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First Gasket Change

TakTak Posts: 115
edited July 2012 in EggHead Forum
Well...took the dive today and changed out my gasket....got a new one from the Mothership and put it on today...think it went ok....doing my slow burn at 250 now.....hope the glue takes....thanks for all the great info here....gave me the confidence to try it....passed the dollar bill test all the way around....

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  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 16,777
    What sized BGE and did you pull the dome for the change-out?
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer.  
  • TakTak Posts: 115
    I have a LG....I decided not to pull the dome....I weighed the difficulty of trying to get the dome realign vs. just taking my time....it worked out ok....it is difficult to get the gasket on by the hinge...but....just took my time and got by it....worked out ok....
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 16,777
    thanks for the info-
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer.  
  • TakTak Posts: 115
    NO....it didn't ....I used the 3M 77 I think...it is the spray adhesive....I put the gasket in the dryer after watching fredmusicbbq video.....i'm finishing up my slow burn to get rid of the extra glue and adhesive remover....
  • doubledouble Posts: 1,214
    I just got my new one from the mothership it has the adhesive backing does anyone know if I need to use additional adhesive?
    Lynnwood WA
  • SkinnyVSkinnyV Posts: 3,394
    I got the new one no adhesive needed, its on there just fine. I also used alcohol on my cleanup not acetone and notice no issues, just scrape like u would normally.
    This was my first new gasket and I must say It looks sharper, almost worth the change just for that ha.
    Seattle, WA
  • LizzieSampsLizzieSamps Posts: 894
    Good info thanks!
  • mcmacmcmac Posts: 493
    As an egg noob, I'm not really looking forward to changing gaskets... Are they sending high temp gaskets or the one the units ship with??
    XL BGE -  Med BGE - Mini BGE - Traeger Pellet Grills

     Hillsboro OR
  • TakTak Posts: 115
    I got the non adhesive one from the mothership....I believe the one with the adhesive is the the grey felt which was originally on there....I had one question.....how long should you do the slow cook after putting on the gasket?.....I did  a 12hr 250 burn....is that long enough....want to make sure that gasket says on....LOL....
  • newegg13newegg13 Posts: 231
    My gasket is holding strong, so no worries about changing it yet.  However, some on here like @travisstrick say that they're not worth replacing.  Maybe he'll chime in.
    Amateur Egger; professional rodeo clown. Birmingham, AL
  • doubledouble Posts: 1,214
    Hmm it's says high temp gasket on the packet
    Lynnwood WA
  • TakTak Posts: 115
    I did the low temp burn to allow the adhesive to dry....I plan to do a pizza burn this weekend...LOL
  • BYS1981BYS1981 Posts: 2,530
    mcmac said:

    As an egg noob, I'm not really looking forward to changing gaskets... Are they sending high temp gaskets or the one the units ship with??

    they sent me a high temp replacement, aka nomex. I have yet r^2 it tho. I am missing a 10 inch section and havent noticed a difference.
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