Sealing up a smoker

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by vance hanna, May 18, 2015.

  1. vance hanna

    vance hanna Smoke Blower

    What do yall use to seal up your smoker to prevent as much smoke loss as possible? I picked up some fireplace cement because it was cheap and it is good up to 2000 degrees, how safe you think it is to seal up a smoker with it?
     
  2. oddball

    oddball Smoke Blower

  3. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Use high temp. Silicone gasket compound and Saran wrap . Better than anything else.
     
  4. vance hanna

    vance hanna Smoke Blower

    Doesnt the Saran wrap just melt and burn off?
     
  5. Remove the saran wrap after the silicone dries
     
  6. vance hanna

    vance hanna Smoke Blower

    ahhh
     
  7. Good advice   That is what I did, easy and works like a champ

    Gary
     
  8. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I'm sorry ,Vance , I got up to go get Trish from work and didn't get back.I should have said to the sealer on your Smoker body around the opening of the pit, and cover it with he saran ,

    Shut the lid and let her sit 24hrs. and take the saran off .

    As Gary says , it does a supreme job and  will stay with the pit or several years.

    Oh , and be sure to sand over the area you put the sealer on to help secure it over the paint .

    Now , have fun and . . .
     
  9. inkjunkie

    inkjunkie Master of the Pit

    Brain is a bit fuzzy yet...how exactly do you do this? Put the sealer around the opening, after paint removal, and cover the bead with Saran wrap prior to shutting the door? The wrap doesn't stick to the plastic?
     
  10. vance hanna

    vance hanna Smoke Blower

    I think ill use the 2000+ degree cement around the fire box and the Silicone around the rest of the grill where the temp wont be as high. I already have the cement so seems a shame to waste it lol
     
  11. inkjunkie

    inkjunkie Master of the Pit

    Is the cement exterior stuff?
     
  12. vance hanna

    vance hanna Smoke Blower

    Furnace Cement and Fireplace Mortar from Town and Country, good up to 2000 degrees or so it says
     
  13. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Vance  you can get high temp. sealer at an auto parts shop . It will be in a squeeze tube.

    Sand down your Sm0kers edge around the openings (fire box and the cooking chamber) enough for the sealer to stick to the  pit .

    Now , squeeze the sealer around the edge of the openings , place some Saran wrap over that and shut the doors. Let this  sit for 24hr. , the, peel the Saran off.

    You should have a really good seal and if needed , you can use a razor blade to cut it off to re-pair or re-do it if needed .

    Hope this clears things a bit. need more help [​IMG]  , PM me .

    Have fun and . . .
     
  14. vance hanna

    vance hanna Smoke Blower

    Did use the High Temp Silicone to seal up where there should have been a solid seam and instead the spot welded it. As far as where the Lid Seals the gap is too big for a silicone Seal So i have a Nomex Seal Kit on the way.
     
  15. vance hanna

    vance hanna Smoke Blower

    Well this is what i have done so far, still waiting on my Nomex Gasket to get here.













     

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