Welcome!


This is a membership forum. As a guest, you can click around a bit. View 5 pages for free. If you would like to participate, please join.

[ Pitmaster Club Information | Join Now | Login | Contact Us ]

There are 4 page views remaining.

Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

DLX24 Ash Dump Slide Door Sticks

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • SmokinAZ
    replied
    I've started dumping the ash while the smoker is still warm, That seems to have taken care of the problem. Thanks to all...

    Leave a comment:


  • bbqLuv
    commented on 's reply
    LOL. will there be a coming out party?

  • Steve R.
    commented on 's reply
    Good ol' percussive maintenance.

  • Whiskeyman53
    commented on 's reply
    I've had the same problem for a year, I'll try this idea next time I use my Camp Chef.

  • ChicoSteve
    replied
    Camp Chef just told me that there is a protectant on the metal parts from the factory. When the smokers are initially heated the protectant melts and can seal the slide to the track. They advised me to hit it from the top, bottom and on the handle with a rubber mallet. Worked like a charm. Slides easily now. Just took a little tap and it's free.

    Leave a comment:


  • Dadof3Illinois
    commented on 's reply
    Mine was doing the same thing, it was stuck TIGHT when the cooker was cold. I could dump it easy right after shutdown while it was still warm.
    This weekend I took it out and used some 220 sandpaper around the edges and that helped a ton!!

  • SmokinAZ
    replied
    No, it doesn't look warped, but it has always been difficult to open and close since Day 1. Upon closer inspection, there does appear to be quite a bit of grease and ash built up on the door and the connecting rod. I think I'll take it out, degrease it, and take a little steel wool to it. We'll see what happens. Thanks for your thoughts.

    Leave a comment:


  • IdahoJim
    commented on 's reply
    Woah. TMI

  • HawkerXP
    replied
    Wow. I can tell you that at 63 my dump door works just fine...... wait...what?
    Last edited by HawkerXP; October 25, 2021, 04:33 PM.

    Leave a comment:


  • glitchy
    replied
    Mine was sticking quite a bit, so I pulled it out, made sure it was flat likeGolfGeezer mentioned, then scraped it down really well on both sides with a painters tool. Worked a lot better after that. They make food grade silicone that might loosen gunk up in the channels where it slides, but I’d think any lubrication would burn away after the first fire.

    Leave a comment:


  • GolfGeezer
    replied
    I would always unlatch it before a cook and slide it back and forth vigorously, then do the same after the cook. Never needed anything to lube it. Is it rusting or is the plate warped that you can discern?

    Leave a comment:


  • SmokinAZ
    started a topic DLX24 Ash Dump Slide Door Sticks

    DLX24 Ash Dump Slide Door Sticks

    The ash dump door on my DLX24 sticks badly and is difficult to open and close. Does anyone know of a food safe lubricant that I could use on it or should I just take apart every time I clean out the smoker?

Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.
Working...
X
false
0
Guest
500
["pitmaster-my-membership","login","join-pitmaster","lostpw","reset-password","special-offers","help","nojs","meat-ups","gifts","authaau-alpha","ebooklogin-start","alpha","start"]
false
false
{"count":0,"link":"/forum/announcements/","debug":""}
Yes
Rubs Promo

Spotlight

These are not ads or paid placements. These are some of our favorite tools and toys.

These are products we have tested, won our top awards, and are highly recommend. Click here to read how we test, about our medals, and what they mean.

Use Our Links To Help Keep Us Alive

A big part of this site is our unbiased equipment and product reviews. We love playing with toys and we have no problem calling them the way we see them. Some companies pay a finder’s fee if a reader clicks a link on AmazingRibs.com and buys a product. It has zero impact on our reviews, zero impact on the price you pay, and the sites never tell us what you bought, but it has a major impact on our ability to keep this site alive! So before you buy, please click our links. Here’s a link that takes you to a page on Amazon that has some of our favorite tools and toys: https://tinyurl.com/amazingribs


Finally, A Great Portable Pellet Smoker


Green Mountain’s portable Davy Crockett Pellet Smoker is one mean tailgating and picnic machine. But it’s also gaining popularity with people who want to add a small, set it and forget it pellet smoker to their backyard arsenal. And with their WiFi capabilities you can control and monitor Davy Crocket from your smart phone or laptop.

Click here to read our detailed review and to order


The Pit Barrel Cooker May Be Too Easy


The PBC has a rabid cult following for good reason. It is absolutely positively without a doubt the best bargain on a smoker in the world. Period. This baby will cook circles around the cheap offset sideways barrel smokers because temperature control is so much easier.

Click here to read our detailed review and the raves from people who own them



Surely you know somebody who loves outdoor cooking who deserves a gift for the holidays, birthday, anniversary, or just for being wonderful. There he is, right in the mirror! Here are our selections of best ideas, all Platinum or Gold Medalists, listed by price.

Click here to see our list of Gold Medal Gifts

 

Comprehensive Temperature Magnet With 80+ Important Temps

Amazingribs.com temperature magnet
Winner of the National BBQ Association’s product of the year award. This 8.5″ x 11″ magnet contains more that 80 benchmark temperatures for meats (both USDA recommended temps as well as the temps chefs recommend), fats and oils, sugars, sous vide, eggs, collagens, wood combustion, breads, and more. Although it is not certified as all-weather, we have tested it outdoors in Chicago weather and it has not delaminated in three years, but there is minor fading.

Click here to order.


Blackstone Rangetop Combo: Griddle And Deep Fryer In One


The flat top does the burgers and the fryer does the fries. Use the griddle for bacon, eggs, grilled cheese, and so much more. And why deep fry indoors when you can avoid the smell and mess by doing it outside!

Click here to read our detailed review and to order


GrillGrates Take Gas Grills To The InfraredZone


GrillGrates(TM) amplify heat, prevent flareups, make flipping foods easier, kill hotspots, flip over to make a fine griddle, and can be easily moved from one grill to another. You can even throw wood chips, pellets, or sawdust between the rails and deliver a quick burst of smoke.

Click here for more about what makes these grates so special


Masterbuilt MPS 340/G ThermoTemp XL Propane Smoker


This is the first propane smoker with a thermostat, making this baby foolproof. Set ThermoTemp’s dial from 175° to 350°F and the thermostat inside will adjust the burner just like an indoor kitchen oven. All you need to do is add wood to the tray above the burner to start smokin’.

Click here to read our detailed review