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Silicone Rope Gasket EKO 40 Super 1

Post in 'The Boiler Room - Wood Boilers and Furnaces' started by BulldogAcres, Feb 23, 2010.

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  1. BulldogAcres

    BulldogAcres Member

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    Replaced my old factory gasket with a Silicone Rope Gasket in my EKO 40 Super 1 less than 5 months old. What a difference the Silicone Gasket makes. The upper loading door opens without sticking. The old factory gasket would seal itself shut with creosote. I tried all the remedies but none worked. Actually, I think some of the remedies caused the factory gasket to break down and it started leaking. I ordered the Silicone Gasket from New Horizons for $50.00 including Priority shipping. Well worth the money. All I had to do was lift off the loading door, remove the old gasket, clean the channel and push the new Silicone Gasket into the channel. I no longer have to yank my guts out to pull the door open. The creosote does not stick to the Silicone.

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  2. Tony H

    Tony H New Member

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    The new gasket is much better than the old one ..... now if I can only get the damper door to stop sticking !
  3. BulldogAcres

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    I also had the problem with the Damper getting stuck. Most of the time I would open the loading door and after the smoke cleared I would use the Poker to bang on Damper till it opened. That problem stopped when I raised my Flue temperature from 100 degrees to 320 degrees. I think the extra heat going up the Flue keeps the creosote from hardening on the Damper. I was able to open my secondary air tubes four turns. My secondary air tubes we open about one turn from the factory. I also opened my draft fan from 1x2 inch to a little over 1 inch. After that I could actually hear the rumbling sound of the gasification. Another problem I was having was wood bridging. The bridging also stopped when I adjusted the secondary air and opened the the draft fan.
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    Tony H New Member

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    I get good gasification and no bridging . Mine happens when the boiler idles too much on warmer days and the door gets sticky.
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