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Re: [TowerTalk] Garolite

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Garolite
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Date: Tue, 5 Sep 2006 20:34:03 -0400 (EDT)
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I'm sure you'll have excellent results with molded fiberglas rod.  He's an 
excellent comparative analysis of the physical properties of commonly available 
structural composite materials:

Good luck!


---- Original message ----
>Date: Tue, 5 Sep 2006 9:43:34 -0500
>From: Stan Stockton <>  
>Subject: [TowerTalk] Garolite  
>I have a high quality, solid, molded fiberglass rod that I will use in the 
>center to split the elements.  One of the questions had to do with LE material 
>which I had seen that you had used. According to the specs listed for it on 
>McMaster Carr, the tensile strength is about 1/4 that of G10 or G11 which is 
>even stronger than G10.  Duffy said that he uses G10 instead of LE.  
>The next question has to do with insulating all the elements.  I could not 
>find a previous posting from several years ago where I believe you stated some 
>positives relating to interference issues, etc. from having insulated all the 
>elements.  If you could let me know what all those positives were I would 
>appreciate it.  Not sure whether you try to insulate the boom from the mast or 
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