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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