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Dollar Bill Test question

ThunderBunnyThunderBunny Posts: 133
edited 10:22AM in EggHead Forum
Just replaced my gasket for the first time (not a half bad job actually!) and completely cleaned out the cooker. Great feeling!
On replacing the lid I've got mostly great dollar-bill-test results. Back and front of lid - awesome resistance. The left side is tight as a drum, but the right side (looking at the Egg from the front) has a little less resistance. It's not completely friction-less, just not quite as tight as the rest of it. I've jiggered with it everywhich a-way and can't seem to get different results.
Is this a big deal? Any ideas??


  • BENTEBENTE Posts: 8,337
    i would just leave it...

    as long as you can control temp. if it is not absolutly right it will not harm much. the dollar bill test is just so you will have some idea how well your egg will seal. from what you are saying you should be just fine....

    happy eggin


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  • EggsakleyEggsakley Posts: 1,017
    Your dollar bill is out of calibration. Send it to me and I will re-calibrate it. :)
  • Bluecrab3Bluecrab3 Posts: 328
    Mine was similar after putting on a new gasket and it works perfectly. I was freaked out....just so it will hold your 200* low/slow cooks, you'll be great.
  • ThunderBunnyThunderBunny Posts: 133
    Thanks, you guys. I'll just leave as is, and fire 'er up tomorrow.
    Eggsakley, your offer is incredibly generous! Mind if I send 10 dollars to you for recalibration? I pay you $20 for your trouble...
  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
  • Jersey DougJersey Doug Posts: 460
    My experience has been that if the dollar bill result is pretty good initially it will get better with time as the gasket compresses. If, on the other hand, the test result is bad to start with, i.e., little or no resistance in places, it will get worse quickly when the gasket burns out on high temperature cooks. It is also my experience that the condition of the gasket has no effect on the outcome of the cook, or on my ability to maintain temperature. But it can seriously affect how long it takes for the Egg to cool off and the resulting lump usage.
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