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Aftermarket gasket?

What has anyone used and had good success with for a good gasket?
Large, Medium, Mini, and Mini Max, a few too many accessories, 2 kids, 1 dog, and original wife.  Lover of winter, powdery snow, and lots of golf.  

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  • Flat rutland stove gaskets, adhered with permatex gasket adhesive (hi temp, automobile) have been used for years by many of us

    some people will advise against them

    up to you


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  • Thanks, what reason to advise against them? 
    Large, Medium, Mini, and Mini Max, a few too many accessories, 2 kids, 1 dog, and original wife.  Lover of winter, powdery snow, and lots of golf.  
  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 6,928
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
  • Re: safety

    http://www.nakedwhiz.com/gasketsafety/rutlandgasketsafety.htm

    And re: installation

    http://www.nakedwhiz.com/rutlandgasket/gasket.htm

    Don't bother with the rutland cement. Use the permatex

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  • Re: safety

    http://www.nakedwhiz.com/gasketsafety/rutlandgasketsafety.htm

    And re: installation

    http://www.nakedwhiz.com/rutlandgasket/gasket.htm

    Don't bother with the rutland cement. Use the permatex

    Good stuff!  Thanks. 
    Large, Medium, Mini, and Mini Max, a few too many accessories, 2 kids, 1 dog, and original wife.  Lover of winter, powdery snow, and lots of golf.  
  • Agree re: RRP, but this is also typically available at a hardware store pretty handily

    i'm a "I kinda want to do this now" DIYer
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  • DaveRichardsonDaveRichardson Posts: 2,324
    edited January 2016
    The DuPont nomex stuff is not food rated, either. I have the letter from DuPont that says so. 

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  • RRPRRP Posts: 24,151
    Agree re: RRP, but this is also typically available at a hardware store pretty handily


    True - in some parts of the country, but certainly not common every where.
    Re-gasketing America one yard at a time.
  • SGHSGH Posts: 28,110
    Thanks, what reason to advise against them? 
    The state of California discovered that the Rutland gasket along with everything else on the planet, may make you sick. 

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  • DMWDMW Posts: 13,817
    SGH said:
    Thanks, what reason to advise against them? 
    The state of California discovered that the Rutland gasket along with everything else on the planet, may make you sick. 
    I try not to cook food on my gasket.
    Morgantown, PA

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  • Yikes!  May stay with the BGE and just replace more often.  Easy to take off and apply. 
    Large, Medium, Mini, and Mini Max, a few too many accessories, 2 kids, 1 dog, and original wife.  Lover of winter, powdery snow, and lots of golf.  
  • SGHSGH Posts: 28,110
    Yikes!  May stay with the BGE and just replace more often.  Easy to take off and apply. 
    I was just being sarcastic to California saying everything is bad for you. I use and highly recommend a Rutland gasket. I use the Rutland on 2 BGE's and 3 cabinet/offset smokers. The Rutland is as good as it gets my friend. 

    Location- Just "this side" of Biloxi, Ms.

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  • Thanks for the clarity! 
    Large, Medium, Mini, and Mini Max, a few too many accessories, 2 kids, 1 dog, and original wife.  Lover of winter, powdery snow, and lots of golf.  
  • Do you have to take the top lid off to apply? 
    Large, Medium, Mini, and Mini Max, a few too many accessories, 2 kids, 1 dog, and original wife.  Lover of winter, powdery snow, and lots of golf.  
  • SGHSGH Posts: 28,110
    Do you have to take the top lid off to apply? 
    No sir, but it makes it much easier in my opinion if you remove the dome. Dome removal is very simple, thus I remove it. 

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  • blastingblasting Posts: 6,262
    PM RRP and get the info -

    This is one of those things not worth thinking about too much.  He will make it easy for you.

    Phoenix 
  • GaBGEGaBGE Posts: 556
    edited January 2016
    I ordered 4 Rutland gaskets from @RRP mid week last week. Received them on Saturday in the mail along with instructions on how to remove the old gasket and how to apply the new one. Very pleased with his service.
  • GaBGE said:
    I ordered 4 Rutland gaskets from @RRP mid week last week. Received them on Saturday in the mail along with instructions on how to remove the old gasket and how to apply the new one. Very plaesed with his service.
    Much appreciated! Love this forum. 
    Large, Medium, Mini, and Mini Max, a few too many accessories, 2 kids, 1 dog, and original wife.  Lover of winter, powdery snow, and lots of golf.  
  • MoscaMosca Posts: 452
     My original gasket lasted less than a year. I replaced it with a "nomex" gasket in '10 or '11 and it is still going well.
  • sloveladslovelad Posts: 1,742
    I got my gaskets from @RRP it's awesome. And looks good too. hete is a picture of it installed on my mini. Installation is easy. No need to remove dome


  • MikeeMikee Posts: 891

    I also got a Rutland gasket from Ron. Anyone buying the gasket should know that it is not proven to be food safe. It may be food safe or may be not. The safety factor is minimized by only placing the gasket on the lower shell of the egg. The gasket is thick enough that it is only needed on one surface.

    I had gaskets fail in the past and its normally is the upper gasket. The adhesive breaks down and gasket separates. Using a single gasket on the lower portion is the way to go. 

  • HeavyGHeavyG Posts: 7,956
    The DuPont nomex stuff is not food rated, either. I have the letter from DuPont that says so. 
    Which gaskets frequently used on kamados are specifically approved by the FDA/USDA/NSF/My Favorite Uncle for use near, on or in food????
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  • Mikee said:

    I also got a Rutland gasket from Ron. Anyone buying the gasket should know that it is not proven to be food safe. It may be food safe or may be not. The safety factor is minimized by only placing the gasket on the lower shell of the egg. The gasket is thick enough that it is only needed on one surface.

    I had gaskets fail in the past and its normally is the upper gasket. The adhesive breaks down and gasket separates. Using a single gasket on the lower portion is the way to go. 

    Come to think of it, I had one freeze up on my Medium this winter and it's the top one that failed. I imagine a Rutland wouldn't experience this.  
    Large, Medium, Mini, and Mini Max, a few too many accessories, 2 kids, 1 dog, and original wife.  Lover of winter, powdery snow, and lots of golf.  
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