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DrunkPlumber
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03 12 10:09 am    Post subject: ? for all u BGE users Reply with quote

I am working on some mods for a master forge vertical charcoal smoker (pics to come) . My question is " does anyone know, for a fact, what the temp tolerances are for the gasket between the lid and the body on a BGE are? I am considering using it between the fire pan and the smoker body on a master forge vertical, similar to a ECB. It will undoubtably be exposed to some high temps. Probably in excess of 1000 degrees.
Thanks in advance.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03 12 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The standard felt gasket will start to go at around 700°. They have a high heat nomex gasket, I've replace mine with it but haven't tested it out. Some folks are replacing theirs with the braided gasket similar to what is used on oven doors.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03 12 11:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would highly recommend using fibreglass rope instead.
Pick up a kit and use high temp RTV to fasten it to the body.
The RTV has water resistant properties as well. Good luck.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05 12 3:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the replies. I have the fiberglass rope, it's a little too thick for my purpose. I used the egg gasket and am doing my test burn now. Having trouble keeping it under 275*, but that's another story.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05 12 3:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

On my grill dome I used fiberglass tape rather than rope. It's about an inch wide and 3/16" thick. Works great.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07 12 1:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, Doug. May I ask where you bought it. I did a 12 hour test run Saturday and the BGE gasket failed to hold up, as Rocko advised.
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