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
(sorry for my outspoken mind).