Sizing a Replacement Door Gasket?

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by wilbilt, Dec 1, 2007.

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  1. wilbilt

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    I need to replace my door gasket (rope type).

    How is the 3/8"-1/2" 5/8" sizing figured?

    Width of door channel, depth of door channel, some other factor?
     
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    The number is the diameter of the gasket....
     
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    ...Right...but how does the gasket diameter relate to the dimensions of the mounting?

    Is there a "squish factor"?
     
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    I don't think it really does, you just need to know the right size for your stove. Ask Hogz all about that.

    Maybe take a piece to a stove shop? Could probably match it up.
     
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    There are different densities of the gaskets
    one 1/2 gasket will be Firmer than the next depending on the brand
    The density of the weave.
     
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    I think the currently installed gasket is the wrong size. The manufacturer has been out of business for a long time.

    How to determine the correct size?
     
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    Opps
     
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    If the current gasket is of a size/density that it seals the door I wouldn't worry about what size the stove was designed for. A good seal is all you need. Take the current seal off and take it shopping with you. Still might take a little trial & error to get it right but you'll get there. Hands on comparison always works best for me.

    Peggy
     
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