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    Empire Vail Premium Vent-Free Natural Gas Fireplace with Blower - 36" - VFP-36-BP21LN

    1,402.20
    List Price: $1,719.99
    Sale Price: $1,402.20
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    • 36" gas fireplace with realistic charred oak log set
    • Burner generates 36,000 BTUs with 99.9% efficiency
    • Includes matte black hood, matte black slat louvers, and a blower
    • 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: 34 3/4" H x 36" W x 17 3/8" D
    • Framing Dimensions: 38 1/4" H x 39 1/2" W x 17 7/8" D
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    Product Details
    Manufacturer: Empire
    Part Number: VFP36BP21LN
    eFireplaceStore Item Number: CUI-VFP36FP21LN-KIT
    UPC: 720968997593

    Features

    • 36" gas fireplace with realistic charred oak log set
    • Burner generates 36,000 BTUs with 99.9% efficiency
    • Includes matte black hood, matte black slat louvers, and a blower
    • 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: 34 3/4" H x 36" W x 17 3/8" D
    • Framing Dimensions: 38 1/4" H x 39 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.

    The realistic flames in this 36-inch gas fireplace are produced by ceramic pellets in a burner tumbler, producing up to 36,000 BTUs to heat your room. It features a built-in modulating hydraulic thermostat and requires no venting; it is also certified for zero clearance. The piezo ignitor and oxygen depletion safety sensor provide convenience and assure fire safety. The matte black hood and slat louvers add elegance, and a blower provides efficient heating by moving the heat around the room.
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    Customer Questions & Answers
    8 Questions & 8 Answers
    John
    from Mount Pleasant, SC asked:
    July 1, 2016
    Where do I find plans/specifications for insuring safety requirements are met for a ventless natural gas insert for a wood framed mantel enclosure?
    1 Answers
    These specifications would be located in the installation manual seen here.
    Chris C.
    on July 1, 2016

    Jess
    from PA asked:
    February 28, 2015
    Can this natural gas fireplace be installed as a loft model or does it have to go into an existing firebox?
    1 Answers
    This unit does not need to be installed in an existing fireplace. It can be framed by itself into your home.
    Brennan W.
    on March 2, 2015

    Sue
    from Ithaca, NY asked:
    October 2, 2014
    What is the difference between this fireplace and VFP-36-BP30LN?
    1 Answers
    The difference between this model and the VFP-36-BP30LN Vail Vent-Free Fireplace is the method of control and the blower feature. This VFP-36-BP21LN includes a blower, while the other model does not. However, this model must be manually-controlled with the built-in hydraulic thermostat, whereas the VFP-36-BP30LN Vail Vent-Free Fireplace offers a remote-ready millivolt valve to which you can add an optional hand-held remote control, wall switch or wall thermostat. Finally, the VFP-36BP31LN Vail features the remote-ready millivolt valve and the blower.
    Tyler M.
    on October 2, 2014

    Rich
    from Ohio asked:
    May 14, 2014
    Is there a brass trim kit available?
    1 Answers
    There is indeed. The item is the Empire 3 Piece Outer Frame for 36" Louvered Fireboxes and Fireplaces. Polished brass can be selected from the drop down menu.
    Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional
    on May 14, 2014

    Rick
    from Mt Laurel, NJ asked:
    July 13, 2013
    The description of this unit mentions a blower. Does the unit come equipped with the blower or is it extra? Also, is there a chain screen with the unit?
    1 Answers
    Yes, this particular model includes the variable speed blower. There is no chain screen with the unit, but it features a fixed mesh screen.
    Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist
    on July 15, 2013

    Ron
    from Concord, NC asked:
    November 10, 2012
    What is the rating of the blower? How large of an area can the unit heat? Is it a 110 or 220 unit?
    1 Answers
    This blower assembly has a rating of 100 CFM of air movement at its maximum setting. The blower uses a 115 volt power outlet. For the average home, this fireplace would heat an area of approximately 1,000 square feet.
    Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional
    on November 12, 2012

    pat
    from State College, PA asked:
    April 16, 2012
    Do they have a kit to convert to propane?
    1 Answers
    Unfortunately, no vent-free fireplace or stove can be field-converted from LP to NG or vice versa. However, this same model is available for use with propane. You can see the LP model here.
    Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist
    on April 16, 2012

    Joseph
    from New Jersey asked:
    October 29, 2011
    Does thus unit come with remote control starter and are there any doors or glass front on the unit?
    1 Answers
    This unit does not come with a remote or a remote ready pilot kit. The following unit is almost identical to this unit but does come with a remote ready pilot kit: Vail Premium Vent-Free Propane Fireplace with Remote Ready Controls - 36 Inch You would need to purchase the remote separately. Your remote control options will be located in the accessories tab. The doors and other decorative options are also located in the accessories tab.
    Chris M.
    on October 30, 2011

    Customer Reviews
    4.5
    12 Reviews
    5
    58% (7)
    4
    33% (4)
    3
    8% (1)
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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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