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Gaskets

Does anyone know if you can fit the Komado Joe gasket to the Egg? I know it's heresy but their gasket looks way better. Also where can you buy?
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  • I think the Rutland gasket is superior to anything else.  Use your search function as there is tons of info here on the subject.  If you decide you want a Rutland, pm @RRP.  Ron's a great guy and will hook you up.
    Flint, Michigan
  • I think a kamado joe gasket would work just fine.  At one time KJ was giving gaskets away free to owners of big green eggs.  They sent me a few and they looked just like the ones for BGE.  I never installed them however, and I am not sure where they are at this point.

    John - SLC, UT

    2 XLs, Large, Medium, MM, and Mini

  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,986
    I believe the Rutland may have asbestos in it. Be careful... And the direction to install is hard to find. 
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • John - SLC, UT

    2 XLs, Large, Medium, MM, and Mini

  • thetrimthetrim Posts: 6,511
    The media is blowing one right now.
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    XL 6/06, Mini 6/12, L 10/12, Mini #2 12/14 MiniMax 3/16
    Tampa Bay, FL
    EIB 6 Oct 95
  • RRPRRP Posts: 22,363
    There is no asbestos in the Rutland gasket - @henapple is just blowing smoke up your skirt! =)
    L, M, S, &  Mini
    And oh yes...also a 17" BlackStone gas fired griddle! 
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
    Re- gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time!
  • Mattman3969Mattman3969 Posts: 8,264
    But there is fiberglass 

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    2008 -Large BGE. 2013- Small BGE and 2015 - Mini. Henderson, Ky.
  • EGGjlmhEGGjlmh Posts: 665
    I have rutlands on all three of my eggs and very satisfied.  You will never need another gasket in your lifetime, also cheaper than BGE replacement

    1MBGE 2006, 1LBGE 2010, 1 Mini Max, Fathers Day 2015

  • RRPRRP Posts: 22,363
    But there is fiberglass 
    Yes there is! Just like that Fiberglass gasket around the oven doors that have been sold for years and years and years!
    L, M, S, &  Mini
    And oh yes...also a 17" BlackStone gas fired griddle! 
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
    Re- gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time!
  • henapple said:
    I believe the Rutland may have asbestos in it. Be careful... And the direction to install is hard to find. 
    What's the big deal about asbestos?  Heck, we have lead in the water around here.  Asbestos?  No big deal.

    Listen to Ron, and take what the redneck says with a grain of salt.

    I've had two rutlands on my XL.  The first base cracked and I just replaced it.  Me & Wilma installed the second rutland.  The first time three or four years ago was straight forward & easy.  This time my back was killing me.  It looks like it was installed by two monkeys fighting over a banana, but its on.  I haven't cooked on it yet, but I will on Friday.
    Flint, Michigan
  • HeavyGHeavyG Posts: 5,306
    RRP said:
    But there is fiberglass 
    Yes there is! Just like that Fiberglass gasket around the oven doors that have been sold for years and years and years!
    Do they still sell kitchen ovens with gaskets containing fiberglass? I know my almost 40 year old ovens have some sort of high temp rubber to seal the oven doors and never had any sort of fiberglass gasket.

    Camped out in the (757/804)
  • Hungry JoeHungry Joe Posts: 1,540
    Had a rutland gasket, it looked nothing like any oven gasket I ever saw. 
    I didn't dig the fiberglass fibers sticking out the way they did. The fibers are far more likely to break off and get in your food then the wire brushes people continually put down here.

  • Hungry JoeHungry Joe Posts: 1,540
    To answer the OP, are you asking about the new version ll gasket or the older one that looks like felt? Either way I believe the width is thicker on the KJ then the egg but I have nothing to back that up.
  • tml1230tml1230 Posts: 225
    To answer the OP, are you asking about the new version ll gasket or the older one that looks like felt? Either way I believe the width is thicker on the KJ then the egg but I have nothing to back that up.
    Amazing post
    Sarasota Fl. and  Lake Toxaway N.C. (and Novembers on the island of Kauai) (and April in France.... Don't hate on me for that)
    BGE  medium and minimax
    HOW  BOUT THEM GATORS !
  • RRPRRP Posts: 22,363
    Had a rutland gasket, it looked nothing like any oven gasket I ever saw. 
    I didn't dig the fiberglass fibers sticking out the way they did. The fibers are far more likely to break off and get in your food then the wire brushes people continually put down here.

    Fine. The Rutland may not be for everybody! As for the broken fibers or hairs as I call them I offer the very simple solution of merely hitting them with a butane lighter and they are gone! but to equate a tiny broken fiber or even fibers doing the same damage  as wires from grill brushes is silly! 
    L, M, S, &  Mini
    And oh yes...also a 17" BlackStone gas fired griddle! 
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
    Re- gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time!
  • Hungry JoeHungry Joe Posts: 1,540
    edited August 2017
    tml1230 said:
    To answer the OP, are you asking about the new version ll gasket or the older one that looks like felt? Either way I believe the width is thicker on the KJ then the egg but I have nothing to back that up.
    Amazing post

    I phrased it like that because another poster mentioned Kamado Joe gave away gaskets to BGE owners. I can in fact state the newer version ll gasket will not work on the BGE.

    I am amazing, sometimes. Thanks for the compliment.

    Hope your rutland works out for you.
  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 17,096
    I find the fibrous texture given off by my Rutland gasket to give a warm prickly feeling. :wink:
    Oh and make sure to follow the directions verbatim. Don't be preoccupied with anything else whilst installing. 




    LBGE 2013 & MM 2014
    Die Hard HUSKER & BRONCO FAN
    Flying Low & Slow in "Da Burg" FL
  • Hungry JoeHungry Joe Posts: 1,540
    edited August 2017
    I've seen at least two in the past two months on here that were mangled because of miss aligned hinges. Looked ugly to me.

    Though I'm sure there is an easy seven step fix.

  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 12,354
    RRP said:
    But there is fiberglass 
    Yes there is! Just like that Fiberglass gasket around the oven doors that have been sold for years and years and years!
    The stuff that's a health hazard?
    "If the world is something you accept rather than interpret, then you're susceptible to the influence of charismatic idiots." - NdGT

    "The truth is, these are not very bright guys, and things got out of hand." - DT


  • RRPRRP Posts: 22,363
    I've seen at least two in the past two months on here that were mangled because of miss aligned hinges. Looked ugly to me.

    Though I'm sure there is an easy seven step fix.

    No 7 step solution needed, but I've finally sensed your mission here tonight...why, though I don't know, but have your fun.
    L, M, S, &  Mini
    And oh yes...also a 17" BlackStone gas fired griddle! 
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
    Re- gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time!
  • EGGjlmhEGGjlmh Posts: 665
    RRP said:
    I've seen at least two in the past two months on here that were mangled because of miss aligned hinges. Looked ugly to me.

    Though I'm sure there is an easy seven step fix.

    No 7 step solution needed, but I've finally sensed your mission here tonight...why, though I don't know, but have your fun.

    I will never figure out why people intentionly want to be a DIIK on here, they think you are making millions off these???

    1MBGE 2006, 1LBGE 2010, 1 Mini Max, Fathers Day 2015

  • Mattman3969Mattman3969 Posts: 8,264
    RRP said:
    But there is fiberglass 
    Yes there is! Just like that Fiberglass gasket around the oven doors that have been sold for years and years and years!
    The stuff that's a health hazard?
    RRP said:
    But there is fiberglass 
    Yes there is! Just like that Fiberglass gasket around the oven doors that have been sold for years and years and years!
    The stuff that's a health hazard?
    And UnAmerican 

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    2008 -Large BGE. 2013- Small BGE and 2015 - Mini. Henderson, Ky.
  • EGGjlmhEGGjlmh Posts: 665
    Had a rutland gasket, it looked nothing like any oven gasket I ever saw. 
    I didn't dig the fiberglass fibers sticking out the way they did. The fibers are far more likely to break off and get in your food then the wire brushes people continually put down here.


    Why would you rub your food along your gasket when taking food on/off the egg?  I know, you will say that it will "break off the gasket" and float onto your food.......Not gonna happen

    1MBGE 2006, 1LBGE 2010, 1 Mini Max, Fathers Day 2015

  • Hungry JoeHungry Joe Posts: 1,540
    edited August 2017
    EGGjlmh said:
    Had a rutland gasket, it looked nothing like any oven gasket I ever saw. 
    I didn't dig the fiberglass fibers sticking out the way they did. The fibers are far more likely to break off and get in your food then the wire brushes people continually put down here.


    Why would you rub your food along your gasket when taking food on/off the egg?  I know, you will say that it will "break off the gasket" and float onto your food.......Not gonna happen
    I didn't like it, why would you care? 
    I'm not the one that said it was like an oven gasket. It's not.
    The seven step thing on the hinge was just a light hearted dig at some of the "simple" things Ron posts. I should have taken into account the fact he doesn't take joking around at his expense very well.

  • EGGjlmhEGGjlmh Posts: 665
    EGGjlmh said:
    Had a rutland gasket, it looked nothing like any oven gasket I ever saw. 
    I didn't dig the fiberglass fibers sticking out the way they did. The fibers are far more likely to break off and get in your food then the wire brushes people continually put down here.


    Why would you rub your food along your gasket when taking food on/off the egg?  I know, you will say that it will "break off the gasket" and float onto your food.......Not gonna happen
    I didn't like it, why would you care? 
    I'm not the one that said it was like an oven gasket. It's not.
    The seven step thing on the hinge was just a light hearted dig at some of the "simple" things Ron posts. I should have taken into account the fact he doesn't take joking around at his expense very well.


    You are right, sorry, I misread it......Just have to decide if I should peel my rutlands off, Thanks for clearing up for me.

    1MBGE 2006, 1LBGE 2010, 1 Mini Max, Fathers Day 2015

  • Hungry JoeHungry Joe Posts: 1,540
    edited August 2017
    Lots of folks love the rutland gasket. Use your own judgment. Most folks have no problems at all with it and would never go back.

    I did buy my son a Kamado Joe Classic ll and it has a fiberglass core gasket. I would use that in a second over the felt or the rutland but I doubt will ever come to the BGE. The difference is the fiberglass in surrounded by a woven material and contained. It looks 100x better then either. As a matter of fact, it looks like an oven gasket.
  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 17,013
    The Rutland is like a landfill or Flint water or bristle scraper.  Stay away!!  @RRP kindly sent me two a few years ago for my first two eggs that have yet to need the replacement.  Not sure they ever will.  If they do, I'm loaded to bear.
    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
  • EGGjlmhEGGjlmh Posts: 665
    Lots of folks love the rutland gasket. Use your own judgment. Most folks have no problems at all with it and would never go back.
    My point exactly.

    1MBGE 2006, 1LBGE 2010, 1 Mini Max, Fathers Day 2015

  • To answer some of the posts I was talking about the new Komado Joe gasket which looks like its real durable and builds a really good seal. Their gas lift deal looks good too. I love my BGE but they have fallen behind in my honest and English opinion.

    I have extensively researched the Rutland and was about to go that way. I am not distracted by all the asbestos/fibreglass stuff as I think you'd have to literally rub it into your food to be remotely exposed.

    Thank you for all the feedback.

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