The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS.


Forum Portal Recipes Smoke Signals Magazine Welocme Merchandise Associations Purchase Subscription Brethren Banners
Go Back   The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS. > Discussion Area > Q-talk

Notices

Q-talk *ON TOPIC ONLY* QUALITY ON TOPIC discussion of Backyard BBQ, grilling, Equipment and just outdoor cookin' in general, hints, tips, tricks & techniques, success, failures... but stay on topic. And watch for that hijacking.


Reply
Thread Tools
Unread 03-11-2005, 03:17 PM   #1
NCGrimbo
is One Chatty Farker
 
NCGrimbo's Avatar
 
Join Date: 03-08-05
Location: Clayton, NC
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default Bandera and Silicone Caulk.

Hey all. I'm going to be putting my new bandera together this weekend. I was wondering if it would be worthwhile to add lines of high temp silicone caulk at the joints to help keep the heat and smoke in. What do you guys think about this idea?
NCGrimbo is online now   Reply With Quote


Unread 03-11-2005, 03:59 PM   #2
Mcockrell
Got Wood.
 
Join Date: 03-10-05
Location: sc
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

i have a great outdoors smoky mountain that has a leaky door also

i have thought about puttin silicone around the door as well, are you gonna use auto grade silicone ?
Mcockrell is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 03-11-2005, 04:25 PM   #3
BBQchef33
Grand Poobah and Site Admin
 
BBQchef33's Avatar
 
Join Date: 08-11-03
Location: Long Island, NY
Downloads: 12
Uploads: 4
Default

go to our files section. Under MoDS there is a Silicon door gasket write up.

Also in our photo gallery/mods section are photos of a gasket channel that gets mounted to the door and filled with fiberglass oven gaskets.
__________________
Site Administrator and
Grand PooBah

CBJ with a Fuzzy Blue Hat, 18 Foot Competition Trailer, Customized Klose BYC, Custom Klose built MoAB (Mother of All Banderas) passed on to Big Dog, 1 Double Barreled Lang 84, 1 Heavily Modified Bionic Bandera, 1 Custom Super Medium Stickburning Spicewine w/stoker, 1 XL BGE, 1 Mini BGE, 1 Pit Barrel Cooker, 3 WSMs, 3 Weber Kettles, an NB Hondo, A Modified Brinkman Horizontal, DCS 48" Grill, a Broilmaster P3, a covered, pellet pooping FEC100, and our duck died. :(

News Flash:
"A mans worth is judged by the weight of his integrity "

You know your getting older when you choose your cereal for the fiber, not the toy


Smoke on KC.
WWW.BBQ-BRETHREN.COM
BBQchef33 is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 07-12-2006, 09:52 AM   #4
billm
is One Chatty Farker
 
billm's Avatar
 
Join Date: 03-08-06
Location: Roselle Il
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

where exactly do you put the silicon bead? along the inside door lip or along the inside of the door ?
billm is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 07-12-2006, 10:02 AM   #5
NCGrimbo
is One Chatty Farker
 
NCGrimbo's Avatar
 
Join Date: 03-08-05
Location: Clayton, NC
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

I ended up putting it on the door where the sides curve around like an L.

Code:
 
 
| <- Door Lip
|
|             Door 
|               V
|_________________  
  ^
  |
Caulk inside of door here
__________________
"At what point did we forget that the Space Shuttle was, essentially, a program that strapped human beings to an explosion and tried to stab through the sky with fire and math? How jaded do we have to be to lose collective interest in that?" - Robert Brockway

Last edited by tommykendall; 07-12-2006 at 12:07 PM..
NCGrimbo is online now   Reply With Quote


Unread 07-12-2006, 10:06 AM   #6
billm
is One Chatty Farker
 
billm's Avatar
 
Join Date: 03-08-06
Location: Roselle Il
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

you put it on the dashed line or the other?
billm is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 07-12-2006, 11:34 AM   #7
RichardF
is One Chatty Farker
 
RichardF's Avatar
 
Join Date: 03-07-05
Location: what was the 2nd largest banking city in the US
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

When fitting the door with the gasket mod, you apply Vaseline to the surface that does not have the silicon applied so that the door does not stick during the cure process.

I have used the red high temp (400*F) silicon you can get at appliance parts stores. I have not seen it available at HD or Lowe's.
__________________
if you meet the Buddha on the road, kill him


Live every week like it's shark week

Last edited by tommykendall; 07-12-2006 at 12:09 PM..
RichardF is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 07-12-2006, 12:20 PM   #8
Brauma
Quintessential Chatty Farker
 
Brauma's Avatar
 
Join Date: 05-04-05
Location: Goochland, VA
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

I used a sheet of Mr. Gasket exhaust mainifold material (cut it to size) between the firebox and main chamber.
__________________
Mark - part of Cat Sass BBQ Team. Community Development VP - Secret Squirrel Society (but we don't exist)
Member: Mid Atlantic BBQ Association. Member: KCBS. CBJ # 31818

"Life's too short to drink cheap beer or eat crotchpot BBQ"

NB Bandera - refurbished; Two Big Green Eggs: Poncho - Large, and Lefty - Small; Weber Kettles; 6' fire pit; Super fast Blue Thermapen
Brauma is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 07-12-2006, 12:57 PM   #9
NCGrimbo
is One Chatty Farker
 
NCGrimbo's Avatar
 
Join Date: 03-08-05
Location: Clayton, NC
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by billm
you put it on the dashed line or the other?
In the corner of the dashed and solid lines, but on the solid line.
__________________
"At what point did we forget that the Space Shuttle was, essentially, a program that strapped human beings to an explosion and tried to stab through the sky with fire and math? How jaded do we have to be to lose collective interest in that?" - Robert Brockway
NCGrimbo is online now   Reply With Quote


Unread 07-12-2006, 01:23 PM   #10
billm
is One Chatty Farker
 
billm's Avatar
 
Join Date: 03-08-06
Location: Roselle Il
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

gotcha..thanks!
billm is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 07-12-2006, 01:45 PM   #11
MrSmoker
is One Chatty Farker
 
MrSmoker's Avatar
 
Join Date: 06-28-04
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Brauma
I used a sheet of Mr. Gasket exhaust mainifold material (cut it to size) between the firebox and main chamber.
What that stuff made out of ? I thought it was asbestos
__________________
Mr Smoker BBQ
Arizona Chapter BBQ Brethren-----AZBarbeque Hall of Fame, North American Outdoors Grill,Charbroil Red, #7 Custom Red Kamado, Bandera
MrSmoker is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 07-12-2006, 03:31 PM   #12
Doorbusters
Full Fledged Farker
 
Doorbusters's Avatar
 
Join Date: 01-05-06
Location: Wichita, KS
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Don't waste your money. I spent $40 to line my door with the stove gasket and stove silicone. It lasted all of maybe 45 minutes. I pulled the door, completely cleaned with acetone, let it set up for 48 hours, fell right off. Go with the channel.
__________________
[FONT="Arial Black"][/FONT] Custom offset (Delilah)
Bandera on the Welfare Wagon
Doorbusters is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 07-12-2006, 03:59 PM   #13
Kirk
is One Chatty Farker
 
Kirk's Avatar
 
Join Date: 09-06-05
Location: Langhorne PA
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

I see someone beat me to deleting my post. Didn't mean to derail your thread Grimbo!
__________________
Backyard All-Stars BBQ Team
"Too much pork for just one fork" - SCOTS
Kirk is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 07-12-2006, 06:41 PM   #14
JohnMcD348
is One Chatty Farker
 
JohnMcD348's Avatar
 
Join Date: 01-27-05
Location: Lakeland, FL
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

I started to do my BSKD Door up real nice with the high temp stuff and wiped the smoke chamber down with vasaline and everything. I had the drill and dremel tool out there cleaning the area along the door so it was nice ans shiny new metal instead of painted. Turned out to be crap. I scrapped it all out and one of these days I'm going to just lay a good bead of the stuff along the area and let it cure prior to putting the door back on. I never have been able to get the vaseline off the BSKD, it's pretty much leached it's way into the paint on the smoke chamber. Looks pretty neat when it rains and the water just beads right off the smoke box.
__________________
JTMcD.


We sleep peaceful in our beds because Rough Men stand ready in the night to visit violence upon those who would do us harm.......G. Orwell



Brinkman Smoke King Deluxe, The Famous StudeDera, Weber Smokey Joe Gold and Platinum, Brinkman Professional Grill, Brinkman ECB and 2 Weber Smoky Mountians
JohnMcD348 is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 07-13-2006, 12:36 PM   #15
jsimonson0
Full Fledged Farker
 
jsimonson0's Avatar
 
Join Date: 05-22-06
Location: Chicago, IL
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

I use the silicon gasket and almost no smoke comes out around thedoor. A little leaks out of hte bottom of the door, but I figure if it's coming out there, it's had opportunity to season the meat. One section took days to dry, the rest was firm to the touch within ~24 hours. I'm still considering sealing the seams on thefirebox, but now that I've figured out what height the heat source needs to be to keep the temps up, I may just leave it alone...
jsimonson0 is offline   Reply With Quote


Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hi Temp Silicone lrh Q-talk 5 06-25-2011 08:32 PM
RVT vs. HIGH TEMP CAULK donhd04 Q-talk 5 09-18-2010 09:10 AM
Hi temp silicone gasket Hachie Qer Q-talk 1 01-24-2009 09:52 AM

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Loading



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:59 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise v2.6.0 Beta 4 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
2003 -2012 © BBQ-Brethren Inc. All rights reserved. All Content and Flaming Pig Logo are registered and protected under U.S and International Copyright and Trademarks. Content Within this Website Is Property of BBQ Brethren Inc. Reproduction or alteration is strictly prohibited.
no new posts