bosdeva: Looking at the inside of your stove it seems to me that there are a lot of embers/charcoal left unburnt. Does this mean the stove is smouldering without burning it all or did you close the air vent entirely?
thinkpad411: We've had a 602CB for about 4 years now, great stove. However, the secondary air ports seem to have clogged up with fly ash. I remember being able to see the cool looking wafts of the air burning off the gasses when we had a slow hot fire going. Any idea on how to clean out the ports without disassembly?
TheManFromAlaska: @neumsky1 --part 2
However the Aspen is 80 lbs heavier than the 602 which would possibly hold the heat longer after it is up to temperature. The nice thing about the 602 is that it heats up relatively quick and keeps putting out a lot of heat. It also is one of the easiest starting and running stoves I have ever used. I guess it all depends on which one you can buy locally. For me this was the F602CB, and I am very glad to have this little work horse of a stove. Good luck.
I know that Vermont Castings make nice stove but have not had any experience with them. The F602B is listed at over 75% efficiency which I would believe based on the performance that I get on a load of wood. The Aspen apparently is 69% efficient. Whether or not you would see much difference is questionable though. The F602B has a 28,000 BTU output while the Aspen only has 18,000 BTU. This would make a significant difference in heating capacity and fuel consumption.
neumsky1: Have you or are you familiar with the Vermont castings Aspen?
Oldbmwr100rs: I have this same stove in my little place in Nevada, it works surprisingly well,too.It can heat the living room well over 70 in a short time. It's small, so it needs a fair amount of attention, but it really doesn't take all that much wood to keep it going.
Yep they are nice little stoves. I am looking forward to getting to use it here in a few months.
Pawel Lepka: i've bought this stove for my parents.
so pretty, cute and really nice stove with gorgeous design!
The burn time is pretty good but it does require more feeding than a bigger stove mostly because of the small firebox. I would say though that it burns less wood though than other bigger stoves I have had.