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    Empire BF20 Blue Flame Gas Heater - Propane - BF-20LP

    List Price: $559.99
    Sale Price: $458.10
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    Product Details
    Manufacturer: Empire
    Part Number: BF20LP
    eFireplaceStore Item Number: CUI-BF20LP
    UPC: 720968325020


    • Efficiently generates 20,000 BTUs of heat
    • Requires no venting
    • Soothing blue flame
    • Can be mounted on a wall or sit on the floor (requires floor stand)
    • Runs entirely without electricity
    • Convenient hydraulic thermostat controls
    • Standing pilot ignition system
    • Automatic shut-off and oxygen depletion sensor
    • Natural gas and propane models available
    • 5-year limited warranty and 5-year limited labor warranty
    • Dimensions: 22" H x 18" W x 6 1/2" D
    • Minimum Clearances:
      • 36" from top
      • 5" from each side
      • 2" from floor when wall-mounted
      • 2" from floor when floor-mounted
    * Please Note: This heater is not designed for use when placed on the floor. To ensure proper safety and cost efficiency, place the heater on the Empire Heater Stand, product # CUI-SRS18 which is sold separately (See Accessories tab above for complete product information).

    *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.

    WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm. For more information go to

    Heating your home or office is a cinch with the help of this gas heater. Generating 20,000 BTUs of heat, your room will certainly not be cold any longer with this heater! This Empire heater does not require any source of ventilation and comes with an automatic shut-off and oxygen depletion sensor to ensure your safety. Manufactured by Empire, this portable gas heater runs without any electricity and can be mounted on the wall or left to sit on the floor, depending on your needs. With its ease of use, safety and efficiency, this Empire gas heater may be the answer to all your heating needs!
    Customer Questions & Answers
    6 Questions & 6 Answers
    from ME asked:
    August 3, 2016
    About how much propane would this use per day or per month if it was set at a moderate temperature of about 68 degrees in a 700 foot, well insulated apartment with normal winter temperatures?
    1 Answer
    This unit will use .926 pounds of propane per hour.
    Brennan W.
    on August 3, 2016

    from Loretto, KY asked:
    February 14, 2016
    Does this unit come with a blower?
    1 Answer
    This will not arrive with a blower, but this optional accessory may be purchased separately and is shown under "Popular Accessories for this Item" on the product page for this item.
    Will M.
    on February 15, 2016

    from OK asked:
    November 1, 2014
    Is this gas heater UL listed?
    1 Answer
    This heater does not carry a UL listing, but is CSA certified to meet Z21.11.2 standards. This is the default standard for unvented room heaters and is accepted in most jurisdictions.
    on November 3, 2014

    from Seattle asked:
    September 29, 2013
    Does this unit need an external gas tank or is one attached?
    1 Answer
    This unit is designed to be fed from an external fuel tank. While a larger fuel tank is preferable, the smallest recommended tank is a 20 pound cylinder, which would fuel this heater for approximately 18 hours before emptying.
    Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional
    on September 30, 2013

    from Boone, NC asked:
    September 9, 2013
    Can I mount the BK20 LP on a wall 6" above the floor?
    1 Answer
    Certainly. This unit only requires a clearance of 2 inches above a combustible floor when wall mounted.
    Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional
    on September 10, 2013

    from upper merion, Pa asked:
    December 18, 2011
    How can I avoid the difficulty starting where the flame dies-out while turning the dial from start to low?
    1 Answer
    This concern is reminiscent of one we see often when supply pressure to a gas appliance is too low. Using a manometer, confirm that you have a pressure of at least 11" of w.c.being supplied to the unit.
    Kevin E. - Fireplace Specialist
    on December 19, 2011

    Customer Reviews
    19 Reviews
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    100% Recommend this product (19 of 19 responses)
    By Paul from Salt Lake City , UT on March 10, 2018
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Added another heater to our cabin
    Bought two empire heaters earlier this year for our cabin. Delivers quickly and nothin broken needed another for the basement so got another. They are dependable and really pour out the heat, even at 9,000 feet and 28 degrees outside.
    By Gary from MI on November 7, 2017
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    eFireplaceStore Helped
    eFireplaceStore promptly replaced the broken glass that I found assembling and installing the unit. Very friendly and fast. I would recommend buying from them.
    By Margaret from Norfolk, VA on March 14, 2017
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Hot Spot
    My new little hot spot is very much what I expected. Lighting the pilot and having it stay lit after installation was brutal, otherwise good. Also, it takes a while to get used to the odor which it certainly has.
    Prossee above
    Conssee above
    By Marilyn from GRIFFIN, GA on February 1, 2017
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    A Space Heater You Gotta Love!
    This space heater is trim, neat, quiet and efficient. We haven't had any real cold days to test what it can really do, but have noticed it can be set on a lower setting than our old space heater to achieve the same results. We were very pleased with the service at We received our order in a timely fashion and the heater was in good condition when it arrived. We would recommend doing business with this company.
    By Herman from BELLS on September 14, 2016
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Nice stove,
    By Joe from BOISE on July 22, 2016
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Great service
    Quick service and can't wait to install the heater
    By Holly from ROCKPORT on February 26, 2016
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    This heater is hottt!
    This heater does what it says. Easy to install, easy to operate and effective and efficent. We heat a 500 sq. ft. room in minutes flat. Have even opened up our double doors to the main section of the house to let some heat in there and our purchase is paying off. Our electric provider gives us weekly updates and our kwh useage has decreased by approx. 15% already. Thanks for a great product!
    ProsEasy installation, operation, effective heat source and efficent
    ConsNone and this is the 2nd heater like this we have. Other smaller unit heats our business shop.
    By Darrell from Macomb, MI on December 2, 2015
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    very happy with this purchase!
    Very happy with the Empire vent free heater. Heats up my sunroom quickly even when it is below freezing outside. Ordering was easy, and everything arrived on time and in perfect shape. Adding the blower makes a big difference as well!
    By Margaret from THOMPSON FALLS, Montana on November 27, 2015
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Excellent choice!
    It is everything I could want in a heater.
    By Ethel from HONEY GROVE, Texas on November 27, 2015
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Heats up really well and warms the room up fast, would buy this product again
    Delivery was fast and efficient. Instructions clear and easy to follow. would recommend they offer the hose to connect heater to heat source (ours was propane).
    ProsEasy to install
    ConsNothing at this time
    By Mark D Cole from Lindsey, Ohio on October 5, 2015
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Good quality unit!
    Good appearance and finish. Works fine..I have seen less expensive heaters, but they were made in China! I would recommend this ventless heater to anyone! Makes a great backup if you loose your electric!
    By Cory G. from Washington Crossing, PA on January 4, 2015
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Well made wall heater
    This Empire BF30 natural gas wall heater is very well made. It has more than the typical sheet metal body of cheaper heaters sold at local hardware stores. It worked perfectly from the minute I installed it and the previous local model never functioned properly and I had to return it. I am looking forward to many years of faithful service from this unit.
    ProsVery good construction
    By BG from Trussville, Alabama on November 26, 2014
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Great Heater
    Unit did come in with broken glass but eFireplace sent a replacement glass with no hassle. Well built and easy to install. Originally bought one from a local hardware store and did not realize it was made in China until I got it installed and it did not work. Bought this one and the quality is worth the extra money.
    By Norm Moreau from UTAH on October 28, 2013
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Great Unit - Will Keep You Warm
    Be sure to order the fan kit as well it really works to throw that heat .You will have to install it yourself in the unit. If you want to have it free stand on the floor you have to order the stand or it can only go on the wall. The picture is showing it with the stand on it you will need to order it as an extra. This unit will keep you warm and you will not be disappointed . Good for 400 sq ft - not a problem.
    Consit was shipped in a box the glass was missing and so was the owner manual . they shipped me a new glass but they charge me for it . $36.00
    By Lori James from New Hampshire on June 6, 2013
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Great Safety Features
    This natural gas heater supplements my central heat. The thermostat is easy to set and the pilot lights the first time. The safety features are a plus.
    By Kathleen Perez from New York on January 13, 2012
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Efficient Heater
    This heater is very efficient; I recommend it.
    By Gary Davis from Maine on March 21, 2010
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    More Efficient Than Previous Heaters
    I used this heater to replace my less efficient units. It is capable of heating large and small areas.
    By Stephanie C from Vermont on July 13, 2009
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Pleasant to Watch
    Our frigid mountain cabin needed an efficient heater--this one fit the bill. We had expected the base to be included, but it was not, so we had to purchase that separately. To turn the unit on and off, you have to remove the glass safety panel. Since we have no children or pets, we just leave that off so we don't have to be moving it so frequently. The heater keeps the space warm; is pleasurable to watch the flames.
    By Irene R from Massachussetts on May 23, 2009
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Dependable Unit
    A service technician with 17 years of experience installed this unit for me. He recommended it as a durable, dependable heater.

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