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Small leak?

Hey all ,so I realigned my dome today as I had a small underbite in the front of the egg.Thats now fixed And the dollar bill test is great all around the egg except for in the very back where I get very little resistance with the bill and I see a trickle of smoke seeping out in the very back.Is this an problem and can I just leave it? Really don't want to mess with the bolts again!!!

Thanks.
Hows ya gettin' on, me ol ****? 



Kippens.Newfoundland and Labrador. (Canada).

Comments

  • EggucatorEggucator Posts: 188
    I wouldn't worry about it.  Lots of guys don"t even have gaskets.
    LBGE
    Zionsville, IN
  • CANMAN1976CANMAN1976 Posts: 1,581
    So when you go gasketless is there much smoke leak??
    Hows ya gettin' on, me ol ****? 



    Kippens.Newfoundland and Labrador. (Canada).
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 19,806
    edited June 2013

    So when you go gasketless is there much smoke leak??
    Smoke (hot air with particulates) takes the path of least resistance....if you're one of them folks that never uses the DFMT, it doesn't really leak out the joint, just goes out the top.  If you're controlling your fire with the DFMT, it can be visible out the joint because you created backpressure. 
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  • CANMAN1976CANMAN1976 Posts: 1,581
    edited June 2013

    So when you go gasketless is there much smoke leak??
    Smoke (hot air with particulates) takes the path of least resistance....if you're one of them folks that never uses the DFMT, it doesn't really leak out the joint, just goes out the top.  If you're controlling your fire with the DFMT, it can be visible out the joint because you created backpressure. 

    So true Nola, I didnt see any leak from the gasket until I put the daisy wheel on and it was a small amount at that.Gonna let it ride for now and hopefully it doesnt affect anything or get worse..

    Damn I hate buying new things... your so freakin particular bout the smallest things in the beginning...the novelty should wear of by the end of the week.

    Hows ya gettin' on, me ol ****? 



    Kippens.Newfoundland and Labrador. (Canada).
  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 4,895
    It doesn't matter at all. Makes no real difference.
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
  • sariverssarivers Posts: 67

    Damn I hate buying new things... your so freakin particular bout the smallest things in the beginning...the novelty should wear of by the end of the week.

    I did the same thing except mine was that the firebox wobbled.  It still wobbles but I no longer care. 
    Columbia, SC

  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 10,043
    Sounds like "no big deal" but there are a couple of things to assess-can you hold the low&slow temps you want (regardless of vent/DFMT settings) and do you get a good shutdown of the BGE when you install the ceramic top (lump conservation).  If you have no issues with those events then "no worries".  FWIW-
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs 
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  • Philly35Philly35 Posts: 671
    Would a high temp cook fry the gasket in that area being as how the heat is getting through it? Mine didn't pass the dollar bill test and I just loosened the top ring and it fell flat then I tightened it back up.
    NW IOWA
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 19,806
    Philly35 said:
    Would a high temp cook fry the gasket in that area being as how the heat is getting through it? Mine didn't pass the dollar bill test and I just loosened the top ring and it fell flat then I tightened it back up.
    Potentially, especially if you cooked hot (like pizza) with the legs on the plate setter down.  The hot air gets deflected into the gasket area, and it would fail faster if there were a leak.
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  • jccbone62jccbone62 Posts: 204
    There is a link to a video on here somewhere that would help you correct that problem. Maybe someone will come along and provide a link to it later
    XL owner in Wichita, KS
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 17,539
    Canman you need to "get your drink on" my friend. Stop thinking! Right now! Now don't you feel better.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • Doc_EggertonDoc_Eggerton Posts: 5,007
    Haven't had gaskets on my Eggs for a year and a half.  Scrapped them smooth and reset the dome.  I can hold 180 reliably for hot smoked salmon with proper set up, and mid 200s for pulled pork or ribs are no problem at all.  It leaks smoke a bit worse when a probe is in because of the wire.  Only issue you will have is a dirty, dirty dome where ever the smoke comes out.  On the other hand a clean Egg isn't getting used enough.

    XLBGE X 2, LBGE (gave this one to my daughter), MBGE and lots of toys

  • CANMAN1976CANMAN1976 Posts: 1,581
    Thanks for the feedback. I'm Gonna forget about it as its only minor and possibly coming from the gasket seam thats back there anyhow? See how it goes over the next few cooks...come on  long week-end!!!
    Hows ya gettin' on, me ol ****? 



    Kippens.Newfoundland and Labrador. (Canada).
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