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    Empire Battery-Operated Remote with Thermostat Control - FRBTC

    List Price: $299.99
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    Product Details
    Manufacturer: Empire
    Part Number: FRBTC
    eFireplaceStore Item Number: CUI-FRBTC
    UPC: 720968472403


    • Battery-operated remote control for Empire remote-ready appliances
    • Turns heater on and off and adjusts thermostat
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    What can be better than relaxing in front of a warm fire, enjoying its dancing flames? Perhaps you'll agree that being able to adjust that fire without having to get out of your chair is just the thing. Designed to work with Empire remote-ready appliances, this battery operated remote is ready to operate your fireplace, stove, or insert without you taking a step. The remote has the ability to turn appliances on and off, as well as adjust the thermostat.
    Customer Questions & Answers
    16 Questions & 16 Answers
    from Michigan asked:
    November 27, 2019
    Would this work with DVCD36FP70?
    1 Answer
    This would definitely work with the DVCD36FP70 model. 
    Submitted by: Will M. on November 29, 2019

    Laura D.
    from Asheville, NC asked:
    November 2, 2019
    Will this work with stove model VFF30CC30WN-1?
    1 Answer
    We cannot find a match for this stove model number, but it appears to indicate a millivolt gas valve, which would be compatible with this remote.
    Submitted by: Tyler M. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on November 4, 2019

    Keith G.
    from Clearfield, PA asked:
    November 1, 2019
    Having trouble getting remote to work with my Empire Tahoe Deluxe 18,000 BYU fireplace with blower. Fireplace working fine manually.  Should settings on rocker switch be at on, off, or remote? Should off/on switch be at on, off, or pilot?

    1 Answer
    The rocker switch should be in the "Off" position, the remote receiver should be in the "Remote" position.  Please make sure the pilot light is lit before trying again.
    Submitted by: Tyler M. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on November 1, 2019

    K. Getz
    from Clinton Co. PA. asked:
    September 24, 2019
    Will this remote work on stove model CIVF-25-2?
    1 Answer
    Yes. The FRBTC remote is a listed accessory for this stove model.
    Submitted by: Cortney O. on September 24, 2019

    from Cambridge, MD asked:
    October 24, 2018
    WIll this work with Empire model: DVP30CC30BP-2 ?
    1 Answer
    Yes, it will.
    Submitted by: Owen O. on October 24, 2018

    Jeffrey J
    from Chesterfield, Mi asked:
    June 13, 2018
    Will this remote work with model dvd36fp30n-2
    1 Answer
    Yes, this fireplace is compatible with your model.
    Submitted by: Tyler M. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on June 13, 2018

    from Wytheville, VA asked:
    April 15, 2018
    Will this work with an Empire model VFSV-3004?
    1 Answer
    This would indeed be an appropriate remote for your burner.
    Submitted by: Brennan W. on April 16, 2018

    from Chicago, IL asked:
    December 19, 2017
    To what extent is the thermostat controlled with this remote?
    1 Answer
    The thermostat allows you to set a temperature and have the unit come on and off based on that temperature. The temperatures available range from 45 degrees to 99 degrees.
    Submitted by: Brennan W. on December 20, 2017

    from Scellsburg, PA asked:
    December 17, 2017
    Is this the replacement remote needed for an Empire VFSR-24C-1?
    1 Answer
    The remote you referenced is listed as a compatible remote in the manual for the VFSR-24C-1.
    Submitted by: Kelsey C. on December 18, 2017

    from De Soto, MO asked:
    December 12, 2017
    Is this remote control compatible with your Item #CUI-VFDR18LBP, 18" ventless propane gas log set?
    1 Answer
    Yes, that is the correct remote.
    Submitted by: Owen on December 13, 2017

    from Monterey, VA asked:
    November 19, 2017
    I have an Empire Heritage Direct Vent Stove, model DVP30CA30MP-2. Is this the proper model to control my temperature remotely with a thermostat? Does the unit include everything to complete installation, eg. receiver, etc.? Is professional installation required (seems to be the case...)? Thank you.
    1 Answer
    This is indeed the correct thermostatic remote for your unit. It will include the remote and receiver required for installation and I would suggest having a professional wire the remote to your gas valve.
    Submitted by: Brennan W. on November 19, 2017

    from Randolph, VT asked:
    February 11, 2017
    Is this compatible with an empire CIBV-30-2 ?
    1 Answer
    This remote may indeed be used with the CIBV-30.
    Submitted by: Will M. on February 13, 2017

    from Winchester, VA asked:
    January 10, 2016
    Will this Empire battery-operate remote with thermostat control work with my White Mountain Hearth Empire Comfort Systems vFP32FP30 fireplace?
    1 Answer
    This will most certainly work with your Empire Vail 32" fireplace.
    Submitted by: Will M. on January 11, 2016

    from AL asked:
    November 18, 2014
    Does the switch on the stove itself have to be in the remote position for the remote controlled thermostat to work properly?
    1 Answer
    It does indeed. By switching the unit to this position, the unit will look to the remote receiver to complete the circuit and activate the stove.
    Submitted by: eFireplaceStore on November 18, 2014

    from Chicago, IL asked:
    February 17, 2014
    Can this remote adjust the flame output of the fireplace?
    1 Answer
    No, this remote features on/off and thermostat controls that will simply turn the burner on or off based on your command or the pre-set temperature. A fireplace or gas log set needs a modulating valve in order to have flame-height adjustment functionality, whereas this remote is for a standard millivolt valve with no such feature.
    Submitted by: Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on February 17, 2014

    Tony G
    from Chicago asked:
    November 15, 2012
    What is the effective range (in feet) is for good operation?
    1 Answer
    Effective range for the remote to accurate send and receive is 25 feet. Any further distance can result in intermittent operation.
    Submitted by: Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on November 15, 2012

    Customer Reviews
    8 Reviews
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    100% Recommend this product (8 of 8 responses)
    By West S. from Northern Michigan on June 6, 2019
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    It's handy.
    Set up was pretty straight forward. Temperature fluctuates 5-7 degrees in auto-mode. It is also sensitive to the surface that you set the remote on - hard vs. soft.
    ConsPoor temperature control.
    By Rich D. from Sussex, NJ on December 6, 2017
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Excellent Option
    Handy Option
    By Allan from NV on July 28, 2017
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Handy little indulgence for our new fireplace!
    By Jeffrey from Westerville, Ohio on December 26, 2016
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    No muss and no fuss!
    It doesn't get any easier than this! Push a button and there's fire, push a button and it's off. We haven't used the thermostatic function as yet but so far it works well in the On/Off mode.
    ProsNo fooling around with lighting the fireplace, just push a button on the remote. Easy for my wife to use.
    ConsIt seems a bit pricey for the convenience but if it holds up, it's probably worth it.
    By Edward from MONESSEN on December 20, 2016
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Best investment I ever made
    Keeps me warm and does not over heat me!
    By Michele from Danbury on February 23, 2016
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Great Remote
    Easy on and off and thermostat control. Works great.
    By JIm from MEDFORD on November 11, 2015
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Empire remote
    Great addition to the fireplace. Makes the start up a lot easier. I would recommend
    By Jeff from New Galilee, PA on April 18, 2015
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Perfect Solution
    This was easy to install (under 5 minutes) and works exacty like it should. We needed a thermostat for the freestanding gas fireplace in our office to control the temp. This works awesome!

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