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[TowerTalk] Pointy Top / Mast Binding - Tips?

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Pointy Top / Mast Binding - Tips?
From: (Bill Coleman)
Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2001 16:22:23 -0400
On 7/18/01 1:32 PM, Pete Smith at wrote:

>All this puzzles me a little bit.  I have a 25AG3 pointy top with a 2" Rohn
>galvanized mast - the top section was new 5 years ago when I put the tower
>up.  The mast was a loose fit in the top section, and at 1 RPM lubrication
>seemed unnecessary.  That has proved to be the case so far, despite the
>usual assortment of wind and weather.

I'll keep that in mind.

>I'm wondering if maybe there isn't some galvanizing slag inside Bill's top
>section, accounting for the tight fit.  Once it's removed, lubrication may
>be an exercise in overkill.

I chipped out some galvanizing slag near the set screw holes, but the 
remainder seems pretty smooth (as hot dip galvanizing goes).

All my tests have been with the AG3 and mast in the horizontal position. 
I'll try it vertically next.

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