New to me papa

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20miller12

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Feb 4, 2021
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Recently picked up this papa bear with the intentions of trading it for another papa. Long story short my better half’s grandpa had a papa he bought new and let his old house sell with the stove still installed. New owner moved it to garage from house so I tried seeing if he would trade a 2 door timberline. He said well I don’t know anything about stoves but the guy that helped me moved it to the shop told me they’re the best stoves and if I ever move I need to take it with me and that he didn’t wanna get rid of it. My plan (if this guy has a heart) is to just trade papa for papa so I can get his stove back into the family. I had a baby bear that I bought in NC and sold in Indiana a few years later as I didn’t have anywhere to install it and regretted it after.

My InLaws heat with a mama in the house and also have a mama in the shop that someone abused and overfired causing the sides to warp. I’ll likely be installing this papa in my unfinished basement as supplemental heat/backup heat. 3446991E-613F-406E-9C16-EC2427C53841.jpeg
 

kennyp2339

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Feb 16, 2014
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good luck with the trade
 

20miller12

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Feb 4, 2021
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Big negative on the trade and the icing on the cake was the stove falling off the forks of the tractor as I was unloading the tractor( took tractor with forks in case he wanted to trade) bent two legs and broke some bricks but other than that it’s now residing in my basement awaiting the next electric bill to determine if it’s gonna get fully installed.
 

bholler

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Jan 14, 2014
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Big negative on the trade and the icing on the cake was the stove falling off the forks of the tractor as I was unloading the tractor( took tractor with forks in case he wanted to trade) bent two legs and broke some bricks but other than that it’s now residing in my basement awaiting the next electric bill to determine if it’s gonna get fully installed.
If you decide to heat with wood I would really recommend a more modern stove. They really are that much better. And you can find them used for not much more than fishers sell for in many areas. I understand the sentimental value of the fisher to you. But they really are very outdated when it comes to just about every aspect of performance
 

bholler

Chimney sweep
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Jan 14, 2014
24,217
central pa
It’s only going to be supplemental/backup heat. 3 year plan is to have geothermal finally installed
In that case a fisher would work just fine
 

coaly

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Dec 22, 2007
4,189
NE PA
Steel on steel? Always put wood on the forks and the stove won’t slide.
Which stove got damaged? He didn’t go along with the trade?
 

Jason721

Member
Nov 4, 2017
74
southern indiana
I can definitely understand the sentimental part. My parents built their home in 78... heated it with a popa until 04. It sat in the basement hooked up for backup if needed... dad passed on in 2010 and a couple years after that mom sold the house to moved. The new owner wanted the stove to stay. So it stayed! A few years later the place sold again. I paid the newest owner a visit. Introduced myself and a bit of history of his new home. (So I wouldn't look like a creep by just rolling in and asking about a stove in the basement to a person he has never met) I asked about the old stove and it was still there being used in the winters.. he did mention it was a wood eating SOB... but it heated great and wanted to keep it. Well poo! I left my name and number just in case he decided to sell that wood eatin SOB...
 
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20miller12

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Coaly the stove only fell because I didn’t have the forks fully installed was waiting on my quick attack plates to come in ( they came in today) so I had the forks and carriage sitting in the bucket and cargo strap holding them back. The strap broke from a sharp edge and caused the forks and stove to hit tongue of trailer. Thankfully the only damage was to the legs and a few bricks. I moved it into the basement with just the bucket didn’t want anymore accidental drops.