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

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A blower increases the heating efficiency of your fireplace by getting that warm air out into the room where it belongs. This item has a variable-speed blower that includes a temperature switch for good control of the comfort in your room. It is designed specifically for use with the Vail Special Edition, 26" and Premium fireplaces, with the Tahoe Deluxe and Premium fireplaces, and with the Keystone Deluxe and Premium fireplaces. Please note that this blower cannot be used with the 36" Tahoe Premium fireplace.
* Please Note: Requires the Empire Wire Extension Kit (item cui-fbbx) to operate on a VFD26 model fireplace.
  • 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
Manufacturer: Empire
Part Number: FBB4
Elite Deals Item Number: CUI-FBB4
UPC: 720968916167

Empire Wire Extension Kit for FBB4 Variable-Speed Blower
The Empire Wire Extension Kit for FBB4 Variable-Speed Blower is brought to you by Empire Comfort Systems. The wire extension kit allows you to do just that,extend the wires on your variable speed blower, and enable it to be safely wired when you need a little more space to get the ...
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Product Reviews
Empire FBB-4 Variable-Speed Fireplace Blower with Temperature Switch - FBB-4
4 Stars based on 8 Review(s)
Carlsbad, nm
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Not a bad fan
December 16, 2011
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.
Quietness ease of install Variable speed
Install before gas line

1 Stars

Does not work with the fireplace
December 27, 2012
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.
Loud rattles when it is on.

bay city, michigan
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

December 14, 2012
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!

Caledonia, Ohio
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

OK Unit
November 2, 2012
Makes a little ticking noise, But not bad

Pasadena, MD
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Empire FBB4 Fireplace Blower
December 1, 2011
Awesome, works great and distributes heat evenly throughout the room.
Serves its purpose and works well. Very quiet.

5 Stars

Review for
March 3, 2011
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

4 Stars

Review for
January 21, 2011
Easy to install. Good price.

5 Stars

Review for
December 23, 2010
excellent quiet