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Another gasket question

tbk420tbk420 Posts: 70
edited April 2012 in EggHead Forum
Mine is fried, and in need of replacement.  There is a large camp that does not even use a gasket, but I'd like a bit of cushion in case the top slips out of my hand or something.

Question is this:  I really do not want to remove bands or disassemble to do this, so I was planning to just replace the bottom gasket, and leave the top without.  Since many folks run without any at all, my hope is that it makes little difference.



  • I don't take my dome off to replace gaskets. You can easily do top and bottom without removing if you want.
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  • Mighty_QuinnMighty_Quinn Posts: 1,878
    I use Rutland....bottom only. Rutland is a thicker gasket material so really only doing one side is possible

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  • tbk420tbk420 Posts: 70
    Thanks to both of you - sounds like I'm going to be good either way!
  • ChokeOnSmokeChokeOnSmoke Posts: 1,914
    edited April 2012
    If you going to do a Rutland, ONLY do the top or bottom, not both.  A Rutland is at least twice as thick as the original gasket and the Nomex replacement gaskets.
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  • tazcrashtazcrash Posts: 1,852
    edited April 2012
    I have a nonexistent waiting for the stock to go, but I know ill be trying a few low and slows first
    Bx - > NJ ->TX!!! 
    All to get cheaper brisket! 
  • tbk420tbk420 Posts: 70
    Thanks, folks.  Good to know that I'm on the right track.
  • tazcrashtazcrash Posts: 1,852
    I have a nonexistent waiting for the stock to go, but I know ill be trying a few low and slows first
    Nonexistent? Stupid phone. Nomex
    Bx - > NJ ->TX!!! 
    All to get cheaper brisket! 
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