Fixed a leaking door

Discussion in 'Propane Smokers' started by hillbilly jim, Jul 27, 2016.

  1. hillbilly jim

    hillbilly jim Meat Mopper

    When I'm cold smoking with the AMNPS in my Masterbuilt 44 inch, I see smoke leaking out through the door joint. That's with no heat and every vent on it wide open, including the new 6 inch vent I recently installed. When I'm hot smoking, it's worse.

    I decided I'm smarter than a smoker, so I fixed it. I smeared a thin film of lard on the door jamb of the cabinet and then applied a bead of 500* rated silicone caulk to the door where it meets the jamb. I shut the door, latched it and left it sit to cure overnight.

    The door doesn't leak anymore.

     
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  2. forluvofsmoke

    forluvofsmoke Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Way to go, Jim!!! Wish I would thought of that with my old GOSM 3405-GW, or even my SV-24...it might have helped on my SnP, but that design had some really serious gaps (to the point that I didn't want to mess with gasket rope). I'll mention this to my son, though (he's using my SV-24).

    Points for utilizing a simple and effective method!!!

    Eric
     
  3. hillbilly jim

    hillbilly jim Meat Mopper

    Thanks, Eric.

    Make sure he understands the concept of the lard on the jamb. Otherwise, he'll glue the door shut!
     
  4. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Very resourceful Jim!

    Al
     
  5. forluvofsmoke

    forluvofsmoke Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yep, that would ruin a guys day, not to mention knock you down a couple rungs on the ladder...it sure would make a guy a bit more humble, wouldn't it? [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  6. kevers1000

    kevers1000 Newbie

    Thanks for the tip just bought a SV 24, and the door leaks bad.love it so far and got a great deal 89.99 at tractor supply .
     

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