JUCA L-8 Fireplace Insert Blower
Strong 1/15 Horse Power Blower
JUCA's L-8 Fireplace Insert blower is much stronger than the 60 cfm or 100 cfm blowers which are used in many competing inserts. Interestingly enough, many of those products don't advertise or emphasize how small their blowers are!
This JUCA blower does an excellent job of moving the air around in an open area up to about 800 square feet of living area. The air will often come out at about 120F-150F (about the temperature of warm to hot water). If the living area is relatively open, the heated area can be considerably greater. An owner in Northern Indiana claims to be entirely heating a 2,600 square foot house with a JUCA L-8, but we suspect his comfort standards may not be as finicky as ours.
Many competing Fireplace Insert manufacturers put their blowers under or behind the firebox. We have always thought that was a poor idea. First of all, all blowers have rotating shafts. All rotating shafts need to be lubricated (oiled) to last a long time. All lubricants do not work as well at extremely high temperatures, say ... under or behind the firebox of a fireplace insert! Ergo, JUCA keeps its blowers where they are cooler, in the chamber along side the door, and inside the mesh grille air inlet.
The NORMAL JUCA L-8 Fireplace Insert uses the healthy 465 cfm blower. This blower is much stronger than ANY competing blower, which are usually just 60 cfm or 100 cfm blowers. Unfortunately, the large output is matched by physically large dimensions. This is why the grille chambers on the L-8 must be about 9" deep, which makes the main body of the L-8 stick out about 9" from the fireplace facing.
That configuration is the most efficient possible arrangement. However, we know that there are some people who don't have 9" available on the hearth to use up. For this type of situation, we offer a "pancake" version of the L-8 (which is the way you would order this option).
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