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Another gasket question

PitmasterPitmaster Posts: 74
edited 8:36AM in EggHead Forum
I need a new gasket. Which kind should I get and where do I get it?
I just made a pizza on my XL that is less than a month old. Problem is, I saw smoke coming out of the back of the egg. I opened it and the gasket was coming off. Well, instead of having it go back inside the egg, I pulled it to the outside and closed and finished the pizza...just a couple of minutes. When I opened the egg to take out the pizza, more gasket came off. I was cooking at 400-450 degrees. I Have done all low cooks up to today. Probably 5 cooks in all. The last one was yesterday, when I did a brisket, two chickens, mac & cheese and baked beans. The egg was cooking a total of 20 hours for all that. The temps were 250 for the brisket and chickens, then took it up to 350 for the mac & cheese and the beans. I thought for sure the gasket would have been "cured" by then. Any other thoughts?

Comments

  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
    Pitmaster,

    BGE recomends you use a Nomex which can be purchased directly from BGE.

    I really don't agree with the curing method, but when I replace a gasket I don't tempt fate either. I do keep my dome under 500° for a few cooks.

    If one has an air leak in the alignment they are most likely going to have a gasket failure with the original felt gasket. There have been posts after posts with the same problem - poor alignment and resulting gasket failure. It has happened to m too.

    It would be great if every new egg there was a notice advising to check for poor alignment before lighting the egg.

    If you dealer assembled your egg, call them explain what happened & see if they will help you and/or call BGE explain what happened and see what they say. When you repalce your gasket use Nomex.

    If you decide to us a non BGE gasket take a minute to call BGE and ask them for their advice and why.

    For a easy & quick way to remove and replace a gasket see the post linked below.

    Just another thought... You could do a patch, that is replace the damaged section only. Make sure you align the dome/base so there are no leaks.

    GG

    http://www.eggheadforum.com/index.php?option=com_simpleboard&func=view&id=475706&catid=1
  • PitmasterPitmaster Posts: 74
    Thanks for the info!
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