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  • Botch
    Hi Ron.  There's a recommendation on the forum for a fairly newer guy to contact you for a replacement gasket, and I want one too.  I cannot pay via Paypal, for some reason they won't accept my account (and won't tell me why, this has been going on for 7 years now).  
    I'd like to get a gasket for my Large, but I'd have to pay by check/cashier's check; you can wait until it clears before shipping, is that acceptable?  
    If so, let me know the total cost and your mailing address, and I'll send the preferred check pronto.
    [email protected]
    PS - when I clicked on your personal link, there's a message at the top that says "Some reason I scared you off???"  Was that directed at me?  If so, I don't know the backstory here; I'm not skeered.  :D  
    July 11
    • RRP
      Just NOW saw this! Not sure why I’m no longer receiving notifications of messages! Now please read my email reply to me address
  • Kamato
    Hi there, I have a Large BGE and am looking to replace my gasket with a Rutland. 
    I live in Canada, just outside of Toronto. Wondering if you can assist?


    July 3
    • 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.

      Since 2002 I have sold Rutland gaskets as a service to fellow eggers. I have now supplied 6,905 gaskets to people in all 50 states plus 11 foreign countries

      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 and 9 foot long for an XL.

      You apply the gasket using an automotive product called Permatex Ultra Copper and your Canadian Tire sells it – 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.

      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:

      UNFORTUNATELY this forum does not permit pictures be added here so if you wasn't to proceed send me an email to [email protected]

      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.

      The Large gasket you want will be $23USD or 2 for $32USD. . I also will send a detailed, WRITTEN set of instructions for removal of the old gaskets and installation of your new Rutland.

      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!

      I accept PayPal but ask that you pay me the full US Dollar amount and the processing fee - otherwise I lose money selling you this gasket which makes no sense to me! Others have found find it far easier to just send me a digital “gift card” from Amazon. The choice is yours!

      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
  • rmccann
    My Rutland caught fire and separated from the xl bge. Would like to buy another from you.
    May 22
    • RRP
      Just saw your message! Not sure how your Rutland caught on fire since it withstands over 2,200 degrees, but you say it did. Your Rutland is not damaged! All you need to do is apply a new bed of Permatex, but if you want to start all over then send me your name and address at [email protected] since at this point I really have no clue who you are nor where you live! I don’t save previous buyers information.
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