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Gasket seal on lid

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What is the best way to seal the lid on a smoker ? Is there a gasket that can be used?

post #2 of 9
What smoker are you thinking of putting a seal on.... pictures would help....
post #3 of 9
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It is a Rec Tec
post #4 of 9
I would not put a seal on that grill..... Call the engineers at Rec-Tec and talk to them.... That smoker needs to breathe a little and since there is not an exhaust stack, the "smoke leaking" may be engineered into the smoker design....

In the words of Chad Knaus, crew chief for Jimmy Johnson, " you could screw up a perfectly good race car" or something close to that...
post #5 of 9
Looks like it does have a smoke stack but I agree. Would double check with mfg to see what they think first
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DOH !!!!!!! head-wall.gif .... This is where you insert some "old age" joke..... HAHAHAHA
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Originally Posted by DaveOmak View Post

I would not put a seal on that grill..... Call the engineers at Rec-Tec and talk to them.... That smoker needs to breathe a little and since there is not an exhaust stack, the "smoke leaking" may be engineered into the smoker design....

In the words of Chad Knaus, crew chief for Jimmy Johnson, " you could screw up a perfectly good race car" or something close to that...

 

Actually Dave, the Rec Tec does in fact have an exhaust stack on the right side of the barrel.  I know of guys who have put self-adhesive Nomex gasket around the lip of their RT lid.  I haven't done this because I don't think a little leaking smoke affects the performance of the pit.  And as you mentioned, if it ain't broke, don't fix it...if a door gasket was a major issue in the design, I think RT would already be doing it.

 

1Ray...that being said, if you want to seal it...it has been done.  You might search for something similar to this:

 

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Nomex gasket...just Google nomex or BBQ gaskets.

 

Red

post #8 of 9
I just recently put a woven gasket around the lid for my Traeger and its amazing how the temp swings settled down. It will usually stop dead on (or 5 degrees over) in the upswing and 5 (sometimes 10 below on the downside. This in 55 to 75 degree outside temps. When it gets hotter I just dropped the P setting down one and she's very steady on temps again.
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I just wanted to seal across the bottom to keep the moister from running down the side of the tank.Thanks to all for the help

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