From: Jeff Kreines (email suppressed)
Date: Mon Jul 28 2008 - 12:24:35 PDT
I have found that urethane belts are better than neoprene -- and
there's a good selection of them at McMaster-Carr. They make them in
a few diameters, and most are available in lengths of 1" increments.
Be sure to subtract 10% or so from the length you get measuring with
Search for Urethane Belts.
Choose endless, clear.
1/16 or 3/32 probably will work. A 14" 1/16 clear urethane belt is
Note that it's nearly impossible to get a catalog from McMaster, but
their website is great. I buy parts every week -- not cheapest but
fast and always good.
On Jul 28, 2008, at 1:14 PM, amanda christie wrote:
> thanks alain,
> i didn't mention model numbers, because i'm looking for more diy
> right now i'm working with some fuel line tubing that i got from an
> auto parts store and super glued together... i cut a piece of fuel
> line, and inserted in the joint for a bit of extra contact with the
> super glue.
> so far so good... except it looked like it was the right size when
> running normally... but when i load a film onto it... the tubing
> stretches and pops out of the guide wheel.
> has anyone had any experience making belts out of alternative
> materials such as this?
> and is super glue and appropriate bonding agent?
> thanks so much,
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