How long do you let sealant cure?

blwells45 Posted By blwells45, Nov 8, 2012 at 3:13 PM

  1. blwells45

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    I was having problems with smokeback on startup and after reading through the forums, found I hadn't sealed the stove adapter properly. I hadn't put sealant on the inside of the stove adapter before I put it on the stove. So, I took it apart at lunch, and put the sealant in there, and put it back together. How long should I let it cure, before I fire? I used the red RTV sealant and it says that with 1 hour the sealant hardens on the outside. And within 24 hours, it is fully cured. Should I wait the 24 hours? Or should I be good to fire tonight?
     
  2. blwells45

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    Success!!!! Adding RTV to the INSIDE of the stove adapter plus the flashlight trick to find a few small leaks means no more smoke smell in the house. Not the prettiest of jobs. But, sealed up tight. I'll pretty it up when I do my end of season maintenance.
     
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    just cover it up with flue tape. ;)
     
  4. SmokeyTheBear

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    No, get some hi-temp hunter orange paint and paint everything :p .
     

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