Fiberglass gasket - biggest rip off

derrickp Posted By derrickp, Oct 7, 2008 at 11:31 PM

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  1. derrickp

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    Sorry guys need to vent!

    Cleaning out the blower motor on my Yankee Lopi stove, I was warned about being careful with the gasket, but one side was welded to the stove and the other side was welded to the motor/fan. Impossible to get either side free without ripping it.

    Good thing it is only $18 to replace, I guess I will be buying one of these per year!

    Derrick
     
  2. greggo730

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    I was just going to post a thread about (combustion blower gaskets) for my Englander stove I need one after cleaning it there's was $10.50 but the shipping was$12.50 Any body know if you can buy the material and make your own.


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  3. derrickp

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    Yeah it is frustrating that they cost so much(I forgot to consider shipping). But obviously you cannot be without one so they have you by the balls.
     
  4. rap69ri

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    I purchased a square sheet of exhaust manifold gasket from NAPA for about $10. The sheet is large enough to make gaskets for the fans and burnpot for 3 years. The material can be cut with shears, but a scroll saw does a much neater job. I have tested this material on several stoves and haven't had any problems with leaks.
     
  5. bostonbaked

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    I was thinking the same thing. I have been hammering out gaskets for years. Old school is sometimes the best. Good thinking rap.
     
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    And my wife thinks I'm just a pretty face :)
     
  7. Czech

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    Apparently many stove makers are going with RTV like stuff, both for pots and fans. I used the typical auto store high temp RTV and it worked fine, may be a bit more difficult to remove but I'll deal with that when I get there. The Quad Castile gasket that I recently purchased was $25 smacks, my jaw dropped so far that the dealer lowered the price to $18. Still.....
     
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    I thought about the rtv, but like you said removing it is no fun. The exhaust gasket works great, but its con is cutting it.
     
  9. Panhandler

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    Yeah, they got me once. I don't mind so much the price of the gasket, but when I'm paying more for shipping than the product........
     
  10. muss

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    My lopi leyden has a full gasket over the empeller (fan blades) so i couldn't get in there to clean as i didn't want to create a problem for myself. I emailed travis industries at 2 different addresses & never got a reply. Too bad cause the stove heats really well . I have 3 dogs so i can only imagine what i have in there. Being the procrastinator that i am, i will probably wait & see what if anything goes wrong. Dealer told me to go thru the other side but i ain't doing that cause the control-sensor panel is on that side . The only thing i'm mastered at is flyfishing & birdhuntin' Muss
     
  11. BrotherBart

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    The problem is that ESW only ships via UPS Ground. Shipping 20 combustion blower gaskets is the same shipping cost as shipping one with UPS. The same problem that caused us to start using the Postal Service for shipping lighter items to our customers. With UPS you are paying massive fuel surcharges and for $100 worth of insurance on the shipment even if the item shipped is only worth fifteen cents.

    One way to ease the pain is to order quantities of the gaskets you know you are going to need in one order for the same $12.50 total shipping cost.
     
  12. greggo730

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    I tryied using Rutland black latex Seal it Right (800 o) direct vent sealant but I'm geting smoke in the house.The stuff was pretty thick but I don't think it has any silicone in it .Doe's any body know if the stove dealers sell gasket material in sheets??
     
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    I thought about using the HiTemp silicone if and when I need a gasket for the combustion blower, etc., but since I've used it for years on the headers on our sprint car engines, and know what a pain it can be to get off, I think the best solution to cost and availability would be what rap69ri mentioned above....get some exhaust gasket material from your local auto parts store, and cut your own out.
     
  14. greggo730

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    I probably should have tried the silicone first ahh but what the heck live and learn.The exhaust manifold stuff sounds pretty interesting.I was hoping that someone new a source for the gasket material though.
     
  15. Panhandler

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    That looks like the two inch wide woven gasket material that is the gasket under my hopper lid. We also use it at work.I'm sure that you'd want a one piece gasket. The gaskets on these stoves aren't really rocket science. As long as the material is rated for the use (heat) and you can fit one correctly, it shouldn't be hard to find. A poster mentioned the auto parts market as a source for the Englander stoves. That's where I'm headed next time. Talk to a mechanic friend. I got bit once on shipping, not twice.
     
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