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Review of Jotul --- 3CB -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only

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Review of Jotul --- 3CB -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only
Installation Type: N/A
Date Reviewed: 2013-03-03 03:17:21

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): | House Size (Sq feet): 1400
Bought in 2007 , Price Paid: 1400
Location : Annapolis, MD , USA
Purchased from: - Bay Stoves

Caluwe Hydronic Wood and Pellet stoves
Likes: Good looking, reasonable size
Fair price for a respected brand

Dislikes: Fire box access very limited by obtrusive secondary burn baffle.
Fingers burn on unprotected various controls.
Ash pan very small pretty much a waste and only something else to monitor and maintain
Fire box base almost level with opening much ash escape, ash lip difficult to sweep clean
No blower option available

Comments: Be cautious with top venting. Top vent flue collar adapter is pretty cheesy
and very difficult to inspect for integrity after install
For a stove that's been around a while there is a lot of clumsiness about this model.
Beveled top creates very small usable stove top surface, especially w/top vent
I think its good looks distract from some annoying liabilities

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