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Easy

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What is the best/most cost effective door for a 18.5 WSM
« on: July 17, 2021, 12:35:21 PM »
I bought a used WSM and the door is not fitting well the metal is very soft and bends way to easy.

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watkinsb87

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Re: What is the best/most cost effective door for a 18.5 WSM
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2021, 12:39:11 PM »

Easy

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Re: What is the best/most cost effective door for a 18.5 WSM
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2021, 04:58:26 PM »
Thanks I was hoping to any other options. Cajun is a nice unit.
https://www.cajunbandit.com/category/weber-smokey-mountain-upgrade-parts/

Cajun Bandit makes great stuff.


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magic mike

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Re: What is the best/most cost effective door for a 18.5 WSM
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2021, 01:45:10 PM »
Aside from OEM I think Cajun Bandit is your only option.

powermatt99

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Re: What is the best/most cost effective door for a 18.5 WSM
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2021, 05:50:53 AM »
The flexibility of the OEM door allows you to shape and reshape to get the best possible seal.


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jcnaz

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Re: What is the best/most cost effective door for a 18.5 WSM
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2021, 11:28:07 AM »
I'm late to the party @Easy , the stock door will seal better if you install it upside-down. It still won't be as tight as the Cajun Bandit unit.
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Easy

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Re: What is the best/most cost effective door for a 18.5 WSM
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2021, 01:15:19 PM »
The flexibility of the OEM door allows you to shape and reshape to get the best possible seal.
I understand that ,I bought this one used and the door has been reworked to many times. My last 18.5 was like a 2008 and the door was thicker material you could reshape it better. This door is l Iike triple strength aluminum foil very soft. Cheap is a hood word.

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Re: What is the best/most cost effective door for a 18.5 WSM
« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2021, 01:18:57 PM »
A little late here too, I must have missed this post while on vacation.  I really like my Lavalock door - installed on my 22".  They make an 18" version as well, no experience with it here, but probably very similar.  Drilling and painting is involved, but worth it IMO.  I didn't use the nuts and bolts they sent with it, got my own SS hardware.

Easy

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Re: What is the best/most cost effective door for a 18.5 WSM
« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2021, 05:23:21 PM »
Sweet big opening nice for adding coal.
A little late here too, I must have missed this post while on vacation.  I really like my Lavalock door - installed on my 22".  They make an 18" version as well, no experience with it here, but probably very similar.  Drilling and painting is involved, but worth it IMO.  I didn't use the nuts and bolts they sent with it, got my own SS hardware.

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bbqking01

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What is the best/most cost effective door for a 18.5 WSM
« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2021, 05:58:12 AM »
I bought an 18 online, got me a Cajun bandit door for it. I really like the looks of that lava lock though.


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kcsmokinribs

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Re: What is the best/most cost effective door for a 18.5 WSM
« Reply #12 on: November 13, 2021, 12:04:43 PM »
Good decision to go with the Cajun Bandit door IMO.


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Easy

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Re: What is the best/most cost effective door for a 18.5 WSM
« Reply #13 on: December 21, 2021, 03:59:39 PM »
Thanks for all the input I now have a Cajon door on order for my Christmas present.

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