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Broken Firebox

I planned to smoke a Boston Butt on Sunday. When I cleaned my Egg out I discovered that the firebox was broken into 3 pieces. It can easily be fitted back together. Is it possible to glue/cement it back together and have it hold with the intense heat it will be subject to? If so, what do I use? Can use your help and thanks in advance.

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  • Dyal_SCDyal_SC Posts: 4,030
    Yup... I've heard of people using JB Weld
  • flemsterflemster Posts: 262
    Others have reported just using it as is, ie putting the pieces together (no glue) and just letting the weight of the fire ring hold it together. Should work fine while you await your warranty replacement.
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  • DuffDuff Posts: 5
    My Green Egg is probably 10 years old. Would it still be covered under warranty?
  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 7,614
    http://www.biggreenegg.com/support/warranty/
    If you are the original owner, registered it, bought from a BGE dealer, you're golden....
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  • mine is in 3 pieces and the top half comes clean off. ive had the new in the box warranty replacement in my garage for a year. you are fine to cook with it as long as you want and its covered under warranty for life. it makes no difference how many pieces it's in as long as you can reasonably fit it back together. I know Stike's was like a game of tetris and i think naked Whiz said his is in pieces too. Don't sweat it.
    Keeping it Weird in the ATX
  • Duff said:
    I planned to smoke a Boston Butt on Sunday. When I cleaned my Egg out I discovered that the firebox was broken into 3 pieces. It can easily be fitted back together. Is it possible to glue/cement it back together and have it hold with the intense heat it will be subject to? If so, what do I use? Can use your help and thanks in advance.
    Duff, my firebox broke into four pieces about 11 years ago.  I'm still using it.  No need to glue it.  You can get it replaced under warranty if you are the original purchaser and if you have a receipt or registered your cook or have a dealer like mine who can look up every purchase since the dawn of time.
    The Naked Whiz
  • td66snrftd66snrf Posts: 903
    I wouldn't glue it due to the fumes it will give off. If the pieces stay together just cook on it.
    XLBGE, LBGE, MBGE, MINI, 2 Kubs, Fire Magic Gasser
  • DuffDuff Posts: 5
    I may be out of luck. I won the Egg in a raffle at a sanctioned KCBS sanctioned contest in Shannon, Illinois about 8 to 10 years ago. No receipt. No registration, but original owner. If I have to pay for the firebox, so be it.
  • Duff said:
    I may be out of luck. I won the Egg in a raffle at a sanctioned KCBS sanctioned contest in Shannon, Illinois about 8 to 10 years ago. No receipt. No registration, but original owner. If I have to pay for the firebox, so be it.
    In that case, if they won't replace it under warranty, I wouldn't bother.  Once the firebox breaks into pieces, it most likely won't break any further.
    The Naked Whiz
  • I agree with Whiz. No need to replace unless you really want to for some reason. Like I said, mines in 3 pcs and I've had a new one in the box for a year. The cracked one works just fine so I'll save the other for a rainy day. Maybe I'll have a rebuild project in the future or something.
    Keeping it Weird in the ATX
  • revolver1revolver1 Posts: 372
    My Lg and Mini both have cracks but not seperated yet, been that way for a long time.   
    Dan, Columbia,Mo.
  • Drewdlc17Drewdlc17 Posts: 124
    Green Egg should cover it still. Go to a dealer and they can fill out a warranty form. You will need pictures of your fire box. They should replace it.
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