I need a new primary combustion chamber gasket for my EKO 60, but in searching the topic here, I noted that somebody--I think it was DonL--recommended just applying high-temp silicone to the exiting gasket and calling it good. Couple of questions: 1.) Does the existing gasket need any prep or cleaning before I squirt the goop in the groove? 2.) Should I try to lay down a smooth bead and let it dry with the door open, or put it on and then close the door to seat it. If so, does the flange need any kind of cleaning or prep or a lubricant barrier of some kind to keep the silicone from sticking to it? I also remember a thread from long ago where someone said the best way to clean the gasket was to take it out and lay it down in the secondary combustion chamber to burn off the creosote and make it like new, more or less. Seems you could do the same thing with a torch, but maybe not worth the effort.