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  • Brian67
    Club Member
    • Apr 2020
    • 9
    • Iowa

    Amazing find - RT-680 for free

    So last Saturday, my wife told me someone in our neighborhood posted on Facebook they were giving away a pellet grill. They said it was in very good condition but needed a new controller. After messaging them, I found out it was a Rec Tec RT-680. Needless to say, I now own it. And the bad controller? Turned out to be the auger motor was the culprit. Added a flat washer to keep the rotor in place and voila, works like a charm. Made ribs and a small brisket on it Sunday and it held the temp perfect. I went ahead and ordered a new motor and drive because $50 is worth it, just incase. Now I just need to repaint the lid, the previous owner did some artwork on it I'd just assume get rid of. Click image for larger version

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  • Jfrosty27
    Club Member
    • Mar 2020
    • 882
    • Muskego, WI
    • Current cookers:
      Rec Tec RT700 "Bull" pellet cooker
      Smokin-It model 2 electric smoker w/ Maverick 732 temp monitor and cold smoking kit
      Weber Genesis 3 burner gas grill w/ rotisserie
      Charbroil Grill2Go gas grill
      Weber 22" Performer Deluxe kettle grill w/ThermoPro TP-20S temp monitor
      Weber Smokey Joe
      SnS Deluxe
      Vortex
      The Orion Cooker convection cooker/smoker (two of them)
      Blackstone 17" griddle
      Joule Sous Vide circulator

      Favorite beer: Anything that's cold!
      Favorite cocktail: Bourbon neat

    #2
    OMG. What a deal. Good for you!

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    • randy56
      Club Member
      • Aug 2017
      • 477
      • Newburgh In

      #3
      Score! You and Hammie will have some good times.

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      • RonB
        Club Member
        • Apr 2016
        • 12851
        • Near Richmond VA
        • Weber Performer Deluxe
          SNS
          Pizza insert
          Rotisserie
          Smokenator 1000
          Cookshack Smokette Elite
          2 Thermapens
          Chefalarm
          Dot
          lots of probes.
          CyberQ

        #4
        Congrats. At least you don't have to come up with a name.

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        • jfmorris
          Club Member
          • Nov 2017
          • 3100
          • Huntsville, Alabama
          • Jim Morris

            Cookers
            • Camp Chef FTG900 Flat Top Grill (2020)
            • Weber Genesis II E-410 w/ GrillGrates (2019)
            • Weber Performer Deluxe 22.5" w/ GrillGrates & Slow 'N Sear & Drip ‘N Griddle & Party Q (2007)
            • Custom Built Offset Smoker (304SS, 22"x34" grate, circa 1985)
            • King Kooker 94/90TKD 105K/60K dual burner patio stove
            • Lodge L8D03 5 quart dutch oven
            • Lodge L10SK3 12" skillet
            • Anova
            Thermometers
            • Thermoworks Smoke w/ Wifi Gateway
            • Thermoworks Dot
            • Thermoworks Thermapen Classic
            • Thermoworks RT600C
            Beverages
            • Whatever I brewed and have on tap!

          #5
          Man - great score! Only grill luck I've had was paying $100 for my Performer Deluxe, which included a full set of Grillgrates and a cover. You scored MUCH MUCH bigger!

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          • Rod
            Rod
            Club Member
            • Dec 2015
            • 639
            • Phoenix, AZ
            • Weber Genesis S330 with GrillGrates
              Weber Performer with SnS, DnG and Pit Viper mod
              Weber 26" kettle with SnS and Pit Viper mod
              PBC
              Blackstone 36" SS griddle

              Fireboard
              Thermoworks Smoke
              Thermoworks MK4
              Maverick ET-732


              Accessories ranging from a Vortex to bear claws.

            #6
            Good for you! I'd definitely get in the habit of covering the drip pan with foil. Makes for much easier clean up.

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            • treesmacker
              Club Member
              • May 2018
              • 955
              • Grants Pass OR
                • Rec Tec Trailblazer RT-340
                • O-Grill 600 Portable Grill with O-Dock
                • Cuisinart 360 Griddle
                • Ooni Fyra (coming soon)

              #7
              Lucky dog!

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              • scottranda
                Charter Member
                • May 2015
                • 1748
                • Charlotte, NC

                #8
                Nice!!

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                • SwampDonkeyzBBQ
                  Charter Member
                  • Sep 2014
                  • 419
                  • Huntsville, Tx

                  #9
                  Nice score!!

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                  • jumbo7676
                    Club Member
                    • Jun 2018
                    • 300
                    • Centreville, VA
                    • GMG Daniel Boone

                      Weber Spirit E-310
                      GrillGrates

                      Weber Performer Premium 22"
                      Slow 'N Sear 2.0
                      Drip 'N Griddle Deluxe
                      EasySpin Grate

                      Weber Kettle Premium 22"
                      Vortex

                      Weber Smokey Mountain 14"

                      FireBoard
                      Maverick XR-50

                    #10
                    That beats the $20 Performer I got that had only been used three times. Congtats on the score!

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                    • Dan Deter
                      Club Member
                      • Jun 2018
                      • 472
                      • Raleigh, NC
                      • Weber Summit S-670
                        Thermapen Mk 4

                      #11
                      Noice!

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                      • Blues1
                        Club Member
                        • Mar 2020
                        • 331
                        • SC
                        • Steve

                          RecTec RT700, Weber Genesis 2

                        #12
                        Wow...great find!!

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                        • klflowers
                          Club Member
                          • Sep 2015
                          • 3330
                          • Tennessee

                          #13
                          Excellent!!!

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                          • Uncle Bob
                            Club Member
                            • Feb 2019
                            • 392
                            • Salado, Tx
                            • Summerset TRL44 gas grill and side sear
                              RecTec 590 Stampede
                              Weber Performer
                              Cajun Grill Preaux
                              EcoQue Gen 3 wood fired oven
                              Camp Chef Somerset IV 4 burner propane stove
                              Camp Chef FTG600
                              OT QOMOTOP 23-inch Gas Griddle
                              Oklahoma Joe's Bronco
                              Oklahoma Joe's Bronco Pro
                              Oklahoma Joe's Judge
                              Golden's Cast Iron Grill
                              Ooni Koda 16

                            #14
                            Very good score, and RT still can supply almost any parts you might need beyond what you've already identified. Have you bought any lottery tickets while you're hot?

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                            • Brian67
                              Club Member
                              • Apr 2020
                              • 9
                              • Iowa

                              #15
                              Thanks for the tip, Rod. I can fix an auger drive unit but never thought of covering the pan with foil...

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                                I do not replace foil every cook, If I do 3-4 butts I do, also shop vac out all inside's after a full hopper of cooking pellets.

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