By Ersie from North Carolina on February 27, 2016
How much air flow should you feel with this blower?
By Brennan W. on March 1, 2016
Answer:You will not necessarily feel much air from this blower when it is installed. Its purpose is more to circulate heat than to push it out forcefully.
By Richard from Columbus, OH on February 7, 2017
Do the Superior/HP magnetically attached fans come in a kit with the AC power cord and power rheostat switch? Also, do they turn on and off automatically when the heat reaches a certain temperature?
By Will M. on February 7, 2017
Answer:This blower will arrive with the cord and rheostat for controlling the speed manually, but this will not have a thermal switch for automatic thermostatic operation. Please note that this is a listed blower which has only been safety tested with various FMI/Superior fireplaces.
By Jonathan from SC on November 1, 2014
Can a blower like this one be added after the initial fireplace installation?
By eFireplaceStore on November 3, 2014
Answer:It can indeed. There is an access panel beneath the floor panel inside the firebox that allows installation of a fan after the fact.
By Jason from Carbondale, IL on October 15, 2014
I have an FMI fire place insert Model #36EC11. Will this blower work with this older model insert?
By eFireplaceStore on October 16, 2014
Actually, no, this fan will not work with your model of fireplace. The proper blower for you is the FMI Triple Fan Blower
By Syd Field from Los Angeles on January 3, 2013
I have a small fireplace insert and use ceramic logs. I want to use this fireplace for heating, but all the air goes up and out the vent and all I do is burn gas without any heat. Will this rotary fan blower work, and does it have to be plugged in somewhere or does it magnetically attach?
By Kevin E. - Fireplace Specialist on January 3, 2013
Answer:This fan is made specifically for FMI's line of peninsula fireplaces. It is intended for installation within the body of the fireplace between the exterior wall and the interior combustion chamber. It does indeed require access to a 110-volt supply to operate.
By Robert from NM on December 12, 2013
How many cubic feet of air per minute does this fan move? How quiet is it? I don't want a noisy fan.
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on December 12, 2013
Answer:Per the manufacturer, this fan is listed at 145 CFM. The fan can definitely be heard when operating, but the sound level is not intrusive and is not loud enough to be a distraction.
By Levi from Russellville, AR on September 12, 2014
I bought this blower for my FMI 36" Bungalow (B36L). Does the blower sit with the magnetic base down? It does not line up with the louvers like this. Is this the correct position, or is it supposed to be shimmed to sit higher?
By eFireplaceStore on September 12, 2014
Answer:This unit should ship with a basic on/off switch, but a rheostat can be added to make the unit variable.
The blower is designed to mount in the back of the fireplace by installing it through the access panel beneath the bottom front refractory panel. When installed, the metal base should be facing upwards and be against the back wall.
By jon from Raleigh, NC on November 18, 2012
Is this something that a "handy" homeowner could install in a builder-installed gas fireplace?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on November 19, 2012
Answer:This blower is only listed for use with select FMI/Vantage Hearth/DESA woodburning fireplaces. To answer your question, yes, installation of a blower should be relatively simple for a handyman.
By Joanne from New Jersey on June 22, 2014
Is this the unit I need for model #CFS26NT - serial wp080a8ki?
By eFireplaceStore on June 23, 2014
Per the information I have located for your model in our data archive, the unit will need the FMI Rotary Blower
, which is a bit narrower than the model you are currently viewing.
By Doug Friedel from Maryland on December 10, 2016
Will this fan fit the WRT2042WS?
By eFireplaceStore on December 12, 2016
Answer:Unfortunately, the WRT2042 cannot use a fan, as the firebox is fully sealed. Only the circulating model, known as the WCT2042 can use a fan.
By Will M. on December 12, 2016
Answer:The WRT2042 is non-circulating and cannot be used with a blower.
By Lenny Gallo from Fredricksburg, VA on January 12, 2017
Does this product have the three prong cord coming off of it, and is included?
By Chaz on January 12, 2017
Answer:This blower will have a standard power cord that you will need an outlet to plug
into for operation.
By Robert from Huntsville AL on January 4, 2013
I have an FMI V36S insert. My question is will this kit work with this unit and how well does it work on the bottom? The reason for the placement question is that the mantle seems fairly warm and I was curious if a fan above the unit would circulate more warm air? The wall switch and plug are already in place in the bottom of the unit.
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on January 6, 2013
Answer:This is indeed the correct fan for your fireplace and is designed only to be placed in the bottom of the unit. It is designed to help circulate air in through the bottom louvers and force the air around the chassis and out of the top louvers. There is not a good way to mount the unit at the top of the fireplace and the increase in air movement would only be minimal. The fan by itself may not be enough to significantly cool the mantel. You may also consider the installation of a hood or mantel heat shield to deflect more heat.
By Karl from DE on March 21, 2013
Does this unit come with the cord ,variable switch, and thermal switch?
By Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on March 21, 2013
It comes with the cord and the variable speed switch, but it does not have a temperature switch. The FMI blower with this feature is the BKT blower
. Please note, that blower is only tested and listed for use within select FMI and Vantage Hearth gas fireplaces.
By Tim from Mascot, TN on January 24, 2015
I have an Underwriter Laboratories wood burning fireplace, model 36ECMII, and the BK3 fan kit has quit working. Will this specific squirrel cage blower replace the BK3 fan kit or do I have to use the BK3 fan? I noticed that the dimensions were slightly different than the dimensions of my fan kit.
By Brennan W. on January 26, 2015
By larry from reading pa. on November 23, 2011
Does this fan have a plug on it?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on November 23, 2011
Answer:Yes, this blower will have a standard power cord that you will need an outlet to plug into for operation.
By Robert from New London, NH on September 29, 2014
Is the blower visible after it is installed? I know that it is held on by magnets but I wanted to be sure that it is mounted on the inside of the trim and not on the outside of the fireplace.
By Tyler M. on September 29, 2014
Answer:No, this blower is installed inside the appropriate FMI/Vantage Hearth/DESA/Superior fireplace and is not visible.
By William from Orange, TX on September 29, 2014
Answer:It is mounted underneath the fireplace behind the front trim. Just make sure you change the trim to a louver.
By Bob from Twin Falls, ID on November 20, 2014
I have a 42 inch Crafstman wood burning fireplace and I bought a BK fan kit for it. I'm having a difficult time understanding how to install it without messing with the foil covered insulation at the back of it. What do I need to do? How does this fan attach to my unit?
By Kevin E. on November 20, 2014
Answer:This fan should fit on the floor of the fireplace chassis at the very rear, beneath the firebox. You'll need to remove the bottom brick panels to reach the access points in the floor. The blower is held in place by magnets on the rear and bottom of the unit.
By Billy from TX on November 20, 2014
Answer:It should magnetically attach directly below the firebox.
By Carey from CA on November 21, 2014
Answer:I tried to install mine through the louvered opening in the front of the fireplace but that opening is too small. I took the fire brick out and pulled the plate underneath and that provided the necessary room to get the fan in. The fan goes all the way to the back of the structure and connects magnetically to the rear metal wall. My foil insulation at the back of the fireplace was high enough to get the magnetic part of the fan assembly under the bottom edge of it and against the bare metal. The opening at the top of the fan has a small flange that laid up against the bottom edge of the insulation holding it against the rear wall. So, maybe your insulation slid down in shipment or something. Perhaps you can raise the insulation up some, mount the fan under it and hold it up with the fan housing? Good luck.
By Jonathan from SC on November 14, 2014
What type of power switch does this blower use?
By eFireplaceStore on November 14, 2014
Answer:This model uses a simple on/off rocker switch. However, a rheostat can be spliced into the power wire to allow variable speed operation.
By Tim Karr from Oxford, Michigan on December 17, 2016
My variable speed switch burned out for this fan. I would like to get a replacement for it.
By Will M. on December 19, 2016
Answer:We do not offer only the rheostat switch for this blower kit and only offer the complete blower assembly.
By Alvin from Darlington, SC on February 26, 2014
Will this work for replacement fan on VSG28ptc?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on February 27, 2014
Answer:This fan will be a bit too tall for your application, however we still have stock of the original GA series fan that was used with this unit. The item is not listed on our site any longer, but I can contact you via phone to place the order.
By Shirley from Hermann, MO on May 1, 2014
What runs this blower? Electricity, batteries, heat, or what?
By Will M. on May 1, 2014
Answer:This fan is made specifically for FMI's line of peninsula fireplaces. It is intended for installation within the body of the fireplace between the exterior wall and the interior combustion chamber. It requires access to a 110-volt supply to operate.
By William from orange, tx on July 16, 2014
Answer:The blower is powered by 120V. It will need a power lead run to the side of your fireplace to tie in the plug in the fireplace. Mine had a junction box on the right hand side. Wire this up and you are good to go. I was pleased with mine and hope you are too.
By Kenn from Georgia on July 17, 2014
Note: the blower referenced above has a single speed (High)
We installed a dimmer switch to allow us the flexibility to have control
to adjust (from Low to High) when needed.
By Kay from WY on December 4, 2015
How many CFM's does this FMI Rotary type fan blower with magnetic attachment produce?
By Tyler M. on December 4, 2015
Answer:Per the manufacturer, this fan is listed at 145 CFM.
By Bill from Northern Nevada on May 22, 2014
I have a FMI Craftsman FSD-C42LH can I put in two FSD-BK fans in, or can I only use one?
By eFireplaceStore on May 22, 2014
Answer:This fireplace is only designed to use one BK fan. Even if there was space for another to be used, it would have to be placed in line with the first fan. The obstruction that is caused is likely to diminish any benefit of having the second fan.
By Nick from TN on January 18, 2016
How is this FMI rotary type fan blower with magnetic attachment installed on a fireplace unit?
By Will M. on January 19, 2016
By Don from adelanto cal on October 27, 2011
Will this work with a Regency wood burning fireplace insert? I think its a 2003 regency insert.
By Kevin E. on October 28, 2011
Answer:This blower is specifically designed for FMI fireplaces. Further, it appears that Regency makes blowers specific for their inserts, as well.