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cracks in fire box and ring

JohnBJohnB Posts: 177
edited 4:27PM in EggHead Forum
I have a large Egg that will be 3 years old this xmas. I've noticed that my fire ring has a vertical crack in it. I've also noticed my fire box has more than one crack in it. I haven't done anything with the Egg other than cook with it and the occasional burn-off.

Are these things covered by the warranty and if so, should I get them replaced?

thanks in advance,



  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
    If purchased from a dealer, they have a lifetime warranty.

    Why not get them replaced they are under warranty.

  • FidelFidel Posts: 10,172
    They are a warranty item, but your egg will work fine with the cracks. I have replaced both internal pieces of my large a couple times under warranty, but I have the luxury of working about 10 miles from HQ so I have no cost except the drive over.

    Most people experience the cracks, and several of us cook with the firebox in 5-6-7 pieces. No worries as long as it all holds together.
  • JohnBJohnB Posts: 177
    Yes -- I've seen pictures of both in pieces. I cook about 4 times a week on the egg and it seems like it would be a pain in the *** to have to piece those back together every time I have to take the unit apart to get all the ash out.
  • Here's a long shot, but if you don't have a warranty, here is a post that posted today in Austin. Maybe you can work something out.
  • RRPRRP Posts: 20,009
    Personally I have brand new fireboxes for my large and my small sitting in my garage that I got under warranty. In the mean time I just used J-B Weld to put the old jigsaw puzzles back together. It holds quite well!
    L, M, S, Mini
    Dunlap, IL
  • NibbleMeThisNibbleMeThis Posts: 2,278
    Here's what I did when mine did that. I got my replacement from the dealer and then kept using the cracked one until it fell apart.
    Knoxville, TN
    Nibble Me This
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