wingnut74 wrote:Wish I could get my hopper to fit. the damper is warped all to hell and the hopper won't drop in. Looks like I am going to have to rebuild her this summer, if I can get the parts. You guys have some nice looking old Vig's...enjoy the burn!
stonyloam wrote:No pix just now (currently freezing in Fl). I believe that the coal kit is the only one with a hopper. Neither the 1400 (multi-fuel) or 2310 (coal) have a hopper. I believe that the coal kit should fit in any vigilant woodburner with a hole in front for the shaker rod. The newer Vigilants do not appear to have a hole pre-drilled, so you would have to do it yourself.
Thanks stoneyloam. Enjoy that cold Floridian weather. Do you want us to send you a snow shovel, just for affect?
Next list of questions:
- So the Vig. 1400 MF doesn't have a hopper but does have the three grate system with out the 2310's grate.ashdrop configuration? That would mean it has the front grill to hold the coal off the doors like my 2310 has.
- Does the vig. 1400 MF have two exits form the combustion chamber like the Vig. 2310 does?
- The Vig 2310 is rated at 50K BTU/hr. Since the Vig. 1400 is a batch burner, is this rated for the same output as the Vig. 2310?
Can anyone with a Vig 1400 MF post some pictures like cntbill did? It'd be great to see the differences. Thanks everyone.
wingnut74 wrote:Your talking about removing the griddle? If so, I tried that and couldn't get it to fit properly, due to that damper...
VigIIPeaBurner wrote:cntbill, thanks for the pictures. Nice fire - what temps do you get at a 10 hr burn? I've read rewinder's posts that says with the kit installed all the combustion gas goes to the viewer's right and around the fireback to the pipe adapter.
Temperature is measured at the top's lower ledge toward the back near where the gases make the turn into the chamber between the fireback and the stove's back - right?
finelinevan wrote:I have a complete conversion kit for a Resolute vermont castings stove. It works on the original Resolutes from the 80s. In Fact I have 2 complete kits. Grates, shakers and everything needed for a complete conversion of 2 of these stoves. I used it last year and it works fine. The only reason I converted back to making the unit wood was I burn coal in my keystoker furnance boiler which heats the entire home through the hotwater baseboard. I found out when I burned coal in the vermont casting the coal I saved in the furnance went into the Vermont. I also used it because I got them when I bought the Vermont castings stove and wanted to experiment with them last season. So I have 4 cords of wood free which I burn now in the vermont castings on super cold days to off set the cost of the coal fuel. The wood stove heats the 1st floor nice but the 2nd and 3rd floor room still need the boiler to keep it warm. It does save on the coal I use and its nice haveing the wood burning on weekends.
Anyway that why I am selling the coal conversion kits for teh Resolute for 250 each set. I see the parts alone on line selling as much as 80 each piece. So if ya have one of these units its a good way to get some backup parts. I live near Milford Pa.