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Cover for new EGG

KyleKyle Posts: 156
edited 12:36PM in EggHead Forum
I'm getting ready todive into a large BGE. Do I need a cover. I heard the slide door tends to rust after some period of time. Are you guys seeing this problem


  • Tim MTim M Posts: 2,410
    Kyle,[p]If you have a good memory and can remember to put the cover on after the egg cools down so it doesn't blow around the yard, its probably best to use one. I don't use one and the vent track has some rust where the two metals rub and scratch away the paint, but its not a problem.[p]Tim -- go for it
  • Nu-GuyNu-Guy Posts: 136
    If you just purchased your egg you should have the updated stainless steel parts on it. No rust ever. If you have the steel door, it can be upgraded to the new style. Is your unit going to sit out in the elements? I park mine under a roof overhang and chose not to go with the big cover. Too much hassel, on and off and on and off. Then ya got the cover lay'n around in a heap.[p]Have fun. I know you will![p]Nu-Guy

  • KyleKyle Posts: 156
    haven't bought the egg yet. It will be on deck exposed to the elements. I just called the dealer they told me the egg doesn't have a S.S. slide but I can by the upgrade. Should it be included or exchanged free now.

  • Tim MTim M Posts: 2,410
    kyle,[p]Spring for the extra upgraded vent if you can but you can always add it in 3-5 years when the original gets rusty. If you have a budget for goodies - make the vent one of the ones you get last since you don't need stainless unless your near salty water. JMHO[p]I have some other eggcessories on my web site under the MSC pictures.[p]Tim[p]
    [ul][li]--Tim's BGE cookbook etc --[/ul]
  • BrantBrant Posts: 82
    Kyle,[p]A little WD-40 in the slide track periodically keeps it operating smoothly (while the Egg is cool, of course!). It is probably more critical to keep the ash out of the track than rain water if you are worrying about corrosion. That said, I keep my Egg covered, but as Tim mentioned, it spends many nights in the air when I forget to cover it after it cools off. Mine is 2.5 years old, and holding up fine.[p]Brant
  • Kyle, for about $8, you can buy a cylindrical cover, Char Broil #4184835. They are available at Sears, Home Base, Home Depot, etc.

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