Cook chamber/charcoal chute seams

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Cook chamber/charcoal chute seams

Post by Eeny » June 4th, 2017, 5:53 pm

Hi, was wondering what people's thoughts were on using this: http://www.screwfix.com/p/mapei-mapefle ... 00ml/25153 along the joins in the cook chamber and charcoal chute. It would allow me to be certain they were sealed and airtight and reduce the amount of weld/distortion. Good or bad idea?



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Re: Cook chamber/charcoal chute seams

Post by Big T » June 4th, 2017, 6:39 pm

I wouldn't use it. I saw on their website were someone asked if it was safe on a BBQ and they said it hadn't been tested and gave some generic answer about fire bricks.


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Re: Cook chamber/charcoal chute seams

Post by Eeny » June 5th, 2017, 1:49 am

Thanks T, bad idea then, will stick to welding it!



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Re: Cook chamber/charcoal chute seams

Post by ajfoxy » June 5th, 2017, 4:20 am

You'd need some fairly high amps to distort the charcoal chute at 1/4". Cook chamber more likely. But if you work methodically and slowly, stitch welding every couple of inches and leave it to cool between every three or so welds you can minimise distortion to a large degree. It does take a lot longer but looks so much better than the rushed, overheated welds and warped cook chamber.
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Re: Cook chamber/charcoal chute seams

Post by Rodcrafter » June 5th, 2017, 1:02 pm

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