Fire Box Gasket

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Fire Box Gasket

Post by whtsmoke » July 9th, 2017, 12:43 pm

I used the fiberglass mesh gasket material and applied it with the RTV sealant and after a couple of smoke the gasket is coming loose, is it due to too much heat in the fire box or is there a better adhesive to use for this?



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Re: Fire Box Gasket

Post by Big T » July 9th, 2017, 1:51 pm

I haven't used it on the FB but I use it to glue the gaskets on the CC and I haven't ever had any issues. I'm not sure what temp it's rated for but the FB gets pretty hot. I've seen guys use the self adhesive gaskets and tadpole gaskets on the FB without any problems. Did you remove the paint from the mounting area and is it on the door or the FB ?


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Re: Fire Box Gasket

Post by whtsmoke » July 9th, 2017, 2:37 pm

yes I sanded the finish off on the inside, I dont think it's going to be a problem at least right now as it lays there and doesn't fall off. I was just curious if there was something other to apply it with, I don't even know how much it would leak without it. I can always use a toggle clamp to hold it tight if need be. Thanks BigT you are always jumping in to help me



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Re: Fire Box Gasket

Post by Rodcrafter » July 9th, 2017, 5:08 pm

I use rope on my FB(s) and red silicon. I haven't had any trouble with it.


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Post by Big T » July 9th, 2017, 5:51 pm

I try to help out whenever I can :beer:


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Re: Fire Box Gasket

Post by Coachruss » October 7th, 2017, 3:59 pm

Do you need latches with firebox too?

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Re: Fire Box Gasket

Post by Rodcrafter » October 11th, 2017, 8:54 am

If your smoker's FB will hold the door shut tight by gravity (top loading) then you don't need latches otherwise you will.

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Post by The Czar » October 16th, 2017, 9:49 pm

RC...isn’t that like saying it might rain tomorrow...but if it doesn’t then it won’t? LOL


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Post by Rodcrafter » October 17th, 2017, 5:08 pm

Well I guess so DC.

Darn it, I was thinking that I don’t know if he has a swinging door or a top lifting door.


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Post by The Czar » October 17th, 2017, 5:13 pm

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Post by Squiggle » October 17th, 2017, 9:27 pm

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Re: Fire Box Gasket

Post by Rodcrafter » October 22nd, 2017, 6:32 pm

Yes you are a trouble maker too Squiggle. lol


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