Starter "Brush Band"

Wed Aug 10, 2011 12:10 am

Does anyone know if part #13 is available, or out of what material it can be made?
http://www.cleancomputes.com/Cub/Super%20A%20-%20Super%20AV/TC-39B%20Parts%20Catalog/Page%20118.jpg

The photo below shows my old one, and it is possibly a VERY thin strip of leather, but it could be some kind of paper. The upper piece shows the small rectangular depression where the hole for the brush was.
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If it is only for keeping out dust, seems like I could use almost anything. If it is to insulate the brushes from possible contact with the band, could I use rubber, or plastic, or electrical tape? Thanks for your info and suggestions.

Dale F

Re: Starter "Brush Band"

Wed Aug 10, 2011 6:23 am

The original is just a sort of heavy paper, so you can make one from something similar to a cereal box. Electrical tape will work too but won't look quite as original. It's purpose is to seal out the elements.

Re: Starter "Brush Band"

Wed Aug 10, 2011 6:58 am

A local shop uses duct tape. For paper, the bacon carton paper is about the closest match. Turn the printed side in.

Re: Starter "Brush Band"

Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:02 am

Thanks guys! That will be todays project...or at least one of them!

Dale F

Re: Starter "Brush Band"

Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:19 am

I've used paper gasket material.

Re: Starter "Brush Band"

Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:35 am

I did some testing at one time, and the original is fire retardant, almost to the point of being fire proof. If you know anyone who is a central office technician for the local phone company they use a similar material in the bottom of cable racks. It is white rather than the original black, but it can't be seen any way.

Re: Starter "Brush Band"

Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:44 am

John, I don't know anyone with the phone company...anything else of similar material? I don't like the idea of cardboard because of getting wet and disintegrating. I was thinking about some thin gasket material, but not sure it would be thin enough. Let me know if you think of something or know someone who could "borrow" some of the material from the phone co.!!

Dale F

Re: Starter "Brush Band"

Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:50 am

I've seen building paper (tar paper) used. Not fire retardant, but it is waterproof.

Re: Starter "Brush Band"

Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:56 am

Hmm, I actually may have some of that...might be pretty thick but I'll check it out. At least you folks have told me the real goal was to keep dirt out, so I probably do not have to worry about insulating it specifically with a dialectric material.

OK, heading out to the shop, so I can actually do some work...photos on this whole project tonight!

Dale F

Re: Starter "Brush Band"

Wed Aug 10, 2011 2:24 pm

OK folks!! Success (so far)! And thanks to all for your input. The "tar paper" worked beautifully, and the thickness was perfect. :{_}:

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And Bigdog, I thought of you when I realized that although I HAD checked ground continuity with the starter installed, I had the chance to clean off the paint on the mounting flange to help preclude future problems!! :D
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Once again, THANKS to you all!

Dale F

Re: Starter "Brush Band"

Wed Aug 10, 2011 2:27 pm

You did good! (sorry for the grammar)

Re: Starter "Brush Band"

Sun Sep 11, 2011 8:11 pm

I think the "correct" paper is called fish paper. McMaster-Carr has it.

Re: Starter "Brush Band"

Sun Sep 11, 2011 9:26 pm

Yep Fish paper it is. We used it on cable racks and at times where cables were fanned out for termination.

Re: Starter "Brush Band"

Sun Sep 11, 2011 10:38 pm

Do you think there will be any problem with the "tar paper" that I used?

Dale F

Re: Starter "Brush Band"

Mon Sep 12, 2011 8:05 am

Might stain the paint under it.