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Urgent Gasket issue - Rutland Install with little cure time

HofstraJetHofstraJet Posts: 1,137
edited October 2019 in EggHead Forum
Been away from the forum (and, sadly, my eggs) for a while but getting back into the swing of things. When I first opened them this evening, found the gasket in bad shape so I figured it was finally time to install the Rutland  (ordered them from @RRP  a long time ago but never installed).

Cleaned away the old and was about to install the new when I saw the 24 hour cure period in the instructions. :open_mouth:

I'm having company over tomorrow and need to cook! Ugh!

Thoughts on how to handle? What happens if I don't allow the cure period? Should I head to my dealer and get a regular gasket in the morning?

Thanks!
Two Large Eggs, 36" Blackstone, 6 gal Cajun Fryer, and a MiniMax in SE Florida - My New Table
Twitter: @ Bags
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Comments

  • maybe try not having a gasket for tomorrows cook
    Lrg 2008
    Mini 2009
  • Mattman3969Mattman3969 Posts: 9,652
    edited October 2019
    I would roll no gasket and just be careful when closing the dome and don’t let it slam because it will be ceramic to ceramic if you don’t have any gasket material left.   

    There are several here that run gasket free 

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    2008 -Large BGE. 2013- Small BGE and 2015 - Mini. Henderson, Ky.
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 21,332
    Go with what you need to do, give it the best cure possible and if an issue after that then order another from @RRP.  You will be well ahead with the Rutland even if it takes a "do-over".  Easy to write as it is not my time being consumed here.  But I suspect you will be just fine...
    Louisville; "indeterminate Jim" here; L&S BGE's, PBC, Lang 36; burnin wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer!
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 21,332
    And should you go nekked with the gasket you can use HDAF on the base (layers if required) to deal with any major air-gaps to get thru the near-term cooks and manage the cook temp.  FWIW-
    Louisville; "indeterminate Jim" here; L&S BGE's, PBC, Lang 36; burnin wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer!
  • RRPRRP Posts: 23,169
    We have been gone tonight and just got home! You have already been given good advice - go without a gasket until you have time to install it properly! Permatex needs the 24 hours to cure. It is a chemical cure - NOT a heat cure.
    Re-gasketing America one yard at a time.
  • HofstraJetHofstraJet Posts: 1,137
    Thanks, everyone. Gonna run naked and see what happens. Cheating and using a flameboss so that should help things run smoothly.  Will report back.
    Two Large Eggs, 36" Blackstone, 6 gal Cajun Fryer, and a MiniMax in SE Florida - My New Table
    Twitter: @ Bags
    Blog: TheJetsFan.com
  • wardowardo Posts: 395
    I'm probably not far behind you on putting a new gasket on.  Mine got a little crispy recently...
    NC - LBGE
  • HofstraJetHofstraJet Posts: 1,137
    Is Permtex Ultra Copper still the right one? I found a tube of that and the red RTV next to my gaskets. And do they get too old to use? They must be a few years old by now, but never opened. 

    PS - ribs on with no gasket and it’s managing.
    Two Large Eggs, 36" Blackstone, 6 gal Cajun Fryer, and a MiniMax in SE Florida - My New Table
    Twitter: @ Bags
    Blog: TheJetsFan.com
  • GregWGregW Posts: 2,173
    Is Permtex Ultra Copper still the right one? I found a tube of that and the red RTV next to my gaskets. And do they get too old to use? They must be a few years old by now, but never opened. 

    PS - ribs on with no gasket and it’s managing.
    I think Permtex Ultra Copper is still the recommended adhesive.
    As far as a old tube goes, In the past anytime I have had an old tube, it was always bad. It tends to dry out in the tube.
    Birmingham, AL
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 21,332
    Open the tube and it will work (like toothpaste) or not.  I installed a new gasket about 6 months ago with a tube (unopened until use) that I bought in 2013.  There is an expiration date but like toothpaste and most everything else, only a guide.  No health safety expert here B)
    Louisville; "indeterminate Jim" here; L&S BGE's, PBC, Lang 36; burnin wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer!
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