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

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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
    • 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.

    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.
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    Customer Questions & Answers
    15 Questions & 14 Answers
    from CO asked:
    August 15, 2017
    Is there an altitude limit as to the BF 30 working properly? We have a 648 sq ft cabin at 8500 ft with no heat source. Would this be sufficient?
    1 Answers
    No ventless natural gas or propane system will operate without outages at elevations above 4500'.
    Will M.
    on August 15, 2017

    David Overcash
    from Marshville, NC asked:
    November 6, 2016
    What is the energy efficiency of the BF30LP?

    from Sparta, NC asked:
    February 13, 2016
    I have an unfinished basement with about a 1400 square foot area. Do you think this heater with a blower would be big enough to heat the space or should I look at something else? The basement does not get terribly cold and even today with the temperature at 15 degrees outside it is 57 in the basement.
    1 Answers
    This unit is sufficient to heat an above ground space of 850 square feet. Because basements hold heat well, this heater should be sufficient to heat around 1,200 square feet in that application. Use of circulating fans will increase the reach and ensure it is even through the whole area.
    on February 15, 2016

    from Pittsburgh, PA asked:
    January 18, 2016
    Does this Empire BF30 Blue Flame gas heater need to be grounded?
    1 Answers
    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.
    Will M.
    on January 19, 2016

    from Seattle, WA asked:
    January 14, 2016
    I'm looking into putting this Empire BF30 flame gas heater into a remodeled basement bedroom with no venting. Is this safe?
    1 Answers
    You cannot install any vent free appliance with a Btu input over 10,000 in a bedroom and the heater in question has a Btu input of 30,000. As such, the Empire BF10 Blue Flame Gas Heater - Propane would be acceptable, so long as the square footage of the space was sufficient and vent free appliances are allowed in your municipality.
    Will M.
    on January 15, 2016

    from Lynwood, WA asked:
    January 6, 2016
    Would this Empire BF30 Blue Flame gas heater work for a 8 x 24 foot trailer in Washington at 5,000 feet with an average temperature of 20 degrees and 6 feet of snow?
    1 Answers
    At your elevation, you will not be able to utilize a vent free heater, as it will shut down regularly due to the oxygen depletion sensor being sized for much lower elevations. We would suggest a vented unit such as the Empire DV210SG Direct Vent Gas Wall Furnace - Propane - DV-210-SGLP.
    Brennan W.
    on January 6, 2016

    from Panguitch Lake, UT asked:
    October 30, 2015
    What is the difference between the Empire Blue Flame and the Infra Red heaters? I'm comparing this one to the SR30T model. The heater will be at the end of the hall heating the downstairs bedrooms. Our altitude is around 7000.
    1 Answers
    Vent free appliances will not operate at an elevation above 4500 feet.
    Will M.
    on October 30, 2015

    from Hinsdale, MA asked:
    August 28, 2015
    Will this Empire BF30 blue flame gas propane heater heat a 12 x 24 mudroom to keep the chill out? I have an oil furnace for the rest of my home that is insulated.
    1 Answers
    This heater generates 30,000 BTUs and would be over-sized for the space you've described as you would only require a 10,000 BTU appliance to effectively heat the space. I would recommend the BF10 instead.
    Will M.
    on August 28, 2015

    from Lenoir City, TN asked:
    October 25, 2013
    Can I use this heater in an RV?
    1 Answers
    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.
    Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional
    on October 28, 2013

    from Colorado Springs, CO asked:
    April 20, 2013
    I would like to purchase the Empire BF 30 - propane model. How well will this unit work at Colorado Spring's elevation?
    1 Answers
    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.
    Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional
    on April 22, 2013

    from Alaska asked:
    January 5, 2013
    How much propane does this heater use?
    1 Answers
    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.
    Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional
    on January 6, 2013

    November 9, 2012
    Please comment as to the amount of "odor" this unit produces: how noticeable, whatever.
    1 Answers
    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. Please let us know if you have any additional questions.
    on November 9, 2012

    from Wilkes Barre, PA asked:
    September 20, 2012
    What is the basic differences between the BF30 and the SR30T unit? Which one is the better unit? This will be ventless using natural gas for a finished basement.
    1 Answers
    The SR30T is generally considered to be the better type of heater, but this is really a matter of opinion. The BF30 is an open flame heater and these models function by heating the air in the space around them. The SR30T is infrared and works by heating the individual objects in the room, rather than heating the air. The infrared heaters are considered superior because they do not create a stifling pocket of air near the heater. However, many people prefer the warmed air as opposed to the radiant heat.
    Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional
    on September 20, 2012

    Howard Stadler
    from Fairfield, CT asked:
    February 22, 2012
    My old Empire propane heater had a fan. Do the new ones have fans that can be added?
    1 Answers
    You can indeed add a blower to this unit. Please follow the below link to view this item. Empire SRB30T Blower - For Infrared and Blue Flame Gas Heaters
    Kevin E. - Fireplace Specialist
    on February 22, 2012

    Marjorie Cullison
    from Jasonville, Indiana asked:
    December 11, 2011
    What to do about odors from unvented heaters?
    1 Answers
    While unvented heaters may produce some odor it is not normal for the odor to be over powering or overly noticeable. However, a "burn in" is necessary to burn off the oils and lubricants used during assembly. It is recommended to open a few windows to alleviate an additional odors during the burn in. Often, strong, unpleasant odors generated by these heaters are the result of incorrect gas pressure or a defect in the unit. Also, because these heaters pull combustion air from their surroundings, any chemicals or fumes in the air will be pulled into the heater and combusted.
    Kevin E. - Fireplace Specialist
    on December 12, 2011

    Customer Reviews
    17 Reviews
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    100% Recommend this product (17 of 17 responses)
    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 Carter 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 Russell 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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