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    Empire FBB-4 Variable-Speed Fireplace Blower with Temperature Switch - FBB-4

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    Product Details
    Manufacturer: Empire
    Part Number: FBB4
    eFireplaceStore Item Number: CUI-FBB4
    UPC: 720968916167


    • Variable-speed fireplace blower
    • Includes temperature switch
    • For use with the following:
      • Vail Special Edition, 26" Vail, and Premium fireplaces
      • Tahoe Deluxe and Premium fireplaces
      • Studio Premium fireplaces
      • Keystone Deluxe and Premium fireplaces
    * Please Note: Requires the Empire Wire Extension Kit (item cui-fbbx) to operate on a VFD26 model fireplace.

    Prop 65 Warning WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

    Enhance the efficiency of your fireplace with this Empire FBB4 Variable-Speed Fireplace Blower with Temperature Switch.
    Customer Questions & Answers
    21 Questions & 21 Answers
    Joseph B
    from Susquehanna, PA asked:
    March 1, 2019
    Is an FBB5 unit an exact replacement for FBB4?
    1 Answer
    The FBB5 is a different blower than the FBB4.
    Submitted by: Brennan W. on March 1, 2019

    Terry M
    from Big Bear Lake, CA asked:
    February 26, 2019
    Will this work with dvx36fp91ln-2?
    1 Answer
    This will indeed work with your unit.
    Submitted by: Brennan W. on February 27, 2019

    from Lafayette, IN asked:
    February 24, 2019
    Will this blower work with my DVCD32FP30 Fireplace? And will I need the additional wiring kit?
    1 Answer
    This will indeed work with the DVCD32FP30, and will not require the additional wiring kit.
    Submitted by: Brennan W. on February 25, 2019

    Jim M
    from Norfolk, NE asked:
    April 14, 2018
    Will this fit my DVP42FP33n-1 fireplace?
    1 Answer
    Submitted by: Owen O. on April 16, 2018

    from Carleton, MI asked:
    January 17, 2018
    Which thermostat do you recommend to go with this fan?
    1 Answer
    Here is the wall thermostat you can use.
    Submitted by: eFireplaceStore.com on January 17, 2018

    Jason P
    from Lafayette, IN asked:
    January 3, 2018
    Would this blower fit DVD36FP70N-1?
    1 Answer
    This is indeed the listed blower for the DVD36FP70N-1.
    Submitted by: Will M. on January 3, 2018

    from Spokane, WA asked:
    November 26, 2017
    Will this fit empire model DVD36FP33N-1?
    1 Answer
    Yes, this is the correct blower for that unit.
    Submitted by: Owen on November 27, 2017

    from PA asked:
    November 1, 2017
    How many CFMs are output by the blower?
    1 Answer
    This blower has an output of 90 CFMs.
    Submitted by: Brennan W. on November 2, 2017

    from Dubuque, IA asked:
    January 26, 2017
    Will this blower work with the DVD36FP30N-1? How difficult is the install?
    1 Answer
    This blower is indeed compatible. It is not difficult to install provided you already have your unit hardwired for electric.
    Submitted by: Brennan W. on January 26, 2017

    from Sandwich, IL asked:
    September 21, 2016
    Will the blower fit empire DVD36FP30N-2?
    1 Answer
    The FBB4 is indeed compatible with your Empire fireplace.
    Submitted by: Chris C. on September 21, 2016

    from Piscataway, NJ asked:
    February 16, 2014
    What is the temperature at which the blower turns itself on?
    1 Answer
    Per the manufacturer, the thermal switch is calibrated to activate at 120 degrees for this model.
    Submitted by: Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on February 17, 2014

    from VA asked:
    February 8, 2014
    Does the variable control switch allow the fan to be cut off if the user did not want fan to run at all?
    1 Answer
    Yes. The rheostat has a fully off position that will bypass the thermal switch and keep the blower from operating, should you not want the additional circulation or noise.
    Submitted by: Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on February 10, 2014

    from Pittsburgh asked:
    September 21, 2013
    How much power is needed to run it?
    1 Answer
    This fan will operate on 110 volts and draws approximately 3 amps on start up, leveling out to 1.3 amps when running. Power draw is only 50 watts and as such, it could easily be powered by a backup power source.
    Submitted by: Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on September 23, 2013

    from Indianola, IA asked:
    August 2, 2013
    Does it come with the fan control, speed control knob and speed control parts?
    1 Answer
    This blower features both a temperature switch, a variable speed thermostat and the requisite wiring.
    Submitted by: Dawn H. on August 2, 2013

    from St. Charles, IL asked:
    April 10, 2013
    Will I need to install it myself or can I get it pre-installed?
    1 Answer
    Because of the damage that can occur to the relatively fragile blower cage, the blower must be installed on site. Installation of the blower is relatively straightforward and is covered in the included owner's manual.
    Submitted by: Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on April 10, 2013

    from Washington, DC. asked:
    January 28, 2013
    Is this compatible with a remote control?
    1 Answer
    Unfortunately, no. This blower can only be operated via a rheostat variable speed knob control.
    Submitted by: Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on January 28, 2013

    from TN asked:
    January 23, 2013
    Does this have a sonic rating at full CFM?
    1 Answer
    No, there is no sound rating for this blower at full speed.
    Submitted by: Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on January 23, 2013

    from New Jersey asked:
    December 17, 2012
    Does this blower have a manual override?
    1 Answer
    While this blower does not have a factory default to override the temperature switch, it is possible to pull the input and output wires from the switch and connect them directly to one another. This would allow full manual control of the blower from the rheostat.
    Submitted by: Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on December 17, 2012

    from Bedford, IN asked:
    November 16, 2012
    How noisy is this fan?
    1 Answer
    While this fan has a noticeable "hum," it is not overly noisy or distracting.
    Submitted by: Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on November 16, 2012

    from Bay City, MI asked:
    November 10, 2012
    Is the extension wire kit required for standard installation?
    1 Answer
    Use of the wire extension kit will depend on the size of the unit being used. Typically, the 32-inch and larger direct vent and vent free fireplaces will require the extension kit in order for the blower to be positioned properly.
    Submitted by: Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on November 12, 2012

    from Crestline, CA asked:
    February 19, 2012
    What are the dimensions of the blower?
    1 Answer
    Per the manufacturer, this blower measures approximately 4" deep, 4" tall, and 11" long. Please keep in mind that this blower assembly is meant for installation in certain Empire fireplaces. While it may physically fit into other brands, it may not offer enough air movement to be effective.
    Submitted by: Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on February 20, 2012

    Customer Reviews
    19 Reviews
    63% (12)
    26% (5)
    0% (0)
    5% (1)
    5% (1)
    74% Recommend this product (14 of 19 responses)
    By Dave from Carlsbad, nm on December 16, 2011
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Not a bad fan
    This fan installed easily but with one exception. It needs to be installed before the gas line is installed. I did not see that helpful advice in the manual. I looked ahead and saw the limit of space before I installed the gas line.The fan is nice and quiet and the variable speed is great.
    ProsQuietness ease of install Variable speed
    ConsInstall before gas line
    By Ed O. from PA on November 6, 2018
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Blower is exactly as advertised and it works perfectly
    I needed to replace the old fireplace blower because it was excessively noisy and I couldn't figure out any way to reduce the noise. The new blower works great and the installation was quite easy. Great product, great service.
    ProsBest price, fast delivery.
    By Chris from North branch, MI on August 9, 2018
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Works as it should
    Magnets, it's held in with magnets and it works.
    ProsEasy install.
    ConsThe temp switch could start at a lower temp. It takes a long time for the blower to start.
    By Scott from MIllbury, MA on January 25, 2018
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    no issues
    Comes with everything you need to just put it in place, plug it in and turn it on.
    ProsYou don't need any tools. Everything is held in place by magnets or pressure fitting (temp sensor)
    ConsYou can hear it if you turn it up enough, but that is to be expected.
    By Regis from PA on October 5, 2017
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Temperature Switch
    I just installed my gas fireplace.
    By Allan from MI on July 28, 2017
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    The blower is excellent for our large area to be heated.
    By Ken from PA on June 27, 2017
    Blower: Poor Quality
    Don't expect more than 1 to 2 years from it. This is most likely the reason the Empire warranty is for 1 year.
    ConsCheaply made.
    By Alex from Great Cacapon, WV on November 8, 2016
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Empire FBB-4 Blower
    Installation was straightforward and the unit operates fine. Very pleased!
    By Jared from CARTERVILLE on October 27, 2016
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Great Blowing!
    Great product for a great price!
    ProsSame great product with a better price tag!
    By William from Matthews on February 28, 2016
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Does exactly what it is supposed to do
    Simple to install and very effective. Glad I purchased
    ProsEasy to Install
    ConsA little pricey...
    By Charles from Cypress on January 27, 2016
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Installation was easy
    Fit perfect.
    By Chris from Pocatello, Idaho on July 17, 2015
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Fireplace Fan
    Product is of very good quality and it installed easily.
    By Dee from Virginia on December 27, 2012
    Does not work with the fireplace
    The professional installers said the blower did not mount to gas log unit per instructions and it did not have the heat sensitive switch in a location that most blowers do. They had to figure out another way to install the blower. It makes a metal rattling noise when it is on. I thought it might be ok on low but after being on for awhile it started rattling on it own. If it wasn't a big problem to take it off (taking everything apart) I would return it. This was the blower recommended as an accessory for the fireplace I ordered. As beautiful as the fireplace it I sure wasted money on this item. The fireplace heats so nicely on it own it really wasn't needed.
    ConsLoud rattles when it is on.
    By Jason from bay city, michigan on December 14, 2012
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Installation wasn't bad, despite gas line already having been hooked up (our builder had the fireplace in and never added a blower). Only negative is the fan is a bit noisey at 3/4 to full power, has a vibration. I checked that it was secure to verify it was not due to placement but actually the fan itself as well. At least now I actually can utilize the heat from my fireplace! and the heat switch works great!
    By Dale from Caledonia, Ohio on November 2, 2012
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    OK Unit
    Makes a little ticking noise, But not bad
    By Chris from Pasadena, MD on December 1, 2011
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Empire FBB4 Fireplace Blower
    Awesome, works great and distributes heat evenly throughout the room.
    ProsServes its purpose and works well. Very quiet.
    By Frank from on March 3, 2011
    Review for
    Didn't originally buy blower with the unit, so I ordered it after the fire place was installed. received the blower 3 days after I ordered it, with the magnetic anchors it took about 10 minutes to install. It's quiet and works great
    By craig from on January 21, 2011
    Review for
    Easy to install. Good price.
    By dawn from on December 23, 2010
    Review for
    excellent quiet

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