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Is this a VC 2040 or 2550?

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by KenR, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. KenR

    KenR New Member

    Dec 20, 2012
    I had previously posted about replacing the damper on VC Encore 2040 but in looking at the parts lists I am not sure if this is a 2040 or 2550? The ID plate is missing off of the back although we know this stove is about 6 1/2 years old. The damper and part around it are badly warped.

    Can anyone tell from these photos what model this is? If not I can snap some other angles. Thanks.


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  2. tom dee

    tom dee Member

    Dec 30, 2012
    Central North Carolina, Progress Hybrid
    wow that looks really beat is it worth it to do so is the cast iron still ok after heating like that??
  3. BrowningBAR

    BrowningBAR Minister of Fire

    Jul 22, 2008
    Doylestown, PA
    The 2550 is the cat stove. That is the non-cat stove, I believe. That would make it the 2040.

    And that is someone that ran the stove with the damper open and the air controls open often and for too long. Lots of VC owners did this as they either didn't know how to run the stove properly or were trying to avoid the maintenance costs.
  4. Gark

    Gark Minister of Fire

    Jan 27, 2007
    SW Michigan
    That is not a 2550. There is no throat hood just under the bottom of your (fried) damper housing. Holy smokes!

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