Adding a 3/8in gasket on a Master Forge smoker - questions

Discussion in 'Propane Smokers' started by weevil, Jun 1, 2013.

  1. Based on what I've read from other users here I bought myself a 3/8" gasket and high-temp glue.  In placing the gasket around the edge as a test (without glue), I'm very worried that the door will not close and latch completely.  Am I missing something, such as the gasket will compress more than what I'm seeing?  Or is there something else I should be doing when placing/gluing the gasket around the edge?

    Last edited: Jun 2, 2013
  2. it sounds to me like you may need a thinner gasket.

    Happy smoken.

  3. davidhef88

    davidhef88 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Last edited: Jun 27, 2013
  4. Thanks David - I remember reading your post earlier.  Home Depot online didn't have anything smaller than 3/8" as I recall and their self adhesive was 1/2".  As a number of posts I read showed Master Forge owners using 3/8", I thought I should be safe getting it...

    I am considering widening the notch on the side where the handle locks to accommodate if it doesn't fit. :)
  5. davidhef88

    davidhef88 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I never measured mine but I think it may be less than a 1/4 inch. I got it at a fireplace store.

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