By Linda from Bridgeton, NJ on January 11, 2015
I am looking for a blower unit to fit an Empire VFD30CC30BP. I went to a local store and they want me to use a blower unit for a smaller stove and "retro fit" the incorrect blower unit. Do you have a blower unit to fit the VFD30CC30BP?
By Kevin E. on January 12, 2015
Per the manufacturer, the proper blower for your stove is the CIB unit. You can find this accessory here
By Chris from Idyllwild, CA on March 18, 2013
Can I use this unit in CA?
By Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on March 18, 2013
Answer:In most areas of California, vent-free gas appliances are illegal. We recommend contacting your local building code enforcement office for more information.
By Joe from Forked River, NJ on November 18, 2012
Can you tell me the heating radius of this stove? Will it cover approximately 1200 sq. feet?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on November 19, 2012
Answer:This stove can generate up to 32,000 BTUs, which will heat approximately 900 square feet.
By Bob from Maine on March 5, 2013
Is this unit field convertible to direct vent?
By Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on March 5, 2013
By Marian from Mount Juliet, TN on February 24, 2016
What is the difference between the BN and FN models?
By Brennan W. on February 24, 2016
Answer:The difference is that the FN will have a matte finish while the BN will have a porcelain finish.
By Phil from NJ on November 16, 2015
What is the model number for the blower that would go with this Empire VFP30CA30 Heritage vent-free cast iron gas stove with porcelain finish (VFD30CC30BN)?
By Will M. on November 17, 2015
By Carl from Hemphill, TX on February 7, 2016
I want to install the vent free stove but still want the full appearance of a real wood burning stove. Do you have the stove pipe to go from the stove to the ceiling?
By Will M. on February 8, 2016
By Mary from Bonfield, IL on December 10, 2015
What is the purpose for the stone inlay of this Empire VFP30CA30 Heritage vent-free cast iron gas stove with porcelain finish? Is it merely for decoration?
Does the electric blower assembly at the bottom of the unit pull warm air down and out or does it merely blow out?
By Chris C. on December 10, 2015
Answer:The stone inlays are merely decorative to replace the grill inlays which come standard with the stove. The blower assembly does mount at the bottom rear of the stove allowing it to pull cooler air from the floor and push the air through a plenum along the backside of the stove which then forces the heated air back into the living space.
By Kenneth from Wyandotte, MI on January 5, 2014
I was considering purchasing this stove. What accessories do I need? I was thinking of the blower kit CIB-3. How noisy is it? Can it be added later?
I am a little confused as to which remote control and thermostat I would need. Should I have a wall mount thermostat or hand held with the remote control? What does the wall switch turn off and on? Is there a similar stove with electronic ignition? Are you able to adjust flame height?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on January 6, 2014
Answer:The CIB-3 blower kit has a decibel reading in the mid 50 range. While it is certainly audible, it is quiet enough that you can have a conversation over the fan without it being distracting. The fan can indeed be added later if you wish.
Use of either a handheld remote or wall mounted thermostat is strictly personal preference. A remote is handy, but some customers prefer the wall thermostat, as it cannot be misplaced. Both items turn the main burner off and on. The pilot flame must be manually lit at the beginning of the season. Flame height can be manually adjusted on the gas control valve.
By Laura from Seneca, NY on October 8, 2014
We are currently looking to purchase a vent free gas stove. Is there a thermostat to control desired heat temperature which turns the unit on and off at certain room temperatures?
By eFireplaceStore on October 8, 2014
Answer:This is indeed an option. Millivolt stoves, such as the model you are viewing now, will have the ability to use either a wall mounted thermostat or a handheld thermostatic remote. Both options will allow you to program a desired temperature set point that the appliance will modulate to.