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OSBURN and REGENCY Wood Stove Reviews ??? asap

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by jimmyb7, Jan 31, 2012.

  1. dafattkidd

    dafattkidd Minister of Fire

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    Jim, Congratulations! That's awesome! I do not think you will be disappointed in the heat output and burn times.

    As for cutting your wood: I get 19" in there NS no problem. Honestly I get 20" in there NS sometimes. I don't know what the length of your cuts are but EW burning is great in this stove. 22 1/2" fit in there fine EW. One thing that surprised me and scared me a bit at first is the high temps I regularly get with this unit. Most burns I'll get between 650-720 and cruise there for a couple of hours then slowly wind down. It's a lot of mass so it really pours out the heat.

    If you've been burning wood for a while I don't think you'll have a hard time operating your 2400. The owner's manual can be downloaded on the Osburn website. It is very informative.

    As for burning techniques I do what most do on here. Burn seasoned wood.
    -Rake the coals forward. I load the unit NS mostly. I feel I can get more wood in there and it's just easier to load. I do burn EW a lot, too, but mostly because some of my wood is too long for NS.
    -When I load EW I rake the coals forward, and usually load my monsters in the back (I think I might start taking a cue from BurleyMike and place a medium split on the bottom and a monster on top). One thing I always do when burning EW is I carve out a valley in the coals and ash right in the center of the firebox. This helps with air flow. I usually place small splits on top of the coals in the front to get it up to temp quick.

    So hope that helps. Obviously I enjoy talking about the stove so please feel free to ask any questions you may have. Good luck with it. When will you have yours installed? One warning: it took me a few days of burning to burn off the stink of the paint.

    Fyrebug,
    I am assuming my insert is basically the same as Jim's stand alone but with legs and no jacket. Am I wrong with this assumption?

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  2. nelraq

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    Too bad you didn't purchase the 2400 before the end of January. Osburn was offering a free woodsplitter (electric I think -- retail value about $550) with the purchase of an Osburn stove. Actually, I don't know if the offer was for any Osburn, but it was definitely on the 2400 --that was one of the stoves on my shortlist. Would have chosen it, but I have approx 18 cords of wood on hand that is all cut to 21". I didn't want to load E-W!

    Maybe the dealer will backdate the invoice for you...Heck, it's only 6 days!!!

    Cheers!
  3. jimmyb7

    jimmyb7 New Member

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    Hey, where I am there were no noticeable promotions going on. And, seeing as we bought the original VC stove last Spring and got full value in swapping it - I'm not worrying about it LOL, but thanks for thinking of me 8)

    DFK--- 19 inch NS ? When I measured it, the inside was a TIGHT 16 inch NS. I mean, 16 inch of firebrick. There is the 2.5 inch or so ramp and then 2 inch or so metal lip before the door, but I assumed that area was left for clearance ?

    Yeah, I'm just glad to be getting back to stacking a mix of NS and EW instead of the VC way of doing it. And the pedestal is nice too.

    Night for now. Just loaded the Vc best I could (at 3am) to get us to 6-7am when my bro will add some and go to work. Crazy schedule with this stove, let me tell you.

    Night again

    jb
  4. FyreBug

    FyreBug Minister of Fire

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    The offer for Osburn for February is a free blower. You dealer should have this information on the Osburn calendar and its also available on the Osburn web site.

    Both the insert and stove uses the same firebox. However, the insert is not the stove without the ped. The insert has a special jacket for blower air flow and must go through a different safety certification in order to be classified an 'insert'.

    Hope this helps.
  5. hoffa

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    Hey bought my Osburn 2400 in December was there a promotion on then?
  6. FyreBug

    FyreBug Minister of Fire

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    Sorry, in December there were no promotions. We run promos about 6 months of the year.
  7. dafattkidd

    dafattkidd Minister of Fire

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    I let the wood sit on the shelf. Usually when I pack it NS it's on a bit of a slant down towards the back of the firebox. I will pack it within 1/2" of the glass.
  8. jimmyb7

    jimmyb7 New Member

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    1/2" to the glass ? Cool !
    So I can get an 18" piece in NS then ?
    That's better news.

    Just waiting for the store to get it in,,,, ahhhhh, waiting LOL
  9. dafattkidd

    dafattkidd Minister of Fire

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    Jimmy, I'm not exagerating I get 20" NS. I usually try to keep it under 19" but it'll take 20" NS, and 22 1/2" EW. Its a large firebox. How many share feet are you looking to heat?
  10. jimmyb7

    jimmyb7 New Member

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    1500 sqft total, about 1/2 in front f the stove, 1/4 separated by a corner and to the side, and 1/4 down a long hall.
  11. dafattkidd

    dafattkidd Minister of Fire

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    1,500 sf. You're in great shape. You're gonna love it.

    What kind of wood are you burning?
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    Hey, sorry, was down this morning - switched our multimedia over from Eastlink to BellAliant !!! Yeah !

    ((If anyone is on BeeAliant HD FiberOp..... do you notice if a channel has letterbox, that the bottom jumps a bit?))

    My wood -- it's Birch and Rock Maple mostly. Really High BTU output.

    Just counting down the days til it comes in !!!!
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    jimmyb7 New Member

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    GOT IT !!!!!!

    What a Beast ! Had to remove my front door to get it in the house !
    I'll get photos of it burning up soon (already shot them)

    Can already feel the heat, the wood caught immediately ! Just the low first fires with kindling and small bits to let it Off-Gas.
    But it raises temp right away, with just some larger kindling and tiny splits. Now added one small round (2") and a partial split - air cut back about 1/2, the temp is 500

    ((starting a quick thread about secondary burn on this.... please check))

    THANKS EVERYONE !!!! What a relief.

    Jim

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    certified106 Minister of Fire

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    Sweet stove.... Congratulations!
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    How are you guys liking your osburn 2400? I looking into getting a wood stove. Be burning seasoned Oak and maple. Not sure of the osburn 2400 or the regency f3100? Any suggestions? Thanks
  17. dafattkidd

    dafattkidd Minister of Fire

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    Hey, I am very satisfied with the Osburn 2400 insert. It heats like a beast. I love the ability to burn long splits. It has a large capacity for wood in the firebox. I'm not saying it's the best insert on the market, I'm just saying it works great for us.
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  18. Doublea88

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    Hey guys..Closing on a new house Monday and have been looking at the Osburn 2300 or 2400. I haven't heard of many issues with the stove and with research it seems to be a good stove. I'm leaving behind my old trusty St. Croix Pepin pellet stove for my pop's to have in our other place as he will be renting it out from us. This place has 5ac with a solid 3 1/2 being woods, thus the decision to go back to burning wood. I'm open to hearing about good steel stoves though in the next few days before I commit to the osburn.

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