Insulating the Landman 38" wide

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by lamar, Nov 1, 2013.

  1. lamar

    lamar Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Decided to insulate my Landman 38" wide body  and get ready for Maine winters.

      Picked up a sheet of Fiberduct board at a refrigeration supply and a roll of aluminum tape.  The ductboard is rated R 4.3.  It is compressed fiberglass with an aluminum face.  Cuts easy with a knife.

    Taping the lower vent opening.


    One side and back


    Side view showing vent cutout


    Rack for thermometers


    Rack for thermometers

    The job took about four hours and materials cost 55 bucks.  I fired it up at the 225 setting I used last and it gained 30+ degrees!   I only insulated the sides,  back, and top.  May do the door sometime,  but right now,  it don't need it.  Very satisfied with the mod.  Gas savings alone should pay for it in a few months.

    Ready for cold weather smoking.
     
    Last edited: Nov 2, 2013
  2. That looks pretty great!

    Mainly interested in that thermometer rack, how'd you do that? Is the rack something you made yourself or a modified something from the store? How did you mount that?

    I'm in central Va. and while it gets plenty cold from time to time, I'm not sure it's insulation worthy cold. Even when it drops it can often be for only a few days.
     
  3. lamar

    lamar Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    The thermometer rack is simply a sheet  of steel attached to a small angle iron with bolts.  It is then bolted into the sides of the smoker through the insulation.  I used a steel sheet so the thermometers magnets would work.
     
  4. Very nice mod. I had forgotten about the magnets on the Therms, good thinking!

    Thanks for the response.
     
  5. bamofnh

    bamofnh Fire Starter

    Great job and your Craftsmanship is superb.[​IMG]
     
  6. lamar

    lamar Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    After using this mod a few months now,  I am very  pleased with it.  I have used it at temps from 10F to 65F  and never have to change the needle valve setting to maintain 230F.  I put one chunk of hickory in the pan and it usually lasts 4-5 hours. 

    Works for me.
     
  7. humdinger

    humdinger Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Looks like a smoker fit for the international space station now! [​IMG]  Nice job. I may do this to the back and sides of mine. thanks.
     
  8. lamar

    lamar Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Thanks humdinger.......I appreciate that comment.
     
  9. Is there any issue with that insulation if the smoker is outdoors and semi exposed to the elements (rain & snow)?  Mine is on my deck and has a caver but I still get some moisture inside at times.
     
  10. lamar

    lamar Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Mine is in a open porch and is not in the rain at all. The insulation is foil backed and seams sealed with aluminum tape so none of the actual insulation is exposed.

    Lamar
     
  11. I'm not sure how the the landman compares to a Masterbuilt, but I noticed you also put some skirting on your legs. Did you notice any change in the updraft through the burner?
     
  12. lamar

    lamar Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    I did not see any change in the burner with the addition of the skirt. I only put them on the sides and back. I left the front of the base open.
     
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