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    Empire BF30 Blue Flame Gas Heater - Propane - BF-30LP

    List Price: $689.99
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    Product Details
    Manufacturer: Empire
    Part Number: BF30LP
    eFireplaceStore Item Number: CUI-BF30LP
    UPC: 720968326027


    • Efficiently generates 30,000 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 24 1/8" 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 unit is approved for mobile home installation where not prohibited by local codes.

    *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.

    Prop 65 Warning WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

    Heat your home while using no electric power and minimum space with this blue flame gas heater from Empire. Available in either natural gas or propane models, this heater runs entirely without electricity while being controlled by a hydraulic thermostat. As an independent unit, it requires no venting and can even hang on a wall! With its simple ignition system and automatic shut-off, you can trust this convenient, efficient heating system without hesitation or concern.
    Customer Questions & Answers
    16 Questions & 16 Answers
    Randy B.
    from Dubois, WY asked:
    January 3, 2020
    Can this heater be used at almost 7000  ft above sea level?
    1 Answer
    This heater can't be used at elevations of 7000 ft above sea level as vent-free units can't be altered. You will want to look at our direct vent heaters found here.
    Submitted by: Kathy O. on January 3, 2020

    from Volcano, HI asked:
    December 10, 2019
    We have a double wall non-insulated home on post and pier with no double pan windows in Volcano Hawaii. Temperatures can go down to the low 40's, but the unit is only needed to offer heat in the living room. Living room probably needs upwards of 30 BTU.  Please advise on a unit.
    1 Answer
    A vent-free heater such as this item cannot be the sole source of heat for this space. We would recommend a direct vent furnace instead such as the Empire DV55E High-Efficiency Direct Vent Wall Furnace - Propane - DV-55ELP.
    Submitted by: Tyler M. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on December 10, 2019

    Gilbert A
    from Los Angeles, CA asked:
    November 22, 2019

    Is this a natural gas heater?

    1 Answer

    This is a propane-only heater.

    Submitted by: Tyler M. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on November 22, 2019

    from Denver, United States asked:
    November 6, 2019
    What is the propane usage per hour on high heat? Has anyone used this to heat a greenhouse?
    1 Answer
    This is a 30,000 BTU heater, so it would consume about one gallon of propane in about three hours on high. Yes, we have had customers use this in a greenhouse.
    Submitted by: Tyler M. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on November 6, 2019

    from North Brookfield, MA asked:
    November 4, 2019
    I have an old 15k empire through the wall flue vent, would this BF 39LP be able to use the same flue?
    1 Answer
    No, this BF30 and all such vent-free gas heaters cannot use any kind of flue or vent pipe.
    Submitted by: Tyler M. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on November 5, 2019

    Joseph G
    from International Falls, Mn asked:
    May 2, 2019
    As a temporary measure, can this be hooked up to a 20# propane tank, like the kind used for a bbq? If so, how long would the tank last?
    1 Answer
    While it can be done, it likely would not last for longer than 30 minutes to an hour before freezing up and needing to be turned off. 
    Submitted by: Brennan W. on May 3, 2019

    Butch A
    from Somerset PA asked:
    March 3, 2019
    How do these heaters compare with Mr Heaters?
    1 Answer
    These have the a higher efficiency rating than Mr. Heaters.
    Submitted by: Brennan W. on March 4, 2019

    Mike R
    from Faulkner County, AR asked:
    July 22, 2018
    What is the distance required from face of heater to wall opposite the heater?
    1 Answer
    It would be a 36" clearance.
    Submitted by: Owen O. on July 23, 2018

    from Mountain Home, asked:
    January 14, 2018
    If the pilot goes out does it shut down the gas supply?
    1 Answer
    It is a standard safety feature on all new vent-free appliances that if the pilot goes out, the valve will close, no longer allowing gas flow into the appliance.
    Submitted by: eFireplaceStore.com on January 15, 2018

    David Overcash
    from Marshville, NC asked:
    November 6, 2016
    What is the energy efficiency of the BF30LP?
    1 Answer
    Because this is a vent free heater, there are no outside air losses and the unit is perfectly efficient.
    Submitted by: eFireplaceStore on November 7, 2016

    from Pittsburgh, PA asked:
    January 18, 2016
    Does this Empire BF30 Blue Flame gas heater need to be grounded?
    1 Answer
    While a ground joint union will need to be installed upstream of the gas valve prior to connecting the heater to gas, the heater requires no electricity for operation and the only need for grounding would be for the optional blower.
    Submitted by: Will M. on January 19, 2016

    from Lenoir City, TN asked:
    October 25, 2013
    Can I use this heater in an RV?
    1 Answer
    Per the manufacturer, it is recommended only to use a direct vent heater in an RV, as it is considered a confined space and does not allow for air changeover to occur.
    Submitted by: Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on October 28, 2013

    from Colorado Springs, CO asked:
    April 20, 2013
    How well will this unit work at Colorado Spring's elevation?
    1 Answer
    Because of your elevation, you may experience pilot outages from any vent free appliances. Vent free units can suffer from oxygen depletion at any altitude greater than 4,500 feet. However, if the unit is being operated in a large space with plenty of air volume, the issue is unlikely to occur.
    Submitted by: Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on April 22, 2013

    from Alaska asked:
    January 5, 2013
    How much propane does this heater use?
    1 Answer
    Based on the input rating of this heater, the unit will consume approximately one gallon of propane over a three-hour period of time if it is set to run continuously.
    Submitted by: Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on January 6, 2013

    November 9, 2012
    How much odor does this unit produce?
    1 Answer
    This unit should not produce much of a smell at all. These vent-free heaters only produce an odor when they are encountering a gas supply issue or experiencing some malfunction. That being said, all vent-free appliances will have a burn-in time. This period allows the unit to burn off any lubricants or oils used during assembly. During this time, an odor will be produced but it will eventually dissipate as the unit is used.
    Submitted by: on November 9, 2012

    Howard S
    from Fairfield, CT asked:
    February 22, 2012
    Can I add a blower to this unit?
    1 Answer
    You can indeed add a blower to this unit.
    Submitted by: Kevin E. - Fireplace Specialist on February 22, 2012

    Customer Reviews
    15 Reviews
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    100% Recommend this product (15 of 15 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 eFireplaceStore.com. 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 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 Norm M. 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 J. 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 P. 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 D. 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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