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Can I remove the electric blower on an old Nashua stove?

Post in 'Classic Wood Stove Forums (prior to approx. 1993)' started by Martin Holladay, Nov 18, 2012.

  1. Martin Holladay

    Martin Holladay New Member

    Nov 18, 2012
    We have an old Nashua wood stove with an electric blower on the back and connections for ductwork on the sides. We'd like to give the stove to friends who live off-grid.

    Can we remove and discard the blower? Will it be safe to operate without the blower -- or is it possible that the stove will overheat and the steel will warp?

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  2. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

    Nov 18, 2005
    South Puget Sound, WA
    It would be hard to warp a Nashua. Maybe not impossible, but hard. They are tough stoves. If they use some judgement and don't let it get glowing red it should be ok.

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