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Posted by Ulysses on June 4, 2009, 2:21 pm

Now that you mention it the belt that held up the longest for me was a
notched automotive belt.  The most I run it is at about 2.8kW but I put on a
hundred hours in a couple of months or less.  I figured mine was getting
glazed due to slippage but there seems to be a llimit on how tight it can
be.  I've been running it a little too tight probably--I can move the belt
by hand about 3/8."

Posted by wmbjkREMOVE on June 4, 2009, 2:51 pm
On Thu, 4 Jun 2009 07:21:20 -0700, "Ulysses"

If you're going to redo it, you could use B size. Good selection of
affordable belts and pulleys here
http://www.surpluscenter.com/powerTrans.asp?UID  09060409443681&catname=powerTrans.


Posted by Ulysses on June 5, 2009, 3:58 pm

http://www.surpluscenter.com/powerTrans.asp?UID  09060409443681&catname=powerTrans.

I wish I would have found that place when I was looking for pulleys.  Pretty
darn cheap!

Posted by Ulysses on June 6, 2009, 3:11 pm

http://www.surpluscenter.com/powerTrans.asp?UID  09060409443681&catname=powerTrans.

I'm amazed at the prices on that site.  I spent a long time searching for
pulleys and never found it.  I really like the idea of going with the B
size.  For the moment, working with what I have on hand, I'm trying a longer
belt and trying to fashion some sort of tensioner/idler pulley so it will
maintain the same amount of tension at all times (hopefully).  The little
bit that I've read about belt-drive alternators said to use a short belt.

Posted by Ken Maltby on June 6, 2009, 4:44 pm

http://www.surpluscenter.com/powerTrans.asp?UID  09060409443681&catname=powerTrans.

  I've delt with them for many years now, and consider them
as a tinkerer's toy shop.  You will probably enjoy getting their

  I find this works out to be a more practical approach for
direct coupling:
http://www.surpluscenter.com/sort.asp?UID  09060611321224&catname=powerTrans&keyword=PSF3



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