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Cracked base

During my last cook, I discovered some liquid dripping out the bottom of my LBGE.  I found a nice hairline crack running from the front straight through the center, which splintered off into yet another crack.  That along with receiving some bad Wagyu short ribs for what should have been a good Labor Day cook, I was thinking that these past few weeks have not been "fun in the sun".  A local dealer put in a warranty request last Thursday and I was expecting at least a 2 month wait based on what other forum members have mentioned.  Got an email today that my base is in.   :)  Now to figure out how to get it home and assembled.



It's "Smokin Gal", not "Smoking Al".
Egging in the Atlanta GA region
Large BGE, CGS setup, Kick Ash Basket, Smokeware SS Cap,
Arteflame grill grate

http://barbecueaddict.com

Comments

  • This is fake news, only XL bases crack.

    Glad you got yours that quick.  I am waiting on my L base warranty claim now for 2 months.  Dealer is telling me another 2 weeks as of yesterday.

    John - SLC, UT

    Several eggs ..

  • smokingalsmokingal Posts: 1,025
    This is fake news, only XL bases crack.

    Glad you got yours that quick.  I am waiting on my L base warranty claim now for 2 months.  Dealer is telling me another 2 weeks as of yesterday.
    That's crazy.  I wonder if being local played into the quick turnaround time.  They probably just have someone from the HQ just drop it off at the dealer.  Seems like you have more than a few other Eggs to play with in the meantime.   ;)
    It's "Smokin Gal", not "Smoking Al".
    Egging in the Atlanta GA region
    Large BGE, CGS setup, Kick Ash Basket, Smokeware SS Cap,
    Arteflame grill grate

    http://barbecueaddict.com
  • You are probably right. And your point about extra eggs is spot on. The L has been parked for two months while I wait, but the medium has picked up the slack. 

    John - SLC, UT

    Several eggs ..

  • RRPRRP Posts: 24,123
    You are probably right. And your point about extra eggs is spot on. The L has been parked for two months while I wait, but the medium has picked up the slack. 
    Why are you afraid to use your broken egg until a replacement arrives? Or are you cooking on a wooden deck or something?
    Re-gasketing America one yard at a time.
  • GoooDawgsGoooDawgs Posts: 1,060
    I've had 3 cracked XL bases - just replaced one this week actually.     The last crack was there for months and never got any worse.   I don't know if the base would ever fall apart,  but obviously not worth the risk when you have a lifetime warranty.  
    Milton, GA 
    XL BGE & FB300
  • RRP said:
    You are probably right. And your point about extra eggs is spot on. The L has been parked for two months while I wait, but the medium has picked up the slack. 
    Why are you afraid to use your broken egg until a replacement arrives? Or are you cooking on a wooden deck or something?
    Never said I was afraid. Just using my other eggs. I use the XLs and medium far more than the other sizes. 

    John - SLC, UT

    Several eggs ..

  • LitLit Posts: 8,917
    Being local helps you can always just run by headquarters and get anything that day. 
  • smokingalsmokingal Posts: 1,025
    Anyone know how much the base weighs?
    It's "Smokin Gal", not "Smoking Al".
    Egging in the Atlanta GA region
    Large BGE, CGS setup, Kick Ash Basket, Smokeware SS Cap,
    Arteflame grill grate

    http://barbecueaddict.com
  • Just replaced my second cracked base today on my LBGE, and my first cracked base on my MM - I've owned both these for less than 18 months. I like my eggs, but if I wasn't so heavily invested at them and could start over, I'd be looking in to another manufacturer or another grill design all together.
  • unoriginalusernameunoriginalusername Posts: 963
    edited September 2018
    derka123 said:
    Just replaced my second cracked base today on my LBGE, and my first cracked base on my MM - I've owned both these for less than 18 months. I like my eggs, but if I wasn't so heavily invested at them and could start over, I'd be looking in to another manufacturer or another grill design all together.
    That’s crazy. What do you set them on?
    Two Kamado Joe Classic III & a Kamado Joe Jr.  Large BGE, Mini BGE 
    YouTube: @smokingdadbbq 
    Instagram: @smokingdadbbq  

  • After my clean burn today I noticed my fire ring was cracked all the way through but the base looked fine. Atleast on the inside. Its in a table stand in a wooden table so its a little hard to see the underside.

    My dealer is already on this.
    Marshall in Beautiful Fruit Cove, FL.
    MiniMax 04/17
    Unofficial BGE MiniMax Evangelist
    Facebook Big Green Egg MiniMax Owners Group


  • LitLit Posts: 8,917
    derka123 said:
    Just replaced my second cracked base today on my LBGE, and my first cracked base on my MM - I've owned both these for less than 18 months. I like my eggs, but if I wasn't so heavily invested at them and could start over, I'd be looking in to another manufacturer or another grill design all together.
    That’s crazy. What do you set them on?
    Not really that crazy many on here have gone through multiple bases in a couple years. 
  • derka123 said:
    Just replaced my second cracked base today on my LBGE, and my first cracked base on my MM - I've owned both these for less than 18 months. I like my eggs, but if I wasn't so heavily invested at them and could start over, I'd be looking in to another manufacturer or another grill design all together.
    That’s crazy. What do you set them on?


    OEM nest and OEM MM carrier
  • smokingalsmokingal Posts: 1,025
    After my clean burn today I noticed my fire ring was cracked all the way through but the base looked fine. Atleast on the inside. Its in a table stand in a wooden table so its a little hard to see the underside.

    My dealer is already on this.
    Just thought I should mention that I can not see the crack from the inside, even after I did a burn out.
    It's "Smokin Gal", not "Smoking Al".
    Egging in the Atlanta GA region
    Large BGE, CGS setup, Kick Ash Basket, Smokeware SS Cap,
    Arteflame grill grate

    http://barbecueaddict.com
  • Have run my XL hard for 3 years...hi temp cooks and cleanings...trying to make it fail or crack.  No problems yet.  But my custom nest does allow good airflow!

    BGE XL++Flameboss 300 WiFi++Blackstone 36"++Weber 26" kettle

  • littlerascal56littlerascal56 Posts: 1,258
    edited September 2018
    My dealer is only 1 mile from the house, and has good stock.  I will run my XL hard for many years, knowing it’s under warranty as long as I own it!  Going to get the “goodie” out of this purchase!

    BGE XL++Flameboss 300 WiFi++Blackstone 36"++Weber 26" kettle

  • smokingal said:
    After my clean burn today I noticed my fire ring was cracked all the way through but the base looked fine. Atleast on the inside. Its in a table stand in a wooden table so its a little hard to see the underside.

    My dealer is already on this.
    Just thought I should mention that I can not see the crack from the inside, even after I did a burn out.
    It doesn't have to go all the way through. The main thing is it could do that during a cook with possibly disastrous consequences. Wow two big words in a row and its not even 7Am yet. Got up at 5 to trim my brisket and start my Egg.

     Question: are you "Smoking Al" or "Smokin Gal?
    Marshall in Beautiful Fruit Cove, FL.
    MiniMax 04/17
    Unofficial BGE MiniMax Evangelist
    Facebook Big Green Egg MiniMax Owners Group


  • smokingalsmokingal Posts: 1,025
    smokingal said:
    After my clean burn today I noticed my fire ring was cracked all the way through but the base looked fine. Atleast on the inside. Its in a table stand in a wooden table so its a little hard to see the underside.

    My dealer is already on this.
    Just thought I should mention that I can not see the crack from the inside, even after I did a burn out.
    It doesn't have to go all the way through. The main thing is it could do that during a cook with possibly disastrous consequences. Wow two big words in a row and its not even 7Am yet. Got up at 5 to trim my brisket and start my Egg.

     Question: are you "Smoking Al" or "Smokin Gal?
    It's "Smokin Gal".  I'd love to put an underscore in the name, but I'm not sure if you can modify your forum handle after the fact.  The reason I mentioned not being able to see the crack from the inside was just to highlight that not seeing one doesn't mean there isn't one, as you mentioned you were currently unable to see the underside of your Egg.
    It's "Smokin Gal", not "Smoking Al".
    Egging in the Atlanta GA region
    Large BGE, CGS setup, Kick Ash Basket, Smokeware SS Cap,
    Arteflame grill grate

    http://barbecueaddict.com
  • smokingal said:
    smokingal said:
    After my clean burn today I noticed my fire ring was cracked all the way through but the base looked fine. Atleast on the inside. Its in a table stand in a wooden table so its a little hard to see the underside.

    My dealer is already on this.
    Just thought I should mention that I can not see the crack from the inside, even after I did a burn out.
    It doesn't have to go all the way through. The main thing is it could do that during a cook with possibly disastrous consequences. Wow two big words in a row and its not even 7Am yet. Got up at 5 to trim my brisket and start my Egg.

     Question: are you "Smoking Al" or "Smokin Gal?
    It's "Smokin Gal".  I'd love to put an underscore in the name, but I'm not sure if you can modify your forum handle after the fact.  The reason I mentioned not being able to see the crack from the inside was just to highlight that not seeing one doesn't mean there isn't one, as you mentioned you were currently unable to see the underside of your Egg.
    @smokingal Looking back I see that in your signature. Did you just ad that or was it already there when I asked?

    If I just missed it then that is further proof tat I shouldn't have been up that early in the morning.
    Marshall in Beautiful Fruit Cove, FL.
    MiniMax 04/17
    Unofficial BGE MiniMax Evangelist
    Facebook Big Green Egg MiniMax Owners Group


  • smokingalsmokingal Posts: 1,025
    smokingal said:
    smokingal said:
    After my clean burn today I noticed my fire ring was cracked all the way through but the base looked fine. Atleast on the inside. Its in a table stand in a wooden table so its a little hard to see the underside.

    My dealer is already on this.
    Just thought I should mention that I can not see the crack from the inside, even after I did a burn out.
    It doesn't have to go all the way through. The main thing is it could do that during a cook with possibly disastrous consequences. Wow two big words in a row and its not even 7Am yet. Got up at 5 to trim my brisket and start my Egg.

     Question: are you "Smoking Al" or "Smokin Gal?
    It's "Smokin Gal".  I'd love to put an underscore in the name, but I'm not sure if you can modify your forum handle after the fact.  The reason I mentioned not being able to see the crack from the inside was just to highlight that not seeing one doesn't mean there isn't one, as you mentioned you were currently unable to see the underside of your Egg.
    @smokingal Looking back I see that in your signature. Did you just ad that or was it already there when I asked?

    If I just missed it then that is further proof tat I shouldn't have been up that early in the morning.
    lol.  I updated my signature after you asked for clarification of my username.
    It's "Smokin Gal", not "Smoking Al".
    Egging in the Atlanta GA region
    Large BGE, CGS setup, Kick Ash Basket, Smokeware SS Cap,
    Arteflame grill grate

    http://barbecueaddict.com
  • smokingal said:
    smokingal said:
    smokingal said:
    After my clean burn today I noticed my fire ring was cracked all the way through but the base looked fine. Atleast on the inside. Its in a table stand in a wooden table so its a little hard to see the underside.

    My dealer is already on this.
    Just thought I should mention that I can not see the crack from the inside, even after I did a burn out.
    It doesn't have to go all the way through. The main thing is it could do that during a cook with possibly disastrous consequences. Wow two big words in a row and its not even 7Am yet. Got up at 5 to trim my brisket and start my Egg.

     Question: are you "Smoking Al" or "Smokin Gal?
    It's "Smokin Gal".  I'd love to put an underscore in the name, but I'm not sure if you can modify your forum handle after the fact.  The reason I mentioned not being able to see the crack from the inside was just to highlight that not seeing one doesn't mean there isn't one, as you mentioned you were currently unable to see the underside of your Egg.
    @smokingal Looking back I see that in your signature. Did you just ad that or was it already there when I asked?

    If I just missed it then that is further proof tat I shouldn't have been up that early in the morning.
    lol.  I updated my signature after you asked for clarification of my username.
    @smokingal now you need to add your location in your signature. We don't need your address but knowing the area an Egger is in can help others provide better help.
    Marshall in Beautiful Fruit Cove, FL.
    MiniMax 04/17
    Unofficial BGE MiniMax Evangelist
    Facebook Big Green Egg MiniMax Owners Group


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