PM Vault Clone

Smoker Clones are your own version of a commercially available Smoker. Examples are Stumps, Jambo, Backwoods, or any other you want to try to copy.
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PM Vault Clone

Post by Fattdaddy » February 1st, 2020, 5:11 pm

Greetings,

I am in the middle of building a cloned PM Vault and am working on the doors and door seals. I have not welded in my door stops because I am waiting until I decide on the type of gasket I want to use.
It looks like that on the PM Vault they use a 3/4” rope or tadpole gasket. I have looked at those options but started considering a flat self adhesive Nomex Gasket. The only problem is I can’t find one that is thick enough. I would like one 1/2” to 3/4” since I am using slam style latches.
Does anyone know if such an animal exists and if so where can I look.

Thanks in advance,
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Re: PM Vault Clone

Post by MattJ » February 1st, 2020, 5:15 pm

Have you considered using 1/4" on the door and 1/4" on the cooker?

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Re: PM Vault Clone

Post by Fattdaddy » February 1st, 2020, 5:28 pm

I have thought about using 1” x 1/4” but wasn’t sure if there would be enough compression since I was using the slam latches.



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Re: PM Vault Clone

Post by Fattdaddy » February 1st, 2020, 5:32 pm

If I did decide to use the 1” x 1/4” do you think I should weld the door stops flush against the door or leave maybe an 1/8” gap?



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Re: PM Vault Clone

Post by Dirtytires » February 3rd, 2020, 11:34 am

It just has to seal....not necessarily be crushed.



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Re: PM Vault Clone

Post by Diggerg » February 4th, 2020, 8:21 am

I used 1*1/4 on my GF. Just set the gap to 1/8 when fixing hinges.



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Re: PM Vault Clone

Post by Big T » February 4th, 2020, 5:26 pm

:yth:


Measure Twice.....Cut Three Times.

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Re: PM Vault Clone

Post by Fattdaddy » February 4th, 2020, 11:25 pm

Great! Thanks ya’ll for the input.



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