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  1. Fire Bowl is here rejoice !

    This was the same rep I have been dealing with since the start , I don't think what happened was in control but rather when the claim gets put though to the Canadian side this is when things go awry , then finally giving up and shipping it directly from the US location to Canada.
  2. Fire Bowl is here rejoice !

    Many of you will know of my long ordeal with KJ Customer service , losing my cheese on here etc.... , won't rehash all that just my last experience. Got a hold of support again told her how my bowl was shipped and that it was only half there and totally busted , after she asked that I send the pics I had posted on here and that should would be sending to management as this is not how they should be shipped . Then was told that she was going to ship it directly from there. 1 day less a week I get home to find the KJ box there , seeming shipped from Texas I'm not sure but that was quick and looked much more promising then the previous box I received. What I take from this not knowing how KJ organization works is that they have some issues on the Canadian side of things but this just my opinion and nothing more. Promising looking box Even better inside all intact Installed and end of saga
  3. Current size of BIG-JoeTisserie?

    This what my JT measures across the outside dim. , not sure what you mean about the gasket giving it play ? , there is no gasket around the lip of the JT it just sits down on the base gasket. So I get about 24 1/4" OD.
  4. Smobot

    Heavy G answer to question is correct the servo's are quite waterproof as they use them in RC planes , cars , boats etc... Although my Kamado is under shelter I'm going to make something similar as with winter coming the wind pick's up so even under cover rain can still end up going into my shelter. I said in one of my earlier post that I didn't like the long cord that was attached to the servo so I decided to cut it and spliced on a female mini headphone jack and now just run a extension with male plugs on both ends. Also for a update I did a super long cook and was able to run this device for 21.5 hrs on one fully charged battery and for anyone else that has this and the Thermoworks Smoke the meat probes are interchangeable.
  5. Do I or don't I?

    This is exactly what I was thinking and would do
  6. Dub , I do apologize for posting in this thread and sending it in to derail , I know my approach was wrong and should have never posted here .Which In my locked thread I try to address some of these points in my 2nd post. But this line seems to imply that I am continuing to post here which is not the case. ( except for this post)
  7. Smobot

    I have been running it out close to front and just make sure the wire is close to the inside of dome when closing the lid and not sticking to far to the middle , I think you could also run it though the vent but I haven't tried that so I can't say for sure.
  8. Kamado Joe Customer Service ( Canada Edition It Blows)

    I will agree the my post is more of a rant than I wanted , a long day a few drink's and emotion's probably doesn't make the best time to post. Although I still feel that if positive experiences are accepted here negative one's should be as well , maybe a little bit eloquently and tactful than mine . It just seems for the most part that I've been ignored left in limbo with the KJ CS rep . then when I feel it's going to come to a close , I receive a package that from first glance I can tell it as been carelessly packaged and most likely there are going to be broken pieces , which they were , and to top it off even if they weren't broken I am still missing 3 other pieces and the metal ring . So now I have dealt with 2 divisions of this company and feel both have failed to deliver , which now puts me back to square one. I know that posting here isn't going change what has happened but just my experience of what has happened. I'm sure that eventually everything will get worked out and that day will be a much better one.
  9. Ya nice looking firebox , glad you got yours in a timely fashion , but for me it's been a nightmare and this is what I have got after 3.5 months check out the thread. So ya no applauds here KJ CS simply said just plain "SUCK'S"
  10. Ok now I'm just not ranting but am super p**** how everything as gone , I know this thread will be locked right away but don't really care as I will just bump up view count and make it noticeable on Goggle . I had my other thread locked which I wanted to use as a update device as far a how my problems where being resolved , but as I suspected it would eventually get locked down as you can spout off great experiences but not negative ones especially when it comes to this brand of product . For me I have always searched out forums when searching for certain product's that I wanted to buy as I feel that by reading others experiences I would be able to make a more informed decision based on their experiences , price points etc. That's how I ended up here , finding this forum when I never heard of a Kamado before , at first was just going to buy a Akorn then thought I would step up and buy a Vision little bit more money but found favorable reviews on this forum , cooked on it for a couple of years and it was great (LIKE THEIR CUSTOMER SERVICE , only 2 minor issues resolved in 2 weeks*) , then comes a Costco Roadshow in my area , I thinking great cooker , great customer service , great reviews on this forum , gotta pull the trigger , plus I get the BJ at cost with the JR thrown in . TLDR cliffs -- my experience as been horrible since MAY 15 2017 ----- 10 emails ---- 2 phones calls Delivered Sept. 6 2017 This is the great reward !!!!! I received it today , my new nicely packed fire box ? Yes not the box for a firebox but for gaskets Since they took so much pride in boxing it , this what you receive . It's comforting to know that I am dealing with such a great company , that some take pride in what they do so that not all the pieces didn't break. Maybe because they didn't shipped all the pieces !! Yes this is what all I received 4 pcs = 4 broken pcs ,that's it , that's all folk's ! ! 3 pieces not going to cut it. So in the end I can sat that I will not ever recommend this brand to anyone , I would say go for a Vision or (Primo , don't know about CS but seriously anything got to be better than this) Like I said if this is a truly neutral forum than if this thread gets locked then so should the others that applaud like this thread when other people's issues are not resolved.
  11. Temps and timing question

    For me I just get the grill up to dome temp for quick cooks like steak's , burger's etc.. and not even worry about it . Once you get a good bed of coals burning , if the Kamado is heat soaked or not isn't going to make a difference for quick cook's , for longer cook's I always like to take more time in letting the ceramic's heat soak , just to be more stable which seems to work for me.
  12. 2 QT Wood Chunk Smoking Pot

    I decided to go a different route with my new smoking pot after reading this thread on here , I gave my thoughts in that thread also , but thought I would post about it in this thread with some pic's also. It gave me the idea of using the hose clamps as well , but this time I am not going to drill any holes in the bottom and to just flip the pot over in the lump with the lid side down , this eliminates the need for trying to seal the lid air tight as this is where the smoke will be seeping from . I think this is a better solution then my first idea in this thread it eliminates that bolt though the middle that made it more difficult to arrange the wood chunks inside. Well I'll see how this works out as I am about to start up BJ fairly soon to do a couple of overnighter butts. The other thing I like about these pots is reusing the lump that you get from it after smoking.
  13. Glad it's all worked out for you and got something that fit's , but with that all being said I would have sent them inside and outside dimensions ( maybe you did can't tell by the post ) to just try and avoid any confusion . As far as getting it within a week after working it out I can say that you have it good , mine problem was going to ship a week and half ago sending a tracking # but haven't heard a peep since and so life goes on.
  14. kamado joe devide and conquer

    Here's a thread about what you asking and I think it's the KJ Classic one that fit's
  15. Soapstone cooking

    So you are saying that each piece of soapstone is individually inspected when you buy from KJ and not prone to cracking , where as if you buy from a counter top store they are more prone to cracking although this why some people have it installed in there kitchens because of the high temperature heat it can absorb when setting down hot pans , pots , etc. to other types of medium. Would really like see some data on your theory or is it just a opinion. I have used my soapstone's without a grate with no issue ( also purchased from counter top place and they are 1 1/8" thick) , but in reality won't make much of a difference if you do or you don't