Empire Comfort Systems


Empire 48" Tahoe Premium Direct Vent Gas Fireplace

Ignition Type: Millivolt
Fuel Type: Propane

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A Direct-Vent system uses two vent pipes. One draws air in from outdoors to support combustion. The other exhausts the by-products of combustion to the outside. The two vent pipes may be concentric (exhaust pipe within a larger diameter intake pipe) or co-linear (separate pipes of about the same size).

Combustion takes place inside a sealed chamber – with a glass front in the 
case of a fireplace. Room air circulates around the combustion chamber, often assisted by a blower, to heat the room.

A DV system is often installed along an outside wall to simplify the vent run, 
but can also be installed elsewhere in the home and vented through the roof.


  • Good efficiency – 60 to 80%
  • Good heat output with thermal transfer through the glass and air circulation
  • Separates room air from combustion air
  • May be used as primary heat source
  • Can operate with a remote or thermostat
  • Most systems can provide live-saving heat during a winter power outage

Tahoe Premium (DVP)

Tahoe Premium Fireplaces include a tempered glass view window and a four-piece log set, mounted atop our legendary Slope Glaze Burner for a rich flame pattern within a taller, deeper log stack that complements the deeper fireplace (20 inches).

Liner options for Premium Models include: Aged Brick, Herringbone, Stacked Limestone, and Black Reflective.

Tahoe Premium Fireplaces are available in Millivolt, and Intermittent Pilot and Multi-Function Remote Control models.


  • Available in 36", 42" and 48" sizes
  • Up to 30,000 BTUs
  • Tempered Glass: 22 x 42 1/2
  • Available in Millivolt, Intermittent Pilot and Multi-Function Control
  • Liner options to choose from: Aged Brick, Herringbone Brick and Black Reflective
Includes: Log Set

Requires:Fireplace Barrier or Door Set and Frame with Barrier


Model DVP48
Actual Dimensions 37 5/8 H x 49 W x 19 7/8 D
Framing Dimensions 37 3/4 H x 49 3/8 W x 19 7/8 D
Fuel Type Natural Gas / Propane
Vent Type Direct Vent
Vent Size 5/8
Ignition Type Millivolt / Intermittent Pilot / Multi Function
Installation Type Zero Clearance
Style Traditional
Vent Inner Diameter 5 Inches
Vent Outer Diameter 8 Inches
Input BTU/HR (KW/H) Max/Min (Propane) 30,000/24,000
Input BTU/HR (KW/H) Max/Min (Natural Gas) 30,000/20,500

CA Residents: 
See Prop 65 



Rectangle Door Set
  • Type: Door set
  • Finish: Black
  • Shape: Rectangle
  • Include handles
  • Note: Door Set Required Door Frame with Barrier



    Decorative Arch Louvers

    • Decorative arch louvers
    • Finish: Matte Black

    Click to see Barrier and Door Frame

    Black Barrier Only

    • Finish: Matte Black

      Door Frame with Black Barrier

      • Finish: Matte Black
      • Door frame with Barrier required for door set

      Click to see Liner Options

      Aged Brick Liner

      • Ceramic fiber liner
      • Realistic brown bricks with charcoal mortar
      • Finish: Aged Brick
      • Gives your firebox the look of a real masonry fireplace.

      Herringbone Brick Liner

      • Ceramic fiber liner
      • Finish: Herringbone Brick
      • Gives your firebox the look of a real masonry fireplace.

      Black Porcelain Liner 

      • Finish: Black Porcelain
      • Gives your firebox a contemporary modern look
      • Reflective black metal design enhances and amplifies the appearance of flames

      Click to see Frame and Trim

      Steel Frame, Black

      • Finish: Matte Black
      • 3-piece outer frame
      • Transitions appliance to adjoining surface
      • Easy Install Design

      Steel Frame, Hammered Pewter

      • Finish: Hammered Pewter
      • 3-piece outer frame
      • Transitions appliance to adjoining surface
      • Easy Install Design

      Trim Kit, Bottom 

      • Available in hammered pewter
      • Bottom trim completes the fourth side of the color frame.

      Click to see Control Options

      FRBC Battery Operated On or Off Remote Control

      • Turn burner OFF and ON using two-button handheld remote (Adjust flame from low to high using knob on the valve)
      • Does not require running wire to the fireplace
      • Requires batteries for the receiver and for the handheld remote
      • Operates during power outages

      FRBTC2 Battery Operated Thermostat Remote Control

      • Type: Remote Control
      • Millivolt Control Options Only
      • Turns heater adjusts Thermostat
      • Battery-operated remote control

      FREC Electric On-Off Remote Control with Battery Transmitter

      • Millivolt Control Options Only
      • Remote control with Battery transmitter for Empire remote-ready appliances
      • Easy and convenient to use
      • The receiver must be plugged in.

      FRBTPS Battery Operated Programmable Touch Screen Remote Control

      • Type: Remote Control
      • Millivolt Control Options Only
      • Programmable and easy to use
      • Battery-operated remote control

      FWS1 Wall Switch On/Off 

      • On-Off wall switch for Empire remote-ready appliances

      • Mounts conveniently on wall

      TMV Wall Thermostat Reed Switch

      • Wall thermostat with reed switch for Empire remote-ready appliances
      • Mounts conveniently on wall

      TRW Wall Thermostat Wireless Remote

      • Wall thermostat with wireless remote for Empire remote-ready appliances
      • Thermostat mounts conveniently on wall

      Variable Remote for Intermittent Pilot (Natural Gas / Propane)

      • Model: RVKN - Natural Gas
      • Model: RVKP - Propane 
      • Type: Remote Kit
      • Variable Flame Height Kit
      • (Incl stepper motor, Thermostat Remote, and Wiring)

      Auto Blower

      • Variable-speed blower
      • Includes temperature switch
      • Increases overall working efficiency of the fireplace

      Flexible 24" Stainless Steel Gas Line

      • Flexible Fas Line
      • Finish: Stainless Steel
      • Ideal for the connection of a variety of gas appliances

      Platinum Embers

      • Platinum glowing fireplace embers
      • Can be placed directly on the burner
      • Includes approximately 1 gram of ember material


      Ember Kit

      • Comes with Traditional Log
      • Burnt Log Pieces, White Ash and Lava Rock Included

      Pipe Reducer

      • DV Vent Pipe Reducer
      • For use with direct vent only
      • Attach to top of fireplace

      Conversion Kits

      • Natural Gas to Propane 
      • Propane to Natural Gas
      • For use with Millivolt / Intermittent Pilot & Multi-Function Control
      • For Tahoe Direct Vent Premium Fireplaces


        • 10-year limited warranty on combustion chamber; limited lifetime on glass
        • All other parts carry a 3-year limited warranty
        • All Remote Controls carry a 1-year limited warranty