Post in 'Fisher Stove Information, Parts, History and More' started by woody w, Oct 24, 2013.
Anyone know where I can find a screen for a Momma Bear?
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There were no screens available for a single door fisher. Only the double doors.
I have a double door, wife is wanting to see the flames.
Then you don't have a Mama Bear. What is the width of the top plate, so we can first identify your stove. 4 legs, pedestal, or no legs? Flat top or arched top doors? Grandma will have a door opening the same as Goldilocks, and the full size Insert. Door opening on those models will be 17 wide X 10 1/2" high.
Grandpa has it's own size screen. They were available in many styles and are held in position many ways. A picture of your stove front will help determine the correct screen needed. You will also need a damper in the pipe which is the only control you will have when open door burning. The damper is slowly closed until you see smoke at the top ready to roll in, then open slightly to avoid smoking inside, yet retain some heat. Screens are handy when starting fires, or if you have damp wood and need to get it going. Or Valentines day That's about it.
Coaly is right you do not have a Mama. the right approach is pictures and dimenisions like he said. I have Gma and Honey Bear screens.
SO SORRY, I should have written Grandma Bear, the door opening is 20'' wide
I will measure and send a photo in a day or two, currntly in Ohio. How much are you asking for a Grandma Bear screen? I miss typed the first post, have two doors with 20 inch wide fire box door.
Hmm, Grandma and Grandma III should both measure 17" across door opening and the screen frame is 19 1/4" wide. (IF you need a rectangular screen with chrome frame)
Grandpa door opening should measure 21" across door opening with 23 inch wide screen frame.
Below are samples of different styles for stove models. Notice in the last pic, the mismatched arched screen does not contact the lower hinge plates when used with flat top doors.
Old style Grandpa (includes 76 / 77 star door)
Old style Grandma
"Contemporary" style as stated on 1980 brochure; AND the one available from Cam Fan
Chrome Grandpa screen (will not fit between hinge plates of grandma) Measures 23 w X 12.5 high.
Grandpa black screen 1980 and after with arch top doors. (Cathedral style, another pic from Cam Fan)
This style CAN be used with arched top doors and came with 1979 flat top or optional arched top doors that year.
Mismatch; arch screen with flat top doors.
(shown with brown screen to clarify hinge fit) You should not use newer arched screen with older flat top doors. This screen is for Series III with one piece box that does not have angle iron down corners becoming legs at bottom.
IF you have flat top doors a door picture will identify your stove model. (space between trees is wider on Grandpa doors)
IF you have arched top doors, the measurement of top plate (or door opening height and width) is needed to identify. Cathedral Doors appear the same in picture (the size difference is not shown in pics)
Dang, I am so glad Coaly keeps up with all this stuff.
see below photo of stove. The top plate is 29.5 wide, fire box is 21 wide, doors are 12 wide x 2, legs are ball feet, run full length of stove, stove sits 7 3/4 off the floor
Posted a photo of my stove with some measurements below, can you id as a Grandmaor Grandpa, with what you hav posted I am leaning toward it being a grandpa.
With the top being 29 1/2 wide I would say grandpa, but coaly has facts where some plants used larger parts than normal. Your picture does not show to me an extremly large top on a grandma. Your measurement of 21" for the firebox confuses me. If on the outside measure the width of the back of the stove from the outside of the angle iron legs. If it is 28-28 1/2" you have a grandpa in my opinion. Our cut sheets for the back was 27 1/2 wide, now depending on some construction methods the raw box could vary some, add the legs and you could get more variation but from leg to leg at the stove body should be close to 28" for a Grandpa. When these were made we did not have a qc person checking each and every step. We just knew we had to get them painted, check for any leaks repair if needed and send them out. I would say that was fairly normal for most factories making them in the 70's.
If you need to know more specific age etc you need Coalys help. He would know when the steps changed by fisher. I hope this helps
The 20 inches was the width of the opening to insert wood into the stove. You are correct when I measure the back it is 28 inches. Hopefully Coaly will verify your thoughts. If it is a grandpa do you know where I can get a screen for it?
Thanks for the help.
I will have to look. I have plenty of the grandma he posted I may have 1 or two gpas left. My wife wants me to hold onto 1 for some reason.
let me know and the cost plus shipping.
I looked and I sold the last one. Sorry it was the one my wife was saving. Oops
So can I ask about any screen option for the Mama Bear? If Fisher definitely didn't make one for the single door, is anybody aware of another option? Thanks.
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