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Hey guys just picked up a new landman. I guess its a replacement for the old "Big Block". Only problem so far is the magnetic door latches.. Has anyone modified or added new hardware to secure the door better? I have added 1/8" inch nomex tape and the door will not stay shut. 

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I just ordered this same smoker, and after reading multiple reviews I have seen people using a latch similar to this to fix the issue with the weak magnets.

 

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IMPLHRK/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=ELJYERJGCY57&coliid=I1FTJ8CIADLP61

 

This is the latch I plan on ordering.

 

If you don't mind me asking, what size width was the nomex gasket tape that you used?

 

Thanks,

 

-c0de-

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Here is the link..https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00TLB75MA/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Enough to do the door plus extra..

Thanks.

 

Looks like that is 7/8" wide.

 

Quick question, did you have to cut off any excess overhang, or did it fit perfectly?

 

Thanks,

 

-c0de-

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I applied it to the door in four pieces. I started by applying tape at top of door, going horizontal, cut off tape at end of the door panel. Then I just did the same for the bottom. For the two sides I measured from the top horizontal  piece of tape to the bottom piece on both sides and placed the tape between the two.

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Forgot the part you were looking for...The width was perfect no need to trim anything off..
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Forgot the part you were looking for...The width was perfect no need to trim anything off..

 

Awesome! I had already ordered my lavalock when I asked the question. I was more worried about having to trim, but now I know I won't have to.

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