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

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    Product Details
    Manufacturer: Empire
    Part Numbers: VFD30CC30FP, VFD30CC30WP
    eFireplaceStore Item Number: CUI-VFP30CA30FP
    UPCs: 720968976468, 720968976406


    • 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.

    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
    19 Questions & 18 Answers
    from NC asked:
    January 23, 2017
    Does the propane tank have to be outside?
    1 Answers
    Any propane tank used with an indoor propane gas Hearth system must be installed outside of the home.
    Will M.
    on January 24, 2017

    Scott Swisher
    from Columbus, MS asked:
    December 19, 2016
    This heater was previously installed in our home, although we can not find a switch or remote for it. Can a remote be ordered for this, or a wall switch (easily) installed?
    1 Answers
    A remote or wall switch may be installed with relative ease, depending on your skill level. The specific instructions for this may be found on page 16 of this installation manual and the optional remotes are shown under "Popular Accessories for this Item" on the item page.
    Will M.
    on December 20, 2016

    Ron Roy
    from Jacksonville, FL asked:
    December 5, 2016
    I want to put a mantel above this stove; how much clearance should there be?
    1 Answers
    While no mantel clearances are specifically described in the installation manual, this stove does require a minimum of 36" measured from the top of the stove to any horizontal projection above.
    Will M.
    on December 6, 2016

    from Bernie, MO asked:
    December 2, 2016
    Does this come in natural gas or propane, and can the fuel be changed?
    1 Answers
    This unit is indeed available in natural gas and propane fuels, but I'm afraid that it cannot be field converted. This is a restriction that is imposed due to the vent free nature of the product and the fact that an improper conversion could lead to dangerous repercussions.
    on December 5, 2016

    from Dover, NH asked:
    November 16, 2016
    why doesn't the stove shut off when it gets really hot in the room? iI just keeps running even when its on the lowest setting?

    from Washington, WV asked:
    August 24, 2016
    Does this stove have a pilot light or is this electronic ignition?
    1 Answers
    This stove does indeed utilize a standing pilot system that includes and oxygen depletion sensor for safety.
    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 Answers
    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.
    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 Answers
    At 25,000 BTU, this stove will burn .27 gallons (1.16 lbs.) of propane per hour.
    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? The walls are made out of wood logs. Also, will this work with a 20 lbs. propane tank? If so, how long will burn for?
    1 Answers
    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.
    Brennan W.
    on April 21, 2015

    from New York City, NY asked:
    January 19, 2015
    Can this be used with natural gas instead of propane?
    1 Answers
    A natural gas version of this same stove is available. The unit is the Empire VFP30CA30 Heritage Vent-Free Cast Iron Gas Stove with Matte Finish - Natural Gas - VFD-30-CC30FN.
    on January 20, 2015

    from PA asked:
    October 20, 2014
    I am confused by a review that said the doors do not have glass. How do the doors open and how they are constructed?
    1 Answers
    The doors on this unit are strictly for appearance only and do not use glass. The combustion chamber of the unit is covered with a mesh screen for safety purposes, but combustion air and heat are able to freely flow in and out of the stove. The doors feature a high quality casting, but they in no way seal the stove.
    on October 21, 2014

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

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

    from Cedarville, NJ asked:
    November 3, 2012
    What is involved with installation? We are doing an addition 16 x 30. We have propane heat for the rest of our home. Is it just a matter of installing new lines to our present propane lines?
    1 Answers
    Generally, installation of a vent free stove is relatively simple. The area you are interested in heating is large enough that no special provisions will need to be made beforehand. You will only need to run the appropriate size supply line to the intended location and maintain the specified clearance to combustibles, as outlined in the owner's manual. It is also important to note that the gas pressure chart in the manual will need to be used when determining what size gas line and regulator are needed for the installation. Proper gas pressure is critical and will ensure the unit is not damaged.
    Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional
    on November 5, 2012

    from Ramey, PA asked:
    September 29, 2012
    Has anyone reported any issues with eyes burning while the stove is on?
    1 Answers
    While I have not had any reports of this issue with this specific stove, what you describe can occur with vent free appliances. Usually, vent free appliances burn cleanly enough that most people will not notice any effects. However, some individuals can be sensitive to the burnt fuel, which can cause irritation to eyes or sinuses. To make sure that the issue is not caused by improper setup of the appliance, please verify that the logs have been placed exactly as described in the manual. Also, observe whether the flame appears sooty in any way, as this may indicate an issue with the gas valve or pressure.
    Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional
    on October 1, 2012

    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 have to use a remote? Do you recommend using a blower?
    1 Answers
    The unit comes standard with simple on/off controls. However, you may easily add either a thermostat or a remote for better and more convenient control. 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.
    Kevin E. - Fireplace Specialist
    on September 25, 2012

    from sonora ca asked:
    July 12, 2012
    How many square feet will it heat?
    1 Answers
    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.
    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 Answers
    This unit weighs in at 219 pounds.
    Kevin E. - Fireplace Specialist
    on June 22, 2012

    wayne andre
    from Waynesville, nc asked:
    January 13, 2012
    Does this item come in mahogany porcelain?
    1 Answers
    We do indeed have the Porcelain Mahogany Heritage vent-free stove, please see the following link: Porcelain Mahogany Heritage Vent-Free Stove Please note that is the propane model; the same stove is also available in natural gas.
    Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist
    on January 13, 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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