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SON OF A BIT&%!!!!!!

Broke my platesetter.  Less than 60 days in.  PISSED!!!!

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South Florida - Large BGE (DOB:  12/07/2013)

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  • My mother never understood the irony in calling me a Son Of A ****.


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  • FaceDanceFaceDance Posts: 174
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    South Florida - Large BGE (DOB:  12/07/2013)
  • BotchBotch Posts: 4,492
    Ouch!  Dropped it, or thermal-related?  
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  • CambenCamben Posts: 24
    That stinks!!! What happened?
    LG BGE, plate setter, highQ grate, Ceramic Grill Works 2 Tier rack, Smokeware SS vent cap, BBQ GURU Party Q, super fast Ravens purple Thermapen and Maverick ET-732
  • FaceDanceFaceDance Posts: 174
    Dropped it.  It was in the Egg and reached with one hand to grab it and…. CRACK!!!  Like always… running around like a madman.
    South Florida - Large BGE (DOB:  12/07/2013)
  • grege345grege345 Posts: 3,515
    Good excuse for the AR with oval stone.
    LBGE& SBGE———————————————•———————– Pennsylvania / poconos

  • DMWDMW Posts: 9,489
    JB Weld.
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    Morgantown, PA

    XL BGE - S BGE - KJ Jr - HB Legacy - BS Pizza Oven - 30" Firepit - King Kooker Fryer -  PR72T - 18.5" WSM - Gasser - WSJ
  • stantrbstantrb Posts: 139
    I'll sell you mine so I can buy an AR.
    Minimax and a wood-fired oven.
  • smokesniffersmokesniffer Posts: 2,014
    +1 on JB Weld
    Large, small, and a mini
  • jhl192jhl192 Posts: 1,002
    Woo2 with the ceramic stone!  You can do indirect and raised grid.  Still sucks that it happened.  Try the JB Weld. 
    XL BGE; Medium BGE; L BGE 
  • KoskoKosko Posts: 535
    +1 Jb Weld. I broke a leg off my platesetter about 6 months ago and I put it back together with Jb Weld and it has worked awesome!
    Peachtree City, Ga Large BGE
  • stlcharcoalstlcharcoal Posts: 1,945
    edited January 2014
    That sucks......Luckily when I broke mine, I just busted a leg off.  So I just broke the other two off, and I had a pizza stone.
  • RRPRRP Posts: 19,326
    FaceDance said:
    Dropped it.  It was in the Egg and reached with one hand to grab it and…. CRACK!!!  Like always… running around like a madman.

    Sorry. Just curious when you say you grabbed it with one hand was there a beer in the other hand at the time?
    L, M, S, Mini
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
  • WeberWhoWeberWho Posts: 3,852
  • FaceDanceFaceDance Posts: 174
    RRP said:
    FaceDance said:
    Dropped it.  It was in the Egg and reached with one hand to grab it and…. CRACK!!!  Like always… running around like a madman.

    Sorry. Just curious when you say you grabbed it with one hand was there a beer in the other hand at the time?
    YES!!!  But real reason was that I was rushing because I was late from playing golf and SWMBO was waiting for dinner.
    South Florida - Large BGE (DOB:  12/07/2013)
  • FaceDanceFaceDance Posts: 174
    Once I stopped crying… i made this…


    South Florida - Large BGE (DOB:  12/07/2013)
  • Never pays to be in a hurry ... especially when Egging
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  • U_tardedU_tarded Posts: 1,423
    Dales makes up for it.....actually anything from Oskar blues, they are my favorite micro for the past few years.
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 12,619
    I'm with my Colorado State friend. Nice beer.
  • FaceDanceFaceDance Posts: 174
    Just bought some JB Weld.  The breaks are pretty clean, i'm hoping it works.  Going to try and put her back together again tonight.  This has to work or I have to buy a new platesetter by the weekend... it's Superbowl weekend.  Only scary thing is that the package says good for up to 550 degrees.  I'll keep you all posted.
    South Florida - Large BGE (DOB:  12/07/2013)
  • BOWHUNRBOWHUNR Posts: 1,479
    Though I rarely use mine since getting my AR's, my platesetter has been JB welded together for three years and is still going strong.

    Mike

    I'm ashamed what I did for a Klondike Bar!!

    Omaha, NE
  • TigerTonyTigerTony Posts: 1,005
    edited January 2014
    A few months back I noticed a crack in my plate setter. I wiggled it and it broke in three pieces. Took it back to the retailer where I bought it. They asked me if I dropped it. I told them no, which was the truth. It certainly wasn't my fault that it was broken. I showed them the receipt and they replaced it for me at no charge. 
    As far as using JB Weld. I certainly wouldn't want that inside my BGE while I was cooking. Chemicals fumes who knows.
    "I'm stupidest when I try to be funny" 
    New Orleans

  • ParallelParallel Posts: 432
    Yeah @TigerTony, I was thinking the same thing. Wondering if heat applied to JB weld would result in toxic vapor being released into the cooking chamber. Perhaps I'm just paranoid, but <$100 for a new platesetter seems worth it to avoid that possibility.

    Every time my elbow bends my mouth flies open.
  • FaceDanceFaceDance Posts: 174
    FAIL!!!!  My lack of skills was on display last night.  Reassembly using the JB Weld was a total nightmare.  Not sure if I had the right mix or used too much / too little, but trying to hold it together for 20+ minutes was a challenge.  It just didnt seem to set.  Plus I had the expoxy everywhere... the floor, my gloves, all over the platesetter, my face, etc...  If I had a proper workshop, tools, clamps, etc... maybe it wouldve been a different story.  Looks like I'm dropping some $$ for a new platesetter.  Looked into the AR briefly... i don't really get it.  I'd love to see it in person.
    South Florida - Large BGE (DOB:  12/07/2013)
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 12,619
    Watch Tom's video on his website where he explains it during some cooks(youtube videos).

    Or ask @Mickey
  • EagleIIIEagleIII Posts: 231

    @FaceDance - I will vouch for the JB Weld also. I broke my Platesetter about a year ago when I picked it up(hot) with a weldiong glove and did not plan ahead where I was going to put it.  Had to put it down in a hurry and crack!  JB Welded it back together and it has worked flawlessly ever since.

    Having said that - as you now know the JB Weld is a Two Part Epoxy and is sensitive to not getting equal parts of each mixed together.  If it didn't set up, one of your mixes was not in there at equal ratio to the other.  Don't give up on the JB...it has fixed many a thing (including my Platesetter) at my house.

  • Broke down and bought a new platesetter.  $60 at Culinary Concepts in Pompano Beach, FL.  I'm good with that.
    South Florida - Large BGE (DOB:  12/07/2013)
  • I'm with my Colorado State friend. Nice beer.
    Which beer? Sorry guys I love my craft beer more than my egg. All I've had from Colorado is Tommyknocker and Breckenridge.
    middle of nowhere- G.I. NE
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 12,619
    edited February 2014
    Oskar Blues. Dales, yella pils, old chub. Best stuff out of a can I've had in a while. Maui brewing and six point are nice brewers too(canned) .
  • Oskar Blues. Dales, yella pils, old chub. Best stuff out of a can I've had in a while. Maui brewing and six point are nice brewers too(canned) .
    You wana trade for thunderhead or Empyrean? ipa only though, I am an ipa fiend. 
    middle of nowhere- G.I. NE
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