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  1. evelynhight

    evelynhight New Member

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    please help! we have a Timberline woodstove. it looks the same and has the same dimensions as the Fisher Mama Bear. where can i find any numbers that may be on it? is there a manual of any sort for this stove? best stove we have ever owned, we have never been this warm in our entire lives. forever grateful for any kind of info re: this gem

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  2. coaly

    coaly Fisher Moderator Staff Member

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    Perhaps a mod for this forum could move thread to the Classic Stove Forum for more results;

    For company history, try the sub-forum for Fisher Stoves in the Classic Forum. At the right top of page there is a search box to insert Timberline that comes up with a few threads mentioning them. (two licensed fabricators of Fisher lost their license when they copied the patented Fisher - Cal being related to the Moore's that were the licencees in PA, who were related to the Fishers......... this hurt Bob more than the other copiers and his license was revoked) They are mentioned numerous times in the Fisher Stove Story available to read on Hearth as well. Click on attachment tab for pdf here; http://www.hearth.com/talk/wiki/bob-fisher/

    They went on to build Timberline. I don't think they used a numbering system.
    Do you need a manual for code compliance?

    I was on the other side of the fence :rolleyes:. Here is Cal and wife Joyce; http://www.mazeministry.com/mormonism/testimonies/caljoycerixon.htm

    To be the same as a Mama Bear, it would be deep and narrow having one door. I think you mean a Grandma ??
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2014
  3. mellow

    mellow Resident Stove Connoisseur

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  4. coaly

    coaly Fisher Moderator Staff Member

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    Thanks !
  5. evelynhight

    evelynhight New Member

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    Hi Coaly- Thanx so much for responding. This stove takes a 24" log, so what I'm finding is that it is a Mama Bear. Interesting story about Cal and Joyce. Yes, I REALLY need a manual for code compliance. We just had a manufactured home { double wide} put on our property. In order to add the woodstove and add it to our insurance policy we have to be sure the stove is installed correctly. So far a nightmare.
  6. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Check with the inspecting authority to see if that stove is OK to put in a manufactured home. I suspect not. If so, it may be better all around to sell it and get a more modern stove that complies.
  7. coaly

    coaly Fisher Moderator Staff Member

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    You need a stove listed for manufactured housing. It will have an outside air intake since it can't use indoor air. They also use shields for reduced clearance. Not many back in the time period of your stove were mobile and HUD approved.

    mellow actually answered your question. I didn't even direct you to the right forum !

    I've been struggling with Lyme disease this summer and have forgotten more of what I knew. I couldn't even come up with where to find that manual.
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    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Sorry to hear you are fighting Lyme disease Coaly. That's a bummer. My sister dealt with it a few years ago. No fun.
  9. evelynhight

    evelynhight New Member

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    Oh no! Lyme disease, not good. Anyway, I suspect we will be ok using our Timberline as long as we follow federal codes as far as chimney { we will be using metalbestos} and all clearances and hearth meet guidlines. We will see, our local firechief will help with us meeting the guidelines.
  10. evelynhight

    evelynhight New Member

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    Coaly I just found the manual on here! On one of the forums,#post-1447521. Now I just have to figure out which model it is. All the models are listed as T-
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    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Normally a stove needs to have an outside air connection and be bolted down to the floor in a mobile home. Manufactured on a permanent foundation may get an exception. Check with the inspector.
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    mellow Resident Stove Connoisseur

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    Scratching my head on that one.
  13. evelynhight

    evelynhight New Member

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    The local firechief will be working on this with us. Actually, there is no such thing as a mobile home anymore. They are now considered manufactured homes, just another name really, means the same thing. Anyway, the single wides are truely mobile. Not the double or triple wide so much. Not only that, the real reason it has to be bolted to the floor is that the stove may tip over during transport. The location of the woodstove we are installing is in such a place that it would have to be taken out if the home were moved. And it goes on and on.

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