Wood stove replacement door gasket

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Old 10-13-18, 07:34 AM
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Wood stove replacement door gasket

According to the manual the door gaskets for my Vermont Castings Dutchwest 2461 are 7/16". Looking online in local stores I haven't found that size, the closest is 3/8" Would that be ok to use? I figured what's in there now has been at a reduced diameter for a while now.
 
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Old 10-13-18, 02:25 PM
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I found 7/16" at several online stores but don't know which stores are local for you.

The smaller size would probably work ok but there is no guarantee it won't leak with a little bit of aging.
 
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I'm in Conn., have the usual Tractor Supply, Ace Hardware and the big box stores, Unfortunately the closest wood stove store closed. Another suggestion I saw was get 1/2" and just pull it to stretch it a bit.

I also saw several online, next time I should order the 7/16" ahead of the season.
 
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Old 10-20-18, 07:38 AM
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I ended up using 3/8", seems to be close enough. Next time though, I may order the correct replacement online as 7/16" doesn't seem to be an item stocked in stores.

I'm one of the few that prefers to make purchases at local stores, but with changes in retail I may have to change too.
 
 

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