ash build up in my vermont coal stove??

Re: ash build up in my vermont coal stove??

PostBy: SteveZee On: Sat Sep 24, 2011 8:09 am

Yes nice video's VigIIPB. I don't know how I missed them up to now? I thought I'd seen every coal youtube video ever posted! The other half gets quite a laugh out of my typical caveman firebringer mentality :roll: . The slicer could easily be made with a cheap machete it looks like and your voice leads me to believe you are close to or grew up near Baltimore. I lived down in Columbia, Maryland for a bit and that was the dominant accent.
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Re: ash build up in my vermont coal stove??

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Sat Sep 24, 2011 10:46 am

SteveZee wrote:Yes nice video's VigIIPB. I don't know how I missed them up to now? I thought I'd seen every coal youtube video ever posted! The other half gets quite a laugh out of my typical caveman firebringer mentality :roll: . The slicer could easily be made with a cheap machete it looks like and your voice leads me to believe you are close to or grew up near Baltimore. I lived down in Columbia, Maryland for a bit and that was the dominant accent.


Thanks for the video comments. You missed them on youtube because they're exclusive to nepacrossroads.com.

Baltimore, nope. Grew up in NW NJ, still here and spent half a decade in South Jersey. Travele some when ever I can and my wife says whenever I start talking with people I pick up the local accent really quick. Your assessment of my accent might not be too far off ... I have a lot of friends in VA and visit often for the past 40 years. Baltimore is in the geographical middle, right? :lol: :)
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Re: ash build up in my vermont coal stove??

PostBy: SteveZee On: Sat Sep 24, 2011 12:52 pm

Ha,ha yep. I get the same elbow in the ribs from the other half when chatting with people from different locals! She's always laughing about how I pick up the accent. We should have been actors! :lol:
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Re: ash build up in my vermont coal stove??

PostBy: MURDOC1 On: Fri Apr 27, 2012 5:37 pm

Hey Vig, nice video's!!! I am considering removing my Mag Stoker from the upstairs hearth and installing a 2310 in its place, possibly this summer... The videos are very helpful in giving an actual view of the daily process required...

Thank You...
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Re: ash build up in my vermont coal stove??

PostBy: duramax On: Sun Jan 26, 2014 6:25 pm

Ok question here for the vigil people. Who is using the side air vent? Is this to bring in air to make sure most of the gases are burned up? Cleaned mine out yesterday and it is rocking at 700*
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Re: ash build up in my vermont coal stove??

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Sun Jan 26, 2014 7:08 pm

[quote="duramax"]Ok question here for the vigil people. Who is using the side air vent? Is this to bring in air to make sure most of the gases are burned up? Cleaned mine out yesterday and it is rocking at 700*[/quote]

Hi and welcome duramax, I have heard that the side air vent may be needed for burning bituminous and or more over fire air for burning wood. If you find the side vent helpful and beneficial by all means use it, keeping track of stove temp, flue temp, and time between loading, and the amount of coal used may help you decide if the vent is pro or con. Cleaning out the Vigilant 2310 is quick and easy and so rewarding. The stove has it's own personality like many others and if you don't mind the hand firing method it will keep you plenty warm. I recently vacuumed mine out and not long afterwards it too was cruising at 700* and loving it. Stay warm!
Mike.
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Re: ash build up in my vermont coal stove??

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Sun Jan 26, 2014 7:32 pm

About that little 'frying pan' cover on the left side...
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Re: ash build up in my vermont coal stove??

PostBy: kaboom On: Sun Jan 26, 2014 7:46 pm

duramax wrote:Ok question here for the vigil people. Who is using the side air vent? Is this to bring in air to make sure most of the gases are burned up? Cleaned mine out yesterday and it is rocking at 700*


What I understand from my dealer, who called VC at my request, that it is a minimum air control.
The stove was originally marketed as a wood/coal stove. The minimum air control was used when you are burning wood, so when the thermostatic air control closes the fire won't go out. Because of a change in wood stove regulations the Vigilant 2 became a coal only stove, with no change in the design. VC said to just run with the side vent closed as it no longer serves a purpose. (They say not to burn wood, coal only.)
I don't think this control provides any over fire air, as it is interconnected with the thermostatic air control passage.


Stay warm, Bill
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Re: ash build up in my vermont coal stove??

PostBy: dlj On: Sun Jan 26, 2014 10:39 pm

I'd say you have to figure out for yourself if that little side vent is better open or closed. On my Resolute, it ran much better with it open than closed, noticeably so... VigIIpeaburner probably knows more about burning coal in these stoves than any dealer you'll run into...

dj

p.s. and by the way, on my Resolute, it was claimed to be the air feed to help in the burning of flue gases. It was specifically called a secondary air input and was claimed to increase the efficiency of the stove burning by added preheated air into the post combustion chamber to facilitate the exhaust gas volatiles to burn. They have a long blurb on it in my original manual for the stove.
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Re: ash build up in my vermont coal stove??

PostBy: duramax On: Tue Jan 28, 2014 7:23 pm

well thanks for the info. I will play with it to see. Worked to long today and lost the fire.If it's another leak I will leave it closed. But I do need to play with it .
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