Fisher coal boiler hand fed

 
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freetown fred
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut

Post by freetown fred » Fri. Mar. 19, 2021 8:45 pm

All the Fishers I've ever seen, designs were just on the doors W. :)

 
Coaly
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Location: NE PA, Monroe County
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hopper Fed Hitzer EZ Flo
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Coal Size/Type: Chestnut / hard
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Post by Coaly » Fri. Mar. 19, 2021 8:53 pm

If you can find one that has only burned wood, will the grates and liners be in good condition.
Most offered for sale state "in good condition" but the seller has no idea what is supposed to be in it. Most look like this, with homemade non movable grate and no liners;
Homemade grate
Coal Bear homemade grate 11-10-12.jpg
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The flap at top is hinged for loading to prevent smoke from wood or gasses from coal from rolling in at top.
Coal Bear Liner 2.jpg
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This is the normal condition of liner parts you will find.
Complete Coal Bear 2.jpg
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This is taken down inside firebox with fair liners.
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This is exceptional with new brick.

 
Coaly
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hopper Fed Hitzer EZ Flo
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Coal Size/Type: Chestnut / hard
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Post by Coaly » Fri. Mar. 19, 2021 9:27 pm

They will have a UL tag on the back shield or right side, bottom rear corner. They have shields on bottom and rear.
#1600 was the parts designation for all cast parts. Originals will have 1600-*** on them.
Coal Bear Tag.JPG
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Here is the one in my collection while reconditioning ;
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Coal Bear Front 12-11.JPG
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Coal Bear Side 12-11.JPG
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Coal Bear RF Corner.JPG
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Coal Bear Lower Door ready for paint.JPG
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Coal Bear Upper Door Marking.JPG
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Coal Bear Painted 4.JPG
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Curing paint outside. Reconditioned stoves in my collection are no longer used.


 
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warminmn
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Chubby Junior, Efel Nestor Martin, Riteway 37
Coal Size/Type: nut and stove anthracite, soft
Other Heating: anything that will burn with the least work needed

Post by warminmn » Sat. Mar. 20, 2021 10:59 am

Im guessing people either want a larger firebox for wood burning or the grate breaks so they replace it with a solid piece and remove the sides. Sounds like you have a nice collection.

 
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Coal Size/Type: Nut
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Post by OTR » Tue. Apr. 06, 2021 12:18 pm

Damn, Coaly, you are amazing. Thumbs up!

 
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Coal Size/Type: nut coal
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Post by Hoytman » Fri. Apr. 09, 2021 10:04 pm

Paul, I really appreciate your contribution to this thread and this forum. Your knowledge of these stoves and all things Fisher is nothing short of amazing.

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