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    Empire Battery-Operated Remote Control - FRBC

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    • Battery-operated remote control for Empire remote-ready appliances
    • Turns heater on and off
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    Product Details
    Manufacturer: Empire
    Part Number: FRBC
    eFireplaceStore Item Number: CUI-FRBC
    UPC: 720968472502

    Features

    • Battery-operated remote control for Empire remote-ready appliances
    • Turns heater on and off
    Prop 65 Warning WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

    Using an Empire remote-ready appliance is even easier when you have an Empire Battery-Operated Remote Control. With this handy hearth accessory you can enjoy the warmth of your fireplace, stove, or insert without ever having to leave your chair.
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    Customer Questions & Answers
    66 Questions & 70 Answers
    Camilla J
    from Mountain Top, PA asked:
    February 12, 2022

    Will this work with Empire gas stove ventless Spirit 21" VFD20MS30FP,  VFD20MS30FN?

    1 Answer
    Yes, this remote is compatible with those models.
    Submitted by: Tyler M. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on February 14, 2022

    Mike
    from Milwaukee asked:
    January 27, 2022

    Will this remote work with the below log set?

    Part Number: VDY24-18NVP-+-VDY24-18D3R
    eFireplaceStore Item Number: MAJ-VDY24-18NVP-VDY24-18D3R

    1 Answer
    No, for an on/off remote for that log set we would recommend the RCB instead.
    Submitted by: Tyler M. on January 27, 2022

    Debra G
    from Juneau, AK asked:
    January 26, 2022
    Does this remote work with the Empire model DVP36SP32EP-3?
    1 Answer
    Yes, that remote will work with the model you listed.
    Submitted by: Kathy O. on January 27, 2022

    Shirley S
    from Metropolis, IL asked:
    January 21, 2022
    Does this remote work with model no. VFSR-18-3?
    1 Answer
    This would indeed work with your set.
    Submitted by: Brennan W. on January 23, 2022

    Connie L
    from Zimmerman, MN asked:
    January 12, 2022
    Does this remote work with my Empire DVD32FP31N-2?
    1 Answer
    This remote does indeed work with the Empire DVD32FP31N-2. 
    Submitted by: Brennan W. on January 13, 2022

    Terry
    from Laurel, MS asked:
    December 12, 2021
    Is this compatible with Empire model VFL28IN72N-1 unvented heater?
    1 Answer
    This remote kit is indeed compatible with your unit. 
    Submitted by: Brennan W. on December 12, 2021

    Eric D.
    from Houghton Lake, MI asked:
    December 5, 2021
    When I use the remote, the OFF button turns the fireplace on, and the ON button turns the fireplace off. How can I correct this?
    1 Answer
    Please change the orientation of the wires on the back of the receiver.
    Submitted by: Aaron D. on December 6, 2021

    Diane
    from Gray, GA asked:
    November 16, 2021
    Does this work with Empire Comfort Systems VFSV-18C-2?
    1 Answer
    No, the VFSV burner kits have their own variable flame remote.
    Submitted by: Tyler M. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on November 16, 2021

    Joy N
    from Columbus, MS asked:
    November 5, 2021
    Does this work with Empire VFDR30LBN?
    1 Answer
    The VFDR30LBN is indeed compatible with this remote. 
    Submitted by: Will M. on November 5, 2021

    Dough S
    from Tulsa, OK asked:
    November 3, 2021
    Does this work with DVCD42fp Empire comfort systems? Is this remote by itself or do I need a receiver or transmitter?
    1 Answer
    This does indeed work with the DVCD42 by Empire.  This is a package deal of the remote and receiver together, as the manufacturer does not offer them as separate purchases. 
    Submitted by: Brennan W. on November 3, 2021

    Scott
    from Torrance, CA asked:
    November 1, 2021
    Does this come with the receiver as well?
    1 Answer
    Yes, it does come with the receiver as well.
    Submitted by: Kathy O. on November 2, 2021

    Scott
    from Torrance, CA asked:
    November 1, 2021
    Is this compatible with the Empire DVCD36FP70N Tahoe Deluxe Direct Vent Fireplace?
    1 Answer
    Yes.
    Submitted by: Tyler M. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on November 2, 2021

    Sean
    from Perry, UT asked:
    September 20, 2021
    Will this remote work with DVD36FP30N?
    1 Answer
    Yes, this remote is compatible with the Empire Tahoe DVD36FP30 fireplaces.
    Submitted by: Tyler M. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on September 20, 2021

    will
    from Wimberley, TX asked:
    September 19, 2021
    Will this work with Empire DVP42FP31N Tahoe?
    1 Answer
    Yes, this remote is compatible with the DVP42FP31N model.
    Submitted by: Tyler M. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on September 20, 2021

    VIicki
    from Oak Harbor, WA asked:
    September 13, 2021
    Will this work with Empire comfort systems VFD26FP30LN?
    1 Answer
    Yes, this remote control is compatible with your model.
    Submitted by: Tyler M. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on September 13, 2021

    Donna P
    from Drums, PA asked:
    September 10, 2021
    Will this work with an Empire stove model DVP30CC30FP?
    1 Answer
    Yes, that remote will work.
    Submitted by: Kathy O. on September 10, 2021

    Philip
    from Peoria, IL asked:
    July 20, 2021
    Will this remote work with the Empire DVP36FP9 fireplace?
    1 Answer
    No. The RF series models require a transmitter made to communicate with the built-in receiver on your unit.
    Submitted by: Tyler M. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on July 20, 2021

    John T
    from Danville, KY asked:
    January 18, 2021
    Is this compatible with an Empire VFP30CA30 stove?
    1 Answer
    Yes, this remote control is compatible with that stove.
    Submitted by: Tyler M. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on January 19, 2021

    Dwight B
    from Phyllis, KY asked:
    January 16, 2021
    Will this work with a vfp32bp31In-1?
    1 Answer
    This will indeed work with that fireplace. 
    Submitted by: Brennan W. on January 17, 2021

    Chris V
    from Long Island asked:
    December 26, 2020
    Will this remote work with model #DVD36FP30N-3?
    2 Answers
    Yes, this remote is compatible with that model.
    Submitted by: Tyler M. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on December 28, 2020
    Yes. Just follow wiring instructions. You cannot have your fireplace without this feature. It's awesome!.
    Submitted by: Brian C on December 31, 2020 from Fairless Hills, PA

    Allan S
    December 23, 2020
    Will this work with VFSV-24-3?

    1 Answer
    This will not work with your unit.
    Submitted by: Brennan W. on December 24, 2020

    Ed
    from Argos, IN asked:
    December 12, 2020
    Will this work with an Empire VSFR30-3 gas log set?  Do I need to connect anything or just simply purchase the remote control?
    1 Answer
    This FRBC remote is compatible with your log set.  The remote includes a battery-operated receiver box that you will connect to the valve on your burner.
    Submitted by: Tyler M. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on December 14, 2020

    Michelle M
    December 9, 2020
    Will this work with model# DVD-42-FP30N?
    1 Answer
    Absolutely. 
    Submitted by: Will M. on December 10, 2020

    Thomas C
    from Marblehead, MA asked:
    December 9, 2020
    Does the Empire Battery-Operated Remote Control - FRBC come with a Receiver?
    1 Answer
    Yes, this remote comes with the receiver.
    Submitted by: Aaron D. on December 9, 2020

    Kelly
    November 30, 2020
    Will this work with model #VFDR24LBN—2?
    1 Answer
    Yes, this remote is compatible with that log set.
    Submitted by: Tyler M. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on December 1, 2020

    Sal C
    from Brooklyn, NY asked:
    November 28, 2020
    Is this compatible with a DVCD42FP31P-4?
    1 Answer
    This remote is indeed compatible with your unit. 
    Submitted by: Brennan W. on November 29, 2020

    Alex G
    November 18, 2020
    Will it work with a DVP42FP30N-4?
    1 Answer
    Yes indeed.
    Submitted by: Tyler M. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on November 19, 2020

    Joseph
    from Castle Hayne, NC asked:
    November 14, 2020
    Will this remote work with my Empire model no# ONR24N-2 
    1 Answer
    This remote will indeed work with your burner. 
    Submitted by: Will M. on November 16, 2020

    Matt
    from Andover, MA asked:
    October 28, 2020
    Will this work with Empire fireplace model no. VFP32BP70LN-1?
    1 Answer
    This will indeed work for your fireplace. 
    Submitted by: Brennan W. on October 28, 2020

    Cody
    from NY asked:
    October 6, 2020
    Will this remote work with a dvcd36fp30n-1?
    1 Answer
    Yes, this remote is compatible with your model.
    Submitted by: Tyler M. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on October 6, 2020

    Joe C
    from Arizona asked:
    September 30, 2020
    Will this work with model dvd36fp70n-1 ?
    1 Answer
    Yes, this is a basic on/off remote and will work with your unit.
    Submitted by: Tyler M. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on September 30, 2020

    Liam V
    May 2, 2020
    Does this remote work with VFSV-24-3?
    1 Answer
    No, the VFSV burners require a variable flame remote, whereas this remote is just a basic on/off.
    Submitted by: Tyler M. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on May 4, 2020

    Joe B
    from Glastonbury,CT asked:
    April 28, 2020
    Will this work with Empire Model VFSR-24-4 
    1 Answer
    Yes, the VFSR burner is a millivolt system and this remote is compatible with it.
    Submitted by: Tyler M. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on April 28, 2020

    Steve D.
    from Hendersonville, NC asked:
    April 8, 2020
    Will this work with a model number VFSR-24-3 set of gas logs?
    1 Answer
    This remote would indeed work with an Empire VFSR burner.
    Submitted by: Will M. on April 8, 2020

    Mario
    from St. Louis, MO asked:
    March 1, 2020
    How do you program the remote?
    1 Answer
    You can download and view the installation instructions for this remote control here: Empire FRBC Operation Instructions.
    Submitted by: Tyler M. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on March 2, 2020

    James Z.
    from 33905 asked:
    February 24, 2020
    Does this unit come with the receiver part that is wired to the burner?
    3 Answers
    Yes, it does.
    Submitted by: Owen O. on February 24, 2020
    Yes. This comes with both the transmitter and receiver.
    Submitted by: Cliff on February 25, 2020 from Havertown, PA
    Yes, it comes in the box with the remote transmitter. The receiver is plug n play connected to the gas log
    Submitted by: Lawrence on February 27, 2020 from Indiana

    Suzanne
    from Florida asked:
    February 23, 2020
    Does this remote have a thermostat function? Or is it just an on/off switch?
    2 Answers
    This would be just your basic on/off remote.
    Submitted by: Owen O. on February 24, 2020
    No. This is simply an on-off remote control.
    Submitted by: Cliff on February 24, 2020 from Havertown, PA

    Mel B
    from Ames IA asked:
    February 13, 2020
    Does this remote work for a VFDR24LBN-2
    1 Answer
    This remote would absolutely work with your millivolt log set. 
    Submitted by: Will M. on February 14, 2020

    Shirley W.
    from Bowling Green, KY asked:
    January 31, 2020
    Will this work with VFSR-24-4 gas logs Sassafras?
    1 Answer
    Yes, it will.
    Submitted by: Will M. on January 31, 2020

    Tanner
    from North Carolina asked:
    December 9, 2019
    Does this work with a VFDR30LBN-2 Empire 30” unvented?
    1 Answer
    Yes, the VFDR30LBN burners have a millivolt valve and this remote control is compatible with it.
    Submitted by: Tyler M. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on December 9, 2019

    Marijke L
    December 2, 2019

    Will this work for an Empire VFRL18N MV 18?

    1 Answer
    It appears the "MV" in your model indicates a millivolt gas valve.  If that is the case, then, yes, this remote is compatible with your burner.
    Submitted by: Tyler M. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on December 3, 2019

    Patti
    from Clarksdale, MS asked:
    December 1, 2019
    Does This remote need to be programmed to work with my locks?
    1 Answer
    No, this fireplace is only able to control certain gas log set or gas fireplace valves. 
    Submitted by: Tyler M. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on December 2, 2019

    Bryant H
    from Omaha, NE asked:
    November 19, 2019
    Does this remote work with fireplace number VFP20IN33LN-1?
    1 Answer
    Yes, it will.
    Submitted by: Owen O. on November 19, 2019

    Thomas G.
    from Island Park, NY asked:
    November 13, 2019

    Will this remote work with an Empire Vented Gas Fireplace Heater, Model Number DVD36FP31N-3?

    1 Answer
    Yes, this remote control is compatible with your DVD36FP31N fireplace.
    Submitted by: Tyler M. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on November 13, 2019

    Dana M.
    November 4, 2019
    Will this work with the DVCD36 fireplace?
    1 Answer
    Yes, it will.
    Submitted by: Owen O. on November 4, 2019

    Liz
    October 22, 2019
    Will this remote work for an Empire fuel burning fireplace, Model No. VFSV-24C-1?
    1 Answer
    No, this remote does not work for that model.
    Submitted by: Tyler M. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on October 22, 2019

    Penny M.
    from Jackson, MI asked:
    October 5, 2019
    Will this remote work with Empire VFD30CC30FN-1? And does it have the part to hook to stove itself to make switch work?
    1 Answer
    Yes. This remote will work with your stove and will include wire leads to connect to your control valve.
    Submitted by: Cortney O. on October 7, 2019

    Brian K
    from Elbow Lake, MN. asked:
    May 28, 2019
    I have model DVD36FP31P-3, will this remote work?
    1 Answer

    Yes.

    Submitted by: Tyler M. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on May 28, 2019

    Remote
    from New Jersey asked:
    March 29, 2018
    Hello, I have a Matrix R11575 Remote control for my gas fireplace. My puppy chewed on the remote, and I need a new back piece that covers the battery. I don't need to buy the entire kit. How can I just replace the black piece that slides over the batter?
    1 Answer
    I have just spoken with a representative at the manufacturer, and unfortunately they do not offer the battery door as a single replacement part. You would have to replace the entire thing. I apologize for any inconvenience.
    Submitted by: Brennan W. on March 29, 2018

    Dan P
    from Saluda, NC asked:
    March 23, 2018
    Does this include the receiver for the stove?
    1 Answer
    This does indeed come with a receiver.
    Submitted by: Brennan W. on March 23, 2018

    Customer Reviews
    4.9
    11 Reviews
    5
    91% (10)
    4
    9% (1)
    3
    0% (0)
    2
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    1
    0% (0)
    100% Recommend this product (11 of 11 responses)
    By GLB from PA on February 13, 2021
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Simple but so convenient
    A simple addition, but it really makes a gas fireplace as easy to use as your TV. Very easy to install and even easier to use... 2 buttons... On and Off... can't. get much easier or more convenient!
    Pros
    • Simple to install
    • Simple to use
    • Convenient to have
    By Timothy F. from Detroit, Michigan on December 19, 2019
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Wall mounted Fireplace
    The product works great
    By Terry from Joppa, AL on March 23, 2019
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    LOVE!
    This simple remote works perfectly!
    By Allison from North Carolina on January 2, 2019
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Nice basic remote
    We'd never had a remote start fireplace before but knew when we switched our our logs that we wanted to have a remote. This is a super basic on/off remote, but that's exactly what we wanted. It's nice to be able to turn the fireplace on with the touch of a button! I was really impressed with this little remote's range too...we experimented and found out that, if we were so inclined, we could use it from all the way upstairs and across the house to turn on or off the fireplace in our downstairs living room!
    By Loren from Hurricane, WV on December 12, 2018
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Three Stars
    The remote would be better if it could turn the blower on and off.
    By DebaRuba from CT on January 24, 2018
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Battery operated remote
    We have used the same remote since log installation for 7 years. All it ever needed was a change of batteries. This year new batteries didn't work, so ordered a replacement.
    Cons
    • Although the battery pack that connects to logs has an easy connect end, our original one was not connected in that manner (it appeared to be the same, but would not come apart) so connecting the replacement was a little more difficult.
    By Dennis from Erie, MI on November 7, 2017
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Remote
    Works perfectly.
    By Shane from Baton Rouge on February 25, 2016
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Great seller, Great item
    Seller was right on time, with easy to follow instructions on their site. Would definitely recommend!
    By Gary from Marthasville, Missouri on December 21, 2014
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Good value, good service
    This is an excellent unit that installs easily and works well and as advertised. Though just a simple on/off switch, the convenience of the remote control is nice to have. We had a nice experience with the sellers who answered our question about whether this was the correct unit for our log set. They also called us at home to get an address correction so that shipment would not be delayed and gave a nice suggestion for wiring the unit in series with the existing switch. All in all, a very good on-line purchase experience.
    Pros
    • Easy to install, works flawlessly.
    Cons
    • None.
    By Bruce from Waynesville, NC on January 27, 2014
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Don't Know How I Lived Without This
    Super fast shipping. Easy install. Makes the gas log so much more convenient, very happy with the product and the service.
    By Dee from Virginia on December 27, 2012
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    A Must Have for Fireplace
    A very simple off and on remote that makes turning the fireplace off and on very easy. I keep it on top of fireplace and it is nice not to have to stoop down and open the vent to turn on the gas logs.
    Pros
    • Easy to use!
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