Identifying my Vermont Castings Defiant Encore

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akarmour

New Member
Jan 14, 2022
2
Alaska
I'd like to re-gasket and possibly install new glass in my stove, but I can't figure out which model I have.

I tried looking on the back plate, but it's too worn out to be useful. The only unique number on the plate was the serial, 1122.

It's a Vermont Castings Defiant Encore. It has two doors with glass, top load hatch and a catalytic combuster. The hatch itself says it was made in 1986.


Any help would be appreciated.
 

defiant3

Minister of Fire
Dec 23, 2010
948
No. NH
There are 2 models of " Defiant Encore" , 2140 and 2190. The 2140 was initially the 0028 for a brief period, though that was also the designation for one of the original Defiants so it was quickly changed. Dumb idea, really. The 0028 & 2140 are nearly identical and generally treated as such for service purposes.

Anyway, 2140/0028 has a removable plate on the back which provides catalyst access. (They also have 2 panes of glass in each door, another silly idea.)

2190 has catalyst access through the firebox.

This is the easiest way to tell.
 

defiant3

Minister of Fire
Dec 23, 2010
948
No. NH
Btw, later models were simply named " Encore" as is the current incarnation. 5 different models since 1986, all significantly different from one another though difficult to distinguish from the outside!
 

akarmour

New Member
Jan 14, 2022
2
Alaska
Awesome, thank you.

So it must be a 2140/0028 then, it has that back catalyst access along with the 2 panes. That should give me enough information to find the parts I need.

Also, thanks for the bonus fact. I was going through the manuals on Vermont Casting's site and they would list "Encore" and "Defiant". Trying to figure out which one was mine is a bit confusing.