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Review of Jotul --- Oslo -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only

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Review of Jotul --- Oslo -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only
Installation Type: Wood/Coal - Freestanding into metal Chimney
Date Reviewed: prior to Nov. 2004*)

Satisfaction Ratings from 5 stars (best) to 1 star (worst)
Satisfaction with unit = ✰✰✰✰✰
Satisfaction with dealer = ✰✰✰✰✰
Satisfaction with manufacturer = ✰✰✰✰✰

Other Information about the Home and Stove
Room Size (Sq ft): 400 | House Size (Sq feet): 1350
Bought in 2001 , Price Paid: 2800cnd
Location : Halifax, , Canada
Purchased from: Fireplace Retail Store - Ultimate Home Comfort

Likes: Heats very well. I like the ash removal system and the side door. This is a beautiful looking stove for those who want nice cast iron work but do not like the more pretentious look of a Vermont Casting.

Dislikes: The stove's sir flow system is set so that it is difficult to get a new fire going (I even have an outside air vent). The upside of this is that you get better control once there is a good hot coal bed. Nevertheless I am always tempted to 'coax' a new or dying fire by opening the ash tray door. This works very well but is dangerous.

Comments: I burn year round with seasoned maple and yellow birch. You just can't go wrong with this stove. I have friends who are really regreting buying a Vermont Castings.

* Dates that reviews were submitted were not recorded prior to Nov. 2004