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Temp Control Issue

edited 12:04PM in EggHead Forum
As I have mentioned in some earlier posts, I've been having temp control problems with my large Egg. Anything over 250 creeps up and I can't get it below 200, even with Spin's suggested openings. The Missouri distributor for BGE was in town today to put on a demonstration and I went by to ask him about it. First I told him about a very slight gap in the felt on the bottom back by the autolock hinge. He indicated that that IS a problem and will send me a scrap of felt to fix it. He also suggested the following: take a business card and lay it sticking out in back. Close the lid and try to remove the card. It should "tug back" a bit as you try to remove it. If it doesn't then the autolock hinge hasn't been installed properly. He suggested opening the lid fully and have someone rock it back and forth while you GENTLY use a monkey wrench to pry the back lower where those flanges stick out. Operational word is GENTLY and it will take several attempts. When the card "tugs back" then it's on right.[p]Kelly


  • Smokin' ToddSmokin' Todd Posts: 1,104
    Kelly Royse-Keefe,
    speaking of temp control problems....
    I cant get my MINI below 300. I started with it at 250, using the damper on top slightly opened...have the bottom vent opened just a hairline...climbed to almost 400.

  • JJJJ Posts: 951
    Smokin' Todd,
    You are letting the fire get too hot. At about 150* start closing down the bottom vent to about 1/8" and barely have the top open. It will stay around 250* that way. The mini climbs very fast to temp and hard to bring down..

  • BlueSmokeBlueSmoke Posts: 1,678
    Kelly Royse-Keefe,
    I'm having a similar problem, but I think it relates to my learning curve. Yesterday it was cold and rainy; 350 was my target temp, and all day long, with draft and chimney open wide the best I could get was 300. Warmer today and I can get 350, but I'm still more like 1/2 to 3/4 inch draft and daisy wheel 1/2 plus open.

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