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RTV Melted!

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Been a lurquer on here for a while,

 

I tried the RTV high temp to seal the lid on my CG firebox lid and fired it up after a little over 24 hrs and it melted in spots, even after 8-9 hrs it is mushy. Tomorrow I'l scrape and sand it off, guess it's just going to be the foil fix.

 

-Rowdy

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Welcome Rowdy!

What brand of RTV did you use?

How about get some gasket for a wood stove and use the RTV to adhere it to the firebox?

 

 

Todd

No Creosote! A-Maze-N Smokers

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Originally Posted by Rowdytex View Post

Been a lurquer on here for a while,

 

I tried the RTV high temp to seal the lid on my CG firebox lid and fired it up after a little over 24 hrs and it melted in spots, even after 8-9 hrs it is mushy. Tomorrow I'l scrape and sand it off, guess it's just going to be the foil fix.

 

-Rowdy


 

Here are some options you might look at... Dave

 

http://heating-and-cooling.hardwarestore.com/98-580-stove-gaskets-and-cements.aspx
 

 

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Thread Starter 

Todd, I used the automotive stuff in the red tube, not sure of the name brand.

 

I will see if the stove gasket will work, however I think it might be too thick to fit between the lid and the SFB.

 

Thanks for the replys,

 

-Rowdy

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Mine did the same thing too.  I'm not too concerned about it.  I have a little smoke loss coming out near the right hinge but I dont really notice it that much.  The stuff i have is rated 500 deg, but I think the surface of the sfb can get hotter than that.  I might sand and reapply.

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Diffrent rtvs have diffrent heat rateings.This is the highest i know of http://www.rutland.com/productinfo.php?product_id=28 .I got mine frome ace hardware.They have another up to 800F.


Edited by michael ark - 9/28/11 at 12:34pm
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Here's what I used

 

Click on picture to link

 

 

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I used mine on the stickburner with glass rope, so far so good, I hope I didn't jinx myself

 

This is rated at 650° and I know the fire box gets much hotter.

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BTW

 

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Got to looking on rutlands website found some good to 800f http://www.rutland.com/productinfo/seal-it-right®.html


Edited by michael ark - 9/28/11 at 12:29pm
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I got to looking at rutlands site and found some good to 800 F http://www.rutland.com/category/direct-vent-sealant.html

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BTW

 

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Let me sell you another digital thermometer!  Love that pic! Thanks for sharing. :)

 

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