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New rutland seal

tember2tember2 Posts: 4
edited 12:28AM in EggHead Forum
I have finally replaced the seal on my 10 year old large with a rutalnd Fiberglass style. Installation was a breeze and everything looks fine. Going to fire up the egg tonight to cook chicken etc.... any gotcha's that I need to be aware of before I fire it up?? It is only on the bottom and the top was completely cleaned of the old gasket material.

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  • highpresshighpress Posts: 694
    no, i can't think of any. I just did mine a couple months ago? i hit the gasket with a torch all the way around to burn off any loose fibers then did like a 350-400* burn for a couple hours just to kind of break it in. Other than that i didn't do anything special...
  • vidalia1vidalia1 Posts: 7,092
    Agreed... :)
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 12,867
    I waited 24 hrs. Don't know if that was necessary, but I had no problems.

    I hate it when I go to the kitchen for food and all I find are ingredients!

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    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

  • cookingdude555cookingdude555 Posts: 1,464
    Can you get the Rutland gasket at any hardware store? What should I be looking for (part #, etc.)? Thanks.

    John - SLC, UT

    2 XLs, Medium, MM, and Mini

  • cookingdude555cookingdude555 Posts: 1,464
    Is this it?:

    John - SLC, UT

    2 XLs, Medium, MM, and Mini

  • cookingdude555cookingdude555 Posts: 1,464
    nope, after further research, I found this on the naked whiz site.

    John - SLC, UT

    2 XLs, Medium, MM, and Mini

  • RRPRRP Posts: 21,917
    BINGO! Now read TNW site and you just might get some more clues!
    L, M, S, &  Mini
    And oh yes...also a 17" BlackStone gas fired griddle! 
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
    Re- gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time!
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 12,867
    Right. Tape not rope. Try to find the bulk spool so you can buy per foot. About 80¢ around here. You want to use Permatex UltraCopper as the adhesive (auto parts store or auto section of hardware store).

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    I hate it when I go to the kitchen for food and all I find are ingredients!

                                                                …Unknown

    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

  • tember2tember2 Posts: 4
    thanks for the help - gasket/rope is installed and it sealed up the egg like a drum. I have two eggs and this one has not been used for a number of months - could not believe how much moisture it had retained. Black goo everywhere, had to clean it off this morning. Glad I decided to go ahead and burn the charcoal out and let it purge itself.
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