I purchased my first stove last year a Sudiac Gotha 513. We burned a little coal last year but have come across quite a bit of wood. We have heated our small 3 bedroom ranch solely on wood this year so I've decided to upgrade to a slighly bigger wood stove with longer burning time. I've narrowed down to three Vermont Castings Stoves:
Dutchwest (about 6 years old) : 40,000 BTU, 9hour burn, heats 1,600 sq. ft., holds 22" logs, catalytic,
Defiant Encore #2140: 47,000 BTU, 10 hour burn, heats 1,900 sq. ft., catalytic
Vigilant II #0036: I don't know the specs except the fire box measures 24" wide. But I assume the BTU output and burn times are comparable.
Can anyone shed some light on comparing the three? It would also be helpful if anyone knows the specs on the Vigilant II #0036.