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Old 05-06-2012, 09:20 AM   #1
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Default New 22 yr old Imperial Kamado

Found this in my grandfather's shed last weekend. Restored it yesterday and am smoking pork today!

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Old 05-06-2012, 09:25 AM   #2
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Some of the restoration pics:

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This thing had several hairline cracks. JB Weld did the trick.

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Inside shot of crack repair

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High heat resistant paint. Even though this puppy will never see temps above 325F.

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Old 05-06-2012, 09:36 AM   #3
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Very cool! Was the handle facing down like that? I think it faces up.
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Old 05-06-2012, 09:41 AM   #4
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Old 05-06-2012, 10:20 AM   #5
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Very cool! Was the handle facing down like that? I think it faces up.
Thank you. I'm very pleased with it.

Yes, that's the original orientation- or at least thats how it was when i found it (as shown in the green photo). It swivels up and down, there are stops that allow it to go up to about 1/4" higher than horizontal.
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Old 05-06-2012, 10:24 AM   #6
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1 hour in and the inside air temp is holding steady at 265-267. This is much easier than I expected.

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Old 05-06-2012, 02:43 PM   #7
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Awesome! Great score!
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Old 05-06-2012, 02:50 PM   #8
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I bet your Grandfather is proud!
Awesome restoration!
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Old 05-06-2012, 04:16 PM   #9
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That's really cool man. Looks fantastic.
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Old 05-06-2012, 04:21 PM   #10
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That looks just like the one I just got my son for $20. Hes a HAPPY BOY.

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Old 05-06-2012, 05:01 PM   #11
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That looks just like the one I just got my son for $20. Hes a HAPPY BOY.

You stole that one!!!!
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Old 05-06-2012, 05:44 PM   #12
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Great scores.. Nice restore
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Old 05-15-2012, 09:15 PM   #13
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Smile Gotta love Grandpa!!! He took good care of that!

Ive picked up a few of these over the past 2 years, and love them!!!!! I have learned a lot on this site about them too. If you have problems with the JB weld, then you will need to go get some of that furnace and fireplace adhesive. It really works super good. Here is my restore, it is a little outside the box for color, but it is what I like!!! I just ordered a official replacement cover for mine.
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1 hour in and the inside air temp is holding steady at 265-267. This is much easier than I expected.

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Ive picked up a few of these over the past 2 years, and love them!!!!! I have learned a lot on this site about them too. If you have problems with the JB weld, then you will need to go get some of that furnace and fireplace adhesive. It really works super good. Here is my restore, it is a little outside the box for color, but it is what I like!!! I just ordered a official replacement cover for mine.

Nice work.
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