On 10/10/2011 6:53 PM, Steve Maki wrote:
> On my home made swing-gate side mounts, I use a simple collar made of a
> short piece of steel pipe of slightly larger size ID than the mast OD.
> In spite of initial concerns of mast wear, it does not seem to be a problem.
I too have used that method for over 25 years and never had a failure. I
never put any lube on it either.
> -Steve K8LX
> On 10/10/2011 6:45 PM, Mike Cizek wrote:
>> I have a hardwood bushing on one of my towers here in MD. After about
>> 12 years, is has dried out and split so it needs replacing. I have also
>> seen phenolic blocks used for this.
>> Mike W3MC
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>>> On 10/10/2011 10:51 AM, Julio Peralta wrote:
>>>> Yes you're correct I installed the last one I had about 3
>>> or 4 years ago on
>>>> a house bracketed Rohn 25 tower.
>>> Oil soaked, hard wood "pillow blocks" work very well and were an "old
>>> time" bearing used in machinery.
>>> Roger (K8RI)
>>>> Julio, W4HY
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>>>> I seem to remember that someone (Rohn?) used to market an
>>> "Amateur Bearing"
>>>> that was nothing more than a good sized chunk of Oak with a
>>> hole drilled in
>>>> it. Just bolt it to the top plate and go for it.
>>>> K9WN Jake
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