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How Tight is your Egg Seal?

Chicago Wine GeekChicago Wine Geek Posts: 150
edited 1:57AM in EggHead Forum
<p />One side of mine is tight.[p]The other side isn't, and smoke leaks out of the gap. Any idea if this is normal or how to fix it?


  • Chicago Wine Geek,[p]I really can't help you, but didn't want you left hanging. My son had the same problem, as have many others. I don't have spring assist bands, but aren't there some nylon shims that come with the Egg to help you adjust this? I'd recommend loosening everything until the lid sits flush, and take a good look at what might be out of kilter. Just an idea.[p]Mike
  • Thanks Mike. My Egg was delivered fully assembled so I didn't have to put it together. I'm going to check with the dealer. Doesn't seem to affect anything, as far as I can tell. Maybe if I had a tighter seal, stuff would be moister.??.
  • Had the same issues. Lawnranger hit the nail on the head. You have to loosen up everything and have someone push down on the lid while tighten everything. The bands my be torque just a bit... Be careful on a steak sear or hot cook.. If you don't fix the gap before a hot cook you could burn the gasket. I've gone through 3 gaskets in 6 months before I figured out what was wrong. Anyway, after about 1hr of tightening and loosening we got it to sit flush, and no problem since.
  • RRPRRP Posts: 21,922
    <p />Chicago Wine Geek,
    one thing for certain is that you're going to be needing a new gasket shortly - a gap like that is asking for a problem. Here's a pix of what I had to do a couple months ago when I replaced my locking band with the spring loaded one. Key is a uniform weight when tightening the bolts - If you don't have clamps if your wife is willing you might get her to sit in the dome - (and if you do please post a picture!)
    The other possibility - and trust me it's not that uncommon - is the planes on your base and dome are greatly out of whack and you may have to grind down the high spots and revert to a thicker gasket.

    L, M, S, &  Mini
    And oh yes...also a 17" BlackStone gas fired griddle! 
    Dunlap, IL
    Re- gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time!
  • RRP,
    I knew that someone who knew what they were talking about would eventually surface. Thanks, Ron.[p]Mike[p]

  • Chicago Wine Geek,[p]I have the same issue. You can call the mothership, and they will guide you how to correct. It involves adjusting the bands on the dome. Give them a call.
  • Thanks Ron? I said the same darn thing expect I didn't have the cool little apparatus. So Ron gets all the credit...Ah, I see how it is! :angry:
  • Thanks everyone. I'll call them today.
  • locolongball,

    Don't forget that messages posted on the new Club Egg forum ( do not show up on the original (, so Lawn Ranger probably didn't see your message. You, however, posting on the new forum, see both the old and the new.

    I thought I'd point this out to avoid future confusion (and so you don't think you're getting ignored!)

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