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T5 gasket problem

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by sblat, Sep 4, 2012.

  1. madison

    madison Minister of Fire

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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.

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  2. Hearth Mistress

    Hearth Mistress Minister of Fire

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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

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    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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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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