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Where to buy gaskets for Lopi stoves?

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by GuitarManDave, Feb 22, 2011.

  1. GuitarManDave

    GuitarManDave New Member

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    I have two Lopi pellet insert stoves (stoves that fit into a fireplace).

    As part of the yearly maintenance I pull the exhaust blower and clean it out which means replacing the gaskets (I am not talking about the rope gasket that goes around the door). Is there anyplace online that sells these or am I stuck buying them from my overpriced local dealer?

    Thanks!
    Dave

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  2. GuitarManDave

    GuitarManDave New Member

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    How lovely.
  3. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

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    Well you sort of bashed Franks and many others so what do you expect?

    You can buy sheet lytherm gasket material and roll your own.

    If you know the configuration of that gasket (diameter, number and space of the bolt holes/slots) you may find that it is the same as is used on other stoves.
  4. GuitarManDave

    GuitarManDave New Member

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    Huh? Who did I bash? This is my first post and all I said was that my local dealer was overpriced. Frank is not my local dealer - I've never heard of him. And saying the local dealer is overpriced isn't exactly bashing nor is it an uncommon sentiment. Please explain what is going on. I just created a brand new account on this forum and suddenly I'm being attacked for no obvious reason.
  5. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

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    You aren't being attacked.

    You just got the same thing you did in your very first post on the forum returned by one of the local dealers.
  6. GuitarManDave

    GuitarManDave New Member

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    Not being attacked? I posted a harmless comment and someone responds with "puke gag/wristslash" which I guess means that they want me to gag on my own puke then slash my wrists? Yeah - that doesn't sound like an attack.

    Then when I comment on his lack of tact with "How lovely" you defend the guy saying that I was the one who attacked him.

    I still don't understand what incredibly offensive thing I said to produce this vitriolic response.
  7. webbie

    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    Fannks is/was out of line in that post, IMHO.

    I know for a FACT that many stove dealers do tens of thousands of dollars worth of business by being on Hearth.com
    They don't complain about that.
    Therefore, they should not complain about a person trying to save a buck on gasket or accessories.

    This board and site are not set up to benefit dealers (in general), but to benefit customers. Dealers who do their job well should not have any concerns about a gasket or tub of furnace cement someone buys online. As a matter of fact, when I was a dealer I didn't like to deal with all that little stuff.......PITA.

    In any case, it's no different than someone talking about the price of pellets and where to get a deal.
    Let's keep it helpful - meaning no posts unless they are actually helping.
  8. GuitarManDave

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    Thanks Craig.

    For the record I *do* support my local dealer. However they aren't setup to easily take orders for minor parts such as gaskets. It usually involves a couple of phone calls and an email and they end up shipping it anyways since "local" is a relative term - they are over an hour from my home.

    I was just looking for someplace I can order gaskets quickly at reasonable cost without all the hassle.

    Dave
  9. SmokeyTheBear

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    Then for the "record" that is all you should have said.

    Now to your problem there are only a few different precut combustion blower motor gaskets.

    You can as I already mentioned roll your own from sheet Lytherm (HVAC supply houses usually carry this).

    Then you can visit most non big box hardware stores and buy a length of self adhesive backed window gasket material of the appropriate thickness and use it as a temporary gasket until you run down a genuine Lopi gasket.

    Note there are warranty and certification issues with using the window gasket and the sheet Lyterm as these are not original Lopi parts.

    Some folks have even used RTV instead of the gaskets. Once again the above statement applies.
  10. Don2222

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    Hello

    There are basically 2 sizes for Combustion Blowers - Small 6†or Large 7â€

    So for my Avalon Astoria Large Size Stove, the Combustion Blower is the Large blower Gasket
    http://www.stove-parts-unlimited.com/Combustion_Motor_No_Housing_Large_p/10-1111.htm

    To verify this will fit see the Travis Part # in the above link = Travis #93005535

    This 7†Combustion Blower will fit:
    * Yankee FS & Insert
    * Avalon Newport FS & Insert

    You can also measure the gasket on your Lopi combustion blower as a final check.

    Here is the 7†Gasket for $12 but if you shop around you can get it for as low as $9
    http://www.stove-parts-unlimited.com/Whitfield_Exhaust_Motor_Gasket_Large_p/814005016.htm

    Here is the 6†Gasket for $11 but if you shop around you can get it for as low as $8
    http://www.stove-parts-unlimited.com/Whitfield_Exhaust_Motor_Gasket_Small_p/851002016.htm

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  11. webbie

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    I would think RTV would make a gasket in a pinch, but then again I don't know much.....surely not a pellet stove expert.
    But it seems like the above should give folks a number of options.
  12. SmokeyTheBear

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    Ill add one more thing the RTV should be rated at 600 degrees or better as the combustion blower will thermal off at 475 and I'd want that gasket to hold past that.

    There are various silicon sealants that are rated all over the place, I prefer Rutland brand and usually use nothing rated less than 600.

    I'm not a pellet stove expert either.

    I just like my exhaust path well sealed and the seals not subject to meltdown or flare off (and yes silicone sealant will burn if pushed past its ratings).
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    best to "stick" with the original lytherm vs silicone

    has much better anti vibrational qualities( read quieter!)

    edit:
    you dont say which model, but the newer models use the same 7" round gasket as whitfield p30,traditions, optima

    the housing gasket will even work
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    I bought a sheet of ceramic fiber paper from a local hvac distributor . 15" x 24" x 1/8" 2300 Deg. F. for $17.00 Thats about 4 years of burnpot , combustion blower gaskets .Not a bad deal.
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    Sorry sorry. I have been informed by the Webmaster privately that I should keep negative or moronic comments to myself. I should not be distracting from the goal of this forum, which is to help people. I have taken due notice thereof and will govern myself accordingly. Sorry again for the post.
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    Hey Franks...nothing like a little excitement early in the heating season!

    If the new guy sticks around I'm sure he'll hear plenty more moronic comments from me and imacman...but mostly from imacman!!!
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    imacman Guest

    HEY! I resemble that remark!!! :p
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    Speaking of gaskets. Does anyone know of a source for the cap gasket for a 3" clean-out T? I looks and feels like a piece of high density foam. I have search about and came up empty.
  21. Don2222

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    Much cheaper to make your own!
    http://www.hearth.com/talk/threads/...ower-hi-temp-lytherm-gasket-from-sheet.86680/

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