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Replaced the Door Gasket

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by Shawn, Mar 1, 2013.

  1. Shawn

    Shawn Member

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    Hi,

    I just replaced the door gasket in my Lopi Freedom Bay. How long do I need to wait before having a fire? Directions on the adhesive just say stove should be fired within 30 days.

    Thanks.
    Shawn

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  2. Highbeam

    Highbeam Minister of Fire

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    24 hours is what I've read.
  3. Woody Stover

    Woody Stover Minister of Fire

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    I've got a tube of Rutland Hi-Temp Stove and Gasket Cement right here; Says 'allow to dry for 1 hr. then fire for final cure.'
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  4. Joful

    Joful Minister of Fire

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    The idea is to have it dry and set before you fire, typically a few hours. I usually wait 2+ hours, and have had no issues.
  5. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    We usually wait 4 hours before building a very small fire. Let that cool a bit then fire it right up.
  6. HaTaX

    HaTaX New Member

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    I let mine sit overnight and then had a small fire with top temps pretty darn low and the blower on high, after that I went for a 500F temp on top with the blower at a lower speed, and finally a 650F temp with the blower off, each time the stove was cooled to under 200F before re-lighting. There was some furnace cement I wanted to cure at the same time so I kinda went OCD on it...

    I think their general instruction is that it gets at least 1 low temp cycle before being baked at 500F+, it's not something that needs to be perfect to get a good cure out of it.

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