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Jotul Oslo pre-first-burn question

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by JotulOslo, Sep 10, 2006.

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  1. JotulOslo

    JotulOslo Member

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    Hi,
    I am getting ready to light the first break-in fire in my newly installed Jotul Oslo tomorrow. While re-reading the installation instructions I noted that they suggest removing the screws from the oval top plate and leaving it unattached as it makes the chimney sweeps job easier. I am going to do it, but does anyone have any thoughts/insight on this?

    Best regards,

    JotulOslo

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  2. adrpga498

    adrpga498 Minister of Fire

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    I keep mine on , although just "thumb" tight for ease of removal.
  3. MountainStoveGuy

    MountainStoveGuy New Member

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    install double wall interior pipe, with the telescope at the stove, simply slip up the pipe and tape a trash bag, then sweep it. With that method you dont have to worry about shop vac dust flying everywhere. Otherwise, it doenst hurt leaving the top plate loose.
  4. JotulOslo

    JotulOslo Member

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    Thanks for the info! I think I'll leave them 'thumb' tight and then fire up the stove.

    Again, many thanks.

    JotulOslo
  5. senorFrog

    senorFrog New Member

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    Can you let me know how the Oslo works for you. Mine is being installed in a few weeks and I'd like to get some feedback. Especially re how big your house is and how well it heats it. Location, insulation, etc.

    Thanks and I hope it works well for you.
  6. JotulOslo

    JotulOslo Member

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    I have just completed the third break-in burn of the Jotul Oslo, so I can't really give you any valid information about the stove yet. I will say that I have a 38 X 24 foot cape with a second floor that has two rooms measuring a total of 12 X 24, which gives roughly 1200 SF. It was built in 1988, has 2 X 4 walls, is pretty well sheltered from wind by trees, and is located in seacoast NH. I'm looking forward to burning it this winter, as it replaces the typical poorly-built, end wall brick fireplace that I only used once or twice a year. I did the install myself, from the lining of the chimney with a 6" SS liner, building a two-piece block off plate (I drilled and tapped some holes that I then installed SS machine screws into that are used, along with some 3/8" emt conduit clamps, to secure the plates to the damper frame) to replace the damper, and installing durock and granite for the heart extension.

    I'm jonesing to get the next fire going and start enjoying this baby on the cold nights that will inevitably come. I will update more as time progresses.

    JotulOslo
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