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Stove Gasket concern

post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 
I was going to run stove gasket around the outside of the top of my drum to better seal up the Weber lid. I bought a kit but when I read the directions it said to keep away from food. It is a fiberglass kit.

I know that a lot of people have used this on their drums and offsets. Any thoughts here? I have always been one to use caution.
post #2 of 20
Thread Starter 
Here is what I was going to do to give you a better idea. I was going to run the gasket around the lip the lid sits on.

Here is the kit I bought.

post #3 of 20
I see no reason you can't use it. For one, it's relatively low heat you're working with and two, the food will never be in contact with the gasket. I used it in one my drums.
post #4 of 20
I've seen this question come up a few times. As long as the gasket is not above the food, there is no problem. Yours is below it. In fact, that is the same gasket they sell as a replacement for the big green egg. I guess they are just concerned about any fibers falling off into food. You know how it is these days, everything comes with a warning.
post #5 of 20
what he said !
Use it and smoke on
post #6 of 20
I had that kit but returned it, I didn't like the idea of the fibers in my food. I use 4 big clamps I got to hold the lib on tight. It works pretty good and the clamps were 99cents each.
post #7 of 20
Should be fine.

That is the same gasket that is in between the Weber ring and the inside of the the drum on mine.

I don't think you have any thing to worry about unless you are dragging the meat across it on it's way into the smoker. biggrin.gif I think their concern is with the fibers but essentially its on the outside of the drum and the lid will sit on top of it.

post #8 of 20
I don't see any real benefit from sealing. And given that I do NOT want to risk getting fibergalss in my food, I'd opt not to seal.
post #9 of 20
Thread Starter 
My problem is that my Weber lid is less than perfect and I am losing a lot of air flow from around the lip. The drum will not shut off and runs too high because of this or I wouldn't even bother.

I am going to give it a whirl and see if there is any improvement.
post #10 of 20
I used the fiberglass gasket on my ECB but the glue dried out very quickly and the gasket detached in places. I replaced it with the gasket for the BGE which is a felt-like material and it has held up well.
post #11 of 20
That's because you don't have a UDS. icon_mrgreen.gif It's extremely important to be able to control the amount of intake air in a UDS if you want to have any chance at all of controlling the temp. It's not a matter of losing heat, it's a matter of generating too much of it because of increased oxygen to the fire.

post #12 of 20
Thread Starter 
That is my exact problem, too much air flow.
post #13 of 20
Welcome to my world, brother. PDT_Armataz_01_34.gifbiggrin.gif

If you mounted it to the outside of the drum at the spot you were pointing in the pic, I think you'll be fine.

post #14 of 20
I used the gasket on my ecb lid - had to seal up the leaks if I had any hope of keeping a constant temperature. It's a very recent mod - if it fails, I will look into the green egg gasket; didn't even think of it before.
post #15 of 20
Thread Starter 
I installed the gasket yesterday. I also had a friend weld my intakes as I did have gaps around them. After welding I ran a bead of fireplace morter arond the intakes.

Hopefully this will cut down on my unwanted air flow!
post #16 of 20
I would bet that sucker will run great now. If I ever were to build another there's no doubt I would have the intakes welded.
post #17 of 20
I think yall be fine Billbo, ya use it a few times an it's gonna season just like the inside a yer drum an perty much seal itself up.
post #18 of 20

I know this is a super old thread, but I thought I might get some input here.


I had a concern about installing the Grapho-glas gasket in my Master Forge Dually charcoal grill, especially since the worst gap was in the back right on the warming rack. I think I found a way to keep the fiberglass from floating around or touching the food: run a bead of high-heat silicone on any of the gasket that's on the inside of the grill. Does this sound like a good idea to anyone?

post #19 of 20

Why not just use the high heat Silicone to make the gasket instead. Run your bead on the Grill wait a few minutes then put you lid on with a piece of plastic wrap around the lip of the lid. The plastic wrap will keep the lit from sticking to the gasket until it cures. 

post #20 of 20

Genius idea.  Not sure why that never crossed my mind. 

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