A deteriorating gasket can lead to leaks of both heat and combustion gases that can reduce your stove's efficiency and reduce the quality of your indoor air. Replacing a gasket is easy. Gasket material comes in a variety of diameters, and you must choose the right size gasket rope and the appropriate adhesive for your model of stove. Gaskets are made from graphite-impregnated fiberglass and come in both white and black to match the finish of just about any stove.
I have a T and C gas fireplace insert. The glass broke and I ordered a new panel. I need the proper glue to adhere the metal frame to the metal mesh gasket, then the metal mesh gasket to the new ceramic glass. Do you carry this kind of adhesive?
I have a Meridian tile stove that has loose tiles above the metal door. What should I use to reattach the tile? Also, the inside of the stove has a foam material liner that needs to be fixed. What could I use to patch it?
By Will M. on January 6, 2015
While the tile adhesive was a "special mix" for Meridian stoves, Rutland Castable Refractory Fireplace Cement - 25 Pound Tub should more than able to do the job. While replacement would be recommended for the refractory panels, you would be able to use this product to temporarily repair the cracks as well.
By Jack from Vero Beach, Florida on September 19, 2014
I have a cast iron wood burning stove composed of back, front with mica glass windows in the front and two griddle tops. There are two doors one on the end and the one on the front. Should I be using gasket and adhesive wherever two casting meet? Should I be using a different gasket material on the doors and griddles? Is the adhesive really necessary? How do I determine the length and diameter of rope or tape to purchase? I purchased this stove last year and purchased some items from you so I could install it this winter; it has rusted a bit and before I bring it inside what should I do to turn it black again? (Black High Heat grill paint or Stove Black).
The doors and griddle covers should use fiberglass rope gasket and stainless wrapped grille gasket respectively. The gaskets should be large enough to fill the groove in each part and project out approximately 3/16 to 1/4 of an inch. Measure around the entire perimeter of the groove on each part to determine the overall length.
I have a Vermont Castings resolute completely apart and need cement for reassembly of the basic floor, walls, and top components (basic box.) It appears that A.W. Perkins High Temperature Furnace Cement #40 would be suitable. Do you have it in smaller quantity than 12 packs?
You also have Rutland 78e cement in tubes: which would be the preferable product? I have located the door and griddle gaskets I need on your website but have not seen that you have any 3/16 gasket material. I need about eight feet of this. Do you have it available?
on November 9, 2012
We do carry furnace cement, by Rutland Fire and Clay company, in individual tubes. These can be viewed here:
Given the nature of your project, these caulking gun style tubes would probably be the most manageable to work with. I am guessing this unit is cast iron. If so, this type of furnace cement is the best for assembly.
The only 3/16" gasket material available is this product:
This is an ovalized stove window gasket, but it may suit your needs. Please let me know if I can assist you further.