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Vick Hines
(vickrhines) - F

Locale: Central Texas
Re: Re: Firelite 500 on 02/08/2007 12:39:36 MST Print View

Mike,
You can't work titanium that much unless you heat it bright red. You would have to keep the entire pot rim incandescent while swaging it. That's a tall order, but you could try it if you have a suitable swage.

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: Firelite 500 on 02/08/2007 12:57:39 MST Print View

Hey, if some users want to fire up their torches and do after-market blacksmithing, more power to them.

But c'mon -- why are users made to go through all this to begin with? BPL should have fixed this with their supplier upfront -- and not pawn the problem off to users! The fact that a few users don't mind an ill-fitting lid does not excuse BPL in my opinion.

It's been over a month now... so hopefully, BPL will come back with a satisfactory solution very soon. Mailing out a replacement lid would not be unreasonable...

Edited by ben2world on 02/08/2007 13:08:27 MST.

Michael Martin
(MikeMartin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: North Idaho
Nido Lids on 02/25/2007 20:14:36 MST Print View

Hi Guys-

Does anyone know what material those Nido lids/bottoms are made of? Aluminum? Tin? Steel?

Thanks,

-Mike

Bill Fornshell
(bfornshell) - MLife

Locale: Southern Texas
Nido Lids on 02/25/2007 20:54:51 MST Print View

Steel

Eric Blumensaadt
(Danepacker) - MLife

Locale: Mojave Desert
LIDS THAT FIT TIGHTLY on 02/25/2007 21:31:19 MST Print View

Some things are better with a tight fit...
Pot lids are definitely NOT one of them.

My JetBoil 1.5 L. pot had a plastic lid that fit so tight I could barely get it back on when packing and never get it on when cooking.

SOLUTION: I scraped the offending inside rim with a knife until I got the right fit.

SOLUTION 1 for FIRELITE 500 LID: Place the lid over a bowling ball (we all have at least one, right?) Using a rubber mallet (got one of those too?) Pound the lid until it fits the bowling ball shape better. This will likely bring the lid rim down in diameter.

SOLUTION 2 for FIRELITE 500 LID:Take the aforementioned rubber mallet and hit the fabricator&/or designer over the head for such a stupid oversight.

Eric

Edited by Danepacker on 02/25/2007 21:34:15 MST.

D S
(onthecouchagain) - MLife

Locale: Sunny SoCal
opting for "option two" on 02/25/2007 21:33:40 MST Print View

May I borrow your mallet?

"couch"

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: Option Two-Plus on 02/25/2007 21:35:47 MST Print View

OPTION 2+ for FIRELITE 500 LID:Take the aforementioned rubber mallet and hit the fabricator&/or designer over the head for such a stupid oversight.

(+) Then take same mallet and konk BPL on the head for knowingly and shamefully pawning this problem off to members!

Edited by ben2world on 02/25/2007 21:49:37 MST.

Brett .
(Brett1234) - F

Locale: CA
sorry duplicate post on 02/25/2007 21:47:37 MST Print View

sorry duplicate post; been a while since I was at this thread.

Edited by Brett1234 on 02/25/2007 21:50:23 MST.

Kurt Jensen
(kurjens) - F
Re: Got my Firelite 500 today..1st impressions on 02/26/2007 10:23:14 MST Print View

Noticed a new disclaimer concerning this pot on BPL.

It says: "Don't be fooled by a lid that seems too big - press down firmly with your thumbs, and it has a nice tight fit. "

Maybe with some of the pots, but not mine. I've pressed plenty hard and mine doesn't fit, plain and simple. It is too big!

Kurt

Addie Bedford
(addiebedford) - MLife

Locale: Montana
Big lids on 02/26/2007 10:44:52 MST Print View

Hey all - this is Addie, customer service for BPL. Just wanted to let you know that we are still working on a fix. We'll contact those who have pots to see who needs the fix - and I'll talk to Ryan about getting something on the FireLite order page that indicates our work on this. Thanks for your patience!

Sara C
(Jon) - M

Locale: SE Missouri and NW Arkansas
Re: Re: Got my Firelite 500 today..1st impressions on 02/26/2007 11:05:13 MST Print View

"Don't be fooled by a lid that seems too big - press down firmly with your thumbs, and it has a nice tight fit. "

I own two of them, and the above statement is true. The only problem I have is when I release my thumbs, the lids pop off. On another subject, what's the deal with the pricing? It gives me very little reason to order new products.

Jon

Jason Klass
(jasonklass) - F

Locale: Parker, CO
Re: Big lids on 02/26/2007 18:10:24 MST Print View

Thanks Addie. We're all looking forward to seeing the fix.

David White
(davidw) - F

Locale: Midwest
Re: Big lids on 04/05/2007 03:12:54 MDT Print View

Any updates for us Addie? Its been a while now and we're well into the bping season here.

Just looking for an update.

Edited by davidw on 04/05/2007 03:14:09 MDT.