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Empire 28" Medium Spirit Cast Iron Vent Free Gas Stove (25,000 BTU)

Empire 28" Medium Spirit Cast Iron Vent Free Gas Stove (25,000 BTU)

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Shelf Kit - Includes Left and Right

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24-Inch Flexible Stainless Steel Gas Line

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Variable Remote for Intermittent Pilot

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A Vent-Free system uses room air for combustion and delivers 99.9% of the available heat energy directly to the room. Vent-Free systems have an unmatched safety record, thanks in part to their clean-burning technology and their Oxygen Depletion Sensor, which instantly shuts off the valve if oxygen in the room drops to and unsafe level. Because no venting is required, Vent-Free systems offer more installation options.

Vent-Free systems are limited to 40,000 Btu and must be operated as supplemental heating sources in conjunction with a central furnace that circulates air.


  • Unmatched efficiency – 99.9%
  • Offers the most installation versatility
  • Usually less expensive to buy and to install
  • Can operate with a remote or thermostat
  • Most systems can provide live-saving heat during a winter power outage

Empire Cast Iron Stoves

Vent-free Spirit Stoves come standard with Empire’s Contour burner system. The Contour Burner features precision-port technology to produce vibrant flames. Topped off with the hand-painted ceramic fiber log set and glowing embers, the effect is as realistic as a gas-fired stove gets – guaranteed to keep you and your guests mesmerized for hours.

Vent-free technology eliminates the need for venting, which greatly simplifies installation.

Choose from three sizes (10,000 BTU/20,000 BTU and 25,000 BTU) and three colors – porcelain black, porcelain mahogany, and matte black.

A special 10,000-Btu model is ideal for bedroom applications – where allowed by code.

i) Millivolt (MV)

Empire Cast Iron Stoves are available in two types of ignition – Millivolt (MV) and Intermittent Pilot (IP). The Millivolt system lights a standing pilot with a pushbutton piezo ignitor. Once the standing pilot is lit, the MV system operates with an on/off switch concealed on the back of the stove or with one of Empire’s optional remote control systems.

ii) Intermittent Pilot (IP)

IP systems eliminate the standing pilot for even greater energy savings. Pressing the on/off switch ignites the pilot, which then ignites the main burner. IP systems can also operate with an optional remote control system.


  • Up to 25,000 BTUs Contour Burner
  • Richly detailed casting
  • Fully operable decorative cast iron doors
  • Available in three finishes: porcelain black, porcelain mahogany, and matte black
  • Optional side shelf sets available
  • Optional floor pads available
  • Traditional cast iron stove look
  • Your choice of finish and fuel type

Available Models


  • RCK30 replacement control cover required for RVKN or RVKP


  • 6-piece Log Set


Model VFD30CC
Dimensions 27 3/4" (H) x 28 1/16" (W) x 17 1/8"(D)
Dimensions with Shelves 27 3/4" (H) x 37" (W) x 17 1/8" (D)
Input BTU/HR (KW/H) Maximum
Input BTU/HR (KW/H) Minimum (Propane) 21,000
Input BTU/HR (KW/H) Maximum (Natural) 25,000
Input BTU/HR (KW/H) Minimum (Natural) 17,500



 Top of appliance (ceiling) 36 inches
Rear Wall 2 inches
Side Wall 6 inches
Heater Corners (45° angle) to Wall 4 inches
Floor 0 inches







Cast Iron Stove Left and Right Shelf Kit

  • Type: Stove Shelf Kit
  • Finish: Porcelain Black, Matte Black and Porcelain Mahogany
  • Material: Heritage cast iron
  • Set of traditional-style gas stove side shelves
  • Fit compact and medium stoves
  • Quick and straightforward installation



    Automatic Variable Blower

    • Type: Variable Blower
    • Automatic variable speed Blower for Empire heritage cast iron gas stoves
    • Improves efficiency and air distribution
    • Fits with Compact cast iron stove


    GF24 Flexible 24" Stainless Steel Gas Line

    • Flexible Fas Line
    • Finish: Stainless Steel

    *Cast Iron Stove Stone Inlays Replace Cast Iron Grids

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    Stone American Beauty Marble

    • Type: Inlays Kit
    • Color: American Beauty

    Stone Pearl Marble

    • Type: Inlays Kit
    • Color: Pearl

    Stone Cappuccino Marble

    • Type: Inlays Kit
    • Color: Cappuccino

    Stone Graphite Granite

    • Type: Inlays Kit
    • Color: Graphite Granite

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    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

    Click to see Variable Remote Option


    Remote Kit for Natural Gas / Propane

    • Model: RVKN - Natural Gas
    • Model: RVKP - Propane 
    • Type: Remote Kit
    • Variable Flame Height Kit


    RCK30 Replacement Control Cover

    • Model: RCK30
    • Type: Control Cover
    • Replacement Control Cover
    • For use with:
    • Remote Kit, Variable Flame Height, Natural Gas (RVKN)
    • Remote Kit, Variable Flame Height, Propane (RVKP)



    • All vent-free parts carry a five-year limited warranty with a five-year limited labor warranty.
    • All remote controls carry a one-year limited waranty.
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    Connor F.
    United States United States

    Nice and Toasty!

    The heating stove worked extremely well right out of the crate! I highly recommend USFireplace store for all of your fireplace needs, they shipped very quickly and kept me informed during the entire process. Thank you for keeping my cabin comfortable!

    US Fireplace Store Empire 28 Medium Spirit Cast Iron Vent Free Gas Stove (25,000 BTU) Review
    Jim W.
    United States United States

    Purchase of a Empire Vent Free Stove

    Over all experience was good. Received what I ordered in excellent condition. The price was competitive and the stove is installed and working well.

    US Fireplace Store Empire 28 Medium Spirit Cast Iron Vent Free Gas Stove (25,000 BTU) Review
    • Researched and ordered my fireplace from US FIreplace Store. Pricing was a fair value however, the customer service was EXCELLENT! I had an issue with the direct vent venting. I called US Fireplace and the correct items were sent out the next day AND Janessa stayed on top of my return authorization and sent me the permissions and documents I needed to return the incorrect item and no cost to me, including return shipping. Overall, I am a very satisfied customer and my fireplace looks and operates flawlessly. I am glad that I selected US FIreplace to source my direct vent fireplace. Thank you for the great service.


      Monteagle, TN

    • I had placed an order, through Lowe's Home Improvement, for an Electric Firebox: Revillusion RBF42. Ordered 1st part of January. Was told I would have it in 3 weeks. When checking to see is it came in, was told it was delayed to 3/15. Was then told is was delayed until 4/25. Waited until 4/27 to check on it. Was then told it was now delayed until August. This firebox was going in a new Sun Room addition. I could not get my final inspection until the Firebox was installed. I went on line and googled for this same product. US Fireplace Store web site was given to me. This was on a Saturday. I call and reached a very nice man. Explain what I was look for. He checked and told me they had 30 of them in stock. I almost fell out of my chair. I clarified with him the product I was wanting. I ask how soon could I get it. He told me it would ship today. Again, was amazed. It arrived on the following Monday. What a pleasure and a relief working with US Fireplace Store and their employees. Exceed my expectations.

      Thomas W.

      Fort Mill, SC

    • Great prices, quick delivery and fast hassle free services on the issue I encountered. I had purchased an electric fireplace unit that would not fit into the existing fireplace space. With one email I was able to get the wrong fireplace refunded and picked up at my home at no extra cost and the new one I purchased and delivered free of charge. Great company.

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      Denvers, MA

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