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Stove/Furnace Make: Vermont castings
Stove/Furnace Model: vigilant 1977
Location: Stamford, CT.

Post Sun. Nov. 11, 2012 8:07 am

Just want to thank all the vigilant owners here for all the information I have found in their posts!!
I just bought a wonderful 1977 vigilant and after 2 weeks of cleaning, sealing and getting to know her I now know how nice it is to burn coal!!

THANK YOU ALL. I could not have done it with out this form

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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut
Location: Freetown,NY 13803

Post Sun. Nov. 11, 2012 8:58 am

Nice Brian. It's who we are--it's what we do ;) Welcome to the FORUM my friend

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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Baseburners & Antiques: Sears Signal Oak 15 & Andes Kitchen Range
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert
Location: Stillwater, New Jersey

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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. Nov. 11, 2012 9:58 am

The Vigilant series I is nearing 40 years in existence. That might give some time-line benchmark to the age of those of us with the knowledge shared on this forum. I don't count myself in that group as I was burning wood back then in an old Defiant (series I) ;) I'm betting that these work-horse cast iron stoves will be around as long as the century old cast iron base burners. Most of the operating experience will be here, maybe forever?


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