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Fireplace insert blower help!

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by valsamisn, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. valsamisn

    valsamisn New Member

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    Hello,

    I have an old fireplace insert that came with the house. I unfortunately have no idea what brand or model...

    The insert has a blower (not attached) that slides in to the bottom(ish). When i start it up it just rattles away (SO LOUD!) I haven't been able to find new blowers with the enclosure. Looks like the previous owner took it apart because there are newer sheet metal screws on the enclosure and i believe it game riveted.

    Does anyone have any insight here? Please, point me in the right direction :(

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  2. DAKSY

    DAKSY Patriot Guard Rider Staff Member

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    Can you post a pic of what you have? If we can see it, chances are someone here will know how to fix your problem.
  3. valsamisn

    valsamisn New Member

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    this is the best i can get right now. My wife sent it to me from home.

    I can provide a better photo if needed...

    The bottom part (the fan) is completely detached from the insert and butts up against the opening at the bottom...

    again, it appears to be an older design.

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  4. DAKSY

    DAKSY Patriot Guard Rider Staff Member

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    Are you sure that's an insert? Looks more like a Heat Grate in front of an enclosed fireplace.
    Are there hollow tubes behind the fireplace doors that the logs actually sit on?
  5. valsamisn

    valsamisn New Member

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    i'm pretty sure it's an insert?

    it's a steel box slightly smaller than the size of the fireplace with a damper. The hollow space behind the box heats up. the fan blows air behind the steel box and out the sides/top.

    i'm trying to get my wife to send a better pic. Again, i wouldn't be surprised if this model is from the 60s
  6. valsamisn

    valsamisn New Member

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    better pic?

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  7. DAKSY

    DAKSY Patriot Guard Rider Staff Member

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    Not sure what you have there, sorry... Before my time, maybe BeGreen or webbie can chime in here. Still it looks a LOT like a Stoll Heat Grate. Maybe you can remove it & take it to your local hearth shop, to see if there is a generic squirrel-cage fan that can fit in the housing. Where are you located at?
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    DAKSY Patriot Guard Rider Staff Member

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    I don't know what you have there...Sorry...Maybe BeGreen or webbie can chime in here... It sure looks like a Stoll Heat Grate, but I can't be sure. I would try removing it & taking it to your local hearth shop to see if a generic squirrel-cage fan can be fit into the housing....
  9. mellow

    mellow Resident Stove Connoisseur

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    You need to open up the housing for the fan and get some pics of the fan and see if you can find a model #. Then you can go to Granger or Fasco and match it up.

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