Need Help How to seal fire box on old country Pecos

Discussion in 'Wood Smokers' started by 1ray, Sep 12, 2014.

  1. 1ray

    1ray Fire Starter

    I need some good ideas on how to seal up fire box need all ideas.




     
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2014
  2. jburn244

    jburn244 Fire Starter

    For the side firebox door I wouldn't stress over that. The small amount of air you get through those gaps is unlikely to cause you major problems, plus if you are stick burning you should about always err on the side of more airflow and rather than choking off your fire. For the top lid you can use the nomen gasket I mentioned in your other thread. Flames have licked my gasket in the firebox and kind of crisped it in a few places but it still seems to work.
     
  3. 1ray

    1ray Fire Starter

     
  4. jburn244

    jburn244 Fire Starter

    Umm...is that welded shut?
     
  5. 1ray

    1ray Fire Starter

    start on firebox mod what yall think




     
  6. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Good so far . Now call Old country and comment on the problems . Seems the only way to get the attention of a MFG. is complaints . . .[​IMG]  

    More Q-view as you go . . .
     
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2014
  7. 1ray

    1ray Fire Starter

    No did not weld lid shut PC battery crashed before I could finish post
     
  8. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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  9. 1ray

    1ray Fire Starter

    just some of my idea still need help what else could be done to seal box? will ask more ? when I start on CC
     
  10. jburn244

    jburn244 Fire Starter

    I get it now, very cool!
     
  11. 1ray

    1ray Fire Starter

    Thanks JB urn244 Sure would like some more  People to chime in and post commits want to get this thing right so how do I get more to look at post?
     
  12. 1ray

    1ray Fire Starter

    Started this from another post bought this for $ 200 used and want to see if I can get this thing into  good shape to be a good smoker a lot of work need to be done but having fun doing it
     
  13. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Ray, morning..... Well, it looks like you have fixed the leaks on the top loading door and the air inlet butterfly damper..... How does it work....

    Are you still having any trouble operating it...
     
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2014
  14. 1ray

    1ray Fire Starter

    Good morning Dave just had the time to fire it up last night and it is better I think it still needs a gasket. I got a wood burning stove gasket and am going to put it on today will let you know how it works out. I really like the weight the strap added to the lid.
     

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