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Broken back up air compressor – Update

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Well, I installed the belt today.  First I removed 3 bolts (3/8″) that hold down everything (last picture).

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Then removed 4 bolts (3/8″) from the pump thing.  This is how you get the belt on.

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Then put the belt around the plunger then around the small gear.  Then roll it around the large gear.  Done!

Misc. information about the compressor:

To order the belt just call 1-888-895-4549 and ask for the 007-0068 belt.  It is the only belt they ship / sell, so it is easy.

Kobalt (aka Lowes 99007 vlk1582609) 26 gallon air compressor manual:  http://www.powermate.com/productmanuals.php

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Broken back up air compressor – Update

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It only took me 5 months to order and get the replacement belt.  The bill did not have a total but the sales person said it should cost around $40.  Now I need to install the belt.

To order the belt just call 1-888-895-4549 and ask for the 007-0068 belt.  It is the only belt they ship / sell so it is easy.

Kobalt (aka Lowes 99007 vlk1582609) 26 gallon air compressor manual:  http://www.powermate.com/productmanuals.php

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Am I cheap or practical? You decide!

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My Weep Mizer was giving me the wrong temperature so I went to Lowes to purchase a thermometer.  I really wanted to purchase an ir thermometer but my cheap / practical side made me purchase the $5 digital thermometer instead of the ir for $64.98.

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My Weep Mizer says it was 43 degrees and the cheap thermometer said it was 38 degrees.

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Greg told me that there was a screw on the censor to adjust the temperature on the Mizer.  I decided to just adjust the start temperature by 5 degrees!

Broken back up air compressor

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My Kobalt (aka Lowes 99007 vlk1582609) 26 gallon air compressor died today and I had to go to Sears to purchase a T25 screw driver that was long enough to open this thing.  I am going to have to call Lowes for a replacement belt (007-0068 Carlisle 62-1289).

(1-888-77LOWES)

UPDATE:  For belt and part numbers check out these post.
http://cwguy.com/?p=3821
http://cwguy.com/?p=3811

Do you want to exercise your forearm muscles?

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I definately am not a professional tool reviewer but I know after I used this tool my forearm was unbelievably sore.  I had trouble lifting things and I now hate this ViperGrip 8 inch 2 in 1 self-adjusting and locking pliers (IDL Tools International 9050, Lowes).  But I love my Knipex wrenches:  they seem to be great quality and never slip.

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I really liked the idea of having pliers that lock and are normal but….  I used the tool for about 30 minutes straight and at the beginning it was working fine.  Then after awhile of using them as non-locking pliers, they started slipping.  (Second picture) The problem I think they have is the teeth are so small (unlike a viper) and have a tendency of slipping.  (Third picture) The next problem was the larger teeth for the object you are gripping on to.  These seemed to grip fine then slip and get brass flakes all over the place.  The third problem is the pain in my forearm.  I guess the pressure I used to make sure it would not slip was a real work out.  I can’t wait till tomorrow because my forearm is going to be really sore.  I also can’t wait to get my money back on this item.