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Gaskets and silicone

Postby skeetercat » Sun Jul 09, 2017 5:20 pm

getting my new smoker soon and will be doing some sealing has anyone had experience with Fireblack gaskets and Lavalock silicone?
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Re: Gaskets and silicone

Postby k.a.m. » Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:12 pm

skeetercat wrote:getting my new smoker soon and will be doing some sealing has anyone had experience with Fireblack gaskets and Lavalock silicone?

Any reason to not use the Lavalock gaskets?
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Re: Gaskets and silicone

Postby lowandslow1 » Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:09 pm

I used lavalock on my smoke chamber and firebox lid. The firebox lid came off after two uses. The smoke chamber is going strong. I would say that the firebox temp is just too much for most adhesives and silicones. I used red high temp silicone between the firebox and smoke chamber and that is okay after a dozen smokes. Anything near the main coals will blister and peel. When you have the fire set right there's no smoke around the door. I only have smoke around the firebox door when I am first pre-heating and the first minute of putting in a small tray of pellets.
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Re: Gaskets and silicone

Postby woodenvisions » Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:23 pm

Only gaskets I've used are Nomex. Holds up to 700 degrees so far, haven't used Lavalock or Fireblack.
I imagine they are close to the same material but could be mistaken ?

How have you made out since your post ?

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