Gasket Kit #3419
for the Encore Stove
Your stove uses gaskets to provide a tight seal between
moving parts. Eventually these gaskets will become
compressed and will no longer seal properly. Replacing
the gaskets will ensure good performance.
17' of 5/16" Glass Fiber Gasket for the Flue Collar,
Catalyst Access Panel, Main Doors and Damper
6' of 3/16" Glass Fiber Gasket (Glass)
4' of 5/16" Wire Reinforced Glass Fiber "Armaseal" for
3.5' of 3/8" Glass Fiber Gasket for the Ash Door
3 oz. Tube of Gasket Cement
Utility knife or scissors
Rubber mallet, or hammer and wood block
Flashlight or droplight
For a guide to each gasketed area, refer to the follow-
ing sections and illustrations. Regardless of its location,
replacing a gasket involves these steps.
Remove the old gasket by scraping it out of its chan-
nel with an old screwdriver.
Clean the gasketing channel with a wire brush. Be
careful with adjacent surfaces, especially if they are
enamelled. Remove any stubborn deposits with a
small cold chisel. Clean both mating surfaces thor-
oughly to bare metal.
Cut the appropriate size gasket to length, allowing an
Knead the tube of cement before opening, to mix the
Place an unbroken 1/8" bead of gasket cement in
the channel. Do not use too much cement as it may
saturate the gasket; the gasket must remain soft and
resilient. One tube of cement will produce a 1/8" bead
sufﬁcient for all the gasket in this kit.
Small cold chisel
Starting with one end, press the gasket into the
cemented channel. If the gasket goes around and
meets itself, ensure that you have a good joint before
trimming the excess gasket. Do not overlap, or leave
Seal the gasket by placing it ﬁrmly against its normal
mating surface. A slip of waxed paper between the
gasket and its mating surface will help keep the ce-
ment from travelling through the gasket and sticking
to the mating surface. Clean away any excess ce-
Allow to dry. Be sure to remove the waxed paper!
Be careful, with enamel stoves, to keep cement off
the enamel ﬁnish. If cement does accidentally get on
the enamel, wash it off immediately with warm water.
If you have questions, refer to the Encore Owner's
manual or a Vermont Castings dealer.
Remove the two (2) Phillips head screws and lift off the
ﬂue collar. Pull off the old gasketing. Thoroughly clean
the gasket channel, and the mating face of the ﬂue
collar. Cut two (2) lengths of 5/16" replacement gasket.
Place a continuous 1/8" bead of cement in the chan-
nel for each piece, and gently press the gasketing into
place. If you are also replacing the damper gasket, go
on to the next section. Otherwise, replace the ﬂue collar
and secure with the Phillips screws.
Flue Collar Opening
Fig. 1 Flue collar gasket (all units) and catalyst access panel
location (1986 - 1991 units).
Remove the ﬂue collar and open the damper. Pull off
the old gasketing and clean off the old cement. Thor-
oughly clean the damper plate and around the damper
opening in the upper ﬁreback. Cut a piece of the 5/16"
gasket material to length, allowing 1" of excess. Place
a continuous 1/8" bead of cement in the damper gasket
channel, and press the new gasketing in place, trim-
Encore flue collar
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