Mine is on the back right corner of the stove. You may want to try
the other 3 corners just for a comparison.
--- In email@example.com, "Karen Karably" <karably@...> wrote:
> Thanks. That helps a lot since you also have the Oslo. I've
> a Condar thermometer. Do you place yours on top corners or on the
> Appreciate the input, Karen
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "katanacj" <katanacj@> wrote:
> > Hi Karen. I have a Jotul F 500 Oslo. I am not sure if there
> > different models of the Oslo, but I will give you my
> > Wood quality matters. I have a hard time pushing past 450 with
> > large pieces of oak. On the other hand, if the oak pieces are
> > small, I can see temps of 500 or so. I mostly have soft woods
> > available to me. With properly seasoned soft wood, I have seen
> > temps of 625 if the pieces are small. That high of a temp will
> > through off enough heat to clear a room. Perhaps you can
> > with the size, type, and age of wood? Also, per my dealer,
> > run the thermometer past 650.
> > By the way, the manual calls for bringing the stove up to 400-
> > degrees before adjusting the temperature. I usually try to run
> > between 400-450 and never let it go below 350 if I plan to
> > I find this the easiest way to operate. The manual also says
> > thermometer can be in any of the four corners of the stove top
> > the flat surfaces. The center of the stove top is the hotest on
> > mine and each corner does vary a bit in temperature from another
> > corner. I asked my dealer about this. He said the manual calls
> > 400-600 because that will ensure the stove is hot. That is why
> > range is so great. It also brings up the idea of having a
> > even burn throughout the firebox. Try to load the firebox
> > every time for a better longer burn.
> > As for thermometers, I use a Condar. You most likely won't find
> > at a big box store. I tried Rutland, but returned them after
> > difficulties.
> > Hope this helps.