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Missing screen on brand new BGE

I received my first BGE as a gift recently. The screen is missing and in its place there are instead 2 sliding doors one installed right side up and one appears to be upside down. As a result I'm unable to close the door tightly making it difficult to put out the BGE after use. Has anyone else had this problem and any ideas on how to get and install the screen?
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  • FloydtsFloydts Posts: 6
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  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 5,474
    New one on me. Possible you have receipt or know where came from? Worst case call mothership
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
  • Chris_WangChris_Wang Posts: 1,253
    Whoa. If I were you, I would contact the local dealer and have them switch it out for you.

    Ball Ground, GA

    ATL Sports Homer

     

  • FloydtsFloydts Posts: 6
    That is my next step for sure. Was curious whether anyone else had seen this. Thx for the feedback guys.
  • CharlesmaneriCharlesmaneri Posts: 1,295
    go to your closest BGE dealer and have them order you a new screen/door item # is SSMD for the Large once you have the new draft door it is simple to change it is held in place by 4 nuts&bolts 
    2 Large Eggs and a Mini 2 Pit Bulls and a Pork shoulder or butt nearby and 100% SICILIAN
    Long Island N.Y.
  • RRPRRP Posts: 15,894
    go to your closest BGE dealer and have them order you a new screen/door item # is SSMD for the Large once you have the new draft door it is simple to change it is held in place by 4 nuts&bolts 
    True, but it needs to be sealed with a bead of silicone to make it tight.
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
  • GogogordyGogogordy Posts: 460
    Darn fine gift! Congratulations.

    Yes, I would call/contact the local dealer I'm sure it'll be bo biggie to square you away.
    When I'm not Eggin', I'm scootin'   Eggin' and 'cueing from Temecula Ca; an hour from San Diego, an hour and five minutes from Palm Springs, and an hour and a half from Los Angeles (yeah, right. With THAT traffic?)
  • CharlesmaneriCharlesmaneri Posts: 1,295
    so before you put it on run a beed of silicon around the door and bolt it on and your all set I forgot to mention the silicon in my 1st post sorry 
    2 Large Eggs and a Mini 2 Pit Bulls and a Pork shoulder or butt nearby and 100% SICILIAN
    Long Island N.Y.
  • SMITTYtheSMOKERSMITTYtheSMOKER Posts: 2,405
    edited August 2013

    You should be able to slide out the extra door and replace with a screen without taking the whole vent assembly off.   You may need to remove from nest.  We see quite a few Eggs come right out of the boxes, never seen this before.

     

    -SMITTY     

    from SANTA CLARA, CA

  • Grill66Grill66 Posts: 14
    You don't need to remove the assembly to change the door. Just take the egg out of the nest or if you really don't want to do that you can lift the egg (with the help of a 2nd person) and rotate it in the nest clockwise so you'll have room to slide the door out on the right side.
  • FloydtsFloydts Posts: 6
    I just took a look at the Egg and see what you mean. Easy enough to just slide the door out and install the screen. I'll contact the dealer and get them to order me one. Great Forum...thanks for all the advice folks!!
  • Comments were correct--new screen just slides in.  The screen on  my LBGE tore, and mothership mailed me a new one under warranty.  My egg is in a table, so very easy to slide out old and slide in the new one.
  • scarri3rscarri3r Posts: 29
    I got my egg 12 years ago and they didn't even come with a screen.  I've never had any problems.
    Just my 2 cents.  
  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 6,896
    I've seen a couple of big embers hit the screen that would have otherwise shot out of the egg.  Screen is good :).  


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

  • jaydub58jaydub58 Posts: 1,703

    MY eggs (large, mini) live on a wooden deck.

    No screen, no cook.

    John in the Willamette Valley of Oregon
  • beteezbeteez Posts: 396
    My original egg came sans screen & the screen makes adjusting a pain so I took it out & have had no problems. Mine is on a concrete slab.
  • FloydtsFloydts Posts: 6
    I'll go the safe route and ask Mothership for a screen.
  • AquacopAquacop Posts: 468
    OK, I am going to ask a stupid question as a rookie and shamelessly use Floydts post to accomplish it. WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE SCREEN?
    LBGE 2013 Located in Savannah, Georgia
  • The purpose of the screen is to keep sparks and embers from falling out of the bottom vent and starting a fire.  For those of you who don't know Nature Boy, he had an Egg out on his driveway.  You know, concrete.  The wind blew a spark or ember into his garage and it burned his house down.  So, the screen is probably a good idea to be using.
    The Naked Whiz
  • FloydtsFloydts Posts: 6
    Thanks for all the feedback folks. The Mothership has shipped me a new screen to replace one of the damper doors installed in error.
  • AdamdAdamd Posts: 160
    Maybe I should use the screen on my egg since I do cook on a deck. However the screen seems to change the air flow enough to make problems. Just not as easy as not using it in my opinion. 
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