PostBy: bchill61 On: Sun Nov 11, 2012 9:07 am

Just want to thank all the vigilant owners here for all the information I have found in their posts!!
I just bought a wonderful 1977 vigilant and after 2 weeks of cleaning, sealing and getting to know her I now know how nice it is to burn coal!!

THANK YOU ALL. I could not have done it with out this form
Stove/Furnace Make: Vermont castings
Stove/Furnace Model: vigilant 1977

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Re: vigilant

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Nov 11, 2012 9:58 am

Nice Brian. It's who we are--it's what we do ;) Welcome to the FORUM my friend
freetown fred
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut

Re: vigilant

PostBy: CoalHeat On: Sun Nov 11, 2012 10:34 am

Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Baseburners & Antiques: Sears Signal Oak 15 & Andes Kitchen Range
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: vigilant

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Sun Nov 11, 2012 10:58 am

The Vigilant series I is nearing 40 years in existence. That might give some time-line benchmark to the age of those of us with the knowledge shared on this forum. I don't count myself in that group as I was burning wood back then in an old Defiant (series I) ;) I'm betting that these work-horse cast iron stoves will be around as long as the century old cast iron base burners. Most of the operating experience will be here, maybe forever?

Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker Koker
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vermont Casting Vigilant II 2310
Other Heating: #2 Oil Furnace

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