Originally Posted by steelcitysmoke
Hey Raf, where all did you seal with the silicone? Just the top lid?
Here I posted some pictures post #29
Also I found I was still getting too much smoke so I bought a dimmer and a 9 foot, 3 prong extension cord. I removed about 4 inches of insulation from the extension cord about a foot from the receptacle end. I cut the black wire and put the dimmer in line of that. I cut the green wire and tied them together with the green on the dimmer. You do not have to cut the white wire. I have a watt meter I plugged the smoker into and turned the dimmer down till I got 75 watts. I also marked the dimmer at 100 watts. I only did one smoke with this but at 75 watts it seems perfect. You get this thin blue smoke that's hard to see but boy does it give a good smoke flavor. I think next time I'm going to start at 150 watts till I just start getting smoke then go down to 100 watts till more smoke rolls out then set it to 75 watts for smoking. It took a long time to get smoke going at 75 watts, but when it did it was good. If your not familiar with electrical wiring you should contact some one who is. You want to make sure your cord and the dimmer can handle the amperage.
One last note if you add chips while your smoking, when you remove the top of the cone it doesn't take long to get flames from the chips if there are some in there so be careful, it happened to me. I put the top of the cone on as soon as I seen flames and it went out and stated smoking again.
Edited by Smokin Raf - 5/29/14 at 8:05pm