Its particularly difficult to maintain corrosion-free joints in verticals
constructed of telescoping tubing. Inevitably, rain water washes through the
joints and oxidation develops despite preventive measures that may have been
Perhaps an effective approach would be to apply shrink tubing to
prevent rainwater from washing through the joint.
---- Original message ----
>Date: Mon, 03 Mar 2008 17:31:15 -0800
>From: "Tom Osborne" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] hose clamps and end caps
>To: "Towertalk" <email@example.com>
>Haven't used rivets here, but lots of clamps.
>I took 3 of my 40 meter verticals down to re-furb them and found that the
>screw assembly in the clamps had rusted badly. Don't know if it was bad
>clamps or what, but had to break a lot of them to get them loose.
>I wonder if they make a hose clamp with stainless straps and worm gears??
>The ones I had had stainless straps but metal worm gears. 73
>> I thought you might want to consider this. I was wondering is anyone else
>> has had any thoughts on the idea of rivets/clamps?
>> Bill, W5VX
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