How do I fill a large gap in flanges? Can I stack gaskets? (Spacers in Flanges)
Some installations require a very thick gasket to fill a large gap between flanges. We do not recommend stacking numerous gaskets in the same flange. In-house tests have shown that a better way to fill a 1/2" gap, for example, is to install a 1/16" gasket on each side of a 3/8" thick incompressible spacer ring. Ideally, the spacer ring will be consistent with piping metallurgy, serrated, and cut to the same dimensions as the gasket. We recommend higher minimum torques when using this arrangement.