We've had our egg about 2 months. We thought we installed the band correctly and used the silicone as advised. Last night as I was lifting the top open the band sprung loose. Had the top not come to rest on the edge of a deck railing it would have fallen off completely and probably broken. Before we attempt to redo the band, does anyone have any suggestions for this not happening again? I found one post about tightening down the hex bolts very tight - maybe we didn't do that?? Help welcome. Other than that we're learning and loving it. Mary[p]Also, I ordered a large wok from Outdoor Home. I'm not sure where this is to sit. I took the grate out and thought it would be a tight fit, however, there is some space around edges of wok. It sits nicely down on the fire. but getting at the handles to lift it out is dicey. Any suggestions for wok use?