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  1. tbuff

    tbuff Feeling the Heat

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    My friend found a Jotul F600 on CL for $600. It looks to be in great shape and is not a far ride to go pick it up. The seller does not know the age as the stove was there 3 years ago when she moved in. Questions:

    Is $600 good for the F600?
    Are they good stoves?
    Should we be looking at any specific areas of concern when picking it up?

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  2. mellow

    mellow Resident Stove Connoisseur

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  3. tbuff

    tbuff Feeling the Heat

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    I don't believe that is it. I think he's just getting the stove, no pipe, etc..
  4. jeff_t

    jeff_t Minister of Fire

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    I'm pretty sure that if it's in great shape, $600 is a steal. If it needs new gaskets, it is probably still a good price. Don't drag your feet.

    Jotul makes fine products.
  5. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Agreed, snooze ya lose. Tell her you are coming right over. If you have a smart phone, bring it and post some shots while there. Inspect the grate and surrounding base area in interior closely for cracks.
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    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    If you are still here reading this, you are gonna miss out on a pretty darned good deal.

    Look for the obvious signs of over fire. Give it a good visual inspection and then hand her the money and load it up.
  7. tbuff

    tbuff Feeling the Heat

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    This is the stove. It has secondary burn tubes and has no cracks or warps... But look at the front enamel?

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    He's gettin it for $500... Is this just cosmetic?
  8. tbuff

    tbuff Feeling the Heat

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    He's going to send me more pics to post when he gets there. Thanks for the feedback BE and jags, can always count on you guys.
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    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Be aware that enamel "repair" ain't gonna happen at home. Nothing stopping a person from cleaning it off and repainting. But to re-enamel - that is a deal breaker.
  10. tbuff

    tbuff Feeling the Heat

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    Jeff too! Didn't see your post when I refreshed page.
  11. tbuff

    tbuff Feeling the Heat

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    He was going to clean the entire thing and reliant with white stove paint, should I advise againg the purchase?
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    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Not if he is aware of it already. Just didn't want him to get it home and then start to google "enamel repair"
  13. tbuff

    tbuff Feeling the Heat

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    Ok. Thanks Jags.

    Could he sand areas to level out missing enamel holes and paint it all? Or try to remove all enamel?
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    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Is the picture reversed? If not it looks like an F500 Oslo with the side load door on the left.

    The stove could be painted by sanding the enamel to give it tooth, or better yet have it shot blasted down to the metal.
  15. tbuff

    tbuff Feeling the Heat

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    I'm not sure how the picture was taken, that is what I recieved from my buddy. I'm guessing its safe to tell him that if everything looks good when he goes, 500 may be. Good deal?

    I love the Jotul stoves, if I part ways with my Hearthstone, I'll def get a Jotul.
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    tbuff Feeling the Heat

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    I do say what you're talking about it looking like the Oslo...
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    Yeah, I'm thinking this is an Oslo. Still an F500 for $500 is not a bad deal if not abused. Examine the secondary rack closely for warping too.
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    Thought the F600 has double doors on the front?
  19. Jags

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    He could, but that ol girl has alot of curves and that enamel isn't going to sand very easy. A bead blast might be the best option, although not free unless he has the equipment.
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    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes, the F600 is a double door. I also think this stove is the F500 Oslo.
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    Nick Mystic Minister of Fire

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    It is definitely the Jotul Oslo F 500. Even with the enamel in such bad shape I'd think anything around $500 is quite a bargain if the stove hasn't been over fired and damaged in some way. I don't think it will be possible to make the stove look like new without spending quite a lot of money on redoing the finish. I have a Jotul F 600 with the Mojolica Brown Porcelain Enamel finish and I don't see how that finish could be removed by the consumer. I have to wonder what that stove has gone through to mess up the enamel so badly? It would be a great stove to put in a basement where it's not going to be so visible like it might be in a living room. You could touch up the enamel in that sort of setting and without real good lighting it would probably look okay.
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    You could get fancy and paint black stripes on it to make it look like a zebra or some other design, that would help take the eye off the differences.
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  23. tbuff

    tbuff Feeling the Heat

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    Thanks all for the input. You guys are the bestest.
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    Ram 1500 with an axe... Minister of Fire

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    I'm sorry to say but it looks really bad and old, if its for a garage, I'd say offer 250. It's abused on the outside, it must be abused on the inside. Buyer beware. JMHO
    You can get that home and end up real sorry, it's a gamble
    I'm sure she is thinking " I just want to get rid of this junk"
  25. mellow

    mellow Resident Stove Connoisseur

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    One mans junk can be another mans treasure.... I have bought worse and refurbed them to a working stove with plenty of life left. Jotul has a good parts supply.
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