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Unread 04-21-2008, 11:51 PM   #16
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Mark, it sounds like a clay Kamado thats been overheated or weathered. It might be worth the drive to check it out.

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When you are done with it I am sure it will look as good as new.
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I could not resist after seeing the Komados. We have a bit of a Komado club going here in Australia.
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Wow no support under cookers?
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I could not resist after seeing the Komados. We have a bit of a Komado club going here in Australia.
Welcome to the Brethren! Introduce yourself over at the Cattle Call and give us a little insight on your cookers! Thats a nice setup you have there, it is unique to see the Kamados "hanging loose"! Is that a Wok on the left?
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Default **Firebox Repairs Part I **

First part of the firebox repairs. Fit all the pieces together and used JB-Weld in small batches on the cracked joints.



Put some weight around it to help hold the joints together while the epoxy cures.



After the JB-Weld cures, I'll build up the firebox with Furnace Cement to fill in the missing pieces. This will probably take the longest to repair. Any color suggestions?
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Pics of Japanese Kamado production.
http://www.imperialkamado.com/i_history_02.htm
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Pics of Japanese Kamado production.
http://www.imperialkamado.com/i_history_02.htm

Great history of the Kamodo. Would it be possible to find a potter that could mold you a firebox/kiln dry it? Though it wouldnt be original it would be functional.
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Very cool... Can't wait to the next installment!!!!
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Where did you get the high heat furnace cement?
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Where did you get the high heat furnace cement?
Ace Hardware.

Hercules High-Heat Furnace Cement No. 35-515

Rutland makes some but I've not tried it.
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I wonder if you can use some of the high heat cement to build a "ECB" type version of a ceramic cooker?
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Default **Firebox Repair Step II**

OK- A couple days and two coats of JB-Weld epoxy on the firebox and its one solid piece again. Now I'm filling in the missing sections with Furnace Cement.



I used some fiberglass drywall tape for the cement to adhere to. When it dries and cures, I'll remove it and feather the cement to the contour of the firebox.

Removed all the paint from the lid and gave it a coat of Hi-Temp paint for a base.



Bead blasted the band hinge and daisy wheel vent, and then a coat of paint.





To be continued...
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Hmmmm, you must not be a good KC employee otherwise you would have done all that at work!
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Maybe you can add Kamado fixer to your resume. Your work looks great makes me feel bad that I didnt take mine apart and do a complete remodel. Keep on truckin, looks like you could give classes or open a story. SD
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