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Bad day...

I was doing some burgers this weekend and all of a sudden I hear a "pop". After reading some other posts on here my fears were confirmed. It looks like a surface crack but nonetheless I am upset. I'm thinking I'll try some hi temp epoxy and see what happens. I bought this off of CL 2 years ago and I have a lot of extras for it, so I'm hoping this will delay the inevitable. image
LG BGE, plate setter, highQ grate, Ceramic Grill Works 2 Tier rack, Smokeware SS vent cap, BBQ GURU Party Q, super fast Ravens purple Thermapen and Maverick ET-732
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  • JeremiahJeremiah Posts: 3,679
    Ouch. I'd look into a replacement ASAP. $-)
    Slumming it in Aiken, SC. 
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,980
    That isn't a surface crack. If you clean the egg out and vacuum it you will see it on the inside too.

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • Monty77Monty77 Posts: 619
    That is a bad day, I feel for ya!  On another note, good looking dog in the background, is that a golden retriever?  
    Large BGE 2011, XL BGE 2015, Mini Max 2015, Digi Q DX2, and member of the "North of the Border Smokin Squad" Canadian Outdoor Chef from London, Ontario, Canada

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/monty77/
  • grege345grege345 Posts: 3,515
    Oh snap! Your right. That is a good lookin dog.
    LBGE& SBGE———————————————•———————– Pennsylvania / poconos

  • CambenCamben Posts: 24
    Yep, that's a Golden. I'm trying to put off the cleaning because I'm afraid of what I might find. I guess I'll burn her till she breaks apart. Keep your eyes posted... Might be some eggcesories available real soon :(
    LG BGE, plate setter, highQ grate, Ceramic Grill Works 2 Tier rack, Smokeware SS vent cap, BBQ GURU Party Q, super fast Ravens purple Thermapen and Maverick ET-732
  • Camben said:
    Yep, that's a Golden. I'm trying to put off the cleaning because I'm afraid of what I might find. I guess I'll burn her till she breaks apart. Keep your eyes posted... Might be some eggcesories available real soon :(
    This should be covered by the warranty.
    Lg Egg - Asheville, NC
  • grege345grege345 Posts: 3,515
    There has to be a way to bond it some how. At least seal the crack right? Be careful
    LBGE& SBGE———————————————•———————– Pennsylvania / poconos

  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 5,388
    edited May 2014
    This should be covered by the warranty. 
    unfortunately no warranty since he bought it off CL.
    canuckland
  • hapsterhapster Posts: 7,420
    I cooked with a crack like that for almost a year... Keep it under 500 and in the nest and just egg on. By a base at some point and change it out when you need a new gasket(something else I cooked lacking for almost a year LOL)

    The base is probably equal or cheaper than all of your accessories.
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 12,546
    Call about getting a base. It should be under 200. The other option is post on Craigslist that you need a new one, they tend to pop up all the time in certain areas.
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,980
    hapster said:
    I cooked with a crack like that for almost a year... Keep it under 500 and in the nest and just egg on. By a base at some point and change it out when you need a new gasket(something else I cooked lacking for almost a year LOL) The base is probably equal or cheaper than all of your accessories.
    And put a fire resistant mat under it if it's on a flammable surface. It looks like a mini and there have been a few instances of the whole bottom dropping out.

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • TerrebanditTerrebandit Posts: 1,623
    The dog knows that you're upset.
    Dave - Austin, TX
  • CambenCamben Posts: 24
    The dog knows that you're upset.
    Lol, yeah I guess I checked out for second. Words were flying!

    LG BGE, plate setter, highQ grate, Ceramic Grill Works 2 Tier rack, Smokeware SS vent cap, BBQ GURU Party Q, super fast Ravens purple Thermapen and Maverick ET-732
  • CambenCamben Posts: 24
    Never thought about buying just the base. I will check into that since I really like my egg. In the mean time I will use the egg for smoking and my Weber for grilling. The only thing that I can think that might have caused this is that after I fired it up I moved it to a different spot on my patio. ????
    LG BGE, plate setter, highQ grate, Ceramic Grill Works 2 Tier rack, Smokeware SS vent cap, BBQ GURU Party Q, super fast Ravens purple Thermapen and Maverick ET-732
  • plumbfir01plumbfir01 Posts: 718
    Where you live @Camben‌
    Beaufort, SC
  • yzziyzzi Posts: 1,793
    I've got a crack just like that in mine. I still have the replacement in my garage. Cracked base hasn't made a difference at all yet.
    Dunedin, FL
  • CambenCamben Posts: 24
    Where you live @Camben‌

    I live in southern PA
    LG BGE, plate setter, highQ grate, Ceramic Grill Works 2 Tier rack, Smokeware SS vent cap, BBQ GURU Party Q, super fast Ravens purple Thermapen and Maverick ET-732
  • CambenCamben Posts: 24
    edited May 2014
    yzzi said:
    I've got a crack just like that in mine. I still have the replacement in my garage. Cracked base hasn't made a difference at all yet.
    </blockquote That's good to hear. I got some JB Weld and applied it to the egg today. I'm thinking of getting some PC 11 and covering a greater area underneath the egg for extra strength. I called the local dealer and he wanted around $500 for the bottom. At that price for a bottom I'll invest in something else or just try and get a used Smokey Mountain.
    LG BGE, plate setter, highQ grate, Ceramic Grill Works 2 Tier rack, Smokeware SS vent cap, BBQ GURU Party Q, super fast Ravens purple Thermapen and Maverick ET-732
  • horsefleshhorseflesh Posts: 204
    yzzi said:
    I've got a crack just like that in mine. I still have the replacement in my garage. Cracked base hasn't made a difference at all yet.
    I cooked with much worse cracks than that for a couple of years. I have the warranty parts, have not bothered to use them yet. I cook at any temperature I please including clean burns. 



  • The Naked WhizThe Naked Whiz Posts: 7,780
    I've had 2 bases crack like that over the years, which is why I think the warranty is worth something.....
    The Naked Whiz
  • Miked125Miked125 Posts: 342
    Man that sucks.
  • CambenCamben Posts: 24
    Since I spent less than $100 of Craigslist 2 years ago I can't complain. They want $500 for the base( insane). I still have my trusty Weber and I might look at a Humphrey's. In the mean time I have it epoxyed up and run her till she gives up.
    LG BGE, plate setter, highQ grate, Ceramic Grill Works 2 Tier rack, Smokeware SS vent cap, BBQ GURU Party Q, super fast Ravens purple Thermapen and Maverick ET-732
  • misumisu Posts: 213
    buy one of these and put it under the fire box just in case


  • CambenCamben Posts: 24
    misu said:
    buy one of these and put it under the fire box just in case



    that's a great idea! Will look into it. Thanks
    LG BGE, plate setter, highQ grate, Ceramic Grill Works 2 Tier rack, Smokeware SS vent cap, BBQ GURU Party Q, super fast Ravens purple Thermapen and Maverick ET-732
  • CambenCamben Posts: 24
    Just to give everyone an update on what happened a few years ago.  I took a lot of your advice and wanted to let you guys know that the egg is still chugging along.  I purchased a 13" pizza stone to act as a heat shield and I'm only using the egg for smoking purposes.  I try not to get it above 400 deg.  I used a combination of hi temp JB Weld and PC 11 and it seems to be holding.  So, if this unfortunate situation happens to your egg you may get lucky and by some time as I'm sure it will fail at some point.  Thanks again for all your help and input.
    LG BGE, plate setter, highQ grate, Ceramic Grill Works 2 Tier rack, Smokeware SS vent cap, BBQ GURU Party Q, super fast Ravens purple Thermapen and Maverick ET-732
  • SammiSammi Posts: 446
    ^^^^ Points for adapting and carrying on. 
    Sudbury, Ontario
  • XLentEGGXLentEGG Posts: 402
    i'm waiting on a new XL base right now for the exact same crack......
    More meat please !! :-)
  • WeberWhoWeberWho Posts: 3,666
    Thanks for the update. Glad to hear better times were ahead 
  • onedbguruonedbguru Posts: 1,060
    hapster said:
    I cooked with a crack like that for almost a year... Keep it under 500 and in the nest and just egg on. By a base at some point and change it out when you need a new gasket(something else I cooked lacking for almost a year LOL) The base is probably equal or cheaper than all of your accessories.
    And put a fire resistant mat under it if it's on a flammable surface. It looks like a mini and there have been a few instances of the whole bottom dropping out.
    Hardi-Backer board (cement wall board 3'x5'? used for bath/backsplash tiling) works great a fire resistant mat.  I had one under my XL when I had it on a wooden deck.
  • Ladeback69Ladeback69 Posts: 3,834
    Camben said:
    Just to give everyone an update on what happened a few years ago.  I took a lot of your advice and wanted to let you guys know that the egg is still chugging along.  I purchased a 13" pizza stone to act as a heat shield and I'm only using the egg for smoking purposes.  I try not to get it above 400 deg.  I used a combination of hi temp JB Weld and PC 11 and it seems to be holding.  So, if this unfortunate situation happens to your egg you may get lucky and by some time as I'm sure it will fail at some point.  Thanks again for all your help and input.
    Great to hear you could save it with JB Weld.  My first PS is cracked in half and my second one that I have only been using for about 6 months or so has a crack in it.  I am going to try some JB Weld on the first one and see if it works.  I may get an AR with a Woo2 for XL or a CI PS.  Thanks for the update.
    XL, WSM, Little Kahuna, Coleman RoadTrip Gas Grill

    Kansas City, Mo.
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