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  • Wolverine4400
    Former Member
    • Sep 2016
    • 39
    • Aiken, SC

    Wood Smokehouse - sealants

    I built a smokehouse a few years ago and was wondering what i could use to seal a few cracks in it? I am not familiar with wood sealants and only found sealants for metals on the site. Maybe i missed something on the site but can anyone provide me with a solution or 2?
    thanks,
  • SMOG MAN
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    • Jan 2016
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    #2
    I would guess some exterior grade caulking from the hardware store.

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    • Abom
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      • Sep 2016
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      #3
      If the cracks are large, or temperature sensitive you could use oakum. Just drive it into the cracks.

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      • Steve B
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        #4
        Maybe post a pic or 2 so we have a better idea as to what you're needs are for sealing up you're smokehouse.

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        • Wolverine4400
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          • Sep 2016
          • 39
          • Aiken, SC

          #5
          Actually Steve the cracks/leaks in this smokehouse are small and don' effect the temp that much. I just wanted to see if i did seal it how much more effective if may be. and i wanted to know what would be safe. Thanks for your insight as well as everyone else who replied. i will probable start with the exterior caulk since the cracks are small and go from there. I'm sure this will be sufficient. thanks all!

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          • Histrix
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            • May 2016
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            #6
            I wouldn't be worried about using any of the caulks available at the hardware store. I would just make sure you let them cure fully. Some may have an odor that won't dissipate for a couple days.

            If you are concerned about any nasties that might outgas from a caulk you might look at using a caulk that is approved for aquarium use as they are specifically non-toxic and safe to use for contact with living things.

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            • Wolverine4400
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              • Sep 2016
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              • Aiken, SC

              #7
              I will look into that Histrix. thanks for the advice!

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