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gasket for fridge smoker

mr squatch

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I accidentally posted this in the smoker build forum but wanted it in here as well.

Hey everyone. I've been slowly working on a 1950s GM Fridgidaire build and am needing a door gasket. Measuring the gap between door and cabinet, I get 5/8 inch. I'm wanting to use a tadpole style gasket. Any idea if I can go with a 5/8 inch wide bulb or should I go wider?
 

mr squatch

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Well, for those that might be curious about this... I ordered the 5/8 inch tadpole gasket. It seals really well, however the gasket seems to be just a bit thicker and I have to close the door pretty hard to get the latch to catch right. Hoping over time the compression will allow it to close a little easier.
 

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