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Post Fri. May. 19, 2017 1:08 am

Go some new glass .. old one pitted up really bad.

I'll be running the stove w/o a hopper next season .. still with anthracite, just to see how it goes.

So 2 sets of gaskets to replace,

Never changed gaskets before...how much cement is normally applied ? I'm thinking like a 1/4"

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Post Fri. May. 19, 2017 9:04 am

i always used a little more just to be safe . depends on the groove it sits in fred should be able to help you on that to . good luck with the fix.

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Post Fri. May. 19, 2017 9:33 am

Use a short piece to test. You want enough so it seals against the whole contact patch without ozzing out and making a big mess. Probably best to use a spoon like utensil to smear it in the groove and make sure everything is covered and then mash it in.
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Post Fri. May. 19, 2017 10:05 pm

or you could use waterglass to seal the deal...
Nice high temp adhesive that does not leave a bunch of crap behind to chip out...
When you have to redo the gasket in the future...
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Post Sat. May. 20, 2017 2:17 pm

coaledsweat wrote:Use a short piece to test. You want enough so it seals against the whole contact patch without ozzing out and making a big mess. Probably best to use a spoon like utensil to smear it in the groove and make sure everything is covered and then mash it in.
Good idea ... will test !

Sounds like pics in order !

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Post Sun. May. 21, 2017 5:12 pm

Work put off ... due to landscaping stuff ....

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Post Sun. May. 21, 2017 8:26 pm

I just love a good excuse. :lol:
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