tmegg wrote:I've been struggling with my Vigilant recently ...>8 (clip)...
You should be able to find answers with what you are "struggling" with regarding running coal in the Vigilant I model. Many forum members successfully burn coal in them. Some members have returned to coal recently after a long hiatus and have a lot of question that get answered here.
Here's some general searching tips . Try to use the Google search function in the right side of the banner. You can skinny-down your search by using the magnifying glass at the bottom right next to the ?.
Once you find a member with a similar model, click on their name and you'll find a link to their posts. Member rewinder
has two older units running 24/7 and has posted great tips to address using them.
Here's a couple of threads with information about several Vigilant models dispersed throughout the discussion. Hope they help. ash build up in my vermont coal stove??Vermont Castings Vigilant coal stove
What ever you decide, weather it's using the Vigilant you have (no ROI time) vs. buying a new Hitzer, seriously consider staying with coal. Others have stated, no need to repeat it.