Re: Battery Size Required to Run a Blower?
You are right about the heat part Bill, the manufacturer has placed a bimetal strip on the bottom to 'lift' the unit slightly to keep its temp down. We use ours right over the firebox of our large wood cookstove. In the winter it can get the oven over 600 F so don't know just how hot the top gets? 4 winter seasons so far and still going strong...
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