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What size is my gaskets??

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by mikedengineer, Sep 14, 2006.

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  1. mikedengineer

    mikedengineer New Member

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    Ok, this may seem obvious, but before I take them out how do I know what the size of the gaskets in my old VC Resolute stove are. I want to replace the griddle and door gaskets. Do I simply take them out, measure the slot they were in and go with what is close? My owners manual does not say. I

    have never done this before, but I think I have to clean out the slot real good then put some cement in and then the gasket.

    So, how do I know what size?

    -Mike

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  2. MountainStoveGuy

    MountainStoveGuy Minister of Fire

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    You can use the old gasket as a guage. when you remove it you can make it round again and get a good idea of what size it is. The rest is easy, clean the gasket channel, and put your gasket cemement in there, lay the gasket in, and fire away.
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    mikedengineer New Member

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    Thanks, I'll give that a try.

    -mike
  4. elkimmeg

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    griddle gaskets are a combination grafite and metalic I know where some have had sucess using 1/4" grafite fiber type replacements.
    I think you door gaskets are either 5/16 or 3/8" measre the grove. Better buy the complete VC gasket replacement kit about $20 including great instructions and gasket cement and the correct griggle replacement
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    mikedengineer New Member

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    Ahh...I'll stop out at my local stove shop and see if they have that kit.



    Thanks Elk.

    -Mike
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    mikedengineer New Member

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    I just called my local shop. Holy crap they want $60 for the kit!!! Where is a good place to buy it online? I believe it is kit #3440. I'll have to get the model #.

    -Mike
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