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Jacked UP BBQ 06-28-2011 08:32 PM

rotisserie chain
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

chad 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.

Cook 06-30-2011 10:53 AM

Get a half-link.

meatinc 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.

Cook 07-01-2011 11:26 AM

When the chain stretches you take the half link out. It's what they are made for.

jestridge 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

jestridge 07-01-2011 03:35 PM

BTW it will also wear your chain out

txschutte 07-01-2011 11:30 PM

Call cookshack!

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