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Rusty bands anyone?

fence0407fence0407 Posts: 1,954
Anyone else have a problem with the bands rusting bad? Not sure why this happened. Would this be covered by the mothership? 





Also noticed I have some holes near the top of the lower vent. Any suggestions on how to patch that up?

Large - Mini - Blackstone 17"
Cumming, GA  

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  • cookingdude555cookingdude555 Posts: 2,160
    edited May 11
    Caulk on the vent issue, warranty on the band issue. I believe the bands have a five year warranty. Do you live in a really humid climate?

    John - SLC, UT

  • fence0407fence0407 Posts: 1,954
    Caulk on the vent issue, warranty on the band issue. I believe the bands have a five year warranty. Do you live in a really humid climate?
    Thanks! I live in good ole North Georgia. Plenty humid here. Have friends with eggs like mine that sit outside uncovered and have no rust. Anyone have the email address for who to contact at the mothership? Bruce something maybe?
    Large - Mini - Blackstone 17"
    Cumming, GA  

  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 14,944
    Clear silicone on the vent. Clean off all of the old silicone and apply the new stuff. 
  • RRPRRP Posts: 22,765
    The silicone fix will work, but I believe some how the vent has been knocked downward. It is held in place with stainless steel nuts and bolts. To correct the placement you will need to take your fire ring and fire box out so you can get to the nuts. Then just loosen them and shift the stainless steel vent upwards so that it is covering the rectangular hole in the ceramic base. I know that's more work, but then it will have been fixed properly.
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  • cookingdude555cookingdude555 Posts: 2,160
    fence0407 said:
    Caulk on the vent issue, warranty on the band issue. I believe the bands have a five year warranty. Do you live in a really humid climate?
    Thanks! I live in good ole North Georgia. Plenty humid here. Have friends with eggs like mine that sit outside uncovered and have no rust. Anyone have the email address for who to contact at the mothership? Bruce something maybe?
    [email protected]

    John - SLC, UT

  • The_StacheThe_Stache Posts: 1,122
    Do you keep your egg covered when not using it?  (May be accumulating moisture under the cover)....
    Kirkland, TN
    2 LBGE, 1 MM


  • fence0407fence0407 Posts: 1,954
    Do you keep your egg covered when not using it?  (May be accumulating moisture under the cover)....
    100% uncovered. Could see that being a possible cause though. 
    Large - Mini - Blackstone 17"
    Cumming, GA  

  • fence0407fence0407 Posts: 1,954
    RRP said:
    The silicone fix will work, but I believe some how the vent has been knocked downward. It is held in place with stainless steel nuts and bolts. To correct the placement you will need to take your fire ring and fire box out so you can get to the nuts. Then just loosen them and shift the stainless steel vent upwards so that it is covering the rectangular hole in the ceramic base. I know that's more work, but then it will have been fixed properly.
    Interesting - thank you for pointing that out! 
    Large - Mini - Blackstone 17"
    Cumming, GA  

  • etherdomeetherdome Posts: 338
    having same issue and I’m within 4 days of 5 years!  Gonna give this a shot!!! Quickly!
    Upstate SC
    Large BGE
  • njlnjl Posts: 1,022
    fence0407 said:
    Caulk on the vent issue, warranty on the band issue. I believe the bands have a five year warranty. Do you live in a really humid climate?
    Thanks! I live in good ole North Georgia. Plenty humid here. Have friends with eggs like mine that sit outside uncovered and have no rust. Anyone have the email address for who to contact at the mothership? Bruce something maybe?
    Are theirs out in the sun, and yours in the shade?
  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 9,115
    Bands and Nests rust big time here in the Gulf Coast.
    Thank you,
    Darian

    Galveston Texas
  • etherdomeetherdome Posts: 338
    edited May 18
    Apparently they don't cover rust. Even within 5 years. That's the word I am getting from my dealer who is in contact with Green Egg. New bands are "relatively" cheap, however.  They are also an upgrade. 
    Upstate SC
    Large BGE
  • HeavyGHeavyG Posts: 6,105
    etherdome said:
    Apparently they don't cover rust. Even within 5 years. That's the word I am getting from my dealer who is in contact with Green Egg. New bands are "relatively" cheap, however.  They are also an upgrade. 
    The warranty is pretty clear on the matter of rusting parts:
    3. METAL COMPONENTS: (For Residential Users Only) METAL COMPONENTS: Metal, Stainless Steel and Cast Iron components of the EGG (including the metal bands, hinge mechanism, cooking grid, fire grate, upper vent cap and lower draft door) carry a Limited Five (5) Year Structural Integrity Warranty to the original purchaser. The Big Green Egg makes every effort to utilize materials that resist rust and to apply high temperature coatings on metal surfaces. However, metal materials and protective coatings can be compromised by surface scratches or exposure to substances and conditions beyond BGE’s control. Among other things, chemicals, chlorine, industrial fumes, fertilizers, extreme humidity, lawn pesticides, trinidad moruga scorpion peppers and sodium chloride are some of the substances that can corrode paint and finish on metal coatings. For these reasons, the Warranty on Metal, Stainless Steel and Cast Iron Components DOES NOT COVER RUST, OXIDATION, FADING, DISCOLORING, BLEMISHES or REPLACEMENT DUE TO ADJUSTMENT OR ALIGNMENT OF PARTS OR COMPONENTS, unless it also results in a loss of structural integrity or a failure of these components of the EGG. Band and Hinge alignment and adjustment support is available from an Authorized Dealer.

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  • fence0407fence0407 Posts: 1,954
    etherdome said:
    Apparently they don't cover rust. Even within 5 years. That's the word I am getting from my dealer who is in contact with Green Egg. New bands are "relatively" cheap, however.  They are also an upgrade. 
    You should send Bruce an email with pictures. [email protected]

    I got both my large and mini covered with his approval for rust in the images I posted. He was very helpful!
    Large - Mini - Blackstone 17"
    Cumming, GA  

  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 30,673
    Looks about like mine.  Still works tho.
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  • fence0407fence0407 Posts: 1,954
    Looks about like mine.  Still works tho.
    Agreed. I dont have any initial plans to change them out. Just wanted to get the replacement bands from BGE if possible. Gonna get rutland gaskets at some point and do it all at once.
    Large - Mini - Blackstone 17"
    Cumming, GA  

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