Jotul F500 V3 Oslo conundrum

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JamesGuido

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Jan 5, 2021
95
Raymond, Wisconsin
you folks seem to know much more about the Jøtul F500 v3 than i do...
i've been burning it since installed late December 2020.
Yes, at first, i did have control problems for a brief period, but those have since "disappeared" and the stove seems to be burning "in a groove" since.
I added nothing to control my high temps... but from the tips i picked up from this forum, i.e., not emptying the ash pan, not opening the front glass door (loading / burning from the side), the F500 has burned efficiently and consistently. Almost like a set it and forget it appliance.
Before having the Jøtul installed, we burned a VC since 1992(?) without worries. And I expect the very same from this F500.
 
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nunyabinis

Member
Nov 23, 2018
24
South Carolina
you folks seem to know much more about the Jøtul F500 v3 than i do...
i've been burning it since installed late December 2020.
Yes, at first, i did have control problems for a brief period, but those have since "disappeared" and the stove seems to be burning "in a groove" since.
I added nothing to control my high temps... but from the tips i picked up from this forum, i.e., not emptying the ash pan, not opening the front glass door (loading / burning from the side), the F500 has burned efficiently and consistently. Almost like a set it and forget it appliance.
Before having the Jøtul installed, we burned a VC since 1992(?) without worries. And I expect the very same from this F500.
If you cover the two unregulated air holes in the Ash House with a magnet you will be able to clean the ashes out without worry. By letting the ashes fill up the tray and bottom of the stove, you are effectively blocking those air holes. Six of one, half a dozen of the other.

By covering those holes with magnets, my stove has gone from a roaring lion to a purring feline cat.
 
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daltojoh

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Jan 14, 2022
4
Mass
If you cover the two unregulated air holes in the Ash House with a magnet you will be able to clean the ashes out without worry. By letting the ashes fill up the tray and bottom of the stove, you are effectively blocking those air holes. Six of one, half a dozen of the other.

By covering those holes with magnets, my stove has gone from a roaring lion to a purring feline cat.
Where exactly are these holes located?
 

bigealta

Feeling the Heat
May 22, 2010
365
Utah, NJ