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Weil-Mclain 68 boiler door gasket

oilybob Member Posts: 1
I'm working on a Weil-Mclain model 68 oil boiler that has a leaking boiler door gasket.  I can't locate a replacement at any of the local supply houses.  Any recommendations on what I can use to gasket the door?  I'm considering a 3/8" rope gasket bit I'm not sure if that's the right route.  Any help is appreciated. 


  • billtwocase
    billtwocase Member Posts: 2,385

    If it's the front plate, and not inspection door, use high temp silicone bead
  • icesailor
    icesailor Member Posts: 7,265
    #68 door gasket:

    I use a Lynn Products length of 3/8 high temp rope. I put it on with high temp. silicone. The high temp silicome fails as soon as it gets hot.

    Use the rope. The Silicone will fail.
  • Al Letellier_21
    Al Letellier_21 Member Posts: 402
    WM 68 door gasket

    OK to use rope gasket. Have done it many times. Set it in high temp silicone and then paste it with NeverSeize....you'll never have to change it again.....

    Have always painted that gasket with neverseize when installing one...saves a lot of aggravation. The Ultra oil uses a graphite impregnated gasket...wish they did the same on the Gold boiler.
  • Charlie from wmass
    Charlie from wmass Member Posts: 4,322
    AM I the only dinosaur still

    using water glass for holding rope in place?
    Cost is what you spend , value is what you get.

    cell # 413-841-6726
  • meplumber
    meplumber Member Posts: 678
    No Charlie. You aren't the only one.

    High temp silicon is easier, but I prefer waterglass too.
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