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    Superior/Vantage Hearth Squirrel Cage Manual Variable Speed Blower Kit

    List Price: $259.99
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    Product Details
    Manufacturer: Superior
    Part Number: BK
    eFireplaceStore Item Number: CUI-BK
    UPC: 043593043146


    • Product Dimensions: 15 1/2" W x 3 1/4" H x 3 1/2" D
    • Squirrel Cage Manual Variable Speed Blower Kit
    • If the blower used with a B-vent firebox, a separately purchased louver plate must be used
    • For use with Vantage Hearth wood-burning, direct vent, vent free, and B-vent model fireplaces

    Compatible Vantage Vent-Free Fireboxes
    • Model VBV36
    • Model VBV42
    • Model VFB32
    • Model VFB36
    • Model VFB42

    Compatible Vantage Wood-Burning Fireboxes
    • Model VB36
    • Model VC36
    • Model VC42

    Compatible Vantage Direct Vent Fireboxes
    • Model VCD
    • Model VT
    • Model VTC
    • Model VVC
    • Model VKC
    • Model VDVC

    Compatible Vantage B-Vent Fireboxes
    • Model VP3241
    • Model VP3251
    • Model VM36
    • Model VM42
    • Model VGL36
    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.
    Customer Questions & Answers
    9 Questions & 9 Answers
    Roger K.
    from Hickory, NC asked:
    February 5, 2020
    My gas insert unit is a Lennox ED4035CNM and is a constant speed non-variable blower. Will this work as a replacement for mine?
    1 Answer
    While this blower would not work for your fireplace, this Superior Variable Speed Blower with Wall Switch - FBK-200 would be an option. However, please note that the On/Off switch wiring from the wall to the receptacle located inside the gas control cavity would need to be replaced with the variable speed control wiring and wall-mounted speed control switch. If this is going to be too challenging, you could also install the Superior Variable Speed Blower with Thermostatic Snap Switch - FBK-250 and simply leave the current On/Off switch in the On setting.
    Submitted by: Will M. on February 6, 2020

    from 16057 asked:
    November 9, 2019

    Can this be used with a flame energy model XTD1.5-1?

    1 Answer
    No. The correct blower for the XTD 1.5 is the AC03095 from SBI.
    Submitted by: Cortney O. on November 11, 2019

    Steve B.
    from Santa Rosa, CA asked:
    November 4, 2019

    I have a DV33in33ln-4 with a variable speed blower that is becoming very noisy. Is there a replacement that is quieter?

    1 Answer
    Empire only offered one blower with that insert, and it is the one you have, which is included with it.  If the fan was formerly not as noisy, it may need to be replaced.
    Submitted by: Tyler M. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on November 5, 2019

    from NV asked:
    November 5, 2017
    What is the CFM rating?
    1 Answer
    This blower operates at 75 CFM.
    Submitted by: Kelsey C. on November 6, 2017

    from Klamath Falls, OR asked:
    October 17, 2015
    I want to use this Vantage Hearth squirrel cage manual variable speed blower on an Empire Keystone Deluxe B-vent louvered gas fireplace 34". Although this blower listed above is operated by a manual control is it also thermally activated to turn on and off when the fireplace is started and turned off. Would this work for my fireplace?
    1 Answer
    This blower is not the listed blower for your Empire Keystone 34" model. You will need the Empire FBB-4 Variable-Speed Fireplace Blower with Temperature Switch - FBB-4.
    Submitted by: Will M. on October 19, 2015

    from Florence, SC asked:
    April 30, 2015
    How many CFM's of air does this Vantage Hearth squirrel cage blower kit move?
    1 Answer
    This blower operates at 75 CFM.
    Submitted by: Brennan W. on April 30, 2015

    from Bellevue, WA asked:
    December 3, 2014
    Could this item provide heat independently or does the heat source solely come from the fireplace?
    1 Answer
    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.
    Submitted by: eFireplaceStore on December 3, 2014

    from Farmington Hills, MI asked:
    September 23, 2014
    What's the CFM on this blower?
    1 Answer
    Per the manufacturer, the measured CFM on this model is 75.
    Submitted by: eFireplaceStore on September 23, 2014

    from Memphis, TN asked:
    November 3, 2011
    How does this install and work?
    1 Answer
    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.
    Submitted by: Collin C. on November 3, 2011

    Customer Reviews
    10 Reviews
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    90% Recommend this product (9 of 10 responses)
    By Anthony M. from Carl Junction, MO on November 28, 2019
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Works perfect
    You guys helped us get a blower for our fireplace right before it got cold! Thanks!
    By Davisele from Saint Augustine, FL on June 25, 2019
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Easy installation
    Has strong magnets to hold it in place. If ever need to service just unplug & pull it out!! Sweet!!
    ProsVery easy installation
    ConsNone to speak of
    By Ralph A. from Texas on October 17, 2018
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Good item
    Not very loud. My other fire place fan was very loud.
    By Jeffrey from Beaverton, OR on November 11, 2017
    Circulates the air fairly well. This fan is noisy. It makes an irritating droning noise that gets louder and higher in pitch with higher speeds. I never run this fan at higher than 50% speed because it becomes unbearably annoying at maximum speed. If I'm watching a movie, I won't even turn this fan on because it's distracting.Since it's a squirrel cage fan, I thought it would be silent.Regardless of how irritating the noise is, I still use the fan. I have a WCT series fireplace and with this fan, it gets my 600 sq ft living room HOT.
    ProsFunctional. Good airflow.
    ConsNoisy as all hell.
    By jim from Saint Joseph on January 26, 2017
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    great product
    Much better than the three fan system that comes stock!
    By Robert from Mason City on December 1, 2016
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Problem Solved
    The first one I received was damaged when I opened the box. I contacted these guys and another one was sent. I just had to provide pictures of the damaged item and there were no questions asked. Received the next one in good order put it in and it works great. Much better than the original 3 blade blower this replaced. Quieter and moves much more air.
    By Bill from FARMINGDALE on May 28, 2016
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Outdated instructions.
    This blower could not be mounted through the louvers as depicted and required a number of calls to determine an alternate mouting location. The fan seems to operate well.
    By Gilbert M. from Houston on December 23, 2015
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Blower is the only way to go
    Like the fact that the installation was so easy and the performance is better than expected
    By Roderick from Mandeville on December 8, 2015
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Our new fireplace fan
    We have enjoyed adding the fan to our new fireplace. It adds additional warmth to our living room while the fireplace is operating.
    By Sherwood J. from florida on December 31, 2014
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    arrived on time in perfect condition
    Exactly what we needed
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