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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 (5 years ago)

    Post #144 Link to a video on how to remove a playfield. Posted by lb1 (4 years ago)

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

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    #339 4 months ago
    Quoted from crashpad:

    Ok, so I buy all the stuff to make my rotisserie about six months ago, and all I do is clean the stuff up using paint thinner. While cleaning one of the 36" x 3/4" pipes, I hold them up together and find one of them is a few inches shorter, so I have to take it back and get one that actually measures 36".
    Decide last week I'm going to bang this job out and paint everything.
    Start to try and put it together and find that the 3/4" tee will not attach to the 36" x 3/4" pipe on one end. It will start to thread/connect on the other. Take a closer look and the thread appears to be "smooshed" down at the top, so the tee keeps sliding off and never grabs to attach to the pipe.
    I took it back to Home Depot without a receipt and painted and they swapped it out for another 36" x 3/4" pipe. Before prepping this one for paint, I try to attach a 3/4" tee to one side.
    It fits.
    Take it off and try to attach to the other, and the same issue as the first pipe. Looks like the threads are "smooshed".
    Anyone else have this issue or is there a way around it? Tee won't even start on the pipe to try and some how force it if that is even possible.
    Also, when attaching the tees is there some kind of way to smooth the threading, like adding WD-40 or grease or something to get it to attach easier?[quoted image]

    Clean up the start thread with a chisel, or just peel off the smashed area with pliers.

    It doesnt have to be perfect to engage, just open.

    Its soft steel.

    Or go to home depot and run the end thru the die on their machine.

    Its free
    Pipe thread is tapered. It's not like a machine screw.

    Its supposed to get tighter the deeper you go, so it seals.

    Use pipe wrenches, big ones (12"or bigger) to get more leverage.

    You can use any type of lubricant.
    Pipe dope (rectorseal 5) is a lubricant and sealer.

    But anything will work, lard, salad oil, motor oil etc...

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    #342 4 months ago
    Quoted from crashpad:

    What do people do to cover the ends of the rotisserie to help protect from sharp edges?
    I filed them, but thought there may be a good solution to capping them off.
    One possibility would be to use some of the foam weather stripping, adapting a small piece to put on the ends, but that would be kind of clunky and I'd prefer something like a rubber foot like you use to protect flooring.
    [quoted image]

    I just ground them smooth and rounded the corners.

    I guess you could tape the edge with gorilla tape but I haven't found it necessary.

    #347 4 months ago
    Quoted from crashpad:

    Yes, my neighbor suggested that too. I remember reading where people dipped the entire bottom half for more cushioning.

    I think gorilla tape would work well.

    I use it to cover cut plywood edges for repeated use.

    It sticks like crazy and is very durable.

    I'm thinking of putting it on both sides my rotisserie too.

    Just to make it s little more ergonomic.

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