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VID's Quick and Dirty Rotisserie Guide

By vid1900

7 years ago

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    Post #1 What is a rotisserie, description and supplies list. Posted by vid1900 (7 years ago)

    Post #2 Step One: Drill & tap sides. Posted by vid1900 (7 years ago)

    Post #3 Step two: Drill & tap tops. Posted by vid1900 (7 years ago)

    Post #4 Step three: Form the axle. Posted by vid1900 (7 years ago)

    Post #5 Step four: Assemble the knob. Posted by vid1900 (7 years ago)

    Post #6 Step five: cut and assemble the perforated angle. Posted by vid1900 (7 years ago)

    Post #7 Step six: finish the legs. Posted by vid1900 (7 years ago)

    Post #18 Clamps for attaching playfields to the perforated angle. Posted by vid1900 (7 years ago)

    Post #24 Leg leveler idea. Posted by vid1900 (7 years ago)

    Post #66 Playfield sizes. Posted by vid1900 (6 years ago)

    Post #79 Variation using plywood ends instead of perforated angle iron. Posted by jgreene (6 years ago)

    Post #120 Video demonstration on using a rotisserie. Posted by vid1900 (6 years ago)

    Post #144 Link to a video on how to remove a playfield. Posted by lb1 (5 years ago)

    Post #170 Link to a wooden design. Posted by vid1900 (4 years ago)

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    #109 6 years ago

    Vid, thank you for this as well as those that also contributed. FWIW, I got my stuff at Lowe's as it is down the street from my job and I let my company pay for my time picking up the materials. Shhhhhh, don't tell anyone at work.

    I made some minor changes/substitutions: Grabbed some 1/4 x 20 "T" plastic handles for the width adjuster "T" vs the metal T's. I also found 2" long 1/4x20 carriage bolts for the silcock handles as mentioned since they had them there. They were out of 1/2 x 60" long so I opted for the 72". I was going to cut them but they're not in the way. They do add more stability when I have my moving dollies underneath. I also had so many cans of paint but nothing to do the whole thing hence the multicolors, but it gets the job done.

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    #272 1 year ago

    I ended up drilling a few indentations just enough to allow it to snug up firm when tightened. I only bothered with two positions but you could do several. It’s helped mine.

    6 months later
    #293 1 year ago

    I'm certain Vid and others have much better ways, but all I've usually done is either wait until I'm done (and those few items are only things left) and install them after pulling playfield off the rotisserie. I set it up on end safely off of rotisserie, and install what is needed. But I understand that's not always helpful when you have the back panel that needs installed for putting the back half together.

    In that case, I've undid that end from the angle iron after locking the other side from spinning (and verifying the other side is still firmly/safely attached) and gently move the playfield up with something to hold it up while attaching what is needed or slightly moving the playfield to the side to attach what I need. Even still, it usually won't have all screws attached until it's off the rotisserie.

    7 months later
    #329 8 months ago
    Quoted from Colsond3:

    Obviously having two people is helpful. That’s a heavy playfield. Either way, flying solo, I usually lock the angles flat “around” the correct width, put both sides on, tighten up the one side and clamp it, then go back and clamp and tighten up the other side.

    Exactly how I do it as well. I’ll add that it’s worth eyeballing anything attached to the far ends of the playfield sitting on the rails. Usually a few lamp sockets or cable management that has to be removed. Always take pics first before you do.

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