Ok, so here's my sob story: I finally bought my first egg a couple of weeks ago. This past weekend I had the egg out, sitting on the concrete patio, getting ready to set it down into the table I had built for it. I lifted the lid and took out the firebox and ring to make it a little lighter to life and as I turned to softly set down the fire ring, a big gust of wind came and, with the lid open, was enough to cause the egg to tip over. I turned back around and tipped the egg back to a standing position and saw a hairline crack running most of the vertical length of the base (was visible both inside and out) and another hairline crack running vertically along most of the vertical length of the dome (not visible on the outside, though).
It was horrible. I feel ashamed and sickened even admitting the travesty that befell my house this past weekend.
So, I know the warranty doesn't cover operator stupidity. And, dang it, I simply can't lie to 'em to try to get a replacement (though that has been the advice of most of my 'friends')
I figure I can still cook with it, but will a small crack like this quickly become a bigger crack?
And, I know, from what I can tell through hours spent googling 'how to fix broken big green egg' JB Weld is the fixit for broken eggs, but most of the discussions/photos I've seen involve eggs that have huge cracks (or chunks that have fallen off).
Have attached some pictures. The crack on the outside of the base is tough to see in the picture (kinda tough to see in real life, too)