Need help sealing master built smoker door

Discussion in 'Propane Smokers' started by benshort, Mar 18, 2013.

  1. benshort

    benshort Fire Starter

    Hey guys I seasoned my master built Xl smoker yesterday and noticed a lot of smoke comming out of the cracks around the door. Today I bought sum rvt and sum fireplace rope gasket seal put I'm just not sure how I properly seal this thing any help will be thankful
     
  2. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    The easy way is to just run a thin bead of the RTV along the door where it meets the cabinet then cover the RTV with some plastic wrap and shut the door. Leave it closed until the RTV is dry then open and pull off the plastic wrap.
    The rope will work but you have to find just where to put it so it will seal and it's not very easy to get it to stick.
     
  3. benshort

    benshort Fire Starter

    Thanks the rvt by itself worked great......
     
  4. benshort

    benshort Fire Starter

    Ok thanks I will look at that rubber seal because today after running sum heat through the thing I noticed the rvt was sticking real bad I thought I had it whooped but prob not. Am I worried to much bout this smoke leaking through the door thing guys I'm gonna use this thing this weekend regardless just had sum time this week to mess with it
     
  5. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Mine leaks at the door too. Don't think it causes any problems.
     
  6. I'll second the silicone seal recommended by migraine.  I just bought my smoker and tried the gasket rope with glue and it wouldn't adhere even after liberal cleaning of the painted surface.  I picked up the silicone seal at Home Depot no prob, did the seasoning last night and it withstood the temps no problem (I assumed it would since it's silicone.)  Looks a lot cleaner and neater than the rope did anyway, not that it should be staying neat for long!

    Good luck!
     
  7. benshort

    benshort Fire Starter

    Ok how did u apply the silicone? Did u just run a bead around the door or smoker? Did u use the thin paper trick and close the door to try and form the bead?
     
  8. davidhef88

    davidhef88 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Bbqgaskets.com. Looks like they have many different options
     
  9. benshort

    benshort Fire Starter

    Ok that looks good. I'm gonna try that maybe or that BBQ gaskets. I have a bead of rtv ran around the door right now. It works but looks bad u know.
     
  10. davidhef88

    davidhef88 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I ran into that site on accident. I gave a moderator the info to pass to Jeff about sponsorship. I think they would do great as an advertiser here.
     
  11. smokeusum

    smokeusum Smoking Fanatic

    All this info was great; I have the MB XL, too... I figured what I lost at the door was just part of something I had to live with!!!

    Although, I do have a ? Or two... Did you seal the hinge side, too? I worry about not being able to open it up fully (the whole reason of being the XL!!) Don't need an answer for the next question I had; just remembered that the latch was adjustable :p
     
  12. benshort

    benshort Fire Starter

    Well I ran my bead of high temp rtv around all edges. And when I decide to pull that off because of the looks I will still try and go all around with whatever seal I end up with.
     
  13. benshort

    benshort Fire Starter

    Legacy of bob I just noticed in your picture ur rig has two door latches. Are these factory latches or did you add a second one yourself? Mine only has one, in the middle.
     
  14. smokeusum

    smokeusum Smoking Fanatic

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    Mine also only has the one latch.
     
  15. MIne only has one latch but i sure would like to have one or two more "top and bottom" along with the one in the middle !!
     
  16. smokeusum

    smokeusum Smoking Fanatic

    Why?
     

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