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henapplehenapple Posts: 15,983
My firebox and ring have been cracked for a while. Firebox is in 3 pieces but functions fine. Placesetter has a hairline crack also. Lit the egg to burn off the remaining lump getting ready for the weekend and just looked under the egg.. A little voice. Sure enough, a crack from the vent across the bottom. Everything is covered by warranty so that's good. A new dome is $150 so I might just go ahead and have a whole new egg. I just installed a rutland.

This is a great reminder that those Craigslist "deals" might not be such a great idea.
Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 

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  • SkinnyVSkinnyV Posts: 3,392
    Just installed my new mini base, used my cracked one for a year after getting the replacement. It feels new again.
    Seattle, WA
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 26,344
    If, and I know henapple isn't in this category, you're cooking on a wood deck or some other surface that may ignite, I would caution against continuing to use a cracked base for the very real possibility of starting a fire.
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,983
    Mine is on slate, ipe frame on concrete. ..but I wouldn't do an overnight.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • SkinnyVSkinnyV Posts: 3,392
    Concrete patio. I knew there was a risk of ultimate failure.
    Seattle, WA
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,817
    I've got three domes that came from a bad ceramic run that are spawling if you want to make up a Frankenegg

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,983
    I would have told you Steve but after the way you treated me in Detroit. ...
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,817
    Just left you lyin' there eh. Had to chew my arm off to get out.

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,983
    Got me drunk and no good bye. ...I felt like a whore. At least @Fred19Flintstone‌ said bye.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,817
    You are a whore. It was a good night though

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • Fred19FlintstoneFred19Flintstone Posts: 7,399
    image

    You meet all kinds of characters in bars.
    Flint, Michigan
  • td66snrftd66snrf Posts: 1,351
    Fred19Flintstone  So for those of us that don't know, who is who? Nice to have a face with a name. Thanks
    XLBGE, LBGE, MBGE, SMALL, MINI, 2 Kubs, Fire Magic Gasser
  • GrannyX4GrannyX4 Posts: 1,479
    I think you could guess who Little Steven is? ;;)
    Every day is a bonus day and every meal is a banquet in Winter Springs, Fl !
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,817
    Yes Granny, I'm the one in the black stooges shirt

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • FATC1TYFATC1TY Posts: 805
    I noticed a slight crack in my firebox the other day when I was cleaning the small parts of lump left over out...

    I haven't registered it online, and didn't get a card in the box, but DID buy it from a rather large authorized dealer locally who has it in their system that I bought it. Hope thats enough proof when I go to get it replaced. Right at a year old too..
    -FATC1TY
    Grillin' and Brewing in Atlanta
    LBGE
    MiniMax
  • cortguitarmancortguitarman Posts: 2,061
    @FATC1TY‌ I'd call Big Green Egg and explain the circumstances and get it registered. If your dealer ever goes out of business, you are screwed. You should be fine if something happens while your dealer has your info. Also, if you move, it would be a PIA to have to get proof from the original dealer.
    Mark Annville, PA
  • jllbmsjllbms Posts: 381
    My dealer went out of business. Never registered the warranty, but fortunately I had the presence of mind to get him to email me a receipt. That's all I needed to invoke the warranty. Picking up a replacement base on Monday. I'm having to drive ~80 miles out of the way, but it was that or wait indefinitely for the local dealer to make an order.
    Kemah, TX
  • Chris_WangChris_Wang Posts: 1,253
    Sorry man... But hey, welcome back. There was a strange void the past few weeks.

    Ball Ground, GA

    ATL Sports Homer

     

  • Fred19FlintstoneFred19Flintstone Posts: 7,399

    Yes Granny, I'm the one in the black stooges shirt

    I'm rockin' the plaid. "Little" Steven sure is a big bastid!
    Flint, Michigan
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 16,222
    edited May 2014
    That pic would be "Manny, Moe and Jack"...and given the extent of @henapple's submerged and undetected run I figured that combo was more than a critical mass.  Sorry to hear about the friggin' failures but you are right, the warranty is quite strong.  
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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 13,959
    Hell. I really need to register mine. My mini doesn't even have a serial number.
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,817
    Yes Granny, I'm the one in the black stooges shirt
    I'm rockin' the plaid. "Little" Steven sure is a big bastid!
    Yeah but you were sitting down. I don't think Henapple has anything on you

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • ZmokinZmokin Posts: 1,937
    edited May 2014

    @FATC1TY‌ I'd call Big Green Egg and explain the circumstances and get it registered. If your dealer ever goes out of business, you are screwed. You should be fine if something happens while your dealer has your info. Also, if you move, it would be a PIA to have to get proof from the original dealer.
    I just went to the Big Green Egg website and was able to register my Egg.  I don't remember if I filled out a warranty registration card when I got it, but as I remember where I got and when, I was able to fill out the required information for registering it online.
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    Using the Black Cast Iron grill, Plate Setter,
     and a BBQ Guru temp controller.

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    Black Cast Iron grill, Plate Setter, and a Party-Q temp controller.

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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 10,745
    @henapple - you made it out of Detroit... alive?

    Re: warranty and registration, I registered my eggs on the BGE website when I bought each one, and also scanned each receipt so I know exactly where they are.

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  • Fred19FlintstoneFred19Flintstone Posts: 7,399
    caliking said:

    @henapple - you made it out of Detroit... alive?

    It was suburban Detroit. It wasn't like it was Flint or anything.
    Flint, Michigan
  • otterotter Posts: 282
    My Large has a crack also. The Dealer said it should be in next week.
    Hey Fred, where did you get the shirt?

    Pure Michigan
    Grand Rapids, Michigan  LBGE, SBGE
  • Fred19FlintstoneFred19Flintstone Posts: 7,399
    I bought it at the local fat man clothier. Aka big & tall shop.
    Flint, Michigan
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