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Empire Vail Deluxe 26 Vent Free Gas Fireplace | VFD26FP |

Original price $1,190.00 - Original price $1,709.00
Original price
$1,190.00 - $1,709.00
Current price $1,190.00

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Vail 26 is perfect for built-in and custom mantel applications. Or choose one of our standard cabinet or corner cabinet mantels, available in four finishes - cherry, dark oak, oak, and white - plus unfinished hardwood. The 10,000 Btu Millivolt and Intermittent Pilot versions may be installed in bedrooms, where allowed by code.

Empire Vail Deluxe 26 Fireplace Brochure


  • See all available accessories here
  • Up to 20,000 BTUs
  • with Contour Burner
  • Includes Ceramic Fiber Log Set
  • Outer Frame and Louvers in Matte Black
  • Thermostat with Hi-Low Knob, Millivolt and Intermittent Pilot versions may be installed

Not recommended for use above 4,500 feet elevation

Empire Vail Deluxe 26 Vent Free Gas Fireplace | VFD26FP | Technical Details


Product Details

Fuel Type: Gas
Vent Type: Vent Free
Ignition Type: Millivolt or Electronic
Installation Type: Zero Clearance
Style: Traditional
Weight: 66 lbs.
Model: Natural Gas (NG) Propane (LP)
Max. (BTU/HR): 20,000 BTU's 20,000 BTU's
Min. (BTU/HR): 14,000 BTU's 14,000 BTU's
Empire Vail Deluxe 26 Vent Free Gas Fireplace | VFD26FP | Dimensions


Actual Dimensions

Height Width Depth
301/4" 30" 131/8"

Framing Dimensions

Height Width Depth
303/8" 301/4" 133/4"

Technical Drawings

For more detail please see the Installation Manual

VFD26 Technical Drawing 1
VFD26 Technical Drawing 2


1. What is the difference between the ignition types?

The basic Vail 26 (Thermostat with Hi-Low Knob) operates with a built-in modulating hydraulic thermostat that automatically manages the flame to maintain your preset room temperature. The Remote-Ready Millivolt Vail 26 (Millivolt with On/Off Switch) works with any of our battery operated Thermostat Remote Controls, or connect to a simple wall switch or wall thermostat. The Intermittent Pilot Vail (Intermittent Pilot with On/Off Switch) saves even more energy by eliminating the standing pilot - yet can still operate in a power outage with a battery backup.

2. How will the fireplace be delivered? Will the delivery driver bring it into my house?

All fireplaces are delivered via freight (tractor trailer truck) to the specified street address you provide us, we do provide free lift gate service with all freight deliveries. The delivery driver is only responsible for unloading the items from the truck, not to move them anywhere. For more information on the delivery process visit our FAQ page.

3. Where are the accessories for this fireplace?

You can find all of the available options on the accessories page.

4. How is the fireplace vented?

This fireplace is vent free and does not require any venting. Be sure to check your local codes as vent free appliances are not allowed in all states.

Questions & Answers

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  • Does this have a remote control?

    This unit does not have a remote standard with it, but they are available as an accessory. Thanks for the question!

  • Is there a glass front for fireplace or is it just open flame behind louvers

    There is no glass front for this model.  There is a mesh safety screen in front of the flames.  Thanks for your question!

Warning CA residents-Prop 65