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EMERGENCY: About to do a cook an platesetter broke....what to do?

Any suggestions as to what I can do?  RIbs need to get on real soon.
When was the last time you did something for the first time? - Zick Boulder, CO
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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 10,984
    How did it break(as in location of break, not the way it broke, I. E. You dropped it)? Pics?
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  • Try to find a replacement heat shield. Maybe a CI skillet?
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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 10,984
    If it was just an arm, you may be able to prop up that side with a tin can on the fire ring.
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  • MayberryMayberry Posts: 460
    If possible, wrap the platesetter in foil so that it'll stay together for one more cook. Or,if you have a spare grate, put the grate on top of the fire ring, piece together the platesetter on top of the grate, and use the 2nd grate on top of the platesetter. I hope that makes sense.
    Athens, GA
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 13,666
    Round pizza pan, or aluminum foil.  You just need to shade the food from the direct heat of the fire.
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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 10,984

    Round pizza pan, or aluminum foil.  You just need to shade the food from the direct heat of the fire.

    Wrap the grid in AF and elevate it up off the fire ring.
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 13,966
    If you have any metal, way to cut... Make a bridge to set the ps on.
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  • yzziyzzi Posts: 1,793
    Sacrifice a pizza stone
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  • ZickZick Posts: 171
    you guys are awesome!  thanks for the prompt response.  I was going to use the pizza stone but found 1 xl plate setter only 10 miles away.  Ouch....$119, very unsatisfying purchase.  Has anyone had any luck getting them replaced from BGE?  I always saw a pin hair crack going through it but never returned it.  It literally just had a mild tap when placing some wood in.  Cracked right in half.  Thanks again all.  What a great community we have here.

    Jason
    When was the last time you did something for the first time? - Zick Boulder, CO
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 13,666
    Our plate setter broke about 3 months after we bought it.  They replaced it, no questions asked.
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  • jaydub58jaydub58 Posts: 1,458
    Absolutely!  Check with your dealer; give him a chance to do his job.
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  • CAT SellerCAT Seller Posts: 205
    I "think" the plate setter carries a 1 year warranty from purchase date, but it is worth a shot.
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  • R2Egg2QR2Egg2Q Posts: 1,652
    From the BGE warranty page (http://www.biggreenegg.com/support/warranty/):
    2. OTHER CERAMIC PRODUCTS: The Big Green Egg brand of Plate Setter and Ceramic Pizza/Baking Stones carry a Limited Three (3) Year Warranty to the original purchaser. These ceramic components are not covered for breakage from dropping, misuse or abuse.
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  • BYS1981BYS1981 Posts: 1,821
    they replaced mine no problem.
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  • ZickZick Posts: 171
    Thanks. Going to give it a try and return.
    When was the last time you did something for the first time? - Zick Boulder, CO
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  • demodemo Posts: 145
    I saw this posted once, and wrote it down.  The guy said it can be fixed with Omega-600 High Temp. Cement.  Good luck.
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  • I know this post is not new but I broke a leg off of a platesetter a while back and cut the other two off with an angle grinder. Makes a perfect indirect piece for the adjustable rig.

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • JeremiahJeremiah Posts: 2,179

    I know this post is not new but I broke a leg off of a platesetter a while back and cut the other two off with an angle grinder. Makes a perfect indirect piece for the adjustable rig.

    I'm really glad you mentioned this. I've been wondering whether I could make my own platesetter-- someone on here made a raised grid with a weber grid and four four inch bolts and washers. I was wondering if I could do that and add a 14" pizza stone??

    Slumming it in Aiken, SC. 
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