odb1967 wrote:I would really like to know how you stop all the smoke from leaking around the smoking chamber door and from the fire box door, also from between the fire box and smoke chamber.
First off Howdy & welcome! Now lets tighten up that pit
The chamber door is an easy fix all you need is a 1 Yankee dollar and a Crescent hammer. Lay the dollar in the door and close it. Grab the end with your thumb and index finger and gently apply tension if it slips through the opening take the crescent Hammer and open the jaw slip it over the edge of the chamber not the door
and bend it out just a little work your way around the opening until the dollar wont pull out. Light a small smokey fire 2-3 briquette and a few wet chips is all you'll need. choke down the stack and check for leaks make what additional adjustments you need to.
By the Firebox door I assume you're speaking of the clean out on the end of the box. if you have a Welder you can double flange the door and opening with 1" flat stock. I have done two that way for friends. baring that get the BBQ'ers Fix all: Aluminum foil. tear off a piece and fold in to a long 1" wide strip and form the strip around the door to form a seal.
Now for the fire box/oven connection again if you have a Welder if not go to your favorite auto parts store and get a tube of the RED Permatex High temp silicone. Unbolt the box from the body and lay a bead around each bolt hole then connect the holes with a bead and bolt the box back up it takes 24 hrs to cure.