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NOT the way to end a good day of cooking!!!

EggtuckyEggtucky Posts: 2,746
edited 1:54PM in EggHead Forum's my fault..but I hadn't checked the tightness of the band on my small dome in some the very end of a long day of the lid on my small and the dome flew completely out and ended up like this....any idea what a new dome for a small costs???


WADDA bummah!!!! :angry: :blink: :sick: :angry:


  • Ouch that hurts
  • Major bummer! Sorry man.
  • EEEk sorry to hear and see that, hearts my heart even my wife grimaced when i turned the laptop for her to see it.

  • Cory430Cory430 Posts: 1,072
    Man that freakin sucks!!!!!!!!!!!!! :( :( :( Sorry, but no idea what a new dome'll cost ya :(
  • Beanie-BeanBeanie-Bean Posts: 3,092
    Dang, man--I'm feeling your pain. I did the same thing to the rain cap on my small, and had to wait a really long time before it was replaced because the dealer ordered a replacement cap for a Mini instead of a Small.
  • BrocBroc Posts: 1,398
    Ques-que une bummeurre!

    :blink: :ohmy: :ermm:
  • RRPRRP Posts: 18,968
    So very sorry to hear and see your problem! No preaching will be done at this death site, but PLEASE email me after you buy your new $100 replacement. A buck'$ worth of nut$ is all you have to lose for a surefire solution...and NO I'm not selling them!
    L, M, S, Mini
    Dunlap, IL
  • A grim reminder to the rest of us to "keep your nuts tight". Sorry for your loss. :-(
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,973

    Man that has to hurt. Whatever a new top costs, it will be less painful than being without an egg.



    Caledon, ON


  • EggtuckyEggtucky Posts: 2,746
    True..and I still have my large..but I have become more dependent on my small than my large!!..gonna be calling the mothership as soon as they open tomorrow!! :blink:
  • JeffersonianJeffersonian Posts: 4,244
    Aw, crap. No idea, but it's more than zero.
  • CamanoCamano Posts: 134
    That just brings tears to my eyes
  • I'm sorry to see your tragedy. It brings back bad memories of when my ineggsperienced friend tried to close my egg without asking how to unlock the hinge. The slow motion image of it crashing to the concrete is for ever in my head.
    My friend paid about $180 for the replacement large dome and my egg is as good as new.
  • ZippylipZippylip Posts: 4,483
    that is like a punch in the sack
  • EggtuckyEggtucky Posts: 2,746
    hey steve..thanks for the link..dunno why I didn't think of fred's..placed the order this morning..and guess who will be going over his large today to make sure everthing is good and snug!? :blink:
  • TomM24TomM24 Posts: 1,364
    Ouch! I've never tightened my nuts. I know what I'm doing tonight.
  • EggtuckyEggtucky Posts: 2,746
    yeah..came with no warning...thank goodness I had just taken the mac n cheese off...felt kinda weird when I opened it, so like a retard, opened it again and that's when it just rolled right outta the band and onto the floor...pretty helpless feeling and almost in slo mo.. did find out one large pizza stone fit perfectly onto the fire ring so I could at least put the fire out and let it cool down...doh!
  • EggtuckyEggtucky Posts: 2,746 sure to..the other irony is I've had a nomex gasket kit for my large here for about 6 mos..guess my small will be getting the nomex first!..haha
  • ZippylipZippylip Posts: 4,483
    I just put mine on this past week. In doing so, I realized that the nuts on the hinge were hopelessly loose, I had not noticed it while using the egg or when I took the band off to put the gasket on, guess I should have realized it a couple months ago when my lid started randomly falling when open, I could not leave it alone open, turns out the table was leaning forward contributing to the out of level egg, but the loose nuts were also contributing:

  • EggtuckyEggtucky Posts: 2,746
    Glad you caught it in time!! ;)
  • bubba timbubba tim Posts: 3,216
    ya, I hate it when my nuts get loose too! :woohoo:
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  • valrunevalrune Posts: 134
    Can locking nuts be used to prevent this problem?
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