Thinking out of the box is always productive. I needed to replace two steel 36 inch rods in my loom. I checked with the only dealer out there who specializes in replacement parts for my loom, located in Canada. Two Leclrec rods were going to cost me with shipping --$80.00. But a metal worker friend in town sent me to Tucson Industrial Metal Supply and I found EXACTLY the same 2 rods for a total cost of $1.70. Feeling very metalhead right now.