Make your own Combustion Blower Hi Temp Lytherm Gasket from Sheet

Don2222 Posted By Don2222, May 9, 2012 at 5:35 PM

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  1. imacman

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    The typical gasket used by almost every stove manufacturer will "fall apart" like yours when you remove the blower.....nothing unusual there. Unless your PDV was a used stove, and the previous owner didn't do a good job replacing the blower gasket, I doubt there were vacuum leaks there.
     
  2. save$

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    I did this right from the onset. Just remember to save your outline for the next time. Why pay more for the precut!
     
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    Good work!
     
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    I did this from the onset also. What I did though was outline the exhaust blower when it was out and while I was pressing to the lytherm it left enough of an imprint to see where it needed to be cut on the inside.

    I noticed Brunner's bits and pieces there is 1/4" and 1/8" is the 1/8 sufficient??
     
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    The stuff I used wasn't 1/4 th in. thick. The stuff I took off that was the original wasn't that thick either. What I put on has worked out just fine. My replacement is stronger and I think holds up better than the one that came with the stove.
     
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    Thanks for all the info. :)

    Don't they make a "re-usable" material??

    200th post Woo-hoo! Where's my prize?
     
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    Genius!!!
    Great pics!
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    Would this stuff work to make the flue adaptor gasket? The red diamond shape gasket under ammo can.
     
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    when Im out of the stock gasket I use 1/4" window/flat tape gasket with the adhesive on it. works great. and dont fall apart the next time you pull the blower off.
     
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    This worked well for me. It was part of a reconditioning on a 1991 (Travis industries) Avalon pellet stove I bought recently. The gasket would have cost 20 dollars easy from the pellet stove dealer nearby. I used these sheets and have enough for a leftover repair in the future. Good luck on your plan.
     
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    Thanks Z. Bought a sheet for 8.99.
     
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