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    Empire SR18 Infrared Vent-Free Gas Heater with Manual Controls - Propane - SR-18LP

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    • Efficiently generates 18,000 BTUs of heat
    • Requires no venting
    • Can be mounted on a wall or sit on the floor
    • Runs entirely without electricity
    • Three manually-controlled heat settings
    • 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
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    Product Details
    Manufacturer: Empire
    Part Number: SR18LP
    eFireplaceStore Item Number: CUI-SR18LP
    UPC: 720968361820

    Features

    • Efficiently generates 18,000 BTUs of heat
    • Requires no venting
    • Can be mounted on a wall or sit on the floor
    • Runs entirely without electricity
    • Three manually-controlled heat settings
    • 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
      • 6" 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).

    Do you want a propane heater that is able to not only give to your family the heat that they need but also come equipped with the controls that you need to insure that it gives to you the best service all of the time? If so, then Empire has designed their SR18 Infrared Vent-Free Gas Heater with Manual Controls just for you. Once you have installed it, prepare to have a much warmer, cozier home during those long, cold winter days.
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    Customer Questions & Answers
    29 Questions & 28 Answers
    Henry
    from NC asked:
    November 13, 2017
    How can I determine the model number of my Empire gas wall heater?
    1 Answers
    There should be a plate attached to the unit or chained to the gas valve with this information printed.
    Brennan W.
    on November 14, 2017

    Bob
    from MI asked:
    October 4, 2017
    What size LP tank will I need to operate this product?
    1 Answers
    The size of the LP tank will be determined by the tank location and the tank location will be determined by both local and national code requirements, which is why this recommendation should really only be made by a licensed plumber or gas fitter. However, most hearth manufacturers will recommend a minimum tank size of 100 lbs., or so, but you could likely get away with using a smaller, 50 lb tank with this particular heater and not experience any outages.
    Will M.
    on October 4, 2017

    Darrel
    from PA asked:
    September 14, 2017
    Can you put this in a fireplace with legs on it?
    1 Answers
    No, it can not be installed in a close quarter location like alcoves or a fireplace.
    Owen
    on September 14, 2017

    Jane
    from Connelly Springs, NC asked:
    February 20, 2017
    Is this product made in America?
    1 Answers
    This item is manufactured in Belleville, Illinois; so yes, it is made right here in the USA.
    Sarah
    on February 20, 2017

    Reid Miller
    from Raleigh, NC asked:
    January 12, 2017
    Can an SR-18-4 be converted from natural gas to propane?
    1 Answers
    Unfortunately, as this unit is vent free, it can not be field converted.
    Brennan W.
    on January 12, 2017

    Velver Jean Gilmore
    from Dallas, TX asked:
    January 10, 2017
    Does the Empire SR18 run on natural gas?
    1 Answers
    The natural gas version of this heater can be found here.
    Brennan W.
    on January 11, 2017

    John Peters
    from Eureka, Montana asked:
    December 31, 2016
    My home is 2200 sq. ft. at 2700 ft. altitude. I'm replacing a pellet stove with propane and would like something that can vent horizontally out the side wall of the bottom floor through the existing stove vent. What do you suggest?
    2 Answers
    While all direct vent stoves may vent horizontally with a minimum rise, none will be compatible with any existing pellet stove (Type L) vent. Direct vent stoves will use coaxial (pipe within a pipe) venting with specific dimensions. As pellet stoves will normally use a single vent designed for only exhausting flue gases under positive pressure, the two vent systems will not be compatible. However, some pellet stoves are compatible with direct vent pipe. While the direct venting is not required, it is offered with some pellet stoves as a tested vent system for horizontal vent configurations. If this is what you have, we would need to know the brand and diameters of the existing direct vent system.
    Will M.
    on January 2, 2017
    While all direct vent stoves may vent horizontally with a minimum rise, none will be compatible with any existing pellet stove (Type L) vent. Direct vent stoves will use coaxial (pipe within a pipe) venting with specific dimensions. As pellet stoves will normally use a single vent designed for only exhausting flue gases under positive pressure, the two vent systems will not be compatible. However, some pellet stoves are compatible with direct vent pipe. While the direct venting is not required, it is offered with some pellet stoves as a tested vent system for horizontal vent configurations. If this is what you have, we would need to know the brand and diameters of the existing direct vent system.
    Will M.
    on January 2, 2017

    Jeff Funcan
    from Mayhill, NM asked:
    December 11, 2016
    We are at 6,800 ft elevation; can we make this propane option work at this elevation? If not, what models do you offer that will work at 6,800 ft? Size: 24" x 16", Well-Insulated Apartment and a 30,000 BTU for a 24' x 32' Garage (modestly insulated).
    1 Answers
    Unfortunately, no ventless heaters will operate well above 4500 ft. without frequent outages. The lack of oxygen in the air will trigger the ODS.
    Will M.
    on December 12, 2016

    Mary W. Garth
    from Fulks Run, VA asked:
    December 10, 2016
    What is the square footage an 18,000 BTU and a 30,000 BTU Empire propane infrared heater heat?
    1 Answers
    The 18,000 BTU heater is sufficient to heat 500 square feet on average, while the 30,000 BTU heater is able to handle 850 square feet.
    eFireplaceStore
    on December 12, 2016

    Don Tardy
    from Massachsetts asked:
    November 21, 2016
    Can this be operated from a 20 lb tank?

    Terry
    from Gray, Maine asked:
    November 15, 2016
    We would like this heater for a back up in Maine. If we are away and the electricity goes out we want to be able to set the heater to heat the house. Will we be able to set the temperature control and be 100% sure this will keep our basement with water heater, furnace, etc warm enough?

    Richard
    from New Jersey asked:
    November 13, 2016
    How many square feet is this heater rated for?

    Douglas
    from Fairview, UT asked:
    September 30, 2016
    Does the Empire SR18 Infrared Vent-Free Gas Heater operate well at high elevations? I am at 8,400 ft.
    1 Answers
    We do not advise using a vent free heater at any elevation over 6000 ft.
    Brennan W.
    on September 30, 2016

    David
    from Anderson, SC asked:
    August 24, 2016
    I am undecided between Manual and Thermostatic controlled heater. Is the Empire SR-18LP and others heaters made in USA?
    1 Answers
    The thermostatic controlled models are by far more popular as the built in thermostat maintains a preset temperature as opposed to the manual heaters which need to be turned on and off by hand. Empire's product line is both built and assembled in Illinois.
    Chris C.
    on August 24, 2016

    Geoffrey
    from Monticello, UT asked:
    June 12, 2016
    Do you have a natural gas ventless heater that operates at high altitude (7,200 feet)?
    1 Answers
    No ventless heater will operate at this altitude without having frequent outages.
    Will M.
    on June 13, 2016

    Wilbert
    from Jemez Pueblo, NM asked:
    December 21, 2015
    Can I run a 3/8 supply line from my 100lb propane tank to this Empire SR18 infrared vent-free gas heater with manual controls? Also, do I need to install a regulator from the tank and, if so, what size?
    1 Answers
    These are questions that need to be answered by your LP supplier as they will have to do with the tank placement and the existing appliances. Generally speaking, you will need a first and second stage regulator to step the highly pressurized tank pressure to below 1/2 PSI to install gas hearth appliances. Most regulators we offer simply take the 1/2 PSI pressure down to an optimum range for proper operation of the hearth.
    Will M.
    on December 22, 2015

    Dave
    from Sacramento, NM asked:
    November 28, 2015
    Will this Empire SR18 infrared vent-free gas heater with manual controls work at higher altitudes? I'm at 8100 ft.
    1 Answers
    Vent free appliances will not function at altitudes above 4500 ft.
    Will M.
    on November 30, 2015

    James
    from Glen Rose, TX asked:
    November 22, 2015
    Is this Empire SR18 infrared vent-free gas heater with manual controls made in the USA?
    1 Answers
    This model is manufactured by Empire Comfort in Belleville, Illinois.
    Will M.
    on November 23, 2015

    Brent
    from AZ asked:
    November 22, 2015
    What is the altitude rating for this Empire SR18 infrared vent-free gas heater with manual controls?
    1 Answers
    Like all vent free appliances, it can be installed at elevations up to 4500 ft. Above this, the air is too thin for any vent free appliance to operate without issues arising from a lack of oxygen.
    Will M.
    on November 23, 2015

    Jan
    from Medford, NY asked:
    October 3, 2015
    I presently have a 50 gallon tank of propane that delivers gas to my living room. Can I tap into that line and add this Empire SR18 infrared vent-free gas heater with manual controls to it?
    1 Answers
    Your propane supplier will need to offer further guidance, but I do not recommend using a 50 gallon propane tank for this appliance, especially if the tank is also being used by a separate appliance. When propane tanks are filled, they are not filled to capacity to allow for vaporization. Propane boils at -44 degrees, but the tank only absorbs heat through the "wetted" portion of the tank. As the outside temperature drops and the level of propane also decreases in the tank, your smaller tank will not be able to keep up with the BTU output of this heater.
    Will M.
    on October 5, 2015

    Terri
    from NM asked:
    September 21, 2015
    How many square feet can this Empire SR18 infrared vent-free gas heater with manual controls heat?
    1 Answers
    This unit heats approximately 630 square feet.
    Brennan W.
    on September 22, 2015

    Don
    from Cleveland, OH asked:
    September 19, 2015
    I want an Infrared Propane portable heater with an 115 VAC electric blower that sits on the floor and can be moved around. I would like to use a flexible hose to the heater from a 20 to 40 lb propane tank that will be outside the building to be heated. I am not interested in a thermostat, but would like manual heat settings from about 8000 BTU to 20,000 BTU. I'm replacing an existing heater with these features for an older gentleman that is somewhat inflexible in what he wants. It will be used to heat a shed for short periods, and then stored. Will the Empire SR18 with stand and blower work as a portable unit and sit on the floor?
    2 Answers
    The SR-18 heater will adjust between 6,700-18,000 BTU, depending on how many plaques are in operation. Please note that the use of flexible pipe would have to be approved with your local code office and this heater will use roughly .83 lbs of propane per hour, causing frequent shut down when used with a smaller tank. The supply line requirements can be found on page 7 of the installation manual. In addition, the blower will require 120v for operation. While the heater can mount on a stand, the blower would need a power supply nearby.
    Will M.
    on September 21, 2015
    The one that we bought is designed to be wall mounted but probably could be adapted to a portable stand. It is a good heater.
    Harold
    on September 22, 2015
    from Kalkaska, MI

    Ken
    from Lewisburg, PA asked:
    August 26, 2015
    I have a 100 pound tank for our gas fireplace which I plan to tap into for the gas supply to this Empire SR18 infrared vent-free gas heater with manual controls. I was told that the 100 pound tank has a pressure between 9 and 11 inches of water. Does this wall unit have its own gas pressure regulator that reduces the pressure down so it can be used as designed or do I need to add another regulator?
    1 Answers
    The heater does indeed have an inlet regulator that will aid in regulating gas pressure. Inlet pressure coming to the heater must be between 11 and 13 inches of water column.
    Brennan W.
    on August 26, 2015

    Harry
    from Athens, PA asked:
    August 26, 2014
    How much odor can I expect from the gas?
    1 Answers
    Vent free appliances should operate without excessive odors. However, there will inevitably be some odor associated with the burning unit. The amount of odor is purely subjective. A large quantity of customers notice no real odor at all, while others are sensitive to such smells and find them bothersome.
    Kevin E.
    on August 26, 2014

    Earl
    from Washington, NC asked:
    December 24, 2013
    How does the manual control work?
    1 Answers
    The manual control knob can be turned to one of three heat settings, allowing one, two, or all three burner plaques to light. The system is totally manual, so the knob will need to be turned down, if you require less heat. Output on the first setting is 6,700 BTUs. The second setting yields 12,000 BTUs. The third setting offers the full output of 18,000 BTUs.
    Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional
    on December 26, 2013

    donnie adams
    from Maryland asked:
    December 22, 2012
    Do I need a regulator on a propane tank? How do I purge the gas lines if I need a regulator?
    1 Answers
    This unit requires an input pressure between 11 and 13 inches of W.C. As such, a regulator will need to be used in order to prevent over-pressurization of the valve and possible damage. Most regulators will have a purge screw to allow removal of air from the line, but it is not always necessary to purge the line.
    Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional
    on December 23, 2012

    Manda
    from Kentucky asked:
    October 28, 2012
    My heater will not light most of the time, and when it does the pilot has a large yellow flame. Is there anyway to fix this?
    1 Answers
    This issue is commonly caused by a dirty or partially clogged pilot assembly. In order to clean the pilot, the nut that is threaded to the end of the pilot tube will need to be loosened and disconnected from the pilot assembly. The nut is approximately 2 inches down from the end of the pilot tube. The tube can then be cleaned out with compressed air and the nut re-tightened.
    Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional
    on October 29, 2012

    Bill
    from Midwest City, Okla. asked:
    November 4, 2011
    I have a Empire heater I bought without manual I would like to know if there is a way to tell if it is natural gas or propane gas?
    1 Answers
    The Empire heaters will come with a build tag attached to the left front, the right front, or the rear panel. This tag will have the type of fuel the heater needs to operate. Unfortunately, this is really the only way to tell, other than contacting the dealer or individual you purchased it from.
    Collin C.
    on November 4, 2011

    Bill
    October 17, 2011
    I am building a mountain cabin at 8,600 feet. Can this or another propane wall heater be used at this altitude?
    1 Answers
    This unit, along with our larger capacity models, can be used at high altitude without a problem. They will however, suffer a 6% loss in heating capacity per 1,000 feet of altitude past 4,500 feet. You may want to switch to a slightly larger unit if this will affect total heating capacity enough to make the current model inadequate.
    Customer Service
    on October 17, 2011

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    91% Recommend this product (20 of 22 responses)
    By Elizabeth from VT on April 25, 2017
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Great Product
    Easy to install. Heats up almost 1000 square feet. Easy to operate.
    By Nancy from Sedgwick, ME on April 5, 2017
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    The Right Heater for The Job
    Needed to heat my pottery studio in Maine. The website had good and accurate info. When I called with questions, the person I spoke with was willing and very able to answer them all. He helped me make the right choice. It arrived exactly when they said it would. It's doing a great job. I've been comfortably making pots, even though it's still snowing outside.
    By Roy from Greer, SC on December 28, 2016
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Easy controls
    Quick shipping, Easy to install, Heats very well, Used to heat about 600 sq.ft. area. Easy controls.
    By Barbara from Tonawanda on October 28, 2016
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Nice Heater
    This heater was delivered exactly when expected. It took my husband about a half hour to remove our old on and install this one. It warmed our basement up quickly! We are place very pleased with our purchase!
    Consnone
    By MARK from ROYERSFORD, PA on May 24, 2016
    GREAT HEATER
    HASSLE FREE SHOPPING! QUICK DELIVERY!
    ProsHAD ONE BEFORE AND LASTED 26 YEARS. TAKES THE CHILL OFF FAST.
    ConsNEW MODEL SETTING SWITCH DOES NOT FEEL AS SOLID AS OLD ONE.
    By David from AUGUSTA on February 20, 2016
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Purchase two of these outstanding Empire natural gas heaters
    I received two of these Empire natural gas heaters very quickly and well packed. I am very impress with these heaters. I now understand why these heaters cost a little more then all other heaters. The quality and performance of these Empire heaters is outstanding. I highly recommend Empire heaters to all who are looking for a top notch heater that will surpass all other heaters on the market. Good Job Empire.
    By Gary from Vestavia Hills, AL on February 2, 2016
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    exactly what I was looking for...
    needed a heat source for an add-on basement room and this heater and price fit the bill perfectly.
    By Tom from Reno NV on January 10, 2016
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Quality
    You do get what you pay for and this heater is a prime example. It replaces a cheap Chinese one that fell apart at the control knob due to cheap construction. Well pleased in this one
    ProsQuality
    By Dennis from QUINTON on January 7, 2016
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Great Heater
    Put this in our master bathroom works very well heating up bath and bedroom and the thermostat works well going on and off. A very nice heater for the price. We are thinking about buying more for the other rooms in our house one at a time.
    ProsThermostat settings, works well, great heater
    Consnone
    By Chuck from Salem, Illinois on December 1, 2015
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Great Heater Made In USA
    I have two of these heaters and have had excellent service from both of them! They truly are the best of the vent free heaters!
    By Michele from Wyandotte, MI on November 4, 2015
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Empire Infrared Heaters are the BEST
    This is our second Empire Heater and we love it. So easy to clean, and take care of. Quiet and does not have any odor at all.
    By Mark from Carson City, Nevada on October 1, 2015
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Wonderful
    Saves propane and battery... performs exactly as I hoped it would. I will be recommending this unit to friends with RVs
    By Steve from Penrose, Colorado on April 5, 2015
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    One of many purchased
    This is the latest one of many Empires I've purchased over the years for use in RVs and homes. I've never been disappointed with the performance or the even heat they provide. I've used several in high elevations without a glitch. I've recommended this heater to several friends and they're always as pleased as I have been with them. Great product!
    ProsBest reliable performance. Moist, even heat on demand. Quiet.
    ConsNONE
    By Harold Sheffer from Kalkaska, MI on March 12, 2015
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    SR-18LP Propane vent free heater
    The heater was packed well, arrived timely and worked perfectly as soon as we finished installation. It is a very good heater which we purchased because of our prior good experience with the empire brand heater.
    By Bt from Waverly, Ohio on January 31, 2015
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    None Better
    If this company's quality control stays on target then you will not find a better heating, longer lasting wall heater. I've heated my whole house "1700 sq. ft." exclusively. Built in the 70's as an all electric home, in weather to 10 below with a wind chill even lower. I use no other heat source, just one thermostat controlled 30,000 btu wall unit, placed in the middle of the house on an outside wall. I've done this for over 20 year, only having to replace the unit once in that time. This unit will last well past it's warranty time. I'm so confident in these units that I have bought a spare that I keep in storage. For as I've said: it is my only heat. Buy one, you'll not regret it...
    By Dave from North Carolina on January 14, 2015
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Next day shipment was amazing
    Ordering and Shipping: I ordered the SR10T unit at this store after trying to find it locally because of concerns of damage in shipment. In the end, I ordered on-line because of the competitive price and free shipping. I accepted the normal shipping terms at check-out and much to my surprise the unit was delivered the next day! Installation: I contracted with a local installer to run the pipes and install the unit on the wall in my basement. They were able to do all of this in about 2 hours time. (it was a very short run to connect to the natural gas source) It only took 20-30 minutes to actually hang the heater on the wall with the 4 "drywall" bolts. Experience after 2 months of actual use: We are heating about 200 square feet in our finished basement room. Sometimes we open up a second room which adds about 50 more square feet. The SR10T is more than adequate for the space we're using it for. We are very pleased with the unit so far and feel secure that we have a secondary heating source should we loose electric power.
    Pros1. Unit is constructed from quality materials and is small enough that it doesn't detract too much from the room decor. 2. Simple to operate. (Pilot mode, Off mode, 1-5 temperature range setting) 3. Easy wall mounting installation. 4. Reliable secondary heat source in the event that first heat source is not available(power outage, etc...)
    ConsThis is not a big deal but it is necessary to hold the Pilot knob down for 60 seconds when first starting up the unit. It would be nice it one could simply hold the Pilot knob down, press the "lighter" button and then immediately set the desired temperature range(1-5). (not a big deal, but a "nice-to-have")
    By Dennie from Virginia on November 13, 2014
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Finally warm
    I am in a two bedroom 1320 sq ft SW Va . The heater is downstairs and even on lowest setting the upstairs is warm. Got it for emergencies but found it is awesome for everyday use. Heat pump just doesn't do it. I recommend Empire because it is made in the USA. Before bringing a gas heater into my home I searched for what I believe to be the safest I chose Empire. As you can see my Chihuahua enjoys the heater as well. I ordered this heater on a Sunday evening and it was at my door he next evening. I purchased from this seller due to price and shipping. Wow awesome choice!
    ProsMade in USA Warranty Quiet. Heated the room without the noise of a fan
    ConsI didn't buy sooner
    By Steve from Central Michigan on October 30, 2014
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Great Product 20 years no trouble!
    I have been using this product in my cabin for 20 years and just now need to clean it! Great product buy this one and not the Junk sold by Home Depot, Lowes or Northern tool. This one is worth every penny!
    By John Mayo from Marietta, Ga. on March 4, 2012
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Just what my cold bathroom needed
    The item was shipped in a timely manner and was as advertised. I had to deal with customer service a number times to resolve a stolen UPS shipment, but it was resolved to my satisfaction. I would recommend this vendor.
    By Ervin from North Carolina on February 26, 2012
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Great Gas Heater
    Installed this heater in our living room and it heats the entire downstairs of our house. Easy to install and looks great in our house. Very economical to operate.
    ProsEasy to operate. Uses very little gas.
    By LINDA. TOMBSTONE AZ from on March 3, 2011
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    I AM THRILLED WITH MY NEW EMPIRE SR18 INFRARED HEATER. DOES WHAT ITS SUPPOSED TO DO.
    By Virginia Taylor from Wisconsin on March 25, 2009
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Does the Job Well
    Everyone in my family has fallen in love with this heater and the job that it does. However, in order for it to do the job most effectively, it requires use of the optional blower.
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