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Author Topic: new life for old belts and redundant oil or gas pipes.  (Read 5040 times)
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« on: June 30, 2019, 05:35:38 PM »

  There are many uses for old timing belts,
              I use them for making dampers or anti-vibrations mounts.

  Invert the splines and drill the hole right through the pair when they are well clamped together. If you have a straight run of bolts, just measure for the holes in the full length and the bits inbetween deaden the vibration even better. Tighten up well. once the machine runs for a few minutes you will feel and hear the vibration easing off.
The belts are excellent for resting appliances like controllers and inverters on slippy or vibrating surfaces. Just attach one smoot side to the slippy surface and the other smooth side to the bottom of the appliance. in pairs or pairs of pairs, once you set the top lot down into place, the spline lock and absorb vibration at the same time.
   If you have spare scrap copper oil pipe you can make excellent battery connectors. Once upon a time I used a lot of these but recently I decided to build a battery bank and having given my previous connectors away, I had to make another batch,
. Just cut the correct amount of insulation off the ends of each piece which you have previously measured and squeeze the ends shut in the vice, Then drill being very careful not to slice your hands on spinning copper. The current travels well on the skin of the copper pipe,even DC travels good on the round copper pipe.,There will be 138+vdc buzzing around these little beauties in the near future.

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