Storm wrote:;) Thinking about purchasing a VC Vigilant 2310 over the Harman 111. Even thou the VC is smaller in btu's I like the cast iron over steel. We like the quiet heat that flows around. The Harman has a fan which I personally do not like. To me I do not really feel warmer with those fans on. This house is 1400 feet two floors. The stove would be centered in the home. I have knowledge about each stove. I know that the VC can run at a higher temps say 650degrees where the Harman only max 500 degrees. Would the burn time would be longer or shorter for the Harman? Fire box size, efficiency %. The cost is about the same $2000 each. Burn pea,nut. I would lean over to the VC, but not sure about the differences. Your comments are respected. George
My Vig II runs at 700 F all the day long in the frigid conditions. It can get mighty cold up here, and tonight will be -8F plus a NE wind. The Vig is a very forgiving stove and
requires 10-20 minutes of your time each day to keep her cranking. VigIIPB has been a big help to me. Also, I would never own a Hand-Fired Stove that needs electrical power,
no way, we get too many power outages up here. Good Luck, hope you get a VigII! If you have any questions, I'll be lurking...