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golfpro2301

Hammered KK

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Like watching surgery. :shock:

Never seen that grate before. Might be from a model year earlier than mine or not a KK part at all. 

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You're doing a great job. Very interesting project. 

I don't think that grate is part of the original KK. Did you get a lump basket that sits down in the firebox? 

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Yes I have the charcoal basket and every rack. Only thing missing is the plug on the side.

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That's the older ash screen that goes inside of the front lower ash door. That has since been replaced with a new design.


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It is great to be able to follow along with this project. Thanks. You sure are making lots of progress. :) 

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Great job on the latch . Atleast you have square tiles I think these would be much easier to replace than pebbles


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I agree,  looks better already. 

 

 

 

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Quick question. I was reading thru a broken tile thread where water was escaping when heated up. Since I just layed down new refractory cement on top should I crank it up to high heat to get out any water or is that not needed?

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2 hours ago, golfpro2301 said:

Quick question. I was reading thru a broken tile thread where water was escaping when heated up. Since I just layed down new refractory cement on top should I crank it up to high heat to get out any water or is that not needed?

That is a good question. How long does it say for the cement to be fully cured (not just dry)?

 

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3 hours ago, golfpro2301 said:

Quick question. I was reading thru a broken tile thread where water was escaping when heated up. Since I just layed down new refractory cement on top should I crank it up to high heat to get out any water or is that not needed?

That is a good question and i bet Dennis has the right ans for that

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Cement fully cure 24hrs. I ran into a problem that I need your guys help with on best solution. I was emaximining remaining broken tiles on top and noticed the camlp these was a crack at bottom of grout. Checked under cap and the whole thing is cracked all the way across. I have been hammering out center of each tile to remove but am afraid to do it on this. Wondering if I spread coat of cement covering both halves if that would help

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I suspect there might be a very high temperature adhesive that might fuse these 2 halves back together.  Just smearing something surface probably would not work since getting the surface clean enough for whatever to adhere would be unlikely.

 

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 Probably the best answer to this is call Dennis and show him the picture you can probably tell you what to do. 

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Yep Bruce, that is the first place to go.  The guy that builds them knows best!

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golfpro........................check out this THREAD

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Thanks Jon. I don't think mine has as shards in it. It was built in 2012. If it doesn't looks like Inneed to come up with solution as Dennis said in that post it is probably to late. I had a crazy idea that may work. I ,Amy cut a long rectangle piece out on bottom roughly 1.5 in wide and 1/2in deep. Then scoop in a small amount of refractory cement then a piece of metal flat bar and cover it all back up with cement again. I saw this done with ceramic pots and copper wire.

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Welcome.  I have seen non-KK cracked fireboxes drilled and wired together with success......your crazy idea might just work. :smt023 

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I think I would ask Dennis what a new cap would cost, and then you tile it with the same tiles you remove from your existing trashed cap so it all you KK tiles matched.

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I don't think that will work what he would have to do is send his old Top to Dennis and Dennis would recast the cement around the bracket that  is in the side  the old cap

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someone else just sent the tiles and the bolt back to Dennis and he made them a new cap.  Perhaps you should do the same.

As for the side tables, you should buy a teak wood treatment kit.  Wilburpan on this site recommended a brand.  The side tables came out beautiful, do not use stain!

Patience as this is a fun project and a smoking deal once all fixed up. Dennis is your life line here and will answer everything.

Slow and steady and you are going to have one hell of a gem when it is all finished!

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