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    BBQGaskets.com - self-adhesive gasket

    Just wanted to give a thumbs up for the self-adhesive gasket material from bbqgaskets.com. After e-mailing them for suggestions for my Weber kettle, I ordered a roll of Nomex self-adhesive (I think it was the 1/2" x 1/8" x 15'). They shipped right away, priority mail. Application on the kettle lid was easy and now there's not a hint of smoke other than the vent and the former thermometer hole that now provides probe access.

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    No kidding. I forget how many linear inches I put on my COS. It reduced my charcoal consumption by more than 30%.

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      #3
      Thanks for the tip. I am going to order some for my kettle

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        #4
        You don't need to remove the paint, but you do need to clean off any grease build up.

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          #5
          Yeah, some food grade degreasor does wonders. Of course, it's easier when you've only done a dozen or so cooks on it. And with 15 feet, I think I have enough to do my GOSM, which I originally did with RTV. I'm not that steady with a caulking gun, so you can imagine how much good that has done.

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            #6
            I might have to gasket my kettle now....and my COS all though, I'm supposed to be "getting rid of it."

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              Originally posted by The Burn View Post
              Yeah, some food grade degreasor does wonders. Of course, it's easier when you've only done a dozen or so cooks on it. And with 15 feet, I think I have enough to do my GOSM, which I originally did with RTV. I'm not that steady with a caulking gun, so you can imagine how much good that has done.
              Wow, I just used automotive Brake Clean and it worked great.

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                #8
                Do you leave a little gap for the probe wire? Or does it just seal it up around it?

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                  #9
                  Prochu - you probably could leave a gap, but I didn't have to deal with it. My Performer Silver (just an OTG with a cart) had a bi-metal thermometer in the lid, which I removed and I'm using that hole for my probes. The gasket is a felt-like material, so it wouldn't literally close up around a wire, but the probe wire may not make that much of a difference in the seal.

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                    #10
                    Ok - so I was smoking this weekend and was so curious about this exact issue. There was smoke pouring out all over the place. Through the top vents - which, ok - yeah, cool. That's where it's supposed to pour out, but curling all around where the lid meets the base. Frankly - it looked kinda cool but I was worried about how much heat it was losing. I put a hand to it, and it wasn't hot so I figured it was no big thing.

                    Sounds like it is a big thing though. Just went to the site. I have a weber kettle. I'm checking this out. Thanks!

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                      #11
                      Chris, you might also try some large paper clips to seal the lid of your kettle.

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                        #12
                        By paper clips, he means binder clips, also known as ACCO clips. The big ones. Didn't work for mine because the issue was some play from side-to-side, but it has apparently helped lots of people. Also dissuades you from opening the lid to peek, since you'd have to take all the clips off first

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                        • Chris_Ryan
                          Chris_Ryan commented
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                          Literally the first thing I thought of…"man, what a pain opening it up". So, it helps the cooking by keeping the smoke/heat in, and keeping ME out! I like it!

                          thanks guys!

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