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Stove value question

Post in 'Fisher Stove Information, Parts, History and More' started by Squash, Aug 22, 2013.

  1. Squash

    Squash New Member

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    Hello, I have the opportunity to purchase a fisher mama bear stove. We are having trouble placing a value on the stove. Any thoughts?
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  2. Todd67

    Todd67 New Member

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    Looks like it has been abused and burned too hot, but I'm no expert. Does the door have a rope gasket around it? Mine did when I bought it and the door doesn't seal as well as it should because I took the gasket off to return the stove to its original configuration. If it were me, I'd try to find one that was in better shape, but that's just my opinion. I'm a little more picky than others.
  3. Tendencies

    Tendencies Member

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    Looks like it's been well used to me, white areas indicate it was run pretty hot, will need a good inspection for any signs of cracking or warping. Inside looks pretty messy, new fire bricks all around and a baffle would be good to go. Stoves of that type and condition are around $150-200 in my area but winters coming on and they will increase in value shortly!!
  4. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    Looks like it's been burned hot, hot, hot. For my money, if I were looking for something to install and use inside my home, I'd keep looking. Rick
  5. Todd67

    Todd67 New Member

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    I also wonder if the holes that are drilled into the side of the stove to mount that rectangular tube might cause any weak spots in the stove itself. I would keep looking for another Mama bear myself.

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