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  • iudex
    Dear Ron,

    These last few months since I joined the forum, I have read many great things about you and the gaskets you sell.
    I have 2 large BGE that will require a replacement in the near future and I think I would prefer using your gasket over the (insanely priced) original one from BGE.

    I am, however, located in Belgium. Is it possible to ship to my location and, if so, could you provide me with a quote?

    Are you also able/allowed to ship the glue/permatex with it?

    Thanks in advance for your time in any case!
    May 22
    • RRP
      SORRY Tim, I just NOW saw your request! This forum used to send email notifications,,,I have to get to bed now as my 77 year old wife has serious dementia problems which mean It takes me a while before we are actually in bed…I also have an early morning appointment out of town so I can’t reply to you until Thursday afternoon…BTW I regularly ship to foreign countries so the steps needed to do so take longer…bear with me! OK?
    • RRP
      Tim, 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. Since 2002 I have sold Rutland gaskets as a service to fellow eggers. I have now supplied EXACTLY 7,605 gaskets to people in all 50 states plus 11 foreign countries, which includes XXXXX. I purchase nearly 1,000 feet of the gasket material at a time. That way I can send the length needed for each size egg PLUS my detailed instructions for their application! For instance you need one continuous piece 7 foot long for a Large. You apply the gasket using an automotive product called Permatex Ultra Copper (sometimes called Permatex Supra Copper in Europe) – which I do NOT supply. Every automotive supply chain store in the world carries that product.. One tube runs about $8US 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 both the old dome and base gaskets and I cover that process in my instructions. It is not necessary to remove the dome itself from your band, but some people find it easier if removed. 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…it REALLY isn’t that hard to do when you follow my 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 simple. (Unfortunately this forum response does not permit embedded pictures - so if you want to see them just ask and reply to me at my email below and I'll send them. 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 of 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. What I do with my foreign customers is to quote the cost of the gaskets and then the postage will be on top of that. I know that to Belgium the postage for 1 gasket would be $17.40USD, but until I go to the post office I won’t know the current postage cost so I will have to get that information if you are still interested in pursuing the purchase. The 2 Large gaskets you want will be $8USD each and then like I said the postage is in addition to that. I also will send a detailed, WRITTEN set of instructions for removal of the old gaskets and installation of your new Rutlands. 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! As for payment…what has been working quite well for all my foreign customers is they pay me in advance using an AMAZON gift card. It is quick and easy and even if you yourself don’t use AMAZON I bet you know someone who does. If you wish to proceed yen I can get the package ready, and go to the PO to find out the postage cast. After I get that I will tell you so you can decide to proceed. At that point I will give you my AMAZON account and tell me your mailing address . After Amazon has notified me of your payment they will ship.   Typically it takes 10 to 14 business days for your package to arrive - especially now with the pandeamic. After I have shipped I will send you the tracking number plus a picture of the USPO receipted customs declaration form. 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 a LONG time ahead! Waiting to hear back from you! Re-gasketing the Egging World one yard at a time… Ron aka RRP
  • Jsaul
    Hi Ron. 

    I’d like to order a rutland and cement for a large and small BGE. 

    [email protected]
    April 14
  • Tango2
    Hi Ron, if you are still selling rutland gaskets, how can I order one for my XL and my Large BGE?

    April 12
  • Gacleader1
    I had seen on a video that the top gasket can be discarded if I use a Rutland Gasket.  I am planning on permanently installing a rotisserie from another manufacturer since BGE does not make one (That I know of). Should I still remove the upper gasket of my egg, or use the Rutland on both the upper and lower surfaces? Where is the best source for purchasing a gasket, and do they sell them pre-cut, or should I buy a roll and cut to length as I install?
    March 31
  • Hurstrd33
    Hey Ron how do I purchase a Rutland gasket for my large BGE?
    March 31
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