Buckwalter Classic Canopy- need grates

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Post by pineyguy » Thu. Feb. 16, 2023 10:51 pm

I bought a Buckwalter Canopy Classic that I planned on restoring, I tore it down, sandblasted the base and the body of the stove, brazed some small cracks, and painted as I went. The grates were plated and bolted when I bought it, and I knew it was a gamble whether or not they could be welded. My dad was a welder from tech school til retirement so I figured I at least had some skill to back up any luck I was relying on. One of the grates went well and came out pretty solid- at least enough to sit in the frame and look functional anyway. The other one didn’t go so well, but stayed in one piece through the cool down and fit check the next day. Then it randomly came back apart when I picked it up a couple days later, which is what my dad predicted for it when he finished trying to weld it. I wanted to get the grates back in so I could move on to trying my hand at casting refractory, so I’m kind of at a standstill until I figure out what I’m doing.

I tried the depths of google and other search methods, contacted some ads I saw with random old grates, but haven’t contacted any of the restoration places yet. I figured I’d check here first to see if anyone happens to have something laying around that may work, or know who the best place to contact would be. The stove is a Buckwalter Canopy Classic. The grates and panels all have Alp 7-14 on them, so I’m assuming that they’re interchangeable with Canopy Alpine stoves. They’re 13 1/2” long, which seems short compared to what I’ve found looking around at other duplex grates. If I can’t find replacements, I’m thinking I might try brazing the broken one, plating and bolting it again, maybe making something to replace the original set up with something to burn wood or charcoal (the box seems small for wood though), or I don’t know what. If anybody has any input, I’d appreciate it. Also, I tried 2 welding outfits and they both declined to even try.

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Grates as found when I bought the stove

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Grates in frame while they were both still in 1 piece

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Stove when I brought it home

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Progress so far


 
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Post by Sunny Boy » Fri. Feb. 17, 2023 7:08 am

If you can't find usable grates, try contacting Tomahawk Foundry. They can sometimes use your old grates as a pattern to recast new ones. Often when the old grates are warped or broken.

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Post by pineyguy » Fri. Feb. 17, 2023 7:25 am

I did see getting grates recast as an option in a thread on here, but there were no names listed. I checked around for somewhat local foundries and couldn’t find any that did that sort of thing, so thanks for that. Do you have any idea what that kind of service costs approximately?


 
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Post by Sunny Boy » Fri. Feb. 17, 2023 8:01 am

No idea what your type grates would cost. Mine were a simpler design and done a few years ago.

But if you shoot some good pix with measurements and email those to Al at Tomahawk, he can give you an estimate.

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Post by swattley01 » Fri. Feb. 17, 2023 8:28 am

Have you ever heard a place up in newhampshire called good time stove company. He has lots of parts and does restoration. He did my Buckwalters Vail oak. That might know where to get the grates. Or have something there.

 
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Post by pineyguy » Fri. Feb. 17, 2023 2:40 pm

I did see their website, but it said that they don’t sell parts so I didn’t bother contacting them. I think I may put together a generic email and send it to the various restoration places I came across. The worst they can do is ignore it.


 
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Post by Pauliewog » Fri. Feb. 17, 2023 10:59 pm

Ill take a look at the grates tomorrow in my Canopy to see of they are the same as yours.

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Post by pineyguy » Sat. Feb. 18, 2023 8:39 am

Wow thanks! I appreciate it.

 
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Post by Pauliewog » Sun. Feb. 19, 2023 6:44 pm

The Canopy stove I have down the shop is much larger and the grates are too long. Sorry 😞

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Post by pineyguy » Sun. Feb. 19, 2023 7:49 pm

Thanks a lot for checking for me. It definitely seems like one of the smaller cook stoves from what I’ve been seeing.

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