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

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Review of Jotul --- Firelight -- 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): 300 | House Size (Sq feet): 1600
Bought in 1998 , Price Paid: 1600
Location : Glennallen, AK 99588, USA
Purchased from: Fireplace Retail Store - Sutter Home and Hearth

Likes: The heater seems to be very efficient, very well made, and is a good looking unit

Dislikes: The top loading aspect is handy but your wood has to be just the right size to fit through the top door, i.e. not too long or not too large diameter.

Comments: The casting that covers the catalist retort cracked five months after I installed the stove. It looks like it cracked and warped because of the heat. I called the dealer I bought thje stove from and he said that part wasn't covered by the warranty. I followed all the break-in procedures as outlined in the owners manual. I am disappointed that Jotul will not cover that piece of casting. Other than that I really like the stove and I would buy another one.

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