Best gasket for offset cook chamber and firebox

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Best gasket for offset cook chamber and firebox

Post by whiotewolf138 » July 26th, 2017, 3:41 am

Hey all im needing to put some gasket on my cook chamber and firebox. I had a big fire last winter and now it blow smoke like a crazy. Should i use lavalock fireblack or some other like nomex or something else on the cook chamber. Also would either one of those hold up on my firebox.
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Post by Rodcrafter » July 26th, 2017, 6:24 am

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I have used both of them. You need to get the same size as you had before so that your hinges will allow the doors to close correctly


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Post by whiotewolf138 » July 26th, 2017, 7:53 am

Didnt have any on it to begin with. After the fire it warped my fire box and cook chamber door . got so hot it popped the tires on the trailer



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Post by jadstar » July 26th, 2017, 10:40 am

I would recommend solving the grease problem that caused the fire to begin with first . Some pics of your smoker doors would help the great folks on this forum to point you in the right direction Welcome to the crew.

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Post by whiotewolf138 » July 26th, 2017, 12:54 pm

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Here is the doors. It wasn't a flareup from grease it was like a chemical flare up. I let an ex friend borrow it for a while and got it back on bad terms. I lit my charcoal like i always do then went back in house to get more coffee. Came back out side and i had a dang inferno
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Post by jadstar » July 26th, 2017, 2:39 pm

Try to clean up both surfaces on cook box and door seal . place plasticc wrap to surface of cook chamber where it contacts door seal. Apply bead of RVT red to cook box door flange. Close door for 24 hours to allow to cure. RVT will not stick to plastic wrap but will conform to warp/ variations in door seal. I would try some of the Lava lock self stick on your fire box seal. Hope this helps

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Post by Big T » July 26th, 2017, 7:57 pm

Wow that must have been a huge fire for the tires to explode with the amount of clearance between them and the fire box.


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Post by ajfoxy » July 26th, 2017, 8:53 pm

:yth:
Would have made the burgers a tad overdone


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Post by Rodcrafter » July 27th, 2017, 6:37 am

I was thinking the same thing BigT. My tires are like 8" from the FB.


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Post by whiotewolf138 » July 27th, 2017, 7:39 am

It was i sprayed water on it and it spread it happened back in the winter and still have a scourched spot in yard. I dont know what they put in there but i find out ill fix him good



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Post by whiotewolf138 » July 27th, 2017, 7:46 am

I had a brass light house i had screwed in top of cook chamber that i had to beat it out of the hole afterwards cause it got to hot and messed up threads



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Post by jadstar » July 27th, 2017, 8:16 am

Still sounds like a built up grease fire. Water making it spread makes it seem very likely.

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Post by Stewart » July 27th, 2017, 9:28 am

I'm guessing grease as well. I had one in the spring took me by surprise scared the hell out of me turns out a weld on my firebox had cracked allowing open flame to contact old grease where the FB and bp meet.



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Re: Best gasket for offset cook chamber and firebox

Post by Rodcrafter » July 28th, 2017, 6:49 am

:yth:

It does sound like a grease fire. I believe in making your smoker so air tight you can close it down and put out any run away or grease fires.


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