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I just bought a used primo kamado grill and am trying to figure out the correct set up and if there are any parts I might be missing.  The grill came with the stand, firebox and grill.  It has been used very little. the lady I purchased it from said they used it only once and didn't like it.  I only paid $100.00 so I feel like I got a very good deal.  The questions I have are mostly about the fire box and how it should be set up.  When I got it had three small ceramic "spacers" under the fire box and a ceramic plate with holes for airflow.  Should these "spacers" (they look a lot like feet) be there and how should they be arranged?  Also, do I need a steel coal grate or do I place the coals directly on the bottom of the firebox?  Any Help You could give would definitely be appreciated.

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:welcome: cbrockman.  At $100, I'd say you stole that Primo.  Congratulations on getting a screaming deal.

There are no ceramic "spacers" between the firebox and and the base on my PrimoXL. There is an protective, oval-shaped ceramic plate that sits in the bottom of the firebox right on the floor of the base and below the cast iron bottom fire grate.  You should NOT place the charcoal directly on the floor of the base, even with the ceramic oval in place.  This could cause the base to overheat and possibly crack.  At a minimum, it will restrict airflow from the bottom and will likely result in difficulty achieving and holding desired temperatures.  Always use the vented cast iron bottom grate as the base for your charcoal.  If your Primo did not come with this CI grate, You should get one from Primo before cooking.

 

Hope this helps.

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After removing the firebox, I found that the "spacers" the previous owner used beneath the firebox were actually the three ceramic feet that came with the unit to mount it in a table.  I'm not sure what that did to their cooking experience, other than making the firebox wobbly. I've ordered a new coal grate and am really looking forward to firing it up soon.  Thank you all for your input! 

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So, here is a pic of my Hundred dollar Primo.  Ther's some rust on the cradle and I've already bought new coasters.  I've got a chunk of mesquite that I'm making a new handle out of..  A little elbow grease and I think she'll be great.

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It's not green.  It's dark grey. Just lousy lighting.  It does say primo on the top vent and Primo Kamado in raised letters in the ceramic lid.  The identification on the back says it is a model 771.

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upon further research online, I'm wondering what's up with my grill.  by all appearances, it is a Primo grill, but it is not black like every other one I see online.  It is gray.  it has been outside in the south texas weather for a while and has a little rust on the bands.  The wooden handle is really dried out,, but I plan on replacing the handle and touching up the bands. The cooking surface and all the interior surfaces appear almost new, so I think it has been neglected rather than used.  Whatever the case, I fully intend to clean it up, fix it up and heat it up in the near future.  I'll post other pics as it comes along.  Thanks again for all the input and info, as a newbie to all things kamado I need all the help I can get.

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