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Mini-Egg Questions

TomCPATomCPA Posts: 82
edited 2:18AM in EggHead Forum
I was putting my Mini-Egg together today and I had a couple of quick questions.

First: How far do I tighten the bands? On my other Eggs, I notice the bolts are tightened to the point that the ends of the bands meet. I don't want to over-tighten the bands obviously. What is everyone else's experience with these bands?

Second: The Mini wobbles a bit in the chiminea stand. Any suggestions on how to fix that?

Thanks,

Tom

Comments

  • Just tighten them until you can't turn anymore with a regular wrench (no pipe handle extensions, etc.) You really can't over tighten by hand.

    Jon
  • AZRPAZRP Posts: 10,116
    I just assembled a mini last week, and one thing I found was that the rivet on the lower band was about 1/8" longer than the dimple was deep. It left a gap between the band and the Egg and I felt it was putting a lot of pressure on the end of the rivet against the ceramic. I ground off the inside of the rivet so that it wouldn't bottom out in the dimple. -RP
  • FidelFidel Posts: 10,172
    My mini wobbles in the stand too...it's just one of those things I've learned to deal with.

    I will probably find or build a stand for it in the near future - i really don't care for the stand. I'll get a chiminea to go in it!
  • civil eggineercivil eggineer Posts: 1,547
    Good call on grinding the protruding rivet. No doubt that would have caused the egg to crack with too much pressure.
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