swap to glass doors Vermont castings vigilant wood burning?

swap to glass doors Vermont castings vigilant wood burning?

PostBy: BillT On: Fri Oct 15, 2010 9:54 am

Can I change a vermont castings vigilant wood burning stove to doors with glass ?



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BillT
 
Stove/Furnace Make: vermont castings vigilant wood
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Re: swap to glass doors Vermont castings vigilant wood burning?

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Fri Oct 15, 2010 1:06 pm

I don't know for certain but I don't see why you couldn't. The only problem I see is that with wood, they'd likely creosote up quickly. That's what happens on my model 2310, a coal burner model, when I burn wood. Hopefully someone else will chime in with more info for you.
VigIIPeaBurner
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker Koker
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vermont Casting Vigilant II 2310
Other Heating: #2 Oil Furnace

Re: swap to glass doors Vermont castings vigilant wood burning?

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Fri Oct 15, 2010 11:04 pm

Two different size doors were made for the Vigilant...
I'll check later if the glass doors fit from the coal burning Vigilant I have to the Wood burner Vigilant...
CapeCoaler
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: want AA130
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine BS#4, Harman MKII, Hitzer 503,...
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Stove


Re: swap to glass doors Vermont castings vigilant wood burning?

PostBy: BillT On: Sun Oct 17, 2010 5:36 am

CapeCoaler wrote:Two different size doors were made for the Vigilant...
I'll check later if the glass doors fit from the coal burning Vigilant I have to the Wood burner Vigilant...



THANK YOU .............. Really would love to see the flames.
BillT
 
Stove/Furnace Make: vermont castings vigilant wood
Stove/Furnace Model: vermont castings vigilant wood

Re: swap to glass doors Vermont castings vigilant wood burning?

PostBy: tkennington On: Mon Apr 25, 2011 1:33 pm

I am trying to find glass doors as well for a Vigilant Vermont castings stove...

have you found any info on where to get them?

I'd appreciate any insight!!

tom 814-883-6735
tkennington
 

Re: swap to glass doors Vermont castings vigilant wood burning?

PostBy: Smoker858 On: Wed Oct 19, 2011 1:00 pm

The Vigilant I have has "tall" doors and a coal conversion kit. Early 1980's model. The glass door insert came as an option.

Here is how it was assembled. Assumong the cast iron inserts are removed first.
Lay door on it's face.
Insert safety screen into door frame. (3/6" x 3/6" grid painted black with 1/64" diameter wire)
Wrap glass with "U" shaped preformed gasket material. www.woodmanspartsplus.com
Insert wrapped glass into door.
Screw the cast iron frame to the door back to hold screen / glass / gasget in place.
Smoker858
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Baseburners & Antiques: Reading Stove Works Penn circa 1900
Coal Size/Type: Nut
Other Heating: nat gas
Stove/Furnace Make: HITZER
Stove/Furnace Model: 50-93

Re: swap to glass doors Vermont castings vigilant wood burning?

PostBy: Smoker858 On: Wed Oct 19, 2011 1:02 pm

I saw a stove - Vigilant coal setup in North Jerset Craigslist Long Valley / Chester area
Smoker858
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Baseburners & Antiques: Reading Stove Works Penn circa 1900
Coal Size/Type: Nut
Other Heating: nat gas
Stove/Furnace Make: HITZER
Stove/Furnace Model: 50-93