T5 gasket problem

sblat Posted By sblat, Sep 4, 2012 at 1:55 PM

  1. madison

    madison
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    Sep 12, 2008
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    Semantics?

    I was a little perplexed and actually called Rutland when the "adhesive" supplied with the white rope gasket failed so rapidly. They seemed clueless. That adhesive was rated to 1000 degrees.

    The adhesive supplied with the graphite kit had completely different physical properties, and was rated to 2000 degrees per the labeling on the tube.
     
  2. Hearth Mistress

    Hearth Mistress
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    Jan 24, 2012
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    Hum. I just looked at the tube of the Rutland cement I used to replace my gasket and it says its good up to 2000 degrees. If this is cement, what is adhesive? Does it matter?
     

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  3. begreen

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  4. madison

    madison
    Minister of Fire

    Sep 12, 2008
    1,492
    95
    Loc:
    41.33°N 74.18°W and 44.67°N 111.0°W
  5. begreen

    begreen
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    The Thermoseal gasket "cement" I have been using is rated @ 2000::F. It's a medium viscosity and works well. Some folks are using high-temp red RTV and say it's working well for them too. That stuff is only rated to 600F, but it seems to work.
     

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