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Re: Wanting to learn about best smoker designs

Post by The Czar » February 9th, 2018, 2:17 am

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Re: Wanting to learn about best smoker designs

Post by Dirtytires » February 12th, 2018, 3:06 pm

Meatisneat...I replied to your pm last week....did you get the info that you needed?

(Forgot to mention in the firebox section that I also added a pull out ash pan.)



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Re: Wanting to learn about best smoker designs

Post by Meatisneat » February 12th, 2018, 11:06 pm

Gaskets or seals on fire doors and cooking chamberdoor. Dies this need to be sealed ? Any thoughts on fab detail as far as the best way to hold the seal in place ?



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Re: Wanting to learn about best smoker designs

Post by Meatisneat » February 13th, 2018, 12:32 am

What about gaskets or seals on doors ? Important or not if so what are the best methods of making the gasket seal ? Do it on the door or the cooking chamber? Pros and cons any thoughts?



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Re: Wanting to learn about best smoker designs

Post by Meatisneat » February 13th, 2018, 12:39 pm

How about the seal of the doors to the fire box and cooking chamber is it important to have them air tight like with a rope real like an oven has ? If so what is the best way to attach a seal ? Would you put the seal on the door side or the other side ?



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Re: Wanting to learn about best smoker designs

Post by mp4 » February 13th, 2018, 2:51 pm

Firefox door should have a good fit bit probably doesn't need a gasket. You for sure want the cook chamber sealed up. I used a a 3/4 rope seal (just because I had it) and used silicone to hold it on.

A lot of guys have success with self adhesive flat gaskets and I've used it with my mini build and like it a lot too.

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Re: Wanting to learn about best smoker designs

Post by Big T » February 13th, 2018, 8:56 pm

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Re: Wanting to learn about best smoker designs

Post by Chitwoodb » February 19th, 2018, 10:28 pm

Found a damaged high in oven to get gasket mstrial and thermostat assembly. Used blower from Jenni Aire oven.



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Re: Wanting to learn about best smoker designs

Post by Rodcrafter » February 20th, 2018, 9:01 am

I like framing my FB doors with angle iron and then place rope in that and let the door close right on it works great! I know you don't have to seal an FB that much but if you make it also cook vertical you need to be able to really control the air. I can snuff my fire quickly on mine. Love it.


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