That was already covered Steve. Simply put a rain shield around the mast to
cover the bearing. (Which I did and it works flawlessly). As for the
setscrew, simply install a stainless machine screw with lots of anti seize.
Oh, and we also talked about not letting the bearing take the load... So you
wouldn't need the set screw anyway.
Sent: Thursday, October 20, 2011 6:51 AM
To: <email@example.com>; <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Thrust bearing thread
> In a message dated 10/14/2011 12:01:01 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
> email@example.com writes:
>> It has been interesting seeing all the posts about this. The real
> question is why would you ever use a TB3 or TB4 at $161 and $185 (from
> when you can have a REAL bearing for only $30.98???? Made with REAL
> seals and a zerk fitting?
> Because it's not designed for years of outdoor use? The fatal flaw in
> these machine shop type pillow blocks is that the only thing holding the
> mast is an Allen screw which WILL rust and then you have to cut off the
> since you can't remove the screw easily any more.
> Steve K7LXC
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