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Special rope gasket necessary for catalytic stove?

Post in 'DIY and General non-hearth advice' started by Jason Reed, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. Jason Reed

    Jason Reed New Member

    Nov 24, 2012
    Hi all,

    I have taken apart my wood stove insert and found that the rope gasket for the top needs replaced as well as the side door gasket. The stove is a Dutchwest 2460.


    This is the kind of stove I have. I attached the PDF manual for the stove.

    I bought the appropriate gasket size, but when I looked at the package I noticed that the temperature max is 1000 F. I know the cat gets a lot hotter than 1000, but is the gasket going to hold up? I didn't see any different temperature ranges available for gaskets. Man, I'd hate to have a fire going and suddenly have the gasket fail!

    What do you guys and gals think? Do I need a gasket with a higher temp rating? Thank you so much for any help you can offer.


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  2. vinny11950

    vinny11950 Minister of Fire

    May 17, 2010
    Eastern Long Island, NY
    Jason, this thread needs to be in the Hearth forum where it will get noticed by people who can answer your question. Hopefully one of the moderators will move it.

    If you are talking about the top plate of the stove, I think the appropriate size gasket will do, as long as it is the fiberglass type made for wood stoves. The cat might get hotter than 1000 degrees but it sits in a chamber with an insulating element that controls the rediance of that heat, I think. I only speak from limited experience as I have yet to install mine.

    But do a search for Dutchwest 2460, or Dutchwest and plenty of threads come up - especially one that is a very detailed account from another member.
  3. jharkin

    jharkin Minister of Fire

    Oct 21, 2009
    Holliston, MA USA
    Im not directly familiar with this stove - but I believe the catalyst sits within a refractory housing correct?

    Any gasket that directly touches the catalytic or sits within the refractory chamber (where temps can hit 1600F) would need to be high temperature gasket material such has Condar catguard http://www.woodstovecombustors.com/Gasket_Details.html

    The gasket for the iron access panel you remove to get to the refractory package can be plain old rope gasket.

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