Stove gasket around door won't stick?

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by scriprp, Aug 12, 2009.

  1. scriprp

    scriprp Fire Starter

    I went and purchased 5/8" stove gasket with this black cement. I tried fastening it to the side of my chamber and couldn't get it to hold. I added pressure and let it sit for over an hour and then heated it up. Still comes off. Any suggestions on how to secure this better?
     
  2. stubby

    stubby Newbie

    You need to pick up a tube of high temp gasket sealer (the red stuff) from an auto parts supplier. I used it with 5/8 stove gasket on my Char griller and it's still holding well.
     
  3. scriprp

    scriprp Fire Starter

    Thanks! Do you think a fire caulk would work too? I have access to it here at work?
     
  4. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Is it an adhesive or just a caulk? VHT Silicone is a gasket sealer adhesive.
     
  5. scriprp

    scriprp Fire Starter

    Not sure? Just went to Advanced Auto and got the High Temp. Gasket Sealer. Hopefully, that will keep the gasket in place.
     
  6. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    It should work just fine...
     
  7. morkdach

    morkdach Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    yea i think the red stuff is good for 2k° and shoud work fine
     
  8. bbq engineer

    bbq engineer Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    When I have applied the rope gaskets or 5/8" tape gaskets, I have used the rutland stove gasket cement pictured here:



    The trouble is, I have had a couple of tubes that must have been old or something and wouldn't adhere properly. They recently changed the tube that the stuff comes in, and I haven't had a problem since then...that is if I make sure that I buy fresh stuff to start with. Don't buy extra of this stuff and let it sit around, because IMHO it does not have a long shelf life.
     
  9. old poi dog

    old poi dog Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Where would i find some of that stove gasket material pictured above? Thanks in advance all.
     
  10. timleo

    timleo Smoke Blower

    I bought some at Home Depot recently
     
  11. scriprp

    scriprp Fire Starter

    I finally got my stove gasket on last night. In my opinion, the black cement gasket caulk that is pictured below is crap. That stuff wouldn't adhere at all. I agree, I think the shelf live of it is very quick. I went to Ace and purchased the 3/8 stove gasket ($.79ft). I went to Advanced Auto and purchased a tube of High Temp. Gasket Sealer (The red one) for $6. It stuck like a charm and the seal is perfect. I used clamps to hold together for about an hour. Check out this video I found on youtube yesterday, pretty interesting mods. to the CG; Second video.
    http://video.google.com/videosearch?...-8&sa=N&tab=wv#
     
  12. azrocker

    azrocker Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    I used rivets but I don't recommend using gasket. Instead use metal. Like this.
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