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Automatic rotator question!!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Jazlyn, Jan 2, 2009.

  1. Jazlyn

    Jazlyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am sorry to bother ya'll with this question but what do you call that little piece that connects the motor to the rod that holds the egg racks?[​IMG] My GFQ egg rotator piece broke. I can't find it for sale, but might have more luck if I knew what to call it.
     
  2. Chicken Woman

    Chicken Woman Incredible Egg

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    Its just an egg turner as far as i know. [​IMG]
     
  3. panner123

    panner123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 15, 2007
    Garden Valley, ca
    If you are talking about the rod coming out of the back of the motor. That would be the motor shaft.
     
  4. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:I had one break also. I call it the conncting rod or push rod..
    I made one out of a piece of oak.
    Pine is too soft for that application.. maple or hickory would also work..

    did you try super glue?? I could not because I did not have both pieces..
     
  5. dixiechick

    dixiechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    BTW...[​IMG] Jazlyn!! And no question is EVER a bother....we're all sittin' here in our PJ's waiting for something to comment on!!!
     
  6. CovenantCreek

    CovenantCreek Chicks Rule!

    Oct 19, 2007
    Franklin, TN
    Is this what you need?

    [​IMG]
    1689--Plastic Connecting Bar/Egg Racks to Motor
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    Price: $3.58

    Order it from GQF
     
  7. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm Premium Member

    I think hes talking about the cam. The part that is on the end of the motor shaft an moves the connecting rod. Looks sorta like a "Z" from the side.
     
  8. CovenantCreek

    CovenantCreek Chicks Rule!

    Oct 19, 2007
    Franklin, TN
    The only parts GQF sells are the bar and the motor -- my guess is the piece that connects the motor to the bar would come built into the motor.

    all GQF auto-turner replacement parts
     
  9. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:you've got everybody guessing.
    now that I re-read your note, I am thinking it is the part connected to the motor also.. You might have to take the motor apart to replace that part.. maybe somebody has a burned out motor that you could salvage the part from..

    it might be called a cam drive??
     
  10. Jazlyn

    Jazlyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone! [​IMG]

    I would try super glue but I think it(the shaft?) might have been inadverantly thrown out in the crazy holliday clean up. [​IMG] I will keep looking though... I will also check at our local feed store Monday. Here is a pic if it helps, of were it would go.
    [​IMG]
     

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