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gasket change

About as clean as she'll get. The acetone hasn't helped at all.
Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 13,527
    Forgot the pic
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 12,866
    Looks fine to me.  The acetone is really for removing any fat/oil from cooking so the adhesive sticks better.
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 13,527
    I finally sanded it...100 grit and then wiped with the acetone. The top is done...on to the bottom. Why don't they just put this on to begin with?
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 12,866
    Long time in coming, but they do now.
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    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 13,527
    I've got nomex left over...do the ceramic top inside?
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 13,527
    Done...pretty easy. Might do a low burn tomorrow before I cook this weekend.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 12,866
    henapple said:
    I've got nomex left over...do the ceramic top inside?
    Wouldn't hurt - I've head of those things falling off when the lid opens, might help you out there.
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    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

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  • jfm0830jfm0830 Posts: 936
    edited October 2012
    Like you the acetone didn't do diddly squat. I was a bit surprised because some of the YouTube videos make it look like the acetone easily melts away the leftover adhesive. Your sanded edge looks as good as I was able to get mine. Just my luck:I missed getting the factory installed hi temp gaskets by one month.

    Just thought I'd mention I got the High Que version with the self adhesive backing and they recommended a 24 hour period before using your Egg. I am happy to say I've done about 20 high temp cooks and the gasket looks almost as good as new.

    Jim
    Website: www.grillinsmokin.net
    3 LBGE & More Eggcessories than I care to think about.
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  • Hungry JoeHungry Joe Posts: 1,108
    edited October 2012

    I removed my gasket when my egg was still warm and it came off clean. Just a little work with the scraper. I did the acetone thing just to remove any grease or crud. I didn't need to do any sanding. Next time try it on a warm egg, it was the easiest gasket change I ever did.

    I should add I did spray the adhesive on the gasket but sprayed adhesive in a cup and brushed it on the egg. It also was a lot easier and cleaner.

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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 13,527
    Thanks hungry...I'll remember that. Makes sense. I did do the spray/brush method.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • KoskoKosko Posts: 535
    I just changed mine out too. BGE sent me a high temp one and it is so much better than the original !.
    Peachtree City, Ga Large BGE
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  • HBmoaiHBmoai Posts: 11
    Hey kosko, I married a kosco, she was just curious where your family's from. Again, not stalking just curious
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  • SkinnyVSkinnyV Posts: 2,402
    Nice work, once you do pizza or high heat burn again that too will be gone.
    Seattle, WA
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 13,527
    I've built a grid extender...about 4 inches higher than the gasket.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • DonWWDonWW Posts: 259
    I scraped top and bottom with a paint scraper.   Cleaned off residual gunk with acetone, which did help - based on what was on the wipe rag.  Waited about an hour for everything to dry.  Applied the new gasket, and it has performed perfectly.  Even with a few pizza nights (650+), the new gasket looks great.
    XL BGE.  Dallas, Texas.
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  • The Cen-Tex SmokerThe Cen-Tex Smoker Posts: 12,310
    edited November 2012
    SkinnyV said:
    Nice work, once you do pizza or high heat burn again that too will be gone.
    nah, not with the nomex. I've done many pizzas and 2 clean burns and it's fine. It's miles better than the original felt

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  • KoskoKosko Posts: 535
    HBmoai said:
    Hey kosko, I married a kosco, she was just curious where your family's from. Again, not stalking just curious

    I am from Atlanta. Did you marry a Kosko or a Kosco?
    Peachtree City, Ga Large BGE
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  • SkinnyVSkinnyV Posts: 2,402
    Looked like adhesive backed from factory, mine hung in there but eventually burned off too.
    Seattle, WA
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