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Almost new Lg with loose gasket

k1200ltck1200ltc Posts: 12
edited February 2012 in EggHead Forum
Both upper and lower gaskets are "unstuck" after a dozen mid temp cooks.
Should I re-glue with 3M "77" or PlioBond adhesive or go new? nomex or felt?

Thanks for all the fantastic tips and recipes on this site

Kevin
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  • Mine did the same thing after 2 cooks. Cut them off where they broke loose and wait till the rest burns off. I havent had a gasket for quite some time and I dont miss it at all. My suggestion is to let it go and only freak out if your cooks stop coming out well. 
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
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  • Travis provides good advice here but I would prefer to have a gasket for the number of long cooks I do using temp probes.  Nobody yet who cooks without a gasket has explained to me what happens to the probe wires long term when passing through an egg with no gasket.  What say you Travis?

    I have replaced one gasket with another stock felt gasket.  Won't do that again and it was prior to me becoming aware of the Nomax and Rutland high temp gaskets.  That is what I will be going with on my next gasket fix.
    Jackson, Tennessee. VFL (Vol for Life)
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  • I have put a Rutland on my large and have Rutland ready on hand for my small and mini when time comes, Very Happy!!! Thanks RRP!!
    XL, Large, 2 Small's and Mini BGE Arlington Texas
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  • My upper gasket unstuck during the warmup for the first cook (Spatchcock).  I did that cook w/o a top gasket and reattached it with 3M 77 adhesive.  My Large is 2 weeks old - I am wondering if a recent batch did not have good adhesive.

    I fried my gasket this weekend and the mothership is sending me a Nomex High Heat.  If you buy 3M 77 to re-attach your felt gasket, you can use it again the attach a Nomex gasket when you eventually fry the felt.
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  • BOWHUNRBOWHUNR Posts: 1,456
    Yank it off and throw a Rutland on.  I have them on all four of mine now.  My last two eggs I scraped the factory gasket off and installed them before they were even cooked on.  BGE factory gaskets suck.......but there's no problem. :-q

    Mike
    Omaha, NE

    I'm ashamed what I did for a Klondike Bar!!

    Omaha, NE
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  • SqueezySqueezy Posts: 1,101
    I have put a Rutland on my large and have Rutland ready on hand for my small and mini when time comes, Very Happy!!! Thanks RRP!!




    Yes ... RRP is the best!

    I'm ready when my felt is finished to redo with Rutland ....

    Never eat anything passed through a window unless you're a seagull ... BGE Lg.
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  • ChokeOnSmokeChokeOnSmoke Posts: 1,758
    edited February 2012
     My last two eggs I scraped the factory gasket off and installed them before they were even cooked on.  
    Nice move.  That's exactly what I would do if I got another egg.  Why sit around waiting for your felt gasket to disintegrate?
    Packerland, Wisconsin

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  • I just put a Rutland on my medium.  Works well.
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  • Where  can you get the rutland gasket kit and is the 5/8 the size for the XLBGE????
    Men, easier fed than understood!!
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  • BakerManBakerMan Posts: 154

    I burned my factory one off my first 650 degree pizza cook.  Tried to do with out it but I noticed the grill would never go out and a lot of my lump woul dburn up with cap on and vents closed.  I replaced with a Rutland from m local fireplace store (you need 7 feeet of flat gasket). 

    Here are some resources:



    Gasket Repair

    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.



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQQdOvfLtrE 



    Nomex Gasket Replacement

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bw47jHxIFLE



    Rutland Gasket Install (this is what I did)

    http://www.nakedwhiz.com/rutlandgasket/gasket.htm



    Rutland 
    (ChokeOnSmoke)



    http://www.greeneggers.com/index.php?option=com_simpleboard&func=view&id=1069873&catid=1#



    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.



    HTH,



    BakerMan - Purcellville, VA "When its smokin' its cookin', when its black its done"
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  • Is it ok to use acetone on an egg???
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  • ChokeOnSmokeChokeOnSmoke Posts: 1,758
    edited February 2012
    Where  can you get the rutland gasket kit and is the 5/8 the size for the XLBGE????
    Contact info for XL length Rutland:

    Email Ron Pratt at ron.pat@comcast.net
    Let him know you need a Rutland for an XL.
    Then go to any auto store and get a tube of Permatex Ultra Copper (about $6).

    Packerland, Wisconsin

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  • Is it ok to use acetone on an egg???



    Yes
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  • Thanks for all the great advice! I purchased a Rutland 5/8" Gasket Kit #95 at Menards for $8.49. Need to wait for slightly warmer temps outside before attempting repair. Your wisdom suggests Permatex Copper sealer which I"ll use.
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  • billyraybillyray Posts: 1,122
    When using the Rutland, do most people just apply it to lid or the base or both?
    Felton, Ca. 2-LBGE, 1-Small and waiting on a mini
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  • When using the Rutland, do most people just apply it to lid or the base or both?
    Just one.  Mine's on the bottom, but if I had to do it again, I'd put it just on the top -- keep all the spillage, ash, etc. off of it.
    Packerland, Wisconsin

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