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replacement gasket

BurchBurch Posts: 6
edited August 2011 in EggHead Forum
II have had my egg for about four months and the gasket has already began to burn off. Do you reccommend going back with the same Green egg gasket? I really don't want it to do this again in 3 or 4 months. Is there something else you all have found better?

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  • onedbguruonedbguru Posts: 1,407
    I have had my XL-BGE for 2 years now and have not needed to replace the gasket.  I guess that  is because I rarely fire it up above 450.  I have done pizzas at ~500 or so, but that was only a couple of times.  How hot are you cooking?
  • BurchBurch Posts: 6
    I like to do steaks at high temps, 650 or so.
  • onedbguruonedbguru Posts: 1,407
    that explains it.. I get mine done (mid-rare+ up to medium) in 6-9 minutes at around 375-400.
  • SpoonSpoon Posts: 328
    edited August 2011
    If you are going to take the time and effort to replace your gasket, go with something besides felt. Go to the gasket section of The Naked Whiz's site HERE and read up on your options. I just installed my Rutland gasket last weekend, it was not as hard of a job as I thought it would be.
    "Pork so tender you can pull it with a spoon." ~Spoon
  • mint-tulipmint-tulip Posts: 171
    We just replaced our Rutland gasket this past weekend. We do a lot of woking and after 4 years it virtually disintegrated. To possibly avoid this happening again I came up with the idea of putting the Rutland on the top dome. No gaps and a good seal.. So far so good. Should stay cleaner too.
  • YetiBobYetiBob Posts: 61
    I just did mine with the new High Temp gasket from BGE. It is a Nomex gasket. Check with your dealer.
    In Maryland
  • 4Runner4Runner Posts: 2,945
    edited August 2011

    You can also
    get the white gasket from the mothership. The felt isn't the real problem nor
    is the cooking temp....it’s a BGE; it can go hot without issue. The adhesive is
    the problem. The original gray felt comes with adhesive on the back covered
    with peel off paper and just doesn't seem to stick very well.  I went through 3 gray ones the first 2 months
    I had my BGE…frustrating to say the least. 
    Then I found a series of posts back in early 2009, which is when mine
    was brand new, with folks posting about the same gasket loss issue.   That is when I found info on the white “nomex”
    gasket.  I called the mothership and they
    sent it to me for free and I attached with 3M Super 77 and have had no issues
    whatsoever. The Super 77 adhesive works!  
    Also, don't forget, you always have the option of going gasket-less as
    really all the gasket does is cushion the blow when closing the lid. Plenty of
    folks are gasket-less and have no problem cooking low n slow or super hot.

    Joe - I'm a reformed gasser-holic aka 4Runner Columbia, SC Wonderful BGE Resource Site: http://www.nakedwhiz.com/ceramicfaq.htm and http://www.nibblemethis.com/  and http://playingwithfireandsmoke.blogspot.com/2006/02/recipes.html
    What am I drinking now?   Woodford....neat
  • jaymag_87jaymag_87 Posts: 108
    My wife burned the gasket off my XL a couple weeks ago. Today we were cooking pizzas and I noticed, at the high temps we were cooking at, the handle got real hot. I have a new gasket. I guess I need to get it out on.
  • 4Runner4Runner Posts: 2,945

    I hadn't heard from any of the gasketless folks about a hotter than normal handle.  I just like the gasket to help cusion the blow when putting the lid down.

    Joe - I'm a reformed gasser-holic aka 4Runner Columbia, SC Wonderful BGE Resource Site: http://www.nakedwhiz.com/ceramicfaq.htm and http://www.nibblemethis.com/  and http://playingwithfireandsmoke.blogspot.com/2006/02/recipes.html
    What am I drinking now?   Woodford....neat
  • BBQMavenBBQMaven Posts: 1,041
    Over 4 years without a gasket on my LBGE... don't see any issues (including a hot handle) and never worry about going nuclear with the temps. 
    Kent Madison MS
  • 4Runner4Runner Posts: 2,945
    With my Egg now in a table, when mine goes I'm going to just put one on the bottom as that is easier to work with and leave my Egg assembled.   Again, just to help cushion when I close the lid.  Not really for cooking purposes. 
    Joe - I'm a reformed gasser-holic aka 4Runner Columbia, SC Wonderful BGE Resource Site: http://www.nakedwhiz.com/ceramicfaq.htm and http://www.nibblemethis.com/  and http://playingwithfireandsmoke.blogspot.com/2006/02/recipes.html
    What am I drinking now?   Woodford....neat
  • BENTEBENTE Posts: 8,337
    go with the bge high temp gasket. it is made of nomex. the same thing they make racing fire suits out of. i have only been able to burn my gasket if a piece of charcoal comes out and lands on it.. you can call bge in atlanta if your dealer does not carry them

    happy eggin
    tb
    Anderson S.C.

    happy eggin

    TB

    Anderson S.C.

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  • What I want to know is why they don't put the nomex gasket on in the first place.  Any ideas?
  • I got 6 months on my first gasket (my fault - lots of high temp cooks too soon). My second gasket lasted about 2 years. My Nomex gasket is on it's 3rd year and doesn't show much sign of wear. If you are going to replace your factory gasket, I'd skip right to the Nomex. Call the Mothership and you should be able to get one for free.
    Food & Fire - The carnivorous ramblings of a gluten-free grill geek.
  • 4Runner4Runner Posts: 2,945
    edited September 2011



    Davekatz -
    not your fault...Egg is designed to go hot too. You were just cooking like you
    are supposed to do. :)>-

    I stilldon't think it is the gasket that is the problem for most. It is the adhesive. The
    grey gaskets with the peel off backing just don't stick well. I bet if you had
    a grey gasket with no adhesive and used the Super 77 adhesive it would last
    just as long as the white nomex ones.

    The real question is why doesn't BGE Co come up with a better design? Something that
    allows for the replacement of a gasket with no adhesive? Just pop it off and
    replace when worn out. That would really be helpful.

    Joe - I'm a reformed gasser-holic aka 4Runner Columbia, SC Wonderful BGE Resource Site: http://www.nakedwhiz.com/ceramicfaq.htm and http://www.nibblemethis.com/  and http://playingwithfireandsmoke.blogspot.com/2006/02/recipes.html
    What am I drinking now?   Woodford....neat
  • I read where it is a cost thing to use felt. A cooker should work from day one, high temp or low. I am going to use a permatex copper gasket. I plan to install a gasket using a jig/mold to form the bottom then cover that with oiled plastic wrap and mate the top with a thin layer. This is kind of a combo of two methods.
    I grill therefore I am.....not hungy.
  • The Naked WhizThe Naked Whiz Posts: 7,780
    edited September 2011
    redneck, I can only think that BGE must have bought a warehouse full of the felt and want to use it up.  I have just used my last pre-2004 felt gasket and they did just fine.  Something changed and gaskets started falling off left and right.  Personally, I've got a Kamado Joe gasket to try on my medium BGE (which I use for the high-temp burn testing) and will probably go with rutland when the current gaskets on the small and large are kaput.
    The Naked Whiz
  • ShawnShawn Posts: 356
    I have a ruthland installed with permatex copper and its the best and the seal you get is amazing no more smoke escaping! Hint install it on the lid not the bottom its way better!!
    Cheers! Shawn My Blog: http://hrmcreativebbq.blogspot.com/ My Dads Custom Handles Blog http://dannyscarvings.blogspot.com
  • @Shawn - why does it work better on top? Thanks.
    Food & Fire - The carnivorous ramblings of a gluten-free grill geek.
  • ShawnShawn Posts: 356
    yes it does! and doesn't get dirty when on top.
    Cheers! Shawn My Blog: http://hrmcreativebbq.blogspot.com/ My Dads Custom Handles Blog http://dannyscarvings.blogspot.com
  • Naked whiz,
    I went to your site and looked at the gasket safety, I just worry about what's in there. I don't want to make anyone sick. Know what I mean?

    The mothership sent me the BGE high heat gasket. I I'll probably put that one on when the other one disintegrates. It's the pizzas that do it for me with the flames licking up the sides, and the high heat.
  • 392joe392joe Posts: 6
    I have had my egg ~ 6 months....Lost my gasket within the first 2 cooks..My dealer told me the gasket wasn't covered. I hate to sound stupid  but how do I get  in touch with this "mother ship"?
  • 392joe392joe Posts: 6
    I have had my egg ~ 6 months....Lost my gasket within the first 2 cooks..My dealer told me the gasket wasn't covered. I hate to sound stupid  but how do I get  in touch with this "mother ship"?
  • 4Runner4Runner Posts: 2,945
    Just call them. They should help you.
    Joe - I'm a reformed gasser-holic aka 4Runner Columbia, SC Wonderful BGE Resource Site: http://www.nakedwhiz.com/ceramicfaq.htm and http://www.nibblemethis.com/  and http://playingwithfireandsmoke.blogspot.com/2006/02/recipes.html
    What am I drinking now?   Woodford....neat
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