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Broken Plate Setter

BigGreenJonBigGreenJon Posts: 45
edited May 2012 in EggHead Forum
This past Sunday I was getting ready to bake some pizzas for my son's birthday party and my plate setter split right in half.
Is there anything I can do to repair this thing or should I just get a new one?  Are there any options for replacing the plate setter with another product?
Any ideas/suggestions are welcome.
Lucky to have a LG Egg My Blog: http://manvsgrill.blogspot.com/
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  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 6,473
    I would contact your dealer about a warranty replacement. I don't know the warrany policy on the PS but worth a shot.  See how that goes before anything else-and there are many alternatives to the PS. The Ceramic Grill Store has quite the after-market goodies for the BGE.
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  • michigan_jasonmichigan_jason Posts: 1,299
    I know all ceramics now are lifetime warranty. I was told this directly from BGE support.



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  • BigGreenJonBigGreenJon Posts: 45
    Lifetime warranty??  I had no idea. I definitely need to look into this.
    Lucky to have a LG Egg My Blog: http://manvsgrill.blogspot.com/
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  • misumisu Posts: 213
    JB weld the broken one and it should hold fine at least for non nuclear temps.
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  • Hillbilly-HightechHillbilly-Hightech Posts: 966
    edited May 2012
    I used something similar to JB Weld (can't remember the brand name).  Anyway, it was a 2-part epoxy.

    I then clamped the pieces together & left it there for a day.  Then, after that, I used some High Heat Mortar Caulking to cover the crack-line. 

    After caulking the seams, I then placed the plate setter into my Egg (250-300* dome temp) for a few hours withOUT adding any food, in order to "cure" the caulk, as well as (hopefully) bake-out any noxious fumes the caulking and/or epoxy would give off. 

    My thoughts on the High Heat Mortar Caulk was that it may help insulate the epoxy from the heat, thus protecting it from chemically breaking down. 

    I've only done 1 cook w/ the plate setter so far after having done this repair, so I can't give feedback on long term, but so far, it's holding up. 

    The link to the High Heat Mortar Caulking is here (you should be able to get it at most hardware stores, if not, then try a fireplace store): 

    http://www.dap.com/product_details.aspx?BrandID=7&SubcatID=2

    HTH,
    Rob
    Don't get set into one form, adapt it and build your own, and let it grow, be like water. Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless — like water. Now you put water in a cup, it becomes the cup... Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend. - Bruce Lee
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  • BigGreenJonBigGreenJon Posts: 45
    edited May 2012
    Thanks for the JB Weld ideas.  I had thought about going that route but was concerned about the chemicals leaching into the ceramic.  
    I'm now wondering what if I use a piece of steel, like a triangle shaped piece, to act as a support across the fire ring.  But would this amplify the heat from the coals seeing as how the metal would radiate the heat?
    Lucky to have a LG Egg My Blog: http://manvsgrill.blogspot.com/
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  • Plate setter does not have lifetime warranty but it does have a three year warranty.

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  • njlnjl Posts: 814
    Wow...so the dome temp gauge only has a 1 year warranty?  Guess I lucked out with the dealer replacing my several year old one.  Makes me want to go back and buy some more stuff.
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  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,926
    Doh!! Did it just break itself or was it dropped? I broke my ceramic top this weekend, totally my fault.

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  • BigGreenJonBigGreenJon Posts: 45
    Doh!! Did it just break itself or was it dropped? I broke my ceramic top this weekend, totally my fault.
    I was placing it in the egg and it bumped the top of the ceramic base.  It wasn't a hard bump, it must have just hit in the sweet spot.
    Lucky to have a LG Egg My Blog: http://manvsgrill.blogspot.com/
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