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Oklahoma Joe Bronco sealant

JBinGB

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Hello all! I placed an order for a Oklahoma Joe Bronco today! It was on sale for a little over $250.

I noticed some people complain the joint where the two buckets meet sometimes leaks. I have been considering using some red RTV silicone sealant made for fireplaces when assembling to seal the joint.

Would that be a good idea?
 

bregent

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Mine never leaked at all around that joint. I really wouldn't worry about it.
 

kruizer

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Definitely seal up that joint as you will lose smoke and heat at the joint. I know this because I have the Okie Joe highland.
 

JeffB1961

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my bronco is supposed to be delivered wednesday and i'm aware of the leaks around the drum halves and i don't want it leaking on our new deck i built last summer . just my opinion but i DESPISE the the look of red RTV on grills , was gonna use gasket tape but i saw slowhands video and he used 1/4 inch washers on the underside so my cheap butt is gonna try that . he mentions it about 60 seconds into this video . i'm sure wider tape or better placement of the tap would have worked ..... but washers are much cheaper . take care , jeff

 

JBinGB

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my bronco is supposed to be delivered wednesday and i'm aware of the leaks around the drum halves and i don't want it leaking on our new deck i built last summer . just my opinion but i DESPISE the the look of red RTV on grills , was gonna use gasket tape but i saw slowhands video and he used 1/4 inch washers on the underside so my cheap butt is gonna try that . he mentions it about 60 seconds into this video . i'm sure wider tape or better placement of the tap would have worked ..... but washers are much cheaper . take care , jeff

I've had a burn in and two cooks on my bronco so far. You are right, it leaks oil at the bolt holes but surprisingly it doesn't leak smoke. I am very impressed with how well it holds temps.

A word of advice though, use a hardwood briquette and not Kingsford blue bag. Please trust me
 

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