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

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Review of Jotul --- 3 CB -- 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): 260 | House Size (Sq feet): 2000
Bought in 1997 , Price Paid:
Location : Watsonville, ca 95076, usa
Purchased from: Fireplace Retail Store - Wood Stove and Sun

Caluwe Hydronic Wood and Pellet stoves
Likes: Beautiful stove. I got the blue color. Also blue stove pipe. The stove puts out a lot of heat and it looks good. I am impressed with the overall quality of the stove.

Dislikes: The ash tray is a royal pain in the butt. It is very small and when the tray is taken out ashes fall into the tray holder and have to be cleaned out or the door will not shut correctly when the tray is returned.
The fire box is a little on the small side, but I did not want to have a cat stove so I just have to cut my wood a little shorter then I would like to.

Comments: It heats the house very well, I live in fairly mild climate. I like the stove a lot. I tried a fireplace insert before switching to the free standing stove. I am much happier with the stove as I feel that I get a lot more heat for the amount of wood burned.

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