Burner pot wingnuts

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I have noticed that even after a few cooks the small wingnuts that hold the burner pot in place will become difficult to remove. I give mine a twist ever time I vacuum the pot out to keep them from siezing up. I want to be able to remove them twice a year in order to clean out the air plenum.
 
Good catch! It wouldn't take much to do when cleaning the flame pot.
 
Any downside to coating the threads with High-Temperature anti-seize? This strategy works well with exhaust manifold bolts on an engine.

Amazon hi temp anti-seize

I think one could coat the threads, go through a break-in procedure burning off any volatiles, then be fine.
 
Are those wing nuts? I thought they were wing screws. I am old and blind these days.
 
They are wing screws , I use the vacuumed to clean the fire pot then turn off the screws 3 or 5 turns then spin them back down tight and then back off 1/2 turn…
 
Just got my 'spare replacement' firepot and igniter.... the screws are #8/32

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They are wing screws , I use the vacuumed to clean the fire pot then turn off the screws 3 or 5 turns then spin them back down tight and then back off 1/2 turn…

What John S. says and some anti=seize. Once every 6 months. Golden.
 
I'll double check tomorrow that 8-32s work...
 
#8/32 per slimpicker r common. Not as wigbolt. But screw or bolt. easy replacement unless the female threads are "challenging".
 
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