Need new stove similar to Jotul Black Bear F118 - Does anything come close?

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LeoOshkosh

New Member
Feb 21, 2021
3
Tennessee
I have a 2014 Jotul Black Bear F118 in my cabin. I'd like to purchase something similar for my garage (that could be used to replace the Black Bear if I ever have trouble finding parts). I like the tradition box stove like the Black Bear.

Dang, I wish I would have purchased 2 black bears back in 2014. I'm kicking myself.

Does anyone have a recommendation for something that will heat 1600 sq ft.?

Thanks
 

begreen

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Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
90,612
South Puget Sound, WA
Your best bet may be to keep an eye out for the used market. Call around to Jotul dealers and ask if any are coming in on a trade.
 
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begreen

Mooderator
Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
90,612
South Puget Sound, WA
Or get an Oslo. It's a side-loading, box stove with a great big window.
 

xman23

Minister of Fire
Oct 7, 2008
2,352
Lackawaxen PA
Up here in the north I run my Oslo when temps are going below 32. 1800 sq ft well insulated, It run's fine with a small load, a bed of coals and 1 split, stove top temp 200 -350. And when down to 0 it has no problem doing the job.