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Decided on stove, now what color/finish

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by Jaquith, Aug 16, 2006.

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  1. Jaquith

    Jaquith New Member

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    We have decided to go with the F3 CB after a nice talk with our dealer/installer (Also a friend of ours) who has been selling, installing, and cleaning stoves for 15 years here. I mentioned that we liked the F3 better than the Nordic and he said he was too but had not mentioned it to us yet. We both agreed that is right at the edge of being too big. He said there is great market around here for used stoves and if it doesn't suit our needs he would help us sell it. We also talked about the HS soapstone option (Which he use to sell a long time ago but doesn't anymore) and agreed with what Ryan said, that it will probally be easier to regulate the heat with the cast iron, given that we have a super insulated 850 sq ft strawbale house, the walls will act as the mass that heats up and then radiates the heat back. Since I can tend the stove during the day we can keep it going 24/7 if we want and taking the chill off the house in the am (or after skiing all day), after the fire has long since died and the stove is cold, quickly and then cool the house down with an open window or door if it gets too hot.

    Now, color and finish. I can go into the stove stove tomorrow and ask Maria and Brian but can you help me out? The only Jotuls they have on the floor are blue/black enamel and painted matte black. Does this stove come in other colors (besides Ivory, F 3cb doesn't come in Ivory I don't think). For sure we are getting enamel, but the Jotul website does not have a way to view the stoves in different colors and finishes, as far as I can tell from their site is that this stove comes in painted matte black, blue-black enamel, and a painted blue black? Can someone help me out here?

    Thanks! We are placing our order tomorrow.

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  2. MountainStoveGuy

    MountainStoveGuy Minister of Fire

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    If you go with a enamel, you wont have to refinish it. If you go with a painted stove, it will look more antiqued, and will require maintenace to keep it looking new. No functioal difference as far as stove performance. The blue black enamel is probably my favriot finish from jotul. Good luck, and glad you got it all figured out!
  3. Jaquith

    Jaquith New Member

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    is blue black enamel the only other color choice? I would pefer the enamel finish. Are there other enamel colors?
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    MountainStoveGuy Minister of Fire

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    just ivory, and iron enamel.
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    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    The blue-black is classic and looks very sharp. I'm not sure it's still there, but I would also consider the green Castine if MSG still has one in stock.
  6. MountainStoveGuy

    MountainStoveGuy Minister of Fire

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    Im all out, at the price those things were priced at they moved fast. Green is no longer avalible. Jotul has never been to strong in the color choice department. the new iron enamel is nice too.
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    Personally, I really like the ivory finish myself, especially on the 3CB
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    I have the blue/black. It is really easy to keep clean and looks nice. Hard to see any blue in there and in my opinion it is not really shiny, which is good.
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    I have always liked the enamel stoves, and think they look great, but my concern has been the chips that inevitably occur, especially around the door hinges, etc. Any way to keep that to a minimum? FYI, In the end, I punted, and went with Iron paint... not sure if its available on the Jotul 3 though. Looks much better than the black, IMO.

    -- Mike
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    I still have our 20+ yr. old 602 with dark red enamel. It barely has a chip on it and still looks great after many years of steady use. The blue/black 3CB came with a very tiny (<1/8?) chip on the back corner which I touched up right away. Other than that it still looks like new after a full season of burning. I've never owned a painted stove that didn't grey out from dust and ashes in a few years and start looking shabby. This doesn't happen with porcelain enamel.

    Prolly the best way to keep it looking good is to never overfire the stove, do a couple break-in fires at the beginning of the season and don't bang on the stove with metal pokers, shovels, kettles, etc.
  11. MountainStoveGuy

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    Hmmmm that enamel green castine showed back up over the weekend, i guess the last buyer changed there mind.
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    Sorry to hear that. Jaquith, here's your opportunity. That is a nice looking stove and it will give you longer burn times. If I lived closer it might be on the back of my truck.
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    Boulder will be buzzing too much about the JonBenet arrest to be thinking about stoves.
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