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Replace Gasket?

GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,634

Do you think its time I replace my gasket? I seem to have a few small leaks.


Granted, I was using a pit controller and the fan was blowing away like crazy trying to bring the Egg up to temp. That might have had something to do with it. ;) I guess its time to quite being lazy and install that Rutland I bought.

Rowlett, Texas

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  • MrCookingNurseMrCookingNurse Posts: 4,628
    :-O WHOA!

    Had to do a double take, thought that was my egg


  • tazcrashtazcrash Posts: 1,852
    LOL, looks more like an incense burner. 

    Bx - > NJ ->TX!!! 
    All to get cheaper brisket! 
  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,634
    That would be my kind of incense @tazcrash. A sublt blend of mesquite, pecan and hickory guarunteed to make the mouths of bbq lovers water.

    Rowlett, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings


  • EddieK76EddieK76 Posts: 415
    I wonder if you didn't have the pit controller how much would leak out?
  • EddieK76EddieK76 Posts: 415
    Since it's not working overtime to get to a temp then.
  • Charlie tunaCharlie tuna Posts: 2,191
    This looks like mine before i installed the rutland, now it still leaks somewhat when my fan is functioning, but it cut my lump consumption down considerably..
  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,634
    @EddieK76 it really doesn't leak much when the fan isn't on. The fan is just driving air through it and kicking up lots of smoke. I'm not really worried about it, I just need to find a day to replace it. What is the sealant most people use? Perma something or other? Maybe I stop by VatoZone on the way home and get some.

    Rowlett, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings


  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,953
    Grif, I think you said in another thread that you got an unwanted temperature rise.  Since smoke comes out when the fan is on, do you think that, possibly, air is coming in at other times and fueling the fire with oxygen, causing the rise?


    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious

  • FockerFocker Posts: 7,509
    Permatex Ultra Copper, they will have it.
    Quad Cities
    "If yer gonna denigrate, familiarity with the subject is helpful."

  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,634

    That could be @Village_Idiot. It does seem to get hotter than what I set it at (usually 5 to 10 degrees). This time I completely unplugged the fan the last hour or so of the cook and it never cooled down. That being said, the dome temp was spot on at 250. I usually don't look at that, but Saturday I did.

    That what I thought it was @Focker.

    Rowlett, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings


  • cortguitarmancortguitarman Posts: 2,061
    I just put a rutland on mine last week. I used the permatex ultra copper. The install was easy. I used a paint stripping wheel for my my drill to remove the old adhesive and clean the rim of my egg. WAY easier than acetone.
    Mark Annville, PA
  • lakewadelakewade Posts: 382
    It's fine.  Gaskets and sealage are over-rated.  

    I feel a whole lot more like I do now than I did when I got here.
  • BOWHUNRBOWHUNR Posts: 1,482
    edited April 2013
    I have Rutland's on all four of mine and love them.  The last two I installed before I had even cooked on the eggs.  I know a lot of guys go without, but I like them for several reasons.  First and foremost they keep the smoke in and the air out.  Second, I like having the cushion there in case the dome is accidentally dropped, which I think we have all done at least once.  Third, I think it is much easier on your cables when using a Guru, Stoker, Maverick, etc. 

    My oldest Rutland is almost three years old and other than some pork juice stains it is as good as the day I installed it, surviving clean burns and many pizza cooks.  I too use the 3M paint stripper wheel on a drill to remove the old gasket and glue.  No need for acetone after you strip and it causes zero damage to the ceramic.

    I was at our local BBQ shop last week and they sell the Black Olive pellet feed kamado.  Black Olive has recently started installing Rutland's from the factory which BGE should have done years ago IMO.


    I'm ashamed what I did for a Klondike Bar!!

    Omaha, NE
  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 6,911
    Griffin, mine leaks like crazy too. Does yours have an underbite as well?
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
  • cortguitarmancortguitarman Posts: 2,061
    My buddy has a new egg and BGE finally started shipping them with a high temp gasket already installed. It'll be interesting to see how long his lasts. I was surprised yesterday after it rained. My rutland was soaking wet. The fabric absorbed lots of water. However, it did not get any of my lump wet.

    The lump savings alone is reason enough to put on a new gasket.
    Mark Annville, PA
  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,975
    I palm sanded mine and used 3m adhesive... 5 months and the nomex is going strong.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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