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Old 03-24-2004, 03:50 PM   #1
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make your own vent pipe gaskets

Some of you have already discovered this. but I cut my own vent gaskets from used a innertube at a local tire store. I used the aluminum stack as a template. I used a pillbottle as a template to cut the hole to go over the plastic pipe. You probably know how to finish the rest. The innertube was free. I used left over vulkem to seal with. ...Just my two cents worth.

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Old 03-24-2004, 04:38 PM   #2
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Vent gaskets

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Thanks for a very useful post. Have a karma sandwich.

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Old 03-24-2004, 06:09 PM   #3
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Thanks for the tip

Rick,
I will be getting to that job in the next few weeks, really appreciate the money-saving tip. Vulkem here I come...

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Old 03-24-2004, 08:05 PM   #4
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Lightbulb Vent stack gasket idea #2

I have never seen the real vent gaskets except a picture at Andy's Inland website.
But I was thinking of making some out of mousepads.
What do you all think of that idea?
Would that be too thick?
or a slick trick....
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Old 03-30-2004, 02:25 PM   #5
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I have never seen the real vent gaskets except a picture at Andy's Inland website.
But I was thinking of making some out of mousepads.
What do you all think of that idea?
Would that be too thick?
or a slick trick....
Just my two cents, but I guess I'd be concerned with the porous foam absorbing and holding water (noticed this when washing mousepads that would get grubby - now use optical trackball so don't need one anymore) whereas the innertube wouldn't. That and a couple years' worth of beating sunshine on it might have you right back up there doing it all over again!
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Now this is my kinda forum, just good ol' fixit tips and Airstream stuff.
This is a good candidate for "favorite Jerry Rig" (old thread for you newbies).

Thanks for the tip,
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The inner tube will work, but the real thing is better than 1/8 inch thick.

I would suggest trying to find a commercial roofing guy and get some scraps or go by where they are re-roofing a building and get some. It will be much thicker than an inner tube and should last longer. I am speaking of the rubber roofing material, not tar paper

Here is the link to the thread Smily was referencing.
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How long do you think an inner-tube would last?
I don't think they do very well in the sunlight, UV susceptibility.
I guess they are cheap enough to replace every couple of years if the need be.
Any thoughts?
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Old 03-30-2004, 03:02 PM   #9
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Here's a thought..

They sell liners for garden ponds that are like innertube rubber, only I think a little thicker. I guess if you knew someone who'd just put one in and had some left over, it could be used for this...
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My recomendation would be a piece of EPDM rubber roofing material. It has UV stabilizers in it, it is designed for exposure to the elements, and if you can find a comercial roofing project going on there will be a mileniums worth of scraps just scattered about on the ground for the taking. Ask first though.

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I've got a bunch of scrap pieces of Moisture Barrier Underlayment left over from a wood floor I just installed for someone. It's quite thick, and won't absorb water. Think it would work? If not, how about that rubber sheeting used under showers? It's about 1/8" thick if I remember...
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You can get small (6x6) sheets of neoprene rubber at any good hardware store. Various thicknesses.
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neoprene rubber.
Ah, yes. That's the word I was too stressed out to think of. I'd imagine that stuff would hold up well... :-)
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Old 09-14-2004, 12:42 AM   #14
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The rubber roofing material will definately hold up. Plus, like Aaron said you could just go to a work site and find it all over on the ground. They will be more than happy for you to pick up some of their scrap too. Do ask First as Aaron said.
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