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  1. NordicSplitter

    NordicSplitter Feeling the Heat

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    I know my Jotul 600 is only 3 yrs old but I am already thinking about my next stove for my retirement home. I am leaning towards a Soapstone Wood Stove. Anyone have any experience with this kind of stove? Pro's & Con's would be nice :)

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  2. Bub381

    Bub381 Minister of Fire

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    Look up Woodstock soapstone stoves and also remember their 6 month return policy.Study their site and study it hard. A couple pros n cons.If you let your fire go out and want fast heat from a cold firebox,it'll take awhile warming all that stone but boy after an hr you'll get the best kinda smooooth heat.Hey,try it and return it after 6 months no return shipping cost to you.Buy a 2nd hand from them,go pick out your own stone,pick your own color or get a custom color.Get the best customer service out there.



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  3. Bub381

    Bub381 Minister of Fire

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    As a matter of fact call them when you're done.They'll talk to you like an old friend.
  4. Bub381

    Bub381 Minister of Fire

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    Ohhhhhhhhh Dennis! lol
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  5. Bub381

    Bub381 Minister of Fire

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    I just read the new rules and I want to state this.I wrote these replies from my own personal experience and it does not by any means mean this is the best stove out there but buddy it sure works for me.You asked about soapstone and this is the only 1 I have experience with.Sorry for all the replies.
  6. JA600L

    JA600L Feeling the Heat

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    I think the Ideal Steel Hybrid is the way many are going. From Woodstock. You can get a soapstone liner for it.
  7. mark cline

    mark cline Member

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    Hearthstone Mansfield is what I have and I can't say enough about it. Beautiful to look at , burns clean and holds the heat for hours after the fire dies down.
  8. webby3650

    webby3650 Master of Fire

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    The Mansfield is a great heater and is comparable in size to the 600. That would be a good one. Hearthstone makes very nice stuff and so does Woodstock from what I hear. They are about the only companies in the soapstone corner, so it should make it easier to decide. Don't make a decision based on that money back guarantee, if you make an educated decision there would be no need to return it.:)
  9. Papa-Yankee-Romeo-Oscar

    Papa-Yankee-Romeo-Oscar Member

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    I would buy a woodstock.

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