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    Empire Vail 20,000 BTU Vent-Free Propane Fireplace - 26" - VFD-26-FP30LLP

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    List Price: $1,199.99
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    • 26" gas fireplace with realistic Flint Hill log set and 20,000 BTU contour burner
    • Includes matte black hood, frame, and slat louvers
    • Requires no venting
    • Equipped with remote-ready millivolt controls
    • Reliable standing/piezo ignitor
    • Easy and rapid installation
    • Natural gas and propane models available
    • Specifications: 30 1/4" H x 26" W x 13 1/8" D
    • Framing Dimensions: 30 3/4" H x 30 1/2" W x 13 1/4" D
    • 5-year limited warranty
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    Product Details
    Manufacturer: Empire
    Part Number: VFD26FP30LP
    eFireplaceStore Item Number: CUI-VFD26FP30LP
    UPC: 720968991034

    Features

    • 26" gas fireplace with realistic Flint Hill log set and 20,000 BTU contour burner
    • Includes matte black hood, frame, and slat louvers
    • Requires no venting
    • Equipped with remote-ready millivolt controls
    • Reliable standing/piezo ignitor
    • Easy and rapid installation
    • Natural gas and propane models available
    • Specifications: 30 1/4" H x 26" W x 13 1/8" D
    • Framing Dimensions: 30 3/4" H x 30 1/2" W x 13 1/4" D
    • 5-year limited warranty
    * 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.

    Vent free fireplaces offer quick installation because no chimney or direct vent is required. This model uses a burner that produces 20,000 BTU and a Flint Hill log set to create a lovely fire that will also serve as an accessory heater. The unit comes with a matte black hood, frame, and slat louvers. It is outfitted with remote-ready Millivolt controls (remote purchased separately) and a reliable standing/Piezo ignitor. Both natural gas and propane models are available. The unit's dimensions are 30 1/4" H x 26" W x 13 1/8" D and it requires framing dimensions of 30 3/4" H x 30 1/2" W x 13 1/4" D. A 5-year limited warranty applies.
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    Customer Questions & Answers
    9 Questions & 10 Answers
    Brynne Cummings
    from Putnam, CT asked:
    January 13, 2017
    Can this run without electricity? Is it appropriate for a 942 square foot home? How much space does it take up when installed on a wall?
    2 Answers
    This can indeed be operated without electricity. It can heat an average of 600 square feet, and its framing dimensions are 30 3/4" H x 30 1/2" W x 13 1/4" D.
    Brennan W.
    on January 13, 2017
    This model features a standing pilot, so it will indeed operate without electricity. With standard 8' ceilings a 942 square foot home would require approximately 32,970 Btus. To get an idea of the space this model will take up when installed in a projected installation on a wall, please view page 6 of this installation manual.
    Will M.
    on January 13, 2017

    Ed
    from Gouldsboro, PA asked:
    September 28, 2015
    Does this Empire Vail 20,000 BTU vent-free propane fireplace have a thermostat?
    1 Answers
    There is no thermostat included with this fireplace, but you can purchase an optional wall thermostat or hand-held thermostat remote as shown in the "Popular Accessories for this Item" section below the main photo on this page.
    Tyler M.
    on September 28, 2015

    Lee
    from Peebles, OH asked:
    March 22, 2015
    Does this LP vent free fireplace start when the electricity is out? Is there a remote control or some kind of clicker? Where does the LP pipe connect to this fireplace. Should I bring it through the floor or through the wall? How far out/up from the floor or the wall do I have to bring in the LP line?
    1 Answers
    This model utilizes a small standing pilot assembly and does not require any outside power for normal operation. It can be used as a backup heat source during a power outage. The unit can be manually controlled or a battery operated remote can be used, such as the Empire Battery-Operated Remote Control - FRBC. The gas line can be routed through the wall or floor on the right side of the unit, as you face it. The line should be 7 1/2 inches back inside the framed opening.
    eFireplaceStore
    on March 23, 2015

    John
    from Tuscumbia, AL asked:
    January 6, 2015
    I have a wooden frame with light weight rock on the outside. The opening for the insert is 34"W x 29"H x 24"D and 18" from the top of the opening to the top of the fireplace. I have a TV that sits on top of it. Would this fireplace work for me?
    1 Answers
    This unit would indeed work just fine with the space you have there. My only concern would be the proximity between the planned fireplace and the TV. The unit does include a hood. But, it would be advisable to install a small mantel shelf perhaps at 12" above the top of the fireplace frame to help deflect heat out and away from the TV.
    Kevin E.
    on January 6, 2015

    Ken
    from Poplar Bluff, MO asked:
    June 21, 2014
    We have a ventless propane fireplace very similar to this and have never been able to use it because of the strong odor it emits. Does this fireplace have a strong odor when it is in use? The one we have does not have a thermostat on the wall either. The flame is adjusted inside the unit. Should we continue with a ventless unit?
    1 Answers
    Vent free fireplaces are not for everyone. The odds are that if you can smell the unit you currently have, any other vent free fireplace will have the same results. Vent free fireplaces do release some byproducts, particularly from the odorant used in both natural and LP gases. While some people cannot readily detect the smell, others can pick it up easily. It may be a better option to swap your current unit for a direct vent model. While not quite as efficient, they come close to the same level of output and are completely sealed from the room, using only outside air for combustion. If you would like to provide the size of the room you are interested in heating, I will be happy to recommend a unit for your needs.
    eFireplaceStore
    on June 23, 2014

    Dennis
    from Savannah, GA asked:
    April 21, 2013
    Does this model have a variable output feature ?
    1 Answers
    This item does indeed have the ability to vary the flame height by 50%, via a manual adjustment on the gas valve for the fireplace.
    Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional
    on April 22, 2013

    Art Heinz
    from Kentucky asked:
    January 2, 2013
    Does this come with some sort of trip kit to cover the space between the unit and a mantel surround?
    1 Answers
    This fireplace does not come with a trim kit, but you can see a few different available options for one in the "Accessories" tab above.
    Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist
    on January 2, 2013

    carmen
    from Roseburg, OR asked:
    November 10, 2012
    Does this unit have a glass front or a metal mesh screen?
    1 Answers
    This unit, as do most other vent-free fireplaces, has a fixed mesh safety screen. The screen is easily removable for periodic servicing of the pilot assembly.
    Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional
    on November 12, 2012

    Julie Hair
    from Brooklyn, NY asked:
    February 7, 2012
    Do I need an enclosure for this fireplace? Or can I just put it on the floor?
    1 Answers
    An enclosure is not required for this unit, and it can be put on your floor, as long as you do not place it directly on carpet. You may be interested in either of the accompanying cabinet mantels that Empire makes for this unit. Please see them here: Empire EMBF11S Standard Wooden Mantel Cabinet with Base - For 26 Inch Vail Fireplaces Empire EMBC11S Corner Wooden Mantel Cabinet with Base - For 26 Inch Vail Fireplaces
    Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist
    on February 7, 2012

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    By Sharon from PA on December 10, 2012
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
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    We are pleased with the look and the efficient performance of this fireplace
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