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gad99sten 07-27-2013 05:05 PM

How to adjust lid on BGE
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The done slides back after I tighten the bolts thus making it unlevel. Ill try to post pics. Any recommendations will be appreciated! Thanks!

gad99sten 07-27-2013 05:09 PM

The front
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HeSmellsLikeSmoke 07-27-2013 05:37 PM

Isn't part of the gasket missing? If so, could that be what is making it seem not level?

gad99sten 07-27-2013 06:39 PM

It is missing due to the top part of the dome rubbing. The reason it is rubbing is because it is sitting too far back. Got to be a simple solution but I'm new to this. Thanks!

gad99sten 07-28-2013 07:46 AM


Lowcountry 07-28-2013 08:08 AM

I just got a large BGE.

I'd position the dome, tighten the bolts, lift the lid and it would immediately slide back. Called the dealer and he replaced the bands. Said it was the worst he'd seen.
I doubt this is your problem...

Maybe have someone push down on the rear of the dome while you tighten?


ClayQ 07-28-2013 08:10 AM

Loosen up both bands with lid down, just until loose-no more because the hinge is under high tension. Line up the dome over base. Tighten lower band making sure band is as far down on the base lip as it can be while keeping dome in position. Two persons, one to hold the dome down and one to work the bands is helpful.
Then tighten the top dome band making sure it is up onto the dome lip as far as possible and level all around. Check band bolts that all is good and tight because they loosen up with heat over time.

You will have better luck by cleaning ceramic lip and installing new gasket material where it's been pulled away before you adjust bands for a good seal.

Lowcountry 07-28-2013 08:16 AM


Originally Posted by gad99sten (Post 2567751)

You may want to add another paver, bricks, etc. to your table.
Not much space between the egg and wood.

legendaryhog 07-28-2013 10:39 AM

Are you tightening one bolt until it is tight and then the other, or are you wrenching a little on both at a time? If you over tighten one before you start on the other you will have uneven tension on the band.

gad99sten 07-28-2013 12:38 PM

Thanks guys!

gad99sten 07-28-2013 02:22 PM

one more question
Should i loosen the eight nuts on the band next time I take the dome off to replace the basket? I'm not sure if these play a role in adjusting the bands or not. Thanks!

Lowcountry 07-28-2013 04:47 PM


Originally Posted by gad99sten (Post 2568646)
Should i loosen the eight nuts on the band next time I take the dome off to replace the basket? I'm not sure if these play a role in adjusting the bands or not. Thanks!

I would.
In the new setup instructions, it says to tighten those after the band is properly torqued.

Lowcountry 07-28-2013 06:09 PM

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