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post #21 of 34
Thread Starter 
I spent some time this weekend on the mods, got everthing done except temp guages. I installed two Weber round vents on the lid, installed a charcoal grate in the pan, and added an adjustable air vent on the bottom pan. When I get home this afternoon, I'll get some pics posted of the mods.

I noticed the lid does not fit tightly to the chamber body, it actually sits inside it on the upper grate brackets. Has anyone attempted to seal the gap around the lid, or is this not a problem?
post #22 of 34
Well, how to break this to ya, that's how the unit vents, didnt need the top vent but lookin forward to see the mod, now that you have re-vented it, i guess you could seal the lid, but it would be a pain in the arse to open the lid. Keep up with the mod's, let us know how it works, and i been meaning to ask ya, got my smoker almost done, but i need some help "pimping" it out PDT_Armataz_01_12.gif
post #23 of 34
Thread Starter 
Yeah, I see that... I was going by some mods I'd seen others do, a top vent being one of them. That's okay, I have a couple more ideas on the lid thing... eek.gif
Cool, let me know! PDT_Armataz_01_12.gif
post #24 of 34
How there's a match made in HEAVEN :) be good to that sweet thang icon_mrgreen.gif
post #25 of 34
Glad to see ya saved her from that cold Lowes floor...Winters comin soon..Better plan on lot's of long smokes PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif thru the cold months to keep her warm....LOL......DB BBQ
post #26 of 34
Thread Starter 


My camera still sux... it is way old technology that I need to replace. Anyway, here are a few lamo shots of the ECB mods so far...

1 - grill grate mod
2 - front view
3 - top vents mod
4 - bottom vent mod
post #27 of 34
looks good hawgPDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #28 of 34
Thread Starter 
Thanks! Now I'm thinking on ways to seal the lid around the chamber... that should give me good air flow and heat control... PDT_Armataz_01_12.gif
post #29 of 34
Hawg, I don't get much leakage around the lid, you might want to try it first. I also put two vents on the top of mine. I also drilled hole in the sides even with each rack for the thermometer probes and I put nylon push bushings in the holes so the cords won't get rubbed.
post #30 of 34
Thread Starter 
Thanks Blackhawk, I intend to drill holes for thermo probes... ain't got there yet.

As far as the lid goes, I am in tinker mode... a dangerous place for me to be (just ask me lovely bride). I have an idea that I have almost brought to fruition, that will "seal" the lid to the main body... nothing fancy, not a super-tight seal, but it will eliminate the big air gap between the two. It may not be necessary for a true functionality improvement, but neither is a hair piece... PDT_Armataz_01_12.gif

My hair is disappearing, but my mind is still... somewhere... I think... PDT_Armataz_01_23.gif
post #31 of 34
I don't get much leakage eith around the lid - exspecially after a bit of grease gets on there! Looks good Hawg!
post #32 of 34
Thread Starter 

Call me crazy...

...but I did it. I came up with a "seal" to close up the gap between the main chamber and the lid. It isn't air tight, but it will block most of gap.

I got a 5' coil of 3/8" flexible copper tubing, formed a ring to fit snuggly around the lid, trimmed it to length and soldered the two ends together. I'll use some pop rivets and hi temp sealer to mount it to the lid. The ring rests nicely on the top edge of the main chamber, closing up the gap.

Film at eleven...
post #33 of 34
Sounds neat, post a pic when your done
post #34 of 34
Thread Starter 
Will do...
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