Fisher Stove info.

RedAsh23 Posted By RedAsh23, Dec 24, 2010 at 5:09 AM

  1. RedAsh23

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    Moved into my house a couple years ago and this beast was in the basement. Was wondering if anyone had info on it. I've tried googling but I suck at the googles. All I can find is that they are no longer in business and was big up north. It's a Fisher something or another. I keeps my house cooking during the winter but god does it eat wood. Any info would be cool. thanks in advance.

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  2. cmonSTART

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    Fisher made decent stoves back when they were in business. A lot of people around my area still use them, though they are very dirty and inefficient compared to today's stoves. It probably does eat wood pretty quickly, and produce creosote. Welcome!
     
  3. Backwoods Savage

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    Welcome to the forum RedAsh23.

    I believe it was during the 70's when the Fischer stoves were really a big hit and many in MI installed them. They did throw good heat but they were dirty and burned a lot of wood for the heat you got. If you want to heat the house with a stove you would certainly be wise to purchase a newer stove. Just to give you an example, when we installed the Fireview stove we suddenly cut the amount of wood burned in half! That saves a lot of work. Not only that, but we also found the house stays much warmer. I do believe one thing that really changed is if you consider that we cut our fuel needs in half, that also means not as much air has to go through the stove in a days time. That means less draft in the house. Of course one can always install an outdoor air kit (OAK) but we had one once and really did not like it.
     
  4. webbie

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    That unit would be a later model of the Fishers......evident by the glass in the doors and the updated logo.
    Fisher was made by various licensees, and some of them stayed in business for years after the big boom. I remember selling a model in about 1983-4 which had the style of the one in your picture.

    There is MORE than you want to know on this site about that brand!
    http://www.hearth.com/econtent/index.php/forums/viewthread/53332/
     
  5. PapaDave

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    Dennis, this is a good point that I don't remember seeing anyone point out. I was thinking just a couple days ago about the way the stove brings in air from all the little air leaks.
    My wife even mentioned that she could very faintly smell a little smoke coming in the windows in the bedroom at times. We've since rearranged the room, so now don't notice as much, but until the windows/stove get replaced, I'm sure it's still happening.
    RedAsh23, don't know anything about the stove, but my brother has an old Grizzly that's similar, and it burns a lot of wood and it's not a clean burning stove either.
     
  6. pen

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    I burned 5 to 5.5 cords of wood per winter in my old fisher grandma bear (this stove's cousin). I've dropped down to 4 cords w/ the englander 30.

    Boy did that old girl put out the heat though.

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  7. Backwoods Savage

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    Dave, I debated for quite some time before I decided to post that but just figured it was time. I actually thought there would be many try to shoot down the idea for some odd reason.
     
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