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    Empire VFP30CA30 Heritage Vent-Free Cast Iron Gas Stove with Matte Finish - Natural Gas - VFD-30-CC30FN

    List Price: $1,799.99
    Sale Price: $1,465.20
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    Product Details
    Manufacturer: Empire
    Part Numbers: VFD30CC30FN, VFD30CC30WN
    eFireplaceStore Item Number: CUI-VFP30CA30FN
    UPCs: 720968976475, 720968976413


    • BTU Output: up to 25000
    • Classic cast iron design
    • Requires no venting
    • Doors open a full 180
    • Uses efficient natural gas
    • 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 two attractive matte 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.

    Heating appliances can be a great way to add a traditional and rustic look to your home, but woodburning applications can create a messy environment and can be difficult to maintain. This natural gas application from Empire can be used to heat your home efficiently with near 100 percent efficiency, and it can be operated with the touch of a button if you purchase the optional remote. The doors open completely to create a full view of the fireplace, and the cast iron design creates a classic look that matches with any decor.
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    Customer Questions & Answers
    15 Questions & 15 Answers
    from Lords Valley, PA asked:
    May 17, 2017
    I purchased this unit for use in an enclosed sunroom. No one mentioned that the gases produced by burning propane in the unit will cause strong exhaust fumes to the point that the unit cannot be used. How can this unit be converted to direct-venting?
    1 Answers
    Unfortunately, it is not possible to convert this vent free unit to a direct vent unit.
    Brennan W.
    on May 17, 2017

    from Rapid City, SD asked:
    September 10, 2016
    Can the natural gas be converted to propane gas?
    1 Answers
    Fuel type conversion is possible, but not on vent free appliances. Vent free appliances can be very dangerous if improperly converted. To that end, manufacturers build and certify vent free units to work only on the fuel they were originally intended for.
    on September 12, 2016

    from Ma asked:
    March 13, 2016
    What size propane tank is required to operate this stove?
    1 Answers
    The manufacturer will typically recommend a 100 pound tank as a general rule of thumb as smaller tanks will lead to frequent outages with any gas hearth system, but the tank size needed may vary due to placement requirements due from both local and national code restrictions (away from property lines, vehicular traffic, foundation issues, etc.). This is why it is always recommended to have your local LP supplier make this recommendation.
    Will M.
    on March 14, 2016

    from NE asked:
    October 31, 2015
    Where can I find the porcelain finish version of this Empire VFP30CA30 Heritage vent-free cast iron gas stove with matte finish?
    1 Answers
    The porcelain version is located here.
    Will M.
    on November 2, 2015

    from Enola, PA asked:
    August 31, 2015
    Do you have this Empire VFP30CA30 Heritage vent-free cast iron gas stove with matte finish in a propane version?
    1 Answers
    Yes, this stove is also offered for use with propane. Please see the Empire VFP30CA30 Heritage Vent-Free Cast Iron Gas Stove with Matte Finish - Propane .
    Tyler M.
    on August 31, 2015

    from Myrtle Beach, SC asked:
    January 8, 2015
    How much propane does this stove use per hour on low?
    1 Answers
    On its lowest setting, the unit will use approximately 1/4 of a gallon per continuous hour of burn time.
    on January 8, 2015

    from Jersey City, NJ asked:
    February 28, 2014
    How many sq feet does this cover?
    1 Answers
    This stove is capable of heating approximately 900 square feet if centrally located in a home with 8 foot ceilings.
    Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional
    on February 28, 2014

    from Harrisburg, PA asked:
    January 29, 2014
    Is this stove thermostatically controlled?
    1 Answers
    While this unit does not come equipped with an internal thermostat, it can certainly be wired to an external wall thermostat or a thermostatic remote. The thermostat controls that are listed under the accessory tab on the main item page are compatible.
    Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional
    on January 29, 2014

    from Billings, MT asked:
    November 24, 2013
    How many BTU's does this unit produce?
    1 Answers
    This unit has a maximum output of 25,000 BTUs, both on natural gas and LP.
    Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional
    on November 25, 2013

    from Beaverton, MI asked:
    November 17, 2013
    What is the weight of this vent free unit?
    1 Answers
    This stove weighs 172 lbs.
    Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist
    on November 18, 2013

    from Gresham, Oregon asked:
    November 4, 2013
    Could I purchase a kit to operate this stove on LP as well?
    1 Answers
    No, this stove can only use natural gas, and it cannot be field-converted for use with propane. However, you can see the propane model of this stove here: Empire VFP30CA30 Heritage Vent-Free Cast Iron Gas Stove with Matte Finish - Propane - VFD-30-CC30FP
    Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist
    on November 4, 2013

    from Clarksville, TN asked:
    March 30, 2013
    How do you light the heater?
    1 Answers
    Lighting the pilot for this appliance is similar to many other standing pilot appliances. The gas valve must be turned to the pilot position, then depressed. You must then push the piezo ignitor button until the pilot flame lights. Continue holding the pilot knob in for an additional 45 seconds. The pilot should then remain lit. The appliance can then be switched to the on position manually to light the main burner. Use of a remote or wall switch can also control the on/off cycle of the appliance, once the pilot is initially lit.
    Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional
    on April 1, 2013

    from Pennsylvania asked:
    December 11, 2012
    Does this stove require electricity? In case the electricity goes off, will it still work?
    1 Answers
    No, electricity is not required for operation of this stove, as it uses a millivolt ignition system. This pilot system has a small flame that generates power for the unit's gas valve to operate. As a result, they do not require outside power to operate and can be used in the event of a power outage. The only thing that would be rendered inoperable would be the optional CIB3 automatic blower, which does require electricity.
    Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist
    on December 11, 2012

    from Alaska asked:
    December 5, 2012
    Is there any way to get this stove in natural gas and have a propane conversion kit as a back up?
    1 Answers
    Unfortunately, no, as vent-free appliances such as this stove cannot be field converted.
    Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist
    on December 5, 2012

    Bill Frey
    from New Hope, PA asked:
    March 18, 2012
    Can I get this stove in "Sand" color? I would be using propane gas.
    1 Answers
    Yes, this stove is indeed available for propane with a Porcelain Sand finish. Please see the appropriate item page here. On this page, under the pricing information, you will select "Porcelain Sand" from the "Choose Finish" drop-down menu.
    Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist
    on March 19, 2012

    Customer Reviews
    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.
    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
    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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