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Q&A Controls on Vigilant Woodstove

Post in 'Questions and Answers' started by QandA, Aug 15, 2004.

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  1. QandA

    QandA New Member Staff Member

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    Question:

    I have a question about the Vigilant model- circa 1978. Perhaps someone could describe for me the purpose and operation of the two controls on the left-hand side of this model woodstove. The upper handle operates a damper at the top of the firebox


    1.When would this be closed? (There is no optional catalytic attachment.) <p>
    2.The lower one is hidden behind a sort of keyhole cover. I have no inkling whatsoever as to its purpose.



    Answer:

    1. After the fire is going well- and the doors- top are closed. It makes the fire take a longer path around some baffles.<p>

    2. It is a "secondary air inlet"...does not do too much- but leave it 1/4 way open or so.

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