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Unread 06-30-2006, 03:04 PM   #1
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I am building a permanent spit in the back yard, I have been looking all over for a spit rod or spit bar (which ever you want to call it). I am looking for one to support a decent size pig (no more than 100 lbs). Does anyone know where I can find one? I have been looking all over and cannot find just the bar for sale. I have seen whole spits, but that is it. Any help is greatly appreciated
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Why not go to your local metal dealer and get some 1" or 2" steel round bar or square bar.
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That's what I would do. I made one once from a chrome rod I bought at a motorcyle swap meet. It was an old extended springer front end. Any steel would work as long as you keep it oiled to retard rust.
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Spit rods for a 100 lb pig need to be pretty stout.
The longer the spit the thicker it needs to be.

The one I saw that was homemade was 1.5" x 1.5" square stainless
and the length was in the area of 4.0' long.
He usually cooks 80 to 100 lb hogs.

Where he got the rod from is another question.

I would think any place that sells metals.
Like this place.
http://www.mcmaster.com/

EXAMPLE:
Here is a 6 foot piece of 303 stainlees hex 1.5" for $196.00

Metals > Shape > Length > Hex Size > Compare Items



Stainless Steel
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Part Number: 89665K92 $196.00 Each
Material
Easy-to-Machine Stainless Steel (Type 303)
Finish/Coating
Unpolished (Mill)
Shape
Hexagonal Bars
Length
6'
Length Tolerance
±3"
Hex Size
1-1/2"
Tolerance
Oversize
Material Certification
Without Material Certification
Condition/Temper
Annealed
Hardness
262 Brinell
Yield Strength
35,000 psi
Specifications Met
American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
ASTM Specifications
ASTM A484 and ASTM A582
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http://cgi.ebay.com/304-Stainless-St...QQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.com/416-Stainless-St...QQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.com/STAINLESS-STEEL-...QQcmdZViewItem
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