I just installed a rutland yesterday, removing both top and bottom original gaskets. I went to do the "dollar test" and it's super snug everywhere except right in front by the handle. Maybe 2"-3" on each side of the handle (large BGE). Everywhere else I can't pull the dollar out, but in this spot only, it slides easily out. I tried loosening the bottom band and pushing it down further onto the Egg, which helped some and got me where I am now. However I know it's not going to be air tight unless I get the front sealed better. Also, if I have a leak I'd prefer it not be right at the handle since I have to grab it.
Anyone here good at adjusting these? I didn't put mine together, so this is the first I've messed with the band/hinge assembly.
Thanks in advance for any info,