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How to tell if new LBGE shipped with high temp gasket?

SmokingOzarksBBQSmokingOzarksBBQ Posts: 151
edited September 2012 in EggHead Forum
So I know in the past, stock gaskets were not "high temp" and generally had to be replaced with a Nomex or Rutland. I am hearing that BGEs are now shipping with new gaskets but without knowing what the old ones look like, how does one know if he or she got a new high temp gasket as stock? My gasket is a light gray color. I have seen some with a darker gray so just wondering what the likelihood is that my new BGE, which I bought a couple of weeks ago, has a new gasket if that is possible. 

Appreciate the help. 

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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 15,460
    It's probably Nomex.  You can cut off a little sliver and hold it over a lighter.  If it burns, it's wool felt.  If not, it's Nomex.
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  • If it's grey it's felt, nomex is white

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 15,460
    xraypat23 said:
    I believe if it's a "NEW" one, im not a 100% sure on the firering. But i know it's still a cast iron fire grate, should ship with a grey nomex gasket installed already, you can tell if it's one of the brand new ones by the handle, it's about twice as wide as the old larges.
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    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • If it's grey it's felt, nomex is white

    Not true, the new nomex which is now being shipped as stock is "light" gray. 

     

    I'd say you have the new version.

     

    -SMITTY     

    from SANTA CLARA, CA

  • Sorry,

    The ones I have are white.

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • Sorry,

    The ones I have are white.

    mine too and just got a new egg with white nomex 3 months ago. I did hear they are shipping them with gray nomex now but I heard that on here. if everybody else on here lies as much as I do, who knows what color it is?

  • We've just started to get a flow of the new Eggs with the new version of Nomex in the last month. I just took a pic on the showroom floor of both shades of "gray".

    image

     

    -SMITTY     

    from SANTA CLARA, CA

  • We've just started to get a flow of the new Eggs with the new version of Nomex in the last month. I just took a pic on the showroom floor of both shades of "gray".

    image

    With photo evidence to boot. Really glad they upgraded those as stock equip.



  • Awesome. I believe my new large has a nomex gasket. And here I thought I was just going to burn it off in the future.
    Large BGE & mini stepchild & a KJ Jr.
    The damp PNW 
  • I have the image on the left Smitty. Guess that's the new nomex.
  • Are the new grey nomex gaskets better then the white nomex replacement gaskets they send.
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 15,460

    Are the new grey nomex gaskets better then the white nomex replacement gaskets they send.
    They're made out of the same stuff, I doubt it.
    ______________________________________________
    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • Another picture of the new gasket. To me it looks like a combination of felt and nomex.
    IMAG0326.jpg 424.1K
  • Cooked some pizza last night at 700° and the gasket did perfectly fine. Guess they are now shipping with high temp gaskets.:)
  • The new high heat replacement gasket that the mothership sent two weeks ago was gray.
    See der Rabbits, Iowa
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