Fan Installation

Installation of your fan may require some ingenuity due to the wide variety of set-ups available. We’ve addressed two of the popular styles below.

The door on the blower may closed to restrict the air flow when the fan is off; even at 0% speed, air can travel through the fan blower assembly and into the smoker.

For the FireBoard Drive Blower, you can measure the vent on your grill/smoker to determine if it will fit as is, with one of the included adapter plates, or if the nozzle or ball valve adapter is needed.

We continue to update the FireBoard Blower Compatibility Chart with new styles of cookers.

Kamado Style

On most kamado style cookers, fans slide into the tracks of the vent door. If your kamado is a larger model, you may need to use an adapter plate to get the right fit. Depending on the fan or size of your kamado, you may need to go one step further and slightly trim the adapter plate for the best installation.

Our Drive Blower fits standard sized kamado cookers with vents that are 2.5” tall.

Kettle and Bullet Style

Kettle and bullet style smokers without a vent may require cutting a hole in the lower portion of the smoker for proper fan installation. For these smokers, it is key for the air flow to be diverted downward, flowing around the base then back up into the bed of coals.

The nozzle adapter allows for the FireBoard Drive Blower to be mounted on this style of grill or smoker.

Several manufacturers also offer fans and adapter kits to fit kettle and bullet style smokers: just make sure they are compatible.

Drum and Barrel Style

A drum or barrel style smoker will likely need the ball valve adapter.