Review of Vermont Castings --- Vigilant -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only
Installation Type: Wood/Coal - into masonry chimney
prior to Nov. 2004*)
Satisfaction Ratings from 5 stars (best) to 1 star (worst)
Satisfaction with unit = ✰✰✰✰
Satisfaction with dealer = ✰✰✰✰
Satisfaction with manufacturer = ✰✰✰✰
Other Information about the Home and Stove
Room Size (Sq ft): | House Size (Sq feet): 1900
Bought in 1991 , Price Paid: 600
Location : Connersville, IN 47331, USA
Purchased from: Direct From Manufacturer - Vermont Castings
Top Loading, can burn with front doors (with spark screen) open, beautiful stove, chance of chimney fire greatly diminished if burning in the downdraft mode.
No ashpan, occastionally backpuffs, some deformation of cast parts over time
We heat 100% with wood (27 years), and this stove provides 90% of our heat. The stove is quite efficient. While I read some less than positive comments about VC stoves made today, our older unit (non cat) has been a wonderful unit that i would cheerfully recommend to anyone who is a serious woodburner.
* Dates that reviews were submitted were not recorded prior to Nov. 2004