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Another PE baffle gasket question

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by jqgs214, Aug 5, 2012.

  1. jqgs214

    jqgs214 Minister of Fire

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    What do you guys think of 1/8" fiberglass fabric. Mcmaster sells it in 3" or 4" or 6" wide by 10 ft long for about $12.60. Thinking of buying some and cutting out the center hole. Mcmaster part# is 8817k892, max temp is 1000deg. Could always stack 2 high if not thick enough. Could make like 40 gaskets out of one piece.

    Yea or Nay?

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  2. Shadow&Flame

    Shadow&Flame Minister of Fire

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    If you find out it works...let us know.
  3. certified106

    certified106 Minister of Fire

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    You can be the guinea pig and let us know how it works.....;)
    I think it sounds like a good idea but I do wonder if 1000 degree rating is high enough for the firebox of the stove.
  4. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    If you are going to try this I would get the 1/8" vermiculite coated version in a 2" or 3" wide strip roll. It's rated at 1500F. http://www.mcmaster.com/#87835K742

    But frankly that seems more hassle than it's worth. This is a coarse woven fabric so it's uncertain how well the weave integrity will be when cut down to a narrow 1/4", but my gut feeling is that it will not be too good. In comparison, you can make a hogwildz gasket for a buck and it will last for years.
  5. jqgs214

    jqgs214 Minister of Fire

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    Good point, thats why I asked it here. what size rope did hogz use?
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    madison Minister of Fire

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    3/8" -- though if you could find 1/4" (? if it is made) it would make reinserting the baffle retaining pin a little easier
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    jqgs214 Minister of Fire

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    Interesting tidbit, rutland gasket as per their website is good to 1000 deg. I bought 1400 deg rope from Mcmaster.
  9. Sisu

    Sisu Feeling the Heat

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    You can also try cutting out a gasket from a batt of Roxul. Roxul can take more heat vs fiberglass. Just make sure to use a serrated type bread knife to cut it out.

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