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Re: [TowerTalk] why grease ?

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] why grease ?
From: Wayne Kline <>
Date: Tue, 4 Nov 2008 14:55:00 -0500
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Hi Skip
 Oh yeah the red cloud of smoke covered South Bethlehem was a common site. The 
Haze from the hill to Hill bridge was a site to behold at times.
 So  you experienced  a problem and  like a  true armature you developed a FIX.
 This is  Akin to Rohn dose not have a Zerk fitting means it's  not designed to 
operate in a lubricated environment. This is a notion I can not subscribed to.
Heck almost all NEW Vehicles  that are manufactured with pivot wear points have 
no means to lubricate them.. But   All the aftermarket  replacement parts have 
that capability.
IMHO the fact that a Manufacture dose not include that option ( it's a COST 
thing ) and 95% of all replacement parts HAVE that ability  thus dis proving 
the myth if the Manufacture made it that way there designed to operate that 
way... HummmmmmBugggggg  .
 Well I for one am always striving to make thing better, antenns have  a higher 
 degree of survivability,  rotors increase there  longevity, connectors stay 
dry and tight   and in the majority of these quests  I have added to  or 
deviated from the original design to achieve that goal. Now that dose not mean 
SKIMPING it means to  add to or increase the MIN spec. insert stiffening 
tubing, use void fill compounds and heat shrink, replace original cad plated 
hardware with SS hardwear add step start or studder circuits to big load rotors 
increase if possible the min. standers of guy size or distance from base when 
planing a tower installation and the list go's on and on. 
So a    Rule or the Holey grail  " Factory Catalog"  are a BASE line a 
"minimum"  specification to adhere to .  
 73's Wayne W3EA
    > Date: Tue, 4 Nov 2008 12:45:47 -0500> From:> To:> Subject: [TowerTalk] why grease ?> > When I first was 
licensed I lived in Bethlehem, PA, a steel town. I had a > 60 ft tower on top 
of our warehouse with VHF/UHF antennas. After the first > year I had rotor 
problems or so I thought. I was the thrust bearing loaded > up with red and 
black dust from the steel company that had harden.> At first I thought about 
lubing the bearing but that would only attract more > dust. So I added a CV 
(constant velocity) boot over top to prevent dust and > water from entering the 
bearing.> This worked and I never had problems again even after adding a tri 
band > yagi. It also eliminated the problem with water freezing in the 
bearing.> My choice was out of necessity and was a fix for a problem. This may 
have > been a very unique situation due to our location 2 blocks from the Open 
> Hearth,Blast furnaces and cinder plant.> > de Skip K3CC ex K3ZTJ > >
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