Gaskets are rated to 1000-degrees Fahrenheit.
Wood Stove Maintenance:
- Replace worn gaskets yearly on air-tight stoves.
- For peak efficiency check wood stove gaskets regularly and replace each season.
Benefits of Midwest Hearth Gaskets:
- Graphite impregnated gasketing is more abrasion resistant and less likely to get stuck with creosote ensuring a better and more consistent air tight seal.
- Black gasket is used by leading stove manufacturers due to better aesthetics and higher performance.
- There is no need to paint graphite impregnated gasketing.
- Be sure stove is cold.
- Wear protective gloves and eye protection.
- Protect work area with a drop cloth.
- Use a screwdriver or scraper to remove old gasket and clean door channels down to bare metal.
- Apply a bead of gasket cement in door channel.
- Press new gasket into wet cement and close door to check for airtight fit.
- Trim gasket as needed.
- Clean up all cement spills or excess immediately with wet cloth.