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Eggers in need: Questions from Guestbook

edited 1:22PM in EggHead Forum
Barbara Ford-Latty,
I purchased my egg May 11, 2000 and have not any luck with it. It seems that it gets wet during rain and will not allow the charcoal to light. I wish I had been informed that it wasn't weather-proof...I would never have bought it. Not only that, but my calls into the dealer have gone unanswered.


  • olblueolblue Posts: 42
    There's more than this than meats the eye. I just recently got a cover for mine, but I had not had a problem with wet charcoal and we have had lots of rain.[p]Are you using lump charcoal?[p]How are you starting your fire?
  • CatCat Posts: 556
    WebMasterKinder,[p]Thanks for posting these. If these newbies are posting in the Guest Book they probably don't know about the Forum.[p]I just replied to Barbara via e-mail, suggesting she check for responses here on that question & any others. I'm rushing out...can someone do the same for the other questioner?[p]Cathy
  • CornfedCornfed Posts: 1,324
    Cat,[p]I just sent an email to Merlin, the other questioner referenced by WMK. Basically, I directed him to this forum saying he'd get the real scoops here. Hopefully we'll see him post soon.[p]Cornfed
  • Char-WoodyChar-Woody Posts: 2,642
    Cat, Thats one nice thing about this forum and you nailed it down really good. She musta left her dome cap off in a downpour.
    I will e.mail her also...[p]C~W[p]

  • Tim MTim M Posts: 2,410
    <p />Barbara Ford-Latty,[p]The Egg is certainly weather proof. Don't leave ANYTHING but the rain cap on the chimney or water can seep in the daisy tops. Here is my Egg just a minute before I did a rack of ribs. I cook in rain, hail, sleet, 2 hurricanes and near tornados. Now, you can't leave the top open but my 2 Eggs live outside 100% with now cover and I have not problems.[p]Tim

  • WebMasterKinder,
    My faith has been restored. The folks at BGE have responded to my frustration with concern and alot of great information. I'll keep trying. I won't let one dealer destroy my enthusiasm! :)

  • Char-Woody,
    Nope, didn't leave my dome cap off...but I've gotten a great deal of good advice, so my faith is restored!

  • Cat,
    you're right..I didn't know about the forum. thanks for the tip.

  • SpinSpin Posts: 1,375
    Barbara,[p]A hearty welcome to the forum and Egg family. It has been a rough start for you. Stop in here once in a while and things will improve:).[p]Spin

  • Char-WoodyChar-Woody Posts: 2,642
    Barbara, atta girl..keep the faith! Many great chefs here abound, with Spin (below) one of our pizza guru's and MaryB or Mary (same girl) a top notch one of a kind bread baker. We can help ya out from top BBQ to Squid on the cuff by NatureBoy...! Whatever you need,,its been covered here.
    Cheerio..and tnx for your nice e.mail.

  • CatCat Posts: 556
    Barbara,[p]Welcome aboard...this is a great resource, and a terrific bunch of people. You'll be a pro in no time![p]Cathy
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