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Help finding Gasket Material

Post in 'Classic Wood Stove Forums (prior to approx. 1993)' started by Grannyknot, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. Grannyknot

    Grannyknot New Member

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    I replaced my door gaskets last night with this....
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    I guess I chose the wrong item, because the doors will not shut properly now.
    I guess the rope type isn't a suitable replacement for the flat type that was on there to begin with.

    Any help finding a flat gasket kit?

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  2. oldspark

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  3. coaly

    coaly Fisher Moderator Staff Member

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    ACE Hardware sells it by the foot off the roll around here. The flat type is normally used for installing glass in doors.
  4. valley ranch

    valley ranch Feeling the Heat

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    I found gasket rope at Lowe's. They have 5/8" and 3/8". when installing the gasket if you pull the rope as installing it will become thinner, if you just lay it in it will be thicker. You can install the rope, without glueing, and try to close the door using paper to see if it leaks, if all is well glue it in.
  5. Grannyknot

    Grannyknot New Member

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    Thanks for the replies. I think I'm just going to stick with the round rope that I installed.
    The doors are hard to shut properly, but I think I'm going to wait and see if the gaskets break in and give a little more over the next few months.
    If its still hard to open and close after that point, i'll tear the gaskets out and buy some flat gasket.
  6. spoon059

    spoon059 New Member

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    I installed the 3/8" in my Fisher. When I laid it in, it wouldn't close right. I took some small binder clips and clipped one end in a corner and pulled it tight and clipped the other end. I let that set for about 10 minutes, then I took the clips off and closed the door, it works fine now. Give that a shot.

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