Hood Pivot Screws

DonJ

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Last night, as I was finishing a rib cook, one of the pivot screws that the hood pivots on came out. I guess over time the opening and closing of the hood ‘unscrewed’ it. I put a little blue loctite on the threads of both screws, so shouldn’t have that issue again. Easy fix for preventive maintenance.
 

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Yup I put a warning about that in the Timberline thread a few months back when it happened to me. I lubed the pivot with a dab of hi-temp grease plus Loctite on the threads. The Timberline hoods are heavy, and it's an eye opener if it happens!
 

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Thanks for posting this. Just went and checked mine as I'm in the middle of a cook and got a third of a turn on each side.. How long are the screws?
 

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Thanks for posting this. Just went and checked mine as I'm in the middle of a cook and got a third of a turn on each side.. How long are the screws?
Threads are about 3/8 to 1/2" long. I would remove them, lube and Loctite them. Now I often watch the slots in the screws when opening the hood to be sure that they don't turn, so far all good.
 
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