We have a three year old Jotul F500 v3 and have been through TWO warped grates…don’t over burn…replaced ash pan gasket and get good resistance with dollar bill…we vacuum the catalytic converter once a week and have the stove professionally cleaned and maintained annually…either a stove design flaw or something substandard with the cast iron used for the grate…that’s my 2 cents worth …. Other than that we love it! Hope that if it’s a design flaw it doesn’t cut the life of the stove short or cause otherwise unnecessary repairs over its lifetime….that would irritate me greatly!has this happened to anyone else?
i owned a vermont castings from '93 to '20 without ever seeing anything like this....
my Jøtul F500v3 is only 1 year old.
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i do not empty the ashpan, only shovel out every now and then as needed... today i did.
after burning mixed nuts shells last night... i thought i'd clean'um out.
wild. never seen such a thing.
sent photos to the wood stove suppler/installer.
we'll see what they've got to say.