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gasket installation

BigbawbBigbawb Posts: 11
edited 4:39PM in EggHead Forum
Hi all, Just purchased some gasket material from BGE for my small and having trouble with the adhesion, I cleaned and scraped off all the old stuff -wiped it down w/ denatured alcohol........... any suggestions?? thanks Bigbawb


  • bigbawb,[p]Round wire brush on the end of a drill. Careful not to auger off too much, just the residue.[p]Worked for me after I fried my gasket in a high-temp moment of stupidity.

  • chucklschuckls Posts: 399
    I went through this process also, and found that in my situation power tools were not the answer. A stronger solvent was. I got some MEK from a paint store, and some acetone I had sitting around.
    If you use the MEK solvent, be sure to wear impervious gloves and do not breath the vapors. Work outside. Same for acetone. Use the MEK first and the acetone for final cleanup.
    Scrape off as much as possible of the remaining old felt. Scrub the old adhesive off with a terrycloth (not paper towels) soaked in the solvent. This stuff will definitely remove the old adhesive.

  • Pivotizer,
    How do you avoid frying the gasket? i love the high heat sear.

  • mktimber,
    My damage was due to a small explosion and not proper use.[p]btw that Trex method really works - I was skeptical, but am now a convert.

  • pivotizer,
    sear and dwell -- it is the only way to cook a steak.

  • RRPRRP Posts: 21,822
    mktimber, best way to avoid the burnt gasket is to distance yourself from that wimpy felt gasket and install a Rutland. I'm going on 3 years with the same Rutland.

    [ul][li]Rutland instructions[/ul]
    L, M, S, &  Mini
    And oh yes...also a 17" BlackStone gas fired griddle! 
    Dunlap, IL
    Re- gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time!
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