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Jotul F 602 installation notes

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We used a jack out of the car and the truck on each side of the Jotul F 602 to slowly raise it up to a point where it connected with the stovepipe.

A solid cinder block was a nice fit for the front feet to rest on and we only had to add a couple of spare tiles to the back block to even it out.

I would say this raises our comfort level more than any other investment we've made in the past.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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It's been since I was about twelve since I have been anywhere around a wood stove being installed, but I would have thought you would bring the pipe down to the stove? Am I missing something?
Comment by Shannon Sat Nov 27 18:57:11 2010
We were originally planning on just cutting a piece of stove pipe to size, but it seemed like trying to scoot in a three inch segment between a solid stove and a solid chimney through the ceiling would be tough. Mark had helped a friend jack up a stove to fit it to a stove pipe once, and that worked remarkably well to get all of the seams tightly sealed, so we thought we'd give it a shot. And it was quite painless! Now the stove is right at eye level if you're sitting on the floor starting it, which is also a plus.
Comment by anna Sat Nov 27 19:48:17 2010

That looks COZY! And I can already smell the chestnuts roasting on top there, or was that tea brewing?

Congrats. I know you're going to enjoy the heck out of that thing this Winter.

Comment by Everett Sun Nov 28 10:08:07 2010

It is extraordinarily cozy. I'm having a hard time tearing myself away from just gazing into the flames, and I'm not someone who's good at sitting still without a book to anchor me.

I'm slowly learning things that are easy to cook on it too. You got the tea right --- my first success. :-) We've also heated up water for dishes on it, and I'm planning to try making some soup before too long.

Comment by anna Sun Nov 28 10:59:42 2010

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