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Old 02-15-2013, 09:12 PM
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Wanted to update this thread with my refurbishment. Ended up getting this from my wife's grandmother. The story is her husband was in the service, and brought this back from Japan in the late 50s, maybe early 60s. Had been sitting outside in the same darn spot for its entire life. I also have the original paperwork for it.

Brought it home, and cleaned it up. Skimmed some posts on the big green egg, and ordered some paint. Here's a before and after! Fired it up first to see what I was up against. Installed a Rutland gasket. No temp gauge on this one, so I used my wife's kitchen thermometer. She was real excited about that one :-)

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Old 02-16-2013, 02:46 PM
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Too cool!
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Old 02-16-2013, 03:18 PM
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Wanted to update this thread with my refurbishment. Ended up getting this from my wife's grandmother. The story is her husband was in the service, and brought this back from Japan in the late 50s, maybe early 60s. Had been sitting outside in the same darn spot for its entire life. I also have the original paperwork for it.

Brought it home, and cleaned it up. Skimmed some posts on the big green egg, and ordered some paint. Here's a before and after! Fired it up first to see what I was up against. Installed a Rutland gasket. No temp gauge on this one, so I used my wife's kitchen thermometer. She was real excited about that one :-)

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Really cool. I read that the original ones were white and were from asia. (I forget where). Maybe you shouldn't have painted it??
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Old 02-17-2013, 12:37 AM
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Old 02-17-2013, 08:57 AM
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if you can afford a MasterCraft, you should buy A Green Egg.....it will change your life
Agreed!

I have a large and a small and use one or the other several time per night. In my large, the small disc with the holes that holds the charcoal in the firebox finally failed after 7-8 years. That is the only part I've had to replace.
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Old 02-17-2013, 09:06 AM
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Agreed!

I have a large and a small and use one or the other several time per night. In my large, the small disc with the holes that holds the charcoal in the firebox finally failed after 7-8 years. That is the only part I've had to replace.
That disk failed in my large BGE along with the firebox. Firebox was covered under warranty.
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At least the warranty covered it.
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Old 02-17-2013, 01:12 PM
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At least the warranty covered it.
Yea, and no receipt necessary. I couldn't even remember what year I had bought it in. They had it in their computer. It was 9 years ago. They didn't warranty the metal disk though. It was cheap enough.
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Old 02-17-2013, 01:26 PM
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Yea, and no receipt necessary. I couldn't even remember what year I had bought it in. They had it in their computer. It was 9 years ago. They didn't warranty the metal disk though. It was cheap enough.
My box has cracked and I bought it here locally. I contacted BGE and they demanded a receipt. I'm still digging and looking!
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Old 02-17-2013, 05:52 PM
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My box has cracked and I bought it here locally. I contacted BGE and they demanded a receipt. I'm still digging and looking!
All they required was a picture of the damaged fire box in my case. But I went through the store I purchased it from.
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