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cracked egg base

fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 22,980
edited March 2012 in EggHead Forum
ive seen egg bases crack before, but nothing like this. it wasnt dropped or anything like that, its been stationary for the last 8 years, never moved



  • paulheelspaulheels Posts: 457
    Dang that's no good!

    Paul Go there. I write it.
  • shaw988shaw988 Posts: 41
    Yikes! I had a similar issue. Luckily, I live here in Atlanta and the BGE Corporate office is nearby. They were very happy to help swap out the base.  Of course no labor.  I took the opportunity while I had the lid off to replace my gasket, went with the hight temp. No better time than when the lid has to come off. 
    You will quickly become an expert in removing and re-installing the lid. 
    It's a great feeling though, to have a new base and a fresh gasket. 
    Feel free to write if you need any tips on replacing the gasket. 

    XL and Mini Max. Lawrenceville, GA
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 22,980
    wish bge had a headquarters location up here, i see problems getting this taken care of. this is the first egg ive seen that had water damage, i wouldnt have thought the exterior was so porous
  • eggoeggo Posts: 492
    Pls let us know how this is resolved.
    Eggo in N. MS
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    fish... the distributor is Tarentin Tank.  i emailed them directly, because the Stive Shoppe no longer sells BGEs.  They took care of it pronto.

    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • I've got a 9 yr old large that cracked in 3 directions starting at the bottom recently that is being replaced. Just like yours it never moved from it's original location the entire time. And that one still has the factory gasket and was rarely over 600 degrees since I do my hi temp cooks on my medium.
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