Stove Reviews Wood Stove and Fireplace Review Section - thousands of ratings and reviews on wood, pellet and gas stoves and fireplaces

Review of Regency --- F 2400 -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only
Installation Type: Wood/Coal - Freestanding into metal Chimney
Date Reviewed: 2013-01-09 20:37:04

Satisfaction Ratings from 5 stars (best) to 1 star (worst)
Satisfaction with unit = ✰✰✰✰✰
Satisfaction with dealer = ✰✰✰✰✰
Satisfaction with manufacturer = ✰✰✰✰✰

Other Information about the Home and Stove
Room Size (Sq ft): 700 | House Size (Sq feet): 1480
Bought in 2012 , Price Paid:
Location : Corvallis, OR , USA
Purchased from: Stove Dealer - Hendrix Heating

Likes: Works as advertised

Dislikes: Nothing regrettable; the fan does make a hum now and then, but I have fix for that. The draft control could use a brass collar or something to give it a little more quality feel and not so loose and rattly. The CS versions do it differently and work very well. All just quibbles really. Nothing's perfect.

Comments: This is our first EPA stove after 35 years of cast iron or steel boxes and we couldn't be happier. Also, our first glass door, which by the way, is easy to keep clean and doesn't get bad anyway. Just wipe off every morning, maybe with oven cleaner for the stubborn spots, before firing it up and it stays clear till next time. Install was correct and well done thanks to Martin, a well known local contractor. Also the wood supply was delivered as advertised, dry and seasoned; a mix of maple, fir, alder and oak. The gratis blower is a good idea and glad we have it. Operates mostly quietly, and pushes heat into the living space asap. Along with a ceiling fan on low the farthest bedrooms are comfortable on the average 40's day after, maybe 2-3 hours (a difficult floor plan to heat, u-shaped). Our house is a 60's ranch with recently upgraded insulation top to bottom. The fire does have to be kept at full blast (door open a bit) till a good bed of coals are formed before turning it down to "simmer", but after that, just two good sized pieces at a time till bedtime and we let it die and restart from cold in the AM. Really cold weather is still to come, but I don't anticipate this review will change. Long term is about reliability and customer service so, that's down the road.

* Dates that reviews were submitted were not recorded prior to Nov. 2004