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Review of Jotul --- C450 -- Fireplace Inserted Stove burning Wood only

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Review of Jotul --- C450 -- Fireplace Inserted Stove burning Wood only
Installation Type: Wood/Coal - into masonry chimney
Date Reviewed: 2009-11-13 11:26:09

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): 1100
Bought in 2009 , Price Paid: 3800 Cdn
Location : Ottawa, ON , Canada
Purchased from: Fireplace Retail Store - Fireplace Center

Caluwe Hydronic Wood and Pellet stoves
Likes: Looks great, heats the house with ease (however, I have not used it in very cold weather yet)

Dislikes: Blower for an insert at this price point/quality should be very close to class leading. However, this one does not even have variable speed and is a bit loud. Jotul should definitely upgrade the blower.

Comments: My only complaint with thie unit is the sub-par blower. It only has two speeds (low/high) and is a bit loud. I could understand a blower like this in cheap inserts but this is a big bucks unit and Jotul should cut no corners in their high-end products. If Jotul upgrades the blower in the future, they should ensure that it can be retrofitted into older units.

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