On the last day of my road trip I was stuck in a detour around the closed section of I-81 and I-80. This detour took me through Berwick Pennsylvania, the home of LeisureLine Stoker stoves.
After over three hours of creeping along at less than a 10mph average, I decided I needed a break.
So I gave Jerry at LeisureLine a call, and stopped by the factory.
It was really nice to meet Jerry and take a look around the factory, seeing the process of welding together the stoves, assembling the doors, the stoker unit, and hopper.
Since I've done a fair amount of fabricating and welding on my own projects, it was quite interesting to see the process happening on the different LeisureLine models. The quality of construction was quite obvious.
Jerry and I had several different conversations about stoker design, heat transfer and cold air returns.
I've attached a few photos of the stove parts, parts of stoves, and ready to deliver wrapped and packaged stoves.
This was a welcome detour from the frustrating traffic jam, and with Jerry's directions I was able to bypass a few miles of the detour and get on the freeway without too much more delay.