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Empire Vail Premium Vent-Free Propane See-Thru Fireplace - 36" - VFP-36-SP32EP

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Manufacturer: Empire
Part Number: VFP-36-SP32EP
eFireplaceStore Item Number: CUI-VFP36SP32EP
UPC: 720968988072

Features

  • 36" see-thru gas fireplace with 24" Slope Glaze Vista Burner
  • Two open sides provide an excellent view of flames
  • Burner generates 38,000 BTUs with 99.9% efficiency
  • Includes matte black hood, matte black slat louvers, and banded brick ceramic fiber liner
  • Remote-ready millivolt controls
  • Requires no venting
  • 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 37 5/8" W x 24" D
  • 5-year limited warranty
  • *Please Note: A separately purchased LSU24RR log set is required for installation.
Product Description
The Vail Premium Fireplace is a contemporary take on a classic fireplace. Three see-through walls allow you to enjoy this fire from all angles and the burner can generate 38,000 BTUs. This heater requires no venting, making it very flexible in where you can place it in your home. The modern look will have people talking and it is available in propane and natural gas models. Give your home a personal touch with the Vail Premium Fireplace.

Please Note: A separately purchased LSU24RR log set is required to complete installation. Please see accessories to find this item.

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.

Features

  • 36" see-thru gas fireplace with 24" Slope Glaze Vista Burner
  • Two open sides provide an excellent view of flames
  • Burner generates 38,000 BTUs with 99.9% efficiency
  • Includes matte black hood, matte black slat louvers, and banded brick ceramic fiber liner
  • Remote-ready millivolt controls
  • Requires no venting
  • 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 37 5/8" W x 24" D
  • 5-year limited warranty
  • *Please Note: A separately purchased LSU24RR log set is required for installation.
Manufacturer: Empire
Part Number: VFP-36-SP32EP
eFireplaceStore Item Number: CUI-VFP36SP32EP
UPC: 720968988072


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Customer Questions & Answers
By Desiree from Roanoke, VA on January 9, 2013
Do you have this model with natural gas?
By Chris on January 9, 2013

Answer:
You may find the natural gas model here.

By Jeff from Breckenridge, CO on November 11, 2012
Looking for a gas unit like this that will generate at least 65,000 BTU. I do not understand how the ventless process works. Is it compliant with all heating codes in the US? Is the heater so efficient that there is no CO2 produced?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on November 12, 2012

Answer:
Vent free heaters indeed operate very efficiently and produce virtually no CO2. This is due to the mechanics of the vent free burner system and the very specific placement of the log set. Some jurisdictions do not allow the use of a vent free appliance. They are also not allowed for use in California. The only area I am aware of in Colorado that does not allow them is Denver, but I would check with local code enforcement to be sure.

Because of restrictions with oxygen supply, as well as the moisture they produce, vent free fireplaces are limited to 40,000 BTUs. In order to have a higher output appliance, you would need to switch to a direct vent furnace or fireplace.

By Jeff from Breckenridge, CO on November 11, 2012
Do you sell any type of fireplace like the Vail Premium that requires venting and produces at least 65,000 BTUs? I am currently heating a 1 1/2 story 1140 sg ft home with only an 80 year old gas floor furnace.
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on November 12, 2012

Answer:
In order to heat the entire room area effectively, a unit such as the DDI Citadel 36" Natural Gas Cool Touch Direct Vent Fireplace would need to be used. This unit has a BTU rating of 66,000 and could heat the entire area if placed centrally in the home.

Another option would be to use a pair of lower BTU output units to accomplish the same task, as this would allow for more placement possibilities and would open up a broader range of available models.

By Hector from IN on August 16, 2013
I would like to know if I need any additions to make the fireplace work? Do I need any logs?
By Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on August 19, 2013

Answer:
Yes, you will need to purchase the Empire LSU-24-RR Rock Creek Refractory Log Set - 24" for use inside this Vail fireplace. Other than the log set, you are ready for installation. Please note there are several other optional accessories, such as a remote control; these are available in the "Accessories" tab on this item page.

By Cyndi from Troy, MI on June 16, 2013
Is it possible to enclose one of the long sides on this model?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on June 17, 2013

Answer:
Because this unit has not been tested to have one side enclosed, I do not recommend doing so.

By Dennis Baker from Smithfield, Virginia on February 18, 2012
Read that some dealers no longer sell Vent-Free because of code restrictions. Can it be left "open" or are glass doors required?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on February 20, 2012

Answer:
Vent free units are indeed restricted in some jurisdictions. Before installing a unit, please verify with your local code office for details and limitations.

While some units do offer the ability for glass to be installed, most vent free models must only be used with the provided safety screens that they come with, in order for them to intake air for combustion.

This unit is not currently available with a glass enclosure and must be operated with the above mentioned screens.

Customer Reviews
Empire Vail Premium Vent-Free Propane See-Thru Fireplace - 36" - VFP-36-SP32EP
$1,628.10
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4.5 out of 5 Stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

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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