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Is this normal ?

Is it normal for my egg to be leaking smoke like this
I think the alignment is off but I can't figure it out .
Toronto
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  • TexanOfTheNorthTexanOfTheNorth Posts: 3,917
    Could be your monitor wires. 

    As long as you're able to maintain proper temp it really won't matter in terms of your cook.

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    Well, "spa-Peggy" is kind of like spaghetti. I'm not sure what Peggy does different, if anything. But it's the one dish she's kind of made her own.
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    Aurora, Ontario, Canada
  • pantsypantspantsypants Posts: 1,191
    yeah I am able to maintain temps , it just doenst seem right ,
    its not the wires as this happens all the time

    Toronto
  • GlennMGlennM Posts: 719
    Mine will leak a bit like that when using the sensors. I have a Rutland gasket, it's a perfect seal, but those cables allow a bit of smoke to escape. When using a temp controller (I have an auber) I can easily hold 200 degrees with the leak slo I'm not concerned.
    In the bush just East of Cambridge,Ontario 
  • grege345grege345 Posts: 3,515
    Do you pass the dollar bill test? Fwiw I stick my maverick wires thru the top
    LBGE& SBGE———————————————•———————– Pennsylvania / poconos

  • pantsypantspantsypants Posts: 1,191
    i am in canada so we just have coins ,
    Actually i was told  Canadian money doesnt work for this test ...
    Toronto
  • TexanOfTheNorthTexanOfTheNorth Posts: 3,917
    i am in canada so we just have coins ,
    Actually i was told  Canadian money doesnt work for this test ...
    You can do the $5 bill test. Just don't use one of the plastic ones.  ;)
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    Well, "spa-Peggy" is kind of like spaghetti. I'm not sure what Peggy does different, if anything. But it's the one dish she's kind of made her own.
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    Aurora, Ontario, Canada
  • pantsypantspantsypants Posts: 1,191
    So I just did the test and there was no resistance at all .

    Now what ? ? ?
    Toronto
  • TexanOfTheNorthTexanOfTheNorth Posts: 3,917
    If it were me, nothing. I get smoke like that on some cooks and not on others (my gasket is completely shot).
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    Well, "spa-Peggy" is kind of like spaghetti. I'm not sure what Peggy does different, if anything. But it's the one dish she's kind of made her own.
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    Aurora, Ontario, Canada
  • grege345grege345 Posts: 3,515
    Time to adjust. My dome has a slight over bite. Because of this you can see the indentation in the gasket. This tells me I have a solid seal. Dollar bill test works for me as well. You tube has some videos that are handy
    LBGE& SBGE———————————————•———————– Pennsylvania / poconos

  • pantsypantspantsypants Posts: 1,191
    sounds good ,
    I have always had issues with it . I was just wondering if it was normal .

    we still on for tomorrow ? ?
    Toronto
  • TexanOfTheNorthTexanOfTheNorth Posts: 3,917
    sounds good ,
    I have always had issues with it . I was just wondering if it was normal .

    we still on for tomorrow ? ?
    Yep. Got into the strip Friday night... fantastic!!
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    Well, "spa-Peggy" is kind of like spaghetti. I'm not sure what Peggy does different, if anything. But it's the one dish she's kind of made her own.
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    Aurora, Ontario, Canada
  • pantsypantspantsypants Posts: 1,191
    Nice !! glad you like it ,

    Toronto
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,817
    You need to loosen the band bolts and align them so the spacing is equal all the way around. The tendency is to drive the bands to the ridges on the egg and that is usually too much spread. Can't see all that well from your pic but that would be my guess. Have a heavy friend weight the dome when you are re-tightening.

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • pantsypantspantsypants Posts: 1,191
    do i need to do both or just the top
    Toronto
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,817
    Show us another pic without the smoke. The spacing is set by the spacing on the hinge. That should be consistent all the way around.

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,817
    Here is a pic that I showed Husker yesterday. I shows the bands in relation to the ridges on the egg.


    image

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • pantsypantspantsypants Posts: 1,191
    So ideally I want to bring the lid forward about half an inch ,but I am not sure how to do that
    Toronto
  • pantsypantspantsypants Posts: 1,191
    also how are you posting pics like that ?
    Toronto
  • TexanOfTheNorthTexanOfTheNorth Posts: 3,917
    also how are you posting pics like that ?
    Once you upload you pic put the mouse over it and click "insert". Once the pic is inserted put the mouse over it again and click "delete".

    However, I think most of his pics come from on-line magazines so he may just be linking to them.
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    Well, "spa-Peggy" is kind of like spaghetti. I'm not sure what Peggy does different, if anything. But it's the one dish she's kind of made her own.
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    Aurora, Ontario, Canada
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,817
    edited May 2014
    No, look at your bands compared to mine. Yours are pushed right up to the ridges, mine are closer together. Near the hinge yours are closer too.
    I just use the attach file/insert/delete.

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • grege345grege345 Posts: 3,515
    When using phone to upload pics. After you select photo and it uploads press the actual photo with your finger. After you press the photo you'll see insert image/delete. Press insert image. It will go full size in the body. Good luck
    LBGE& SBGE———————————————•———————– Pennsylvania / poconos

  • pantsypantspantsypants Posts: 1,191
    image
    Toronto
  • pantsypantspantsypants Posts: 1,191
    Awesome !are the bands better Steven ?
    Toronto
  • TexanOfTheNorthTexanOfTheNorth Posts: 3,917
    Once you've inserted your pic you can delete the image below the post.
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    Well, "spa-Peggy" is kind of like spaghetti. I'm not sure what Peggy does different, if anything. But it's the one dish she's kind of made her own.
    ____________________
    Aurora, Ontario, Canada
  • grege345grege345 Posts: 3,515
    image

    congrats :-bd
    LBGE& SBGE———————————————•———————– Pennsylvania / poconos

  • pantsypantspantsypants Posts: 1,191
    image
    Toronto
  • pantsypantspantsypants Posts: 1,191
    haha but why are they sideways ?

    Toronto
  • grege345grege345 Posts: 3,515
    In my ipad the little pic is sideways but the full size is correct
    LBGE& SBGE———————————————•———————– Pennsylvania / poconos

  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,817
    grege345 said:
    When using phone to upload pics. After you select photo and it uploads press the actual photo with your finger. After you press the photo you'll see insert image/delete. Press insert image. It will go full size in the body. Good luck

    image

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,817
    Sorry grege wrong spot

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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