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Top damper difficult to remove

Storyteller23Storyteller23 Posts: 5
edited May 2017 in Cookbook
The first couple of times I used my BGE, I let it cool before trying to remove the cast-iron damper that goes on the chimney. Both times the damper wouldn't come off without a great deal of difficulty. A significant amount of the fiber from the gasket around the neck of the chimney glued itself to the inside of the damper, and I had to scrape it out. Is this common? Any tips to prevent this happening in future?  Thanks, fellow Eggheads!

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  • ColtsFanColtsFan Posts: 2,351


    You'll be much happier with this 
    XL BGE, 2-LG BGE, KJ Jr, 36" Blackstone, Ardore Pizza Oven
    Follow me on Instagram @ hoosier_egger
    Bloomington, IN - Hoo Hoo Hoo Hoosiers!
  • ..and this is...?
  • ColtsFanColtsFan Posts: 2,351
    https://smokeware.com/collections/chimney-caps

    Replacement for the daisy wheel. No reason to remove it and it looks super nice.
    XL BGE, 2-LG BGE, KJ Jr, 36" Blackstone, Ardore Pizza Oven
    Follow me on Instagram @ hoosier_egger
    Bloomington, IN - Hoo Hoo Hoo Hoosiers!
  • sloveladslovelad Posts: 1,741
    Yes^^^ it's fairly inexpensive and looks better. Allows you to cook in he rain, etc. 

    go go with the smokeware 
  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 17,481
    Daisy wheel-gasket growing pains.  It will improve with time.  That said, 2 of my 3 eggs have Smokeware caps.
    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
  • Thanks for the comments. I think I'll get the Smokeware damper.
  • Jeepster47Jeepster47 Posts: 3,827
    Thanks for the comments. I think I'll get the Smokeware damper.
    Today's a good day to order from Smokeware ... this advert was in a recent e-mail:

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    Use coupon code HEROES

    PS: Three of my three eggs have Smokeware caps ... traded out the daisy wheel for a Smokeware cap with my dealer when purchasing the last egg.


    Washington, IL  >  Queen Creek, AZ ... Two large eggs and an adopted Mini Max

  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 17,201
    This^^^^ is a great thing! I've got 4 and only 3 eggs or I'd order another myself. 
    LBGE 2013 & MM 2014
    Die Hard HUSKER & BRONCO FAN
    Flying Low & Slow in "Da Burg" FL
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