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Help with VC Defiant 1975 thermostat/cable assembly??

Post in 'Vermont Castings & CDW Dutchwest older Models' started by lvandeusen, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. lvandeusen

    lvandeusen New Member

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    Hi, Folks,
    We know this is a long shot, but my wife and I bought our house this past summer and have had our Defiant cleaned this fall. But we have noticed that the "thermostat assembly" that is supposed to be attached to the air-intake flap/damper at the bottom of the back of the stove is missing. The flap and chain are there, but there is no gadget up top to attach the other end of the chain to... We went ahead and picked up a new "thermostat assembly," which is part no. 85 in the Defiant Woodburning Stove specs, and I can understand how that assembly eases the chain up and down in response to cold or hot, thus adjusting the air intake. However, I can't see how to attach this thing to the back of the stove. All there is in the wall of the stove is a small hole. Does anyone have any suggestions as far as HOW to attach the thermostat assembly to the outer wall of the stove so that the thermostat chain can be attached? Thanks for any advice or help you can offer!

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  2. BrowningBAR

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  3. lvandeusen

    lvandeusen New Member

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    Thank you! We went ahead and ordered that part.
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    BrowningBAR Minister of Fire

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    Glad I could help.
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    mywaynow Minister of Fire

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    Make sure to put the assembly together so the tab for the chain is positioned directly above the connection point on the flap. The winding of the spring steel needs to be set so that when the spring heats up, the tab moves down. My stove had that installed backwards and it made for some hot fires until I corrected it.

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