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New Toy, Am I in trouble?

Richard FlRichard Fl Posts: 7,878
edited 9:18PM in EggHead Forum
Went to an estate sale this am and this jumped in the car, actually have to pick it up tomorrow. Previous owner had rigged it for propane and the bands are nasty rust and will have to be cleaned.
My Dr would kill me, just had left hip replaced 3 weeks ago, if he knew I was at garage sales rather then home recovering from my surgery.

For $10 could not resist. What have I become the new owner of?

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My friend said that if I could not restore it she would have a nice flower pot by the pool. I washed it and scrubbed with stiff brush. The clay interior was in pieces so I carefully removed them and used JB Weld to put back together. What a mess. Had the stand and bands sandblasted, repainted with high temp BBQ black. For the outside paint since I was not going to take the dome temp above 375F I used a green fleck from Lowe's about $10/can 3 or 4 cans forgot. New gasket. Total restoration cost around $150. Use it for lo/slo.

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  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    Richard glad to know you are back in curculation......that's a real treat even also as a conversation piece.... :laugh:
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  • Richard FlRichard Fl Posts: 7,878
    If I could get it to Mexico, you could say it was recently discovered in an ancient Mayan temple. Used when sacrifices were made to the food/fire Gods.
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  • MaineggMainegg Posts: 7,787
    Very good to see you back posting and for 10.00 you have a fun toy! I would keep the temp down so as not to do any damage to it. take it easy though gimpy :angry: :( do you want to have to do this all over again???
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  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    oooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhh and the human hearts still beating on the grate!!!!! Gosh Richard you've got soooooome imagination...... :laugh:
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  • SmokinJSmokinJ Posts: 220
    What a deal.That couyuld be a dedicated low n slow cooker.
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  • Richard FlRichard Fl Posts: 7,878
    That is the plan.
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  • CrimsongatorCrimsongator Posts: 5,766
    I don't think I would cook on it. I would find a nice nest and use it for a converstion piece. I can bring one to Atlanta if you'd like (large size). But then again, that is a cool roller nest that came with it.
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  • thirdeyethirdeye Posts: 7,428
    nm
    Happy Trails
    ~thirdeye~

    Barbecue is not rocket surgery
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  • thirdeyethirdeye Posts: 7,428
    swamprbrestoration1.jpg

    Glad to see you're up and moving. I'm just wondering.... you were plenty hip to begin with, so after the surgery does this mean you are hipper? Heheehe.

    A guy I went to high school has a clay kamado and still uses it. He only burns briquettes and only does low-n-slow cooks, but it's a nice unit.

    When you get ready for restoration, I'll put in touch with my friend Brian (swamprb) up in Washington State, the picture above is a before and after shot of a kamado he restored. He has a lot of experience with them.
    Happy Trails
    ~thirdeye~

    Barbecue is not rocket surgery
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  • thirdeyethirdeye Posts: 7,428
    nm
    Happy Trails
    ~thirdeye~

    Barbecue is not rocket surgery
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  • Richard FlRichard Fl Posts: 7,878
    Nice looking restoration. Thanks for the offer.

    Should have my Brazilian skewers next week. Want to try one each and see how you like them?
    My tandoori cook got the 6 inch tips red hot but did not melt after 8 minutes @600F.
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  • DarnocDarnoc Posts: 2,661
    There is life on Mars.Was that some space junk that landed in Florida?The temperature gauge looks like a new addition to the cooker and way ahead of the cooker design wise.Glad to see you up and running and have fun with your new low and slow cooker.
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  • thirdeyethirdeye Posts: 7,428
    When they arrive, shoot me a photo... but yes, I'd like to try them.

    Hey, to answer a question from last month: Yes, there now is a way to back up a blog site on blogger. I've tried it and it restores the site perfectly.
    Happy Trails
    ~thirdeye~

    Barbecue is not rocket surgery
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  • RascalRascal Posts: 3,358
    I would strongly suggest that you send an alert to the 'Cape' before you light that thing for the first time!!~~ 8 - ) Nice to hear you're on the mend!
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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,352
    I thought you were supposed to be resting. You see your doctor next week to see if you are ok to do short walks...WITH A WALKER. Just stop that. Sheesh...kids these days.

    Steve

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • Spring HenSpring Hen Posts: 1,494
    I know one thing for sure...you'd better not be picking that thing up! I hope you have someone going with you to load it for you.
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  • EggsakleyEggsakley Posts: 1,014
    Had a co-worker who said she had a Big Green Egg she bought at Wal Mart for $50 on clearance, but was cream in color. Might be a place to start to find out what the heck it really is. Just a thought
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  • Big'unBig'un Posts: 5,909
    Hey Richard,
    Glad you are well enough to defy the doctor. :laugh: For ten bucks, you couldn't go wrong. Just remember nothing over 375F or it'll be humpty dumpty! I'll call soon.

    If you or anyone decides they need another one, i know someone up the lake that has one like that for sale.
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  • Richard FlRichard Fl Posts: 7,878
    Got 2 construction guys doing the heavy work tomorrow with their truck.
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