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    Empire SR18T Infrared Vent-Free Gas Heater with Hydraulic Thermostat Controls - Natural Gas - SR-18TNAT

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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: SR18TNAT
    eFireplaceStore Item Number: CUI-SR18TNAT
    UPC: 720968361912

    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.

    If you are tired of being cold each winter and want an easy and inexpensive solution, Empire's SR18T Infrared gas heater is something you should consider. It does not require venting and can be transported from room to room, wherever you need it. It can also be more permanent if you decide to mount it on the wall in a certain room. It does not use electricity, which will save you money on your electric bill. This natural gas heater has hydraulic thermostat controls and a standing pilot ignition system. Propane models are also available. It comes with an automatic shut-off and oxygen depletion sensor, which both add to the safety of the heater itself.
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    Customer Questions & Answers
    5 Questions & 5 Answers
    Robert Stearns
    from Wilsonville, OR asked:
    January 4, 2017
    Is this approved for commercial use?
    1 Answer
    Hearth Laws are constantly changing, I would check with your local code enforcement to verify that answer. I did provide the link to the manual with specifications and it is located below. https://lib.store.yahoo.net/lib/yhst-95622685483394/sr-101830t-3.pdf
    Chaz
    on January 5, 2017

    Bill
    from ID asked:
    June 30, 2016
    The room is 17' x 40' with a 12' ceiling. The ceiling was insulated to R48. The outside 40' wall is build in the side of a mountain and made of concrete. It is insulated on the outside between the concrete and the mountain with closed cell foam. The other 40' wall is an inside wall adjoining an existing room that is heated to 70 degrees. The two end walls are insulated with foam. We are in the Rocky Mountains of Idaho at 4,300 feet. The room is only exposed to wind on the 17' ends. Will the SR18T with blower be sufficient to heat the room?
    1 Answer
    The SR18T would indeed be sufficient to heat the space. It will run longer to heat the space initially, but the excellent insulation, and having only 2 exterior walls greatly help in allowing the use of the smaller model heater.
    Chris C.
    on June 30, 2016

    Philip
    from Buffalo, NY asked:
    March 16, 2015
    What is a Hydraulic Thermostat?
    1 Answer
    A hydraulic thermostat is a type of temperature control valve. The valve has an internal fluid vial that expands and contracts with temperature. When a desired temperature is selected, the unit will continue to burn until the fluid has expanded enough for the valve to be shut. Once the fluid contracts again, the valve will again reopen, allowing the unit to burn.
    eFireplaceStore
    on March 17, 2015

    Robert
    from Syracuse, NY asked:
    December 4, 2013
    My room is 12 feet x 22 feet with an 8 foot ceiling on concrete. Will the SR18T do the job? I am in Syracuse NY. I would prefer a high efficiency vented gas unit with a fan. Can you help me?
    1 Answer
    The SR18T is definitely large enough to heat the space that you have, however it is a vent free heater. A direct vent heater that will work in this space is the Empire DV215SG Direct Vent Gas Wall Furnace - Natural Gas - DV-215-SGNAT. A circulating fan can be added to increase efficiency, which is the Empire DVB-1 Automatic Gas Furnace Blower - For DV210SG and DV215SG Furnaces.
    Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional
    on December 4, 2013

    Chuck Swanson
    from Duluth , mn asked:
    November 27, 2011
    I have a ten year old sr18t and it shuts down after running for a short time. Do you know what part I need to replace?
    1 Answer
    For any vent free appliance, the first part that comes to mind as the potential cause of your complaint would be the ODS pilot assembly. For a natural gas SR18T, this would be part number R-6307. Of course, this is solely a guess and we recommend that any gas appliance be tested by a certified service technician. Before replacing any parts I would suggest that you fully clean the pilot assembly as blockages can often cause such outages. It may also be helpful to confirm that gas pressure to the heater is still adequate.
    Kevin E. - Fireplace Specialist
    on November 28, 2011

    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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