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Did the cleaning, made a custom baffle gasket, shes cooking now.

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by Hogwildz, Oct 29, 2008.

  1. Hogwildz

    Hogwildz Minister of Fire

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    Small & mediums for me won't cut it for a good overnight burn. They will burn hot yes, but not long, well not as long as big splits.
    That one round was about 9" or so. I split the wood last year for big rectangular splits specifically for overnight burns. I am still burning crap wood up first though.
    I am going with the rectangular and square splits to get as much spaced packed up as possible. Rounds do work good also but ya get some unusable space also.
    If I have any space left on top, then I add mediums & smalls to fill any gaps.

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    thanks for the pics and great tutorial. one question, what is the diameter of the gasket material? thanks in advance
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    I think it is 3/8"
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    great job hog!
    why do you have the extra length on top the chimney? was that to help draft?
    now i gotta get some 3/8 and make one too good idea!! and helluva fire!!
  6. Hogwildz

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    Well with the rigid, I wanted to make sure I had enough. The seam is about 6" or so below the top of the clay tile.
    I prolly could have gotten away with a 1' section, but would rather have been too long than too short.
    Some day I may see if 1' will clear, but for now Its good for me.
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    Hogwildz,

    Quick question. The insulation blanket that makes up the baffle, why not use that material to make your baffle gasket?. Seems like it would have been easier to work with...
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    Hogwildz Minister of Fire

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    I don't have any laying around. Its too fragile & compressible. The original gasket material may be some variation of that.
    I had the rope gasket & wanted something that I can continually reuse after each seasons cleaning. And it was free.
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    I am about to replace my toasted baffle gasket.

    When perusing the NorthlineExpress website, I noticed that they have 11/16" Wide "Grapho-Glas Flat woodstove gasket Tape". http://www.northlineexpress.com/itemdesc.asp?ic=5RU-93

    Has anyone examined this material? And would like to add an opinion if this material would work for replacement of the Summit/Alderlea baffle gasket? Specifically, it's thickness compared to the OEM gasket vs Hog's 3/8" modification.

    Also, any opinions on various glue/adhesives for cementing door gaskets?
    http://www.northlineexpress.com/category/woodstove-gaskets.asp

    Hog, how did the 3/8" gasket hold up this past season?

    Thanks in advance
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    madison Minister of Fire

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    Duh! I just realized that fashioning the corners of the rectangular gasket with the flat tape would be impossible.

    Hog, rather than weaving the two ends of the 3/8" gasket material, do you think that you could use the gasket cement to join the two ends of the gasket?

    Also, any opinions on the various gasket cements?
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    Actually, the issue is the 11/16" width. The PE gasket is only about 3 or 4/16ths wide. And door window gasket is usually pretty thin. Maybe the graphite gasket could be cut down the middle? Making corners is easy. Cut out the 45 deg. bevels.
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    One picture IS worth a thousand words, Hogwildz. You just proved it. Well done and very informative post.

    Thank You.

    John_M
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    Duh!.... Again. Seems like the 3/8" rope would be more sturdy, rather than cutting the corners and ripping the width of the tape.

    Thanks for the observations.
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    CK-1 Feeling the Heat

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    Why not make the gasket of out Kaowool?..
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    madison Minister of Fire

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    Thanks, did a quick search, but only found $400 rolls... Any link or source to find smaller quantities?
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    You can try the furnace cement, but I think your going to find it break off and falls apart.
    I dont know that for sure, but thats what I imagine happening.
    I have not cleaned her yet, which I need to do soon. I'll report how it held up when I get it apart & check the home made gasket.
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    Just did a quick search to find this.. Could be better deals out there.. etc..

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Kaowool-Ceramic-Fiber-Blank--2300-1"x24"x25'-8#-dens-rl_W0QQitemZ130314582957QQcmdZViewItem
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    Just got done creating the "Hogasket" with 3/8" rope gasket. It took about 5 minutes to tie it up, I used latex gloves to prevent the itchy fingers. First try ended up being a little bit oversized, so I chopped out the knots, and retied.

    Impressive amount (~1/4") of compacted ash dust was on top of the baffle!

    Pretty simple task, thanks a ton for the great outline and pics.

    Still wondering how the "Hogasket" will hold up, can't be any worse than the OEM gasket. There was only a couple fragments remaining of the OEM gasket when I removed the baffle...


    Thanks again.
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    We used to run a bike shop in Manchester, NH named Hog Wild
    :)
    Attended the owners full Military Funeral today.
    Saw action in Bay of Pigs.
    He thought of the name and his son ran the place and I helped out.
    I love the name.
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    One small issue noted when repositioning the baffle, is the baffle pin holes do not exactly line up, as the 3/8" gasket raises the baffle a bit more than the OEM gasket. I believe that the weight of the baffle is most likely enough to keep it in place without the pin, OR I could drill/enlarge the baffle pin holes.

    Which when I relook at Hog's pictures in this thread, it appears that a second hole for the baffle pin was created?
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    One small issue noted when repositioning the baffle on the new rope gasket, is the baffle pin holes do not exactly line up, as the 3/8" gasket raises the baffle a bit more than the OEM gasket. I believe that the weight of the baffle is most likely enough to keep it in place without the pin, OR I could drill/enlarge the baffle pin holes.

    Which when I relook at Hog's pictures in this thread, it appears that a second hole for the baffle pin was created?
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    Actually, the offset holes on the baffle for pin were from factory, not my doing.
    The gasket should compress enough to allow for the pin to be inserted.
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    Correct, I put a small screw driver in and realinged/compressed the gasket, thanks.
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    PE replacement gasket, Hog style...

    Hog, have you checked your gasket after one yr? Curious to see a cpl pics if you get to it.

    thanx

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