Took dad for a ride today

Took dad for a ride today

PostBy: DePippo79 On: Tue Oct 29, 2013 8:30 pm

Hey guys. Dad and I went for a ride to the White Mountains and on the way we stopped in at Woodmans Stove Parts and Museum. Main reason for stopping in was to ask them about thier grates. Eventually I want to get a back up pair just in case, also some extra mica. Very impressed with the lady in the office. Soon as I walked in she dropped what she was doing to answer my questions. I feel bad for not buying anything. I just wanted to know if the replacement grates they sell are exact replacement and she said they were. Guess they have copies of the patents. Not much in the museum though. They were remodeling. They did have a nice radiant home, a column heater and about four Jotuls. Nice having this place only 45 miles away. Well thats all. Matt
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Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Oak 40
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Re: Took dad for a ride today

PostBy: dcrane On: Tue Oct 29, 2013 9:15 pm

DePippo79 wrote:Hey guys. Dad and I went for a ride to the White Mountains and on the way we stopped in at Woodmans Stove Parts and Museum. Main reason for stopping in was to ask them about thier grates. Eventually I want to get a back up pair just in case, also some extra mica. Very impressed with the lady in the office. Soon as I walked in she dropped what she was doing to answer my questions. I feel bad for not buying anything. I just wanted to know if the replacement grates they sell are exact replacement and she said they were. Guess they have copies of the patents. Not much in the museum though. They were remodeling. They did have a nice radiant home, a column heater and about four Jotuls. Nice having this place only 45 miles away. Well thats all. Matt


great day for taking a ride with daddio! as far as woodmans goes #1 they are NOT exact replacments #2 they DO NOT own the original patterns #3 because they recast from parts themselves they are always at the mercy of shrinkage/expansion (double, triple, quadruple and more expansion when parts are re-cast from "re-casts")... without the benefit of having the stove in most cases to test these parts (their Crane model 44 Grate fails MISERABLY to fit!).

So besides the fact they are theivin' mofu bastards... I like the secretary too :idhitit: (sorry for my outspoken mind).
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Re: Took dad for a ride today

PostBy: freetown fred On: Tue Oct 29, 2013 9:59 pm

dc, what exactly are you tryin to say there? :clap: toothy
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Re: Took dad for a ride today

PostBy: DePippo79 On: Wed Oct 30, 2013 1:05 am

Thanks Doug. This is why I joined this forum. I like to research before I dive into something. AKA blow money I don't have. I was more taken away by the customer service. As alot of the regulars know I wanted a coal boiler, but for now because of cost and ease I settled on the stove. Which is holding its own so far. The first stove shop I went to Harmon I was very dissapointed with the customer service. At least this lady knew what she was talking about. She knew what a Glenwood triplex grate was. Least she didn't say coal boiler how about this nice pellet boiler instead. Like the Harmon dealer. When I go to work I'm expected to know and do my job just like everyone else on this forum. Customer service is really going down hill in this country. So back on topic here ah nevermind I'll just start a new thread. Thanks again for your insight Doug. Matt
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Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Oak 40
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