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Gasket on bottom only.

Got my egg last year and fried gasket on my first pizza cook.  I replaced it with the  Hi-Que Gasket but I am having an issue with the top gasket coming loose from the lid.  Is anyone running just a gasket on the bottom ?

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  • Charlie tunaCharlie tuna Posts: 2,191
    My original gasket didn't last three months on a large egg.  I went another six months, gasketless and i didn't like the fact that i couldn't maintain a "low and slow" below 250 degrees.  So i contacted RRP and ordered a rutland -- cheap and he had it delivered before i had a chance to pay him for it!  It was easy to install and is on the bottom only.  My low cooking temperatures returned and i was shocked at how much lump i was wasting during the shutdown process!!  I am happy with it and it's been there now, two+ years and provides a very good cushion when closing the dome..
  • carter422carter422 Posts: 58
    Who is RRP?
  • BotchBotch Posts: 4,692
    I've got a Permatex "copper gasket" on the bottom only, works great.  
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  • I've got the BGE brand Nomex gasket on bottom only. Much easier installation and It performs perfectly.
    Killen, AL (The Shoals)
    XL, Small, Minimax, and Mini BGEs
  • Charlie tunaCharlie tuna Posts: 2,191
    RRP is on "The Other" egg forum - just an egger who buys the gasket material in large rolls and cuts it according to the size egg you have.  Postage cost about the same as the gasket.  You buy the Permatex "copper gasket" material at your car parts store!!
  • I roll bottom gasket only. Works like a champ.
    Keeping it Weird in the ATX
    2 Large BGE
    1 MiniMax BGE
    1 Karubecue C60 (aka-"The Dishwasher")
    More accessories than TFJ knows about and one more purchase from mandatory counciling
  • I've got the BGE brand Nomex gasket on bottom only. Much easier installation and It performs perfectly.

    exact same set up. no issues here
    Keeping it Weird in the ATX
    2 Large BGE
    1 MiniMax BGE
    1 Karubecue C60 (aka-"The Dishwasher")
    More accessories than TFJ knows about and one more purchase from mandatory counciling
  • carter422carter422 Posts: 58
    I took the upper Hi-que gasket off the dome.  The gasket material itself was in good shape seems like the adhesive failed.  Gonna clean it good and check gaps.  Also email the mothership about a replacement and sent Hi-que an email to.
  • ChokeOnSmokeChokeOnSmoke Posts: 1,866
    My original gasket didn't last three months on a large egg.  I went another six months, gasketless and i didn't like the fact that i couldn't maintain a "low and slow" below 250 degrees.  So i contacted RRP and ordered a rutland -- cheap and he had it delivered before i had a chance to pay him for it!  It was easy to install and is on the bottom only.  My low cooking temperatures returned and i was shocked at how much lump i was wasting during the shutdown process!!  I am happy with it and it's been there now, two+ years and provides a very good cushion when closing the dome..
    Couldn't agree more!  Got my Rutland from RRP and had the same problem with massive lump burning after shutdown.  The fact is, some have a better lid/base match than others.  In other words, little or no gaps.  Mine isn't great, but Rutland on the bottom only solves that.
    Packerland, Wisconsin

  • jlsmjlsm Posts: 930
    Bottom only on my mini. Don't do slow and low on it much, but I see no smoke leaks when I use wood. 
    *******
    Owner of a large and a beloved mini in Philadelphia
  • egger aveegger ave Posts: 705
    Botch said:
    I've got a Permatex "copper gasket" on the bottom only, works great.  
    Did this on my large and mini for about $8.00. It works
    1 Large BGE, 1 Mini BGE, 1 Minimax BGE, Original wife and 3 dogs living in the heart of BBQ country in Round Rock Texas. 

    "The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it."

    Albert Einstein
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