Door question

Discussion in 'ECB Owners Group' started by scott edwards, Jul 1, 2014.

  1. scott edwards

    scott edwards Fire Starter

    I just bought a Smoke n Grill, for 3 bucks.  It's going to need a new thermometer, and cleaned up, but it was hard to pass up.  However, the door latch is messed up.  How do I get the door to stay shut on this thing, once I get ready to go?
     
  2. thinblueduke

    thinblueduke Meat Mopper

    In what way is it messed up?  Can you post a few pictures?  You may be able to jerry-rig it, or you may need to replace it.
     
  3. scott edwards

    scott edwards Fire Starter

    The inside piece is loose, and won't stay in place.  The piece that holds it on is also loose.  
     
  4. would a magnet help?
     
  5. thinblueduke

    thinblueduke Meat Mopper

    It might help to wedge something on the back side of the latch, like a c-washer:


    If all else fails, remember that almost every part of the ECB will bend.  Bending the door the right way tightened up my latch quite a bit.
     
  6. scott edwards

    scott edwards Fire Starter

    I bent it, and it tightened it up, considerably.  Thanks for the suggestions.
     
  7. thinblueduke

    thinblueduke Meat Mopper

    Glad to hear it.  Now you just need to make sure the door doesn't let too much smoke out.  A little is fine.
     
  8. bobank03

    bobank03 Smoking Fanatic

    Hey Scott, They come out of the box needing a new thermometer, so no loss there. Unfortunately the way they are made, if you remove them you will have a gaping hole in the lid.  Looks  like the door issue is resolved. If you do some of the mods, you really don't need the door anyway. I can't remember the last time I opened mine. 

    I would run a good bead of high heat RTV around either the door or where the door closes against the body of the smoker and then let it dry, that should stop it from leaking. 
     
    Last edited: Jul 3, 2014

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