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Need VC Vigilant Rebuild Help or Manual

Post in 'Classic Wood Stove Forums (prior to approx. 1993)' started by zaffelalexin, Dec 20, 2010.

  1. zaffelalexin

    zaffelalexin New Member

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    I have a Vgilant that Ihave aquired from someone that was storing it out side unprotected. He said that he was moving it from his house to his garage and never got to it. He put in a central air system instead of the stove. He GAVE it to me only if I was going to use it. It was covered in rust and had about 3" of wet ash in it. I have disassembled it about a year ago and am now finally getting aroud to finishing it. So my question is. Does any one have a Rebuild Manual for a Vermont Castings Vigilant stove? I am close to Reassembling this stove and need to know in what order to assemble the inside air covers.

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  2. Kenster

    Kenster Minister of Fire

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    I think you can get an operators manual from Vermont Castings. I got one from them about five years ago when we moved into this house, which had a Vigilant. I would not call it a "Rebuild Manual" though.
    I've never tried to take mine apart.
  3. Fsappo

    Fsappo New Member

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    There used to be a rebuild manual from back in the day. The air covers were always tricky and sometimes needed some grinding. I wish you lived closer, I would invite ya to bring the stove to my place. I miss working on them old stoves.
  4. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    We have the old manual for the stove in the wiki section, but no rebuild manual. Do you remember what the order of assembly was?

    PS: Woodman's does have a blowup diagram, not sure if all parts are shown though.
    http://rs.woodmanspartsplus.com/company_41/vigilant I and IA.pdf.pdf
  5. Kenster

    Kenster Minister of Fire

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    BeGreen, that link does not seem to be working.
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    Kenster Minister of Fire

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    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Yes, there are spaces in the URL and the forum software can't deal with them. You will need to copy/paste the entire path into your browser address bar. Or try this:
    http://tiny.cc/nr31f
  8. Fsappo

    Fsappo New Member

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    You could try looking up the Cozy Cabin in Warrensburg NY. The owner Eddie has been around VC stoves since he was a kid. Im pretty sure he may have even helped me rebuild a few back in the day. He is now some kind of master distributor for VC parts. He may have access to the info you need.

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