stovepipemike wrote:Paul, The bricks came out beautiful and the stove deserves them. If I do not hear in a few days from the concrete supply yard, I will go with an alternative. Your mix sounds a lot better than sakrete, even to test the fit. I took the grate and warped slide by the local foundry to see what the thinking was. He said they cut the slide completely thru to make it lay flat and can get a straight final product from the mold. Just as a curiosity I asked about another grate and slide[a complete spare set] he said about $80 range. still thinking on that . You have got to like jigsaw puzzles to enjoy this for sure. Thanks , Mike
$80.00 to have spare grate parts on hand? I'd go for it. In fact I have.
I had Tomahawk make an extra grate bar when I had new ones made.
Since the pattern grate was the longer of the two grates, I had all the recasts made from that one. Being longer, it can easily be cut shorter to use as the short bar. And, I figured it would only added a bit more to the shipping cost to have an extra.
That way, if anything bad happens to either grate bar, I then have a spare to get the stove back into action as soon as possible. That also buys me time to resend the pattern to have more spares made and not be without the stove while I'm waiting.
As for the jigsaw puzzles, yeah, I guess I do like them. I restore cars with over 10,000 parts in them, for a living.
And you should see the jigsaw puzzles Scalabro works on.