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@RRP has helped a lot of folks install a Rutland, wood stove gasket. If you want a "just about forever" solution, may be just what you need. There are some, like me, concerned about use of the Rutland near food. A Nomex gasket is also available, with self adhesive, foolproof (IMHO) installation. It is food safe. There is also Cotronics, food safe and lasts a long time, it also needs an additional adhesive. I think @stlcharcoal can help you with one of these. Like Doc says, some just forget about the gasket altogether. As you can see, other than everyone agrees the BGE OME sucks, there is no real concensus. Also check out the Naked Whiz site, he has a great summary of kamado gaskets.
The Cotronics 397 is rated to 1500F. It's woven ceramic, so just like the Egg, it doesn't burn, melt, char, etc.
With any of these fire proof gaskets, the glue is ultimately the weak point.
Nomex is fire resistant, but not fire proof. It doesn't melt, but it does char and break down with a flame & extreme heat.....especially if it soaks up grease, fuel, or something else that DOES burn.
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I have a Rutland from @RRP on my large.
Factory gasket on my mini is getting pretty beat; when it goes, I'll get a new Rutland from Ron for it.
I used the Permatex Ultra Copper itself as a gasket. Just apply a heavy double bead (I used one and a half tubes' worth) on the bottom bowl, cover with Saran Wrap, then carefully lower the lid. The weight of the lid squishes the material, making a form-fit seal with both bottom and top, and the Saran Wrap prevents glueing the top to the bottom. Let cure a couple days, remove the Wrap, and you're set. It is a bit uglier than the pre-made gaskets, if you care about that. I did a thread with pics when I did it but can't remember what I called it... :\"> I'm afraid to go completely gasket-less, as I'm clumsy and afraid I'll drop the lid or have a B. Flay moment; like to have the extra cushion there.