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Review of Jotul --- F400 Castine -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only

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Review of Jotul --- F400 Castine -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only
Installation Type: Wood/Coal - Freestanding into metal Chimney
Date Reviewed: 2013-01-11 00:38:43

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): 250 | House Size (Sq feet): 1800
Bought in 2012 , Price Paid: $1900
Location : , 22802,
Purchased from: Stove Dealer - Acme Stove

Likes: Small footprint & close clearances allowed installation in a fairly tight area.
Great looking stove - important for install in living room
Puts out some major heat
Love the cast iron - the entire stove just feels high quality.

Dislikes: Can be hard to control with tall chimneys/too much draft. Recommend a pipe damper.
Glass tends to get dirty right around the door handle penetration - no biggie.


Comments: The stove is a little undersized for the house, and I kind of knew that when I selected it, but was limited in my choice of models by where it had to fit. Even so, so far in a 2-story moderately drafty farmhouse, I've been able to heat with it 100% through 2 winters. With practice, I'm able to have plenty of coals to relight after 12 hours and can get significant heat for 6-7 hours in many cases. Love this stove!

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