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Fixed a leaking door

post #1 of 6
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When I'm cold smoking with the AMNPS in my Masterbuilt 44 inch, I see smoke leaking out through the door joint. That's with no heat and every vent on it wide open, including the new 6 inch vent I recently installed. When I'm hot smoking, it's worse.

 

I decided I'm smarter than a smoker, so I fixed it. I smeared a thin film of lard on the door jamb of the cabinet and then applied a bead of 500* rated silicone caulk to the door where it meets the jamb. I shut the door, latched it and left it sit to cure overnight.

 

The door doesn't leak anymore.

 

 

post #2 of 6

Way to go, Jim!!! Wish I would thought of that with my old GOSM 3405-GW, or even my SV-24...it might have helped on my SnP, but that design had some really serious gaps (to the point that I didn't want to mess with gasket rope). I'll mention this to my son, though (he's using my SV-24).

 

Points for utilizing a simple and effective method!!!

 

 

Eric

post #3 of 6
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Thanks, Eric.

 

Make sure he understands the concept of the lard on the jamb. Otherwise, he'll glue the door shut!

post #4 of 6

Very resourceful Jim!

 

Al

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Originally Posted by Hillbilly Jim View Post
 

Thanks, Eric.

 

Make sure he understands the concept of the lard on the jamb. Otherwise, he'll glue the door shut!

 

Yep, that would ruin a guys day, not to mention knock you down a couple rungs on the ladder...it sure would make a guy a bit more humble, wouldn't it? :icon_eek::rotflmao:

post #6 of 6
Thanks for the tip just bought a SV 24, and the door leaks bad.love it so far and got a great deal 89.99 at tractor supply .
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