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Old 11-22-2012, 05:50 PM   #1
Babbling Farker
Join Date: 06-24-07
Location: visalia, ca
Default total failure

was gonna rotisserie mine using my ez que in my char griller as i have done before. but the bird was bigger, 18 lbs. this turned out to be the breaking point. firstly, i built a holder that holds coals on the side. this has shown to work well before. but with the bigger bird, the hold down arms wouldn't clear that rack. so i dumped the coals on the coal grate. so now i started to run the rotiss. but a problem popped up. the shaft came loose cuz the motor was jerky and loosend the shaft up. so i had to tighten this twice.
but by then the motor started to strain and then just stopped running.
it was a sunbeam setup and i just thought it would be ok as it worked before on smaller turkey's. but that bird was just to much for it. i couldn't attach my weber motor cuz it wouldn't fit on the bracket. plus all this time with an open lid allowed the coals to burn uncontrolled. so i gave up and stuck the bird in the oven. so now i got some work to do so i can fit the
weber motor on and make a differant holder so the ez que can be used.
so not to happy right now but thats how we learn.
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