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Old 12-11-2014, 04:27 PM   #2
THoey1963
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Join Date: 01-08-14
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Default WSM Gaskets from BBQGaskets.com

When I first got my WSM, I had a lot of leaks from where the main pieces fit together and around the door. While these may have sealed up over time, I was impatient and ordered the WSM gasket kit from BBQGaskets.com.

1. First I did a good scrub where the gaskets were going to go. I used Fast 505 degreaser from Home Depot and a scrubby pad. Not too difficult, but I only had a couple cooks on her so far.



2. Nice and Shiny...



3. Starting on the bottom of the center piece, I gently measured the gasket around the rim. I did my first quarter of the way, but didn't put down enough of the sealant, so I had to do it again. You get a whole tube, so don't try to use it sparingly.



4. Now you can see a little bit leaking out. I stretched this gasket to make it a little thinner as I had heard of difficulties in getting the pieces to fit together.



5. That's how much I started using and it held well. I used a toothpick to roll the cement back and forth until it was even.



6. The drum kept wanting to roll, so I put a box of salt down on each side to stabilize it.



7. After stretching it around, you can see how much extra I had.



8. Trimmed and this half done. Let it sit for a while before I started the other side.



9. Working the top of the center piece now. Instructions made it sound like I wanted the gasket on the vertical edge, but research and my common sense told me to put it on the horizontal edge so the lid could sit on top of it.



10. Tried not to stretch this piece at all.



11. Top completed.

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