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New Classic II (I Couldn't Resist)


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Hey guys, I am new here and recently purchased an Akorn.  It's a nice grill for sure, I have not done any big cooks on it, just simple chicken breast, hamburgers and hot dogs.  Anyways I ran across a grill that I just couldn't pass up.

 

I bought a new/never used Classic II off of someone who won it at a casino.  It was delivered to her house and set up on it's base, the fire box and Command and Conquer system was still in it's packaging inside of the grill.  I paid $750 for it!  I got it home and all set up and I am currently doing a pork tenderloin to break it in.  I've got a couple questions though.

 

Registering the Grill - The original owner never registered the grill, which is a good thing I think.  Now when I go to register it will I have any problems?  I've read that Kamado Joe's customer service is outstanding so I am not anticipating any issues.  When registering your grill online is asks "Where did you purchase your grill? (Store Name)".  What should I put in that box?

 

Rain - The grill sat out in the previous owners back yard uncovered for a month.  Is there anything that I should worry about because of that?  I will be storing it in my garage so no issues with water now.

 

Hinge Adjustment - The hinge adjustment seems like a pain.  Trying to get a good grip on my tiny 7mm wrench while turning the 9/16 nut is a bit difficult.  Maybe I am just babying it since it's new and not putting enough muscle into it!  My 7mm socket doesn't hold the bottom part of the hinge assemble very well at all, maybe, my socket is a bit over sized or something.  Has anyone experienced the same thing?

 

Anyways, so far I am very happy with both grills and hopefully soon I will get some long low and slow cooks in and post some pics.  Here are a few of the new Classic II!

 

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Congrats on your score. Being outside shouldn't have any effect on it as long as it was closed and the vent was close.  Enjoy, Happy cooking and I guess we will see the Akorn on eBay soon....

 

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All hardware should be metric since it was built in China. That KJ has the new segmented firebox, so I assume it has the new "million dollar" hinge--you should not have problems with it yet. What are you trying to adjust with it?


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Thanks for all the comments guys! I wanted to adjust the hinge because the lid wasn't staying up. If I just barely touched it then it would start to close. I want to tweak it just a bit.

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1 hour ago, Andy87 said:

Another question, what are the 4 screws for that come with the grate gripper tool?

For what ever reason the screws that are used for the stand come in the box with the grate gripper. You may have thought the stand is gravity loaded, but no, needs those screws.

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50 minutes ago, Andy87 said:

Crap!  The warranty is only for the original purchaser...so would that be the casino?  Lol, that sucks. 

I can't imagine that is true. If so then Lowes would be the original purchaser, and anybody buying from Lowes would be sol. 

 

Now, might be a dit diff since you are 3 rd purchaser, not 2nd.

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1 minute ago, prowe said:

For what ever reason the screws that are used for the stand come in the box with the grate gripper. You may have thought the stand is gravity loaded, but no, needs those screws.

Thanks prowe

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