Surround overlap on a Regency 2400 Insert

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by blackhawkdriver, Jan 6, 2013.

  1. blackhawkdriver

    blackhawkdriver
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2013
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Loc:
    Colchester, CT
    So I'm about ready to pull the trigger on a stove (the wife's ready to let me to be more accurate) . I was pretty sure on a PE Super, but discovered a place in town the sells stoves (so much for my situation awareness). Looked at a regency 2400 insert, and was really impressed, and the price is significantly less than the PE. One thing that was a plus was that I could get by with a standard surround vs the over-sized on the PE. I'm pretty sure that's it's just aesthetics, but I'd like to avoid a oversize surround (I don't like the big flat panels). My question is will a 1/4" overlap on a surround be sufficient? I think it will be irrelevant based on the fact that some people remove their surrounds completely, but want to be sure.

    Also, I've read good things about the rRgency i2400 insert, but any recent opinions? Especially from Eastern, CT?
     

    Helpful Sponsor Ads!





  2. DAKSY

    DAKSY
    Expand Collapse
    Patriot Guard Rider Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2008
    Messages:
    6,373
    Likes Received:
    1,139
    Loc:
    Averill Park, NY, on Burden Lake II...
    All that surround does is hide the hole that used to be an open fire place. If a 1/4" covers that gap, that's fine.
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  3. chazcarr

    chazcarr
    Expand Collapse
    Feeling the Heat

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2012
    Messages:
    482
    Likes Received:
    229
    Loc:
    Wolcott, CT
    I have the Regency, it is a pretty good stove, but make sure you buy a second set of firebricks for it. They are brittle and easily snapped when loading. You also have to keep the chimney really clean, it slows way down when soot starts building up.

    Overall I recommend it, the only problem I have is finding reliable wood dealers.
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  4. clemsonfor

    clemsonfor
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2011
    Messages:
    2,518
    Likes Received:
    490
    Loc:
    Greenwood county, SC
    Unless he is running it as a slammer and needs the larger overlap so that it helps keep the smoke out!!!
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  5. KB007

    KB007
    Expand Collapse
    Minister of Fire

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2009
    Messages:
    553
    Likes Received:
    44
    Loc:
    Ottawa, Canada
    We have an i3100 and really like it. The surround is just cosmetic. I originally toyed with the idea of leaving it off and then we decided to install it a few weeks later.
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature

Share This Page