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« on: September 11, 2010, 04:39:18 pm »

Ok so I've purchased all of this used equipment and I honestly don't have a friggin clue how to use it.  I went out & bought some clear hoses to hook up to the water jug.  Right now I'm trying to figure out how you change the belts on the expandable drums.  And just to clarify because I'm really getting confused - are expandable drums the ones that are soft?  I was given a lot of different grit belts but I'm not sure how to change it. 

How much water do they need on the belts when you're working?  Do they need as much as the Genie?

I thought they'd all be interchangeable but apparently not, as one has a much larger middle section then the other one and doesn't fit on the other machine.  Why would they be different sizes wouldn't they all be a standard size??

Help!

Jenn
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« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2010, 05:15:23 pm »

Step away from the belts,,,, have  a homebrew . sit among the belts, breath the belts it will come to you .  LOL at least after all the kind folks on this forumn help you.
the belts will slip off the rubber drums with a little effort if they are kind of stiff otherwise thwill just slide off. look inside the belt to see if it has a rotation arrow. water is a personal thing I use a lot of water but then mie is feed from my well so I do not have to fill jugs. the grit size should be marked insid of the belts also.
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« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2010, 10:12:53 pm »


Jenn, pictures (for me at least) would be of tremendous help in seeing what you have and how to help you better.

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« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2010, 01:24:00 am »

Pics !  dancer5
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« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2010, 08:21:09 pm »

Here are the pics of the used equipment that I purchased.

#975/#976 is the unit that I wanted to move the extra wheel to from unit #977/978 however the middle rod is much thicker on unit 977.  Are these different types of wheels and they're not interchangeable? 

Hopefully someone can clarify this for me.

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« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2010, 09:32:20 pm »

You can use "telescopic bushings" to adapt just about any wheel to any common shaft size. 
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« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2010, 06:48:01 am »

Here is a pic showing the telescopic bushings.

Could not find a close up...



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