Big Green Egg - EGGhead Forum - The Ultimate Cooking Experience...
Welcome to the EGGhead Forum - a great place to visit and packed with tips and EGGspert advice! You can also join the conversation and get more information and amazing kamado recipes by following Big Green Egg at:

Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Instagram  |  Pinterest  |  Youtube  |  Vimeo
Share your photos by tagging us and using the hashtag #EGGhead4Life.


In Atlanta? Come visit Big Green Egg headquarters, including our retail showroom, the History of the EGG Museum and Culinary Center!  3786 DeKalb Technology Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30340.

Egg restoration project

sloveladslovelad Posts: 1,715
edited July 2017 in EggHead Forum
this is the project that I am doing for my father in law. 

This is will be a really fun project for me, and I'm going to stretch it out over he next few months and give as a gift for Christmas.

i got the egg and table on Craigslist for $100 (it was handed down to the son who never used it.)

some initial thoughts.

   - it was crusty that I had to pry out the fire ring with a flat head

   - was going to ditch the table, but it's structurally sound so I'm going to refinish it and possibly add a piece of granite that I have.

    - ceramics are in ok shape, they are very dull (any thoughts on how to polish would be appreciated, I want to bring out some shine)

- I added a new Rutland gasket that I was suppose to install on my large egg but never got around to it.

the only issue with the ceramic I noticed this crack On the dome (I have the piece that feel out, so I may just add another Rutland gasket to the top dome for looks, even thought I know its not recommended)



Here re is what I am staring with, after i removed he rusted out lower vent (it's covered with heavy duty oven cleaner)





After a clean burn (and installed a Rutland gasket)




I



Above is a a sample of what I did with the cleaner, this stuff is incredible.

will post more pictures along the way.

*** as a side note, this stuff also does wonders for smokeware cap, which took about 2 minutes***

Comments

  • RRPRRP Posts: 22,058
    you have a PM.
    L, M, S, &  Mini
    And oh yes...also a 17" BlackStone gas fired griddle! 
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
    Re- gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time!
  • BrasonBrason Posts: 287
    What a fun project and a cool gift.
    Cheers,

    Jason

    Orange County- CA
  • EggNorthEggNorth Posts: 1,126
    Great project, keep the pictures coming on the progress .. interested on how it will turn out.
    Dave
    Cambridge, Ontario - Canada
    LBGE (2010), Mini Max (2015)
  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 16,941
    Very cool man
    LBGE 2013 & MM 2014
    Die Hard HUSKER & BRONCO FAN
    Flying Low & Slow in "Da Burg" FL
  • GrillSgtGrillSgt Posts: 1,739
    I'm sure some on here will know the best way to restore the shine but the first thing that came to mind was a headlight restoration kit. Keep us informed. 
    Woodford & Barren Co. KY

    LBGE, XLBGE, 2 Weber Genesis, Weber 22" kettle

    I’d kill for a Nobel Peace Prize

  • sloveladslovelad Posts: 1,715
    GrillSgt said:
    I'm sure some on here will know the best way to restore the shine but the first thing that came to mind was a headlight restoration kit. Keep us informed. 
    Great minds think alike. First off, that oven cleaner did miracles for the grease.

    i have one of those headlight kits, which is basically just high grit sand paper and buffing compound. I'm going to try it out. 
  • thetrimthetrim Posts: 5,710
     Great project!  Nice work!!!
    =======================================
    XL 6/06, Mini 6/12, L 10/12, Mini #2 12/14 MiniMax 3/16
    Tampa Bay, FL
    EIB 6 Oct 95
  • FockerFocker Posts: 8,293
    Strong work, keep the progress pics coming.
    Brandon
    Quad Cities
    "If yer gonna denigrate, familiarity with the subject is helpful."

  • sloveladslovelad Posts: 1,715
    Did some more work yesterday evening on it for a couple hours. Cleaned the egg completely after taking it all apart.

    also got started on the table, sanded and first coat of stain on it. Coming along nicely. 

    First picture shows how well the oven cleaner works on the built up gunk (the whole egg looked like the left side)





  • BrasonBrason Posts: 287
    Looking great.
    Cheers,

    Jason

    Orange County- CA
  • cookingdude555cookingdude555 Posts: 1,509
    cool project, thanks for sharing.  bookmarking this one for updates.

    John - SLC, UT

    2 XLs, Medium, MM, and Mini

  • RRPRRP Posts: 22,058
    slovelad said:


    Coming along! Sitting on wood blocks now, but working I getting something permanent.
    Cool! - glad to see you re-surface as you have been MIA for a long time! Senior  members of that law firm you joined being nasty to the "new kid"? 
    L, M, S, &  Mini
    And oh yes...also a 17" BlackStone gas fired griddle! 
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
    Re- gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time!
  • Well, that's amazing.

    Rob

    Columbus, Ohio

  • GrillSgtGrillSgt Posts: 1,739
    Great job. 
    Woodford & Barren Co. KY

    LBGE, XLBGE, 2 Weber Genesis, Weber 22" kettle

    I’d kill for a Nobel Peace Prize

  • sloveladslovelad Posts: 1,715
    Also, in the background of that picture you will see this old grill... so it’s an upgrade to say the least 

  • Wow. Great job. It all looks brand new. With respect to your much earlier question about bringing out the shine of an Egg, I had previously used a synthetic car wax with good results. A nice byproduct is that it keeps the grime from sticking and repels water to a degree. 
  • SamIAm2SamIAm2 Posts: 759
    Nice job on the restoration. Was the old grill and support home made? That compressor looks vintage and still in service I gather. Might want to put a locking caster wheel on the table, would hate to read about a mishap after all your good work.
    Ubi panis, ibi patria.
    Large - Roswell rig, MiniMax-PS Woo; Cocoa, Fl.
  • g8golferg8golfer Posts: 845
    So what did your father n law think when you game him his egg? 
  • JeremiahJeremiah Posts: 5,701
    Nice job all around slovlad. 
    Slumming it in Aiken, SC. 
  • sloveladslovelad Posts: 1,715
    @g8golfer he was shocked! I introduced him to the world of many things. Including lump lol he actually bought two bags of briquettes the day before because he had no idea we were getting him the egg
Sign In or Register to comment.
Click here for Forum Use Guidelines.