rotisserie gave out

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by tjw in kans, Aug 23, 2007.

  1. tjw in kans

    tjw in kans Fire Starter

    wouldnt you know it, getting ready to do a whole chicken in the electric brinkman and the 35 year old rotisserie finally gave out after making grinding noises for the last year. only paid 25 bucks 35 years ago for a charcoal unit with lid and rotisserie, been transfering the rotisserie to everything i purchased since. looked at new rotisseries, ouch, 55 bucks and up, guess i am living way in the past, and dont need one that bad now.
     
  2. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    Maybe you can take it apart and add a hand crank? You should be able to replace the motor, but ti may still give you sticker shock!
     
  3. tjw in kans

    tjw in kans Fire Starter

    well, i took it apart, gears are trashed, deejay debi, if i added a hand crank, i would have a very soft temper and promoted a lot of health after several hours of cranking. you got the sticker shock right. guess i will do with out, unless i find one at a garage sale cheap.
     
  4. squeezy

    squeezy Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I've seen then here in Ontario for $20 to $30 and then there is the higher end stuff.
     
  5. hawgheaven

    hawgheaven Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Not sure what your rotisserie looks like or its size, but I saw a guy at a pig roast a few years back that had a homebuilt unit, rigged with an old electric motor from a washing machine or something, and used bicycle sprockets and chain to drive the rotisserie shaft. He had the smaller sprocket on the motor and the larger one on the shaft... pretty neat!
     
  6. ajthepoolman

    ajthepoolman Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I have an old pool pump, but it is 3/4 horse and would probably fling your food into the next county!
     
  7. tjw in kans

    tjw in kans Fire Starter

    ajthepoolman, just wanted to say howdy, im down in linn county, la cygne area. the old motor was small with the gears self contained, about 4x6 inches. made brackets to install it on the electric smoker, charcoal smoker and gas grill. looks like it would be worth 20 bucks. guess the old thanksgiving turkey will just have to sit on a rack in the smoker this year. still watching walmart for closeout price on propane smoker. tjw in kans.
     
  8. adb551

    adb551 Smoke Blower

    Hey there La Cygne, Louisburg here.
     
  9. tjw in kans

    tjw in kans Fire Starter

    hey adb551, i see joe w. has a smoke on wheels going on down there.
     
  10. ajthepoolman

    ajthepoolman Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I have been to the convenience store in Louisburg many times on my way to Pittsburg. Go to the push pin application that Jeff put on here and mark your territory!
     

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