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    Empire Vail Premium Vent-Free Propane Fireplace - 32" - VFP-32-BP20LLP

    1,089.00
    List Price: $1,339.99
    Sale Price: $1,089.00
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    • 32" gas fireplace with realistic charred oak log set
    • Burner generates 32,000 BTUs with 99.9% efficiency
    • Includes matte black hood and slat louvers
    • Built-in modulating hydraulic thermostat
    • Ceramic pellets in burner tumble create natural-looking flames
    • Requires no venting
    • Zero clearance certified
    • Hem-bent seams eliminate unreliable screws and fasteners
    • Reliable standing/piezo ignitor and oxygen depletion safety sensor
    • Natural gas and propane models available
    • Specifications: 32 3/4" H x 31" W x 17 3/8" D
    • Framing Dimensions: 36 1/4" H x 34 1/2" W x 17 7/8" D
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    Product Details
    Manufacturer: Empire
    Part Number: VFP32BP20LP
    eFireplaceStore Item Number: CUI-VFP32FP20LP-KIT
    UPC: 720968997685

    Features

    • 32" gas fireplace with realistic charred oak log set
    • Burner generates 32,000 BTUs with 99.9% efficiency
    • Includes matte black hood and slat louvers
    • Built-in modulating hydraulic thermostat
    • Ceramic pellets in burner tumble create natural-looking flames
    • Requires no venting
    • Zero clearance certified
    • Hem-bent seams eliminate unreliable screws and fasteners
    • Reliable standing/piezo ignitor and oxygen depletion safety sensor
    • Natural gas and propane models available
    • Specifications: 32 3/4" H x 31" W x 17 3/8" D
    • Framing Dimensions: 36 1/4" H x 34 1/2" W x 17 7/8" D
    • 5-year limited warranty
    * Please Note: A black 3 piece trim kit is included with this unit.

    *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.

    *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.

    This vent free fireplace has a charred oak log set and ceramic pellets in the burner that tumble to create natural-looking flames. The fireplace produces up to 32,000 BTU with 99.9%, and you can control the heat production with a built-in modulating hydraulic thermostat. The unit comes with a matte black hood and slat louvers, a reliable standing/Piezo ignitor, and an oxygen depletion safety sensor. The fireplace is zero clearance certified and requires absolutely no venting. The hem-bent seams eliminate screws and fasteners that may come loose. The required framing dimensions are 36 1/4" H x 34 1/2" W x 17 7/8" D and the unit's actual dimensions are 32 3/4" H x 31" W x 17 3/8" D. There is a five-year limited warranty.
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    Customer Questions & Answers
    7 Questions & 7 Answers
    Kevin
    from PA asked:
    September 26, 2015
    Do I need a separate regulator for the outside of this Empire Vail Premium vent-free propane fireplace?
    1 Answer
    Like all propane hearth appliances, a secondary regulator will be needed to reduce the inlet pressure to between 11"-13" w.c.
    Will M.
    on September 28, 2015

    Dan
    from Drums, PA asked:
    March 11, 2015
    Does this fireplace have a standing pilot or does the pilot work off of the remote and only come on when you turn it on?
    1 Answer
    This model utilizes a standing pilot system and is among the most reliable of the vent free units we offer.
    eFireplaceStore
    on March 11, 2015

    Barb
    from Houston, TX asked:
    September 12, 2014
    Does this mean you have a firplace that burns propane (32,000 BTU's) without venting? Sounds unbelievable. Please explain.
    1 Answer
    Vent free fireplaces can be an excellent alternative to a vented model, but there are many factors to take into account before deciding if one is right for you or not. The technology is not all that different from a gas range. The burners in a vent free unit are precisely engineered to use very small perforations or lanced ports in the burner tube. As such, the gas flow is divided into a large number of small jets, allowing complete combustion of the fuel to occur. The log sets that are used in these systems are notched and include mounting pins so that they can only be set up one way. The assembly does not interfere with the flame pattern, allowing the flame to burn cleanly, without producing soot. The system works well in larger rooms, with good air quality and plenty of ceiling height for circulation to occur. Vent free systems are not recommended if any of the following applies to you: 1. Your home has pets or is frequently dusty. 2. The room you plan on installing the unit into is less than 10 x 10 and is not directly open to an adjacent larger space. 3. Your home is prone to dampness or high relative humidity. 4. Your home is new or newer and extremely well insulated. Any of the above scenarios do not bode well for a vent free unit. Dust and pet hair can can be pulled into the unit and burned off, creating an unpleasant odor and leaving a film on interior walls. Smaller rooms become stuffy and tightly insulated homes cause issues with oxygen depletion. Damp homes can develop condensation on windows, as vent free fireplace release moisture as part of their operation. If none of the above describes your installation, a vent free unit may be an excellent source of supplemental heat.
    eFireplaceStore
    on September 12, 2014

    Lee
    from Powhatan, VA asked:
    August 22, 2014
    How much clearance is needed on the sides of the front of the fireplace during installation?
    1 Answer
    This unit has an overall front width of 34 inches, with a framing width requirement of 34 1/2 inches. This puts the required clearance at 1/4 inch on either side for this model.
    eFireplaceStore
    on August 22, 2014

    Alec Buckner
    from Saint Charles, MI asked:
    February 14, 2013
    My fireplace is giving out an odor.
    1 Answer
    Odor emitting from a vent-free fireplace system is not uncommon, especially the first few times the fireplace is lit. Any manufactured gas fireplace system will have a curing process that takes several hours of burn time to complete. Moreover, some vent-free customers will be able to smell the gas burning even after this process is complete; this depends on each individual's sense of smell.
    Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist
    on February 14, 2013

    cheryl
    from Maine asked:
    January 11, 2013
    Do you carry propane fireplaces that can be viewed from front and back?
    1 Answer
    We do carry several models of vent free fireplaces that are constructed in a "see-through" configuration. One unit that is from the same Empire Vail product line is the Vail Premium Vent-Free Propane See-Thru Fireplace - 36 Inch. While the picture depicts a peninsula model, this unit will arrive as a see through version with both short ends closed.
    Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional
    on January 11, 2013

    DEAN OPBROEK
    from idaho asked:
    January 10, 2012
    Do ventless propane fireplaces cause a film on the windows?
    1 Answer
    Whether or not a vent free appliance will create a film depends largely on the air quality and volume in the home. If the appliance is burned in a humid environment, it can cause a gradual buildup of condensation on the glass which will dry and leave a film. Also, if the appliance is burned in a home with a good amount of dust or pet hair, a fine film can result on windows as well. Generally, these are the only conditions that will cause this issue. Vent free fireplaces that are burned in a large, open area or in a home with good air quality will not cause this issue.
    Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional
    on January 10, 2012

    Customer Reviews
    4.5
    12 Reviews
    5
    58% (7)
    4
    33% (4)
    3
    8% (1)
    2
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    92% Recommend this product (11 of 12 responses)
    By Thomas from SUGAR GROVE on October 12, 2016
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Great product
    This fireplace insert has met all my expectations. it works flawlessly and is a great addition to my living room.
    ProsLooks great, Works flawlessly,
    ConsNone
    By Tim from EDENTON on August 12, 2016
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Nice Unit
    Very nice Fire Place, easy to install.
    By David from Bay Minette on March 26, 2016
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Well constructed. Attractive.
    This unit appears well constructed. I am currently installing it. I will add further comments after complete installation.
    ProsAs described in sales literature. Attractive and concise install instructions.
    ConsNone
    By Kevin from Pa on December 9, 2015
    Nice fireplace but smells alot
    Nice looking , heats up quickly, just smells like gas
    ProsNice looking Heats good Easy to install
    ConsSmells like gas a lot
    By JIm from MEDFORD on November 9, 2015
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Empire Vail Premium
    Great fireplace for the price but does not allow for a remote so there is a little extra work involved
    By Carol from Harrodsburg, KY on February 20, 2015
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Everything We Wanted in a Fireplace
    We've had our Empire Vent-free fireplace approximately 2 months now and it has done exactly what we needed it to do. We bought it as back-up heat for our basement in case the power ever went out and we were gone. So far, that has not happened, but we just got back from vacation and set it on low as back-up for our furnace. While we were gone, temps dropped to -18 below zero and 14 inches of snow was on the ground when we arrived home. Our home was toasty warm upstairs and downstairs. Kudos to our Empire fireplace.
    By Harry from HARRODSBURG, KY on January 29, 2015
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    fantastic experience
    We ordered our fireplace on a Thursday and it was delivered the following Tuesday. The delivery man was very helpful in assisting us with it. When it was unpacked, we were more than pleased at the appearance of the fireplace. When it was all together and hooked up, we turned it on and it was just like being in a cabin in the woods with a real fireplace - so cozy. We are very pleased with the quality and the service from this seller. I would definitely recommend it my friends.
    By Troy Easley from Meredosia Illinois on January 21, 2015
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Nice
    Nice fireplace. Good value. Comes with blower.
    Conscould use heavier material
    By Mark Hunt from Goodyear, AZ on December 21, 2013
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Very Nice and Works Well
    This unit is doing a great job for the space we installed it in. The room is 20 x 30 and heats up nicely. The flames are nice looking and the fire is quiet. The fan included does not blow as well as others I have seen and is also a little noisy, but I've seen other units that the blowers are much more noisy than this unit. Installed the unit ourselves without any issues. The directions could be written a little better.
    ProsStock unit looks good and works well Flames look nice
    ConsNoisy blower Accessories look cheap so we did not install the optional doors The blower is temperature activated. I did not see that in the directions so when we first started the unit we thought it eas not working.
    By john from Williamstown, NJ on April 7, 2012
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Looks great and works very well.
    Very easy to install.
    ProsLooks great and does a fine job of heating a 12x24 room.
    Consnothing
    By Jimmie Sizemore from lexington,ky on January 17, 2012
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Vail Premium Vent-Free Natural Gas Fireplace - 32 Inch
    Very nice unit! Completely satisfied. Keeps our basement very warm.
    ProsEverything
    Consnothing
    By David from Connecticut on January 2, 2012
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Vail Premium Vent-Free Propane See-Thru Fireplace
    Well made unit. Installation is straight forward. Could use some better instructions for the burner unit regarding remote control options. Looks great when finished with optional trim kits.
    ProsEasy install, looks great, see through design.
    ConsInstallation of extruded outer frame is difficult and wimpy using supplied hardware. I drilled and countersunk some holes in the frame and used sheet metal screws to attach firmly.
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