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For all the people worried about gaskets

AZRPAZRP Posts: 10,116
edited 9:04PM in EggHead Forum
This is my first Egg, no gasket left that I can tell. The 4 cfm Guru fan is having no trouble locating leaks. This cooker is my most used and it works just fine w/o the gasket, I've had a new gasket sitting in my shop for 3 years now, think it will stay there indefinitely. -RP



  • SmokeySmokey Posts: 2,468
    Great picture!!
  • bubba timbubba tim Posts: 3,216
    do you think it is time to refinish the eggmates? :blink:
    SEE YOU IN FLORIDA, March 14th and 15th 2014 You must master temp, smoke, and time to achive moisture, taste, and texture! Visit for BRISKET HELP
  • SSN686SSN686 Posts: 3,269
    Morning Randy:

    Hey, that's looks like my oldest Egg with the guru going (except I don't have mine in a nest). :laugh: I agree that gaskets are over-rated. On both of my Large Eggs the gasket is basically non-existent. In my opinion if you can hold the temp you want, the who cares about a gasket. :angry:

    Have a GREAT day!


    Brandon, FL


  • AZRPAZRP Posts: 10,116
    You got it, looking forward to seeing you guy in ATL. -RP
  • JeffersonianJeffersonian Posts: 4,244
    LOL...that pic looks like my Egg last night when I put a couple of butts on. My gasket's been toast forever, and I don't miss it a bit.
  • StanleyStanley Posts: 623
    I feel MUCH better now!
  • Car Wash MikeCar Wash Mike Posts: 11,244
    That is what my egg looks like with a stoker on it for a low and slow. I have no trouble at 235 for hours if that is what I want to do.
    You ship that bbq sauce you made? :woohoo:

  • SlotmercenarySlotmercenary Posts: 1,071
    sorry but that is just sacrilidge.............
  • RRPRRP Posts: 22,804
    :P :laugh: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: Has Hotlanta approved this post? How are they going to sell the miles upon miles of suit collar felt - er, I mean precious felt? For years over 50% of all the "felt" sold in the US was manufactured here in IL. BTW felt is a marketing man's dream name for ground up old clothing! You know...the stuff including sh ivies donated to charities which are baled by the ton and then diverted to processors with huge grinders and vats. Nope, the vast majority of your donated clothes are not warming some 3rd world country child...Shocking I suppose - but it's the truth!
    L, M, S &  Mini
    Re-gasketing America one yard at a time

    Dunlap, IL
  • JeffersonianJeffersonian Posts: 4,244
    Are you saying we're gasketing our Eggs with processed boxers and briefs? :sick:
  • RRPRRP Posts: 22,804
    sure - some %, but they are all ground up and steamed so distinguishable "parts" would be impossible to identify! B)

    L, M, S &  Mini
    Re-gasketing America one yard at a time

    Dunlap, IL
  • JeffersonianJeffersonian Posts: 4,244
    That's it...I'm scrapin' off the little bit of gasket that's left.
  • You don't have to worry unlessen you get's Stumpbaby's old shorts, lol!
    The Naked Whiz
  • AZRPAZRP Posts: 10,116
    Right on!!! -RP
  • Desert FillyDesert Filly Posts: 1,042
    according to the big AZRP, I rightfully am in my place doing all the processing. You should contact me personally. ;)

  • Car Wash MikeCar Wash Mike Posts: 11,244
    Max should be worried after talking to you tonight. :woohoo:

  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
    I had a car like that too :)

  • So after scraping my old bottom gasket off, replacing it w/ a Rutland, taking the dome off and scraping the top, firing up the egg and finding several leaks, suffering great angst all the while, I find that I'm not supposed to worry about the gasket? Whew, what a relief! And to think I was going to remove that dome again and re-gasket it w/ recycled BVD's.
  • MACMAC Posts: 442
    SHHHHH! Anybody lookin'? I got these after market gaskets that work just FINE! But don't tell anyone. :laugh: ;)
  • PhilsGrillPhilsGrill Posts: 2,256
    >I had a car like that too.

    Now that's funny!
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    don't get too freaked out. it's wool felt that makes up the gaskets. i don't know many folks that wear wool underwear.

    cotton felt is an entirely different thing, and not what your gasket is made of
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • I'm just about ready to swear off Egg food for canned goods now. :blink: :sick:
  • Thank goodness, now I can take down my Craigslist ad. :lol:
  • Well, i guess that settles the gasket concernes...
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