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My BGE cover turns into a parachute when its windy...how do you secure it?

I have a BGE cover on my XL egg, which is just on a nest (no wings, no table). It's very windy today and the cover's acting like a parachute and wants to fly off the egg. Even tightening the cord doesn't do enough...am I missing some method of securing it?

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  • northGAcocknorthGAcock Posts: 14,675
    edited March 2016
    Some weights from the fishing section of a sporting goods store? Perhaps a long rope around it? Just a couple of guesses?
    Johns Creek GA with a Large & a 17" Blackstone........Medium & MiniMax in storage

    Well, I married me a wife, she's been trouble all my life,
    Run me out in the cold rain and snow
  • RRPRRP Posts: 23,560
    edited March 2016
    Look around a sporting goods store that has camping equipment and you should be able to find a non-damaging "grabber" that grips tents and tarps. They have a grommet in them that then would allow you to hook on a bungie cord. 2 grabbers and 1 bungie cord should be enough for you!
    Re-gasketing America one yard at a time.
  • RRPRRP Posts: 23,560
    Or another permanent solution is to buy in inexpensive grommet maker. It is a simple tool and comes with metal male and female grommet halves. Just a hammer and a Exact-O knife and you're in businesses! 
    Re-gasketing America one yard at a time.
  • elef3uelef3u Posts: 11
    RRP said:
    Or another permanent solution is to buy in inexpensive grommet maker. It is a simple tool and comes with metal male and female grommet halves. Just a hammer and a Exact-O knife and you're in businesses! 
    Oh nice, this might be the ticket. I wish the cord would tighten under the legs/above the wheels; if it did that it would be more secure. 

    XL Big Green Egg  |  Weber Summit 670  |  Meat
  • RRPRRP Posts: 23,560
    elef3u said:
    RRP said:
    Or another permanent solution is to buy in inexpensive grommet maker. It is a simple tool and comes with metal male and female grommet halves. Just a hammer and a Exact-O knife and you're in businesses! 
    Oh nice, this might be the ticket. I wish the cord would tighten under the legs/above the wheels; if it did that it would be more secure. 
    Then instead of a bungee cord which does stretch just measure the length needed and buy one of those heavy duty black rubber tarp straps like they use on semi-trucks. Those have very little give and come in many many lengths and are sold separately.
    Re-gasketing America one yard at a time.
  • hapsterhapster Posts: 7,503
    I have one for my large... In 4 years I've used it once. Best way to keep it from blowing away
  • dougcranndougcrann Posts: 1,129
    Use the Egg daily and toss the cover in the trash...
  • theyolksonyoutheyolksonyou Posts: 18,077
    Put it in the garage 
    Jason NW GA- home of carpet and Mexican restaurants
    LBGE, MM, BS (Blackstone and the other kind)
    One sorry Labrador

    My chili did not suck. My wings either. 
  • DaveRichardsonDaveRichardson Posts: 2,324
    Ron nailed it. Punch in about 4 grommets and lash to the nest. 

    Or or clip it to a sandbag that can double as a weight to chock down the wheels. 

    LBGE #19 from North GA Eggfest, 2014

    Stockbridge, GA - just south of Atlanta where we are covered up in Zombies!  #TheWalkingDead films practically next door!

  • elef3uelef3u Posts: 11
    Dobie said:
    Just leave it off, its not needed. 
    Ha! I'm tempted to return it and get my $$$ back. I never used a cover on my large egg though, and after a couple years the green surface was completely covered in micro cracks. Only cosmetic, but was hoping to avoid that...

    XL Big Green Egg  |  Weber Summit 670  |  Meat
  • MetzlerMetzler Posts: 1

    Put a knot in the cord and use the plastic clip to secure it to the nest. Pass the knot around the leg, then between the two cords, tighten the clip down to lock it in place. 
  • The BGE covers I have owned have seemed oversized for the Egg size they are designed to cover. We’re into buy another, I may consider trying a size down and see if that works. 
  • JethroBodeenJethroBodeen Posts: 511
    Metzler said:

    Put a knot in the cord and use the plastic clip to secure it to the nest. Pass the knot around the leg, then between the two cords, tighten the clip down to lock it in place. 
      Digging deep on this thread! Its ceramic. Covering it is just to make you feel happy....


  • jdMyersjdMyers Posts: 421
    small ratchet strap around the waist.  Quick easy and tightens enuff to take the wind out.


    Columbus, Ohio
  • TeefusTeefus Posts: 1,014
    I don’t bother. Squirrels chewed my first cover up. The second one fell apart. I gave up. 
    Michiana, South of the border.
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