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Finally got my Smoker grinded down and painted (pics)

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We built this a few months ago started with a big 5ft 3/8 in oil pipe we got for free, around 600$ later plus paying my wifes uncle for his work it was done

There's a 5ft cooking chamber 3/8 thick with a 2ft firebox 1/4 thick ends capped 1/4 inch flat a little trim and square tubing for legs(with the weight we didn't trust angle iron)

It's a beast of a grill especially when you try to move it lol. We did put cast wheels on the back but it's still a 2 person job to lift and pull,

 

 

We were worried about heat since the box is so long but very little charcoal in the firebox keeps my heat at a constant 225-250,  I'm sure i'm getting a little heat loss at the edges.  I'm looking to get gaskets but dont know what to get,  Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Nomex stove seal
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There's a few different ones I see, does the self stick hold up pretty good?

 

Also anyone know of a Silicone paint or something for the handles? the firebox handle gets ungodly hot.

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Self stick is poor nomex do a glue for stove rope or seal. I believe Amazon do a silicone gasket for edge seal as posted by one of our guys. you can get proper heat dispersing handles they look like chrome spirals on the grip. me thinks you would have to get silicone tubing but IMO a good pair of welders gloves is the best. dont tbink paint will cut it
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Just a thought wrap the stove rope around the handle like old steam train drivers
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With a cook chamber that long you might want to think about two thermometers rather than one in the middle. 

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Those oil pipes are great.  I'm working on a 55" x 24" x 3/8" right now.  Once it gets up to temperature, it ought to be pretty stable.

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If you could fashion a handle out of wood that would fit around the steel it would give you the insulation you need and add a nice touch to the solid steel black pit.

Image result for wooden handle for bbq

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