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A new addition to my family

deenetdeenet Posts: 11
edited October 2012 in EggHead Forum
I just recently acquired an egg from my father who rarely used his. It had mold so I fired it up to about 700 degrees for 45 minutes and it is now cleaned out. It has the following issues:
  • The draft door is rusting away.
  • The felt seal is shot
  • The fire grate is cracked in half.
  • It needs a better nest
As far as the draft door - there is a dealer nearby that can order a new stainless steel one for me. My only concern is that I don't know how old this egg is and I hear that the older eggs have different draft doors. Any info on the draft door would be greatly appreciated.
I am going to replace the felt seal; does anyone have any recommendations on the best one?
I am going to purchase an iron fire
I also am going to purchase a plate setter.
Finally, I am putting together a design for a table 
I also received the feet and I know those are rare...

Deene - DFW


  • deenetdeenet Posts: 11
    Sorry for the typo:
    I am going to purchase a cast iron fire grate.
  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 8,347
    Welcome to the zoo,
    Before you order a new cast iron grate, check out High-Que, you can get a Nomex gasket and stainless high flow grate with free shipping. I think the SS grate is not too much more than a cast iron BGE grate, and in my experience, MBGE, low and slow temps much easier to control. 

    Sorry can't help with the lower vent replacement.

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  • U_tardedU_tarded Posts: 1,557
    I went Rutland after I blew my gasket. Only put it on the bottom, with the Permatex copper adhesive. Cost $12 with shipping from Wouldn't think twice about doing it again. As far as the rest tons of info out there. has info and reviews on nearly every item you should need for ceramic cookers.
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 26,620
    There are a lot of people that have old cast iron fire grates out there they don't use anymore, like me, that upgraded to the Hi-Q grate.  
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  • ccpoulin1ccpoulin1 Posts: 390
    I bought a craycort that I absolutely love. It is modular so you can switch out the sections. It is a bit of a pain to keep clean though.....

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