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BGE design changes?

NecessaryIndulgNecessaryIndulg Posts: 1,138
edited May 2013 in EggHead Forum
I noticed at the last couple of eggfest that the handles on the BGEs are wider than mine:

My handle (10 years old):

Bacon Cheddar Burgers

New handle:

Sunshine State EggFest 2013

I also noticed that when people opened their BGE, the daisy wheel didn't fall off (like mine does):

Sunshine State EggFest 2012

I'll deal with the daisy wheel, but I want a new handle . . . how do I get one of those? :D
I'm Kristi ~ Live in FL ~ BGE since 2003.
I write about food & travel on Necessary Indulgences -
You can find me on Facebook & Instagram, too! 
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  • SmokinDAWG82SmokinDAWG82 Posts: 1,704
    I was thinking I'd like to have the wider handle too, but ater taking my dome off a couple of weeks ago I think youd have to have a new lower band too, so the holes lined up. Interested to find out.
    LBGE
    Go Dawgs! - Marietta, GA
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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 11,416
    You may need a full ring assembly and handle. Hopefully the hinge will still work. Part order from the dealer?
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  • SMITTYtheSMOKERSMITTYtheSMOKER Posts: 2,403

     

    Hello NecessaryIndulg,

     

    To help keep your DFMT from launching simply position the pivot screw for the daisy towards the front of the Egg just above the thermometer.   This should take of your problem.

     

    -SMITTY     

    from SANTA CLARA, CA

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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,352

    You can just glue some gasket material inside the daisy and that will hold it on. I never take mine off so the crud holds them solid

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 5,461
    Yeah, I have extra gasket material around my chimney and DW and ceramic lid are snug. As for the handle, if the new handles dont fit the older model egg, you can get one of Danny's custom handles that are a decent bit bigger... 

    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
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  • LitLit Posts: 4,026

    Your band will be harder to modify than mine was because you have the welded on handle. You can cut it off pretty easy though a buddy of mine used a dremel with th emetal bit to remove his. The older large band only has 1 hole and the new handle has 2 so you also have to cut the ends to single hole. I did this before BGE made the change I took the older XL handle and put it on my large. You can also see the 2 pieces of gasket I have around the top to stop the top from coming off.

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  • EddieK76EddieK76 Posts: 415
    Don't worry I just got a new one in Feb and yes my handle is wider than my old one but the wheel fell off and they sent me a replacement daisy and some gasket to put around the top to keep the daisy snug.
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  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 17,303
    i didnt notice the weld job on the handle, thats the old mexican band that used to fail, bge replaced mine a few years ago for free. first the springs went on it, then one day it tweaked like the one posted on the xl the other day
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  • egretegret Posts: 4,035
    I noticed at the last couple of eggfest that the handles on the BGEs are wider than mine:

    My handle (10 years old):

    Bacon Cheddar Burgers

    New handle:

    Sunshine State EggFest 2013

    I also noticed that when people opened their BGE, the daisy wheel didn't fall off (like mine does):

    Sunshine State EggFest 2012

    I'll deal with the daisy wheel, but I want a new handle . . . how do I get one of those? :D
    Kristi, why don't you come to the GA Mt. Eggfest and buy a new egg!! That one looks like it's about had it!! :)) :))
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  • Charlie tunaCharlie tuna Posts: 2,191
    Tonight, "makeovers" -- no cooking on the egg ----  what am i gonna do???  Went to my normal location, out by the egg, with my normal beverage, a nice cold beer, and even though no smoke from the egg, it required a few more beers!!!  Now i'm studying the egg.  I have worn my rutland out!!  Been on there for three years and the hinged area is loose because of "the bite" of the egg.  Yep, i need to change my rutland, got to get ahold of RRP, but why???  Now study the construction of the egg??  IF(?) the bands, both top and bottom, were about one quarter of an inch wider(not thicker) both bands would fit against the ceramic indent of both the upper and lower ceramic surfaces.  Yes, they would be stronger, maybe too strong, whats wrong with that??  But they wouldn't need adjusting!!  The thickness of the rutland gasket would adjust any variation in the ceramic surface.  My problem is from heating up and cooling down the bands get loose and the ceramic dome moves down in the hinge area, so the front matchup is great, the back is off about an eighth of an inch on the top and the same on the bottom.  Overall, about a quarter of an inch, enough to slowly grind my gasket and almost pinch it in half???  I have to study this problem, perhaps design a fill in spacer to protect gasket clearences?? 
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  • NecessaryIndulgNecessaryIndulg Posts: 1,138
    Thanks, y'all.  I'm going to go back to being tickled-pink with my handle just the way it is.  And thanks for the DW suggestions! :-bd

    It's the EggFests fault, you know... I always come home with a long list of needs:)]

    @egret - you're killing me!  =))
    I'm Kristi ~ Live in FL ~ BGE since 2003.
    I write about food & travel on Necessary Indulgences -
    You can find me on Facebook & Instagram, too! 
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  • FlaPoolmanFlaPoolman Posts: 11,670
    Kristi, we can fix your daisy in a couple minutes and I have extra gasket material. Great seeing you and John yesterday, thanks for stopping by
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  • Best handles made.  http://dannyscarvings.blogspot.ca/

    danlin@nb.sympatico.ca

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    Welcome to the Swamp.....GO GATORS!!!!
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  • gpsegggpsegg Posts: 354
    Dave......love the handle!
    George
    Palm Beach Gardens, Fl and Blue Ridge, Ga.
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  • daffy1909daffy1909 Posts: 454
    my daisy wheel doesnt fall off either,my egg is only 5 months old!im sure if i was to open to quick it would go flying!!! i dont bother trying to open it with the cap on,dont feel like buying another one! :D
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  • NecessaryIndulgNecessaryIndulg Posts: 1,138
    Best handles made.  http://dannyscarvings.blogspot.ca/

    danlin@nb.sympatico.ca

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    Well, great handle... but I cheer for the other Florida team.  :P
    I'm Kristi ~ Live in FL ~ BGE since 2003.
    I write about food & travel on Necessary Indulgences -
    You can find me on Facebook & Instagram, too! 
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  • LitLit Posts: 4,026



    Best handles made.  http://dannyscarvings.blogspot.ca/

    danlin@nb.sympatico.ca

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    Well, great handle... but I cheer for the other Florida team.  :P

    Golden Knights?

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  • NecessaryIndulgNecessaryIndulg Posts: 1,138
    Lit said:
    Well, great handle... but I cheer for the other Florida team.  :P
    Golden Knights?
    Well, there, too... since that is where all of our money goes these days. ;)
    I'm Kristi ~ Live in FL ~ BGE since 2003.
    I write about food & travel on Necessary Indulgences -
    You can find me on Facebook & Instagram, too! 
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  • LitLit Posts: 4,026
    Nice the school is huge now. When I started back in 97 there wasn't even a parking garage on campus yet.
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  • LBC DawgLBC Dawg Posts: 112
    I've always wondered, how does everybody's ceramic tops or DFMTs come off when y'all open the egg? in 9 yrs that i've owned my egg, neither has ever come off even once.
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  • MrCookingNurseMrCookingNurse Posts: 4,309
    I know I'm coming in late, but I highly recommend dany's handles. Very nice quality and super easy to work with. Feels nice having a big handle


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    XLBGE 
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  • mountaindewbassmountaindewbass Posts: 1,752
    I dont care for either FL state team..but i live in Tallahassee..so by default i go for the Noles.
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  • EddieK76EddieK76 Posts: 415
    LBC Dawg said:
    I've always wondered, how does everybody's ceramic tops or DFMTs come off when y'all open the egg? in 9 yrs that i've owned my egg, neither has ever come off even once.
    Mine was a loose fit for sure.  The daisy wheel was larger than the actual top part of the Egg.  
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  • mountaindewbassmountaindewbass Posts: 1,752
    I bought my egg a little over a year ago..and i had/have a small handle.  I got a custom one made from Danny that fits the screws of the small handle..but its much bigger.
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  • The Naked WhizThe Naked Whiz Posts: 7,780
    Re: Dual function metal tops falling off, apparently, over time it has depended on how old your egg is, what hinge you have etc. I have the old auto-lock hinge and my DFMT has never fallen off.
    The Naked Whiz
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  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,982
    I noticed at the last couple of eggfest that the handles on the BGEs are wider than mine:
    Bacon Cheddar Burgers
    I just want to hang out in your back yard and enjoy the view.

    Richardson, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings

     

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  • mountaindewbassmountaindewbass Posts: 1,752
    Re: Dual function metal tops falling off, apparently, over time it has depended on how old your egg is, what hinge you have etc. I have the old auto-lock hinge and my DFMT has never fallen off.
    Lucky! Mine doesnt fall off to often..lest i lift the lid really fast.  Its more annoying to open the egg and have the "settings" all change..given im using a temp controller when it matters about the DFMT..but still.
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  • bbqlearnerbbqlearner Posts: 739
    Griffin said:
    I noticed at the last couple of eggfest that the handles on the BGEs are wider than mine:
    Bacon Cheddar Burgers
    I just want to hang out in your back yard and enjoy the view.
    The view distracted me from the discussion...what are we talking about again? Oh yeah handle too little..... ~O) .....a cup of coffee with the view - now, the handle didn't seem to matter.

    Houston, TX - Buddy LBGE, Don SBGE, Tiny Mini & Shiny Momma Pitts n Spitts

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  • tazcrashtazcrash Posts: 1,851
    for those who's daisy wheel changes when they open it, check here: http://www.nakedwhiz.com/ceramicfaq.htm#dwsetting

    Bx - > NJ ->TX!!! 
    All to get cheaper brisket! 
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  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 6,892
     Feels nice having a big handle
    I thought you said you were taking a break from off-color humor?? 


    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

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