Originally Posted by Paul7
Recently I found and purchased a Rome three handle Cooker it appeared to be in like new condition, perhaps even new old stock.
I have unfortunately found that it leaks through a small chip which oddly enough can be found on both sides of the base of the cooker, it must have been a defect (air void?).
When I asked a manager at Rome Industries why they had discontinued manufacturing, he said that they had too many foundry rejects. Sounds like yours slipped through the QC check.
I'm sure you can find a welder to fill the hole, and it shouldn't cost much. It will be worth it. My three-handle-cooker is the most versatile and the most frequently piece of gear in my kitchen box.