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Review of Jotul --- Firelite non catalytic -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only

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Review of Jotul --- Firelite non catalytic -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only
Installation Type: Wood/Coal - Freestanding into metal Chimney
Date Reviewed: 2008-10-29 03:01:43

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): 600 | House Size (Sq feet): 2300
Bought in 2004 , Price Paid: 2,100
Location : Sacramento Valley, Ca , USA
Purchased from: Fireplace Retail Store - Solar Syndicate

Caluwe Hydronic Wood and Pellet stoves
Likes: Heats house nicely, winters are not too difficult in California. Average 2 cords of split almond per season. Chim is over 18 ft tall with half in room, so heat moves along it and through the house nicely.

Dislikes: You have to pay attention to the stove maintanence,by,re cementing the lower seams every pre season and replace the door gaskets anually, and givie it a good cleaning. Ash drawer is small and fills quickly. Avg full burn time is only 4 hours,sometimes 5 if lucky.

Comments: Nice looking unit, did'nt expect to pay that much attention to the construction seams. But once you learn how to keep this unit sealed it performs well where we are.
Avg outside low temp is around 46* max low is 28*, not the big chill, but I don't run my furnace.

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