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Resetting A Lid

JayHawkEyeJayHawkEye Posts: 196
edited April 2012 in EggHead Forum

I moved my XL from my deck to my patio (staining season) and found out the hard way that there is now a gap between my lid and the base. What is the advice to reset my lid? Do I need to do more than just loosening the bolt on the upper band and adjusting that?

*On a side note, I have a nomex to put on still. Should probably do that now, huh?

"Take yourself lightly, but what you do seriously." - M. Martin XL BGE - Johnston, IA


  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 9,713

        Following is a good link for explanation about addressing all types of alignment issues with the Kamado/BGE; and there are several more via Google-may help you out- Good luck-<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs 
    Pit Barrel Cooker
  • ChokeOnSmokeChokeOnSmoke Posts: 1,858
    edited April 2012
    I'd start with just the lid bolt and see if that does it.  Not too difficult to loosen "side-to-side" bolts if you have other alignment issues.  Once you get it right, I'd recommend cranking them so the bolts bend and double-bolting them as well, so there's little chance of slippage in the future.

    Packerland, Wisconsin

  • JEC23JEC23 Posts: 131
    The video is fairly straight forward, few little differences with the XL though?
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