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1986 vermont castings defiant encore

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by julieanne, Feb 7, 2009.

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  1. julieanne

    julieanne New Member

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    I just bought a used VC defiant encore. It has a 8" flu--- flu collar?--- whatever it's called. I want to switch to a 6" flu but don't know where to get parts for a stove so old. Does anyone out there use this stove? Have any advice on use or parts?

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  2. Dune

    Dune Minister of Fire

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    This is not a recomended procedure for a defiant. This stove wants an 8" flue.
  3. redhat

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    You have a model 0028 Defiant Encore. While the 0028 owner's manual does not specifically state that it can be vented in to a 6" flue, the latest encore models are specified to work with a 6" flue. Choice is yours. If it was me I would buy either the 6" collar or the oval to 6" adapter that VC makes and vent into 6" if that is what I have available. Either of these parts should be available from your local VC dealer or discountstoves.com.

    Only drawback of venting an Encore into 6" is that you can not run the stove with the doors open.
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    PunKid8888 New Member

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    I was running a Vigilant into a 6 inch pipe for a while, and although it did work, the stove was very temperamental. It would swing hot or cold real fast. I would say if you have extra money spend it on the 8inch or even 7inch (do they make 7inch insulated?) when you look at the cross sectional area you can see you are restricting it by almost half, 28insq compared to 50insq.
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