Fisher Coal Bear

Post Reply
Flacoal
New Member
Posts: 4
Joined: Sat. Oct. 26, 2013 11:24 am
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Fisher coal bear
Coal Size/Type: Still trying to figure size out :-) / anthracite
Stove/Furnace Make: Fisher
Stove/Furnace Model: Coal bear

Post Sat. Oct. 26, 2013 11:30 am

Just bought a home with a fisher coal bear stove in the basement. Anyone have information on how to use this stove?
I have used wood stoves but am clueless on coal. Is this a good stove?

User avatar
dlj
Member
Posts: 1269
Joined: Thu. Nov. 27, 2008 6:38 pm
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vermont Castings Resolute
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Baseheater #6
Coal Size/Type: Stove coal
Other Heating: Oil Furnace, electric space heaters
Location: Monroe, NY

Post Sat. Oct. 26, 2013 12:46 pm

Flacoal wrote:Just bought a home with a fisher coal bear stove in the basement. Anyone have information on how to use this stove?
I have used wood stoves but am clueless on coal. Is this a good stove?
You should post pictures of the stove both outside and the inside firepot, especially the grate system. There may be folk that know that specific stove, but most of us can talk to you about any stove if we know more of what it looks like in some detail - oh yea, also show pictures of the flue.

dj

Flacoal
New Member
Posts: 4
Joined: Sat. Oct. 26, 2013 11:24 am
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Fisher coal bear
Coal Size/Type: Still trying to figure size out :-) / anthracite
Stove/Furnace Make: Fisher
Stove/Furnace Model: Coal bear

Post Sat. Oct. 26, 2013 2:21 pm

Thanks for the suggestion. Here are some pictures, .
IMG_2176.JPG
IMG_2177.JPG
IMG_2178.JPG
IMG_2179.JPG

User avatar
DePippo79
Member
Posts: 731
Joined: Tue. Mar. 05, 2013 3:17 pm
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Oak 40, Stanley Argand No. 30, Glenwood Modern Oak 114, Stanley Argand No. 20 missing parts.
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite. Stove and nut size.
Other Heating: Oil hot water.
Location: Hampton, NH

Post Sat. Oct. 26, 2013 6:50 pm

Looks like a clayton furnace firebox. First forget everything about wood. Start a good wood fire and when thats going good throw some coal on. When the coal starts to burn (you'll see the blue flames, blue ladies) fill up the firebox to top of bricks. Just make sure to keep a flame exposed to burn off the coal gas, while filling. Remember coal is alot slower than wood. Coal likes its air from underneath. Make sure you have the grate completely covered. You control the coal burn with the dampers on the ashpan door. You can have a little secondary air while you'll getting things going. Numerous threads and youtube videos on how to start a coal fire. I'm sure the seasoned veterans will chime in soon. Good luck and welcome to the wonderfull world of coal. Matt

Visit Hitzer Stoves

User avatar
Rob R.
Site Moderator
Posts: 11507
Joined: Fri. Dec. 28, 2007 4:26 pm
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy
Location: Chazy, NY

Post Sun. Oct. 27, 2013 7:58 am

The stove looks like it is in very nice shape. Do the grates move smoothly?

The firebox design is less than ideal, but it should work alright. You will probably need to get a steel poker if some kind to help dislodge and ash that gets stuck on the sides or the corners.

Is there a gasket on the ash door?

Flacoal
New Member
Posts: 4
Joined: Sat. Oct. 26, 2013 11:24 am
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Fisher coal bear
Coal Size/Type: Still trying to figure size out :-) / anthracite
Stove/Furnace Make: Fisher
Stove/Furnace Model: Coal bear

Post Sun. Oct. 27, 2013 8:19 am

Thanks for the step by step! I will definitely search youtube too.

No gasket on the ash door or the firebox door either. I check with the local hardware store to get some.

What about "shaking the ash" , is that something I do often? Or just when I am kicking it back up in the morning?
Excuse the dumb questions, I grew up in florida and there wasnt any coal down there :D

User avatar
anthony7812
Member
Posts: 4851
Joined: Sat. Mar. 12, 2011 2:04 pm
Stoker Coal Boiler: VanWert VA 400
Coal Size/Type: Buck/Anthracite
Location: Colley,Pennsylvania

Post Sun. Oct. 27, 2013 12:58 pm

Flacoal wrote:Thanks for the step by step! I
What about "shaking the ash" , is that something I do often? Or just when I am kicking it back up in the morning?
Excuse the dumb questions, I grew up in florida and there wasnt any coal down there :D
No dumb question my friend, Just my .02 cents I shakedown each time I reload. I only shake until I see either a few glowing coals drop or a nice red glow from underneath. I like to open my ash pan door a minute or so before reload to get 'er good and rippen, DONT LEAVE UNATTENDED! Then I will shake with ash pan door closed until I feel a little resistence and then check ash pan which will either need to be emptied or raked down. Then throw some fresh coal on and leave for 14-16 hrs if not longer at times ;)

User avatar
RAYJAY
Member
Posts: 433
Joined: Sun. Nov. 09, 2008 7:06 am
Stoker Coal Boiler: VAN WERT - 600 VA HOT WATER
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: HARMAN- MAGUM STOKER
Coal Size/Type: BUCKWHEAT ON BOTH
Other Heating: NG BOILER
Location: UNION DALE PA

Post Sun. Oct. 27, 2013 2:03 pm

Hi where are you located at???

growing up we had a fisher stove wood burner, if you need information on the stove fisher stoves in factoryville pa might be able to help

Fisher Stove Works ( dave )
RR 6
Factoryville, PA 18419

(570) 836-3343

Visit Hitzer Stoves

KingCoal
Member
Posts: 3226
Joined: Wed. Apr. 03, 2013 1:24 pm
Hand Fed Coal Stove: 3-Locke Warm Morning #120, 1-Locke Warm Morning #524B
Baseburners & Antiques: 2014 DTS C17 Base Burner
Coal Size/Type: Nut Anth.
Other Heating: none
Location: Elkhart county, IN.

Post Sun. Oct. 27, 2013 4:14 pm

RAYJAY wrote:Hi where are you located at???

growing up we had a fisher stove wood burner, if you need information on the stove fisher stoves in factoryville pa might be able to help

Fisher Stove Works ( dave )
RR 6
Factoryville, PA 18419

(570) 836-3343
THAT right there is what makes this forum fabulous. great sharing and support.

User avatar
RAYJAY
Member
Posts: 433
Joined: Sun. Nov. 09, 2008 7:06 am
Stoker Coal Boiler: VAN WERT - 600 VA HOT WATER
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: HARMAN- MAGUM STOKER
Coal Size/Type: BUCKWHEAT ON BOTH
Other Heating: NG BOILER
Location: UNION DALE PA

Post Sun. Oct. 27, 2013 5:07 pm

and... it was the one and only wood burner sucked stacking wood :mad: myfather burned it for about 3 seasons then went a bought a sf250 Harman... life was great after that ...

was up there last weekend got a new glass and the shaker V chain for the mag stoker, they still have a poster for the fisher stoves on the wall up there :D

Flacoal
New Member
Posts: 4
Joined: Sat. Oct. 26, 2013 11:24 am
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Fisher coal bear
Coal Size/Type: Still trying to figure size out :-) / anthracite
Stove/Furnace Make: Fisher
Stove/Furnace Model: Coal bear

Post Tue. Oct. 29, 2013 12:06 pm

I will have to plan a trip to Factoryville , looks like about a 2 hour drive from Sunbury area.
Thanks for the advice! Looking forward to a warm basement this winter.

User avatar
RAYJAY
Member
Posts: 433
Joined: Sun. Nov. 09, 2008 7:06 am
Stoker Coal Boiler: VAN WERT - 600 VA HOT WATER
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: HARMAN- MAGUM STOKER
Coal Size/Type: BUCKWHEAT ON BOTH
Other Heating: NG BOILER
Location: UNION DALE PA

Post Tue. Oct. 29, 2013 2:19 pm

Flacoal wrote:I will have to plan a trip to Factoryville , looks like about a 2 hour drive from Sunbury area.
Thanks for the advice! Looking forward to a warm basement this winter.
do give them a call first, the fisher stove line has been out of production for a while in the states, however I sure dave can answer any question you may have on your stove he may even have parts for them still there

Jeff

Post Reply

Return to “Hand Fired Coal Stoves & Furnaces Using Anthracite”