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Re-gasketing tips?

Prof DanProf Dan Posts: 339
edited 11:52PM in EggHead Forum
The day after The Feast, I am replacing my felt gasket -- I am guessing I will have to take the dome off and remove the old gasket on the top, as well as the bottom, right? I wish I did not have to -- the alignment is great, and I bet I bent the band bolts [overtightening] when I assembled the Egg the first time. Oh, well.[p]Also, what is the best way to clean off the old gasket and the grease and junk on the rim? [p]Thanks, and Happy Thanksgiving!!
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  • Prof Dan,
    This should take care of you

    [ul][li]http://www.nakedwhiz.com/ceramicfaq.htm#gasketleak[/ul]
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  • egretegret Posts: 4,031
    Prof Dan,
    Assuming you're not trying to do this on the XL, loosen the band on the top and remove the lid. Let the band open up, as in the lid open position, so you can have better access to the bottom gasket. Scrape the bottom gasket off with a putty knife or wood chisel. Clean as well as you can with alcohol (denatured, or rubbing) and remove as much as the old adhesive as you can by scraping and rubbing with the chisel and paper towels. Place the lid on the base in the inverted position and repeat the above instructions for removing the base gasket. Cut the new (replacement) gasket in two equal halves and apply one half to the lid, remove the lid and set aside. Apply the other half of the gasket to the base. Put the top band in the closed position at this point being very careful to apply the pressure on the hinge only and NOT on the band itself else it may bend. Put the lid in place, adjust the bands as you did in the original assembly, and tighten the band bolts. Don't cook on it for 24 hours minimum and you're good to go......

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  • Prof DanProf Dan Posts: 339
    egret,[p]Thanks! Very detailed -- I really like the tip about putting the top upside down into the bottom. I might have figured it out for myself, but I doubt it.

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