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Rutland

Got my rutland gasket from RRP here on the forum at a great price. Then another $22 later for permatex and the paint/rust stripper. Can't wait to get her on.
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  • RRPRRP Posts: 15,855
    edited September 2013
    $22 more? Permatex should not have been more than $8 so you must have bought the Mother of all strippers! LOL. Last time I bought one I paid about $5 bucks! Oh well...don't throw that stripper away as apparently it is a big one and can become a hand me down or inherited tool from a favorite uncle!
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
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  • The permatex was $9 and the 3m stripper was $11 LOL
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  • Ragtop99Ragtop99 Posts: 1,361
    edited October 2013
    The 3M stripper is an expensive little bugger if you can't find the generic version.  I got stuck with it too at $12.  Works well for this job, so I'm glad I got it.
    Cooking on an XL and Medium in Bethesda, MD.
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  • stlcharcoalstlcharcoal Posts: 1,352
    Ragtop99 said:
    The 3M stripper is an expensive little bugger if you can't find the generic version.  I got stuck with it too at $12.  Works well for this job, so I'm glad I got it.

    $3.99 for the one at Harbor Freight (if you have one in your city):

    http://www.harborfreight.com/4-inch-polycarbide-abrasive-wheel-brush-94015.html

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  • Harbor freight is great but don't let your friends see you go in one :)
    Southern Indiana
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  • ChokeOnSmokeChokeOnSmoke Posts: 1,785
    Got my rutland gasket from RRP here on the forum at a great price. Then another $22 later for permatex and the paint/rust stripper. Can't wait to get her on.
    Great choice, you're gonna love it.
    Packerland, Wisconsin

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  • Just put the Rutland on. Took a whole 20 min. Guess I did it right because I have about 1.5" left over.
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  • Just did the dollar bill test. There is very slight resistance when pulling her out. Should I adjust the dome or leave it as is?
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  • RRPRRP Posts: 15,855
    ... very slight resistance when pulling her out. Should I adjust the dome or leave it as is?
    Suit yourself, but personally I wouldn't even bother. BTW if the strands at the butt ends bother you they can be trimmed or actually burnt off with your butane type fire starter. Just remember the Permatex needs 24 hours to cure so I wouldn't disturb it until then if you do decide to adjust your dome.
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
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  • Hey Ron! Do I need to start a small 250-300deg fire for a few hours? I read several places that I do, but in your instructions you don't mention it. I won't touch the grill until tomorrow night.
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  • RRPRRP Posts: 15,855
    No the small fire was used to cure the Rutland brand adhesive which was a latex product. Permatex is a silicone. What you read elsewhere were my earlier instructions paraphrased on TNW site. 
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
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  • Gotcha. 22hrs to go LOL
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  • Just curious about the install.  Do you just use the wheel to clean the surface and then apply the new adhesive and gasket?  Seems that I have heard it is a several hour process?????
    Albion, PA
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  • EggHeadinFloridaEggHeadinFlorida Posts: 428
    edited October 2013
    To be honest with you, after I did a cook last night I simply peeled off the gaskets while the egg was still warm.
    This morning I used the wheel for about a minute just to clean up any residue that may have been left behind. From the time I squirted the permatex for the first time to the time that I was completely done was approximately 20 minutes. Also I did not waste my time scraping off any glue or residue that may have been on the top dome
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  • RRPRRP Posts: 15,855
    Yes the wheel removes the old gasket and any residual glue or grease without any damage to the ceramic. As for the length of time to install it depends more on the individual. His application time was extremely short so he must move pretty fast. Where the time element lies is with the "bunching" process which makes the Rutland both wider and thicker. I always suggest a person not rush the process since when done properly that gasket will last many years. One of mine is now been on 9 years!
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
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  • Damn Ron, now you're scaring me I hope I put it on correctly LOL
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  • Ron, look at the pics and let me know what you think. The gasket is bunched together and covered the entire surface if the egg. I only had about 1.5" left over which is what you said you should have left over after installation.
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  • RRPRRP Posts: 15,855
    Didn't mean to scare you or imply anything! Your application looks good. Just like anything else some people work faster than others. I just hope you are keeping your done closed except for the picture taking time. The weight of the dome is an important part of the curing in place process.
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
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  • EggHeadinFloridaEggHeadinFlorida Posts: 428
    edited October 2013
    Yes the dome is closed. Did you read my earlier post about the one dollar bill test? Do you think that the Dome is putting enough pressure on the gasket
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  • RRPRRP Posts: 15,855
    It should be sufficient - besides what the dome weight is also doing is pushing down any hills or ridges in the Permatex so that it cures while gripping the gasket fibers. I see no signs of oozing through your gasket so it would appear you spread it at a uniform thickness. Don't worry about initial smoke leaks unless excessive of course since with each use the escaping smoke and dust from lump dumps will even fill in the minute spaces in the gasket. You'll be fine!
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
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  • JackhJackh Posts: 105
    @ RRP what is the best way to contact you about help w/ my lg sm gasket replacement Jack
    Lg&Sm ---Middleport NY
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  • NDGNDG Posts: 1,240
    @RRP  . . . just got my gasket in the mail yesterday - thank you!
    Columbus, Ohio
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  • NDGNDG Posts: 1,240
    just called my harbor freight and they have the generic stripper in stock

    Columbus, Ohio
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  • RRPRRP Posts: 15,855
    Jackh said:
    @ RRP what is the best way to contact you about help w/ my lg sm gasket replacement Jack
    Just send me a personal message through this forum or give me a minute and I'll send you one!
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
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  • RRPRRP Posts: 15,855
    NDG said:
    just called my harbor freight and they have the generic stripper in mmstock

    Whoa! That one is fine as long as you have a large enough drill since that arbor is a 1/2" shaft. A common quarter inch electric drill won't work.
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
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  • Ragtop99Ragtop99 Posts: 1,361
    RRP said:
    NDG said:
    just called my harbor freight and they have the generic stripper in mmstock

    Whoa! That one is fine as long as you have a large enough drill since that arbor is a 1/2" shaft. A common quarter inch electric drill won't work.
    Either the picture or the description is wrong.  That does not look like a 1/2" shaft sitting on a 4" wheel.  I'd guess the description is wrong since a 1/4" shaft would be expected on something like this.
    Cooking on an XL and Medium in Bethesda, MD.
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  • RRPRRP Posts: 15,855
    edited October 2013
    No, 94015 is a 1/2". I just returned from HF with this 1/4" - part # 60510

    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
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  • I just took a look at my Rutland and the gasket is setting up nicely.
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  • RRPRRP Posts: 15,855
    LOL - it will be fine...I should have asked...tongue in cheek of course...so no one gets offended...but didn't your Mother or at least Father ever say "Son - don't keep checking your thingee - it will be just fine if you don't play with it."??? Same applies to a curing gasket, my friend! LOL
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
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