I've had my Large Egg since 1999 and never had a problem with either my rain cap or daisy wheel falling off.
But I recall there was a rash of problems while back that resulted in a number of broken rain caps and daisy wheels. I didn't pay too much attention to it at the time and thought perhaps 'Lubricated Eggcitement' may be causing it.
We purchased the large Egg for sale that HornHonk posted about last week. I've been cleaning it up for the birthday boy in New Orleans and noticed how the Daisy Wheel had a lot of 'slip' to it when I started raising the dome. I was absolutely certain that it would fall off if I lifted the dome all the way back.
So I wondered if perhaps there was something wrong with the Daisy Wheel or even the dome neck itself.
I placed my 1999 Daisy Wheel on the Egg and sure 'nuff it fit the same way and would have fallen off if I had lifted all the way up.
I realize the answer is to just tell my BIL to take the Daisy Wheel off each time he feels compelled to look inside. But that's no fun, especially when the Egg is supposed to be smarter than the average cook and able to take care of itself. Then there's the matter of when he might be a wee bit 'over-fluided with the necter of the gods' and subject to lapses of recall. Clang - Shatter - %&#! - Now What!!!
Rather than debate the reason for the obvious difference in the Egg's neck size, I'm asking what creative ideas y'all came up with to fix it.
I've already thought of perhaps grinding the inside of the Daisy Wheel maybe up about half an inch. Judy seems to recall someone sticking some leftover gasket material inside the Daisy Wheel to help hold it on the neck. And there's always the option of not cleaning off the gunk from the neck or the Daisy Wheel.
Any thoughts, ideas, suggestions, experiences or appropriate cuss words would be deeply depreciated.
Spring "Gotta Neck Hold On It" Chicken
Spring Texas USA
PS Yes, I know I could have just asked "What can I do about my Daisy Wheel falling off?" and saved you some reading time. But where's the fun in that?