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    Empire SR18T Infrared Vent-Free Gas Heater with Hydraulic Thermostat Controls - Propane

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    List Price: $609.99
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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
    • 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 18" W x 6 1/2" D
    • Minimum Clearances:
      • 36" from top
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    Product Details
    Manufacturer: Empire
    Part Number: SR18TLP
    eFireplaceStore Item Number: CUI-SR18TLP
    UPC: 720968361929

    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
    • 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 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).

    *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.

    Need a convenient, consistent, and efficient solution to a troublesome heating dilemma? Then maybe the SR18T Infrared Vent-Free Gas Heater from Empire is the answer. This heater requires no venting, and efficiently generates up to 18,000 BTUs of heat. You can mount it on a wall or set it on the floor. It operates entirely without electricity, functioning with either natural gas or propane. A 5-year limited warranty and 5-year limited labor warranty are included with this item.
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    Customer Questions & Answers
    10 Questions & 9 Answers
    Kicker
    from Crossville, TN asked:
    October 18, 2017
    What is a hydraulic thermostat?
    1 Answers
    A hydraulic thermostat is one wherein, instead of using a digital readout or reed switch to set an exact temperature, it utilizes a 5 position switch to adjust the heat settings and have the unit come on and off when it hits the appropriate temperature.
    Brennan W.
    on October 19, 2017

    Alen
    from MI asked:
    September 2, 2017
    I have a 12 x 11 foot shop with an 8 ft ceiling Can this still work without a chimney?
    1 Answers
    Yes, it can work.
    Owen
    on September 5, 2017

    Mark Wymer
    from Toledo,Ohio asked:
    December 19, 2016
    I would like to mount this within a fireplace where the logs would be. Is that possible?
    1 Answers
    You should not install the heater in this application as adequate airspace clearances will not be provided and this may prove to be quite hazardous.
    Will M.
    on December 20, 2016

    Keith
    from Durango, CO asked:
    November 17, 2016
    I have a 12" x 16" room that houses my solar batteries, and need to keep them at 55 degrees during the winter. The room is well insulated .Would this heater work? I'm at 9500 ft. elevation.

    Kevin
    from MS asked:
    December 10, 2015
    I'm looking for a heater much like this Empire SR18T infrared vent-free gas heater with hydraulic thermostat controls but with 2 plaques. Do you carry something like this?
    1 Answers
    Will M.
    on December 10, 2015

    Dan
    from Cape Cod, MA asked:
    November 7, 2015
    What is the hydraulic thermostat in this Empire SR18T infrared vent-free gas heater with hydraulic thermostat controls and how does it work?
    1 Answers
    A hydraulic thermostat is a type of thermal modulation device used by some gas space heaters. The thermostat works by utilizing a vial of expanding fluid to trip a switch. Adjusting the temperature controls on the unit adjusts the location of the switch contacts. When the fluid in the vial expands enough, due to the increase in room temperature, it will open the contacts on the switch and turn the unit off. Once the room temperature goes back down and the fluid in the vial cools enough, it will contract and allow the switch to close again, causing the heater to fire again.
    eFireplaceStore
    on November 9, 2015

    Angela
    from Newmarket, Ontario, CAN asked:
    March 28, 2015
    Why does this Empire gas heater not need a vent? Does that mean it doesn't need to be on an outside wall?
    1 Answers
    This unit does not need to be vented because it operates at a level of efficiency that puts out only water vapor and carbon dioxide during combustion. You would not need to mount this to an exterior wall.
    Brennan W.
    on March 30, 2015

    Bob
    from Santa Cruz County, CA asked:
    December 3, 2014
    I am looking fora wall heater for a 250 sq ft great room and a 100 sq ft bedroom. I like the look of the infrared models and like the fact that no vent is required. What would you recommend?
    1 Answers
    This particular model would be too large for your needs, unless the ceilings in the room are very high. The correct size unit to use would be the Empire SR10T Infrared Vent-Free Gas Heater with Hydraulic Thermostat Controls - Propane - SR-10TLP. The smaller space of the bedroom would require the Empire SR6 Infrared Vent-Free Gas Heater - Propane - SR-6LP. Both models have been produced by Empire for decades and are very reliable. Please keep in mind that vent free heaters are not technically allowed for use in California. If the installation is being inspected for code compliance, it may not pass.
    eFireplaceStore
    on December 3, 2014

    Tracy
    from Utah asked:
    May 26, 2014
    Will this unit work at high altitude such as 6100 ft? Also, I have a 350 gal propane tank that feeds my furnace with a pipe that I can branch off on. Would I still need to connect another regulator to this or should the one on the big tank suffice?
    1 Answers
    Vent free heaters work consistently at altitudes up to 4,500 feet. Between 4,500 and 7,500 feet, oxygen levels drop enough that the oxygen depletion pilot assembly can experience intermittent drop outs. The issue is not common, but it can be a nuisance when it does occur. Depending on the pressure level that the first regulator steps the output to, you may need a second regulator for this heater. The heater requires an input pressure between 11 and 13 inches of water column, with 13 inches being approximately 1/2 of a psi. If the first regulator steps pressure down to this level, another regulator will not be needed.
    eFireplaceStore
    on May 27, 2014

    Chuck
    from Rockland, MS asked:
    May 29, 2013
    Can I use this unit in my 40' x 10' mobile home? Will there be enough ventilation?
    1 Answers
    Based on the size of the mobile home, ventilation for this size of a heater should not be an issue. However, the heater cannot be the primary heat source for the mobile home. This restriction stands for all vent free appliances. It is recommended that you consult with your local code office as well, as they may have further guidelines regarding vent free heaters.
    Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional
    on May 29, 2013

    Customer Reviews
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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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