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What would yall suggest for fixing any seals on a smoker?

 
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thOMpson
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01 05 5:14 am    Post subject: What would yall suggest for fixing any seals on a smoker? Reply with quote

thanks in advance for the advise...
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01 05 5:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What kind of seals?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01 05 5:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe the stuff that is used to seal oven doors? just an idea.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01 05 5:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DawgPhan wrote:
What kind of seals?


Around the doors and such, and some of the welding.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01 05 6:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have heard of using a gasket
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01 05 7:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can use a fiberglass fire place gasket (from any fireplace store) But first consider if the leak is really causing a problem. Is it on the intake side (fire box)? Or is it in the smoker section? Is it causing a heat problem or just messing up the smokers finish. The point is that the stuff does work….. but installing it is sometimes not worth the effort.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01 05 7:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Somethin' like this would work...

http://www.woodstove-outlet.com/gasket1.htm
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01 05 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alien BBQ wrote:
You can use a fiberglass fire place gasket (from any fireplace store) But first consider if the leak is really causing a problem. Is it on the intake side (fire box)? Or is it in the smoker section? Is it causing a heat problem or just messing up the smokers finish. The point is that the stuff does work….. but installing it is sometimes not worth the effort.


I agree Alien, usually its not worth the trouble.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01 05 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can always use aluminum foil for quick and easy repairs by crumpling up and plugging any areas as needed.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02 05 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did I understand it correctly that plain Aluminum would be alright for use inside the smoker? I have a piece that I was going to use for a baffle but I am not sure about the health risk. -mike
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 03 05 1:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is no inherent health risk with aluminum. Most cheap cookware is made out of it, however……. The concern is with it melting in a fire box. Aluminum, unlike steel that will warp and then fail; aluminum has a tendency to stay structurally sound until it hits a stage in which it turns to molten metal. Just be careful with what you do with it.
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