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Anyone know how to remove a nomex gasket, mines leaking pretty bad and wanted to swap it out
I might try to adjust my lid and see if that helps, worth a shot
I burned off two factory seals the first week I had the Egg cooking pizza @ 650 degrees. I replaced mine with a Rutland Woodstove gasket and it works great. I have done 3-4 650 degree pizza cooks since replacing the factory gasket. Removing old gasket and installing new took about an hour. The Rutland gasket needs to cure @ 500 degrees for one hour after it is installed.
This guy has three videos that do a good job of showing how to disassemble Egg, clean off old gasket and reinstall and adjust Egg.
Nomex Gasket Replacement
Rutland Gasket Install (this is what I did)
I bought mine at a fireplace/wood stove store. For a large Egg you need a 7 foot gasket. I cleaned off gasket area with Acetone (Home Depot, paint aisle) and a Scotchbrite pad. Wet rag in one hand and the Scotchbrite in the other.
Funny timing for this topic. I went to my local egg dealer to spend some christmas money yesterday and asked one of the guys who worked there about rutland gaskets. He went on to explain to me that they had been contacted by rutland and told that these gaskets are not made to be used in an application that puts it near food. I have had the same nomex gasket on my egg since early last spring and done dozens of 700-800 degree pizza cooks and T-Rex steak cooks with no problem at all. The key is to properly seat the dome to the base. This can be done with a simple dollar bill test. Hope this helps.