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  • Wayne357
    Thanks for the advice!!
    March 17
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  • EggObsessed
    Hey, just in case you know anyone wanting to move near you (actually, in The Hills of Lakeway), my dad and stepmother's estate (us kids!) are selling their house.  Here's a link to it:  http://www.austinhomesearch.com/homes-for-sale/35-Stillmeadow-Dr-The-Hills-TX-78738-196896524  Just thought I'd throw it out there!
    March 16
  • RRP

    Thank you for your inquiry! Please read the following as it covers things you need to know before proceeding such as an important part of the installation process PLUS what to expect from me. Then - if you wish to proceed simply follow the rest of my ordering directions at the end.


    Since 2002 I have sold Rutland gaskets as a service to fellow eggers. I have now supplied over 3,200 gaskets to people in all 50 states plus 10 foreign countries!

     

    I purchase the gasket material on reels which have 157 feet. That way I can send the length needed for each size egg and my detailed instructions for the application. For instance you need one continuous piece 9 feet long for an XL.


    You apply the gasket using an automotive product called Permatex Ultra Copper – which I do NOT supply. Every automotive supply chain store in the USA (AutoZone, NAPA, Pep Boys, O’Reilly) carries the Permatex and it runs about $7 for one tube which is more than enough for one gasket. Even Amazon carries it. Permatex is a high temperature silicone gasket maker which acts as an adhesive to bond the Rutland to your cooker’s ceramic edge. Years later if you wish to remove it, it will come off.


    Frequently eggers will ask me how long does a Rutland gasket last? I reply that I honestly don’t know! The Rutland on my Large egg that gets regular use is now 14 years old and other than being darker from years of charcoal dust settling on it it nearly looks and performs as good as when it was new. The probable explanation is that the Rutland gasket withstands 2,200 degrees which is far above any temperature that a BGE is even capable of producing at the gasket level!


    It is best to remove both the OLD dome and base gaskets and I cover that process in my instructions. It is not necessary to remove the dome itself but some people find it easier if removed. Suit yourself! 


    The application process of a Rutland is one I call “bunching” whereby you compress or "bunch" the gasket back into itself thus making it both thicker and wider than the 5/8" so as to cover your entire edge. In doing so you  apply the Rutland on ONE side only - not both and my recommendation is it is applied only to the base, not the dome.


    “Bunching” (compressing) it is really simple.


    The gasket has a natural “cup” or curvature to it so starting with that cup side down lay the gasket like this with your fingers on it:

    http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Ronald44/media/Gasket%20pix/IMG_3613_zps324d4ba6.jpg.html

     

    Now slide your fingers together while pressing down:

    http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Ronald44/media/Gasket%20pix/IMG_3614_zpsf2e3d754.jpg.html

     

    See how the gasket is now wider and thicker? That is “bunching” and you’ll get very good at it very quickly.

    http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Ronald44/media/Gasket%20pix/IMG_3612_zps466a1547.jpg.html

     

    I recommend you bunch at least 6" or more ahead of ever pushing the gasket into the bed of adhesive. You want the Permatex to bite and grab right from the start with very limited moving other than to align it with the curvature of the egg's base. When properly laid your finished gasket will look like this.

    http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Ronald44/media/Gasket%20pix/IMG_0383.jpg.html

     

    The total cost for ONE gasket sent to an address in the USA is $11 for a Large or $13 for an XL.  I also will send a detailed set of instructions for removal of the old gasket and installation of your new Rutland. 


    BTW do you have a buddy or relative who might want a Rutland as well? I can ship 4 gaskets for essentially the same cost of postage as just one so the individual gasket price goes down considerably. Just ask me for a quote.


    One point of clarification…I just want to make sure you understand that when you apply the Rutland gasket according to my detailed instructions then it is both wider and thicker meaning that only 1 Rutland gasket is needed PER egg - NOT 2. In fact I don’t even recommend putting two Rutlands on a single egg!


    If you live in the US and If my price is acceptable to you just give me your size egg, your name and mailing address and it will ship! After I have confirmed the package has been shipped I will give you my address so your check and the package can cross in the mail or if you prefer to use PayPal I will give you my preferred manner for that method. It’s just that easy as I NEVER ask anyone to pay me before I have shipped!


    BTW if you merely reply to the email you get from this forum it will not be forwarded to me - so please reply with your name and address to me at: ron.pat@comcast.net


    Waiting to hear back from you…


    Ron aka RRP


    March 16
  • Welcome Aboard!
    March 16
  • RRP

    Thank you for your inquiry! Please read the following as it covers things you need to know before proceeding such as an important part of the installation process PLUS what to expect from me. Then - if you wish to proceed simply follow the rest of my ordering directions at the end.


    Since 2002 I have sold Rutland gaskets as a service to fellow eggers. I have now supplied over 3,200 gaskets to people in all 50 states plus 10 foreign countries!

     

    I purchase the gasket material on reels which have 157 feet. That way I can send the length needed for each size egg and my detailed instructions for the application. For instance you need one continuous piece 9 feet long for an XL.


    You apply the gasket using an automotive product called Permatex Ultra Copper – which I do NOT supply. Every automotive supply chain store in the USA (AutoZone, NAPA, Pep Boys, O’Reilly) carries the Permatex and it runs about $7 for one tube which is more than enough for one gasket. Even Amazon carries it. Permatex is a high temperature silicone gasket maker which acts as an adhesive to bond the Rutland to your cooker’s ceramic edge. Years later if you wish to remove it, it will come off.


    Frequently eggers will ask me how long does a Rutland gasket last? I reply that I honestly don’t know! The Rutland on my Large egg that gets regular use is now 14 years old and other than being darker from years of charcoal dust settling on it it nearly looks and performs as good as when it was new. The probable explanation is that the Rutland gasket withstands 2,200 degrees which is far above any temperature that a BGE is even capable of producing at the gasket level!


    It is best to remove both the OLD dome and base gaskets and I cover that process in my instructions. It is not necessary to remove the dome itself but some people find it easier if removed. Suit yourself! 


    The application process of a Rutland is one I call “bunching” whereby you compress or "bunch" the gasket back into itself thus making it both thicker and wider than the 5/8" so as to cover your entire edge. In doing so you  apply the Rutland on ONE side only - not both and my recommendation is it is applied only to the base, not the dome.


    “Bunching” (compressing) it is really simple.


    The gasket has a natural “cup” or curvature to it so starting with that cup side down lay the gasket like this with your fingers on it:

    http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Ronald44/media/Gasket%20pix/IMG_3613_zps324d4ba6.jpg.html

     

    Now slide your fingers together while pressing down:

    http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Ronald44/media/Gasket%20pix/IMG_3614_zpsf2e3d754.jpg.html

     

    See how the gasket is now wider and thicker? That is “bunching” and you’ll get very good at it very quickly.

    http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Ronald44/media/Gasket%20pix/IMG_3612_zps466a1547.jpg.html

     

    I recommend you bunch at least 6" or more ahead of ever pushing the gasket into the bed of adhesive. You want the Permatex to bite and grab right from the start with very limited moving other than to align it with the curvature of the egg's base. When properly laid your finished gasket will look like this.

    http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Ronald44/media/Gasket%20pix/IMG_0383.jpg.html

     

    The total cost for ONE gasket sent to an address in the USA is $11 for a Large or $13 for an XL.  I also will send a detailed set of instructions for removal of the old gasket and installation of your new Rutland. 


    BTW do you have a buddy or relative who might want a Rutland as well? I can ship 4 gaskets for essentially the same cost of postage as just one so the individual gasket price goes down considerably. Just ask me for a quote.


    One point of clarification…I just want to make sure you understand that when you apply the Rutland gasket according to my detailed instructions then it is both wider and thicker meaning that only 1 Rutland gasket is needed PER egg - NOT 2. In fact I don’t even recommend putting two Rutlands on a single egg!


    If you live in the US and If my price is acceptable to you just give me your size egg, your name and mailing address and it will ship! After I have confirmed the package has been shipped I will give you my address so your check and the package can cross in the mail or if you prefer to use PayPal I will give you my preferred manner for that method. It’s just that easy as I NEVER ask anyone to pay me before I have shipped!


    BTW if you merely reply to the email you get from this forum it will not be forwarded to me - so please reply with your name and address to me at: ron.pat@comcast.net


    Waiting to hear back from you…


    Ron aka RRP


    March 16
  • Luvs to shoot clay
    Hey Leroy! I am back on the forum. Was thinking about another egg and asked a question about the XXL and go a lot of feedback from the eggheads. Great ideas like buying 2 or 3 large compared to one XXL but the one that hooked me since I am mounting it on a trailer was to get a Stump's Smoker. I ordered it Monday and it will be in Houston by the middle of April.
    March 16
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  • RRP
    Hello...just curious why you slammed me with an OffTopic vote on my question about dill pickles? Did my question upset you? By the number of helpful responses it appears that MANY MANY other eggers liked my post - but you didn't. Was your slam against my reputation a mistake which could be easily reversed by going back to it and clicking on your slam again? If so it would appreciate it. Ron
    March 16
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  • B747crew
    I'd like to ask a question..... I gather you've done a brisket on a Medium BGE ?? Can it be done successfully and if so how should I do it.. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
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  • You should grab it. You can always go bigger or smaller. I added a MiniMax to my medium for searing and week night cooks. You will find very few times that you will say you wish you had a larger one. It might happen.......but I would grab the medium and be happy with that in a skinny minute.
    March 15
  • B747crew
    Thanks for your feedback... reason I am asking about the Medium BGE is that I have one that is available a little over a year old and in perfect shape with every ( and I mean EVERY ) option including pizza stone, electric starter,BGE cookbook, stainless cap, side work shelves etc for $450 I think its a deal
    March 15
  • RRP
    I see you slammed me with a Disagree for my statement last night about a BOOS table. Seeing it was just my opinion which I assume I'm still allowed to have then why was that worth a slam vote?
    March 15
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    March 14
  • RRP
    Really, man? You slam me as off topic for my own post? It was meant to be a joke about spring coming after winter. GEEEZ!
    March 14
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  • Luvs to shoot clay

    Thanks Coul, that is smart!


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  • RRP
    BTW - thank you for knowing the term for a nut and bolt! I cringe when I read posts by males calling a bolt a screw and also not having a clue what a nut is! Some call it that thing at the end of the screw! Granted I'm an old fart but this stupidity drives me crazy!
    March 13
  • Wolfie51sb
    Thanks again for all of your tips about San Diego. I know one night we'll be in the mood for pizza. What local, family-owned places would you recommend?

    Thanks, Rob
    March 12
    • the_crease
      the_crease
      no worries. Filippis (Little Italy location only), Pizza Port in Solana Beach, and Pizza Luigi's in North Park are my favorites. Can't go wrong with either of these.
  • I have two large green eggs in my outdoor kitchen and now I am thinking I want a XXL mounted on a trailer. Has there been much trouble with the XXL's or are they as good as the large? Wondering about all that weight on the hinges. Are the hinges holding up? Been a long time since I have been on the forum and hope everyone is doing well.
    March 12
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  • I have the XL Egg.  I've been smoking meat on a Weber Smokey Mountain for a couple of years and have gotten comfortable with the basics - brisket, ribs, chicken, and turkey on that cooker.  I received this Egg as a gift from my father-in-law a couple of weeks ago.  Looking forward to learning how use it to its full potential!
    March 11
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