Empire Comfort Systems


Empire 36" Tahoe Direct Vent Luxury Fireplace

Control: 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 the combustion air
  • May be used as the primary heat source
  • Can operate with a remote or thermostat
  • Most systems can provide live-saving heat during a winter power outage

Tahoe Direct-Vent Fireplaces

Tahoe Clean-Face Deluxe models feature our Contour tube-style burner, designed to complement the hand-painted ceramic fiber log set, and produce a natural dancing flame.

The Clean-Face Deluxe Fireplace comes with a discreet air distribution channel that eliminates the look of louvers, yet still allows you to operate the optional blower. It features a large tempered glass window that provides an unobstructed view to the log set. Choose an optional liner to customize your fireplace.

Tahoe Clean-Face Deluxe models require 17-3/4, and use 4 x 6-5/8 venting, making them ideal for applications where wall-cavity space is tight.

Designed for in-wall installation, your Tahoe Direct-Vent fireplace can be finished with tile or other non-combustible material, which conceals the outer edge of the fireplace to provide a true built-in appearance.

Tahoe Luxury

Tahoe Luxury models retain the same overall dimensions as Premium models but feature ceramic glass (for better heat transfer), a dimmer-controlled accent lamp inside the fireplace, automatic blower, and an intricately detailed 13-piece log set.

The larger Slope Glaze Excess Burner provides a fuller ember bed and generates more heat than a comparably sized Premium model.

Liner options for Luxury Models include: Banded Brick, Stacked Limestone, and Black Reflective.

Luxury models are offered in Millivolt, IP, and Multi-Function remote models.

Controls Description:

Millivolt: Luxury 36-inch Direct-Vent Fireplace, 13-pc Log Set, Slope Glaze "Excess" Burner, Millivolt, Standing Pilot/Piezo, Blower, Dimmer Light, 30,000 Btu - Propane / Natural Gas
Millivolt models feature a standing pilot that you light at the beginning of each heating season using the pushbutton Piezo igniter. Millivolt systems require no electric or battery backup. The systems work with any of our optional remote control accessories – from simple wall switches to thermostats to hand-held programmable remotes. 

IP: Luxury 36-inch Direct-Vent Fireplace, 13-pc Log Set, Slope Glaze "Excess" Burner, Electronic Ignition Intermittent Pilot, Blower, Dimmer Light, 30,000 Btu - Propane / Natural Gas
Intermittent Pilot models eliminate the standing pilot for even greater energy savings. IP requires 120V AC to operate on a daily basis but can run on battery backup to provide heat during a power outage. IP technology works with any of our optional remotes.

Multi-Function: Luxury 36-inch Direct-Vent Fireplace, 13-pc Log Set, Slope Glaze "Excess" Burner, Multi-Function Remote, Blower, Dimmer Light, 30,000 Btu - Propane / Natural Gas
Multi-Function Remote models include a thermostat remote control that automatically varies flame height and blower speed to maintain your pre-set temperature.

*Please Note: Banded brick liner ,Mantel, Arch louver is shown in image, however not included in this product (sold separately).


  • Available in 36" and 42" sizes.
  • Tempered Glass: 22 x 32 1/2
  • Top Venting: 4 x 6 5/8 (Refer to manual for venting requirements)
  • Framing: 40 7/8 H x 39 3/8 W x 19 7/8 D  (see manual before framing)
  • Pallet Quantity: 4
  • Includes:
    • Blower and Dimmer Controlled Accent Light
    • Log Set
  • Requires: 
    • Fireplace Barrier OR Door Set and Frame with Barrier
    • Liner

CA Residents: See Prop 65 WARNING.


    Liner Kits

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    Black Reflective Fireplace Floor Panel

    • Color: Reflective Black
    • Reflective quality amplifies the flame presentation
    • Designed to cover the fireplace floor and conceal the burner
    • Offers a thoroughly modern appearance

    Banded Brick Ceramic Fiber Fireplace Liner

    • Gives your fireplace a traditional look
    • Uses dark "creamed coffee" bricks in a running bond course
    • Accent band of diagonal bricks
    • Durable ceramic fiber construction

      Stacked Fieldstone Fireplace Liner

      • Gives your fireplace a traditional look
      • Rustic design with irregular stones and no mortar
      • Durable ceramic fiber construction



      Click to see Accessories


      24 Inch Flexible Stainless Steel Gas Line

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

      Platinum Glowing Fireplace Embers

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


      Traditional Log and Ember Bed Kit 

      • Include: six (6) burnt log pieces, white ash, and lava rock

      *This kit is not for use atop a burner.

      Control Options (For Millivolt Only)

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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

      Battery-Operated Remote with Thermostat Control - FRBTC

      • Battery-operated remote control for Empire remote-ready appliances
      • Turns the heater on and off and adjusts the thermostat

      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.

      Programmable Battery-Operated Remote Control - FRBTP

      • Battery-operated remote control for Empire remote-ready appliances
      • Programmable and easy to use

      FWS1 Fireplace On/Off Switch

      • 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 IP

      (Incl stepper motor, Thermostat Remote, and Wiring)

      Remote Kit, Variable Flame Height, Natural Gas or Propane

      • Fireplace Type: Standard(RVKP, RVKN)
      • Vent Type: Vented(RVKP, RVKN)
      • Remote Control Variable Flame Height Kit
      • Available for Propane or Natural Gas Burner Systems


      Barrier and Door Frame 

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      Fireplace Barrier Screen

      Color: Matte Black

      Door Frame with Barrier Screen

      • Color: Matte Black
      • Includes matte black door frame and set of operable matte black rectangular doors
      • Door frame includes safety barrier screen
      • Doors and frame are designed to work as a glass overlay

      Door Set (Requires Door Frame with Barrier)

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      Rectangle Door Set (DVDB36CBL)
      • Set of operable matte black rectangular doors
      • All steel construction and computer welded

      Outer Frame and Bottom Trim 

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      Steel Frame, Black (DVF36BL)

      • 3-piece outer frame
      • Transitions appliance to adjoining surface

      Steel Frame, Hammered Pewter (DVF36HP)

      • 3-piece outer frame
      • Transitions appliance to adjoining surface

      Firebox and Fireplace Bottom Trim Kit (FBS36HP)

      • Bottom trim kit for fireplaces and fireboxes
      • Available in hammered pewter


      Click to see Louvers options

      Decorative Mission Louvers (FBG36MBL)


      • Decorative mission louvers
      • Available with matte black

      Decorative Arch Louvers (FBG36ABL)


      • Decorative arch louvers
      • Available with matte black