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  • RichH
    Ron,
    I hear nothing but great things about the Rutland gasket. Could I get one for a Large Egg?

    Rich Hermes
    3725 26th Ave N
    Saint Petersburg, FL 33715

    [email protected]
    July 8
    • RichH
      RichH
      Oops, CORRECTION, Zip Code is 33713
    • RRP
      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 4,326 gaskets to people in all 50 states plus 10 foreign countries!

      I purchase nearly 500 feet of the gasket material at a time. That way I can send the length needed for each size egg PLUS my detailed instructions for their application!

      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 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 16 years old, but your use may be different. The probable explanation is that the Rutland gasket withstands over 1,000º which is far above any temperature that a BGE is even capable of producing from the firebox to the gasket level!

      Since the Rutland will go on the bottom ONLY you will need 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 from your band, 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 "8 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

      If you were wondering about the difficultly…it REALLY isn’t that hard to do when you follow my instructions. The youngest egger applying a Rutland that I have heard back from was a 13 year old boy and the oldest was a 92 year old great grandmother!

      The total cost for ONE gasket sent to an address in the USA is $11 for a Large. I also will send a detailed, WRITTEN 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 economically ship up to 4 gaskets for incrementally a lesser cost of postage than just one so the individual gasket price goes down considerably! Just ask me for a quote. Quantities larger than 4 gaskets will be priced with postage at actual!

      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 my price is acceptable to you just say so and it will ship tomorrow. 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 want to use PayPal I will give you my preferred manner for that method. It’s just that easy and I NEVER ask anyone to pay me before I have shipped!


      Waiting to hear back from you…

      Ron aka RRP
    • RRP
      RRP
      As promised your L Rutland gasket and instructions shipped today. Please remit $11 payable to me at:

      Ron Pratt
      314 W Woodridge Drive
      Dunlap, IL 61525

      Or if you prefer to use PayPal for your convenience then I’d appreciate your paying the fee UNLESS you select the FREE “Friends and Family” option as explained below - otherwise I lose money providing this service! My account there is the same as my email address of: [email protected]

      Here is PayPal’s exact policy in case you are not familiar with it:

      Sending money to “Friends and Family”
      When you send money to friends and family using your PayPal balance or your bank account, we waive all fees, so we always show you these payment options first, if available, even if you have a set a preferred payment method for your online purchases. Remember, you always have the choice to select any payment method in your account by clicking the “Change” link on the Send Money page. We will always show you if there is a fee and how much the fee is before you send money.
      Thank you! Ron
    • RichH
      RichH
      Ron,
      I just sent payment via paypal. You should see it in your paypal account now. Let me know if you don't.

      Thanks again!!
    • RRP
      RRP
      Yes I got it and I thank you!
  • ssm1nnow
    Hi Ron,
     
     I would like to purchase a Rutland gasket for my large BGE.( purchased in 2011)

     My email is : [email protected]

    Mailing address is:

    Craig Jones
    26 Lagrange Rd
    Campbell Hall, NY 10916

     Thanks
     Craig
    July 11
    • RRP
      RRP
      Long reply sent to your email account so I'm just waiting to get the OK from you!
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  • Apple Jack Pork Loin Recipe

    1/2 cup Jack Daniels
    1/2 cup apple cider
    1/4 cup apple butter
    1 teaspoon garlic powder
    1 tablespoon garlic powder
    1-1 1/2 lb. pork loin
    apple wood chips
    July 11
  • texaswig
    I want the amazing smoker if it's not spoken for.  
    July 11
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  • Plan to throw down my first skirt steak this weeken. Any tips or advice would be appreciated as to heat, time and smoke or no smoke. (Heard both in other areas
    July 9
  • So far so good. You will lose some vent presure from the bad seals but I suspect you have an evap/heater case flap door malfuntion. How are the doors moved? Electric or vacume?
    July 8
    • alaskanassasin
      alaskanassasin
      Electric and they all seem to work fine. With the box buttoned back up I could almost float my ball cap on the blower output
    • frazzdaddy
      frazzdaddy
      ok, back at work with lots of resources including two Dodge stores. Got this in some of my reading and it is similar to my thought process from the other night. Also make sure your HVAC fresh air filter is clear. Blend air doors are notorious for these issues on most car lines. Let me know where you are on this.

      Ted


      A common problem for the Dodge Ram pick up truck is to have low airflow even though the blower fan can be heard loud and strong. Usually the problem is because of a broken fresh air door – AKA recirculate door. The fresh air door is located behind the glove box area. What can happen is the door can break and fall down covering the blower fan, essentially sealing off all air-flow. That’s why the blower can sound normal on all speeds, but little air can be felt from the vents. The broken door below shows the point at which the break is common.
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  • I am not impressed with my BGE.  My wife bought it for me this May and I have had a hard time getting the hardwood lit, and the temperature up to the correct level.  I have followed all the directions, but it seems like moe work than it is worth.  NOT IMPRESSED WITH BGE.  Let me know if you can help, as i will  go back to Char Broil and other grill thant I can rely upon to cook properly
    July 8
  • RalphieBoy
    Please
    July 8
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  • Let me do some research. Can I get make and model?
    July 8
  • alaskanassasin
    Hey! Thanks for the offer!  I will dive right in.  It is a 2006 Dodge Ram and I am not getting very much airflow out of the vents.  I thought the evaporator core was plugged restricting airflow, so I took it all apart and the evaporator core was really not that bad, not stopped up bad... (after struggling with removing ac lines) I replaced it anyway. Put it all back together, went through the different modes before replacing dash everything looks good blowing strong.

     Dash back in and same thing, weak airflow through vents( fans blowing like hell but not much flow) 
     The only thing I noticed was the the foam that seals (air handler? Black box) to the actual dash vents was corroded and disintegrating.  
      The only thing I know left to do is take the (partially installed) dash back out and replace the foam that seals it to the vents.
     Am I on the right track?  =)

     thanks for your input
     Andrew 
    July 8
  • bucky925
    Any help would be great !  I am in Salisbuy NC.   I can't get my local Ace Hardware to carry Rockwood .  They will only carry BGE lump, so I have to order online. 
    July 8
  • I have a XXL egg with nest & plate setter. Egg is brand new, never used. I purchased to build into outdoor kitchen, however it is to big for what I need. I need to get an XL instead.

    Asking $2,600 comes with everything. Egg has not been registered yet
    July 8
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  • johnnyringo
    I think I need to replace the gasket on my large BGE.The last few cooks, I could not get the temp up to 300 after hours of trying.  I have developed a gap in the the rear of the dome that I can easily slip a butter knife in. Gap goes about 1/3 of the way around. The gasket is not dirty or loose.

    Your input/suggestions appreciated.  Jay
    July 6
    • RRP
      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 4,322 gaskets to people in all 50 states plus 10 foreign countries!

      I purchase nearly 500 feet of the gasket material at a time. That way I can send the length needed for each size egg PLUS my detailed instructions for their application!

      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 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 16 years old, but your use may be different. The probable explanation is that the Rutland gasket withstands over 1,000º which is far above any temperature that a BGE is even capable of producing from the firebox to the gasket level!

      Since the Rutland will go on the bottom ONLY you will need 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 from your band, 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 "8 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

      If you were wondering about the difficultly…it REALLY isn’t that hard to do when you follow my instructions. The youngest egger applying a Rutland that I have heard back from was a 13 year old boy and the oldest was a 92 year old great grandmother!

      The total cost for ONE gasket sent to an address in the USA is $11. I also will send a detailed, WRITTEN 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 economically ship up to 4 gaskets for incrementally a lesser cost of postage than just one so the individual gasket price goes down considerably! Just ask me for a quote. Quantities larger than 4 gaskets will be priced with postage at actual!

      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
      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 want to use PayPal I will give you my preferred manner for that method. It’s just that easy and I NEVER ask anyone to pay me before I have shipped!

      If you prefer not to post your address here then send it to my email address of: [email protected]

      Waiting to hear back from you…

      Ron aka RRP
    • RRP
      RRP
      I never heard back from you after replying to your inquiry about purchasing a Rutland gasket from me. Was there something in my reply that concerned you which I could explain better?

      This Rutland gasket which I have been providing for 16 years now is a FAR CHEAPER alternative to the frequent replacement of the inferior and expensive peel and stick replacements that BGE® and others sell. It may sound like it is a little more difficult to apply, BUT when you follow my detailed instructions I send along it is easy to do and should last you for YEARS! Like I said…the Rutland withstands over 1,000º which is FAR higher than what a BGE is even capable of reaching at the gasket height!

      Whether I sell you NO gaskets or TEN gaskets really makes no difference to me as it’s just a service I provide to my fellow eggers - not a business venture.

      Don’t worry…if I don’t hear back from you this time I will not bother you again!
  • Richard Fl
    Seagrape is a plant with berries used to preserve erosion along the sea dunes and therefore is not allowed to be cut/harvested HOWEVER after a few hurricanes last year many large plants were knocked down and therefore we cut some due to hurricane clean up.
    July 7
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