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Help with wood stove insert question

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by wrosson, Sep 20, 2006.

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  1. wrosson

    wrosson New Member

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    I have a 1983 Vermont Castings insert (for wood burning in my fireplace) and have misplaced the cord. Any ideas on whether these are easy to replace with a generic cord vs. getting a cord through the manufacturer...this is a way outdated insert now.

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  2. My_3_Girls

    My_3_Girls Member

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    Hiya,

    I had exactly the same problem, and found (by accident) that the 2003 cords and the 1983 cords are the same. I picked up a used 044 insert, 1983 mark across the inside of the center of the unit, and suffered for a year without the cord. I was in a VC store, and saw the cord on a new display unit. I begged to be able to buy that one, but I ended up having to order it. It was like day and night. I also added a generic cordless remote shut-off to the cord, and then tried a plug in lamp dimmer. The dimmer worked great, I ended up with a variable speed fan!
  3. kd460

    kd460 Feeling the Heat

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    Great idea about the remote and the dimmer! Just be carefull (aware) of how many watts the dimmer is rated for and how many watts the blower draws. I would hate to see the switch over heat from to much wattage being drawn thru it. KD
  4. wrosson

    wrosson New Member

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    You guys are great and I really, really appreciate your responses! I hoped I had found the right place for answers, finally when I started checking the archives of different questions and now I know I was right.
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