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Jotul 118 Value???

Post in 'Classic Wood Stove Forums (prior to approx. 1993)' started by Carol, Jul 22, 2012.

  1. Carol

    Carol New Member

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    Jotul 118.jpg Hi,
    I have a Jotul 118 that is in almost new condition. It was used one season and sat on the hearth in our living room for years. We have now removed it and put it in storage. The green enamel finish is pristine and a friend who knows wood stoves checked it over and has told me it is "cherry." He checked for any cracks, warped or cracked baffles, and broken seals. All is excellent. I would like to sell it rather than just let it sit in storage. Does anyone have any idea what it would be worth? I have looked at ebay and other websites and nothing I have seen even comes close to the condition and quality of this stove. Most prices range from $350 to $1200. I want to be fair but do not want to give it away. Thanks!

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  2. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Welcome Carol. You have a very desirable stove there. In October, when folks are seriously looking for stoves it could sell for 800 to $1200.
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    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    Carol, when the time comes, one of your advertising options is our "Articles For sale/Wanted, etc." forum here on Hearth.com. Of course, lots more stoves move on craigslist, and there are plenty of woodburners in North Carolina. Nice looking stove. Good luck. Rick
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    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    If I was closer I might even pick it up myself. I'd love to have a stove like that for my new shop.
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    I would start with $1200.00. If you can wait until Fall it should sell.
  6. Carol

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    My husband and I have decided to list the stove the first of October and for $900 cash, firm. Whoever purchases it must pick it up as us old folks can't move it! We hope that sounds fair. Thanks for all the info as we didn't have a clue what it is worth and hadn't even thought about waiting until Fall to advertise it.
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    Carol,

    I am very interested in purchasing your Jotul stove. I had one like it and heated my home for 35 years. My wife wanted to try a gas stove when we remodeled our living room. Subsequently, I loaned it to my step-son for several years and he moved it to a storage area at his business when he moved. When I went to retrieve it, it was gone. No one knows where or when it disappeared. My step-son takes no responsibility for replacing it... So I am very familiar with the stove, its operation and all the good qualities it has. I have been looking for a replacement for 2 years
    . My Tel# is 910-538-7905 ...Bill Bohannon, Wilmington NC.
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    Hey that'd be nice if it works out for you Bill. If you get the stove please post a picture.

    Hope all is well in Wilmington. Nice town.
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    Hi Everyone,

    Mr. Bonhannon came from Wilmington, NC (5.5 hour drive) yesterday and purchased the Jotul 118 stove. Thanks for all the help and advice!

    Carol
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  10. DexterDay

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    Another successful Hearth story. Im sure both parties are extremely excited.

    Congratulations to both of you. Hope to see you both around.

    Mr. Bonhannon, will you be posting any install pics? Great story and what a way to find and buy a stove.
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    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    It's great to hear a happy ending to this story. I'm glad it worked out for the both of you.
  12. Wiliam Bohannon

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    I hope to post some install pictures soon. For the moment I will post some additional pictures that Carol had forwarded to me. The stove is a real "cherry". It is in as perfect a condition as a brand new stove. The enameling has not a chip and no frosting or scratches anywhere. There is no doubt there was very light use of the stove and could be very believable that the stove was only burned
    Being able to get this stove is like reconnecting with an old friend. Other than the EPA rating I don't feel that a new Black Bear has anything on this stove. In fact the newer stove has less space in the firebox.The tested efficiency rating burning 3 lbs of wood/22000 BTU is 76%. I thank Hearth.com for this forum because it directly led to my finding this stove.

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    It looks great. How was the stove connected to the flue? Right side vent?
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    Yes, It is a right side vent. I'm hoping to find someone who might be able to copy /pdf the manual for a 118 for me . The stove has three hangers on the side plates for the baffles so it must be of the UL era but there are no labels or tags on the stove. I am planning on venting it up my standard fireplace flu and have been wondering if it would be beneficial to use a flex stainless flue liner. Any input would
    be appreciated.
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    I have the manual in pdf form. I will PM it to you. A full liner up the chimney makes for easier cleaning and better draft. How tall is the chimney?
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    Thank you., thank you. Carol gave me an informational Jotul Brochure "A Resource Book On The Art Of Heating With Wood " printed by Kristia Associates- Importers.The copyright on the Manual is 1976. It contains a lot of neat information about the desigenrs of the various model stoves and the artists who designed the art reliefs for the stoves.

    The Chimney is about 13-14ft. At the moment I have not measured exactly but have the measurements figured fairly close. Stove is on a raised hearth then it is about 55" to ceiling, figure 4 ft through attic and 4 ft outside chimney above roof. I figured the liner would give the best draft because the clay liners are much larger than the 8X12 maximum listed for the stove.DO you think that the liner should be insulated or will it be ok without?
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    Have the chimney professionally cleaned and inspected so that it's ready for the liner. Ask the sweep if there are any flaws in the current chimney's tiles or mortar. If there are, definitely go insulated. And if the chimney is exterior, go insulated. And if you intend to burn when it's 60::F outside, go insulated. Ah heck, just do it.
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    Someone has a manual in PDF format for the old 118? Please, send this way! I have a 118 and would love to have a copy of the original manual.

    Great find on this stove! We LOVE ours.
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    Brian,
    When I bought this stove Carol also gave me a Jotul resource book that was printed by Kristia Associates the original Jotul importers. It is my intent to copy it to a PDF format so it can be shared with those interested in it. I originally purchased my first 118 in 1975 and it was in use pretty consistently until maybe 2007. When I get the file ready I will upload it to this thread if that is permitted.

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    brianbeech Feeling the Heat

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    Absolutely phenomenal Wiliam!!! Thanks so much!
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    Hi...I just acquired this stove and was wondering if you still have the manual. Thanks - Michelle
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    Thank you very much!
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    Michelle I have a zip file of some pdfs from the booklet I received when I bought the stove. It seems the file is too large to post on the site. I'd be glad t send them to you or to the site with some help.

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