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Re: [TowerTalk] Rain Water Getting Into TX-472 Motors

To: Fred Hurd <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Rain Water Getting Into TX-472 Motors
From: KC2TN <>
Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2011 19:26:06 -0500
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Thanks for the warning! 

My TX472MDP just arrived this week and is still laying down because US Tower 
forgot to send the bolts AND my mast! 

Guess I should cover up the motor and plan to leave it covered. I also now 
wonder about condensation buildup??

Sent from my iPad

On Dec 12, 2011, at 7:12 PM, "Fred Hurd" <> wrote:

> 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
> motor?
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