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Old 12-31-2008, 11:47 AM   #10
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Is there any more info on the silicon door gasket (Brand, etc.)?

I am trying a different lay out in the fire box hoping it will hold more heat. At minimum it will keep all coals off the steel box walls. The cinder tray will not fit, but some aluminum foil should keep clean up easy. The same basic layout was used in the smoke box too with vertical bricks on only 2 sides.

Ace Hardware can order split fire brick, but the price was almost 3 times what I paid at a brick yard ($1.10 per brick). The manufacturer has links on the site to their dealers:

One thing that has not been mentioned is that you also need a masonry cut off wheel to cut and notch the bricks to fit. A 7 inch wheel was $2.09 at Home Depot. Take your time. Fire brick are much harder than conventional brick. Don't be surprised if you wear down the wheel. Finally, if you have a respirator mask, use it! The dust from cutting especially this type of ceramic brick would do a real number on the lungs.
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