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Re: [TowerTalk] Speaking of Crank-ups

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Speaking of Crank-ups
Date: Sun, 16 Jul 2006 18:05:34 EDT
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In a message dated 7/12/2006 8:16:00 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time, writes:

>  With all the talk lately of crank-up towers, there must be  some "already
users" that can answer this question.  What does one use  to grease the
INSIDE of the telescoping sections to keep them from  'squeaking' as they go
up and down?  I have heard of something called  Lubri-Plate but have never
seen it.  Anyone have some thoughts on this  and are you greasing the cables
as well?-- 

        Umm, I'd say what you want  to do is almost impossible. US Tower uses 
paraffin to coat the inside of the  legs of their lattice towers during 
assembly but I don't think they use anything  on the tubulars. 
        You could extend the tower  horizontally and then extend the sections 
but this is probably not too  practical. (This is the method used for 
replacing and lubing the cables.)
        Anything that you'd use  would wear off/wash off in a short amount of 
time anyway so I wouldn't bother  doing it. 
Steve    K7LXC
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