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New addition to the family

Postby Sodaking27 » Sat Mar 31, 2018 3:24 pm

After looking at these every time we went to Walmart, I finally took the plunge today.
Pit Boss Austin XL. Was really impressed how well this thing was packaged. Discovered that there were a couple of scratches on the pellet hopper though. Had to happen before it was packaged. Took about 45 minuets to get it put together. Just finished the initial burn in. Set it for 450 and it hung right in there for the 30 minuets. Going to make the Pit Boss carrot cake that’s posted on their web site later. It will be next weekend before I can get a couple shoulders on it to break it in properly.
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Re: New addition to the family

Postby OldUsedParts » Sat Mar 31, 2018 3:50 pm

I bought a 340 and wish I'd gotten a large unit However, I could not be more pleased - - Good LUck :tup: :salut: :texas:
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Beekeeper: Let's do saddle up and go learn that gentleman his manners
Davy Crockett: We won't have to. He's wearing out horses coming towards us
Beekeeper: Guess we can't stop him from coming. But I reckon we can arrange for him to limp going back
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Re: New addition to the family

Postby Sodaking27 » Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:02 pm

Taking it back.. set the temp to 350 and it hit 475 and was still climbing. Shut it down, checked everything and tried it again. Same results. Called Pit Boss customer support. No help whatsoever. One and done for me.
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Re: New addition to the family

Postby OldUsedParts » Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:44 pm

Bummer - - hate to hear that - - - is that the ?only? firing up that you did on it :?: :dont:
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Beekeeper: Let's do saddle up and go learn that gentleman his manners
Davy Crockett: We won't have to. He's wearing out horses coming towards us
Beekeeper: Guess we can't stop him from coming. But I reckon we can arrange for him to limp going back
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Re: New addition to the family

Postby Sodaking27 » Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:55 pm

OldUsedParts wrote:Bummer - - hate to hear that - - - is that the ?only? firing up that you did on it :?: :dont:

I tried it total of six times with the same results. Two calls to support. I really liked the way this grill was built, but they have issues to work out with the controller it seems.
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Re: New addition to the family

Postby OldUsedParts » Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:16 pm

I think you made the right choice - - - :tup: - - - so now whatcha gonna do :?:
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Beekeeper: Let's do saddle up and go learn that gentleman his manners
Davy Crockett: We won't have to. He's wearing out horses coming towards us
Beekeeper: Guess we can't stop him from coming. But I reckon we can arrange for him to limp going back
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Re: New addition to the family

Postby rms827 » Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:42 pm

That's a shame. Looked like a nice grill. At least you found out early on, not after it was too late to return it.

As far as a replacement option, I swear by my Rec Tec. :)
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Re: New addition to the family

Postby Boots » Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:07 pm

Rev Tec is a beauty. My Traeger is fairly reliable but have to keep it clean. Friend has a Green Mountain he swears by.
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