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darrinw2001

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About darrinw2001

  • Birthday 01/24/1965

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    Tampa, FL
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    Kamado Joe

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  1. I love my Big Joe.. the big green egg is nice but does not come with as much stuff as the big Joe. Kamado Joe customer service is excellent!
  2. Thanks, now I want a new BJ... wife would kill me! Question, we can buy some of these updates online right? I.e the top, gasket, etc?
  3. I have replaced my hinge on my big Joe, it is pretty simple. The bands do not meet as you can see in the video. The screws should have more than an inch of space
  4. I am pretty sure from what I have learned on this forum, PB measures 21 inch diameter cooking surface. They call it 24 inches when they measure the outer diameter of the ceramic. Still bigger than the classic, has almost 700 inches of cook space with the 2 racks included... Measuring round grills and kamados by their inside diameter at grate level has always been the industry standard. For some reason the suits at Pit Boss have chose to market their products using deceptive specs. That should trigger a red flag alert right there to any intelligent person. They claim their 22 (whatever ever that means) has a 560 sq. inch cooking surface. Kamado Joe's 18 has 508 sq. inch surface. That's only 52 sq. Inches less than a kamado that is marketed as being 25% larger. I have seen these Pit Bosses and to even try to compare them to a KJ or BGE is ludicrous. They are in the class of an Auplex or Vision, which IMO is not the quality of a KJ or BGE. Their lower cost them may make them as good of a value as the EGG or Joe, but that depends on what your subjective expectations are. My subjective expectations may be higher (or lower) than the next guys'. I did not mean to suggest that they were the same quality, but it is a good deal on a decent product. KJ is awesome, as I own a big joe, but I have had issues with the hinge and other minor problems. For $100 more than an Akorn, you can have a decent ceramic grill if you are cost conscience.
  5. I am pretty sure from what I have learned on this forum, PB measures 21 inch diameter cooking surface. They call it 24 inches when they measure the outer diameter of the ceramic. Still bigger than the classic, has almost 700 inches of cook space with the 2 racks included...
  6. I believe the Pit Boss is bigger than the KJ Classic, it is the same size as the Big Joe, 24"
  7. I would jump on it.. same as the Vision Grill sold at Sam's club and Home Depot, but cheaper at this price...
  8. to install the springs, you have to tighten them down on their own just enough to slide them into the hinge, then you can tighten them some more so the bolt goes into the hole. use your old hinge as a guide on how they should sit.
  9. just a little bit, not much to make a big difference
  10. remove old hinge, remove bands from Big Joe, attach new hinge to bands, you will need a helper to put the bands back on. it will not work if you try and not remove the bands from the unit.
  11. New hinge arrived today, took 20 mins to replace, all fixed! Thanks Meghan and Kamado Joe!
  12. BG, did you just replace the entire hinge? Glad I was not the only one this happened to.
  13. No, but KJ is going to send me a new hinge under warranty. Thanks Meghan!
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