Great site for a newbe like me to get lots of info on how to opperate my new stove...Thanks Purchased a home with a VC Vigilant in basement. Setting it up, cleaning etc. and need to know whether or not to put a damper in the stove pipe. Manual on VC website says no, but this manual is for newer stoves... 8" pipe to 8" thimble, short run from stove to thimble is approimately 27". Also where can I find a manual for this stove. Read the manual on VC website, seems appropriate for my stove, but designd for coal. Lastly... I purchased a new oval to round adapter from Heat-Fab, but there is a 3/8ths gap on each end. I assume I just fill this with stove cement?