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Family Heirloom Imperial #3 Re-Done


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Hello Again ~ After much searching, reading, and scrounging around here and other sites in the BBQ / Kamado Web World, I boldly went where I had feared to go for close to 10 years.  The precious Kamado that I inherited from my parents - and fought with a sibling to get - received a long overdue touch up.  I realize how fortunate I am to have this amazing Imperial Kamado #3. - perfect in all ways except the external finish and no gaskets - yet.

After a good cleaning, I used high temp engine paints to create a finish that is inspired by what I think it looked like when my parents purchased it from the Pachinko Palace way back when.  I did take photos along the way.  I dabble in the art world, and really like to DIY, so this was a really fun project.  These are the before and after photos. (I posted the before when I joined a while back.)

 

 

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Thank you and thanks for the suggestion. Strangely, I was looking at feet today and curious if terricotta garden pot feet would work. The upside down terracotta planter that it sits on is hollow, so I wondered if the heat would dissipate through it somewhat.  Stability concerns of adding another layer make me a bit nervous.  Cracking the bottom is a horrible thought!

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22 hours ago, CoyoteCook said:

Thank you and thanks for the suggestion. Strangely, I was looking at feet today and curious if terricotta garden pot feet would work. The upside down terracotta planter that it sits on is hollow, so I wondered if the heat would dissipate through it somewhat.  Stability concerns of adding another layer make me a bit nervous.  Cracking the bottom is a horrible thought!

 

That's exactly what I did for my KJ JR.  Painted them red and they look IMHO, great.  And with the color scheme you have they would blend in pretty good.  I would be careful with the balance like you said.  Figure out something to stabilize it when the lid is open.  Place 1 foot under the hinge and space the other ones out accordingly, or put more than 3 under it.  They do heat up on the bottom.

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I bought some that I like on good ol' eBay. A NC seller is selling them in lots of 6, which gives me set-up options. They are very plain and appear to be low to the ground, which eases my mind on the stability isssue.  In case someone who is interested. "Set of 2 - Concrete Pot Feet 3 Count Each Box"  6 feet in total.

 

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