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Diaster with the felt gasket

patrick348patrick348 Posts: 1
edited March 2012 in Root
My Big Green Egg is sealed tight. On only the 3rd use the temp got a little high and the gasket peeled off. This apparently caused the glue to be exposed and now the top is glued to the bottom. PLEASE HLEP ME?????

Comments

  • JerkChickenJerkChicken Posts: 551
    Peel it off and toss it at this point, it sounds like it can't be saved. Your egg should still work fine, if there are substantial leaks then you may need to install a replacement. BGE will cover it but you may want to skip the freebee and upgrade to the nomex or whatever's popular these days.
    LBGE, Weber OTG w/ Rotisserie, Weber Genesis S-330, Chargriller Duo, AR-15, AK-47
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 17,590

    It's not the temp. BGE gaskets suck and they fall off no matter the temp. Not your doing. I run 4 eggs no gaskets. Or put on a rutland and forget it (will stay on). I am not saying BGE sucks, only the gaskets suck.

    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • Mighty_QuinnMighty_Quinn Posts: 1,878
    Yep... If you're gonna replace it, use a Rutland...even the high heat nomex will fail eventually.
  • jay75jay75 Posts: 153
    If Im reading this right your lid is glued down..... In that case I would light a fire in the bottom vent and let the heat loosen the adhesive. Might work....
  • Mighty_QuinnMighty_Quinn Posts: 1,878
    Oh...no one else(myself included)is reading it right...heating it should do the trick...
    If Im reading this right your lid is glued down..... In that case I would light a fire in the bottom vent and let the heat loosen the adhesive. Might work....

  • MickeyMickey Posts: 17,590
    Sorry Patrick, I can't read :-B
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • centex99centex99 Posts: 231

    Its ruined, send it to me and buy a new one! :-)

    Or do like others suggested and light it from the vent and let it heat up...

  • frankc623frankc623 Posts: 163
    Where is the best place to get a Rutland gasket for the BGE? I checked Fred's and only saw Nomex gaskets.
    L-BGE | Westminster, MD
  • Mighty_QuinnMighty_Quinn Posts: 1,878
    Amazon, some ace hardware has it, fireplace and spa stores sell it...
  • yzziyzzi Posts: 1,793
    I fried my felt gasket the 2nd use. Called BGE and asked if they had a high-temp upgrade gasket they could send as a replacement and sent a nomex for free. Has help up great on some high-temp cooks. If you wanted to go nomex, you can probably get them to send you one for free if you called them.
    Dunedin, FL
  • The Naked WhizThe Naked Whiz Posts: 7,780
    frankc623, if you would like some help on the Rutland thing, visit the original BGE forum and look for Ron Prate who posts as RRP.  He has sold hundreds of them and is a very helpful guy who will make sure you get the right type of Rutland, etc and help you with installing it if you need.  Here's a web page on how to install it that I put together with Ron's help:  Installing a Rutland Gasket

    Good luck!
    The Naked Whiz
  • yzziyzzi Posts: 1,793
    frankc623, if you would like some help on the Rutland thing, visit the original BGE forum and look for Ron Prate who posts as RRP.  He has sold hundreds of them and is a very helpful guy who will make sure you get the right type of Rutland, etc and help you with installing it if you need.  Here's a web page on how to install it that I put together with Ron's help:  Installing a Rutland Gasket

    Good luck!
    I read this page before I put on my new gasket, and using the 3m stripper and you suggested was the best $8 I spent. I lightly dabbed some acetone on the top rim and the old adhesive came right off with the drill with no damage to the egg.
    Dunedin, FL
  • tjp1060tjp1060 Posts: 55
    I went to the mothership recently for a few items that I needed for a used small BGE. While I was there, I decided to get a Nomex gasket for my large. I explained that the felt gasket had burned off. All they offered was a free felt gasket. When I asked for the manager, they decided to let me have the Nomex for the price difference of a felt gasket. Not feeling the love at the moment... :((
  • frankc623frankc623 Posts: 163
    Thanks whiz!
    L-BGE | Westminster, MD
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