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HoosierKettle

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Re: Cajun bandit door never ceases to amaze
« Reply #30 on: March 24, 2017, 05:55:10 AM »

I just purchased one and installed one on my 22.5. I will report back after my next smoke. So far the fitment it excellent. The Putco latch runs circles around the factory latch.

I look forward to your report!


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vader06

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Re: Cajun bandit door never ceases to amaze
« Reply #31 on: March 24, 2017, 09:15:38 AM »
I just ordered a new door.  I hope to get it sometime next week.
Genesis Gold B, 18" WSM, 18" Yellow, 22" Blue OTG, 22" Lime MBH, 22"  Black SJ, Black Jumbo Joe Platinum and Red 22" LE.

HoosierKettle

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Re: Cajun bandit door never ceases to amaze
« Reply #32 on: March 25, 2017, 02:01:33 PM »
I just ordered a new door.  I hope to get it sometime next week.

impressed with the door you will be

vader06

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Cajun bandit door never ceases to amaze
« Reply #33 on: March 30, 2017, 03:15:04 PM »
I just received my door today.   I am very impressed.  The latch was easy to assemble and it fits better than the original door.  I am looking forward to smoking a couple of chickens on Saturday.   




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« Last Edit: March 30, 2017, 03:17:57 PM by vader06 »
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kettlebb

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Re: Cajun bandit door never ceases to amaze
« Reply #34 on: March 30, 2017, 06:16:07 PM »
That should be the stock door


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vader06

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Re: Cajun bandit door never ceases to amaze
« Reply #35 on: April 02, 2017, 04:19:01 PM »


Smoked a couple Chickens yesterday.  The new  door is awesome.   


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vader06

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Re: Cajun bandit door never ceases to amaze
« Reply #36 on: April 02, 2017, 04:19:43 PM »



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HoosierKettle

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Re: Cajun bandit door never ceases to amaze
« Reply #37 on: April 02, 2017, 04:48:05 PM »
Chickens look great. What temp were you running?


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vader06

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Re: Cajun bandit door never ceases to amaze
« Reply #38 on: April 02, 2017, 05:56:00 PM »
225 degrees.  They were very good. 


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toolhead

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Re: Cajun bandit door never ceases to amaze
« Reply #39 on: April 08, 2017, 05:53:55 PM »
Id try it without the latch..if cost is a concern and buy the scratch n dent and save bucks.

I bought a scratch and dent it it had a few scratch on the inside of the door......umm..after my first smoke session..i dont see the surface scratches anymore.

The stock door fits oerfectly a nd offers a very snug fit..like other when i removed reinstalled my stock door handle the brass receptacle to catch sceew in the handle spun...

I figured out issue...that brass ferrule is glued in...after many smokes the glue is compromised..so reatraching handle reslts in you hitting a lot of gumk back jnto ferrule which causes screw to stop short and then you keep turning..and the glue breaks bond ...

I had a backup new stock door..removed handle and it fit and works perfectly.

Plan to fix the other door handle...soak the ferrule in degreaser...clean with tiny qtip shaped wire brush..clean bras ms ferrule insert channel in the handle and then use jb weld...

The handle and screw should then work as it should...

Try to buying the scratch n dent...while waiting filor shipping..get some jb weld as backup.

Remove the handle and keep track kf assembly of the wave waslve washer and the square nut etc..mmwrite it down as youd probably forget...

After removal...thoroughly clean out the ferrule so you clean out the ferrule screw channel which should allow you a trouble free assembly

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toolhead

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Re: Cajun bandit door never ceases to amaze
« Reply #40 on: April 08, 2017, 05:55:35 PM »
Aside fron the few surface acratches on the inside of the door it was in excellent condition.

Still has the factory protective sticker fully intact on the outside of the door..so installed it looks factory new...im glad i went scratch n dent
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toolhead

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Re: Cajun bandit door never ceases to amaze
« Reply #41 on: April 08, 2017, 05:58:12 PM »
Like the OP i did notice an extreme improvement on temp levels on my wsm after installing the cb door.

Temps maintained MUCH better.AND it was easier to change temps..i already bought a 22" wsm door for my future 22" wsm
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toolhead

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Re: Cajun bandit door never ceases to amaze
« Reply #42 on: April 08, 2017, 05:59:39 PM »
The stock wsm door is definitely a design flaw/weak spot in the wsm...the thin stock door does seem to materially impact wsm performance
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shock_me

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Re: Cajun bandit door never ceases to amaze
« Reply #43 on: April 10, 2017, 06:27:46 AM »
Geezus I just tried to order a door for my 22.5" WSM and they are charging $1000 to ship it to Canada! WTF! Anybody else in Canada ever order one of these?

toolhead

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Re: Cajun bandit door never ceases to amaze
« Reply #44 on: April 11, 2017, 02:26:53 AM »
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« Last Edit: April 26, 2017, 04:21:28 PM by toolhead »
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