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    Empire FBB-5 Single-Speed Blower for Breckenridge Fireboxes

    List Price: $309.99
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    Product Details
    Manufacturer: Empire
    Part Number: FBB5
    eFireplaceStore Item Number: CUI-FBB5
    UPC: 720968995575


    • Rated at 130 CFM
    • Rotary squirrel cage design
    • Improves efficiency of gas fireplace
    • Easy install with strong magnetic attachment
    • Automatically turns on/off based on fireplace heat
    * Please Note: This unit only for use with certain Empire fireboxes. Always refer to your owner's and installation manual for product numbers.

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    If you're in the market for fireplace insert blowers and fans, Empire has you covered! The FBB-5 Single-Speed Blower for Breckenridge Fireboxes improves the efficiency of your vent-free Empire firebox, taking your room from tepid to toasty without impacting gas fuel consumption. This rotary fireplace fan automatically kicks in based on the temperature of your fireplace, taking the guesswork out of finding comfort. The FBB-5 blower installs easily with a few strong magnets to hold it in place, and you even have the option to hard-wire it rather than using the provided plug.
    Customer Questions & Answers
    13 Questions & 13 Answers
    from Maine asked:
    November 20, 2023
    Is this the correct blower for the Empire model VFPA32BP30LP-1 Ventess fireplace?
    1 Answer
    Yes, the FBB-5 is the correct blower for the unit you listed.
    Submitted by: Kathy O. on November 20, 2023

    from Wyoming asked:
    January 8, 2023
    Does this blower have a sonde rating from the manufacturer?
    1 Answer
    Unfortunately, the manufacturer does not provide such a rating.
    Submitted by: Tyler M. on January 9, 2023

    from Colorado Springs, CO asked:
    July 8, 2022
    Is this fan temperature or thermostatic controlled?
    1 Answer
    This fan kit uses a snap disc (mounted to the firebox) to sense temperature and turn the fan on when it is hot and turn the fan off when the box cools down. These temperatures are set by the manufacturer's snap disc and cannot be controlled by an alternative thermostat. 
    Submitted by: Cody S. on July 8, 2022

    Chelsea A
    from NY asked:
    March 15, 2021
    I recently purchased this item and connected it to my Vail36 but it seems so loud.  Can it be turned on selectively?  Or disconnected but left in place? 
    1 Answer
    You can install this variable speed switch on this blower to turn the speed down or turn the blower off completely.
    Submitted by: Tyler M. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on March 15, 2021

    from Summerville, PA asked:
    March 17, 2020
    How many CFM does the FBB5-1 have?
    1 Answer
    Per the manufacturer, this model is rated at 130 CFM.
    Submitted by: Tyler M. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on March 17, 2020

    Steve S.
    from Ohio asked:
    January 4, 2020
    What blower do you recommend for the VFD32FB0L-1?
    1 Answer
    This FBB5 blower is the only blower tested and listed for use in the Breckenridge VFD32FB0L firebox.
    Submitted by: Tyler M. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on January 6, 2020

    October 29, 2019
    What remote would work for the unit?
    1 Answer
    That is a blower, so no remote would work it.

    Submitted by: Owen O. on October 29, 2019

    from Cabot, AR asked:
    October 12, 2019
    Do you need to use the variable speed control with the unit?
    1 Answer
    The variable speed control is optional and doesn't have to be purchased or used, however, you'd want to have an electrician wire a switch to the receptacle for on/off control and for servicing the blower.
    Submitted by: Will M. on October 14, 2019

    from Rock Hill, SC asked:
    November 24, 2018
    What are the dimensions of this unit?
    1 Answer
    We will not show any measurements for the blowers we offer. Fireplace blowers and doors, etc., are listed accessories for fireplaces we also offer. The correct blower to use should be shown in the product literature included with your hearth system and this is the only blower that should be used.
    Submitted by: Will M. on November 26, 2018

    John H
    from Southport, NC asked:
    October 18, 2018
    Can this be used with the Empire Vail VFP-36-PP32EP?
    1 Answer
    Yes that is the blower for the vail.
    Submitted by: Owen O. on October 18, 2018

    from Salisbury NC asked:
    January 5, 2018
    Will this blower work in the empire breckenridge flush vfd36fbof unit?
    1 Answer
    Yes, the FBB5 may be used with the flush faced version of this firebox.
    Submitted by: Will M. on January 8, 2018

    from Fort Wayne, IN asked:
    March 8, 2016
    How many CFM's is this fireplace blower rated at?
    1 Answer
    Per the manufacturer, this model is rated at 130 CFM.
    Submitted by: Will M. on March 9, 2016

    Kevin S
    from Kansas City asked:
    June 1, 2012
    Can this blower be hard wired?
    1 Answer
    It is indeed possible to hard wire this blower. Typically, the unit is just plugged in for ease of removal. However, the factory installed plug can be removed if desired.
    Submitted by: Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on June 1, 2012

    Customer Reviews
    4 Reviews
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    100% Recommend this product (4 of 4 responses)
    By Steve from Vermont on October 9, 2019
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Blower motor
    Exact match to a bad motor I had. Installed unit runs quietly.
    Easy installation None
    By Stephen S. from Vonore, Tennessee on November 20, 2011
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Empire FBB5 Automatic Single-Speed Blower
    The product is very easy to install (it simply has magnets on the bottom and back panels) so it is just placed in the firebox. It has plenty of air power to circulate the warm air up the back of the firebox and out the top vent. My only complaint is the power cord is not very long - only about 1 foot long. I had to order a 1' extension cord to reach the outlet in the firebox.
    Easy to install, plenty of air circulation Power cord is too short
    By Ty g. from edmond, ok on October 24, 2011
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Fast delivery and easy to install
    Reasonable price fast delivery and easy to install instructions. Would buy again
    Helps push heat out in to the room One speed and can't turn it off because it is controled by thermostat.
    By Barbara from Louisburg, NC on October 18, 2011
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Service Supreme
    This is the absolute best company to buy from...internet or in-town. There is no dealing with or working with as you just go online, pick out your item, click and purchase and by the time you can shut the computer down, the delivery guy is knocking on your door. Honestly, it is amazing. I would recommend you to all my friends.
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