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Re: [TowerTalk] Equalizer Plates

To: Jerry K <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Equalizer Plates
From: "Roger (K8RI)" <>
Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2008 19:37:08 -0500
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Almost every bolt for my 45G (except the ones through the legs) came 
with spring steel jam/lock nuts.

I've never seen nuts staked more than what you'd do with a center 
punch.  That keeps them from turning, yet doesn't ruin the threads so 
you can not only get the nut off (although it takes a bit of muscle), 
you can reuse both the nut and threaded portion.

If a threaded rod and nut needed to be drilled I'd prefer the 
castellated nuts  with a cotter pin rather than drilling the nut and 
safety wiring them. 

Most any compound will work whether it sets up or is just thick enough 
to prevent the nut from loosening by itself. IOW any color LocTite.


Roger (K8RI)

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