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New locking Band

EarlEarl Posts: 468
edited 5:50AM in EggHead Forum

I am about to install my new locking band. I found a tub of silicone
sealant in the box. It does not say what temp it should be outside.
We are sitting at about 37F today, will this stop the process need to
cure properly. What do we need the silicone for in the first place?
also, still not clear just where it goes, all the way around the top
band or only close to the rear hinge mechanism?


  • JJJJ Posts: 951
    Place the silicone around the top band. It is supposed to act as an adhesive between the band and the dome. 37F is a little too cool for it to properly cure. 50*FG mo betta.

  • Earl,[p]The local dealer advised me to apply silicone in the area where the hinge is located. I think the adhesive backed sandpaper in this area doesn't work quite right.[p]John

  • PujPuj Posts: 615
    Earl,[p]I'll email the instructions to you if I can find them. Let me look.[p]Puj
  • RRPRRP Posts: 16,801
    JJ, a little trick I learned from an engineering friend... when you want to state something in degrees like 212° right after you entered the number hold your ALT key down with your left hand and on the key pad press in order 248. Your numeric lock must be on. I know you didn't ask for advice, but you've helped so many people I thought I'd toss that tidbit into the ring!

    Dunlap, IL
  • EarlEarl Posts: 468
    <p />Earl,[p] Well, I took the advice of J.J & some of you others. Because it is getting coolder, with help from Barb, we
    moved our large Egg inside to get warm. This way, we should
    not have any problem with the silicone not working the way
    it should.
    Thanks[p] Earl

  • Tim MTim M Posts: 2,410
    Earl,[p]Great setup Earl, now you can get ideas directly from the forum and perform them on the Egg without having to print them out. I see the table is right there too. You're all set man!!![p]
    Tim :-0

  • BillyBilly Posts: 68
    I tried it on my laptop, but cant get it to work. It doesnt have a separate numeric keypad-just the numbers across the top. Can I do it any other way? Thanks, Billy

  • KennyGKennyG Posts: 949
    Earl,[p]How did your autolock installation go? Mine arrived today via UPS and will be a weekend project. Any tips or tricks you'd like to share?[p]K~G

  • RRPRRP Posts: 16,801
    Billy, don't know the key to your laptop, but what that falls under is ASCII or more commonly known as text. Maybe someone else can help you get to it.

    Dunlap, IL
  • GfwGfw Posts: 1,598
    Billy, what you are entering is Ascii 248 - characters in Ascii range drom 0-255 in value - the characters from 0-127 in value are standard and everyone can read. Unfortunately, character codes from 128-255 have no common meaning and what you see on the screen will depend on the character set that is being used the person viewing your message. [p]This is the same problem that appears in the recipe section when someone enters the 1 character symbol (range 128-255) for 1/2 rather than the 3 characters each in the range od 0-127.[p]Anyway, have a great evening :~}[p]

    [ul][li]Gfw's BBQ[/ul]
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