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golfpro2301

Hammered KK

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Hello everyone. First post om this forum. Usually float around the bbq brethren as I am a competition cook but ran into an unusual experience. Boss had a friend that had a 23" KK sitting in the garage that was beat up pretty bad with a hammer. I got pictures of it and went to see it in person and it is pretty bad but figured I would take a chance and try to salvage it. Called Dennis and he said I can use Rutland refractory cement in the large gauges. There are probably 400-500 tiles that need to be replaced as well as thermometer and latch. The latch still locks but bent all to hell. Only thing missing is the BBQ Guru knob. Some one on the brethren site mentioned a member on here fixed a broken latch one time. Anyone know who it was and how they did it. Also, what would be easiest way to remove tiles. A lot of them are not bunched together but individual ones in between nice ones. I was thinking of using a dremel with either a cutting wheel or a grout removal tool. Also do you think the tile spacers you get at lowes would be correct width for these? All help would be GREATLY appreciated as I try to rebuild this thing to like new condition. Dennis has been a tremendous help. I know it will take many hours but figured I would give it a shot. Below are some pictures. Color is metallic bronze. IMG_55181.jpgIMG_55171.jpgIMG9555161.jpg

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Must have been a really pissed off significant other. 

I was the one who did a latch fix. It was a really bent up latch. I'll post again tomorrow morning. Time to go to bed. 

Charles 

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That pains me to look at it. Agree with @ckreef, looks like a crime of passion. good luck with the rebuild!

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When you really want to hurt a guy take a hammer to what he loves!

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1. I am looking at that wondering what would posses someone to do that and 2. From the pictures, it looks like this kk is relatively intact. That is impressive.


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This is painful to look at!!! It’s as disturbing as Wounded Warrior and neglected animals commercials. Just not right.

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Here are some more up close photos I took when I went to look at it. 1 quick question is I have to secure this on my porch trailer. Can I use the rear spring and front handle a tie down points? Will they be strong enough to handle the force of ratchet straps?

 

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that's some batshit craziness right there.  hope it was worth it :D

 

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It looks like almost all of it is just tile damage.. the insulation looks intact.  Let's talk, we'll get ya all fixed up!

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Wow someone chucked a wobbly looks like the latch is just bent could probably just replace it .whilst it's not good to see a KK being treated like that it's good to know it will stand up to a beating lol. I'm pretty sure though that if I seen someone do that to mine they would not be standing. Amazing. looking forward to your first cook

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If that was a "wife" that did it, I wouldn't mess with her. If she bent that latch, I'd say "OK, you can buy those shoes. Jesus!"

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"Can I use the rear spring and front handle a tie down points? "

I would recommend that you not use the handle and rear spring as tie down points for transportation.

Creating a repeatable transport mode for the porch trailer is a challenge.

Maybe chock the wheels and secure it in a corner where you can pad the two sides against the trailer and use a strap across the front.

That is truly a shame what was done to that cooker.

 

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I think I was married to that lady once........................

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Can I use the brackets that the shelves are attached to? Problem is on the porch of my trailer I will not be able to secure against a wall as all tie down points are on floor so straps would slide down to the feet. I wish I could get it inside the trailer as I could secure it against a wall. Could I wrap it up in a bunch of moving blankets and lay it down? How hard would it be for two guys to lay it down and lift it back up?

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This is how I moved my 19" TT KK (twice).........................You can't see it but I screwed 2x4's to the trailer in front and In back of the grill to help keep it from sliding.   It didn't move at all.

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Welcome to the forum I was the one that recommended that you come and talk to ckreef.  He fixed a latch for Dennis and did a great job.  

Working with Dennis that thing will be perfect once done.  If you don't mind me asking what did you wind up paying for it?

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What a crying shame.  I went out and hugged my KK just now.  I would kiss it, but the cold would make my tongue stick to the tiles.

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What a crying shame.  I went out and hugged my KK just now.  I would kiss it, but the cold would make my tongue stick to the tiles.


Tongue would be involved??????

I love my kk. But really??? ;). Hahahaha JK, JK!!!!

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Was the EX, hopefully it is and EX, employed by the Air National Guard and took it for a ride in a C-130 and kicked it out??  Man, that is abuse for sure...  Was the EX smart enough to attack the interior??

 

 

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