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

    1,465.20
    List Price: $1,799.99
    Sale Price: $1,465.20
    You Save: $334.79 (19%)
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    Product Details
    Manufacturer: Empire
    Part Numbers: VFD30CC30FP, VFD30CC30WP
    eFireplaceStore Item Number: CUI-VFP30CA30FP
    UPCs: 720968976468, 720968976406

    Features

    • BTU Output: up to 25000
    • Classic cast iron design
    • Requires no venting
    • Doors open a full 180
    • Uses efficient propane
    • 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.

    With an Empire design you can enjoy the entire benefits of a traditional cast iron stove without the mess or hassle of a traditional wood fire. Complete with a burner and a realistic log set, this vent-free stove comes with everything you need to provide any room with an efficient and attractive heat source, you just supply the fuel. Operating your stove couldn't be simpler since the Heritage uses convenient gas options and uses efficient propane. This design is available in two attractive matte finishes and optional remote controls and walls switches to provide you the maximum convenience and aestheticism. (Note that this product is shown With Porcelain Mahogany Finish And An Optional Floor Pad).
    Customer Questions & Answers
    By ted from sonora ca on July 12, 2012
    How many square feet will it heat?
    By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on July 12, 2012

    Answer:
    Assuming you have 8 foot ceilings, good insulation, and locate the stove in a fairly central location, this unit will heat approximately 900 square feet.

    By Chet from Mongaup Valley, NY on October 17, 2015
    What is the shipping weight of this Empire VFP30CA30 Heritage vent-free cast iron gas stove with matte finish? Also, how much assembly is required after it's delivered?
    By eFireplaceStore on October 19, 2015

    Answer:
    Shipping weight of this stove is approximately 280 pounds. The unit ships mostly assembled, with only minor setup of the log assembly and gas line components required.

    By Ron Roy from Jacksonville, FL on December 5, 2016
    I want to put a mantel above this stove; how much clearance should there be?
    By Will M. on December 6, 2016

    Answer:
    While no mantel clearances are specifically described in the installation manual, this stove does require a minimum of 36" measured from the top of the stove to any horizontal projection above.

    By John from Newport, RI on May 26, 2015
    How many gallons of propane does this stove burn per hour at 25,000 btu per hour, or at it's highest temperature setting?
    By Will M. on May 27, 2015

    Answer:
    At 25,000 BTU, this stove will burn .27 gallons (1.16 lbs.) of propane per hour.

    By Cass from Hennessey, OK on September 24, 2012
    Does this stove feature an automatic thermostat? Where are the controls located on the body of the stove? Do you have to use a remote? Do you recommend using a blower?
    By Kevin E. - Fireplace Specialist on September 25, 2012

    Answer:
    The unit comes standard with simple on/off controls. However, you may easily add either a thermostat or a remote for better and more convenient control. The gas control valve is located underneath the stove, behind a decorative panel. There is also an on/off toggle switch located at the top rear of the stove body.

    A blower assembly will definitely allow the stove to more efficiently heat your space. However, it is not required.

    By roberto from young harris, ga on June 22, 2012
    How much does this stove weight?
    By Kevin E. - Fireplace Specialist on June 22, 2012

    Answer:
    This unit weighs in at 219 pounds.

    By Betty from Washington, WV on August 24, 2016
    Does this stove have a pilot light or is this electronic ignition?
    By eFireplaceStore on August 24, 2016

    Answer:
    This stove does indeed utilize a standing pilot system that includes and oxygen depletion sensor for safety.

    By Astor from Pleasant Garden NC on September 4, 2013
    How many BTU's does this stove put out?
    By Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on September 4, 2013

    Answer:
    This vent-free stove has a maximum BTU rating of 25,000.

    By wayne andre from Waynesville, nc on January 13, 2012
    Does this item come in mahogany porcelain?
    By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on January 13, 2012

    Answer:
    We do indeed have the Porcelain Mahogany Heritage vent-free stove, please see the following link:

    Porcelain Mahogany Heritage Vent-Free Stove

    Please note that is the propane model; the same stove is also available in natural gas.

    By Jeff from Dover, NH on November 16, 2016
    why doesn't the stove shut off when it gets really hot in the room? iI just keeps running even when its on the lowest setting?

    By Larry from Bernie, MO on December 2, 2016
    Does this come in natural gas or propane, and can the fuel be changed?
    By eFireplaceStore on December 5, 2016

    Answer:
    This unit is indeed available in natural gas and propane fuels, but I'm afraid that it cannot be field converted. This is a restriction that is imposed due to the vent free nature of the product and the fact that an improper conversion could lead to dangerous repercussions.

    By Steve from New York City, NY on January 19, 2015
    Can this be used with natural gas instead of propane?
    By eFireplaceStore on January 20, 2015

    Answer:
    A natural gas version of this same stove is available. The unit is the Empire VFP30CA30 Heritage Vent-Free Cast Iron Gas Stove with Matte Finish - Natural Gas - VFD-30-CC30FN.

    By Lis from Ramey, PA on September 29, 2012
    Has anyone reported any issues with eyes burning while the stove is on?
    By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on October 1, 2012

    Answer:
    While I have not had any reports of this issue with this specific stove, what you describe can occur with vent free appliances.

    Usually, vent free appliances burn cleanly enough that most people will not notice any effects. However, some individuals can be sensitive to the burnt fuel, which can cause irritation to eyes or sinuses. To make sure that the issue is not caused by improper setup of the appliance, please verify that the logs have been placed exactly as described in the manual.

    Also, observe whether the flame appears sooty in any way, as this may indicate an issue with the gas valve or pressure.

    By Kenny from NC on January 23, 2017
    Does the propane tank have to be outside?

    By Will M. on January 24, 2017

    Answer:
    Any propane tank used with an indoor propane gas Hearth system must be installed outside of the home.

    By tom from Cedarville, NJ on November 3, 2012
    What is involved with installation? We are doing an addition 16 x 30. We have propane heat for the rest of our home. Is it just a matter of installing new lines to our present propane lines?

    By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on November 5, 2012

    Answer:
    Generally, installation of a vent free stove is relatively simple. The area you are interested in heating is large enough that no special provisions will need to be made beforehand. You will only need to run the appropriate size supply line to the intended location and maintain the specified clearance to combustibles, as outlined in the owner's manual.

    It is also important to note that the gas pressure chart in the manual will need to be used when determining what size gas line and regulator are needed for the installation. Proper gas pressure is critical and will ensure the unit is not damaged.

    By Patricia Van Ness from Saco, Maine on February 6, 2013
    Is this stove remote/thermostat ready?
    By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on February 6, 2013

    Answer:
    Yes, and you can see the available remotes and thermostat options in the "Accessories" tab above.

    By John from RI on April 20, 2015
    How close to the back wall can I place this Empire VFP30CA30 Heritage gas stove? The walls are made out of wood logs. Also, will this work with a 20 lbs. propane tank? If so, how long will burn for?
    By Brennan W. on April 21, 2015

    Answer:
    This unit must maintain a minimum 2" of clearance to a combustible wall. A particular tank size is not given, however a 20lb tank, if installed correctly, will drain very quickly when using this stove.

    By Scott Swisher from Columbus, MS on December 19, 2016
    This heater was previously installed in our home, although we can not find a switch or remote for it. Can a remote be ordered for this, or a wall switch (easily) installed?
    By Will M. on December 20, 2016

    Answer:
    A remote or wall switch may be installed with relative ease, depending on your skill level. The specific instructions for this may be found on page 16 of this installation manual and the optional remotes are shown under "Popular Accessories for this Item" on the item page.

    By Lee from PA on October 20, 2014
    I am confused by a review that said the doors do not have glass. How do the doors open and how they are constructed?
    By eFireplaceStore on October 21, 2014

    Answer:
    The doors on this unit are strictly for appearance only and do not use glass. The combustion chamber of the unit is covered with a mesh screen for safety purposes, but combustion air and heat are able to freely flow in and out of the stove. The doors feature a high quality casting, but they in no way seal the stove.

    Customer Reviews
    Empire VFP30CA30 Heritage Vent-Free Cast Iron Gas Stove with Matte Finish - Propane - VFD-30-CC30FP ( 1,465.20 )
    4.5 out of 5 Stars based on 6 review(s) - sorted by Most Helpful Customer Reviews

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


    working great
    By
    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.
    Pros:
    Appears to have heavy well-built construction. Easy to assemble.


    Excellent Stove In All Respects But One
    By
    Bob
    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.
    Pros:
    Appearance Performance Excellent functionality
    Cons:
    Inability to keep the doors of the stove closed.


    Very Nice Stove
    By
    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
    By
    Brian
    from Brielle New Jerseyon
    December 24, 2011
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    nice
    Pros:
    looks and performance


    Perfect For Family
    By
    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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