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#1 posted 04-02-2020 06:45 AM

My favorite source for unknown belts in Napa Auto stores!

Find a Napa Automotive branch (like the one on Placerville Drive). Give the counter clerk the belt, and 95% of time you walk out with right belt. Occasionally, they send to me another store due lack of inventory, or ask me to return next day after they order one. They have a tool for measuring belts and can also tell you what size (width/length) you need.

Have had mixed luck making the same request to other auto stores like; AutoZone or O’Reilly stores.
Some are great, many stink.

Other local sources for drive belts:
Tractor Supply
Farm and Fleet Stores
True Value/Ace Hardware (stock mostly 3L/4L belts for lawn mowers)
Ferguson (they have many types of branches)
The Ferguson on 2850 Cold Springs Rd in Placerville does both plumbing and HVAC. There are a lot of drive belts used on commercial HVAC and Swamp cooler systems.
Electric motor sales/repair shops (like H&M in Sacramento)
Motion industries (Ramona Dr Sacramento)

Last but not least, Here is random online reference to help you understand common sizes of drive belts:
https://www.vbelts4less.com/how-to-measure-v-belts

Belts are easy to find. The challenge is can you find the right size?
Once you find an expert to determine the right size, WWW always has source some where! :-)

Best Luck.

-- If it wasn't for bad luck, I wouldn't have no luck at all, - Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign released 1967


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