Les Kalmus wrote:
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>> To: "Tower and HF antenna construction topics." <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> Sent: Wednesday, April 14, 2010 12:39 PM
>> Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] dxengineering U-bolts froze??
>>> I used Loctite on SS nuts and bolts on a beam and its boom attachments
>>> on a tower in Manhattan.
>>> When it was removed about 8 years later, there was no galling, easy
>>> removal and everything was reusable.
>>> It worked fine.
>Glenn Thorne wrote:
>> Any chance you remember which grade of Loctite?
>> Glenn KD0Q
>Not a chance. It was blue, I bought a small tube at HD and used it up.
>I think either 242 or 243 would work. My purpose was to ensure that the
>bolts never came loose since I was living in a coop building full of
>lawyers : )
It was probably 242, as it has been sold in a retail blister pack for
many years in the USA. For amateur purposes, 242 and 243 are practically
the same and both have a proven long-term track record.
I haven't tried the gel stick, because I value the way the liquids run
along the threads to fill all the gaps. According to the spec sheet, the
liquids are also stronger when set.
73 from Ian GM3SEK
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