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Gasket Tape and RTV

Discussion in 'Blowing Smoke Around the Smoker.' started by Byrney, May 10, 2019.

  1. Byrney

    Byrney Newbie

    hi all

    Ive been doing a tone of reading on this site and have learnt a great deal. Some threads on topics im keen to learn are a tad old so I thought id ask before diving in and making a mistake.

    My smoker leaks around the doors and around the fb so i have purchased some gasket tape.

    So here it goes:
    1. Do I put the gasket tape around the lids or on the cooking chamber where the lid meets it
    2. Do i put the gasket tape around the fb lid or on the fb itself where the lid meets
    3. Do i put RTV bead down first then apply tape
    4. What RTV is the best to use these days
    5. Do you use black or clear RTV
    6. Do you guys silicone the inside of your cooking chamber

    Im an Aussie so i might not have the stuff you guys have in the usa and other countries

    Heres the gasket


    Cheers all have a good day
  2. Byrney

    Byrney Newbie

    Hmm no takers?

    I might’ve put this in the wrong area
  3. JC in GB

    JC in GB Smoking Fanatic

    Here are the best answers I can give.

    For door insulation, I try to put the adhesive side on the coolest side of the metal that isn't an edge. I used lava lock gasket and it worked well to insulate my firebox and firebox/cooker mating area. It works very well so far.

    As far as RTV. The only type you should use is high temperature, food grade RTV. No other.
    It usually comes in either reddish orange or black colors.

    You can use the RTV inside the cook chamber as long as it is the food grade type. I have had no issues using that to seal smoke leaks in my cook chamber.
  4. Byrney

    Byrney Newbie

    JC thanks for your thoughts and experience!

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  5. sandyut

    sandyut Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

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