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Kamado K7 Restoration

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On 8/9/2017 at 0:08 AM, KamoZ said:

Since the K7 was disassembled, it's not that complicated to load it in the vehicle. You can also use towing truck parts if you have a trailer to help you transport it easily. By the way, any updates about it.

Yep, I started another thread on this group about it. It's been a bit dormant recently, been busy... Hope I can get back to restoring it soon. 

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On 8/14/2017 at 2:51 PM, coferj said:

So, the refractory cement that I used on the interior of the kettle has started to flake off. I haven't had any blazes in the kettle, so this is a bit surprising. It was the Do-All plus refractory cement. Any recommendations on what to come back with? 

when i  contacted John @ Galaxy  Outdoors   Las Vegas.... for tiles a fire basket and other  things to restore my K7 he sent me a dry   product    to coat and or fill  didnt really say  what  the content was.. but said he sold it to customers who wanted to prolong the life interior of the kamado... i used to fill the cracks and wiped it clean with a sponge only filling cracks.. this spring 3 yrs later and hundreds of cooks...  developed a crack from the lower damper door half way around to back.. i used this after cleaning and wetting before applying with a rubber float an actual coating on the lower half  under the fire box only about an 1/8 to a 1/16 thick...   so far so good holding up well.. 

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2 hours ago, marauders said:

when i  contacted John @ Galaxy  Outdoors   Las Vegas.... for tiles a fire basket and other  things to restore my K7 he sent me a dry   product    to coat and or fill  didnt really say  what  the content was.. but said he sold it to customers who wanted to prolong the life interior of the kamado... i used to fill the cracks and wiped it clean with a sponge only filling cracks.. this spring 3 yrs later and hundreds of cooks...  developed a crack from the lower damper door half way around to back.. i used this after cleaning and wetting before applying with a rubber float an actual coating on the lower half  under the fire box only about an 1/8 to a 1/16 thick...   so far so good holding up well.. 

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Ok, I'll give him a call and see if he can provide some insight. Thanks @marauders

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I have a RJ Kamado K7 which I purchased directly from Richard.  Can't recall the exact year but would guess it was 7-10 years ago.  I've developed a large crack in the lower bowl and would like to repair it.  Was hoping to do so from the interior and without need of removing tiles.  I would surmise from your prior post that were I to use refractory cement and strap it until cured that it would probably crack again once the straps were removed and it were heated.  Thus the need for the wires and removal of the tiles.  I am more interested in function than in aesthetics at this point.  Would filling the crack with refractory cement cause any problems?  I've seen multiple products mentioned.  Do you have any recommendations between the following:  Sanatite Refractory Mortar, Rutland Refractory Cement, Rutland Fireplace Patch and Rutland Dry Mix 211?  You may noted the original fire basket is falling apart.  Was planning to buy a new rod basket from GalaxyOutdoors.com.  Thanks for the link.

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 that is quite a large fill   dremel grinder wheel from the inside..... steel wire inserted into the opening ......... ive used kiln cement with great success  amaco brand from https://www.amazon.com/Amaco-Prepared-Kiln-Cement-Jar/dp/B0044S9CE4/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1518476842&sr=8-3-fkmr0&keywords=amaco+kiln+c. the kiln cement sets fast the strapping needs to ready when applying the cement  .. john galaxy outdoors can get you the coating  after the repair .. i under stand that pool tile  grout is used on the outside   

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