2017/2018 VC owners thread

webfish Posted By webfish, Aug 22, 2017 at 2:48 PM

  1. begreen

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    More commonly it cracks the base due to the extreme temperature difference in the base vs the grate area. Look for hairline cracks like this.
    Jotul base crack2.jpg Jotul base crack3.jpg
     
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  2. Kevin Weis

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    Two days in the 80's here then back now into the 40's. Got to clean out the 2 & 1 and now burning again. Looks like below normal now till the end of the month they say. Means 30's - 50's here. Got enough wood to last till then.
     
  3. Dobish

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    our weather has been all over the place, but we are still burning strong!
     

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  4. Diabel

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    Mine has been cold since last Sat. I might have a fire tonight though. Raining and damp outside.
     
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    We had a small one going last night for a couple of hours.... looks like were done now till late October beginning of November
     
  6. Cast Iron

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    HHT the holder of Vermont Castings never had their new Flexburns EPA certified for efficiency. Many states offer rebates for higher efficiency wood stoves.
    So, some of you anti VC people have a point on the "new, improved" VC/HHT. I am frankly %#$@&$ ( aka not pleased).
     
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  7. begreen

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    The Flexburn 2040 testing (and the other VC stoves) are listed under Vermont Castings in the EPA certifications. Is that not sufficient for VT?
     
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    Yeah i dont get that it is not a new stove from hht it was made before that change i dont see why it would need retested just because the ownership changed.
     
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  9. Dobish

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    colorado didn't even ask me for any verification except for the user manual...
     
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  11. bholler

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    No what?
     
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  12. begreen

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    Assuming no VT rebate. What is the VT program that the VC 2040 is ineligible for?
     
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  13. bilvihur

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    10 year old VC Resolute Acclaim. In a prior post I asked about repairing fire brick, and it was suggested that I look for other problems. It turned out that my combustion package was shot also. I found one on ebay for 2/3 of what the dealer wanted. Problem is that I haven't found any instructions on how to go about rebuilding. It looks like it will fit in from the front without any disassembly, but what holds in in place (eg furnace cement, etc)? Does it need any gasket? Thanks.
     
  14. begreen

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    Anyone have advice on installing the new combustion package?
     
  16. Diabel

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    Instructions will be stove specific. You have to indicate what VC product you have.
     
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    10 year old VC Resolute Acclaim
     
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    You must remove the cover plates and upper fireback assembly. Your localdealer or V.C. may actually be able to provide some help. These days there seems to be tech. support . Sort of...
     
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