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Empire 36" Vail Vent-Free Premium Fireplace with Slope Glaze Burner - IP Control

Empire 36" Vail Vent-Free Premium Fireplace with Slope Glaze Burner - IP Control

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Outer Frame and Bottom Trim


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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 of the valve if oxygen in the room drops to an 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

Vail Vent-Free Fireplaces

At 99.9 percent efficient, the Vent-Free Vail Fireplace delivers more heat for your energy dollars – 32,000 Btu for the Vail 32 and 36,000 Btu for the Vail 36.  Ceramic glazed pellets in the burner tumble and swirl the gas to produce a natural flickering flame.

The Vail 24 delivers the beauty of hand-painted ceramic fiber logs and natural flickering flames to dens, halls, and even bedrooms.

The Vail 26 Special Edition is the American-made fireplace system that ships complete in one package, and is also offered as a separate fireplace – perfect for built-in and custom mantel applications.

Vail Premium 32 and 36

The Vail 32 and 36 Premium Vent-Free Fireplaces feature hem-bent seams that provide a better seal while elimi­­nating dozens of screws and fasteners.  The result is a lighter, more rigid box that’s easier to install.

Choose one of two available log sets – Ceramic Fiber or Refractory. Both are hand painted for exceptional realism and exquisite detail.

Choose one of two liners – aged brick or stacked limestone to complement your decor.

The matte black arched screen front perfectly frames the logs and optional brick liner to create an exceptionally beautiful fireplace.  All Vail fireplaces come with matte black slat louvers and hood.


  • Opening:  24 7/8 H 36 W
  • Framing:  38 1/4 H x 39 1/2 W x 17 7/8 D
  • Pallet Quality: 4
  • Includes: Outer Frame, Hood, and Louvers in Matte Black
  • Requires: Log Set
  • Max BTU Input: 36,000
  • Min BTU Output:  25,000
  • Intermittent Pilot with On/Off Switch Includes AC Power Adapter (120VAC) with battery backup (switches to battery during power outage)
  • Vent free units do not require any venting products
  • 5-year limited warranty

*Please Note: Brick Liner and Logs are shown in image, however not included in this product.

CA Residents: See Prop 65 WARNING.


    Click to see Log Set Options (Required)

    Ceramic Fiber Log Set

    • 5 pieces
    • 30 in

    Sassafras Refractory Log Set


    • 6 pieces
    • 30 in

    Click to see Liner Kits

    Aged Brick Liner

    • Ceramic fiber liner
    • Realistic brown bricks with charcoal mortar
    • Smoked accents

    Stacked Fieldstone Liner

    • Gives your firebox the look of a traditional masonry fireplace
    • Light-colored bricks with realistic smoke patterns

    Black Porcelain

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

    Traditional Brick

    • Color: Tan Stacked
    • Optional accessory
    • Ceramic fiber liner
    • Realistic stacked brick pattern

    Banded Brick

    • Realistic dark bricks with charcoal mortar
    • Accent band of diagonal bricks

    Click to see Louvers Options

    Decorative Mission Louvers


    • Decorative mission louvers
    • Available with matte black and hammered pewter finish

    Decorative Arch Louvers


    • Decorative arch louvers
    • Available with matte black and hammered pewter finish

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    Note: Arch Doors require Arch Hinge Door Frame VFY36SBL

    Mission Arch Door Set Matte Black

    • Standard mission arch doors
    • Finish: Matte Black
    • These fireplace doors are made by the manufacturer of the fireplace for specific units They are not compatible with other units

    Mission Arch Door Set - Hammered Pewter

    • Standard mission arch doors
    • Finish: Hammered Pewter
    • These fireplace doors are made by the manufacturer of the fireplace for specific units They are not compatible with other units 

    Arch Door Set - Matte Black

    • Standard arch doors
    • Finish: Black
    • These fireplace doors are made by the manufacturer of the fireplace for specific units They are not compatible with other units

    Arch Door Set - Hammered Pewter

    • Standard arch doors
    • Finish: Hammered Pewter
    • These fireplace doors are made by the manufacturer of the fireplace for specific units They are not compatible with other units 

    Arch Door Frame - Matte Black

    • Model #: VFY36SBL
    • Arched door Frame. with hinges
    • Finish: Black
    • These fireplace doors are made by the manufacturer of the fireplace for specific units They are not compatible with other units

    Click to see Outer Frame & Bottom Trim Kit

    Steel Frame, Hammered Pewter

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

    Firebox and Fireplace Bottom Trim Kit

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



    Variable Remote for IP

    (Includes Stepper motor, Thermostat Remote, and Wiring)

    • Remote Kit for Natural Gas / Propane
    • Model #: RVKN - Natural Gas ; RVKP - Propane
    • Type: Remote Kit
    • Variable Flame Height 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.

    Platinum Glowing Fireplace Embers

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

    Automatic Single-Speed Fireplace Blower

    • Automatic single-speed blower
    • Improves fireplace efficiency and hot air distribution

    Flexible Stainless Steel Gas Line

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



    Extended Black Hood

    Fireplace hoods protect your surround, hearth and mantel from the intense heat that a wood burning fireplace can generate.

    • Type: Hood
    • Finish: Matte black
    • Use with 32" & 42" fireboxes and fireplaces
    • Extended hoods are used for installations with extended empire mantels.

    Cabinet Mantels with Base

    • Color: Oak, Dark Oak, Unfinished Hardwood, Cherry, White
    • Product Dimensions: 37 3/4" W x 38 1/2" H x 12 1/2" D
    • Built-in base
    • Compact design
    • Traditional styling
    • Five finishes available
    • Cabinet Mantels require 3-piece frame (a black frame is included with the fireplace)


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    • 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.

      John P.

      Denvers, MA

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