well, i work for a moving/storage company, and a customer was going to toss this well used smoker out, so i brought her home. i've wanted to build one for a while, so i spent most of the day taking it apart, cleaning, and repainting it. i also am replacing the hardware with stainless, and have welded the whole frame together, along with most of the joints on the smoker itself. i ran out of paint, but i got the firebox painted, and part of the large part of the smoker(what is this called?) . i also am noticing that there are some gaps around the stack, and the lid doesn't quite shut all the way either. is there any type of seal i can purchase to seal these points? as far as i can tell this is a silver smoker by charbroil, but i have to be honest, i didn't realize they were built out of this think of gauge steel. its pretty dang heavy. anyhow, i hope to learn alot here, and thanks in advance for any pointers!!! oh yes, i hope to be cooking on it next weekend. i have a little more work ahead of me putting it back together. one more thing, what do you think of my new handle? im going to be making a diamond plate shelf to go in place of the wood also. THANKS GUYS!!!!