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Posted Sat Nov 6, 2004, 11:45am
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Question: Where do you get the spit support thing for the non-motor side of the grill? Does the spit just rest in there?

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Posted Sat Nov 6, 2004, 2:37pm
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Hello,
It is real interesting to see how each of us goes about building more or less the same idea. Here is a picture of my roaster with buzzdrum, 1/2" zinc or galvinized allthread 57 RPM motor and little TC thermo.
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Posted Sat Nov 6, 2004, 2:44pm
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Hello,
It is real interesting to see how each of us goes about building more or less the same idea.  Here is a picture of my bean cooler. Total cost of this little jewel was $0.00  Base is old printerstand, blower is a dual squirrel cage fan from the bottom of a electronics cabinet, frame is scrap plywood and collander was stolen from my wife's kitchen.
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Posted Sat Nov 6, 2004, 7:56pm
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poison Said:

Question: Where do you get the spit support thing for the non-motor side of the grill? Does the spit just rest in there?

Nate

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I got that piece out of my old rotisserie kit.  I threaded a socket onto a nut and used other bolts to hold it in place..  The socket rests in the old rotisserie bracket and spins.  Sometimes it squeaks so I put a little pam or cooking oil and it stops.  You should be able to just make a bracket out of material found at a local hardware store.  Just a simple bracket that bolts on to the grill should work. Here is a closeup picture  The longer nut seen in this picture is the stainless steel connecting nut that holds the eye bolt to the threaded rod.  If your grill has indentations on the bottom for the rotisserie, then you may not need any bracket at all.  Just stick a socket where it needs to ride, and bolt it together.  My indentations for the rotisserie were on the top part, so that wouldn't have worked for me.

 
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Posted Sat Nov 6, 2004, 8:37pm
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Sometimes it squeaks so I put a little pam or cooking oil and it stops.

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I had the same annoying squeak with my setup. I picked up a can of high temperature food save silicon spray at Ace Hardware. It does a pretty good job of silencing the squeak.
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Posted Mon Nov 8, 2004, 12:06pm
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Rawman Said:

I got that piece out of my old rotisserie kit.  I threaded a socket onto a nut and used other bolts to hold it in place..  The socket rests in the old rotisserie bracket and spins.  Sometimes it squeaks so I put a little pam or cooking oil and it stops.  You should be able to just make a bracket out of material found at a local hardware store.  Just a simple bracket that bolts on to the grill should work. Here is a closeup picture  The longer nut seen in this picture is the stainless steel connecting nut that holds the eye bolt to the threaded rod.  If your grill has indentations on the bottom for the rotisserie, then you may not need any bracket at all.  Just stick a socket where it needs to ride, and bolt it together.  My indentations for the rotisserie were on the top part, so that wouldn't have worked for me.

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Thanks! I ended up doing just that, though I'm kinda pissed at the waste of money: I bought the rotisserie kit. I needed the spit and the support bracket, and am short on time and tired of futzing around, so whatever. Anyone need a 6rpm rotisserie motor?

Another question: why does it seem that everyone has the motor on the right of the grill? Is everyone a lefty? It seems to me to be easier to have it on the left with the basket door on the left so you grab the wooden handle on the non-motor side with your strong right hand, undo the door with your left, and have your strong hand do more of the work.

Am I nuts?

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Posted Mon Nov 8, 2004, 3:32pm
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poison Said:

Another question: why does it seem that everyone has the motor on the right of the grill?

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In my case (and probably others), the right side is where I have a flat surface to mount the motor.  The left side of my grill has an auxillary burner.

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Posted Mon Nov 8, 2004, 4:27pm
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That makes sense! Thanks!

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Posted Mon Nov 8, 2004, 8:34pm
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A left sided set up

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Posted Tue Nov 9, 2004, 10:37am
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poison Said:

Another question: why does it seem that everyone has the motor on the right of the grill? Is everyone a lefty? It seems to me to be easier to have it on the left with the basket door on the left so you grab the wooden handle on the non-motor side with your strong right hand, undo the door with your left, and have your strong hand do more of the work.

Am I nuts?

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I have the spare burner on the right side of my grill, so I put the motor on the left.  I suppose I could have done it either way, but it just seemed more natural to do it the way you've suggested.
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