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  1. #1
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    Default Makin' a Better Seal

    I've been lovin' my Emeril by Viking grill as y'all might have guessed by my many posts. One of the negatives of this grill is that it doesn't seal very well around the lid.

    Weber is superior in this regard. Closing the lid and vents after a cook snuffs out the fire almost immediately on a Weber. Leftover charcoal can be saved for the next cook. Not so much on the Viking. I can actually see daylight if I peak through the exhaust vent toward the back of the lid.

    Well I finally got around to workin' on that last Friday.



    First I removed the lid and cleaned inside and all around the channel where it makes contact with the fire bowl.

    Then I put in a thin bead of high temp silicone gasket material. Then covered the bead with strips of wax paper.





    All the way around.

    Then put the lid in place and let the weight of it press the goo in place and properly shape it.



    After setting for several hours, I removed the lid and peeled off the wax paper.



    Not the neatest lookin' job, but it made a vast improvement. Needs a little tweakin', but it's way better now. I can shut 'er down after cookin' and still have lots of coals left the next day.



    Thank's for stoppin' by!
    "Once I thought I was wrong, but I was mistaken."
    Tom, smoker of meats and fine cigars
    UDS, Vicking grill


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    Default

    I hate a Drafty pit looks like your taming the beast, I bet those Friday steaks could care less about neatness.
    Be kind to me, it's not my fault I'm a "PORK-A-HOLIC"!!
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    Chargriller Smokin' Pro/SFB
    Webber 22.5"
    Memorial UDS Big Jim

  3. #3
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    Buford Ga
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    Default

    If that dont work try some stove rope nextime .It will most defiantly work.
    LOve to grill and eat .
    The balck oval primos x tr lrg
    Steve

    4% of something that tastes like nothing is probably not needed.

  4. #4
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    Default

    Good job Tom. It's always a good feeling when you can take a great product and make it perform better. Simple mods can make a huge difference.

    BTW .. it's steak night ... can I get some sauteed mushrooms with mine???

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    Plank Owner ..................
    I didn't fight my way to the top of the food chain to be a vegetarian!



  5. #5
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    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by PigCicles View Post
    Good job Tom. It's always a good feeling when you can take a great product and make it perform better. Simple mods can make a huge difference.

    BTW .. it's steak night ... can I get some sauteed mushrooms with mine???

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    I like mushrooms about as much as you like chicken!
    "Once I thought I was wrong, but I was mistaken."
    Tom, smoker of meats and fine cigars
    UDS, Vicking grill


  6. #6
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    Hahaha I knooooowwww

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    Plank Owner ..................
    I didn't fight my way to the top of the food chain to be a vegetarian!



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