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Don McCombs wrote:What are you using for tumbling media, Bill?
Bill Hudson wrote:The belt I got is a V-belt from a, ready for this, vacuum sweeper shop. It appears to be extremely strong and should last a long while under heavy use. I'm sorry that I did not have the presence of mind to ask which model sweeper it fit, however, the number on the belt is 38528-034. There were at least a dozen of those belts hanging there, so they should be readily available. $5.99 + .37 (for the governor) = $6.36. I'm going to go back and get a spare, however, I don't plan on using it for a long time.
MikeInWisconsin wrote:Bill, I love your tip for the rock tumbler, but had to chuckle when you referred to the Vacuum Cleaner as a sweeper!! That is a western PA, Eastern Ohioism if I have ever heard one. I haven't heard anyone call it a sweeper since I lived back home in PA!!!
Nice tip, though!
Mike in La Crosse, WI
alfreema wrote:...I really don't have a clue as to how to improve the results.
Do Not Overload it !!!!!!!!!
it says 3 pound but that is the sand water and cleaner and bolts. I put what would amount to a set of front and rear lugs(20) and a set of square wheel bolta and nuts ( in a load). Put some degreaser powder tide or mean green or your favorite cleaner put some sand and water and let it tumble for about 12 hours . I have cleaned 100 plus pounds of bolts and hardware and it does a good job.
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