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Review of Jotul --- Oslo F500 -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only

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Review of Jotul --- Oslo F500 -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only
Installation Type: Wood/Coal - into existing Fireplace
Date Reviewed: 2010-09-19 12:45:19

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): 324 | House Size (Sq feet): 2500
Bought in 2009 , Price Paid:
Location : Milford, NH 3055, USA
Purchased from: Select Store Type -

Likes: Looks awesome, runs good, got for excellent price on Craigslist, big stove, big heat. Flue rotates to exhaust up or to the back

Dislikes: Seems to take a long time to heat up and get going, could be because it\'s not cold out yet, so not a big draft.

Comments: We bought the stove for $1200 on Craigslist, it\'s about 3 years old and in excellent shape. We installed on out fireplace hearth, vented up the chimney with single wall 304 SS pipe. The installation was really expensive at $2750, but included all labor, materials, plus heat sheilding on the mantle, a double SS Chimney cap, chimney crown repair, ect. The stove starts out slow, but once it gets going, it severely overheats the room it\'s in. Of course it\'s not cold out, (mid Sept.), and we plan on getting a fan to blow the hot air into the rest of the house. Basically, very easy to operate, one control, very nice design, so far we like it. Will add more once the heating season starts.

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