This blower features a manually adjustable variable speed. This squirrel cage type of blower by Vantage can be used in a wide variety of Vantage Hearth wood burning, direct vent, and vent free fireplaces. If the blower is to be used in a B-vent type of firebox you must also use a separately purchased rolled louver plate. You should consult the owner's manual to see if your particular fireplace model is listed as compatible with this blower.
Squirrel Cage Manual Variable Speed Blower Kit
For use with Vantage Hearth wood-burning, direct vent, vent
free, and B-vent model fireplaces
If the blower used with a B-vent firebox, a separately
purchased louver plate MUST BE used.
Measures 15 ½ inches wide by 3 ¼ inches high by 3 ½ inches deep
Compatible Vantage vent-free fireboxes
Compatible Vantage wood-burning fireboxes
Compatible Vantage direct vent fireboxes
Compatible Vantage B-vent fireboxes**
order to be used with the B-vent models directly above, a separately
purchased rolled louver kit (not a stamped louver kit) must be used.
Louver kit models RL32, RL36, and RL42 are appropriate for this use,
depending on the size of the firebox in question.
Can this blower be used with American Hearth direct vent fireplaces?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on December 17, 2012
Unfortunately, no. This blower is only tested and listed for use with select FMI, DESA and Vantage Hearth fireplaces.
By Steve from Memphis,Tenn. on November 3, 2011
How does it install and work?
By Collin C. on November 3, 2011
This blower will install in the bottom of Vantage Hearth fireplaces, beneath an access panel in the floor. The blower will draw cool air through the bottom louvers on the face of the fireplace, then circulate the air around the back of the unit and out the top louvers. The heat from the chassis of the unit allows the air to be warmed substantially. The blower control will have long enough wiring to mount the control on the face of the unit. It has a variable control knob that will activate the blower and control the speed. It functions much like a light dimmer.
By Josie from Fredericksburg,Texas on January 16, 2013
Will this blower work or fit in a Forester Fireplace insert? The blower that is in there now does not work anymore.
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on January 16, 2013
We do not sell a blower made for your particular model, and all of our blowers are model-specific. We apologize for this inconvenience.