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Nomex gasket Question

alex_aalex_a Posts: 17
edited January 2012 in EggHead Forum

I replaced my original gasket after my 3rd cook on the egg - pizza cook killed it at 600

 

BGE cust service sent me a nomex free of charge.  I changed it per instructions and had a successful rib (Car Wash Mike's recipe) and chicken cook. 

However, the lid never aligned correctly after the nomex install eventhough I moved, centered, recentered the dome multiple times. 

Today I followed the video instruction posted on this forum to align the dome and finally after 2 hours of work I gave up.  I spoke with BGE and they believe that there is something wrong my hinge or bands.  Luckily I am getting them replaced (my egg is 1 month old).

Issue is that with all the moving the dome, aligning etc after a pizza cook tonight i noticed it sheared off the gasket from the rear - probably all the friction loosened the advesive.

If i wait till the BGE cools can I prep the surface with acetone and reapply 3M adhesive or do I need another gasket?

This nomex is pretty dense - how about just leaving it on the dome only?  It seems like the folks who use a rutland do it that way without issue.  How thick/dense is the Nomex compared to the Rutland?

Thanks for any assistance

Comments

  • ChokeOnSmokeChokeOnSmoke Posts: 1,897
    It couldn't hurt to try and re-glue if it isn't damaged.

    I just looked at pieces I have of both the Nomex and Rutland.  I'd say the Rutland is about one and a half times the thickness of the nomex.

    If you have to do it all over again, put a Rutland on and you won't have to worry about it again.
    Packerland, Wisconsin

  • alex_aalex_a Posts: 17
    Where can I order a Rutland?
  • Ace hardware. Rutland also known as stove gasket.
  • SqueezySqueezy Posts: 1,102

    Contact RRP at ron.pat@comcast.net, he has Rutland in bulk and will send you the length you need at cost.

    Great guy to deal with ...

    Never eat anything passed through a window unless you're a seagull ... BGE Lg.
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