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Egg disassembly question

Mayberry SmokerMayberry Smoker Posts: 64
edited 12:59AM in EggHead Forum
When I got my lg egg back in Jan. and put it together, I took the little clips off that hold the lid together and put them up so I wouldn't lose them. I'm getting ready to take my egg apart to put it in the cart and I can't find where I put the clips ( I think my wife or boys moved them on me ). Can I use some zip ties or something like that to hold the spring together, is there a special way of doing it. I know after I get it put back together I'll walk back in the garage and the clips will be laying right there on the workbench. I'm really not that upset about it because I just thought, I'm only 43 and next Easter it sounds like I'll be able to hide my own Easter eggs and then try to find them.
P.S. How many started to smile when I said I put them up so I wouldn't lose them because you knew what was coming next.


  • Wise OneWise One Posts: 2,645
    Mayberry Smoker, don't feel too bad. I found four of those little clips today and tried to show someone how they can be reused. I can figure it out, If you are just talking about moving the EGG from its nest into a cart, you probably don't need to do anything. I moved two yesterday from a nest to the back of my car and and then back into the nest today. We never worried about the clips. I would suggest pulling the firebox and firering out before moving it. It makes it a LOT lighter.

  • Mayberry Smoker,
    The clips are intended to keep the hinge from flying open when you remove the dome, etc. So all you really need to do is tie the two handles together and it will accomplish the same thing. [p]TNW

    The Naked Whiz
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 23,020
    Mayberry Smoker,
    the springs can be pried off with a screwdriver easily using it as a lever off the side of the hinge. it only takes a few seconds once you figure where to pry from.

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