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CG SFB damper....

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 
Anyone with the CG experience the SFB damper getting stuck? I did my first smoke (Q-View coming soon) and shortly after realized that the damper was stuck. It moved easily and freely before I put the fire to it. Tried lightly tapping it and the tab started to bend. I don't get it...is it too tight, does the heat do something to it? Any ideas...confused.gif
post #2 of 6
yeah, mine sticks a little too. i loosened the round-headed nut that is spring loaded on top and this helped, it still sticks a little, but not enough to bend it. i found my magic spot for 220 and dont touch it too often. i know that when my cg was brand new it had a kind of sticky oil in some places, maybe a little oil rub? good luck. jack
post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 
Yeah maybe...I've loosened it since and it moves freely again. Guess I'll have to try it again and see if it helps.
post #4 of 6
The only time I have had mine stick is when a piece of charcoal or wood falls into the way of the damper. Otherwise mine is quite loose.
post #5 of 6
Mine got stuck the first time I fired it up. One good shot to the head of the bolt in the center of it freed it up. I hit it with my pliers. It's been fine since. Only thing I can think of is that the paint melted and made it stick,

Hope this helps!

Take care, have fun, and do good!


post #6 of 6
Yeah, mine stuck too. Adjust the nut and shoot in between the box and damper with PB Blaster (not while there's fire of course... eek.gif ), spin it back and forth a few times. Loosens right up... cool.gif
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