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.
- 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.