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lid alignment

Tightened bands and now lid doesn't align with the body.  How do I fix?  Thanks!
When you get to a fork in the road, pick it up, spear something with it and throw it on the grill!!!
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  • SpaightlabsSpaightlabs Posts: 628
    Won't hurt anything if you leave it like that...it'll cook and hold temps the same.
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  • Wont it kill the gasket?
    When you get to a fork in the road, pick it up, spear something with it and throw it on the grill!!!
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  • grege345grege345 Posts: 3,062
    That's nothing. I'd leave it alone but if you want to fix it youtube it.
    LBGE& SBGE———————————————•———————– Pennsylvania / poconos

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  • SpaightlabsSpaightlabs Posts: 628
    I've done a lot of high temp cooks and a clean burn with mine like that and no problems.
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  • SkinnyVSkinnyV Posts: 2,394
    edited June 2013
    Welcome to the club, mines not 100% either. I think most who messed with the lid have this issue. Mine is a much much smaller underbite. Look for a youtube video that shows a fix which should get you closer to proper alignment.
    Seattle, WA
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  • Does this look better?
    When you get to a fork in the road, pick it up, spear something with it and throw it on the grill!!!
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  • And this? Phone being dumb.  Have to post pics separately.
    When you get to a fork in the road, pick it up, spear something with it and throw it on the grill!!!
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  • One more...
    When you get to a fork in the road, pick it up, spear something with it and throw it on the grill!!!
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 12,807
    That's better aligned than mine.
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    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

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  • bo_mullbo_mull Posts: 303

    I wish mine was aligned that good.

    Cleveland, TN.

    LG BGE, PSWOO2, Stoker WIFI.

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  • TerrebanditTerrebandit Posts: 1,277
    So how did you do it?
    Dave - Austin, TX
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  • SkinnyVSkinnyV Posts: 2,394
    edited June 2013
    Yeah how u do it , looks good.
    Seattle, WA
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  • dougbackerdougbacker Posts: 277
    edited June 2013
    Just have a WHOLE bunch of loud mouth soup and it will aline it's self :))

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    Mini BGE
    36" Blackstone Griddle
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  • I used washers per a video on YouTube to get the sides aligned. Haven't figured out front to back. Front to back alignment on the video uses some black magic I haven't figured out yet...
    When you get to a fork in the road, pick it up, spear something with it and throw it on the grill!!!
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 12,807
    Nice. 

    The important alignment is the seal, and even that's not that important given half the folks on this forum are going commando....

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    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

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  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 5,900
    edited June 2013
    As @nolaegghead says, it's the seal that drives the equation.  Dollar Bill test it and a good fit=no issues.  If you aren't particular about low&slow temp control and the amount of lump consumed once you shut it down then the gasket air leakage isn't an issue.  OTOH-if you can't achieve what you want with the current alignment then you need to resolve.  FWIW-
    Louisville
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