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).
By eFireplaceStore on September 19, 2014
It is only necessary to use furnace cement at the junction point of each casting. A product such as the Rutland Pre-Mixed Black Furnace Cement - 10.3 Ounce Cartridge
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.
A high quality iron polish, such as the Rutland Black Stove and Grill Liquid Polish - 8 Ounce Container
should be used to renew cast iron.
By Tom on November 9, 2012
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.