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    Empire Vail Premium Vent-Free Propane Fireplace - 32" - VFP-32-BP20LLP

    941.40
    List Price: $1,159.99
    Sale Price: $941.40
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    • 32" gas fireplace with realistic charred oak log set
    • Burner generates 32,000 BTUs with 99.9% efficiency
    • Includes matte black hood and slat louvers
    • Built-in modulating hydraulic thermostat
    • Ceramic pellets in burner tumble create natural-looking flames
    • Requires no venting
    • Zero clearance certified
    • Hem-bent seams eliminate unreliable screws and fasteners
    • Reliable standing/piezo ignitor and oxygen depletion safety sensor
    • Natural gas and propane models available
    • Specifications: 32 3/4" H x 31" W x 17 3/8" D
    • Framing Dimensions: 36 1/4" H x 34 1/2" W x 17 7/8" D
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    Product Details
    Manufacturer: Empire
    Part Number: VFP32BP20LP
    eFireplaceStore Item Number: CUI-VFP32FP20LP-KIT
    UPC: 720968997685

    Features

    • 32" gas fireplace with realistic charred oak log set
    • Burner generates 32,000 BTUs with 99.9% efficiency
    • Includes matte black hood and slat louvers
    • Built-in modulating hydraulic thermostat
    • Ceramic pellets in burner tumble create natural-looking flames
    • Requires no venting
    • Zero clearance certified
    • Hem-bent seams eliminate unreliable screws and fasteners
    • Reliable standing/piezo ignitor and oxygen depletion safety sensor
    • Natural gas and propane models available
    • Specifications: 32 3/4" H x 31" W x 17 3/8" D
    • Framing Dimensions: 36 1/4" H x 34 1/2" W x 17 7/8" D
    • 5-year limited warranty
    * Please Note: A black 3 piece trim kit is included with this unit.

    *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.

    *Also Note: This Model Cannot Be Used With An Optional Remote Control Or Wall Switch/Wall Mount Thermostat. A Rotary Knob Is Located On The Unit To Control The Temperature Setting.

    This vent free fireplace has a charred oak log set and ceramic pellets in the burner that tumble to create natural-looking flames. The fireplace produces up to 32,000 BTU with 99.9%, and you can control the heat production with a built-in modulating hydraulic thermostat. The unit comes with a matte black hood and slat louvers, a reliable standing/Piezo ignitor, and an oxygen depletion safety sensor. The fireplace is zero clearance certified and requires absolutely no venting. The hem-bent seams eliminate screws and fasteners that may come loose. The required framing dimensions are 36 1/4" H x 34 1/2" W x 17 7/8" D and the unit's actual dimensions are 32 3/4" H x 31" W x 17 3/8" D. There is a five-year limited warranty.


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    Customer Questions & Answers
    By Dan from Drums, PA on March 11, 2015
    Does this fireplace have a standing pilot or does the pilot work off of the remote and only come on when you turn it on?
    By eFireplaceStore on March 11, 2015

    Answer:
    This model utilizes a standing pilot system and is among the most reliable of the vent free units we offer.

    By Lee from Powhatan, VA on August 22, 2014
    How much clearance is needed on the sides of the front of the fireplace during installation?
    By eFireplaceStore on August 22, 2014

    Answer:
    This unit has an overall front width of 34 inches, with a framing width requirement of 34 1/2 inches. This puts the required clearance at 1/4 inch on either side for this model.

    By Kevin from PA on September 26, 2015
    Do I need a separate regulator for the outside of this Empire Vail Premium vent-free propane fireplace?
    By Will M. on September 28, 2015

    Answer:
    Like all propane hearth appliances, a secondary regulator will be needed to reduce the inlet pressure to between 11"-13" w.c.

    By cheryl from Maine on January 11, 2013
    Do you carry propane fireplaces that can be viewed from front and back?
    By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on January 11, 2013

    Answer:
    We do carry several models of vent free fireplaces that are constructed in a "see-through" configuration. One unit that is from the same Empire Vail product line is the Vail Premium Vent-Free Propane See-Thru Fireplace - 36 Inch. While the picture depicts a peninsula model, this unit will arrive as a see through version with both short ends closed.

    By Barb from Houston, TX on September 12, 2014
    Does this mean you have a firplace that burns propane (32,000 BTU's) without venting? Sounds unbelievable. Please explain.
    By eFireplaceStore on September 12, 2014

    Answer:
    Vent free fireplaces can be an excellent alternative to a vented model, but there are many factors to take into account before deciding if one is right for you or not.

    The technology is not all that different from a gas range. The burners in a vent free unit are precisely engineered to use very small perforations or lanced ports in the burner tube. As such, the gas flow is divided into a large number of small jets, allowing complete combustion of the fuel to occur. The log sets that are used in these systems are notched and include mounting pins so that they can only be set up one way. The assembly does not interfere with the flame pattern, allowing the flame to burn cleanly, without producing soot.

    The system works well in larger rooms, with good air quality and plenty of ceiling height for circulation to occur. Vent free systems are not recommended if any of the following applies to you:

    1. Your home has pets or is frequently dusty.
    2. The room you plan on installing the unit into is less than 10 x 10 and is not directly open to an adjacent larger space.
    3. Your home is prone to dampness or high relative humidity.
    4. Your home is new or newer and extremely well insulated.

    Any of the above scenarios do not bode well for a vent free unit. Dust and pet hair can can be pulled into the unit and burned off, creating an unpleasant odor and leaving a film on interior walls. Smaller rooms become stuffy and tightly insulated homes cause issues with oxygen depletion. Damp homes can develop condensation on windows, as vent free fireplace release moisture as part of their operation.

    If none of the above describes your installation, a vent free unit may be an excellent source of supplemental heat.

    By DEAN OPBROEK from idaho on January 10, 2012
    Do ventless propane fireplaces cause a film on the windows?
    By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on January 10, 2012

    Answer:
    Whether or not a vent free appliance will create a film depends largely on the air quality and volume in the home.

    If the appliance is burned in a humid environment, it can cause a gradual buildup of condensation on the glass which will dry and leave a film. Also, if the appliance is burned in a home with a good amount of dust or pet hair, a fine film can result on windows as well.

    Generally, these are the only conditions that will cause this issue. Vent free fireplaces that are burned in a large, open area or in a home with good air quality will not cause this issue.

    By Alec Buckner from Saint Charles, MI on February 14, 2013
    My fireplace is giving out an odor.



    By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on February 14, 2013

    Answer:
    Odor emitting from a vent-free fireplace system is not uncommon, especially the first few times the fireplace is lit. Any manufactured gas fireplace system will have a curing process that takes several hours of burn time to complete. Moreover, some vent-free customers will be able to smell the gas burning even after this process is complete; this depends on each individual's sense of smell.

    Customer Reviews
    Empire Vail Premium Vent-Free Propane Fireplace - 32" - VFP-32-BP20LLP ( 941.4 )
    4.5 out of 5 Stars based on 12 review(s) - sorted by Most Helpful Customer Reviews

    Great product
    By
    Thomas
    from SUGAR GROVEon
    October 12, 2016
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    This fireplace insert has met all my expectations. it works flawlessly and is a great addition to my living room.
    Pros:
    Looks great, Works flawlessly,
    Cons:
    None


    Nice Unit
    By
    Tim
    from EDENTONon
    August 12, 2016
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Very nice Fire Place, easy to install.


    Well constructed. Attractive.
    By
    David
    from Bay Minetteon
    March 26, 2016
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    This unit appears well constructed. I am currently installing it. I will add further comments after complete installation.
    Pros:
    As described in sales literature. Attractive and concise install instructions.
    Cons:
    None


    Nice fireplace but smells alot
    By
    Kevin
    from Paon
    December 9, 2015
    Nice looking , heats up quickly, just smells like gas
    Pros:
    Nice looking Heats good Easy to install
    Cons:
    Smells like gas a lot


    Empire Vail Premium
    By
    JIm
    from MEDFORDon
    November 9, 2015
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Great fireplace for the price but does not allow for a remote so there is a little extra work involved


    Everything We Wanted in a Fireplace
    By
    Carol
    from Harrodsburg, KYon
    February 20, 2015
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    We've had our Empire Vent-free fireplace approximately 2 months now and it has done exactly what we needed it to do. We bought it as back-up heat for our basement in case the power ever went out and we were gone. So far, that has not happened, but we just got back from vacation and set it on low as back-up for our furnace. While we were gone, temps dropped to -18 below zero and 14 inches of snow was on the ground when we arrived home. Our home was toasty warm upstairs and downstairs. Kudos to our Empire fireplace.


    fantastic experience
    By
    Harry
    from HARRODSBURG, KYon
    January 29, 2015
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    We ordered our fireplace on a Thursday and it was delivered the following Tuesday. The delivery man was very helpful in assisting us with it. When it was unpacked, we were more than pleased at the appearance of the fireplace. When it was all together and hooked up, we turned it on and it was just like being in a cabin in the woods with a real fireplace - so cozy. We are very pleased with the quality and the service from this seller. I would definitely recommend it my friends.


    Nice
    By
    Troy Easley
    from Meredosia Illinoison
    January 21, 2015
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Nice fireplace. Good value. Comes with blower.
    Cons:
    could use heavier material


    Very Nice and Works Well
    By
    Mark Hunt
    from Goodyear, AZon
    December 21, 2013
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    This unit is doing a great job for the space we installed it in. The room is 20 x 30 and heats up nicely. The flames are nice looking and the fire is quiet. The fan included does not blow as well as others I have seen and is also a little noisy, but I've seen other units that the blowers are much more noisy than this unit. Installed the unit ourselves without any issues. The directions could be written a little better.
    Pros:
    Stock unit looks good and works well Flames look nice
    Cons:
    Noisy blower Accessories look cheap so we did not install the optional doors The blower is temperature activated. I did not see that in the directions so when we first started the unit we thought it eas not working.


    Looks great and works very well.
    By
    john
    from Williamstown, NJon
    April 7, 2012
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Very easy to install.
    Pros:
    Looks great and does a fine job of heating a 12x24 room.
    Cons:
    nothing


    Vail Premium Vent-Free Natural Gas Fireplace - 32 Inch
    By
    Jimmie Sizemore
    from lexington,kyon
    January 17, 2012
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Very nice unit! Completely satisfied. Keeps our basement very warm.
    Pros:
    Everything
    Cons:
    nothing


    Vail Premium Vent-Free Propane See-Thru Fireplace
    By
    David
    from Connecticuton
    January 2, 2012
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Well made unit. Installation is straight forward. Could use some better instructions for the burner unit regarding remote control options. Looks great when finished with optional trim kits.
    Pros:
    Easy install, looks great, see through design.
    Cons:
    Installation of extruded outer frame is difficult and wimpy using supplied hardware. I drilled and countersunk some holes in the frame and used sheet metal screws to attach firmly.




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