would you buy an Regency I2400 Insert for $800?

jaychino415 Posted By jaychino415, Sep 27, 2013 at 10:21 PM

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    It was purchased in 2006. Comes with surround, stainless steel liner and cap.

    They told me I would need to remove it. Still in fireplace.

    Yea or Ney?
     
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    yes, as long as the firebrick and baffle are still good.
     
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    If they did not abuse it and the liner I would surely say yes. I estimate you are looking at a original value of $2500 to $3000 here. However, make sure to check the insert out well. The baffle as mentioned but also the welds. Gasket and firebricks can be replaced and maybe you should do that in any case. Take a good look at the liner to make sure they did not have several chimney fires. However, unless the stove is in terrible shape I would pounce on it.
     
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    Not nearly enough info here to give you a yea/nay. Got pics?
     
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    As Fossil says, not enough info. But I will say I would never put a used liner in any flue in this house. A used stove in good condition, yes. A used liner, no way.
     
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    I agree except if this is a rigid liner. In that case I would reuse it unless there are signs of trauma to the pipe.
     
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    You sure you don't mean i2400? My Hampton hi300 is made by same outfit and is same size as i2400 and I like it a lot. 2.3' firebox. Loads n/s and e/w. Sounds like a good deal to me.
     
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    What's the intended application? Have you confirmed that this appliance will fit your location?
     
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    Yes, you are correct.

    Thanks for your response.
     
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    Title corrected. Sounds like it might be a nice deal if the stove is in great shape. Not sure I'm excited about the used liner unless it is rigid.
     
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    my fireplace dimension are 40" width, 26" high to bottom of arch and 22" deep
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    Thanks for the advice and comments. I will definitely install a new liner.
     
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    Thanks, I will definitely look at the insert before I decide to buy it.
     
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    Thanks Begreen for correcting my title.
     
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    my place in super air tight and well insulated. 1500 sf.

    I would do the install myself, but not sure how to tackle the damper and smoke shelf. The actual flue is recessed back above smoke shelf. is this the normal anatomy of a chimney? Any Hints or tips welcome.
     
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    That insert looks just like mine, only without some fancier cast iron cosmetic doo-dads.
    As my wife tells me, 'why not just hire a guy?'.
     
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    What's a decent cost for labor to do install?
     
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    Even though paid for my install, I don't remember what the cost was. It was more than the last time because he built a little platform covered in granite tile. I took out the existing tile and put in granite tile, extending it a little for, as I recall, ember protection. It all depends on what the installer has to do, I guess. I cleaned it for the first time last month, from the bottom, and it was just as easy as my other inserts were. I'll try to include a pic from my (closed) install thread:

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    She's a beauty.
     
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    Thanks. I have a fire in there now. It was 40 when I got up.
     
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    I will check with my chimney sweep to see if he would do install. I don't trust my open fireplace, plus I lose heat instead of enjoying it.
     
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    Does she do well on overnight burns? Do insert put out lots of heat above it, let's say 3-4 feet? you know I am going with this, tv is already above the fireplace.
     
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    Yes, she does well overnight. You can put a fair amount of wood in there loading it front to back. I cut wood to 16", but there's some room to spare.

    I measured with an IR gun where the TV would be and it's always been cool. I don't think you'll have a problem. The tile right above the insert can get pretty warm, but I can still put my hand on it. This is with the fan on which you should have on anyway. The fan on low doesn't make much noise-we have it in out TV/living room too.

    The clearances required are in the manual which is on their website; you might have to move a mantle, or something like that, but the clearances aren't that onerous, I believe. As I said earlier, I think only ember protection is required in front of the stove, not a certain R-value or anything, even though I did put a 1/2" of that high R value gypsum stuff which I forgot the name of, underneath the tiles, partly to get a little thickness. It did wind up being not quite flush because the stone tile is a little thicker than ceramic.
     
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    Thanks for the info. My hearth's floor is huge 19", I am not worried there. If I need a Mantel shield, get one made.
     
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