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  1. Disappointed , is this normal?

    I saw where you said that you don't have a Costco membership but if you are able to use a membership with a friend or something look for a KamadoJoe Roadshow...since you cook for one maybe the Joe Jr will be a better size and around that price point.
  2. How long does your Pitt Boss take to cool

    If you haven't already get some gasket to put around the top vent. I tried gasket around the lower vent but wasn't able to slide the slider. Too tight a fit. Otherwise it still shuts down pretty quickly. The additional adjustments are for myself...I feel like I can get it to be even more efficient lol
  3. Disappointed , is this normal?

    Sounds like you may have a lemon...I think I would return to Walmart without the original packaging. That shouldn't be an issue IMO. Id then rebuy the K24 from Costco for nearly the same price and better return policy through Costco. I haven't had any major issue. There was a chip in the thumb turn for the upper vent (plastic piece). They replaced with no issues. Other than that i've been using it pretty much weekly. Great value for the price IMO.
  4. K24 Grates

    yea, I've been looking at something like this - SmokeWare Grate Stacker
  5. Temp control

    When I am going low I usually bring to temp very slowly and start dialing it in sooner...seems to be harder to tame if you let it it get really hot..
  6. 2018 Costco Pit Boss

    I really like that Blue. I got last years model and had Costco price match the sale price. I use it all of the time and haven't had any major issues. I had to get some extra gasket to used around the upper vent and have had no issues since. I wonder if this years model resolved that issue. thing has been a beast though through many cooks. Well worth the investment...I wish they would come out with a mini version...might have to pick up a Joe Jr.
  7. Pit Boss Thermometer

    I’d start with having them replace it...should be at no charge. Then if needed purchase one. I use electronic probes for the actual temp. Really only use the dome as confirmation that temps are steady.
  8. Hinge upgrade

    Haven’t tightened mine once. Purchased a year ago. Maybe start with having them mail some new parts.
  9. Broken Pit Boss Kamado

    If they send a replacement lid I would stil JBWeld that and continue to use it. Keep the new lid in the box until some future date when you might need it.
  10. Pit Boss K22 sealing upper and lower vents

    Correct 24". Mine shuts down quickly...I don't have much to compare it to but it comes down in temp relatively quickly and I still have a lot of lump left over. But I know that it probably could be better if I sealed that up better. Just plays to my need to always tinker...lol
  11. Pit Boss K22 sealing upper and lower vents

    I tried felt around the slider but it wouldn't slide at all. Especially with both plates. Have been thinking about using a layer of sealant around the solid screed, atleast on both ends, to seal up the gaps on the ends a little better. In all honesty though no real issue that I know of shutting down. Did a long cook last weekend with a smaller brisket and still had a lot of coal left over. I just feel like in the back of my mind it could be better and I like to tinker with things.
  12. First month service/cleaning

    have yet to do a deep clean on mine...has been a few months and a lot of cooks...
  13. KJ Lump

    try checking the local Ace Hardware's...you should be able to look online and see if any local ones have it in stock...
  14. 2017 Costco PitBoss 24 Questions

    I tried Nomex on the bottom vent. Was no longer able to slide the vent door. Have been planning on adding a bead or RTV to the bottom of the slide but haven't gotten around to it yet. Not really an issue - I am still able to shut it down and seems to save a lot of the lump. That said, if I can improve and it is inexpensive to do it why not...I like to tinker. Have also thought about putting a bead of the RTV around the side edges of the actual flat slider.
  15. Cast iron flat grate

    When using CI I use my skillets so I didn't have to purchase anything new...for smashburgers I actually use soapstone...I went with the kamado joe soapstone for the classic...works great and little to no maintenance