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Hey all, new to long smokes, newly retired and looking for a new hobby, I think I found one. I just bought a Horizon 16" Classic, wow what a tank. Ive done a couple of smokes over the last week and I've noticed I'm loosing smoke and most likely heat from the rear food chamber lid (back along the hinges). There seem to be a 1/8 - 3/16 gap back there, I haven't seen anything on line to address this issue, if in face it is an issue. The people at Horizon have been great, they say a little billowing smoke is normal from all openings. Any one own one of these tanks? Maybe shed some light on my gaps

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Glad you joined the group. The search bar at the top of any page is your best friend.
About anything you wanna know about smoking/grilling/curing/brining/cutting or slicing
and the list goes on has probably been posted. Remember to post a QVIEW of your smokes.
We are all smoke junkies here and we have to get our fix. If you have questions
Post it and you will probably get 10 replies with 11 different answers. That is
because their are so many different ways to make great Q...
Happy smoken.

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Hello and welcome to the forum, Great place to learn and share and a bunch of good people. A lot of people seal with High Temp Silicone . Ribwizzard posted a good hot to on applying the silicone.


Gary S

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Welcome to the site. First,  I am going to repeat what the other folks said.  Use the search engine at the top of the screen for this and any other question you may encounter.  I've been using the site for about 3 weeks and the people that I've spoke to could not be nicer and more sincerely helpful.  Like "THEMULE69" said, we're all smoke junkies.  We all have this in common and want to help each other be successful.


Can you post pictures of your smoker?  I am not familiar  with your  model and would love to see it. 


As for the leak, you might want to reach out to    They helped me seal up my smoker.   They have 3 different websites (I think)  All combined they should be able to help you

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