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Help - I am looking for a rear vent in a style like the Regency Alterra CS2400

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by UtahGal, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. UtahGal

    UtahGal New Member

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    Does anyone know if a rear vent wood stove that looks similar style to the Regency Alterra CS2400??
    I need to heat my 1,800 SF basement and love this look but want rear vent. Thanks!!





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  2. Grisu

    Grisu Minister of Fire

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    That is a tough one. A similar look would be the Osburn Matrix, the Blaze King Chinook and maybe the Pacific Energy Fusion but all of them are top venting. You can take a look at the Morso stoves but I fear those are undersized for your application. How well is your basement insulated? If there is any open slab or wall you will certainly need a pretty large insert for 1800 sqft.
  3. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    UtahGal - I won't be of much help in stove suggestions, but maybe a bit more details will help.
    How / where will this be located? Going into a fireplace? Freestanding going through a thimble? Height requirements? Etc.

    Uninsulated basement walls are a heat sink and can required lots of firepower to overcome.


    And welcome to the forum.
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  5. UtahGal

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    It will be installed Freestanding in Basement with pipe to roof already installed when we built our house 3 years ago - no restrictions. 80% insulated basement but no flooring so on slab and there are lot's of windows and is a walk out basement.
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    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Sounds like the thimble is already in the wall? At what height?
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  8. UtahGal

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    begreen I didn't measure but I believe only a few inches of silver double wall is showing coming out of the basement ceiling- which is not finished and there are 8' ceilings. I just don't like the look of the exposed pipe from the stove to the ceiling nor putting it in a recess like a fireplace surround.

    aansorge I think that one will be too small the basement is 1,800 SF that one heats only 1,500 would be nice if it was over 1,800 so maybe some heat would make it up stairs.
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    I have the Woodstock PH, rated to heat 2000 sq feet easily, Have mine in charcoal, which is a light grey, in my LR, painted the stove pipe to match. It is actually quite elegant. Take a look at their site. You might not mind the exposed pipe. I never even notice mine, except sometimes at night when I enjoy the shadows cast on the wall. The exposed pipe is nice because it lets you monitor the flue temps. Stove can be rear or top vented. PH is a handsome hybrid stove with both catalytic and secondary burn technologies, is easy to use, miserly in wood consumption, very flexible heat output so suitable for use in all seasons, has a built in cooktop, concealed when not in use, long burn times (easy 12 hour burns), comes with a 6 month full refund warranty if you are unsatisfied for any reason, sold directly by dealer, company is absolutely tops in the industry to deal with. Never more than a phone call away, extremely helpful for the lifetime of your stove, and these stoves are designed to last a lifetime. Soapstone produces a really comfortable, steady radiant heat that feels like the sun. The soapstone radiates heat slowly, so you can touch it for a moment without getting a burn, which is nice...just an added bit of safety. Extra soapstone slabs heated on the stove top are great to place under the sheets at the foot of the bed on a cold night. Certainly a stove worth considering.

    Good luck in your search. I'm sure you'll find a stove you love. You'll get good recommendations here. There are lots of great stoves made, each a little different (or a lot different), and you'll find the one best suited for your needs if you take the time to look. Posting for info here is a really good start.
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    I'm trying to understand how you are safely going to hide the pipe if it's a ceiling connection?
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    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Agreed.
  12. UtahGal

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    I guess we were thinking an elbow and running inside the wall (which hasn't been built.) is this not possible? I did go an look at the stove and really liked it, It's also nice that's it's alot taller than the standard ones so that leaves even less pipe to show above going up, so if we have to just leave it vent straight up I think I could live with that considering how nice the stove looks.

    Anyone have feedback on brick lined? Our old one in our previous house was cast iron and no bricks, now just wondering what's the difference or benefits of either, sales rep was Not very helpful he said he has never heard of double burn or reburn, which I thought strange considering It goes over it in the Regency product book next to the display.
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    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Connector pipe has a clearance requirement of a minimum of 6" for double-wall pipe and is not to be enclosed. It radiates too much heat for that to be safe. Many stoves are bricked lined. It helps insulate the firebox which in turn allows the fire to burn hotter. This is a good thing for a clean burning fire. Regency knows what they're doing, even if the salesperson doesn't. If you like the stove it will serve you well.
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    You don't want to do this. The only way it would meet requirements is if you were to build the appropriate chase for it. That is a whole 'nuther critter.

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