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Re: [TowerTalk] Rust on Tower Cable

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Rust on Tower Cable
Date: Sat, 2 Dec 2006 16:02:36 EST
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In a message dated 11/29/2006 2:48:58 P.M. Pacific Standard Time, writes:

>  Hi Guys  - I have a motor driven US Tower that I  installed six years ago 
and still works great (Model 472). Recently I have  noticed a rust build-up on 
the cable around the motor drive pulleys but not up  the tower. My question 
is whether or not this is a potential problem that  could weaken the cable. The 
cable looks and moves fine, but it is turning  brown with rust around the 
motor area. I suppose I could cover the motor and  lower pulleys with tarp, but 
I'm not sure that is necessary...any sugestions  from your experiences?
    Don't worry about. Other than using a cable  lubricant on the cables once 
or twice a year anyway. 
    The rust would have to be deep - not just surface  rust - in order to be 
a problem. 
    A tarp probably wouldn't help since you'd still  get condensation on 
everything under the tarp.
Steve     K7LXC
Professional tower services for hams


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