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Review of Jotul --- Castine F400 -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only
Installation Type: Wood/Coal - Freestanding into metal Chimney
Date Reviewed: prior to Nov. 2004*)

Satisfaction Ratings from 5 stars (best) to 1 star (worst)
Satisfaction with unit = ✰✰✰✰✰
Satisfaction with dealer = ✰✰✰✰✰
Satisfaction with manufacturer = ✰✰✰✰✰

Other Information about the Home and Stove
Room Size (Sq ft): 300 sq feet | House Size (Sq feet): 1723 sq. fee
Bought in 0000 , Price Paid: $1900.00
Location : Greenfield, India , Prchsd- 2003
Purchased from: Fireplace Retail Store - Duncan's Fireplace

Likes: 1) Smallish Size with Largish BTU [40,000 ish]
2) LARGE firebox - can fit 20 inch logs in it
2) Clearances only 11" -12" from drywal
3) Heats the whole Tri-Level house when outside temp => 30
4) After 1 Year burning, Chimney VERY clean [efficiency]
5) Ease of Operation - 1 slide lever in the front -thats it

Dislikes: 1) Ash pans need to be bigger - [on all new wood stoves]
2) Smoke exit is in front by doors so opening causes a little to much smoke.

Comments: I bought this Jotul Castine because everyone here on this website that owned one had positive comments. I now agree with all of them - - that this one is a good one.

* Dates that reviews were submitted were not recorded prior to Nov. 2004