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Old 04-13-2015, 03:24 PM   #11
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IF you have a piece of 2x4 or similar, use it between the pot and the hammer. Tht will insure you can't hammer it past being flat.
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Old 04-13-2015, 03:46 PM   #12
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IF you have a piece of 2x4 or similar, use it between the pot and the hammer. Tht will insure you can't hammer it past being flat.
Good idea! Thank you.
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Old 04-14-2015, 11:50 AM   #13
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How hard did you have to hit it? I have a fairly hefty soft face hammer, so it should be more effective than a rubber mallet. I don't want to make it sag the other way!

It didn't occur to me that this was even possible, as the bottom is fairly thick. It's worth a try, though. Thanks for the tip!
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It is thick, but aluminum is soft and bends easily with some force.
Just hit it in the middle with the pan upside down.

You MUST have the rim of this pan laying on a hard flat surface. The handle will need to hang off to the side to accomplish this. Since you cannot remove the handle and there is absolutely no reason too remove it, you must ensure when you whack the underside of the pan, the rim is laying flat.
Its easy and if you over do it, you can turn it over and knock it back some.
I promise this is not a big deal and is very easy to do.
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Old 04-16-2015, 03:36 PM   #14
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Success!!!!!

This works!!!! I used a foot long piece of 2x4 with the 4 inch vertical and then started hammering. I could gauge progress by how much the 2x4 would rock. It didn't take as much hammering as I thought it would. It's not quite perfectly flat, as I think the wood gives just a bit when hammering it. It doesn't rock on the burner on the stove, so it's flat enough. I would probably have to hit the pan directly with the hammer to get the last bit of sag out, but it's not worth it.

Thank you so much for the tips.
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Old 04-16-2015, 03:58 PM   #15
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This works!!!! I used a foot long piece of 2x4 with the 4 inch vertical and then started hammering. I could gauge progress by how much the 2x4 would rock. It didn't take as much hammering as I thought it would. It's not quite perfectly flat, as I think the wood gives just a bit when hammering it. It doesn't rock on the burner on the stove, so it's flat enough. I would probably have to hit the pan directly with the hammer to get the last bit of sag out, but it's not worth it.

Thank you so much for the tips.
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This works!!!! I used a foot long piece of 2x4 with the 4 inch vertical and then started hammering. I could gauge progress by how much the 2x4 would rock. It didn't take as much hammering as I thought it would. It's not quite perfectly flat, as I think the wood gives just a bit when hammering it. It doesn't rock on the burner on the stove, so it's flat enough. I would probably have to hit the pan directly with the hammer to get the last bit of sag out, but it's not worth it.

Thank you so much for the tips.

If you feel up to it, consider placing the end of the 2x4 on the pan and hit the other end to get the rest of the bump.
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Old 04-17-2015, 07:49 AM   #17
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Welcome to DC. tenspeed. Lots of suggestion will come your way. But if you can get to BB&B take it back and make them live up to their guarantee. Tell them you received it as a gift 15 years ago and the woman who gave it to you said she bought it at BB&B. I doubt they will check their records for 15 years ago.
I doubt that any retail store will give you a replacement after 15 years if you don't have a receipt for the purchase. The lifetime guarantee is from the manufacturer, not the point of purchase.
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I doubt that any retail store will give you a replacement after 15 years if you don't have a receipt for the purchase. The lifetime guarantee is from the manufacturer, not the point of purchase.
But, some stores will do that sort of thing, if they carry that manufacturer's products, as PR. We were in a local big box hardware store and saw them do that for customer who asked for parts for his Moen faucet. He was told not to bother, here's a new Moen faucet. "No, we don't need the receipt."
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But, some stores will do that sort of thing, if they carry that manufacturer's products, as PR. We were in a local big box hardware store and saw them do that for customer who asked for parts for his Moen faucet. He was told not to bother, here's a new Moen faucet. "No, we don't need the receipt."

The Moen faucet I bought for my kitchen sink has a lifetime guarantee. I just call Moen and they mail me a replacement.
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But, some stores will do that sort of thing, if they carry that manufacturer's products, as PR. We were in a local big box hardware store and saw them do that for customer who asked for parts for his Moen faucet. He was told not to bother, here's a new Moen faucet. "No, we don't need the receipt."
Exactly. If a store carries a product, it is implied that the store will honor the manufacturer's guarantee.
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