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
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
Answer: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
Answer: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
Answer: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
Answer: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
Answer: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
Answer: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
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
Answer: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
Answer: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
Answer: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
Answer: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.