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 1/2 inches wide by 3 1/4 inches high by 3 1/2 inches deep
Compatible Vantage vent-free fireboxes
Compatible Vantage wood-burning fireboxes
Compatible Vantage direct vent fireboxes
Compatible Vantage B-vent fireboxes**
Manufacturer: Vantage Hearth Part Number: BK eFireplaceStore Item Number: CUI-BK
Could this item provide heat independently or does the heat source solely come from the fireplace?
By eFireplaceStore on December 3, 2014
This fan is designed to circulate the heat produced by the fireplace while it is burning, but it does not have its own heating element. As such, it cannot provide supplemental heat on its own.
By West from Seattle, WA on July 30, 2014
Could you please provide some dimensional information on this product? I've looked at the manual and it provides none.
By eFireplaceStore on July 31, 2014
Per the manufacturer, this blower measures 4 inches by 4 inches by 12 inches overall.
By John from New Jersey on December 17, 2012
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 Ted from Cincinnati, OH on October 6, 2014
Does this work with vent free gas log sets in a firebox of an existing fireplace? Also, does it need a cover or is a cover included?
By eFireplaceStore on October 7, 2014
This is manufactured for installation in the enclosed compartment of a prefabricated fireplace and cannot be installed within an existing firebox. If you have a prefabricated fireplace, it may have provisions for a blower, however masonry fireplaces cannot utilize a blower with vent free gas logs.
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 Tony from Florence, SC on April 30, 2015
How many CFM's of air does this Vantage Hearth squirrel cage blower kit move?
By Brennan W. on April 30, 2015
This blower operates at 75 CFM.
By Keith from Farmington Hills, MI on September 23, 2014
What's the CFM on this blower?
By eFireplaceStore on September 23, 2014
Per the manufacturer, the measured CFM on this model is 75.
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.