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Review of Jotul --- F400 Castine -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only

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Review of Jotul --- F400 Castine -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only
Installation Type: Wood/Coal - Freestanding into metal Chimney
Date Reviewed: 2006-12-03 20:10:39

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): 150 | House Size (Sq feet): 2000
Bought in 2006 , Price Paid: 1950
Location : , ,
Purchased from: Fireplace Retail Store -

Likes: The stove is aesthetically beautiful.

Dislikes: This stove is very finicky. It requires a better than average draft (at least .06 inches water column). It takes a long time to get it up to running temperature.

Comments: If you don't need the stove mass, get a Jotul 3CB. The 3CB is the best stove I've ever owned. You may want to look for the older two door Castine (moving to the one door model was apparently a mistake).

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