Chubby or Vigilant.??

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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Chubby Sr.
Coal Size/Type: Nut /Stove
Stove/Furnace Make: Chubby
Stove/Furnace Model: Senior w/ blower
Location: Berkshire County, Massachusetts

Post By: WJSlater » Tue. Aug. 13, 2019 1:24 am

Which one is a better heater the Chubby of the Vermont casting Vigilant 2 ..??

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Post By: Hoytman » Tue. Aug. 13, 2019 2:52 pm

Posted in the wrong sub-forum. This is the hand fired boiler forum. Try one sub-forum up from this one, hand fired stove forum, and you should get plenty of help. Be patient, it's sort of slow this time of year. Welcome!

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Post By: freetown fred » Tue. Aug. 13, 2019 7:15 pm

I'd personally do the CHUBBY due to it's simplicity--BUT----------- it comes down to what/how much your heating--open floor plan or an old broke up farm house like my situation--ended up with a HITZER 50-93 & have never looked back.

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Post By: ASea » Thu. Aug. 15, 2019 12:04 pm

Chubby all the way. More BTUs, easier to use and shake down, and way less moving parts. i believe the Chubby holds more Coal. You can fill from the top or the door. Customer service by Larry is second to none, you speak to the owner every time. Also the Chubby has a very effective blower whereas I believe the VC does not.

Larry will also refurbish your existing or sell you a refurbished unit if brand new is not for you.

If I was burning wood, I'd be all for the Vermont Castings product. The Chubby is so much better for Coal burning.

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