VC Warming Shelves/Racks

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homieg9999

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Dec 26, 2010
11
South Jersey Shore
Hey guys,

As my sig says, I have a 1980 VC Vigilant, and I was wondering if I'd be able to add warming racks to it. From the diagrams I've seen online it looks like there are screws that go into the stove (the top piece), but I looked for predrilled holes and didn't see anything. Are the warming racks for a different year or am I just not understanding the diagram correctly?

Thanks,

Lou
 

remkel

Minister of Fire
Jan 21, 2010
1,459
Southwest NH
Don't have any shelves on mine.

Do the screws go into the stove, or are they just set screws? I know there are some other people running these older Vigilants who will jump in on this.

Wish I could be more help to you.
 

defiant3

Minister of Fire
Dec 23, 2010
923
No. NH
If you can't find the holes it's 'cuz they're not there! So the shelves have like a clamdp thing with a set screw underneath. It's hard to explain but it's simple and it works. I'm not clear though, do you have shelves already or are you looking? I've got a good set to sell. PM me if you wish. Happy Heating!!!!!!!!!!!
 

homieg9999

New Member
Dec 26, 2010
11
South Jersey Shore
I was thinking they could be set screws...just trying to make sure before I drop the money on them. It's hard to tell from the diagram.

Lou
 

elmoleaf

Feeling the Heat
Dec 11, 2007
432
Southeastern Massachusetts
Set screws holes are typically on the underside of the overhanging lip at the top of the stove.
 

andrew ferguson

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Feb 8, 2011
5
Eastern PA
The threaded holes on the warming shelves are for set screws (allen caps are what came with the shelves but you can use whatever you like or fits).
The way they work is they fit over the outer lip of the side of the top of the stove and the set screw tightens up to the bottom of that lip locking the shelf in place.
I have a VC vigilant and I find that when I rest the front angle (dragon) on the outside front corner of the stove it is more sturdy when weight is placed on the shelf.
Hope this helps!
Happy burning!
 

Fsappo

Minister of Fire
Apr 9, 2008
4,331
Central NY
The newer VCs had threaded holes to accept the screws, the older ones just used set screws with pressure as well as the almighty dragon. If you get the right set for your stove, it will fit just fine. And Vigiliant burners suggestion about the dragon placement works great btw
 

Shari

Minister of Fire
Oct 31, 2008
2,332
Wisconsin
Possibly off-topic to the OP's post but I sure would like a set of these shelves for my Oslo...... I've been told the Jotul Firelight has optional shelves. Does anyone know if the Firelight shelves would fit on an Oslo?
 

Fsappo

Minister of Fire
Apr 9, 2008
4,331
Central NY
From what I remember the Oslo had no warming shelf option. I'm kinda thinkin that the firelight stopped using them also when they went to a side door non cat.
 
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