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    Empire VFP30CA30 Heritage Vent-Free Cast Iron Gas Stove with Matte Finish - Propane - VFD-30-CC30FP

    List Price: $1,979.99
    Sale Price: $1,610.10
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    Manufacturer: Empire
    Part Number: VFD30CC30FP
    eFireplaceStore Item Number: CUI-VFP30CA30FP
    UPC: 720968976468


    • 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 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.

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

    With an Empire design you can enjoy the entire benefits of a traditional cast iron stove without the mess or hassle of a traditional wood fire. Complete with a burner and a realistic log set, this vent-free stove comes with everything you need to provide any room with an efficient and attractive heat source, you just supply the fuel. Operating your stove couldn't be simpler since the Heritage uses convenient gas options and uses efficient propane. This design is available in two attractive matte finishes and optional remote controls and walls switches to provide you the maximum convenience and aestheticism. (Note that this product is shown With Porcelain Mahogany Finish And An Optional Floor Pad).
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    Customer Questions & Answers
    16 Questions & 17 Answers
    Bunnie D
    from Mount Washington, KY asked:
    July 28, 2019

    Can you switch this over to natural gas?

    1 Answer
    Unfortunately, ventless systems are not convertible.
    Submitted by: Will M. on July 29, 2019

    William D
    from NC asked:
    September 12, 2018
    Does this have a blower fan with it?
    1 Answer
    There is no blower included with this stove, but you can add the optional CIB3 blower separately.
    Submitted by: Tyler M. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on September 12, 2018

    John P
    from Essex, CT asked:
    March 20, 2018
    How do you light the pilot light. Does the thermostat send a spark to the pilot light? Do you have to use a match or a wand?
    1 Answer
    The pilot will have to be lit manually prior to the colder months via a push button spark igniter and the control knob on the gas valve. Once the pilot is lit, adding any optional control like a wall switch, wall thermostat or remote will turn the burner flame off and on while the pilot will remain lit. The valve will have a separate knob to raise and lower the flame height, but this may not be adjusted via any optional control.
    Submitted by: Will M. on March 20, 2018

    from Essex, CT asked:
    March 19, 2018
    When the power goes out how do you start the furnace, is it is not currently in use?
    1 Answer
    That stove does not need electric to light. Only the blower requires power to work. You would light it in the same manner as if you had power, by lighting the standing pilot light.
    Submitted by: Owen O. on March 19, 2018

    from Wyoming asked:
    January 13, 2018
    Will this stove or any of your stoves get hot enough to cook on?
    1 Answer
    The only stoves really intended for cooktop purposes are woodburning. They even have a cooktop accessory that can attach to most of the Osburn woodburning stoves. Gas stoves will not normally get hot enough on the top to cook.
    Submitted by: eFireplaceStore.com on January 15, 2018

    from Va. asked:
    January 3, 2018
    Will this work if the power goes out?
    2 Answers
    This stove would indeed work in the event of a power outage.
    Submitted by: Will M. on January 3, 2018
    Yes it will work, but, with no power fan circulation.
    Submitted by: Dave on January 3, 2018 from Wells, Maine

    from NC asked:
    January 23, 2017
    Does the propane tank have to be outside?
    1 Answer
    Any propane tank used with an indoor propane gas Hearth system must be installed outside of the home.
    Submitted by: Will M. on January 24, 2017

    from Washington, WV asked:
    August 24, 2016
    Does this stove have a pilot light or is this electronic ignition?
    1 Answer
    This stove does indeed utilize a standing pilot system that includes and oxygen depletion sensor for safety.
    Submitted by: eFireplaceStore on August 24, 2016

    from Mongaup Valley, NY asked:
    October 17, 2015
    What is the shipping weight of this Empire VFP30CA30 Heritage vent-free cast iron gas stove with matte finish? Also, how much assembly is required after it's delivered?
    1 Answer
    Shipping weight of this stove is approximately 280 pounds. The unit ships mostly assembled, with only minor setup of the log assembly and gas line components required.
    Submitted by: eFireplaceStore on October 19, 2015

    from Newport, RI asked:
    May 26, 2015
    How many gallons of propane does this stove burn per hour at 25,000 btu per hour, or at it's highest temperature setting?
    1 Answer
    At 25,000 BTU, this stove will burn .27 gallons (1.16 lbs.) of propane per hour.
    Submitted by: Will M. on May 27, 2015

    from RI asked:
    April 20, 2015
    How close to the back wall can I place this Empire VFP30CA30 Heritage gas stove? Also, will this work with a 20 lbs. propane tank?
    1 Answer
    This unit must maintain a minimum 2" of clearance to a combustible wall. A particular tank size is not given, however a 20lb tank, if installed correctly, will drain very quickly when using this stove.
    Submitted by: Brennan W. on April 21, 2015

    from Pleasant Garden, NC asked:
    September 4, 2013
    How many BTU's does this stove put out?
    1 Answer
    This vent-free stove has a maximum BTU rating of 25,000.
    Submitted by: Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on September 4, 2013

    Patricia V
    from Saco, ME asked:
    February 6, 2013
    Is this stove remote/thermostat ready?
    1 Answer
    Yes, and you can see the available remotes and thermostat options in the "Accessories" tab above.
    Submitted by: Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on February 6, 2013

    from Hennessey, OK asked:
    September 24, 2012
    Does this stove feature an automatic thermostat? Where are the controls located on the body of the stove? Do you recommend using a blower?
    1 Answer
    The unit comes standard with simple on/off controls. The gas control valve is located underneath the stove, behind a decorative panel. There is also an on/off toggle switch located at the top rear of the stove body. A blower assembly will definitely allow the stove to more efficiently heat your space. However, it is not required.
    Submitted by: Kevin E. - Fireplace Specialist on September 25, 2012

    from Sonora, CA asked:
    July 12, 2012
    How many square feet will it heat?
    1 Answer
    Assuming you have 8 foot ceilings, good insulation, and locate the stove in a fairly central location, this unit will heat approximately 900 square feet.
    Submitted by: Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on July 12, 2012

    from Young Harris, GA asked:
    June 22, 2012
    How much does this stove weight?
    1 Answer
    This unit weighs in at 219 pounds.
    Submitted by: Kevin E. - Fireplace Specialist on June 22, 2012

    Customer Reviews
    9 Reviews
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    100% Recommend this product (9 of 9 responses)
    By Michael from Savoy, TX on November 12, 2018
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Love this stove!
    This amazing cast iron stove looks great! It arrived in perfect condition and was easy to set-up using the enclosed Instructions and Owner's Manual. We have an all electric HVAC system in our Texas country home, so it's nice to have this in place using our large propane tank source. It has a beautiful and richly colored mahogany finish and really cranks out the heat, even on the lower setting. I set it up in our living room using stacked stone slate wall and floor tile. As an earlier review mentions, the doors tend to swing open, but I cured that with a couple of small ceramic magnets from the local big-box hardware store. They are small, inconspicuous and hold the doors shut but allows them to easily be opened when desired. There is no glass in the doors, by design, but the front of the stove looks great whether they are open or closed. This Empire cast iron porcelain stove is perfect for us.
    ProsAppearance, heating capacity, realistic looking log and fire system included, online support and fast delivery by FedEx.
    By Dave from Wells, ME on November 2, 2017
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Great Product Value for The Price
    Good customer service and ordering experience for this stove.
    ProsEasy to set up this stove.
    ConsNot your problem -- still waiting to have LP gas supplier to connect stove to supply. Local code requirements.
    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 A. 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 S. 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 R. 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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