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Make your own Combustion Blower Hi Temp Lytherm Gasket from Sheet

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by Don2222, May 9, 2012.

  1. imacman

    imacman Guest

    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.

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  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!
  3. Don2222

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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??

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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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  12. zrtmatos

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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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