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How to bugger up a SMOBOT - I'm an idiot!!

Have any of y'all done something this stupid with your BGE??!

Last week, I accidentally closed part of the SMOBOT cable in the egg on shutdown after a cook.  This is the cable that runs from the damper on top to the control unit.  I didn't discover till the next day, but there was enough residual heat to cause this -



Obviously this cable isn't designed for high heat.  Fortunatly, I only had to sacrifice about six inches when cutting out the bad part and splicing it back together.

FYI - there are two insulated and one non-insulated wires inside the outer case.  All three are needed (sometimes uninsulated wires are to provide strength only).

Memphis, TN 

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  • HeavyGHeavyG Posts: 4,947
    Over on another forum a few months ago a fellow Smobot user modded his servo cable so that he had just a six inch or so length of cable coming out of the servo that terminated with a plug. Then he just used a separate connecting cable to plug the servo to the control unit.


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  • Sea2SkiSea2Ski Posts: 2,663
    If that is the dumbist thing you have done with your egg, you sir are brilliant compared to me. 

    Hell, at this point I am surprised I am smart enough to even know that.
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  • mEGG_My_DaymEGG_My_Day Posts: 529
    HeavyG said:
    Over on another forum a few months ago a fellow Smobot user modded his servo cable so that he had just a six inch or so length of cable coming out of the servo that terminated with a plug. Then he just used a separate connecting cable to plug the servo to the control unit.


    That is a pretty smart mod - it could have thwarted my issue.
    Memphis, TN 
  • WeberWhoWeberWho Posts: 6,352
    Have any of y'all done something this stupid with your BGE??!
    I ran mine over with my truck. Did I win? :s


  • kaybeekaybee Posts: 89
    Probes, probes. How many of those have I scorched, pinched, kinked or otherwise destroyed? I shudder to think....
  • kaybeekaybee Posts: 89
    WeberWho said:
    Have any of y'all done something this stupid with your BGE??!
    I ran mine over with my truck. Did I win? :s


    If you can really call that winning.... Ouch. Did the air turn blue?
  • WeberWhoWeberWho Posts: 6,352
    kaybee said:
    WeberWho said:
    Have any of y'all done something this stupid with your BGE??!
    I ran mine over with my truck. Did I win? :s
    If you can really call that winning.... Ouch. Did the air turn blue?
    @kaybee I rolled the egg behind my truck and left it there with intentions of moving it later that evening. That never happened. The next morning I grab a Coke from the beer fridge in front of the garage. A path I don't usually take to get into my truck. I never walked towards the rear end of my truck to notice the egg. The next thing I hear is a crashing sound. I thought maybe a hanger snapped and my exhaust dropped from under my truck. I jump out of my truck and don't notice anything. I start to walk towards the back of the truck and that's when I see the egg in a million pieces. I was more confused than anything. I wasn't expecting to see my egg. I don't think I swore. I just remember quickly picking it up as I was already a few minutes behind for work. So I didn't really have time to think. If anything was fortunate about that situation it was that it was my used $200 large egg. Not my other large with warranty. The air would have been real blue if it were that one! 
  • mEGG_My_DaymEGG_My_Day Posts: 529
    WeberWho said:
    Have any of y'all done something this stupid with your BGE??!
    I ran mine over with my truck. Did I win? :s


    That's a painful way to win ... but you are the winner for sure!
    Memphis, TN 
  • Ozzie_IsaacOzzie_Isaac Posts: 8,823
    WeberWho said:
    Have any of y'all done something this stupid with your BGE??!
    I ran mine over with my truck. Did I win? :s


    Hmmmmm.  I would love to give you the win, but honestly tying your dog to the egg might edge you out.

    Then there is @Little Steven who burned his house down with the egg.
    If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.

    XL, Medium, Minimax, Blackstone Griddle
  • Paul B.Paul B. Posts: 57
    Gotta have a sense of humor about that!  I
    Although I am sure it was bummer.  Chalk that up to you will never do that again :)
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 13,021
    Then there is @Little Steven who burned his house down with the egg.
    Actually, his house fire was caused by a gasser, not an egg.

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

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    Central Connecticut 

  • mEGG_My_Day glad you were able to fix it!  If it ever stops working, reach out and we'll help you get the servo replaced!
  • mEGG_My_DaymEGG_My_Day Posts: 529
    mEGG_My_Day glad you were able to fix it!  If it ever stops working, reach out and we'll help you get the servo replaced!
    @piperpilot - thanks a million.  Eric has also reached out.  Your customer service is above outstanding.

    I have it well repaired for now, albeit a bit over engineered (my cord looks like a snake that just ate a mouse)



    Thanks again.
    Memphis, TN 
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