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    Empire Vail Premium Vent-Free Natural Gas Fireplace with Remote Ready Controls and Blower - 32 Inch

    1,322.10
    List Price: $1,629.99
    Sale Price: $1,322.10
    You Save: $307.89 (19%)
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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, matte black slat louvers, and a blower
    • Remote-ready millivolt controls
    • 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: VFP32BP31LN
    eFireplaceStore Item Number: CUI-VFP32FP31LN-KIT
    UPC: 720968997630

    Features

    • 32" gas fireplace with realistic charred oak log set
    • Burner generates 32,000 BTUs with 99.9% efficiency
    • Includes matte black hood, matte black slat louvers, and a blower
    • Remote-ready millivolt controls
    • 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.

    What is more beautiful than a real fire in a fireplace where family and friends gather? Vail's gas fireplace is vent-free and can be installed on walls where vents would not be accessible. Its efficiency will save you money while you warm your room. One of this Premium fireplace's features is the remote-ready control system. Remotes are available to purchase and used with this system so that you can control your fireplace from the comfort of your chair. For your peace of mind, an oxygen depletion safety sensor is part of the fireplace system. The 5-year warranty lets you know that your fireplace is another quality product from Empire.
    Customer Questions & Answers
    By Robert from Lockport, NY on January 28, 2015
    I see another seller of Empire Vail ventless fireplaces has a mode VFP-32-BP71N that has an electronic ignition as opposed to t a standing pilot light that you have. Does that mean that, during a power outage, the electronic ignition one would not work? What are the pros and cons of this? Also, is the blower a variable speed unit? Do the Vail 32" units that come wit a millivolt and remote wiring also come with a variable flame control valve?
    By eFireplaceStore on January 28, 2015

    Answer:
    Under normal circumstances, the 71 series of the Vail Premium uses a 120 volt power supply for operation, however it does have a battery backup system. This would allow the unit to continue operating in the event of a power outage. The intermittent pilot system is a great fuel saver, but it does bring additional electronics into the mix. This leads to decreased reliability. The blower included in the kit is indeed variable speed. Both units offer only manual flame adjustment. The intermittent pilot version of this unit is also available through us which includes the log set.

    By Andy from Union, KY on January 1, 2015
    Can our vented fireplace be replaced with a ventless system?
    By eFireplaceStore on January 2, 2015

    Answer:
    Certainly. There are no restrictions on vent free fireplaces in your state and the current system could be removed and reframed for a similarly sized vent free appliance without an issue.

    By Bob from Dallas, Texas on November 25, 2016
    Does this unit have a full front glass enclosure, or is a chain link front an option?

    By Chris from Georgia on December 15, 2016
    I'm confused over the difference between models VFP-32-BP71N and VFP-32-BP31LN. When I search your site, both model numbers open the information and price for VF-P32-BP31LN. I'm wanting the ability to use a wall switch for ignition. I believe of the two units, VFP-32-BP71N is the only one with this capability. Can you please clarify functionality, availability, and pricing for VFP-32-BP71N?
    By Will M. on December 15, 2016

    Answer:
    While both models may be operated with a wall switch, the VFP32BP31N will only provide ignition of the burner while the VFP32BP71N will also provide ignition of the pilot. The VFP32BP31N (or any of Empire's "30" or 31" series, for that matter) is a millivolt A.K.A. standing pilot system. The pilot will need to be lit manually at the beginning of the colder months and it will simply stay lit until turned off manually. Millivolt systems are very reliable as you will never lose functionality of the burner flame in the event of a power outage, however, they are not very efficient when considering the added cost of having a standing pilot running 24 hours a day in the colder months. The VFP32BP71N ("70" or "71" series in Empire's nomenclature) will have an Intermittent Pilot Assembly A.K.A. non-standing pilot/electronic ignition. While this will need 120v supplied for operation, it will also feature a battery backup that will provide ignition of the pilot for up to 6 months and a toggle switch to have a continuous pilot in the event of a power outage.

    I have just forwarded Quote #15719 for what I have found to be the preferred configuration of this model from our customers and what will be the best configuration for your needs in my opinion. If you would like to place the order, simply call in and reference the quote number. All items are in stock and ready to ship. Please note that I have quoted the fireplace in natural gas. If propane is needed, please let me know and I will adjust the quote.

    By Lisa from Hillsboro,OH on February 2, 2014
    I am trying to see if we can put a gas fireplace in an area where we have a wooden cabinet from floor to ceiling.
    By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on February 3, 2014

    Answer:
    This will depend on the exact design of the cabinet. Combustibles can be in close proximity to vent free fireplaces, but each installation is different. Vent free heaters release a great deal of heat to the area directly above them. If a television is to be mounted above the unit, it is best for it to be recessed into a cabinet. If this is not an option, protection from the heat should be provided by means of a mantel shelf or a heat shield.

    By Jeff from Levittown, PA on November 14, 2016
    I have a vent free fireplace, like above, but with the number VFP32FP 31Ln-1. I need a thermocouple for this unit.

    By Jeff from Wakefield, NE on November 12, 2012
    Are these units package deals or is there a choice for options like the stacked limestone interior or a different log set?
    By Magan B. on November 13, 2012

    Answer:
    Stacked limestone interior is an option on the Accessories tab of the main item page. The realistic charred oak log set will come standard, though.

    By John from Little Ferry, NJ on December 28, 2012
    Please clarify for me: this unit has a built-in blower, so I do not need to purchase one separately. Also, remote-ready means I need to buy a remote to get it to work? Last question: what is behind the logs if no brick background is purchased?
    By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on December 31, 2012

    Answer:
    This unit will indeed have a blower as part of its standard package. The unit is equipped with a millivolt gas valve and allows the easy addition of a remote or wall switch.

    Any of the remotes, wall switches, or wall thermostats that are listed in the Accessories tab (located above) can be used. The fireplace walls will be matte black painted sheet metal, if a brick liner is not used in the fireplace.

    By kim from Colorado on January 6, 2013
    If this item comes with no doors, what is covering the front?
    By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on January 7, 2013

    Answer:
    The Vail series of vent-free fireplaces features a solid panel mesh screen that covers the opening. As with any vent-free fireplace, there is no glass door option, only decorative screen doors for select models.

    By Ken from Indiana on December 3, 2016
    Is this a stand-a-lone unit? What are those nubs shown on top? What remote do I need with this unit?
    By eFireplaceStore on December 5, 2016

    Answer:
    This unit is designed to be installed into a combustible enclosure built of dimensional lumber or into a site built mantel surround. The spacers along the top of the unit are stand offs that are designed to maintain proper clearance to combustible framing. The correct remote to use with this model is the Empire Battery-Operated Remote Control - FRBC.

    By Connie from Louisiana on January 11, 2014
    Where is the gas line- behind or on the side?

    By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on January 13, 2014

    Answer:
    The openings for the gas supply line are located on the left and right sides of the the unit. There are no provisions for the line to be routed from the rear.

    Customer Reviews
    Empire Vail Premium Vent-Free Natural Gas Fireplace with Remote Ready Controls and Blower - 32 Inch ( 1,322.10 )
    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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