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Let's see pics of inserts without surrounds

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by pgmr, Dec 11, 2008.

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  1. pgmr

    pgmr Feeling the Heat

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    I've been contemplating swapping out our classic insert for a modern epa insert. However, we have an outside corner fireplace and I kind of like the look and extra heat output of our current insert w/o surround panels. A custom panel could be fabricated for the short side, but I'd like to see if anyone has a modern insert installed without surround or pics of the side of your insert before installation.

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  3. cighon

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    Got the Reg 2400 installed last Feb. working great this year. moved the Thermo-meter to above the door handle.

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    Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle Minister of Fire

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  5. pr0vidence

    pr0vidence New Member

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    Here's our Avalon Rainier in a similar setup as yours. We just installed it this year and love it.

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  6. drdoct

    drdoct Feeling the Heat

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    Here's my install. I've got to clean my hearth because I just opened a doorway from 28" to 75" to try and get the heat distributed better into the front living room where the tv is. It's worked like a charm too, but got a little drywall dust on everything. Mine didn't come with the surround panels and I like the look of it sitting in there. I just fixed my major eyesore which was the stainless liner. I had tried to paint it, but all it did was make the folds blackish with the stainless shining through. Finally I got the idea of getting just a plain old black stove pipe 8" diameter and cut it to fit. I was going to snap it on the liner, but liked the look of it at 12" or so diameter. I think It's legal for me to do that, and I've already burned a few fires with it like that so it's ok with me no matter what 'code' says. I like my 'new' stove though, but if yours is working then I don't know if I'd change it out just for fun.

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  7. rob bennett

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    Do you mean to put an insert in without the surrounding box?
    My vista insert would look pretty odd that way. It has air channels welded to the top, and I am pretty sure that it isn't UL listed for that type of instal. Anyone else thing that it would be a code violation?
  8. drdoct

    drdoct Feeling the Heat

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    I don't know if it's possible to take the surrounding box off. Mine is welded quite well. I never thought of the question that way before because I consider welding and cutting on an insert or any wood stove a not-smart endeavor. As far as the surrounding panels that just cover the hearth hole, In my locale it's perfectly ok to leave it open as long as you are using a full liner. You've got to buy the panels separately anyway so it's not even really a part of the stove but then again, you've got to buy everything separately with Lopi.
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