I just picked up my Oklahoma Joe from Walmart for under three hundred bucks. It is a slightly smaller model but all in all it is the same smoker. I sealed the fire box as you did, but the high temp temp sealer I got locally was old and hard to get out of the tube, but it worked. I also picked up some flat rope gasket. I put that around the main chamber door. Only one problem there. The gasket at the top keeps the door from closing tight. I took it off for now but I will put it back when I get door latches installed. I saw another post here about the door latches from Lowes that work well but I will look for something that is spring loaded for that though. I also found that the door didn't fit tight out of the box. One side was a little higher when closed. That was easily resolved with a screwdriver. I placed a small screwdriver under the hing on the high side and applied a little pressure to adjust the hinge there. Worked great. I will be putting the flat rope back on the top of the door when I find a good set of latches. I did a high temp (400 degrees) burn in to set everything. Today I will be doing a test cook. Ribs I think to see how well it works. Also this will help season the smoker. I getting happier by the minute. Here are a couple of pics.
Edited by Doyne - 5/18/14 at 6:48am