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Re: [TowerTalk] GRADE 5 BOLTS

To: "K8RI on TowerTalk" <>,"'towertalk'" <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] GRADE 5 BOLTS
From: "K8RI on TowerTalk" <>
Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2006 13:52:00 -0400
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> Grade 8 are much stronger than grade 5 and they are "harder". I'd not call
> them brittle though.
>> I've used galvanized (though they were longer since getting the exact
>> length
>> is a challenge) but it would be wiser to stick with what the engineers
>> designed for the product.
> Likewise I'd stick with the galvanized, but I have no problem using SS
> either and they are easier to work with with one exception.  Bolts on a

I forgot to state the exception. When installed dry to get the proper torque 
SS bolts tend to gaul. They weld them selves together over time and they can 
be a real bear to get apart.Roger Halstead (K8RI and ARRL 40
year Life Member)
N833R - World's oldest Debonair CD-2

> tower should be installed "dry" if they are torqued. Adding lube to the
> threads means you are going to get a lot more compression for the specific
> reading on the wrench.  Please note wrench is spelled with an "r". <:-))


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