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, "billfitz49" <billfitz@...> wrote:
> I bought a threaded heating element that came with a black gasket. I can't find info on its composition so am thinking of replacing it. What do you recommend? I was thinking of making one from silicone or alternatively, leaving the gasket and wrapping the threads in a lot of teflon tape.
The Viton is a good suggestion as well as Silicone o rings if you want to go to the trouble. I have been using the Gaskets that came with my elements for well over a year now without issue. There is no vapor contact and any wash contact is going to be minimal also.