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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 - into masonry 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): 12x20 | House Size (Sq feet): 3300
Bought in 1998 , Price Paid: $1650
Location : Athens, GA 30601, USA
Purchased from: Fireplace Retail Store - Woodwarm Sales

Caluwe Hydronic Wood and Pellet stoves
Likes: Very nice looking stove

Dislikes: Smoke leaks from many of the joints in the stove. Many of the door gaskets fell off during the first use. Dealer has been unable to fix the problem with smoke leaking from the joints.

Comments: Me and my wife planned our house around using this woodstove. At present, it is a useless piece of furniture that cost us a chunk of money. I wish someone from Jotul could tell me why this stove will not work. I have owned much cheaper stoves (not cast iron) that performed ten times better.

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