Empire Comfort Systems


Empire 24" Whiskey River Refractory Log Set with Vent-Free Contour Burner

Control: Manual with Hi-Med-Low Knob
Fuel Type: Natural Gas

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Empire manufactures log sets and burners to suit any application in sizes ranging from 18", 24" and 30", in Natural Gas and Propane.

Empire offer both ceramic fiber and traditional refractory concrete logs. Each log is hand-painted to bring out the rich detail.

Empire Vent-Free Burners are approved for use in any certified vent-free firebox. They may be also installed in an existing wood-burning fireplace, with the damper closed, to operate as a vent-free heating system.

A vent-free Millivolt Loft Burner may also be installed as a decorative appliance in a vented fireplace to provide ambiance and light – but without the heat. In a vented installation, the burner cannot be operated by thermostat, and the flue damper must be blocked open.  A damper clamp is included with all Loft burners.

Traditional Vent-Free Log Sets

From the curve of each log to the height of the stack, Empire Log Set complements the burner pattern for a lifelike fire. Complete the illusion with one of our optional Ember Bed Kits and Platinum Glowing Embers.

Empire Vent-Free log set creates a consistent, controlled heat – without dangerous flare-ups or chilling die-downs. These gas logs warm your room quickly and efficiently while using about half the energy of a vented gas log.

Vent-Free Contour Burners 

These systems combine the burner and log set into one package.  Because they require a minimum of just 12 inches firebox depth, these compact systems fit easily into most fireplaces.

  • 18, 24 and 30-inch Vent-Free Burners – up to 40,000 BTUs
  • Millivolt (VFDR), Manual (VFDM), and Thermostat (VFDT) models
  • Special 10,000 Btu Millivolt model for bedroom applications (where allowed by code)

Whiskey River Log Set
The Whiskey River Log set features the same burner and ember package as the Flint Hill but with chunky, hand-painted Refractory logs. The Whiskey River set delivers rich warmth and bold looks to complement any style. The Flint Hill and Whiskey River are also offered in 10,000 Btu models for bedroom applications, where allowed by code.



  • Available in 18", 24" and 30" sizes.
  • Available in Natural Gas or Propane.
  • 7-piece log set
  • Includes Burner, Logs, and Glowing Embers
  • Burner Options:
    • Vent-Free/Vented Burners, Manual with Hi-Med-Low Knob
    • Vent-Free Burners, Thermostat with Hi-Low Knob
    • Vent-Free/Vented Burners, Millivolt with On/Off Switch
24" Contour Burners Fuel Type Control Valve Remote / Thermostat Use BTUs
(Min. / Max.)
VFDM24LBWN  Natural Gas Manual Control Valve Cannot Be Used With Remote or Thermostat 24,000 / 34,000 BTUs
VFDM24LBWP  Liquid Propane 26,000 / 34,000 BTUs
VFDR24LBWN  Natural Gas Millivolt Control Valve Available Remotes / Thermostats in Options & Accessories 24,000 / 34,000 BTUs
VFDR24LBWP  Liquid Propane 26,000 / 34,000 BTUs
VFDT24LBWN  Natural Gas Thermostat Control Valve Cannot Be Used With Remote or Thermostat 24,000 / 34,000 BTUs
VFDT24LBWP  Liquid Propane 26,000 / 34,000 BTUs
The vent-free contour burner available for Whiskey River includes three valve options:
  • VFDM - Manual (No Remote Available) - operates manually with off/pilot/3 position heat setting knob; Cannot be used with wall thermostats or remotes
  • VFDR - Millivolt (Remote Available, Not Included) - uses Piezo Ignitor Button - Remote-Ready (Available Remotes / Thermostats in Options & Accessories - sold separately)
  • VFDT - Thermostat (Knob Control, No Remote Available) - uses Piezo Ignitor Button; Five Position Manual Hi/Lo Thermostat Dial; Cannot be used with wall thermostats or remotes
Both the Millivolt (VFDR) and Manual (VFDM) models can also be used in a Vented Applications without heat. When installed for vented use, it can only be used as decorative appliance and cannot be used with a thermostat. The fireplace damper must be blocked partially open (damper clamp included) and cannot be operated with a thermostat.

CA Residents: See Prop 65 WARNING.





Traditional Log and Ember Bed Kit

  • Traditional Log and Ember Bed Kit
  • Includes: six (6) burnt log pieces, white ash, and lava rock
  • *This kit is not for use atop a burner.



28" to 48" Black Adjustable Fireplace Hood

  • Adjustable-fits 28" to 48" fireplace. Available in Black
  • Fireplace Hoods - Black
  • Adjust From 28" - 48"
  • It is 4-1/2" wide
  • Approximately 3 1/2" high
  • Surface mount
  • Huge selection to choose from


Platinum Glowing Fireplace Embers

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


    24 Inch Flexible Stainless Steel Gas Line

    • Stainless steel flexible gas line
    • 24" length
    • Ideal for the connection of a variety of gas appliances

    Click to see Remote Control Options (For Millivolt Only)

    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

    TDV1 Digital Wire Wall Thermostat

    • Wall Thermostat Digital with Wire
    • Voltage: 24


    All Empire Vent-Free products carry a five (5) year limited warranty with a five (5) year limited labor warranty. Remote controls carry a one (1) year limited warranty.

    Refer to Product Brochure for full warranty details.