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Broken Handle

BeerBQBeerBQ Posts: 117
edited 9:57PM in EggHead Forum
Bolt from handle (attaches directly to egg) snapped yesterday while opening the egg. Anyone know where I can pick up the bolt, or what size I need to replace?


  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 22,867
    i believe its a self clinching stud, there is a manuf called PEM that makes one that looks like those. might be able to call the store in atlanta and have them mail you a couple
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    i found clicnh studs at a small (non-big-box) hardware store. not a rare thing, but took some nosing around
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • FlaPoolmanFlaPoolman Posts: 11,675
    My dealer has a toolbox full of them but he is in Maine right now. If your in no hurry I can get you one or two. I think he keeps parts in stock because of my fascination with power tools :whistle: :blush: :blush:
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 22,867
    big box stores really put a hurt on the hardware stores up here, the ones still around are empty. for the cost of a stamp i bet bge will just send him some if he asks nicely.
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    i bet aubochon has them, just up the corner from your shop...
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 22,867
    robachauds is the one near me, they stopped paying there bills about a year ago and true value dropped them. i bet you cant even get a mouse trap in there now. this winter the heat was even turned off, one old lady in full winter gear working the store. was really a great place a few years back, had everything right down to the old galvanized coal buckets hidden down in the basement, now its like buying hardware at wallyword. i stopped wasting my time and walking over there for parts, cheaper to get out the mcmaster carr catelog and just order it for tomorrow morning delivery. i think the closest aubuchon is over by pauls house if robechauds isnt what you were thinking of.
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    yeah. robichaud's, that's what i was thinking of. my father was in there last week looking for something.

    sad they are falling apart. been there forever.
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • BeerBQBeerBQ Posts: 117
    Thank you for all the replies. Not a huge immediate issue as the handle still works. It just twists a little upward due to the lack of a bolt on 1 side. I may just try to hit up BGE to see if it is a reasonable request.
  • "Sparky""Sparky" Posts: 6,024
    Hey BeerBQ,if you still need a couple replacement bolts,just email me with your address,I have plenty of them.I'll send them to ya :) ;)
  • can someone send me an invoice for a couple replacement bolts for a handle to [email protected] ? Just assembled a large egg today and had a bolt snap from over tightening.

    BTW, as far assembling this goes, would I just loosen up the band and insert in?

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