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VC resolute gasket question

Post in 'Vermont Castings & CDW Dutchwest older Models' started by jersey tamato, Jan 17, 2014.

  1. jersey tamato

    jersey tamato New Member

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    I replaced my gaskets before our cold season started. The doors weren't as tight as they were with the old gaskets. But it didn't smoke. I bought new gaskets just in case I wanted to replace them to create tighter fit. When a fire is really hot, I can see a slight glow from around the edge (like an opening). It's very slight, but in the dark I can see it. The new gaskets that came, are wire mesh.
    Can I use 5/16" wire mesh on the doors?
    thanks in advance

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  2. DAKSY

    DAKSY Patriot Guard Rider Staff Member

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    If your gaskets are shot, the stove won't smoke, unless there's a restriction in your chimney, but you will see a decrease in burn times.
    Did you try a "Dollar Bill" test on your doors?
    The 5/16" armored gasket is not meant for the doors, it's only meant for the griddle.
    Use the correct gasket for your doors.
  3. jersey tamato

    jersey tamato New Member

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    I have not done the dollar bill test. That's a great idea... I forgot about that! it seems as though I only see light, when the stove has been burning for more than 6 hours. But I will do the test. And I'll purchase the correct gaskets. Just in case.
    Thanks for the reminder about the dollar bill test DAKSY
  4. jersey tamato

    jersey tamato New Member

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    did the dollar bill test and failed miserably. So I'm going to redo the gaskets. ugh!
  5. defiant3

    defiant3 Feeling the Heat

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    Do you have a single front door, or 2?
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    jersey tamato New Member

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    i have 2 doors. but it doesn't smoke. i may try to adjust the handle first.
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    This is what I found elsewhere on the forum while searching for same info

  8. jersey tamato

    jersey tamato New Member

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    Thanks Komrade. I appreciate it.
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    jersey tamato New Member

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    ok... Update. I replaced the gaskets on the doors, and it's a much tighter fit. seems like the wood is burner slower and I have more control over the heat. thanks to everyone for the help

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