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Spacers for Egg Bands

NeilTheBeerGuyNeilTheBeerGuy Posts: 35
edited March 2015 in EggHead Forum
Hey Mates!
Anyone know where to find the spacers in the "replacing your gasket" Video for spacing your Bands on your Dome?
Mine has a massive under bite and its annoying as raccoon in your garbage can.
cheers
In the Pacific Northwest We cook outside! Year round! 

Comments

  • Most dealers have them. Let me know if you can't find any and I'll send some to you. 
  • pgprescottpgprescott Posts: 13,473
    any dealer that assembles eggs should have a pile of them. There are different sizes of spacers that are color coded. I'm pretty sure the med and large ones are red and the XL are blue. 
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 14,771
    edited March 2015
    I didn't even know they had such things. They didn't when I bought mine in 2009. I just slid the bands as far apart as they would go and tightened the bolts until they bent. Been fine ever since. I actually checked the bolt tightness 2-3 months ago (for the first time). It was fine. 

    I hate it when I go to the kitchen for food and all I find are ingredients!                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

  • RRPRRP Posts: 23,855
    edited March 2015
    Michael, I believe he means these two pieces of plastic. When slipped over the top and bottom nuts on the hinge and secured in place then they prevent the upper band from slipping over the dome when the bolts are loosened. That slippage is fast and could break a nose or chip teeth. Of course the other way to prevent that is to just move the springs!

    Re-gasketing America one yard at a time.
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 14,771
    Ron, I think he means these...

    I hate it when I go to the kitchen for food and all I find are ingredients!                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

  • RRPRRP Posts: 23,855
    Thanks for the correction! 
    Re-gasketing America one yard at a time.
  • LitLit Posts: 8,737
    My MM was the first egg I ever bought with them. Don't think that's gonna fix an under bite though.
  • Ron, I think he means these...
    Yes these
    In the Pacific Northwest We cook outside! Year round! 

  • Most dealers have them. Let me know if you can't find any and I'll send some to you. 
    My local guy I got mine from didn't have any so I guessed.  It's better but not perfect
    In the Pacific Northwest We cook outside! Year round! 
  • pgprescottpgprescott Posts: 13,473

    Most dealers have them. Let me know if you can't find any and I'll send some to you. 
    My local guy I got mine from didn't have any so I guessed.  It's better but not perfect
    Notice in the pic above, the bands are not on the ceramics very far. This does help with overbite IME. 
  • DaveRichardsonDaveRichardson Posts: 2,324
    edited March 2015
    Got anyone doing an Eggfest nearby?  Or a dealer that assembles THEN  delivers????  You can score as many as you want right there!!!!

    LBGE #19 from North GA Eggfest, 2014

    Stockbridge, GA - just south of Atlanta where we are covered up in Zombies!  #TheWalkingDead films practically next door!

  • SMITTYtheSMOKERSMITTYtheSMOKER Posts: 2,639
    edited March 2015
    You can also achieve the same results without the spacers by simply eye balling the position of the bands around the Egg making sure they run parallel all the way around. When new Eggs have their bands start to stretch under heat you will see the bands move and create an under-bite from time to time. My 2¢.  

     

    -SMITTY     

    from SANTA CLARA, CA

  • I think I I need new bands :-/ 
    In the Pacific Northwest We cook outside! Year round! 
  • mpaek25mpaek25 Posts: 4
    Anyone have extra spacers for XL? I can pay for them as well as shipping. Thank you!
  • stlcharcoalstlcharcoal Posts: 4,386
    mpaek25 said:
    Anyone have extra spacers for XL? I can pay for them as well as shipping. Thank you!
    Yeah just send me an email.....have dozens of them.  No charge.
  • Hi - similar issue here; anyone have extra retainers and spacers for a Large? Happy to pay for them as well as shipping. Cheers!
  • Anyone have extra spacers for a large?
  • stlcharcoalstlcharcoal Posts: 4,386
    I still get 3-4 emails a month requesting these......SORRY, they a LONG gone.  I mailed them all off to folks and we are now a KJ dealer (so no need for them.)

    Really no need for them, just snug the bottom band up and nudge it until you see about an 1/8" of green between the felt line and top of band.  Tighten it up, then repeat with the top.  
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