vermont casting

  1. L

    Fireplace Xtraordinair Large Flush Insert questions

    All, Apologize in advanced if any of my following questions have already been addressed elsewhere in this forum and I've missed them. I'm in the market for a new wood burning insert for my existing fireplace. My local "reputable" fireplace dealer only really gave me 2 options to look at...
  2. woodstovelover

    VC Resolute Acclaim Mfg. date code 1521

    Anyone have an idea when this stove was manufactured? It's a VC Resolute Acclaim Code is 1521.
  3. V

    Air inlet/damper on Defiant knockoff

    Hey guys, I have an 'olympic crest' woodstove (cast in Yugoslavia!), which seems to be a Vermont Castings Defiant knockoff. It doesn't look the best, but it burns great, and we're happy with it (it's in our rental home) It has an air inlet damper on the back, controlled by a pull wire sort of...
  4. F

    Blower power intermittent, Majestic DV580 w/ Honeywell rf control valve

    We have a 17 year old Majestic/Vermont Casting DV580 propane fireplace with a Honeywell rf control valve. We have flame and no issues with the fireplace flame working or with gas flow, so now our concern is that there is something wrong with the control valve as the blower does plug into that...
  5. N

    Just bought a VC Vigilant stove from a friend

    I bought a Vigilant stove with a brown ceramic like finish. Tag on the back is dated 9/25/80. I was hoping and thinking it was a wood stove. The stove was not what I have seen in a typical wood burner, that I have seen in the past. After some research the of the mysterious items that came with...
  6. T

    VC Vigilant Advice

    Hi all, I'm new here. I've recently acquired a fully rebuilt Vigilant from my neighbor, and I've been trying to learn how to use it, but I'm having a bit of a hard time. I've found all these older threads: https://www.hearth.com/talk/threads/vermont-castings-1977-vigilant-noob.24359/...
  7. A

    Vermont Castings Resolute III Door Issue

    I was almost finished rebuilding my Resolute III when disaster struck...I broke a hinge off the right side door! I was in luck because I found someone on this forum that I got a door from...AWESOME! But, when I went to put the door on I noticed that the frame around the glass was different...the...
  8. N

    Where to Put my stove?

    hi all. In the process of buying a house. We close end of this month! We bought a VC intrepid v1 in perfect condition. The wall we want to put it on has a baseboard for the oil heat. This would be ideal spot. Or location two would be on the opposite wall. But we also would like to put the TV on...
  9. N

    New “Old” Intrepid series 1

    Hi all, Just picked up this stove for 300$ It appears to be in many condition. Nothing seems warped. All hinges and levers seems to work great. Was owned by an older couple who traded it in for gas. We will be installing it in our new house next month. Total of 800sq feet. Using it to supplement...
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  11. M

    Searching for blower for Vermont Casting 0044

    We have a wood burning insert and the right blower just went. Part 1604114. I know these are discontinued. Looking to see if anyone has parts, substitute it any other info on this. I'd like to get it back up and running if possible...
  12. R

    1977 VC Vigilant with Catalytic....hows this work?

    Hi all, Ive been reading the Hearth forums for a long time, but just joinex up today after installing a 1977 vigilant in my fireplace that came with a catalytic unit on the back. The stove is in exellent condition and seems like it was hardly ever used. My questions are: Im assuming that this...
  13. T

    Fireplace rear width too short for insert dimension

    hello, Looking at installing a Vermont casting Merrimack insert into my fireplace. All dimensions are good except the rear width. The rear width is 23” across. The insert says it needs 25”. At 18” deep the width is 24”. Has anyone handled this issue successfully before? If so, do you have...
  14. J

    Defiant encore model number?

    Hello, I have a defiant encore in the home we purchased about a year ago. I have not been able to find the manual for it and the back has a heat shield so I can't see the plate on it. Is there another way to identify which model I have? Thanks!
  15. J

    Vermont Castings defiant encore model?

    Hello, I have a defiant encore in the home we purchased about a year ago. I have not been able to find the manual for it and the back has a heat shield so I can't see the plate on it. Is there another way to identify which model I have? Thanks!
  16. B

    is a wood stove my best choice? and where should it go?

    in short, my questions are about placement in my house, an empty basement fireplace, draft questions, used stoves, and circulating heat. I'm new to wood stoves but my father use,a one primarily for last 10 years and I've done some homework. I know the basics. I'm looking to have one installed...
  17. BeachBumm

    Lange #6302a BTU Rating?

    I have an old Lang 6302a that I am thinking about replacing with something new. I know how it heats our beach cabin, but have no idea what that means for the BTU's. Does anybody here know the BTU rating that Lang put on these old 6302's? I'd also like some advice on what to buy. I'm not...
  18. S

    Help Identifying Stove

    I see it says "vermont castings" on the side. I've not been able to find any pictures that looks quite like it. Any help identifying the model and verifying it is indeed a wood stove (rather than gas) would be greatly appreciated. Thanks very much for any help!
  19. J

    Vermont Castings Defiant Encore cat vs Jotul 12 CB

    HI All! I have had an exciting journey into heating with wood, and with the help of all the amazing advice from this forum, am about to enter my 5th year heating an old 2 story farmhouse primarily with wood. The walls and windows are well insulated, but the floor and ceilings are not the...
  20. B

    Vermont Castings Resolute 1979 bottom heat shield

    I'm looking for a bottom heat shield for a Vermont Castings Resolute 1979. I believe the part number is 140-2229. This part is no longer made by Vermont Castings from what I understand so I'm poking around looking for a re-seller who may be ready to part with one.
  21. M

    Chimney Fire Jitters

    So, we had what we suspect was a relatively minor chimney fire. Now I feel like I'm on high alert all the time and I'm kind of nervous whenever we have it running... which is always. Here's the particulars: New insulated stainless chimney installed up through the middle of the house. Installed...
  22. A

    VC Intrepid II Non-standard Glass Gasket

    I'm doing my first full replacement of gaskets on a Vermont Castings Intrepid II I bought used some years ago. I've replaced the door gasket before but this is my first for griddle and glass gaskets. The strange thing is the glass gasket. What is in there now appears to be non-standard, but at...
  23. R

    VC Defiant thermostat issues

    Recently, I purchased an old VC Defiant II parlor stove (wood stove). Apparently, someone had to install a new thermostat spring and put it on backwards - so when it heats up it opens the air flap - thus increasing the heat - thus opening the air flap more, etc. How do I remove the spring and...
  24. A

    VC Large WinterWarm Air Probe/Thermostat Checking and Replacement

    Hi, I apologize if this is covered elsewhere but I couldn't find anything after some extensive searching. I have a Vermont Castings Large Winterwarm that has worked well over many years. Recently I've noticed a lot more smoke coming from the chimney when the damper is closed and there's...
  25. G

    Older Defiant

    I purchased a second hand Defiant, front and side load. I don't see an obvious place to add fire brick. The standard brick looks too large to fit anywhere. What am I missing, where does the fire brick go? Someone at a local stove shop said I don't need any? Help..... thanks in advance. Gary