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dweebs0rdweebs0r Posts: 507
edited July 2012 in EggHead Forum
So, I thought something was up with my Egg.  I havent been able to hit high temps and maxed out at like 450-500.  Yesterday, I took all the internal pieces out, removed the old lump, shop vac'ed all of the ash out and blew out the air holes.  Put everything back together and didnt really try to hit any high temps.
Today I lit the egg and went to help the wife wash her car real quick.  Came back in like 15-20 minutes to the temp gauge all the way over to 200 (is that 1000 degrees???).  I opened the egg fairly slowly but still obviously too quickly and I felt a rush of hot air go inward.  Woosh!!  Bye bye arm hair.
I guess it takes seeing one backdraft up close to teach you to open that thing slowly.  I have learned my lesson!

-Jody Newell (LBGE & a mini BGE!)
Location:  Munford, TN  Homepage:  Shadow photo shadow.gif

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  • So, I thought something was up with my Egg.  I havent been able to hit high temps and maxed out at like 450-500.  Yesterday, I took all the internal pieces out, removed the old lump, shop vac'ed all of the ash out and blew out the air holes.  Put everything back together and didnt really try to hit any high temps.
    Today I lit the egg and went to help the wife wash her car real quick.  Came back in like 15-20 minutes to the temp gauge all the way over to 200 (is that 1000 degrees???).  I opened the egg fairly slowly but still obviously too quickly and I felt a rush of hot air go inward.  Woosh!!  Bye bye arm hair.
    I guess it takes seeing one backdraft up close to teach you to open that thing slowly.  I have learned my lesson!

    Well....you usually only do it once!

  • dweebs0rdweebs0r Posts: 507
    I have learned to respect the power of the Egg.  Looks like I fixed my temp problem.  :)
    -Jody Newell (LBGE & a mini BGE!)
    Location:  Munford, TN  Homepage:  Shadow photo shadow.gif
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 15,475
    Unfortunately, I skipped over the safety section of the manual and was engulfed by a small ball of fire....
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  • Doc_EggertonDoc_Eggerton Posts: 4,497


    Well....you usually only do it once!
    If only that were true.......

    XLBGE X 2, LBGE, MBGE and lots of toys

  • redsrageredsrage Posts: 16

    I too singed my hair with a fireball in front of guests!  It was rather frightening.  I learned my lesson too.

    I have gotten the egg to 1200 degrees thinking it was only at 200....another fireball hit me!  Another lesson learned!

     

  • dweebs0rdweebs0r Posts: 507
    I'm just glad I didnt toast the gasket.  The gasket had a little burn to the back side of it but nothing terrible and it still holds smoke in without problems.
    -Jody Newell (LBGE & a mini BGE!)
    Location:  Munford, TN  Homepage:  Shadow photo shadow.gif
  • BYS1981BYS1981 Posts: 2,099
    I think once temp wraps around it becomes less accurate.
  • 'nuff said .... Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos
  • LizzieSampsLizzieSamps Posts: 894
    I have been lucky, and only the huby has been a victim.. I am always burping th egg, just to always be in the habit so that I will be very safe!!
  • 'nuff said .... Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos

    =)) Great pic

  • dweebs0rdweebs0r Posts: 507
    NewEnglandEgger I just LOL'd so much.  Great photo.  

    LizzieSamps Way to throw the hubby under the bus.  Haha.
    -Jody Newell (LBGE & a mini BGE!)
    Location:  Munford, TN  Homepage:  Shadow photo shadow.gif
  • LizzieSampsLizzieSamps Posts: 894
    He has been singed 2X
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 6,935
    He has been singed 2X

    You definitely need to upgrade your training program-or get him his own BGE, then it's all on him!
    Louisville   L & S BGEs 
  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,080
    I guess it takes seeing one backdraft up close to teach you to open that thing slowly.  I have learned my lesson!

    If only it took one time, if only. I'd place bets that it happens again. Trust me, I thought I knew better. A few drinks, some music, distraction of a friends.....it'll happen again. And again. Maybe not that bad, but it will. I did it again last month, but had a quicker response. That's ok, I don't like hair on my knuckles anyway.
    =))

    Richardson, Texas

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  • reh111reh111 Posts: 163
    'nuff said .... Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos

    =)) Great pic
    Been there, done that ;-}
  • tactical_66tactical_66 Posts: 197
    My arm last week Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos
  • smokesniffersmokesniffer Posts: 1,806
    Must of smelt good too huh? We all have done it at least once.
  • This is how I got my screen name.  Keep the pics coming, they crack me up.
  • dweebs0rdweebs0r Posts: 507
    Nice.  Feels good to know I'm not the only one doing this stuff.
    -Jody Newell (LBGE & a mini BGE!)
    Location:  Munford, TN  Homepage:  Shadow photo shadow.gif
  • Eric41Eric41 Posts: 3
    Have my egg for 3 weeks now.  Yesterday morning I started it up early to do a Boston Butt.  I must have still been partially asleep as I opened it without burping it while heating it up.  Poof!  No more arm hair on the lower half of my arm.  The smell was not pretty
  • timekpr1timekpr1 Posts: 151
    I also found out not to open the egg quickly when the vents have been closed.  I was going to throw something on for a quick warmup.  Can you say "backdraft"!
    Mama always said, Grilling was like a box of chocolates.  You never know what you're gonna get.
  • brianwdmnbrianwdmn Posts: 365
    For me it was both arm hair and head hair, similar look as @newenglandegger. I had shut the egg and forgot, 60 seconds later I opened it and whoosh. No pics, but hopefully lesson learned.
    Marietta, East Cobb, GA
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