Yes it was a great way to 'blowoff some frustration'. Nothing gets me steamed as creeping along in an endless line of traffic. Especially since I know that I could have traveled quite safely on the 'closed' interstate on that clear, sunny Friday. Since I had been on the same freeway two days earlier right in 'the teeth' of the storm !
I really liked getting a side by side comparrison of the stoves. Looking at the website is informative, but seeing an econo model next to a pioneer, next to a Pocono, next to a Hyfire really puts the size and heat output into perspective.
And looking at the walls over the workbenches shows a history of the work done at that workbench. There was a stoker motor running hanging on a bracket with a date on it, I can't remember the date, but something about two years ago comes to mind. So Jerry is testing the parts, trying new ideas all the time.
Just from my own short time at the factory I saw and heard the history of switching and controling the stoker motor, the combustion fan and the distribution fan. And the improvements to safety and effeciency the addtion of the CoalTrol made to the operation of the stoves.
I'm trying to figure out a way to put a CoalTrol to work in my boiler, but so far I can't. It is a really innovative product.
AND there are several new addtions to the Leisure Line stoves and products coming soon. I'll let Jerry tell us when he's ready.
All in all a very pleasant 'detour off the detour'. I sure put a dent in his supply of cookies from the cookie jar on his desk!!