So, I got my Joetisserie and began to look for a replacement motor in case after a year my motor failed. The joetisserie motor is .model RM-A101, and conveniently enough Onlyfire has the exact same model number motor that looks identical. Here is the link on Amazon for Canada, same item would be for the USA.
I ordered by both, and the stainless is going back, it does not match for reasons below.
Now this says it's rated for 20lbs and is 4 watts just like the Kamado Joe one except the kamado Joe says 50 lbs. which I find odd.
Also the stainless steel one on Amazon is a RM-A201 and the bolt pattern does not .match the Kamado Joe plate if you have to swap plates.
The description says it has anti backlash gears.
It's not stronger for those looking for more power but this will allow you to swap adaptor plates and have a backup motor in case your motor dies during a spin possibly and this will get you back up and ruunnig. It's cheap insurance.
Can't upload photos from where I am but will try later.
Over a year ago I was cooking pizza and suffered a single crack in my fire bowl. It grew over time and 1 turned in to 2. Next thing you know the fire bowl was in 2 pieces kinda just sitting down in there. I just kept cooking and could have left it that way for a very long time but I needed to do a good cleaning so the time was right.
Before I go any further I want to let you know that I didn't need to do this, I have a new fire bowl in my garage right now. I am a curious person though and I want to see how long I can go from one fire bowl.
This method should work on any ceramic kamado.
T304 lock wire
small 1/4"-3/16' mason bit
Pull the fire bowl out and clean it up. Put it together, use a strap etc to hold it in place.
Drill a pair of holes down the crack - 3, maybe 4 depending. Push the wire through and twist it tight with the pliers while carefully setting the crack in place as you go. BAM! That's it.
And now despair. I discovered another hairline crack while doing this repair, this tells me that over time the fire bowl will slowly crumble. We'll see how long it takes. You can just see it in this photo, it leads off of crack #2 and is about a foot long at this point and it is all the way through.
As a s follow-up to my first Grill dome restoration (see http://www.kamadoguru.com/topic/10848-grill-dome-rebuild-project/?p=118416), I'm planning a second Grill Dome restoration later this year.
One consideration will be to re-glaze instead of a re-paint. Unlike other Kamado's that use a glazed surface, Grill Dome's have a heat resistant paint surface.
The challenge will be to locate a local potter equipped with a kiln large enough to fit the GD.
If it proves successful, I may also choose to repaint my original rebuilt GD (see picture below) as it has since chipped again due to some issues with the refinishing process.
Just curious - for those of you who own glazed Kamados (i.e. Vision, BGE, KJoe), have you ever experienced any issues with the finish?