Dayton V-Belt on AHS - Replaced After 6 Years

Stoker Coal Boilers automatically feed the coal and have controls and pumps just like any conventions boiler. They are intended to be used as a primary heat and often have domestic hot water coils as an added bonus. They can be set up independently or in dual sytem with your existing oil/gas boiler. They can accommodate both hot water base board or steam plumbing.
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Post Tue. Nov. 01, 2016 11:11 pm

Finally replaced the old cracked Belt, greased the bearings and cleaned and lubed the chain. :D Much quieter now.
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Dayton v belt 4L250
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Post Wed. Nov. 02, 2016 7:13 am

Wow, that belt could have let go at any time. Good thing you addressed it when you did!!!
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Post Wed. Nov. 02, 2016 9:51 am

When buying belts I go for the green agriculture belt, they are super tough and only a little more.
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Post Thu. Nov. 03, 2016 1:49 am

Anyone try a polyurethane belt supposedly they don't crack or dry out?
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Post Thu. Nov. 03, 2016 8:13 am

ValterBorges wrote:Anyone try a polyurethane belt supposedly they don't crack or dry out?
Heat will eat them so look at the applcation closely before choosing a poly belt. Green ag belts take a pounding like a champ.
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Post Thu. Nov. 03, 2016 8:22 am

That belt is cooked! How long was it in service?

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Post Thu. Nov. 03, 2016 8:59 am

Is the 4L250 the same size V-Belt that the AHS S130 uses?
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Post Thu. Nov. 03, 2016 9:40 am

lsayre wrote:Is the 4L250 the same size V-Belt that the AHS S130 uses?
Given the size difference between the two boilers, it is very unlikely the same. :)
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Post Thu. Nov. 03, 2016 11:12 am

McGiever wrote:
lsayre wrote:Is the 4L250 the same size V-Belt that the AHS S130 uses?
Given the size difference between the two boilers, it is very unlikely the same. :)
If 4L250 means 25" in length, they are probably the same belt.
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Post Thu. Nov. 03, 2016 11:20 am

coaledsweat wrote:
ValterBorges wrote:Anyone try a polyurethane belt supposedly they don't crack or dry out?
Heat will eat them so look at the applcation closely before choosing a poly belt. Green ag belts take a pounding like a champ.
When you say green, do you mean V-Belts such as the Gates Green Stripe series?
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Post Thu. Nov. 03, 2016 4:35 pm

lsayre wrote: When you say green, do you mean V-Belts such as the Gates Green Stripe series?
Not sure, their Green Stripe are truck/bus belts IIRC. They have a Power Rated that has Aramid fiber, I think that is their HD ag belt.
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Post Thu. Nov. 03, 2016 10:38 pm

Rob R. wrote:That belt is cooked! How long was it in service?
6 years.
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Post Thu. Nov. 03, 2016 10:41 pm

lsayre wrote:Is the 4L250 the same size V-Belt that the AHS S130 uses?
It's written on the belt what does yours say?
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Post Fri. Nov. 04, 2016 5:27 am

ValterBorges wrote:
lsayre wrote:Is the 4L250 the same size V-Belt that the AHS S130 uses?
It's written on the belt what does yours say?
My boiler is already prepped for winter. I will have to remember to take the belt guard off and look at it when its time for its spring cleaning and lube.

I did look it up on Grainger, and the Dayton 4L250 is 25" long. It is also 1/2" wide on the outside, 5/16" wide on the inside, and I believe 0.31" in thickness (this later dimension not being mentioned on Grainger).

The AHS part number (as seen on the AHS parts website) for the S130 belt is 200-326. Their part number for the S260 belt is 200-327. This would imply that they do not use the same belt.
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Post Fri. Nov. 04, 2016 6:05 am

The two use different belts.
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