Fisher coal bear

Fisher coal bear

PostBy: Flacoal On: Sat Oct 26, 2013 11:30 am

Just bought a home with a fisher coal bear stove in the basement. Anyone have information on how to use this stove?
I have used wood stoves but am clueless on coal. Is this a good stove?
Flacoal
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Fisher coal bear
Coal Size/Type: Still trying to figure size out :-) / anthracite
Stove/Furnace Make: Fisher
Stove/Furnace Model: Coal bear

Re: Fisher coal bear

PostBy: dlj On: Sat Oct 26, 2013 12:46 pm

Flacoal wrote:Just bought a home with a fisher coal bear stove in the basement. Anyone have information on how to use this stove?
I have used wood stoves but am clueless on coal. Is this a good stove?


You should post pictures of the stove both outside and the inside firepot, especially the grate system. There may be folk that know that specific stove, but most of us can talk to you about any stove if we know more of what it looks like in some detail - oh yea, also show pictures of the flue.

dj
dlj
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vermont Castings Resolute
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Baseheater #6
Coal Size/Type: Stove coal
Other Heating: Oil Furnace, electric space heaters

Re: Fisher coal bear

PostBy: Flacoal On: Sat Oct 26, 2013 2:21 pm

Thanks for the suggestion. Here are some pictures, .
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Flacoal
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Fisher coal bear
Coal Size/Type: Still trying to figure size out :-) / anthracite
Stove/Furnace Make: Fisher
Stove/Furnace Model: Coal bear

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Re: Fisher coal bear

PostBy: DePippo79 On: Sat Oct 26, 2013 6:50 pm

Looks like a clayton furnace firebox. First forget everything about wood. Start a good wood fire and when thats going good throw some coal on. When the coal starts to burn (you'll see the blue flames, blue ladies) fill up the firebox to top of bricks. Just make sure to keep a flame exposed to burn off the coal gas, while filling. Remember coal is alot slower than wood. Coal likes its air from underneath. Make sure you have the grate completely covered. You control the coal burn with the dampers on the ashpan door. You can have a little secondary air while you'll getting things going. Numerous threads and youtube videos on how to start a coal fire. I'm sure the seasoned veterans will chime in soon. Good luck and welcome to the wonderfull world of coal. Matt
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Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Oak 40, Stanley Argand No. 30, Glenwood Modern Oak 114, Stanley Argand No. 20 missing parts.
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite. Stove and nut size.
Other Heating: Oil hot water.

Re: Fisher coal bear

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun Oct 27, 2013 7:58 am

The stove looks like it is in very nice shape. Do the grates move smoothly?

The firebox design is less than ideal, but it should work alright. You will probably need to get a steel poker if some kind to help dislodge and ash that gets stuck on the sides or the corners.

Is there a gasket on the ash door?
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Fisher coal bear

PostBy: Flacoal On: Sun Oct 27, 2013 8:19 am

Thanks for the step by step! I will definitely search youtube too.

No gasket on the ash door or the firebox door either. I check with the local hardware store to get some.

What about "shaking the ash" , is that something i do often? Or just when i am kicking it back up in the morning?
Excuse the dumb questions, i grew up in florida and there wasnt any coal down there :D
Flacoal
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Fisher coal bear
Coal Size/Type: Still trying to figure size out :-) / anthracite
Stove/Furnace Make: Fisher
Stove/Furnace Model: Coal bear

Re: Fisher coal bear

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Sun Oct 27, 2013 12:58 pm

Flacoal wrote:Thanks for the step by step! I
What about "shaking the ash" , is that something i do often? Or just when i am kicking it back up in the morning?
Excuse the dumb questions, i grew up in florida and there wasnt any coal down there :D


No dumb question my friend, Just my .02 cents I shakedown each time i reload. I only shake until I see either a few glowing coals drop or a nice red glow from underneath. I like to open my ash pan door a minute or so before reload to get 'er good and rippen, DONT LEAVE UNATTENDED! Then I will shake with ash pan door closed until I feel a little resistence and then check ash pan which will either need to be emptied or raked down. Then throw some fresh coal on and leave for 14-16 hrs if not longer at times ;)
anthony7812
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: VanWert VA 400
Coal Size/Type: Buck/Nut/Anthracite

Re: Fisher coal bear

PostBy: RAYJAY On: Sun Oct 27, 2013 2:03 pm

Hi where are you located at???

growing up we had a fisher stove wood burner, if you need information on the stove fisher stoves in factoryville pa might be able to help



Fisher Stove Works ( dave )
RR 6
Factoryville, PA 18419

(570) 836-3343
RAYJAY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: VAN WERT - 600 VA HOT WATER
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: HARMAN- MAGUM STOKER
Coal Size/Type: BUCKWHEAT ON BOTH
Other Heating: NG BOILER

Re: Fisher coal bear

PostBy: KingCoal On: Sun Oct 27, 2013 4:14 pm

RAYJAY wrote:Hi where are you located at???

growing up we had a fisher stove wood burner, if you need information on the stove fisher stoves in factoryville pa might be able to help



Fisher Stove Works ( dave )
RR 6
Factoryville, PA 18419

(570) 836-3343


THAT right there is what makes this forum fabulous. great sharing and support.
KingCoal
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DSM 1400, Riteway # 37, Comforter Stove Works
Coal Size/Type: Nut Anth.
Other Heating: none
Stove/Furnace Model: 2013 1400 Circulator

Re: Fisher coal bear

PostBy: RAYJAY On: Sun Oct 27, 2013 5:07 pm

and... it was the one and only wood burner sucked stacking wood :mad: myfather burned it for about 3 seasons then went a bought a sf250 Harman... life was great after that ...

was up there last weekend got a new glass and the shaker V chain for the mag stoker, they still have a poster for the fisher stoves on the wall up there :D
RAYJAY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: VAN WERT - 600 VA HOT WATER
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: HARMAN- MAGUM STOKER
Coal Size/Type: BUCKWHEAT ON BOTH
Other Heating: NG BOILER

Re: Fisher coal bear

PostBy: Flacoal On: Tue Oct 29, 2013 12:06 pm

I will have to plan a trip to Factoryville , looks like about a 2 hour drive from Sunbury area.
Thanks for the advice! Looking forward to a warm basement this winter.
Flacoal
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Fisher coal bear
Coal Size/Type: Still trying to figure size out :-) / anthracite
Stove/Furnace Make: Fisher
Stove/Furnace Model: Coal bear

Re: Fisher coal bear

PostBy: RAYJAY On: Tue Oct 29, 2013 2:19 pm

Flacoal wrote:I will have to plan a trip to Factoryville , looks like about a 2 hour drive from Sunbury area.
Thanks for the advice! Looking forward to a warm basement this winter.


do give them a call first, the fisher stove line has been out of production for a while in the states, however i sure dave can answer any question you may have on your stove he may even have parts for them still there

Jeff
RAYJAY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: VAN WERT - 600 VA HOT WATER
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: HARMAN- MAGUM STOKER
Coal Size/Type: BUCKWHEAT ON BOTH
Other Heating: NG BOILER

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