1. Welcome Hearth.com Guests and Visitors - Please enjoy our forums!
    Hearth.com GOLD Sponsors who help bring the site content to you:
    Hearthstone Soapstone and Cast-Iron stoves( Wood, Gas or Pellet Stoves and Inserts)
    Caluwe - Passion for Fire and Water ( Pellet and Wood Hydronic and Space Heating)

Fisher Stove insert ?

Post in 'Fisher Stove Information, Parts, History and More' started by Dave404, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. Dave404

    Dave404 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2012
    Messages:
    18
    I recently purchased this Fisher in great condition. Trying to find some info on it ?
    it is 24 1/2" across the top. does not have legs but has 2 small leveling legs at the back.
    12 brick on bottom, 6 on each side, 4 across the back. 28 brick total.
    has the double arched shaped doors.
    Has the in-line damper.
    Is this one different than the grandma, grandpa series.
    Thanks all for such a great site !!

    Attached Files:

    Helpful Sponsor Ads!





  2. mellow

    mellow Resident Stove Connoisseur

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2008
    Messages:
    3,055
    Loc:
    Salisbury, MD
  3. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2005
    Messages:
    46,009
    Loc:
    South Puget Sound, WA
    Calling coaly to the front desk.

    That looks to be in nice condition. Did you get rid of the Pleasant Hearth already or is this for a different location?
  4. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2006
    Messages:
    14,644
    Loc:
    Northern IL
    Wow - that is as clean of an old stove as I have seen in a long time. Those old Fishers were tanks. Hungry, hungry tanks.
  5. Dave404

    Dave404 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2012
    Messages:
    18
    BeGreen, gonna try the Pleasant Hearth in one of my mobile homes a little later, the firebox is too small anyways for my house. Yes, gonna work today on getting the Fisher cleaned up some ,etc..
  6. Dave404

    Dave404 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2012
    Messages:
    18
    The square box in the pic is some type of fan i got with the stove. i don't know if it's supposed to run continiously or may be not working correctly.
    anyway's it came off some type of stove or ? Thought i read on a post that Fishers didn't come with a fan.
    when i plug it in,it runs when cold regardless of dial position. if reostat may be faulty.
    doesnt have any name or anything on it.
  7. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2006
    Messages:
    14,644
    Loc:
    Northern IL
    I have never seen a product on the market like it. Could it be a home brew?
  8. Dave404

    Dave404 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2012
    Messages:
    18
    it has a long pan-like channel mounted on the bottom side of it(can't see it in pic) looks like it came off some kind of stove. got me too,lol. the guy i got everything from said "just sit it behind the stove"
  9. Dave404

    Dave404 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2012
    Messages:
    18
    I need some help with this Fisher, friends.
    Picked up some 8" pipe today, all anxious to install it, and to my surprise the pipe don't fit.
    Tried with the male crimped end at stove flue with starter pipe and it will no way, no how, go inside or over the outside of the stove flue.
    Ruined one joint of pipe trying to persuade it with a hammer and block of wood.
    something special needed here or ?
    My 1st Fisher and very disgusted.
  10. Dave404

    Dave404 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2012
    Messages:
    18
    no wonder, should of measured 1st.
    the inside diameter of the stove flue is 7 5/8"
    why in the world did Fisher make such an odd size like this ?
    i can't find any size pipe to go down in this flue.
  11. coaly

    coaly Fisher Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2007
    Messages:
    1,442
    Loc:
    NE PA
  12. Dave404

    Dave404 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2012
    Messages:
    18
    Thanks, yes i see now about the boot. Picked up a duravent collar ,cant remember the # .
    Me and my son made a stand out of angle with bolt on angle legs to set it on , painted the stand and got my 1st fire in it last nite.
    filled it about half full of seasoned oak.
    Turned my drafts out 1 turn and set damper to half closed.
    Was in the mid 20's. awoke this morning and still had hot coals.
    Very well pleased with my 1st fisher.
  13. Dave404

    Dave404 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2012
    Messages:
    18
    Coaly, ive been reading on the baffle plates and thinkin about one for mine. what would be the dimension from back to front on this stove. I have sheet metal i can cut , and will have to pick up a couple brick for it.
    i also will use the fan that came with it as a freestanding fan. I have it setting to the side like the insert pics but had to turn it upside down for the long vent piece to match the stove, and it does a great job, so i want to add a thermostat to kick it on and off.
    What degree thermo would be suitable for turn on - turn off ?
    Also what part of the stove will be best to stick the thermostat ? it will be magnet mounted..
    Thank you.
  14. coaly

    coaly Fisher Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2007
    Messages:
    1,442
    Loc:
    NE PA
    I've put baffles in every model of freestanding stove (except the XL - only have one of those new / unfired) and operated them before I recommended any specific size. I have not connected an Insert for any testing.

    Temperature of switch is not as important as where it's mounted. If you have a 120* switch, you'll find mounting it close to the outer shell, or right on it is fine. If you have a 140* or 160* switch, you move it farther away from the surface to get the same results. That would be a thermo disc or fan switch with two spade terminals that breaks the hot lead to the blower. The kit sold by Woodman's has a 110 v plug that plugs into an outlet and the back of the plug is what the blower plugs into, like a piggyback plug. They come on at 110, off at 90. You still have to try different areas behind the Insert or stove to find the best area to sense temperature.

    Their replacement blower sensor kit turns on at 205, and off at 175.

    I've always used whatever furnace fan switch was availabe cheap, and mount it where it senses the correct temperature. (I was in the propane business and installed them in fireplaces with gas logs) Mounting it with a bendable piece of pipe strap is an easy way to adjust it. There are adjustable fan switches as well.
  15. Texasmitch

    Texasmitch New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2013
    Messages:
    1
    I recently purchased a fisher insert for my basement. I have not installed it yet because I have many questions. The insert that I bought seems to be in very good original condition, all of the fire bricks are intact, no warping that I could see. I am on a limited budget and would like to get it installed to supplement my heating needs as soon as possible. Do I just do slam in installation, and not worry about it this year, or do I fabricate a piece to go on top of the stove damper, and then run a piece of pipe into the flue with a block off plate. Most of the information that I have found says that I should do the latter, but most of those sources are trying to sell chimney lining systems. My chimney is clay lined and I recently had it cleaned, and the sweep said that it was in excellent shape and rarely used before I purchased the house. The fireplace in the basement is a little funky also, the flue is located in the back left corner of the firebox. Also I have read a lot about adding a baffle to the inside of my stove, how much would that increase the efficiency of the burn. Great information here, have learned a ton. My house is in the mountains of southwest Virginia. The house is about 2000 sf plus a full finished basement. The masonry chimney is massive and runs through the center of the house.

Share This Page