Big Green Egg - EGGhead Forum - The Ultimate Cooking Experience...
Welcome to the EGGhead Forum - a great place to visit and packed with tips and EGGspert advice! You can also join the conversation and get more information and amazing kamado recipes by following Big Green Egg at:

Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Instagram  |  Pinterest  |  Youtube  |  Vimeo
Share your photos by tagging us and using the hashtag #EGGhead4Life.

In Atlanta? Come visit Big Green Egg headquarters, including our retail showroom, the History of the EGG Museum and Culinary Center!  3786 DeKalb Technology Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30340.

firebox separation

normzachnormzach Posts: 14
edited 4:11AM in EggHead Forum
question for all you experienced eggers. bought my large bge 60 days ago at the waldorf eggfest.

today discovered the firebox had separated, 3/16 in or so, straight down from top to bottom. not a jagged or hairline crack due to heat but what appears to be the result of a fault in the manufacturing process.

Was wondering if anyone out there has experienced similiar problems with the firebox and what was the out come. have querried the local BGE rep, Seasonal Distributors of Waldorf, no response yet.

from the south of Maryland



  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
    Separated sounds like something should have happened. Broken with a straight line is damage.

    Get a warranty replacement if it holds the fire grate, just keep cooking.
  • FlaPoolmanFlaPoolman Posts: 11,672
    Sounds like you have the newer firebox that's made that way. Is it possible you just noticed it?
  • Gator Bait Gator Bait Posts: 5,244
    My fire ring has been split like that for a long time and has not show any other "problems" and works fine. Good luck and Welcome to the forum. :)


  • Austex_EggerAustex_Egger Posts: 153
    Your good to go! That is how they make them to prevent cracking.
  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 6,651
    As others have stated the new style fire box has a vertical cut to aid in expansion and contraction to help control future cracks. So far I believe it works great.
    Egg on, your good to go.
    Thank you,

    Galveston Texas
  • jaydub58jaydub58 Posts: 2,097
    Mine was purchased 12 months ago. That is the way it came from delivery. It's right, don't worry about it, just cook and enjoy.
    John in the Willamette Valley of Oregon
  • csrcsr Posts: 27
    I concur. My 3 year-old Egg doesn't have the cut in the firebox that the current Egg's have. If the cut looks like it is intentional, then it is. Otherwise get it replaced under warranty.
  • PjoePjoe Posts: 224
    Mine is made with a vertical slit in it. Maybe this what you're seeing?

  • normzachnormzach Posts: 14
    if so, the answer is yes, i just noticed the separation yesterday. that said when did bge start making the newer boxes?
  • The Naked WhizThe Naked Whiz Posts: 7,780
    Maybe a year??? If it looks like this: New Firebox FAQ, then it's the new firebox.
    The Naked Whiz
  • normzachnormzach Posts: 14
    my dad always told me, if you don't know, ask. i asked about the crack in the box, you all came through great - the link sent by "naked whiz" was right on.

    from the south of Maryland,

    thanks to all.
Sign In or Register to comment.
Click here for Forum Use Guidelines.