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I to am doing a 14 1/2 lb bird today. Doing mine plate setter legs up drip pan on spacers (3 sets of washers) . Stainless rack above. Going to put 1/2 can of chicken broth in drip pan to start drippings. My turkey is injected with Dr BBQ sauce.
I have my two eggs on a composite deck. I went to Lowes and bought 12x12 floor tiles. I placed them loose on felt paper to keep them from sliding around. They also work great for drip and spill cleanup.
Take the hinge off the top dome. Now bolt the top ring to the hinge. Know pull the ring to the closed position. Use cable ties to hold closet.know you should be able to place dome into place and tighten.