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    Empire Medium Innsbrook Vent-Free Gas Fireplace Insert with Built-In Thermostat

    1,358.10
    List Price: $1,669.99
    Sale Price: $1,358.10
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    • Simple, classic style
    • Can be installed as a zero-clearance fireplace or as an insert in an existing fireplace
    • Realistic hand-painted ceramic fiber logs
    • 99% efficient Slope Glaze Burner produces up to 28,000 BTUs
    • Ultra-quiet variable speed blower
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    The decorative surround is required to conceal the space between the outer edges of the insert and the inner edges of the fireplace opening.
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    • Product Features
      • Traditional cast iron surround for Medium Innsbrook fireplaces
      • Rich black finish
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    Product Details
    Manufacturer: Empire
    Part Number: VFP28IN23LN
    eFireplaceStore Item Number: CUI-VFP28IN23L
    UPC: 720968983756

    Features

    • Simple, classic style
    • Can be installed as a zero-clearance fireplace or as an insert in an existing fireplace
    • Realistic hand-painted ceramic fiber logs
    • 99% efficient Slope Glaze Burner produces up to 28,000 BTUs
    • Ultra-quiet variable speed blower
    • Can operate without electricity
    • Built-in thermostat provides precise temperature control
    • Oxygen Depletion Sensor automatically shuts off burner if oxygen levels become too low
    • Included banded brick liner gives your firebox a traditional masonry look
    • 5-year limited warranty
    Specifications:
    • Actual Dimensions: 30" W x 22 1/2" H x 16 7/8" D
    • Minimum Fireplace Opening: 30 3/4" W x 21 1/2" H x 14 1/4" D
    • Surround Dimensions:
      • 6 x 3 Contemporary Steel: 37" W x 28 5/8" H x 1 1/2" D
      • 6 x 6 Contemporary Steel: 43" W x 28 5/8" H x 1 1/2" D
      • Traditional Cast Iron: 42 7/8" W x 29 7/8" H x 2 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.

    Prop 65 Warning WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

    The only thing you need to in order to pick out this Medium Innsbrook Vent-Free Gas Fireplace Insert is a desire to get the absolute best heating appliance you can get for your money. Here are a few features this classically-styled insert can bring to your home that other inserts can't match.

    First of all, this versatile unit can be installed as a zero-clearance fireplace or as an insert in your existing fireplace. The realistic hand-painted ceramic fiber logs create a great look in the hearth while the extremely efficient Slope Glaze burner cranks out up to 28,000 BTU's. You'll get the included ultra-quiet, variable speed blower, a built-in thermostat for precise temperature control, and a brick liner that provides a traditional masonry appearance.

    Besides the bells and whistles, though, this insert also comes with an Oxygen Depletion Sensor to prevent accidents during operation and a 5-year limited warranty for long-term peace of mind. Whatever your needs or expectations may be, the Innsbrook can tackle them all.

    Customer Questions & Answers
    22 Questions & 22 Answers
    Trevor C.
    from Panama City Beach, FL asked:
    November 30, 2019
    I'm remodeling our beach house and I need 2 natural gas fireplaces for the covered screen porch and patio. Would you recommend this unit and what options or additional items will I need to install?
    1 Answer
    No, we recommend outdoor vent-free gas fireplaces for porch and patio installations. Our smallest models are the 36" models in these series: Superior VRE3200 Series.  Carol Rose Traditional Outdoor Gas Fireplaces
    Submitted by: Tyler M. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on December 2, 2019

    Will R.
    November 24, 2019
    Can this insert be sold in California?
    1 Answer
    Ventless gas hearth systems have been banned throughout the state of California. 
    Submitted by: Will M. on November 26, 2019

    Margie G.
    from Roxboro, NC asked:
    November 8, 2019
    In this unit, is the burner suppose to shut off when the thermostat reaches its setting and then reignites automatically?  If so, how can I tell if it is the thermostat turning the burner off and not the oxygen sensor?
    1 Answer
    This is a good question. There is no clear signal to indicate whether the thermostat or ODS is extinguishing the burner flame. For a trial, we suggest igniting the insert and leaving it on the highest heat setting, then seeing if the burner goes out well before the room exceeds abnormally-high temperatures as would be caused by this (if the thermostat is the culprit).  
    Submitted by: Tyler M. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on November 8, 2019

    James S.
    from New Market asked:
    November 6, 2019
    Is this natural gas or propane? The site tells you to pick a fuel but the only option is natural gas but the manual implies it can be run off propane also. 
    1 Answer
    We apologize for the confusion. The reason you can only select "natural gas" on this page is that this is a discontinued model and we only have stock left of the natural gas version. There are no more propane models available. This insert has been replaced by the new, clean-face style Innsbrook inserts as seen here: Empire Innsbrook Vent-Free Gas Fireplace Inserts.
    Submitted by: Tyler M. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on November 6, 2019

    Marlys K.
    from Charls City, IA asked:
    October 30, 2019
    Can this be ordered in a larger size?
    1 Answer
    Yes, they do have a larger version.


    Submitted by: Owen O. on October 30, 2019

    Lori
    from Paradise, CA asked:
    August 5, 2019
    Does this model have a glass front?


    1 Answer
    There is an optional glass front which is rare for ventless hearth systems.
    Submitted by: Will M. on August 6, 2019

    Jim
    from Dana Point, CA asked:
    May 30, 2019
    is there an ANSI testing number associated with this product?
    1 Answer
    This unit does not have an ANSI listing. 
    Submitted by: Brennan W. on May 30, 2019

    Anthony A
    from Fairport NY asked:
    April 27, 2019
    Does this have a standard thermostat? I can set to a specific temperature? 
    1 Answer
    This has a hydraulic thermostat, so instead of a set temperature, it uses a knob with 5 temperature settings from low to high. 
    Submitted by: Brennan W. on April 29, 2019

    Sean
    from Snohomish, WA asked:
    April 15, 2019
    Can this model be used with fire-glass?
    1 Answer
    Unfortunately, this can not be used with fireglass.
    Submitted by: Brennan W. on April 16, 2019

    Ron
    from Wheeling, IN asked:
    October 16, 2018
    What is the weight of this?
    1 Answer
    This unit weighs 77 pounds.
    Submitted by: Brennan W. on October 17, 2018

    Jason
    from Twin Lakes, ID asked:
    February 13, 2018
    Will this unit work if the power goes out? Obviously the blower will not, but will the gas still light and the thermostat still work?
    1 Answer
    Yes, this unit utilizes a standing pilot ignition system that does not use or require electricity to operate the burner. As you referenced, only the fan will not work when the power is out. The thermostat on this unit is a built-in hydraulic mechanism that uses heat settings with numbers corresponding to pre-set temperatures. This same insert is also available in a "millivolt" ignition which offers a similar standing pilot ignition, but you have the option of adding a wall thermostat or hand-held thermostat remote if preferred (which would have actual temperature settings).
    Submitted by: Tyler M. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on February 13, 2018

    Barbara
    from Alexandria, VA asked:
    January 8, 2018
    What size room will this unit heat?
    1 Answer
    At 28,000 BTUs and 99.9% efficiency, this insert can heat approximately 800 square feet.
    Submitted by: Tyler M. on January 8, 2018

    Cynthia E
    from Pensacola, FL asked:
    December 4, 2016
    Can I add a blower to this?
    1 Answer
    This unit comes standard with a blower.
    Submitted by: Brennan W. on December 5, 2016

    Sheri
    from Deltona, FL asked:
    December 13, 2015
    What are the dimensions of this?
    1 Answer
    The minimum fireplace opening for this insert is 30 3/4" W x 21 1/2" H x 14 1/4" D.
    Submitted by: Will M. on December 14, 2015

    Joe
    from CA asked:
    November 21, 2015
    Can this be used for an outside fireplace?
    1 Answer
    This insert is not meant for installation outdoors.
    Submitted by: Brennan W. on November 23, 2015

    Holli
    from Mena, AR asked:
    October 6, 2015
    Does this come with a remote?
    1 Answer
    This unit does not have the ability to utilize a remote control.
    Submitted by: Brennan W. on October 6, 2015

    Judy
    from Kennett Square, PA asked:
    March 29, 2014
    How much propane would this use in an hour?
    1 Answer
    When running on the highest output, this fireplace insert will consume approximately 1/3 gallon of propane per hour. It will take about 3.25 hours of running this insert on high to use up 1 gallon of propane.
    Submitted by: Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on March 31, 2014

    Nanette
    from MA asked:
    March 14, 2014
    Is this usable if my hearth has a chimney?
    1 Answer
    A chimney is actually required for some vent-free inserts, though of course it will typically not be used. This insert can certainly be used if your existing fireplace has a chimney.
    Submitted by: Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on March 17, 2014

    Steven
    from OH asked:
    January 30, 2014
    Does the Medium Innsbrook vent free fireplace insert come with front glass?
    1 Answer
    This insert will come with a mesh safety screen, rather than a glass front.
    Submitted by: Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on January 30, 2014

    Lou
    from Maryland asked:
    January 29, 2014
    When you say built in thermostat, is it able to be set to any temperature by the consumer or is it predetermined from the factory?
    1 Answer
    This unit will arrive with a thermostat control that is fully adjustable by the consumer. You will be able to preset the unit with the control knob and it will cycle on and off, based on the temperature setpoint that you have chosen.
    Submitted by: Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on January 29, 2014

    John
    from NY asked:
    July 28, 2013
    Can I put a counter-top over the fireplace? Any issues about heat on the surface of the countertop?
    1 Answer
    As long as the unit is framed to maintain the clearances called for in the owner's manual, there will not be an issue with this type of installation.
    Submitted by: Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on July 29, 2013

    Bob
    from Milford, IL asked:
    July 2, 2013
    Can I use this insert in a mobile home?
    1 Answer
    This vent-free insert may be installed in an aftermarket, permanently located, manufactured (mobile) home, where not prohibited by local codes.
    Submitted by: Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on July 2, 2013

    Customer Reviews
    4.8
    11 Reviews
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    100% Recommend this product (11 of 11 responses)
    By Jeff K. from Whitesburg, TN on January 29, 2019
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Better than I expected
    The fireplace looks and works great and was a breeze to set up and hook up.
    Pros1: looks 2: quality 3: ease of set up 4: tech department was very helpful
    ConsNeed a surround that is 3" on the sides and bottom and 6" across the top and it is not offered....
    By Gary from Troy, OH on December 27, 2018
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Stay nice and warm this winter
    Best money that I have spent. This product is well worth the money and really adds to the home.
    By Hector from Greenwood Lake, NY on November 15, 2017
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Very Good Heat Output, But Loud Motor
    The unit was easy to install, but has a loud motor. The motor did not work when a licensed plumber installed the unit. After some troubleshooting, he discovered that one of the screws from the top base plate extended through to the motor impeller, preventing the motor from spinning. This was corrected and the motor started working, but it does have a humming noise.
    ProsEasy to install, but the installation manual for the remote was not properly written and included confusing schematic.
    ConsSome poor fitting parts and noisy motor.
    By Linda from KS on March 20, 2017
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Great Product!
    Fit well and easily installed. Customer service has been very helpful with all questions.
    By Pamela from Candor NY on January 6, 2017
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Very beautiful insert
    I am extremely happy with my fireplace insert. It is absolutely beautiful. I am considering a remote bc I find it slightly inconvenient to remove the bottom panel every time I want to turn the fire on and off.
    By N E. from GLEN ROCK on December 29, 2016
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Superior service
    Fantastic company to deal with, they keep you informed of delivery date and give specific instructions how to inspect package. Prompt response to questions after delivery. I would high recommend them.
    ProsExcellent after purchase service,
    By William G. from San Leandro on April 15, 2016
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Nice Fireplace!
    Just installed and it looks great.. Very quick to ship, very professional, and easy to deal with!
    By Peg from Prospect, TN on October 15, 2015
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Fantastic Stove
    I can't say enough good about this unit. Installation went fast with no problems. Get is on sale before units go back to regular price. My installer said mostchain stores are not handling propane stoves this year because the supplierscannot meet the customers demand. So ordering online is the way to go.
    ProsEasy installation, few parts.
    By neal from alabama on September 3, 2013
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Simply the Best
    Prompt shipping and WOW what a beautiful fireplace!Thanks.
    Proseasy installation
    Consnothing
    By J i. from LR, AR on August 24, 2013
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Fantastic!!
    Exactly what our customer wanted in their new fireplace!
    By Audrey from Columbus Ohio on February 17, 2013
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Love It
    It is great and Beautiful. We were quoted $6000.00 to have a vented fireplace installed but chose to go the ventless route. It looks beautiful and warms the room.
    ProsWarms room Looks beautiful
    ConsA small smell
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