Originally Posted by Bluehawg
After you fire this thing up again let me know about how that silicone seal works on your firebox. I really like the idea of using it as the seal on the cooking chamber cause I know the heat there shouldn't ever get hot enough to melt it, but I am curious to know if it can be used for firebox seal too cause if it can, it will certainly be on mine for sure
Will do! My theory is: by putting the silicone on the door, I can keep the door open while getting the cooker fired up, which would be the time that I would be at the greatest risk of burning the gasket. Then when my cooker is warmed up and the fire is stabilized I can shut the door and control with the air intakes.
Actually, thinking about your setup, I am not sure the silicone will work for your firebox. Is your door going to open up? I used a door that opened up on my first cooker and it fried the the silicone. Of course that was doomed to fail because that probably ended up being the hottest spot on the entire cooker!