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[TowerTalk] Al corrosion/connector seals

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Al corrosion/connector seals
From: (Bill Coleman AA4LR)
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 97 18:44:16 -0400
On 3/26/97 18:59, C. Logan Dietz at wrote:

> wrote:
>> Just make sure you use pop rivets with an aluminum center pin. The steel
>> center pins will corrode out in a hurry when outsdie in the weather...
>The center pin comes out when you "pop" the rivet leaving only aluminum
>with a hole in it.

Depends on the type of rivet. Some are designed to leave a solid center 

Frankly, if the riven leaves a tube that isn't filled, then it will 
eventually fail when subject to tension/compression cycles. 

The best type of pull rivets to use are those designed for aircraft use. 
The Murphy Aircraft company sells homebuilt aircraft kits that are built 
completely with Avdel Avex blind rivets. Highly recommended.

Bill Coleman, AA4LR, PP-ASEL        Mail:
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