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Rehabbed a used small

VetereggnarianVetereggnarian Posts: 251
edited 4:57PM in EggHead Forum
I found a small for sale nearby, it was looking rough, but it was dirt-cheap. After all the “small hype” I’ve seen, I couldn’t help myself, and I was hoping to have a travel egg anyway. Now it has a dignified position with the large and the med.

Before: (The ring was fused to the box, DFMT stuck to the dome)



After some elbow grease, new bolts, and kiln time in the large:


The nest is a mess, and I’m having trouble getting the crud off the back of the dome.

Still need to get a good grid and an indirect setup.


  • milesofsmilesmilesofsmiles Posts: 1,368
    Nice, It's a KEEPER, a little T L C, you'll make it smile. :) :) :)
  • eenie meenieeenie meenie Posts: 4,393
    Bill, I remember when you joined the forum a little over a year ago. Now you have 3 eggs, lol. You've got the bug. :lol: :laugh: :woohoo:
  • Richard FlRichard Fl Posts: 8,238
    Nice looking repair job. I bought a "DOG" Imperial Kamado a few years back and was never able to get the top off. Soaked in some kind of rust release and WD-40, even lightly tapped the top from the inside and the top cracked across the base. Finally JB Welded the top back on and it works great, can twist for the top for air flow just can't get it off. Still could not get the top off even ran heat to 350f still no luke. Did you get yours off and how? TIA
  • LitLit Posts: 6,846
    Very nice! My first egg was a small and I still use it almost as much as my large.
  • MemphisQueMemphisQue Posts: 610
    Sad someone let it get in that shape to start with. Good luck on the rehab.
  • Nice work - looks like an ultra cooper gasket.

    A temporary plate setter could be a couple firebricks wrapped in foil.
  • outrageousoutrageous Posts: 756
    i got my used small about three weeks ago... i have used it almost 80% of the time now.. enjoy....

    Large egg and mini max egg plus a Blackstone griddle

    South Ga. cooking fool !!!!!!!!

  • Used Smalls don't turn up around here, but I would snap a project like that up any day of week!
    Large BGE and a couple non-greenies
    Roanoke TX
  • Yep, a year ago I'd have laughed at the thought that a grill could have much impact on your life. More like stage-4 Greeneggosis than a bug.
  • Wow, that one tops mine.

    I did one long low burn to dry it out, still couldn't budge the top. Ran it at about 500 for a few hours, took a big stainless spoon, padded the dome with a piece of wood and pried it up in several places, it popped off. Pretty gross inside, used a wire wheel to clean it off.
  • Frank from Houma wrote:
    Nice work - looks like an ultra cooper gasket.

    A temporary plate setter could be a couple firebricks wrapped in foil.

    My gasket isn't as nice as the one that somebody did a few months ago - with the jig and all. I didn't want to pay the royalties required to use his idea.

    Hadn't thought of the firebricks. They could be more than a temporary solution.
  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,649
    Great find. I would love to find a small or a mini....even in that condition and restore it...if the price was right. Can't wait to see yours in action.

    Rowlett, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings


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