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Century CW2500 Fireplace Insert Review

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by Jutt77, Jan 4, 2011.

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  1. trx680

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    [quote author="Jutt77" date="1294133027"]Century CW2500 Fireplace Insert Review







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    How much farther can you pull the stove out onto the hearth, and it still look right? Just wondering it I could have some flat surface area for cooking. I would have the faceplate kit installed too.

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  2. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    It looks like that liner is crimped too much already. I wouldn't push my luck.
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    Probably an extension or some sort of angled pipe that could be used to bring it out a little?
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    Are you refering to this particular stove? This insert doesn't have the traditional cooktop, at least not what I was expecting as a cooktop. The blower passes air beneath the cooktop, keeping it at a lower temp than cooking. Ours won't boil waer, which I was expecting. Maybe I was expecting something more, not knowing really what to expect. But also, ours sticks out onto the hearth a fair amount, enough to hold a pot, or in our case a teapot. We have this insert and also use the faceplate kit. You can find the manual at the century heating website, it will tell you the dimension that the cooktop sticks out past the faceplate.
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    One thing to note about this insert, the flue connection on the rear is at a 45 degree angle, it does not come straight off of the top. That is probably why there is a slight crimp in his picture. I just wanted to mention this because it may prevent you from using the liner offset shown in the previous post, which is very cool by the way. I didn't know something like that was made.

    If you really want to use this insert, you should review the installation manual to make sure it will work for your intended use.
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    Good eye BB I didn't even notice that!

    Ray
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    Was going to mention the kink, but BB beat me to it. Be careful when sweeping, as the brush aint going to get past there. Should not be a bid deal, cause there should not be much build up in that area.
    Is the liner supported up top with a clamp at the top plate? If not keep an eye on it to make sure over time that kink doesn't crumple any more. May never happen, but don't hurt to watch for a while.
    Like the stone there alot. Nice looking insert, good job. Enjoy.
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    Nice install on the 2500. Looks like an insert should.
    Keep in mind that when moving air it is a proven fact that cold air is easier to move than hot air it (density). I am not saying that it is the only way, but you might want to try to move the cold air out instead of the warm air in.
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    ok..great review..what are ur true burn times like..overnight burns?
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    Great post thx - I'd like to know how long the burn time is on the lowest draft lever setting.

    I use my Century Stove daily and believe it is a great stove (purchased circa 2006 then CFMCorp) and is why I had no issue buying this insert on friday for my parents.

    The before/after pics of the stove surround really REALLY does finish off the install nicely.

    -John
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