I'm testing out my vigilant stove for the first time. This is a used stove that I have placed in my kitchen where another stove once stood. So far, I've got a good draft. The new gaskets are doing their job nicely. The spider living under the stove is having second thoughts. As the stove is heating up, it has made a couple of thunking noises, like someone rapped the think with a rubber mallet. I'm guessing this is just normal thermal expansion. But I wanted to make sure. I think my heat cure on the stove black is just about done.