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First fire in rebuilt VC Defiant!!

Post in 'Classic Wood Stove Forums (prior to approx. 1993)' started by Wyld Bill, Mar 4, 2011.

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  1. Wyld Bill

    Wyld Bill New Member

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  2. VCBurner

    VCBurner Minister of Fire

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    Bill, it seems like you worked really hard on this rebuild. Now it is time to enjoy the fruits of your labor! Great looking stove and nice job on all that you've done!
  3. Diabel

    Diabel Minister of Fire

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    Looks great! Make sure you bring this beast to temps in order to get the everburn going!!
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    600 griddle temp and shut it down, you got it! it will purr for hours and i almost always have coals in the morning to start a new fire...and that is after about 9 hours of burn. im rebuilding mine this summer i think, i hope i have similar success.
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    zzr7ky Minister of Fire

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    Great job. i appreciate the pics - in case I need a similar repair in the future.

    I found my Resolute Acclaim ran a lot smoother after I rebuilt it.

    Nice Timing. It rots fininshing a stove repair then waiting weeks or months for cool weather!
  6. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Nice job. Looks like it's ready for another 20-30 years of service.
  7. VCBurner

    VCBurner Minister of Fire

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    Hey Bill,
    I did not know this was one of the pre 1990's model Defiant. I thought for sure this was a modern EPA rated non cat stove. Surprised to see it in the classic stove forum!
  8. Young Defiant

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    I'm planning on a rebuild for my defiant this summer. Where did you get your parts? I'm searching for the best place.
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    remkel Minister of Fire

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    Sharp looking stove there!
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    defiant3 Feeling the Heat

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    Bill, did you say 700 stack temp.? Isn't that just a tad high? Happy heating!!!!
  11. Wyld Bill

    Wyld Bill New Member

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    Yeah never mind,..all of those temp readings for stack temp are high,..my thermometer is off.
  12. Wyld Bill

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    Uh,...yeah it isn't. Someone moved my post for some reason. ????
  13. VCBurner

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    It is a 1610 model from 2005 right? This makes it an EPA rated non cat stove correct? Again, great job on the rebuild, it looks great!
  14. VCBurner

    VCBurner Minister of Fire

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    Bill, I would suggest putting VC Defiant 1610 N/C in your signature just to clear things up. People would know what you've got right away then!
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