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  • sdiperna
    Hello Ron
    I would like to purchase a gasket for bge large please sir. What is the process?
    Thank you
    Sam
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    November 20
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      RRP
      Thank you for your inquiry! Please read the following as it covers things you need to know before proceeding such as an important part of the installation process PLUS what to expect from me. Then - if you wish to proceed simply follow the rest of my ordering directions at the end. I’m NOT a business - I’m a 78 year old egger who for 20 years has been providing this Rutland gasket service. I have now supplied EXACTLY 7,999 - YES I said 7,999 - gaskets to people in all 50 states plus 14 foreign countries!   I purchase several thousand feet of the gasket material every year. That way I can cut and send the proper length needed for each size egg PLUS my detailed instructions for their application. You apply the gasket using an automotive product called Permatex Ultra Copper – which I do NOT supply. Every automotive supply chain store in the USA (AutoZone, NAPA, Pep Boys, O’Reilly, etc) carries the Permatex and it runs about $8 for one tube which is enough for one gasket. Even Amazon carries it. Permatex is a high temperature silicone gasket maker which acts as an adhesive to bond the Rutland to your cooker’s ceramic edge. Years later if you wish to remove it, it will come off. Frequently eggers will ask me how long does a Rutland gasket last? I reply that I honestly don’t know! The Rutland on my Large egg that gets regular use is now 17 years old, but your use may be different. The probable explanation is that the Rutland gasket withstands well over 1,000º which is far above any temperature that a BGE is even capable of producing from the firebox to the gasket level! Since the Rutland will go on the base ONLY you will need to remove the old gaskets on both the dome and base and I explain that process in my written instructions. It is not necessary to remove the dome itself from your band, but some people find it easier if removed. But suit yourself!  The application process of a Rutland is one I call “bunching” whereby you compress or "bunch" the gasket back into itself thus making it both thicker and wider than the 5/8" so as to cover your entire edge. In doing so you apply the Rutland on ONE side only - not both and my recommendation is it is applied only to the base, not the dome. If you were wondering about the difficultly of “bunching” and the application…it REALLY isn’t that hard to do when you follow my detailed instructions! The youngest egger applying a Rutland that I have heard back from was a 13 year old boy and the oldest was a 92 year old great grandmother! “Bunching” (compressing) it is really quite simple. UNFORTUNANTLY THIS BGE FORUM REPLY DOES NOT LET ME SHOW YOU THESE THREE SIMPLE PICTURES. IF YOU STILL WOULD LIKE TO SEE THEM AND I REALLY DO SUGGEST YOU SEE THEM then email me at [email protected] The gasket has a natural “cup” or curvature to it so starting with that cup side down lay the gasket like this with your fingers on it: Now slide your fingers together while pressing down. See how the gasket is now wider and thicker? That is “bunching and you’ll get very good at it very quickly! I recommend you bunch at least 8” or more ahead before ever pushing the gasket into the bed of adhesive. You want the Permatex to bite and grab right from the start with very limited moving other than to align it with the curvature of the egg's base.  The total cost for ONE gasket sent to an address in the USA is merely $11 for a Large and THAT CHEAP PRICE even includes the postage! This is my NOT FOR PROFIT service, SO tips are always appreciated! I also will send a detailed, written set of instructions for removal of the old gasket and installation of your new Rutland.  Do you have a buddy or relative who might want a Rutland as well? When more than 2 gaskets are ordered then I can give a price break on the additional ones. Just ask me for a quote. Quantities larger than 4 gaskets will be priced with postage at actual! One point of clarification…I just want to make sure you understand that when you apply the Rutland gasket according to my detailed instructions then it is both wider and thicker meaning that only 1 Rutland gasket is needed PER egg - NOT 2. In fact I don’t even recommend putting two Rutlands on a single egg! If you live in the US and If my price is acceptable to you then just give me your name and mailing address. After I have shipped I will give you the USPO tracking number and my mailing address for your check or my Venmo account information. The method of payment will be your choice. While I don’t ask for payment in advance I would appreciate your prompt payment after I have shipped! Unlike businesses requiring payment in advance I TRUST you so I send it and therefore I would appreciate the same TRUST in me! Rather than to post your name and address on this public forum please send it to my email address of: [email protected] By going with the Rutland gasket the mere price is what you pay, but the value is what it $ave$ you for the LONG time ahead! Waiting to hear back from you! Ron Pratt aka RRP Dunlap, IL Re-gasketing “Eggdom” one yard at a time…
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