Today was an end of an era for my dad's circa 1976 Jotul 602. It was bought during the oil crisis when homeowners were looking to cut heating costs. It was used as a supplemental heater for the last 30 some odd years. It dried countless wet socks, mittens, snow pants and boots. Time and temperature took its' toll and it had a crack in the back panel as was common with these units. The inner side plates were starting to curl at the bottom edge. The top baffle had a hole burned through it. Needless to say, it was to the point of being potentially dangerous. Today we made the swap, and a new Jotul 602CB sits in its' place. The first few break in fires went well so far and it is a well made stove just like the original. Now we all have a piece of mind knowing this heater will have a long service life. I did take the outer side plates to put up on the wall in my basement wood working area for fond memories. Out to the curb it went in an unceremonious fashion and into a scrappers pick-up truck only 10 minutes later. It was kind of like losing a family member. I have to say, we like the new one. Hence the picture of the sideplate is my new avatar. I did borrow a neat Jotul woodburning catalog from my dad that I may scan and post here. It is full of hand drawn cutaways of Jotul stoves, pictures include Jotuls: 602, 606, 118, 380, 507, 404, No. 3 No. 7, No. 6, No. 4 and Jotul System 15 and 16. Hopefully, I can scan the manual soon and put it up here under a different thread. It is very neat book, and it appears that it was made from the importer of Jotuls called Kirstia Associates in Portland, Me.