Fisher Identification Request

Jrgray6

New Member
Jan 19, 2020
2
Alexandria, OH
Hey all, looking for some help as my a Fisher wood stove does not match any of the dimensions that I’ve been able to find here. It’s similar to a Grandpa Bear stove, but the dimensions are larger... Pictures are attached and here are the exterior measurements:

32 1/4” Across the top plate (31” across main body)
24 1/2” Tall
20 3/4” Deep
8” Flue

My Grandfather built the house I live in from 1978 to 1980, and installed this stove new at some point during the build. Please let me know if any further information is needed. Thanks!
 

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Todd67

Minister of Fire
Jun 25, 2012
916
Northern NY
Welcome to the forum!

Looks like a Grandpa Bear to me. They aren't all made to the exact same dimensions. The only stove that is bigger than the Grandpa Bear is the rare XL, and it has a 10" flue.
 

Jrgray6

New Member
Jan 19, 2020
2
Alexandria, OH
Welcome to the forum!

Looks like a Grandpa Bear to me. They aren't all made to the exact same dimensions. The only stove that is bigger than the Grandpa Bear is the rare XL, and it has a 10" flue.
Ok, I was under the impression that they were all the same size. Thanks for the reply
 

Todd67

Minister of Fire
Jun 25, 2012
916
Northern NY
Ok, I was under the impression that they were all the same size. Thanks for the reply
You're welcome. Do a search on this forum for a Fisher XL. The doors will have a big sunburst pattern on them, if I remember correctly.
 

coaly

Fisher Moderator
Staff member
Dec 22, 2007
3,723
NE PA
They weren't all exactly built the same because each licensed fabricator across the country as well as each welder could have their own favorite way of doing things.
That is what I call the "wide body". Could be for bricks to fit differently, making it easier to brick, or fitting a bit larger log. Someone could have even cut a few tops wrong and used the material making larger stoves. Just not sure.
Notice the door hinge plates need to be welded on backwards facing inward instead of outward as designed to reach the door hinge ears.
The Dunn Brothers in VA and W. VA made some so wide they made their own hinge plates L shaped.
No matter how they made them, they always have to make the same size doors work.
 
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