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swamprb 04-20-2008 05:09 PM

**Imperial Kamado** CL Score/Restoration Project
 
I just love it when things come together! I responded to a craigslist ad on Thursday, it said "ceramic hibachi, flowerpot or yard art $15." I talked the guy into holding it for me until Saturday and pulling the ad, it was over an hours drive away from me, but I was going to be in the area for my daughters Volleyball Tournament. Turns out it was 2 miles away from the school!

Imperial Kamado Modern Style Medium

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t...s/100_2501.jpg

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t...s/100_2500.jpg

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t...s/100_2499.jpg

Replacement parts are not available for these Japanese Imperial Kamados, but the stainless Steel draft door from BGE will fit and not rust out. The firebox will be a challenge but some refractory cement should do the job and I'm up to it! 16" grill and 24" tall, it should fit in nicely with my Modern Large.

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t...s/100_2502.jpg

IK in an old BGE trolley

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t...s/100_2498.jpg

Another Kamado rescued! $15

Daughter's team, Rain City Thunder won the Domino's Pizza 16U Divison I Volleyball Tournament- Priceless!

thillin 04-20-2008 06:04 PM

First one I've seen with the bottom taperred like that. Keep us updated on your newest score.

Smokin Gator 04-20-2008 06:10 PM

Another nice score by one of my favorite NW reclamation specialists@@@

swamprb 04-20-2008 06:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thillin (Post 618057)
First one I've seen with the bottom taperred like that. Keep us updated on your newest score.

I've got a Large Modern and they were only made from 1974-1986 and discontinued. That's why I'm really excited about this one! The Large has the tapered bottom also. Or as Dr.BBQ once called it a "shaved tail"!
http://imperialkamado.com/i_japaneseKamadoHibachi.htm

I'm still kind of kicking myself for walking away on 9" clay Kamado some time ago. It was a Traditional #0, similar in size of a Mini Big Green Egg. At the time I thought it was too much to pay $50, but I've yet to see another.

smokeydog 04-20-2008 09:17 PM

Another K owner
 
Your the man, way to go. I used my #4 tonight for chicken, turned out great. Keep up the good work. Smokeydog

McClung 04-20-2008 09:27 PM

Dude, did you just get that in Tacoma?

swamprb 04-20-2008 10:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by McClung (Post 618199)
Dude, did you just get that in Tacoma?

Yup! Way outta my CL retrieval range, but since I was going to be in Spanaway it wasn't out of the way. The pic in the posting was pretty poor and it was a gamble that paid off.

McClung 04-20-2008 10:55 PM

I was mad that I missed that but my neighbored just gave me a bunch of razor clams they got at Ocean Shores today so life is good again!

Norcoredneck 04-20-2008 11:09 PM

Man you need a Craigslist intervention. Can't wait to see the rehab finished.

Brauma 04-20-2008 11:13 PM

So thats what they look like. I just answered an ad for "an original Big green egg". But when I called the guy says it has a reddish color. Hmm. I think its one of these Kamados.

Single Fin Smoker 04-21-2008 02:15 AM

Yeah Brian! Stop scoring so much chit on the CL and making the rest of us feel bad.

swamprb 04-21-2008 04:12 AM

Hey! I sold my Red Weber Bar-B-Q-Kettle and one of the rotisseries on craigslist this weekend so I am downsizing some! Still available on CL/Seattle:

http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/for/645275034.html SOLD!!! $50

http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/for/645267735.html

Rick's Tropical Delight 04-21-2008 06:51 AM

nice! checking craiglist now...........

swamprb 04-21-2008 11:27 PM

***Let the Restoration Begin!***
 
Took it apart today and scraped off the crud and other than the firebox its in pretty decent shape.

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t...s/100_2504.jpg

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t...s/100_2508.jpg

Anybody like puzzles?

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t...s/100_2506.jpg

Tools of the trade, JB-Weld and Hercules Furnace Cement

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t...s/100_2507.jpg

Cut the bolt heads off to remove the slider

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t...s/100_2505.jpg

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t...s/100_2509.jpg

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t...s/100_2510.jpg

If it doesn't warm up I may have to work on it in the Family room, I won't make any points with the OL!

Brauma 04-21-2008 11:38 PM

You da man, Brian!! Keep the pics coming.

I'm hoping the reddish egg listed on CL 2 hours away doesnt get bought before I get down there but if so, I'll keep looking for a BGE.


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