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Posted by: ChokeOnSmoke on 2011/04/03 13:58:59  

Installed a Rutland yesterday, that I got from Ron (RRP) back in February. I've been anxiously waiting for the weather to warm up here in Wisconsin.

I can't wait any longer, 45 degrees and sunny is going to have to do! I purchased a tube of Permatex Ultra Copper and a paint stripping wheel for the drill.

I first used a paint scrapper to remove the majority of the old (original) felt. It took maybe 5 minutes for both the lid and the base, it came off quite easily.

I then got the drill out with the paint stripper wheel to get the glue and remaining felt off. I spent 25 minutes each on the base and the lid. I had to recharge my drill between the base and the lid.

I now laid down the permatex in a zig zag pattern and used a trowel to even it out. I started out trying to do 5 inches at a time but that didn't work well for me. Too much going back and forth squeezing out permatex and pushing the Rutland it. I was making a mess and getting the permatex all over the gasket. I decided to go a 1/4 of the egg at a time. This went much smoother for me as I could just concentrate on laying the gasket down while bunching it. If I had to do it again, I think I'd put the entire permatex down first and then lay down the whole gasket. Maybe it was because it was only 45 degrees, but I never got the feeling that the permatex would have set/dried by the time I got all the way around? It really doesn't take long once the glue is on.

I ended up using about 94 inches on my XL. It seems to cover the entire width of rim all the way around after "bunching" it. Also, I probably used about 1/2 the tube of permatex.

Loosening the top band:


Removed the lid:


Removing old gasket with scrapper:


Gasket off. Time to clean the edge:


Paint & Rust remover for drill:


Ready to start stripping:


Lid is cleaned:


Base is cleaned:


Applying the Rutland with the Permatex:


Rutland is on!:



Seam in the back:


Lid back on after 2 hours, time to cure:


Thanks for looking!

R.D.
Packerland, WI

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