Thoughts on a used Regency GC60 Hampton and moving...

burnermike Posted By burnermike, Sep 12, 2018 at 1:58 PM

  1. burnermike

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    I found a local one year old Regency GC60 Hampton for $600. Tree fell on the guy's house and he's rebuilding with propane heat. I'm going out to see it tomorrow. It seems like they go for $3000 - $4000 new. Probably $4000 here in CT.

    The thing weighs 450lbs. I've called 3 movers and they want $800, $650, and $600 to move it. So the total cost is $1200 for a Regency GC60 one year old. I would install it myself. Still seems like a deal. I've been looking at Enviro refurbs on ebay for $1000-$2000, then I'd still have the problem of finding somebody to help me move it up my 1/2 flight of stairs from the curb into the living room.

    I wanted something with a low burn rate (1600sqft house and mild weeks out here), and the regency looks like it burns about 1.6lbs/hour. 200 watts low fan setting. Both a bit more than I'd like. (The difference of a 100 watt blower vs a 200 watt blower is $45 over 3 months).

    So $1200 for a Regency GC60 plus straight-out vent pipe and moving cost. Pretty good deal? Should I have any reservations?
     
  2. Tim M.

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    I know nothing about this stove other than I was just looking at new pellet stoves, I wound up purxhasing a Harman XXV TC and the dealer also sold Regency / Hampton. Dealer told me not to walk away from this stove .... she told me to run. Says they are technically a dealer but will not recommend this stove to anyone - she said lots and lots of problems.
     
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  3. burnermike

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    Yikes. I wonder why that is. I always thought they were seen as a solid middle of the road brand. I read the internals are made by Environ. Still, $1,200 is 4x cheaper than I could get a new Harman or Quad for... Can't imagine the Regency Hampton could be worse than a Chinese offbrand bought online.
     
  4. burnermike

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    Seller just sent me updated pics. It has been sitting in a shed for 6 months. I have no experience removing or refinishing cast iron. A little worried about the control panel and circuit board too.

    I’m sure it’s still a deal at $600, but we just moved in to a new house, two small kids, a half dozen other projects, and we just want a stove for an easy heat source this winter to offset electric.

    How much work would he involved in fixing this up?
     

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  5. Battleman13

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    That is one ungodly heavy stove, but a pretty huge premium for moving services.... a proper "vending machine" style hand truck and two able bodied men can get that into place without too much trouble. Figure the cost of renting a truck with a lift gate would be easily under $100. $500+ for less than two hours worth of work is pretty nuts.

    I had a friend help me, and we lifted my stove into my truck. 375 lbs plus nearly 60 pounds of pellets in the hopper. Granted we are both a good bit bigger than the average guy, and a good bit stronger... but if your using a hand truck rated for the job, and transporting with a truck that has a lift gate... shouldn't be that killer of a task.


    On to the subject of the stove. Googling the model number pops up posts from this forum where people have had TERRIBLE experiences with it. Going off of those, and knowing nothing else really about the stove... I don't know that I'd be interested in buying it.

    I'd have to see a good long test burn, 2+ hours before I'd want to go through the hassle of lugging it home and installing it.
     
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  6. burnermike

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    I ended up passing on this. It’s fall. I want heat. No experience with pellet stoves, much less refurbishing them in two months time.
     

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