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PSA - Never assume with a new egg.

SammiSammi Posts: 565
So I found a deal on another egg recently. Dealer couldn't sell it and wanted it gone. Music to my ears and out I go.
When I get there it's clear that they had no idea on how to assemble it. The dome was twisted, base was twisted and not all the assembly hardware was used. All played in my favour in the negotiation. 

Deal made and off I went. I straightened up the alignment and added missing bolts and all looked good.

A few days later wile searching for accessories, not that they're needed - just because... Well I don't know why but it just seems like the thing to do when you hang out here, After looking at raised grid option pictures, something didn't make sense to me. I see a lot of raised grids but looking at mine, it didn't seem to fit. When I lifted the lid, it actually came forward an inch prior to lifting. It would hit the raised grid before opening. 

I know that there have been a lot of changes in hinge design over the years and on all sizes of eggs but this didn't make any sense.

After searching here and trying to figure out what was wrong, it finally came to me. The hinge was actually installed upside down. What are the chances of doing that and still having a functional lid.

Flip the hinge and everything makes sense now. Alignment is perfect and all is good now.

Never assume a pre assembled egg is done correctly. Hard to believe they could get this many things wrong and have it on display. In the vendors defence, they are new to BGE and in a small town. It may have been their first sale.

Now back to those accessories!
Sudbury, Ontario


  • BotchBotch Posts: 7,872
    Your story made me smile, @Sammi.  
    My "store-assembled" Large (it was their grand opening, so they were probably rushed) had a very loose bottom band, and as my neighbor and I removed it from my truck, the bottom literally fell out.  Thankfully, onto the tail gate and we didn't break it!  The nest had some untightened fasteners, also.
    Glad you fixed your issue; Congrats on the new Egg!
    Live fast, die young, and leave a well-marbled corpse.  
    Ogden, Utard.  
  • alaskanassasinalaskanassasin Posts: 1,638
    I laugh whenever I see chainsaw chains on backwards at the hardware store or tsc
    South of Columbus, Ohio.
  • BGE field rep should visit that dealer and educate them!
  • SammiSammi Posts: 565
    BGE field rep should visit that dealer and educate them!
    @marysvilleksegghead Reps are few and far between around here. But good point.
    Sudbury, Ontario
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