33 Questions &
from CT asked:
October 31, 2017
Is this unit propane and does it have a blower?
This item is a vent-free firebox only and does not include a burner or log set. You can use any ventless gas log set inside this box that will fit. This box does offer an optional blower that must be purchased separately, however.
on October 31, 2017
from Bismarck, AR asked:
October 21, 2017
Do you have to use the brick liners with this or can it be used without them?
Using them is recommended.
from Atlanta, GA asked:
September 15, 2017
Can you use the brass louvered hood on this fireplace?
The louvers and the hood are different items; you can get the brass finish 2" hood, as listed in the popular accessories for this item. That finish is unavailable for the 4" hood, unfortunately.
on September 15, 2017
from Waterford, PA asked:
February 12, 2017
What other accessories will I need with this fireplace? Can a blower be installed in it? Will it work with propane?
Please note that this is simply a firebox, meaning that this will not include a gas log set and a natural gas or propane ventless log set will need to be purchased separately. The optional Empire FBB-5 Automatic Single-Speed Blower - For Breckenridge Fireboxes
may indeed be installed and the remaining accessories are shown under "Popular Accessories for this Item" on the product page.
on February 13, 2017
from Fernandina Beach, FL asked:
January 23, 2017
Does this firebox have a Florida approval code?
I recommend contacting local code enforcement for specific requirements for installing a firebox for separately purchased ventless gas logs. This item is listed to ANSI Z21.91 "Ventless Fireplace Enclosures for Gas Fired
Decorative Type Unvented Room Heaters." We are unaware of any additional requirements for the state of Florida.
on January 24, 2017
from Granite Falls, NC asked:
January 9, 2017
Can this item be used with propane gas?
from email@example.com asked:
December 28, 2016
Is the blower assembly available for this unit? My owners manual and installation instructions list a blower model # R7731.
While there is a blower available for this model, please confirm the model number for your firebox/fireplace as part number R7731 is identified as only a "blower motor." We will need to confirm that we are recommending the correct blower.
on December 29, 2016
from Massillon, Ohio asked:
December 17, 2016
Can a vent-free flush gas box be modified to burn wood, if I add a vent to the top?
Unfortunately, it is not possible to convert a vent free unit into one that could burn wood.
on December 19, 2016
from Sabattus, ME asked:
December 3, 2016
What size room would this heat?
The heating capability will depend on the BTU output of the log set installed into the firebox.
on December 5, 2016
from Atlanta, GA asked:
March 18, 2016
Does this come with a mesh screen? Can I add a door to this Empire firebox? If so, do I need a trim kit too?
from Atlanta, GA asked:
March 15, 2016
This product indicates that no liner is included. What is the interior made of and what does it look like?
Without the decorative ceramic liner panels, the interior is simply matte black painted steel.
on March 15, 2016
from Tucson, AZ asked:
January 24, 2016
Does this Empire firebox come with a glass door? If not, can a glass door be added?
This unit does not come with a glass door, nor can one be added, as the front must be kept open to allow for the exhaust and intake of gases and air.
on January 25, 2016
from Gansevoot, NY asked:
January 22, 2016
I currently have a Ritetemp 30,000 BTU free standing vent-free gas fireplace. The pilot keeps clicking off and I figured that I need to replace it after twelve years of use. Can you explain how this flush backing would be different for me, and is it difficult to attach to the wall?
"Flush-face," also referred to as "smooth face" and "radiant" fireboxes and fireplaces will have a smooth front, as opposed to the louvered openings commonly found on fireplaces and fireboxes that offer optional blowers.
on January 22, 2016
from San Diego, CA asked:
December 27, 2015
What fan kit should I order with this Empire Breckenridge VFD32FBOF Deluxe vent-free flush gas firebox?
on December 28, 2015
from Roanoke, VA asked:
November 6, 2015
Does this Empire Breckenridge VFD32FBOF Deluxe vent-free flush gas firebox include a ceramic or refractory liner?
This firebox does not include liners as standard. However, ceramic fiber liners are available under the accessories section on the item page. We do offer this same firebox with a refractory liner standard which may be seen here
on November 6, 2015
from St. Petersburg, FL asked:
November 3, 2015
What are the dimensions of this Empire Breckenridge VFD32FBOF Deluxe vent-free flush gas firebox fireplace opening?
This unit's opening is 31" wide and 22 1/4" high.
on November 3, 2015
from Lynchburg, VA asked:
October 27, 2015
Will an Evergreen propane gas log set (EWPO18R-EWPO2430NM) fit into this Empire Breckenridge VFD-32-FB0-F Deluxe vent-free flush gas firebox?
The log set you have chosen will install safely in this firebox.
on October 27, 2015
from Chicago, IL asked:
October 24, 2015
I see that this Empire Breckenridge VFD32FBOF Deluxe vent-free flush gas firebox does not have a liner included. Is a liner required when using the fireplace?
Decorative liners with gas fireboxes are not required for operation.
on October 26, 2015
from Nashville, TN asked:
October 21, 2015
Will this Empire Breckenridge VFD32FBOF Deluxe vent-free flush gas firebox fit in a rough framing area of 29 inches high x 37 inches wide x 24 inches deep? Would this also work with a propane tank? What additional items would I need to purchase beyond this item?
The framing dimensions of this fireplace are 33 3/4" H x 35 1/2" W x 16 1/4" D. This unit does not come with a log set, so in order to utilize a propane tank (minimum 100lbs), you will need to purchase a propane vent free log set.
on October 22, 2015
from NJ asked:
October 3, 2015
Does this Empire Breckenridge VFD32FBOF Deluxe vent-free flush gas firebox include the gas log set?
This firebox does not include a log set.
on October 5, 2015
from Argyle, TX asked:
September 22, 2015
Can I use this Empire Breckenridge VFD32FBOF Deluxe vent-free flush gas firebox under an outdoor covered patio in a corner?
Whether the patio is covered or not, any hearth appliance installed with no shield from outside air and outside of the interior portion of the home must be listed for outdoor use. These products are constructed of corrosion-resistant stainless steel and can be found here.
on September 23, 2015
Nicolette and Tim
from Bowie, TX asked:
March 29, 2015
Since this gas firebox is a ventless system, how are there no omissions from the fuel being burned if it is ventless?
Vent free appliances burn at a high enough efficiency (almost 100%) that the unit only puts off water vapor and carbon dioxide during combustion. The only thing that is put off aside from those two are the chemical additive that is used in natural gas and propane to give them their smell. Because of this, there can be a slight odor, but this is mostly only noticeable to people with bad allergies and sensitive noses.
on March 30, 2015
from Brookly,n CT asked:
February 27, 2015
Does this firebox come with a brick liner?
This particular model does not come with a liner as standard. However, any of the accessory liners listed under the "Accessories" tab will work for this unit.
on February 27, 2015
from Austin, TX asked:
February 1, 2015
Does this unit have any glass on the front of it or is it completely open were there is nothing separating you from the flames?
Most vent free fireboxes do not use glass across the front, instead using a solid mesh screen or mesh pull screens. This model utilizes the mesh pull screens for safety.
on February 2, 2015
from AL asked:
December 30, 2014
I have a bricked fireplace opening that is 35 inches wide and 36 1/4 inches tall. What type of firebox would you recommend? My opening is also set in so would I need to buy a trim kit? I would also like a firebox that can have a blower installed. What would you suggest?
from CA asked:
November 10, 2014
Can this box be used with gel fuel?
It can indeed. The box is capable of being used with a gas log set, ethanol burner, or gel fuel.
on November 11, 2014
from Phoenix, AZ asked:
October 5, 2014
What all do I need to order with this firebox? Do I need a blower and screen?
This particular item is only a firebox. It does not include the log set and burner assembly pictured. It can accept most 24" vent free gas logs. As this unit is a flush face firebox, it cannot accept a blower. For a complete package, you may be interested in our Empire Vail Fireplace
. As a general rule, fireplaces will include the gas log assemblies while fireboxes need these to be added.
on October 6, 2014
from Blackwood, NJ asked:
July 16, 2014
I have purchased this firebox. I would like to cover the front of the firebox so that all of the black metal on the front is covered with brick. I have found a 1/2" thick brick that I would like to use and incorporate into the firebox surround. This is specifically a hand-made brick (noncombustible) that I want to use as a small hearth on the floor, in addition to the fireplace surround.
If I can use this brick, will a typical brick mortar adhere the brick to the metal firebox?
The description of the brick does make it seem compatible for your intended application. I recommend using a high temperature rated construction adhesive to secure the brick to the surround. Liquid Nails makes an adhesive with a high temp rating that will not shrink or crack like common mortar can. The mortar used to finish in between the bricks is not as susceptible to this issue, since it is not in direct contact with the chassis.
on July 16, 2014
from Boston, MA asked:
May 28, 2013
Are there glass doors that can be added to this fireplace?
Because this unit performs all of its air interchange directly through the opening, glass doors are not manufactured for it. However, optional screen doors are available that add to the safety of the unit. The screen doors and the required mounting frame can be seen under the accessories tab on the item page.
Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional
on May 28, 2013
from Lincoln, RI asked:
May 20, 2013
Can this be installed directly to standard 2x4 framing? Where can I get the logs I need?
Yes, please see the framing information for this firebox on page 5 of the owner's manual
. Please be sure to check the specs for the VFD32FB. This 32" firebox can accept most 24" ventless gas log sets, and you can see our full selection below:
Ventless Gas Logs
Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist
on May 21, 2013
from Pittsburgh, PA asked:
December 27, 2012
I have an entertainment unit that has an opening in the center that would fit a firebox; there are shelves on each side and one above where we put pictures. Do you see any problems with installing this fireplace on it?
This unit could theoretically be installed into a entertainment unit or cabinet surround, as long as the unit meets the framing dimensions that are required for the fireplace to be built in. The unit would also need to meet the clearance requirements that are outlined for mantel projections, meaning that no shelf could extend further out than what is outlined on Page 4 of the owner's manual.
Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional
on December 27, 2012
from Lexington, NC asked:
October 23, 2012
Can fyre stones, glass and a linear burner be used with the Breckenridge deluxe vent free firebox?
The Breckenridge box is designed to accept any appropriately sized vent-free gas appliance. Whether it be a log set or a glass unit, a 24" set would be recommended.
Kevin E. - Fireplace Specialist
on October 24, 2012
from Orlando asked:
October 17, 2012
I have 24-inch gel fuel logs. Can I use them with this firebox?
This firebox has a 31" opening width, 29" rear width and a depth of 17 7/16". If your log set is a vent-free appliance and it can fit within these dimensions, it can be installed inside this vent-free firebox.
Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist
on October 17, 2012