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New gasket...or...?? BKK question-

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by Beetle-Kill, Sep 28, 2013.

  1. Beetle-Kill

    Beetle-Kill Minister of Fire

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    Checked the door gasket, all good except for the lower right corner. That area did not pass the dollar-bill test. I'm thinking of a new gasket and loosening up the tension on the latch enough to seal but not have to crank it into position. OR,- has the door frame warped enough I need to think about straightening it? I'm not aware of that being a problem with these doors but , who know's? Input? Thanks, JB.

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  2. webby3650

    webby3650 Master of Fire

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    I highly doubt it's warped! Unless the gasket is a month old, I'd put money on it being the problem.
  3. Beetle-Kill

    Beetle-Kill Minister of Fire

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    webby3650, I plan on replacing the gasket because of this, but.. I'm wondering about the latch. The latch "cam's" the door closed, and I have a substantial amount of wear on the contact areas on the latch/cam. Over time, I can see this becoming the cause as the contact points might cause the door to effect a "twist" when shut. Especially on the far side from the hinge points. - anyone else see this on their doors? Thanks, JB

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