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    Empire Vail 26 Inch Vent-Free Gas Fireplace with Modulating Hydraulic Thermostat

    971.10
    List Price: $1,199.99
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    Product Details
    Manufacturer: Empire
    Part Numbers: VFD26FP20LN, VFD26FP20LP
    eFireplaceStore Item Number: CUI-VFD26FP20L
    UPCs: 720968991065, 720968991058

    Features

    • Compact design is ideal for small rooms and tight spaces
    • Realistic Flint Hill log set with glowing embers
    • Efficient Contour burner produces up to 20,000 BTUs
    • Built-in modulating hydraulic thermostat
    • Requires no venting
    • Comes with matte black hood, frame, and louvers
    • 5-year limited warranty
    Specifications:
    • Actual Dimensions: 26" W x 30 1/4" H x 13 1/8" D
    • Framing Dimensions: 30 1/2" W x 30 3/4" H x 13 1/4" D
    * Please Note: This item is a vent free appliance and installation of it may be prohibited in your jurisdiction. Customers are responsible for checking local codes and regulations prior to purchase.

    *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.

    WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

    This Vail 26 Inch Special Edition Vent-Free Gas Fireplace is truly an all-in-one solution for people with a little less room in their homes. The compact design of this fireplace is perfect for smaller rooms and tight spaces, the setup requires no bulky venting, and the efficient Contour burner cranks out up to 20,000 BTU's of power.

    This unit is also easy to install and features a built-in modulating hydraulic thermostat for easy operation. It includes a realistic Flint Hill log set with glowing embers and a matte black hood, frame, and louvers. You'd be hard-pressed to find an appliance with a more professional, more finished look.

    You can also count on the 5-year limited warranty that this fireplace includes. That adds long-term peace of mind to what is already an unbelievable home heating package.

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    Customer Questions & Answers
    12 Questions & 12 Answers
    Karen
    from UT asked:
    July 30, 2017
    Can the inside of the firebox be painted?
    1 Answer
    Yes, providing you use a high heat rated stove paint such as stove bright.
    Owen
    on July 31, 2017

    Gary
    from PA asked:
    March 11, 2017
    What square footage will this unit heat?
    1 Answer
    This unit is rated at 20K BTUs, so it will heat up to 100 Sq. Ft.
    Owen
    on March 13, 2017

    Mark
    from San Francisco, CA asked:
    December 15, 2016
    What is the thermal efficiency of unit?
    1 Answer
    Ventless hearth systems are 99% efficient as there is no heat loss.
    Will M.
    on December 15, 2016

    Billy
    from Danville, Va asked:
    October 9, 2016
    Can you install a blower on this model?
    1 Answer
    Yes. The optional blower is shown under "Popular Accessories for this Item." Please note that you will also need to purchase and install the Empire Wire Extension Kit for FBB4 Variable-Speed Blower.
    Will M.
    on October 10, 2016

    Keitha
    from CO asked:
    November 29, 2015
    Does this Empire Vail 26 inch vent-free gas fireplace with modulating hydraulic thermostat fit into the wall or can it be mounted on the wall?
    1 Answer
    This unit is designed to be built into the wall only. Framing dimensions for the installation are listed in the owner's manual located on the item page for this unit.
    eFireplaceStore
    on November 30, 2015

    Stacy
    from GA asked:
    September 16, 2015
    Does this Empire Vail 26 Inch vent-free gas fireplace require any electricity?
    1 Answer
    This fireplace does not require any external power source to operate. If you were to add the optional blower, 110V power would be necessary to operate the blower, but the fireplace would still operate and provide heat in the event of a power outage.
    Chris C.
    on September 17, 2015

    Tom
    from Warminster, PA asked:
    August 16, 2015
    What is a modulating hydraulic thermostat?
    1 Answer
    The hydraulic thermostat is located behind the lower louver assembly and allows you to have the unit come on and off to maintain a desired temperature.
    Brennan W.
    on August 17, 2015

    Ken
    from Colchester, VT asked:
    May 22, 2014
    Does this use propane or natural gas?
    1 Answer
    This unit is available in both fuel types. You will need to select the fuel type needed from the drop down selection box that is located just beneath the pricing information.
    eFireplaceStore
    on May 22, 2014

    Matt
    from Pine Hill, NJ asked:
    March 10, 2014
    Is there no option for a remote with this model?
    1 Answer
    The valve system that this unit utilizes does not allow the use of a remote control.
    Chris
    on March 10, 2014

    Jim
    from Thornwood, NY asked:
    November 13, 2013
    Can this unit be installed in a wall with an enclosure built outside?
    1 Answer
    Certainly. I recommend insulating the enclosure and lining the interior with either drywall or fiberboard to help in keeping cold air from bleeding through the fireplace and into the room when it is not in use.
    Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional
    on November 13, 2013

    Maggie
    from NJ asked:
    September 15, 2013
    Would this be able to be wall mounted or does it need the mantel?
    1 Answer
    This model can be framed into a wooden enclosure or installed inside a cabinet mantel, such as the Empire EMBF11S Standard Wooden Mantel Cabinet with Base.
    Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist
    on September 16, 2013

    Randolph J
    from Box Springs, GA asked:
    November 15, 2011
    On this unit will the flames touch the logs?
    1 Answer
    The flames on this unit will not touch the logs. This is to ensure complete combustion and prevent problems with carbon monoxide and soot. While some vent-free appliances may have minimal contract with flames and logs, the vast majority are going to avoid that altogether to prevent any potential issues with incomplete combustion.
    Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist
    on November 15, 2011

    Customer Reviews
    4.9
    14 Reviews
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    86% (12)
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    93% Recommend this product (13 of 14 responses)
    By Daniel from Beals, MI on July 4, 2017
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    A Great Addition to Our Home
    We recently purchased a ventless propane fireplace for our new sunroom so that we could enjoy it all year round. The Empire 26 was a great choice and looks great on the raised platform; we prepared to feature it as the focal point of the room. The only disappointments are that it was not equipped with a remote and the flame control level shows little difference from low to high, making the flame pretty much the same all the time. All in all, we are very happy with our purchase, the ease of the transaction, the speedy well-packaged shipping to the door, and the quality of the product.
    By JOE from dunnegan on May 16, 2017
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Best price online
    Very easy to install , plus the free shipping
    By Penny from NY on April 25, 2017
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Beautiful
    As always from this store, my 2nd fireplace is as great as my first for this house. My total purchases for 2 homes is 4. I'm very very satisfied with the fireplaces.
    ProsEasy installation. Customer service great. Whenever I needed assistance the help desk was there with the answers, including when I misplaced my instructions for programming, they walked me through it. Two of my friends have made purchases as well. They, too, are very pleased.
    ConsNone
    By Paul from VESTAVIA on January 4, 2017
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    A quality gas log fire place
    Easy to order from experienced technicians. Fed Ex delivery man was great. He delivered created box to carport to inspect, well packed,then helped my neighbor carry 200 lb. fire place inside house. Easy to put together. Recommend brick liner and remote. Technician will walk you through any questions. This fire pace is beautiful. The wood mantel and logs look great. I helped a friend buy a gas log insert in town at a local dealer and my fire place looks just as good as the $3,000 unit and easier to install. The Empire Vail 26" looks just like the picture but better in your own house. The gas logs look real and the flame is beautiful. The logs are 20" in the front and 16" in the back of the fire place. Rated five stars because it is.
    ProsEasy from the get go, to the end. The technicians are there for you if you need help.
    ConsNone
    By Michael from Keyport, NJ on March 2, 2016
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Exceptional Service
    Recently ordered a new gas vent-free fireplace for my kitchen. I did a lot of research and eFireplaceStore offered the greatest selection and prices. I placed my order on a Sunday and by Wednesday, 3 days later I had my new fireplace. The item was packed well and I had no problem assembling and installing the unit. I ordered a great amount of items online and sometimes companies can't promise what they say. eFireplaceStore delivered on all that they said they would. Great experience.
    By Jim from West Mifflin on January 7, 2016
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Good value
    Great service product arrived with in a week. Support team was excellent with help on installation
    ConsSmell from the gas
    By Carol from Las Vegas Nevada on January 17, 2015
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Great addition
    Am really enjoying my vent free fireplace. It was not difficult to put together although some of the directions were a little confusing. Puts out a great deal of heat, without a blower.
    By Eileen from Ramsey, NJ on December 10, 2014
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    looks good
    I did receive the fireplace earlier than expected that was good. Nothing was damaged. It works great. Finished product looks good.
    By Cindy S. from Indiana, United States on December 6, 2014
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    We love it!
    We have had the fireplace for a little over two weeks, and we absolutely love it. It was incredibly easy to install and set up. It easily and reliably turns on when the temperature changes. The fire is attractive and very, very warm while the top mantle stays cool. It is very attractive with nice details and decorative touches.
    ProsWell constructed. Attractive. Reliable. Warm!
    ConsNone that we can think of at this time.
    By Linda from Beech Island, SC on November 3, 2014
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Perfect addition!
    We bought this as a gift for my son's family. It was installed earlier this week and already in use. They love the fireplace. Not only is it beautiful but it is very functional. I am sure they will love it for many years to come. It arrived within a few days after it was ordered. We are 100% pleased with the whole process.
    By Kim from Pennsylvania on December 16, 2013
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Vent-Free Natural Gas Fireplace
    Very nice keeps the house nice & cozy
    ConsKind of expensive compared to other natural gas fireplaces
    By Dee from Virginia on December 27, 2012
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Heats Like Crazy
    After researching vent free gas fireplaces for a couple of months I chose this one. I wanted white and one that was not too big or too small and this is just the right size. I have a small 50 ish cottage and by the end of the day the low setting is heating the whole house. The electricity went out for about a hour and it sure was nice to have heat! I had professionals install it so I can't comment on that issue.
    ProsBeautiful, simple design and a nice size. It looks like a quality product that beongs in the house.
    ConsWould like the flame to be a bit higher sometimes but it really doesn't distract from pleasure.
    By BB from Manchester, Maryland on September 4, 2011
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Beautiful Fireplace
    We ordered this fireplace on line. It was a little scary with a large purchase as this. We had a perfect experience with delivery in 4 days, the entire order including thermostat was the right one for our fireplace thanks to the man who called us to tell me the correct one to order. (Tyler). We had it installed and are all set for the first frost in Maryland. Thanks efireplacestore. BB
    Prosvery impressive for the size, Nutmeg is a beautiful color.
    By Dawn from on December 23, 2010
    Review for
    This is the best part. Everything together in one piece. Beautiful product. Using it everyday. Heats the whole first floor of my house!
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