Only 5th cook, tried pizza, yummy (despite not getting temp high enough 500f only). But gasket fell off and got fried. Spent all day reading gasket related posts!
We are being sent a replacement felt gasket, but wonder, since BGE so new, if now is the time to replace with a better quality/longer lasting gasket.
Before I go further, remember we live in Australia.
Cannot get Nomex here, emailed McMaster's in US, but no reply to date. Cannot get Rutland. Even 3M Super 77 not easy to find! May be able to get Cotronic tape, but cannot find out until tomorrow, just one company supplying high heat resistant materials, mainly for medical needs 'autoclaves'?
But can get Permatex Ultra Copper.
Read all the posts re Permatex, seems it works well as a 'stand alone gasket'. Please could anyone who has used it like this give feedback re the following.
2 or 2.5 tubes for a large BGE?
Was it applied to both base and lid (protective oil coated plastic film/wax paper inbetween of course!).
How thick was the bead applied, stand alone use.
Surely it will all 'squish out' once lid lowered for curing purposes? Read somewhere a suggestion of using spacers to counteract the 'squish', but then will it form a good airtight seal?
Finally, how well has it lasted? Read that 'ranger ray' used it very successfully.
Many thanks in advance, apologies for the long post