Any success with Lavalock gaskets or others?

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Once I get my replacement smoke fire and test it I will add the gasket. I love the product and have used it on my Summit gasser and my WSM.
 

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Has anyone sealed the top of the lid? I have more smoke coming out of there than the vents? I replaced the auger, chute, motor assembly the same day and it originally went to 600 for the tryout and then the next day I couldn’t get it to go past 190. I would like to seal it off so the smoke stays in the chamber longer. Any suggestions?
 

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Has anyone sealed the top of the lid? I have more smoke coming out of there than the vents? I replaced the auger, chute, motor assembly the same day and it originally went to 600 for the tryout and then the next day I couldn’t get it to go past 190. I would like to seal it off so the smoke stays in the chamber longer. Any suggestions?
Sorry to bump an old thread, any updates on anyone applying the gasket to the top of the lid as well? As a new EX6 owner I'm debating on installing some around all 4 sides of the lid. Thanks
 

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Sorry to bump an old thread, any updates on anyone applying the gasket to the top of the lid as well? As a new EX6 owner I'm debating on installing some around all 4 sides of the lid. Thanks
Just keep in mind that the probe wires feed through the notch in the upper right hand corner of the lid.
 

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Great point, so what's everyone's consensus about gaskets around the lid, yay or nay? Thanks.
My question would be why? All Smokers smoke and that smoke needs to go somewhere. Besides, I get very little smoke being omitted around the lid.

Further, I would suggest you contact Weber first to make sure that, if you close off all sources of air discharge except the back “vents”, you would not be creating an artificial back pressure on the combustion fan/blower that supports the burn...just my thoughts.
 

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Just keep in mind that the probe wires feed through the notch in the upper right hand corner of the lid.
Why mess with that little notch? There are big exhaust holes in the back that work very nicely to pass a probe through.
 

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Here are the pics of mine, from both sides. You can see the smoke ring it’s created already.. I’ll have to get back to you on where I got mine, but I think it was from Amazon. I bought it for my Weber 22” Kettle a couple of years ago, it works great there too. I had just enough left over to do my EX6 lid.
I have that gasketing on my WSM 22” as well...really helped with unattended long (20 hrs. +) smoke/ burn time without having to add briquettes to maintain temp. No plans to do so on my ex4.
 
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Why mess with that little notch? There are big exhaust holes in the back that work very nicely to pass a probe through.
I just prefer the notch as it is easier to move probes around, especially the ambient air grill temp probe that I frequently move between upper and lower grates to monitor the smoker temp.. Otherwise than that running them through the rear vents works as well.
 

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I'm thinking with all of the calls to customer service that a large number of owners here have made, and with the possibility of needing service under the warranty, one may want to keep this in mind when adding a third-party modification to one's SmokeFire:

"The use and/or installation of parts on your Weber
product that are not genuine Weber parts will void
this Warranty, and any damages that result hereby
are not covered by this Warranty."

Not that Weber would start to play hardball given all of the scrambling they have had to do with this grill, but it would certainly be within their right under the warranty. YMMV.
 

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Why mess with that little notch? There are big exhaust holes in the back that work very nicely to pass a probe through.
Thermoworks specifically states not to use them for probes bc the hot air gets concentrated and temps could be higher and damage probe wires
 

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Thermoworks specifically states not to use them for probes bc the hot air gets concentrated and temps could be higher and damage probe wires
What's interesting is the SmokeFire temperature probe wire runs through a small hole behind the unit effectively doing the same thing. LOL @weber....
 

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Again with the Thermoworks and Weber comparisons
 

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What's interesting is the SmokeFire temperature probe wire runs through a small hole behind the unit effectively doing the same thing. LOL @weber....
Except hot air rises and is concentrated at the exhaust area. I would expect a rocket scientist to know and understand these simple concepts. LOL!
 

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