עָטִין
The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS.


Forum Portal Recipes Smoke Signals Magazine Welocme Merchandise Associations Purchase Subscription Brethren Banners
Go Back   The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS. > Discussion Area > Q-talk

Notices

Q-talk *ON TOPIC ONLY* QUALITY ON TOPIC discussion of Backyard BBQ, grilling, Equipment and just outdoor cookin' in general, hints, tips, tricks & techniques, success, failures... but stay on topic. And watch for that hijacking.


Reply
Thread Tools
Unread 01-15-2010, 10:10 PM   #1
1_T_Scot
is Blowin Smoke!
 
Join Date: 06-03-08
Location: Pontiac Illinois
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default BGE Gasket Nomex or Regular?

Is Nomex worth the Extra $10. Any advantages sealing or life. I've looked at Naked whiz and searched here lots of mentions just want some opinions. Found plenty of descriptions and tips but any new ones would be great.
__________________
Certified "MOINK" ball maker.

Supporting Disabled Veterans. Link Removed. Diveheart .org

Large Big Green Egg - Fathers Day 2009
1_T_Scot is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 01-15-2010, 10:24 PM   #2
CaptGrumpy
is one Smokin' Farker

 
CaptGrumpy's Avatar
 
Join Date: 03-03-08
Location: Sacramento, CA
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

You haven't fried your gasket already have you? The standard gaskets are fine but I install them with 3m Super 77 spray adhesive which is what they do with the nomex gaskets. Scrape the old gasket with a scraper and then get chemical gloves and a bowl of laquer thinner (I know they say acetone but the distributor has told me laquer thinner works best) and a scotchbrite pad and scrub the rim super clean. The wipe it down again before installing the gasket. If using the standard let it set for 24 hours before heating and do several low heat cooks before goig volcano with steaks. If going nomex or standard and using Super 77 it can be used about 2 hours after install.
I just installed new gaskets on both my large & XL BEs.
__________________
Team Grumpy

Red Thermapen & Red Guru DigiQII

Large Big Green Egg adopted 25MAR08
Small Big Green Egg adopted 01JUN08
CaptGrumpy is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 01-15-2010, 11:28 PM   #3
Midnight Smoke
somebody shut me the fark up.
 
Midnight Smoke's Avatar
 
Join Date: 01-24-08
Location: Southern Arizona Desert
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 1_T_Scot View Post
Is Nomex worth the Extra $10.
Compared to the standard gaskets, Yes! You do not want to be replacing the gasket very often. I really think the key is to do several ... several and then some low temp cooks to set the gasket.
__________________







**************************
*** Terry ~ aka Pork Smoker ***

** XL-BGE Hatched 06/20/2008 09:42 pm **
* Couple Weber Kettles, CharGriller, UDS *
* Ultra Fast Red Thermapen *
Projects
Kamado Restoration
Bandera Restoration




Midnight Smoke is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 01-16-2010, 07:13 AM   #4
wildride3434
Is lookin for wood to cook with.
 
Join Date: 03-23-09
Location: Fuquay-Varina, NC
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Nomex is the way to go!

If you haven't replaced a gasket before, the prep time ( cleaning the old gasket off and masking for the spray glue ) is just as important as laying that new gasket in place.

I believe fredsmusicandbbq.com has a step-by-step video for the nomex gasket.
wildride3434 is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 01-16-2010, 07:58 AM   #5
fsmith
Knows what a fatty is.
 
Join Date: 01-12-10
Location: Halethorpe, MD
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

I know there's a big divide between the two camps, but when my gasket fried I used the Rutland gasket.

It's been on for 3 years now and no issues.

fred
fsmith is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 01-16-2010, 08:28 AM   #6
1_T_Scot
is Blowin Smoke!
 
Join Date: 06-03-08
Location: Pontiac Illinois
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CaptGrumpy View Post
You haven't fried your gasket already have you?
No mine is showing some burn etc... I noticed when making some burgers last night. I'm going to Dollar test it today (after it cooled).

I want to be prepared so I was going to order one and have it on hand.

I just don't want to have to eat Spagetti-O's for a week while I wait for it to come in then install it and wait. Maybe I need another egg or UDS for some variety.
__________________
Certified "MOINK" ball maker.

Supporting Disabled Veterans. Link Removed. Diveheart .org

Large Big Green Egg - Fathers Day 2009
1_T_Scot is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 01-16-2010, 09:22 AM   #7
Rick's Tropical Delight
** Permanent Timeout **
 
Join Date: 04-25-07
Location: Farmersville, Ohio
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

aramid gasket:
http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/sh...ad.php?t=67831

i got the roll, but i haven't installed on an egg yet.

here's a nomex install
http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/sh...ad.php?t=64479
Rick's Tropical Delight is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 01-16-2010, 12:59 PM   #8
1_T_Scot
is Blowin Smoke!
 
Join Date: 06-03-08
Location: Pontiac Illinois
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Got it thanks Rick Nice Links/threads.
__________________
Certified "MOINK" ball maker.

Supporting Disabled Veterans. Link Removed. Diveheart .org

Large Big Green Egg - Fathers Day 2009
1_T_Scot is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 01-16-2010, 01:20 PM   #9
Ross in Ventura
is One Chatty Farker

 
Ross in Ventura's Avatar
 
Join Date: 05-16-08
Location: Ventura, California
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

This is what I used
http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/sh...ad.php?t=70514

Ross
__________________
My Blog:http://grillingandsmoking.blogspot.com/
Large Green Egg The Ultimate Cooking Experience. Hatched 6-21-07, DigiQ2, Supperfast,, Red Thermapen, and ET-732
Ross in Ventura is offline   Reply With Quote


Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
BGE Gasket Wilcox farmer Q-talk 3 12-11-2011 09:19 AM
bge nomex gasket - alternate source Rick's Tropical Delight Q-talk 7 02-06-2010 05:50 PM
Nomex gasket - DONE !!!! MilitantSquatter Q-talk 11 11-01-2009 06:53 PM
bge nomex gasket install Rick's Tropical Delight Q-talk 7 07-01-2009 09:30 PM

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Loading



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:14 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise v2.6.0 Beta 4 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
2003 -2012 © BBQ-Brethren Inc. All rights reserved. All Content and Flaming Pig Logo are registered and protected under U.S and International Copyright and Trademarks. Content Within this Website Is Property of BBQ Brethren Inc. Reproduction or alteration is strictly prohibited.