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Gasket replacement time!

The time has come to replace the gasket on my LBGE.  I've received a new one from BGE and was wondering about the adhesive.  Is the self-stick adhesive sufficient, or, is it recommended that I use something additional?  Any thoughts???
Brighton, IL (North East of St. Louis, MO)
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  • Had mine on for about two months now, seems to stick just fine. I did clean the old one off, warm egg, some elbow grease, razor scraper and scrungie dipped in acetone. cleaned up nicely, placed the new one on, checked dome alignment, left it closed for 24 hrs, then a nice low heat fire to "set" it. Seemed to work out just fine.
    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,468
    Or just don't replace it....... Works fine w/o it, just don't drop the lid.....
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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  • KoskoKosko Posts: 535
    Replaced mine with the new high temp. BGE gasket. Scraped my old one off with a little help from acetone, peeled the new gasket off the tape and stuck it on! Been a couple months and its solid!
    Peachtree City, Ga Large BGE
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  • My Nomex gasket is going on 3 years now and looks good, even after many pizza cooks.  I don't understand why they don't install Nomex at the factory.  It would be a great sales feature.
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    Simple ingredients, amazing results!
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  • My Nomex gasket is going on 3 years now and looks good, even after many pizza cooks.  I don't understand why they don't install Nomex at the factory.  It would be a great sales feature.
    Sam - I have a new Nomex still in the package (from High-Que) and it looks different (other than color) from the high temp BGE gasket my dealer gave me. As new eggs are shipping with the BGE high temp, which many call a Nomex, are they in fact the same (other than color) as a Nomex? 
    Anyone else know? 

    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
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  • SMITTYtheSMOKERSMITTYtheSMOKER Posts: 2,401
    edited December 2012
    The Big Green Egg now comes with a high temp gasket right out of the box.  That change was made 5 months ago.

     

    -SMITTY     

    from SANTA CLARA, CA

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  • Nomex is a registered trademark of the Dupont company. Nomex is a heat resistive material developed by Dupont and licensed to others for their specific applications. 2 examples are from http://www.high-que.com/ and ;http://www.bbqgaskets.com/about.html I don't know if 1 is better than the other but the pictures show different products with the same name. Look it up with Google. 
    I know the voices aren't real, but man, do they ever come up with some great ideas.
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  • Try this again
    Nomex is a registered trademark of the Dupont company. Nomex is a heat resistive material developed by Dupont and licensed to others for their specific applications. 2 examples are from http://www.high-que.com/ 

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     I don't know if 1 is better than the other but the pictures show different products with the same name. Look it up with Google. 
    I know the voices aren't real, but man, do they ever come up with some great ideas.
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  • I know the voices aren't real, but man, do they ever come up with some great ideas.
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  • Thanks for all of the input.  That's why I love this forum.  So much info and knowledge among people willing to share.
    Brighton, IL (North East of St. Louis, MO)
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,588
    I used the 3m spray. They say it's easier to remove the old when the egg is warm. I used a palm sander.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • My Nomex gasket is going on 3 years with lots of life left.

    Simple ingredients, amazing results!
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  • Sorry to resurrect this old thread, but I'm doing my gasket on the first..

    Which 3M spray, if it's used, is the one to get?

    And - do I replace the gasket on both hemispheres, or just the bottom (or top)?

    Thanks gang!

    Large BGE -- Greensboro!


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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 14,935
    What gasket are you using - Nomex - it's usually self-adhesive.  If it's a Rutland, follow this.  http://www.nakedwhiz.com/rutlandgasket/gasket.htm

      I wouldn't use spray adhesive.    Most important thing you can do it make sure the lip is clean from old gasket and oil.  Once you scrape/sand off the old gasket, clean the hell out of it with a solvent like acetone or isopropyl alcohol.
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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 

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  • What gasket are you using - Nomex - it's usually self-adhesive.  If it's a Rutland, follow this.  http://www.nakedwhiz.com/rutlandgasket/gasket.htm

      I wouldn't use spray adhesive.    Most important thing you can do it make sure the lip is clean from old gasket and oil.  Once you scrape/sand off the old gasket, clean the hell out of it with a solvent like acetone or isopropyl alcohol.
    Nomex replacement from BGE.  I'll scrape and acetone the lip clean.  Gasket on both sides?
    Large BGE -- Greensboro!


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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 14,935
    Nomex on both sides.  Rutland on one side only.
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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 

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  • Thanks much!
    Large BGE -- Greensboro!


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  • I used a 3M spray adhesive that was recommended by an Egg rep.  Worked like a charm and still going strong.  If you get the ceramic clean and free of oils it will bond tight.

    Simple ingredients, amazing results!
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  • 3M super 77
    Mark Annville, PA
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,588
    Spray the adhesive in a disposal container and a cheap brush...
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • The self adhesive says only to replace above 50° so I'm guessing SWMBO is gonna love me bringing Eggsie in the house to swap out the gasket
    LBGE
    Go Dawgs! - Marietta, GA
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