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Re: [TowerTalk] beam slippage

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] beam slippage
Date: Tue, 2 Oct 2007 21:08:52 EDT
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Somewhere in my distant past I inherited a 4X3X2 brick of beeswax.  It has 
followed me on 6 or 7 moves...  Damned if I know what to do with it!  Maybe 
someday I'll wind a transformer...  More likely make a candle...
On a brutal ENY hilltop - Original rotator was a TX2.  Gears stripped in 
about 1 month.  Replaced with a Create RB5 something.  Mast slipped.  Drilled 
the bolt holes for 8mm grade 8.  Mast held, but now stripped the gears.  
Replaced with an Orion.  6  3/8" bolts.  Broke the weld of the drive shaft to 
gear twice.  The damn shaft eventually drilled thru the bottom casting before 
I could fix it again...   
Long hiatus...  Moved to FL (and now dont get out as well)...  Original TX2 
is back up... Could not find the stock u-bolts.  Improvised by drilling out the 
holes and now have 4   5/16" grade 8 bolts.  So far, everything is happy...  
Ask me again after a hurricane...  (I still think those hilltop ENY winds were 
worse, since they broke anything I ever put up)
73 de Bill

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