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    Empire VFP30CA30 Heritage Vent-Free Cast Iron Gas Stove with Porcelain Finish - Propane - VFD-30-CC30BP

    1,682.10
    List Price: $2,069.99
    Sale Price: $1,682.10
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    • BTU Output: up to 25000
    • Classic cast iron design
    • Requires no venting
    • Doors open a full 180
    • Uses efficient propane
    • Burner comes complete with realistic glowing embers and six-piece ceramic log set
    • 99.9% efficient
    • Sensor automatically shuts off gas when oxygen levels become too low
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    Product Details
    Manufacturer: Empire
    Part Numbers: VFD30CC30BP, VFD30CC30MP, VFD30CC30SP
    eFireplaceStore Item Number: CUI-VFP30CA30BP
    UPCs: 720968976482, 720968976444, 720968976420

    Features

    • BTU Output: up to 25000
    • Classic cast iron design
    • Requires no venting
    • Doors open a full 180
    • Uses efficient propane
    • Burner comes complete with realistic glowing embers and six-piece ceramic log set
    • 99.9% efficient
    • Sensor automatically shuts off gas when oxygen levels become too low
    • Available in three hand-applied porcelain finishes
    • 5-Year Limited Warranty
    • Optional remote controls and walls switches available
    • Dimensions: 28 1/16" W x 27.75" H x 17 1/8" D
    * Please Note: Shown With Porcelain Mahogany Finish And An Optional Floor Pad.

    *Also 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.

    Enjoy the ambiance and classic design element of a cast iron stove with this convenient gas stove from Empire. This stove includes a burner and realistic log set. Enjoy the modern aspect of this gas stove, giving you a cast iron stove without the hassle of a wood fire. This stove uses efficient propane and requires no venting. A sensor is in place that automatically shuts off gas when oxygen levels are too low. Customize this gas stove to your home with the selection of three hand-applied porcelain finishes. A 5-year warranty is included with the stove.
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    Customer Questions & Answers
    11 Questions & 11 Answers
    Thaddeus Lesnik
    from Billings, MT asked:
    January 9, 2017
    If I switch my fuel source to natural gas at a later date, can I purchase a conversion kit for this stove?
    1 Answers
    No, unfortunately this unit can not be converted.
    Owen
    on January 9, 2017

    Kenneth
    from Harelton, TX asked:
    January 14, 2016
    Do the flames of this Empire VFP30CA30 Heritage vent-free cast iron gas stove with porcelain finish hit and heat up the logs so it really looks like wood is burning? Do they glow?
    1 Answers
    Due to this being a vent free appliance, the flames will not come into contact with the logs so as to not produce soot or carbon monoxide. However, the use of rock wool ember media directly atop the burner will give the appearance of charcoal in front of the bottom front log to make it look more realistic.
    Chris C.
    on January 14, 2016

    Jack
    from Seattle, WA asked:
    December 31, 2015
    Can this Empire VFP30CA30 Heritage vent-free cast iron gas stove with porcelain finish be used in an exterior patio application? Also, can this unit be adapted for propane?
    1 Answers
    This unit is designed for an indoor installation only. The valve, pilot assembly, and other components of the assembly would not hold up well when exposed to the temperature changes and humidity. Vent free appliances in general are almost always going to be gas type specific, and this model is specific for use with propane gas only. Lastly, if you wish to view the appliances we offer which are suitable for us outdoors, please review our selection of outdoor fireplaces.
    Chris C.
    on December 31, 2015

    Audie
    from AL asked:
    November 16, 2015
    Can I cook on top of this Empire VFP30CA30 Heritage Vent-Free Cast Iron Gas Stove with Porcelain Finish - Propane - VFD-30-CC30BP in case of a power failure?
    1 Answers
    Output of this stove is not sufficient to cook upon, as the unit primarily transmits heat through the glass front, as opposed to the top of the casting.
    eFireplaceStore
    on November 16, 2015

    Denise
    from VA asked:
    October 21, 2015
    Does this Empire VFP30CA30 Heritage vent-free cast iron gas stove with porcelain finish require a fireproof mat under it or can it sit safely on hardwood flooring?
    1 Answers
    This stove does not require a hearth pad or non-combustible material to be set upon. With a 0" clearance to flooring requirement, you would be able to set this stove directly atop hardwood flooring.
    Chris C.
    on October 21, 2015

    George
    from Dallas, TX asked:
    September 4, 2014
    Would this unit be suitable for a covered back porch outside? I am concerned about how much heat it would put out just for setting next to it in colder months and if it gets hot to the touch.
    1 Answers
    The porcelain finish would hold up well in a covered outdoor environment, but this appliance is technically designed for indoor applications only. The issue is that pollen, dust, and mold in outdoor air can quickly built up on the internal air shutter and foul the oxygen sensor in the pilot assembly. As such, I cannot guarantee how well it would do. The unit puts out a fair amount of heat and even on a covered porch, it would probably heat 300 square feet of area. The body of the stove can reach 250 to 300 degrees.
    eFireplaceStore
    on September 4, 2014

    scott
    from Maryland asked:
    February 15, 2013
    How many Btu's does this model require?
    1 Answers
    This is a 32,000 Btu maximum input unit.
    Tommy H.
    on February 15, 2013

    Mabel
    from Narragansett, RI asked:
    February 10, 2013
    We are considering this type of heating system to provide low heat to a beach house that is closed up for the winter - heat would be left on at about 55 over the winter. Is a vent free propane heating system suitable (and safe) for this type of use? If not, can you recommend another type of unit? The house location frequently loses electric power so it needs to be able to maintain, or restart itself, in such events.
    1 Answers
    This unit could serve this purpose, as long as it is not the only source of heat in the home when it is being used. As a primary heat source to be used while the home is not occupied, the unit would do fine. Being a millivolt (standing pilot) type of appliance, power disruptions would not interrupt operation of the unit. Only the optional accessory blower would be effected in such an event.
    Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional
    on February 11, 2013

    Diana Buckler
    from Randolph, NJ asked:
    November 24, 2012
    In view of my recent experience of 12 days w/o power during Hurricane Sandy, I am thinking of converting my wood burning fireplace into either a gas fired insert or a free standing gas stove, either vented or unvented, whichever is the best alternative. (FYI, this is an old house and a bit drafty so I can't imagine us lacking oxygen.) I would like to know the following: 1) Do your gas fired stoves and inserts require electrical power? Can one cook over a gas fired, free standing stove? I intend to come to a decision sometime in the spring, so I'll be ready for the next onslaught. Also, we are two elderly women and need something that will not require too much technical knowledge or too much upkeep.
    1 Answers
    I am sorry to hear of your ordeal. However, a gas fireplace insert or stove would be a great way to ensure you have heat in the event of a power outage. While an accessory blower would indeed require power to operate, most of the stoves we offer have a standing pilot that would allow the unit to function, assuming that gas service is still in play. Unfortunately, gas stoves will not have a hot enough surface temperature to cook upon. Only a wood burning stove would be suitable for this. Gas stoves are indeed very simple to operate and once installed, only require the flip of a switch to ignite. You can also control them via a remote or wall thermostat.
    Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional
    on November 26, 2012

    Jean
    from Osceola Mills, PA asked:
    November 7, 2012
    Does this burner shut down when the temperature in the room reaches the control's setting? Or does it keep running until I have to manually lower it or shut it off when the room becomes too hot?
    1 Answers
    This particular stove uses a manual gas valve which will only turn the unit on and off automatically when equipped with a thermostatic wall switch or remote. If not equipped with these items, the stove must be operated by hand.
    Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional
    on November 7, 2012

    JOHN A VERGNNETTI
    from WEST HAVEN CT, 06516 asked:
    February 21, 2012
    Does vent free produce the same heat as direct vent?
    1 Answers
    Often you get more heat from a vent free unit than you do with a direct vent appliance. This is simply due to the fact that a vent free appliance has no vent through which to potentially lose heat. That being said, there are often limitations on where vent free appliances can be installed. These imitations do not apply to direct vent units, though. Please follow the below link to peruse our gas appliance buying guide. Gas Fireplace and Stove Buying Guide
    Kevin E. - Fireplace Specialist
    on February 21, 2012

    Customer Reviews
    4.7
    7 Reviews
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    100% Recommend this product (7 of 7 responses)
    By Bill from NH on September 27, 2017
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Basement Heating
    This heats my basement well.
    ConsNothing.
    By Terry from AZ on February 20, 2017
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Very Nice Stove
    Works great. Heats the room quickly. Love this stove!
    By Donnie Apple from Haw River, NC on October 30, 2014
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    working great
    Installed the heater a few days ago and is working quite well. Purchased the optional fan blower which really helps put out the heat. Also purchased the wireless thermostat and receiver which is a nice combination. Be sure to follow the instructions included that enables the thermostat to communicate with the receiver.
    ProsAppears to have heavy well-built construction. Easy to assemble.
    By Bob from Murrells Inlet, SC on April 4, 2014
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Excellent Stove In All Respects But One
    The installer had no problem setting everything up with this stove. The logs are realistic-looking and the flame is pleasant to watch. The heat generated by this stove is excellent. I was able to stop using my heat pump to heat the house since the stove was installed and reduced my electric bill considerably. I have 9' ceilings and turn on the ceiling fans to move the heat around. In terms of overall value and functionality, this stove is an excellent value. The only reason I do not give a 5th star is because the two front doors on the stove will not stay closed. The stove is perfectly level, but the two front doors swing open and remain that way. I called the manufacturer but was not able to get any way to solve the problem. I ended up using a dark color wire tie to fasten the two door frames together and keep them closed. It's inconspicuous and I've not given it any further thought. Actually, there does not seem to be much logic to opening the doors, which are only a metal frame without any glass.
    ProsAppearance Performance Excellent functionality
    ConsInability to keep the doors of the stove closed.
    By Scott Stuhr from Newalla, Oklahoma on January 5, 2014
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Very Nice Stove
    Works perfectly for what we got it for. Heats up area fast. We have all electric heat so it was nice when we lost power during an ice storm.
    By Brian from Brielle New Jersey on December 24, 2011
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Beautiful functional gas stove
    nice
    Proslooks and performance
    By Jesse Rogers from Indiana on September 30, 2011
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Perfect For Family
    This product is perfect for a family.
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