From what I gather from others that have had 1/2 their Kamado replaced through warranty, they rarely are the same size. Off by just about what you describe. I'd make the band fit the dome if it were me. God luck.
Well, never having done that, my first impression is that with enough loops of twine, you might be alright. Just keep an eye on the situation and be ready to react on a moments notice to pull the bundle from the heat. Sorry, that’s all I’ve got.
Fingers crossed for you.
Oh man. I’m sick over this. I mixed up 2 recipes for brisket point burnt ends and I cut the brisket into strips BEFORE I smoked it. I tied the strips together. How do you think that will work? Am I wasting my time at this point?
So It's been slow going on the restoration as I hunted down all the replacement parts I needed. Got everything and started assembling today, only to find a not-so-small problem.
The dome is smaller than the body, and worse... too small for the upper band to tighten around it!
Now I'm at somewhat of a loss as to what happened and what to do next.
I'm wondering if it's possible that I wound up with a different model dome/body? the lid appears to be almost an inch smaller in diameter than the body.
either way, the only band replacement I've been able to find was $450, and I don't know if it would actually fit the lid.
I think my best bet now is to try and shorten the top band, drill a hole for the bold and bend it in the same configuration, just an inch or so shorter.
Any thoughts or advice are welcome..
Cameron "wish I was grilling" Spencer