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Little issue while prepping the egg...

frankc623frankc623 Posts: 163
edited May 2013 in EggHead Forum
So I'm prepping the egg for ribs this afternoon. Added my lump, started the fire and closed the dome. I went inside to prep the ribs and when I came back out the fire took off the the thermometer went around to around 1000 degrees. I put the daisy wheel on and closed the doors and the temp has come down to around 500 degrees. I went to open the dome and it won't open. I guess what was left of my gasket melted together. Anyone ever experience this? What should I do? Help!!!
L-BGE | Westminster, MD

Comments

  • tnbarbqtnbarbq Posts: 248
    I would gently try to pry it open with a screw driver. Gently!
    Scooter 
    Mid TN. Hangin' in the 'Boro. MIM Judge
  • bigphilbigphil Posts: 1,390
    what @hapster said could try a good yank as well 
    Large Big Green Egg , XL Big Green Egg . BBQ Guru, Weber Kettle, Weber Q grill for road trips.
  • six_eggsix_egg Posts: 772
    edited May 2013

    hapster said:
    Work around with a putty knife. Once open, take advantage and remove all of that pesky gasket and get on with your life... Wear gloves Enjoy the ribs
    I agree.

    XLBGE, LBGE 

    Texarkana, TX

  • SMITTYtheSMOKERSMITTYtheSMOKER Posts: 2,576

    A razor knife works best. IMO

     

    I find when cooking a timer is your best friend.  Use one.

     

    -SMITTY     

    from SANTA CLARA, CA

  • frankc623frankc623 Posts: 163
    got it free with a putty knife. thanks for the suggestion hap. i guess its time for a new gasket...
    L-BGE | Westminster, MD
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,732
    It's funny, the couple of gaskets I have fused have been the ones that stayed on longest.

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 7,959
    I just put on a new(er) nomex thats grey and has a self stick back from BGE rep.  I only put it on the bottom of the egg, passes the dollar test and it wont seal shut again(so im told)
    I think it was CenTex who advised that the hightemp BGE gasket is not Nomex. I know it looks very different than my High-Q Nomex. Certainly did not last as long. (Either is much better than the shipping pad original gasket)
    Delta B.C. - Move over coffee, this is job for alcohol!
  • I just put on a new(er) nomex thats grey and has a self stick back from BGE rep.  I only put it on the bottom of the egg, passes the dollar test and it wont seal shut again(so im told)
    I think it was CenTex who advised that the hightemp BGE gasket is not Nomex. I know it looks very different than my High-Q Nomex. Certainly did not last as long. (Either is much better than the shipping pad original gasket)

    I've used both.they both lasted around 6 months or so. maybe a year. I'm down to what used to be recognizable as a gasket on the base only at the moment. Seems to work just fine. this one is the BGE. My hiQ came unglue and fell in the fire. I kept waiting for the "bad smoke to clear" but after an hour i went out and found it in the fire. I smoked out the entire block :))
    Keeping it Weird in the ATX
    2 Large BGE
    1 MiniMax BGE
    1 Karubecue C60 (aka-"The Dishwasher")
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  • frankc623frankc623 Posts: 163
    I'm going to contact the mothership and see if they will send me a replacement gasket. If they won't I'll probably go with no gasket for a while. What do nomex/rutlands run? 30-50 bucks?
    L-BGE | Westminster, MD
  • I wasn't kidding when I said it smoked out the entire block


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    Keeping it Weird in the ATX
    2 Large BGE
    1 MiniMax BGE
    1 Karubecue C60 (aka-"The Dishwasher")
    More accessories than TFJ knows about and one more purchase from mandatory counciling
  • frankc623frankc623 Posts: 163
    That's crazy!
    L-BGE | Westminster, MD
  • hapsterhapster Posts: 7,431
    Go without for a while or so and see what happens.
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