the rope gasket can be found usually at Ace Hardware or possibly a local hardware or appliance store, I used a small bead of high temp silicon on the lid in the groove and then put the gasket on and set it in place to let it dry overnight and now it seals up perfectly..
Robert aka Big Bob. :typing:
Home built 120 gallon stick burner on wheels,
Master Built 7-in-1 vertical,
Master Forge Charcoal grill,