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Sawdust

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High Temp silicone
« on: October 08, 2012, 08:08:31 AM »

I have read several post that mention using silicone to when installing a new door gasket. What temperature rating is considered  " high temp " , for this ? What are some sources for this product? Thanks for any info.
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Re: High Temp silicone
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2012, 08:51:32 AM »

I use rutland high temp. It's rated to 500 degrees and is sold at most hardware stores, tractor supply and the net. Comes in clear black or red. You can get it in a squeeze tube or calking gun tube cost $8 when I got  some last week .
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Re: High Temp silicone
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2012, 05:41:59 PM »

I used regular clear silicone per my local dealer. Seems to be working great.
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Re: High Temp silicone
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2012, 05:19:33 AM »

Thanks for the replys. I ended up going to Tractor suppy. There were several temp. Rated silicon products. I purchased one for about 8:00$. , rated 600 deg.  They had some for 650 deg. @ 2400:$. I removed the old rope, used a disc hinder to clean out the channel, ran a 3/16 bead all around and the placed the fiberglass rope in without stretching it, I then caulked to completely cover , then floated it off level, let it set 24 hrs. Thought I was not going to be able to get the door closed , used a cheater pipe to force it Let  it set one day then built a fire. The door and seal has since seated so that I can closed it and, it is sealed really well. Next time I would stretch the rope just a little.
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Re: High Temp silicone
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2012, 02:40:02 PM »

Hey sawdust I wouldn't stretch it I done that to my indoor stove once and after about a month it started pulling away from we're the gasket rope is butted up to one another. I suggest not putting the gasket sealer over rope next time and it should fit fine but most times you have to re adjust door when new gasket is on and again when it is seated in good
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