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Rutland Question

bud812bud812 Posts: 994

When you install the Rutland gasket do you guys leave the dome open till the RTV sets? I'm thinkin (that's bad for me to try) that if you close the dome that it will want to slide the gasket.  

Thanks.

 

Large & Small BGE

Stockton Ca.

Comments

  • BOWHUNRBOWHUNR Posts: 1,373
    You have to remove the dome and the bands to strip the old gaskets and install the Rutland.  I let it set for a minimum of 24 hours (depending on temp) before re-installing the dome.

    Mike

    I'm ashamed what I did for a Klondike Bar!!

    Omaha, NE
  • Charlie tunaCharlie tuna Posts: 2,191
    I installed my rutland gasket two years ago and did not have to remove the dome.  As long as you can COMPLETLEY clean the surface, there is room to apply the Copper Permatex you should have no problem.  Mine is on the bottom.  This is a good time to check proper closing clearences between the dome and the bottom surface of your egg.  You don't want that area back near the hinge to hit the new gasket first, because it will eventually grind or rub it's way thru the new gasket.  And this is common anytime the bands move, and they will loosen up as the egg gets hot, then cold!!  Check the closing sequence from the side of your egg to determine that the two surfaces are hitting at the same time...  It not you might have to loosen the bands and raise of lower each piece before re-tightening..
  • bud812bud812 Posts: 994
    I installed my rutland gasket two years ago and did not have to remove the dome.  As long as you can COMPLETLEY clean the surface, there is room to apply the Copper Permatex you should have no problem.  Mine is on the bottom.  This is a good time to check proper closing clearences between the dome and the bottom surface of your egg.  You don't want that area back near the hinge to hit the new gasket first, because it will eventually grind or rub it's way thru the new gasket.  And this is common anytime the bands move, and they will loosen up as the egg gets hot, then cold!!  Check the closing sequence from the side of your egg to determine that the two surfaces are hitting at the same time...  It not you might have to loosen the bands and raise of lower each piece before re-tightening..
    I'm not planning on removing the dome. Thanks for the tip on checking sequence from the side. I will let it sit for a day or two before I close the dome & go from there. Still got the small to cook on for the weekend.

    Large & Small BGE

    Stockton Ca.

  • Black_BadgerBlack_Badger Posts: 775
    Hey @bud812 where did you get the rutland? From the guy on the other thread? Thinking it might be time for a new XL gasket. 

    B_B
    Badger at heart, living in SoCal

    Carlsbad, CA
  • cazzycazzy Posts: 5,094

    Hey @bud812 where did you get the rutland? From the guy on the other thread? Thinking it might be time for a new XL gasket. 


    B_B
    Don't know about the other guy, but you can get them for $9.99 shipped on Amazon.

  • carter422carter422 Posts: 58
    I bought mine from RRP on the other forum. Good guy and fellow egger. Between gasket , copper sealer, and the 3m brush less than $25. Follwed the directions on the Naked whiz size worked like a charm.
  • ChokeOnSmokeChokeOnSmoke Posts: 1,672
    edited May 2013
    bud812 said:

     do you guys leave the dome open till the RTV sets?  

    What is RTV?
    I have an XL, so removing the dome is simple and the way to go as it's so much easier to clean the lid rim when it's off. Hear it's harder with other sizes.
    I waited 2 hours after I applied the gasket and then gently laid the lid back on to cure for the night.  Reattached and tightened everything the next day.  Worked well.
    Got my Rutland from RRP, the only way to go if you have an XL.  The kits you can buy at hardware stores and online aren't long enough for an XL.
    Packerland, Wisconsin

  • dpittarddpittard Posts: 126
    @ChokeOnSmoke This is RTV:  http://amzn.com/B0002UEN1A

    It is a high-temp silicon sealant that is "normally" used on engines.

    LBGE with a massive wish list
    Athens, Ga.
  • ChokeOnSmokeChokeOnSmoke Posts: 1,672
    edited May 2013
    dpittard said:
    @ChokeOnSmoke This is RTV:  http://amzn.com/B0002UEN1A

    It is a high-temp silicon sealant that is "normally" used on engines.
    Ah.  Ok.  I'm no expert, but from my experience and reading tons of posts over the years, I'd spring for a $6 tube of Permatex Ultra Copper.  It's proven.
    Packerland, Wisconsin

  • cazzycazzy Posts: 5,094


    dpittard said:

    @ChokeOnSmoke This is RTV:  http://amzn.com/B0002UEN1A

    It is a high-temp silicon sealant that is "normally" used on engines.

    Ah.  Ok.  I'm no expert, but from my experience and reading tons of posts over the years, I'd spring for a $6 tube of Permatex Ultra Copper.  It's proven.

    They're both RTV.

    RTV is Room Temperature Vulcanizing silicone.

    Look at the label on Ultra Copper and you will see the acronym RTV too.
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    I do agree with you though, Ultra Copper is the way to go. I have two tubes of it for my large and small. Prolly too much but 3oz didn't seem like much when I bought it the other day. Lol

  • ChokeOnSmokeChokeOnSmoke Posts: 1,672
    cazzy said:
    They're both RTV. RTV is Room Temperature Vulcanizing silicone.  
    RTV, got it.
    Packerland, Wisconsin

  • AviatorAviator Posts: 1,429
    And RTVs do not have to sit all day long or two days or a week to cure. They do their biz very soon. No need to remove the dome and the drama. Seriously, this is what is used for gaskets in cars, airplanes in the engine. There is no real cure time there.

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