Cheap, easy door seal

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by phrogs4ever, Apr 26, 2010.

  1. phrogs4ever

    phrogs4ever Fire Starter

    I love my fatboy, but the door leaked smoke and heat like a sieve. I was considering some other ideas posted, but the fine salesman at a local bbq supply store said I should try the felt from the green egg lid seal. They sold it by the roll. Just cut to the size you need, it's self adhesive, and designed to resist high heat.

    Five minutes of work, and you can see how the access door doesn't leak any smoke. Because of the lid sizing issue with the double chef, the lid will continue to leak but at least it's at the top after it's had a chance to kiss the meat.
  2. treegje

    treegje Master of the Pit

    thanks for the tip [​IMG]
  3. indyadmin1974

    indyadmin1974 Smoking Fanatic

    Is there a model number or description of this? I'd like to see if I can find it online.

  4. phrogs4ever

    phrogs4ever Fire Starter

    That's the stuff. Thanks for finding it.
  5. jjw

    jjw Smoke Blower

    i have this same smoker and having trouble with the minion method. every time i do it the coals get set completely ablaze way too quickly and the temperature spikes. did you have this problem prior to sealing the door, and if so, did this remedy it?
  6. heatmaker

    heatmaker Newbie

    I used fiberglass rope gasket to seal up my SNP smoke chamber. I used high temp silicon to stick it on. You can buy this rope in 25 foot lengths from your local FW Webb or Bell Simons or any HVAC supply house. I am an HVAC/R tech by trade, so I had a bunch on hand.

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