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Jacked UP BBQ
06-28-2011, 08:32 PM
Fec 750 rotisserie chain was loose and skipping so I removed a link. Now it is super tight. Should there be any play in the chain at all> Thanks

06-29-2011, 12:13 PM
Unlike a belt (which my Kingfisher uses) the chain should probably have a bit of slack, kind of like a well adjusted bicycle chain. Sounds like the FEC750 could use an adjustment roller (kind of like an idler pully) to allow fine tuning. I'd give CookShack a call.

06-30-2011, 10:53 AM
Get a half-link.

06-30-2011, 11:02 AM
Chain will stretch (unless it's high dollar S.S. pre-stretched) over time or as it heats up. Swapping for a 1/2 link may work today but the best idea is to use a tensioner that you can adjust or a spring loaded tensioner (more expensive). If you have no place to hard mount then you could use a floating tensioner. Plenty to choose from in Mcmaster-Carr.

I'd call the manufacturer first though and see if they already have a solution.

07-01-2011, 11:26 AM
When the chain stretches you take the half link out. It's what they are made for.

07-01-2011, 03:35 PM
If you chain is really tight it can and will wear your sprocket out go with a 1/2 link

07-01-2011, 03:35 PM
BTW it will also wear your chain out

07-01-2011, 11:30 PM
Call cookshack!