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Thoughts on Rutland install

Just finished a new Rutland install. Some thoughts:

1 - Ron’s directions are solid

2 - the 3m paint removal wheel is your friend. You will need no other. 

3 - definitely Mark the gasket in quarters or you will be lost. I also marked my Egg rim for easy reference 

4 - wear gloves. I had a box handy but I should have just tripled-up in the beginning.

5 - cover or remove anything you don’t want permatex on. It managed to appear on a few surfaces I did not expect, especially the table top (because that’s where I was setting things and although I thought I was careful I wasn’t careful enough). If you have a nice table top be extra careful. 

6 - I definitely had a lot of bleed through in the gasket. Hopefully that’s not going to be an issue. 

Curing now with foil on top and lid closed. Hoping for a low and slow this weekend to see if a decent gasket helps my Smobot keep things under control better. I suspect it will. 





New Orleans LA

Comments

  • OhioEggerOhioEgger Posts: 739
    Dondgc said:

    6 - I definitely had a lot of bleed through in the gasket. Hopefully that’s not going to be an issue. 

    That's expected, and is not a problem at all.
    Cincinnati, Ohio. Large BGE since 2011. Still learning.
  • Mattman3969Mattman3969 Posts: 10,402
    If you don’t have bleed through you’ll get asked why...

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    2008 -Large BGE. 2013- Small BGE and 2015 - Mini. Henderson, Ky.
  • HeavyGHeavyG Posts: 7,956
    If you don’t have bleed through you’ll get asked why...

    Always seemed to me more like a scolding on how it wasn't done properly if there is no bleed thru.
    “Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.” ― Philip K. Dik

    Camped out in the (757/948/804)




  • bubbajackbubbajack Posts: 853
    I need to order from @RRP.....I want a xl, large x3, medium, small, minimax, and mini...neighbors are in for 2 larges... 
    I drink cheap beer so I can afford good bourbon.

    Salisbury, NC...... XL,L,Mx2,S, MM, Mini BGE, FireDisc x2

    I am locked in a place where now one goes - we have no quarter!
  • BigGreenBeanBigGreenBean Posts: 117
    Must be done correctly, but it's not a swiss watch or a moon landing.  Open a beer and act carefully.  And yes, @RRP's directions are excellent and the gasket is a winner.  Never have understood how this is even a question.
    Virginia Beach, VA
  • DondgcDondgc Posts: 691
    I did say that I needed nothing but the paint removal wheel to get the old gasket off. That’s not accurate. First I used a razor scraper from Ace to get the remaining felt off. After that I only used the 3M wheel - no pumice, no chemicals. 
    New Orleans LA
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