Is this gap bad and what mods horizon smoker

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by kcmoribguy, Apr 26, 2015.

  1. kcmoribguy

    kcmoribguy Newbie

    I was wondering if this firebox gap is worth fixing and if so what should I do? I am planning on doing another thermometer lower right and a tuning plate should I do any gaskets?





     
  2. Any air leak you can fix is worth the time. You will have better heat control.

    Happy smoken.

    David
     
  3. drewed

    drewed Meat Mopper

    Agreed, any leak is worth fixing.  The tighter the system, the easier it is to control, especially when burning charcoal or wood.  A tube or two of high temp RTV silicone ( copper color,) or fireplace sealant will cure a lot of leaks.  Just clean the area well before you apply.  Rubbing alcohol works good after a de-greaser.  Gaskets on the firebox are a good idea in book - again it is about controlling the air flow.  On the grill door is up to you.
     
  4. I have a Horizon Smoker that has a small gap like yours. The Horizon with the 1/4 inch steel holds heat so well that the small gap does not really cause
    A problem since you need a little air to get through so the fire does not go out. I left mine like it was and it is an awesome smoker.
     
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