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avega2792

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WSM: cajun bandit door vs lavalock
« on: August 08, 2020, 07:32:47 PM »
Cajun bandit door vs. lavalock door. Iíd like for the door to swing out of the way rather than the way the stock and CB doors swing down, but Iím not a fan of the looks of the lavalock door. Any input will be appreciated. Iím looking to start modding my WSM soon but canít decide on which door to go with. Thanks.


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bamakettles

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WSM: cajun bandit door vs lavalock
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2020, 06:23:32 AM »
I like my lavalock door.  Swings open and easily closes, comes with a latch and seals tightly.  Paintable, some have painted them fun colors for customization.  No mess on the side of the smoker, and when I close the vents the fire is out pretty quick.  Up to you if you can get over the looks.  I think it looks pretty cool.  And you can hang a crown royal bag on it lol!


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« Last Edit: August 09, 2020, 06:44:02 AM by bamakettles »

HoosierKettle

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Re: WSM: cajun bandit door vs lavalock
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2020, 03:20:45 PM »
If you want a hinged door then the decision has already been made. Im very happy with my cb door and latch but Iím guessing I would like both. I think both look good.


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ClubChapin

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Re: WSM: cajun bandit door vs lavalock
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2020, 05:49:33 PM »
Iím a big fan of CB products, have many including the door.

I didnít do this, but think without too much difficulty, the stock door can be made tight, by shaping and perhaps a nomex gasket.

I needed to tweak my CB door and while better than untweaked stock, it isnt perfect, but good enough.

I think that lava lock door looks tighter and I am envious of the side hinge.
« Last Edit: September 25, 2020, 03:30:16 AM by ClubChapin »

avega2792

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Re: WSM: cajun bandit door vs lavalock
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2020, 08:17:41 AM »

Iím a big fan of CB products, have many including the door.

I didnít do this, but think without too much difficulty, the stock door can be made tight, by shaping and perhaps a nomes gasket.

I needed to tweak my CB door and while better than untweaked stock, it isnt perfect, but good enough.

I think that lava lock door looks tighter and I am envious of the side hinge.

I have heard that some CB doors need to be tweaked to fit the wsm. Thanks for the input.


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Mike Huff

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Re: WSM: cajun bandit door vs lavalock
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2020, 07:54:53 PM »
I haven't looked at the hinge door very closely. I suspect I'd like it, except for the aspect of how to cover the smoker with it installed. I leave my SM outside sometimes for a week if I plan on smoking back to back cooks. I went with the CB bundle with the bigger charcoal ring/door combo. I like both of these CB items a lot and the door fit perfect right out of the box.
I have no doubt the hinge is more user friendly though, as I have to hold my door with one hand as I tend to the charcoal with the other. I manage petty good though. Let us know what you go with.

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ClubChapin

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Re: WSM: cajun bandit door vs lavalock
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2020, 03:40:41 AM »
I haven't looked at the hinge door very closely. I suspect I'd like it, except for the aspect of how to cover the smoker with it installed.


This cover is nice and fits well over my CB WSM shelf. I think it would accommodate the hinged door and also a lid hinge.


https://www.amazon.com/UNICOOK-Waterproof-Smoker-Kettle-Char-Broil/dp/B01F8V2VIE