Adhesive for Door Gasket

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velvetfoot

Minister of Fire
Dec 5, 2005
10,090
Sand Lake, NY
I'm about to replace the door gasket on my wood insert. It's been a while, but I think I've used the red silicone adhesive in the past with good results. The typical cement that you see in hardware stores associated with gasket replacement seems to be the hard silica stuff, although admittedly I didn't look close.

I'm thinking I should stick with the high temp (although the door probably gets hotter) silicone.

What do you think?

Thanks.
 

begreen

Mooderator
Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
90,419
South Puget Sound, WA
Red or Black RTV will work fine. I am noticing more stores and stove shops now have black Rutland RTV on the rack.
 

velvetfoot

Minister of Fire
Dec 5, 2005
10,090
Sand Lake, NY
Thanks. I did another cruise of the hardware store. They had the red silicone sealant, good to 600F. The stuff that came with the rope gasket comes in a small flexible tube which says it's good to 2000F. I'll see what the stove guy says tomorrow when I buy the 7/8" gasket that the hardware store didn't carry.
 

begreen

Mooderator
Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
90,419
South Puget Sound, WA
Many new stoves are now using RTV for the door gasket. It works better.