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New dome design...

EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 14,134
edited April 2013 in EggHead Forum
Has anyone else seen the new multi-piece dome?


I surely hope not. No pics of the act because I don't want it to have happened.

I was doing a kickass gasket replacement that would keep me from ever needing to do it again. Here is a sneak peek:


As I was realigning the dome, I must have have not tightened the band enough because I lifted it up and the dome kept going. I didn't even look twice. I went inside and sat down with a beer to reflect on the last year with my medium. So much for the pork butt tomorrow. Sorry @caliking, no pork bao tomorrow.

Called the dealer. New dome is 146 bucks and won't be here for at least 1-2 weeks. I have a bastard Costco egg without warranty but they will take it back(Good guy Costco). New medium is 629 and 659 at 2 nearest dealers. I decided to check in on the large so I can be as cool as the rest of you AR/swing grate crowd. 799 and 849 for egg, nest, and plate setter. I was never much of a math nut but it seems like I can get a new large for about the same price as fixing mine(mine was 660 invested for compared parts of deal). There seems to be a silver lining to this. The 2 fests near me(5/4 in Waldorf and 6/1 @ Dizzy Pig) are selling the demo larges for 750. Not much of a deal worth waiting for. SWMBO didn't even want to talk to me after I told her. Later, I presented the options in such a way that she said "you might as well get the large". Did I mention silver lining?

In terms of my sweet gasket ring, I'll need to see about doing it again with whatever I get and I will discuss it then.

It will be a somber weekend. At least my daughter kept me happy. She is 14 months and is now pointing to my pregnant wife's abdomen saying "bay... be". Good stuff.


  • No Bueno. Centex no likey at all. :-&
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    1- KBQ C-60 (The Dishwasher)
    I- Blackstone 36" Griddle
    1- Sweet-A$$ Roccbox Pizza Oven
    1-Very Understanding and Forgiving Wife
  • doubledouble Posts: 1,214
    I think this is your first post I have not laughed at! On the bright side good one on swinging a large!
    Lynnwood WA
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,921
    Say it ain't so coach X_X
    Salado TX Egg Family: 3 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 14,134
    It sucks sucks effing sucks.

    I was really excited about this gasket ring. I am going to do it on the new one when the factory one goes.
  • caneggercanegger Posts: 540
    At least you are aloud a new egg and the daughter pointing and saying baby is cute
  • shtgunal3shtgunal3 Posts: 4,060
    That picture hurts to look at! Damn that sucks.



     LBGE,SBGE, and a Mini makes three......Sweet home Alabama........ Stay thirsty my friends .

  • AlbertaEggerAlbertaEgger Posts: 1,332
    My heart and stomach just dropped seeing that, I feel for you. i hope you get up and running soon, going to miss your posts for awhile i guess. Good luck on the L though...
    County of Parkland, Alberta, Canada
  • R2Egg2QR2Egg2Q Posts: 2,124
    That sucks about your dome. Hope it all works out for you on a LBGE.
    XL, Large, Small, Mini Eggs, Humphrey's Weekender, MAK 1-Star General, Hasty Bake Gourmet, Santa Maria Grill, Webers: 18.5" WSM, 22.5" OTG, 22.5" Kettle Premium, WGA Charcoal, Summit S-620 NG

    Bay Area, CA
  • ScottborasjrScottborasjr Posts: 3,494
    And now I will go without a gasket for much longer because of your loss. Even though I have almost everything I need to replace it.
    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. 
  • I'm so sorry.  Heck, there's nothing I can say other than that.  This is like a virus.  You, TJ, Hap and Cen-Tex last year all caught it!  I gotta sell my large quick!  I'll have I.T. list it tomorrow. 
    Flint, Michigan
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 14,134
    Egg virus? I think you're right. Some sort of avian flu is going around eggdom.
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 11,850
    edited April 2013
    My deepest sympathies. I'll pour one out for your egg. I think I would still be unconscious if that had happened to me.

    Glad to know that there is a silver lining to your tale!

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • JMSetzlerJMSetzler Posts: 75
    Ugh.. that really hurts to look at.  I have seen photos of broken ceramics and it makes my stomach cringe each time.
  • SteveWPBFLSteveWPBFL Posts: 1,325
    Well, folks, there is the downside to the ceramic grill configuration. It can freakin' break. Other than that Mrs. Lincoln, how'd did you like the play?

    Main mitigation is to park your Egg in a table it appears. Avoid the nest and keep from moving it around anymore than is absolutely necessary. 

    Now, BGE needs to think about this a little, too. Have they started shipping Eggs with good gaskets on them yet? We got ours a year and a half ago and fried the gasket on the first pizza cook (gasp!). Found out it was expected. Then read the many entries on the BGE blog here about others doing the same. A percentage of those end up with cracked dome and unhappy customer. Whiskey tango BGE.

    Still. It's all worth the risk. Ain't it?
  • FockerFocker Posts: 8,364

    Damn, that really sucks.  Always get nauseous viewing these pics.

    Like the way you think Eggcelsior, finding an angle to turn a negative into a posititve.   ;)

    Quad Cities
    "If yer gonna denigrate, familiarity with the subject is helpful."

  • JRWhiteeJRWhitee Posts: 4,883
    Sorry for your loss @eggcelsior after seeing your pic I went out and hugged my egg.
    Don't let the truth get in the way of a good story!
    Large BGE 2006, Mini Max 2014, 36" Blackstone, Anova Sous Vide
    Green Man Group 
    Johns Creek, Georgia
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,921
    We have told you: You don't need no stinking gasket (it is a fact that Mother Egg knows 30% of the people putting on gaskets will do just what you do and have to buy a new lid or Egg, why do you think they make such lousy gaskets). The people at Egg aren't that dumb, no way anyone would make a gasket that sucks that bad. See you just go around their plot by not putting on a new gasket.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 3 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 18,282
    @Eggcelsior-sorry about the accident but props for flipping the solution to the LBGE. A risk we all take with ceramics.
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer.  
  • MrCookingNurseMrCookingNurse Posts: 4,629
    X_X say it ain't so! :((


  • Charlie tunaCharlie tuna Posts: 2,191
    "Eggcelsior" - Thanks for posting -- just like the "table fire" a couple of weeks ago -- this is a lesson to be learnt!!  We all learn new recipes and ways to cook on this forum, but we can also learn other important things as well.  This photo will stick in my mine ANYTIME i deal with loosening the bolts on my dome!!  Thanks again for posting...
  • AltonAlton Posts: 479
    Wow that sucks... Make me want go outside and hug my BGE 8->
    PROUD MEMBER OF THE WHO DAT NATION!!!!! Stuck in Dallas.......
  • yzziyzzi Posts: 1,794
    Dunedin, FL
  • BrowninggoldBrowninggold Posts: 453
    edited April 2013
    @Eggcelsior Never seen the Egg with the "Turbo Fan"...convection fan nice. Is that Egg primarily for Mickeys Turbo Butts. I like the New Grill Grates also. Looks better than ManGrates. Where do I purchase this new style BGE?
  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 8,405
    Why not get the dome for $146? Have your medium and pick up a large as the second egg. To me, it is a no brainer to have a medium egg for $146, the sunk costs are exactly that, sunk.
    Too bad, take care !
    Delta B.C. - Whiskey and steak, because no good story ever started with someone having a salad!
  • SmokinDAWG82SmokinDAWG82 Posts: 1,704
    Dude...So sorry for you
    I better have a drink
    Go Dawgs! - Marietta, GA
  • BOWHUNRBOWHUNR Posts: 1,483
    Man that sucks!  I am putting a Rutland on my small today so your misfortune has reminded me to be extra careful.


    I'm ashamed what I did for a Klondike Bar!!

    Omaha, NE
  • Don't go all Humpty Dumpty on your egg. Just $150 and you're back in business!
    Gittin' there...
  • smokesniffersmokesniffer Posts: 2,016
    That picture is way to graphic. Ouch, not a good day at all. Sorry to see that.
    Large, small, and a mini
  • ddeggerddegger Posts: 244
    Too bad it didn't happen during a cook - at least then you could say it died doing what it loved. I'll hold my egg a little closer tonight thanks to this story (sniff).
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