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[TowerTalk] Rain Water Getting Into TX-472 Motors

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Rain Water Getting Into TX-472 Motors
From: "Fred Hurd" <>
Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2011 19:12:17 -0500
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The motor unit installed on my TX-472 US Tower has been soaked internally by
rain water leaking into the motor housing resulting in motor rusting and
corrosion internally. Now the motor is drawing too much current to start up
and blowing the electrical source fuse. Contact with the motor manufacturer
reveals that these motors were not designed to be exposed constantly to
weather but used primarily with generators within weather protected housing.
I am curious if other TX Tower owners have experienced similar problems with
the motors being damaged by rain water. Has anyone found a replacement motor
that can survive heavy rain? Or is the only solution using a cover over the


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