Re: Going thru alternator belts???
Use a cogged belt as well - they transmit more power without slipping compared to standard V-belts. You definitely need a shorter belt if you have an inch of play.
I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken and opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.