Thread subject: Homeroasters.org :: Enhancing My HotTop (3 of 5) - Chaff Handling:
Posted by ciel-007 on 07/13/2012 20:45
Front Window Gasket
In order to accelerate curing, I placed the entire front cover assembly into my stove oven; at the bottom of the oven, I also placed a large cookie tray filled with hot water. I kept the oven in the 199F-212F for several hours; the hot moist environment acted as a catalyst to speed up the curing process. The next day, I tightened the screws to compress the new gasket before trimming the excess silicone with a sharp blade. Before conducting my first roast with the modified front cover, I disassembled the cover in order to clean all traces of the releasing agent (petroleum jelly) still remaining on the cover components using a solution of TSP.