Good day to you all?
When I offered to re-manufacture Force 10 stove caps it was not with a view to make money
off of you all: Rather a thought to try to be nice and helpful.
However for me to help you would require a sufficient number of people to help me. Because Force 10 would require me to have several million dollars worth of limited liability insurance
for me to sell to them. I am semi retired so I am not doing that. Why that is important to them over two sizes of small Iron castings is definitely not clear to me?
I approached this by collecting my excellent condition stove caps from my boat to use as samples.
I drove to a machine shop that I once worked at where I made Boeing aircraft parts
and spoke with the owner. Steve's initial response was "there's not money
to be made with this one" However He eventually said if I could get the foundry to cast them He would machine a minimum order of 25 pieces of each size on his CNC machines. (computer numerical control)at a cost of $2,250.
Then there is the fact that the originals were enameled, I have been told that no company in Canada
does this for environmental reasons. However I had the new exhaust
riser for my Volvo
ceramic coated to stop it from rusting.
Doug said he would coat 25 X 4" diameter and 25 X 2" diameter for $ 300.
Force !0 have confirmed the the Sourdillion pattern plate was destroyed years ago; So now we need a new one which I would have to make. Now I did send that photograph of a burner cap to Eric at the foundry, and I have not heard back with an estimate of what he would charge. However perhaps to push for this would be a hypothetical question?
Because here is my essential point: To do this will require an outlay of cash coupled with many miles of driving around. If everyone is more interested in searching for alternative sources and a really cheap
deal. I can not afford to make these and get stuck with the stock stored and unsold.
Would you do a deal like this without any purchase