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Snapped bolt !

While I was cooking yesterday heard something snap ! It was one of the bolts holding the hinge to the ring for the top of the egg I emailed BGE Canada expecting to hear back Monday, got an email back right away and will be getting a replacement bolt. In his view this is probably caused b over-tightening the bolts..... Hope it holds up today as I planned to do my first Pork shoulder which is sitting in the fridge getting more and more delicious
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  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 6,894
    Oh man...that sucks!   I would be really careful.  Obviously you don't want the dome to slip out and break while you open it.  Do you have some good gloves and someone to put food in for you?  I would basically lift the dome with two hands with gloves...assume the bands arne't going to hold. 


    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

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  • 3 of the 4 bolts are still holding and the chap from BGE Canada said it would be OK but use it with care. I found a spare from the install packet and will out it on and loosen the remaining bolts a little as over-tightening could be the problem. Then I will fire her up and get going on my first Butt !
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  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 6,894
    Gotcha...I didn't read carefully the first time and assumed it was the bent bolt that holds the dome in place.  


    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

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  • paqmanpaqman Posts: 1,678
    Who did you email at BGE Canada? I am still waiting for a replacement thermometer and did not get a reply since more than a month ago.

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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,352

    Jim,

    Are you talking about the cinch bolts that go through the band from the inside out?

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,352
    paqman said:
    Who did you email at BGE Canada? I am still waiting for a replacement thermometer and did not get a reply since more than a month ago.
    There is a lady there who is excellent on warranty stuff. I can't remember her name though. I have e-mails at work and I'll get her name and address to you tomorrow.

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • You should be fine without one of these bolts, unless you've overtightened them all and now they may start to give way.   These bolts do not need to be "super tight".

     

    Sounds like you have help on the away, good luck with the cook today.

     

    -SMITTY     

    from SANTA CLARA, CA

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  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 7,151
    edited April 2013
    I think the bolt you are talking about are the cinch bolts. In order to replace them/it you will have to loosen the dome and insert from the inside of the band. Hopefully BGE Canada sent you some new dome band bolts as well. 
    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
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  • Just went on the Canada website and all the contacts are listed First name (Debbie) email bounced back, tried second name and got a response right away from his Blackberry. Very helpful, called me and all resolved Butt is at 140 after 3 hours and Dome at 230. It is a small one for learning. Taste test tonight !
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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,352

    That's the name.

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • _BR__BR_ Posts: 42
    Ask for Lucy or Sarah. My fav's.

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