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Made a Blower for My Fisher Insert

Post in 'Fisher Stove Information, Parts, History and More' started by DG1, Nov 15, 2013.

  1. DG1

    DG1 New Member

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    I just finished this so I haven't tried it yet.
    I was trying to think of a way to hide the ugly blower and while walking around Tractor Supply I spoted the mailboxes.
    Bent some sheet up for the duct. Its a Hack Job but I think it will work.
    Now I need a piece of 5/16 plate for a baffle. SAM_0841.JPG

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    You get an A for creative! I guess you opened the back of the mailbox for supply air.
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    Not the back but the side of the mailbox has the opening for the intake of the squirrel cage blower. The variable speed switch is also mounted on the side.
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    thats creative there! how did you make the piece for the bottom so the air goes under and back? which kind of motor did you use?
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    I bent and rivited the duct from a piece of sheet metal ducting. I just used the edge of workbench and my hands and a mallet.
    The fan motor is a 100 cfm squirrel cage blower from some other type of stove that a found online.
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    Just mounted the blower to the inside of the mailbox and had the intake facing the vents ya made? Very nice! What kind of Fisher is that?
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    Yes. That's what i did. It does seem to get a lot more heat out of the stove. I have only burned it one weekend since I put the blower on but it seems to be worth doing.
    I think the stove is just called a Fisher Fireplace Insert.
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    what are you gonna need the baffle for?
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    A baffle gets more heat out of the stove according to people here who have used one.
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    Let me know when you get yours and how goo it works. I finally got some wood in mine.
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    coaly Fisher Moderator Staff Member

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    Air Mail !
    It needs "FISHER" on the front, and "PIG TURD ALLEY" on the side.
    No joke, that's the name of his lane. Typical Bob.
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    Air Mail! That's freekin funny. I was waiting for the resident expert to comment on my blower and it was a good one.
    I'm not sure that my wife would like the PIG TURD ALLEY on there but i like it.
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    I finally did get around to adding a baffle to my insert. It is a 15 ½ x 19 ½ rectangle 1/4 thick steel plate.
    It seems to increase the burn time some.
    With both the blower and baffle added I think I do get a lot more heat out of the stove.
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    coaly Fisher Moderator Staff Member

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    Thanks for the update. Here's the dimensions for the original blower duct;

    upload_2014-3-2_20-13-14.png

    Compliments of CamFan
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    So the original blower duct only extended to the center of the stove and blew air through the rigt side only?
    I wonder why they didn't make it go all the way across the front?
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    There were many versions of blowers. I never saw this model used. I think each factory ordered their own blowers. I do know we hAd some made for our place.
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    coaly Fisher Moderator Staff Member

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    The Insert should be 21 across front, and this is 18" centered in the middle to blow under, up the back, and out front.

    Insert with Blower.jpg
    Add on gray blower to housing that had original motor inside.

    Insert hand painted doors w blower 7.jpg

    Insert hand painted doors w blower.jpg These are hand painted doors, not plated.
    Look good next to your mail box huh?
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    coaly Fisher Moderator Staff Member

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    Here you go;

    Another type blower on Insert.jpg Insert w blower 3.jpg

    Insert w bottom blower 2.jpg Polar Bear for sale 850.jpg
    I'll take the mail box, thanks.
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    Ours mounted to the flashing. One on either side then it was one on each side.
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    coaly Fisher Moderator Staff Member

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    Insert w blower 4.jpg
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    Like that

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