    By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on October 6, 2013

    Answer:
    This is a complete, ready to install system with the burner included. Only the fuel type and decorative front must be selected to complete the unit and checkout.

    Customer Reviews
    Empire Loft Vent-Free Zero-Clearance Gas Fireplace with Millivolt Controls - 20,000 BTU ( 1,098.90 )
    4.5 out of 5 Stars based on 2 review(s) - sorted by Most Helpful Customer Reviews

    Provides warmth and style to finished basement
    By
    Vanessa
    from METUCHENon
    April 21, 2016
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    We opted for this ventless fireplace when remodeling our basement - instead of adding other heat source and it was the perfect solution. It adds wonderful ambience while heating the whole room very fast.

    Easy to install, works great; needs some attention to detail.
    By
    John
    from Red Hookon
    February 17, 2016
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    I liked this model for its overall design and its price point. Customer service was helpful in ensuring I was ordering the right options, etc. My contractor was a bit stymied by the less-than-clear electrical drawings but he got it installed and it is up and running in about 1.5 hours total including doing some rough carpentry in the space it was installed in to. My only criticism of the unit itself is that the surround should be constructed to a higher spec with fewer tolerances on the joints/joins/bends.
    Pros:
    Looks and works great. Puts out quite a bit of heat! We are happy.
    Cons:
    See my concerns regarding the surround's construction.



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