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gasket went on day 10

DatilpepperBBQDatilpepperBBQ Posts: 151
edited 6:20PM in EggHead Forum
My gasket top went tonight while doing some onions on my XL @ 400 degrees for one hour. I went ahead and put the aspearaguss on with out the top gasket . Thity minuerts later the bottom gasket came off. The food was still eggsallent. But I was dissipointed the gasket came loose so guickly. :(


  • Celtic WolfCeltic Wolf Posts: 9,773
    chit happens... thats why they are cheap..
  • FlaPoolmanFlaPoolman Posts: 11,676
    My first one went for 6 years (approx 2190 days) and only replaced it because I didn't like the way it looked. Guess I was just lucky.
  • Should I try to reattach it? or just get a new one? What is the best ( logest lasting gle to use? Thanks for any help.
  • Celtic WolfCeltic Wolf Posts: 9,773
    Get a new one. They come pre-glued.
  • FlaPoolmanFlaPoolman Posts: 11,676
    I would just replace, they are cheap, and clean real good before installing unless you have the nomex which seems to have a problem not at the egg but between the gasket and the adhesive. 3M makes an adhesive that others have posted good results with, I think it was 77 but not sure.
  • Don't know if it was nomex or not. how do you tell? thanks
  • Celtic WolfCeltic Wolf Posts: 9,773
    If it looks like a firemen's suit it's nomex..
  • FlaPoolmanFlaPoolman Posts: 11,676
    It will look like Pete's legs. The factory one looks like his beard. :laugh: :blink:
  • Celtic WolfCeltic Wolf Posts: 9,773
  • FlaPoolmanFlaPoolman Posts: 11,676
    Sorry Pete, Guess it's past my bedtime. G' nite
  • Celtic WolfCeltic Wolf Posts: 9,773
    No worries my friend!! A rey ting is IRIE!!
  • GandolfGandolf Posts: 888
    Nomex is white. The Original is grey.
  • Mine is the gray felt one. It came off totally. I think the adhesive failed. I have no gasket remaining on the egg. Will call the dealer this morning.
  • When mine came off after 6 cooks, I got a hold of BGE in Tucker and asked if I could get a new Nomex. They sent it to me with directions to install (free of charge and shipping, I might add). I did get the 3M adhesive. So far so good!
  • Fixed mine a year and a half ago with Elmers super bond white glue, and a piece of weatherstripping felt. It has stood up ever since.
  • probe1957probe1957 Posts: 222
    I am going on year 2 with my large BGE and, although I have never had a gasket problem, I feel your pain. For as much as these things cost, you would think they would build them with a decent gasket.
  • Well the dealer is going to bring out a new gasket Friday. They put the egg together, seams there is a little to much gap in the rear of the egg. So they will adjust it and install the new gasket. At least I bought from a very reputable dealer.
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