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Busted my dome

Was cooking a pizza and the baby was acting like an **** so I took him outside to check on the pie lifted the lid and with my hands full watched helplessly as it fell in slow mo. Guess the high temp made the ring expand and lose grip.
Brewer, BBQer, Softballer, RCer, Father, HomeTheaterer, and trouble maker.
Orange, CA
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  • That sucks, a painful reminder to check the bolts a couple of times a year in a consistent climate and once every 2 months in one that actually goes through the four seasons. 
    I raise my kids, cook and golf.  When work gets in the way I'm pissed, I'm pissed off 48 weeks a year.
    Inbetween Iowa and Colorado, not close to anything remotely entertaining outside of football season. 
  • CookinbobCookinbob Posts: 1,657
    That really sucks!
    XLBGE, Small BGE, Homebrew and Guitars
    Rochester, NY
  • BREWnQBREWnQ Posts: 213
    Just replaced the gasket about a month ago and was afraid of snapping then so probably didn't tighten them enough. It's been fine though the last 10 cooks or so.
    Brewer, BBQer, Softballer, RCer, Father, HomeTheaterer, and trouble maker.
    Orange, CA
  • R2Egg2QR2Egg2Q Posts: 1,652
    Damn, that sucks.
    XL, Large, Small, Mini Eggs
    Bay Area, CA
  • TerrebanditTerrebandit Posts: 1,621
    Sorry man.
    Dave - Austin, TX
  • cazzycazzy Posts: 8,808
    Sorry brother. :(
    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ....
  • jhl192jhl192 Posts: 998
    Is that a large or medium?
    XL BGE; Medium BGE; L BGE 
  • How tight are they suppose to be? I've been paranoid about something like this ever since I noticed it loosened up on a pizza cook I was doing.

    Suntree, FL

  • Too bad, sorry to see a cracked dome. 
    Band bolts for the LBGE/MBGE are to be torqued to 120 inch pounds. 
    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
  • My condolences ....
  • DMWDMW Posts: 9,251
    Wow that sucks, reminds me I should check my bolts soon.
    My Facebook Page where I document my cooking
    Morgantown, PA

    XL BGE - S BGE - KJ Jr - HB Legacy - BS Pizza Oven - 30" Firepit - King Kooker Fryer -  PR72T - 18.5" WSM - Gasser
  • insanehinsaneh Posts: 112
    Ouch. Feeling for you.
    Dead smack in the middle of NH
  • hapsterhapster Posts: 7,420
    Why was the kid acting like an ****?

    Sucks about the dome though...
  • jscarfojscarfo Posts: 405
    Did he call his baby a ****?
  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 8,592
    Sorry to hear that!  

    I think it hilarious that you said your baby was acting like an ****. 


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

  • How does one ensure that the bolts are tightened to 120 lbs?
  • saluki2007saluki2007 Posts: 1,970
    Sorry for your loss bro.  *Goes and checks bolts*
    Large and Small BGE
    Morton, IL

  • sancho65sancho65 Posts: 108
    Sorry about the loss, It could have been a lot worse.....
    XL, Large, 2 Small's and Mini BGE Arlington Texas
  • BREWnQBREWnQ Posts: 213
    jhl192 said:

    Is that a large or medium?

    Its a large.

    Momma was trying to get the 2nd pizza made and the baby wanted up to see what she was doimg and started crying so I scooped him up and took him out for a peek.
    Brewer, BBQer, Softballer, RCer, Father, HomeTheaterer, and trouble maker.
    Orange, CA
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 12,518
    hapster said:
    Why was the kid acting like an ****?

    Sucks about the dome though...
    My kids act like assholes every night. Crying to be picked up, throwing food on the floor, the older one trying to drown the younger one in the bath, not going to bed. You know, kid stuff. Parenthood is depressing. Then they smile and it's all okay.

    I'm sure he is speaking in hyperbole as I am(about the **** part).The best is when you and the wife have "big plans" for the evening, but then one of them acts up and it gets too late because you have to get up at 0400. Sigh.

     I hear they become pretty cool around the age of 4, and then everything is ruined once they become teenagers with their hormones and what not. No wonder we go grey.
  • BREWnQBREWnQ Posts: 213
    Went out this morning hoping it was all a bad dream. Nope. Little man is still unphased by the event.
    Brewer, BBQer, Softballer, RCer, Father, HomeTheaterer, and trouble maker.
    Orange, CA
  • MO_EgginMO_Eggin Posts: 155
    @Dcgriller - torque wrench will get you to the correct spec.  Note it's 120 INCH pounds, not foot pounds.
    LBGE, St. Louis, MO
  • gerhardkgerhardk Posts: 887
    I thought you are suppose tighten the bolts till they bend.

    Gerhard
  • BREWnQBREWnQ Posts: 213
    Brewer, BBQer, Softballer, RCer, Father, HomeTheaterer, and trouble maker.
    Orange, CA
  • SkinnyVSkinnyV Posts: 3,103
    edited February 2014
    Nt
    Seattle, WA
  • BREWnQ said:
    Was cooking a pizza and the baby was acting like an **** so I took him outside to check on the pie lifted the lid and with my hands full watched helplessly as it fell in slow mo. Guess the high temp made the ring expand and lose grip.
    My advice to you is to start drinking heavily. Then when you are good and hungover tomorrow contact your distributor, plead poverty and blame it on the kid. Find the closest orphanage and take a pic and send it to them claiming they are all yours.

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • CookinbobCookinbob Posts: 1,657
    I torqued my band bolts using a 5 gallon bucket filled to 24 lbs with water, hanging off a 6" wrench.  Method was described in my BGE assembly manual.  It worked and I have had no problems.
    XLBGE, Small BGE, Homebrew and Guitars
    Rochester, NY
  • Assholes ... everybody has one!
    My PitMaster IQ120 FREAKIN ROCKS!!!!!!! Current BGE arsenal: XL & MiniMax
  • DiptipDiptip Posts: 45
    edited February 2014

    Sorry to hear about your dome.

    Sounds like the kid takes after his father.

    So, it's acceptable to go on a public forum and call your young child and **** and then post a picture of him?

    And you wonder why kids are the way they are these days?

    In an idiots head.
  • BREWnQBREWnQ Posts: 213
    Ya I wasn't real concerned about hurting your feelings. With the exception of you everyone else understood the point I was trying to make. 
    Brewer, BBQer, Softballer, RCer, Father, HomeTheaterer, and trouble maker.
    Orange, CA
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