FireBlack12 BBQ smoker gasket (Self stick) - 1/2 x 1/8 x15'
Technical data: Soft seal technology can compress up to 60% of its natural thickness. Suggested temp range to 842 F. Typical range 500F w/ excusions to 1800F. Minimal decomposition at 500F-600F.
This is an excellent gasket that is featured on popular brands such as Yoder Smokers
Michael Masserant asks
Dear Sir or Madame,
I have some questions with which I hope you'll please help me.
Is the LavaLock product also made of DuPont Nomex? What is the performance difference between Lavalock (Nomex) and Lavalock?
Is there an advantage of the RTV adhesive used with gaskets which have no adhesive as opposed to the self-adhesive gaskets? Is performance similar with only differences in the application method? If so, does the RTV more forgiving during the gasket application process?
How well do the gaskets tolerate water during WSM hose / clean-out?
Thank you very much for your help!
<p>Most of the white LavaLock Gaskets utilize Nomex by DuPont. There are times where we may manufacture our smoker gaskets with an exact equivilent to nomex depending on material price and availability. The grey LavaLock gaskets use a blend of proproetary materials. Basically they can vay by sku. LavaLock self adhesive is very advanced. In most cases it is just as good as the rtv. They can both handle just about the same temperatures. The differnece is that self stick is easier to install and doesn't require cure time. Also, LavaLock rtv is good when its a very un-even surface or if you need to fill in a varying gap on your smoker door or lid. The rtv can be built up on the bbq smoker flange to even it out or shrink the gap. Water and hose clean out will not damamge the adhesive or gasket, althought the gasket is high temp felt and does wear over time. Thank you BBQgaskets.com</p>