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Refurbing a mini..... [pic heavy]

HicHic Posts: 350
edited 7:33PM in EggHead Forum
I found a BGE mini @ a yard sale that needed some work. What I did not know when I bought it was that they older ones are smaller than the newer mini's. So with the help of B & C we got it looking and working great.

The guy that I bought it from said they only used it a couple of times but it just sat outside. From the looks of the ceramics on the inside I believed him. Here is what it looked like...
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So I went over to the mothership and picked up some parts...a new band, a new draft door and a new grid. Well the new band was too big and the new grid fits in there tight and I probably won't use it.
As you can see I could fit a ruler in between the band and the mini with it tightened...
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So I called up B&C for some advise and he offered his help. Went over to C's and he cut the band @ the bend, drilled a new hole and bent the band.
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He also cleaned up the inside and siliconed up the draft door me.
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He is truly an Egg Dr.

Here it is all cleaned up with a new pair of shoes.. or in this case a new tel-tru thermometer ;)
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Large, medium, small and a mini. Egg'n, golfing, beer drinking, camping and following football and baseball.
Atlanta NOTP suburbia.

Comments

  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,480
    Keith you did good :)
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • MaineggMainegg Posts: 7,787
    5 stars to you for the rescue!! B)
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 11,832
    Nice work!! Don't forget to paint the cut ends of the bands. :)

    I hate it when I go to the kitchen for food and all I find are ingredients!

                                                                …Unknown

    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

  • HicHic Posts: 350
    All the credit does to B & C. Thanks Carolina Q - I have that on the list this weekend :)

    Large, medium, small and a mini. Egg'n, golfing, beer drinking, camping and following football and baseball.
    Atlanta NOTP suburbia.

  • NC-CDNNC-CDN Posts: 703
    Well. What was the damage? Garage sale price.....was it a real score? I'm never that lucky.
  • If you're like me, the refurb ended up costing than a new one.
  • Same thing happened to me. I could have bought a new one, but it was fun picking up the new parts and putting humpty back together the right way.

    John - SLC, UT

     Webers, Eggs, Bubba Keg, Smokin-It #3, Blackstones

  • HicHic Posts: 350
    It was $25 + parts...band, dfmt, draft door. Didn't save that much in the end but it was a learning experience.

    Large, medium, small and a mini. Egg'n, golfing, beer drinking, camping and following football and baseball.
    Atlanta NOTP suburbia.

  • NC-CDNNC-CDN Posts: 703
    25!!! Sounds cheap. Haven't priced the parts though. Still, that sounds like a good deal. Nice work.
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