On 3/25/97 8:20 AM, Hawkins, Bill at email@example.com wrote:
>Aluminum can be separated easily using propane torch with
>blow torch tip. This will not(shouldn't) overheat the aluminum.
>Heat evenly all the way around and let cool. Oxidation turns to dust.
>A light tap will loosen and it easily separates. Clean good.
I must say, this tip has allowed me to separate an A3S boom that has been
stuck since I took it down two years ago. I had tried heavy application
of penetrating silicone libricants and lots of pressure, but no luck.
The heat/cooling cycle suggested loosened the joint up enough that I
could take it apart myself. Amazing.
>Use Noalox next time.
I put up the A3S 7 years ago before I knew about Noalox. When I moved, I
had to carry the boom intact, as I couldn't separate it, even with help.
Bill Coleman, AA4LR, PP-ASEL Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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