Vigilant II Is Just Humming Along!!!

Modern and vintage hand fired coal stove are similar to a wood stove and in some cases can burn either. They need to be regulated and fed by hand usually every 12 to 24 hours depending on your usage. They require no power to operate making them ideal for rural settings with long power outages.
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker Koker
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vermont Casting Vigilant II 2310
Other Heating: #2 Oil Furnace
Location: Pequest River Valley, Warren Co NJ

Post Sun. Apr. 02, 2017 12:14 pm

We're coming down to the end of the season and it seems that, for the most part, the deep cold moved back north. I finished up the coal in the bin two days ago. The last fire for this year's mine coal run, 21 hours since the last feed and shake, is just humming along :yes:

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Thanks for checking for me Fred :yes:
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut
Location: Freetown,NY 13803

Post Sun. Apr. 02, 2017 12:20 pm

Hmmmm--don't seem to be a problem with my cans & string set up Vig. :?
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Bucket a Day
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant Casting 2310
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Wood in the VC and anything that will fit in the Bucket a Day. It's not fussy.
Location: Girardville Pa.

Post Mon. Apr. 10, 2017 7:11 pm

Well I let the coal go out two days ago as it is hitting upper 70's during the day and 50's at night. If it gets chilly I'll light up a wood fire and let it burn. Gotta get everything with a creosote coating anyway so a little wood fire is the ticket right now.

It hit 82 today... :D
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Ashland Pa.

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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Bucket a Day
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant Casting 2310
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Wood in the VC and anything that will fit in the Bucket a Day. It's not fussy.
Location: Girardville Pa.

Post Thu. May. 04, 2017 5:33 am

I am finding that I am messing up without my wife to keep me in check with the stove. She would have reminded me of the time I planted my garden too early and after the frost killed it I heard...." Always plant no earlier than the weekend before Mothers Day you always say." Well it appears I let my stove go out too early. I did have some wood fires in it on chilly nights only because I didn't want to burn the oil.

I payed attention to the weather report which said frost warning and lit the coal stove back off on lump charcoal and got it burning on pea in only 1/2 the firebox. I got up this morning and had a nice bed of coals on 1/2 the grate with the other half neatly ashed over. I learned how to do that a couple of years ago and it works great in shoulder months. Just have to remember to knife only and don't touch that shaker handle or you'll lose the ash cover on the other half of the grate. :baby:

39 outside,,,,,70 in the living room,,,,68 in the bedroom and upstairs. No Dino juice burned last night :P

I love my Vigilant 2310 :clap:
Rev. Larry
Ashland Pa.

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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL Pocono
Hand Fed Coal Stove: VC Vigilant II at home and a military surplus tent heater at camp
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite, Rice and Nut
Other Heating: Oil hot water baseboard and DHW
Location: Lk. George Region, NY

Post Fri. May. 05, 2017 5:52 pm

I put mine out early too but it was really warm. Lit back up 3 days ago on 1/3 of the firebox. I was away 13 hours yesterday and was able to revive the fire easily. Looks like I'll keep it going through next week at least.
Thanks, Geno

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