Big Green Egg - EGGhead Forum - The Ultimate Cooking Experience...
We’re so close to Thanksgiving that we can taste it and we’re ready to help you prepare the most delicious Thanksgiving feast you’ve ever cooked! Check out our Turkey Cheat Sheet for turkey tips, our Thanksgiving page for turkey recipes, and our Holiday Entertaining Publication for all other Thanksgiving needs to help you make this the best Thanksgiving yet! PS. Don’t forget about breakfast Thanksgiving morning either!

Big Green Egg headquarters has moved - come visit our new showroom and check out the museum and culinary center too! 3786 DeKalb Technology Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30340.

your assignment for tomorrow !

lowercasebilllowercasebill Posts: 5,218
edited 2:16AM in EggHead Forum
a few times a year someone loses a dome due to lose bands.. even experienced eggers forget to tighten their nutz. with the holiday season almost upon us take a minute and check your bands and bolts. bands and nuts loosen over time especially with repeated high temp cooks. you nuts should be tight and your bolts bent.. [ don''t blame me i don't make this stuff up]
using RRP's double nut technique is a good idea.
pix are from green horn green egger ,, ,he recently lost his dome and as you can see his bolts were bent ,, as per usual the mothership and his dealer made things right.. no idea what happened but these pics show proper bent bolts and the trauma of lose bands and nutz..
let me be the first to wish all of you a a safe and happy holiday season , thankgiving, hanukkah and christmas..






  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,407
    Thanks, I needed the reminder. I've never tightend any of my eggs. :ermm:
    Colorado Springs
    "Loney Queen"
    "Respect your fellow human being, treat them fairly, disagree with them honestly, enjoy their friendship, explore your thoughts about one another candidly, work together for a common goal and help one another achieve it."
    Bill Bradley; American hall of fame basketball player, Rhodes scholar, former U.S. Senator from New Jersey
    LBGE, MBGE, SBGE , MiniBGE and a Mini Mini BGE
  • unless you double nut ,, memorial day fourth of july thanksgiving and easter or passover rosh hashanah chanukkah you get the idea.. happy turkey day
    lcb [which in my state is the abbeviation for 'liquor control board' :laugh: ]
  • must remember to tighten my nutz!
  • no one likes loose nutz
  • "Sparky""Sparky" Posts: 6,024
    Thanks for the reminder bill ole buddy,but the nut on that egg didn't need anymore tightening :whistle: The bolt appears to be broken to me(maybe,if possible,too tight?) :blink: Or maybe a defective bolt?Either way,it's a great idea to check them :)
  • FlaPoolmanFlaPoolman Posts: 11,670
    I tighten my nutz every chance I get B)

    Great reminder and I saw you already took care of the PB privacy one
  • Jupiter JimJupiter Jim Posts: 1,790
    Bill, thanks so much for the reminder and just like Pat I'm in tune with my nutz as well.
    Jupiter Jim
    I'm only hungry when I'm awake!
  • misfitmisfit Posts: 358
    Thanks lowercase, having moved my egg 1200 miles North,
    might better check my nuts.
  • Mr HollowayMr Holloway Posts: 2,034
    Thank You
    I have had the Egg 5 months and haven't re-checked since I first tightened(bent bolts)

    Job number one tomorrow :)

    The last pic makes me ill :sick:
  • Here is my med first pizza cook.(last year)
    600 degree dome and I lifted the dome up and out it came. I am lucky no one got hurt and nothing got burned.
    Mother ship took care of everything :) So dont forget to play with your nuts , this way you can have more fun for a longer time.IMG_4154.jpg
    I finished the pizzas with foil over the top
    they still were great
  • JLOCKHART29JLOCKHART29 Posts: 5,897
    bill as with knifes, Japanese gardens and Miso soup please send books, video, drawings and personal photo's on the proper way to thighten you nuts....On second thought just skip the personal photo please! :pinch:
  • Hi Doug,
    I think in the one pic of my Egg that the bolt appears broken and offset. It wasn't broken and appeared normal. Not really sure what happened. Anyway, all is well now. Nobody got hurt and my Egg is back up and running. It is now dealer installed (makes me feel better anyway) and double nutted by him. Hopefully the reminder helps others avoid this pain ;)
  • "Sparky""Sparky" Posts: 6,024
    It's that darn trick photography :laugh: I'm glad that your dealer took care of it for you :) I'd better go check my nutz :P
  • no amount of sponge bob band-aids can fix a broken dome.
    the new little guy is a beautiful baby.. congratulations .
    my little one is up to 550 on the leg press and 250 on the bench.. it goes by so fast.
  • i heard that about you... would not be surprised if Al or E.M. did not have a picture.. i am thinking there should be some camera free zones at the next susnhine fest :laugh:
  • you are welcome ,, and i am begininng to think that is a common trait amounst middle aged male floridians :laugh:
  • please do check.. moving the egg around , in my experience, can cause a problem . mine came apart while we were moving it back into the trailer after a competition. no damgage but scary..

    so where did you land? send me your new address and i will send you some of this years "cavemans club you to death' hot sauce.
    the reminder to 'find' you is still coming up in my outlook
  • please! and do consider RRP's double nut technique it is worth the trip to the hardware store
  • misfitmisfit Posts: 358
    Wow, thanks for that. Shall send it to you today.
  • do you mind if i use your picture in my next public service announcement in the spring?
  • photos to be forwarded soon :laugh:
  • WeberWho?WeberWho? Posts: 2,599
    What size nuts if you double up on the large? Thanks!
  • Hypothetically speaking, if someone happened to replace their bolts with high strength, high heat aerospace bolts that don't bend and used locking nuts as well, would anyone have an idea of the proper torque setting?

    Just asking,

  • Mr HollowayMr Holloway Posts: 2,034
    Job done :)
    Not happy about how much they were able to tighten :angry:

    Thanks again for the reminder.
  • you are most welcome. i hope every one reads your post...
Sign In or Register to comment.