Freestanding or Wood Burning Fireplace
Will Blowers work in my Freestanding Fireplace or Wood Burning Fireplace?
Most stoves are designed with an air space on the back & top. This space collects excess heat and a blower can push that heat out into the room.
Our blower works on most stoves… the trick is mounting the blower.
If you are replacing the original blower- well that’s pretty simple- just remove the old blower from the mounting bracket and install our blower in its place
If your standalone fireplace does not currently have a blower it may require a special mounting bracket.
Wood Burning Fireplace
If your fireplace is not a metal box with louvers like the one pictured below, it was not designed to accept a blower.
However, if your wood burning fireplace is a metal box with louvers and you can access the compartment below the firebox, then yes our blower will probably work for you. In order to double check…use the universal fireplace blower soda can test. Using a soda can as a substitute for the fireplace blower insert, test to see if the soda can will fit all the way back in the bottom compartment, positioned flat.
One word of caution, some wood fireplace blower inserts get much hotter than a typical gas fireplace. In fact, they can get so hot that they can damage the wires and even the motor for a blower. Use extra caution when installing a blower in a wood fireplace. Ensure that all cords are tight against the bottom (floor) and as far away from the hot inner firebox as possible. Also note it is possible to rotate the motor counter clockwise 90° to further move the wire parts away from the inner firebox. If the bottom compartment of your wood burning firebox gets extremely hot, you should rotate the motor on your blower to keep all the wires as far from the heat source as possible. If purchasing a fireplace temperature sensor, be aware that the glue that holds the magnet onto the temperature sensor is rated for 180°. If it is installed in a location that exceeds 180° the glue will fail and the sensor will become dislodged from the magnet. Make sure that the connectors from the back of the temperature sensor do not come in contact with the metal part of the fireplace.
If your fireplace passes the soda can test…You are good to order a fireplace blower insert.