Vermont Castings 0046

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Dec 13, 2023
Hello - I'm new to fireplace inserts. I am moving into a "new" home that has a 1988 Vermont Castings 0046 that has been in regular use. The house is heated with oil so being able to burn wood would be very helpful to keep costs down. How safe is it to use a 35 year old insert? What should I look for and are parts still available should I need them? Any suggestions?


Bob D
You can look at the stove for signs of abuse, like worn, warped, or broken parts.

Parts may be available on the internet, but it depends on what you’re needing. VC has gone through a few ownership changes, so who knows what parts they might have.

You’ll probably want someone to inspect that chimney and liner real carefully with a camera.