stove: 2018 install, Jotel F45 Greenville

tech: baffle and combustion

burn: 18″ log

area: 750 square feet

Here are the before and after shots of the stove swap. Sadly I did not partake of the wood stove exchange rebate. I still want to hold onto the baby Fisher. I like the full shut off, flat top and size. The debate continues at ours – only now are we getting to the ideal operating temps of these stoves. We’re not sure how much cleaner this is burning than our old but it burns brighter and hotter and holds temp on the button.

Tip: Don’t get an oversized stove for your space! It’ll eat more wood and require more management!

The old but reliable, we miss the ability to completely shut down the air.
The new…
See that particulate lite up in the secondary burn?
Looks good, heat off that glass is lots. Not much heat off sides and even less from chimney – that’s good.
Tools of the trade
Don’t burn green wood! Look for dark, deeply checked, dry and seasoned wood

Our new stoves requires a hot fire with smaller pieces, which means for frequent loads and more splitting. The burn should last 8 hours but no way. The cast iron keeps the heat longer than our old stove but we can’t set the air lower than the manufacturer lets us and therefore we cann’t burn slower. The stove is much faster to get to temp though and keeps an even 200 degrees.

Feb 22, 19 The debate rages on! We’ve just cleaned our chimney and found the creosote buildup is way different from our last stove. We can’t run the burn hot enough to clear the chimney and so the creosote is almost like glass, some kinda hard substance. This was way harder to scrape off the chimney interior with our brushes. We also use the chemical cleaner but much preferred when we could open the draught and control the burn heating up the chimney the amount we wanted.

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