New Guy with New VC Vigilant stove

Re: New Guy with New VC Vigilant stove

PostBy: franco b On: Mon Mar 31, 2014 1:06 pm

If you have to use a liner I would prefer a smooth wall rather than the corrugated ones. 316 alloy is better.
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Re: New Guy with New VC Vigilant stove

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Mon Mar 31, 2014 5:55 pm

tjfslaughter wrote:It looks like a liner will be going in based on two different installers recommendations and the fire inspectors advice.

The last guy's recommendation is the only one that counts.

franco b wrote:If you have to use a liner I would prefer a smooth wall rather than the corrugated ones. 316 alloy is better.

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Re: New Guy with New VC Vigilant stove

PostBy: tjfslaughter On: Thu Apr 17, 2014 8:19 am

Got the stove brought into the house. Now I need to finish up my current renovations so I can start this one. Hopefully by June I will be working on this and the room it is going into.
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Re: New Guy with New VC Vigilant stove

PostBy: Rich W. On: Thu Apr 17, 2014 9:42 am

SWEET! Good luck with it!
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Re: New Guy with New VC Vigilant stove

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Thu Apr 17, 2014 9:45 am

Hi tjslaughter, she sure is a handsome gal. You did good bro, that baby will pay for it's self next season and you will be much warmer as well! I have the same stove but still enjoy looking at ones that have the new car smell...C.S.C.F....coal stove center fold :lol:
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Re: New Guy with New VC Vigilant stove

PostBy: whistlenut On: Thu Apr 17, 2014 11:27 am

Remember to 'temper' the cast, and don't go nuts with it until she is well seasoned. YOU'LL LOVE IT!
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Re: New Guy with New VC Vigilant stove

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Thu Apr 17, 2014 5:30 pm

whistlenut wrote:Remember to 'temper' the cast, and don't go nuts with it until she is well seasoned. YOU'LL LOVE IT!


Yoda quality info from whistlenut! :) Do a few wood fires with the twin doors open: start with a small kindling fire and let it die out and completely cool. Do another slightly bigger and longer, again with the doors open. After four or five fires of increasing size and duration and with the restrictor plate installed, close the doors and build a wood fire about the size of your second one and close the damper once the stove top gets to ~400. Regulate the air so it doesn't go too much past 500. Let it die and cool. Next wood fire a little bigger and a little longer. This might take longer than a week but you'll season everything in the stove this way and gently expand the castings in the process. Don't worry about the creosote buildup on the door glass. It will burn away on its own after your first full week of coal burning.

It"s a beautiful stove with Federal lines. Should fit right in with most of the older Maywood homes. :)
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Re: New Guy with New VC Vigilant stove

PostBy: tjfslaughter On: Thu May 01, 2014 8:57 am

Yes, We have one of those older homes (around 1890). Most of it is original.

I like the idea of seasoning it. Just like a cast iron pot.... This summer I will be working in a small coal room in the basement.
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Re: New Guy with New VC Vigilant stove

PostBy: Freddy On: Thu May 01, 2014 1:16 pm

tjfslaughter wrote: Does anybody know if this is safe to occasionally burn wood?


I believe you'll find that particular stove, that exact stove, used to be sold as a "wood & coal" stove. At some point along the way the feds tightened pollution standards & the "wood" half of the equation would no longer pass emission standards. Sooooo.... rather than spend a bazillion dollars trying to make it less polluting when burning wood, they decided to make it a "coal stove". With that in mind, I'm sure you'll find that it burns wood just fine. I would however make sure I used dry wood. Green wood will make more creosote in it than a modern wood stove.
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Re: New Guy with New VC Vigilant stove

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Thu May 01, 2014 5:50 pm

Freddy wrote:
tjfslaughter wrote: Does anybody know if this is safe to occasionally burn wood?


I believe you'll find that particular stove, that exact stove, used to be sold as a "wood & coal" stove. At some point along the way the feds tightened pollution standards & the "wood" half of the equation would no longer pass emission standards. Sooooo.... rather than spend a bazillion dollars trying to make it less polluting when burning wood, they decided to make it a "coal stove". With that in mind, I'm sure you'll find that it burns wood just fine. I would however make sure I used dry wood. Green wood will make more creosote in it than a modern wood stove.


tjslaughter - Freddy said it! Just be certain to keep the restrictor plate installed over the full size air inlet when burning that-fuel-that-would(sic)-be-coal ;)

    Restrictor plate looks like this and is located just below grate level on your left facing the front doors
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