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Here's the very first thing you should do when you get your roti, before you even cook on it...with the ring on, generate some smoke with the vents closed and see where your leaks are. Some charcoal, or charcoal and wood chips or pellets,
a lit cigar, anything...generate some smoke and see if the leaks are tolerable. More leaks = less temp control. That's critical for a coal burner.