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Nooooooo! Cracked!

I fired up the egg tonight to do 3 butts for my kids theatre class and I noticed a bunch of smoke pouring out the side. I have a 14 inch crack with smoke pouring out that is new today. Did all the brined stuff yesterday then did a clean burn. Guess that cracked it. Don't have my original receipt and live 1200 miles from where I bought it. Time to beg for leniency!

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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 24,915
    Duude...that sucks.  What temp did you hit with the clean burn?

    I hope the mothership covers it.
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  • Duude...that sucks.  What temp did you hit with the clean burn?

    I hope the mothership covers it.
    It wasn't even that high. Like 600. It was the end of a load of lump that I wanted to burn off so I could start fresh tonight for the butts.

    Crazy. I cooked on it all day yesterday and it was not there
    Keeping it Weird in the ATX
    2 Large BGE &1 MiniMax BGE
    1- Large BGE
    1 Karubecue C60 (aka-"The Dishwasher")
    Roccbox-Blackstone 36
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  • lakewadelakewade Posts: 382
    edited October 2012
    Time to buy an XL!

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  • doubledouble Posts: 1,214
    Ouch ! Duct tape for the cook? I shall have another drink in your eggs honor...
    Lynnwood WA
  • lakewadelakewade Posts: 382
    CT:  One thought...the temperature has dropped like crazy in the last few days - like 35 degrees...wonder if that affected it? 

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  • brewbqbrewbq Posts: 52
    *plays taps*  That is awful.  Did you register your egg with the big guys when you bought it?  I just got mine this summer and the dealer registered the purchase with BGE on the spot.  I also registered once I got home, but I'm pretty sure the ceramics are warrantied for life.  Good luck man.  I'd love to hear how this goes for you.
  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,966
    That sucks...surely they'll work with you.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 24,915

    Duude...that sucks.  What temp did you hit with the clean burn?

    I hope the mothership covers it.
    It wasn't even that high. Like 600. It was the end of a load of lump that I wanted to burn off so I could start fresh tonight for the butts.

    Crazy. I cooked on it all day yesterday and it was not there
    600?!  It was barely warmed up. 

    It's a defective casting.
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    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • lakewade said:
    CT:  One thought...the temperature has dropped like crazy in the last few days - like 35 degrees...wonder if that affected it? 
    Well, do you remember the time we had to build a fire in the bottom just to melt the ice that had frozen it shut when I lived in WI? It's been outside for 8 years in the TX heat and WI cold. I guess it finally had enough. They should cover it. Hope so.
    Keeping it Weird in the ATX
    2 Large BGE &1 MiniMax BGE
    1- Large BGE
    1 Karubecue C60 (aka-"The Dishwasher")
    Roccbox-Blackstone 36
    More accessories than TFJ knows about and one more purchase from mandatory counciling
  • brewbq said:
    *plays taps*  That is awful.  Did you register your egg with the big guys when you bought it?  I just got mine this summer and the dealer registered the purchase with BGE on the spot.  I also registered once I got home, but I'm pretty sure the ceramics are warrantied for life.  Good luck man.  I'd love to hear how this goes for you.
    Think so. It's been 9 years. I know it's under warranty. I still know the guy I bought it from and he's still in biz. I'm sure I can get it worked out. Just surprised the hell out of me.
    Keeping it Weird in the ATX
    2 Large BGE &1 MiniMax BGE
    1- Large BGE
    1 Karubecue C60 (aka-"The Dishwasher")
    Roccbox-Blackstone 36
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  • cazzycazzy Posts: 9,043
    edited October 2012
    Sorry cen!  Sucky stuff right here but I think you'll be okay.  Hopefully you have some left overs so you don't have to do the unimaginable...get take out chicken.  :-&
    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ....
  • brewbqbrewbq Posts: 52

    600?!  It was barely warmed up. 

    It's a defective casting.
    There are so many times where I've been heating mine up to do a sear and (due to either over-imbibing or just plain stupidity on my part) once I realized that I'd let things go too long without checking I'd find the dome temp to be only 150-200.  Then I'd realize that the thermo had taken a complete loop and it was in the 900-1100 range.  If I didn't break mine doing that (and I'm ashamed to say it has happened a few times) then 600 should have been nothing.  Additionally, I'm CERTAIN that you've brought it up that high before.  How fast did you get it to that temp and what was the outside temp?
  • That sucks CT!  I hope you get a replacement REAL soon.  I gotta say though, in a sad way, that's a pretty cool picture.

  • Duude...that sucks.  What temp did you hit with the clean burn?

    I hope the mothership covers it.
    It wasn't even that high. Like 600. It was the end of a load of lump that I wanted to burn off so I could start fresh tonight for the butts.

    Crazy. I cooked on it all day yesterday and it was not there
    600?!  It was barely warmed up. 

    It's a defective casting.
    it's 9 years old
    Keeping it Weird in the ATX
    2 Large BGE &1 MiniMax BGE
    1- Large BGE
    1 Karubecue C60 (aka-"The Dishwasher")
    Roccbox-Blackstone 36
    More accessories than TFJ knows about and one more purchase from mandatory counciling
  • brewbq said:

    600?!  It was barely warmed up. 

    It's a defective casting.
    There are so many times where I've been heating mine up to do a sear and (due to either over-imbibing or just plain stupidity on my part) once I realized that I'd let things go too long without checking I'd find the dome temp to be only 150-200.  Then I'd realize that the thermo had taken a complete loop and it was in the 900-1100 range.  If I didn't break mine doing that (and I'm ashamed to say it has happened a few times) then 600 should have been nothing.  Additionally, I'm CERTAIN that you've brought it up that high before.  How fast did you get it to that temp and what was the outside temp?
    I've had it way hotter dozens of times. 
    cazzy said:
    Sorry cen!  Sucky stuff right here but I think you'll be okay.  Hopefully you have some left overs so you don't have to do the unimaginable...get take out chicken.  :-&
    butts are still chugging along. I'm cooking on it
    Keeping it Weird in the ATX
    2 Large BGE &1 MiniMax BGE
    1- Large BGE
    1 Karubecue C60 (aka-"The Dishwasher")
    Roccbox-Blackstone 36
    More accessories than TFJ knows about and one more purchase from mandatory counciling
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 24,915
    A Boeing 747SR air frame has a design life of 52,000 flights.  If it fails under normal use after half that, it's probably because it has a defect.  The BGE warranty is lifetime (original owner, no abnormal use) because a defect can take a while before it results in failure. 
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    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 24,915
    edited October 2012
    Then again, the way C-T uses his egg, maybe the BGE engineers underestimated how "flights" our eggs get. :D
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    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.  Love me or hate me, I am forum Marmite.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr, Akorn Jr, smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.  Registered republican.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,528
    I love the fact that the crack hasn't interrupted the cook.  Way to go!
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  • R2Egg2QR2Egg2Q Posts: 1,750
    Ouch, that sux. Hope you don't have any problems getting a warranty replacement.
    XL, Large, Small, Mini Eggs, Humphrey's Weekender, Superior Smokers SS-Two, MAK 1-Star General, Hasty Bake Gourmet, Santa Maria Grill, UDS (Darth Maul), Thai Charcoal cooker, Webers: 18.5" WSM, 22.5" OTG, 22.5" Kettle Premium, WGA Charcoal, Summit S-620 NG

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  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 5,001
    Dang. That sucks.

    I bet it doesn't really matter. My PS has had a huge crack in it for about 6 months and is still going strong.

    Good luck buddy.
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
  • Really hope that's covered for you ! It sucks it happened but would really suck if they don't cover it !!!
    Ova B.
    Fulton MO
  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 9,721
    Sorry to hear about that CT. Glad u are still cookin! Surely they will cover it. I could be mistaken, but I think it is only recently they stated you need a receipt in the warranty agreement. The warranty agreement that came in the owners manual of my egg just states you need to provide name, address of dealer and date of purchase.


    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

  • bigphilbigphil Posts: 1,390
    that stinks Cen-Tex am sure BGE will take care of you . glad to see it didn't stop your cook , and JBweld is a great product to use should you wanna seal the crack 
    Large Big Green Egg , XL Big Green Egg . BBQ Guru, Weber Kettle, Weber Q grill for road trips.
  • C-T  That just ...... (i was going to say blows, but that would be a bad pun) 
    Do you have either the CD or the other paperwork (the booklet) that came with egg you can use to prove purchase? You could call Bob over a BBQ outfitters and talk with him about getting replacement.
    Good luck
    Large, small and mini now in Rowlett Tx
  • jlsmjlsm Posts: 976
    I'm going to bet this turns out fine with BGE, C-T. It might be a hassle but it will be fine. Do you have a dealer near you? I'm sure BGE won't insist on dealing with the original outlet. 
    *******
    Owner of a large and a beloved mini in Philadelphia
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,780
    Are you kidding? You are kind of a big deal around here. They won't  mess with you.

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 22,115
    been there twice and both times covered with no paperwork other than telling the dealer it was registered with bge and i was the origional buyer.  when the base cracks it just seems to go without any defects showing and no real explanation, one of mine went during a 325 turkey cook and another looked like waterdamage and freezing temps
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 14,859

    Dang the bad luck-I'm sure you can fast-talk your way to a warranty replacement but it may take a bit of work. 

    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.
  • lakewadelakewade Posts: 382
    Well, do you remember the time we had to build a fire in the bottom just to melt the ice that had frozen it shut when I lived in WI? It's been outside for 8 years in the TX heat and WI cold. I guess it finally had enough. They should cover it. Hope so.
    Good point. I am surprised it lasted this long under your care.

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  • lakewade said:
    Well, do you remember the time we had to build a fire in the bottom just to melt the ice that had frozen it shut when I lived in WI? It's been outside for 8 years in the TX heat and WI cold. I guess it finally had enough. They should cover it. Hope so.
    Good point. I am surprised it lasted this long under your care.
    I am not easy to live with under the best of circumstances
    Keeping it Weird in the ATX
    2 Large BGE &1 MiniMax BGE
    1- Large BGE
    1 Karubecue C60 (aka-"The Dishwasher")
    Roccbox-Blackstone 36
    More accessories than TFJ knows about and one more purchase from mandatory counciling
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