Greetings to all.
Let me first say many thanks to Coaly and the other contributors in this thread. Its a great resource.
I'm new to the forum, and also a new owner of a Fisher fireplace insert that was installed in a home that we just bought in Fallbrook, Ca. The home was built in 1979.
I read this thread with much interest trying to glean what I could in regard to this insert. The wife and I love it, but, don't know much about it.
In working with the insert, it seems that the flue damper is just loose in place, hanging wide open (I assume). As part of the steel surround around the insert, on the right side, is what appears to be similar to a keyhole, and I'm curious if this was some sort of slot for a damper controller, a chain or mechanism? Its just below the horizontal level plane of the top plate. Its a round hole at the top, with a slot below it, connected to the hole; quite similar to the classic skeleton keyhole in its appearance - but there is nothing in it (that I can see outwardly), just an empty slot.
*[strike]Another question: Does anyone have a copy of a manual for this insert that has been digitized into a .pdf format or other format? If so, might I beg a copy??[/strike]
I'd love to post a picture of it. Its in quite good condition - but having recently moved here, my camera has turned up missing in the boxes. So, I will as soon as I can find it.
again, many thanks for the great information in this thread!
Forum newb mistake; I found the .pdf download of the manual.