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  1. #51
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    that cooker looks awesome!! Great job on the build! The brisket looks quite tasty too!
    Cheers, Mike
    Southern Style Cooker, 2-Hasty Bake's, Webber 22" one touch silver, UDS

  2. #52
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    Quote Originally Posted by trucknstuffmike View Post
    The brisket looks quite tasty too!
    Oops went back and looked again, looks like a pork butt not a brisket, I'll have a pulled pork sandwich please!
    Cheers, Mike
    Southern Style Cooker, 2-Hasty Bake's, Webber 22" one touch silver, UDS

  3. #53
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    Feb 2008
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    Robby, nice looking rig there. As for your hear problem, try the door seal, and a smaller fire if possible. I noticed that your stack runs to grate level. If the seal and size of fire don't help try, and this is only a suggestion, raising the bottom of the stack up to allow more heat to escape instead of holding in the cooking chamber. Internal fireboxes waste very little heat. You can regulate the amout of heat escaping with your stack cover. I have a 6" stack with damper assembly in mine and only run it about 1/3 open when cooking. My stack is also flush with the top of my cooker on the inside.
    Steve


    1-UDS
    1-Homemade stickburner/ Buela

  4. #54
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    Dec 2010
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    Quote Originally Posted by jerry516planes View Post
    I agree with Andy. I use ATV silicone to glue the rope on. I get a reliable air tight seal on the gravity feed. The ATV is available at any autoparts store. If your gaps are small you can use the silicone without the fiberglass rope.

    I get my fiberglass rope at the brickyard.

    Don't wate your money on the glue that the Fiberglass rope people sell!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I will post a couple pictures if you want. Just ask!
    Jerry, I would love to see some pictures. Thanks

  5. #55
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    Nov 2008
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    Jenison, Michigan, United States
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    Default Fire Box gasket!









    I used some 1/2" angle and fashioned a channel. Used 5/8" fire rope and RTV to glue it in!
    Jerry.Hickory Grove BBQ
    20" x 72" Gravity Feed by Wasson
    Member GLBBQA http://www.glbbqa.com/
    Member KCBS and Certified Judge

  6. #56
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    Nov 2008
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    Jenison, Michigan, United States
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    Default Gravity Feed Airtight Door seal

    I took these this morning when I started todays rib burn.









    I used the Copper RTV and has been on there for abot 11 months and is still air tight. It will eventually compress and will need replaced. Still works. Easy enough to replace!

    I also sealed around the cook chamber door and will post some pictures of that gasket as well. That one is pure RTV and no rope. I tried the rope but was just dirty and looked awful. So I scraped it off and used the OKIE method.
    Jerry.Hickory Grove BBQ
    20" x 72" Gravity Feed by Wasson
    Member GLBBQA http://www.glbbqa.com/
    Member KCBS and Certified Judge

  7. #57
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    Nov 2008
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    Jenison, Michigan, United States
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    Default Okie style cook chamber gasket



    I used the black RTV only. I had about a 1/4" gap to fill as I had welded up allowing for fire rope. I cleaned and degreased the door edges to bare metal. No paint! Applied cooking oil with a pastry brush to one side (NOT PAM). (I did try pam and had to use a hydraulic jack to get the door open. The air was blue in the shop as my wife tells the story..)

    I did the door side and applied a heavy bead. closed the door and lesft it for 24 hrs. Temperature was 50 degrees. When I tried it I found that it had not completely set up. Closed the door and left it for 2 more days. It did set up. However the gap was too large and I need more.

    I cleaned the other side clean and applied a second layer on the opposite side. Placed wax paper between and closed it for 24 hours. Had a good seal and all is good.

    This is a messy process and takes some time. Clean up with a razor knife and change blades often. I am please with how it looks and works. Much cleaner and cleans up with soap and water.

    Sorry I did not get back to you sooner. Good Luck!
    Jerry.Hickory Grove BBQ
    20" x 72" Gravity Feed by Wasson
    Member GLBBQA http://www.glbbqa.com/
    Member KCBS and Certified Judge

  8. #58
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    Very nice build.
    Mike

  9. #59
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    Jerry, thanks for the pix. I wrapped my fire box with some rope, and added an additional clamp. Things seem to be working just fine now. Here are some pix of my first fatty, a couple beer but yard birds, and a rck of ribs. All came out great.


  10. #60
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    Jenison, Michigan, United States
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    I am glad that it is cooking good! Good looking food. I found that mine cooks better every time I use it. I think it takes a year to get it seasoned properly.

    You should be very proud. That cooker will last a lifetime.

    Jerry.Hickory Grove BBQ
    20" x 72" Gravity Feed by Wasson
    Member GLBBQA http://www.glbbqa.com/
    Member KCBS and Certified Judge

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