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K-ville last won the day on March 3 2014

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About K-ville

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  1. My XL Egg restoration

    I may have missed the window on my restoration attempt. It will be -9C here on Friday, and I'm not sure I'll be able to get my refractory cement repairs done on the firebox/ring in those temps. My garage isn't heated so, not sure what I'll do. If worse comes to worse, I may have to wait til spring and continue to use my Vision through the winter. :( Has anyone got any experience working with refractory cement in cold temps?
  2. My XL Egg restoration

    Awesome. My new theme song.
  3. My XL Egg restoration

    My son picked up the XL nest, which was located just north of Toronto and being sold used. He delivered it to me and all it cost me was a 100 bucks for the nest and lunch for him at Wendy's...pretty good deal I'd say. I don't have the XL in the stand yet, but she'll be in there soon.
  4. My XL Egg restoration

    Smokeware cap arrived today. She's lookin' pretty. Technically, I could cook with it right now, but I'll wait til she's all done. Dang this is fun.
  5. My XL Egg restoration

    Strange. This was their reply to my query about shipping to Canada (some personal info removed): McMaster-Carr <cle.sales@mcmaster.com> Oct 30 Hi Brian, Due to the cost and complexity of shipping our products to Canada, we are only able to accept orders from businesses and schools. If this is not for personal use, please let us know your business or school name and we can provide a quotation. Dana Norway 330-995-5893
  6. My XL Egg restoration

    Thanks John. I may treat myself to that some day. Or better yet, Christmas is coming..."Um honey, you know the Egg I've been preparing delicious meals for you on? Well ..."
  7. Do you like the InstaPot?

    And it was invented just down the street from where I work in Ottawa Ontario. http://ottawacitizen.com/life/food/the-instant-pot-invented-in-ottawa-is-the-hottest-multi-cooker-in-kitchens
  8. My XL Egg restoration

    Not sure, but I think I'll just get cooking with a diffuser and grill for now and check into that DNC later.
  9. My XL Egg restoration

    Actually, I now have the firebox and ring on their way to me from an Egg guy in Florida. All I had to pay was shipping to my US address. The Smokeware cap will be here Friday. And my Son is driving to Barrie to pick up a brand new XL nest for me that was listed for quite cheap. This came together very quickly thanks to the power of social media, fellow gurus and eggheads. So for about $300, I should be cooking in no time. Not bad for an Egg that sells for over 3 grand in Canada. Can't wait.
  10. I too live in Ottawa and have never had an issue with cold temp cooking. I just start my fire as always with one or more starter cubes, and I'm good to go. Nothing like a brisket cooked at -27C. As for frozen gaskets, I place parchment paper on my gasket, and it does the trick for me.
  11. My XL Egg restoration

    She's coming along. I made a new handle out of red cedar that I had left over from my deck. I made it a bit beefier than original so it fit my hand better. And most of the black soot is off except for a few stubborn spots that require a bit more elbow grease.
  12. My XL Egg restoration

    Thanks John. I've got a few places here I can try first. I just haven't had a chance to get to them yet. But if I hit a dead end, I may take you up on the offer. Thanks very much.
  13. My XL Egg restoration

    @fbov I just heard back from McMaster Carr and they don't ship to Canada, plus they'll only ship to the address associated with a credit card, so I can't even use my US address. Thanks anyway.
  14. My XL Egg restoration

    I tried the math and came up with 2.5 inch and bought a spring that size, but it looks like I need a 3 inch. I can get some springs from Aucklands Granger here in Ottawa, but I have an email in to McMaster Carr to see if they ship to Canada.
  15. My XL Egg restoration

    Thanks for checking John. Much appreciated.