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Here is an interesting Auction for all you coal burners or soon to be coal users

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by elkimmeg, Jan 14, 2006.

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  1. BS-N

    BS-N New Member

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    I also think people's installs leave much to be desired. There is no reason why a stove that is rated 78,000BTU, 92,000BTU, or more wouldn't get hot. Especially compared to the Vigilant. I don't buy it.

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  2. Corie

    Corie Minister of Fire

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    I think the reason some people might favor the vigilant is because it isn't 1/4" plate steel. It's a fairly handsome cast iron stove. It's also a top loader. Sure, it's on the small side, but not everyone wants a 78k BTU monster. Personally, a stove that big would be significant overkill for our small raised ranch.

    It's also got MUCH better clearences to combustibles than that of the Harman stoves. All the harman coal stoves are 24" to combustible walls, with no rear heat shield offered. With heat shields, the vigilant will let you go as close as 13 inches to an unprotected surface. That's a big difference, especially in an install like mine, where we have a support column in front of the stove.
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    BS-N New Member

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    My stove has a heat shield and 16" rear clearance... I know your point however. If I had say a large recroom in a basement, it would be an attractive contender. A larger stove would be too much. I was just reffering to the statement that "someones" Harman didn't burn hot enough. I would like to see an Intrepid in action however. What would be nice.... a club....everyone house hops in a local area and has a couple beers in front of that person's stove. That would be wonderful (as long as no one falls onto the hot stove). I am having a Lion's Head while typing in front of mine right now!

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  4. Corie

    Corie Minister of Fire

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    Yeah, a stove club would be a blast!!! You can definitely count me in


    And yeah, you know what when I made that Harman stove comment I was referring to the Mark Series, not the TLC. I forgot all about it.

    BTW, nice pic. I always have a hard time getting the flames to really show up nicely
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