February was cold, but at 2.5 cord you must've been constantly feeding the stove. It's excessive but it sounds like you need to run the stove at high temps to maintain comfortable living temperature. Caulk is cheep. Check the attic to see if the ceilings are insulated - it's possible you may even be able to talk the landlord into adding some insulation if it's lacking.is 2.5cord bad for Feb
My name is Clay. I'm happy I could help. When shutting the Defiant into horizontal burn I would do so around 600. I would then get a couple hours at 5-600 and it would slowly taper off yielding around 5 or so hours of good heat. You should get similar results with the Vigilant.btw I'm Nick. you are?
I have a new Defiant bought this season and it's attached to 6" stove pipe. They (dealers who sell VC's) have the oval to 6" adapter and reccomend that it will work but you can't run it with the doors open.Hi Everyone,
I just bought a Defiant that was first inspected (backplate) in 1980 although it has 1975 written in the back of the firebox. It does not have legs, since the previous owner used it as a fireplace insert. It's funny because we had the same stove when I was a kid, so it brings back some old memories. Some not so good of us having to process about 25 cord per year to stay warm in upstate NY.
I have two questions. First, the stove plate says I need a 8 inch pipe. I am using this in a hunting camp and have already bought most of the material I need to go through the roof for 6 inch pipe. Can I use the 6 inch pipe? What is the downside?
Secod, how can I find legs that will work for the stove?
thanks for any advice you can give.
I may have been incorrect in my post prior to this one. I am not familiar with the later model Defiants. The one we have is one of the early models that had the one piece fireback. It may be that yours is a Defiant II. Again, I am not familiar with the other models.Hello Hearth.com. I suppose I should have come here the minute I bought my home. It was built in 1886 and the addition was built in 1945. We are not sure when the VC Defiant 1975 was purchased and installed. We have been here 2 years and the stove is spectacular. Well, that is until the 'inner liner' (firewall?) fell in on itself. There is a piece of this 'inner liner' that appears to support the right wall component of this 'inner liner' that has had a corner chipped off and I can not seem to put this 'puzzle' back together. I can't determine from the many diagrams/installation screenshots whether it is part #43 or part #46, or if I am completely off base. Here are some photos to assist anyone that may be able to help!
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