Smoker help

Discussion in 'Brick Smokers' started by bennynuckles, Feb 16, 2015.

  1. Just finished this smoker the first one I've ever built. Started the first fire yesterday and losing a lot of smoke and heat around the doors and frames. I'm gonna seal up around the frames with fireclay and mortar. Does anyone know anything that would make a good insulated seal between the doors and doorframes?
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2015
  2. More info is needed. I don't know if it is brick or steel or wood. A pic would be nice. I see this is your first post. When you get a chance will you drop by roll call so everyone can give you a proper SMF [​IMG]?

    Happy smoken.

  3. Finally got a good enough signal to post a pic. I'll go to roll call in a little while . Thanks!!'
  4. That is a fine looking smoker. You could use the fireplace rope type stuff or high temp selicone.

    Happy smoken.

  5. Nice looking smoker!

    The fireproof rope is a solution.Just a matter of how you are getting it to stick to door & how it sits against frame to give you best seal.

    We have a premix putty here for sealing joints on pot belly stoves & the like.
  6. wes w

    wes w OTBS Member

    Agreed, very nice smoker. You can get the robe as thin as 1/8in.   Its the same stuff you would buy for a wood stove door.  Your local hardware should have what you need.

    I don't have any type of seal around my doors.  They are metal to metal.  If I get smoke out the doors I open the top damper more.  That way I know the smoke is moving freely and not becoming stale in the chamber.  
  7. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Group Lead OTBS Member

    google search Lavalock Gasket... you can get it in self stick or glue on... flat or rope....

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