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I like my platesetter and my wife the same way...legs up!
Flint, Michigan. Named the most dangerous city in America by the F.B.I. three years running.
Generally agree, but there is a fourth choice. Thermeez from Cotronics. The 395 series is self adhesive and is good to 1100. Trouble is, it will cost you about $120 for 150 feet, three 50 foot rolls. That's the smallest amount they sell. If you are on your third Nomex, you have pretty much spent that anyway. I have used Rutland gaskets on my airtight wood stoves, that's what it is designed for and it works. Have never used on the egg near foods, not sure I would, lots of others have - but that's just me.
I currently cook pizza at 650, legs down, stone flat on PS. I just installed a new Nomex about a month ago after Rutland crumbled off after 6 mos. Based on some photos I have seen there appear to be two types of Nomex gaskets. The one BGE is providing looks gray in color and someone mentioned it was like a felt/Nomex composite. I bought one that is white and does not have any adhesive. I installed the Nomex with Permatex Copper and after a couple of pizza cooks it looks great. You need to make sure the Nomex gasket does not hang inside the Egg when you install it.
For those of you thinking of the Rutland gasket here is a few tips. If you have a store in your area that sells wood stoves you can by the Rutland from them for about $17. Don't use the cement that comes the Rutland but use Permatex Copper. The Rutland is harder to install correctly because you have to be careful not to stretch it or mis-shape it as you install.
Come on people, go commando!
Come on people, go commando!
I like living on the edge Travis. Those mystical little fibers from the Rutland and fumes from the Permatex keep me on my toes! :D I swear some of these guys must get out of the shower to take a pee.Mike
I have burned up many a gasket, rutland gaskets are ok except the glue stuff doesn't stick very well the nomex will burn, well it just kind of turns black and crinkles up the felt turns real black and flakes off and no gasket works fine except I always feel like I'm going to chip the lid everytime I close it.The answer to the gasket problem is use a felt gasket, their the cheapest and heres the secret, don't use such high temps when cooking pizzas use 450 0r 500 the crust will be just as good and crisp the only very small drawback is that it will take a little longer to cook but it is the difference between spending $45.00 and 2 hrs of nasty scrapping and gluing per pizza or enjoy a little more adult beverage and conversation waitng for your pizza to get done.
Another thought. Don't replace gasket. Works just fine without a gasket.
lakewade said: Mickey said: Another thought. Don't replace gasket. Works just fine without a gasket.
Mickey said: Another thought. Don't replace gasket. Works just fine without a gasket.