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Best replacement gasket

What's everybody recommend? Any tips on replacing the gasket?
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  • danv23danv23 Posts: 813
    @RRP.  Rutland Gasket.

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  • lkapigianlkapigian Posts: 3,006
    Rutland fro RRP
    Visalia, Ca
  • TDogg46TDogg46 Posts: 56
    Read about some concerns with the Rutland gasket....something to do with fiberglass, etc. Any other recs?
  • DMWDMW Posts: 12,479
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  • 4Runner4Runner Posts: 2,948
    No issues with the a High Que and it is a simple peel and stick.
    Joe - I'm a reformed gasser-holic aka 4Runner Columbia, SC Wonderful BGE Resource Site: http://www.nakedwhiz.com/ceramicfaq.htm and http://www.nibblemethis.com/  and http://playingwithfireandsmoke.blogspot.com/2006/02/recipes.html
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  • cortguitarmancortguitarman Posts: 2,061
    Rutland is the way to go.
    Mark Annville, PA
  • smbishopsmbishop Posts: 1,966

    I am sure that the Rutland is fantastic.  I have stuck with replacing my Nomex gasket about once a year.  Just got the new High Que version off of Amazon and it is new and improved for 2014 with Kevlar:

    http://www.amazon.com/Standard-Gasket-Adhesive-Large-Kevlar/dp/B004MNW1TE/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1400029144&sr=8-3&keywords=high+que+nomex

    Southlake, TX.  And any chance I get,  @ Cowhouse Creek - Gatesville, TX
  • cortguitarmancortguitarman Posts: 2,061
    I'm on my 4th gasket. I've killed the factory gasket and two nomex gaskets. Decided to switch to the Rutland and haven't looked back. I've had my egg for 2 and 1/2 years.y Rutland went on last summer. It looks like new. If you put the Rutland on the base I really don't see how you could get fibers on your food. Also, I've never seen fibers coming from the gasket. It is not brittle or dusty. It is very soft.
    Mark Annville, PA
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 26,701
    They put Rutland gaskets (same stuff RRP sells) on ovens that cook food.  The paranoia about their safety makes me laugh.   Just don't eat them.
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  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 13,007
    TDogg46 said:
    Read about some concerns with the Rutland gasket....something to do with fiberglass, etc. Any other recs?
    It's a gasket, not a frying pan.

    I hate it when I go to the kitchen for food and all I find are ingredients!

                                                                …Unknown

    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

  • QDudeQDude Posts: 667
    Rutland is the way to go IMHO.

    A northern Colorado Egghead since 2012!

    XL and a Small BGE.

  • SGHSGH Posts: 24,083
    Without question the Rutland. The only other I would consider would be the Coltronics.

    Location- Just "this side" of Biloxi, Ms.

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    Arsenal-Just a small wore out and broken down Weber kettle. No other means to cook at all.
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  • GatoGordoGatoGordo Posts: 69
    For those that use Rutland, I understand how you made the decision to throw caution to the wind, but how many warn their guests? Shouldn't it also be their decision?
    LBGE, Stoker WiFi, UDS, Pit Barrel Cooker
  • SGHSGH Posts: 24,083
    @GatoGordo‌
    I posted a picture of my custom built vertical a few months back. If you look that thread up you can plainly see in the picture that it came with a Rutland factory installed behind both doors. Not saying that this for sure makes them safe. But I feel most manufactures research this type stuff to avoid potential law suites. There are other manufactures now following suite and installing Rutlands. To each his own but I find the Rutland to be a necessity on the ceramic cookers if you want to use them to their full potential. Just my thoughts my friend .

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    Arsenal-Just a small wore out and broken down Weber kettle. No other means to cook at all.
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  • QDudeQDude Posts: 667
    GatoGordo said:
    For those that use Rutland, I understand how you made the decision to throw caution to the wind, but how many warn their guests? Shouldn't it also be their decision?
    Absolutely.  I also warn them about the fat content, calories, sugar in the sauces, the total carbs, triglycerides, etc... I also check their blood pressure first to see if it is OK and get a release from their doctor and lawyer!  Not!

    A northern Colorado Egghead since 2012!

    XL and a Small BGE.

  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 26,701
    Coors beer was cold filtered through asbestos fibers for years.  Might still be, I don't know. 
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  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 16,940
    Based on the thread title and the opening question I would say without any reservation Rutland and use Ron @RRP‌ detailed installation instructions and you'll be golden. Just my .02
    LBGE 2013 & MM 2014
    Die Hard HUSKER & BRONCO FAN
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  • RRPRRP Posts: 22,054
    Coors beer was cold filtered through asbestos fibers for years.  Might still be, I don't know. 
    PLEASE, my man...asbestos and fiberglas are two different things! I'm amazed at the number of people who don't know the difference! The Rutland is a tightly woven braided fiberglas just like around my Whirlpool oven and the curtains - YES curtains that hung in our home for 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!
  • WeberWhoWeberWho Posts: 6,342
    Rutland no doubt. First thing I did when I bought my small. Took off the felt gasket and tossed it in the trash. Nice clean surface. Why do it in two months when everything is dirty and greasy.
  • RRPRRP Posts: 22,054
    RRP said:
    Coors beer was cold filtered through asbestos fibers for years.  Might still be, I don't know. 
    PLEASE, my man...asbestos and fiberglas are two different things! I'm amazed at the number of people who don't know the difference! The Rutland is a tightly woven braided fiberglas just like around my Whirlpool oven and the curtains - YES curtains that hung in our home for years! 

    Oh. I forgot to mention the millions - I mean MILLIONS of homes insulated with rolls of spun Fiberglas in their attics.
    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!
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 26,701
    @RRP - I worked as an asbestos microscopist through college.  I'm using a silly beer allegory with a dangerous mineral responsible for more late night lawsuit commercials than Sham-wow ads by a cocaine addict to rhetorically downplay common household insulation as being safe.  Faulty logic, I know, but I thought fun and educational.
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  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 8,347
    edited May 2014
    The never ending discussion, always a good one. 
    There are a number of wood cook stoves out there. Everyone I know uses a Rutland gasket on the fire door and a ceramic or other gasket on the oven (food) door. In fact, even the cheapie "steel kamados" sold at the big box stores do not use the inexpensive proven high temperature tolerant Rutland. You have to ask yourself, why? 

    Personally, don't think it matters all that much, do whatever you like - but when you spend between $1K to $1.5K for an egg and accessories plus at least $300 a year for lump, $30 for a manufacturer approved  Nomex gasket every few years is not that much. My High-Q peel and stick has been on my MBGE for 2 years and still looks to be in excellent shape. I expect the final cost to be <$10 a year, a bag of lump.  
    Rutland gaskets are super inexpensive compared to the other alternatives we all consider, Nomex/Cotronics. IMHO, BGE would be installing Rutlands on their eggs in a heartbeat if they could get a sign off from Rutland to use the gasket on an egg. I really do not think it is a BGE business strategy to install felt crap and then sell its customers replacements. Consider what might be in it for BGE if they used Rutlands - maintain retail price, improve customer satisfaction, lower costs resulting in increased profits - a manufacturer's dream come true. It does not seem to be happening - why?
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  • Miked125Miked125 Posts: 441
    Oh boy, not touch this one......
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 14,013
    I feel bad for all you haterz. I'm still rolling with the OG gasket and cruising strong. Whoop Whoop!
  • HicHic Posts: 350
    edited May 2014

    +1 @RRP for the Rutland he sends out.

    Large, medium, small and a mini. Egg'n, golfing, beer drinking, camping and following football and baseball.
    Atlanta NOTP suburbia.

  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,986
    Warn the guest? My friend will drink a 12 pack, eat 23 wings, 3 burgers and a rack of ribs. ..it's not the gasket he should be worried about.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • bicktravbicktrav Posts: 498
    GatoGordo said:
    For those that use Rutland, I understand how you made the decision to throw caution to the wind, but how many warn their guests? Shouldn't it also be their decision?
    I actually get what you're saying here.  It comes down to what kind of person you are (yes, the purchase of a new gasket gets to the core of a man).  There is likely nothing wrong whatsoever with the Rutland.  But if you're the kind of person that's going to think about the infinitesimally small chance that there is a health hazard, you ought to spare yourself the worry and just use another gasket, even that gasket it marginally worse. For me, a letter from the company urging you not to use the gasket around food (legal though I'm motive for that letter was), is enough for me to bow out.  Knowing I'm likely being ridiculously cautious, I'd just buy another gasket.
    Southern California
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 13,007
    What difference does the gasket make? Eating grilled food, with or without a gasket, is reported to cause cancer, ya know?

    Other things that are gonna kill you...
    Sodium
    Saturated fat
    Cholesterol
    Sugar
    Carbs
    Trans fat
    The list goes on.

    Any of you worriers consume any of that stuff? The gasket's the least of your worries.

    I hate it when I go to the kitchen for food and all I find are ingredients!

                                                                …Unknown

    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

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