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Another Gasket Question

Bubba12803Bubba12803 Posts: 24
edited April 2012 in EggHead Forum
I have viewed some photos on here where it appears that the gasket is only on the dome but not on the base. There are also photos where it appears that the gasket is only on the base and not the dome. I have also viewed photos showing the gasket on both dome and base. Is one way better than the other? I would assume you would want both dome and base to have a gasket but I was wondering if there were any advantages to having the gasket on just the dome or base.

Comments

  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 5,001
    If its only on the dome, you can't drip food or get lump on it. If it only on the base, it's easier to install without contortion or disassembly. Only doing one or the other cuts work in exactly half.
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,480
    edited April 2012
    Not doing cuts the work by 100%. The biggest reason to have "any" gasket is dropping the lid. Lots have no gaskets and no problems. Mine cuts the fire off just as fast as when I had a gasket (that first few days).
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 5,001
    I'm in the "cut 100%" group. I did some imaginary (no pics) ribs last night and had no problem holding the temp at 250. For my egg and my cooking, the gasket is no value added.
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
  • tazcrashtazcrash Posts: 1,852
    Not doing cuts the work by 100%. The biggest reason to have "any" gasket is dropping the lid. Lots have no gaskets and no problems. Mine cuts the fire off just as fast as when I had a gasket (that first few days).
    I'm in the "cut 100%" group. I did some imaginary (no pics) ribs last night and had no problem holding the temp at 250. For my egg and my cooking, the gasket is no value added.
    Mickeytravisstrick
    thank you gents. This is what I've been waiting to read.  
    Bx - > NJ ->TX!!! 
    All to get cheaper brisket! 
  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 6,841
    I am trying to decide on replacing mine. I am trying to train the wife on egging and she is really petite therefore the dome is really heavy for her. In an effort to save my egg from her dropping the dome without a gasket in place I think I am replacing with a Nomex. No Rutland for me because wife is pregnant and I couldn't sleep at night with the thought of her consuming fiberglass or whatever they say is in the rutland. I would much rather go the no gasket route though as it seems to be just fine.
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
  • xraypat23xraypat23 Posts: 421
    I am finally getting around to replacing my gasket tonight. BGE nomex variety, see how long it lasts, i do mostly low and slows, but a steak once a week or a 3hr 650 pizza night isn't unheard of. Sure it runs fine without one, but it's designed to have one. If I do a high heat cook I can see the glow from a few spots around the lid. I readjusted it after i peeled off the stock gasket. But the mating surfaces aren't machined so will not create a perfect seal. Call me anal, but if it's meant to have one, keep one on there. Also, the lid is heavy, 50+lbs, it's nice to have a little cushion in case you don't set it down slowly.
  • chad408chad408 Posts: 140
    Well I contacted BGE last week and let them no i burned up my gasket after only a month of use. The guy got back to me today and got my address and is shipping out a new high heat green egg gasket today. Great customer service and am glad to see that they will replace for free.
  • Thanks for all the feedback. I was unsure if there would be any benefits doing top vs bottom or doing both of them.
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