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Fiberglass gasket or nomex?

Jrod72Jrod72 Posts: 67
edited August 2012 in EggHead Forum
Any good advise! Time for a change and think I may use the stove fiberglass woven gasket. Do you put that kind of gasket on both top and bottom and does the Rutland adhesive work well?

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  • ChokeOnSmokeChokeOnSmoke Posts: 1,862

    Put the Rutland on only the top ~or~ bottom, not both.  Don't use the rutland adhesive.  Pick up some Permatex Ultra Copper from a auto parts store.  

    Packerland, Wisconsin

  • troutgeektroutgeek Posts: 456
    You may want to try the new gaskets provided by bge. New gaskets. The original and hi temp versions are being discontinued.
    Large BGE - Small BGE - Traeger Lil' Tex Elite - Weber 22.5" One-Touch - Weber Smokey Joe
  • Mighty_QuinnMighty_Quinn Posts: 1,878

    Put the Rutland on only the top ~or~ bottom, not both.  Don't use the rutland adhesive.  Pick up some Permatex Ultra Copper from a auto parts store.  

    Good advice if you're looking for s permanent fix...
  • Jrod72Jrod72 Posts: 67
    Good advise ChokeOnSmoke. Thanks.
  • troutgeektroutgeek Posts: 456
    No warranty issues if you try the brand new gasket design from bge. Maybe it's the bees knees?
    Large BGE - Small BGE - Traeger Lil' Tex Elite - Weber 22.5" One-Touch - Weber Smokey Joe
  • FlyingTivoFlyingTivo Posts: 352
    Im glad this came up, last night while rearranging the lump from last burn, I inadvertantly rubbed my forearms against the Rutlands installed on the bottom and got the nasty fiberglass rash. I highly recommend that you use the Rutlands on top with the permatex copper. That way you will have the same seal but no rash!!!!

    Felipe
    Men, easier fed than understood!!
  • BuckdodgerBuckdodger Posts: 934
    Installed the Nomex on mine, top and bottom, about a year and a half ago...still holding strong.

    Alexander City,Al
  • Nomex holding up fine on mine after 2 years.  Lots of pizzas and no problems.
    Mamaroneck
  • What's the new BGE solution? I haven't heard about that yet.
  • troutgeektroutgeek Posts: 456

    What's the new BGE solution? I haven't heard about that yet.

    Bge has a new gasket, and supposedly, they are discontinuing the original and hi temp gaskets. No other word than that. Hopefully, it's a change for the best. Oh yes, some minor design changes to the fire ring. The fire ring will be indentented for plate setter placement. (I think this has already been done for the XL, but now it's being changed for the large -- maybe other sizes too...)
    Large BGE - Small BGE - Traeger Lil' Tex Elite - Weber 22.5" One-Touch - Weber Smokey Joe
  • Jrod72Jrod72 Posts: 67
    All good comments! Thanks friends.
  • ChokeOnSmokeChokeOnSmoke Posts: 1,862
    edited August 2012


    Im glad this came up, last night while rearranging the lump from last burn, I inadvertantly rubbed my forearms against the Rutlands installed on the bottom and got the nasty fiberglass rash. I highly recommend that you use the Rutlands on top with the permatex copper. That way you will have the same seal but no rash!!!!

    Felipe

    Yeah, if I had to do it over, I would have put mine on the top to keep ash, food drippings, etc. off of it.  Working fine on the bottom though.

    Packerland, Wisconsin

  • I have the Hi-Que Nomex gasket.  Put on before I assembled the egg.   I've spun the thermo around a few times and the gasket is holding strong.

    The issue with the rutland gasket is that it is not approved for use around food.   Eventually your going to rub that thing and get fiberglass on your skin or better yet be serving fiberglass impregnated food to your family.

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