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Help me, my BGE lid falls off everytime it gets hot!!!

bgenutbgenut Posts: 3
edited December 2011 in EggHead Forum
The metal ring that holds the top to the bottom keeps slipping off when my egg gets hot. I have tried adjusting it and it keeps happening. Any ideas on how to fix this???


  • You need to really crank down on the nuts/bolts until the bolt bends.  The lid will not break.  Do the same for the bottom too.
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  • Yes, what Trout said.  If you think you've tightened them too much, tighten them some more.
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  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 23,020
    i have tighten the bolts when hot. just tightened them enough til it doesnt feel loose any more. bge frowns on this technique but i  cook at 1200 degrees at times, the dome gets LOOSE. dont crank them when its hot, just snug, and it has to be hot for a while, get it hot and let it sit there and take in the heat for a good hour to let the bands expand
  • Thanks for the heads-up!  After a half-dozen cooks on my new large I checked the bolts.  They weren't floppity loose but they certainly had room to tighten.  I'll check it hot for "snug" next run.
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  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    if the bolts aren't bent, they aren't tight enough
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  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 23,020
    bayside, tighten them til they bend, tighten again in a couple weeks, tighten again after a few months, check them once a year, it doesnt need to be done hot and bge doesnt recomend tightening hot. new bands seem to need tightening a couple times through the process to seat them selves
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