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Oklahoma Joe's Highland

Postby Tejano0369 » Tue Sep 20, 2016 2:00 pm

After months of extra chores and foot rubs (and lots of whining) Mrs. Tejano authorized the purchase of a new smoker. So this morning I went out to my local Wally-World and picked up the last in-stock Oklahoma Joe's Highland. I also got several feet of the gasket smoker seal. I was unable to find any high temp silicone adhesive. Opinion: should I go ahead and start assembly or order the adhesive from amazon and wait? How much of an advantage will the adhesive provide? And what other mods should be made?
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Postby Finatic » Tue Sep 20, 2016 2:36 pm

Congrats on your smoker! Most Walmart's I've been in that have an automotive section have stuff that will work. Look for Permatex brand gasket maker. It's just under $6/tube. They have red which is labeled hi-temp. They also have black which is not labeled high temp but I looked up the specs and the black has the same 1200 degree rating as the hi-temp red does. I've had the Permatex black gasket maker holding seals on the doors on my smoker for about a year now with no issues.
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Postby Tejano0369 » Tue Sep 20, 2016 2:38 pm

Finatic, thank you for the input. Greatly appreciated.
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Postby ChileFarmer » Tue Sep 20, 2016 2:56 pm

Congrats on the new smoker, I will be watching for smoke and some fine smoked meats. CF :D
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Postby Finatic » Tue Sep 20, 2016 3:40 pm

Tejano0369 wrote:Finatic, thank you for the input. Greatly appreciated.

Yes sir! :tup:
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Re: Oklahoma Joe's Highland

Postby Tejano0369 » Fri Sep 23, 2016 7:18 am

almost ready. letting the sealant and tape set.
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Postby Txdragon » Fri Sep 23, 2016 4:43 pm

Woohoo!! I've got another on team highland!!

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I need to gasket my doors, but I welded all the seams in the firebox. No chance of those seals failing. Lol
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Re: Oklahoma Joe's Highland

Postby Tejano0369 » Sat Sep 24, 2016 7:07 am

Txdragon, I used the gasket tape on the doors, but it didn't seal as much as I wanted. So I might go back and put a bead of high temp silicone between the tape and the lids, to see if that will fill in the small gaps.
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Postby Tejano0369 » Sat Sep 24, 2016 7:12 am

you can see some of the smoke leakage on the fire box door. there was also a little bit of leakage around the main door.
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Postby Txdragon » Sat Sep 24, 2016 8:33 pm

Yeah. The firebox lid will start to warp after a couple good fires. I use a hatchet to bang it back down a bit. Lol. I'm planning on fireplace gaskets with silicone for the lids. I figured I'd try some foil intermediately. Haven't done that yet though.
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Re: Oklahoma Joe's Highland

Postby Russ » Sat Sep 24, 2016 8:38 pm

Txdragon wrote:Yeah. The firebox lid will start to warp after a couple good fires. I use a hatchet to bang it back down a bit. Lol. I'm planning on fireplace gaskets with silicone for the lids. I figured I'd try some foil intermediately. Haven't done that yet though.


You have a hatchet as an accessory?, lol, I'm not coming to one of your cooks.!!! :D

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Re: Oklahoma Joe's Highland

Postby Txdragon » Sat Sep 24, 2016 8:47 pm

Russ wrote:
Txdragon wrote:Yeah. The firebox lid will start to warp after a couple good fires. I use a hatchet to bang it back down a bit. Lol. I'm planning on fireplace gaskets with silicone for the lids. I figured I'd try some foil intermediately. Haven't done that yet though.


You have a hatchet as an accessory?, lol, I'm not coming to one of your cooks.!!! :D

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Postby Russ » Sat Sep 24, 2016 8:53 pm

I've been called a slippery snake once :shock:

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Postby Txdragon » Mon Sep 26, 2016 3:08 pm

Russ wrote:I've been called a slippery snake once :shock:

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Re: Oklahoma Joe's Highland

Postby Txdragon » Thu Oct 20, 2016 4:37 pm

How's the Highland treating ya?
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