A different Vigilant II coal stove

Re: A different Vigilant II coal stove

PostBy: vmi1983 On: Mon Jan 23, 2012 5:17 pm

Hello VigII Burners.

If you can, please place a lit match, etc. and walk the flame over the bottom window slit from left to right, on both doors please. :)
I am curious to find out if you folks have any air (less or more) being drawn into the fire box. It would seem logical that some amount of air should enter
through the slit. Otherwise, that slit would have been sealed off with gasket. I am sure as VigIIPB said, it should not suck in an abundance of oxygen, right.

My VigII is back to it's near original state. :D Wadhams casted angle fire brick for me. The angle brick is 2" higher than the factory and then there is the steeper angle. He thinks this will help remove ash on the sides easier, due to the added height.

Thanks,

Matt
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Re: A different Vigilant II coal stove

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:55 pm

vmi1983 wrote:Hello VigII Burners.

If you can, please place a lit match, etc. and walk the flame over the bottom window slit from left to right, on both doors please. :)
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Answered here:
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    Re: A different Vigilant II coal stove

    PostBy: nortcan On: Mon Feb 06, 2012 1:32 pm

    Glasses after 4 monts burning and without any cleaning, the original ones.
    Wish the Golden Bride ones' could stay as clean as those on the Vigll. An other project? :D
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    Re: A different Vigilant II coal stove

    PostBy: vmi1983 On: Mon Feb 06, 2012 2:42 pm

    nortcan wrote:Glasses after 4 monts burning and without any cleaning, the original ones.
    Wish the Golden Bride ones' could stay as clean as those on the Vigll. An other project? :D



    Hi Pierre... very nice.... I see gaskets on the lower window .... what purpose does that serve?

    Matt
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    Re: A different Vigilant II coal stove

    PostBy: buck24 On: Mon Feb 06, 2012 3:35 pm

    vmi1983....... nortcan loves his stove gasket. When we are out of rope gasket or flat gasket down here we know that we can count on nortcan up there having it. :notsure:
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    Re: A different Vigilant II coal stove

    PostBy: vmi1983 On: Mon Feb 06, 2012 4:15 pm

    buck24 wrote:vmi1983....... nortcan loves his stove gasket. When we are out of rope gasket or flat gasket down here we know that we can count on nortcan up there having it. :notsure:


    :lol: That is very funny. :lol:
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    Re: A different Vigilant II coal stove

    PostBy: nortcan On: Mon Feb 06, 2012 4:15 pm

    buck24 wrote:vmi1983....... nortcan loves his stove gasket. When we are out of rope gasket or flat gasket down here we know that we can count on nortcan up there having it. :notsure:


    buck,I just hope that USA will continue to have tons of them, I absolutly don't want to get them from Chiiiiiiiiina :no1:
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    Re: A different Vigilant II coal stove

    PostBy: nortcan On: Mon Feb 06, 2012 4:31 pm

    vmi1983 wrote:
    nortcan wrote:Glasses after 4 monts burning and without any cleaning, the original ones.
    Wish the Golden Bride ones' could stay as clean as those on the Vigll. An other project? :D



    Hi Pierre... very nice.... I see gaskets on the lower window .... what purpose does that serve?

    Matt


    Matt, after making all the possible testings with or without the lower rope gaskets, I finally decided to go farther and make some "piercing" in the front doors to have adjustable over the fire air ports. But that air makes a sort of glasses air wash and also preserve the glasses from etching at the same time. So no more air from the lower part of the glasses. Some times for some reasons, one side burns more than the other so I can manage it by opening or closing one hole flapper as needed. Because fresh air is feeded from the far left side of the stove it could be one of the reasons for the one side burning more than the other, we can see it from the qte of ash from one side compare to the other side. But the sides question is not always happening, just wanted to mention it.
    And yes I love rope gaskets :lol:
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    Re: A different Vigilant II coal stove

    PostBy: vmi1983 On: Mon Feb 06, 2012 4:41 pm

    nortcan wrote:
    vmi1983 wrote:
    nortcan wrote:Glasses after 4 monts burning and without any cleaning, the original ones.
    Wish the Golden Bride ones' could stay as clean as those on the Vigll. An other project? :D



    Hi Pierre... very nice .... I see gaskets on the lower window .... what purpose does that serve?

    Matt


    Matt, after making all the possible testings with or without the lower rope gaskets, I finally decided to go farther and make some "piercing" in the front doors to have adjustable over the fire air ports. But that air makes a sort of glasses air wash and also preserve the glasses from etching at the same time. So no more air from the lower part of the glasses. Some times for some reasons, one side burns more than the other so I can manage it by opening or closing one hole flapper as needed. Because fresh air is feeded from the far left side of the stove it could be one of the reasons for the one side burning more than the other, we can see it from the qte of ash from one side compare to the other side. But the sides question is not always happening, just wanted to mention it.
    And yes I love rope gaskets :lol:


    Pierre,

    I see..... the idea is to keep the glass clean :) .... I do get fine ash washed up on the lower glass, but I use the ash vac to remove build up on lower door under the glass,
    and gently wipe the ash off the inner window... not perfect but makes it easy to see the fire.

    Thanks,

    Matt
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    Re: A different Vigilant II coal stove

    PostBy: nortcan On: Mon Feb 06, 2012 5:13 pm

    Matt, one other thing I didn't like was when opening the front doors and having ash, pieces of coal...falling on the floor so again I went a little farther and made this:
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    Re: A different Vigilant II coal stove

    PostBy: rewinder On: Mon Feb 06, 2012 6:39 pm

    hey Norcan, I'm impressed with the improvements you've made on your V II. If I ever get one to replace my old V I, I'll do some mods to it along the line of your work shown here.
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    Re: A different Vigilant II coal stove

    PostBy: nortcan On: Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:46 pm

    rewinder wrote:hey Norcan, I'm impressed with the improvements you've made on your V II. If I ever get one to replace my old V I, I'll do some mods to it along the line of your work shown here.

    rewinder,
    All I can tell you is that the stove is acompletly a different stove, The way it's now is for my personnal heat demand but the same patern can allow for a higher heat output need in just a few minutes. The fire viewing is a little smaller but at least it stays clear and also the floor stay clean :lol:
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    Re: A different Vigilant II coal stove

    PostBy: nortcan On: Sun Feb 12, 2012 6:23 pm

    Nice fire view from the top. Maybe the Vigll begins to feel his last season in the faux-fireplace? Nobody knows :?:
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    Re: A different Vigilant II coal stove

    PostBy: nortcan On: Sun May 20, 2012 8:57 pm

    Hum, the V2 is back ( almost )to day one of it's life. Almost ready to go. Was a very good stove when to day 2 of it's life. Probably one of the best new stoves.
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    Re: A different Vigilant II coal stove

    PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Sun May 20, 2012 9:20 pm

    Looks beautiful. It will be a good stove for someone as it never ran hard with the smaller firebox installed. Probably no harder than a Resolute would have run at designed max. Just guessing but I don't think I'm too far off. What do you think?
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