Replacing Quadra-Fire Tadpole Gasket


Tadpole gasket is a little different from a rope gasket because it usually has a bulbous side that tapers into a flat edge. If you cut a cross-section of this gasket, it would resemble a deflated balloon shape or the body of a tadpole. This kind of gasket is self-adhesive on the flat edge, and then the tadpole edge folds over the glass to create an airtight seal.

Quadra-Fire uses this type of gasket for several models of pellet stoves including the Castile, Castile Insert, Santa Fe, Santa Fe Insert, and Mt Vernon (Non-AE). To download detailed tadpole gasket installation instructions from Quadra-Fire, click HERE.

Helpful Suggestions:

- ALWAYS allow the stove to cool completely before attempting to service gaskets.

- Wear long sleeves and gloves when handling gaskets & adhesives to avoid skin irritation.

- Begin by carefully peeling away the old gasket and cleaning any residue remaining from the old adhesive. Starting with a completely clean surface will ensure the new gasket adheres securely.

- Allow the gasket adhesive to dry for 24 hours before using the stove.

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