A video of the inside


The wood stove (click images for a larger version)

Metal chimney

The stainless steel chimney is installed. This is Class A insulated pipe. You need it anywhere you go through ceilings, roofs and interior areas such as closets. It should stick up 2 ft. higher than any nearby roof structure. We had ours installed close to the ridge to locate the stove centrally in the cabin. Penetrating the roof this close to the ridge also helps the chimney survive mini roof snow avalanches that happen in areas that get a lot of snow.

Jotul wood stove

The Jotul (pronounced "yotel") 602 stove is in place. It's a small stove, but we think it will heat our small cabin just fine, since we are in a relatively mild area. The stove is an EPA model, which means it should burn efficiently. This means less chimney smoke and less wood used to the product same heat as an older non-EPA stove. When hot enough, the unit goes into "secondary burn", which burns the exhaust before sending it up the chimney.

We placed the stove on top the black stove pad after doing a few "seasoning" burns outside. The manual recommends you start small (but progressively bigger) fires, letting the stove cool all the way in between each fire. This allows the metal parts to do a bit of stress relieving as well as curing the paint.

Chimney support box

This is the box that supports the chimney. It also contains the adapter for the stove pipe connection and it keeps combustibles, including insulation, away from the chimney pipe. You can see the string hanging down that we used to line up the stove and take some measurements. We didn't get the right stove pipe this trip out, but next time out we'll be ready with the right stuff.

Single wall stove pipe

The stove roaring away with the pipe installed. We put a jog in the stove pipe to move the stove away from the bathroom wall and away from the loft stairs (which aren't built yet). Because it's single wall stove pipe, you need to keep an 18 inch clearance between the pipe and any combustibles.

Jotul stove closeup

A close up of the stove doing its thing. We ran it up to about 500 degrees to keep warm. Outside temperatures dropped to 20 degrees and we don't have the cabin insulated yet. (You can see it working hard in the shower stall). Once the cabin is insulated, this stove should be more than enough to keep us warm. We noticed some nice solar gain once the sun came out too.