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Jotul F500 Oslo

Jotul F500 Oslo

The Jotul F500 Oslo non-catalytic clean burn woodstove features both front and left side-loading. With its Gothic architecture design and large fire viewing area, Jotul claims the F500 Oslo is the best selling large non-catalytic cast iron woodstove in North America.

The F500 has many standard Jotul features, including the company's clean burn system, industry leading installation clearances for close positioning next to combustibles, and optional short leg kit for installing in a fireplace.

  • Maximum heat output 70,000 BTU/hr
  • Heats up to 2,000 sq.ft
  • 22" log length
  • Up to a 9 hour burn time
  • Top and rear flue outlet
  • 6" flue
  • Weight: 445lbs
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Jotul F500 Oslo
Reviewed and rated by Paul Lavallée on March 15, 2014

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This stove came with the house I bought. I checked with the 'dollar method' and with smoke that the gaskets are ok , the air vent control is ok and the hard wood I use is dry. It gives plenty of heat. The problem is that the fire will last less than 3 hours with a full load of wood and the vent closed.
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Jotul F500 Oslo
Reviewed and rated by dat guy on February 14, 2014

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Its a decent stove but way over priced for what you get. My reburner kept falling i had to weld it to fix that. also the air intake lever keeps coming disconnected from the plat inside. the bottom draft door latch comes apart all the time. this is crap i would expect from a home depot model.
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Jotul F500 Oslo
Reviewed and rated by norm on January 10, 2014

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I experienced the out of control burn, but it is an easy fix. Disassemble the vent control by removing the 2 bolts inside the front door and the cover. Remove the sliding door. You will find the bottom surface not flat enough which leaves a space for the air to enter the for fire area in the fully closed position. Take large piece of Emory sand paper on a flat surface a sand the bottom of the ...
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Jotul F500 Oslo
Reviewed and rated by Serge Vivier on December 08, 2013

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I live in Canada and I have owned many different wood stove for over 40 years. We have had this stove for 5 years in our 1800 Sq feet cape cod and we burn 3 cords of hard wood and 1 cord of soft wood per year. This stove is not perfect and I agree about the dust pan being too small. I clean the entire stove once a week after it has cooled down overnight and use a shop vac with hepa filter. The ...
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Jotul F500 Oslo
Reviewed and rated by Loriandmarcus on November 21, 2013

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I have been buring wood for many years as well and this stove is superb. I actually read the owners manual cover to cover and experience none of the problems the complainers are having. First it will emit a burning smell for the first few uses which is non toxic and will go away after the outer coating evaporates. If you follow the Youtube instructions for lighting, it will never take more than ...
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Jotul F500 Oslo
Reviewed and rated by tdaristide on November 04, 2013

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Takes awhile to get it going and have to open bottom door to create enough air to get fire going. Internal draft mechanism is not enough and I have a good drafting chimney and flu. Burns nice and steady once you get coals going, but hard to get it hot enough to burn off creosote on a regular basis.
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Jotul F500 Oslo
Reviewed and rated by marcin on September 26, 2013

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The best! here you can search more info ;)
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Jotul F500 Oslo
Reviewed and rated by MARK on September 26, 2013

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Great gear! Very hot for all winter! http://google.com
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Jotul F500 Oslo
Reviewed and rated by delta on September 26, 2013

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very good!
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Jotul F500 Oslo
Reviewed and rated by windynightpat on May 28, 2013

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This is my third wood stove, have been burning for over 30 years. The reputation, side load/log length capacity feature and general appearance were the key points in my decision to buy this stove. I've had it for 4 burning seasons and it is by far the worst stove I've had. My biggest complaint is the heat out put is terrible for the amount of wood it consumes. I am very careful to have a clean ...
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Jotul F500 Oslo - ash pan is poorly designed
Reviewed and rated by Living Rural on February 09, 2013

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We bought the stove expecting it to provide about 80% of the heat for our 2500sqft single level house and it does a good job. But, it’s a pain to use because of some easily avoidable design flaws with the ash pan. First, the ash pan has an air space between it and the grate, so what happens is that you constantly have ash scrapped off into the pan area when you pull out the ash pan. Now your on ...
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Jotul F500 Oslo
Reviewed and rated by boogaloo007 on February 02, 2013

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i thought i was doing something wrong but this stove is hard to get long burn times but we love it and it does heat our 1800 sq ft home.
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Jotul F500 Oslo
Reviewed and rated by jimmycriket on February 02, 2013

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Agree with blazer its a great stove for heating a big house like mine but eats alot
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Jotul F500 Oslo
Reviewed and rated by blazer55 on February 01, 2013

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nice stove but short burn times. I could get 8hr burns with my old vermont castings. I'm using lots of kindling and burning more wood.
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Jotul F500 Oslo
Reviewed and rated by GW on January 08, 2013

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I purchased three Jotul stoves. I traded one in and sold one. I still have the third one. I replaced the two with Quqdrifire stoves. Much better stove! The Jotuls were too hard to get started - not enough draft - and they would sometimes stink the house up. My chimneys are first class - new home. Had the dealer and company rep to my home and they could not fix them. They tried new gaskets and ...
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Jotul F500 Oslo
Reviewed and rated by CG on November 10, 2012

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I have had this stove for four years. Installed in my basement of my ranch house and my average tempature in the upstairs is 70 degrees. I haven't experienced any problems with the damper. I burn 24/7 from October to the end of March. A well packed stove with seasoned wood last all night and reignites the next load very easily. When used properly I have zero smoke from the chimney. I clean my ...
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Jotul F500 Oslo damper control problem as well
Reviewed and rated by tt3210@gmail.com on December 24, 2011

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I just experienced the same problem that I think medbill411 and Keystonedig reported in reviews on this site. We love this stove Jotul Oslo F500CB purchased in July 2009. This evening, Christmas eve, the damper control would no longer reduce the volume of air for combustion. The stove was pretty full when this started and burning vigorously. Fortunately, I didn't have a more serious problem this ...
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Jotul F500 Oslo
Reviewed and rated by medbill411@gmail.com on December 17, 2011

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Installed this stove about 4 years ago now I think and we LOVE it! It burns 24/7 and heads our colonial style home (2200 sq ft) nicely. Right now I am stilling here with the rear door of the house open and its 27 degrees out because something new is going on with the stove, even with the damper all the way down the fire is burning really well. Not out of control but hot. Think I will let it ...
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Jotul F500 Oslo damper control problem
Reviewed and rated by Keystonedig@gmail.com on December 13, 2011

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Wonderful stove. I had installed this stove in my 1800 sq ft cathedral ceiling cape cod house in 2003. Been using as my primary heat. I burn between 3 to 4 cords of hard wood per season. Burns 24 hrs. I open side door and ash door together to empty ashes . Glass stays clean if you burn dry wood. Clean double walled pipe which is a good 24-26 ft long twice per season. Top cap is the reason I clean ...
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