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New Large Green Egg Owner

Hello all, I am proud new owner of a Large BGE.  Have an assembly question for you.  There was a small bag with what appeared to be felt gasket seal in it, but nothing told me where to put it.  Does that go around the top of the hole in the lid, or in the ceramic top?  Thanks in advance for any info.
RobLarge BGE, Merritt Island, (Space Coast of Florida)

Comments

  • Congrats on the new egg!!!  If it is a short piece of gasket (12" or so), it probably goes around the smoke stack to make the daisy wheel fit tight so that it does not fall off when you open your egg.  The gaskets on the top and bottom of the egg should already be installed.

  • lantzwrlantzwr Posts: 112
    That's what I was thinking.  Yes the top and bottom gaskets were already installed.  Thanks for the confirmation.
    RobLarge BGE, Merritt Island, (Space Coast of Florida)
  • six_eggsix_egg Posts: 588
    Welcome and enjoy the life style.

    XLBGE, LBGE growing accessories.

    Want: Ceramicgrillworks 2 tier large, Dutch oven, Cyber Q Wifi

    Grenada, MS

  • lantzwrlantzwr Posts: 112
    Hotch said:
    Welcome. And remember to check your bands after each of your first few cooks.
    Oh I plan on it.  Have heard a few horror stories about lids flying off and breaking.
    RobLarge BGE, Merritt Island, (Space Coast of Florida)
  • fadaxfadax Posts: 21
    edited September 2013
    welcom !,
    see this video, better than paper istruction.

    at 3:45 minutes you can see the short piece of gasket.
    Fausto

    Milano-ITALY
  • txav8rtxav8r Posts: 153
    Somewhere in the instructions, it recommends going to the BGE website and watching the assembly video.  Whether it was on the video or somewhere in the boxes, I remember it saying the gasket was for the smoke stack.  My egg is still in the box as I am still working on the table.
    Just far enough north of DFW to be "rural"...and close enough to be urban, depending on my mood.
  • lantzwrlantzwr Posts: 112
    fadax said:
    welcom !,
    see this video, better than paper istruction.

    at 3:45 minutes you can see the short piece of gasket.
    Fausto


    txav8r said:
    Somewhere in the instructions, it recommends going to the BGE website and watching the assembly video.  Whether it was on the video or somewhere in the boxes, I remember it saying the gasket was for the smoke stack.  My egg is still in the box as I am still working on the table.
    Thanks.  That's a great video.  Wish mine would have come with those 4 red spacers, would have made things a little easier.
    RobLarge BGE, Merritt Island, (Space Coast of Florida)
  • Welcome to the world of egging and to this addictive forum.

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    LBGE, Grill Extender, 5 burner Char-Broil gasser that hold my eggessories
  • HorseMoverHorseMover Posts: 174
    edited September 2013
    lantzwr said:


    fadax said:

    welcom !,
    see this video, better than paper istruction.

    at 3:45 minutes you can see the short piece of gasket.
    Fausto



    txav8r said:

    Somewhere in the instructions, it recommends going to the BGE website and watching the assembly video.  Whether it was on the video or somewhere in the boxes, I remember it saying the gasket was for the smoke stack.  My egg is still in the box as I am still working on the table.

    Thanks.  That's a great video.  Wish mine would have come with those 4 red spacers, would have made things a little easier.



    I looked and looked and thought I lost them or something but asked my brother and he didn't get the spacers either. I ended up using some door shims that were just about perfect for the gap space.
    Albion, PA
  • Put the gasket on the inside of the top edge of the daisy wheel. Not on the stack.
    Dave - Austin, TX
  • Put the gasket on the inside of the top edge of the daisy wheel. Not on the stack.

    Why not on the stack?
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 7,208

    Put the gasket on the inside of the top edge of the daisy wheel. Not on the stack.

    Why not on the stack?
    I have seen it mentioned that the felt can melt off the stack during high heat burns when you
    put the rain cap on due to the trapped heat. I have the eggware cap and put the felt on the stack without issue so far, FWIW.
  • Welcome to our, now your eggin addiction world. Remember no pictures and it didn't happen.
    Eggin in SW "Keep it Weird" TX
  • lantzwrlantzwr Posts: 112
    Welcome to the world of egging and to this addictive forum.

    Welcome to our, now your eggin addiction world. Remember no pictures and it didn't happen.
    Thanks for the welcome.  I am going to look for a good smoked pork loin recipe to make this weekend.
    RobLarge BGE, Merritt Island, (Space Coast of Florida)
  • lantzwrlantzwr Posts: 112
    Put the gasket on the inside of the top edge of the daisy wheel. Not on the stack.
    I ended up putting it on the stack like in the video.  I guess I will try your suggestion if it evers comes off.  Thanks for the info.
    RobLarge BGE, Merritt Island, (Space Coast of Florida)
  • txav8rtxav8r Posts: 153
    lantzwr said:
    Put the gasket on the inside of the top edge of the daisy wheel. Not on the stack.
    I ended up putting it on the stack like in the video.  I guess I will try your suggestion if it evers comes off.  Thanks for the info.

    Won't the gasket also cushion the ceramic cap if the gasket is on the chimney?  I have seen some mod videos of guys putting gasket on the daisy wheel but I seem to remember there was also gasket on the chimney.  The assembly video does call for it on the chimney.  Speaking of, you guys with the stainless eggware cap think it makes cooking easier or adds anything more than cosmetics?

    I failed to say welcome aboard lantzwr...welcome aboard!

    Just far enough north of DFW to be "rural"...and close enough to be urban, depending on my mood.
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 7,208
    @txav8r, it keeps out rain during cooking and the only time I touch it is to adjust. No need tot take it off. It isn't the most necessary accessory ever, especially if you live in a low-rainfall area. It also doesn't change settings or fall off when opening the egg.
  • txav8rtxav8r Posts: 153
    edited September 2013
    @txav8r, it keeps out rain during cooking and the only time I touch it is to adjust. No need tot take it off. It isn't the most necessary accessory ever, especially if you live in a low-rainfall area. It also doesn't change settings or fall off when opening the egg.

    The fact it doesn't fall off is probably a big plus.  I haven't experienced my egg yet, but I have seen them fall off already in the egg store!  And it will snuff the fire and put out the coals as quick as the ceramic cap?  Also, is there a key or shortcut to using @somebody?  When try to direct it to someone, it seems a challenge vs just copy/paste but having to also hit the @ key. 
    Just far enough north of DFW to be "rural"...and close enough to be urban, depending on my mood.
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