Long time since I was last on the forum. That is because I did not get the smoker I was looking for until a week ago. I just finished assembly of my OJLH Combo and have a few questions about the mods I have read about. I am planning to install LavaLock gasket to the fire chamber and the smoking chamber as several have suggested. I have seen several people install the gasket to the lip welded to the barrel that the lid rests on. Problem is the width of the lip is less than the 1/2" gasket. Has anyone tried sticking the gasket on the lid itself? I though this would accomplish two things; More surface for the self stick gasket to adhere to and insulate the gasket adhesive from some heat. Another question is since the smoke chamber is only 19" wide on the combo is the "tuning plate" still necessary, and if so how have some of you configured it? Lastly I noticed that some had used the Permatex Ultra Copper RTV to seal between the fire box and the smoker box. I need to seal between the door lip and barrel on the smoker box as it is not welded tight to the barrel. Could this create a health hazard? These questions may seem overboard but I'm just trying get the most out of the unit. Thanks in advance for your thoughts!