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  • RRP
    Did see my reply? If not here it is again:

    While we're on the topic. Why is the Rutland only used on one half of the egg? The BGE gasket is on both halves. The Rutland is the same thickness of one half of the 2 BGE gaskets once it is bunched. Why do we not put the Rutland on both halves?
    I feel only having it on one half contributes to the underbite situation.
    Having 2 BGE gaskets vs 1 Rutland gasket vs having NO gaskets contribute nothing to an overbite or underbite situation. Overbite/underbite is strictly a band adjustment issue.

    There are several reasons that I suggest that the Rutland gasket only be applied to the base and not to the dome, though some people here disagree which is fine!

    First is a matter of ease since gravity will make it easy to position the gasket into the adhesive, whereas without removing the dome from the band it would be difficult to apply to the dome.

    Secondly, if you do remove the dome many people have trouble repositioning it in the band and messing with the tightening and adjustments necessary.

    Thirdly, if the gasket were to start to fail then being on the bottom only there is far better chance that you will notice the deterioration every time you raised your dome – whereas if it were applied to the dome, you would not be so apt to notice the problem until it had gotten much worst.

    BTW as for the fibers breaking on a flat braided gasket that has been properly attached I personally don’t think it will happen. As your gasket ages it becomes more solid due to the creosote in smoke, plus grease, charcoal dust that will settle and possible spills!

    And one more reason from @Ozzie_Isaac  is: I would add the gasket on the bottom edge protects the egg from tools and other things that invariably hit the edge.

    L, M, S, Mini
    Dunlap, IL
    August 1
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