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Daisy Wheel on a Small

Mattman3969Mattman3969 Posts: 4,171
edited September 2013 in EggHead Forum
I have noticed that my daisy wheel only goes on about 1/2-3/4" and is really tight Should I be concerned that with it being tight it "could" cause a crack in the dome from thermal expansion or am I over thinking this? My large is loose fighting but doesn't fall off as long as it is positioned correctly, that is what made me question the fit of the small.

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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 6,586
    Mine doesn't fit well either, so I never use it.

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  • R2Egg2QR2Egg2Q Posts: 1,652
    That's pretty common on Smalls (mine as well).
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  • Thanks guys.

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  • I just got my small and the DW fits just like you describe. I doubt there will be an issue with thermal expansion.  If it was a problem, there would be plenty of discussions about it.

    I just make sure the wheel is position correctly before I fire it up and I have not had any problems.
    Texas Aggie transplanted in Georgia
    Large BGE, Small BGE, more accessories than I'm willing to tell the Mrs. about.

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  • I guess with the small not being a nuclear machine the daisy prolly isn't needed like @caliking said. I will venture that direction

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  • @wmcguire93 - are you snugging yours or just simply putting it on?

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  • bud812bud812 Posts: 1,330
    Mine fell off just opening it & broke. Watch it! I was able to patch it back together though.

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  • I snug mine down and make sure it's level when the lid is closed. I also make sure the pivot screw on the top is in line with the Egg spring hinge so the DW top stays in place when I open  the Egg.
    Texas Aggie transplanted in Georgia
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  • BotchBotch Posts: 2,960
    bud812 said:
    Mine fell off just opening it & broke. Watch it! I was able to patch it back together though.
    Wait, your daisy wheel Broke??  
     
    To the OP, if it doesn't fit any better than that, either the DW or the top of the Egg is out of spec, or you have a DW for a Mini.  There would be a danger of cracking as the Egg cools; metal expands much more than ceramic when heated, and the heat of the egg would gradually expand the DW allowing it to settle down further; then, when it cooled, the DW would shrink more than the ceramic and something will have to give.  
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  • Does anyone actually have a small daisy wheel that fits correctly? If so what is the inside diameter dimension?

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