Like the Chinese chainsaw parts kits? “No, no, no...this isn’t a stove. It is just a box of stove parts.”Load them up and send them to Canada, we'll "recycle" them.
As long as they meet CSA B415-10 4.5g/h requirement they are still legal in Canada.
Seriously though I wonder how many never used stoves will be thrown out? Could dealers hang on to them, strip them down, and sell off the parts?
I guess, but I was more referring to selling as replacement parts, doors, glass, baffles, firebrick, tubes, catalysts, etc. Give a way for the dealer to recoup costs of the stove.Like the Chinese chainsaw parts kits? “No, no, no...this isn’t a stove. It is just a box of stove parts.”
While this is true it's also driven by consumers, the "Wal-Mart crowd", for lack of a better term, don't want to pay $25 for a toaster made in the US, they'd rather pay $14.99 and have it made in China.Really what happened is American manufacturing ownership killed manufacturing in the US. They didn't want to comply with EPA regulations and took production elsewhere. Known as the "low road", as apposed to just cleaning up emissions and keeping production here, the "high road". Formula One rules get tighter every time they revise the rules, but the cars just keep getting faster, somehow. The US Auto industry really cried when lower emissions became mandated, but now we have 600+ HP V8 powered cars that have less particulates and carbon in the exhaust stream than most cities have in the ambient air.
This is true, and the EPA certainly can't be blamed for it. But it's a domino effect, once the first products began being produced cheaply in China other manufacturers had to follow suit to maintain market share. It's down to corporate greed, but at the same time as consumers we often have a choice, how many people will pay more for a similar domestically made product? Particularly those on fixed incomes, or those struggling just to stay above the poverty line. So I believe to say consumers didn't play a role in the move to offshore manufacturing isn't the full truth either.There wouldn't be any toasters made in China for the "Walmart Crowd" if not for US manufacturers shifting production. Walmart would not even be able to exist without Chinese goods. To blame the EPA and then consumers is foolish.