my fire RING finally cracked in two after about 6 years. i could care less about that though. makes it easier to take out!
but what's disconcerting is the firebox. my original was in about 5 pieces after 3 years. four pieces i could handle, but the fifth chunk was like a frikkin IQ test.
my dealer dropped out of the egg biz, and other dealers are few and far between up here. i was saved by john C. at BGE during the time they were testing some unbreakable fireboxes. sent me an unbreakable one with a new 'recipe' for the ceramic. here's what's weird. the old one broke gradually. two pieces. three, four, etc. And the first crack was a year or so into it.
but the unbreakable one, well, i noticed a single crack maybe last week, after two-three years, and yet this week the thing is in 5 pieces. not the good stable, increased-airflow kind either. but the fallin-over kind.
my original dealer is gone. my new in-town dealer asks "what's a platesetter" when i ask about one for the small (he's also amazed when i buy a bag of charcoal once a month). i hesitate to ask him about a warranty item. so what's the deal? how can i get a replacement firebox under warranty (or can i?). i know it's a lifetime warranty on the guts for the life of the egg. but whattabout the life of my DEALER?
what's shipping cost for those puppies?
...maybe try the JBweld stuff?
ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante