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Re[2]: [TowerTalk] Re: Long mast, intermediate bearing

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Subject: Re[2]: [TowerTalk] Re: Long mast, intermediate bearing
From: (Stan Griffiths)
Date: Fri, 10 Apr 1998 00:56:53 -0700 (PDT)
I think you are right.  It does that, too.


>        i always thought the thrust bearing was to give the mast some side 
>support and keep it from binding when the mast went thru the hole in the tower 
>top plate??
>        de Howard w3cqh
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>Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Re: Long mast, intermediate bearing
>Author:  Dick Flanagan <> at Internet-E-Mail
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>Date:    4/6/98 8:51 AM
>At 11:53 PM -0800 4/5/98, Stan Griffiths wrote:
>>>     Note that most thrust bearings are NOT designed to hold the vertical 
>>>     weight of your antenna/mast.  A good way to lose your toes.
>>>     Greg
>>>     na8v/4
>>Well, Greg, if it is a Rohn thrust bearing, that is exactly what it is for: 
>>to hold the weight of the mast and antenna.
>When I asked Bruce at US Tower that same question about the thrust bearing 
>on my 72' crank-up, he told me the same thing.  Its purpose in life in to 
>take the weight off the rotor and shelf.
>73, Dick
>Dick Flanagan W6OLD CFII Minden, Nevada DM09db (South of Reno) 
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