We've had this fireplace for nearly 4 years without a blower. Finally pulled the trigger and purchased over the phone with Jason. Not only did we receive incredible service, but this blower is absolutely amazing and does exactly what they claim it does in their videos. Thank you!!
The 1038 / 1043 models originally used a dual axial fan kit called the 160-FAK or a similar style unit. These fan kits have all been discontinued. You can try replacing the fans themselves with aftermarket models, but you'll likely need to retain the original housing and mounting brackets. If you have enough clearance below the fireplace to fit a more conventional blower, we can sometimes make recommendations based on the space you have available. Call us directly and we'll be happy to discuss your options.