GASKETS

What information do I need to place my order?

Know the measurements, the profiles (serial and model number if profile not available.) and the number of the gaskets sided.

A faulty or leaking refrigerator door wastes energy, increases your energy bill, and stresses your refrigerator, shortening its life. You also risk spoiling your food. Changing the door seal (often called a gasket) may be necessary, but it’s not that difficult of a process.

What causes a refrigerator door not to seal?

Most fridge door problems relate to the gasket; that rubber seal that runs all the way around the outside of the fridge and freezer doors. If the gasket is dirty, warped, detached, or hardened with age then it can’t make the seal that will keep your fridge firmly closed with all the cold on the inside.

How do I know what size gasket I have?

When measuring a circular gasket, think of it as a clock. Use a tape measure or ruler and measure across the gasket from the 9:00 position to the 3:00 position. Measure the inside edges for the I.D. and the outside edges for the O.D.

What happens if a door gasket on a refrigerator is leaking air?

The gasket seals cold air inside and keeps hot air outside of your , walk-in coolers door. Moisture may also condense on the exterior of the fridge, and ice may form on the inside of freezer sections that are supposed to be frost-less.

How do I know if my freezer door seal is bad?

One way to tell if a seal is bad is the paper test. Put a piece of paper between the door and the fridge, close the door and then pull. If the paper slips out easily, it’s time to replace the gaskets because it isn’t sealing.

DOORS

GENERAL:

How long does it take to get a quote?

These quotes are done within 24 hours.

Can I get other sizes than are listed?

Yes. Refrigeration Gaskets of Texas makes all sizes of walk-in coolers doors and freezers doors. Call us for a competitive price on your walk-in door. (Restrictions apply)

Do you do custom sizes?

Yes. Refrigeration Gaskets of Texas has a manufacturing plant and resources to provide our customers custom products with the high level of quality that you find in our standard products.

What kind of skins can I have installed on my walk-in door?

Refrigeration Gaskets of Texas offers many types of the surface skins on the walk-ins doors we sell. The types carried at this time are the following:

G90 26-gauge, stucco embossed white galvanized. Used for interior and exterior walls, ceilings and exterior floors.

24 Gauge stainless steel brush 3B. Used for interior and exterior walls, ceilings and exterior floors.

What things should I consider when purchasing a walk-in cooler/freezer door?
  • What size finished opening would best fit your application?
  • What type of traffic will the door be used for, foot, cart, or motorized?
  • What are the estimated temperatures on both sides of the door?
  • What voltage is required for a freezer door heating element?
  • For most of such applications, a voltage of 115 is needed.
What is the difference between a walk-in cooler door and a walk-in freezer door?

The key difference is, the freezer door will have a full perimeter heat tape which will keep the door gaskets from frosting or freezing up.

How do you measure for a walk-in cooler/freezer door?

If you are purchasing the door and face plate only:

Measure the width and height of the finished opening (Closest point)

If you are purchasing a door and the frame:

Measure the width and height of the rough-cut opening (Closest point)

ORDERING & SHIPMENT

How quick can you ship?

Standard doors ship out between 24- 36hours from order approval from the customer. Nonstandard doors ship out within 5days.

How do you package your walk-in doors?

Most walk-in door manufacturers would say that their major customer service issue is shipping damage. Walk-ins by nature are somewhat fragile when pitted against a raging forklift or crazy two-wheel cart. Refrigeration Gaskets of Texas has engineered a shipping system that all but eliminates the normal damage seen by our competitors. A pallet is provided as a shipping base for each walk-in. Also, we try to eliminate transfer from trucking company to trucking company to reduce transfer problems. Overall Refrigeration Gaskets of Texas does all it can to see that the product arrives at your location in the quality shape that it left our plant.

How long will it take to get here after it ships?

Delivery is always dependent on the location that is receiving the shipment and where the shipper is located. Refrigeration Gaskets of Texas is located in the center of the county so the entire United States is in accessible in a very reasonable ship time. Most of our orders are three-day shipments. Other areas take a little longer but are always within ten days of shipment. Refrigeration Gaskets of Texas consistently negotiates with carriers to receive the best rates, quality control and quickest delivery.

How do I trace my order?

You may go to our order status page, fill out the info and get your tracking number and a link to check its location.

What options are available?

Each application is different, several upgrade options are available, kick plate are used when door contact is present with foot or carts. Windows can be added for high traffic applications. Special locks and latches are available depending on your security or safety needs.

COSTS

How are you priced compared to others?

Refrigeration Gaskets of Texas believes that walk-in cooler doors and freezers doors are a must in the many markets we service. Most walk-ins doors are purchased because they are necessary to the success of the business they serve. That is why most walk-ins doors are not purchased emotionally but logically. Most customers purchase a walk-in door wanting a certain level of quality then they look for the lowest price they can get. Refrigeration Gaskets of Texas has always provided the best quality walk-in door at the most reasonable pricing in the market. You will not find a better value in any other walk-in doors produced today. We may not always be the cheapest but at the level of quality you need in your application you will not find a better buy.

WARRANTIES

What kinds of warranties are available?

Refrigeration Gaskets of Texas standard limited warranty is 1 years on doors and one year on parts. No labor is included. This limited warranty is provided as standard because to be competitive in the industry, most walk-in companies’ offer this type of warranty.

INSTALLATION

Where can I get an installation manual?

Check out our walk-in door installation guide and choose the format you wish and download the installation manual. Custom packaging for each door ensures safe arrival at the installation site. All cooler and freezer doors are relatively easy to install. Frame casings are standard equipment for all doors. This provides an easier installation and ensures a good door seal once installed.

Who services your walk-ins doors?

Refrigeration Gaskets of Texas has a service network to service their walk-in’s doors.

3 PIECE FRAME

What are the advantages of purchasing our 3-sided frames?
  • They wrap the wall to alleviate any trim work needed.
  • They can be installed within a wall that is already constructed.
Do I need a 3-sided frame?

If you are replacing an existing door, and you have a wood or steel frame in place that is in good condition, in most cases, this can be reused. If your frame is in poor condition or if this is new construction, then you may want to consider purchasing a new frame.

MISC.

Is NSF Certification Important?

Very, NSF stands for National Sanitation Foundation and is looked upon as the ultimate food-service design and equipment approval agencies by the local building and health departments. In many states and counties if it does not have the NSF seal it is not allowed for public use.

What makes you better than other walk-in companies?

The following steps show that Refrigeration Gaskets of Texas does will show you how we are better.

  • All raw materials purchased by Refrigeration Gaskets of Texas must meet quality assurance test before being inventoried for materials for production. There are test procedures in place for making sure the materials going into your walk-in door meet the standards you think they do.
  • Refrigeration Gaskets of Texas makes walk-ins doors using expanded polystyrene extruded polystyrene and foamed in place polyurethane. We have the ability to engineer the walk-in with the correct insulation to meet the customer’s needs rather than try to make their walk-in fit limited production capabilities of their plant. Ask the walk-in company if they can make walk-ins with all three types of insulation. If they say yes then they are more apt to sell you the walk-in with the correct choice of insulation to fit your needs.
  • Refrigeration Gaskets of Texas offers and stocks different types of metal so they can choose the best metal to meet your needs.

BOXES

GENERAL

How long does it take to get a quote?

These quotes are done within 24 hours.

Can I get other sizes than are listed?

Yes. Refrigeration Gaskets of Texas makes all sizes of walk-in coolers doors and freezers doors. Call us for a competitive price on your walk-in door. (Restrictions apply)

Do you do custom sizes?

Yes. Refrigeration Gaskets of Texas has a manufacturing plant and resources to provide our customers custom products with the high level of quality that you find in our standard products.

What kind of skins can I have installed on my walk-in door?

Refrigeration Gaskets of Texas offers many types of the surface skins on the walk-ins doors we sell. The types carried at this time are the following:

G90 26-gauge, stucco embossed white galvanized. Used for interior and exterior walls, ceilings and exterior floors.

24 Gauge stainless steel brush 3B. Used for interior and exterior walls, ceilings and exterior floors.

How do you assemble the panels?

Panels can be manufactured using cam-lock fasteners to provide for a fast and easy installation with provisions for future expansion or relocation of your walk-in freezers, walk-in coolers.

INSULATION

What is the R-value of your walk-in?

What is the R-value of your walk-in?

R-value is the resistance to heat flow. The higher the R-value the better the insulation is in a walk-in cooler or freezer. K-factor is the ability of heat to flow the lower the better for walk-in coolers or freezers.

R-value of any insulation varies according to age of the insulation, wetness of the insulation, type of insulation, mean temperature of the insulation and condition of the insulation.

Most companies publish the R-values of their walk-in coolers and freezers. These R-values are usually at time of manufacturer of the insulation and not what the R-value is after the unit has been in the field for one year. In the roofing industry after much discussion manufactures publish a 120-day aged R-value at a 75 degree mean temperature. Even these R-values do not take into consideration the moisture content of the insulation, which can lower R-value by as much as 75%.

When buying a walk-in cooler or freezer ask what the aged R-value of the insulation will be 5 years after manufacturer and how resistant to moisture the insulation is. You will be surprised how these numbers vary from their published R-values.

R-values of different types of insulations are as follows:

 

Published

Projected 5 Year Actual

Polyurethane

32

6

Extruded Polystyrene

32

15

What kind of insulation do you use?

Refrigeration Gaskets of Texas uses two types of insulations in walk-in coolers and freezers today; extruded polystyrene and glued in place polyurethane. 

Do you use wood in your boxes?

It is always better not to include wood in walk-in coolers and freezers. Wood is a poor insulator and does not do well in the consistently damp or wet environments commonly found in walk-in coolers and freezers. Some walk-in manufactures actually use 2X4-inch tongue and grove edging around each panel edge throughout their walk-ins. Some walk-in companies use wood throughout their walk-in doors. Refrigeration Gaskets of Texas uses no wood products in our standard walk-in walls, ceilings, doors and floors.

ORDERING & SHIPMENT

How quick can you ship?

Standard doors ship out between 24- 36hours from order approval from the customer. Nonstandard doors ship out within 5days.

How do you package your walk-in doors?

Most walk-in door manufacturers would say that their major customer service issue is shipping damage. Walk-ins by nature are somewhat fragile when pitted against a raging forklift or crazy two-wheel cart. Refrigeration Gaskets of Texas has engineered a shipping system that all but eliminates the normal damage seen by our competitors. A pallet is provided as a shipping base for each walk-in. Also, we try to eliminate transfer from trucking company to trucking company to reduce transfer problems. Overall Refrigeration Gaskets of Texas does all it can to see that the product arrives at your location in the quality shape that it left our plant.

How long will it take to get here after it ships?

Delivery is always dependent on the location that is receiving the shipment and where the shipper is located. Refrigeration Gaskets of Texas is located in the center of the county so the entire United States is in accessible in a very reasonable ship time. Most of our orders are three-day shipments. Other areas take a little longer but are always within ten days of shipment. Refrigeration Gaskets of Texas consistently negotiates with carriers to receive the best rates, quality control and quickest delivery.

How do I trace my order?

You may go to our order status page, fill out the info and get your tracking number and a link to check its location.

How do I unload my box when it gets here?

To reduce damage most Refrigeration Gaskets of Texas walk-ins are shipped skidded on a skid. Once it is at your site it will need to be unloaded with a forklift or the unit will have to be unloaded off the skid piece by piece from inside the truck. This is a three to four man job not counting the trucker. Time is a consideration as some trucking companies’ charge extra for extra long unloading times.

COSTS

What will it cost to run my walk-in?

Before purchasing your walk-in, you may be wondering how much it will cost to operate your walk-in. To give you a rough estimate of how much it cost to operate a walk-in cooler or freezer, using the national average of 11.89 cents per kilowatt, look at the chart below.


*These numbers were figured using the $.0999 kilowatt hour cost. According to the Energy Information Administration this is the average cost in the United States for commercial electricity.

  • The cost of running a walk-in varies due to many factors.
  • The type of insulation in the walk-in.
  • Where the walk-in is located.
  • The temperature and the weight of the product being cooled.
  • How often the door is opened.
  • Efficiency of the refrigeration system.
  • Cost of electricity.
  • The age of the walk-in.

This is just to name a few. Actually, over a hundred factors are considered when sizing refrigeration systems for a walk-in. Most walk-ins are designed to run 80% of the time or between 16 and 18 hours per day.

How do I keep my walk-in operating cost lower?

Most users do not understand that they can lower the cost of operating their units if they do some very simple things. First if up front cost are not an issue purchase your walk-in cooler or freezer with extruded polystyrene insulation. It is the overall best insulation in the market for walk-in coolers or freezers. Next do some simple things such as order your walk-in with strip curtains to lower heat gain to the walk-in when loading or walking into the unit. Work with your refrigeration service technician to set the minimum required defrost cycles for your specific needs. Step inside the walk-in once a month and check for any light coming from around the door, refrigeration systems, electrical connections and other penetrations in the panels. If light is found contact your local service technicians to correct the issue. Periodically check door gaskets and door sweeps for wear. If wear is evident have your dealers replace the worn part. Have regular maintenance of the refrigeration system by a license refrigeration technician.

How are you priced compared to others?

Refrigeration Gaskets of Texas believes that walk-in coolers and freezers are a must in the many markets we service. Most walk-ins are purchased because they are necessary to the success of the business they serve. That is why most walk-ins are not purchased emotionally but logically. Most customers purchase a walk-in wanting a certain level of quality then they look for the lowest price they can get. Refrigeration Gaskets of Texas has always provided the best quality walk-ins at the most reasonable pricing in the market. You will not find a better value in any other walk-in produced today. We may not always be the cheapest but at the level of quality you need in your application you will not find a better buy.

WARRANTIES

What kinds of warranties are available?

Refrigeration Gaskets of Texas standard limited warranty is 5 years on panels and one year on parts. No labor is included. This limited warranty is provided as standard because to be competitive in the industry, most walk-in companies’ offer this type of warranty.

FLOORS

Do I need a floor in the cooler?

Coolers can be installed on ground contact concrete floors and pads but it is recommended that an insulation barrier be installed under the walls of the unit to reduce condensation on high humidity days. On coolers located on wood frame floors a cooler floor is a necessity. Condensation will develop under the floor and eventually rot the floor out. On freezers a floor or an insulated concrete floor with insulation barrier is required.

INSTALLATION

Where can I get an installation manual?

Check out our cooler installation guide and choose the format you wish and download the installation manual.

Who services your walk-ins and refrigeration systems?

Refrigeration Gaskets of Texas has a service network to service their walk-ins and but not the actual refrigeration systems.

MISC.

Is NSF Certification Important?

Very, NSF stands for National Sanitation Foundation and is looked upon as the ultimate food-service design and equipment approval agencies by the local building and health departments. In many states and counties if it does not have the NSF seal it is not allowed for public use.

What makes you better than other walk-in companies?

The following steps show that Refrigeration Gaskets of Texas does will show you how we are better.

  • All raw materials purchased by Refrigeration Gaskets of Texas must meet quality assurance test before being inventoried for materials for production. There are test procedures in place for making sure the materials going into your walk-in door meet the standards you think they do.
  • Refrigeration Gaskets of Texas makes walk-ins doors using expanded polystyrene extruded polystyrene and foamed in place polyurethane. We have the ability to engineer the walk-in with the correct insulation to meet the customer’s needs rather than try to make their walk-in fit limited production capabilities of their plant. Ask the walk-in company if they can make walk-ins with all three types of insulation. If they say yes then they are more apt to sell you the walk-in with the correct choice of insulation to fit your needs.
  • Refrigeration Gaskets of Texas offers and stocks different types of metal so they can choose the best metal to meet your needs.