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Re: [TowerTalk] "Cable set" failure-US tower answer

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] "Cable set" failure-US tower answer
From: Wayne Kline <>
Date: Tue, 6 Dec 2011 09:30:45 -0500
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 Hello Fellow Towertalkers.. The To lube or not to lube is akin to finding true 
north. some swear by a method some swear at it ! I worked at Bethlehem Steel Co 
after I got out of the Army.. as a  crain operator, being the new guy  in the 
dept. I was delegated to the outside crane run :(Well the duties and 90% of the 
lifts are identical as to height /drop and resting position. with weights up to 
30,000 lb This was on a  Nile 25 ton crane.the worry of the cable fatiguing 
being stressed at the same position IMHO would only prevail. is if the Shiver 
Drum dia was undersize to the bend radius of the cable . The gang that 
maintained these things sprayed /brushed ( hand held floor brush) on a liquid 
penetrating lube.   My Mentor W3GM Jerry Mathis  had 6 layover towers all in 
wet undergrowth   He turned me onto a granger product I have been using on my 
winch cables.. and have not replaced any in 22 years at this QTH  It's a cable 
open gear penetrating lube. it now  comes in eco friend
 ly hand pump bottle                                       
  Wayne W3EA                                            

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