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