I have a Dyna Glo smoker that I've used about 10 times over the last 2 years or so, its been my first experience with a smoker of any kind and I've had decent results. I'm not ready to get it a little bit more stable so I don't have to watch the temps so closely, I have a couple questions I hope you all can help with.
First, I've seen a number of people sealing their doors with Nomex tape. My main cooking chamber door is already tough to close, will it be impossible with the tape, do I just have to muscle it, or is there something else entirely that I should do?
Second, I want to seal the section between the main cooking chamber and the firebox but the metal has already warped a bit creating a fairly big gap. What is the best method to tackle this? Can I disconnect the firebox from the main chamber and use high temp silicone, or might it be too wide at this point?