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  1. Hello. I'm a new member to your forum. I just purchased an Oklahoma joes highland smoker. I have cooked on it just 5 times. I have joined this site to learn as much as I can from all of you.

    I have a quick question, I bought a Lavalock 1/2 x 1/8 gasket and installed it around my main chamber door but it seems to have made the leak worse. Any suggestions?
     
  2. gearjammer

    gearjammer Master of the Pit

    Hello and welcome to you.

    If you take a look all around that door you should be able

    be able to see what's happening.

    Maybe take a light and put it inside of the smoker 

    then look around the door, wherever you see light, it's leaking.

    Have fun.

                 Ed
     
  3. smokeymose

    smokeymose Master of the Pit

    Are you sure you even need a gasket? Was it leaking all that much?
     
  4. Well i could see some smoke coming out around the lid. But I removed the gasket today because it was noticeable worse. Maybe I didn't need a gasket. I'm new at this
     
  5. smokeymose

    smokeymose Master of the Pit

    I'm new at the stick burners myself. I have a CharGriller Competition Pro, which is probably a cut below an OK Joe. The only time I see smoke coming around the door is if there's too much smoke going on, like if the fire gets too low or if I just threw a new piece of wood in and it hadn't really started burning good yet.
    I wouldn't stress over it. One of the more experienced commented on another thread like this a while back, "It's a smoker, not a pressure cooker".
    Sometimes "mods" get overdone and out of hand...
    Just $.02 from another stick burner newbie.....
    Dan
     
  6. Well i could see some smoke coming out around the lid. But I removed the gasket today because it was noticeable worse. Maybe I didn't need a gasket. I'm new at this
    Thanks, I think you may be right. I started watched all of the youtube videos and just assumed I needed to do it. Thanks for you advice!
     
  7. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

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    Glad to have you aboard!

    Al
     
  8. [​IMG]   Good evening and welcome to the forum, from a beautiful and hot day here in East Texas, and the best site on the web. Lots of great people with tons of information on just about  everything.

    Gary
     
  9. chad e

    chad e Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the site newbrian
     

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