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 firebricks. Seller said it has a date of 10/2009 and they purchased it in 2010 but has been in storage the last two years. I'm going to download the manual and give it a read. Anyways, super excited for next fall/winter. Also pictured in the firewood I've been stocking up so far for next season. Mostly ash, red maple, hackberry and some osage orange. It should be seasoned by next season, hopefully.
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10 hours round trip.I think you should do the math on this one. Driving 20 hours to pick up that busted up decade old stove is crazy talk!
How much does it cost per mile on your truck? If it's 10 hours each way, let's say 1,000 miles round-trip. Your truck costs at least $.50/mile (way low, but I'm making this simple). So that's at least $500 in transportation costs. Now you are up to $1000. If I'm a little more honest about cost per mile, it's probably at least .$75/mile. Trucks are expensive, and burn a lot of fuel.
Now there's your time. 20 hours on the road. And after a few hours of quality family time, it's just gonna be shitty road time. Plus, moving the stove will take a couple of hours. Then you should probably find someplace to stay, for safety sake. Hotel and meals out add to the cost.
Next, 20 hours on the road poses considerable risk to you, your son, and your father. Plus the risk of something being wrong with the stove when you get there.
So, let's just say that you will save $1,000 on the stove. It's 10 years old and a little busted up. Could fail anytime, and no warranty. Extra risk.
This is heating infrastructure, it's gonna cost something, and what you are thinking about doing really doesn't make sense.
Using all the information I've provided, order the stove online for free delivery, right to your house. Man up and tell your wife that is what's happening.
Need more coffee this morning.10 hours round trip.
Still substantial though.
I was careful with my words, I said "if" it's his job. Nothing against sharing responsibility, or, better yet, delegating the whole thing, but that's a rarity. Mom was the fire tender in my house growing up, Dad wanted almost nothing to do with it, so Mom got to pick the stove. And as soon as I could yield axe and saw, she had me supplying the fuel, but she did much of the stacking.I think he watching cavemen movies, 10,000 bc perhaps.
Love your conviction! I might feel the same way, if I was in your shoes. And, while I'd chose something different, it's your money, time, effort, etc. Good to stress test ones conviction from time to time.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 can probably sell the liner for something, hopefully to off set the gas and sell my old CW2500 for about $300, I think. I get it and hear what you all are saying. I've asked the seller for pictures of the inside, and more over all detailed pictures.
So the other more important thing I've been researching is this:
I've downloaded the Osburn 2400 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 will leave 6.25" sticking out onto the hearth, with another 4.875 inches for the blower assembly, leaving a little less than 3 inches between the end of the hearth and the blower assembly and 7.75inches between the end of the hearth and door/box. I guess I could always push it back as far as it can go into my fireplace and run it without the surround and/or fabricate an additional "tunnel" to bridge the gap between the blower air exit and surround? Wife would not approve it in place without a surround. She doesn’t prefer the look of roxul over the faceplate. Figures I have a huge fireplace but tiny hearth! My fireplace is 41" wide, 27" deep and 29" tall. Or could I just buy a hearth extender type mat and just put it down in front of the hearth?
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 don't want to go cheap one. We just remodeled our house and spent a lot on our wood floors that go right up to the hearth. No only do I not want to damage the floors, I ultimately don't want them to suddenly combust, as you can imagine! I was looking at one 48"x18" for around $100.Love your conviction! I might feel the same way, if I was in your shoes. And, while I'd chose something different, it's your money, time, effort, etc. Good to stress test ones conviction from time to time.
I've a similar hearth situation as you. I put down a peice of cement board and sheet of metal, for temporary. Plans are to reframe the floor and make a permanent hearth in front to comply with the manual. It's been over 3 years now.
I don't think the hearth extender mat gets you to the values the sbi manual requires. But it will work if it's only temporary.
Totally understand.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 don't want to go cheap one. We just remodeled our house and spent a lot on our wood floors that go right up to the hearth. No only do I not want to damage the floors, I ultimately don't want them to suddenly combust, as you can imagine! I was looking at one 48"x18" for around $100.
Even if I have to buy two and stack on top of each other, I'll do it!
The tubes are $50- each! Door gasket- $40, can of stove paint- $8.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 until now. They sound like a very sweet older couple. He actually drove to PA to pick this up new in 2010 he said since they didn't sell these in his area back then. Anyways, it looks like it needs a good sanding, cleaning and paint. I may buy new secondary air tubes and top bricks. Obviously new gaskets for door and glass. Totally recondition it for next season. I'd appreciate your thoughts.
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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.The tubes are $50- each! Door gasket- $40, can of stove paint- $8.
Good plan, but don't replace the tubes unless they need it. Which they probably don't. Mine are thick stainless steel and I don't anticipate needing to change them for many years. Just take them out, give them a light sanding on the outside, run something through the inside (I use an oiled thin rag on a straightened coathanger), and reinstall.
Stove Brite, you can use a wire wheel on a drill to clean the surface rust off. Do yourself a favor, and don't even contemplate rolling paint on. Use the Stove bright and apply in thin layers. You don't need a ton thick coat.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 sell quarts of that stuff. How much do you think I should sell the liner for that came with the Osburn 2400? I think I paid around $600 plus for mine new. Not sure what the value of something like that is, used, if any. Also, what do you think my CW2500 is worth? I was planning on selling it for between $250-300. It was completely gone through last season, new gaskets, paint, some firebricks etc.
I think when installing the osburn 2400, I'm going to push it back as far as I can into the fireplace and where there's a gap between the blower air exit and faceplace I'm just going to create a little tunnel with sheet metal to bridge the gap. That way I can keep as much of my hearth free as possible while taking advantage of the 27" depth fireplace I have. I'll get a hearth extender as well.