Fisher Wood Stoves

Re: Fisher Wood Stoves

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Sep 04, 2011 9:02 am

set your alarm clock so you don't wake up cold


Been there.
Wood'nCoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: Fisher Wood Stoves

PostBy: coal berner On: Sun Sep 04, 2011 12:14 pm

Wood and Coal wrote:
set your alarm clock so you don't wake up cold


Been there.

Yea anybody using this stoves had to set the Alarm clock
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coal berner
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
Stove/Furnace Make: Electric Furnace Man
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

Re: Fisher Wood Stoves

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Sep 04, 2011 5:02 pm

I load the Fisher and in 4 hours it's down to embers. It's nice to have in the fireplace for really cold weather in this drafty old place, also I have the screen for it so it can be left open and functions as a fireplace.
Wood'nCoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert


Re: Fisher Wood Stoves

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Sep 04, 2011 5:12 pm

I don't know guys, I had A Poppa Bear back in the 70's in Vt & totally heated a 30x40 log cabin. I had no problem getting a 12 hr burn--we are talking wood right, not kindling. toothy It was a good stove in my opinion--don't know about UL or BL or any other L--all I know is it did a good job heating the house.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Fisher Wood Stoves

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Sep 04, 2011 5:17 pm

Mine definitely puts out heat, but a good portion of the heat produced goes right up the chimney. The insert has a damper, but even with it in closed position it's a wood hog. It uses twice the wood that my creosote-factory Kent Sherwood used to burn.
Wood'nCoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: Fisher Wood Stoves

PostBy: franco b On: Sun Sep 04, 2011 5:52 pm

freetown fred wrote:I don't know guys, I had A Poppa Bear back in the 70's in Vt & totally heated a 30x40 log cabin. I had no problem getting a 12 hr burn--we are talking wood right, not kindling. toothy It was a good stove in my opinion--don't know about UL or BL or any other L--all I know is it did a good job heating the house.

I don't doubt it; large chunks of wood and air wide open until the charcoal stage, then close down the air for overnight, at which point it would act like a coal stove. Takes a canny operator though.
franco b
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: V ermont Castings 2310, Franco Belge 262
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Modern Oak 114
Coal Size/Type: nut and pea

Re: Fisher Wood Stoves

PostBy: smurph On: Sun Sep 04, 2011 6:31 pm

if i reduce a 8 in flue to 6 inch and run it through the ceiling as 6 inch to the cap is that a big deal?
smurph
 
Stove/Furnace Make: fisher
Stove/Furnace Model: papa bear

Re: Fisher Wood Stoves

PostBy: franco b On: Sun Sep 04, 2011 7:02 pm

smurph wrote:if i reduce a 8 in flue to 6 inch and run it through the ceiling as 6 inch to the cap is that a big deal?
You need enough volume to safely exhaust the products of combustion. If the draft is strong with the 6 inch I don't think you will notice the difference.
franco b
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: V ermont Castings 2310, Franco Belge 262
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Modern Oak 114
Coal Size/Type: nut and pea

Re: Fisher Wood Stoves

PostBy: coal berner On: Mon Sep 05, 2011 1:22 am

freetown fred wrote:I don't know guys, I had A Poppa Bear back in the 70's in Vt & totally heated a 30x40 log cabin. I had no problem getting a 12 hr burn--we are talking wood right, not kindling. toothy It was a good stove in my opinion--don't know about UL or BL or any other L--all I know is it did a good job heating the house.

well i burned 4 of them two fisher's and two Alaska they all burned the same 4 to 6 hours tops before reload
I had large double door models and large single door models the doulbe door had blower fan and screen like a fire place
burn 5 years with wood 20 to 25 full 4x4x8 cords hard wood hickery and oak per winter
coal berner
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
Stove/Furnace Make: Electric Furnace Man
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

Re: Fisher Wood Stoves

PostBy: Pipes3k On: Fri Sep 30, 2011 6:26 pm

What can anyone tell me about this Fisher wood furnace.
http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/ank/for/2616829434.html
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.


It was made in Grantsburg, Wi and has a model number of GFC-100. I have the owners manual and a Fisher warranty card. The company that made it was licensed by Fisher.
Pipes3k
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Fisher
Stove/Furnace Model: GFC-100

Re: Fisher Wood Stoves

PostBy: alabubba On: Sun Nov 13, 2011 3:09 am

Here is a Fisher that came with my house in 1988, it is an early 80s with glass windows in the doors.
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At nearly 30 years old, it looks and heats as good as new!
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A close shot of the doors. These doors take 1" gasket material to achieve a seal.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Fisher
Stove/Furnace Model: Grandpa Bear

Re: Fisher Wood Stoves

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Nov 13, 2011 9:44 am

Nice looking stove!
Wood'nCoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: Fisher Wood Stoves

PostBy: alabubba On: Sun Nov 13, 2011 11:09 am

Thanks! My sons and I pulled the stove out this summer for painting (it was bare metal since new, and very much a plain Jane functional stove) and to refresh the gaskets for the windows and the doors, while we installed the chimney stonework. The shiny areas on the door were already super smooth, so we just polished them and left them unpainted. I still have to re-install the back baffle. It has a variable-speed blower attached to the bottom at the back and a baffle that is held onto stand-offs by four screws. When installed it will direct a flow of air up across the back of the stove.
alabubba
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Fisher
Stove/Furnace Model: Grandpa Bear

Re: Fisher Wood Stoves

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Nov 13, 2011 1:57 pm

This morning my Fisher was serving as an incinerator for all the old papers and documents I'm getting rid of, too many to run through the shredder. :o
Wood'nCoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: Fisher Wood Stoves

PostBy: firedude26 On: Fri Nov 18, 2011 4:45 pm

i just bought one of these for my cottage, so when i install it should i cut a hole in floor and get air that way or mount it on some small bricks? it is in good shape, but the more i read the more im concerned. i was wondering how the damper got its air i guess i just learned how, just worried. also is there supposed to be rope in the door opening? if so is there a certain kind to get?

thanks
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Stove/Furnace Make: fischer?
Stove/Furnace Model: ?