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Just finished this smoker the first one I've ever built. Started the first fire yesterday and losing a lot of smoke and heat around the doors and frames. I'm gonna seal up around the frames with fireclay and mortar. Does anyone know anything that would make a good insulated seal between the doors and doorframes?
Edited by bennynuckles - 2/16/15 at 8:12am
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Just finished this smoker the first one I've ever built. Started the first fire yesterday and losing a lot of smoke and heat around the doors and frames. I'm gonna seal up around the frames with fireclay and mortar. Does anyone know anything that would make a good insulated seal between the doors and doorframes?

More info is needed. I don't know if it is brick or steel or wood. A pic would be nice. I see this is your first post. When you get a chance will you drop by roll call so everyone can give you a proper SMF :welcome1:?

Happy smoken.

David

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Finally got a good enough signal to post a pic. I'll go to roll call in a little while . Thanks!!'
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That is a fine looking smoker. You could use the fireplace rope type stuff or high temp selicone.

Happy smoken.

David

post #5 of 7

Nice looking smoker!

The fireproof rope is a solution.Just a matter of how you are getting it to stick to door & how it sits against frame to give you best seal.

We have a premix putty here for sealing joints on pot belly stoves & the like.

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Agreed, very nice smoker. You can get the robe as thin as 1/8in.   Its the same stuff you would buy for a wood stove door.  Your local hardware should have what you need.

 

I don't have any type of seal around my doors.  They are metal to metal.  If I get smoke out the doors I open the top damper more.  That way I know the smoke is moving freely and not becoming stale in the chamber.  

post #7 of 7
google search Lavalock Gasket... you can get it in self stick or glue on... flat or rope....
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