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Permatex or Rutland Cement...Temp. issue

NewfmanNewfman Posts: 4
edited May 2012 in EggHead Forum

Hello,

New Egg owner and already am in need of a gasket.  I cycled my egg on lower temp (350-400) a couple times during the day, and then cooked two incredible steaks at 550 for dinner.  When I went to turn the steaks, my upper gasket started to fall apart.  Regardless, the steaks were as good as any I have had at a fine restaraunt.  the were 1 3/4 " thick Prime, KC Sirloin.  OMG!  (neve thoght I woudl use that abbreviation thing, but there it is)

So, I bought the Rutland gasket at my local hardware store, and looked at the Rutland Stove and Gasket cement.  Good to 2000 degrees.  I have used it befor on my wood stove, and the gasket around the catalytic reburner stays in the 1250 to 1600 degree range.  The gasket has been good to go for a few years now.  Of course, it is bolted down.

I looked at the Permatex Ultra Copper and it said on the package that it is rated for "700 Degrees Intermittant". 

Am I missing something here?  Is that the right permatex product?  The egg will be used at higher temps than that, not to mention the 'newby' runaway temp episodes.

Could some of you experienced Eggsperts offer some guidance please?  (eggsperts. . .oh god, it's started already)

Thanks,

Dennis in Maine 

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