Decent for price but requires modifications
Assembly took about an hour. Only a few nuts and bolts loose in box, no extra parts. Some welded nuts had large air gaps around them. The latches on the smoker door can pop open unexpectedly.
What's not included in box but should be: 12x10x6 charcoal/wood basket, hi-temp food grade rtv silicone sealer, nomex tape/sealer.
Assembled (using hi-temp rtv food grade rtv silicone on all screw & nut holes, halves of firebox, firebox to smoker, top & bottom of smoker, exhaust stack) and cured per
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instructions being careful not to let fuel (coals/wood) touch sides of firebox. Fuel grate curved due to heat. Paint bubbled and peeled on firebox. Hard to hold temp or get to 400 degrees when the smoker leaks.
Firebox, smoker, and water doors are not airtight. Tried adjusting smoker door but leaks not minimized. Will install nomex foam/tape on firebox, water and smoker doors to remedy.
Had to sand, repaint and cure smoker again! Making a charcoal/wood box.
Will smoke a brisket, pork and beef ribs this weekend after installing charcoal/wood basket, wireless meat & smoker thermometer, nomex tape/sealer.
Overall a decent smoker for price but be prepared and suggest ordering rtv hi-temp food grade silicone sealer, nomex tape/gasket, and a charcoal/wood basket (12" L x 10" W x 6" H). This will be an additional $100-$150 depending on where you buy but will save you time and headaches.