Renovating A Fireplace By Installing A Wood Stove Insert

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If you want to reduce your heating bills and improve the look of your old fireplace, installing a modern wood burning appliance is the way to go.

Last week we had the opportunity to update a small fireplace by installing a Regency 2400 wood burning insert. Regency makes some of the best wood stoves currently available, and the 2400 models are particularly well designed.

This installation was a little more challenging than usual. Because the fireplace and flue were fairly small, we removed the clay tile flue liner to make room for a 6″ stainless steel liner with an insulation blanket wrap. We also had to chip away parts of the smoke chamber to make room for the liner.

The final result is a big improvement. This stove should comfortably warm the home this winter and for many years to come.