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Subject: [TowerTalk] U-Bolts for tower
From: Noid <>
Date: Tue, 20 May 2008 08:33:17 -0400
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Good day gentlemen,

Quick question... ha-ha.

The tower is close to completion and I have a used Force 12 XR-5 
antenna.  The u-bolts that hold the 10 elements need replacing, they are 
rusted pretty bad.  Surrounded by a salt water environment takes it toll 
on them.  Would it be worth it for the u-bolts to be replaced with 
stainless steel?  Which grade would be 'best'? 

The tower is aluminum and the rotor plate is held in place with u-bolts, 
best form of u-bolts here? 

The mast clamping u-bolts on the XR-5 antenna must be stainless steel, 
they look really good. (they are not in the photo)
The one on the left is from element 6 on the antenna (there are two of 
these), the middle u-bolt is used on each element other than the one 
mentioned, the right u-bolt is used to secure the rotor plate to the 

This is the current state of the u-bolts.  The nuts came off after a 
little work. 

Which anti-seize, anti-corrosion paste-liquid etc would assist is 
preventing future corrosion?

Noid Wilson
Tampa, FL

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