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How long do you let sealant cure?

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by blwells45, Nov 8, 2012.

  1. blwells45

    blwells45 New Member

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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?

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  2. smoke show

    smoke show Guest

    I let the heat cure it. ;)
  3. blwells45

    blwells45 New Member

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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.
    smoke show likes this.
  4. DemonGT

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    just cover it up with flue tape. ;)
  5. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

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

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