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XL Hairline Crack in Base

I've had it for about 16 months and I just noticed a hirline crack that runs from the front all of the way to the back.  Is this someting to worry about?  I bought it new so I don't think that the warranty would be in question.

A northern Colorado Egghead since 2012!

XL and a Small BGE.

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  • Mine has a large crack through most of the bottom of my xl. I'm cooking a brisket in it right meow. 
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
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    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
  • QDudeQDude Posts: 636
    That is what mine looks like.

    A northern Colorado Egghead since 2012!

    XL and a Small BGE.

  • Hokie_SmokerHokie_Smoker Posts: 619
    edited November 2013
    Mine has a large crack through most of the bottom of my xl. I'm cooking a brisket in it right meow. 

    I'm sorry did you just say meow?

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    Johnson, Navin R... Sounds like a typical bastard.

     

    Belmont, NC

  • LitLit Posts: 5,728
    Yes that's an issue. Take a picture and bring it to your dealer you will get a new base. The crack will get bigger and with high heat cooks the crack widens. Mine got to the point where ash would fall through
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 9,726

    I was waiting til I get the new LBGE base (warranty coverage approved and on the next regularly scheduled delivery to my dealer) before posting the story but you have moved the topic to the fore-front.  Short story-as @Lit says-took a couple of pics-called the dealer, sent them the pics and then a pdf of the receipt and all should be good. (Base is in the mail so to speak...)

     

    Louisville;  L & S BGEs 
    Pit Barrel Cooker
    ABC- 
  • JRWhiteeJRWhitee Posts: 3,010
    Yes like @LIt says it is an issue, ash fell through my crack and started my table on fire. Sent this pic to my dealer and had a new base if 5 days.
                                                                        
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    Large BGE 2006, Mini Max 2014
    Green Man Group cooking team.
    Johns Creek, Georgia
  • BOWHUNRBOWHUNR Posts: 1,479
    My first large purchased in 2010 has had a crack in the base for two years.  I have the new base but have just been too lazy to install a Rutland and switch it out.  The only bad thing is that it leaks when I'm doing brisket or pork butt and makes a mess.

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    Mike

    I'm ashamed what I did for a Klondike Bar!!

    Omaha, NE
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