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New Jotul F370 Installed

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by doa2k, Mar 6, 2012.

  1. doa2k

    doa2k New Member

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    Hi all,

    First off I liked to thank you guys for all the insight you and this forum has provided me as I've finally completed a 4 month project in getting this stove installed in my home. The prep process included stove selection, chimey replacement, hearth selection, wall protection, clearances and installation. We choose the Jotul F370 for aethetic purposes. We love the look and it fits well into our contemporary style. For those who are curious...The Hearth is a custom 1 inch slab of dense granite "black galaxy" all black with a little copper flake. It measures 45" all sides with the front corner snipped off. Its a remnant piece I sourced locally for $550, although they charged me $300 to bring it over and place/level it. Given that it weighs 350 lbs, I didnt have a problem with that. The wall protection are standard UL type II stove boards measuring 48" x 28". I had them framed in brushed black aluminum to give them an artsy finished look. VERY happy with the way they turned out. The boards were about $350 for both and framing was a little over $100. I had the boards minimally sized to allow no part of the stove to be closer than 16" to an unprotected wall as required in the technical manual. The final measurements came out perfect. At full burn the unprotected walls to the sides of the frame get hot, but not hot enough so that you cant keep your hand there (a practical guideline I read somewhere). Now the good stuff...The stove is rated at 35,000 btu's max. This is my first stove so I have nothing to compare it to, but when cranking it kicks out plenty of heat. Our home is approx 1400 sq ft and the area intended to be heated is roughly 900 sq ft with a 19 ft ceiling at its peak. I'm able to raise the thermostat temp 5-7 degrees in about 3 hours and maintain peak temperature without running the stove at full bore. The burning chamber is relatively small accepting logs no longer than 13-14 inches placed teepee style. (3) 4 inch thick pieces placed vertically pretty much fills it. Burn time is quick. New logs need to be added every 2 hours to keep this thing kickin near full strength. They claim 4-6 burn time but after 4 hours you'll have embers on their way out. We dont intend to go 'off the grid' so it doesnt bother me. Its a supplemental heat source and if I can save 25-30% on my oil expenditure, I'll be more than happy. Below are a couple of picks. Thanks again everyone and happy burning!

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  2. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    That looks very spiffy. First posting for this stove I think? You do know that by framing the wall shields in, they are not much different than not being there. Wall shields are supposed to be suspended off the wall with spacers so that there is a 1" air space behind them. They must be open top and bottom for ventilation.
  3. joecool85

    joecool85 Minister of Fire

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    Any pics of it mid-burn? I like the look of it. If it was just a bit bigger I could use it in my house.
  4. doa2k

    doa2k New Member

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    I should have clarified. The stove boards are mounted with 1" ceramic spacers and the framing is flush with the back surface of the stoveboards so there is a one inch air gap between any part of the frame and the walls so its up to code. Thanks for the props! The one thing I didn't realize before I had this put in was the wonderful light show you achieve well into a burn lowering the air valve. Its so soothing visually! I love it!
  5. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Sounds good. It's hard to see the gap with black trim on a black panel. Add my vote for some shots of it burning. We like fire!
  6. DanCorcoran

    DanCorcoran Minister of Fire

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    Those wall boards are a great idea! I don't need them for insulation, but they sure make the corner look better. My cabin has a high ceiling (like yours) and I've been racking my brain as to how I could define the corner. Thanks again!
  7. webby3650

    webby3650 Master of Fire

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    Looks great! I had suggested using something more contemporary to match the stove, you thought the boards would look great and you were right. Good Job!
  8. certified106

    certified106 Minister of Fire

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    Very cool looking stove! Definitely keep us updated on how you like it. Pics of the stove in full burn would be cool :)
  9. Pallet Pete

    Pallet Pete Guest

    That is a very beautiful stove ! I am curious how it performs. Please keep us posted ?

    Pete
  10. jrcurto

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    Love the cathedral/loft and the stove. I have plans for the same some day with a spiral stair case (maybe a power lift for old age!)
  11. PutneyVT

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    Jotul F370


    We have an installation that the Jotul F370 looks perfect for…but we cannot find any 1st hand reviews as to its performance. In particular, we would like to know people's experience with having to tilt up the 12" logs, and the time intervals between the need to refill.


    Thanks in advance for any help.

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