Vogelzang International Sentry Coal VG810CL Specifications

SENTRY COAL™ STOVE
Model VG810CL Owners Manual
(save this manual for future reference)
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY
BEFORE STARTING THE INSTALLATION
OR OPERATING THE STOVE. FAILURE
TO FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS MAY RESULT IN PROPERTY DAMAGE, BODILY
INJURY, OR EVEN DEATH.
DO NOT USE THIS STOVE IN A
MOBILE HOME, MANUFACTURED HOME,
TRAILER OR TENT – NO EXCEPTIONS!
This stove meets
U.S. Test Standard:
UL 1482-1996
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
SAFETY NOTICE: IF THIS STOVE IS NOT PROPERLY INSTALLED, A HOUSE/BUILDING FIRE MAY
RESULT. FOR YOUR SAFETY, CONTACT LOCAL BUILDING OR FIRE OFFICIALS ABOUT PERMITS, RESTRICTIONS, AND INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS FOR YOUR AREA.
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY.
1. The installation of this stove must comply
with your local building code rulings. Please
observe the clearances to combustibles (see
reference figures 3–5). Do not place furniture or other objects within the clearance
area.
2. Verify that the stove is properly installed
before firing the stove for the first time. After reading these instructions, if you have
any doubt about your ability to complete
your installation properly, you must obtain
the services of a professional licensed installer familiar with all aspects of safe
and correct installation. DO NOT use
temporary or makeshift compromises
during installation.
3. DO NOT store coal, kindling, flammable
liquids or other combustible materials too
close to the unit. Refer to certification label
on back of unit and reference figures 3 – 5
in this manual.
4. Do not install this stove in a mobile home,
manufactured home, trailer or tent
(NO EXCEPTIONS! per HUD Federal
Standard: 24 CFR Ch.XX).
5. If any parts are missing or defective, please
notify the dealer or manufacturer immediately.
DO NOT OPERATE A STOVE THAT IS
MISSING ANY PARTS!.
6. Do not tamper with combustion air control
beyond normal adjustment capacities.
7. Always connect this stove to a chimney and
vent to the outside. Never vent to another room
or inside a building. DO NOT CONNECT
THIS UNIT TO A CHIMNEY FLUE SERVING ANOTHER APPLIANCE.
8. DO NOT CONNECT a coal burning stove to
an aluminum Type B gas vent. This is not safe.
Use approved masonry or a UL 103 HT (U.S)
Listed Residential Type and Building Heating
Appliance Chimney. Use a 6” diameter chimney or larger, that is high enough to give a good
draft. (See specifics in installation instructions).
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Vogelzang International Corporation
400 West 17th Street
Holland, Michigan 49423
www.vogelzang.com
Phone: 1-616-396-1911 Fax: 1-616-396-1971
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SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS continued…
9. Be sure that your chimney is safely
constructed and in good repair. Have the chimney inspected by the fire department or a qualified inspector. Your insurance company should
be able to recommend a qualified inspector.
10. Creosote or soot may build up in the chimney
connector and chimney and cause a house/
building fire. Inspect the chimney connector
and chimney twice monthly during the heating season and clean if necessary. (See Chimney Maintenance, page 13).
11. In the event of a chimney fire, turn the air control to closed position, leave the building and
CALL THE FIRE DEPARTMENT IMMEDIATELY! Have a clearly understood plan on
how to handle a chimney fire by contacting
your local fire authority for information on
proper procedures in the event of a chimney
fire.
12. To prevent injury, do not allow anyone to use
this stove who is unfamiliar with the correct
operation of the stove.
13. Do not operate stove while under the
influence of drugs or alcohol.
14. Ashes should not be allowed to accumulate
higher than the ash pan. Dispose of ashes in a
metal container with a tight fitting lid. Keep
the closed container on a noncombustible floor
or on the ground, well away from all combustible materials. Keep the ashes in the closed
container until all cinders have thoroughly
cooled. The ashes may be buried in the ground
or picked up by a refuse collector.
15. The special paints used on your stove may give
off some smoke and an odor while they
are curing during the first 12 to 15 fires.
Additional smoke and odor may be emitted
from the light oils used in construction of the
fire box. This should disappear after a short
period of time and not occur again. Persons
with lung conditions or owners of susceptible
domestic pets (such as birds) should take prudent precautions. Open windows and doors as
needed to clear smoke and/or odor. Paint discoloration will occur if the stove is overfired.
16. This stove has a painted surface which is
durable but it will not stand rough handling or
abuse. When installing your stove, use care in
handling. Clean with soap and warm water
when stove is NOT hot. Do not use any acids
or scouring soap, as these wear and dull the
finish.
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17. The walls of the firebox may become slightly
distorted after a period of use. A slight distortion will not affect the operation of the stove.
18. While stove is in operation, all persons,
especially young children should be alerted to
the hazards from high surface temperatures.
Keep away from a hot stove to avoid burns or
clothing ignition.
19. If small children will be in the same room as
the stove during operation, provide a sturdy
barrier to keep them at a save distance
from the stove. NEVER LEAVE SMALL
CHILDREN UNSUPERVISED when they
are in the same room as the stove.
20. Keep stove area clear and free from all
combustible materials, gasoline, and other
flammable vapors and liquids.
21. To prevent burns always wear protective
clothing, leather hearth gloves and eye
protection, while tending the fire.
22. While in operation, keep the feed door, ash
door, and cabinet door closed at all times
except while tending the fire.
23. Do not overfire the stove. Overfiring will happen if the feed door or ash door is left open
during operation. Such actions can result in
very dangerous operating conditions.
24. All power cords and electrical appliances
and/or assemblies must be kept outside of the
clearance dimensions shown in this manual for
combustible materials.
25. For further information on using your stove
safely, obtain a copy of the National Fire
Protection Association (NFPA) publication,
“Using Coal and Wood Stoves Safely” NFPA
No. HS-10-1978. The address of the NFPA is
Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA 02269.
NOTE: A PROFESSIONAL, LICENSED HEATING
AND COOLING CONTRACTOR MUST
BE CONSULTED IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS
REGARDING THE INSTALLATION OF THIS
SOLID FUEL BURNING APPLIANCE.
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ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS
NOTICE: Vogelzang International Corp. grants no warranty, stated or implied, for the installation or maintenance
of your wood stove and assumes no responsibility of any incidental or consequential damages.
TOOLS AND MATERIALS REQUIRED FOR INSTALLATION
TOOLS
MATERIALS
Pencil
6 foot Folding Rule or Tape Measure
Tin Snips
Drill: Hand or Electric
1/8” dia. Drill Bit (sheet metal screws)
1/4” dia. Drill Bit (damper installation)
Screwdrivers (phillips and blade type)
6mm Nut Driver or Ratchet with 6mm Socket
Safety Glasses
(NOTE: The following items are NOT included with your stove)
Chimney Connection: 6” black steel (24 ga. min.) straight stove
pipe or elbow (as required)
1/2” Sheet Metal Screws
Chimney: Existing 6” Lined Masonry Chimney or 6” Inside Dia.
listed Type HT chimney.
Flooring Protection: 42” x 60” as specified (see figures 3–5)
Furnace Cement (manufacturer recommends Rutland Code 78
or equivalent)
Gloves
reaching under the cabinet frame
1. Uncrate the stove and remove cardboard packing and protective poly bag. (Save cardboard
and pulling the door open.
for further assembly.)
9. Install the door knob onto the outside
2. Remove legs, upper and lower heat shields,
of the door. Install the machine
damper, and hardware pack from inside firescrew through the latch bracket,
box.
door, and into the knob.
3. Place flattened carton behind stove and careTighten securely.
fully turn stove onto its back.
(fig. 2).
Fig. 2 Cabinet
4. Join the upper and lower heat shields with four
Door Knob Assembly
(4) self-tapping screws (fig. 1).
Upper Heat Shield
Fig.1 Leg
& Heat Shield
Assembly
Leg
Assembly
Lower Heat Shield
WARNING: METAL PANELS FASTENED BETWEEN LEGS ACT AS HEAT DEFLECTORS.
THESE PANELS MUST BE IN PLACE FOR SAFE
OPERATION.
5. Place both legs upside down and attach the heat
shield assembly (from step 4) between the legs.
Align the holes in the heat shield assembly with
those in the mounting flange of the leg assemblies and secure with four (4) self-tapping
screws.
6. Attach leg/heat shield assembly to the base of
the stove using self-tapping screws provided
(fig. 1).
7. Carefully lift stove to upright position.
8. Locate the door knob and machine screw in
the hardware pack. Open the cabinet door by
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LOCATING STOVE
1. The stove must be placed on solid concrete,
with three (3) sheet metal screws in each stove
solid masonry, or when installed on a combuspipe and/or elbow joint to firmly hold the pipe
tible floor, on a listed floor protector, use a
sections together. DO NOT CONNECT THIS
minimum 3/8” noncombustible floor protecSTOVE TO ANY AIR DISTRIBUTION OR
tor with an “R” factor of 0.8 such as Hy-C or
DUCT SYSTEM.
Imperial Model UL 4260BK or equivalent. 5. Recheck clearances from the stove,
(NOTE: To calculate R-values of equivalent
connector stove pipe, and corner clearances
alternative materials, see page 16). The base
using the illustrations in figures 3 – 5 and
must extend at least 16” beyond the side with
your local building codes or fire protection
the access door, 8” to the sides of fuel openordinances.
ing, and must extend under the stove pipe if it
NOTE: A wall faced with drywall, brick or
is elbowed towards a wall. (See figures 3 & 4
stone must be considered a combustible
and consult local building codes and fire prosurface.
tection ordinances.)
6. DO NOT INSTALL THIS STOVE IN A MOBILE
CAUTION: (FIRE HAZARD) CARPETING AND
HOME,TRAILER OR TENT – NO EXCEPTIONS!
OTHER COMBUSTIBLE MATERIAL MUST NOT
(HUD Federal Standard: 24 CFR Ch.XX)
COVER THE FLOOR PROTECTOR. THESE
7. The clearances provided are minimum dimenMATERIALS MUST REMAIN OUTSIDE OF
sions determined by the manufacturer’s testCOMBUSTIBLE CLEARANCES, SEE FIG. 3-5.
ing facility. Installation of this stove must
2. The stove must have its own flue. DO NOT
comply with the latest edition of NFPA 211 for
CONNECT THIS UNIT TO A CHIMNEY
reduced clearances and/or your local building
FLUE SERVING OTHER APPLIANCES.
code rulings (use whichever minimum dimen3. After observing the clearances to combustible
sions are LARGEST).
materials (figures 4 & 5), locate your floor
Failure to follow these minimum clearance
protector accordingly (figure 3) and carefully
requirements may result in an unsafe instalplace the stove in your selected location.
lation and could cause a fire.
Install stove pipe, elbows, and thimble as
8. This stove meets U.S. Test Standard:
required, utilizing either a recently cleaned and
UL 1482-1996.
inspected 6” masonry chimney or a 6” i.d.
CAUTION: KEEP FURNISHINGS AND OTHER
listed chimney.
COMBUSTIBLE MATERIALS AWAY FROM THE
4. Use 6” round black stove pipe, not
STOVE.
galvanized stove pipe. Secure pipe sections
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TOP VIEW
NON COMBUSTIBLE CONSTRUCTION IN
ACCORDANCE WITH NFPA 211
18"
28"
BACKWALL
60"
DASHED LINE SHOWS STRAIGHT
OUT CHIMNEY CONNECTOR
AND ADDITIONAL FLOOR
PROTECTOR REQUIRED
15"
42"
19"
SIDEWALL
FLOOR PROTECTOR
14"
32"
16"
8"
Fig. 3 – TOP VIEW Minimum Clearance Dimensions from Combustible Surfaces
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CORNER CLEARANCES
18"
18"
Fig. 4 – Top View
Minimum Corner Clearances
from Combustible Surfaces
NOTE: BEFORE FIRING STOVE SLIDE FIREBRICKS TOWARDS THE REAR SO NO GAPS
REMAIN BETWEEN BRICKS.
20"
16"
18"
14"
28"
15"
FLOOR PROTECTOR
Fig. 5a – Front View
Minimum Clearance Dimensions
from Combustible Surfaces
BACKWALL
SIDEWALL
18"
FLOOR PROTECTOR
Fig. 5b – Side View
Minimum Clearance Dimensions
from Combustible Surfaces
D-6 DRAFT DAMPER
A Draft Damper included with the stove must
be installed in the first straight section of pipe exiting the stove before the stove pipe is connected
and the coal stove is used.
1. Drill two 1/4” holes centered on either side of
the pipe section 6” from the top end of the pipe
(figure 6).
2. Remove the handle from the damper then slide
the damper into the pipe.
3. Align the damper with the holes drilled in step
1 and insert the handle through the holes and
the damper.
NOTE: This damper is necessary for the proper
operation of the stove and to meet EPA emissions
requirements for heating appliances. It MUST be
installed before use.(NO EXCEPTIONS)
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DRAFT DAMPER
(must be installed
before use — NO
EXCEPTIONS)
6"/15.25 cm
Fig. 6 – Draft Damper Installation
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CONNECTOR PIPE INSTALLATION
smoke spillage. Where possible, use only
1. The crimped end of the stovepipe fits inside
corrugated (nonadjustable) elbows. These
the stove flue collar. Install additional pipe and
are much more airtight.
elbow with the crimped end towards the stove.
This will allow any condensation in the flue to 7. The connector pipe must not pass through an
run back into the firebox.
attic or roof space, closet, or any concealed
space, or floor, ceiling, wall or combustible
2. Horizontal pipe runs must slope upwards
construction.(See Chimney Connector Systems
towards the chimney at least 1/4” per foot of
& Clearances, page 17). A UL 103 HT Listed
horizontal run.
chimney must be used from the first penetra3. You must have at least 18 inches of clearance
tion of ceiling or wall to the chimney cap.
between any horizontal piping and the ceiling.
Never use single wall connector pipe as
4. The pipe cannot extend into the chimney flue
a chimney – a house fire could result!
(figure 7).
5. Secure pipe/elbow sections with three (3) sheet
NOTE: STOVE PIPE IS NOT INCLUDED. TO
metal screws at each joint to make the piping
PURCHASE, VISIT YOUR LOCAL HARDWARE,
rigid.
HOME OR BUILDING CENTER. SEE
“LOCATING STOVE” PAGE 3 FOR ADDITIONAL
6. It is recommended that no more than two (2)
SPECIFICATIONS.
90° bends be used in the stovepipe installation.
The use of more than two 90° bends may decrease the amount of draw and possibly cause
CORRECT
WRONG
WRONG
Fig. 7 – Stovepipe/Flue Connections
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CHIMNEY CONNECTIONS
The stove must be connected to either a masonry or manufactured metal chimney built and
tested to the specifications listed on the previous
pages.
Chimneys perform two functions:
1). As a means of exhausting smoke and flue
gases which are the result of fuel combustion.
2). The chimney provides “draft” which allows
oxygen to be continuously introduced into the
appliance, so that proper combustion is possible.
This stove relies on natural draft to operate.
NOTICE: Always provide a source of fresh
air into the room where the stove is located. Failure to do so may result in air starvation of other
fuel burning appliances and the possible development of hazardous conditions, fire or death.
Your stove itself does not create draft. Draft is
provided by the chimney. To achieve proper draft
your chimney must meet the three minimum height
requirements detailed in figures 9–11. A minimum
of 0.05 w.c. (measured in water column) is required
for proper drafting to prevent back puffing, smoke
spillage, and to maximize performance. (Gauges
to measure draft are readily available at stove stores
and are economical to rent or purchase.)
Factors such as wind, barometric pressure,
trees, terrain and chimney temperature can have
an adverse effect on the draft. The manufacturer
cannot be held responsible for external factors leading to less than optimal drafting.
Should you have a problem with inadequate
draft, you should contact a licensed heating and
cooling contractor for assistance in solving the
problem.
IMPORTANT Installation Points
1. Size chimney flue to stove collar. This stove
requires a 6” diameter flue.
2. Never connect this unit to a chimney serving another appliance.
3. The chimney must meet all minimum
height requirements.
4. Never use a chimney to ventilate a cellar
or basement.
5. Contact your local building authority
for approved methods of installation and any
necessary permits and/or inspections.
MASONRY CHIMNEY
Before using an existing masonry chimney,
clean the chimney, inspect the flue liner and make
any repairs needed to be sure it is safe to use. Make
repairs before attaching the stove. The connector
stove pipe and fittings you will need to connect
directly to a masonry chimney are shown in
figure 8.
CHIMNEY
THIMBLE
COLLAR
6˝ ROUND
24 ga. BLACK
CONNECTOR
STOVEPIPE
FLUE
5/8" TILE
CHIMNEY
LINER
8˝ MIN.
LINER
BELOW
ENTRY
HOLE
MASONRY
CHIMNEY
Fig. 8 - Masonry Chimney Connection
If the connector stove pipe must go through a
combustible wall before entering the masonry
chimney, consult a qualified mason or chimney
dealer. The installation must conform to local building and fire codes and latest edition of NFPA 211.
If there is a cleanout opening in the base of the
chimney, close it tightly.
Fig. 9 - Chimney Construction Through Attic Space
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CHIMNEY CONNECTIONS continued …
Fig. 10 - Chimney Construction Through Roof
Fig. 11 - Chimney Connection to Firebox
Through Masonry Wall
MANUFACTURED CHIMNEY
REFER TO CHIMNEY AND CHIMNEY
CONNECTOR MAKER’S INSTRUCTIONS
FOR INSTALLATION AND USE.
Use only 6” diameter listed chimney UL 103
HT. Chimney made to this listing is High Temperature rated to 2100 degrees Fahrenheit. Use
chimney from only one manufacturer. Never mix
brands. Carefully follow the chimney
manufacturer’s stated requirements and clearances.
Use the chimney manufacturer’s attic guards, roof
supports, flashing and fire stops when passing
through a ceiling. Use a listed thimble when passing through a combustible wall. Do not use makeshift compromises during installation. Never use
a single-wall connection pipe as a chimney!
When using a pre-existing chimney, have it’s
condition and installation inspected before using.
Make sure that the chimney meets all of the UL
rating requirements listed above. Be aware that not
all manufactured chimney is of the UL 103 HT
type.
NOTE: It is recommended that you contact a
licensed heating and cooling contractor (consult
your local yellow pages) for chimney installation.
Manufactured chimney with the proper required UL listing is available from most home centers, hardware stores, and HVAC supply stores.
If you have access to the internet, you may
wish to view chimney manufacturers’ information on-line. See, www.duravent.com,
www.selkirkinc.com, or www.mtlfab.com.
VENTING TO EXISTING FIREPLACE
In some instances, people desire to convert an
existing fireplace for stove use. Usually, safe connection to an existing masonry chimney requires
more work than using a prefabricated chimney. The
existing fireplace must be closed and sealed at the
damper with high-temperature caulk, ceramic
wool, or furnace cement. Prior to installation, clean
and inspect the existing flue and smoke shelf. Installation should be designed so the system can be
dismantled for periodic cleaning and inspection.
Before conversion, make sure the existing chimney is structurally sound, the chimney incorporates
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a flue liner and make sure it is in good condition.
(A flue liner consists of clay tile that protects the
brickwork of a chimney. If a chimney does not have
a liner, or it is damaged, have it relined by a professional. DO NOT USE a chimney that is unlined or damaged!) If you have any question regarding the condition of the chimney, consult a
qualified licensed contractor, qualified engineer,
competent mason, certified Chimney Sweep, or a
knowledgable inspector. Consult your insurance
company if you cannot find a qualified expert.
CAUTION: NOT ALL FIREPLACES ARE
SUITABLE FOR CONVERSION TO A
WOOD STOVE. CHECK WITH A
QUALIFIED EXPERT.
Many prefabricated fireplaces are of the “zeroclearance fireplace” category. These consist of
multilayered metal construction. They are designed
with enough insulation and/or air cooling on the
base, back and sides so they can be safely installed
in direct contact with combustible floors and walls.
Although many prefabricated fireplaces carry endorsements from nationally recognized organizations for use as fireplaces, they have not been tested
for connection to wood stove heaters. Connecting
a stove to such a device will void the
manufacturer’s warranty.
Steel-lined fireplaces are constructed with
1/4” firebox liner, an air chamber in connection
with 8” of masonry. These can be safely used with
wood burning stoves. They contain all the essential components of a fireplace, firebox,
damper, throat, smoke shelf, and smoke
chamber. Many look identical to masonry fireplaces and should be checked
carefully before connecting a stove to
them.
Venting a stove directly into a fireplace does not meet code and should not
be attempted. (This constitutes connection to another appliance - the fireplace.)
Combustion products will be deposited
and build up in the firebox or fireplace.
The stove warranty will be void with
such an installation. Do not create a hazard in your home by connecting in this
manner.
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FIREPLACE INSTALLATION
Directly connecting the stovepipe into the existing masonry chimney (figure 12 “Type A” fireplace conversion) of the fireplace is the only approved method of installation. This is a complicated and involved process and to insure safety
should only by done by a qualified installer.
1. An entry hole must be cut through the masonry
and tile liner with minimal damage to the liner.
At least 8” of liner must remain below the entry position. When locating the stove and stovepipe, all minimum clearances must be observed
from combustible surfaces including mantels,
combustible trimwork, ceilings and walls. Positioning the center of the stove pipe entry into
the chimney 24” below the ceiling should insure proper clearance for a 6” stovepipe.
2. Install a metal or fire clay (5/8” minimum thickness) thimble. Make sure the thimble is flush
with the inner surface of the chimney liner and
does not protrude into the flue (see figure 7 on
page 6).
3. Secure the thimble with refractory mortar. The
thimble should be surrounded by 8” of solid
unit masonry brickwork or 24” of stone.
4. Install the stovepipe into the thimble as far as
possible without extending past the flue lining
(see figures 7 & 8 on pages 6 & 7).
5. A small airspace (about 1/2”) should remain
between the stovepipe and thimble to allow for
expansion of the pipe. Seal this airspace with
high-temperature caulking or ceramic wool.
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FIG. 12 - Fireplace Conversion
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6. Secure and seal the damper in the closed position using high-temp caulking, ceramic wool,
or furnace cement. Also check to see if the
chimney has a cleanout. If it does, make sure it
is closed and sealed as well. A leaky cleanout
will greatly reduce draft efficiency.
If you have any questions regarding venting
your stove, contact the manufacturer or contact
the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
and request a copy of the latest editions of NFPA
Standard 211 and NFPA Standard 908. Their
address is:
Battery March Park, Quincy, MA 02269.
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
CAUTION: HOUSE FIRE HAZARDS
• GASES EMITTED FROM FRESHLY ADDED
COAL MUST BE BURNED OR THEY WILL ACCUMULATE AND EXPLODE. NEVER SMOTHER
A FIRE WHEN ADDING FRESH COAL.
• NEVER USE MANUFACTURED COAL
“BRICKS” MADE OF COAL DUST AND WAXTYPE BINDER.
• OVERFIRING MAY CAUSE A HOUSE FIRE. IF
A UNIT OR CHIMNEY CONNECTOR GLOWS,
YOU ARE OVERFIRING.
• BUILD FIRES ONLY ON INTEGRAL GRATE
INCLUDED WITH THE STOVE.
• DO NOT OPERATE THE HEATER WITH THE
MINIMUM FIRE AIR SHUTTER COMPLETELY
CLOSED.
OPERATING SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
1. NEVER OVERFIRE THIS STOVE BY BUILDING EXCESSIVELY HOT FIRES AS A HOUSE/
BUILDING FIRE MAY RESULT. IF STOVE OR
STOVEPIPE BEGINS TO GLOW OR TURN RED,
YOU ARE OVERFIRING THE STOVE.
2. NEVER BUILD EXTREMELY LARGE FIRES
IN THIS TYPE OF STOVE AS DAMAGE TO THE
STOVE OR SMOKE LEAKAGE MAY RESULT.
3. HOT WHILE IN OPERATION. KEEP CHILDREN, CLOTHING, AND FURNITURE AWAY.
CONTACT MAY CAUSE SKIN BURNS. DO NOT
TOUCH THE STOVE AFTER FIRING UNTIL IT
HAS COOLED.
4. PROVIDE AIR INTO THE ROOM FOR
PROPER COMBUSTION.
5. INSPECT STOVEPIPE EVERY 90 DAYS.
REPLACE IMMEDIATELY IF STOVEPIPE
IS RUSTING OR LEAKING SMOKE INTO
THE ROOM.
WARNING: EXPLOSION HAZARD
• NEVER USE CHEMICALS, GASOLINE,
GASOLINE-TYPE LANTERN FUEL, KEROSENE, CHARCOAL LIGHTER FLUID, OR SIMILAR FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS TO START OR
“FRESHEN-UP” A FIRE IN THE STOVE.
• KEEP ALL FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS, ESPECIALLY GASOLINE, OUT OF THE VICINITY OF
THE HEATER — WHETHER IN USE OR IN
STORAGE.
• THE USE OF WOOD IN THIS STOVE EXCEPT
FOR INITIAL COAL IGNITION PURPOSES, IS A
VIOLATION OF FEDERAL LAW.
THIS STOVE IS DESIGNED TO BURN
COAL FUEL.
Chestnut, egg, stove, or nut-size coal for residential furnaces, or any of the specialty packaged
fireplace coals (not wax-type coal “bricks”) can
be used. Low ash content (2% to 6%) coal is
recommended.
NOTICE: FOR BEST RESULTS USE SOLID,
BITUMINOUS COAL. NEVER USE MANUFACTURED COAL “BRICKS” MADE OF COAL DUST
WITH WAX-TYPE BINDER. DO NOT BURN
GARBAGE OR FLAMMABLE FLUIDS. STORE
COAL IN DRY WELL VENTILATED AREA. SEE
RECOMMENDATIONS ON PAGE 12 FOR USING
ANTHRACITE COAL.
LIGHTING
1. Set the thermostat on “HIGH” and open pipe
draft damper to provide maximum draft.
2. Using the separable handle, open the feed door
and place paper and kindling wood on the grate
for starting the fire.
3. Light fire, close and secure the feed door.
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4. Add about 15 pounds of coal after fire is burn– Stir the coal and watch the fire. Be sure the
ing briskly. Use care not to smother the
new coal is burning before you close the doors
kindling fire when adding coal.
and turn the thermostat down.
5. Set the thermostat to maintain desired tempera- 3. At least once every 12 hours of operation crank
ture. “MEDIUM” setting is normally
the roller grate system to dump ‘clinkers’ and
satisfactory. Set higher or lower for your
ash into the ash pan.
personal comfort level.
4. Empty ash pan regularly. Do not allow ashes
to pile up to the grate. If ashes build up to the
grate, it can warp and burnout will occur.
ADDING FUEL
If allowed to overfill, ashes may spill when
When starting fires, add small amounts of coal
removing the pan.
each hour or so instead of piling large quantities
of coal every 3 to 5 hours. As you become more 5. Properly dispose of hot ashes (see Safety
Instructions, item #14 on page 2).
familiar with the operation of your stove, it is
possible to add coal to burn for longer periods
of time (between 8 to 10 hours), but doing so MINIMUM FIRE
The rate of burning at the “LOW” thermostat
carelessly will promote incomplete combustion and
considerable sooting, along with a very dirty, setting can be further controlled by adjusting the
draft damper door located behind the cabinet on
inefficient fire.
1. Set thermostat to “HIGH” and open pipe draft the front of the firebox (figure 14).
1. Partially close the shutter to make the fuel burn
damper before opening the feed door.
longer.
2. Never smother the fire when adding coal.
2.
Open the shutter, exposing a larger opening, to
Incomplete combustion of fresh coal will cause
reduce the formation of soot (see notes on
gas accumulation and a mild smoky explosion
Chimney Draft, page 12.)
will occur:
– Add fresh kindling if the bed of coals has 3. Do Not operate the heater with the minimum
fire shutter completely closed (see below).
cooled.
- Add up to 20 lbs. of coal. Never add coal
above the top of the firebrick.
MINIMUM FIRE AIR SHUTTER
The thermostat control was calibrated at the factory and is not adjustable. The operation of the
heater may require a change in calibration of the minimum fire air shutter. Calibration adjustments
should be made at room temperature. The minimum fire air shutter is mounted on the door of the
thermostat draft damper mounted behind the front screen on the lower front of the firebox, fig 14. After
stove has cooled the cabinet lid may be opened to make adjustments.
A. CAUTION: DO NOT OPEN OR CLOSE TOP
WHEN HEATER IS HOT!
1. To open, grasp the cabinet top at front
(figure 13A) and lift all the way up.
2. Gently lower the top until the top support
rod latches to hold the top in the up position
(figure 13B).
3. To close, lift the top until the support rod
is unlatched.
4. Pull the support rod forward as you lower
the cabinet top.
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Fig. 13
Thermostat Adjustment Access
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS continued …
B. Adjusting the Minimum Air Shutter: The minimum air shutter has an infinite number of settings. Several adjustments may be necessary
for the unit to work most effectively for your
particular installation.
1. The minimum air shutter may be adjusted
to the closed position in installations where the
draft is “above normal.” Generally, 0.06 w.c.
or above would be considered “above normal.”
2. In installations where the draft is “below
normal”, the minimum air shutter would be
adjusted toward the open position.
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR BURNING
ANTHRACITE COAL
1. When burning coal, it is important to maintain
a clean chimney. Inspect chimney connector
and chimney at least twice monthly during the
heating season.
2. Keep the grate clear of ash and cinders.
Use the shaker grate to keep the ashes from
building up in the firebox.
3. DO NOT operate the stove with the ash door,
feed door, or cabinet door open.
4. Before adding coal, it is necessary to have a
good hot log fire burning. After the log fire is
burning, add small amounts of coal until a bed
of coals has been built up. Anthracite coal
burns with a short, blue flame with the coals
having a glowing, red color.
5. Anthracite coal needs a strong draft to burn
efficiently. A draft reading of 0.05 to 0.06 w.c.
(water column) is required to burn anthracite.
Fig. 15
Feed Door
Draft Wheel
Adjustment
Fig. 14
Minimum Shutter
Adjustment
NOTE: MORE THAN ONE RECALIBRATION MAY
BE NECESSARY. AT ROOM TEMPERATURE
(72 ° F) AND “LOW” SETTING, THE DRAFT
DAMPER DOOR SHOULD BE CLOSED.
The draft wheel located on the feed door,
figure 15, provides a source of secondary air and
should be opened when burning coal. Coal emits
volatile gases when burned and requires a source
of secondary air for complete combustion to
occur. The draft wheel may be adjusted to give the
best performance depending on the particular needs
of the user.
CHIMNEY DRAFT
Do not expect the stove to draw. Draft is a function of the chimney, not the stove. Smoke spillage
into the house or excessive buildup of condensation or soot in the chimney are warnings that the
chimney is NOT functioning properly. Correct the
problem before using the stove. Following are
some possible causes for improper draft.
1. The connector stovepipe may be pushed
into the chimney too far, stopping the draft.
2. If the chimney is operating too cool, water
will condense in the chimney and run back into
the stove. Soot formation will be rapid and may
block the chimney. Operate the stove at a high
enough fire level to keep the chimney warm
preventing this condensation.
3. If the fire burns well but sometimes smokes
or burns slowly, it may be caused by the chimney
top being lower than another part of the house or a
nearby tree. The wind blowing over a house or tree,
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falls on top of the chimney like water over a dam,
beating down the smoke. The top of the chimney
should be at least three (3) feet above the roof and
be at least two (2) feet higher than any point of the
roof within ten (10) feet.
NOTE: A DRAFT READING OF 0.05 TO 0.06 W.C.
(WATER COLUMN) IS SUGGESTED FOR
PROPER BURNING OF THIS STOVE.
CHIMNEY MAINTENANCE
CREOSOTE – Formation and Removal
When coal is burned slowly, it produces tar and
other organic vapors which combine with expelled
moisture to form creosote. The creosote vapors
condense in the relatively cool chimney flue of a
slow-burning fire. As a result, creosote residue
accumulates on the flue lining. If ignited, this creosote creates an extremely hot fire which may
ignite surrounding materials resulting in a building fire.
The chimney connector and chimney should
be inspected at least twice a month during the
heating season to determine if a creosote buildup
has occurred.
If creosote has accumulated, it should be removed. Failure to remove creosote may result in
ignition and may cause a house/building fire. Creosote may be removed using a chimney brush or
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other commonly available materials from your
local hardware retailer.
Chimney fires burn very hot. If the chimney
connector should glow red, immediately call the
fire department, then reduce the fire by closing the
inlet air control and pour a large quantity of coarse
salt, baking soda, or cool ashes on top of the fire in
the firebox.
CAUTION: A CHIMNEY FIRE MAY CAUSE IGNITION OF WALL STUDS OR RAFTERS WHICH
WERE ASSUMED TO BE A SAFE DISTANCE
FROM THE CHIMNEY. IF A CHIMNEY FIRE HAS
OCCURRED, HAVE YOUR CHIMNEY INSPECTED BY A QUALIFIED PERSON BEFORE
USING AGAIN.
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PART ORDERING – VG810CL SENTRY COAL™ STOVE
When ordering missing or replacement parts, always give the Model Number of the stove, Part
Number, and Part Description. Use the illustrations and part lists provided on the
following pages to identify parts.
Part No.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
Description
Qty.
Cabinet Top .............................................. 1
Cabinet, Back ........................................... 1
Cabinet, Left Side ..................................... 1
Cabinet, Front Asm. .................................. 1
Cabinet, Door Frame ................................ 1
Cabinet, Door ........................................... 1
Knob, Cabinet Door .................................. 1
Screw, 8-32x1/4” Mach. ............................ 1
Latch, Spring ............................................ 1
Nut, 10-24 ................................................. 8
Screw, 10-24x1/2” Flat Head. ................... 8
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Part No.
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
Description
Qty.
Hinge, Door .............................................. 4
Back Brace ............................................... 2
Thermostat Assembly ............................... 1
Chain Linkage, Thermostat ...................... 1
Top Shield, Thermostat ............................. 1
Screw, 10-16x3/4” Torx ............................. 2
Knob, Thermostat ..................................... 1
Support, Hinge ......................................... 1
Clip, Hinge ................................................ 1
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PART ORDERING – VG810CL SENTRY COAL™ STOVE
When ordering missing or replacement parts, always give the Model Number of the stove, Part
Number, and Part Description. Use the illustrations and part lists provided on the
following pages to identify parts.
Part No.
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
Description
Qty.
Firebox Asm .............................................. 1
Firebrick ................................................... 10
Liner, Front & Rear ................................... 3
Leg ............................................................ 2
Heat Shield, Upper ................................... 1
Heat Shield, Lower ................................... 1
Draft Control ............................................. 1
Clip, Spring ............................................... 1
Frame, Draft Damper ................................ 1
Pin, Draft Damper ..................................... 1
Support, Grate & Liner ............................. 2
Retainer, Top Brick ................................... 2
Shield, Front ............................................. 1
No.10x1/2” Torque H.D. ............................ 2
Ash Pan Assembly ................................... 1
Damper Asm. ............................................ 1
Smoke Curtain .......................................... 1
Bracket, Smoke Curtain ........................... 1
Screw, 1/4-20x3/4” Flat Head ................... 1
Nut, 1/4-20 ................................................ 1
Door, Ash .................................................. 1
Steel Liner ................................................ 1
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Part No.
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
Description
Qty.
Gasket, 29” Ash Door ............................... 1
Door Asm., Feed ...................................... 1
Handle, Separable (Spring) ...................... 1
Handle, Door ............................................ 1
Latch, Door ............................................... 1
Spacer, ..................................................... 1
Screw, 1/4-20x3/4” Mach .......................... 1
Nut, 1/4-20 ................................................ 1
Gasket, 45” Feed Door ............................. 1
Pin, Door Hinge ........................................ 4
Liner, Top .................................................. 1
Nut, 1/4-20 ................................................ 6
Screw, 1/4-20x3/4” Flat Head. .................. 6
Flue Collar ................................................ 1
Gasket ...................................................... 1
Fire Grate Extension ................................ 1
Frame, Shaker Grate ................................ 1
Retainer, Shaker Grate Cog ..................... 1
Handle, Shaker Grate ............................... 1
Cog, Right Hand, Shaker Grate .............. 1
Cog, Left Hand, Shaker Grate ................. 1
Grate, Right Hand .................................... 1
Grate, Left Hand ....................................... 1
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FLOOR PROTECTOR MATERIAL CALCULATIONS
This stove has been tested for and must be installed on a floor protector with the proper Thermal
Resistance or R-value as stated in the installation instructions on page 3, “Locating Stove” step 1, of
this manual. If the floor protector materials listed in the instructions are not available, materials with an
equivalent R-value may be substituted.
Alternate materials may be rated with C-factor (Thermal Conductance) or k-factor (Thermal Conductivity) ratings which must be converted to R-value to determine if the alternate material meets the
tested requirements. The following instructions provide the proper information and formulas for conversion to R-value.
To determine if alternate materials are acceptable follow this sequence.
1. Convert material specifications to R-value:
a. R-value given — no conversion necessary
b. k-factor is given with a required thickness (T) in inches:
R = 1/k x T
c. C-factor is given: R = 1/C
2. Determine the R-value of proposed alternate floor protector:
a. Use formulas in step 1 above to calculate R-value of proposed material(s).
b. For multiple layers, add R-values of each layer to determine overall R-value.
3. If the overall R-value of the floor protector system is equal to or greater than the floor protector
specifications given, the alternate is acceptable.
Definitions:
Thermal conductance (C) =
BTU
(hr)(ft2)(°F)
=
W
(m )(°K)
Thermal conductivity (k) =
(Btu)(inch)
(hr)(ft2)(°F)
=
W
(m)(°K)
Thermal resistance (R) =
(ft2)(hr)(°F)
Btu
=
(m2)(°K)
W
2
=
Btu
(hr)(ft)(°F)
Example:
The specs of floor protector material should be 3/4-inch thick material with a k-factor of 0.84.
The proposed alternative material is 4” brick with a C-factor of 1.25 over 1/8-inch mineral board
with a k-factor of 0.29.
Step 1: Convert specs to R-value.
R = 1/k x T = 1/0.84 x 0.75 = 0.893 System must have a R-value of 0.893 = Rspecs
Step 2: Calculate R-value of individual components
4” Brick with C-factor = 1.25. R = 1/C = 1/1.25 = 0.80 = Rbrick
1/8-inch (0.125”) mineral board with k-factor = 0.29. R = 1/0.29 x 0.125 = 0.431 = Rmin.brd.
Step 3: Add R-values of components to get total R-value of system
Rbrick + Rmin.brd = 0.80 + 0.431 = 1.231 = Rsystem
Step 4: Compare Rsystem to Rspecs
Rsystem = 1.231 is larger than Rspecs of 0.893. System R-value exceeds the required
specifications and therefore is an acceptable alternative.
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CHIMNEY CONNECTOR SYSTEMS & CLEARANCES
A. Brick Masonry
Minimum 3.5-inch thick brick masonry all framed into
combustible wall with a minimum of 2-inch brick separation from clay liner to combustibles. The fireclay liner
shall run from outer surface of brick wall to, but not
beyond, the inner surface of chimney flue liner and shall
be firmly cemented in place.
B. Insulated Sleeve
Solid-insulated, listed factory-built chimney length of
the same inside diameter as the chimney connector and
having 1-inch or more of insulation with a minimum
9-inch air space between the outer wall of the chimney
length and combustibles.
C. Ventilated Thimble
Sheet steel chimney connector, minimum 24 gauge in
thickness, with a ventilated thimble, minimum 24 gauge
in thickness, having two 1-inch air channels, separated
from combustibles by a minimum of 6-inch of glass
fiber insulation. Opening shall be covered, and thimble
supported with a sheet steel support, minimum 24 gauge
in thickness.
D. Chimney Section Pass-through
Solid insulated, listed factory-built chimney length with
an inside diameter 2-inch larger than the chimney connector and having 1-inch or more of insulation, serving
as a pass-through for a single wall sheet steel chimney
connector of minimum 24 gauge thickness, with a minimum 2-inch air space between the outer wall of chimney section and combustibles. Minimum length of chimney section shall be 12-inch chimney section spaced
1-inch away from connector using sheet steel support
plates on both ends of chimney section. Opening shall
be covered, and chimney section supported on both sides
with sheet steel support securely fastened to wall
surfaces of minimum 24 gauge thickness. Fasteners used
to secure chimney section shall not penetrate
chimney flue liner.
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COMPANY TESTIMONY:
“FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD THAT HE GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, THAT WHOEVER
BELIEVES IN HIM SHALL NOT PERISH BUT HAVE ETERNAL LIFE”
JOHN 3:16
This Vogelzang heating appliance is safe when installed properly and will provide you with years
of service. However, always exercise good judgement when you are using this stove. You are dealing
with FIRE! Fire is inherently dangerous and must be treated with respect. Stay warm and in good
health!
Respectfully yours,
Steve Vogelzang
Proprietor
Optional F-1 Blower for
Vogelzang Heat Circulator Stove Models
VG820E and VG810CL
For more even heat distribution, the
Vogelzang Heat Circulator blower draws
heat from around the firebox and blows
it under the stove unit into the room.
Attaches easily to existing panels on Vogelzang
stove models VG820E and VG810CL. Switch/thermostat unit may be mounted in different positions
for various comfort levels.
Prewired, after mounting simply plug into
standard 110 volt house wiring. Three-position
switch allows manual or thermostatic control.
DO NOT USE THIS STOVE IN A
MOBILE HOME, MANUFACTURED HOME,
TRAILER OR TENT — NO EXCEPTIONS!
MADE IN CHINA
Vogelzang International Corporation
400 West 17th Street
Holland, Michigan 49423
www.vogelzang.com
Phone: 1-616-396-1911 Fax: 1-616-396-1971
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