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  1. Hello, I have recently moved house, and had to take the dome off my Big Joe III to get it through the door. Unfortunately, during the move, the metal cylinder to hold the sprint tension popped off, and now the spring is unseated, and I can't get it back on the lid. Has anyone else experienced this? What should I do? Some photo's attached.
  2. All, I am new to the site and messed up the location of my post by initially putting it in the introductions section. Below is the link to that post. I am looking for ideas on small cracks forming in the firebox of my New Old Kinuura Yaki #5 Kamado. Photo of kamado for fun
  3. Hello there! I'm new to the world of Kamado cooking and to this forum, so I'm looking forward to some dialogue. So I recently found a Big Joe for sale on fb marketplace for the irresistible price of $100! The main body is in not terrible shape, but it's missing quite a few items, and will need some cleaning/repair. I'm hoping the combined expertise hear can help me get this thing in good working order for the least amount of extra $ possible, and more importantly without damaging the integrity of the grill. Condition Report: The ceramic body itself is in good shape with no major cracks or chips. There are a few issues that need to be addressed however: The upper part of the interior has some green staining. I assume this is from algae/moss since I live in the PNW. Any tips on how to gently clean this, or should I just do a burnout when I get the rest set up? The felt gaskets are in pretty bad shape and will need to be replaced (tips on cleaning and removing gunk would be welcome too). The wire mesh gasket is mostly intact but has come loose. Does anyone know of an adhesive that would be safe to use to re-attach it? I'm not sure what to call this, but the hole that helps align the hinge on the back side of the band has been worn quite a bit. Making the hole about 1 1/2" long and the ceramic a bit crumbly there (see pic). Does anyone know of any substance I could safely patch this with, and how best to reattach the bands? Missing parts: At that low of a price I wasn't too concerned about replacing a few parts, but after price checking I found I need approx $400-$450 in replacement parts. I can get most of these from BBQ Guys, but I figured I would reach out to the community here and see if people had recommendations for third party replacements, custom ideas, or (fingers crossed) extra parts that they need to get rid of. Here is a list of what I need: Firebox Deflector Grill Grates Flex cooking rack (is this necessary or is there another way to grill/smoke without it?) Replacement Gasket kit Missing the upper half of the cart, not sure if I will try and purchase that, or make a custom table I will be focusing on grilling and smoking with this grill, so I don't really need some of the specialty items. I know this is a lot of information/questions, so don't feel like you have to address everything, but if you have some advice on any of the subjects, I'd greatly appreciate it. Thanks and happy grilling!
  4. This weekend I broke my firebox and don't know if its too old to repair because of parts. Can someone please help me. This grill has been in my family for over 40 years. Im Devistated!
  5. As a s follow-up to my first Grill dome restoration (see http://www.kamadoguru.com/topic/10848-grill-dome-rebuild-project/?p=118416), I'm planning a second Grill Dome restoration later this year. One consideration will be to re-glaze instead of a re-paint. Unlike other Kamado's that use a glazed surface, Grill Dome's have a heat resistant paint surface. The challenge will be to locate a local potter equipped with a kiln large enough to fit the GD. If it proves successful, I may also choose to repaint my original rebuilt GD (see picture below) as it has since chipped again due to some issues with the refinishing process. Just curious - for those of you who own glazed Kamados (i.e. Vision, BGE, KJoe), have you ever experienced any issues with the finish?
  6. Hello all, We have a blue tile #7 that has gracefully endured the extremes of Boston weather uncovered for well over a dozen years, still cooking, but needs some TLC. I am looking for 1) directions on how to reset the tiles that have fallen off over the years, our attempt failed , 2) suggestions as to replacement or substitutions for what Richard called the Lumpsaver (the vessel used to contain the lump coal above the firebox), 3) a replacement handle for the draft door opening, which is also where the gas control is - ours is black ceramic ( handle works fine, but is chipped), and lastly 4) suggestions about what to use inside the grill to secure the frame that the draft door/gas control rods ride when opening and closing - I used furnace cement, but it failed. I know it is a lot to , but advice or suggestions on even one item would be much appreciated - this BBQ has a lifetime of grilling left in her yet! cheers, Nancy
  7. So, I got my Joetisserie and began to look for a replacement motor in case after a year my motor failed. The joetisserie motor is .model RM-A101, and conveniently enough Onlyfire has the exact same model number motor that looks identical. Here is the link on Amazon for Canada, same item would be for the USA. https://www.amazon.ca/Universal-Replacement-Stainless-Rotisserie-Aftermarket/dp/B00X7RKFWG/ref=asc_df_B00X7RKFWG/?tag=googlemobshop-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=293002225578&hvpos=1o1&hvnetw=g&hvrand=1174210165666426299&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=m&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9000793&hvtargid=pla-502873780552&psc=1&th=1 I ordered by both, and the stainless is going back, it does not match for reasons below. Now this says it's rated for 20lbs and is 4 watts just like the Kamado Joe one except the kamado Joe says 50 lbs. which I find odd. Also the stainless steel one on Amazon is a RM-A201 and the bolt pattern does not .match the Kamado Joe plate if you have to swap plates. The description says it has anti backlash gears. It's not stronger for those looking for more power but this will allow you to swap adaptor plates and have a backup motor in case your motor dies during a spin possibly and this will get you back up and ruunnig. It's cheap insurance. Can't upload photos from where I am but will try later. Oh the joetisserie cord is longer.
  8. So, came across a sad looking Kamado Joe that needed to come home with me. I got it for a steal in my opinion, was very glad most of the parts were there and no damage to the bottom. I've already e-mailed KJ and I can order a new dome through a dealer, trying to assess what else I will need. Looks like: New vent cap New Latch New Handle Side trays Possible new top dome straps possibly new grate for firebox I do have the nesting bed for it with casters which is nice. I'm pretty pumped as it has all the new stuff on it, hinge, ash box, fiberglass gasket. I do have the Deluth Forge one already and I love it, but I have been wanting to upgrade to the KJ, really want to upgrade to the Big Joe, maybe I'll fix up this one and sell both and get the Big Joe, who knows. Wifey says one has to go at least! What do you guys, think, fairly easy fix? Here is to hoping some of the small stuff isn't crazy expensive, was very pleased with the price of the dome from KJ UGH, not letting me upload right now...will try later
  9. Here's my video on Kamado Joe Gasket replacement. Even though this is a Kamado Joe demo, the process should be the same or very similar for any ceramic kamado grill...
  10. Over a year ago I was cooking pizza and suffered a single crack in my fire bowl. It grew over time and 1 turned in to 2. Next thing you know the fire bowl was in 2 pieces kinda just sitting down in there. I just kept cooking and could have left it that way for a very long time but I needed to do a good cleaning so the time was right. Before I go any further I want to let you know that I didn't need to do this, I have a new fire bowl in my garage right now. I am a curious person though and I want to see how long I can go from one fire bowl. This method should work on any ceramic kamado. Material: T304 lock wire small 1/4"-3/16' mason bit cutters pliers Pull the fire bowl out and clean it up. Put it together, use a strap etc to hold it in place. Drill a pair of holes down the crack - 3, maybe 4 depending. Push the wire through and twist it tight with the pliers while carefully setting the crack in place as you go. BAM! That's it. All better. And now despair. I discovered another hairline crack while doing this repair, this tells me that over time the fire bowl will slowly crumble. We'll see how long it takes. You can just see it in this photo, it leads off of crack #2 and is about a foot long at this point and it is all the way through.
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