JRLearned wrote:After some work on my stove and some discussions with Larry, I determined a few things:
3. I haven't seen anyone successfully weld a cross member onto the old style fire pot. I've searched the web, but no one has reported success. I'm not a welder, but my father is, but still I didn't attempt it. My 2 cents is, save the hassle and just order the updated fire pot, you won't be disappointed.
I had asked Larry about this. He had said it was possible to do but, when I took the old pot to have a rod welded on between the two tabs I was told it couldn't be done. The reasoning was that the heat from the welder might cause the cast to crack and break. Not sure how true this is but I couldn't get it done when I had my Chubby SR.