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Unread 03-03-2013, 07:32 AM   #16
somebody shut me the fark up.
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A heat diffuser is a must with most smokers but so is a heat sink. I am old school so I use a water pan but some use sand.

BTW: I agree that you got a good deal on a great old school vertical smoker. Spend the time and get all the rust off. Rust is your enemy. Do the mods and fire that bad boy up. You're gonna love it!!

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Unread 03-03-2013, 10:57 AM   #17
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Congrats on the cool vertical. Don't see too many Okie Joes around here. Been wathing a Okie charcoal grill on CL.
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Unread 03-03-2013, 04:48 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by BBQchef33 View Post
U wont be disappointed. U got a good deal for a great smoker. I would have easily paid 300 -400 for an original ok joe just for the legacy.

Check out the bandera 101 doc for some ideas but u wont need alot of the mods in the ok joe. Its better built than the bandera. Keep us posted.

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The only reason I do not have one now is that I grew into Pellet Cooking and left all of the old school stuff behind!

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Unread 03-04-2013, 08:29 PM   #19
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Default Re: What's an Oklahoma Joes Vertical Smoker Worth?

Haris92, just now realized my "never mind" comment above might be misunderstood to be directed at you. I would still like the pics and measurements of the diffuser when you get a chance. I had asked where the Bandura document was kept.......and when I found it I edited that post saying never mind, I had found it.

Sorry for any confusion.
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Unread 03-08-2013, 09:48 AM   #20
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I'm ordering gaskets for this smoker today. Will the RTV silicone hold up on the firebox (much hotter than the pit area) or do I need to order high temp glue?

Is nomex gasket ok for the firebox or should I go with something that will go to 2000F?

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Unread 03-08-2013, 02:52 PM   #21
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I had one of those for years! I ended up giving it to my neighbor when I moved out of town. I lasted about 6 months before I was shopping for a Lang, LoL.
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Unread 03-08-2013, 04:07 PM   #22
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Congrats To your original question, its obviously worth between $200 and "priceless" so you got a great deal. I would have jumped on it also.
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