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Chetter 01-31-2009 10:02 AM

Gasket Material
Ok, one problem solved and another one to work on. Does anyone know what type of material is used for gaskets on the Mr Heater induced blower motor and flu box? It appears to be a white material, not sure of what it is. My induced fan motor has a noisy wobble to it, as if the fan is not running true and I want to check it out but since I don't have the replacement gaskets for these 2 items I cannot take it apart. Mr Heater will send them to me when they get them in stock but are unsure of how long it will be, so if I can find the material and make them, I will. Any ideas? I want to take care of this before it takes out the bearings in the motor. Thanks for any help. :thumbsup:

hvaclover 01-31-2009 10:18 AM

Red RTV silicon. But the wobble in the inducer...that is not made to be disassembled or repaired.

yuri 01-31-2009 11:41 AM

He's right. Those units usually run over 3000 rpm and are not field repairable. Average life is 10 yrs in a cold climate (lots of running hours). You may want to order a new one and the gaskets with it. They are fake asbestos and called Pyrofelt if you can find it.

How's the bambino/baby, John? At home yet?

hvaclover 01-31-2009 12:51 PM

Do you mean my new Grandson?

Mom (DIL) is post partum really bad. My wife and DIL mom are teaming up to help. Worst case of Baby Blues I have everseen.:(

yuri 01-31-2009 12:55 PM

Yea, I wanted to know about your Grandson. Hopefully the Mom gets better soon. Guys have it easy when it comes to all this.

Chemist1961 01-31-2009 02:17 PM

Sounds like the gasket is resolved, HVL you might want to get to the health food store for that PPD :( remedy ....look into borage oil

hvaclover 01-31-2009 07:53 PM

Thanks chem.

Just call me Clover.

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