Can a wood burner be repaired? - Jotul Series 8

BarneyBarney Posted By BarneyBarney, May 16, 2018 at 10:12 AM

  1. BarneyBarney

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    I have acquired an old enamel Jotul (I believe series 8). All in good condition (maybe missing some internal components) except for one major thing - Someone has cut a long slim rectangle fromt he base. I don't know if they have tried to modify in some way. Is it possible to repair it? It's otherwise in such good condition that it seems a shame to let it go to waste.
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  2. peakbagger

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    If you know what you need, keep an eye on Ebay, there are folks that scrap out Jotul's and sell the parts. As long as its not a wear part that everyone wants you may get lucky. (search Jotul)
     
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    Can you post a picture of the alteration? The series 8 is still sold in the UK I believe. The base may be available from a Jotul dealer, though perhaps not in enamel. Do you know the age of the stove?
     
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    Do you really mean “base”, or is it inside the sill? The Jotul air control design is prone to sticking in the full-closed position, and became such a problem for them that they eventually added an access panel just inside the doors, so one could open and clean / lube in there. This was lacking on older stoves, but some owners have cut their own, to resolve issues in there. They sell a gasketed cast plate designed to cover the hole, if that’s what you’re describing.
     
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    Ah, good thought. That is the doghouse cover on the newest stoves. The older model 8 had a spin-wheel draft control. The newer series 8 models had the air control at the top right, so an access panel was not needed. The new Jotul models (F400, F500 & F600) now have the bottom slider draft control.

    A picture of the cutout would help.
     
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    Nice offer, though note that Barney is across the pond.
     
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    I have a question: Has anyone done an outside air kit before? I have an old Jotul 8 that I want to run a hose to. Anyone ever done this?
     
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    No direct experience with the 8, but the 12 has three inlets, which I think would make the direct connection of any OAK rather difficult. The primary air to the firebox came thru two inlets under the stove, hiding in the back corners of the base, on each side of the ash pan drawer. Then there was a separate inlet for the cat, hiding behind the UL plate in the back of the stove. At a minimum, you’d have to remove that plate for a direct connection, which I thought was illegal, but maybe that’s just another mattress tag rumor.
     
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    Ok - thanks. Obviously, I have some time till this fall so I am going to research this one and take my time.
     
  11. begreen

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    I don't recall an OAK connection showing up until later on the F400. You could run an air pipe to the bottom are of the stove.
     
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    I've always wondered when I see folks post about doing this. Isn't it going to let an awful lot of cold air into the home, if not directly connected to the stove?
     
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    Could happen if the intake was on the windward side of the house. Not so much a worry if off the crawlspace. It's not a tight connection to the firebox on several stoves. If one is concerned about unwanted airflow a damper could be put on it.
     
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