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    Empire Vail Premium Vent-Free Natural Gas Fireplace with Blower - 36" - VFP-36-BP21LN

    1,368.90
    List Price: $1,719.99
    Sale Price: $1,368.90
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    • 36" gas fireplace with realistic charred oak log set
    • Burner generates 36,000 BTUs with 99.9% efficiency
    • Includes matte black hood, matte black slat louvers, and a blower
    • 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: 34 3/4" H x 36" W x 17 3/8" D
    • Framing Dimensions: 38 1/4" H x 39 1/2" W x 17 7/8" D
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    Product Details
    Manufacturer: Empire
    Part Number: VFP36BP21LN
    eFireplaceStore Item Number: CUI-VFP36FP21LN-KIT
    UPC: 720968997593

    Features

    • 36" gas fireplace with realistic charred oak log set
    • Burner generates 36,000 BTUs with 99.9% efficiency
    • Includes matte black hood, matte black slat louvers, and a blower
    • 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: 34 3/4" H x 36" W x 17 3/8" D
    • Framing Dimensions: 38 1/4" H x 39 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.

    The realistic flames in this 36-inch gas fireplace are produced by ceramic pellets in a burner tumbler, producing up to 36,000 BTUs to heat your room. It features a built-in modulating hydraulic thermostat and requires no venting; it is also certified for zero clearance. The piezo ignitor and oxygen depletion safety sensor provide convenience and assure fire safety. The matte black hood and slat louvers add elegance, and a blower provides efficient heating by moving the heat around the room.


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    Customer Questions & Answers
    By Ron from Concord, NC on November 10, 2012
    What is the rating of the blower? How large of an area can the unit heat? Is it a 110 or 220 unit?
    By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on November 12, 2012

    Answer:
    This blower assembly has a rating of 100 CFM of air movement at its maximum setting. The blower uses a 115 volt power outlet. For the average home, this fireplace would heat an area of approximately 1,000 square feet.

    By Joseph from New Jersey on October 29, 2011
    Does thus unit come with remote control starter and are there any doors or glass front on the unit?
    By Chris M. on October 30, 2011

    Answer:
    This unit does not come with a remote or a remote ready pilot kit. The following unit is almost identical to this unit but does come with a remote ready pilot kit:

    Vail Premium Vent-Free Propane Fireplace with Remote Ready Controls - 36 Inch

    You would need to purchase the remote separately. Your remote control options will be located in the accessories tab.

    The doors and other decorative options are also located in the accessories tab.

    By Rick from Mt Laurel, NJ on July 13, 2013
    The description of this unit mentions a blower. Does the unit come equipped with the blower or is it extra? Also, is there a chain screen with the unit?
    By Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on July 15, 2013

    Answer:
    Yes, this particular model includes the variable speed blower. There is no chain screen with the unit, but it features a fixed mesh screen.

    By John from Mount Pleasant, SC on July 1, 2016
    Where do I find plans/specifications for insuring safety requirements are met for a ventless natural gas insert for a wood framed mantel enclosure?
    By Chris C. on July 1, 2016

    Answer:
    These specifications would be located in the installation manual seen here.

    By Rich from Ohio on May 14, 2014
    Is there a brass trim kit available?
    By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on May 14, 2014

    Answer:
    There is indeed. The item is the Empire 3 Piece Outer Frame for 36" Louvered Fireboxes and Fireplaces. Polished brass can be selected from the drop down menu.

    By pat from State College, PA on April 16, 2012
    Do they have a kit to convert to propane?
    By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on April 16, 2012

    Answer:
    Unfortunately, no vent-free fireplace or stove can be field-converted from LP to NG or vice versa. However, this same model is available for use with propane. You can see the LP model here.

    By Sue from Ithaca, NY on October 2, 2014
    What is the difference between this fireplace and VFP-36-BP30LN?
    By Tyler M. on October 2, 2014

    Answer:
    The difference between this model and the VFP-36-BP30LN Vail Vent-Free Fireplace is the method of control and the blower feature. This VFP-36-BP21LN includes a blower, while the other model does not. However, this model must be manually-controlled with the built-in hydraulic thermostat, whereas the VFP-36-BP30LN Vail Vent-Free Fireplace offers a remote-ready millivolt valve to which you can add an optional hand-held remote control, wall switch or wall thermostat. Finally, the VFP-36BP31LN Vail features the remote-ready millivolt valve and the blower.

    By Jess from PA on February 28, 2015
    Can this natural gas fireplace be installed as a loft model or does it have to go into an existing firebox?
    By Brennan W. on March 2, 2015

    Answer:
    This unit does not need to be installed in an existing fireplace. It can be framed by itself into your home.

    Customer Reviews
    Empire Vail Premium Vent-Free Natural Gas Fireplace with Blower - 36" - VFP-36-BP21LN ( 1,368.90 )
    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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