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UDS Poll - How many of you tossed the rubber seal?

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
I am curious to see how many of you are using the rubber seal that cam with the lid on your barrel. It is listed as a EPDM rubber seal. When I looked up EPDM on the internet, it mentions ethyl something, but I am no chemist.

Your thoughts?
post #2 of 9
You are no chemist. ;{)

Maximum service temp...100-120° C 212 to 240°F - remove it.
post #3 of 9
Well, if you don't remove it, the lid isin't going to seal.....It has to come off!! PDT_Armataz_01_05.gif
post #4 of 9
isn't that what the seal is THERE for.........to seal the lid?
post #5 of 9
Nope, seal is for keeping the LIQUIDS from coming out when the ring is on tight.
Remove the seal and the lid drops on pretty tite! confused.gif
post #6 of 9
Thread Starter 
A tight seal was a concern of mine. I will toss the rubber seal and worry no more. It seems like I am putting way too much thought on this. PDT_Armataz_01_05.gif
post #7 of 9
Heh, I bet if you leave it on there and get it up to say 300*, it'll be sealed real good!!!!!
post #8 of 9
I can see it now.
Brisket reaching 250 and the poor guy with a hammer trying to get the melted on lid off.
I'd pull it
post #9 of 9
Took mine off after barrel burn in. The darn thing put out a huge stink when It burned, take it off before burn in.
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