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Round Belting for Faventia Barrel Piano Motor
By Tom Sendall

Concerning the recent discussion about belting, several years ago I
needed some for my Faventia street piano (with the optional electric
motor).  I chose "Polycord" supplied by the now-defunct vendor Small
Parts, Inc., of Miami, Florida.

I measured 8 percent short as per the directions, then I heated the
ends and pressed them together.  This formed a seamless coupling that I
was sure would soon fail but four years later it still works just fine.

The papers I saved says that Polycord was made up to 1/4" size, capable
of handling a 1/4-horsepower motor.  I've just posted a video of my
piano on YouTube.  Search for "monkey cranks Faventia street piano".

Thank you.
Tom Sendall

 [ Polycord(tm) is a rough green thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU)
 [ round belting cord made by Habasit AG.  -- Robbie

(Message sent Mon 2 Dec 2013, 00:32:08 GMT, from time zone GMT-0800.)

Key Words in Subject:  Barrel, Belting, Faventia, Motor, Piano, Round

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