Smoke seal installation

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by mywaynow, Dec 26, 2010.

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  1. mywaynow

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    Minister of Fire

    Dec 13, 2010
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    So I have ordered and received a kit to replace the fiberglass seal around the double door front, side door and griddle. I went over the directions but am not clear on the process post glueing of the seal. I had a friend mention to install the seal then fire the stove to set the system. I don't see a mention of that firing in the directions, but they are limited in description. What is the proper step by step once the old seal and glue is removed?
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  2. DAKSY

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    Dec 2, 2008
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    Averill Park, NY, on Burden Lake II...
    After you get all the old gasket cement out of the groove,
    take a wet rag or a sponge & get all the dust out as well.
    If you're gonna use gasket cement, cut the tip of the tube small
    enuff to apply a 1/8 bead to the bottom of the groove & with
    a Q-Tip or your pinkie or a piece of the gasket material,
    prime the entire groove with a thin coat of the cement.
    Let it dry for a couple of minutes, then run another
    bead throughout the grooves.
    I believe one of your doors will only have a U-shaped gasket,
    & the other will have a complete gasket, that will go inside & outside.
    Lay the gasket in the groove, pushing it into the cement as you work
    your way around, but make sure you don't stretch the gasket.
    For the door with the "U," start with a good clean edge & don't cut til
    you get the gasket completely in.
    For the door with the complete gasket, start laying it between the hinge
    posts & work your way around til you get to the starting point.
    Cut the end clean & match it with the starter. Close the doors &
    then open them again. With the wet rag, wipe off the excess cement.
    Close the doors again & let them set up according to the directions on the tube.
    If you're gonna use RTV, you won't hafta prime the groove, &
    the rest of the procedure is the same as above.
    Good Luck!
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