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  1. deity6667

    Big Joe retrofit hinge is here!

    Yes! i'm with you on this. To be honest i'm getting tired of having to chase and get no response. KJ might have good support in the US - however where i live it takes a very long time even to get parts as things get sent on boats.
  2. deity6667

    Big Joe retrofit hinge is here!

    I got it as part of a very long support case i have open which started with replacing a cracked top and base. Based on comments from other people it doesn't seem like the retrofit hinge is available to purchase.
  3. deity6667

    Big Joe retrofit hinge is here!

    This is the part number from the box.
  4. deity6667

    Big Joe retrofit hinge is here!

    Being in New Zealand I have to talk to the local dealer who is also the master importer for Kamado Joe. They assure me they have attempted multiple times to contact KJ and have not yet had a response. in the mean time they have given me a roll of the old style gasket to use to fix the gaps . At the back I’m now onto my 5th additional layer of gasket and now only have minor leaking - at least I can use her now. Summary: waiting for KJ, have a stop gap. The new hinge is soo much better to use in terms of lifting and closing the lid - would.not want to go back.
  5. deity6667

    Big Joe retrofit hinge is here!

    thats kinda sucks - although i'm still waiting on what will be the nexts steps for my joe - the gap between the base and lid is big enough that i'm not able to use it without wasting a lot of lump. If it helps i could send you a picture of the part number etc that was on the box - but that would be later in the day.
  6. deity6667

    Sourdough Starter

    Without a doubt keep going. Feed everyday and keep changing the jar - mine was in that state for a while - I almost gave up but then it took off so to speak and after every feed it would practically fill the jar.
  7. deity6667

    Big Joe retrofit hinge is here!

    yes the process is roughly: 1. Remove the tensioning bolt on the top band and then undo the akorn nuts on the top band and let the hinge slowly rise up (might need two people) 2. undo the akorn nut on the bottoms band. 3. pry the hinge off the bottom band- took a bit of effort on my one 4. attach the new hinge to the bottom band first 5. attach the hinge to the top band 6. remove the hinge safety (spacer,washer and nut) - this engages the spring 7. open and enjoy how easy it is. They also show how to adjust the spring for more or less pressure
  8. deity6667

    Big Joe retrofit hinge is here!

    Waiting on that advice as I suggested earlier thanks
  9. deity6667

    Big Joe retrofit hinge is here!

    Was warranty replaced as I’ve had both my top and base replaced and since then I’ve not been able to get a good seal all around - I have a gap at the rear where I can stick my finger in. The hinge came without bands and fitted to my existing ones with no issues.
  10. deity6667

    Big Joe retrofit hinge is here!

    Yes it’s the new airlift hinge for the older big joes. Although if I had a working BJ which sealed all around when closed I would not change it for the world!
  11. deity6667

    Big Joe retrofit hinge is here!

    possibly i need the new mesh style gasket?
  12. deity6667

    Big Joe retrofit hinge is here!

    yea it looks great and makes opening sooooo much easier. but hasn't helped with my gap :(
  13. deity6667

    Big Joe retrofit hinge is here!

    I've just received this hinge as a replacement to my old style hinge. Really hoping this works and waiting on a break in the weather as its raining heavy right now.
  14. deity6667

    Awesome Labeling on Australian Products

    Here are some from New Zealand bottles
  15. deity6667

    IKamand

    Nice one John. Can’t wait to see more. initial impressions of build quality?
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