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Review of Vermont Castings --- Vigilant -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only

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Review of Vermont Castings --- Vigilant -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only
Installation Type: Wood/Coal - into masonry chimney
Date Reviewed: 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

Likes: 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.

Dislikes: No ashpan, occastionally backpuffs, some deformation of cast parts over time

Comments: 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