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Can I use a current replacement hinge on a pre 2008 BGE?

My old Big Green Egg needs a new replacement hinge. I picked one up at the local Ace Hardware. The box says that it fits all 2008 Big Green Eggs and newer. My egg is older. Am I going to have a problem?

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  • shtgunal3 said:
    I replaced mine last year with the new style. It’s already rusting.  :|
    I would really love if BGE offered stainless steel hardware. The current offerings rust way too quickly. 
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  • RRP
    RRP Posts: 25,827
    shtgunal3 said:
    I replaced mine last year with the new style. It’s already rusting.  :|
    I would really love if BGE offered stainless steel hardware. The current offerings rust way too quickly. 
    My guess is stainless units would retail close to $500 instead of the $130 you just paid. My guess is BGE figures few eggers would buy such costly replacements so why offer them. Besides if S/S was standard equipment that would push the selling price of a BGE which already is considered in nosebleed territory causing a shove toward the many comparable competitor’s units which already are less expensive and with less warranty replacement issues.

    Years I ago on the same topic some knowledgeable eggers including I believe @fishlessman pointed out that not all stainless steel remains stainless as it does discolor and becomes unsightly. Remember you can always repaint a rusted hinge with a $10 rattle rattle high temperature paint can. 
    Re-gasketing America one yard at a time.
  • stlcharcoal
    stlcharcoal Posts: 4,679
    What size BGE??  Could be an issue if you have a medium as they changed quite a bit.  If your firebox and/or fire ring break in an old medium, you have to replace both and the base.