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  1. JMBoriss

    New to me 2009 Osburn 2400 Insert/restoration

    I paid $500 for it. My dad came with me, he paid for the truck rental and paid for almost all of the gas. I was willing to take my 2000 silverado 2500, lol. This was his birthday present to me. The trip only cost me about $45 so, so far I'm only in it $545. Hopefully I can sell my current...
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    New to me 2009 Osburn 2400 Insert/restoration

    Up and to the right: Up and to the left: Top with baffle and air tubes removed: In the firebox, looking up: I'd liketo hear your thoughts.
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    New to me 2009 Osburn 2400 Insert/restoration

    I currently have a CFM 2500 insert (made by SBI, same as Century 2500) trying to heat a 2600 sq ft house and it just wasn't doing the job, even after installing a block off plate and filling the chimney with roxul, although that did help a lot. See here for that thread...
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    First year with wood insert, not really helping . . . please help!

    Up and to the right: Up and to the left: Top with baffle and air tubes removed: In the firebox, looking up: I'd love to hear your thoughts.
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    First year with wood insert, not really helping . . . please help!

    Yesterday my dad and I drove down to pick up the Osburn 2400, about 9 hour round trip. I used an engine hoist to load and unload it in the back of the truck. This morning I cleaned out the insert and took the pictures. It'll definitely need to replace some parts but looks to be in great...
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    Stihl M Tronics

    I have a 2017 Stihl 261C-M with the Mtronics. I've owned a 170, 180, 250, 260 PRO and now the 261C-M with the M-tronics. I will never go back to a regular saw. This saw cuts like butter and always starts. I highly recommend it. Parts for them are cheap in case any of the electronics ever go...
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    First year with wood insert, not really helping . . . please help!

    The tubes appear to be in good shape, I know when I redid my CW2500 I was impressed by how thick those were so I'm sure the 2400's will be just as, if not more thick. Some questions: Does anyone have a wood stove paint preference? Do you prefer to spray it or paint/roll it on? I know they...
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    First year with wood insert, not really helping . . . please help!

    So I got some pictures and talked to the guy selling it on the phone, he assured me there's no wrapped panels and it's never been over fired, he said it needs a good painting and cleaning and probably a couple of fire bricks. His wife was the one I've been texting and sending pictures to me up...
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    First year with wood insert, not really helping . . . please help!

    Yes, and I've been told it's the same as the century CW2500 as well. I guess from what these guys have told me SBI makes Century Heating, Drolet, Valcourt, Obsurn, Caddy and Enerzone.
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    First year with wood insert, not really helping . . . please help!

    Okay, yeah, honestly I don't think I'd ever spend the money to extend the hearth, my wife homeschools and I'm the bread winner and there's a list a mile long of other priorities I need to put our money to first. Anyways, what kind of hearth extender to you have? This is probably one area I...
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    First year with wood insert, not really helping . . . please help!

    Well, I did man up and tell her I was driving 10 hours round trip to get it, which she still disagrees with. It's my decision not to spend $2500+ on a new stove, we just plain out don't have the money for that. Gas will be around $150 in my truck and it'll be a fun time with my son and dad. I...
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    First year with wood insert, not really helping . . . please help!

    I'll ask her again to take pictures of the inside, makes total sense. So here's the other thing preparing for this 10+ round trip drive. I've downloaded the manual and read through it. My hearth comes out 14". The insert's faceplate only allows the insert to go back 16.875" inches. That...
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    First year with wood insert, not really helping . . . please help!

    Okay so here's the only pictures I could get from the seller. It also comes with the stainless steel pipe. Don't need that but hopefully I can sell that and maybe recoop some of the costs? Anyways, It definitely needs a new paint job and go through, which I would do anyways and probably new...
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    First year with wood insert, not really helping . . . please help!

    No, they didn't do a blower door/vacuum test. What do you mean attic insulation is paid for 100%? I don't think Indiana has anything like that! So I'm picking the insert up, not this Sunday, but the Sunday after next, per the seller's request. In the meantime there's a hearthstone...
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    First year with wood insert, not really helping . . . please help!

    I've got a truck and 1000lb mover's dolly and ramps. Maybe I'll ask my father in law if I can borrow his engine hoist. I moved my 2500 which weights about 300 lbs by myself just with that dolly and 2x6s off and on the truck bed. Looks like the Osburn 2400 weights about 550 lbs. My father is...
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    First year with wood insert, not really helping . . . please help!

    Yes, I lived there for about 3 years 8900 Garfield Dr. from 2005-2008. I used to live in Brighton, then moved to New Hudson then ultimately Ypsilanti Township, south of 94 until I moved back to Indiana in 2016. I worked at Beaumont Hospital for years. I'm originally from Columbus Indiana so...
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    First year with wood insert, not really helping . . . please help!

    Yes, I'm looking at that one, the CW2900 and the Drolet 1800i. The 2400 being the most expensive. My wife is not on board with spending anymore money on heating with wood so I'm searching every day for a good used one for around $500. When looking at a used insert, any recommendation on what...
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    First year with wood insert, not really helping . . . please help!

    It was the 3100L, the bigger one with the 2.9 cu ft box. It ended up being sold. I'm still looking for something bigger! I tried the convection loop and it definitely helps however by the time the heat in the fireplace room is evenly distributed throughout the 2600 sq ft house it's turns out...
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    First year with wood insert, not really helping . . . please help!

    What do you think about the Regency I3000L? There's one by me for $1500 new someone is selling. 2.9 cu ft firebox.
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    First year with wood insert, not really helping . . . please help!

    I used to live on Garfield Dr. in Whitmore Lake, Michigan.
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    First year with wood insert, not really helping . . . please help!

    When I start a fresh load, I usually have enough for 1 large or 2 small logs along with my kindling, and if there's no air under the logs, it won't ignite. The firebox is tiny, 1.5. and it's rectangle shaped so only loading long ways. In order to load the other way my logs would have to be...
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    First year with wood insert, not really helping . . . please help!

    Very cool actually learning how all this works. Much appreciate the help and knowledge given in my own thread, as opposed to digging through endless forum searches. Thank you all. With the air control 25% open with the blower off for 5 mins i got the laser temp in between at various locations...
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    First year with wood insert, not really helping . . . please help!

    It's at 25% open right now and seem to be going somewhat strong, not as with it all the way open, a lot less flames. So when I need to put in more wood, do I open the air control back up or just leave it as is and just throw more wood in there?
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    First year with wood insert, not really helping . . . please help!

    Yes, the blower air exit is just under the top and we always have it going full high. It was on high when taking the picture temps. This is excellent information, thank you. I'll try this right now. Thank you. As far as the chimney height measurement, I'd need to go measure it. We just...
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    First year with wood insert, not really helping . . . please help!

    I just went out to the garage and split a piece of black walnut I've been using and it's 9% at the ends and 16% at the middle. According to the manual, in order to get the highest BTU output, the air control needs to be all the way open. I moved the air control to the middle and the temps went...
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    First year with wood insert, not really helping . . . please help!

    Excellent, will do, thank you. That 2.4 is .9 bigger than I have now!
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    First year with wood insert, not really helping . . . please help!

    Okay, so help me out here please. When I take the surround off and point the reader in the middle of the top of the insert, It's about 200 degrees. When I point it at the stainless steele 6" liner coming out the back of the insert it's about 220 degrees. When I point it at the glass, I'm...
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    First year with wood insert, not really helping . . . please help!

    Okay, the fan is in place. Let's see if it helps! Thanks everyone for the help. I've been searching Craigslist and facebook classifieds within a 100 mile radius for a good used insert. There's a used Pacific Energy Super Insert for sale about 1.5 hours from me (Cincinnati) for $500. Seems...
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    First year with wood insert, not really helping . . . please help!

    I’m going to get a fan with a stand today and put it on high where the bedrooms are at on the other side of the house where the bedrooms are. Should I blow the air towards the fireplace room or towards the bedrooms?