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Felt ring messed up after 2 cooks

AUWAGAUWAG Posts: 73
edited February 2012 in EggHead Forum
Has anyone had trouble with the felt ring after only 2 cooks and both at low temperatures? 

It is our demo one that we just burned a week ago and yesterday during a cook I opened it and the bottom felt had stuck to the top and both peeled off. We will be contacting BGE headquarters and our rep but didn't know what the fellow eggheads knew about this. Thanks!


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  • GatoGato Posts: 766
    Mine gave out pretty early. BGE sent me a nomex.
    Geaux Tigers!!!
  • The original felt won't last no matter what you do.  You can get a free Nomex "upgrade" from headquarters if you ask.  Or you can go the pretty much permanent route and install a Rutland (my recommendation).  Use the search feature on the site for "Rutland" and you'll find a lot of info on it.
    Packerland, Wisconsin

  • My felt fell off after 2 cooks also. I have not replaced it with anything and I have absolutely no problem doing both high temp and low and slow temp cooks with total precision. 
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
  • Mine is showing signs of cracking and breaking apart, BGE will supply another free of charge?? 
    Large, small, and a mini
  • Mine is showing signs of cracking and breaking apart, BGE will supply another free of charge?? 
    Yup.
    Packerland, Wisconsin

  • smoke_monstersmoke_monster Posts: 42
    edited February 2012
    travisstrick, how do you maintain a good seal with temperature probe wires for low temp cooks w/o a gasket?  Without a gasket, do you have to run your probe wires through the top damper? 

    Thanks
  • Burnt mine. Don't bother replacing it, have zero probs w/ temp control w/out it. It just isn't worth the headache to replace.
    Roll Tide Roll!
  • Contacting them on Monday. Thanks for the heads up.
    Large, small, and a mini
  • pabpab Posts: 108
    My stock gasket went on 3rd pizza cook with platesetter legs down. Lit egg got on eggheadforum.com & went out 20 minutes later & dome thermo pegged. Pleaded guilty to mothership (it was my fault) & they sent a new nomex. Have since purchsed an AR from CGS along with extender & 16 inch stone & no problem since but I don't get on the forum till my foods on now.:)
    Nerk Ahia LBGE
  • BOWHUNRBOWHUNR Posts: 1,479
    After my first egg, which now has a Rutland, I learned to peel them off right from the start, much easier before they're cooked on and they will fail.  I'm up to four eggs now and just installed a Rutland on my brand new mini today (pics to follow this week).  The factory gaskets are crap and so are the factory high temp ones if you plan on getting busy with it.  My advice, go Rutland, or go without!!

    Mike
    Omaha, NE

    I'm ashamed what I did for a Klondike Bar!!

    Omaha, NE
  • travisstrick, how do you maintain a good seal with temperature probe wires for low temp cooks w/o a gasket?  Without a gasket, do you have to run your probe wires through the top damper? 

    Thanks
    I don't do anything. I can see some light where the gasket was and it does leak a little smoke. But that's all it does, it just looks different. The cooking is exactly the same. The missing gasket has made no difference in temp control or lump consumption. 

    This is just a guess but it makes sense to me. The egg draws air from the bottom vent and expels it's "exhaust" through the top. A leak in the middle, near the gasket, would have a hard time fighting the flow of air to feed the lump on the bottom. 

    I try to focus on the end product rather than freak out about the method. It has been working so far.
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 17,543
    3 Eggs and zero gaskets. They will come off and some sooner than yours........When I say they will come off I am talking 90+% will.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • This is the one thing I have never like about BGE is the gaskets? That's why I change mine ecery July. I don't think that do that much except it keeps the ceramic from clanking togather.
    Living the good life in MACDonna
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