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Help. my egg is welded shut

edited 7:31PM in EggHead Forum
Hello everyone, [p] I did a burn to clean my egg with the last of what was left in the bag of cowboy lump, the gasket was alread pretty much trashed and crisp anyway , was getting ready to change it this weekend to a Rutland gasket, But now I cant open the egg it is like it is welded shut. What do I do? should I try and take a putty knife and lightly tap with a hammer all the way around the seal and try to free it that way? Thanks in advance.[p] Dave in Spring Hill Fl


  • Mark BackerMark Backer Posts: 1,018
    DISH,[p]I didn't even have to use a hammer. I used a butter knife and the butt of my hand. One decent shot did the whole thing. [p]Don't worry. It'll be okay...[p]p.s. on the other hand, your egg is ruined. Please mail it to: Mark Backer, Suwanee, GA 30024
  • DISH,
    before i'd go the putty knife route, i'd stuff some newspaper in the lower vent under the fire grate, light it up, light up whatever lump is still in there, heat up the egg a little and see if that does the trick. .. if you still need to resort to the putty knife, i'd be really careful using a hammer. .. i'd probably use the palm of my hand... . a little heat should do it for you though.. ..

  • haywyrehaywyre Posts: 165
    mad max beyond eggdome,
    I would have to agree. Put a few chunks of lump though the top (If you have the BGE Ash tool you can slide it down through teh top hole and drop a few pieces down into the firebox then light with news paper from the bottom and let her grank back up.[p]haywyre

  • DISH, I use a flathead screwdriver, right under the lid handle, slowly work in, give slight twist with wrist and it pops open. This came straight fro B.A. at egg central.

  • DISH,
    I just had the same situation...ended up having to do all three...heating up, butterknife and flathead screwdriver...I have to admmit I was sketchy about prying around my pride and joy but no harm was done and she opened right up!

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