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My first BGE disaster.

While removing the cover of my Egg today I did not realize I was taking the damper top with it. It looked like it was in slow motion on its way down to my concrete patio. I knew it would not survive the impact but could do nothing but watch it go. Perhaps a good epoxy adhesive will make it functional again. In the big scheme of things this is not that big of a deal.
LBGE - July 2012
Valencia, CA
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  • JB weld will fix that...been there done that!!
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  • Here's my small cap.  It's got more seams than a football!  Works just fine!

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    Flint, Michigan.  Named the most dangerous city in America by the F.B.I. three years running.

    We invented the U.A.W. and carjacking!

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  • RLeeperRLeeper Posts: 480
    Man that sucks! When you get a replacement or the current one fixed put a little gasket material around the dome to secure the cap
    Extra Large, Large, and Mini. Tucker, GA
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  • jfarleyjfarley Posts: 145
    Problem temporarily resolved. A quick trip to OSH for a couple of hose clamps and Loctite "Extreme" adhesive has me functional again. I may still do the JB Weld to fill in the gaps as Plano and it appears Fred have done. The Mrs says "just go buy a new one". Why would I want a new one when I can have one with such character??? She just does not understand.
    LBGE - July 2012
    Valencia, CA
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  • I bought a new one because we take it to my Mom's to cook and she would obsess about it. For us, it was just easier.

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    Flint, Michigan.  Named the most dangerous city in America by the F.B.I. three years running.

    We invented the U.A.W. and carjacking!

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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 6,585
    Try one of these. No worries about the ceramic cap falling and breaking, keeps the rain out, and this piece replaces 2 things - the daisy wheel and the ceramic cap. I really like mine. 


    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
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  • BustersdadBustersdad Posts: 211
    I did the same thing after my 2nd cook...ordered a replacement via ebay
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  • danv23danv23 Posts: 463
    caliking said:
    Try one of these. No worries about the ceramic cap falling and breaking, keeps the rain out, and this piece replaces 2 things - the daisy wheel and the ceramic cap. I really like mine. 

    Amen

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  • R3KR3K Posts: 50
    RLeeper said:
    Man that sucks! When you get a replacement or the current one fixed put a little gasket material around the dome to secure the cap
    My LBGE came with some extra gasket material that is about a foot or so in length.  I wonder if that's what it is for?  The instructions to assemble the Egg never even touched on what that gasket may be used for because it's obviously not big enough to go around the lid or base of the Egg.
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  • jfarleyjfarley Posts: 145
    That steel cap looks like the thing for me! Thanks all. How many times after I open then close the dome do I realize I need to put the daisy wheel back in the right setting? Too many!
    LBGE - July 2012
    Valencia, CA
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  • WeberWho?WeberWho? Posts: 1,460
    I'll trade you accidents! My large vs my truck a few years ago
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  • minniemohminniemoh Posts: 1,171
    Weber, that's a sad sight....
    L x2, M, S, and Mini. She says I have enough now....
    eggAddict from MN!
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  • td66snrftd66snrf Posts: 758
    WeberWho? said:
    I'll trade you accidents! My large vs my truck a few years ago
    Truck OK?
    XLBGE, LBGE, MBGE, MINI, 2 Kubs, Fire Magic Gasser
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  • WeberWho?WeberWho? Posts: 1,460
    edited August 2013
    Truck OK?


    :))
    Rolled the egg behind my truck to grab something behind it. Completely forgot to roll it back. The next morning I grabbed a Coke from the spare fridge in the front of the garage. I usually walk behind my truck when getting in it. The Coke changed my route to the truck. Didn't even notice it behind my truck bed. Must have backed out 6' before hearing something. Figured my muffler maybe dropped. Wasn't so lucky. The egg never even crossed my mind. Was a little hard seeing the egg in pieces when walking behind the truck. I was lucky it was the spare large I found on Craigslist for $200. If it was my main warranty egg I would have cried like a little Sally! Live and learn I guess.





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  • Did ya ever think about JBWelding it back together? You could have a Frankenegg or maybe a Munsteregg!image

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    Flint, Michigan.  Named the most dangerous city in America by the F.B.I. three years running.

    We invented the U.A.W. and carjacking!

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  • WeberWho?WeberWho? Posts: 1,460
    Did ya ever think about JBWelding it back together? You could have a Frankenegg or maybe a Munsteregg!image

    Kept the plate setter.  They had clean breaks on the legs.  Haven't tried any JB Weld on it yet.  Have an additional plate setter for my warrantied egg.  Had a third large a few weeks earlier but gave it to my parents for a gift since it didn't see much use.  Wish I still had that 3rd large a few weeks later. :))  My Dad puts it to good use though.  Gave me a chance to pick up a small and mini.  Just being the two of us the small and mini are nice compared to two larges in our situation.  Maybe stumble across a 2nd large on Craigslist down the road.  
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  • tamu2009tamu2009 Posts: 240
    should be fine. i wouldn't buy a new one if that works. who cares if its ugly. 
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