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Gasket - Am I just being cheap?

OMG EggsOMG Eggs Posts: 118
edited April 2012 in EggHead Forum

So, I came across this site (http://www.thefeltstore.com/Portal.aspx?CN=1BB49DD3DA1A&MN=F5BFA4AE671C).  For about 40 bucks, I can get a sheet of nomex (1/8in thick, 72in long, 12in wide) delivered.  I'm thinking I could cut this into strips and have enough gasket material for years to come.  I think I'd need about 60in or so to get around the circumference of a Large, so 72in should be plenty long.

So what do you think?  Is this a go?

 

PS, I'm fully aware many of you don't use gaskets, but I just love the feeling of a tight egg :)

 

 

 

 

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  • tazcrashtazcrash Posts: 1,851
    edited April 2012
    They also sell the ribbons in a 25' roll
    http://www.thefeltstore.com/Portal.aspx?CN=DBD239140B5B&MN=92EFE0DF50C0 


    Personally, I'm thinking I'm gonna make me some kevlar shorts for when I tell the Mrs, I want another egg toy


    :D

    Bx - > NJ ->TX!!! 
    All to get cheaper brisket! 
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  • ChokeOnSmokeChokeOnSmoke Posts: 1,741
    edited April 2012
    For less than half that money, you can put on a Rutland gasket and it will last a lifetime.  Just saying.
    Packerland, Wisconsin

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  • Straight cut strips do not fit a circle very well.
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  • Mighty_QuinnMighty_Quinn Posts: 1,878
    For less than half that money, you can put on a Rutland gasket and it will last a lifetime.  Just saying.


    +1
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  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    re: "straight cut strips do not fit a circle very well"

    witness> there has never been a gasket sold for the egg which was NOT a straight strip of fabric.
    -thus spake zarathustra
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
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  • sancho65sancho65 Posts: 94
    Just put Rutlands on my Mini and Small, already have it on my large and have not looked back!!! Now I have to put Rutland on my second small and my gasket problem should be History!!! Just saying!!
    XL, Large, 2 Small's and Mini BGE Arlington Texas
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  • OMG EggsOMG Eggs Posts: 118

    I pulled the trigger on the 2" wide strips, they have them on amazon with cheaper shipping.  I'll report back.

     

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004W8HM52/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00

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  • MayberryMayberry Posts: 466
    I've read where there were safety/health concerns with the Rutland gaskets being near food. Is there any truth to that, or is it an unknown? Anyone have a link to a study on their safety? If they are sae to use, with no doubts, I'd be happy to drop the money on one and be done with my gasket issues forever.
    Athens, GA
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  • eggoeggo Posts: 433
    Just put Rutlands on my Mini and Small, already have it on my large and have not looked back!!! Now I have to put Rutland on my second small and my gasket problem should be History!!! Just saying!!
    On the top, bottom, or both?
    Eggo in N. MS
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  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 16,977
    its never been tested and they have a good market so are playing it safe, nomex hasnt been tested for food use either as far as i know. rutland is fiberglass, if you have pink fiberglasss insulation in your house,  your risk is the same
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  • sancho65sancho65 Posts: 94
    Bottom only!!! Very pleased!!
    XL, Large, 2 Small's and Mini BGE Arlington Texas
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  • Mighty_QuinnMighty_Quinn Posts: 1,878
    Bottom or top, but only one. Bottom is way easier.
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  • sancho65sancho65 Posts: 94
    The reason for me putting it on the bottom is, In the event of any fibers coming or getting loose they wouldnt fall onto my food.
    XL, Large, 2 Small's and Mini BGE Arlington Texas
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  • JEC23JEC23 Posts: 131
    Re fibre glass in your home, yes it's there but in the walls not directly next to the food you are preparing so not quite the same. Why risk it, Nomex has been shown to be food contact safe.
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  • JEC23JEC23 Posts: 131
    Also if you think about it I've never seen or heard of someone wearing a fibre glass sheet but know that nomex is regularly used
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  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    Rutland health issues are speculation. Rutland's never been proven unhealthful
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
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  • So, I came across this site (http://www.thefeltstore.com/Portal.aspx?CN=1BB49DD3DA1A&MN=F5BFA4AE671C).  For about 40 bucks, I can get a sheet of nomex (1/8in thick, 72in long, 12in wide) delivered.  I'm thinking I could cut this into strips and have enough gasket material for years to come.  I think I'd need about 60in or so to get around the circumference of a Large, so 72in should be plenty long.

    So what do you think?  Is this a go?

     Original post asked if you were just being cheap? My father-in-law was just like this, always finding a home made remedy that saved cash and created solutions for future needs. Now that he has passed we have 4 tons of "solutions" that we have to sort through and dispose of somehow. I have recommended the 40 yard dumpster method. So I come down on the side of buy the replacement nomex gasket and then in 10 years when you need another one maybe we will have a new material that is even better, such as hi-temp ceramic cloth. Hopefully it will come with a peel and stick application that requires little if any prep, Until then, just keep on cooking!

     

    PS, I'm fully aware many of you don't use gaskets, but I just love the feeling of a tight egg :)

     

     

     

     


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  • Rocket15Rocket15 Posts: 41
    I've worn Nomex flight suits for many years.  It is used in flight suits because it does not burn, it chars so it will not melt to your skin in a fire like many other fabrics. If it was a health issue, I think I would have known about it by now.
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