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    Empire VFP30CA30 Heritage Vent-Free Cast Iron Gas Stove with Matte Finish - Natural Gas - VFD-30-CC30FN

    List Price: $1,799.99
    Sale Price: $1,465.20
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    Manufacturer: Empire
    Part Numbers: VFD30CC30FN, VFD30CC30WN
    eFireplaceStore Item Number: CUI-VFP30CA30FN
    UPCs: 720968976475, 720968976413


    • BTU Output: up to 25000
    • Classic cast iron design
    • Requires no venting
    • Doors open a full 180
    • Uses efficient natural gas
    • Burner comes complete with realistic glowing embers and six-piece ceramic log set
    • 99.9% efficient
    • Sensor automatically shuts off gas when oxygen levels become too low
    • Available in two attractive matte finishes
    • 5-Year Limited Warranty
    • Optional remote controls and walls switches available
    • Dimensions: 28 1/16" W x 27.75" H x 17 1/8" D
    * Please Note: Shown With Porcelain Mahogany Finish And An Optional Floor Pad.

    *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.

    Heating appliances can be a great way to add a traditional and rustic look to your home, but woodburning applications can create a messy environment and can be difficult to maintain. This natural gas application from Empire can be used to heat your home efficiently with near 100 percent efficiency, and it can be operated with the touch of a button if you purchase the optional remote. The doors open completely to create a full view of the fireplace, and the cast iron design creates a classic look that matches with any decor.
    Customer Questions & Answers
    By Karl from Enola, PA on August 31, 2015
    Do you have this Empire VFP30CA30 Heritage vent-free cast iron gas stove with matte finish in a propane version?
    By Tyler M. on August 31, 2015

    Yes, this stove is also offered for use with propane. Please see the Empire VFP30CA30 Heritage Vent-Free Cast Iron Gas Stove with Matte Finish - Propane .

    By Tommy from Clarksville, TN on March 30, 2013
    How do you light the heater?
    By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on April 1, 2013

    Lighting the pilot for this appliance is similar to many other standing pilot appliances. The gas valve must be turned to the pilot position, then depressed. You must then push the piezo ignitor button until the pilot flame lights. Continue holding the pilot knob in for an additional 45 seconds. The pilot should then remain lit. The appliance can then be switched to the on position manually to light the main burner. Use of a remote or wall switch can also control the on/off cycle of the appliance, once the pilot is initially lit.

    By Steve from Billings, MT on November 24, 2013
    How many BTU's does this unit produce?
    By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on November 25, 2013

    This unit has a maximum output of 25,000 BTUs, both on natural gas and LP.

    By Jerry from NE on October 31, 2015
    Where can I find the porcelain finish version of this Empire VFP30CA30 Heritage vent-free cast iron gas stove with matte finish?
    By Will M. on November 2, 2015

    The porcelain version is located here.

    By dan from Alaska on December 5, 2012
    Is there any way to get this stove in natural gas and have a propane conversion kit as a back up?
    By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on December 5, 2012

    Unfortunately, no, as vent-free appliances such as this stove cannot be field converted.

    By Kim from Ma on March 13, 2016
    What size propane tank is required to operate this stove?
    By Will M. on March 14, 2016

    The manufacturer will typically recommend a 100 pound tank as a general rule of thumb as smaller tanks will lead to frequent outages with any gas hearth system, but the tank size needed may vary due to placement requirements due from both local and national code restrictions (away from property lines, vehicular traffic, foundation issues, etc.). This is why it is always recommended to have your local LP supplier make this recommendation.

    By Steve from Myrtle Beach, SC on January 8, 2015
    How much propane does this stove use per hour on low?
    By eFireplaceStore on January 8, 2015

    On its lowest setting, the unit will use approximately 1/4 of a gallon per continuous hour of burn time.

    By Alex from Lords Valley, PA on May 17, 2017
    I purchased this unit for use in an enclosed sunroom. No one mentioned that the gases produced by burning propane in the unit will cause strong exhaust fumes to the point that the unit cannot be used. How can this unit be converted to direct-venting?

    By Brennan W. on May 17, 2017

    Unfortunately, it is not possible to convert this vent free unit to a direct vent unit.

    By Craig from Gresham, Oregon on November 4, 2013
    Could I purchase a kit to operate this stove on LP as well?
    By Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on November 4, 2013

    No, this stove can only use natural gas, and it cannot be field-converted for use with propane. However, you can see the propane model of this stove here:

    Empire VFP30CA30 Heritage Vent-Free Cast Iron Gas Stove with Matte Finish - Propane - VFD-30-CC30FP

    By Bill Frey from New Hope, PA on March 18, 2012
    Can I get this stove in "Sand" color? I would be using propane gas.
    By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on March 19, 2012

    Yes, this stove is indeed available for propane with a Porcelain Sand finish. Please see the appropriate item page here.

    On this page, under the pricing information, you will select "Porcelain Sand" from the "Choose Finish" drop-down menu.

    By Patrick from Rapid City, SD on September 10, 2016
    Can the natural gas be converted to propane gas?
    By eFireplaceStore on September 12, 2016

    Fuel type conversion is possible, but not on vent free appliances. Vent free appliances can be very dangerous if improperly converted. To that end, manufacturers build and certify vent free units to work only on the fuel they were originally intended for.

    By Mark from Beaverton, MI on November 17, 2013
    What is the weight of this vent free unit?
    By Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on November 18, 2013

    This stove weighs 172 lbs.

    By Joe from Jersey City, NJ on February 28, 2014
    How many sq feet does this cover?
    By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on February 28, 2014

    This stove is capable of heating approximately 900 square feet if centrally located in a home with 8 foot ceilings.

    By Deb from Harrisburg, PA on January 29, 2014
    Is this stove thermostatically controlled?

    By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on January 29, 2014

    While this unit does not come equipped with an internal thermostat, it can certainly be wired to an external wall thermostat or a thermostatic remote. The thermostat controls that are listed under the accessory tab on the main item page are compatible.

    By Virginia from Pennsylvania on December 11, 2012
    Does this stove require electricity? In case the electricity goes off, will it still work?
    By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on December 11, 2012

    No, electricity is not required for operation of this stove, as it uses a millivolt ignition system. This pilot system has a small flame that generates power for the unit's gas valve to operate. As a result, they do not require outside power to operate and can be used in the event of a power outage.

    The only thing that would be rendered inoperable would be the optional CIB3 automatic blower, which does require electricity.

    Customer Reviews
    Empire VFP30CA30 Heritage Vent-Free Cast Iron Gas Stove with Matte Finish - Natural Gas - VFD-30-CC30FN ( 1,465.20 )
    4.5 out of 5 Stars based on 6 review(s) - sorted by Most Helpful Customer Reviews

    Very Nice Stove
    from AZon
    February 20, 2017
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Works great. Heats the room quickly. Love this stove!

    working great
    Donnie Apple
    from Haw River, NCon
    October 30, 2014
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Installed the heater a few days ago and is working quite well. Purchased the optional fan blower which really helps put out the heat. Also purchased the wireless thermostat and receiver which is a nice combination. Be sure to follow the instructions included that enables the thermostat to communicate with the receiver.
    Appears to have heavy well-built construction. Easy to assemble.

    Excellent Stove In All Respects But One
    from Murrells Inlet, SCon
    April 4, 2014
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    The installer had no problem setting everything up with this stove. The logs are realistic-looking and the flame is pleasant to watch. The heat generated by this stove is excellent. I was able to stop using my heat pump to heat the house since the stove was installed and reduced my electric bill considerably. I have 9' ceilings and turn on the ceiling fans to move the heat around. In terms of overall value and functionality, this stove is an excellent value. The only reason I do not give a 5th star is because the two front doors on the stove will not stay closed. The stove is perfectly level, but the two front doors swing open and remain that way. I called the manufacturer but was not able to get any way to solve the problem. I ended up using a dark color wire tie to fasten the two door frames together and keep them closed. It's inconspicuous and I've not given it any further thought. Actually, there does not seem to be much logic to opening the doors, which are only a metal frame without any glass.
    Appearance Performance Excellent functionality
    Inability to keep the doors of the stove closed.

    Very Nice Stove
    Scott Stuhr
    from Newalla, Oklahomaon
    January 5, 2014
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Works perfectly for what we got it for. Heats up area fast. We have all electric heat so it was nice when we lost power during an ice storm.

    Beautiful functional gas stove
    from Brielle New Jerseyon
    December 24, 2011
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    looks and performance

    Perfect For Family
    Jesse Rogers
    from Indianaon
    September 30, 2011
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    This product is perfect for a family.


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