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Breaking in an Oslo

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by Kitchen, May 24, 2013.

  1. Kitchen

    Kitchen New Member

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    Cold enough (40s) tonight to light my break-in fire for the new Oslo. I understand that you need 3 fires - 200 - room temp - 300 - room temp - 400 - room temp. Does the last break-in fire (400) need to be done right after the second one or can I wait until tomorrow to do the last fire. Or do they all need to be done consecutively. Inquiring minds want to know.......

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  2. adrpga498

    adrpga498 Minister of Fire

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    When I broke in my Castine 12 years ago I did 3 consecutive fires . I believe the manual will confirm that method.
  3. webby3650

    webby3650 Master of Fire

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    It won't hurt anything if you wait a few days before the last fire. If you didn't do it till the fall you might do a little extra just to be safe.
  4. Nick Mystic

    Nick Mystic Minister of Fire

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    When I recently did my break in burns with my new F600, which is a porcelain finish, I noticed the stove kept giving off smells each time I fired it a little hotter than the time before. It took several burns between 450F and 500F to finally get all the off gasses burned off.
  5. Coog

    Coog Burning Hunk

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    When I burned off my 7100. I did it in 3 fires, each progressively hotter. No sure what the reprocusions are if you started with a hot fire, other than a lot of nasty gases all at once.
  6. Woody Stover

    Woody Stover Minister of Fire

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    Woodstock says to let the stove cool completely to room temp before the next break-in firing, and so does Jotul. When all else fails, read the manual. ;lol
    And I think that's stove top temp, not room temp. !!!
  7. Kitchen

    Kitchen New Member

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    Thanks everyone for the info. I did the three burns, following the manual and am now sitting in a toasty living room while it is 40 degrees outside tonight. BTW - I got very little gas odor with the Oslo's Blue/Black enamel.
  8. dafattkidd

    dafattkidd Minister of Fire

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    Glad it went well. Post a pic of that beauty. Kitchen is your avatar a picture of your land?
  9. Woody Stover

    Woody Stover Minister of Fire

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    Nice to be able to finally sit back, enjoy the results of your work, and soak up some heat on a cool night. :) It didn't get into the 40s here tonight but I fired up the previous two nights.
    The blue/black finish is gorgeous! :cool:
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    Kitchen New Member

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    Avatar is a picture of the Catskills Mountains from a farm down the road from me. I have the same view, minus the barn.

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  11. dafattkidd

    dafattkidd Minister of Fire

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    Great looking stove! Fantastic view, as well. Thanks for sharing.
  12. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    40F at the end of May, what wacky weather we have. As you've noticed, the enameled Jotuls don't emit a lot of smell when breaking in. That smell is mostly with painted stoves. The paint outgases as it bakes in.

    You're going to love the blue-black enamel. It keeps looking sharp year after year with just a quick towel wipe. Enjoy the new stove! It's a beauty.
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  13. Woody Stover

    Woody Stover Minister of Fire

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    I can't quite see the stove top meter but I'm thinking you could probably run a bit hotter than that. ;)
  14. My Oslo heats my home

    My Oslo heats my home Minister of Fire

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    And of course as mother nature would have it, 70's & 80's to immediately follow.
    I burned last weekend, we had the low 40's too. This Friday the central A/C may grace us.

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