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dollar bill trick when replacing the gasket

Ok,,when I close the lid with a bill on top of the gasket I cannot pull it out. I know then my seal is good. I have about a 6 inch section to the left of the handle that I can pull the bill out. Do I loosen the band and push down on the dome around this section or should I leave well enough alone since it is a small section about 6 inches
Jefferson .GA.  
Been egging since 1985 on a medium egg

Comments

  • You Americans are so cruel. Canadians don't have a dollar bill. We have Loonies and  Twonies and five dollar bills but there is no way we are wasting a fiver to check egg seals

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • LS please keep your Loonies and such to your self. We get that crap down here and it fouls up the system. Throws the little old McDonalds ladies into a tizzy!
    Southern Indiana
  • 4Runner4Runner Posts: 2,093
    Yes, loosen and try again. Don't sweat it though as you will be fine either way.
    Joe - I'm a reformed gasser-holic aka 4Runner Columbia, SC Wonderful BGE Resource Site: http://www.nakedwhiz.com/ceramicfaq.htm and http://www.nibblemethis.com/  and http://playingwithfireandsmoke.blogspot.com/2006/02/recipes.html
    What am I drinking now?   Woodford....neat
  • RRPRRP Posts: 16,111
    Personally I would not sweat 6" of not as tight. In time any leakage at that area will actually be filled with escaping creosote. OTOH if it really bugs you, just take a putty knife in that area and break the bond between the Rutland and the Permatex and spread more Permatex to build it up - just don't build it to high or the remainder won't set.
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
  • What's a gasket?
    Pasquali Luciano
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  • OK thanks, guess I will leave it alone and see if the creosote seals it up
    Jefferson .GA.  
    Been egging since 1985 on a medium egg
  • RRPRRP Posts: 16,111
    OK thanks, guess I will leave it alone and see if the creosote seals it up
    besides that this thing is called a smoker so if it leaks for a while then so what! BTW I tried to send you a PM but guess you didn't read it, heed it or whatever! I just might know what I'm talking about after having sold 961 Rutland gaskets during the last 11 years as a non-profit service to fellow eggers.
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
  • RRP said:
    OK thanks, guess I will leave it alone and see if the creosote seals it up
    besides that this thing is called a smoker so if it leaks for a while then so what! BTW I tried to send you a PM but guess you didn't read it, heed it or whatever! I just might know what I'm talking about after having sold 961 Rutland gaskets during the last 11 years as a non-profit service to fellow eggers.
    Nope never got a pm from you
    Jefferson .GA.  
    Been egging since 1985 on a medium egg
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