1. Remove all accessories from inside the stove; lift off
the griddle, load door and front doors.
Deﬁants and Vigilants shipped from the factory have a
wooden wedge inside the stove to hold the damper
closed during shipment. Leave this wedge in place
Bottom Heat Shield
until after the legs are installed.
2. With assistance, remove the stove from the pallet
and place it close to its installed location. If your
stove has a porcelain enamel ﬁnish, use a piece of
For the Deﬁant* (Models
cardboard or a drop cloth to cushion the ash lip and
3. If the stove is already installed, disconnect the chim-
Resolute, Intrepid and
4. Tilt the stove into a secure reclining position. It will
require at least two people to tilt the stove and a
third to steady it from the front.
For the Deﬁant, Vigilant and Resolute, tilt the stove
Please read these instructions completely before
forward over the ash lip until the top plate rests on
you begin the installation.
*NOTE: Deﬁant and Vigilant Owners - These instruc-
For the Intrepid and Intrepid II, tilt the stove back to rest
tions are for stoves purchased after March 1, 1980.
on the pallet or wooden blocks.
Contact your Vermont Castings' Authorized Dealer to
One-half inch screws were installed in the leg bolt holes
obtain the correct instructions and hardware for stoves
to stabilize the stove during shipment. Remove and
purchased before March 1, 1980.
discard them. The appropriate leg bolts are packed
Bottom heat shields must be used unless the stove is
with the stove legs.
to be situated on a completely noncombustible hearth,
Attach the Legs
such as unpainted concrete over earth.
Attach the legs to the stove loosely using one washer
Clean all heat shields as needed (or at least annually)
per leg. They will be tightened ﬁrmly later in the instal-
so they will continue to reﬂect heat adequately. In ad-
dition, check all leg bolts annually to be sure they are
secure. For complete information on ﬂoor protection,
For all stoves except the Vigilant, use the silver-colored
refer to the installation section of your Owner's Manual.
3/8" x 1" leg bolts. For Vigilants, use the silver-colored
Tool needed: Open end wrench, 9/16"
3/8" x 1¹⁄₄" bolts.
All Stoves: Bottom heat shield (1), C-brackets (4), 1/4-
20 x 1/2" wing screws (4)
Deﬁant / Vigilant: Bottom heat shields (2), C-brackets
(4), 1/4-20 x 2" threaded studs (4), 3/8" spacers (4), hex
nuts (4), wing nuts (4)
Resolute / Intrepid / Intrepid II: Bottom heat shields
(1), C-brackets (4), 1/4-20 x 1/2" wing screws (4)
Bottom Heat Shield
**Not applicable to Deﬁant Model 1910, which has glass pan-
els in its front doors. Deﬁant Models 0019 and 0027 do not
have glass panels.
Fig. 1 Rotate the two fornt C-brackets so that they slide over
the leg bolts between the washer (or handle holder) and the
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