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Deal on a small!

DryFlyDryFly Posts: 351
edited 2:15PM in EggHead Forum
I have a chance to pick up a small, to keep my large company, from a dealer who has had it on display in a garden center gathering dust for well over 10 years. The price is ridiculously cheap. It has the old bands on it and doesn't open all the way they will have to be replaced. Are the dimensions of old Eggs exactly the same as the new ones? It is sitting in a nest that looks too big for it (included). It has never been used but looks filthy. Nothing that can't be cleaned up.Thanks guys!

Don't any of you guys in the North Jersey area even think about asking me the name of the garden center!


  • ZippylipZippylip Posts: 4,682
    seems to me a ridiculously cheap unused egg must be purchased, just must be - I don't know about the bands, however, I am sure you can get what you need
    happy in the hut
    West Chester Pennsylvania
  • TomM24TomM24 Posts: 1,364

    Hhhhhmmm. How many Garden Centers can there be in Northern New Jersey that are still open. I'd really like a small. Better move fast. I'm in Central NJ so you don't have to worry that I'll nab it.
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    this is almost literally the "don't look a gift horse in the mouth" situation! cool.

    grab it, and figure out later what you need.

    i do not know definitively if the dimensions are the same, but if it's a s good a deal as you say, i'd get it. rememeber, before the new spring band and daisy, people were very happy with them, right?

    i think i recall that the fireboxes and firerings may be different dimensionally, but don't take my word for it. so replacement parts might be an issue

    call BGE HQ and ask for John, he'll let you know
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • GirlyEggGirlyEgg Posts: 622
    I bought an older small bge and replaced the scissor hinges with the new bands... worked like a charm!
  • DryFly,

    Can't help with the small but the new bands (and all other parts) fit my oldest large perfectly.



    Caledon, ON


  • I always thought all eggs would be the same dimensions and replacement parts would fit all eggs no matter what. A few months ago a friend had a large egg about 9-10 years old and broke his base. He purchased a new base from a local dealer and it did not fit with his older dome or his band. They tried exchanging it with parts from a floor model but no luck. They called BGE but BGE was not able to figure out why his base was a sloghtly different size, so in the end the dealer sold him a completely new egg at a big discount per BGE's suggestion.

    So I would be careful before ordering a replacement base or dome. Take some detailed measurements with a tape and caliper and compare to the new floor model parts first.

    The one thing I found odd was that BGE did not stamp the eggs with model, lot, date, or serial numbers of some kind so that variations could be more easily identified. Makes supporting the lifetime warranty much more difficult if slight changes are introduced but not documented.
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