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Jotul F 3 CB

Jotul F 3 CB

Jotul claims the F 3 CB is the best selling small cast iron woodstove in North America. Low venting height, optional short leg kit, and open door fire viewing makes the Jotul F 3 CB the perfect hearth stove.

The stove has garnered at least a 75% thermal efficiency rating and complies with IRS tax guidelines for a 10% consumer tax credit of up to $300. Manufactured with built-in rear and bottom heatshields, which provide excellent clearances when using double wall chimney.

  • Proven spring-loaded door latch system recognized as the industry's finest
  • Ability to rear vent, top vent or side vent
  • Maximum heat output: 42,000 BTU/hr
  • Heating capacity: Up to 1,300 sq.ft
  • Max log length: Up to 18"
  • Over 75% efficient
  • Burn time: Up to 7 hours
  • Finish options: Matte Black Paint. Ivory or Blue/Black Enamel, or Brown Majolica Enamel
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Jotul 3 CB
Reviewed and rated by BobK on April 04, 2014

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I have been using the Jotul 3 CB since 1999 (not the F 3 CB). I burn about a cord of wood each season. I burn only well seasoned (curing for at least 2 years) hardwoods. Whenever I run the stove I make sure there is a window open about 1/8 inch nearby. The Jotul 3 CB stove has been flawless! It can heat my 1800 sq. ft. home even on cold days here in Maryland. I checked the chimney last ...
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Jotul Worthless Warranty and Poor Build Quality
Reviewed and rated by Derek Coombes on March 22, 2014

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I have 2 Jotul F3s, the 12 year old one is perfect, excellent bit of kit, well made and no problems whatsoever. This is why I bought a second 3 years ago for a games room - totally different story. It is used in exactly the same way as the original stove but the burn plates have just disintegrated in less than 3 years. I approached Jotul for their advice - totally unhelpful and just said "not ...
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Jotul Worthless Warrenty & Poor Build Quality
Reviewed and rated by Derek Coombes on March 22, 2014

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I have 2 Jotul F3s, the 12 year old one is perfect, excellent bit of kit, well made and no problems whatsoever. This is why I bought a second 3 years ago for a games room - totally different story. It is used in exactly the same way as the original stove but the burn plates have just disintegrated in less than 3 years. I approached Jotul for their advice - totally unhelpful and just said "not ...
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Jotul F 3 CB poor choice
Reviewed and rated by Art Burger on March 06, 2014

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Bought the Jotul F3CB as a replacement for a Morso 7110 and was a total mistake. The jotul was rated 4,000 BTU higher than the Morso but is a real joke, can't even heat half the footage claimed. The stove "over fired" even with all draft controls closed, had to install a stack damper to keep it under control. Had the dealers service person check it out and claimed my wood was TOO dry and was ...
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Jotul F 3 CB
Reviewed and rated by Susan Whitehead on February 06, 2014

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Grew up with air tight stoves for 75% of our heat in winter. Do not buy from this company!! My Jotul Stove either had a curing problem or defect as it was warped & I tried everything and could not get Sutter hearth and home in Issaquah Washington to take it back. I could not carry it. The ceramic glass broke every time we put it in. The tab on the vent in front, fell off (crumbled) the ...
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Reviewed and rated by MuskieC on January 04, 2014

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I just posted a review of the Jotul F3 CB, where I gave it a 3, 3, 2 rating. When the review posted it showed 5 stars for all categories. Trying again here to set the record straight.
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Jotul F 3 CB not worth the money
Reviewed and rated by MuskieC on January 04, 2014

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We downsized from an older and larger stove, so we knew there would be an adjustment to the small size. The stove is rated for 1300 sf and we are heating less than that in a 20 year old house which is fairly tight and well insulated, in North Carolina. This stove just does not put out the heat. It draws well, burns well, but all the heat goes straight up the pipe. It seems to burn efficiently ...
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Jotul F 3 CB
Reviewed and rated by dutchman on December 18, 2013

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I am a former chimney sweep, wood stove and chimney installer and part time salesperson for woodstoves such as Garrison, Jotul, Upland (in the 1970's). I have also been a frequent wood stove user. From my past experience i knew Jotul was a good woodstove so i purchased a Jotul F 3 CB on sale during Jotul days last August 2013. Prior to this stove my last woodstove purchase was in 1988. I ...
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Jotul F 3 CB
Reviewed and rated by VT Winters on January 17, 2013

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I just got an 1983 model 3 Jotul to replace my larger VT Castings Vigilant. I also placed an expensive, high-end thermometer on the stove pipe after I installed it. At full tilt, I max out at 230 degrees going out the pipe; which beat the VT Castings, given it would get out of control and require babysitting. On top of that, I burn about a 1/3 less wood. Great buy for $800, in ivory white. I ...
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Jotul F 3 CB
Reviewed and rated by John in PA on January 13, 2013

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Sorry about the first submission. I wanted to make sure that I didn't waste time posting to a site that first required a subscription. I installed my F3CB on Thursday and have run it for three days. I have it installed on my hearth. (Pictures available if you ask) This is probably the only stove on the market that will fit under a 26" lintel. That is the top of your fireplace opening. I ...
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Jotul 3 CB Smoker ratings
Reviewed and rated by Burner Bob on January 05, 2013

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The site reset when I went to submit my review and the ratings all went back to 5's. As you can tell from my dealings with the stove I rate it lower.
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Jotul 3 CB Smoker
Reviewed and rated by Burner Bob on January 05, 2013

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I bought this stove back in 1999 thinking Jotul had been around awhile and should make a good product. It worked well for about four years and then one winter I started it up and the stove back drafted. It would not draw no matter what and I ended up having to take the burning wood out to the driveway - what a nightmare! I re-did all the maintenance and had the chimney checked and everything else ...
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Jotul F 3 CB
Reviewed and rated by jim o on January 28, 2012

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Have owned this stove for four years. Will run to top of safe heat range easily when cold out,Mn., so installed stove pipe damper. Wow, whole different behavior. Of course, this years winter is warm, so stove stays on low end of safe range with much more ash generated. Stove not so efficient now with damper and warmer winter! Last year I could put wood in every two hours. My fault as stove is ...
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