JOTUL Series 8 door gasket

rangeroad

Member
Apr 15, 2016
5
Canada
This is my first wood stove, and I’ve been loving its simplicity and ability to put out good heat for our cabin. Ran into a slight glitch when I replaced the door gasket. I just noticed that a small piece of the new gasket has broke off, approx 2”. Not sure what what I might’ve done wrong, I feel I used enough cement. How bad would it be to continue using with these piece missing? Would it warp the door? I’m in Canada and winter has started, stove is constantly running 4-500 for long periods of time.
 

begreen

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Nov 18, 2005
79,069
South Puget Sound, WA
Might have been a flaw in the gasket or just a cheap replacement? For best fire control replace the gasket with a new one.
 

rangeroad

Member
Apr 15, 2016
5
Canada
It was an Imperial kit with gasket and cement. Are there issues with this brand? It’s the only option in big box stores where I live. Would rather not use it again if it’s regarded as a cheap product.
 

begreen

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Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
79,069
South Puget Sound, WA
If you have a local Jotul dealer that has good quality door gasket I would go with that. You can use a decent quality RTV silicone for the gasket cement.