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    Replacing wood stove -- sizing

    I am preparing to replace a 1980s era wood stove (original to the house) and am having difficulty comparing heat output ratings from different manufactures. The current stove is a Federal Airtight (Dutchwest India LTD) model FA264CCL which is appropriately sized to the house. The house itself...
  2. M

    Help and advice needed please - Jotul Firelight CB

    Hello I am clearing out my dads garage and he has this wood burner. It has Firelight CB on the back but there seems to be so many different models and conflicting information when I have searched online. Could anyone please help me with an exact model and approx. value to sell as it is for a...
  3. K

    Scandia 100 worth like new?

    So my parents bought a Scandia 100 wood stove a long time ago. It has been in storage and never used. It’s a beautiful stove and we were going to use it but decided to go with something else that takes longer wood pieces. I know it’s a scandalous knockoff of Jotul and for seasoned wood burners...
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    Final Decision (indecision!) between Jotul F55, Hearthstone Shelburne or Manchester, and Woodstock Ideal Steel

    Hi Folks! Coming in for a landing on a final decision about my stove purchase :). Based on all the feedback on this forum I think I'm going to stay away from the F500 Oslo v3. I don't really want to spend that much money on a new stove and potentially have to do things like plug the ashpan...
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    Jotul C450 problems

    Greetings, long time lurker never posted. I use a outdoor boiler for heat so this issue is not pressing. I'm looking for advice on my jotul c450 kennebec insert. My insert has had this awful rattle since week 1. It was installed by my local dealer.. My blower bearings are good. Has been changed...
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    Like a game of Jenga heating a house in Maine... Where to put the Jotul F3CB and what other stove to buy?

    Greetings! I am a longtime lurker on these forums, and this is my first post. I hope it's not too detailed--might be better broken up into separate posts--but on the other hand everything is highly related to the rest of the context. In 2021 we bought a 2800-square-foot 2-story colonial with...
  7. W

    Tips for buying a used Jotul GF DV gas stove from afar?

    Hi! I've spent the last several weeks obsessively reading It's a Gas posts (thank you!), and I've narrowed down my search to the Jotul GF 200 or 300 DV standing pilot (NG). I don't have the budget for a new unit. Used stoves are very scarce in my area so I'm looking at trucking one out from...
  8. M

    Help! Identify old Jotul?

    Hi team, Classic story - bought a house and wood stove was in place. It’s a two door wood insert, can’t see any identifications but a Jotul marking. Can’t find it on any Jotul sites (even the antique ones). Anyone have any ideas? Also, the doors won’t close (looks like the latch catcher is...
  9. H

    Jotul not consistently responding to thermostat

    Apologies if I'm duplicating a thread, but the others I looked at didn't seem to be quite the same problem. Here goes: I have a Jotul GF 500 DV, purchased new in 2014. I use a Proflame transmitter as a thermostat and have had good results with that. In the last few years, however, I find...
  10. C

    Thoughts on offset boxes?

    Hey all, Thought I’d tap your collective genius. I recently had a Jotul C550 Rockland insert installed. The flue was off by about an inch so the installer used an offset box. I’ve heard other people say they’ve used them without issue, but I’m wondering if they can cause draft limitations...
  11. K

    Factory Refurbished Jøtul F 600? A Good Option in 2021?

    Hi there! Our home is around 2600 square feet with 12 foot ceilings and a grand and cavernous entry hall with a stairway to the upper floor. We want to get a wood stove this winter (it's going to be a DARK winter, as we've been told) so we want to set ourselves up to weather the storm... both...
  12. M

    Buying a used Jotul stove - questions

    We are considering buying a used Jotul 370 gas stove. It looks to be in good shape and was uninstalled by the owner ( we are told they have "building experience.") Is it a bad idea to buy a gas stove uninstalled by an owner and not a professional? We are trying to weigh the risks of this.
  13. N

    Quadra-Fire 5700 Step Top opinions

    Now that I’ve decided my 550 Rockland isn’t going to be cost effective to install. I’m looking at Wood Burners. My wife stopped by the local store and came home with a Quadra fire brochure. We love the Jotul, but I am open to other brands. House is 1800 sq feet Granite fieldstone with a 600...
  14. N

    Installing a Jotul Rockland in new addition

    I added a 600 sq ft addition to our house. We took our fireplace insert with us when we moved cause we loved it so much. Anyways, I am looking to use a fire rock prefab 36” fireplace with a metal fab chimney. I will use the lite rock installation so I can install on the floor. Can I run an...
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    Jotul C550 Rockland Insert height requirements

    Hey everyone. First time posting here but didn’t see anything quite related to this question. I’m about to purchase a Jotul C550 Rockland insert. I was just looking at dimensions and it shows the opening height requirement is 23 3/4”. Due to the slightly uneven bricks on the floor of the...
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    Jotul F3CB 1990

    I found this Jotul F3CB on Facebook Marketplace for $600. The only problem is that is was made in 1990. I’m curious if a wood stove that old is even legal or certified to be used. There could be some serious issues hiring a company to install it. Are there any major differences with this wood...
  17. Chris_F

    Opinions and recommendations for a new wood burning stove insert

    Good morning all. It's been years since I've written, but I always enjoy reading your insights into everything relating to my pellet stove and wood stove. Thank you in advance for always taking the time to write helpful advice to novices and amateurs like me! My mom (in her seventies, living...
  18. smitten

    Stove recommendations for small office shed with really tall ceiling

    So we just built a 240 sq ft office but it ended up with two lofts and a really tall 14' ceiling. Wanting to heat it with wood. We are often running 20-40 degree days in the winter. Any recommendations on what type of stove to get? I'm seeing really good feedback on this forum on the Jotul. I...
  19. Nuthatch

    Hearth Protection for new Jotul F602

    Hi folks, I'm looking through the Jotul documentation for my new F602 v2 and want to make sure I'm reading the hearth protection right. It says under 'hearth protection': "Either of the following forms constitutes approved hearth protection: any UL, ULC or Warnock-Hersey listed hearth board. •...
  20. eyesoutside

    Jotul 602 clearances and design (for sauna hot room)

    I'm building a sauna in the backyard and need help with my clearances. It's a 12'x8' platform, with a change room and a hotroom. The interior dimensions are 7'4"x4' (change room) and 7'2"x7' (hot room). The ceiling is 96". See diagram. I have an older Jotul 602 (black plastic handle) for the hot...
  21. IzzyW

    Jotul vs Lopi vs Valor vs ??

    We are looking to replace our old wood-burning stove (it came with the house we bought last year) with a new gas stove. But, admittedly, we are flying blind in this search. Shopping for a gas stove seems unlike any other purchase process I can recall. I can’t find reviews, have to go through...
  22. K

    Correct stove sizing for irregular layout in a small house

    Looking for advice on woodstove sizing given a non-traditional layout. I apologize in advance for the long post. Our house is 1100sq ft and well insulated. We are putting a woodstove in the living room. Our living room is long and narrow, 13ft wide x20ft deep. At the back of the living room is...
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    Would a Jotul 118CB Black Bear external heat shield fit an older Jotul 118B

    I'm interested in knowing if the Jotul 118 CB part # 320099 would fit the 118B, even though it is designed for the Black Bear model. Does anyone have experience with these? Would it do much to dampen the intensity of the radiant heat from the cast iron? I'm certain the 118B I have is an...
  24. T

    Taiwan Stove ID

    Hello, I'm looking to ID this stove. The back says Taiwan, but there are no other markings. I can see where a plate was previously attached but it is now gone. Seems to bee a Jotul Knock off, but I don't believe it is a Scandia / Franklin. Anyone have any ideas?
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    Wood stove for fireplace installation - questions before purchase

    Last winter our sweep cautioned us against using our fireplace as an open hearth due to cracked tiles and lack of parging. After lots of reading, debates over wood v. pellet v. gas, and visits to the stove dealer we are close to making the final decision to purchase a wood stove which will sit...
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    Jotul 602 standard - mod air intake for building regs

    Hi, I am near completion on my self-build house. Looking at stoves and always loved the old style Jotul's so it was really great that my partners father had one in his shed and she findly remembers this one keeping her house warm growing up. An added bonus may be financial in that a new up to...
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    Jøtul not staying on set temperature

    I have a jøtul gf 305 with a profane 2 transmitter. It was working fine until a few days ago when it stopped keeping the set point temperature. It will heat the room to the temp but once it dips below that temp, won’t heat up again. Batteries look fine and the remote is set to Smart, so it...
  28. K

    Help on Used Jotul F 500

    Hello everyone Looking for some advice on a used 2015 Jotul F 500 stove that someone is selling locally. It's a 3-hour drive and I have to rely on photos and the seller description. I have limited knowledge of what to look out for when buying used. I would love to hear from someone here if...
  29. Jordan

    Update: Stove install - Jotul 404

    Thanks for everyone’s input and posting on this site. Truly the best source for my install. Here are some photos to share and hopefully aid someone else in the future. Stove is a Jotul 404. Rear Through wall install and then through soffit. Required custom brackets on exterior. Roof...
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    Smell of campfire in upstairs room where chimney runs through and out the roof when stove is not burning

    I am in my second year of my Jotul F400 and metalsbestos chimney (both were purchased used). Everything started off great this year but now I have a couple issues. 1. My woodstove is not running as hot as it was last year and when I put in a new log it emits smoke into the room where it didn't...