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Labor Day Chiminea.

KevinboatrightKevinboatright Posts: 143
edited September 3 in EggHead Forum
Happy Labor Day! 

I need to know if I just got a great deal or a dud. 

From what I was told by the sellers, this was purchased by them at the original corporate Big Green Egg store in Atlanta. They apparently painted it black (BGE approved paint) along with their large BGE. You can see the green glaze under the black paint. All original parts but they have never been able to find a tall stand like the one pictured. I’ve also posted pictures off all the markings I can find. Any insight would be great and any idea what these cost? 



Inside the base.


Bottom exterior of the base.


Inside the damper cap. 


Atlanta, GA 

Large BGE, 22" Blackstone, Weber Genesis E 310 
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  • RRPRRP Posts: 22,361
    The "part" missing is what you paid for it!
    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!

  • Atlanta, GA 

    Large BGE, 22" Blackstone, Weber Genesis E 310 
  • Nice find, but personally I would never trust that spindly stand.
    I agree especially with 2 dogs running around. I think these will fit into a large nest so that will be my next purchase. 
    Atlanta, GA 

    Large BGE, 22" Blackstone, Weber Genesis E 310 
  • THEBuckeyeTHEBuckeye Posts: 4,078
    Like the black more than the green.
    New Albany, Ohio 

  • Like the black more than the green.
    I prefer the Green. I’m going to figure out a way to get the black off without damaging the green underneath this fall 
    Atlanta, GA 

    Large BGE, 22" Blackstone, Weber Genesis E 310 
  • Hawg FanHawg Fan Posts: 1,511
    I'm not sure if you got a good deal since you didn't mention the price, but any BGE chiminea for sale is rare, so if you're happy, enjoy.  I'd love to have one as well.  Nice find!

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

    Terry

    Rockwall, TX
  • RRPRRP Posts: 22,361
    Like the black more than the green.
    I prefer the Green. I’m going to figure out a way to get the black off without damaging the green underneath this fall 
    The green underneath is from the fired ceramic, while the black is paint and could be removed, BUT your 4th picture reveals probably "crazing" meaning the fired ceramic has been damaged and you most likely will never remove the black in those spider webs. After a lot of effort you may end up with a weird looking surface on your chiminea and wish you had never tried to remove it. Besides that you may find large spots where the green ceramic has flaked off - and the reason the OO decided to paint it. Granted it's your piece and do with it as you wish! Good Luck!!!
    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!
  • I did find out more information from the seller. 
    They purchased it in 1996-1997,  They painted it with Rustoleum heat resistant paint to match other stuff on their patio (including their Large BGE). 

    Anybody have any idea how to remove the paint now that I have a better idea of what it is? 
    Atlanta, GA 

    Large BGE, 22" Blackstone, Weber Genesis E 310 
  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 8,207
    I'm happy and envious of your find.
    You should be too and leave it at that. You have a rare BGE Chiminea. Yes, it was painted black. Live with it I would recommend. Ceramic is porous and what ever chemical you use to strip the Black Paint will soak into the Egg. The original finish is a ceramic glaze and it has Crazing.

    It's not water tight and what ever you use WILL soak into the ceramic. I can't imagine a natural stripper that would remove the high heat Rustolium.
    And you would probably never get it all out of the Crazing lines.
    Man, just be happy for what it is. Completely agree with @RRP
     
    Thank you,
    Darian

    Galveston Texas
  • Nice find, but personally I would never trust that spindly stand.
    I agree especially with 2 dogs running around. I think these will fit into a large nest so that will be my next purchase. 
    got a large nest sitting empty in shop looking for a good home
    STAY THIRSTY MY FRIENDS!
    GIVE ME OYSTERS AND BEER FOR DINNER EVERY DAY OF THE YEAR
     & I'LL FEEL FINE!

    SW Georgia :  LARGE & MINI BGE


  • blastingblasting Posts: 5,878

    Cool finds.  

    You might look into local soda blasters.  The baked green enamel is much harder than the surface black paint.  Select the right media, I'd suggest soda, and the right pressure - blast all you want without damaging the green below.  

    Phoenix 
  • blasting said:

    Cool finds.  

    You might look into local soda blasters.  The baked green enamel is much harder than the surface black paint.  Select the right media, I'd suggest soda, and the right pressure - blast all you want without damaging the green below.  

    I found a local shop that does dry-ice blasting I wonder if that would work. 
    Atlanta, GA 

    Large BGE, 22" Blackstone, Weber Genesis E 310 
  • JeremiahJeremiah Posts: 5,982
    Go to any hardware store or auto parts store and get some lacquer thinner. That's likely spray can black paint and will wipe right off, just use gloves. 
    Slumming it in Aiken, SC. 
  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 12,941
    blasting said:

    Cool finds.  

    You might look into local soda blasters.  The baked green enamel is much harder than the surface black paint.  Select the right media, I'd suggest soda, and the right pressure - blast all you want without damaging the green below.  

    I found a local shop that does dry-ice blasting I wonder if that would work. 
    If you’re hell bent on a green chimnea, you’d be better off selling that one and buying a green one. It’ll likely be cheaper at the end of the day. 
  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 12,941
    Photo Egg said:
    blasting said:

    Cool finds.  

    You might look into local soda blasters.  The baked green enamel is much harder than the surface black paint.  Select the right media, I'd suggest soda, and the right pressure - blast all you want without damaging the green below.  

    I found a local shop that does dry-ice blasting I wonder if that would work. 
    What ever experimenting you do, do it on the ceramic cap. It can be replaced.
    That’s the best advice anyone can give you. 
  • hell i would be happy to buy a black one or yellow one even a damn pink one
  • Photo Egg said:
    blasting said:

    Cool finds.  

    You might look into local soda blasters.  The baked green enamel is much harder than the surface black paint.  Select the right media, I'd suggest soda, and the right pressure - blast all you want without damaging the green below.  

    I found a local shop that does dry-ice blasting I wonder if that would work. 
    What ever experimenting you do, do it on the ceramic cap. It can be replaced.

    I was thinking I would do the bottom of the base first. The #2 picture. no-one would ever notice it, if it came out awful. 
    Atlanta, GA 

    Large BGE, 22" Blackstone, Weber Genesis E 310 
  • TEXASBGE2018TEXASBGE2018 Posts: 1,324
    Photo Egg said:
    blasting said:

    Cool finds.  

    You might look into local soda blasters.  The baked green enamel is much harder than the surface black paint.  Select the right media, I'd suggest soda, and the right pressure - blast all you want without damaging the green below.  

    I found a local shop that does dry-ice blasting I wonder if that would work. 
    What ever experimenting you do, do it on the ceramic cap. It can be replaced.

    I was thinking I would do the bottom of the base first. The #2 picture. no-one would ever notice it, if it came out awful. 

    The bottom is not enameled. So the result will not be the same as on the enameled green surface.

    Rockwall, Tx    LBGE, 36" Stainless Blackstone Griddle, Contemplating which size Egg to get next. Cast Iron Hoarder.

    "You may all go to Hell and I will go to Texas"- Davy Crockett

  • Photo Egg said:
    blasting said:

    Cool finds.  

    You might look into local soda blasters.  The baked green enamel is much harder than the surface black paint.  Select the right media, I'd suggest soda, and the right pressure - blast all you want without damaging the green below.  

    I found a local shop that does dry-ice blasting I wonder if that would work. 
    What ever experimenting you do, do it on the ceramic cap. It can be replaced.

    I was thinking I would do the bottom of the base first. The #2 picture. no-one would ever notice it, if it came out awful. 

    The bottom is not enameled. So the result will not be the same as on the enameled green surface.
    The Cap it is then! 
    Atlanta, GA 

    Large BGE, 22" Blackstone, Weber Genesis E 310 
  • Photo Egg said:
    I'm happy and envious of your find.
    You should be too and leave it at that. You have a rare BGE Chiminea. Yes, it was painted black. Live with it I would recommend. Ceramic is porous and what ever chemical you use to strip the Black Paint will soak into the Egg. The original finish is a ceramic glaze and it has Crazing.

    It's not water tight and what ever you use WILL soak into the ceramic. I can't imagine a natural stripper that would remove the high heat Rustolium.
    And you would probably never get it all out of the Crazing lines.
    Man, just be happy for what it is. Completely agree with @RRP
     
    I agree to a point.....but what's the worst that happens? I have to re-paint it black again because I couldn't get it spotless? If that's the case I'm in the same spot I am now.  Or I just have a really unique looking old BGE Chiminea. 
    Atlanta, GA 

    Large BGE, 22" Blackstone, Weber Genesis E 310 
  • JeremiahJeremiah Posts: 5,982
    Lacquer thinner won’t hurt the ceramic. But what the hell do I know.  B)
    Slumming it in Aiken, SC. 
  • Paint your Egg black to match  it.

    Marshall in Beautiful Fruit Cove, FL.
    Large Egg 10/16 MiniMax 04/17
    Unofficial BGE MiniMax Evangelist
    Facebook Big Green Egg MiniMax Owners Group


  • If you have a strong air compressor you could visit Harbor Freight and get the fine walnut shell media and a cheapo abrasive gun.
    Gittin' there...
  • Update: I spent about 1.5 hours today and was able to get the cone and cap looking amazing! I’m so happy and thrilled with the results. The base is giving me some issues due to the deeper grooves. This will require more time and a different brush/rag to use to get the paint off completely.


    Atlanta, GA 

    Large BGE, 22" Blackstone, Weber Genesis E 310 
  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 8,207
    Update: I spent about 1.5 hours today and was able to get the cone and cap looking amazing! I’m so happy and thrilled with the results. The base is giving me some issues due to the deeper grooves. This will require more time and a different brush/rag to use to get the paint off completely.


    Looks great. Happy you are getting good results.
    What did you end up using to strip it?
    Thank you,
    Darian

    Galveston Texas
  • KevinboatrightKevinboatright Posts: 143
    edited September 12
    Small nylon brush, steel wool, lacquer thinner, rags, elbow grease.  

    The base is giving me more issues as the paint is tougher to come off. My assumption is because it’s baked on more. I’m sure over the next day or so I’ll have it shining like it’s 1996 again. 
    Atlanta, GA 

    Large BGE, 22" Blackstone, Weber Genesis E 310 
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