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Post in 'Fisher Stove Information, Parts, History and More' started by windage, Feb 5, 2014.

  1. windage

    windage New Member

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    But that is where my current ARH24 "glass door air wash" is going when I get a newly acquired Grandpa rebuilt and installed. I will, however rework the baffle with the plasma cutter before I "bless" him with it. It won't be a Fisher, but it will be better than the leaky $100 "boxwood" stove he is trying to heat with.

    Why "wood" I take this out;

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    to put this "junker" in?

    small stars, large trees, 5 fin drafts, 32 1/4 in wide top, fancy bent steel PICT0131.JPG legs with ball feet, no outside corner angle iron, half round door seal. Bought in situ in NE Ohio, $240 2/4/14
    Chime in guys, age? I am guessing '77 -'78 or so?

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  2. coaly

    coaly Fisher Moderator Staff Member

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    77 Grandpa doors and springs, with newer draft caps...... on a newer stove body ??
    The first "furniture style" legs appeared on the XL in 1978.
    The bent corners were also a first on the XL model. But they were much larger with 10 inch outlet and arched door opening to match arched doors.

    The bent corners on the other models started in 1980 and this box would be a Grandpa III.
    The door seal was only round for the 76 star with '76 doors and some had the large stars removed in '77. (your doors) Those larger trees were only on the early double door Grandpa's and were the only ones with round seal. Does it appear that the normal flat channel iron that would be used on your stove front was taken off for the round rod to work with the older doors??
    Maybe a fabricator had some old doors left and used them on this one around 1980 ?? It's unique and not a normal find.
    All those improvements certainly did not exist when those doors were cast.
  3. windage

    windage New Member

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    This is def a non-standard, but factory produced stove.There is no sign of previous flat channel being present prior, no weld residue, or marks. The front corners of the body appear bent in a brake, the back is butt joint, perhaps welded on interior, I will have to get the inside cleaned of crap before I know. One cap suffers from threads stripped out, will need a thread insert repair. The wedge is gone for the right door closing rod to rest. The top hinge on the right is sagging and will need a bushing in the iron. The back has a temp crack, from burning coal, I presume, so this old man will need some fab work before I put him to his intended job of heating either the living room or shop.
    I will have invested; one full day in picking it up and another full day in the shop adding baffle and rehabilitating him, (plus steel, welding rod, bits and bobs) but it was a bit unusual and I felt he would make a good addition to the team, once healed up.
    Heading South in a few days to check on another 32 inch "maxi" Grandpa in great condition that should be put to work in no time...we'll see...

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