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Small daisy wheel is loose….

to the to the point that I can’t snuff the fire out. If I flip it upside down, it drops about 1/2”. I can’t tighten the screws, so any suggestions other than ordering a new one?

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  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 26,718
    Snuff it out with the ceramic cap if you have it.  Or line the inside of the wheel with HDAF to create a seal.  Try some penetrating oil to see if you can get the screw to release.  
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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 16,790
    lousubcap said:
    Snuff it out with the ceramic cap if you have it.  Or line the inside of the wheel with HDAF to create a seal.  Try some penetrating oil to see if you can get the screw to release.  
    This ^^. Foil caps work better than you think they would. 

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  • Ozzie_IsaacOzzie_Isaac Posts: 14,855
    Or a Smokeware Cap and their snuffer cap work well. 
    If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.

    Proud and vocal Vegan.  I don't see why an animal should lose their life, just so you can have a snack.

    In a country such as this, where there are fruits, grains, and nuts in abundance, how can one think that he must eat the flesh of dead animals?
  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 11,536
    I had issues with the daisy/vent on one of my small eggs. I had to grind the screw a little shorter so it would snug up. Could also add a heavy spring washer or just an extra washer as a spacer.
    Thank you,
    Darian

    Galveston Texas
  • BotchBotch Posts: 13,185
    ^^^ Yup, just an extra washer or two.  
    You say it drops 1/2", though???  Something ain't right there.  
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  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 11,536
    Botch said:
    ^^^ Yup, just an extra washer or two.  
    You say it drops 1/2", though???  Something ain't right there.  
    I was having trouble picturing exactly what the issue is with the 1/2” drop.
    Thank you,
    Darian

    Galveston Texas
  • alaskanassasinalaskanassasin Posts: 5,973
    Deflection 
    South of Columbus, Ohio.

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  • DawgtiredDawgtired Posts: 556
    Or a Smokeware Cap and their snuffer cap work well. 
    Apparently Smokeware doesn’t make a small cap…medium to XXL.

    If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under.

    Ronald Reagan

  • alaskanassasinalaskanassasin Posts: 5,973
    Dawgtired said:
    Or a Smokeware Cap and their snuffer cap work well. 
    Apparently Smokeware doesn’t make a small cap…medium to XXL.

    You might try heating the cap closely around the screw with small torch, and if its food gunk hold you back it might turn while hot.
    South of Columbus, Ohio.

    "It’s very possible I’m doing it all wrong, haven’t watched any videos, but I’m happy with the ones I make."
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  • theyolksonyoutheyolksonyou Posts: 18,456
    Dawgtired said:
    Or a Smokeware Cap and their snuffer cap work well. 
    Apparently Smokeware doesn’t make a small cap…medium to XXL.
    Don’t know if they still do, but at one point they had a rubbery gasket adapter for the smaller size. 
  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 11,536
    Dawgtired said:
    Or a Smokeware Cap and their snuffer cap work well. 
    Apparently Smokeware doesn’t make a small cap…medium to XXL.
    Don’t know if they still do, but at one point they had a rubbery gasket adapter for the smaller size. 
    Love the Smokeware caps and great people but the Small looks ridiculous sporting the adapter and full size cap.
    Thank you,
    Darian

    Galveston Texas
  • theyolksonyoutheyolksonyou Posts: 18,456
    Photo Egg said:
    Dawgtired said:
    Or a Smokeware Cap and their snuffer cap work well. 
    Apparently Smokeware doesn’t make a small cap…medium to XXL.
    Don’t know if they still do, but at one point they had a rubbery gasket adapter for the smaller size. 
    Love the Smokeware caps and great people but the Small looks ridiculous sporting the adapter and full size cap.
    Well, I guess if I cared, I would be concerned 
  • loco_engrloco_engr Posts: 5,397
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  • Ozzie_IsaacOzzie_Isaac Posts: 14,855
    Photo Egg said:
    Dawgtired said:
    Or a Smokeware Cap and their snuffer cap work well. 
    Apparently Smokeware doesn’t make a small cap…medium to XXL.
    Don’t know if they still do, but at one point they had a rubbery gasket adapter for the smaller size. 
    Love the Smokeware caps and great people but the Small looks ridiculous sporting the adapter and full size cap.
    I like the look.  



    If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.

    Proud and vocal Vegan.  I don't see why an animal should lose their life, just so you can have a snack.

    In a country such as this, where there are fruits, grains, and nuts in abundance, how can one think that he must eat the flesh of dead animals?
  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 11,536
    Photo Egg said:
    Dawgtired said:
    Or a Smokeware Cap and their snuffer cap work well. 
    Apparently Smokeware doesn’t make a small cap…medium to XXL.
    Don’t know if they still do, but at one point they had a rubbery gasket adapter for the smaller size. 
    Love the Smokeware caps and great people but the Small looks ridiculous sporting the adapter and full size cap.
    I like the look.  



    I’m happy you like the look. I was hoping with popularity of Mini Max Smokeware might make a run of smaller caps to fit.
    Thank you,
    Darian

    Galveston Texas
  • Ozzie_IsaacOzzie_Isaac Posts: 14,855
    Photo Egg said:
    Photo Egg said:
    Dawgtired said:
    Or a Smokeware Cap and their snuffer cap work well. 
    Apparently Smokeware doesn’t make a small cap…medium to XXL.
    Don’t know if they still do, but at one point they had a rubbery gasket adapter for the smaller size. 
    Love the Smokeware caps and great people but the Small looks ridiculous sporting the adapter and full size cap.
    I like the look.  



    I’m happy you like the look. I was hoping with popularity of Mini Max Smokeware might make a run of smaller caps to fit.
    I think the medium looks the best, minimax 2nd, and XL last.  The portions on the XL remind me of the blueberry girl in Willy Wonka.


    If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.

    Proud and vocal Vegan.  I don't see why an animal should lose their life, just so you can have a snack.

    In a country such as this, where there are fruits, grains, and nuts in abundance, how can one think that he must eat the flesh of dead animals?
  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 11,536
    Photo Egg said:
    Photo Egg said:
    Dawgtired said:
    Or a Smokeware Cap and their snuffer cap work well. 
    Apparently Smokeware doesn’t make a small cap…medium to XXL.
    Don’t know if they still do, but at one point they had a rubbery gasket adapter for the smaller size. 
    Love the Smokeware caps and great people but the Small looks ridiculous sporting the adapter and full size cap.
    I like the look.  



    I’m happy you like the look. I was hoping with popularity of Mini Max Smokeware might make a run of smaller caps to fit.
    I think the medium looks the best, minimax 2nd, and XL last.  The portions on the XL remind me of the blueberry girl in Willy Wonka.


    That’s funny!
    I like the square metal tubing you used under your Eggs.
    Thank you,
    Darian

    Galveston Texas
  • Ozzie_IsaacOzzie_Isaac Posts: 14,855
    Photo Egg said:
    Photo Egg said:
    Photo Egg said:
    Dawgtired said:
    Or a Smokeware Cap and their snuffer cap work well. 
    Apparently Smokeware doesn’t make a small cap…medium to XXL.
    Don’t know if they still do, but at one point they had a rubbery gasket adapter for the smaller size. 
    Love the Smokeware caps and great people but the Small looks ridiculous sporting the adapter and full size cap.
    I like the look.  



    I’m happy you like the look. I was hoping with popularity of Mini Max Smokeware might make a run of smaller caps to fit.
    I think the medium looks the best, minimax 2nd, and XL last.  The portions on the XL remind me of the blueberry girl in Willy Wonka.


    That’s funny!
    I like the square metal tubing you used under your Eggs.
    A buddy and I welded those up from some square stock I had lying around.  I couldn't figure out what I wanted for risers, then remembered those.  The patina matches my fence, downspouts, and some metal artwork in the yard.  I think it continues the overall theme of the yard (plus, aside from the clear coat they were free.)
    If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.

    Proud and vocal Vegan.  I don't see why an animal should lose their life, just so you can have a snack.

    In a country such as this, where there are fruits, grains, and nuts in abundance, how can one think that he must eat the flesh of dead animals?
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