belt is washed with scouring powder in the kitchen sink, followed by a
thorough rinse. This removes any incidental surface coating that could
be present during manufacturing. This brings the belt to a known,
repeatable, clean condition.
|| A jig helps to precisely overlay the ends of
the belt; note that the two black marks must overlay exactly, or the
belt length will be wrong. The
dry belt is looped around (above and below) the jig. The splice is
glued with vinyl cement. Any bubbles are rolled out with a wallpaper
roller. The whole seam remains in a press (not shown) overnight.
The bond proved to be quite robust.