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Egg Refurb is finished (finally)

Bulldog MomBulldog Mom Posts: 242
edited 2:04PM in EggHead Forum
So, you may remember I bought a gently used small egg off Craigslist for my dad's fathers day gift.

It needed some "love..."
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Well, after several weeks of picking up backordered parts and cleaning up this egg, we proudly gave it to my dad today.

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I just hope my dad likes it as much as I was proud to give it to him.

Hey Sparky - thanks for nice new handle!!!
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  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,406
    Nice gift Judi!!
    Molly
    Colorado Springs
    "Loney Queen"
    "Respect your fellow human being, treat them fairly, disagree with them honestly, enjoy their friendship, explore your thoughts about one another candidly, work together for a common goal and help one another achieve it."
    Bill Bradley; American hall of fame basketball player, Rhodes scholar, former U.S. Senator from New Jersey
    LBGE, MBGE, SBGE , MiniBGE and a Mini Mini BGE
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  • Looks like new, nice gift.

    Go Bucks!
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  • can I adopt you??
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  • WessBWessB Posts: 6,937
    Very cool.....teach him how to use it, if he needs that...share the helpful websites with him...my kids want to take my eggs..not give me one..LOL
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  • FluffybFluffyb Posts: 1,815
    Awesome gift Judi. You have a lot to live up to next year!
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  • RipnemRipnem Posts: 5,511
    Splendid job Judy ;) making eggheads feels good, but the way you've done it is over the top.
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  • Capt FrankCapt Frank Posts: 2,578
    Very nice job Judi, you are a good daughter! :cheer:

    Capt Frank
    Homosassa, FL
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  • elzbthelzbth Posts: 2,075
    Your dad is a lucky man! I can only imagine the special times you will share egging together. A great gift indeed.
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  • Kewel - Eggcelent gift
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  • EggsakleyEggsakley Posts: 1,014
    Very nice refurb. I'm sure he will love it. You have done yourself proud. :)
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  • Hawg FanHawg Fan Posts: 833
    Great job. I know that a lot of labor and love was put into that Egg and I'm sure that your dad really appreciated the gift.

    Any road will take you there if you don't know where you're going.

    Terry

    Tulsa, OK
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  • Very Thoughtful Gift
    BGE'er since 1996 Large BGE 1996, Small BGE 1996, Mini BGE 1997
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  • BacchusBacchus Posts: 6,019
    Great job, looks perfect. Would you do it again or just buy a newer one? How hard was the lower vent to replace?
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  • "Sparky""Sparky" Posts: 6,024
    Looks great Judi,nice job!!!!He is a lucky man to have such a caring daughter ;) Now you get to teach him how to use it :)
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  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    Great job Judi. Nice looking egg. ;) Tim
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  • Bulldog MomBulldog Mom Posts: 242
    Bacchus -

    Would I do it again? It depends on how much needs to be fixed.

    We got this egg for $175. I guess I didn't expect the replacement parts would be as expensive as they were.

    All told, we spent about $500 for the egg, replacement parts and several (n"egg"essary) eggcessories (nest, grill gripper, firestarters, place setter, and heavy duty cover), which for new we probably would have spent close to $700. But in hindsight it took us more than 2 months to get all the replacement items in. SO, his Father's Day present was delivered 6 weeks late. :whistle: :pinch: :angry:

    Replacing the firedoor was pretty easy...we had to pry off the old door, but the SS door fit perfectly . Just need a bead of clear caulk around it for the finishing touch.
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  • BacchusBacchus Posts: 6,019
    Well I'm sure he won't mind it being a little late, and will certainly appreciate all the elbow grease put into it.
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  • ViennaJackViennaJack Posts: 357
    Beautiful. A couple of years ago I was given an older Large BGE as thanks for doing a demo cook. Old style rusted shut lower vent, daisy wheel, bands and hinge but truly a thing of beauty after a cleaning burn, new gasket and new lower vent. Took a little bit of work and money but the result was worth it.
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