Rope gasket sizes

Rope gasket sizes

PostBy: BrantSFGDS On: Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:17 am

Does anyone make a 9/16" rope gasket? I replaced the door gasket in my stove because the stove is from the 80's and the gasket was pretty crispy. Anyway, I used a 1/2" because a 5/8" is way too big but the 1/2" isn't exactly correct either. I was having some air leak issues, especially at the top of the doors. I ground down a sloppy weld that prevented the right door from closing correctly and I adjusted the latch so the doors would close tighter and this has helped tremendously. I can now get an overnight burn with wood and I'm getting a complete burn with anthracite as well. I guess it's sealing good enough at the moment but I can't help but think that a little thicker gasket is what it really needs. Any thoughts?
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Re: Rope gasket sizes

PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:38 am

I've always found that if i want it thicker i push it together as i install it ,if i want it thinner i just pull it harder as i install , that worked for me.
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Re: Rope gasket sizes

PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:49 am

Definitely go with the 5/8--like wh said--stretch it some & really force your latch shut--she'll form fit itself--always more--never less==funny, that's what she said last night. :clap: toothy
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Re: Rope gasket sizes

PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:52 am

PS---ya might want to unadjust that latch ya played with!
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Re: Rope gasket sizes

PostBy: samhill On: Thu Mar 06, 2014 12:04 pm

Freetown, if you have to put gaskets around it first your not saying much for yourself. :whistle: :shh:
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Re: Rope gasket sizes

PostBy: BrantSFGDS On: Thu Mar 06, 2014 12:31 pm

I tried scrunching the gasket as much as possible when I installed it but it still wasn't enough. I tried stretching some 5/8 while I was at the store but it didn't have much give. Maybe a different brand of 5/8 rope would work if it was more stretchy. I had to adjust the doors so they would close tighter for now but I would definitely have to readjust if I stuffed a 5/8 in there. I may try it but I just don't think it will fit.
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PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu Mar 06, 2014 1:48 pm

She said that also--BUT--if you're using this---it stretches--pull the sucker--this all sounds REAL weird don't it, BUT it works :clap: toothy
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Re: Rope gasket sizes

PostBy: BrantSFGDS On: Thu Mar 06, 2014 2:14 pm

I will look around for some different brands. The stuff I found was bulk roll at the local hardware joint, which was all I could find at the time. Anyways, I'm assuming that no one makes this stuff in 9/16".
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Re: Rope gasket sizes

PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu Mar 06, 2014 2:28 pm

Not that I've seen. You're just fightin that 5/8?? That rope in the pix was also on a bulk roll at a Tru-Valu
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PostBy: BrantSFGDS On: Thu Mar 06, 2014 2:42 pm

The rope that I found here was dark grey and really didn't have any give to it in 5/8. The 1/2 had a little give and was much closer to the size of the old rope. The only white rope I found was in the little kits but they were all too short and cost about 3 times as much. I'll look around in the next town over and see if I can find a different brand of bulk rope. That white rope looks a lot smoother than the grey stuff I used, it was kind of shaggy. Probably a different material.
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Re: Rope gasket sizes

PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu Mar 06, 2014 2:46 pm

YES, I've got some of the grey & it is not as pliable as the white. The Tru-Valu I got the white has been an old Ma & Pa store forever up here, hopefully you can track some down:)
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PostBy: MarkV On: Thu Mar 06, 2014 9:16 pm

Around here, there are a couple fireplace shops that have a bigger selection of door rope than the home centers or hardware stores. If you don't have a stove dealer near you might try that.

There must be more than one variety of gray rope, because the last time I bought gray it was the stretchiest/squishiest I'd seen. I remember I really compressed it when installing, and it still was too easy to shut and latch the door. I replaced it after one season.
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PostBy: nortcan On: Fri Mar 07, 2014 12:12 pm

You only need to gain 1/16", certainly possible to get it with most rope gasket having 1/2" (8/16") compressed rope.
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