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Review of Jotul --- f500 -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only

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Review of Jotul --- f500 -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only
Installation Type: Wood/Coal - into masonry chimney
Date Reviewed: 2010-01-21 20:10:03

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): 450 | House Size (Sq feet): 3000
Bought in 2006 , Price Paid: 1675.00
Location : auburn, n.y. , u.s.a.
Purchased from: Fireplace Retail Store - hearth and home

Caluwe Hydronic Wood and Pellet stoves
Likes: pipes stay very clean burning 1 -2 face cords per month.great heat, lights very easy leaving ash door cracked open.holds good coals up to 8 hrs.extra large double doors.glass is beautiful touch.

Dislikes: air damper works poorly won\'t slide smoothly. glass needs daily cleaning.ash pan small must empty daily when running full time.

Comments: this stove replaced upland 207 that stove blew us out of house for 20yrs. 85 plus dreeg\'s.the jotul is much more controlable i can hold 75-78 when its 0-10 outside.i use 10-15 face cors per year.I HIGHLY RECOMEND THIS STOVE for serious wood heating.i took air damper apart did some milling works better.my inside stove pipe is 5\' verticle with 1 90el then into block flue lined chimney has a whirl sound when burning 350-500 which seems to be good stove temps.

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