Questions regarding the VC Vigilant Coal Stove

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DanInMAE

New Member
Aug 26, 2021
3
Maine
So I’ve recently purchased a house that has a good bit of anthracite in the garage from the previous owner. I’ve come across a used, but mint condition VC Vigilant that was purchased new in 2015. I need to hear about 1500sq ft, would this be a good stove to have in my home? I was looking at a Hitzer 30-95, but this Vigilant is about half the price. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks
 

begreen

Mooderator
Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
89,580
South Puget Sound, WA
I’ve come across a used, but mint condition VC Vigilant that was purchased new in 2015.
The Vigilant has not been in production for decades.
 

DanInMAE

New Member
Aug 26, 2021
3
Maine
The Vigilant has not been in production for decades.
Hmm, that’s interesting. I didn’t know they were discontinued that far back, I thought it was more recent. In any case, it looks very nice and well kept. I think I’m leaning towards it, it seems like it could heat the 1500sq ft I have
 

bholler

Chimney sweep
Staff member
Jan 14, 2014
25,502
central pa

fbelec

Minister of Fire
Nov 23, 2005
3,045
Massachusetts
if it's in top shape i wouldn't pay more than $800.00. what do they want for the stove?
 

DanInMAE

New Member
Aug 26, 2021
3
Maine
if it's in top shape i wouldn't pay more than $800.00. what do they want for the stove?
About 1k after some touching up and cleaning. It’s half the price of the new Hitzer I was looking at. It’s less than what I paid for a new pellet stove a few years back as well. Is that price a bit high? I’ve looked all around and can’t really seem to find anything used, let alone used that’s in the same shape it seems.
 

fbelec

Minister of Fire
Nov 23, 2005
3,045
Massachusetts
it is that time of year. in the craiglist here in mass there are plenty of wood not coal vigilants for 4 to 750. but they arn't coal. if it is in that good of condition and you are short on money go for it. that'll hold you till you can buy a new one. just make sure all the grates work smooth.
 

bholler

Chimney sweep
Staff member
Jan 14, 2014
25,502
central pa
Yeah $1000 seems high to me but they are fairly good coal stoves so if you want it try to talk them down a bit but it isn't a horrible price.