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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.


    First of all I am NOT a business - I’m just a 76 year old egger who for 19 years now has been providing these Rutland gaskets as a not for profit service to my fellow eggers. I have now supplied exactly 6,777 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 cut and send the proper 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 – which I do NOT supply. Every automotive supply chain store in the USA (AutoZone, NAPA, Pep Boys, O’Reilly) 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.


    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:

    SORRY - but this forum does not allow me to post the pictures here - so if you would like to see them just ask me at the email address below.

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    Now slide your fingers together while pressing down.

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    See how the gasket is now wider and thicker? That is “bunching and you’ll get very good at it quickly.

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    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 $11 for a Large and $13 for an XL.


     I also will send a detailed, WRITTEN set of instructions for removal of the old gasket and installation of your new Rutland. 


    BTW do you have a buddy or relative who might want a Rutland as well? I can economically ship up to 4 gaskets for only a small incremental increase in postage so the individual gasket price goes down considerably! 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 tell me what size BGE, your name and your mailing address. 


    After I have confirmed the package has been shipped I will give you my mailing address for your check or my Venmo account so 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 therfore I would appreciate the same blind 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 aka RRP


    Re-gasketing America one yard at a time…


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    April 4
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