Looking for a door gasket

Discussion in 'Side Fire Box' started by motolife313, Sep 21, 2017.

  1. motolife313

    motolife313 Smoking Fanatic

    Trying to find good deal on door gasket. Local BBQ shop wants 5$ per foot lol and I ain't paying that when I need 11.5'. I bought it for my firebox door but that was a small amount. Looking for 1" or so thanks a lot in advance. Put part of my hinges on and got most of my door done today and need the gasket before welding it in place.
     
  2. Bbqgaskets.com used many times with excellent service and fast shipping
     
  3. motolife313

    motolife313 Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks. Should I trust the adhesive kind by itself or does it need some extra help with the BBQ safe silicone that I have?
     
  4. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    To be sure, pop-rivet in a few places if the glue don't hole... 
     
  5. motolife313

    motolife313 Smoking Fanatic

    Thank for the quick response Dave. That would definitely hold it in. I called around a little more today at fireplace shops and a guy told me to try ace. .99 cents per foot for 3/8 and 1.50$ for 1/2" so I got that and hopefully I can get the door on tomorrow. Just need to get a thermometer too. The ones at ace were all set up for a thin door not 1 3/4 like mine. Are the true tells setup for thick door? Be nice to get one that's even bigger so u can see it from inside easier.
     
  6. Look at the 3" River Country (RC-T34CC) Adjustable therm on amazon. Has a 4"stem and alot less than tel tru.
     
  7. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The Tru-Tells I use have NPT..   I turn them so the temp I'm trying to maintain is "UP"... or "LEFT" etc...  then I can see the needle and don't have to see the numbers...  Close enough for me..  I do have to make sure I'm wearing my far seeing glasses and not my readers...

    1 3/4" thick door ????
     
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2017
  8. Great point Dave, mine is at 6 position, at a quick glance I can see if im still running in the ballpark. Functionality over aesthetics.
    If your door is 1 3/4" you'll go with a long stem 1/2" npt and tap door or weld a coupling to mount.
     
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2017
  9. motolife313

    motolife313 Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks guys. Npt makes it even easier nice. Dave the door frame is 1.5" 16 gauge stainless and the exterior skin is 1/8 sheet and roxul safe and sound insulation. Been building it over a year and should be done in the next couple weeks or less
     
  10. Looking forward to seeing it.
     
  11. ahumadora

    ahumadora Smoking Fanatic

    The R34 TC work great    no problems.   Used them alot.
     
  12. motolife313

    motolife313 Smoking Fanatic

    I've got a thread on it in the reverse smoker forum. Called "stainless smoker build" I think, pry at bottom of page or page 2
     
  13. SmokinRuss

    SmokinRuss Fire Starter SMF Premier Member

    USA
    I used them too and very satisfied with my insulation mod. I used the tadpole material on my firebox lid and the Fireblack for my cooking area. Nice tight seals all around
     

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