By Vicki from New Iberia, Louisiana on November 18, 2011
Would this fireplace be recommended for a bathroom?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on November 18, 2011
Answer:Vent free fireplaces, even low BTU models like this one, are not suitable for a bathroom installation.
It would be necessary to use a direct vent gas fireplace that has been rated for use in a bathroom. We have several models that meet this criteria that I will be happy to recommend, if a vented installation is a realistic option.
By James Belote from Alton, IL 62002 on October 29, 2012
Do you have gas logs that meet the following requirements:
2. 10,000 BTU or less (for use in a bedroom)
3. Fits in an existing cast iron coal burner firebox that is 24" wide at the front and 22" wide at the back, 10.5" depth, and with height not an issue
Is a remote control available for it?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on October 30, 2012
The best item we have to suit your needs would be the Peterson Valley Oak
log set. This particular version has a lower BTU output that is suitable for bedrooms and would fit your space requirements. It can also be controlled via a remote or wall switch.
By Tom from NJ on February 23, 2015
I currently have an electric fireplace set against an outside wall. It is a beautiful unit but it doesn't put out the heat required. Can I place this unit up against the existing drywall wall and bring in the gas line from behind the unit? What is required for a surround for this fireplace?
By eFireplaceStore on February 24, 2015
Answer:This unit can indeed be placed directly against a finished wall and fueled from a gas line from behind or beneath the unit. The unit must be framed into a 2x4 or 2x6 enclosure. Finishing options are completely up to you, but most customers will choose to have a unit enclosed into a custom made wooden cabinet or drywall enclosure.
By Jim from Milford, MI on December 31, 2013
This unit has perfect specs for what I am looking for but I want a 3 sided unit. Ideally it would be of the same or similar dimensions. (2 sides long, third side short) Do you have such a thing?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on December 31, 2013
By Christina Wampler from Morehead, KY on January 18, 2017
Are the logs ceramic or concrete?
By Brennan W. on January 19, 2017
Answer:These logs are made of ceramic fiber.
By Carolyn from Ports.va. on November 9, 2011
Is the Vail l0,000 btu unit a freestanding unit?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on November 9, 2011
Answer:No, this unit is meant to be recessed into a wall or placed into an appropriately sized mantel cabinet.
By Pat from South Carolina on December 29, 2016
Can you recommend a mantel surround for this product? Do you have one available with shelves or a cabinet?
By Owen on December 29, 2016
You can pick any of the Mantels
By Anne Cockrill from Little Rock, Arkansas on November 22, 2011
Can this be installed in a wall?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on November 22, 2011
Answer:Yes, this fireplace may be installed into a wall. Please see the owner's manual for more information (you can download it on this product page).
On page 11 of that manual, you will see the framing dimensions for this unit for installing into a wall.
By Mark from Springfield, PA on October 12, 2014
Does this fireplace come with the mantel?
By eFireplaceStore on October 13, 2014
Answer:This item is the fireplace only. Mantels are available to fit this unit and can be seen at the bottom of the list under the accessories tab on the item page.
By Donna from Central Square, NY on March 28, 2015
Would this Empire Vail gas fireplace work as a corner unit?
By Brennan W. on March 30, 2015
Answer:This unit can indeed be installed in a corner application.
By Marco from New York on March 28, 2015
Can the louvers on the front of this Empire fireplace be loft out or covered by a stone surround so that only the thin metal frame is exposed?
By Brennan W. on March 30, 2015
Answer:The louvers on this fireplace must remain uncovered. This is for circulation purposes as well as to allow the access panel to be available for operation.
By Jeanne from Spartanburg, SC on October 12, 2013
Will this heat a 22 x 16 room?
By Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on October 14, 2013
By Christa from Yawkey, WY on December 5, 2014
This description states "gas fireplace". Is this a natural gas or propane gas fireplace?
By eFireplaceStore on December 5, 2014
Answer:The unit is available in both natural gas and propane varieties. The gas type must be selected from the drop down menu labeled "Choose Fuel Type", just below the pricing information on the item page.