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NightwingXPNightwingXP Posts: 436
edited April 2012 in EggHead Forum
OMG OMG OMG Crap can't believe this is happening! Went out and just got done cleaning out my Egg to get ready for some pizza. Had the fire box all cleaned up ( as well as bottom of egg) and was just lowering it into the Egg. I barely tapped the side of the inside of the Egg with the firebox as I was lowering and it just disintegrated! The bottom half of the firebox just collapsed and fell the rest of the way into the Egg and I was just left holding the ring of what was left of it. PANIC PANIC PANIC PANIC PANIC!!!!! I just bought this used from a good friends boss 3 or so months ago. GGGAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!


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  • NightwingXPNightwingXP Posts: 436
    And now my own pics are not showing up for myself????????? %$#^*&$^$@#%# !!!!!!!!!
    Only 3 things in life matter. Family, Steelers and my BGE!!
  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,953
    Pictures?
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    Just west of Austintatious


  • NightwingXPNightwingXP Posts: 436
    edited April 2012
    I just reloaded my browser and it worked. Pics are now visible. Using firefox. Try closing and then re-opening your browser
    Only 3 things in life matter. Family, Steelers and my BGE!!
  •  Did it have cracks before? They may replace it but they don't normally for units bought used. They just replaced all of mine and did not ask if it was new or used. Disappointing.

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  • I can see the pics by the way. That had to have had a crack all the way around. Way too clean a break for it to be dropped or something like that. You may have a shot at getting them replaced but you can buy a new ring if you have to. Not sure how much they are but shouldn't be too bad.


    Keeping it Weird in the ATX
    2 Large BGE
    1 MiniMax BGE
    1 Karubecue C60 (aka-"The Dishwasher")
    More accessories than TFJ knows about and one more purchase from mandatory counciling
  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,953
    edited April 2012
    Bummer.  Can you piece it together and use it until you get a replacement?  That should be a warranty item.  Mine is cracked but I still use it.
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    Just west of Austintatious


  • NightwingXPNightwingXP Posts: 436
    edited April 2012
    Ya I had noticed some hairline cracks in it before but they were very fine. My guts felt like fell out and hit the concrete. Recommendations???
    Only 3 things in life matter. Family, Steelers and my BGE!!
  • This will be interesting. I believe the directions for "building the egg" state that once the fire box and fire ring are in place they should not be removed. It goes on to say cracks will appear, blahdy blahdy blah.

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  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    edited April 2012
    "not be removed?" never heard that.

    ass for the busted firebox, no worries.  take the pic to your dealer while you continue to use the old one.  busted firebox is par for the course.

    fishless has one in maybe 12 pieces.  mine's only in five


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  • NightwingXPNightwingXP Posts: 436
    Bummer.  Can you piece it together and use it until you get a replacement?  That should be a warranty item.  Mine is cracked but I still use it.
    I have heard people mention that they used theirs with cracks. Thats why I never put much concern into it. I tried setting it back up to see if it would hold shape to continue using but it will not hold itself up.
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  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,953
    Call the mothership tomorrow.  
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  • so I was told that cracks are normal but I had to wait until cracked all the way through before replacing. it took about a year but it finally cracked all the way through (did not break though) and I called. 4 days later my new stuff was here. I would say that yours have cracked all the way through. 

    There is a guy on here who puts his together like a puzzle and has for a while. It will still work for your pizza tonight if you can get it back together
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    1 Karubecue C60 (aka-"The Dishwasher")
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  • "not be removed?" never heard that.
    Yeah, I might be making that up, but I'll check when I get home.

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  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    if true, that's new. 
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  • NightwingXPNightwingXP Posts: 436
    Call the mothership tomorrow.  
    Even though I bought it used? Or just not tell them?
    There is a guy on here who puts his together like a puzzle and has for a while. It will still work for your pizza tonight if you can get it back together

    I think I have seen his postings before. I remember somebody mentioning that hey just set theirs back in and continued to use. Mine will not stay together. The base will not support it. DOH!!
    Only 3 things in life matter. Family, Steelers and my BGE!!
  • Call the mothership tomorrow.  
    Even though I bought it used? Or just not tell them?
    There is a guy on here who puts his together like a puzzle and has for a while. It will still work for your pizza tonight if you can get it back together

    I think I have seen his postings before. I remember somebody mentioning that hey just set theirs back in and continued to use. Mine will not stay together. The base will not support it. DOH!!
    Dang. I would never encourage anyone to lie but they did not ask me if mine was bought new or used (it was new). they just asked for pics and sent me new stuff. I went through a dealer, but not my original dealer. I bought mine in WI and have since moved home to TX. They handled it without a hitch and never asked where I bought it anything like that.
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    2 Large BGE
    1 MiniMax BGE
    1 Karubecue C60 (aka-"The Dishwasher")
    More accessories than TFJ knows about and one more purchase from mandatory counciling
  • NightwingXPNightwingXP Posts: 436
    Starting to cross some moral lines here now. I just talked to a guy at a dealer and he asked if I had the paper work for it. I told him no, and he said to email him a picture. He said that the mothership generally didn't give him any problems and he would see if he could get me another one. Really nice guy!! Now I just feel bad.
    :((
    Only 3 things in life matter. Family, Steelers and my BGE!!
  • NightwingXPNightwingXP Posts: 436
    Thanks Tweev! Twist the knife why don't cha
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  • GatoGato Posts: 766
    Conman. Add that to the occupation thread. Lol
    Geaux Tigers!!!
  • EggdamEggdam Posts: 223
    edited April 2012
    Manual says you can use heat resistant epoxy to repair it and it will be ready for use in a few hours.  It says to look for a High heat non-toxic epoxy.

  • NightwingXPNightwingXP Posts: 436
    Conman. Add that to the occupation thread. Lol
    Gahhhhh. Jack of all trades and master of none right Gato? lol
    Manual says you can use heat resistant epoxy to repair it and it will be ready for use in a few hours.  It says to look for a High heat non-toxic epoxy.


    Even on the fire box? There's gonna be a lot of heat there
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  • GatoGato Posts: 766
    Definitely not a master con man. You posted all this on a BGE forum. Lol
    Geaux Tigers!!!
  • NightwingXPNightwingXP Posts: 436
    edited April 2012
    lol yeah. I'm gonna give him a call back and just order one. Cannot go through with it now. Stomach has been twisting since I talked to him. Just sucks cause it is obviously broken around the air holes and notch for bottom damper. Cast issue. What do you do. Just panicked there for awhile. Thanks for helping straighten out the magnet on the ole compass folks.
    Just can't do it. Hopefully it won't take long to get one.
    Only 3 things in life matter. Family, Steelers and my BGE!!
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    edited April 2012
    i have always found that no matter how badly cracked, you can stack it all and the weight of the fire ring will hold it together.

    you ave a pretty big bottom piece. that goes in first, the smallest piece you can let fall in there for a second, as you bring in the third (last) bottom hunk, standing, and put it in its place.  then the top portion of the firebox with the fire ring at the same time.  should hold it together.  that last piece can then maybe be stood up and slid back into place.

    mine works, and i know fishless' does.  and his is the worst i have ever seen

    this is mine (top right is the fire box. low left is the fire ring)
    image
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • Looks like you have nice clean pieces. I put mine back together about like yours using Rutland refractory cement and used it for a long time. Finally ordered a new one through a dealer for $125 (large). I kept my old one for a back up.
  • NightwingXPNightwingXP Posts: 436
    LOL oh now the truth comes out. Its all hitting me at once, lol. I am in the middle of a Poli Sci class right now and we just covered moral absolutism vs. moral relativism. My head is spinning, lol. In one hand I am looking at the flies in my wallet and in the other I look at my 4 year old that will be looking up to my wife and I for the next 18+ years!


    X_X
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  • NightwingXPNightwingXP Posts: 436
    Does anyone think JB Weld would work?
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  • NightwingXPNightwingXP Posts: 436
    i have always found that no matter how badly cracked, you can stack it all and the weight of the fire ring will hold it together.

    you ave a pretty big bottom piece. that goes in first, the smallest piece you can let fall in there for a second, as you bring in the third (last) bottom hunk, standing, and put it in its place.  then the top portion of the firebox with the fire ring at the same time.  should hold it together.  that last piece can then maybe be stood up and slid back into place.

    mine works, and i know fishless' does.  and his is the worst i have ever seen

    this is mine (top right is the fire box. low left is the fire ring)
    image
    I have tried several time to make it stand and the break comes right off of the top corners of the notch for the bottom vent. (Airflow). Because of where its at it is not stable enough to stand. When I got it to somewhat stand I tried laying the top piece of the firebox ( now a ring ) on it and it fell down. DOH!!!
    Only 3 things in life matter. Family, Steelers and my BGE!!
  • NightwingXPNightwingXP Posts: 436
    How come? Too hot?
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  • EggdamEggdam Posts: 223
    Yep fire ring and fire box.  The high heat was my first thought too.  Check this link out http://www.thehealthybutcher.com/images/biggreenegg/Maintaining the Big Green Egg.pdf
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