GFK-160A Fireplace Blower Fan Kit for Heat & Glo fireplace
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Our GFK-160A Fireplace Blower Fan Kit is designed for Heat & Glo fireplace to circulate air around the firebox and enhance heat output. This complete fireplace blower kit offers a low cost solution to push heat created by the fireplace into your living space.
Included with the blower kit: Variable Speed Switch, (rheostat control - like a light dimmer) which you can regulate air flow and any air noise from the fireplace fan and Thermo Switch (Thermodisc), a Heat Sensor which automatically turns the Blower ON after the fireplace heats up and automatically turns the Blower OFF after the fireplace cools down.
Fireplace Blower Kit Includes
- Variable Speed Control
- Thermodisc - Automatically turns blower on at 120F and turns blower off at 90F
- Mounting Brackets
- Cord Set with 3-prong Power Cord
- Hardware & Magnetic Mounts - (Easy to install plus reduces Vibration)
- 3-Prong to 2-Prong adapter
- Installation Instructions
- 1 Year Comprehensive Warranty
- Dimensions in Inches: W: 12.80 x H: 4.44 x D: 4.43
- Motor is equipped with Thermal Safety Switch
- Bearing Construction Type: Ball Bearings
- CFM: 165
- AMPS: 1.24
- HZ: 60
- Volts: 115
- RPM: 3000 (1/2400 with load)
- Rotation: CCW
- Blower Wheel Dimensions: Width: 4in (101mm) Diameter: 3in (76mm)
- Anti-Vibration Impellers
- This fireplace blower fan produces high airflow and is manufactured with quality parts and components
- Increase Heating Potential of your gas fireplace insert with this High Airflow Blower Fan
- Simple wiring connections makes installation Quick and Easy
If you have had any custom work done to your gas fireplace insert, compare the dimensions listed with the clearance in your appliance to insure proper fit.
This fireplace blower fan kit was Assembled & Tested in the Midwest which includes parts Manufactured in the USA. Industry Research & Design contributed to the manufacturing of this high quality aftermarket fireplace blower kit and is designed to meet the original equipment specifications. The instruction manual provided may not include specific information about your exact fireplace model, though we try to provide technical support in assisting you.
Heat & Glo
My earlier review gave this 4 stars because of 60 cycle hum. I incorporated a "buck transformer" (see youtube link) of the voltage mentioned in the link with a 2 amp secondary. Viola! The hum has nearly disappeared. One must be sure the polarity of the output cancels part of the line voltage and the hot leg, not the neutral is "bucked". DO THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK. I make no comment or recommendataion regarding electrical standards.
I like this fan, except for a 60 cycle hum that is mostly noticeable on low speeds. The ball bearings are really smooth. This draws 0.94 amp compared with my old fan at 1.15 amp. The old one is not very smooth, so I'm thinking the extra amps go into noise. Installing this was easy once I realized that I had to remove the fireplace glass front in order to get enough clearance to get it in the tight fitting opening.
Great place for parts
I am very pleased with this blower. It makes a sound but is not obnoxious. Louder than the forced air heat in my house, but not so loud that you have to turn the TV up. I installed it when my husband was gone and he didn't realize it was on when he got home so pretty quiet. Works really well to make our fireplace actually heat the room. Before, our gas fireplace was just for looks but now it actually warms the room. It was easy to install. It takes about 10 minutes after the fireplace is on for it to start up (I did move the sensor to a spot that felt warmer instead of the place that instructions recommended. Very happy with my purchase!
Excellent customer service! Three Items: 1. Add padding to rear of blower motor frame which would be equal to desired spacing recommendation distance - it could also dampen rear fireplace insert from vibration if fan abuts the rear insert wall. 3. The speed regulator could use an update for the nut- use a threaded nut and and threaded regulator shaft. Current nut cuts into plastic shaft housing to form threads. 3. Suggest location where the thermostat is best placed: at rear middle of fire pan for most Heat N Glo? (
The fan is exactly as described. I had watched the installation video, which was very helpful. It was relatively easy to install. We were concerned about how long it would take the firebox to heat up to needed temp to activate the fan. It did take about 7-8 minutes and our outside temp was about 44°. The fan worked perfectly and really makes a difference in heating our living room. We are very happy with this product.
Adding this blower to our fireplace was very easy. Everything needed for the installation came with the blower and I had it up and running within 15 mins. The blower is a little loud at 100% in an open floor plan. If you set the fan speed to 50-60% it still provides ample heat with much less fan noise.
First and foremost, check and make sure your fireplace supports a blower and has the appropriate power supply. Once it came in (fast and free shipping!) It took me no time to set it up. It was a little tight, but after a bit of wiggling I got it set and hooked up. It comes on about 15 minutes after my fireplace starts, thanks to the temperature sensor and shuts off when it cools down so no warm air is wasted! Neighbor paid over 350 for a similar blower and install, I paid half and got the same thing. Very happy with my purchase.
Great fan! It is quiet and easy to install
I had a fireplace installed several years ago and now wanted to add a blower. The local dealer would not help me and thus I was forced to go look on the web. I found Fireplace Blower and they help me understand exactly what I needed with all the details and make sure that the blower I was purchasing was the exact model that I needed for my fireplace. The price was the best I found for this model and with a customer service and support Insulation was a breeze. They know the products and Were anxious to make sure that their customers are very happy. I also want to give a shout out to Kathy who is very patient with me by answering all my questions and making sure that I had a good understanding of how to install the unit and to make sure it was working. This is a great company and I highly recommend them