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Addertooth last won the day on May 18 2015

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    Kamado Joe

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  1. Addertooth


    This Kamado was made at the same place as the Japanese Sakura Kamado in the late 70's. Your model came after they eliminated the "ears" which were on earlier versions of the dome. A great find. I am including a reference photo for your benefit. They no longer put the Kanji script in the dome when your model came out. I am guessing around 1977.
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    Kamado K7 Restoration

    I used the standard high temp tape which is used to seal the dome to body on most kamados. It is known as: Lavalock® Nomex Gasket w/ Self adhesive
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    Cast iron half moon

    I love my griddle!
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    Becoming Frustrated With Joe Jr....

    When a ceramic part cracks, it indicates there was stress introduced when it was fired (ceramic typically shrinks when fired). The key to a good patch on a crack is simply prepping the cracked faces, and then using whatever your patching agent is while the ceramic part is in a "relaxed state". If you wire it tight as you are patching it, then the stress will remain and you will end up fixing the crack again.
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    Kamado Joe Jr Charcoal Consumption

    The juniors of various brands are not to be dismissed. They are fully fledged Kamado grills. Like CKreef, I have done very long cooks in the Junior as well. It is also my go to sear and saut├ę station when I cook. The number one caution when doing large hunks of meat for a low and slow cook is... Be aware of the probe on the dome thermometer. I have seen several people close the lid and have problems with this. They think the temperature in their Junior has fallen, open the vents and burn their food (due to direct contact between the probe and the meat, they thought their grill temperature had dropped).
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    Another K7 in the forum

    K_sqrd showed the actual factory rack. I attached a photo which shows the original X-Rack for the diffuser as well. I have the old wire basket insert which has the flat topped handles, which give an even lower location to rest the diffuser stone. A new rack can be purchased from the company which makes the "rocket" in Las Vegas (Galaxyoutdoor.com). I got my stone from Californiapizzastones.com It is made from a material more durable than a standard pizza stone. It is chemically closer to a kiln stone in terms of it's composition.
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    Kamado K7 Restoration

    My K7 was disassembled, with the dome removed for transport. The three bolts which secure the band were removed first. Before removing the dome, it was lifted a couple of inches with boards between the body and the dome to wedge it open, and then the dogs (locking nuts) on the springs locked. Then the bolt which cinched the band together was removed. The dome was carefully lifted away and set aside on wooden blocks (so you can get your fingers under it to lift it). After transport, the process was reversed. The three bolts which hold the lower and upper band should be replaced with good quality stainless 3/8 inch bolts.
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    Conspiracy Theory

    hmmm, sounds like a cookbook may be in the outing.
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    Another Diem Kamado!

    Great find BigCaddy. The finish on those old Diem grills was amazing. One of the few glossy ceramic finishes which kept their looks without significant crazing. One of these days I will trip over one of those old diems, and it will become mine.
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    Kamado K7 Restoration

    Sharon, I couldn't agree more. If it is still mostly intact at this point, it is one of the good ones. Most of the bad ones are currently sitting in landfills. I got super lucky with mine; even the firebox was fully intact.
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    Retrofit KJ hinge

    This is good news. My original hinge is reaching the limits of it's adjustment. This may actually save some warranty claims from hard closures.
  12. I strongly agree with Ckreef's assertion on the second Kamado, but then, even the old Richard Johnson grills did not have Ceramic rings, they were refractory cement. For the second add, a picture would remove all doubt to the paternity of the grill.
  13. Yes, that is a Richard Johnson Kamado K7 model. Missing or damaged elements on it: Lid handle, in this year it was made of black glazed ceramic, with the word "Kamado" on it with raised letters. Lower damper knob is broken in half, same construction method as the handle. Framework for the right table. Both tables are missing their teak wood inserts. Expect the helper springs which lift the lids to have lost some of their spring, a 1 inch wood block placed in the tubes should fix this. On the plus side, the tiles are in unusually good condition, which indicates a previous owner may have repaired the tiles. It also had the optional stainless band set, which rusts less. Things to check, should you go see it: Does the upper damper screw up and down smoothly Does the lower damper slide in and out easily. Cracks Is the firebox intact without serious cracks Do the wheels on the castors roll without binding Myself and Marauder are two of the old K7 pros around here, we know a thing or two about this model
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    I am in a coma

    John, Were those done on coconut charcoal?
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    Using the Kamado Joe Wok

    The Wok is great!