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How do you clean a vigilant wood stove?

How to Clean a Vermont Castings Vigilant Woodstove

  1. Open the front door of the stove.
  2. Vacuum any remaining ash in the stove and around the stove.
  3. Spray any glass in the stove with window cleaner and polish with a paper towel.
  4. Polish brass fixtures on the stove with a soft cloth.

Can you get carbon monoxide poisoning from wood burning stove?

It’s also the most dangerous and deadly. The direct answer to the question above is: yes. Your gas, pellet or wood burning stove, insert or fireplace will produce carbon monoxide. All heating appliances should be vented to the outside.

Do you shut the door on a wood burning stove?

If you want to maximize the total amount of heat released into your home, you should keep the door on a wood burning stove closed at all times while in use. This will allow the stove to work as designed and be much more efficient at producing heat from the burning of the wood.

Can you burn wood in a Vermont Castings vigilant coal stove?

Yes it can be done, and generally works quite well.

Can I clean my log burner with WD40?

Tip 1 – The best fuel for stoves is hardwood logs having no more than 20% moisture content for the best burn. An annual summer re-spray or re-paint with stove black is often the best way to maintain a first-class finish. An interim tidy up can be carried out using WD40 on a clean rag.

When was the first Vigilant wood stove made?

The Vigilant wood stove was produced by Vermont Castings in 1977. Although the company first manufactured the Defiant wood stove in 1975 they followed up their popular design with the slightly smaller Vigilant a couple years later. If you look at the stove you’ll notice the year 1977 in the front casting.

How long does it take to relight a vigilant wood stove?

Just like any other wood stove, the Vigilant has some “quirks” that may take a couple fires to completely figure out just because it has a bypass damper, but once you learn to read the stove and develop a good routine, it throws out a lot of heat! Plus you’ll have enough coals to relight the fire about 7-8 hours later.

What to put in bottom of vigilant wood stove?

Before you light any fire in the Vigilant, make sure you have about an inch of play sand in the bottom of the stove. You can use ashes, but the sand works a lot better. Without the sand to insulate the bottom of the stove, it will become too hot and crack.

What was the first Vermont Castings vigilant model?

The first model from Vermont Castings was the Defiant followed by: Vigilant – Resolute – Intrepid These 4 models made up the product line for the first number of years. Pages 1 to 8 – Pages 8 to 17 – Installation guide – Service Manual for VC Vigilant II (wood) This color lit…