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Wanting to convert an old wood shed into a smokehouse. I would basically be using the shell of the shed but was wondering what I need to do on the inside to make it viable. It's built with treated lumber so I was wondering what I need to do on the inside to prevent contamination? Would I have to line the entire inside with fire brick or untreated cedar... I was thinking of lining it with heavy duty plastic but that would obviously eliminate the opportunity to use hot smoke... any thoughts would be helpful! Thanks
post #2 of 5
Your going to want to line it with something to keep the heat from releasing the chemicals in the treated Lumber.....
post #3 of 5

I lined the inside of mine with flashing then closed up 

every seam with Permatex red.

But I don't like that treated wood anywhere near

food especially mixed with heat.

The stuff is poison, in particular the older wood.

Methinks you need to talk to someone that

knows a lot more than I do.

 

 

                              Ed

post #4 of 5

Any treated lumber has a myriad of chemicals from pentachlorophenol, arsenic, bifenthrin and who knows what else...

 

I would rather see you build a new smoker from untreated lumber....   cost maybe a few hundred $....   compared to a long term illness from ingesting some of those chemicals over the years in the food you are eating, a few hundred is cheap....  If you have children, think what those chemicals could do to them....  

post #5 of 5
^^^^^ Listen to the wise man. IMHO
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