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New Hinges, Nut Caps Fragile?

dbCooperdbCooper Posts: 453
Installed the new style hinges on my large a few months back.  There are a number of nuts that have a cap on one end.  Heavy T-storms the past couple nights so I decided to give the Egg a wipe down while it was wet.  Two of these nut caps popped off by being lightly brushed by my wipe down towel.  Anyone else had this happen?  I get they are probably just cosmetic items but it's disappointing.

LBGE, LBGE-PTR, 22" Weber
Great Plains, USA

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  • buzd504buzd504 Posts: 3,153
    No.  That seems strange.
    NOLA
  • EoinEoin Posts: 3,128
    edited June 5
    Dodgy nut with some flashing or debris in the cap, tightening it up could have popped the cap?
  • ColtsFanColtsFan Posts: 4,438
    I have one like that on the XL.
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    1-XL BGE, 2-LG BGE, KJ Jr, Ardore Pizza Oven, King Disc 
    Bloomington, IN - Hoo Hoo Hoo Hoosiers!

  • RRPRRP Posts: 23,251
    Not sure what explains those caps, but my guess is they were cheap crap!. My advice is spend a few more coins and go to a good hardware store and buy “acorn nuts”. You can buy stainless steel and even brass ones. 
    Re-gasketing America one yard at a time.
  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 10,219
    ColtsFan said:
    I have one like that on the XL.
    #metoo
    Thank you,
    Darian

    Galveston Texas
  • YukonRonYukonRon Posts: 15,858
    Mine have held up since the purchase. Just might be one of the few things i have not replaced. 
    I replaced the lid due to the grate exploding during warm up, (replaced the fire grate too) the plate setter, the base that cracked, and the thermometer, on my XL.
    "Knowledge is Good" - Emil Faber

    XL and MM
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • stlcharcoalstlcharcoal Posts: 4,227
    You need some new ones?  Got a jar of them, just PM me your address and I'll send you two.  There's always a few extras in each bge assembly kit.

    Yes they are cheap crap, but thats at least where you want the weak point......not the cinch bolt or the banding.  If anything is gonna break, let it be the easiest to replace.  


  • dbCooperdbCooper Posts: 453
    You need some new ones?  Got a jar of them, just PM me your address and I'll send you two.  There's always a few extras in each bge assembly kit.

    Yes they are cheap crap, but thats at least where you want the weak point......not the cinch bolt or the banding.  If anything is gonna break, let it be the easiest to replace.  


    Wow!  Generous offer, PM sent.  Thank you!  Gives me one more reason to buy your excellent charcoal.  Although no more reasons are needed, the product speaks for itself.
    As regards "extras" in the assembly kit, mine did include one extra nut and one extra stud.  Unfortunately the nut is unusable due to the threads not cleanly cut.  The threads also came with corrosion on them, somewhat the color of the patina you see on copper.

    LBGE, LBGE-PTR, 22" Weber
    Great Plains, USA
  • LegumeLegume Posts: 10,583
    Alright, who has brass nuts?
  • RRPRRP Posts: 23,251
    Legume said:
    Alright, who has brass nuts?
    ACE!
    Re-gasketing America one yard at a time.
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