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Spring Band Help

randym4177randym4177 Posts: 18
edited 10:51AM in EggHead Forum
Right or Wrong, I took the dome off my egg last weekend while I replaced the felt gasket on the top and bottom.

Now, that I am reinstalling the dome it sits flat on the base until I tighten up the bolts on the bands. At which time, the rear half of the dome lifts very, very slightly and doesn't form a good seal.

What am I doing wrong? Any pictures that you want to see?

Comments

  • fieroguyfieroguy Posts: 777
    Loosen bolts, place two quarters between dome and base at the front, re-tighten bolts, remove quarters and check for gaps.

    Mike
    Wrens, GA
  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
    I was talking with Weekend Warrior and he had a similar problem. He said his bands had twisted somewhat in the removal process and had problems aligning. He straightened the bands out and also put a spacer in the front. His alignment came out great.

    You might want to look those areas.

    GG
  • RRPRRP Posts: 22,146
    Another aid is a couple long clamps like this.

    IMG_0415.jpg

    OTOH if your spouse is willing or you have a heavy teenager place a board on the dome top and have them sit on it while you tighten the bolts!
    L, M, S, &  Mini
    And oh yes...also a 17" BlackStone gas fired griddle! 
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
    Re- gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time!
  • RRPRRP Posts: 22,146
    BTW I call this my redneck pressure cooker set up!
    L, M, S, &  Mini
    And oh yes...also a 17" BlackStone gas fired griddle! 
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
    Re- gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time!
  • Thanks everyone - but I didn't pull it off.

    I had my friend sit on the egg and we tightened everything. It was pretty tightly sealed all around at the felt, but when I started cooking, the front of the bottom band began to pull up and I had to continue to push it down. As it sits, the bottom band if almost as tight as can be...

    Did I royally screw this thing up?

    Randy
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