Jotul F400

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cpmassage4me

Member
Dec 14, 2017
5
Purcellville, BA
My Jotul is burning way too fast. I have had the so called “experts out” to see what they can find. I am
The keeper of the stove. She’s my baby. It’s not the damper, the ash box closes perfectly. How can I get some real help? I used to be able to load her up, throttle her down, and have a nice even heat. Now she burns through wood like crazy. The room gets way too hot and I need to open windows. Is it possible there is a crack in one of the internal plates? I really need someone who know the Jotul inside and out. Any thoughts
 

charger4406

Feeling the Heat
Dec 25, 2011
259
southern Quebec
Take a dollar bill and close the door to the stove on it, then try to pull the bill out,
if it slides out easy then your gaskets are worn and need to be changed.
do this all the way around each door.
 

adrpga498

Minister of Fire
Nov 18, 2005
941
New Jersey
I went about 10 years on my f400 before I changed the door gaskets. Easy fix. Ash door isn't in need yet, (less usage) maybe this spring when 'm bored. Great stove by the way.
 

Nigel459

Feeling the Heat
Oct 24, 2017
342
Ontario, Canada
Is this the first season with the stove? Could be cooler outside temps are increasing your draft. Happening to me these days and have to use the damper much more.
My Jotul is burning way too fast. I have had the so called “experts out” to see what they can find. I am
The keeper of the stove. She’s my baby. It’s not the damper, the ash box closes perfectly. How can I get some real help? I used to be able to load her up, throttle her down, and have a nice even heat. Now she burns through wood like crazy. The room gets way too hot and I need to open windows. Is it possible there is a crack in one of the internal plates? I really need someone who know the Jotul inside and out. Any thoughts
 

cpmassage4me

Member
Dec 14, 2017
5
Purcellville, BA
No. I’ve had this stove for many years and have never had a problem. That’s why this issue is unusual. I’ve replaced the gaskets, the ash pan latch has been replaced and the damper was replaced. I’m beginning to wonder if one of the internal plates is cracked.
 
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webby3650

Master of Fire
Sep 2, 2008
11,062
Indiana
Have you replaced the glass gasket?