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Re: [TowerTalk] Preventing tic ring motor from freezing

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Preventing tic ring motor from freezing
From: Howard Klein <>
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2008 00:13:54 +0000
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That's pretty much what I was thinking of doing. Trouble is it sucks to go up 
there now and when the weather warms up it is easy to put it out of mind. I'll 
google for a silicon heating unit.
HK> From:> To:> CC:> 
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Preventing tic ring motor from freezing> Date: Mon, 24 
Nov 2008 18:57:19 -0500> > I had that problem at my station in Illinois and it 
was most prevalent when > the temperature was just below freezing. In my case 
it was moisture in the > potentiometers. I did all I could to make the units 
seal the shafts and > then I installed a small silicone heating element in each 
motor housing. I > don't recall the model of the heating element that I used 
and unfortunately > that information is not conveniently located right now. It 
was small and > thin with an adhesive back and a separate thermostat also with 
an adhesive > back so installation was easy, except for running power to it. I 
never had > a cold weather related problem after installing the heaters.> > 
John KK9A> > > > > To: <>> Subject: [TowerTalk] 
Preventing tic ring motor from freezing> From: Howard Klein 
 Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2008 20:51:33 +0000> > > I need some ideas for preventing my 
Tic Ring motor from freezing. For the > past> three years every time the 
temperature falls below freezing my Tic Ring > stops> working. Other times it 
works perfectly. Maybe I got the tropical version > :-).> I don't believe it is 
associated with water entering. It is sealed and this> occurs even when the WX 
has been dry for days. Carl says there is no grease> inside. In any case I was 
thinking of some type of heating strip used for> gutters or similiar. This 
poses the problem of thermostat and supply voltage> problems.> It has become a 
fairly accurate way of knowing the temperature...32 F stops> working, 33 F 
works FB. Any ideas?> Howard..K2HK> > > > HK > 

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