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Pit boss 24" ceramic - broken cover


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19 hours ago, EZ smoke said:

 

Dang it... too far away! If you were local to me I could hook you up with one. In any case, good luck.

Bummer! Thanks anyway! Assuming you're a dealer of sorts, how much would you have charged for it? 

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I'm not a dealer. Danson's sent me a replacement because the K24 I purchased new, was delivered with a decent sized chip out of it. So, the one I have sitting in the garage has a chip in it but is fully functional. It could be painted and used by somebody looking to get in to one cheap. With that being said it would need to be someone local to me because shipping it would be a nightmare. LOL

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Hi guys, just wanted to follow up on this post with an update! Huge shout out to pitboss customer service on this one! They are going to send me a new lid, charcoal plate, heat shield all under a warranty claim! Super excited to get it installed and start learning new techniques. Now will just need to figure out how to install it straight so it lines up right with the latch\spring, and look at getting that heat gasket replaced at the same time because it does look rough... 

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Thanks for that! Great instructions for a newbie... Here's a question for ya, I assume it would be ok if I installed a new gasket on the older base and it wouldn't have a problem "pairing" with the brand new stock gasket that should be on the new lid?? I would assume they don't NEED to match but maybe that's a bad assumption?

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16 hours ago, Murphcm said:

Thanks for that! Great instructions for a newbie... Here's a question for ya, I assume it would be ok if I installed a new gasket on the older base and it wouldn't have a problem "pairing" with the brand new stock gasket that should be on the new lid?? I would assume they don't NEED to match but maybe that's a bad assumption?

If it were me, I would want both gaskets to be from the same manufacture, and from the same matched set. As a side note since replacing the gaskets does expend some effort, I would also  want the gaskets I used to be of the  high heat nomex variety which has a proven longer wear time than stock felt gaskets. Thickness and width do matter, it is all a matter of angles and geometry, you want the dome to sit perfectly flat on top of the kettle and be as perfectly aligned right to left as possible. One thing to keep in mind as you are working around and with the hinge and the bands is that the hinge is spring loaded. You don't want it to pop open and jerk out of your hands, as that could both injure you, and possible damage your ceramic components. I read a post once about that happening as one of the springs became unattached while under tension and shot across the room (luckily no harm no foul).  If the bands and hinge assembly is still attached to your kettle I would zip tie it in the closed position so it can not spring open. loosen the top band and with a friends help work the dome with the new gasket already attached, trough the band so it sits flat on the kettle gasket to gasket. Have your friend apply downward pressure on the dome and check to see that it sits right all the way around. When your satisfied with the alignment, have your friend continue to apply pressure while you tighten the bands. I would do one bolt on alternating sides of the dome to keep the pressure even.  When you get everything tight, you can check you alignment by opening the lid and laying a dollar bill over the gasket. When you close the lid the gaskets should apply enough pressure to make you feel some resistance as you pull the dollar bill through the gaskets. You can repeat this "Dollar Bill Test" in the front, sides, and back of the kettle to see if you have gaps or uneven pressure. Best of luck. Let us know how it turns out.  

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On 8/19/2021 at 5:30 AM, Grill1234 said:

Where do I find a firebox and heat deflector for pit boss pk24 ceramic.  Can't find it online.

 If you search for either pittboss Dansons or Louisiana grills they are all the same company

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