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Does anyone use the screen?

I just got a controller for my large egg and I am having problems when I try to slide the bottom vent closed over the fan adapter. When I close up the bottom vent the screen on the bottom vent gets hung up on the edge of the adapter plate. I noticed I some of the videos I have seen there is not a screen on the bottom vent. 

Is it necessary to use the screen? I know it helps keep embers from popping out. 

Has anyone taken the screen door out and noticed a difference?

Also does anyone know if the mothership will replace the screen door under warrenty?
Jeff from Winston-Salem, NC  - LBGE, MiniMax, Blackstone

Comments

  • DuranhlerDuranhler Posts: 78
    My screen got jammed up from a few strands of screen that wasn't glued properly.
    I pulled the screen door out, tore off the screen & put the door back, screenless.
    Went to the dealer and checked the screen on a floor model ... same thing, hung up.
    My egg is on a concrete patio with no fire hazard, so I'll just run with out the screen.
    Peoria, AZ == XL BGE, Weber 22.5 Redhead, Fiesta Blue Ember Gasser
  • cazzycazzy Posts: 9,058
    I have no problem using my screen with my controller fan.  I have a stoker so the adapter might be different than yours.
    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ....
  • Jeffroe189Jeffroe189 Posts: 272
    cazzy said:
    I have no problem using my screen with my controller fan.  I have a stoker so the adapter might be different than yours.
    I also have a stoker. My problem is that the screen has come completely loose from the sliding door on the end that over laps the adapter plate.
    Jeff from Winston-Salem, NC  - LBGE, MiniMax, Blackstone
  • cazzycazzy Posts: 9,058
    cazzy said:
    I have no problem using my screen with my controller fan.  I have a stoker so the adapter might be different than yours.
    I also have a stoker. My problem is that the screen has come completely loose from the sliding door on the end that over laps the adapter plate.
    Can you take and post a pic?
    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ....
  • Jeffroe189Jeffroe189 Posts: 272
    cazzy said:
    cazzy said:
    I have no problem using my screen with my controller fan.  I have a stoker so the adapter might be different than yours.
    I also have a stoker. My problem is that the screen has come completely loose from the sliding door on the end that over laps the adapter plate.
    Can you take and post a pic?
    sure I will get one in a little bit.
    Jeff from Winston-Salem, NC  - LBGE, MiniMax, Blackstone
  • Jeffroe189Jeffroe189 Posts: 272

    I took the screens out of my bge..until I put them in a table..now I use them

    How is the screen attached to the frame? My egg is in a nest and I will have to take it out to do anything. Is it just tac welded to the metal frame?
    Jeff from Winston-Salem, NC  - LBGE, MiniMax, Blackstone
  • jaydub58jaydub58 Posts: 2,129
    When I am using my PartyQ, I just slide the screen out, using the door piece only.
    John in the Willamette Valley of Oregon
  • Jeffroe189Jeffroe189 Posts: 272
    cazzy said:
    cazzy said:
    I have no problem using my screen with my controller fan.  I have a stoker so the adapter might be different than yours.
    I also have a stoker. My problem is that the screen has come completely loose from the sliding door on the end that over laps the adapter plate.
    Can you take and post a pic?
    sure I will get one in a little bit.
    Sorry I have not gotten a chance to go take a pic. I will try and get one tomorrow when I hook everything up.
    Jeff from Winston-Salem, NC  - LBGE, MiniMax, Blackstone
  • bbqlearnerbbqlearner Posts: 760
    No problem using the screen. I used stoker also but recently, have not needed to use it that much since the egg keeps the temp stabilized for hours.

    Houston, TX - Buddy LBGE, Don SBGE, Tiny Mini & Shiny Momma Pitts n Spitts

  • BuckeyeBobBuckeyeBob Posts: 670
    I use my DigiQ and hand had no issues with the screen with that adapter.
    Clarendon Hills, IL
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